Wednesday Overnight Open Thread (12/12/18 )

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

When you silence someone you don’t agree with or find offensive, not only do you implement the tactic used by the people you disdain; you also do yourself the disservice of missing out on a potentially meaningful conversation. You cannot affect change if you are not challenged. Nimesh Patel


Quote II

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Proud Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America President Donald J. Trump

Quote III

“It remains our generation’s moral imperative to take responsibility and help our children manage the many issues they are facing today, including encouraging positive social, emotional, and physical habits,” Melania Trump

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Earlier this week The ONT covered YouTube's suspension of Gavin McInnes YouTube account. His suspension has been lifted and he is back.


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How much is enough? The State of California considers taxing text messages.

California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.

The report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says the tax on text messaging would likely be a flat fee added to a monthly bill instead of a per text tax and the money would be used to fund programs that make phone service available for low-income residents welfare recipients.


Emphasis ONT added


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The New Christmas Tradition.

Yesterday, the usual "known wolf" - that's to say, known to the highest levels of the French security apparatus - killed three and wounded a dozen more in this year's first attack on a Christmas market - in Strasbourg. The jihadist yelled ...oh, go on, take a wild guess: Joyeux Noël? Bonnes Fêtes? No, he stuck to the traditional greeting.

Just over two years ago, in the summer of 2016, I met a delightful German lady who lives just across the border from Strasbourg and whose husband, in fact, was born and raised there. Along with her child, my friend, as I put it, "had found herself on the receiving end of some vibrant multicultural outreach from one of Mutti Merkel's boy charmers":

As a result, she no longer goes out after dark. She had also decided - with reluctance, because she enjoyed it - to cancel her participation in a local Christmas market, where she'd sung carols every year - in broad daylight.

'Why would you do that?' I asked.

'Because it's Christmas,' she said, 'and I'm worried Christmas will be a target


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What do I and Chrissy Teigen have in common? We won't be going to this cafe together anytime soon.
Eat All The Nutella All The Time At The New Nutella Café in NYC

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These statements are very concerning? No shit.

The University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign’s (UIUC) Gender & Women's Studies department shared this demand from a nine-point platform created by the National Trans Youth Council’s nine-point platform, prefacing the Facebook post with “something to believe in.”

"We call for the abolition of the police, ICE, borders, and the judicial system" Tweet This

“We call for the abolition of the police, ICE, borders, and the judicial system,” the NTYC platform reads.

Madeleine Hubbard, president of Turning Point USA at UIUC, called this demand “very concerning.

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All good things must come to an end. RIP Faith Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk Dinner.

For 70 years, Faith Lutheran Church in Forest Lake, Minnesota, served an annual lutefisk dinner on the second Tuesday in December. The community was settled by Scandinavian immigrants, and the church served a traditional dinner of lutefisk, lefse, boiled potatoes, meatballs, and other traditional dishes. The church has decided to discontinue the feast this year, and to get the community's attention, pastor John Klawiter wrote an obituary for the dinner, published in the Forest Lake Times. I guess it's true that more people read the obituaries than any other section of the newspaper. People outside of Forest Lake might think that the cause of death would be lack of participation due to a waning taste for lutefisk (a gelatinous dish made by reconstituting dried whitefish with lye), but that wasn't the case. Five hundred people came to eat last year. Go figure.

Ultimately, it was the aging of the volunteers that helped contribute to the decision to finally pull the plug on the 70-year tradition.


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Do you have a loved one who enjoys time in the kitchen? Is that loved one a disaster there? Gift ideas for the bad cooks.

Sometimes, even when following a recipe fastidiously and being extra careful around sharp knives, cooking just doesn’t go as planned. For some people, this happens once in a blue moon, but for others, it’s more of a routine event. But that shouldn’t stop them from trying. If you’ve got someone in your life who loves to cook despite their failed efforts, these gifts might help them find the top chef within.


Just a hint, Bluebell, Weasel and CBD wish lists are not in this article.

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Michael Bloomberg, rich, white, liberal and spouting off.

Bloomberg claimed that 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: male, minority and between the ages of 15 and 25. Cities need to get guns out of this group’s hands and keep them alive, he said.

“These kids think they’re going to get killed anyway because all their friends are getting killed,” Bloomberg said. “They just don’t have any long-term focus or anything. It’s a joke to have a gun. It’s a joke to pull a trigger.”

Except Mayor Mike is wrong. In fact, he’s not even close. Since 2000, minorities have committed about 55% of the murders in this country while whites were responsible for about 45%.


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Vermont businessman tells his local government they are #1 in his book.


Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole. From Boston.com:


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Has Euthanasia Gone So Far That Even The Belgians Are Shocked?

This was nakedly not “medical” but kill-happy doctors and a suicidal patient gaming the system:

“Sophie Nys [the euthanized Tine Nys] says that [the pro-euthanasia] Thienpont diagnosed Tine with Asperger’s and approved her euthanasia request after two or three sessions with Thienpont. Because Asperger’s is ‘incurable and chronic,’ it meets one of the legal requirements for euthanasia. Sophie said her sister was so intent on being euthanized she might have manipulated the test.”

It turns out that this doctor is responsible for killing off one in three patients euthanized for mental health related reasons in all of Belgium.

…and people still wonder how easy it was for the Germans to commit the Holocaust


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Charlemont, MA is making news. Residents of Charlemont reject Comcast for internet provider and will do it themselves.

A small Massachusetts town has rejected an offer from Comcast and instead plans to build a municipal fiber broadband network.

Comcast offered to bring cable Internet to up to 96 percent of households in Charlemont in exchange for the town paying $462,123 plus interest toward infrastructure costs over 15 years. But Charlemont residents rejected the Comcast offer in a vote at a special town meeting Thursday.

"The Comcast proposal would have saved the town about $1 million, but it would not be a town-owned broadband network," the Greenfield Recorder reported Friday. "The defeated measure means that Charlemont will likely go forward with a $1.4 million municipal town network, as was approved by annual town meeting voters in 2015."

About 160 residents voted, with 56 percent rejecting the Comcast offer, according to news reports.


Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

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The ONT Musical Interlude



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You've been warned................

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Sit on my face by Monty Python is funny.

Forcibly sitting on one's face is a Genius Award Winner-1st Runner Up.

Via the New York Post, “Woman clubs boyfriend, sits on his face for refusing oral sex”:

A “very violent” mohawked Missouri woman clobbered her live-in lover as she demanded he perform oral sex on her, the victim and authorities said.

Amy Nicole Parrino, 43, was busted on charges of domestic assault and sexual abuse for the Sunday night incident that occurred at Parrino and the man’s Boone County home, according to a probable cause affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.

During the 9:45 p.m. attack, Parrino allegedly punched the man up to 25 times and struck him with a belt, cellphone and brass plate, according to the court filing.

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“I find the facts in the probable cause affidavit troubling,”, said the judge about tonight's Genius Award Winner

A mama Chihuahua and her four puppies are recovering at a Broward County animal shelter after a woman zipped them into a backpack, threw the pack onto bar tables and benches and wildly swung it around, authorities said.

Teresa Gardner, 27, was arrested at 3:12 a.m. Sunday after she showed up at Briny Irish Pub in Pompano Beach, where she “was seen roughly throwing the bag, containing the animals, onto the bar tables and benches,” an arrest report said.


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For every action there is a reaction. The reaction took awhile but it is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

For the last 40 years, Ron Elliott has been using a special pick-up truck to transport the bodies of dead Vietnam veterans to their final resting places free of charge – so when his faithful automobile finally started to break down, the community stepped up to help.

Elliott, who is a Vietnam veteran himself, had been driving the same 2000 Ford F150 for about two decades. It was the second vehicle that he had used for his labor of love, and it had wracked up roughly 150,000 miles before it started to die.

The side of the truck was emblazoned with the names of Vietnam veterans from Delaware who lost their lives in combat


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 Pretty but cold!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

2 ONT!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (ffYR/)

3 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (CLcKT)

4 4th

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (NLLmE)

5 nailed it

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (NLLmE)

6 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (2Pzfn)

7 Thanks MisHum!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

8 Beautiful first picture.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (2Pzfn)

9 Gray on gray.

I like contrasts.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (UsCnO)

10 One might say we have a "content"-rich environment here tonight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 09:59 PM (CLcKT)

11 top 20 on the ONT.

G'evening ONTers.

great content as usual, MisHum.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (GBteo)

12 Gavin McInnes is one of us.

Canadian tho he be.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (NLLmE)

13 Now to read that content!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (0tfLf)

14 Baby It's Gray Inside!!!

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (qxq6t)

15 In that entire speech, PDT only said "I" three times. Compare and contrast to the JEF.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (NWiLs)

16 1 Pretty but cold!
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 09:58 PM (kufk0)

Spoken like a true southerner.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

17 13 Now to read that content!!!
Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:00 PM (0tfLf)



Never!!!!

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (NLLmE)

18 good evening

Posted by: wing at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

19 I kinda get the feeling the Mokawk woman's rage was not all about the oral sex. But I could be wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:01 PM (2Pzfn)

20 Good evening, wing.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (Ckg4U)

21 @12
Technically he's been de-platformed and un-personed so pretty much the only way you will be able to hear from him is if he comments here.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:02 PM (qxq6t)

22 I loved Christmas growing up in NY. People in California do not do a tenth of the public decorating they do back east. I miss all the lights sparkling on the snow.

Don't miss the snow though.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (EZebt)

23 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Every where you go.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (UsCnO)

24 Donald Trump is a Golden Scalped Two Scoop of a Magnificent Bastard.

GSTSoaMB.


Needs werk.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (NLLmE)

25 So did they find the Strasbourg guy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (2Pzfn)

26 The lifting of Gavin McInnes suspension does not improve my opinion of EweTube.

Eat a bag of dicks you communist fucktards.

Posted by: We made Bill Nye wear the dress, happy now? at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (1L9V9)

27 MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.

Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (zLDYs)

28 I love love love that top picture. Just beautiful.

And I actually have a few of the things on that list, MisHum! Does that make me a bad cook, I wonder?

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (U5tDi)

29 First they came for the text messages of Californians.


And I said nothing.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (NLLmE)

30 23 It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Every where you go.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:03 PM (UsCnO)

Take a look at the Five and Ten (this is a way back reference the kids do not get.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (2Pzfn)

31 Take a look at the Dollar Tree,
Sparkling for you and me.

Just does not have quite the same ring to it.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (2Pzfn)

32 27 MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.
Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (zLDYs

While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

33 I didn't know they decorated minarets for Xmas.

Posted by: Miklos, surprised again at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (zCyNd)

34 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf

887 HP, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. If only Mikey Avenatti owned one, we could have bought it at his upcoming liquidation to cover his back child support.

Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (icI8A)

35 That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (+F0Wk)

36 California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.
The report from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) says the tax on text messaging would likely be a flat fee added to a monthly bill instead of a per text tax and the money would be used to fund programs that make phone service available for low-income residents welfare recipients.


Ah, you don't live in California. If you did, you would know that the last part of the sentence is not "welfare recipients," but "illegal aliens."

Granted, there is a very considerable overlap, but I am confident that that's the motivation.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (Vb4BV)

37 28 I love love love that top picture. Just beautiful.

And I actually have a few of the things on that list, MisHum! Does that make me a bad cook, I wonder?
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:05 PM (U5tDi)

You a bad cook? Never, never. Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

38 Wonderful ONT, MisHum - Thank You!

And thanks for posting PDT's awesome inauguration speech.

Posted by: ibguy at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (vUcdz)

39 While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

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It is great in its entirety. Thank you.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (ffYR/)

40 Hi Honey, I'm home!

Posted by: ALH at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (cS3Yq)

41 Slap!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (KP5rU)

42 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

43 25 So did they find the Strasbourg guy?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM (2Pzfn)


Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

44 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

Ja!

Posted by: Nina Hagen at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (zCyNd)

45 I made Christmas cookies for the first time ever, this year. I can cook, but now I know that I can bake.

-I'm fairly awesome.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)

46 Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)

47 Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)
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Not just any old syrup. Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.

The way God intended it.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

48 Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.
Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

Well, at least we know more than about Las Vegas, amirite?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (2Pzfn)

49 @43

You know who else has a list?

Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (qxq6t)

50 The only car I'd rather own than a Carrera GT is a Tucker 48. But I'd be too scared to actually drive the Tucker.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (icI8A)

51 Santa?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (2Pzfn)

52 49 @43

You know who else has a list?
Posted by: Kreplach at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (qxq6t)

Me! And you're on it!

Posted by: Chris Jericho at December 12, 2018 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

53 Well, the important thing is that they had him on some sort of list.

Posted by: Splunge at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Vb4BV)

"Fiche S" is French for Post-it Note

Posted by: Miklos, archivist at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (zCyNd)

54 Sheesh! on quote 1. Yes, the right is all Hitler, but they might have something to say.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (Y9zp1)

55 Take a look at the Dollar Tree,
Sparkling for you and me.

Just does not have quite the same ring to it.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:06 PM (2Pzfn)

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Take a look at the Dollar Store
A-glist-ening once more...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (+F0Wk)

56 I made Christmas cookies for the first time ever, this year. I can cook, but now I know that I can bake.

-I'm fairly awesome.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (Ckg4U)
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Woo hoo! Good for you. Christmas cookies are the best. My daughter and her boyfriend just made some and the house smells wonderful.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (U5tDi)

57 You know who else has a list?
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Hitlery?

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (kufk0)

58 Santa, Hillary, and Hitler.

Those are the people who had lists.

And Alex.

And Stalin.

Where am I going with this? I may have gone too far.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (NLLmE)

59 Syrup ages?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (PUmDY)

60 California may soon charge its residents a fee for text messaging, according to a report released by state regulators Tuesday.

We should encourage the D's to do this nationwide. A lot of millennials think that there is a vast pool of people with "million-dollar incomes" who can safely be taxed to get them everything they want.

Taxing things that millennials use helps disabuse them of that idea.

Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)

61 But I will admit not being a car expert and I certainly can't debate specs. But I think it's hard for anything else to compete with the GT since it was the last road legal supercar with a stick shift. Too much legal liability, so other companies won't touch cars like that anymore.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (icI8A)

62 You can put syrup on any damn thing.

This isn't Soviet Germany.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (NLLmE)

63 "Woo hoo! Good for you. Christmas cookies are the best. My daughter and her boyfriend just made some and the house smells wonderful."
-Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:10 PM (U5tDi)

I made eight different types and they all measured-up to "Mom-Standards".

I loves me some Christmas cookies.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)

64 California will levy a flat tax on the phone bills instead of charging a per-SMS fee because text messages between iOS users go over the data connection and don't add to the SMS-per-cycle total unless they're sent to non-iPhone users.

If they taxed per text message, iPhone users' text messages to each other wouldn't be taxed. Which is basically outright robbery of money that the state should rightly have. But the state, in its wise beneficence, chooses to offer them a simple way to give the state the money that it's owed for the service it provides to them, viz. to have all the money.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

65
MisHum, thanks for the PDT speech.


Posted by: Eromero at December 12, 2018 10:04 PM


Ditto.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (CLcKT)

66 Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!
Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)

Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?

Also, you'd think a demographic minded bureaucrat would tax the 'won't' swipe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (2Pzfn)

67 Slap! You hanging in there, amigo?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

68 Evening Horde!

Ibguy!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 12, 2018 10:13 PM (9rIkM)

69 Strasbourg guy took a taxi to escape. Even he was smart enough not to trust Uber. Never know what dangerous foreign drivers will show up.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

70 Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?

"Would have sex with."

P.S. I had to look that up on Wikipedia.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (I2/tG)

71 I made eight different types and they all measured-up to "Mom-Standards".

I loves me some Christmas cookies.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (Ckg4U)
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As a fellow cookie enthusiast, I salute you. I'm glad you're feeling up to making cookies, and eight types, no less.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (U5tDi)

72 69 Strasbourg guy took a taxi to escape. Even he was smart enough not to trust Uber. Never know what dangerous foreign drivers will show up.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

He might have gotten a Sikh!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:14 PM (2Pzfn)

73 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)

74 That is some mighty fine speechifin' by my President.

He mentioned God! Astounding that this grates on many in this country.

Too bad. Bigly.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (9rIkM)

75 Look on the bright side Slap - now that Harold Baines made it, your chances to get into the HoF skyrocketed.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (icI8A)

76 Warm, soft Snickerdoodles transcend the mere cookie and elevate to the truly heavenly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (2Pzfn)

77 Several weeks ago, Ted Pilkey of Westford, Vermont installed this massive wooden middle finger sculpture on his lawn atop a 16-foot-pole

I like this guy.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

78
Melania on the Bush:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6490329

DM finally put some pics up. Hopefully more will follow.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (f1Vqw)

79 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)

And soon you are walkin' 'cross the floo-o-or!

Posted by: The Winter Warlock at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (+F0Wk)

80 First they came for the text messages of Californians.

I imagine that one just can't Opt-Out of receiving text messages if they want any sort of mobile service.

Think of the apps that will lose their ability to swarm the mobile device user's notification.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (lD3vL)

81 I've got more to make, bluebell. Mom wants pumpkin cookies and haystacks because she's a White Woman.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (Ckg4U)

82 I'm doing okay, Insomniac. Not great, but another day, another step.

One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)


Just keep on keeping on Slap!

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (f3oO4)

83 47 Even if you do pour syrup on French Toast.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:07 PM (aA3+G)
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Not just any old syrup. Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.

The way God intended it.
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

84 Great to read Pres Trumps quote again.

Posted by: LASue at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (wMHPW)

85 One-Foot-In-Front-of-the-Other.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:15 PM (Ckg4U)


That's all you can do. Any word on the liver, if you don't mind my asking?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

86 Real, honest-to-goodness maple syrup, from Wisconsin.


The way God intended it.


Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (U5tDi)

I thought you were banned?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (wYseH)

87 So this is what the first 100 or so comments look like?

Posted by: Lurk at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (j3frD)

88 "Look on the bright side Slap - now that Harold Baines made it, your chances to get into the HoF skyrocketed."
-Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (icI8A)

*HAH!* I'm more of a Lee Smith type-of-guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:18 PM (Ckg4U)

89 they had cpl on the local news just now. why isn't that fucking skeezer in prison riding brutus' anaconda? miserable little shitbag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (KP5rU)

90 Punks on dope?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (PUmDY)

Ja!
Posted by: Nina Hagen at December 12, 2018 10:08 PM (zCyNd)



Ahem.

Posted by: The Tubes at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (fuK7c)

91

Pete Shelley "Homo Sapien". Still miss you, dude.



https://youtu.be/H4gIWhkD43s



Posted by: otho at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (LkFnL)

92 "That's all you can do. Any word on the liver, if you don't mind my asking?"
-Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

I'm at an "eight" on a scale of 1-25 on "The Ohio Sickness Scale", or something. ...as explained to me.

I need to get sicker before I even get on a list.

Catch-22. I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker. Odd place to be.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

93 You think you're smart. Stupid, Stupid.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (PUmDY)

94 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)
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Wow, really? Is he going to give you lessons?

There is some guy upthread making noise about banning me. Don't give him any syrup, okay?

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (U5tDi)

95 Ya know. Reading President Trumps speech I realized I was reading one of the greatest speeches written.

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (i+qnA)

96 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

Put me down for a gallon of grade B maple syrup.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:21 PM (QWpu1)

97 A lot of millennials think that there is a vast pool of people with "million-dollar incomes" who can safely be taxed to get them everything they want.

When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...


Yeah, Mills might have something there. This time they are right. Millionaires will underwrite their virtue.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at December 12, 2018 10:21 PM (lD3vL)

98 Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

Gah. That sucks. I guess it sort of makes sense in terms of prioritizing recipients, but it still sucks.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

99 94 I know where you get your stash from.
Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)
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Wow, really? Is he going to give you lessons?

There is some guy upthread making noise about banning me. Don't give him any syrup, okay?
Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (U5tDi)

Yes, I have a couple of folks who want to teach me on the fine points of syrup making.

