Sunday Morning Book Thread 08-22-2021

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The Jesuit Library of Maria Laach Abbey, Andernach, Germany


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, which George Takei's groomsmaids wore at his wedding. Or maybe even by George himself. Probably.



Pic Note:

Historical monastic libraries play a major role in the transmission of Western knowledge:

When Maria Laach Abbey was abolished in 1802, neither the old library building nor the existing book collection remained. The manuscripts and prints – about 3700 volumes – were irrevocably lost for the monastery...

In 1862, the Jesuit Order acquired the building and set up a study center, which included a library. For this purpose, a library room was built in the style of the time and in the tradition of monastic architecture, which has been preserved to this day as the so-called Jesuit library...

Today, the library has about 260,000 volumes. The older part of the collection has retained its location in the Jesuit library, which has been restored from the point of view of monument preservation. Exceptions to this are particularly old and valuable volumes, which are stored in a secured Rara magazine under ideal climatic conditions. The most important manuscript from the historical library for today's convent is the chapter book with Martyrology, Benedictine Rule and Laacher Nekrolog, written around 1500.

The monastery library in Maria Laach is one of the best preserved and most beautiful libraries from the 19th century.



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Know The Difference!

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So How's Your Summer Reading Going?



And The Band Did Not Play On

From last week:

67 Anyway, third book is Elijah Wald's How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll. It's a very interesting history of popular music, arguing that the transition from a culture that performed music to a culture which predominantly consumes music leads us into a blinkered vew of the past in that we can now only hear ragtime or early jazz or swing through the "ears" of what we are currently familiar with.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 15, 2021 08:26 AM (2JVJo)

I've always wondered about this. Music used to be such a common activity in our lives. People used to get together around the piano and sing. Or Uncle Joe who get out his fiddle for a little do-si-do. Acres of published sheet music testify to our love for music. Performances may not have been particularly good, but so what, it was a cultural activity that helped to bind us together. We were (literally) all singing from the same page. Or similar pages. But that was then. Now? Does anybody do group singalongs any more? Only group singing I hear are the hymns at church.

As MP4 points out, we have gone from being music performers to music consumers. Instead of gathering around and singing together, we now all listen to our radio/vinyl/jukebox/8-track/CDs/Spotify playlists and I wonder what we've lost. In contrast to the title of Wald's book, the Beatles aren't responsible for this; I think perhaps it can be traced as far back as the 1930s when radio broadcasting first became widespread.

Does anyone even listen to music on the radio any more?

We still do go to concerts, though, so we haven't lost that. My own theory as to why this happened is that, thanks to improvements in music recording and distribution technology, the level of professionalism in music gradually increased to a level which few listeners (who might have a bit of talent of their own) could ever hope to reach. So would we rather listen to Uncle Joe squeaking and scraping his fiddle or a professional fiddle player who has devoted decades of his life full-time to perfecting his craft?

Here's part of the blurb for How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music:

As its blasphemous title suggests, How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll rejects the conventional pieties of mainstream jazz and rock history. Rather than concentrating on those traditionally favored styles, the book traces the evolution of popular music through developing tastes, trends and technologies--including the role of records, radio, jukeboxes and television --to give a fuller, more balanced account of the broad variety of music that captivated listeners over the course of the twentieth century. Wald revisits original sources--recordings, period articles, memoirs, and interviews--to highlight how music was actually heard and experienced over the years. And in a refreshing departure from more typical histories, he focuses on the world of working musicians and ordinary listeners rather than stars and specialists.

Emphasis mine. In other words, Wald wrote his account based on what historians call original source documents to determine what music did people actually listen to (and perform) rather than what some 21st century windbag thinks is important. Doris Day and Perry Como and Paul Whiteman (bandleader) were very, very popular. It's the usual divide between music the critics like and think is 'important' vs. music that audiences want to listen/dance to.

Wald is also the author of a number of other musich history books, in particular Dylan Goes Electric!: Newport, Seeger, Dylan, and the Night that Split the Sixties:

On the evening of July 25, 1965, Bob Dylan took the stage at Newport Folk Festival, backed by an electric band, and roared into his new rock hit, Like a Rolling Stone. The audience of committed folk purists and political activists who had hailed him as their acoustic prophet reacted with a mix of shock, booing, and scattered cheers. It was the shot heard round the world—Dylan’s declaration of musical independence, the end of the folk revival, and the birth of rock as the voice of a generation—and one of the defining moments in twentieth-century music.

I would've loved to have been there to see the faces of all of the pretentious folkie purists curdling up like sour milk as Dylan played through his set. It would have been glorious.



Who Dis:

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"It's not an instruction manual, you idiots!"

Last week's who dis was silent era/old Hollywood actress Gloria Swanson.



Moron Recommendations

Couple of weeks ago, The Night Land by William Hope Hodgson came up in a recommendation and prompted a bit of discussion. A lurking moron e-mailed a rec for a modern book based on it, which he says is basically a sequel:

John C. Wright has written an anthology of four novellas set in the same horrific universe and I do have to say I found it a little better read than the original. I probably read it three years ago and the stories have stuck in my mind. It is called Awake in the Night Land and fans of the original will love it and it adds greatly to the original in a more science fictiony kind of way while keeping the Lovecraftian gates-of-hell-have-opened sense that the original had.

The Kindle version of Awake in the Night Land is $6.99.

I'd also recommend more William Hope Hodgson. His stuff is Lovecraftian but with more of a science fiction bent. He was particularly great in some of his short stories with House on the Borderland being one of his most famous.

Collected Works of William Hope Hodgson is a multi-volume set. Dude wrote a ton of stuff.

Also, House on the Borderland is free on Gutenberg.

And last, but not least:

His Carnacki, the Ghost Finder stories are also very well done and enjoyable reads. A ghost and psychic investigator that runs into cases that sometimes are due to human shenanigans and others not so explainable. Hodgon was Night Stalking almost a century ago.

I was thinking of Ghostbusters only without all the ectoplasmic slime. It's free on Amazon as well as Gutenberg.

All of this reminds me of the poem Darkness by Lord Byron. It starts out like this:

I had a dream, which was not all a dream.
The bright sun was extinguish'd, and the stars
Did wander darkling in the eternal space,
Rayless, and pathless, and the icy earth
Swung blind and blackening in the moonless air;
Morn came and went—and came, and brought no day,
And men forgot their passions in the dread
Of this their desolation; and all hearts
Were chill'd into a selfish prayer for light

The rest of it is here. It's one of the most depressing things I've ever read.

