Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 11-16-2019

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WIM Melissa Castrillon Gomez (COL)


We will have a fishing thread later. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Beginner Problem - White To Play (1070)

Goal: White can force mate in 3 moves
Hint: Use a deflection sacrifice on h8


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Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (106

Goal: Black can force mate in 5
Hint: Smash though the pawns


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Advanced Problem - Black To Play (1066)

Black is in bad shape. Yes, he's got the R+R v. R+B advantage, but White's connected advanced pawns are crushing. How does Black avoid losing?

(h/t to the lurking chess moron who sent this one to me last month)


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Germany




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Solutions Update

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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1.Be6+ Kf8
2.Rh8+ Bxh8
3.Rg8#


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


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8/ppp3pk/4Q3/6q1/5rr1/1BP3P1/PP3P2/R3R1K1 b - - 0 1

1...Rxg3+
2.Kf1

Or 2.fxg3 Qxg3+ 3.Kh1 Rh4+ 4.Qh3 Rxh3#

2...Rxf2+
3.Kxf2 Qf4+
4.Ke2 Rg2+
5.Kd3 (5.Kd1 Qd2#)
5...Rd2#


Advanced Problem - Black To Play


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Answer:

Sometimes you have to figure out how to eke out a draw in a seemingly lost position. Fortunately for Black, his King is in a near-stalemate position, which allows him to attack with impunity.

1...Ra8+!
2.Kxa8

Forced, of course.

2...Rb8+
3.Ka7

White can't take the Rook because that would be stalemate. All he can do is move out of the way. But Black can still chase him around.

3...Rb7+
4.Ka6 Rb6+
5.Ka5 Rb5+
6.Ka4 Rb4+
7.Ka3 Rb3+
8.Ka2 Rb2+
9.Ka1 Rb1+

Black can keep White's king pinned to the a-file with endless checks. As long as he does, it's a draw.

Perpetual checks and stalemates should be in your tactical toolbox to be used in tricky endgames when it looks like all is lost.


Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:23 PM




Comments

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1 Gosh, when did this show up?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (J6P5a)

2 First???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (axyOa)

3 Just now. apparently...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at November 16, 2019 05:24 PM (J6P5a)

4 Sigh...

Posted by: Diogenes at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (axyOa)

5 Chest thread!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 05:25 PM (oVJmc)

6 Played a real Napoleonic war game against human opposition, pretty fun as I have only played solo the last 3 decades

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:26 PM (ZCEU2)

7 We live in stupid times

Posted by: blaster at November 16, 2019 05:27 PM (ZfRYq)

8 Gee blaster, why so optimistic?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:28 PM (Tt761)

9 RIP David Gibson of Gibson Bakery. Too bad Oberling College made the last few years of your life misery.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:31 PM (N3JsI)

10 Top ten and I'm still last. Did I kill the thread already?

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:31 PM (Tt761)

11 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM (N3JsI)

12 Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:34 PM (UUBmN)

13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

14 Is the girl in the 2nd picture on stilts?

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (5v5Zx)

15 Chess Thread Cowabunga!

I am gonna go with the broad who is farting off the bridge....if she does that, what else might she do.

YOLO.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 05:37 PM (Z+IKu)

16 Yo Peeps!

The girl in the straw hat seems willIng, but skeptical.

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 05:37 PM (dCRRg)

17 To my lasting dismay, there were no girls in the chess club at my high school... How life might have changed...

Posted by: setnaffa at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (c4NCi)

18 Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM

Oh that would be a dream trip. If you can read some book on it if you don't know much about it. It will make it more life like.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:38 PM (ZCEU2)

19 Kate is not the one who can pull off that yellow pillowcase looking dress, and Melania's looks like she borrowed a Dominican friar's habit for her seamstress to tweak.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:39 PM (sQqgE)

20 >>> I am gonna go with the broad who is farting off the bridge.

Judging by the cars in the background, she is well north of 90.

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 05:39 PM (dCRRg)

21 If you saw my saga from this morning my wife finally did get the heater control box dried out enough to work.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:40 PM (ZCEU2)

22 13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

That's the British NHS for ya. The 10 month waiting list is a kick in the crooked teeth, too.

Posted by: Masha at November 16, 2019 05:41 PM (jp0Bv)

23 Melania's dress is from her first Christmas in the White House.
Gorgeous decor and, because it was white, rayciss!!!!!

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (Tt761)

24 "Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital. "

Say what you wish of the Royals...
I like Kate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (cqNba)

25 William needs better fitting pants. The skinny jean look does not work well on him and they are too short.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (iaYfR)

26 That b/w New Look photo - perfect. I like the pink off the shoulder frock in the azalea garden background. I like the mint color dress on that model too. It suits her.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:42 PM (sQqgE)

27 Holy shit, Melissa Castrillon.

[Assumes jailbait, smiles politely]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (uLvfA)

28 I like the yellow dress Princess Kate is wearing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (WI7YS)

29
Those hairy arms belongs in the Pet Thread!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:44 PM (yl64X)

30 So, would it be wrong to send in one of those cologuard sample collection boxes gift wrapped? Y'know, something festive for the season. Hypothetically speaking. Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at November 16, 2019 05:44 PM (jp0Bv)

31 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM


Waterloo!

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

32 Melania rocks it.

--and I take some solace that Wills is over a decade younger than I, and has half my hair . . . and a lovely wife.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (uLvfA)

33

Prince Knucklehead looks like brian stelter.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (yl64X)

34 Willowed, unless I'm running even later than I think:

Now that we're over 100 -- Amazed OT! I'm probably the last to know, but
I was setting up my birthday gift (an Xbox One), and discovered that I
can actually use it to surf the web!

(My gaming computed died a
bit over a week ago. Gonna have to replace Skyrim, and try a few new
games, but at least Oblivion still works on the old computer.)

Yeah,
I think this Christmas is going to be mostly gift cards. At our ages,
we have pretty much everything we really want ... though I like to have
at least one "wrapping" present per person.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (nzgAx)

35 Yay dresses!

Posted by: vmom is on her last nerve with these traitors at November 16, 2019 05:46 PM (G546f)

36 Yay vmom!

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:48 PM (sQqgE)

37 45-0, Hokies! Still in the 3rd Qt. Its a good time to have things figured out, near the end of the season.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:49 PM (68Eft)

38 Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

My, my!

At Waterloo, Napoleon did surrender

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (G546f)

39 27 Holy shit, Melissa Castrillon.
[Assumes jailbait, smiles politely]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:43 PM (uLvfA)


Born in 1995, so she is now, what, 24?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (3Ame7)

40 Hi Kallisto!

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 05:51 PM (G546f)

41 PG, Hokies will be a force next season.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (FPt1a)

42 Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

43 Game thread!

The big news last week was Google Stadia. Rather, the upcoming week since it is scheduled for 19 November. It's a game streaming service.

Yong Yea and Jim Sterling have called shenanigans on this service as it stands now. Questions haven't been answered about how well it will work on household machines.

The main problem is that Stadia flat doesn't support very many games. Only TWELVE as of 19 November. And they're old games which can be streamed already. And Google're asking $60 to play them. Not to own them...

The new Tomb Raider series is okay (at least the first one), and Red Dead Redemption 2 is a classic. And they're planning to make the new Doom available... next year. Same with Cyberpunk 2077.

Looks more like Google sta-DOA, as Yong Yea puts it.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ykYG2)

44 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine



The Battle of Waterloo! It's where Iowan's stopped the combined forces of Minnesota and Wisconsin from invading and pillaging the pig farms?

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:53 PM (68Eft)

45 I heard a great INXS song while out today. It's not one of their massive hits, so I don't know the name. I *do* know it wasn't "Waterloo".

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (sQqgE)

46 31 Skip. Going to Waterloo next spring. Touring with a friend who's a military expert. Really looking forward to it.
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 05:32 PM

Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

--Waterloo, Ontario?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (X0vrk)

47 41 PG, Hokies will be a force next season.
Posted by: logprof



They certainly look like it tonight.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (68Eft)

48 Hi OregonMuse
I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)

49 42 Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)

Able was I, ere I saw Elba

Posted by: Napoleon at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (G546f)

50 Also from YongYea's channel -

EA / BiohazardWare are rewriting Anthem, so good luck with that.

Bethesda is banning "helpful" players of Fallout 76. For making them look bad I guess. Because Fallout 76 is a perfect game /s

And Blizzard are going full stream on microtransactions for Diablo 4.

So, you know, another week ending in a day ending in 'y'.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (ykYG2)

51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

52 40. hi vmom! Got all yer Christmas shopping done?

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (sQqgE)

53 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???
>You'd think they could afford a hospital.


They're not paying the janitors enough.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (ykYG2)

54 That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (xSo9G)

55 This is a very funny BBC show called the Armstrong and Miller Show. In this so, these two stereotypical British WWII pilots are chatting in various scenes, but there is a twist:

https://youtu.be/r_b1Y-Rl_Uo

They talk like Millenials.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (bQngX)

56 OM, is that the Queen Mum in the 2nd photo?

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (VcFUs)

57 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (arJlL)

58 Born in 1995, so she is now, what, 24?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 05:50 PM (3Ame7)

--Okay, at least older than my niece.

[exhales a little]

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:58 PM (qYEbv)

59 >>Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.

Master of the understatement.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:59 PM (ZLI7S)

60 >>> The main problem is that Stadia flat doesn't support very many games. Only TWELVE as of 19 November. And they're old games which can be streamed already. And Google're asking $60 to play them. Not to own them...

Not a gamer, but didn't XBox have a plodding start?

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (dCRRg)

61 52 40. hi vmom! Got all yer Christmas shopping done?
Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 05:57 PM (sQqgE)

Aaahhhhh!!

I was just saying yesterday - as soon as the stores put up their Christmas displays I feel behind in my shopping!

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (G546f)

62 Oh that would be a dream trip. If you can read some book on it if you don't know much about it. It will make it more life like.

Read Georgette Heyers' book, "The Spanish" Based on the life of General Sir Harry Smith who was a young officer under Wellington. Great bibliography at the end with many of the men who were there.

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (u5LFV)

63 Speaking of video games, I just downloaded my favorite game from many years ago:

Redneck Rampage.

A very fun game that I am sure many here would enjoy.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (bQngX)

64 Don't care for the dress on Kate or Melania. Both usually hit it out of the park. These both belong in the dugout.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:01 PM (dUJdY)

65 Today Melania is seen wearing a midi gown cream colored dress by Dior. It was a custom take on a navy Dior number she wore in Japan. The gilded belt cinched Melania's waist a complimented her shapely figure between the dreamtic draped sleeves and graceful fluid skirt that fell just below her knees.

This was her first Christmas in the White House and she is unveilling its Christmas decorations with a them of "Time-Honored Traditions."

Melania Trump invited youngsters to view the decorations and do crafts, visiting the White House from nearby Joint Base Andrews

The first lady was greeted with squeezes and hugs, as one young boy told her that she looked 'beautiful, like an angel!'

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (Dhht7)

66 OOPS! "The Spanish Bride"

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (u5LFV)

67 >>> That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.

Big nose?

Posted by: fluffy at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (dCRRg)

68 I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)


Mrs. Muse and I visited Maryhill on the way back from the Yakima MoMe last May. It's really the only exhibit worth seeing in that museum. The outside grounds are beautiful, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (3Ame7)

69 I finished the Fallout 76 main campaign about a month ago. I'll probably check back in whenever they get around to introducing NPCs next year. I guess I got my $30 worth out of it.

Been playing Kingdom Come: Deliverance and enjoying it, though I still suck at the swordplay.

I'm wondering if this will be the year I finally upgrade the gaming rig; the GTX 770 is getting long in the tooth.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (DTX3h)

70
Speaking of the royals, Prince Randy Andy did an interview trying to 'splain away the Epstein thing:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7693471

He did not have sexual relations with that underage girl, Virginia Roberts.

