Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/20/19)

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Another ONT in the can.

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The Saturday Night Joke

Two sisters

Two sisters, one blonde and one brunette, inherit the family ranch. Unfortunately, after just a few years, they are in financial trouble..

In order to keep the bank from repossessing the ranch, they need to purchase a bull so that they can breed their own stock.

Upon leaving with $600, the brunette tells her sister, 'When I get there, if I decide to buy the bull, I'll contact you to drive out after me and haul it home.'

The brunette arrives at the man's ranch, inspects the bull, and decides she wants to buy it. The man tells her that he will sell it for $599, no less. After paying him, she drives to the nearest town to send her sister a telegram to tell her the news.

She walks into the telegraph office, and says, 'I want to send a telegram to my sister telling her that I've bought a bull for our ranch. I need her to hitch the trailer to our pickup truck and drive out here so we can haul it home.'

The telegraph operator explains that he'll be glad to help her, then adds, it will cost 99 cents a word. Well, after paying for the bull, the brunette realizes that she'll only be able to send her sister one word.

After a few minutes of thinking, she nods and says, 'I want you to send her the word 'comfortable.'

The operator shakes his head. 'How is she ever going to know that you want her to hitch the trailer to your pickup truck and drive out here to haul that bull back to your ranch if you send her just the word 'comfortable?'

The brunette explains, 'My sister's blonde. The word is big. She'll read it very slowly... 'com-for-da-bul.'

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Are we wiping out curiosity from our children? Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Kids would rather be a You Tube star than an astronaut.

On the eve of the Apollo 11 anniversary, LEGO asked The Harris Poll to survey a total of 3,000 children in the United States, China, and the United Kingdom about their attitudes toward and knowledge of space. The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.


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Midwest waters, The Manitowoc Minute Style.


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Biking the French way..........


Going through life with a chip on your vagina shoulder is no way to live girlfriend. H/T CBD

“Manspreading,” otherwise known as ‘having a pair of testicles’ – is where men sit with their legs spread apart on public transport.

23-year-old Laila Laurel says she designed the chair “following her own experiences of ‘manspreading'”.

“It came both from my own experiences of men infringing on my space in public, and also from ‘The Everyday Sexism Project’, a website founded by Laura Bates in which women self-testify about sexism they experience,” she told LadBible.


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Huh? Our neighbors to the north have a mafia problem. Who knew? More than igloos and sled dogs seized.

York Regional Police say they have arrested 15 people and seized $35 million worth of homes, sports cars and cash in a major trans-Atlantic probe targeting the most prominent wing of ‘Ndrangheta Mafia clan in Canada.

Responding to spike in shootings, arsons in Vaughan and the surrounding area in 2017, police started “Project Sindicato,” targeting a group accused of operating illegal backroom gambling dens in various cafes.

It resulted in what is believed to be the largest Mafia bust in Ontario’s history

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When you think of Finland what do you think of? Rapalas? Tasty food? How about the 1st ever heavy metal knitting championship. H/T Bitter Clinger

Knitting and heavy metal are two important crafts, but one doesn’t imagine that the two intersect very often. However, a few days ago, the two came together when Finland hosted the Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship — and it was legendary.


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How to become a chocolate snob. How to Taste Chocolate Like an ExpertThe taste of chocolate is subjective. Eat what you like. Eat what you can afford.

“Hold your nose,” instructs Cat Black. On her cue we spoon some melted chocolate into our mouths and taste without smelling, quietly considering what’s happening in our mouths. Contrary to the deliciousness my brain is anticipating, it’s an anticlimax: I can detect a slick of chocolate across my tongue and some vague sweetness, but almost no flavor.

After a few moments, Cat signals to let go of our noses. Whoosh! As the aroma molecules waft from my mouth to the back of my nose, they fire the nerve signals that tell my brain about the different compounds in the chocolate. Suddenly there’s a flood of flavors: rich chocolate, a little bitterness, some bursts of fruitiness. And just when I think the flavors are fading, I detect a wave of something else. Is it coffee? “You can see that a lot of the subtlety of the flavor of chocolate is in the aroma,” Cat says. By some estimates, only 10 to 20 percent of what we perceive as flavor comes from our taste buds—the rest is delivered through our nose.


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The ONT Musical Interlude


Rhyme or reason for tonight's selections? Nope.............


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All this Apollo talk has me thinking............

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Good help is hard to find. Really good help is even harder to find. Genius Award Winner.

A McDonald’s worker on probation for cocaine possession was arrested last night for dousing a customer with a large soft drink during a dispute at the drive-thru window, according to Florida court records.

Katrina Lee Jordan, 37, was working at the Pinellas Park restaurant when she and the male victim “began having a verbal argument.” The nature of the drive-thru dispute was not detailed in an arrest affidavit.

Cops allege that Jordan, seen at right, “took a large soft drink and threw it in the victim’s window,” striking the man and spilling the cup’s contents “all over his car and his clothing.”


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1 Hello?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:00 PM (Ksjjk)

2 st

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

3 I guess nobody is here. I'll just go home.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (Ksjjk)

4 rd?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

5

Seven artists have asked New York City's Whitney Museum to remove their work from its biennial showcase of American art over a museum board member's ties to the sale of law enforcement supplies including tear gas.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (aKsyK)

6 Hello Dear, how was your day?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (GaOgf)

7 So NOT close.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

8 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (7WaWV)

9 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at July 20, 2019 10:01 PM (JFzNN)

10 ont!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (dm05u)

11
remember FAR OUT SPACE NUTS?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (qe9rM)

12 It is so hot in my area of Indiana that the roads are melting and the potholes are filling in by themselves.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (myjNJ)

13 Close, but....

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:03 PM (BiNEL)

14 Ahh the Grassroots. Many an evening making out with those guys playing in the background.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

15

Is Ndrangheta an Italian name?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (aKsyK)

16 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (arJlL)

17 remember FAR OUT SPACE NUTS?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 20, 2019 10:02 PM (qe9rM)

"I said lunch, not launch!"

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 20, 2019 10:04 PM (xPl2J)

18 Evening Horde!

No fish were caught today, but I did work on my tan.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (Z/1Kk)

19 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (myjNJ)

20 The memory is the second thing to go.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (kLxSO)

21 Well, now that you ask.. spent the late morning, early afternoon helping my son move in the blistering heat. I held the door open for people. LOL! I know my limits. Well... plus I paid for the movers so..

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (dUJdY)

22 Eighty-second!

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (I2/tG)

23 Some hammocks are more peaceful than others.
see niclink

Howdy, ONTlings.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (mZLmb)

24 Well, at least I am sure they are very polite Mafia, eh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (BiNEL)

25 Tell the kids that if they become the first people on Mars, it is going to be like Big Brother On F**king Mars. Everything is getting filmed and beamed back to Erf.

Posted by: empress wu at July 20, 2019 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

26 Upate4 on Dad

He is back home, they released him today. Doctor has ordered him to rest and do nothing strenuous for the next few days. Has nothing but praise for the surgical team that went in and fixed him. They only found one blockage area so only one stent.

Thanks for all the prayers Horde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (cH3lq)

27 off Tang Jin Dynasty Foot-Bound Sock

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (ykYG2)

28 Another ONT in the can."

Well, let it out!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (6qErC)

29 Com for da bull. Sounds like an invitation for the ONT.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)

30 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:05 PM (myjNJ)

Hey, free ring.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (t+qrx)

31 That "hammock" looks like one of those hanging shelters some trekkers use...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (7WaWV)

32 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

33 I'll tell you one thing we're doing that will come back and bite us; strollers for older children.

You see it all the time now. Some mother pushing a 2-5 year old around in a stroller while the kid is belted in and can't move.

1. Children need to be active to exercise their nerves and muscles and gain coordination. It's particularly important when they are very young.

We're preventing that.

2. Children need express themselves and their energy and their curiosity and again see #1.

We're suppressing that.

I don't know if mothers do it because it's easier than riding heard over the kid or because the kid is lazy or what but it's a practice that seem universal now and it will come with costs later on.

One of them being early onset obesity with all it's attending diseases and tragedy.

This shit has got to stop ladies.

Posted by: jakee308 - Hylozoist at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (W+zVf)

34 FAR OUT SPACE NUTS

At my age, far out nuts isn't something I'm remembering so much as looking forward to. If that's the expression.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (ykYG2)

35 Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?

Yes. Thank helicopter parenting, the education system, law enforcement and CPS.

Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Dead as a doornail. See above.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (NWiLs)

36 Wow, old sock. Haven't posted from the iPad in a while.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (t+qrx)

37 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

Same here Anna. Belated prayers up!






















Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:09 PM (BiNEL)

38 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Oh yeah?

Well it's so hot here I saw two crackheads putting copper back into an air conditioning unit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Ksjjk)

39 29 Com for da bull. Sounds like an invitation for the ONT.
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:07 PM (GaOgf)


Ha.

It was good, how was yours?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

40 I don't know if mothers do it because it's easier than riding heard over the kid or because the kid is lazy or what but

This shit has got to stop ladies.
Posted by: jakee308

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One of the neighborhood moms picks her kids up at the bus stop which is 6-8 houses away from their home.

The boys are 11 and 14.

They don't have a chance.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (Z/1Kk)

41 So the storm system that swept through Minn and Wis last night was a Derecho... https://preview.tinyurl.com/lzqywzc

Posted by: davidt at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (jY3BZ)

42 Well it's so hot here I saw two crackheads putting copper back into an air conditioning unit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (Ks
Now, that's hot!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (BiNEL)

43 It was good, how was yours?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

Fabulous!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (GaOgf)

44 Hrothgar's taken up speculating in real estate, I see...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (7WaWV)

45 Jordan's rap sheet includes convictions for scheme to defraud, violating probation, and passing bad checks or currency.

She single?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

46 The boys are 11 and 14.

They don't have a chance."

BETO!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:12 PM (6qErC)

47 I know you. You get bull joke from Hee-Haw.
That OK, funny funny.

Com-for-da-bull

Posted by: Peking Loe at July 20, 2019 10:12 PM (c8xLq)

48 Hrothgar's taken up speculating in real estate, I see...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 10:11 PM (7WaWV)

Starting small, but I intend to really expand!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (BiNEL)

49 Sure fire curiosity, adventure and confidence killers for kids are making sure they hear the following words more than anything else:

Stop.
Don't.
You can't.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (NWiLs)

50 Sat Nite Joke LOL !!

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (arJlL)

51 Do you know how much trouble 2 hooligans can do within 6 - 8 houses?

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (BbGew)

52 A lady saw three parrots for sale. They were priced was $150, $100, and $10.
Lady asks why one is so cheap and the owner said it used to live in a whorehouse. Lady laughs and buys the bird. When she gets it home it says, wow! This is a great new whorehouse. She laughs again.
When her teen age daughters get home the bird says, great, two new whores. They all laugh.
The husband comes home. Bird says, hey Joe! Glad you found our new location!


And that's when the fight started.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

53 I could manspread all over that chair.

Posted by: freaked at July 20, 2019 10:14 PM (UdKB7)

54 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

That was funny!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:14 PM (GaOgf)

55 Playing a video from the ONT

Get to the bottom of comments

Hit refresh

Music cuts off

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:15 PM (mZLmb)

56 Some people are trying to do something.

British Airways said Saturday it had suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precautionary measure following a security review.

German carrier Lufthansa also said it was suspending flights to Cairo from Munich and Frankfurt just for Saturday without giving any reason.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

57 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

LOL! Love it!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

58 Posted by: mindful webworker - click for Ozzy Man Bears v Hammock at July 20, 2019 10:15 PM (mZLmb)

Was the song "You Can't Always Get What You Want..."

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (BiNEL)

59 Anna I guess I missed what was going on with your dad. Glad he's doing better.
Posted by: Jewells45

Same here. And ditto.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (arJlL)

60 Biking the French way..........

LOL.

... I'm still laughing.

These idiot bikers might even be better than the British dorks who chase that big rolling cheese wheel down the hill and end up breaking an average of 2.4 bones apiece.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:18 PM (6fsOH)

61 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:13 PM (myjNJ)

Heh. More like that one please!

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:18 PM (kLxSO)

62 If you want to see what comes after the bikes crashing on the ice, take a look at "The Mountain of Hell" race. It is the go-pro camera of the eventual winner for the next 30 minutes. Harrowing to say the least.


https://tinyurl.com/y3p3lxu7

Posted by: Not That Guy at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (F3TDN)

63 a website founded by Laura Bates in which women self-testify about sexism they experience

"self-testify"? WTFF is that?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (6fsOH)

64 What happened to your father, Anna?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (GaOgf)

65 Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:16 PM (I2/tG)

....

I guess we're just left to assume that British Airways and Lufthansa are racist.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (Ksjjk)

66 Don't let anyone treat you like free salsa.
You are cheese dip baby. You... Are....Cheese...Dip.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (myjNJ)

67
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 10:22 PM (KCxzN)

68 48
Starting small, but I intend to really expand!
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I see, my son. That will be a penance of 4 Hail Marys.

Posted by: stumck at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (IpZ/y)

69 That bicycle video must be a metaphor for something, but I don't know what.

Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?

Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

70 "self-testify"? WTFF is that?

They're testy...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (6qErC)

71 What do you do when a blonde throws a grenade at you? Pull the pin and throw it back!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:24 PM (myjNJ)

72 I guess we're just left to assume that British Airways and Lufthansa are racist.

I flew Egypt Air New York-Cairo about ten years ago.

The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA, because they had their own security people at the gate, who were going very carefully through everyone's carryon luggage.

A tough part of the world.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (I2/tG)

73 It's so hot here that I just saw two hobbits throw a ring into my yard.

Its so hot here, I came in from outside and got a water from the fridge, I felt the cold air from the fridge and wondered how much trouble it would be to cut a hole in the door so I could hang my balls in the fridge.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

74 Q: How can you steal the window seat of a blonde on a plane going to London?

A: Tell her the seats that are going to London are all in the middle row.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (myjNJ)

75 Hi Insom!

Hiya Horde!

Hello flowers! Hello trees! Hello clouds!
It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (PkVlr)

76 Hello Alton!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

77 15.ndragheta is the Calabrian mob.

Posted by: kallisto at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (2vJ77)

78 The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA"

No one trusts the TSA.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (6qErC)

79 Thanks for all the prayers Horde.

Glad to hear everything turned out good for you and your family Anna.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (K22Va)

80 Hey, AltonJackson

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

81 wondered how much trouble it would be to cut a hole in the door so I could hang my balls in the fridge.

