Between The Desire And The Spasm, Between The Potency And The Existence, Between The Essence And The Descent, Falls The ONT

So, no negative Wuhan Flu stuff tonight. Instead, I'm going to try and have any flu stories be positive. Lets start off by checking our horoscopes, shall we?


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America. Fuck Yeah!

What does America do best? We answer the call, baby. To steal a line from John David Khan's wonderful American Heart, “The greatest liberator, innovator, cultivator, freedom knows”. Fuck it, let's just start off with the song itself:


US Lab Unveils Portable 5-Minute Coronavirus Test


Answering the coronavirus: exponential American innovation

American innovation, responding to a nationwide (and global) crisis. Want more? US Biotech company has a vaccine ready for live testing. In just 6 weeks! All across America, distilleries have turned on a dime to produce hand sanitizer. We all know the Mr. Pillow story, you can't have missed it, the MSM is outraged that a company run by an unapologetic Christian is retooling to make masks. Everywhere you look, the private sector has responded to the call by running towards the sound of gunfire, and as an American, I couldn't be prouder. The American eagle, she has sharp claws, and in times of need, we break out the file.

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Some Good News Going into the Weekend


Twitter


Want to know what you're in for if you decide to jump into the smoldering dumpster fire that is Twitter? The 41 Worst People You Meet on Twitter. I wouldn't say that any of them describes me, but many of them describe things I've done in the past. Personally, I use Twitter mostly for posting bon mots and food pictures, with the occasional deep discussion thrown in.


Monkeys Are The Only Animals That Use Tools!


Br'er rat would like a word with you.


The Moon Is Low On Helium



Buzzfeed Quiz


You know it's important if it's on Buzzfeed. Sorry, Millennials, But There's No Way You Will Be Able To Pass This Quiz


I got 20/20, but it's not really that hard. I bet plenty of Millennials can ace it.


America, Don't Ever Change

So, sports broadcaster Joe Buck offered to provide a play-by-play commentary to videos people would send him. Seems like a fun thing to do to alleviate boredom during lock down, doesn't it? Well, you'll never guess what happened.

A) People asked him if Tony Romo was doing the same thing
B) Nobody Responded
C) He got in trouble for using tapes with implied oral consent and not express written consent
D) People sent him sex tapes

And the winner is.....

Yeah, like that's a surprise.


When Karma Runs Over Your Dogma

Advertising Karma Hits Corporate Media

Nolte does a great job of explaining how left-wing censorship groups are reaping the whirlwind that they sowed.


Americans Are A Generous People

Robert Kraft Uses Patriots Plane To Fly Over 1 Million Masks From China To The United States Sadly, the masks couldn't be used because they were only partially inflated.

And this is a nice story about people helping out their fellow citizen who got to the market late:


H/T Mytntlife


Sad News

Daughter, grandson of ex-Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend missing on Chesapeake Bay

It was windy here yesterday, the bay would have been choppy as hell, not a good place to be in a canoe unless you really know what you're doing. Two things:

A) Condolences to the Kennedy and McKean Families

B) The entire Kennedy clan really should know to stay far, far away from water by now.


The Cutest Thing You'll See Today (Even If She Is Rooting For The *spit* Pirates)

Mister, We Could Use A Man Like Tom Coburn Again

What Tom Coburn taught me

Who Throws Out Paper Vertically Anyway?



Tonight's ONT brought to you by Putin, sharing a quiet moment with his successor:

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Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:43 PM




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1 YAY

Posted by: CN at April 03, 2020 09:45 PM (ONvIw)

2 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 03, 2020 09:46 PM (JFzNN)

3 I'll be spending my time at home, being a Cancer, it's what I like best!

Posted by: CN at April 03, 2020 09:46 PM (ONvIw)

4 Huh. Late to the party...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 03, 2020 09:46 PM (HuH1F)

5 Oooh.....top ten!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 09:47 PM (/UQ/R)

6 Aries here.. yeah spending time in my home..like everyone else.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 03, 2020 09:48 PM (dUJdY)

7 Libra

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 09:48 PM (UUBmN)

8 I would like to have a word with you about the Pirates.

Posted by: Amir Garrett at April 03, 2020 09:49 PM (O2PCU)

9 Judge: Counselor, your client allegedly died his testicles like Easter eggs and dipped them in glitter. Then he went to the Town's annual Easter Egg hunt and laid down in the bushes, covering himself with brush, leaving only his testicles visible. He is charged with Disorderly Conduct and Exposing Himself. How do you plead?

Lawyer: Not guilty by reason of insanity, your honor.

Judge: Counselor, there's no precedent for that and the town is in an uproar, do you have any foundation upon which to base such a defense?

Lawyer: Well, Your Honor, even you must admit that was pretty nuts.

Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (Wm5SB)

10

To be clear, this is not a medical judgment. The
argument here is one of political philosophy and of the law.



Secondarily, it is an argument that common sense argues in favor of
humility and caution about sweeping, one-size-fits-all solutions.



https://tinyurl.com/sndncz9

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (pyXq5)

11 Wow, there's something to horoscopes, after all.

Posted by: Methos at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (kOpft)

12 Early night

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (7ZQe3)

13 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 09:51 PM (Y4EXg)

14 ONT, ONT!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at April 03, 2020 09:51 PM (+ldAm)

15 And I just said I wondered if I should go to bed or pour a few thick fingers of Bushmills and hang on for the ONT.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 09:51 PM (2JVJo)

16 For these the Burning Times were foretold by Our Prophet Ian the Anderson when he spake these words:
In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath,
Runs the all, time loser,
Headlong to his deathHe feels the piston scraping
Steam breaking on his brow
Old Charlie stole the handle and
The train it won't stop goingNo way to slow down
He sees his children jumping off
At stations, one by one
His woman and his best friend In bed and having fun
He's crawling down the corridor
On his hands and knees
Old Charlie stole the handle andThe train it won't stop going
No way to slow down
He hears the silence howling
Catches angels as they fallAnd the all-time winner
Has got him by the balls
He picks up Gideons Bible
Open at page one I think God He stole the handle and
The train won't stop going
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUdlUmtg3Q

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 09:52 PM (M0Ql8)

17 Imma repost this cause it was a near willow:

380 I have some crazy shit to lay on you. Stick with me.

People have said hey they aren't giving us the demographic data on the victims of CV. What are they covering up? (They does not mean the media because I don't give them that much credit - they are just bad at their jobs)

Well.

We heard that it was old people in Italy. Birx said the average age of decedents in Italy was 88. I repeat: 88. The average.

So, we aren't getting that data in the US.

Of the 50 states, there is exactly one that provides detailed demographic data of the deaths from CV: MA (I found this because my 89yo ex-MIL is in hospice care about to die from CV so I was poking around for info.)

https://tinyurl.com/r9al25k - April 2

https://tinyurl.com/qmr3wrl - April 1

Note the distribution of cases over the age ranges - they are fairly even.

Now, take a look at the pages with deaths. On April 1, 33. On April 2, 32. On each day 30 of the deaths are over 60. On April 2, 27 of the 32 deaths are over 70. The ones under 60 either have pre-existing conditions, or their status is unknown.

The people who are dying of CV in MA are overwhelmingly VERY OLD. I do not have any reason to suspect that MA differs from the other states.

Let me take you back to the Before Times. Memba when AIDS was the hotness in the 80s? The government, as well as activists, made sure to make you think that, as they say in Team America, EVERYBODY HAS AIDS!

But of course we don't all have AIDS. There is a reason why all the Truvada ads are aimed at a very flamboyant audience. But the feeling was that America might think that the gay and IV drug user communities were expendable. So, it had to be a threat to everyone.

So, now we have CV. And the medical community is saying that anyone can get it. Yeah, they say, mainly the old are at risk but even young people have to stay locked up.

I am thinking that if we were broadcasting that 90% of deaths from this damned disease comes for people over 70yo, people might start to wonder, well why the heck do we have everyone locked up?

So, last piece of the puzzle. Fauci and Birx (who I have utmost respect for both of them) were top AIDS researchers in the 80s and 90s, and are held up as heroes in the AIDS community. They were big on the "everybody can get AIDS" train - though I believe at one point Fauci raised a little ire by suggesting that the butt stuff was problematic.

Anyway, I am not suggesting that there is a conspiracy and that Fauci and Birx are in on it - I am saying this is how they work. Universalize the risk, so precautions are universal - hey, gay guys get the AIDS a LOT, so everyone has to wear condoms!

So, yeah, that's where I am right now. My current prediction is that US will top out around 600k cases, and that there will be some 40-50k deaths. And 90% of those will be from people over 70.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2020 09:41 PM (ZfRYq)

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2020 09:53 PM (ZfRYq)

18 coulda been a contender

Posted by: boomers remember stuff at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (+U5Yr)

19 And this is a nice story about people helping out their fellow citizen who got to the market late:



It's all in the way you ask

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (/tBBU)

20 408 nood ONT
Posted by: Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (Wm5SB)

409 I am debating whether to go to bed or to pour myself a few thick fingers of Bushmills and hang on for the ONT.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 09:50 PM (2JVJo)

Amazing timing!!!

Posted by: m at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (55d/e)

21 ctrl-f

"zappa"

not found

Hi, WierdDave! You wanna get on a Kate Bush kick or sumthin?

Posted by: filbert at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (NiXyF)

22 OK, I am going to grab a Bushmills. BRB

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (2JVJo)

23
The "Pool's Closed" still on the video in the last thread reminds of the old "Pool's Closed Due To AIDS" stunt back in the day.

Posted by: Seattle Police Department at April 03, 2020 09:54 PM (II2Y0)

24 ONT shows up time for lights out
Good night horde, wherever you are

Posted by: Skip at April 03, 2020 09:55 PM (ZCEU2)

25 And if you're a Gemini, you can expect the unexpected.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 09:55 PM (t+qrx)

26 Sheltered in place for 30 days now. Not much nuttier than usual.

Posted by: Igotnothing at April 03, 2020 09:56 PM (y9S4N)

27 Rats are many things. Stupid ain't one of them.

Posted by: Jackal at April 03, 2020 09:56 PM (o3+fQ)

28 Bilwis Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls

LOL.

Don't try this now, champs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 09:56 PM (u82oZ)

29 any of you California morons just feel an earthquake? Very small where I'm at.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 03, 2020 09:57 PM (xPl2J)

30 Excellent IA philosophy Brother Roscoe. Ssf pot on

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 03, 2020 09:57 PM (7ZQe3)

31 That video of people sharing groceries brought a tear to my eye!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 09:57 PM (UUBmN)

32 25 And if you're a Gemini, you can expect the unexpected.

Thhhhhhhhhpft! *dies*

Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (4rW0X)

33
g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (DUIap)

34 Universalize the risk, so precautions are universal - hey, gay guys get the AIDS a LOT, so everyone has to wear condoms!



Johnny wuz bad so now NOBODY gets recess on the playground.

Fucking Kindergarten.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (pyXq5)

35 Russia, Russia, RUSSIA!!!11!

Posted by: Martini Farmer semper liberi montani at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (3H9h1)

36 Hello Alton!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (dUJdY)

37 >And if you're a Gemini, you can expect the unexpected.

Thhhhhhhhhpft! *dies*
Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (4rW0X)


This guy has good taste in flims.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

38 Heya, AltonJackson.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 09:59 PM (t+qrx)

39 >>>And this is a nice story about people helping out their fellow citizen who got to the market late:

Well, that is lovely.

Posted by: m at April 03, 2020 09:59 PM (55d/e)

40 Love that deflated Moon exacting revenge for the Apollo mission.

Fuck you, Earth!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at April 03, 2020 09:59 PM (Dc2NZ)

41 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (7WaWV)

42 deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection


Collective punishment is so totalitarian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (u82oZ)

43 My list of crazy shit that happened to Worf got willowed. But it is past time for me to go to bed. I have a haircut in the morning at my stylist's house. *GASP*

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (rWZ8Y)

44 Helium-3 is supposed to be abundant on the moon. It's supposed to be good for fusion reactors.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (ykYG2)

45 You're not going to sneak a KFM reference past me.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (4rW0X)

46 Wow, I'm in the top 50? couldn't have planned that if I tried. maybe.

A question on the header,
Between The Potency And The Existence, Between The Essence And The DescentAre you inferring there isn't any more coffee? if so, I will be filing a grievance.

chuckling


Posted by: Grog at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (weXmt)

47 I'm back.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:01 PM (2JVJo)

48 So is MisHum really MIA?

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 03, 2020 10:01 PM (7ZQe3)

49 That spacing didn't turn out very good, apology for the blending together of the words.

Posted by: Grog at April 03, 2020 10:01 PM (weXmt)

50 Thanks for the ONT.

Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.) Opening cans was a big deal. I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM (A5zUN)

51 China ordering huge numbers of body bags from Taiwan.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhzF-5xELOE

Stream still live ... story is at the beginning.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM (AHq56)

52 Helium-3 is supposed to be abundant on the moon. It's supposed to be good for fusion reactors.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Helium 3 is nowhere near as good as Helium 4: The Return.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM (SfYbS)

53 I too got a 20/20 on the quiz

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (UUBmN)

54 Helium-3 is supposed to be abundant on the moon. It's supposed to be good for fusion reactors.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (ykYG2)


YES

I saw a posting for a job mining ³He on the far side of the moon. Two year gig. Could be pretty cool, might apply once this stupid isolation thing is over! It'll be nice to get out.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

55 44
Helium-3 is supposed to be abundant on the moon. It's supposed to be good for fusion reactors.

D-He3 reaction has no neutrons.

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (AHq56)

56 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (arJlL)

57 Mark1971, oh yes, short/sharp one, but fairly big, by my experience.

America's Finest City here.

Thinking - perfect time for the Big One!

All that will be missing is zombies.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:04 PM (El6T/)

58 Thank you for an excellent ONT WD! The "sharing" video had been tossed around among Mr. WDS's friends this week.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:04 PM (/UQ/R)

59 I saw a posting for a job mining ³He on the far side of the moon. Two year gig. Could be pretty cool, might apply once this stupid isolation thing is over! It'll be nice to get out.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

You know, space mining would suck. Stuck in the same suit for hours and hours on end. Bet the pay will be good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:04 PM (A5zUN)

60 Pete Seria

We will find out Saturday. Weird Dave posts on Thursday and Friday. MisHum timed it well, for an April 1 ONT post.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:05 PM (u82oZ)

61 I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

----


EZ-DUZ-IT - $12 or so. Indestructible and it works.

https://tinyurl.com/rc2g5xx

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:05 PM (Y4EXg)

62 Did you see Cancer's horoscope?

I'm going to be spending time at home.

Ugh.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

63 And if you're a Gemini, you can expect the unexpected.
Posted by: hogmartin

That explains SO much.

Doesn't it?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at April 03, 2020 10:05 PM (ZCiJZ)

64 Thanks for the ONT, WeirdDave.

American innovation for the win!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:06 PM (WFcrO)

65 Pete Seria

And it could be that, with his wife's layoff and birthday, he has time for a bacchanal.

He has earned some time off.

I aver we are in the golden age of CoBs.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)

66 And if you're a Gemini, you can expect the unexpected.
Posted by: hogmartin

---

I'm of two minds about this.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:06 PM (Y4EXg)

67 I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM (A5zUN)


Stately Poppins Manor was built in 1930. In the kitchen, there is a hand-wound can opener attached to the backsplash just above the sink.

It works better than any modern opener.

Like this:

https://tinyurl.com/wu54ky2

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

68 China ordering huge numbers of body bags from Taiwan.


yeah yeah, and last week the crematoriums could be "seen from space".

China is really good at disinformation.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (pyXq5)

69 I got a 230 out of 20 on the "quiz."

It's more of an intelligence assessment. Thus, my score.

Posted by: Martini Farmer semper liberi montani at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (3H9h1)

70 EZ-DUZ-IT - $12 or so. Indestructible and it works.

https://tinyurl.com/rc2g5xx
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:05 PM (Y4EXg)

Thanks! Every one I get I keep wondering if I have forgotten some secret or something. Grip too tight? Not tight enough? Give me my fricking corned beef hash!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (A5zUN)

71 **sips Bushmills, realizes it's first alcohol in nearly a month**

Whew!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

72 So is MisHum really MIA?
Posted by: Pete Seria


Somewhere in Wisconsin, land of the dark river.

By the way, that's what Wisconsin means. Dark river, because there was so much tannin in the river that it made the water dark

Them Indians, they knew a thing or two, because they' had seen a thing or two.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at April 03, 2020 10:08 PM (ZCiJZ)

73 yeah yeah, and last week the crematoriums could be "seen from space".

China is really good at disinformation.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection


Beginning to think it is all a huge head fake.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....menace to society at April 03, 2020 10:08 PM (ZCiJZ)

74 1. What an adorable little Pirates fan.

2. The Brutus Buckeye cup on grocery man's counter pretty much signals his football loyalty.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (gLRfa)

75 I got the "get your ass back to work" call today. Things are looking up.

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (q9K+5)

76 Aetius451AD

We need Larry Niven's Belters for a space mining culture. With plenty of women on Ceres.

Because high pay does not cure voluntary celibacy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (u82oZ)

77
As Winston Churchill famously observed, Americans can always be counted on to do the right thing...after all other options have been exhausted.

You are seeing that playing out again with WuFlu response.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (f1Vqw)

78
A quick review of the content shows me it is going to be a great evening!

Thanks, Weird Dave.


Now, back to the videos and links............

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (sy5kK)

79 Them Indians, they knew a thing or two, because they' had seen a thing or two.

Bum-ba-dum-bum, bum-bum-bum!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (2JVJo)

80 Like this:

https://tinyurl.com/wu54ky2
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

I have seen that type in old movies and family photos (Mammaw did not become the greatest cook ever by dusting crops, boy.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (A5zUN)

81 OK one more thought about Star Trek before I go to bed. Most underrated actor on all Treks: Colm Meaney. Discuss.

Love you guys. Don't get the Kung Pao Sicken.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (rWZ8Y)

82 Helium-3 is supposed to be abundant on the moon. It's supposed to be good for fusion reactors.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 10:00 PM (ykYG2)


Martin Landau: One thing leads to another and the next thing you know you're hurtling through space

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (/tBBU)

83 yeah yeah, and last week the crematoriums could be "seen from space".

China is really good at disinformation.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection

China cured corona by not being Drumpf.

Posted by: Jeff Bezos presents The Washington Post at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (SfYbS)

84 Watched CNN for a moment today so you don't have to.

Copious amounts of crap and juvenile doom talk.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:11 PM (Y4EXg)

85 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUdlUmtg3Q
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 09:52 PM (M0Ql


thank you, Brother Roscoe

Posted by: Little Lord Fauntleroy at April 03, 2020 10:11 PM (sy5kK)

86 OK one more thought about Star Trek before I go to bed. Most underrated actor on all Treks: Colm Meaney. Discuss.
Posted by: Mrs. Peel at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (rWZ8Y)


Loved him in The Commitments.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 10:11 PM (t+qrx)

87 We got 20/20 on that quiz as well. Actually our twenty something son did get 16. Guess he has hung out with us 29 year olds enough

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:12 PM (/UQ/R)

88 We definitely are in a COB golden era. I'm grateful for each and every one of them . Great job guys. You are truly appreciated

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 03, 2020 10:12 PM (7ZQe3)

89 Verily, I can attest to the simple, wholesome unencumbered utility that the EZ-DUZ-IT manual can opener represents. Made in U.S.A. even.

For my money though, I recalled to Active Duty a stalwart from the Motorized Division - a General Electric Avocado Green combination can opener and knife sharpener. And kitty-cat attracter too!

Posted by: Common Tater at April 03, 2020 10:12 PM (mzCLD)

90 Night Mrs Peel.

Most underrated... I'd say Dr McCoy gets the short end of the stick being the other guy in the trio with the wonder twins. Solid actor. One of the reasons Karl Urban was the best of the new Trek. He was actually playing a role, not overracting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:12 PM (A5zUN)

91 Grandmother Poppins had one of these can openers. Pretty much foolproof:

https://tinyurl.com/wf5vozy

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:13 PM (2JVJo)

92 There's a twatters thread that's getting oohs/ahhs right now (Brit Hume linked it, a Moron linked the Hume reference earlier). Topic: firing of USS Roosevelt CO.

Meh.

Not because it isn't thoughtful, or correct, as far as it goes. He basically says both sides did the right thing, but that chain-of-command system requires SecNav to relieve the captain (more or less what he said).

Not arguing with that.

But his discussion assumes/possibly misstates the whole key factual point: was Navy doing the necessary for the ship, and its COVID problem? If so, then no, there is no honorable or other need for the CO to do anything out of the ordinary.

Sub-point: any reason to believe the firing offense (broadcast emailing his case to the command) actually changed anything? That is, if Navy was arguably doing all feasible/reasonable WRT the ship's needs, then why would raising an out-of-chain ruckus change anything for the better?

Investigation shouldn't take long.

Again, I reco watching SecNav/CNO presser from yesterday, available on DOD twatters. The aforementioned thread by the ex-Navy officer refers to it, but not sure he listened closely. If the basic facts as stated are correct, then CO's behavior does not look like noble/self-sacrificing move - not sure what it looks like.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:13 PM (El6T/)

93 lol 20/20

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 03, 2020 10:13 PM (cqteU)

94 Speaking of COBs, imagine how boned Monty would think we are!

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2020 10:14 PM (ZfRYq)

95
https://tinyurl.com/wu54ky2
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

I have seen that type in old movies and family photos (Mammaw did not become the greatest cook ever by dusting crops, boy.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:10 PM (A5zUN)


That was our can opener when I was growing up.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:14 PM (TdMsT)

96 Most underrated... I'd say Dr McCoy gets the short end of the stick being the other guy in the trio with the wonder twins. Solid actor. One of the reasons Karl Urban was the best of the new Trek. He was actually playing a role, not overracting.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:12 PM (A5zUN)


I understand the reasons why, but Nichelle Nichols was never used as much as she could have been. The Tholian Web shows off some solid acting chops.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:14 PM (2JVJo)

97 Under hunnert?

Posted by: mindful webworker
radically inclined
at April 03, 2020 10:14 PM (AoLFQ)

98 Mark1971, oh yes, short/sharp one, but fairly big, by my experience.



America's Finest City here.



Thinking - perfect time for the Big One!



All that will be missing is zombies.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:04 PM (El6T/)

quake was 4.9 centered near Anza

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 03, 2020 10:15 PM (xPl2J)

99 I understand the reasons why, but Nichelle Nichols was never used as much as she could have been. The Tholian Web shows off some solid acting chops.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:14 PM (2JVJo)

Star Trek V?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)

100 blaster

We will be DOOMED! if Monty posted.

I wonder how CDR M is doing. I hope he made CAPT and is moving on up to Flag Officer territory.

I enjoyed his ONTs and music choices.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

101 I aver we are in the golden age of CoBs.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)
* * * *

I quite agree.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (WFcrO)

102 34 Universalize the risk, so precautions are universal - hey, gay guys get the AIDS a LOT, so everyone has to wear condoms!
Johnny wuz bad so now NOBODY gets recess on the playground.

Fucking Kindergarten.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection


This is the same reasoning that's used for gun control. Someone in another state does some horrible murders and liberals want to force restrictions on law abiding gun owners. It's laziness. It's easier to punish everyone, than to do something about people with an actual problem.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (+lVUW)

103 50- Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM

I missed that one too!!

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (qe5CM)

104 Thank you for featuring my absolute favorite post-911 cartoon.

Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:17 PM (dOV9E)

105 103 50- Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM

I missed that one too!!
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (qe5CM)


Ahhh. You children.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:17 PM (TdMsT)

106 I got 18 out of 20 on the Buzzfeed quiz.

Posted by: Iris at April 03, 2020 10:17 PM (6lKe4)

107 Italy keeping only essential services open:
https://tinyurl.com/wmooj23
[JPG link]

Posted by: andycanuck at April 03, 2020 10:18 PM (TQ/zJ)

108 101 I aver we are in the golden age of CoBs.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:06 PM (u82oZ)
* * * *

I quite agree.
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (WFcrO)


Most definately.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:18 PM (TdMsT)

109 103 50- Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM

I missed that one too!!
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (qe5CM)

I did not miss the dimmer switch. I missed the cap gun ammo and... the little control box with four buttons (was it climate or tv channels that was right?)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (A5zUN)

110 I got the "get your ass back to work" call today. Things are looking up.
Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at April 03, 2020 10:09 PM (q9K+5)
* * * *

Yay!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (WFcrO)

111 Star Trek V?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)


Oh, God. That moonlight dance was painful.

Like watching your grandmother twerking.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (2JVJo)

112 {{{WDS}}}

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (WFcrO)

113 10/20, missed the jar opener one.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (7s3Gx)

114 19/20, I mean.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (7s3Gx)

115 I missed the roll caps (which is stupid; I had a cap gun that used them and I never had a car with foot-operated high beams). In my defense, I have my old glasses on and it looked like a tailor's tape.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (t+qrx)

116 20/20 (like the year!)

I almost got one wrong. I was gonna say "movie projector," but that wasn't one of the answers. And then I got it.

Posted by: m at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (55d/e)

117 Ahhh. You children.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:17 PM (TdMsT)
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Right? Anyone who didn't get 20/20 is up way past their bedtime.

Dang kids.

Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (/669Q)

118 Oh, God. That moonlight dance was painful.

Like watching your grandmother twerking.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (2JVJo)

The whole movie was just...

Like sitting down on the toilet at your grandparents house and the seat was warm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)

119 rhomboid

If you are the CO of the tip of the spear, forward deployed CVN, you have to know that ChiCom deterrence is very important. Letting the world know you are not fully mission capable is not career enhancing.

Yet I believe his firing is ... problematic.

Where there any issues with the embarked Battle Group Commander? He just had to walk down a passageway into that door first. I would have some pointed questions.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (u82oZ)

120 I did not miss the dimmer switch. I missed the cap gun ammo and... the little control box with four buttons (was it climate or tv channels that was right?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (A5zUN)


The control box is a TV remote. We had a Zenith TV that used that one.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (aS1PU)

121 {{{{{LS}}}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (/UQ/R)

122 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (L2ZTs)

123 I'm old - got them all correct.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (Y4EXg)

124 That swine fuck Reynolds over at instapasy it sowing his oats. Pretty proud if saving the world... dumb sob.

Posted by: TeleSkier at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (ua1m6)

125
I did not miss the dimmer switch. I missed the cap gun ammo and... the little control box with four buttons (was it climate or tv channels that was right?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (A5zUN)


I missed the channel changer one.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (TdMsT)

126 Wearing bandana, cowboy hat, ropers, chaps, and SA six shooter on errands tommorow.

Posted by: Pickled & lolgf at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (Tc6m0)

127 Right? Anyone who didn't get 20/20 is up way past their bedtime.

Dang kids.
Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (/669Q)

I have my own stuff, Mom! I can drink, fight and fornicate!

Coal Mining is a wonderful thing, mom!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (A5zUN)

128 Hi, everyone. End of the world report:

Local Wal-Mart report (sorry, they're right next door to me and they have what I want. If you want me to shop elsewhere, I will gladly accept checks)

Carts upended to make a clear "in" and "out" set of paths. Got a cart wheeled to me by a very happy associate. "Thank you!" I told him, and he seemed pleased.

No problem getting what I wanted (spoiler alert: what I wanted mostly was beer). There was a guy in the "paper products" aisle cheerfully allowing one set of "asswipe" each to be sold. No one was hassling him or otherwise making his day bad. In fact, everyone seemed to be pretty cheerful. Mask usage--maybe 20%.

Bought my stuff and left. Unlike many Wal-Mart patrons, I put my cart in the cart trough, rather than randomly shove it in an oblique direction.

Got home, put my groceries (and more importantly, beer) into the 'fridge and decided to check the mail.

On the way out, saw that the weird hunchback Wal-Mart guy had apparently fallen against one of the cars. I asked if he needed help (he did) and I helped him to stand, then brought his briefcase to his upstairs door. Told him I was going to get my mail, but I would be back if he needed help. Apparently, he didn't.

