Sunday Morning Book Thread 07-11-2021

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La Fuerza de las Palabras Library, Bogota, Colombia

Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even if it's these pants, since listen, fat, goats are like mushrooms, because if you shoot a duck, I'm scared of toasters. C'mon, man. Kamala, who has my trunalimunumaprzure? I think I need a recharge.



Pic Note:

Wow. This is quite a backstory:

Jose Alberto Gutierrez doesn’t just turn trash into treasure—he transforms it into a free education for neighbors. As The Telegraph reports, the middle-aged garbage collector in Colombia has spent the past two decades collecting discarded books he finds while on the job in Bogota, the country’s capital city. Thousands of titles later, Gutierrez has an enormous library, which he and his family lend out to the community for free.

Gutierrez’s library is called La Fuerza de las Palabras, which is Spanish for "The Strength of Words." The collection fills several rooms in his home—and thanks to donations, it continues to grow. (So much, in fact, that the Gutierrez family can no longer squeeze reading groups for children inside their house.) Today, the family is expanding their public literacy mission—and getting rid of extra books—by delivering titles to Colombia’s poor and rural areas.



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

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Cue sad trombone.




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Second Thoughts

A week or so ago, in a segment about how the FBI might have infiltrated the Jan. 6th protests in Washington DC and instigated the violence and vandalism themselves, Tucker Carlson mentioned this book in passing, The Terror Factory: Inside the FBI's Manufactured War on Terrorism by Trevor Aaronson, who I believe made his bones as a lefty investigative reporter. His book

...shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than fifteen thousand informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the War on Terror.

A few years ago, I would not have even considered reading a book like this. I thought that the very idea that a federal agency would use dirty tricks and skullduggery on American citizens just to pad their arrest records was absurd. Also, I did not listen to critics of the PATRIOT Act, even those on our side of the aisle, who pointed out that the legislation was so far reaching it could be repurpose to use against domestic targets. "Ha ha", I said. "Pull the other one." And also: "we'd never do anything like that."

Well, I'm not laughing now. Not after the full-out war campaign against the January 6th trespassers.

The book offers unprecedented detail into how the FBI has transformed from a reactive law enforcement agency to a proactive counterterrorism organization—including the story of an accused murderer who became one of the FBI's most prolific terrorism informants—and how so-called terrorism consultants and experts have made fortunes by exaggerating the threat of Islamic terrorism in the United States...how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism, built a network of more than 15,000 informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the Bureau can then claim it is winning the war on terror.

And now it looks like all of this COINTEL apparatus turned back around and pointed inward, repurposed to go after what Biden's goons call "domestic violent extremists" and "white supremacists", labels, which, more and more as time goes on, are going to be applied to the Biden administration's political opponents.



Who Dis:

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(Last week's 'who dis' was one of the charter members of Club '27', Jim Morrison.




Moron Recommendations

16 This week's reading selection is Tanith Lee's "The Secret Book of Paradys." It's a gothic version of Paris, with demons stalking the streets and the inhabitants suffering from madness and delusions. It's also strangely appropriate for Canadian PRIDE season because several of the characters are quite gender-fluid. In some cases they literally transition from male to female and vice-versa. In other instances, it's a cosmetic transition with strategic use of makeup and padding. But there is little to admire in her characters (other than they are excellently written). Their circumstances are often tragic and the characters engage in very morally questionable activities. Great stuff.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 04, 2021 08:09 AM (K5n5d)

This is a 4-book series, the first of which is The Book of the Damned, is actually three novellas of, as the blurb says, "dark magic, eroticism, and gothic fantasy." You can read more complete descriptions of each story on the Amazon page. The Kindle edition is only $7.99.

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192 I mentioned in a thread yesterday I came across a library book called The Leopard by Guiseppe Lampedusa, which is historical fiction based on the author's grandfather's life (?)

Apparently considered one of the most important / best selling Italian books of the last century. Never heard of it before so I will try to remedy ignorance by reading it.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 04, 2021 09:15 AM (oEn12)

I thought this was going to be one of those obscure, hard-to-find, but I was wrong:

The Sicilian prince, Don Fabrizio, hero of Lampedusa's great and only novel, is described as enormous in size, in intellect, and in sensuality. The book he inhabits shares his dimensions in its evocation of an aristocracy confronting democratic upheaval and the new force of nationalism. In the decades since its publication shortly after the author's death in 1957, The Leopard has come to be regarded as the twentieth century's greatest historical fiction.

it has been translated into English (of course) and is available on Kindle and in hardcover.


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179 I've been reading The Eagle and the Dragon by Lewis F McIntyre, a novel about an ancient Roman diplomatic mission to China during the reign of the Emperor Trajan. They set out from Alexandria and visit many of the famous sites including the Library and the Lighthouse at Pharos.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 04, 2021 09:11 AM (d9FiS)

They certainly do get around, according to the Amazon description:

...But Fate has other plans for these unlikely companions, sending them together on a journey that will take them thousands of miles by sea and land across the tapestry of the mysterious worlds at the close of the first century. From the storm-tossed Indian Ocean to the opulent Hanaean court, from the wild grassy steppes north of China to the forbidding peaks of the Pamir Mountains of Bactria, they fight for their lives, hoping to find the road that will lead them back to Rome.

The Kindle edition is only $3.99. For 500+ pages, that's a lot of bang for your buck.

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The World's Worst Bible Translation, Probably:

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This is from The Street Bible by Rob Lacey. Published by Zondervan, so you know who to blame.

(h/t Cursed Modernist Images)



Books By Morons

Lurkette author Sarah Hoyt has published Other Rhodes, which appears to be the first installment in a new science fiction mystery series, the Rhodes Mysteries:

Lily Gilden has a half-crazed cyborg in her airlock who thinks he's Nick Rhodes, a fictional 20th Century detective. If she doesn't report him for destruction, she's guilty of a capital crime.

But with her husband missing, she'll use every clue the cyborg holds, and his detective abilities, to solve the crime her husband was investigating when he disappeared.

With the help of a journalist who is more than he seems, Lily will risk everything to plunge into the interstellar underworld and bring the love of her life home!

It's just $3.99 on Kindle.

(h/t Sabrina Chase for telling me about this for Ms. Hoyt, who is currently at an undisclosed location with no internet).


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Conservative author John Taloni has just published what looks like a Norse/Greek mythology crossover novel, Thunder God of Mars: A Superhero Prose Novel

Thor vs. Ares with the fate of Mars in the balance! An urgent challenge calls Thor to Mars, where hostile forces threaten a new colony's fragile future. To aid the colonists he must contend against opportunistic deities from Earth and Mars, as well as the harsh environment of Mars itself. This Novella-length book is inspired by Thor comics and Ray Bradbury's "Martian Chronicles," with a dash of Richard Riordan.

Contains six short stories making one complete arc. Also includes a bonus story where being normal is enough to be a superhero.

John describes his stories as "agenda-free." So he's not trying to hit you over the head with anything, he just wants to tell exciting, thrilling, interesting stories that entertain you.

But in order to know if John succeeds with this, you'll have to buy his book and read it for yourself. The Kindle edition of Thunder God of Mars is available on Kindle for $2.99.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.



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1 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:01 AM (arJlL)

2 On the 4th book of re-read of the Elemental Master series.

Posted by: Vic at July 11, 2021 08:01 AM (mpXpK)

3 A library that looks like my library!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:01 AM (Dc2NZ)

4 Hot Coffee...Sandersons The Way of Kings!!!

Posted by: Qmark at July 11, 2021 08:01 AM (emnp2)

5 LOvely Rita

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 08:01 AM (ONvIw)

6 Rita Hayworth.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 11, 2021 08:02 AM (PiwSw)

7 Love the Biden shirt.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:03 AM (45fpk)

8 The Leopard is an outstanding book. After I finished it I had a new appreciation for why Sicilians are such hardasses.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (g5I2H)

9 A library that looks like my library!
Posted by: All Hail Eris

Mine too but that one is without the clutter!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (mD/uy)

10 I have to get that Street Bible. Must.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (45fpk)

11 I'm nearly done with Time and Again, by Finney.
I'm enjoying the story, the look at two old New Yorks, and the discussions of the dangers of interfering in the past.
I read some reviews that question the "method" of the time travel, but really? There is no time travel, so this seems a bit of a silly complaint, IMO

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (ONvIw)

12 Nice Lieberry!

Those pants......I would wear them, once.

The Who Dis is what Nancy Pelosi thinks she looks like.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (R/m4+)

13 I think the pants guy is in the choir that Ace mentioned a coupla nights ago. (if you catch my drift)

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:06 AM (arJlL)

14 Too much content to wade through to get to comments
( grumble grumble)

Tolle Lege
Finished Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden. It is a excellent book I do think quite in the style of Cornelius Ryan books.
As said yesterday on movie it did a fantastic job but missed x omitting almost every movie would the tactic positions in the overnight positions.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:06 AM (Cxk7w)

15 Can't stay around to chat. I just wanted to say that I have just begun reading 1776 by David McCullough. I had never read anything by him before. He has a very engaging writing style. I also picked up his biography of John Adams. I have also been reading a long biography of Washington by David O. Stewart and which is about Washington's political rise. It is an interesting book but has a much drier style than McCullough.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 11, 2021 08:06 AM (k39e/)

16 Bookz!!!!
That Colombian garbage msn is a hero

PS thanks for mentioning my comment - will give my thoughts when I finish it

Posted by: Herr Frau Doktor vmom at July 11, 2021 08:07 AM (oEn12)

17 The Leopard!

I think I have two copies...great book.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 11, 2021 08:07 AM (4DEJp)

18 Book thread!

The Street Bible is hysterical!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (+4oV5)

19 Those pants are fine. I would wear them to barbeque in Dad's back yard.

Posted by: Hunter at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (Tnijr)

20 I'd say that lieberry is in desperate want of some quality shelving. Where's Ace?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (PiwSw)

21 Slow, steady rain here. Good day to read.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (mD/uy)

22 And by "barbeque" I mean smoke meth.

Posted by: Hunter at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (Tnijr)

23 shows how the FBI has, under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than fifteen thousand informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the War on Terror.


They let just enough success to keep the specter of terrorism alive. Every successful attacker was "known" to the FIB.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2021 08:08 AM (5atWK)

24 under the guise of engaging in counterterrorism since 9/11, built a network of more than fifteen thousand informants whose primary purpose is to infiltrate Muslim communities to create and facilitate phony terrorist plots so that the bureau can then claim victory in the War on Terror.

Every other Qer, 3%er, and Oath Keeper is an FIB informant.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (yrol0)

25 Have a Kindle App question
Still haven't yet ( should try again but assume it would be another hour of frustration and no result) get my Amazon book account on my new tablet. But also can't figure out if I can transfer books to new tablet. Looked but see nothing to do it.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Cxk7w)

26 Oregon Muse - take a second look at that Street Bible. Pretend you have boys age 8 and 10. Read the first two verses in Dramatic Grandparent Voice. With excited body language. Don't you think they'd be drawn in?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (45fpk)

27 Great Book Thread, OM!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Dc2NZ)

28 ha!

23 24 horde mind meld

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 08:10 AM (yrol0)

29 Read Any Weir's latest, "Project Hail Mary", in which our planet is facing an extinction-level event that may plunge the Earth into a permanent ice age. Our hero Ryland Grace awakens in a spacecraft millions of miles from home suffering from amnesia. His crewmates are dead and he's hurtling into the unknown. We learn the from flashbacks that he is part of a world-wide mission to build a ship to go to the Tau Ceti system to find a way to stop the phenomenon causing the solar dimming.

Anyone who enjoyed "The Martian" will find this familiar territory. A lone scientist, stranded in a strange environment, blah blah blah... His protagonists have an appealing "can-do" attitude and accept the situation as it is -- "do what you can, with what you have, where you are" -- and tackle the obstacles one step at a time. But as with "The Martian", reading about a series of technical problems can get tedious. I wonder if Weir can only write one story with variations. I skimmed a lot. A LOT.
cont'd

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

30 His crew consisted of a Chinese captain, a Russian, and himself. Ten years ago, I would have said "of course, the crew reflects the space-faring nations". Now I cynically think "They want Chinese money for the inevitable movie/streaming series".

All the author huzzahs on the back cover reminded me of Spy Magazine's "Logrolling In Our Time" blurbs.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

31 That Bogota library looks like part of the old Kay's Bookstore on Prospect in downtown Cleveland. Total apparent chaos except the owners knew where everything was.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:11 AM (g5I2H)

32 The World's Worst Bible Translation

Kind of curious if he found a way to make Numbers interesting. Naaah.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 11, 2021 08:11 AM (Bmy3R)

33 25 Have a Kindle App question
Still haven't yet ( should try again but assume it would be another hour of frustration and no result) get my Amazon book account on my new tablet. But also can't figure out if I can transfer books to new tablet. Looked but see nothing to do it.
Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Cxk7w)

In the app you should see your library. Just click on the book and it should be downloaded to your device.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 08:11 AM (yrol0)

34 " A library that looks like my library!
Posted by: All Hail Eris"

Looks like our sunroom around my chair.

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 08:12 AM (Tnijr)

35 Oregon Muse - take a second look at that Street Bible. Pretend you have boys age 8 and 10. Read the first two verses in Dramatic Grandparent Voice. With excited body language. Don't you think they'd be drawn in?
Posted by: grammie winger

That is Genesis genius!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:12 AM (mD/uy)

36 Those pants are beyond creepy.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 11, 2021 08:12 AM (cSyAR)

37 When kid 1 was at Princeton, I collected a lot of nice books for nothing. Princeton students would toss all their books from past semesters, especially fiction. I have a lot of great, probably unread free books. It was amazing to see what was tossed at the end of each semester.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 08:12 AM (ONvIw)

38 Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Cxk7w)

I think that as long as the account used on the new tablet is the same, you should be able to access your Kindle books.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 11, 2021 08:13 AM (4DEJp)

39 15 the guys in the overnight siege were in 5 different locations, some feet apart but didn't know that.
Definitely want to see movie again for comparison

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:13 AM (Cxk7w)

40 I is for "Instigation". Moves careers ahead.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 08:13 AM (r4sI4)

41 Cap'n Hate, is that what Visconti's The Leopard is based on?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:14 AM (Dc2NZ)

42 Those pants - eeeiiii, my eyes! I would get the t-shirt though. CN, Finney's Time and Again is wonderful - and the sequel to it (From Time to Time) is lovely also.

I've been continuing my journey through the 15 books in the Liturgical Mysteries series - each one is funny and a joyful way to while away the hours.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at July 11, 2021 08:14 AM (Kh9rg)

43 25 Have a Kindle App question

Still haven't yet ( should try again but assume it would be another
hour of frustration and no result) get my Amazon book account on my new
tablet. But also can't figure out if I can transfer books to new tablet.
Looked but see nothing to do it.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Cxk7w)

When I got new Kindle 10 I found the only way to load books was to download them from their Web Site.

Posted by: Vic at July 11, 2021 08:14 AM (mpXpK)

44 " A library that looks like my library!
Posted by: All Hail Eris"


There used to be a used bookstore in the area that looked like this, The Cranbury Bookworm, where they piled up the books that wouldn't fit on the shelves. It's closing was a great loss to the area. I used to go weekly.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

45 I wouldn't want Biden anywhere near my crotch!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:15 AM (Dc2NZ)

46 "Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself."

- Groucho Marx, time compressonist

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 08:15 AM (HaL55)

47 I have yet to successfully start the Kindle App on new tablet, it is a frustration to get my password even started without a hour runaround and no outcome.

