Mid-Morning Open Thread

Zurburan Agnus.jpg

Agnus Dei
Francisco de Zurbaran

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 I often feel like this...

Posted by: Tami at February 12, 2019 09:25 AM (cF8AT)

2 Morning!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 12, 2019 09:26 AM (gC2IV)

3 Cooking thread?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:26 AM (8ikIW)

4
THOOR-buran, as my art prof pronounced it.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 12, 2019 09:26 AM (/9p9e)

5 Where's Mary?

Posted by: Delaforce the Air Mechanic at February 12, 2019 09:26 AM (NEbJz)

6 needs mint jelly...

and top 10

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (8D42x)

7 They're gonna kill it. Damn.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (zmIJL)

8 Gurlz

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (cqNba)

9 oh, and morning Horde

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (8D42x)

10 Jihadi porn?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (gC2IV)

11 Meanwhile, at the Islamic bordello, Bonnie learns the joys of BDSM.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 09:27 AM (3sjI6)

12 THOOR-buran, as my art prof pronounced it.
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 12, 2019 09:26 AM

My art history prof in collage was from Holland. She loved Winslow HOOOOOOmer.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (zmIJL)

13 You think it has a "safe bleat"?

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (8ikIW)

14 It feels sheep to me

Posted by: Total Control Racist at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (guTmX)

15 Sinead O'Connor, "The Book of Life (of the Lamb)":

https://youtu.be/a6Pac-uYj6U?t=3

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (fuK7c)

16 Forgot the safe word?

Posted by: mindful webworker said, sheepishly, at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (CQuQh)

17 Qui tolis peccata mundi, miserere nobis.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (U5tDi)

18 GOPe Border Security negotiating team.

Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (G0vdT)

19 Baaahhhh Palomino! Baaaahhhh

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (gC2IV)

20 I dated an Agnus once.

She was kind of nice. But too much go-along-get-along. Didn't have much individual initiative. Always did what everyone else was doing. Boring, if I'm being honest.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (eytER)

21 Lamb chops?

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (88xKn)

22 18 GOPe Border Security negotiating team.
Posted by: WisRich at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (G0vdT)

Wrap it up folks, we have a winner.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (yTfbH)

23 BREAKFAST - a limerick

Though some folks might say I'm a nutter
Here's something to make your heart flutter
Baby goat as a spread
Would go well on your bread
Dry toast with just a little butter!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (m45I2)

24 Early for passover?

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 09:29 AM (nRWPy)

25 BAAAAH!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (f3oO4)

26 Bruce #13:
You think it has a "safe bleat"?

Me #16:
Forgot the safe word?

* hands both Better Joke and In Earlier victory cups to Bruce.

Posted by: mindful webworker with a tiny little paricipation trophy at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (CQuQh)

27 Zurbaran is one of the best.

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (bUjCl)

28 Guessing that was the pet from the 50 shades of maple grove house?

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (nRWPy)

29 Can't say I care for the subject much, but from a technical standpoint, that's pretty impressive.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (8g9zh)

30 Baa means no.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM (J+mig)

31 Reminds me of one of the dozens of Aggie jokes I heard after moving to Texas:

College Station: Where men are men, and sheep are afraid.

Posted by: Gref at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (AMIL/)

32 Ace bondage

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (m45I2)

33 awww this is the saddest thing ever, STRAIGHTEN up people!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (gLMhO)

34 I mean it !

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (gLMhO)

35 Looks like mange on that there sheep-dog.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (zmIJL)

36 * hands both Better Joke and In Earlier victory cups to Bruce.
Posted by: mindful webworker with a tiny little paricipation trophy

You like me, you really LIKE me!

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (8ikIW)

37
I thought "agnus" was "lamb". Isn't this creature older than a year, having horns as it does?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (pNxlR)

38 Zurbaran? What is that, a SUV?

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (88xKn)

39 Watched the Westminster dog show last night and it was stated of some herding breed that only 2 of these dogs were needed to control a flock of 1000 sheep. God, sheep are dumb.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (cxHbL)

40 Helps stabilize the hind legs.


/just the punchline

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (m45I2)

41 Oh now I'm going to cry. This is so hauntingly beautiful. One of my favorites, especially at Lent / Easter. Thanks CBD.


"Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world."

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (lwiT4)

42 OK, the lamb is all grown up, it has a ram's horns.

Agnus Dei, the lamb of God, is Jesus. He's bound by all four feet, but he has a calm look. There's no struggle. So this is Him going willingly to crucifixtion.

Is there anything else to this? It's a very well rendered ram with its feet tied, but I don't really get any emotional depth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)

43 you know what, I think its the rare person that should get a sacrifice offering for them.

including me.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (gLMhO)

44 Zurbaran, Velasquez, Murillo. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese.

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (bUjCl)

45 WitchDoktor #20: I dated an Agnus once.

Fellow I knew was in France and met a lovely lady who gave her name as (pronounced) "on yay."

He went to visit her at her apartment, and couldn't find her name on the bell until he realized it was "Agnes." Ahn-yea.

MiL's middle name was Agnes. She might have hated it less with a French pronunciation.

Posted by: mindful webworker with a bad accent at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (CQuQh)

46 Mayor De Blasio looking at running.

PLEASE.

Posted by: HA at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (MAstk)

47 Am I the only one who sees the irony of a lamb being hog-tied?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (m45I2)

48 bah we had offerings before.

religious fight breaks out.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:34 AM (gLMhO)

49 Mulddon, we don't do pig offering, unless it's on a sammich.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:34 AM (gLMhO)

50 I thought "agnus" was "lamb". Isn't this creature older than a year, having horns as it does?

I thought they were extensions.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 12, 2019 09:34 AM (eytER)

51 Harris caught in another lie.

Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while in college.

Er, she was in college years before they were on the music scene.

Pandering fail.

Posted by: HA at February 12, 2019 09:34 AM (MAstk)

52 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 09:35 AM (Nysch)

53
You like me, you really LIKE me!
Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:31 AM (8ikIW)


Oh, give us time -- we'll turn on you. No one here escapes a hiding from the Horde.

Enjoy the accolades while they last!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 09:35 AM (pNxlR)

54 Alternate title: "Low Flying Curve Ball"

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:35 AM (ptqGC)

55 This work is considered a classic and one of Zurbaran's best. It appears in major art history textbooks. According to the http caption, it's from 1640 -- High Baroque.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:35 AM (OyyDO)

56 Diesn't look like any dog I have ever seen,

Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 09:35 AM (mpXpK)

57
Er, she was in college years before they were on the music scene.

Pandering fail.
Posted by: HA
---------

Fallback position - Hot sauce in purse.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (w54mS)

58 Fellow I knew was in France and met a lovely lady who gave her name as (pronounced) "on yay."

He went to visit her at her apartment, and couldn't find her name on the bell until he realized it was "Agnes." Ahn-yea.

MiL's middle name was Agnes. She might have hated it less with a French pronunciation.


Huh. I wonder if that ties into Enya in any way....?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (eytER)

59 Powerful image. Really powerful.

Posted by: RobM1981 at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (irwM1)

60 Speaking of lamb, does anyone here have a recipe for doing a lot of lamb shanks in a slow cooker?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (ptqGC)

61 Diesn't look like any dog I have ever seen,
Posted by: Vic

Oh oh. Vic has slipped into Jar Jar mode

Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (8ikIW)

62 I hate it when the art thread fleeces me.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (Boy/L)

63 horns of gold

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM (BJlbN)

64 Contractor yesterday: "I'll be at your house to tear out your deck at 8:00 tomorrow morning."

Still not here. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM (ptqGC)

65 I would like to formally rescind my distasteful joke comments above. I will allow the "little butter" punchline to stand.


(Sorry, Grandma!)

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM (m45I2)

66 Diesn't look like any dog I have ever seen,
Posted by: Vic

Oh oh. Vic has slipped into Jar Jar mode
Posted by: Bruce at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (8ikIW)

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He's just speaking in Old Olde English

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM (8g9zh)

67 But is it "unblemished"????

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (9iLHi)

68 I wonder if that ties into Enya in any way....?


I posted a Sinead O'Connor link. Enya did the spoken word Irish Gaelic introduction in Sinead's "Never Get Old".

Two steps.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (fuK7c)

69 Herding dogs. I have a blue heeler pup. Runt of the litter; maybe cross-bred with something smaller. 20 pounds. She charges my 75-pound boxer-mastiff mix and bites him. "Fight me, brah, fight me." Those herding breeds are very spirited.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (Srnuc)

70 Oh, I did not notice the horns of gold. Does it mean anything ?

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (bUjCl)

71 it's kind of interesting while we all joke, It's actually on topic. so I suppose this pictorial really does speak to everyone.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (gLMhO)

72
Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while on her back in college.


Harris, 2020: She's On Her Back For You, America!

Posted by: straight shootin' slogans at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (pNxlR)

73 It is a sad painting. And beautiful.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (ptqGC)

74 62 I hate it when the art thread fleeces me.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (Boy/L)

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Meh. Think mutton of it.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (gC2IV)

75 Mayor De Blasio looking at running.

Well, if anyone were to be right at home in Iowa hogshit...

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (Boy/L)

76 (Types and deletes what I wish DeBlasio would run into...)

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (BXMxN)

77 50 I thought "agnus" was "lamb". Isn't this creature older than a year, having horns as it does?


********

Perhaps they represent the Horn of David?

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (OyyDO)

78 The painter should hurry. The model will start to get a bit ripe pretty soon, methinks.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, of the Geauga CountyFollywoods at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (LISuA)

79 Why is there no light? You need light to tie up a sheep, er.., so I've heard.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (1ISKN)

80 72 Not fair,she spent significant time on her knees as well...

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (BXMxN)

81 Bro-Fo's hubby gets all excited by this pic

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (BJlbN)

82 Fellow I knew was in France and met a lovely lady who gave her name as (pronounced) "on yay."

He went to visit her at her apartment, and couldn't find her name on the bell until he realized it was "Agnes." Ahn-yea.

MiL's middle name was Agnes. She might have hated it less with a French pronunciation.

Huh. I wonder if that ties into Enya in any way....?

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM (eytER)

Only where the Orinoco flows...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (8D42x)

83 It's National Angus Day again? I'm barely over the hangover from the last one.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (UGqF8)

84 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted,yet he opened not his mouth;
like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent,
so he opened not his mouth.

ISAIAH 53:7

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (lwiT4)

85 Easter is coming late this year.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:40 AM (ptqGC)

86 I find the image disturbing (a helpless innocent sacrifice distresses me) but the talent and technique is astonishing. I was surprised to learn that it was painted in the early 1600s. It reminds me strongly of the more realistic paintings of the Low Country artists. I did a quick check of Francisco de Zurbaran's other paintings on Wiki. They show the same level of mastery and detail and are all very effective.

CBD, Thanks for using this artist. The research is going to be fun and educational, the perfect combination.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2019 09:40 AM (bmdz3)

87 The art today symbolizes the Demofascist view of America.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, of the Geauga County Follywoods at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (LISuA)

88 Contractor yesterday: "I'll be at your house to tear out your deck at 8:00 tomorrow morning."

Still not here. *sigh*





Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM

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Had a tile floor guy supposed to come over and give me an estimate. Showed up an hour late with no phone call or text saying that he was running late. Told him to take a hike and let him know that his behavior was disrespectful and no way he was going to get my money if he couldn't show up on time.


One year later the guy is in jail for taking customers money and not finishing the job.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (JUOKG)

89 Bandersnatch #42:
Agnus Dei, the lamb of God, is Jesus. He's bound by all four feet, but he has a calm look. There's no struggle. So this is Him going willingly to crucifixtion.

Eye of the beholder, I guess. Lamb's expression looks drugged up to me.

It's very nicely rendered. That wool looks so fluffy. I'm having some trouble relating strongly to the presumed religious symbolism.

Posted by: mindful webworker, thumbing through the Gospels, at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (CQuQh)

90 Now that I recognize the symbolism I just feel sheepish.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (m45I2)

91 Beautiful choice of painting, CBD.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (QSdIk)

92 I would like to formally rescind my distasteful joke comments above. I will allow the "little butter" punchline to stand.


(Sorry, Grandma!)
Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM (m45I2)

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"That evening, with her blinds pulled, Mary had three helpings of corn, two baked potatoes, extra bread, and a little lamb"

-- shamefully stolen from The Far Side

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (8g9zh)

93 Zurbaran, Velasquez, Murillo. Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese.
Posted by: runner at February 12, 2019 09:33 AM (bUjCl)


Nissan is really searching for their new model names.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (mUa7G)

94 The art today symbolizes the Demofascist view of America.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY GLACIERS SHEEP FARTS HAVE MELTED, DENIER????

