Sunday Overnight Open Thread (5/3/20)

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The Quotes of The Day

Quote I

When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. C. P. Snow: English novelist & scientist (1905 - 1980)


Quote II

“We are mixing into this epidemic the most lethal means for suicide that has ever been invented,” Dr. Eric Fleegler, a professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School


Quote III

“The current status quo relies on one-size-fits-all edicts that unfairly punish millions of people across the state without giving them any recourse or voice in the process. The people deserve a better solution, and we can provide it.” State of Michagan Assembly Speaker Lee Chatfield(R)


Quote IV

I know these delays have been hard. You depend on our courts to protect your rights and help resolve your disputes. We are all looking forward to the day when we can get back to something that feels more normal. For now, we must remain vigilant about protecting each other.North Carolina Chief Justice Cheri Beasley


Quote V

“Biden is such a fucking slime ball, he’s so weak, and has no appeal to anybody. Trump, at least, is a snake oil salesman, he does tricks. He does them really badly, but people don’t care.” Pink Floyd's Roger Waters

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What's up with Asia? First China gives us the Kung flu. Now Asia is giving us murderous hornets. H/T CBD

If you didn't think 2020 could get much worse, it just did with the invasion of murder hornets.

The Asian giant hornet (vespa mandarinia) is described as 1.5 inches to 2 inches in length with an orange-yellow head and black stripes on its abdomen.

Kyoto Sangyo University researcher Jun-ichi Takahashi said the hornet species earned its "murder hornet" nickname due to its toxic venom, which is equivalent to that of a venomous snake, according to a New York Times piece on Saturday that got social media talking about the horrifying pest. Multiple stings from this large hornet can be fatal. So much so that hornets kill up to 50 people a year in Japan alone.

And now they're in the United States.


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Scrubs star Sam Lloyd has died, aged 56. RIP.

Lloyd, who played the bumbling lawyer Ted Buckland on the beloved medical sitcom, was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumour and lung cancer in 2019.

The diagnosis shortly followed the birth of his new baby, Weston, with his wife Vanessa.

Lloyd, whose death was confirmed by his representative, is the nephew of Back to the Future star Christopher Lloyd.


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Probably a good thing Mitt Romney never saw this contraption.


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Oh no we won't punish you. We just wish to know who you are.

Earlier this month, Dickinson College’s administration and security officials sought to identify the anonymous operator of an Instagram account, “menofdickinson,” while asking Instagram to remove the account. In response to a letter from FIRE, the college has committed that it will not discipline any student responsible for the account, but defended its efforts to investigate and identify its operator, claiming that it was required to do so by federal law. (It wasn’t.)

The Dickinson student newspaper, collecting screenshots of a number of posts from the account, reported that the account was created in the wake of student protests criticizing the college’s response to sexual assault — protests that ultimately led Dickinson’s administration to agree to some of the changes urged by students.

Phrases in the now-deleted “menofdickinson” tagline (“Empowering men since 1783” and “Made for men and woMEN” were borrowed from a “womenofdickinson” account (“empowering women since 1783” and “made for women and feMENists”. The former account was populated with, as described by The Dickinsonian, “misogynistic content” consisting of memes and images about sexual assault allegations, wife beating, and women’s rights.


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Christopher Wray of The FBI is a typical lawyer. He can talk out of both sides of his mouth.

Christopher Wray, the FBI director who has been one of the fiercest critics of encryption under the Trump administration, previously worked as a lawyer for WhatsApp, where he defended the practice, according to new court filings.

The documents, which were released late on Wednesday night as part of an unrelated matter, show Wray worked for WhatsApp in 2015 while he was an attorney for the Washington law firm of King & Spalding.

While there are sparse details about the precise nature of the work, the filings indicate that Wray strongly defended the need for end-to-end encryption in his previous representation of WhatsApp, the popular messaging application owned by Facebook.

Personally, I don't hold that against him. I do find him totally reprehensible for the FBI remaining a sewer. Or reason #352 I hate the Federal Government. (Nope, no Humanitarian feelings towards them.)


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'30 Years Later, This Big Boy Fusion Reactor Is Almost Ready to Turn On. Then it just needs to get hot.'


Could nuclear fusion finally be right around the corner ... in 2035?

The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, is a 30-year-old project started by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. With tens of billions of dollars on the line, this experimental tokamak fusion reactor—a nuclear fusion plasma reactor where extremely hot, charged plasma spins and generates virtually limitless energy—is one of a handful of extremely costly “miniature suns” around the world.


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I guess holding up lit lighters and passing joints are out of the question!

The coronavirus pandemic swiftly put an end to concerts for the foreseeable future, with every level of touring halted until COVID-19 is under control. Experts are predicting large-scale gatherings won’t be safe until “fall 2021 at the earliest” — but apparently Denmark can’t wait that long. Last week, the city of Aarhus held a drive-in concert where audience members could watch live music from the comfort of their cars.

The government in Denmark has enforced social distancing measures akin to those in the US, but Aarhus residents read those rules and decided to get creative. A stage was erected on the city’s outskirts so that singer-songwriter Mads Langer could perform to an audience in-person instead of via livestream (via Stereogum). From inside their socially-distanced cars, attendees could turn their FM dials to the designated radio station to hear his set live on air, hence experiencing a concert the way you would a drive-in movie.


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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 3 May 1968
The Beach Boys opened their US tour on which the co-headliner was Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. The second half of the concert which featured the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, lectured the audience on "spiritual regeneration." The reaction was so negative, more than half of the remaining tour dates were cancelled. via thisdayinmusic.com

I would have been so pissed. There wasn't enough dope to give me to stick around for the second half.


Born on this day: 3 May 1933
James Brown 'Soul Brother No.1', (1966 US No.8 and UK No.13 single 'It's A Man's World', 1986 UK No.5 single 'Living In America', 1963 album 'Live At The Apollo'). Brown demanded extreme discipline from his musicians and dancers, and had the practice of assessing fines on members of his band who broke his rules, such as wearing un-shined shoes, dancing out of sync or showing up late on stage. Brown died on 25th Dec 2006 at the age of 73. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Florida, Tasers. Of course Genius Award Winners.

ST. PETERSBURG — A police officer was suspended after an internal investigation found he used his Taser on his then-fiancée and a family friend.

The two gave Officer John Pace their permission to use the weapon them, according to the St. Petersburg Police Department.

Pace was handed a 160-hour suspension without pay, removed from specialized units for 18 months and referred to the department’s employee assistance program, police said. He will also have to meet with his supervisor once a month to ensure he’s using his Taser properly.

Pace could not be reached for comment Thursday.

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What was once lost, is now found. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Way back in October of 1992, a 17-year-old Waterbury boy had his 1990 Kawasaki KX125-H dirt bike stolen. According to FOX 61, it was swiped when the boy was taken away to presumably get medical attention after he broke his arm riding it. More than 27 years later, however, the former Kawasaki owner has finally been reunited with his old dirt bike.

According to police, the bike was seized after an officer spotted it "tearing through" Bushnell Park in Hartford, CT—likely by someone taking advantage of the park's newfound emptiness brought on by the state's current stay-at-home orders. Authorities were able to trace the bike back to the October 1992 Waterbury police report using manufacturer records kept by the National Insurance Crime Bureau and the National Crime Information Center. The method is helpful when VINs are scratched off. Apparently, dozens of stolen items are returned to their rightful owners this way every year.


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Commenter stats for week of 5-3-2020


Top 10 commenters:
1 [557 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts' [78.15 posts/day]
2 [539 comments] 'Sponge - China is asshoe!'
3 [448 comments] 'Soothsayer'
4 [364 comments] 'rhennigantx dont californicate my TEXAS'
5 [359 comments] 'Kilroy wasn't here'
6 [355 comments] 'Skip'
7 [347 comments] 'qdpsteve'
8 [345 comments] 'Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo'
9 [331 comments] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
10 [329 comments] 'runner'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [202 names] 'Miklosius Caroliniensis' [28.34 unique names/day]
2 [53 names] 'Duncanthrax'
3 [42 names] '18-1'
4 [29 names] 'freaked'
5 [27 names] 'Meade Lux Lewis'
6 [26 names] 'LeftCoast Dawg'
7 [24 names] 'Cicero (@cicero)'
8 [24 names] 'Adriane the Late Night Critic ...'
9 [24 names] 'Ha'
10 [24 names] 'Notorious BFD'


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1 Hey there.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 03, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

2 coulda been a contender

Posted by: boomers remember stuff at May 03, 2020 09:56 PM (+U5Yr)

3 Hi there.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 03, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

4 Ho there.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 03, 2020 09:56 PM (HuH1F)

5 America. F*ck yeah.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 09:56 PM (dOV9E)

6 We're as happy as can be...

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 03, 2020 09:57 PM (HuH1F)

7 Thanks for the ONT.

I am actually surprised I have not hit the wall of shame more than once during the lockdown.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 09:59 PM (A5zUN)

8 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at May 03, 2020 09:59 PM (JFzNN)

9 Also, professor emeritus is a fucking moron.

How about kitchen knives, patches?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 10:00 PM (A5zUN)

10 I saw Murder Hornets open for Nine Inch Nails at the Bottom Line.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:01 PM (dOV9E)

11 FWIW, I approve of that picture!

Posted by: SCCJ Juan Roberts at May 03, 2020 10:02 PM (jnM20)

12 Is this the week things tip over? America had enough?

Or will it be revenge of the Karens?

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 03, 2020 10:02 PM (aO8Gd)

13 ONT! And another great one, MisHum!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

14 BANG!

(gun thread residuals)

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 03, 2020 10:03 PM (dlZr1)

15 Thanks for another dandy ONT, Mis Hum! Just love the photo up top of our great American flag and a sunny blue sky!

Yeah, Biden is a slime ball. And a stoopid one at that.

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

16 Now, I am depressed, Insom makes the wall of shame and he has real job!
What am I doing wrong in my life?

Posted by: SCCJ Juan Roberts at May 03, 2020 10:03 PM (jnM20)

17 Crap, off misbegotten sock

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:04 PM (jnM20)

18

Thanks, MH.

That's one of the best sights one will ever see.


Now to go read.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 03, 2020 10:04 PM (KATBx)

19 {{{Ladyl}}}

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:04 PM (jnM20)

20 I may be just a wee bit biased, but...

I've always thought that was the grandest old flag!

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:04 PM (oBghv)

21 Two South Cackalcky guys are top commenters this past week?

Posted by: clutch at May 03, 2020 10:05 PM (9UmRs)

22 Drop the masks. It's May.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at May 03, 2020 10:05 PM (Vf4Y7)

23 I hope the murder hornets don't clash with the African killer bees that took over 15 years ago after moving up from South America and destroyed all the honey bees which died from our cell phone signals causing all of our food shortages.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (6SvfK)

24 I'm no fan of the Chicom virus, but it did put a real damper on the usual May 1 Commie festivities.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (dOV9E)

25 The members of my family are awesome. That's all I'm going to say. Except that you, members of the Horde, are a very very very close second.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (l9m7l)

26 Eleven minutes is all that separates me from FIRST!!!

Posted by: ALH at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (Lhcx9)

27 'I can't imagine Biden beating Trump': Pink Floyd co-founder blasts 'slime ball' Biden

Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters has slammed Joe Biden as a "f---ing slime ball."

Waters was a supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders for president and gave an expansive interview to Rolling Stone in April that addressed the 2020 presidential election.

Biden is such a f---ing slime ball, he's so weak, and has no appeal to anybody," Waters said of the presumptive Democratic nominee. "Trump, at least, is a snake oil salesman, he does tricks. He does them really badly, but people don't care."

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Even a blind clock finds a nut once in a while.

https://washex.am/3c1vU9e

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (+y/Ru)

28
Fusion is the power source of tomorrow and always will be.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (mht8P)

29 20 I may be just a wee bit biased, but...

I've always thought that was the grandest old flag!
Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:04 PM (oBghv)

1906

https://tinyurl.com/ybrdnmn9

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

30 burner phones ?

just buy one on craigslist or ... ?
and then go buy a SIM card for cash at your local walmart.

boom, working phone, zero id, lolgf gummint.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 10:08 PM (cqteU)

31
Early in? Where's the sparing repartee?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:08 PM (pNxlR)

32 Gee, Yogi!

Posted by: Boo Boo at May 03, 2020 10:08 PM (aKsyK)

33 The members of my family are awesome. That's all I'm going to say.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (l9m7l)
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That's wonderful! I hope you told them just how awesome they are.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 03, 2020 10:09 PM (WFcrO)

34
28
Fusion is the power source of tomorrow and always will be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (mht8P)


#twodecades

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:09 PM (pNxlR)

35 Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (l9m7l)

*social distancing elbow-bump*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:10 PM (x8Wzq)

36 30 burner phones ?

just buy one on craigslist or ... ?
and then go buy a SIM card for cash at your local walmart.

boom, working phone, zero id, lolgf gummint.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 10:08 PM (cqteU

Feel free to drop me a burner phone and all of the accessories to the email addy above.

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

37 Fusion is the power source of tomorrow and always will be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (mht8P)

Except for those minima!

Posted by: Zombie E Maunder at May 03, 2020 10:10 PM (jnM20)

38 Roger Waters seems nice.

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

39 Murder hornets? There are also tarantula hawk wasps. They paralyze tarantulas, then drag them back to their nests. Lay eggs in them. The larvae eat their way out of the paralyzed tarantula while it's alive. If this sounds familiar, it's because it's the same reproductive process as the facehugger/chestburster gig from Alien. The sting - of course they sting humans too, only fair - is a notch down from the top of the Schmidt Pain Index: "blinding, fierce, shockingly electric". And we don't even have to go to LV426 to find it; it's right here in the US.

It takes quite a lot to get me to side with Team Tarantula, but way to go, vespids. You fuckin' dicks.

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

40 Richard Burton's performance in the title role of "Wagner" is the single greatest acting tour de force I have ever seen.

So... check it our if you have seven hours & 45 minutes.

You'll thank me. It's astonishing. It was his last performance before he died, btw.

Posted by: mnw at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (Cssks)

41
Wedding anniversary today - 23 years. I grilled burgers. Yay me!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (pNxlR)

42 Maybe it's already been mentioned and I just missed it, but did anyone notice that as of this afternoon, the CDC only lists 37,000-odd deaths from Wuhan flu? Which is like 30,000 less than the news is telling us?

And they wonder why no one trusts the government-media complex anymore.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (pxDdN)

43 Fuck Roger Waters.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (zqhdn)

44 MH, Thanks for that top photo. It is so inspirational and we could all use that right now.

Posted by: JTB at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (7EjX1)

45 Wonder how the Moscow Victory Day parade will go in five days' time.

Posted by: Miklos, preferring Mardi Gras parades at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (QzkSJ)

46 Soviet jokes told by someone you might recognize:

https://tinyurl.com/8yczrzw

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

47 It takes quite a lot to get me to side with Team Tarantula, but way to go, vespids. You fuckin' dicks.
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I've got this.

Posted by: Cyberfrog at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (kOpft)

48 Columbo will trip up the murder hornets.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (aKsyK)

49
... sparkling repartee ...

Sheeesh.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (pNxlR)

50 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (pNxlR)

Good on ya mate, don't screw it up!

Posted by: Zombie E Maunder at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (jnM20)

51 38 Roger Waters seems nice.
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:10 PM (Qf83p)

Poor soul, he is just too high strung.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (A5zUN)

52 Murder hornets- I pulled together several Moron comments, and sources they linked to, for a brief report on the bee-killers. Nasty critters.

https://otherpeoplesvideos.wordpress.com/
2020/05/03/now-meet-the-asian-murder-hornets/

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (oBghv)

53 As for Roger Waters: eh. he's a fucknut. Still, not entirely wrong in this case.

But I hate the whole "Trump is turribul, but Biden is worse" brand of opining.

Oh. And you're a fucking Limey, Roger.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (x8Wzq)

54 Fuck Roger Waters.


Bitter little man. Maybe nobody ever loved him.

Seems plausible.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (Qf83p)

55 This has been one of those days...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (jnM20)

56 Columbo will trip up the murder hornets.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 10:12 PM (aKsyK)


Done in by their own hubris.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

57 Wedding anniversary today - 23 years. I grilled burgers. Yay me!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (pNxlR)


Happy anniversary!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (pxDdN)

58 Columbo V Roger Waters.


I'll put my money on Columbo.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (Qf83p)

59 Evening. Watching a light show in Maryland. Some storms rolling through the NoVA/DC/MD area.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (C3BnY)

60
Wedding anniversary today - 23 years. I grilled burgers. Yay me!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


Burgers on the grill

https://youtu.be/HdQEAeBa7nw

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (aKsyK)

61
I hope the murder hornets don't clash with the African killer bees that took over 15 years ago
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

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Well, let's hope they don't mate.

As for a clash, that I'd like to see.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (G51Gf)

62
Murder hornets. The legacy of Trump. And slavery.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (mht8P)

63 Had to have another chunk of Peach Dump Cake. Top o the world Ma!

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (FmqVP)

64 As for a clash, that I'd like to see.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (G51Gf)


The Shareef won't like it.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (t+qrx)

65 When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion. C. P. Snow, English novelist & scientist (1905 - 1980)

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I'd apologize to Mr. Snow for using this quote shamelessly without attribution* for my entire life, but he's been dead since before I was born.

*thanks, MisHum, I now know where this comes from.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (5jaxN)

66
Happy Anniversary, Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)!

Now that's something that would look funny on a greeting card.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (G51Gf)

67
We need commonsense hornet control!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (mht8P)

68 The Shareef won't like it.
Posted by: hogmartin


Roger won't like it either.

He hates everything.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (Qf83p)

69 Wedding anniversary today - 23 years. I grilled burgers. Yay me!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (pNxlR)
* * * *

Congratulations! Here's to many, many more happy years together!!

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

70 Murder hornets. The legacy of Trump. And slavery.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (mht8P)


If only he had closed the border earlier and renounced slavery...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (jnM20)

71 I hope the murder hornets don't clash with the African killer bees that took over 15 years ago after moving up from South America and destroyed all the honey bees which died from our cell phone signals causing all of our food shortages.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (6SvfK)
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Shouldn't chemtrails and global warming be in there somewhere?

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2020 10:17 PM (/669Q)

72
As for a clash, that I'd like to see.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (G51Gf)

The Shareef won't like it.
Posted by: hogmartin

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As for the Shareef, if he's one of these dudes who patrols the parks and arrests mothers, I'd like to see him referee the clash.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:17 PM (G51Gf)

73
You never heard about murder hornets during the Obama administration.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:17 PM (mht8P)

74 Shouldn't chemtrails and global warming be in there somewhere?
Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2020 10:17 PM (/669Q)

.....

How could I forget?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:18 PM (6SvfK)

75 Shouldn't chemtrails and global warming be in there somewhere?
Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2020 10:17 PM (/669Q)


Net neutrality killed those already.

Or lack of net neutrality.

One of those. The one we hate.

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2020 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

76 Dog travel sack - at not-too-high a speed, dogs might just love that! But... running board... hahahaha.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:18 PM (oBghv)

77 A friend's wife is very concerned about the 'Rona. He calls her the Darth Vader of worry, Panicin' Skywalker.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 03, 2020 10:18 PM (+y/Ru)

78 This old white guy is a James Brown fan.

OW!!
huh!

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 03, 2020 10:18 PM (iTXRQ)

79 Could this latest thing be the thing that finally kills us all?

This researcher says it might!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (6SvfK)

80 *thanks, MisHum, I now know where this comes from.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:15 PM (5jaxN)

You're welcome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

81 It's all right, Bitter Clinger. This isolation is getting to all of us.

Posted by: bluebell at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (/669Q)

82 a handful of extremely costly "miniature suns" around the world.

What could possibly go wrong?

Where are these? Just for my own information. And safe solar distancing.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (oBghv)

83 Net neutrality killed those already.

Or lack of net neutrality.

One of those. The one we hate.
Posted by: hogmartin


I really hate the one we hate whichever it is!

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (Qf83p)

84 68 Roger won't like it either.
He hates everything.
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (Qf83p)


I can't believe that guy wrote Dark Side Of The Moon. On the other hand, he also wrote that horrible solo album that consisted of about 35 minutes of noise, followed by that one song I liked on the radio that was the reason I bought the album.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (dOV9E)

85 I thanked Home Depot for not treating us like children and requiring masks today. It felt good.

And screw Menards. Costco too

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 03, 2020 10:20 PM (7ZQe3)

86 Murder Honets? A new SyFy movie?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 03, 2020 10:20 PM (+y/Ru)

87 55 This has been one of those days...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM (jnM20)


{{{Hrothgar}}}

I sure hope you're okay.

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

88 And screw Menards. Costco too
Posted by: Pete Seria at May 03, 2020 10:20 PM (7ZQe3)


Gotta seriously rethink Costco!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:21 PM (jnM20)

89 Wow congrats Miklosius Caroliniensis that's a lot of socking

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:21 PM (WdocV)

90 86 Murder Honets? A new SyFy movie?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 03, 2020 10:20 PM (+y/Ru)

No, that would be MurderHornetNado!

Part III!

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

91 Could the central Asian peat weevil decimate the scotch whisky industry?

Some researchers think it's possible!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (6SvfK)

92 So, I have a book shelf question. No, really. Putting the office in the back bedroom of my childhood home. There are built in bookshelfs with all of dad's history books, family albums, etc. on carpet. ss

I have two free standing book shelves. Seem solid against the wall on carpet and leaning back, bottoms on baseboard and tops against the wall. Always put albums (vinyl) on bottom and heavy low and light on top shelves.

Question, should I attach them to the wall with an L bracket?