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CarolinaGirl sends in a review/recommendation for the moron-friendly anthology, The Best of Appalling Stories: Tales from the Wrong Side of History:

Three of my favorite "Appalling" stories ("Her Bodies, Her Choice" and "Deprogram" by Dubrow, and "The Orishas" by Zacek) are in this volume, and they live up to the name of appalling - each dystopian tale will terrify.

Other stories in the collection: "Melanie's Becoming" is a morality tale of nemesis following hubris, wrapped in a modern wrapper of transgender issues. "Happy Wife, Happy Life" is perfect for our post-COVID, CRT world. My favorite short story in the book, "Hold On", was heartbreaking. A couple currently in the middle of divorce had applied earlier with an adoption agency. At the beginning of the story, we learn that they were being "drafted" to foster an infant brought over in waves of illegal immigration. The cruelty shown by the child welfare department made me tear up.

The collection ends with the novella "Escape from Trumplandia" which is so over-the-top you just have to laugh. The chapter titles alone are hilarious - The Kitchen Cenk! UU and Me! I could tell the authors had a wonderful time channeling crazed leftists for all their Trump nicknames. You have to read this to follow a band of hapless hippies as they strive to escape what to them is the dystopia of the Red States for the promised land of California.

The premise of this anthology is: "The Culture War is over. The good guys lost." It's kind of like we're living in the cultural version of The Night Land.

Available on Kindle for $4.99.

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Books By Morons

Lurker author David Welch has just published Chaos Quarter: Syndicate Ways, which is book 5 in his Chaos Quarter series.

David tells me:

It's a space opera series that, this chapter, takes a turn into organized crime as the crew find themselves crashed, and in some cases captured, by a mafia-style crime syndicate that runs an entire world. Think Las Vegas in space with slavery and you get the general idea. Good, rollicking scifi action-adventure. If you think this is something the readers ight like, I've included the link. It's currently available in ebook, and will be up in paperback shortly.

You can get rhe Kindle edition for $2.99. The Amazon blurb is lengthy and the 'Look Inside' sample preview is quite generous.

Though I had to laugh at this sentence from the blurb:

These thugs make their money off slavery, and a city thatís basically a criminal version of Las Vegas...

You know what else is a criminal version of Las Vegas? Los Vegas! It's a city pretty much built by organized crime.

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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 August 22, 2021 08:12 AM (arJlL)

2 I wonder what sleazy dive OM waked up in this morning.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:12 AM (Dc2NZ)

3 Aldous!

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:13 AM (ONvIw)

4 Who dis, Eric Blair, aka George Orwell.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 08:13 AM (PiwSw)

5 Dat Orwell.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 08:13 AM (y7DUB)

6 Orwell and good!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

7 Ot Orwell rather

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

8 *Spikes the football*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (PiwSw)

9 I'm sitting here with a Huxley on my lap

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

10 Tolle Lege
No new books, getting done my Little free library a bit more every day. Working on doors but can't say happy with them. Will make pattern and try again later. Finishing the doors and putting roof on to go.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (znIQ9)

11 That's Eris in the Summer Reading pic !

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (arJlL)

12 Is Huxley a good name for a cat? My grandson keeps begging for a kitteh

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

13
g'mornin' book-ish 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at August 22, 2021 08:15 AM (DUIap)

14 That is a lot of wood work in that library

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 08:15 AM (znIQ9)

15 George Orwell

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (znIQ9)

16 Pride and Racial Profiling. I never read that.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (yrol0)

17 Anyway, I am enjoying After Many A Summer Dies the Swan. It started out tremendously non-PC, so I guess that answers the question about why his stuff isn't more widely read.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (ONvIw)

18 I don't know whether to laugh at "Updated Editions" or cry. Seems that all the preposterous and insane of yesterday is be becoming our reality.

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (V13WU)

19 Tolle Lege
No new books, getting done my Little free library a bit more every day. Working on doors but can't say happy with them. Will make pattern and try again later. Finishing the doors and putting roof on to go.
Posted by: Skip

And then you're gonna tell me where it is, right ?

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (arJlL)

20 12 Is Huxley a good name for a cat? My grandson keeps begging for a kitteh
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)
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Professor Wagstaff approves.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (RBYzW)

21 Beautiful library.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:17 AM (45fpk)

22 Morning, Horde...Always a pleasure to join OM for the Sunday Book Thread.

I just finished Asimov's Robots and Empire this morning. Like the previous entries in his robot series, it was one part philosophical treatise about the future of humanity, one part social commentary about human and technology (robots, of course), and one part story, though unlike the earlier entries the heroes were trying to stop a catastrophe from happening, instead of investigating the aftermath of a murder. Good stuff.

Taking a break from Asimov and am reading John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in its Walls. Takes me back to my youth. It also holds up surprising well as a terrifying tale.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:17 AM (K5n5d)

23 That's Eris in the Summer Reading pic !
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Flagging down the help to refresh my cocktail while pretending to read.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:17 AM (Dc2NZ)

24 *Aldous Orwell !

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 08:17 AM (V13WU)

25 12 Is Huxley a good name for a cat? My grandson keeps begging for a kitteh
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

Puff is only moron approved cat name. Judges will also accept Tom.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (yrol0)

26 Must have been a heck of a bender OM was on last night.

Greetings, it's been a while. Still reading Chesterton's Orthodoxy, but took a quick detour because Brant Pitre's Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary caught my eye. It's a quick read, and quite informative.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (llXky)

27 Who dis is George Orwell, whose ability to mock Pigs in print is widely applauded among the Jan 6 political prisoners.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (Jjs/Z)

28 10 Words and phrases people say incorrectly

Hrothgar that's OK, English is really a screwed up language if you think about it.
Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 07:59 AM

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (znIQ9)

29 George Orwell was a pen name. You want the real name?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (EZebt)

30 Ayn Bradbury

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (yrol0)

31 Chris Wallace is a piece of shit! That is all!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (vGJY7)

32 Thanks for the book mention, OM. And now for a book I don't recommend and a warning to buying something unseen. I saw American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783 - 1850 in a catalog and thought it would be something I would like.

Not five pages in, the author starts whining about "white supremacy," so into the garbage the book goes. The neighbor across the street has one of those "little libraries," so I will probably stick it in there.

Nothing beyond that. Bought a number of books, but am disappointed in all of them. No energy or desire to write. No desire to to anything except go back to bed.