I get yeah, that's your password but you might be who you say you are, so we have some hoops you need to jump through first, second and third.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:16 AM (Cxk7w)

48 25 Have a Kindle App question
Still haven't yet ( should try again but assume it would be another hour of frustration and no result) get my Amazon book account on my new tablet. But also can't figure out if I can transfer books to new tablet. Looked but see nothing to do it.
Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (Cxk7w)

You should also go to the amaazon website and look under content and devices. Make sure your new device running the kindle app is a registered device.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 08:17 AM (yrol0)

49 If you bought your books from Amazon you can still download them to your new Kindel (after you register it).

Posted by: Vic at July 11, 2021 08:17 AM (mpXpK)

50 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 11, 2021 08:06 AM (k39e/)

I really enjoyed both of those. I picked up another of his, called "The Pioneers," at a used book store. It's on my summer reading list.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 11, 2021 08:17 AM (Bmy3R)

51 Rita Hayworth!

Posted by: RobertM at July 11, 2021 08:17 AM (qWhQP)

52 Anyone ever read the "Remembrance of Earth's Past" trilogy?

My idiot nephew was touting it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 11, 2021 08:18 AM (4DEJp)

53 Morning Hordemates.
I'd like to read The Terror Factory but not sure my blood pressure could handle it. Not surprising though given how J Edgar screwed up a chance to own the Nazi spy ring in the US just to look good in front of FDR. I wonder how many American troops died because of that?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2021 08:18 AM (axyOa)

54 The Evil One, Time Bandits

https://youtu.be/1viWDlbxAsc

Are we not in the hands of a lunatic?!?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 08:18 AM (ybIRR)

55 45 I wouldn't want Biden anywhere near my crotch!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:15 AM (Dc2NZ)


Oh HELL no!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 08:19 AM (+4oV5)

56 Most pressing point I have is Sharpe's Rifles is on old tablet and is next up in the series for me. Read it as a one off out of order but then started them from beginning.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:19 AM (Cxk7w)

57 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Just started The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan.

It looks like a political study, without a lot of military info or economic details. Just going through the Balkan Wars, and yet more info was given on the Young Turks conference in Paris.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 11, 2021 08:20 AM (u82oZ)

58 That "street" Bible has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon, which I assumed would be from ironic hipsters but people seem to actually like it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:20 AM (Dc2NZ)

59 Go forward and populate da Earf!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 11, 2021 08:21 AM (3si2P)

60 I'd like to read that book The Terror Factory. Where can I find it besides Amazon? Or is that my only option.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 11, 2021 08:22 AM (nxdel)

61 Diogenes found a interesting TV series from 70s Soviet Union on almost exactly that, a Colonel in SS is a Soviet spy, and the plots of all the highest henchmen in Nazi Germany
I'm on ep 10 of 12, it's been very good, and think it's a real story.
Seventeen Moments of Spring
https://youtu.be/WZhgXs_iFRs

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:23 AM (Cxk7w)

62 I'm currently reading "Goblin: A Novel in Six Novellas" by Josh Malerman (he of "Birdbox" fame). Goblin is a nice little town with a few quirks: it's almost always raining; sundown comes half an hour earlier than the towns right nearby; and for your own sanity, stay out of the North Woods.

"Oh, the trees. In person they were more confusing than any fabled version he'd imagined as a kid. Any Gobliner could see their tangled, gnarled trunks and branches from the outside, but being within them changed everything. Like the difference between knowing a man is crazy, and stepping into his mind."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:23 AM (Dc2NZ)

63 That "street" Bible has a 4.5 star rating on Amazon,
which I assumed would be from ironic hipsters but people seem to
actually like it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:20 AM (Dc2NZ)


Shoot. No Kindle edition. I can't read most deadtree books because the print is too small.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:24 AM (45fpk)

64 Yes, that library bears a certain resemblance to my own, save that I do have shelves. With stacks on them, and near them.
I was tempted by last weeks Book Thread mention of a period mystery by one Mark Wrightman "Waking the Tiger". Well, only three bucks in Kindle, and it was set in late 1930s Singapore! Well, why not? I was intrigued by the setting, since I had to do a fair amount of research about Singapore at that time for my last book "My Dear Cousin" - which had one of the heroines escaping Singapore before the British surrender in 1942.
I'm about halfway through, and it's an interesting setting and time and more than adequate writing. The hero detective is just now working through the connections to the murdered woman, and trying to make sense of the clues. Quite nice reading for a rainy weekend!

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (xnmPy)

65 My Halloween costume this year is gonna be those pants and that t shirt.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (6FeV1)

66 That library looks like a few comics shops / bookstores I've seen. Yet the proprietor of one in Chicago was able to zone in on exactly what I wanted.

As for me, just more Namor.

Man, the letter columns of '60s Marvel were so erudite compared with those of the last days of lettercols. What we have lost.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (Om/di)

67 I'm listening to Sherlock Holmes: the Voice of Treason, which is a pastiche involving Queen Victoria, a Pakistani Muslim and racist, super crusty Grits. I'm not impressed so far.

I'm reading How to Win an Argument, which is a compilation of the works of Roman philosopher Cicero.
The advice on how to construct a speech still works today.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 11, 2021 08:26 AM (cSyAR)

68 Shoot. No Kindle edition. I can't read most deadtree books because the print is too small.
Posted by: grammie winger

Can ya get magnifying glasses that go over your glasses ?

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:26 AM (arJlL)

69 Day One was the separation of Light from Darkness. Had nothing to do with the Sun and Stars. It was the separation of God and the faithful angels from Lucifer and the fallen angels (demons.)

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 11, 2021 08:26 AM (xopIz)

70 Skip,
Thanks. I'll check it out.
Dusk Popov wrote a book on running a compromised Nazi spy ring in the US. Sadly I don't recall the title. Interesting and fun read.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2021 08:27 AM (axyOa)

71 I am reading "Windswept House" by Malachi Martin. Something tells me that it's not fiction.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 11, 2021 08:28 AM (xopIz)

72 Hiya JT! I haven't had any luck with readers. I've got weird eyes. I set the Kindle to about x48, which basically gives me one word per page!

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:28 AM (45fpk)

73 Reading Jack Lively's "Straight Shot," the protagonist a Jack Reacher type. It has the short sentence feel of Lee Child, but I think it's as good as Child's best, maybe better.

Set in France, today.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at July 11, 2021 08:29 AM (1Z94k)

74 Jewells, Barnes and Noble has "The Terror Factory".

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 08:30 AM (XxJt1)

75 Well, I'm awake and more or less sober. I see everyone is recommending "The Leopard", so I must now find a copy. Moar coffee, please. Thank you.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 11, 2021 08:30 AM (yQ874)

76 Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:28 AM (45fpk)

So, you're near sighted, no?

Posted by: dantesed at July 11, 2021 08:30 AM (88xKn)

77 What a great quote from the garbage man who saves books, who was inspired by reading The Odyssey as a teen: "I will only reach my Ithica when I see libraries and books everywhere in my country."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:31 AM (Dc2NZ)

78 who dis is Lucille Ball.

Posted by: vivi at July 11, 2021 08:32 AM (USW1s)

79 65 My Halloween costume this year is gonna be those pants and that t shirt.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (6FeV1)

Scary!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

80 61 Diogenes found a interesting TV series from 70s Soviet Union on almost exactly that, a Colonel in SS is a Soviet spy, and the plots of all the highest henchmen in Nazi Germany
I'm on ep 10 of 12, it's been very good, and think it's a real story.
Seventeen Moments of Spring

Movie was big hit in USSR. Based on book by Julian Semenov. Common knowledge, the author had deep KGB connections and had access to KGB archives.

Posted by: redmonkey at July 11, 2021 08:33 AM (RjfJc)

81
Rita Hayworth $2,000 same as in Hollywood.?

Posted by: Saf at July 11, 2021 08:33 AM (PgqFp)

82 For sci-fi fans, I've found the NESFA (New England Science Fiction Association) is a good place to look for some golden-age stuff that was out of print.

https://www.nesfa.org/press/available-books/

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 11, 2021 08:34 AM (PiwSw)

83 The Leopard is an outstanding book. After I finished it I had a new appreciation for why Sicilians are such hardasses.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt

I have a vague recollection of a Brute Lancaster movie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 08:35 AM (d9FiS)

84 " A library that looks like my library!

Posted by: All Hail Eris"



Looks like our sunroom around my chair.


Dewey decimals were scattered all over the place.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 08:35 AM (HaL55)

85 55 45 I wouldn't want Biden anywhere near my crotch!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:15 AM (Dc2NZ)





Oh HELL no!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at July 11, 2021 08:19 AM (+4oV5)
================
Here I am, just leafing upwards through the thread and trying to stay quiet, and I run across this! I wonder: Are these just general statements expressing a life principal, or did Biden make a move on some unsuspecting woman?
Ah well, such are the mysteries of life. Back to browsing the book thread.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 11, 2021 08:36 AM (yQ874)

86 47 I have yet to successfully start the Kindle App on new tablet, it is a frustration to get my password even started without a hour runaround and no outcome.

I get yeah, that's your password but you might be who you say you are, so we have some hoops you need to jump through first, second and third.
Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:16 AM (Cxk7w)


Once you get through the hoops (one time thing last time it got a new phone about a year ago), you get access to your library. Nothing downloaded until you want to read something on that device.

More and more stuff is using 2FA and then registering a device or specific browser agent. My bank started that a good number of years ago before 2FA. New computer or phone or tablet hitting the online banking login page? Answer the security questions you picked when initially registering.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 11, 2021 08:36 AM (8C7+r)

87 Looks like our sunroom around my chair.

Dewey decimals were scattered all over the place.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

Clearly the place had been decimated.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:36 AM (mD/uy)

88 For all the beautiful libraries we see here week after week, that is easily the most poignant.

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 11, 2021 08:36 AM (6mvRv)

89 I got an old copy of Cagney by Cagney at my Little Free Library of Death.

It looks good.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:37 AM (arJlL)

90
Rita Hayworth!


Babebraham Lincoln.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Psychos Rule! No, really. They're in charge now. (HaL55) at July 11, 2021 08:39 AM (HaL55)

91 Finished Abigail by Magda Szabo, a very different type of book than The Door and translated posthumously by New York Review of Books Publishing, an amazingly high quality publishing house for being run by lefty shitbags, with plenty of overlooked gems seeing the light of day. It takes place in Hungary during WW2 where a widower General in Budapest parks his rebellious daughter in a Protestant boarding school out in the sticks to the east. She hates it there and tries to escape constantly even though she's there for her own safety. The school has a statue in the main garden named Abigail where messages are left for Gina that surreptitiously advise her on what to do to stay safe, including reversing some really dumb schemes she developed. After a point it becomes both an adventure story of how Gina gets out of the dangerous situation (after all there's a war going on) and who among a limited set of characters is the person behind Abigail, which isn't answered until the last line of the book.

For being a somewhat simple tale it was remarkably well told and kept me engaged all 333 pages.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:39 AM (g5I2H)

92 I got 'ron AH Lloyd's latest and life is slowing down enough that I'll be able to dig into it this week.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 11, 2021 08:40 AM (8C7+r)

93 A Destroyer novel had a terrorist cell in which every single member but one was an undercover officer of a separate law enforcement agency. When Remo left them, they were discussing whether to write separate reports or just one report to share among them.

Also, check out the graphic novel "Union Station " which posits that Hoover railroaded the wrong man into the gas chamber for the Union Station massacre in Kansas City, Missouri, just to build his fledgling agency's reputation.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 08:41 AM (Om/di)

94 Go forward and populate da Earf!
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory

To complicated. Just say, "Get down, get funky."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 08:41 AM (d9FiS)

95 Just found a bigger issue, my phone ( that needs replacing anyway now has a code lock, I never had any code lock on it.
It had to pocket lock itself.
Guess I need a new phone for sure

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:42 AM (Cxk7w)

96 I started reading Persuader, a Reacher novel, and I did NOT like the way it started out.

But, I went back to it and things became clearer .

(Oh, me of little faith)

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:42 AM (arJlL)

97 Cap'n Hate, is that what Visconti's The Leopard is based on?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:14 AM (Dc2NZ)


Apparently so; I've only read the book.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:44 AM (g5I2H)

98 Thanks for the tip, Oregon Muse. Just got John Taloni's latest. I enjoyed his Complete Martian Invasion, and I'm looking forward to this one.

I'm about halfway through Travis Corcoran's Escape the City. It's a practical, how-to guide for anyone interested in homesteading or just being a bit more self-sufficient. Two massive hardcover volumes at $20 each. It's a steal.

I'm also reading Smart and SeXy: The Evolutionary Origins and Biological Underpinnings of Cognitive Differences between the Sexes by Roderick Kaine. It's a fascinating story of politically incorrect science. It was interesting to learn, for instance, how the SAT test was manipulated to minimize the differences in male-female scores that would otherwise appear in a fair test.

Posted by: Hans at July 11, 2021 08:44 AM (O5s8/)

99 @95 - Well that sucks. Unless you are really lucky or have hella guessing skills you indeed have a problem : /

Posted by: Blacksheep at July 11, 2021 08:44 AM (6mvRv)

100 Grammie, an aunt of mine has a giant magnifier on her desk. It's like a microfiche reader.

Might work for you, but you'd have to always read in the same place, and that's no fun.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 08:45 AM (Om/di)

101 I started reading LOTR yesterday. I am one of 3 humans on the planet who have never seen the LOTR movies. When I was a teen, I started reading "The Hobbit" but tired very quickly of characters with big hairy feet. I remember in the 60's and 70's, "The Hobbit" was a hippie favorite, sitting on the boards and bricks bookshelves, right next to "The Teachings of Don Juan" "The Hitchiker's Guide to the Universe" and the bong and rolling papers. So I thought of "The Hobbit" as something that was fine for stoned Dungeons and Dragons nerds but not my cup of tea.

Then the movie trilogy of LOTR came out and people raved about how great they were, but I resisted watching them because I wanted to read the books first - but when you flip though a one volume copy of LOTR and check out the maps and appendices at the end, you realize this isn't rainy day reading, this is blizzard -in-the Yukon reading. Still, it's captured my interest early in, which wasn't the case with "The Hobbit."

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 08:45 AM (HabA/)

102 Guy in picture at very top uses the Eromero.Decimal.System. Just like I do.

Posted by: Eromero at July 11, 2021 08:45 AM (0OP+5)

103 Thank you creeper. They closed the one closest to me so I'll have to find another one but I think there are still a few around the KC area.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 11, 2021 08:46 AM (nxdel)

104 I'd mentioned here before that my local Post Office branch had a book swap in its anteroom.

Someone dropped off a load of books that were INFESTED with bugs and an exterminator had to be called.

The local Postmaster was NEVER a fan of the book swap idea, so the chances of it ever returning look about the same as the Mudville nines.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:47 AM (arJlL)

105 The Leopard is an outstanding book. After I finished it I had a new appreciation for why Sicilians are such hardasses.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:05 AM (g5I2H)


"The Leopard" was made into a movie in the 80's, which is universally regarded as great.

Unfortunately, for me, I kinda hate Burt Lancaster as as an actor, and 3+ hours of lame, wooden acting is too much Burt Lancaster for any sentient being.

But, should you wish indulge, it's currently playing on the criterion channel.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 11, 2021 08:47 AM (5NkmN)

106 >>Day One was the separation of Light from Darkness. Had nothing to do with the Sun and Stars. It was the separation of God and the faithful angels from Lucifer and the fallen angels (demons.)

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 11, 2021 08:26 AM (xopIz)

I enjoy this thread - reviewing works of fiction.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at July 11, 2021 08:47 AM (CWMF2)

107 Hiya creeper.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:48 AM (arJlL)

108 Hiya Donna of the Ampersands.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 08:48 AM (arJlL)

109 A neighbor installed a Little Free Library this week and it has been a smashing success.

So many books were donated after installation that we had to trash about 3/4 of them that were stacked around it due to the weather.