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (nvc6v)

93 Woof

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (+vAGU)

94 Miklos, serious question: do you write down your socks so you do not forget and reuse one? Or do you use chrome and it saves all of your socks, so it makes it easy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (A5zUN)

95 Soviet jokes told by someone you might recognize:

https://tinyurl.com/8yczrzw

Posted by: Aetius451AD


Well, there you go again.

Posted by: Miklos Wilson Reagan at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (QzkSJ)

96 So I see my local super markets are starting to run out of meats. They put the fake plant based "meat" near it and....not one fell for it.

However, if we don't get back to work soon this is going to really, really suck.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (WdocV)

97 84 68 Roger won't like it either.
He hates everything.
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:16 PM (Qf83p)

I can't believe that guy wrote Dark Side Of The Moon. On the other hand, he also wrote that horrible solo album that consisted of about 35 minutes of noise, followed by that one song I liked on the radio that was the reason I bought the album.
Posted by: Splunge



"The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking"? I actually liked that one.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (C3BnY)

98 Well my daughters birthday car parade was a hit. About 15 cars drove by, honking all decked out with balloons and signs, people throwing gifts out the window. Several people got out and placed gifts on the driveway.. homemade cake, brownies, tons of gifts. Can't believe I pulled it off.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

99 I sure hope you're okay.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:21 PM (TdMsT)


No worries, I just got far less done than needed to be done and now it is raining cats and dogs AGAIN! All out of my control and I hate that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (jnM20)

100 >>> 27
.....
Even a blind clock finds a nut once in a while.

https://washex.am/3c1vU9e
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (+y/Ru)

I thought the AoS Style Guide called for "Even a blind squirrel f*cks a pumpkin once in a while."

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (0ReGO)

101 The gottdam peat weasels.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (Qf83p)

102 Or do you use chrome and it saves all of your socks, so it makes it easy?
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I got ways

Posted by: Miklos, Idiot Sock Savant at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (QzkSJ)

103 I can't believe that guy wrote Dark Side Of The Moon. On the other hand, he also wrote that horrible solo album that consisted of about 35 minutes of noise, followed by that one song I liked on the radio that was the reason I bought the album.
Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (dOV9E)

I despised his first solo album, The Final Cut. And it went downhill from there.

As a friend put it once (he was brave and decided to check out Mr. Waters's solo albums), "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking had its moments but I wanted to turn Radio KAOS into a frisbee."

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (zqhdn)

104 Question, should I attach them to the wall with an L bracket?
Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (nvc6v)

I never do. I have never really had an issue, even with the Ikea-like shelving I buy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (A5zUN)

105 25 The members of my family are awesome. That's all I'm going to say. Except that you, members of the Horde, are a very very very close second.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 03, 2020 10:06 PM (l9m7l)


{{{Beckoning Chasm}}}.

I'm glad you have a good family.

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

106 97 "The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking"? I actually liked that one.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (C3BnY)


Oh. You mean I have to dig it out again? Okay, then.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (dOV9E)

107 Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)

{{{Jewells}}} way to go!!!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (jnM20)

108 You're welcome.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2020 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

------

Thanks again. Also, if you can find it, I have a saying from a grandmother: "Piece of paper lie still, let you write anything on it." She said it was from the Indians, but I've never figured out whom.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (5jaxN)

109 The one link mentioned "undiscovered suicides" that are still not found because of everyone being locked down. A friend of mine is a retired homicide detective, and he and I had a good conversation not long ago about how many undiscovered homicides there will be when this is over. As he said, "if you want to kill someone, this is the best chance you've ever been given to get away with it." Nobody worries when they don't see someone for a while, because they haven't seen ANYBODY for a while.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (+3rQF)

110 101 The gottdam peat weasels.
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (Qf83p)

But enough about scotch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (A5zUN)

111 >100, therefore OT: someone threw a grenade into the conversation yesterday:

https://bit.ly/2Su5JQz

Sure, we've all been thinking it, but it's different when you see it on TV

Posted by: t-bird at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (n/x6m)

112 What I dislike about Waters is how dismissive he's always been about his band-mates. Sure, you write great lyrics, but you're the fucking bass player! Nick Mason, the late Richard Wright, and David Gilmour made the fucking band what it is, you unbelievable prick.

I fucking hate that fucking fuck.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (x8Wzq)

113 The gottdam peat weasels.
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:24 PM (Qf83p)


Peat weasel keep on churnin'

Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2020 10:26 PM (t+qrx)

114
No worries, I just got far less done than needed to be done and now it is raining cats and dogs AGAIN! All out of my control and I hate that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (jnM20)


I makes me mad, too, when the weather doesn't follow my precise instructions! Here's to a better day tomorrow.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

115 I learned two things today. First was from the Wall St Journal, about a folk singer I'd never heard of, named Odetta. Pretty amazing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A9askVdzI8

Second was that her full name is Odetta Holmes. Ring a bell? Yeah, that's gotta be where Stephen King got the name of a character in the Dark Tower series.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:26 PM (dOV9E)

116 Evening.

Dude, Roger Waters left Pink Floyd 35 years ago.

On top of that, the band finally split up, like, five or six years ago.

Posted by: Robert at May 03, 2020 10:28 PM (1Yy3c)

117 112 What I dislike about Waters is how dismissive he's always been about his band-mates. Sure, you write great lyrics, but you're the fucking bass player! Nick Mason, the late Richard Wright, and David Gilmour made the fucking band what it is, you unbelievable prick.

I fucking hate that fucking fuck.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:25 PM (x8Wzq)

Years ago, I decided to come up with a dream lineup, consisting of musicians who were not only top notch, but team players. Guys who would put aside their egos and only concern themselves with the band and what it could accomplish as a whole.

Vocals: Axl Rose
Guitars: Dave Mustaine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore
Bass: Roger Waters
Drums: Tommy Lee
(I still can't think of a keyboardist that will fit this mold)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (zqhdn)

118 FUN FACT


"Peat Weasels" was a term applied to Irish immigrants in the 1850s.

Posted by: Eccentric Etymology with Most Excellent Miklos at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (QzkSJ)

119 I love Pink Floyd... Roger Waters ruined that for me!

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (UUBmN)

120 Got some mild thunders overhead right now. I love it.

But, past experience has me checking weather site to make sure we won't be getting basketball size* hail like we' gotten more than once.

*maybe a slight exaggeration* But we lost windshields and rear windows in the past.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (x8Wzq)

121 I makes me mad, too, when the weather doesn't follow my precise instructions! Here's to a better day tomorrow.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:26 PM (TdMsT)


And I yell at the sky with such fervor, yet I so rarely get the results I demand?

It's a mystery, I tells ya'!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (jnM20)

122 113 Peat weasel keep on churnin'
Posted by: hogmartin at May 03, 2020 10:26 PM (t+qrx)


Proud furry keep on burnin'

Posted by: Beto O'Rourke at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (dOV9E)

123 103: The Final Cut was technically a Pink Floyd album. But yea, it was a Roger Waters album. I read that he shafted one of the band members (Richard Wright), credit wise. Too lazy to look it up. Roger Waters is an aahole.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (C3BnY)

124 98 Well my daughters birthday car parade was a hit. About 15 cars drove by, honking all decked out with balloons and signs, people throwing gifts out the window. Several people got out and placed gifts on the driveway.. homemade cake, brownies, tons of gifts. Can't believe I pulled it off.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:23 PM (dUJdY)


{{{Jewells}}} that is fantastic!

I bet your daughter was thrilled.

I returned today from a weekend at my daughter's house, for a grandlovie's birthday. I'm just over the moon.

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

125
jeebus if those commie dipshits are gonna really try to make me never again play any of their fucking crap-ass commie fucken music, they're going the right way about it.

*spits*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (cqteU)

126 Never was a Beach Boys fan. To think! I almost didn't click, but, I mean, California Girls is an anthem, so I did.

Chuckling through it. Didn't know wireless electric guitars were that advanced back then. And what talent! They were able to sound just like the studio recording.

But what a bonus! Train-wreck 1968 comedy with Jack and Bob! Love the wigs. Even got a stock Jack-is-cheap joke in there.


What an age.


"Sock it to me?" - Richard Nixon on Laugh-In

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (oBghv)

127
I thanked Home Depot for not treating us like children and requiring masks today. It felt good.

And screw Menards. Costco too
Posted by: Pete Seria

=======

I had no choice, had to go grocery shopping in my mask-mandatory county today and I wrapped a scarf around my face. Phew. I couldn't breathe. Tomorrow at work I have to mask. Fine, if I faint at my work station they can take me to the hospital. Place is empty right now.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (G51Gf)

128 Manzarek? If you can work with Morrison, you can work with Satan.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (5jaxN)

129 116 Evening.

Dude, Roger Waters left Pink Floyd 35 years ago.

On top of that, the band finally split up, like, five or six years ago.
Posted by: Robert at May 03, 2020 10:28 PM (1Yy3c)

FLOYD, PINK WILL NEVER DIE, HEATHEN!!!!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (zqhdn)

130 Guten abend, meine fapperschoen!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

131 Okay.

Sorry about that tangent. I get tired of "researchers" and "scientists" that keep telling me to panic about everything.

Nutria rats. Global warming. African bees. Domestic boas taking over the wetlands. Zombie coyotes. Asteroids. Murder hornets. Bat colonies destroyed by humans. Human colonies destroyed by bats. Water shortages. Flooding. Red-headed pecker mites.

And miraculously none of it ever winds up killing us all. I'm beginning to think the "researchers" pick their next extinction-level event like that video of the Vice writer chucking dildos at the wall.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (6SvfK)

132 "Peat Weasels" was a term applied to Irish immigrants in the 1850s.
Posted by: Eccentric Etymology with Most Excellent Miklos at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (QzkSJ)


"Bog Bhoys" seemed so much more appropriate...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (jnM20)

133 So here's a question for you....

Why is in unconstitutional to demand a license to vote, but it is constitutional to demand you have a mask to leave your house?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (WdocV)

134 This is a man's world, Luciano Pavarotti &:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaB9F3R9cIY

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 10:32 PM (C+nsl)

135 I'm just over the moon.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

You have a spacecraft?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

136
Why is in unconstitutional to demand a license to vote, but it is constitutional to demand you have a license to drive a car?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (C+nsl)

137 128 Manzarek? If you can work with Morrison, you can work with Satan.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (5jaxN)

If I can put dead musicians on there. He died 7 years ago this month, sadly.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (zqhdn)

138 I bet your daughter was thrilled.

She was and she has amazing friends. About 5th in line was this gorgeous red corvette. I was on the steps recording so I didn't know til later..he was just some poor random guy that got stuck in the parade but he said what the hell.. I'll join in lol!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (dUJdY)

139 55

This has been one of those days...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:14 PM

Word.

Posted by: Limp Bizkit at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (Do5/p)

140 Years ago, I decided to come up with a dream lineup, consisting of musicians who were not only top notch, but team players. Guys who would put aside their egos and only concern themselves with the band and what it could accomplish as a whole.

Vocals: Axl Rose
Guitars: Dave Mustaine, Yngwie Malmsteen, Ritchie Blackmore
Bass: Roger Waters
Drums: Tommy Lee
(I still can't think of a keyboardist that will fit this mold)
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:29 PM (zqhdn)

But...they're all raging egomaniacal assholes...

Anyway, put Eddie Van Halen on keyboards.

Posted by: Robert at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (1Yy3c)

141
Interesting that the invasive hornets appeared now, in several locations. Intentionally introduced? If so, by whom?

It's nice they're trying to eradicate them, I wish it would work, but I kind of doubt that it will.

Life will go on. They have honeybees in Asia, clearly the giant hornets didn't eat them all.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (t5m5e)

142 Red-headed pecker mites.

Red-peckered head mites are the REAL threat.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (NWiLs)

143 {{{Insom!!!}}}

Nose-to-grindstone tomorrow, but I know you're knocking 'em dead!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

144 I'm just over the moon.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)


Thanks for telling us that. I was so hoping that you would have a fabulous visit, and it sounds like you did!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:34 PM (jnM20)

145 143 {{{Insom!!!}}}

Nose-to-grindstone tomorrow, but I know you're knocking 'em dead!
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:34 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}}

I'm rockin and rollin! My boss even said something really complimentary to me on Friday. Winning!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

146 If you want me to freak out about a creature invasion, the way to do it is to tell me that those little fish with barbs that swim up your urethra have been introduced into every body of water in America, including pools.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (dOV9E)

147
She was and she has amazing friends. About 5th in line was this gorgeous red corvette. I was on the steps recording so I didn't know til later..he was just some poor random guy that got stuck in the parade but he said what the hell.. I'll join in lol!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (dUJdY)


What a nice guy!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (TdMsT)

148 Why is it unconstitutional to require an ID to vote, but constitutional to fit this entire 12 inch sub in my mouth?

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (1Yy3c)

149 Wow, I didn't know Manzarek was dead. I guess it's totally normal, but I hadn't heard that yet

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (5jaxN)

150 146 If you want me to freak out about a creature invasion, the way to do it is to tell me that those little fish with barbs that swim up your urethra have been introduced into every body of water in America, including pools.
Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (dOV9E)

Warming up the candiru tank over here, boss!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

151 I'll join in lol!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (dUJdY)


Good on him for being willing to go off script!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (jnM20)

152 My boss even said something really complimentary to me on Friday. Winning!

That's great Insom!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (dUJdY)

153 116 Evening.

Dude, Roger Waters left Pink Floyd 35 years ago.

On top of that, the band finally split up, like, five or six years ago.
Posted by: Robert



The Endless River was the last Pink Floyd album. It's very good. Mostly instrumental. The late Richard Wright had apparently recorded some music during the 'Division Bell' album. Gilmore and Nick Mason used it to create 'The Endless River'. Again, it's very very good.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (C3BnY)

154 Well my daughters birthday car parade was a hit. About 15 cars drove by, honking all decked out with balloons and signs, people throwing gifts out the window. Several people got out and placed gifts on the driveway.. homemade cake, brownies, tons of gifts. Can't believe I pulled it off.
Posted by: Jewells45

That is wonderful. Sorta restores my faith in humanity.

Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (nvc6v)

155
I'm rockin and rollin! My boss even said something really complimentary to me on Friday. Winning!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 20

That just makes my night, Insom!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (TdMsT)

156 But...they're all raging egomaniacal assholes...

Anyway, put Eddie Van Halen on keyboards.
Posted by: Robert at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (1Yy3c)

Deadpan ironic delivery doesn't translate well into the electronic world.

Eddie Van Halen? Hmmm. Interesting. I like that idea. I'll think it over.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (zqhdn)

157 My boss even said something really complimentary to me on Friday. Winning!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)

Now scream sexual harassment and sue.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 03, 2020 10:37 PM (1Yy3c)

158 Winning!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:35 PM (NWiLs)


Most excellent!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:37 PM (jnM20)

159
Warming up the candiru tank over here, boss!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (NWiLs)


Putting ideas into peoples heads.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 10:37 PM (C+nsl)

160 I'm rockin and rollin! My boss even said something really complimentary to me on Friday. Winning!
Posted by: Insomniac


Already getting drunk with the Boss? Damn!!

Posted by: Miklos from Barrel Strength HR at May 03, 2020 10:38 PM (QzkSJ)

161 On the short list of things Nextdoor is good for: our neighborhood agreed that we'd all put stuffed animals into our windows, to entertain the urchins walking with their families. We used two small stuffed pugs.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:38 PM (dOV9E)

162 Good on him for being willing to go off script!

I know! I wish I knew who he was! I'll have to keep my eyes peeled now for a red corvette!

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:38 PM (dUJdY)

163 Don't warm up the Candiru tank.


THX.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:38 PM (Qf83p)

164 C.P. Snow wrote novels, like Corridors of Power. He also was the originator of the profoundly interesting quote on Two Cultures.

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

165 144 I'm just over the moon.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

Thanks for telling us that. I was so hoping that you would have a fabulous visit, and it sounds like you did!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:34 PM (jnM20)


It was wonderful beyond words. Lots of great memories were made.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

166 But...they're all raging egomaniacal assholes...

-------

I was laughing about that, too. And they are. Not exactly the models for team play. Except Mustaine. He actually cared about his bands, unlike the jerks in the one he made famous.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (5jaxN)

167 Ladyl.. so glad you had a good day!!! {{hugs}}

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (dUJdY)

168 That is wonderful. Sorta restores my faith in humanity.
Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (nvc6v)


In spite of all the obvious evidence thrust upon us by our "betters", there are a heckuva lot of decent people out there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (jnM20)

169 neighborhood agreed that we'd all put stuffed animals into our windows, to entertain the urchins walking with their families. We used two small stuffed pugs.
Posted by: Splunge
----
One of our cats likes to hang out in our front window...that's better than a stuffed animal. You can hear the kids when they go by saying there's the cat!

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

170 I got to tell off a Karen today.


She came up and asked why I wasn't wearing a mask. I asked her why she was violating social distancing.


She literally ran to complain to the store clerk. It was hilarious.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)

171 Hey, let's have some empathy here! I was killed by killer bees back in the '70s. That was after I was killed by insufficient Soylent Green, the new Ice Age, and drowning in an ocean of aluminum pop tops, but before I was killed by acid rain, nuclear winter, the ozone hole, global warming, peak oil, lack of net neutrality, and the ChiCom Flu (I'm sure I've left out a few things that Killed Us All).


Maybe some day the fools will understand that if only we go full communist, no one will ever die again.

Seriously: communism was the proposed solution to every one of those "problems". Remember?

Never mind that no communist country has ever even managed to feed itself.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (7JiKU)

172 It was wonderful beyond words. Lots of great memories were made.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (TdMsT)


Now that sounds like the way to spend a day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (jnM20)

173 161 On the short list of things Nextdoor is good for

.....

I got booted from Nextdoor.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (6SvfK)

174 She literally ran to complain to the store clerk. It was hilarious.

LMAO!! Good job!!

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

175 Checkin' the temperature on the candiru tank here, boss !

And, g'night, my jolly hordelings O !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (cqteU)

176 Roger Waters dad was a card carrying communist, no joke.

Posted by: lin-duh en fugue at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (UUBmN)

177 I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW!!!!

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

178 Don't suspend me, bro!!!

Posted by: stumck at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (uksaT)

179 James Brown.. wow 💥
( Ed Sullivan.. zzz 💤 )

I'm not really all that familiar with either of them, but watching Brown, I thought, Michael Jackson on his best day couldn't make his legs do that.

I'm more familiar with Marty McFly doing Michael Jackson than I am with Michael Jackson (doing James Brown?).

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (oBghv)

180 Water's "Radio Waves" isn't bad. The song, that is. The whole album, like so much of Waters' work, is juvenile, paranoid self indulgence dressed up as profundity.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 10:43 PM (ja/kn)

181 177 I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW!!!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)

That's right, you're re-tired! So how do you plan on filling the time?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:43 PM (NWiLs)

182 Maybe some day the fools will understand that if only we go full communist, no one will ever die again.
...
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (7JiKU)


To be fair, I liked it better under Obama when we were all immortal!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (jnM20)

183 A friend lives in a military town, he also belongs to Next Door.

He tells me someone was worried about so many helicopters flying over his house.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (C+nsl)

184 131 Okay.

Sorry about that tangent. I get tired of "researchers" and "scientists" that keep telling me to panic about everything.

Nutria rats. Global warming. African bees. Domestic boas taking over the wetlands. Zombie coyotes. Asteroids. Murder hornets. Bat colonies destroyed by humans. Human colonies destroyed by bats. Water shortages. Flooding. Red-headed pecker mites.

And miraculously none of it ever winds up killing us all. I'm beginning to think the "researchers" pick their next extinction-level event like that video of the Vice writer chucking dildos at the wall.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:31 PM (6SvfK)


Quite the vision

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

185 I got booted from Nextdoor.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (6SvfK)
* * * *

*fistbump*

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (WFcrO)

186 I was laughing about that, too. And they are. Not exactly the models for team play. Except Mustaine. He actually cared about his bands, unlike the jerks in the one he made famous.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (5jaxN

I am also an obsessed Dream Theater fan and in their authorized biography, David Prater (who produced Images and Words) is depicted as being a dick of the highest order (and he does himself no favors in the book). So, I'd have him produce the band's first album.

So my next question to you is...

Is the recording studio reinforced with bulletproof material???

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (zqhdn)

187 182 To be fair, I liked it better under Obama when we were all immortal!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (jnM20)


That's why he had those Greek columns made out of Styrofoam. It lasts forever.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:45 PM (dOV9E)

188 {{{...... Jewells45......}}}
{{{...... Ladyl......}}}

Tip of ta hat to Hrothgar.

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

189 I DON'T HAVE TO GO TO WORK TOMORROW!!!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:42 PM (dUJdY)
* * * *

Congratulations!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 03, 2020 10:45 PM (WFcrO)

190 Bitter Clinger: Horde Mind at work.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 10:46 PM (7JiKU)

191 Commisar Hrothgar

I am writing a letter to the President of Hillsdale College. Could I beg for your insight on my draft?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)

192 Brown vs Jackson? Shit. Who knows? They're both preternatural performers who captivated audiences.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:46 PM (5jaxN)

193 The problem with plowing through the content and leaving comments about it is, I have no idea what others are saying in the first 200 comments. And by the time I get caught up... etc.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (oBghv)

194 180 Water's "Radio Waves" isn't bad. The song, that is. The whole album, like so much of Waters' work, is juvenile, paranoid self indulgence dressed up as profundity.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 10:43 PM (ja/kn)

I will admit that I totally agree with you on Radio Waves. It piqued my interest to see what the rest of the album is like. Tide Is Turning would be the point where I turn the CD into a clay. PULL!!!

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

195 To be fair, I liked it better under Obama when we were all immortal!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM

In the end, there can be only one.