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (Boy/L)

95 Lamb: "I have a ba-a-a-a-ad feeling about this."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 09:41 AM (UGqF8)

96 but I don't really get any emotional depth.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (fuK7c)


"Poor Bandersnatch. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"

Posted by: Ernest Hemingway at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (wYseH)

97 Is it comfortable?

Posted by: davidt at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (MI74Q)

98 Mmmmm mutton.

Posted by: dananjcon at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (xqfqx)

99 Wow. That pic is about as interesting and inspiring as one of bicycle boys photos.

Posted by: Xipe Totec still banned at rgICo at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (5t9V6)

100 Now that I recognize the symbolism I just feel sheepish.



Sheer mastery is astounding.

Posted by: runner at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (bUjCl)

101 Darnitall, I lost my previous comment --

Anyway, astonishingly beautiful and technically awesome. Kitchen or dining room reminder to be thankful.

Reminds me of a really good cartoon: 'Jakers', where one of the subplots is a herd of sheep organized by the ram, voiced by the incomparable Mel Brooks.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2019 09:43 AM (MIKMs)

102 I thought "agnus" was "lamb". Isn't this creature older than a year, having horns as it does?

Meh. I got muttin'

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 09:43 AM (UGqF8)

103 I read that Dei as "Dog" at first

Agnus Dei

A figure of a lamb bearing a cross or flag, as an emblem of Christ.

Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 09:43 AM (mpXpK)

104 'Agnes' runs in my my family. I don't know that the women liked the name, but there's never been much discussion.

Interestingly, my paternal grandmother is always simply referred to as 'Agnes'. Across several generations, and dozens of people, everyone knows exactly who the reference is to.

She was a Winchester, FWIW.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:43 AM (HTHlp)

105 The enviro whackos lament the near extinction of the buffalo but imagine all the farting THOSE fuckers did.

Posted by: steevy at February 12, 2019 09:44 AM (BXMxN)

106
"The Lamb that was slain is worthy to receive power, and divinity, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and benediction." - Revelations 5:12

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 12, 2019 09:44 AM (HBuMf)

107 grammie, so Peta is right?

srsly I've always seen this as israel" in context , but in restrospect either Jesus or Israel does open its mouth.

I hate getting lost in the weeds

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:44 AM (gLMhO)

108 MiL's middle name was Agnes. She might have hated it less with a French pronunciation.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at February 12, 2019 09:36 AM

My mom's name was Marie but when she moved to the states she hated how Americans said it. MUH-ree. So she asked everyone to call her Mary which sounded more to her like the French MAH-ree.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 12, 2019 09:45 AM (zmIJL)

109 (wYseH)


You know I recognize your hash by now, right?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

110 How cute - Muslim Bondage Porn.
Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 09:42 AM (NvlHD)

!!!
thanks a lot now I cannot ponder without that mantal interruption

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:45 AM (gLMhO)

111 qui tollis peccata mundi....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 09:46 AM (Ct55T)

112 Don't let Shari put her hand in the no-no place.

Posted by: Lambchop at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (Ut3XK)

113
85 Easter is coming late this year.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:40 AM (ptqGC)


Yes, it is: the 21st of April. That augurs well for truly Spring-like weather then, though.

Posted by: straight shootin' slogans at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (pNxlR)

114 Bandersnatch: you're right about the atmosphere in Zurbaran's paintings. There is a huge Crucifixion of his at the Art Institute of Chicago. The whole atmosphere is still and calm; Christ might be asleep, instead of dying horribly.

Posted by: Annalucia at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (S6ArX)

115 This may be my favorite interpretation of the agnus dei.


https://tinyurl.com/y2dt22uj

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (OyyDO)

116 (wYseH)


You know I recognize your hash by now, right?

? share

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (gLMhO)

117 Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while on her back in college.

Harris, 2020: She's On Her Back For You, America!
Posted by: straight shootin' slogans at February 12, 2019 09:38 AM (pNxlR)

Lying down on the job... for You!

Posted by: Kamala 2020 at February 12, 2019 09:48 AM (Ct55T)

118 CBD, Thanks for using this artist. The research is going to be fun and educational, the perfect combination.

Posted by: JTB at February 12, 2019 09:40 AM (bmdz3)

His nickname is "Spanish Caravaggio," so that tells you why I like him!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 09:48 AM (wYseH)

119 85 Easter is coming late this year.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:40 AM (ptqGC)

Yes, it is: the 21st of April. That augurs well for truly Spring-like weather then, though.
Posted by: straight shootin' slogans at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (pNxlR)

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Last year around that time, we had a blizzard...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at February 12, 2019 09:48 AM (8g9zh)

120 Watched the Westminster dog show last night and it was stated of some herding breed that only 2 of these dogs were needed to control a flock of 1000 sheep. God, sheep are dumb.
Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2019 09:32 AM (cxHbL)

When Jesus said, I am the shepherd and you are my flock... That wasn't a compliment.

Posted by: Vanya, Toxically Masculine at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (7PLM4)

121 dona nobis pacem

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (0O7c5)

122 Sinead O'Connor, "The Book of Life (of the Lamb)":

https://youtu.be/a6Pac-uYj6U?t=3
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:28 AM (fuK7c)


That's of course way before she converted to Islam, but already there are things that should be theologically concerning to any Christian:

But if we listen to the Rasta man
He can show us how it can be done
To live in peace and live as one
Get our names back in the book of life of the lamb


As if Rastafarianism were compatible with Christianity.

To think that we would leave God so lonely

Most theologians would agree that God is not dependent upon his creation, including emotional dependence. The passages depicting God as cheated on by an unfaithful spouse were metaphors meant to shame the Israelites into stopping the worship of idols.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (/qEW2)

123 A late Easter means we might actually have some green grass growing, daffodils, tulips, forsythia, pink and white buds on the trees. It's hard when Easter comes in late March and it looks like the Eve of St. Agnes out there.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (zmIJL)

124 You know I recognize your hash by now, right?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

I should hope so!

Come on...that's a great quote from EH...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (wYseH)

125 "Let The Light Shine"

A Devotional from "The Upper Room"

http://tinyurl.com/yyh5nqyo

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (AllCR)

126 122 dona nobis pacem

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 12, 2019 09:49 AM (0O7c5)

Amen

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

127 This may be my favorite interpretation of the agnus dei.





https://tinyurl.com/y2dt22uj

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (OyyDO


That's a beautiful one too. I think I prefer the simplicity and forsaken feeling of today's selection though.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

128
To be great is to be misunderstood.

Posted by: James Comey at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (jYje5)

129 ? share

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (gLMhO)

Bandersnatch and I are fans of a certain Illinois-born writer of the 20th century. I tortured one of his comments about Faulkner....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (wYseH)

130 someone has 'boy in their hash. and bander has fuk.Kris has Oy


why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)

131 "So, Senator Harris, we note that when Tupac released his debut album in 1991, and when Snoop Dogg released his debut album in 1993, you were Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California.

You said you smoked marijuana while listening to Snoop and Dogg. Does this mean that you smoked marijuana when you were Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California?

While you were Deputy District Attorney in Alameda County, California, did you prosecute any people for possession or sale of marijuana?

We are going to look into your records when you were prosecuting cases in Alameda County, California, Senator. Particulary in that time 1991 through 1994, when Snoop and Tupac were popular. You OK with that?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (+fPHo)

132 That's of course way before she converted to Islam, but already there are things that should be theologically concerning to any Christian:


Before Islam Sinead converted to an extremely conservative Catholic sect. I put no stock in her theology. She is profoundly mentally ill and has acted it out in public and it breaks my heart. She was a special artist when she was young.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (fuK7c)

133 St. Agnes killed herself or plucked out her eyeballs (I get her confused with St. Lucy).

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (nRWPy)

134 Just had local newspaper and they are canceling "Non Sequitur" comic due to the Sun Feb 10th cartoon with the small caption Go F#*% yourself Trump."

A quote from Miller on Twitter reads "Some of my sharp eyed readers spotted a little easter egg ..... Can you find it."

My two local papers dropped the cartoon and several others have released statements to drop it as well.

So I guess my message is "Can you spot the Easter Egg in your next paycheck."

Posted by: Picric at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (1pVmt)

135 Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

You have good taste.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (wYseH)

136
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 12, 2019 09:39 AM (UGqF


LOL

Between this and Vic reading "Dei" as "Dog", there's a lot of funny in this thread.

Posted by: Who, Me? I Live For Funny! at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (pNxlR)

137 Victim of AOC's policies. First the cows, then the sheep...dogs and cats after that.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (hECVl)

138 CBD, you're a respectable guy that still likes to have fun

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (gLMhO)

139 Come on...that's a great quote from EH...


It is! And I'm glad we got to talk EH in person. It was better, even, than in the grey boxes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

140 I thought "agnus" was "lamb". Isn't this creature older than a year, having horns as it does?
Yeah. And Michaelangelo gave "David" an uncircumcised penis and Moses horns.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (3HNOQ)

141 "Poor Bandersnatch. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"

Everyone knows big emotions come from tarpon fishing. Or drinking mojittos. Or hunting elk.

Posted by: Exhausted Hemingway editor at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (LISuA)

142 Look, Harris is JUST THAT COOL.

She was listening to Snoop way, way before he sold out.

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (ZfRYq)

143 Doesn't seem to be a concern of the lamb when i'm having a party for six and serving shanks.

could be a bit more thoughtful

Posted by: REDACTED at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (RZ6R1)

144 The victim here almost has a resigned expression. Not in pain, not struggling, but not exactly happy with the situation either.

Sort of a, "well... crap. Let's get this over with" kind of face.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (Ct55T)

145 128 This may be my favorite interpretation of the agnus dei.





https://tinyurl.com/y2dt22uj

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:47 AM (OyyDO


That's a beautiful one too. I think I prefer the simplicity and forsaken feeling of today's selection though.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 09:50 AM (lwiT4)

I like the Ghent version because it is the risen Lamb in victory and majesty, seen in the last chapters of Revelation. Joy, rather than sadness.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (OyyDO)

146 Me no likey this painting. It evokes sadness for the wee lamb.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (JoUsr)

147 Any Twitter followers able to check the thread for Non Sequitur.

Posted by: Picric at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (1pVmt)

148 Great news guys. After months of negotiating we got America Online to give you a FREE 45 day trial. Free I tell ya, FREEEEE!!!

Posted by: GOP Negotiation Team at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (Zq9Pe)

149 S+M!

Posted by: Muhammad the Goatraper at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (nDe2U)

150 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?
Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)


Don't ask questions you don't want to know the answer to.

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (ZfRYq)

151 other lambs" what about us!"

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (gLMhO)

152
So I guess my message is "Can you spot the Easter Egg in your next paycheck."
Posted by: Picric at February 12, 2019 09:52 AM (1pVmt)


... goose eggs in your next paycheck.

Posted by: Goose Died Less Painfully Than Coonman's Wingmen at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (pNxlR)

153 Is that Cohen?

Posted by: Sponge at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (hjuDC)

154
I wish the Rastafarians went on a Mormon level drive to convert the Islamists. White shirts, black pants, dreadlocks, bloodshot eyes, a spliff in one hand, picture of Haile Selassie in the other.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (jYje5)

155 blaster , go on , 'just do it', I know you want to.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (gLMhO)

156 I could be a glum ho, you know..

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:56 AM (gLMhO)

157 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?
Posted by: willow

At least ya didn't get ShamWOW !

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 09:56 AM (Nysch)

158 To be great is to be misunderstood.
Posted by: James Comey at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (jYje5)

But, of which you are such a glaring exemplar, the converse does not necessarily obtain.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 09:56 AM (Ct55T)

159 Did they pull that out of the house for sale in the Philly area?

Posted by: Sponge at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (hjuDC)

160 The shutdown has virtually no effect. 300K jobs were created during January for fuck's sake. Why is everyone acting like if a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (Zq9Pe)

161 Uh.. what the hell??

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (kG5hP)

162 Me no likey this painting. It evokes sadness for the wee lamb.
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2019 09:54 AM (JoUsr)


It looks exhausted from trying to escape.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (mUa7G)

163 so I soent the last couple of days cleaning for guests coming in, you have nooo idea what a sacrificial lamb I feel like.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (gLMhO)

164 My 1790 Book of Common Prayer has instructions for finding the date on which Easter falls. It's a fascinating process, and of course relies on astronomical observations. The internet was not always around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (KoKdw)

165 Yeah. And Michaelangelo gave "David" an uncircumcised penis and Moses horns.
Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 09:53 AM (3HNOQ)

To be fair, M.'s translation of the Bible gave Moses horns. He was just being accurate.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

166 Agnes Dei... So... Not Doris Day's not-so-famous sister, then?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (CLcKT)

167 I wish the Rastafarians went on a Mormon level drive to convert the Islamists. White shirts, black pants, dreadlocks, bloodshot eyes, a spliff in one hand, picture of Haile Selassie in the other.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 09:55 AM (jYje5)

Start lacing all food aid sent to the middle east with THC. Calm that shit right down.