The guy you mentioned thought wrong you aren't banned. You know how to use a spork.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

100 When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...

That's mind boggling.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (NLLmE)

101 66
Next up - a tax for swiping right on Tinder!

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:11 PM (I2/tG)



Not up on the tinder, is that 'would have sex with' or 'won't'?
--------------------

So, officially, does this make California a pimp?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (UsCnO)

102 Top pic - is that the water tower in Chicago?

Posted by: Vertov at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (mDieY)

103 I've got more to make, bluebell. Mom wants pumpkin cookies and haystacks because she's a White Woman.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:16 PM (Ckg4U)
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You're a good son.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (U5tDi)

104 "*HAH!* I'm more of a Lee Smith type-of-guy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:18 PM (Ckg4U) "

Smith was a perfectly reasonable choice - I wouldn't have voted for him, but he got over 50% of the BBWAA vote on his final ballot and he's certainly just as good if not better than guys like Sutter, Fingers, Gossage and even Hoffman.

Baines is a nice guy but not even close to a Hall of Famer and he never even got 7% on the BBWAA ballot.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (icI8A)

105 When you consider that just 40,000 (top 1% of earners) Californians pay half the taxes for that state...


Granny Clampett won't like that, no siree....

Posted by: Miklos from Bug Tussle at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (zCyNd)

106 So Feds got National Enquirer to fess up about squashing a story by buying the rights. Anyone remember LA Times buying that video and not releasing it?

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yc3b528z

Posted by: ryukyu at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (vKhgw)

107 Maple syrup comes from New Hampshire, maybe Vermont.

Canadian maple syrup is probably communist. Wisconsin is just one of those out there places. It can't possibly make good maple syrup. They're probably polite in the diners where they give you maple syrup that's not from New Hampshire.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (fuK7c)

108 "Gah. That sucks. I guess it sort of makes sense in terms of prioritizing recipients, but it still sucks."
-Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:22 PM (NWiLs)

It makes all the sense in the world. I'm not really worried about myself, though. I've got others to worry about.

See? Another blessing! ...lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (Ckg4U)

109 I hope things work out for you Slap.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (NLLmE)

110 Fee Waybill has a gigantic head

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (PUmDY)

111 I'm at an "eight" on a scale of 1-25 on "The Ohio Sickness Scale", or something. ...as explained to me.

I need to get sicker before I even get on a list.

Catch-22. I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker. Odd place to be.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:20 PM (Ckg4U)

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

Sorry to hear this Slap, although I'm glad you are not that sick yet.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (ffYR/)

112 The guy you mentioned thought wrong you aren't banned. You know how to use a spork.

I'm going to do a test tap first week of Jan.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (LOq4H)

113 Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907250270986240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907413282545664

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907529594826752

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907644552314880

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907748080304128

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (0Ntuf)

114
... a waning taste for lutefisk (a gelatinous dish made by reconstituting dried whitefish with lye) ...


Try again, you buttmunchers.

The whitefish is dried using lye. It is reconstituted using water.

Good G*d Almighty, remind me never to accept a dinner invite at your dwelling.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:24 PM (pNxlR)

115 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w)

116 You're wrong, Bander. Wisconsin maple syrup is delish.

You're just jealous, but that's okay, I understand.

Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (U5tDi)

117 More Relevant to My Interests ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907856192647170

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072907982143414272

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908415985479680

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908531538505729

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1072908658219061248

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (0Ntuf)

118 If there is lye in your diet....yer doin it rong.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (NLLmE)

119 I mean I don't want to bash Baines - it's the voters that blundered. But without exaggeration I could name 60 guys I'd put into the Hall before Baines, and that's lowballing it.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (icI8A)

120 Top pic - is that the water tower in Chicago?

Yep.

Posted by: The ARC of History at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (I2/tG)

121 I'm healthy, but I have to wait to get sicker.


This is the basic operating principle of the British National Health Service.

Posted by: Miklos, off to the Mexican clinic at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (zCyNd)

122

Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.


He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

123 First Lady Melania Trump took a ride on a V-f*ckin'-22 Osprey today!

(I'd never get on one...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:27 PM (CLcKT)

124 122

Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

Buddy in his punk years.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

125 "You're a good son."
-Posted by: bluebell at December 12, 2018 10:23 PM (U5tDi)

I'm just a guy with a keyboard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (Ckg4U)

126 Nice ONT once more, MisHum.


That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

He's sorta tall for an elf, isn't he?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:26 PM (HaL55)

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

Buddy's life had spiraled out of control...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (+F0Wk)

127 fish made with lye. what could go wrong? icebacks, at the forefront of the culinary world.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (KP5rU)

128
During the 9:45 p.m. attack, Parrino allegedly punched the man up to 25 times and struck him with a belt, cellphone and brass plate, according to the court filing.


Only by reading the fine print details would one learn that the brass plate was in Parrino's head.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (pNxlR)

129 Hey everybody.

Friday night is the Christmas party for everyone at my new job. I plan to take lots of video of my superiors in compromising positions. I'll be employed forever!!

Also, they have 'Secret Santa' but everyone is supposed to only get a $20 'white elephant' gift. I plan to get a Bob Ross Chia Pet. It's cute, but DON'T get mixed up and instead purchase the Bob Dole Chia Pet. Bleah!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

130 Y'all made me go back to 'tube and watch the Porsche 917 start-up vid(s).

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (RuIsu)

131 Maple syrup comes from New Hampshire, maybe Vermont.

Used the get my syrup from a tiny sugar house near Milford, NH. They finally closed so I get my syrup from Mansfield, VT.

I'm willing to give MH a chance though.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1)

132 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf

887 HP, 0-60 in 2.2 seconds. If only Mikey Avenatti owned one, we could have bought it at his upcoming liquidation to cover his back child support.

Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D




the gt is a great car but nothing compared with the 918. really might rather have a 959.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (MTjB1)

133 DON'T get mixed up and instead purchase the Bob Dole Chia Pet. Bleah!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (miE9U)

The Dole Chia pet comes with pineapple on it.

Posted by: Miklos, applies to pizza too at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (zCyNd)

134 123; i would never ride on an osprey either. if it can't make up it's mind, (helo or aero) i aint riding in it. that shit just isn't right.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:31 PM (KP5rU)

135 fish made with lye. what could go wrong? icebacks, at the forefront of the culinary world.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 12, 2018 10:28 PM (KP5rU)


When they aren't putting ammonium chloride in candy.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:32 PM (t+qrx)

136 115 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w

Thanks AOP, it should be working now.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

137 In before 100? (refresh page: no)
In before... kbdabear? (search page: no)
In before... the Morning Report.
________

National Trans Youth Council?

If a "transgender woman" = man,
and a "transgender man" = woman,
then, is a trans youth = old person?

I thought that dude lost his case for that.

________

A "very violent" mohawked Missouri woman clobbered her live-in lover...

"She seems nice."

________

I remember window shopping on the Magnificent Mile, visiting the Water Tower, and the church across the street, in the snow, Christmastime, with our kids.

It was a different age, three decades ago.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 11 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (hpQEN)

138 Not sure if I like the 918 more than its predecessor the Porsche Carrera GT, the OG of ridiculous street legal cars, with its V10 Le Mans engine.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D

P.J. O'Rourke called the 911 "that ass engined nazi slot car"

Posted by: kbdabear at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (0Ntuf)

139 Maple syrup is from Olympus.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (PUmDY)

140 Victorians used to put Borax in sour milk.

Victorians were weird.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (NLLmE)

141 The link is broken for the Genius Award Winner; the Chihuahua one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:25 PM (fDU8w

The link was broken when she hit it with the chihuahua.

Posted by: Miklos, applying FMEA at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (zCyNd)

142

Ahem.

Posted by: The Tubes at December 12, 2018 10:19 PM (fuK7c)

I saw them live at Alex Cooley's Electric Ballroom in Hotlanta GA. Had a second row seat. What a blast of a show.
Fer realz. No opening act.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (HaL55)

143 No more lutefisk, eh? I suppose hakarl and surstromming are next...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (CLcKT)

144 "the gt is a great car but nothing compared with the 918. really might rather have a 959.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:30 PM (MTjB1) "

959 was the GT predecessor, right?

I'm sure the 918 is better with its specs - I mean it's got like 250 HP on the GT and it's currently the fastest street legal 0-60 on the planet. But the GT has its own charms as well.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:36 PM (icI8A)

145 That was one of the greatest inaugural addresses in American history.

If you have a problem with the sentiments he expressed, you're damn right I question your patriotism.

Posted by: rickl at December 12, 2018 10:36 PM (sdi6R)

146 qdpSteve's qTopic of the qEvening:

What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

147 Victorians used to put Borax in sour milk.
Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:34 PM (NLLmE)


Nothing wrong with that, unless they drank it after.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

148 I'm willing to give MH a chance though.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1

I am humbled by this. Be patient, it will be 2020.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

149 I'd forgotten what a great and inspiring speech Trump made on the day of his inauguration. At what point in the speech did he "lose" the Establishment? Was it when he mentioned "Islamic Terror?" Was it when he said "Buy American?"

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (o1fzk)

150 Wow, BB

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (PUmDY)

151 Thanks AOP, it should be working now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

Indeed it is. Nasty skank, that. They should zip her into a body bag, and push her down a flight of stairs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (fDU8w)

152 "(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U) "

When I was 12 my dad hosted an office Christmas/Hannukah party at our house, and my older cousin kept feeding me jello shots.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (icI8A)

153 more teigen information

discussing why her husband john legend no longer get to do her doggy style in marie claire.

the one part of her body she didn't think john ever saw: "john and I had a double date and we were joking around and I go, john;s never seen my butthole." and john says, "are you kidding" every time anyone does anything doggystyle you see a butthole. I see it every time." I was like, We are never doing it doggy style again."

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (MTjB1)

154

That was one of the greatest inaugural addresses in American history.



If you have a problem with the sentiments he expressed, you're damn right I question your patriotism.


There's an awful lot of people there who hate him because of those sentiments. What is wrong with them? Why can't they put themselves in someone else's place, even for a second?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (HaL55)

155 143 No more lutefisk, eh? I suppose hakarl and surstromming are next...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:35 PM (CLcKT)

It won't be long and that Lutheran church will be a mosque and they will be eating halal goat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM (BJlbN)

157 Nothing wrong with that, unless they drank it after.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (t+qrx)

I don't think borax is too toxic. Unless you are an ant.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (fDU8w)

158 132: The Porche 917-30 had the track record at Talladega for quite a few years.

221 MPH

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (/oe9Q)

159 From the last topic, the Porsche 918 Spyder:

https://tinyurl.com/y729larf


That's awesome. An 882-hp hybrid which can take you twelve miles if you run out of gas. Lech mich am Arsch, EPA!

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (NAs56)

160 MisHum, you're Lutheran like I am. Question for ya:

Ever notice that so many Lutheran congregation members have the most, er, 'Germanic' last names anywhere? ;-)

Growing up and reading my church's weekly Sunday morning booklets, I always noticed that. (My family's name always seemed to really stick out, because it's short, Italian and yes, very similar to the name of a certain notorious young killer who's in the news lately.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (miE9U)

161 I had forgotten how excellent that Trump speech was.

...and congress has committed itself to stifling the message.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (Ckg4U)

162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?


Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)

163 151 Thanks AOP, it should be working now.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

Indeed it is. Nasty skank, that. They should zip her into a body bag, and push her down a flight of stairs.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:39 PM (fDU8w

Once again you show that you can be kinder and gentler than I.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (aA3+G)

164 I had a couple of friends in high school liked liked to refer to themselves as white dopes on punk.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (p0nVR)

165

What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?


Never been to one. In fact, in the 10 years I've been with my present company I have never eaten lunch with anyone.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (LsBY9)

166 We should hide the fact we see their buttholes?

I cannot live a lie.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (NLLmE)

167
Chrissy Teigen, anatomical genius.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (pNxlR)

168 Slap, I'll sip a bit of bourbon here, in honor of you and your liver.

But mostly you.

*Cheers!*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (QzJWU)

169 All the people in that town might die, but at least none of their books will burn......

Posted by: GWB at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (IVYWX)

170 "t's awesome. An 882-hp hybrid which can take you twelve miles if you run out of gas. Lech mich am Arsch, EPA!

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (NAs56) "

Imagine having to ask a guy in an F-150 to help you tow it to the gas station.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (icI8A)

171 I'd forgotten what a great and inspiring speech Trump made on the day of his inauguration. At what point in the speech did he "lose" the Establishment? Was it when he mentioned "Islamic Terror?" Was it when he said "Buy American?"
Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (o1fzk)


Here you go:
"For too long, a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country."

Posted by: DR.WTF? at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (T71PA)

172 broseidon, at a New Years party with my parents' friends that I and my sisters were invited to when I was about 15, the host (who, interestingly enough, was also a minor public figure in Orange County at the time) kept on pouring me small plastic glasses of champagne. :-)

Being young and wanting to please, I kept drinkin' 'em. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (miE9U)

173 156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium


Should have moved there. Damn.

Posted by: Kermit Gosnell at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (/oe9Q)

174 I make it a point to ask obviously French people if they are from Belgium. They don't like it.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (PUmDY)

175 Hadrian, not a horrible idea.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (miE9U)

176 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (miE9U)

Well the Reformation started by Luther was in the heart of Germany.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

177 *HAH!*

Bless you, Jim.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (Ckg4U)

178 171--Bingo

Posted by: JoeF. at December 12, 2018 10:44 PM (o1fzk)

179 No One of Consequence #35:
That last pic - dude's not Santa. He just picks up Santa's dry-cleaning.

His elf-ears gave it away.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (hpQEN)

180 I make it a point to ask obviously French people if they are from Belgium. They don't like it.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (PUmDY)

Sprechen sie Belch?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (fDU8w)

181 This is why when people Tsk Tsk Trump it galls the fuck out of me.


Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (NLLmE)

182 162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?
Posted by: weft cut-loop



Comcast would have jacked up the rates and provide shitty service.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (/oe9Q)

183 MisHum, true, yup.
Just, even as a child, I noticed how uncommon it was to ever hear these last names, outside of my church.

The schools I attended OTOH were full of ordinary boring last names. Smith, Jones, Wilson, etc etc.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (miE9U)

184 Top pic is of the Water Tower in Chicago, you can see the John Hancock building in the background of the photo.

The Water Tower was one of the few buildings spared in the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, back in the day it was part of the water pumping system.

It makes me sad to realize that all of our beautiful old cities have become leftist/socialist hive minds of hate.

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (e9omi)

185 Should have moved there. Damn.
Posted by: Kermit Gosnell


Too much experience. They're not going to pay you the kind of money you're used to.

Posted by: t-bird at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (NAs56)

186 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

(And yes, this is MY OWN idea for a topic, NOT someone else's, just in case you're wondering.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

Those Hessians party, man, they do party.

Posted by: Miklos, crossing the Delaware at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (zCyNd)

187
"Washington flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country."


There are progressive types who said the same thing 10 years ago and called it "neoliberalism". Those same people are now calling for Trump to be assassinated.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (LsBY9)

188 Never been to one. In fact, in the 10 years I've been with my present company I have never eaten lunch with anyone.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:42 PM (LsBY9)


Am I being paid to attend the party? Will I be fired if I don't attend?

If not, then I'll stay home. Or take someone's shift so they can go.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (t+qrx)

189 >> We should hide the fact we see their buttholes?

Feature, not a bug.

Posted by: Hope Solo at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (f1Vqw)

190 I'm willing to give MH a chance though.
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:29 PM (QWpu1

I am humbled by this. Be patient, it will be 2020.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

You're good people MH.

Do you want the horde to suggest names for your syrup operation?

Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (QWpu1)

191 *His elf-ears gave it away.*

Elf ears are always the best clue.

Posted by: tbodie at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (i+qnA)

192 It won't be long and that Lutheran church will be a mosque and they will be eating halal goat.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:40 PM


Must. resist. the. urge. to. tell. the. tale. again. of. the. local. Episcopal. church...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (CLcKT)

193 MH #32:
While I was preparing quotes of the day, I came across PDT speech. I just didn't know what to excerpt from it. It is so damn good.

Honestly, I skipped it.

Because I want to just listen to and savor it again.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (hpQEN)

194 162 Math.

Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)

I have no idea. As I have no dealings with Comcast.

But, looking at the amount of money to start that system and the numbers bandied about I thought it might be an interesting topic to discuss: Government acting in the capacity of a private business.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

195 173 156 wow, serial killers coukd get paid as doctors in Belgium


Should have moved there. Damn.

Posted by: Kermit Gosnell at December 12, 2018 10:43 PM (/oe9Q)
---------------------------

But it's not too late for me, I'll be right over.

Posted by: Ezekial Emmanuel at December 12, 2018 10:48 PM (e9omi)

196
Speaking of the "see my butthole" thing, that is apparently some feminist sticking point. Just a few months ago, I read some screed by some femi-loon about this.

Apparently there was a damned if you do, damned if you don't thing going on about it. If you tell her you see it, it's bad, and if you don't, it's bad too.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (f1Vqw)

197 Government acting in the capacity of a private business.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

Yes!

Posted by: Cleveland Public Power at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

198 183 MisHum, true, yup.
Just, even as a child, I noticed how uncommon it was to ever hear these last names, outside of my church.

The schools I attended OTOH were full of ordinary boring last names. Smith, Jones, Wilson, etc etc.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:45 PM (miE9U)


You should have grown up in WI
Lots of German names.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

199
Single-provider services stink on ice, whether they're public or private.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (LsBY9)

200


Wow, BB

Waybill chased someone out the front door with a chainsaw. Lots of beautiful women onstage wearing only pantyhose and two strips of electrical tape. The final song, White Punks On Dope was hilarious. He comes out as Quay Lewd, the World's Tallest Rock Star in a silver lame suit and 18" platform boots with a gigantic dong that hung almost to his knee. Had the big Elton John glasses that spelled "QUAY" in lights and a big guitar in the shape of the letter "Q." Had a cameraman and video monitors on each side of the stage, which was a brand new idea at the time. Some of what they showed on them was live, and some was, um, other things. Anyway, Quay dies when a 20-ft-tall stack of amps falls on him and he comes back with two girls as angels helping him. Funnier than all hell. Their posters said, "They make Alice Cooper look like a Sunday school picnic."

A fun time was had by all in attendance.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (HaL55)

201 Xfinity, you peasant.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (PUmDY)

202 MisHum, sounds about right.

Growing up in SoCal, the older I got, the more Latin and Hispanic names I saw and heard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (miE9U)

203 There is ONE butthole.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (NLLmE)

204 Do you want the horde to suggest names for your syrup operation?
Posted by: Beartooth at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (QWpu1)

Thank you.
And, the operation naming would be a great topic in an ONT say March 2020.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

205 "Yes!"
-Posted by: Cleveland Public Power at December 12, 2018 10:49 PM (zCyNd)

Dennis Kucinich and Municipal Light are a reminder of another camel's nose in the tent.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (Ckg4U)

206 If they taxed per text message, iPhone users' text messages to each other wouldn't be taxed. Which is basically outright robbery of money that the state should rightly have. But the state, in its wise beneficence, chooses to offer them a simple way to give the state the money that it's owed for the service it provides to them, viz. to have all the money.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

I use imessage and whatsapp wayyy more than sms messages. I think youre probably right.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (GBteo)

207
It makes me sad to realize that all of our beautiful old cities have become leftist/socialist hive minds of hate.
Posted by: Boots


No, they claim to be anti hate.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (aKsyK)

208 Am I being paid to attend the party? Will I be fired if I don't attend?

If not, then I'll stay home. Or take someone's shift so they can go.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:46 PM (t+qrx)

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

With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

209 MisHum, what syrup operation? And why March 2020?

Are you and CBD going to war over whether syrup belongs on French Toast or not? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (miE9U)

210
There's a topic on reddit about this. Some chick asking about what guy's think about seeing her butthole. Does it make you uncomfortable, she asked?