Annnddd... wine all over my monitor. Thanks.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (dUJdY)

82 Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (GaOgf)

83 78 The Egyptians clearly didn't trust TSA"

No one trusts the TSA.No one trusts the Government, Period.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 20, 2019 10:27 PM (6qErC)


Had to opine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

84 The riders in the bicycle video had no idea that the whole purpose of the race was to entertain random people on the Interweb.

Thanks! Never wise up, peeps.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (kLxSO)

85
1. Children need to be active to exercise their nerves and muscles and gain coordination. It's particularly important when they are very young.

We're preventing that.

2. Children need express themselves and their energy and their curiosity and again see #1.

We're suppressing that.


Get a flexi-leash instead.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (Wx/+I)

86 Is it ok to use my AM radio after NOON?

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (myjNJ)

87 82 Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:25 PM (arJlL)

You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:28 PM (GaOgf)

You?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

88 ceCorp, LLC. 5 out of 5 cucks despise The ONT.

You know who else despised The ONT?

Posted by: Somme Daywalker at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (DMUuz)

89
hey Jewells, hogmartin

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 20, 2019 10:30 PM (KCxzN)

90 Yeah, well its so hot here its just like...

Oh, every other damn summer.

Never mind.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 20, 2019 10:30 PM (NgKpN)

91 Tom is applying for a job as a signalman for the local railroad, and is told to meet the inspector at the signal box. The inspector decides to give Tom a pop quiz, asking, "What would you do if you realized that two trains were heading towards each other on the same track? " Tom says, "I would switch one train to another track. " "What if the lever broke? " asks the inspector. "I'd run down to the tracks and use the manual lever, " answers Tom. "What if that had been struck by lightning? " challenges the inspector. "Then, " Tom continues, "I'd run back up here and use the phone to call the next signal box. " "What if the phone was busy? " "In that case, " Tom argues, "I'd run to the street level and use the public phone near the station ". "What if that had been vandalized? " "Oh, well, " says Tom, "in that case I'd run into town and get my Uncle Leo. "This puzzles the inspector, so he asks, "Why would you do that? " "Because he's never seen a train crash! "

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

92 Have a good night my hordelings!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (myjNJ)

93 The French Connection went through the Canadian based mafia IIRC .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (2DOZq)

94 I taught my boys how to climb trees and jump out of swings.

I got some really dirty looks when I taught them how to back flip out of the swings. Other kids kept drifting over for lessons and their overprotective parents would drive them away and scold me.

I told them it's better if I teach them how to do it properly.

To each his own, I guess.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (PkVlr)

95 ( looks up self- testify)
Ah, here it is
Self-testify - verb, to make up shit

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:32 PM (BbGew)

96 You are cheese dip baby. You... Are....Cheese...Dip.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:21 PM (myjNJ)


El Azteco cheese dip?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

97 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

You know why women can't measure?

Because all their life they've been told that this________________________is eight inches.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (GaOgf)

98 "self-testify"

I.e., they make shit up.

I'm watching Mr Sunshine's first episode, involving nineteenth Korean serfdom / slavery. I doubt the modern snowflakes would last long in a system with real oppression under real despots.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (ykYG2)

99 Evening!

Got. A good carb coma going here.. it's our anniversary and we just got back from dinner at our favorite Spanish tapas restaurant.

I may not last too long!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 20, 2019 10:33 PM (438dO)

100

We usually have magnificent sunsets, crazy clouds, all kinds of colors, but...

Two days in a row the sun has set with absolutely no clouds in the sky, just dusky blue sky and a blazing disc on the horizon saying, "here, have a last blast of radiation!"

One more day before the weather breaks. So they say.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (mZLmb)

101 Good night madam.. great jokes!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

102 Hotter than a fresh-f*cked fox in a forest fire.

Hotter than a three-peckered goat in a pepper patch.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:34 PM (Ksjjk)

103 You could put one of those freezer packs in your shorts. Who cares about shrinkage?

I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)

104 When women wearing scoop chest tops stop leaning forward men can stop man spreading.

Posted by: epador at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (RyIfn)

105 Good night madam.. great jokes!
Posted by: Jewells45

Seconded.

Well, not The goodnite part.

Yet.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:36 PM (arJlL)

106 Yep, that's Creed Bratton from The Office playing for The Grass Roots.

Posted by: logprof at July 20, 2019 10:36 PM (S7WbR)

107 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

Bring em!

I was working in my front yard and hung my camo jacket on the gatepost.

A guy drives up, hops out of his car and grabs my jacket. As he gets back behind the wheel, I notice he has only one leg.

"You one legged prick!" I yell. "You got my camo jacket. You can hide, but you can't run!"

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:37 PM (kLxSO)

108 Avengers Endgame has surpassed Avatar at the box office. This great national shame has finally been lifted.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (LxTcq)

109 Where did the name Apollo for the US Moon mission come from?

January 1959 discussions on a post-Mercury program. Art Silverstein who offered up the suggested name did so since, "it was just an attractive name."

pg 14. We Reach the Moon. John Noble Wilford. Bantam Books. July 1969.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (cH3lq)

110 Okay, one last joke before I exit......


On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back? " To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (myjNJ)

111 hi ONTers

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (GBteo)

112 I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)


Relevant space content:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6mwrcrr

Posted by: hogmartin at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

113 hiya harry!

how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

114 I always took my three kids out to the Pinnacles formation north of Lake Arrowhead to free-climb some formidable rock formations. Including the daughter with Down's. It was good for all of them, especially Lauren the Gentle. She turned out to be a good climber, and later, a pretty good shot. No accidents, no broken bones.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (w7U7L)

115 On the opposite side of the coin are the Trailer Park trash and low income urban parents/ parent that let or force their kids to become adults way too soon.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (2DOZq)

116 For those who missed the posts Friday, Dad had suffered a minor heart attack Thursday night.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (cH3lq)

117 Thanks to all the jokers here, I needed a good laugh before I toddled off to bed, and I got several good laughs instead.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

118 I gotta think freezer pack jockey shorts already exist.

I think keeping the balls cool is one of the recommendations for dudes trying to build up their sperm count.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (Ksjjk)

119 how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

Eh, had a date tonight that didn't happen, so that's a bit of a bummer. And I don't have an AC (long story) and am suffering through a new england heat wave.

But other than that, everythings actually going remarkably well in my life, thanks for asking.

Hows everything with you?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (GBteo)

120 For those who missed the posts Friday, Dad had suffered a minor heart attack Thursday night.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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Still in hospital?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (xSo9G)

121 Reminds me to again recommend to pull up the Dave Chappell's bit Baby on the Corner.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

122 121 Reminds me to again recommend to pull up the Dave Chappell's bit Baby on the Corner.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:41 PM (2DOZq)

"Baby, what you doing on the corner?"

"I'm selling weed!"

haha

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (GBteo)

123 I was thinking seriously about inventing freezer pack jockey shorts.
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:35 PM (arJlL)

Relevant space content:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6mwrcrr
Posted by: hogmartin

That's nice and all, but I was thinking of a more immediate "Ahhhhhhhhh"

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (arJlL)

124 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:40 PM (cH3lq)

....

Hate to hear that.

Prayers for a speedy recovery for him.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (Ksjjk)

125
To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:38 PM (

Well done young lady. All quality!

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 10:42 PM (kLxSO)

126 I think keeping the balls cool is one of the recommendations for dudes trying to build up their sperm count.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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Nutz, hot nutz
You get 'em from the peanut man...

Posted by: Doug Clark and the Hot Nuts at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (CDGwz)

127 Well Facebook finally shot me in the head. When a post went up about Tliab calling Trump a MFer ..they spelled it... I posted that Muslims are well known for massacres.

Well that triggered them.

So no Armenian Genocide Rememberance Day for instance on FB?

Posted by: torabora at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (OqSi4)

128 Sorry Anna, that had to be scary. Glad he's doing better.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 20, 2019 10:43 PM (dUJdY)

129
Hows everything with you?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes

all is well. I survived 90 degrees with 90% humidity in central FLorida. The beach was fantastic! I got to meet Bboy and Bgal. awesome folks. Insom and I had a really nice time together.

Hopefully he'll be heading west in the fall.

Just got home from Mass, and I prayed for all yall.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (PkVlr)

130 https://apolloinrealtime.org/11/mobile/
About 12 minutes to go until Neil Armstrong steps off the ladder

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (BbGew)

131 My millennial niece told me I needed to move to Wisconsin to be with northern hillbillies like me so I could be with my people. I'm not sure if I'm pissed or not.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (K22Va)

132 Anna, He will be okay. I bet they put him on a few new medications. Make sure he takes them and does his follow ups.

Prayers for continued recovery

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:45 PM (PkVlr)

133 Happy anniversary Chi-town !!! I hope you and your beloved share many more!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:45 PM (mFoNl)

134 nurse ratched #94:
back flip out of the swings

?? ??

From standing up?

Sounds like what I'd been thinking about recently (in my dotage): a couple of things I did in life that I did once to say I could and did twice to be sure the first time wasn't a fluke. Dived off the high tower. Standing back flip on the trampoline. Rolled a cigarette with my tongue, cowboy-style.

Took many a forward leap, but never thought of backflip off the swings.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (mZLmb)

135 Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 20, 2019 10:31 PM (myjNJ)

Nice joke

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (aA3+G)

136 Okay, one last joke before I exit......


On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said: "Sir, do you realize your wife fell out of the car several miles back? " To which the farmer replied: "Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf! "


That's all, folks!
Posted by: madamemayhem

One time I was driving, wearing a black shirt and my seatbelt was black.

A cop stopped me and asked me why I wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

I said " I am wearing a seatbelt"

He looked and said "Oh".

"nevermind".

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:46 PM (arJlL)

137 It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.

But remember, thanks to gerbil warbeling, hundreds of people will soon be dying from heatwaves in Seattle.

Truly! The science is settled!

Posted by: Enviormentalists! at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

138 That's nice and all, but I was thinking of a more immediate "Ahhhhhhhhh"
Posted by: JT
------------

No problem. CO2 fire extinguisher.

You've probably heard the old expression, "What really frosts my balls is...."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (CDGwz)

139 Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (K22Va)

You are more than welcome to move here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

140 Anna Puma!!!

Thank goodness your dad is doing well!

I can highly recommend the DASH diet for cardiac patients. Husband is ten years out from his quad bypass, and is in great health. It's also not too bad to follow.

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (mFoNl)

141 Took many a forward leap, but never thought of backflip off the swings.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story


nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:48 PM (PkVlr)

142 But remember, thanks to gerbil warbeling, hundreds of people will soon be dying from heatwaves in Seattle.



Truly! The science is settled!

Posted by: Enviormentalists! at July 20, 2019 10:47 PM (I2/tG)

To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 20, 2019 10:49 PM (BiNEL)

143 We've assimilated to the heat and humidity in Houston so I will not dismiss the dire warnings of this week's heatwave for those who are not used to it. It's just another Tuesday in Houston.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:49 PM (2DOZq)

144 all is well. I survived 90 degrees with 90% humidity in central FLorida. The beach was fantastic! I got to meet Bboy and Bgal. awesome folks. Insom and I had a really nice time together.

Hopefully he'll be heading west in the fall.

Just got home from Mass, and I prayed for all yall.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:44 PM (PkVlr)

Excellent. I'll be in that horrific hellhole of an area later this summer (central FL). I don't know how anyone thought it was a good idea to settle somewhere that is literally unlivable without air conditioning.

And yes, I think the horde needs as many prayers as we can get.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (GBteo)

145 It's sunny and 75 here, mountains are out, breeze out of the north. Gorgeous day here in Sea Town.
----

Hmm. 74 deg. here, 10:50 pm so, can't see the mountains. Still have a few lightening bugs though.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (CDGwz)

146 I do the Saturday Vigil Mass too usually, but this evening was too rainy and I thought it might get haily.

Will be doing it tomorrow AM.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:50 PM (ykYG2)

147 and Harry: sorry your day wasn't good. hope tomorrow is better.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:51 PM (ykYG2)

148 You are more than welcome to move here

It's getting worse tax and crime wise by the month. I was offered a space for a 3 season trailer on the Wolf to start. Maybe.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (K22Va)

149 nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.
Posted by: nurse ratched
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Not. Happening.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (CDGwz)

150 Mis Hum, thanks for The Grassroots. I like a lot of their stuff. "Midnight Confessions" is my fav but so many others are good also ("Sooner or Later", "Where Were You When I Needed You", to name just a couple.)


They never seem to get any airplay on the oldie stations.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (RfzVr)

151 Parent health scares are tough. Prayers up for Moron parents who are having issues

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

152 Posted by: cfo mom at July 20, 2019 10:52 PM (RfzVr)

I have Sooner or Later on my play list.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 20, 2019 10:54 PM (2DOZq)

153 The Moon in mythology.

Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon.

In True History by the second century Greek Lucian of Samosata there is a story of a trip to the Moon and finding inhabitants who rode on the backs of three-headed vultures.

John Keats - "What is there in thee, moon, that thou shouldst move my heart so potently?"

pg 17-18. Ibid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 10:55 PM (cH3lq)

154 To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

And we've all already died from losing net neutrality, of course.

There is a meteorologist at the University of Washington, Cliff Mass, who runs a regionally popular weather blog.

Mass believes in AGW, but he also believes in refuting particularly stupid assertions about AGW, like the deadly Seattle heatwaves claim.

As a result, local environmentalists hate him - you are not allowed to deviate from the Party Line, no matter how absurd the Party Line is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 10:55 PM (I2/tG)

155 Two years ago tonight.

Weird Dave had the ONT. Brought to you by a ship-shipping ship, shipping shipping ships.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=370777

"GOULD" grabbed firstesses.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:56 PM (mZLmb)

156 how's the life of the young, wicked and handsome?
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 10:39 PM (PkVlr)

Eh, had a date tonight that didn't happen, so that's a bit of a bummer. And I don't have an AC (long story) and am suffering through a new england heat wave.

One time some friends hooked me up with a blind date.

The woman's skin was so white, it made her teeth look yellow.

Or her teeth were so yellow, it made her skin look white.

I dunno which. All I know is, I took one look at her teeth and said to myself "I ain't stickin' my tongue in that yap".

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

157 Those chairs, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (5aX2M)

158 146 I do the Saturday Vigil Mass too usually, but this evening was too rainy and I thought it might get haily.

Will be doing it tomorrow AM.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 1

{{{boulder}}}

I love worship in the original languages. I got to go to Latin Mass with our neighbor when his church offered it. It is beautiful.

