Monday Overnight Open Thread (3/23/20)

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(Is that a Mexican mystery click, or is that a Sears mystery click?)


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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“The idea that you’re going to walk into court and object vehemently and successfully against known, proven public health social distancing measures that are being employed currently is not a winner,” Arizona State University law professor James Hodge


Quote II

I have no idea what the point of this rambling was. I really don't. I'll probably delete it tomorrow when I'm sober. But I thank f*ck that St. Louis is amazing. We'll get through this whole f*cking quarantine and kick this stupid terrifying virus in its fat ass, and social-distance the f*ck out of this thing and emerge as a city even stronger once this is over.

I fucking love all of you and funk Stan Kroenke. Anonymous Reddit Commenter


Quote III

Fear doesn’t exist anywhere except in the mind. Dale Carnegie

Quote IV

"Parents should not send their kids to school if they're sick, if you're sick don't go to work ... avoid places where there are people who are sick and coughing, now that's a difficult thing to do,” he said. "...You can't isolate yourself from the rest of the world for the whole flu season." Dr. Anthony Fauci

Haven't heard him admit he made a mistake.


Quote V

The song was in bad taste. Marx would be proud of that song. And I’m not imagining no heaven. Jesus gives hope. Government can’t give people a heart change or hope. Larry The Cable Guy

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Dems Worried Stimulus Bill Would Stimulate Economy

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Amid political bickering over a potential economic relief package, Democrats warned Americans that the stimulus bill would stimulate the economy.


"This stimulus bill might stimulate the economy -- which would hurt our chances to stop the bad orange man," said Senator Chuck Schumer. "We can't overstate how much damage this would do to our 2020 campaign. The last thing we need is a strong economy going into November."

"This stimulus package is horrifying. It specifically includes funding to stimulate Trump's economy, and we can't have that."

"We cannot pass it to find out what is in it -- then we might accidentally increase Trump's chance of reelection," said Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. "We must move slowly and cautiously here."


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It's been a while. Shoe0nHead..............


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Working behind the enemy lines, Derek Pitera, President of SC Arms of Spotswood, New Jersey is a good guy.

Coalition of New Jersey Firearms Owners sponsor Derek Pitera, President of SC Arms of Spotswood, New Jersey, an FFL licensed and insured firearms dealer, is meeting the needs of the Second Amendment community in New Jersey by making curbside delivery of ammunition to his customers’ homes.


In a telephone interview this afternoon with CNJFO, Pitera stated that he researched ways to keep his business open so that he can continue to provide for his family. This new business approach keeps business flowing and meets the ammunition needs of the Second Amendment community.

After researching the limitations of Governor Phil Murphy’s Executive Order 107, Pitera determined that deliveries and online orders are permitted, even though brick and mortar stores are to remain closed.

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I suspect Hillary Clinton is quite happy that there is an international pandemic about now.

Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released 80 pages of new emails recently found by the FBI that further document how former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton used her unsecure, non-government email to transmit classified and other sensitive government information. The documents include 11 new Clinton email documents. The emails include an email sent by Mrs. Clinton a month after the Benghazi terrorist attack referencing a “Benghazi security” issue. The emails also include talking points, which are redacted, for a meeting with President Obama. (This is the second release from the batch of Clinton emails the FBI inexplicably found late last year.)

The State Department previously claimed it had produced all releasable Clinton emails, including emails recovered by the FBI that Hillary Clinton tried to destroy or withhold. The State Department initially claimed all responsive emails had been produced in 2018, but then found more emails, which were produced for the first time early this year.


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Plastic good. Virtue signaling bad. Reusable shopping bags are filthy.

The coronravirus can live on surfaces for days, including on reusable shopping bags, which are notoriously filthy. Studies have shown that most people don’t clean their reusable bags.

For that reason, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu issued an emergency order over the weekend prohibiting reusable shopping bags and requiring that stores use disposable plastic or paper bags instead.

“Our grocery store workers are on the front lines of COVID-19, working around the clock to keep New Hampshire families fed,” Sununu said in a statement. “With identified community transmission, it is important that shoppers keep their reusable bags at home given the potential risk to baggers, grocers and customers.”


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(H/T Ladyl)


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Yes you old white men are to blame. The Hidden Bigotry of Crosswords. The popular puzzles are largely written and edited by older white men, who dictate what makes it into the grid—and what is kept out.

Last month, Sally Hoelscher published her first crossword puzzle in The New York Times. It was Presidents’ Day; the theme was memoirs by first ladies. Like lots of nerdy subcultures, the crossword puzzle has a buzzing ecosystem, and it whirred into action. Hoelscher posted a photo of the newspaper her husband rose early on his day off to buy, and veteran crossword constructors, as they’re called, offered congratulations in a Facebook group that develops constructors from underrepresented groups. Some of the Times’ 600,000 digital-crossword subscribers finished Hoelscher’s puzzle with their thumbs, extending their solving streaks, and crossword bloggers (yes, they exist) favorably reviewed the puzzle’s theme, non-thematic vocabulary, and clues.


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I never want to live in the Third Reich State of New Jersey.

Those who live in New Jersey have been given a “shelter in place” order. The order includes the closure of whatever the New Jersey government considers non-essential businesses, and on that list is every FFL in the state.

This notice has been posted to the New Jersey Portal NICS page:


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There is no threat of Martial Law. Excuse me if I don't necessarily believe you.

MARYLAND — The Maryland National Guard has popped up in pockets of the state. Guardsmen have become visibly present in Baltimore City as well as Montgomery and Prince George's counties assisting with the response to the new coronavirus.

Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young said he asked for the guard's help with vulnerable populations, food distribution for children and logistical planning for health care facilities.

"My administration requested that the Guard deploy in Baltimore to provide humanitarian assistance in partnership with our city agencies as we work to slow the spread of COVID-19," Young said. "The Guard's deployment helps provide resources we need to support the work being done to keep Baltimore healthy."


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The joys of a home office.


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The ONT Musical Interlude

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Oh you Morons. When will you ever learn?

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The age old ONT Rule is? Never stick your dick in crazy. Genius Award Winner.

MARCH 22--A woman arrested for assaulting her boyfriend shouted “I have the coronavirus” before intentionally coughing in the face of a paramedic who she sprayed with “copious amounts of saliva,” police charge.

Responding early Wednesday to a domestic violence call in Lady Lake, an Orlando suburb, police encountered the bloodied victim. The man, whose nose was broken, told officers that he had been attacked by his girlfriend, LaDonald Shakkie Holmes.

The man said he was lying in bed with Holmes, 38, when she “told the victim she wanted to have sex,” according to a probable cause affidavit. The victim recalled that he declined to engage with Holmes “since she is leaving him to get back with her ex-husband.”

Rebuffed, Holmes became “very agitated at which time she ‘round house kicked’ the victim in the nose and then punched him in the nose,” cops allege. “That resulted in the victim’s nose breaking, the victim then started bleeding all over himself and the residence.”

Pictured above, Holmes is a “black belt in martial arts,” the affidavit reveals.

Perhaps sometimes you do have to stick your dick in crazy.


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Following his dreams, Dan Parker is Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

fter a 2012 drag-strip crash that left him blind, Dan Parker didn't give up his racing dreams.
The crash happened in a 1963 Corvette, so his new project uses a 2008 C6 painted in the same colors.
The current blind speed record—yes, there is one—is 200.9 mph, which Parker is confident he can beat.
Don't tell your driving instructor, but it turns out you don't need to see where you're going to put the pedal to the metal. At least, you don't if you're Dan Parker, who is trying to set a new world record as the fastest blind person to drive a race car without human assistance.

Well, without any human assistance during the actual drive, anyway. As he's prepping for the attempt, which is likely to happen this fall, Parker has a team of supporters who are helping him figure out how to go fast without the benefit of sight.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Record Keeping.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Tonight's content has been thoroughly scrubbed by the law firm of Dewey, Cheatem & Howe, S.C. and The International Brotherhood of Otters.


WARNING: Election year jitters and the Kung Flu have people on edge. Just a reminder for you Morons and Lurkers.

1) If you are offended by the shit stirers and/or trolls let the Cobs deal with it. We'll get to the situation as soon as we can.

2) Watch your language and your desires for unhappy physical demises. It's Ace's house and he has rules. I'm tired of warning you.

3) FFS don't cut and paste troll comments. See Rule 1.

The ONT is a great place. Let's keep it that way. Thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:59 PM




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1 Firstest

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 09:59 PM (ZCEU2)

2 Foist!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 09:59 PM (L2ZTs)

3 2nd

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (IYHxL)

4 Not foist!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (L2ZTs)

5 Son of a bitch

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (IYHxL)

6 I see we're still doing Zappa.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (vmRc0)

7 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (Y4EXg)

8 There were some questions about this earlier.


Neil Diamond "Heartlight"


https://tinyurl.com/weaozsw

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (D2IX6)

9 Abaft, ſodomites & ſodomettes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (7WaWV)

10 Did my dutiful chore so goodnight all

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 10:01 PM (ZCEU2)

11 Do you think that I'm crazy?
Out of my mind?
Do you think that I creep in the night
And sleep in a phone booth?

Posted by: freaked at March 23, 2020 10:01 PM (Tnijr)

12 6 I see we're still doing Zappa.
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (vmRc0)


LOL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

13 My governor just locked us down. I hope my clients are still in business when this is over.

Man, sometimes I really hate living in a lefty state. It's like all of the lefty governors are just trying to one-up one another.

Posted by: 29victor at March 23, 2020 10:02 PM (BJKQV)

14 Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!
(what Alexander Graham Bell wanted for the telephone greeting instead of *Hello*)

Posted by: stumck at March 23, 2020 10:02 PM (uksaT)

15 13 My governor just locked us down. I hope my clients are still in business when this is over.

Man, sometimes I really hate living in a lefty state. It's like all of the lefty governors are just trying to one-up one another.
Posted by: 29victor at March 23, 2020 10:02 PM (BJKQV)

Our Douche swilling Gov said for days no closure.
Today he says closure but he will tell us the rules tomorrow.
Nothing like being decisive. Right Summers Eve Evers

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

16 top 20

Posted by: RTW at March 23, 2020 10:03 PM (jJlJu)

17

The best thing Frank Zappa ever did was on December 4, 1993. It's a pity he didn't do it 30 years early and spare the world his awfulness.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:03 PM (HNjlI)

18 Happy Monday, Horde! (It is Monday, isn't it?)

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:04 PM (TdMsT)

19 The best thing Frank Zappa ever did was on December 4, 1993. It's a pity he didn't do it 30 years early and spare the world his awfulness.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

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MisHum - give us a few minutes to clear the blast zone. Thanks.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

20 Tonypete, you read my mind :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:05 PM (L2ZTs)

21 I wonder which will go on longer, this bullshit chinese virus or ONT's with Zappa.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 10:05 PM (VNfwt)

22 Disagree. Zappa was the Tesla of rock-jazz fusion.

Posted by: stumck at March 23, 2020 10:05 PM (uksaT)

23 Hoy, Hoy, Hoy!
(what Alexander Graham Bell wanted for the telephone greeting instead of *Hello*)


Shoulda been Ahoy, ahoy, ahoy!

Posted by: Captain Bill Kristol at March 23, 2020 10:05 PM (pPNCa)

24 19 The best thing Frank Zappa ever did was on December 4, 1993. It's a pity he didn't do it 30 years early and spare the world his awfulness.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

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MisHum - give us a few minutes to clear the blast zone. Thanks.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:04 PM (Y4EXg)

There always has to be one, doesn't there?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

25 Being stuck inside with two teenagers who are bffs one minute and Thunderdome the next makes me really hate the Chinese government.

Posted by: jmel at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (OeWgo)

26 'The best thing Frank Zappa ever did was on December 4, 1993. It's a pity he didn't do it 30 years early and spare the world his awfulness. '

Welcome, Angel fan.

Posted by: Punky Meadows at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (Tnijr)

27 13
My governor just locked us down. I hope my clients are still in business when this is over.



Man, sometimes I really hate living in a lefty state. It's like all
of the lefty governors are just trying to one-up one another.

Posted by: 29victor at March 23, 2020 10:02 PM (BJKQV)

Where are you 29victor?
After all this is over, I never ever want to hear the phrases "social distancing" or "flattening the curve" ever again.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (6ofTb)

28 Good Evening Horde

Posted by: wing at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (JFzNN)

29 Great ONT, Mis Hum! Thanks! As for the mystery click, I will go with the Mexican over the Sears.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, [types] [deletes]... I don't want to see the banhammer come down...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (WFcrO)

30 NOLITE TROGLODYTÆ PASCERE


(I saw that chiselled into some ancient stone somewhere...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (7WaWV)

31 12 LOL
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:01 PM (aA3+G)

You assume I'm opposed to him.

Or his Vocal TH Heaven, right here on Earth.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (vmRc0)

32 21 I wonder which will go on longer, this bullshit chinese virus or ONT's with Zappa.
Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 10:05 PM (VNfwt)

Hmmm. I don't know, stick around and find out would you?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

33 >
Our Douche swilling Gov said for days no closure.
Today he says closure but he will tell us the rules tomorrow.
Nothing like being decisive. Right Summers Eve Evers
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)



Fuck Tony Evers.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (/bKbU)

34
LaDonald??

La....Donald??

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (FCP94)

35 Holy crap. I have an almost identical picture as the one at top of the thread. Parade ground. Baghdad.

Posted by: GlobalTrvlr at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (ARe81)

36 33 >
Our Douche swilling Gov said for days no closure.
Today he says closure but he will tell us the rules tomorrow.
Nothing like being decisive. Right Summers Eve Evers
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:03 PM (aA3+G)



Fuck Tony Evers.
Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:07 PM (/bKbU)

Not with Guy Benson's dick

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

37 13 My governor just locked us down. I hope my clients are still in business when this is over.

Like, in stocks where we can get to your backside?

Asking for a friend.

Out here in California we're locked down, which basically means everyone goes running, walking the dog, or f*cking the neighbor while 'working from home'.

I wouldn't be surprised to find there was some kind of 'do whatever you want to my spouse just get him/her the hell out of the house' list somewhere, Nextdoor, Facebook, wherever.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (8erNz)

38 33: THIS!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

39 Larry the Cable Guy is one of us. Back in the day he was a semi-regular guest on the Lewis and Floorwax radio show in Denver. he would do a couple of minutes if his expected routine, but the rest of the 15 or so minute segment was just him chatting (he and Floorwax were good friends from the comedy circuit) with Rick and Mike. He's good people.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (x8Wzq)

40 Fear is the contemplation of death. Which as a negative, exists nowhere, including the mind.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (Eicbe)

41 I suspect Hillary Clinton is quite happy that there is an international pandemic about now.

Anybody with any brains at all knew she had a private server because she wanted to hide shit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

42 Wait, wait, I'm still on JJ's Morning Report headlines....

Just kidding. I did take a moment to glance at what some guy named Ace posted today. Looked interesting. Might get to (some of) that tomorrow.

Okay, diving into the post. Headfirst.

Posted by: mindful webworker
sponge stoppers
at March 23, 2020 10:09 PM (Sr48m)

43 That first quote guy hasn't met a Hawaiian judge, has he?

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 10:09 PM (VNfwt)

44 Studies have shown that most people don't clean their bags.

I was thinking about that the other day while standing in a checkout line while some lady loaded up all of her produce. She didn't even use the plastic bags to put the produce in. All I could think was, dang, I hope that doesn't go in a bag she put meat in.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:09 PM (MmFTx)

45 Mis Hum is a grumpy old dog with a bone, ain't he.

*flinches*

Don't ban me! I like Zappa!

Gotta be frank about Frank.

*Goes over here for now*

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (x8Wzq)

46 Evening.

I have Crystal Head vodka, Wild Turkey and a bottle of China's.

Where should I start?

In the meantime, I need to be cheered up.

Tell me stories of sexual misadventures.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (1Yy3c)

47 "Fear is the contemplation of death. Which as a negative, exists nowhere, including the mind."

If it's not there, why worry about it?

Posted by: Parmenides at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (Tnijr)

48 Neil Diamond "Heartlight"


https://tinyurl.com/weaozsw
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:00 PM (D2IX6)

A month of Neil Diamond next ? Hmm...

Posted by: Darrell Harris at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (m2EfB)

49 Anybody with any brains at all knew she had a private server because she wanted to hide shit.
Posted by: nerdygirl

And the shit she wanted to hide was selling her influence for money and other fun things.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 10:11 PM (VNfwt)

50 Global trlr- what camp?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at March 23, 2020 10:11 PM (HuH1F)

51 Wonder if Zappa ever met Sinatra.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

52

The E.T. explanation for "heart light" in thread below was most plausible, I found.

But it sounds like he's saying "hard light."
The song makes no sense.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (FCP94)

53 Dr. Anthony Fauci

According to a respected Italian/English dictionary, fauci is the Italian word for the jaws of a lion, the maw of a predatory animal, or the mouth of a volcano. So you can feel free to call him Dr. Jaw-Jaw, Dr. Coyote Maw, or Dr. Vesuvius.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (pPNCa)

54 And the shit she wanted to hide was selling her influence for money and other fun things.

Posted by: Blutarski

Hey man, the FBI cleared her. H8er. Now back to our panic.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (2ygtH)

55 no good deed.. I saw your post below. Do you mind if I ask where you live?

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

56 Anybody with any brains at all knew she had a private server because she wanted to hide shit.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Anybody with any brains also knew the mere existence of the server was a crime.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (MmFTx)

57 Wonder if Zappa ever met Sinatra.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:11 PM (L2ZTs)

Whoa. That might have been cool.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (x8Wzq)

58 45 Mis Hum is a grumpy old dog with a bone, ain't he.

*flinches*

Don't ban me! I like Zappa!

Gotta be frank about Frank.

*Goes over here for now*
Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (x8Wzq

Me grumpy? Hardly, I'm as sweet as cotton candy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)

59 This was a girthy ONT. Thanks, MisHum.

Also, "LaDonald Shakkie Holmes" is one helluva name.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (wUFgi)

60 Elon Musk is a wise man.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (aS1PU)

61 Evenin' Horde!

I've calmed down some after a rather frustrating day. Found out today that my son's surgery, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled. And we only found out because we called to get some information about what to expect as far as length of stay, and any prep we might need to do. We'd been doing what we could to get ready for it, and scheduled time off from work, and now it's at least five weeks away.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (CAJOC)

62 Thank MisHum for the great ONTs and Zappa month. I know some folks hate him and that's ok. I probably hate the crap they listen to too.

Posted by: freaked at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (Tnijr)

63 Our South Dakota Gov says all these blue state govs are crazy. I'm so glad he doesnt have her hair in fire.

Posted by: Abby at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (SM/op)

64 Madonna looks like a tone-deaf gelfling.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (LxTcq)

65
Me grumpy? Hardly, I'm as sweet as cotton candy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



Heh, and ace is all light and no heat.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (2ygtH)

66 According to a respected Italian/English dictionary, fauci is the Italian word for the jaws of a lion, the maw of a predatory animal, or the mouth of a volcano. So you can feel free to call him Dr. Jaw-Jaw, Dr. Coyote Maw, or Dr. Vesuvius.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM



Cf. the English word faucet...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (7WaWV)

67 Very tempted to venture away from home for... a jar of salsa.

Just discovered a tasty new brand. Joy joy joy!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (L2ZTs)

68 >
Me grumpy? Hardly, I'm as sweet as cotton candy
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)


Well, maybe not today......



Are you essential or no?

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (/bKbU)

69 25
Being stuck inside with two teenagers who are bffs one minute and
Thunderdome the next makes me really hate the Chinese government.

Posted by: jmel at March 23, 2020 10:06 PM (OeWgo)


I was once a camp counselor and a substitute teacher. You learn to accept a certain amount of mayhem. Of course, at camp they were outside and we could find ways to wear the b@stards out*, and teaching - they all had to leave at some time.


*Over the door leading out of the teacher's lounge at Dearborn High was a wooden sign, reading "Illegitimati Non Carborundum" or "Don't let the bastards wear you down".

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (D2IX6)

70 Our South Dakota Gov says all these blue state govs are crazy. I'm so glad he doesnt have her hair in fire.
Posted by: Abby

Is she the one that is remarkably hawt and well spoken? I remember seeing her once and being impressed. I think it was South Dakota.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (VNfwt)

71 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

72 Jewells45, I live in Maryland. My uncle's nephew lives elsewhere. I don't want to say where exactly because his dad is well-known due to his job. I don't know if they have publicly disclosed his son's condition.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (MmFTx)

73 You know what's a fun tune? FZ's rendition of "Bolero".

Posted by: freaked at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (Tnijr)

74 Evenin' Horde!

I've calmed down some after a rather frustrating day. Found out today that my son's surgery, scheduled for tomorrow, has been cancelled. And we only found out because we called to get some information about what to expect as far as length of stay, and any prep we might need to do. We'd been doing what we could to get ready for it, and scheduled time off from work, and now it's at least five weeks away.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (CAJOC)

All for your own good, peasant.

Posted by: Tony Fauci with the noose around Lady Liberty at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (1Yy3c)

75 One thing that I find upsetting is that of all the places I have not seen an emptying of shelves, it is of the beer and wine sections of stores.

I am night stocking while I am "in transition" (of potential jobs, get your minds out of the gutter!) and while I see plenty of paper goods gone and the shelf-stable items gone, I see that there is still a good selection of alcohol available.

Seriously? I figured the beer would be the first thing to go!

(I have used the reprieve to stock up enough food items to the point where I should be good for about a month.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (Exv3s)

76 Pick up on my weesa
She is so divine
Helps me stealing hubcaps
Wasted all the time
Fuzzy dice
Bongoes in the back
My ship of love
Is ready to attack

Posted by: getting the neon park banned back together at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (y8YuA)

77 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)


Okay now that's funny right there

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (L2ZTs)

78 The emails also include talking points, which are redacted, for a meeting with President Obama. (This is the second release from the batch of Clinton emails the FBI inexplicably found late last year.)

Impossible! The FBI assured us that there was no there there when they used their whiz-bang high-tech super-sleuth software to scan through all those E-Mails in record time!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (wUFgi)

79 This Zappa thing - it's not going away, is it ?

Now I know how my kids felt about The Band.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (tjRMO)

80 Very tempted to venture away from home for... a jar of salsa.


Just discovered a tasty new brand. Joy joy joy!! :-)


Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (L2ZTs)

Do you really not get it? Or are you being intentionally obtuse?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (dLLD6)

81 Is that Jaw Jaw Binks I presume

Posted by: morigu at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (Eu98u)

82 Man, sometimes I really hate living in a lefty state.

I guess I have to go on the state website to find out if I am allowed to walk my dog down the street. I mean, Chinese Plague viruses might jump on me from the trees and affect me. I'm wondering if Ford Motor Company and General Motors qualify as essential businesses.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

83 53
Dr. Anthony Fauci



According to a respected Italian/English dictionary, fauci is
the Italian word for the jaws of a lion, the maw of a predatory animal,
or the mouth of a volcano. So you can feel free to call him Dr.
Jaw-Jaw, Dr. Coyote Maw, or Dr. Vesuvius.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (pPNCa)

Hubs is partial to "Dr. Fucky"

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (6ofTb)

84 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (XVuno)

85 Well, the state of Texas isn't on lock down. Abbott left it to the local governments to decide. Our local government has decided to lock us down like Dallas already did.... great!//

Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (UUBmN)

86 >>> The best thing Frank Zappa ever did was on December 4, 1993. It's a pity he didn't do it 30 years early and spare the world his awfulness.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Just great. Thanks a lot. Now it will be FZ all the way through May.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (+FPkr)

87 71 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

Settle out of court.

This time you make her the sammich.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (1Yy3c)

88 CBD, uh whuh??? I thought salsa was a safe topic. ;-)
(OTOH I've been warned against mentioning anchovies again)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (L2ZTs)

89 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)


Should not have asked for that second sammich!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (BiNEL)

90 Our grocery was out of my brand of pork rinds. Have to go on a search tomorrow; down to two bags.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (2+j2N)

91 Man, sometimes I really hate living in a lefty state. It's like all of the lefty governors are just trying to one-up one another.
Posted by: 29victor at March 23, 2020 10:02 PM (BJKQV)
* * * *

That's sure what it seems like, doesn't it? And it makes zero sense!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (WFcrO)

92 Now I know how my kids felt about The Band.
Posted by: I Am No One at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (tjRMO)


Oh please, Mis Hum. Don't flood us with cuts by The Band!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (aS1PU)

93 I guess I have to go on the state website to find out if I am allowed to walk my dog down the street. I mean, Chinese Plague viruses might jump on me from the trees and affect me. I'm wondering if Ford Motor Company and General Motors qualify as essential businesses.
Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (+lVUW)
+++++++++++++++
I'm sure they do, but I think they're idling most production. Why build cars when there's no buyers? I don't *think* I'm getting laid off in the next month, but no way in hell I'd buy a car right now...

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (wUFgi)

94 Okay, what's with the Frank Zappa crap?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (XVuno)

95
Do you really not get it? Or are you being intentionally obtuse?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo



What is the problem?

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (FCP94)

96 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)


Your opening settlement bid should be one aspirin.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (tjRMO)

97 "This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim"


Oh that's a good one too. "Sexual Harrasment In The Workplace".

https://tinyurl.com/s74po24

Posted by: freaked at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (Tnijr)

98 WARNING: Election year jitters and the Kung Flu have people on edge. Just a reminder for you Morons and Lurkers.

1) If you are offended by the shit stirers and/or trolls let the Cobs
deal with it. We'll get to the situation as soon as we can.

2) Watch your language and your desires for unhappy physical demises.
It's Ace's house and he has rules. I'm tired of warning you.

3) FFS don't cut and paste troll comments. See Rule 1.
The ONT is a great place. Let's keep it that way. Thank you.

SOON

Posted by: Yoko O. at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (kOpft)

99 I love St. Louis.

Posted by: iwuzhere at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (+bGoc)

100 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (vwf8z)

101 Oh you Morons. When will you ever learn?

Waitaminnit. Us Morons are supposed to learn? When the fuck did that happen?

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (Y8PSl)

102 Oh please, Mis Hum. Don't flood us with cuts by The Band!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (aS1PU)

--------

The Band > ABBA

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (XVuno)

103 I read the rules and am rather proud of myself for what I'm not typing.

Especially after the last 24 hours in DC.

Now, for tonight's Zappa class.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (sy5kK)

104 Man, how much fun would it be to live with a woman who's wedding has been moved?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (2ygtH)

105 46 Evening.

I have Crystal Head vodka, Wild Turkey and a bottle of China's.

Where should I start?

In the meantime, I need to be cheered up.

Tell me stories of sexual misadventures.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (1Yy3c)

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

Crystal Head vodka - that's Dan Ackroyd's label, right? I once saw someone reviewing what I think was an investor video for Crystal Head vodka. Ackroyd is a bit insane.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (CAJOC)

106 63 Our South Dakota Gov says all these blue state govs are crazy. I'm so glad he doesnt have her hair in fire.

Posted by: Abby at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (SM/op)


Hi, Abby! It's good to see a comment from someone living in God's Country! I was born in Aberdeen, and spent many years of my pre-college life in Aberdeen, Montrose, and Sioux Falls. Parents moved us away, and now I'm a 40-year-long transplanted Texan. Due to work. So please don't look down on me.

Posted by: Gref at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (AMIL/)

107 MisHum thanks for the memories I saw Zappa play at the Richmond Mosque Nov 3 1972 .. I was 14 and completely mesmerized by what I experienced ... been a fun month

Posted by: Qmark at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (DFHLf)

108 68 >
Me grumpy? Hardly, I'm as sweet as cotton candy
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (aA3+G)


Well, maybe not today......



Are you essential or no?
Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (/bKbU)


I'm not sure yet.
The guy over north of Green Bay says I am and I'm going there tomorrow.
It all depends what Evers says tomorrow.
I have no idea if I'll be going out on appointments after tomorrow.
I work from home so I have that going for me.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

109 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?

Posted by: The buttons on Pam Bondi's shirt at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (uwNeo)

110 Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:13 PM (CAJOC)

Ugh that sucks. I'm sorry.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (6ofTb)

111 *Over the door leading out of the teacher's lounge at Dearborn High was a wooden sign, reading "Illegitimati Non Carborundum" or "Don't let the bastards wear you down".
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM (D2IX6)

EVERY economics class should have a sign like that, but instead it should say "Res tantum valet quantum vendi potest." Additionally, it should be on every note and coin printed by the Treasury.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (Exv3s)

112 Night all. I need to run back down to the barn to button up the maple evaporator. Bears are awake and hungry.

Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (/bKbU)

113 If it's not there, why worry about it?

Posted by: Parmenides at March 23, 2020 10:10 PM (Tnijr)
---
Suppressing fear occurs nowhere but inside the mind.

Fear and anywhere where we would notice it's lack it's only that field where fear can appear, i.e. the mind.

That fear exists only in the mind is a pseudo "fact". It sounds like something, but conflates to separate modes of experience.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (Eicbe)

114 Appointments? MisHum is a doctor?? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (L2ZTs)

115 Oh, and funk Kroenke.

Posted by: iwuzhere at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (+bGoc)

116 Thanks for "Camarillo Brillo", MisHum! Overnite Sensation is a great album.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

117 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?
Posted by: The buttons on Pam Bondi's shirt at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (uwNeo)
++++++++++++
Flip a coin.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (wUFgi)

118
Now it will be FZ all the way through May.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (+FPkr)


It could be worse...


http://acecomments.mu.nu/?blog=86post=364189

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (dLLD6)

119 DrWTF, your use of reverse psychology is masterful

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

120 Haven't heard him admit he made a mistake.

I hope you're not holding your breath, Mis Hum.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (Z4rgH)

121 Crystal Head vodka - that's Dan Ackroyd's label, right? I once saw someone reviewing what I think was an investor video for Crystal Head vodka. Ackroyd is a bit insane.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (CAJOC)

Lol a bit?

Crystal Head is good! It's really smooth.

I also really like the bottle.

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (1Yy3c)

122 Night all. I need to run back down to the barn to button up the maple evaporator. Bears are awake and hungry.
Posted by: Muad'dib at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (/bKbU)
+++++++++++=
G'night.

Can any other moron explain "maple evaporator" to me?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (wUFgi)

123 95
Do you really not get it? Or are you being intentionally obtuse?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


What is the problem?
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:18 PM (FCP94)

Really?
Some of you should really think before typing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

124 The FBI assured us that there was no there there when they used their whiz-bang high-tech super-sleuth software to scan through all those E-Mails in record time!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:16 PM (wUFgi)


And if you can't trust those men and women of impeccable integrity and honor in the FBI, who CAN you trust in the entire Federal Government?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:22 PM (BiNEL)

125 BRANDY! What's this whiskey and wine shit? Get me some RUM!

Posted by: A Sailor at March 23, 2020 10:22 PM (XVuno)

126 117 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?
Posted by: The buttons on Pam Bondi's shirt at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (uwNeo)
++++++++++++
Flip a coin.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (wUFgi)

We better demand our Reps and Sens NOT cave.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:22 PM (Exv3s)

127 DrWTF, your use of reverse psychology is masterful
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)


*nudge*
*nudge*
Shhhh

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:22 PM (aS1PU)

128 I wonder if any of the trolls we see here from time to time, will be joining their peers at the DNC National Convention?

I'm betting the Police mug shots will be epic!

They'll be "lit", too. But that'll just be the strobe on the camera going off.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (QzJWU)

129 Dr. Anthony Fauci

According to a respected Italian/English dictionary, fauci is the Italian word for the jaws of a lion, the maw of a predatory animal, or the mouth of a volcano. So you can feel free to call him Dr. Jaw-Jaw, Dr. Coyote Maw, or Dr. Vesuvius.
Posted by: Basement Cat at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (pPNCa)
* * * *

The part that needs to be emphasized is the Numero Uno Hillary Fan.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (WFcrO)

130 121 Crystal Head vodka - that's Dan Ackroyd's label, right? I once saw someone reviewing what I think was an investor video for Crystal Head vodka. Ackroyd is a bit insane.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:19 PM (CAJOC)

Lol a bit?

Crystal Head is good! It's really smooth.

I also really like the bottle.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (1Yy3c)

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

Can't comment on the vodka (I don't drink), but that video is something else...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (CAJOC)

131 why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street and big corp. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

132 coulda been first, but read content.

Posted by: butch at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (hXu8T)

133 That Cable Guy is uncommonly Smart.
A totally suck song.

Posted by: The Snakes at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (axyOa)

134 Ace's cat video in the sidebar led me to another cat video. One from a much more plentiful and luxurious age - four months ago:

https://youtu.be/tbfSa95ZEq8

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (wUFgi)

135 The ONT is a great place. Let's keep it that way. Thank you.

So let it be written, so let it be sung.

Posted by: Intragalactic Yoko Ono Artistries Appreciation Associationists at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (DMUuz)

136
Really?
Some of you should really think before typing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



I have no idea what you're talking about.
I'm trying to figure out why you and dildo are always busting one of Ace's reader's balls all the time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (FCP94)

137 120 Haven't heard him admit he made a mistake.

I hope you're not holding your breath, Mis Hum.

Thanks for the ONT.
Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:21 PM (Z4rgH)


I smoked for a lot of years.
I don't hold my breath anymore for anyone or anything.

You're welcome for the ONT

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (aA3+G)

138
Muad'dib
How do bears eat?
(Taste, I mean, when you eat them)

Posted by: MarkY at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (kcZr2)

139 I would say what I want to happen to the useless fuckstick evers, but I'd be permabanned.

This is some of the dumbest bullshit I've ever seen.

And the most depressing part of it is how big of pussies people are being and how quickly people are willing to give up their fucking rights. Once the government figures out it can use this bullshit as an excuse, expect it to be rolled out ALL THE FUCKING TIME.


Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (Xhndx)

140 Can any other moron explain "maple evaporator" to me?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)

---

Used to make syrup you sap!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (Y4EXg)

141 quiteman has the right idea, a little harsh but not wrong.

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (B+t5k)

142
why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm
arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street
and big corp. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45

I only use FB to see which of my classmates have died.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (2ygtH)

143 Can't comment on the vodka (I don't drink), but that video is something else...
Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (CAJOC)

---------

Congratulations. You've just qualified as a distilled spirits expert on CNN.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (XVuno)

144 "One thing that I find upsetting is that of all the places I have not
seen an emptying of shelves, it is of the beer and wine sections of
stores."

I just made a major run for beer, wine, and liquor. I'm good for a couple of months. In fact one of the stockers at Kroger's commented that it looked like I had a plan.


Darn right I do.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (D2IX6)

145 FB still features some great memes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

146 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

How do I tip the waitstaff?

And whats the veal like here?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (sy5kK)

147 131
why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm
arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street
and big corp. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

Yeah I saw a lot of that last night.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (6ofTb)

148 "That fear exists only in the mind is a pseudo "fact". It sounds like something, but conflates to separate modes of experience.
Posted by: Axeman "

'Fear is the contemplation of death'


I was referring to the 'death' part of your statement. In a jocular philostopher manner, mind you.

Posted by: Parmenides at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (Tnijr)

149 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?

I actually cheered when i heard the Dems killed the bill. Two Trillion in Mad Money hastily slapped together by these feckless congress critters is always a bad idea.

The Republicans have no love for America.
The Democrats hate America.

The bill needed to die, we need to get back to work.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (uYQjf)

150 So, Past 100.

On a positive note...

The therapist I've been trying to see says I'm at the top of the waiting list now.

The negative is that with my job situation up in the air, I might not have the insurance to cover it.

I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.

But I think maybe it shouldn't be a "One Strike and You're Out" thing.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (vmRc0)

151 136
Really?
Some of you should really think before typing.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I have no idea what you're talking about.
I'm trying to figure out why you and dildo are always busting one of Ace's reader's balls all the time.
Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (FCP94)

If you have a problem you can contact either CBD or me directly. Instead of taking out here. Because, I'm not putting up with shit stirring Which you seem to be ready to do.

petmorons at gmail dot com.

Also read the Sunday thread about thread jacking.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

152 As everyone knows, Newyorkistan has recently banned the use of disposable polythene shopping bags...

This evening, I emailed my local grocery store,(corporated HQ!) imploring them to bring the disposable bags back...

I included links to recent articles about a) the recent ban on reusable bags in New Hampshire over hygiene concerns, b) a recent injunction against enforcement of NY's ban pending an appeal by the disposable bag industry, which has not been widely publicised, and which is currently stalled in the courts due to the current emergency, and c) a link from over a year ago in which this grocery store chain originally voiced opposition to the proposed ban...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (7WaWV)

153
How do I tip the waitstaff?

And whats the veal like here?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (sy5kK)

--------

That's not veal...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (XVuno)

154 109 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?

Posted by: The buttons on Pam Bondi's shirt at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (uwNeo)


They'll push hard on Mitch and his boys and girls. Heaven for the Dems is the Senate Republicans accepting a lot of their crap, then PDT vetoing the bill. I believe the Dems would prefer that to getting the crap in their bill.

Posted by: Gref at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (AMIL/)

155 Matt Broyle of Breitbart was livid in his reporting this evening to Rebecca Mansour on XM Brietbart this evening. He is adamant that in his opinion, the Republicans will not cave on Pelosi and company demands for a bill that includes greenhouse gas emission reductions for airlines that are going to be on the edge of bankruptcy for whom the bill is providing a respite( and includes specific language prohibiting CEO raises and stock buybacks that the lying Dems say isn't in there) or requiring BOD to have a balance of men to women. He said in the ten years he has covered Congress , he has never seen anything as despicable as what the Dems are doing right now in the midst of a crisis worse than 9/11.

Recommends people call their Congress people.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (4ywJ2)

156 I have no idea what you're talking about.

I'm trying to figure out why you and dildo are always busting one of Ace's reader's balls all the time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, now with a gentle glide applicator tip at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (FCP94)

Is it your business? Maybe just worry about yourself, and not bother with other people quite so much.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (dLLD6)

157 Frank Zappa was a genius and one of the most underrated guitarists.

The Band was great as well.

Why does this awesome website hate VPN's though?

Posted by: Happy at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (GHaZw)

158 Once the government figures out it can use this bullshit as an excuse, expect it to be rolled out ALL THE FUCKING TIME.
Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 10:24 PM (Xhndx)


The Coronavirus century coming up!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (BiNEL)

159 why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm
arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street
and big corp. *sigh*

Posted by: Jewells45

I only use FB to see which of my classmates have died.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (2ygtH)

Why does the song "Everyone I Went To High School With Is Dead" by Mr. Bungle come to mind?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (Exv3s)

160 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.

Posted by: Allie

---

Nah, that isn't so Allie. Think of it as a mid-course correction or some such. Good luck!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:28 PM (Y4EXg)

161 Any Way the Wind Blows - from my first en-Zappa-ization.

Not familiar with R&theJ album. I prefer the Didn't Try to Call Me from Freak Out, but I may be prejudiced.

Posted by: mindful webworker
sponge stoppers
at March 23, 2020 10:28 PM (Sr48m)

162 Is it your business? Maybe just worry about yourself, and not bother with other people quite so much.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:27 PM (dLLD6)

*piano music stops*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:28 PM (XVuno)

163 Regarding Sinatra meeting Zappa: prolly would have like Frank way more than Sting (old SNL bit).

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:29 PM (x8Wzq)

164 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.


Not at all. It takes guts to recognize you need help and ask for it.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:29 PM (MmFTx)

165 Here we go again.

Later.