Trouble is, in a few weeks they'd be demanding twice as much food. But I think it'd be worth it.

Posted by: Vanya, Toxically Masculine at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (7PLM4)

168 St. Agnes killed herself or plucked out her eyeballs

--

Reminded me of the guy in the movie 'Hawaii' with Max Von Sydow. Can't remember, but I think he gouged his out for marrying his sister or something. Really scared me as a kid when I saw that in the theater.

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (JoUsr)

169 The shutdown has virtually no effect. 300K jobs were
created during January for fuck's sake. Why is everyone acting like if
a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (Zq9Pe)


It might be, for the journalists.

Shutdown -> all the hip onlines have massive firings.

What might happen next time!

Posted by: Kindltot at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (mUa7G)

170 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (hjuDC)

171 Faure's 'Agnus Dei' is very beautiful.

Posted by: dantesed at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (88xKn)

172 Kris #116:
This may be my favorite interpretation of the agnus dei.
https://tinyurl.com/y2dt22uj


Thanks. That was an interesting article about the restoration and history.

Posted by: mindful webworker, wandering the halls, at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (CQuQh)

173 I saw Glam Ho's open for Garbage, First Niagara Center, Buffalo 1996

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (talIc)

174 JT and you got nietzsche!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (gLMhO)

175 To be great is to be misunderstood.
Posted by: James Comey
----------

OTOH, a seditious prick is fairly easy to recognize.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (KoKdw)

176 Zurbaran is problematic. He did several paintings of a Klansman.

He should not be arguing about indentured servitude this week.

https://bit.ly/2TMp6mC

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (fuK7c)

177 Why is everyone acting like if a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (Zq9Pe)

It's the media....and they haven't been doing well of late.

Posted by: BignJames at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (cxHbL)

178 Trouble is, in a few weeks they'd be demanding twice as much food. But I think it'd be worth it.
Posted by: Vanya, Toxically Masculine at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (7PLM4)

Send them several palletes of Ka-boom!

Just for giggles.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (Ct55T)

179 Hey my hash is one letter away from ITALIC. May I buy a vowel?

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (talIc)

180 My 1790 Book of Common Prayer has instructions for
finding the date on which Easter falls. It's a fascinating process, and
of course relies on astronomical observations. The internet was not
always around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (KoKdw)



It was (rightly) linked to Passover until the 300's. Why they decided to uproot it and put it somewhere else mystifies me.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

181 he shutdown has virtually no effect. 300K jobs were
created during January for fuck's sake. Why is everyone acting like if
a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (Zq9Pe)

It might be, for the journalists.

Shutdown -> all the hip onlines have massive firings.

What might happen next time!
Posted by: Kindltot at February 12, 2019 09:58 AM (mUa7G)

unless they work for Govt..

they don't , right?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (gLMhO)

182 To be great is to be misunderstood.
Posted by: James Comey


You have definitely misunderstood.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (Zo1XC)

183 To be great is to be misunderstood.
Posted by: James Comey

Hank Aaron would like a word, dillhole.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (Boy/L)

184 Why is everyone acting like if a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

--

NO TAMPONS!

Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2019 10:01 AM (JoUsr)

185 174 Kris #116:
This may be my favorite interpretation of the agnus dei.
https://tinyurl.com/y2dt22uj

Thanks. That was an interesting article about the restoration and history.
Posted by: mindful webworker, wandering the halls, at February 12, 2019 09:59 AM (CQuQ

LOL. I just wanted the picture. I didn't read the article. Good thing it wasn't goofy.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

186 To be great is to be misunderstood.
Posted by: James Comey

Bro. Truth.

Posted by: Hitler at February 12, 2019 10:02 AM (7PLM4)

187 Thought easter and passover were linked to the number of full moons in a set time? Guessing the unlinking has to do with jewish/julian/then gregorian calendars.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 10:02 AM (nRWPy)

188 173 Faure's 'Agnus Dei' is very beautiful.

When my good buddy passed tragically young, Faure's Requiem was my go-to for a solid week. Tremendously beautiful and I found great comfort in it.

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 12, 2019 10:02 AM (talIc)

189 Okay, so maybe I was a bit to quick to criticize Gov. Splayed Teeth.

There are already four accidents in just a two mile stretch of the Garden State Parkway, three of them overturned vehicles.

Sleeting now in this area, and obviously driving is treacherous. Be careful Jersey Morons!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 12, 2019 10:02 AM (NtglE)

190 Gold Dust exactly right, I work for my own family benefit no middle man needed.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (gLMhO)

191 It was (rightly) linked to Passover until the 300's. Why they decided to uproot it and put it somewhere else mystifies me.
Posted by: grammie winger
--------

Yeah. Then they had to go and tinker with Geo. Washington's birthday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (Ou6XS)

192 Last year on April 21 we had a high of 71 and a low of 31.

Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (mpXpK)

193 Mornin y'all

Snowed in. Skied down the hill in front of my house last night. Sloppy mess this morning and can't drive out.

No school again. Kids will have classes into July

That's all. Have a day

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (PkVlr)

194 55 miles of border fence is insulting. That's not a negotiation it's a big fuck you to Trump and his voters. And so of course the genius GOP Negotiating Team was all on board.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (Zq9Pe)

195 Looks like the result of the Dems kicking the GOP's ass in the wall funding issue again. Sad.

Posted by: Jonah Kyle at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (SH7Tr)

196
My 1790 Book of Common Prayer has instructions for finding the date on
which Easter falls. It's a fascinating process, and of course relies on
astronomical observations. The internet was not always around.It the first Sunday after the first Pascal Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox.

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (3HNOQ)

197 NO TAMPONS!
Posted by: Lady in Black - Death to the Man Bun at February 12, 2019 10:01 AM (JoUsr)

The government produces tampons?

Let's be honest: Would you want feminine hygiene products produced by the Feds? They'd probably be wiretapped.

Posted by: Hitler at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (7PLM4)

198 I wouldn't mind some glam with the other stuff.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (gLMhO)

199 It was (rightly) linked to Passover until the 300's. Why they decided to uproot it and put it somewhere else mystifies me.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

I'd imagine it was something to do with sucking up to the people who were fighting against Jewish rebellions around that time... Don't want to have a holiday in common with the rebels, do you? Just looks bad.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (Ct55T)

200 Why is everyone acting like if a 2nd shutdown happens it's the end of the world?

Because people might get a peek behind the curtain.

Posted by: t-bird at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (Zo1XC)

201 Last year on April 21 we had a high of 71 and a low of 31.

Cow. Farts.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (Boy/L)

202 Reminder: the GOPe hates you and doesn't care if you live or die.

That is all.

Posted by: Sponge at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (hjuDC)

203 And what would Democrats and the Corrupt Media do if (1) a Democrat was President and (2) an elderly and very sick Conservative Supreme Court Justice stopped showing up for work and hadn't been publicly seen in two months?

Posted by: One Standard at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (uloIh)

204 Eeyore's gonna Eeyore.

Howzabout we wait and see how things shake out before dumping on Trump, rather than running around with our hair on fire when we have NO FREAKING IDEA yet?

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (talIc)

205 Off, Hitler sock.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (7PLM4)

206 All I know is that ABC thinks Easter Sunday is a great day to show "The Ten Commandments."

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (3HNOQ)

207
I just used by 46" blade on my tractor to move about an inch and a half of semi-frozen snow, sleet, and freezing rain off my driveway. Heart attack level stuff if you hand shovel.

No heart attack for

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (jYje5)

208 The animals often go to their end humming this song.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y4nks5gy

Posted by: Huck Follywood, of the Geauga County Follywoods at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (LISuA)

209 Guessing the unlinking has to do with jewish/julian/then gregorian calendars.
Posted by: dagny
------

I was speaking to an Orthodox Rabbi regarding the date for the Feast of Esther. "Depends on the calendar you use", he replied.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (Ou6XS)

210 194
It was (rightly) linked to Passover until the 300's. Why they decided to uproot it and put it somewhere else mystifies me.

Posted by: grammie winger

--------



Yeah. Then they had to go and tinker with Geo. Washington's birthday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (Ou6XS)

They were monkeying around with the calendar around that time. All dates were bouncing around as they switched from the Julian Calendar to the Gregorian Calendar. IANM it was original tied somehow to the full moon after passover or something like that.

Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (mpXpK)

211 Howzabout we wait and see how things shake out before dumping on Trump,
rather than running around with our hair on fire when we have NO
FREAKING IDEA yet?



That be not the Moron Way.

Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (lwiT4)

212 During our years in Chicagoland, it was always cold and sometimes snowy at Easter.

So nice to have warm weather and blooming flowers.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (ptqGC)

213 JT and you got nietzsche!
Posted by: willow

I got Nietzche
I got rhythm .......

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (Nysch)

214 nurse, hands over blanket, and the children will be occupied for longer this year, not all bad news.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (gLMhO)

215 Thought easter and passover were linked to the number of full moons in a set time?


Easter is the first Sunday after the first Monday after the full moon after the Vernal Equinox.

I'm not sure how Passover is calculated, but somebody changed an algorithm because Easter and Passover wander toward and away from each other through the years.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (fuK7c)

216 195 Last year on April 21 we had a high of 71 and a low of 31.
Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 10:03 AM (mpXpK)

___

That's some serious climate change.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:06 AM (Zq9Pe)

217 OK, how is Passover calculated?

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (3HNOQ)

218 All I know is that ABC thinks Easter Sunday is a great day to show "The Ten Commandments."

(Also Passover weekend, so....)

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (Boy/L)

219 pfft, some people can afford a gold tooth.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (gLMhO)

220 There's a lintel from a chapel or church, on display at the University of Michigan art museum, that's all done up with Angus Dei lamb iconography and Celtic symbols. It's pretty interesting. Actually, the whole museum has quite a few fascinating pieces.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (IqOTP)

221 A "lamb" with horns? I thought if it had horns it was an adult sheep.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (nPGq2)

222 182 My 1790 Book of Common Prayer has instructions for
finding the date on which Easter falls. It's a fascinating process, and
of course relies on astronomical observations. The internet was not
always around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 09:57 AM (KoKdw)



It was (rightly) linked to Passover until the 300's. Why they decided to uproot it and put it somewhere else mystifies me.
Posted by: grammie winger at February 12, 2019 10:00 AM (lwiT4)

Exactly. Easter and Passover are eternally connected and should always be celebrated the same weekend. This year has it correct, coincidentally.

I wouldn't be surprised to learn if Constantine had something to do with separating the two.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (OyyDO)

223 OT- America's oldest giraffe (in captivity), a 31-year-old female named Patches has been brought low by arthritis and is in hospice care at the Knoxville zoo.

http://tinyurl.com/giraffe-on-last-legs


Musical accompaniment

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (m45I2)

224 Contractor let me know why he's running late: dealing with a big box store, picking up Trex decking.

So there's that.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (ptqGC)

225 #199 JAS - that's the way the Catholic Church still does it.
The Eastern Orthodox (I believe) still tie theirs more closely to Passover. All these lunar-based holidays insure that sometimes we and the Orthodox celebrate Easter on the same day and sometimes a month apart. Ours always arrives first, though, no matter what.

Posted by: Annalucia at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (S6ArX)

226 Baa means no.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at February 12, 2019 09:30 AM


bah means last.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (uo+Vo)

227 I'd imagine it was something to do with sucking up to the people who were fighting against Jewish rebellions around that time... Don't want to have a holiday in common with the rebels, do you? Just looks bad.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (Ct55T)

The big rebellion was around AD70. That was the one that ended with Jerusalem flattened and the second temple destroyed. I don't recall another big one in that time frame, but I might be wrong.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (7PLM4)

228 .It the first Sunday after the first Pascal Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox.
Posted by: JAS
--------

Easier said than identified.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (ZMWtN)

229 209 All I know is that ABC thinks Easter Sunday is a great day to show "The Ten Commandments."
_________________

Hey, Jews or Christians, what's the diff?

All you people look alike to us!