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (mFoNl)

159 That's one small step for man
One giant leap for mankind

Posted by: Skip at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (BbGew)

160 147 and Harry: sorry your day wasn't good. hope tomorrow is better.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:51 PM (ykYG2)

Oh, thanks. Didn't mean to give off the impression my day was bad -- overall, had a pretty decent day -- got a lot done with work and around the house, spent many hours in the gym (it's air conditioned), got dinner with some friends. A little bummed about the date flaking on me, but I mean, she kind of sucks anyways, so it's not a huge loss.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (GBteo)

161 nurse ratched #141:
nah, sitting down. all you do is swing really high, lean back, tip your head back and let go at the top of the arc. the back flip practically does itself. all you really need to do is spot the landing.

Right. I get it. Next time I'm twelve, I'm a-gonna give that a try!

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (mZLmb)

162 Aerosmith. Sweet Emotion.
On me iTunes right now.

One of a precious few songs I never tire of hearing.

A precious few.

Classic rock has been wrung dry.

Sweet Emotion and Comfortably Numb make the cut.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (aurSP)

163 Gerbil warbling is no joke!

Posted by: Richard Gere at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

164 I dunno which. All I know is, I took one look at her teeth and said to myself "I ain't stickin' my tongue in that yap".
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:57 PM (arJlL)

Heh.

Gotta use those whitening strips and get some sun, ya know?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (GBteo)

165 Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon

True fact: since the First Consul succeeded in escaping Ebla, the contingency plan in case he'd escaped St Helena too would have been to exile him to the far side of la lune.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (ykYG2)

166 I went to take the boat out to look at the moonrise on the river, but the tide was too low. So now I read the ONT.

Just as well, I'm pretty fried from the heat today.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (7Llwi)

167 *Elba

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (ykYG2)

168 Hiya Moki !

How was your Birthday ?

Was it enjoyable ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (arJlL)

169 Gerbil warbling is no joke!
Posted by: Richard Gere at July 20, 2019 10:58 PM (DMUuz)

Does that involve circular breathing?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (aurSP)

170 {{Moki}}!

The Mass is in English, but I might be singing something in Aramaic in a few weeks. I'm a little apprehensive.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (ykYG2)

171 Radio Isotope Gerbil?

RIG?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (cH3lq)

172 "self-testify"? WTFF is that?
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at July 20, 2019 10:19 PM (6fsOH)

aka "Making Shit Up".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:01 PM (abNpZ)

173 and, ah, one giant splash for an Olds Mobile.

Posted by: Ted! at July 20, 2019 11:01 PM (ykYG2)

174 168 Hiya Moki !

How was your Birthday ?

Was it enjoyable ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 10:59 PM (arJlL)

It was!! I love being 29!!!! Kidlet and I watched season four of Bosch, and ate Chick Fil A. Can't beat that.

How are you??!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:02 PM (mFoNl)

175 Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

Well, riding bicycles up an icy hill is right out.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:02 PM (abNpZ)

176 Whose idea was it to ride bicycles down an icy hill?
Posted by: rickl at July 20, 2019 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

I know! I know!

What is being a teenager in Cody, Wyoming in 1980?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aurSP)

177 AOP-

I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

178
The Mass is in English, but I might be singing something in Aramaic in a few weeks. I'm a little apprehensive.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 20, 2019 11:00 PM (ykYG2)

That is AWESOME!!!!!!

I wish there was a way for you to record it and post on here. That would be an amazing Musical Interlude!!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (mFoNl)

179 Well I am going to read a bit of We Reach the Moon. For the 50th anniversary of the landing and of the publication of the book which occurred 48 hours after splash down.

Found my copy at a garage sale.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (cH3lq)

180 What do I win?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (aurSP)

181 How are you??!!!

Posted by: Moki

Great !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:05 PM (arJlL)

182 The Moon in mythology.
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One word: Cheese

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (CDGwz)

183 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

striking the assailant behind you.

Duh!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (aurSP)

184 Buzz said it didn't bother him that the Chinese want to be astronaut s.
Said it is fresh to them so it's natural.

Also there's nothing here to excite the kids.
When we get something going our kids will be there.

Wisdom from the master.
he

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (ePWRo)

185
Cherokees ran wild during an eclipse banging kettles and making as much racket as possible to scare away the giant frog that was trying to eat the Moon.

Sounds like the protesters in Puerto Rico.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:06 PM (aKsyK)

186 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)


you can use it to align drilled holes
also useful for self-defense

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (dm05u)

187 The three dogs are asleep on the floor. My husband is asleep in the recliner. It's another wild and crazy night!

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (Lqy/e)

188 Happy anniversary Chi-town !!! I hope you and your beloved share many more!!!

Posted by: Moki
.............
Thank you! 46 down and hopefully many more!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (438dO)

189 What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)

striking the assailant behind you.

Duh!
Posted by: Pug Mahon

LOL !

And then poke him in the eye with the point ?

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (arJlL)

190 also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom
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In case you are attacked by a nut.

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 20, 2019 11:09 PM (xSo9G)

191 To be fair, the only ones that will be around to die from gerbil warbeling will be those that didn't drown when the seas rose, so it's not as bad as you made it sound!

As elsewhere, the environmental movement in Portland is increasingly relying on using fifteen-year-olds as spokespeople (it helps if you aren't aware of the fifty-year history of false predictions of ecological doom).

Some of these kids recently testified before the Portland city council, and they really and truly believe that they personally will die from global warming, if we don't immediately dismantle industrial society. This is obviously something they are being taught at school.

How screwed up is it to tell young teenagers that their future is almost certainly hopeless, because of an overblown alleged threat?

You want to talk about evil - there it is.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:09 PM (I2/tG)

192 you can use it to align drilled holes
Posted by: vmom happy

LOOKITCHOO !

Not just another purty face, huh ?

Thanks !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:10 PM (arJlL)

193 At the Iowa Speedway for the IndyCar race. It rained earlier, around the scheduled start time. Rain has stopped and the track is mostly dry. Looks like they're going to try to run the race tonight. 10:09 PM local time. Going to be a late night.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:10 PM (wshbh)

194 also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom
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In case you are attacked by a nut.
Posted by: Wallace and Gromit

LOL !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:11 PM (arJlL)

195 LOL !

And then poke him in the eye with the point ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (arJlL)

naw. Flail around like you're possessed. I might lose the fight, but the fookers will know they have been in a fight. I have surprisingly solid elbows.

Not to mention a berserker mindset that I keep carefully sated with Cheetos and beer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at July 20, 2019 11:11 PM (aurSP)

196 ...I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)




That's an Ironworkers' wrench. Most are fixed sized, open end wrenches, but with the same point.

When the crane is hosting "red-iron" (steel "I" beams and their corresponding vertical posts) into place, the Ironworker will ram the point of the wrench into the holes in the adjoining steel pieces to align them.

He'll then insert a bolt into the next adjacent hole, which will also have been "lined up" by the wrench exercise.

Removing the wrench, that hole is now also aligned to receive it's bolt.

Lather, rinse and repeat a few thousand times, and now your steel superstructure is complete.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 11:12 PM (QzJWU)

197 Sounds like the protesters in Puerto Rico.

Do you really want it?
Do you really want it?
Do you really want it?
Go, go, go, ale ale ale
Go, go, go, ale ale ale
Go, go, go, here we go, yeah

How dare anyone make fun of me, and my scared sexual preferences?

Posted by: Ricky Martin! at July 20, 2019 11:12 PM (I2/tG)

198 bzzzt ssstttt
That'szzz one small stepzztggh man
One gianzzz leap zortbsztankind.

That's what I heard.

It was still cool.

Then to stand outside and gaze up in great wonder at that companion orb with bootprints on it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (mZLmb)

199 G'night y'all. I hope you all sleep well, and have a wonderful Sunday!!

Posted by: Moki at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (mFoNl)

200 How screwed up is it to tell young teenagers that their future is almost certainly hopeless, because of an overblown alleged threat?

My first few weeks here in Boulder County I went downtown in time to see a march through the streets, led by a big plush polar bear, of little kids chanting "what do we want / STOP GLOBAL WARMING / when do we want it / NOWWW". And I saw all the preening white parents standing around recording it all.

You want to talk about evil - there it is.

Yeah. That.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (ykYG2)

201 I recently acquired a crescent wrench and the handle is solid steel that comes to a point.

What is the purpose of this ?
Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:04 PM (arJlL)


you can use it to align drilled holes
also useful for self-defense
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 20, 2019 11:07 PM (dm05u)

vmom has it right. Called a "spud wrench", IIRC. They make box end and open end wrenches in that style, too. Typically used in the construction trades.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (abNpZ)

202
Something funny and sad I saw today...

https://youtu.be/SkfwWL27NJI?t=344

^^
Senator Reed gives a pathetic little wave while Chuck Schumer gives a "thumbs-up" sign to illegal immigrant men locked up at a boarder patrol facility. This is after they spend five minutes haranguing border patrol for not letting them go free.

Posted by: Serious Cat at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (GtG/j)

203 Right. I get it. Next time I'm twelve, I'm a-gonna give that a try!
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story


I taught my boys, my Goddaughter and my nieces when they were 5-8. It was great fun getting the other parents to freak the fuck out.

I'm a gymnast. I have also coached some pretty damn good gymnasts. It isn't rocket science.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PkVlr)

204 Madam Mayhem's last joke reminds of the biker shirt that reads on the back: "If you can read this, the bitch fell off!"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (7WaWV)

205 Thanks AOP and Jim.

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:16 PM (arJlL)

206 Lindt 85% by itself. On bananas or with popcorn Hershey's milk chocolate is the yummyest.

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:17 PM (ePWRo)

207 202
Something funny and sad I saw today...

https://youtu.be/SkfwWL27NJI?t=344

^^
Senator Reed gives a pathetic little wave while Chuck Schumer gives a "thumbs-up" sign to illegal immigrant men locked up at a boarder patrol facility. This is after they spend five minutes haranguing border patrol for not letting them go free.
Posted by: Serious Cat at July 20, 2019 11:13 PM (GtG/j)

So when does Congress put an end to the CBP and all border controls? (That is, if they are serious. But as we all know, per Emerson, a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines .)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (/0HPZ)

208 vmom has it right. Called a "spud wrench"

So, I could spear baked potatoes with it !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (arJlL)

209 Made a major score at the local dump today. Found not one, but two of these, both complete with all their tubes:

https://www.dynakitparts.com/shop/mark-iii-kit-120-vac/


Looked around for the associated preamps; not to be found. Haz sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (abNpZ)

210 Bozo Conservative, earlier today:
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86&post=382364#c31071258

...And that night we watched the televised broadcast from the Moon.

I sat on the couch next to my Grandmother, who had known the Wright Brothers 60 plus years before. And we talked about what an incredible century it had been.

From the Wright Brothers to Apollo 11, in the lifetime of a person....

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (mZLmb)

211 Yeah. That.

There is a lot of pressure being put on the mayor of Portland to declare a "climate emergency" - apparently this would be the climate version of martial law.

Some wags have already suggested that Portland city government can immediately take these steps to Save The Planet:

First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

212 I've got a couple of adjustable spanners ("Crescent wrenches") that have another Crescent wrench (of a different size) on the other end -- a double Crescent wrench, as it were...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (7WaWV)

213 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GaOgf)

214 First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

I'm frankly not against any of that, so...

Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GBteo)

215 If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

By freight, with the hoboes. I'll even chip in for the Thunderbird fund.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:21 PM (ykYG2)

216 213 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!
Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GaOgf)

Since I moved out of my parents house 10ish years ago, I've only had cable when it was free at one of the places I rented.

I honestly don't understand people who insist on paying $100+ a month to watch advertisements and shitty shows.

I feel like a Luddite saying that, but I mean...

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (GBteo)

217 Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:15 PM (PkVlr)

Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (aA3+G)

218 boulder, when and where will you be singing ? heading to Arvada for 3 weeks soon, would love to attend.

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:23 PM (B+t5k)

219 Made a major score at the local dump today. Found not one, but two of these, both complete with all their tubes:


Nice

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:23 PM (arJlL)

220 Holy Shit Marvel jumped the shark in Comic Con today. Natalie Portman is going the be Thor. There are some good sounding movies in the mix but it sounds like an identity politics train wreck over all. I'll catch the next Guardians just to complete the trilogy but not sure if that got an official announcement yet.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (QCc6B)

221 This past week we cut the cord after researching for a while.
On Friday I called and cancelled Direct TV.
Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.
The savings are significant, too!
Posted by: ALH

Nice

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (arJlL)

222 ...First, ban all plane travel by city employees and elected officials.

No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

Second, eliminate the reserved parking spaces city council members have at city hall.

Third, require that all city employees take mass transit to work.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM (I2/tG)

I'm frankly not against any of that, so...

Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:20 PM (GBteo)




Well, if they don't wanna ride the bus or the train, then require that they ride a bicycle to work.

That's what they flew to Hampsterdam to "study" after all, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 20, 2019 11:24 PM (QzJWU)

223 No more flying to Amsterdam on "fact-finding" missions to look at bicycle lanes. If you want to attend a "climate conference" in New York, take the train.

And so on...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:19 PM



But, but "De Wallen" has some of the best designed bike lanes in the world!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 20, 2019 11:25 PM (7WaWV)

224 One sign that I'm getting old is that the Grass Roots'. "Temptation Eyes" is regularly played over the pa in my supermarket. Also, frontman Rob Grill died a few years ago.

Posted by: mercenary13 at July 20, 2019 11:25 PM (fvMOw)

225 chango butt : in Houston, for my grandmother, Kaddish. it really isn't a public performance

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:26 PM (ykYG2)

226 McDonald's. Argue with a redneck girl - she's not going to backup.

Posted by: Charlie at July 20, 2019 11:27 PM (ePWRo)

227 right on boulder. really cool. break a leg.

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:28 PM (B+t5k)

228 Rock & Roll will never die. Walmart is selling vinyl lp's. It was like deja vue seeing the cover of The Dark Side of the Moon in the electronics section.

Posted by: ALH at July 20, 2019 11:28 PM (GaOgf)

229 Looked around for the associated preamps; not to be found. Haz sad.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:18 PM (abNpZ

That's because the preamps were there earlier.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:29 PM (kLxSO)

230 preamps were pre-empted

Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (B+t5k)

231 Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (PkVlr)

232 Since I moved out of my parents house 10ish years ago, I've only had cable when it was free at one of the places I rented.