Yeah, that's me in the that photo, but I just don't remember it. I don't wear that sort of kit in London, so there's something wrong there. That's me, but I just don't understand.

I was taking Beatrice out for pizza at the time.

No, I had no idea what was going on with Epstein. I live in Buckingham Palace, so I don't pay any attention to all these people running around. I assumed they worked for Jeffrey, and were doing things staff does.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (f1Vqw)

71 dreamtic = dramatic.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:03 PM (Dhht7)

72 I'm waiting for Rebel Milky Way Brigand Outlaw Bandit Galaxy, or whatever that stupidly-redundant title is, to get out of Epic and onto civilised platforms like Steam.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (ykYG2)

73 Once again olddog hits it out of the park with the color commentary.

Posted by: Ben Had at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (iaYfR)

74 48 Hi OregonMuse
I made it back to Maryhill Museum last weekend. The chess set display remains amazing. They have switched some of the displays about but my favorite remains the ceramic, Socialists v Capitalists, from the bad old days when the USSR was a thing over there. It was the last weekend open until April.
Also checked out the nearby winery. That was both good and expensive.
Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM (Tt761)
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A few years ago the Detroit Institute of Arts had an exhibit of chess sets and that one was included! I was pumped because I saw it in one of my dad's chess set books as a kid. The capitalists were in chains, of course.

My favorites were the Meissen "frog" and "sea life" sets.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

75 vmom, have you ever seen Muriel's Wedding? It's about an overweight girl who LOVES Abba and sets out to snag herself a husband. Toni Collette when she was overweight. Can't remember the other chicks name but she was in Six Feet Under.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

76 He did not have sexual relations with that underage girl, Virginia Roberts.

Yeah, that's me in the that photo, but I just don't remember it. I don't wear that sort of kit in London, so there's something wrong there. That's me, but I just don't understand.


How well did the "that's someone else's d!ck" work for R Kelly?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (ykYG2)

77 The first lady was greeted with squeezes and hugs, as one young boy told her that she looked 'beautiful, like an angel!'

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:02 PM (Dhht7)


That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (3Ame7)

78 Waterloo!

Cock-a-doodle-doodle-doodle-doo

Waterloo!


Oh-oh-oh you ate one too !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:05 PM (arJlL)

79 61. You know who had a nice Christmas display around here? The True Value hardware store, no kidding.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (sQqgE)

80
Big nose?
Posted by: fluffy
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Nails are blue...oh...wait minute.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (xSo9G)

81 Dinner tonight was chili. There were carrots.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (8AONa)

82 Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:04 PM (dUJdY)

I've never seen it - will have to see if I can find it

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (G546f)

83 You can stalemate the last puzzle with

1. ....Ra8+
2. Kxa8 Rb8+

If W takes it is stalemate. So

3. Ka7 Rb7+

And W gives up trying to win because you're just going to keep checking the K on the B file.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (Wi57B)

84
That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.
Posted by: OregonMuse
--------

OM has seized the time machine!

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:07 PM (CDGwz)

85 Waterloo!
Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 05:45 PM (r6GXX)

--Waterloo, Ontario?
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 05:54 PM


"Okay, wait, if we were one of Europe's greatest leaders, and we were stranded in San Dimas for one day, where would we go?"

https://youtu.be/WTGJyu7uZc0

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (r6GXX)

86 Hang on - Toni Colette was.in Hereditary - amazing performance, but super skinny

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (G546f)

87 Re: ABBA.

I have always loved them, I don't care what anyone says.

Also, they were offered $750,000,000.00 some years ago to get together and play a few shows again, but turned that down.

Name another band who has been offered that kind of coin to do a short reunion tour.

Also, Holy Shit, they must really hate each other.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (bQngX)

88 51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

--The Navy is being stomped by a woman over 2,000 years old.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (/tOKU)

89 At the war game convention saw actually a few chess sets for sale.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (ZCEU2)

90 That chess babe has a serious oxygenation problem.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Stand back !

While I administer mouth - to whatever - I can grab aholt of resuscitation.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:10 PM (arJlL)

91 Was Prince Andrew the one who married that chunky ginger with the bows in her hair?

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:12 PM (/tOKU)

92 Skip. Figures prominently in Georgette Heyer Regency romances. Oddly enough that's where I learned the most about it.
An Infamous Army being a great book for learning about the battle. At one time it was used at Sandhurst to teach about the battle. Very well researched and very detailed. May still be used. Heyer was very good at historical detail.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 16, 2019 06:12 PM (N3JsI)

93 86 Hang on - Toni Colette was.in Hereditary - amazing performance, but super skinny
Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 06:08 PM (G546f)

--I thought it was Muriel's Wedding that had the Toni Collette/ABBA thing going.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:13 PM (/tOKU)

94 While I administer mouth - to whatever - I can grab aholt of resuscitation.
Posted by: JT
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Lip-lock, and chest compressions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (CDGwz)

95 That's was Christmas 1917. I saw that video. The way Melania interacted with those children was very heartwarming.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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OM has seized the time machine!
Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:07 PM (CDGwz)


Crap. Dang typos. Well, it was a very old video.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (3Ame7)

96 vmom, it's one of my favorites. A little hard to understand because of the Australian accents but you'll pick it up fairly quickly.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:14 PM (dUJdY)

97 And W gives up trying to win because you're just going to keep checking the K on the B file.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (Wi57B)


Right!

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (3Ame7)

98 Kate is seen wearing a new dress in cheery yellow hue by Jenny Packham as she touring Heidelburg in July of 2017. Packham is British, based in London and one Kate's go-to designers.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (Dhht7)

99 logprof, it was. That's the movie I'm talking about. Was very early in her career and she was.. shall we say.. hefty?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

100 Skip - glad about your heater box but sad about the mini-greenhouse.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (sQqgE)

101 Crap. Dang typos. Well, it was a very old video.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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Sure, sure.

*glances out window at doughboys marching by*

Posted by: Mike Hammer at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (CDGwz)

102 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)

103 88 51 Gotta admit, I have seen Navy play better than today.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 05:55 PM (cqNba)

--The Navy is being stomped by a woman over 2,000 years old.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:09 PM (/tOKU)
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RBG in the game?

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (nOpGg)

104 "Was Prince Andrew the one who married that chunky ginger with the bows in her hair?"

I thought that was Shrek.

Posted by: A Latin speaking pig at November 16, 2019 06:17 PM (Tnijr)

105

Just finished watching the extended restored cit of Major Dundee, starring Senta Berger and both of her extremely large Austrian breastesses. Invigorating.

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 06:18 PM (nWzqh)

106 102 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?
Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)
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Not sure. She seemed to be speaking in code earlier.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:18 PM (nOpGg)

107
*glances out window at doughboys marching by*
Posted by: Mike Hammer


Poke 'em in the belly and they giggle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 06:20 PM (aKsyK)

108 We used to winter over in Maryhill. We had friends with a house there. (We camped out by the river in our Airstream). Never went to the Museum but I love "Stonehenge".

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 06:20 PM (Lqy/e)

109 I've been out all day; did Bluebell escape her captors ?
Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:16 PM (arJlL)
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Not sure. She seemed to be speaking in code earlier.
Posted by: Weasel

Is she still in the 80 deg. room ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:21 PM (arJlL)

110 Ryan George, the genius behind the Pitch Meetings I post on here every once in a while, also does other short sketches.

This one is called The First Guy To Ever Have A Dream:

https://youtu.be/FFeWW1uvgys

Posted by: Sharkman at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (bQngX)

111 Don't care for the dress on Kate or Melania. Both usually hit it out of the park. These both belong in the dugout.

--

I'm with you, Jewells. I don't like either dress. I don't like that sunny yellow color on many people and that material just looks way too couchy. Melania's dress is shapeless, even on her voluptuous figure. They both dress impeccably nearly 100% of the time, but missed the mark on both of these.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (JoUsr)

112 Played the battle of Denewitz 1813 today. People do lots of research on the army's and set ups, painting is only half the fun.
Wrote the other morning if Anna doesn't play war games it's a shame.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM (ZCEU2)

113
Poke 'em in the belly and they giggle.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Back off dude, the giggle stuff is just an act.

Posted by: Poppin' Fresh at November 16, 2019 06:23 PM (CDGwz)

114 99 logprof, it was. That's the movie I'm talking about. Was very early in her career and she was.. shall we say.. hefty?
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:15 PM (dUJdY)

--She put the pounds on.

Toni C. is the exemplar of the pretty actress who is actually a good enough actress that directors give her frumpy/fatty (dare I say, meatier) roles more often than going for the hawtness.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 06:23 PM (/tOKU)

115 "Stonehenge".

"First, there was straw henge and then wood henge, ....but a Big Bad Wolf came and blew them down......"

Eddie Izzard

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:24 PM (arJlL)

116 oh, now I see the Christmas decor in the Melania pic. I have to amend and revise my prior remark. Her dress is occasion appropriate.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:24 PM (sQqgE)

117 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (u5LFV)

118 Lady in Black, yes Kate's dress looks like something from the 50's or 60's.. not sure. It looks terribly dated. I don't mind yellow so much, though I can't pull it off.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (dUJdY)

119 oh, now I see the Christmas decor in the Melania pic.

(trudges back to the Melania pic.......)

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (arJlL)

120 @RepLeeZeldin

Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale. This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

121 Eddie Izzard
Posted by: JT

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"Cake or Death?"

Um, Cake?

"oh, allright."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (Y4EXg)

122 Somewhere to the SW of the farm is the roadside attraction Foamhenge.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (nOpGg)

123 She put the pounds on.

Wait..she gained weight for that role? I had no idea. I thought she started out as hefty and then slimmed down to get the American movie roles.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (dUJdY)

124 120 @RepLeeZeldin

Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale. This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on Tue!
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)

Like facts matter to that Beria wannabe.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (cJiNU)

125 The Hokies are up 45-0 with less than 3 minutes to go. I think they will hang on and beat GATech. They were nearly flawless tonight.

GO HOKIES!!

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 06:28 PM (68Eft)

126 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM


Epstein D___'_ K___ H______

Posted by: Bill and Ted at November 16, 2019 06:29 PM (r6GXX)

127 Epstein Didn't Kill Himself

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:29 PM (ZCEU2)

128 And Eric Ciaramella is the Whistleblower

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

129 "Cake or Death?"

Um, Cake?

"oh, allright."
Posted by: Tonypete

"Cake or death ?

"Cake please"

" We're all out of cake"

"So, my choice is or death ?"

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (arJlL)

130 "RepLeeZeldin"

My mind is trying to make "Led Zeppelin" out of that but something doesn't fit.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Scrabble at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (Tnijr)

131 118. It looks like the Easter dress Mom got me when I was a kid. I do think a tall, willowy dark skinned model could do it justice. Maybe.

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:30 PM (sQqgE)

132 >>Like facts matter to that Beria wannabe.

Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)

133 Melania's dress is shapeless, even on her voluptuous figure....
Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:22 PM

See comment @ 65. The kids loved it.

https://tinyurl.com/LooksLikeAngel

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (Dhht7)

134

Gadzooks fellows! This Trump chappy is late for tiffin! How extraordinary!

Posted by: Feckless Prickwit at November 16, 2019 06:32 PM (nWzqh)

135 It looks like the Easter dress Mom got me when I was a kid.

Yes, perfect description.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 06:33 PM (dUJdY)

136 Ahh, that made me smile, olddog. Ya know, she did look like an angel in that dress. It looks a lot better in motion.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 16, 2019 06:33 PM (JoUsr)

137 117. You're just a kid compared to my aunt who turns 100 next month!