So, my good deed. If he was crawling with Wuhan, well, if I don't post again you'll know why.
I love all of you, and my postings here--so far as China has admitted--are not infectious.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

129 I would like to have a word with you about the Pirates.

IIRC, so would Puddleglum.

And so would my best bud from college, who still lives in The Burgh.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (pPNCa)

130 Aries: You'll be spending time at home, and won't like it.

Gemini: You'll be spending time at home, with your twin.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (NgKpN)

131 48 So is MisHum really MIA?
Posted by: Pete Seria at April 03, 2020 10:01 PM (7ZQe3)

Nah.

Take a big whiff.

Smell them?

Really, you don't smell anything?

Do it again.

Big whiff.



Yep.


















The unmistakable smell of cheese curds.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (sy5kK)

132 So, since we're past 100, here's what I did today:

Didn't write, but did plot out the end of my book, from the standard "the mastermind explains it all" scene through the foiling of the dastardly plot, the death of the villain and the wrap-up of loose ends.

I didn't write all of that, but I sketched it out, so I have my road map. So good progress for the day.

Now I am plotting backward so as to meet up with what I have. Tomorrow's work is "how did the heroes end up captured by the villain?"

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (2JVJo)

133 Like sitting down on the toilet at your grandparents house and the seat was warm.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

---


OH STOP FER GEEBUS SAKE!!

That was uncalled for. LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (Y4EXg)

134 Like sitting down on the toilet at your grandparents house and the seat was warm.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

My bad.

Posted by: Tik Tok Girl at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (SfYbS)

135 92 There's a twatters thread that's getting oohs/ahhs right now (Brit Hume linked it, a Moron linked the Hume reference earlier). Topic: firing of USS Roosevelt CO.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:13 PM

I am having a tough time with this story. One the one hand, is this CO's actions (disrespect for chain of command) a relic of Obama's "navy"? On the other, would the CO have done such a thing if Obama was still president?

Posted by: Moonbeam at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (qe5CM)

136 My motorcycle buds want to go for a country ride tomorrow afternoon, here in SW FL, up toward a tiny town in the deep sticks known for its klan roots.

We'll pack sammiches and water.

Wonder what kind of steps they'll be taking there to comply with DeSantis's stay-at-home thing.

My observation here, just going out for necessaries, is that the redder one's neck the less one gives a shit.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (+fPHo)

137 270 I heard she also declared herself a "lesbian" seemingly for career reasons.

-
So she's a switch hitter?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 03, 2020 07:54 PM (+y/Ru)

And that word would be?

ARGGGGHHH! of course!

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (NgKpN)

138 LS......Mom and sibs ok?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (/UQ/R)

139
"My little Xyler has a peanut allergy, so no one can have peanuts."

Now no one in the US can have peanuts. Police will enforce this.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (7rVsF)

140 Dancing...in the moonlight. Everybody's feeling warm...and bright. It's such a fine...and natural sight. Everybody's dancing...in the moonlight.

Posted by: Admiral James Tiberius Kirk at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (EgshT)

141 54 YES

I saw a posting for a job mining ³He on the far side of the moon. Two year gig. Could be pretty cool, might apply once this stupid isolation thing is over! It'll be nice to get out.
Posted by: hogmartin at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (t+qrx)


I hope you're resourceful. Could come in handy if something goes wrong.

Posted by: The Martian at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (dOV9E)

142 Got 19/20 on that test. Wasn't sure about that button on the floor- it was a 50/50 tossup and I chose poorly.

Posted by: Equirhodont at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (+2GwM)

143 Right? Anyone who didn't get 20/20 is up way past their bedtime.

Dang kids.
Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (/669Q)


Exactly.

You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

144 Girthy!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (NWiLs)

145 Insom!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:24 PM (TdMsT)

146 Posted by: Romeo13 at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (NgKpN)

Wow, major Pasty fail!

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 03, 2020 10:24 PM (NgKpN)

147 The whole movie was just...

Like sitting down on the toilet at your grandparents house and the seat was warm.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (A5zUN)


I felt bad for Nimoy. People make jokes about Jimmy Doohan being "Engineer Fatty," but Nimoy was obviously overweight during that shoot, and the uniform just accented it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:24 PM (2JVJo)

148 I'm a Leo. They totally nailed that.

Star Trek V?
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:15 PM (A5zUN)

Oh, God. That moonlight dance was painful.

Like watching your grandmother twerking.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Oh yeah. That was awful.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 10:25 PM (Qf83p)

149 Rats are many things. Stupid ain't one of them.

You got that right.

Posted by: Teh Cats at April 03, 2020 10:25 PM (pPNCa)

150 I got 20/20 on the quiz (of course, I'm not a Millennial). There were a couple I had to get from context. I actually owned a car with the bright switch on the floor.

And just to be pedantic, it's not a credit card reader. It just imprinted the number on the credit slip.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:25 PM (CAJOC)

151 Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.) Opening cans was a big deal. I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM (A5zUN)

20/20 for me. (buffs nails) (and damned near used an old sock)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (miJU3)

152 142 Got 19/20 on that test. Wasn't sure about that button on the floor- it was a 50/50 tossup and I chose poorly.
Posted by: Equirhodont at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (+2GwM)

The first one I saw in person was at the Auburn-Duesenberg-Cord museum, my Dad told me what it was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (A5zUN)

153
One thing I am confident of, is that when this shutdown is deemed over, we have the most business-knowledgeable President to lead us forward since George Washington, entrepreneur and farmer, to lead us out of this mess.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (sy5kK)

154 @132 - I really should check out your writing. The peripheral report makes it sound awesome.

PS If I do buy, you can ask TJM about my reading habits.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)

155 Ladyl!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)

156 103 50- Missed two of the buzzfeed quiz. I was able to figure out the ones I do not have actual experience for (dimmer switch for car headlights for one.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:02 PM

I missed that one too!!
Posted by: Moonbeam

I missed that one too. Had the 8 track player in my first car. How on earth did we lug around those massive tapes????

Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (mFoNl)

157 Wow.. talking to my nephew who is a firefighter here in KC metro. What an eye opener.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

158 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

I would have taken off my clothes and taken a shower

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (dKiJG)

159 I always liked The Onion's horoscopes, and I would sometimes write my versions.

Aquarius: You will come to regret recent decisions as you lie in a bed at Motel 6 outside of Winnemucca, Nevada, slowly bleeding to death after being shot in the belly by a hooker with a 12 gauge.

Posted by: Tom Meagher at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (x8Wzq)

160 20 out of 20. Despite my mental maturity, I am old.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (u82oZ)

161 Tom, how'd they know about my Winnemucca vacation five years ago???

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

162 The crisis is over .

Raman Noodles are back on the shelves in grocery stores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

163 155 Ladyl!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)


Are you staying busy?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

164 NaCly Dawg, SecNav said air group commander was never consulted on any of it (I think that's what he said).

And I'm gonna stick with my logical point that moots everything else: if Navy was doing/planning/had agreed to do everything reasonable, what are we even talking about?

SecNav said in his chief of staff's last talk with CO, only point of contention was speed of certain steps being taken. Hard to see this as something driving a CO to go nuclear.

SecNav also said CO had seriously misstated material facts about the situation (50 crewmen "likely to die", when actually none of them were hospitalized and demo factors, insofar as known by this point, would not indicate major risk for any of them).

Listening to it, struck me right away that if anything SecNav or CNO said were not correct, it would be easily/quickly established in the investigation. Don't think they said anything incorrect (about the facts surrounding the incident).

No need to even get to the macro issues everyone is focusing on. CO looks to have made weird judgements unsupported by the facts.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (El6T/)

165 109 . . .
the little control box with four buttons (was it climate or tv channels that was right?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (A5zUN)


TV remote. Each button "clicked" an ultrasonic transducer. Slightly different frequency for each. You had: Channel up, channel down, volume up, and volume down. Distinctive "clack!" when you used it.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (di1hb)

166 I checked out that Buzzfeed quiz. 20 of 20. Also - you can buy those ice cube trays from the Vermont Country Store and I have (and use every day) that toaster.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (2JVJo)

167 {{{{Jewels}}}}

What about? Fill us in!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (/UQ/R)

168 That quiz was really well done. Sent that to friends to play against their kids.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (Ry8mf)

169 I missed that one too. Had the 8 track player in my first car. How on earth did we lug around those massive tapes????
Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (mFoNl)

They stayed in the car, although my parents had a purpose made shelf/box for them too.

8 tracks were nice in some ways. Like putting a CD or album on repeat without having to do anything physically. Not the most sturdy of the old mediums though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (A5zUN)

170 Funny thing about high/low highlight switches...

I used to own a (forgot the year: late 70s or early 80s) Mercury Capri. Had a foot-operated switch on left-side floorboard that *I thought* was a (then) standard hi-low beam switch, lol.

When I tapped it, the wipers swiped *once*! L'dMAO!!!

Sorry, person in opposing traffic! Hi/Lo was on the turn signal switch!

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (whOIk)

171
You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)
------------

I don't think some of these people are 29 yet.

Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (/669Q)

172 So, my good deed. If he was crawling with Wuhan, well, if I don't post again you'll know why.
I love all of you, and my postings here--so far as China has admitted--are not infectious.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)
* * * *

That was very kind of you, BeckChas. I'm not at all surprised! And will pray that you stay well.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:29 PM (WFcrO)

173 20/20 but had to guess on the remote and the toaster, because I'd never actually seen those in real life. Was probably relying on TV memory.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:29 PM (Ry8mf)

174 I don't think some of these people are 29 yet.
Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (/669Q)


I have a sneaking suspicion that you are right.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

175 120 I did not miss the dimmer switch. I missed the cap gun ammo and... the little control box with four buttons (was it climate or tv channels that was right?)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:19 PM (A5zUN)


The control box is a TV remote. We had a Zenith TV that used that one.
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (aS1PU)

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

The remote made a loud clicking noise when you pushed the buttons. Hence the term "clicker" for TV remotes.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:30 PM (CAJOC)

176 Man card? What man card?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv3IyfMvZIc

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:30 PM (L2ZTs)

177 don't think some of these people are 29 yet.
Posted by: bluebell at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (/669Q)


Whippersnappers.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 03, 2020 10:30 PM (aS1PU)

178 @132 - I really should check out your writing. The peripheral report makes it sound awesome.

PS If I do buy, you can ask TJM about my reading habits.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (l9m7l)


Click on my nic - it'll take you to my badly-needs-updating website, where you can peruse and buy, if you want.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:30 PM (2JVJo)

179 The WalMart supercenter has its entry arrangement set like the green zone in Baghdad, but once you get inside, it's distancing be damned. And county deputies, armed up, at that one single entrance leaning on two unmarked SUVs lights looking like Times Square at Christmas.

It has only one checkout lane going, and the huge corral of about 25 self-checkouts near the (closed) grocery-end had a line of 30 carts and people.

The other corral of maybe 12 self checks near the pharmacy end, and nearest the only entry/exit operating, had no line. Don't these clowns observe ANYTHING?

The Publix at the opposite corner seems uncrowded and almost pre-Wuhan normal, except for the pair of Haitan guys in the vestibule that wash the cart handles before rolling one up for you to grab.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (+fPHo)

180 I too got a 20/20 on the quiz

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 10:03 PM (UUBmN)


You're not really 29, are you?

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (Y8PSl)

181 LS......Mom and sibs ok?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (/UQ/R)
* * * *

Everyone is fine and dandy, thanks for asking! A little stir crazy... but all will be well next month, I am sure!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (WFcrO)

182 173 20/20 but had to guess on the remote and the toaster, because I'd never actually seen those in real life. Was probably relying on TV memory.
Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:29 PM (Ry8mf)

I inferred the toaster, ice cube tray, (the can openers I have seen and used.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (A5zUN)

183 It works better than any modern opener.

Like this:

https://tinyurl.com/wu54ky2
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:07 PM (2JVJo)

Swing A-Way. I knew it:

https://hooktube.com/watch?v=qUyLdaCftNQ

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (miJU3)

184 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!

The first hour of the ONT should be reserved for the slightly-younger-than-Biden crowd only, just like in the grocery stores.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (pPNCa)

185
129 I would like to have a word with you about the Pirates.

IIRC, so would Puddleglum.

And so would my best bud from college, who still lives in The Burgh.


Y'all can talk to my 1979 game 7 hand.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (4rW0X)

186 Had the 8 track player in my first car. How on earth did we lug around those massive tapes????
Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (mFoNl)


I vaguely recall they sold carrier boxes about the size of a fishing tackle box, just as they sold briefcases with dividers to carry your cassette tapes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (2JVJo)

187 OANN reporting Trump has fired IC IG Atkinson, awesome news

Posted by: Jose at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (L9Ewk)

188 Well.. he is saying that the calls are way down on the gandy's (the bums) wanting to go to the hospital. They are scared. But the few that brave a trip... hospitals are practically empty. There is no fucking emergency here. Six million people Missouri.. 1834 tested positive for Covid. But we're gonna shut down. It's insane.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (dUJdY)

189 Tom, how'd they know about my Winnemucca vacation five years ago???
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:27 PM (L2ZTs)

Heh. That one was mine. I am an astronomer, after all. And a cosmetologist.

I am also a proactive phrenologist, with a big clown hammer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (x8Wzq)

190 184 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!

The first hour of the ONT should be reserved for the slightly-younger-than-Biden crowd only, just like in the grocery stores.
Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:31 PM (pPNCa)


What a lovely idea.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (TdMsT)

191 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)
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I don't think some of these people are 29 yet.
Posted by: bluebell

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The true test: Can you make it through the night without getting up at least once?

If not, you're in.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (Y4EXg)

192 I remember seeing that eagle cartoon a day or two after 9/11.

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (6ofTb)

193 162 The crisis is over .

Raman Noodles are back on the shelves in grocery stores.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

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

And yet, still cannot find yeast.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (CAJOC)

194
The true test: Can you make it through the night without getting up at least once?

If not, you're in.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (Y4EXg)


I have to get up once almost every night.

It is my sadness.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

195 20 out of 20 on the quiz. Yep. I'm old.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (gLRfa)

196 I vaguely recall they sold carrier boxes about the size of a fishing tackle box, just as they sold briefcases with dividers to carry your cassette tapes.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (2JVJo)

My parents had both of those. Mom is disorganized, but she loves buying organizers.

IIRC, she had a suitcase sized 8 track tape luggage thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (A5zUN)

197 I do not handle this scenario well. According to my SMRT watch, I have walked over 6 miles today. that on top of billable work and household stuff.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:34 PM (x8Wzq)

198 And yet, still cannot find yeast.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (CAJOC)


Call me.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)

199 So, I have a Michelin-rated operation going on in my kitchen that would be to die for. But ya'll be spending time in your home.

On second thought, I'll let you in if you bring a fine wine.

Posted by: Fritz at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (95j/9)

200 I have to get up once almost every night.

It is my sadness.
Posted by: Ladyl

---

And God forbid you sneeze hard.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (Y4EXg)

201 Posted by: BeckoningChasm

You sir, are a good man.
A life unsung but well-lived, is more valuable than gold.


You know who you are. And now one other knows.

Good for you!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (pyXq5)

202 I never saw that jar opener in my life, so 19/20.

My mom, being the oldest of 4 boys, would use me as her jar opener. And if something was on too tight, I would make it a personal challenge to open it anyway.

I always succeeded.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:36 PM (sy5kK)

203 ICIG iced? Well, way overdue, but welcome of course.

But I trust we're not done with him.

He was in the DOJ machine that produced all the scandalous/likely criminal misconduct we have been talking about forever.

The shenanigans related to the "whistleblower" complaint leading to the absurd impeachment process (his doing) were heavy-handed and artless, even by the standards of the sub-mediocre Beltway creatures who make up the dramatis personae of this sordid tale. His shop.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 10:36 PM (El6T/)

204 ''And yet, still cannot find yeast.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:33 PM (CAJOC)

Call me.
Posted by: Sandra Fluke at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (aS1PU)''

So early and yet a contender for tonight's thread winner. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:36 PM (gLRfa)

205 Apparently pickled cherry peppers cure Coronavirus.

I went to four supermarkets today, couldn't find any!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (L2ZTs)

206 The true test: Can you make it through the night without getting up at least once?

If not, you're in.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:32 PM (Y4EXg)

that's been my whole life. Even when young. I seem to be cursed with a small bladder. but, at 29, it's still only once per night. So, yay.

The insomnia is my real issue. And it's getting worse what with this Bat Soup shit.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

207 rhomboid

Thanks for that info.

The air group commander (CAG) works for the CO. The CO works for the Carrier Strike Group Nine Commander.

They used to be called Battle Group Commander.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (u82oZ)

208 On second thought, I'll let you in if you bring a fine wine.
Posted by: Fritz

I've got half a case of Michelob ultra, what'll that get me?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (SfYbS)

209 The trick to those old ice cube trays is not to fill with too much water.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (gLRfa)

210 Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 10:35 PM (pyXq5)

And you said that so well!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (BiNEL)

211 I too got a 20/20 on the quiz

Posted by: lin-duh at April

I'm sure you're wearing a smile !

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (arJlL)

212 202 I never saw that jar opener in my life, so 19/20.

My mom, being the oldest of 4 boys, would use me as her jar opener. And if something was on too tight, I would make it a personal challenge to open it anyway.

I always succeeded.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:36 PM (sy5kK)

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

Your mom was the oldest of 4 boys?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (CAJOC)

213 So--I was a hunter-gatherer today.

Scored a box of antibacterial/virus wipes, paper towels and eggs, among many other things.

But can someone explain why I could not find one damned jar of pickle relish???

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

214 MisHum will come.

Posted by: cfo mom at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (RfzVr)

215
Next week you'll be arrested for not wearing a mask you can't purchase anywhere.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (7rVsF)

216 20/20

Nostalgic

Posted by: Braenyard at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (ePWRo)

217 The insomnia is my real issue. And it's getting worse what with this Bat Soup shit.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (x8Wzq)

My problem is I keep going earlier when I actually need to stay on a later schedule. Oh well. I guess staying up later is easier than getting up earlier.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (A5zUN)

218 85 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUdlUmtg3Q
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 09:52 PM (M0Ql


thank you, Brother Roscoe
Posted by: Little Lord Fauntleroy at April 03, 2020 10:11 PM (sy5kK)



Does anyone get this joke? Anyone at all?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (sy5kK)

219 190 184 Ladyl

Nay. Bad Idea. We would have a demented commenter sniffing all the 'ettes hair. Well, until the unfortunate weapons discharge ends it .

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (u82oZ)

220 sock off!

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (aS1PU)

221 I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.

Swing-a-way brand. Several choices, but I like the "EZ grip, portable" version best. I have wrist issues and it turns easily enough to not cause pain, stays sharp and doesn't slip off the cans like cheap-o openers do.

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (whOIk)

222 Y'all can talk to my 1979 game 7 hand.

How about our 1960 Game 7 hand?

Posted by: The Evil Empire in the Bronx at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (pPNCa)

223 Looks like I'm gonna be at home.

Hello, Horde!

(Debbie, from last thread - Mom passed away very peacefully on the 15th. I'm still at Dad's house, and we are doing fine)

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (OuZMr)

224 Argh this website. Anyway, MPPetc, bought Thirteen Moons. I'm sure I will enjoy it, but as TJM may warn you, it might be years before I actually read.

It's not that I'm lazy and worthless, it's...well, no, it's entirely because I'm lazy and worthless. But it's still .99$!

Kidding, mostly...it's just that I've bought a number of Horde books and haven't read any (yet).

I've got stories, and maybe I'll inflict them on this place.

Anyway, beer is having the desired effect, see you tomorrow (Unless I am really lucky).

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (l9m7l)

225 Sorry, I'm not impressed by people buying masks from China. Haven't we heard enough stories of their defective quality?

Posted by: WOPR at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (v9ias)

226 RickZ,
I may be 29 1/2...maybe...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (UUBmN)

227 But can someone explain why I could not find one damned jar of pickle relish???

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (TdMsT)


This happens frequently to people that don't appreciate Dukes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)

228 209 The trick to those old ice cube trays is not to fill with too much water.
Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:37 PM (gLRfa)


Remember how hard it was to carry the filled tray to the freezer and find a flat surface therein, without spilling?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (TdMsT)

229 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

28?

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (BAsqb)

230 Aquarius: You will come to regret recent decisions as you lie in a bed at Motel 6 outside of Winnemucca, Nevada, slowly bleeding to death after being shot in the belly by a hooker with a 12 gauge.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (x8Wzq)


Speaking of Winnemucca:

https://tinyurl.com/vm668sp

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (2JVJo)

231 (Debbie, from last thread - Mom passed away very peacefully on the 15th. I'm still at Dad's house, and we are doing fine)
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (OuZMr)

Deepest condolences.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (A5zUN)

232 229 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

28?
Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (BAsqb)

29, please.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

233 >But can someone explain why I could not find one damned jar of pickle relish???
Posted by: Ladyl



it is the stuff of life
food of the gods
also good in tuna salad

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (iTXRQ)

234 Garrett?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (LIhNq)

235 My problem is I keep going earlier when I actually need to stay on a later schedule. Oh well. I guess staying up later is easier than getting up earlier.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (A5zUN)

I am actually excited to be able to go on a site visit next Monday morning. My poor truck has been sitting idle for nearly a fortnight.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (x8Wzq)

236 I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.

A rubber strap wrench would work well.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (CDGwz)

237 Sorry, I'm not impressed by people buying masks from China. Haven't we heard enough stories of their defective quality?

Posted by: WOPR at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (v9ias)


Not logical!

Posted by: Commissar Spock at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (BiNEL)

238 221 I would really like to find a modern, manual can opener that actually fricking works.

Swing-a-way brand. Several choices, but I like the "EZ grip, portable" version best. I have wrist issues and it turns easily enough to not cause pain, stays sharp and doesn't slip off the cans like cheap-o openers do.

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:39 PM (whOIk)

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

We like our Oxo can opener. Seems to work fine.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (CAJOC)

239 230 Aquarius: You will come to regret recent decisions as you lie in a bed at Motel 6 outside of Winnemucca, Nevada, slowly bleeding to death after being shot in the belly by a hooker with a 12 gauge.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (x8Wzq)

dead is asshoe

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (LIhNq)

240 The control box is a TV remote. We had a Zenith TV that used that one.
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 03, 2020 10:20 PM (aS1PU)

They contained four metal chimes that rang in the ultrasonic range. Kind of like a vibraphone that only dogs could hear.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (miJU3)

241
This happens frequently to people that don't appreciate Dukes!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (BiNEL)


It's okay, dear {{{Hrothgar}}}. I was very fortunate to have had a proper upbringing.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

242 >>>I've got half a case of Michelob ultra, what'll that get me?<<<

A Mickey-Dee's knockoff Big Mac. Maybe one per six.

Posted by: Fritz at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (95j/9)

243 225 Sorry, I'm not impressed by people buying masks from China. Haven't we heard enough stories of their defective quality?
Posted by: WOPR at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (v9ias)


Almost every effing thing is made in China. Fixing that is first on the agenda when we all get our lives back.

Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (dOV9E)

244 Aquarius: You will come to regret recent decisions as you lie in a bed at Motel 6 outside of Winnemucca, Nevada, slowly bleeding to death after being shot in the belly by a hooker with a 12 gauge.

https://tinyurl.com/woq92xy

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (I2/tG)

245 Teresa.. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

246 128 Hi, everyone. End of the world report:

Local Wal-Mart report (sorry, they're right next door to me and they have what I want. If you want me to shop elsewhere, I will gladly accept checks)

Carts upended to make a clear "in" and "out" set of paths. Got a cart wheeled to me by a very happy associate. "Thank you!" I told him, and he seemed pleased.

No problem getting what I wanted (spoiler alert: what I wanted mostly was beer). There was a guy in the "paper products" aisle cheerfully allowing one set of "asswipe" each to be sold. No one was hassling him or otherwise making his day bad. In fact, everyone seemed to be pretty cheerful. Mask usage--maybe 20%.

Bought my stuff and left. Unlike many Wal-Mart patrons, I put my cart in the cart trough, rather than randomly shove it in an oblique direction.

Got home, put my groceries (and more importantly, beer) into the 'fridge and decided to check the mail.

On the way out, saw that the weird hunchback Wal-Mart guy had apparently fallen against one of the cars. I asked if he needed help (he did) and I helped him to stand, then brought his briefcase to his upstairs door. Told him I was going to get my mail, but I would be back if he needed help. Apparently, he didn't.

So, my good deed. If he was crawling with Wuhan, well, if I don't post again you'll know why.
I love all of you, and my postings here--so far as China has admitted--are not infectious.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (l9m7l)

Fortunately everyone in the store at which I work is in good cheer - the customers, that is. They are telling ME how ridiculous the slow-motion food riot is, and as I tell them, I've never seen anything like it - even during the wholly contrived Y2K "crisis".

Early on - about three weeks ago, I was working in a canned goods section in which most of the canned veggies are to be located, and it was mostly barren. A woman not much older than me asked if I could check the back room for an item. I was standing before a cart that I had in fact brought from the back room minutes before, and it was rather barren itself. As I told her: "See this cart? This IS the back room." We both had a good laugh out of that.

Slowly but surely that particular store is making a comeback in terms of available goods - but seriously, the sooner people leave "freakout mode", the better.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 10:43 PM (Exv3s)

247 Oops. I was still thinking of how those jar openers never worked that well.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:43 PM (CDGwz)

248 247 Oops. I was still thinking of how those jar openers never worked that well.
Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:43 PM (CDGwz)


Mrs. Splunge uses me. Seems to work OK.

Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (dOV9E)

249 Teresa.. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Prayers up for you and your family, Teresa.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (pPNCa)

250 163 155 Ladyl!!!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (NWiLs)


Are you staying busy?
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

I'm keeping myself reasonably occupied. Looking forward to starting the job!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (NWiLs)

251 Thanks for buying, BeckoningChasm! I hope you like it!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (2JVJo)

252 92 There's a twatters thread that's getting oohs/ahhs right now (Brit Hume linked it, a Moron linked the Hume reference earlier). Topic: firing of USS Roosevelt CO.



I saw a video clip of the CO walking off the ship, and his crew were shouting his name at the top of their lungs, like the CO just won the state title of sportsball.

I am not taking any sides because we just don't know the facts.

But I am also understanding of military command, as imperfect as it is, is superior to anything else that could take it's place.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (sy5kK)

253
it is the stuff of life
food of the gods
also good in tuna salad
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (iTXRQ)


I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

254 162 The crisis is over .

Raman Nouodles are back on the shelves in grocery stores.
Posted by: NaCly Dog


Yea! Prison Pad Thai. You cook the ramen noodles, drain the noodles and save 1/4 cup of the broth. You put 2 tablespoons of peanut butter in the bottom of a bowl, and add some Franks hot sauce. Then you add the saved broth and the noodles.

Best cheapo meal evah.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (+lVUW)

255 No respect for anyone buying from China...anything.

Also, I had to buy a phone today. I found out the red iphone11's are for the Global Fund for AIDs. The Clintons and pedos are all over that. DO NOT BUY A RED IPHONE.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (LIhNq)

256 Good night all.

Work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (u82oZ)

257 I just got my N95 mask from Alibaba. There's a note in the box that says " Hahaha stupid loundeye". Should I be worried?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (SfYbS)

258 I am having a tough time with this story. One the one hand, is this CO's actions (disrespect for chain of command) a relic of Obama's "navy"? On the other, would the CO have done such a thing if Obama was still president?
Posted by: Moonbeam at April 03, 2020 10:22 PM (qe5CM)

I asked much the same question last night. How many of the players in this little drama were promoted to their current rank during Obongo's misrule?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (miJU3)

259 8 tracks were nice in some ways. Like putting a CD or album on repeat without having to do anything physically. Not the most sturdy of the old mediums though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:28 PM (A5zUN)


The thing I hated about 8-tracks was the 'click' in the middle of a song when it switched tracks. Also, a shitty medium for making your own music tapes; cassettes FTW! A friend did record his own 8-track tapes back in the day and there were always clicks in the middle of songs as the track switched.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (Y8PSl)

260 dammit, missed the penultimate question on the quiz.
19 of 20 for me.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (ufFY8)

261 Teresa.. I'm so sorry for your loss.

Prayers up for you and your family, Teresa.
Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (pPNCa)
* * * *

Amen!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (WFcrO)

262 Went out shopping today. As noted, still no yeast in stock. They did have single-ply, store brand toilet paper (1 four-pack per customer). We don't need toilet paper yet, so I passed.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (CAJOC)

263
", manual can opener that actually fricking works."