One reply, "Not seeing one would make me really uncomfortable".

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (f1Vqw)

211 203 There is ONE butthole.
Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven

And he was Prez from 08 to 16.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

212 Hey, know what I just noticed?

Jim Acosta doesn't seem to have been opening his piehole and vomiting out bullsh!t as often lately. Wonder why that is... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:53 PM (miE9U)

213

Well speaking as a member of the Stock Exchange I would suck their brains out with a straw, sell the widows and orphans and go into South American Zinc.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 12, 2018 10:53 PM (UFLLM)

214
Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.

Posted by: Calm Mentor


Not going to advance with my job and at my age. No one wants me at a social function anyway.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (LsBY9)

215 There are two types of people in this world...the ones who plea bargain with Mueller...and the ones who tell Mueller to go fuck himself. Do you know anyone who beat that scumbag? Yep..the effin presstitutes won't tell you. It was the Oakland chapter of the Hell's Angels who hung two juries...Mueller's witnesses we're rats who did worse than the 11 defendants. Mueller blew $20 million on the loss almost 40 years ago. Plus there is the juicy White Bulger connect...and Whitey gets whacked just off camera while Mueller is grinding his latest victims. Unlike state prisons Fed pens are safe unless someone on the outside wants you dead. He's a legal bully and a waste of human DNA. An embarrassment to me as an American. He belongs to the class that made up the Stasi like Frau Merkel. Why isn't this stuff known?

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (SpbCl)

216 hogmartin and Calm Mentor, I've been introduced to this hot new topic called "networking."

As in, stop behaving like a hermit troll and maybe I can manage to get ahead at the job a tiny bit.

At this stage I'm willing to try ANYTHING. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (miE9U)

217 so when his faithful automobile finally started to break down, the community stepped up to help.
-----

Heartwarming story, but why am I not surprised that a 'journalist' would describe a pickup truck as an 'automobile'?

Hmm. F150. Probably the transmission. ;-)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (xSo9G)

218 With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.
Posted by: Calm Mentor

If one had to work during the Christmas party, Company gave us 2 gift certificates to a nice restaurant.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (LOq4H)

219 December 17 National Maple Syrup Day. Someone tell CBD.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (bML9A)

220 I'll bet that close to 1 Billion humans have seen Hope Solo's Exhaust Port. Not in person, just bad pix and et cetera.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (RuIsu)

221 Larsen, CBD'll be hiding under the bed with his fingers in his ears yelling "salt and butter! salt and butter!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (miE9U)

222

I taste 4 buttholes.

Posted by: Don Lemon Party at December 12, 2018 10:56 PM (UFLLM)

223

Hey, know what I just noticed?



Jim Acosta doesn't seem to have been opening his piehole and vomiting out bullsh!t as often lately. Wonder why that is... ;-)


It's probably the same reason you don't miss hemorrhoids.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (HaL55)

224 I've seen Hope Solo's buh hole and all I got was this lousy T shirt.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (NLLmE)

225 One reply, "Not seeing one would make me really uncomfortable".
Posted by: publius
------

We need to recruit this guy for the Horde.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

226 The Buh Hole is not a lie!

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (NLLmE)

227 BackwardsBoy true. At least hemorrhoids don't have press passes they think are sacred and then yell obnoxious questions at you while you're sitting on the pot :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (miE9U)

228
It occured to me today that one reason ice hockey is such a great team sport is how they penalize miscreants - by putting them in the penalty box for a prescribed period of time. Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (pNxlR)

229 Note to the horde.


99.9999% of women have an anus. Butholes are a normal thing.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (0OmEj)

230 Some foods cooked/cured with lye:
lutefisk, olives, canned mandarin oranges, hominy, lye rolls, century eggs, pretzels, bagels

Posted by: Chuck C at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (YTxkQ)

231 I always blew off office Xmas parties. It was noticed and not positively, but I'm antisocial in general and I hate the pretense that relationships built on money are somehow friendships.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)

232 209 MisHum, what syrup operation? And why March 2020?

Are you and CBD going to war over whether syrup belongs on French Toast or not? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:52 PM (miE9U


I moved to Northern WI where there is a healthy population of Maple trees. I didn't have time to locate trees this fall and build my operation.

As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

233 Howdy yall!

I hear Harry is getting laid, but the cat is an issue

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (PkVlr)

234 With a lot of jobs, you are noticed by your absence. Probably not a job killer, but neither is it a career advancer.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 10:51 PM (ffYR/)


If people started wondering why the cave dwellers from IT/OT weren't attending social events, it would be an unforgivable failure of our PR campaign. We have a reputation to uphold.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (t+qrx)

235 99.9999% of women have an anus. Butholes are a normal thing.

**The More You Know**
[playback of rainbow clip]

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (miE9U)

236 Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

++++

Try this math: do a survey of people who have dealt with Comcast for 5 or 10 years. I would be surprised if you get a positive response that gets above single digits.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (+dvpD)

237 Where is Log Cabin syrup from?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)

238
Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 10:58 PM (pNxlR)


Water polo?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (LsBY9)

239 Hadrian: if you don't shape up, they'll drown your horse!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (miE9U)

240 I hear Harry is getting laid, but the cat is an issue
Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (PkVlr)


The cat's fine. It's the girl who might be a little squirrelly.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (t+qrx)

241 As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

An artisanal dildo with organic maple glaze would be a thoughtful gift.

Posted by: Ever helpful Miklos at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (zCyNd)

242 It occured to me today that one reason ice hockey is such a great team sport is how they penalize miscreants - by putting them in the penalty box for a prescribed period of time. Individual transgression with individual punishment, and at the time of the foul. What other team sport does that?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at D




well, the argument that hockey is such a shitty sport would be supported by the same argument. what other sport requires individual players to be hauled off the field and sequestered in a box away from everyone else on a regular basis. hockey is the only "sport" which saw fit to include the brig into it regular games.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

243 Cosmic Charlie: it comes from lots of sugar. ;-)
Still tastes good though.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (miE9U)

244 Slap, why did your liver get sick? Was it hepatitis?

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (BJlbN)

245 My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (u5LFV)

246 We had our office Christmas lunch followed by happy hour at the local bar today. And I organized the entire shindig and it was widely acknowledged as one of the best we have had. I am rather excited about great everything looked!

Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (4lu7W)

247 The number of people who like Comcast are the same as the number of wimmen without buttholes.

Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (NLLmE)

248

BTW, I got some pecan praline liqueur at the liquor store the other day. It's not bad in a shot glass with an ice cube. Keep it in the fridge. Goes well with a Guinness for dessert.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (HaL55)

249 Be well all. I'm off to bed, may see you later. Old and tired here.

Dad's cousin died. J and I did set up a dinner but I'm not footing the bill for 14 people.

I'm the oldest of the next generation, but I live in the hometown. Had to set it all up, at a nice Italian restaurant

Guess I did a good thing, but I'm not paying the bill for my Dad's cousins. J says I worry too much but my crazy aunts make me do that
it will work out, cause no way I'm paying all that shit and they have stressed me out, big time.

Posted by: Farmer at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (yJ1e6)

250 I just drank some.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (PUmDY)

251 ..."As far as CBD, everyone has different tastes."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

When people see me sprinkling salt on my watermelon, they either gasp or back away slowly.

...and I like most Superhero films.

I may have admitted too much.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)

252 Heartwarming story, but why am I not surprised that a 'journalist' would describe a pickup truck as an 'automobile'?

Hmm. F150. Probably the transmission. ;-)
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 10:55 PM (xSo9G)

Heh! I think "automobile" can include pickup trucks. I often refer to my Suburban as "the car".

And both the transmission and transfer case are once again securely bolted into the Ford. Next chore is replacing the drive shafts, transmission crossmember, and exhaust crossover pipe, and filling up with fluids. Should be able to road-test it tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (fDU8w)

253
237 Where is Log Cabin syrup from?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:00 PM (PUmDY)


High fructose corn syrup with maple flavoring? Iowa.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (pNxlR)

254 The number of people who like Comcast are the same as the number of wimmen without buttholes.
Posted by: Jean-Luc-eleven at December 12, 2018 11:02 PM (NLLmE)


Actually funny you mention that. In a recent survey, Comcast was found to be less popular than syphilis-infected buttholes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (miE9U)

255 First picture I believe is Water Tower on Michigan Avenue in Chicago. But I don't see shell casings or people running for cover.

Posted by: ChupaMe at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (qE3QB)

256 Good did IC.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (NLLmE)

257 Hopeful prayers for you and yours...

G'Night, Farmer!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)

258 hockey is the only "sport" which saw fit to include the brig into it regular games.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (MTjB1)

we should invent a game that features the Barrel

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (BJlbN)

259 ...and I like most Superhero films.
I may have admitted too much.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (Ckg4U)


"Everybody's got something to hide 'cept for me and my monkey" - John Lennon

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (miE9U)

260 He's a legal bully and a waste of human DNA. An embarrassment to me as an American. He belongs to the class that made up the Stasi like Frau Merkel.

Posted by: torabora at December 12, 2018 10:54 PM (SpbCl)

..........

Mulears is indeed scum. And, It is known. Leftards just don't care.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (iF4iV)

261 What are the odds I'll bump into Chrissy Tiegen not in that Nutella restaurant.

I had the album with that Sit on My Face song. It brought back memories as did the subsequent song I Like Chinese, which brings a smile to this dour, this sour face.

Posted by: Northernlurker, but call me Teem at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (MkcN1)

262 236 Will the numbers be this positive in 5 or 10 years?

++++

Try this math: do a survey of people who have dealt with Comcast for 5 or 10 years. I would be surprised if you get a positive response that gets above single digits.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (+dvpD)

Lower than whale shit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

263 My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?
Posted by: Grannymimi
---------

No. Being a generous spirit, I'll make him an offer to take the junker off of his hands.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:05 PM (CDGwz)

264 We had our office Christmas lunch followed by happy hour at the local bar today. And I organized the entire shindig and it was widely acknowledged as one of the best we have had. I am rather excited about great everything looked!
Posted by: IC at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (4lu7W)

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

Good deal for you!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:05 PM (ffYR/)

265 Wow, that Missouri woman who beat her boyfriend for not giving her oral sex is from the same county I currently work in.

Er, for the record I deny any personal familiarity with this lady or her backstory. If you'll excuse me, I need to go now and clear my Internet cache.

Posted by: T at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (2PXwn)

266 "Slap, why did your liver get sick? Was it hepatitis?"
-Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (BJlbN)

No. It hung-out in the wrong parts of town. I told it to behave and punished it with beer and fatty foods, but it was an unruly, misbehaving organ from the inner-city.

It was not to be tamed. It had to learn the hard way.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

267 Comcast does indeed suck donkey balls.if i had any other option.....

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (0OmEj)

268 >> I'll bet that close to 1 Billion humans have seen Hope Solo's Exhaust Port.

Don't forget Lindsey Vonn. She showed hers off too -- I think it was some pics she sent Tiger Woods.

Hope gets all the attention, but Lindsey needs some love too.

Something about these Olympic chicks want to show off the starfish.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (f1Vqw)

269 ...I always blew off office Xmas parties. It was noticed and not positively, but I'm antisocial in general and I hate the pretense that relationships built on money are somehow friendships.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 12, 2018 10:59 PM (H5knJ)



Doin' it wrong, there.

Show up early. Make a show of drinking precisely two beers. Discretely drop the bottle in the trash with 1/3 the beer still in the bottle.

Make the rounds, the hail-fellow-well-mets.

After 2nd beer, thank the host for the great party, babysitter called or whatever you've gotta make up, and depart.

You'll likely be gone before the first drunk manifests under the mistletoe.

Work reputation: Sterling.

Cost to psyche: 90 minutes of bad appetizers and banal conversation.

Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (QzJWU)

270 Missouri woman...stay away from me he he heeee...

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (NLLmE)

271 Take it easy!!!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (PUmDY)

272 It was not to be tamed. It had to learn the hard way.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:06 PM (Ckg4U)

well, at least you showed it who's boss

my knee was mad at me today

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (BJlbN)

273 I don't do the office Christmas party. It's a hour and a half drive each way. This year, my husband is on diuretics, so definitely not going. I plan to retire as soon as the house sells, so I don't care about advancing.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (Lqy/e)

274

When people see me sprinkling salt on my watermelon, they either gasp or back away slowly.


That's good eatin' back home in Alabama. I've done that more than once. And yeah, people look at you funny, like when you put peanuts in your coke-cola.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (HaL55)

275 I have never gone to a business Christmas party. My current company didn't even have one this year. I suspect things are not going well. Nobody is talking but I've been through this before in the Fed Contract world. More than likely, they have lost the contract. I'll be working for a new company next year. Maybe. I'm strongly considering bailing. The shop is about to lose everybody because the only person that can work there under the new contract is me. No thanks. The Secret Squirrels I've been working for the last decade worship the god of dysfunction and its grown tiresome. So after Christmas, me and my security clearance will be shopping for a new job at a different dysfuntional Fed contract. Shouldn't be too hard to find one in DC. Shitty and corrupt town but if you have a fairly high security clearance and the right IT certs, you'll find a job.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)

276
Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

277 Nobody sane eats watermelon.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (NLLmE)

278 "My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?"

Do you mind if I call in a friend of mine? He specializes in 1973 Porsches, and I'd like to get his opinion.

Posted by: Rick from Pawn Stars at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (6XZdO)

279
Where is Log Cabin syrup from?
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie


Gay Republicans.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (aKsyK)

280 All goin' too fast for me tonight. Late, too. Gonna watch a little vid and head fer bed.

There was some chili, and some mashed potatoes, and trying to nuke the potatoes with chili on top turned it all into buttery potato chili. Comfort food combo. I'll sleep well.

Night.

Posted by: mindful webworker - 10 Days 'til Solstice at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (hpQEN)

281 "My son-in-law has a 1973 Porsche Carrera. Is it valuable?

Posted by: Grannymimi at December 12, 2018 11:01 PM (u5LFV) "

Is it in good shape? Because yeah, those are super valuable.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (icI8A)

282 eleven, watermelon is one of those flavors I like far better artificial (as in candy) than real.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)

283 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)


Merry Christmas and Good Hunting Puddleglum

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (aA3+G)

284 And both the transmission and transfer case are once again securely bolted into the Ford. Next chore is replacing the drive shafts, transmission crossmember, and exhaust crossover pipe, and filling up with fluids. Should be able to road-test it tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:03 PM (fDU8w)

........

May the road test proceed as planned with good results.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (iF4iV)

285 'well, at least you showed it who's boss
my knee was mad at me today.
"
-Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM

My knees are usually angry. They're going to be yuuuge as I age. Backyard football, soccer (fuck all of you) and running made sure of that.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (Ckg4U)

286

Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?


Except for the "only two beers" part.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (HaL55)

287 the 73 carrera cold be worth a lot or nothing. depends upon condition.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (MTjB1)

288 I scatter the ashes on watermelon.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (PUmDY)

289
Farmer is having trouble with people stealing his watermelons. So he puts up a sign at the patch saying, "Attention: One of these watermelons is poisoned".

He gets up the next morning and sees someone has added some more text to the sign.

It reads, "Now two of them are."

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (f1Vqw)

290 Back in the 90s, the City of Commerce (Southern California) built their own cable system. They then contracted with a local cable company to provide service over their system. Since they owned the infrastructure, they had the power to kick out the one cable company and bring in another at their whim.

Actually, I think the contract was for something like a year at a time, so it wouldn't be a spur of the moment thing.

It made the local cable company very interested in keeping everyone happy so that they could continue to provide their service over the city's wires.

I have no idea what happened since then or if they are doing anything like that today. It seemed to work well at the time, and the cable tv subscribers seemed very happy with the arrangement.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (+dvpD)

291 Shitty and corrupt town but if you have a fairly high security clearance and the right IT certs, you'll find a job.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (/oe9Q)

Hiring now!

Posted by: Awan Sharia-compliant IT services, Inc. at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

292 Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

293 282 eleven, watermelon is one of those flavors I like far better artificial (as in candy) than real.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:09 PM (miE9U)



Watermelon: WTF?

Watermelon Jolly Ranchers: Heaven

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (NLLmE)

294 "Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here."
-Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:08 PM (f1Vqw)

Thank You!!! You were raised correctly!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Ckg4U)

295 277 Nobody sane eats watermelon.
Posted by: eleven

Ahhh, that's why I like it. (with salt)

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (LOq4H)

296 Seems pretty much just LIKE the workday, yes?
Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:07 PM (QzJWU)


I gotta say, you're really not selling this 'outside-work social function' thing here.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (t+qrx)

297 "Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?"
-Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

298 eleven, exactly.

Ralphs/Kroger was also selling actual watermelon pudding cups a while back. Wonder if they're still available anywhere.

I'd also love if Fanta introduced a watermelon soda.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)

299 Everybody puts salt on watermelon around here.
Posted by: publius


Why don't they just not buy the watermelon and eat the salt instead?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (ZejZP)

300 Salt on watermelon is an abomination unto the Lord...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

301 My father's family put salt on sliced tomatoes. My mother's family put sugar on them.

Or the other way around. The point was that there's a right way and a wrong way and it's one of those.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (fuK7c)

302 Watermelon Airheads gum is awesome.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (PUmDY)

303
Is it in good shape? Because yeah, those are super valuable.
Posted by: Who is broseidon
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Well, there goes that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (CDGwz)

304 Thanks MH!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:13 PM (/oe9Q)

305

Well, you take a nice watermelon, core out an appropriate hole, pour some salt in and...

*Ma Duece Opens Up*

GGAAHHHHHRRRRGGGG!!!!!!!! Thump. Bleed.

Posted by: Don Lemon Party at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (UFLLM)

306 I lightly salt cantaloupe. It's a flavor enhancer...that's why people use salt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

307 Evening all.

Wow, I can honestly say I've never heard of salting watermelon. And it's not like I'm some kind of culinary naif. Weird.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (LMcFk)

308 >> Why don't they just not buy the watermelon

While I do see stores carry the things, nobody with any self-respect eats a store-bought watermelon. You grow 'em yourself.

You then get a big knife and the salt shaker, go pick one, and sit under a shade tree and eat it.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (f1Vqw)

309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (PUmDY)

310 Well, you take a nice watermelon, core out an appropriate hole, pour some salt in and...


No. you stick a bottle of vodka in there, and "pickle" the watermelon.

Posted by: Miklos, falling off the watermelon wagon at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (zCyNd)

311 I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

Really? I not only salt my watermelon, I salt the salt I salt my watermelon with.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (Rz2Nc)

312 If you deranged enough to eat watermelon you might as well salt it. FFS.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (NLLmE)

313 stop with the salt on sweet fruit already
It's just wrong

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 12, 2018 11:15 PM (BJlbN)

314 AOP - Silver lining: Those nuts/bolts are probably practically spinning themselves off/on by now.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (CDGwz)

315 May the road test proceed as planned with good results.
Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:10 PM (iF4iV)

thank you

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (fDU8w)

316 Some people drill a hole and fill the watermelon with booze of some kind and let it soak in. Even that isn't enough to get me to eat it.

Posted by: Chris M at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (6XZdO)

317 Oh noes! Here comes Gallagher!! Ix-nay on the atermelon-way!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

318 Salt on termaters is yum.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (NLLmE)

319 309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Oh my yes, that is candy to me.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (LOq4H)

320 "Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?"
-Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

I know... right?!? My buddies look at me like I'm the insane one.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (Ckg4U)

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I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

321
My father and his family are sugar on tomatoes types. It's apparently rare because most around here are freaked out by it.

He puts Sweet 'N' Low on them now, since he's a bit diabetic. But he'll be 91 in a couple of weeks, so he can do whatever the fuck he wants, you ask me.

