Quarantine Cafe & GAINZZZ Thread

I've gained a lot of covid weight. My gym closed and my martial arts place went bankrupt and shut down forever.

Lately I've been walking a lot of hills and doing some running.

What are you doing for GAINZZZ?

To inspire you:

Some dog GAINZZZ.


Posted by: Ace at 07:16 PM




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1 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 17, 2020 07:17 PM (arJlL)

2 Firts

Posted by: Hands (he/him/do/re/me) at December 17, 2020 07:17 PM (786Ro)

3 I had to skinny down my dog due to heart issues from ehrlichiosis. Was not fun

Posted by: CN at December 17, 2020 07:17 PM (ONvIw)

4 I'm practicing my drunk fu.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:18 PM (0m+vp)

5 shoveling snow

Posted by: vizzy at December 17, 2020 07:18 PM (R/9t3)

6 bad spelling cost me

Posted by: Hands (he/him/do/re/me) at December 17, 2020 07:18 PM (786Ro)

7 What are you doing for GAINZZZ?


Bourbon, mainly.

And grits are gluten free.

Posted by: Miklos, out and about at December 17, 2020 07:18 PM (QzkSJ)

8 What I really want is one of those flying guillotines. It must take a lot of practice though to get it right.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:19 PM (0m+vp)

9 I've been fat-shaming my cat. Feels good.

I'd been doing OK until the first day that I didn't do a morning walk, and then it all went to shit. I should probably get back on that. On the positive side, it's snow-shoveling season.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:19 PM (t+qrx)

10 What are you doing for GAINZZZ?



I'm hoping to lose my job so I can't afford food.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:20 PM (hku12)

11 Drinking really makes it so you don't care how much you weigh.

Ask me how I know.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:20 PM (okGHj)

12 I didn't want Sponge to celebrate alone, so I "Gained" 3 double IPA's today. That's going but because it is supposed to be a shoulder day today.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (0UOOC)

13

My gym closed and my martial arts place went bankrupt and shut down forever.'

==


I sympathize. Truly. Same kind of situation here.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)

14 Lately I've been walking a lot of hills and doing some running.

For me, Work from home ==> packing on on the poundage

Lately I've been doing more running too. Not just to lose weight but to improve the cardiovascular condition. Because of "these trying times" tm.

Been thinking more about how I could wind up in a situation of having to run from mostly peaceful protestors.

Posted by: Hands (he/him/do/re/me) at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (786Ro)

15 lifting and stacking the daily piles of COVID corpses in the driveway.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (QUOVv)

16 No gainzzz unless you count blood pressure and nervous tics.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (0iWjY)

17 hey 19

Posted by: you gotta be shittin me pyle at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (er/ld)

18 On the positive side, it's snow-shoveling season.




That is good exercise.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)

19 Booze is sometimes cheaper at Costco, so worth the trip, even if they don't have your particular libation of choice. If they don't have it this week, they might the next. And you can always stop at Brown Jug on the way home.


Just another of Heloise's Helpful Household Hints.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (okGHj)

20 Now that it's cool again, I take my bulldogs out for a run every night. Each separately, otherwise they pull me down and, cartoonish as it is, it hurts and I might lose them. I log close to two miles a night, in addition to a lunchtime walk.

I have gained five pounds this month. That's not how it's supposed to work.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (OX9vb)

21 *similar not same

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (zr5Kq)

22 Gainzzz? I shoveled two feet of snow today - terrific.

Posted by: Boswell at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (w2LAm)

23 shoveling snow
Posted by: vizzy

What he said.

Posted by: JT at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (arJlL)

24 I've put on weight during covid. I have no excuse really. My workout shit is all here. I've been spotty about working out and drinking like a pirate. At this point, my weight loss plan is to somehow end up in a coma for several months.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (H5knJ)

25 I'm supposed to play tennis at 8:00 tonight except it's going to be 47 degrees. I think I'm going to make it a short match.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (2DOZq)

26 >>> That's going but because it is supposed to be a shoulder day today.

======
That's going to hurt, I meant to say

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (0UOOC)

27 We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.*





*Unless there are threats of rioting, then ignore all of this shit and appease the rioters.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (h6oY9)

28 21 On the positive side, it's snow-shoveling season.




That is good exercise.
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)


Right up until the heart attack.

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (okGHj)

29 Now that it's cool again, I take my bulldogs out for a run every night. Each separately, otherwise they pull me down and, cartoonish as it is, it hurts and I might lose them. I log close to two miles a night, in addition to a lunchtime walk.

I have gained five pounds this month. That's not how it's supposed to work.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (OX9vb)


No. Weird...are you rewarding yourself after two mi hike ? hmmmmm??

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (zr5Kq)

30 Now that it's cool again, I take my bulldogs out for a run every night. Each separately, otherwise they pull me down and, cartoonish as it is, it hurts and I might lose them. I log close to two miles a night, in addition to a lunchtime walk.

I have gained five pounds this month. That's not how it's supposed to work.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:22 PM (OX9vb)

You might be gaining muscle mass.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (0iWjY)

31 Has ace tried the "72 hour fast while memorizing French verbs diet?"

Might help.

Posted by: occam's brassiere at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (evxBY)

32 On the positive side, it's snow-shoveling season.




That is good exercise.
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)


Right up until the heart attack.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (okGHj)'


Hey, that is mean.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)

33 Ace I'm glad you're doing a life-in-a-time-of-Covid GAINZZZ thread.

I'd appreciate the Horde's suggestions to improve physical fitness GAINZZZ to prepare for a SHTF scenario.

Posted by: Hands (he/him/lolgf) at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (786Ro)

34 you look just like a hog. squeal piggy. reeeeeeeeeeeeee. looks like we got a sow instead of a boar. poor ned.

Posted by: you gotta be shittin me pyle at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (er/ld)

35 I have never gone to a gym, and my favorite Chinese place has never closed.


No dining in though, so we use the space for tai chi and breathing exercises.

Posted by: Miklos Falun-Gong at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (QzkSJ)

36 I don't miss shoveling snow.I made plenty of money as a teen doing it though. If it was up to me I'd just leave it until Spring.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (0m+vp)

37 No bats?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (rBtIz)

38 That is good exercise.
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)

Right up until the heart attack.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (okGHj)'

Hey, that is mean.
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (zr5Kq)


No, it's cool. I had my heart out when I was six. They let me have all the ice cream I wanted.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (t+qrx)

39 Hi protein hi fiber low carb diet. I hafta start walking again the stationary bike kills my knees.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (WQZ1O)

40 I have actually lost weight during the bullshit phoney lockdown. Of course, in the new job I am on call five nights a week, so no brewskis for me. On the other two days, watch out!

Posted by: jasonj at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (qSQLQ)

41 I have gained five pounds this month.


I've heard morning sickness is good for GAINZZ.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (QUOVv)

42 I've put on weight during covid. I have no excuse really. My workout shit is all here. I've been spotty about working out and drinking like a pirate. At this point, my weight loss plan is to somehow end up in a coma for several months.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (H5knJ)


Same here. I have a treadmill and bike, weights... everything I need. I work at home... and it's like a math equation I haven't quite worked out.

After I get done with work, I haven't been able to get in the routine of working out. My brain needs a break. Or something. Then the later it gets in the evening the more tired I get.

So the workouts are... inconsistent. And honestly, being cooped up here all day, my energy level is sapped in ways it wouldn't be if I was just doing the normal movement of a normal day.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (hku12)

43 Good news about my unemployment come 12/31 is I plan to hit the gym again instead of just tennis and other cardio activities. Won't hit the weights like in the past but will do enough to make a visible difference.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (2DOZq)

44 I've been walking a lot, been (somewhat) following the weight watchers guide, lost some pounds about a dozen.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (0QYMt)

45 No. Weird...are you rewarding yourself after two mi hike ? hmmmmm??
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (zr5Kq)

I track my calories every day, started that a few years ago when I did keto for a while, so I can truthfully say I'm still averaging 1300 calories a day. I have been eating more carbs, but overall calories are the same.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (OX9vb)

46 No, it's cool. I had my heart out when I was six. They let me have all the ice cream I wanted.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (t+qrx)


So how do you keep the ice cream frozen, there in your chest?

Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (okGHj)

47 It's a tradition in the Tinfoil family to have Tamales on Christmas eve. We just ordered them, pork and chicken and beef. Carb and gluten free too

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (JAQN/)

48 No, it's cool. I had my heart out when I was six. They let me have all the ice cream I wanted.
Posted by: hogmartin


Call us

Posted by: Ben and Jerry at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (QzkSJ)

49 I'm practicing my drunk fu.

That's one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies, "Drunken Master" (197

Posted by: bonhomme at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (UW2ZS)

50 I had a little rescue dog that came to me at 38 lbs. In about a year he was at his best weight - 16 lbs. He lost a dog. Wish someone would watch my intake like I watched his...

Posted by: Rosasharn at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (PzBTm)

51 No, it's cool. I had my heart out when I was six. They let me have all the ice cream I wanted.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (t+qrx)


totally worth it, amirite ?

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (zr5Kq)

52 *1978

Posted by: bonhomme at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (UW2ZS)

53 I do PT religiously, every day. Unweighted cardio, road work, push-ups, squats, burpees, etc. plus weights.

But f that. I bought a snowblower.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (5j8uv)

54 After I get done with work, I haven't been able to get in the routine of working out. My brain needs a break. Or something. Then the later it gets in the evening the more tired I get.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (hku12)


That's why I tried to get the walk in in the morning, before work. It's out of the way, and my metabolism is already woken up for the rest of the day.

Now I just stay up and read the ONT and wake up right before work. Don't do that.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (t+qrx)

55 I have been eating more carbs, but overall calories are the same.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (OX9vb)

AHA ! CARBS !!

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (zr5Kq)

56 50 I had a little rescue dog that came to me at 38 lbs. In about a year he was at his best weight - 16 lbs. He lost a dog. Wish someone would watch my intake like I watched his...
Posted by: Rosasharn at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (PzBTm)

Yep. Mine was grumpy the whole time, but has adjusted. He's doing well

Posted by: CN at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (ONvIw)

57 I heard the next thing the dems are attacking is our food supply so I'm good.

Posted by: Judith at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (u1W2O)

58 I see my gains everyday on the scale. Its Christmas/Thanksgiving. I've been putting it on. Every year its like this. I work it off when I put crops in (late winter/early spring) and start working the garden.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (cCxiu)

59 I've gained 6 lbs since March. I've stopped the gain, but I haven't lost any more weight. I've blamed the holidays and the coof and the unemployment, but it's me. I have no motivation.

I got the clothes off of the elliptical. Yay me?

Posted by: G. Gnome at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (OQcPl)

60 totally worth it, amirite ?
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (zr5Kq)


Plus a whole two days home from school. It was awesome.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (t+qrx)

61 Been hitting the weights and boxing lately.

No more running allowed.

Elliptical is ok but kinda boring.

Life is good.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (6L3uf)

62 I've heard morning sickness is good for GAINZZ.


Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (QUOVv)

That is true. I lost weight both pregnancies. I will despise garlic for the rest of my life, though.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (OX9vb)

63 Forged in Fire here is about a month behind the U.S. schedule so I just saw the season premiere today. Holy crap! They've got the judges' seats 6+ feet apart and the freaking contestants were wearing masks. The new host didn't impress me either.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (UDapT)

64 Happy last night of Hanukkah to all members of the tribe!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (kTF2Z)

65 Awwwwwe, Tony the GSD!

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (VcFUs)

66 It's a tradition in the Tinfoil family to have Tamales on Christmas eve. We just ordered them, pork and chicken and beef. Carb and gluten free too
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (JAQN/)


When I was a kid my aunt used to make tamales and menudo for Christmas. All of the cousins used to go to her house and gag on the menudo but I like it now, tripe and all. Good times.

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (AiZBA)

67 I have been thinking: You know how when anyone gets too close to actually stopping the Dems, they dig up and make up any smear they can?

Why aren't they going after Woods and Powell?

I fear they have already been assured the outcome of their cases and they have told their attack trolls to ignore them ....

Posted by: RoyalOil at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (aO8Gd)

68
Now I just stay up and read the ONT and wake up right before work. Don't do that.
Posted by: hogmartin


White Man work his whole life so he can stop.

Me, I never start.

Posted by: Samoan Chieftain Miklos, cited by Margaret Mead at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (QzkSJ)

69 55 I have been eating more carbs, but overall calories are the same.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (OX9vb)

AHA ! CARBS !!
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM (zr5Kq)

See? There's the proof, right there.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:30 PM (OX9vb)

70 Bats. We were promised bats.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 17, 2020 07:30 PM (DMUuz)

71 White Man work his whole life so he can stop.

Me, I never start.
Posted by: Samoan Chieftain Miklos, cited by Margaret Mead at December 17, 2020 07:29 PM (QzkSJ)


Nice work, if you can not get it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:30 PM (t+qrx)

72 On the positive side, it's snow-shoveling season.

That is good exercise.
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:21 PM (zr5Kq)


Right up until the heart attack.
Posted by: tcn in AK at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (okGHj)

Reminds me of this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98mBl9d0dew

Little more meat on your bones, girl, it won't hurt as much.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (hku12)

73 Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV: "I spoke with the President last night, he set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."

Posted by: Not exactly my go-to source, but at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (BBWrU)

74 That's why I tried to get the walk in in the morning, before work. It's out of the way, and my metabolism is already woken up for the rest of the day.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (t+qrx)

That's what worked best for me in losing my initial lockdown weight, walk on the treadmill for 2 miles first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. And I lifted weights in the afternoon while following the steak and eggs diet. I lost almost 40 lbs.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (oh+79)

75 Prepping for my first Powerlifting meet since my cancer treatments this year. This will be my first meet since Nationals last October.

It's a local meet in January. Hopefully Cuomo won't fuck us over. Hate to have put in all this hard work and not get a chance to step on the platform.

Still a ways away from where I was October of 2019, but at least I can still train and compete all things considered.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (BgMrQ)

76 What are you doing for GAINZZZ?


Lifting. Both very light with more reps dumbbells for toning, and light deadlifts. Walking.

Jumping to conclusions. Reaching for hope. Dodging the chore list, occasionally.

I've lost 10 pounds since March. And am a tad more toned. Feel better.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (u82oZ)

77 I've gained some nifty adjustable all-in-one weights where you pick the weight you need and the other plates nest together in wait (ha). Also a fairly substantial bourbon collection.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (44/1o)

78 In order to use the gym at my apartment complex I must:

Make a reservation
Cannot use the gym for more than 30 minutes
Wear a mask the entire time
Sanitize my hands and face before I can enter
Use an unused towel to wipe everything down
Sanitize my hands and face before I can leave

Posted by: Illegitimate Offspring of Scrooge and The Grinch at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (Vcoyy)

79 Nice work, if you can not get it.
Posted by: hogmartin

Downside-you need American Anthropologist as Sugar Mama

Posted by: regretful Samoan Chieftain Miklos, cited by Margaret Mead at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (QzkSJ)

80 No dining in though, so we use the space for tai chi and breathing exercises.

Have you seen the MMA guy fight the Tai Chi "master" Wei Li? It's hilarious.

https://youtu.be/XMueuNRUdQA?t=23

Posted by: bonhomme at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (UW2ZS)

81 Dick Morris is a go to man for fantastic conversations and bad analysis.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (zr5Kq)

82 AHA ! CARBS !!
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:28 PM


You rang?

Posted by: Holley at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (DMUuz)

83 Bats. We were promised bats.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 17, 2020 07:30 PM (DMUuz)



High protein, low carb.

Posted by: Wuhan Deli at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (786Ro)

84 Went fora 4 mile run tonight.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (Z9NP8)

85 Those are some phat furry critters. Weight? Umm... eat less? Or lower calorie offerings? Me? Need to bulk up, before my next (9th!) abdominal surgery. Otherwise, I won't survive the recovery (two weeks in hospital. On nothing but I. V. fluids and pain meds).

Latest tea leaves? The poh folk (me). May get another stimulus check, $600. Though Hawley (?), is pushing hard for $1200.

Politics/debt aside. I'm at the edge of going under. And either stimulus check. WILL be a lifeline. And I know I'm not alone. The checks may be going out, merely to slow the arrival of the coming insurrection?

Though good luck with that.

Does DNI Ratcliffe non release. Hamper, interfere, or cripple the 2018 Executive Order (45 day window).

Is he a righteous soldier, by insisting the China/foreign bad actor data, be included? Or is he one of them.

Curious. Mind. Wants. To. Know?

Posted by: elmo at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (g28J6)

86 "Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (BgMrQ)"

Good deal. Never quit.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (5j8uv)

87
Over the summer I went below 200# for the first time in about 15 years. Mostly due to just reducing my portion size and some inconsistent emphasis on meat eating. Oh, and quitting alcohol probably had a lot to do with it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (EGyGV)

88 24
I've put on weight during covid. I have no excuse really. My workout
shit is all here. I've been spotty about working out and drinking like a
pirate. At this point, my weight loss plan is to somehow end up in a
coma for several months.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 17, 2020 07:23 PM (H5knJ)

I wonder what the average weight loss is for someone with Covid.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (IbxQb)

89 It takes 26 miles at 3.5 miles per hour to lose a pound of fat. Does not have to be all at once.

-- Stuff the Internet said.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (u82oZ)

90 Also:

Evan Williams Apple Cider is so f*cking delicious if you can find it. Little to no alcohol taste, just cheap apple cider taste.
Cheap as dirt, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (44/1o)

91 After I get done with work, I haven't been able to get in the routine of working out. My brain needs a break. Or something. Then the later it gets in the evening the more tired I get.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (hku12)

That's why I tried to get the walk in in the morning, before work. It's out of the way, and my metabolism is already woken up for the rest of the day.

Now I just stay up and read the ONT and wake up right before work. Don't do that.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:27 PM (t+qrx)


I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (hku12)

92 I gained about 20 lbs at the beginning of the madness.

About 3 months ago, I went back on keto eating - lost 30 lbs up until now. Not exercising much, just no carbs to speak of. I do eat the occasional Christmas cookie or two.

I'm not a zealot!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (Rvt88)

93 White sugars and the sugar that comes from drinking alcohol like vodka, etc are the worst things you can put in your body bar none.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (5j8uv)

94 Dick Morris is a go to man for fantastic conversations and bad analysis.
Posted by: runner


And toe sucking. Don't forget toe sucking.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (0m+vp)

95 Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:26 PM (OX9vb)

Only 1300 calories per day? I would be a crazy man.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

96 > Does DNI Ratcliffe non release. Hamper, interfere, or cripple the 2018 Executive Order (45 day window).

262 Twitter: Trump thinks it's great DNI's report not done by 18th. Ratcliffe thinks its great. Grenell thinks it's great. [Ergo] I think it's great.

Posted by: Addicted to Hopium at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (BBWrU)

97 Nordic Track 6 or so hrs/ week keeps the weight off.

Posted by: Cooldawg at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (gSfnW)

98 Never can figure when the Cafe opens
Kai video is so cute

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (Cxk7w)

99 I'm getting fat AF. And I was skinny AF for years and years. I didn't know how much exercise I was getting just doing my hobby photography shit. But with every GD state park closed, I'm not going out and walking all day with a pack full of gear.

Then drinking doesn't help. My 2020 was to not, which wouldn't be an issue if I didn't have to sit and stare at walls and not see people. Everybody scared to fucking death.

I need to find something entirely new and different. Leaving this GD state would be a good start if I wasn't stuck due to "family obligation". Man, a shitty year gets shittier. But, maybe a shooting civil war will cheer me up.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (L8ADy)

100 Downside-you need American Anthropologist as Sugar Mama
Posted by: regretful Samoan Chieftain Miklos, cited by Margaret Mead at December 17, 2020 07:32 PM (QzkSJ)

Ouch. Anthropologist types are rather cray-cray.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (0QYMt)

101 Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM


YOU GOT TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM, SON!!!

Posted by: S/Sgt. Benson at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (DMUuz)

102 I've lost 50 pounds in the last 18 months. The Duke's weight loss plan? First, get Crohn's. Wait, that's not a good plan. Don't do that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (kTF2Z)

103 I wonder what the average weight loss is for someone with Covid.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans

My wife said "Not a damn pound!!"

She's pissed about it.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (Rvt88)

104 I gained ten pounds for Covid. I have now lost fourteen pounds. I'm eating a little better and visiting the gym more often.

Yay! Looser pants is good!

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (ofYez)

105 6'3" ~180 here.

Yeah, I'm up about 5lbs.

Stupid COVID.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (WEBkv)

106 I hardly ever weigh myself. Everything still fits, so I suppose I'm okay...

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (TdMsT)

107 My gainzz are baking cookies and other desserts and stuffing my face. So I've gainzzed about 30 pounds or so.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (R5lpX)

108 There's a cute The Dodo video on an overweigh chiweenie -- she walks on a treadmill in a bath and she loves it.

The upside of having a dog: gets you out every day, and especially during covid, got us out on trails, to the beach, any open space we could explore to make us feel not under house arrest,

Downside: doggy stops to sniff and mark every 5 feet so not aerobic.

Posted by: Lizzy at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (bDqIh)

109 I wonder what the average weight loss is for someone with Covid.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (IbxQb)

My father had it back in April. Lost a little over 30 lbs, but his case was particularly bad. He was in the hospital for 22 days, 7 of those in the ICU. My mom nursed him back to his original weight with homemade meatballs and red sauce.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (oh+79)

110 "At this point, my weight loss plan is to somehow end up in a
coma for several months. "

Make sure when you pass out it's outside. That way your body temperature drops so much you end up in ICU for awhile.

Don't ask how I know that.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (5j8uv)

111 "White sugars and the sugar that comes from drinking alcohol like vodka, etc are the worst things you can put in your body bar none.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters "

Dude you really cramping my drunk fu. No matter, I am like Valurite. I can flow, and I can CRASH.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (0m+vp)

112 I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (hku12)

Ain't that the truth. I hate training in the morning.

Every damn meet I enter, my weight class goes off in the AM.

And that means I have to be up at 0'dark thirty in order to get my body ready to lift...it f'n sucks.