Oh well.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:49 AM (mD/uy)

110 Oops.

80s = 60s.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 11, 2021 08:50 AM (5NkmN)

111 60 I'd like to read that book The Terror Factory. Where can I find it besides Amazon? Or is that my only option.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 11, 2021 08:22 AM (nxdel)


It seems to be readily available, so any other book supplier would have it, I'd think. B&N. bookshop.com. Abebooks. Etc.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 08:52 AM (xYpQ9)

112 I just learned that Amazon purchased a golf course close to my childhood home and will be building a monster distribution center there. Whoa.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 08:53 AM (mD/uy)

113 "The Leopard" was made into a movie in the 80's, which is universally regarded as great.

Unfortunately, for me, I kinda hate Burt Lancaster as as an actor, and 3+ hours of lame, wooden acting is too much Burt Lancaster for any sentient being.

But, should you wish indulge, it's currently playing on the criterion channel.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 11, 2021 08:47 AM (5NkmN)


One thing the book accents that might be beyond the range of cinema is just how overpoweringly harsh the Sicilian terrain is with a constant battle between nature and having to tame it. And then once that battle is over they start fighting with each other. It's a short book but just dense with insights.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at July 11, 2021 08:54 AM (g5I2H)

114 This map clearly shows why Commielala went to El Paso and not to the border crisis areas. Note the GREEN around El Plaso, far west tip of Texas. And note the 2 or 3 bright RED area at where the border crisis is causing a COVID 19 crisis.

https://tinyurl.com/9mm5w68

Nothing to see here. Move along!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 08:55 AM (yrol0)

115 "I enjoy this thread - reviewing works of fiction."

Right. Because Jesus didn't exist. Nor did his disciples.

Weird how atheists have this need to proselytize. It's almost like they have a void to fill, like that friend who quit smoking but still bums off of you

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 11, 2021 08:56 AM (49Exr)

116 Hi, JT!

BTW, it was a bit of a challenge to find an edition of LOTR that was both in stock at Amazon and affordable. There's a boxed set selling for $168 on Amazon, and I'm sure it's beautifully illustrated and has great maps and so on, but I went to a used bookstore and picked up a one-volume copy for $7 instead. It is a gigantic pain to flip back and forth from the text to the maps though.

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 08:57 AM (HabA/)

117 Starting building a little free library yesterday, cut out a few parts, just building it on the fly so not sure how my first attempt will turn out.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 08:58 AM (Cxk7w)

118 The Eromero.Decimal.System

*****

Check Over There in the Oughts - a limerick

The estimable Moron, Eromero
Is an organizational hero
In his filing system
You don't try to list 'em
All books are coded zero-point-zero!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 08:58 AM (Xwt96)

119 60 I'd like to read that book The Terror Factory. Where can I find it besides Amazon? Or is that my only option.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 11, 2021 08:22 AM (nxdel)

ebay is my bookstore of choice. lots of copies of it there with different prices

Posted by: yara at July 11, 2021 08:58 AM (N7mou)

120 96 I started reading Persuader, a Reacher novel, and I did NOT like the way it started out.

The latest one, with the series taken over by Lee Child's brother, was just horrible IMHO. Bunch of Woke nonsense involving N*zis, Russians and election tampering (and he ain't talking the last one) that sounds like it was co-written by Rachel Maddow. Finished it, barely, then tossed it in disgust. Reacher's dead to me now I guess.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at July 11, 2021 08:58 AM (Bmy3R)

121 Starting building a little free library yesterday, cut out a few parts, just building it on the fly so not sure how my first attempt will turn out.
Posted by: Skip

This one was a simple as can be - one sided roof (chicken coop style) and straight lines everywhere. Roughly 2x2 with two shelves inside. The biggest issue was getting HOA approval.

I know, Go figure, right?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:00 AM (mD/uy)

122 The latest one, with the series taken over by Lee Child's brother, was just horrible IMHO. Bunch of Woke nonsense involving N*zis, Russians and election tampering (and he ain't talking the last one) that sounds like it was co-written by Rachel Maddow. Finished it, barely, then tossed it in disgust. Reacher's dead to me now I guess.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

What was the title ?

What's his brother's name ? Special ?

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:01 AM (arJlL)

123 Mornin', all,

I see the Horde spotted Rita Hayworth right away!

I'm finishing up a non-fiction book I actually *bought*, believe it or don't: Them and Us by Danny Vendramini. He proposes a theory he calls "Neanderthal Predation Theory": that the Neanderthals were not to be pitied or mourned, and they didn't look like Fred Flintstone. Instead they looked like LOTR orcs, were nocturnal cannibals who used spears and flint knives -- "wolves with knives" -- and they almost wiped out humanity by hunting, raping, and eating us. Our archaic Homo sapiens ancestors had to learn how to avoid them and then to hunt them down -- history's first genocide.

I dunno if he knows what he is talking about. But the theory makes a great deal of sense, and the book reads extremely well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:02 AM (+nNqu)

124 Starting building a little free library yesterday, cut out a few parts, just building it on the fly so not sure how my first attempt will turn out.
Posted by: Skip

When ya finish it, let me know where it is, please.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (arJlL)

125 Joseph Alberto Guitierrez is a saint. His family, too.



And I love the Friends meme. My inner voices displayed.

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (Ed8Zd)

126 The Leopard by Guiseppe Lampedusa

*****

Obligatory-

Don't Be Silly They Come That Way - a limerick

An old wildlife artist named Shepard
Whose canvas was speckled and peppered
Painted lions and gnus
And zebras in zoos
And just last week he spotted a leopard!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (Xwt96)

127 If I hadn't started reading LOTR yesterday, I'd definitely want to read "The Leopard," based on this thread. I've gotten many good tips from the Book Thread. I will make a note of it and when I have finished reading LOTR, I will look up "The Leopard." If I'm still alive at that point.

Regarding my Bible reading, things sure pick up once you're into Judges and Samuel and Kings, don't they?

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (HabA/)

128 Can't stay around to chat. I just wanted to say that I have just begun reading 1776 by David McCullough. I had never read anything by him before. He has a very engaging writing style. I also picked up his biography of John Adams. I have also been reading a long biography of Washington by David O. Stewart and which is about Washington's political rise. It is an interesting boo

I sense a theme...

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 09:04 AM (Ed8Zd)

129 I sense a theme...
Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 09:04 AM (Ed8Zd)

It's racists all the way down.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 11, 2021 09:05 AM (cknjq)

130 Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (Xwt96)

👏👏

Posted by: runner at July 11, 2021 09:05 AM (V13WU)

131 Received the Burr Shafer cartoon book I ordered, they are a masterpiece of history humor.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:06 AM (Lzpvj)

132 Maybe now I'm in the right place...
BIRM
Pushed the wrong button on the TV remote. Heard 6 words out of Chuck Tudd. Of course, one was "disinformation". Of course.
He's gonna need some kind of corrective surgery.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 09:06 AM (r4sI4)

133 Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 11, 2021 08:34 AM (PiwSw)
--

Thanks for encouraging me to break my minutes-old vow to not buy any more books! Ah, who was I kidding?

Got a John Bellairs compendium.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:06 AM (Dc2NZ)

134 JT it won't be here, that will not fly.
I see one on way to a job I know I will be going to often. Thought of taking a book I like but probably won't ever read again and leaving it.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 09:07 AM (Cxk7w)

135 @95

I think if you buy a phone at a carrier's store, like ATT or Verizon, they come with a lock so you can't switch carriers without a big hassle. If you buy an iphone at iphone store, no lock.

I think

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:08 AM (AwPyG)

136 ah... from ebay i just got asimov's foundation trilogy. which i was reminded of last week. and got sanderson's way of kings as a buy 3 get 1 free offer. so this week is covered. last week i re-read the first 3 of e.c.williams westerly gales series and nathan lowell's by darkness forged.

speaking of nathan lowell, i found his book the wizard's butler charming. like most of his books (which are all (but one) on kindle unlimited) there's almost no violence, but the interactions of people and the situations he puts them in drive the stories.

Posted by: yara at July 11, 2021 09:08 AM (N7mou)

137 and kindles have to originate from your country, if you are not in usa. Otherwise can't download a book

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:08 AM (AwPyG)

138 Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 11, 2021 08:56 AM (49Exr)

I've known atheists who don't feel the need to sneer or mock the beliefs of others and who acknowledge their own cultural debt to Christianity. They are called "adults." This dude is just another run-of-the-mill evangelical atheist without any knowledge of history or his own culture. Undoubtedly has daddy issues.

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 09:09 AM (HabA/)

139 Bourbon Chicken: Thanks for the Time Bandits link. Love the movie, but I love almost all the Terry Gilliam movies.

Posted by: who knew at July 11, 2021 09:09 AM (4I7VG)

140 LOLCat Bible: way worse than the Street Bible.

https://tinyurl.com/39yn3ycr

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 11, 2021 09:10 AM (XGAZE)

141 Regarding my Bible reading, things sure pick up once you're into Judges and Samuel and Kings, don't they?
Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 09:03 AM (HabA/)

Oh Yes! Chronicles and Kings are fast paced and violent and depressing (why won't they listen!??? Why does every good king begat a bad son??!!).
Also a bit confusing to
me with the split between the north and south, the loss of the 10 tribes, the constant attacks and new (and evil) alliances, and the changing country/city names. ( I guess I need a chart of ancient lands and cities with their current names by my side.) But every individual's story from Jezebel to Jonah to the lesser stories of Tobit and a thousand others are great and enlightening and could jusitify an entire book.

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 09:12 AM (Ed8Zd)

142 @122

And even worse, Lee's brother wrote his own books before this, under his real name, Andrew Grant.

Obviously the publisher didn't want to give up the franchise, so they had him take up Lee's books and use "Andrew Childs." In my experience, whenever the heavy hand of a publisher is behind something, it's never going to be good.

PS. Andrew is married to historical writer Tasha Alexander

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:13 AM (AwPyG)

143 I have also been reading a long biography of Washington by David O. Stewart and which is about Washington's political rise. It is an interesting boo

An interesting boo ?

A Halloween story ?

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:13 AM (arJlL)

144 Kind of curious if he found a way to make Numbers interesting.

*****

Numbers: Beget, Begat, Begot...

...and Bob's Yer Uncle!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:14 AM (Xwt96)

145 I finished Robert Kroese's Iron Dragon series -- thumbs up! BTW, Kroese is hosting a convention in September in Michigan. "BasedCon is a gathering for authors and fans of science fiction and fantasy. Whether you've never been to a con before or you're a frequent con-goer who is tired of having social justice propaganda shoved in your face, BasedCon is the place for you!"
http://basedcon.com/

Posted by: DIY Daddio at July 11, 2021 09:14 AM (RJscS)

146 All books are coded zero-point-zero!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 08:58 AM (Xwt96)

Hey thats my GPA

Posted by: Blutarski at July 11, 2021 09:15 AM (yrol0)

147 LOLCat Bible:

An Ceiling Cat sayed, letz us do peeps like uz, becuz we ish teh qte, An let min p0wnz0r becuz tehy has can openers.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:15 AM (Dc2NZ)

148 ...and Bob's Yer Uncle!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:14 AM (Xwt96)

Or your Aunt Sue

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2021 09:15 AM (yrol0)

149 JT it won't be here, that will not fly.
I see one on way to a job I know I will be going to often. Thought of taking a book I like but probably won't ever read again and leaving it.
Posted by: Skip

So, its a "ya can't get there from here ?"

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:16 AM (arJlL)

150 Too late probably for a simple

JT

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:16 AM (QzkSJ)

151 So what is the deal with "free libraries"? I have seen the occasional box that looks like that, figured it was a jumbo realtor info box or something.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (yF4d2)

152
An actor named Burt Lancaster
A Hollywood communist basterd
With acting no goodin'
So terribly wooden
That he'd make a fine stratocaster!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (5NkmN)

153 The Christmas would be bomber, his Muslim 'ally' was anFBI informant who provided the dummy bomb.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (4Wfs5)

154 Hallmark stores have a Children's Bible Stories hardcover book that's pretty good, for about 8-10.

I've tried to find it on-line with no luck, but if you're in a store, see if they have it.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (AwPyG)

155 Who Dis:

I'd give her a penny's worth

Posted by: Abraham "Norfolk Bug"Lincoln at July 11, 2021 09:18 AM (QzkSJ)

156 Too late probably for a simple

JT
Posted by: Norfolk Bug

Its NEVER too late,

Hiya Miklos !

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:18 AM (arJlL)

157 "Oh Yes! Chronicles and Kings are fast paced and violent and depressing (why won't they listen!??? Why does every good king begat a bad son??!!)."

For the same reason we don't listen. Our political scene makes me understand now why the Israelites keep backsliding and only turn to God once things get really bad. When they get comfortable, they forget again.

I've given up on trying to keep the place names straight. A map of ancient Israel and Judea and the surrounding kingdoms would sure come in handy though (this, right after I've complained about all the maps in LOTR!)

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 09:18 AM (HabA/)

158 151 So what is the deal with "free libraries"? I have seen the occasional box that looks like that, figured it was a jumbo realtor info box or something.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (yF4d2)

This is one of the best ideas ever. People build little book hutches and put them on streets and trails and anyone can deposit or take books.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (Dc2NZ)

159 @151

We have three free little libraries within easy walking distance. They've been there for years, and always full of great books. Especially helpful when all librarians thought the dark ages were preferable to catching the flu

Whoever thought it up was a genius.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (AwPyG)

160 Here's something random and dumb for y'all:

So in English, we use a possessive case/construction really for two functions: ownership and association. As in, "My house" may be the building you personally own and hold the title for, or just the building in which you currently reside and are associated with, but that someone else actually owns.

Are there any languages that have two different constructions for those two relations? Maybe Russian? They're bonkers about fine grammatical distinctions... I dunno.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (6FeV1)

161 Jose Alberto apparently has graduated to the next level of "little free library"

The city of Gaston, in Oregon, straddled the county line and so straddled the boundary of two library districts that wouldn't cooperate. So, in order to have a library that both ends of town could visit and check out, the locals decided to start a subscription library. It was in an old store, and was not very pretty to look at, but they had a good selection of books, and dedicated staff.

An old friend used to be a subscribing member at Gaston, she lived in the country and would have had to pay a sizeable fee to the nearest big city library since she was not taxed for it by living in town. Subscribing there was actually cheaper.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (ySM85)

162 Burt Lancaster was excellent in From Here to Eternity.

Also in The Professionals.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (arJlL)

163 Hiya Miklos !
Posted by: JT

That's MISTER Norfolk Bug to you, mister!

Posted by: Norfolk Bug Sr. at July 11, 2021 09:20 AM (QzkSJ)

164 Here I am, just leafing upwards through the thread and trying to stay quiet, and I run across this! I wonder: Are these just general statements expressing a life principal, or did Biden make a move on some unsuspecting woman?
Ah well, such are the mysteries of life. Back to browsing the book thread.

Posted by: Huck Follywood

Check out the ugly pants link. Featuring the ugly stupid mug of the Invalid Invalid. It's enough to turn a 1 into a 0.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:21 AM (yF4d2)

165 I also finished the audiobook of Signature in the Cell by Steven C. Meyer. Starting on his follow-up, Darwin's Doubt.

And I found a book in Peter Grainger's DC Smith series, Time and Tide, that I had unintentionally skipped. It was like visiting old friends.

Posted by: DIY Daddio at July 11, 2021 09:21 AM (RJscS)

166 Old Testament in a nutshell: God lets everyone prosper, the prosperous people forget that God's behind it, God brings the hammer down.