Putting sugar on them ruined me for tomatoes for years and years. It wasn't until about 10 years ago that I started eating tomatoes. The trauma of sugar on them took that long to erase.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (f1Vqw)

322 Barberettes cover of Santa Baby

https://youtu.be/fG6B9t3YxHI

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (mUa7G)

323 Putting salt on watermelon will get out of control. It will get out of control and will be lucky to live through it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (/oe9Q)

324 I've become a salt snob...

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CLcKT)

325 I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.
Posted by: Calm Mentor
---------

You know how I know that you are not a Georgia native?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

326 "Why don't they just not buy the watermelon and eat the salt instead?"
-Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (ZejZP)

Because it wouldn't taste like watermelon?

-Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.

-Alton Brown

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (Ckg4U)

327

No. you stick a bottle of vodka in there, and "pickle" the watermelon.

This. Or make a bong out of one. The watermelon, not the bottle of wodka.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (HaL55)

328 It's just there, isn't it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (l9m7l)

329 309 Salt and pepper on tomatoes.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie

Oh my yes, that is candy to me.
Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (LOq4H)

You forgot the fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamico

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (LMcFk)

330 Stupid sock-tag.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:19 PM (Ckg4U)

331 Salt on melon is a good thing. We buy watermelon here because its hard to grow.... Colorado season is to short maybe not warm enough. Cantaloupe is a different story.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:20 PM (0OmEj)

332 Good evening horde.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (IYHxL)

333 You know how I know that you are not a Georgia native?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CDGwz)

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

Cuz I copped to being born and raised in a Chicago suburb?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (ffYR/)

334 Meme at FB:

"You told us that you didn't like plastic disposable drinking straws. We listened.

Starting in 2019, all of our straws will be made of 100% ivory." - McDonalds Corporation

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (miE9U)

335
Evening, all.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (oGNNA)

336 You forgot the fresh mozzarella, basil, and balsamico


Aceto balsamico is the nectar of the gods but it does not go on Caprese.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (fuK7c)

337 The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
-----

Ah! See? This speaks directly to my suggestion that we recycle road salt.

We could call it, oh, 'Asphsalt'. "Saving the Planet by Recycling Consumables"

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

338
what is "yellow prussiate of soda" anyway?

Eat it and you want to invade your neighbors.

Actually it's sodium ferricyanate. An anticaking ingredient.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (LsBY9)

339 AOP - Silver lining: Those nuts/bolts are probably practically spinning themselves off/on by now.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:16 PM (CDGwz)

Getting that way. And I know the ones I need to use the shorty ratchet on, too. I replaced the top starter bolt with a stud. A lot easier to spin a nut onto a stud than to try and start a 2" long screw in a hard-to-reach space.

And I got real lucky mating the transmission up to the engine. Torque converter studs were lined up perfectly with the holes in the flex plate, and it all came together first try. Of course, I made an effort to "clock" the converter so that would happen, but it's easy to be off just a tad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (fDU8w)

340
Wait, what? There are people that don't put salt on watermelon?

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:11 PM (Rz2Nc)

..........

Only among the savage.

Salt and pepper on muskmelon. Yum.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (iF4iV)

341 The purpose of attending a Corporate Christmas Party isn't to have a yee-haw good time at a "Christmas Party".

No, it's to get that "sociable" ticket punched at the quota mark, show "team player", and keep one's self from sliding downward in the consideration of one's peers and management.

Get in, be seen, be nominally sociable, get out.

And having been in upper management and the executive suite (Fortune 1000 company), I can doubly vouch for the "Two and Out" tactic as a Senior Manager.

NEVER let your subordinates fuel their gossip via your actions at a corporate social function.

Two beers, buy 'em all a round, and get the hell away from there, fast.

Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

342 Publius, Sweet n Low? That is SICK

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (PUmDY)

343 -Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.


-Alton Brown

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM


I would posit that MSG is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself...

Most things, anyway!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)

344 Jim, sounds good

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (miE9U)

345 "I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world."
-Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

I can't do that anymore, unless it is the only thing I eat all day. Lowering sodium can suck, at times.

I've figured-out other ways, though. Chicken takes on spices like nobody's business. It takes to everything rather well.

I won't "miss" the sodium, but it can be a bitch to plan around it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (Ckg4U)

346 When I had Comcast, I had to call them for repairs at least twice a year. and the modem was only good for a year or two. The last time I saw the AT&T service truck was five year ago when the guy showed up to install the system. I'd say they probably saved a million $'s doing it themselves.

Posted by: davo at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (sMLEE)

347 Muskmelon?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

348 Aceto balsamico is the nectar of the gods but it does not go on Caprese.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:21 PM (fuK7c)


It goes on mine. But I forgot the Olive Oil, duh.

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (LMcFk)

349 I like to dip my tomatoes in arsenic and formaldehyde! Keeps me young!!

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (miE9U)

350 Of course, I made an effort to "clock" the converter so that would happen, but it's easy to be off just a tad.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------

The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (xSo9G)

351 347 Muskmelon?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (fuK7c)

......

Cantaloupe

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (iF4iV)

352 Bandersnatch, that's coming once Elon gets elected POTUS in 2032

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (miE9U)

353

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" here at teh
Zettaibunker... Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just
makes everything taste sour, and what is "yellow prussiate of soda"
anyway?

I switched over to Eyetalianics Sea Salt and Kosher salt. B'Gal needs the potassium chloride fake salt because CHF. I should use it too, but I hardly ever salt anything anymore as it is for the same reason, so why not use the good stuff?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (HaL55)

354
My father puts pepper on cantaloupe along with the salt.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (f1Vqw)

355 Wow.
I actually used to go to that Lutefisk dinner in good old Forest Lake MN! Funny to see it here.
I used to go with my grandparents. I only ate the meatballs and deserts. Sad to see it end.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (L3YlV)

356 I know where you get your stash from.

Spring of 2020 you'll have a new source.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 10:17 PM (aA3+G)


You realize this is the backstory/McGuffin of The Happytime Murders, right?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (mUa7G)

357 My father puts pepper on cantaloupe along with the salt.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 12, 2018 11:25 PM (f1Vqw)



For God's sake cantaloupe needs all the help it can get.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (NLLmE)

358 Salt is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T[/b) at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM

I would posit that MSG is the only substance on earth that makes something taste more like itself...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:23 PM (CLcKT)


So, not a big LSD crowd tonight. 'k.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

359 Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

At the last two company Christmas parties I attended, I was asked to keep myself reasonably presentable, because if the cops showed up (not the first time) it was my job to deal with them.

Maybe Hungarian Christmas parties are different.

Posted by: Miklos, pulling time and a half for that at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (zCyNd)

360 My mom used to cut bananas in half, salt them and eat it with a fork. She used to smoke the longest cigarettes you've ever seen, I think they were Lark 1000's.



She was an odd woman.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (4thlk)

361
The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.

If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (LOq4H)

362 Elon is/was an immigrant right not a natural born citizen. Although we had that whole kerfuffle with Barky...

Posted by: Boots at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (e9omi)

363 I won't out cantaloupe in my fruit salad. It bullies the other fruits.

...and "muskmelon" is rare, even in Europe.

...where they keep the muskmelon.

...and raise them from birth.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (Ckg4U)

364 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

365 It's not worth it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (l9m7l)

366 lightly salt cantaloupe. It's a flavor enhancer...that's why people use salt.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:14 PM (CDGwz)

No, fresh ground pepper on cantaloupe. Seriously, try it..

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (Rz2Nc)

367 324 I've become a salt snob...

The Eldest Spawn suggested we try 'Himalayan Mountain Salt" . . . Now, I can't use anything else! Ordinary table salt just makes everything taste sour . . . .

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:18 PM (CLcKT)

.....

Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.

Bleck

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (iF4iV)

368 Thirst!

and what a shitload of content too...

bur first, my dinner from In-n-Out, because that's what a hamburger's all about.

BIAB!

(not that anyone gives a shit, of course.)

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (YtJs4)

369 AOP. You n' Slap need to connect sometime soon.

His liver needs an overhaul.

You think he's Metric or Standard?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)

370 If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...
Posted by: some rat
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Or drop the bolt that is needed to hold it in place.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (CDGwz)

371 Kinky!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (PUmDY)

372 LSD makes everything taste like Pink Floyd.

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (NLLmE)

373 @359 At the last two company Christmas parties I attended, I was asked to keep myself reasonably presentable, because if the cops showed up (not the first time) it was my job to deal with them.

Maybe Hungarian Christmas parties are different.
-----------------

So instead of a designated driver, you have a designated doorman?

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (Fp6vo)

374 Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.



Bleck

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (iF4iV)

---
so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

375 Yes, salt on watermelon. And salt on grapefruit.

Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (jGvbj)

376 "AOP. You n' Slap need to connect sometime soon.
His liver needs an overhaul.
You think he's Metric or Standard?
"

-Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
-Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)

Standard.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (Ckg4U)

377

I use watermelons to keep my colon in tone.

Or is that cucumbers, I forget.

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (UFLLM)

378 And salt on grapefruit.


banned

Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (NLLmE)

379 What is the worth of it?

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (iF4iV)

380 >>>All good things must come to an end. RIP Faith Lutheran Church Annual Lutefisk Dinner.

This wasn't a real church anyway. It's a shit church. They are ELCA. http://www.faithfl.org/about-us/about-faith-lutheran/

If another one of these fake liberal outfits go belly up, it's a win for Christendom.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (/qEW2)

381 so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

I think Alex Jones sells salt de-iodizers

Posted by: Miklos, grain alcohol and rainwater, barkeep at December 12, 2018 11:30 PM (zCyNd)

382 "LSD makes everything taste like Pink Floyd."
-Posted by: eleven at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (NLLmE)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Ckg4U)

383
Its the iodine in table salt that tastes bitter.

Bleck

Posted by: Smaug


Just wait until you get a goiter! You won't be bleching then!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (LsBY9)

384 You think he's Metric or Standard?

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:28 PM (QzJWU)


Whitworth, of course

Posted by: Average Guy at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (LMcFk)

385 Be gone before they get the party going. You don't want no part of that stinkin' up your suit the next workday at the office.

Posted by: Jim at December 12, 2018 11:22 PM (QzJWU)

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

Yep. Learned that one the hard way at 25 years old. Got stupid once and got an undeserved rep that lasted for the ten years I was there. It don't take much.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (ffYR/)

386

The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.



If it goes perfect, you'll find a part on the bench...


This is true. Especially the second sentence.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (HaL55)

387 I don't put salt on Watermelon because it is not in the range of my dietary delights. It does not exist in my world.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:17 PM (ffYR/)

What doesn't exist, salt or watermelon? I know other people that don't like watermelon.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)

388 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)


Salt.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:32 PM (t+qrx)

389

You thought Paris taking the watermelon up her cooter was amazing? Watch this...

Posted by: Mr. Slave at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (UFLLM)

390 Kosher salt, sea salt, I've got all that -- yet, still I gots to have my Himalayan mountain salt!

And Tellicherry black pepper, fresh from a grinder...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (CLcKT)

391

so use un-iodized salt... they sell it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 12, 2018 11:29 PM (YtJs4)

........

No way.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (iF4iV)

392 Tajin on mango will knock your socks off

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (PkVlr)

393 388 hogmartin, what does LSD make things taste like? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:27 PM (miE9U)

Salt.
Posted by: hogmartin



So don't put LSD on watermelon. Use vodka instead. Or rum.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:33 PM (/oe9Q)

394
Vinaigrette on everything.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (oGNNA)

395 Salt? With watermelon?

Gringos be crazy.

Posted by: Jesus Miguel de Miklos, setting up the tequila at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

396 What doesn't exist, salt or watermelon? I know other people that don't like watermelon.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:31 PM (Rz2Nc)

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Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

397 Geeze...watching Dem talking heads on Fox is extremely distressing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (xSo9G)

398 I love Benedictine dip.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:35 PM (PUmDY)

399 I don't think borax is too toxic. Unless you are an ant.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (fDU8w)


MSDS says Borax is less toxic than salt.

My favorite story is the guy who was making coffee in a lab and though he was stirring in non-dairy creamer when he had grabbed the container of Borax, and couldn't figure out why it wasn't going milky faster.

He got read the lab safety regs after they got the spit up coffee off the floor, and got verification from the poison control phone line that no-one was going to die from that incident.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (mUa7G)

400 Nurse ratched!
Waves across sound.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (LOq4H)

401 I've been watching 1983 on Netflix. Interesting show, but I'm dissatisfied with it. I was hoping to get a show that took a look at Poland under Communism (the idea behind the show is that in 1983, there were a series of terrorist bombings that caused Poles to unite under the Communist Party's leadership; it's now 20 years later, and the Iron Curtain is still in place, although Poland is semi-independent of the USSR's control). But no such luck, imo. The series feels more like modern-day China, with the PRC's more fascist approach to things, and a muted hand of the Party. The Party's there, and an important part of the background. But it's mostly just in the background. The setting doesn't seem nearly as soul-destroyingly claustrophobic as I would have thought it should be.

And the 1983 segments seem awfully bland and generic. They're important to the plot. And there's a (probably peaceful) anti-government group. But again the group is generic. From what I understand, Solidarity was very important in the real world 1983. But Solidarity hasn't been mentioned even once in the series.

Posted by: junior at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (Fp6vo)

402 Off un-iodined salt swollen throat sock

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (iF4iV)

403 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (xSo9G)

y

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at December 12, 2018 11:37 PM (IYHxL)

404 230 Some foods cooked/cured with lye:

The cake is a lye.

Posted by: Portal at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (QZGEv)

405 Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:36 PM (mUa7G)


That's what happens when you mess with Gods nectar

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

406 Picking up the slack here.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:39 PM (NLLmE)

407 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)


It's pretty amazing on tomato slices. Just a pinch of kosher salt, you don't need much at all. Just sprinkle it on and give it a minute or so to dissolve into the juice and disperse throughout from osmosis or diffusion or convection or the Coriolis effect or whatever.

Maybe centrifugal force, I dunno.

Really, it's worth trying, enough that I wouldn't write off salt on watermelon outright even though it sounds odd.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (t+qrx)

408 Off to look in the other corners. Good night.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (l9m7l)

409 Hiya rat!!!!!


How's the peninsula?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (PkVlr)

410 That's what happens when you mess with Gods nectar
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

We talking booze here?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (LOq4H)

411

And Tellicherry black pepper, fresh from a grinder...

I gotta find me some of that. How did I live so long without a pepper mill in my kitchen?
Update: Amazon has that pepper plus the Himalayan pink salt and two grinders for under $40. Guess what Santa's bringing me this Christmas?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (HaL55)

412 -Posted by: Portal at December 12, 2018 11:38 PM (QZGEv)

Aperture science.
We do what we must.
Because we can.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (Ckg4U)

413 Benedictine Dip is for feebs, Gypsies, and ne'er-do-wells.

Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (NLLmE)

414 What really sucks ass is getting that rep for heavy drinking only because you have a Neuro disease that takes your balance speech and motor skills. I always lived in fear of having to pass a roadside. Let alone the rumors that always had a way of being passed. I thank god i was able to retire. Ihatemylife sometimes.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (0OmEj)

415 Aperture science.
We do what we must.
Because we can.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (Ckg4U)


Thank you for helping us help you help us all.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (t+qrx)

416 G'Night, BeckoningChasm.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (Ckg4U)

417 The likelihood of alignment is inversely proportional to the mass of the hoisted assembly.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:24 PM (xSo9G)

This is true. Also true: When using one arm to steady a precariously-balanced part, the block of wood needed to support it is always just out of reach of the other arm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (fDU8w)

418
Good night, Hordians. Here's hoping I don't wake up at 5:00 when I don't have to.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (LsBY9)

419 "Thank you for helping us help you help us all."
-Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (t+qrx)

Top-Three-Game.

The tune at the end was a spine-tingling Bonus... lol.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)

420 Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:40 PM (LOq4H)

No, coffee

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

421 G'Night, Hadrian the Seventh.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (Ckg4U)

422 Is it true that tellicherry was invented by Telly Savalas?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (miE9U)

423 409 Hiya rat!!!!!


How's the peninsula?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

Island sweetie, Island. It's all good. Getting a lot done, and am really doing a good job ignoring the shit I don't want to do.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (LOq4H)

424

'Night BC and Hadrian.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (HaL55)

425 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

I love salt on freshly-sliced 'maters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (fDU8w)

426 Are you under the impression that Comcast wouldn't have jacked up rates in the intervenining time?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 12, 2018 10:41 PM (ZejZP)


Comcast declined to run fiber optics in my community, so the city, who already has municipal water, sewer and power, decided to do a municipal telecom.
My phone and internet went from 110/mo for lousy and slow internet and phone to 69/mo for moderately OK phone service and better internet than my computer really can take advantage of.

When we have a service issue we can call and get a resolution, they will do a box exchange if you walk it in, and if things are really jacked up, we can drive down to the main office and complain to the manager. It is much nicer than trying to get through a massive phone tree where you never speak to a human

Posted by: Kindltot at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (mUa7G)

427 an' every one was an Hadrian
Never had a Willy or a Sam
I'm the eighth old one I'm Hadrian
Hadrian the eighth I am

Posted by: Hadrian the Eighth at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (fuK7c)

428 Mustard, sauerkraut, and corned beef with Panini buns carved from cantaloupe. You'll be in heaven.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (iheln)

429 No, coffee
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

Very well, carry on then.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (LOq4H)

430 What's a "mater"?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (CLcKT)

431 "What's a "mater"?z"
-Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:45 PM (CLcKT)

A Tomato.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (Ckg4U)

432 It's been a while since I've had Sauerkraut.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (pgXNG)

433 What's a "mater"?


Nuttin. What's a mater wit you?

Posted by: Curly at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (fuK7c)

434 When we have a service issue we can call and get a resolution, they will do a box exchange if you walk it in, and if things are really jacked up, we can drive down to the main office and complain to the manager. It is much nicer than trying to get through a massive phone tree where you never speak to a human
Posted by: Kindltot at D




that is what people refer to these days as cable. the really good ones will bring you the box if you want.

where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)

435 Posted by: Goiter at December 12, 2018 11:41 PM (NLLmE)


........

Eleven ways to leave your goiter.

Posted by: Smaug at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (iF4iV)

436 Hadrian the eighth I am

Posted by: Hadrian the Eighth at December 12, 2018 11:44 PM (fuK7c)


I'm asking Trump to put you on the wall project

Posted by: Miklos Carpatiensis at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (zCyNd)

437 went to the office christmas party. Got there late but just in time for the boss's stemwinder. I positioned myself so he would be able to see my face as he spoke. I had two glasses of wine, two meatballs, chatted up six people and split. If I get paid to spend time with people I"m reluctant to do it for free.

Posted by: vivi at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (11H2y)

438 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

Interesting. Along with melon, tomatoes is another fruit good with pepper, I do, do a dash of salt with them too though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 12, 2018 11:48 PM (Rz2Nc)

439 Sounds like Seventh Son, great song.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 12, 2018 11:48 PM (PUmDY)

440 Watermelon. Salt is a fine seasoning, but I have never applied it to a fruit, maters included.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:34 PM (ffYR/)

I love salt on freshly-sliced 'maters.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 12, 2018 11:43 PM (fDU8w)

---------

Different strokes and all that. Never had a problem with those who do. Just don't tell me I am not doing it right.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (ffYR/)

441 you need to remember, when you are going to holiday parties that amateurs wear the mistletoe hat, morons wear the mistletoe on their belt buckle.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

442 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.

Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (jGvbj)

443 The tune at the end was a spine-tingling Bonus... lol.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:42 PM (Ckg4U)


Yep. That game was one complete package, everything about it was fun and funny and polished. "Still Alive" is tons of fun and easy to play too.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (t+qrx)

444 went to the office christmas party. Got there late but just in time for the boss's stemwinder. I positioned myself so he would be able to see my face as he spoke. I had two glasses of wine, two meatballs, chatted up six people and split. If I get paid to spend time with people I"m reluctant to do it for free.
Posted by: vivi at D




so he knows you were not listening to his stemwinder.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (MTjB1)

445 A Tomato.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM


So... Not a "cuke", then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (CLcKT)

446 432 It's been a while since I've had Sauerkraut.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 12, 2018 11:46 PM (pgXNG)

............