Posted by: Duncan MacLeod at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (Do5/p)

196 Jewells45

Were there tears on your last day? Tears of sorrow?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

197 Speaking of a-holes who were not team players, this is from commentary on the defunct Basic Instructions comic:

I had a boxed set of The Prisoner on DVD. It came with a documentary, made while the creator (head writer and star of the show, Patrick McGoohan) was still alive. Everyone they interviewed said he was a gentleman, that it was an honor to work with him, and that people didn't understand the last few episodes of the show because he was misunderstood and ahead of his time.

Now I have a boxed set of The Prisoner on Blu-ray. That set came with a documentary made after Patrick McGoohan's death. Many of the people interviewed say that he was a nightmare to work with, and that the last few episodes made no sense because he was making it up as he went, had written himself into a corner, and ended up having to turn in whatever ideas he had whether they made sense or not.

In this case the Blu-ray set makes more than just the picture and sound clearer.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (dOV9E)

198 185 I got booted from Nextdoor.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (6SvfK)
* * * *

*fistbump*
Posted by: Legally Sufficient at May 03, 2020 10:44 PM (WFcrO)

Dittos as to what LS said

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 03, 2020 10:48 PM (aA3+G)

199 171 Hey, let's have some empathy here! I was killed by killer bees back in the '70s. That was after I was killed by insufficient Soylent Green, the new Ice Age, and drowning in an ocean of aluminum pop tops, but before I was killed by acid rain, nuclear winter, the ozone hole, global warming, peak oil, lack of net neutrality, and the ChiCom Flu (I'm sure I've left out a few things that Killed Us All). +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
How'd you escape the poison Alar Apples?

Posted by: boomers remember stuff at May 03, 2020 10:48 PM (+U5Yr)

200 Haha I got kicked out of NextDoor too. I did get to tell some of the crazy bitches on it what remarkably stupid people they are before the ejection occurred. It felt good..

Posted by: IC at May 03, 2020 10:48 PM (sYDum)

201 And miraculously none of it ever winds up killing us all.

***

I've actually raised this point a few times.


How did the last media firestorm go? Oh, the impact was some tiny fraction huh? And the one before that? And before that?

Yeah, but people are dying now!

How many died last year? How many died in 2009? If you don't know how can you judge the danger this year?

How much is the house arrest costing the country? How much is it costing working class people you are banning from working? How much more money can they afford to go without?


And....It is like trying to reason with a cat....

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:49 PM (WdocV)

202 I am writing a letter to the President of Hillsdale College. Could I beg for your insight on my draft?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)


As you know, for a quite modest fee, I will be more than glad to tell you what you are doing wrong!

Hopefully you didn't burn my contact info, as I can see a quite lucrative future ahead!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:49 PM (jnM20)

203 I don't want to belong to a blog that would have me as a member. Oh, wait.

Belay my last.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:49 PM (u82oZ)

204 194 I will admit that I totally agree with you on Radio Waves. It piqued my interest to see what the rest of the album is like. Tide Is Turning would be the point where I turn the CD into a clay. PULL!!!
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (zqhdn)


Yeah, but it was funny when it turned out the West held all the cards, and the Soviet Union turned to dust, right?

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:49 PM (dOV9E)

205 More bees have been killed by Asian Murder Hornets than American GIs in the Vietnam War.

IMPEACH!!!!!

Posted by: Rogers Waters on the Brain at May 03, 2020 10:49 PM (uksaT)

206 Commissar Hrothgar

Can I pay you in your favorite libation in October for a glance in May?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (u82oZ)

207 There is a lab in some Chinese province, even now, that is working to cross-breed the Candiru with the Murder Hornet.

And they say that's just to have something new to sell at the wet markets.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (QzJWU)

208 IDK Insomniac.. gonna just take a few weeks and enjoy not working... then I'll decide.

NaCly.. yeah a few tears.. so many loose ends I left the poor girl filling my shoes.. I'm sure I'll be back to help now and again.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (dUJdY)

209
We were talking about the Giant Chicom hornets last night. They've been discovered in the Pacific Northwest, both US and Canada, and nowhere else.

While they can kill humans, it takes about 30 or more stings to do that. Unless you're allergic, and one can do it, but so can native stings. You'll need medical attention for 10 or more stings, and 30 is the point where it can kill if you don't get treatment quickly.

They kill about 30-40 people in Japan every year, and injure a few thousand.

But that's the not the danger of them here. Our honey bees have no defense against them, which native bee species in Asia do, and they can wipe out a bee hive in a few hours.

The fuckers go in and decapitate the bees, throwing the heads away and taking the bodies to feed themselves.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (f1Vqw)

210 I was laughing about that, too. And they are. Not exactly the models for team play. Except Mustaine. He actually cared about his bands, unlike the jerks in the one he made famous.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:39 PM (5jaxN)

My lifelong friend met Dave at a guitar store in Vegas, years ago, right before Dave hired Marty Friedman. Dave liked what he was hearing, but my friend was skeptical, given Dave's history. Kind of think Friend missed out on an opportunity.

Seriously, though, my friend was an outstanding metal guitarist, but had crippling stage fright something fierce. I should have been there to punch him in the face and sack up.

Oh, and my friend informed me that Mark Slaughter is a dickweed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Working on his manifesto at May 03, 2020 10:51 PM (x8Wzq)

211 To heck with your social distancing, {{{Salty Dog}}}!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 10:51 PM (TdMsT)

212 Haha I got kicked out of NextDoor too. I did get to tell some of the crazy bitches on it what remarkably stupid people they are before the ejection occurred. It felt good..
Posted by: IC



Thank you.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:51 PM (Qf83p)

213 I got booted from Nextdoor.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger

Sounds intolerant, un-diverse, and not respecting The Ways of Your People.

Posted by: Miklos, Obergruppen fuhrer for Diversity and Inclusion at May 03, 2020 10:51 PM (QzkSJ)

214 Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:47 PM (dOV9E)

Had to read that twice, then it made perfect sense!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:51 PM (jnM20)

215 209 The fuckers go in and decapitate the bees, throwing the heads away and taking the bodies to feed themselves.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (f1Vqw)


No worse than what a weasel will do, if it worms its way into your chicken coop. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:52 PM (dOV9E)

216 What's the social distancing for just the tip?


I suppose it varies.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 10:52 PM (Qf83p)

217 Ladyl

That hug was very life-affirming.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:52 PM (u82oZ)

218 I found a small wasp nest today mowing the lawn. Mean little bastards drove me off. I came back with wasp spray. I love killing them. Never gets old.

I'll bet murder hornets love the spray too.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 03, 2020 10:53 PM (H5knJ)

219 Fusion is the power source of tomorrow and always will be.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 10:07 PM (mht8P)

I think eventually, the technical problems will be solved. That Popular Mechanics article linked is real crap, though.

Did you know there are table-top sized fusion reactors for sale? They are based upon the Farnsworth Fusor, which is sort of a vacuum-tube device. They consume energy, and don't put out any useful energy, but they do emit neutrons, which is proof that fusion is taking place. And that is why they are sold: a handy neutron source that can be switched on or off at will.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 10:53 PM (LZcDP)

220 NaCly.. yeah a few tears.. so many loose ends I left the poor girl filling my shoes.. I'm sure I'll be back to help now and again.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (dUJdY)

Charge hefty consultant fees.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 03, 2020 10:53 PM (NWiLs)

221 The fuckers go in and decapitate the bees, throwing the heads away and taking the bodies to feed themselves.
Posted by: publius


Vote by Hive

Posted by: isn't this, to, the story of Democrats? at May 03, 2020 10:53 PM (QzkSJ)

222 juvenile, paranoid self indulgence dressed up as profundity.
Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 10:43 PM


You say that like it's a Bad Thing.

Posted by: Alexandria Occasio-Cortex at May 03, 2020 10:54 PM (DMUuz)

223 What's the social distancing for just the tip?
I suppose it varies.
Posted by: eleven

As a worldly women I knew would say: "Showers and growers. It's like snowfall. Until you see it, you don't know how many inches you are getting. "

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:54 PM (u82oZ)

224 Well my daughters birthday car parade was a hit. About 15 cars drove by, honking all decked out with balloons and signs, people throwing gifts out the window. Several people got out and placed gifts on the driveway.. homemade cake, brownies, tons of gifts. Can't believe I pulled it off.
Posted by: Jewells45

That's wonderful! Today was a great day!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 03, 2020 10:54 PM (/+bwe)

225 Can I pay you in your favorite libation in October for a glance in May?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:50 PM (u82oZ)


Formal contracts like this, with many many Horde witnesses are the best kind!

I look forward to your email!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 10:54 PM (jnM20)

226 My crime on NextDoor, as near as I can tell, was two fold.

The one that was most egregious was that in early March, I put up a post that said "We've about got the virus licked. We'll be back to life in no time."

Oh my. The shit-storm that elicited. I'd love to be on just to say, "See, Tennessee's back open".

The finishing crone however, was something akin to what Splunge referenced.

There is a post around NextDour about putting stuffed bears in your windows for the kiddies to spot while on a walk for fun. The called it a "Bear Hunt".

So I spoofed then meme and made a bastardized post with pictures of beers in windows and text urging neighbors to put beers in windows for men to look at while on a walk with all the bars shut down. I called it a "Beer Hunt".

Booted the next day.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:55 PM (6SvfK)

227 Extraction is really brutal which really surprises me

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 03, 2020 10:56 PM (dKiJG)

228 The only bit humor...unintentional to be sure... from The Wall is that while Pink is rocking out fascist style, his wife is back in Merry Ol England fucking a simp no nukes Red. That must have really pissed Waters off.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 10:56 PM (ja/kn)

229 Aetius451AD: 1906
https://tinyurl.com/ybrdnmn9


That was great. (Milady exclaimed, "That was amazing.") Thanks, Aetius.

A pretty good recording, too. I wonder what the original medium was. Tom's tubes or did they have platters by '06?

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:56 PM (oBghv)

230 Can't believe I pulled it off.
Posted by: Jewells45


Next thing Jewells will hand sew a flag that people will still fly in 230-some years.

Posted by: Miklos, also back to the future at May 03, 2020 10:57 PM (QzkSJ)

231 Today I expected to see a former student. She and her hubby bought a house with a "blank canvass" yard and asked if anyone had bulbs to share.

I didn't expect her mom and younger sister (both of whom I love love love!) to come, too. It was the best time, although I couldn't hug em.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (/+bwe)

232 I hope Roger Waters set his hair on fire in despair after realizing that Joey Bidet is such a pitifully weak candidate.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (c6gLH)

233 Extraction is really brutal which really surprises me
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

You don't know the half of it.

Posted by: the Candiru at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (QzkSJ)

234 Infidel -- regarding bookshelves:

Do you ever have little ones come to visit? One of the reasons for securing bookshelves is that some kids can't resist climbing them.

Posted by: Emmie at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (ouBhA)

235 I love Pink Floyd. I think they are some of the most talented musicians of all time.

But dammit. Why does Roger Waters have to be such a douche? And David Gilmour isn't much better, either.

Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (vya2L)

236 Murder hornets- I pulled together several Moron comments, and sources they linked to, for a brief report on the bee-killers. Nasty critters.

https://otherpeoplesvideos.wordpress.com/
2020/05/03/now-meet-the-asian-murder-hornets/
Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (oBghv)

If these damn things start to become prevalent, we are going to need some defense against them. How about special pistols made to fire shotshells loaded with salt or sand? Not lethal to humans or pets, but would either kill the hornets outright, or at least shred their wings, so they fall to the ground, whereupon a good stomping can be administered.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 10:59 PM (LZcDP)

237

Michigan Governor Whitman is Scoldilocks grown up.

That just occurred to me.

Posted by: irongrampa at May 03, 2020 10:59 PM (KATBx)

238 232 I hope Roger Waters set his hair on fire in despair after realizing that Joey Bidet is such a pitifully weak candidate.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (c6gLH)


I think he was a Bernie Bro. The wonderful thing about Bernie Bros is that they don't care if Biden loses to Trump. They kind of want that to happen.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 10:59 PM (dOV9E)

239 Kvetchen Gretchen is Gladys Kravitz given power.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:00 PM (c6gLH)

240 Aetius451AD: 1906
https://tinyurl.com/ybrdnmn9

Never be recorded today and surprised it wasn't banned on YouTube!

And thanks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 11:00 PM (jnM20)

241 If these damn things start to become prevalent, we are going to need some defense against them.



Invasive Chinese carp.

Needs further research funding.

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring grantee and rapper at May 03, 2020 11:01 PM (QzkSJ)

242 The viruses of the apocalypse
are nurtured by the subway walls

Posted by: S & G at May 03, 2020 11:01 PM (DMUuz)

243 Tina Weymouth.

Posted by: davidt at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (l3+k2)

244 Question, should I attach them to the wall with an L bracket?
Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (nvc6v)

Couldn't hurt. Are you in an area subject to earthquakes? In that case, by all means do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (LZcDP)

245 Here is Slow Grope Joe copping another inappropriate feel.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb8s6p8a

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (c6gLH)

246 lol, alar apples ...


was trying, early this morning, to think back to the earliest instance of today's
OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECUZ TRUMP & GLOBAL WARMING OMG ELEVENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"news" coverage bs ... and alar apples was the farthest back I could remember, can anyone beat that ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (cqteU)

247 246 was trying, early this morning, to think back to the earliest instance of today's
OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECUZ TRUMP & GLOBAL WARMING OMG ELEVENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"news" coverage bs ... and alar apples was the farthest back I could remember, can anyone beat that ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (cqteU)


Global cooling. Seriously.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (dOV9E)

248 That was great. (Milady exclaimed, "That was amazing.") Thanks, Aetius.

A pretty good recording, too. I wonder what the original medium was. Tom's tubes or did they have platters by '06?
Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:56 PM (oBghv)

I cannot take credit, I originally heard that on a Lilek's podcast he did on one of the 4ths.

As far as the medium I am not sure, perhaps Edison cylinder?

Although, according to wiki, disc phonographs were patented at early as 1887.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (A5zUN)

249

The "killer bee" thing was mostly media hysteria. They made quite a few cheesy killer bee movies which added to the hype.

Some big bee-shot entomologist was trying to breed a better honey bee suitable for South American climate and conditions and cross-bred European honey bee with African honey bees.

African bees are very defensive, having to deal with things like honey badgers -- you've seen the hilarious Honey badger videos, of course.

Anyway, he was breeding these things down in South America, trying to keep the hybrids contained for study, but an assistant fucked up and let them escape.

They are no more venomous than a regular honey bee, but are much aggressive in defense like their African ancestors.

They are very difficult to collect honey from, but there has been success.

They will kill a few people every year from swarm attacks, but they are nowhere near as bad as the media hysteria of the time made them out to be.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (f1Vqw)

250 OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECUZ TRUMP & GLOBAL WARMING OMG ELEVENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"news" coverage bs ... and alar apples was the farthest back I could remember, can anyone beat that ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez


Hmmmm

Posted by: Rachel Carson at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

251 "Deadpan ironic delivery doesn't translate well into the electronic world."

I immediately SWYDT. With Axl described as a team player, there's obviously no other way to take it but as ironic!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (oyRx8)

252 >>> 236 Murder hornets- I pulled together several Moron comments, and sources they linked to, for a brief report on the bee-killers. Nasty critters.

https://otherpeoplesvideos.wordpress.com/
2020/05/03/now-meet-the-asian-murder-hornets/
Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 10:13 PM (oBghv)

If these damn things start to become prevalent, we are going to need some defense against them. How about special pistols made to fire shotshells loaded with salt or sand? Not lethal to humans or pets, but would either kill the hornets outright, or at least shred their wings, so they fall to the ground, whereupon a good stomping can be administered.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 10:59 PM (LZcDP)

You rang?
https://www.bugasalt.com

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (0ReGO)

253 I thought the hole in the ozone was the first. No?

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (Qf83p)

254 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/ydd9o35t

https://tinyurl.com/ycz7p8dd

https://tinyurl.com/yc9wecf2

https://tinyurl.com/y8qk45ej

https://tinyurl.com/ydaj6qk2

https://tinyurl.com/yd2hvbmw

Posted by: kbdabear at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (qAR6u)

255 There's a video out there somewhere..one of those gear rundowns...of GE Smith on a recent Wall tour all but admitting that he plays Waters parts live out of the spotlight while Waters nukes with a not plugged in base guitar. Pretty well established that he lip syncs substantial portions of the show. Everybody deserves a paycheck, but why are the frauds always so loud?

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (ja/kn)

256 92 Do you have cats? If so, attach the bookcases to the wall by whatever means necessary. If left free-standing the cats will find some way to knock them over. Trust me, I know.

Posted by: Ries Gorthanes at May 03, 2020 11:05 PM (Ium52)

257 253 I thought the hole in the ozone was the first. No?
Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (Qf83p)


Beg to differ.

Posted by: Paul Erlich at May 03, 2020 11:05 PM (dOV9E)

258 Alar?

Well there is always Times Beach with Dioxin.

Love Canal when the idiots who were told not to break the clay seal on the waste broke the seal.

The Ozone Layer hole.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:05 PM (c6gLH)

259 Global cooling. Seriously.
Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (dOV9E)


Well, we are darn sure something really bad is going to happen, so we should get used to arbitrary draconian measures as soon as possible just to be ready!!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 03, 2020 11:05 PM (jnM20)

260 Hey Paul Erlich, Malthus would like a word with you for stealing his Doomsaying

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:06 PM (c6gLH)

261 Everyone who has ever owned a bright red corvette is always secretly looking for a parade to join. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 03, 2020 11:06 PM (q3gwH)

262 217 Ladyl

That hug was very life-affirming.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:52 PM (u82oZ)


Well you get another one, {{{Salty Dog}}}!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

263 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/ya8n7wgw

https://tinyurl.com/y73ttohj

https://tinyurl.com/y8mwp3mg

https://tinyurl.com/ybcrnupw

https://tinyurl.com/ycw5wg9m

https://tinyurl.com/y7nlwlae

https://tinyurl.com/y9dpfodt

Posted by: kbdabear at May 03, 2020 11:07 PM (qAR6u)

264 The first photograph I think was from the 1700's.

Which is amazing to me.

I don't think the very early images survived.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 11:07 PM (Qf83p)

265 ..was trying, early this morning, to think back to the earliest instance of today's
OMG WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE BECUZ TRUMP & GLOBAL WARMING OMG ELEVENTY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
"news" coverage bs ... and alar apples was the farthest back I could remember, can anyone beat that ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 11:02 PM (cqteU)



Rachel Carlson / Silent Spring

The Coming Ice Age, prevalent in the early '70s.

Global Famine, mid '70s

The Population Bomb, mid-late '70s.

Hole in the Ozone Layer, late '80s.

Slime in the Ice Machine! / Marvin Zindler, '70s through early aughts.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 03, 2020 11:07 PM (QzJWU)

266 Don't forget Acid Rain!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 11:09 PM (A5zUN)

267 At least when Malthus wrote, the ideas were pretty novel. Ehrlichs's rehash came on top of at least 150 years of continuous and obvious failure. (Which is why everyone except backs ignored malthus)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 03, 2020 11:09 PM (q3gwH)

268 I think he was a Bernie Bro. The wonderful thing about Bernie Bros is that they don't care if Biden loses to Trump. They kind of want that to happen.

Absolutely. Biden loses, and The Squad takes over the Democratic Party.

It's sort of the mirror image of the Republican Party - the D's put up a couple of candidates because they were "electable", and if they both lose, that really undercuts the whole "electability" argument.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turns 35 a week before the 2024 election.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:09 PM (I2/tG)

269 Karmic justice would be Rachel Carson in Hell suffering every shiver and other illness anyone suffered because she and a lot of others pushed the whole ban DDT thing.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:09 PM (c6gLH)

270 Has anyone said fuck the tyrant DeWine and his hack medical witchdoctor lately?

Cause fuck the tyrant DeWine and his hack witchdoctor. And fuck anyone that tries to defend him.

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (Z7lwY)

271 Don't forget Acid Rain!
Posted by: Aetius451AD



I forgot.

Posted by: eleven at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (Qf83p)

272 Marvin Zindler, '70s through early aughts.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

One would get the impression you spent a great deal of time in the Houston area.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (zqhdn)

273 You People.

I got yer Original All Gonna Die.

Punks

Posted by: "Miklos" Malthus at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

274 Life will go on. They have honeybees in Asia, clearly the giant hornets didn't eat them all.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 03, 2020 10:33 PM (t5m5e)

Apparently, Asian honeybees have evolved a defensive tactic: they swarm and completely envelop a murder hornet with their bodies, and the hornet's body temperature goes off-scale, and it dies. European and American bees never evolved that strategy.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (LZcDP)

275 "Global cooling. Seriously.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:03 PM (dOV9E) "


Okay, yeah, "the coming ice age", i think there's even a magazine about that somewhere in the 'stuff' .

and yes, all the others, too.

So, IOW, we've been being gaslighted by fucking communists most of our lives, right ?

Joe McCarthy had no fucking idea. Fucking piker.

*spits*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 11:11 PM (cqteU)

276
What's the best gun for hunting murder hornets? Or was that discussed in the Gun Thread?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 11:11 PM (mht8P)

277 First photograph was 1841, in france. But there's a picture of someone who was born in the 1700's.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 03, 2020 11:11 PM (q3gwH)

278 Lol. Acid rain.

I wonder if you can combine panics.

Burning the Acid Rain Forest!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 11:12 PM (6SvfK)

279 The Earth will come to a fiery end in the year 1000 AD, you know.

Posted by: Early medieval Monk Miklos at May 03, 2020 11:12 PM (QzkSJ)

280
alar apples was the farthest back I could remember, can anyone beat that ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez


Witches?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 11:12 PM (aKsyK)

281 But dammit. Why does Roger Waters have to be such a douche? And David Gilmour isn't much better, either.
Posted by: Andy_in_Colorado at May 03, 2020 10:58 PM (vya2L)

Mr. Gilmour announced at one point that he is a proud Socialist. Damnit, man!