Posted by: I Am No One at March 23, 2020 10:29 PM (tjRMO)

166 As everyone knows, Newyorkistan has recently banned the use of disposable polythene shopping bags...



This evening, I emailed my local grocery store,(corporated HQ!) imploring them to bring the disposable bags back...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (7WaWV)

Yeah...let's get rid of clean and unsullied bags so we can reuse filthy, germ-laden cloth bags that are impossible to keep less than vile.

The big town near me has banned paper bags, and it is a shit-show.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (dLLD6)

167 Tom, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

168 Now believe me when I tell you that my song is really true.I want everyone to listen and believe.It's about some little people from a long time ago,And all the things the neighbors didn't know.

JWM

Posted by: jwm at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (HnUoF)

169 The ONT is a great place. Let's keep it that way. Thank you.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:59 PM


Agree.

Posted by: Emmie at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (ouBhA)

170 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.


Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (vmRc0)

I don't think that's true. If you need help, you should get it and not feel bad about it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (6ofTb)

171 This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)

Settle out of court.

This time you make her the sammich.
Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:17 PM (1Yy3c)
* * * *

Phrasing?

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (WFcrO)

172 128 I wonder if any of the trolls we see here from time to time, will be joining their peers at the DNC National Convention?

I'm betting the Police mug shots will be epic!

They'll be "lit", too. But that'll just be the strobe on the camera going off.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (QzJWU)

What's the over-under on Milwaukee declaring all out nuclear war on itself by the end of the DNC?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (Exv3s)

173 Shit's getting weird.

*searches for Chip Diller*

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (x8Wzq)

174 Also read the Sunday thread about thread jacking.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (aA3+G)


I actually thought that post should be repeated at frequent intervals for a while to ensure recent visitors (and some regulars) remember it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (BiNEL)

175 ***I'm trying to figure out why you and dildo are always busting one of Ace's reader's balls all the time.***

I'll hold your coat while you and him fight.

Posted by: The Modern Day Composer Who Refuses To Die at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (wuHkq)

176 This time you make her the sammich.
Posted by: Robert

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"You're the sammich Honey!!"

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

177 I'm glad I got to see Opeth in late Feb in MD in between Akerfelt's laryngitis and before all the shutdown shit started. Great show.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (XUu4G)

178 164 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.


Not at all. It takes guts to recognize you need help and ask for it.
Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:29 PM (MmFTx)

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And a therapist won't recommend slapping hot iron to it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (CAJOC)

179 The big town near me has banned paper bags, and it is a shit-show.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (dLLD6)
++++++++++++
What was the rationale for the ban? I understand the reasoning behind the eeeeeevil "single-use plastics." It's wrong-headed, but at least I know the argument. What's the justification for banning renewable, biodegradable paper bags?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (wUFgi)

180 So the Dems are bitching about the anecdotal results of some medications. But turn on the tv and we get flooded with a ton of crap medications commercials. And most of these can kill you.

Posted by: The Snakes at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (axyOa)

181 Love the Dale Carnegie quote, MusHum.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

182 131 why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street and big corp. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 23, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)


Stocktwits twatters say the same. Also, "OrangeManBad."

Posted by: Emmie at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (ouBhA)

183 "Also read the Sunday thread about thread jacking."

*jacking off motion* This?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (XUu4G)

184 If anyone was serious about a somewhat efficient way to get money into the hands of who need it would be a system like this:

Most businesses have insurance, because of storms or other reasons there is insurance for "interruption of business". Most policies exclude interruptions due to terrorism or pandemic.

Congress could backstop the insurance companies with the requirement that they strike, for now, the "pandemic" exclusion clause from the policies.

That way, the market, which already has auditors and actuarials, investigators, etc. who can go through a claim filer's books to ascertain the veracity of the claims.

The employer can then not lose themselves due to ongoing fixed costs (since the local government that ordered the closing will most likely not pro-rate the property or unemployment taxes they levy). The business owner could then do what is necessary to deal with his staff if they are on furlough due to this attempts by the government to wreck the economy and deliberately hurt the most vulnerable by erasing their jobs by fiat.

Many employers don't want to lose good employees, and will do whatever they can to support them through this time.

So by backstopping and working with insurance companies while also setting a firm date when the economy can be brought out of this coma, maybe we can get by without throwing us back into the stone age.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (uYQjf)

185 >>> *piano music stops*
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero

*makes B line for the back door of the saloon*

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (+FPkr)

186 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (vmRc0)

That is exactly 100% incorrect.

Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)

187 I was referring to the 'death' part of your statement. In a jocular philostopher manner, mind you.
Posted by: Parmenides at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (Tnijr)
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I got ya. Nonetheless, when people equate "in the mind" with "imaginary" you have to wonder what they are using for that analysis.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (Eicbe)

188 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (dLLD6)

omg
your hash almost spells dil... well you know
how did you manage that?
*impressed*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (G546f)

189 And a therapist won't recommend slapping hot iron to it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence


Neither will a bartender, well not outside Wyoming.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (2ygtH)

190 So the Dems are bitching about the anecdotal results of some medications. But turn on the tv and we get flooded with a ton of crap medications commercials. And most of these can kill you.
Posted by: The Snakes at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (axyOa)

--------

Here's to suicidal ideation.

*clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (XVuno)

191 So my stepson let me know that he and his half sister want to start probate on their mom's estate. That's the house I'm living in, the one I paid $3800 in back taxes to keep it out of foreclosure. And he can't understand why I got upset. And the state's locked down. I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)

192 Another great ONT. Thank you mis hum!

Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (XG6D3)

193 MisHum--what would be considered a thread-jacking of the ONT?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

194 I know that even agreeing to see a therapist is admitting to mental illness and a sign of weakness.

It is no such thing Allie. Things are a little out of balance for you right now, therapists explore ways to effect a change, they will come up with approaches you might not have thought of.

Posted by: Panhandler at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (S/rwf)

195 Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (x8Wzq)

I just looked up your nic. Meagher escaped from Tasmania to later become Territorial Governor of Montana and an Irish rabble rouser. Impressive.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)

196 What's the justification for banning renewable, biodegradable paper bags?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:32 PM (wUFgi)

I fumble-fingered it. I meant, "plastic bags."

Fuck. I probably have Sino-Lung-Rot, and it has addled my brain.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (dLLD6)

197 186 That is exactly 100% incorrect.

Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)

Maybe.

But I've kind of been conditioned to equate mental illness with "Automatic Big Government Commie".

And I don't want to be shunted off into that group.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (vmRc0)

198 Heh. 'Torpedo Run' is on TCM.

"Running straight, hot, and normal, sir."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (CDGwz)

199 176 This time you make her the sammich.
Posted by: Robert

---

"You're the sammich Honey!!"
Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)



She's laughing guys, she may withdraw that complaint.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (aA3+G)

200 Will the Dems get away with the crap they're trying to pull on this bill? Will the Repub's cave?
Posted by: The buttons on Pam Bondi's shirt at March 23, 2020 10:20 PM (uwNeo)
* * * *

I sure hope they don't get away with it...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (WFcrO)

201 And I don't want to be shunted off into that group.
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (vmRc0)

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But they have free cheese.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (XVuno)

202 Anyone ever bought something online, then found a much better price for it elsewhere as soon as you got it? Happened to me today. Oh well. Hope I can get this thing returned.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (L2ZTs)

203
And whats the veal like here?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (sy5kK)

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That's not veal...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (XVuno)

I'm so glad I asked.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (sy5kK)

204 Notsothoreau, I'm so sorry for the problems you have having. Sounds like those kids are greedy.

Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (XG6D3)

205 Sigh.

Zappa

Meh

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (axyOa)

206 So by backstopping and working with insurance companies while also setting a firm date when the economy can be brought out of this coma, maybe we can get by without throwing us back into the stone age.
Posted by: X at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (uYQjf)


Dammit don't you people understand, we need NEW regulations with lots of totally "unforeseen" loopholes that (surprisingly) our staff of 1000 lawyers are intimately familiar with.

Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (BiNEL)

207 So, how bout them Bears?

Posted by: blaster at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (ZfRYq)

208 *impressed*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (G546f)

It took more than a dozen years to get one that isn't cringeworthy!

You won't believe what I had to do to get it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (dLLD6)

209 Fuck. I probably have Sino-Lung-Rot, and it has addled my brain.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (dLLD6)
++++++++++++
Huh. So Biden has the Lung Rot, probably some prototype version given to him for testing back in the '70s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (wUFgi)

210 151 re Soothsayer -- Also read the Sunday thread about thread jacking.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (aA3+G)


About a week ago, I wrote this to Sooth :

'Your constant attempts to threadjack are very tiresome.'

His reply ? lolgf

Not unexpectedly, I might add. I'm glad someone else has noticed.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (Z4rgH)

211 Parents are trapped in a assisted living Supermax in Washington State.
Can't leave building, stuck in their room but they do get three squares a day. In their room.
I plan to hide martini fixings and bourbon in their next incontinence shipment. Gonna be tough to get the wine six pack in.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (e1mEI)

212 Ladyl, I was wondering the same thing. The ONT always seems to go in 500 different directions, which is one of the things I *like* about it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

213 a village around here is no longer picking up garbage due to the virus. that should work well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (KP5rU)

214 I love how stupid reporters are.

Because Trump says we have to be open for business soon that means all of science is out y(e window.

Posted by: blaster at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (ZfRYq)

215 I'm glad I got to see Opeth in late Feb in MD in between Akerfelt's laryngitis and before all the shutdown shit started. Great show.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:31 PM (XUu4G)

Opeth is a really talented band. I have but one of their albums, but damn, it is good.

Been a long time since I've seen a live show. Slayer with Death Angel and Anthrax (Jonathan Donais from Shadows Fall was the new lead player) was the last show I saw.

Gary Holt is the Only Fucking Guy who could ever begin to fill Jeff Hanneman's shoes.

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (x8Wzq)

216 Evening all! Hubby is asleep witht the three dogs with a YouTube video from Hitchcock 45 playing.

You know this whole shelter in place is screwing with my shooting schedule. Just got a really fun S&W 15/22 and have only been able to shoot at two Steel Challenges. I have to say that before this gun I was a real 9mm snob, but dang this little rifle has been a lot of fun!!

Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (nycWw)

217 I just looked up your nic. Meagher escaped from Tasmania to later become Territorial Governor of Montana and an Irish rabble rouser. Impressive.
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)

Until he got drunk one night and fell overboard into the Missouri river.

Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (y0S2P)

218 *makes B line for the back door of the saloon*
Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM


Naw, man, you only do that at the end of the drum solo, which presages the bass solo.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (DMUuz)

219 212 Ladyl, I was wondering the same thing. The ONT always seems to go in 500 different directions, which is one of the things I *like* about it.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)


It's like being at a big family dinner, with a dozen conversations going on, all at the same time!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

220 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:36 PM (sy5kK)

Hi LCD!

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (6ofTb)

221 Sweet as Cotton Candy? Is that Cotton Candy by Teh Sylvers or Cotton Candy by Ronnie Bell.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (Fcewk)

222 208 *impressed*

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (G546f)

It took more than a dozen years to get one that isn't cringeworthy!

You won't believe what I had to do to get it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (dLLD6)

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

Had to eat French toast with syrup?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (CAJOC)

223 Ladyl, exactly!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (L2ZTs)

224 And I don't want to be shunted off into that group.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (vmRc0)

The smart, strong group that has some sense of self-observation and self-examination?

Okay. I won't argue.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (dLLD6)

225 Who doesn't love a bass solo?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (XVuno)

226 cant return toilet paper, sorry

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (B+t5k)

227 I just looked up your nic. Meagher escaped from Tasmania to later become Territorial Governor of Montana and an Irish rabble rouser. Impressive.
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)

Until he got drunk one night and fell overboard into the Missouri river.
Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (y0S2P)


LOL true. He was a true Irish patriot.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (aS1PU)

228 Had to eat French toast with syrup?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (CAJOC)

Shudder....not that bad.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (dLLD6)

229 But turn on the tv and we get flooded with a ton of crap medications commercials. And most of these can kill you.
Posted by: The Snakes
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"Do not take Crap Medications if you are allergic to Crap Medications"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (xSo9G)

230 Imagine gittin' 'er dun.

Posted by: lurry, cabled guy at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (H5knJ)

231 Zappa is a musical savant. Musicians know this.

Posted by: Chris H at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (fIvQ1)

232 Meagher, which album? My entre was Ghost Reveries. Last I saw Slayer was 1999 Ozzfest. I think.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (XUu4G)

233 a village around here is no longer picking up garbage due to the virus. that should work well.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (KP5rU)


Dark Ages Or Bust!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (aS1PU)

234 Watching Hannity on delay. He just played a couple clips from MS-DNC where person after person said that all Trump does on his briefings is lie. That's what they believe!

Which is why they say the networks should stop carrying them. Because ALL HE DOES is lie.

Gee, are some of these "lies" perhaps ex-agg-er-ations, in some view? Then what is "all he does"?

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (Eicbe)

235 >>Well, the state of Texas isn't on lock down. Abbott left it to the local governments to decide. Our local government has decided to lock us down like Dallas already did.... great!//
Posted by: lin-duh

Us too.

Posted by: Aviator at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (2cuLk)

236 It's like being at a big family dinner, with a dozen conversations going on, all at the same time!
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)


What, what did you just say?

Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

237 Zappa is a musical savant. Musicians know this.
Posted by: Chris H at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (fIvQ1)

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And smooth Jazz is the greatest form of music ever created!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (XVuno)

238 Well, I just slapped that fucker six ways from Sunday. If he comments again fuck him.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (dUJdY)

239 I do not want to break the Zappa mojo, but have to say I will be glad when this phase os over. No offense everyone.

Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (nycWw)

240 Not sure where to start drinking.

But...I do have Corona...

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (1Yy3c)

241 Toss a box of Glad waste basket size bags in your cart. Use them at checkout instead of reusable bags.

Posted by: BluesFish at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (WQZ1O)

242 Hubby is asleep witht the three dogs with a YouTube video from Hitchcock 45 playing.

Jealous of teh cozy.

Posted by: The Modern Day Composer Who Refuses To Die! at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (wuHkq)

243 Testy in here again. Whip and the chain!

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (K22Va)

244 The half sister is greedy. The stepson is weak. They were both offered the house after their mom died and neither one wanted it. I keep telling him that this state favors tennants. I'm at the point that I don't care if they destroy the house. But I will get my share of it. And I have a lot less interest spending my time doing things for them. I can pull my stuff together and let them deal with the rest of it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:42 PM (Lqy/e)

245 He was a true Irish patriot.
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (aS1PU)


And apparently died like one!

Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:42 PM (BiNEL)

246 'Toss a box of Glad waste basket size bags in your cart. Use them at checkout instead of reusable bags.'

Great idea! this the kind of useful stuff I come here for. Besides the snark and FZ of course.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:43 PM (Tnijr)

247 Jewells, right on! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:43 PM (L2ZTs)

248 236 It's like being at a big family dinner, with a dozen conversations going on, all at the same time!
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

What, what did you just say?
Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)


I'm not sure!

I can't hear myself think!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

249 Wasn't "Off Topic" a brand of designer jeans when those were all the thing in the Donna Rice days?

No? Well, they shoulda been.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM (QzJWU)

250 239 I do not want to break the Zappa mojo, but have to say I will be glad when this phase os over. No offense everyone.
Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:41 PM (nycWw)


None taken,

Sweet and gracious is I.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

251 MisHum played my request! *swoons*

Posted by: Pelosi's Used Kleenex at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM (a1s18)

252 MisHum. If you don't mind my asking, what rough region of WI are you in?

I'm stuck in the stupidest part of the state, Madison.

Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (Xhndx)

253 And apparently died like one!
Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar
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Jameson poisoning?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (CDGwz)

254 200 Motels

Posted by: chunga's revenge at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (wuHkq)

255 Aviator,
Do you think this whole hysteria is a huge over reaction???

Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (UUBmN)

256 'Toss a box of Glad waste basket size bags in your cart. Use them at checkout instead of reusable bags.'

Great idea! this the kind of useful stuff I come here for. Besides the snark and FZ of course.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:43 PM (Tnijr)


People say I am obsessive, but if I didn't read every single post, I'd miss stuff like this...

Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)

257 Meagher, which album? My entre was Ghost Reveries. Last I saw Slayer was 1999 Ozzfest. I think.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:40 PM (XUu4G)

The Opeth I have is Watershed. I really like it.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (x8Wzq)

258 I can't hear myself think!
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM


Come out back until the bass solo has burned itself out.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (DMUuz)

259 Am I a heathen if I say that Uncle Meat and Absolutely Free are the 2 Zappa Albums that I'm most familiar with?

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (vmRc0)

260 It's funny how our musical tastes develop over time. Zappa is a case in point. A friend brought his copy of Uncle Meat over for me to hear, and I loved it. Went out and bought a copy, played it a lot.

So when Weasels Ripped My Flesh came out, I sprung for a copy. Got it home, put it on, and my overwhelming response was "What a letdown!" I checked out his next album, too, without buying, and wasn't really impressed.


So I went on to other things musical. There's been way too much music recorded to try to stay on top of everything, and for me, Zappa got dropped.

Then the rise of Southern Rock at about the same time, and it's intermingling with British musicians' interest in the blues (ala Layla, Mad Dogs and Englishmen, and much more) caught my ear, and that was that.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (YqED9)

261 The big town near me has banned paper bags, and it is a shit-show.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (dLLD6)

I got admiring looks when I took my 50 new shiny single use plastic bags to the store and said, 'Filler up".
350 bags for $13.00 at Amazon. Totally worth it.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (e1mEI)

262 I can't hear myself think!
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:44 PM


MisHum likes to play his Zappa LPs loud at parties.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (L2ZTs)

263 Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)
* * * *

^^^This^^^

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (WFcrO)

264 250
239 I do not want to break the Zappa mojo, but have to say I will be glad when this phase os over. No offense everyone.

You like Oko Yono?

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (K22Va)

265 And apparently died like one!
Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar
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Jameson poisoning?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (CDGwz)


Drunk...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (BiNEL)

266 Zappa on the Monkees:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLXVz5fms10

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (oVJmc)

267 Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)



If your state is like Michigan, they may try to file (if they can find an attorney's office that will be open for anything, really) and the court may accept the filing, but any hearing is going to be way, way, way, way into the future.


I recommend having your counsel contact theirs and try to work something out between yourselves because the courts are not going to be doing anything soon.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (D2IX6)

268 Until he got drunk one night and fell overboard into the Missouri river.
Posted by: Beartooth at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (y0S2P)

I was murdered, dammit!

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (x8Wzq)

269 Anybody with any brains also knew the mere existence of the server was a crime.
Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 10:12 PM (MmFTx)

Anybody with a brain knows sending her maid into the SCIF to retrieve something was a crime.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (qyH+l)

270 Blub, blub...

Avenge me!

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (x8Wzq)

271 259 Am I a heathen if I say that Uncle Meat and Absolutely Free are the 2 Zappa Albums that I'm most familiar with?
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (vmRc0


No, not at all.
He had a long and varied career.
I have some stuff of his I hardly listen to.
And then there is stuff that I listen to on a regular rotation.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

272
The Official AoSHQ Classical Music Playlist of White Supremacy, Greed and Heartless Intolerance (TM) has reached 2400 pieces by over 820 different composers. You can view it here:

http://soyaraborzoi.com/Playlist.htm

Please let me know if you would like to have a flash drive with these works. As, played continuously, it's over three weeks of music it could be a comfort if your state governor has put you under house arrest for an undetermined sentence.

Just write me at monsalvat 61 at gmail dot com (you know what to do) with your mailing address. I cannot accept anything for this, so if you're so impelled either pay it forward or donate to a charity of your choice.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (7rVsF)

273 224 The smart, strong group that has some sense of self-observation and self-examination?

Okay. I won't argue.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:39 PM (dLLD6)


Not where I was going, but fair enough.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (vmRc0)

274 Just got a really fun S&W 15/22 and have only been able to shoot at two Steel Challenges. I have to say that before this gun I was a real 9mm snob, but dang this little rifle has been a lot of fun!!
Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:38 PM (nycWw)


O heck yeah, a good. 22 rifle can be loads of fun, and cheap to feed, too!

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (sy5kK)

275 'Toss a box of Glad waste basket size bags in your cart. Use them at checkout instead of reusable bags.'

Great idea! this the kind of useful stuff I come here for. Besides the snark and FZ of course.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:43 PM (Tnijr)


Or toss your politicians that impose such crap. Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one (Nick Searcy version).

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (Z4rgH)

276 Sticking your dick in crazy isn't so bad....if you are willing to. pay the consequences......which are often life threatening......but hey, roll those bones.....
PS: I forge who I was talking to, but the 18y.o. Tamdhu is very nice. It's an Old Malt Cask single barrel. Chocolate and vanilla with an aftertaste of dates and fresh oak. It's like a Speyside MILF.


Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (JpC1C)

277 Please Lord no Ono

Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (nycWw)

278 zappa ain't so bad, not good either but not that bad. so don't click on vid and voila nothing happens.

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (B+t5k)

279 So my stepson let me know that he and his half sister want to start probate on their mom's estate. That's the house I'm living in, the one I paid $3800 in back taxes to keep it out of foreclosure. And he can't understand why I got upset. And the state's locked down. I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)
* * * *

Prayers up, darlin. Hang in there and please keep us posted!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (WFcrO)

280 Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (dLLD6)
---------------

Hence turning my life over to Jesus Christ.

On a good day, I'm only a fool.

I don't have that many good days.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (WEBkv)

281 263 Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.

I want to bleed out at the never-visible feet of sh0eonhead.

Is that good enough?

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (8erNz)

282 {{{Infidel}}}

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (WFcrO)

283 Just saw Rick Wilson that Trumpers are going to be attending a lot of funerals--but where are 50% of current deaths happening?

The blue blue state of NY, which doesn't even need anybody who is prolife in the their state and finds the license plate "Choose Life" "patently offensive".

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (Eicbe)

284 271 No, not at all.
He had a long and varied career.
I have some stuff of his I hardly listen to.
And then there is stuff that I listen to on a regular rotation.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

Any opinions on King Crimson?

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (vmRc0)

285 And apparently died like one!
Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar
------

Jameson poisoning?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (CDGwz)


If he was a true Irish patriot, someone probably slipped him some Bushmill's. That "Proddy shyte."

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (Y8PSl)

286 The worst part about working from home is the easy access to food. Gah. I need to triple my workout just to break even.

Posted by: IC at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (6PhS9)

287 I think I'll read some books for a month

Posted by: Kindltot at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (6rS3m)

288
"Do not take Crap Medications if you are allergic to Crap Medications"
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

========

"WhisperSoft is a mild, non-abrasive, soap-free, alcohol-free, balmy, soothing, healing lotion that soothes and balms mildly without soap or alcohol or harsh chemicals. If both your arms and legs fall off after using WhisperSoft, discontinue use."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (G51Gf)

289 131 why do I subject myself to FB? Rhetorical question of course. I'm arguing with some dumbshit that thinks this bill only helps Wall Street and big corp. *sigh*
Posted by: Jewells45


There's no point in getting into discussions with people who are too dumb to understand the connection between corporations (businesses) and jobs.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (+lVUW)

290 I do not want to break the Zappa mojo, but have to say I will be glad when this phase os over. No offense everyone.

You like Oko Yono?
Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:47 PM (K22Va)


We poor little people on this blog have to walk a tightrope with the Yoko abyss on one side and the Zappa deep on the other. This is killing my nerves.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (aS1PU)

291 The half sister is greedy. The stepson is weak. They were both offered the house after their mom died and neither one wanted it.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

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I'm a beneficiary of a estate that has not been fully settled for seven years. Seven freaking years. All because one of the other beneficiaries wants to be a dick.

I have the greatest sibs and cousins in the world. And a few of the nastiest.

Good luck with that mess.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (Y4EXg)

292 350 bags for $13.00 at Amazon. Totally worth it.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 23, 2020 10:46 PM (e1mEI)

Fvcking brilliant.

There is an excellent (but mismanaged) market chain in this area that is teetering on the edge of chapter 7. They had to shift to paper bags (more expensive and much slower to pack) in the midst of their financial difficulties.

Amazing that a local government thinks that it is appropriate to make these decisions for businesses.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (dLLD6)

293 So my stepson let me know that he and his half sister want to start probate on their mom's estate. That's the house I'm living in, the one I paid $3800 in back taxes to keep it out of foreclosure. And he can't understand why I got upset. And the state's locked down. I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)
-------------------

sorry to hear this.

Have my own stories.

Prayers offered up.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (WEBkv)

294 Or toss your politicians that impose such crap. Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one (Nick Searcy version).

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (Z4rgH)

I have listened to that at least three times today. I LOVE when he sings, "you may say I'm a Trumper, but I'm not the only one...you'd better believe that shit."

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (6ofTb)

295
Anybody with a brain knows sending her maid into the SCIF to retrieve something was a crime.

Posted by: Fox2!



Breaking quarantine will get one more punishment than Hilldog got. Is this a great country or what? (Yes it is, but I'm getting a little fed up with the clowns running it.)

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (2ygtH)

296 Uncle Meat and Weasels are probably not good introductions to FZ. Lost of weird shit going on. One Size Fits All and Zoot Allures are a better start and where I usually point interested folks.

Inca Roads is a masterpiece and I suppose we will get that somewhere along the way.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (Tnijr)

297 I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow

Yeah, at this point email to private businesses works far better than any attempt to contact...just about anyone else, any other way.

Best wishes on this.

Posted by: JEM at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (8erNz)

298
I just had a thought...

Mayor Hancocksucker has prohibited picnics. Maybe I'll take the family for a picnic at Sloan Lake and force the DPD to arrest me.

Then I sue the living shit out of them, and force them to defend their bullshit in front of a civil jury, against a peaceable, productive, interracial Jewish/black family with a disabled newborn girl.

That'll play real well for the cameras. I could be commenting from the Bahamas this time next year.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (II2Y0)

299 O heck yeah, a good. 22 rifle can be loads of fun, and cheap to feed, too!
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg
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All of the .22 Short you might want is still available at Walmart.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (CDGwz)

300 CBD, which chain?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)

301 254
200 Motels

Posted by: chunga's revenge at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (wuHk



The Motels



https://tinyurl.com/n5qtwqd

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (D2IX6)

302 If I post a list of a few things that are in Nancy's porky bill, will I get banned?

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (cF8AT)

303 I'd inquired about bringing our own disposable bags to the grocery store, and was told they cannot use them in any case...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (7WaWV)

304 276
Sticking your dick in crazy isn't so bad....if you are willing to. pay
the consequences......which are often life threatening......but hey,
roll those bones.....

A young man's sport. Gotta be able to move when those lovely big titted Italian girls go nuts.

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (K22Va)

305 So my stepson let me know that he and his half
sister want to start probate on their mom's estate. That's the house I'm
living in, the one I paid $3800 in back taxes to keep it out of
foreclosure. And he can't understand why I got upset. And the state's
locked down. I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)

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



sorry to hear this.



Have my own stories.



Prayers offered up.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing


Ditto, and I'm still pissed.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (2ygtH)

306 The Opeth I have is Watershed. I really like it.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (x8Wzq)

You poor bastard.

Opeth was at their best when Martin Lopez was the drummer.

I bid you, my son, go forth and stream Still Life, Blackwater Park, Deliverance, Damnation and Ghost Reveries. And then sin no more.

Or sin fuck tons more. You're an adult, you decide.

Unless you're not an adult and are really a busty sixteen year old cheerleader hungry for cock in which case would you like my number?

Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (1Yy3c)

307 Huh. So Biden has the Lung Rot, probably some prototype version given to him for testing back in the '70s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (wUFgi)


I had a dream where I was eating soup. Just soup.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (2N7oZ)

308 296 Uncle Meat and Weasels are probably not good introductions to FZ. Lost of weird shit going on. One Size Fits All and Zoot Allures are a better start and where I usually point interested folks.

Inca Roads is a masterpiece and I suppose we will get that somewhere along the way.
Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (Tnijr)

Hot Rats is a good intro.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (vmRc0)

309 Amazing that a local government thinks that it is appropriate to make these decisions for businesses.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (dLLD6)

---------

There's no business that's too obscure or complex that our Elites can't make decisions for it better that the people who have worked in it all their lives.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (XVuno)

310
Toss a box of Glad waste basket size bags in your cart. Use them at checkout instead of reusable bags.'

Great idea! this the kind of useful stuff I come here for. Besides the snark and FZ of course.

Posted by: freakd

========

If you shop at Costco, do like I do. They always offer boxes, I always take them, and when I shop at other stores I toss them in the cart and use them to pack my groceries.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (G51Gf)

311 The blue blue state of NY

Gosh, you mean pandemics always hit dense cities harder than less dense areas?

Wilson and other Leftists had better be careful what they wish for.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (I2/tG)

312 Yeah, I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one (Nick Searcy version).


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 10:49 PM (Z4rgH)

Just got around to watching that from this morning's gorilla session. It's now my favorite Imagine parody (replacing Remy's "Imagine There's No YouTube").

Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (XKZwp)

313 Good luck with that mess.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (Y4EXg)

Jarndyce & Jarndyce ring a bell?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (BiNEL)

314 Seriously, I was tired of my old nic (Pug Mahon). And "The Eternal Irishman" about Thomas Meagher was one of the most captivating biographies I've ever read. He was a legit bad-ass. Even his death is mysterious. He had enemies.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

315 Not where I was going, but fair enough.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (vmRc0)

You will discover that most people around here are on your side.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (dLLD6)

316 Let's do The Mudshark, baby.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (DMUuz)

317 I only use FB to see which of my classmates have died.
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp


I did that the other night. The number who've died was a shock to my system.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (+lVUW)

318 People act like Zappa and Yoko Ono are the only possibilities. But there's throat singing too.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (H5knJ)

319 What's your fave Zappa album MisHum?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (L2ZTs)

320
Huh. So Biden has the Lung Rot, probably some prototype version given to him for testing back in the '70s.

Posted by: Joe Mannix

=======

Wait, what? Does he have something?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (G51Gf)

321
Any opinions on King Crimson?
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (vmRc0)

I can listen to them. Or not.
I like Adrian Belew's solo work better.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

322 Well, the TeeVeeSnooz has just announced that Galveston will be under a "Stay At Home" order, starting tomorrow. Details on the Snooz, at Ten.

Starts in the morning, eh?

Damn, and I'm not the kind to go streakin' through the neighborhood at midnight.

*pours bourbon*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (QzJWU)

323 A young man's sport. Gotta be able to move when those lovely big titted Italian girls go nuts.
Posted by: dartist

---

And whatever you do, DO NOT say "Calm down."

Ask me how I know.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)

324 Seriously, I was tired of my old nic (Pug Mahon). And "The Eternal Irishman" about Thomas Meagher was one of the most captivating biographies I've ever read. He was a legit bad-ass. Even his death is mysterious. He had enemies.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)
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Still a piker.

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (WEBkv)

325 We poor little people on this blog have to walk a tightrope with the Yoko abyss on one side and the Zappa deep on the other. This is killing my nerves.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (aS1PU)


That tightrope is . . . Status Quo.

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (Y8PSl)

326 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

327 will I get banned?

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (cF8AT)

No...everyone will be too busy puking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (dLLD6)

328 315 You will discover that most people around here are on your side.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (dLLD6)

Honestly, in the deepest part of me, I know.

I just get so paranoid about the most resistant people...

...I know most people haven't forgotten.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (vmRc0)

329 #317 sad but true

Posted by: Satrose at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (nycWw)

330 322 Well, the TeeVeeSnooz has just announced that Galveston will be under a "Stay At Home" order, starting tomorrow. Details on the Snooz, at Ten.

Starts in the morning, eh?

Damn, and I'm not the kind to go streakin' through the neighborhood at midnight.

*pours bourbon*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (QzJWU)


Oh Jim.

That sucks...

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

331
A young man's sport. Gotta be able to move when those lovely big titted Italian girls go nuts.


Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (K22Va0

Oh my goodness yes. Couldn't manage it at my age.But shoot, it was French Canadians in my case for me. Crazy, magnificent women, and they knew it. The memories are worth it.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (JpC1C)

332 Sounds like the Maryland National Guard has been called out to make sure the free school lunches get to the malnourished yet obese kiddies.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (sGobE)

333 Of course not! You say, "Calm your tits."

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (YqED9)

334 Do not take fish tank cleaner if you will be killed by fish tank cleaner.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (Eicbe)

335 321 I can listen to them. Or not.
I like Adrian Belew's solo work better.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (aA3+G)

So, you're good with the 80s Trilogy (Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair)?

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (vmRc0)

336 Posted by: Robert at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (1Yy3c)

The fuck? Eh.

You be you.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (x8Wzq)

337 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

---------

I saw Neil Young at the Verizon Amphitheater last summer. At least, I think it was Neil Young.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

338 You will discover that most people around here are on your side.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (dLLD6)


Funny that, but entirely correct!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (BiNEL)

339 We poor little people on this blog have to walk a tightrope with the Yoko abyss on one side and the Zappa deep on the other. This is killing my nerves.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (aS1PU)

That tightrope is . . . Status Quo.
Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (Y8PSl)


WE'RE DOOMED!

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (aS1PU)

340
King Diamond > King Crimson

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (II2Y0)

341 And whatever you do, DO NOT say "Calm down."

Ask me how I know.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)

LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (6ofTb)

342 I think I'll read some books for a month
Posted by: Kindltot
---------------------

Reminds me, I want to ask OM if the Book Thread had a record number of hits yesterday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (xSo9G)

343 235 >>Well, the state of Texas isn't on lock down. Abbott left it to the local governments to decide. Our local government has decided to lock us down like Dallas already did.... great!//
Posted by: lin-duh

Us too.
Posted by: Aviato

My brother said that his town is sheltering in place, in North Texas. He's got lung cancer, so he needs to, but still.

Same for a friend in Waco. When I asked how many cases had been reported, she just sent a link to the local paper's article on the the shelter in place order.

Posted by: Moki at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (mFoNl)

344 "Hot Rats is a good intro.
Posted by: Allie"

That is true. I love Willie the Pimp, but not really as enthused about Peaches En Regalia as some. The first time thru though blows peoples minds.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (Tnijr)

345 Seriously, I was tired of my old nic (Pug Mahon). And "The Eternal Irishman" about Thomas Meagher was one of the most captivating biographies I've ever read. He was a legit bad-ass. Even his death is mysterious. He had enemies.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at March 23, 2020 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

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

At my forty year reunion, which wasn't that long ago, we tallied up and we're running close to a 20% death rate for our class.

About the only thing we ever exceeded the national average at.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (WEBkv)

346 198 Heh. 'Torpedo Run' is on TCM.

"Running straight, hot, and normal, sir."
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:35 PM (CDGwz)

But does it have the defective depth control? Or the defective magnetic exploder? Or the defective contact exploder?

Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (qyH+l)

347 It took six years to get the damn executor to close my mom's estate and I was the sole heir. We'd thought we'd sell the place then settle the estate. They want to take out a loan to buy me out, then turn it into a rental. I don't intend to sell out cheap. But I do really need to put together the money for a mini motorhome. If I had that, I could weather this better.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (Lqy/e)

348 Say what you guys want, I'm not going to complain about our musical ont entertainment.

Please, no yoko.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (7bcfy)

349 I see we're still doing Zappa.

It could get worse.

There are hours of Zappa music on YouTube from his three "Beat the Boots" collections - Zappa got pissed that there were so many Zappa bootlegs floating around, so he stole them back, packaged them, and sold them. Zappa's reasoning was that if you must buy bootlegs, you could pay him for the bootlegs, rather than the bootleggers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

350 i'm just glad mishum isn't a big flock of seagulls or boy george fan. or, god forbid, the beatles. i would be forced to take a road trip.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (KP5rU)

351 >>Aviator,
Do you think this whole hysteria is a huge over reaction???
Posted by: lin-duh

Probably. Or there is information / data that is being withheld from us. Initial modeling likely faulty. Where I work we have prepared as though the doom sayers are correct, but hopefully they are wrong. We will know shortly.

Posted by: Aviator at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (2cuLk)

352 Sounds like the Maryland National Guard has been called out to make sure the free school lunches get to the malnourished yet obese kiddies.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (sGobE)


Hope they use the calorie counter app on their smartphones!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (BiNEL)

353 And whatever you do, DO NOT say "Calm down."


Ask me how I know.Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 10:54 PM (Y4EXg)

I did that, exactly once. LOL.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (JpC1C)

354 King Diamond > King Crimson
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (II2Y0)

\m/

Posted by: Robert is heartened by Metal at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (1Yy3c)

355
San Diego beaches are closed.

I don't know how you do that. They're just sitting there and you can walk or drive right up -- there's no paid parking or gates at most of them. Are the cops going to do flyovers or what?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (G51Gf)

356 Weasels Ripped My Flesh

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (K22Va)

357 People say I am obsessive, but if I didn't read every single post, I'd miss stuff like this...
Posted by: Congressional Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:45 PM (BiNEL)
* * * *

Glad I'm not the only obsessive one!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (WFcrO)

358 Any opinions on King Crimson?
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:50 PM (vmRc0)
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Red is one of my favorite albums of a my kind.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (Eicbe)

359 >>>?"Illegitimati Non Carborundum".



Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 10:14 PM


Ha. Made a sticker that said that for the front of my locker at work. Only a few people asked what it meant. Most of my coworkers knew better.

Posted by: cfo mom at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (RfzVr)

360 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)
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"Needle and the Damage Done."

Great song.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (WEBkv)

361 I can't find a decent YouTube link, so I'll just share that I like King Crimson's "Sleepless" a lot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)

362 Watershed was at the tail end of the 6 albums I listen to all the time. The last 4 are more proggy / experimental, the first few are more brutal. Utterly hypnotic and epic. Amazing level of skill and melody. Yes was my favorite band in HS, Opeth is my fave of all time now.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (XUu4G)

363 308 296 Uncle Meat and Weasels are probably not good introductions to FZ. Lost of weird shit going on. One Size Fits All and Zoot Allures are a better start and where I usually point interested folks.

Inca Roads is a masterpiece and I suppose we will get that somewhere along the way.
Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 10:51 PM (Tnijr)

Hot Rats is a good intro.
Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 10:52 PM (vmRc0)


All good selections.

For just pure unadulterated loud fun is BONGO FURRY
But, I'm a Beefheart fan as well.

My fav? Well, we will have to find out won't we.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (aA3+G)

364 But does it have the defective depth control? Or the defective magnetic exploder? Or the defective contact exploder?

Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (qyH+l)


Designed and approved for combat by TOP.MEN!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (BiNEL)

365 >>> Wait, what? Does he have something?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at


No. Think it was just joke about his memory, or lack there of.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (+FPkr)

366 >>Same for a friend in Waco. When I asked how many cases had been reported, she just sent a link to the local paper's article on the the shelter in place order.
Posted by: Moki

20 cases in the county. None hospitalized the last I knew for sure.

Posted by: Aviator at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (2cuLk)

367 At this point the whole state of Texas might as well be on lock down....seems every town over 1,000 people is on some type of lock down. Not sure how it different then what we've been doing for a week already...

Posted by: lin-duh at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (UUBmN)

368 349 I see we're still doing Zappa.

It could get worse.

There are hours of Zappa music on YouTube from his three "Beat the Boots" collections - Zappa got pissed that there were so many Zappa bootlegs floating around, so he stole them back, packaged them, and sold them. Zappa's reasoning was that if you must buy bootlegs, you could pay him for the bootlegs, rather than the bootleggers.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

My father raised me on Frank Zappa and King Crimson.