Still depressed, as you can tell.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (2JVJo)

33 29 George Orwell was a pen name. You want the real name?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (EZebt)

#4.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (PiwSw)

34 JT as soon as it finds a home, it won't sadly be here.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (znIQ9)

35 27 Who dis is George Orwell, whose ability to mock Pigs in print is widely applauded among the Jan 6 political prisoners.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (Jjs/Z)

napoleon and pilkington both play an ace of spades

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (yrol0)

36 Huxley also used what are today known as slurs as verbs, adverbs and adjectives, it was a bit jarring to read. This was true also in Crome Yellow, and a y to a slur and we have an adjective for how dancing made the protagonist feel.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (ONvIw)

37 Huxley sounds like a great cat name -- if you've got the bookshelf to back it up.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (QZxDR)

38
Shadeout got it

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (EZebt)

39 I don't know whether to laugh at "Updated Editions" or cry. Seems that all the preposterous and insane of yesterday is be becoming our reality.

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 08:16 AM (V13WU)


The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from Ikea isn't too bad.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (45fpk)

40 Does anyone even listen to the radio any more?

Daily.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (zr4V8)

41 What is that red thing in the glass? Or do I not want to know?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (eZXXh)

42 But you see, I COULD care less if I wanted to.

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (Tnijr)

43 Good morning all ... and yes, the updated editions are kind of scary.
Taken up with the finishing touches on Luna City X, which should be out early in September. Otherwise, we're renovating the den/TV watching room, as a distraction from our rage over the massively bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan. As military veterans, my daughter and I are gutted - she has so many friends who served tours there, and I rather vividly recall the fall of Saigon in 1975.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (xnmPy)

44 Puff is only moron approved cat name. Judges will also accept Tom.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (yrol0)

Thanks, so Hux is out, probably for the best

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (ONvIw)

45 Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:18 AM (EZebt)

#4.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (PiwSw)
===

Horde mind

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:21 AM (EZebt)

46 Heh: "Epstein didn't kill himself" squeezes its way into the Book Thread!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (Jjs/Z)

47 Interesting recommendation. I had a hard time trying to read William Hope Hodges' The Night Land--the language is an archaic, difficult slog--but I thoroughly enjoyed John C. Wright's updated versions. Those stories are terrifying. Yet the final story ends on a note of profound hope. Great stuff...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (K5n5d)

48 Huxley would be a good name for a tuxedo cat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (TayrX)

49 48 Huxley would be a good name for a tuxedo cat.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (TayrX)

A British flair to the name.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (ONvIw)

50 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from Ikea isn't too bad.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (45fpk)

true

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 08:22 AM (V13WU)

51 I read a little book by Lisa Jardine about the assassination of William the Silent, the (first) Dutch leader during their war of independence against Spain. It's called _The Awful Death of William the Silent_. Pretty good history. He was shot with a pistol, one of the first political assassinations with a handgun. Jardine spends a wee bit too much space going on about that.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (QZxDR)

52 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from Ikea isn't too bad.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (45fpk)

1. Mostly resembling a screw (a) firmly connected to the latter shelf.
2. Upright standing add the next layer until finally achieving a unit.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (yrol0)

53 Escaping the Delta by Elijah Wald is the best book about the blues ever written. He researched juke box lists in shacks in the delta that showed what people really listened to. Support for the blues was mostly a white phenomenon because the last thing poor blacks wanted to listen to were songs of despair. Fuck that, they wanted to put that behind and have fun. Muddy Waters wanted to play Gene Autrey songs but the record companies dictated otherwise. Wald concentrates on Robert Johnson and examines each of his songs in terms of how he was trying to create a hit.

I probably should read his other books. Strangely enough I was thinking about him earlier in the week.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (y7DUB)

54 Nothing beyond that. Bought a number of books, but am disappointed in all of them. No energy or desire to write. No desire to to anything except go back to bed.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (2JVJo)
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Go with the classics. I've exhausted Waugh (for the moment, I will re-read him of course) but Chesterton is very entertaining. Not only are the older history books more truthful, they have better prose.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (llXky)

55 I don't think the pants guy owns a weedwhacker (if you catch my drift)

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (arJlL)

56 Taking a break from Asimov and am reading John Bellairs' The House with a Clock in its Walls. Takes me back to my youth. It also holds up surprising well as a terrifying tale.

Never read the book, but according to wiki (I know), this is the Cronin House in Michigan which inspired the book:

https://tinyurl.com/vpdwnt6u

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (2JVJo)

57 I read She Who Became The Sun by Shelly Parker-Chan. Set in China under a harsh Mongol rule in the 1340's and 1350's, this a story of a young girl, Zhu, who takes the place of her dead brother who had been destined for greatness. I liked the book's premise and the beginning of the novel, but then there are large jumps in time where we miss Zhu's character development. A lesbian element is introduced late in the book. After reading the first third of the book, I was expecting something great, but the story dwindled down to a little above average.

Posted by: Zoltan at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (kiyX4)

58 I think the use of racial slurs is definitely what took many of Huxley's works of the shelves. If they can ban Huck Finn over that stuff, Huxley has it beat

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (ONvIw)

59 On to the second in the Foundation series, "Foundation and Empire". The young, brash general Bel Riose, who has no patience with court intrigue and feels stifled by the ossified society there, wants to make a name for himself by starting a war with the Federation.

Per Wiki, "The characters of Emperor Cleon II and Bel Riose in this story are based on those of the historical Roman Emperor Justinian I and his general Belisarius."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:25 AM (Dc2NZ)

60 Morning Horde. Is the Chernow book on George Washington worthwhile? If not, any suggestions?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 22, 2021 08:25 AM (2NHgQ)

61 Continuing -- one of the neat bits is how William's death was the first piece in a big Rube Goldberg machine that led to the Spanish Armada. He gets shot, Elizabeth I's advisors get scared that she'll be next, so they pressure her to execute Mary Stuart, her Catholic heir. But Mary was pro-French, and with her out of the way Philip of Spain isn't worried about handing England over to the Valois. So he sends out the fleet.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:26 AM (QZxDR)

62 Question for the Horde...Over the years, I've worn out some of my favorite books and have had to replace them. What are some of the books that you have had to replace? I'll start...

1. The Lord of the Rings (of course)
2. The Riftwar Saga by Raymond E. Feist
3. The Face in the Frost by John Bellairs
4. The Belgariad/Malloreon/Elenium/Tamuli by David Eddings
5. The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:26 AM (K5n5d)

63 JT as soon as it finds a home, it won't sadly be here.
Posted by: Skip

When I grow up, I'm gonna figure out what that means.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:26 AM (arJlL)

64 I'm sitting here relatively unscathed by Henri. The pictures out of NYC are very, very, floody.

It's a good day to sit around and read.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:26 AM (ONvIw)

65 Posted by: Zoltan at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (kiyX4)

Sounds like a Disney movie.

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (AwYPR)

66 MP4 - it sounds like that woke history book could be put to good use as kindling for a campfire. Don't stick it in the neighbor's little library; some sucker might mistake it for an accurate book.