Posted by: kallisto at November 16, 2019 06:37 PM (sQqgE)

138
Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw
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I think that will only happen if the MSM begins to openly express doubt about the process, and I don't think that will happen.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 06:38 PM (xSo9G)

139 117. You're just a kid compared to my aunt who turns 100 next month!
Posted by: kallisto

I just came from a woman's 90th birthday party.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:38 PM (arJlL)

140 117 Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?
Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:26 PM (u5LFV)


Google is coming up with nothing. Where did you see it? Could you provide a bit of context?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:41 PM (3Ame7)

141 Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)


It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (3Ame7)

142 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.

Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

143 >81 Dinner tonight was chili. There were carrots.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 16, 2019 06:06 PM (8AONa)



Any yea there was a smiting. And much rejoicing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at November 16, 2019 06:44 PM (uDh3k)

144 Somewhere to the SW of the farm is the roadside attraction Foamhenge.
Posted by: Weasel

Do rabid dogs hang out there ?

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (arJlL)

145 "Will someone please tell this old octogenarian what the acronym EDKH stands for?'"

Can I buy a vowel?

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Wheel Of Fortune at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (Tnijr)

146 >>I think that will only happen if the MSM begins to openly express doubt about the process, and I don't think that will happen.

I don't think that would work out for Democrats either.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:45 PM (ZLI7S)

147 Epstein

Didn't

Kill

Himself

Posted by: SMH at November 16, 2019 06:46 PM (RU4sa)

148 EDKH
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Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:47 PM (ZCEU2)

149
EDKH
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Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:47 PM (ZCEU2)

150 The House of Castrillon Gomez Chinchilla de Los Arcos de Jesus once controlled 90 percent of the maracas trade out of Cartegena, Spain.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (XVuno)

151 Not often that you get trapped by your queen. (Just had to write that sentence.)

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (mYGbK)

152 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.

Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (l3+k2)

153 Google is coming up with nothing. Where did you see it? Could you provide a bit of context?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 06:41 PM (3Ame7)

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LOL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (XVuno)

154 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt

A Schiffgoat !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (arJlL)

155 Nope. But at some point it's going to be obvious to Nancy that the cost/benefit of continuing this scam is not in her favor.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:31 PM (ZLI7S)

It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Steny is not a fan

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (mYGbK)

156 Of course Google won't come up with it, probably not the Whistleblowers name if you asked either.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (ZCEU2)

157 152 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:48 PM (l3+k2)

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Too Jewish.

Posted by: Hedley Lamar at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (XVuno)

158 Democracy thrives on secret partisan hearings!

Posted by: MSM at November 16, 2019 06:49 PM (jKqaK)

159 Dang Skip you'd get about 150 points for that one.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg playing Scrabble at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (Tnijr)

160
Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (7rVsF)

161 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.
Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

Ummmmmmmm....Ouch.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (Z+IKu)

162 Thank you everybody!!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 06:51 PM (u5LFV)

163 Too Jewish.
Posted by: Hedley Lamar

I just recently re-watch Blazing Saddles and just sat in awe of the comedic genius that was Mel Brooks.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:52 PM (arJlL)

164 142 I think I damaged myself with a catheter. Red urine for the win.
Posted by: Mr. Clumsy at November 16, 2019 06:43 PM (s+LWh)

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You should have called us. We have free shipping right to your door, at no charge to you.

Posted by: Liberty Medical Direct at November 16, 2019 06:52 PM (XVuno)

165 Thank you everybody!!
Posted by: Grannymimi

Hiya Granny !

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (arJlL)

166 Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50

Well, at least she's doing better than Michael Obama.
"Make Sleeves Great Again."

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (Dhht7)

167 >>It had to be obvious to her from day 1. Nevertheless, she persisted.

Nothing about using Ukraine to try and impeach Trump makes any sense. Sometimes you have no choice but to play a bad hand.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:53 PM (ZLI7S)

168 160
Clearly, Melania needs to take fashion lessons from the always-stylish Hillary Clinton.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 06:50 PM (7rVsF)

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Just like America needs to take economic lessons from Venezuela.

Posted by: Liberty Medical Direct at November 16, 2019 06:54 PM (XVuno)

169 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?

Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

170 Maybe Nancy wants the impeachment theater to fail, to strike a blow at the crazies, and use Schiff as a scapegoat.
Posted by: davidt

A Schiffgoat !
Posted by: JT
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I just cannot believe that Nancy is that bright. I'm still amazed/amused that she transferred the process from Nadler to Schiff. I mean, Schiff had already established himself as a complete clown during the Mueller stuff.

You may have a point, she might have wanted to ensure failure, but if that's the case, she's going to be tarred with that same brush.

It's all so fantastically stupid that it is hard to process.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 06:56 PM (xSo9G)

171 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)


Wherever there is corruption in the world,
Hillary is there.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 06:56 PM (aS1PU)

172 Sometimes you have no choice but to play a bad hand.
Posted by: JackStraw

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Really?!

Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 06:57 PM (Y4EXg)

173 169 Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?
Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

The rope they have can only go around Ukraine.

Maybe if she starts using her stairmaster they can fit her in next month.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 06:58 PM (Wi57B)

174 169
Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?


Posted by: davidt at November 16, 2019 06:55 PM (l3+k2)

She was Secretary of State when the US began planning the 2014 Ukrane coup.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 06:58 PM (CQ3Qb)

175 Barely can stay awake, ( counts fingers again)
We going fishing tonight?

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

176 Read
Georgette Heyers' book, "The Spanish" Based on the life of General Sir
Harry Smith who was a young officer under Wellington.
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Ladysmith, S.A. is named for his Spanish wife. I've read during the pillaging of Badajoz during the Peninsular War, he spent all night defending her from looters with them soon marrying although Wiki's bio has a slightly different version.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:00 PM (Dh1wo)

177 175
Barely can stay awake, ( counts fingers again)

We going fishing tonight?

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 06:59 PM (ZCEU2)

In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:00 PM (CQ3Qb)

178 Really?!
Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 06:57 PM (Y4EXg)

Never gets old.

Posted by: tbodie at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM (YxTUV)

179 so what's the score ?

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM (B+t5k)

180 It's all so fantastically stupid that it is hard to process.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I think she is taking Schiff out with this

Posted by: Jean at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (mYGbK)

181 Better late than never.

Better never late (H.S. Latin teacher).

Wife retired yesterday. MiL ordered sushi. Let's see how much Sake reduces chess problem solving capacity.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (XzVUd)

182 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

183 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

184 >>Has Hillary been tied directly to Ukraine yet?

For years. The Clinton Foundation got more donations from Ukraine than any other foreign country. Her single biggest donor is a Ukrainian oligarch, Victor Pinchuk.

And much of the dirt for the Steele dossier came from Ukraine as did the black ledger on Manafort.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (ZLI7S)

185 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

Send cash to the White House like I do.

Small, unmarked bills work best.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

186
much of the dirt for the Steele dossier came from Ukraine

Posted by: JackStraw

========

Which dirt went from Ukraine to the Steele dossier?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (13CQC)

187
How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)


Send me a large box full of used $20 bills and I'll make a contribution for that same amount. Promise!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (7rVsF)

188 Cash. A novel idea.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:04 PM (w7KSn)

189 Beginner. Solved but solution is not clean.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:05 PM (XzVUd)

190 Send cash to the White House like I do.
Small, unmarked bills work best.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)


How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)

191 How can I donate money to Trump without getting my name put on a list where people who will then hate me can do reprisals?

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (w7KSn)

money order?

Posted by: vmom singing Abba enthusiastically off-key at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (G546f)

192 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar

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Alternatively, it could be wasted.

Posted by: Michelle Fields at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (Y4EXg)

193 So I hear kapershit backed out of his workout or changed the location and rules? Lol. Fuck him and the nfl

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (yWXpx)

194 182 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

--I decline to visit any museum that does not recognize the Virginia for her proper name.

Well, I have driven the MMBT many times, so I guess I'm a sell-out anyway.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (/tOKU)

195 Damnit! Off one armed sock!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (Y4EXg)

196 >>Which dirt went from Ukraine to the Steele dossier?

Nellie Ohr testified to Congress that Fusion had a direct source in Ukraine supplying them dirt that later became part of the dossier.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (ZLI7S)

197 Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

--I decline to visit any museum that does not recognize the Virginia for her proper name.

Well, I have driven the MMBT many times, so I guess I'm a sell-out anyway.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:07 PM (/tOKU)

They do mention that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:08 PM (yWXpx)

198 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)


At least you'll know that it isn't being wasted.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 16, 2019 07:08 PM (aS1PU)

199 Send cash to the White House like I do.
Small, unmarked bills work best.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:03 PM (Z+IKu)

How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM

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Define wasting.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:10 PM (JUOKG)

200 How do you know some low-level intern is not intercepting your cash and spending it all on hookers and blow?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:06 PM (3Ame7)

I trust the government employees to be honest and faithful servants of the public good.

Plus hookers have to eat too.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:10 PM (Z+IKu)

201 At least you'll know that it isn't being wasted.
Posted by: DR.WTF

Ahem - #192 - the Horde mind is awesome.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (Y4EXg)

202 'Horns are getting their collective ass handed them.

No need for the (illegal) upside down hook 'em.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (ApEN6)

203 Skip, I'm a toy soldier wargamer too although I haven't played in about five years after our group died out. Mainly early and mid 18th century; Naps; and WW2 in 25 and 15.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:11 PM (Dh1wo)

204 Intermediate: obvious solution has a small flaw.
Advanced: ughh... too much Sake.

Goingto peek to see how others did.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (XzVUd)

205 I have been to that museum in Newport News.
They have a sort of bas relief exhibit showing the condition of the vessel when raised, includes bodies, 2 sailors and a cat, iirc.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (w7KSn)

206 Auburn making a pretty good showing this 4th quarter.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (Dhht7)

207
Nellie Ohr testified to Congress that Fusion had a direct source in Ukraine supplying them dirt that later became part of the dossier.
Posted by: JackStraw

========

Hm. I can't remember what-all was in that dossier beyond smoke and urine. What on earth would Ukraine "know" about Trump back then? Pathetic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:13 PM (13CQC)

208 I have a question about the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor.

Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM (Z+IKu)

209 have been to that museum in Newport News.
They have a sort of bas relief exhibit showing the condition of the vessel when raised, includes bodies, 2 sailors and a cat, iirc.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:12 PM (w7KSn)

A cat? I missed that.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (yWXpx)

210 204 Goingto peek to see how others did.


Nothing. Except for advanced ...

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (XzVUd)

211 First puzzle

1. Be6+ and the Q might as well take it because after

1. ...Kf8
2. Rh8+ Bxh8
3. Rg8#

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (Wi57B)

212 OregonMuse, do you publish excerpts from Moron works in the Book Thread?

I'm wondering if/when I get closer to completing my novel if there's an opportunity for a teaser. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (ApEN6)

213 In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Unfortunately this...

This was always going to be a tough one for Trump to stick his nose into - Edwards is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty conservative, fairly popular, and former military. I went to college here and know what these folks liked then - and Edwards is just not offending any of that - I doubt much has changed. Bel Edwards is pretty good at retail politics with the Cajuns who hold the key to this state. And this state is one of the last to hold to the Democrat Old South as long as that Dem is catholic.

I think it will be a close loss for Rispone.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (32YRo)

214 Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM (Z+IKu)

I am no expert. They both had their pluses and minuses The South was short on a lot of things and it showed in the construction.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (yWXpx)

215 Hello to you, too, JT!

Posted by: Grannymimi at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (u5LFV)

216 The cat was mentioned in the audio tour.
Ship's cat.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:18 PM (w7KSn)

217 Except for Melania's rockin' kicks, a rare meh from me for both FLOTUS and Duchess. Sunshine yellow is a tough shade for pale ladies, plus lace is too old lady-ish.