I honestly don't understand people who insist on paying $100+ a month to watch advertisements and shitty shows.

I feel like a Luddite saying that, but I mean...
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:22 PM (GBteo)

That's funny, because cable TV was originally sold as commercial free TV.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

233 I'm most pissed that the fat flabby boring looser that played Luke Cage in the Netflix series is going to be Blade! Talk about rubbing salt in the wound. Not only is that the death Nell of bringing the Netflix Daredevil to the MCU, but it's an insult to all the Denzel fans everywhere. I was a huge Denzel Washington fan back in the day. Talk about big shoes to fill. What a massive disappointment in casting.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (QCc6B)

234 What's up you morons? 50 years ago we landed on the freaking Moon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from. R at July 20, 2019 11:31 PM (2+yJZ)

235 we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done
Posted by: nurse ratched

It was just getting interesting !

Posted by: JT at July 20, 2019 11:32 PM (arJlL)

236 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:33 PM (fuK7c)

237 So.....what is the scoop on this supposed roundup and deportation of illegals that is/was supposed to happen?

Are there any stories out there about this?



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 20, 2019 11:34 PM (ufFY8)

238 That's because the preamps were there earlier.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:29 PM (kLxSO)

230 preamps were pre-empted
Posted by: chango butt at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (B+t5k)

Quite possibly, or perhaps they were built into a piece of furniture that was kept. The KT88 tubes in the one I opened up are "Groovetubes". Maybe made by Sovtek? Looks like a selected matched pair.

Maybe Garrett knows something about these.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (abNpZ)

239 Well, maybe the mass transit thing, that's obnoxious.

The background behind that is that Portland city government hates cars, and is constantly reducing the vehicle capacity of major arterial streets to force people out of their cars and onto bikes and mass transit. Sauce for the goose...

That's what they flew to Hampsterdam to "study" after all, right?

A former mayor of Portland led a "fact finding" delegation to Amsterdam. Once he got there, he ditched the rest of the delegation, because he was more interested in "fact finding" Amsterdam's gay bars than bike lanes.

This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

240

Healthy Vinyl Plant Growth
New pressing plants are sprouting up across the globe

https://tinyurl.com/y3sxkfxn

scroll down

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (aKsyK)

241 What's up you morons? 50 years ago we landed on the freaking Moon.

Posted by: Farmer posting from. R at July 20, 2019 11:31 PM (2+yJZ)

Yep. Saw it live. Unforgettable.

Sad today that the spirit of those times is not to be found in what passes for our culture today.

Posted by: Halfwise at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (kLxSO)

242 The top of that ice hill was actually the Maginot Line

Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:36 PM (9MQsq)

243 A former mayor of Portland led a "fact finding" delegation to Amsterdam. Once he got there, he ditched the rest of the delegation, because he was more interested in "fact finding" Amsterdam's gay bars than bike lanes.

This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

Well, the rest of the delegation was either fact-finding in the brothels, or in the pot cafes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 20, 2019 11:36 PM (abNpZ)

244 That's funny, because cable TV was originally sold as commercial free TV.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (Rz2Nc)

Ha, yeah. So I hear.

I was at my ex's parents house a year or so ago and they were watching some screaming heads on MSNBC, then switching to some silly show about old cars during commercials, then back to screaming heads, but sometimes the commercials aligned, and...

All I could think was "this is worth $100+ a month? Yikes."

I mean, I pay $100 a year for prime (which I use mostly for the 2 day shipping, since I'm an internet hermit when it comes to shopping), and I use my sisters Netflix for free and my parents HBO Go for free, plus youtube and I feel like I have more content then I know what to do with. With minimal / no ads.

But I don't even watch that much TV or content to begin with.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (GBteo)

245 Since we got the high speed internet, netflix and kinetic tv, we haven't missed the old provider one little bit.

"Provider" of what? (I so hate that word and the fact it is used for every damn thing...)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (/0HPZ)

246 Chandrayaan, aka the Pajeet Probe, got delayed four days ago.

I'm actually sorry it did. I'm totally rooting for a Ballywood musical set in Tycho Crater.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:37 PM (ykYG2)

247

Kroger is the provider of my groceries.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (aKsyK)

248 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

----

Okay girlie, it's true you plucked that $20 out of the beer bottle (no hands! ) but if you had real talent, you'd fold it.

HA!!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Z/1Kk)

249 This was the mayor who had sex with an underaged guy while in office. Since it's Portland, he wasn't prosecuted, but he did decide not to run for reelection.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:35 PM (I2/tG)

Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:38 PM (Rz2Nc)

250 Well, the rest of the delegation was either fact-finding in the brothels, or in the pot cafes.

It's just fair compensation for all the suffering we endure on behalf of the People!

Posted by: Senior Portland Bureaucrats at July 20, 2019 11:39 PM (I2/tG)

251 Brit builds fart machine, points it at France

http://bit.ly/fart-machine

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:39 PM (mZLmb)

252 Greetings:

Re: Telegraph Jokes

College Student to Dad: No mun, no fun, your son.

Dad to College Student: Too bad, you're sad, your Dad

Posted by: 11B40 at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (evgyj)

253
Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Is there a city anywhere on this planet that is not run by people like that?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

254 I bought a new grill yesterday at Walmart and assembled it today.

I felt like I was living out a Bill Burr skit as I put it together, just short of stomping it to pieces in frustration.

Turned out to be a pretty fun little grill. It's a charcoal grill on one side and a propane griddle on the other. Cooked some stir fry on it and it's a pretty good little griddle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (48XXE)

255 231 Once upon a time I dated some gymnasts those girls were limber
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


we also have some pretty amazing muscle control.


......and I'm done
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (PkVlr)


I bet you're not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:41 PM (aA3+G)

256 233
I'm most pissed that the fat flabby boring looser that played Luke Cage
in the Netflix series is going to be Blade! Talk about rubbing salt in
the wound. Not only is that the death Nell of bringing the Netflix
Daredevil to the MCU, but it's an insult to all the Denzel fans
everywhere. I was a huge Denzel Washington fan back in the day. Talk
about big shoes to fill. What a massive disappointment in casting.

Posted by: Max Power


You're being sarcastic. <scows>

Posted by: Wesley Snipes at July 20, 2019 11:42 PM (Qt2ya)

257 I'm sitting here looking at my security camera feed watching a 6 foot plus rattlesnake hunt for mice. The pair of road runners we have on our property will get him in the morning. Those things love them some rattlesnack.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Si vis Pacem, Para Bellum) at July 20, 2019 11:42 PM (l7Kbv)

258 Crosses Portland, OR off places to ever visit.

To be fair to Portland, it's become the Costa Rica of city governments - no mayor ever gets reelected.

We'll see if the current mayor can manage that.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 20, 2019 11:43 PM (I2/tG)

259 Greetings:

Re: Finland

SIbelius and his "Karelia Suite" and "Findlandia"

and sometimes snipers.

Posted by: 11B40 at July 20, 2019 11:44 PM (evgyj)

260 Sad today that the spirit of those times is not to be found in what passes for our culture today.

Amen to that. Not hard to be accused of being a crabby old fucker either. Times has changed.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:45 PM (K22Va)

261 "Drivers, start your engines" at the Iowa Speedway IndyCar race. 10:47 PM local time.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:48 PM (wshbh)

262 Guys I'm drunk. When I'm sober I do know the difference between Wesley Snipes and Denzel Washington.

Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:49 PM (QCc6B)

263 There are muscles which a minority of girls can control that have nothing to do with gymnastics.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Wiggle ears?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 20, 2019 11:50 PM (7Llwi)

264 Is there a city anywhere on this planet that is not run by people like that?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (aKsyK)

I would hope most cities aren't run by a gay pedophile.

As an interesting side note, autocuccumber offered no spelling help for pedophile.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (Rz2Nc)

265 Guys I'm drunk. When I'm sober I do know the difference between -

Apparently I'm unable to tell the difference between the Tang and the Jin.

If I'm to put in a word in mine own defence: when dealing with chubby mediaeval Chinese aristocrats, it *is* hard to tell the difference between the males and the females.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (ykYG2)

266 Green flag!

Posted by: Iowa Bob at July 20, 2019 11:51 PM (wshbh)

267 Ok, lets get fucked up.

Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:54 PM (K22Va)

268 Posted by: dartist at July 20, 2019 11:45 PM (K22Va)

I use to be accused of being a young crabby fucker

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 20, 2019 11:54 PM (aA3+G)

269 Knitting With Heavy Metal turned out not to be what I thought it would be. I've done some very basic crochet with 30 gauge wire and beads, so I thought the participants would be attempting to actually knit with 10 or 12 gauge wire -- which I really can't see happening in the least little bit. I know what it takes for me to merely open and close 16 gauge jump rings. (I pretty much stick with 18 gauge.) I was really disappointed to discover the contestants were knitting with ordinary yarn while on stage with metal bands. I wanted to see some muscle bound individuals actually knitting with heavy gauge wire.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 20, 2019 11:55 PM (eP3XU)

270 I bought a new grill yesterday at Walmart and assembled it today.

I felt like I was living out a Bill Burr skit as I put it together, just short of stomping it to pieces in frustration.

Turned out to be a pretty fun little grill. It's a charcoal grill on one side and a propane griddle on the other. Cooked some stir fry on it and it's a pretty good little griddle.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 20, 2019 11:40 PM (48XXE)

Blackstone tailgater? I have a Blackstone griddle, I like it. Considering getting a smaller one for the lake cottage.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

271

You put the Tang in the gin and drink it all up.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (aKsyK)

272 Wiggle ears?


I can wiggle my ears. Independently.

I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (fuK7c)

273 I can wiggle my ears. Independently.

I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 20, 2019 11:56 PM (fuK7c)

How are you doing?

Posted by: Elsie The Cow at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (abNpZ)

274 I'm talking about girl muscles that I don't have.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

heh

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (PkVlr)

275 Farmer? You asked after my mom the other night. Nice of you. She's holding steady, moving slowly but staying sharp. Having trouble with the crosswords and cryptoquotes lately - the eyes, not the wits. Still stomps most of us at Gin Rummy.

All prayers for her to have less pain, especially in the morning, welcomed. (S'pose a few of us can relate to that.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 20, 2019 11:57 PM (mZLmb)

276 I had a buddy of mine that was a skinny fucker until he moved to Alaska and now he's a husky fucker.

Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (9MQsq)

277 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

I wrote in Ned Flanders.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (iB1oa)

278
I use to be accused of being a young crabby fucker
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


You could open up a restaurant in Bikini Bottom.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 20, 2019 11:59 PM (aKsyK)

279 talking about girl muscles that I don't have.

We can fix that.

Posted by: cutting-edge twenty first century #woke american medical science at July 20, 2019 11:59 PM (ykYG2)

280 I had a buddy of mine that was a skinny fucker until he moved to Alaska and now he's a husky fucker.
Posted by: Biggus Dickus at July 20, 2019 11:58 PM (9MQsq)
-----
Phrasing.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (iB1oa)

281 277 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

I wrote in Ned Flanders.
Posted by: Captain Obvious


I'm so pissed those asshats messed up Portlandia. I used to go on girls' trips with my besties to Portland. Nice hotels, bars, restaurants, shops.....and Powell's

and the bastards fucked it up.

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (PkVlr)

282 254 -- Bitter -- You would have loved Christmas Eve in the 50s. Everything had to be assembled. The neighborhood dad's would form a group, then move from house to house, assembling all the toys. I suspect that the toys for the kids living at the last house or two were a little wobbly Christmas morning.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (eP3XU)

283 >>>You could open up a restaurant in Bikini Bottom.


I hear help is hard to find

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (aA3+G)

284 and the bastards fucked it up.
Posted by: nurse ratched

----

Nurse, it's what they do. Everywhere.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (Z/1Kk)

285 heh

Posted by: nurse ratched



Oh, you know what I'm talking about. Interesting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (fuK7c)

286 I'm so pissed those asshats messed up Portlandia. I used to go on girls' trips with my besties to Portland. Nice hotels, bars, restaurants, shops.....and Powell's

and the bastards fucked it up.
Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:00 AM (PkVlr)
-----
It was a whole lot better when I moved here twenty years ago. Now...the deterioration is obvious. If they screw up Barbur Blvd (the main drag near my house) by running light rail down the middle of it...well, I'd just as soon not sell the house (it's paid off), but it may come to that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:04 AM (iB1oa)

287 Adjoining wiring systems "talk" to each other and have to be re-routed. The rendezvous radar for LM 3 [ the one for Apollo 9] ... performed perfectly in factory tests, but once installed, set up electrical interference with other systems. A cabin-lighting control panel turned out, Kraft said, "to be a pretty good little radio receiver." It had to be removed and rebuilt while the schedule continued to slip.

pg 209 - 210. Ibid.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 21, 2019 12:04 AM (cH3lq)

288 Crabby fuckers aren't bad people. Society needs us.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:05 AM (K22Va)

289 Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:05 AM (K2

No shit, eh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 21, 2019 12:06 AM (aA3+G)

290 Greetings, everyone

Another "meetup" tomorrow which should be fun.

"Fun" I'm pretty sure has a definition and a standard meaning and all.

If I'm lucky, I'll ignore the alarm.

Well, that's not fair, the folks in this "meetup" are really very nice.

But I am who I am.

Damn it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 21, 2019 12:08 AM (l9m7l)

291 The last time a Portland city council seat was up for a vote, both of the wimyn that were running for it were Marxist slitches.

Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Guess who won.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (I2/tG)

292 Blackstone tailgater? I have a Blackstone griddle, I like it. Considering getting a smaller one for the lake cottage.


It's similar to the tailgater and it is a Blackstone, but it's got more sturdy legs.

I think it's just called the Griddle Charcoal Grill Combo.

It's a tidy little unit. I'll let you know after I grill on the charcoal side. It's pretty sturdy, though, as near as I can tell.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (48XXE)

293 The neighborhood dad's would form a group, then move from house to house, assembling all the toys. I suspect that the toys for the kids living at the last house or two were a little wobbly Christmas morning.
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at July 21, 2019 12:02 AM (eP3XU)


That's pretty cool.

Back when neighbors talked to each other.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:12 AM (48XXE)

294
I spent nearly all day fixing a mess caused by Win10's "fast startup" option, otherwise known as hybrid shutdown. It got turned on on this install without my knowledge.

If you're dual or multibooting, that will cause disk corruption if you start back up and boot into any other system than the one you shut down from.

I did that last night, booted Linux up, and then came back to this Win10, and noticed disk corruption.