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 11:13 PM (zqhdn)

282 273 You People.

I got yer Original All Gonna Die.

Punks
Posted by: "Miklos" Malthus at May 03, 2020 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

Warriors, come out to pla-ey-ay!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 11:13 PM (A5zUN)

283 Dom DeLuise was a better Marvin Zindler than Marvin Zindler was.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 03, 2020 11:13 PM (q3gwH)

284 >>> 276
What's the best gun for hunting murder hornets? Or was that discussed in the Gun Thread?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 03, 2020 11:11 PM (mht8P)


^^^ points at 252

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 11:13 PM (0ReGO)

285 She came up and asked why I wasn't wearing a mask. I asked her why she was violating social distancing.


She literally ran to complain to the store clerk. It was hilarious.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)

"I don't wear a mask, so that you can clearly hear me when I tell you to fuck off."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (LZcDP)

286 Roger Waters is a British Oprah. WAY better than a mere Moron... Ask him- He's been to Cirrus Minor.

Posted by: Larro, cause Fred said so at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (10GNe)

287 Nuclear Winter (basically Reagan)


By Jonathan Schell

required textbook at the time

Posted by: Miklos wantin' his moneys back at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (QzkSJ)

288
199 171 Hey, let's have some empathy here! I was killed by killer bees back in the '70s. That was after I was killed by insufficient Soylent Green, the new Ice Age, and drowning in an ocean of aluminum pop tops, but before I was killed by acid rain, nuclear winter, the ozone hole, global warming, peak oil, lack of net neutrality, and the ChiCom Flu (I'm sure I've left out a few things that Killed Us All). +
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
How'd you escape the poison Alar Apples?
Posted by: boomers remember stuff at May 03, 2020 10:48 PM (+U5Yr)


I thought we all died in a nuclear war caused by the Bay of Pigs Operation.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

289 {{{{Horde}}}}

Got to play nine holes this afternoon and a nice dinner with friends. With proper social distancing of course

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)

290 Thank you, Ladyl.

You are a giver.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:15 PM (u82oZ)

291 But there's a picture of someone who was born in the 1700's.
Posted by: Tom Servo

On video conference these days.

Posted by: Associate Justice RBG at May 03, 2020 11:16 PM (QzkSJ)

292 "Invasive Chinese carp"

As if the invasive Chinese crap wasn't bad enough already...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:17 PM (oyRx8)

293 Stupid wankers, urging Brazil to do something to save Amazon tribes from the WuHan Flu.

Here is a real smart idea, how about you leave the tribes alone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:17 PM (c6gLH)

294 290 Thank you, Ladyl.

You are a giver.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:15 PM (u82oZ)


Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

295 This video had me laughing, because it's so true.


Evolution of dance: 80s to now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uubH2ikgJPI

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 03, 2020 11:18 PM (RU4sa)

296 289 {{{{Horde}}}}

Got to play nine holes this afternoon and a nice dinner with friends. With proper social distancing of course
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (/UQ/R)


{{{WDS}}}

That sounds lovely!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (TdMsT)

297 I thought we all died in a nuclear war caused by the Bay of Pigs Operation.
Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:14 PM (TdMsT)

Before the onset of fourth grade, in Germany, my parents left out the NEO paperwork on the table for inspection. That was the worst thing they coulda done, for that was an invitation for me to read it.

Anyways, according to the paperwork, if the Soviets decided to head down the Fulda Gap, or, as Red Storm Rising has them do, go across the North German Plain, the plan was to get three of us to New York to wait out the war. If, that is, New York was available to go to or survived the war in one piece.

Such were the calculations of my brat mind.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (zqhdn)

298
I am writing a letter to the President of Hillsdale College. Could I beg for your insight on my draft?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 10:46 PM (u82oZ)


Tell him I said hi, and he shouldn't have let Bob Murphy go.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (WyVLE)

299 The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking by Roger Waters.
Eric Clapton was the lead guitarist on it. He toured with RW and band. I read a funny story about that tour. They started there tour in NYC. They had been in Europe before that. Clapton was jonesing for a Big Mac and Fries for a while. Well, RW was having none of that. Only the best and classy restaurants for HIS band. Anyway, Clapton paid a guy to bring him a Big Mac and Fries and deliver it to whatever fancy restaurant that RW brought them that night. Clapton got him his MCD meal and RW groused about it. I was always a Clapton fan but that story just enhanced my opinion of him.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (C3BnY)

300 There's plenty of room in the binders for doggehs.

Posted by: Mittens Rombley at May 03, 2020 11:20 PM (EgshT)

301 FOX neus says, _ DOJ sides with church suing VA gov Coonman Northam after pastor who held 16-person service faced fine, jail

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 11:20 PM (C+nsl)

302 This woman might have a chance to beat Alexandra
Occasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary in June. Since she calls O-C a "Democrat Socialist" I think she's a slightly more moderate Democrat:

https://tinyurl.com/y86gyhjt

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2020 11:20 PM (bW1Yb)

303 299 The Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking by Roger Waters.
Eric Clapton was the lead guitarist on it. He toured with RW and band. I read a funny story about that tour. They started there tour in NYC. They had been in Europe before that. Clapton was jonesing for a Big Mac and Fries for a while. Well, RW was having none of that. Only the best and classy restaurants for HIS band. Anyway, Clapton paid a guy to bring him a Big Mac and Fries and deliver it to whatever fancy restaurant that RW brought them that night. Clapton got him his MCD meal and RW groused about it. I was always a Clapton fan but that story just enhanced my opinion of him.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (C3BnY)

I've never been a Clapton fan (some songs are okay) but damn that's funny.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 11:21 PM (zqhdn)

304 {{{......SMH - Seriously?......}}}

Are you going to be the DJ / VJ / Dance scene leader in October?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (u82oZ)

305 This woman might have a chance to beat Alexandra
Occasio-Cortez in the Democratic primary in June.


Westchester Evita is capable of raising many millions of dollars from Leftists across the country for her reelection campaign.

She would be very hard to dislodge.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (I2/tG)

306 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 03, 2020 10:55 PM (6SvfK)

The beer hunt thing is hilarious. I'm sorry you were booted.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (bW1Yb)

307 {{{{Ladyl}}}}

Glad you had a good visit with grandlovie. We are considering breaking polesucker's ridiculous 10 mile "rule" and going across the state next weekend to see ours

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

308 {{{......SMH - Seriously?......}}}

Are you going to be the DJ / VJ / Dance scene leader in October?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (u82oZ)

---

lol

Maybe.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 03, 2020 11:24 PM (RU4sa)

309 305 Westchester Evita is capable of raising many millions of dollars from Leftists across the country for her reelection campaign.
She would be very hard to dislodge.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (I2/tG)


I remember reading that the Dem establishment was planning to eliminate her district during the post-census district shuffle.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:24 PM (dOV9E)

310 295 This video had me laughing, because it's so true.


Evolution of dance: 80s to now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uubH2ikgJPI
Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 03, 2020 11:18 PM (RU4sa)


OMG can that guy dance!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

311 > How many died last year? How many died in 2009?

Over 50,000 people die in the U.S. every week. That's like A VIETNAM WAR EVERY WEEK, people.

I blame Trump.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:25 PM (mNq/0)

312 Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (I2/tG)

Caruso-Cabrera is a former T.V. anchorwoman. I don't think she's a slouch at raising money. A O-C being against Amazon putting a place there didn't go well with a big segment of the community.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2020 11:25 PM (bW1Yb)

313 Clapton sounds lost on that album/tour. Money must have been overwhelming. Probably was, because Waters was competing with Pink Gilmour at the time. Clapton's blues based licks/riffs were all wrong for Waters' bullshit concept album.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at May 03, 2020 11:25 PM (ja/kn)

314 307 {{{{Ladyl}}}}

Glad you had a good visit with grandlovie. We are considering breaking polesucker's ridiculous 10 mile "rule" and going across the state next weekend to see ours
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)


Dear sweet Jesus--just do it!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:25 PM (TdMsT)

315 So my retarded, unelected* governor has decided that Oregon will stay under house arrest for another 60 days. Being one of the first states to go full retard, we have been under orders since March 11th. This is supposedly to save lives....but let's do some math here:
Oregon population: 4,100,000
days of quarantine: 45 (so far)
Average life expectancy: 80 years?
Days in a year:365
4,100,000*45/365 = 505,479 people years
505,479/80 = 6,318 lives that Kate Brown has sacrificed so far
in another 60 days the total will be 14,743
They will probably claim that they saved 20 million Oregonians and the Portlanders will say "thank you Kate Brown, we don't know what we would do without you"




*Kate Brown was appointed by disgraced governor Kitzhaber and got to serve almost a full 4 years because Kitzhaber had just taken office about a month earlier, then she had the luxury of running as an incumbent.

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at May 03, 2020 11:25 PM (h1jJh)

316 "Has anyone said fuck the tyrant DeWine and his hack medical witchdoctor lately"

Wouldn't be opposed to stuffing Coonman Babykiller Northam up DeWine's ass, then shoving the two of them up Larry "Curley" Hogan's ass, and so on and so forth. Make a real big fuckhead turducken.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:26 PM (oyRx8)

317 > I remember reading that the Dem establishment was planning to eliminate her district during the post-census district shuffle.

She's managed to piss off both the D'Alesandro/Pelosi and Cuomo crime families.

Probably the Kennedy crime family too, but no one gives a shit about them any more.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:27 PM (mNq/0)

318 Kindltot

I thought you meant Bob Murphy the sportscaster, not the economist.
The economist Bob Murphy had some interesting ideas. But he covers up keen insights by being wrong on some other big ideas.

'Not even clear on any controversy with him at Hillsdale. He's bounced around a lot!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:27 PM (u82oZ)

319 You rang?
https://www.bugasalt.com
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (0ReGO)

Yeah. I remember those. But I mean a real pistol, with cartridges loaded with smokeless powder, and small particles of shot. A little more jam than those toys.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:28 PM (LZcDP)

320 Such were the calculations of my brat mind.
Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 03, 2020 11:19 PM (zqhdn)


Pretty scary, for a kid.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

321 awright, youse, really g'night then.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (cqteU)

322 Westchester Evita is capable of raising many millions of dollars from Leftists across the country for her reelection campaign.

She would be very hard to dislodge.
Posted by: The ARC of History!


She might willingly lose for that very reason.

Exempli gratia: Bernard Sanders

Posted by: not at all cynical Miklos at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

323 Wow, I didn't know Manzarek was dead. I guess it's totally normal, but I hadn't heard that yet
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 03, 2020 10:36 PM (5jaxN)

Yep. Happened while he was playing "The End"

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (Cd618)

324 319 You rang?
https://www.bugasalt.com
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 11:04 PM (0ReGO)

Yeah. I remember those. But I mean a real pistol, with cartridges loaded with smokeless powder, and small particles of shot. A little more jam than those toys.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:28 PM (LZcDP)


Yeah, I have one of those. The only Kickstarter I ever backed. It's great for flies, if you can get them to hold still. But a 2" murder wasp is not going down under that little puff of salt.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (dOV9E)

325 Don't they make a .22 round with small birdshot in it?

Harmless at any significant distance. Might be ideal for the ChiCom Murder Hornets.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (mNq/0)

326 Night again sock_rat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (A5zUN)

327 313 Clapton sounds lost on that album/tour. Money must have been overwhelming. Probably was, because Waters was competing with Pink Gilmour at the time. Clapton's blues based licks/riffs were all wrong for Waters' bullshit concept album.
Posted by: occam's brassiere



Heh! Pro's and Con's of Hitchhiking was Water's best solo album. Go figure.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (C3BnY)

328 Can't believe I pulled it off.
Posted by: Jewells45


As Milady just said, That is so cool!

May have been asked & answered already, but what year birthday?

Also, happy birthday to Mom. Who did the work.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 11:31 PM (oBghv)

329 Hey everyone. Don't trust Sulu. Sulu is asshoe.

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Who Had A B-Wing... at May 03, 2020 11:31 PM (dwojT)

330 325 Don't they make a .22 round with small birdshot in it?

Harmless at any significant distance. Might be ideal for the ChiCom Murder Hornets.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (mNq/0)


That rings a bell. Is that what they call snake shot?

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (dOV9E)

331 fuckhead turducken.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

hey guys-got a name!

Posted by: The Fuckhead Turduckens, who will be seen opening for somebody at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (QzkSJ)

332 Yeah, I have one of those. The only Kickstarter I ever backed. It's great for flies, if you can get them to hold still. But a 2" murder wasp is not going down under that little puff of salt.
Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (dOV9E)

---

Flamethrower.

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (RU4sa)

333 Jewells,
congrats on the bday parade and your retirement. Awesome.

Posted by: Farmer at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (LthQw)

334 > Is that what they call snake shot?

Yeah, I think I've heard it called that.

I believe farmers also use it on mice and similar critters.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (mNq/0)

335 "Don't trust Sulu. Sulu is asshoe."

Sulu is homoe.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (oyRx8)

336 Talk about a sobering statistic.

Of the first 7 F-100F Wild Weasels to go into combat, five were lost.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (c6gLH)

337 I think I will send this pastor suing Northram in VA a check. They're fined for having 16 people in a Palm Sunday service in a church that seats over 150 or more:

https://tinyurl.com/y7y5xe8q

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2020 11:33 PM (bW1Yb)

338 {{{Jewells}}}

Welcome to a world where everyday is Saturday!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 03, 2020 11:34 PM (TdMsT)

339 But a 2" murder wasp is not going down under that little puff of salt.
Posted by: Splunge


Saltpeter.


Does stuff to the males.

Posted by: Miklos with Common Knowledge in the US Army c. 1942 at May 03, 2020 11:34 PM (QzkSJ)

340 Alberta Oil Peon

Snake shot. For a revolver, not a magazine fed weapon, because not enough recoil to load the next round.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:34 PM (u82oZ)

341 Notice how the hardest hit states all have the most draconian policies and yet....they aren't working?

Also, remember when the left told us that Wuhan Flu was going to kill Trump voters almost exclusively?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 03, 2020 11:35 PM (WdocV)

342 336 Talk about a sobering statistic.

Of the first 7 F-100F Wild Weasels to go into combat, five were lost.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:32 PM (c6gLH)

It seems shocking, but when your job is to hunt anti-aircraft emplacements...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 03, 2020 11:35 PM (A5zUN)

343 And now for something completely different

Green Jelly "Three Little Pigs"

https://youtu.be/Gtffv9bpB-U

Posted by: random lurker commenter at May 03, 2020 11:35 PM (48RE5)

344
This video had me laughing, because it's so true.


Evolution of dance: 80s to now:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uubH2ikgJPI
Posted by: SMH

=======

Haha, and he never did grab his crotch!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at May 03, 2020 11:36 PM (G51Gf)

345 339 But a 2" murder wasp is not going down under that little puff of salt.
Posted by: Splunge
Saltpeter.
Does stuff to the males.
Posted by: Miklos with Common Knowledge in the US Army c. 1942 at May 03, 2020 11:34 PM (QzkSJ)


I've gotten pretty good with the salt gun. But not quite good enough to shoot a wasp's dick off.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:36 PM (dOV9E)

346 Glad you had a good visit with grandlovie. We are considering breaking polesucker's ridiculous 10 mile "rule" and going across the state next weekend to see ours
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (/UQ/R)

Does that goo-gobbler harass out of staters too? I might be flying into Denver on the way to Mt Rushmore later this month

Posted by: Ghost of Bob Crane at May 03, 2020 11:36 PM (Cd618)

347 I remember reading that the Dem establishment was planning to eliminate her district during the post-census district shuffle.

Not until 2022. In any case, New York City is growing, and the rest of the state is shrinking, so it would be hard to "eliminate" a Congressional district in NYC. Pretty hard to redraw the map in such a way that AOC wouldn't have a viable district to run in.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:36 PM (I2/tG)

348 Anna Puma

How is the writing these days?

And yes, we lost a lot to the North Vietnamese. I understand why Nixon took so long to be decisive, he had to decouple a response from the USSR and China before he took it to the North Vietnamese.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:36 PM (u82oZ)

349
309 305 Westchester Evita is capable of raising many millions of dollars from Leftists across the country for her reelection campaign.
She would be very hard to dislodge.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (I2/tG)

I remember reading that the Dem establishment was planning to eliminate her district during the post-census district shuffle.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:24 PM (dOV9E)



Has someone actually speculated on that besides me? I know I've said it here several times that they've probably told her to knock some of her shit off or they'll redistrict her ass. And that's why you get her doing stuff like endorsing Biden but then saying that Tara Read should be heard. Its a power struggle within the Dem Party, and Pelosi's type hold the reins but AOCs sect wants to replace them.

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2020 11:37 PM (Z7lwY)

350 .... well maybe the murder wasps will laugh off the salt blasts, but clearly they are no match for the Horde!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 03, 2020 11:38 PM (0ReGO)

351 Yow want to get everyone otherwise they will start a new and maybe more than one nest.

SMH flamethrower is the ticket.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 11:39 PM (C+nsl)

352 Apple and Android just shutdown purchases from Gunbroker.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 11:40 PM (C+nsl)

353

Have a jar full of trained Asian bees that will hug the murder hornet to death.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 11:41 PM (aKsyK)

354 SMH flamethrower is the ticket.
Posted by: Braenyard


For a mere $500

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbH3_feTpAw

Posted by: Miklos Musk (sold separately) at May 03, 2020 11:41 PM (QzkSJ)

355 buzzion

Should be easy to get a qualified and winning Dem candidate in NYC!

Rerun the guy she won against, or did he want out? He was a competent, low profile criminal in office.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:42 PM (u82oZ)

356 I have that Green Jelly album, Attack of the Cereal Killers or something. I think that was another Beavis and Butthead inspired purchase. (so were Tool and Dream Theater, so BnB weren't always as dumb as they looked).

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:42 PM (oyRx8)

357 353 Have a jar full of trained Asian bees that will hug the murder hornet to death.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 03, 2020 11:41 PM (aKsyK)


You're not here for the hugs, are you?

Posted by: Murder Wasp at May 03, 2020 11:43 PM (dOV9E)

358
Check the wiki on the giant hornets for the methods the Japs use to exterminate them.

One is literally beating them with a stick. They also use various trap contraptions taking advantage of the size difference between the hornets and the bees.

Then are poisoning tactics, trying to get them to take various poisons back to their hives.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2020 11:43 PM (f1Vqw)

359 At least when Malthus wrote, the ideas were pretty
novel. Ehrlichs's rehash came on top of at least 150 years of
continuous and obvious failure. (Which is why everyone except backs
ignored malthus)
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 03, 2020 11:09 PM (q3gwH)


Malthus did not say that a population would outstrip its resources, what he said that if we try to ameliorate the condition of the poor, the current limits on population growth from society, economic realities and custom will be removed and then the population growth would only be checked by starvation.

This is not completely accurate, but it was a novel and contra-intuitive stance. He also understood that subsidies to the poor do not work in the end, as they only drive demand higher, and create inflation, which was a poorly understood phenomenon at the time.

I believe, by the way, from reading Kipling's poem Gods of the Copybook Headings that Kipling had either read Malthus, or read authors who had read Malthus' On Population, because it also echos Malthus' points attacking Candorcet and Goodwin.

(one more defense of Malthus, by the way, and my card is punched out all the way and I can buy myself a free coffee with any equal or more expensive cup of coffee!)

Posted by: Kindltot at May 03, 2020 11:43 PM (WyVLE)

360 Don't they make a .22 round with small birdshot in it?

Harmless at any significant distance. Might be ideal for the ChiCom Murder Hornets.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:30 PM (mNq/0)

I am sure that would work. But those little .22 shotshells are kind of expensive. And i don't know if they feed reliably in a semi-auto.

What I had in mind is a purpose-built bug gun, built as an automatic pistol, that can only chamber and fire the special shotshells made for it. The idea being to get it declared as a "non-gun" for law-enforcement purposes.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:44 PM (LZcDP)

361 Need to get back to writing just so I can have a best seller and quit Wal-Mart.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:45 PM (c6gLH)

362 Hey everybody.

Asian Bees from China are Deadly in the Extreme.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2020 11:45 PM (L2ZTs)

363
Question, should I attach them to the wall with an L bracket?
Posted by: Infidel at May 03, 2020 10:22 PM (nvc6v)

----

Because of small child and earthquake zone, I secured all free-standing shelf units and cabinets to the wall with light metal chains, at the top. Medium heavy eyehook screwed into a wall stud and another screwed into top of cabinet or shelf unit. Chain and a removable locking ring to connect.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at May 03, 2020 11:45 PM (t5m5e)

364
I have a candidate for experimenting with the murder hornet: Greasy Gretchen Whitmer. We'll give her a stick, and tell her to chase down the murder hornet hive.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 03, 2020 11:46 PM (f1Vqw)

365 Killing the Murder Wasps is not good enough. I want them to suffer a little. A little taser, maybe, or some Captain and Tenille on big speakers.

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:46 PM (dOV9E)

366 publius, just tell Gretch they're not quarantining!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2020 11:46 PM (L2ZTs)

367 Braenyard

The Government Lockdown in Democrat areas is like the German Enabling Act of 1933 (("Law to Remedy the Distress of People and Reich").

They both bypassed the legislatures, and over-rid parts of the applicable Constitutions. There was not going back for Germany.

For the US, we shall see. It would be true we would be in deep trouble now, if Hillary was President. Fortunately, HCWNBPOTUS.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:46 PM (u82oZ)

368 Need to get back to writing just so I can have a best seller and quit Wal-Mart.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:45 PM (c6gLH)


But think of all the ... colorful ... characters !