Posted by: PabloD at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (uwwPK)

67 The Afghans saw that our chiefs were not prepared to fight back, so they snapped at out heels, making little sorties on the baggage train, cutting up the native drivers, and scattering into the rocks only when our cavalry approached. Already the column was falling into utter disorder; the main body gave no thought to the thousands of native camp-followers, who were bitterly affected by the cold and want of food; hundreds fell by the way, so that in our wake there was a litter not only of bundles and baggage, but of corpses. And this was within a twenty-minute gallop of Kabul.

Posted by: Lt. Harry Flashman at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (YFAIE)

68 10 Words and Phrases People say Incorrectly.

11. Systematic Systemic Racism

(I think I've got that right.)

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (zr4V8)

69 Ok Consuela. Here is your can of lemon pledge. You need to wipe down all of the woodwork.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (TayrX)

70 Never read the book, but according to wiki (I know), this is the Cronin House in Michigan which inspired the book:

https://tinyurl.com/vpdwnt6u
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:24 AM (2JVJo)
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Yep. I'd believe it. Though I picture a house with much darker exterior.

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (K5n5d)

71 Book writing is still challenging. With the grandkids living here, it's hard to get into building a scene.

I've been doing more blogging and columns for Bleedingfool.com. I have a piece up on "The Year of Living Dangerously." On my site you can read a comparison between that film and "The Killing Fields."

I did start a new project on "spiritual warfare" which is why I read that book on Mary. Right now it's just random jottings that will hopefully cohere into a collection of related essays.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (llXky)

72 Escaping the Delta by Elijah Wald is the best book about the blues ever written. He researched juke box lists in shacks in the delta that showed what people really listened to. Support for the blues was mostly a white phenomenon because the last thing poor blacks wanted to listen to were songs of despair. Fuck that, they wanted to put that behind and have fun. Muddy Waters wanted to play Gene Autrey songs but the record companies dictated otherwise. Wald concentrates on Robert Johnson and examines each of his songs in terms of how he was trying to create a hit.

There's a marvelous book by Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather, in which he tries to track down the remaining recordings of a minstrel / blackface singer called Emmitt Miller, who may or may not have been the first to record the "yodel" sound that infuses so much of classic country music.

https://tinyurl.com/59yh8sth

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:28 AM (2JVJo)

73 The meme with mispronounced words? I have a friend who consistently says supposebly . It drives me nuts every time she says it but she is a fragile sort and would be very hurt to have it pointed out.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 22, 2021 08:28 AM (ejh1p)

74 52 The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe from Ikea isn't too bad.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:20 AM (45fpk)

1. Mostly resembling a screw (a) firmly connected to the latter shelf.
2. Upright standing add the next layer until finally achieving a unit.
Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (yrol0)
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The kids would've been trapped in Narnia after the wardrobe collapses in on itself. No series!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:28 AM (Dc2NZ)

75 It is amazing that they did all of that trim work without a DeWalt sliding compound miter saw.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (TayrX)

76 ---
Go with the classics. I've exhausted Waugh (for the moment, I will re-read him of course) but Chesterton is very entertaining. Not only are the older history books more truthful, they have better prose.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (llXk

When was the last time you read a contemporary writer who wrote great prose? There is a tendency to focus on dialogue at the expense of description.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (ONvIw)

77 69 Ok Consuela. Here is your can of lemon pledge. You need to wipe down all of the woodwork.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (TayrX)


reference: Seeking a Friend at the End of the World?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (PiwSw)

78 Tosches also wrote Dino: Living High in the Dirty Business of Dreams, which is probably the best book about Dean Martin I've ever read.

https://tinyurl.com/2pjx4m7b

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (2JVJo)

79 Mispronounced words and no one here on the book thread mentioned libary?

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (2NHgQ)

80 Recently finished "Skin in the Game", by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I like that he's not afraid to name the 'credentialed' authors that he's found to be pedaling BS. Some are easy targets and others clearly do not truly understand statistics or logic.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (C/fpg)

81 Eric Blair.

My own reading has continued to be WWI at sea. Heavy emphasis on Norman Friedman. He really is the best author on ships, well, ever. He loves to tie things together, strategy, tactics, economics, policy, geography, technology, the whole thing, with a heavy emphasis on what trade-offs are involved.

For those not into the weeds, though, I'd recommend Seapower as Strategy.

But I also picked up (again) Porch's French Foreign Legion. One thing hit me this time I missed earlier. Actually making diversity work isn't easy. They had to deal with it.

Posted by: Eeyore at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (7X3UV)

82 I gave the wrong title of the Donald Hamilton pre-Helm book I said I wanted. It is "Line of Fire," not "Assassins Have Starry Eyes."

I didn't realize my error until I finally ordered "Assassins" last Sunday through AbeBooks. I kept going through the Hamilton offerings and tripped across "Line of Fire."

So I ordered it, too. Expected to ship in September.

Both books arrived last week!

I wonder whether booksellers monitor this thread in anticipation of business.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (Om/di)

83 Breitbart. ....Biden is fast-tracking Afghani refugees to Virginia, South Carolina and Missouri.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (PisyI)

84 I've been doing more blogging and columns for Bleedingfool.com. I have a piece up on "The Year of Living Dangerously." On my site you can read a comparison between that film and "The Killing Fields."

I did start a new project on "spiritual warfare" which is why I read that book on Mary. Right now it's just random jottings that will hopefully cohere into a collection of related essays.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (llXky)
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What you have to do to defeat the Left vs. What happens when you succumb to them

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (EZebt)

85 Per Wiki, "The characters of Emperor Cleon II and Bel Riose in this story are based on those of the historical Roman Emperor Justinian I and his general Belisarius."
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:25 AM (Dc2NZ)


Eris, did you ever read Procopius' The Secret Histories?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:31 AM (2JVJo)

86 83 Breitbart. ....Biden is fast-tracking Afghani refugees to Virginia, South Carolina and Missouri.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (PisyI)

He wants to balance the influx of Latinos

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:31 AM (ONvIw)

87 When was the last time you read a contemporary writer who wrote great prose? There is a tendency to focus on dialogue at the expense of description.
Posted by: CN

John D. Macdonald once described a female character thusly "She had enormous breasts and looked like Buddy Hackett"

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:31 AM (arJlL)

88 Eris, did you ever read Procopius' The Secret Histories?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:31 AM (2JVJo)
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Nope, just the Donna Tartt one!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

89 Book writing is still challenging. With the grandkids living here, it's hard to get into building a scene.


Depends how old they are. 4 year olds are wonders of creating fanciful scenarios out of things we find mundane. Like cat puke on the carpet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:32 AM (TayrX)

90 79 Mispronounced words and no one here on the book thread mentioned libary?
Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (2NHgQ)

I knew someone would axe about that.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:32 AM (yrol0)

91 Not quite over 100, and sorry to break the mood, but this is important to me:

If you are the praying type, Please add Emma to the your prayer list. She is only 16, a beautiful girl, much loved by her family and aunt and uncle (my dear friends). She apparently had a stroke, condition still being evaluated, and has been medevaced to the Children's Hospital in Baltimore.
Thanks in advance
Hrothgar

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lay back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at August 22, 2021 08:33 AM (hOUT3)

92 Be back in a bit. My tea has gone as cold as my heart and I need a refill.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:33 AM (2JVJo)

93 When was the last time you read a contemporary writer who wrote great prose? There is a tendency to focus on dialogue at the expense of description.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (ONvIw)
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Hmm, I'm not sure if that's meant to be a loaded question.