I whacked off the modern 'cause it ain't....
The most uncomplicated opener there is the p 38
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P-38_can_opener

Posted by: beanervt at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (LfHBm)

264 But can someone explain why I could not find one damned jar of pickle relish???
Posted by: Ladyl

----

At Kroger today found the pickle relish, eggs, milk and bacon. No TP/paper towels though but I don't need them. Fruits and veggies very plentiful.

My next door neighbor is a (retail) food supply exec. He said in the last month, the grocery/costco/walmart supply chain basically delivered 2x what it normally does.

Commercial food supply chain (restaurants/hospitals/corporate/military) deliveries are way, way down.

Retail supply is maxed out on all levels - trucks, rail, staff, credit(!?), warehousing, etc. The obvious answer would be to switch some of the commercial chain to retail - right?

No can do fast - they are completely separate with separate products, billing, storage requirements, regulations, etc. But, they are trying.

The industry estimates there have been 1 billion more at home meals in the near term than last year at this time. Wow.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (Y4EXg)

265
Amazingly, 20/20.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (7rVsF)

266 I got 19 out of 20 on the quiz. I never saw a toaster like that.

Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)

267 Almost every effing thing is made in China. Fixing that is first on the agenda when we all get our lives back.
Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (dOV9E)

That ship will take awhile to turn around, but we'll start turning it soon enough.

I'm all about free trade and all but I just don't see how we can free trade with a country which is purposely opaque. Say what you want, but if the coronavirus emerged in Canada, the EU, or Japan or Korea, or several other countries, they'd be jumping up and down screaming about it instantly. China, being Communist, took a page from the USSR and immediately started to do their best to cover it up (just as the USSR did with Chernobyl when that went down).

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (Exv3s)

268 ''Remember how hard it was to carry the filled tray to the freezer and find a flat surface therein, without spilling?''

Yup.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (gLRfa)

269 I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.

We'll be happy to eat the tuna, no relish needed!

Posted by: Teh Cats at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (pPNCa)

270 Got 20/20 on the quiz. *buffs nails*

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

271

There is now a campaign going to make Fauci People Mag's sexiest man of the year.

I'm telling you, these idiot wine moms are creaming their panties over this guy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (rCwaK)

272 I never saw that jar opener in my life, so 19/20.
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We have one in the kitchen. Heirloom toll. It gets used with regularity. 20/20 was a romp.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (xSo9G)

273 Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:42 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}, far be it from me to criticize someone that had a proper upbringing except for discernment when mayonnaise is discussed.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (BiNEL)

274 I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)

We have confirmation!

All right Kitties! Settle down!

We have confirmation that the score is there. All we need to do is get to it and get away clean.

We're going to need a distraction- snowball, you're up.

*continues*

Posted by: Felix's 11 at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (A5zUN)

275 Got 19/20 on that test. Wasn't sure about that button on the floor- it was a 50/50 tossup and I chose poorly.
Posted by: Equirhodont at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (+2GwM)

You know what else also got placed as a button on the floor? On many cars, the starter switch, and on some Cadillacs, there was a toe button to make the signal-seeking radio scan the band.

Oh, also, windshield washer-wipers on a few models.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (miJU3)

276 Heirloom toll.
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Uh, tool.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (xSo9G)

277 We like our Oxo can opener. Seems to work fine.

I've got nothing against Oxo brand.

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (whOIk)

278 ''I got 19 out of 20 on the quiz. I never saw a toaster like that.''

That style of toaster is really pre boomer era. You can spot those in old 30's and 40's movies.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (gLRfa)

279 That toaster looks like it came from the 1910-20's...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (7s3Gx)

280 262 Went out shopping today. As noted, still no yeast in stock. They did have single-ply, store brand toilet paper (1 four-pack per customer). We don't need toilet paper yet, so I passed.
Posted by: No One of Consequence


I found yeast online at King Arthur flour. You have to buy a pound at a time, but you can store it in the fridge and it will last longer. If you like to bake, it's not a bad price.

Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (mFoNl)

281 Night NaCLy Dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (A5zUN)

282 Ever notice we have all these wonderful human stories/movies of life under Nazi rule (and occasionally fascist Italian rule), but you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

I guess there's just no stories worth telling. Another crazy coincidence!!!

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (ms95q)

283 266 I got 19 out of 20 on the quiz. I never saw a toaster like that.
Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)

That's an antique.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (NWiLs)

284 Theresa - so sorry for the loss of your dear mom. Prayers your way.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (Y4EXg)

285 There is now a campaign going to make Fauci People Mag's sexiest man of the year.

I'm telling you, these idiot wine moms are creaming their panties over this guy.


Word on the street is that Meghan is planning to dump Harry for Dr. Sexy.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (pPNCa)

286 Vengeance is Mine. Arch Enemy. Gawd I love metal.

Great therapy.

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Pug Mahon, pushingTom Meagher into the Missouri at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (x8Wzq)

287 Our Prophet Ian the Anderson once went forth on an OSSA Plonker, verily, a Mick Andrews Replica, and He signed it with His own hand, then I saw it, and I knelt before it, and I was blessed.*

https://tinyurl.com/r3238e5
*Yet the whole earth and all her jubilant and diverse peoples did not give a shit. Think about it. Not. A. Single. Shit.


Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (M0Ql8)

288 I found yeast online at King Arthur flour. You have to buy a pound at a time, but you can store it in the fridge and it will last longer. If you like to bake, it's not a bad price.

It will *really* last if you put it in a sealable jar in the freezer.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (7s3Gx)

289 173--- 20/20 but had to guess on the remote and the toaster, because I'd never actually seen those in real life. Was probably relying on TV memory.
Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 10:29 PM (Ry8mf)
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Exactly the same.
Well, except for the fact that I guessed wrong on those two! 18/20

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (M/9m0)

290 ''I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT) ''

Husband scored a squeeze bottle of relish at Kroger's last week. He said it was the last one on the shelf.

Posted by: Tuna at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (gLRfa)

291 You can store yeast in the freezer. No need for the fridge. Just put it in a clean dry food safe jar (or several). It will keep pretty much indefinitely. I have mine on the door and use it just as I would yeast in a cupboard. I bake a lot of bread.

The SAF red yeast supplied by King Arthur is very good.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (ms95q)

292 When my wireless mouse is charged up, I'll drop a link to making a sourdough starter so you're not in the thrall of big yeast.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (SfYbS)

293 @251 - thank you for writing it! As mentioned to TJM, it may be a while before I actually read it...

Cool TJM story, by the way...we were exchanging what our respective talents might enhance our endeavors (and it wasn't anything gay at all) and I wrote a (admittedly terrible) passage of George Washington meeting The Great Old Ones.

So, if anyone needs something similarly terrible, here I am!

(Come on, that must have sparked SOME imagination)

Off to some semblance of sleep. As mentioned previously, I love you all, I pray that you reach your heights, and I pray that your sorrows are met well.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (l9m7l)

294 Ever notice we have all these wonderful human stories/movies of life under Nazi rule (and occasionally fascist Italian rule), but you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

I guess there's just no stories worth telling. Another crazy coincidence!!!
Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (ms95q)

Solzhenitsyn-- The Gulag Archipelago
Alexander Dolgun-- American in the Gulag
Varlam Shalamov-- Kolyma Tales

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (BAsqb)

295 16 For these the Burning Times were foretold by Our Prophet Ian the Anderson when he spake these words:
In the shuffling madness
Of the locomotive breath,
Runs the all, time loser,
Headlong to his deathHe feels the piston scraping
Steam breaking on his brow
Old Charlie stole the handle and
The train it won't stop goingNo way to slow down
He sees his children jumping off
At stations, one by one
His woman and his best friend In bed and having fun
He's crawling down the corridor
On his hands and knees
Old Charlie stole the handle andThe train it won't stop going
No way to slow down
He hears the silence howling
Catches angels as they fallAnd the all-time winner
Has got him by the balls
He picks up Gideons Bible
Open at page one I think God He stole the handle and
The train won't stop going
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
No way to slow down
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSUdlUmtg3Q
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 09:52 PM (M0Ql

How anyone survives the brutal mosh pits that form when Mr. Anderson starts playing his flute is beyond me. I've been to Meshuggah concerts and they are less intense than that.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (Exv3s)

296 Thinking of trying to make a steak sauce using chipotle and cherry peppers...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

297 It will *really* last if you put it in a sealable jar in the freezer.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:50 PM (7s3Gx)

Geez. Get your own material.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (ms95q)

298 It has only one checkout lane going, and the huge corral of about 25 self-checkouts near the (closed) grocery-end had a line of 30 carts and people.

Since this plague started I've been going to a regular grocery store instead of Walmart or Meijers. Here's what I discovered, the grocery store is very close in price to Walmart and Meijers. It is also a lot calmer. Once this is over, when I need mostly groceries, I'm sticking with the grocery store. I'm not going back to the nightmare that is Walmart, except for when I need non-grocery items.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

299 280 262 Went out shopping today. As noted, still no yeast in stock. They did have single-ply, store brand toilet paper (1 four-pack per customer). We don't need toilet paper yet, so I passed.
Posted by: No One of Consequence


I found yeast online at King Arthur flour. You have to buy a pound at a time, but you can store it in the fridge and it will last longer. If you like to bake, it's not a bad price.
Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:49 PM (mFoNl)

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Just checked. Temporarily unavailable.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (CAJOC)

300
Someone was arrested in Cal today.

For paddleboarding in public.

Every time I try to give the government at any level the benefit of the doubt, shit like this happens.


Problem with so many gooberminters is that they are thinking their power gives them to take over when shouting FIRE! in a crowded theatre.

When instead of fire, is an out of date electrical panel that needs replacing sooner than later.


I predict that Trump will be opening up the country, conditionally with awareness of hotspots, within 2 weeks, not May.

States like mine in WA will be closed, until the civil war that will occur opens it up.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (sy5kK)

301 >I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.
Posted by: Ladyl


yep- Hellman's, pickle relish and a little black pepper

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (iTXRQ)

302 can y'all believe we are talking about grocery shortages?


is this the twilight zone?

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:53 PM (LIhNq)

303 I've got about 10 big cans of solid albacore tuna in my fridge, which are completely useless without sweet or dill pickle relish.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (TdMsT)


If you can find it, Mount Olive Sweet Relish Cubes are perfect for tuna fish salad. It is much nicer than the fine ground relish that is more common.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:53 PM (BiNEL)

304 I may be 29 1/2...maybe...

Posted by: lin-duh at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (UUBmN)


So you're two hundred and ninety-one divided by 2? That's gotta be a record for longevity. And you definitely got more out of Social Security than you put into it.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (Y8PSl)

305 291 You can store yeast in the freezer. No need for the fridge. Just put it in a clean dry food safe jar (or several). It will keep pretty much indefinitely. I have mine on the door and use it just as I would yeast in a cupboard. I bake a lot of bread.

The SAF red yeast supplied by King Arthur is very good.
Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (ms95q)

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Do you move some to the fridge before using? Or do you use it straight from the freezer?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (CAJOC)

306 291 You can store yeast in the freezer. No need for the fridge. Just put it in a clean dry food safe jar (or several). It will keep pretty much indefinitely. I have mine on the door and use it just as I would yeast in a cupboard. I bake a lot of bread.

The SAF red yeast supplied by King Arthur is very good.
Posted by: ...


That's good to know since I've always used Fleischman's. Thanks to you and Additional blond Agent about storing it in the freezer. I've never done that either, so I am learning ALL kinds of stuff tonight!!!

Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (mFoNl)

307
Between The Desire And The Spasm,
Between The Potency And The Existence,
Between The Essence And The Descent

wut

Posted by: m at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (55d/e)

308 > I never saw a toaster like that.
Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)

That's an antique.


sometimes called a 'honeymoon toaster'

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (iTXRQ)

309

If you can find it, Mount Olive Sweet Relish Cubes are perfect for tuna fish salad. It is much nicer than the fine ground relish that is more common.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:53 PM (BiNEL)


I'll have to look for that!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

310 ... the freaking p38's, OTOH, require some very awkward levering *and* create a vicious jagged edge on the can's top. One slip and you're ripped open!

I have a nasty scar on my index finger from an... unfortunate accident... in my teen years which involved one of those devices.

Should've had stitches, probably, because the slice kept opening (and bleeding profusely!) for several days afterward.

But yeah, keep one for Teh Burning Times.

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (whOIk)

311 Ladyl - do you have the ingredients to make your own relish?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (Y4EXg)

312 Geez. Get your own material.

No help for you come face collander time.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (7s3Gx)

313 Do you move some to the fridge before using? Or do you use it straight from the freezer?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (CAJOC)

I just take mine out and let it sit on the counter for fifteen or twenty minutes before use (stop snickering). Works fine.

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (BAsqb)

314 If you're gonna make your own sourdough culture, I *highly* recommend substituting pineapple juice (Goya makes it in little cans) instead of water for your initial liquid. It's fairly foolproof.

Pineapple juice is already close to the correct pH for sourdough organisms, and keeps it from either going off the rails, or going through the nasty stage that often happens on the way to a perfectly correct sourdough culture, where it smells like rank garbage for a day or so.

As a germaphobe (ahead of my time!), I used to be totally paranoid about keeping a sourdough culture, but it's awesome. Mine is now five years old and I keep backup chips in a jar in the freezer.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (ms95q)

315 We like our Oxo can opener. Seems to work fine.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:41 PM (CAJOC)


I have an OXO Garlic Press. That thing has heft and crushes that garlic easy-peasy. Most OXO kitchen gadgets are worth the money.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (Y8PSl)

316
yep- Hellman's, pickle relish and a little black pepper
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (iTXRQ)


And finely diced red pepper and parsley.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

317 Teresa --- I'm so very sorry.
May God give you and your family comfort.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (M/9m0)

318 The jeans I got from Five-Four are just like Calvin Klein, don't laugh, the best jeans I ever had. But they are long, and I don't know where I can get them adjusted at a shop that isn't closed.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (LxTcq)

319 311 Ladyl - do you have the ingredients to make your own relish?

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (Y4EXg)


Is this a joke?

I'm a first world woman!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

320 292 When my wireless mouse is charged up, I'll drop a link to making a sourdough starter so you're not in the thrall of big yeast.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (SfYbS)

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You can buy sourdough starter at the King Arthur Flour website (or you could if it wasn't temporarily unavailable).

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (CAJOC)

321 No respect for anyone buying from China...anything.
------

When it was time for a new toaster, I dropped by Target and perused the 15 (?) models they had. ALL were made in China. I came home, looked through Ebay, and found an excellent 1970's Sunbeam.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

322 275 Got 19/20 on that test. Wasn't sure about that button on the floor- it was a 50/50 tossup and I chose poorly.
Posted by: Equirhodont at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (+2GwM)

You know what else also got placed as a button on the floor? On many cars, the starter switch, and on some Cadillacs, there was a toe button to make the signal-seeking radio scan the band.

Oh, also, windshield washer-wipers on a few models.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (miJU3)


Gunner intercom switches, too. Sometimes, re-wired as the gun trigger.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (di1hb)

323 States like mine in WA will be closed, until the civil war that will occur opens it up.

Hey, if Kittiitas County (just over the mountains from Seattle) has ten cases, obviously it should be on lockdown until September.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (I2/tG)

324
Solzhenitsyn-- The Gulag Archipelago
Alexander Dolgun-- American in the Gulag
Varlam Shalamov-- Kolyma Tales
Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:51 PM (BAsqb)


I've read them all.

Also, Viktor Suvorov: The Liberators

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (7rVsF)

325 Recently signed up for Hulu, and was thrilled to discover they have Futurama. Watching the Snu-Snu episode now.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (CAJOC)

326 I have to say, my city has been really level-headed and cool with all of this. My local Target (walking distance) has been fucking brilliant, keeping shelves stocked as well as possible, and having clean baskets and carts ready. And I have yet to see any customers behaving like idiots.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (x8Wzq)

327 Aquarius: You will come to regret recent decisions
as you lie in a bed at Motel 6 outside of Winnemucca, Nevada, slowly
bleeding to death after being shot in the belly by a hooker with a 12
gauge.
Posted by: Tom Meagher at April 03, 2020 10:26 PM (x8Wzq)


Point of order: no-one shot in the belly in hotel rooms distance bleeds to death slowly.

You are probably thinking of being capped with a Raven .25 ACP

Posted by: K
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tot at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (rb4zU)

328 Also, Viktor Suvorov: The Liberators
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (7rVsF)

I don't have that one.

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (BAsqb)

329 Do you move some to the fridge before using? Or do you use it straight from the freezer?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (CAJOC)

Straight from the freezer.

And you don't need to "proof" yeast either (unless it's old and been stored at room temp). I just mix mine into the flour and good to go. Although when I was first starting out, I did find that proofing tended to somehow give me a marginally better bread result. But it's an overall unnecessary step, yet still recommended across the board.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (ms95q)

330 313 I just take mine out and let it sit on the counter for fifteen or twenty minutes before use (stop snickering). Works fine.
Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (BAsqb)


Yeast has a refractory period?

Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (dOV9E)

331 321 No respect for anyone buying from China...anything.
------

When it was time for a new toaster, I dropped by Target and perused the 15 (?) models they had. ALL were made in China. I came home, looked through Ebay, and found an excellent 1970's Sunbeam.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

That's what I'm talking about! That is what it's going to take. Everyone on the same page. NO more Made in China.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (LIhNq)

332 sorry, I was playing with line breaks and forgot to undo it,

Mea culpa

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (rb4zU)

333 Is this a joke?

I'm a first world woman!
Posted by: Ladyl

---

How silly of me!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (Y4EXg)

334 The jeans I got from Five-Four are just like Calvin Klein

Uh oh-- the Bat Signal for M__ U__ Calvin Klein to show up.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 10:59 PM (pPNCa)

335 Prayers up for you Teresa. I'm glad you are doing okay.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:59 PM (ms95q)

336 you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

Isnt one of those also the origin story of hannibal lecter?

Posted by: getting the banned back behind the iron curtain at April 03, 2020 10:59 PM (GPbBN)

337 No help for you come face collander time.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (7s3Gx)


Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:59 PM (ms95q)

338 Yeast has a refractory period?
Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (dOV9E)

What? I just didn't know if it was smart to go straight from freezing to 100 F liquid. I know I wouldn't like it, so... y'know...

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (BAsqb)

339 243 225 Sorry, I'm not impressed by people buying masks from China. Haven't we heard enough stories of their defective quality?
Posted by: WOPR at April 03, 2020 10:40 PM (v9ias)

Almost every effing thing is made in China. Fixing that is first on the agenda when we all get our lives back.
Posted by: Splunge


Democrats are ready with their response to that:
"RAYCISS!"

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (+lVUW)

340 308 > I never saw a toaster like that.
Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)

That's an antique.


sometimes called a 'honeymoon toaster'
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:54 PM (iTXRQ)

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I've seen that toaster style on the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, and on Downton Abbey.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (CAJOC)

341 throw some sweet gherkins in the food processor and mulch 'em up

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (iTXRQ)

342 I'll bet Brennan gets his marching orders from a Chicom/Russo cabal

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (CLteG)

343 If you can find it, Mount Olive Sweet Relish Cubes are perfect for tuna fish salad. It is much nicer than the fine ground relish that is more common.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:53 PM (BiNEL)


I'll have to look for that!
Posted by: Ladyl
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Bonus, it's made in the Carolinas...like Duke's mayonnaise.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (xSo9G)

344 You are supposed to be over a certain age (ahem) to post here!
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:23 PM (TdMsT)
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Nah, you only have to act like an adult most of the time.


This place is very forgiving.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (sy5kK)

345 Watching the Snu-Snu episode now.
Posted by: No One of Consequence

---

I know I have found a kindred spirit when I holler "Death by snu-snu!!" in a crowd and I get a knowing smile.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:01 PM (Y4EXg)

346
I'm keeping myself reasonably occupied. Looking forward to starting the job!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (NWiLs)


I'm just so happy for you, Insom...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

347 I saw a video clip of the CO walking off the ship, and his crew were shouting his name at the top of their lungs, like the CO just won the state title of sportsball.

I am not taking any sides because we just don't know the facts.

But I am also understanding of military command, as imperfect as it is, is superior to anything else that could take it's place.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 10:44 PM (sy5kK)


Lack of discipline.

Posted by: Hardaz at April 03, 2020 11:01 PM (pr9ci)

348 Perhaps we could switch to considering COED-18

Posted by: SMOD at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (X5CsJ)

349 When it was time for a new toaster, I dropped by Target and perused the 15 (?) models they had. ALL were made in China. I came home, looked through Ebay, and found an excellent 1970's Sunbeam.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:57 PM (xSo9G)

I do this sort of thing, too. Older pots and pans, barely used sets of Lenox, a pressure cooker.

Posted by: CN at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (ONvIw)

350 yep- Hellman's, pickle relish and a little black pepper
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (iTXRQ)


And finely diced red pepper and parsley.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)


I add diced celery for a more crunchy texture.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (BiNEL)

351 Downloaded from Amazon today...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xm3qnh1sck

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

352 Hey, if Kittitas County (just over the mountains from Seattle) has ten cases, obviously it should be on lockdown until September.

Okanogan County 4 cases
Ferry County 1 case
Douglas County 6 cases
Stevens County 5 cases
Pend Oreille County 1 case
Clallam County 8 cases
Grays Harbor County 2 cases
Pacific County no cases
Wahkiakum County 2 cases
Skamania County 1 case
Columbia County 1 case
Asotin County no cases

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (I2/tG)

353 I only got 18 out of 20. Got the TV remote and jar opener wrong.

*hangs head in shame*

Posted by: Jordan61 at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (6ofTb)

354 Awww, I'm sorry No One of Consequence.

Hmmmmm....I'm trying to think of where else you could find it...

I guess Amazon, Target and Walmart are out. Our local stores are out as well. I guess everyone has decided to get in touch with their inner baker.

I admit it makes me a little happy that carbs are getting a little love!!!

Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (mFoNl)

355 The whole poo paper panic thing is just weird. What is it with the paper shortage? Did we run out of trees?

Mentioned to daughter that we keep missing the tp at Wal-Mart. She said she had bought an 18-pack - the only thing left.

There were some paper towels left. Not the type and brand we always buy, of course. Sign said "limit 2 per customer." Our choices were the two-pack house brand and twelve-packs of something we didn't think was as good. We took 2 two-packs, laughing.

The limit was you could have four rolls... or twenty-four.

Makes as much sense as any of this crazy nonsense.

Posted by: mindful webworker
Keep Calm and Carry Out
at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (AoLFQ)

356 OK, what is up with that IHME website and their COVID model?
They updated the "US" statistic, but NOT the Michigan data, which is two days behind.
Looking at MI data, there were 62 daily deaths as of April 3.
The IHME model predicted 81 (71-96) for April 2, and 94 (79-114) for April 3.
It looks like MI's curve is peaking (still a bit early to tell), but the fact that the data is not updated bothers me.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (ufFY8)

357 Since I'm over 29 I aced the quiz and decided to play my COVID song.

https://tinyurl.com/otnfwpd

Posted by: Panhandler at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (S/rwf)

358 M__ U__

Don't k_ow don't _are.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (LxTcq)

359 I'm thinking my next project should be reading Horde Novelist Works. Already bought several. So......

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (l9m7l)

360 I add diced celery for a more crunchy texture.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:02 PM (BiNEL)


I ran out of celery once, so I added chopped red pepper.

It's the perfect complement to the tuna. And it's crunchy!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (TdMsT)

361 For my money, the Popplers episode is still the best.

'We taught a lion to eat tofu!'

*lion, emaciated and mangy, coughs*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (A5zUN)

362 Pfft. That's one of them newfangled 'lectric toasters.

Posted by: Stove top toaster at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (xSo9G)

363 That's what I'm talking about! That is what it's going to take. Everyone on the same page. NO more Made in China.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (LIhNq)


This would have the added side benefit of denting Bezos' profits!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (BiNEL)

364 Perhaps we could switch to considering COED-18
Posted by: SMOD

I have the cans of beer, all I need is the bikini-clad college girls and I can start buttchugging.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (SfYbS)

365 Don't k_ow don't _are.

Think MUMR.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (pPNCa)

366 In other Walmart news, starting Saturday they will be limiting the number of people in their stores. From the AP
Walmart still wants customers, just fewer of them at a time. The nations largest retailer said it will now allow no more than five customers for each 1,000 square feet at a given time, roughly about 20 percent of the average stores capacity. To oversee the restriction, workers will mark a queue at a single entry door, and direct arriving customers there, where they will be admitted one by one. Walmart joins Target and others in trying to limit the number of customers in the store to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Posted by: Another Wasted Comment Block at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (bi73b)

367 Yeast has a refractory period?

Guy at work reached in his jeans in front of god and everyone to give a scratch and sniff like a conneseur and murmered "ahhh yeasty...malty".

Place was a goldmine for that kind of shit.

Posted by: getting the banned away from kenny guarino at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (GPbBN)

368 I know I have found a kindred spirit when I holler "Death by snu-snu!!" in a crowd and I get a knowing smile.

And you hear it in Bea Arthur's voice...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (7s3Gx)

369 I'm not going back to the nightmare that is Walmart, except for when I need non-grocery items.


Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (+lVUW)

We're a decently-sized town, comparable to the next town over that has a Wal-mart, but there is one thing I cannot get here and have to shop at the Wal-Mart for: CLOTHES. And no, Grandma, I can't go to the second-hand shop two blocks away because I need things like underwear and socks. Also, this next town over has a Culver's and a Dairy Queen a block apart, but we can't get a decent ice cream place. Sad!

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (XKZwp)

370 339 Democrats are ready with their response to that:
"RAYCISS!"
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (+lVUW)


One of the few heartening things about this crisis is how completely irrelevant the Dems have become.

Posted by: Splunge at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (dOV9E)

371 Straight from the freezer.

And you don't need to "proof" yeast either (unless it's old and been stored at room temp). I just mix mine into the flour and good to go. Although when I was first starting out, I did find that proofing tended to somehow give me a marginally better bread result. But it's an overall unnecessary step, yet still recommended across the board.
Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (ms95q)

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

I always proof the yeast before baking, ever since I made a pizza crust without proofing the yeast, and it came out gritty.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (CAJOC)

372 The thing I hated about 8-tracks was the 'click' in the middle of a song when it switched tracks. Also, a shitty medium for making your own music tapes; cassettes FTW! A friend did record his own 8-track tapes back in the day and there were always clicks in the middle of songs as the track switched.
Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 10:45 PM (Y8PSl)

The pre-records faded doooown, the click happened, and then they faded uuuuup again. Because all the tracks were recorded (dubbed at high speed) at once, and then the tape was cut off in sections and spliced to make the endless loop.

With a home recorder, you could record right over the track change, and all you got was a click, and maybe a half-second of lost content. Way less annoying than that loooong fade.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (miJU3)

373 Bonus, it's made in the Carolinas...like Duke's mayonnaise.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (xSo9G)

I'll try not to hold that against them.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:06 PM (NWiLs)

374 I use a very small pinch of yeast in a quart yogurt tub with at least a cup of water and a cup of flour, and let it work for 4 - 24 hours depending on my needs and the temperature.


Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2020 11:06 PM (rb4zU)

375 throw some sweet gherkins in the food processor and mulch 'em up

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (iTXRQ)


Diced pickles are so much better than pickle paste, and it isn't hard to do.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:06 PM (BiNEL)

376 We actually have revised our pizza dough to a cold start......small slurry for one day and then rest of the ingredients the next to let it rise in the refrigerator for another day. The difference in quality, crispness is amazing!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:07 PM (/UQ/R)

377 My county, Broward, in S. FL has 1,598 cases. Our cases started from Port Everglades.

Posted by: Akua Makana at April 03, 2020 11:07 PM (YkUJb)

378 Mrs. E is inspired to sew facemasks and cook primerib tomorrow. I am inspired to help her, especially with the primerib.

Posted by: Eromero at April 03, 2020 11:07 PM (XhWtx)

379 Mr. TiFW and I still joke about how whenever either one of us rents a car and needs to put on the high beams, our first instinct is to tap on the left hand side of the floorboard.

Why, yes, we are both 29.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at April 03, 2020 11:07 PM (OuZMr)

380 Yay!!!!!!!! No Frank Zappa ONT!!! Hallelujah!!!

Posted by: Locke Common at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (1JSfv)

381 I've seen that toaster style on the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special, and on Downton Abbey.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:00 PM (CAJOC)


I saw that toaster when Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives went to some old-time hamburger joint in, I think, Connecticut. They put the hamburger, cooked in an old-fashioned steam cooker tray, on toasted bread. The toaster was original to the joint. Also, the place had no ketchup in sight.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (Y8PSl)

382 I'm just so happy for you, Insom...
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

Thank you! So am I. After all this time and struggle it almost doesn't seem real...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

383 I need a cat.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (l9m7l)

384
Diced pickles are so much better than pickle paste, and it isn't hard to do.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:06 PM (BiNEL)


I did buy sweet gherkins today. Just in case the worst happens and I have to chop them up...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (TdMsT)

385 I got 19 out of 20 on the quiz. I never saw a toaster like that.
Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)


Very standard in the 'teens and 'twenties. I use one myself. You just have to keep an eye on it - some models got to a certain temperature and the doors opened, but with most you had to watch the toast and then unplug the machine.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (2JVJo)

386 "Death by SNU SNU!"

Kif: *whimpers*
Branagan: What'r'you gay?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (LxTcq)

387 I never saw that jar opener in my life, so 19/20.
-----

We have one in the kitchen. Heirloom toll. It gets used with regularity. 20/20 was a romp.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 10:47 PM (xSo9G)

I never saw that particular jar opener. But I knew none of the other choices was right.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (miJU3)

388 yep- Hellman's, pickle relish and a little black pepper
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 10:52 PM (iTXRQ)


And finely diced red pepper and parsley.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

I add diced celery for a more crunchy texture.


I can see it now: the weekend Food Thread devoted to tuna salad.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (pPNCa)

389 As said before, many congrats Insom.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (l9m7l)

390 282 Ever notice we have all these wonderful human stories/movies of life under Nazi rule (and occasionally fascist Italian rule), but you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

I guess there's just no stories worth telling. Another crazy coincidence!!!
Posted by: ...

I guess Hollywood doesn't want to turn "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" into a movie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

391 359
I'm thinking my next project should be reading Horde Novelist Works. Already bought several. So......


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (l9m7l)

Evening all. I just finished Ace-endorsed author AHLloyd's Vampires of Michigan; it was a fun read. I recommend it!

Posted by: zeera at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (zUdXR)

392 Some Good News Going into the Weekend

How dastardly! You got me to visit NR. First time since the Vote Hillary Not Trump edition was published.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (6eEQ+)

393 Thank you, BC!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (NWiLs)

394 283 266 I got 19 out of 20 on the quiz. I never saw a toaster like that.
Posted by: RTW at April 03, 2020 10:46 PM (jJlJu)

That's an antique.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


I've seen those at antique shows. That's how I knew what it was.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

395 382 I'm just so happy for you, Insom...
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:01 PM (TdMsT)

Thank you! So am I. After all this time and struggle it almost doesn't seem real...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (NWiLs


I never had a doubt that you would prevail. Not for a moment.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

396 Also, the place had no ketchup in sight.


Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (Y8PSl)

No ketchup at a burger joint is just wrong.

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (XKZwp)

397
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Your mom was the oldest of 4 boys?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 10:38 PM (CAJOC)


I need to reread before I post to make sure the sentence makes sense. I certainly have the time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (sy5kK)

398 361 For my money, the Popplers episode is still the best.

'We taught a lion to eat tofu!'

*lion, emaciated and mangy, coughs*
Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (A5zUN)

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

Hippie: You can't, like, *own* property, man!

Prof F: I can, but then I'm not a penniless hippie!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (CAJOC)

399 I got all 20 right! WOOT!

Posted by: DBCooper at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (bttOm)

400 You can open a can as long as there is some concrete nearby, or if you have a whetstone -- Just abrade the top rim until the lid comes loose. A file will also do the trick.

I've opened one with a hunting knife, but the knife edge didn't like it much and it requires a lot of... caution.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (Z4rgH)

401 That toaster looks like it came from the 1910-20's...
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 10:48 PM (7s3Gx)

It did, but continued to be made at least into the 1950's. Very fast. Also handles odd-shaped items better than most pop-ups.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (miJU3)

402 Depending how much I have imbibed, at least once a night.

Posted by: Infidel at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (vF+fs)

403 I guess Hollywood doesn't want to turn "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" into a movie.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (+lVUW)

There is a movie version of it. I saw it years and years ago.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

404 RickZ.....that place claims to be the 1st place to serve hamburgers. Toast, mustard and onions.....NO ketchup

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (/UQ/R)

405 The car floor switch got me. So 19/20 puts me right at 29.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (6eEQ+)

406
And finely diced red pepper and parsley.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:56 PM (TdMsT)

I add diced celery for a more crunchy texture.

I can see it now: the weekend Food Thread devoted to tuna salad.
Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:09 PM (pPNCa)


I think we need a thread for picky eaters.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

407 Between The Desire And The Spasm,
Between The Potency And The Existence,
Between The Essence And The Descent

wut


Last night was Yeats. Tonight it's Eliot.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 11:12 PM (JpHJI)

408 After all this time and struggle it almost doesn't seem real...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

Pro-tip...wear a tight g-string so the bills don't fall out.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 11:12 PM (dLLD6)

409 354 Awww, I'm sorry No One of Consequence.

Hmmmmm....I'm trying to think of where else you could find it...

I guess Amazon, Target and Walmart are out. Our local stores are out as well. I guess everyone has decided to get in touch with their inner baker.

I admit it makes me a little happy that carbs are getting a little love!!!
Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 11:03 PM (mFoNl)

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

I've got enough to make probably 3 more batches of pizza dough, so I'm good for now. And I haven't done a wide search at local stores yet. I'm sure I'll find some if I get desperate.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:12 PM (CAJOC)

410
Pro-tip...wear a tight g-string so the bills don't fall out.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 03, 2020 11:12 PM (dLLD6)


Oh you.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (TdMsT)

411 I need a cat.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (l9m7l)

HAZ-Cat just had two kittens, so I'm sure Papa Bear-I mean Pooky-would send one to you in several weeks if you lived close to Iowa.

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (XKZwp)

412 How dastardly! You got me to visit NR. First time since the Vote Hillary Not Trump edition was published.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (6eEQ+)


Didn't your momma teach you to not click on the hyperlink without checking it first?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (Z4rgH)

413 Guy at work reached in his jeans in front of god and everyone to give a scratch and sniff like a conneseur

*connoisseur, mon ami.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (ykYG2)

414 {{{{{Infidel}}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (/UQ/R)

415 I always proof the yeast before baking, ever since I made a pizza crust without proofing the yeast, and it came out gritty.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (CAJOC)

That's so strange. Was it a no-knead dough? Doesn't feel to me like that was a yeast issue. Was there cornmeal in it?

But like I said, when I was starting out, I did used to get a marginally better rise with proofing but now it makes no difference.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (uEbPt)

416 >> OK, what is up with that IHME website and their COVID model?

They are gonna update again Apr 4th. I was reading some stuff on that. They aren't the updating the model run itself every day, just something like every 3 or 4 days.

Now, their death rate projections are pretty accurate, but their resource use projections are way too high, by a factor of 4 in some states.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (rCwaK)

417 I saw that toaster when Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives went to some old-time hamburger joint in, I think, Connecticut. They put the hamburger, cooked in an old-fashioned steam cooker tray, on toasted bread. The toaster was original to the joint. Also, the place had no ketchup in sight.
Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (Y8PSl)


Louis Lunch, in New Haven.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (2JVJo)

418 pooky.......you are in Iowa?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)

419 the spirit is willing, but the flesh is spongy and bruised!

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (ykYG2)

420 I think we need a thread for picky eaters.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)


I think that could get out of hand so quickly...

sounds perfect for here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)

421 I need a cat.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (l9m7l)


Cats can be good company, plus you don't have to walk them outside and worry about the wrath of the local sheriff. Seriously, if you're thinking about getting a cat, check with your local vets-- a lot of people are simply abandoning their pets to fend for themselves during the Current Unpleasantness, and many vets are trying to find homes for the pets dropped off on their doorsteps.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (pPNCa)

422 Between The Desire And The Spasm,
Between The Potency And The Existence,
Between The Essence And The Descent

Between the hammer and the anvil
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8uOHferRZg

Posted by: Vanya at April 03, 2020 11:15 PM (BAsqb)

423 363 That's what I'm talking about! That is what it's going to take. Everyone on the same page. NO more Made in China.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 10:58 PM (LIhNq)

This would have the added side benefit of denting Bezos' profits!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:04 PM (BiNEL)

I'm in.

Posted by: Miss Issippi at April 03, 2020 11:15 PM (LIhNq)

424 Funny .


Dr. Marc Siegel is babbling about masks on FOX.


The book cover behind him ?

" False Alarm "


Welcome to government by doctor

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at April 03, 2020 11:15 PM (pyXq5)

425 I guess Hollywood doesn't want to turn "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" into a movie.

NBC turned it into a one-hour dramatization in 1963, and a 1970 film adaptation.

A enterprising TV network could buy an excellent Russian TV mini-series, Life and Fate, about the Battle of Stalingrad, and the Soviet Communist Party reasserting control, once they realized that the Russians weren't going to lose.

Spectacular battle scenes, a love interest, and compelling drama. But it makes Communists look bad, so can't have it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 03, 2020 11:15 PM (I2/tG)

426 But yeah, keep one for Teh Burning Times.
Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (whOIk)

The opener built into a real, i.e. Victorinox, Swiss Army knife works very well, with little effort needed.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:15 PM (miJU3)

427 Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)


Yup, we got a reminder that we live in Iowa last night-sleet! Tomorrow it's supposed to be upper 50s, so again-Iowa!

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:16 PM (XKZwp)

428 I got 19 of 20. It was the jar opener that defeated me. I was sure it was a scrotum rest for dwarfs.

Posted by: Eromero at April 03, 2020 11:16 PM (XhWtx)

429 {{{{{bth}}}}}

Miss you man!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:16 PM (/UQ/R)

430 I never had a doubt that you would prevail. Not for a moment.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

Aw, shucks. I really do appreciate the confidence in me people like you maintained, even when I was utterly discouraged.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

431
420 I think we need a thread for picky eaters.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

I think that could get out of hand so quickly...

sounds perfect for here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)


I think it would a hoot! I'd be happy to host it--lol.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

432 People abandoning their pets because of a chest cold "pandemic" should be horsewhiped through the streets.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (SfYbS)

433 I did buy sweet gherkins today. Just in case the worst happens and I have to chop them up...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (TdMsT)


I use chopped gherkins in a lot of things as I hate pickles. Use chopped gherkins to make my own tartar sauce, Special Sauce/Russian dressing, and gherkins go great in egg, chicken and ham salads. Home-made Russian dressing and a pastrami sandwich. Mm-mm-mm! Goes great with a smoked turkey and bacon sandwich, too. Making your own sauces means you can make smaller batches and not have much waste, or extra jars taking up valuable space in the fridge. Cheaper, too.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:18 PM (Y8PSl)

434 390 282 Ever notice we have all these wonderful human stories/movies of life under Nazi rule (and occasionally fascist Italian rule), but you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

I guess there's just no stories worth telling. Another crazy coincidence!!!
Posted by: ...
I guess Hollywood doesn't want to turn "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" into a movie.
Posted by: nerdygir


Hubby and I watched "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" with Richard Burton. It features him and his young British commie side piece on trial in East Germany, and he tells her that this is what communism is really like, along with several million deaths. She is non-plussed. It was from 1965, so I don't think there has been anything within the last twenty or thirty years that depicts communism accurately.

Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 11:18 PM (mFoNl)

435 My baby's gonna be a star... I'm already shopping her around for a trilogy:

"A Onesieful of Hollers"

"For a Few Hollers More"

"The Good, the Loud, and the Deafening"

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:18 PM (II2Y0)

436 {{{wds}}} hi. how've you been ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:19 PM (ykYG2)

437 372 With a home recorder, you could record right over the track change, and all you got was a click, and maybe a half-second of lost content. Way less annoying than that loooong fade.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

If you did not like the clicks during the song it just took more time.
You could time the length of the 8track and then arrange the songs to fit the length. It was time consuming to do it, but it was pleasing to do something that actually worked.

Not that I would know anything about that. The relic Technics quad 8track in the basement got a lot of use before I reached 29 and CD came along.

Posted by: Another Wasted Comment Block at April 03, 2020 11:19 PM (bi73b)

438 Guy at work reached in his jeans in front of god and everyone to give a scratch and sniff like a conneseur

Friend of Don Lemon, I'll bet.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:19 PM (pPNCa)

439 I wonder how CDR M is doing. I hope he made CAPT and is moving on up to Flag Officer territory.

I enjoyed his ONTs and music choices.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 03, 2020 10:16 PM (u82oZ)

IIRC, he made a career decision knowing it would lock him out of consideration for O-6.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (SXmvw)

440 430 I never had a doubt that you would prevail. Not for a moment.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:10 PM (TdMsT)

Aw, shucks. I really do appreciate the confidence in me people like you maintained, even when I was utterly discouraged.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

Through your posts, I always had a sense of a determined person, even when things were awful.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

441 431
420 I think we need a thread for picky eaters.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:11 PM (TdMsT)

I think that could get out of hand so quickly...

sounds perfect for here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 11:14 PM (BiNEL)


I think it would a hoot! I'd be happy to host it--lol.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

That would be interesting. I am not at all a picky eater, though there are some definite deal breakers for me. Like Brussels sprouts a/k/a Satan's dingleberries, kale, and boiled okra.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (NWiLs)

442 415 I always proof the yeast before baking, ever since I made a pizza crust without proofing the yeast, and it came out gritty.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:05 PM (CAJOC)

That's so strange. Was it a no-knead dough? Doesn't feel to me like that was a yeast issue. Was there cornmeal in it?

But like I said, when I was starting out, I did used to get a marginally better rise with proofing but now it makes no difference.
Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 11:13 PM (uEbPt)

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Nope. Made it the same way I always make it. I don't think the yeast was bad. Maybe just didn't get incorporated well enough, so never activated. I've got a KitchenAid, so that does almost all the kneading for me.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (CAJOC)

443 pookysgirl.....grew up in Ames, parents still live there and went to ISU. Was planning on visiting the end of June for my "cough, cough" hs reunion, but don't know if that will happen now.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (/UQ/R)

444 in elementary school I remember the school lunch where they put tuna fish on a hot dog bun and called it a 'tuna boat'

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (iTXRQ)

445 OK, I think I will hit the sack. Not having drunk for nearly a month and then having a few sips of Bushmills has put me under.

Have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (2JVJo)

446 Putin. Why does it always have to be Putin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 11:21 PM (XVuno)

447 The Kennedy family really needs to be bamned from all forms of transportation.

Joe, Jr.: B-24
Kathleen Kennedy (JFK's Sister): Small plane
JFK: PT Boat; Limousine
Ted: Oldsmobile; campaign plane
Michael Kennedy: Skis
JFK, Jr.: Piper Saratoga
These folks: Canoe

This isn't bad luck. It's a curse.

Or somebody sold something dear to the client hoofed dude for power, and this is the price. Looking at you, Joe Kennedy, Sr.


RIP

Posted by: Sharkman at April 03, 2020 11:21 PM (B2aG8)

448 People abandoning their pets because of a chest cold "pandemic" should be horsewhiped through the streets.


Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 11:17 PM (SfYbS)

Does it seem to you that the "people are abandoning their pets" headline has been used a lot in the past few years? I can't tell if it's a reflection of our current short-sighted culture or that "journalists" are bored and lonely without their pwecious widdle Fluffykins.

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:21 PM (XKZwp)

449 Through your posts, I always had a sense of a determined person, even when things were awful.
Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

You're gonna make me blush...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:22 PM (NWiLs)

450 19/20

Had no ideer what the button on the floor was for.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:22 PM (Qf83p)

451 I'll try not to hold that against them.
Posted by: Insomniac
-------

Geeze...a guy gets a job, and he goes all snobby on you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (CDGwz)

452 grew up in Ames, parents still live there and went
to ISU. Was planning on visiting the end of June for my "cough, cough"
hs reunion, but don't know if that will happen now.


Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:20 PM (/UQ/R)

I will TRY not to hold your choice of college against you.

Ag or engineering major?

Posted by: pookysgirl, Hawkeye lover at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (XKZwp)

453 I had to read A Day In The Life in junior year English. Fewer than twenty years ago. I bet it isn't in a single school today.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (II2Y0)

454 Louis Lunch, in New Haven.

Speaking of New Haven (which is where I'm stuck for the time being), the local COVID-19 count is 647 confirmed, 17 mort. Probably due to insufficient social distancing from NYC.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (pPNCa)

455 People could buy blank 8 track tapes and record with them? Seriously?

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:24 PM (Exv3s)

456 451 I'll try not to hold that against them.
Posted by: Insomniac
-------

Geeze...a guy gets a job, and he goes all snobby on you.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (CDGwz)

Heh. I never liked Dukes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:24 PM (NWiLs)

457 eleven.....you young whippersnapper you

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:24 PM (/UQ/R)

458 WDS!!! WDS!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

459 We're a decently-sized town, comparable to the next town over that has a Wal-mart, but there is one thing I cannot get here and have to shop at the Wal-Mart for: CLOTHES. And no, Grandma, I can't go to the second-hand shop two blocks away because I need things like underwear and socks.
Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler


Oh, used panties not good enough for you? Well, La-di-da.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

460 GnuBreed: "Didn't your momma teach you to not click on the hyperlink without checking it first?"

My momma doesn't internet, so technically no. I mean, who still Rick rolls? Alas, I got got.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (6eEQ+)

461 453 I had to read A Day In The Life in junior year English. Fewer than twenty years ago. I bet it isn't in a single school today.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:23 PM (II2Y0)

Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

462 I can't tell if it's a reflection of our current short-sighted culture or that "journalists" are bored and lonely without their pwecious widdle Fluffykins.
Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler

Probably a little from column A a little from column B.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (SfYbS)

463 The Republican Senate Primary is scheduled for June 9; absentee ballots are being more widely allowed because of the virus. Northam picked June 10 for a reason?

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (JK7Jw)

464 Oh, used panties not good enough for you? Well, La-di-da.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

Japanese pervs are good with those.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (NWiLs)

465 eleven.....you young whippersnapper you
Posted by: westminsterdogshow


My first car was a 69 bug.

Loved it. Don't remember a button on the floor.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (Qf83p)

466 420 I think we need a thread for picky eaters.

Posted by: Ladyl

I think that could get out of hand so quickly...

sounds perfect for here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

I think it would a hoot! I'd be happy to host it--lol.
Posted by: Ladyl

----

"The conservative case for chickpeas and bone in meat."

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (Y4EXg)

467 Oh, used panties not good enough for you? Well, La-di-da.


Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (+lVUW)

This isn't Japan!

Posted by: pookysgirl, gomen nisai at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (XKZwp)

468 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (vwf8z)

469 468 Thirst!
Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (vwf8z)

Quench!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (NWiLs)

470 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Been to Twitter lately? Seems they read 1984 pretty closely.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

471 Japanese pervs are good with those.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (NWiLs)


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You can get them out of vending machines. For that personal touch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2020 11:28 PM (XVuno)

472 455 People could buy blank 8 track tapes and record with them? Seriously?

Yes, but they do not age well. They will often separate at the splice. It is a pain trying to get one back together.

Posted by: Another Wasted Comment Block at April 03, 2020 11:28 PM (bi73b)

473
"The conservative case for chickpeas and bone in meat."
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (Y4EXg)


Arrrrgggghhh

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:28 PM (TdMsT)

474 470 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Been to Twitter lately? Seems they read 1984 pretty closely.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

I do not tweet, no.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:28 PM (NWiLs)

475 engineering.....lol. My dad worked for the Iowa DOT his entire working life as a transportation research engineer. And he went on the first RAGBRAI and rode at least a day of it into his early 80s a few years ago.

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (/UQ/R)

476 Chickpeas are fine when made into hummus.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (NWiLs)

477 People could buy blank 8 track tapes and record with them? Seriously?
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:24 PM (Exv3s)

Absolutely. I never had a recorder, but several of my friends did. They were a thing for about three years, tops, and then high-quality cassette recorders made them obsolete.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (miJU3)

478 470 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Been to Twitter lately? Seems they read 1984 pretty closely.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

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

Yes, but as a how-to manual.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (CAJOC)

479 Beer roast beef with hummus paste.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (7s3Gx)

480 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

I don't think they understand what's wrong with your telescreen monitoring you and unable to be turned off. "Yeah, Google records all my conversations, so what?"

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (XKZwp)

481 Had no ideer what the button on the floor was for.

My first 3 rides had that switch, the first 2 had frame mounted lever shocks. Me and Iron Grandpa are tight.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 03, 2020 11:30 PM (S/rwf)

482 Ladyl!!!!! Ladyl!!!!!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:30 PM (/UQ/R)

483 My first car was a 69 bug.

Loved it. Don't remember a button on the floor.
Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (Qf83p)

There wasn't one. My '69 Bug was the first car I owned to have the dimmer on the column, built into the turn signal switch.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (miJU3)

484 480 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.


Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

I don't think they understand what's wrong with your telescreen monitoring you and unable to be turned off. "Yeah, Google records all my conversations, so what?"
Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (XKZwp)

Not only did we become a surveillance state, people did it to themselves. And fucking PAID to do it!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (NWiLs)

485 I can't tell if it's a reflection of our current short-sighted culture or that "journalists" are bored and lonely without their pwecious widdle Fluffykins.

I'm going with what my own vet told me plus info on the American Veterinary Medical Association website.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (pPNCa)

486 And it's off to attempt sleep. You're the greatest collection of souls ever.

Yeah, I'm drunk but I still mean it. Every word.


Love you all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (l9m7l)

487 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)


Depends on the message given by the union teacher, doesn't it? A warning or an instruction manual? Today, it seems like '1984' is being used as an instruction manual. And colleges took Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' to heart when they created their kangaroo court sexual assault tribunals. And some people think the classics are irrelevant.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (Y8PSl)

488 482 Ladyl!!!!! Ladyl!!!!!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:30 PM (/UQ/R)

Mistah Kottah!! Mistah Kottah!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (NWiLs)

489 7 Nation Army on hardware

https://youtu.be/FH9yt8qTACw

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (LxTcq)

490 Here in the bowels of the Monastery, I am building a '71 Chevelle SS 454 retrorod, and installed a new foot-powered dimmer switch only a few weeks ago. This is not ancient history, folks, for some of us, it is still the now. And did we really gain anything as a civilization by putting everything on one of those little steering wheel pods? Nay, I say, nay, because with the floor mount switch, one can drive at night while drinking a. . . . Mountain Dew without having to fumble around with a Dew and trying to dim the headlights.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (M0Ql8)

491 There wasn't one. My '69 Bug was the first car I owned to have the dimmer on the column, built into the turn signal switch.

I think my dad's '68 Pontiac station wagon had the floor dimmer switch...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (7s3Gx)

492 477 Absolutely. I never had a recorder, but several of my friends did. They were a thing for about three years, tops, and then high-quality cassette recorders made them obsolete.

Well, kind of. If you had a quad 8 it was really something to sit in the middle of four speakers and hear the sound move around you. I particularly liked the Doobie Brothers Clear as Driven Snow. The wind whooshed around.

Posted by: Another Wasted Comment Block at April 03, 2020 11:33 PM (bi73b)

493 I will NEVER purchase Alexa, Echo, Ring, or any of that shit.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:34 PM (NWiLs)

494 OK, I think I will hit the sack. Not having drunk for nearly a month and then having a few sips of Bushmills has put me under.

Pro tip: if you go "rock" in the next round, you will beat that pair of scissors.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 11:34 PM (Ibwur)

495 Nay, I say, nay, because with the floor mount switch, one can drive at night while drinking a. . . . Mountain Dew without having to fumble around with a Dew and trying to dim the headlights.
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (M0Ql

Not only that, but that multi-function switch is a PITA to replace, and expensive, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:34 PM (miJU3)

496 My '77 Chevy Vega had the floor switch.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:35 PM (CAJOC)

497 Scissors cut rock.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:35 PM (Qf83p)

498 Rock burns paper.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:35 PM (Qf83p)

499 Scissor me timbers!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:36 PM (NWiLs)

500 I will say this... I've had three copies of Archipelago "borrowed" forever, and felt like I got a good deal on all of them.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:36 PM (II2Y0)

501 If you had a quad 8 it was really something to sit in the middle of four speakers and hear the sound move around you

I've still got a quad deck and amp setup with 4 speakers. Plays 8 track and reel to reel of which I still have some that work.

Posted by: Panhandler at April 03, 2020 11:36 PM (S/rwf)

502 347 I saw a video clip of the CO walking off the ship, and his crew were shouting his name at the top of their lungs, like the CO just won the state title of sportsball.

The next person to hear, "Theodore Roosevelt, arriving", is going to be in for a bad time. Probably the Carrier Squadron exec, or the Pac Fleet deputy type commander.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 03, 2020 11:36 PM (SXmvw)

503
There wasn't one. My '69 Bug was the first car I owned to have the dimmer on the column, built into the turn signal switch.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (miJU3)


you mean like all cars today?


those VW's had a lot of interesting features not found elsewhere at the time.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:36 PM (sy5kK)

504 busy night

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (85Gof)

505 I ate at that burger joint in New Haven, on the way back from a ski trip to New Hampster. Was decent.

It was the vertical grilling cage-thinggys that were unique, I thought.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (El6T/)

506 I think my dad's '68 Pontiac station wagon had the floor dimmer switch

I learned to drive on a '62 Ford Fairlane (aka a land yacht), which had a floor dimmer switch.

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (pPNCa)

507 432 People abandoning their pets because of a chest cold "pandemic" should be horsewhiped through the streets.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable and mobile


Yeah, I don't get that. Is it because they're out of work and can't afford a bag of cat food?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (+lVUW)

508 If you can find it, Mount Olive Sweet Relish Cubes
are perfect for tuna fish salad. It is much nicer than the fine ground
relish that is more common.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 03, 2020 10:53 PM (BiNEL)





I'll have to look for that!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

Mount Olive is a nice town, or at least it was many moons ago. They have a pickle festival. It is pickle city usa but really not a city.

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (hHxp2)

509 As promised, Alton Brown on making a sourdough starter:
https://youtu.be/FqxkMqsEQI0

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (SfYbS)

510

If I needed to hire a mouse, I would hire that mouse in the video up top.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (sy5kK)

511 Nay, I say, nay, because with the floor mount switch, one can drive at
night while drinking a. . . . Mountain Dew without having to fumble
around with a Dew and trying to dim the headlights.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:32 PM (M0Ql



Not only that, but that multi-function switch is a PITA to replace, and expensive, too.


I always have trouble getting my foot up to the steering column to hit the switch.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (xkSJa)

512 I was trying to figure out what the guy was drinking. I thought it was a tawny port. Then i looked closer and of course it was.

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (hHxp2)

513 WDS--how are things going?

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

514 How goes the war, NGU?

And I don't think era of promotion really has anything to do with the Roosevelt situation. All I know is what the CO wrote and what the SecNav said, and it looks like it comes down to the facts of the case - apart from the "process" clincher (chain of command/comms issue).