Posted by: ABC execs at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (fqUgw)

230 Bah means , you should be quiet while there is still time.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (gLMhO)

231 207 Eeyore's gonna Eeyore.

Howzabout we wait and see how things shake out before dumping on Trump, rather than running around with our hair on fire when we have NO FREAKING IDEA yet?

Posted by: Sodom Chamber of Commerce at February 12, 2019 10:05 AM (talIc)

____

I hope Trump doesn't sign this deal. But at least admit that the deal is the latest in a long list of GOP surrender. 55 miles of wall when about 500-600 is needed is not a deal. It's a big fuck you.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (Zq9Pe)

232 OK, how is Passover calculated?
Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (3HNOQ)

On a lunar calendar.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (IqOTP)

233 Musical accompaniment

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dpjs9nEBVOQ

Patches

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (m45I2)

234 Picric #135:
Just had local newspaper and they are canceling "Non Sequitur" comic due to the Sun Feb 10th cartoon with the small caption Go F#*% yourself Trump."

Used to enjoy Non Sequitur, but it gradually became darker and more disturbing. Don't know when exactly I gave up on the strip. The cartoonist moved far left, or maybe I moved to the right, but as I recall it was mostly the former.

Sad to see good talent wasted.

Posted by: mindful webworker, the cartoon character, at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM (CQuQh)

235 Passover means throw away your chametz

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM (gLMhO)

236 It the first Sunday after the first Pascal Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox.

Wait, Pascal has a Pressure Law AND a Full Moon?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM (Boy/L)

237
It the first Sunday after the first Pascal Full Moon after the Vernal Equinox.

Pascal uh? Trying to sneak in a computer language and a subliminal #LearnToCode message?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:10 AM (jYje5)

238 East coast is getting what we had last week. We are now expecting yet another round of ice and snow. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 12, 2019 10:10 AM (kG5hP)

239 keep nassan in your thoughts.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:10 AM (gLMhO)

240 OK, how is Passover calculated?



Rep. Brother Fucker: It's all about the Benjamins!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (OLCnA)

241 Musical accompaniment "

"My papa was a great old man..."

Morning, y'all!

Sunny and Coffeve!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (6qErC)

242 trying to think of errant bits for amusement. falling flat.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (gLMhO)

243 Better Patches song:

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


BB King and George Jones

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (m45I2)

244 My favorite Easter movie is Barabbas, starring Anthony Quinn, and Jack Palance as the gladiator.

The Crucifixion scene was filmed during an actual eclipse to get the spooky purple lighting.

Posted by: davidt at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (MI74Q)

245 Passover means throw away your chametz
Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM (gLMhO)

And schmaltzy matzo ball soup.

:wistful sigh:

Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (IqOTP)

246 Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while in college.

Er, she was in college years before they were on the music scene.

Pandering fail.

Posted by: HA at February 12, 2019 09:34 AM (MAstk)

Well, rappers all sound alike. And look alike. Easy mistake to make.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (nPGq2)

247 be ready for the Exodus!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (gLMhO)

248 University of Michigan art museum ... Actually, the whole museum has quite a few fascinating pieces.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM


Sadly lacking Woody Hayes and Urban Meyers pelts, however.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:11 AM (uo+Vo)

249 238 Picric #135:
Just had local newspaper and they are canceling "Non Sequitur" comic due to the Sun Feb 10th cartoon with the small caption Go F#*% yourself Trump."

Used to enjoy Non Sequitur, but it gradually became darker and more disturbing. Don't know when exactly I gave up on the strip. The cartoonist moved far left, or maybe I moved to the right, but as I recall it was mostly the former.

Sad to see good talent wasted.
Posted by: mindful webworker, the cartoon character, at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM (CQuQh)

Now insert yourself into mid 2013, and put out a strip with "Go F*ck Yourself Obama" in the corner.

Losing your syndicated gig would be the least of your worries.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (Ct55T)

250 Patches the giraffe- "Won't be long, now"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (m45I2)

251 hogmartin, if your were in my house you would rejoice, some swim some sink. which one do you get>\?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (gLMhO)

252 Mr. President, most people who say they hate shit sandwiches have never really tried one. Just sayin.'

Posted by: Sen Richard Shelby at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (hjaPQ)

253 Fun Fact: Tupac, who was killed in the west coast vs east coast war, was born in NYC yet fought for the West Coast army.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (Zq9Pe)

254 Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while in college.

Er, she was in college years before they were on the music scene.

Pandering fail.


Revelation of bottle of hot sauce in purse in 3...2...1....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Boy/L)

255 228 Contractor let me know why he's running late: dealing with a big box store, picking up Trex decking.
So there's that.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (ptqGC)


Trex is good stuff. You're not cheaping out on this are you.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (kUmUV)

256 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBloZdTqnZo


BB King and George Jones"

Clarence Carter FTW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_LQ4_MhDu4

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (6qErC)

257 How bad is the Trump economy? This bad:

7.3M job openings last month, the highest ever on record.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Zq9Pe)

258 262 How bad is the Trump economy? This bad:

7.3M job openings last month, the highest ever on record.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (Zq9Pe)

TRUMP SAID DOODY!!11!Z!#1!!

Posted by: Your Betters at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (yTfbH)

259 In these times do we still have to count on the Dem's Omar?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (gLMhO)

260 Worthy is the Lamb who was slain

Holy holy is He.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (TdMsT)

261 Vanya #169:
Start lacing all food aid sent to the middle east with THC. Calm that shit right down.

Um.. consider the origins of the term "assassin" before you go handing out hash to the Muddled Easterners.

Posted by: mindful webworker, all mellow and cool, maaan, at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (CQuQh)

262 hogmartin, if your were in my house you would rejoice, some swim some sink. which one do you get>\?
Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:12 AM (gLMhO)

The matzo balls to me are not as important as that the broth has fresh dill and enough schmaltz that you can walk on it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (IqOTP)

263 Wait, Pascal has a Pressure Law AND a Full Moon?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:09 AM


AND a computer programming language!

His legacy certainly Blaises brightly.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (uo+Vo)

264 I used to like Non Sequitur comic, but I just couldn't follow it.

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (ZfRYq)

265 Trex is good stuff. You're not cheaping out on this are you.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:13 AM (kUmUV)


I put my foot down with my husband. Tired of having the deck painted every few years. When we moved here 17+ years ago, I actually decided to paint it myself. Took me two days in 90 degree heat. Never again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (ptqGC)

266 Not" always rejoice " sigh. 'some swim some sink'

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (gLMhO)

267 Hog, you're a good boy.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (gLMhO)

268 Patches the giraffe- "Won't be long, now"

So how 'xactly does one calculate a giraffe's "quality of life" anyhow?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

269 The big rebellion was around AD70. That was the one that ended with Jerusalem flattened and the second temple destroyed. I don't recall another big one in that time frame, but I might be wrong.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (7PLM4)

There was also the Bar Kochba revolt in the century following that one. I think that was the last major one cuz the Roman were through screwing around. I also think this led to the final expulsion of Jews from the region and the renaming of Jerusalem to Aelia Capitolina.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

270 Wait, Pascal has a Pressure Law AND a Full Moon?


Is it a full Moon Wolf Blood moon ?

Cause you know what THAT means......

blorp !

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:16 AM (Nysch)

271 someone has 'boy in their hash. and bander has fuk.Kris has Oy

why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)

could be worse, I get rolled at every D&D party...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (8D42x)

272 HOG notwithstanding. I laugh at the WHY of the names here.

although I Know how Charlie Browns Dildo got his.

but to own it?

funnay peoples.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (gLMhO)

273 That's no lamb, and it isn't art.

Lovely painting, though.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (CPk08)

274 Fox reporting optimism about finances among the American people is at a 16 year high.

We can't have that, can we Dems.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (ptqGC)

275 and enough schmaltz that you can walk on it.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM


Schmaltz, the fat that made Matzo ball soup famous?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (uo+Vo)

276
Orthodox Easter this year is Sunday, April 28. Given that our chartering organization is an Orthodox Church, we have to meet elsewhere the Thursday evening before their Easter.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (pNxlR)

277 So how 'xactly does one calculate a giraffe's "quality of life" anyhow?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:16 AM (6qErC)

I'd say, as a first approximation, it's inversely proportional to the number of webcams glued to your giraffe-cooter while you're trying to pop out your little giraffelet.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (Ct55T)

278
TRUMP SAID DOODY!!11!Z!#1!!
Posted by: Your Betters at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (yTfbH)

___

Pretty much. Booming economy, lower taxes, less regulation. Everything every "conservative pundit" at NR, Weekly Standard, etc has been demanding for decades. But he said doody, so they run to the arms of "Fuck The Jews" and "Kill The Babies" and "Ban Planes and 90% tax rates" party.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (Zq9Pe)

279 Tired of having the deck painted every few years. When we moved here 17+ years ago, I actually decided to paint it myself. Took me two days in 90 degree heat. Never again.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM


I find Trex uninspiring. How many bored feet are required?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (jYje5)

280 We can't have that, can we Dems."

We're trying, we're trying...

/MSM

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:18 AM (6qErC)

281 279 Fox reporting optimism about finances among the American people is at a 16 year high.

We can't have that, can we Dems.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (ptqGC)

____

Well some of us aren't optimistic.

Posted by: Learning To Code Journos at February 12, 2019 10:18 AM (Zq9Pe)

282 (I use a bit of flour for that)

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:18 AM (gLMhO)

283 "Watched the Westminster dog show last night and it was stated of some
herding breed that only 2 of these dogs were needed to control a flock
of 1000 sheep. God, sheep are dumb."
Well, in 1974, we were able to herd 200 million Americans ...

Posted by: Bob Woodward & Carl Bernstein at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (S6ArX)

284 PETA has taken issue with the Toy Story sequel, because Little Bo Peep uses a shepherd's crook, an instrument used to oppress and exploit sheep. They wrote the studio a nastygram telling them to omit it from the sequel.

I wonder if they've ever written to Christian or Jewish leaders asking them to censor any mention of animal sacrifice, whether symbolic or actual, from their sacred texts and liturgies? Come on, you know you want to.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (/qEW2)

285 It's a ram, not a lamb....just saying...

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (9iLHi)

286 Clarence Carter FTW.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_LQ4_MhDu4
Posted by: Anon a mouse



*******


I am not too big to admit when I am wrong. You are correct Anon.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (m45I2)

287 So how 'xactly does one calculate a giraffe's "quality of life" anyhow?

1. Access to chiropractic care
2. Paid maternity/paternity leave
3. Legal restrictions on hyena protection rackets

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (Boy/L)

288 Schmaltz, the fat that made Matzo ball soup famous?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (uo+Vo)

It's so good.

And yeah, I got the pun.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (IqOTP)

289
When I get wealthy I'm going to have a western red cedar deck. And a personal Guatemalan whose job it is to re-stain it every spring,and keep people from walking on it.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (jYje5)

290 Um.. consider the origins of the term "assassin" before you go handing out hash to the Muddled Easterners.
Posted by: mindful webworker, all mellow and cool, maaan, at February 12, 2019 10:14 AM (CQuQh)

Not worried. The actual Assassin cult a) usually only target people who threatened them, because they were Ismaili heretics b) restricted themselves to knives *only* and c) were bound by their bosses to make no attempt to escape afterwards.

In other words, they were considerably less aggressive and dangerous than what we've got right now. Most of their legend is made up after the fact BS.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (7PLM4)

291 If you slice lamb meat thin for sandwiches has becomes delambinated.

Posted by: irright at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (pMGkg)

292 Someone made a serious funny. Type "cuckshed.com" into your browser and see what happens.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (ZGrMX)

293 Sarah Eisen looks really nice today on CNBC.

Posted by: Learning To Code Journos at February 12, 2019 10:20 AM (Zq9Pe)

294 227 OT- America's oldest giraffe (in captivity), a 31-year-old female named Patches has been brought low by arthritis and is in hospice care at the Knoxville zoo.
________________

The article says this kind of giraffe typically lives only 25 years, so she's a pretty old girl, for her kind. Nevertheless, I wish her well and hope her passing is easy and painless.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 12, 2019 10:20 AM (fqUgw)

295
So how 'xactly does one calculate a giraffe's "quality of life" anyhow?



*********


With giraffes it's all about longevity, IYKWIM

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:20 AM (m45I2)

296 It becomes. dammit

Posted by: irright at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (pMGkg)

297 289

Not Funny Good Sir

Posted by: Conservative Pundits at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (Zq9Pe)

298 My father's birthday was on April 10, I remember him pointing out to me a table of Easter dates over the years; worked out that Easter fell on his birthday when he was 22, and 33, and 44, and 55.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (Kpl3J)

299 #274. That was started in AD 132.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (OLCnA)

300 OK, how is Passover calculated?

Posted by: JAS at February 12, 2019 10:07 AM (3HNOQ)

It's on the 15th day of Nisan, which is a spring month, based on the moon.