: -))
Best of luck, Anna ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 03, 2020 11:47 PM (LPnfS)

369
355 buzzion

Should be easy to get a qualified and winning Dem candidate in NYC!

Rerun the guy she won against, or did he want out? He was a competent, low profile criminal in office.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:42 PM (u82oZ)



I think the conventional wisdom is he lost because he didn't try.

Posted by: buzzion at May 03, 2020 11:47 PM (Z7lwY)

370 Asian Bees from China are Deadly in the Extreme.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Gonna have say nah

Try again

Posted by: Haiku 101 at May 03, 2020 11:47 PM (QzkSJ)

371 Haiku, it's not Haiku
It's ABCDE

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

372 5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

That is the basic form.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:49 PM (w7KSn)

373 > The idea being to get it declared as a "non-gun" for law-enforcement purposes.

Hmm.... how about something like a paintball gun mechanism, except adapted to feed in charges of birdshot instead of paintballs?

They'd likely be considered air guns under the law, which means you'd only be in trouble if you lived in a full-communist region like Chicago.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:50 PM (mNq/0)

374 Murder Wasp alights
Harmony of nature gone
Beats Biden speeches

Posted by: Splunge at May 03, 2020 11:50 PM (dOV9E)

375 >>>For the US, we shall see. It would be true we would be in deep trouble now, if Hillary was President. Fortunately, HCWNBPOTUS.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:46 PM (u82oZ)


Amen

Posted by: Braenyard at May 03, 2020 11:51 PM (C+nsl)

376 5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

That is the basic form.
Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:49 PM (w7KSn)

And it doesn't rhyme, so therefore not poetry. I will admit that some haiku are clever, but i would call them aphorisms, not poetry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:51 PM (LZcDP)

377 Really? A quote from Roger Effing Waters? That guy's a complete dirtbag. And I was just sitting down to watch an episode on The Gorilla Channel. Now I'm just in a funk. . . .

Posted by: FIIGMO at May 03, 2020 11:51 PM (Qf08A)

378 It could rhyme in Japanese!

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:53 PM (w7KSn)

379 Here's my Haiku 101 homework:

Fuckhead Turducken.
Many governors in one.
Do not trust. Asshoe.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 03, 2020 11:53 PM (oyRx8)

380 Really? A quote from Roger Effing Waters? That guy's a complete dirtbag. And I was just sitting down to watch an episode on The Gorilla Channel. Now I'm just in a funk. . . .
Posted by: FIIGMO at May 03, 2020 11:51 PM (Qf08A)

Sometimes, quotes are put up just so that we can see how stupid and/or evil the person being quoted is. MisHum is not endorsing these people.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:54 PM (LZcDP)

381 That is the basic form.
Posted by: navybrat


csirkepaprikás
korettel izles szerint
jaj de jo, együnk!

Posted by: Miklosian Haiku at May 03, 2020 11:54 PM (QzkSJ)

382 Alright, all of you morons, and I mean that with the utmost respect.
There was exactly one American pop hit single that used the haiku form, and nothing rhymed.

Name it, please. No Google.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:55 PM (w7KSn)

383 It could rhyme in Japanese!
Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:53 PM (w7KSn)

Hai samoka boo, bayeh, hai samoka boo.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:55 PM (LZcDP)

384 Can't be American Pie. That rhymed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:56 PM (u82oZ)

385 Re: 336 and the Wild Weasels. YGBSM was the group motto, and with good reason. And now, back to The Gorilla Channel--it's a special interview tonight with their number one fan, POTUS DJT.

Posted by: FIIGMO at May 03, 2020 11:57 PM (Qf08A)

386 One of the original Wild Weasel Super Sabres suffered an engine failure and crashed in Thailand. This is F-100F-20-NA 58-1221.

http://f-100.org/pages/f-100f_81221-3.shtml

Same plane on roll out as a Wild Weasel at Eglin armed with rockets and napalm.

http://f-100.org/pages/f-100f_81221-2.shtml


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 03, 2020 11:58 PM (c6gLH)

387 This kid can dance:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36JMeBSG8D0

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 03, 2020 11:58 PM (RU4sa)

388 Name it, please. No Google.
Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:55 PM (w7KSn)

Macarthur Park?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 03, 2020 11:58 PM (LZcDP)

389 Ghost.......I actually have no idea about out of staters.....shrugs. Although I do know that in city and county of Denver effective May 5....you will be fined if outside of your home without a mask.....insert puke emoji here

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 03, 2020 11:58 PM (/UQ/R)

390 > There was exactly one American pop hit single that used the haiku form, and nothing rhymed.


Give your body joy
Not trying to seduce you
Hey, Macarena!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 03, 2020 11:58 PM (mNq/0)

391 Work day tomorrow, feeding kids in the barrios.

Have a wonderful night, full of significant non-social distancing.

Not, repeat, NOT anti-social distancing. The sniper is for the Art thread only.

You are all wonderful, in your own way. Even our creatively mad Hungarian.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:59 PM (u82oZ)

392 Splunge: ...a folk singer I'd never heard of, named Odetta. Pretty amazing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A9askVdzI8


Milady says, Oh, I love Odetta.

Thanks for the link!

...her full name is Odetta Holmes... gotta be where Stephen King got the name of a character in the Dark Tower series.

I mostly know of King from jibes on here, and moments of Carrie and others incompletely caught on hotel cable with commercials. Not my genre.

He wrote that one with the mystery murder semi chasing... Dennis Weaver was it? What I caught of that, I thought that was amusing.

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 03, 2020 11:59 PM (oBghv)

393 "Hey, Macarena!"

Before that.
Way before.
Plus, I have no idea if that even qualified.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:00 AM (w7KSn)

394 Over the last three hours, I've gotten two pages of the story I proposed in the book thread this morning done. It's all exposition dialogue that badly needs to be pared down and edited, but it'll occur two to three chapters in. At this rate, though, I'll be done with the first draft in a few years. Oh well!

Posted by: pookysgirl, off in fantasyland at May 04, 2020 12:00 AM (XKZwp)

395 'Not even clear on any controversy with him at Hillsdale. He's bounced around a lot!
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 03, 2020 11:27 PM (u82oZ)


No controversy, he just got his PhD elsewhere.

Murphy may be wrong about things, I think his pacifist position is a poor one for example in that it is literally a free rider position, but he is honest about his positions and he has thought things through. (and what sort of libertarian would I be if I did not embrace free riders as long as it doesn't cost me too much extra?)

he did point out a very large issue with Austrian/An-Cap thinking in that it is far to focused on absolute property rights, and has no answer to the socialist question about what to do about someone who is destroying his own property or animal or child? The radical An-Cap position is to treat everything as property, but is that right classification for a dog or a child? and even so, does an individual loose title to property if they neglect it or somehow otherwise act in a way to loose title or open it up for being claimed through adverse possession?

He has claimed no answer yet, but he is willing to say this is a huge question.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2020 12:00 AM (WyVLE)

396 Hey, Macarena!
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Why did that make me think simultaneously of both Albert Gore Jr. and Senor Frog's in Playa del Carmen?

Posted by: Miklos, unsteady on his feet at May 04, 2020 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

397 > Plus, I have no idea if that even qualified.

Nope, it doesn't. No seasonal reference.

Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 04, 2020 12:01 AM (mNq/0)

398 Nite, Salty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 12:01 AM (LZcDP)

399 {{{{Infidel}}}}

I think you should be ok with the shelves

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:02 AM (/UQ/R)

400 382 Alright, all of you morons, and I mean that with the utmost respect.
There was exactly one American pop hit single that used the haiku form, and nothing rhymed.

Name it, please. No Google.
Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:55 PM (w7KSn)


This one rhymes, and you have to throw away the tag line, but...

Wild Thing
You make my heart sing
You make everything...groovy
Wild Thing
I think I love you

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2020 12:02 AM (dOV9E)

401 I shall reveal the answer in 50 more comments.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:02 AM (w7KSn)

402 >>> 371 Haiku, it's not Haiku
It's ABCDE
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 03, 2020 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

CDB?
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y99fjzag

CD murderhornet?!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 04, 2020 12:03 AM (0ReGO)

403 Splunge gets the buzzer

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:03 AM (w7KSn)

404 I shall reveal the answer in 50 more comments.
Posted by: navybrat


Navybrat-Threat or Menace?

Posted by: Miklos, under duress at May 04, 2020 12:03 AM (QzkSJ)

405 Promise

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:04 AM (w7KSn)

406 Really? That was the right answer?

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2020 12:04 AM (dOV9E)

407 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 03, 2020 11:22 PM (bW1Yb

.....

It's all good Fen.

My sense of humor is an acquired taste for most and definitely out of place on NextDoor.

I think even God looks down and shakes his head and says "That boy ain't right".

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 04, 2020 12:04 AM (e+NXE)

408 Buzzer = wrong answer, go home

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:05 AM (w7KSn)

409 Ah, bummer. Not unexpected, though.

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2020 12:06 AM (dOV9E)

410 The kid (at the time) who taught Michael Jackson how to moonwalk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UZRkK9cSa8o

Posted by: SMH - Seriously? at May 04, 2020 12:06 AM (RU4sa)

411 I note that the word "umlaut" does not have an umlaut.

Doesn't seem....fair, somehow.

Posted by: Miklos, Orthographic Social Justice Warrior at May 04, 2020 12:06 AM (QzkSJ)

412 I may not be able to make to fifty additional comments at this rate.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:07 AM (w7KSn)

413 A concert with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi would suck.
A concert with the Beach Boys appearing would suck.

Posted by: Dave (in MA) at May 04, 2020 12:07 AM (0EVQt)

414 Ain't too proud to beg
Please don't leave me, don't you go
Ain't too proud to plead

(some ancillary words omitted)

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (dOV9E)

415 Anyone on here a podiatrist? They want to do reconstructive Charcot foot surgery on Mr. WDS's right foot. And because of their office's tight restrictions I was not allowed in on this recommendation and he remembers about 20% of the conversation with her

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (/UQ/R)

416 How about a Oh No Yoko concert?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (c6gLH)

417 I may not be able to make to fifty additional comments at this rate.
Posted by: navybrat

Just when raimondo could show up and be useful.

Figures.

Posted by: Miklos, modestly contributing at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (QzkSJ)

418 The Alar apples happened during my apple picking days. I worked with pickers that worked citrus harvest. They were more concerned about those sprays as they got rashes from them. Alar was just a growth hormone to make bigger apples.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:10 AM (Lqy/e)

419 In fact, Malthus' point is that if we take away the limiting elements that keep society in check, we had better have something in place to keep things from exploding.

I understand Nietzsche stated in essence, "it is too late, they are gone. We better start looking extra hard now"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 04, 2020 12:12 AM (WyVLE)

420 Richard Burton's performance in the title role of "Wagner" is the single greatest acting tour de force I have ever seen.

So... check it our if you have seven hours & 45 minutes.

You'll thank me. It's astonishing. It was his last performance before he died, btw.
Posted by: mnw at May 03, 2020 10:11 PM (Cssks)


It must have taken a ton of make unto get Richard Burton to look like Lindsey Wagner !!!

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:12 AM (LPnfS)

421 Ok I am drinking heavily and will never honor my own fifty comment suggestion.
So, here is the answer:

"Moonlight in Vermont"
1944

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:12 AM (w7KSn)

422 Wasn't John Wayne flying a Sabre when he made it with that Russian pilot?

Posted by: Braenyard at May 04, 2020 12:12 AM (C+nsl)

423 navybrat......I can be useful.....actually shot par on two holes today......pretty stoved about that since I hadn't golfed for six months

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:12 AM (/UQ/R)

424 Tomorrow I call Catholic Social Services. I'll be overdue again on rent. I'm still waiting on my damn coronacheck. I have $24 to my name, will have a bit more when my tax return finally deposits on Wednesday, even though is shows "pending" right now on my account. I am employed and insured...for now...but it pays shit. I have no way to improve my lot because of the draconic measures of this false quarantine. I have lost two whole months not being able to correct this situation, and God only knows what economy will still exist within a month or two.

What the flying fuck am I supposed to do? Pray? Beg for help? I literally have to be completely at the mercy of others?

And I see Facebook posts from my other family members, none of whom are on the edge, showing off this frou-frou recipe or that cozy family situation. And it stabs me right in the heart again. I feel like family in name only.

I am filled with rage against myself and the world. And, I won't lie, a little at God.

Maybe a lot at God.

I don't know how to proceed. I don't know where to turn.

God, torturing me to get me to glorify you is not the work of a benevolent entity. But that's what it feels like is happening.

Fuck all of this. I don't want to wake up in the morning. Because the best I can hope for is more of the same, but...worse is more and more likely as time goes on.

I don't know what I want of life. I know what I used to want. Now all I want is for this stupid, drawn-out shit, the helplessness and pointlessness, to be over.

Not planning anything rash. I don't even have the courage for that.

I don't know what else to say or who to say it too. I guess I just want someone to know.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (CUU+W)

425 So it turns out that smokers are less susceptible to the corona virus. Well if it will save one life, then we will just have to set all of NYC on fire. For the children.

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (xgpfE)

426 They want to do reconstructive Charcot foot surgery on Mr. WDS's right foot. And because of their office's tight restrictions I was not allowed in on this recommendation and he remembers about 20% of the conversation with her
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (/UQ/R)


Call and speak with the podiatrist by phone?

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (LPnfS)

427 I understand Nietzsche stated in essence, "it is too late, they are gone. We better start looking extra hard now"
Posted by: Kindltot


Nietzche stated nothing "in essence".

Germans don't write that way.

Posted by: Miklos, Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän at May 04, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

428 425 So it turns out that smokers are less susceptible to the corona virus. Well if it will save one life, then we will just have to set all of NYC on fire. For the children.
Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (xgpfE)

Aerial bombardment with Pall Mall Non-Filter 100s would probably have the same effect.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:16 AM (A5zUN)

429 I don't know what else to say or who to say it too. I guess I just want someone to know.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (CUU+W)


I have some extra.

Any of the COBs have your e-mail?

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:16 AM (LPnfS)

430 Nietzche stated nothing "in essence".

Germans don't write that way.
Posted by: Miklos, Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaftskapitän at May 04, 2020 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

Might as well expect GK Chesterton to write a one sentence commentary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:17 AM (A5zUN)

431 Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 12:14 AM (CUU+W)

This will pass. All anyone can ask is that you do your best.

Posted by: Splunge at May 04, 2020 12:17 AM (dOV9E)

432 So, here is the answer:

"Moonlight in Vermont"
1944
Posted by: navybrat

*all Morons (except for Broseidon) immediately sign up for Jeopardy*

Posted by: Miklostradamus at May 04, 2020 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

433 Adriane......working on a video conference.....but they wanted to do the surgery this Wednesday

Brother Tim.....email in my nic....will send you my number if you need to talk

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:18 AM (/UQ/R)

434 Brother Tim,

You tell yourself what I tell me every day, be not afraid. And it's hard where you are right now, because I've been there and thought I would never get out. But somehow, I got through it. Pray because it is always the best thing you can do, especially when it seems hopeless. And I will pray for you tonight too.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:19 AM (Lqy/e)

435 Once one excepts that out side is trying to kill you murder hornets, killer bees, and tarantula hawk wasps all just become background noise.

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 04, 2020 12:20 AM (NeD6B)

436 Brosiedon gets my unending respect for his Jeopary appearance.
I have known only 2 of those.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 04, 2020 12:22 AM (w7KSn)

437 Braenyard: This is a man's world, Luciano Pavarotti &:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaB9F3R9cIY


Wow again. Thanks for that! Wish I understood Italian. I tried turning on the closed captions, but it had English for Jim and Italian for Luci. Reeeal helpful.

Still, wow.



So hard to get caught up on comments when there's so many http tangents. Esp when I'm blogging some great vids.

What's the saying, the behinder I get... something...

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 04, 2020 12:23 AM (oBghv)

438 Brother Tim, these are terrible times, but there will be better times ahead. The lives of many have been altered forever because of a plague from China, which has amplified other situations that weren't that great to start with. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers tonight.

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2020 12:24 AM (oGBso)

439 Jet Pilot: John Wayne, Janet Leigh

Sabres in the opening sequence but Wayne was shown flying a Starfighter.

Chuck Yeager did some of the stunt flying.
It was a Howard Hughes film which he thought one of his best. Wayne thought it was his worst film.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 04, 2020 12:24 AM (C+nsl)

440 If ye must, my email is brother.(what used to be here) AT stompershack, dot, com. I'm going to hang around here tonight. I don't feel like sleeping. I need...I don't know what I need anymore.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 12:25 AM (CUU+W)

441 If Roger Waters changed, he could be Roger Steam or Roger Ice Cube.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at May 04, 2020 12:28 AM (Ndje9)

442 Here's another one you may enjoy.


Poland responds to DeBlasio:

https://t.co/5hC76XQXet
https://tinyurl.com/y7qx5dhs

Posted by: Braenyard at May 04, 2020 12:29 AM (C+nsl)

443 What's up with Asia? First China gives us the Kung flu. Now Asia is giving us murderous hornets.

----

Asia really lost their way after John Wetton died.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:29 AM (Y6EGw)

444 I personally have found Laura Ingalls Wilder's life to be inspiring. Damn, those settlers in the Dakotas were tough.

A real problem right now is a lack of human contact. They are underestimating how terrible this is for people. It has to stop or it will drive people crazy.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:31 AM (Lqy/e)

445 juvenile, paranoid self indulgence dressed up as profundity.
Posted by: occam's brassiere


Wait... doesn't this describe almost the entirety of the Moron comments on A♠ ?

Posted by: mindful webworker
link: Lizard Queen of Chicago
at May 04, 2020 12:33 AM (oBghv)

446 A real problem right now is a lack of human contact. They are underestimating how terrible this is for people. It has to stop or it will drive people crazy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:31 AM (Lqy/e)

We'll they are so much smarter than all those people who are forced to live in quarantine. If they have to be sacrificed, so be it.

They will realize why there were all those western songs about guys going out to the hills, searching for gold alone, and then stirring up trouble when they came back to town.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:34 AM (A5zUN)

447 Damn, those settlers in the Dakotas were tough.

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And it was LEGAL to take your kids out into the wilderness and live a dangerous life.

...Now?

Not even lawn darts.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:34 AM (Y6EGw)

448 RKae, Geoff Downes was in both Asia and The Buggles.

I've read that Heat Of The Moment and Video Killed The Radio Star are basically the same song. I don't hear it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:35 AM (L2ZTs)

449 Axe murders are way down, now that families are not snowed in all winter long with no electricity. 120v cures cabin fever.

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:38 AM (xgpfE)

450 I need...I don't know what I need anymore.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 12:25 AM (CUU+W)


A few weeks ago, one of the - ettes mention that she hid indoors and had a good cry.

Guys don't like to do that.

So ... deep breath, hold for 5, and let it out forcefully. Learned it in an adult caregiver lecture of youtube. People under stress forget to exhale and start a shallow breathing pattern.

Does this change your situation? No.

What it might do is help you switch mental gears...

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:39 AM (LPnfS)

451 navybrat.......another trivia question for the night......what was the first video on MTV?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:39 AM (/UQ/R)

452
How about a Oh No Yoko concert?


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 12:09 AM (c6gLH)

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how about a combination Yoko/Frank Zappa concert?

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 12:40 AM (dlZr1)

453 Brother Cavil Tim, you know the Horde is here with an ear. Even more than an ear if you will accept it. Is there something I can do to help?

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 12:40 AM (ouBhA)

454 Apologies but just gotta share:

I think I'm getting the hang of this "don't overcook your steak" thing...

https://tinyurl.com/yc4olpoz

(Also, this ribeye I had tonight was really well marbled.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:41 AM (L2ZTs)

455 navybrat.......another trivia question for the night......what was the first video on MTV?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:39 AM (/UQ/R)


Dire Straight's I want my MTV !!!!

What do I win?

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:41 AM (LPnfS)

456 I've read that Heat Of The Moment and Video Killed The Radio Star are basically the same song. I don't hear it...

Posted by: qdpsteve

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That's complete madness. I don't know who would say that or why.

Geoff Downes is brilliant. Steve Howe said of him "He's the best keyboardist Yes have ever had." High praise indeed, considering who the other Yes keyboardists were!

Downes did a really cool all-instrumental album called "The Light Program." Right in the middle of the '80s, it very, very '80s! If you ever get a chance, give it a listen.

His new stuff with The Downes/Braide Association is unabashedly a throwback to the '80s sound. (Sort of like the way the Stray Cats brought the '50s into the '80s, Downes/Braide is bringing the '80s into the 21st Century.)



Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:41 AM (Y6EGw)

457 I gotta call it a night. Had to yell at my springer for barking too much. He just won't stop but gets scared if I yell at him. Doesn't have my husband to protect him so I gotta comfort him. Have a good night.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:42 AM (Lqy/e)

458 Adriane.....you don't win

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:42 AM (/UQ/R)

459 Brother Cavil Tim, forgot to give contact info:

mindysosiare at hoo-ya dot komm

(Hope the address is not too cryptic. Yahoo is what I mean.)

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 12:42 AM (ouBhA)

460 Good note Notsothoreau......sleep tight and take care!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:43 AM (/UQ/R)

461 RKae, I think I agree with you.

I know Downes is a lot more talented than he looks. There's a pic of him with Trevor Horn (for the Buggles) from 1980 that cracks me up. Trevor is sitting there with his oversized glasses, the very picture of early 1980s new wave cool, and next to him is Downes with his long hair, leather pants, sneer and early 1970s swagger. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:43 AM (L2ZTs)

462 navybrat.......another trivia question for the night......what was the first video on MTV?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:39 AM (/UQ/R)

Dire Straight's I want my MTV !!!!

What do I win?
Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic

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You win NOTHING! You are WRONG!