Way too long.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (iF4iV)

447 Tomatoes are best consumed in juice form, with some celery salt, Tabasco, and..oh yes, vodka.

Posted by: Miklos looking forwatd to breakfast at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (zCyNd)

448 What's a "mater"?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto
--------

Mother. Though why one would salt one's mother escapes me.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

449 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.
Posted by: davidt at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (jGvbj)


No sugar, tonight?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (t+qrx)

450 442 I knew someone who salted his coffee. Never tried it myself.

Unc would salt his beer.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:50 PM (LOq4H)

451 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:49 PM (ffYR/)

I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

452 Though why one would salt one's mother escapes me.


Salting the cavities is the first step in embalming.

Or curing.

Your choice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (fuK7c)

453

I'ma gonna hafta try pepper on a tomato. Salt is wonderful on it. A big ol' thick slice of a good Big Ugly 'mater with a dash of salt = almost Heaven.

And on that gastronomical note, it's bedtime for Bonzo.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (HaL55)

454 Salting coffee makes terrible coffee bearable but that's about it. And it has to be pretty lousy to begin with for salting to make it better.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (t+qrx)

455
I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

..........

Just you wait.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

456 "I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

Just give 'em a minute.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:53 PM (Ckg4U)

457 where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?
Posted by: yankeefifth
------

Content.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 12, 2018 11:53 PM (CDGwz)

458 G'Night, BackwardsBoy.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (Ckg4U)

459 What's a "mater"?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto




in the old country, where arranged marriages were common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newly wed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.

curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind the bride.


Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

460 Rat,


Sorry. Braindamage. I can see the ferry from my living room. Are you close?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (PkVlr)

461 Watermelon with maple syrup? This could be trouble.

Posted by: Miklos de-escalating the produse war at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

462 I don't think anyone here is telling you how to eat your produce
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:51 PM (aA3+G)

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Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

463 Just you wait.

Posted by: Frau Merkle at December 12, 2018 11:52 PM (iF4iV)

That's MY line, b*tch!

Posted by: Liza Doolittle at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (zCyNd)

464 Sorry. Braindamage. I can see the ferry from my living room. Are you close?
Posted by: Nurse ratched

No, the Blodel is my backyard.
Are you Alki or Magnolia?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (LOq4H)

465 "in the old country, where arranged marriages were common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newlywed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.

curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind the bride.
"
-Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM (MTjB1)

This is still a tradition in Latvia and Peruvia.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (Ckg4U)

466 in the old country, where arranged marriages were
common, each family hired one person, a mater, to accompany the newly
wed couple into their bed chamber. when all the screaming and yelling
were done the maters would get behind the bride and groom, force them
together, and hold them there until the marriage was consummated.


curiously, the mater hired by the brides family would stand behind
the groom and the mater hired by the grooms family would stand behind
the bride.


Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:54 PM


So, Hungary, then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (CLcKT)

467 Alki point. Just up the hill from the lighthouse

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 12, 2018 11:58 PM (PkVlr)

468 "Watermelon with maple syrup? This could be trouble."
-Posted by: Miklos de-escalating the produse war at December 12, 2018 11:55 PM (zCyNd)

It won't end well. Most of us can see it from here, but we refuse to acknowledge the warning signs.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (Ckg4U)

469 So, Hungary, then?
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at D



lol.



Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (MTjB1)

470 https://tinyurl.com/ycxem5qc

Keith Richards has quit drinking. He'll be dead in a week.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (/oe9Q)

471 Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)


Fuck Invective

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (aA3+G)

472 This is still a tradition in Latvia and Peruvia.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (Ckg4U)

And damn expensive in San Francisco (but necessary).

Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (zCyNd)

473 "And damn expensive in San Francisco (but necessary)."
-Posted by: Dr. Ruth, sniper and sexologist at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (zCyNd)

It's a tax, a wax and a dessert-topping.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:01 AM (Ckg4U)

474 467 Alki point. Just up the hill from the lighthouse
Posted by: Nurse ratchet

Wow! Nice, sometime I'll tell you a sailing story involving me, the former Mrs. Rat, incoming tide and north wind, between Blake Island and Alki...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

475 when the maters had successfully completed their assignment there would be a horrendous mooing sound to notify the brides family that the consummation had been completed was made by the bride.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (MTjB1)

476 Gallery of the beauty Mari Brennan who should have played Wonder Woman. Nudes exist as well. You're welcome.

http://saradas.org/index.php?topic=196043.0

Posted by: literally serious at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (Y2VBD)

477 So, Hungary, then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 12, 2018 11:57 PM (CLcKT)

Oh no. In Hungary the deal is considered well managed if the wedding precedes the first birth.

Posted by: Miklos, from the old country at December 13, 2018 12:02 AM (zCyNd)

478 I hold the copyrights.

Posted by: Frau Merkle, Miklos ain't got nutten on me at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (iF4iV)

479 I read recently that tomatos were discovered here. This was from the Little Feat website, however.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (PUmDY)

480 you ever wonder how many times surprise anal is also first anal? my guess is not many.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (MTjB1)

481 I'd love to hear it! I have many stories of sailboat races around Blakeley Rocks!!!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:03 AM (PkVlr)

482
Nuttin. What's a mater wit you?
Posted by: Curly


Quiet, numb skull!

Posted by: Moe at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (aKsyK)

483 Oh no. In Hungary the deal is considered well managed if the wedding precedes the first birth.

The first child can come at anytime, the rest require 9 mos.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (LOq4H)

484 It's hooting out there right now!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (PkVlr)

485 470: keith quit drinking.

the first sign of the apocalypse. won't be long now. we're fucked. tomorrow, it will rain toads.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

486 read recently that tomatos were discovered here. This was from the Little Feat website, however.
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at D




that is stupid. there are not any tomatoes on a website. certainly not this one.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (MTjB1)

487 "It's hooting out there right now!"
-Posted by: Nurse ratched at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (PkVlr)

Do you hear the screaming of the Owls, Clarice?

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (Ckg4U)

488
Fuck Invective

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 12, 2018 11:59 PM (aA3+G)

............

I would.

Posted by: Frau Merkle, Miklos ain't got nutten on me at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (iF4iV)

489 Someone mentioned it earlier but WTF is the First lady doing flying in an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an Osprey.
Who thought it was a good idea for the Marine Presidential detachment to be doing this? I don't like this idea.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM (bttOm)

490 481 I'd love to hear it! I have many stories of sailboat races around Blakeley Rocks!!!
Posted by: Nurse ratched

LOL, we were divorced less than 6 mos later...

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (LOq4H)

491 Waiting for Columbus album cover

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (PUmDY)

492 keith quit drinking.

"the first sign of the apocalypse. won't be long now. we're fucked. tomorrow, it will rain toads."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

My buddies thought the same of me, but it only rained salamanders.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:06 AM (Ckg4U)

493 484 It's hooting out there right now!
Posted by: Nurse ratched

No, I'm home.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (LOq4H)

494 I'd also love if Fanta introduced a watermelon soda.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 11:12 PM (miE9U)


The Mexican soda company, Jarritos, does a watermelon soda.

Personally I don't like watermelon much as a fruit, but I adore whomping it up in a blender and drinking watermelon juice when it is hot out.

You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

495 Off commie stasi sock

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (iF4iV)

496 492; Slap, you can't trust salamanders. Everybody knows that. Uneven heat, and they are notorious for self combustion. They will burn your fucking garage down.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

497 You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

The Chinese stole that from Sandia National Laboratory.

Posted by: Miklos, export control regulator at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (zCyNd)

498 Fanta? Ha

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (PUmDY)

499 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

I do ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

500 ..."Personally I don't like watermelon much as a fruit, but I adore whomping it up in a blender and drinking watermelon juice when it is hot out.

You can get it in some Mexican restaurants, they tend to call it Jugo de Sandia.
"
-Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:08 AM (mUa7G)

That's racist.

...and probably homophobic, as well.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (Ckg4U)

501 Wow. Fallout 76 is on sale for one-third off through the 18th. That didn't take long.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (Fp6vo)

502
Someone mentioned it earlier but WTF is the First lady doing flying in
an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be
drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an
Osprey.

Who thought it was a good idea for the Marine Presidential detachment to be doing this? I don't like this idea.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM


FLOTUS is a veritable trooper! Landed on an aircraft carrier... She posted pictures of her adventure on the webz and everything!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (CLcKT)

503 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

It gets worse. Hungarians squirt ketchup on pizza. Lots.

Posted by: Miklos, with more True Facts!! at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (zCyNd)

504 Tonight's quotes made it dusty in here.
It dried quickly when I thought of those who are accomplishing
their goals of using that rhetoric against those of us that actually believe and strive for those goals.
Thank u everyone for consistently reminding us lurkers that many Americans still believe in America and recognize the threats against our glorious republic.

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (Tc6m0)

505 ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at D



lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

506 She is a trooper because I wouldn't get on one. I saw the aftermath of 19 dead in one and that's all I need to see.

Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (bttOm)

507
I do ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

..........

Properly done the ratio of the big crust to cheese sauce n toppings is glorious. Should be like a great lasagne.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (iF4iV)

508 Now back to the content

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (Tc6m0)

509 FLOTUS is a veritable trooper! Landed on an aircraft carrier... She posted pictures of her adventure on the webz and everything!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:11 AM (CLcKT)

Attack of the Para-Models! Match that, Chairman Xi!

Posted by: Miklos, seeing tactical advantage at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (zCyNd)

510 "Slap, you can't trust salamanders. Everybody knows that. Uneven heat, and they are notorious for self combustion. They will burn your fucking garage down."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:10 AM (KP5rU)

Fire Salamanders were often found in swamps, like D.C.

They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (Ckg4U)

511 Nope, not in this thread, agreed. But in others, my God, the invective when I mention I like Chicago Deep Dish pizza and ketchup on hot dogs is extraordinary.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 12, 2018 11:56 PM (ffYR/)

It gets worse. Hungarians squirt ketchup on pizza. Lots.
Posted by: Miklos, with more True Facts!! at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (zCyNd)

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I think that sucks, but they are welcome to their culinary weird shit if they like it that way.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (ffYR/)

512 510: Salvation is fleeting in the swamp.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

513 505 ketchup on hotdogs just cause it pissed my father off. Only had deep dish pizza once, it was ok, I guess.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at D



lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

514 They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

I heard they burrow into the body politic and can only be excised by killing the host.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (LOq4H)

515 Fire Salamanders were often found in swamps, like D.C.

They get elected, drop their tails and look to self-preservation as salvation.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:14 AM (Ckg4U)

The gecko was the rep for GEICO-Government Employees Insurance Company.

It all begins to make sense.

Posted by: Miklos, 3rd Degree Rosicrucian at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

516 513; Damn, MH, same here. Didn't help much though.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

517 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian

My dad loved me dearly, he just didn't like me. lol

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (LOq4H)

518 The gecko was the rep for GEICO-Government Employees Insurance Company.

It all begins to make sense.
Posted by: Miklos, 3rd Degree Rosicrucian at December 13, 2018 12:17 AM (zCyNd)

The gecko wasn't fucking Goofy, but it did eat Bugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (fDU8w)

519 I remember watching the first shipboard landing of an osprey at sea. I never thought that would be a production aircraft. Scared the hell out of people. USS Wasp LHD 1...


... I watched on cctv from cic.

Posted by: Usntakim profoundly deplorable at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (0OmEj)

520 "Salvation is fleeting in the swamp."
-Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:15 AM (KP5rU)

I'd say that is nearly non-existent. They sell their souls for power and influence.

I wish I could say that I'd have a drawer full of baseballs to throw at anyone who entered my office, unannounced, but who knows?

At this point, I'm throwing them at my own Mom & Dad. Maybe I'm beyond influence.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:19 AM (Ckg4U)

521 And out, till I am not out. Then I may return.

Eleven, Miklos and MisHum you are funny bastidos.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:20 AM (iF4iV)

522 where the hell do you live and what is so wrong with your city that you were banned from fiber?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 12, 2018 11:47 PM (MTjB1)


Comcast wanted special cut-outs and a fee on top of it to consider running fiber down along a state highway, 20 miles, to a population of about 18K.

City council of two towns said, "piss on them" and did it themselves.

Comcast came whining back and the city councils of two towns said, "piss on you"

The county seat is still not served by fiber and is asking to be included in the local service now.

A lot of people have issues with a municipality running a business like that, but I would argue it is like a mall handling water and electricity, security, and internet connections.
And even better, if you don't like the municipal service, you can still get Comcast, or any of the other carriers that operate locally.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (mUa7G)

523 Nite Smaug

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (aA3+G)

524 See? And the work that goes into the WOOT, wow. Thanks MisHum.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:21 AM (iF4iV)

525 ..."Eleven, Miklos and MisHum you are funny bastidos."
-Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:20 AM (iF4iV)

Thanks, Dick. G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (Ckg4U)

526 523 Nite Smaug


Quitter.

Posted by: eleven at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (NLLmE)

527 The gecko wasn't fucking Goofy, but it did eat Bugs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:18 AM (fDU8w)

Ha!

I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.

Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (zCyNd)

528 Kindltot, thanks for the tip!

MisHum, sounds like you had almost the same father I had ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (miE9U)

529 nite all, be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 13, 2018 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

530 Smaug is the finest, most wonderful person I have never met.

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (zCyNd)

531 G'Night, Chavez!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (Ckg4U)

532
Thanks, Dick. G'Night.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (Ckg4U)

......

Yah, my negligence. You're a funny Bastido, too. Now ok out. For reelze this time.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:24 AM (iF4iV)

533 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (miE9U)

Not likely he had a German name.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (aA3+G)

534 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

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My Dad grew up in apartments in the city. An only child. My Mom was better with simple tools than him. The guy could not even turn a screwdriver, God bless his memory.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (ffYR/)

535 ...and now I must listen to "Still Alive" on YouTube.

Because Reasons.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:25 AM (Ckg4U)

536 I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.
Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 AM (zCyNd)

You know she does butt stuff.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (fDU8w)

537 *HAH!*

...freaking Smaug.

G'Night, Brother.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (Ckg4U)

538 I'm not remotely a fan of chihuahuas, but that story is damned awful. What is wrong with people? Too much drugs or not enough?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:26 AM (ju9gW)

539 lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)

Fist bump

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (Rz2Nc)

540 Hey Miklos is back.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (2Pzfn)

541 MisHum, funny thing about my dad: he was of German and Scottish ancestry, but was adopted by an Italian-American when he was a teenager. (The man who adopted him was his mother's/my grandmother's second husband, and they got married sometime around 1952, I believe.)

My dad's original surname was, Mulleady. (Pronounced ma-lady. I feel like I won a small lotto on last names.)

So I'm of Italian extraction (I was adopted as an infant) and I have an Italian surname, but neither of my parents have any Italian in them at all. Funny that. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (miE9U)

542 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:27 AM (2Pzfn)

Got socks for Christmas.

Posted by: Miklos, still just Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (zCyNd)

543 @535 ...and now I must listen to "Still Alive" on YouTube.

Because Reasons.
--------------

There are worse songs to have stuck in your head.

Much worse songs...

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (Fp6vo)

544 Oh: and my dad was raised Catholic.

My mom, of Norwegian ancestry and whose family name is Wilson, is/was the Lutheran. My dad decided to switch over.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (miE9U)

545 Miklos, "Jugos de Sandia" does not refer to Tito's special agents who were detailed to New Mexico to steal nuclear secrets.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (mUa7G)

546 Flo is more tired than the Sonic couple

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (PUmDY)

547 I only want Flo from Progressive to end her days servicing female (+/-) tractor drivers on a collective farm in Mother Russia.

Posted by: Miklos, most insuredly at December 13, 2018 12:22 A


Should that task go to AT amp. T Lilly?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (CLcKT)

548 lol, used to mow circles into our lawn to piss my dad off.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 13, 2018 12:12 AM (MTjB1)



Just about everything I did pissed my old man off
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)


I finally figured out that if you start at the center of a large, squarish yard, and mow in a spiral outwards, it mows much faster.

It also apparently noticeable in aerial photos.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (mUa7G)

549 Flo from Progressive is getting phased out. You'll notice she appears in fewer and fewer of their commercials.

I think the feeling is that people are sick of her, which is interesting because even though I'd never in a million years buy Progressive insurance, I do enjoy the commercials'; most of them seem to be pretty funny. Call it "Please don't squeeze the Charmin" syndrome (and THOSE commercials I got extremely sick of, to the point that to this day I don't like to buy Charmin).

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (miE9U)

550 My first dog as a kid was a chihuahua. Trudy. She was a very smart, huge example of the breed and a credit to canine kind.

Died when I was in middle school.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (2Pzfn)

551 Properly done the ratio of the big crust to cheese sauce n toppings is glorious. Should be like a great lasagne.
Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 12:13 AM (iF4iV)

The problem is, there doesn't seem to be a way to reheat leftover properly.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

552 Cosmic, Sonic's even tried giving that couple a sexchange. Now, some of the commercials feature a female couple in a convertible.

But yeah, they're old. And not so funny.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (miE9U)

553 "There are worse songs to have stuck in your head.
Much worse songs...
"
-Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:28 AM (Fp6vo)

When that played at the end of the game, I sat there, maw agape with fascination and awe.

Long Live GLaDOS.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:31 AM (Ckg4U)

554 I watched Trump's inaugural address. Still in (a good) shock that he won.


I remember laughing, and yelling out to the boss things like "this is unbelievable, it's great, it's like nothing I've heard from a major political figure".


Not that every single element was something I'd been waiting to hear. Not that every single element even resonated that specifically with me.


Just the authenticity. He meant it, he believed it. Most of it he'd been saying for years. Integrity (in this case, political integrity).



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

555 I have had 'King of the Road' stuck in my head after a fellow ron did the 'Trailers for sale or rent...' during the movie trailer thread yesterday.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:33 AM (2Pzfn)

556 Rooms to let, 50 cents!
No phone, no pool, no pets...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (miE9U)

557 Good evening Horde

Beautiful top pic

My introverted self survived our "winter"party last week.

And I'm giving myself 23 min to play here before trying to sleep

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (IDhUW)

558 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (miE9U)

Mr Whipple was a neighbor when I was a kid. Creepy guy. He would give us Charmin to TP houses and trees, as long as he could....watch, just watch.

Posted by: Miklos, still traumatized at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (zCyNd)

559 Who knew that there were any?

Most wholesome tweets of 2018:

https://tinyurl.com/ycmuohd5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (AllCR)

560 I'm not remotely a fan of chihuahuas, but that story is damned awful. What is wrong with people? Too much drugs or not enough?
Posted by: Rusty Nail
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Florida

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (CDGwz)

561 Miklos, I believe it. :-P

To this day I imagine him locked away somewhere in a rubber room, doing nothing but squeezing dozens of four-packs of Charmin for hours, days, weeks, MONTHS at a time without sleep or food...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (miE9U)

562 The temp pic made me laugh

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (IDhUW)

563 "Jugos de Sandia" does not refer to Tito's special agents who were detailed to New Mexico to steal nuclear secrets.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:29 AM (mUa7G)

I find your certitude suspicious.

Posted by: Josip Broz Miklos at December 13, 2018 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

564 Florida
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM (CDGwz)

Florida woman, even.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (2Pzfn)

565 I wanna see Trump's 2017 Inaugural Address, cast in bronze, affixed to the Trumpian Monument, sometime before I die.

It doesn't have to be sited on The Mall. There's scarcely any space left there for monuments and such.

But I think if we were to implode and bulldoze the site of the Democrat National Headquarters, and build the monument there, it'd be just about right.

Dotchathinksotoo?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (QzJWU)

566 Florida

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:35 AM

Oh, so we're going with "the wrong drugs". Yeah, this had a "bath salts" vibe to it.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (ju9gW)

567 Long Live GLaDOS.


Gay Lesbian alliance Disk Operating System?