That red dress uptop is pretty cool, though. And *what* is going on with the sleeves of the B&W plaid? Interesting.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:19 PM (65i3Q)

218 There are plenty of gamers around here, but there isn't any way at this time to get out besides evenings are out. That's why I play solo games. Today played with guy from Connecticut and another over Weasel's neighborhood.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)

219 Not sure of the exact line but the first is

1. Rxg3+ and if black takes with fxg3
2. Qxg3+ Kh1
3. Rxh4+ Qh3
4. Rxh3#

But white has 1...Kf1 so you either have Rg1+ or maybe even Rxf2+ blowing the whole side up

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (Wi57B)

220 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (oVJmc)

221 That's for the 2nd board puzzle

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (Wi57B)

222 Big game for Iowa.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)

223 218 There are plenty of gamers around here, but there isn't any way at this time to get out besides evenings are out. That's why I play solo games. Today played with guy from Connecticut and another over Weasel's neighborhood.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (ZCEU2)
----
That guy cheats.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (nOpGg)

224 211 - I have been looking at that since we started, didn't figure that out

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:22 PM (ZCEU2)

225 I think it will be a close loss for Rispone.



Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:17 PM (32YRo)

This was the most winnable governor's election in my lifetime. Any halfway competent Republican candidate would've beaten Edwards by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (CQ3Qb)

226 212 OregonMuse, do you publish excerpts from Moron works in the Book Thread?

I'm wondering if/when I get closer to completing my novel if there's an opportunity for a teaser. . . .

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:15 PM (ApEN6)


Signs point to yes.

E-mail me when you think the time is appropriate and we'll talk.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (3Ame7)

227
Except for Melania's rockin' kicks, a rare meh from me for both FLOTUS and Duchess. Sunshine yellow is a tough shade for pale ladies, plus lace is too old lady-ish.

That red dress uptop is pretty cool, though. And *what* is going on with the sleeves of the B&W plaid? Interesting.
Posted by: Gem

=========

I think the photography may be partly to blame for the meh look on Melania. She's worn that dress before and looked angelic.

The Duchess seems to favor lace. Google "Kate Duchess lace dress" and you get tons of hits, all colors, styles, and lengths.

As for the B&W plaid, seems like something is too clever by half.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (13CQC)

228 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM

What kind of rev should you have with a $55M budget on opening wknd for it to be financially successful?

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (Dhht7)

229 This election should've been a slam-dunk for a Republican to oust JBE.
The guy ran last time with the promise of not raising taxes and then
raised taxes in his first month. The next year he lied through his
teeth about the state facing armaggedon if he didn't get another massive
tax increase by threatening to cancel the LSU football program, shut
down the schools and kick all the old people out of state-subsidies
nursing homes. 12 months later the state has a huge surplus so those
are now seen by everyone as obvious lies. Rispone was just that bad of a
candidate.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:24 PM (CQ3Qb)

230 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (CQ3Qb)
------
Rispone reminded me of Ross Perot at the Trump rallys.. Just his speaking and stage mannerisms,

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:24 PM (nOpGg)

231 Hairyback Guy, neither the Merrimac not Monitor was the best design. They fought to a draw. The yankees won the war on industrial output and manpower, plus the Confederacy's lack of a real Navy. The next CW may feature a Confederacy composed not from just the Southern states but mostly of states not named New York or California.

Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (UUkQp)

232 Melania wore that dress last Christmas.

Which is an excuse to re-link "Twelve Days of Trumpmas"

https://youtu.be/o2Lv7OVI6eM

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (ApEN6)

233 13 >>Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???

You'd think they could afford a hospital.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 05:35 PM (ZLI7S)

I LOL'd.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (65i3Q)

234
Edwards is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty conservative, fairly popular, and former military.

=========

I don't know anything about him except that he's Democrat. How bad is he? He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)

235 so what's the score ?
Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 07:01 PM


Zed is dead.

Posted by: Butch at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (DMUuz)

236
Napoleon lost Waterloo but didn't abdicate until a short time after.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 05:52 PM (ZCEU2)


It could be said that Napoleon's Waterloo was in Russia or the Battle of Leipzig. The actual Battle of Waterloo was more of a last ditch attempt to buy himself some time to get the band back together again. If that was even possible at that point.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:26 PM (UDinV)

237 Personal problems of various sorts have stopped me from even solo gaming or even just painting for the past two years although that will be changing soon. I do still get out to Ontario's best annual convention though -- Hot Lead.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:26 PM (Dh1wo)

238
Edwards
is a staunch pro-life Catholic (in Louisiana, a must), pro-gun, pretty
conservative, fairly popular, and former military.




I don't know anything about him except that he's Democrat. How bad is he? He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)


So does that mean he'll go all liberal the minute he gets into office?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (UDinV)

239 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (nOpGg)

240 neither the Merrimac not Monitor was the best design. They fought to a draw.
Posted by: Eromero at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (UUkQp)

Yup......but I always wondered why our Navy or other Navies didn't copy and improve on the design at the time of the CSS Virginia as she looked more modern to me.

The USS Monitor was a good ship too but just a few guns.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:28 PM (Z+IKu)

241 It could be said that Napoleon's Waterloo was in Russia or the Battle of Leipzig. The actual Battle of Waterloo was more of a last ditch attempt to buy himself some time to get the band back together again. If that was even possible at that point.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

If Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.
It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all day.

Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

242 The Monitor had 2 guns, but they were on a big turret.
The gun box took some direct hits, but all they did was make shallow dents.

Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (w7KSn)

243 This was the most winnable governor's election in my lifetime. Any halfway competent Republican candidate would've beaten Edwards by 20+ points.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

I don't know Rispone but Bel Edwards was the Dems leader of the House before Governor - he's no idiot. And, taxes aside, he's plenty conservative in the right areas for Louisiana, and that's the problem - you can't keep running Treen type Republican candidates in Louisiana hoping for the same outcome - they like their candidates larger than life - Edwin Edwards won time and again on that principle alone.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (32YRo)

244 Here's how old I am: that "12 Days" vid is from '17, not '18.

Removeth thy self from mine lawn, lest thee loatheth thine life.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (ApEN6)

245 I think the photography may be partly to blame for the meh look on Melania. She's worn that dress before and looked angelic.

The Duchess seems to favor lace. Google "Kate Duchess lace dress" and you get tons of hits, all colors, styles, and lengths.

As for the B&W plaid, seems like something is too clever by half.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:23 PM (13CQC)

I don't mind her in lace, but i think this particular pattern would be better-suited for her Grandmama-in-law. :-)

You may be right on the photo angle for Melania.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:31 PM (65i3Q)

246 @RepLeeZeldin



Just finished the depo of OMB staffer, Mark Sandy, in Schiff's
Capitol basement bunker. He came in to testify about why there was a
hold on aid to Ukraine. His answer was very bad for Schiff's fairy tale.
This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on
Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 06:27 PM (ZLI7S)




All we'll hear from the MFM is all of the hearsay, overheard phone calls in restaurants and other assorted BS. The truth will be buried as usual

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:31 PM (UDinV)

247 I wonder when Schiff will start introducing voicemails as "evidence".

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (Wi57B)

248 I have cat chores to do, a shower and then should go to bed.

Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)

249
The cat was mentioned in the audio tour.
Ship's cat.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla


Be a hip cat, be a ship's cat
Somewhere, anywhere
That cat's something I can't explain

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (aKsyK)

250 The USS Monitor was a good ship too but just a few guns.
The Monitor's advantage was the fact that the 2 guns were in a rotating turret. Ideally the Monitor would have maneuvered to be on the Virginia's stern and simply shot her armor away and fired 15" shells down then length of the Virginia.

Posted by: Panhandler at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (S/rwf)

251 Youngest de Monet was at the Iowa - Texas game today with work friends from her internship in Cedar Rapids. Her univ is too small for football so big time college football game had to be fun for her.
And she rooted for both teams, being a Texas girl.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (5v5Zx)

252 The Warrior and Viper "class" ironclads, and their French counterparts, were oceangoing unlike Monitor and Virginia vessels.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (Dh1wo)

253 Intermediate Problem

1. ... Rxg3+
2. fxg3 Qxg3+
3. Kh1 Rh4+
4. Qh3 Rxh3#

Except white can wriggle out:

2. Kf1 Rxf2+
3. Kxf2 Qf4+
4. Ke2 Qf3+

Can't figure it out.

Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:34 PM (XzVUd)

254 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM (nOpGg)

Not a bad idea actually.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (9Om/r)

255 Grouchy not Ney.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (Dh1wo)

256 'Nite Skip.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:35 PM (arJlL)

257 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (HALdu)

258 You may be right on the photo angle for Melania.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 07:31

See comment @133 for video.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (Dhht7)

259 So Kaepernick never showed up for the workout...

From Matt Walsh's Twitter:

Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way, he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)

260 I have a question about the CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor.



Which was the better design? I always liked the Virginia but the Monitor looked to be the cheaper way to go.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 16, 2019 07:14 PM

---

The Monitor couldn't handle rough water, she would founder. But she was a tougher smaller target to hit and her two guns could bear in any direction by rotating the turret. The Virginia had more guns but was a huge target that could handle rougher seas.


IOW, it's a wash.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (JUOKG)

261 211
First puzzle



1. Be6+ and the Q might as well take it because after



Yep. I got that much. Let's look at the hint ... yep but no concrete solution, it seems.


Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (XzVUd)

262 242 The Monitor had 2 guns, but they were on a big turret.
The gun box took some direct hits, but all they did was make shallow dents.
Posted by: atilla the thrilla at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (w7KSn)

The problem with the turret is they did not have time to really test it and they had difficulty controlling the rotation, stopping it fire accurately.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:37 PM (yWXpx)

263 Someone should send Melissa Castrillon Gomez some instructions on how to wax that moustache.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (HALdu)

264 Goodnight, Skip. I hope you can restart regular gaming soon. Cheers.

Posted by: andycanuck at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (Dh1wo)

265
Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way, he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)


Actually he moved it to a local high school and only 8 teams showed up

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (yWXpx)

266 248 I have cat chores to do, a shower and then should go to bed.
Posted by: Skip at November 16, 2019 07:33 PM (ZCEU2)


-----------

Mark my words: The emails Trump received from the Nigerian prince promising to deposit millions in his bank account will spell the end for the Trump presidency.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (XVuno)

267 257 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (HALdu)

--Pippa's ass

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (ApEN6)

268
So Kaepernick never showed up for the workout...



From Matt Walsh's Twitter:



Kaepernick made a big deal about doing a workout for NFL teams. The
NFL set it up for him and 25 teams agreed to attend. At the last minute
he insisted on having his own film crew. Because he didn;t get his way,
he pulled out. This guy doesn't want to play. He just wants attention

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (sGotD)


Well eff that guy in particular.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (5v5Zx)

269 263 Someone should send Melissa Castrillon Gomez some instructions on how to wax that moustache.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (HALdu)


---------

That's cold, man.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (XVuno)

270 Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?

You don't think she's attractive?

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (dUJdY)

271 If
Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and
the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.

It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and
over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all
day.



Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

But even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable? Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being rid of him once and for all

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (UDinV)

272 Big game for Iowa.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)
***********
Ugh... I'm in a bad mood.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (wiXsO)

273 This transcript needs to be released BEFORE the next public hearing on
Tue!

Posted by: JackStraw

This "impeachment" will be run by the media if they only can and not by Schiff. He just needs to give them the ever so tiniest of hooks - and he can't even do that.