It was the Buggles: "Video Killed The Radio Star."

...And that Dire Straits song was called "Money For Nothing."

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (Y6EGw)

463 Night

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (/UQ/R)

464 Adriane.....you don't win
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:42 AM (/UQ/R)


Pink Floyd's I want my MTV to Set Control to the Heart of the Sun ???

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (LPnfS)

465 Night Notsothoreau.

If I may confess, in the early days I always scanned your name as Nosferatu.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (A5zUN)

466 376 5 syllables 7 syllables 5 syllables

Five syllables here.
Seven more syllables here.
Are you happy now?
Still my favorite grade school classroom haiku.

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (xgpfE)

467 RKae......we have a winner!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:45 AM (/UQ/R)

468 She looks better as a lizard than the zombie she is.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 04, 2020 12:46 AM (C+nsl)

469 Five syllables here.
Seven more syllables here.
Are you happy now?
Still my favorite grade school classroom haiku.
Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:44 AM (xgpfE)


: -))

A rose may be red
A violet may be blue
That is my haiku ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 12:46 AM (LPnfS)

470 Apologies but just gotta share:



I think I'm getting the hang of this "don't overcook your steak" thing...



https://tinyurl.com/yc4olpoz



(Also, this ribeye I had tonight was really well marbled.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:41 AM (L2ZTs)

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steak: you're doing it right.

congratulations, grasshopper.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 12:49 AM (dlZr1)

471 Test, test.

I can't post. It keeps telling me that I'm a spammer.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:49 AM (Y6EGw)

472 My senior year in high school we went to Paris and I bought that Buggles album in a large department store

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:50 AM (/UQ/R)

473 red, thanks!
That's what I wanted to hear :-)

I also found a fantastic Sweet Heat rub for it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

474 Steak?

Burn the HELL out of the outside and leave the center RAW!

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:51 AM (Y6EGw)

475 So......no I'm not really 29 Just act like it

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:51 AM (/UQ/R)

476 RKae, sounds like you like to cook it while it's still frozen. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:52 AM (L2ZTs)

477 ...

'Rub'?

...

For steak?

...

Is this still America?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:53 AM (A5zUN)

478 RKae, sounds like you like to cook it while it's still frozen. :-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

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I zap it with my eye lasers.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 12:53 AM (Y6EGw)

479 how do you cook the perfect steak?

show the cow a picture of a fire on a flash card, then start cutting.

if a good vet can bring the steak back to life, you're golden.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 12:54 AM (dlZr1)

480 Aetius, at least I'm not still charring it black like the rest of my family does. Gimme a break. Baby steps. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:54 AM (L2ZTs)

481 RKae, I believe that's known as the "Misanthropic Humanitarian" preparation method :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:55 AM (L2ZTs)

482 BTW:

qdp, have you tried any of the sources i e-mailed you?

the Rocker Bros in Inglewatts have *awesome* meat. we just ordered MOAR....

and the Espanola place in Harbor City had really interesting stuff too, just haven't had a chance to eat any yet.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 12:56 AM (dlZr1)

483 Actually I shouldn't say 'rest of my family.' My bro-in-law took a leading role (along with the Horde) in teaching me to enjoy steak medium or redder. He's also taught his wife (my sis) to enjoy it that way.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:56 AM (L2ZTs)

484 And on that same Paris trip in 1980......we wandered slightly off the good parts. We had scarves on and had roaming Asian yutes grab our scarves and tried to pull us off the street! Thankfully! The guys in our group saw what was happening and rescued us

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 04, 2020 12:57 AM (/UQ/R)

485 red, I will check 'em out and keep you posted. Thanks!!

I need more places to buy meat than Vons, Albertsons & Ralphs, that is for sure. Their selection often leaves me wanting.

Then there's Sprouts, which is weird... their steaks tend to look great, but most of them aren't graded. (Unless I'm missing something.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:58 AM (L2ZTs)

486 There is a fine line between pink on the cooked side and chewy on the cold side. You want to be on that line.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at May 04, 2020 12:58 AM (A5zUN)

487 Red, are you familiar with Beef Palace in Huntington Beach by any chance?

I admit I tend to be especially partial to OC establishments, and they have a fantastic reputation from everything I've seen, read and heard.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 12:59 AM (L2ZTs)

488 LOL. Just saw a pic of Beef Palace in Huntington Beach. They're in a mini mall right next to a smoke shop.

They oughta be flanked on the other side by either a topless bar or an adult bookstore. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:00 AM (L2ZTs)

489 Oi!
We don' need no education!
We don' need no thawt con-trol!

Dark Side of the moon is the most overrated album in history.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 04, 2020 01:08 AM (LxTcq)

490 Bourbon, I tend to agree.

Is DSOTM pretty good? Yes.
As good as everyone says it is? No.

And I just refuse to take anything Roger Waters says seriously. The man is just filled with hate.

I believe there's a song on The Final Cut where he sings about putting Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan on an island, and then nuking the island.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:10 AM (L2ZTs)

491 A real problem right now is a lack of human contact. They are underestimating how terrible this is for people. It has to stop or it will drive people crazy.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


Oh, no. They know damn well how bad it is. The subject has been studied to death for decades. They know. This is not unintended consequences. I believe it is the clear point of the exercise, destroying all social bonds so they and their institutions can swoop in.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 01:10 AM (CUU+W)

492 Red, are you familiar with Beef Palace in Huntington Beach by any chance?

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Never heard of them, but i haven't been an OC frequent flyer since the early 90's.

good rule of thumb: if they carry Harris Ranch beef, it's likely pretty good.

https://www.harrisranch.com/product-category/harris-ranch-beef/

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 01:10 AM (dlZr1)

493 My senior year in high school we went to Paris and I bought that Buggles album in a large department store
Posted by: westminsterdogshow


Galleries Lafayette

Posted by: Miklos, hazarding a well-informed guess at May 04, 2020 01:11 AM (QzkSJ)

494 A real problem right now is a lack of human contact. They are underestimating how terrible this is for people. It has to stop or it will drive people crazy.

Yeah, I expect mass psychiatric casualties if this goes on another month.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 01:12 AM (I2/tG)

495 red, thanks again.

I just checked out Rocker Bros. They look good. I wonder if they'll come out to your car. Not too bad looking a spot in Inglewood (I had some nightmarish experiences just driving through years ago on my way to the Hollywood Park casino).

Unfortunately they're out of stock on a lot of items, but I will bookmark them. Anyone in SoCal who'll sell me a Wagyu without demanding my soul, both arms and both legs is good with me.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:12 AM (L2ZTs)

496 While a proper, Medium Rare steak is a thing of joy to consume, I did learn something when I was a wee lad in the mid '60s.

The "steakhouse" then, was more along the lines of Western Sizzler.

You were lucky to get a 1/2 inch thick steak, and even the Sirloin was a crappy, fatty cut of greasy, gristly horror.

But when ordered well done, and with ample quantities of black pepper applied, the grease was minimized, and it yielded a palatable, jerky-like flavor.

It was not then, nor ever could be a "good steak".

But I did find a way not to gag on the gristly greaseball, and that mattered, then.

I think that the 50s/60s Western Sizzler format "steakhouses" corrupted the concept of "Steak" for a generation, or more.

And I'll credit Stuart Anderson's "Black Angus" steakhouse chain, for the first wedge into "better".

While giving similar credit to Ruth's Chris towards the acceptance of the Premium Steak experience.

The rest, as they say, is history.

Neither Outback nor Texas Roadhouse can claim to have been game changers, compared to what I've written above.

What they are though, is magnificently successful successors to the "franchise" format of the Western Sizzler, and the "better" format of Black Angus.

Both produce perfectly good steaks at very approachable prices.

But Ruth's Chris, Morton's, Capital Grille, and others.

I'll put it to you this way. Even if you *aspire* to live in a trailer park, you owe it to your self to one such steak dinner at such a place, before you die.

They're that good. They're that far *beyond* good.

And if you don't have an 1,800 degree broiler, it's gonna be damn hard to compete with a 2" steak, hot all the way through, but perfectly rare in the center, and the JUST RIGHT bit of char, on the surface.

I think I cook one of the finest stovetop sirloins in the skillet, that can be found.

But I don't delude myself into thinking that my steak is the next Morton's.

'Cause it's not.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 04, 2020 01:12 AM (QzJWU)

497 Dang Beach Boys...

Wait somebody mention STEAK?

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:14 AM (kFkpX)

498 Pink Floyd is the 'Vonnegut' of rock music -- no one listens to that s*** after high school and college.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 04, 2020 01:16 AM (vuisn)

499 Jim, thanks.

A lot of the advice I've gotten here at AoS has turned out to be 100% spot-on correct and handy. For instance:

- I no longer look for straight red beef; I look for good marbling.

- I try to do things to ensure my steak will taste good *pre*-cook, *without* having to drown it in sauce.

- Also, I prep my steak and leave it unrefrigerated for at least an hour before putting it on a HOT grill pan.

All good stuff I learned here.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:16 AM (L2ZTs)

500 Pink Floyd is the 'Vonnegut' of rock music -- no one listens to that s*** after high school and college.
Posted by: Dr. Varno

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Back in '85 (I was in my early 20s) I heard Marillion's "Misplaced Childhood." I said, "This is the album Pink Floyd THINKS they're making."

Pretty much stopped listening to Floyd after that.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:18 AM (Y6EGw)

501 RKae, I will have to give that album a listen. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:21 AM (L2ZTs)

502 Pink Floyd is the 'Vonnegut' of rock music -- no one listens to that s*** after high school and college.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 04, 2020 01:16 AM (vuisn)


Yes, Karen ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 01:22 AM (LPnfS)

503 You ever notice how it seems kind of weird to see an American flag pictured somewhere now? The media - all media - pretty much put the kibosh on them except when absolutely expected (like a Super Bowl pregame or a political speech) - right after showing them continuously draped over coffins between 2003 and November 4, 2008.

Seriously, think about how the flag looks to you when you see it now. Like a stranger. Like a very welcome friend, but one you surely haven't seen in a while. How it wasn't such an uncommon sight when you were growing up. Or even two decades ago. How you'd see it waving proudly all the time in TV, movies, and not just flapping around at some house where some white supremacists live. Or hanging in some make believe FBI lobby where all the *real* super heroes work.

The American Flag as seen in media, is mostly just a quaint image now, the kind of thing that only makes you feel like you're looking to the past - not the present or the future. Think it's a coincidence?

Posted by: ... at May 04, 2020 01:23 AM (xvh8n)

504 "We are mixing into this epidemic the most lethal means for suicide that has ever been invented," Dr. Eric Fleegler, a professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School

Let me guess -- Guns? I dunno, but jumping in front of a speeding train has got a better track record.

Or having the goods on the Clintons? Jeffery Epstein could weigh in with an opinion, if he wasn't so very busy being still dead.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 01:25 AM (Z4rgH)

505 And if you don't have an 1,800 degree broiler, it's gonna be damn hard to compete with a 2" steak, hot all the way through, but perfectly rare in the center, and the JUST RIGHT bit of char, on the surface.


Sous Vide, cher Jim.

CBD, can I have a witness!

Posted by: Miklos, with well seasoned skillet at May 04, 2020 01:27 AM (QzkSJ)

506 The American Flag as seen in media, is mostly just a quaint image now, the kind of thing that only makes you feel like you're looking to the past - not the present or the future. Think it's a coincidence?
Posted by: ...

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No image on your TV screen is accidental or a coincidence. At this point, it's ALL symbolic mass programming.

It's at the level of ritual now.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (Y6EGw)

507 BREAKING

Study confirms 97.8% of Coronavirus victims had something on the Clintons

Posted by: MiklosWatch at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (QzkSJ)

508 Let me guess -- Guns? I dunno, but jumping in front of a speeding train has got a better track record.

But it only kills 1 at a time ...

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (LPnfS)

509 Miklos, it's right in the name of the virus!

Corona = crown = queen = coronation = Hillary

WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:31 AM (L2ZTs)

510 Wedding anniversary today - 23 years. I grilled burgers. Yay me!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars

Awesome Krebs. Here's to the next 23! Huzzah!!

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 01:32 AM (YFQDl)

511 5 syllables
7 syllables
5 syllables

That is the basic form.

Posted by: navybrat, laying low at May 03, 2020 11:49 PM (w7KSn)


There is also another basic rule for good haiku beyond the 5-7-5 syllable rule that is often overlooked/unknown. One line must be a line of action, a frog jumping, snow falling, that kind of thing. The other two lines are observational to that line; the action line can be any of the three.

A perfect example of this:

Waiting in the marsh,
The heron stands silently,
Fish sense death is near.

The action line here, though subtle, is the second one, 'the heron stands silently' while the other two lines revolve around/are observational to that action. Another action line would be something like 'lazily snowing' or 'a frog jumps into the pond'. Action in haiku does not necessarily mean 'bang, bang, shoot 'em up' as subtlety is generally the unwritten rule of the day.

Posted by: RickZ at May 04, 2020 01:32 AM (Y8PSl)

512 ..Sous Vide, cher Jim.

CBD, can I have a witness!

Posted by: Miklos, with well seasoned skillet at May 04, 2020 01:27 AM (QzkSJ)



Your or CBD. Same cut of meat, as in literally, two steaks cut sequentially from the same loin, backstrap or quarter.

Ruth's, Morton's or Capital cooks one.

Y'all cook the other.

Serve 'em both to me at table, and let me be the judge.

And I get to take the leftovers home in the doggie bag.

I'll pay $100 to one of you, and $100 to the restaurant, for the experiment and experience.

Not lookin' to mooch for free, here.

But y'all arrange it, and I'll show up and tucker in.

And write at length, as to the results.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 04, 2020 01:33 AM (QzJWU)

513 Sorry Jim....

Over the pit with the hot at the top...2 inch bone in Rib Eyes..room aged for 3 days.. salt .cracked pepper
(my feat) a brushing of blended avocado oil and fresh garlic brushed both sides and then set to the sear hot.. drive the liquids to the center of the meat...then rotate in place 45 degrees to set the coat of bar marks...and further drive the liquids (we talking mere minutes)..pull the steak downward to slightly cooler and flip...repeat the above to get Med/Rare.

Or start at this point for a longer cook for Med..Med/well without burning Char into the meat


rest for 10 mins after pulling ...slice on the 45 degree angle blade to cutting board and against the grain of yer meat


slurp it up with a fine bottle of local CAB

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:33 AM (kFkpX)

514 WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!!
;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Ima send that to Alex Jones.

Might get you a discount on his private label Herbalife products.

Posted by: MiklosDeals at May 04, 2020 01:34 AM (QzkSJ)

515 Posted by: Worst President Ever at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (2BkiS)

37k, according to the CDC, killed by a WMD sneak attack by your allies in Beijing, but nice try.

Posted by: Methos at May 04, 2020 01:35 AM (kOpft)

516 Miklos, ooo Herbalife!!
Takes me back to 1989... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:35 AM (L2ZTs)

517 Nightwatch, I thought cabernet was the official drink of the deep state ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:35 AM (L2ZTs)

518 We're trapped in houses.
Police arrest kayakers.
Karen laughs loudly.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 01:35 AM (I2/tG)

519 Posted by: Worst President Ever at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (2BkiS)

You are out of the loop, troll-fag. CDC just reduced their WuFlu death count to 37,000. Pity you ain't one.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 01:36 AM (LZcDP)

520 And write at length, as to the results.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim

A blind steak tasting pairs well with a Chateau du Snarque and a Valu-Rite digestif.

Posted by: Miklos, doing the Fritz Feld "POP" at May 04, 2020 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)

521 #506; worst haiku ever.

Posted by: george at May 04, 2020 01:38 AM (gJZii)

522 67,000 Americans dead and climbing.

MAGA
Posted by: Worst President Ever

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Damn! I do miss the Obama years when NO ONE EVER DIED!

Kids on skateboards got hit by cars, but bounced up off the road, laughing and unhurt...

Old people got younger and younger, until they transformed into teenagers again...

Sure, some planes crashed, but the passengers just strolled out of the wreckage, still sipping their cocktails.

Those were indeed the days.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:38 AM (Y6EGw)

523 RKae, wasn't it incredible?!?!?!?!?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:38 AM (L2ZTs)

524 Posted by: Worst President Ever at May 04, 2020 01:29 AM (2BkiS)

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Grim milestones, man.

*sad concerned face*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 04, 2020 01:39 AM (cuKeo)

525 67,000 Americans dead and climbing.

MAGA
Posted by: Worst President Ever

Your wife Karen called. She said her boyfriend is finished so it's time to come home. She also said you need to pick up some milk, bread and tampons on the way home.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 01:39 AM (YFQDl)

526 You are out of the loop, troll-fag. CDC just reduced their WuFlu death count to 37,000. Pity you ain't one.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

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And those numbers from the Center for Despicable Corruption are STILL inflated ridiculously.

We're watching tomorrow's worthless history books getting written in real time.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:40 AM (Y6EGw)

527 Takes me back to 1989... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve

Let's go.

In 1989, formerly commie countries became free.

A great time and place to be alive.

In 2020, America....well...

Posted by: Miklos, avec le Nostalgie, and a soupcon of Ennui at May 04, 2020 01:41 AM (QzkSJ)

528 ..A blind steak tasting pairs well with a Chateau du Snarque and a Valu-Rite digestif.

Posted by: Miklos, doing the Fritz Feld "POP" at May 04, 2020 01:37 AM (QzkSJ)



So what you're telling me here, is that you're buying the test "steaks" at the Wuhan wet market?

Pass!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 04, 2020 01:41 AM (QzJWU)

529 We're watching tomorrow's worthless history books getting written in real time.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:40 AM (Y6EGw)


We don't need no steenkin' history books.

The NEA

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 01:43 AM (Z4rgH)

530 Miklos, hmmm
Jim, yeah that ain't "steak"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:43 AM (L2ZTs)

531 Ah! 1989! Good year!

Nicolai Ceaucescu wasn't laughing!

...He is NOW, of course, but he wasn't then.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 01:44 AM (Y6EGw)

532 518

Steve...REALLY....ya wanna crush me like that from my growing up days wine learning???

Do I have to strip down naked now and stand at the Metro Station in NOHo and declare my re-education?

That was harsh.......

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:45 AM (kFkpX)

533 Nightwatch, ya know I love ya
:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:46 AM (L2ZTs)

534 And hey, I drink Pepsi sometimes. The official soft drink of the deep state.

Also I enjoy Frito-Lay bean dip, the official dip of the deep state.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:47 AM (L2ZTs)

535 Ruth's Chris! Haven't been to one in years now, holy shit, that would be as close to Heaven as I'm liable to be able to see just now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 01:48 AM (CUU+W)

536 It was a cloudy, sort of blustery day here today. I got outside at noon, and did some weed-whacking, and junk sorting, and emptied the ashes and metal junk out of the burn barrel and bagged them. Poured some pails of used solvent into my solvent drum, so I can get rid of the pails. Those white plastic pails break down pretty rapidly in sunlight. Main object is to try and get the shop corner of my yard tidied up to make it easier to work out there.

Raked up the whacked weeds, and put them, and some rotten boards and pails into the burn barrel. Around 5:30, it began to rain a little, so I flashed up the burn barrel and came inside. Kept an eye on it, though, and it burned down without any trouble.

It's truly remarkable how much shit can accumulate just outside shop doors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 01:49 AM (LZcDP)

537 *Russian accent*
Emergency! Everyone to get from street!

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 04, 2020 01:50 AM (LxTcq)

538 534 Nightwatch, ya know I love ya
:-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:46 AM (L2ZTs)

Like a Viking?

/looks confused, backs out of the thread, slowly

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 04, 2020 01:50 AM (NgKpN)

539 My first wine was Boone's Farm.

I've got no room to criticize anyone else's oenologist credentials.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 01:50 AM (Z4rgH)

540 Please don't quote the trolls. The COBs have to remove the comment, as it is. Removing more comments has to suck.

I've seen this particular piece of advice for a long time, now.

...and now I'm sounding like them. I've got YouTube and DLive Moderator stench all over me.

*hits the shower*

Posted by: Slapweasel at May 04, 2020 01:51 AM (Ckg4U)

541 To bad we can't have Mike-Mike quick reaction forces out in the brush to deal with in-coming trolls.....digital napalm at the very least......cluster bombs.....JDAMS....Dang , my son sent me Tuber shit from Afgan ..with ...DAD!! check this out!!!!

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:51 AM (kFkpX)

542 Romeo, like a bro in arms :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:52 AM (L2ZTs)

543 Due these uncertain times, at present home delivery of Tube Steak is limited to biological women.

Thank you for your understanding.


The Paolo, LLP

Posted by: Miklos, Customer Experience Associate at May 04, 2020 01:53 AM (QzkSJ)

544 Regular meat = delivered by Omaha Steaks

Paolo's tube products = delivered by OMG Steaks

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 01:54 AM (L2ZTs)

545 Ruth's Chris! Haven't been to one in years now, holy shit, that would be as close to Heaven as I'm liable to be able to see just now.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 01:48 AM (CUU+W)


I blew an $80 comp at one a decade or so ago...

on a meal for one. It was damn good, but pricey. They have a Ruths at the Hard Rock in Biloxi.

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 01:55 AM (Z4rgH)

546 *Russian accent*
Emergency! Everyone to get from street!
Posted by: BourbonChicken

I thought Palp taught everyone how to do proper Slavlish.

Posted by: Miklos, is now having flashbackshchi at May 04, 2020 01:57 AM (QzkSJ)

547 Hi Slap, I am off to bed, but it is really good to see you, I hope that you are well.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at May 04, 2020 01:59 AM (a4EWo)

548 *hits the shower*
Posted by: Slapweasel

*pops Slap in the ass with a towel*

Posted by: Miklos (no homo) at May 04, 2020 01:59 AM (QzkSJ)

549 rest for 10 mins after pulling ...slice on the 45 degree angle blade to cutting board and against the grain of yer meat





slurp it up with a fine bottle of local CAB

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:33 AM (kFkpX)
----
you misspelled "West-side Paso Robles Zinfandel"

HTH!

and you're welcome.