Hmm, I had no idea. I love this site. Learn sumptin new every day!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (/oe9Q)

568 "Mr Whipple was a neighbor when I was a kid. Creepy guy. He would give us Charmin to TP houses and trees, as long as he could....watch, just watch."
-Posted by: Miklos, still traumatized at December 13, 2018 12:34 AM (zCyNd)

At least you didn't have "Madge" from Palmolive constantly soaking your hands in dishwashing soap while you slept.

She encouraged/paid/blew us to go on "Fountain Runs" where we would empty bottles of the stuff into local landmarks.

It was unnerving to say the least.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (Ckg4U)

569 I finally figured out that if you start at the center of a large, squarish yard, and mow in a spiral outwards, it mows much faster.

It also apparently noticeable in aerial photos.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:30 AM (mUa7G)

Assuming you don't overlap passes, or at least keep the overlap to the minimum needed to avoid leave strips, why should it make any difference? You have X hundred square feet to cut, and your mower cuts 1.5 square feet per foot of forward progress.

I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

570 Just got out the model train (post-war, Lionel, O scale - ?), will screw in the track and formally set it up tomorrow. Have an 8 x 4 piece of OSB, painted white, on the floor, tree stands toward one end, this year will do a figure-8, with the tree in one loop.


Mantle has wax candle figures (deer, carol singers, etc) dating from before I was born, bought from Woolworth's, surrounded by pine branches. And a ceramic Santa, amazing work, Japanese-made, from mid 1960s (was a premium for opening savings accounts, father opened one for all the kids ..... each of us still has theirs, and displays it every Christmas).


Some of the ornaments are also from Woolworth's, early 1950s. Boxes still in good shape (even the cellophane parts of the tops). Noticed some of the shiny ball ornaments are losing their finish.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (QDnY+)

571 But I think if we were to implode and bulldoze the site of the Democrat
National Headquarters, and build the monument there, it'd be just about
right.



Dotchathinksotoo?



Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

I can think of something in Turtle Bay we could bulldoze. Why would Trump want his monument in DC anyway? It's beneath him.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (ju9gW)

572 Just the authenticity. He meant it, he believed it. Most of it he'd been saying for years. Integrity (in this case, political integrity).
------

Even the most cynical among us could never have guessed the extent that the embedded Left would go to in order to destroy a sitting President. And, it's getting worse.

Breitbart was right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (CDGwz)

573 I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

I do the same thing.

Always do the edges first, then section the yard out and do one section at a time.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (2Pzfn)

574 Fenelon, I heard of a tweet from a band that went something along the lines of:

>>>Due to the unfortunate issue of the lead guitarist sleeping with my girlfriend of seven years, the band will be on hiatus for an indefinite period.

>>>Also, our drummer died.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (mUa7G)

575 Long Live GLaDOS.


Gay Lesbian alliance Disk Operating System?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 13, 2018 12:38 AM (/oe9Q)

*stares at gladius, with which he has slain many enemies of the Emperor. Quo vadis?*

Posted by: Miklosius, ofCaesar's IX Legion at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (zCyNd)

576 @553
When that played at the end of the game, I sat there, maw agape with fascination and awe.

Long Live GLaDOS.
--------------

"Want You Gone" from the second game is fun, but not as good. Though aside from that, the ending of the second game is an overall better experience.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)

577 Posted by: rhomboid

Awesome! I really buy into the season, wish I had had the foresight to save some of the old family decorations.

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (LOq4H)

578 I remember laughing, and yelling out to the boss things like "this is unbelievable, it's great, it's like nothing I've heard from a major political figure"

----

I laughed and yelled during the state of the union address last year, looking forward to it this year.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (IDhUW)

579 Bullwinkle matriculated at Whatsamatta U.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 13, 2018 12:43 AM (RuIsu)

580 WTF is the First lady doing flying in
an Osprey?? Operators don't even like getting on them. Better to be
drenched in hydraulic fluid on a Chinook than be a smoking hole in an
Osprey.



Posted by: DBCooper at December 13, 2018 12:05 AM
No one's ever referred to me as a "smoking hole" before. Thank you?

Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (NMAzL)

581 Just about everything I did pissed my old man offf
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 12:16 AM (aA3+G)

Sorry about that. I could piss the old man off, but overall he was pretty cool

Good night, all.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Rz2Nc)

582 ...and now I must make pancakes for the ungrateful Eight and Five-Year-Olds who reside in my house.

I may be back later (as if anyone gives a shit) so keep your pants off.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Ckg4U)

583 Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:41 AM (mUa7G)


Well, that was a subdued way to put it-about the girlfriend, I mean.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (AllCR)

584 I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)

Busted. Like grass grows in the tundra. Duh.

Posted by: Miklos Ocasio-Cortez at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

585 ...I can think of something in Turtle Bay we could bulldoze. Why would Trump want his monument in DC anyway? It's beneath him.


Posted by: Rusty Nail at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (ju9gW)



Genius.

Concur.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s. the Trump Monument should be a '76 story Luxury Condo with all the High End shoppes and restaurants there on the mezzanine level.

And a first for a Trump property.

A very high end Yacht Marina on the river side of that prime NYC property.

I'm available to develop and operate the Trump Marina Enterprises, by the way.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

586 Assuming you don't overlap passes, or at least keep
the overlap to the minimum needed to avoid leave strips, why should it
make any difference? You have X hundred square feet to cut, and your
mower cuts 1.5 square feet per foot of forward progress.



I have a zero-steer riding mower. I usually block off the yard into large oblongs, and mow them down into narrow strips.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:39 AM (fDU8w)


Hitting the corners and doing the 90 degree turns require slowing and turning. If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

587 G'Night, Evasiveboat42.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

588 I may be back later (as if anyone gives a shit) so keep your pants off.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:44 AM (Ckg4U)

Mine are off.

Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

589 "Want You Gone" from the second game is fun, but not as good. Though aside from that, the ending of the second game is an overall better experience.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:42 AM (Fp6vo)

Agreed. They are a good set of games. I argued with a friend that the puzzles are not difficult- just difficult enough to make you feel smart for solving them- which is a fine line to straddle. Plus, using yourself in the puzzle solving is a nice feature.

'This was a triumph.
I'm making a note here,
huge success.
It's hard to over state
my satisfaction.

Apeture Science
We do what we must,
because
we can.

For the good
of all of us
except the ones who are dead.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (2Pzfn)

590 Actually Jim, DNC HQ (unless it's moved) is just a block south of the House office buildings, not a very prominent spot. Trump deserves a better spot for his monument.


But this made me think - where in the wide wide world of sports will the "Trump Presidential Library" be (still chuckle just saying the phrase)?


Vegas? Doral golf course? Trump Tower in Manhattan?


Actually, if he succeeds as I hope he does - some place highly appropriate, and highly unusual - a revived Midwestern industrial town. Youngstown. Some place like that.


Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

591 /off FLOTUS sock

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (NMAzL)

592 Busted. Like grass grows in the tundra. Duh.
Posted by: Miklos Ocasio-Cortez at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

This is short-grass Prairie country here. My yard is basically reverted pasture land. I doubt it's all native grasses, but native grasses and wildflowers make up a large part of it. I mow over little roses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

593 "Mine are off."
-Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

You understand protocol, then. Welcome aboard, Melania.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

594 Mine are off.
Posted by: Melania

I'll be right over. Key still in the same place?

Posted by: some rat in the swamp at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (LOq4H)

595 If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

Speed mowing! You'll have to compete with Stormy for pole position.

Posted by: Miklos Yarborough at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (zCyNd)

596 I would like to see this place before I die:

https://tinyurl.com/y9mqon3g

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

597 This is short-grass Prairie country here. My yard is basically reverted pasture land. I doubt it's all native grasses, but native grasses and wildflowers make up a large part of it. I mow over little roses.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (fDU8w)

More proof of Global Warming!

Posted by: Rep. Miklos Jackson Lee at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (zCyNd)

598 It's now been just over a week since I slept more than a few hours at a stretch, thanks to my mom and her ish.

To celebrate getting ready to sleep for eight -- count 'em -- 8! hours uninterrupted!!, I've been flipping through the last of the no-politics magazines I allow myself (House Beautiful). When what to my wondering eyes did appear was a page-long feature on Michelle; presumably to push her new page-turning novel.

I just finished ripping said page to teenytinyeenyweenyitsybitsy bits. And canceling my subscription.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 12:51 AM (/0VK/)

599 Hitting the corners and doing the 90 degree turns require slowing and turning. If you do a spiral you can do it in one pass without slowing.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 13, 2018 12:45 AM (mUa7G)

My Dixon ZTR mower doesn't slow down for turns. But keeping it dialed in for a turn of the exact radius to make a spiral would likely cause undue wear on the drive cones. Also my yard is about 200 by 600 feet, so a true spiral would limit out at the long sides before the ends were reached.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:52 AM (fDU8w)

600 @590
Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.
-------------

One might argue that it risks leaving the Library in some place completely inconsequential. But on the other hand, two of the most significant Republican presidents in recent history both have their Presidential Libraries in Southern California...

So, put it wherever seems most appropriate.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 12:53 AM (Fp6vo)

601 I would like to see this place before I die:

https://tinyurl.com/y9mqon3g
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:50 AM (AllCR)

Nice picture. But I have a better one than that of lenticular clouds. Looks like a fleet of flying saucers over the Calgary skyline, lit from beneath by the setting Sun.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

602 Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.

By the time he's done, "Uncle Donald" may have it arranged for Tienanmen Square.

Posted by: Miklos, axin' ni hao ma? at December 13, 2018 12:55 AM (zCyNd)

603 ...and now I must make pancakes for the ungrateful Eight and Five-Year-Olds who reside in my house.


Are you in Paris?

Whose 8 year olds are eating breakfast now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

604 Oh DB, all the Osprey guys I talk to like 'em just fine.


Mike H., too nostalgically positive after breaking out the childhood train stuff, but I fear it's much more serious than the "embedded Left".


It's an undetermined but yuuuge % of the country, the culture - standards being lost. The institutions so rotted out.


Any presidential candidate so brilliant and fit that they shared my entire set of policy preferences - who was theatrically, spectacularly tainted by serious criminal corruption as Hillary - I would want to see defeated, shunned, and prosecuted.


Any sitting president (or candidate) who was a disastrous, loathsome figure, but who was the target of such incredible illegal and inappropriate behavior by the most senior elements in intel and law enforcement, would have my full support in rooting out, punishing, and obliterating those who violated their oaths and corrupted their institutions.


Standards. Whole idea is kind that they apply always, to everyone. And mroe than anything else, THEY are the difference between the best, and saddest, places on Earth.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

605 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)


If you found some way to post it, I would like to see it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (AllCR)

606 "Mine are off."
-Posted by: Melania, the FLOTUS at December 13, 2018 12:46 AM (NMAzL)

You understand protocol, then. Welcome aboard, Melania.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 12:48 AM (Ckg4U)

Protocol requires pics.

Very strict protocol.

Posted by: Miklos, parliamentarian pro tem at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (zCyNd)

607

Breitbart was right.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 13, 2018 12:40 AM (CDGwz)

--------

War

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 12:59 AM (93ZJL)

608 Are you in Paris?

Whose 8 year olds are eating breakfast now?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

They look so cute in their yellow vests.

Every good riot starts with a good petit dejeuner!

Posted by: Miklos, third shift sous-chef at December 13, 2018 12:59 AM (zCyNd)

609 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.

Posted by: torabora at December 13, 2018 01:00 AM (Y274z)

610 Night all. Be well.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 13, 2018 01:01 AM (ffYR/)

611 Melania visits military families (2 minute video)

https://tinyurl.com/yabrs672

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (AllCR)

612 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.

Posted by: torabora at December 13, 2018 01:00 AM (Y274z)

If the progs take over they will ask the Russians who to blame.

Posted by: Miklos, sure as shootin' at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (zCyNd)

613 Night Calm Mentor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (2Pzfn)

614 @609 if the progs take over they will nuke the Trump Presidential Library and blame the Russians.
-------------

Nope. Remember the rule. "Strange new respect".

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (Fp6vo)

615 I just finished ripping said page to teenytinyeenyweenyitsybitsy bits. And canceling my subscription.
Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 12:51 AM (/0VK/)


---------

You have taken the first step into a larger world.

Posted by: Kobe Juan Baloney at December 13, 2018 01:02 AM (93ZJL)

616 junior, but of course my idea of "consequential" in my little library siting reverie is a place where a president's tenure had positive consequences.


It's a semi-whack idea, that's understood going in.


Most libraries are in places/states associated with the person, biographically.


Just love the idea of the first/only outsider president (so far, insh'allah) in our history painting outside the lines on that, too.


Independence, MO, Whittier, and Simi aren't "consequential" places per se. Just thinking of a presidential library concept that matches the spirit of the inaugural address MisHum put up.


Speaking of which, MisHum - outstanding move. Great idea. If it were up to me, and the county/system still existed, I'd award you the Order of the Red Banner for your ONT service.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:03 AM (QDnY+)

617 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 13, 2018 01:04 AM (93ZJL)

618 @616 Independence, MO, Whittier, and Simi aren't "consequential" places per se.
--------------

?

Is Whittier a reference to the Nixon Library? IIRC, that's in Yorba Linda, which is where he was born.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (Fp6vo)

619 I'd award you the Order of the Red Banner for your ONT service.

Good pick. Much better than Mother Heroine.

Posted by: Miklos, too much like work at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (zCyNd)

620 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 13, 2018 01:04 AM (93ZJL)


If they're on the East Coast hopefully-unlike me-they're asleep.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:06 AM (AllCR)

621 So both May and Macron make it to Friday - not something I was sure of a few days ago.


But I see them sort of like Nagumo and Yamamoto limping back to Japan after Midway.


Clock's ticking, all defense from here on in.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:06 AM (QDnY+)

622
Is Whittier a reference to the Nixon Library? IIRC, that's in Yorba Linda, which is where he was born.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:05 AM (Fp6vo)

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Correct. Yorba Linda Blvd at Imperial. A stones throw from El Rancho Cicero.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (93ZJL)

623 I've not been able to find a pic of FLOTUS on the Osprey which shows what sort of shoes she was wearing for her flight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (CLcKT)

624 I've not been able to find a pic of FLOTUS on the Osprey which shows what sort of shoes she was wearing for her flight...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:07 AM (CLcKT)

Jimmy Choosprey

Posted by: Miklos, feeling fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (zCyNd)

625 ...Love the idea and imagery of an American president having his library not at a university, not in some large or glamorous city associated with his past - but a regular town, even better a regular town revived largely due to his leadership giving the people the opportunity to revive it.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 12:47 AM (QDnY+)




This man is my brother.

We will have to await the end of his Presidency to determine the site of that Library, then.

Should he launch the B-2s on their mission to bomb Islam into TRUE submission, then that Library would have to be at Whiteman AFB, KS.

Let your imaginations roll, and indulge.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (QzJWU)

626 Cicero, you're in Yorba Linda? Nice area.
The HQ of the law firm I spent a long time at, is in YL.

Dennis Prager calls it "Yorba Linda and My Belinda."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (miE9U)

627 626 Cicero, you're in Yorba Linda? Nice area.
The HQ of the law firm I spent a long time at, is in YL.

Dennis Prager calls it "Yorba Linda and My Belinda."
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM (miE9U)

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Actually, just over the hill from YL.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 13, 2018 01:09 AM (93ZJL)

628 If you found some way to post it, I would like to see it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 12:57 AM (AllCR)

I sent the pic to Hogmartin. Perhaps he will be kind enough to post it on Stoatnet tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (fDU8w)

629 Fen, are you trying to sleep but unable to?

Me, I just refuse to be oppressed by circadian rhythms.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (fuK7c)

630 junior - yes, Yorba Linda, sorry. Thinking of his alma mater.


Speaking of which, have to get to both - Simi and Yorba Linda.


I usually just travel up to the LA area to eat. And I've been meaning to get up to see the USS Iowa (was on her once for a day when she was in service - um, her *last*, 1980s service, ahemm). So there's the presidential libraries as targets, too. And the Nike Hercules (?) SAM site in Palos Verdes that has been "restored" and is open at certain times (I remember seeing the real missiles on the rails as a small kid, when we were driving back from MarineLand, nearby).




Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

631 Trump may not have a library.

Just a wall. Big beautiful wall.

Posted by: Miklos, feeling extra fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (zCyNd)

632 Cicero, sounds like Rancho Santa Margarita then.

Either way, if I had to stay in California, those are some of the areas I'd want to be in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 13, 2018 01:10 AM (miE9U)

633 Jimmy Choosprey

Posted by: Miklos, feeling fabulous at December 13, 2018 01:08 AM



"The iconic Jimmy Choo brand is defined by an empowered sense of glamour and a confident sense of style..."

Sounds about right!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 13, 2018 01:13 AM (CLcKT)

634 @621 So both May and Macron make it to Friday - not something I was sure of a few days ago.
-------------

I don't remember where I saw it mentioned... But earlier today I saw a brief snippet about Macron's trip to Argentina. Apparently when he arrived, and debarked the plane, there was a worker wearing a yellow vest, and Macron had a brief start until he realized that was normal for where he was.

^^;;

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:14 AM (Fp6vo)

635 "Nice picture. But I have a better one than that of lenticular clouds. Looks like a fleet of flying saucers over the Calgary skyline, lit from beneath by the setting Sun."
-Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 12:54 AM (fDU8w)

"Lenticular" is a Restaurant-Quality Word.

I award you seven points.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:15 AM (Ckg4U)

636 I see them everywhere I go. They haunt my... well, I can't exactly call them 'dreams.'

Posted by: Macron on the Couch at December 13, 2018 01:16 AM (2Pzfn)

637 @630 Speaking of which, have to get to both - Simi and Yorba Linda.
---------------

I've been to both, though it's been quite a while since I was at the Nixon Library. I should go visit it again.

I took a friend of mine - a Japanese national - to the Reagan Library a couple of years ago. As I mentioned here recently, she contacted me the other day because some friends were visiting from Japan, and wanted to visit the Library. And my friend wanted to confirm with me how to go about getting tickets (i.e. whether reservations were needed, etc...). They went this past weekend, and apparently the crowds at the Reagan Library were much lighter than when I went with her (and it was *very* crowded when I went).

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (Fp6vo)

638
"Lenticular" is a Restaurant-Quality Word.

I award you seven points.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:15 AM (Ckg4U)

I give up using words like "lenticular" for 40 days before Easter.

Posted by: Miklos, Carnival season begins Jan 6th at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

639
God, we were watching Melania's speech on the Daily Mail, and the next video that autoplayed was Mooch on Colbert.

Her fashion sense is still ... amazing. She had a little boob window thingy with massive arms. That woman is a tranny, fer sure.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

640 Huh. There was a chocolate spill in Germany.

Not exactly the Boston Molasses Disaster from the pictures, but I expect they wanted it to be a slow news day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:19 AM (2Pzfn)

641 That woman is a tranny, fer sure.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

The hormones don't work the same on Wookies.

Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:20 AM (zCyNd)

642 What I saw was that when Macron's plane arrived at Ezeiza for the G-20, the Argies had effed up, or were delayed, and the only person there to greet him was a ramp guy at the airport who operated the air-stair - wearing of course a safety vest.


I sort of feel sorry for Macron. Not sure why. Maybe he's a slimy s**t, and I just don't have the background on him. But he seems like the sucker who was in the job when the whole s**t-house is about to go up in flames, to borrow a Jim Morrison expression.


Of course his response to this week has lessened my sympathy. He seems as unfit and incompetent - and as possessed of unworkable stupid ideas - as anyone of his ilk.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:20 AM (QDnY+)

643 Her fashion sense is still ... amazing. She had a little boob window thingy with massive arms. That woman is a tranny, fer sure.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (NMAzL)

I will break you.