Just a few files hoses, but boy did that cause a major malfunction. I thought I had it fixed earlier, but found something else and just got that fixed.

MS will just do shit like this without any regard for the consequences. Arrogance is what it is.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2019 12:13 AM (f1Vqw)

295 Now...the deterioration is obvious.

Lived in Portland for twenty years, but moved to the burbs when I bought a house.

Just two miles away from Portland, but the laws are actually enforced here - if a hobo meth RV parks in front of my house, I can call the sheriff to get the guy removed - I don't have to pretend that he is my new "neighbor", like I would in Portland.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:15 AM (I2/tG)

296 30 minutes until I could see the space station flyover.

Posted by: Ha at July 21, 2019 12:15 AM (MAstk)

297 Okay! Thread is deader than Mr. Kurtz! Happily, I'm here to help!

1) possums!

2) Linda Ronstadt!

3) piss troughs!

I went to a Linda Ronstadt concert once, but she was passed out drunk on stage with her guitar pick lost in her guitar somewheres, so... I went to the gents to pee, but they didn't have a piss trough, so I went outside & accidentally drowned a poor ole possum!

Posted by: mnw at July 21, 2019 12:16 AM (Cssks)

298 30 minutes until I could see the space station flyover.

Kewl!

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at July 21, 2019 12:16 AM (LPnfS)

299

In July of 1969 a ham radio operator and amateur radio-astronomer by the name of Larry Baysinger, W4EJA, accomplished an amazing feat. He independently detected radio transmissions from the Apollo 11 astronauts on the lunar surface.

http://www.arrl.org/eavesdropping-on-apollo-11

https://soundcloud.com/shannon-hall4/apollo-11-recording

These were 5 watt radio transmissions, 239,000 miles away.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (aKsyK)

300 "Fun" I'm pretty sure has a definition and a standard meaning and all.

I say Nay Nay!

Posted by: John Pinette at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (LPnfS)

301 But I am who I am.
Damn it.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


You have to say it with Popeye's accent.
"I yam what I yam an' tha's all what I yam!"
Try saying it outloud, with vigor, and feel your forearms bulge.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:18 AM (mZLmb)

302 Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally
competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the
cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with
the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five
thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Are you sure you're not talking about our lovely new Chicago mayor in Crook County, IL?

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:19 AM (K22Va)

303 Is Geppedophilia the unnatural sexual attraction to wooden boy puppets?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:19 AM (48XXE)

304 It's a tidy little unit. I'll let you know after I grill on the charcoal side. It's pretty sturdy, though, as near as I can tell.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:11 AM (48XXE)

Yes, please let me know how you like the grill side, I like the griddle.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)

305 Space station currently north of New Zealand and headed this way...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (I2/tG)

306 >>Just two miles away from Portland


That's too close.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (/O9R9)

307 Yes, please let me know how you like the grill side, I like the griddle.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)


Will do.

It's kinda small.

Probably no more than 4 ribeyes will fit on it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (48XXE)

308 Good evening.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 21, 2019 12:23 AM (5Ezu/)

309 Good evening, little mouse.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:24 AM (/O9R9)

310 That's too close.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (/O9R9)

garrett, what can you tell me about Dynakit mark III amps? I scored two of them, apparently intact, at the dump today. They have Groovetube KT88's in them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:24 AM (abNpZ)

311 Howdy Garrett.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 21, 2019 12:25 AM (5Ezu/)

312 That's too close.

Actually, now that I think of it, it's probably three miles from Portland.

The county line makes all the difference in the world - there is a homeless camp on a bike trail that literally ends right at the county line. South of the line, the laws are enforced - north of the line, they are not.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:25 AM (I2/tG)

313 Mindful I'm glad your mom is doing so well. I worry about my dad he's 83.

His latest thing is that he's going to drive from Stevens Point to Freeport to pick up the flowers on the graves and then come to visit us in Dixon while I'm laid up and buy a ton of sweet corn take to his friends in Stevens Point.

This dude is 83 and his right foot is kind of dead from nerve damage from his back and he's going to drive all this way ugh. What do you do? It is good sweet corn we just got some the other day American Midwestern ethnic food it freaking rocks! You're going upstairs do you think the air works at all or what so you have the air conditioner off and you're going to turn it on did seem to run Ajo cuz we can't use the I'm not using those assholes we had the last time they pissed me off

Posted by: Farmer posting from strip smargphone at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (2+yJZ)

314 >>what can you tell me about Dynakit mark III amps? I scored two of them, apparently intact, at the dump today. They have Groovetube KT88's in them.


That is a pretty nice score!

https://tinyurl.com/y47wqtk3

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (/O9R9)

315 >>The county line makes all the difference in the world - there is a homeless camp on a bike trail that literally ends right at the county line. South of the line, the laws are enforced - north of the line, they are not.


Where are the kids with Roman Candles?

In our youth, we'd have been assaulting hobo encampments with all the foreworks and pellet rifles we could round up.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:27 AM (/O9R9)

316 These were 5 watt radio transmissions, 239,000 miles away.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:17 AM (aKsyK)


I'd never heard that story, thanks for that one.

I keep a preset for 145.80 in the 2m scan on my radios but I've never heard the ISS

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (t+qrx)

317 MS will just do shit like this without any regard for the consequences. Arrogance is what it is.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2019 12:13 AM



Publius!

I run this little thing on my WinX installation:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y5pubzvy


I just apply the "spy rules" (to block telemetry)...

One can also apply the "update rules" to block updates, and "extra" to block all Micro$oft services, but things like imbedded Bing images in web sites will not display, etc....

Make sure to "Run as administrator"!

It uses Windows firewall... Most other fixes of this genre use host files rules or just Windows settings, which can be bypassed...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (7WaWV)

318 Hey there, Muad'dib.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2019 12:28 AM (t+qrx)

319 Forget about the air conditioning stuff I'm trying to post through the voice on my smartphone and I was talking to my wife this is very embarrassing I think I should go to bed. Good night all.

Posted by: Farmer posting from strip smargphone at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (2+yJZ)

320 Swine deer ate the okra now. I'm beside myself and I want Publius to kill them all. They're ruining the neighborhood.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (NMAzL)

321 Lots of guys are really into those old Dynakit Tube amps. Pretty sure those KT88 / 6550s are gonna be worth a decent price if they are in good shape and test well.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (/O9R9)

322 That is a pretty nice score!

https://tinyurl.com/y47wqtk3
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:26 AM (/O9R9)

Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (abNpZ)

323 Hi Maud'dib!

How's life in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: nurse ratched at July 21, 2019 12:29 AM (PkVlr)

324 Will do.

It's kinda small.

Probably no more than 4 ribeyes will fit on it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 21, 2019 12:22 AM (48XXE)

That would work for us, there is only my wife and I. Unless, she's not hungry and we should just spit one,because if she's not that hungry, I must not be either, lmao. No, I'm cooking two, eat what you want and have the rest for lunch tomorrow.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

325 >>Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?


Anything will do, really. A nice little Bogen, or Heathkit. Even an early Fisher would work well.

Anything that puts out a line level output will work, really. You could get away with just a Phono Preamp that has an active gain dial.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (/O9R9)

326 Goodnight everyone!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

327 His latest thing is that he's going to drive from Stevens Point to
Freeport to pick up the flowers on the graves and then come to visit us
in Dixon while I'm laid up and buy a ton of sweet corn take to his
friends in Stevens Point.

Give him some credit to know when to stop driving. He doesn't want to get hurt or hurt anyone. After my dad quit driving he had to eventually quit cutting the grass with the rider. It gets sad but it helps if family can help give them pride getting older.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:33 AM (K22Va)

328 Two black women were in the runoff - a corrupt, left-wing, marginally competent lifer politician; and a batshit crazy radical who hates the cops and thinks that homeless drug addicts are your "neighbors", with the same rights that you have, even if you are paying north of five thousand bucks in property taxes every year.

Guess who won.
-----
The batshit crazy radical must have had some impressive backing - you saw her signs everywhere.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at July 21, 2019 12:35 AM (iB1oa)

329
Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
--------

Pat-3 ?

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (xSo9G)

330 Farmer: I'd asked Milady to help translate. Didn't help. Nothing embarrassing except awfully funny.

BIG MOTHER IS LISTENING

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (mZLmb)

331 So, the SS pass should be in about... 40 mins?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:36 AM (xSo9G)

332 My neighborhood has a central esplanade with four park benches, set at quadrants around a forty-foot circle.

Used to be a vagrant problem there.

Used. to.

Wired a direct switch from the sprinkler system to a particular neighbor that could easily qualify as "Moron". Said neighbor lives next to said esplanade, separated only by a 6 ft. board fence.

We don't mind paying to replace the occasional sprinkler head. It's worth the laughs.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:37 AM (QzJWU)

333 Anything will do, really. A nice little Bogen, or Heathkit. Even an early Fisher would work well.

Anything that puts out a line level output will work, really. You could get away with just a Phono Preamp that has an active gain dial.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:31 AM (/O9R9)

Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:37 AM (abNpZ)

334 The batshit crazy radical must have had some impressive backing - you saw her signs everywhere.

An increasing fraction of the Portland electorate is white, anti-cop, and pro-antifa, which is why no action will be taken locally against antifa. The last two city council elections both elected poorly educated, radical, cop haters.

And now, I have a date with a space station...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 21, 2019 12:38 AM (I2/tG)

335 AOP.

What you need is:


The Pre-ample to the Consti-TUBE-tion.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (QzJWU)

336
Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-------

A Variac is a good thing to have around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (xSo9G)

337
Could not find the preamps that go with them. What is the appropriate preamp for those?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Dynaco PAS-3X

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:41 AM (aKsyK)

338 All kinds of difference in age & competence. You know, if eyesight, faculties, reactions are still acceptable. Eighty-three is the, ummm, new seventy-five.

The 'dead' foot part bothered me most. No feedback on the pedal would be concerning to me.

But, mmm. sweetcorn. We have Oklahoma peaches. Trade?

Back to elderly drivers:

Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)

339 A Variac is a good thing to have around.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 21, 2019 12:39 AM (xSo9G)

Yep. And I have at least 3 of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 12:43 AM (abNpZ)

340 Well, I'll be sorry tomorrow but fuck it, I poured another one. You guys are fun to read.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:43 AM (K22Va)

341 ...Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)



The opportunities to riff on the phrasing here are epic.

But it was your Mom, so chivalry requires decorum.

But geez, I'm rolling here in mirthful laughter!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at July 21, 2019 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

342 341 Well, I'll be sorry tomorrow but fuck it, I poured another one. You guys are fun to read.
Posted by: dartist


I have never had that experience. Never stayed up too late, just one more as ye say, because of a rollicking good ont. Never. Ever. Including not tonight.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:46 AM (mZLmb)

343 The opportunities to riff on the phrasing here are epic.
But it was your Mom, so chivalry requires decorum.


OKaayyy, my "phrasing" detectors must be dampened.
Thanks, Gentleman Jim.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:48 AM (mZLmb)

344 I have never had that experience. Never stayed up too late, just one
more as ye say, because of a rollicking good ont. Never. Ever. Including
not tonight.

His breath smelled of whiskey and the truth was not in him.

Posted by: dartist at July 21, 2019 12:49 AM (K22Va)

345
OKaayyy, my "phrasing" detectors must be dampened.

Tie them in with the main deflector.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2019 12:50 AM (aKsyK)

346 >>Thanks. Job #1 is to test or replace the big filter cap, and any bypass or coupling caps that night see a high DC voltage across them. before powering it up.


Yeah, good idea. Then bring it up slowly on a Variac.

But those should be a nice, and very musical pair of amps.

Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:52 AM (/O9R9)

347 That's all, folks!

Posted by: madamemayhem


But you dropped your skier a mile back!

Posted by: Just the punchline at July 21, 2019 12:55 AM (IGYfK)

348 Invulnerable, Part I, Chapter 5

Dr. Baker:

I wish we'd had the idea to do more tests before. But we were, I was, so busy! We were about to change the world, so the how of the phenomenon took a back seat. Even for me.

Science -- it was still important, just, not as important as saving everyone. So we missed out on that opportunity for rigorous testing.

What we did observe, in neuroimaging afterward, is that we apparently all had surprisingly highly-increased activity in the amygdala, which would normally indicate active fear and anxiety. There was also an inexplicable re-arrangement of some of the most- and least-active regions of the brain (see Appendix A). No chemical changes, other than those explicable by the state of ecstatic joy, could be found.

In logic, in law, it's hard to prove a negative. Just because no one's got proof of Bigfoot, or Santa Claus, does not disprove their potential, theoretical reality.

Similarly, lack of phenomena, health for example, does not innately tell you why or how it is happening, in the way that an imbalance, the sick organ or broken bone, reveals why it interrupts order. Order is the mystery.
_______________

zzzzz

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 01:06 AM (mZLmb)

349 Well, I got my newly-purchased old Suburban off the trailer today. Before i even drove it off the trailer, I removed the "body kit", those one-piece (per side) combination running boards and fender flares made of fiberglass. I don't like the look, and part of the body behind them need repair, anyway. And the outriggers that supported the running boards were in a sad state, too. I just sat in a folding chair with a ratchet in my hand, taking out big sheet metal screws.

The truck runs, drives, and stops. When the transmission tries to shift into third gear, the engine just races. Probably the direct drive clutch is toast. Transmission oil seems clean enough. As luck would have it, this truck uses a 4L60E transmission, and my spare is a 4L80E. While it would probably bolt up, I doubt it would play nice with the ECM in the truck.

And the engine oil pressure was low, and the gauge flutters. Well, I found out why. Oil pan is way over full, and it smells like fuel. How gasoline got in there, I can only guess. It's a Vortec 350, with throttle-body injection, and there is no mechanical fuel pump to develop a leak. Ny best guess? One of the injectors leaks, or leaked, and somebody left the key on for a long time, and the electric fuel pump pumped fuel into the intake manifold, and from there it entered one cylinder, and leaked by the rings.

Job #1, then, is an oil and filter change.