As much as he and I are incompatible in every other way, that musical inspiration stuck with me.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (vmRc0)

369 Wait. That might have been Jackson Browne.

Carry on.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (XVuno)

370 Please, no yoko.

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (7bcfy)

Her voice is an effective anti-viral.

And...are my favorite places in your neck of the woods going to survive? The Inn was expanding. I hope they can weather the financial hit.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (dLLD6)

371 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve

I copied this and pasted it to make fun of you for liking Neil Diamond.
Only now have I realized it's Neil Young.
I'll make fun of you tomorrow.

Posted by: MarkY at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (kcZr2)

372 {{{ Legally Sufficient}}} How the heck are you? I have been busy and missing the horde.

Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (XG6D3)

373 King Crimson is exactly like Zappa for me; I don't get it. It's not a dislike; it's discombobulation.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (H5knJ)

374 Oh I just saw our lockdown doesn't start until Wednesday. So I guess that means I'm going to work tomorrow.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (6ofTb)

375 Thank goodness she ridiculed Zappa and not the Velvet Underground

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (ePWRo)

376 MarkY, I like Neil Diamond too. :-)

But I have *one* Neil Diamond album (greatest hits), while I have 11 Neil Young albums. So I'll leave it to you to figure which artist I enjoy most.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

377 337 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

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I saw Neil Young at the Verizon Amphitheater last summer. At least, I think it was Neil Young.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 10:56 PM (XVuno)

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Yes, yes, but who opened for him?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (CAJOC)

378 San Diego beaches are closed.

I don't know how you do that. They're just sitting there and you can walk or drive right up -- there's no paid parking or gates at most of them. Are the cops going to do flyovers or what?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 23, 2020 10:58 PM (G51Gf)


I would be shocked, shocked to find out that the surfers will still be crowding the best breaks.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (aS1PU)

379
Our vet is expanding her clinic. I looked out over the expanse of new construction and wept at the thought of how much of it we have financed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (7rVsF)

380 Y'all need to chill. A tightrope between Yoko and the sainted FZ? You have no idea of the dark forces that MisHum can unleash. None. Zip. Bupkis.

From the depths of the Canadian wastelands, he can summon forth ... Nickelback!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (DMUuz)

381 But there's throat singing too.

The wide world of Soviet pop music awaits!

https://tinyurl.com/y9lwdgz2

Posted by: The USSR! at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (I2/tG)

382 I can't find a decent YouTube link, so I'll just share that I like King Crimson's "Sleepless" a lot.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)
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The Fripp must be paid.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (Eicbe)

383 Prayers, notsothoreau

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (G546f)

384 But I have *one* Neil Diamond album (greatest hits), while I have 11 Neil Young albums. So I'll leave it to you to figure which artist I enjoy most.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)
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"Hot August Night" is outstanding.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (WEBkv)

385
Next up on the Overnight Open Thread Musical Extravaganza!-
The Archies! (But only their biggest hits)

Posted by: MarkY at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (kcZr2)

386 Neil Young, Mr. Soul:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1koATowat8

This was Buffalo Springfield's follow-up single in 1967 after For What It's Worth.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (L2ZTs)

387 I like some Neil Young songs, but it's akin to liking Rob Riener(sp?) movies. I just feel dirty.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (2ygtH)

388 Hi Jordan61!

I'm confident that President Trump will have the USA back up and running, in plenty of time for you and nurse for that cross-country MoMe trip that you have planned.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (sy5kK)

389 350 i'm just glad mishum isn't a big flock of seagulls or boy george fan. or, god forbid, the beatles. i would be forced to take a road trip.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (KP5rU)


Well Zappa's Tinseltown Rebellion does touch upon Boi George
LoL

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

390 What is it with Velvet Underground? Some of their stuff is ....amazing. But a lot of their stuff is just hippy dippy shit.

why are they such cult heroes?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (JpC1C)

391 I have 3 King Crimson albums, Court is the best by far, Greg Lake is gold, and you can't beat the protometal sound of 20thC Schizoid Man. The other 2 albums have cool names (Larks Tongues, Poseidon) but are beleagured with acid wankery. Other reccos?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (XUu4G)

392 Axe, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

393 "Hot August Night" is outstanding.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (WEBkv)

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Sweeeeeet Caroline

BAH BAH BAHHHHH!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (XVuno)

394 Well, later, all.

Going to read a book.

It's been brief but jolly.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (WEBkv)

395 That is exactly 100% incorrect.

Some of the strongest, most impressive people I know have admitted to themselves that they need help. And in my small experience it's the weak people who won't admit they need help.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

We may disagree on syrup usage, but CBD is dead on 100% correct here.

I spent about eight months in group with some of the 3rd Cav troopers after the Bush 1 premature pull out. Those are some of the bravest dudes I shall ever have the privilege of knowing.

Posted by: BifBewalski at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (VcFUs)

396 The wide world of Soviet pop music awaits!

Posted by: The USSR!

Don't forget the La La La guy:

https://youtu.be/RUaYbfKZIiA

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (Y4EXg)

397 Driver's Seat



https://tinyurl.com/t98fqrc

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (D2IX6)

398 blake, I've heard that. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (L2ZTs)

399 382 I can't find a decent YouTube link, so I'll just share that I like King Crimson's "Sleepless" a lot.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (L2ZTs)
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The Fripp must be paid.
Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 11:02 PM (Eicbe)

Sleepless was designed to be their most radio-friendly song.

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (vmRc0)

400 I couldn't pick a favorite FZ album but I really like Thingfish for it's all out don't give a shit skewering.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (Tnijr)

401 San Diego beaches are closed.

I don't know how you do that. They're just sitting there and you can walk or drive right up -- there's no paid parking or gates at most of them. Are the cops going to do flyovers or what?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March




sharks

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (HALdu)

402 My husband has a t-shurt that says (hopefully I don't screw up the formatting on this):

6+4+3=2

Only one person we've run into has gotten it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (6ofTb)

403 380 Y'all need to chill. A tightrope between Yoko and the sainted FZ? You have no idea of the dark forces that MisHum can unleash. None. Zip. Bupkis.

From the depths of the Canadian wastelands, he can summon forth ... Nickelback!
Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (DMUuz)


Really? You think I'm that f*cking mean?

Time for some self introspection I guess.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (aA3+G)

404 Can someone tell me why anyone who isn't named Kristol goes to Drudge anymore? I mean, the site's been gone like three years and clearly ain't coming back. What am I missing?

I keep seeing "you gotta see Drudge", "Drudge isn't covering this", "Drudge trying to help the Democrats". Uh... hello????

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (Ea8oc)

405 BAH BAH BAHHHHH!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (XVuno)
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One of the few performers that could perform live and sound good.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (WEBkv)

406 Heart of Gold just came up on Pandora. Eerie.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (XVuno)

407 I'm rooting for you, too, notsothoreau. I had icky stepkiids. They can be a nightmare.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (2+j2N)

408 god forbid, the beatles. i would be forced to take a road trip.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (KP5rU)


The earlier stuff was much better than the later shit. As it is with most bands. At first, they put out music people like. Then, once they have money, they put out stuff they like. Which usually sucks.

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (Y8PSl)

409 Damn, I loved the sixties.

Posted by: oneredquilt at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (YFDTN)

410 I guess now would be a good time to purchase a txmome ticket to Dallas.

Although, I just spent $400 on the freaking Tahoe today. Oil pressure sensor. Under the manifold.

Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (XG6D3)

411
Only one person we've run into has gotten it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (6ofTb)
He's a baseball fan.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (Ea8oc)

412 Biden has Mad Cow disease.

But without Denny Crane's engaging persona, humor, charm or wit.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (QzJWU)

413 The State of New Jersey is somehow going to find out if a homeowner is at their shore house - and if it is NOT considered their "primary residence" they're supposedly going to be kicked out?!?!

Not sure how this shit is gonna work.

So, you've paid for the house, and you pay A LOT of property taxes to NJ. but oh no! you have a primary residence in another state. But you think "I'll just do my lockdown by the beach with the nice salt air"

NOPE! somehow NJ is gonna give you the boot?!??!

lol that is never ever going to happen. but it was cute how they talked about it.

also in case I haven't said it today, our governor (Wolf) is an UTTER MORON. he iz dum

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (j9HX3)

414 It took more than a dozen years to get one that isn't cringeworthy!

You won't believe what I had to do to get it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:37 PM (dLLD6)

hah
For a while I was stuck with a hash that at quick glance looked like BJs4u
that was embarrassing

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (G546f)

415 I want someone to edit King Crimson's "Waiting Man" with the video of "An Occurance At Owl Creek Bridge".

Posted by: Allie at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (vmRc0)

416 6+4+3=2

Only one person we've run into has gotten it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04

I don't get it?

Posted by: CaliGirl at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (7bcfy)

417 Here's an interesting story about Covid19 and Chinese cell phones.
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Between December 2019 and March 2020 there are 21,000,000 fewer active cellphone accounts in China.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/362348/

That doesn't mean there are 21,000,000 dead chinese... but you gotta wonder what's going on.

Posted by: ArthurK at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (wTfoB)

418 >>> Only one person we've run into has gotten it.
Posted by: Jordan61

Shortstop to second to first = 2 outs.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (+FPkr)

419 "'Thank goodness she ridiculed Zappa and not the Velvet Underground"


Oh they are really not as shitty band as the Mothers.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (Tnijr)

420 Nickleback isn't so bad. I mean, I'd rather take a bolt cutter to my erect penis, but it's better than, say, the heat death of the universe.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (JpC1C)

421 Allie, it worked. IMHO Sleepless should have been a much bigger hit.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

422 Although, I just spent $400 on the freaking Tahoe today. Oil pressure sensor. Under the manifold.
Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:05 PM (XG6D3)

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Pfft. $400 is a oil change.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (XVuno)

423 Our vet is expanding her clinic. I looked out over the expanse of new construction and wept at the thought of how much of it we have financed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (7rVsF)


My vet just expanded into a beautiful new building and hired more staff. In times like these, pets are even more important!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:07 PM (BiNEL)

424 I'm a little pimp with my hair greased back
a pair of khaki pants and my shoes shined black

Posted by: Corn Fed at March 23, 2020 11:07 PM (EA1BR)

425 I know Slow Joe said he was going to pick a black woman for VP, but I really think the smarter Dems must be plotting to get Cuomo on the ticket. His press conferences have been good, I'll give him that. People might forget that in all other aspects he's as much of a woke leftist as any other Dem, who told "deplorables" they're not welcome in his state.

I'll bet the Dems are thinking, oh sure, the blacks might be mad at us if we don't pick an AA woman, but, who cares? They'll still vote for us no matter what - they always do.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 11:07 PM (d6Ksn)

426 Hey morons, I just wanted to say I love you all, and I hope you're safe and cozy.

Posted by: Sobek at March 23, 2020 11:07 PM (pmIvR)

427 6+4+3=2

Only one person we've run into has gotten it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (6ofTb)

It has something to do with baseball, I think?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:07 PM (TdMsT)

428 my wife likes neil young. i usually go outside and listen to the coyote's fuck, than that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

429 >>At this point the whole state of Texas might as well be on lock down....seems every town over 1,000 people is on some type of lock down. Not sure how it different then what we've been doing for a week already...
Posted by: lin-duh

Mayor here threatened charging people violating the SIP order with a misdemeanor charge.

I'm one of those essential workers though.

Posted by: Aviator at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (2cuLk)

430 Only one person we've run into has gotten it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (6ofTb)
He's a baseball fan.
Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (Ea8oc)


*slaps forehead*
Of course.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (aS1PU)

431 Thanks for the prayers all. I normally rant about this with my cousin. Wasn't expecting to get blindsided with it tonight.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (Lqy/e)

432 Blast from the past:
Lee Michaels, "Do You Know What I Mean."

"...woo!..."

https://tinyurl.com/y84sfwph



Posted by: Gref at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (AMIL/)

433 There's no virus.

It's *really* a shoggoth infestation and the MCB is trying to keep the truth from getting out!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (0ReGO)

434 Gref, great song.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (L2ZTs)

435 For a while I was stuck with a hash that at quick glance looked like BJs4u
that was embarrassing
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (G546f)


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Heh. How you doin'?

Posted by: Bob Filner, Graduate, Encounter Groups of Cleveland at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (XVuno)

436 See, I knew the Horde would get it. I told Mr. Jordan61 you're a bunch of smartys.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (6ofTb)

437 No...everyone will be too busy puking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (dLLD6)

Ok, here goes. I hope this doesn't create one of those long ass posts...I used Notepad.

I give you, your tax dollars hard at work...

$33,200,000 for new facilities for NOAA
$100,000,000 for NASA
$100,000,000 for Construction and Environmental Compliance
$278,000,000 for the IRS
$35,000,000 for the JFK performing arts center.
$90,000,000 for an HIV program
$36,000,000 National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences
$7,000,000 for one specific DC charter school, Gallaudet University
$23,000,000 Howard University
$300,000,000 for the Corporation for public broadcasting
$500,000,000 for the Institute of Museum and Library Services
$1,000,000 for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate
$300,000,000 for Migration and Refugee Assistance
$300,000,000 worth of food to "distribute"

And these are some other things in it I posted earlier today:
https://tinyurl.com/v7tj53w

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (cF8AT)

438 1 hour till lockdown here in Ohio

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (dKiJG)

439 428 my wife likes neil young. i usually go outside and listen to the coyote's fuck, than that shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (KP5rU)


Come on up, they are howling at the moment.
No Young on at the moment but some Zevon.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (aA3+G)

440 I saw Zappa play on the basketball court at Stanford in 1977 or 78.
The floor was bouncing up and down so bad they had to stop playing and tell everyone to chill out or they couldn't restart. We did. They did. hell of a night.

Posted by: Birkenstock Cowboy at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (WG2XP)

441 There's a little throat singing on "Thing fish". The Crabgrass Baby.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (Tnijr)

442 433
There's no virus.



It's *really* a shoggoth infestation and the MCB is trying to keep the truth from getting out!

teeny tiny little faceless shoggoths! So many, so cute!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (JpC1C)

443 409
Damn, I loved the sixties.

Never see it again.

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (K22Va)

444 428 my wife likes neil young. i usually go outside and listen to the coyote's fuck, than that shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

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Southern man don't need him around anyhow.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (XVuno)

445 436 See, I knew the Horde would get it. I told Mr. Jordan61 you're a bunch of smartys.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (6ofTb)


I've heard of it, I just couldn't remember the significance!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

446 Here is how it works - Many stocks are worth much less than they were 3 months ago. Many companies have manifold problems - cash flow, customer access, supply chain, viable business models, an economy where no one is working,.....


But, the government does not like that reality, so their solution is to print so much money that the dollar is devalued by 1/2, and that will double the stock prices back to what they were. It will also double the cost of housing. Wages will go up a little, consumer products will stay where they were due to productivity gains and the only people who will lose out are the young without houses, and the old with savings. Oh yeah, we will spend another decade as the economy adjusts to a reality denied.

Good night.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (LWu6U)

447 Our vet is expanding her clinic. I looked out over the expanse of new construction and wept at the thought of how much of it we have financed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 23, 2020 11:01 PM (7rVsF)

my coworker has a bunch of doggehs and says something similar - she's always gone to a certain vet, whose now moved into a swanky new office + boarding kennel, and she's like "I wonder how much they've been overcharging me..."

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (G546f)

448 439: love zevon. splendid isolation.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (KP5rU)

449 438 1 hour till lockdown here in Ohio
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (dKiJG)


I'm playing tennis outside tomorrow. Lol. Sue me!

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

450 Posted by: ArthurK at March 23, 2020 11:06 PM (wTfoB)

Guy on TuCa tonight said there are reports that Wuhan flu sufferers are being hauled straight to the incinerators.

I don't believe that shit about no new cases in China for a second. If I were in China and had symptoms, I wouldn't go to a hospital for a test, even if I were coughing up a lung. I'd prefer to die quietly at home rather than risk being murdered by a government trying to make their stats look good.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (d6Ksn)

451 "And these are some other things in it I posted earlier today:
https://tinyurl.com/v7tj53w
Posted by: Tami "

CBD was right. I do feel ill and it ain't the WuFlu.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (Tnijr)

452 Also like the Discipline era.

Funny thing is is that Fripp didn't want to reuse the King Crimson name. And he was recruiting under the name Discipline. But record execs got ahead of him. And explained that KC marketed better.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 11:12 PM (Eicbe)

453
1 hour till lockdown here in Ohio

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (dKiJG)


Festival! Festival!

Posted by: Rioter at March 23, 2020 11:12 PM (2N7oZ)

454 Carry on.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (XVuno)

---------

That wss Kansas.... my wayward son.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 23, 2020 11:12 PM (nw6Hr)

455 Any of you ever tried the thing where if you have a ton of songs on "random", it reads your mind...? Next time you've got a mix on - and it's playing random songs - get in tune with an emotion, a problem in your life, or a person who you have strong feelings about at the end of a song and stay with it until the next one begins. Then see the relevance of the song that comes on to what you were thinking about. It reads your mind.

I didn't make this phenomenon up by the way. It goes at least back to the iPod days. I think it was called "my iPod reads my mind".

And no, you can't just think of a song and make it come on. And no smartass, it doesn't work with lottery numbers. But give it a shot. Get a subject in your mind, concentrate, and witness the result. Skeptics will tell you you're just retrofitting what you hear to what you were thinking about, the way people who read basic "astrology" can see how it refers to them. Nah bro. It gets creepy.

Bottom line is there's a lot more to this world than we understand. I'm comfortable with that.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (Ea8oc)

456 6+4+3=2
Only one person we've run into has gotten it.
Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM


Bazebowl beeen berra berra good ... to me!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (DMUuz)

457 I don't believe that shit about no new cases in China for a second.

If you stop testing, you stop having new cases.

Posted by: China! at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (I2/tG)

458 191 So my stepson let me know that he and his half sister want to start probate on their mom's estate. That's the house I'm living in, the one I paid $3800 in back taxes to keep it out of foreclosure. And he can't understand why I got upset. And the state's locked down. I'm going to email my attorney tomorrow.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


I hope this turns out okay for you. Hope there's a will and you are protected.

Posted by: nerdygirl at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

459 446
Here is how it works - Many stocks are worth much less than they were 3
months ago. Many companies have manifold problems - cash flow, customer
access, supply chain, viable business models, an economy where no one is
working,.....





But, the government does not like that reality, so their solution is
to print so much money that the dollar is devalued by 1/2, and that
will double the stock prices back to what they were. It will also double
the cost of housing. Wages will go up a little, consumer products will
stay where they were due to productivity gains and the only people who
will lose out are the young without houses, and the old with savings. Oh
yeah, we will spend another decade as the economy adjusts to a reality
denied.



Good night.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 23, 2020 11:10 PM (LWu6U)
This is how it works

You're young until you're not

You love until you don't

You try until you can't

You laugh until you cry

You cry until you laugh

And everyone must breathe

Until their dying breath



No, this is how it works

You peer inside yourself

You take the things you like

And try to love the things you took

And then you take that love you made

And stick it into some

Someone else's heart

Pumping someone else's blood

And walking arm in arm

You hope it don't get harmed

But even if it does

You'll just do it all again

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:14 PM (JpC1C)

460 448 439: love zevon. splendid isolation.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:11 PM (KP5rU)

One of my favorites.

Currently it's Mr. Bad Example

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:14 PM (aA3+G)

461 Any of you ever tried the thing where if you have a
ton of songs on "random", it reads your mind...?


Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (Ea8oc)
Shaun of the Dead had a lot of fun with that. Timely movie, too, if you haven't seen it.

Posted by: Corn Fed at March 23, 2020 11:15 PM (EA1BR)

462 "It's *really* a shoggoth infestation"

I see your shoggoth and raise you an Azathoth!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (XUu4G)

463 Within the 24 since a case of COVID-19 in my small Iowa town was announced:

-My FIL got ahold of my husband to warn him that they were going from Response Level 0 to Response Level 1 at the paint factory

-My husband told me that the son of the guy who has it is a chemist at the paint plant and is now in self-quarantine

-My FIL's father called me to tell me that the grandson of the guy who has it had a piano lesson at their house a day after he saw his grandfather and therefore our daughter might have been exposed, since she had a piano lesson a few days after that

It's creepy sometimes how the people of small towns keep tabs on each other. Also, in the Six Degrees of COVID-19 Separation, I think I'm currently at a 4. Or a 5, depending if you count that Pookette never saw the grandson and therefore the house itself is a degree of separation.

*starts sketching out clusters*

Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (XKZwp)

464 mishum, that jill karofsky has to be a commie skank, right? nobody that ugly and stupid is normal.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (KP5rU)

465 I'd like to see a "Forgotten '80s Mystery Click" featuring The Rainmakers.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (dmYb7)

466 Philly is setting up some hotels as quarantine areas. This is actually good - I think the goal should be to focus on the at-risk and the infected.

And unfortunately "self-quarantine" is gonna have to go by the wayside. So you get to hang in a Sheraton.

BUT - if the new meds shorten it significantly, that will make things a lot more pleasant for everyone!

Of course, I am still of the opinion that, this is a virus, it is now part of Life on Earth, it's not going anywhere, so we have to build herd immunity to it. One way or another.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (j9HX3)

467 Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (cF8AT)

I WARNED YOU!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (dLLD6)

468 It's *really* a shoggoth infestation"
---
We got too comfortable with trips to Antarctica.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (Eicbe)

469 460: very good.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

470 What's the over-under on Milwaukee declaring all out nuclear war on itself by the end of the DNC?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (Exv3s)

You really think there is going to be a convention? If not cancelled it will be delayed.

We have a big music festival, Summerfest, here over the week of the 4th of July. It has now been postponed until September, which means a lot less money for the organizers (and the city). Kids will be back in school then.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (d6Ksn)

471 I don't believe that shit about no new cases in China for a second.
-------

If you stop testing, you stop having new cases.

Posted by: China! at March 23, 2020 11:13 PM (I2/tG)


And if you shoot the sick, they die of lead poisoning and not the Wuhan Virus. Commies know more accounting tricks than PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Posted by: RickZ at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (Y8PSl)

472 I don't know the cure for this mystrious "carona virus" of which I hear so much, but I do know the cure for the circumambient panic: medically induced coma.
I'm shopping around for clinics in Costa Rica right now...

Posted by: jbspry at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (wCKFe)

473 364
But does it have the defective depth control? Or the defective magnetic exploder? Or the defective contact exploder?



Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (qyH+l)



Designed and approved for combat by TOP.MEN!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:59 PM (BiNEL)


I am surprisingly reassured, because history shows that screw-ups are the normal course of business for us - and everyone else out there. Despite all of the wailing and moaning and bitching and crying that is the norm for all human activities. And, being human, our enemies labor under the same thing, and being more authoritarian and totalitarian they get it worst.


A sloppy, lazy, bickering, "system" like ours works the best. Reminds me of a meme I once saw:


WWII German Comment: War is chaos and the US Army excels at war because it practices chaos on a daily basis.

Cold War Soviet Comment: It is difficult to plan against US doctrine because they feel they are not obligated to follow their own doctrine.


GWOT US Army: If we don't know what we are doing there is no way the enemy will.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (D2IX6)

474 Shaun of the Dead had a lot of fun with that. Timely movie, too, if you haven't seen it.


Posted by: Corn Fed at March 23, 2020 11:15 PM (EA1BR)

I saw it but I don't remember...?

The Edgar Wright movies all have the same problem to me. They start amazing with a great premise and wind up the back third kinda weak. Baby Driver was like that. Not that I don't like the movies, I do.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (Ea8oc)

475 462
"It's *really* a shoggoth infestation"



I see your shoggoth and raise you an Azathoth!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (XUu4G)

You can raise things all you like, but nyarlahothep has every angle covered.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:18 PM (JpC1C)

476 {{{ Legally Sufficient}}} How the heck are you? I have been busy and missing the horde.
Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:00 PM (XG6D3)
* * * *

Doing just fine! I've seen you pop in from time to time, but I don't get my comment out fast enough for you to see it before you are off and running. Will be home for Easter, but it will be a quick trip.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 11:18 PM (WFcrO)

477 When California slides into the ocean
Like the mystics and statistics say it will
I predict this motel will be standing
Until I pay my bill


Best ever rock lyric. By quite a margin. Zevon was the best.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (ja/kn)

478 I'm confident that President Trump will have the USA back up and running, in plenty of time for you and nurse for that cross-country MoMe trip that you have planned.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:03 PM (sy5kK)

I certainly hope so! I am really looking forward to it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (6ofTb)

479 starts sketching out clusters*
Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (XKZwp)

-----------

Its almost like we're playing "you got cooties... I quit" with all 330 million Americans.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (nw6Hr)

480 I just looked into the charts/models used by Dallas County's Judge Clay Jenkins to justify locking down Dallas.

Turns out the charts are from a group of standard issue Silicon Valley Progs - "Covid Act Now." At one level, fine these particular guys seem reasonably competent and mostly interested in "helping out," but the thing about models like these is they tend to be hypersensitive to certain key parameters for which there's very little data to guide selection/setting.

These guys give the game away with their modeling choice for the R0 (the number of people infected by each other infected person) in the moderate social distancing scenario (i.e., what Dallas was in previously). They pick R0 = 1.7. The "do nothing" R0 = 2.4 in their model. So, just a ~30% reduction for a city with no open restaurants, bars, schools, libraries, playgrounds, and pretty much everyone that could possibly work from home, working from home.

They explain their choice of 1.7 as an extrapolation of 50% from the "worst case scenario" R0 of 3.2. But they seem to use R0 = 2.4 in all other instances as the notional "worst case." Why the change here? Why the thumb on the scale?

Well, I can only presume that a 50% (which is anyways pulled out of their asses) reduction off a R0 of 2.4 (=1.2) while still producing substantial eventual infection rate, doesn't look scary enough to stampede everyone into panicky lockdowns - which they're pretty obviously favorably disposed towards for whatever reason.

If you see your mayor, governor, or county officials, pushing these charts in your locale, ask why you're supposed to take at face value what amounts to propaganda from a policy advocate interest group.

Posted by: Frankovich's Monster at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (dYe5S)

481 470 What's the over-under on Milwaukee declaring all out nuclear war on itself by the end of the DNC?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (Exv3s)

You really think there is going to be a convention? If not cancelled it will be delayed.

We have a big music festival, Summerfest, here over the week of the 4th of July. It has now been postponed until September, which means a lot less money for the organizers (and the city). Kids will be back in school then.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (d6Ksn)


Tom Barrett do that?
Whoever did that sucks dog penis.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (aA3+G)

482 it's not going anywhere, so we have to build herd immunity to it. One way or another.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (j9HX3)


I'm pretty sure my blood can be used as a vaccine for anything. Well, except for STDs.

Posted by: Hunter Biden at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (2N7oZ)

483 Holy shit these people are evil.

https://mobile.twitter.com/HeidiNBC/status/1242238268277755905

The fake news is truly the enemy of the people.

Read the whole thread - - especially the very last Tweet, two hours after the first.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (BJKQV)

484 If I had some play money it would be Xom, F, and ba.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (ePWRo)

485 467 Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:09 PM (cF8AT)

I WARNED YOU!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (dLLD6)

Did ya puke?

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (cF8AT)

486 466 Philly is setting up some hotels as quarantine areas. This is actually good - I think the goal should be to focus on the at-risk and the infected.

==

did they say which ones?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (G546f)

487 >>> *starts sketching out clusters*
Posted by: pookysgirl

Which county are you in? I*m in dubuque.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (+FPkr)

488 did they say which ones?


they showed the Sheraton? so that's definitely one

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (j9HX3)

489 I grew up on English rock, hard rock, and Southern rock, so for the most part this Zappaology course of MisHum's is new to me, and I'm enjoying it.

Tonight's lab shows that even Frank was a slave to the three minute law, way back in the day. Pretty much all songs that had any hope of being played on the radio had to fit in that window.

I'm still trying to fully absorb Frank Zappa, in a suit and clean cut as a guest on the Steve Allen show.


Complex dude.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:21 PM (sy5kK)

490 473
A sloppy, lazy, bickering, "system" like ours works the best. Reminds me of a meme I once saw:


WWII German Comment: War is chaos and the US Army excels at war because it practices chaos on a daily basis.

Cold War Soviet Comment: It is difficult to plan against US doctrine because they feel they are not obligated to follow their own doctrine.


GWOT US Army: If we don't know what we are doing there is no way the enemy will.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:17 PM (D2IX6)


======
"The whole secret lies in confusing the enemy, so that he cannot fathom our real intent."

-- Sun Tzu, The Art of War

Posted by: Gref at March 23, 2020 11:21 PM (AMIL/)

491 Lurker here, mid-to-late period Zappa fan. Since I'm
a little older than 29, I first discovered Zappa on the
_Apostrophe_ album, followed by the Zappa / Beefheart
mixed live and studio disc, _Bongo Fury_, and the
song "Muffin Man".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWQb_T9_nwA

FZ toured and recorded with some great musicians,
some of whom went on to fame and careers of
their own:

http://fzpomd.net/lineups/masterlist.html

Some people mentioned in the past on AoSHQ:

- Adrian Belew, guitar (Talking Heads, King Crimson)
- Terry Bozzio, drums (Missing Persons, though he's
also done good work with guitarist Jeff Beck on
'Guitar Shop' and that tour, and an obscure-but-
still great 90s trio, 'Polytown')
- Ms. Dale Bozzio, vocals (also with Missing Persons)

That's a start... there's more...

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 23, 2020 11:21 PM (ExnWy)

492 I'm not a fan of Reuben & the Jets either, but anyone who doesn't love at least part of Uncle Meat has a hole in his soul.

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 23, 2020 11:22 PM (x7aZO)

493 We have a big music festival, Summerfest, here over the week of the 4th of July. It has now been postponed until September, which means a lot less money for the organizers (and the city). Kids will be back in school then.

I'm not sure if it was part of Summerfest or not, but I'm glad I didn't buy tickets to the Breaking Benjamin show at the AmFam ampitheater there on Aug. 7. I suspect it might not happen.

Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 11:22 PM (Xhndx)

494 still like zevon's stand in the fire live album. never gets old. everybody needs a shooter.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:22 PM (KP5rU)

495 If you see your mayor, governor, or county officials, pushing these charts in your locale, ask why you're supposed to take at face value what amounts to propaganda from a policy advocate interest group.


Thanks Mr Monster.

Yes the math used here is very very fuzzy.

Such a shame.

oh well! eventually people are going to get fed up.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:22 PM (j9HX3)

496 Those crooked vote fraud provisions are part of H.R.1, which would mandate that every election in the country be run from the Swamp instead of the 50 states. These provisions would establish the precedent for the takeover.

It's called HR 1 because stealing elections is their Number One priority.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 23, 2020 11:22 PM (Ndje9)

497 What's the over-under on Milwaukee declaring all out nuclear war on itself by the end of the DNC?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at March 23, 2020 10:30 PM (Exv3s)


No one is trusting Cheeseheads with nukes. That's why they're all in North Dakota.

Posted by: DoD at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (2N7oZ)

498 they showed the Sheraton? so that's definitely one

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE!



If the government is going to use hotels, going forward I want signs out front which proclaim: THIS HOTEL WAS USED TO HOUSE DEATHLY SICK PEOPLE.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (2ygtH)

499 still like zevon's stand in the fire live album. never gets old. everybody needs a shooter.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

I think it's one of the best 'live' albums ever.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (VNfwt)

500 Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient!

Well, If you can manage an hour, let me know. Good to hear from you!

Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (XG6D3)

501 477
When California slides into the ocean

Like the mystics and statistics say it will

I predict this motel will be standing

Until I pay my bill





Best ever rock lyric. By quite a margin. Zevon was the best.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (ja/kn)

Like the high school: "The world will not conveniently end before finals."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (D2IX6)

502 Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:21 PM (sy5kK)

Glad you are getting some exposure to the FZ.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (aA3+G)

503 Zevon's version of Bo Diddley on Stand In the Fire is fantastic. He got it.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at March 23, 2020 11:24 PM (ja/kn)

504 If the government is going to use hotels, going forward I want signs out front which proclaim: THIS HOTEL WAS USED TO HOUSE DEATHLY SICK PEOPLE.


I mean...any hotel is squicky really right?

I try not to think about such things.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 11:24 PM (j9HX3)

505 Which county are you in? I*m in dubuque.


Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (+FPkr)

NW part of the state. I'd rather be here than in a bigger city like Dubuque, especially since that place just seems to be a stopover spot for half the Midwest.

Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 23, 2020 11:24 PM (XKZwp)

506 499 still like zevon's stand in the fire live album. never gets old. everybody needs a shooter.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

I think it's one of the best 'live' albums ever.
Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (VNfwt)

Tight band, Zevon was on fire just coming out of rehab.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:24 PM (aA3+G)

507 FRANK! ITS THE BLIMP! ITS THE MOTHER SHIP!

Posted by: Don van Vliet at March 23, 2020 11:25 PM (v1btb)

508 464 mishum, that jill karofsky has to be a commie skank, right? nobody that ugly and stupid is normal.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (KP5rU)

Every house I've seen with a karofsky sign in front also has a Bernie sign. That tells you all you need to know.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 11:25 PM (d6Ksn)

509 And if you shoot the sick, they die of lead poisoning and not the Wuhan
Virus. Commies know more accounting tricks than PricewaterhouseCoopers.

That's the North Korea model. Shoot em and throw them on the burn pile. What virus?

Posted by: dartist at March 23, 2020 11:25 PM (K22Va)

510 473 -

I went to go to HEB after work today. Went to go in and was accosted by security (backed up by police): "sir, there's a line." Look to my left. Sure enough, there is a bread line dutifully lined up to be let in when the man says so. left basket and walked away.

Americans who don't follow rules . . . that's another country than the one that exists now. It's an Empire of Karens.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 23, 2020 11:25 PM (H5knJ)

511 Really? You think I'm that f*cking mean?
Time for some self introspection I guess.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM


Naw, man, quite the opposite. We wee little scamps (as AtC has characterized us occasionally) can be vexatious, and the fact you haven't yet evidence of your benevolence and munificence.

I was just trying to enlighten some that there are unspeakable Possibilities, and that you really shouldn't be baited.

* shudders *

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 11:26 PM (DMUuz)

512 I told my baby to "calm her tits," but it didn't work.

It never works.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 11:26 PM (II2Y0)

513 Tossed salad and scrambled eggs to you all! I'm calling it a night.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 23, 2020 11:26 PM (dmYb7)

514 >>> NW part of the state. I'd rather be here than in a bigger city like Dubuque, especially since that place just seems to be a stopover spot for half the Midwest.
Posted by: pookysgirl

This is true.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 11:26 PM (+FPkr)

515 So, tax payer dollars used to provide "Meals On Wheels"? Soda and potato chips, "free" home delivery to Metabolic Syndrome enhanced children and their "Parents". What could go wrong?

A month or two of that, and the whole family can be Diabetic.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (bG/5x)

516 'I'm still trying to fully absorb Frank Zappa, in a suit and clean cut as a guest on the Steve Allen show.
Complex dude.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg'


Have you seen the video of FZ on the Mike Douglas Show playing Black Napkins?

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (Tnijr)

517
"I'm still trying to fully absorb Frank Zappa, in a suit and clean cut as a guest on the Steve Allen show."

When I saw Zappa, he and the band were in Tuxes, and they all had Art Deco music stands.
The venue held 3,000.
Weird dude.

Posted by: MarkY at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (kcZr2)

518 Never thought of MisHum as mean, maybe kind of murdery, but not in a mean way.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (HALdu)

519 If you see your mayor, governor, or county officials, pushing these charts in your locale, ask why you're supposed to take at face value what amounts to propaganda from a policy advocate interest group.

Yeah, I tried to figure out who is behind "Covid Act Now", but they aren't very forthcoming on who exactly is involved with this, other than a list of "experts".

Let's just say that I would not be surprised to find out that Soros is funding this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (I2/tG)

520 MisHum: I'll see you in the next life. Wake me up for meals. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:28 PM (L2ZTs)

521 486 466 Philly is setting up some hotels as quarantine areas. This is actually good - I think the goal should be to focus on the at-risk and the infected.

==

did they say which ones?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:20 PM (G546f)


Heh! When the RAF did its first Thousand Bomber Raid, on Cologne in 1942, the crews were worried about bombers colliding over the target (typical raids at that time were a lot less than 1,000 bombers). In response to questions about this at one bomber station, the brass told the crews that the RAF statistical wizards calculated that only two bombers would collide. One smart-aleck then said, "That's fine sir; do they know which two?"

Posted by: Gref at March 23, 2020 11:28 PM (AMIL/)

522 I don't know what to believe about this virus, enforced confinement and the destruction of our economy.

I'm at a loss.

Who and what am I supposed to believe?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

523 I figured out a trick for getting my dog to take her meds without having to fight her.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (HALdu)

524 508: donna, my hunch was right. commie skank. thanks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (KP5rU)

525 LOOK UP IN THE SKY
THERE'S A DIRIGIBLE THERE!

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (x7aZO)

526 Let's just say that I would not be surprised to find out that Soros is funding this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (I2/tG)


He's probably in total Howard Hughes isolation mode right now.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (2N7oZ)

527 Driver's Seat

https://tinyurl.com/t98fqrc
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:04 PM (D2IX6)
---
One of my fave one-hit wonders.

Posted by: Axeman at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (Eicbe)

528 (continued)

FZ also worked with a surprising variety of jazz players
over the years:

- Jean-Luc Ponty, violin
- George Duke, keyboards
- Aldo Romano, drums (Romano isn't well known in
the States, but he's done a number of good European
jazz records, and worked with a wide range of famed
jazz names, such as the late, great trumpeter Chet
Baker)
- the Brecker Brothers (Randy, trumpet; Michael Brecker, tenor sax)
- Chad Wackerman, drums (_Forty Reasons_ CD as a
leader; longtime sideman with the late, great Allan
Holdsworth on guitar).

But I suspect MisHum also knows that FZ also worked
and recorded with Yoko Ono (sigh) on a "Plastic Ono
Band" disc with John Lennon -- apologies, Horde...

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (ExnWy)

529 not so: hypnotism? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (L2ZTs)

530 I figured out a trick for getting my dog to take her meds without having to fight her.

Posted by: not so




Show em how yummy they are? Oh, wait, that's kids.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:30 PM (2ygtH)

531 I figured out a trick for getting my dog to take her meds without having to fight her.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (HALdu)


Peanut butter?

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at March 23, 2020 11:31 PM (2N7oZ)

532 "Phrasing" in 3, 2....

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:31 PM (2ygtH)

533 Also Jack Bruce gdgm+

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:31 PM (Tnijr)

534 I figured out a trick for getting my dog to take her meds without having to fight her.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (HALdu)

put them in food? It has been done before.

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:32 PM (n13/j)

535 Clapton was one of the voices in the piano too.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:32 PM (Tnijr)

536 Who and what am I supposed to believe?
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Has Trump ever lied to us?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:32 PM (G546f)

537 Walk right in
sit right down
daddy let your mind roll on

Walk right in
sit right down
daddy let your mind roll on

everybody's talkin' 'bout a new way of walkin'
do you wanna lose your mind

walk right in
sit right down
daddy let your mind roll on

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (L2ZTs)

538 I see your shoggoth and raise you an Azathoth!
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at March 23, 2020 11:16 PM (XUu4G)
You can raise things all you like, but nyarlahothep has every angle covered.


What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: shub niggurath at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (v1btb)

539 512
I told my baby to "calm her tits," but it didn't work.