Posted by: Mooch Drago at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (2Pzfn)

644 "I give up using words like "lenticular" for 40 days before Easter."
-Posted by: Miklos, Carnival season begins Jan 6th at December 13, 2018 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

That seems appropriate. I award that one point.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

645 Heartbreaking yet very touching. Secret Service personally delivers to her home picture of a little girl with Donald Trump . Little girl has brain cancer.

https://tinyurl.com/yapvnef5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (AllCR)

646 That seems appropriate. I award that one point.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:21 AM (Ckg4U)

Thanks, but I already have one.

*raises hat and provides evidence*

Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

647 >>>
What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Family Christmas Party at the titty bar. (Held during the day when the bar was closed.) Not so much wild as surreal. All the dancers and waitresses brought their kids, we had a Santa and gifts for the kiddos and a really nice buffet. Very odd to see everyone being "civilians", so to speak.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 13, 2018 01:24 AM (RfzVr)

648 627 Sounds like we be neighbors
I be north of Pomona

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 13, 2018 01:25 AM (9TR2V)

649 Watched the Brightburn trailer today.

Aside from there not being much to it, it always makes me sad when there is an 'evil child' movie.

The thing about it is we live in a pretty anti-child culture already. They are seen as a tolerated hindrance at best, a life destroying waste at worst.

That this kind of feels like a slap not only to parents, but also those parents who could not have a child of their own and who adopted.

Maybe I am being oversensitive about a crappy movie, but stories matter. Reflection or reinforcement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:26 AM (2Pzfn)

650 Very odd to see everyone being "civilians", so to speak.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 13, 2018 01:24 AM (RfzVr)

Hmm. I would have hoped for twirled tassled pasties with Seasonally Appropriate decorations attached.

Posted by: Miklos, probaly I could arrange that at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (zCyNd)

651 647 I played the Christmas party for the Temple City Sheriffs
Always nice that they're completely hammered out of their minds AND all armed...

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (9TR2V)

652 "Thanks, but I already have one.
*raises hat and provides evidence*
"
-Posted by: Miklos, early Carnival season begins now at December 13, 2018 01:23 AM (zCyNd)

*HAH!* We come from the same part of Poland!

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (Ckg4U)

653 So, my friend who's birdwatcher says if you live in a place that has owls around, and you set your alarm for 4:30 and step outside you can hear them all hooting. Since I have to get up at 5:00 anyway that doesn't seem like to much of a stretch:


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 01:27 AM (AllCR)

654 @642 I sort of feel sorry for Macron. Not sure why. Maybe he's a slimy s**t, and I just don't have the background on him. But he seems like the sucker who was in the job when the whole s**t-house is about to go up in flames, to borrow a Jim Morrison expression.
-------------------

There's probably a certain amount of truth to that. From what I've heard, the frustration that led to the demonstrations has been building for a while now. There's been a lot of the same attitude toward drivers by the government, and some of it pre-dates Macron's administration.

On the other hand, you have to admit that he seems to absolutely embody the attitude that led toward the mess in the first place. So if you've got to pick someone for the demonstrations to afflict, he's probably as good a target of them as any.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Fp6vo)

655 Okay... pan is heated and Bisquick mixture is settled.

...time to make the pancakes.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Ckg4U)

656 @645 Heartbreaking yet very touching. Secret Service personally delivers to her home picture of a little girl with Donald Trump . Little girl has brain cancer.

https://tinyurl.com/yapvnef5
------------------

Cue doxing and demonstrations leading to the firing of the little girl's parents in 5... 4... 3...

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:29 AM (Fp6vo)

657 @649
That this kind of feels like a slap not only to parents, but also those parents who could not have a child of their own and who adopted.
--------------

I suppose one could take that away from it. And I might have noticed that if I hadn't been distracted by the fact that this is basically Superman's origin story, but with an apparently evil kid instead of young Clark Kent.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:32 AM (Fp6vo)

658 ...almost forgot.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 01:34 AM (Ckg4U)

659 Macron is the personification of the French ultra-elite.

He graduated from the most and second-most elite and self-selecting academies-ENA and SciencesPo.

He really would be amazed by a bar code scanner at a supermarket.

Posted by: Miklos, political scientist from la Louisiane at December 13, 2018 01:34 AM (zCyNd)

660 I suppose one could take that away from it. And I might have noticed that if I hadn't been distracted by the fact that this is basically Superman's origin story, but with an apparently evil kid instead of young Clark Kent.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:32 AM (Fp6vo)

Of course it is. On the other hand, that kind of is my point. The Superman story is about a hard working, decent family who cannot have children of their own. They find a boy who literally has all the power in the world and they do a good job and shape him into a decent human being, despite his awesome power.

One could look at Superman as a paean to good parenting, if you wanted to.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:35 AM (2Pzfn)

661 junior, total agreement all points regarding Macron



Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

662 Night Slap.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:36 AM (2Pzfn)

663 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

664 Time for me to call it a night, too. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (fDU8w)

665 663 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

A story I read last night said that for something like the last 50 years, every president but one has been a graduate of ENA- and he went to Sciences Po.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (2Pzfn)

666 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (2Pzfn)

667 Isn't being an "Enarquiste" a requirement for the presidency in France by now?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 01:37 AM (QDnY+)

Since De Gaulle, all but one have been.

Posted by: Miklos, actual political scientist from la Louisiane at December 13, 2018 01:38 AM (zCyNd)

668 oy

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:39 AM (LPnfS)

669 No offense to Mis Hum, or anyone else here at the HQ, but I do not understand posting links to either:

1) Pay wall articles or;

2) Articles that require Ad Blocker to be turned off before reading the content.

While the latter one just pisses me off because of the arrogance of the site linked, ('Yeah, we get it, ads suck, but our content is so great we want you to subject yourself to our ads to read our magnificent drivel'), once I get either at a followed link, I close the window and move on. Waste of time for all concerned.

Posted by: RickZ at December 13, 2018 01:40 AM (Y8PSl)

670 oy

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:39 AM (LPnfS)

Did you just hurt yourself, or was that a more general complaint/observation?

Posted by: Miklos, wearing tricolor socks at December 13, 2018 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

671 Best speech ever! What a wonderful day that was.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 13, 2018 01:42 AM (FJrl0)

672 Insty's reporting that Mayor Eric Garcetti got shouted down by lefty protestors today at USC. Apparently the group - composed in part of DSA activists - started singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" while he was speaking.

Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:44 AM (Fp6vo)

673 I have my first batch of cookie dough chilling in the fridge. Tomorrow I will roll them out and bake them. This will continue for approximately one week, or until I lose interest.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 01:45 AM (NMAzL)

674 Watching the Melania interview. She's so charming. I think if that Trevor Noah promo, where he mocks her accent.

What a POS he is.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 01:47 AM (/0VK/)

675 672 Insty's reporting that Mayor Eric Garcetti got shouted down by lefty protestors today at USC. Apparently the group - composed in part of DSA activists - started singing "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" while he was speaking.
Posted by: junior at December 13, 2018 01:44 AM (Fp6vo)

Reap as ye have sewn.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 13, 2018 01:48 AM (2Pzfn)

676 "I think *OF..."

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at December 13, 2018 01:48 AM (/0VK/)

677 Belated goodnight, {{{Slap}}}!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 01:49 AM (NMAzL)

678 was that a more general complaint/observation?

this.

Posted by: Adriane the Paranoid Critic ... at December 13, 2018 01:49 AM (LPnfS)

679 BBC 4 says i should plant salsify.

Good night all.

Posted by: JEM at December 13, 2018 01:53 AM (8erNz)

680 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)


1993, big-name corp, large Christmas party held in a Central Park South hotel's grand ballroom. When I went to pee, one woman followed me in and held my johnson while I peed at the urinal. Drinking may have been involved. "Just another day at the office."

Posted by: RickZ at December 13, 2018 01:57 AM (Y8PSl)

681 BBC 4 says i should plant salsify.



Good night all.

Posted by: JEM at December 13, 2018 01:53 AM (8erNz)

I planted that in Sweden - they call it "black root." It's suitable for colder climes. A poor man's asparagus, someone told me. Pretty tasty, but it can be troublesome to dig up the entire root. They grow 12" or more.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:00 AM (NMAzL)

682 Well, that's it for me. Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:03 AM (NMAzL)

683 In other good newz, 12% of Louisiana beneficiaries of O-care expanded Medicaid, picked at random, turned out to be eligible. * 12% *


In CA, someone I know who's on a subsidized O-care plan (only because he faced overnight 500% premium increase on his individual plan when the idiotic law took effect, and he manipulates his income to qualify, for now, until he is working again), says the pre-subsidy premium for his plan went up by *50%*. That was *50%*. In one year. The subsidized premium payment went up 2,000%.


And only dramatic worsening in sight, nationally and locally. Good times.






Posted by: rhomboid at December 13, 2018 02:09 AM (QDnY+)

684 @654

Nobody should feel sorry for Macron.


He's is a Marxist/Globalist masters of the universe shit head who could give two shits about the people he perportdly leads.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 13, 2018 02:19 AM (qxq6t)

685 Why did MisHum have to post President Trump's entire inaugural address? Doesn't he know how much of a pain it is to scroll through on the main page?

Posted by: Surfperch at December 13, 2018 02:27 AM (tYPH9)

686 that's why your mouse has a scroll wheel...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 02:54 AM (YtJs4)

687 I know I'm late to the conversation, but the Lutheran Church dinner story brings back memories. I grew up in the Swedish Lutheran Church in Iowa (fun fact, at one time, I thought everyone was Swedish). The womenfolk at our church gathered every year to make Potatis Korv, a meat and potato sausage prepared with nutmeg whose main characteristic was its absolute blandness. My mother, granddaughter of Swedish immigrants, was well-versed in all forms of bland cooking - from fried, then steamed chicken to boiled potatoes with white sauce. My MIL is a fantastic cook and when I met her, I was amazed that homemade food could actually taste good.

BTW, when I attended, our church was LCA but leaning towards liberal. What's happened to the Lutheran Church makes me sad.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:03 AM (kqqrA)

688 They grow 12" or more.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 13, 2018 02:00 AM (NMAzL)

Ooooh, 12 inch root!!!!

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 13, 2018 03:04 AM (twG1r)

689 Broken scroll wheel leaves local man stranded on internet on-ramp...

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 13, 2018 03:06 AM (yhf6w)

690 if Martin Luther hated the RCC of yesteryear, i wonder what his reaction would be to the current state of the sect that bears his name?

i'm thinking it might be epic...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:07 AM (YtJs4)

691 Ooooh, 12 inch root!!!!

Posted by: Anderson Pooper at December 13, 2018 03:04 AM (twG1r)

---
why do you think Miley liked them?


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:11 AM (YtJs4)

692 "page down" w*rks too.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:12 AM (YtJs4)

693 Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:07 AM (YtJs4)

He wouldn't recognize it. It does make me sad because I've been away from the church for a long time, but in the back of my mind I always thought I could go back. But not any more.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:19 AM (kqqrA)

694 What's the wildest office Christmas party you've ever attended, Hordies?

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 12, 2018 10:38 PM (miE9U)

1993, big-name corp, large Christmas party held in a Central Park South hotel's grand ballroom. When I went to pee, one woman followed me in and held my johnson while I peed at the urinal. Drinking may have been involved. "Just another day at the office."
Posted by: RickZ at December

The old Number 7 or the Big Ben

Posted by: Jean at December 13, 2018 03:24 AM (sFO1P)

695 Potato soup. Chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Chicken and dumplings. Chicken and rice. Chicken ala king.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:27 AM (twG1r)

696 Potato soup. Chicken and cream of mushroom soup. Chicken and dumplings. Chicken and rice. Chicken ala king.

You forgot cream of celery soup. Mom had it in the cupboard, but Lord help me, I've forgotten what for.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:30 AM (kqqrA)

697 You forgot cream of celery soup. Mom had it in the cupboard, but Lord help me, I've forgotten what for.
Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:30 AM (kqqrA)

Dat Cream of Celery is for the showoffs, donchaknow.

Now, doz daring chefs, dey go adding an onion! A whole onion!

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:37 AM (twG1r)

698 Been up mostly since 1245hrs, have company Christmas party tonight

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 03:40 AM (/rm4P)

699 Our church ladies published a cookbook for the church's centennial in the mid-1970's. The first half of the book was modern recipes and the back half of the book was a re-publication of a cookbook the ladies published in the 1930's. The recipes in both are fun, but the contributors' names bring back such good memories - Swansons and Petersons, Larsons and Nybergs. As I said earlier, I grew up thinking everyone was Swedish. Except my favorite great Aunt. She was Norwegian! She came over on a cattle boat when she was 5. She used to say that coming over on a cattle boa was no disgrace because you needed cattle so the children could have milk. Anyway, she married a Swede and was NOT accepted by the women in the family - at first. But she was a wonderful, funny, outgoing woman who won them over. I do miss her.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:40 AM (kqqrA)

700 Now, doz daring chefs, dey go adding an onion! A whole onion!

Oh My Goodness! LOL! I worked for a trust company in my early married years and one of the farms held in trust went out on a limb and planted onions - in the middle of corn/soybean land as an experiment in farming. They offered a discount to bank/trust co employees on 3 lb bags of onions. "3 lbs of onions!" I thought. Who could ever use that many onions!

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:44 AM (kqqrA)

701 The Larsons? Bad end, they came to.
I do like that Larsen family, though.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:48 AM (twG1r)

702 Olympic Starfish is the best

Posted by: HI&QI at December 13, 2018 03:52 AM (Tc6m0)

703 Our Larsons were "on" not "en" but as I remember, they were on the haughty side. Thought they were better than the rest of us, doncha know.

Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:54 AM (kqqrA)

704 Here ya go NavyMom. Pickled herrings!

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 03:57 AM (twG1r)

705 i'm for the rack...

hasta, y'all

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 13, 2018 03:59 AM (YtJs4)

706 We use those cream soups often , my mother did too.
Maybe still does

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:02 AM (/rm4P)

707 Different dailywaster as there are a few pictures, down in the middle is a cowboy coffee video
http://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:08 AM (/rm4P)

708 Thought they were better than the rest of us, doncha know.
Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:54 AM (kqqrA)

Well, der boy Lars der, he got around some! Berfore he got caught, I mean. Clever he was, having two wives, married one as Larson, t'other as Larsen! Very clever.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:13 AM (twG1r)

709 The short of the video is rolling boil, grounds directly into pot, boil 3 minutes then removing from heat pour cold water into pot and some down spout. He says the cold water will sink grounds to the bottom.
I do stoved top percolator and boil 8 minutes

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:22 AM (/rm4P)

710 do stoved top percolator and boil 8 minutes
Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:22 AM (/rm4toP)

We approve, but remember: No more den 6 beans to the pot! One bean per person.

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:30 AM (twG1r)

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 13, 2018 04:31 AM (mpXpK)

712 I bet I have not been into a 7-11 in 30 years. Do get to Wawa often

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:42 AM (/rm4P)

713 We would like to announce that our magazine will now have exclusive rights to publish photos of this year's indoor gay Olympics - be sure to sign up on our website for our fantasy leagues. Pick your favorite home town bath house and draft some bois!

There are those who say this might make you gay, but are you secure enough in your masculinity to join?
#AreYouManEnough

Posted by: Sports Illustrated at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (ooSZC)

714 *un-static*

Made a double-batch of oatmeal-craisin cookies to last through Christmas.

Next is a double-batch of chocolate chip with pecans, almonds and walnuts.

...and then peanut butter.

...and then peanut butter (w) Hershey's Kisses.

...and then God will like me.

Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (Ckg4U)

715 So, Sven got a new dog. A bird dog! So Sven and Olie took this dog duck hunting. After a bit, Sven and Olie were tired, the dog was limping, and nobody had any ducks. Sven said to Olie "dis dog ain't working!". Olie said to Sven "mebbe we ain't throwing him high enough?"

Posted by: Adventures in Lutheran Church Kitchens at December 13, 2018 04:55 AM (twG1r)

716 Too funny.
Have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 13, 2018 04:56 AM (/rm4P)

717 God has always loved you Slap.
Just like he has always loved me.
How do I know this?

He gave us baseball.

Then there's that baby in a manger in Bethlehem thing. Yeah.
That was kinda cool too.

Posted by: teej at December 13, 2018 04:57 AM (W8e/N)

718 ..and then God will like me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (Ckg4U)

Nope. Not until you do the molasses-raisin oatmeal batch.

Posted by: Me, Mr G at December 13, 2018 05:08 AM (twG1r)

719 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 05:11 AM (cqNba)

720 709>> Skip, I perc coffee as well. I set the cold water on the stove until the first bubbles come up the stem and then turn the heat down to about 3. Let it perc for 12 minutes and DO NOT let it boil.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 13, 2018 05:19 AM (07mXI)

721 ..and then God will like me.
Posted by: Slapweasel, (T) at December 13, 2018 04:45 AM (Ckg4U)

Or gingersnaps! Gingersnaps are always good!

Posted by: Me, Mr G at December 13, 2018 05:32 AM (s0pjO)

722 God also gave us beer.

Posted by: Ben Franklin at December 13, 2018 05:38 AM (SkuXa)

723
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 13, 2018 06:00 AM (KCxzN)

724 Now that Sports Illustrated has become AgiProp, AND they have eliminated the swimsuit edition...

Who besides me has them in their dead-pool?

Perhaps they can bundle a subscription with a gift card from Dick's.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:06 AM (cqNba)

725 Now that Sports Illustrated has become AgiProp, AND they have eliminated the swimsuit edition...

Who besides me has them in their dead-pool?

While at the doctor's, I perused a copy of it in the waiting room. It's like Highlights for men

Posted by: Bruce at December 13, 2018 06:08 AM (8ikIW)

726 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 13, 2018 06:10 AM (hyuyC)

727 G'morning, Salty.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:11 AM (cqNba)

728 Top o ta mornin to ya, Village Idiot's Apprentice.

I owe you an email. My trip is getting pretty full with events and people. I will know in a few days if I have an opening on the 28th.


Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 13, 2018 06:16 AM (hyuyC)

729 That Women's March e-mail to everyone that Ac wrote about yesterday seems to have some of the inner web absolutely LIT!

Not even the Left, including HufPo seem to be buying what whey are selling.

Ace even got an instalanche yesterday.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:17 AM (cqNba)

730 Slapweasel, (T)

May your blessings increase, brother. You have my prayers for you ascending.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 13, 2018 06:17 AM (hyuyC)

731 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:18 AM (ftdxp)

732 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 13, 2018 06:18 AM (rXU5N)

733 "I owe you an email. My trip is getting pretty full with events and people."

We can go secure comms, but yeh, we are beginning to get some conflicts in scheduling here as well.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:19 AM (cqNba)

734 G'morning to both o'ya late risers.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:19 AM (cqNba)

735 Morning all.

We, the taxpayers have paid out over 17million dollars for 268 members of Congress to cover up their sexual abuses.


White House cancels Journalists/Media Christmas Party.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 13, 2018 06:21 AM (Aih7f)

736 Hello

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2018 06:21 AM (m8J9w)

737 729 That Women's March

Never figured out what the womyns march was about. Yeah they hate PDT but what are they about? So I am told that Trump hates the Jooz but it now appears all of the left wing jooz hating clubs also hate Trump for being pro Israel.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:23 AM (JFO2v)

738 G'morning, Doc.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:23 AM (cqNba)

739 2 killled, 2 seriously hurt in West Bank shooting attack

All four victims in their 20s; 1 gunman shot, manhunt on for others; incident comes hours after 2 Border Police hurt in Jerusalem

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2018 06:23 AM (m8J9w)

740 735 Morning all.

We, the taxpayers have paid out over 17million dollars for 268 members of Congress to cover up their sexual abuses.

I want to see it all. Come on someone have the balls to leak it! RYan is in there for a least 2 events. I want to see the whole GD list!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

741 "We, the taxpayers have paid out over 17million dollars for 268 members of Congress to cover up their sexual abuses. "

But remember...