And I also did some work on my Dixon mower. Last time I used it, it was rumbling like there was a bad bearing in one of the deck spindles. I lifted it up, and removed the blades, and the deck drive belt, and could find no problem with the spindles. Blades were dull, so I sharpened both sets, and hung a sharpened set on the mower. Went out and mowed the ditches, and it did just fine. Only one or two small patches of that nasty Prairie Wool grass needed a second pass. So I am happy that a sharpening job was all it needed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:06 AM (abNpZ)

350 But those should be a nice, and very musical pair of amps.
Posted by: garrett at July 21, 2019 12:52 AM (/O9R9)

I about shit when I saw what people were asking for the same exact amps on eBay.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:08 AM (abNpZ)

351 It's dead, Jim.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 21, 2019 01:17 AM (w7U7L)

352 You guys crack me up. Mindful I had no idea Oklahoma was known for peaches really? Our sweet corn here is to die for. It was better when I was growing my own and you could pick it shuck it and eat it within an hour awesome. The sugar automatically turns to starch after it's picked got to get it right away.

As for the air-conditioning comment that was for my wife as she was going to bed. We have two air conditioners one in the basement for the first floor and one in the attic for the second floor. The last assholes we had here told us the attic one was a fire hazard and we are going to die I! First time we've heard that in 30 years dumbasses. And they didn't believe me it was in the attic and it were wandering around outside.

Well to change the subject isn't Trump The Artful no inartful president we've always wanted. Time will tell but who are these rabble-rousers will beat him in the next election seriously? Slow Joe fauxcahontas are my fav Kamala. I think you need them all alive.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 01:23 AM (2+yJZ)

353 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children? Where is the sense of adventure and exploration? Kids would rather be a You Tube star than an astronaut."

How is this even a question?

NASA has done very little in the way of manned exploration in the last 40 years. The ISS is for science experiments, the last big exploration milestone was unmanned drones outlasting their absurdly short lifespan estimate. Or some satellite flybys of distant objects.

Meanwhile the people successfully making a living posting videos and streaming are the equivalent of TV stars for a new generation, with a significant difference of having almost no barrier to entry. Kids have always dreamt of making it big in entertainment industries. There have always been far more aspiring musicians and actors than explorers.

Posted by: Sjg at July 21, 2019 01:25 AM (gDSJf)

354 Well, mostly dead.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at July 21, 2019 01:27 AM (w7U7L)

355 Well, getting late enough here, I should call it a night.

Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2019 01:32 AM (abNpZ)

356 The WSJ treating Pewdiepie in an awful way ... should be seen through the lens of old vs new media. The political angle is obvious, but both can be true.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 21, 2019 01:35 AM (LxTcq)

357 Dad quit driving last autumn. I suppose he just wasn't feeling well... never mentioned any close-calls and no sign of fenderbender on his car.

He gave the car to my brother this spring after moving into nursing home.

Brother lives far away, but on one of his visits he let Dad drive the car on a few short errands. Dad was elated! His autonomy was restored, if only for a little while. After a couple of trips he handed back the keys; he'd only wanted that little taste of freedom in defiance of his failing health.

Posted by: JQ at July 21, 2019 01:36 AM (gP/Z3)

358 Late to the thread, happy Sunday Horde, imagine what Nellie Ohr was doing with a ham radio if back in the sixties they were picking up Apollo 11 conversations. I've got a vision of a stop sign smoking a cigarette somewhere. Just finished The Last Stand of the Tin Can Sailors, what a fantastic book, thanks to Jim, who recommended it, I am going to loan it to a friend, I want it back, it's a great read and inspiring story.

Posted by: .Debby Doberman Schultz at July 21, 2019 01:48 AM (a4EWo)

359
Can't remember how many years ago, Mom blew a stopsign. Got t-boned. Let's hear it for Cadillac sturdiness, she was pretty much fine. But she knew it was time to hang up her car keys. Wisdom.
Posted by: mindful webworker - click for a story at July 21, 2019 12:42 AM (mZLmb)

That is why I drive the parents everywhere. They are in a retirement facility on a speed demon four lane highway. Half the time I wonder if I will make it.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2019 01:53 AM (e1mEI)

360
The WSJ treating Pewdiepie in an awful way ... should be seen through the lens of old vs new media. The political angle is obvious, but both can be true.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

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Link?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at July 21, 2019 01:56 AM (13CQC)

361 Good for you headless.

We noticed a decline in my in-laws driving skills when going to Phoenix and they were trying to drive in that super fast traffic on the loop around town and got lost the last two times we took a trip with them. After that we rented a car.

Seems like my dad is doing pretty good at 83 I just dread the day when he loses his driving skills. He won't be happy and it will involve a lot more driving for us. But his mom drove into her 90s and then drove into a house. Time will tell.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 02:05 AM (2+yJZ)

362 >>>233 the death Nell
Posted by: Max Power at July 20, 2019 11:30 PM (QCc6B)

Dickens?

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 02:07 AM (ORD9/)

363 I just watched An Open Secret again. Horrifying.

I can only hope that the document dump on the Epstein case won't get buried by Big Media/Tech like that documentary was.

Hopefully, their Ahab-like obsession with the pitifully weak Trump connection will overcome their self-protection instincts, and they'll keep it front-and-center.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 21, 2019 02:09 AM (5aX2M)

364 As an addendum Grandma survived stop driving and lived until one month short of 104. She did pretty good never drove on the road most of her life just around the farm and then when I got married she got a driver's license and drove for about 10 years. From good sturdy German farmstock, Catherine rocked it when she had to.

Posted by: Farmer posting from stupid smartphone at July 21, 2019 02:11 AM (2+yJZ)

365 Evenin' Horde...

My sister was going through my dad's desk (he passed away a few weeks ago) and found a little notebook with only one page written on. It was a list of all the vehicles Dad bought or owned since he came to America in '61. Dad had a somewhat quirky taste in vehicles, which I was well aware of but didn't fully appreciate until I saw them all listed on one piece of paper. So here they are, in more or less chronological order (of ownership, not model year):

- '54 Studebaker Commander V8
- '56 Chevy Nomad wagon
- '69 VW Bus
- '68 NSU moto scooter
- '64 Ford Fairlane 500
- '69 Austin America (with day-glo orange plastic Donald Duck hood ornament)
- '72 Ford Gran Torino wagon (car I learned to drive in)
- '68 16' Fiber-Flite runabout w/40hp Evinrude outboard
- '75 Buick Skyhawk V6
- '70 Opel GT
- '68 Honda AN600 Sedan (this was my first car, which be bought for me)
- '78 Moto Guzzi 750 motorcycle
- '80 Mazda RX7 (My brother totaled this one)
- '81 Buick Regal
- '84 Mazda RX7 (My mom totaled this one. Poor Dad, he loved his RX7s)
- ? American Clipper 21' motor home
- '78 Ford F150 4x4
- '90 Lincoln Continental
- '95 Ford Thunderbird V8
- '96 Ford Taurus V6
- '69 Opel GT
- '94 Ford Explorer

Interestingly, I remember all of these. My recollection of the Studebaker must have been from when I was 3 or 4.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:21 AM (BaHwF)

366 Dang, killed it dead. Sorry about that!

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:47 AM (BaHwF)

367 /pokes the ONT with a stick

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 02:49 AM (jp0Bv)

368 367 Dang, killed it dead. Sorry about that!
Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:47 AM (BaHwF)

Nah, probably just the car guys aren't around.

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 02:49 AM (ORD9/)

369 My name is Igotnothing, but you can call me Ken.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:53 AM (xf2hT)

370 A contractor on the Apollo program needed a project management software. They wrote their own, and named it Artemis - the sister of Apollo. When I worked at that contractor some 30 years later, they were still using that software.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:58 AM (xf2hT)

371 Was the software that good, or the connection to the moon landing that valuable or just an unwillingness to spend on IT?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 03:05 AM (jp0Bv)

372 64 Ford Fairlane 500

I learned to drive on a '63 Ford Fairlane (yeah, it was a land yacht)-- but I'm still only a little past 29, swearsies.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:06 AM (pPNCa)

373 Back when neighbors talked to each other.

When I was a kid, all the dads on the block (and a couple of the moms) got together after a heavy snowfall and shoveled out the alley behind the houses on the block so that people could get their cars out. (The city plowed the street in front but parking there was verboten during snowstorms.)

Yeah, the neighbors were a pretty congenial group. My dad used to enjoy sitting out on the back steps with Mac (the guy directly next door) on a summer evening, drinking a couple beers and griping about the Phillies. I don't recall anybody following football back then; the dads and most of the moms were all baseball fans.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:16 AM (pPNCa)

374 my ancient PC shit itself today...

back tomorrow, i hope

Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2019 03:21 AM (8xaIy)

375 Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2019 03:21 AM (8xaIy)

Been thinking of you-- how's your family situation? Prayers up too.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 03:53 AM (pPNCa)

376 365 It was a list of all the vehicles Dad bought or owned since he came to America in '61. . . . So here they are, in more or less chronological order (of ownership, not model year):

- '54 Studebaker Commander V8
- '56 Chevy Nomad wagon

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 02:21 AM (BaHwF)

Couple of cars in the 50s; did he get here in '51?

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 04:27 AM (ORD9/)

377 No, '61. Was dirt poor when he arrived with my mom and my two oldest siblings. Bought used, of course. I think the first new car he bought was the '80 RX7.

Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 04:34 AM (BaHwF)

378
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2019 05:07 AM (KCxzN)

379
A contractor on the Apollo program needed a project management software. They wrote their own, and named it Artemis - the sister of Apollo. When I worked at that contractor some 30 years later, they were still using that software.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 21, 2019 02:58 AM

371 Was the software that good, or the connection to the moon landing that valuable or just an unwillingness to spend on IT?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 03:05 AM


the Apollo program was the first real use of program / project management theory & methodology

there probably was not any PM software available at the time

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2019 05:11 AM (KCxzN)

380 377 No, '61. Was dirt poor when he arrived with my mom and my two oldest siblings. Bought used, of course. I think the first new car he bought was the '80 RX7.
Posted by: Average Guy at July 21, 2019 04:34 AM (BaHwF)

Fun list for you all to find. Thanks for posting it.

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:13 AM (ORD9/)

381 Morning..

*Looks around, starts to rearrange place cards.*

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

382 After Dad passed last fall, I found a list of the Countries dad had been to. I had no idea he went to so many places while in the Navy.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:29 AM (BLFnH)

383 Live From the Apollo 11 (humor)

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/live-from-the-apollo-11

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:30 AM (ORD9/)

384 Live From the Apollo 11 (humor)

https://www.mcsweeneys.net/articles/live-from-the-apollo-11
Posted by: m

HA!! Thanks for the laugh this morning

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:37 AM (vd8XM)

385 I get to replace all the innards of the toilet in the guest bathroom today. Not going to be a fun task.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:40 AM (BLFnH)

386 I get to replace all the innards of the toilet in the guest bathroom today. Not going to be a fun task.
Posted by: Infidel

Make sure the toilet signs a DNR

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 05:41 AM (vd8XM)

387 The author of the Apollo essay (published in 2009) was an amazing person:

http://100leaders.org.au/themes/reclaiming-identity/jim-stallard/

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:46 AM (ORD9/)

388 387 The author of the Apollo essay (published in 2009) was an amazing person:

http://100leaders.org.au/themes/reclaiming-identity/jim-stallard/
Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:46 AM (ORD9/)

Hmm. I wonder if that's another person by the same name. Sorry!

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:47 AM (ORD9/)

389 lol. I have to remove the tank and replace the drain thingy. the part that is leaking is 44 years old.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 05:48 AM (BLFnH)

390 The Jim Stallard who wrote that Apollo 11 essay:

https://twitter.com/jimstallard?lang=en

Posted by: m at July 21, 2019 05:49 AM (ORD9/)

391 I have to remove the tank and replace the drain thingy. the part that is leaking is 44 years old.
Posted by: Infidel

I had to do that on one of mine. The hardest thing was finding the replacement part
And getting all the water out of the tank

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:00 AM (vd8XM)

392 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:05 AM (q1BC2)

393 Tuned in The Open right now. Part of the intro to the show, the announcer is going on about how tough it is.

"It's man against self,
And man against nature."

It's a golf game buddy. The ain't landing on the moon.

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:05 AM (vd8XM)

394 And a greeting from Salty, who is off the grid and on vacation.

Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:08 AM (q1BC2)

395 Logging in, need coffee

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:09 AM (BbGew)

396 Playing golf through a T-storm is against nature

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:12 AM (BbGew)

397 Logging in, need coffee
Posted by: Skip

I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BLFnH)

399 And while smiling, being happy, and striking fear, remember head on a swivel and a Mattis plan.

G'mornin' everyone !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:14 AM (pbg54)

400 I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...
Posted by: Bruce

Gah, my office is closest to the kitchen. Some afternoons I have to go turn the pots off cause someone let it sit and start to burn.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:15 AM (BLFnH)

401 "398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible."


That's his soul shining through its fleshly envelope.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:16 AM (pbg54)

402 I left a quarter cup in the bottom of the pot for you. And left the heat on too.

...That one A-hole in every office...
Posted by: Bruce

Gah, my office is closest to the kitchen. Some afternoons I have to go turn the pots off cause someone let it sit and start to burn.
Posted by: Infidel

I'm gonna break on of the donuts in that box of a dozen in half too, probably with my filthy fingers.
I'm on a diet.

...Some other A-hole...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

403 Really? 122 in B'more?

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:17 AM (BLFnH)

404 And remember, the Christmas gift giving season will soon be upon us.


Just imagine the look, when some loved one realizes that you care enough to give the best.

https://republicanlegion.com/product/the-border-patrol-kit/

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:18 AM (q1BC2)

405 That's his soul shining through its fleshly envelope.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Makes total sense.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:19 AM (BLFnH)

406 Really? 122 in B'more?
Posted by: Infidel

I noticed the screeching weather talkers on TV are using the heat index to announce

"The Hottest Day Ever On the Planet"

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:19 AM (vd8XM)

407 "Really? 122 in B'more?"

We are over in Rehoboth right now, but my MiL said that heat index was up around 110-112.

Didn't see anything about 122.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:20 AM (q1BC2)

408 Only 236 comments of sleep last night, not enough.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:23 AM (BbGew)

409 Ha, Christmas in July. The kids want luggage for Christmas. I put it on my calendar to look in Oct. Saw a F&F mega deal one morning in March. $600 set for $135. Nice 3 piece hard side.
Gave it to kidlet today. They are leaving Fri. for WV for a week.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:24 AM (BLFnH)

410 398 Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible.
Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:13 AM (BLFnH)

wear and tear of being wrong on every economics and foreign policy for last 40 years.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

411 'Wow, physically, Biden looks horrible. '

Truth be told, there are no long term medical studies on the long term effects of eating paste on the human body.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:30 AM (q1BC2)

412 Was 97 in Philadelphia yesterday, said heat index was 107 whatever that is.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:30 AM (BbGew)

413 As I recall, heat index was made up a bit earlier than the naming of winter storms as part of the same FUD campaign.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 06:32 AM (pbg54)

414 said heat index was 107 whatever that is.
Posted by: Skip

The summer wind chill factor.
Maybe the higher it is, you need to take off more clothes?