Now that you mention it, I'm not sure when I last read a contemporary work of fiction. Mostly I read historical stuff or older fiction. Waugh, Ford Madox Ford, and Tolkien have dominated my fiction reading for years. Also Conrad. I did a deep dive on Spain of course, but again, non-fiction.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:33 AM (llXky)

94 Eeyore- i think the Legion's way of dealing with diversity is to beat all the recruits into being French.

Posted by: PabloD at August 22, 2021 08:33 AM (uwwPK)

95 Booken morgen horden!

No reading this week

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (rV5zI)

96 The expresso espresso error is one I only recently learned I had been doing wrong all these years. Mrs. Wrecks got me an espresso machine for Father's Day and in shopping for espresso I learned how to actually spell it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (d9FiS)

97 @12 --

To paraphrase P.J. O'Rourke:

Why bother naming a cat? It won't come when you call.

(with apologies to all the felines in this house)

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (Om/di)

98 Kurt Schlichter's "The Split".

Some really great throwaway lines about the contemporary scene, along with some rollicking good action.

Kurt knows how to write about a gunfight.

Recommended.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (fBtlL)

99 Now that you mention it, I'm not sure when I last read a contemporary work of fiction.


I read almost exclusively fiction. I seldom feel like learning anything when I read.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:35 AM (45fpk)

100 Depends how old they are. 4 year olds are wonders of creating fanciful scenarios out of things we find mundane. Like cat puke on the carpet.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:32 AM (TayrX)
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One's a toddler, the other an infant. No telling when one or both will cut loose and cry about something, or when an impish face will pop around the corner to play with grandpa. Overall, it's wonderful, but not conducive to productive writing sessions.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:35 AM (llXky)

101 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 08:36 AM (7EjX1)

102 >>> Is Huxley a good name for a cat?

Tis

Posted by: fluffy at August 22, 2021 08:36 AM (UnQlg)

103 I also read A Psalm for the Wild-Built by Becky Chambers. This is the first book in the Monk and Robot series. This novella is dedicated "For anybody who could use a break." Set on the moon Panga, orbiting Motan, the robots gained self-awareness centuries ago and wandered into the wilderness en mass, never to be seen again. A tea monk, sort of a circuit-riding psychologist, meets a robot, Mosscap, who has been sent to find out what people need. This new series asks: In a world where people have what they want, does having more matter? The book delivers a nice break from the chaos of today.

Posted by: Zoltan at August 22, 2021 08:37 AM (kiyX4)

104 To paraphrase P.J. O'Rourke:

Why bother naming a cat? It won't come when you call.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (Om/di)

I got one that's such an attention whore, she comes when you call anyone's name.

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2021 08:37 AM (AwYPR)

105 "free range green eggs"

I keep telling youse guys, NEVER buy eggs from free range chickens.

They're runny.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 22, 2021 08:37 AM (fBtlL)

106 Mornin', all,

OM writes, "Does anybody do group singalongs any more? Only group singing I hear are the hymns at church."

The last time I witnessed or participated in a non-church singalong was in 1987, at a party with a group of SF fans and hangers-on. Somebody started with "American Pie," and we all chimed in enthusiastically. Everybody knew the words, even those who had been little kids when that song was new. Since then, there may have been other events like that, but it was the last I've been part of.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:38 AM (+nNqu)

107 Does Biden actually think that Afghan refugees will vote Democrat?

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:38 AM (QZxDR)

108 As a sidebar, I've been reading the Man of Destiny series to my wife. She's been having trouble with reading long-form stuff, so my reading it aloud helps her. As I go, I'm also marking up mistakes that slipped through or passages that I want to clean up. When I'm done, I'll be updating the e-books and paperback files for a "revised edition," similar to the e-book for Battle Officer Wolf. Maybe new cover art.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:38 AM (llXky)

109 Hiya JTB

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:38 AM (arJlL)

110 Procopius's "The Secret Histories" is available for .99!

My library didn't have it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (Dc2NZ)

111 I beg to differ about free-range eggs. They're excellent. Maybe your chickens were sick.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (QZxDR)

112 Of course they will vote demoncrat. More free stuff.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (PisyI)

113 When was the last time you read a contemporary writer who wrote great prose? There is a tendency to focus on dialogue at the expense of description.
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:29 AM (ONvIw)

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While I read not much contemporary fiction, so there may be lots of writing examples out there of which I am unaware, I think Larry McMurtry is an excellent narrative writer.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (Jjs/Z)

114 Only group singing I hear are the hymns at church."


Growing up, we had Sunday night services. Mostly they were testimonies and singing. Boy did we sing. I miss that.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (45fpk)

115 Does Biden actually think that Afghan refugees will vote Democrat?

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:38 AM (QZxDR)
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LOL thinking that they will even fill out their own ballots.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:40 AM (llXky)

116 Per Wiki, "The characters of Emperor Cleon II and Bel Riose in this story are based on those of the historical Roman Emperor Justinian I and his general Belisarius."
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:25 AM

+++++

A great read is the Belisarius series by Eric Flint and David Drake.

Military sci-fi / time traveling / alternate history.

Interesting and educational.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at August 22, 2021 08:41 AM (fBtlL)

117 As to replacing books, I've worn out the Narnia series in cheapass British paperback form, so I got hardcovers. I wore out Mote in God's Eye and had to replace my copy. I "upgraded" the Hobbit from an old paperback to a spiffy hardcover facsimile of the first edition, and I'm probably going to do the same with the rest of Tolkein's work eventually.

Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:41 AM (QZxDR)

118 pundIT NOT pindiNt

Sarah Palin's contribution to the English language.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 08:41 AM (AHq56)

119 Prayers for Emma, Hrothgar

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (1U4wg)

120 Only group singing I hear are the hymns at church."

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Well, even that was illegal for a while. The hymnals are back and people are bellowing out the tunes. Feels wonderful.