The staged "ovation" for the cry-baby former ambassador is what the media can do for you, if only you give them the stage and the chance - and Schiff just keeps falling thru the trap door into the garbage chute and out into the theater parking lot.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 07:41 PM (32YRo)

274 Yep. I got that much. Let's look at the hint ... yep but no concrete solution, it seems.


Posted by: Off the reservation at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (XzVUd)

B has to trade the Q for the bishop or it's a forced mate. So the material advantage is the win.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:42 PM (Wi57B)

275 Actually he moved it to a local high school and only 8 teams showed up
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:38 PM (yWXpx)
~~~~~

What a jerk he is.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:42 PM (sGotD)

276 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (HALdu)

277 272 Big game for Iowa.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 16, 2019 07:21 PM (ZLI7S)
***********
Ugh... I'm in a bad mood.
Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (wiXsO)

--Iowa State as well. Perennially consistent wreckers of "Big" "12" playoff hopes, the Cyclones are.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (ApEN6)

278 i can take a hint: i was out using the litte chainsaw on little things...

it stopped cutting, and the chain had managed to jump off the sprocket.

and yes, it was tight when i started about 15 minutes before, and i hadn't made that many cuts...

F it, time for a beer.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (NqeSm)

279 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?

I didn't.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (arJlL)

280 >>Where did the thought that Kate Middleton was attractive come from?
-----
You don't think she's attractive?
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (dUJdY)
~~~~~

I think she's very pretty.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (sGotD)

281 No.

She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn. Guessing some of it has to do with being in the royal family, since the same thing happened with Diana, but no, she is barely average.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (HALdu)

282 and Resident 3vil is taking her staff to dinner at Spago's over the ridge in Beverly Hills, so i guess i'll go with Papa John's and cheap beer for dinner.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (+fZqU)

283 Have the polls closed in Louisiana?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (wiXsO)

284 I think she's very pretty.
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (sGotD)



What is there about her that is pretty? Before or after joining the royal family?

Melania is definitely pretty. Middleton, no.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:45 PM (HALdu)

285 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (3Ame7)