A cheering crew is nice but utterly immaterial to the case. He wasn't relieved because he was unpopular.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (El6T/)

515
Mount Olive is a nice town, or at least it was many moons ago. They have a pickle festival. It is pickle city usa but really not a city.
Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:37 PM (hHxp2)


I've seen Mt Olive products here in Ohio.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

516 Insom......LOL!

Know I have been hard on you at times, but it was because I cared. Good on you!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

517 I'm going with what my own vet told me plus info on the American Veterinary Medical Association website.


Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:31 PM (pPNCa)

Marking this one down as a sign of our short-sighted culture, then. Shame on those pet "owners."

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (XKZwp)

518 Hubby and I watched "The Spy Who Came in from the Cold" with Richard Burton. It features him and his young British commie side piece on trial in East Germany, and he tells her that this is what communism is really like, along with several million deaths. She is non-plussed. It was from 1965, so I don't think there has been anything within the last twenty or thirty years that depicts communism accurately.
Posted by: Moki at April 03, 2020 11:18 PM (mFoNl)

There's always "The Killing Fields". It has brutal scenes of Communist repression. And that was surprisingly made in 1984.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (Exv3s)

519 Here's a great story I just saw on the 10 o'clock local news. A woman posted on FB that she would be willing to not only shop for, but buy groceries for anybody who demonstrated a need. She thought she would be contacted by elderly shut-ins, but she was put in touch with a man with 6 adopted special-needs children. The man's wife died 2 years ago from cancer and now he's raising all those kids by himself. He was having a hard time getting to the grocery store. She delivered shit ton of food to him and the kids and said she would continue doing it.

Both she and the man are middle-aged. They didn't say if she was single or not, but I found myself hoping she and the man get together romantically eventually, since they both seem like such good people.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (d6Ksn)

520 I had so much faith in you Insom, I thought it might be an April Fool's joke.

Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (uEbPt)

521 463 The Republican Senate Primary is scheduled for June 9; absentee ballots are being more widely allowed because of the virus. Northam picked June 10 for a reason?
Posted by: Lirio100 at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (JK7Jw)
------------------------------------
Heh.
It's an odd date, June 10th.
One would normally say the 1st, 15th, or 30th.
Makes you wonder.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (M/9m0)

522 WMDS, I bought a 20" cast iron . . . well it could be lefsa griddle, or a comal, but it is a thin cast iron pan, and I cured it and made pizza on it, and it made a world of difference for the crust.

I was making it on a 10" griddle but the dough was always chewy, With the comal thingy in the oven the crust comes out crispy.

I am using the same bread dough recipe I use for bread too.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (rb4zU)

523 Mt Olive pickles are in Tenn and Tex.

Anecdote data.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (Qf83p)

524
So, yeah, that's where I am right now. My current prediction is that US will top out around 600k cases, and that there will be some 40-50k deaths. And 90% of those will be from people over 70.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2020 09:41 PM (ZfRYq)


Add up all the time everyone is sitting in the house on lockdown it tallies up to about 10,000 life times / day of lockdown. So, I see the break even point just that - unless we are losing 100,00 per day to Kung Flu the nationwide lock down a hoax.

Now, cost$ impact$ are another matter.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (1g7ch)

525 Know I have been hard on you at times, but it was because I cared. Good on you!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

Suuuure. Thank you!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (NWiLs)

526 Anecdata.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (Qf83p)

527 There's always "The Killing Fields". It has brutal scenes of Communist repression. And that was surprisingly made in 1984.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (Exv3s)

One of the few movies that shows the horrors of Communism.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (d6Ksn)

528 'as a how-to manual'

*touches nose*

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (ykYG2)

529 434 390 282 Ever notice we have all these wonderful human stories/movies of life under Nazi rule (and occasionally fascist Italian rule), but you never really see individual stories about life under Communism and those who survived it in various countries.

I guess there's just no stories worth telling. Another crazy coincidence!!!
Posted by: ...
I guess Hollywood doesn't want to turn "One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich" into a movie.
Posted by: nerdygir

See The Lives of Others. It's about a Stasi agent spying on some actors in East Germany.

One of my personal top five movies. It should have won the Oscar for Best Picture instead of The Departed.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (DmyoW)

530 And btw Insom......ever want to see a gab fest between two ettes.......do not get between myself and Ladyl

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)

531 Just read yet another article on how in NYC whenever anyone dies in hospital and they happen to also test positive for the Yellow Peril, they are tallying it as a death attributed to Wu Tang Flu, even of the death had nothing to do with that disease. And of course NYC's own numbers also reveal that 98% of the people who die have major preexisting conditions that could kill them.

We are giving up all of our rights over what is increasingly looking like a hoax.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (B2aG8)

532 Neologism.

Portmanteau.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (Qf83p)

533 8-tracks... Had one in my Mustang...

There were commercial 8-tracks where they had gone to the trouble of re-ordering the songs so they didn't have the track-change in the middle of a song.

But, of course, if you're used to the LP track order, that was almost more jarring than a mid-song click.

*creak *groan *crack *what, me old-ish?

Speaking of nostalgic tools...

Mom (soon to join the Century club, God willing and the flu stays away) has a bottle opener very familiar to all us kids - opened innumerable bottles of pop in the Olde Dayes. One end is the bottle cap opener, and the other end is... a jar lid opener, as when you remove a canning jar ring but the lid is still somewhat vacuumed on.

My sisters have teased for many years which one of them is going to grab it when Mom moves on. The teasing has been a bit serious at times.

So, a while back, I went online and bought two of them. When the time comes, those two go in Mom's drawer. And I'm getting the old one. Mwah hah hhaaaa.

* choke * wheeze * gasp *

Good night, Gracies. The best is yet to come!™

ZZZzz.._

Posted by: mindful webworker
Keep Calm and Carry Out
at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (AoLFQ)

534 447 The Kennedy family really needs to be bamned from all forms of transportation.

Joe, Jr.: B-24
Kathleen Kennedy (JFK's Sister): Small plane
JFK: PT Boat; Limousine
Ted: Oldsmobile; campaign plane
Michael Kennedy: Skis
JFK, Jr.: Piper Saratoga
These folks: Canoe

This isn't bad luck. It's a curse.

Or somebody sold something dear to the client hoofed dude for power, and this is the price. Looking at you, Joe Kennedy, Sr.


RIP
Posted by: Sharkman at April 03, 2020 11:21 PM (B2aG


Hmmm.

Joe Kennedy Sr knew Rachel Maddow?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (sy5kK)

535 Was just looking up your Vega. They were produced at the Lordstown, Ohio plant (built for that purpose) that Trump wanted GM to re-open to make ventilators.

Posted by: t-bird at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (Ry8mf)

536 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (NWiLs)

I heard you got a job, Insom!! Good for you!!! Congrats!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (d6Ksn)

537 19/20

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (hHxp2)

538
Both she and the man are middle-aged. They didn't say if she was single or not, but I found myself hoping she and the man get together romantically eventually, since they both seem like such good people.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (d6Ksn)


What a great story!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (TdMsT)

539 Neoloportmantism.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (Qf83p)

540 Not only that, but that multi-function switch is a PITA to replace, and expensive, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:34 PM (miJU3)
Which leads us to an existential question that has never been properly answered (or even debated, yet): is it better that one man should have a floor-mounted dimmer switch in his SS 454 or that the entire world have a dimmer stalk in a '99 Ford Escort? Pretty bleak choice, I think.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (M0Ql8)

541 There is a movie version of it. I saw it years and years ago.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo



Pretty damn good movie, too. If I remember correctly.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (B2aG8)

542 Mt Olive pickles are in Tenn and Tex.



Anecdote data.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (Qf83p)

They are pretty much national I think but I mostly have lived South of Mason Dix. Mt. Olive is in NC.

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (hHxp2)

543 521 463 The Republican Senate Primary is scheduled for June 9; absentee ballots are being more widely allowed because of the virus. Northam picked June 10 for a reason?
Posted by: Lirio100 at April 03, 2020 11:26 PM (JK7Jw)
------------------------------------
Heh.
It's an odd date, June 10th.
One would normally say the 1st, 15th, or 30th.
Makes you wonder.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (M/9m0)

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

Even odder, June 10th is a Wednesday.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (CAJOC)

544 My Girlfriends 79 Firebird she ordered had a black plastic plug in the carpet where the dimmer switch went. She got stopped for driving in town with her brights on. Cops couldn't even figure it out. Took to the dealership to bitch and had to be shown where it was on the column.

Posted by: DBCooper at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (bttOm)

545

Hah, hah. Krauts and Frogs are getting pissed at Trump. They were the ones who were buying the 3M masks. Some Kraut official just accused US of "piracy".

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (f1Vqw)

546 How goes the war, NGU?

And I don't think era of promotion really has anything to do with the Roosevelt situation. All I know is what the CO wrote and what the SecNav said, and it looks like it comes down to the facts of the case - apart from the "process" clincher (chain of command/comms issue).

A cheering crew is nice but utterly immaterial to the case. He wasn't relieved because he was unpopular.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (El6T/)

Yup

All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

547 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

I read Animal Farm as assigned reading in HS. 30 years ago. But I'll never forget our pompous ass of an English teacher going over it at the end of class. "Today, students, we are going to find out which of you read and understand history." He goes on to talk about the book and says "Now, class, who here knows who Napoleon represented?" I nailed it. "Stalin, sir." I nailed practically all the symbols in the book. "We have a student who knows his history, class!" (I was thinking "well, no shit?")

As for MCMLXXXIV I read that for a critical analysis in Senior English. I enjoyed that book way, way too much for my own good. But, this was 30 years ago.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (Exv3s)

548 530 And btw Insom......ever want to see a gab fest between two ettes.......do not get between myself and Ladyl
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)


We're great prayer warriors, too!

Posted by: Ladyl at April 03, 2020 11:45 PM (TdMsT)

549 I always have trouble getting my foot up to the steering column to hit the switch.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at April 03, 2020 11:38 PM (xkSJa)


You need to watch those Hillary Clinton yoga videos.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:45 PM (Y8PSl)

550 People could buy blank 8 track tapes and record with them? Seriously?

Oh, yeah!

There used to be a retailer named "Radio Shack" what sold blank tapes (8-track, cassette, mini-cassette, reel to reel, several grades of each) and electronic/computer components and batteries and wire and toys and ... oh,right.......cell plans and phones. Before they went under.

Posted by: JQ at April 03, 2020 11:45 PM (whOIk)

551 Just got notice that dipshit Inslee extended the stay-at-home order until May 4th. So no gym for at least another month.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (SfYbS)

552 Hah, hah. Krauts and Frogs are getting pissed at Trump. They were the
ones who were buying the 3M masks. Some Kraut official just accused US
of "piracy".


Hope they don't get too militant over it. Hasn't worked out well for them the last two times.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (xkSJa)

553 Problem is, after that little piece of shit Sydney Schanberg shamelessly shilled for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, his masters in Hanoi abruptly changed their discordant Asian tune about Cambodia.

So then he propagandized in the opposite direction with the Killing Fields, and it got optioned for a Hollywood film and Schanberg got rich.

Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (II2Y0)

554 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Tell us you KEPT THE RECIEPT!

Posted by: Panhandler at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (S/rwf)

555 @447 to be fair, JFK was in a particular type of limousine: an open-top one.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:47 PM (Exv3s)

556 520 I had so much faith in you Insom, I thought it might be an April Fool's joke.
Posted by: ... at April 03, 2020 11:40 PM (uEbPt)

Much appreciated. And despite the timing, that is definitely NOT something I would joke about!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:47 PM (NWiLs)

557 Hey, guys, I'd love to stay and chat, but the kitty wants to sleep on my arms and it's hard to type like this.

NE Way...

That balloon thingey... from a new remake of The Prisoner?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, No Adjetives Today at April 03, 2020 11:47 PM (dwojT)

558 You need to watch those Hillary Clinton yoga videos.

I realize the joke wasn't that good, but the punishment seems a touch harsh.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at April 03, 2020 11:47 PM (xkSJa)

559 Kids do still read 1984 and Animal Farm. I think the message is wasted on them, though.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:25 PM (NWiLs)

It always has been. I remember liberal teachers having to explain the book was not about the Reagan era USA. Context it a hell of a thing. People will read anything into anything without context. There is another book like that.

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (hHxp2)

560
They are pretty much national I think but I mostly have lived South of Mason Dix. Mt. Olive is in NC.
Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:43 PM (hHxp2)


Mt Olive pickles hit the shelves here in the Seattle area maybe 10 years ago or so.

Mt Olives and Vlasics are the two common brands now, along with the store brand. A couple of other brands that I grew up with are no longer around.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (sy5kK)

561 Posted by: Sharkman at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (B2aG

A Milwaukee area guy who moved to NYC recently died of the Wuhan flu this week. 34 years old. Healthy. Did not have diabetes or any other preexisting condition. Woke up feeling like shit the other day, needed an ambulance a few hours later, dead that evening. His parents are having a hard time trying to get the body sent from NYC.

No, not a hoax. No healthcare worker in my family (and I have a brother working in ER tonight) believes it's a hoax.

Most will not die of it, but it hits some people - even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the sniffles in others and nobody knows why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (d6Ksn)

562 I heard you got a job, Insom!! Good for you!!! Congrats!
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:42 PM (d6Ksn)

It's twue, it's twue!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:49 PM (NWiLs)

563 Is it because they're out of work and can't afford a bag of cat food?

My vet says that may be part of it for some folks, but for others, it has to do with having an infected person in the household, and other family members are either afraid to go out, or they just simply panic due to the general hysteria stoked by the MSM. FWIW, there was a painful incident in the UK during WWII called the British Pet Massacre, when an ill-advised gummint pamphlet about food shortages led to the killing of over 750,000 cats and dogs. Afterward, many pet owners regretted having their pets put to sleep and blamed the gummint for starting the panic.

Details here: https://tinyurl.com/ybv7gc8u

Posted by: Basement Cat at April 03, 2020 11:49 PM (pPNCa)

564 There's always "The Killing Fields". It has brutal scenes of Communist repression. And that was surprisingly made in 1984.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:39 PM (Exv3s)


One of the stars is uber-liberal DA Jack McCoy, who always seemed to find white supremacist Nazis behind every murder he prosecuted on Law and Order.

Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:49 PM (Y8PSl)

565 @447 to be fair, JFK was in a particular type of limousine: an open-top one.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:47 PM (Exv3s)

Well, he wasn't driving the limo. But he was driving the PT boat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (miJU3)

566 Emmie sent me some graphs that Sarah Hoyt posted on according to hoyt. Really interesting information

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (/UQ/R)

567 Hi WDS!

Posted by: Infidel at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (vF+fs)

568 From a friend at FB...

For those of you who need it, here's a 20-second monologue from the musical Chicago, for when you need 20 seconds while washing your hands :-)

"You know how people have these little habit to get you down Like Bernie. Bernie liked to chew gum. No, not chew, POP. So this one day I come home and I am really irritated and looking for a little bit of sympathy, and there's Bernie, sitting on the couch, drinking a beer, and chewing. No, not chewing, POPPING! And so I said to him I said, "Bernie, you pop that gum one more time!" And he did. So I took the shotgun off the wall and I fired two warning shots. Into his head."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (L2ZTs)

569
You need to watch those Hillary Clinton yoga videos.

The asscrack shot at 13:41 is pretty hot.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (M0Ql8)

570 548 530 And btw Insom......ever want to see a gab fest between two ettes.......do not get between myself and Ladyl
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)

I can imagine.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:50 PM (NWiLs)

571 You need to watch those Hillary Clinton yoga videos.

"And hre's how to insert the secret memo so far up your hoo-hah, no one will EVER find it" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

572 One of the stars is uber-liberal DA Jack McCoy, who always seemed to find white supremacist Nazis behind every murder he prosecuted on Law and Order.
Posted by: RickZ

Amazing that in a city that's majority nonwhite and majority socialist, every murderer was either a white evangelical or a white Republican CEO.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 03, 2020 11:51 PM (SfYbS)

573 551 Just got notice that dipshit Inslee extended the stay-at-home order until May 4th. So no gym for at least another month.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (SfYbS)


Summers Eve is not just a douche sold at Walgreens.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:52 PM (sy5kK)

574 No One Of Consequence- You actually owned a car with the dimmer on the floor? I own three. Well, two, actually, cause the 47 CJ2A doesn't have a high beam... I think. The only car I've ever owned without a floor dimmer is my Range Rover.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 03, 2020 11:52 PM (HuH1F)

575 Chickpeas are fine when made into hummus.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 03, 2020 11:29 PM (NWiLs)


And here I was thinking of complimenting your good taste re Satan's Dingleberries (brussels sprouts), kale, and boiled okra...

then you throw this hummus curveball. Let me point out in the pics of wiped out grocery shelves, in the canned goods section the ONE vegetable still well stocked was ... chickpeas. Yeah.

I rest my case. Congrats on the job btw.

Do you think your new attitude had anything to do with it?

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:52 PM (Z4rgH)

576 The industry estimates there have been 1 billion more at home meals in the near term than last year at this time. Wow.
Posted by: Tonypete

BUUUUUURRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRP !

Posted by: JT at April 03, 2020 11:53 PM (arJlL)

577 572 One of the stars is uber-liberal DA Jack McCoy, who always seemed to find white supremacist Nazis behind every murder he prosecuted on Law and Order.
Posted by: RickZ

Amazing that in a city that's majority nonwhite and majority socialist, every murderer was either a white evangelical or a white Republican CEO.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 03, 2020 11:51 PM (SfYbS)


Coincidences are just that, coincidences.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 03, 2020 11:53 PM (sy5kK)

578 And two of my cars have wind-wings. Course, again, the 47 Jeep doesn't have doors or windows.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 03, 2020 11:54 PM (HuH1F)

579 Most will not die of it, but it hits some people - even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the sniffles in others and nobody knows why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (d6Ksn)

It's possible that some peoples' genetic makeup makes them uniquely vulnerable to certain diseases, just like some folks can die of a single bee sting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:54 PM (miJU3)

580 553 Problem is, after that little piece of shit Sydney Schanberg shamelessly shilled for Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge, his masters in Hanoi abruptly changed their discordant Asian tune about Cambodia.

So then he propagandized in the opposite direction with the Killing Fields, and it got optioned for a Hollywood film and Schanberg got rich.

Fuck that guy in particular.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 03, 2020 11:46 PM (II2Y0)

All of that is indeed true, but still, I am amazed that Hollywood even showed a little bit of a depiction of what Communism was like, and that regime in particular.

I saw "The Killing Fields" when I was fourteen and the scene where the protagonist makes his escape and winds up in what turns out to be a mass grave made quite the impression on me. (What also made an impression on me were the journalists all patting each other on the back at awards banquets and shows while Pol Pot was unleashing hell in Cambodia.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:54 PM (Exv3s)

581 The Law & Order character who finally drove me away was Olivia, played by Mariska Hargitay.

The Mary Sue to end all Mary Sues. Mindbendingly perfect in every way. Ugh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2020 11:54 PM (L2ZTs)

582 543---Even odder, June 10th is a Wednesday.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (CAJOC)
----------------------------------
Well, well, well.
Curiouser and curiouser.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 03, 2020 11:55 PM (M/9m0)

583 Hi Infidel sweetheart.....how be ye?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 03, 2020 11:56 PM (/UQ/R)

584 One of the stars is uber-liberal DA Jack McCoy, who always seemed to find white supremacist Nazis behind every murder he prosecuted on Law and Order.
Posted by: RickZ at April 03, 2020 11:49 PM (Y8PSl)

Yeah, I still can't wrap my mind around that. (But it's Hollywood.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 03, 2020 11:57 PM (Exv3s)

585 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)


Those high speed drill bits ain't cheap.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (Z4rgH)

586 Most will not die of it, but it hits some people -
even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the
sniffles in others and nobody knows why.



Posted by: DonnaV at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (d6Ksn)



It's possible that some peoples' genetic makeup makes them uniquely
vulnerable to certain diseases, just like some folks can die of a single
bee sting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2020 11:54 PM (miJU3)


Yeah I don't even get the flu. I'm one of those freaks that just never gets sick. With my luck it would be this shit.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (9Om/r)

587 The Mount Olive I knew was as country as corn bread. At least you know the product is from the USA. It is probably the same with vlassic but I doubt anything branded Mt. Olive is from anywhere else.

I got some of these fresh pickles from Grillos pickles. I have to admit, they are damn good.

Posted by: Quint at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (hHxp2)

588 I have a '46 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck with a floor dimer switch, wing vents, AND a windshield that cranks open, but alas, has no brakes.
Did I mention it also has a two-speed rear end? Even Hillary in yoga pants doesn't have one of those.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (M0Ql8)

589 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.
Posted by: Nevergiveup

---

Launched a SM-6 ?

(I know, I know - you're a DDS.)

Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:59 PM (Y4EXg)

590 Because they never made two-speed rear ends that big.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:00 AM (M0Ql8)

591 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Those high speed drill bits ain't cheap.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (Z4rgH)

Biggest movement of Military Medical assets since gulf war

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2020 12:00 AM (85Gof)

592 Launched a SM-6 ?

(I know, I know - you're a DDS.)
Posted by: Tonypete at April 03, 2020 11:59 PM (Y4EXg)

DMD...but shit I can push a button

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2020 12:01 AM (85Gof)

593 Most will not die of it, but it hits some people - even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the sniffles in others and nobody knows why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 03, 2020 11:48 PM (d6Ksn)

My unscientific hunch is that it's a genetic thing, some people have no resistance to the virus and most others who are healthy do.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 12:01 AM (qAR6u)

594 581- qdp
I have to give Mariska a break for surviving sliding under her mom's front seat in the Cadillac.

Posted by: DBCooper at April 04, 2020 12:02 AM (bttOm)

595 I had an 8 track conversion to cassette contraption. Basically a giant 8 track with a cassette player attached.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at April 04, 2020 12:02 AM (2DOZq)

596 DB, that's the real Mariska.
I'm talking about her intolerable character on SVU.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (L2ZTs)

597 Well, the long kitchen chore comes to a close.

15 quart pot of chicken soup now cooling in the fridge, awaiting it's 1st re-heat in the morning.

I'll be ready to serve after the 2nd reheat. The broth undergoes a significant change, blending into a color much like a roux, vs. the "clear-golden" broth when first made.

Believe me, it's worth waiting for that roux-effect to kick in. That's when all the flavors are fully realized.

Two roast chicken carcasses and drippings. Simmer down for six hours, let cool, separate meat from bones n' cartilage.

Season the broth before adding ingredients.

Add the meat.

3/4 lb. frozen, sweet yellow corn

1 can drained sweet green beans

2 stalks of celery, sliced

2 carrots, sliced

1 tablespoon insanely finely diced onion (the max amount I can tolerate in the 15 qt. batch. I use it as a "seasoning", vs. the quantity of "ingredient".)

1/2 cup brown & wild rice blend

1/4 cup lentils

1/4 cup pearled barley


If you want to know the Secret Seasonings, send $10 and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (QzJWU)

598 Brother Roscoe- The CJ2a of course has an opening windshield, and , as an early Jeep, it also lays down. Good for bugs in your teeth.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (HuH1F)

599 588 I have a '46 Chevy 1 1/2 ton truck with a floor dimer switch, wing vents, AND a windshield that cranks open, but alas, has no brakes.
Did I mention it also has a two-speed rear end? Even Hillary in yoga pants doesn't have one of those.
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 03, 2020 11:58 PM (M0Ql


As a 11-14 year old, worked summers on an Uncle's berry and produce farm, and had a 1950 Chev 1 1/2 ton flatbed, with side stakes, that I drove while on farm property a few times. It was used to take the collected produce from the pickers or harvesters and take it to the cannery.

Funny how a certain thing can bring back so many memories.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (sy5kK)

600 Vacuum operated windshield wipers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 12:04 AM (CDGwz)

601 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 12:04 AM (qAR6u)

602 588- Brother
Does the 46 have the foot starter and Tombstone Gas pedal?
First vehicle I ever drove was a 46 Chevy 1 1/2 ton farm truck when I was 8. Has to hold onto the sterring wheel and slide down the seat to reach the starter button on the floor.

Posted by: DBCooper at April 04, 2020 12:04 AM (bttOm)

603
If you want to know the Secret Seasonings, send $10 and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (QzJWU)


Yum!

I'd like to try that.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (TdMsT)

604 Do you think your new attitude had anything to do with it?
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2020 11:52 PM (Z4rgH)

Oh definitely. I don't think things would have gone this way if the opportunity had come up 6-8 months ago.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (NWiLs)

605 Today was my mom's birthday. When I went for a walk this afternoon, instead of driving directly to a park, I drove to my maternal grandparent's old home and walked around the neighborhood my mom grew up in, her old hs, their church and the park down the street from their house.

I seldom visit that neighborhood and when I do, I usually just drive though. It felt both satisfying and sad to walk down that street, which is the scene of some of my earliest memories, since my mom visited her parents a lot (and grandma babysat us many times). The corner bakery grandma took us to to pick out doughnuts is now just a house, as is the old ice cream parlor where I remember eating mint chocolate chip ice cream. The hall where my parents had their wedding reception is still there though - opened in 1927.

A little stroll down memory lane....

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (d6Ksn)

606
Vacuum operated windshield wipers.

Those things suck.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Green Chili fan at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (xkSJa)

607

Evening from the night shift on the front lines.

Got a breather, back to toiling in the vineyards of disease and filth soon.

Case rate still accelerating here but the sense is overall of flattening, declining deaths, and now just down to the daily grind. Reduced admits, empty ICU beds, vents standing by.

We Are America. We WILL survive.

Posted by: Ima Pseudonym at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (qul7b)

608 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Sounds like you're getting into the swing of your new job!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 12:06 AM (BiNEL)

609 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/rhj2ctk

https://tinyurl.com/ufasphy

https://tinyurl.com/yx6zqsc3

https://tinyurl.com/u7np5me

https://tinyurl.com/smlgzvm

Posted by: kbdabear at April 04, 2020 12:06 AM (qAR6u)

610 And over there's a white supremacist, and there's one, and there's another...

Posted by: uber-liberal DA Jack McCoy at April 04, 2020 12:06 AM (EgshT)

611 I never watched Law and Order. I do recall a funny Conan skit where they had an awards show only for Law and Order. There were so many Law and Order variations on at that time they had their own show called the Law and Ordies.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (hHxp2)

612
A little stroll down memory lane....
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (d6Ksn)


It can be bittersweet...

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (TdMsT)

613 Charles - The right door on the '46 swings open by its own volition, even on right hand turns, so I'd say we're closing in on a draw. Airspeed probably plays a role in the volition thing, because a '46 with a 216 doesn't have much airspeed.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (M0Ql8)

614 Posted by: Ima Pseudonym at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (qul7b)

What general area or state?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (BiNEL)

615 WDS, tired of all this bullshit. Life needs to get back to normal.

And tired.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (vF+fs)

616 Had to walk out of the break room tonight because the Gullible was strong.

The talking point it seems is elections will be suspended because of the WuHan Flu.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 12:08 AM (TYbfU)

617 Yeah I don't even get the flu. I'm one of those freaks that just never gets sick. With my luck it would be this shit.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division
------

I'm not much in touch these days, and just checked to see if Bike Week was canceled, or not. Not cancelled.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 12:08 AM (CDGwz)

618 What if they made Hill Street Blues today? Almost all of these Hollyweird shows were made by leftists, but still they would be canceled and triggering today. Funny how that is.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:08 AM (hHxp2)

619 600 Vacuum operated windshield wipers.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 12:04 AM (CDGwz)



Why, yes, it's a Rambler American.


How did you know?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (sy5kK)

620
We Are America. We WILL survive.
Posted by: Ima Pseudonym at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (qul7b)


Praise God.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (TdMsT)

621 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.



Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Some sort of equipment sanitizer, I'm guessing.

Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (XKZwp)

622 People bitch about 8 Tracks, but they don't understand the context of the media. There was simply no alternative at the time, if you wanted tunes in yer Chevy Van (other than the radio) that Was It.