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:32 AM (vd8XM)

415 Ah, so they are using "heat index" for temps now. What a farce. It's always hot in July and Aug. It's cold in January and February.

This is why I like animals more than most people.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:35 AM (BLFnH)

416 Ah, so they are using "heat index" for temps now. What a farce. It's always hot in July and Aug. It's cold in January and February.

This is why I like animals more than most people.
Posted by: Infidel

And since numbers is infanite, we can make up anything we want. The higher, the better.

...GW...

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:40 AM (vd8XM)

417 I guess ATT Uverse are fighting CBS on pricing, so they blacked out (actually blue) CBS local channel.
Which is okay by me since I rarely watch it.
My wife will not be happy that she can't watch her stories tomorrow though

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:43 AM (vd8XM)

418 Truth be told. Most astronauts since Challenger are pretty anonymous. Not the fame that it used to bring.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (I5SAg)

419 https://6abc.com/weather/
Sunday - Heat index 108 - 113

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (BbGew)

420 Bruce, they all want control of us. I refuse to participate.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (BLFnH)

421 We here is SC are amused. You see, it's about a hot as it normally is this time of year. All those Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:46 AM (I5SAg)

422 Bruce, they all want control of us. I refuse to participate.
Posted by: Infidel

The other day we lost wifi, tv and phone.
We survived though.
Wife was not happy.


Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:48 AM (vd8XM)

423 Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal."

We are NOT freaking out.

We are......concerned.

Or something like that.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:50 AM (q1BC2)

424 We here is SC are amused. You see, it's about a hot as it normally is this time of year. All those Yankees are freaking out over what we think of as normal.

Posted by: JAS

For some reason people think that they should always be able to do their "normal" activities. No matter the weather.
I wanna golf today!!
Idiot, it's 100 degrees out.
Whhaaaaaa

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:51 AM (vd8XM)

425 The other day we lost wifi, tv and phone.
We survived though.
Wife was not happy.


Since I'm a Little House on the Prairie fan, this does not bother me.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:52 AM (BLFnH)

426 Since I'm a Little House on the Prairie fan, this does not bother me.
Posted by: Infidel

We survived, barely.
We did luck out, we had just picked up "They shall not grow old" dvd from the library the day before.
Very good movie

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 06:53 AM (vd8XM)

427 Im in the mood for waffles. Who's cookin?

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 06:55 AM (BLFnH)

428 I played Rams Hill in Borrego Springs one time in July. There is water and ice near the tee box of every hole. LOL. It's a dry heat. Bring plenty of gatorade.

Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:56 AM (I5SAg)

429 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:57 AM (q1BC2)

430 Mornin' all.

I've switched to taking a sip of coffee for every f-bomb in the Deadwood movie.

*spasm*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:00 AM (kQs4Y)

431 Maybe because of heat the milk went bad fast, was thinking french toast but a cheese omelette maybe.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:01 AM (BbGew)

432 429

Murphy was selected by Police Commissioner Michael Harrison back in March to oversee Consent Decree compliance.

I guess he consented to be robbed??

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

433 VIA, geez. And they wonder why the disparity in incarceration.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:02 AM (BLFnH)

434 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Two African-American males exited the vehicle, brandished a gun, and demanded their property. A purse, wallet, cash and cell phones were taken.

Without actually arresting them, how do they know they are African American?
Shouldn't they just say black? Or POC?

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

435 The weather app on my phone, Dark Sky, doesn't show heat index

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:07 AM (dm05u)

436 walked the dog
making covfefe and bacon
it's muggy

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:08 AM (dm05u)

437 Bruce....

How do they know they identify as male, as well?

Whole lot of presuming going on in that reporting.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:09 AM (q1BC2)

438 Bruce....

How do they know they identify as male, as well?

Whole lot of presuming going on in that reporting.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

HA!!

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:09 AM (vd8XM)

439 Foxes with Legs just played clip of every Democratic candidate except Creepy uncle Joe saying Medicare for everyone.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:10 AM (BbGew)

440 why does hot weather make me wanna kill someone?
is this how human sacrifices for better weather got started?

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:10 AM (dm05u)

441 The New Blue Enhanced Fujita Scale Heat Misery Index will include the psychological impact of being constantly reminded that it is hot in the summer. Most importantly that it is your fault.
It's going to be .97 times ten to the second today, The NBEFSHMI will be .97 times 10 to the third.

Posted by: klaftern at July 21, 2019 07:11 AM (RuIsu)

442 Hi ho Yankees, 73 F here in Palm Beach County. I see it's in the 80's everywhere. Well, don't think about Florida because it's sooooo hot in July.

Posted by: dr kill at July 21, 2019 07:11 AM (Jj+59)

443 Still dark here. Time to turn on the vent.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:12 AM (BLFnH)

444 why does hot weather make me wanna kill someone?

Sweaty undies will do that to a person

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:12 AM (vd8XM)

445 Well, don't think about Florida because it's sooooo hot in July.

You're welcome to keep Florida People to yourself.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (pPNCa)

446 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?"

A feature not a bug of the educational system. What good are curious children? They might ask questions about our almighty State and their proper subservient role to it. Curiosity is part and parcel of autonomous critical thinking -- can't have that.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (H8QX8)

447 Wow, Rush's Betsy Ross tshirts made 1.5M for tunnels to towers so far.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:14 AM (BLFnH)

448 Florida Man is part of the Charm. You should see the critters in the Keys.

Posted by: dr kill at July 21, 2019 07:14 AM (Jj+59)

449 Truth be told. Most astronauts since Challenger are pretty anonymous. Not the fame that it used to bring.


Posted by: JAS at July 21, 2019 06:44 AM (I5SAg)

Same with Generals. The Civil War and WW2 were the wars that people associated with Generals for some reason. You had Shwarzkopf in Desert Storm but that is about it.

I just Duck Ducke'd "shwarzkopf" and most of the results were about hair color. Sigh.

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2019 07:16 AM (n13/j)

450 "Are we wiping out curiosity from our children?"



A feature not a bug of the educational system. What good are curious
children? They might ask questions about our almighty State and their
proper subservient role to it. Curiosity is part and parcel of
autonomous critical thinking -- can't have that.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:13 AM (H8QX

Do helicopter parents even allow them to be curios? When your parents shuttle you in cars to and from school, and don't let you explore anything, what are you supposed to think? I would think they think of themselves as extremely fragile.

I have a relative who proudly bought his kid one of those virtual reality head sets. I said "how cool", but what I meant was, "how 'bout taking the kid camping, aka, actual reality?"

Posted by: Quint at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (n13/j)

451 Weather weirdness yesterday. It dropped from 98 degrees to 71 in a space of about 3 seconds. Heard it happened at Wrigley too and the fans gave a standing ovation. Craziest thing I ever saw. We're sweating. BOOM. We're grabbing a sweatshirt.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (lwiT4)

452 429 Offered without comment.

https://cbsloc.al/2xY9kMj
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 06:57 AM (q1BC2)

That's pretty good. The only one I've seen that compares was about five years ago when some dumb bastard hit the night drop of a local pizzeria on a Saturday night. I presume he was unaware that said pizzeria is the legitimate front of the head of the local mafia family.

He robbed the night manager at gunpoint, only to be chased down by two "individuals". Shots were fired, neighbors called the cops, who took the guy into custody and probably saved him.

I never did hear what ever happened to him after he made it to the county jail.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2019 07:21 AM (jp0Bv)

453 You should see the critters in the Keys.

I'm a fan of Hemingway's polydactyl cats.

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:24 AM (pPNCa)

454 Morning all

At an IHOP in Maryland or DELAWARE.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 21, 2019 07:24 AM (bXf82)

455 At an IHOP in Maryland or DELAWARE."

Easy to tell where.


Tax = Maryland

No tax = Delaware.


wave when you go past Rehoboth.

We should be passing each other.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 07:26 AM (q1BC2)

456 Just went out to garden, picked 4 cucumbers could have picked a dozen. Still not 1 ripe tomato yet, there is one almost red but that's it, lots of green tomatoes and peppers.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:26 AM (BbGew)

457 Hi Larry and Larettes you comfortable!

Posted by: saf at July 21, 2019 07:28 AM (5IHGB)

458 Just went out to garden, picked 4 cucumbers could have picked a dozen. Still not 1 ripe tomato yet, there is one almost red but that's it, lots of green tomatoes and peppers.
Posted by: Skip

Mmmm. Time to make cucumber, onion, vinegar salad.

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

459 Can't tell you how many time mom told us GO OUTSIDE. We always had so much fun.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:30 AM (BLFnH)

460 Depends on how you got there to tell if your in Maryland or Delaware.
Speed for one, the faster you go the less chance of stopping in Delaware, two - If you paid to get there your in Delaware.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:31 AM (BbGew)

461 I reluctantly clicked on that CBD sidebar but oh what joys awaited me! What started as a slow churn of plus-size LGBQetc transwomyn pride turned into a frothy frappe of trans v. lesbians v. pedos v. POC v. immigrants.

And then this response:

"I’ll never forget that day, that essential right of passage into womanhood when I first donned a tiara and dressed up like the mutant triplet of Pat Butcher and Danny Devito. Twas then my very atoms became female."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:32 AM (kQs4Y)

462 Mmmm. Time to make cucumber, onion, vinegar salad.


Umm, no, cucumber, onion and sour creme. Add s and p, worchtershire and garlic.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 07:33 AM (BLFnH)

463 when I first donned a tiara and dressed up like the mutant triplet of Pat Butcher and Danny Devito. Twas then my very atoms became female



Well......alrighty then...

Posted by: VIA, A Person of Penis (POP) at July 21, 2019 07:35 AM (q1BC2)

464 Twas then my very atoms became female."
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

I had to read that twice to make sure you weren't talking about you.

Whew !

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:37 AM (arJlL)

465 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:37 AM (BbGew)

466 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?
Posted by: Skip

Ya think he accidentally shot a guy with 2 black eyes ?

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:38 AM (arJlL)

467 I had to read that twice to make sure you weren't talking about you.
---
I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 07:39 AM (kQs4Y)

468 So are we coughing up the bail for Krak or going to let the lawyer get him out?
Posted by: Skip

If we were real friends, we'd be in the same cell saying
"Man, that was fun!"

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:40 AM (vd8XM)

469 Okay, off to start the day

Posted by: Bruce at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

470 babalublog.com/gasoline shortage in cuba reaches crisis point
https://tinyurl.com/y5aerabc

Socialism is way to much fun, think of the shrinking carbon footprint.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (BbGew)

471 I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

Good.

Although, I bet you'd look great in a tiara.

Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:42 AM (arJlL)

472 Ya think he accidentally shot a guy with 2 black eyes ?
Posted by: JT at July 21, 2019 07:38 AM (arJlL)

*wipes coffee off tablet*

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:44 AM (dm05u)

473 Heard it happened at Wrigley too and the fans gave a standing ovation. Craziest thing I ever saw.

Grammie, wasn't there a game at Wrigley (Cubs/'Stros) about 10 years back when lightning hit the flag pole in center field?

Posted by: Basement Cat at July 21, 2019 07:46 AM (pPNCa)

474 I possess neither a tiara nor a penis.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,


---------

Hah. Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall could lend you both.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:49 AM (v4v6L)

475 Good morning. It looks like India will try their moon launch early Monday morning. Last Sunday's attempt was scrubbed due to a fuel leak, and it was thought that the rocket would have to be taken back to the assembly building. Apparently it turned out to be simpler than they thought.

Liftoff is scheduled for 5:13 am EDT on Monday. I don't know if I can get up for that.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 07:51 AM (sdi6R)

476 rickl- I could give you a wake up call

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (BbGew)

477 Good morning. It looks like India will try their moon launch early Monday morning. Last Sunday's attempt was scrubbed due to a fuel leak, and it was thought that the rocket would have to be taken back to the assembly building.

---------

Then the first off-planet convenience store is still a go?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (v4v6L)

478 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2019 07:56 AM (cknjq)

479 Morning horde.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 21, 2019 07:56 AM (MySI0)

480 Then the first off-planet convenience store is still a go?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2019 07:55 AM (v4v6L)
if there's a decent coffee shop there then there'll finally be a reason for regular folk to go to the moon

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:57 AM (dm05u)

481 480
if there's a decent coffee shop there then there'll finally be a reason for regular folk to go to the moon

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 07:57 AM (dm05u)


There you go!

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 07:59 AM (sdi6R)

482 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."

How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth? How does Chuck know that the child is a he? Does he have a list of the child's preferred pronouns?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)

483 These are Sunday morning questions that no one really cares about.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:01 AM (UdKB7)

484 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew)

485 Cloudy and humid here in the northern Adirondacks. We're going down to the farmers market in the valley.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (lLJfM)

486 "Man that was fun"


Been there, done that and it was so fun!

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:05 AM (BLFnH)

487 How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth?

Understand this though - YOU will be paying for all of their dental care from now on.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:06 AM (lD3vL)

488 45 degrees in the Bitteroot Valley of MT. Loving it.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at July 21, 2019 08:07 AM (MySI0)

489 486 "Man that was fun"


Been there, done that and it was so fun!
Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:05 AM (BLFnH)

Not me. I was way too boring and repressed for that. What a waste of youth. Sad!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2019 08:07 AM (NWiLs)

490 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Democrats: We'll change the laws - by abolishing them.

(of course they will know with precision exactly where the national forests boundaries are so that you can be penalized if you trespass with your snow mobile during the winter snowfall.)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (lD3vL)

491
The ONT became the EMT so slowly,


we never even realized it happened.




And now we're trapped!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (2EMYr)

492 What's all this fuss about putting an American fag on the moon? Don't these people ever shut up?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:10 AM (UdKB7)

493 Does anybody else think Buzz Aldrin and Don Cherry could be brothers? They both have the same carefree fashion sense.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:12 AM (kQs4Y)

494 "Man that was fun"

Maybe that is where krak is.

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:13 AM (BLFnH)

495 Morning 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 21, 2019 08:13 AM (cJBin)

496 Time to hit the road.


Next stop....


NAS Oceana.