Just one time I'd like an afternoon start.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (BgMrQ)

113 185 was my "fighting" weight. Right now, I'm around 248.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (R5lpX)

114 Shoveling snow I thought wore me out today, thought I was going to be in bed by 6pm but still up but not for long.
Animal videos are best bedtime story

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (Cxk7w)

115 I haven't needed to buy any new or bigger clothing.
That is a GAIN!

Posted by: attila the increasingly peevish at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (w7KSn)

116 I have a very effective rapid weight loss plan.

I simply imagine Biden playing naked with his dog and I easily lose 20 pounds from vomiting.

Posted by: Illegitimate Offspring of Scrooge and The Grinch at December 17, 2020 07:38 PM (Vcoyy)

117 Ah, well. It's the holidays, and nothing else is fun, so I'm going to have a free-for-all diet-wise until January. Hubs and I will do keto in January until we drop that next 20 lbs.

I've gotten to the point where I really look forward to the run, though, after sitting at a desk all day. So, that's good.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:38 PM (OX9vb)

118 White sugars and the sugar that comes from drinking alcohol like vodka, etc are the worst things you can put in your body bar none.
Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (5j8uv)

Concur.

More beer.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2020 07:38 PM (6L3uf)

119 Thanks Glass Half Full.

I've run out of people on the Right, to trust.

Posted by: elmo at December 17, 2020 07:38 PM (g28J6)

120 By the way, the gal who worked with the pooch to get it down to 75lbs or whatever? Good for her.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (WEBkv)

121 I feel fat

Posted by: vmom Trump Won! at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (nUhF0)

122 I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (hku1

I'm right there with you.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

123 *there is sugar in vodka ?

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (zr5Kq)

124 Weight has never been a issue except wish I was a bit bigger. If it hasn't happen by now doubt it will.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (Cxk7w)

125 I always thought vodka was better than the brown boozes like whisky and brandy, in the hangover dept.

Posted by: attila the increasingly peevish at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (w7KSn)

126 A couple of funny short vids from an interesting animator (think he basically animates over rotoscope). Dry humor regarding video games.

Tailing Mission from the NPC's Perspective:

https://youtu.be/iP468OEln4U

Playing an RPG for the first time:

https://youtu.be/SY3y6zNTiLs

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (L8ADy)

127 By the way, the gal who worked with the pooch to get it down to 75lbs or whatever? Good for her.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (WEBkv)


Maybe she can do me next.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (S8ePJ)

128 6'3" ~180 here.

Yeah, I'm up about 5lbs.

Stupid COVID.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (WEBkv)


*hands Blake a double cheeseburger*

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (Z9NP8)

129 185 was my "fighting" weight. Right now, I'm around 248.
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at December 17, 2020 07:37 PM (R5lpX)


Keep going, at 370 you'll be 2x your fighting weight. No man would be able to stop both of you.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (t+qrx)

130 33 Ace I'm glad you're doing a life-in-a-time-of-Covid GAINZZZ thread.

I'd appreciate the Horde's suggestions to improve physical fitness GAINZZZ to prepare for a SHTF scenario.
Posted by: Hands (he/him/lolgf) at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (786Ro)

Pick a spot on the map, about twenty miles from home. Make yourself an Every Day Carry (EDC) pack. Ddg what that is.

Now, make a route plan to get to that spot, if SHTF.

Hike, bike, rollerblade. No motorized transportation. Measure you way points, how far you get on day one, out of shape. That's how far you can optimistaccly expect, when in peak shape, while SHTF is going down around you.

Camp there. With what you carried with you. Pretend to be a hibo, blend in.

Now, do that distance with that pack somewhere else, with hills, and stairs, for a week.

Go back to your first camp/hide location from scratch, but start at night, after work. Camp again.

Follow your preplanned route, until you need a break. Camp.

Now you know what you need for two nights and two days in your EDC.

repeat this until you reach your planned end point in two and a half days. Camp. Hide for three more.

Now you jnow what you need to cache at your original planned SHTF escape location.

By proxy, you've made yourself healthy enough to get there and probably lost weight doing it.

Practice thus. Make your loved ones practice it too. Give them all different routes to get to the same point.

When they succceed, reward them big. Like week vacation to the beach big, or maybe that Kimber they have their eye on.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (VcFUs)

131 Maybe she can do me next.
Posted by: AF

We're sort of out of practice with the phrasing thing aren't we?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (Rvt88)

132 6"3 180 for a man is no bueno

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (zr5Kq)

133 Reminds me of this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98mBl9d0dew

Little more meat on your bones, girl, it won't hurt as much.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (hku12)








Also, don't try to run on the fucking shiny spot of ice in the road.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (EGyGV)

134 Only 1300 calories per day? I would be a crazy man.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

Yeah. You get to 1300 real quick. A man could hardly live on that, but a 130 lb woman gotta keep it around that to maintain.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (OX9vb)

135 White sugars and the sugar that comes from drinking
alcohol like vodka, etc are the worst things you can put in your body
bar none.

Posted by: Hesco Gypsy, staring from 457 meters at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (5j8uv)

alcohol is an interesting case. Technically it has no carbs and no sugars. But alcohol itself is a type of denatured sugar. That is my term for it, I know dick about chemistry or any other STEM course of study. So don't engage me on the technicalities anyone, it is just what i have seen. Alcohol comes from sugar, it is a result of yeast eating sugar.

There is ample evidence that many heavy drinkers who give up booze end up eating candies and other sugar products to stave off cravings. Many gain weight, just like ex smokers. Also, there has been research done that in many parts of the Bible Belt, were booze is banned and heavily looked down upon, the people their drink more sweet tea and sodas than in any other regions. I guess people are going to get their sugar one way or the other.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 07:41 PM (OqDgx)

136 Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM

YOU GOT TO GET WITH THE PROGRAM, SON!!!
Posted by: S/Sgt. Benson at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (DMUuz)


We had a drill sgt going through Airborne training during the day, would come back in the evening and test out the new and interesting "exercises" he was learning.

He was funny as hell, but man was he a maniac.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (hku12)

137 I gained 5 pounds during the lockdowns. Held there for awhile and then lost 10 pounds after getting covid. So I guess it ends up being a win? I am hoping to get back to eating low carb once I can eat normally again.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (EbJ6H)

138 Sugar us addictive, no doubt.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (zr5Kq)

139 Yeah. You get to 1300 real quick

**********

I use a food tracker app and it pisses me off how quickly the calories stack up. I so much as take a deep breath of air and its already a 400 calorie jump

Posted by: Illegitimate Offspring of Scrooge and The Grinch at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (Vcoyy)

140 I simply imagine Biden playing naked with his dog and I easily lose 20 pounds from vomiting.
Posted by: Illegitimate Offspring of Scrooge and The Grinch at December 17, 2020 07:38 PM (Vcoyy))


I saw a very funny meme regarding this (almost NSFW) on 4chan, if I find it I'll post.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (L8ADy)

141 THere are people who have a serious sweet tooth.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (zr5Kq)

142 I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC
-----
my morning workout is stumbling around the kitchen and making coffee.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (WQZ1O)

143 If I go in drawstring pants in public, just shoot me.

Posted by: attila the increasingly peevish at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (w7KSn)

144 Today's GAINZZZ involved defying my stupid governor's edicts.

1. I traveled non-essentially.

2. I visited my parents to bake Christmas cookies with my mom and did not wear a mask in their house. They also did not wear masks.

3. We hugged and kissed each other.

4. We sang Christmas carols.

In addition, in eight days they will also violate the same edicts as they travel to our house for Christmas celebrations. Because SCIENCE!

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (ssqLp)

145 I think 6vgee has sand in its.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (Rvt88)

146 Meat, eating meat. Bacon, Elk, hamburgers. When on computer I'm doing arm weights.

Not now cause vodka.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - please support the Cannibal Choir at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (ol6cB)

147 I have decided that my formerly male cat is now transgender, so I am taking it to the vet to have xer spayed.

Posted by: Dr. Rachel Levine at December 17, 2020 07:43 PM (R4EAP)

148 How much does HRC supposedly weigh now?

Posted by: Muumuu designer at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (BBWrU)

149 122 I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (hku1

I'm right there with you.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

You two, would have been the road guards in my unit's road marches and company runs. And i would have used the both of you shamelsessly to fall back and run with you too, so don't let me blow smoke up your ass.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (VcFUs)

150 "Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants. "

There is nothing like being out at 0400 doing PT. No people, just you, God, pain and the sun coming up at 0615. It's glorious and I will do it until I die.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (nnLls)

151 Just got a phone call. Seems my friend Mal went out for malted milk but got mauled by a malevolent mall Santa!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (L2ZTs)

152 If anyone needs GAINZZZ, I've been baking cookies every day this week. Come on over.

I really haven't been eating them, either. I do test one of each kind I make to ensure that I didn't screw them up before I give any away.

This Covid year has not been kind to my diet, however.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (/669Q)

153 106 I hardly ever weigh myself. Everything still fits, so I suppose I'm okay...
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (TdMsT)

*fist bump* I'm 5'10 so I'm never going to be 110 lbs (and still be kicking), so I go by how my clothes fit. Favorite jeans getting snug, cut back eating. That and having always having an active dog and a physical job pretty much keeps weight manageable. Restaurants being closed also helps, as home cooking can control bad eating, usually.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (99Nt9)

154 I had an emergency appendectomy on Sunday night. So this little extravaganza will be worth a few pounds. Plus I won't be able to cook/bake for Christmas, so win-win?

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (ySQBZ)

155 132 6"3 180 for a man is no bueno
Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (zr5Kq)

Yeah, it's a bitch being tall and skinny.

I hit ***ahem50***, and decided I was to thin at 6'3" / 170.

I hit the weights hard, and got to 200lbs +/- 2lbs. I can't eat enough to move the needle any more than that.

I'm still thinish, but it's a damn sight better than 170lbs.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (BgMrQ)

156 I have gotten myself back into trousers and jeans I had gotten too heavy for, so I know good things are happening.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (0QYMt)

157 Covid stuff actually helped with my weight loss.

Had to wear a mask, so I got sick several times with the last time requiring Augmentin to recover.

Augmentin fixes my nagging digestive issues.

Voila! Much less trouble controlling my cravings and weight.

Posted by: President-elect Emmie at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (ofYez)

158 Wait, so with the obesity and diabetes epidemic in minority communities...

Posted by: Moron Robbie is guessing Biden will use Trump donation lists to enforce his gun ban at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (44/1o)

159 I use a food tracker app and it pisses me off how quickly the calories stack up. I so much as take a deep breath of air and its already a 400 calorie jump
Posted by: Illegitimate Offspring of Scrooge and The Grinch at December 17, 2020 07:42 PM (Vcoyy)


Which one do you use?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (t+qrx)

160
GAINZZZ burgers?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (s2VJv)

161 >>> Practice thus. Make your loved ones practice it too. Give them all different routes to get to the same point.

Make my wife do a 20 mile force march to a bug out spot?

I see the flaw in your training plan.

Posted by: fluffy at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (4F8+o)

162 Today's GAINZZZ involved defying my stupid governor's edicts.

1. I traveled non-essentially.

2. I visited my parents to bake Christmas cookies with my mom and did not wear a mask in their house. They also did not wear masks.

3. We hugged and kissed each other.

4. We sang Christmas carols.

In addition, in eight days they will also violate the same edicts as they travel to our house for Christmas celebrations. Because SCIENCE!
Posted by: D




the thing is is, were I going to break the law it would be for sex and blow, not baking cookies.

baking, singing, and rubbing it out, things you do by yourself.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (4Jold)

163
When they succceed, reward them big. Like week vacation to the beach big, or maybe that Kimber they have their eye on.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron

Just move to Idaho

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (Xih1H)

164 Dude....Do some friggin' pushups. Buy a pull up bar you can hang on a door.

Posted by: NeoKong at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (IuuWp)

165 Maybe she can do me next.
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM

Phrasing?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (rBtIz)

166 Reminds me of this vid:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98mBl9d0dew

Little more meat on your bones, girl, it won't hurt as much.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (hku12)

Also, don't try to run on the fucking shiny spot of ice in the road.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 17, 2020 07:40 PM (EGyGV)


Filmed in Portland. I don't know how many times I've seen it, but I never get tired of seeing that smug look on her face, followed by falling on her bony ass.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (hku12)

167 If I stopped doing PT I'd look like Jabba the Hut from Sunday dinner alone.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:47 PM (nnLls)

168 Official motto of Idaho: "No YOU da ho!!"

Official motto of Florida: "We be crazy"

Official motto of California: "Turn back now before it's too late"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:47 PM (L2ZTs)

169 New workout:
Push ups
Sit ups
Squats
Curls
Weight held at arm's length

Sprint 1 min
Punch heavy bag
repeat
Strike heavy bag/tires with PR-24 or other impact weapon

Work in garden.... <--least favorite

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (ifmtJ)

170 122 I am biologically incapable of a morning workout.

Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:34 PM (hku1

I'm right there with you.
Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:39 PM (2DOZq)

You two, would have been the road guards in my unit's road marches and company runs. And i would have used the both of you shamelsessly to fall back and run with you too, so don't let me blow smoke up your ass.
Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at

Pair of guidon satellites

Posted by: Jean at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (Xih1H)

171 Which one do you use?
Posted by: hogmartin

I use Carb Manager. It's a freebie and will track your weight, individual foods, carbs (duh), fat, protein, and cals.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (Rvt88)

172 Good for you, DangerGirl!!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (/669Q)

173 GAINZZZ burgers?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM

Maybe CBD can do a Gainzzzzborough Art Thread tomorrow.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (rBtIz)

174 My workout is going great. I can lift 3 boxes of HoHos without even breaking a sweat!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (L2ZTs)

175 Somone left the Dojo out in the rain?

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (v4nye)

176
Which one do you use?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (t+qrx)

MyFit.

I hate it. I think it adds snacks when I'm not looking.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (VcFUs)

177 Chemo and radiation will melt those pounds away, even if those pounds are solid muscle. I have never been able to get that muscle back and believe me I have been trying. Especially during the fauxflu and fraudvote year 2020. There is just no way to drink back to where you were. Still, I endeavor to persevere, but gettin close to declaring war on the union.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (8bJHg)

178 "Make my wife do a 20 mile force march to a bug out spot?
I see the flaw in your training plan.
Posted by: fluffy"


I'm pretty sure Mrs f'd would give me that look and ignore me.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (0m+vp)

179 >.
149 How much does HRC supposedly weigh now?
Posted by: Muumuu designer at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (BBWrU)



Not sure exactly but she noticeably bends light.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (f/3kj)

180 garrett, they'll never have that recipe again!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (L2ZTs)

181 Try 20 burpees with push-ups, then sprint 100 yards. Then repeat until you get to 100 total.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (nnLls)

182 Spent most of 2019 on keto and lost over 40 lbs. Gained it all back this year.


Thinking about investing in a tapeworm.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (XNH1E)

183 I haven't had a drink in 20 days.

Is that Gainzzz?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (SazNh)

184 >>Buy a pull up bar you can hang on a door.


Don't do this. Not unless you weigh like 85 lbs.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (v4nye)

185 "Morning workouts are for communists and sadistic drill sergeants. "
-------
There is nothing like being out at 0400 doing PT. No people, just you, God, pain and the sun coming up at 0615. It's glorious and I will do it until I die.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:44 PM (nnLls)


If you say so, Comrade Stalin.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (hku12)

186 I had an emergency appendectomy on Sunday night. So this little extravaganza will be worth a few pounds. Plus I won't be able to cook/bake for Christmas, so win-win?
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (ySQBZ)
--------

Yikes. "How to lose weight the way way." Hope you're doing okay. Can you eat normally?

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (/669Q)

187 The *easy* way

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (/669Q)

188 102 I've lost 50 pounds in the last 18 months. The Duke's weight loss plan? First, get Crohn's. Wait, that's not a good plan. Don't do that.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 07:36 PM (kTF2Z)

Oh, Duke. That's awful. Hope you're getting better.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (OX9vb)

189 GAINZZZ dog food on the Pet Thread.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (UDapT)

190 Was consistently walking 4-5 time a week, 3-4 miles. but since wife broke ankle in October the exercise I get the most is right or left arm lifting a glass.
Pretty enjoyable, actually.

Posted by: Muskie73 at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (tInpe)

191 Not sure exactly but she noticeably bends light.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (f/3kj)


Usul has called a big one.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (t+qrx)

192 You ok? Heh.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (Z9NP8)

193 Burpees, is that the thing where you do push ups with a hand clap at the high point?

Posted by: attila the increasingly peevish at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (w7KSn)

194
I see the flaw in your training plan.
Posted by: fluffy at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM (4F8+o)

Yeah, Smash isn't receptive to my training. Next summer, i'm taking a week off for a motorcycle rideabout. That's how i'm starting off. At least she goes to the range with me.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (VcFUs)

195 Muad'dip, Tank Abrams says that's nothing. She now has her own gravitational pull!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (L2ZTs)

196 >>There is nothing like being out at 0400 doing PT.


If PT is a petite, hot brunette with killer 'C' cups?

I couldn't agree more.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (v4nye)

197 Yikes. "How to lose weight the way way." Hope you're doing okay. Can you eat normally?
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:50 PM (/669Q)


I can but don't really want to. Plus antibiotic makes me sorta bleh.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (ySQBZ)

198 I'm still a trooper even in SD in December. Drag my ass out of bed at 0430 and walk the dogs their 2 miles ( it's in their contract) and then again at around 430 PM after work. Fatter than I've been in my life. Covid drinking is what I'm blaming it on. Don't ever get drunk but I'm in the habit of 2 every night to relax. That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (4tVZm)

199 I don't there's any sugar or carbs in bourbon so I consider it a health food.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (+ya+t)

200 Good for you, DangerGirl!!



Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:48 PM (/669Q)



Yeah well I do what I can. My folks and we both agree that the one thing we are not scared of is this virus and we will not let it keep us apart no matter what Gov SCIENCE thinks.

Of course, now I have way too many cookies, but that's kind of a non-problem problem.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (ssqLp)

201 Well...
Dear friend and I and her six children spent the day at a local handicrafts/farm products center near me. We were having lunch at their excellent farm to table restaurant when another diner came over, said how nice it was to see a family out enjoying themselves without masks and gave her a gift card for the restaurant, which we used to pay for our meal.

I call that gains- not so much the money, which was nice, but the recognition and support.

Posted by: Sal at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (KTdeA)

202 I hit the weights hard, and got to 200lbs +/- 2lbs. I can't eat enough to move the needle any more than that.

I'm still thinish, but it's a damn sight better than 170lbs.
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (BgMrQ)
---------------

Being underweight isn't an issue until one gets sick. Then it's a real problem.

I shed weight like nobody's business when I'm ill.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (WEBkv)

203 I can but don't really want to. Plus antibiotic makes me sorta bleh.
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (ySQBZ)
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2020. What can't it do?

Let Mr. Dagny and the boys pamper you.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (/669Q)

204 I have an Apple Watch that supposedly tracks exercise.

It's pathetic.

I played tennis for two hours, came off the court pouring sweat and it said I got 7 minutes of exercise.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (TdMsT)

205 YOU introduced me to Jason Fung! He is now my go to guy for all things weight loss.

Posted by: Maggie at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (wvNyh)

206 Five of the spookiest words known to man:

"The case was never solved."

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (L2ZTs)

207 Good night all
Good luck in losing weight, if you should and can you will feel much better.

Posted by: Skip at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (Cxk7w)

208 GAINZZZ burgers?
Posted by: J.J. Sefton at December 17, 2020 07:46 PM

Marketed of course for humans because dogs don't know the visual difference between a hamburger and a urinal cake.

Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (2DOZq)

209 Hi protein hi fiber low carb diet. I hafta start walking again the stationary bike kills my knees.
Posted by: BluesFish at December 17, 2020 07:25 PM (WQZ1O)


Raise the seat, should help

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (M+Lyo)

210 You people had one job!

I just looked on the last thread and nobody made the comment that Timberlake's movie Palmer was about somebody who wrote in the Book of Palms.

Posted by: Axeman at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (Eicbe)

211 I'm still a trooper even in SD in December. Drag my ass out of bed at 0430 and walk the dogs their 2 miles ( it's in their contract) and then again at around 430 PM after work. Fatter than I've been in my life. Covid drinking is what I'm blaming it on. Don't ever get drunk but I'm in the habit of 2 every night to relax. That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore.
Postenot










That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore




not that that was something you ever had to try to do





Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (4Jold)

212 Lizzy, one of my dogs likes to stop and read all the pee-mail. He's also neurotic, and doesn't like to get too far from the house.

The other one, though, boy howdy! He sleeps in front of my heater all day while I work, so lazy, you wouldn't believe how he wants to run when we go out! I can barely keep up! He's my good exercise.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (OX9vb)

213 196 Muad'dip, Tank Abrams says that's nothing. She now has her own gravitational pull!
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:51 PM (L2ZTs)

She has her own event horizon.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (0QYMt)

214 Bike should be easier on your knees than walking.

Adjust your position and form.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (v4nye)

215 178 Chemo and radiation will melt those pounds away, even if those pounds are solid muscle. I have never been able to get that muscle back and believe me I have been trying. Especially during the fauxflu and fraudvote year 2020. There is just no way to drink back to where you were. Still, I endeavor to persevere, but gettin close to declaring war on the union.
Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (8bJHg)

Yeah, radiation really killed my appetite. That, and the havoc it wreaked on my intestinal tract.

I upped my protein intake to close to 200 grams a day, during that period, mostly in liquid form.

Fortunately my gym opened up in June, and remained open through the beginning of November, closed for three weeks and just re-opened this week.

You need to be moving some weight Eromero.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (BgMrQ)

216 tennis is very shitty exercise

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (4Jold)

217

2020. What can't it do?

Let Mr. Dagny and the boys pamper you.
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (/blah.


They're really trying their hardest, it's adorable.
Like puppies.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (ySQBZ)

218 187 I had an emergency appendectomy on Sunday night. So this little extravaganza will be worth a few pounds. Plus I won't be able to cook/bake for Christmas, so win-win?
Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (ySQBZ)


I hope you're feeling better.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (TdMsT)

219 I'd say try getting Covid to lose weight but it didn't appear to help Chris Christy.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (qH6FZ)

220 My company had a nice spread today in the kitchen.

As I walked in, a fat bastard was standing in front of the cheese plate, looking intently and still as a statue. I had the strong impression that he had been there as long as the bronze William Howard Taft.