Cassette tape came later, it was actually a dictation media and thought wholly unsuitable for music reproduction. They did manage to make it work really well. But prior to that, 8 Track was the Only Way, practically speaking. There were record players for cars, but they were $$$ and, surprise, they skipped a lot.
------

I've made lots of at home Pizza crust. Consistency is tough. And I tend towards trying to load a gazillion ingredients and lots of cheese. That doesn't work so well. I need to buy a paddle. I use a cardboard piece and lubed with cornmeal.

The trick generally is to get the oven and pan screamin' hot, and slide the puppy in thar. It should only take several minutes. The commercial ovens at 900+ can git er done in less than a minute or two.

To me, the crust is almost the most the most important component of Good pizza. It really is. That's what makes delivery chain stuff so disgusting.

Shakey's of all people, used to understand this. Anybody remember them? Yeah, it wasn't New York pizza, but they aged the dough and they were HUGE. Pretty fun to visit, they had an "old school" vibe and smelled wonderful on arrival.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (mzCLD)

623 597- Jim
Sounds pretty yummy. Can you freeze it in bags?

Posted by: DBCooper at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (bttOm)

624 621 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.



Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Some sort of equipment sanitizer, I'm guessing.
Posted by: pookysgirl, penguin wrangler at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (XKZwp)

Dental veneers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (NWiLs)

625 All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Sounds like you're getting into the swing of your new job!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 04, 2020 12:06 AM (BiNEL)

Well kinda, but this is still part of my old job as an OSO. If I say so myself I am one of the Navy Experts in Order Writing so they purposely allowed me to retain all my access for things like this. It was a complicated Order to write for 200 people so it fell into my lap

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (85Gof)

626 vacuum windshield wipers vs NO windshield wipers (47 cj2a) Discuss.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:10 AM (HuH1F)

627 All this talk about Law & Order is pushing me into a debate that will go well into the night (given that I am a night owl):

Who was the best of the assistant DAs? I like brunettes, so I'm torn between Angie Harmon and Alana de la Garza.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 12:10 AM (Exv3s)

628 Dental veneers?

How did NGU score being Joey Bidet's dentist?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 12:10 AM (TYbfU)

629 Vacuum windshield wipers? Windshield wipers?

Er. You mean the swingy crank thing above the windshield you move back and forth with the hand not holding the can of Mountain Dew?

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:12 AM (M0Ql8)

630 Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (TdMsT)

Mom died in 1985. I miss her very much.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:12 AM (d6Ksn)

631 We Are America. We WILL survive.

Posted by: Ima Pseudonym at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (qul7b)


Yeah, well, we're working on that.

Posted by: The Dems and the Fake News In Collusion at April 04, 2020 12:12 AM (Y8PSl)

632 Dental veneers.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (NWiLs)

Granite is very hot in that market right now.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:12 AM (miJU3)

633 ..I'd like to try that.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (TdMsT)




I brought a batch, a full, fifteen qt. pot of hot soup to the Tx Mo Meet, 2 years ago. The rained-out one, as it happens.

Was just the right thing for lunch, as the roasted, whole pig wasn't ready till 'bout 5 pm or something like that.

No one starves at a Tx Mo Meet.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:13 AM (QzJWU)

634 No, not a hoax. No healthcare worker in my family (and I have a brother working in ER tonight) believes it's a hoax.

Most will not die of it, but it hits some people - even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the sniffles in others and nobody knows why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&



The disease itself is not a hoax, but the numbers we are being told are, and 99.9 percent of the coverage of it is, and it is being used to destroy this country.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 12:13 AM (B2aG8)

635 Shakey's of all people, used to understand this. Anybody remember them? Yeah, it wasn't New York pizza, but they aged the dough and they were HUGE. Pretty fun to visit, they had an "old school" vibe and smelled wonderful on arrival.
Posted by: Common Tater

Yes!

And Farrell's.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:13 AM (vF+fs)

636 Mine doesn't even have the hand-operated wipers. Nothing. I guess you just lay down the windshield in the rain.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:13 AM (HuH1F)

637 The industry estimates there have been 1 billion more at home meals in the near term than last year at this time. Wow.

I can't believe how many people are still using the drive-thrus. I mean, we're all deathly afraid of the Wuhu-flu, right? No. We're not.

Posted by: t-bird at April 04, 2020 12:14 AM (1+J19)

638 Holski krapski, over 600 already.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:14 AM (g8Yc+)

639
If you want to know the Secret Seasonings, send $10 and a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope to:


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:03 AM (QzJWU)


In the future, about a year from now:


Mom! look at this new soup that Costco has!

Jim's Texas Special Recipe Chicken Soup!

Can we get some?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg, always looking for the next successful business opportunity at April 04, 2020 12:14 AM (sy5kK)

640 611 I never watched Law and Order. I do recall a funny Conan skit where they had an awards show only for Law and Order. There were so many Law and Order variations on at that time they had their own show called the Law and Ordies.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:07 AM (hHxp2)
----------------------------
LOL.
The first few seasons of the original L&O were very good and quite balanced ideologically.
Then it started getting more and more woke.
And of course the spin-offs...spun out of control.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 12:14 AM (M/9m0)

641 What if they made Hill Street Blues today?

They couldn't. TV had gone through an earlier phrase where all the villains ultimately were white corporate executives, and Hill Street Blues was a breakthrough because they had white cops and black cops, white criminals and black criminals, smart white people and smart black people, dumb white people and dumb black people, etc.

No way could you do that today - the SJW's would roast you alive.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at April 04, 2020 12:15 AM (I2/tG)

642 597 1 tablespoon insanely finely diced onion (the max amount I can tolerate in the 15 qt. batch. I use it as a "seasoning", vs. the quantity of "ingredient".)

Jim, I recall your aversion to onion when we went to dinner.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 12:15 AM (Z4rgH)

643 ..Jim
Sounds pretty yummy. Can you freeze it in bags?

Posted by: DBCooper at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (bttOm)



You certainly can. But around here, the half-life of a batch tends to preclude the necessity of freezage.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (QzJWU)

644 They can try to destroy the country, but even the Mid-Wits (a category under which I fall firmly) are figuring out the media's true nature.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (Ckg4U)

645 Shakey's of all people, used to understand this.
Anybody remember them? Yeah, it wasn't New York pizza, but they aged the
dough and they were HUGE. Pretty fun to visit, they had an "old school"
vibe and smelled wonderful on arrival.

Posted by: Common Tater



Yes!



And Farrell's.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:13 AM (vF+fs)

Both. Shakey's was never my fave but people loved it. They had cool video games but the pizza was just ok. Farrell's was the place to go for your birthday. I miss Pizza Inn for some reason.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (hHxp2)

646 Hey nightwalkers

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (LWu6U)

647

Mom died in 1985. I miss her very much.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:12 AM (d6Ksn)

I know. I know.

I miss my mom, too.

Posted by: Ladyl at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (TdMsT)

648 Vacuum operated windshield wipers.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 04, 2020 12:04 AM (CDGwz)


My mom's '69 AMC Ambassador had those.

Thing was built like a tank.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 12:17 AM (Z4rgH)

649 Mom died in 1994. What I wouldn't give for one more day with her!

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:18 AM (vF+fs)

650 Shakey's of all people, used to understand this. Anybody remember them? Yeah, it wasn't New York pizza, but they aged the dough and they were HUGE. Pretty fun to visit, they had an "old school" vibe and smelled wonderful on arrival.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:09 AM (mzCLD)


Used to skip high school for lunch at their All-You-Eat pizza buffet. An all-you-can-eat pizza buffet and a teenager is a money-losing proposition for Shakey's from the get-go.

I also liked their sauce as it had more spicy heat than most pizza joints at the time up through today.

Shakey's was a fun place for teenagers on a date. Their root beer was pretty tasty, too.

Posted by: The Dems and the Fake News In Collusion at April 04, 2020 12:18 AM (Y8PSl)

651 Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:16 AM (Ckg4U)

Good to see you, Slap!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:18 AM (d6Ksn)

652 I'd say the Jeep was a present from my daughter, but no, she still owns it. Bought it when she was 18 off the internet, 17 years ago. A wreck. Chuck and Bucky said $2000 to get it road-worthy. $10,000 later, it's a brand-new 41-47 Jeep. Frame is WWII, complete with machine-gun mount. Everything was replaced except for engine, body, and front diff. EVERYTHING. Gah. Kids.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:19 AM (HuH1F)

653 Or Dad for that matter. guess I will have to wait until my time comes.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:19 AM (vF+fs)

654 628 Dental veneers?

How did NGU score being Joey Bidet's dentist?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 12:10 AM (TYbfU)

Changes them every 5000 miles.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:19 AM (NWiLs)

655 ..Jim, I recall your aversion to onion when we went to dinner.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 12:15 AM (Z4rgH)



I do not object to the flavor thereof. Hence, the use as a "seasoning". The direct pain felt inside my mouth when encountering (especially) a raw onion, can ruin my palate for days.

As a kid, I tried every kind of onion ring under the sun, hoping again and again, to find a delight rather than the "9 volt battery" reaction to each nd every one.

I don't think there is a deep fried food that smells quite so alluring as a fresh batch of onion rings.

I've learned my lesson, there. But the aroma, omg.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

656 Belated congrats Insom. Imagine you're feeling a bit light on your feet in spite of being a petri dish participant.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (NXJEt)

657 The first few seasons of the original L&O were very good and quite balanced ideologically.
Then it started getting more and more woke.
And of course the spin-offs...spun out of control.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 12:14 AM (M/9m0)

Yes they spun completely left wing...makes them very hard to watch sometimes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (85Gof)

658 Posted by: Slapweasel

How's everybody's favorite mod?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (SfYbS)

659 You too, DonnaV of the ampersands!

*throws confetti*
*&-&-&-&-&*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (Ckg4U)

660 Deaths have been doubling every 3 days. We had 1341 last I checked. The White House model predicted 2271 deaths at its peak on April 15th. If deaths continue to double every 3 days, we are looking at 22k on April 15th.

Posted by: it begins... at April 04, 2020 12:21 AM (a5D9R)

661 "How's everybody's favorite mod?"
-Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (SfYbS)

They do love me on BoobTube, don't they?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:21 AM (Ckg4U)

662 President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine a matter that led to the presidents impeachment last year.

Trump formally notified the intelligence committees of both the Senate and House in a letter dated Friday that was obtained by Politico.

Good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 04, 2020 12:21 AM (85Gof)

663 Daughter paid $600 for the Jeep. Dude saw her coming.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:22 AM (HuH1F)

664 Most will not die of it, but it hits some people - even some young healthy people- very hard, while barely causing the sniffles in others and nobody knows why.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&

I am starting to think the S protein is mutating and the geneticists are missing it. Some mutations are more virulent but don't spread as easy. Some spread easy, but then are not as bad. Anyway, just a guess - I know nothing about the field.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (LWu6U)

665 5000 miles?

How many hands-on is that?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (TYbfU)

666 Posted by: it begins... at April 04, 2020 12:21 AM (a5D9R)

Stop with the dooms day bullshit.


Hi Slap!

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (vF+fs)

667 Ahh, Hill Street Blues.... I loved the theme song (still do!) by Mike Post:


youtu.be/tSOeRqNtQtM

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (whOIk)

668 It just struck me, we are the VERY Definition of a NANNY State.

They won't even let us go outside to play anymore.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (NgKpN)

669 I think the hand-cranked wipers would work better with blade rubber cast sometime within the last half-century.
But on a rough road, the semi-square 7.50 - 20 war tires bounced the wiper arms back and forth enough to leave pretty deep scratches over the decades, which would be a lot more noticeable if the windshield panes were not mostly de-laminated, and of course, the bullet hole in the lower right windshield pane.
Sure, if I looked hard enough, I could find things about the '46 to complain about and even criticize, but geeze, I see those fender curves and that still-mostly chrome waterfall grill and I fall in love all over again.

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:24 AM (M0Ql8)

670 Saw me coming too, I reckon.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:24 AM (HuH1F)

671
We Are America. We WILL survive.
Posted by: Ima Pseudonym at April 04, 2020 12:05 AM (qul7b)

Yes, we will.

Thank you.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:24 AM (d6Ksn)

672 Howdy, Infidel! ...hope things get back to normal for you as quickly as God allows, darlin'.

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:24 AM (Ckg4U)

673 My mom's '69 AMC Ambassador had those.

Thing was built like a tank.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 12:17 AM (Z4rgH)

The nice thing about vacuum wipers is that their speed could be adjusted smoothly over quite a wide range, given a steady vacuum supply.

The bad thing about vacuum wipers was that there was not a steady vacuum supply, especially when climbing hills or in stop-and-go traffic. The manufacturers tried to fix this with things like vacuum-booster fuel pumps, or add-on electric vacuum pumps, but that just mean more gadgets to go wrong. It really puzzles me why they went to such lengths to keep the long-obsolete vacuum wiper motor in use, given that electric wipers were available at least as early as 1940.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:25 AM (miJU3)

674 I can't figure out if my pizza dough needs to be wetter aka hydration, or maybe use more oil/grease on the pan? I notice the chain stores use quite a bit.

It doesn't jibe with the "get home oven hot as possible plus 100 degrees". I don't want to burn the place down. It seems to work best if I make real small pizzas. I remember dear old Mom made pizza, and I'm quite certain she didn't do any hipster contortions, just a big ass pan and the oven, and they turned out awesome. So I dunno. It's fucking dough. How tough can it be!?

I just want a crisp crackly crust, with a good interior. I don't like cracker crust or "pan" style. Just ... pizza.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (mzCLD)

675 Daughter paid $600 for the Jeep. Dude saw her coming.
Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:22 AM (HuH1F)
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When I was young and foolish, I saw an ad for used USPS delivery jeeps (right hand drive) for $500, and agitated to buy one as my first vehicle. My folks nixed that. Wisely, as I have come to learn.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (g8Yc+)

676 Who was the best of the assistant DAs? I like brunettes, so I'm torn between Angie Harmon and Alana de la Garza.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 12:10 AM (Exv3s)


I liked it when they shit-canned that blonde one, ADA Elizabeth Rohm.

DA Fred Thompson's 'You're fired' brought tears of joy to my eyes.

Posted by: The Dems and the Fake News In Collusion at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (Y8PSl)

677 Off collusion sock.

Posted by: RickZ at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (Y8PSl)

678 So.....

Immuno-assays now the rage (go f88kin figure that)....get enough good numbers to throw at the Cabal of Doom aka CDC. WHO...

Back side of the Bell Curve.....not the "WE ALL GONNA DIE"
front.......F**KING WORD!

(A HAT TIP PAL....yes you could-a)

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (kFkpX)

679 NGU.

Sitting before me now is the USN publication "Leadership Support Manual".

NAVPERS 15934B

This one was published in 1963.

It should be in the Mk.1 Mod 1. Standard Moron Basic Curriculum.

I very much doubt that it's in current use in today's USN? It's too clear, concise, patriotic, practical and effective

They need to re-issue it, and reinstate it in the CPO and Jr. Officer classrooms.

With a forward by Donald J. Trump, Commander in Chief.

Highly endorsed, Horde. Go thee now and find used relics of such on eBay, or wherever finer relics are sold!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:27 AM (QzJWU)

680 I just want a crisp crackly crust, with a good interior. I don't like cracker crust or "pan" style. Just ... pizza.
Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (mzCLD)
------
My then-wife and I used Boboli pizza shells to good effect, from time to time.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:27 AM (g8Yc+)

681 but they aged the dough.

That is a key. Very fresh flour, and then well aged dough.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:28 AM (LWu6U)

682 and even criticize, but geeze, I see those fender curves and that still-mostly chrome waterfall grill and I fall in love all over again.
Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:24 AM (M0Ql

Memories, drove a '46 PU. Floor starter. Windshield cranked out. Loved that truck. Double clutch. Took my driving test in that PU.

*sigh*

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 12:29 AM (vF+fs)

683 I liked it when they shit-canned that blonde one, ADA Elizabeth Rohm.

DA Fred Thompson's 'You're fired' brought tears of joy to my eyes.
Posted by: The Dems and the Fake News In Collusion at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (Y8PSl)

"Is this because I'm a lesbian?"

(THAT was eye-roll inducing.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 12:30 AM (Exv3s)

684 Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:23 AM (LWu6U)

From what I understand, there are about 7 different strains of this sweeping around the world.

Perhaps - and I'm not an expert on this either - that explains why it's so hard to treat. The chloroquine plus antibiotic treatment might be highly effective on some strains but not on another.

That explains why people can still get the flu even after getting the flu vaccine. They guess every year what strains are going to be prevalent that season and tailor the vaccine accordingly. They don't always guess right.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:30 AM (d6Ksn)

685 When I was young and foolish, I saw an ad for used USPS delivery jeeps (right hand drive) for $500, and agitated to buy one as my first vehicle. My folks nixed that. Wisely, as I have come to learn.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (g8Yc+)

A worn out 2WD Jeep with the steering wheel on the wrong side. What's not to love?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:31 AM (miJU3)

686 Loved that truck. Double clutch. Took my driving test in that PU.

3 speed? Hot!

Posted by: Brother Roscoe at April 04, 2020 12:32 AM (M0Ql8)

687 I love very thin crust pizza, but I have to admit, you can eat a lot of thin crust pizza without feeling full.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:32 AM (d6Ksn)

688 A friend worked at Chuck E Cheese and they used pre fabricated pizza dough. Not just the dough but it was already laid out. They called them pizza skins. It was as close to store bought as you could get without having to unwrap it and put in in the oven.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:32 AM (hHxp2)

689 Fuck this ....

Ya all live through this and a year down the line you will also realize

We was had......shit no CHI-COMS storming Santa Monica and Malibu, no High level Bomber runs up the East River in NYC??......crafty little bitches aren't they?

But the help they got from the swamp?

Nods head....indeed.

Posted by: Nightwatch at April 04, 2020 12:32 AM (kFkpX)

690 They don't always guess right.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 12:30 AM (d6Ksn)
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This is known.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:32 AM (g8Yc+)

691 Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:27 AM (QzJWU)

Nice! 69 is far enough back to be real Navy.

Carter started some bad stuff, but it was mainly lack of funding.

Reagan brought us back.

But it was Bush Senior who really started to try to 'Civilize' the military. Even brought in Corporate type Management experts (Total Quality Management crap).

And then used Tailhook as the excuse to bring the Navy to heel.

Posted by: Romeo13 at April 04, 2020 12:33 AM (NgKpN)

692 SLAP!!!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:34 AM (NWiLs)

693 656 Belated congrats Insom. Imagine you're feeling a bit light on your feet in spite of being a petri dish participant.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (NXJEt)

Thank you! And yes, I feel as though a huge weight has been take off my back.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:34 AM (NWiLs)

694 *taken

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:35 AM (NWiLs)

695 What's shakin', Jim? How's business with the restrictions?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:35 AM (Ckg4U)

696 Ya, aged dough gives it a more complex flavor, a little whang to it, better color, and crispiness.

I've actually decided to maybe just make French Bread, and then sorta make garlic bread pizzas on that. I can't really justify the time and mess of pizza dough if it doesn't turn out. Don't get me wrong, it's better than Delivery, but something just ain't right.

Now that I live on Intermittent Fasting, I'm super picky about what I eat. Failed pizza is not high on my List.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:35 AM (mzCLD)

697 I just want a crisp crackly crust, with a good interior. I don't like cracker crust or "pan" style. Just ... pizza.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 04, 2020 12:26 AM (mzCLD)


I found a Guardian 14" pizza pan at a flea market (for $10) that went with my Mom's Guardian cookware, though the pizza pan is one piece she didn't have. (Boy, was she jealous at my find!) What I do to crisp the crust is when the top is almost done, I place the pan on the bottom of the stove. On the underside is the broiler with its gas flame. Letting it sit there for a few minutes crisps the crust nicely.

Posted by: RickZ at April 04, 2020 12:36 AM (Y8PSl)

698 693 656 Belated congrats Insom. Imagine you're feeling a bit light on your feet in spite of being a petri dish participant.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 12:20 AM (NXJEt)

Thank you! And yes, I feel as though a huge weight has been take off my back.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:34 AM (NWiLs)

Congrats, and I hope to be joining you soon, Insomniac. Plowing through this certification course though...yikes. Just gotta keep my eyes on the prize.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 12:36 AM (Exv3s)

699 BREAKING:

President Trump has tonight fired IC IG Michael Arkinson (he of the non-whistleblower whistleblower's "urgent concern" report re Trump's phone call with Ukrainian President Zelisnsky).

Cites loss of confidence.

(Sorry if this was already mentioned)

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 04, 2020 12:36 AM (QU+qf)

700 Congrats, and I hope to be joining you soon, Insomniac. Plowing through this certification course though...yikes. Just gotta keep my eyes on the prize.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 12:36 AM (Exv3s)

Hang in there!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:37 AM (NWiLs)

701 386 "Death by SNU SNU!"

Kif: *whimpers*
Branagan: What'r'you gay?

Posted by: BourbonChicken with Face Colander at April 03, 2020 11:08 PM (LxTcq)



The spirit is willing but the flesh is spongy and bruised

Posted by: buzzion at April 04, 2020 12:37 AM (Z7lwY)

702 INSOM!!!

...heard you got a job and that does my heart good. I'm glad it is not all "aflutter" because that would either be a symptom of another disease or gay.

...and I need neither at this point.

*High-Five*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:37 AM (Ckg4U)

703 Thank you! And yes, I feel as though a huge weight has been take off my back.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:34 AM (NWiLs)
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In his memorable final column as Analog's book reviewer, Spider Robinson related an incident from his past which turned out favorably for him, and which caused his good buddy to say, "My son, I perceive that a great freight train has been lifted off your testicles."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:38 AM (g8Yc+)

704 (Sorry if this was already mentioned)
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In

The God-Emperor taking heads can never be mentioned enough.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 12:39 AM (SfYbS)

705
@699

News to me, and awesome.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia's phone at April 04, 2020 12:39 AM (oGNNA)

706 ..What's shakin', Jim? How's business with the restrictions?

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:35 AM (Ckg4U)



The company is shuttered till the end of May, soonest.

I'm looking for the right investment opportunity, and have a couple prospects under consideration.

No, not a Tanning Salon. Your war stories were quite adequate to dissuading me of such notions.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:39 AM (QzJWU)

707 -Posted by: Jim at April 04, 2020 12:39 AM (QzJWU)

*HAH!*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:40 AM (Ckg4U)

708 I've owned a pickup with a stomp starter and a car with a push button automatic (which jammed up with sand in the desert. We went to a vise grip on the cable). Cars and trucks were a lot more fun then.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 04, 2020 12:40 AM (Lqy/e)

709 so if the Preznit fires the guy that blew the whistle that lead to peachmint, can he be impeached for that?

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 12:40 AM (iTXRQ)

710 Okay, votes, please. Should I pour a couple fingers of Scotch and stay with the Horder, or pack it in?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:41 AM (g8Yc+)

711 >Okay, votes, please. Should I pour a couple fingers of Scotch and stay with the Horder, or pack it in?
Posted by: Captain Obvious


you gotta be anywhere in the morning? If not, drink

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 12:42 AM (iTXRQ)

712 so if the Preznit fires the guy that blew the whistle that lead to peachmint, can he be impeached for that?
Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 12:40 AM (iTXRQ)
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It's all so. . . peachy!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:42 AM (g8Yc+)

713 Shakey's of all people, used to understand this. Anybody remember them? Yeah, it wasn't New York pizza, but they aged the dough and they were HUGE. Pretty fun to visit, they had an "old school" vibe and smelled wonderful on arrival.
Posted by: Common Tater

Yes!

And Farrell's.

Posted by: Infidel


Shakey's was the best pizza parlor in Eugene, OR when I lived there in 1976-1981 before heading off to college. You describe the atmosphere perfectly. Pizza was decent, too.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 12:42 AM (B2aG8)

714 685 When I was young and foolish, I saw an ad for used USPS delivery jeeps (right hand drive) for $500, and agitated to buy one as my first vehicle. My folks nixed that. Wisely, as I have come to learn.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire


I bought one for $200. A DJ with pozi rear and the straight 6 engine. I drove a Harley, so that was my rain car for a couple years. I loved that thing. It rode like a truck but could turn on a dime.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:43 AM (LWu6U)

715 Okay, votes, please. Should I pour a couple fingers of Scotch and stay with the Horder, or pack it in?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:41 AM (g8Yc+)

Go ahead. It's the weekend, and I just poured a beer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:43 AM (miJU3)

716 if I recall, Andrew Johnson was impeached over a personnel matter

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 12:43 AM (iTXRQ)

717 Shakey's was the best pizza parlor in Eugene, OR when I lived there in 1976-1981 before heading off to college. You describe the atmosphere perfectly. Pizza was decent, too.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 12:42 AM (B2aG
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I don't think I've been in a Shakey's since the 70s, but I remember them as being fun.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:44 AM (g8Yc+)

718 Okay, votes, please. Should I pour a couple fingers of Scotch and stay with the Horder, or pack it in?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:41 AM (g8Yc+)



Go ahead. It's the weekend, and I just poured a beer.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:43 AM (miJU3)

Scotch and beer here. It is a boilermaker but in two glasses.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:44 AM (hHxp2)

719 Go ahead. It's the weekend, and I just poured a beer.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 12:43 AM (miJU3)
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Well, OK, then.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:45 AM (g8Yc+)

720 I'm hanging-it-up, myself. It is well past The Witching Hour and I could use a little shut-eye.

Bless you, Horde and count your blessings.
...and then look for more because sometimes we don't see the ones right in front of our faces.

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel at April 04, 2020 12:45 AM (Ckg4U)

721 Need a project for quarantine? Try cats and dominoes:
https://youtu.be/7Nn7NZI_LN4

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 12:47 AM (SfYbS)

722 The DJ was a '73, Then I moved to CA and bought a '62 NYer. That was the opposite - it rode like a boat and would seat 9 adults on the two bench seats comfortably. I am 6'3" and could sleep on the seat without bending. Man, riding that up the el camino was a treat every time. I drove that for about two years, but it had funky brakes and was a real pain every time i had to change them.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:48 AM (LWu6U)

723 thread is running on fumes
later

Posted by: DB- just DB, under house arrest at April 04, 2020 12:49 AM (iTXRQ)

724

Insom no longer has to pay dues to remain an upstanding member of the Giglio Union?

Congrats brother!

Posted by: Reckless Feckwit at April 04, 2020 12:49 AM (qul7b)

725 In his memorable final column as Analog's book reviewer, Spider Robinson related an incident from his past which turned out favorably for him, and which caused his good buddy to say, "My son, I perceive that a great freight train has been lifted off your testicles."
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:38 AM (g8Yc+)

LOL. Yeah, that's an apt description!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at April 04, 2020 12:50 AM (NWiLs)

726 No, the DJ was a '74. I am confused.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:51 AM (LWu6U)

727 Shakey's stories reminds me of Pizza Hut in SFV circa 1973. Junior High School friend moves back into town. Beers, pizza, and stories of him hooking up with a gal that was also seeing Lee Majors. Unknown actress. Farrah Fawcett.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 12:51 AM (HuH1F)

728 Well, it's April 4 on Eastern time, so I'll note this. On this date in 1862, A. S. Johnston and G. T. Beauregard began the movement that would result in the attack on the Union position at Pittsburg Landing on April 6. It took them 2 days to move 12 miles and position the troops, but they still achieved tactical surprise.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:51 AM (g8Yc+)

729 One day on Steven's Creek I dropped the drive shaft - it felt like I got hit by a bus. Only time I ever felt the road in that thing.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:53 AM (LWu6U)

730 Nine times the color red
Explodes like heated blood
The battle is on!
Mars, the master matchmaker
Sulphurizes the sky
Incendiary diamonds scorch the earth

Aries is first to face the flames
The cause is lost in smoke
For only the friction is holy
Sleep is burning
Dreams are charcoal

Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 04, 2020 12:55 AM (vuisn)

731 Summers Eve Inslee is going to start wearing a bow tie. Wants to be referred to as Jay the science guy from now on, or perhaps Inslee the interpolator.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 12:56 AM (NXJEt)

732 Have owned *many* various vehicles in my 29 (or so, lol!) years... including a Japanese-built (Mitsubishi) 4wd that was a cj-3B copy. Ex-H got that in the divorce. I got the '62 Willys wagon that had no engine or drivetrain. Asshoe!!!