As for singalongs, we do them as a family, particularly on road trips. Donna Summers' version of MacArthur Park is a particular favorite.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (llXky)

121 Finished Borges' Labyrinths and it blew me away just as much now as when I was much much younger and far less ready to take him on. Even now it's so fucking dense that you have to take it in small bite sized pieces (and not the most appropriate item for a group reading with time constraints); rather it's more appropriate to bring off the shelf for when you need a mental workout on topics like infinity or the creative process of short concentrated duration. Plus he tosses in strange factoids like Don Quixote being lifted from some Arab text (have any of you heard that?) from when the muz vermin overran the Iberian peninsula. Just a fascinating book but *not* for everyone (I was pleasantly surprised at how well the book group responded.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (y7DUB)

122 OM writes, "Does anybody do group singalongs any more? Only group singing I hear are the hymns at church."

There were some sportsball fans that sung the national anthem when the stadium cancelled it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (TayrX)

123 I "upgraded" the Hobbit from an old paperback to a spiffy hardcover facsimile of the first edition,
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Yeah, I should upgrade that as well...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (K5n5d)

124 I would've loved to have been there to see the faces of all of the pretentious folkie purists curdling up like sour milk as Dylan played through his set. It would have been glorious.

Afterwards did they look like a vat of cottage cheese?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (X04zC)

125 Why is there a hint on the "who's 'dis" ... everyone should know that photograph.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (AHq56)

126 Huxley sounds like a great cat name -- if you've got the bookshelf to back it up.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021


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Huxley, Orwell, Dash (for Dashiell Hammett), Dottie (for Dorothy Parker), Hobson (for Laura Z.), and Truman. All good cat names. Oh, and Hemingway for a Maine Coon cat and Chekhov for a Siberian cat.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (+nNqu)

127 @67 --

I thought of that scene when I heard about last week's debacle.

It was just last week, right?

Also, this seems apropos: "Afghanistan is not a country. It's a boundary."

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (Om/di)

128 Now that you mention it, I'm not sure when I last read a contemporary work of fiction.

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Well, literacy is racist anyway.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (d9FiS)

129 "After Many a Summer Dies the Swan" is one of the books in Anthony Burgess' "99 Novels", but having read Aldous Huxley's tedious and intellectually goofy "Island"(also one of the "99 Novels",

gave his other books beyond "BNW" a pass.

Man, was that a mistake. I started "AMaSDtS" this week and it's delightful, if as stated above quite non-PC in Our Delicate Time.

If you like very well written comic novels with both high and low humor, you will enjoy this one.

In some ways, Huxley's California is very much like Waugh's in "The Loved One" and IIRC they seem to share similar concerns approached from opposite directions.

After I finished "After...", I'll take up "TLO" again. Should be a great smart comedy double feature.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (5NkmN)

130 On music/culture: I think it's a part of the industrialization process that revolutionized all pther production, occurring only a couple of generations after textile production and so forth were centralized in factories.

The centralization and concurrent specialization are naturally occuring possibilities and optimizations of production, but this mostly has an impact on consumption, interestingly. That is, the goods are cheaper, better, and standardized.

The problem is that people aren't merely consumers, and even if fully supplied with all needs, would still need activities/responsibilities which provide purpose. The doing of things has impact not only on what's done but who's doing it. This issue with music production is one area of this and the impact of it on our society. Likewise storytelling.

Big centrallized coops for production regularizes lots of human activity, but necessarily strips it of its diversity and individuality. We can have any car we want, as long as it's black. Perhaps in time we'll see a similar increase in customization.

Also, +1 for John C. Wright's Awake in the Night. Really good.

Posted by: .87c at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (lkr42)

131 Aw is for puppies

*******

Awfully Awesome - an awesomely awful limerick

There once was a blogger named Dawes
Who worked for a charitable cause
He had internet vids
Of puppies and kids
He's The Wonderful Wizard Of "Awwws"!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (Xwt96)

132 There were some sportsball fans that sung the national anthem when the stadium cancelled it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done!

Hey ! Its Enrico Palatzo !"

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (arJlL)

133 If you call your cat Hemingway it better have 6 toes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (TayrX)

134 Yeah, I should upgrade that as well...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (K5n5d)
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I did wear out a copy of LotR, but my father got into the habit of giving me new editions so I personally never had to buy another one. I think we six copies in the house at present, but there could be more.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (llXky)

135 Hemingway for a Maine Coon cat and Chekhov for a Siberian cat.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:42 AM (+nNqu)

only if six toed

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (yrol0)

136 As for common mispronunciations, "ax" for "ask" is seemingly standard where I live. (Gah.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (+nNqu)

137 Reacher would be a good name for a cat.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (arJlL)

138 Is Huxley a good name for a cat?

Huxley is a good name for a dog.

Cat's are tremendously stupid and don't deserve an intellectuals name.

"Biden" is a more appropriate cat's name.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (5NkmN)

139 Well, time for Mass. Later!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (llXky)

140 After I finished "After...", I'll take up "TLO" again. Should be a great smart comedy double feature.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 08:43 AM (5NkmN)

I think a lot of people have difficulty accepting vintage lit as a "product of its time" and see things through a BLM/"what would my friends say if I recommended this" lens.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (ONvIw)

141 If you call your cat Hemingway it better have 6 toes.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021


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What if he's just arrogant and has to prove to everybody how brave he is?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (+nNqu)

142 Siamese must be named Charlie.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (yrol0)

143 Reacher would be a good name for a cat.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:45 AM (arJlL)


Or, Psycho Killer.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (45fpk)

144 LOL !

Hiya Grammie !

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:47 AM (arJlL)

145 I've been reading a bunch of different books on explosives, some at the industrial level, some at the garage level. I just think the organic chemistry is fascinating, but I'm probably on a list. Or, well, another list.

Posted by: leoncaruthers at August 22, 2021 08:47 AM (UfRqq)

146 Hiya JT!

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:47 AM (45fpk)

147 >>> Hemingway for a Maine Coon cat and Chekhov for a Siberian cat.

Grieg for a Norwegian forest cat?

Posted by: fluffy at August 22, 2021 08:47 AM (UnQlg)

148 They never seem to bring refugees here, 5th largest state with only 2 mil people. We have it all, desert, mountains, plains and wildlife that will kill you. But I guess we are to blue already so it won't hurt us.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 22, 2021 08:47 AM (eZXXh)

149 Aw is for puppies

I've told this story before, even though I don't think it's true: During the filming of The Greatest Story Ever Told, director George Stevens wasn't happy with John Wayne's delivery of the line, "Truly, this man was the Son of God."