OrangeManBad


Derp!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 13, 2018 06:28 AM (cqNba)

742 We, the taxpayers have paid out over 17million dollars for 268 members of Congress to cover up their sexual abuses.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 13, 2018 06:21 AM (Aih7f)

How is it possible that Congress can appropriate money for their own use, and we don't know about it?

Also, with this whole Trump thing, aren't we setting a precedent here wherein paying off "victims" is a campaign contribution? So is Congress using money from the public coffers to essentially give themselves in kind campaign contributions?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 06:32 AM (GBteo)

743
France Protest Scorecard:
Taking it to 'their' backyard to do damage: A+
Taking away the cities 'cash crop' of tourism: B+
Rural vs. City: A+
Regular schedule: A+
Blockade of choke-points: B-
Keeping anarchists/looters away: C-

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 06:33 AM (jYje5)

744 Also, with this whole Trump thing, aren't we setting a precedent here wherein paying off "victims" is a campaign contribution? So is Congress using money from the public coffers to essentially give themselves in kind campaign contributions?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 06:32 AM (GBteo)

No under current precedents. The Breck Girl paid off mistresses and it was found not to be a violation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

745
Where is Judicial Watch on these payouts? That seems something they'd be very interested in.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 06:35 AM (jYje5)

746 Work prep time.

Have a serene day, everyone.

May every traffic light turn green as you go home.

Head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 13, 2018 06:38 AM (hyuyC)

747 Eww, the Nimesh Patel (comedian) link goes to the NYT.
Where he misuses the verb "affect" ("You cannot affect change if you are not challenged." bzzt) and tosses in two PDT-bashings: assuring his readers that not "every orange-faced, yellow-haired person is a lying idiot" and that "most orange-faced yellow-haired people are decent Floridians." Hey, get woke, go broke, bro.

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 06:41 AM (QfXC4)

748 No under current precedents. The Breck Girl paid off mistresses and it was found not to be a violation.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

well, as I understand it, the US Attorney in the SDNY is now saying that Trump using his lawyer to pay to have a story about infidelity squashed via the national enquirer is an in-kind campaign contribution, since the motivation for keeping the story quiet is to help is campaign.

If we accept THAT as true, but how is it any different if Congress is paying out sexual harassment settlements against Congress with taxpayer money presumably to keep the accusers quiet? Shouldn't the same presumption apply? Namely, that the payout is being made to not hurt the candidates chances of get re-elected?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 06:41 AM (GBteo)

749 How is it possible that Congress can appropriate money for their own use, and we don't know about it?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes


It should be illegal as hell.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:42 AM (ftdxp)

750 565 I wanna see Trump's 2017 Inaugural Address, cast in bronze, affixed to the Trumpian Monument, sometime before I die.

It doesn't have to be sited on The Mall. There's scarcely any space left there for monuments and such.

But I think if we were to implode and bulldoze the site of the Democrat National Headquarters, and build the monument there, it'd be just about right.

Dotchathinksotoo?

Posted by: Jim at December 13, 2018 12:37 AM (QzJWU)

.....................

Yes.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 06:46 AM (iF4iV)

751 well, as I understand it, the US Attorney in the SDNY is now saying that Trump using his lawyer to pay to have a story about infidelity squashed via the national enquirer is an in-kind campaign contribution

Actually the Charge Count 8 excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016. So we need to see if any of these payments were more than the FEC max and charge whomever wrote the checks.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

752 It should be illegal as hell.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:42 AM (ftdxp)

Here's a thought: I wonder if we could somehow make Congresscritters fiduciaries.

Kind of like how the Board of Directors and officers of a public company can be sued in derivative lawsuits for wasting corporate resources (and any breach of fiduciary duties).

I think we should be able to do that to Congress. The fear of being sued as individuals would definitely clean up some bad behavior, no?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 06:47 AM (GBteo)

753 Here's a copy-and-paste from the NYT. It's truly awful.

"I've been talking about this onstage since the night it happened, and I've realized that this generalization about college students is not unlike racists thinking every brown person is a terrorist, or people thinking that every orange-faced, yellow-haired person is a lying idiot. Most brown people have yet to blow anything up, and most orange-faced yellow-haired people are decent Floridians."

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 06:49 AM (QfXC4)

754 Actually the Charge Count 8 excessive campaign contribution on Oct. 27, 2016. So we need to see if any of these payments were more than the FEC max and charge whomever wrote the checks.
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

I'm pretty sure it's illegal for the treasury to write a check for that we've now deemed in-kind campaign contributions for any amount of money.

...and if it's not illegal, well, that's just silly.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 06:50 AM (GBteo)

755 Implode, definitely.
Bulldoze, I dunno ... building The Monument directly on the rubble would carry a world of meaning.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 06:50 AM (mfOi4)

756 Head on a swivel and have a SecDef Mattis plan.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 13, 2018 06:38 AM (hyuyC)

Always! Screen those millenials, extra carefully.

Posted by: Ccw Boomer at December 13, 2018 06:51 AM (twG1r)

757 Dems get in trouble when the tell the truth!

California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would love to be able to regulate the content of speech, including that on Fox News, he cant do it because of the U.S. Constitution.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 06:51 AM (JFO2v)

758 Most brown people have yet to blow anything up, and most orange-faced yellow-haired people are decent Floridians."
Posted by: m



Dude doesn't know shit about Florida Man.

So, for starters he's 50%.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:51 AM (ftdxp)

759 California Democrat Ted Lieu bemoaned on Wednesday that though he would love to be able to regulate the content of speech, including that on Fox News, he cant do it because of the U.S. Constitution.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Is Lieu American, or commie Chinese?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:53 AM (ftdxp)

760 Posted by: NavyMom at December 13, 2018 03:03 AM (kqqrA)

You've got some good stories, NavyMom.

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 06:53 AM (QfXC4)

761 Speaking of Christmas Nookies, had 5 already...Santa came early.......

Here comes Santa Claus here comes Santa Clause right down front hall lane.

Posted by: saf at December 13, 2018 06:54 AM (5IHGB)

762 Oh, and g'mornin' everybody !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 06:55 AM (mfOi4)

763 Is Lieu American, or commie Chinese?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 06:53 AM


Born: Mar 29, 1969 (age 49) Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 06:57 AM (jYje5)

764 That Santa Suit photo is really rather beautiful.

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 06:57 AM (QfXC4)

765 Speaking of Christmas Nookies, had 5 already...Santa came early.......

Posted by: saf at December 13, 2018 06:54 AM (5IHGB)


Christmas nookies? All at once or singly?

Posted by: RickZ at December 13, 2018 06:57 AM (Y8PSl)

766 Most glorious worker paradise feeds families of workers

https://tinyurl.com/ych2hhce

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:00 AM (JFO2v)

767 Nice pic up top there, MisHum !

The old 'hood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:00 AM (mfOi4)

768 But Olaf i likes it that way......see wot i diddy there

Posted by: saf at December 13, 2018 07:02 AM (5IHGB)

769 767 Nice pic up top there, MisHum !

The old 'hood !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:00 AM (mfOi4)

Where is that?

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:05 AM (QfXC4)

770 'President Trump made clear, he'll hold parts of the government hostage for a petty campaign pledge to fire up his base.'

Petty campaign pledges are like dust in the wind. All they are is dust in the wind.

Posted by: Phil Flex at December 13, 2018 07:06 AM (UdKB7)

771 767 Nice pic up top there, MisHum !

The old 'hood !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:00 AM (mfOi4)

The old hood was pretty at Christmas time.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 07:08 AM (aA3+G)

772 The old Water Tower in Chicago. The only structure to survive the Chicago Fire.
John Hancock building in the background.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:09 AM (mfOi4)

773 772 The old Water Tower in Chicago. The only structure to survive the Chicago Fire.
John Hancock building in the background.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:09 AM (mfOi4)

Thanks!

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:10 AM (QfXC4)

774
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 13, 2018 07:11 AM (LsBY9)

775 Yes, it was.

Wonder what it looks like today ... but not enough to go back.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:11 AM (mfOi4)

776 President Trump made clear, he'll hold parts of the government hostage for a petty campaign pledge to fire up his base.

Schemer seems worried about this! Anything that fuks Schemer over is good for America!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:12 AM (JFO2v)

777 Thread weirdness has occurred!

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:12 AM (QfXC4)

778 "This is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration!!!"
talking head crowing on teevee this morning

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 13, 2018 07:12 AM (BJlbN)

779 777 Thread weirdness has occurred!
Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:12 AM (QfXC4)

Only the comment box was present, no post, no comments. An AoSHq Christmas special.

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:14 AM (QfXC4)

Posted by: at December 13, 2018 07:15 AM (UdKB7)

781 Ah....the vagaries of 1990s software. I fixed a formatting problem and the fabric of the universe was torn...briefly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:16 AM (wYseH)

782 The best thing about JJ arriving this morning will be pushing Ballsey Ford down the page further.

Posted by: rammajamma at December 13, 2018 07:16 AM (xceTB)

783 Invisible Reweaving !

Yay !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 13, 2018 07:17 AM (mfOi4)

784 Ah....the vagaries of 1990s software. I fixed a formatting problem and the fabric of the universe was torn...briefly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:16 AM (wYseH)
-----------

You were just trying to throw us into the Twilight Zone, and I know why. Admit it.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:18 AM (U5tDi)

785 The BSA is going to declare bankruptcy. Financial bankruptcy that is.

Posted by: freaked at December 13, 2018 07:20 AM (UdKB7)

786 Twisted Sister sucks. Dee Snider is a leftist global warming alarmist douchebag.

Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:22 AM (Zz0t1)

787 The best thing about JJ arriving this morning will be pushing Ballsey Ford down the page further.
Posted by: rammajamma at December 13, 2018 07:16 AM (xceTB)


Agreed. Put that c*nt below the fold so I don't have to see it every time I visit the site today.

Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:23 AM (Zz0t1)

788 Second group of people to be taken out and shot when I become dictator? After automotive engineers? Weather people.

How the fuck do you predict snow and 40 degree weather? High 44. Overnight low 37. Rain/snow during the daytime.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 07:23 AM (ftdxp)

789 786 Twisted Sister sucks. Dee Snider is a leftist global warming alarmist douchebag.
Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:22 AM (Zz0t1)

hes not gonna take it
hes not gonna take it

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:24 AM (JFO2v)

790 785 The BSA is going to declare bankruptcy. Financial bankruptcy that is.
Posted by: freaked at December 13, 2018 07:20 AM (UdKB7)

Good one.

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:25 AM (QfXC4)

791 Speaking of Christmas Nookies, had 5 already...Santa came early.......

Here comes Santa Claus here comes Santa Clause right down front hall lane.
Posted by: saf at December 13, 2018 06:54 AM (5IHGB)


'Round round get around, you get around.....

Posted by: The Beach Boys at December 13, 2018 07:25 AM (Zz0t1)

792 I know why. Admit it.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:18 AM (U5tDi)

You still here?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (wYseH)

793 You still here?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (wYseH)
-----------

Ho ho ho.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (U5tDi)

794 How the fuck do you predict snow and 40 degree weather? High 44. Overnight low 37. Rain/snow during the daytime.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 07:23 AM (ftdxp)


Everyone in media is a creator of news, not a reporter of it.

Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:27 AM (Zz0t1)

795 778 "This is the beginning of the end for the Trump administration!!!" talking head crowing on teevee this morning

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at December 13, 2018 07:12 AM (BJlbN)

..................

Fekk them crowing tokyo roses

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:27 AM (iF4iV)

796 hes not gonna take it
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:24 AM (JFO2v)


He takes it, alright.......

Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:27 AM (Zz0t1)

797 794 How the fuck do you predict snow and 40 degree weather? High 44. Overnight low 37. Rain/snow during the daytime.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 07:23 AM (ftdxp)

Everyone in media is a creator of news, not a reporter of it.
Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:27 AM (Zz0t1)

FAKE MEDIA

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 07:27 AM (aA3+G)

798 Ho ho ho.
Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (U5tDi)

how do you call 3 hos?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (JFO2v)

799 And just like Tokyo Rose, NPR plays great music.

Hmmm, commie nihilsts and good music. Crap, stomp to CDs, throw out all good music.

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (iF4iV)

800 How the fuck do you predict snow and 40 degree weather? High 44. Overnight low 37. Rain/snow during the daytime.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 07:23 AM


It's colder up at the 10,000 foot height. I visited Mt. Washington in whatever state it was in July one time. 70's at base of mountain snowing like a summa bitch at 7,000 elevation.

But ground temps are what decides if it lays or not.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (jYje5)

801 Ho ho ho.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (U5tDi)

Guess what I am wearing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (wYseH)

802
Ultimately, it was the aging of the volunteers that helped contribute to the decision to finally pull the plug on the 70-year tradition.



********

The Greatest Generation- a limerick

No more old ladies fisking our lutes
And the shortage is really acute
If we want more editions
Of this yearly tradition
We must find some more lutefisk "yutes".

Posted by: Muldoon at December 13, 2018 07:30 AM (m45I2)

803 The SI thing about what's her name, the-Kavanaugh accuser- is that some people who subscribed to their magazine will cancel their subscriptions. The will also send e-mails to them. It will do them no good to be patently biased.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 07:31 AM (AllCR)

804 It's colder up at the 10,000 foot height. I visited Mt. Washington in whatever state it was in July one time. 70's at base of mountain snowing like a summa bitch at 7,000 elevation.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (jYje5)

...New Hampshire.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 13, 2018 07:31 AM (GBteo)

805 Meteorologist, The young and pretty ones get jobs at TV stations, the rest go to work for government in back room somewhere.

Posted by: Colin at December 13, 2018 07:31 AM (GcHnS)

806
Posted by: Muldoon at December 13, 2018 07:30 AM (m45I2)

...............

Nice fish!

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:32 AM (iF4iV)

807 Wait.

Who are you calling a Ho?!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 13, 2018 07:32 AM (wfFj2)

808 Guess what I am wearing.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (wYseH)
----------

Pants, for starters, I hope.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:33 AM (U5tDi)

809 The BSA is going to declare bankruptcy. Financial bankruptcy that is.

Now we see the real motivations behind the 'diversity' bullshit they've moved toward.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 13, 2018 07:34 AM (oVJmc)

810 WitchDoktor! Are you coming to our MoMe in February? I sure hope you are.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:35 AM (U5tDi)

811 Guess what I am wearing.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (wYseH)
----------

Pants, for starters, I hope.
Posted by: bluebell


At the HQ?
I'd guess spats. Just spats.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 13, 2018 07:35 AM (ftdxp)

812 I congratulate the people in Central Oregon who had this beautiful site to look at during the fall:

https://tinyurl.com/ybkcrxf6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 07:35 AM (AllCR)

813 Hm. The BSA thing now sounds about right.

There has been a HUGE push for our Pack and Troop to get the rechartering dues submitted this year. They also moved the deadline up to October. We usually don't even have a firm number of Scouts until December.

Makes sense now.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 13, 2018 07:36 AM (wfFj2)

814 Bluebell, I'm trying to get out of a work assignment before I commit. I'm 73% certain to attend.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 13, 2018 07:37 AM (wfFj2)

815 That's a beautiful picture, Fen. In spite of the nutty name, that website is a real find.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:37 AM (U5tDi)

816 801 Ho ho ho.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:26 AM (U5tDi)

Guess what I am wearing.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (wYseH)

This is getting a tad strange even for the ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 07:37 AM (aA3+G)

817 Guess what I am wearing.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:29 AM (wYseH)

.............

A leapord print thong?

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:37 AM (iF4iV)

818 Bluebell, I'm trying to get out of a work assignment before I commit. I'm 73% certain to attend.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 13, 2018 07:37 AM (wfFj2)
--------

Good! Keep trying. Shoot me an email at the address in my nic so we can put you on the list. We will be sending out details shortly.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:39 AM (U5tDi)

819 I got a covert pic of CBD this morning. Thong indeed.

https://tinyurl.com/ybhmrvmp

Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:40 AM (iF4iV)

820 BSA, founded in 1910, I see online

Posted by: m at December 13, 2018 07:40 AM (QfXC4)

821 Mornin' Horde.

BSA thing may be true. Membership and fundraising have been in steady decline. Metro Councils get their way but it's killing the rest...and I'm not even sure the Metro Councils have so much as broken even.

Other indicators I really can't discuss, too.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (lLeln)

822 Ha ha, MisHum! It's not as strange as you think. It's all very above-board, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (U5tDi)

823 @785

The had the same target on their backs and internal problems of the Catholic Church...


Perennial target of the cultural Marxist's..

And coddled and hid predatory homosexuals among their ranks.

Posted by: Kreplach at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (qxq6t)

824 This Car Climbed Mount Washington
Resale value of car...zero.

Posted by: Corona at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (MceDl)

825 822 Ha ha, MisHum! It's not as strange as you think. It's all very above-board, I promise.
Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (U5tDi)

Awfully early for that much rationalization isn't it?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (aA3+G)

826 For those that celebrate Advent-a beautiful rendition of "O Come O Come Emmanuel" on Piano and cello:

https://tinyurl.com/y9sjhyzv

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (AllCR)

827 It's all very above-board, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (U5tDi)

Not true. It is actually rather disgusting, and certainly distasteful and classless.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (wYseH)

828
I got out of Boy Scouts in the 70's. Too much of the gheyness was creeping in, even back then. The article I read is that there's events that started in the 60's even. The last camp I went to one of the 20 something 'camp counselors' got the boot in the middle of the night for committing some act of sodomy with a 15 yr old boy.

Shame. It's a decent learning experience about the outdoors and survival. I never encouraged my son to join.

There's always someone or some group trying to destroy any institution.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (jYje5)

829 Another BSA tidbit:

The Council always has a fundraising push for Friends of Scouting where they send a closer to a Pack or Troop meeting to shame parents into donating money. This year they are much more aggressive in demanding time at one of our meetings so they can bully the captive parents who are there.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at December 13, 2018 07:45 AM (wfFj2)

830 I got a covert pic of CBD this morning. Thong indeed.

https://tinyurl.com/ybhmrvmp
Posted by: Smaug at December 13, 2018 07:40 AM (iF4iV)
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Are we really sure that's him though? There's no bourbon in the picture.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:45 AM (U5tDi)

831 Ultimately, it was the aging of the volunteers that helped contribute to the decision to finally pull the plug on the 70-year tradition.

Too bad. I've been in groups like this. The "old timers" don't really want the newbs doing what the older people do. The newbs get tired of being on permanent chair and table duty. So they quit volunteering.

Posted by: Bruce at December 13, 2018 07:46 AM (8ikIW)

832 827 It's all very above-board, I promise.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:41 AM (U5tDi)

Not true. It is actually rather disgusting, and certainly distasteful and classless.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:44 AM (wYseH)

You? That doesn't surprise me.

But Ms Spork? Hmmm had no idea.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 13, 2018 07:46 AM (aA3+G)

833
Weather forecast for Saturday in Paris looks conducive to protests. 48 degrees, partly cloudy.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:51 AM (jYje5)

834 MisHum, I'm am as tasteful and classy as always, I assure you.

And you hush, CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:52 AM (U5tDi)

835 SCOTUS definitions
for the purpose of influencing any election

expressly advocating the election or defeat of a candidate,
such as vote for, vote against, defeat, re-elect, and the like,
or to other clearly defined messages that are the functional equivalent of that express advocacy.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 13, 2018 07:53 AM (JFO2v)

836 Weather forecast for Saturday in Paris looks conducive to protests. 48 degrees, partly cloudy.
Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:51 AM (jYje5)


Coming soon to a Chicago near you.

Posted by: Sponge at December 13, 2018 07:54 AM (Zz0t1)

837 JJ up.

Posted by: Newer Nic at December 13, 2018 07:54 AM (jYje5)

838 And you hush, CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at December 13, 2018 07:52 AM (U5tDi)

Yes Ma'am.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 13, 2018 07:55 AM (wYseH)

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