Current (old) pickup has vac wipers, wing windows AND floor-switch hi-lo beams! Also: points-style ignition!

Omg, it's such a maintenance-hog, but I love it... inherited it years ago from a well-loved partner. (Would trade everything to have *him* back....)

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Dad used to have a '53 Chevy p/u, but sold it when I was in grade school-- split windshield, rear corner windows, wind-wings, starter switch on the floor--a classic! Even had a little bag of tobacco for de-fogging the windows, lol!

Sh!t... 29... my lawn... for some reason, I want to cry.

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 12:57 AM (whOIk)

733 Pizza Hut used to be great in the 70s and 80s. I loved the pan pizza and the salad bar. America was a better place when you had to actually go to the pizza place. Then Dominoes came up with the 30 minutes or less guarantee and that was pretty fun. I swear they waited til the last minute just to F with you lol.

Today Pizza hut is as likely to be in a strip mall with a simple storefront and no eating in. That defeats the point of the restaurant. They only come out with stunt pizzas because they have nothing left to offer.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 12:59 AM (hHxp2)

734 Now that I live on Intermittent Fasting, I'm super picky about what I eat. Failed pizza is not high on my List.
Posted by: Common Tater

I used to have hit or miss pizza, and then I found out that flour loses it with age. Old flour does not hold together or rise well. You need fresh flour. I think for bread too, but pizza is very sensitive.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 12:59 AM (LWu6U)

735 Posted by: Dr. Varno at April 04, 2020 12:55 AM (vuisn)
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Makes me think of the first episode of "Rome". Titus Pullo, still pumped after killing Octavius' captors:

Look here, Mars!
Look here, Mars!
My name is Titus Pullo,
These bloody men, my gift to you!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 12:59 AM (g8Yc+)

736 Summers Eve Inslee is going to start wearing a bow tie. Wants to be referred to as Jay the science guy from now on, or perhaps Inslee the interpolator.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence

Yup, he's pretty much ruined my life. I may as well marry a human buttplug and start shilling cruises.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 01:00 AM (SfYbS)

737 including a Japanese-built (Mitsubishi) 4wd that was a cj-3B copy

Montero?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:00 AM (NXJEt)

738 Pizza Hut used to be great in the 70s and 80s. I loved the pan pizza and the salad bar. America was a better place when you had to actually go to the pizza place. Then Dominoes came up with the 30 minutes or less guarantee and that was pretty fun. I swear they waited til the last minute just to F with you lol.
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When I was in Great Britain in '87, the folks who were our tourguides that that Pizza Hut was really great. We kind of deflated them by telling them that, in the States, Pizza Hut was pretty average.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:02 AM (g8Yc+)

739 including a Japanese-built (Mitsubishi) 4wd that was a cj-3B copy

Montero?
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:00 AM (NXJEt)

No, Mitsubishi built a Jeep model under licence, and the Jeep fanatics consider such vehicles to be actual Jeeps. Some had Diesel engines. I saw one at one of the Arizona car auctions in January.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:03 AM (miJU3)

740 *thought* that.

Bloody Scotch.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:03 AM (g8Yc+)

741 Omg, it's such a maintenance-hog, but I love it... inherited it years ago from a well-loved partner. (Would trade everything to have *him* back....)

For me, there is nothing like an old car.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 01:04 AM (LWu6U)

742 Yeah, Pizza Hut I referenced was in Chatsworth, Ca. Dine in. Pizza was great. Waitress was an ex-gf I thought would be good with old friend. Uncle Albert/ Admiral Halsey on the jukebox. Maybe '72, not '73. Didn't take notes, but remember the feelings.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (HuH1F)

743 Good night, horde.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (d6Ksn)

744 When I was in Great Britain in '87, the folks who
were our tourguides that that Pizza Hut was really great. We kind of
deflated them by telling them that, in the States, Pizza Hut was pretty
average.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:02 AM (g8Yc+)

I never had good pizza in the UK. "One of their favorite toppings is "rocket" That throws some people. It is basically arugula. I could see how they would like Pizza Hut back then.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (hHxp2)

745 Here is a Mitsubishi Jeep:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/us3ecgn

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (miJU3)

746 Yup, he's pretty much ruined my life. I may as well marry a human buttplug and start shilling cruises.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable

Yep. Have at least 3 friends/acquaintances who will be that statistic 1 out of 4 small businesses that will fail because of this bs.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:06 AM (NXJEt)

747 When I was in Great Britain in '87, the folks who were our tourguides that that Pizza Hut was really great. We kind of deflated them by telling them that, in the States, Pizza Hut was pretty average.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:02 AM (g8Yc+)

I don't know about pizza, but I made the huge mistake of ordering spaghetti in a restaurant in London in 1980. It was tomato sauce and noodes.

I am told, however, that British cuisine is now much more sophisticated, since there are real live Italians and French and Indians who own restaurants in London now.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 01:07 AM (d6Ksn)

748 I never had good pizza in the UK. "One of their favorite toppings is "rocket" That throws some people. It is basically arugula. I could see how they would like Pizza Hut back then.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (hHxp2)
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They had taken us to a pizza place that was really strange to us from the States. Single-serving pizzas, with fixed toppings. They were perfectly fine, but to Yanks, it was weird not to be able to customized your pizza.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:07 AM (g8Yc+)

749 I am told, however, that British cuisine is now much more sophisticated, since there are real live Italians and French and Indians who own restaurants in London now.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at April 04, 2020 01:07 AM (d6Ksn)
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Oh, even back in the 80s, Indian and Chinese food was great in London. I'm sorry about your spaghetti, though.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:09 AM (g8Yc+)

750 Here is a Mitsubishi Jeep:

Nice!. I loved my little boxy Montero. Hit a moose in it.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:09 AM (NXJEt)

751 745 Here is a Mitsubishi Jeep:

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I have seen these, and never knew it was under license. I thought it was just a copy.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 01:10 AM (LWu6U)

752 I worked at a Shakey's, for about a month.

Changing that fuckin' movie was my most hated task. I'd rather clean bathrooms.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 01:11 AM (Z4rgH)

753 Nice!. I loved my little boxy Montero. Hit a moose in it.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:09 AM (NXJEt)
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Fun fact: in the 17th Century, a "Montero" was a kind of padded baseball cap.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:11 AM (g8Yc+)

754 Nice!. I loved my little boxy Montero. Hit a moose in it.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:09 AM (NXJEt)

I am sure some of the knowledge they gained building Jeeps served them well when they began designing their own utility vehicles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:12 AM (miJU3)

755 The best food I had in the UK were very specifically researched fish and chips places and ethnic foods such as Pakistani and Indian. The fish and chips places were the best of the best in the city. It is a shame most have crapola because there are way more bad places than good ones.

Just like here the average joint is just average. You have to do some research or at least keep aware of where the locals are eating.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:12 AM (hHxp2)

756 I worked at a Shakey's, for about a month.

Changing that fuckin' movie was my most hated task. I'd rather clean bathrooms.
Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 01:11 AM (Z4rgH)
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I worked at the Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills. I'd rather change the movie than clean the bathrooms. Especially the women's room.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:13 AM (g8Yc+)

757 OK, I go get lunch and get back to work

Goodnight.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at April 04, 2020 01:13 AM (LWu6U)

758 I got 20 out of 20 on the buzzdeed quiz but I'm 29

Posted by: CaliGirl at April 04, 2020 01:15 AM (7bcfy)

759 I remember some Chinese places in London where they had a cheap buffet. There were no sneeze guards and you had to pay first and then they gave you a plate. It wasn't that bad really.

The UK has always been weird with food. For sure in the 90s there was a culinary boom with the likes of Gordon Ramsay, that Naked Chef guy, and The Two Fat Ladies. I remember Ramsay had a lunch deal that wasn't that expensive.

But still, it was very easy to get bad food there. I remember pizza not being very good and even the fast food was worse than it is here in general.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:16 AM (hHxp2)

760 The worst meal I've had in the UK was in a bus canteen in Portsmouth. My sister wanted to eat RIGHT NOW, and that was the closest place. I studied the menu board and decided on the Ploughman's Lunch, because, what can to wrong with cheese an apples? Well, the cheese can be stale and the apples can be mealy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:17 AM (g8Yc+)

761 I got 0 out of 20 because we were so poor we couldn't afford none of that shit.

Posted by: jsg at April 04, 2020 01:17 AM (tCH68)

762 Slap.....you up? Can I call?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 04, 2020 01:17 AM (/UQ/R)

763 I used to have a Montero. It was the most inexplicable vehicle purchase I ever made.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 04, 2020 01:17 AM (XVuno)

764 I'm ready to social distance myself from this thing that refers to itself as my government.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:19 AM (NXJEt)

765 I got 0 out of 20 because we were so poor we couldn't afford none of that shit.

Posted by: jsg at April 04, 2020 01:17 AM (tCH6

lol. i missed one. I think it was the dish drying device or something.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:19 AM (hHxp2)

766 jsg....LOL

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.....Coloradomorondezvous2020 at April 04, 2020 01:19 AM (/UQ/R)

767 Actually just got the remote wrong.

I miss driving Dad's C10 with the 3 on a tree.

Clunky ass wheel wobbling awesome truck.

Posted by: jsg at April 04, 2020 01:20 AM (tCH68)

768 I'm ready to social distance myself from this thing that refers to itself as my government.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:19 AM (NXJEt)
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You and me both, brudda.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:20 AM (g8Yc+)

769 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:05 AM (miJU3)

Looks somewhat like what we had-- wish I had some pics now! Doors were cloth-covered framework, it had fold-down windshield, 2wd/4wd shift, hi/lo shift, 3sp manual trans. Title (near as I could tell) stated '69 model year. Ex got all the paperwork & it's been a long time since divorce...

Ours was Japanese milsurp and cost a small fortune to license and insure over there at that time! "Industrial" vehicle rates plus extra Road Tax, extra JCI, plus elevated rates for "on-base" insurance!

Yeah, just about broke our E-3 budget...

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:21 AM (whOIk)

770 Just like here the average joint is just average. You have to do some research or at least keep aware of where the locals are eating.
Posted by: Quint

That's how you find the good places. Kidlet and I took a trip to Savannah some years ago. Had tickets for the house in the Garden of Good and Evil. Were walking around downtown and off the beaten path. Sunday about brunch time. Place was deserted. Two people sitting on some lookalike fire escape stairs on a deserted street. We asked them if there was somewhere to eat and get a beer. They pointed us a few blocks away to the best place I ever had a grilled ham and cheese. Home made sourdough, farm raised hog and bleu cheese. Place had been there over a hundred years. A very fond memory.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:23 AM (vF+fs)

771 Oh, almost forgot: there was a plate riveted to the glove box door-- said something about being manufactured under license from Kaiser Jeep Corporation, USA... blahblahblah...

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:25 AM (whOIk)

772 Looks somewhat like what we had-- wish I had some pics now! Doors were cloth-covered framework, it had fold-down windshield, 2wd/4wd shift, hi/lo shift, 3sp manual trans. Title (near as I could tell) stated '69 model year. Ex got all the paperwork & it's been a long time since divorce...

Ours was Japanese milsurp and cost a small fortune to license and insure over there at that time! "Industrial" vehicle rates plus extra Road Tax, extra JCI, plus elevated rates for "on-base" insurance!

Yeah, just about broke our E-3 budget...

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:21 AM (whOIk)

I read a Wiki article on them. Mitsubishi built CJ-3B Jeeps under licence from 1953 to 1998. Started out with a locally-made copy of the Willys "Hurricane" engine, and gradually improved upon it, and added their own engine models, including Diesels. They also expanded the range of body types, and built both military and civvie versions.

CJ-3B's were also built under licence by Mahindra in India, and a Turkish company, Turk Willys.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:27 AM (miJU3)

773 That's how you find the good places. Kidlet and I took a trip to Savannah some years ago. Had tickets for the house in the Garden of Good and Evil. Were walking around downtown and off the beaten path. Sunday about brunch time. Place was deserted. Two people sitting on some lookalike fire escape stairs on a deserted street. We asked them if there was somewhere to eat and get a beer. They pointed us a few blocks away to the best place I ever had a grilled ham and cheese. Home made sourdough, farm raised hog and bleu cheese. Place had been there over a hundred years. A very fond memory.
Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:23 AM (vF+fs)
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I had a similar experience in Havre de Grace MD. We asked where a good place for crabs was, and were steered to a little place with cracked vinyl seats and really delicious food.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:28 AM (g8Yc+)

774 I had a similar experience in Havre de Grace MD. We asked where a good place for crabs was, and were steered to a little place with cracked vinyl seats and really delicious food.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:28 AM (g8Yc+)

Crabs like lurking in cracks.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:33 AM (miJU3)

775 Something I learned today: the center of a Butterfinger is creamy peanut butter, cornflakes, and simple syrup.
https://youtu.be/PhwBZTkSWLo

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 01:34 AM (SfYbS)

776 I killed it. Only 11:30 MST. Not quite ready for a chair nap.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:34 AM (vF+fs)

777 Crabs like lurking in cracks.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:33 AM (miJU3)
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You have just made my saliva curdle.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:35 AM (g8Yc+)

778
I studied the menu board and decided on the Ploughman's Lunch, because, what can to wrong with cheese an apples? Well, the cheese can be stale and the apples can be mealy.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire


Philosophers and ploughmen
Each must know his part
To sow a new mentality
Closer to the heart

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 04, 2020 01:35 AM (aKsyK)

779 Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:23 AM (vF+fs)

Very cool Infidel. I like that town too.

A tip I received long ago was to go a few streets away from where all the tourists gather. This works more for mainland Europe but probably works everywhere to some extent. The less welcoming the place seems, the better chance you have to get good food. If their menu is translated into four different languages, move on.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:36 AM (hHxp2)

780 Sad news. 3 people died from COVID-19 in South Korea yesterday, one man in his 60s, another in his 70's, and a female over 80.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 04, 2020 01:36 AM (zqs/f)

781 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:27 AM

Yes, AOP, it looked like a 3B: tall hood! Engine was (probably) L-head (?) 4 cyl. Time for a tune-up, once we got it on-road again in Hawaii, couldn't find a kit for it!

1983 Mazda points worked, though, iirc.

Was weird having steering wheel on "the wrong side" stateside, lol.

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:36 AM (whOIk)

782 Nice!. I loved my little boxy Montero. Hit a moose in it.
Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence

Cause it bit your sister ?

Posted by: JT at April 04, 2020 01:37 AM (arJlL)

783 I killed it. Only 11:30 MST. Not quite ready for a chair nap.
Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:34 AM (vF+fs)

10:35 here in Arizona. I am nearly ready to hit the sack. Half a glass of beer to finish, and I am done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:38 AM (miJU3)

784 A tip I received long ago was to go a few streets away from where all the tourists gather. This works more for mainland Europe but probably works everywhere to some extent. The less welcoming the place seems, the better chance you have to get good food. If their menu is translated into four different languages, move on.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:36 AM (hHxp2)
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I have actually found William Least Heat Moon's advice in "Blue Highways" to be useful. In off-the-beaten-track diners, the more calendars you see on the walls, the better the food.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:39 AM (g8Yc+)

785 Butterfinger is my fav! Thanks for that vid.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:40 AM (vF+fs)

786 >>> President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine a matter that led to the presidents impeachment last year.

Trump formally notified the intelligence committees of both the Senate and House in a letter dated Friday that was obtained by Politico.

Good
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Finally some good news.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 01:40 AM (BtClI)

787 Yes, AOP, it looked like a 3B: tall hood! Engine was (probably) L-head (?) 4 cyl. Time for a tune-up, once we got it on-road again in Hawaii, couldn't find a kit for it!

1983 Mazda points worked, though, iirc.

Was weird having steering wheel on "the wrong side" stateside, lol.
Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:36 AM (whOIk)

The Willys Hurricane engine was an F-head: intake valves in the head, exhaust valves in the block. That head was quite tall, which explains the tall hood. Mitsubishi started with an exact copy of that engine, and made improvements over the years. I don't know when they went to an entirely new design.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:42 AM (miJU3)

788 I have little interest in meeting anybody in our political class, but Mr. Trump is someone I would actually like to meet.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:42 AM (g8Yc+)

789 Cause it bit your sister ?
Posted by: JT

Nah. I was aiming for the squirrel.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..building Chesterton's fence at April 04, 2020 01:43 AM (NXJEt)

790 Quint, didn't work on Catalina Island last August. But it's a small island.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:43 AM (vF+fs)

791 Interesting about Donny Two Scoops war on drugs announcement the other day during the briefing.
I have been watching "Narcos: Mexico" season one.
What a coincidence.
Just started season two yesterday.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 04, 2020 01:44 AM (ufFY8)

792 I have been watching "Narcos: Mexico" season one.
What a coincidence.
Just started season two yesterday.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

On Amazon per chance?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:46 AM (vF+fs)

793 On Amazon per chance?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:46 AM (vF+fs)

No, Netflix.
Sorry.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 04, 2020 01:47 AM (ufFY8)

794 Quint, didn't work on Catalina Island last August. But it's a small island.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:43 AM (vF+fs)

but the dressing, is something else!

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:47 AM (hHxp2)

795 The stuff between kit kat wafers is kit kat wafers.

Posted by: buzzion at April 04, 2020 01:47 AM (Z7lwY)

796 I have actually found William Least Heat Moon's
advice in "Blue Highways" to be useful. In off-the-beaten-track diners,
the more calendars you see on the walls, the better the food.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:39 AM (g8Yc+)

sounds like an interesting book.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:48 AM (hHxp2)

797 The stuff between kit kat wafers is kit kat wafers.

Posted by: buzzion at April 04, 2020 01:47 AM (Z7lwY)

Kit Kat is still huge in the UK as I recall. You never hear much about it in the US these days.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:49 AM (hHxp2)

798 I have that too. Never use it. I will look for it. Kidlet set me up to piggy back of theirs free. Love those crazy Trump loving kiddos.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:49 AM (vF+fs)

799 sounds like an interesting book.
Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:48 AM (hHxp2)
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I enjoyed it. I haven't read his later books, which folks here have said are rather twee, but that one, I felt, was solid.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:49 AM (g8Yc+)

800 Well, I finished my beer, and my eyelids are getting heavy. Finished closing in the wall I was working on today, save for a patch about 60 inches by 22 inches where there used to be windows, now filled in. A good day's work for me.

Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:50 AM (miJU3)

801 I don't know when they went to an entirely new design.

Me neither, AOP, but the hood was waaayyyy taller than the engine in ours. Plenty O' room. I learned a whole lot on that vehicle!

The wagon (my part of the D) originally had a Super Hurricane which took up the whole compartment. There are pics somewhere of that, before XH scrapped the engine & tranny...

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:51 AM (whOIk)

802 Whoops... G'nite, AOP. Thanx for the Jeep-chat!

Posted by: JQ at April 04, 2020 01:53 AM (whOIk)

803 Night, Horde.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 04, 2020 01:50 AM (miJU3)
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Night, AOP.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:54 AM (g8Yc+)

804 721 Need a project for quarantine? Try cats and dominoes:
https://youtu.be/7Nn7NZI_LN4
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 12:47 AM (SfYbS)
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Impressive!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at April 04, 2020 01:54 AM (M/9m0)

805 President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community who alerted Congress to concerns about a Trump phone call with the president of Ukraine a matter that led to the presidents impeachment last year.

Trump formally notified the intelligence committees of both the Senate and House in a letter dated Friday that was obtained by Politico.

Good
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Finally some good news.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at April 04, 2020 01:40 AM (BtClI)
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So when can we expect to hear of the firings of the tweedledee & tweedledum tub o'goo twins? Those actual Russian/Ukrainian citizens who have no business being in our alleged intelligence community.

Posted by: Boots at April 04, 2020 01:54 AM (oGBso)

806 So when can we expect to hear of the firings of the tweedledee & tweedledum tub o'goo twins? Those actual Russian/Ukrainian citizens who have no business being in our alleged intelligence community.
Posted by: Boots at April 04, 2020 01:54 AM (oGBso)
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They being Regular Army may not be susceptible of firing. Best that can be done would be penguin-counting detail at McMurdo Sound.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:56 AM (g8Yc+)

807 Night, Horde.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Sweet Dreams!

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:57 AM (vF+fs)

808 sounds like an interesting book.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:48 AM (hHxp2)

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I enjoyed it. I haven't read his later books, which folks here have said are rather twee, but that one, I felt, was solid.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:49 AM (g8Yc+)

I love travel books but haven't read a good one in some time. One I enjoyed was Michael Chricton's book "Travels", though I don't remember any of it other than the opening paragraph and first chapter. That one stands out for sure.

I read some of Theroux and Bill Bryson. I was really liking Bryson's book on the Appalachian Trail until he showed himself to be an anti Christian bigot.

Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:59 AM (hHxp2)

809 Too late probably, but NGU, writing orders well has long been a valuable skill in the military. In the Civil War - telegraph, so brevity and clarity essential - US Grant I think was noted for his excellent orders.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 02:01 AM (El6T/)

810 Shakey's was the best pizza parlor in Eugene, OR when I lived there in 1976-1981 before heading off to college. You describe the atmosphere perfectly. Pizza was decent, too.

Posted by: Sharkman



Then I went to college up the road in Corvallis, OR and discovered Woodstock's Pizza, which was incredible. Also, Woodstock's had a tunnel out the back way that led to a laundromat that had a bar in it called Suds n Suds. Best pizza/beer location in that town.

Best Pizza in the Universe According to Sharkman now is either Katie Downes in Tacoma or any Garlic Jim's joint.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 02:03 AM (B2aG8)

811 I love travel books but haven't read a good one in some time. One I enjoyed was Michael Chricton's book "Travels", though I don't remember any of it other than the opening paragraph and first chapter. That one stands out for sure.

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Michael Crichton is a fella I would have liked to have met. His commentary on "The Great Train Robbery" was very entertaining.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 02:04 AM (g8Yc+)

812 US Grant I think was noted for his excellent orders.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 04, 2020 02:01 AM (El6T/)
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John Keegan has an entire chapter on Grant in "The Mask of Command". Highly recommended read.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 02:06 AM (g8Yc+)

813 Kit Kat is still huge in the UK as I recall. You never hear much about it in the US these days.


Posted by: Quint at April 04, 2020 01:49 AM (hHxp2)

Actually, UK Kit Kat went from being one of the best chocolate bars in the world to kind of awful when they changed their chocolate a couple years back. They did some supposed "cocoa campaign" and maybe increased the cocoa?

But they did something else to the chocolate recipe and actually completely ruined it. Basically they pulled a subtle New Coke. I don't know why people have stood for it.

Posted by: ... at April 04, 2020 02:08 AM (uEbPt)

814
"They being Regular Army may not be susceptible of
firing. Best that can be done would be penguin-counting detail at
McMurdo Sound.

Posted by: Captain Obvious"
Better yet send them to Parris Island to keep the alligators off the
officers golf course... gators may take care of the problem...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:08 AM (LfHBm)

815 Haven't bought a travel for ages. Just bought that one. Time for more road trips and less flying. Although, my two most recent flights were for a funeral and disposing of ashes.

Before that was over 10 yrs since a vacation.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 02:09 AM (vF+fs)

816 Actually, UK Kit Kat went from being one of the best chocolate bars in the world to kind of awful when they changed their chocolate a couple years back. They did some supposed "cocoa campaign" and maybe increased the cocoa?
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Oh, God bless us, have they ruined Kit-Kat Bars? The apocalypse must be nigh.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 02:10 AM (g8Yc+)

817 One of the things I learned in the last decade was the difference between cocoa butter and chocolate. Of the top ten "chocolate" bars, only Butterfingers are principally made with cocoa butter, which explains the greasy texture of their surface.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 02:17 AM (g8Yc+)

818
went grocery shopping yesterday morning "old peoples hrs", and was despondent at the sight of everyone covering their whole faces
except the eyes... they would all skitter away if you got to close.. really weird, I kinda felt sick after seeing everyone that way.
upside there was toilet paper but it was up front with a big sign Only 1 per customer...only cleaning stuff and paper seemed to be out...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:20 AM (LfHBm)

819 went grocery shopping yesterday morning "old peoples hrs", and was despondent at the sight of everyone covering their whole faces
except the eyes... they would all skitter away if you got to close.. really weird, I kinda felt sick after seeing everyone that way.
upside there was toilet paper but it was up front with a big sign Only 1 per customer...only cleaning stuff and paper seemed to be out...
Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:20 AM (LfHBm)
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Going shopping at the 29+ hours tomorrow morning may be my plan.

Good night, Horde, you are my beacon and my strength.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 02:23 AM (g8Yc+)

820
"Good night, Horde, you are my beacon and my strength.

Posted by: Captain Obvious,"
Good night and good hunting...shopping. Cap..

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:25 AM (LfHBm)

821

19 of 20 on the test.. the sewing machine threw me off, thought it was but went for the mixer as it was on the kitchen table..over thought it..

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:28 AM (LfHBm)

822 I got 20 for 20 but the jar opener was a lucky guess.

Posted by: george at April 04, 2020 02:30 AM (ML5gf)

823 I think the jar opener and the remote were the most missed by reading the comments..

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:32 AM (LfHBm)

824 I'm retiring too. G'night Horde.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at April 04, 2020 02:40 AM (SfYbS)

825 124 That swine fuck Reynolds over at instapasy it sowing his oats. Pretty proud if saving the world... dumb sob.
Posted by: TeleSkier at April 03, 2020 10:21 PM (ua1m6)


Cannot stand that sanctimonious, hyper-pussy. He banned me for calling him out on his dem panic bullshit. He was posting a several-times a day cornholio hysteria linkfest, using ALL fakenews sites.
Fuck that lousy douchebag.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 02:41 AM (JP4mP)

826 They being Regular Army may not be susceptible of
firing. Best that can be done would be penguin-counting detail at
McMurdo Sound.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at April 04, 2020 01:56 AM (g8Yc+)

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put them in charge of personally surveying the NE corner of Ft Irwin for environmental damage, or maybe to Eniwetok or Bikini atoll for leaking radiation, or maybe MWR officers for Kiska and Attu?

the west end of Tooele Army Depot could always use a conservation officer as well, or, better yet, put them in charge of going out and looking for left overs after they do a demolition disposal explosion of old ordinance.

and give them pogo sticks to get around the site when they do.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 04, 2020 02:42 AM (vwf8z)

827
Cannot stand that sanctimonious, hyper-pussy. He banned me for calling him out on his dem panic bullshit. He was posting a several-times a day cornholio hysteria linkfest, using ALL fakenews sites.
Fuck that lousy douchebag.
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelbli

Don't hold back. How do you really feel?

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 02:43 AM (vF+fs)

828

the beerbug has become the best gun seller at least here in VT over obama, and emma the commie skin head and her butt buddy hogg boy...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:43 AM (LfHBm)

829 Tom Coburn was a politician like all the rest of the scumbags. His Okie casino buddies were very happy with their ROI when he killed online gaming in the U.S. in the middle of the night with no discussion in the Senate. Every last one of them will sell you out and call it virtue.

Posted by: Kazi at April 04, 2020 02:43 AM (0x00j)

830
"Don't hold back. How do you really feel?"
sounds like a slight disagreement...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:46 AM (LfHBm)

831

"give them pogo sticks to get around the site when they do."
Don't know if the pogo spring could survive their lard asses jumping on it Red...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 02:50 AM (LfHBm)

832 827
Cannot stand that sanctimonious, hyper-pussy. He banned me for calling him out on his dem panic bullshit. He was posting a several-times a day cornholio hysteria linkfest, using ALL fakenews sites.
Fuck that lousy douchebag.
Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit

Don't hold back. How do you really feel?
Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 02:43 AM (vF+fs)

Pretty much just like that. Was nice to c&p and post it again.