But how? Who knows! I just look at the Chabad calendar they send me every year.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (wYseH)

301 I am not too big to admit when I am wrong. You are correct Anon."

So far this week - a triple "first", a top "number of comments in a week", and a nod from Muldoon.

I'm off to buy a lottery ticket. Or maybe a thousand...

*Al Green followup...*

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:22 AM (6qErC)

302 That's a weird looking dog.

Posted by: red speck at February 12, 2019 10:22 AM (6Krd7)

303 "Harris caught in another lie.



Smoked weed and listened to Tupac and Snoop while in college.



Er, she was in college years before they were on the music scene.



Posted by: HA:

That is something that could be a deal breaker for the millennial's. Unlike post-birth abortion, open borders for third worlders after their jobs and everything free for everybody (except the rich which means them) which will not move them.

Posted by: Ripley at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (MxEKc)

304 It's on the 15th day of Nisan"

Dat...soon?

*wait for it...*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (6qErC)

305 We can't have that, can we Dems.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:17 AM (ptqGC)

It's so delightful. They're cornered in to the position where they have to convince us that our lives suck so that we keep voting for them... What the hell kind of party is that? After a decade of "malaise", Americans are simply sick of empty promises and zero results. They feel their lives getting better where it counts: By looking in their wallets. By looking in their refrigerators. By looking in their garages. And they see one and a half political parties fighting tooth and nail against the guy who's making it happen, and practically every "news" outlet telling them it's the end of the world.

It's delightful.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Ct55T)

306 I like the painting, it's skillfully done. But the symbolism is already too far removed for me. It lacks the impact of an Ecce Homo. I just want to pat it on the head.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (/qEW2)

307 Hog, you're a good boy.
Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM


The sailors say...
Hog, you're a fine boy
What a good wife you would be
(such a fine boy)

Your eyes could steal a submariner from the sea

Posted by: Looking Glass at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (uo+Vo)

308 a horn is a horn unless it's anothers horn, why can't we all enjoy a sacrifice

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (gLMhO)

309 The dems would title the painting:

The Perfect Republican.

Posted by: John F'n Kerry at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Fs5vw)

310
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (ptqGC)


You won't regret switching to Trex. Our place in Sussex County has a deck that we converted to it and we've been thrilled with the results for fifteen years now.

Word of advice: do NOT power wash it. Apparently Trex has a different layer near its surface than in its interior and power washing will erode that layer.

Use a cleaning chemical instead. We use Corta-Clean

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (pNxlR)

311 Sally Kohn has written a book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity."

Amazon is praising it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (ptqGC)

312 Easter should be moved to the 1st weekend in April. Keep it consistent. And 1st weekend in April is a nice time for a 3 day weekend.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Zq9Pe)

313 310 It's on the 15th day of Nisan"

Dat...soon?

*wait for it...*
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (6qErC)

I don't think the Hebrew alphabet had the letter "Z" in it....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (Ct55T)

314 But how? Who knows! I just look at the Chabad calendar they send me every year.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:21 AM (wYseH)
----------

Cheater.

Actually, knowing you, I'm surprised you don't work out the calculations yourself and then write to them pointing out their mistakes.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (U5tDi)

315 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)

it's better than mine

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (BJlbN)

316
Well some of us aren't optimistic.
Posted by: Learning To Code Journos
-------

You chose...poorly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (2qPhT)

317 This painting is gorgeous, by the way. Thank you, CBD.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (U5tDi)

318 Looking Glass, Hog is a very GOOD boy.

and could that be a cucumber from the sea? just asking?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (gLMhO)

319 292 So how 'xactly does one calculate a giraffe's "quality of life" anyhow?

1. Access to chiropractic care
2. Paid maternity/paternity leave
3. Legal restrictions on hyena protection rackets
___________________

You forgot "unlimited access to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy, including active labor and delivery."

That's vital to every female's quality of life!

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Kotex at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (fqUgw)

320 Off shit-stained sock

Posted by: Sooner at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (Fs5vw)

321 Revelation of bottle of hot sauce in purse in 3...2...1....
=====

Snorting because early am local (Chicago) news was reporting that a hot sauce bottle with a clear substance was found by a 'reporter' (and you could even hear the air quotes with these nice little morning ladies) and it was turned over to the police.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (MIKMs)

322 I've done this twice - with good results the first time and great the second.

Jane - is this contractor good ? Do you know he's good ?


Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (NvlHD)


He's highly recommended and a perfectionist. He just completed a total renovation of a house up the street from us.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (ptqGC)

323 It lacks the impact of an Ecce Homo."

Shh. You just woke up Shep!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (6qErC)

324 322 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)

it's better than mine
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (BJlbN)

Oy.

Posted by: Kris at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (OyyDO)

325 votermom hahahahahaha! I shall be quiet now.

no complaining for the next 2 minutes at least!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (gLMhO)

326 The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity

We've already got one.

It's called the New Testament.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (Boy/L)

327 As a painting, it is quite remarkable. I suppose Jackson Pollack would dismiss it as the work of a hack.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM (2qPhT)

328 the number of webcams glued to your giraffe-cooter while you're trying to pop out your little giraffelet.

**********


April's Lament - a limerick

There's one thing of which there's no doubt
That baby giraffe's in a pout
And he isn't just joshin'
He'll proceed with caution
He's not eager to stick his neck out!

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:26 AM (m45I2)

329 296 If you slice lamb meat thin for sandwiches has becomes delambinated.
Posted by: irright at February 12, 2019 10:19 AM (pMGkg)

Is the mutton nice and lean?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:26 AM (Ct55T)

330 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 09:51 AM (gLMhO)


I think it's all the sequins, willow.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Boy/L)

331 You won't regret switching to Trex. Our place in
Sussex County has a deck that we converted to it and we've been thrilled
with the results for fifteen years now.



Word of advice: do NOT power wash it. Apparently Trex has a
different layer near its surface than in its interior and power washing
will erode that layer.



Use a cleaning chemical instead. We use Corta-Clean

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:23 AM (pNxlR)


Thanks for that advice!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (ptqGC)

332 Kris, i'll trade you Glamho for your OY for a .. thinking.. erg, still thinking..
looks under couch cushions.


ok, I will read Every one of Your comments and kiss your feet?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (gLMhO)

333 Sally Kohn has written a book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity."

Do we have to hug a bum and lick a cat every day ?

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Nysch)

334
"The Bulwark" - pfffft.

What a bunch of lard-assed and self-congratulating eunuchs.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (pNxlR)

335 Circa, that;s Not sequins, That's glitter !

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (gLMhO)

336 Burned for Tengri?

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (UnA8+)

337 What I understood is that, simply speaking, Passover is on the first Sabbath after the first full moon of spring, and Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon of spring. Harkens back to a time when people marked the passing of the year by the sky, and not by numbers on a piece of paper.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (Kpl3J)

338 326
You forgot "unlimited access to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand at any stage of pregnancy, including active labor and delivery."

That's vital to every female's quality of life!
Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Kotex at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (fqUgw)

===========

See the article Hot Air had in its Headlines last night about how pro-life people were hypocrites because they were forcing women to have babies?

In the selection, there was precious little about babies originating from a particular act. It almost seemed like the author imagined that women just get pregnant randomly and forcing a woman to go through this completely random process was torture.

It was weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (XSSCs)

339 Yes, Kurt, yes, yes I believe every word of what you wrote.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (U5tDi)

340 why does everyone get cool hashes and I get glam ho? "

*looks a 6 units of Erbium and Carbon*

Yeah.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (6qErC)

341 nottrading for BJ sorry, I have a headache.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:28 AM (gLMhO)

342 I believe Kurt is Jim Acosta.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (ptqGC)

343 341 Sally Kohn has written a book, "The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity."

Do we have to hug a bum and lick a cat every day ?
Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (Nysch)

============

Here's an idea:

Remove politics from as much of our daily lives as possible.

Should how fat someone is be a political statement? No, it shouldn't, but the left is hastily trying to make it so.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (XSSCs)

344
Oooh, is today Concern Tuesday?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (pNxlR)

345 so i'm lustrious?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:30 AM (gLMhO)

346 354
Oooh, is today Concern Tuesday?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (pNxlR)

What happened to Rapey Tuesday?

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:30 AM (UnA8+)

347 PETA has taken issue with the Toy Story sequel, because Little Bo Peep uses a shepherd's crook, an instrument used to oppress and exploit sheep. They wrote the studio a nastygram telling them to omit it from the sequel.

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The crook is used to help and protect the sheep. That's why Jesus is known as the Good Shepherd. If you want to complain about crooks, see Hillary.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

348 I'd imagine it was something to do with sucking up to the people who were fighting against Jewish rebellions around that time... Don't want to have a holiday in common with the rebels, do you? Just looks bad.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:04 AM (Ct55T)

The big rebellion was around AD70. That was the one that ended with Jerusalem flattened and the second temple destroyed. I don't recall another big one in that time frame, but I might be wrong.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:08 AM (7PLM4)

We could just ask Vic, he was there...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 10:30 AM (8D42x)

349 Oooh, is today Concern Tuesday?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (pNxlR)
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No, Concern Tuesday was last Thursday. Please try to keep up.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:30 AM (U5tDi)

350
Actually, knowing you, I'm surprised you don't work out the calculations yourself and then write to them pointing out their mistakes.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM


Talking about calculations, I have a huge underground oil tank. There's no gauges on the system to tell how much is remaining. You have to drop a long pole down into it then measures the inches. So the other day my wife sees me writing something down then I told her we have X number of gallons remaining. She asked, "You just figure that out yourself?"

I think she wanted to be impressed by my math skills. Which I suppose I could actually do. But I confessed to looking it up on a chart online.

I choose to live my life as a lazy man.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (jYje5)

351 People (and some news outlets) have been discussing the problems electric vehicles are having in sustained ultra-cold environments. I suppose hybrids (like the Prius) do not have these problems? (I am wondering if I should get one).

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (aW5/6)

352 There was a brief interview with Phil Robertson last week regarding his new book, 'The Theft of America's Soul: Blowing the Lid Off the Lies That Are Destroying Our Country'.

Every time the guy speaks, I expect some fairly half-baked folky wisdom, but then...simple truths, without guile or calculation just seem to flow from him. May have to give the book a go.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (KoKdw)

353 Oooh, is today Concern Tuesday?"

Well, I was shooting for "Soul Music Morning", but ok...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (6qErC)

354 Late to the art thread and what do I see but a troll. Sigh. Such a nuisance.

Posted by: IC at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (a0IVu)

355 There's a pretty solid rock group called "Lamb of God."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (It5Ks)

356 Morning horde, Morning kurt. Whens your shift end?

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (0OmEj)

357 Should how fat someone is be a political statement?

Chris Christie was unavailable for comment.

(His mouth was full)

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (Nysch)

358 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

359 Contractor yesterday: "I'll be at your house to tear out your deck at 8:00 tomorrow morning."

Still not here. *sigh*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 09:37 AM

Don't you know that the first thing a contractor has to learn before they start a business is how to promise anything to anybody?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (3sjI6)

360 I'm surprised you don't work out the calculations yourself and then write to them pointing out their mistakes.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:24 AM (U5tDi)

27.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (wYseH)

361 We bought a car that needs 4 new tires, new brakes, a new exhaust system and has big dent in one of the quarter panels.

We gave it a solid detail and now the car is in perfect shape and ready for a new ones.

Call us for details 1-800-GOP-CARS

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (Zq9Pe)

362 Actually, that reminds me of when my kids were little. My youngest was thinking about something and then asked, "Is Ash Wednesday on a Thursday this year?"

We still tease him about it even though it was at least ten years ago because we are mean like that.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (U5tDi)

363 IC,keeps us on our toes, well You guys on your toes, i'm just lazing about at the moment.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (gLMhO)

364 Anyone get "Kurt's" reaction to the mile-high burger stack?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (Boy/L)

365 368 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

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He's still going to serve out his term.

No way a scandal that began with a white man wearing blackface ends with only a black guy resigning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (q8oeS)

366 368 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

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What does the Lt. Gov actually do? And why does he need 6 staffers?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:33 AM (Zq9Pe)

367 7 I was told there would be no math and they were right!