286 No.
She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn. Guessing some of it has to do with being in the royal family, since the same thing happened with Diana, but no, she is barely average.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:44 PM (HALdu)
~~~~~

Are you sure you're not talking about Michelle Obama?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (sGotD)

287 Long Day.

'Nite Horde.

Posted by: JT at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (arJlL)

288 Iowa State as well. Perennially consistent wreckers of "Big" "12" playoff hopes, the Cyclones are.
Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (ApEN6)
*********
Next week is going to be ugly... and not in a good way.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (wiXsO)

289 283 - No, 8pm cst

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (CQ3Qb)

290 That's cold, man.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:39 PM (XVuno)



Yeah but the space between her nose and mouth is very warm.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (HALdu)

291
(Reuters) - A spirited Colin Kaepernick said he was ready to play
anywhere in the National Football League after a long awaited tryout at
an Atlanta area high school on Saturday.



"I've been ready for three
years. I've been denied for three years," said the former San Francisco
49ers quarterback who made headlines by kneeling at games during the
U.S. anthem to protest against racial injustice.




The only reason this POS is given any attention is because he's a big mouthed lefty. Other mediocre quarterbacks just fade away

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:47 PM (UDinV)

292 not so.. she was pretty before she joined the royal family.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:48 PM (dUJdY)

293 Krapernick sucks !

Posted by: Ryan Leaf at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (Wi57B)

294 I am Colon, hear me whine.

Posted by: Colon Krapperdick at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (EgshT)

295
He looks half Republican at least.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:25 PM (13CQC)


So does that mean he'll go all liberal the minute he gets into office?
Posted by: TheQuietMan

========

Heh. Except that he's the incumbent.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (13CQC)

296 Stonehenge is a concrete reproduction, just down the road from Maryhill Museum. It's actually a WWI monument to the war dead of Klickitat County.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at November 16, 2019 07:49 PM (Lqy/e)

297 She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn

Kate?? damn.. get your eyes checked. STAT.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (dUJdY)

298 Are you sure you're not talking about Michelle Obama?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:46 PM (sGotD)


Even here she is not that cute, huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny. Where is the cute? The most generous interpretation is that she is the cutest in the royal family. Not that the rest of the royal family is something to write home about.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (HALdu)

299 But
even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable?
Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign
and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being
rid of him once and for all


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM

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France was done as a power at that point. Napoleon had exhausted the supply of French manpower and had taken so many casualties in the preceding years that the majority of his Army was conscripts with minimal training.


The Old Guard was a shell of it's former self and broke for the first time at Waterloo. The Middle and Young Guard were Guard units in name only by that time. His Army was pretty much done in 1815

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (JUOKG)

300 Dem operatives are tweeting about that they need high late-turnout though. For what it's worth. Ive been at an 80% Dem voting location all day and hardly any voters. Dems really turned out for early voting tho

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (CQ3Qb)

301 The Monitor couldn't handle rough water, she would founder. But she was a tougher smaller target to hit and her two guns could bear in any direction by rotating the turret. The Virginia had more guns but was a huge target that could handle rougher seas.

IOW, it's a wash.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 07:36 PM (JUOKG)


I've always been fascinated with the Monitor. And now, I recognize it for what it is, totally steampunk.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (3Ame7)

302
Kate Middleton is gorgeous.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (13CQC)

303 I wonder if the failure of the military and the DOD to pull Vindman from the NSC (and permitting him to testify again next week) helped PT decide it was time to reinstate Gallagher as Chief and pardon the two Army guys? It sounded as if the military upper echelon was mad (that statement they issued dripped of passive-aggressive bs) he overruled them and PT just said: Screw you! The libs are having a melt down, including some twit w ACLU, all angry about our National Honor diminished by the pardons, as if they knew anything about honor.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (ZZDMQ)

304 She was never that cute to begin with but now she is haggard and worn

Kate?? damn.. get your eyes checked. STAT.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (dUJdY)



Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (HALdu)

305 Krapernick sucks !
Posted by: Ryan Leaf

Kamala sucks!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (+y/Ru)

306 Flood of those tweets went out about 15 mins ago. My typing sucks, trying to not be noticed

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (CQ3Qb)

307 Welp, time to bundle up, go outside, and have a cigar.
Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 07:27 PM

Good man. Just lit a fire, meself, and contemplating a quiet pipe.

Posted by: The otters at November 16, 2019 07:52 PM (1Ltc6)

308 Kate of Windsor us quite beautiful. Just ask your seeing eye dog.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (rO6nP)

309 Kate's got great hair, a pretty smile, nice eyes, and she has dimples---who doesn't love dimples?!

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (sGotD)

310 Kate Middleton is gorgeous.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (13CQC)




Every woman shown here, even the one with the moustache is cuter.

How does Kate not look like heck in the pic here?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (HALdu)

311 Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.

Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either. Jesus.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)

312 Carp. Off, surprise anal sock!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (1Ltc6)

313 Tryouts at an Atlanta high school, how exciting. I hope Colin makes the team.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:54 PM (COzlW)

314 313 Tryouts at an Atlanta high school, how exciting. I hope Colin makes the team.
Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:54 PM (COzlW)

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do they still have all-male cheering squads?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (XVuno)

315 Kate's got great hair, a pretty smile, nice eyes, and she has dimples---who doesn't love dimples?!
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (sGotD)



Go to the pic here, she is halfway to being skeletor, and that is with the weight of the royal family behind her.

she has no lips, her eyes are sunken into her head, bags under the eyes, huge forehead, no boobs, kind of anorexicish.

The best thing about her in the pic is the dress she borrowed from the queen.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (HALdu)

316 I've always been fascinated with the Monitor. And now, I recognize it for what it is, totally steampunk.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (3Ame7)


Armored turret, rotated by twin steam engines, mounting muzzleloading retractable naval guns, firing through gun ports with swinging shutters.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)

317 Kate usually looks great but if she gets too thin she's haggard. She needs to add 5 lbs. and keep it on.

Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (COzlW)

318
huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny.

Posted by: not so

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What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

319 Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)




No one said hideous the comment was not cute.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (HALdu)

320 Just because everyone is saying she is cute does not make it so.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:51 PM (HALdu)
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So e-v-e-r-y-o-n-e else is wrong, but not you? LOL

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (sGotD)

321 Kate usually looks great but if she gets too thin she's haggard. She needs to add 5 lbs. and keep it on.
Posted by: JuJuBee at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (COzlW)

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Horde-sourced beauty tips are the best beauty tips.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (XVuno)

322 That idiot who hit Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet should never play in the NFL again.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (Wi57B)

323 I've learned that if you beat people over the head incessantly with woke shit and mix in some accusations of racism, you'll eventually get everything you want and more. What a country!

Posted by: Colon Krapperdick at November 16, 2019 07:57 PM (EgshT)

324 276 Did someone ever recover that Virginia class ship that washed up in Africa?
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 07:43 PM (HALdu)



I did years ago.

Posted by: Dirk Pitt at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (68Eft)

325 "The best thing about her in the pic is the dress she borrowed from the queen"

You are right, she is a peeg.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (Tnijr)

326 Dem operatives are tweeting about that they need high late-turnout though. For what it's worth. Ive been at an 80% Dem voting location all day and hardly any voters. Dems really turned out for early voting tho
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 07:50 PM (CQ
*************
Are those code words for fire up the Buick and load up the trunk?

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (wiXsO)

327
Every woman shown here, even the one with the moustache is cuter.

Posted by: not so

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You're trolling. And that chick with the "mustache" is cute, too.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (13CQC)

328 I think not so is just stirring shit.

Posted by: Ronster at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (s+LWh)

329 lol later... better things to do than discuss Kate Middleton's attractiveness or lack thereof.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (dUJdY)

330 "What? Click my nic"

Gawd those elbows.

Posted by: A Latin speaking peeg at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (Tnijr)

331 huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny.

Posted by: not so

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What? Click my nic.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)




Same. You cannot see her eyes because of the sunglasses. Huge forehead, no lips, some boobs, and a figure that is as curvy as the road from Las Vegas to the California border.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (HALdu)

332 322 That idiot who hit Mason Rudolph in the head with his helmet should never play in the NFL again.
Posted by: jsg



My favorite part are the celebrities and other 'luminaries' saying that Myles Garrett was defending himself from Rudolph. Samuel L Jackson is a dumb man.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (68Eft)

333
No one said hideous the comment was not cute.
Posted by: not so

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The comment was "huge forehead, sunken eyes, big nose, no lips, no boobs, skinny" and "haggard and worn."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (13CQC)

334 Wait wait wait...

You said, "Every woman shown here, even the one with the mustache is cuter."

You also said that Kate had a big nose. Is Kate's nose bigger than the nose on the girl in the first picture?

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (sGotD)

335
I don't think Kate is cute.

She's what they used to call a "handsome" woman.

Not ugly at all but not really girly looking.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (kauXV)

336 *slowly backs out of thread, closing door quietly*

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (t+qrx)

337 think not so is just stirring shit.
Posted by: Ronster at November 16, 2019 07:59 PM (s+LWh)



No, she is not cute. She might be classy, I am not suggesting that she is is not now, however, she is not cute. Were she not a princess no one would give her the time of day.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (HALdu)

338
some boobs, and a figure that is as curvy as the road from Las Vegas to the California border.
Posted by: not so

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Who do you think is cute or pretty?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

339 Well, I'd hit it.

Posted by: Matt Plauer at November 16, 2019 08:02 PM (EgshT)

340 Are those code words for fire up the Buick and load up the trunk?
Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 07:58 PM (wiXsO)

No, believe it or not our voting system is extremely secure. I'll put it up against any state in the country.

The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

341
What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

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i'd hit that... definitely a "1"

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (NqeSm)

342
*slowly backs out of thread, closing door quietly*
Posted by: hogmartin

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Git back in here! SIT. Stay.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (13CQC)

343
The Monitor couldn't handle rough water
IOW, it's a wash.
Posted by: Mr. Scott
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Intentional or not, a fine pun. Muldoon-worthy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (xSo9G)

344 No, she is not cute. She might be classy, I am not suggesting that she is is not now, however, she is not cute. Were she not a princess no one would give her the time of day.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (HALdu)


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That's what the h8trs used to say about me.

Posted by: Shep Smith at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (XVuno)

345 I would totally wear that long charcoal grey dress. Beautiful.

And here's an update on the battle of the thermostat: my husband and I just got in after being gone 5 hours and my FIL has raised the thermostat to 82. I can't breathe.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

346 You also said that Kate had a big nose. Is Kate's nose bigger than the nose on the girl in the first picture?
Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:00 PM (sGotD)


It is kind of hard to know because the moustache distorts everything.

Neither of them has a great nose, but kates is more bulbous and weird.

The chess chick could be cuter but someone needs to shave that hair off her face. Is there something they can do for the hairy forearms or is that just going to be there?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (HALdu)

347 I must have to clean the screen of my tablet. Katherine has always looked very pretty and classy. But if you're a shit stirrer, you'll say anything.

Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (rO6nP)

348 Blonde Morticia: In that picture you linked, Kate's t-shrt says, "Build The Wall."

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (sGotD)

349 What? Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 07:56 PM (13CQC)

Holy shit! You look just like her!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (hkouz)

350
I think Buttgig is making his move.

I saw his commercial during the 'Horns game.

Very well made (dammit!0 and who ever he's working with is smart enough to realize that one of the main reasons people like Trump is that he fights.

Buttgig's talking to a cheering fake crowd in the commercial, and he essentially sez "Oh, I'll fight. When it's right to fight. But, we(royal we) must never let fighting take control of what we do."

Something to that effect.

So, trying to undercut Trump's support and scoop it up cuz he'll "fight' "smarter" and bring us all together instead of dividing us.

Smart use of Democrat memes. This guy may wind up being the Dims candidate.


On the other hand, Bidet had a really old style lame-ass commercial where he's talking about how dangerous the world is cuz OrangemanBad!!!

Same stupid shit since they ran it on Goldwater.

Sad.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:07 PM (kauXV)

351 Armored turret, rotated by twin steam engines, mounting muzzleloading retractable naval guns, firing through gun ports with swinging shutters.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 07:55 PM (t+qrx)

It was an amazing design - no one had ever built a rotating turret for their guns before the Monitor, up until then you had to maneuver the entire ship to aim your guns. And iirc, I believe the original Monitor turret had a 360 degree rotation.

Also, it used many of the principles that went into the first submarines, it's deck was only 2 or 3 feet above the water making it very hard to hit in battle. Well, the downside is obvious, that's why the original model ended up on the seafloor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (V2Yro)

352 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

353 Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

Hi there!

Eris and I spotted your agent tailing us in Oakland County MI a few hours ago.

At least, the one we were meant to notice.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (t+qrx)

354
On the other hand, Bidet had a really old style lame-ass commercial where he's talking about how dangerous the world is cuz OrangemanBad!!!

Same stupid shit since they ran it on Goldwater.

Sad.
Posted by: naturalfake


Uncle Joe plucking daisies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (aKsyK)

355
Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 16, 2019 07:20 PM (oVJmc)


Bad box office is due to sexism in 3..2..

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (fIpKq)

356 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)


Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM (kauXV)

357 "I think Buttgig is making his move"

Watch your rear.

Posted by: Suprise! at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (Tnijr)

358 GAME THREAD:

I finaly got around to actually playing Death Stranding and it's amazing. Beautiful, strange, rediculous, it almost defies description. Critics call it a "walking simulator" and a"post apocolyptic package delivery simulator." It's completely new and fresh. And the sounds track is beyond perfection. Highly rated for people who like slower paced games.

Posted by: Max Power at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (QCc6B)

359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)



Now that is an interesting question. First, personality has so much to do with that it is hard to say outright.

Second, were Kate not a princess and everyone was not going off about how pretty she is I would never think to comment about whether or not she was cute.

Third, as I have gotten older I have gone from having a singular ideal as to what was attractive or unattractive to having more of an appreciation of someone being their best. Does that make sense?

The comments about Kate are similar to those that were made about the mooch. They are kind of rebelling against everyone trying to shove the notion down our throats that the are beautiful, even when they are not.

Kate is not ugly, she is definitely in the top half of humanity as attractiveness goes, but she is definitely in the top 10 percent.

The question of who I find beautiful or attractive is complicated because I tend to be skeptical of everyone that everyone insists is attractive.