Repeat as necessary.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:21 AM (AwPyG)

167 Numbers: Beget, Begat, Begot...

...and Bob's Yer Uncle!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:14 AM (Xwt96)

And their brother and grampa, too, if they're not careful with all that begetting....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:21 AM (6FeV1)

168 Are there any languages that have two different constructions for those two relations? Maybe Russian? They're bonkers about fine grammatical distinctions... I dunno.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Ya nye dunno neitherski

Posted by: Norfolkov Bugosevich at July 11, 2021 09:22 AM (QzkSJ)

169 Finished Mila 18. I enjoyed it but I think John Hershey's The Wall is a better novel about the Warsaw Ghetto. Of course, it's been 30 years since I've read The Wall so I could be wrong.

Posted by: who knew at July 11, 2021 09:22 AM (4I7VG)

170 166 Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:21 AM (AwPyG)

So I've pushed you near the brink of extinction again, I promise I will never flood you bald apes out in the future.

I will instead burn the skillet clean-have a rainbow.

Love,
OT God

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (Lzpvj)

171 Old Testament in a nutshell: God lets everyone prosper, the prosperous people forget that God's behind it, God brings the hammer down.

Repeat as necessary.
Posted by: artemis

I'll bet you got 'Ds' on your book reports, didn't you?

It was never enough to be accurate and concise for the teacher was it?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (mD/uy)

172 168 Are there any languages that have two different constructions for those two relations? Maybe Russian? They're bonkers about fine grammatical distinctions... I dunno.
Posted by: Warai-otoko

Ya nye dunno neitherski
Posted by: Norfolkov Bugosevich at July 11, 2021 09:22 AM (QzkSJ)

Nichyevo.

Posted by: Warai-otokoski at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (6FeV1)

173 Morning, Horde...Always exciting when I have one of my recommendations appear. I finished Secret Books of Paradys, read Fritz Leiber's The Wanderer and started another series that I will keep secret for now. But trust me, it'll blow your socks off!

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (K5n5d)

174 Looking up Little Free Library there is a App or at least registry of some so has to be a place to sign up if you have one.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (Cxk7w)

175 Although he didn't really strike me as French, he WAS a really good railroad engineer in The Train.
Hi All! Thanks OM!
Reading Stillwell and China, still.

Posted by: goatexchange at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (bDyGY)

176 "Can't stay around to chat. I just wanted to say that I have just begun reading 1776 by David McCullough. I had never read anything by him before. He has a very engaging writing style. "

Listened to the spoken version many years ago. Back in the day when you slid a cd in the slot. LOL. Now it's all Audible. Anyway, cannot recommend "1776" enough. Wonderful book.

Posted by: Tuna at July 11, 2021 09:23 AM (gLRfa)

177 I want these ABC talking heads who are so concerned about Afghanistan to be sent to Helmand Province.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 11, 2021 09:24 AM (4Wfs5)

178 The Leopard, the film, is a great rendition of the novel, starring Burt Lancaster (!), Alain Delon, and Claudia Cardinale. Fantastic cast. Available in Criterion Collection. Read the book AND see the movie.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:24 AM (S1hrL)

179 The Leopard is available at my town library, deadwood version and not Kindle. Picking it up this afternoon. Thanks horde.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 11, 2021 09:24 AM (yQ874)

180 vivi said Who Dis is Lucille Ball.

I tried to congratulate her but Pixy wouldn't let me. Trying again. Great catch, vivi.

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:25 AM (XxJt1)

181 @145

If you are an avid reader, I recommend going to a reader's conference--there are local ones as well as big national ones.

It's so much fun to be amongst your own species.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:25 AM (AwPyG)

182 Chronicles and Kings are fast paced and violent and depressing (why won't they listen!???

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Any similarity to today's leaders is purely coincidental.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:25 AM (d9FiS)

183 The Train is a war favorite, just didn't make my top 10.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 09:25 AM (Cxk7w)

184 Numbers: Beget, Begat, Begot...

...and Bob's Yer Uncle!
Posted by: Muldoon

*glares a bit*

Posted by: Menachim Begin at July 11, 2021 09:26 AM (QzkSJ)

185 I want these ABC talking heads who are so concerned about Afghanistan to be sent to Helmand Province.
Posted by: Anna Puma

To get some mayonnaise ?

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:26 AM (arJlL)

186 Mmmmmm. Claudia Cardinale.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:26 AM (d9FiS)

187 Man, the letter columns of '60s Marvel were so erudite compared with those of the last days of lettercols. What we have lost.
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (Om/di)


Yes and no. I would expect that the Marvel letters were edited or at least selected for quality.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 09:27 AM (ySM85)

188 @171

English teacher always want you to be "lyrical."

What the heck?

And don't get me started on "thematic"

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:27 AM (AwPyG)

189 vivi said Who Dis is Lucille Ball.

I tried to congratulate her but Pixy wouldn't let me. Trying again. Great catch, vivi.
Posted by: creeper

Pixy got some 'splainin to do

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:28 AM (QzkSJ)

190 All war is bad. Surrender to the Byzantine Empire.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 09:28 AM (r4sI4)

191 English teacher always want you to be "lyrical."

What the heck?

And don't get me started on "thematic"
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:27 AM (AwPyG)

"lyrical" and "thematic" is what gets you Dr. Seuss.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:28 AM (6FeV1)

192 Libraries pressured to get "woke." Visit to a town next door library : Flyer at exit reads Town Board of Directors has directed us to "modernize" our offerings. Check off the items on the list you would like to see put in place at the library."

The list included, of course, a cafe with coffee and food and a lot of other nonsense. Not one item had anything to do with BOOKS.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:29 AM (S1hrL)

193 English teacher always want you to be "lyrical."

What the heck?

And don't get me started on "thematic"
Posted by: artemis

Your proposal for the upgrade of our ERM system is lyrical, thematic, and utterly rejected.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:29 AM (QzkSJ)

194 I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:29 AM (Xwt96)

195 71 I am reading "Windswept House" by Malachi Martin. Something tells me that it's not fiction.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 11, 2021 08:28 AM (xopIz)

I'll be reading that after the Finney sequel. Can't wait.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:30 AM (ONvIw)

196 194 I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...
Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 09:29 AM (Xwt96)

It's better than "San Diego Johnson".

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:30 AM (6FeV1)

197 I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...
Posted by: Muldoon

I know, right?

Posted by: Dick Gazinya at July 11, 2021 09:30 AM (mD/uy)

198 Upthread: A very young and gorgeous Claudia Cardinale.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (S1hrL)

199 I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...
Posted by: Muldoon

Moe Howard?

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (QzkSJ)

200 Finished Naomi Wolf's "The End of America" which recounted her grievances with the Bush administration over civil rights abuses. Well-researched with examples from tyrannical regimes. Sounds like a how-to manual for the Biden administration to clamo down on any Americans in opposition.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (HCeRP)

201 vivi said Who Dis is Lucille Ball.

I tried to congratulate her but Pixy wouldn't let me. Trying again. Great catch, vivi.
Posted by: creeper

Lucille????

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (ONvIw)

202 Norfolk HS cheer:
We don't smoke
We don't drink
Naw fuck!
Go team!

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (VAZ0J)

203 I am reading Hamlet. Again.
And very much against my will. The ONT peeps had to listen to my complaints

Posted by: Jmel at July 11, 2021 09:32 AM (nyYI5)

204 Numbers: Beget, Begat, Begot...

...and Bob's Yer Uncle!
Posted by: Muldoon

I remember in a Tree Grows in Brooklyn the scene where Francie gets laughed at by another kid when she says she's going to begat her jumprope.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:32 AM (oEn12)

205 Reader's conferences??

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:32 AM (S1hrL)

206 "Neanderthal Predation Theory": that the Neanderthals were not to be pitied or mourned, and they didn't look like Fred Flintstone. Instead they looked like LOTR orcs, were nocturnal cannibals who used spears and flint knives -- "wolves with knives" -- and they almost wiped out humanity by hunting, raping, and eating us.

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So proto Democrats.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (d9FiS)

207 205 Reader's conferences??
Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:32 AM (S1hrL)

Heh. Yeah. Sure.

Posted by: The SEC, the Big 10, etc. at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (6FeV1)

208 I thought the who dis was Rita Hayworth ?

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (arJlL)

209 @193

I know Norfolk Bug is funning me. The only people who buy into "ERM systems" are folks who think they SHOULD be lyrical and thematic, and have never come within hailing distance of code

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (AwPyG)

210 208 I thought the who dis was Rita Hayworth ?
Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (arJlL)

It is

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

211 I remember in a Tree Grows in Brooklyn the scene where Francie gets laughed at by another kid when she says she's going to begat her jumprope.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt

Bullshit.

No one has read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in 72 years.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM (QzkSJ)

212 "Lucille????

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (ONvIw)"**** Yup. She started out as a showgirl.

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM (XxJt1)

213 Trump on Maria Bartiromo's show now:

"Who shot Ashli Babbit? People want to know. Why are they holding information back?"

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (/WuLI)

214 192 Libraries pressured to get "woke."

==

I know a kid's librarian who will rant privately about the Lbrarian Association(?) pressuring them to turn into de facto social workers.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (oEn12)

215 The only people who buy into "ERM systems" are folks who think they SHOULD be lyrical and thematic, and have never come within hailing distance of code
Posted by: artemis

So.

We know what you are, it is now only a question of price.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (QzkSJ)

216 Not a fan of Naomi Wolf, but if politics is your passion, read James' Burnham's The Managerial Revolution.

It explains a lot about how we got to where we are today. Burnham's bio is also a good read to find out how the communist movement grew in this country.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (S1hrL)

217 Ok, I'm off to the Supe.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (arJlL)

218 206 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:33 AM (d9FiS)

So?

They came first so goes the modern pap, and thus they were to be venerated, respected, and allowed dominion over the younger cro-magnon nation.

Join me in supporting reparations for neanderthals....

he came first so you have to pay.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (Lzpvj)

219 On a cheerier note, the idiot who put out the sign "A CRT reader lives here" has taken the bullshit down. It's obviously tiresome even by Princeton's stupid and insipid standards

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (ONvIw)

220 151 So what is the deal with "free libraries"? I have seen the occasional box that looks like that, figured it was a jumbo realtor info box or something.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:17 AM (yF4d2)

In my rural area, churches have put up little libraries in front of the church. Literacy and religion all in one stop.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (e2tcr)

221 "Lucille????

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (ONvIw)"**** Yup. She started out as a showgirl.
Posted by: creeper

*BIG BLUES GLARE*

Posted by: B.B. King at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (QzkSJ)

222 This map clearly shows why Commielala went to El Paso and not to the border crisis areas.

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Fox News
@FoxNews
VP Harris talks about multiple assignments from Biden: 'Maybe I don't say 'no' enough'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (d9FiS)

223 @207

Well; it is the book industry, so unless you go to Basedcon, referenced above, you're probably going to get a lot of leftists. Eat the fish, spit out the bones.

There's a national conference in New Orleans next month for Mystery and Suspense--Michael Connelly, CJ Box, and other notables. Lots of fun to listen to these authors and see what they're like.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (AwPyG)

224 Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM (XxJt1)

It's still Rita Hayworth

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (ONvIw)

225 [Don't give me that look, I'm at my own undisclosed location]

>>> 29 Read Any Weir's latest, "Project Hail Mary", in which our planet is facing an extinction-level event that may plunge the Earth into a permanent ice age. Our hero Ryland Grace awakens in a spacecraft millions of miles from home suffering from amnesia. His crewmates are dead and he's hurtling into the unknown. We learn the from flashbacks that he is part of a world-wide mission to build a ship to go to the Tau Ceti system to find a way to stop the phenomenon causing the solar dimming.
.....
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 08:10 AM (Dc2NZ)

Tell Billy Gates to stop spewing crap into the atmosphere?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (FH842)

226 he came first so you have to pay.
Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (Lzpvj)

Ready, everyone? Ok, here goes...

3... 2... 1.... *draws in breath*

TWENTY DOLLARS! SAME AS IN TOWN!

*exhales*

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (6FeV1)

227 Instead they looked like LOTR orcs, were nocturnal cannibals who used spears and flint knives -- "wolves with knives" -- and they almost wiped out humanity by hunting, raping, and eating us. Our archaic Homo sapiens ancestors had to learn how to avoid them and then to hunt them down -- history's first genocide.
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They sound more like Morlocks from "The Time Machine".

Posted by: zmdavid at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (xqRaG)

228 "I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...
Posted by: Muldoon "

Wasn't Howard the family name of the old Dukes of Norfolk ?

Posted by: Tuna at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (gLRfa)

229 Here's another pic of Lucille in the same vein (I hope...you never know). She wasn't always a ditzy redhead.

https://tinyurl.com/353ca4d4

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:38 AM (XxJt1)

230 In a lot of cities, libraries aren't allowed to kick out "urban campers", not even if they're jerking off to porn in the children's section, with needles hanging out of their arms.

And there are a lot of "woke" librarians who are 100% okay with this.

Then they wonder why normal people don't use the library any more.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 11, 2021 09:38 AM (XGAZE)

231 I loved "Project Hail Mary." The author is basically rewriting The Martian in deep space. But this veers into speculative fiction far more than his earlier works and you can tell the author is enjoying breaking free of hard SF. It's a very quick read, and there is an amazing friendship that develops halfway through the book. Thumbs up if you don't mind retreading some of The Martian's themes.

Posted by: Max Power at July 11, 2021 09:39 AM (QCc6B)

232 VP Harris talks about multiple assignments from Biden: 'Maybe I don't say 'no' enough'
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks

Hell, she NEVER said no

Posted by: Downtown Willie Brown at July 11, 2021 09:39 AM (QzkSJ)

233 Stupid black people not smart enough to let white people tell them what to think.

Lee Fang
@lhfang
Surreal moment in Oakland. About 200 mostly black families rally with police to call for an end to the epidemic of gun violence. Mothers at the stage mourning recently murdered children. In the back, less than a dozen mostly white antifa protesters assembled to jeer them.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:39 AM (d9FiS)

234 "It's still Rita Hayworth

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (ONvIw)"Huh? *opens DuckDuck*

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:39 AM (XxJt1)

235 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

Hung over and regretful is no way to start the day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (2JVJo)

236 @215

I'll take your ERM system, and raise you "stakeholder awareness as a paradigm"

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (AwPyG)

237 180 vivi said Who Dis is Lucille Ball.

I tried to congratulate her but Pixy wouldn't let me. Trying again. Great catch, vivi.

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:25 AM (XxJt1)


Only it's not LB. Sorry.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (xYpQ9)

238 Instead they looked like LOTR orcs, were nocturnal cannibals who used spears and flint knives

***

Technically, if Neanderthals were a separate species (I think it's a debated issue), then it wouldnt be cannibalism

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (oEn12)

239 Posted this on the last thread but it was dead Jim....

@julie_kelly2

Update on man with legos. "In original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a 'fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.' That statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search."

https://tinyurl.com/yztr4a8s

Pic at link

Posted by: Tami at July 11, 2021 09:41 AM (cF8AT)

240 I'll take your ERM system, and raise you "stakeholder awareness as a paradigm"
Posted by: artemis

Have your paradigm people call my synergy people

Posted by: Norfolk Bug, MBA at July 11, 2021 09:41 AM (QzkSJ)

241 226 Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:37 AM (6FeV1)

Grok happy no matter where he are!

//Grok-Perfesser Emerits Grokology

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:42 AM (Lzpvj)

242 *closes DuckDuck page with pic of Rita Hayworth reading*

*blushes*

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:42 AM (XxJt1)

243 I'm terrible at faces but I'm gonna wild guess Ingrid Bergman

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:43 AM (oEn12)

244 238 Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (oEn12)

They cannot both be a separate species and "too present in white DNA"....