Another coworker made small talk ... "Oh I've gained 10 pounds since I started working here..." a round-about complement of the food.

Gaining weight seems to be a way to commiserate, but not one I can participate in. My waist size is close to my army measurments, so that as I approach 200 lbs, I know that I can see muscular GAINZZZ. FYI veterans tend to be judgmental of fat people, even as they tend to BE fat people.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (LxTcq)

221 ICYMI

So far, 4 US Attorneys have resigned in the last 2 days.



GAINZZZ!!!

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (QUOVv)

222 I hit the weights hard, and got to 200lbs +/- 2lbs. I can't eat enough to move the needle any more than that.

I'm still thinish, but it's a damn sight better than 170lbs.
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:45 PM (BgMrQ)
---------------

Being underweight isn't an issue until one gets sick. Then it's a real problem.

I shed weight like nobody's business when I'm ill.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (WEBkv)


Been mentioned before in these parts, but the word is when the Germans cut off St. Petersburg, they learned a lot about starvation. One of the surprising results was that fat people starve to death sooner than thin people.

I don't exactly remember what the explanation was, but yeah.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (hku12)

223 Try 20 burpees with push-ups, then sprint 100 yards. Then repeat until you get to 100 total.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:49 PM (nnLls)



Honestly I'd never heard of burpees. Did a quick search then tried it per Wiki

Any good videos showing proper formf?

Posted by: Hands (he/him-elect) at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (786Ro)

224 For GAINZ I've signed up for a 24-hour gym nearby. I stopped lifting during the lockdown, but had some dumbbells that I could use, so I'm sticking with that. DB squats, presses, and once a week barbell front squats and deadlifts. Also trying to work on pull ups and pushups and getting back into running short distances (1-2 miles).

Other than that, now that I'm settled in I think I'm going to pull out my art supplies and try to start painting/drawing again. That, homebrewing a few batches of mead/wine, and sign up for a couple of online classes. Then, in the spring, I want to start taking glassblowing classes down in Richmond.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (jOcSX)

225 Thanks Ace, actually got gainzzz to report ...
back 6 months ago after the first wave of 2 weeks to stop the spread got finished for lack of patients & my surgical team was able to go back to work, they got me in quickly and successfully reversed my ostomy.
YAY !
So as soon as I was reasonably healed up (some amazing scars !) I got on trying to build back some muscle & drop some weight.
Lot of hiking to start out - one day on a trail I said to myself "by the end of the year I'm gonna be under 200 pounds and I'm gonna run this trail" ... and I am happy to say I met both of those goals !
Not much to say; I started counting calories (yeah, I know, I know) something that worked for my data-collecting mind; started forcing myself to eat in a day what I once might have eaten in a meal-and-a snack (tried to keep it at 1800 or less). 4 months dropped me from 235 to 185 ... now I am experimentally determining what a maintenance level might be.
Hiking a lot for the other part, nice that Wisconsin's commie gubner didn't close the state parks, pretty easy & fun to get up to 2, 3, 4, + miles with no problem, then start pushing the pace, more up & downhill, finally in october I went out one morning and ran that trail all around the loop ... had to stop once for a minute (a half-century of Kools does have lingering effects) but I cut myself slack for basically completing it as intended.

This winter I am only hiking once a week to keep from slipping back, mostly focusing on abs and upper body ... I let my weight plates go in the last move so it's dumb & kettlebells, situps & pullups. The chiropractor in town lets me use his heavy bag so I try to do that at least a few minutes a week.

/walloftext

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 TRUMP WON! at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (/On2j)

226 I have an Apple Watch that supposedly tracks exercise.

It's pathetic.

I played tennis for two hours, came off the court pouring sweat and it said I got 7 minutes of exercise.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (TdMsT)


That's your net gainzzz after it takes into account your criticisms of the city of Columbus' global warming initiatives. The future is now!

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (S8ePJ)

227 Covid drinking is what I'm blaming it on. Don't ever get drunk but I'm in the habit of 2 every night to relax. That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (4tVZm)

Buy an expensive bottle and you'll be more inclined to make it last.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (oh+79)

228 Is anybody else getting pummeled with videos on how to make hot chocolate bombs? I watched one and now I can't fight them off. Luckily I don't have any of the stuff to make them.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (/669Q)

229 Marcus T, *there's* where I've been messing up!

I've been having 20 SLurpees instead!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (L2ZTs)

230
That's your net gainzzz after it takes into account your criticisms of the city of Columbus' global warming initiatives. The future is now!
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (S8ePJ)


Lol!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (TdMsT)

231 Marketed of course for humans because dogs don't know the visual difference between a hamburger and a urinal cake.
------------------------
The second duckduckgo hit for "gains dog food":

Gaines-Burgers - Best Dog Food, Dog Food, Grain Free Dog Food

Posted by: andycanuck at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (UDapT)

232 My exercise mainly comes from farm chores and cutting all the firewood we need every year. I used to row on a machine 5 days a week and loved it. But I injured my shoulders to the point where I needed to give it a long break.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (f/3kj)

233 tennis is very shitty exercise



Why would anyone say an incendiary and stupid thing like that ?

*looks at nic

Oh, ok , never mind.

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (zr5Kq)

234 dagny, I hope you have a good and untroubled recovery. freaking appendix...what is it good for...

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (ssqLp)

235 Yes, I am ladyl.


You know it's bad when er triage calls for morphine.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (ySQBZ)

236 Being underweight isn't an issue until one gets sick. Then it's a real problem.

I shed weight like nobody's business when I'm ill.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (WEBkv)

If I miss a days worth of meals, I can drop 5lbs easy.

Hell during the summers when I played golf all the time, my weight would go down to 160lbs because I never ate lunch...just a quick breakfast and then dinner.

Never again!

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (BgMrQ)

237 Squat Thrusts.


Don't forget your Squat Thrusts.


Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (DEfLj)

238 DangerGirl: absolutely nuthin'! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (L2ZTs)

239 tennis is very shitty exercise

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (4Jold)

why is that? I could see if the guy you are playing is serving aces all the time. But I recall it being pretty physically demanding. You don't see a lot of fat tennis players.

Golf can be poor exercise if you do it wrong. Playing Horse on a basketball court is fun but far from optimal. Company softball likely won't make you slim. But to be fair there are not many fat soccer players or avid tennis players from what I have seen.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (OqDgx)

240 That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore




not that that was something you ever had to try to do





Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:54 PM (4Jold)

HA!! Funny guy!

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (4tVZm)

241 i've been on the peloton since 2018....absolutely love everything about it except the politics...i'm in a Christian group though so that keeps it nice.....they have strength training, barre, yoga and now pilates which are classes i enjoy.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (CqHIp)

242 I'm getting fat AF. And I was skinny AF for years and years.

Then drinking doesn't help.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 17, 2020 07:35 PM (L8ADy)

Same here. But IDGAF anymore.

Posted by: Gaelic Girl's Irish Democracy at December 17, 2020 07:59 PM (5FCda)

243 Honestly I'd never heard of burpees. Did a quick search then tried it per Wiki

Any good videos showing proper formf?
Posted by: Hands

Make sure during the 'puke' portion of the exercise you lean forward far enough such that your shoes remain clean.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 07:59 PM (Rvt88)

244 236 Yes, I am ladyl.


You know it's bad when er triage calls for morphine.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (ySQBZ)


Holy cow. I've heard appendicitis is very painful.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:59 PM (TdMsT)

245 Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (/669Q)

No on the hot chocolate bombs but I do want to make hot buttered rums this year. Still trying to decide if the hot water or the apple cider version will be best.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at December 17, 2020 07:59 PM (oh+79)

246 Just Search for burpee and sort through the videos. If there's anything from the military or SOFREP you're good.

Also, every week I usually do a burpee pyramid. But build up to that or it will kill you.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 07:59 PM (nnLls)

247 I'm doing the Chloe Ting 2020 2-week challenge.

Sore every single night, but it works.

Walking 2 miles every day, barring the bad weather like the 18 inches of snow we got yesterday/today.

Helps with sleeping, since I'm physically so tired that the stress of our republic crashing and burning doesn't keep me awake.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (l1C8z)

248 DangerGirl: absolutely nuthin'! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 17, 2020 07:58 PM (L2ZTs)



I knew someone would pick that up...

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (ssqLp)

249 Seriously, WTF is up with all the transgender Christmas stuff? Is there really that much of an audience for this crap?

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (3vIkC)

250 Covid drinking is what I'm blaming it on. Don't ever get drunk but I'm in the habit of 2 every night to relax. That and there is nowhere to go and no reason to look good anymore.

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2020 07:52 PM (4tVZm)

I've gotten into the habit of two beer w day.
It's more than I like and it adds up financially but...

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (lgiXo)

251 My exercise mainly comes from farm chores and cutting all the firewood we need every year. I used to row on a machine 5 days a week and loved it. But I injured my shoulders to the point where I needed to give it a long break.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (f/3kj)
--------

And making maple syrup. Did you know today is National Maple Syrup Day? Have some French toast!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (/669Q)

252 Buy an expensive bottle and you'll be more inclined to make it last.
Posted by: Pine Barrens at December 17, 2020 07:56 PM (oh+79)
...........

I'm a redneck. I drink canned beer.........

Posted by: Molly k. at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (4tVZm)

253 Anybody tried those "Better Than Gainzzz" soy products?


No?

Posted by: Miklos neither at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (QzkSJ)

254 tennis is very shitty exercise



Why would anyone say an incendiary and stupid thing like that ?

*looks at nic

Oh, ok , never mind.
Posted by: r




or here is a thought, because it is shitty exercise, it is a thing that has been forever, since you hit for a bit, find the balls, serve, hit for a bit and do it again.

if you go back and read the old exercise values books from the 70s they say this about tennis.

sorry that the truth is incendiary and stupid to you.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (4Jold)

255 But I haven't touched their opioid after. My son's think I'm nuts, but I hate that stuff.

Posted by: dagny, first of her name at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (ySQBZ)

256 Gaining weight seems to be a way to commiserate, but not one I can participate in. My waist size is close to my army measurments, so that as I approach 200 lbs, I know that I can see muscular GAINZZZ. FYI veterans tend to be judgmental of fat people, even as they tend to BE fat people.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (LxTcq)

Tell me about it. 5'10" (yes, they do stack BS that high i Alabama) and 205lbs.

I have worked my ass off, and now i can finally, consistently put some force behind my kicks to my own head's height. Dojo masfer says i have to start breaking the practice boards at eye level now. If she weren't so damned scary, i'd have a crush on her. Plus, Smash would hold me down while she gutted me.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (VcFUs)

257 I've lost a bit over 30 pounds this year, just by losing my appetite. I could stand to lose another 30, but it's very hard for me to lose weight. I stall out on low carb diets.

I would like to be able to walk my young dog. When you put him on a lead, he flattens down and digs in. Really hard to get him to walk slowly. I have a Halti around here somewhere, so thought I might start working with him in the front yard. I don't want to take him out until I can be confident he won't pull me over. And taking a walk in suburbia is not my idea of fun anyway.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (JKNZq)

258 Spent too much building a garage gym this year but zero regrets getting to lift without being told to wear a mask

Posted by: brak at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (cG+eD)

259
And making maple syrup. Did you know today is National Maple Syrup Day? Have some French toast!
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (/669Q)


And invite CBD over to enjoy it with you!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:01 PM (TdMsT)

260 tennis is very shitty exercise
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (4Jold)

Well off to do some shitty exercising.

Dick


Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (2DOZq)

261 Best way to lose weight I ever did was get a job at a brass foundry. By the time you get tendonitis, you lost 40 pounds.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (buTO7)

262 New test at home 'Rona test that you plug into your smartphone ships in January.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (SazNh)

263 Isn't burpees the place where you buy your seeds every spring? I grew some nice sunflowers from burpees seeds this past year.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (ssqLp)

264 >And making maple syrup. Did you know today is National Maple Syrup Day? Have some French toast!
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (/669


Speaking of that, how is your syrup supply?

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (f/3kj)

265 Don't forget your Squat Thrusts.


Posted by: garrett


Somehow the kegels don't seem to do much for me.

Posted by: Miklos, possible doin it rong at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (QzkSJ)

266 I'm gaining on my ability to eat more pie.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (Fe+S/)

267 "Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 07:57 PM (f/3kj)
-------- "

I have relatives that own farms. They never work out. Don't need to. Everyone of them is on better shape than most people I know. I used to go out during summers and work with them. I was in the best shape of my life. But bailing hay onto a trailer when it was 85 degrees almost killed me.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (nnLls)

268 I just watched Andrew Zimmern in Montreal.
The show was interesting but he claimed maple syrup frozen in snow and twirled up on a popsicle stick might be Canada's national food.
That's ridiculous.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (lgiXo)

269 tennis is very shitty exercise

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 07:55 PM (4Jold)

why is that? I could see if the guy you are playing is serving aces all the time. But I recall it being pretty physically demanding. You don't see a lot of fat tennis players.

Golf can be poor exercise if you do it wrong. Playing Horse on a basketball court is fun but far from optimal. Company softball likely won't make you slim. But to be fair there are not many fat soccer players or avid tennis players from what I have seen.
Posted by: Q



there are many fat tennis guys.

it is the amount where you are not exercising in a match that is the thing, serve, hit, walk around, serve hit, do it again and again.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (4Jold)

270 Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lie down til it goes away.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (kTF2Z)

271 Speaking of that, how is your syrup supply?
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (f/3kj)
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Still ample, thanks to my bro. I keep it in the freezer and indulge on special occasions. Christmas morning breakfast is the next one.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (/669Q)

272 250 Seriously, WTF is up with all the transgender Christmas stuff? Is there really that much of an audience for this crap?
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (3vIkC)

They're trying to make the audience and failing. But just wait, soon viewing will be mandatory and all will be right again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (0QYMt)

273 Well off to do some shitty exercising.

Dick


Posted by: M




now you be sure to swallow it all since that is what he is paying you for.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:04 PM (4Jold)

274
Well off to do some shitty exercising.

Dick


Posted by: Mr. Meeseeks, Look at me at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (2DOZq)


Yeah--tennis is a real breeze, isn't it?

Hope you win!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:04 PM (TdMsT)

275 I used to pick apples five and half days a week. I was in great shape, but didn't really lose weight. That's when I decided that exercising to lose weight is pointless.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:05 PM (JKNZq)

276
those are squat thrusts

what is this "burpees" boo ship?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 17, 2020 08:05 PM (PDdZ1)

277 They're trying to make the audience and failing. But just wait, soon viewing will be mandatory and all will be right again.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Buy a Monotonous Languor, get an Enormous Ennui
half off at The Outrage Outlet! at December 17, 2020 08:03 PM (0QYMt)

We will be made to care.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:05 PM (3vIkC)

278 the guaranteed way to lose weight is join the Army and go to basic and AIT. There is something about running around and even just sitting in the GA heat 16 hours a day that has an effect if you are overweight. What I learned from this is if you don't have time to sit around,or much time to eat, you are going to lose weight. But who can do this later in life? No matter what you do, you are not likely to keep at it for most of the day, day in and day out. Unless you have someone telling you what to do at all times, it can't be replicated.

My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:05 PM (OqDgx)

279 >.
I have relatives that own farms. They never work out. Don't need to. Everyone of them is on better shape than most people I know. I used to go out during summers and work with them. I was in the best shape of my life. But bailing hay onto a trailer when it was 85 degrees almost killed me.
Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 08:02 PM (nnLls)


Ha! Those weren't the days. I don't miss making hay at all. I have to unload hay racks every once in a while these days. That's about it.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (f/3kj)

280 I have an Apple Watch that supposedly tracks exercise.

It's pathetic.

I played tennis for two hours, came off the court pouring sweat and it said I got 7 minutes of exercise.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (TdMsT)


Tell it you're doing a workout before you start, the activity detector is terrible. I've shoveled mulch for a half hour on two consecutive days; on the second day I remembered to turn on the 'other' activity and got 200 calories or so for it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (t+qrx)

281 276 I used to pick apples five and half days a week. I was in great shape, but didn't really lose weight. That's when I decided that exercising to lose weight is pointless.
Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:05 PM (JKNZq)


I was a distance runner for many years. I never lost weight running.

I think it's because it makes you so darned hungry.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (TdMsT)

282 Squat thrusts? Who are you, Jack Lalane?

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (nnLls)

283 GAINZZZZ!

I've been working out consistently 5 times a week for at least a couple of weeks now. I've lost quite a bit of weight during corona (also due to diet) . It took a few months but I can even do real push ups now.

I'm so much stronger, and it's really helped my previously wonky, currently bionic leg get so much stronger. I was never able to hop on the special leg and now I can a little!

This is the lady whose YouTube workouts I have been doing. They are pretty tough, probably even for guys.

https://youtube.com/c/CarolineGirvan

I've also been doing really fun afro beat/Latin dance for cardio sometimes from this dude:

https://youtube.com/c/MrHelioFaria

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (iE7LC)

284 Masturbating until you pass out helps you lose weight because you don't eat a whole bag of Cheetos afterwards.

Posted by: loser tro at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (0m+vp)

285 Couple of *months*

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (iE7LC)

286 Yeah--tennis is a real breeze, isn't it?



Hope you win!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:04 PM (TdMsT)

Tennis is a lot of fun. Played at a high level, it is incredible exercise. Unfortunately, 6 knee surgeries have me running more like C3PO than Ivan Lendl (I patterned my game after his).

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (3vIkC)

287 Raise the seat, should help
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway
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Thanks I'll hafta try that. I can walk 20-25 miles/week with no problems but 2-4 hours/week on the bike and I'm looking for the ibuprofen.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (WQZ1O)

288 Cardio can kill your GAINZZZ, if you are already athletic and looking to improve. That being said, crossfit has been a gateway to a number of great fitness hobbies.

A burpee is just a push-up followed by a vertical jump. The jump can be 1 inch if you like, it still counts.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (LxTcq)

289 Dog owner is fatphobic.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (iE7LC)

290 My knee has been sore for two months. I've had precious little exercise during this time.
Sometimes the news is cardio in an instant.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (lgiXo)

291 I prefer table tennis and darts. Neither is going to help with gainzz though.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (OqDgx)

292
Tell it you're doing a workout before you start, the activity detector is terrible. I've shoveled mulch for a half hour on two consecutive days; on the second day I remembered to turn on the 'other' activity and got 200 calories or so for it.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:06 PM (t+qrx)


I always forget to start the tennis workout on my watch. Or if I start it, I forget to stop it.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (TdMsT)

293 Seriously, WTF is up with all the transgender Christmas stuff? Is there really that much of an audience for this crap?
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:00 PM (3vIkC)


Remember the movie version of A Clockwork Orange? When they pried Malcom McDowell's eyes open?

That's basically a metaphor for 2020.

Try not watching. Go ahead. Try.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (hku12)

294 "I played tennis for two hours, came off the court pouring sweat and it said I got 7 minutes of exercise.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 07:53 PM (TdMsT) "

Put it in a pants pocket. Throw the pants in the dryer on an hour cycle. Go eat pie. Problem solved.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (nnLls)

295 That's "troll".

Posted by: loser troll at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (0m+vp)

296 I left my basement.
Then


..



I forgot

Posted by: Bi den at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (dM0wR)

297 (AP) - Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a
long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around
the globe that officials suspect was carried out by Russian hackers.





Yesterday Jack Posobiec said that his sources told him that Deep Staters want the DNI report to ONLY be Russia, Russia, Russian and patriots in the department want it to show China and other countries. So what do the Deep State shitheads do? Start a Russia, Russia, Russia story.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (hjWzb)

298 I have to keep carb intake less than 30g to lose weight. Then I stall out. I just try and make myself eat something these days. I've started buying the child or geezer's meal when I order stuff. I don't finish the larger stuff.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (JKNZq)

299 My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.
Posted by: Quint

Every person I have known that takes off 6 months of their work life to hike the Appalachian Trail has been a little off kilter. I've known millionaires who have done it, almost as a last ditch effort to get their lives on a different track.

Didn't work for any of them, which is sad.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (l1C8z)

300 Spent 2 hours shoveling heavy snow this evening. That's my workout for today.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (iE7LC)

301 Spent 2 hours shoveling heavy snow this evening. That's my workout for today.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (iE7LC)


Yeah, that'll do it.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (t+qrx)

302 I have TREMENDOUS gains in my alcohol consumption and waistline!

Posted by: ShainS at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (WqPYg)

303 I worked with a guy that hiked the Appalachian trail. He was originally a luthier, until he came down with glaucoma. Went into doing tech support, which is where I met him. Seemed like a good guy.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (JKNZq)

304 Yesterday Jack Posobiec said that his sources told him that Deep Staters want the DNI report to ONLY be Russia, Russia, Russian and patriots in the department want it to show China and other countries. So what do the Deep State shitheads do? Start a Russia, Russia, Russia story.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (hjWzb)


Their Russia fetish is unquenchable.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (S8ePJ)

305 Every person I have known that takes off 6 months of their work life to hike the Appalachian Trail has been a little off kilter. I've known millionaires who have done it, almost as a last ditch effort to get their lives on a different track.

Didn't work for any of them, which is sad.
Posted by: squeakywheel

What are you talking about?

Posted by: Mark Sanford at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (Rvt88)

306 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)

307 >>I used to row on a machine 5 days a week and loved it.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 202


This is hysterical.

Posted by: garrett at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (M8uwZ)

308
Tennis is a lot of fun. Played at a high level, it is incredible exercise. Unfortunately, 6 knee surgeries have me running more like C3PO than Ivan Lendl (I patterned my game after his).
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:07 PM (3vIkC)


It really is incredible expertise. Lots of running, starting and stopping. I've seen people play after a hip replacement, but I think people returning to tennis after a knee replacement is rarer.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (TdMsT)

309 My gainzz are basically not gaining weight, not snacking, and beating the ever loving shit out of my heavy bag at least three times a week.

Boxing. Not spousal abuse or self abuse.

I know you guys.