Howard Dean
@GovHowardDean
Beto draws 10000 supporters. Trump 6500. Hmmmm

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:33 AM (+y/Ru)

368 note to a troll:

Now of course I don't know how many people were in that arena; but you should realize that if anyone in the El Paso Fire Dep't were do admit that there were even 6501 people in that auditorium, they would be admitting that they stood by and did nothing while it was pushed to overcapacity, meaning that all of those responsible for handling the situation would be subject to departmental discipline, up to and including termination.

So, since that auditorium had a legal capacity of 6500, all official records will show that it had EXACTLY 6500 people in it - not one more, and not one less.

[note to AoSHQ commenter: Do not cut and paste troll droppings! (CBD)]

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:33 AM (Kpl3J)

369 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (ptqGC)

I'm saving you bitches money. Now, STFU!--Lt. Gov. Poonman.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:33 AM (3sjI6)

370 27.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (wYseH)
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2018.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:33 AM (U5tDi)

371 What happened to Rapey Tuesday?



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It has been cancelled. Thanks Todd.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (m45I2)

372 Greater likelihood:

Wall down the middle of the Rio Grande or that Weekly Standard cruise ever setting sail?

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (Boy/L)

373 I suppose hybrids (like the Prius) do not have these problems?"

The issue w/cold is it's effect on the battery pack - most all use some sort of heater system to maintain temps, and that takes power.

For day to day driving - esp in stop and go driving - a hybrid system works OK...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (6qErC)

374 I put my foot down with my husband....
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (ptqGC)


Kind of sounds why I had to spend last weekend priming and painting three doors and door frames in the kitchen. When she who must be obeyed is not happy - nobody is happy.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (kUmUV)

375 People (and some news outlets) have been discussing the problems electric vehicles are having in sustained ultra-cold environments. I suppose hybrids (like the Prius) do not have these problems? (I am wondering if I should get one).
Posted by: Brunnhilde
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All-electric cars are simply limited by battery capacity. Driving on a cold winter night, with headlights, heater(!) and windshield wipers all operating places one hell of a demand on the batteries.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (HTHlp)

376
People (and some news outlets) have been discussing the problems electric vehicles are having in sustained ultra-cold environments. I suppose hybrids (like the Prius) do not have these problems? (I am wondering if I should get one).

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (aW5/6)





Had to get a jump-start this morning. Not because of cold, but because dumbassed Cur closed the driver's side door on the seat belt buckle yesterday. The dome light was on all night.

Now I imagine that if I had an electric vehicle, I'd have been totally screwed.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (veoSD)

377 Actually, that reminds me of when my kids were
little. My youngest was thinking about something and then asked, "Is Ash
Wednesday on a Thursday this year?"



We still tease him about it even though it was at least ten years ago because we are mean like that.



Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (U5tDi)


Lol! Reminds me of D'oh Boy. We were in Europe when he was young, and in a museum. There were audio guides with French, English, etc. He asked, "Where's American?" Thankfully, he caught himself before I could give him The Look.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (ptqGC)

378 No way a scandal that began with a white man wearing blackface ends with only a black guy resigning. "

Just going on record as saying that I disagree. Your error is in thinking that the Dems have a choice.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

379 Should how fat someone is be a political statement? No, it shouldn't, but the left is hastily trying to make it so.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (XSSCs)

They're trying to build a revolutionary movement based on a population whose goals are being fat, stupid, socially stunted, illiterate, sexually deviant, poor, unmotivated, and cripplingly afraid of violence.

Lenin would have their stupid heads on pikes for this shit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (Ct55T)

380 #328. I heard on the radio this morning that Chicago police know the whole Smollett thing was a hoax but are afraid to say it because of the expected protests and BS that would cause. So the charade continues

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (OLCnA)

381 Anyone get "Kurt's" reaction to the mile-high burger stack?
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:32 AM (Boy/L)

A flight attendant once asked me if I wanted to join the mile high club. I said, "Since we're at 30,000 feet, that would be the 5.68 mile high club!"

He said, "Never mind."

People don't appreciate my genius.

Posted by: Kurt at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (7PLM4)

382
Based on the performance of my smart phone last weekend in two solid days of mostly below freezing temperatures, I have serios doubts as to the reliability of anything powered by battery (lithium ion battery, specifically) under prolonged cold conditions. At the very least, I'd expect the travel range or useful lifetime of said batteries to suffer significant degradation.

Ain't buying it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (pNxlR)

383 Beto draws 10000 supporters. Trump 6500"

Not even close, but that's nice.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (6qErC)

384 Posted by: Kurt at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (53TUw)

I guess you meant "fundamentalist Christians" rather than what you posted?

What a silly post. Understanding theology and theological symbolism not your strong suite, eh?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (AllCR)

385 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
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Rats, leaving a stinking ship. Hoping like hell that the taint they are trailing will wear off.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (HTHlp)

386
He also claims that they will build the Great Wall right down the middle of the RioGrande
Any morons here believe THAT is going to happen?

Posted by: Kurt at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM


No. I believe it is the legal custom that the center of the channel is the dividing point between the countries.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (jYje5)

387 Good grief, one of the temps we hired for the warehouse walked out yesterday. Said he didn't expect to have to work this hard. Un. Real.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (kG5hP)

388 390 No way a scandal that began with a white man wearing blackface ends with only a black guy resigning. "

Just going on record as saying that I disagree. Your error is in thinking that the Dems have a choice.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

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Impeachment isn't going to happen, and Fairfax is obviously staying.

The black caucus has backed off any demands that he leave, and they'll come around as the situation cools more.

Short of documented proof that he raped one of these women, Fairfax is staying.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (q8oeS)

389 353 Should how fat someone is be a political statement? No, it shouldn't, but the left is hastily trying to make it so.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (XSSCs)

How does the left get away with embracing both "Fat Acceptance" _AND_ "You need to go Vegan, Fatty, because you're driving up the costs of healthcare!"?

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (UnA8+)

390 I put my foot down with my husband....
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:15 AM (ptqGC)

Kind of sounds why I had to spend last weekend priming and painting three doors and door frames in the kitchen: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (kUmUV)

that was me a couple of days ago.

and I have to wash the socks/.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (gLMhO)

391

I'm on the lamb but I ain't no sheep

https://youtu.be/iWIgtcNlwXk

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (aKsyK)

392 I want a handyman and a wife!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:37 AM (gLMhO)

393 Jane, I saw the pictures of your oyster roast in the food thread on Sunday. That looked great.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:37 AM (U5tDi)

394 390 No way a scandal that began with a white man wearing blackface ends with only a black guy resigning. "

Just going on record as saying that I disagree. Your error is in thinking that the Dems have a choice.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

I've only been catching glimpses here and there (because: F*ck these people), but the drive-by clapter crowd like Trevor Noah et al. seem to be genuinely pissed off by the Old Dominion Freakout and their party not forcefully taking care of this nonsense.

FWIW.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:37 AM (Ct55T)

395 382 What happened to Rapey Tuesday?
_________________

It's here! That's why we're featuring the painting of the bound sheep.

You know, for our muzzie commenters. Gotta be inclusive and tolerant, don't we?

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Kotex at February 12, 2019 10:37 AM (fqUgw)

396 392 #328. I heard on the radio this morning that Chicago police know the whole Smollett thing was a hoax but are afraid to say it because of the expected protests and BS that would cause. So the charade continues
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:35 AM (OLCnA)

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This long pointless investigation is being paid for by your taxpayer money, Chicago!

I hope the sense of preserved virtue is worth the hundreds of thousands of dollars this is most likely costing you!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (q8oeS)

397 erg, and unlimited tree of money.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (gLMhO)

398 375 He's highly recommended and a perfectionist. He just completed a total renovation of a house up the street from us.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:25 AM"

You remind me of an old saying about contractors (and many other things) - Good. Fast. Cheap. Pick any two out of three.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (Kpl3J)

399 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.

It turns out...wait for it...

They're just not that into you, man.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (Boy/L)

400 400 Good grief, one of the temps we hired for the warehouse walked out yesterday. Said he didn't expect to have to work this hard. Un. Real.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (kG5hP)

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That's the downside of the Trump economy.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (Zq9Pe)

401 All-electric cars are simply limited by battery capacity."

Prius' are hybrids. In high load conditions (very cold or very hot) they operate on their gas engines.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (6qErC)

402 Now I imagine that if I had an electric vehicle, I'd have been totally screwed.


I follow Frauke Petry, the girl who used to run the AfD (roughly the Krautish Tea Party).

She linked an article about how electric cars didn't work during the polar vortex and said "so basically, electric cars rely on global warming to work".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (fuK7c)

403 "The El Paso Fire Department said that Trump lied about how many people were inside the El Paso County. arena
They said that it was at full legal capacity 6500"

Hey, man, chill. Our Fire Department has the best bud in Texas.--Beto Hispanic Irishman.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (3sjI6)

404 402 353 Should how fat someone is be a political statement? No, it shouldn't, but the left is hastily trying to make it so.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (XSSCs)

How does the left get away with embracing both "Fat Acceptance" _AND_ "You need to go Vegan, Fatty, because you're driving up the costs of healthcare!"?
Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (UnA8+)

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Because logic is a construct of the patriarchy used to keep down women and people of color.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:39 AM (q8oeS)

405 Anyone get "Kurt's" reaction to the mile-high burger stack?

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If a man will lie about a burger stack, he'll lie about anything. It's like like Senator Blumenthal says, "Fishy in one, fish not burgers."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

406 Jane, I saw the pictures of your oyster roast in the food thread on Sunday. That looked great.



Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:37 AM (U5tDi)


Thanks, it was great fun. We had about 60-70 people and the weather was perfect. Everyone brings different sides. My husband created our new favorite appetizer: He tossed some oysters in a hot iron skillet with unsalted butter. When they were sizzling, he added some fresh lemon juice. Delish!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (ptqGC)

407 I believe Kurt is Jim Acosta.


Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:29 AM (ptqGC)

can't be, it's too coherent...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (8D42x)

408 I follow Frauke Petry, the girl who used to run the AfD (roughly the Krautish Tea Party).

She linked an article about how electric cars didn't work during the polar vortex and said "so basically, electric cars rely on global warming to work".
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (fuK7c)

You mean there are Krauts that have a sense of humor? Who knew?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (3sjI6)

409 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang. So it's an animal theme this week eh?
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (0tfLf)

410 Kurt is a sock

Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (NvlHD)

A drive-by troll.

Probably literally...the origin shifts within the city, so it's probably a call girl.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (wYseH)

411 Hikaru, in fairness I see a lot of vegans eat Massive carbs bread and so are not so thinnish and are bleeders.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (gLMhO)

412 Beautiful brushwork in that painting, with amazing textural effects. Just lovely.

Posted by: troyriser at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (1JpTT)

413 So.... u-tube in the background w/some Al Green and assorted soul, then this .... incredible awesomeness:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aURU7wxbD94

An 8 plus minute extended mix of The Spinners "Working My Way Back To You"

Life is good...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (6qErC)

414 388 I need some advice: what do you folks do when your mom's boyfriend is a bit...um...rough...when he sneaks into your room at night?
Posted by: Kurt
__________________

I buy him a new Rolex, as a show of gratitude.

Posted by: Miss Billy Kristol at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (fqUgw)

415 424 Hikaru, in fairness I see a lot of vegans eat Massive carbs bread and so are not so thinnish and are bleeders.
Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (gLMhO)

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"I avoid gluten, because it's a poison."

*prances in the fields*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (q8oeS)

416 Gold Dust, "Kurt" at 393 is a sock. The other is a troll.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:41 AM (U5tDi)

417

If you have no shame you can stick it out e.g. Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Al Franken is probably kicking himself for resigning.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (aKsyK)

418 They're claiming Beta drew 10,000 people. I wrote last night the MFM would be adding zeros to the end of the number of those who showed up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (OLCnA)

419 I'm calling it ... Kurt is a sock.

Problem is ... he or she is too good at it.

Not so much. "Mom's boyfriend sneaking into your room at night"is more than a bit over the top.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (AllCR)

420 Based on the performance of my smart phone last weekend in two solid days of mostly below freezing temperatures, I have serios doubts as to the reliability of anything powered by battery (lithium ion battery, specifically) under prolonged cold conditions.


Oh! I'd forgotten that. I went to do poll surveys in New Hampshire for Decision Desk for the 2016 primaries. They gave everyone Kindle Fires with some app to do the surveying.

Yeah, they froze. We resorted to paper questionnaires, like savages. Paper was actually better, easier to use than the app and facilitated interaction.