Later

*Static*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 08:14 AM (q1BC2)

497 Morning, y'all!

Need coffeve...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:15 AM (6qErC)

498 The coons have taken their revenge upon krakatoa.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (EZebt)

499 484
Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew)

---
No, it's another piece of string for them to play with.

Trump wants to remind people that Congress can fix everything but refuse to do it.

Right now the Dems are going to the border, saying it's awful and then...refusing to fix it.

He's building the case that the House Dems are worse than useless. We know that, but the people in those swing districts may not. They're getting a lesson, though.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (HIUfw)

500 (of course they will know with precision exactly
where the national forests boundaries are so that you can be penalized
if you trespass with your snow mobile during the winter snowfall.)



Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:09 AM (lD3vL)

---
Set one toe onto their property line and they'll call the SWAT team.

But feel free to defecate in the town square and shoot up drugs outside a school.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:18 AM (HIUfw)

501 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."
How many times did they brush their teeth before they got to the border? Were they walking across the desert brushing their teeth? Did they ever brush their teeth in their home country? Do they even know how to brush their teeth? How does Chuck know that the child is a he? Does he have a list of the child's preferred pronouns?
Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)

Somebody needs to tell Chuck U Schumer to go brush his teeth.

Whew!

More coffee......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2019 08:19 AM (Z+IKu)

502 Book thread will save us

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:20 AM (BbGew)

503 We know that, but the people in those swing districts may not. They're getting a lesson, though.

You do know why we call the majority of adults "Low Information Voters", right?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:20 AM (lD3vL)

504 Schumer: "This is not acceptable. A child telling us he's not able to even brush his teeth in a facility on our southern border."

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2019 08:00 AM (UdKB7)


Heh... Schemer is lying. It takes almost no water to brush your teeth in field conditions: wet the brush and paste, brush, fill your mouth with water, swish, spit, rinse, done.

More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (5Yee7)

505 Does anybody else think Buzz Aldrin and Don Cherry could be brothers? They both have the same carefree fashion sense.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes
________

I'll go you one better and say they're the same person. And that's my conspiracy theory of the day.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (ta49A)

506 if the ONT is still the top thread then it's still night time.
Ignore the giant ball of fire in the sky.

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (dm05u)

507 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (HIUfw)

Plus, a bonus-

If the Dims actually do take the bait and produce something acceptable to the Maoist Progtards taking over their party.

It's just going to look like anti-American, anti-common sense insanity to most people,

even those who lean center left.


If the Dims write responsible legislation,

they get open and loudly vocal civil war within the party and disgust from the MSM.

It's a trap!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:21 AM (2EMYr)

508 63 degrees here in WI, the heat broke overnight. Yay !


"484 Trump calling for Democrats to change border laws, that is a non starter if I ever saw one.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:03 AM (BbGew) "

He's just making sure that that albatross is firmly in place around their necks. Being the adult in the room.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (pbg54)

509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)

510 More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Schumer scares children. Reminds them of the creepy perverts that escorted them up to the border.

If one of his confederates asked any of the kids that question, it was part of the screening process for routing and recruitment to Comet Pizza.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:24 AM (lD3vL)

511 498 The coons have taken their revenge upon krakatoa.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 21, 2019 08:16 AM (EZebt)
---
Those clever little hands -- could they handle a mini-Ruger? Or a tiny garrote?

*looks over shoulder nervously*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:24 AM (kQs4Y)

512 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45

----

Embrace the power of 'and'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (Z/1Kk)

513 509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)
---
Both -- it's called the MoMee-mosa!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (kQs4Y)

514 "513 509 It's not morning yet? I'm confused. Should I go back to tequila or keep drinking coffee?
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:23 AM (dUJdY)
---
Both -- it's called the MoMee-mosa!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 08:26 AM (kQs4Y) "



Hold that thought, Eris, you may have just created the newest Moron Horde meme !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at July 21, 2019 08:28 AM (pbg54)

515 He's just making sure that that albatross is firmly in place around their necks. Being the adult in the room.

I'm wondering how Yahoo/MSM news and the other propaganda sites will headline the request.

"Democrats to Counter Trump's War Against the Poor"

"Democrats Defend The Constitution: Bring Us Your Poor, Tired Huddled Masses" (yes I know that is from the Emma Lazarus poem)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:28 AM (lD3vL)

516 MoMee-mosa

And, this how a moron meme is born.

*high five*

Posted by: Infidel at July 21, 2019 08:29 AM (BLFnH)

517 It's just going to look like anti-American, anti-common sense insanity to most people,

even those who lean center left.


Which means it will like pass the Senate too.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:29 AM (lD3vL)

518 More apropos to last night's movie thread-

On shiny new blu-ray-

the original "Jonny Quest" adventures.

Fun for kids of all ages. Though also probably easy to find online.

And-

a new 4K scan of "Alphaville",

an excellent "futuristic" rather dark film noir from Frog director, Jean-Luc Godard from back when he actually knew how to make a movie and not just a cinematic pile of Progtard maoist garbage.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:32 AM (2EMYr)

519 Mornin'...

@realDonaldTrump

I will help Angel Mom (and great woman) Mary Ann Mendoza with Twitter. I know Mary Ann from the beginning, and she should never be silenced. She is a winner who has lost so much, her child. Twitter, if you're watching, please do what you have to do, NOW!

(Twitter banned her for posting immigration stats)

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:32 AM (cF8AT)

520 He's building the case that the House Dems are worse than useless.

Yep, then the scribblers from The CuckShead, will follow Max Boot's lead and accuse Trump of "Turning the Nation Against its Sacred Institutions".

branding him a traitor or something.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:33 AM (lD3vL)

521 I'd be shocked if a majority of these immigrants know what a toothbrush is much less use one on a sporadic basis. Have you ever been to Mexico, Central America, or South America? Not a lot of toothbrushes being used outside of the wealthier city dwellers.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:34 AM (UUBmN)

522 ahhhh... it's a "blonde" joke!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2019 08:34 AM (Pg+x7)

523 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (ta49A)

524 I will help Angel Mom (and great woman) Mary Ann Mendoza with Twitter.

Which means that Twitter will now go doxx the Angel Mom, just because Trump is asking.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (lD3vL)

525 @realDonaldTrump

Just had a very good call with @SwedishPM Stefan Löfven who assured me that American citizen A$AP Rocky will be treated fairly. Likewise, I assured him that A$AP was not a flight risk and offered to personally vouch for his bail, or an alternative....

....Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (cF8AT)

526 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?
Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM (ta49A)


*...multiply by....then add 48....divide by zero..*


Yes!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:36 AM (2EMYr)

527 Almost time for the books...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (UUBmN)

528 MoMemosa.. I love it. Just tell me it's not made with tequila and coffee though... blech! We different ingredients.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (dUJdY)

529 More likely, he asked some urchin if he brushed his teeth and got the reply, "WTF is a tooth brush?"

Chuckles don't know spanglish. An aide said "this kid can't brush his teeth", and he ran with that.

Not knowing that the kid had run out of crest...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:37 AM (6qErC)

530 Not knowing that the kid had run out of crest . . .

Posted by: Anon a mouse
________

He's just taking Aim at the president . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:38 AM (ta49A)

531 Have you ever been to Mexico, Central America, or South America? Not a lot of toothbrushes being used outside of the wealthier city dwellers.

Exactly when would a traveler be aware of some native's personal dental hygiene?

Occasionally someone will brush their teeth at an office building after lunch, but from that does one extrapolate that to the entire population?

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:38 AM (lD3vL)

532 The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.


Another good reason to break up Googol.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (oVJmc)

533 I'm pondering who to get that Border Patrol kit for...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (UUBmN)

534 . . . hoping to get a Close-Up on the evening news . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:39 AM (ta49A)

535 Our teams will be talking further, and we agreed to speak again in the next 48 hours!

I'm sure the Hawaiian judge is ready to step in and throw impediments into this process.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:41 AM (lD3vL)

536 . . . you can see the Gleem in Schumer's eyes when he trash-talks Trump . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:42 AM (ta49A)

537 ITS ILLEGAL FOR THE PRESIDENT TO POST BAIL FOR SOMEONE!!!!

---Hawaiian in black

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:42 AM (UUBmN)

538 Sounds like little Pablo needs to go the fuck back to Guatemala, the dental care paradise.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 21, 2019 08:43 AM (oVJmc)

539 These puns are gumming up the AM thread...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:43 AM (6qErC)

540 . . . Schumer thinks he's Ultra Brite but he's not . . .

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:44 AM (ta49A)

541 What time is it in military terms? Would you say 3235?
Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 08:35 AM


If powdered eggs are still alive.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:44 AM (0wxLi)

542 These puns are gumming up the AM thread...
Posted by: Anon a mouse
---
Don't worry, it will all be brushed away soon.

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (UUBmN)

543 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (cF8AT)

544 The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight.

And why not?

Considering the propaganda of the Cold War and the Russians launching Sputnik, media was saturated with space travel.

Nowadays, its saturated with all-things-trans.

Kids are probably more interested in genital mutilation than spaceflight now.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (lD3vL)

545 Schumer thinks he's Ultra Brite but he's not . . .
Posted by: FireHorse
----
You mean like a toothpaste?

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (UUBmN)

546 Schumer said in Feb

The Presidents unlawful declaration over a crisis that does not exist does great violence to our Constitution and makes America less safe, stealing from urgently needed defense funds for the security of our military and our nation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (JFO2v)

547 Don't worry, it will all be brushed away soon."

Gargle...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:46 AM (6qErC)

548 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?

Do something really daring and go expand the borders and leave everything strike-through case.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

549 what trouble can we get into? "

Gingivitis, from the sound of it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (6qErC)

550 Is it just us Texans ?

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (UUBmN)

551 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?
Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM


We could all put on pants ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (0wxLi)

552 I noticed when I have a cold I can't taste coffee. On those days I only drink like a gallon and a half.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (/Fmtj)

553 Sounds like little Pablo needs to go the fuck back to Guatemala, the dental care paradise.

I'm waiting for our expert AOC to be weighing in about now on this topic.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:49 AM (lD3vL)

554 Is it just us Texans ?"

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:50 AM (6qErC)

555 Is it just us Texans ?
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM


We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:51 AM (0wxLi)

556 We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
---
*snort* aka cats...

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:52 AM (UUBmN)

557 Is it just us Texans ?

I was thinking about going on a distance ride this morning before the temps reached the century mark and the blast furnace from the south kicked in.

Apparently that idea failed.... time to french press some cofeveve

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (lD3vL)

558 I'm waiting for our expert AOC to be weighing in about now on this topic.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:49 AM (lD3vL)


She can't make it.

Her legs broke due to osteoporosis,


from her teeth sucking all the calcium out of the rest of her body.


Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (2EMYr)

559 Do something really daring and go expand the borders and leave everything strike-through case.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 08:47 AM (lD3vL)

That's a daily occurrence here.

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:53 AM (cF8AT)

560 Ran out to Produce Junction, it is oppressive out there already.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2019 08:54 AM (BbGew)

561 Ya know what...I don't think there are any cobs around....what trouble can we get into?
Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:45 AM (cF8AT)

Are you not of the body?......

Landru save us!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2019 08:54 AM (Z+IKu)

562 No one has made it all bold and red while centered....

Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:55 AM (UUBmN)

563 We're the only ones who remembered the Alarmo.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
---
*snort* aka cats...
Posted by: lin-duh, was deplorable now a committed racist! at July 21, 2019 08:52 AM (UUBmN)



Ooooo, Netflix needs to make a movie of

"The Alamo" with all the actors in the make-up and costumes from "CATS".


Call it "The Calico".


You're welcome, Hollywood!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2019 08:56 AM (2EMYr)

564 We could all put on pants ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 08:48 AM (0wxLi)

That's like Antifa level radical!

Posted by: Tami at July 21, 2019 08:56 AM (cF8AT)

565 We could all put on pants ... "

What's "pants" precious?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2019 08:57 AM (6qErC)

566 "The results reveal that, at least for Western countries, kids today are more interested in YouTube than spaceflight."

I had no interest in space or spaceflight or astronauts as a kid. And if we'd had youtube, I may have thought that was the cool thing to do. I don't know. As it was, I was into sports and spy stories.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 21, 2019 08:59 AM (H8QX8)

567 Tlaib going fukn nutz at 2016 Trump rally

https://tinyurl.com/y45jjhvq

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2019 08:59 AM (JFO2v)

568 Books ahoy!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (kQs4Y)

569 Books are N000000D!

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (ta49A)

570 We all get promotions to Colonel.

When the CoBs' away, the Colonels will play.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 21, 2019 09:02 AM (0wxLi)

571 Short video of the first static firing of SpaceX's Starhopper test vehicle. It happened on 7/16 in Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKyZ_7ZjabU

That'll buff right out. No, really! It was still standing on the pad at the end. It was a fuel leak, not an explosion.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2019 09:03 AM (sdi6R)

572 We all get promotions to Colonel.

Posted by: Duncanthrax
________

You're higher than that just for having played football for Donald Trump.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:04 AM (ta49A)

573 I had no interest in space or spaceflight or astronauts as a kid.

I'm trying to think how that would look - some kid obsessing over spaceflight or astronauts.

Kids usually have remarkably short attention spans - which is good, since there is a great number of things worthy of exploration and interest.

We all can't be fighting for a spot on the Flight to Mars, and I don't know anyone who fantasizing about working behind a CAD/CAM station for years designing a component in a complex system... These days that work is off shored to developing country interns.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at July 21, 2019 09:05 AM (lD3vL)

574 Most people these days only care about what the media tells them to care about. Things were a different 50 years ago but the die was cast. Leading factors then were Uncle Walter's obsession with spaceflight and the sewing of the Red Scare in the news media. We won the Race and the Cold War is over. The media/elites thinks it's time to "Save the Planet"

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:09 AM (PveK5)

575 Most people these days only care about what the media tells them to care about.

Posted by: pawn
________

That the nature of mass media as explained by agenda-setting theory, first proposed by Max McCombs at the University of Texas at Austin. This is how the media work, and it's natural.

What must be frustrating to the Left is that, though setting the agenda and dictating what we think about, the media don't tell us what to think. Media, therefore, are powerful but that power is limited.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (ta49A)

576 "These days that work is off shored to developing country interns."

Not true. ITAR.

In the biz.

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:14 AM (PveK5)

577 It seems to me that the only thing that the Left is frustrated about is the Constitution.

Posted by: pawn at July 21, 2019 09:32 AM (PveK5)

578 This sure beats L.A. anytime

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 21, 2019 06:52 PM (FLiOE)

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When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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