*glares*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Who's with me!! at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (x8Wzq)

310 My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.

Posted by: Quint



Every person I have known that takes off 6 months of their work life
to hike the Appalachian Trail has been a little off kilter. I've known
millionaires who have done it, almost as a last ditch effort to get
their lives on a different track.



Didn't work for any of them, which is sad.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (l1C8z)


interesting anecdote. I can see what you are saying though. They do something like that for a reason.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (OqDgx)

311 The only part of my body that ever gets obviously toned are my arms. My abs and legs are pretty strong now but you wouldn't know looking at them...

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (iE7LC)

312 He was originally a luthier, until he came down with glaucoma.
Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (JKNZq)


This is the best kind of non-sequitur.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (t+qrx)

313 300 Spent 2 hours shoveling heavy snow this evening. That's my workout for today.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (iE7LC)


Serious resistance training!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (TdMsT)

314 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)

That is incredible. I am in awe.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (iE7LC)

315 When we backpacked in Gila National Park a few springs ago we ran across quite of few through hikers doing the CDT. They were all a bit different.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (UUBmN)

316 My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.
Posted by: Quint

Every person I have known that takes off 6 months of their work life to hike the Appalachian Trail has been a little off kilter. I've known millionaires who have done it, almost as a last ditch effort to get their lives on a different track.

Didn't work for any of them, which is sad.
Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (l1C8z)


Bring your Argentinian girlfriend with you. You may not lose weight, but you won't care.

Posted by: Guvnor Sanford at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (hku12)

317 Kensington, that is awesome. Congratulations.

I was down 30 pounds since March, until September when I moved and spent six weeks on the road visiting family and waiting for my job to start. Six weeks living off junk food killed my weight loss. Now I'm trying to recover those gainz.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (jOcSX)

318 My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.

Posted by: Q




think there was some chick that got lost hiking the trail and spent a month 300 yards from somebody's house and starved.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (4Jold)

319 Spent 2 hours shoveling heavy snow this evening. That's my workout for today.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (iE7LC)


That's my winter workout, mowing is my summer workout. I'm usually more exhausted after shoveling. I used to shovel starting at the garage, but I now start with the end of the driveway, removing the mountain of plowed cement while I still have the strength.

Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (S8ePJ)

320 Coronavirus update: no longer having major chills/shaking. Fever is still present. Not really coughing. Aches seem to be on the way out. Oxygen levels still running normal.

Lungs feel a little odd, which is worrying, but since the oxygen levels aren't going anywhere and I'm not really having trouble breathing, I'm only slightly worried.

Would advise keeping a topical pain reliever on hand in case you get it, the aches were bad enough to prevent me from being able to sleep at points until I used some.

Posted by: Locarno at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (3WLXg)

321 I know, but it was true. He made and repaired violins and other stringed instruments.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (JKNZq)

322 Every person I have known that takes off 6 months of their work life to hike the Appalachian Trail has been a little off kilter. I've known millionaires who have done it, almost as a last ditch effort to get their lives on a different track.

Didn't work for any of them, which is sad.
Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (l1C8z)
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I've hiked little tiny bits of it, only because it happened to run through places where I've been. You're right, it didn't work. Still crazy.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (/669Q)

323 I am watching the World's Strongest Man competition. I love that shit.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (OX9vb)

324 I tried getting run over by a Dodge 1500 while riding my dirt bike...that seems to have slowed recovery from the hand surgery down. On the plus side, I found out that sometime in the past I broke the wrist on the same hand that I had the surgery and now the damaged cartilage...I am still here.

Posted by: rob in katy at December 17, 2020 08:13 PM (eFAZh)

325 Locarno,

do you have any rescue inhalers? Ventolin helps open up the lungs.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:13 PM (JKNZq)

326 Two excellent short films from Neill Blomkamp's (District 9) Oats Studio, the first being called "Fire Base". This one is a seriously freaky Vietnam War/Sci Fi Horror tale:

https://tinyurl.com/Firebase-Short


Also, Rakka, which is an alien invasion movie with Sigourney Weaver fighting aliens again:

https://tinyurl.com/Rakka-Short


Another unrelated short:

https://tinyurl.com/Apocalypse-Now-Now

That one is a "Teen Serial Killer/Bounty Hunter Buddy Flick"


Finally, a comedy about a guy forced to dig his own grave: https://tinyurl.com/Dig-Your-Own-Grave-Short

That's right; I said a comedy.


All four of these are outstanding.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 08:13 PM (1YlHz)

327 Serious resistance training!
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:11 PM (TdMsT)

Ladyl, when I found out you played tennis, I was like, that explains it!

You are in very good physical shape.

Goals.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (iE7LC)

328 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)

Congratulations! You are giving yourself the gift of life. Looks don't matter... I should know!

Posted by: Guvnor Sanford at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (hku12)

329 That is incredible. I am in awe.
=======

Thanks. I have a lengthy, multi-decade history of gaining and losing (though never on this scale before). We'll see how well it works out this time. *shrug*

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (rtokl)

330 304 Yesterday Jack Posobiec said that his sources told him that Deep Staters want the DNI report to ONLY be Russia, Russia, Russian and patriots in the department want it to show China and other countries. So what do the Deep State shitheads do? Start a Russia, Russia, Russia story.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 08:08 PM (hjWzb)


Their Russia fetish is unquenchable.
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (S8ePJ)

They are a threat people remember enough to seem credible (The 80's called and they want their foreign policy back) but they economically and militarily aren't a force that needs to be tiptoed around.

Pointing fingers at Xinne the Pooh however will leave them poorer, and possibly out of a job when Xi decides to release the blackmail material.

So like any bully, they pick on the biggest kid they can who they believe to not be much of a threat.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (Ojki1)

331 323 I am watching the World's Strongest Man competition. I love that shit.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (

I find it interesting too. Those men are massive

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (lgiXo)

332 It really is incredible expertise. Lots of running,
starting and stopping. I've seen people play after a hip replacement,
but I think people returning to tennis after a knee replacement is
rarer.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:10 PM (TdMsT)

I had 4 consecutive major knee surgeries - 2 for repair, 2 to remove staph caused by the second surgery. There is so much scar tissue there is no possibility of a knee replacement. And normal orthopods will not touch my knee. But I still have two legs (this was in doubt with the staph) so I am eternally grateful.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (3vIkC)

333 dagny, first of her name

Hope the recovery is smooth. You class this joint up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (u82oZ)

334 Where's Eris, anyhow? She'd have some suitably bizarre Edwardian-era fitness routine like monocle kickboxing or ether luge.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (t+qrx)

335 No, I've never had any trouble breathing in the past and have crazy high lung capacity, so it's not something I've worried about.

Posted by: Locarno at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (3WLXg)

336 331
323 I am watching the World's Strongest Man competition. I love that shit.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (



I find it interesting too. Those men are massive



Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (lgiXo)

Do they still do the Atlas Stones?

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (3vIkC)

337 Locarno, glad you are doing better!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (iE7LC)

338 Kensington, good for you! I remember you updating us a while back. Very very pleased for you.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (/669Q)

339 What are you doing for GAINZZZ?

Nothing. I've gained back all the weight I lost for the NoVaMoMe and my job has me so stressed out that I haven't been able to write in over a month.

I wish I could just go away somewhere for a long weekend to write, but NH and ME are now pulling people with MA plates over and, if you're not going food shopping or one of the other "approved" activities, you're told to get back to MA.


My idea is to hike the Appalachian Trail. It is pretty much guaranteed if you do that, you will end up much thinner.

Posted by: Quint


Before you do, you might want to read Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods, which is his relating of how he tried to do the Trail. Caveat: it is Bryson, so expect his usual self-absorbed smugness and offhand dismissal of ordinary Americans, but if you can find or borrow a cheap copy, you might get a chuckle or two out of it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (2JVJo)

340 Oh good grief. Sockoff.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (hku12)

341 Little Debbie Fudge Rounds help me keep my Winter weight.

Posted by: loser troll at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (0m+vp)

342 Since gyms are shuttered for the next 5 months in my state, all I can do is run on ice in subzero temperatures, and get my picture taken by every karen I pass 50 feet away and posted to my local police department hotline for mask disobedience

Posted by: cannont at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (hCqcJ)

343
I had 4 consecutive major knee surgeries - 2 for repair, 2 to remove staph caused by the second surgery. There is so much scar tissue there is no possibility of a knee replacement. And normal orthopods will not touch my knee. But I still have two legs (this was in doubt with the staph) so I am eternally grateful.
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (3vIkC)


Two intact legs is something to be very grateful for.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (TdMsT)

344 You'll probably be fine. It's unclear how much damage Wuflu causes to your lungs.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (JKNZq)

345 That first video made me smile from the beginning to the end. So much unconditional love.

I don't know how that man has that many dogs and is able to keep a job and travel across the country with all of them in his vehicle. All I kept thinking of was the food and vet bills must be enormous and the poop clean up must be a full time job.

I admire the heck out of him for what he is doing.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (NpAcC)

346 I do wish I could have figured out a way to monetize it. If I'd known it was going to go so well this time...

Oh, well. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. See you in six months when it's all back!

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (rtokl)

347 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)



That is awesome. It should not be embarrassing at all, you should be proud. I am proud of you.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (ssqLp)

348 Q

I know someone who gained weight walking the AT. She stopped for ice cream at every place she could.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (u82oZ)

349 Got as low as 213. Thanksgiving / grandma got me up near 230. Back at about 220 now.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (2ByrN)

350 I'm really glad the recent winter storm tracked south of us. We gut bupkis. Which I'm totally cool with. I think we've had 10 inches total since first snow.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (f/3kj)

351 so,




"In the study, researchers found that an extremely small percentage of people actually reach any energy expenditure during tennis that even comes close to meeting the current recommendations for activity intensity to burn fat or build fitness! The only study participants who actually reached an appropriate intensity and heart rate were the ones involved in focused, active, competitive game play"

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:17 PM (4Jold)

352 The Icelandic guy who had a role on Game of Thrones held the world deadlift record. I believe it was in excess of 1,100 pounds.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:17 PM (lgiXo)

353 That's my winter workout, mowing is my summer workout. I'm usually more exhausted after shoveling. I used to shovel starting at the garage, but I now start with the end of the driveway, removing the mountain of plowed cement while I still have the strength.
Posted by: AF at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (S8ePJ)

Hmmm. Will consider this method.

I wasn't out of breath and didn't feel much exertion most of the time I was shoveling. Thank you, Caroline Girvan!

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:17 PM (iE7LC)

354 It is nice to be taken off blood pressure medication and be able to buy clothing at non-big and tall shops. That's not nothing!

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:18 PM (rtokl)

355 Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)

That's fucking a-ma-zing. You should be proud AF. Congrats.

Posted by: clutch cargo now with 21% more FUCKITOL at December 17, 2020 08:18 PM (L8ADy)

356 Mark Andrew Edwards, Pick your partners for the Dance

Serious question. What does the weights at arms length do? I bang dumbbells together for a 30 count, but can never figure out what I am helping.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:18 PM (u82oZ)

357 278 the guaranteed way to lose weight is join the Army and go to basic and AIT. There is something about running around and even just sitting in the GA heat 16 hours a day that has an effect if you are overweight.
----
The brass foundry was above-normal heat, in that you couldn't have a Bic lighter in your pocket or it would explode.

Posted by: Jimco Industries at December 17, 2020 08:19 PM (buTO7)

358
Ladyl, when I found out you played tennis, I was like, that explains it!

You are in very good physical shape.

Goals.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (iE7LC)


Thanks, Chique. It won't be forever, so I'm trying to do everything I can right now, until infirmity takes over.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:19 PM (TdMsT)

359 All this talk about gainzz made me realize I need to make a cake and cover it with homemade buttercream frosting.

Mmmm.

later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing at December 17, 2020 08:19 PM (WEBkv)

360 At my strongest I was able to get an Atlas stone to hip level - not sure I would have been able to place it on a hip level platform, though.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:20 PM (2ByrN)

361 About 18 months ago I made a conscious effort to stop eating after lunch. Big breakfast, 4 eggs over easy plus a big slice of the gluten free bread I make, all down before 6am. Lunch is a big steak or big salad or lots of something that is heavy on the protein side. After work, I have a nice glass of exquisite hand crafted whiskey and maybe nibble on something, like half a chicken thigh or less. 18 months later, I went from 184 to usually below 170, which for me at 5'9" and 61 years old is pretty good. Body fat is probably around 15%. I sleep better and I am stronger than anyone I know who is my age and weight. My cardiovascular health could improve, but I almost never do any cardio, so there is that.
Intermittent fasting is the way to go for a long, healthy life.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at December 17, 2020 08:20 PM (hrRsI)

362
Q



I know someone who gained weight walking the AT. She stopped for ice cream at every place she could.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (u82oZ)

sure it is possible. Some gain weight in Basic too. They usually stared off pretty thin though. But you do have a point. Their is really no amount of exercise that can't be countered by eating.

I know for myself, hiking 10-12 miles a day for months on end would be a shock to the system. I bet I would drop 50 pounds. But I get what you are saying, it is possible to no lose much. It really comes down to how much you are changing your routine. If the exercise and eating/drinking isn't a huge change of routine, then really, you can't expect much change.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:21 PM (OqDgx)

363 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 P


That's incredible, Kensington.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:21 PM (TdMsT)

364 Kensington

Wahoo!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:21 PM (u82oZ)

365 Ace

I've lost 55 pounds since I got married.

I found out in the Service that your butt grows back after being chewed. So not from that.

Just saying.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:21 PM (u82oZ)

366 I'm not trying to get much thinner. Just a couple more lbs. GAINZZZZ are robbing the girls and caboose, and I also don't want to start looking older. I also have what my sister lovingly calls a chicken neck. It's relatively thin and I don't want to look like I'm a starving African.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (iE7LC)

367
In 2004, we wanted to take Lacey to the National Specialty for her final show. She had had puppies, then pyometria that required her to be spayed. She was fat and out of shape.

Every morning I'd load Lacey and a bicycle into the van and take her to the high school track and run her. Because she was so well show trained there was never a problem with her trotting next to me as I rode.

Making a long story short, she got fit, went out to Olympia, WA and won the specialty from the Veteran class.

We now have a Jog-a-Dog down in the kennel. The tread is 75 inches long, so even the big boys have no trouble staying on it,

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (mht8P)

368 Oh, well. Thanks for the well wishes, everyone. See you in six months when it's all back!
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:16 PM (rtokl)
--------

Nope. It's not coming back. You won't let it. You worked so hard to lose over half your body weight and you are NOT going to regain any of it. I know you were joking but I couldn't let you get away with that!!

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (/669Q)

369 Oh, and at the risk of sounding like a useless prog, I do advocate people being very kind with themselves on matters of weight. Have not found much benefit in beating myself up about it over the years. Weight is simple, I guess, but it can still feel really complicated, so if you are struggling, give yourself a break. Perhaps. :-) You really might be able to turn it around tomorrow.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (rtokl)

370 Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 PM (rtokl)

Dude! Thats incredible! Way. To. GO!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (5XK0y)

371 Down 300 pounds since June 2019, which is actually pretty embarrassing, since I still weigh 250 and look like a Sharpei puppy.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:09 P


If I were wearing a hat, I would take it off to you. Well done!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:23 PM (2JVJo)

372
Adjust your position and form.
Posted by: garrett

I am trying to adjust my *form*... it's currently highly resistant to any change.

I spent 4 days in the hospital a month ago with pneumonia. I was slowing down for a couple of months... I believe I was sick for most of the summer and 1/2 the fall.

Getting my wind back slowly, really slowly.

Doesn't do anything for my gainzzz... they are still around my waist.

Posted by: pencil //ck I mean neck! at December 17, 2020 08:23 PM (gtatv)

373 Kensington, good for you! I remember you updating us a while back. Very very pleased for you.



Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (/669Q)

it is one hell of an achievement.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:23 PM (OqDgx)

374 366 I'm not trying to get much thinner. Just a couple more lbs. GAINZZZZ are robbing the girls and caboose, and I also don't want to start looking older. I also have what my sister lovingly calls a chicken neck. It's relatively thin and I don't want to look like I'm a starving African.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:22 PM (iE7LC)


You look fantastic. You don't need to change a thing.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (TdMsT)

375
Hell of an accomplishment, Kensington. Keep up the good work!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (mht8P)

376 Where's Eris, anyhow? She'd have some suitably bizarre Edwardian-era fitness routine like monocle kickboxing or ether luge.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (t+qrx)


Steampunk cycling machine !

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (zr5Kq)

377 Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:17 PM (4Jold)


I can't stir myself. So I'm always glad when you show up to do it.

Posted by: The Shit at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (786Ro)

378 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (TJXqe)

379 browndog @ 216- I agree on the weights and the pt and such. At age 56 I was running 3 miles, 100 pushups, same situps, and so forth. But that was 16 years ago. I ain't much into that stuff anymore, even though I carry 30 pounds of gear on my frame 40 hours a week, just as good as good as those 1/3 my age.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (8bJHg)

380 I want an old school weightlifter onesie, like a circus strongman. I feel like that's gotta add at least 10 lbs to your bench.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (2ByrN)

381 As far as Gainzzz goes I walk 6-7 miles everyday and was working out with weights 5 days a week. For the past month I haven't slacked off on the walking, but I have with my other workout routines.

I blame it on the election and other things, but mostly on the election.

Posted by: redridinghood at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (NpAcC)

382 Thanks Quiet Man.

I get things correct, much of the time. But sometimes? I indeed miss the bigger picture.

P. S.

My machine IS currently compromised. Just like back in 2014 (when I was hauling most of Drudge's water).

Just because I'm paranoid, doesn't mean that they aren't out to get me.

Reality just is. And the deep state, the Creepfilth Tech Overlords, the FNIC (fake news industrial complex), and the Left.

Are still at war. Even though Biden "won." Which tells me that they ARE scared. Of January 6th.

War is inevitable. There are no other possible outcomes. As much as I wish I am wrong.

And even if Trump lays down the (Marshal) law. Doesn't mean that they won't then be engaged in open Treason. And do even more evil (than stealing the election).

We have yet to see how crazy things are really going to get. Jiminy.

Posted by: elmo at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (g28J6)

383 hi Anna !

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (zr5Kq)

384 Anna!!!

How are you, dahlin?

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (TdMsT)

385 Anna, how is you ?

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (zr5Kq)

386 Look on Youtube for Iron Wolf body weight exercise routines. No equipment or gym needed.

Posted by: False Profiteer at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (4ioNh)

387 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (TJXqe)


Nyah back atcha, Anna. How are you feeling?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (2JVJo)

388 My goal is to get so small they have to carry me around in a bucket like Rose Kennedy.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (rtokl)

389 This week-end is the family Christmas. I'm going to bring spinach dip and hopefully one of the nieces will make a chocolate pie.
Basically, I'm doomed.

Posted by: ALH at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (YxfPJ)

390 chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin')

Remember, you are a dreamboat. And if we could look at souls, I'd need a welders helmet to look in your direction. But that is most 'ettes. Except t pink.

We 'rons are blessed you even talk to us.

Old? I have socks older that you!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (u82oZ)

391 OT: if I am Xi, I do the following: do not go after Hunter, I make sure the veep is my property, too. I also keep my other bitches, like Swalwell, in the clear. I don't think China is releasing Hunter tapes. If they're coming out of China, they aren't coming from Xi. He didn't get this far to fuck it up niw.

Posted by: CN at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (ONvIw)

392
Well, Her Majesty and I just shared a container of banana pudding. That won't help either of us.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (mht8P)

393 I cried because I was a troll
But then I met Confederatefifth

Posted by: loser troll at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (0m+vp)

394 I'll probably be alone for Christmas so probably no pig out for me.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (lgiXo)

395 {{{Salty Dog}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:28 PM (TdMsT)

396 LadyL!

**hand kiss**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (2JVJo)

397 You look fantastic. You don't need to change a thing.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:24 PM (TdMsT

Thanks, Ladyl. You sound like my mom, LOL. I just want to get down to a round number. 2 lbs won't make a difference, it's just psychological.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (iE7LC)

398 Just got a pizza and some smokes.


The routine is important, they say.

Posted by: Planet Mikilosian Fitness, non-judgemental at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (QzkSJ)

399 I'll probably be alone for Christmas so probably no pig out for me.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy

Stop in our place. I always set an extra place.

We'll yell at you as if you were family!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (Rvt88)

400 I went to Basic at Ft Dix in the winter time, we did PT inside for awhile. When we finally got to do it outside, we wore field jackets. I remember it was 18 below the day we got there with about 20" of snow on the ground. They made us shovel out the church parking lot for exercise the day after we got there.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (JAQN/)

401 Anna Puma!

How was going back to work, recovered?

I imagine by now you have a good story about your heart attack at work.

Good as always to see you posting.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:30 PM (u82oZ)

402 I'll probably be alone for Christmas so probably no pig out for me.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (lgiXo)

Do like me and order Indian food.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:30 PM (iE7LC)

403 Before you do, you might want to read Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods,
which is his relating of how he tried to do the Trail. Caveat: it is
Bryson, so expect his usual self-absorbed smugness and offhand dismissal
of ordinary Americans, but if you can find or borrow a cheap copy, you
might get a chuckle or two out of it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (2JVJo)


I read it. Bryson is a horrible ass. He is actually cruel for no reason at all. Having said that, he is a good writer. And he did have some interesting insights on the AT.

I used to hike the AT on three or four day hikes years ago. I know to be realistic, I would have to build up to the thru hike. Probably I will never do it. But I am pretty damn sure if I did at least I would lose some weight.

It would also be nice to shut off from the world for six months.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:30 PM (OqDgx)

404 I've been trying my hand at some sewing. I made an 18th century shirt out of muslin, and I'm making another right now. After that, I'll probably try to make a pair of breeches. The original thought was to make a suit for english country dancing, once dancing starts up again. I'd also like at some point to get back into sword work, either english longsword or italian, and having clothes that are periodish is good for that.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (jOcSX)

405 They made us shovel out the church parking lot for exercise the day after we got there.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby

HA! Sounds like snow watch at Great Lakes.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (Rvt88)

406 Darling {{{MP4}}}

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (TdMsT)

407 I just dropped a Tamarian Star Trek TNG reference on a 30-something coworker. I'm guessing he did not get it. One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (3vIkC)

408 Do like me and order Indian food.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:30 PM (iE7LC)

Pemmican and Bannock?