It never works.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 11:26 PM (II2Y0)


You should have offered to calm her tits, or perhaps excite them in a different way. "We're on lock down - just you and me - so *raaawwwrrr*"


And if that doesn't work, then "We're going on lockdown - what do you need me to get for you - write it down and I'll head out and get it." Then get that stuff, pay a hobo to punch you in the face, so that when you return you can say "Babe, it was heck out there, but I got the incense you need for your yoga therapy session; don't worry - that hobo won't be wailing in the jungle any time soon - strange that hoboes want ginger-vanilla-lemon incense oils, but that's the decadant society we have."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (D2IX6)

540 Read the whole thread - - especially the very last Tweet, two hours after the first.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (BJKQV)

It's funny, I was waiting for them to blame that on him. They are more predictable than a sunrise.

Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (Ea8oc)

541 Has Trump ever lied to us?

Posted by: vmom 2020



Just my opinion, but I think he's getting a metric shit ton of bad advice on this one.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:34 PM (2ygtH)

542 I've been stress eating
Sucks

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:35 PM (G546f)

543
536 Who and what am I supposed to believe?
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

Has Trump ever lied to us?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:32 PM (G546f)


It doesn't do me any good to think he has.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:35 PM (TdMsT)

544 Probably better it was used to house very sick people than people doin' meth and rammin' bung.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 23, 2020 11:35 PM (ykYG2)

545 542 I've been stress eating
Sucks
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:35 PM (G546f)


I've lost my appetite. Nothing sounds good.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

546 Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient!

Well, If you can manage an hour, let me know. Good to hear from you!
Posted by: Infidel at March 23, 2020 11:23 PM (XG6D3)
* * * *

Most definitely will do! Thanks.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Flour Sufficient! at March 23, 2020 11:36 PM (WFcrO)

547 Well Armed Women ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yx7doo2n

https://tinyurl.com/uc6v9y5

https://tinyurl.com/w3cqgar

https://tinyurl.com/qq578yl

https://tinyurl.com/v2dlzsd

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2020 11:36 PM (qAR6u)

548 FB still features some great memes.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:25 PM (L2ZTs)

And it is owned and operated by filthy Commies and insane Leftards, and every time you go there, you put coins in their pocket.
Way to go!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:37 PM (miJU3)

549 Come little one
With yer little dimpled fingers
Gimme one
And I'll buy you a cherry phosphate

Take you down t' the foamin' brine and water
And show you the wooden tits
On the Goddess with the pole out s'full sail
That tempted away yer peg legged father

Captain Beefheart - "Orange Claw Hammer"

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 23, 2020 11:37 PM (x7aZO)

550 Oh no Ladyl losing your your appetite is a symptom !
KIDDING

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (G546f)

551 Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (D2IX6)

-----

LOL, but I meant an actual baby.

She is fucking pissed off. She gets like this now and then. I thought I would try the Horde approach, but no luck.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (II2Y0)

552 put them in food? It has been done before.
Posted by: Quint at March



heh, sure but our dogs eat around them or spit them out and give you the why the fuck are you trying to roofie me stare

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (HALdu)

553 More Well Armed Women ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/r9dudyy

https://tinyurl.com/s2pvnls

https://tinyurl.com/vmmweqb

https://tinyurl.com/tr5tbwp

https://tinyurl.com/u6nmomv

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (qAR6u)

554 And they call that tobacco juice

Posted by: man with the woman head at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (v1btb)

555 >>I told my baby to "calm her tits," but it didn't work.


You HAVE to add, '...or, I'll come down/up there and calm them for you!'.

Posted by: garrett at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (1oKOS)

556 Greetings Horde. CC and Pacifico. And no lockdown... yet

Posted by: zeera at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (zUdXR)

557 AOP, are you gonna yell at everyone else here who still uses FB from time to time or just me?

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

558
I've lost my appetite. Nothing sounds good.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:36 PM (TdMsT)
Lamb shank, rubbed with olive oil and garlic, Roasted on a bed of quartered apples and rosemary. A bit of pepper. Serve with crusty Italian white bread.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (JpC1C)

559 550 Oh no Ladyl losing your your appetite is a symptom !
KIDDING
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (G546f)

Yeah.

Having a head cold hasn't helped.

But I hope I'm not getting depressed. That is a luxury I can't afford.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

560
I always hear women talk about stress eating. Ladies, I have a cure that'll work every time.

It's a magical invention called "Bourbon."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (II2Y0)

561 Little hoods, little goods
Little do-dads from the woods

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (x7aZO)

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (II2Y0)

563 crap. G'night!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (JpC1C)

564 Mis Hum, being a Zappa fan, did you listen to The Fugs also?

Posted by: oneredquilt at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (YFDTN)

565 AAS will now be shut in the barrel.

Posted by: freakd at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (Tnijr)

566 welp, he's shut in allright.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 23, 2020 11:41 PM (ykYG2)

567 540 Read the whole thread - - especially the very last Tweet, two hours after the first.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 23, 2020 11:19 PM (BJKQV)

It's funny, I was waiting for them to blame that on him. They are more predictable than a sunrise.
Posted by: ... at March 23, 2020 11:33 PM (Ea8oc)

Fish tank cleaner. These stupid people drank fish tank cleaner. And this "reporter" is quoting the hysterical wife like she's some kind of authority on chloroquine. And people are believing it.

Posted by: 29Victor at March 23, 2020 11:41 PM (BJKQV)

568 I said, hey there fella with the hair colored yella.

Posted by: Lynyrd Skynyrd at March 23, 2020 11:41 PM (XVuno)

569 Italicized barrel?

Posted by: man with the woman head, slanted at March 23, 2020 11:41 PM (v1btb)

570 heh, sure but our dogs eat around them or spit them out and give you the why the fuck are you trying to roofie me stare

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (HALdu)

lol, that is what you get for getting smart dogs. I am not a dog expert but from my experience, the small ones are often the most intelligent and least friendly. Give me a Golden Retriever.

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:42 PM (n13/j)

571
Lamb shank, rubbed with olive oil and garlic, Roasted on a bed of quartered apples and rosemary. A bit of pepper. Serve with crusty Italian white bread.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (JpC1C)


I don't eat lamb or rosemary,

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:42 PM (TdMsT)

572 Santana with Chad Kroeger of, um, Nickleback :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fQ9nQNx0KEs

Decent tune.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 23, 2020 11:42 PM (Z4rgH)

573
I said, hey there fella with the hair colored yella.

Posted by: Lynyrd Skynyrd at March 23, 2020 11:41 PM (XVuno)


Look, fat.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (2N7oZ)

574 As everyone knows, Newyorkistan has recently banned the use of disposable polythene shopping bags...

This evening, I emailed my local grocery store,(corporated HQ!) imploring them to bring the disposable bags back...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at March 23, 2020 10:26 PM (7WaWV)


Go to Home Depot ...
Buy some heavy duty tarp ...
Cut into large squares ...
Wrap purchases into hobo bundles ...

Optional: slide over stick carried jauntily over 1 shoulder ...

Posted by: Adriane the Philosophy Critic ... at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (LPnfS)

575 freakd @ 533 -

"In a 1977 interview with Guitar Player Magazine,
Zappa commented on his experience with Jack
Bruce's bass playing during the "Apostrophe'" jam
session:

Q: What about playing with (bass guitarist) Jack
Bruce on Apostrophe?

Zappa: Well, that was just a jam thing that happened
because he was a friend of (drummer) Jim Gordon. I
found it very difficult to play with him; he's too busy.
He doesn't really want to play the bass in terms of
root functions; I think he has other things on his
mind. But that's the way jam sessions go."

https://genius.com/Frank-zappa-apostrophe-lyrics

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (ExnWy)

576 Ffs Trump never told anyone to take any meds
Effing media

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (G546f)

577 The fastest, lowest cost, most dependable way to end the economic crisis caused by the Covad virus, is for Seal Team 6 to snatch George Soros and drop him off in Malaysia.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (sy5kK)

578 I realize many like it, particularly old people. But I never got the allure of FB. It seemed to me like going back to the closed community of AOL. And I never take pictures of my food.

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:44 PM (n13/j)

579 "even Frank was a slave to the three minute law, way back in the day."
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:21 PM (sy5kK)

Gary Morris recorded what he thought was a great song in '83 but no one would play it, it ran about 4:20. He finally talked a DJ friend into sneaking it in at 3AM on a Wednesday morning. After the play, requests flooded in leading to more air play and it ended up being a hit. I have his sheet music here. It has two titles, Wind Beneath My Wings, and Hero.

It is the most recorded song ever, over 300 artists.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 23, 2020 11:44 PM (Bwqq4)

580 The fastest, lowest cost, most dependable way to
end the economic crisis caused by the Covad virus, is for Seal Team 6
to snatch George Soros and drop him off in Malaysia.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg



We're gonna need an altitude there boss.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (2ygtH)

581 Many employers don't want to lose good employees, and will do whatever they can to support them through this time.

So by backstopping and working with insurance companies while also setting a firm date when the economy can be brought out of this coma, maybe we can get by without throwing us back into the stone age.
Posted by: Pen Gwin at March 23, 2020 10:33 PM (uYQjf)

That is a really good idea.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (miJU3)

582 I haven't heard Dr. Faustus say anything, because I haven't listened to a politician on TV in 30 years, but in the pictures on the web, I get the same smug jackass vibe I got from Strzok. I think the little prick is getting off on correcting the President after the fact, instead of giving him a solid briefing and accurate, usable notes on a technical issue.

Posted by: Downcast at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (xgpfE)

583 He doesn't really want to play the bass in terms of

root functions; I think he has other things on his

mind. But that's the way jam sessions go."



https://genius.com/Frank-zappa-apostrophe-lyrics

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (ExnWy)


Tell me about it.

Posted by: Zombie Ginger Baker at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (2N7oZ)

584 Posted by: oneredquilt at March 23, 2020 11:40 PM (YFDTN)

Yup

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (aA3+G)

585 550 Oh no Ladyl losing your your appetite is a symptom !
KIDDING
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:38 PM (G546f)

it's a big symptom of depression, that's for sure, and I've been feeling a touch of it lately. But only in passing, I'm mostly immune to it, and I feel great sorrow for those who deal with it every day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:46 PM (V2Yro)

586 Been watching UooToob vids of coyotes and feral hogs getting blasted by guys using thermal imaging equipment - well, and rifles too.

Very satisfying.

Maybe too satisfying.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 23, 2020 11:46 PM (Y4EXg)

587 I don't know what to believe about this virus, enforced confinement and the destruction of our economy.

I'm at a loss.

Who and what am I supposed to believe?
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)


Not DeWine. That asswipe is a one termer and if the Ohio GOP was smart, LOL, they'd get behind a primary challenger.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 23, 2020 11:46 PM (y7DUB)

588 Optional: slide over stick carried jauntily over 1 shoulder ...

Posted by: Adriane the Philosophy Critic ... at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (LPnfS)


Waltzing Matilda
https://tinyurl.com/reesphy

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (D2IX6)

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (D2IX6)

590 The American Division of the Chinese Propaganda Ministry (MSM) seems to be pissy that Trump is saying he wants the lockdowns and quarantines over in "weeks, not months"

Even the scoldiest stay inside nags won't hold up for more than a few weeks unless they're Boo Radley

Even the big government loving Californians were blowing off Newsom's orders and flocking to the beaches this past weekend

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (qAR6u)

591 Meremortal, and then there's Phil Spector.

The Righteous Brothers were worried about their new single, You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling, because it went way over the three-minute rule in the mid-1960s, at 3:44.

Spector just shrugged and wrote "3:05" on the recording info sheet, knowing it would be taken at face value by the record company and the DJs, and it was.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

592
it's a big symptom of depression, that's for sure, and I've been feeling a touch of it lately. But only in passing, I'm mostly immune to it, and I feel great sorrow for those who deal with it every day.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:46 PM (V2Yro)


I'm mostly immune to it, too. I've had short bouts of it in the distant past, and it's terrible.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (TdMsT)

593 Going deep into the FZ catalog tonight. And still a long way to go. Maybe we'll hear Disco Boy or Bobby Brown yet. Two timeless classics.

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (7ZQe3)

594 Kirstie Alley tweeted a sincere thank you to Trump for his leadership

So unusual



Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (G546f)

595 lol, that is what you get for getting smart dogs. I am not a dog expert but from my experience, the small ones are often the most intelligent and least friendly. Give me a Golden Retriever.
Posted by: Quint at March


we have big dogs and small dogs. I love each and every. They are great to nap with. I have to admit that intelligence and savagery of small dogs make me grin.

The trick I hit upon is to get five bits of food.

Shove the dog med into the fourth piece.

Make sure the dog knows you have five bits for her.

Give her the first three to get a rhythm going then give her the fourth.

She knows there is something in there she does not want but sees that there is a fifth bit to be had so she downs the fourth bit to get to the fifth.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:48 PM (HALdu)

596 vmom, good to hear!

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

597 Daughter called today and said the governor has issued a "stay at home" order for Ohio. Of course all the parks are open for walking or running or dog walking and public transit is still running. This is supposed to run until April 6. And they have had 6 deaths in all of Ohio. There are more killed on a summer weekend in Columbus. She is disgusted with the whole mess but she's going to paint her kitchen while shes off.

Posted by: Abby at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (SM/op)

598 Waltzing Matilda
https://tinyurl.com/reesphy

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (D2IX6)


Dang, now I want to watch Donovan's Reef.

Posted by: Mr. Morango at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (2N7oZ)

599 Not a doctor but vit D can help with mood
And sunlight too

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (G546f)

600 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

Effing brilliant, I'll have to tell him that one.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (Bwqq4)

601 The Official AoSHQ Classical Music Playlist of White Supremacy, Greed and Heartless Intolerance (TM) has reached 2400 pieces by over 820 different composers. You can view it here:

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at March 23, 2020 10:48 PM (7rVsF)

Not one performed by Lola Astanova, Anastasia Huppmann, or Katia Buniatisvili. I want boobs with my Chopin


Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2020 11:50 PM (qAR6u)

602 599 Not a doctor but vit D can help with mood
And sunlight too
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (G546f)


I get all that.

It's probably just this cold.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:50 PM (TdMsT)

603 Posted by: Pete Seria at March 23, 2020 11:47 PM (7ZQe3)

I will have to,look at my calendar thought I played Bobby Brown

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:50 PM (aA3+G)

604
Not a doctor but vit D can help with mood

And sunlight too

Posted by: vmom 2020


Gardening works for me, gratification after hard work lifts my spirits.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:50 PM (2ygtH)

605 But does it have the defective depth control? Or the defective magnetic exploder? Or the defective contact exploder?
Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:57 PM (qyH+l)

The ones to watch out for are the ones with the turn blinkers stuck on.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (e1mEI)

606
I've lost my appetite. Nothing sounds good.
Posted by: Ladyl

When that happens, eat breakfast.
A BIG breakfast. Bacon. Eggs. Hashbrowns (or grits, if ye be sothren).
Toast if you like.
I can be not hungry in the least, and I start smelling those, and I'll always eat. Like a good boy.

Posted by: MarkY at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (kcZr2)

607 Cuomo was nice to Trump for over 5 minutes a couple of days ago, about the Fed guv support to NY.

Better than 50-50 chance he is the Democrat candidate, not senile Joe.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (sy5kK)

608 A man's love is mighty,
He'll even buy a nightie,
For a gal that he thinks is fun!
But they don't buy pajamas,
For pistol-packin' mamas,
Oh you caint git a man with a gun!

(good advice from Irving Berlin, via "Annie Get Your Gun")

Posted by: mnw at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (Cssks)

609 You know I think I am getting more work done under quarantine.


Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (HALdu)

610 599 Not a doctor but vit D can help with mood
And sunlight too
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (G546f)

I'll try to eat something tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

611 Shannon Bream is the dumbest of the Fox hosts on late night - hosting perhaps the most retarded show. She invites on Dems who repeat the dumbest statements or charges unchallenged - then invites Reps on to defend themselves against these dumb statements - ie a Dem comes on and says some gibberish like "Mambo in the Banana Patch!" and Shannon nods. Then she gets a Republicans on and asks them why in the world they are accusing Dems of saying gibberish. Because heaven help the empty headed Bream if she could recognize the gibberish all by herself.

Posted by: Boswell at March 23, 2020 11:52 PM (32YRo)

612 ..The fastest, lowest cost, most dependable way to end the economic crisis caused by the Covad virus, is for Seal Team 6 to snatch George Soros his sons and most all of his entire extended family, and every person and molecule of his Open World Foundation, and drop him them all off in Malaysia.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (sy5kK)



Edited, for Greater Efficacy.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:53 PM (QzJWU)

613 598

Yes! Donovan's Reef doesn't get nearly enough love. It has Lee Marvin. And Cesar Romero. One of the three movies John Wayne made with Lee Marvin.

Posted by: Bean Counteress of Rohan at March 23, 2020 11:53 PM (2+j2N)

614 Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:48 PM (HALdu)

Interesting

I've always been able to place down the throat manually

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 11:53 PM (aA3+G)

615 Schumann with moar boobs

Khatia Buniatishvili Concerto in A Minor Op 54

https://tinyurl.com/yd5cno73

Posted by: kbdabear at March 23, 2020 11:54 PM (qAR6u)

616 Shannon's easy to look at though.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at March 23, 2020 11:54 PM (ja/kn)

617 I haven't heard Dr. Faustus say anything, because I
haven't listened to a politician on TV in 30 years, but in the pictures
on the web, I get the same smug jackass vibe I got from Strzok. I think
the little prick is getting off on correcting the President after the
fact, instead of giving him a solid briefing and accurate, usable notes
on a technical issue.

Posted by: Downcast at March 23, 2020 11:45 PM (xgpfE)

A lot of the media have always tried to delegitimize the president. They will play up some advisor only as a foil for Trump. For some reason he is supposed to defer to his advisors in a way other presidents have not.

Trump should listen to Fauci and everyone else that has info he needs. But in the end, he is the president. Even many Republicans have hoped someone or some advisor would rein him in. Well, then elect that guy. At some point Trump is going to have to say, "I am paying for this microphone, I am the president of the United States!"

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:54 PM (n13/j)

618 The Pelosi demorats intend a brutal push to ram gun control down Americans throats. Crisis governance, give us guncontrol, or go away and die, were not gonna help you-even with your own Treasury/money.

Posted by: ron n. at March 23, 2020 11:54 PM (om5HK)

619 Better than 50-50 chance he is the Democrat candidate, not senile Joe.

Yep - the most likely eventuality is that Joe gets the nomination, resigns for health reasons, and Cuomo or someone is installed in his place.

If Joe fades fast enough, they may engineer a way to replace him earlier.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (I2/tG)

620 If you don't know what to make, carmelize some onion in buttter slowly in butter. It smells nice and probably will taste good in whatever you decide, from an omelet to meat loaf.

Gravy/meat/mashed potatoes are always a good choice. I could probably eat that everyday and it wouldn't bother me too much.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (bG/5x)

621 An FZ instrumental that applies to today's Dems:
"Treacherous Cretins"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwCv4p1veAI

From the compilation, "Shut Up And Play Yer Guitar",
originally 3 LPs that were available by mail order,
eventually compiled in a 3 LP box set (later on CDs).

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 23, 2020 11:56 PM (ExnWy)

622 Interesting

I've always been able to place down the throat manually
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March



I have done that too but I find cooperation easier with dogs.

I do not mind running her down and then forcing her but that reminds me too much of sex.

And I try to keep my sex things separate from my dog things.

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:56 PM (HALdu)

623 If Joe fades fast enough, they may engineer a way to replace him earlier.

Posted by: The ARC of History!


The Bernie Bros will go ape shit if it's anybody but their man.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 23, 2020 11:57 PM (2ygtH)

624 Chungas Revenge has some interesting stuff too. First Flo and Eddie album.

Rudy Wants ta Buy yez a drink

Posted by: Pete Seria at March 23, 2020 11:57 PM (7ZQe3)

625 Thanks for the ONT.

Well, today they cut out the two days we were going to work this week. So I am off til next Monday.

I fear I am going to remember why I always go crazy when I am in between jobs. I just do not have the right temperament.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 23, 2020 11:57 PM (QrImU)

626 619 Better than 50-50 chance he is the Democrat candidate, not senile Joe.

Yep - the most likely eventuality is that Joe gets the nomination, resigns for health reasons, and Cuomo or someone is installed in his place.

If Joe fades fast enough, they may engineer a way to replace him earlier.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (I2/tG)


I think Joe is far enough into dementia that he doesn't realize he has it. He may put up a demented fight to get the nomination.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:57 PM (TdMsT)

627 She knows there is something in there she does not
want but sees that there is a fifth bit to be had so she downs the
fourth bit to get to the fifth.





Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:48 PM (HALdu)

that is clever. But still the dogs are too smart if you need to use that much psychology.

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:58 PM (n13/j)

628 Shannon just had a Virginian Congressman (R) who is using his distillery to make hand sanitizer. He said he deployed after 9/11. That two minutes is literally the only time I have ever watched her program.

Posted by: Blutarski at March 23, 2020 11:58 PM (VNfwt)

629 The Bernie Bros will go ape shit if it's anybody but their man.

Which is why they will probably let Joe get nominated, have him resign, and then replace him.

Hard to go ape shit when the convention won't be happening.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

630 Who and what am I supposed to believe?
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

For our "rightful" leaders, it Is all worth it if they can rid themselves of that troublesome interloper Trump. They've already stolen and skimmed enough that they will never be worried about feeding the kids or missing a mortgage payment, and this will be a much needed corrective action to teach the peasants their proper place!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (BiNEL)

631 What is the troll situation like in the past few days. I'm trying to hold my sanity levels here so I have not read online as much.


By the way I predict we will bounce back quickly from a bad quarter. This insanity can't go on for very long.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (0OmEj)

632 Until senile Joe gets 1991 delegates, he isn't it.

And Joe is fading fast.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (sy5kK)

633 Been reading "Other Minds," about consciousness and cephalopods. It's really good.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (l9m7l)

634 that is clever. But still the dogs are too smart if you need to use that much psychology.
Posted by: Quint at March









my wife picks 'em

Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (HALdu)

635 If you don't know what to make, carmelize some onion
in buttter slowly in butter. It smells nice and probably will taste
good in whatever you decide, from an omelet to meat loaf.



Gravy/meat/mashed potatoes are always a good choice. I could probably eat that everyday and it wouldn't bother me too much.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (bG/5x)

That is like me with Veal Parmigiana. I ate that for a week once and never tired of it. I did run out though

Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (n13/j)

636
By the way I predict we will bounce back quickly from a bad quarter. This insanity can't go on for very long.
Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable.

Yuge! The best!
And I'm banking on it, so I hope I'm right.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (kcZr2)

637 630 Who and what am I supposed to believe?
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

For our "rightful" leaders, it Is all worth it if they can rid themselves of that troublesome interloper Trump. They've already stolen and skimmed enough that they will never be worried about feeding the kids or missing a mortgage payment, and this will be a much needed corrective action to teach the peasants their proper place!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (BiNEL)

Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (TdMsT)

638 If depression, the chronic, mental illness kind, is messing with you, there are a number of measures you can and perhaps should take.

But the biggest one, sometimes the only one is to remind yourself daily that this shit is all in your head. That understanding is key.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (II2Y0)

639 I don't see them replacing Joe before the election. He's their chosen one. They don't want to waste anyone against Trump. They must know the numbers aren't good. They have to.

This candidate replacement stuff doesn't happen outside the movies. You never know how it will play in the populace (probably not well, since America likes competition and the new person will have either *lost* the primary or not even participated). It's a huge risk and you could be burning someone who is good for 2024 by having them lose to Trump. It's not like the Democrats have a deep bench out there.

Think of the last time a major candidate in any western country was "replaced" at the last minute. It doesn't happen. Unless Joe suffers a serious health episode, they are riding him all the way to ignominy.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (Ea8oc)

640 Posted by: not so at March 23, 2020 11:56 PM (HALdu)

Mighty white of you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (aA3+G)

641 Posted by: mnw at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (Cssks)


Annie Get Your Gun



https://tinyurl.com/ra52amz

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (D2IX6)

642 Which is why they will probably let Joe get nominated, have him resign, and then replace him.



Hard to go ape shit when the convention won't be happening.

Posted by: The ARC of History!



I dunno, convention or no, if it ain't Joe (and even if it is) I just don't see them playing nice. Not that I wouldn't mind a little intersectional warfare.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (2ygtH)

643 625 Thanks for the ONT.

Well, today they cut out the two days we were going to work this week. So I am off til next Monday.

I fear I am going to remember why I always go crazy when I am in between jobs. I just do not have the right temperament.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 23, 2020 11:57 PM (QrImU)


I wish I could gift you some of my indolence.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (wGeit)

644 633 Been reading "Other Minds," about consciousness and cephalopods. It's really good.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (l9m7l)

--------

Cephalopods are sneaky bastards.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (XVuno)

645 Ich bin der chrome dinette...

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (x7aZO)

646 And Joe is fading fast.

Doesn't help that primaries are getting canceled for Joe getting to 1991.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (I2/tG)

647
Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?
Posted by: Ladyl

You don't?

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (kcZr2)

648 Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?

Posted by: Ladyl


At first, no. Now? Absolutely.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at March 24, 2020 12:04 AM (2ygtH)

649 I'll try to eat something tomorrow morning.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 23, 2020 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

Chocolate chip waffles with whipped cream and maple syrup!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:04 AM (BiNEL)

650 633 Been reading "Other Minds," about consciousness and cephalopods. It's really good.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 23, 2020 11:59 PM (l9m7l)


Happy-ish Monday Evening, BeckoningChasm ...

Posted by: Adriane the Philosophy Critic ... at March 24, 2020 12:04 AM (LPnfS)

651 But the biggest one, sometimes the only one is to
remind yourself daily that this shit is all in your head. That
understanding is key.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (II2Y0)

Well yeah but you have to do that without beating yourself up for it.

Knowing my serious episode of depression 25 years ago was "all in my head" didn't help me a bit. In fact I think it made me feel more isolated and cut off from the vibrance of the world. It also made me feel like a piece of shit.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:04 AM (Ea8oc)

652 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

Nobody is stopping you from listening to Whiny Neil all by yourself, you know. And conversely, just because MisHum posts links to Frank Zappa music, you are not obliged to play them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:05 AM (miJU3)

653 646
And Joe is fading fast.



Doesn't help that primaries are getting canceled for Joe getting to 1991.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (I2/tG)


Like a mouse on the Indianapolis Speedway, it's going to be Fast and Fatal.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:07 AM (D2IX6)

654
If Joe fades fast enough, they may engineer a way to replace him earlier.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (I2/tG)


It's better to fade out than burn away!!!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 24, 2020 12:07 AM (2N7oZ)

655 296 Uncle Meat and Weasels are probably not good introductions to FZ. Lost of weird shit going on. One Size Fits All and Zoot Allures are a better start and where I usually point interested folks.

My all time favorite is Hot Rats,followed by Apostrophe

Posted by: Happy at March 24, 2020 12:07 AM (GHaZw)

656 I struggled for a long time with major depression. 12-18 months? Tried many different things, none of which worked. It was partially grief-induced and partially drug-induced (well, drug-quitting induced), so I was fighting a losing battle.

Oddly enough, my depression lifted suddenly and without warning. I had had a cold (I know those are popular these days) for about a week. It made me feel like total shit as colds do. When the cold went away, it lifted my depression with it. I was suddenly alive again. It was the strangest most welcome surprise ever.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (Ea8oc)

657
Last year, Chicago, all by its lonesome, managed to accumulate 500 murders.
So far, the Kung Flu has killed 532 Murcans... and we've shut down the US economic monster.
Add in to that, that we've had this crap around since November. Anyone gonna be exposed HAS been exposed.
I don't see the numbers. They just aren't there. I put my hair out several weeks ago.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (kcZr2)

658 Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?
Posted by: Ladyl

---

I'm not convinced it is entirely planned that way but they are instinctively against PDT so anything he does must be resisted. Good market? PDT bad! High approval numbers? PDT bad! Unemployment at record low levels? PDT bad!

And on and on. If there is any smoke at all, we can count on the anointed ones to fan it and hope for flames.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (Y4EXg)

659 Not a doctor but vit D can help with mood

And sunlight too


Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:49 PM (G546f)

The PA that prescribes the meds I take for my dysthymia doesn't want to adjust my meds until spring has come because she knows how bad this winter has been. Normally we get lots of cold, clear days that tend to lift my mood but it's been cloudy for months on end with very little snow to show for it. Pookette and I have been taking walks even if it's in the 30s because we're so desperate for fresh air. And I'm on the maximum dose of Vitamin D, so I can't increase it.

Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (XKZwp)

660 The remote working thing has extended working hours. Everybody is available all day and into the evening.


You know what, they are desperate to answer their phones too.

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:09 AM (HALdu)

661
Think of the last time a major candidate in any western country was "replaced" at the last minute. It doesn't happen.

------

1852? A deceased Daniel Webster replaced by Jacob Broom nine days before the election.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (Y08Vx)

662 Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?
Posted by: Ladyl

I find it inconceivable, but there are so many parts coming together that I don't see any other conclusion to be drawn. An independent people that can prosper due to their own abilities are not desirable citizens to the New World Order Elite!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (BiNEL)

663 Depression sucks ass. I tend to slip into it with ease, a practiced ease. For me ssri's are worse than the depression. I pray that I can keep it away. Illness don't help.... being disabled don't help none either.


We all have crosses to bear.

Posted by: USNtakim profoundly deplorable. at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (0OmEj)

664 Ffs Trump never told anyone to take any meds
Effing media
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (G546f)
---
Don't take fish tank cleaner if you find you can be killed by fish tank cleaner.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:11 AM (Eicbe)

665 AVENGE ME

Posted by: THE HAG at March 24, 2020 12:11 AM (Ea8oc)

666
I find it inconceivable, but there are so many parts coming together that I don't see any other conclusion to be drawn. An independent people that can prosper due to their own abilities are not desirable citizens to the New World Order Elite!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (BiNEL)


It feels like sheep being led to the slaughter.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:12 AM (TdMsT)

667
Hmmmm

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 24, 2020 12:12 AM (G51Gf)

668 I wish I could gift you some of my indolence.
Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 12:02 AM (wGeit)

Oh, I can lazy the hell out of a week. It is just if it goes longer, I am going to start exploring other avenues (buying shit, waxing the car, you know, maybe having that 'life' thing.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:12 AM (QrImU)

669 Don't take fish tank cleaner if you find you can be killed by fish tank cleaner.
Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:11 AM (Eicbe)

------

"A life is a terrible thing to lose or to not have at all."

- Quan Dayle

Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (Y08Vx)

670
No, it feels like sheep being led. Shepherds lead.
Good shepherds lead the flock to safety.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (kcZr2)

671 Ffs Trump never told anyone to take any meds

Effing media

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:43 PM (G546f)

Blaming Trump for what these two people did during a world crisis? That kind of shit doesn't wash with most people anymore. The left will cheer and feel good but that's all.
I think the media doesn't yet realize the country has outgrown them. They think they are Bruce Willis in Die Hard. But really they're Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (Ea8oc)

672 Posted by:qdpsteve

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:05 AM (miJU3)

I might add you are free to start your own blog and give AceCorp a run for its money


You can play all the Neil Young you want.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (aA3+G)

673 It feels like sheep being led to the slaughter.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:12 AM (TdMsT)

I really don't like your analogy because I think it is so close to the truth!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:14 AM (BiNEL)

674 It is amazing how chili gets better the longer it sits.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:14 AM (QrImU)

675 Oh well.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:14 AM (Ea8oc)

676 661
Think of the last time a major candidate in any western country was "replaced" at the last minute. It doesn't happen.

------

1852? A deceased Daniel Webster replaced by Jacob Broom nine days before the election.
Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (Y08Vx)

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

Torricelli as D Senate candidate in NJ in 2002

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (CAJOC)

677 Oh, I can lazy the hell out of a week. It is just if it goes longer, I am going to start exploring other avenues (buying shit, waxing the car, you know, maybe having that 'life' thing.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March



speaking of waxing, did you know that girls making vids of going to get waxed is a thing at youtube?

the do not seem to enjoy it as much as you think they would.

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (HALdu)

678
And on and on. If there is any smoke at all, we can count on the anointed ones to fan it and hope for flames.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (Y4EXg)


The left must be ecstatic.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (TdMsT)

679 Have a good night everyone, thank you MisHum and
the Horde for being... the Horde.

As you'd expect, the Zappa estate also has a website
and store of FZ's many works:

https://www.zappa.com/music/official

Posted by: gdgm+ at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (ExnWy)

680 Think of the last time a major candidate in any western country was "replaced" at the last minute. It doesn't happen.



------



1852? A deceased Daniel Webster replaced by Jacob Broom nine days before the election.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:10 AM (Y08Vx)

Should I have specified "since the advent of the light bulb"?

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (Ea8oc)

681 And it is owned and operated by filthy Commies and insane Leftards, and every time you go there, you put coins in their pocket.
Way to go!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 23, 2020 11:37 PM (miJU3)


I am proud to say that I am a social media Luddite.

Never owned a cell phone, either.

/I pay for my own destruction by being tax compliant. Isn't that enough?

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (Y8PSl)

682 the do not seem to enjoy it as much as you think they would.
Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (HALdu)

Considering you are ripping a bunch of hair on your privates by the root, I am not really thinking it is that fun to begin with.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:16 AM (QrImU)

683
It is amazing how chili gets better the longer it sits.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

So true. We made chili tonight to eat tomorrow.
Spaghetti sauce is the same way. Anything that has herbs and spices both needs time to marry, either on the stove, or in the fridge.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:16 AM (kcZr2)

684 It is amazing how chili gets better the longer it sits.

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Be sure to tune into our shut-in live streaming bonus feature 'Green Chili and Carrots" as read by Ted Cruise.

Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:16 AM (Y08Vx)

685 No, it feels like sheep being led. Shepherds lead.
Good shepherds lead the flock to safety.
Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (kcZr2)

And they'll get to safety...

If there are a finite number of ravenous wolves loose in the fields

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (BiNEL)

686 Do you think part of this is a deliberate attempt to destroy the Trump economy?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:01 AM (TdMsT)

Of course it is. But he's going to come out on top. You'll see, {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (rCwaK)

687
Missouri elected a dead guy to the Senate once.
Forget his name.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (kcZr2)

688 Torricelli as D Senate candidate in NJ in 2002

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (CAJOC)

Yup. Aware of that one. I did say major election - meaning president, prime minister, etc. Standing by what I said. Outside of death or some major health episode, the Biden horse is gonna stumble and bumble all the way to the end.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (Ea8oc)

689 bear, I would like MisHum to post some Neil Young from time to time. Apparently it's not to be, at least not yet. I've found I especially like "Mr. Soul."
Posted by: qdpsteve at



if you were in my boy scout troop you would have been the guy with the sharp twig wandering around trying to find bears in the woods.


Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (HALdu)

690 The freezer makes a lot of things better, too. It tenderizes cooked meat and seems to make flavors gel.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:18 AM (Ea8oc)

691 I think the media doesn't yet realize the country
has outgrown them. They think they are Bruce Willis in Die Hard. But
really they're Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense.


Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (Ea8oc)

I love that! I'm stealing it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (rCwaK)

692 Didn't realize how starved I've been for actual news, not commentary, of which I can find plenty, until I started watching these daily briefings. They are excellent, and all the news I need to understand what's most important today.

Really enjoyed when Trump started asking questions of that super-competent blond lady who is all about the data. He has a hell of a team.

The questions from the press were better today, too, not much bull, don't know what happened.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (dOV9E)

693 Considering you are ripping a bunch of hair on your privates by the root, I am not really thinking it is that fun to begin with.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March



see, we are thinking the same thing here, but then why would they decide to give somebody $ to do that the make a vid?

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (HALdu)

694 Missouri elected a dead guy to the Senate once.
Forget his name.


Croaker?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - hiding out in the secret mountain lair at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (SchxB)

695 go to admit, neil young was half assed good at tuning a guitar. usually took him the whole fucking album. fuck that guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (KP5rU)

696 Like looking at old magazines - I look at the ads, mostly, to see what that time was thinking or trying to make people think or thinking that this would be persuasive. Really.


So a video like this, I like to look at the background to see that world - a world I was in and about 16 - but need a reminder of what we were then.

https://tinyurl.com/jta7ggq

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (D2IX6)

697 But really they're Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense.

Posted by: ...

----

My Pop would say about such folks - "Dead but too dumb to lay down."

Posted by: Tonypete at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (Y4EXg)

698 691 I think the media doesn't yet realize the country
has outgrown them. They think they are Bruce Willis in Die Hard. But
really they're Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense.


Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (Ea8oc)

I love that! I'm stealing it.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (rCwaK)

I'd say more Bruce Willis in the 4th Die Hard.. the one with Timothy Oliphant... Live Free or Die Hard?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (QrImU)

699 The left must be ecstatic.
Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:15 AM (TdMsT)

In a burning white heat ecstatic way, yes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (BiNEL)

700 not so, kindly eat shit and die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (L2ZTs)

701 I love that! I'm stealing it.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (rCwaK)

Steal away!!!

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (Ea8oc)

702

Of course it is. But he's going to come out on top. You'll see, {{{Ladyl}}}
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:17 AM (rCwaK)

I'm going to try to call you tomorrow, if you're available. Would you be around in the evening?

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (TdMsT)

703 Liquor and marijuana stores can now stay open with 'extreme social distancing' after Denver reverses decision

Alcoholics and pot heads throwin' off da chains, y'all!

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (Bwqq4)

704 Didn't realize how starved I've been for actual
news, not commentary, of which I can find plenty, until I started
watching these daily briefings. They are excellent, and all the news I
need to understand what's most important today.



===


The questions from the press were better today, too, not much bull, don't know what happened.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (dOV9E)

That must be why so many lefties are screeching for the MSM to shut the daily briefings down "because of all the lying."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)

705 see, we are thinking the same thing here, but then why would they decide to give somebody $ to do that the make a vid?
Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (HALdu)

Because they get money in return. Like coal miners.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (QrImU)

706 And MisHum, thanks for once again proving beyond a doubt that you're absolutely determined to be offended by anything I post no matter what it is.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:22 AM (L2ZTs)

707 Because they get money in return. Like coal miners.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March



huh

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:22 AM (HALdu)

708 Oooh! Dragnet is on with Colonel Potter!

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 24, 2020 12:22 AM (2N7oZ)

709
Croaker?
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Made me use my Qwant-fu.
Mel Carnahan.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:23 AM (kcZr2)

710 here we go.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:23 AM (KP5rU)

711 Really, the press is more like Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Eicbe)

712 I'm going to try to call you tomorrow, if you're available. Would you be around in the evening?





Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (TdMsT)

We always go over to Publius' parents for a few hours. His mom is always sad if I don't show. But I'll aim to be back early evening. Text me and I'll let you know.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (rCwaK)

713 not so, kindly eat shit and die.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March


I have never been other than kind to you in the entireyt of the time I have know you here

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (HALdu)

714 709
Croaker?
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Made me use my Qwant-fu.
Mel Carnahan.
Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:23 AM (kcZr2)

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

Croaker is funnier

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (CAJOC)

715 Civilization is too civilized to deal with some of its enemies. So far.

Posted by: klaftern at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (RuIsu)

716 The left wants the briefings shut down because Trump is speaking to the people unfiltered and they are paying attention because they are trapped in their house. And besides SOTU's they *never* see him unfiltered. It's like the worst case scenario.