You know "$CIENCE!" sure has a hard to follow narrative on things.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:43 AM (Lzpvj)

245 Hung over and regretful is no way to start the day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (2JVJo)
--

Then don't feel sorry!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:43 AM (Dc2NZ)

246 They cannot both be a separate species and "too present in white DNA"....

You know "$CIENCE!" sure has a hard to follow narrative on things.
Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:43 AM (Lzpvj)

Well that one's easy.

Whites aren't actually human.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (6FeV1)

247 I know a kid's librarian who will rant privately about the Lbrarian Association(?) pressuring them to turn into de facto social workers.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:35 AM (oEn12)


The national librarians association (I forget the exact acronym) is the wokest of the woke wokester groups. Go to one of their meetings and the woke smug is so cloying, you'll choke on it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (xYpQ9)

248 239 Posted by: Tami at July 11, 2021 09:41 AM (cF8AT)

That makes the hysteria even more charming.

As I said when the story broke, the indictments are exercises like most FIB 302s in creative writing.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (Lzpvj)

249 Fully constructed or still in the box Lego set. Does it matter? The insanity boggles the mind, more than assembling a Lego set of the capitol building ever would.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (S1hrL)

250 Wasn't Howard the family name of the old Dukes of Norfolk ?
Posted by: Tuna

A family of respected physicians.

https://tinyurl.com/3hbdmx2y

Posted by: Dr. Howard-Fine Norfolk Bug, for all Modalities at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (QzkSJ)

251 246 Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (6FeV1)

Indeed, we were crafted by some renegade alien scientist according to noted racial egalitarian Louis Fairy Can

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (Lzpvj)

252 It's still Rita Hayworth
Posted by: CN

I coulda swore it was Gilda.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (mD/uy)

253 The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search.

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Just when I thought it couldn't get any stupider.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (d9FiS)

254 HAs anyone read any of AEW Mason's books? Apparently he wrote any number of mysteries with the "first major police detective on the 20th century". I might try a freebie from kindle.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (ONvIw)

255 MP4, when you consider some of the alternatives, hung over and regretful aren't too terribly bad. At least you're here.

Posted by: creeper at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (XxJt1)

256 247 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 09:44 AM (xYpQ9)

Quite, they make San Fran look like Mayberry.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (Lzpvj)

257 Ziba: I saw the same crap when I got a survey about our town's new library. I said no to everything and told them they should just redo it with more books and more bookshelves.

Posted by: who knew at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (4I7VG)

258
I coulda swore it was Gilda.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:45 AM (mD/uy)

But the blame on Mame, boys

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (ONvIw)

259 The national librarians association (I forget the exact acronym) is the wokest of the woke wokester groups. Go to one of their meetings and the woke smug is so cloying, you'll choke on it.

Posted by: OregonMuse

Something like North AMerican Bookish Librarians Association?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (yF4d2)

260 @213

It's really interesting--a lot of the usual people on Gab think that there was no "Ashli Babbitt," she was just a made-up pretty white girl because the dems felt it would make everyone outraged against the "insurrectionists" who "stormed the capitol" . A False flag, so to speak. If you can find it, see the phone videos--it looks mighty staged. (and the dems don't want to release the official surveillance tape)

You have to admit that everything about that incident--6 months ago--is shrouded in secrecy, for some reason

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (AwPyG)

261 "Norfolk Howard" is not as odd sounding to our ears as some of tge names used by Conan Doyle in his Holmes stories. Cf. "Jephro Rucastle".

And yes, the Howards were Dukes of Norfolk. Except they were mostly named Thomas.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 09:47 AM (TsmT1)

262 To her credit, IMHO , Naomi Wolf came out on Tucker's show against the abuses of the Biden administration. Rare to see intellectual honesty from someone on the Left. And she is paying the now, usual price for it

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 09:47 AM (HCeRP)

263 For some reason the children's librarian at the library is of Middle East descent. As a result during holidays there is always a table display of books to teach the ignorant about Muslim holidays.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:47 AM (S1hrL)

264 Fully constructed or still in the box Lego set. Does it matter? The insanity boggles the mind, more than assembling a Lego set of the capitol building ever would.
Posted by: Ziba

Soon as I remember which toilet I left my Official Weapon in, Ima look into this.

Posted by: Lt. Michael L. Byrd at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (QzkSJ)

265 Tami - future crimes have to be prevented as well, many a Zek had that charge and a 20 year to go with it.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (Cxk7w)

266 Remember the Mame!

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (AwPyG)

267 I'm reading How to Win an Argument, which is a compilation of the works of Roman philosopher Cicero.
No, you're not!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (UHVv4)

268 No one has read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in 72 years.
Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM (QzkSJ)



It's one of my childhood favorite books, as I also grew up poor, no dad, and a hopeless bookeorm

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (oEn12)

269 Hung over and regretful is no way to start the day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 09:40 AM (2JVJo)
--

Then don't feel sorry!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:43 AM (Dc2NZ)


Not "sorry" so much as hoping I didn't make too much of a fool out of myself yesterday.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (2JVJo)

270 @264

If anyone follows Superstonk, they've had a field day with lego memes, over the weekend. Very funny.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:49 AM (AwPyG)

271 Some people here wake up EARLY

Posted by: Sir Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:49 AM (QzkSJ)

272 I coulda swore it was Gilda.

Hayworth once said, regarding her less than happy love life, "men go to bed with Gilda, but they wake up with me."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 09:49 AM (2JVJo)

273 I would advise every person arrested for January 6 to read Gulag Archipelago, they have the time and aren't going anywhere.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 09:49 AM (Cxk7w)

274 Not "sorry" so much as hoping I didn't make too much of a fool out of myself yesterday.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

How would we even know? You're among fellow fools here!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (mD/uy)

275 As a result during holidays there is always a table display of books to teach the ignorant about Muslim holidays.
Posted by: Ziba

Ask where the books on Baha'i holidays are (and bebprepared to run)

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (oEn12)

276 Hung over and regretful is no way to start the day.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Which day?

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (QzkSJ)

277 273: Garland is a first class bastard

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

278 'm finishing up a non-fiction book I actually *bought*, believe it or don't: Them and Us
by Danny Vendramini. He proposes a theory he calls "Neanderthal
Predation Theory": that the Neanderthals [ . . . ] looked
like LOTR orcs, were nocturnal cannibals who used spears and flint
knives -- "wolves with knives" -- and they almost wiped out humanity by
hunting, raping, and eating us.


I would expect more cannibalized human remains like we find campsite middens with animal bones. There are a few sites in Southern Spain where there are signs of Neanderthaller cannibalism, but on other Neanderthal; it seems rare.

Chrichton wrote a similar book Eaters of the Dead, but it was a monster book

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (ySM85)

279 Captain, it seems the Romulans now possess LEGO technology.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 09:50 AM (r4sI4)

280
boy o boy watching older movies where the FBI and CIA are the good guys are really weird now

after all the FBI and CIA have done to entrench the deep state since 2016/2016 and mebe even before if you count wmd in the Iraq

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 11, 2021 09:51 AM (bTQ72)

281 Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2021 08:09 AM (45fpk)

I agree. It seems like a good intro to the Bible, especially for kids, or a cute addition for those already familiar. Then again, I used to read my kids stories from a rhyming illustrated Bible so the Street Bible is a definite step up from that.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 11, 2021 09:51 AM (1lKRm)

282 Bo and Luke are the Dukes of Hazzard. And then there's Daisy . . .

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 09:52 AM (d9FiS)

283 Not "sorry" so much as hoping I didn't make too much of a fool out of myself yesterday.
---

At the HQ, it's graded on a steep curve.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:53 AM (Dc2NZ)

284 I'll pass on reading the Gulag Archipelago since we'll soon be living it and I can use my time reading other depressing books.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:53 AM (S1hrL)

285 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:02 AM (+nNqu)

Wow. That's an interesting hypothesis.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 11, 2021 09:53 AM (qrPaQ)

286 @259

Good and bad librarians--I suppose it depends on the nature of the local city council.

There are the ones who are very responsive to the readers, and who see opportunities for community classes, etc, and then there are the ones who think the homeless should be allowed to come in and watch porn all day.

I've run into both

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:53 AM (AwPyG)

287 Posted this on the last thread but it was dead Jim....

@julie_kelly2

Update on man with legos. "In original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a 'fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.' That statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search."

https://tinyurl.com/yztr4a8s

Pic at link
Posted by: Tami at July 11, 2021 09:41 AM (cF8AT)


Fiction writers.

Posted by: runner at July 11, 2021 09:53 AM (V13WU)

288 HAs anyone read any of AEW Mason's books? Apparently he wrote any number of mysteries with the "first major police detective on the 20th century". I might try a freebie from kindle.
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021


***
Yes, both At the Villa Rose and The House of the Arrow. John Dickson Carr thought pretty highly of both, and named one to his list of Ten Best Detective Novels" back in 1945 or so. They are both pre- or circa WWI, so a little old-fashioned, but the classical mystery can seem that way now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:54 AM (+nNqu)

289 grammie winger,

I broke down and bought the biggest tablet apple makes. It cost over $1000, but I use the kindle app and I can pretty much see a page at a time.

Amazon needs to make a big kindle. I have a paper white that I can't use because it is so small.

Also, and not related, I need to get a different nic.

Posted by: Heartattack at July 11, 2021 09:54 AM (xOQV7)

290 Vlad called, sed "The CIA and FBI ARE the good guys, whattsamatta you?"

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 09:55 AM (r4sI4)

291 280: there are some great film noir movies featuring the FBI that are great. Can't recall the titles unfortunately. The House on 93rd Street is one, I think.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 09:55 AM (S1hrL)

292 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:02 AM (+nNqu)

Wow. That's an interesting hypothesis.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 11, 2021


***
Neanderthal predation certainly explains a hell of a lot about how we made the leap to become fully modern humans: We had to.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:55 AM (+nNqu)

293 What IS that joke with the "$20" punchline?

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 09:55 AM (Om/di)

294 Julie Kelly should do forensic assessment of her laptop/computers and phone(s)....done by a pro of course.

Posted by: runner at July 11, 2021 09:55 AM (V13WU)

295 And yes, the Howards were Dukes of Norfolk. Except they were mostly named Thomas.
Unless they think that somewhere along your pedigree, a bitch got over the wall!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 09:56 AM (UHVv4)

296 "Lucille????
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:31 AM (ONvIw)"**** Yup. She started out as a showgirl.
Posted by: creeper
*BIG BLUES GLARE*
Posted by: B.B. King at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (QzkSJ)

She was in an episode with The Three Stooges as a ravishing blonde.

Screen door and all that....

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 09:56 AM (R/m4+)

297 Our libraries are, thank God, hobo-free. The "new books" showcased on the website are very Diverse and Inclusive, but I will say that there isn't a conservative book that isn't available on the shelves.

I love our library.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 09:56 AM (Dc2NZ)

298 Yes, both At the Villa Rose and The House of the Arrow. John Dickson Carr thought pretty highly of both, and named one to his list of Ten Best Detective Novels" back in 1945 or so. They are both pre- or circa WWI, so a little old-fashioned, but the classical mystery can seem that way now.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:54 AM (+nNqu)

Sounds like a freebie is in order! Thanks

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:56 AM (ONvIw)

299 What IS that joke with the "$20" punchline?
Posted by: Weak Geek

Same as in the nearest large village and designated distribution point.

Posted by: Comrade Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:57 AM (QzkSJ)

300 Finally a week with some book gainzz. That is, I "gained" some books, not that I read any. Since we moved last month, I've driven by a little strip shopping center with a banner out front reading "Rare Books" and every time said "I want to stop in there some time." Yesterday was some time so I did. It was a nice little shop but more like "Used Books" than Rare; I don't think I saw anything particularly old. I picked up a copy of "1776" mentioned above plus a couple of Civil War books. One, titled something like "The Confederate Reader" is a collection of contemporary war reporting from southern newspapers and journals.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 11, 2021 09:57 AM (nfrXX)

301 Are there any languages that have two different
constructions for those two relations? Maybe Russian? They're bonkers
about fine grammatical distinctions... I dunno.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2021 09:19 AM (6FeV1)


I doubt it, ownership and possession seem to be interlocked concepts.
It might be in a language with varying shades of "possession" but my gut tells me that would be handled through varying shades of nouns.

(Varying shades of nouns was a very unsuccessful B side for Procol Harum, by the way)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 09:57 AM (ySM85)

302 @julie_kelly2

Update on man with legos. "In original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a 'fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.' That statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search."
https://tinyurl.com/yztr4a8s
Pic at link
Posted by: Tami

I did not know there were assault legos (ALs), let alone 80% AL lowers.

How the fuck can these Cleveland Office ham and egger douchebags look at themselves in the mirror each day and pretend they're for truth, justice, and the American way? Fucking totalitarian commies every last complicit one.

Time for a cleansing fire of the structural corruption.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:58 AM (yF4d2)

303 CPAC in Dallas, Live Trump will speak

https://youtu.be/ZU7ffEARO-E

The panel is talking about election reform.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 09:59 AM (ybIRR)

304 If Trump's aim is to reveal that the Capitol Police conspired with the dems and Media to create a false flag "murder", for the express purpose of having an excuse to take away our First Amendment rights, that's pretty bad.

A lot of buzz that this is, in fact, the case.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:59 AM (AwPyG)

305 From the Annals of Wokeness comes a story in our Sunday paper explains that the Entomological Society of America is searching for a new name for the Gypsy Moth. Gypsy is a racial slur don't you know. The society is also taking a hard look at 2000 other common insect names in an effort to remove all that are derogatory.

Posted by: Tuna at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (gLRfa)

306 OM, a library in a Milwaukee suburb had the dubious distinction of making national news (well, a story in USA Today, anyway) when the head librarian announced that there would be no more Christmas decorations or Christmas celebrations so as not to offend the non-Christians. The suburb in question is overwhelmingly Christian and no non-Christians had complained. Some of the older librarians and aides who had always loved putting up the decorations and holding Christmas events at the library contacted the media and the story made it into the local news and then into USA Today. The response from the public was overwhelming negative. The Library Board's response to all the criticism? They praised the head librarian for her "courage" and wokeness and ignored what their dumb unwoke patrons - you know, the taxpayers who actually fund the place - had to say. I know one of the older aides who retired after the Board's decision to praise and reward the Grinch who stole Christmas. She told me the Woke One is a complete bitch who has been making the lives of the staff miserable ever since her arrival and the Christmas business was the last straw.

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (HabA/)

307
The panel is talking about election reform.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 09:59 AM (ybIR

The panel is merely bloviating, if election fraud goes unpunished.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (ONvIw)

308 How the fuck can these Cleveland Office ham and egger douchebags look at themselves in the mirror each day and pretend they're for truth, justice, and the American way? Fucking totalitarian commies every last complicit one. Time for a cleansing fire of the structural corruption.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:58 AM (yF4d2)

Concur. The FBI are all scumbags from top to bottom.

Abolish them.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (R/m4+)

309 The panel is talking about election reform.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

What is all this talk about erection reform?



What? Oh, that's different.
Nevermind.

Posted by: Zombie Emily Latella at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (mD/uy)

310 I Actually read one (1) entire book this week.

"Japanese Destroyer Captain" by Tameichi Hara.

It was cited and quoted in so many other books that I wanted to read the original.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (QzkSJ)

311 Time to go read something else. Have a great day everyone.

Posted by: Ziba at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (S1hrL)

312 She was in an episode with The Three Stooges as a ravishing blonde.

Screen door and all that....
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 09:56 AM (R/m4+)

https://tinyurl.com/w53s8vau

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 10:01 AM (2JVJo)

313 Some people here wake up EARLY
Posted by: Sir Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:49 AM (QzkSJ)


Time Zones: How Do They Work?