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (lgiXo)

409 Youngest of 4 sons launched in October so any snow shoveling will now be left to me. Also, I think a snow covered drive is a thing of beauty and should not be defiled.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (kTF2Z)

410 I am doing better.

Work isn't. Oh well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (TJXqe)

411 402 I'll probably be alone for Christmas so probably no pig out for me.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (lgiXo)

Do like me and order Indian food.
Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:30 PM (iE7LC)

Dot, not feather right?

Though feather usually seems to be casino around here, and they may have a spread again depending on Covid restrictions.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (Ojki1)

412 323 I am watching the World's Strongest Man competition. I love that shit.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (OX9vb)

Save me a seat...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (BgMrQ)

413 How was the weather for you other Morons? I think we got about a foot here at Stately Poppins Manor, right at the MA/NH border. Fortunately, it was light stuff, not wet and heavy, so the snowblower managed to make short work of the stuff.

I do have to go out tomorrow to the hardware store, as I salted down so much I am just about out of the stuff. I doubt they'll have anything, so if not, I know where the local DPW keeps sandboxes and I can fill a pail or two up until deliveries come in next week.

I can hear the plows going by the house as I type this, so I know I will have to get up early and suit up to clear (or more likely chop) away the detritus piled up overnight and frozen in the cold.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (2JVJo)

414 I'm a redneck. I drink canned beer.........
Posted by: Molly k.

Sister from another mother?

*fist bump*

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (QoPXA)

415 I went to Basic at Ft Dix in the winter time, we did
PT inside for awhile. When we finally got to do it outside, we wore
field jackets. I remember it was 18 below the day we got there with
about 20" of snow on the ground. They made us shovel out the church
parking lot for exercise the day after we got there.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at December 17, 2020 08:29 PM (JAQN/)

I did an Annual Training at Ft. Drum. The place reminded me of the movie The Shining. They had lake effect snows and even lake effect rain. The place was stark to say the least. The PX consisted of Playboys, booze, and chips.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (OqDgx)

416 One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.
Posted by: Mookie

Mention Archie Griffin and notice the blank stares.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (Rvt88)

417 World's Strongest Them competition, surely?

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (rtokl)

418 Anna Puma

Is the management track possible or potentially enjoyable? Because you have what it takes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (u82oZ)

419 Also, I think a snow covered drive is a thing of beauty and should not be defiled.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Nothing like organic, free range snow.

Posted by: Miklos, unlikely to see any at December 17, 2020 08:33 PM (QzkSJ)

420 Remember, you are a dreamboat. And if we could look at souls, I'd need a welders helmet to look in your direction. But that is most 'ettes. Except t pink.

We 'rons are blessed you even talk to us.

Old? I have socks older that you!
Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:27 PM (u82oZ)

Thanks, most distinguished NaCly Dog.

I'm stealing that to use on young people.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Math Queen King of Greenland, the Merciless (don't/stop/believin') at December 17, 2020 08:33 PM (iE7LC)

421
How was the weather for you other Morons?

__________

Sunny and in the 50s here in Brazoria County, TX today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:33 PM (mht8P)

422 I'd also like at some point to get back into sword work, either english longsword or italian, and having clothes that are periodish is good for that.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (jOcSX)
-------

I always like hearing about your activities and hobbies. You do such interesting things. I admire that you move new places and try new things and seem to enjoy yourself no matter where you are.

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (/669Q)

423 I'm a redneck. I drink canned beer.........
Posted by: Molly k.

Sister from another mother?

*fist bump*
Posted by: Infidel


And Champagne from Dixie Cups?

Posted by: Miklos, old fashioned that way at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (QzkSJ)

424 Tonypete

A preschooler I know gave his big sister a rant to stop her fussing with him. "I'm a big boy now. I was born in 2016."

Sheesh.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (u82oZ)

425 Do they still do the Atlas Stones?
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:15 PM (3vIkC)

Yep. They've gone a lot higher tech with their events these last several years, but I still love it. I really like the older ones best, though.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (OX9vb)

426 Mention Archie Griffin and notice the blank stares.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (Rvt8

I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (3vIkC)

427
Sunny and in the 50s here in Brazoria County, TX today.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:33 PM (mht8P)


I'll be checking back with you in mid August.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (TdMsT)

428 407 I just dropped a Tamarian Star Trek TNG reference on a 30-something coworker. I'm guessing he did not get it. One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (3vIkC)

Eh, modern references seem to be that meme that was hot for 30 minutes and now it is something else.

Either this gen will have a ton of referential callbacks to confuse their juniors or none at all.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (Ojki1)

429 I just dropped a Tamarian Star Trek TNG reference on a 30-something coworker. I'm guessing he did not get it. One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (3vIkC)


Yeah, it sucks when the little bastards don't get the latest Silent Cal joke.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (2JVJo)

430 I live in Chicago and like snow in the Winter, so I'm used to disappointment. For example, virtually nothing so far this year, and very little to speak of most years nowadays. Even when we do get a decent storm, the snow only tends to stick around briefly before temps creep back up into the 40's.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (rtokl)

431 Management at Wally?

Oh hell no, they just reamed the department managers and blurred the lines of command.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (TJXqe)

432 One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.

Posted by: Mookie



Mention Archie Griffin and notice the blank stares.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (Rvt8

It's not you, it's them. Why do we know famous people from 20, 40, and 60 years before we were born? But I see people today who have no clue about famous people from the 60s and 70s. At some point when you were born is no excuse. There has to be another reason for this.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (OqDgx)

433
I'll be checking back with you in mid August.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (TdMsT)

_________

Don't have to shovel 95 degree weather.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (mht8P)

434 I need to get back into shape, too. Affects my energy and outlook. I like HIIT. I don't like weights but I like the results! So that combo.

Posted by: Gilded at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (BRkq2)

435 Yep. They've gone a lot higher tech with their
events these last several years, but I still love it. I really like the
older ones best, though.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (OX9vb)

I remember they had that Magnus dude.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (3vIkC)

436 My goal is to get so small they have to carry me around in a bucket like Rose Kennedy.
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:26 PM (rtokl)


I want to get good and shapely enough that the Kennedy men want to rape me and/or drown me in an Oldsmobile.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (hku12)

437
I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (3vIkC)


Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

438 Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Vic gets stares when he mentions Martin Luther and not Lex Luther.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (u82oZ)

439
One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.

Posted by: Mookie

_________

Try not having anything in common with anyone.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (mht8P)

440
Mention Archie Griffin and notice the blank stares.



Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (Rvt8

I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...


Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (3vIkC)


That could be a good joke, or just a misread.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (OqDgx)

441 I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...
Posted by: Mookie

Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.
Posted by: Ladyl

I know you didn't mean to Mookie but my point has been underscored. HA!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (Rvt88)

442 The PX consisted of Playboys, booze, and chips.
Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (OqDgx)

----------

Not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (kTF2Z)

443 33 Ace I'm glad you're doing a life-in-a-time-of-Covid GAINZZZ thread.

I'd appreciate the Horde's suggestions to improve physical fitness GAINZZZ to prepare for a SHTF scenario.
Posted by: Hands (he/him/lolgf) at December 17, 2020 07:24 PM (786Ro)

When you can take the pebble from my hand...

Posted by: Heirloominati, always time for Horse Stance! at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (CtJ/Z)

444
It's not you, it's them. Why do we know famous people from 20, 40, and 60 years before we were born? But I see people today who have no clue about famous people from the 60s and 70s. At some point when you were born is no excuse. There has to be another reason for this.
Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (OqDgx)


Youth of today have been taught that only their leftist overlords are worth revering.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (TdMsT)

445 I know from experience that the better I eat and the fitter I am the stronger I am emotionally.
I really believe a sense of emotional well-being begins with what I eat.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (lgiXo)

446 I cried because I was a troll
But then I met Confederatefifth
Posted by: loser troll at D



aw he is so cute, that f'd buy a set, use your nic when you you have something to say

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (4Jold)

447 I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...

I mentioned the other day that MeTV showed a Christmas episode of WKRP a fw days back and that I found Loni Anderson to be a lot less busty than I had remembered.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (2JVJo)

448 Archie tried to murder andy and had to flee to a non extradition country where he lived in comfort for the rest of his life from the donations of people that hated mayberry and that dumb ass deputy with one bullet.

That could of been Elmer's "one more buwwett!

The bastard.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (uxUoN)

449 Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.



Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

Actually I was thinking of Archie Bunker. Too late I realized my mistake. But OSU sucks. Go Gators!!!

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (3vIkC)

450 Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (hku12)
=======

LOL 10/10 would degrade as waitress sandwich and drive off bridge.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (rtokl)

451 Quint

Kids get taught very little, and social media does not help. Attention span of gnats. I see it around schools a lot.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (u82oZ)

452 someone in another thread mentioned Mayberry vs. Madison. Oh how I wanted to make a joke there. But I am a typo king and let it go. My joke involved Matlock.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (OqDgx)

453 Anna Puma

Thank you. Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (u82oZ)

454 OK fellow Morons, this day and the previous night of little sleep has taken a toll, so I am heading to bed. Take care of yourselves and yours. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Years if I do not make it back to wish it. See y'all later.

Posted by: DangerGirl the SanityProd(tm) is lost at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (ssqLp)

455 *like snow in the Winter,*

Do not understand those words spoken in that order.

Posted by: tbodie at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (rCGpC)

456 429 I just dropped a Tamarian Star Trek TNG reference on a 30-something coworker. I'm guessing he did not get it. One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:31 PM (3vIkC)

Yeah, it sucks when the little bastards don't get the latest Silent Cal joke.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (2JVJo)

Other than my nephews and one friends daughter (to be polite) I generally don't find there are many people 10 yrs or more younger than me I wish to talk to for more than 10 minutes, total.

Even the one friend I have who is more than 10 years younger I mostly just do out of inertia at this point.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (Ojki1)

457 379 browndog @ 216- I agree on the weights and the pt and such. At age 56 I was running 3 miles, 100 pushups, same situps, and so forth. But that was 16 years ago. I ain't much into that stuff anymore, even though I carry 30 pounds of gear on my frame 40 hours a week, just as good as good as those 1/3 my age.
Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 08:25 PM (8bJHg)

You're doing just fine then!

The only thing I'd look at is your protein intake. As a Masters life enthusiast, you don't process protein the way you did when you were 29. Try to make sure you're hitting 1.6 grams / kg of weight.

My cardio endurance sucks, now that I don't play a lot of racquet sports (knee issues).

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (BgMrQ)

458 Aussie butter knife
Dead white ash
Some disassembly required

Posted by: Heirloominati, always time for Horse Stance! at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (CtJ/Z)

459 Youth of today have been taught that only their leftist overlords are worth revering.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (TdMsT)
YOT convo in 2040: Remember that Ritz transgender commercial in 2020? Wasn't that rad???

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (3vIkC)

460 I mentioned the other day that MeTV showed a Christmas episode of WKRP a fw days back and that I found Loni Anderson to be a lot less busty than I had remembered.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

I bumped into Jan Smithers when I was working in Maine years ago. Nice lady - had some years on her of course but still - wowsa.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (Rvt88)

461 One thing I hate about getting old is my cultural references are less and less relatable.

Posted by: Mookie

_________

Try not having anything in common with anyone.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:37 PM (mht8P)


Iconoclasts of the world, uni... eh, oh, I mean, go stand in separate corners.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (hku12)

462 pencil //ck I mean neck!

OFF stupid SOCK!

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (gtatv)

463 Sorry c5th I'm playing loser troll tonight. Stepping on your toes?

Posted by: loser troll at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (0m+vp)

464 Speaking of Archie Bunker I recently had a come-to-Jesus moment when I realized that, at 52, I'm older than all of Carroll O'Conner, Jean Stapleton, and Archie and Edith Bunker, all of whom were merely in their 40's when 'All in the Family' began!

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (rtokl)

465 great job kensington! that is an accomplishment you should be proud of

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (CqHIp)

466 All my pants shrunk this year. Thankfully I lost my job so I just stopped getting dressed. For entertainment I experimented with beer as a diet supplement. It went great until the beer stopped being a supplement and the main thing. All in all, it has been a great year.

There are rumors in my house that somebody has been out running a 5K daily. It is remarkable how that causes pants to go up a few sizes.

Posted by: Anti Marx - Pro Lennon at December 17, 2020 08:42 PM (ESLBo)

467 Actually I was thinking of Archie Bunker. Too late I realized my mistake. But OSU sucks. Go Gators!!!
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (3vIkC)

...and that's when the fight started officer!

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 08:42 PM (BgMrQ)

468 Nor'Easter?
Bwahahahaha!

Posted by: Heirloominati, Lake Effect R Us at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (CtJ/Z)

469 Biden is rewarding the hard left for the steal with cabinet picks. And now right on cue the conservative, inc. grift machine is back to writing how absolutely awful Democrats are. After spending 4 years doing everything they could to elect them.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (q78c4)

470 Sorry c5th I'm playing loser troll tonight. Stepping on your toes?
Posted by: loser troll at



where is the troll thing coming from, somebody hurt's your feelings so they are a troll?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (4Jold)

471 Posted by: loser troll at December 17, 2020 08:41 PM (0m+vp)

Not that I mind but why are you busting Y5 and rebelfilth's chops?

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (uxUoN)

472 Are dogs allowed on the Appalachian Trail?
I haven't figured out how to carry all the dog food, and my dog eats like a convict.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (9UmRs)

473 The time I would be spending commuting is now 2x daily workouts. lifting/rowing in the morning in my garage and running/track sprint workouts in the afternoon.

Posted by: Dave at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (KWYbg)

474 459 Youth of today have been taught that only their leftist overlords are worth revering.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (TdMsT)
YOT convo in 2040: Remember that Ritz transgender commercial in 2020? Wasn't that rad???
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:40 PM (3vIkC)

Youth of 2040: Why won't everyone acknowledge how special my transdimensional self is?

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (Ojki1)

475 455
*like snow in the Winter,*



Do not understand those words spoken in that order.

Posted by: tbodie at December 17, 2020 08:39 PM (rCGpC)

I love snow. I love winter. I feel stuck in Indiana - wish I could live in North Dakota. Or Alaska. But the job is good and although our Senators are GOP sellouts and our Gov. is a mask dickhead, Indiana is less insane than other places.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:44 PM (3vIkC)

476 The time I would be spending commuting is now 2x daily workouts. lifting/rowing in the morning in my garage and running/track sprint workouts in the afternoon.
Posted by: Dave at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (KWYbg)


and...see any improvement ?

Posted by: runner at December 17, 2020 08:44 PM (zr5Kq)

477 My 2 1/2 year old dog still has the same slender waist she had as a one year old.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:44 PM (lgiXo)

478 Any New Yorkers out there crashing cuomo's bday party?

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 08:45 PM (QoPXA)

479 464

Yeah but 40s in the 70s seemed waaaaay older than 40s today. Like who has a daughter old enough to be married in their 40s today? Quite rare.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:45 PM (q78c4)

480 Fine. Y5th was not trolling anyone about tennis. And I'm not trolling y5th. Nayh.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 08:45 PM (0m+vp)

481
Nor'Easter?
Bwahahahaha!
Posted by: Heirloominati, Lake Effect R Us


Diners in New York City braved plunging temperatures and racing winds to eat and drink outdoors as a powerful nor'easter rolled across the East Coast Wednesday night - bringing with it several inches of snow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (63Dwl)

482 There are rumors in my house that somebody has been out running a 5K daily. It is remarkable how that causes pants to go up a few sizes.
Posted by: Anti Marx - Pro Lennon at December 17, 2020 08:42 PM (ESLBo)


I try to do 5K at least three times a week.

It's not easy, but a half gallon of ice cream after dinner usually does the trick.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (hku12)

483 417 World's Strongest Them competition, surely?
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:32 PM (rtokl)

I laffed

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (OX9vb)

484
I live in Chicago and like snow in the Winter, so I'm used to
disappointment. For example, virtually nothing so far this year, and
very little to speak of most years nowadays. Even when we do get a
decent storm, the snow only tends to stick around briefly before temps
creep back up into the 40's.

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (rtokl)


After more times than I can remember of taking 4 hours to drive home from work in snow storms I have no problem with snowless winters for good long time.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (RiwvF)

485 469 Biden is rewarding the hard left for the steal with cabinet picks. And now right on cue the conservative, inc. grift machine is back to writing how absolutely awful Democrats are. After spending 4 years doing everything they could to elect them.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (q78c4)

Coincidence. The grift class had to start writing these articles now so the rubes get lathered up to vote and donate- though mostly donate- in 2022.

This is just the 2022 pregame show starting, so we all get ramped up and put on our red jerseys and donate.

Mostly so we donate.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (Ojki1)

486 Utah or Colorado gets a foot of snow its called winter. NYC gets a foot of snow CNN is covering it 24/7. Its so fucking retarded.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (q78c4)

487 Amazon's Halo Device Will Tell You If You're Condescending, Opinionated, Or Fat

Amazon's new AI health bracelet, offers body composition analysis, tone of voice analysis, sleep & activity tracking. Presumably, this new tech is another convenient application to bring awareness to users of such things as too much body fat or if their tone is a bit too abrasive or "condescending."

Posted by: Not even Bezos's WaPo liked it at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (BBWrU)

488 I truly hope National Review and the Dispatch go out of business in 2021. Fuck all of those assholes, but especially Goldberg and French.

And would it be so bad if Kristol and Allahpundit ended up on a mountainside with no food or basic survival skills for two weeks? Some hard choices would have to be made...

Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (rtokl)

489 I love snow. I love winter.

I loathe winter. I hate the cold and I hate snow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (2JVJo)

490 I always like hearing about your activities and hobbies. You do such interesting things. I admire that you move new places and try new things and seem to enjoy yourself no matter where you are.
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (/669Q)


Thanks, but the truth is I'm kind of miserable right now. I stopped dancing tango last December because the scene in Columbus was too small, and then the Kung Flu stopped all dancing and I don't know when it will start again. I moved to VA only to discover that the job is a) going to be even less of what I wanted and more of what I don't than my old job, and b) likely full-time telework indefinitely, which means I could have moved to Austin and signed up for the Austin CC's blacksmithing program.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (jOcSX)

491 There are a couple of hikes I would like to do-in theory. The West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island and I want to go to the Himalayas.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (lgiXo)

492 Fine. Y5th was not trolling anyone about tennis. And I'm not trolling y5th. Nayh.
Posted by: f'd



listen, smart guy, I have been playing tennis forever, guess what everybody knows including appl watch and the internets that tennis is not very good exercise, it is a thing.

it is not trolling to mentin that.

is this new to you?

at the very worst my comment was indelicate for using "shitty"

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (4Jold)

493 With Biden as president, will they still use the Presidential limousine or make him ride the short bus?

Posted by: Ron at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (pOrFv)

494 Fine. Y5th was not trolling anyone about tennis. And I'm not trolling y5th. Nayh.
Posted by: f'd



the thing is is, why not use your nic, why use some anonymous nic?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (4Jold)

495 Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

Haha, I wasn't going to mention it.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (OX9vb)

496 I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...
Posted by: Mookie
-----
when I lived in Cincy in the 90's I made it a point to visit all the landmark sites filmed in the opening song/video.

Posted by: BluesFish at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (WQZ1O)

497 Utah or Colorado gets a foot of snow its called winter. NYC gets a foot of snow CNN is covering it 24/7. Its so fucking retarded.
Posted by: Asshoes

This, it's currently snowing. We won't get much, but it's cold as fuck.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (QoPXA)

498 489 I love snow. I love winter.

I loathe winter. I hate the cold and I hate snow.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (2JVJo)

I don't mind winter so much.

I don't mind snow so much.

I don't mind the cold so much.

But add WINDY to the above and I hate it!

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (BgMrQ)

499
Utah or Colorado gets a foot of snow its called winter. NYC gets a foot of snow CNN is covering it 24/7. Its so fucking retarded.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (q78c4)

___________

Blackout most places: people calmly deal with it.

Backout in NYC: people think they've been through the siege of Leningrad. Wall-to-wall media coverage.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (mht8P)

500 * looks at ceiling *


doot doot doot

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (0m+vp)

501 487 Amazon's Halo Device Will Tell You If You're Condescending, Opinionated, Or Fat

Amazon's new AI health bracelet, offers body composition analysis, tone of voice analysis, sleep & activity tracking. Presumably, this new tech is another convenient application to bring awareness to users of such things as too much body fat or if their tone is a bit too abrasive or "condescending."
Posted by: Not even Bezos's WaPo liked it at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (BBWrU)

I need a device for this? I know I am fat and aim for condescending a fair amount of the time. The only time this would be use to me is in telling me I wasn't condescending enough.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (Ojki1)

502 I don't think the shims will be making many waves at World's Strongest Man. I can compete with most elite level female lifters, and I'm no Olympian.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (2ByrN)

503 or if their tone is a bit too abrasive or "condescending."

--

Don't worry, though, the devices aren't continually monitoring what you say.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (hsOar)

504 I always enjoyed getting a racquetball court for 2 hours at the YMCA. Great workout.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 08:51 PM (Z9NP8)

505 >>> And would it be so bad if Kristol and Allahpundit ended up on a mountainside with no food or basic survival skills for two weeks? Some hard choices would have to be made...
Posted by: Kensington at December 17, 2020 08:47 PM (rtokl)


Oroborus

Posted by: banana Dream at December 17, 2020 08:51 PM (din9P)

506 Andy Garcia played for the Buckeyes and by God he thought turkeys could fly.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:51 PM (2ByrN)

507
Don't worry, though, the devices aren't continually monitoring what you say.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (hsOar)

_________

And reporting it to the new Department of Social Credit.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:51 PM (mht8P)

508 I lost power for about 6 hours earlier this year due to a storm. No national coverage, barely any local coverage. Shit happens you deal with it. But if 1 apartment building loses power in NYC its national news.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:51 PM (q78c4)

509 OK, so one of the sponsors of this year's strongman competition is Kinda Fit, Kinda Fat. I like it.

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:52 PM (OX9vb)

510 Backout in NYC: people think they've been through the siege of Leningrad. Wall-to-wall media coverage.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (mht8P)


Maybe that's why Shemp Smith was thinking people were eating each other in Nawlins after Katrina.