But Kindles did not hold up to New Hampshire in winter.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (fuK7c)

421 368 Oops. VA Lt. Gov. has lost two more staffers. He's down from six to two.

I wouldn't worry.

They'll turn up somewhere.

Posted by: Foster Brooks at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (RpM6k)

422 Happy wife, happy life.

Posted by: Sh*t my father said at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (uo+Vo)

423 Because logic is a construct of the patriarchy used to keep down women and people of color.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:39 AM (q8oeS)

Because logic is a construct of the patriarchy used to keep down women and colored people. No, that's not it. Hey, guys. What are we calling mud people this week?--Some random Harvard freshman.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (3sjI6)

424
How does the left get away with embracing both "Fat Acceptance" _AND_ "You need to go Vegan, Fatty, because you're driving up the costs of healthcare!"?
Posted by: Hikaru
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Heh. Just like harping on 'childhood hunger', 'food deserts', etc., , while Michelle was harping on childhood obesity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (2qPhT)

425 I'm a fan of EVs. But it does annoy me that every time there is discussion of EVs in the media, everyone assumes every driver lives in LA or Phoenix or Miami.

Even in cold weather, if your commute is a few miles each way to work, there's enough batter for that. Some point in the future, battery tech may get to a point where you can get 500 mile range in -20 weather. Until then, EVs won't be the right option for people who need to drive long distances in cold weather. But they're still fine for the typical commuter driving 15 miles to work each way.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Zq9Pe)

426 TheJames watch those fields they might have a thorn, and you might bleed out!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (gLMhO)

427 He tossed some oysters in a hot iron skillet with unsalted butter. When they were sizzling, he added some fresh lemon juice. Delish!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (ptqGC)
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Now those oysters I would eat. Cooked over heat, the way God intended Man to eat them.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (U5tDi)

428 430

If you have no shame you can stick it out e.g. Ted Kennedy and Bill Clinton. Al Franken is probably kicking himself for resigning.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (aKsyK)

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He definitely is, but that early pressure was intense.

The Left couldn't look like hypocrites so early in the #MeToo era. Especially with an election so close.

He was the sacrificial lamb the Left had to take in order to keep itself from becoming a completely partisan operation in the eyes of its true believers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (q8oeS)

429 Kurt is a great American!

Posted by: Bitch McConnell with a Dick in His Mouth at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (hjaPQ)

430 I'm calling it ... Kurt is a sock.

Problem is ... he or she is too good at it.

Not so much. "Mom's boyfriend sneaking into your room at night"is more than a bit over the top.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM (AllCR)

I would think of the obvious even Obama Knew it, You don't bring a knife to a gunfight.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (gLMhO)

431 That's the downside of the Trump economy.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (Zq9Pe)

I see it as an upside.

Lazy f*ck leaves a perfectly good job that they would underperform in, because they feel they have better chances elsewhere. Which opens up the job for a more productive worker, who will:

A) Be more productive, improving the economy
B) Be more likely to grow in the position and be promoted, also improving the economy.

And lazy f*ck still has the job mobility to find a job in which their lazy fuckery will be appropriately rewarded.

In a shit economy, lazy f*ck would hang on to that job like grim death, and employer couldn't get rid of them without falling afoul of a zillion Obama-style DoL regulations. And nothing would get done.

TL;DR: A good economy naturally flushes out parasites.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (Ct55T)

432 https://tinyurl.com/yyg4oxrp

Explanation of how passover was/is calculated and why it jumps around.

Easter and linked or unlinked has nothing to do with it. It has more to do with the conflict of lunar and solar calendars.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (nRWPy)

433 Lol. Contractor is putting red tape across the screened porch door to the deck so I won't forget the deck is gone and head out that way to fill the bird feeders.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

434 Probably literally...the origin shifts within the city, so it's probably a call girl.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:40 AM (wYseH)

Blowjobs On Wheels. We cum to you!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (3sjI6)

435 How does the left get away with embracing both "Fat Acceptance" _AND_ "You need to go Vegan, Fatty, because you're driving up the costs of healthcare!"?
Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:36 AM (UnA8+)


The former are "healthy fat". The latter are white men.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (wCmLp)

436 Is it really that surprising that more people showed up for Beto than Trump in a part of the country that votes Democrat by yuuuge margins every election? I mean, Beto is their US Rep for crying out loud. Should tell you how that area votes.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Zq9Pe)

437 438 I'm a fan of EVs. But it does annoy me that every time there is discussion of EVs in the media, everyone assumes every driver lives in LA or Phoenix or Miami.
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I rarely see them around here (AZ), and there is even a free charging station near me. Always empty.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (fqUgw)

438 Now those oysters I would eat. Cooked over heat, the way God intended Man to eat them.

I will eat oysters raw, smoked, fried, sauteed, in stew, or stuffing.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Boy/L)

439 Even in cold weather, if your commute is a few miles each way to work, there's enough batter for that. Some point in the future, battery tech may get to a point where you can get 500 mile range in -20 weather. Until then, EVs won't be the right option for people who need to drive long distances in cold weather. But they're still fine for the typical commuter driving 15 miles to work each way.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Zq9Pe)


I still want somebody to explain to me exactly where the electrical generation stations are going to be built to charge all these electrical vehicles.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (kUmUV)

440 I rarely see them around here (AZ), and there is even a free charging station near me. Always empty."

Don't worry. They'll build more.

And bike lanes. Especially full in the heat of a Texas summer.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (6qErC)

441 Contractor is putting red tape across the screened porch door to the deck so I won't forget the deck is gone and head out that way to fill the bird feeders.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (ptqGC)

Welcome to dealing with people who have to follow OSHA workplace rules.

Posted by: Kurt at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (7PLM4)

442 Lol. Contractor is putting red tape across the screened porch door to the deck so I won't forget the deck is gone and head out that way to fill the bird feeders.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (ptqGC

it's just a warning to those sleep walkers.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (gLMhO)

443 393 was obvious - even gave us the hook at the end to let us know. That's comedic socking at it's finest.
Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 10:44 AM (NvlHD)
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Not only that, he also gave us Vanya's hash.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (U5tDi)

444 Fen-

Next time you hafta fill out an application and they ask for you current job title but ya can't mention religion...

just put "Big Cheese"

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (Nysch)

445 I still want somebody to explain to me exactly where the electrical generation stations are going to be built to charge all these electrical vehicles."

Dummy. Just plug them into the wall outlets!

D'oh!

/doireallyneedasarctag?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (6qErC)

446 Another downside of Trump economy: more illegals

I have seen a shift in my neck of the woods. Not that long ago in the Obama depression, menial jobs were done by evil white guys. Now they've been replaced for the most part by our new and improved citizens from south of the border. And I suspect this is because the evil white guys have moved on to something better and there's nobody left other than hiring illegals.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (Zq9Pe)

447 Is it really that surprising that more people showed up for Beto than Trump in a part of the country that votes Democrat by yuuuge margins every election?

Except more people did not show up for Beto.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

448 "there's enough batter for that."

So they can run cars on pancake batter now? I'm pretty impressed with any mileage that gets!



{{{lurking lurker}}}

Posted by: moki at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (mFoNl)

449 Welcome to dealing with people who have to follow OSHA workplace rules.

Posted by: Kurt at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (7PLM4)


In other words, people who don't employ illegal aliens.

Posted by: Bert G at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (tOP4K)

450 Now those oysters I would eat. Cooked over heat, the way God intended Man to eat them.



Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (U5tDi)


I only eat them roasted or cooked some way. We went through something like 7 or 8 bushels. And we take the shells to a marine science institute for recycling.

Doing our bit for Gaia.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (ptqGC)

451 bluebell we can use anothers hash?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM (gLMhO)

452 Off troll sock.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (7PLM4)

453 Except more people did not show up for Francis."

FIFY

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (6qErC)

454 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Zq9Pe)

Uh...you seem confused.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (hjaPQ)

455 I believe Kurt is Jim Acosta.

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Didja see Jim's bon mots after Der Trumpenfuehrer's speech?

https://bit.ly/2E6iQkr

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (+y/Ru)

456 They're claiming Beta drew 10,000 people. I wrote last night the MFM would be adding zeros to the end of the number of those who showed up
Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 12, 2019 10:42 AM


There was a clip of him speaking on the local Fox affiliate; tightly focused so as not to show any crowd. The cheering, while enthusiastic, sounded like about 5 people. Seriously.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (uo+Vo)

457 But they're still fine for the typical commuter driving 15 miles to work each way.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker
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Just so long as we do not perpetuate the myth that they are 'Zero Emission' vehicles. With a few exceptions, where there is hydro, they are fossil-fuel powered vehicles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (2kj6M)

458 Vegan has nothing, absolutely nothing to do with being fat or not. In fact, a plant based diet almost ensures that you'll be fatter than someone with decent access to nutritional protein without the high simple carb load. The sick look comes from being not only low in protein but in the B vitamins.

Oreos are "vegan."

So really, the "vegan" diet (communist diet) and being weak AND fat are consistent.

Posted by: dagny at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (nRWPy)

459 What happened to Rapey Tuesday?

********

It has been cancelled. Thanks Todd.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 12, 2019 10:34 AM (m45I2)

It's not my fault.

first the lightsaber night gets cancelled, then this. I had nothing to do with either one...

Posted by: SturmToddler at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (8D42x)

460 Nope, Willow. Look at the comment below yours.

Posted by: bluebell at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (U5tDi)

461 I still want somebody to explain to me exactly where the electrical generation stations are going to be built to charge all these electrical vehicles.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (kUmUV)

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I'm sure this question was asked 120 years ago when people were talking about gas powered cars. Where will all the gas stations and oil refineries be built?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (Zq9Pe)

462 So, they cancelled work 5 minutes after I got on the bus.

Now I'm stuck here for another hour.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (UnA8+)

463 Cut it and look at the profile - you'll see it. Trex has a cap that surrounds the inner extrusion. Pro Tip - if you really want it to look nice - hit the very end of your board with the miter saw before installing. It gives that and nice shiny look. If you don't, ground-contract water seeps in there and gives it a dull finish.

Posted by: GoldDust at February 12, 2019 10:27 AM (NvlHD)

Plastic decking? Why not just go with redwood, and let it weather naturally? No paint, maybe a transparent stain. Nothing to crack and peel off.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (nPGq2)

464 vanya, ! hands ove bleach and scrub bushes, down in the barrel you go. please fluff the pillows I put there last mth.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:49 AM (gLMhO)

465 There is no wrong way to eat oysters.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 12, 2019 10:49 AM (nDe2U)

466 Just so long as we do not perpetuate the myth that they are 'Zero Emission' vehicles. With a few exceptions, where there is hydro, they are fossil-fuel powered vehicles.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (2kj6M)


Or nuclear. That is even better.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (kUmUV)

467 465 There is no wrong way to eat oysters.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 12, 2019 10:49 AM (nDe2U)

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I can imagine a way or two...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (q8oeS)

468 The horror! The horror!

ABC7 News
@abc7newsbayarea
What apparently started as a home invasion turned quickly into a frightening scene for the suspects, after the resident started shooting.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

469 I can't do oysters but they smell delicious.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (gLMhO)

470 454 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Zq9Pe)

Uh...you seem confused.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (hjaPQ)

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I am?

El Paso County 2016 Election:

DONALD J. TRUMP (REP) 55,512
HILLARY CLINTON (DEM) 147,843

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (Zq9Pe)

471 But they're still fine for the typical commuter driving 15 miles to work each way.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Zq9Pe)

Which is why I don't have one. For instance, I drove to Arlington for the NoVaMoMe...about 250 miles. No way would I risk an EV, no matter how sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)

472 466 Just so long as we do not perpetuate the myth that they are 'Zero Emission' vehicles. With a few exceptions, where there is hydro, they are fossil-fuel powered vehicles.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 10:48 AM (2kj6M)

Or nuclear. That is even better.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (kUmUV)

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Why can't we go back to the utopian days when people propelled their rock cars with their feet?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (q8oeS)

473 465 There is no wrong way to eat oysters.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 12, 2019 10:49 AM (nDe2U)

The right way to eat oysters is to leave them in the freakin' water and make ribs instead.

Yeeech. Clams and mussels and scallops are wonderful things, but oysters are just plain revolting no matter what you do to them.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (Ct55T)

474 468 The horror! The horror!

ABC7 News
@abc7newsbayarea
What apparently started as a home invasion turned quickly into a frightening scene for the suspects, after the resident started shooting.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

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Was it frightening for the resident?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (q8oeS)

475 I only eat them roasted or cooked some way. We went through something like 7 or 8 bushels. And we take the shells to a marine science institute for recycling.