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 01:59 AM (dlZr1)

550 There's gonna be a whole lot more dead under President Trump. When he gets four more years.

Posted by: ... at May 04, 2020 02:02 AM (xvh8n)

551 I blew an $80 comp at one a decade or so ago...

on a meal for one. It was damn good, but pricey. They have a Ruths at the Hard Rock in Biloxi.
Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 01:55 AM (Z4rgH)

You can get a pretty darn good steak at Caesar's Steak House in Calgary, Alberta. Same price range as Ruth's Chris. Waiters in tuxes, IIRC. Their claim to fame is the invention of the Caesar cocktail: vodka, Mott's Clamato juice, dash of Worcestershire sauce, dash of Tabasco, served with ice in a glass rimmed with spiced salt. Garnished with celery stick, or pickled string bean. Yummy, they are.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 02:02 AM (LZcDP)

552 Brother Tim, I sent you an email.

Now it's time for me to hit the hay even though hay never did anything to me.

Fight the good fight, beloved Horde!

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 02:02 AM (ouBhA)

553 you misspelled "West-side Paso Robles Zinfandel"


Put a match to that first, see if it burns clean.

Posted by: Miklos, speaking The Wisdom of His People at May 04, 2020 02:03 AM (QzkSJ)

554
Steve...REALLY....ya wanna crush me like that from my growing up days wine learning???



Do I have to strip down naked now and stand at the Metro Station in NOHo and declare my re-education?



That was harsh.......

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 01:45 AM (kFkpX)

----
ewwww

i drive by there several times a week...

atop that!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 02:04 AM (dlZr1)

555 The accent story from The Russians Are Coming!, as I've mentioned before, was Alan Arkin. Pretty much perfect. I know he had some Russian family background, but he wasn't first generation Amurican, so wondering if he got it from grandparents on one side, around them.

But the really completely unremarked/curious detail about that movie, Russia-wise, was the the exchange at the pier, where "Whittaker Walt" is sort of lecturing the sub captain about threatening the town. When the Arkin character introduces Reiner, he tells the captain "he's a writer". Note the captain's reaction.

As in many societies, in Russia, an actual writer has very high status (try to find a square in Latin America named after anything but a poet or writer - OK, the odd independence revolutionary is there too, but overall, it's all writers).

The captain initially looks impressed and more interested. Then - "what does he write?".

"Musikalniye komediyii" - musical comedies.

Captain's face deflates.

Perfect, but no doubt unappreciated by 99% of the American audience. Curious.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2020 02:04 AM (El6T/)

556 540

oenologist?

Did you ever ride bicycles up the The Westside road wine trail to the Russian River Valley? In my 20s.....yes, some of the best vineyards....the tasting rooms were free.....and if you could ride back along that death defying 2 lane road to your starting point without ending up in the river....a fine day indeed

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 02:05 AM (kFkpX)

557 Looks like the clock has struck midnight here. Time to see if I can get the dog upstairs. Her back is sore again. I gave her a gabapentin capsule with her dinner, so maybe that has given her some relief.

Night, horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 02:05 AM (LZcDP)

558 As in many societies, in Russia, an actual writer has very high status



Also teachers (not here, and for good reason).

Posted by: Miklos, let me tell you the one about the two immigrant dogs at May 04, 2020 02:08 AM (QzkSJ)

559 Hmm. Sipping a west side Paso zinfandel as we speak, er, type. Thacher. Think we've visited there, sort of remember where it is.

"West side" means west of the 101 in the Paso area. Because of topography, that also defines climatic regions, and to some extent soil type. West side - calcareous soils, marine influence (depending on elevation and location); east side, different soils, much hotter/drier.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2020 02:08 AM (El6T/)

560 ..Captain's face deflates.

Perfect, but no doubt unappreciated by 99% of the American audience. Curious.


Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2020 02:04 AM (El6T/)



Still gonna try the flight out there, more sooner than later. Sooner is cheaper, natch.

ANY of the Little Italy pizza joints, yet exist? I'm buying.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 04, 2020 02:09 AM (QzJWU)

561 Also teachers (not here, and for good reason).
Posted by: Miklos, let me tell you the one about the two immigrant dogs at May 04, 2020 02:08 AM (QzkSJ)


Many of the children killed at the Cheynain ? school massacre had brought flowers to their teacher on the 1st day of school.

Posted by: Adriane the Bees Love My Backyard Critic ... at May 04, 2020 02:13 AM (LPnfS)

562 AAaaHHhhh...jeeez

Fucking MONDAY again as REMINDED me by the bitch I call my ALARM CLOCK......Telling me to to bail now or pay the price come O DARK 45....yes you Bitch....off to bed now...


Fuckin hate my life...night horde...

Posted by: The Nightwatch at May 04, 2020 02:14 AM (kFkpX)

563 Ah, Westside Road in Sonoma.

I used to hit Sonoma wine country 2-3 times a year, even though I lived on the east coast. Starting mid-80s.

Those visiting now won't believe how different it was.

Not in terms of development, population, etc. - they've kept the lid on that.

But as Nightwatch said, all tasting rooms were free - it was a point of pride and reverse-snobbery vs. Napa, just a few miles and one mountain ridge east.

I would only go on weekdays, and out of peak season (those iron laws still apply to all wine travel). Still remember several times, winemaker/owner was pouring tastings, and had other things to do - rack some wines, other things - and would just bring us back with him into the working area.

Recall once - a few fairly hot but wine-newbie young women were there, guy brought them back too, and gave us a sample tasting of the just-crushed sauvignon blanc grape juice, from the tank.

It was, of course, incredible - as grape juice. Amazing flavor. The girls said - "why don't you just sell it like this?!". Winemaker said - "$5 a bottle, vs. $20 a bottle?".

Anyway. Sonoma changed. Most tasting rooms now have fees. Much more crowded. Healdsburg was pretty normal. Now, infinitely more chi-chi.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 04, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)

564 Could be worse, Nightwatch. At least you have a reason to get up in the morning.

"Safer at home", maybe. Saner, fuck no.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at May 04, 2020 02:19 AM (CUU+W)

565 336
Talk about a sobering statistic.

Of the first 7 F-100F Wild Weasels to go into combat, five were lost.
-- Anna Puma

I worked with a guy who knew a guy who was in on the beginning of the Wild Weasel program. It was unofficially named YGBSM. As in "I'm gonna ride backseat while some invulnerable fighter jock deliberately draws SAM fire, and I'm gonna play the music to make them miss? You Gotta Be S**+ing Me!" The guy still to that day had "YGBSM-1" vanity plates.

Posted by: Whiggish Boffin at May 04, 2020 02:19 AM (k/Co7)

566 ...As in many societies, in Russia, an actual writer has very high status (try to find a square in Latin America named after anything but a poet or writer - OK, the odd independence revolutionary is there too, but overall, it's all writers). ...

rhomboid, yep, I've read that too. The Russians take their writers very seriously.

It's probably due to all the repression and censorship. When an errant sentence can land you in the gulag, it tends to focus the mind wonderfully (paraphrased).

Posted by: GnuBreed at May 04, 2020 02:22 AM (Z4rgH)

567 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 04, 2020 02:29 AM (L2ZTs)

568 "Safer at home", maybe. Saner, fuck no.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim

"Insanely Sanitary at Home"

Posted by: Gov. Miklos Gretchen-Witless at May 04, 2020 02:48 AM (QzkSJ)

569 The Russians take their writers very seriously.

It's probably due to all the repression and censorship.





The repression and censorship is not what it appears.

Posted by: Nikolai Gogol at May 04, 2020 02:49 AM (QzkSJ)

570 I worked with a guy who knew a guy

Posted by: Whiggish Boffin

Same here. Always kept an eye on that guy. You just never know.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 02:52 AM (YFQDl)

571 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 03:05 AM (arJlL)

572 Right on jewlelsl #98 i think of you every time I pull out my AOS keychain

Posted by: Summer of Love at May 04, 2020 03:24 AM (FJrl0)

573 Today is Fouro de Mayo......

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 03:32 AM (arJlL)

574 Same here. Always kept an eye on that guy. You just never know.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety

Took my eye off that guy once.

Once.

Posted by: And that explains Miklos' monocle at May 04, 2020 03:33 AM (QzkSJ)

575 Sadly I didn't have to get up for another hour, but here I am.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 03:42 AM (ZCEU2)

576 Good morning, Skip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 04, 2020 03:45 AM (u82oZ)

577 Sadly I didn't have to get up for another hour, but here I am.
Posted by: Skip

This is the perfect time to sneak up on the bee's nest

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 03:45 AM (arJlL)

578 Its at least 20 feet if not hight up

Just looked at my daily log of Chinese Lung disease, NY, NJ, Pa,and Wisconsin all down, only my county had more than yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 03:50 AM (ZCEU2)

579 Mornin', all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 03:50 AM (kck+S)

580 Hiya MLii !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 03:51 AM (arJlL)

581 If you wake up in a place, and remember how you got there, it's an OK start.

Posted by: MiklosAM at May 04, 2020 03:51 AM (QzkSJ)

582 Are those cases or deaths, Skip?

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 03:52 AM (kck+S)

583 Hi JT!

Oooh. Liking my hash (kick a**)

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 03:54 AM (kck+S)

584 Deaths, Pa added 26, NY 280, NJ 129, Wisconsin 5
NY usually has in the 400s but since May started been in the 200s,

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 03:58 AM (ZCEU2)

585 Until it stops in NY we are going to be bombarded by the media, if the deaths continue anywhere else the media won't care.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 04:01 AM (ZCEU2)

586 Skip,

Maybe the cold calculus of the Left in NY is that this saves money in the end. Like the Liverpool path in NHS, UK.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 04, 2020 04:08 AM (u82oZ)

587 Going back to sleep.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 04, 2020 04:09 AM (u82oZ)

588 More people out and about yesterday than I've seen in a while. Bikers, both varieties, everywhere. Stopped in at my place of work on way home from mom's, we were swamped this weekend.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 04:10 AM (kck+S)

589 Yesterday took a bike ride, was just going to township park but at the intersection saw 4 cars all decorated up with signs and balloons and Seniors class of 2020, so took longer way back through the housing development and lots of houses had ballons and ribbons on mail boxes and yards Congratulations 2020 Seniors. Woukd be early but sincce they called school off wonder if the all were just mailed degrees.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 04:10 AM (ZCEU2)

590 Sleep well, NaCly

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 04:10 AM (kck+S)

591 Might as well get moving, don't have to leave until after 6am, starting later and closer to home just today. Tomorrow and rest of week further from home than I been in awhile.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 04:13 AM (ZCEU2)

592
Today, the dog eater celebrates Quatro de Cinqo!

What an intellectual powerhouse that guy is!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at May 04, 2020 04:16 AM (pNxlR)

593 Night all. Got some yard work done and I'm beat. Prayers up from here for Slap and chavez. Awesome folks who deserve our prayers,

Posted by: Farmer at May 04, 2020 04:19 AM (LthQw)

594 Good Morning Morons today is Sunday, May 3, 2020. On this day in 1998 a federal judge in Sacramento, California, gave "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski four life sentences plus 30 years after Kaczynski accepted a plea agreement sparing him from the death penalty. Kaczynski is serving eight life sentences without the possibility of parole at ADX Florence, a supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:20 AM (mpXpK)

595 The communist idiot gov of MI plays one of their favorite weapons against the protesters; RACISM.


https://tinyurl.com/y8qlawwv

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:20 AM (mpXpK)

596 Trump gave a 'virtual town hall' at the Lincoln Memorial with Fox News yesterday. He said he expects we will have a vaccine by the end of the year and a lot of other stuff. If you did not see this on Fox yesterday this is worth a read.


https://tinyurl.com/yd9w53mc

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

597 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/y9pqppd5


And that's it for today. Combine coronacrap with normal slow news Monday and you get nothing out there.

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

598 Thanks, Vic !

Have a good one !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 04:24 AM (arJlL)

599 Today, the dog eater celebrates Quatro de Cinqo!

What an intellectual powerhouse that guy is!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Ok Mr. Smart Guy.

Try saying that in Austrian.

Posted by: Miklos, pondering Poi Dogs at May 04, 2020 04:24 AM (QzkSJ)

600

Was all ready to say mornin' but upon 2nd refresh, Vic's 1st drop was up so I figured I'd give it a few.

Okay, mornin' all.
It's back to work day.

Posted by: TeeJ - slight change there but still me at May 04, 2020 04:30 AM (E6qoh)

601 Pa construction can start May 1 so that should get things moving. Two weeks ago material yards were still 1/2 staffed.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 04:33 AM (ZCEU2)

602 666?
/joke...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4, ONT Rx tech at May 04, 2020 04:37 AM (dlZr1)

603 Thanks for the links, Vic. I'm seeing a lot of criticism for Trump's interview being held at the Lincoln Memorial. Good grief I am sick of all of that.

Better get going.

Have a good day, all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 04:44 AM (kck+S)

604 603
Thanks for the links, Vic. I'm seeing a lot of criticism for Trump's
interview being held at the Lincoln Memorial. Good grief I am sick of
all of that.



Better get going.



Have a good day, all



Posted by: My life is insanity at May 04, 2020 04:44 AM (kck+S)



And
that was because he really gave it to the press on that interview. And he was 100% right. The MFM really is our enemy.

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:48 AM (mpXpK)

605 Been lots of blog articles on Flynn, wonder is a shoe going to drop on that soon.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 04:52 AM (ZCEU2)

606 Great picture on Shorpy today. Isn't this young nurse in 1940 a real honey-pie.

https://tinyurl.com/yalmxh7j

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:56 AM (mpXpK)

607 Vic I like old pictures of people and wonder put them in modern clothes would they be out of place. Sometimes I think so.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:01 AM (ZCEU2)

608
Movie alert: if you like revenge flicks, use Roku search and look for Rolling Thunder. Stars William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones.
Also spotted Flash Gordon...
enjoy!

Posted by: Gooshy at May 04, 2020 05:17 AM (pWIWK)

609 Fox finally get their 'this day in history' up.


https://tinyurl.com/yaemt777

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 05:21 AM (mpXpK)

610 Argle bargle glumphy pooth

Posted by: raimondo at May 04, 2020 05:23 AM (zi9UP)

611
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 04, 2020 05:27 AM (oKzQZ)

612 why she blathering as republicans win in any means necessary! Ever here of gab?Twitter is NO! good samiritans sneak into answers less the border patrol unless theydestroying of iran and anything else they have been sent letter term for water for wrong

Posted by: raimondo on tap at May 04, 2020 05:29 AM (QzkSJ)

613 g'mornin', 'rons
Posted by: AltonJackson

It's almost noon in Budapest.

Posted by: Mean Miklos Greenwich, inventor of Universal Time at May 04, 2020 05:31 AM (QzkSJ)

614 That Roger Waters dude from Pink Floyd is a socialist. I had rather not known that. Why is he here? Why leave England? We have enough home grown socialists here, now we import them? We need to be exporting them. And they let him become a U.S. citizen. And he loves Obama, sure he does. And he hates Trump, sure he does. Open boarder, no tax is enough, loudmouth asshole. Canada not good enough for you? Then how about Venezuela? No, has to come here and spread his shit. Entertainers should keep their politics to themselves. I think the smart ones do.

Posted by: Case at May 04, 2020 05:32 AM (tWAkG)

615 Hooray for Monday!

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2020 05:34 AM (NGm/n)

616 I see no reason for a Monday celebration

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:35 AM (ZCEU2)

617 >>> I see no reason for a Monday celebration

Me, either. Just being a dick.

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2020 05:39 AM (NGm/n)

618 Waters is a raving anti-Semitic Leftist.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:40 AM (ZCEU2)

619 I really thought you were just being sarcastic

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:41 AM (ZCEU2)

620 FUN FACT


The consulting company Accenture (formerly Arthur Andersen Consulting) was originally supposed to be called Monday.

Because some branding consultant geniuses thought that "Monday" would be a great, happy, optimistic sounding name, because everybody loves Mondays.

The company is called Accenture.

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at May 04, 2020 05:41 AM (QzkSJ)

621 >>> just being sarcastic

That, too.

Posted by: fluffy at May 04, 2020 05:44 AM (NGm/n)

622 No one likes Mondays, ok maybe the Boomtown Rats

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:45 AM (ZCEU2)

623 No one likes Mondays, ok maybe the Boomtown Rats
Posted by: Skip

Nobody's gonna go to school today

Posted by: Miklos, witht he additional advantage of being true at May 04, 2020 05:46 AM (QzkSJ)

624 Gotta go to work, but I will we back later, y'all.

Posted by: Eromero at May 04, 2020 05:48 AM (XhWtx)

625 My old cat just wants lap time and is unhappy when that doesn't happen.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 05:52 AM (ZCEU2)

626 Don't let your Monday ruin your Sunday.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 04, 2020 05:57 AM (COzlW)

627 Damn, we all remember our graduation from highschool. (if we did) I still remember some of the gifts I got from relatives. A shirt made from polyester which I never wore, money, and a case of coke...This year most seniors only get Instagram notes and no memories.Headline in the local news: Will schools open in 2021?I'd bet my school taxes go up again.

Posted by: Colin at May 04, 2020 06:01 AM (/Quxn)

628 Only when I know Mondays job is going to be Hell does it ruin Sunday.
Should hit the road, though close could be long day as need to get as much done as possible today so tomorrow won't be worse.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 06:01 AM (ZCEU2)

629 Colin did you see my post up just before 4?
Sad thinking this years seniors were getting shafted out of all those events. And fresh out of the gate and no where to go.

Posted by: Skip at May 04, 2020 06:04 AM (ZCEU2)

630 Trump now referring to Covid in Biblical terms as a great plague. He's really got it bad.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 06:12 AM (xQJTG)

631 Thank you Lord for another day.

Even a Monday.

A monday beer after work goes down nice.

Posted by: jsg at May 04, 2020 06:15 AM (jY/1v)

632 mornin' y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at May 04, 2020 06:18 AM (NeD6B)

633 got my preop today fun fun

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 06:29 AM (JFO2v)

634 Nurse giving instructions to son of migratory laborer as to how to take medicine. Agua Fria migratory labor camp, Arizona.

Rub it on firmly with a steady pace until swelling is relieved.

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (JFO2v)

635 CBD highlighted the Oregon governor trying to be more authoritarian than Half-Whitmer, and now we have the woman who rules Maine entering the race. Strong entry too.

It seems some guy who owns a brew pub/restaurant in a county free of Chinese Attack Virus problems objected to a the governor's order to close the whole state, and went on Tucker to complain. In a nice touch, he also gave out the governor's private cell number. Governor Pol Pot didn't like his general attitude so she got the state licensing board to pull his health and liquor licenses.

She put him out of business. The governor of Maine just executed a guy economically, costing him his life savings, and fired all his workers. No trial. No crimes really. She was offended he questioned her edicts, so she had him killed. Maine is run by a crime lord, the Saddam Hussein of politicians. Bitch should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town by a crowd carrying sticks.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (NVYyb)

636 626 Don't let your Monday ruin your Sunday.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at May 04, 2020 05:57 AM (COzlW)

There a fine line between Saturday night and Sunday morning.

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 06:32 AM (JFO2v)

637 She put him out of business. The governor of Maine just executed a guy economically, costing him his life savings, and fired all his workers. No trial. No crimes really. She was offended he questioned her edicts, so she had him killed. Maine is run by a crime lord, the Saddam Hussein of politicians. Bitch should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town by a crowd carrying sticks.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (NVYyb)

Huck

That is Big Govt 101. Anyone at anytime can become an enemy of the state. And enemies of the state must be destroyed.

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 06:34 AM (JFO2v)

638 I see the next fake threat has arrived, Asian Giant Hornets have been sighted in the US and will destroy the honey bee population, and we're all gonna die!

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 04, 2020 06:34 AM (JUOKG)

639 Great picture on Shorpy today. Isn't this young nurse in 1940 a real honey-pie.

https://tinyurl.com/yalmxh7j
Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:56 AM (mpXpK)


I permanently boycotted Shorpy the day after Trump won the R nomination, when they just by absolute coincidence ran a picture of a Klan rally.

Fuck them.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 06:37 AM (2JVJo)

640 She put him out of business. The governor of Maine just executed a guy economically, costing him his life savings, and fired all his workers. No trial. No crimes really. She was offended he questioned her edicts, so she had him killed. Maine is run by a crime lord, the Saddam Hussein of politicians. Bitch should be tarred, feathered, and run out of town by a crowd carrying sticks.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (NVYyb)


And you notice no one in the state offices had the stones to stand up to the bitch. Behfel ist behfel.

This country needs a fucking Nuremberg court to hang all of these treasonous bastards, starting with Fauci and Birx and moving on to Halfwit and every other Dem governor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 06:39 AM (2JVJo)

641 Boker tov dear morons.

It was about 96 degrees at my HS graduation, and I wore very little under my robe. My cousin also graduated and when I got to my uncle's house for our party, he physically picked me up and threw me into his pool, robe and all. Fun Guy.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2020 06:40 AM (EZebt)

642 Another epic Hollywood disaster movie will be made.
I have seen the 1970-80's movie "Attack of the Killer Bees" showing great swarms heading north over the gulf...The year of Towering Infernal movies of the same era.Now we have a new title "Attack of the Giant Hornets" going direct to Netflix.Alfred Hitchcock, where are you (RIP) The Birds..