Posted by: Kwai Chang Mandelblit at April 04, 2020 02:50 AM (JP4mP)

833 I add diced celery for a more crunchy texture. (tuna salad)

A tasteable dollop of mustard doesn't hurt, either!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 02:56 AM (YqED9)

834
"A tasteable dollop of mustard doesn't hurt, either!"
and Worcestershire Sauce and horseradish add a little kick...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:00 AM (LfHBm)

835 Out of ideas, short on hope (and funds), another month gone with no progress--except this time, because the whole damn world's on lockdown. FML.

Oh well. The Horde's offered guidance in the past for my attempt to better my job and earning situation, and I've been remiss in replying (granted, I've been a little preoccupied since March 6...)

For anyone who can advise or knows an opportunity I've missed, here's my Indeed profile:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/txr87up

(I'm prepared to take a bit of crap regarding my current employer.)

This is a leap of faith--I've resisted putting out this much information about myself as defense against the current political and social climate--but my situation calls for a change in that regard.

I won't use this space as a panhandler's corner, but anyone interested (and able--for God's sake, look after your own situations first!) can contact me at the info given. It's hard for me to ask for help and I feel downright dirty even mentioning this part.

Hopefully the current general mess will actually gum up works to my advantage for once. Pathetic that's what I'm looking for, but there it is.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 04, 2020 03:03 AM (CUU+W)

836 I killed it. Only 11:30 MST. Not quite ready for a chair nap.

Posted by: Infidel at April 04, 2020 01:34 AM (vF+fs)


Better than a dirt nap, by far.

Or so I've been told.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:06 AM (Z4rgH)

837 btw, I'm scared of that rat. Bigly.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:06 AM (Z4rgH)

838 Any of you Morons eat curried canned tuna over rice or toast? It was a staple at our house when I was growing up, and I fed it to my kids as a lesser frequency. Served it to a bunch of nephews/nieces and other teens at the beach, too, with no complaints.


Nothing simpler: make basic white sauce in a skillet, one recipe per can of tuna, adding regular McCormick or other curry powder until it gets that nice light olive green color (to taste). When thickening, add drained chunk light tuna in oil and stir in until sauce is done.

Spoon it out onto rice or toast and dig in! I'd guess I've probably had that for a year's worth of lunches or dinners.

Mrs. Botch shudders every time I mention it, so no more for me.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:10 AM (YqED9)

839 The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles twice, in the 70s, to win the World Series. WeirdDave is a holder of grudges. Let it go, man.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 03:14 AM (ferkR)

840 The Putin picture screams, "I am so lonely."


President Trump has reportedly fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community. It is likely that employment at CNN won't happen due to burgeoning special correspondent numbers and ratings as low as Nancy's freeboobs.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 04, 2020 03:14 AM (e1mEI)

841 Also, Salena Zito is a very nice lady if her Twitter feed is any indication.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 03:14 AM (ferkR)

842
"Mrs. Botch shudders every time I mention it"
I'm with the misses... I don't like curry though it seems to be a popular fish spice.. I do like tuna on the toast but with mayo mustard and
horseradish sauce.

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:17 AM (LfHBm)

843 Tom Coburn was a politician like all the rest of the scumbags. His Okie casino buddies were very happy with their ROI when he killed online gaming in the U.S. in the middle of the night with no discussion in the Senate. Every last one of them will sell you out and call it virtue.

Posted by: Kazi at April 04, 2020 02:43 AM (0x00j)


Interesting perspective. But, by any chance, do you think his motivation was personal conviction?

And just so you know, I was making a few bux from online poker when the congressional cocksuckers killed the whole thing off.

Also gee, during this time of social isolation, would online poker be a panacea to the home confined gamblers among us?

Sigh. Probably not. The Nannies of the world don't GAF about the less than chaste.

You know your cause is fucked when Barney Frank is your best defender in Congress.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:17 AM (Z4rgH)

844 Mrs. Botch shudders every time I mention it, so no more for me.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:10 AM (YqED9)


I like tuna, AND shit-on-a-shingle, but that bastard combo gives me the heebie-geebies.

Just.No. And where I'm from, they make softshell crab poboys.

The legs hanging out from the sides makes for a nice touch.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:22 AM (Z4rgH)

845 Well in fairness, beanervt, McCormick curry spice bears very little resemblance to actual Indian curry spice. It has curry in it, I'm sure, but otherwise is its very own highly americanized thing. Mild but flavorful.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:23 AM (YqED9)

846 Yeah, Mrs. Botch won't feed me Stouffer's creamed chipped beef, either. Gotta eat it all on my lonesome. So more for me!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:24 AM (YqED9)

847
"The legs hanging out from the sides"
eeuuuwwee Gnu...aren't their feet like insect type feet

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:28 AM (LfHBm)

848
All I know is I just spent 3.2 million dollars of tax payer money 30 minutes ago LOL.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 03, 2020 11:44 PM (85Gof)

Any strawberries?

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 04, 2020 03:30 AM (e1mEI)

849
"americanized thing. Mild but flavorful."
Oh HB maybe i'll pick some up and try it then...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:32 AM (LfHBm)

850 "The legs hanging out from the sides"
eeuuuwwee Gnu...aren't their feet like insect type feet

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:28 AM (LfHBm)


Like a breaded deep fried cockroach with two extra legs.

But hey, don't let me stop ya. I'm sure they are 'yummy'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:33 AM (Z4rgH)

851 On 9/11, Canada accepted thousands of airline passengers diverted from the United States.

Canadians fed them, clothed them, and sheltered them. They never even once asked for anything in return.

Today Trump asked 3M to stop selling N95 respirator masks to Canada.

Scum

Posted by: Voting for scum at April 04, 2020 03:33 AM (TG/Kx)

852

"Like a breaded deep fried cockroach with two extra legs."

Don't go giving the feral's any idea's Gnu... and the that actually

sounds disgusting....

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:40 AM (LfHBm)

853 Posted by: Voting for scum at April 04, 2020 03:33 AM (TG/Kx)
---your concern is

[ ] Noted

[ ] Not Noted

[X] Go Fvck Yourself

HTH!

/no love

me

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at April 04, 2020 03:40 AM (vwf8z)

854 851. You somehow are giving me a wee spider sense. A little feeling of general cuntishness.
Anyhow less about you , the Australians have worked out that a sheep dench may welll be a complete cure for the Kung Flu. Apparently real deal shit.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:42 AM (dGPsu)

855 Mrs. DIG is watching 90 day finace - what a train wreck.
I am trying not to let anything reach me by osmosis, but it is difficult.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 04, 2020 03:44 AM (ufFY8)

856 Posted by: Voting for scum at April 04, 2020 03:33 AM (TG/Kx)

Really, as long as there is one unsucked dick left in the world, how can you rest?

Back to your gloryhole. Untended dicks are a waitin'.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:45 AM (Z4rgH)

857 Make that sheep drench. Effing phone.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:48 AM (dGPsu)

858 I wonder if our troll would like to name the cities from which our it would would like to divert mask shipments. NY? NOLA? Baltimore? Detroit? Seattle? Houston? Atlanta? Miami?


Or maybe it would like to introduce some new mask production capability into the supply chain? You know, like that nasty nasty My Pillow Guy.

Nah, I didn't think so. Fuck off, troll.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:48 AM (YqED9)

859 "sheep drench"? A new ovine glamour product?

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:50 AM (YqED9)

860 He is an odious little slug. Can he come back? I would like to poke him about some more. The catamite.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:51 AM (dGPsu)

861
"
Make that sheep drench."
Hey Frank... so we're now fighting a beerbug with a worm killer and fish tank cleaner??? what's next playing Zappa cranked 24hrs a day???

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:52 AM (LfHBm)

862 HB. Yes lookup Ivectium. Spelling with booze.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:53 AM (dGPsu)

863 Must be a west coast troll. It's almost 0400 here in the EST.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 03:53 AM (ferkR)

864 Hey Frank... so we're now fighting a beerbug with a worm killer and fish tank cleaner??? what's next playing Zappa cranked 24hrs a day???

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 03:52 AM (LfHBm)


The Geneva Conventions exist for a reason, ya know.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 03:56 AM (Z4rgH)

865 Not getting any hits on Ivectium, NZFrank. sp?

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 03:57 AM (YqED9)

866 Zappa will kill anything eventually. At least it's not fucking Ozzie Osborne the overrated brain damaged useless waste of time, oxygen skin and rations.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:58 AM (dGPsu)

867 Is that the same thing as ivermectin?

Posted by: Hardaz at April 04, 2020 03:59 AM (LwkUs)

868

"The Geneva Conventions exist for a reason, ya know."

Yeah but their all about in their 90's now ...Ya think they'd be any good??

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 04:00 AM (LfHBm)

869 NZ Frank, we are grateful from the view Down Under.

Where men are men, and the toilets spin counterclock wise. Or like Vegemite, or something.

*you should see how we diss the Swedes*

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 04:00 AM (Z4rgH)

870 I imagine trolls get insomnia too, tho I have know idea where it's from.

Nice to have PDT taking care of America first. Maybe people will realize it is a good thing to take care of one's own, starting with a nuclear family.

Hello Horde

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:00 AM (IDhUW)

871 867. I think so. Look up the NZ news site Stuff for more info. I report you decide. Stuff is full.on SJW , sorry.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:01 AM (dGPsu)

872 Never had curried canned tuna over rice but it sounds intriguing, I'd try it.

No thanks on the deep fried cockroaches.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:04 AM (IDhUW)

873 Zappa will kill anything eventually. At least it's not fucking Ozzie Osborne the overrated brain damaged useless waste of time, oxygen skin and rations.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 03:58 AM (dGPsu)


Oh damn. Sabbath -- War Pigs :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQUXuQ6Zd9w

Pretty awesome song/video.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 04:04 AM (Z4rgH)

874 What's a toilet? How do they spin?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:05 AM (dGPsu)

875 Hey Frank... so we're now fighting a beerbug with a worm killer and fish tank cleaner??? what's next playing Zappa cranked 24hrs a day???
---
If this were a fiction novel it would be rejected for being too ridiculous.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:06 AM (IDhUW)

876 871 867. I think so. Look up the NZ news site Stuff for more info. I report you decide. Stuff is full.on SJW , sorry.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:01 AM (dGPsu)

Any news sites/apps for NZ that you can recommend to this here crazy Texan who likes to keep up with things internationally? (Since you are stuck with PM Ardern for the time being, my sympathies.) I actually have the ABC app on my phone - Australia, not America - and I almost regret getting it. It's more Leftist than the CBC app I have and that is saying a lot.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 04:06 AM (Exv3s)

877 "Ozzie Osborne the overrated brain damage"
Yo that... but he does have a whole family of slightly higher life forms dragging him from tv show to tv show...entertaining the masses...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 04:07 AM (LfHBm)

878 War pigs. Utter droning crap. Begone with this sub par dreck. A recording of a small cockroach being stepped on would have more artistic expression and merit.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:10 AM (dGPsu)

879 Prayers Up Brother Tim

Remember our Strong Tower in times of trouble.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:13 AM (IDhUW)

880 Maybe Canada wouldn't be scrounging for face masks if Prime Minister Twinkletoes hadn't donated a shit ton of our masks and other medical supplies to... TA-DAAAAH... *China* back in February. Oh, but that virtue signalling felt so gooooood!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 04, 2020 04:14 AM (6pNPx)

881 Catch. I come here for a good reason. Nothing I could recommend to a Moron especially one from Texas. Sky News
Australia are not commies.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:15 AM (dGPsu)

882 881 Catch. I come here for a good reason. Nothing I could recommend to a Moron especially one from Texas. Sky News
Australia are not commies.
Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:15 AM (dGPsu)

Heh. Understood. I appreciate the Kiwi perspective.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at April 04, 2020 04:18 AM (Exv3s)

883 War pigs. Utter droning crap. Begone with this sub par dreck. A recording of a small cockroach being stepped on would have more artistic expression and merit.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:10 AM (dGPsu)


Difference of opinion and all. Okay, your opinion of Men At Work? INXS? AC/DC?

I like 'em all, even if I don't necessarily agree with all their sentiments.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 04:18 AM (Z4rgH)

884 NZFrank, it is ivermectin. Researchers at Monash Univ. in Melbourne discovered that it's a potent anti-viral. They said that in the lab a "single dose" (no more info in article) killed all the C-virus in a petri dish in 48 hours.

It's currently a specific for head lice, of all things, and is available world-wide in tablet form.
I think I'll suggest to all my kids that they call their GP and ask for prescriptions, as suddenly the whole family has a head lice infestation. (It's happened before. Thanks, PS666!)

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 04:18 AM (YqED9)

885 Ozzie Osborne the overrated brain damage

Went off the rails.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:18 AM (IDhUW)

886 Never heard of a tablet for head lice before.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:21 AM (IDhUW)

887 Ok, gonna hit a triple and try again to sleep

Night

Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 04, 2020 04:22 AM (IDhUW)

888 " tablet for head lice"
The purple acid use to be good...you could feel where their crawling
and pick 'em right off...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 04:25 AM (LfHBm)

889 I have a certain taste in music so please take my rants with a pinch of salt . The only aussie band I like is Hunters and Collectors. Ian the AC DC singer is a good car dude.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:25 AM (dGPsu)

890 "take my rants with a pinch of salt"

don't worry Frank no one's gonna fuck with a Ma Duece....

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 04:33 AM (LfHBm)

891
Geez, Frank, I'd bet most americans like at least two aussie bands, maybe three.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 04, 2020 04:34 AM (1XbQc)

892 Gooshy. I have some standards.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:39 AM (dGPsu)

893 Never heard of a tablet for head lice before.

Me neither. Makes sense, I suppose. Something into the blood that then kills the blood-suckers.

In the incident I mentioned with my kids/grandkids, they used some goop you smeared all in your hair and then covered with a towel/turban. Then wash/boil every piece of cloth in the house, apparently.


I'm grateful I never ran into it raising my three.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at April 04, 2020 04:40 AM (YqED9)

894
lol!
Dare i ask about canadian acts?

Posted by: Gooshy at April 04, 2020 04:43 AM (1XbQc)

895 The turban and clean everything is most likely scabies.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:43 AM (dGPsu)

896 Neal Peart's Rush, in their early days, like the album 2112, was unabashedly Ayn Randian libertarian -- A stance he completely rejected in his later years.

Does that make his early views irrelevant?

I don't think so. Even if you have made no choice, you still have made a choice (paraphrasing), a complaint against NOT voting.

Pick, asswipes.

Pelosi, or Trump. There is no other choice.

Choose wisely, padawon.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 04:44 AM (Z4rgH)

897 S. TWAIN.
Carry on.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:45 AM (dGPsu)

898
She's still hot, frank.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 04, 2020 04:48 AM (1XbQc)

899 She owns or owned a station not too far from me. The tart. She knows she wants me, she just hasn't met me yet.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 04:51 AM (dGPsu)

900
Hah! There's a phone video of her from a recent concert on YouTube. Dropped my jaw.
Backlighting is involved.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 04, 2020 04:56 AM (1XbQc)

901 Gave pills to our cats years ago for fleas so why not?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 04:58 AM (ZCEU2)

902 To get up or not?

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:01 AM (ZCEU2)

903
"Gave pills to our cats years ago"

Yeah and I remember that cats don't really like having pills jammed
down their throats....right up there with water..

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:02 AM (LfHBm)

904 I'd bet most americans like at least two aussie bands, maybe three.
Posted by: Gooshy


Not Drowning, Waving.

https://youtu.be/QDZK-i8m4Lo
https://youtu.be/Io33B-g-v3I

does Dead Can Dance count? They not all Aussies.

I liked INXS when I was a young'n?

Virgil Donati? Though he's just one guy, not a "band".

Posted by: mikeski at April 04, 2020 05:04 AM (P1f+c)

905 Hi Skip!

I got up.

Posted by: fluffy at April 04, 2020 05:04 AM (NGm/n)

906 Best Pizza in the Universe According to Sharkman now is either Katie Downes in Tacoma or any Garlic Jim's joint.
Posted by: Sharkman at April 04, 2020 02:03 AM (B2aG
--


Tacoma? Try the Cloverleaf Tavern on 6th Avenue, a couple of blocks west of Hwy 16. I've eaten pizza there for 40 years off and on, and was there just a month ago for a gathering. Eat in or take out.

Same great pizza.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:08 AM (sy5kK)

907 Midnight Oil -- Beds Are Burning -- Do I believe that the natives were totes abused by the settlers, that their land was stolen, that 'we' oughta give it back?

Nope.

Suck it up buttercups.

That still doesn't mean that I despise the song. It's a good song.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 04, 2020 05:12 AM (Z4rgH)

908
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson
Impeach Whitmer!!!
at April 04, 2020 05:12 AM (mFz8T)

909 838 Any of you Morons eat curried canned tuna over rice or toast?


Sorry, I can't do curry at all. I can't stand being in the same room with a curry dish. I don't like someone who just had a dinner with curry because I can smell it. It is much worse than garlic to me.


I made a fine tuna noodle casserole a few days ago however.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:13 AM (sy5kK)

910 Who am I kidding, I'm up. Might as well go make coffee

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:14 AM (ZCEU2)

911 Everyone at Commentary is a complete piece of shit.

I listen to the podcast because I want to hear their opinion.

I decideded I don't want to hear their opinion, I want them to get sick, and ask me for help.

I will make up my mind eventually.

Posted by: Wickedpinto at April 04, 2020 05:16 AM (D01xp)

912 I;m so bored.

Posted by: Serious Cat at April 04, 2020 05:17 AM (zqs/f)

913
Hadn't heard of most of those.
What about 12 Foot Ninjas?
I've never listened to em myself, but I had a good dvd on playing lead guitar by their guitarist.

Posted by: Gooshy at April 04, 2020 05:18 AM (1XbQc)

914 >>> Yeah and I remember that cats don't really like having pills jammed
down their throats....right up there with water..

One of our cats is on thyroid meds, very common in older cats. The best to get him is while he is eating. He is ravenous, so he he just swallows the pill so he can continue feeding.

Fingers are rinseable.

Posted by: fluffy at April 04, 2020 05:19 AM (NGm/n)

915 >>. I don't like someone who just had a dinner with curry because I can smell it. It is much worse than garlic to me.


I made a fine tuna noodle casserole a few days ago however.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:13 AM (sy5kK)

I made tuna ala king yesterday. Tuna in a thicker cream of mushroom soup, chopped up hard boiled eggs, peas, some salt, pepper and parsley, poured over toast. Sounds and looks gross, tastes great!

Wait. You don't like garlic?

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:20 AM (Z/jzm)

916 Pennsylvania broke the 100 death mark, going to add them all up when I get the chance , NY getting close to 3,000. Situation in Pa is not NY.

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:20 AM (ZCEU2)

917
"Sorry, I can't do curry"
Ya me neither Dawg but he was saying it was McCormick spice
not dot indian Currey..

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:20 AM (LfHBm)

918 Hopefully the current general mess will actually gum up works to my advantage for once. Pathetic that's what I'm looking for, but there it is.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at April 04, 2020 03:03 AM (CUU+W)


Tim, I will say prayers for you and hope that something will go your way.

And no, I would trash anyone that made fun of another's legit employer. All work is honorable work. I wish I had more to offer you. Like a job or a good lead on one.

Keep the faith, as they said in the '70's.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:20 AM (sy5kK)

919 839 The Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Baltimore Orioles twice, in the 70s, to win the World Series. WeirdDave is a holder of grudges. Let it go, man.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 04, 2020 03:14 AM (ferkR)


MLB baseball?

What's that?

Posted by: Seattle Mariners Fan at April 04, 2020 05:23 AM (sy5kK)

920 Yesterday WI had 1912 cases. (541 of those cases in Milwaukee co. ) and at least 41 deaths statewide.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:23 AM (Z/jzm)

921 "Fingers are rinseable.

Posted by: fluffy"

Read that as reusable... cool trick with your big one.. didn't you have a Maine coon cat?

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:24 AM (LfHBm)

922 The Screaming Blues Messiah. Not all bad.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 05:27 AM (dGPsu)

923 Urgg. Typos.

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at April 04, 2020 05:28 AM (dGPsu)

924 888 " tablet for head lice"
The purple acid use to be good...you could feel where their crawling
and pick 'em right off...
Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 04:25 AM (LfHBm)



ok, that's funny

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:28 AM (sy5kK)

925 Besides NY area bet this will be equil to a seasonal flu

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:32 AM (ZCEU2)

926 851 On 9/11, Canada .....




3M is an American company that defied the President of the United States after he declared a National Emergency equivalent of War.

3M did this for quick cash now, guessing at inflated pricing, openly defying President Trump's order.

Personally, I would have had the CEO and the VP of Sales arrested, Roger Stone style, in front of a bunch of TV cameras at 4am.

This has zero to do with getting masks to Canada. Too bad you hate Trump so much that it has affected your brain.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:35 AM (sy5kK)

927
"ok, that's funny"
Thanks Dawg,, I chuckled myself after writing it....

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:37 AM (LfHBm)

928 910 Who am I kidding, I'm up. Might as well go make coffee
Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:14 AM (ZCEU2)


Skip, that would be a good first line to a song.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:38 AM (sy5kK)

929 851 On 9/11, Canada accepted thousands of airline passengers diverted from the United States.

Canadians fed them, clothed them, and sheltered them. They never even once asked for anything in return.

Today Trump asked 3M to stop selling N95 respirator masks to Canada.

Scum
_____________________

Trump told 3M to stop selling the masks to all foreign countries, not just Canada.

It's Trump's job to protect Americans. The man is just doing his job. We have a mask shortage here, and American companies should be providing those masks to Americans first. Trump is making them do that.

If you're upset about Canada not having enough masks, you should be pissed at little boy Justin for sending Canada's masks to China, in an ironic and stupid act of virtue-signalling.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at April 04, 2020 05:41 AM (k4dH2)

930 915 >>. I don't like someone who just had a dinner with curry because I can smell it. It is much worse than garlic to me.


I made a fine tuna noodle casserole a few days ago however.
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:13 AM (sy5kK)

I made tuna ala king yesterday. Tuna in a thicker cream of mushroom soup, chopped up hard boiled eggs, peas, some salt, pepper and parsley, poured over toast. Sounds and looks gross, tastes great!

Wait. You don't like garlic?
Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:20 AM (Z/jzm)


Sorry for the confusion.

I love garlic. Sauteed garlic in butter, yum. Being around people who ate it when I haven't, it is noticeable. But nothing like curry.

I also have been sauteing sweet red or orange peppers and sweet onion a few times a week for a side dish, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 05:43 AM (sy5kK)

931

Mornin MLii missed you getting on.. 39 going to 53 with only 17
victims of the beerbug

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:43 AM (LfHBm)

932 >>I also have been sauteing sweet red or orange peppers and sweet onion a few times a week for a side dish, too.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

Those are so good!
Glad to hear you like garlic, too

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:45 AM (Z/jzm)

933 https://covid19stats.global/state/
Totals, 6,884, NY the highes 2,935 so over 40%

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:45 AM (ZCEU2)

934 Hi beanervt.

36, raining. Up to 48 today.
Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! 65 and sunny.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:47 AM (Z/jzm)

935
"Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous! 65 and sunny.

Posted by: My life"

So did you get in more yard work?

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:49 AM (LfHBm)

936 Supposed to get sun, winds to cut down and high 50.
Better weather next week

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:50 AM (ZCEU2)

937 Why does New York have so many? Other cities share its total shithole status...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Papercuts at April 04, 2020 05:54 AM (yyt+o)

938 I just realized why I don't like the stupid-ass term 'social distancing'. It is not accurate.
It is 'physical distancing'. Keeping physically X feet apart so you don't catch the damned virus.
"Social distancing" would be not answering the phone, or not speaking to friends, acquaintances, strangers, whoever, as often as you normally do.
The MFM are such idiotic, lazy, and illiterate douchenozzles.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 04, 2020 05:54 AM (ufFY8)

939 >>So did you get in more yard work?
Posted by: beanervt

I didn't. Fridays after work is when son and I do the switch for my time to stay at mom's, and she was in super crazy mode. Wasn't pleasant, to say the least!

Mr. Insanity got some raking in at home tho

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 05:55 AM (Z/jzm)

940 Such a good cat, keeps the seat warm when I have to go to the kitchen

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:56 AM (ZCEU2)

941
"Why does New York have so many"
Probably nothing to do with wilhelm deBastardo and the health commissioner saying don't worry 'bout the bug we're all going to
celebrate china town new years back in early feb...

Posted by: beanervt at April 04, 2020 05:58 AM (LfHBm)

942 Deplorable Ian Galt your right

Posted by: Skip at April 04, 2020 05:58 AM (ZCEU2)

943 I don't know how many of you are front line workers, or know any, but the parent company of the station I work for is offering a discount on gasoline for the month of April. $0.50 off a gallon. Looks like you can use the offer two times.

Here's the link to the offer from BP / Amoco:

https://tinyurl.com/v8uhqdy

Pass it on!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 04, 2020 06:05 AM (Z/jzm)

944 newd

Posted by: pawn at April 04, 2020 06:05 AM (lTuoz)

945 937 Why does New York have so many? Other cities share its total shithole status...
Posted by: Surprise Anal Papercuts at April 04, 2020 05:54 AM (yyt+o)


I saw a couple of pictures of packed NY subway cars from a few days ago. Empty streets, but packed subway cars full of strangers. Mostly I would guess going into the big city to clean and cook.

Not February, but the end of March.

It's like a scene from an Airplane! movie.

And don't call me Shirley.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 04, 2020 06:06 AM (sy5kK)

946 407 Between The Desire And The Spasm,
Between The Potency And The Existence,
Between The Essence And The Descent

wut

Last night was Yeats. Tonight it's Eliot.
Posted by: Weirddave at April 03, 2020 11:12 PM (JpHJI)

Oops. I showed my ignorance!

Posted by: m at April 04, 2020 06:11 AM (Ne1i4)

947

For those who were wondering about Aussie bands...

Tommy. Emmanuel.

Just one guy with who makes you forget there's no band behind him.
The Guitar Boogie and Amazing Grace vid gives a bit of insight into the kind of guy he is and how much fun his shows can be.

Posted by: teej at April 04, 2020 06:13 AM (feFsi)

948 NYC is screwed because so many people need mass transit. The wife rides the F to at Lennox Hill and it's disgusting. Lennox is almost full with Covid patients who are 70% Jewish and 20% Hispanic with all ages represented. Total silence from the nurses on what treatments are being used.

Posted by: Jamaica NYC at April 04, 2020 06:46 AM (4vNgL)

949 Kind of sad to just shop at Amazon and read the comments on n95 masks.High prices and many sellers are in China. People aren't happy with what they get. example:

A scam I payed 53 dollars for 5 masks I was to get 100made in China in that famous Chinese city....

Posted by: Colin at April 04, 2020 06:47 AM (ODSU0)

950 MLB baseball?

What's that?
Posted by: Seattle Mariners Fan

Remember the ninties?That's what we're talkin bout.

Posted by: The Bone at April 04, 2020 07:00 AM (NXJEt)

951 Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday he will propose prohibiting the
distribution and use of expanded polystyrene, commonly known as
Styrofoam, as single-use food containers.

Which is the staple of take out for restaurants, church take out, etc.....thanks again governor...

Posted by: Colin at April 04, 2020 08:16 AM (ODSU0)

952 Buzzfeed test: 20 out of 20 right. Not hard at all.

Regarding caps -- those strip caps didn't always feed straight and sometimes the spacing didn't fit the feed, so you'd have to pull the trigger two times to get the BANG.

My friends and I had revolver cap guns that used special circular cap ammo, called (I think) star caps. Like a real gun you got five shots only, then you had to reload with a new star cap. Induced a bit of realism: you had to actually ration out the shots and be ready to reload.

Posted by: PubliusII at April 04, 2020 08:22 AM (NCsa7)

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