Doing our bit for Gaia.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 12, 2019 10:47 AM


There are some access roads on the Outer Banks which are nothing but millions of clam and oyster shells. You don't want to be anywhere near them on hot days.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (jYje5)

476 just put "Big Cheese"
Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM


Or add a French flair with "Le Royale with Cheese".

Posted by: Vincent Vega at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (uo+Vo)

477 471 But they're still fine for the typical commuter driving 15 miles to work each way.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:43 AM (Zq9Pe)

Which is why I don't have one. For instance, I drove to Arlington for the NoVaMoMe...about 250 miles. No way would I risk an EV, no matter how sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)

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I see EVs as second vehicles for rich people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (q8oeS)

478 I want a deck above ground with water below, with no one about for ten miles.

easy right?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:52 AM (gLMhO)

479 Beto verses Trump. media did contortions to show big crowd around Beto and limited to the one shot of DJT with backdrop of thousands. none showed the line that did not get in. asshats. they all are complicit in this politics game.

Posted by: Democrats be the KKK at February 12, 2019 10:52 AM (Wa5hI)

480 474 468 The horror! The horror!

ABC7 News
@abc7newsbayarea
What apparently started as a home invasion turned quickly into a frightening scene for the suspects, after the resident started shooting.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

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Was it frightening for the resident?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read Some Movie Thoughts at February 12, 2019 10:51 AM (q8oeS)

Was this the kid with the AR? Killed 3 of 5? Nice.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 10:52 AM (xcbew)

481 What apparently started as a home invasion turned quickly into a frightening scene for the suspects, after the resident started shooting.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (+y/Ru)

Hahaha!

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (7PLM4)

482 I have seen a shift in my neck of the woods. Not that long ago in the Obama depression, menial jobs were done by evil white guys. Now they've been replaced for the most part by our new and improved citizens from south of the border."

even if this is just a troll, that shift started happening here in Texas about 30 years ago. Today, the smart white boys go into the Professions, the lazy bad ones lay around and do meth and sell drugs. Not a single one of them, good or bad, under the age of 30 would dream of doing any actual physical labor. And don't get me started on how anyone else acts.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)

483 abc7newsbayarea
What apparently started as a home invasion turned quickly into a frightening scene for the suspects, after the resident started shooting.

The James is that a real headline?

WHUT!

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (gLMhO)

484 just put "Big Cheese"
Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM

Or add a French flair with "Le Royale with Cheese".
Posted by: Vincent Vega

She could impress them with knowledge of the metric system.

Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (Nysch)

485 I am?
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Yes. No one--not even the lying-ass media--is claiming that Irishman drew a larger crowd than Trump.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (hjaPQ)

486 People (and some news outlets) have been discussing the problems electric vehicles are having in sustained ultra-cold environments. I suppose hybrids (like the Prius) do not have these problems? (I am wondering if I should get one).

Posted by: Brunnhilde at February 12, 2019 10:31 AM (aW5/6)

Darn near every taxicab in Calgary is a Prius, and it gets cold there in Winter. -36 C a few days ago. They have a gasoline engine as the prime mover. The electric part is just a means of making more efficient use of the energy from the gasoline, and it mostly works OK. It'd be an OK car, but fugly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 10:54 AM (nPGq2)

487 Which is why I don't have one. For instance, I drove to Arlington for the NoVaMoMe...about 250 miles. No way would I risk an EV, no matter how sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)

___

Fair enough.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:54 AM (Zq9Pe)

488 Which is why I don't have one. For instance, I drove to Arlington for the NoVaMoMe...about 250 miles. No way would I risk an EV, no matter how sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)


They want to keep you from the MoMe's.

That's the point.

Posted by: blaster at February 12, 2019 10:54 AM (ZfRYq)

489 485 I am?
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Yes. No one--not even the lying-ass media--is claiming that Irishman drew a larger crowd than Trump.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (hjaPQ)

There are some Blue Checkmark types on Teh Twatterz who are.

Posted by: Hikaru at February 12, 2019 10:54 AM (UnA8+)

490 if most would pay my electric bills they would give up on the idea of electric cars! how else can one pay for their starbucks lattes with that crap?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:55 AM (gLMhO)

491 485 I am?
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Yes. No one--not even the lying-ass media--is claiming that Irishman drew a larger crowd than Trump.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:53 AM (hjaPQ)

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I don't give a fuck who is claiming what. I'm saying that area is 65-35 Dem. So it wouldn't be shocking if a Dem were to get a higher turnout. Chill the fuck out dude.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:55 AM (Zq9Pe)

492 Why all the oyster hate?

Posted by: Oyster Bob at February 12, 2019 10:55 AM (xcbew)

493 There is no wrong way to eat oysters.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at February 12, 2019 10:49 AM (nDe2U)

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Ice Cream?

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at February 12, 2019 10:56 AM (flINI)

494 I'll bet a lot of you oyster haters eat Okra. Explain that one to me h8rs!

Posted by: Oyster Bob at February 12, 2019 10:56 AM (xcbew)

495 he world is Bobs oyster.

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:56 AM (gLMhO)

496 Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:55 AM (Zq9Pe)

It appears one of us certainly does need to chill the fuck out.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at February 12, 2019 10:56 AM (hjaPQ)

497 Was this the kid with the AR? Killed 3 of 5? Nice.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'you only eat the ones you love' at February 12, 2019 10:52 AM (xcbew)

Not only are you getting shot at, but all that sound hits the walls and the ceiling and comes back in on you. M4 inside a room with no ear pro is LOUD. So you're going deaf AND trying to not get shot.

Posted by: Vanya at February 12, 2019 10:56 AM (7PLM4)

498 Nood ape

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 12, 2019 10:57 AM (gC2IV)

499 Posted by: JT at February 12, 2019 10:46 AM (Nysch)

Actually, I read it again. It was my error. You just couldn't put any organizations or clubs which you belonged to or awards you received which indicated sex, race, religion, blah, blah.

I would be surprised if they hire me. I'm too old and "Pastor" is going to put off people off who aren't actually religious folks or like some of them.


This application process wasn't as funny as the other one which asked if you agreed to certain statements such as, "It's o.k. to steal as long as it's not a large amount"or "It's o.k. to sell illegal drugs to people as long as it doesn't affect their work performance." I'm sure somebody could do a good parody of this sort of thing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 10:57 AM (AllCR)

500 world is Bobs oyster.


Hey, that's my uncle!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 12, 2019 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

501 Was this the kid with the AR? Killed 3 of 5? Nice.

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That's the one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 12, 2019 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

502 Waiting for the "Augie, augie, augie, oy, oy, oy" ster crowd to chime in.

Posted by: An Observer at February 12, 2019 10:58 AM (uo+Vo)

503 Which is why I don't have one. For instance, I drove to Arlington for
the NoVaMoMe...about 250 miles. No way would I risk an EV, no matter how
sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 12, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)




Bingo, fuck battery cars.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 12, 2019 10:58 AM (9Om/r)

504 ok, look I have abortion Barby (not really but almost ) and 2 NYkrs more religious for 3 or so days .

I know what to cook, but what are the topics of conversation?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 10:58 AM (gLMhO)

505 I heard on the radio this morning that Chicago police know the whole Smollett thing was a hoax but are afraid to say it because of the expected protests and BS that would cause. So the charade continues

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I kinda doubt that anyone will hit the streets for Days of Rage over Jussie Smollett... They're more likely afraid of the Rahmbo. And I doubt he really wants this to come up a hoax after Pelosi, et. al. stuck their withered old necks out to "support Jussie."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 12, 2019 10:59 AM (AzW6q)

506 Bander I expect You're a chip off the ole block?

Posted by: willow at February 12, 2019 11:00 AM (gLMhO)

507 No way would I risk an EV, no matter how sophisticated. When they fix that issue, I'll buy one.
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As of now, charging stations are 'free'. Could be interesting when people are charged for electricity just like original fossil.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 12, 2019 11:00 AM (MIKMs)

508
Video of Half naked women protesting in Paris in front of the Justice department in France, for justice reform!

Depending on your definition of work it may not be safe. But they're real and they're spectacular:

https://twitter.com/i/status/1095346068538183680

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 12, 2019 11:01 AM (jYje5)

509
I'm sure this question was asked 120 years ago when people were talking about gas powered cars. Where will all the gas stations and oil refineries be built?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker
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Yes, and the market responded. Independently. Massive transfers of individuals tax monies to the wealthy were not employed.

The fact is, all of the sundry subsidies have been transfers of wealth from the 'have-nots' to the 'haves'. It is morally obscene.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 12, 2019 11:01 AM (YvUf/)

510 Does that one have the chops?

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2019 11:02 AM (5IHGB)

511 LA RAMS laid to rest!

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2019 11:03 AM (5IHGB)

512 As of now, charging stations are 'free'. Could be interesting when people are charged for electricity just like original fossil.

With $2-$2.50 gas like it is now in most of the US (sorry Commiefornia) most hybrids are cheaper to run than a pure EV. That's one of many reasons Tesla is the most-shorted stock in history.

Posted by: Ian S. at February 12, 2019 11:04 AM (ZGrMX)

513 Is it really that surprising that more people showed up for Beto than Trump in a part of the country that votes Democrat by yuuuge margins every election? I mean, Beto is their US Rep for crying out loud. Should tell you how that area votes.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 12, 2019 10:45 AM (Zq9Pe)

Except I believe only a few hundred showed up for Pancho Vanilla's rally.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 12, 2019 11:05 AM (nPGq2)

514 Macron dressed as lamb...... basted in Dijon and other Provencal cities......

Posted by: saf at February 12, 2019 11:07 AM (5IHGB)

515 499

It's o.k. to beat up a fellow employee as long as they're able to perform their necessary functions in the job. Agree/ Disagree.

No; They didn't ask that. I am just amusing myself by replying to my own post and making up stupid work application survey questions.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 11:07 AM (AllCR)

516 Monkey up

Posted by: Vic at February 12, 2019 11:08 AM (mpXpK)

517 An actual question: "It's o.k. to steal as long as it's $5.00 and not $500.00"

And a statement unrelated to selling drugs or stealing "I have never lost my temper" or "I have never failed at anything" Agree or Disagree LOL, Was the second one to weed out sociopaths?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 11:10 AM (AllCR)

518 439 I still want somebody to explain to me exactly where the electrical generation stations are going to be built to charge all these electrical vehicles.

china. the tesla powerwall is just the first step in a grand plan to build giant battery tankers. they're charged up in china, then driven back here where the batteries are plugged into the grid. flat batteries are shipped back across for recharging.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 12, 2019 11:14 AM (sGtp+)

519 414 All-electric cars are simply limited by battery capacity."

Prius' are hybrids. In high load conditions (very cold or very hot) they operate on their gas engines.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 12, 2019 10:38 AM (6qErC)

I drive a hybrid (don't hate--I have a long commute). Battery capacity is noticeably diminished by the cold, by as much as 10 or 15 percent. When it's hot the capacity is diminished by the fact that the fan for the battery has to blow pretty much constantly. I make a compromise to save money on gas but sometimes that's a big compromise. (And I'm reconsidering it now that gas is more affordable).

And I bailed on work after I got about a quarter of the way there and saw three pickup trucks had slid off the road in the space of 5 miles. Sorry boss, not going to risk my only car just to make it to a meeting.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at February 12, 2019 11:32 AM (1FhAQ)

520 Just to amuse myself: If anyone would like to volunteer to answer this question, "What is the stupidest question you've ever been asked as part of a job application process or interview?" I would like to hear. Thx.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 12, 2019 11:37 AM (AllCR)

521
Most wrong way to eat oysters is to swallow. So if it's unavoidable, be sure to puke on the one who suggested eating them in the first place.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 12, 2019 11:42 AM (S/hVx)

522 Another 6 inches of snow last night,14 degrees out and my electric toothbrush works just fine

Posted by: Sock Monkey at February 12, 2019 12:17 PM (qdINy)

523 "Is work something you do while you wish you were doing something else"?

Posted by: Sock Monkey at February 12, 2019 12:21 PM (qdINy)

524 So two wolves and a sheep are going to decide what's for dinner . . . .

Posted by: DemocRatsy in action at February 12, 2019 03:28 PM (EATOD)

525 I cheated on this one just because I can

Posted by: Sock Monkey at February 12, 2019 03:47 PM (qdINy)

526 Q. Why did the Ram run off the Cliff? A. He missed the Ewe-Turn

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 12, 2019 04:15 PM (wGqjj)

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