My rule of thumb is that you should make your "hot or not" determination after hosing someone down with a garden hose so the advantages of expensive wardrobe and make up have bee minimized.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:13 PM (HALdu)

360 Kate had a big nose.

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History trivia time. Who was the real life Big Nose Kate?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:14 PM (+y/Ru)

361 Blonde Morticia: In that picture you linked, Kate's t-shrt says, "Build The Wall."

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (sGotD)



It reads: Rebuild the Wall. Hadrian's Wall. She wants to keep the Scots out of England

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:14 PM (fIpKq)

362 I must have to clean the screen of my tablet. Katherine has always looked very pretty and classy. But if you're a shit stirrer, you'll say anything.
Posted by: Moon howler at November 16, 2019 08:05 PM (rO6nP)



Just because someone disagrees with you does not make them a shit stirrer. Do you have a list of received wisdom and official positions you could publish to avoid future confrontations?

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (HALdu)

363 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

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The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

364 And
here's an update on the battle of the thermostat: my husband and I just
got in after being gone 5 hours and my FIL has raised the thermostat to
82. I can't breathe.



Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:04 PM (zHvpi)

Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (9Om/r)

365 The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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Hold my beer.

Posted by: Terminator Dark Fate at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (XVuno)

366 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

-
The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)



Makes you wonder if they sold five times the shares to investors and had to make a bomb.

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (HALdu)

367 The sign's wrong. It should read:

Kapperdick Workout
and
Puppet Show

Posted by: Chuck C at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (r6GXX)

368 The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

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Hold my beer.
Posted by: Terminator Dark Fate at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (XVuno)



Not so fast there, TDF.

Posted by: Knives Out! at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (kauXV)

369 At least, the one we were meant to notice.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:10 PM (t+qrx)
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The one with the sunglasses and earpiece driving the Wienermobile? That one?

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (zHvpi)

370 340 No, believe it or not our voting system is extremely secure. I'll put it up against any state in the country.

The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

Thanks for posting that, Brian. I think FL has a pretty secure system, too, now that Brenda Snipes is no longer at Broward County. There was a reason Wolf kept begging for more votes from Broward during the 2016 election. The crap she pulled during the 2018 election (kept voting for almost 4 days after the polls closed) almost worked to pull Andrew Gillum over the line.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:18 PM (ZZDMQ)

371 They both should be released Straight to RiffTrax.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (V2Yro)

372 Makes you wonder if they sold five times the shares to investors and had to make a bomb.
Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:17 PM (HALdu)

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Charlie's Angels II: Springtime For Hitler Boogaloo?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (XVuno)

373 363:The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!


The Trailer is correct. John Nolte reviewed both the stinker (he said is sucked) and that Ford v Ferrari was amazing. Going by just the trailer for it, he's right. I want to see it and I hate MATT DAMON.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:19 PM (68Eft)

374 Brrrrrrrerr-cicle! It's a chilly one!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:20 PM (nOpGg)

375 Marshall Ney had done his job and kept his army between Waterloo and
the Prussian column (army), then Napoleon might have won at Waterloo.

It was a near run thing. The Prussians arrived late in the day, and
over ran an exhausted French army that had been fighting the Brits all
day.



Later when Ney showed up, the battle was lost.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at November 16, 2019 07:30 PM (Wmf3G)

But even if the French won at Waterloo was it just delaying the inevitable? Considering the losses France had suffered since the Russian campaign and that most of Europe was arrayed against him and hellbent on being rid of him once and for all
Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 07:40 PM (UDinV)

Ney was at Waterloo, screwing up the attack in the center of the line.

Grouchy was the cavalry dunce who let the Prussians walk by him to Waterloo.

And yes, if Nappy had won at Waterloo he had several hundred thousand Austrians and then Russians to beat, so barring a miracle like the one that saved Freddie the Great, it would have just extended the war for 6 months to a year.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:20 PM (FTPn0)

376 Beauty is subjective. I think Kate is more attractive than I am, for sure, but I'm purt' near 60 and could stand to lose a few pounds, and I have a bit of an overbite. I'm all personality.

I think Melania has bitch face, but she's pretty all the same. I also thought Mooch was pretty enough when she smiled.

The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.

Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

377 I must be slow today, but I'm not seeing a "forced" mate in 3 on the Beginner problem. What's wrong with

1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. Pxe6 (or Rxe6) ...

White will win eventually, but it'll take more than 3 moves. What am I missing?

Posted by: Sun-Tzu's Shih-Tzu at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (4tV+0)

378 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM/i]


Hip dislocation is what ended Bo Jackson's career, iirc.

Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (786Ro)

379
Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.
Posted by: Berserker
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And man the pumps.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (xSo9G)

380 The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

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She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)

381 Bullet to the boiler, pass out the blankets.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at November 16, 2019 08:16 PM (9Om/r)
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Good thought, but last time we were here in the winter the boiler blew up and that was no fun. We are just going to keep opening windows and turning down the thermostat. We are going to win this battle.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (zHvpi)

382 The Moniter Merrimack Maritime museum in Newport News va is a nice visit. I recommend it
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 07:02 PM (yWXpx)

If you are near Vicksburg MS, the USS Cairo river gunboat from the Civil War is there, left half as found in the river after its loss to a "torpedo" and half restored to original state.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (FTPn0)

383 Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (KSBDE)

384 She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)

Ack. There ya go.

Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:24 PM (OX9vb)

385
Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents


Maybe Mike Lindell will come out with MyUnderwear.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (aKsyK)

386 The Edwards campaign had a huge push during early voting, I think they blew their load.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 16, 2019 08:03 PM (CQ3Qb)

runoffs always come down to turnout, more than anything. As in most of the country, Dems have always been better organized than Reps in Louisiana, which gives them an edge. Still, you can never know til it's over, no way to predict a number like turnout.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (V2Yro)

387 The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

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She didn't kill Webb Hubbell's boner, IYKWIMAITTYD.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (XVuno)



Damn near had to kill myself with alcohol poisoning to do the deed.

IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Zombie Webb Hubbell at November 16, 2019 08:25 PM (kauXV)

388 Dems really turned out for early voting tho

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

The turn out is now 100K over the primaries - I don't think that's too unusual but Dems have been crowing about it.

I think south Louisiana goes for Bel Edwards and if turn out is significant - he wins easily. North Louisiana (north of the "Turkey Creek" line) goes for Rispone and if turn out is significant there, maybe, just maybe - he wins.

Posted by: Boswell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (32YRo)

389 Bluebell: Buy your FIL those one piece long underware. Their soft cotton and give an extra layer of warmth. Maybe he won't need it so warm.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 16, 2019 08:23 PM (KSBDE)
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He wouldn't wear them. We bought him flannel sheets 15 years ago for Christmas. They are still in the package, in the closet of the spare room where we stay.

God love him, he's 88 and I guess he wants perpetual summer.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (zHvpi)

390 Ack. Ack.

Posted by: Martian at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (r+sAi)

391 OK, OK, you history illiterates. Big Nose Kate was Doc Holliday's girlfriend. She was a professional woman.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (+y/Ru)

392 378 So Saban and Alabama's coaching staff cost a kid 10's of millions of dollars and a NFL career. No way he is the same after a dislocated and broken hip. Just had to win by 60 instead of just winning and letting your QB heal until the Iron Bowl.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:09 PM (I197Y)

Yeah, poor kid.

There's no coming back from a dislocated hip for football anyway.

He'll always be in danger of dislocating it again if hit hard enough.

Bama's head coach is an a-hole.
Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:12 PM/i]


Hip dislocation is what ended Bo Jackson's career, iirc.
Posted by: Hands at November 16, 2019 08:22 PM (786Ro)

Same injury. Bama's doctor says full recovery but a pro team doctor wrote that with the broken bone that his career is likely over and will need a complete hip replacement. Bama in full damage control. (Remove spaces)

https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/sports/ pro-football-doc/story/2019- 11-16/profootballdoc-alabama-tua-tagovailoa -hip-injury-nfl-career

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (I197Y)

393 FIL has raised the thermostat to 82. I can't breathe.

How old is that codger. I go ballistic if my wife turns it up to 68.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (y7DUB)

394 Well that's nice. The AoSHQ was linked 4 times at Doug Ross @ Journal today. Might have to hit the tip jar again! For the holidays yo!

Posted by: t-dubya-d at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (RZWC0)

395 Bluebell, isn't that unhealthy to have the temps so high? I thought that there were health reasons, besides being more economically and environmentally friendly, to keep your thermostat at closer to 72? Flu can be such a serious concern for older folks, even w the shot, that might be a good thing to wear extra clothes and skip the hi temps. Good luck, that sounds miserable.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM (ZZDMQ)

396 Please please be OK President Trump

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:28 PM (dKiJG)

397 While I was outside freezing and stargazing I managed to zip my goatee up in my jacket zipper. Now I have two bald spots.

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:28 PM (nOpGg)

398 Reports are saying President Trump is in the hospital for chest pain

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (dKiJG)

399 God love him, he's 88 and I guess he wants perpetual summer.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:26 PM (zHvpi)


I see perpetual heat in his future.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)

400 Link Patrick?

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 08:31 PM (Tnijr)

401 I see nothing about PDT and chest pains?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (yWXpx)

402
I see perpetual heat in his future.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)

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Tell him to say hi to Mitt Romney.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (XVuno)

403
Bluebell, isn't that unhealthy to have the temps so high? I thought that
there were health reasons, besides being more economically and
environmentally friendly, to keep your thermostat at closer to 72? Flu
can be such a serious concern for older folks, even w the shot, that
might be a good thing to wear extra clothes and skip the hi temps. Good
luck, that sounds miserable.

Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM

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When we bought this house in February 2016 I did the final walk through the day before we closed. She had the thermostat on 86 and had the propane fireplace as high as it could go, it was 48 degrees outside and about 100 inside. She was 84 and might have weighed 85 pounds soaking wet.

I was sweating my a$$ off and couldn't wait to leave.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (JUOKG)

404 398 Reports are saying President Trump is in the hospital for chest pain
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (dKiJG)

Link? Scource?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (I197Y)

405 Oklahoma-Baylor has become interesting.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (Okmx3)

406 Estimates are for an $8M opening weekend for Charlie's Angels. Against a $55M budget.

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The trailer makes it look like THE WORST MOVIE EVER MADE!
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 08:15 PM (+y/Ru)

Kristen Stewart is the dumbest and most unattractive actress in Hollywood today. She was on the Stern show and she actually said ' She was so good. I was literally floored by her performance'. She also talked about her upcoming marriage to her girlfriend.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)

407 It's on Twitter Just Popped up on my Feed.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (dKiJG)

408 I see perpetual heat in his future.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:29 PM (y7DUB)
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No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)

409 359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

410 I see Trump was having a lookover today but nothing like chest pain.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (Wi57B)

411
The FAB was never pretty, ever, as far as I can tell.
Posted by: April at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (OX9vb)

========

I'm being a wee tad contrary here, but I've always been surprised at Hillary's potential when she was younger. She definitely looked better than Chelsea, although that ain't sayin' much.

Click my nic.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (13CQC)

412 I heard he was just getting a check up earlier today

Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (UUBmN)

413 risten Stewart is the dumbest and most unattractive actress in Hollywood today. She was on the Stern show and she actually said ' She was so good. I was literally floored by her performance'. She also talked about her upcoming marriage to her girlfriend.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (2DOZq)




She is not cute either

Posted by: not so at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (HALdu)

414 21-3 Baylor over OU.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:35 PM (68Eft)

415 I see Trump was having a lookover today but nothing like chest pain.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM

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Pretty sure the chest pain thing is just democrats wish casting.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (JUOKG)

416 Trump loves the brawling. It energizes him. Thank God that we have him.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (XVuno)

417 George Conway has got to be the biggest ass on the planet. He called Elise Stefanik trash and tweeted a doctored photo of her that he has since deleted. He then sent a bunch of nasty tweets and encouraged everyone to donate to the Dem opponent and showed a copy of the receipt where he donated the maximum amount.
This man is sick.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (wiXsO)

418 Trump did have a pain in the ass. Schiffitis.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (2DOZq)

419 passive agressive trolling

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 08:36 PM (B+t5k)

420 There have long been story's in North Caroline of a mysterious boys school master named Peter Ney, a frenchman of great intelligence and skill who seemed to have no past, and who would never speak of his. yes, yes, Marshall Ney was executed - but then again, was that really him, or was there a last minute secret switch?

One good story from a school where Peter Ney was teaching math - a young, vigorous french fencing instructor had been hired to teach the boys, and he was widely reputed to be a master at the sport. For fun, the much older Peter Ney challenged him to a public fencing contest, where he defeated the younger man almost effortlessly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (V2Yro)

421
No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)
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Are you trying to heat the neighborhood?!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (nOpGg)

422 Evening, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (Ki5SV)

423 We're going to dinner.

Here's my "Dr Sleep" review for Movie Thread-

Saw "Dr Sleep" this week

I have to say I enjoyed it, which I did not expect.

The script corrected or minimized a lot of the defects of the novel.

The all powerful Mary Sue issue still exists, but is tempered a bit. and Dan Torrance is allowed his moment to shine(!).

Not really a horror movie. Sort of a "The Shining" influenced supernatural thriller. And in that, not truly a sequel to The Shining.

Well directed. Very good acting all around. Nice script with some nice moments and set pieces. Very well-paced, no slow moments.

Fake Shelley Duval and Faux Jack Nicholson are a bit distracting but you roll with it. Fake Scatman Crothers is dead on.

If you have a Shoe Size IQ, you will still see the ending coming from a mile away. But, it's well done.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (kauXV)

424 No no no, he's a sweetie, he really is. I'm just chillin' by the open window.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (zHvpi)


You're very forgiving. I get very irritated in high temperatures; and by high I mean above 65.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM (y7DUB)

425 I'm being a wee tad contrary here, but I've always been surprised at Hillary's potential when she was younger. She definitely looked better than Chelsea, although that ain't sayin' much.

Click my nic.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:34 PM (13CQC)

Kathy Baker on a good day. Still fugly

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (rpxSz)

426 I saw it on Twitter, it must be true!

Posted by: Dudly Do-Right, 21st Century at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (68Eft)

427 (AP) - President Donald Trump was at Walter Reed National Medical Center on Saturday for what the White House said were medical tests as partof his annual physical.


The appointment wasn't on his weekend public schedule that was released Friday night, and his last physical was in February. Press secretary Stephanie Grisham said the 73-year-old Trump was "anticipating a very busy 2020" and wanted to take advantage of "a free weekend" in Washington to begin "portions of his routine" checkup.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (fIpKq)