Posted by: Reuben Hick at July 11, 2021 10:01 AM (+LCoQ)

314 On a cheerier note, the idiot who put out the sign
"A CRT reader lives here" has taken the bullshit down. It's obviously
tiresome even by Princeton's stupid and insipid standards
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 09:36 AM (ONvIw)


Like a Kindle based around a Cathode Ray Tube. Imagine the batteries and the carrying straps!!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 10:01 AM (ySM85)

315 Btw reading a collection of short stories set in Larry Correa's Monster Hunter Universe titled Monster Hunter Files

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:02 AM (oEn12)

316 I'm reading "Wolf Hall" by Hilary Mantel, a novel with a very different take on Thomas Cromwell, Nenry VIII's Master Secretary (among other things). And, yes, the Duke of Norfolk figures in it, as well as a Thomas More who is not as saintly as all that. Great stuff, period detail, wonderful language. The BBC series based on it is also quite excellent.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 10:03 AM (TsmT1)

317 Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 08:25 AM (Om/di)

In a similar vein, I've been noticing recently all the Biblical allusions in the 100 year old mysteries I've been reading. I was also struck by how often Churchill and Roosevelt quoted the Bible in their letters to each other. It just flowed naturally from educated people.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 11, 2021 10:03 AM (1lKRm)

318 Time Zones: How Do They Work?
Posted by: Reuben Hick

Real Time

https://csopak.hu/hu/content/strand-webkamera

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:04 AM (QzkSJ)

319 Did someone whisper to the Capitol Police Management: "We need an Event" (w/ IRL air quotes)?

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:04 AM (r4sI4)

320 @308

apparently tucker had a segment the other night where he read from some twitter person's thread about why no one believes anything any of our major institutions tells them anymore, and it was dead-on.

the poster was @martyrmade, on twitter, and you can search for it without signing up.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:05 AM (AwPyG)

321 President Trump at the fights last night. 80-million votes, folks.
https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/
1414068403577491463

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 10:05 AM (UHVv4)

322 @317

the quotable Bible! A lot of quotes attributed to Shakespeare are actually Shakespeare quoting the Bible. Back in a time where everyone was on the same page, so to speak.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (AwPyG)

323 Like a Kindle based around a Cathode Ray Tube. Imagine the batteries and the carrying straps!!
Posted by: Kindltot

I had one of those early weight-of-a car-battery 600 phones

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (QzkSJ)

324 It just flowed naturally from educated people.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 11, 2021 10:03 AM (1lKRm)

We have fallen far

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (oEn12)

325 the poster was @martyrmade, on twitter, and you can search for it without signing up.
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:05 AM (AwPyG)
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Ace quoted this extensively just the other day.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 10:07 AM (TsmT1)

326
We have fallen far
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (oEn12)

And we haven't hit the pavement yet

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:07 AM (ONvIw)

327 Yes, both At the Villa Rose and The House of the Arrow. John Dickson Carr thought pretty highly of both, and named one to his list of Ten Best Detective Novels" back in 1945 or so. They are both pre- or circa WWI, so a little old-fashioned, but the classical mystery can seem that way now.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 09:54 AM (+nNqu)

Sounds like a freebie is in order! Thanks
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021


***
Look also for Trent's Last Case by EC Bentley. It definitely was pre-WWI, but it has some lively humor in the dialog, and good deductive work by detective Trent that pre-figured the kind of thing done by Ellery Queen.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 11, 2021 10:07 AM (+nNqu)

328 We have fallen far
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabb

But wait!

There's more!

Posted by: Norfolk Bug from Ronco and/or Ginsu at July 11, 2021 10:08 AM (QzkSJ)

329 @321

There was a hilarious segment on the news with a newscaster "worried" that Trump would be greeted with jeers at the fight.

also "worried" that he'd be sitting exposed, at ringside.

Because every MMA fan hates Trump.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:08 AM (AwPyG)

330 No one has read A Tree Grows in Brooklyn in 72 years.
Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 09:34 AM


I am aware of the existence of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" only because it is featured in a Bugs Bunny cartoon.

Posted by: Chuck C at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (EughT)

331 #320 Or you can read Ace's reproduction of it with his own commentary still on the homepage right now, artemis!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (UHVv4)

332 Something like North AMerican Bookish Librarians Association?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 09:46 AM (yF4d2)


I think it could be NASDMALW: National Association of Depressed, Middle-Aged Liberal Women

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (xYpQ9)

333 the quotable Bible! A lot of quotes attributed to Shakespeare are actually Shakespeare quoting the Bible. Back in a time where everyone was on the same page, so to speak.
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (AwPyG)
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When Hamlet sarcastically calls Polonius "Jephthah", how many people today understand the reference?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (TsmT1)

334 She told me the Woke One is a complete bitch who has been making the lives of the staff miserable ever since her arrival and the Christmas business was the last straw.
Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 10:00 AM (HabA/)

The other employees should conspire to make her life so miserable that she quits.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (4r6cB)

335 @325

Sorry! missed it. I'm glad it's getting a lot of play.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (AwPyG)

336 "I've known atheists who don't feel the need to sneer or mock the beliefs of others and who acknowledge their own cultural debt to Christianity."

Yah I think the other type of atheist is just anti-God. Because if you really don't believe in something, why spend time and energy trying to disprove it? (unless maybe you are trying to convince yourself?). For example, I think the Flat Earth people are loons. But I feel no need to troll them in public or "turn" them.

Bedsides, the rationalists need to get their own house in order. Their "science" is has been reduced to a Computer Model Delphi of Climate Doom, men having babies, and the CDC lying about Ebola and politicizing COVID. ...and then there is Pluto Science has abandoned the Scientific Method and is surrendering to the Woke Crusade. Atheists would do better to fight against THAT than mock Religion.

It's been said Soviets were LESS susceptible to propaganda from being exposed to Pravda, whereas Americans delude themselves (Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect) by assuming they are immune. Similar to how the best target for a con is someone who thinks they are too smart to be conned.

Shorter: shut up and experiment!

Posted by: Hoyt's Paid Turkish Provocateur at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (49Exr)

337 We have fallen far
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:06 AM (oEn12)

And we haven't hit the pavement yet
Posted by: CN

We're Wiley Coyote half way down with that WTF look on his face.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 10:09 AM (d9FiS)

338 All the Twitter trolls last night were predicting a huge booing for twice-impeached 'president' too, artemis. Ha, ha. Douchebags.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 10:11 AM (UHVv4)

339 306 OM, a library in a Milwaukee suburb had the dubious distinction of making national news (well, a story in USA Today, anyway) when the head librarian announced that there would be no more Christmas decorations or Christmas celebrations so as not to offend the non-Christians...

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and imp


Thanks, Donna. And now I know... the rest. Of the story.

(no, seriously, that backstory is interesting. Never made it into the news coverage, though)

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:11 AM (xYpQ9)

340 If the Bible doesn't make any references to movies then i won't understand.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 11, 2021 10:11 AM (GSBVq)

341 When Hamlet sarcastically calls Polonius "Jephthah", how many people today understand the reference?

-
Patriarch of the Clampett clan?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 11, 2021 10:12 AM (d9FiS)

342 I think it could be NASDMALW: National Association of Depressed, Middle-Aged Liberal Women
Posted by: OregonMuse

Cats 4 Libs
Cats 4 Libs

C-A-T-S

Cats 4 Libs

Donate your cat to-day

Posted by: Norfolk Bug III at July 11, 2021 10:12 AM (QzkSJ)

343 Thanks for passing on the news from Sarah Hoyt, OregonMuse! We writers view the splendiferous Book Thread with reverence and wish for its benevolent gaze on our new babies

Speaking of, I am putting the last edits (spotted by our own Anachronda) in my latest, Sky Tribe, and hope to have that out for an upcoming Book Thread soon!

And then I have to figure out what to write next ...

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 11, 2021 10:12 AM (0CPkz)

344 Federalist has a story about the Left killing opera music. Perhaps the story is that pretentious music for the nobles from 200 years ago and wannabe nobles from today, which is unavailable to the masses outside major metropolitan areas (except in the format of Warner brothers cartoons from 40 years ago), has finally lost it's cache, given that the new generation of America's psuedo-nobility is full on Commie, and has no stomach for the arts if they didn't come from the correct propaganda ministry approval process.

Posted by: Downcast at July 11, 2021 10:13 AM (JjMWb)

345 And, oddly enough, ESPN isn't running the President Trump clip or showing him ringside.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 10:13 AM (UHVv4)

346 NASDMALWWATTTMTAHTGR!

...With A Tiny Tattoo That Makes Them An Honest To Gosh Rebel!

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:13 AM (r4sI4)

347 Well, the day will be over before I know it. I might as well go read something so I don't feel as if I've wasted an entire weekend.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 10:13 AM (2JVJo)

348 Apparently the easiest way to get rid of an annoying, woke boss is to claim they are a "bully"

which, of course, has the benefit of being true.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:15 AM (AwPyG)

349 When Hamlet sarcastically calls Polonius "Jephthah", how many people today understand the reference?
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

Jmel, there's an idea! Use Hamlet to sbeak in the Bible!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:15 AM (oEn12)

350 Federalist has a story about the Left killing opera music.


It ain't over 'till the fat trans-lady sings.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:15 AM (QzkSJ)

351 https://tinyurl.com/w53s8vau

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 10:01 AM (2JVJo)


I think Ms. Ball first attracted attention because she was pretty, not because she was funny. That came later.

I just wonder how many producers she had to allow to take liberties with her in order to get that part.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:16 AM (xYpQ9)

352 Sbeak?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 10:16 AM (TsmT1)

353 339 306 OM, a library in a Milwaukee suburb had the dubious distinction of making national news (well, a story in USA Today, anyway) when the head librarian announced that there would be no more Christmas decorations or Christmas celebrations so as not to offend the non-Christians...

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and imp

I would not blame Christians one little bit if they acted all offended about other religions' celebrations and displays. I'm sick of diversity.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:16 AM (ONvIw)

354 ...the blame on Mame

*******

We want to keep the focus on her, and not let it spill over onto her husband.

So make sure the blame on Mame stays mainly on the dame.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:17 AM (Xwt96)

355 I don't think of opera as hoity-toity. All Italians loved Verdi back in the day, and my dad was an opera fan.

Opera just doesn't reflect the culture any more. Operetta and musicals did, for a while.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 10:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

356 @345

I mentioned this on another thread at the time, but there was a massive anti-lockdown protest in London two weekends ago--huge crowds, hundreds of thousands, with excellent signs (my favorite: "the only thing that's mutating is the lies")

Apparently it was the largest protest in London history.

Not a word about it on any media, not even the London media.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:17 AM (AwPyG)

357 What happened to the Branson's stream? Did they get abducted?

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 10:17 AM (Tnijr)

358 So make sure the blame on Mame stays mainly on the dame.
Posted by: Muldoon

As they explain on the plains of Spain.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:18 AM (QzkSJ)

359
Not a word about it on any media, not even the London media.
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:17 AM (AwPyG)

Well we don't expect media to help that particular contagion spread, do we?

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:18 AM (ONvIw)

360 Oh they're back. Darn

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 10:19 AM (Tnijr)

361 BTW, I recently came across David Wood on YouTube. He has the most jaw-dropping conversion story I've ever heard - from sociopath raised in a West VA trailer park who was convicted of attempted murder to Christian apologist with a MA in theology:

https://tinyurl.com/sbun9cyb

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (HabA/)

362 @342 --

Ohhh, don't tempt me ...

Posted by: Weak Geek, referring to yesterday's Pet Thread at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (Om/di)

363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)

364 A lot of buzz that this is, in fact, the case.
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 09:59 AM (AwPyG)


Federal Bureau of Okhrana

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 10:22 AM (ySM85)

365 363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)

Start? If you have a director of racial justice, you have arrived.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:22 AM (ONvIw)

366 @363

I'd say it's time to start looking for a new church. Racial justice should be already baked in the cake, no need to virtue-signal

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (AwPyG)

367 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)

You don't have a church, you have a singing club.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (ybIRR)

368 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)
--------
Conquest's Second Law.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (TsmT1)

369 363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)


Time to find a new church.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (NVRCI)

370 347 Well, the day will be over before I know it. I might as well go read something so I don't feel as if I've wasted an entire weekend.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2021 10:13 AM (2JVJo)

Thanks again for the Finney recs. Fascinating stuff.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (ONvIw)

371 My church now has a director of racial justice.


If it's racial, it ain't justice.

Posted by: The Right Rev. Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (QzkSJ)

372 Two minutes to launch.

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (Tnijr)

373 363 Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)


The calls are coming from INSIDE THE HOUSE!

Look if you have God large enough in your heart you do not have room nor need for CRT.

Posted by: sven at July 11, 2021 10:23 AM (Lzpvj)

374 >>> 363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)

That they felt a need to create and staff such a bs position demonstrates they are already well down that path.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (FH842)

375 Sadly, opera, ballet and the symphony are becoming victims of the very Visogoths it could save.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (oWBc3)

376 I don't follow space flight much. I see that Unity 22 is about to drop. It appears to be an X-15, but with more passengers and windows and wings. It will apogee at around 300Kft, which is lower than the max apogee 350Kft that X-15 achieved. The mission objective appears to be: joyride.

Virgin launch coverage is difficult to watch, with lots of marketing and UGH Stephen Colbert.

Posted by: gp, Standing Up For What's Too Hard To Reach Whilst Sitting at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (qpX6U)

377 Our church is quite large, so they have a lot of different ministries. Just noticed the change in title today. Ugh.

Largely affluent church that feels like they have something to atone for just because of that fact. I am bummed

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (ljeQQ)

378 Start? If you have a director of racial justice, you have arrived.
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:22 AM (ONvIw)

yup
flee before it's too late

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (oEn12)

379 >>> 378 Start? If you have a director of racial justice, you have arrived.
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:22 AM (ONvIw)

yup
flee before it's too late
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (oEn12)

I re-read Monster Hunter Guardian recently so now I'm hearing a squeaky voice saying "Flee, Cuddle Bunny! FLEE!!"

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 11, 2021 10:26 AM (FH842)

380 yup
flee before it's too late
Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:24 AM (oEn12)

We also just had one of the ministers "retire", and she was replaced by a minister of an underrepresented group (to great fanfare in our press releases). Guessing that Wokeness is undiagnosed and Stage IV

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:27 AM (ljeQQ)

381 363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)


Sounds like your church is already there. It probably has been for some time only now is it starting to be visibly obvious.

I think it's time to start looking for a new church.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:27 AM (xYpQ9)

382
My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am
worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as
universities

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)

From church to cult in 1 easy step.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 10:27 AM (VwHCD)

383 I re-read Monster Hunter Guardian recently so now I'm hearing a squeaky voice saying "Flee, Cuddle Bunny! FLEE!!"
Posted by: Helena Handbasket



I should reread the MHI books

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:28 AM (oEn12)

384 about the London story:

A few days after the protest-that-shall-not-be-recognized, Boris Johnson announced that the mask and social distancing nonsense would end in "two weeks"

Ever since then, the Daily Mail has had wall to wall coverage about how ending the mandates would be suicide.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:28 AM (AwPyG)

385 Wokeness is undiagnosed and Stage IV
Posted by: In Exile

Ivermectin in the baptismal Font

Posted by: The Right Rev. Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:28 AM (QzkSJ)

386 I am reading "Windswept House" by Malachi Martin. Something tells me that it's not fiction.

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at July 11, 2021 08:28 AM (xopIz)


There's a list of who's who - fictional names tied to actual people, which includes Ted turner, K. Scwhabb of the WTO, and Bertelesmann (all bad/New World Order architects) and a bunch I don't know.