Posted by: Colin at May 04, 2020 06:43 AM (/Quxn)

643 Rub it on firmly with a steady pace until swelling is relieved.



Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (JFO2v)


Of course us perverts take that the way it sounds....At least the females can relax as the male migrates are doing as suggested.

Posted by: Colin at May 04, 2020 06:47 AM (/Quxn)

644 Anyway, good morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

The sun is shining here in northeast MA and it looks as though it is going to be a nice day. I'm just hanging to check the morning report, and then I have to get back to writing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 06:49 AM (2JVJo)

645 Morning!

Well, I guess the Illinois gov JB the Hutt has figured a way to get people back to work.

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker proposed a massive $80 million program Friday to hire "an army" of nearly 4,000 state workers to track anyone who came into contact with people who test positive for COVID-19.

Illinois can't pay it's bills, tax money down because people are forced out of jobs, but not to worry, we will find the money to hire 4000 people to jobs that will never go away. Jobs like taking your temp and tracking down all the people you've had contact with so they can have (force) them in for testing.

Hutt is asshoe!

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 06:50 AM (vd8XM)

646 I checked the morning weather and the NE is in for cold weather. Even snow on Thursday...Don't see any spring warmth for the coming week.

Posted by: Colin at May 04, 2020 06:51 AM (/Quxn)

647 Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 06:31 AM (NVYyb)

You are so right. Something startling occurred to me this morning -- we have no champion. No one is standing up unequivocally for the Constitution and against this peremptory seizing of power and deprivation of livelihood and basic rights. Trump is babbling about vaccines and phased re-openings while offering mere lip service to governors maybe "going too far." The Republican governors are all hedging bets and playing it safe.

Fear has gripped everybody -- fear of appearing insensitive or unmindful of safety. No one among our class of "leaders" is standing for liberty.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 06:56 AM (H8QX8)

648 Hopefully, this is a thing.

https://youtu.be/DTqipTcwxyA

Posted by: jsg at May 04, 2020 06:57 AM (jY/1v)

649 Good morning!

It seems we are getting the government we deserve good and hard.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 04, 2020 06:57 AM (60iFt)

650 mornin yall. Monday's child is pale of face from staying inside and playing video games all day.

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:00 AM (Tnijr)

651 @645.
Illinois is planning on getting a bundle of money from the U.S. government. Enough to get them out of debt with change left over.
I don't see why as a taxpayer from a state that has to keep a balanced budget we have to let these bum states off the hook.

Posted by: Case at May 04, 2020 07:01 AM (tWAkG)

652 I don't see why as a taxpayer from a state that has to keep a balanced budget we have to let these bum states off the hook.
Posted by: Case

Yep.
And I can just see, a "contact specialist" showing up at a house to test people. Only those people don't want to be tested.

I'm sure nothing bad will happen.

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:07 AM (vd8XM)

653 Cruz say Beijing is our biggest threat. He's wrong. I say it's our own government.

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:08 AM (Tnijr)

654 653 Cruz say Beijing is our biggest threat. He's wrong. I say it's our own government.
Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:08 AM (Tnijr)

You are correct.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:09 AM (H8QX8)

655
:CBD highlighted the Oregon governor trying to be more authoritarian than
Half-Whitmer, and now we have the woman who rules Maine entering the
race. Strong entry too.



Posted by: Huck Follywood:

Remember, As Oergon, Michigan and Maine prove, if we just had womyn running everything we would have world peace and harmony because they are so much better at the compassion thing.

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 07:10 AM (MxEKc)

656 traffic here in New Jersey was noticeable yesterday, for the first time in a month. Lots of people out and about, and out local park was full of people out getting sun or playing frisbee with the kids. Golf courses reopened, and tennis courts almost did (until the state said "no" at the last minute). Spring baseball for kids would normally be going strong right now, and I can't imagine what the reason is for keeping it closed if parents agree to social distancing rules for fans.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 07:11 AM (NVYyb)

657 NYS under Cuomo is so far in debt (even before the virus at 6-7 billion) that the only way to get out of it is to tax, tax, tax.My property assessment was just raised again. I guess free medical care for Illegals has a cost, among raises for the legislators. And more. NYC is a sink hole for tax dollars.

Posted by: Colin at May 04, 2020 07:13 AM (/Quxn)

658 Seems like the Governor of Maine has set the state up for a nice lawsuit.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 07:13 AM (nFRLh)

659 "And I can just see, a "contact specialist" showing up at a house to test people. Only those people don't want to be tested.



I'm sure nothing bad will happen.


Posted by: Bruce"

Think of them as a mobile TSA for your protection.
"We are here for you. Or else"

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 07:14 AM (MxEKc)

660 Good luck with the lawsuits. They'll take years to unwind through the courts. By that time it will all be over.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:14 AM (H8QX8)

661 Legal Insurrection has the Maine story, if you'd like to see what the parties have to say for themselves.

https://tinyurl.com/y8aovx7g

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 07:15 AM (NVYyb)

662 We talk about agreeing "social distancing rules" like it is normal, we speculate on whether we will have school in the Fall, we wonder if we will ever go to a ball game or concert again. Damn that nuclear war was a bitch.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 07:15 AM (nFRLh)

663 Good morning!

It seems we are getting the government we deserve good and hard.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead

No one seems to be voicing concern about flattening the curve on pissed off Murican's.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 07:16 AM (YFQDl)

664 "NYS under Cuomo is so far in debt"

I see Cuomo was out disinfecting subway cars himself. That should save a few bucks.

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:16 AM (Tnijr)

665 662 We talk about agreeing "social distancing rules" like it is normal
Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 07:15 AM (nFRLh)

We can't allow that. We're too easily buying into it as a permanent feature of our lives.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:17 AM (H8QX8)

666 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:20 AM (3tnRw)

667 Cruz say Beijing is our biggest threat. He's wrong. I say it's our own government.

Dittos.

The Trump administration has been absolutely the worst when it comes to prosecuting lawless lawmakers and government officials.

The US and China are becoming more and more alike in terms of secularism and State dominion in the affairs and control of the people.

The difference between China Communism and US Communism is that there are real consequences for Chinese officials when they overstep their bounds.

Another is that China still has a system of laws.

In the US, we are now a lawless nation that is somewhere between Calvin Ball and Simon Says.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:21 AM (C+evo)

668 Think of them as a mobile TSA for your protection.
"We are here for you. Or else"
Posted by: Ripley

Plus they don't have to tell you who the person is that has the WOHOo, only that you were in contact with them.

Karens Go Wild!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:21 AM (vd8XM)

669 "We talk about agreeing "social distancing rules" like it is normal "

Six feet ok, five feet and get the crap beat out of you by the cops.

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:21 AM (Tnijr)

670 "And I can just see, a "contact specialist" showing up at a house to test people. Only those people don't want to be tested.



I'm sure nothing bad will happen.


Posted by: Bruce

In the Inslee Empire, refusal has the threat of jail time and fines. I see that as a potential line in the sand regarding LE .

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 07:21 AM (YFQDl)

671 I am not on the Wall of Shame! Because PDT had fewer press briefings.

Posted by: m at May 04, 2020 07:22 AM (Ot4ka)

672 I am not on the Wall of Shame! Because PDT had fewer press briefings.
Posted by: m

That Bastard!!

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:22 AM (vd8XM)

673 How didI get #4 on the sock list? I wasn't even trying last week. When I do try I usually end up in the middle or lower.

Posted by: freaked at May 04, 2020 07:23 AM (Tnijr)

674 We talk about agreeing "social distancing rules" like it is normal, we speculate on whether we will have school in the Fall, we wonder if we will ever go to a ball game or concert again.

And this "social distancing" was something they pulled out of their asses without any rigorous research to confirm its stated goals.

By the way, what is the stated goal of "social distancing"?

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:23 AM (C+evo)

675 Good morning.

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at May 04, 2020 07:24 AM (gAXBD)

676 How didI get #4 on the sock list? I wasn't even trying last week. When I do try I usually end up in the middle or lower.
Posted by: freaked

Just goes to show ya, never try

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:24 AM (vd8XM)

677 JJ seems to be running late this morning. I'm going to make another cup of tea.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 07:25 AM (2JVJo)

678 Six feet ok, five feet and get the crap beat out of you by the cops.

Because the good old days when you pulled out a gun or sold drugs as a predicate to getting the crap beat out of you is long gone.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:25 AM (C+evo)

679 "Just goes to show ya, never try"

Just do.

Posted by: freaked Lee at May 04, 2020 07:25 AM (Tnijr)

680 The mobile contact specialists will combine the compassion and understanding of the TSA with the competence and expertise of the Obamacare help counselors. It he will be great!

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 07:26 AM (MxEKc)

681 "By the way, what is the stated goal of "social distancing"? "

To prevent that thing...

Posted by: Joey Choo Choo at May 04, 2020 07:26 AM (3tnRw)

682 So when the malls reopen in Texas this week, how exactly are they going to estimate and control the 25% occupancy rule? Our local has maybe 10 unique entrances - I suppose multiple gendarmes and radios would do the trick. I can't wait to see how they control Sunday though when we have the normal afternoon strolls by our diverse neighbors. Abbott is such an idiot.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 07:27 AM (nFRLh)

683 @657. And investing in a stupid solar enterprise that went belly up. I thought people up there was suppose to be so much smarter than us hicks in nowhere land. And California is just as bad. There should not be unions in any government jobs. If the "bennies" are not good enough let them go to the private sector and bankrupt them with their unions. Quit putting the burden on the taxpayers. You know what government workers are not union? The military. And maybe we could pay them more instead of a bunch of career paper pushers.

Posted by: Case at May 04, 2020 07:28 AM (tWAkG)

684 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 06:49 AM (2JVJo)

What do you write?

Posted by: clutch at May 04, 2020 07:28 AM (9UmRs)

685 So under the new precautionary guidelines for living, is it time to re-examine the progressive mantra of building high and close instead of the former American dream of single homes?

Private automobiles vs mass transit?

In other words..

have Progressive plans and goals contributed to the staggering infection rate of the Wu-Flu?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:29 AM (3tnRw)

686 Overnite numbers not in yet, but HeyJackass reports

5 dead...permanently social distancing

And 42 wounded this weekend in Chicago.

Hey, let's not let a little thing like SIP ruin our fun!

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:29 AM (vd8XM)

687 What do you write?
Posted by: clutch at May 04, 2020 07:28 AM (9UmRs)


Silent film mysteries, starring Theda Bara.

Click on my nic - it will take you to my badly-needs-updating website.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 07:29 AM (2JVJo)

688 596 Trump gave a 'virtual town hall' at the Lincoln Memorial with Fox News yesterday. He said he expects we will have a vaccine by the end of the year and a lot of other stuff. If you did not see this on Fox yesterday this is worth a read.

https://tinyurl.com/yd9w53mc
Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 04:21 AM (mpXpK)

And during the Town Hall, Bret Baier said that there are some in the Senate who criticized the choice of locale: the Lincoln Memorial, where Lincoln is larger than life, where his words of healing the nation are inscribed.

Posted by: m at May 04, 2020 07:29 AM (Ot4ka)

689 683 @657. And investing in a stupid solar enterprise that went belly up. I thought people up there was suppose to be so much smarter than us hicks in nowhere land. And California is just as bad. There should not be unions in any government jobs. If the "bennies" are not good enough let them go to the private sector and bankrupt them with their unions. Quit putting the burden on the taxpayers. You know what government workers are not union? The military. And maybe we could pay them more instead of a bunch of career paper pushers.
Posted by: Case at May 04, 2020 07:28 AM (tWAkG)

We have a couple of commie towns here in Texas that bought into solar so they have contracts that all electricity be renewable so when gas is cheap and plentiful their citizen are paying full boat high prices. GOOD AND HARD!

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 07:30 AM (JFO2v)

690 My response to any contact tracer who asks me about my bidness:

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've a-had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to
Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota,
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota,
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma,
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma,
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo,
Tocopilla, Barranquilla, and Padilla, I'm a killer.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've a-had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to
Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana,
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana,
Monterey, Faraday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa,
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa,
Tennessee to Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake,
Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake, for Pete's sake.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've a-had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to
Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika,
Schefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica,
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport,
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac, Davenport,
Idaho, Jellico, Argentina, Diamantina,
Pasadena, Catalina, see what I mean-a.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've a-had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been to
Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravelbourg, Colorado,
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, El Dorado,
Larimore, Admore, Haverstraw, Chatanika,
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika,
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City,
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City, what a pity.

I've been everywhere, man.
I've been everywhere, man.
Crossed the desert's bare, man.
I've breathed the mountain air, man.
Of travel I've a-had my share, man.
I've been everywhere.

I've been everywhere.

Oh and by the way yesterday I went to both Spokane Costcos, Lowes and spent several hours at Walmart. Feel my forehead. Do I feel feverish to you?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 07:30 AM (YFQDl)

691 "My response to any contact tracer who asks me about my bidness: "

I've been riding in the desert, on a horse with no name....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:31 AM (3tnRw)

692 So when the malls reopen in Texas this week, how exactly are they going to estimate and control the 25% occupancy rule?

Easy. It will happen automatically. If you look at the Occupancy numbers for a business, many times it will easily accommodate the crowds that show up on Black Friday or during Sales Tax Holiday for school shopping.

It is hard to imagine what would cause any crowds to even test the 25% occupancy rule.

Besides, there are still a significant number of people who are hiding in their closets to avoid the Chinese Death Miasma.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:31 AM (C+evo)

693 So when the malls reopen in Texas this week, how exactly are they going to estimate and control the 25% occupancy rule?

--

I find these partial occupancy rules absolutely ridiculous and even more ridiculously useless. Are you going to let x number of people in, let them out and disinfect the entire area, then let x number more people in? If you aren't disinfecting every surface after the previous groups are allowed in, it's a pointless maneuver, imo.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 04, 2020 07:32 AM (O+I8R)

694 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 04, 2020 07:32 AM (nRk/c)

695 So when the malls reopen in Texas this week, how
exactly are they going to estimate and control the 25% occupancy rule?
Our local has maybe 10 unique entrances - I suppose multiple gendarmes
and radios would do the trick. I can't wait to see how they control
Sunday though when we have the normal afternoon strolls by our diverse
neighbors. Abbott is such an idiot.


Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 07:27 A

---

We are going to have the same problem when we reopen our VFW. We have almost 10,000 square feet and that means our fire code capacity is 260 people. But there is no way we can control the social distancing requirement because we have four separate rooms with six doors that have to remain open if those rooms are occupied and only one bartender.

Add to that, we have people actively trying to get us to lose our liquor license because of decades old feuds. They will call the Cops and like the last time the TABC showed up, they have to come if someone calls.


We will literally have to have 8 people working and we simply can't afford that.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 04, 2020 07:33 AM (JUOKG)

696 >>So when the malls reopen in Texas this week, how exactly are they going to estimate and control the 25% occupancy rule?

Same way they enforce normal maximum occupancy rules. Sporadically if at all.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2020 07:33 AM (ZLI7S)

697 it's a pointless maneuver, imo.

Posted by: Lady in Black

That's our go to move

...Gubbmint...

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:33 AM (vd8XM)

698 When it snows, all of the non-essential state employees are told to stay home. When it Wuhans, all of the state employees are told to stay home but are suddenly considered essential.

To a governor's power, I assume.

Posted by: jsg at May 04, 2020 07:34 AM (jY/1v)

699 "it's a pointless maneuver, imo. "

It's not pointless, if you feel good about it.

-Shit some Karen said.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:34 AM (3tnRw)

700 The military. And maybe we could pay them more instead of a bunch of career paper pushers.

I have nothing against soldiers, in view of the fact that the US government is our worst enemy, I'm not sure why I want to pay for a military to defend it.

It would be better to be ruled by Mexico right now.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:34 AM (C+evo)

701 The non-compliance ratio observed in these comments may result in government contractors and 702 queries with potential FISA actions. You will care. Deeply.

Posted by: Federal Department of Emotional Engineering at May 04, 2020 07:36 AM (3nvHv)

702 And during the Town Hall, Bret Baier said that there are some in the Senate who criticized the choice of locale: the Lincoln Memorial, where Lincoln is larger than life, where his words of healing the nation are inscribed.

--

Insinuating Donald Trump hasn't been supplying healing words to the nation? Gee, that's surprising...given that I can't think of an instance where he's said anything to the contrary. Tell me again, Senate people, who exactly has been calling for Trump supporters to "die long and painful deaths?"

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 04, 2020 07:36 AM (O+I8R)

703 More companies filing for bankruptsy

Posted by: Nevergiveup at May 04, 2020 07:37 AM (nRk/c)

704 I find these partial occupancy rules absolutely ridiculous and even more ridiculously useless.

Especially since "social distancing" has not been proven as effective against whatever the hell they are attempting to accomplish.

Its theater. The same as the TSA theater.

They can't admit that they trashed the economy and destroyed millions of lives because the Enemedia stirred up a massive panic and the politicians, being complete and total idiots let their inner tyrant loose.

There is not a single politicians that will say: "We fucked up, this is really no different than any other flu outbreak".

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:39 AM (C+evo)

705
I've been riding in the desert, on a horse with no name....
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Did you happen to run into Sheriff Bart and the boys sitting around the campfire?

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 07:40 AM (YFQDl)

706 Bonjour fappeurs!

The enemy is very much inside the wire.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 04, 2020 07:40 AM (NWiLs)

707 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo, F*ck BofA & uckfay ancercay at May 04, 2020 07:41 AM (Dhht7)

708 Chicago mayor Groot, after a meeting in one of the less delightful areas in Chicago, accompanied by her bodyguards and CPD high ranks, stopped to tell a local yute, playing bball with some friends, he should go home so he doesn't bring the flu back to his momma.

Kid tells her to go home and work on a cure.
Groot walks away. Nothing bad happens to the kid...

Lessons for everybody

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:41 AM (vd8XM)

709 ha!

There should be nothing unambiguous about that. Don't make us treat you like a criminal," she said. "But if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period."

Posted by: karen at May 04, 2020 07:42 AM (JFO2v)

710 There should be nothing unambiguous about that. Don't make us treat you like a criminal," she said. "But if you act like a criminal and you violate the law and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period."

That's the language of an abuser. "You know I don't want to hurt you, baby, but you make me do it!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 04, 2020 07:43 AM (NWiLs)

711 Chicago mayor Groot...

Oh, how did her hair look?

Posted by: Case at May 04, 2020 07:44 AM (tWAkG)

712 In Peeblestopia, use of inane cliches like 'social distancing' is punishable by firing squad.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 04, 2020 07:44 AM (oVJmc)

713 have Progressive plans and goals contributed to the staggering infection rate of the Wu-Flu?

The tradition, time tested way of diminishing your chances of getting a cold or flu was in the form of basic hygiene. Wash your hands, don't touch your face, cover your mouth when sneezing, coughing, all of that stuff we were taught before we were five years old.

Unfortunately, the Progs introduced a population of foreigners who still defecate in the streets and consider soap an oddity.

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:44 AM (C+evo)

714 We are mixing into this epidemic the most lethal means for suicide that has ever been invented

-

Yep. Freedom.

Just like the f*ckers insisting everyone else wear hazmat suits so they can go to Walmart, society could almost completely eradicate suicide by keeping everyone in bare individual rooms that are locked from the outside.

But freedom is what kills people. That's the trade off.

Posted by: Moron Robbie saw a man remove his mask to sneeze at May 04, 2020 07:45 AM (L+kF6)

715 There should be nothing unambiguous about that. Don't make us treat you like a criminal,

-

Is this in a sanctuary city?

Posted by: Moron Robbie saw a man remove his mask to sneeze at May 04, 2020 07:45 AM (L+kF6)

716 Nood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 04, 2020 07:46 AM (T5bCv)

717 702 Insinuating Donald Trump hasn't been supplying
healing words to the nation? Gee, that's surprising...given that I
can't think of an instance where he's said anything to the contrary.
Tell me again, Senate people, who exactly has been calling for Trump
supporters to "die long and painful deaths?"

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 04, 2020 07:36 AM (O+I8R)

Remember that the Senate is full of RINOs, DIABLOs, and commiecrats. I give no credence at all to any unnamed source from the Senate.

Posted by: Vic at May 04, 2020 07:46 AM (mpXpK)

718 In some good news, the CEO of pharma company Roche says it is "very likely" people who recover from Chinese Attack Virus have immunity (at least until the virus evolves, next week).

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at May 04, 2020 07:46 AM (NVYyb)

719 find these partial occupancy rules absolutely ridiculous and even more ridiculously useless.


No more ridiculous then me being all in this together with y'all standing 6 ft away and a rat bastard self centered selfish typhoid mary at 5 ft.

Posted by: Sock Monkey..safety off at May 04, 2020 07:46 AM (YFQDl)

720 Oh, how did her hair look?
Posted by: Case

Ha!

The same. She reminds me of a troll doll

Posted by: Bruce at May 04, 2020 07:47 AM (vd8XM)

721 ...to save lives...

Says the party of abortion, euthanasia, lets kill Trump supporters, ignoring urban violence, ignores the drug epidemic...

Now if you wear a mask, you are a superhero "saving lives"

Posted by: 🐧 at May 04, 2020 07:48 AM (C+evo)

722 "Unfortunately, the Progs introduced a population of foreigners who still defecate in the streets and consider soap an oddity."

We're being commanded to "socially distance" by Constitutionally illiterate lowlifes who allow people to defecate in our streets.

Moral authoriteh!

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at May 04, 2020 07:51 AM (H8QX8)

723 it's a pointless maneuver, imo.

Posted by: Lady in Black, sans mask at May 04, 2020 07:32 AM (O+I8R)


Virtue signaling is NEVER pointless, comrade citizen!

But the point is almost never what it seems to be!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 04, 2020 07:57 AM (jnM20)

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