428 Was away for a bit. I've been to the Stonehenge at Maryhill as well. Quietly awesome. Overlooks the river and the bronze plates name the men of Klickitat County who died in WW I.
The museum reflects Sam Hill's friendship with Renoir, Queen Marie of Romania and is an okay display for same.
The grounds are indeed gorgeous. I have camped at the campground along the river. No more. Too noisy from the train traffic.
I did see the transit of Mercury across the sun through the telescope at the Goldendale Observatory. That was very cool.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (Tt761)

429 You're very forgiving. I get very irritated in high temperatures; and by high I mean above 65.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:37 PM
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When we lived in Alaska for four years I kept the bedroom window open at night because it was too warm.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (JUOKG)

430 409 359 Who do you think is cute or pretty?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at November 16, 2019 08:01 PM (13CQC)

the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

but what about the angry inch?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (V2Yro)

431 I think Kate is very pretty, she has nice eyes, a great smile, and she dresses like a lady, which I appreciate. There's no accounting for taste.

My husband thinks Audrey Hepburn is a homely twig, while I think she's one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen. ::shrug: :: I enjoy seeing Kate every week and checking out her fashion choices, most of which I love.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (65i3Q)

432 At 82, I would expect to see a thunderstorm form up in a corner of a room.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (Wi57B)

433 The appointment wasn't on his weekend public schedule that was released Friday night, and his last physical was in February.

Given his age, responsibilities, and the fact that he may not have time in 2020 to get to it, getting a checkup nine months after the last one makes perfect sense.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (I2/tG)

434 FU CNN they are speculating because the trip wasn't Scheduled

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (dKiJG)

435 Just finished re-watching 'The Highwaymen' with Costner and Harrelson.


Still as enjoyable the second time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (cqNba)

436 OK. Time to climb into the ol' sleeping bag. Night everyone!

Posted by: Weasel at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (nOpGg)

437 the Hedwig is cute

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:33 PM (rpxSz)

but what about the angry inch?
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:39 PM (V2Yro)

Hedy is one of the best looking women ever

easily the best looking actress of all time and the smartest

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (rpxSz)

438

As a kid, I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years. I still don't

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (bNaFO)

439 At 82, I would expect to see a thunderstorm form up in a corner of a room.
Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:40 PM (Wi57B)
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Oops, sorry. That's just me with my frowny face.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (zHvpi)

440 Good night Weasel. Wish I could send some of this warmth down your way.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (zHvpi)

441 As a kid, I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years. I still don't


You're stowing away the time.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (gd9RK)

442 I'm going tp get willowed, I know it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Ki5SV)

443 Tua ay have suffered Bo's injury, but Bo's was almost 30 years ago.

Maybe medicine has not advanced to the point Tua can play in the NFL, but I hope he'll be a little better off.

And damn, Baylor is taking the Sooners to school.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Okmx3)

444 "I never understood the song that goes reelin' in the years."

Time spent fishing is never wasted.

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (Tnijr)

445

I wish I could stow Time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)

446 Hedy is one of the best looking women ever



easily the best looking actress of all time and the smartest

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 08:41 PM (rpxSz)


Hedley. Hedley

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 16, 2019 08:44 PM (fIpKq)

447 Logprof, how the heck are you? Long time no see.

Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (zHvpi)

448 When we lived in Alaska for four years I kept the bedroom window open at night because it was too warm.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:38 PM (JUOKG)


I was in Fairbanks this summer where it was unseasonably hot. When a local told me about the winter temps I started salivating. The only reason I don't keep a window open here in NE Ohio is that the meds my wife takes make her unusually cold.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (y7DUB)

449 I'm going tp get willowed, I know it.


I doubt it. I think the Dildo is passed out in a dank alley.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (gd9RK)

450 I wish Bo Jackson had decided to be a Decathlete. He would have set a record that would not be broken in 100 years.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

451 403
Posted by: Ever at November 16, 2019 08:27 PM

When we bought this house in February 2016 I did the final walk through the day before we closed. She had the thermostat on 86 and had the propane fireplace as high as it could go, it was 48 degrees outside and about 100 inside. She was 84 and might have weighed 85 pounds soaking wet.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:32 PM (JUOKG)


I've noticed that I've been turning the heat higher since I got sick. Not that high, but higher than I used to.

Posted by: rickl at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (7vvoJ)

452 "I wish I could stow Time."

Not me. I just threw away a bunch of National Geographics.

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Tnijr)

453 Picked up an early Christmas present today - The Movie Musical! by Jeanine Basinger. It's a lovely book, what I've read of it so far, but it depresses the hell out of me because I can't help but compare Hollywood perfection in looks and talent to my own self.

I really do wish I didn't brood so much.

But I recommend the book.

https://tinyurl.com/whb3yca

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Ki5SV)

454 450 I wish Bo Jackson had decided to be a Decathlete. He would have set a record that would not be broken in 100 years.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

Broke his bat and still homered.

Posted by: jsg at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (Wi57B)

455 ohmigod surprise score of the day - still just 2nd quarter, but Baylor 28, Oklahoma 3!

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (V2Yro)

456 Arizona St. and Oregon St are playing a fun game. 21-21 right now. It's been fun to watch. They show some shots of outside the stadium. Corvallis looks like a lovely area. In fact, I haven't' seen a picture of Oregon that wasn't scenic. Too bad about all the lunatics.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (68Eft)

457 I really hate the press I really really really hate the press


Fake News Trump has left Walter Reed and is back after a "Brief" check.

FU all They are to pull a Hillary moment

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (dKiJG)

458 I
was in Fairbanks this summer where it was unseasonably hot. When a
local told me about the winter temps I started salivating. The only
reason I don't keep a window open here in NE Ohio is that the meds my
wife takes make her unusually cold.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM

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I grew up in Akron. Winter temps there can get to 20 below. Almost as bad as Alaska.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM (JUOKG)

459 I wish I could stow Time.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)

gather up the tears?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM (V2Yro)

460 Bo Jackson may have been a HoF'r in 2 sports. He was a pretty decent baseball player too.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:50 PM (68Eft)

461 I wish I could stow Time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:43 PM (bNaFO)



gather up the tears?

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:49 PM

Talk to the new Mary Poppins, apparently she can cause temporal anomalies.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at November 16, 2019 08:50 PM (JUOKG)

462

I say chaps, do we receive moviesign tonight?

Posted by: Feckless Prickwit at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (nWzqh)

463
Gatherin' up the cheese.
Have you had enough of mine?


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (bNaFO)

464 Humidity is not only about the heat. 34 degrees in Louisiana was 100x more miserable to me than 12 degrees in the Catskills skiing.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (2DOZq)

465 Broke his bat and still homered.

Me too.

Posted by: John Wayne Bobbit at November 16, 2019 08:51 PM (H5knJ)

466 "I say chaps, do we receive moviesign tonight?"

Hope so.

Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:52 PM (cqNba)

467 Well I hope it's just the lying press throwing more stones at the President, and he's actually fine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (5aX2M)

468 Speaking of Knives Out! I actually watched an interview with Rian Johnson speaking. Holy crap, I would have blown my brains out on set if I'd had to listen to that creepy, lisping mental deficient every day. No wonder Mark Hamill went insane.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (65i3Q)

469 Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.


It looks like garbage.

Next...

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (68Eft)

470 447 Logprof, how the heck are you? Long time no see.
Posted by: bluebell at November 16, 2019 08:45 PM (zHvpi)

--Been better. Stuck in hospital for seven weeks (early August to late September). Pretty shambolic right now and moving back to Tidewater.

Happy to be reacquainted with my laptop to finish my novel.

Funny aside: I play two fantasy leagues. In the Moron League, I'm 2-7 after being on autopilot for eight weeks. In the other (with college buddies that dates back to 2001), I'm 8-1, LMAO (thanks Aaron Jones, Zeke, and Russell Wilson). The fantasy football gods have a sense of humour.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (Okmx3)

471 Lucianne has posted article about the "checkup" in the Daily Mail.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 16, 2019 08:54 PM (tkNkP)

472 Just bought a 18k btu propane convection cabinet heater for working in a 480ft^2 garage in mid Michigan. Somebody tell me why that's an idiot move. I'll read responses when I get home. Thanks!

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

473 ohmigod surprise score of the day - still just 2nd quarter, but Baylor 28, Oklahoma 3!
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:47 PM (V2Yro)
********
Next week the 'Horns against the Bears is not a game I am looking forward to.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (wiXsO)

474

Hogmartin, sure thats big enough?

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (nWzqh)

475 Speaking of Knives Out! I actually watched an interview with Rian Johnson speaking. Holy crap, I would have blown my brains out on set if I'd had to listen to that creepy, lisping mental deficient every day. No wonder Mark Hamill went insane.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:53 PM (65i3Q)

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Disney was insane to hire a soyboi who was quoted as saying that "if half your audience doesn't leave the theater pissed off, you haven't done your job as a director."

Kathleen Kennedy, I'm looking right at you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (XVuno)

476 Maybe we can discuss the new Charlie's Angels.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 16, 2019 08:52 PM (cqNba)

It's fishing tonight, I think.

Grace Randolph said she liked it more than she thought she would after seeing the trailers, but that it was going to bomb, anyway.

Posted by: Gem at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (65i3Q)

477 I guess Mr. Empire and I got it backwards. He's the heat-lover, where I like cool-to-cold temps, especially when trying to sleep. He keeps wanting to raise the thermostat, while I keep wanting to lower it. We compromised on 74 during the Texas "winter"; he wears a jacket, and I close the heat vents in my office/bedroom.

Posted by: Empire1 at November 16, 2019 08:56 PM (Dn5hx)

478 Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

Buy a carbon monoxide alarm for your garage too.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (2DOZq)

479 Yeah it looks like PDT is fine.

If it weren't for lying about the President, what would Twitter even be for?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (5aX2M)

480 Buy a carbon monoxide alarm for your garage too.

Good call!

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 16, 2019 08:57 PM (nWzqh)

481 Jalen Hurts is looking mortal tonight.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 08:58 PM (Okmx3)

482 Oregon St. 28 - Arizona St. 21

Looks to be one of those whoever has the ball last will win. Just saw that West Virginia upset KSU today. Good for them. They have had a tough year.

Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:58 PM (68Eft)

483 It's fishing tonight, I think.


Fishing relies on a Dildo to post it. The Dildo received and acknowledged the fishy post which is actually about Prometheus tonight and had some back and forth banter about it.

The Dildo also just flew in from Europe today and I assume he's passed out in a pile of stewardesses.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (gd9RK)

484 Bo hated running the mile. He has crazy HS decathlon records where he skipped running it

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (4vWPM)

485 Got a CO detector already for that space thx
Good call

Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:59 PM (tkwUs)

486 The Dildo also just flew in from Europe today and I assume he's passed out in a pile of stewardesses.


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Transatlantic dildo is the best dildo.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:00 PM (XVuno)

487 Not me. I just threw away a bunch of National Geographics.
Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 08:46 PM (Tnijr)

--Who the heck tosses NG'S?!

To be sure, they've gone berserk with the climate change crap, but the "Wildlife as Canon Sees It" ad alone is worth the spare change the thrift store charges.

I donated a shit ton of them to Goodwill. Kept the maps, though; those are priceless.

Posted by: logprof at November 16, 2019 09:00 PM (Okmx3)

488
You wanted a fishing thread
You'd settle for an extended chess thread
You get flying dildos

Posted by: Is this the fishing thread? at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (Tnijr)

489 213 In a couple of hours the entire media will be blaming Trump for the re-election of a Dem governor.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

Unfortunately this...

This was always going to be a tough one for Trump to stick his nose into -


Fighters don't win them all. Trump is showing the rest of the country, and the whiny Repubs what must be done, even if you don't win.

GOPe would never have tried, and then spent overtime with multiple excuses.

That is the difference I have seen in the last 3 years.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:01 PM (sy5kK)

490 Did I see that Kate is having baby #4 on a tabloid at the grocery check out???
Posted by: lin-duh at November 16, 2019 05:34 PM (UUBmN)

Geeze. National Health is really going downhill fast. Even here in Canada, a woman can usually get a bed in a maternity ward.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (/sgva)

491 Also! NOOD camping post.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (XVuno)

492
This is worth the short read:

https://tinyurl.com/vjbl4bl

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 16, 2019 09:02 PM (r+sAi)

493 472 Just bought a 18k btu propane convection cabinet heater for working in a 480ft^2 garage in mid Michigan. Somebody tell me why that's an idiot move. I'll read responses when I get home. Thanks!
Posted by: hogmartin at November 16, 2019 08:55 PM (4aDMv)

should be fine from May to October

Posted by: REDACTED at November 16, 2019 09:03 PM (rpxSz)

494 "--Who the heck tosses NG'S?! "

Me. They got to where I couldn't read them anymore, and I've been reading them for 29 plus years. My sister gave me a subscription every year but I called and canceled it. A bunch of them were still in the wrapper.

Posted by: freaked at November 16, 2019 09:04 PM (Tnijr)

495 NOOD

Posted by: IrishEi at November 16, 2019 09:05 PM (sGotD)

496 testing

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 16, 2019 09:06 PM (B+t5k)

497 456 Arizona St. and Oregon St are playing a fun game. 21-21 right now. It's been fun to watch. They show some shots of outside the stadium. Corvallis looks like a lovely area. In fact, I haven't' seen a picture of Oregon that wasn't scenic. Too bad about all the lunatics.
Posted by: Puddleglum, a New Soviet Virginian at November 16, 2019 08:48 PM (68Eft)

Corvallis is not Eugene, or Portland, for that matter.

Mostly normal people live there, and mostly normal students go there.

As a Dawg visiting there for games a few times, I have always been treated great by the locals.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 16, 2019 09:14 PM (sy5kK)

498 Did a dingo eat baby #3,Baby#4's usually get delivered by Uber stork and made into scullery maids or chimney sweeps.

Posted by: saf at November 16, 2019 09:15 PM (5IHGB)

499 Disney was insane to hire a soyboi who was quoted as saying that "if half your audience doesn't leave the theater pissed off, you haven't done your job as a director."

-
Broke: The customer is always right.

Woke: Piss off the customer!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 16, 2019 09:19 PM (+y/Ru)

500 377 I must be slow today, but I'm not seeing a "forced" mate in 3 on the Beginner problem. What's wrong with
1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. Pxe6 (or Rxe6) ...

White will win eventually, but it'll take more than 3 moves. What am I missing?

Posted by: Sun-Tzu's Shih-Tzu at November 16, 2019 08:21 PM (4tV+0)


You're absolutely right. I should've spent more time checking the solution. Your line results in a mate in 8:

1.Be6+ Qxe6+
2.dxe6 Kf8
3.e7+ Kf7
4.e8=Q+ Kxe8
5.Rxg7 Kf8
6.Rc7 Kg8
7.Rxd6 c3
8.Rd8#

So it's not a forced mate in 3. Good catch.


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 16, 2019 09:25 PM (3Ame7)

501 Yeah well, saying she's practically hideous doesn't make it so either. Jesus.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 16, 2019 07:53 PM (dUJdY)

She's not hideous, but not really stunning, either. Fair to middling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:29 PM (/sgva)

502 Also, it used many of the principles that went into the first submarines, it's deck was only 2 or 3 feet above the water making it very hard to hit in battle. Well, the downside is obvious, that's why the original model ended up on the seafloor.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 16, 2019 08:08 PM (V2Yro)

They should have packed all the empty space with empty plastic soda bottles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 16, 2019 09:34 PM (/sgva)

503 Roberto Clemente's Widow Vera Has Passed away

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 16, 2019 09:40 PM (BqBId)

504 Re 500: I'm not sure that white even gets a mate, on that line of play.
1. Be6+ Qxe6+
2. dxe6 Kf8
3. e7+ BUT Kxe7 instead
then if
4. Rxg7+ Kf8 ( and white has to retreat or lose the g file rook)

Any other move by white at 4. then .... Bxh6 reduces white to 1 rook and black can escape and move his pawns.
If white retreats the rook from g7, black can likely escape to some sanctuary among his pawns.
I cannot see exactly how that would work out, as it would not be forced.
But this situation is not mate in 3 nor mate in 8.

Posted by: Dyspeptic Curmudgeon at November 17, 2019 02:00 AM (JUc6Q)

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