One of the leaders is Bill Morrell (Cyrus Benthoek in the book), who's a bigshot lawyer. I cannot figure out who he is; hubby and I have never heard of him and we've heard of most of the big timers. Any clues?

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (Ed8Zd)

387 Guessing that Wokeness is undiagnosed and Stage IV
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:27 AM (ljeQQ)

I'm serious about fleeing - it is a corruption and a contagion

Posted by: vmom stabby stabbyt stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (oEn12)

388 363 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)


By the way, is "director of racial justice" a paid position? Because that's what the woke mob likes to do: infiltrate any organization, spread the gospel of woke, and collect rent while doing so.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (xYpQ9)

389 They don't understand white math.

So 2+2 = 5. For just this time and just for you. You are paying extra for your smack.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (GSBVq)

390 Apogee 282k feet

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (Tnijr)

391 "In original detention memoranda, the undersigned stated that law enforcement found a 'fully constructed U.S. Capitol Lego set.' That statement appears to be inaccurate. The Lego set was in a box and not fully constructed at the time of the search."
Posted by: Tami

OMG. The memes. They're ALL true. lol

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (KnJdm)

392 The wine at Woke Church is actually grape Flavor-Aid.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (NVRCI)

393 By the way, is "director of racial justice" a paid position? Because that's what the woke mob likes to do: infiltrate any organization, spread the gospel of woke, and collect rent while doing so.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (xYpQ9)

Director of Outreach or some such thing, but just had a title change.

Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (ljeQQ)

394 @381

It's all very ironic, because many Catholic priests and nuns are coming from Africa, and most of them are very, very conservative.

so maybe there will be a reverso thing, where the Council of Bishops will claim we need more white clergy

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (AwPyG)

395 Bedsides, the rationalists need to get their own house in order. Their "science" is has been reduced to a Computer Model Delphi of Climate Doom, men having babies, and the CDC lying about Ebola and politicizing COVID"

One thing I like to mention to the "I love science sexually" crowd is that Dr. Mengele was both a MD and a PhD. He found he was bored by run-of-the-mill doctoring and really wanted to get into research. His PhD was in eugenics, which was a perfectly respectable scientific field in both the US and Europe during the 20's and '30's. And German universities were considered the best in the world.

Mengele didn't wake up every morning thinking "I'm gonna be an evil shit today." He thought of Auschwitz as his own personal lab and believed he was doing beneficial work. He was a product of the science of his day.

So much for "scientists are always right and noble."

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (HabA/)

396 I would love to know how the church's pastor and leadership justify a position directing racial justice as opposed to God's justice and judgement.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at July 11, 2021 10:31 AM (oWBc3)

397 Here's hoping that the anger against the "no Christmas" library carries into elections of whatever affects the governing board.

Put in new directors who will fire the jerk.

Until action accompanies blather, we're just spinning our wheels. Even here.

Posted by: Weak Geek, referring to yesterday's Pet Thread at July 11, 2021 10:31 AM (Om/di)

398 @393

If it's an affluent church, make sure someone is keeping an eye on where the money for the "diversity" outreach is going.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:31 AM (AwPyG)

399 I'm reading How to Win an Argument, which is a compilation of the works of Roman philosopher Cicero.
No, you're not!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 09:48 AM (UHVv4)

Arguing in spare time is Chapter 23.

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:33 AM (KnJdm)

400 >>> 394 @381

It's all very ironic, because many Catholic priests and nuns are coming from Africa, and most of them are very, very conservative.

so maybe there will be a reverso thing, where the Council of Bishops will claim we need more white clergy
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (AwPyG)

I will be curious to see how the presstitues try to sell Klantifa "protests" against African American priests as a Good Thing.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 11, 2021 10:33 AM (FH842)

401 If it's an affluent church, make sure someone is keeping an eye on where the money for the "diversity" outreach is going.
Posted by: artemis

Any "affluent" church is doing it rong

Posted by: The Right Rev. Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:33 AM (QzkSJ)

402 I, too, was skeptical of the alleged abuses of the USA Patriot Act, but Naomi Wolf's 2007 book showed the Acy was not just used against foreign terrorists but against US citizens as well

The 2013 book "The Terror Factory " will make a good follow up to Wolf's book.

Thanks for the tip.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 10:33 AM (HCeRP)

403 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am
worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as
universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)
From church to cult in 1 easy step.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 10:27 AM (VwHCD)

Yup....get out now before they make you move to Guyana. Georgetown is very hot all year long.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 10:34 AM (R/m4+)

404
By the way, is "director of racial justice" a paid position? Because that's what the woke mob likes to do: infiltrate any organization, spread the gospel of woke, and collect rent while doing so.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:29 AM (xYpQ9)

Exactly, as since the Frankensteinian creation of BLM they demanded that they be paid to criticize the rest of humanity. Fuck these people. A gaia loving, Obama worshipping, female assistant rabbi was the end of sanity at my congregation. God became "she" and "mother earth" and everything fell down in a disgusting heap. Naturally, CRT, and "we are not white, no really" came next.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:34 AM (ONvIw)

405 Time to find a new church, the Marxist rot has reached too deep. A public letter as you walk would be nice.

Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 10:34 AM (Xih1H)

406 Arguments: Buy low, sell high.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:35 AM (r4sI4)

407 @401

Nothin' wrong with an affluent church in an affluent area, as long as it's doing good works.

The local catholic church has a huge annual fundraising goal, because they help support the churches in the poorer areas of the Diocese.

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (AwPyG)

408 Thanks for the mention!

Posted by: John Taloni at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (/Nhc5)

409 Yup....get out now before they make you move to Guyana. Georgetown is very hot all year long.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 10:34 AM (R/m4+)

But I hear the Kool-Aid is refreshing!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (jvt6t)

410 Anybody got a few nails?

Posted by: The Right Rev. Martin-Luther Norfolk-Bug at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (QzkSJ)

411 Jean that was going to be my advise as well.

Bye bye Marxists, hope your religion doesn't kill you, at least first.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (Cxk7w)

412 What IS that joke with the "$20" punchline?

*****

On the off chance you are seriously asking:

A young, newly frocked priest ventured out of the abbey into the nearby town. A streetwalker approached him and said, "Hey mister, I'll give you a blowjob for $20." Flustered and unsure what she meant, he demurred and hurried back to the abbey. Embarrassed, but determined to educate himself, he went to see the Mother Superior. In hushed tones he asked her, "Mother, what is a blowjob?" She winked and said, "20 bucks, same as in town."

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (Xwt96)

413 I saw the Ministers Of Racial Justice open for The Who in The Garden in '86. They weren't bad.

Posted by: We don't smoke, we don't drink, Norfolk! at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (jYQlA)

414 Came late so this may already have been said: but "Other Rhodes" is very enjoyable, a sci-fi spin on the Nero Wolfe series by Rex Stout. If you like Nero Wolfe then give this a try. It's fun picking up all the references.

I found the denouement a little confusing, with multiple characters added near the end; but nevertheless it's worth a read. Available on Kindle Unlimited.

Posted by: Dr Alice at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (JOMsB)

415 Any "affluent" church is doing it rong
Posted by: The Right Rev. Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:33 AM (QzkSJ)

you some kind of *sneer* Franciscan?

Posted by: Pope John XXII at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (oEn12)

416 Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (Xwt96)

I get it!!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (jvt6t)

417 so maybe there will be a reverso thing, where the Council of Bishops will claim we need more white clergy
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (AwPyG)

In the 19th century, Western missionaries went to Africa and Asia to convert the natives. Now the Africans and Asians are trying to reconvert the Americans and Europeans. The African and Vietnamese priests I have known are very decidedly not "woke."

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (HabA/)

418 Apogee 282k feet? That's 53.4 miles, enough (over 50 miles) to earn astronaut status.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (HCeRP)

419 It's not a book, but the History Underground guy got to ride in a Sherman tank in Gettysburg. It's part of their new WWII museum there.

https://youtu.be/vWE0eHbXThI

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at July 11, 2021 10:38 AM (YynYJ)

420 I never knew Muldoon had been a priest.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:39 AM (QzkSJ)

421 Hopin rich boy rocket woulda splodey.

Posted by: Getting the banned back together at July 11, 2021 10:39 AM (YBBAJ)

422 418 Apogee 282k feet? That's 53.4 miles, enough (over 50 miles) to earn astronaut status.
Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 10:37 AM (HCeRP)

IIRC, the AF created a pair of "Astronaut" wings they awarded to any pilot that achieved a heights of over 50 miles.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:39 AM (jvt6t)

423 The Ministers of Racial Justice's Bass player was killin' it!

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:40 AM (r4sI4)

424 My church now has a director of racial justice

Exit, stage right.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 11, 2021 10:40 AM (W4eKo)

425 421 Hopin rich boy rocket woulda splodey.
Posted by: Getting the banned back

you, me, and 7 billion other people

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:40 AM (oEn12)

426 Back from a constitutional with the Mrs lively and nature-loving Mrs naturalfake.

Lessee what y'all have been talking about-
Hmmmmm.
Aha.

Well, I'll be.

That's....interesting.
Well dog my cats!

Okay, all caught up.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 11, 2021 10:41 AM (5NkmN)

427 Donna of the ampersands: Not to be argumentative but your new and improved ampersands look an awfully lot like your old ampersands. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed like I was by the new and improved Alpha-Bits.

Posted by: who knew at July 11, 2021 10:41 AM (4I7VG)

428 She winked and said, "20 bucks, same as in town."

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (Xwt96)

And that little girl was me.

Posted by: Karmella at July 11, 2021 10:41 AM (KnJdm)

429 Did I tell you about the time I was 50 miles high with Hunter?

Posted by: Joe Bi den at July 11, 2021 10:42 AM (olprk)

430 53 miles? That's half way to Effingham!

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:42 AM (r4sI4)

431 Hey I live in a huge metropolitan area and I can't find a Kinkos? Should I call the veep?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 11, 2021 10:43 AM (Irn0L)

432 Donna of the ampersands: Not to be argumentative but your new and improved ampersands look an awfully lot like your old ampersands. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed like I was by the new and improved Alpha-Bits.
Posted by: who knew

So.
Ampersand complaints.

And?

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:43 AM (QzkSJ)

433 Ampersand complaints are first world problems

Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:44 AM (AwPyG)

434 In hushed tones he asked her, "Mother, what is a blowjob?" She winked and said, "20 bucks, same as in town."
Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (Xwt96)
----

Was this joke first published in "Laughter, The Best Medicine"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 10:44 AM (Dc2NZ)

435 Yup....get out now before they make you move to Guyana. Georgetown is very hot all year long.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 11, 2021 10:34 AM (R/m4+)



But I hear the Kool-Aid is refreshing!

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:36 AM (jvt6t)

Hurry my children there isn't much time, but we'll meet again on the other sideBe good to the children and old people first, hand them a drink they're dying of thirst

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 11, 2021 10:44 AM (VwHCD)

436 424 My church now has a director of racial justice

Exit, stage right.
Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 11, 2021 10:40 AM (W4eKo)

This always means redistribution of someone else's money to POC. I remember the intro "buy things for black people and give them money". Fuck this shit, learn to read and get a job.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:44 AM (ONvIw)

437 Israel will deduct NIS 597 million from the tax money it collects and transfers to the Palestinian Authority for imports from Gaza.
The decision was made following a report by the Defense Ministry which states that in 2020 the PA transferred the same amount to terrorists imprisoned in Israel as salaries.



Good

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 11, 2021 10:45 AM (Irn0L)

438 @412 --

Thank you, Muldoon!

I knew it Involved a Mother Superior, but I didn't know the buildup.

With that in mind, off to church!

Posted by: Weak Geek, referring to yesterday's Pet Thread at July 11, 2021 10:45 AM (Om/di)

439 "I'm puzzled by the concept of wanting to change your name so people don't make fun of you and you pick "Norfolk Howard"...
Posted by: Muldoon "


I dated a girl from Norfolk once. Italian. Named Virginia. Her grandpa was from the old country. When I met him I asked where he was from. He said "Nofokka Virginia!"
Never dated her again.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2021 10:46 AM (axyOa)

440 With that in mind, off to church!

Posted by: Weak Geek, referring to yesterday's Pet Thread at July 11, 2021 10:45 AM (Om/di)

Don't forget your $20.

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:46 AM (KnJdm)

441 In December IIRC a friend ask me, on facebutt, about getting ready for Tim Pool's civil war, electric boogaloo. This was entirely out of character. I do wonder if he was hacked.

I told him that we are in a better situation than we were in 2010, which is true and important, and not a dodge. I haven't been on facebutt in a long time. I have his number but I have neglected to find out what happened.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 10:47 AM (ybIRR)

442 I dated a girl from Norfolk once. Italian. Named Virginia. Her grandpa was from the old country. When I met him I asked where he was from. He said "Nofokka Virginia!"
Never dated her again.
Posted by: Diogenes

Saved money on depillation though.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:47 AM (QzkSJ)

443 btw has anyone heard from blaster? He said on Friday(?) that his wife was in the ER coz of a week long migraine - just wondering if there's been an update.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 10:48 AM (oEn12)

444 The church started racially free, if you have that wrong you have a problem not the church.

Posted by: Skip at July 11, 2021 10:48 AM (Cxk7w)

445 He said "Nofokka Virginia!"
Posted by: Diogenes


*****

*rimshot*

He'll be here all week folks, two shows on Friday. Try the waitresses!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:48 AM (Xwt96)

446 And that little girl was me.
Posted by: Karmella

But I can't prove it because my village has no Kinkos.

I like saying "Kinkos".

Posted by: Krimila Harris, Thief at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (Ndje9)

447 It's all very ironic, because many Catholic priests and nuns are coming from Africa, and most of them are very, very conservative.

so maybe there will be a reverso thing, where the Council of Bishops will claim we need more white clergy
Posted by: artemis at July 11, 2021 10:30 AM (AwPyG)


I think African Christians should send missionaries to the United States to convert the ignorant savages in academia, journalism, government, etc.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (xYpQ9)

448 btw has anyone heard from blaster?

He was around yestiddy

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (QzkSJ)

449 I think African Christians should send missionaries to the United States to convert the ignorant savages in academia, journalism, government, etc.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (xYpQ9)

The ignorant savages are bloodthirsty these days, so maybe POC clergy can turn off their hatred or short circuit what's left of their synapses.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:50 AM (ONvIw)

450 Was this joke first published in "Laughter, The Best Medicine"?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 11, 2021 10:44 AM (Dc2NZ)


I think I first read it in my church's Sunday bulletin 40 years ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 10:50 AM (xYpQ9)

451 But I can't prove it because my village has no Kinkos.

I like saying "Kinkos".

Posted by: Krimila Harris, Thief at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (Ndje9)

Not buying it. San Fran has a lot of kinkos.

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:51 AM (KnJdm)

452 I heard that the new Dem proposal for voter ID is that if you live in a Kinko's desert they WILL accept a hand-drawn facsimile of your ID...

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 10:51 AM (Xwt96)

453 DC, too.

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (KnJdm)

454 "When Hamlet sarcastically calls Polonius "Jephthah", how many people today understand the reference?"

I did not. imo Genesis One also requires an understanding of how God spoke to people at that time, in terms they could grasp. (little knowledge of astronomy or geology, men of the time probably knew pagan beliefs on multiple gods in control of different things).

Also of interest, other verses imply this is the second heaven and earth .. Lucifer's fall ended the first one iirc? The third heaven (and earth) is paradise, after Lucifer's final end. "Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness."