He's seen that sort of thing in New York.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 08:52 PM (hku12)

511 Yeah but 40s in the 70s seemed waaaaay older than 40s today. Like who has a daughter old enough to be married in their 40s today? Quite rare.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:45 PM (q78c4)


When my mother was in her forties, her coworkers were talking about their kids in middle school or high school, and she was responding with, "My son is an officer in the Army." It got her strange looks.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:52 PM (jOcSX)

512 which means I could have moved to Austin and signed up for the Austin CC's blacksmithing program.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:48 PM (jOcSX)
-----------

Not sure where in VA you are (we used to be a nice state, really) but there are blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg and in Staunton at the Frontier Culture Museum, which is all I could think of right off the bat. They had to train somewhere - maybe there would be something near you?

Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (/669Q)

513 I'm happy I've kept off most of the weight I lost year. Better eating habits and lots of walking/golfing help too.

As long as I avoid the eveeeel cart girl, her with the big tatas, wedding ring and plentiful beer supplies.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (F0YaR)

514 503 or if their tone is a bit too abrasive or "condescending."

--

Don't worry, though, the devices aren't continually monitoring what you say.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:50 PM (hsOar)

Welcome to Demolition Man.

John Spartan, you are fined all the credit for you AoS posts.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (Ojki1)

515 Don't worry, though, the devices aren't continually monitoring what you say.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy

It explicitly says you can turn the microphone off temporarily.

Amazon says HALO requires users to be nearly naked for the complete body scan to calculate body fat percentage. This scan requires users to stand in front of their phone's camera in their underwear for a 360-degree scan.

You train the device to recognize your voice by reading sample phrases, and then it listens out constantly for moments in conversation that go beyond your neutral tone. (There is a button you can press to temporarily turn off the microphone.) The Halo plots these moments as positive vs. negative and high vs. low energy, and then applies more nuanced descriptors to them -- for example, a voice that registers as negative and low energy might be classified as "discouraged." You can review a dozen, or more, of these per day in the Halo app.

Posted by: What's your favorite sample phrase? at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (BBWrU)

516 April: I mean most of the Worlds Strongest Man guys have at least a bit of chub, like Bryan Shaw. Pure strength means some bulk. If you're lean, you're sacrificing some mass that could be useful.

Oh, sponsor. Well never mind

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (2ByrN)

517 With Biden as president, will they still use the Presidential limousine or make him ride the short bus?
Posted by: Ron at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (pOrFv)


A few years back I read a book, A Fete Worse Than Death, which was an English writer's travels around the UK to strange events like the solstice gathering at Stonehenge or the giant pasty roll in Wales. At one point, he was going to stay at a Butlin's summer camp with a friend of his who commented that the fellow tourists made her feel like she was riding the "trunky bus," which is apparently regional English slang for the "short bus."

So I say "trunky bus," because I like the sound.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (2JVJo)

518 Backout in NYC: people think they've been through the siege of Leningrad. Wall-to-wall media coverage.
Posted by: H



the thing is it is the density, if you have a blackout in the burbs, fire up the grill, toss a log into the fireplace, etc, but in the city there is nowhere to go and nothing to do for most residents. just sit there.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (4Jold)

519 My husband had problems with his weight his entire life. Towards the end, he lost 70 pounds in a month on diuretics and said it was just water. But he still lost weight, even if it was fluid. The doctors always focused on his weight, thinking that he had diabetis (he didn't), or issues from afib, ignoring other health issues that lead to his death. Cookies didn't kill him, but too much partying when younger did.

Still great that you've lost the weight and hope you can keep it off.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (JKNZq)

520
Other than my nephews and one friends daughter (to be polite) I generally don't find there are many people 10 yrs or more younger than me I wish to talk to for more than 10 minutes, total.

--

It's my understanding that you have to convert the joke to a glib block-letter summary to put onto a photo whose usage rights you don't own and then text message it to them.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (hsOar)

521 Don't taunt me with Demolition Man. I'd leave this shitty world in a microsecond to fight in the Franchise Wars.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (2ByrN)

522 469 Biden is rewarding the hard left for the steal with cabinet picks. And now right on cue the conservative, inc. grift machine is back to writing how absolutely awful Democrats are. After spending 4 years doing everything they could to elect them.
Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:43 PM (q78c4)

Coincidence. The grift class had to start writing these articles now so the rubes get lathered up to vote and donate- though mostly donate- in 2022.

This is just the 2022 pregame show starting, so we all get ramped up and put on our red jerseys and donate.

Mostly so we donate.
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:46 PM (Ojki1)

F them

I'll continue to votebut the only ones who will ever get another dime from me or my husband are the ones who are lined up shoulder-to- shoulder with Pres. Trump right now.

Posted by: Pres. Elect LASue at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (Ed8Zd)

523 495 Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

Haha, I wasn't going to mention it.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM

Wow, all the Ahia 'ettes know all about Archie Griffin. It truly is an obsession there...impressive though

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (9UmRs)

524 the other thing is in the city , you have to move the snow out of the city, not just shove it to the side of the road.


it is pretty when it snows in the city.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (4Jold)

525 Not sure where in VA you are (we used to be a nice state, really) but there are blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg and in Staunton at the Frontier Culture Museum, which is all I could think of right off the bat. They had to train somewhere - maybe there would be something near you?
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (/669Q)


There are a few around. There's a forge out in Waynesboro that has a 12 month program, but it would be a bit tricky since it's a two hour drive each way, and I'd need to adjust my work schedule to go in on Fridays.

Austin gets me to Texas, and the classes are at night.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (jOcSX)

526 Im in my 40s and I have one friend who has a senior in HS. And that seems kinda weird to me like wow your kids are so old. Everyone else in my circle of similar age has kids anywhere from toddlers to middle school.

Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (q78c4)

527 With Biden as president, will they still use the Presidential limousine or make him ride the short bus?
Posted by: Ron

Limo until he starts smearing sh** on the windows... then the short bus for sure.

Posted by: AZ deplorably isolated at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (gtatv)

528 I don't need some fancy Jeff Bezos collar to tell me I'm an asshole. I know that already.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (2ByrN)

529 It explicitly says you can turn the microphone off temporarily.


--

haha, that's possibly even worse.

You can turn it off. Temporarily, and with a timeout of our choosing.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:56 PM (hsOar)

530 I don't need some fancy Jeff Bezos collar to tell me I'm an asshole.
Posted by: B



that is why f'd is at the hq!

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:56 PM (4Jold)

531 I mean, we're Ohio. Take away the Buckeyes and all we really have is that we won the Toledo War.

Which got us Toledo, so....

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:57 PM (2ByrN)

532 After more times than I can remember of taking 4 hours to drive home
from work in snow storms I have no problem with snowless winters for
good long time.

Amen to that. Add having to shovel your way out or in to get to work and it's like having 2 jobs.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2020 08:57 PM (+ya+t)

533
Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.
Posted by: Ladyl


What is was was football.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 17, 2020 08:57 PM (63Dwl)

534 50 front squats @ 95#
50 toes to bar
80 calorie assault bike
25 hang snatch @ 115#
30 burpee
30 chest to bar

Gainzzz!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (CLteG)

535 531 I mean, we're Ohio. Take away the Buckeyes and all we really have is that we won the Toledo War.

Which got us Toledo, so....
Posted by: Broseidon Czar

Toledo is closer to Ann Arbor than it is to Columbus.

Just say'n.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (Rvt88)

536 Which got us Toledo, so....
Posted by: B



which is a very depressing city

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (4Jold)

537 You train the device to recognize your voice by reading sample phrases, and then it listens out constantly for moments in conversation that go beyond your neutral tone. (There is a button you can press to temporarily turn off the microphone.) The Halo plots these moments as positive vs. negative and high vs. low energy, and then applies more nuanced descriptors to them -- for example, a voice that registers as negative and low energy might be classified as "discouraged." You can review a dozen, or more, of these per day in the Halo app.
Posted by: What's your favorite sample phrase? at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (BBWrU)

So if I am always cynical, sarcastic and negative the machine will read that as my baseline normal?

I presume such a machine given to Mark Levin would have him as 2 people- calm and measured and about to stroke out-in equal measure.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (Ojki1)

538 THE Toledo War.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (hsOar)

539 521
Don't taunt me with Demolition Man. I'd leave this shitty world in a microsecond to fight in the Franchise Wars.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:54 PM (2ByrN)

Chief, you can take this job, and you can shovel it!

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (3vIkC)

540 Toledo is closer to Ann Arbor than it is to Columbus.

Just say'n.
Posted by: T



going through toledo gives you more appreciation for detroit.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:59 PM (4Jold)

541 LIMOUSINE SHIT MY PANTS!

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 17, 2020 08:59 PM (Z9NP8)

542 Toledo at least has Tony Packo's. What does Youngstown have?

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (2ByrN)

543 30 burpee


The seeds of success.

Posted by: Old Miklos' Almanac at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (QzkSJ)

544 Not sure where in VA you are (we used to be a nice state, really) but there are blacksmiths in Colonial Williamsburg and in Staunton at the Frontier Culture Museum, which is all I could think of right off the bat. They had to train somewhere - maybe there would be something near you?
Posted by: bluebell at December 17, 2020 08:53 PM (/669Q)


Williamsburg also has a colonial printing shop, as does the Edes and Gill Printers in Boston. When I was a child, that was what I wanted to do with my life, but I didn't know how to get started then and now it's too late.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (2JVJo)

545 Detroit > Toledo > Baltimore > Philadelphia

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (CLteG)

546 I don't mind winter so much.

I don't mind snow so much.

I don't mind the cold so much.

But add WINDY to the above and I hate it!
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 08:49 PM (BgMrQ)


Love it. Blinding bright, 10°, dry snow, windy as hell.

This is called "foxy" weather, or was, before people stopped calling it that.

https://tinyurl.com/y9k4vbsh

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

547 Detroit > Toledo > Baltimore > Philadelphia
Posted by: B



yes

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (4Jold)

548 Quint @ 432- Punks don't know their history or anybody's history for that matter. And the ministry of truth is gonna be on steroids the next 4 years, dropping stuff down the memory hole.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (8bJHg)

549
Philadelphia > Trenton > Camden

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (mht8P)

550 Cleveland had a tourism pitch called Cleveland+ where we claimed sovereignty over Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

Seriously...why would we claim Youngstown? Isn't Canton bad enough?

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (2ByrN)

551 Detroit > Toledo > Baltimore > Philadelphia
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (CLteG)


All those shitholes are interchangeable.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (Z9NP8)

552 Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:57 PM (2ByrN)

Yeah, That State Up North got the better of the Toledo deal, and I live right near it. The city of endless road construction.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (9UmRs)

553 Monday is the shortest day of the year. After that, I can watch each day get a little bit longer. This goes a long way to help me through the Winter.

Posted by: katya the designated driver at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (TqblR)

554 Posted by: Asshoes at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (q78c4)

Heh! I interviewed a guy this week, and I had to do the 'heres a little bit about me' spiel. I realized I've been in aviation longer than the candidate has been alive. I have kids older than him.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (5XK0y)

555 no, detroit really is worse than toledo

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (4Jold)

556 Actually I was thinking of Archie Bunker. Too late I realized my mistake. But OSU sucks. Go Gators!!!
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:38 PM (3vIkC)

Go the Gata! Coach Irvin Meyers is da best!

Posted by: Corrine Brown, Alumnus Illiterate at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (R/m4+)

557 the other thing is in the city , you have to move the snow out of the city, not just shove it to the side of the road.
it is pretty when it snows in the city.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (4Jold)
~~~~~

In NY they dump it in the river.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (sGotD)

558 I can haz kracken?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (h6oY9)

559 Not drinking tonight. First time in a while. I guess that could be GAINZZZ.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (l9m7l)

560 To be fair, "city of endless road construction" describes just about every city in Ohio.

Cleveland - Under Construction since 1796

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (2ByrN)

561 548 Quint @ 432- Punks don't know their history or anybody's history for that matter. And the ministry of truth is gonna be on steroids the next 4 years, dropping stuff down the memory hole.
Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (8bJHg)

Don't have any clue what you are talking about, we are smart. Our teachers told us this.

And can you believe that stupid Trump thinks 100 pound animals are dragging Mexicans across the boarder?

Posted by: Welcome to the next 4 years (at least) at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (Ojki1)

562 Not drinking tonight. First time in a while. I guess that could be GAINZZZ.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (l9m7l)


Hell yes it is. Keep it up, could become a habit.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (t+qrx)

563 Toledo is closer to Ann Arbor than it is to Columbus.

Just say'n.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (Rvt8

Toledo is smothered in Walmart Wolverines.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (9UmRs)

564 Quint @ 432- Punks don't know their history or anybody's history for that matter. And the ministry of truth is gonna be on steroids the next 4 years, dropping stuff down the memory hole.

--

Someone pointed out earlier that our American version of communism is going to be especially horrible because we're America and we can't help but crank everything up to 11.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (hsOar)

565 In NY they dump it in the river.
Posted by: I



this is true, in a big blizzard some time back they shoved the snow from streets 1 through 9 into street 10 then into the river.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (4Jold)

566
559 Not drinking tonight. First time in a while. I guess that could be GAINZZZ.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (l9m7l)


{{{Beckoning Chasm}}}

Stay strong.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (TdMsT)

567 557 the other thing is in the city , you have to move the snow out of the city, not just shove it to the side of the road.
it is pretty when it snows in the city.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 08:55 PM (4Jold)
~~~~~

In NY they dump it in the river.
Posted by: IrishEi at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (sGotD)

Along with mobsters.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (Ojki1)

568 Long-time lurker here. Just gonna leave this here: the book "Get Strong" by Al and Danny Kavadlo is a great starter for calisthenics workouts....took me from fat and out of shape to banging out pullups and pushups. All you need is a pullup bar to get through the book.
When I started, I couldn't do a single pullups. Today, I had a little contest with my three junior high sons today....did more pullups than the three of them put together.

https://tinyurl.com/yamne8pz

Posted by: Chickenboy at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (lW33p)

569 Detroit > Toledo > Baltimore > Philadelphia
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 17, 2020 09:00 PM (CLteG)


All those shitholes are interchangeable.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (Z9NP


Eons ago I had the pleasure of visiting Detroit with a dude who grew up there. He was old enough to have experienced first hand the riots of... whichever year that was, '67 or '68.

Gave a history lesson on what happened in this neighborhood and that.

Took us to clubs in the heart of the city, where the most authentic blues and soul music I've ever heard was being played. Great food, laid back atmosphere.

Of course, this cat fit it a LOT more than I did, but being able to visit with him, it was an experience I'll always treasure.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (hku12)

570 Detroit definitely has the worst public transportation in the known universe. The People Mover is a deathtrap.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (2ByrN)

571 In NY they dump it in the river.

Posted by: IrishEi at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (sGotD)

Along with the bodies of those who cross the mob...

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (3vIkC)

572 buy books, in print, before they are burned

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (4Jold)

573 It's not you, it's them. Why do we know famous people from 20, 40, and 60 years before we were born? But I see people today who have no clue about famous people from the 60s and 70s. At some point when you were born is no excuse. There has to be another reason for this.
Posted by: Quint


Quantity has a quality all its own.

How many pop/rock bands were there in the 50s, vs the 70s, vs the 90s?

When I was a kid, there were 4 TV channels, and they signed off for the night. Now?

And how "meme-driven" were they back then? I don't think I could keep all the "cultural references" from only The Simpsons or Seinfeld in my head. Happy Days had..... /twothumbsup "Aaaaay". How many people really know more than just "as God as my witness" from WKRP?

Its the Feiler Faster Thesis, for cultural references instead of news.

Posted by: vice-president-elect mikeski at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (P1f+c)

574 This is called "foxy" weather, or was, before people stopped calling it that.

https://tinyurl.com/y9k4vbsh
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

I had never heard that phrase before. Is it a regionalism?

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (BgMrQ)

575 Just shove the whole city into the river.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (h6oY9)

576 558 I can haz kracken?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:03 PM (h6oY9)


If you get rid of the mean drunks here first, then yes.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (TdMsT)

577 538 THE Toledo War.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 08:58 PM (hsOar)

*snort

Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 09:07 PM (OX9vb)

578 Seriously...why would we claim Youngstown? Isn't Canton bad enough?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar

Oh you have no idea BC. It's a great place to be 'from'.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 09:07 PM (Rvt88)

579 Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

Was the Tundra still in existence when you were at State? Breslin is there now.
That was constant sun and wind blown snow.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (9UmRs)

580 575 Just shove the whole city into the river.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (h6oY9)

Last time they tried that in Cleveland the river caught fire.

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (Ojki1)

581 550 Cleveland had a tourism pitch called Cleveland+ where we claimed sovereignty over Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

Seriously...why would we claim Youngstown? Isn't Canton bad enough?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (2ByrN)

Remember when Cleveland and Akron were going to grow into each other and create a megalopolis.

Hence the reason for building the Richfield Coliseum.

Pepperidge Farm remembers...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (BgMrQ)

582 An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples like most of their peers.

Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

583 Ah, Richfield. I have fond memories of seeing the circus at the Colosseum with my folks. Never saw a Cavs game there, though.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:09 PM (2ByrN)

584 Seriously...why would we claim Youngstown? Isn't Canton bad enough?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar


My late husband's parents lived in Canton. I have some wonderful memories of Canton because of them.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:09 PM (TdMsT)

585 I used to get my GAINZZZ (exercise) by working busy restaurants as a second job, part time sometimes fulltime based on business level. Looking to go back to doing that.
A busy restaurant that requires movement is like a gym that pays you. I went from 240 to 195 in 8 months at Texas Roadhouse, for example.
Pay isn't great, but that wasn't the point for me... much like having a fitness coach that you pay for, a busy restaurant kitchen is a bunch of people staring you down (read: wanting you dead or out) if you don't perform. I think it's even more effective. With a fitness 'coach' or 'advisor' you can say "pffff I don't feel like it."




Thanks to lockdowns those jobs have either shut down or become extremely limited. For no real reason. We always were careful about precautions / food contamination prevention protocols.

Old steak house invitee me back, but they cross schedules with my main (better paying) job so we'll see.

Posted by: Hamslice in Tucson at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (ulOUc)

586 Isn't Canton bad enough?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:02 PM (2ByrN)


Don't they have a racetrack that's something like five miles long?

And all the ladies sing doot da doot, da doot doot doot doot doot...

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (hku12)

587 My peeps are from canton and wooster. Massaro Ave is named after my kin.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (h6oY9)

588 I had never heard that phrase before. Is it a regionalism?
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (BgMrQ)


Good question! I don't really know. I imagine it's because it's tricky - looks sunny and clear, but it's brutally cold. I first heard it from this weather app:
https://tinyurl.com/y8f46rne

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (t+qrx)

589 582 An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples like most of their peers.
Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

My problem is no matter how many times I move I always end up at the place I moved to. Now, If I can move and leave me behind...

Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (Ojki1)

590 Just shove the whole city into the river.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:06 PM (h6oY9)

Concur. Fuck them all.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (R/m4+)

591 Mo...ve?

I'm Cleveland born and Cleveland bred. And when I die I'll be Cleveland dead.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (2ByrN)

592 583 Ah, Richfield. I have fond memories of seeing the circus at the Colosseum with my folks. Never saw a Cavs game there, though.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:09 PM (2ByrN)

Ahhh

The Miracle at Richfield

The ref's robbed us on that one.

I attended more than my fair share of Cavs and Crusader games.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:11 PM (BgMrQ)

593 Don't they have a racetrack that's something like five miles long?

And all the ladies sing doot da doot, da doot doot doot doot doot...
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (hku12)


I believe that's "Camptown."

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:11 PM (TdMsT)

594 BurtTC, what kind of Kansas City faggot told you that?

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:11 PM (2ByrN)

595
It's not you, it's them. Why do we know famous
people from 20, 40, and 60 years before we were born? But I see people
today who have no clue about famous people from the 60s and 70s. At some
point when you were born is no excuse. There has to be another reason
for this.


Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 08:35 PM (OqDgx)



A genius once explained to me that if it happened before he was born so why should he care. I said, 99.9999% of all human history happened before you were born so is all of it not worth knowing? I didn't get an answer.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (RiwvF)

596 I hated that show. But I get the same stares when I mention WKRP...
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 08:34 PM (3vIkC)


Um, you might be thinking of Andy Griffith.

Archie Griffin was an OSU football player #45 who won the Heisman twice.
Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 08:36 PM (TdMsT)

Never did a lot in the NFL - too small. Played for the Bengals in Cincy for a while.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (eoQWY)

597 Ive gained some serious weight this year, mostly due to quitting drinking ironically. I used to never eat sweet stuff now I cant get enough.

Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (/UYXO)

598 582
An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works
for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may
have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples
like most of their peers.

Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

Respectfully disagree. I moved 13 times before the age of 20, when I finally moved out. Not military - my father's solution to problems was to quit and move. On the good side, I did learn how to adapt and persevere. On the bad side, I learned to never trust that anything good will last. Especially relationships. True to this day.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (3vIkC)

599 591 Mo...ve?

I'm Cleveland born and Cleveland bred. And when I die I'll be Cleveland dead.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (2ByrN)

And our loyal voter from then on.

Without us having to change your ballot like we do now, we mean.