And some viewers are no doubt realizing the media has been lying to them about what Trump is and how he conducts himself - and that cannot stand. I'm surprised CNN hasn't reported yet that it's illegal to watch a Trump briefing.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Ea8oc)

717 The questions from the press were better today, too, not much bull, don't know what happened.
Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:19 AM (dOV9E)

The President actually asks good pertinent questions, but gets no credit for that.
I thought press gaggle was much smaller than usual, and mostly better questions, but I'm still in favor of a minimum 10' separation for toxic members of the press !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (BiNEL)

718 not so, I'll be happy to apologize then. Sorry. On edge lately.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (L2ZTs)

719 {{{{Horde}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (/UQ/R)

720 711 Really, the press is more like Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.
Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Eicbe)

Ted(?) Ryerson in Groundhog Day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (QrImU)

721

We always go over to Publius' parents for a few hours. His mom is always sad if I don't show. But I'll aim to be back early evening. Text me and I'll let you know.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (rCwaK)


Okay. I'm going to be away from about 2:30 to 6:30.

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (TdMsT)

722 Oh, and check your email, Ladyl!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (rCwaK)

723 I didn't realize not so was joking around.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (L2ZTs)

724 {{{WDS}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (TdMsT)

725
The doctors and the therapists have been fantastic, working through this tele-health crap.

But you can't do ultrasounds, MRI or other advanced imaging online, meaning that Vanessa's appointment with her neurosurgeon has been postponed indefinitely because of Virus Panic.

Less important, but still disturbing is that her participation in a study for children with Dandy-Walker is also postponed.

If this g-d damnable panic madness delays her surgery this summer, I will go face-eating, bath-salt smoking, buck-naked FL man on the next sonofabitch that says "out of an abundance of caution."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (II2Y0)

726 No, it feels like sheep being led. Shepherds lead.
Good shepherds lead the flock to safety.
Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:13 AM (kcZr2)

Interesting, I have working herding dogs. Sheep just don't follow the Shepherd without outside influence, the dogs(s). So the shepherd walks in the direction of safety, and an outside influence guides the sheep that way. Unless the dog has a sense of humor and drives the sheep over him,if the shepherd doesn't keep at least one eye on him. He's a good boy with a wicked sense of humor, and smiles and laughs.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (Rz2Nc)

727 not so, I'll be happy to apologize then. Sorry. On edge lately.
Posted by: qdpsteve at March



wezins be good

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (HALdu)

728 I'm surprised CNN hasn't reported yet that it's illegal to watch a Trump briefing.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Ea8oc)

-----

Mueller just indicted 12 Russians for watching!

Posted by: Undocumented at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (Y08Vx)

729 Really, the press is more like Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Eicbe)

Was he in that for real? I never saw it. To me it would be like watching, I don't know, perhaps The Big Chill?
The first movie I remember him in was Silverado.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (n13/j)

730 Yeah, I tried to figure out who is behind "Covid Act Now", but they aren't very forthcoming on who exactly is involved with this, other than a list of "experts".

Let's just say that I would not be surprised to find out that Soros is funding this.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at March 23, 2020 11:27 PM (I2/tG)

Probably the same people behind the Voluntary Human Extinction movement.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (miJU3)

731 704 That must be why so many lefties are screeching for the MSM to shut the daily briefings down "because of all the lying."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)


There is little to savor in this crisis, but you've put your finger on what there is. The Democrats are beside themselves. The President is out there every day giving good information, with topnotch experts, people who are getting so much done that each day's report brings remarkable news. Joe is nearly invisible. Republicans are pushing fast relief for the pain, Democrats are playing the usual games as though they have all the time in the world. Why the hell would any sane person consider voting for them?

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (dOV9E)

732 If you don't know what to make, carmelize some onion in buttter slowly in butter. It smells nice and probably will taste good in whatever you decide, from an omelet to meat loaf.

Gravy/meat/mashed potatoes are always a good choice. I could probably eat that everyday and it wouldn't bother me too much.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 23, 2020 11:55 PM (bG/5x)


For me, the kitchen aroma that gets my juices flowing is making beef broth from bones.

Bacon works, but it's short-lived. The beef broth takes a long time to make and is aroma therapy.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (Y8PSl)

733 I drove to a grocery store to pick up a few things today and as I was pulling into a space, I heard a crash behind me. A young woman had pulled out of the opposite and backed up into my car. She was extremely apologetic and gave me her insurance info, name, phone number etc. At first I didn't even see any damage to my car - it was her car (or rather, her mom's car) that seemed to have gotten the worst of it.

Nevertheless, when I got home and took a closer look I saw 3 small dents on the rear of the car on the driver's side. I called her insurance company (she had already called them) and they told me to go to a body shop, get it checked out and they'd cover it.

I can't find a body shop that's open in my neighborhood.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (d6Ksn)

734
Croaker is funnier
Posted by: No One of Consequence

Well, you may be right, but the whole Carnahan story was probably the last vestige of media influence in Mo. politics.
"I'll take Mo. Politics for $1,000, Alex."

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (kcZr2)

735 719 {{{{Horde}}}}
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (/UQ/R)

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

Hey, hey, hey.... six feet... social distancing and all....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (CAJOC)

736
Everyone needs to chill out and listen
to The Cars first album.



Or some Zappa.






https://youtu.be/GB4Ua4IIbX8






Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (ufFY8)

737 Ian, good idea

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:28 AM (L2ZTs)

738 734
Croaker is funnier
Posted by: No One of Consequence

Well, you may be right, but the whole Carnahan story was probably the last vestige of media influence in Mo. politics.
"I'll take Mo. Politics for $1,000, Alex."
Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:27 AM (kcZr2)

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

Well, you know what they say.... Mo Politics, Mo Problems...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (CAJOC)

739 In a time of crisis, we need to make compromises. I am considering a big one: buying some of those effing "Select-A Size" paper towels that hand you a meager half-sheet when you are trying to get an actual paper towel in your hand. I didn't select that. Someone else selected it for me.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (dOV9E)

740 Really, the press is more like Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Eicbe)

I don't recall Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (rCwaK)

741 put them in food? It has been done before.
Posted by: Quint at March 23, 2020 11:32 PM (n13/j)

When my Pogo was on a course of pills, I wrapped the pills in a slice of process cheese. She never missed one. Down the hatch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (miJU3)

742 Westie!!!

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (Bwqq4)

743
Was he in that for real? I never saw it. To me it would be like watching, I don't know, perhaps The Big Chill?
The first movie I remember him in was Silverado.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (n13/j)
---
He had 20 minutes in the original version. It,'s actually his hands in the beginning segment. But except for that, he was completely cut out of the movie.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (Eicbe)

744 I once roasted onions a little too long in the oven - they were cut thin on a tray with other larger veg that were pretty much fine.

The onions... they turned black and end up tasting exactly like... bacon. It was the craziest, tastiest thing.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (Ea8oc)

745 Ted(?) Ryerson in Groundhog Day.



Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:25 AM (QrImU)

Ned. Come on, you knew that. That is classic Americana.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (n13/j)

746 The beef broth takes a long time to make and is aroma therapy.

We do broth. In the crockpot, with the spoon.
(Clue joke, sorry).
And you're right. If that smell doesn't get your juices going, you're dead... or have the Kung Flu.

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (kcZr2)

747 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)

Posted earlier, but when gov Coonman announced the school closings for Virginia, the first comment on the Fairfax county web site was a request from "Anonymous " to ban all direct press briefings to prevent President Trump from spreading lies and bad information!

They are certifiable! Bat shit isn't just for soup anymore!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:31 AM (BiNEL)

748 "I don't recall Kevin Costner in The Big Chill."

I think he was driving an old roadster to the reunion with the radio blasting at the beginning and then I lost interest and never watched the movie.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (Bwqq4)

749 746 The beef broth takes a long time to make and is aroma therapy.

We do broth. In the crockpot, with the spoon.
(Clue joke, sorry).
And you're right. If that smell doesn't get your juices going, you're dead... or have the Kung Flu.
Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (kcZr2)


That layer of beef fat, that you skim from the top of the broth, after it's cooled? Cook some hamburgers in a few tablespoons of that. Yum.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)

750
I don't recall Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (rCwaK)
---
He was cast as the guy who killed himself. They kept his hands arranging pictures in the opening segment. But that was it.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (Eicbe)

751 739 In a time of crisis, we need to make compromises. I am considering a big one: buying some of those effing "Select-A Size" paper towels that hand you a meager half-sheet when you are trying to get an actual paper towel in your hand. I didn't select that. Someone else selected it for me.
Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (dOV9E)

Viva paper towels are the worst for this. I will get a package and then realize after I get them home I have 3 months of either getting a slightly too large sheet or too small.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (QrImU)

752 It's not just the progressives who feel they are the only ones entitled to rule, it's the large media outlets. There are certain "correct" opinions, and that's all there is to it. There isn't any debate, they are right, you are wrong, and must be punished.

Posted by: Common Tater at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (bG/5x)

753 Normally we get lots of cold, clear days that tend to lift my mood but it's been cloudy for months on end with very little snow to show for it. Pookette and I have been taking walks even if it's in the 30s because we're so desperate for fresh air. And I'm on the maximum dose of Vitamin D, so I can't increase it.
Posted by: pookysgirl is really starting to loathe Common Core at March 24, 2020 12:08 AM (XKZwp)


Try sleeping with a night light on. {low, soft light not 100W. Indirect not focused beam}

Posted by: Adriane the Philosophy Critic ... at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (LPnfS)

754 Everyone needs to chill out and listen

to The Cars first album.



I agree - that would be very good to chill, or listen to The Cars' first album, or both. But if you have to prioritize - then chill, no negative waves.


https://tinyurl.com/q8vc8x5

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:33 AM (D2IX6)

755 729 Really, the press is more like Kevin Costner in The Big Chill.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:24 AM (Eicbe)

Was he in that for real? I never saw it. To me it would be like watching, I don't know, perhaps The Big Chill?
The first movie I remember him in was Silverado.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:26 AM (n13/j)

the reference to Costner in the Big Chill is a cute trivia joke - he filmed several scenes, but they were all cut from the final edit, leaving him with only one - as the Body, a suicide victim who's death brings the other characters together.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (V2Yro)

756 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:29 AM (miJU3)

Hot dog "rounds" with pill stuffed in the center works for me, but cheese is good as well!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (BiNEL)

757
Wandered off.
Did stuff.
Came back.
Read stuff.
Oh, look!
More stuff!
Not for me.
Got to go.

Give us this day
our bread for tomorrow
Refresh our souls
with the water of Life

▆▅▃▂▁

Posted by: mindful webworker
sponge stoppers
at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (Sr48m)

758 Kevin Costner in The Big Chill = Not really in the picture anymore

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (Eicbe)

759 Gonna get outta here tonight before I get myself in any more trouble. Goodnight everyone. Thanks for the chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 24, 2020 12:35 AM (L2ZTs)

760 Ned. Come on, you knew that. That is classic Americana.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:30 AM (n13/j)

--------

BIIING!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 24, 2020 12:35 AM (XVuno)

761 Night qdpsteve.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 12:36 AM (QrImU)

762
"I don't recall Kevin Costner in The Big Chill."

========

They filmed a scene with him serving dinner to the gang back when they were in college. It was going to be a flashback at the very end of the movie, but the creators decided to cut it. It may be out there somewhere. I read the original screenplay once and he was the last character you saw before The End.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 24, 2020 12:36 AM (G51Gf)

763 Singing to my ONT:



I don't care if you hurt me some moreI don't care if you even the score
Well, you can knock me and I don't care
Well, you can mock me, I don't care
You can rock me just 'bout anywhere
It's alright

[Chorus]
'Cause you're all I've got tonight
You're all I've got tonight
You're all I've got tonight
I need you tonight
I need you tonight

[Verse 2]
I don't care if you use me again
I don't care if you abuse me again
You can make me, I don't care
And you can fake me, I don't care
And you can love me just 'bout anywhere
It's alright
'Cause...

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 24, 2020 12:36 AM (ufFY8)

764 AOP, are you gonna yell at everyone else here who still uses FB from time to time or just me?
Posted by: qdpsteve at March 23, 2020 11:39 PM (L2ZTs)

Pretty much everyone. It is evil.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:37 AM (miJU3)

765
The onions... they turned black and end up tasting exactly like... bacon. It was the craziest, tastiest thing.

We roast vegetables. Wife has food allergies. New thing for both of us. Root veggies take time, except onions. Roast them 45 minutes, and it's like jerky.
But caramelized onions are not the same animal as braised onions, which are not the same as sweated... the most versatile, and most varied tasting thing I know.
Hello, my name is Mark, and I'm an onion junkie...

Posted by: MarkY at March 24, 2020 12:37 AM (kcZr2)

766 758
Kevin Costner in The Big Chill = Not really in the picture anymore

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (Eicbe)


Someone had to be the MacGuffin.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:37 AM (D2IX6)

767 747 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:21 AM (rCwaK)

Posted earlier, but when gov Coonman announced the school closings for Virginia, the first comment on the Fairfax county web site was a request from "Anonymous " to ban all direct press briefings to prevent President Trump from spreading lies and bad information!

They are certifiable! Bat shit isn't just for soup anymore!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:31 AM (BiNEL)


These are people sitting at home watching Rachel Maddow. I have some relatives like this - without anything to do they're drooling on themselves and mumbling "Orange Man bad".

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 12:38 AM (wGeit)

768 Good night, qdpsteve!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 12:39 AM (d6Ksn)

769 That onion jam recipe from a recent food thread was great. I made some, and put it on plain burgers, which elevated them to the ethereal plane.

Took a long time to make, though.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:39 AM (dOV9E)

770


#TwoWeeks

Posted by: Jay Inslee D WA at March 24, 2020 12:39 AM (sy5kK)

771 You're all I've got tonight
You're all I've got tonight

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at March 24, 2020 12:36 AM (ufFY
---
... So cool your tits

would have made it an all-time favorite of women everywhere.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:39 AM (Eicbe)

772 the reference to Costner in the Big Chill is a cute
trivia joke - he filmed several scenes, but they were all cut from the
final edit, leaving him with only one - as the Body, a suicide victim
who's death brings the other characters together.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 24, 2020 12:34 AM (V2Yro)

I get it now, thanks for the info I never saw the film and also never heard about him being cut out. It shows we can't be in on everything. I pride myself on trivia but missed that one for sure.

Another time here I made a joke about a Remains of the Day lunch box. I thought I was being off the wall and esoteric. Turns out, as others here told me, there was one made for a movie or comedy show. Now that is pretty weird when you think about it. I was just spouting nonsense lol.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:40 AM (n13/j)

773 Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 12:38 AM (wGeit)

Worst part is that their vote counts more than yours...

Because they vote at least twice!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 12:40 AM (BiNEL)

774 My hair cut gal says to her lady friends:

I know things are tough but I'm telling you....

DO NOT cut your own bangs...

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:41 AM (Bwqq4)

775 Someone had to be the MacGuffin.
Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 12:37 AM (D2IX6)
----
That would have been a cool name for him: Joe McGuffin.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:42 AM (Eicbe)

776 So Mis Hum...I do occasionally drop an f bomb here. Out of curiosity, how much blue language is too much blue language?

Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 24, 2020 12:42 AM (nAiE/)

777 That layer of beef fat, that you skim from the top of the broth, after it's cooled? Cook some hamburgers in a few tablespoons of that. Yum.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:32 AM (dOV9E)


That beef fat also makes a good roux for gravy instead of butter. Not that there's anything wrong with butter. But beef fat. That's why Mickey D's French fries used to taste so good, they were cooked in beef tallow.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 12:43 AM (Y8PSl)

778 Meremortal!

Onion jam. Easy, great, many variations. My usual is red onions, black pepper, port wine, a little balsamic vinegar, slow cooked in a pan for a long time.

Great on burgers, other beef, chicken, even crackers with cream cheese.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:43 AM (El6T/)

779 When we were young, and short of funds, Mrs Splunge asked me to try cutting her hair. I thought, how hard can it be? And gave it a shot.

Apparently her expensive hairdresser and she had a good laugh over my efforts, as they struggled to mitigate the damage.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:43 AM (dOV9E)

780 TBC was supposed to be Costner's debut.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:44 AM (Eicbe)

781 Hey rhomboid, salutes.

That thingie sounds great cause I like all the ingredients.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:45 AM (Bwqq4)

782 A man's love is mighty,
He'll even buy a nightie,
For a gal that he thinks is fun!
But they don't buy pajamas,
For pistol-packin' mamas,
Oh you caint git a man with a gun!

(good advice from Irving Berlin, via "Annie Get Your Gun")

Posted by: mnw at March 23, 2020 11:51 PM (Cssks)

Lay that pistol down, babe:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=OIL_27LD4IE

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:46 AM (miJU3)

783 I love swearing. I hurl curses and epithets with a vibrant enthusiasm. I can't imagine an AoS without vulgarity. I don't even want to. It's disgusting.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 24, 2020 12:46 AM (II2Y0)

784 777 That beef fat also makes a good roux for gravy instead of butter. Not that there's anything wrong with butter. But beef fat. That's why Mickey D's French fries used to taste so good, they were cooked in beef tallow.
Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 12:43 AM (Y8PSl)


There is something really special about potatoes cooked in beef fat. They don't wind up tasting like beef, but they're somehow extra perfect. I made some potato chips that way once, and they were so good that the product of 2 hours labor just vanished among 4 people between blinks.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:46 AM (dOV9E)

785 They live by a code
(Dit dit dit dit)
That is usually SMPTE
Which stands for
*Society of Motion Picture & Television Engineers*

Posted by: Johnathan Birks at March 24, 2020 12:47 AM (x7aZO)

786

I remember the first non stick pan we got the kids and I used a whole pound of cheese, toasting it to check the no stick part.

Cheddar, if memory serves.

Posted by: irongrampa at March 24, 2020 12:48 AM (KATBx)

787
TBC was supposed to be Costner's debut.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:44 AM (Eicbe)

he was Frat Boy no. 1 in Night Shift. That was a good movie.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 12:49 AM (n13/j)

788 My hair cut gal says to her lady friends:



I know things are tough but I'm telling you....



DO NOT cut your own bangs...

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:41 AM (Bwqq4)

Only made that mistake one time.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:49 AM (rCwaK)

789 Meremortal, true, and it's so easy. Just slice those onions up thin. Any red wine will do, though port has the sugar that I think adds something (dry red wine, just toss in a few spoons of sugar). And lots of black pepper. Beef loves black pepper.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:49 AM (El6T/)

790 Quarantine Binge-Watching Report, Taking One For The Team Division:

The Handmaid's Tale, Ep. 3, Review:

1. Troubled and disturbed that 1/2 the country thinks this is Christianity and the inevitable result of the other 1/2 not wanting to kill babies with abortion.

2. Laughing so hard at how completely insane every scene is that I am actually crying.

3. Yvonne Strahovski is still hot even playing the most horrible woman alive.

I cannot stop laughing at this show.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 12:50 AM (N1kno)

791 My hair cut gal says to her lady friends:

I know things are tough but I'm telling you....

DO NOT cut your own bangs...
Posted by: Meremortal at March




are bangs a thing anymore?

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:50 AM (HALdu)

792 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 12:50 AM (Mp5k2)

793 Potatoes cooked in duck fat are heavenly.

It's worth putting up with the woke customers at Whole Foods to buy duck fat there. I wish there was some other store I could find it.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 12:51 AM (d6Ksn)

794 I love swearing. I hurl curses and epithets with a vibrant enthusiasm. I can't imagine an AoS without vulgarity. I don't even want to. It's disgusting.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March



I thought everything was ok except *hantilly

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:51 AM (HALdu)

795 Have a nice little container of bacon fat for cooking, but no beef fat. Will work on that. But grill most beef - probably why I don't have any.

Next time I do popcorn, trying the bacon fat.

Sort of the definition of "how bad could it be?".

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:51 AM (El6T/)

796 I love swearing. I hurl curses and epithets with a vibrant enthusiasm. I
can't imagine an AoS without vulgarity. I don't even want to. It's
disgusting.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March




I'm actually reserved here compared to real life. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 24, 2020 12:52 AM (9Om/r)

797 Only made that mistake one time.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 12:49 AM (rCwaK)

I did it when I was about 7. Ended up with bangs that were about a half inch long.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 12:52 AM (d6Ksn)

798 That onion jam recipe from a recent food thread was great. I made some, and put it on plain burgers, which elevated them to the ethereal plane.

Took a long time to make, though.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:39 AM (dOV9E)


I call my hot dog onions 'onion pudding'. Sweating the onions takes time, but you get a big pot of onion juice which mixes the tomato paste well, then the long slow cooking to get them to a pudding-lie consistency, using a wooden spatula to break up the onions as they cook on low for a couple of hours until very thick. They are not sloppy or drippy, but stay where you pile them -- on the hot dog. Spiced to your taste. Mine have a bit of heat, sort of an onion chili.

I hate that Sabrett's hot dog onions crap sold in the grocery store. So damn watery. Shitty flavor, too.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 12:52 AM (Y8PSl)

799 So Mis Hum...I do occasionally drop an f bomb here. Out of curiosity, how much blue language is too much blue language?
Posted by: redbanzai the Southerner at March 24, 2020 12:42 AM (nAiE/)

I don't know about the rest of it, but a c word about female anatomy is a banning.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 12:53 AM (Rz2Nc)

800 coyotes in the neighbors yard. noisy bastards. lead poisoning may be in their future.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:53 AM (KP5rU)

801 Donna, you're in CA, right? Maybe a smaller gourmet store. If there's a French deli/store anywhere near you, they'll have it. Bodegas, probably not (but good lard).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:53 AM (El6T/)

802 When we were young, and short of funds, Mrs Splunge asked me to try cutting her hair. I thought, how hard can it be? And gave it a shot.

Apparently her expensive hairdresser and she had a good laugh over my efforts, as they struggled to mitigate the damage.
Posted by: Splunge at March



dude, no matter how hot a girl is there are some things you never ever do.

but you did get a funny story, and that is worth lots.

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:54 AM (HALdu)

803 1. Troubled and disturbed that 1/2 the country thinks this is Christianity

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 12:50 AM (N1kno)
---
The Devil has many snares. And is able misinform by apathy and lack of interest.

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:54 AM (Eicbe)

804 coyotes in the neighbors yard. noisy bastards. lead poisoning may be in their future.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:53 AM (KP5rU)

If you're allowed to shoot them, shoot them.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 12:55 AM (Rz2Nc)

805 Has Nancy Pelosi been arrested by the US Marshals for the crime of attempted kidnapping of a whole nation for extortion yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 12:55 AM (Mp5k2)

806 So that photo up top - Baghdad 2003? Don't remember those light towers at the parade plaza, where "Saddam's Hands" with the swords statues are, that was the usual place to pose for shots like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:55 AM (El6T/)

807 Affleck's been channeling that stiff ever since.

Posted by: klaftern at March 24, 2020 12:55 AM (RuIsu)

808 804: not allowed. but, never stopped me before.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:56 AM (KP5rU)

809 I thought everything was ok except *hantilly
Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:51 AM (HALdu)
---
And semprini

Posted by: Axeman at March 24, 2020 12:56 AM (Eicbe)

810 Anna, no. But you expected that answer.

Howz the madness at the store? Or some normal patterns returning, yet?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:57 AM (El6T/)

811 DO NOT cut your own bangs...
Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 12:41 AM (Bwqq4)
Only made that mistake one time.
Posted by: Miley

Only made that mistake about two dozen times on a single occasion: Picture Day-4th Grade.

Posted by: Downcast at March 24, 2020 12:57 AM (xgpfE)

812 go to admit, neil young was half assed good at tuning a guitar. usually took him the whole fucking album. fuck that guy.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (KP5rU)

He had a few good songs that were not overtly political, but he wore out his welcome with the political crap.

He did a cover of the old Fats Domino hit, Walkin' To New Orleans, and he played and sang it straight, and it was not bad at all. Kept the whine under control, he did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 12:57 AM (miJU3)

813 Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:53 AM (El6T/)

No, I am in Wisconsin. it's me, donna is the California donna.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 12:59 AM (d6Ksn)

814 TP is still well nigh non-existent but our bottled water stock is much better. Not looked at hand sanitzer aisle but where boxes of Kleenex are supposed to be, those are still empty.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 01:00 AM (Mp5k2)

815 805 Has Nancy Pelosi been arrested by the US Marshals for the crime of attempted kidnapping of a whole nation for extortion yet?
Posted by: Anna Puma

I would love to see Pelosi brought in for questioning about her daughter's mental health, to determine her whereabouts and if she's a danger to Senator Paul.

Posted by: Downcast at March 24, 2020 01:00 AM (xgpfE)

816 are bangs a thing anymore?

Posted by: not so at March 24, 2020 12:50 AM (HALdu)


It all cycles back to the surface of now.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - The Outrage Outlet Is Sponsoring Methcalibur - The Musical!! at March 24, 2020 01:01 AM (D2IX6)

817 later, horde. be well.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 01:01 AM (KP5rU)

818 Joe Biden hasn't held a live press conference in the last 2 weeks.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2020 01:01 AM (sy5kK)

819 814 TP is still well nigh non-existent but our bottled water stock is much better. Not looked at hand sanitzer aisle but where boxes of Kleenex are supposed to be, those are still empty.
Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 01:00 AM (Mp5k2)


I'm good on TP, but the paper towels are going to run out soon. Sigh.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (wGeit)

820 Goodnight, chavez and the rest of the horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (d6Ksn)

821 Gotta be deliberately obtuse. It's just not that hard.

Posted by: JC. Idaho bot. at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (377Zs)

822 818 Joe Biden hasn't held a live press conference in the last 2 weeks.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2020 01:01 AM (sy5kK)


Did you see the last one he did? His brain stopped working and they ended it. I'm wondering if the guy actually had a stroke.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (wGeit)

823 I think the rules are (and I have no fucking idea for sure, just by observation):

-no directed curses (Ex. Look you inveterate bootlicker... this is also an example where the language is not the problem, but intent and direction. Hell, I think we have all said worse to Insom- as a joke. You can say shit to a buddy at a bar that you would not say to the biker dude with the hot girlfriend unless you are flying on tequila and think you have too many teeth in your mouth.)

-particular words. (This can change and also seems to depend on the cob hosting.)

The biggest thing is usually stay to common usage swears and not direct them AT anyone here. Also, do not go overboard on frequency. If you are posting more than one expletive per, say, 100 words, you may be going overboard and get a warning.

Again, this is just my observation and this very comment may get a warning.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (QrImU)

824 Night chavez.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:03 AM (QrImU)

825 Night Donna of the Ampersands.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (QrImU)

826 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)

827 There is something really special about potatoes cooked in beef fat. They don't wind up tasting like beef, but they're somehow extra perfect. I made some potato chips that way once, and they were so good that the product of 2 hours labor just vanished among 4 people between blinks.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:46 AM (dOV9E)


When I make my crock pot pot roast, I use the Better Than Bouillon Beef and water for liquid and put whole small red potatoes on the bottom underneath the meat. After 8 hours or so, the potatoes have been cooked in beef broth/fat and are absolutely delicious. If there any leftovers, the potatoes are cold chopped and made into hash browns with fried eggs for breakfast.

I get my love of potatoes from my Mom's Irish side and my love of paprika from my Dad's Hungarian side. Potatoes and paprika are perfect together, too.

/I'm sheltering in place in the kitchen.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (Y8PSl)

828 One of my favorite parts of the Theory of Evolution is the idea that all this amazing tasting food just "evolved" here with us. I mean, we defied galactic odds by merely *existing*, let alone for any length of time. By all accounts we should be living in a world where slop is the dish du jour - and the "most fit" folks were the ones that could use the slop most efficiently - but instead we have fruits, and herbs and spices and roasted veggies, and animals taste amazing.

It's all just a lucky coincidence I'm sure.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:05 AM (Ea8oc)

829 I love swearing. I hurl curses and epithets with a vibrant enthusiasm. I
can't imagine an AoS without vulgarity. I don't even want to. It's
disgusting.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March




I'm actually reserved here compared to real life. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
---------

It's oft quoted here, usually around Christmas, Ralphie about his father:

"He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. But, I chickened out and said the first name that came to mind. ... In the heat of battle, my father wove a tapestry of obscenity, that as far as we know is still hanging in space over Lake Michigan."



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 01:05 AM (xSo9G)

830 They are trying to get a robot Joey Bidet up and running, but to act like the real one always results in the robot suffering a BSOD.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 01:05 AM (Mp5k2)

831 826 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)

I think they are realizing if everything goes to hell, they are kind of screwed. The thing is, having a supply of bottled water is not going to help much if everything REALLY goes to hell. You need a way to make questionable water potable.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:05 AM (QrImU)

832 826 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)


I've been asking that since day 1. You need a few days worth of water for earthquakes and such, but this isn't that kind of crisis.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (wGeit)

833 There is something really special about potatoes cooked in beef fat. They don't wind up tasting like beef, but they're somehow extra perfect. I made some potato chips that way once, and they were so good that the product of 2 hours labor just vanished among 4 people between blinks.
Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 12:46 AM (dOV9E)

Lard is mighty fine for making French Fries, too. There's a brew pub in Gilbert, Arizona Wilderness, that does duck fat fries. They aren't bad, but they tend to cut them too thin, and cook them too long.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (miJU3)

834 Joe Biden hasn't held a live press conference in the last 2 weeks.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2020 01:01 AM (sy5kK)

How many did Obama do when he was running? Three? How many did he do as president? Another three?

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (Ea8oc)

835 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?
Posted by: Quint
--------

Water? Why TP? Logic is useless at moment like this.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (CDGwz)

836 It's all just a lucky coincidence I'm sure.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:05 AM (Ea8oc)

Yep. Complete coincidence. Amazing how many of them there are.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (QrImU)

837 not allowed. but, never stopped me before.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:56 AM (KP5rU)

I live rural, coyotes can be shot on sight. If neighbors don't mind, shoot em.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Rz2Nc)

838 Next time I do popcorn, trying the bacon fat.

Sort of the definition of "how bad could it be?".

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 12:51 AM (El6T/)


I'm so stealing that idea. Thank you for that 'using the bacon fat in my fridge' suggestion.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Y8PSl)

839 I've been asking that since day 1. You need a few
days worth of water for earthquakes and such, but this isn't that kind
of crisis.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (wGeit)

Personally, I drink it and I don't want to not be able to get it.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Ea8oc)

840 Aestius, a few have cottoned to that in my store.

The Life Straws are selling quickly and so are water purification tablets. But then again am in rural flyover country that still has quite a few country folks.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Mp5k2)

841 Not known for their cuisine, which is a shame. Because in England they fry bread in bacon fat. Now *that* is something special.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:08 AM (Ea8oc)

842 Personally, I drink it and I don't want to not be able to get it.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Ea8oc)


Yeah, but it won't kill you to be without like running out of food will.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (wGeit)

843 And oh yeah the water filter aisle in Hardware is also pretty picked over.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (Mp5k2)

844 841 Not known for their cuisine, which is a shame. Because in England they fry bread in bacon fat. Now *that* is something special.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:08 AM (Ea8oc)

I think someone mentioned this before, but why hasn't anyone done deep fried, breaded bacon?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (QrImU)

845 Why do people buy a year's worth of TP?

Probably a similar reason.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (sy5kK)

846 I missed the TP rush, and am hoping my supplies hold out.

I missed the paper towel rush, and am hoping my supplies hold out.

But damn if I didn't get ahead of the tonic water rush. Once everyone sorts out that Quinine is the baby version of that drug everyone's so excited about, I'll bet the shelves will empty. I make my own, which makes about the best G&Ts ever, but Mrs. Splunge wants something more like the commercial stuff, so I hit up SodaStream today.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 01:10 AM (dOV9E)

847 The rules at AoS have always been:

1. Sometimes people are on the rag, and when they are, watch your shit.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (Ea8oc)

848
If neighbors don't mind, shoot em.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42


Phrasing

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (aKsyK)

849 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)

It's on the government list of things to stockpile. Of course the list is for hurricanes, earthquakes, power outages. The Chinese death virus doesn't have the ability to take out our water supply, unless it mutates! Everyone panick!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (Rz2Nc)

850 844 I think someone mentioned this before, but why hasn't anyone done deep fried, breaded bacon?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (QrImU)


Ever hear the expression "to paint fine gold, or gild the lily?" Yeah. That's why. No need to mess with perfection.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (dOV9E)

851 I think someone mentioned this before, but why hasn't anyone done deep fried, breaded bacon?



Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (QrImU)

Now you've got me wondering.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:12 AM (Ea8oc)

852 You need a way to make questionable water potable.
Posted by: Aetius451AD
----

I've been poking about, looking for a brand of calcium hypochlorite that is suitable for water purification.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 01:12 AM (CDGwz)

853 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)

Well, if municipal water supplies go down, it's nice to have some pure water on hand for drinking and cooking. I carry some in the vehicle, mostly for the dog to drink.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:13 AM (miJU3)

854 Phrasing
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (aKsyK)

Lol, please don't shoot your neighbors. I can't stress that enough.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 01:13 AM (Rz2Nc)

855 Ever hear the expression "to paint fine gold, or gild the lily?" Yeah. That's why. No need to mess with perfection.
Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 01:11 AM (dOV9E)

I am not talking standard bacon, but particularly thick cut stuff. Maybe double the thickness of 'thick' pre-sliced bacon.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:14 AM (QrImU)

856 Personally, I drink it and I don't want to not be able to get it.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Ea8oc)



Yeah, but it won't kill you to be without like running out of food will.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:09 AM (wGeit)

I know but I *really* don't like tap water. Plus my water board sends out a warning every year that there is bad stuff in the water that they can't get out, and can't be boiled out. But drink up if you feel like it.

Besides I've stocked up on a ton of stuff that won't kill me to be without. Do I really need cream cheese? No, but I eat it so I've bought some extra.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:14 AM (Ea8oc)

857 at least they didn't bring in Christopher Plummer to do all Costner's scene.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 24, 2020 01:14 AM (ykYG2)

858

Pacific Gas and Electric, announced Monday that it would plead guilty to 84 state counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:15 AM (aKsyK)

859 Anna, thanks for the sitrep.

Donna - of WI! - sorry about that. Shoulda known.

In compensation, a salute, kind of -

&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:15 AM (El6T/)

860 Pacific Gas and Electric, announced Monday that it would plead guilty to 84 state counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:15 AM (aKsyK)

What the hell? Was there actual negligence found? I have not been paying much attention since wild fire season and them shutting the power off over there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:17 AM (QrImU)

861 Bottled water, toilet paper, paper towels...

It can only mean one thing.

The dreaded...

Giant paper mache heads.

Posted by: Meremortal at March 24, 2020 01:17 AM (Bwqq4)

862 856 I know but I *really* don't like tap water. Plus my water board sends out a warning every year that there is bad stuff in the water that they can't get out, and can't be boiled out. But drink up if you feel like it.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:14 AM (Ea8oc)


When I moved into this house, it had a reverse osmosis filtering system on the sink. I told the filter replacement guy to rip it out; it took up so much of the meager space under there, but he said it was a really happening system, and I should keep it, so I did.

The normal tap water tastes crappy during parts of the year, but not my super-filtered water. No minerals in the coffee maker, so no de-scaling needed. Feeds to the ice-maker, so no scaling problems there either. Now I never want to be without one.

Posted by: Splunge at March 24, 2020 01:18 AM (dOV9E)

863 Pacific Gas and Electric, announced Monday that it would plead guilty to 84 state counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:15 AM (aKsyK)

Enjoy life without natural gas and electricity CA.!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at March 24, 2020 01:18 AM (Rz2Nc)

864 Mike H., I've got a few small bottles of calcium hypochlorite - bought off Amazon - is there a brand issue? If it's the pure chemical compound, there wouldn't be, right?

But I haven't looked up/printed out the directions for use to purify water.

Have a decent supply of bottled water (earthquakes).

Will not be caught with less than 3 months of TP again - a new "preparedness" metric entirely in response to the idiocy of the bipeds living around me, er, "fellow Americans" or something.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:18 AM (El6T/)

865 RickZ, I just keep the fat from when I fry (thick cut) bacon in the pan. End up using it here/there for cooking where flavor enhancement is called for. Have never used it with popcorn - and it was not my idea, some Moron on the Sunday cooking thread mentioned it. Though it is kind of obvious and intuitive when you think about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:21 AM (El6T/)

866 I've been asking that since day 1. You need a few

days worth of water for earthquakes and such, but this isn't that kind

of crisis.


Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:06 AM (wGeit)

Personally, I drink it and I don't want to not be able to get it.


Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:07 AM (Ea8oc)

that is a good argument for the tp rush. It would suck to need it and not be able to get it. That everyone is hording it is alone a good reason to want to buy some, sigh.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:21 AM (n13/j)

867 ..I'm good on TP, but the paper towels are going to run out soon. Sigh.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 01:02 AM (wGeit)




Have you tried the Save-a-Size rolls?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

/izz he funnin', or izz he zerious?

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 01:23 AM (QzJWU)

868 Not gonna bother figure it out or look it up, but with the crop in oil prices, about now I'd guess CA residents may be close to double, or at least 75% more, for energy than the rest of America. Counting gasoline and basic utilities.

A little stupid, self-destructive Germany right here in America.

Though in Germany I don't think there's nearly as much theft and grifting involved - it's sincere, ignorant idiocy, economic and scientific illiteracy.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:23 AM (El6T/)

869 Serious question, why is everyone buying bottled
water? I don't like my water that much and I use a filter. I also use
bottled water too so I am not acting as if I am above it or separated
from it. But what is the argument for why everyone needs bottled water?

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:04 AM (n13/j)



Well, if municipal water supplies go down, it's nice to have some
pure water on hand for drinking and cooking. I carry some in the
vehicle, mostly for the dog to drink.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:13 AM (miJU3)

I hear you and I bought some too. But we all have magic water producers in our homes. We really don't have anything else like it. If someone came up with a bacon tap, now that would be something.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:24 AM (n13/j)

870 Personally I love the half-size paper towels. Rarely use more than the half-sheet. Plus, you get roll off 20 full sheets if you please, process doesn't change.

I think this "issue" belonged in the "First World Problems" thread a few days back .....

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:24 AM (El6T/)

871 Besides I've stocked up on a ton of stuff that won't
kill me to be without. Do I really need cream cheese? No, but I eat it
so I've bought some extra.


Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 01:14 AM (Ea8oc)

I took care of the tp and booze issue first, because, priorities.

I probably will never get a mask or those rubber gloves until it is all over.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:26 AM (n13/j)

872 that is a good argument for the tp rush. It would suck to need it and not be able to get it. That everyone is hording it is alone a good reason to want to buy some, sigh.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:21 AM (n13/j)

Neither WalMart nor the dollar store had TP, or any other paper products today. But I was able to get a dozen eggs at WM. Large, brown, "organic" eggs. Aren't all eggs "organic"? I mean they all come out of chickens' butts, not the exhaust pipe of a tractor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:26 AM (miJU3)

873
Not gonna bother figure it out or look it up, but with the crop in oil
prices, about now I'd guess CA residents may be close to double, or at
least 75% more, for energy than the rest of America. Counting gasoline
and basic utilities.



A little stupid, self-destructive Germany right here in America.



Though in Germany I don't think there's nearly as much theft and
grifting involved - it's sincere, ignorant idiocy, economic and
scientific illiteracy.





Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:23 AM (El6T/)

and ten to one Germany has a better public school system.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:27 AM (n13/j)

874
This made me laugh out loud. I was reading about gold prices and buying (which is typical in panics) and someone quipped, they're buying gold like it's toilet paper!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:28 AM (f1Vqw)

875 End up using it here/there for cooking where flavor enhancement is called for. Have never used it with popcorn - and it was not my idea, some Moron on the Sunday cooking thread mentioned it. Though it is kind of obvious and intuitive when you think about it.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:21 AM (El6T/)


Yeah, it is so intuitive I never thought of it. LOL! I use stored in the fridge bacon fat for a lot of things, like starting my string beans with it and most of my soups as well. Used it this past weekend to start my curried lentil soup with kielbasa, e.g. But I never thought of using it to cook popcorn!

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:28 AM (Y8PSl)

876 I hear you and I bought some too. But we all have magic water producers in our homes. We really don't have anything else like it. If someone came up with a bacon tap, now that would be something.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:24 AM (n13/j)

Well, I had a flat that was mostly used up. Found that Home Depot had some, limit 2 flats per customer. I bought one flat. Not hoarding; just replenishing my usual stock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:29 AM (miJU3)

877 Well Boris has just shut down the country.



Monday morning my daughter who was due to start her new job Tuesday got a phone call telling her they won't be needing her now.
Her boyfriend arrived home early after being made redundant.
I arrive into work to start a night shift to be told that the factory will be closed sometime this week, probably for good.
Three livelihoods in the family wiped out in 24hrs over a not particularly fatal flu bug.

I still know of no one I know who is even ill.

To justify this reaction I'd be expecting to have to wade through corpses in the street.

Forgive me if I'm a little bitter and cynical about the whole thing.

Someone coughed and the planet shit it's pants.


What a f**king day.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (LGdIZ)

878
that is a good argument for the tp rush. It would suck to need it and
not be able to get it. That everyone is hording it is alone a good
reason to want to buy some, sigh.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:21 AM (n13/j)



Neither WalMart nor the dollar store had TP, or any other paper
products today. But I was able to get a dozen eggs at WM. Large, brown,
"organic" eggs. Aren't all eggs "organic"? I mean they all come out of
chickens' butts, not the exhaust pipe of a tractor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:26 AM (miJU3)

I went down that scary path and it only led to buying eggs for $7 a carton. Guys one youtube will spin such a tale that in the end, if your chicken doesn't have a beach house on Malibu, it is not worth buying her eggs.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (n13/j)

879 and ten to one Germany has a better public school system.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:27 AM (n13/j)

Their kids might be more literate, but they are undoubtedly being fed the entire litany of enviro-commie propaganda.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (miJU3)

880 Mike H., I've got a few small bottles of calcium hypochlorite - bought off Amazon - is there a brand issue? If it's the pure chemical compound, there wouldn't be, right?
---

The question is, does it contain an algaecide?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 01:31 AM (xSo9G)

881 Aren't all eggs "organic"? I mean they all come out of chickens' butts, not the exhaust pipe of a tractor.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:26 AM (miJU3)


What makes eggs 'organic' is the feed for the chickens. No antibiotics, stuff like that.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:31 AM (Y8PSl)

882 What a f**king day.
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (LGdIZ)

That's rough, man. Good luck to all of you. Sanity will return, at some point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:33 AM (QrImU)

883
The reason food tastes good is because that's what you need. I'm sure some alien with totally different biochemistry might find what you think is delicious to be horrible, if they even have any sense of what we call "taste at all".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:34 AM (f1Vqw)

884 I went down that scary path and it only led to buying eggs for $7 a carton. Guys one youtube will spin such a tale that in the end, if your chicken doesn't have a beach house on Malibu, it is not worth buying her eggs.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (n13/j)

I can't even tell you what I paid for the eggs. ISTR that the "organic" ones cost maybe 50% more than the "tortured in cages" eggs. But they had them on the shelf, and very dozens at that, and then some boxes of 60 eggs. Sixty is too many eggs for me, for the remaining time I will be here. A dozen is about right. Usually, I make an effort to avoid all foods marked "organic", unless there is no alternative.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:35 AM (miJU3)

885 I hear you and I bought some too. But we all have
magic water producers in our homes. We really don't have anything else
like it. If someone came up with a bacon tap, now that would be
something.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:24 AM (n13/j)



Well, I had a flat that was mostly used up. Found that Home Depot
had some, limit 2 flats per customer. I bought one flat. Not hoarding;
just replenishing my usual stock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:29 AM (miJU3)

I drink it too. Hell, bottled water saved the soda companies like Coke. We love the stuff, no doubt there. But if your water is truly dangerous, as in it can hurt you, well that is a big freaking deal and pretty rare in the USA or CA.

My point was there is nothing about this virus that should make people think they need to horde bottled water, or tp. The stores will be open tomorrow. It is just interesting to me is all. Same with when we have a snowstorm. Everyone buys milk, tp, and bread. I get it, people don't want to go out or be forced to go out.
Not much more i can say about it as bottled water is a mainstay in this country. I bet people with real potable water issues would be bemused by it all.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:36 AM (n13/j)

886 One of my favorite parts of the Theory of Evolution is the idea that all this amazing tasting food just "evolved" here with us. I mean, we defied galactic odds by merely *existing*, let alone for any length of time. By all accounts we should be living in a world where slop is the dish du jour - and the "most fit" folks were the ones that could use the slop most efficiently - but instead we have fruits, and herbs and spices and roasted veggies, and animals taste amazing.

It's all just a lucky coincidence I'm sure.

Posted by: ...


My favorite part is how DNA just created itself randomly and began to code all of the randomly self-creating proteins to do complicated life stuff.

Saw a debate by a jackass physicist and Stephen Meyer of the Discovery Institute (Author of Signature in the Cell, and orher works). Jackass was mocking Meyer whilst himself stating that something called Negative Gravity meant that the universe created itself spontaneously from nothing. Which is even more of a "faith based" beluef than God creating the Universe.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 01:37 AM (N1kno)

887 The reason food tastes good is because that's what you need. I'm sure some alien with totally different biochemistry might find what you think is delicious to be horrible, if they even have any sense of what we call "taste at all".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:34 AM (f1Vqw)

That is a decent, reasonable explanation, but some food is... transcendent. It defies reason.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:37 AM (QrImU)

888 Congrats! It's your TP Anniversary.

Posted by: klaftern at March 24, 2020 01:37 AM (RuIsu)

889
Miley and I went to the grocery store this afternoon. Eggs were cleaned out. Nothing by a couple of cartons with busted up eggs left.

TP cleaned out. Baby wipes and baby stuff cleaned out. Cleaning supplies mostly cleaned out. All the dishwasher pods and powder were gone, but a few bottles of the off the brand hand detergent left. No Dawn at all.

Canned meats and vegetables pretty much cleaned out, only the crappy stuff that no one much cares for left.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:38 AM (f1Vqw)

890 What makes eggs 'organic' is the feed for the chickens. No antibiotics, stuff like that.
Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:31 AM (Y8PSl)

Yeah, I know that. Still bullshit. A & W drive-ins in Canada were promoting eggs from chickens fed only a vegetarian diet. So not free-range, I guess, since free-range chickens eat bugs and worms. It's all bullshit virtue-signaling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:39 AM (miJU3)

891 Ditto on the German schools. I'm confident, overall, much better (though that country may have recently created a low-performing cohort, such as we have), but garbage in = garbage out.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:39 AM (El6T/)

892 RickZ, damn, that soup sounds great.

The only lentil soup I do is lentil with smoked turkey leg in the slow cooker (green peppers, onions, oregano, pepper), which is damn good and easy.

Mind posting the ingredients for yours?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:40 AM (El6T/)

893 I think someone mentioned this before, but why hasn't anyone done deep fried, breaded bacon?

Posted by: Aetius451AD


Because the Human body is not able to withstand the sheer deliciousness of such a thing.

Instant Death By Taste Bud Detonation.

Not a pretty way to go. But certainly a tasty one.

Proceed with caution.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 01:41 AM (N1kno)

894 Yeah, I know that. Still bullshit. A & W drive-ins in Canada were promoting eggs from chickens fed only a vegetarian diet. So not free-range, I guess, since free-range chickens eat bugs and worms. It's all bullshit virtue-signaling.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:39 AM (miJU3)

Do they supervise the chickens to make sure they do not eat the occassional worm or bug? THAT is a shitty sounding job.

*sidles up to a busty redhead at the bar, strikes up a conversation. Good chemistry going*

'So what do you do?'

'I monitor chickens to make sure they only eat wholesome grains.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:42 AM (QrImU)

895 Because the Human body is not able to withstand the sheer deliciousness of such a thing.

Instant Death By Taste Bud Detonation.

Not a pretty way to go. But certainly a tasty one.

Proceed with caution.
Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 01:41 AM (N1kno)

I am willing to face the danger! I have three lbs of bacon frozen and some flour, and I am not afraid to use them!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:43 AM (QrImU)

896 I can't even tell you what I paid for the eggs. ISTR
that the "organic" ones cost maybe 50% more than the "tortured in
cages" eggs. But they had them on the shelf, and very dozens at that,
and then some boxes of 60 eggs. Sixty is too many eggs for me, for the
remaining time I will be here. A dozen is about right. Usually, I make
an effort to avoid all foods marked "organic", unless there is no
alternative.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:35 AM (miJU3)

yeah, to each is own. At some point it is a bit of an idiot tax or at least a fee to be in the "in club". In the country, free range eggs are everywhere and dirt cheap. I know people who don't know what to do with them all.

Last i heard free range was not good enough, you needed to buy pasture raised. The free range birds have a door they can use to go out but they don't use it for the most part. There is so much virtue signalling there. Sure some just want to be healthy and buy this stuff.

It is like the apple cider vinegar thing. Not once has anyone shown me what is so special about apple cider vinegar. Hell I like the stuff as a condiment. Hell, I have made many batches of strong cider. But I have never seen any science that says apple cider vinegar is any better for you than say red wine vinegar or even white vinegar.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:43 AM (n13/j)

897 Not planning another grocery store check for a few days, but fairly surprised that (apparently) lots of panic behavior persists. Figured that once it was clear, after 3-5 restockings, that the chains are unaffected, and stuff will be in the stores as usual, the panic buying would drop quickly.

Still think it will drop, quickly, at some point. But maybe not until the semi-all-clear is given?

I think the "all-clear" will be a bit multi-faceted. Some places will get the full all-clear, with varying degrees of precaution remaining in other places depending on infection/hospitalization rates.

Don't see NYC getting the all-clear for a few weeks, minimum.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:44 AM (El6T/)

898 ..What a f**king day.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:30 AM (LGdIZ)



But worry not, the Cradle to Grave welfare system there will see to it that Achmed and all his imported froth shan't suffer even a momentary depravation.

Meanwhile, it's off to the Liverpool Pathway for all you Stout Englishmen and Stalwarts to the Crown!

*break*

A crowd of 1,000 of you can mob the Peelers and separate them from their arms.

But you'd best not break your momentum from there, or yer fooked.

God SAVE the Queen.

The rest, can swing.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

899 It's all bullshit virtue-signaling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:39 AM (miJU3)


That it is.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 01:44 AM (Y8PSl)

900 Back in the 1950s my dad used to make "gravy toast" when he fried bacon for breakfast. He'd fry flour in the bacon fat pan to make a gravy, sometimes add a shot of tomato juice, and serve it up on toast. I didn't want it, never had it, but my brother and sister would gobble it up, they battled obesity as adults and I didn't but maybe that had nothing to do with gravy toast.

Posted by: yop at March 24, 2020 01:46 AM (nqhkI)

901

Well some good bad economic news. Twatter has withdrawn Q1 guidance. That means they ain't gonna do so great this quarter. Ad revenue is a bit down.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (f1Vqw)

902 That's rough, man. Good luck to all of you. Sanity will return, at some point.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:33 AM (QrImU)

+++++++++++++


Thanks. I'm trying to look on the bright side but I'm buggered if I can see even a flicker of light over here.
We are not as resilient as you Colonials.
We've become too infected with the far more virulent and dangerous socialist bug.
Once they've got us on the welfare teat they won't get us off.
I'm 57 and don't expect ever to work bargain though it will not be through a lack of of trying on my part. But there's a full on depression looming and therell be tens of millions on the dole. Bloodshed on the horizon.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (LGdIZ)

903 I am willing to face the danger! I have three lbs of bacon frozen and some flour, and I am not afraid to use them!

Posted by: Aetius451AD


"Doff your caps and bow your heads solemnly to Aetius451AD the Brave, for he/she has slipped the bonds of this mortal coil on a mission so holy, so bold, so delectible that words are simply inadequate to explain such a blessed culinary demise. He/she will be missed. . . .

Thank you.

Coffee and Bacon in the Rectory . . ."

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 01:49 AM (N1kno)

904 Started watching Justified again.

Damn good.

Posted by: Simplemind at March 24, 2020 01:49 AM (ZuGkg)

905 Well some good bad economic news. Twatter has withdrawn Q1 guidance. That means they ain't gonna do so great this quarter. Ad revenue is a bit down.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (f1Vqw)

I am trying to put my finger on the the precise feeling...

...

hmmm

...

Oh, yeah, that is vindictive delight.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:50 AM (QrImU)

906 I'm 57 and don't expect ever to work bargain though it will not be through a lack of of trying on my part. But there's a full on depression looming and therell be tens of millions on the dole. Bloodshed on the horizon.
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (LGdIZ)

Hang in there!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 01:50 AM (miJU3)

907 ..But there's a full on depression looming and therell be tens of millions on the dole. Bloodshed on the horizon.

Posted by: Sir Ian Botham at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (LGdIZ)



If the lot of you can manage to fly over on a Tourist Visa, it'd be damn well worth your bother to overstay the damn thing, and file for asylum if you must.

I'll take a planeload of Yeoman Brits, vs. a year's worth of Mestizo Midgets at our Southern Border, every time.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 01:51 AM (QzJWU)

908 904 Started watching Justified again.

Damn good.
Posted by: Simplemind at March 24, 2020 01:49 AM (ZuGkg)

The first season was damn good. The second good as they seemed to make the Boyd character more nuanced.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:51 AM (QrImU)

909
We've become too infected with the far more virulent and dangerous socialist bug.
Once they've got us on the welfare teat they won't get us off.
I'm 57 and don't expect ever to work bargain though it will not be through a lack of of trying on my part. But there's a full on depression looming and therell be tens of millions on the dole. Bloodshed on the horizon.
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham


You won't be alone. It will be world wide.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:52 AM (aKsyK)

910
Oh, Florida Man was arrested for stealing TP from a hotel. He was working on the cleaning staff, and they caught him trying to sneak a garbage can with 66 rolls into his vehicle.

He claimed he was getting it for poor people who needed it. TP Robin Hood.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:53 AM (f1Vqw)

911 By the way, a grocery store employee at a giant store in Canada tested positive today, the CEO sent out an email to customers, I quote:

"These are our steps:
We will immediately work with local public health authorities to investigate the colleague's recent shifts and direct contacts. To keep our stores safe, we will partner with public health to identify and support any colleagues who should self-isolate. They will be instructed to stay home and we will pay them in full.
Our teams will deep-clean the store based on the advice of public health, over and above our new, daily cleaning protocols put in place at the start of COVID-19.
We will close immediately if we are informed of a colleague testing positive. We know communities consider us an essential service right now, but we ask for your patience as we will remain closed for as long as it takes to deep-clean, or on the advice of public health.
We will be completely transparent by communicating directly to customers who have recently shopped in the affected store. For example, in the current case, we have talked to all colleagues, posted a notice to local social media, and emailed thousands of individual customers who used their PC Optimum account in that particular location."

Posted by: yop at March 24, 2020 01:53 AM (nqhkI)

912 Mike H., checked, don't see anything other than "99%" on the hypochlorite bottle. Nothing about algaecide.

Don't know if it matters, but the only scenario I have for use of this stuff is treatment of dubious tap water during/after an earthquake and loss of power/backflow in the urban water system. Not contemplating true Mad Max/Walking Dead situation.

Going to pick up some pool test kits when the excitement is over, but my basic chlorine-level strategery is let any treated water gas off for a day or two, if possible in the sun - should get it to the desired

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:54 AM (El6T/)

913 yop, thanks for that.

For my money, that is *the* model response and attitude of any entity, including a store. Outstanding.

Probably excessive, but in the right direction, and appropriate for right now.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:56 AM (El6T/)

914 All the dishwasher pods and powder were gone, but a few bottles of the off the brand hand detergent left. No Dawn at all.

Canned meats and vegetables pretty much cleaned out, only the crappy stuff that no one much cares for left.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:38 AM (f1Vqw)


On my shopping trip today, I scored a good size bottle of Dawn. Success, as it was on my list. Surprised, I was.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 01:56 AM (Z4rgH)

915 Mike H., checked, don't see anything other than "99%" on the hypochlorite bottle. Nothing about algaecide.
-----

Do you know the brand name?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 01:58 AM (xSo9G)

916 Shutting down my little Island unless you are essential which I am for now so I can do your layoff check. Hubby too so the show can go on in resort Ville. Nancy is disgusting.

Posted by: Summer of Love at March 24, 2020 01:58 AM (FJrl0)

917 There is no depression looming anywhere that a reasonable amount of economic freedom paired with rule of law exists.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:58 AM (El6T/)

918 It is like the apple cider vinegar thing. Not once has anyone shown me what is so special about apple cider vinegar. Hell I like the stuff as a condiment. Hell, I have made many batches of strong cider. But I have never seen any science that says apple cider vinegar is any better for you than say red wine vinegar or even white vinegar.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:43 AM (n13/j)


Taste, my man. Would you rather cook with red wine, or everclear? Same essential ingredient.

But one has flavanoids, and one don't.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 01:58 AM (Z4rgH)

919 Mike H., checked, don't see anything other than "99%" on the hypochlorite bottle. Nothing about algaecide.



Don't know if it matters, but the only scenario I have for use of
this stuff is treatment of dubious tap water during/after an earthquake
and loss of power/backflow in the urban water system. Not contemplating
true Mad Max/Walking Dead situation.



Going to pick up some pool test kits when the excitement is over,
but my basic chlorine-level strategery is let any treated water gas off
for a day or two, if possible in the sun - should get it to the desired




Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:54 AM (El6T/)

cant you just boil it? They also sell filters for disasters and survival situations. I am not adding chorline to my water unless I am taking a chlorine bath. I know they do it but don't trust myself.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (n13/j)

920 Mike, it was just a chemical company name. Would have to go look again. Specialty supplier, not a "brand name" in the normal sense.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (El6T/)

921 ..Going to pick up some pool test kits when the excitement is over, but my basic chlorine-level strategery is let any treated water gas off for a day or two, if possible in the sun - should get it to the desired

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:54 AM (El6T/)


Put it into a 2 liter, clear (empty) bottle that used to contain soda. Sun, 3 days.

That'll make even muddy water safe, even if still completely un-palatable.

Clear water in the same treatment?

One long day, dawn to dusk, oughta do it.

Breaks down not only all the biological crap, but the chemical crap, too.

Just not the unpalatable crap.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (QzJWU)

922 we need to buy the ethanol still i was looking at a few years ago....

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (vwf8z)

923

Here, heard on the radio that two Chick-fil-a's in Clemson and Seneca have shut down after there was a positive test for WeFlu in both. They're gonna shut 'em down and sterilize or whatever.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (f1Vqw)

924 Fuck all you Libtards with a corona virus laced pineapple.

God bless PDT!!

That piss you off?
If so LOLGF!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 24, 2020 02:01 AM (QMwOT)

925 Taste, my man. Would you rather cook with red wine, or everclear? Same essential ingredient.



But one has flavanoids, and one don't.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 01:58 AM (Z4rgH)

i truly like apple cider vinegar. And few have promoted cider (strong) as much as I have over the last couple decades. My point is many think there is something magical about apple cider vinegar. Hell, maybe they are right but I have not seen anything legit that proves this.

It is like those who say only a certain salt is healthy. Hey, if you like it, go for it. But really, salt is salt.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:02 AM (n13/j)

926 Quint, as noted, this is a minimal prep for dubious tap water in the context of an earthquake, with consequent power issues and backflow, in an urban water system.

San Diego - there's generally no naturally available water around, or little. Guess the SD River but that would require filtering AND chlorination, at a minimum.

Might get a filter too if I get around to it, just in case. But not my main scenario.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:02 AM (El6T/)

927 ..On my shopping trip today, I scored a good size bottle of Dawn. Success, as it was on my list. Surprised, I was.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 01:56 AM (Z4rgH)



Home Depot or Lowe's. 1/2 gal "refill" size. Was plenty on the shelf, today.

30 seconds of hot water and Dawn, WAY better than "hand sanitizer", every time.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 02:03 AM (QzJWU)

928
What a f**king day.
Posted by: Sir Ian Botham

=======

Even the libtards are starting to admit there's a limit. Thomas Friedman, Charles Lane, summother damn lefty whose name I can't think of right now, starting to put forth the notion that destroying the economy might not be the way to go.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 24, 2020 02:05 AM (G51Gf)

929 Jim, thanks. Good stuff. Figure if any of this comes to pass (slim chance), I'll bomb it with Cl and let time/sun do the work of getting it down to 2ppm or less, the suggested level for drinking water.

And that (and redc) reminds me - a still!

What a great country.

What was the brand of that still you mentioned the other night?

I'm content with 100-proof Smirnoff for my meyer lemon limoncello for now, but checking out their stuff would be fun ....

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:06 AM (El6T/)

930 922 we need to buy the ethanol still i was looking at a few years ago....
Posted by: redc1c4 at March 24, 2020 01:59 AM (vwf8z)

That would work really well. You'd be left with no trace minerals, but at that point, you could get that from other sources.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 02:06 AM (QrImU)

931 ..San Diego - there's generally no naturally available water around, or little. Guess the SD River but that would require filtering AND chlorination, at a minimum.

Might get a filter too if I get around to it, just in case. But not my main scenario.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:02 AM (El6T/)



If you can set a typical outdoor "garden shed" in your backyard, I can solve your long term water availability problem for you.

City code-Nazis, won't even be a problem here. They'll never know.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 02:06 AM (QzJWU)

932 "Success, as it was on my list. Surprised, I was.

Posted by: GnuBreed"
every once in a while the fickle finger of fate throws ya a bone.....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:06 AM (LfHBm)

933 Apple cider is great for certain recipes. Not sure what issue there is other than flavor?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:07 AM (El6T/)

934 Quint, as noted, this is a minimal prep for dubious
tap water in the context of an earthquake, with consequent power issues
and backflow, in an urban water system.



San Diego - there's generally no naturally available water around,
or little. Guess the SD River but that would require filtering AND
chlorination, at a minimum.



Might get a filter too if I get around to it, just in case. But not my main scenario.





Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:02 AM (El6T/)

no worries. I bet you know what to do in this situation more than do I. i just don't like the idea of adding chlorine to my water. When in doubt when i want to sanitize something I put it in boiling water. You can also use star san which is used by brewers and is supposedly safe to consume at low levels. It is likely made of chlorine or something similar.

But I don't trust myself to put chlorine in my drinking water. There is no science behind this, it is just me. I would go for the boiling option. But I a not criticizing your choice. I just don't know enough about it to try it.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:08 AM (n13/j)

935 Straw type water filters on Amazon are amazing and cheap.

Or just boil the water.

Or just drink beer or wine.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at March 24, 2020 02:09 AM (QMwOT)

936 Jim, for now, for my

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:09 AM (El6T/)

937 only stock item i am looking for right now is powdered dishwasher detergent.

i have plenty of soap, but F being on KP if i don't have to.

we're solid green on most things, and incandescent on raw eggs.

i was at the local Fart and Smile, and had the opportunity to buy a box of 150 large eggs for $29.99, so i did.

came home and offered them to local friends and neighbors, via e-mail and word of mouth.

sold at cost, plus 10 cents, per dozen ($30/150= $0.20 ea) if you need to be told, plus free home delivery.

hording and black marketing, i'm doing it wrong.

that's because i'm an American.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 24, 2020 02:09 AM (vwf8z)

938 hmm, that was odd

rest of the comment was

"I'll rely on my scary arsenal of gunzz and stockpile of ammo to solve medium-longer term problems, via forcible borrowing from others"

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:10 AM (El6T/)

939
Well, hell. A member of the WH press corp is a suspected case of WuFlu. I assume he's got symptoms and the test hasn't come back yet. Great, assholes.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 02:11 AM (f1Vqw)

940 Mind posting the ingredients for yours?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 01:40 AM (El6T/)


Okay, here goes.

I start by separately toasting 1 TBS coriander seeds and 1 tsp cumin seeds. They go into my spice grinder to cool. I also add about 1 TBS mustard seeds plus some pieces of dried Thai bird chilis and a small piece of broken cinnamon stick and 3-4 allspice berries. If you have celery, use that, but since I didn't, I added 1 TBS celery seed. Once the seeds were cool, I ground them up and put them into a small bowl in reserve.

I finely chopped one large Spanish onion, around a pound of loose carrots, about 7 cloves of garlic and one large peeled Yukon gold potato and reserved them. I also had a small finger of fresh ginger I peeled (with a spoon), cut into nickels then smashed and finely chopped into a mince.

I pick through 2 bags (2 pounds) of dried lentils. I use the Goya Lentinas Pardinas variety, when available. They seem to keep their shape and don't 'explode'. They aren't quite as earthy tasting as well.

For the kielbasa, I use one package (of whatever floats your boat) of Hillshire Farms. (This time, though, I had a pound in the freezer from the farmers' market.) I cut it into slightly thick nickels, then into quarters. In a large non-stick skillet on medium low heat, in two batches, I render the fat out, drain on paper towels and reserve.

That's the prep.

I heat my large soup pot on medium high. I add a healthy TBS of bacon fat, adding the garlic and ginger first to perfume. Then the onions for a little bit (add celery now if you are using it). Then I add one 8 oz. can of tomato sauce, 1 heaping TBS of Better Than Bouillon Chicken, the lentils, carrots and potatoes and water to cover by a good four inches. I usually add more water as the soup cooks as the lentils soak up the liquid. I add the ground spice blend judiciously, along with 1-2 tsp powdered turmeric, 2-3 TBS powdered curry powder, 1 TBS smoked paprika and 1-2 TBS chili powder, basically to taste. I now add the reserved kielbasa. I cover, bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to simmer. I taste the broth and adjust the spices now as well as at the end. It cooks for about 30-35 minutes until the carrots/lentils/potatoes are tender cooked. Cutting the veggies small is key as all three will cook in the same time.

I taste for the curry flavor at the end, adding any of the spice blend/curry powder as required. I serve with buttered bread.

This soup freezes well, too.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 02:11 AM (Y8PSl)

941 ..What was the brand of that still you mentioned the other night?

I'm content with 100-proof Smirnoff for my meyer lemon limoncello for now, but checking out their stuff would be fun ....

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:06 AM (El6T/)



Renegade Stills.

You'll want a pot till to purify simple drinking water.

If you want laboratory grade distilled water, you'll need a column still.

Which rhymes with Overkill.

And for simple drinking water, you don't need a worm or thump keg, either.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 02:11 AM (QzJWU)

942 Apple cider is great for certain recipes. Not sure what issue there is other than flavor?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:07 AM (El6T/)

many people online claim apple cider vinegar has all types of healing properties and amazing ways to improve your health. My only point was that they almost always say it has to be apple cider vinegar. That is the thing I wonder about. Is there something particular about apple cider vinegar that makes it healthier than other types of vinegar, aka acetic acid?

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:12 AM (n13/j)

943 many people online claim apple cider vinegar has all types of healing properties and amazing ways to improve your health. My only point was that they almost always say it has to be apple cider vinegar. That is the thing I wonder about. Is there something particular about apple cider vinegar that makes it healthier than other types of vinegar, aka acetic acid?
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:12 AM (n13/j)

I think apple cider vinegar has been a folk remedy going way back to Colonial times. It was probably the only vinegar readily available, back in that era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:15 AM (miJU3)

944 RickZ, awesome. Cutting/pasting into a document to add to my recipe file.

And reminds me - have been meaning to do my mole poblano again, after years of not doing it. I toasted and ground all the nuts and spices for that, like you do for this soup. Would take me better part of a rainy Saturday to make it. Most amazing thing I've ever made.

Jim, thanks - will browse their website for fun.

Quint, chlorine's no big deal, in all urban water supplies, gases off at common pressure and temperature fairly quickly. Boiling = fuel = ??? in a SHTF scenario. Two propane tanks is my strategic reserve.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)

945 One interesting aspect of an old job was getting involved in helping restore the chlorination capability for an urban water system in a former Soviet city, after the collapse.

Kind of mooted by the absence of reliable/regular power, but still learned a lot.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:17 AM (El6T/)

946 Thanks. I'm trying to look on the bright side but I'm buggered if I can see even a flicker of light over here.
------

I'm of Yorkshire extraction. You folks are made of stern stuff.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 02:17 AM (CDGwz)

947 I keep a pound of pool shock around for emergency water treatment purposes. That stuff is around 68% calcium hypochlorite. When added to water, it produces hypochlorous acid, which will destroy bacteria and viruses.

A pound treats about 10,000 gallons, iirc. A little goes a long way.

I'd add it to your water, let it sit sealed in sunlight for a day, then leave it open to air for another day. If the water has suspended solids, run it through a couple of coffee filters first.

A couple of LifeStraws is probably a better choice if all you need is potable water.

And check my advice on the web; I don't want to give erroneous advice and I was working mostly from memory here. Al who?

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 02:18 AM (Z4rgH)

948 My favorite part is how DNA just created itself
randomly and began to code all of the randomly self-creating proteins to
do complicated life stuff.



Saw a debate by a jackass physicist and Stephen Meyer of the
Discovery Institute (Author of Signature in the Cell, and orher works).
Jackass was mocking Meyer whilst himself stating that something called
Negative Gravity meant that the universe created itself spontaneously
from nothing. Which is even more of a "faith based" beluef than God
creating the Universe.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 24, 2020 01:37 AM (N1kno)

I love the people now who are telling us that it's highly *likely* we're in a "simulation". They've started noticing things like rules and structure and math and the fact that chemical elements just "coincidentally" make all this amazing shit - and the oddity of us all just "being here" for no reason at all.

Then to me it's like "simulation of *what*"? But beyond all that they are just clods who can't see what is plainly in front of their face.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:18 AM (Ea8oc)

949 We have rules?

Posted by: LASue at March 24, 2020 02:19 AM (LaluL)

950 Unaware of "health benefits" of cider vinegar, and not inclined to believe or care. It's just a good ingredient in various things.

Speaking of vinegar, thinking of trying to infuse some white balsamic with meyer lemon. Always looking to expand the product line (especially when the tree has such a huge crop).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:20 AM (El6T/)

951
Even the libtards are starting to admit there's a
limit. Thomas Friedman, Charles Lane, summother damn lefty whose name I
can't think of right now, starting to put forth the notion that
destroying the economy might not be the way to go.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at March 24, 2020 02:05 AM (G51Gf)

They've seen the writing on the wall. There is likely a cure, and things are going to get back on track without them, and now that they've argued against the cure and insanely pinned it on him, Trump will emerge looking like a genius again.

This time with an economy that can't possibly be owned by the previous president anymore (not that many were buying that line but trust me it will piss the left off to hear about it).

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:20 AM (Ea8oc)

952 The first season was damn good. The second good as they seemed to make the Boyd character more nuanced.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at March 24, 2020 01:51 AM


Boyd originally died in the pilot. After they decided to keep him in the series, the actor Walton Goggins had limited availability because he was shooting another show/movie.

That show was awesome. Although I wonder how it would have turned out if they didn't have Boyd.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:21 AM (r6GXX)

953

NASA guy demonstrates how germs spread. He "infects" the hands of two people in an elementary school with a powder that glows under blacklight.

You can see how it gets spread all over everything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5-dI74zxPg

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 02:21 AM (f1Vqw)

954 Based on armament I can't see any snipers in tonight's ONT picture but I can see 11 crack shots.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 02:22 AM (IaFOh)

955 > This working from home shit sucks, my wife has filed a sexual harassment claim

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 23, 2020 10:15 PM (aA3+G)


Don't waste a lot of effort thrashing it out in court. Just dicker.

Posted by: Herp McDerp at March 24, 2020 02:22 AM (GkYgK)

956 Quint, chlorine's no big deal, in all urban water supplies, gases off at common pressure and temperature fairly quickly. Boiling = fuel = ??? in a SHTF scenario. Two propane tanks is my strategic reserve.
Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)

A Brita water filter or two might be worth having on hand. I think tincture of iodine can be used to sterilize water, too. Not very much at all, 5 to 10 drops of drugstore tincture of iodine per liter.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:23 AM (miJU3)

957 RickZ, awesome. Cutting/pasting into a document to add to my recipe file.

And reminds me - have been meaning to do my mole poblano again, after years of not doing it. I toasted and ground all the nuts and spices for that, like you do for this soup. Would take me better part of a rainy Saturday to make it. Most amazing thing I've ever made.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)


You're most welcome. A second coffee grinder for spices is a beautiful thing.

Oh, and my cast iron skillet is crying out for a mole poblano recipe. (Hint, hint.) I even have a stick blender to puree.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 02:23 AM (Y8PSl)

958 ..Posted by: LASue at March 24, 2020 02:19 AM (LaluL)


Long time. No Sea.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/pun, intended

Posted by: Jim at March 24, 2020 02:25 AM (QzJWU)

959 Oooooh... we're talking about Justified? My favorite show! Among many other things, I think it has the best quality Pilot and Series Finale combo of any show ever.

They wrapped it up so damn good. Elmore Leonard's books all have kickass endings and final lines. They did him such justice.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:25 AM (Ea8oc)

960 Quint, chlorine's no big deal,

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:23 AM (miJU3)

Quint chlorine? Ain't that some kind of fish tank cleaner?

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:26 AM (Ea8oc)

961 So the wrinkled up ol witch of the west piglousy want's to hold upstimulus bill for the leftist doctrine on voting and green tard shit...
if anyone has a line to aliens (from space) would they please coheres them to teleport the bitch up to their craft and run experiments on her botox ass...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:26 AM (LfHBm)

962 Actually the "limit" is whatever the decision-maker figures is the right balance given the available info, uncertainties, and risks. Just like at the beginning, just like in every other situation.

Trump will advise relaxation of preventive measures when he deems it the right thing to do, taking into account the public health factors. A wildfire epidemic of this critter would shut down the economy on its own pretty quickly if it happened - I know several small businesses that were cutting back due to collapsing demand before any strong guidance or actual restrictions came out.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:26 AM (El6T/)

963 Quint chlorine? Ain't that some kind of fish tank cleaner?
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:26 AM (Ea8oc)

Quint Chorine was a chorus girl with four sisters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:28 AM (miJU3)

964 I think apple cider vinegar has been a folk remedy
going way back to Colonial times. It was probably the only vinegar
readily available, back in that era.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:15 AM (miJU3)

that's a good point. People forget that apples used to mean cider and cider used to mean strong cider. They used to drink it all the time, including many of the Founding Fathers. Sure some made vinegar on purpose but most made cider and were scared as crap about it turning to vinegar. Only in the USA and maybe Canada does cider mean non alcoholic cider. You don't have to call it strong cider in most countries.

We were not much of a wine country and not much of a beer country at the time. We didn't have much barely to malt and there were other issues as well. and real wine grapes were mostly miss than hit. But we did have apple trees and cider was huge in early America.

Prohibition killed strong cider in this country. They dug up cider apple trees and replaced them with eating apple trees. The apples we normally buy at the supermarket suck for cider unless they are just a portion of the blend. Johnny Appleseed would be called a bootlegger today. Cider did not start a comeback here until the post 2000 gluten free craze.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:28 AM (n13/j)

965 rhomboid, sorry, forgot: I also add a couple of grinds of fresh cracked black pepper in the beginning as well as adjusting for salt at the end (due to the bouillon and tomato sauce); I have a heart condition so I use salt in very small amounts. Your taste buds may vary.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 02:29 AM (Y8PSl)

966 RickZ, hint noted and logged in.

Need to see if I can find my notes (if there ARE notes), and otherwise remember the recipe. Forty ingredients or so, closely based on the recipe in Dianne Kennedy's first Mexican cookbook in the 80s, forget title right now.

Yep - recall having to clean out my coffee grinder after making mole back then. Still only have one, maybe time to get a 2nd one (or dedicate existing one to spices/nuts, and get a burr grinder for when I eventually get an espresso machine, again).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:30 AM (El6T/)

967 clorox can be used as a water purifier too.
one gal to 3,800 gals water

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:32 AM (LfHBm)

968 Well, I am going to call it a night. Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 24, 2020 02:32 AM (miJU3)

969 901

Well some good bad economic news. Twatter has withdrawn Q1 guidance. That means they ain't gonna do so great this quarter. Ad revenue is a bit down.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:47 AM (f1Vqw)


How is that even possible with everyone stuck at home?

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 02:32 AM (wGeit)

970 That show was awesome. Although I wonder how it would have turned out if they didn't have Boyd.



Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:21 AM (r6GXX)

It would have been good because the writers were so talented but pretty much impossible to imagine.

One thing I noticed on repeated viewings is that unlike many other "frenemy" or rival relationships in shows, Raylan went after Boyd because it was his job, and Raylan bailed Boyd out of sticky spots and occasionally turned a blind eye... and Boyd bailed Raylan out of sticky spots, but Boyd *never* made it his goal to "get Raylan".

Even though Raylan was in the way. That takes such balls and self-control on the part of the writers. The predictable thing would be to have Boyd try to get rid of him or make plans to do so like Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner (like so many other shows do) but that wasn't the nature of their relationship and it wasn't in his DNA.

I think aside from his oozing charisma, that's one of the things that made Boyd somewhat sympathetic - until they turned the crank on him in the final season to force you to root against him.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:33 AM (Ea8oc)

971 Quint, good stuff about cider. I think I remember some of the places back in VA, including Colonial Williamsburg, with "heirloom" apple cider (hard cider). A winery in NoVa had an orchard of heirloom varieties, of the sort popular back in those days, and had a few weekends in October where you could come pick your own. Lots of weird and long German names

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:33 AM (El6T/)

972 clorox can be used as a water purifier too.
one gal to 3,800 gals water
Posted by: beanervt
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If you have it, and if it is still good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 24, 2020 02:33 AM (xSo9G)

973 >> How is that even possible with everyone stuck at home?

There is a God.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 02:34 AM (f1Vqw)

974 Four Funny Pictures:

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G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!
*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at March 24, 2020 02:34 AM (Ckg4U)

975 Mike, right - why I got the dry hypochlorite. Though it has a shelf life, apparently, too.

I was rotating our bleach supply - but we hardly use it. Of course it's cheap, so can just keep buying/tossing, or using the old/weaker stuff somehow.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:35 AM (El6T/)

976 that's a good point. People forget that apples used to mean cider and cider used to mean strong cider. They used to drink it all the time, including many of the Founding Fathers. Sure some made vinegar on purpose but most made cider and were scared as crap about it turning to vinegar. Only in the USA and maybe Canada does cider mean non alcoholic cider. You don't have to call it strong cider in most countries.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:28 AM (n13/j)


In 'The Thin Man Goes Home', William Powell's character, Nick Charles, is giving up booze so drinks Apple Jack.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 02:36 AM (Y8PSl)

977 Unaware of "health benefits" of cider vinegar, and
not inclined to believe or care. It's just a good ingredient in various
things.



Speaking of vinegar, thinking of trying to infuse some white
balsamic with meyer lemon. Always looking to expand the product line
(especially when the tree has such a huge crop).



Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:20 AM (El6T/)

I like the stuff and use it. The only time i prefer to not use it in say a salad is when I am drinking wine. To me, wine and vinegar don't mix that well. I normally just go with evoo and some fresh lemon juice.

if you want to stay unaware of the purported health benefits of apple cider vinegar, than don't ever good "apple cider vinegar health benefits". Heck, they sell shots of the stuff at whole foods. Not saying it is bad for you. I was only saying i have not seen a good explanation why the vinegar has to be apple cider based.

OK, enough about cider vinegar. Lets talk about some other ingredient.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:36 AM (hHxp2)

978 Ads get cancelled, rates get renegotiated. Have no idea, assume ads are 99% of Twatters revenue.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:37 AM (El6T/)

979 "If you have it, and if it is still good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

I always do as I use it in my laundry to kill the germs the soap don't wash away... are the ijits hoarding clorox???

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:38 AM (LfHBm)

980
In 'The Thin Man Goes Home', William Powell's character, Nick Charles, is giving up booze so drinks Apple Jack.
Posted by: RickZ
--------

*rolls eyes*

Posted by: Nora Charles at March 24, 2020 02:38 AM (CDGwz)

981 Quint - my motto for "healthy" eating, and living in general - live smart, eat healthy, get hit by a bus, or die anyway. (assuming no particular health conditions or issues)

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:39 AM (El6T/)

982 That show was awesome. Although I wonder how it would have turned out if they didn't have Boyd.
Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:21 AM (r6GXX)

It would have been good because the writers were so talented but pretty much impossible to imagine.


The first half of season has a different feel than the rest. It seemed like the original intent was to be more of self contained episodes (plus the need to introduce all of the characters).

My favorite episode of these stand alone episodes in season one is "Hatless".

Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:39 AM (r6GXX)

983 I always do as I use it in my laundry to kill the germs the soap don't wash away... are the ijits hoarding clorox???
Posted by: beanervt
-----

Been sold out everywhere for over a week.

Posted by: Nora Charles at March 24, 2020 02:39 AM (CDGwz)

984 Since one of piglousy's big petpeeves is airline carbone I would suggest she be limited to toy electric cars to get back and forth to her gated mansion in SanFranshitsco...she'll have more time for consuming vodka that way as well....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:41 AM (LfHBm)

985 Still think some of the irrational shopping will tail off as restocking begins to convince people that, in fact, the supply chain is fine, as it is. Regardless of when the numbers and Trump's judgment lead to lifting of restrictions.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:41 AM (El6T/)

986 n 'The Thin Man Goes Home', William Powell's character, Nick Charles, is giving up booze so drinks Apple Jack.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 02:36 AM (Y8PSl)

That reminds me of Rio Bravo. The drunk character played by Dean Martin gave up booze so they offered him beer.

The thing with apple jack is it could be really high proof. The modern version is distilled but they used to make it way back when by leaving cider in a half barrel during the winter. They would remove the sheet of ice that built up on the top and the drink would get stronger and stronger.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:43 AM (hHxp2)

987 Kind of funny to think about the quarters that Krogers, WM, Costco, Potlatch, Clorox, and a few other companies will be reporting this time. The "guidance" commentary could be amusing.

"Ridiculous panic among idiotic American consumers resulted in revenue numbers exceeding all previous estimates and all company records, but we expect next quarter numbers to return to the long-term path"

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:44 AM (El6T/)

988 Whoa. I finally get On the ONT, and you guys are almost at 1000 comments!

***goes back to start reading***

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at March 24, 2020 02:44 AM (OuZMr)

989 Quint - my motto for "healthy" eating, and living in
general - live smart, eat healthy, get hit by a bus, or die anyway.
(assuming no particular health conditions or issues)

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:39 AM (El6T/)

my motto: If you give up booze, tobacco, and fatty foods, you might not live for a hundred years; but it will feel that way.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:45 AM (hHxp2)

990 go to admit, neil young was half assed good at tuning a guitar. usually took him the whole fucking album. fuck that guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 24, 2020 12:20 AM (KP5rU)




Soooo much this. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 24, 2020 02:46 AM (9Om/r)

991 "but we expect next quarter numbers to return to the long-term path"





Posted by: rhomboid"
But the numbers won't return 'cause the ijits have enough for years in
their panic buying.. those company's will be short on sales for many
months....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:47 AM (LfHBm)

992 Fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind killer

Litany against Fear, Bene Dessert Sisterhood

Posted by: Fox2! at March 24, 2020 02:49 AM (qyH+l)

993

Don't worry, with the Fed going monetization YOLO, they'll probably be buying groceries directly and putting it on the balance sheet.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 02:49 AM (f1Vqw)

994 beanervt, correct, I forgot

"A significant portion of anticipated sales over the next two quarters has been front-loaded into the current quarter, which may result in lower sales going forward, with sales and demand returning to long term averages by the end of the calendar year."

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:50 AM (El6T/)

995 The thing with apple jack is it could be really high
proof. The modern version is distilled but they used to make it way
back when by leaving cider in a half barrel during the winter. They
would remove the sheet of ice that built up on the top and the drink
would get stronger and stronger.


Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 02:43 AM (hHxp2)


There is a dude who comes to the shop who makes it. The shit will rip your face off. He brought some in around the holidays, and we didn't get shit done that day. lol. Damn that was some good stuff though.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at March 24, 2020 02:51 AM (9Om/r)

996 But the numbers won't return 'cause the ijits have enough for years in
their panic buying.. those company's will be short on sales for many
months....
Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:47 AM


Possibly, but anyone that was caught short on supplies will be sure that doesn't happen again.

Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:52 AM (r6GXX)

997 publius I like that idea. And it's not something that I see as completely beyond the realm of possibility with the geniuses who now dominate central bank finance. Their reaction to 2008 pretty much meant nothing is beyond their capability, however ill-advised.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:52 AM (El6T/)

998 You know that when the Chinese Virus ultimately turns out to be not as big a deal as the presstitutes (heh, my auto-cucumber recognized 'presstitute') are trying to make it the Fascict guvs wll claim it was their economy destruction that saved us all from the boogyman.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 24, 2020 02:53 AM (d6mdH)

999 And the ammo and gunz companies will also have unanticipated bumps in demand to report.

Good to know we can have a mini-panic on gunz even with Trump in the WH. The more first-time buyers, the better.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:54 AM (El6T/)

1000 "caught short on supplies will be sure that doesn't happen again.



Posted by: Chuck C"

Probably so.. I'm only worried about finding Tang I'm good on everything else...without any panic buying...course I don't get all panicy...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:55 AM (LfHBm)

1001 @989. Posted by Quint.

your motto is wisdom.

Posted by: Case at March 24, 2020 02:55 AM (tWAkG)

1002 My favorite episode of these stand alone episodes in season one is "Hatless".

Posted by: Chuck C at March 24, 2020 02:39 AM (r6GXX)

Yeah that's a great one.

I like Fixer (episode 3) and it turns out it was based on another Elmore Leonard story. I laughed as I was reading it, slowly realizing that it sounded familiar because I'd seen it on Justified.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:55 AM (Ea8oc)

1003 Horrey sheite...thats 2 1000's in the last 2 times I've posted... am I gonna get the virus as retribution??

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 02:57 AM (LfHBm)

1004 You know that when the Chinese Virus ultimately
turns out to be not as big a deal as the presstitutes (heh, my
auto-cucumber recognized 'presstitute') are trying to make it the
Fascict guvs wll claim it was their economy destruction that saved us
all from the boogyman.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 24, 2020 02:53 AM (d6mdH)

Which is infinitely better than being able to blame Trump for fucking everything up. Which they're gonna try to do. They're already telegraphing their endgame. "All this economic pain is because Trump didn't "act" fast enough". What would acting fast enough have involved? They don't say.

They just know it would have prevented it. Just like how Bush should have prevented 9/11 without being able to so much as sneeze on a muslim without being impeached and railroaded out of office. Maybe sneezing's the wrong analogy here but you know what I mean.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:58 AM (Ea8oc)

1005 >> publius I like that idea.

Read if interested what the Fed is going to do. It's going to make their "extraordinary measures" post '08 look like nothing.

Helicopter Ben and Yellen wrote an op-ed calling for Congress to amend the Federal Reserve Act to allow the Fed to buy stocks and corporate bonds. That measure is in the stimulus bill that they're haggling over now.

They are planning QEinfinity, buying, backstopping and bailing out everything. Printing press to ludicrous speed.

The last round(s) weren't inflationary in the least, and that surprised me, but then I realized, they control the horizontal and vertical of the finacial system. That newly printed money did inflate thing, but selectively, ie stocks and mortage backed crap. It didn't bleed over into everything else.

Now, however, even some of the big players are worried about inflation. Why. The Fed is going to print like Rudolf Von Havenstein, the mad money printer of Weimar and *at the same time* production is being shut down. More money, less goods and services....

Or as someone put it, if we shut down the economy for a few months and helicopter money in, what will they have to buy with that money?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 02:59 AM (f1Vqw)

1006 *taps chin*

Trying to think up names for the characters in Nemesis' Javelin and this is some that the random name generator in Scrivener has created.

Katrikki Velo, Katariina Fekete, Meri Gala, Riikka Tatar, Mijam Bon, Mielikki Tardy, Kalwa Brody, Hana Wuollet, Irena Puro, Jindriska Hamalainen, Ana Tanner, Sabrina Semenovof, Abra Ilveslynx, Valentina Pavlovof, Serafina Rebanefox, Vedette Kukkrooster. and Fulvia Alekseev.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 03:05 AM (Mp5k2)

1007 publius, it's idiotic to allow the Fed to buy stocks and corporates, but par for the course for the midgets now dominating (still) US institutional life.

Hopefully a rapid restart will moot the latest dumb ideas of this financial anti-elite.

And there is a big difference here. Pause in demand, with no underlying financial/institutional basis, or should I say no artificial financial element.

Energy cost tax cut. Unshackling of the forces that existed up til 10 days ago. Augmented trend toward repatriating capital and manufacturing (from China).

Would be nice to know that there is some hope over the horizon at the Fed, though, in terms of ability and mindset. Don't know that there is.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:06 AM (El6T/)

1008 Anna, I like the Finnish names. The multi-syllabic ones ending in -en are sing-songy.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:07 AM (El6T/)

1009
I'm reading, the "smart money" (if you can call it that) thinks we might just have hit bottom. Remember whathishname Rothschild's infamous dictum, "Buy when there's blood in the streets."

If the Fed gets the authority to buy stocks, that will likely turn it. Think of the Fed as D-day on the Dow. They're gonna start bombarding it with money.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 03:07 AM (f1Vqw)

1010 Worry

There are only two things to worry about, whether you're sick or well.

If you're well there's nothing to worry about.

If you're sick there's only two things to worry about, whether you get better or worse.

If you get better there's nothing to worry about.

If you get worse there's only two things to worry about, whether you live or die.

If you live there's nothing to worry about.

If you die there's only two things to worry about, whether you go to Heaven or to Hell.

If you go to Heaven there's nothing to worry about.

If you go to Hell you'll be so damn busy shaking hands with old friends you won't have time to worry.

So why worry?

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 24, 2020 03:08 AM (d6mdH)

1011 Irena Puro is good for a protagonist and Ana Tanner is very relatable.

Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 03:08 AM (uEbPt)

1012 Vlad, LOL!

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:09 AM (El6T/)

1013 publius if the Fed buys stocks any time soon I will want firing squads (and actually Trump should not sign anything that enables this).

The rebound of the stock market following the all-clear here will dazzle the gods. Without any "help".

Jeebus, is there *any* historical economic literacy at the Fed any more?

Sorry - rhetorical question!

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:11 AM (El6T/)

1014 "If you go to Hell you'll be so damn busy shaking hands with old friends you won't have time to worry."

So they don't have the 6' rule and no touching down there Vlad???

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:11 AM (LfHBm)

1015 Quint, good stuff about cider. I think I remember
some of the places back in VA, including Colonial Williamsburg, with
"heirloom" apple cider (hard cider). A winery in NoVa had an orchard of
heirloom varieties, of the sort popular back in those days, and had a
few weekends in October where you could come pick your own. Lots of
weird and long German names

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 02:33 AM (El6T/)

Virginia has quite a few cideries these days. It takes a long time to plant real cider apple trees and reap a harvest though. One thing you might want to look up is the history of Lairds apple jack and apple brandy. This is off the cuff but it is interesting history. So this guy Lairds made a really top notch Apple Jack and got sick and tired of his competitors making rotgut and bringing down the industry. So when he had the chance, he bought up most of those competitors.
Lairds was originally from New Jersey but for New Jersey reasons they ran out of apple orchards and most of their production today is out of Virginia. But this Laird guy gave his recipe to George Washington as a present I guess. And when Laird patented his product, it was one of the first patents in the United States. i mean it was like patent number two or three.

The company still makes apple brandy and apple jack but their production is mostly in Virginia.


Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 03:12 AM (hHxp2)

1016
Attention: due to coronavirus concerns, we are now instituting social distancing throughout the nether realms. Mandatory minimum separation of all condemned souls by 6'.

And just so you know, my barbed cock is longer than 6'.

Posted by: Satan at March 24, 2020 03:14 AM (f1Vqw)

1017 *Over the door leading out of the teacher's lounge at Dearborn High was a wooden sign, reading "Illegitimati Non Carborundum" or "Don't let the bastards wear you down".

=====
Most successful substitute teacher I knew loved to do 7th grade. ( the age where punks really start to flourish)
He was 6'3 and had worked for 10 years as a guard in a high security prison in Marquette, Michigan. He didn't actively project any particular aura but the kids just didn't give him any shit.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 24, 2020 03:17 AM (d6mdH)

1018 Quint, good stuff. Not in the VA area any more, but love the info. Need to see the USMC museum some day, so who knows.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:19 AM (El6T/)

1019 "USMC museum some day, so who knows.

Posted by: rhomboid"
Youz a jarhead rhomboid???? or just inquisitive??

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:21 AM (LfHBm)

1020 Just a military history geek. Lived in that area for eons, left just before they did the museum.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:23 AM (El6T/)

1021 "left just before they did the museum.

Posted by: rhomboid"

Yeah I love military history myself can't get enough of the old movies... was also involved in 'nam with the 1st batt 9 marines of
the 3rd division...fun times...not

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:26 AM (LfHBm)

1022 Thanks for the feedback, yeah easy names for the characters you want the readers to relate to and not always tripping over their tongue trying to figure out how to pronounce it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 03:29 AM (Mp5k2)

1023 My sister is having trouble with social distancing. She can't find anybody in Nikiski AK to be six feet from.

I'm thinking she may have missed the point.

Posted by: tcn in AK at March 24, 2020 03:30 AM (vVOK2)

1024 Remember when Harpy Pelosi said we would stop calling it Obamacare when it became wildly popular and successful? Yeah about that...Obamacare turned ten today.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 03:32 AM (IaFOh)

1025 The "6 Days Since Pants" sign is a keeper. But that's a guy thing.

I was musing over the feminine equivalent.

Bras. Amirite, 'ettes?

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMySuperbowlMVP at March 24, 2020 03:33 AM (6VdgG)

1026 Speaking of military history, there's a huge Trojan Horse in the public square. Let's call it COVID19. It's filled with slobbering Progressives using it to try and take down the US economy. So where's Helen?

Posted by: MarjBaldwin at March 24, 2020 03:35 AM (C3tIt)

1027 ", there's a huge Trojan Horse in the public square"
simple solution nail the door closed and molotov cocktail party....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:37 AM (LfHBm)

1028 My OC gave me the next 7 days off. Just have to check emails and have the duty phone to hand. Then I have a company of grunts in isolation for a month. Tempers may become tested by the end.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 03:44 AM (k0Q8L)

1029 wow Didn't mean to kill the thread

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMySuperbowlMVP at March 24, 2020 03:53 AM (6VdgG)

1030 " Tempers may become tested by the end.

Posted by: NZFrank"
Rent a stripper a couple times a week,, that should keep them in line...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:54 AM (LfHBm)

1031 *types*
*deletes*

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 24, 2020 03:56 AM (Mp5k2)

1032 Let's just talk about that last point.

You honestly think this is a progressive scheme to cripple the US economy?

Seriously? Do you have any idea how toxic that belief is?

The one's fucking the economy are you guys.

China stumbled into this one and allowed it to escape their own borders through some combination of incompetence, dishonesty, and cronyism.

But, god bless 'em, they showed us how to deal with it.

They implemented a complete shutdown of everything but essential services. They checked the temperature of every person entering any essential service and immediately quarantined anyone with a fever.

There with your six year old? Hope she can find her way home without you.

They also cut that area off from the rest of China. Just completely quarantined like tens of millions.

But it seemingly works. (and worked in South Korea and Taiwan) You separate everyone for three weeks and you let it run though everyone that has it, and it dies.

Three weeks would be rough on everyone. But the economy can bounce back from three weeks.

But it's not going to be three weeks. President Very Stable Genius and you all are going to half-ass this which could turn three weeks into until-we've-developed-tested-and-mass-produced-a-vaccine. That's quite possibly a much bigger lag. Possibly an economy crippling one. Six months is optimistic.

Or you do nothing and just accept two million deaths. Once the number of people who need a respirator exceeds the number of respirators, the death rate spikes. See Italy.

Across all ages, in China this killed about one percent. Most of those were olds. Or idiots with bad immune systems. Or medically fragile dumbasses. So no big whoop, right.

This is not one to point the finger on. Do yourself, you family, and your community a favor and take this seriously.

Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 24, 2020 03:57 AM (IJG6N)

1033 "wow Didn't mean to kill the thread

Posted by: Shopgirl"
I don't think you killed it killed it... it's only simmering untill Vic and the morning crew awaken.. I've got 4 hrs of work left so I'm here for the duration...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 03:58 AM (LfHBm)

1034 Today MAY be the day our governor tells us what is considered non-essential, or not. Just make a decision and get it over with, at this point.

I'm guessing they will allow us stay open since the C-store sells food and drinks. (And Beer).


Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:00 AM (1QQ99)

1035 Good Morning Morons today is Tuesday, March 24, 2020. On this date in 1199 King Richard I of England (Richard the Lionheart) was wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting in France, leading to his death on April 6. The Robin Hood stories of him returning to England from the crusades and settling the dispute with the evil King John who ruled while he was away are a myth. In fact he only spent a total of 6 months in England while he was King.


Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

1036 Fox's 'this day in history'.


https://tinyurl.com/t56rqje

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:01 AM (mpXpK)

1037 Trump tells the Senate to pass the corona stimulus bill as is and quit playing politics with it. I guess that is aimed at the communists who think they can get every socialist wish in the bill they have wanted since FDR croaked. He also said he hopes this mess with only continue for a few months. I predict the disease will be around but in a short while the Democrats and the MFM (BIRM) will realize they are getting nowhere with all their attacks and they will move on to something else to hound Trump with.


https://tinyurl.com/vygxjj8

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

1038 Pence steps up and says for Democrats to pass the bill and it was time for everyone to come together. Hahahahhahahah


https://tinyurl.com/rr4jx6b

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

1039 Seattle Slough. I can say without a doubt that anyone who says "But, god bless 'em, they showed us how to deal with it." about the Chinese is an unalloyed dunce. Congratulations. Dunce.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:02 AM (IaFOh)

1040 Here's some Fox PICs to show what has happened to traffic in large cities as everyone 'quarantines'.


https://tinyurl.com/yx3xtsje

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:02 AM (mpXpK)

1041 Jesum speak of the devils and they appear.....
Morn MLii and Vic....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:03 AM (LfHBm)

1042 104 Man, how much fun would it be to live with a woman who's wedding has been moved

===
Oh, My.. BRIDEZILLA SMASH!

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at March 24, 2020 04:03 AM (d6mdH)

1043 Latest KoronaKrap


46,371 cases


585 deaths

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

1044 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/th3fobr



And that's it for today.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:03 AM (mpXpK)

1045 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 04:05 AM (arJlL)

1046 Quint, good stuff. Not in the VA area any more, but love the info. Need to see the USMC museum some day, so who knows.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 24, 2020 03:19 AM (El6T/)

I need to do that too Rhomboid. The one place in Virginia I will recommend to all other than the standard Civil War and Revolutionary sites is the National D Day memorial in Bedford.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:06 AM (hHxp2)

1047 "Fox PICs to show what has happened to traffic in large cities as everyone 'quarantines'."

At this rate Vic grumpy miss warmonger Greta is gonna have to go
back to school

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:07 AM (LfHBm)

1048 Today is the day for our weekly cigarette order to be placed. Not sure how heavy to stock up. So far there hasn't been too much panic buying.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:07 AM (1QQ99)

1049 Mornin', all

I saw that beanervt!!

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:08 AM (1QQ99)

1050 Thanks Vic

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:09 AM (IaFOh)

1051 Rent some strippers. Hmmmm. What could go wrong especially when we are trying to keep them free of a virus?
OK can we use your credit cards?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:10 AM (k0Q8L)

1052 Skip's not here? Now that he has time to make us all some awesome breakfast...

I vote french toast.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:11 AM (1QQ99)

1053 "I saw that beanervt!!

Posted by: My life is insanity"

Heehee.. I said it with the greatest of respect...32 with 4 in of snow on the ground....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:12 AM (LfHBm)

1054 Who's that Korona Krap reported by, Vic?

Thanks.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (YqED9)

1055 1052
Skip's not here? Now that he has time to make us all some awesome breakfast...



I vote french toast.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:11 AM (1QQ99)

No breakfast or coffee for me today. It is clear liquids and preps for colonoscopy.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (mpXpK)

1056 "OK can we use your credit cards?

Posted by: NZFrank"
If their Marines ok....gotta take care of my buds...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:14 AM (LfHBm)

1057 Sorry we do not have naval types around my base.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:16 AM (k0Q8L)

1058 1054
Who's that Korona Krap reported by, Vic?

Thanks.


Posted by: Hierominous Botch at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (YqED9)

That's from the John Hopkins site
https://tinyurl.com/uvclzl9

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:16 AM (mpXpK)

1059 No breakfast or coffee for me today. It is clear liquids and preps for colonoscopy.
Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (mpXpK)


I can vouch for early and often in a "Don't let this happen to you" way.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:18 AM (IaFOh)

1060 Milwaukee postpones Summerfest. That's a pretty big thing around here in late June-early July.

Link to Journal Sentinel article:

https://tinyurl.com/wbne239

Can the Democratic convention be far behind?

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:18 AM (1QQ99)

1061 No breakfast or coffee for me today. It is clear liquids and preps for colonoscopy.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (mpXpK)


At least they're still doing that at your hospital. Your medical history may take it from an elective procedure to a necessary one, though.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 04:18 AM (Y8PSl)

1062 "we do not have naval types around my base."
Watch your mouth we only used the Navy for our taxi service...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:19 AM (LfHBm)

1063 Watch your mouth we only used the Navy for our taxi service...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:19 AM (LfHBm)


Bellhops with bellbottoms.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 04:20 AM (Y8PSl)

1064 1061 At least they're still doing that at your hospital.
Your medical history may take it from an elective procedure to a
necessary one, though.

Posted by: RickZ at March 24, 2020 04:18 AM (Y8PSl)

I went to our Hospital site and verified they have not shutdown elective procedures here.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:20 AM (mpXpK)

1065 Posted by: Seattle Slough at March 24, 2020 03:57 AM (IJG6N)

It's about time we earned a high quality troll. And it's a signal --

They are sending in the big guns. We are worrying Soros.

It means we've moved up in the rotation. Soros has brought in the high dollar whores. Progress!

Now, about you sucking my Rebel dick...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 04:20 AM (Z4rgH)

1066 >>Heehee.. I said it with the greatest of respect...32 with 4 in of snow on the ground....

Posted by: beanervt

Well okay, then ...33, no snow. The inch that fell Sunday overnite was gone by mid-day yesterday. Only 40s today.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:21 AM (1QQ99)

1067 I'm not nowhere near being a rich man. I could use the $1200 Trump would send me. But if it means passing a bill that would sell out Trump and my values, to hell with it. I can get by without it. I know who to blame. President Trump tries to do the right thing for the country. But the political crap in this country fights him every step of the way. I will leave it to him, but for my part he can tell the donks to go to hell.

Posted by: Case at March 24, 2020 04:22 AM (tWAkG)

1068 Our appt at SocSec office for Mr I. is in 2 weeks. Hoping that won't be postponed.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:23 AM (1QQ99)

1069 "Bellhops with bellbottoms."
Good 'un Rickz... haven't heard that for a while....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:23 AM (LfHBm)

1070 Well if we are.going to have a Army vs Marine discussion just tell me that the Navy doesn't cut the checks for the boys with the funny haircuts.
PS
My USA best mate is a Marine and we will spend 2 hours taking the piss.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:24 AM (k0Q8L)

1071 Thanks beanervt! (she beamed)

I did notice that after I left, Vic appeared. I really have the touch of mud this week.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMySuperbowlMVP at March 24, 2020 04:25 AM (nHaKk)

1072 No breakfast or coffee for me today. It is clear liquids and preps for colonoscopy.
Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:13 AM (mpXpK)


Vodka is a clear liquid. I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 04:25 AM (Z4rgH)

1073 "Hoping that won't be postponed.

Posted by: My life is insanity"

Up here the person you talk to is behind glass with just a little hole to

pass info thru... you took a number from a machine and the security guard was way across the waiting room.. so it ain't like their not protected but they might limit how many can wait...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:27 AM (LfHBm)

1074 1072 Vodka is a clear liquid. I'm just sayin'...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 04:25 AM (Z4rgH)

I liker bourbon, but its a brown liquid, The really bad thing about this shit today is I haven't been to the store and I don't have any of the stuff they say I can eat.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 04:28 AM (mpXpK)

1075 I'm a retired Army guy and I truly respect the USMC after working with them in a joint command. They are always ready to deploy on a moments notice. I asked one once how they could always be so prepared and he said "We get our shit packed the night before."

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:28 AM (IaFOh)

1076 "My USA best mate is a Marine and we will spend 2 hours taking the piss.

Posted by: NZFrank"
Seems to be the 2nd best hobbie after bar fights..and yes Navy pay's
the bills but fuck them....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:30 AM (LfHBm)

1077 I think aside from his oozing charisma, that's one of the things that made Boyd somewhat sympathetic - until they turned the crank on him in the final season to force you to root against him.
Posted by: ... at March 24, 2020 02:33 AM (Ea8oc)


They humanized him quite a bit with the Preacher Boyd arc.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 04:30 AM (wGeit)

1078 >>but they might limit how many can wait...
Posted by: beanervt

We had to make an appointment. Made it a few weeks ago, and this was the earliest we could get. Maybe they were already prepared for limited waiting in office. Not sure.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:31 AM (snFDS)

1079 They pack their kit the night before as they have no time in the mornings as that's their yoga and stretching time.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:31 AM (k0Q8L)

1080 "We get our shit packed the night before."

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead"
and are always LOOKING for a fight....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:32 AM (LfHBm)

1081 Our appt at SocSec office for Mr I. is in 2 weeks. Hoping that won't be postponed.
Posted by: My life is insanity

When I signed up, I was met by a very nice woman, who looked EXACTLY like J. Edgar Hoover !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 04:32 AM (arJlL)

1082 Lol, JT.

Can do it online, except they have some mis-information, and I can't get past the security questions and kept getting locked out.

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 04:33 AM (snFDS)

1083 Well if we are.going to have a Army vs Marine
discussion just tell me that the Navy doesn't cut the checks for the
boys with the funny haircuts.

PS

My USA best mate is a Marine and we will spend 2 hours taking the piss.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:24 AM (k0Q8L)

The Marines are no more in the Navy than members of the Navy are in the Marines. They are both under The Department of the Navy but that doesn't mean much. These are not the days written of by Patrick O'brian.

Sure they are related and help each other, but the two branches distinct from each other. I would say the average Marine has more in common with an Army 11B than he does a Seaman.

I remember in the 80s we were told by Navy recruiters that their service is 73 percent non combatant. Hell, the Marines are easily 90 percent combatant. The Marines use Navy Corpsman because they don't have that MOS. The Corpsman are great but it makes a point. These are two very distinct services. The civilian population doesn't think of them together, and that is for good reason. It is not a shot at the Navy as they are vital of course. But to imply the Marines are part of the Navy is just wrong.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:34 AM (hHxp2)

1084 Well if we are.going to have a Army vs Marine discussion just tell me that the Navy doesn't cut the checks for the boys with the funny haircuts.

When I was in the Navy, the joke was "Ya know why the Army got the mules and the Navy got the Marines ?"

"The Army had first pick"

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 04:35 AM (arJlL)

1085 "I really have the touch of mud this week.

Posted by: Shopgirl"
Well now Shopgirl it's bound to get better...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:35 AM (LfHBm)

1086 Posted by: Mr. Feverhead"
and are always LOOKING for a fight....
Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:32 AM (LfHBm)

I've been telling that joke to Marines for years and I have found this to be the case more than once.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:36 AM (IaFOh)

1087 I would say Navy Aviators are the closest to Marine aviators as they have similar training and both make up the best we have. But still they have different missions though they might intercede during certain conflicts such as Vietnam.

The Navy has a proud tradition from special ops to divers that the Marines do not. But that is the point really. They are two distinct branches that few regular Americans mix up.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (hHxp2)

1088 You all understand taking the piss? Yes? Extracting the Micheal? Bless.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (k0Q8L)

1089 1088 You all understand taking the piss? Yes? Extracting the Micheal? Bless.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (k0Q8L)


Yes - Taking the piss.

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:40 AM (IaFOh)

1090 The Navy has a proud tradition from special ops to divers that the Marines do not. But that is the point really. They are two distinct branches that few regular Americans mix up.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (hHxp2)


The question I hear occasionally is "Why do we need the marines when we have the army?" Or vice versa. Over time the marines have drifted away from being a dedicated amphibious ground force to... whatever they are today. A few years back the Navy was asking Congress for money to start a naval ground force it could use to do beach landings and such. I don't think Congress bit.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 04:41 AM (wGeit)

1091 You all understand taking the piss? Yes? Extracting the Micheal? Bless.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (k0Q8L)

I do and no worries there mate. But the Marines are not part of the Navy, it is simple as that. Americans have a saying of "call in the Marines" for a reason.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:42 AM (hHxp2)

1092 "The Navy has a proud tradition from special ops to divers that the Marines do not."
Yes Quint the Seals like publicity the Marine Recons are unseen.......

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:43 AM (LfHBm)

1093 I do and no worries there mate. But the Marines are not part of the Navy, it is simple as that. Americans have a saying of "call in the Marines" for a reason.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:42 AM (hHxp2)

Female Ghostbusters on strike?

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:44 AM (IaFOh)

1094 You all understand taking the piss? Yes? Extracting the Micheal? Bless.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at March 24, 2020 04:37 AM (k0Q8L)


Well, never having been in the military but being the son of a 20 year vet, I assume

It's trash talk, all in good fun.

I do that to our Cobs on occasion.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 24, 2020 04:44 AM (Z4rgH)

1095 I love leftist post above saying we should separate the little kid from the parent with a fever.

You know. The same group that boohoos about illegal aliens being separated from their families.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 24, 2020 04:45 AM (41rs/)

1096 Having failed to stir an intersevice shitstorm I'm off to shop off-cycle. Everyone Navy, USMC, Army, and yes even Air Force and USCG thank you for being there for America. Good night!

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead at March 24, 2020 04:50 AM (IaFOh)

1097 he question I hear occasionally is "Why do we need
the marines when we have the army?" Or vice versa. Over time the
marines have drifted away from being a dedicated amphibious ground force
to... whatever they are today. A few years back the Navy was asking
Congress for money to start a naval ground force it could use to do
beach landings and such. I don't think Congress bit.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 04:41 AM (wGeit)

it is a good question that I am not up for answering tonight/this morning lol. As I understand it, the Marines have a particular charter from Congress. They were created long ago and have always been held to three active divisions on the land and three active wings. They both have a reserve division/wing.

The Marines are not an only amphibious group for sure, those days are long past. But the Marines have abilities the Army does not. The Army is much bigger and will always be the force that we must have to win a large war. But the Marines have a special mission that no one in their right might would try to replace. Being a much smaller force, they can instill in their men a level of loyalty that few branches in the world can match. It is not a question of better as all are needed. Hell, the most powerful military entity on earth imo is the US Navy.

"Others could and should chime in. Another time I would get into it more. But one thing I do know is Congress loves the Marines and they always have. There is a reason the Marines have such unusual gear, stuff the Army and Navy do not. They will always defend their individuality and a lot of people in high places are ok with that.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:50 AM (hHxp2)

1098 "America. Good night!

Posted by: Mr. Feverhead"

Yes we need 'um all to do the jobs they do 'Merica....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:52 AM (LfHBm)

1099 "The Navy has a proud tradition from special ops to divers that the Marines do not."
Yes Quint the Seals like publicity the Marine Recons are unseen.......


Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:43 AM (LfHBm)

heh, for sure the Marines have special operators. They have Recon, Force Recon, and the best sniper school in the world. I was throwing a bone there. The Navy has spec ops guys who do things the Marines do not. They are an important branch as are they all. But if someone only read Patrick O'brian, they would be pretty clueless about the USMC.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 04:53 AM (hHxp2)

1100 "Marines have such unusual gear, stuff the Army and Navy do not."

well actually when I was in we ran with Korea equipment and the the lowest budget per person of the other services...cheap killers...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:55 AM (LfHBm)

1101 Better run, gotta get the disinfecting done on the "hot spots" before I open.

Make it a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at March 24, 2020 05:04 AM (snFDS)

1102 "Marines have such unusual gear, stuff the Army and Navy do not."


well actually when I was in we ran with Korea equipment and the the
lowest budget per person of the other services...cheap killers...


Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:55 AM (LfHBm)

you should see some of the Army stuff, I wore a steel pot in the Bush era. But the Marines usually get their own stuff. You don't see Marines flying f 14s. They never bought into the Blackhawk or Apache though many wanted them to do so. But they have their jump jets, their Super Cobras, and tilt rotor planes.
If the Marines have not been supported in Congress for decades, I will eat my hat.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:04 AM (hHxp2)

1103 Marines have such unusual gear, stuff the Army and Navy do not."



well actually when I was in we ran with Korea equipment and the the

lowest budget per person of the other services...cheap killers...




Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 04:55 AM (LfHBm)

but I hear ya for sure and respect your service. The Navy gets all the money but the Marines have been a pet project for many in Congress for years. That is a good thing. My concern is they are being changed slowly. They of all forces should rebuff pc at any cost.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:07 AM (hHxp2)

1104

And just to show no partiality to any service I'll throw ya a hit at my Corps... What do you call a 160 IQ Marine?


a platoon...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:09 AM (LfHBm)

1105 And just to show no partiality to any service I'll throw ya a hit at my Corps... What do you call a 160 IQ Marine?


a platoon...
Posted by: beanervt

OUCH !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:12 AM (arJlL)

1106 One of the biggest fans the Marine Corps had was Newt Gingrich. Some had to tell him he needed to focus on the Army as they needed the most help and without them, we were in trouble.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:12 AM (hHxp2)

1107 "They of all forces should rebuff pc at any cost.


Posted by: Quint"

100 percent with you on that one Quint... it's the derogatory demeaning insults of the DI's that get your blood boiling which gives you the drive to fuck shit up for your whole tour.... Oblowma's trying pc ism is against what worked for eons..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:13 AM (LfHBm)

1108 Okay, well, if we're making interservice jokes, here's one I heard on the radio at a naval base:

"The time now is 7:30 AM. In the Army that's 0730. In the Navy that would be seven bells. For the marines out there, the big hand is on the six..."

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:15 AM (wGeit)

1109 100 percent with you on that one Quint... it's the derogatory demeaning insults of the DI's that get your blood boiling which gives you the drive to fuck shit up for your whole tour.... Oblowma's trying pc ism is against what worked for eons..
Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:13 AM (LfHBm)


That hasn't died down as much as I expected. The Democrats seem to think the military's purpose is to act as a petri dish for their stupid social experiments.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:17 AM (wGeit)

1110 "The time now is 7:30 AM. In the Army that's 0730. In the Navy that would be seven bells. For the marines out there, the big hand is on the six..."
Posted by: Ace's liver

Okay.

That's funny.

And God Bless the USMC !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:19 AM (arJlL)

1111 "military's purpose is to act as a petri dish for their stupid social experiments.

Posted by: Ace's liver"
It's also the last vestige of Government that works and the left can't have that...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:19 AM (LfHBm)

1112
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2020 05:20 AM (9C0cu)

1113 "For the marines out there, the big hand is on the six..."

Micky's hand,,, let get this right...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:21 AM (LfHBm)

1114 1110 "The time now is 7:30 AM. In the Army that's 0730. In the Navy that would be seven bells. For the marines out there, the big hand is on the six..."
Posted by: Ace's liver

Okay.

That's funny.

And God Bless the USMC !
Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:19 AM (arJlL)


I used to work with a retired marine. Every year on the USMC's birthday he brought in a cake for the office and cut the first piece with a sword. That says something good for the outfit, IMO.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:23 AM (wGeit)

1115 >>> I wore a steel pot in the Bush era.

Soldier: My helmet was Kevlar.

Marine: Luxury!

Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:26 AM (rSIFx)

1116 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 24, 2020 05:26 AM (Dhht7)

1117 I used to work with a retired marine. Every year on
the USMC's birthday he brought in a cake for the office and cut the
first piece with a sword. That says something good for the outfit, IMO.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:23 AM (wGeit)

I used to go to an Irish bar in the states. A bunch of military types would frequent the place as it was known by them. There was a regular singer who did an set making fun of the different service songs. He had his own lyrics for every song and they were pretty funny. The group he most made fun of and for the longest time was the Marines.

But at the end of the set, unlike for any other service, he played the real Marine's hymn. And as is required, all active and former Marines in the audience snapped to attention. That always stood out to me.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:27 AM (hHxp2)

1118 The reason food tastes good is because that's what
you need. I'm sure some alien with totally different biochemistry might
find what you think is delicious to be horrible, if they even have any
sense of what we call "taste at all".





Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at March 24, 2020 01:34 AM (f1Vqw)

You mean like how you find roasted brussels sprouts to be revolting?
I'm engaged to an alien.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 05:28 AM (rCwaK)

1119 eason food tastes good is because that's what

you need. I'm sure some alien with totally different biochemistry might

find what you think is delicious to be horrible, if they even have any

sense of what we call "taste at all".

Civil War soldiers at so much salt beef and so few vegetables they they craved vegetables. Their body was telling them what they needed to survive.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:36 AM (hHxp2)

1120 I'm sitting here in the dark because the power is out.

What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.

Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:37 AM (rSIFx)

1121 Civil War soldiers at so much salt beef and so few vegetables they they craved vegetables. Their body was telling them what they needed to survive.
Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:36 AM (hHxp2)


There's a common craving in people with iron deficiency. I forget what it's called. Sometimes it comes out as people eating dirt. A family member ate raw carrots like there was no tomorrow. Her skin turned orange. Once they gave her iron tablets the craving went away.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:39 AM (wGeit)

1122 1120 I'm sitting here in the dark because the power is out.

What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.
Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:37 AM (rSIFx)


Smoke alarm?

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:39 AM (wGeit)

1123 I'm sitting here in the dark because the power is out.



What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.

Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:37 AM (rSIFx)

something does beep when the power goes out but I can't think of it at this juncture. I used to hate when the fire alarm battery go weak. That think would chirp and chirp until you did something like hit is with a baseball bat.

But I do recall something chirping when the power goes out. I guess you are on your phone.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:40 AM (hHxp2)

1124 1120 I'm sitting here in the dark because the power is out.