Not fully sure on the first heaven and earth thing, but Lucifer (angel of Light) fell before Adam, so that could be why there was darkness, until Light was restored by God.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (Cus5s)

455 But I can't prove it because my village has no Kinkos.

I like saying "Kinkos".
Posted by: Krimila Harris, Thief at July 11, 2021 10:49 AM (Ndje9

And not a single person has a fax or copy machine, no place, none. The "villages" of rural America don't even have electricity. We are so sad, we think it's 1855.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (ONvIw)

456 Just finished Richard Evan's three volume Third Reich books. Yoiks! Everything old is new again. Just like everything the Nazi party did to gain power, the new woke SJW crowd is following in those footsteps. We're screwed.

Posted by: Old Blue at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (VNmG1)

457 I heard that the new Dem proposal for voter ID is that if you live in a Kinko's desert they WILL accept a hand-drawn facsimile of your ID...
Posted by: Muldoon

In spray paint down by MLK Boulevard

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (QzkSJ)

458 Coal Bear. Nope.

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 10:53 AM (r4sI4)

459 The msm was shit even back in 1862 huh?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 11, 2021 10:53 AM (Nh7jF)

460 And not a single person has a fax or copy machine, no place, none. The "villages" of rural America don't even have electricity. We are so sad, we think it's 1855.
Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:52 AM (ONvIw)

I only go town 'bout twice a year to buy yeast and some copper line. And to vote.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:53 AM (jvt6t)

461 We're screwed.
Posted by: Old Blue

ja

Gescrewedingskeithaberungs

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:55 AM (QzkSJ)

462 YouTube is causing me to buy more books for the to-be-read pile. I watched a Jordan Peterson interview with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park and ordered her autobiography. I've also just ordered two journals by travellers in 18th century America from Townsend and Co.. Townsend has a great channel on all things Colonial.

Posted by: PabloD says start up the rotors at July 11, 2021 10:55 AM (/1eYZ)

463 I cried, because I had no Kinkos. Until I met a man who had no 8 and a half by 11.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 10:55 AM (ybIRR)

464 I only go town 'bout twice a year to buy yeast and some copper line. And to vote.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 11, 2021 10:53 AM (jvt6t)

Subsistence farmer, right?

Kamala is a very stupid person, as is every single asshole who thinks "rural" means uneducated and pre-historic, Luddite.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 10:55 AM (ONvIw)

465
Saved money on depillation though.
Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:47 AM (QzkSJ


Yeah. She just figured I was hair today, gone tomorrow.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2021 10:56 AM (axyOa)

466  I cried, because I had no Kinkos. Until I met a man who had no 8 and a half by 11.

Posted by: BourbonChicken

Was it a 7-11 desert too?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 10:56 AM (yF4d2)

467 I ain't had a telegram since that Carrington Event whatsits.

Don't expect none neither.

Posted by: rural Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:57 AM (QzkSJ)

468 In 2001 and 2002 when the foxy was giving itself a ton of power post 9/11 I remember a lot of people saying what do I care, I am not a terrorist. And besides I trust Bush to not abuse this power. And my response was always, how will you feel when President Hillary has all this power? Then a light bulb went off above their heads.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 11, 2021 10:57 AM (Nh7jF)

469 Was it a 7-11 desert too?
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at July 11, 2021 10:56 AM (yF4d2)


Migawd, and TRY to buy a decent latte!

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (ySM85)

470 I done heard we be getting one of those new-fangled printin' presses soon. I tell you, their tools of the devil.

Posted by: flounder at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (KnJdm)

471 The Kamala thing is instructive in that she says, "of course people have to prove who they are", which continues this ruse of "we were always for voter ID", by the left. Repeat the lie enough and it becomes the truth.

Posted by: Too Bad Costa Rica Sucks at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (oWBc3)

472 I dated a gal from Norfolk
Who verily walked like a duck
She'd shimmy and shake
Like Mame causing the quake
Boy, she was one amazing fu...

Oh. "Norfolk" and "duck" don't rhyme.

Never mind.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (UHVv4)

473 I cried, because I had no Kinkos. Until I met a man who had no 8 and a half by 11.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

Talk to Mr. Albert Bundy.

If anybody can fit a size 8 1/2 by 11, he can.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (QzkSJ)

474 The msm was shit even back in 1862 huh?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 11, 2021 10:53 AM (Nh7jF)

Damn straight.

Posted by: William Tecumseh Sherman at July 11, 2021 10:59 AM (ybIRR)

475 Yay! I made it 18,000 feet into outer space for 60 seconds! Now I am an astronaut just like Neil Armstrong!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2021 10:59 AM (5atWK)

476 I knew it Involved a Mother Superior, but I didn't know the buildup.

With that in mind, off to church!
Posted by: Weak Geek, referring to yesterday's Pet Thread at July 11, 2021 10:45 AM (Om/di)
***

Superior???
Or like Mother Most Excellent!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2021 10:59 AM (axyOa)

477 Kinkos? Never heard of it.

Posted by: FedEx Office at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (Nh7jF)

478 " new Dem proposal for voter ID is that if you live in a Kinko's desert they WILL accept a hand-drawn facsimile of your ID..."


ha, will the accept hand drawn fake ballots, if you can't print an extra 10,000 at Kinko's?

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (Cus5s)

479 A little sad to doff such a bad-ass sock.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (ybIRR)

480 Good morning, OM, good morning, Horde

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (wSv9N)

481 "PC Load Letter"?

Posted by: klaftern at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (r4sI4)

482 A printin' press?
Could lead to dancing.

Posted by: We don't smoke, we don't drink, Norfolk! at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (jYQlA)

483 Migawd, and TRY to buy a decent latte!
Posted by: Kindltot

FEDERALLY SUBSIDIZED LATTES AND THAI DELIVERY AT 3 AM FOR ALL AMERICANS

AND PHOTOCOPIERS

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 11:01 AM (QzkSJ)

484 WE HAZ NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at July 11, 2021 11:01 AM (Cxk7w)

485 Talk to Mr. Albert Bundy.

If anybody can fit a size 8 1/2 by 11, he can.

Posted by: Norfolk Bug at July 11, 2021 10:58 AM (QzkSJ)


And if you want a cheap laugh, check out the compilation videos on YouTube of Al Bundy insulting fat ladies.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 11:01 AM (xYpQ9)

486 One of my libtard friends is a retired BLM archaeologists...and his house populated with books. Stacks and stacks. Most of them read. He buys them new mostly. Lots of history books

Don is fun to talk to if you stay away from Washington politics

Posted by: torabora at July 11, 2021 11:02 AM (olprk)

487 Looking atbthe County map, why the hell.would.kamala want any rural votes counting

Posted by: Jean at July 11, 2021 11:02 AM (Xih1H)

488 482 A printin' press?
Could lead to dancing.
Posted by: We don't smoke, we don't drink, Norfolk! at July 11, 2021 11:00 AM (jYQlA)


Them little erasers are the devil's toes.

By cracky.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 11:03 AM (xYpQ9)

489 454 "When Hamlet sarcastically calls Polonius "Jephthah", how many people today understand the reference?"
--
I did not.

===
me either
is Jephthah the basis for "The Law of Surprise" in The Witcher?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 11, 2021 11:04 AM (oEn12)

490 Hi- this week's read was "Tulipomania" by Mike Dash. The subject matter, obviously, was the tulip mania that seized Holland in the mid 1630's. But it was surprising to learn that the flowers were actually first found and then transported in the mountains of Mongolia. They were objects of desire and deification in the Ottoman Empire. I was also surprised at how limited the scope of the mania was and the fact that the bust did very little to impact the overall economy of Holland. Also sad that many of the rarest and most valuable species from both Holland and Turkey no longer exist. Really interesting read!

Posted by: Moonbeam at July 11, 2021 11:04 AM (qe5CM)

491 A printin' press?
Could lead to dancing.


*****

Golly Mister Dillon. I was kinda, well ya know, kinda hopin' I could go to the Sociable on Saturday, after a nice big breakfast of ham hocks with some of that speckledy gravy, and biscuits that are just almost burned so they're crusty like on the outside and the honey just a-dripping down.

/Chester

Posted by: Muldoon at July 11, 2021 11:04 AM (Xwt96)

492 195 You're right, "Windswept House" isn't fiction.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:04 AM (wSv9N)

493 492: I look forward to it!

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

494 >>>The World's Worst Bible Translation, Probably:

I kinda like it. If it gets eyes on The Text, that's good.

Posted by: m at July 11, 2021 11:09 AM (ya129)

495 492 195 You're right, "Windswept House" isn't fiction.
Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:04 AM (wSv9N)

I found an interesting discussion of the book among the Freepers in 2004.

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 11:11 AM (ONvIw)

496 486 One of my libtard friends is a retired BLM archaeologist...

Posted by: torabora at July 11, 2021 11:02 AM (olprk)


Wait. BLM has an archaeology division?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 11:12 AM (xYpQ9)

497

Wait. BLM has an archaeology division?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 11:12 AM (xYpQ9)

It's more of a destruction division (see Sacajawea)

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 11:14 AM (ONvIw)

498 493 CN, it's intense. And eye-opening.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 11, 2021 11:14 AM (wSv9N)

499 Remind me to NEVER go to the Supe after 7 AM on a Sunday ?

Please ?

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 11:15 AM (arJlL)

500 Hiya Moonbeam !

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2021 11:15 AM (arJlL)

501 427 Donna of the ampersands: Not to be argumentative but your new and improved ampersands look an awfully lot like your old ampersands. I'm afraid I'll be disappointed like I was by the new and improved Alpha-Bits.
Posted by: who knew at July 11, 2021 10:41 AM (4I7VG)

No, the new &&&& are much improved and quite superior.

Posted by: Donna, now with 100% new and improved &&&&&&&&& at July 11, 2021 11:17 AM (HabA/)

502 Thanks for the content, you are appreciated. Now to the comments.
I will read the Leopard, put it on my wishlist on Audible. But as in your Friends set of photos, I have a bit of a rule, that I will not buy a new book until I have finished the current one. Exception below.
Have been reading Tom Clancy, just finished Red Rabbit. Now a few chapters into the Hunt for Red October. Some people criticize his wandering off into side stories, or his attempts to show his deep knowledge of X, y or Z. I can see that. But it does not bother me much.
Bought Sarah Hoyts new book a week back, started it on Kindle. Seems very good. I have a health issue that makes sitting and reading a bit of a pain, literally pain. So books on tape is better for me, where I can walk around and listen, or drive, and Sarahs book does not have that option, so it will be slow going for that reason.

Posted by: MikeM at July 11, 2021 11:19 AM (bi4aa)

503 190 All war is bad. Surrender to the Byzantine Empire.


Yeah, right.

Posted by: Enrico Dandolo at July 11, 2021 11:20 AM (Clxcy)

504 Wolfus Aurelius: Does the author of _Us and Them_ tie in his Neanderthal theory with Bigfoot sightings?

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain, Chernyenko My Coat At the Cleaners at July 11, 2021 11:26 AM (Clxcy)

505 My MiL-to-be recommended an old book of hers that she had just reread, The Twenty-Fourth of June, by Grace S. Richmond. Published in 1914, it is the utterly charming story of a young man, heir to millions, who becomes drawn to a young woman of remarkable family. She has no time for him, since she considers him useless. He begins his journey to become worthy of her. I loved it and was delighted to find that the author has written many other stories.

Readers know the feeling of discovering a new beloved author with a respectable number of books under her belt. I look forward to reading them all.

Posted by: Willie B at July 11, 2021 11:38 AM (Mzdiz)

506 /off cocksock

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight at July 11, 2021 11:47 AM (Mzdiz)

507 My church now has a director of racial justice. Love my church, but am worried that this is going to start leading is down the same path as universities
Posted by: In Exile at July 11, 2021 10:21 AM (ljeQQ)


In our church, that spot is filled by Jesus.

Posted by: LASue at July 11, 2021 11:48 AM (Ed8Zd)

508 I watched a Jordan Peterson interview with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park and ordered her autobiography.

Sadly, she said going to Columbia University imposed thought control and silencing like North Korea.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 11:58 AM (SXiDE)

509 *WORSE than North Korea

Posted by: moviegique at July 11, 2021 12:06 PM (dhFCT)

510 If you thought the book on the FBI was bad, it's WORSE than that. Here in Oregon we have the Christmas Tree "Bomber" who has been convicted of plotting to kill at the Tree Lighting Ceremony (back before AntiFA stopped it from ever happening again) and the whole thing was an FBI Operation, from suggesting to the Patsy the plot, to buying the materials, to setting them up into a "bomb" to renting the truck... in other words, the Patsy's only "Crime" was believing he had this bomb and the button would actually set it off.

BUT... wait... THERE'S MORE: If you REALLY want to have your socks knocked off, try reading David T. Hardy's book, "I'm From the Government and I'm Here to Kill You" as he details things from Texas City, Atomic Testing, Tuskegee, Ruby Ridge, Waco, Fast & Furious and several others.

Posted by: M. Roy at July 11, 2021 12:24 PM (pnLwR)

511 For the more cultured among us, there is a Monkees marathon on Decades TV.

Posted by: f'd at July 11, 2021 12:25 PM (Tnijr)

512 And what the ATF has been doing to mentally challenged teens and twenties is f-ing insane.

Posted by: Harland J Hirst at July 11, 2021 01:03 PM (TmXkH)

513 The FBI doesn't come off well in "Gaspipe," a biography of the mob boss Anthony Casso.

The book, which portrays this repeat killer as admirable, takes his side in arguing that the feds covered up perjury by John Gotti's underboss Sammy Gravano in their drive to put Gotti behind bars.

Casso is in Supermax, where he belongs.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 01:25 PM (Om/di)

514 508 I watched a Jordan Peterson interview with North Korean defector Yeonmi Park and ordered her autobiography.

Sadly, she said going to Columbia University imposed thought control and silencing like North Korea.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 11, 2021 11:58 AM (SXiDE


I think she is the one who was quoted as saying that the thought control/political correctness at Columbia University is actually worse than what she experienced when she lived in North Korea.

I am embarrassed for my country.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 02:46 PM (SItgq)

515 #509 movigique beat me to it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 02:47 PM (SItgq)

516 Last week's Who Dis was Jim Morrison? How? The book he's holding has a bar code on the back. Looked up the title and it was written in 2012.

I assumed it was Val Kilmer.

Posted by: aawlberninf350 at July 11, 2021 04:21 PM (JcnFx)

517 Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Ellery Queen.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 11, 2021 04:27 PM (Om/di)

518 516 Last week's Who Dis was Jim Morrison? How? The book he's holding has a bar code on the back. Looked up the title and it was written in 2012.

I assumed it was Val Kilmer.
Posted by: aawlberninf350 at July 11, 2021 04:21 PM (JcnFx)

It is a photoshop. They doctored up many celeb pics to be holding that. In the real pic Morrison is signing an autography

Posted by: CN at July 11, 2021 06:25 PM (ONvIw)

519 Street bible reminds me of the lolcat bible

Posted by: Cluebat at July 11, 2021 07:20 PM (2GZ79)

520 Just finished the third Gormenghast book, Titus Alone. The books are...not good. I mean, I get what Peale was going for, I'm not stupid, but...he just missed by so, so much. There's a scene in the second one where a character dies in a slapstick event that is very clearly meant to be as funny as it is grotesque, but it's...just...not. The world he depicts is an awful, awful world that I never want to enter again.

I wish I could remember who recommended these books to me 10 years ago (yes, it took me this long to read them) because I would kick their ass.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 11, 2021 08:05 PM (8548M)

521 520 Just finished the third Gormenghast book, Titus Alone. The books are...not good... The world he depicts is an awful, awful world that I never want to enter again.

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at July 11, 2021 08:05 PM (8548M)


They did a Gormenghast TV series a few years ago. I tried to watch it, but it was so repellant, I did not make it through the first episode. I'm not saying it was bad, I just think that the intent of the author and how he goes about realizing it in his story is something I just don't want to have anything to do with.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 11, 2021 09:40 PM (+wo8k)

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