Posted by: Democrat party of Cleveland at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (Ojki1)

600 587 My peeps are from canton and wooster. Massaro Ave is named after my kin.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (h6oY9)


I love the used bookstore in Wooster. And the Pinetree Barn. And the OSU Ag center.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (TdMsT)

601 Ive gained some serious weight this year, mostly due to quitting drinking ironically

--

Is this a hipster thing?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (hsOar)

602 Jill Wagner on hallmark is hawt.

That is all.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (axyOa)

603 An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples like most of their peers.
Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

My problem is no matter how many times I move I always end up at the place I moved to. Now, If I can move and leave me behind...
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (Ojki1)

As Buckaroo Banzai said "No matter where you go, there you are"

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (eoQWY)

604 It was a not getting divorced thing

Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (/UYXO)

605 I just moved to my dream property. After 27 years in the military it is nice to have a permanent home

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (h6oY9)

606 Ive gained some serious weight this year, mostly due to quitting drinking ironically. I used to never eat sweet stuff now I cant get enough.
Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (/UYXO)


There was a book on mixing cocktails that suggested it was better to have a sweet cocktail in the afternoon rather than a plate of cookies. I'm not sure that they were wrong.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (jOcSX)

607 Let my people lift!

Posted by: Broses at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (BZBAG)

608 Body weight exercises: Hindu Squats Pushups, crunches, riding my bike on dirt/rock trails.

Posted by: Matty O at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (b+QVE)

609 Respectfully disagree. I moved 13 times before the age of 20, when I finally moved out. Not military - my father's solution to problems was to quit and move. On the good side, I did learn how to adapt and persevere. On the bad side, I learned to never trust that anything good will last. Especially relationships. True to this day.
Posted by:




there is a important difference between being relocated and being on the run

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (4Jold)

610 606 Holy moley a 42 point buck?

"Paslie Werth, a 14-year-old Kansas girl, got off the shot of a lifetime when she struck a world record-setting 42-point buck."
Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (Tnijr)

Jaysussss...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (BgMrQ)

611 550 Cleveland had a tourism pitch called Cleveland+ where we claimed sovereignty over Akron, Canton and Youngstown.


Get Tom Bodette to do the voiceover. "Cleveland: We'll leave the river on for you."

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (3vIkC)

612 Late to the party, but I've plumped up a bit. Mainly because of an increased dedication to rum, and rum-based cocktails.

Maybe those 20 extra pounds will pay dividends during the Burning Times to come. I could probably go for about 4 months with just water at this point.

I'll be pretty surly when the rum runs out, but maybe I can channel that surly. That might come in handy too. When life gives you AIDS, make lemonAIDS.

Posted by: Pastafarian at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (sgHEm)

613 I'm not sure Cuyahoga really needs my corpse vote. Whatever fat black loser they get to replace Marcia Fudge will win with 127% of the vote.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (2ByrN)

614 Was the Tundra still in existence when you were at State? Breslin is there now.
That was constant sun and wind blown snow.
Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (9UmRs)


The Breslin Center has been there as far back as I can remember (including when I was in high school back in Grand Rapids). What on earth would it have been on the way to or from, though? Why would someone be out that way if they weren't headed to or from Breslin? The only other things out that way are Brody and Kellogg, and if you're headed there, you can stick to the river and at least get some windbreak.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (t+qrx)

615 there is a important difference between being relocated and being on the run

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (4Jold)

FOAD.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (3vIkC)

616 Jill Wagner on hallmark is hawt.

That is all.
Posted by: D



that you know this has forever changed my understanding of you

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (4Jold)

617 Holy moley a 42 point buck?

-

Dang.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (hsOar)

618 Mo...ve?

I'm Cleveland born and Cleveland bred. And when I die I'll be Cleveland dead.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (2ByrN)


Another awesome trip taken eons ago, came into Cleveland for one purpose only: See a game at the Mistake On the Lake.

What a thing to behold. Indians were leading late in the game, playing the Blue Jays. Every time George Bell came to the plate, some loudmouth in the stands would start ringing a bell, yelling "Who's ringing that bell??" I am sure everyone in the stadium could hear him. Of which there were maybe... 5000 of us?

Anyhoo, Jays came back and won the game, but not before the fog rolled in. Holy smokes was that a sight.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (hku12)

619 You would think cutting the carbs of beer out would help weight loss, but a lot of the time it would just be a meal replacement for me

Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (/UYXO)

620 FOAD.
Posted by: M



eat shit?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (4Jold)

621 610 606 Holy moley a 42 point buck?

"Paslie Werth, a 14-year-old Kansas girl, got off the shot of a lifetime when she struck a world record-setting 42-point buck."
Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (Tnijr)

Jaysussss...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:14 PM (BgMrQ)

Well, it was 22 but we may have goosed the final numbers a bit.

Posted by: Dominion at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (Ojki1)

622 I'm Cleveland born and Cleveland bred. And when I die I'll be Cleveland dead.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (2ByrN)


At least when you die the worst they can do is send you to hell. So, a step up really.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (jOcSX)

623 597 Same. Body wants sugary things. Used to drink like a fish and eat whatever, but past 40 found gotta exercise double to not look pregnant. (I'm a dude)

Posted by: Hamslice in Tucson at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (ulOUc)

624 An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples like most of their peers.
Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

My problem is no matter how many times I move I always end up at the place I moved to. Now, If I can move and leave me behind...
Posted by: Bete at December 17, 2020 09:10 PM (Ojki1)

As Buckaroo Banzai said "No matter where you go, there you are"
Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (eoQWY)


As George Harrison said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (2JVJo)

625 Along with the bodies of those who cross the mob...
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:05 PM (3vIkC)

Ha ha, get a load of youse...youra real funny guy, ya know dat? Hey, evry-badee, getta load of dis guy ovah herya! A regular comedian...

Where youse say you live again? Maybe we could, like you know, hang out with youse, me and you...many laughs.

Posted by: Boswell at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (w2LAm)

626 A genius once explained to me that if it happened
before he was born so why should he care. I said, 99.9999% of all human
history happened before you were born so is all of it not worth knowing?
I didn't get an answer.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (RiwvF)

There was funny scene in the tv show Last Man Standing. Someone mentioned Nixon and the late teen aged daughter asked who he was. The Chinese exchange student replied, "sometimes I have difficulty believing you are from this country".

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (OqDgx)

627 Back in the 70s our church was involved with an exchange travel deal between Cincinnati and Cleveland.

It broke down when nobody in Cincinnati wanted to go there.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (eoQWY)

628 I'm now on vacation until Jan4. What to do with all the time? Train to DC for museum hopping? Nope, covid closed. I've been thinking about taking some of the Hillsdale free on-line courses. Has anyone taken any of those?

Posted by: Russkilitlover at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (99Nt9)

629 Of which there were maybe... 5000 of us?

Anyhoo, Jays came back and won the game, but not before the fog rolled in. Holy smokes was that a sight.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (hku12)

Hell that was considered a full house in the 70's...except on opening day.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (BgMrQ)

630 42 point buck link

https://tinyurl.com/y94kgpth

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (tCjex)

631 We had corned beef and cabbage with a glass of red (box) wine here at the Eromero compound. Cause we is sophisticated as all get out. But tomorrow night is Kraken night because Mrs. E is birding down south. Did I type that out loud?

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (8bJHg)

632 I'm Cleveland born and Cleveland bred. And when I die I'll be Cleveland dead.
Posted by: B



it is hard to understand how that is not a wealthy city

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (4Jold)

633 I DID see plenty of games at the Mistake, both Browns and Injuns. I remember hiding under my seat because I was afraid the Bengals would come back to beat us in the 4th.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (2ByrN)

634 BurtTC, what kind of Kansas City faggot told you that?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:11 PM (2ByrN)


Ummmm.... Lou Reed?

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (hku12)

635 Lel @ 622

Posted by: Hamslice in Tucson at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (ulOUc)

636 That sucks about your martial arts place, Ace.

Posted by: Gowan Commando at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (2cPWC)

637 I'd comment about these being the Meghan McCains of the dog world, but let's face it, she's already the Meghan McCain of the dog world.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (id4++)

638 OK, time for bed.

Hope you all have a lovely night.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (2JVJo)

639 it is hard to understand how that is not a wealthy city

--

The white flight of the 70s. Also gentrification. And degentrification.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (hsOar)

640 If hell has great pierogis, sign me up.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (2ByrN)

641 Doesnt help I own an ice cream shop! Im surrounded

Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (/UYXO)

642 As George Harrison said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (2JVJo)

Clearly that road I am on is Hell.

Still not sure how to tell the good intentions paved roads from the just asphalt ones though.

Posted by: Dominion at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (Ojki1)

643 Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (t+qrx)

OK, my mistake I thought Bres was across the street from Wilson Hall. There was a big open field with tennis courts t the other end as I remember. I walked many a winter day to my CompSci class..You live closer there than me, so you're the authority.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (9UmRs)

644 That seems well short of 42 points...

Posted by: attila the increasingly peevish at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (w7KSn)

645 630 42 point buck link

https://tinyurl.com/y94kgpth
Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (tCjex)

Any Nuke plants out in Kansas?

'cause a 42 pt ain't normal...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (BgMrQ)

646 Mmmmmm. Pierogies.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (Z9NP8)

647 The Hough Riots and subsequent political movement destroyed Cleveland for decades. We were the car bomb capital of the world for a while.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (2ByrN)

648 582
An awful lot of you folks need to move. Husband was military, now works
for a big company, have moved frequently for decades. It actually may
have contributed to the fact that my children are not emotional cripples
like most of their peers.

Posted by: WhyBanned at December 17, 2020 09:08 PM (YkawN)

Respectfully disagree. I moved 13 times before the age of 20, when I finally moved out. Not military - my father's solution to problems was to quit and move. On the good side, I did learn how to adapt and persevere. On the bad side, I learned to never trust that anything good will last. Especially relationships. True to this day.
Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:12 PM (3vIkC)


***

The difference Mookie is the military kids had an advantage. They were generally around other military kids. They all had a common set of experiences. They still have their issues, but you will never see a better group of American young people pull together. White, black, hispanic, islander, it don't matter

Posted by: Diogenes at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (axyOa)

649 My gym came out with new rules since Tim fat faggot fuckhead Walz allowed them to open.

No showers. Reservations. Masks at ALL times. 12 fucking feet of social distancing.

Basically I cannot lift for the foreseeable future. I can only lift in the morning and since I work after...I need to shower.

I hate these people.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (IYHxL)

650 it is hard to understand how that is not a wealthy city

--

The white flight of the 70s. Also gentrification. And degentrification.
Posted by: Moron Robbie




yeah I get that, but geographically it has everything going for it road, rail, air, sited off erie, just shitty gov

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (4Jold)

651 Broseidon: "People Mover is a deathtrap."

The People Pusher -- I used to love that thing after a game at the Joe, back in the Before Times, when they played hockey in Detroit, instead of the homoerotic ice-dancing they now engage in.

Best way to get back to your hotel half-shitfaced. Wouldn't want to walk from the Joe to Greektown, half in-the-bag, at midnight.

Posted by: Pastafarian at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (sgHEm)

652 Good night, MP4.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (TdMsT)

653 I may play hookie from work tomorrow.

Posted by: notsothoreau at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (JKNZq)

654 That seems well short of 42 points

-

No standing, sorry.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (hsOar)

655 I DID see plenty of games at the Mistake, both Browns and Injuns. I remember hiding under my seat because I was afraid the Bengals would come back to beat us in the 4th.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (2ByrN)


Once upon a time I would have thought the destruction of all those old stadiums was one of the great tragedies of our time.

Not quite as bad as the destruction of the leagues.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (hku12)

656 Well, it was 22 but we may have goosed the final numbers a bit.

Posted by: Dominion at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (Ojki1)


Dominion Employee of the Year to explain to us how the machines are all on the up and up in 3...2....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (RiwvF)

657 Someone pointed out earlier that our American version of communism is going to be especially horrible because we're America and we can't help but crank everything up to 11.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (hsOar)

We don't do anything half-ass.

If we go communist, it's going to be the worst bits of the USSR, China, Cambodia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Zimbabwe wrapped up in a tortilla full of dogshit and broken glass, served on a burning tire.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (0iWjY)

658 642
As George Harrison said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (2JVJo)



Clearly that road I am on is Hell.


Less George Harrison than Bon Scott then?

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (3vIkC)

659 Pasta: Funny, I was gonna mention Greektown. Some great chow there.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (2ByrN)

660 "Paslie Werth, a 14-year-old Kansas girl, got off the shot of a lifetime when she struck a world record-setting 42-point buck."
Posted by: f'd


It was an easy shot, since it could only walk backwards dragging its massive rack.

Posted by: vice-president-elect mikeski at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (P1f+c)

661 639 it is hard to understand how that is not a wealthy city

--

The white flight of the 70s. Also gentrification. And degentrification.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (hsOar)

And all the Fortune 500 companies HQ's decamping in the 60's / 70's

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (BgMrQ)

662 What makes this worse is I dropped 55lbs and was hitting almost 800lbs on the three combined major lifts. Since we locked down I got smaller, know i have lost strength and put on 10lbs.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (IYHxL)

663 In NY they dump it in the river.
Posted by: I



this is true, in a big blizzard some time back they shoved the snow from streets 1 through 9 into street 10 then into the river.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:04 PM (4Jold)

566

In Chicago they piled it up on the sides of the street. It got blacker and blacker from the coal dust in the air, and then when it warmed up the streets were flooded in coal black water and every dog turd set down since the first snow. Of course, since Chicago is on a swamp it never drained anywhere.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (eoQWY)

664 The DoughJoe is a great nickname, though. I can't speak to hockey becoming faggy.

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:22 PM (2ByrN)

665 yeah I get that, but geographically it has everything going for it road, rail, air, sited off erie, just shitty gov

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (4Jold)

--

Ha, I was honestly just making a joke about the usual racist silliness for places like Baltimore, Detroit, etc. I know almost absolutely nothing about Cleveland.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:22 PM (hsOar)

666 The difference Mookie is the military kids had an
advantage. They were generally around other military kids. They all had a
common set of experiences. They still have their issues, but you will
never see a better group of American young people pull together. White,
black, hispanic, islander, it don't matter

Posted by: Diogenes at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (axyOa)

Good points. Being the "new kid" in school sucked to the Nth degree. But if the other kids related, it would not have been as bad.

Posted by: Mookie at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (3vIkC)

667 If hell has great pierogis, sign me up.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (2ByrN)

Talked to a friend of mine from Poland today.

He and his old lady grew up under the commies.

She makes their version of pierogis as a special for Christmas to honor our Lord.

He's gonna give me some next week.

Yummy!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (R/m4+)

668 Doesnt help I own an ice cream shop! Im surrounded
Posted by: KarlHungus at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (/UYXO)


Should be like being a hooker though, shouldn't it?

After a while, you have no desire to touch it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (hku12)

669 655 I DID see plenty of games at the Mistake, both Browns and Injuns. I remember hiding under my seat because I was afraid the Bengals would come back to beat us in the 4th.
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:17 PM (2ByrN)


Once upon a time I would have thought the destruction of all those old stadiums was one of the great tragedies of our time.

Not quite as bad as the destruction of the leagues.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (hku12)

Though I love the old Municipal Stadium, it was a shit hole.

Just like the Rockpile in Buffalo, it plays better in your imagination.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (BgMrQ)

670 Ha, I was honestly just making a joke about the usual racist silliness for places like Baltimore, Detroit, etc. I know almost absolutely nothing about Cleveland.
Posted by: Moron Robbie -




everything you said is right, it is just that it requires special talent to destroy something so valuable so efficiently.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (4Jold)

671 My great grandmother had the best pierogi recipe.

I make them on special occasions.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 09:24 PM (l1C8z)

672 It was an easy shot, since it could only walk backwards dragging its massive rack.
Posted by: vice-president-elect mikeski

Morganna the Kissing Bandit?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 17, 2020 09:24 PM (Rvt88)

673 Even as a Steeler fan, I liked the old Municipal Stadium. Had a good look on tv.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:24 PM (Z9NP8)

674 As Buckaroo Banzai said "No matter where you go, there you are"
Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:13 PM (eoQWY)

As George Harrison said, "If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there."
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 17, 2020 09:16 PM (2JVJo)

***

BROTHER Dave Gardner said that everyone's got a place. Except them that what got no place. And they just run around on other people's places!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 17, 2020 09:25 PM (axyOa)

675 yeah I get that, but geographically it has everything going for it road, rail, air, sited off erie, just shitty gov
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (4Jold)

AKA Democrats.

There is nothing they don't ruin.

It's what they do.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 17, 2020 09:26 PM (R/m4+)

676 Once upon a time I would have thought the destruction of all those old stadiums was one of the great tragedies of our time.

Not quite as bad as the destruction of the leagues.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:20 PM (hku12)

Though I love the old Municipal Stadium, it was a shit hole.

Just like the Rockpile in Buffalo, it plays better in your imagination.
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:23 PM (BgMrQ)


I grew up in St. Louis. Cookie cutter concrete, with fake grass.

Seeing the old parks I got to see, in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago... they were marvelously beautiful to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:26 PM (hku12)

677 In Chicago they piled it up on the sides of the
street. It got blacker and blacker from the coal dust in the air, and
then when it warmed up the streets were flooded in coal black water and
every dog turd set down since the first snow. Of course, since Chicago
is on a swamp it never drained anywhere.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:21 PM (eoQWY)


Being only 29 I had to travel back in time for the '79 blizzard. They had nowhere to put it so they dumped the snow in our school field. They piled it so high it was over baseball batting backstops.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 17, 2020 09:26 PM (RiwvF)

678 OK, my mistake I thought Bres was across the street from Wilson Hall. There was a big open field with tennis courts t the other end as I remember. I walked many a winter day to my CompSci class..You live closer there than me, so you're the authority.
Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:19 PM (9UmRs)


Wilson is by Case, right? They've put in a football training facility there, so it might not be open fields any more. But anything that runs east-west (like Shaw) is a wind corridor anyway, and there's Munn field to the northwest that's just a big open area all the way to... to Kalamazoo and Harrison, I think. So yeah, that would be pretty rough.

Was your CS class in the Engineering building?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:27 PM (t+qrx)

679 Democrats.

There is nothing they don't ruin.

It's what they do.
Posted by: H




this is true, maybe they are just rying to finish off nyc so it does not seem successful next to detroit

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:27 PM (4Jold)

680 I grew up in St. Louis. Cookie cutter concrete, with fake grass.

Seeing the old parks I got to see, in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago... they were marvelously beautiful to me.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:26 PM (hku12)

I can understand that sentiment...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:27 PM (BgMrQ)

681 Have I ever told you I hate the IRS. They so fucken suck hind tit?

In June when taxes were done, the CPA imputed 27K to me that I never received. (40% business owner) I wrote them a letter stating I didn't have all the case to pay them and I would make monthly payments of $200. Each month since I have made that payment with an attached letter. Of course I have copies. Get a letter tues. responding to my June 23 letter and they want all credit info, and on and on. Today I get a "certified" letter dated 12/21/2020 that they are going to get serious. I owe 4K, sending 2K at end of month. Is it worth calling them tomorrow?

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:28 PM (ImqD9)

682 I was a military kid and my dad dragged us all over the country. Most of the time I went to public schools and they didn't care how you got there if you were a new kid.

Posted by: f'd at December 17, 2020 09:28 PM (tCjex)

683 case=cash

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:28 PM (ImqD9)

684 n June when taxes were done, the CPA imputed 27K to me that I never received. (40% business owner) I wrote them a letter stating I didn't have all the case to pay them and I would make monthly payments of $200. Each month since I have made that payment with an attached letter. Of course I have copies. Get a letter tues. responding to my June 23 letter and they want all credit info, and on and on. Today I get a "certified" letter dated 12/21/2020 that they are going to get serious. I owe 4K, sending 2K at end of month. Is it worth calling them tomorrow?
Posted by: I


is the math in there right?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:29 PM (4Jold)

685 >>>Lately I've been walking a lot of hills and doing some running.<<<

New York City has hills?

Posted by: davidt at December 17, 2020 09:29 PM (l3+k2)

686 Three Rivers, Riverfront, Veterans, Busch stadiums were all basically the same.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:30 PM (Z9NP8)

687 I mean, we're Ohio. Take away the Buckeyes and all we really have is that we won the Toledo War.

Which got us Toledo, so....
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 08:57 PM (2ByrN)

Ohio Territory fought in the greatest Indian war in the 1790s. Arthur St.Clair marched north toward the Miami tribes near what is now Ft Wayne. Got his army wiped out in the largest disaster the US Army ever had against the Indians. The battle has no name.

"Mad" Anthony Wayne formed a second expedition, building camps that formed the sites of the cities of Hamilton, Dayton, and others. Defeated the Indians outside of modern Toledo, where the British (!) had a fort aiding the Indians. The Brits, ever perfidious, shut their gates while Waynes men hunted down the fleeting enemy.

Wayne put a fort at Ft Wayne to watch them from then on and as part of the peace settlement the English had to pull back from many of their occupied parts of the Northwest Territories.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:30 PM (eoQWY)

688 I think moving is good for a kid. Again,we all have different experiences. But I have never regret moving around the country. I know people who have never left their state, hell they have never gone far from the town they were born in. There is nothing wrong with that of course. But I have seen several that could not take a new place for even a short time. They had opportunities but simply could not handle the change. That is ok if you find your own place, that is what it is all about. But I will never regret moving and living in very different places.

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:30 PM (OqDgx)

689 I've been to the late, meh, Three Rivers Stadium a few times. It was terrible for baseball but fine for football. It was falling apart by the time they blew it up. They could have just pushed it down. I miss 'The Igloo'. It was originally an opera house but turned into a fine hockey arena.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (HPZbe)

690 Three Rivers, Riverfront, Veterans, Busch stadiums were all basically the same.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:30 PM (Z9NP

Not true! The walls were a different shade of green. I think the upper deck seats might have been different colors too.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (eoQWY)

691 28" here in Barnstead, NH today. Got my exercise walking behind the Honda snowblower in 14 degree weather.

Posted by: Caliban at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (HgGBT)

692 I owe 4K, sending 2K at end of month. Is it worth calling them tomorrow?
Posted by: Infidel

I'd consider that part of the CPA's deal. Now, if they wanted $250/hour to make the phone call, naw...

It'll take the IRS another 6 months to catch up with your mail.

Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (+yNXF)

693 1 My great grandmother had the best pierogi recipe.

I make them on special occasions.
Posted by: squeakywheel at December 17, 2020 09:24 PM (l1C8z)


My two kids are half Ukie.

They make fantastic pierogies/varynyka.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (TdMsT)

694 616 Jill Wagner on hallmark is hawt.

That is all.
Posted by: D



that you know this has forever changed my understanding of you
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:15 PM (4Jold)

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

She was also hawt on Wipeout, that episode of Bones she was in, and the few episodes of Stargate: Atlantis she was in.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (CAJOC)

695 Was your CS class in the Engineering building?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:27 PM (t+qrx)

Yes to this and yes, next to Case. Is Jenison field house still there, or knocked down? That's where they played b'ball when I was there.

Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (9UmRs)

696 I grew up in St. Louis. Cookie cutter concrete, with fake grass.

Seeing the old parks I got to see, in Cleveland, Detroit, Chicago... they were marvelously beautiful to me.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:26 PM (hku12)

I can understand that sentiment...
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:27 PM (BgMrQ)


Fascinating aspect of Municipal stadium, the outfield fence was obviously moved in from where it had been originally, and I know the configuration meant they had to keep it there for football. But there was this massive expanse of real estate behind the fence, and I thought how incredible it must have been to watch a baseball game back then, when a batter could have gotten hold of one and sent it to deep deep DEEEEEP center... only to have it caught.

You didn't get that with the symmetrical stadiums.

If I could be transported back in time, to see games at the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Ebbets. I don't care if they were shitholes, that would be heaven to me. Oh, and maybe old Yankee stadium too. I guess.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (hku12)

697
is the math in there right?
Posted by: confederatefifth

I believe so. It was a new CPA because the last CPA was so bad. This is a problem I inheireted and wasn't aware of all the details. That ends Dec. 31 this year.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (ImqD9)

698 I believe so. It was a new CPA because the last CPA was so bad. This is a problem I inheireted and wasn't aware of all the details. That ends Dec. 31 this year.
Posted by: I



yeesh, that is rough

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:33 PM (4Jold)

699 I've been to the late, meh, Three Rivers Stadium a few times. It was terrible for baseball but fine for football. It was falling apart by the time they blew it up. They could have just pushed it down. I miss 'The Igloo'. It was originally an opera house but turned into a fine hockey arena.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (HPZbe)


I went to the last concert there before demo. It was a shitpit. But had good memories there.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:33 PM (Z9NP8)

700 Being only 29 I had to travel back in time for the '79 blizzard. They
had nowhere to put it so they dumped the snow in our school field. They
piled it so high it was over baseball batting backstops.

Kids, was it 68 or 69? Snow was so deep our dog would run up the piles onto the roof of the garage. This was before snow blowers in my family. We had those heavy ass coal shovels.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2020 09:34 PM (+ya+t)

701 In a convo with the 60% owner last night we will probably lose money this year. Shocker.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:34 PM (ImqD9)

702 Three Rivers, Riverfront, Veterans, Busch stadiums were all basically the same.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:30 PM (Z9NP

Not true! The walls were a different shade of green. I think the upper deck seats might have been different colors too.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (eoQWY)


Yeah, Busch stadium had the arch thingies at the top of the stadium. Cuz, you know, the Arch.

Whoopie.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:34 PM (hku12)

703 Nah, Infidel, you said you were sending $200/month.
From the figgers, you meant $2,000.

Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:34 PM (+yNXF)

704 @DanScavino

Just tweeted a black and white picture of PDT on the phone seated at the Resolute desk.


Looks historical.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (QUOVv)

705 Quint I was an Air Force brat. Moved all over the place. There's good and bad in that I suppose. I regret not ever having a "home base".. lifelong friends and and all that. On the other hand I think it makes adjusting to new situations a bit easier.

Posted by: Jewells45TRUMPWON! at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (nxdel)

706 I've been to the late, meh, Three Rivers Stadium a few times. It was terrible for baseball but fine for football. It was falling apart by the time they blew it up. They could have just pushed it down. I miss 'The Igloo'. It was originally an opera house but turned into a fine hockey arena.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:31 PM (HPZbe)


I went to a game at the new(er) Pirates stadium. It might be the best of the modern ye olde style stadiums.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (hku12)

707 I'd also have the new CPA recalculate last few years' taxes.

Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (+yNXF)

708 If I could be transported back in time, to see games at the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Ebbets. I don't care if they were shitholes, that would be heaven to me. Oh, and maybe old Yankee stadium too. I guess.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (hku12)


Part of left field wall of Forbes still exist as well as the original location of home plate. It is in a Univ of Pittsburgh building. Kinda neat.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (Z9NP8)

709 550 Cleveland had a tourism pitch called Cleveland+ where we claimed sovereignty over Akron, Canton and Youngstown.

Seriously...why would we claim Youngstown? Isn't Canton bad enough?
Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean



The Amish Market in Boardman is absolutely worth it. Not exactly Youngstown but close enough.

theamishmarket.net

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:36 PM (HPZbe)

710 ah, Infidel, you said you were sending $200/month.
From the figgers, you meant $2,000.
Posted by: MarkY

Not following. Have been sending 200 a month. At the end of the year I will have a work bonus from my real job that I will send to the IRS.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (ImqD9)

711 706:I went to a game at the new(er) Pirates stadium. It might be the best of the modern ye olde style stadiums.
Posted by: BurtTC



Imagine if they had a MLB team there!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (HPZbe)

712 Back in the late 90's I lived in West Virginia. We had a Pontiac TransSport minivan.

It snowed big time in December and the kids wanted to go to the mall. The parking lot was a mess. 6 inches of snow everywhere, some drifts up to 2 maybe 3 feet.

I taught them about reverse doughnuts in the minivan.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (3H9h1)

713 If I could be transported back in time, to see games at the Polo Grounds, Forbes Field, Ebbets. I don't care if they were shitholes, that would be heaven to me. Oh, and maybe old Yankee stadium too. I guess.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (hku12)


Part of left field wall of Forbes still exist as well as the original location of home plate. It is in a Univ of Pittsburgh building. Kinda neat.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (Z9NP


Yeah, I've "visited" the site... on Streetview.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (hku12)

714 Is Jenison field house still there, or knocked down? That's where they played b'ball when I was there.
Posted by: clutch at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (9UmRs)


It's still there. I think it might be the ROTC drill hall now, but I have nothing to base that on except that I see a lot of ROTC there. Or maybe they're at the Demonstration hall behind the Sparty statue. That area, anyway.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (t+qrx)

715 ...Fascinating aspect of Municipal stadium, the outfield fence was obviously moved in from where it had been originally, and I know the configuration meant they had to keep it there for football. But there was this massive expanse of real estate behind the fence, and I thought how incredible it must have been to watch a baseball game back then, when a batter could have gotten hold of one and sent it to deep deep DEEEEEP center... only to have it caught...
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (hku12)

That fence moved around quite a bit, depending on how good the pitching was.

There is no truth to the rumor that the Stadium was built to try and host the Olympics.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:38 PM (BgMrQ)

716 73
Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV: "I spoke with the President last night, he
set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign
intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."

Posted by: Not exactly my go-to source, but at December 17, 2020 07:31 PM (BBWrU)

But, but, but...our elections are secure! Say the Dems, Silicon Valley, and the MSM.

Yeah, right. With everything we've seen, "Only a Fool Would Say That".
https://tinyurl.com/y9j27rz6

Posted by: jim at December 17, 2020 09:38 PM (ynpvh)

717 dartist @ 700- Blizzard of 71-72 or thereabouts was snow on the ground from Myrtle Beach to Meridien. Drifts in Lexington County SC of over 3 feet in places.

Posted by: Eromero at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (8bJHg)

718 I went to a game at the new(er) Pirates stadium. It might be the best of the modern ye olde style stadiums.
Posted by: BurtTC


Imagine if they had a MLB team there!
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (HPZbe)


Hah! Maybe someday in the not so distant future, MLB will kill off the current leadership and try to restore the game.

Probably not, but who knows.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)

719 'd also have the new CPA recalculate last few years' taxes.
Posted by: MarkY

Ah, no. Not an option.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (ImqD9)

720 I went to a game at the new(er) Pirates stadium. It might be the best of the modern ye olde style stadiums.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:35 PM (hku12)

Now that is a pretty stadium!

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (BgMrQ)

721 Nice rack, but not a 42. Sorry.

20 maybe?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (u82oZ)

722 Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV: "I spoke with the President last night, he
set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign
intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."

Posted by: Not exactly my go-to s



which means what

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (4Jold)

723 Now that is a pretty stadium!
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (BgMrQ)


With a AA team.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (Z9NP8)

724 I guess it's about time for the ONT. I have lost my shutdown pounds (only 5, but took forever to lose) plus at least 5 by fasting as part of praying for our country. Ember day tomorrow, Catholics!

Posted by: Catherine at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (KzgGT)

725 I went to a game at the new(er) Pirates stadium. It might be the best of the modern ye olde style stadiums.

Posted by: BurtTC





Imagine if they had a MLB team there!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:37 PM (HPZbe)





Hah! Maybe someday in the not so distant future, MLB will kill off the current leadership and try to restore the game.



Probably not, but who knows.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)
There's always "We are Family!"

Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (OqDgx)

726 June when taxes were done, the CPA imputed 27K to me that I never received. (40% business owner) I wrote them a letter stating I didn't have all the case to pay them and I would make monthly payments of $200. Each month since I have made that payment with an attached letter. Of course I have copies. Get a letter tues. responding to my June 23 letter and they want all credit info, and on and on. Today I get a "certified" letter dated 12/21/2020 that they are going to get serious. I owe 4K, sending 2K at end of month. Is it worth calling them tomorrow?
Posted by: I

OK, June, you owe $27,000.
$200/month since is $1,200.
That's $25,500 according to my math. Not $4,000.
Regardless, call the CPA.

Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (+yNXF)

727 ...Fascinating aspect of Municipal stadium, the outfield fence was obviously moved in from where it had been originally, and I know the configuration meant they had to keep it there for football. But there was this massive expanse of real estate behind the fence, and I thought how incredible it must have been to watch a baseball game back then, when a batter could have gotten hold of one and sent it to deep deep DEEEEEP center... only to have it caught...
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:32 PM (hku12)

That fence moved around quite a bit, depending on how good the pitching was.

There is no truth to the rumor that the Stadium was built to try and host the Olympics.
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:38 PM (BgMrQ)


I'm not sure if I'd ever heard that as a rumor.

I have some old games on dvd, purchased online reasonably cheap. Among them are the Len Barker perfect game, and same year, the 1981 All Star Game.

So... yeah, the place does look dismal on teevee. I assume they tried to pretty it up for the ASG, but it didn't work.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (hku12)

728 Last night I roasted a whole turkey breast, made 2 cups of turkey gravy, served two kinds of vegetables, cranberry sauce, and steamed rice, and potato soup. This is a trial run for the Christmas holiday ham dinner.
Gained 2-1/2 lbs. I need to work on baking bread and pies. I like pie.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (WOYcU)

729 723 Now that is a pretty stadium!
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (BgMrQ)


With a AA team.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (Z9NP


Having been a supporter of the Tribe since the early 60's, I cannot throw any stones...

Besides my Grampa was a Pirates fan.

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:42 PM (BgMrQ)

730 Another hilarious short from Blomkamp called Bad President: Kenya . . .

https://youtu.be/jnULqsrGNgU


I can't stop laughing.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 17, 2020 09:44 PM (1YlHz)

731 Hey, the Pirates have, y'know, made the playoffs a few times this century. Progress!

Posted by: Broseidon Czar of the Brocean at December 17, 2020 09:44 PM (2ByrN)

732 725:There's always "We are Family!"
Posted by: Quint



The late, great, Willie 'Pops' Stargell! Still my favorite baseball player ever!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:44 PM (HPZbe)

733 @mtgreenee 1h
Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency!

Posted by: #DefundTheATF at December 17, 2020 09:44 PM (BBWrU)

734 Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)
There's always "We are Family!"
Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (OqDgx)


I have that series on dvd! It was actually packaged and sold by MLB. It's amazing how many series are NOT available... officially.

I'd like to have the '71 Series. Even blurry and hard to watch teevee transfers (which most bootlegs are).

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:45 PM (hku12)

735 I am watching the World's Strongest Man competition. I love that shit.
Posted by: April at December 17, 2020 08:12 PM (

I find it interesting too. Those men are massive
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at December 17, 2020 08:14 PM (lgiXo)


That's what I thought! But, uhmm...

Posted by: Shep at December 17, 2020 09:46 PM (z79tQ)

736 Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency!


Now that's a bumper sticker slogan I can support!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:47 PM (HPZbe)

737 OK, June, you owe $27,000.
$200/month since is $1,200.
That's $25,500 according to my math. Not $4,000.
Regardless, call the CPA.
Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (+yNXF)


I think she "received" $27,000 from her 40% share in a business, but never actually got the cash, so she owes the IRS taxes on that money but doesn't have it available. She's been paying $200 a month but now the IRS is getting more aggressive.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 17, 2020 09:48 PM (jOcSX)

738 Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)
There's always "We are Family!"
Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (OqDgx)


I have that series on dvd! It was actually packaged and sold by MLB. It's amazing how many series are NOT available... officially.

I'd like to have the '71 Series. Even blurry and hard to watch teevee transfers (which most bootlegs are).
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:45 PM (hku12)


Oh scratch that! Just pulled out my dvds... I DO have the '71 Series! Not sure why I haven't watched it yet. There are some years where the games just don't exist. Which is criminal.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:48 PM (hku12)

739 So... yeah, the place does look dismal on teevee. I assume they tried to pretty it up for the ASG, but it didn't work.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (hku12)

Lipstick on a pig...

My highlights

'68 Browns v Colts...we got killed, but they were the first tickets I bought with my own money.

Saw Dick Bosman's no hitter where he only faced 27 batters. One guy reached first on an error, and got rubbed out on a double play.

Picked up 6 foul balls at the net behind home plate on third base side. Got mentioned on the radio broadcast.

Was at Ten Cent Beer night, and just missed going out on the field to make an ass out of myself. Had to stay for the case we just bought.

Was at Frank Robison's inaugural game as manager.

And of course many more unimportant games...

Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:48 PM (BgMrQ)

740 Big snow storms are fun when you are a kid or a dog.

Posted by: dartist at December 17, 2020 09:49 PM (+ya+t)

741 OK, June, you owe $27,000.

-no, I had 27K Imputed as income on my 1040. That means according to the numbers I received 27K on income that I actually did not receive.

$200/month since is $1,200.


That's $25,500 according to my math. Not $4,000.

-the taxes I owed were 4K not 27K. Income is different than taxes.

Regardless, call the CPA.
Posted by: MarkY

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 09:49 PM (ImqD9)

742 I wonder what the average weight loss is for someone with Covid.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 17, 2020 07:33 PM (IbxQb)


I lost 15 pounds thanks to the WuFlu.

Even though I'm doing cardio five times a week, it's slowly coming back.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at December 17, 2020 09:50 PM (aommx)

743 734 Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:39 PM (hku12)
There's always "We are Family!"
Posted by: Quint at December 17, 2020 09:41 PM (OqDgx)


I have that series on dvd! It was actually packaged and sold by MLB. It's amazing how many series are NOT available... officially.

I'd like to have the '71 Series. Even blurry and hard to watch teevee transfers (which most bootlegs are).
Posted by: BurtTC



I watched that on Youtube this year. You have to dig around for it but it's there. Not HD by any stretch but that's fine. To see Clemente in complete form and a young Stargell, totally worth it.

https://youtu.be/1zBhRvQIqW0

That's Game 7. You can find the other 6 on YTube, somewhere.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:51 PM (HPZbe)

744 I watched that on Youtube this year. You have to dig around for it but it's there. Not HD by any stretch but that's fine. To see Clemente in complete form and a young Stargell, totally worth it.

https://youtu.be/1zBhRvQIqW0

That's Game 7. You can find the other 6 on YTube, somewhere.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 17, 2020 09:51 PM (HPZbe)


I know of a site on Youtube that has various games, but no whole series. Seems odd to me.

Anyway, the ones I have on dvd, are almost certainly the exact same transfers that appear on Youtube.

MLB never bothered recording them, apparently, and have no intention it seems of releasing older Series on dvd packages.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:53 PM (hku12)

745 Lipstick on a pig...

My highlights

'68 Browns v Colts...we got killed, but they were the first tickets I bought with my own money.

Saw Dick Bosman's no hitter where he only faced 27 batters. One guy reached first on an error, and got rubbed out on a double play.

Picked up 6 foul balls at the net behind home plate on third base side. Got mentioned on the radio broadcast.

Was at Ten Cent Beer night, and just missed going out on the field to make an ass out of myself. Had to stay for the case we just bought.

Was at Frank Robison's inaugural game as manager.

And of course many more unimportant games...
Posted by: browndog at December 17, 2020 09:48 PM (BgMrQ)


They can ruin the modern game, but they can't take away the memories.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 17, 2020 09:54 PM (hku12)

746 722 Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV: "I spoke with the President last night, he
set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign
intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."

Posted by: Not exactly my go-to s

which means what
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (4Jold)

Touch fingers to thumb, hold arm out in front, make large sweeping up and down motions.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 09:54 PM (V2Yro)

747 Death by snow-snow?

Posted by: Frye at December 17, 2020 09:56 PM (l3+k2)

748 it makes me sad to see really fat dogs, glad this guy could help Tony out.

I have a gsd, he's 29" at the shoulders and has a 36" chest. He's best around 90 with a nice tuck. Smart, pretty, nervous as hell dog. The cats, ma! the cats are out to get me! He loves my husband and kidand tolerates me.

Sheppies often do very poorly in shelters. I supporta group called shepherds without borders that fostets gsds and vets/ trains them up to help get them homes.

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 09:57 PM (EiPf6)

749 746 722 Dick Morris tells Newsmax TV: "I spoke with the President last night, he
set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign
intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."

Posted by: Not exactly my go-to s

which means what
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 17, 2020 09:40 PM (4Jold)

Touch fingers to thumb, hold arm out in front, make large sweeping up and down motions.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 17, 2020 09:54 PM (V2Yro)

#Two Weeks

Posted by: Orphan Annie Secret Society Decoder Pin at December 17, 2020 09:57 PM (Ojki1)

750 I think she "received" $27,000 from her 40% share in a business, but never actually got the cash, so she owes the IRS taxes on that money but doesn't have it available. She's been paying $200 a month but now the IRS is getting more aggressive.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

Got it. Imputed income. 15%.
There're not gonna do anything over $4,000, less the $1,200. Send a registered letter with all receipts, etc..
Let it ride. They are VERY slow to act.

Posted by: MarkY at December 17, 2020 09:57 PM (+yNXF)

751 Gainzzz... Have actually lost about 5 pounds since October.

Yay, but only because of lost appetite/melancholy since early November.

But hey, I'll take it! Only 15 to go, if I were serious about it.

Posted by: JQ at December 17, 2020 09:58 PM (09wCi)

752 ONT is nude.

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=391747

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at December 17, 2020 10:00 PM (VcFUs)

753 Oh! the gainz! i almost forgot.

I'm a wannabe pole dancer. I train in my garage now. Been dancing 7-8 years but im not very good. Having a baby sets yourfitness back! Since the lockdowns i've been taking zoom classes to learn tricks/routines and try to get more flexible. I still don't have splits but i'm getting there. I'm definitely at the best skill level i've been, though that isn't saying much. It has helped me lose 60lb though.

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:01 PM (EiPf6)

754 "I spoke with the President last night, he

set up a stand-by procedure for when the DNI finds possible foreign
intervention in an election, he shall initiate an inquiry."



oh noez.

not an eenqueer ee

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at December 17, 2020 10:02 PM (QUOVv)

755 I think she "received" $27,000 from her 40% share in a business, but never actually got the cash, so she owes the IRS taxes on that money but doesn't have it available. She's been paying $200 a month but now the IRS is getting more aggressive.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile

Got it. Imputed income. 15%.
There're not gonna do anything over $4,000, less the $1,200. Send a registered letter with all receipts, etc..
Let it ride. They are VERY slow to act.


Ding Ding, CO Alex.

I don't like to fuck with the IRS. I do okay, not rolling in dough, they are Threatening a lien on my home.

Posted by: Infidel at December 17, 2020 10:03 PM (ImqD9)

756 Frye, i chortled.

Posted by: funsize at December 17, 2020 10:07 PM (EiPf6)

757 Youngstown has Mill Creek Park.

Nuff said.

Posted by: pawn at December 17, 2020 10:11 PM (Cfk8j)

758 I ate 2 McRibs for lunch. Gainzzz.

Posted by: Jolo at December 17, 2020 10:35 PM (Xz10l)

759 The white flight of the 70s. Also gentrification. And degentrification.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - buy ammo, buy history books, and embrace Irish democracy at December 17, 2020 09:18 PM (hsOar)

lol! But you need to make the reply out of context to make the joke sparkle. Stealing this!

Posted by: Gilded at December 17, 2020 11:13 PM (BRkq2)

760 I am on my third week of X3 workouts. I do them with a friend on line. That way we both depend on the other to show up (online) and do the workout. This was after quitting CrossFit. I did CF for 7 years and I think the X3 is a better, safer way to stay in shape and build muscle.

Posted by: Hamilton Burger at December 18, 2020 12:36 AM (zB2xb)

761 I got lucky (for a certain value of "lucky"). I had a small heart attack, so I get to work out three times a week in a cardiac rehab center. Treadmill, bike, and cross trainer, while hooked up to a heart monitor, and a nurse comes around and sanitizes the equipment after it's used.

Not exactly looking for GAINZZZ, more the opposite. It seems to be working, though.

Probably more expensive than a regular gym, but I hit my yearly out-of-pocket with a $107,000 hospital bill, so my insurance is paying for it until January.

Posted by: DavidD at December 18, 2020 10:25 AM (lyA1k)

762 this is gonna get lost, but IM fasting is a Bitch for the first 10 days, but then it becomes a rhythm and after that, it is super helpful in so much as it restricts calories- I'm sure there are other benefits, but they're tangential IMHO. The main thing is the lack of eating calories.

After that, do whatever you're doing while walking. I take 50% of my calls on my treadmill- I just go slow enough that I am not sweaty and can still maintain the illusion of professionality. Shoot for -300 to -500 calories a day. I hit -1200 a day and then enjoy my life to the tune of 900 calories of whiskey and treats in the evenings. It's not the fastest way, but it's SUPER sustainable and allows for joy. Egg whites + Low cal protein for brunch. Veggies and Steak for dinner- maybe a protein bar here and there. Also, it helps me to get a friend involved in the journey and have them call me out. G'luck!

Posted by: john at December 19, 2020 02:24 AM (dE6J5)

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