What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.
Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:37 AM (rSIFx)

Smoke alarm?
Posted by: Ace's liver

Volkswagon ?

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:41 AM (arJlL)

1125 Good morning.
I was just reading that the teachers are in great fear. Perhaps panic. Yes. If the parents and the student find out that they can get a good education using elearning, the teachers will all be out of their phoney-baloney jobs.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 05:43 AM (2BZBZ)

1126 The battery backup for the "cable" (actually optical fiber mothership) box beeps when I lose power.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 05:44 AM (2BZBZ)

1127 I'm sitting here in the dark because the power is out.

What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.
Posted by: fluffy at March 24, 2020 05:37 AM (rSIFx)
.....................
Probably Nanzi Pelosi working on a new list of extortion demands!

Posted by: Tentotwo at March 24, 2020 05:45 AM (yhf6w)

1128 "What is making me nervous is something nearby beeps very so often.



Posted by: fluffy"
I think if you have fiber connection the batt for that will beep.. because of no street pwr..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:46 AM (LfHBm)

1129 Good morning, all.

And Jas, wouldn't that be a wonderful outcome of this thing?

Parents deciding to use e-learning instead of sending their kids to gov't schools. Winning!

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:48 AM (L3Rsz)

1130 "1128
"What is making"
Whoops JAS already got that one

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:49 AM (LfHBm)

1131 And Jas, wouldn't that be a wonderful outcome of this thing?

Parents deciding to use e-learning instead of sending their kids to gov't schools. Winning!
Posted by: lizabth

Then we'll see unkempt people holding signs

"Will teach for fud"

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:52 AM (arJlL)

1132 "Volkswagon ?"
Can't be JT I got 3 of 'em and none ever beep...by them selves..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:52 AM (LfHBm)

1133 There's a common craving in people with iron
deficiency. I forget what it's called. Sometimes it comes out as
people eating dirt. A family member ate raw carrots like there was no
tomorrow. Her skin turned orange. Once they gave her iron tablets the
craving went away.

Posted by: Ace's liver at March 24, 2020 05:39 AM (wGeit)

it is really interesting. All those guys would probably say they never liked a vegetable.But the body says what you need. The same reason animals go to a salt lick I guess.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 05:53 AM (hHxp2)

1134 Trump's pivot to reopening the country seems to have boosted market futures quite a bit.
It's a bit of brilliance, good for him. He did what was necessary and needed by evoking a national emergency. States got the help they needed.

Now it's up to the blue-boys to decide whether to reopen their states in April of no. They will bear the brunt and the anger of their citizens if they keep the lock-down going for a moment too long. And truly, those sorts of decisions are theirs to make, and theirs alone. It's going to be most interesting to watch what happens.
Politically, the leftist guvs are between a rock and a hard place. Trump, not so much.

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:53 AM (L3Rsz)

1135 "Volkswagon ?"
Can't be JT I got 3 of 'em and none ever beep...by them selves..
Posted by: beanervt

THREE ?

Are you trying to corner the market ?

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:53 AM (arJlL)

1136 @1121

pica

Posted by: azalea city at March 24, 2020 05:54 AM (WX+x0)

1137 JT, I hear Walmart, Dominoes and CVS are hiring. Those teachers can learn to stock or deliver.

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:55 AM (L3Rsz)

1138 "Parents deciding to use e-learning instead of sending their kids to gov't schools. Winning!


Posted by: lizabth"

And collage loan owners seeing a cheaper way to degree without going to a brick and mortar at huge cost..most of their life..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 05:56 AM (LfHBm)

1139 A family member ate raw carrots like there was no
tomorrow. Her skin turned orange.

Was she a redhead ?

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:56 AM (arJlL)

1140 @1121

pica

Boo !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 05:57 AM (arJlL)

1141 Bean, yep. This could be a good reset of many things like that. Here's hoping!

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:59 AM (L3Rsz)

1142 "Are you trying to corner the market ?"
My motto JT is you can't have to many... 2000 jetta s a 2000 bug
and a 2019 golf tsi..the golf is the little slot car of the bunch...

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 06:00 AM (LfHBm)

1143 Anybody seen the new Tuinten Quarentino movie Pulp Paper?

Posted by: Eromero at March 24, 2020 06:00 AM (XhWtx)

1144 Hmm, futures up 5 %.

Posted by: azalea city at March 24, 2020 06:01 AM (WX+x0)

1145 I'm holding a Ring Ding and it barely covers the palm of my hand.

When I was a kid, I swear they were as big as my head.

Either they're making them smaller nowadays, or I was a pin-headed kid !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 06:03 AM (arJlL)

1146 I had to go over to FB and make the same comment in reply to a friend (little old lady church friend) who posted something about starting Monday "It's a new era...ELearning."

LOL

Just love her. But she was a public health nurse and that's all I'm going to say.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 06:04 AM (2BZBZ)

1147 Speaking of Walmart, I will see you all (not really) later. I want to hit the Lowes and the Walmart early today.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 06:06 AM (2BZBZ)

1148 JT, I hear Walmart, Dominoes and CVS are hiring. Those teachers can learn to stock or deliver.


Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:55 AM (L3Rsz)

i met a teacher recently who does work in a supermarket at night. I have to be honest, I wonder why that is so. My guess is the area is just too expensive. But it is not right for a legit teacher to have to sell groceries at night.

This guy is old, hard core and never complains. I want to talk to him in more detail to understand the situation. He is a football coach too. In my day the teachers sure as hell were not working at megalomart selling cokes to their students. I am right of Atilla the Hun and always have been. But there is something wrong here. In fact, I met another with the same exact story. I could not believe what I was hearing.

I meet a lot of people now with two or three jobs. I get making your way and i get opposing the idea of a lefty directed "living wage". But in some places, and most of these places suck, regular people can not survive with one job.

This is not about power to the people but about the lefty elites needing to school their own kids. If people told these people to fix their own plumbing, maybe the bubble would burst. The problem is certain areas on the coast are unlivable even for high school teachers. For sure they should just leave, but that is true of everyone.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:08 AM (hHxp2)

1149 Pa Gov Wolfe is on tv talking about stay-at-home and the woman signing behind him looks like she's doing Kung-Fu !

Posted by: JT at March 24, 2020 06:09 AM (arJlL)

1150 I'm trying to stay awake so I can hit Senior Hour at the local Bi-Lo. It's between 8 and 9 am.
I need eggs and a few other things. It would sure be nice to find hand sanitizer, but I doubt that I'll ever see it again.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 06:09 AM (rCwaK)

1151 JT, I hear Walmart, Dominoes and CVS are hiring. Those teachers can learn to stock or deliver.


Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 05:55 AM (L3Rsz)

Is it hateful to tell a teacher "Learn to stock"?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 06:10 AM (rCwaK)

1152 Welcome to day 12 of the apocalypse

My last day on the job the bathrooms in the building were demolished, I grabbed 2 1/2 filed foam soap bottles that go under the sink. I have always kept hand cleaner in my truck to clean hands and wonder how long it will be until I find more.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:14 AM (ZCEU2)

1153 Quint, good points, all. Except for this one: it is not right.

Folks decide what they want to do. If they want to teach in an expensive area and their salary isn't up to the challenge, of course they have to supplement that income.
People do it all the time, not just teachers.

It's right if it works for them. If it gets them what they want.

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 06:15 AM (L3Rsz)

1154 Morning all!

I got a decent nights sleep and I'm ready to rumble!
Okay, I've made it to the chair and coffee.
Baby steps

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 06:16 AM (vd8XM)

1155 I read the comments in some YahOOOo "We're all gonna die and we know who to blame" article yesterday.

A number of nannies on their on how there are too many people at the grocery stores and how we should talk to our neighbors and one of us go to the store to shop.

So I guess we share the roll of TP that is the limit?

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 06:19 AM (vd8XM)

1156 i met a teacher recently who does work in a
supermarket at night. I have to be honest, I wonder why that is so. My
guess is the area is just too expensive. But it is not right for a legit
teacher to have to sell groceries at night.

This guy is old,
hard core and never complains. I want to talk to him in more detail to
understand the situation. He is a football coach too. In my day the
teachers sure as hell were not working at megalomart selling cokes to
their students. I am right of Atilla the Hun and always have been. But
there is something wrong here. In fact, I met another with the same
exact story. I could not believe what I was hearing.

I meet a
lot of people now with two or three jobs. I get making your way and i
get opposing the idea of a lefty directed "living wage". But in some
places, and most of these places suck, regular people can not survive
with one job.

This is not about power to the people but about
the lefty elites needing to school their own kids. If people told these
people to fix their own plumbing, maybe the bubble would burst. The
problem is certain areas on the coast are unlivable even for high school
teachers. For sure they should just leave, but that is true of
everyone.


Posted by: Quint
...............
Some states pay their teachers pretty paltry wages..
Up here, they get paid great.. but in the Carolinas, for instance, they are starting at $25k..
And average salary is not that great all over the US..
I'm not sure they should be paid much higher.. it's a job that requires a bachelor's degree.. but it is always supply and demand with unions skewing that!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 24, 2020 06:19 AM (jXM83)

1157 Want to go on a scavenger hunt today. There is a Target store next to grocery so maybe hit that to since they carry food their open.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:20 AM (ZCEU2)

1158 Counted last night still have 35 rolls in packs, only like 7-9 paper towels.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:23 AM (ZCEU2)

1159 Thank you Lord for another day.

Even of it's only a Tuesday.

Posted by: jsg at March 24, 2020 06:23 AM (4aBLK)

1160
Quint, good points, all. Except for this one: it is not right.

Folks
decide what they want to do. If they want to teach in an expensive area
and their salary isn't up to the challenge, of course they have to
supplement that income.
People do it all the time, not just teachers.

It's right if it works for them. If it gets them what they want.


Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 06:15 AM (L3Rsz)

I can't argue with you there. I am only calling out the absurdity of many areas, and we all know which ones we are talking about. If I saw my high school teacher at Wall Mart and he checked my bags, it would be odd. But this is not a one off, I have seen this twice now in just a few months. It is a change in society. Just think what those kids think of him now. And I purposely pick out this guy's line. He is easily the friendliest checker there.

Yeah he made his choice and can leave. Ever get into that discussion here? No one ever wants to leave these days. We all have our reasons but we are way more sticky than the Americans of 50 years ago. I include myself just so you don't thing I am preaching here.

But there is something wrong when a high school teacher needs to moonlight. You say it is fine but i say something is off. i am as free market as they come. But we had the free market 30 years ago and out teachers were not pumping our gas.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:23 AM (hHxp2)

1161 A job you work 10 months out of a year is nice if you can get it. Some are paid entirely to much and are a very big part of the over extended liability funding debt into the billions.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:27 AM (ZCEU2)

1162 Well, what's off is likely the unnecessary expense of many bloated school systems, and the fall-out from high taxation on the citizenry to pay for those systems.

In our area, the school-district employees are the highest paid by a long shot, and the school district keeps fancying up the campuses, even in the face of declining enrollment, and constantly falling test scores. THAT'S not right.

E-learning is very doable for families who want to escape failing school systems. And for the first time, some families are having real-world experience with schooling at home. We'll see what happens.

Of course, you can't escape the ever-increasing taxes, but at least you'd have some power over your child's education.

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 06:31 AM (L3Rsz)

1163 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:31 AM (u82oZ)

1164 Also, our teachers should not be considered so delicate that they can not go out and pump gas, or stock shelves if they need some more cash. That's just silly. If they want more than they have, they gotta go get it. Just like the rest of us.

Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 06:35 AM (L3Rsz)

1165 G'morning, all.



Salty..

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:36 AM (O4024)

1166 Quint. You really do not know what the person's financial situation is, just that he's a teacher. He may have gotten himself, or someone got him into debt well beyond his salary. Maybe he wants to buy a luxury item. So many unknowns in that situation.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 24, 2020 06:36 AM (JVgnl)

1167 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

How did the carpet install go? Light on the pocketbook and a joy to the wife?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:38 AM (u82oZ)

1168 Dayum, I woke up in a virtual Soviet Union and Comrade Bernie hasn't even been elected yet!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:41 AM (BiNEL)

1169 Commissar Hrothgar

What new restriction is the most irksome?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

1170 Up here, they get paid great.. but in the Carolinas, for instance, they are starting at $25k..

-

Maybe a teachers assistant.

Teachers with a bachelors start at $35k to work 10 months out of the year, and it's not uncommon for locales to give teachers an additional $2-7k.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 24, 2020 06:42 AM (41rs/)

1171 1156 Some states pay their teachers pretty paltry wages..
Up here, they get paid great.. but in the Carolinas, for instance, they are starting at $25k..
And average salary is not that great all over the US..
I'm
not sure they should be paid much higher.. it's a job that requires a
bachelor's degree.. but it is always supply and demand with unions
skewing that!


Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 24, 2020 06:19 AM (jXM83)

In SC while true teachers start at a low salary but after only 5 years of seniority they are making between 60 and 80 6thousand a year. The underpaid teacher argument you hear from the teacher's unions is a myth.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 06:42 AM (mpXpK)

1172 americanthinker.com/is a once in a century fiasco befalling the united states
https://tinyurl.com/th43vax

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:42 AM (ZCEU2)

1173 mornin yall.

Some of the dumbest most, self rightous people I have ever met work for the government schools systems. There are a few good ones, but most are a bad influence on the kids.

Case in point, Redford.

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 06:42 AM (Tnijr)

1174 Quint. You really do not know what the person's
financial situation is, just that he's a teacher. He may have gotten
himself, or someone got him into debt well beyond his salary. Maybe he
wants to buy a luxury item. So many unknowns in that situation.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 24, 2020 06:36 AM (JVgnl)

I thought about that and your are right. I am probably off base but want to be clear. I am not asking for teachers to get a raise. I am saying there are coastal locales so warped from reality, only the preferred groups can prosper.


Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:43 AM (hHxp2)

1175 NaCly Dog. You didn't ask me but I'll answer. All of them except for the one's that help the most vulnerable. I wish I could attach the 3 letters we have received from mom's assisted living home. They show what needs to be done and for the correct reasons.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at March 24, 2020 06:44 AM (JVgnl)

1176 Is it hateful to tell a teacher "Learn to stock"?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 24, 2020 06:10 AM (rCwaK)

Sorry, I'm gonna have to report that comment to MisHum

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:44 AM (BiNEL)

1177 Red for Ed

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 06:44 AM (Tnijr)

1178 Why do I get the feeling by the end of the week I will think its Groundhog's day?

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:45 AM (ZCEU2)

1179 I can't find a median, but multiple sources, many pro-teacher union, cite an annual salary of $50k+ for a NC teacher.

Poor things.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 24, 2020 06:45 AM (41rs/)

1180 neverenoughcaffeine

Thank you. Which were the best advice lines? And it is good that there is wisdom being shown.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

1181 neverenoughcaffeine

And it's not like we are a formal debating society here. We used to have epic flame wars. Jumping right in to illuminate an issue is totally fine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:47 AM (u82oZ)

1182 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:41 AM (u82oZ)

Well, it's a gray Moscow kind of day, and I'm worried the store will be out of truffles and prime rib again!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:47 AM (BiNEL)

1183 "How did the carpet install go?"

Hardwood flooring.

Had to postpone due to installer helping a friend with an unrelated injury.

Should start today, and probably go a week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:48 AM (O4024)

1184 Well, it's a gray Moscow kind of day, and I'm worried the store will be out of truffles and prime rib again!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

You'll settle for Ruffles and hamburger though, right?

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

1185 Commissar Hrothgar

Truffles? Don't they come from ... Italy?

Can they be farmed? Hmmm.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

1186 Public schools? It's dead Jimbo.

Posted by: Bones at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (WX+x0)

1187 " We used to have epic flame wars."

Back when "Fcuk-It-All Fridays" was a thing.


Good times...

Good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (O4024)

1188 The song was in bad taste. Marx would be proud of that song. And I'm not imagining no heaven. Jesus gives hope. Government can't give people a heart change or hope. Larry The Cable Guy
_________

The first sentence is flat wrong, the rest is absolutely correct.

The thing is that "taste" is one thing that is truly a "social construct", and is a matter of which group is being appealed to. And to that extent, Imagine is pitch perfect in its expression of the mind of the young listeners.

And of everything about my generation that I rejected at the time.

Posted by: Eeyore at March 24, 2020 06:50 AM (ZbwAu)

1189 Lets not forget 95% of teachers are Leftist indoctrination masters

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:50 AM (ZCEU2)

1190 Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (vd8XM)

Yes, as long as they have Ridges!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:51 AM (BiNEL)

1191 Village Idiot's Apprentice

There is a Horde joke here.

Good luck. I admire your strong marriage. If I did all that -- **Shudder**.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:51 AM (u82oZ)

1192 BTW, the NC teacher salaries are on the NCDPI website.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 24, 2020 06:52 AM (41rs/)

1193 Lowering teachers wages would help to bend the education cost curve downward, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:52 AM (O4024)

1194 Can they be farmed? Hmmm.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 06:49 AM (u82oZ)

Think you need oak trees, but at least I might get an exemption as a supplier to one of my betters estates!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:53 AM (BiNEL)

1195
Lets not forget 95% of teachers are Leftist indoctrination masters

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:50 AM (ZCEU2)

zero percent chance this guy is but I agree in general. At the collegiate level they are all lefty it seems. I don't see why parents send their kids to these places.


Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:54 AM (hHxp2)

1196 americanthinker.com/panic time finally for good reason
https://tinyurl.com/txz3mou

President Trump has said two weeks, Dr Fauci thinks 3 minimum and many governors seem to be 1 month. The longer the more businesses are not going to make it, driving unemployment way up depending those people on government.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:54 AM (ZCEU2)

1197 Good morning all. Is today going to be a better day?

Posted by: IC at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (sYDum)

1198 Mornin'.

Too many quarantinis last night. ugh.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (KxVoZ)

1199 1193
Lowering teachers wages would help to bend the education cost curve downward, yes?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:52 AM (O4024)

The biggest thing that would reduce "education" cost would be to quit turning schools into welfare administrators with all the free or reduced price meals.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (mpXpK)

1200 Perhaps sometimes you do have to stick your dick in crazy.
_________

Yes. Certainly if you like women. I dearly love my wife, and have never regretted our marriage. But I cannot deny that sometimes she is just batshit insane. Like every other woman I've met.

And she thinks the same of me, ceteris paribus. That's hardcoded in our species.

Posted by: Eeyore at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (ZbwAu)

1201 1161 A job you work 10 months out of a year

Oh it is way more than that with breaks and days off. The schools get days off I have never even heard of.

Posted by: jsg at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (4aBLK)

1202 Back in my day, MTV (remember them, your old!) used to play a video of a couple climbing a stairway passing Communist icons along the way. Stirring music for the day. Would make me proud to be in the USSR.

Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (nFOkW)

1203 Back in the day, I worked in a Sears at the same store where my shop teacher worked...

Back when there was a Sears, and they still taught useful skillz In high school

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:56 AM (BiNEL)

1204 1193 Lowering teachers wages would help to bend the education cost curve downward, yes?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 06:52 AM (O4024)

Its admin and staff. My guess is teachers are less than 50% of school cost.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 24, 2020 06:56 AM (JFO2v)

1205 The other thing is the insane salary HS football coaches make.

Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

1206 Buen dia morons. At this point we are literally in limbo, waiting to see if the preventive measures put in place work, or not. And how long we can keep people complying with them. It won't be too much longer, either way.

In any case, one comment brings a month of Zappa? No justice there. I like Zappa but might not in a week or two.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 24, 2020 06:58 AM (EZebt)

1207 driving unemployment way up depending those people on government.
Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 06:54 AM (ZCEU2)

Comrade, you say that like it's a bad thing!
Have you learned nothing?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:58 AM (BiNEL)

1208
Back in my day, MTV (remember them, your old!) used to play a video of a
couple climbing a stairway passing Communist icons along the way.
Stirring music for the day. Would make me proud to be in the USSR.


Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (nFOkW)

which one was that? Stairway to Heaven?
I never liked MTV but saw the craze. I was country when country wasn't cool. I still saw Thriller and Meat Loaf.

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:58 AM (hHxp2)

1209 he other thing is the insane salary HS football coaches make.


Posted by: Vic at March 24, 2020 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

in Texas

Posted by: Quint at March 24, 2020 06:59 AM (hHxp2)

1210 If only Comrade Stalin knew!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 06:59 AM (BiNEL)

1211 The biggest thing that would reduce "education" cost would be to quit turning schools into welfare administrators with all the free or reduced price meals.

-

I'd still love to know how many millions of gallons of unopened milk gets thrown away each day.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - won't somebody think of the chyron?!! at March 24, 2020 07:00 AM (41rs/)

1212 Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 24, 2020 06:58 AM (EZebt)

AoS operant conditioning!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 07:00 AM (BiNEL)

1213 1202 Back in my day, MTV (remember them, your old!) used to play a video of a couple climbing a stairway passing Communist icons along the way. Stirring music for the day. Would make me proud to be in the USSR.
Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 06:55 AM (nFOkW)

Could be Staiway to Lenin IIRC.

Posted by: jsg at March 24, 2020 07:00 AM (4aBLK)

1214 "Pacific Gas and Electric, announced Monday that it would plead guilty to 84 state counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully starting a fire.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 24, 2020 01:15 AM "

Are they going to throw everyone that works for PG&E into jail? How does that work? Gah this is so stupid.

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 07:02 AM (Tnijr)

1215 http://covid19stats.global/state/
As of yesterday, Pa at 3 deaths

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:03 AM (ZCEU2)

1216 Oh it is way more than that with breaks and days off. The schools get days off I have never even heard of.
Posted by: jsg

Many of those days off are called institute days here.
The kids are off, but the teachers get to go to stupid meetings that are mandated by the state/feds. Quite often it was about things that pertained to only certain grade levels.

My wife hated those days

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

1217 If people knew what schools paid for sports vs STEM classes per student they would be shocked. Here I think it's something like $1200 per student vs $300 for actual learning. I shall investigate this later.

Posted by: jsg at March 24, 2020 07:05 AM (4aBLK)

1218 You really do not know what the person's financial situation is, just that he's a teacher. He may have gotten himself, or someone got him into debt well beyond his salary. Maybe he wants to buy a luxury item. So many unknowns in that situation.

I know many teachers who are married to entrepreneurs and commission income spouses (people with boom/bust incomes).

It works out fairly well because the generous benefits and constant income stream are insurance during times of drought when, say, a commercial real-estate broker, takes a few months longer to land the million dollar deal.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 24, 2020 07:08 AM (uYQjf)

1219 Many of those days off are called institute days here.
The kids are off, but the teachers get to go to stupid meetings that are mandated by the state/feds. Quite often it was about things that pertained to only certain grade levels.

My wife hated those days
Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:04 AM (vd8XM)

Yeah there is that. Neighbors next door, who are my sister and BIL, work for the school district, not teachers, but I have never seen anyone get so much time off. My wife is a weekend +1 nurse and it has become a running joke when she tells me whenever he comes home, midday, and cuts his grass. Must be nice. Get off work at 4 and home by 2.

Posted by: jsg at March 24, 2020 07:11 AM (4aBLK)

1220 Time for chores.

Vic, today I take school meals to the barrios. First time. Don't want it to be interesting.

K-12 schools were closed by edict, and a clause in my contract led to this reassignment.

We will see if I get stories out of this. The food service ladies are a lot older than me.

Everyone have a serene day. You wanted free time; for many, we have it. Lets not waste it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 07:14 AM (u82oZ)

1221 Looking at the new stats this morning, New York accounts for exactly have of all US cases of Yellow Peril-19.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 24, 2020 07:14 AM (oVJmc)

1222 er, HALF.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 24, 2020 07:14 AM (oVJmc)

1223 Stairway to Heaven, yes!
Just watching a video of a long freight train of logs heading to a papermill to be made into TP. Lots of pine logs in Michigan,Wisconsin giving up their lives for Americans so they can wipe their butt.

Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 07:15 AM (nFOkW)

1224 Looking at the new stats this morning, New York accounts for exactly have of all US cases of Yellow Peril-19.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

Damn New Yorkers...oh, we should have more than anyone else!!

/s

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:15 AM (vd8XM)

1225 There is a guy around here running for the school named "Larry Tard". The signs crack me up.

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 07:16 AM (Tnijr)

1226 Also, our teachers should not be considered so delicate that they can not go out and pump gas, or stock shelves if they need some more cash. That's just silly. If they want more than they have, they gotta go get it. Just like the rest of us.
Posted by: lizabth at March 24, 2020 06:35 AM (L3Rsz)


I'm so old that when I was working a summer job for the B ampersand O railroad there were school teachers doing likewise to make ends meet over the summer.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 24, 2020 07:16 AM (y7DUB)

1227 school "board"

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 07:17 AM (Tnijr)

1228 Just watching a video of a long freight train of logs heading to a papermill to be made into TP. Lots of pine logs in Michigan,Wisconsin giving up their lives for Americans so they can wipe their butt.
Posted by: Colin

Those are actually hiding entire National Guard units to bring Marshall Law!! to a town near you!

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:17 AM (vd8XM)

1229 just measured last nights snow, 6 1/2'' good to be working frome home.....

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 07:17 AM (LfHBm)

1230 1225 There is a guy around here running for the school named "Larry Tard". The signs crack me up.
Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 07:16 AM (Tnijr)

He ain't no ways tard.

Posted by: Hillary at March 24, 2020 07:17 AM (4aBLK)

1231 just measured last nights snow, 6 1/2'' good to be working frome home.....
Posted by: beanervt

Whoosh. We got only about an inch yesterday. I hope ours is done

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:18 AM (vd8XM)

1232 Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 24, 2020 07:14 AM (u82oZ)

Salty, stay safe, but since you'll be giving away free stuff, you should be ok!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 07:19 AM (BiNEL)

1233 >work for the school district, not teachers, but I have never seen anyone get so much time off.


that's me
this week is Spring Break.
I don't get paid.
At Christmastime it's called 'winter break'.
I don't get paid.
Thanksgiving has morphed into 'Thanksgiving break', all week off.
I don't get paid.
And of course, there's 'summer break', for which I am not paid.
They take what I earn during the school year and pay it out over 12 months.
So in June and July when I get a paycheck, it's money I have already earned during the school year.

7 actual paid holidays.

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 24, 2020 07:20 AM (iTXRQ)

1234 "I hope ours is done

Posted by: Bruce"

I'm just letting this shit melt..tomorrow will be 45 and I don't have to go anywhere..

Posted by: beanervt at March 24, 2020 07:21 AM (LfHBm)

1235 Hubs just left for work.

As an electrician, he can't work from home.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at March 24, 2020 07:21 AM (RU4sa)

1236 Serious question. What are people going to spend their $1,000 on when there is pretty much nothing at the grocery store to buy?


Here in Texas everything other than stores with groceries are closed down for the most part, so you can't go and spend that money to help out small businesses.



I guess they can pay utility bills, but that doesn't help spur the economy in general which is what I understand to be the point of this evolution.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 24, 2020 07:21 AM (JUOKG)

1237 1218 When did penguins start getting cell phone plans?

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:24 AM (ZCEU2)

1238 Here in SC, most stores are open. Yesterday I went to Southern States Farm Supply to pick up some Viper.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 07:25 AM (2BZBZ)

1239 Good morning. So what fresh hell do we have today? Any governors banned breathing yet out of an abundance of caution?

Posted by: George Kaplan at March 24, 2020 07:25 AM (MX4n0)

1240 This Chinese Bat Soup virus is supposed to be unable to survive temperatures above 86 degrees farenheit.

We here in AZ are going to be at 86 degrees or better starting next week. It will be interesting to see if that has any effect on the infection rates here.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2020 07:26 AM (k4dH2)

1241 Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 07:25 AM (2BZBZ)

So, that's what they call it in town?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 07:27 AM (BiNEL)

1242 Starting pay for a teacher in NC is $35,000. Most counties add a supplement to the state salary. Average subsidy is $2,600. In most universities, the college of education, has the lowest SAT scores. Many, cannot write a legible sentence with correct spelling. None can be fired for incompetence without extreme measures and documentation. Virtually all vote Democrat.

Posted by: Agitator at March 24, 2020 07:27 AM (oEmr5)

1243 americanthinker.com/reflections on a century of junk science
From that
CDC 185 died from drug overdose every day in 2018
2018-19 315 died every day in 6 mo flu season.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:29 AM (ZCEU2)

1244 Palmetto Farm Supply. I guess it's a locally owned store with the regional brand.

Posted by: JAS at March 24, 2020 07:29 AM (2BZBZ)

1245 Got a shipping notice from Cabelas on my pellet grill. It's being shipped Fedex.

I pity the driver for that truck as the grill weighs 146 pounds.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 24, 2020 07:30 AM (JUOKG)

1246 unions are why you can't get rid of bad teachers

Posted by: Case at March 24, 2020 07:31 AM (tWAkG)

1247 1244
I was trying to make a play on the phrase "getting some 'Viper'". Forgive me it's too early.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 24, 2020 07:32 AM (BiNEL)

1248
Serious question. What are people going to spend their $1,000 on when there is pretty much nothing at the grocery store to buy?...

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 24, 2020 07:21 AM


1.) Funding my travel & lodging for the TxMoMe
B.) Ammo
III.) Anything left over, I'll probably waste on food & TP

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 24, 2020 07:32 AM (hx3Q8)

1249 Agitator: That's why computers were invented, so they can write a legible sentence with correct spelling.
I was a terrible speller, failed it even in probably 3 or 4 grade. Couldn't spell for shit. Now like magic, every miss spelled word if fixed for me.

Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 07:32 AM (nFOkW)

1250 From above link from Johns Hopkins
Arizona 152 cases 2 deaths.
So about 1 in 100 in Arizona has the flu virus or dead

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:33 AM (ZCEU2)

1251 Yesterday I went to Southern States Farm Supply to pick up some Viper.

So, that's what they call it in town?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
Yes! Yes, it is:
https://tinyurl.com/v5lfejl

Y'all from these parts?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 24, 2020 07:33 AM (8IOEj)

1252 Hay, Horde.

Did J.J. sleep in?

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2020 07:34 AM (XxJt1)

1253 1240: ot does better at lower temps, but I haven't read 86

Posted by: CN at March 24, 2020 07:34 AM (ONvIw)

1254 "Now like magic, every miss spelled word if fixed for me."

Um.......

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 07:34 AM (O4024)

1255

that's me
this week is Spring Break.
I don't get paid.
At Christmastime it's called 'winter break'.
I don't get paid.
Thanksgiving has morphed into 'Thanksgiving break', all week off.
I don't get paid.
And of course, there's 'summer break', for which I am not paid.
They take what I earn during the school year and pay it out over 12 months.
So in June and July when I get a paycheck, it's money I have already earned during the school year.

7 actual paid holidays.
Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 24, 2020 07:20 AM (iTXRQ)

Are you salaried or hourly ?

Posted by: Hillary at March 24, 2020 07:34 AM (4aBLK)

1256 This Chinese Bat Soup virus is supposed to be unable to survive temperatures above 86 degrees farenheit.


Great. Now they will write a law requiring indoor building temperatures to be maintained at 86 or above.

Posted by: 🐧 at March 24, 2020 07:35 AM (uYQjf)

1257 1236 Serious question. What are people going to spend their $1,000 on when there is pretty much nothing at the grocery store to buy?


Here in Texas everything other than stores with groceries are closed down for the most part, so you can't go and spend that money to help out small businesses.
________________

It's not the same in every state. AZ still has a lot of businesses open. Over the weekend I saw a Lowe's truck delivering a new refrigerator to one of my neighbor's houses.
And my mechanic's shop is still open, because they sent me an e-mail saying my car is due for an oil change, and if I don't want to leave my house, they'll come and get the car and disinfect it before returning it to me after servicing it, for no extra charge.

Our schools are currently set to re-open on April 10th. My guess is that most businesses here that have voluntarily closed will re-open before then.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2020 07:35 AM (k4dH2)

1258 My cat Cinnamon was eating my cinnamon Life cereal, isn't that cannibalism?

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:35 AM (ZCEU2)

1259 Good morning morning people!

Welp, I'm almost to the stage of 'shoot the snow plow driver'.

"Snow, lovely snow, everything is so quiet, I am so glad we moved here"

Posted by: One of the quiet ones at March 24, 2020 07:35 AM (2GPSc)

1260 "Arizona 152 cases 2 deaths.
So about 1 in 100 in Arizona has the flu virus or dead"

Did they roll the death of the fish treatment dude into the deaths?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 24, 2020 07:36 AM (O4024)

1261 What is the media doing blaming Trump for the assholes who took fish tank cleaner with chloroquine?

Posted by: CN at March 24, 2020 07:36 AM (ONvIw)

1262 @1249 If you have not discovered for yourself by now that "computers" cannot fix your spelling, sentence structure, or logic flaws, invest in "Kentucky jelly," son, because I'm going to be keeping an eye on you.

That's your mother tongue you're corn-holing there. If you can't speak fucking English, keep your damned mouth shut.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 24, 2020 07:37 AM (8IOEj)

1263 "So what fresh hell do we have today? Any governors banned breathing yet out of an abundance of caution?"


Not sure, our Gov. here in Wisconsin likes his dictates to be a surprise. He told us yesterday the pain is coming and he's going to inflict it slowly.

Posted by: lowandslow at March 24, 2020 07:37 AM (4thlk)

1264 What is the media doing blaming Trump for the assholes who took fish tank cleaner with chloroquine?


Clutching at straws.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 24, 2020 07:38 AM (oVJmc)

1265 unions are why you can't get rid of bad teachers

NC doesn't allow public unions. They have two teacher "associations" instead which effectively function as unions. Since they vote mostly as a block, they have used this voting power very effectively not only for themselves, but for most state employees.

Posted by: Agitator at March 24, 2020 07:39 AM (oEmr5)

1266 What is the media doing blaming Trump for the assholes who took fish tank cleaner with chloroquine?



Posted by: CN at March 24, 2020 07:36 AM

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Because that's all they have.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 24, 2020 07:40 AM (JUOKG)

1267 Once again we see that our government betters failed us spectactuly.

CDC had missions of guns and obesity and islamophobia while letting millions of sick people enter our country bringing diseases we killed off years ago. Who did not expect them to FAIL when a new virus entered the world?

FDA missions to bring safe food and drugs turned into a controlfest of failure after failure. Their regulators and administrators made it easier for companies to offshore drug manufacturing. Their edicts force great labs (over 5000 virus specialty around US) to submit to their rules so only their test were official (PS it had major issues). Their crackdown on off-label prescribing leaves patients, doctors, and researchers in a legal quandary on whether it is better to try a drug or just die in place.

Was this all on purpose? maybe
Was this all known to be problematic? fuck yes
Will we learn from it? prolly not

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 24, 2020 07:40 AM (JFO2v)

1268 I'ma buy a new refrigerator to put all the food I can't buy in.

Posted by: creeper at March 24, 2020 07:40 AM (XxJt1)

1269 1250 From above link from Johns Hopkins
Arizona 152 cases 2 deaths.
So about 1 in 100 in Arizona has the flu virus or dead
___________________

Not even close.

Arizona's population is around 7.5 million.

According to the AZ Dept. of Health website, AZ has recorded 234 cases of Chinese Bat Soup virus. That is 0.00312 percent of the state's population.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 24, 2020 07:41 AM (k4dH2)

1270 1261 What is the media doing blaming Trump for the assholes who took fish tank cleaner with chloroquine?
Posted by: CN



It's who they are, it's what they do.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 24, 2020 07:41 AM (UxsqT)

1271 legalinsurrection.com/wuhan virus watch trump prepares nation for nextphase in war against coronavirus
Was watching the tv at this time but didn't watch the briefing, should start I guess. The President definitely wants this to end.

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:41 AM (ZCEU2)

1272 1.) Funding my travel & lodging for the TxMoMe
B.) Ammo
III.) Anything left over, I'll probably waste on food & TP
Posted by: AltonJackson

I'm going for B and 4, more guns, here

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:42 AM (vd8XM)

1273 Ghey looking CBS "News" guy is interviewing a restaurant owner on TV on the street while standing about 3 feet away from him.

Posted by: freakd at March 24, 2020 07:43 AM (Tnijr)

1274 I had a doctors appointment today. Got a call from his office, that he is doing phone visits only. She reminded me that it isn't free, but so much a minute.Thanks, just like a lawyer.

Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 07:43 AM (nFOkW)

1275 7.5 million? holy crap I never would have guessed. What in the world do you all drink in the desert? Cactus juice?

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:43 AM (ZCEU2)

1276 Only part of Arizona I have been to was the Grand canyon

Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:44 AM (ZCEU2)

1277 JJ is NOOD

Posted by: Lady in Black at March 24, 2020 07:44 AM (JoUsr)

1278 1250 From above link from Johns Hopkins
Arizona 152 cases 2 deaths.
So about 1 in 100 in Arizona has the flu virus or dead
Posted by: Skip at March 24, 2020 07:33 AM (ZCEU2)

Playing with ICD codes is the most likely cause of death. It gaming the system to find a code that gets the hospital paid. If we ever get a chance to look at the patient records (Obamacare and HIPPA make this very hard) we will find that sick people died. I am sure we will find a few 20 or 30 YOs that died but this happens every day, sad but true.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 24, 2020 07:44 AM (JFO2v)

1279 Was watching the tv at this time but didn't watch the briefing, should start I guess. The President definitely wants this to end.
Posted by: Skip

All the alphabet channels.
Chinese Flu is the worst and we have to follow everything the gubbmint tells us.

Also the alphabet channels..another daily briefing from Drumpf?
We ain't gonna show that.
Here watch The Wheel instead

Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:45 AM (vd8XM)

1280 Upstate NY, over 300 miles from NYC. 2 deaths since this whole thing started, one was a traveler from NYC. One was visitor returning from Italy.
So lets close it all down. Meanwhile 17 have died from the flu.

Posted by: Colin at March 24, 2020 07:46 AM (nFOkW)

1281 1.) Funding my travel lodging for the TxMoMe

B.) Ammo

III.) Anything left over, I'll probably waste on food TP

Posted by: AltonJackson



I'm going for B and 4, more guns, here


Posted by: Bruce at March 24, 2020 07:42 A

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Tried to go look at guns at Cabelas, they were limiting the number of customers in the store at one time to 10.

No way was I going to stand in the crowd outside waiting in the pouring rain so we left.


Not sure if the irony of having 25-30 people standing in a large group outside their door while they limited the number of people who could be in the store at one time even registered on them.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 24, 2020 07:47 AM (JUOKG)

1282 >Are you salaried or hourly ?
Posted by: Hillary


hourly

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 24, 2020 07:48 AM (iTXRQ)

1283 Going out for a bike ride. It's 72 and cloudy. We've had no rain for weeks, and none expected this week.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 24, 2020 07:49 AM (+fPHo)

1284
Fff Fff fff iii ssshhhhh naammmeedd Wa Wa Wan DA?

Posted by: saf at March 24, 2020 07:52 AM (5IHGB)

1285 50 Global trlr- what camp?
Posted by: Charles the Simple at March 23, 2020 10:11 PM (HuH1F)

It was in Baghdad, in the GZ - it was Saddam's main parade ground. Normally you see it with the two big swords. They must have taken the pic a little to the side of them.

Posted by: GlobalTrvlr at March 24, 2020 12:19 PM (ARe81)

1286 "This is Ace's house and he has rules."

And one of those rules is to always return the gerbil in the condition you found it in.

Posted by: Rbastid at March 25, 2020 01:38 AM (8/8uM)

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