"Try to pu a little more awe into the reading, Duke,"
Stevens asked.

To which, on the next take, Wayne said, "Aww, truly this man was the Son of God."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (2JVJo)

150 Morning Mouth Readers

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (cknjq)

151 Huxley is a great name for a kitty because petting cats is my Soma.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (Dc2NZ)

152 Qu'est-ce que c'est

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (AHq56)

153 Hiya Cannibal ! (I know you're in here !)

Regards to Heidi !

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (arJlL)

154 Siamese in Thailand are named rhennigantx.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 08:48 AM (X04zC)

155 I think Larry McMurtry is an excellent narrative writer.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at August 22, 2021


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He's a fine storyteller and draws characters beautifully. But his writing style takes some getting used to. In Lonesome Dove and its sequels/prequels especially, he changes viewpoint not only within a given scene, but sometimes within the same paragraph! If somebody speaks, you sometimes have to go back to the previous paragraph to find out who he means.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (+nNqu)

156 Have had some Glenn Cook in the reading pile for more time than I can remember. Older series eith private detective (Garrett) that mixes fantasy with PI world. First book is OK- Sweet Silver Blues. Off to read next and hoping they get better since there are a bunch of them.

Posted by: Charlotte at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (GHHRC)

157 There's a marvelous book by Nick Tosches, Where Dead Voices Gather, in which he tries to track down the remaining recordings of a minstrel / blackface singer called Emmitt Miller, who may or may not have been the first to record the "yodel" sound that infuses so much of classic country music.

https://tinyurl.com/59yh8sth
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:28 AM (2JVJo)


I should check that out. I never believed it began with Jimmie Rodgers who unfortunately reminds me of my shithead neighbor and brings on a desire to kick in the balls.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (y7DUB)

158 Grieg for a Norwegian forest cat?
Posted by: fluffy at August 22, 2021


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Excellent!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (+nNqu)

159 As for the Byron poem, the consensus is that he was a sort of bipolar, before it was a diagnosis, and suffered from periods of depression.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (ONvIw)

160 Should my pulse race so strongly at the sight of such a well stocked and well formed library?

Posted by: squid_hunt at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (7MBHe)

161 Nemo, if you're around today...

Last week you mentioned a movie screening that you attended courtesy of a friend at Kroch's and Brentano's. My wife and I worked at the the main K&B branch at Wabash & Monroe for almost ten years (and we were at the screening too). If you're still in touch with your friend, say hello from Tony & Carol from the main branch.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at August 22, 2021 08:49 AM (JzDjf)

162 Hiya Creeper !

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:50 AM (arJlL)

163 My grandma yodeled, but she was Norwegian.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:50 AM (45fpk)

164 Secretary of State Blinken cracked a good joke this morning.

Secretary Antony Blinken
@SecBlinken

United States government official
On this International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the #VictimsofTerrorism, we honor those we have lost to terrorism, at home and abroad. The United States stands resolute in our commitment to holding terrorists to account.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 08:51 AM (d9FiS)

165 My grandma yodeled, but she was Norwegian.
Posted by: grammie winger

Did she have a pony ?

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:52 AM (arJlL)

166 Did she have a pony ?

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:52 AM (arJlL)


Allergic.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:53 AM (45fpk)

167 I wonder what sleazy dive OM waked up in this morning.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:12 AM


Nice of you to avoid saying OM is woke.

That might earn you a pants indulgence.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 22, 2021 08:53 AM (a3Q+t)

168 Hi OM, thanks for posting my review/recommendation. I also mourn the lack of singing and everyday, ordinary people playing instruments for fun. One reason I joined the choir at my old church was NOT because I'm great shakes as a singer but because I wanted to be a part of the singing, not just listen. We're a couple of generations of "too cool for that." Ok, dismount soapbox. Last week someone recommended Geoff Shepard's "The Secret Plot to Make Ted Kennedy President: Inside the Real Watergate Conspiracy" and I had have it. It arrived yesterday and I just started it this morning. It is SO hard to go back to reading a real book - my eyes have been trained to read Kindle now.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at August 22, 2021 08:53 AM (Kh9rg)

169 I'm currently reading The Whistler by Grisham.

Bot bad, but there are times when the story drags.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (arJlL)

170 I've been continuing with Peter Grainger, starting his Willows and Lane series. The first, Lane, was great. Two women being pursued by baddies, having to use their wits to keep one step ahead while the cops try to catch up to them. A fun, suspenseful page-turner.

Posted by: DIY Daddio at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (RJscS)

171 When I was a kid, my sister and I named our cats -- 14 at one count, we lived on a farm -- after teachers (Hester), TV characters (Sabrina, she was solid black), and sports cars (Trans Am and Chevette).

For pets' names, anything goes.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (Om/di)

172 I'm currently reading Fritz Leiber's 1943 novel Gather, Darkness!, which features a far future where the "scientists" have gathered together and established a world where they are in control as priests of a world religion that has elements of magic -- at least as far as the common people, the serfs and believers, are concerned, it's magic. Uncomfortably prescient of our current-day world, no?

I gave up on Len Deighton's Funeral in Berlin. Perhaps it made a good movie with Michael Caine as bespectacled British agent Harry Palmer, but Deighton's devious plotting and writing style make the story hard to follow. I gave up on another of his some years ago. The characters all seem to have assumptions they don't talk about except in elliptical ways, and if you can't guess those assumptions you're stuck. I prefer Ian Fleming and Donald Hamilton.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (+nNqu)

173 Gee, I don't see Dipshit Wallace fact-checking these dhimm lying sacks of shit. Fuck Fox and their bullshit!

Posted by: Mean Tweets at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (vGJY7)

174 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (1ewjU)

175
And then you're gonna tell me where it is, right ?
Posted by: JT

I wonder if you're going to empty or fill it!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 08:55 AM (8hAZW)

176 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?


I named mine Sapphire, for her blue eyes.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 08:56 AM (45fpk)

177 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12)

Anna, or King ?

Or Yul.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:56 AM (arJlL)

178 I love Sunday mornings. The Book Thread and Millennium of Music on the classical station.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:57 AM (Dc2NZ)

179 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021


***
Chang, or Eng?

Maybe just kick over the traces and call him O'Reilly. Anybody could go the Siamese-name route. I dubbed my big black cat Wolf partly because anybody could call his black cat Shadow, Satan, Inky, or Midnight.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:57 AM (+nNqu)

180 And then you're gonna tell me where it is, right ?
Posted by: JT

I wonder if you're going to empty or fill it!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Actually, I have books for Skip.

Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:57 AM (arJlL)

181 This is kind of a mean tweet.

https://bit.ly/3kgHgeU

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 08:57 AM (d9FiS)

182 Huxley is a good name for a dog.

Cat's are tremendously stupid and don't deserve an intellectuals name.

"Biden" is a more appropriate cat's name.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (5NkmN)
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This comment will be referred to the Pet Thread for denouncing next Caturday.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:58 AM (EZebt)

183 MP4, hope you are feeling cheerier soon. I've been there and the lack of energy just makes it all worse. Well, have to run. Have a good week reading, everyone.

Posted by: CarolinaGirl at August 22, 2021 08:58 AM (Kh9rg)

184 Had roommates once with a siamese cat, you had to watch for him. Would lurk and then ankle bite you when you walked by.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 22, 2021 08:58 AM (eZXXh)

185 Posted by: Duncanthrax at August 22, 2021 08:53 AM (a3Q+t)

And bad grammar to boot! In my defense, not enough caffeine.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 08:58 AM (Dc2NZ)

186 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (1ewjU)

Duangkamol.....Thai...right?

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2021 08:59 AM (AwYPR)

187 The Last Wagon with Richard Widmark is on the Grit channel. A gorgeous film, but Grit inserts so many commercial breaks they stretch a 2-hour film to 2.5 or sometimes (as they did with True Grit) to 3.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 08:59 AM (+nNqu)

188 As soon as I get this Charles Todd book out of the way, I'm going to dive into "Judas in Jerusalem." I said the same thing last week. That shows how far I've gotten.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:00 AM (45fpk)

189 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?


===

Yul

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 09:00 AM (V13WU)

190 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?

Twin.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 09:00 AM (5NkmN)

191 The creative naming of a black cat is a delicate matter.

Posted by: zombie h.p. lovecraft at August 22, 2021 09:01 AM (QU5/8)

192 ....or Brynner, your pick

Posted by: runner, distinguished commenter at August 22, 2021 09:01 AM (V13WU)

193 OT, but there's a Baroque on Beaver concert series on Beaver Island, MI. I need to go just for the t-shirt.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 09:01 AM (Dc2NZ)

194 Huxley is a good name for a dog.

Cat's are tremendously stupid and don't deserve an intellectuals name.
"Biden" is a more appropriate cat's name.
Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 08:46 AM (5NkmN)
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This comment will be referred to the Pet Thread for denouncing next Caturday.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 08:58 AM (EZebt)


NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO....

Meh.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 09:02 AM (5NkmN)

195 The creative naming of a black cat is a delicate matter.

Posted by: zombie h.p. lovecraft at August 22, 2021 09:01 AM (QU5/

Coal bin.

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2021 09:02 AM (AwYPR)

196 66 MP4 - it sounds like that woke history book could be put to good use as kindling for a campfire. Don't stick it in the neighbor's little library; some sucker might mistake it for an accurate book.

Posted by: PabloD at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (uwwPK)


That was my thought as well. Don't assist in keeping anti-white, racialist garbage in circulation.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at August 22, 2021 09:03 AM (DTX3h)

197 >>> I dubbed my big black cat Wolf partly because anybody could call his black cat Shadow, Inky, or Midnight.

We named our boy Daffy.

Posted by: fluffy at August 22, 2021 09:03 AM (UnQlg)

198 The book group has again provided a corrective to a youthful misapprehension. When I was younger I used to consider Ray Bradbury the John Updike of sci fi: someone who wrote not really good middlebrow stuff that shitheads like ministers facing a crisis of conscience doted on because he was just as fucked up as they were (obviously I'm referring to a real life example). But the real problem for me was there weren't enough blown out sciency concepts. So when the selection was Fahrenheit 451 my reaction was fuck this. Welp after a rocky start (it really starts out like a disheveled mess) it gets to a dystopian level that looks like a Horde rant. Obviously my apprehensions were 180 degrees off base and I hope the rest of the not long book stays at the same level.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 09:03 AM (y7DUB)

199 The creative naming of a black cat is a delicate matter.
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Hugo Boss!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 09:04 AM (Dc2NZ)

200 It arrived yesterday and I just started it this morning. It is SO hard to go back to reading a real book - my eyes have been trained to read Kindle now.
Posted by: CarolinaGirl at August 22, 2021 08:53 AM (Kh9rg)

I think the mass market media destroyed a lot of local singing that was still prevalent in the 60s and 70s. I am 64, so maybe I just don't know, but I recall a lot of "local talent" and performances when I was younger. Everyone knew someone in "a band" or an a capella group

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:04 AM (ONvIw)

201 Listening to music on the radio? Yes, I am, right now, to the local classical radio station. Currently playing is a Handel concerto recorded on Beaver Island which is located in northern Lake Michigan. The event at which it was recorded is called "Baroque on Beaver". This is not a joke, you can look it up.

Posted by: George V at August 22, 2021 09:05 AM (U2Tva)

202 I got Tucker Carlson's The Long Slide expecting it to be about the decline of Media. Instead it's a collection of old essays. At least my buy was for a good cause.

I dabbled in it. Al Sharpton is actually a good guy to hang with, politics aside. I knew that from a relative.

Short piece where Tucker called Trump a contender realtively early for a news guy. Many of us here beat that by many months.

Funny moment years ago when Tucker made fun of Trump's hair. The Donald callled and said "I get more pussy than you." The revelation is that much of what Trump says, including his comebaqcks, is truth based. He'll say true stuff that no one else will.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:06 AM (ZHVt1)

203 Eris, did you ever read Procopius' The Secret Histories?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:31 AM (2JVJo)


Is that the book The English Patient carried?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 09:06 AM (y7DUB)

204 @156 --

Charlotte, I read "Sweet Silver Blues" for the first time just this year -- although I had bought it new when it was the only Garrett book.

I'm considering getting the others; I know exactly where they are at the used-book store. (I've rearranged them twice to put them in chronological order instead of alphabetical.)

The only thing that makes me hesitate is my book backlog.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:06 AM (Om/di)

205 Huxley sounds like a ne'er do well

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:07 AM (AwPyG)

206 Good morning, OM, good morning, Horde

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 22, 2021 09:07 AM (UXbm4)

207 Funny moment years ago when Tucker made fun of Trump's hair. The Donald callled and said "I get more pussy than you."
---

We do not deserve this man.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (Dc2NZ)

208 52 Escape from the Delta would have been a good Vietnam history title

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (znIQ9)

209 83 Breitbart. ....Biden is fast-tracking Afghani refugees to Virginia, South Carolina and Missouri.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (PisyI)


All purplish states that might go red. What a coincidence.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (qX1k9)

210 Robert Johnson sold his soul to be the greatest blues man ever?

Take a few minutes to listen to some of his music. It's out there. Recordings are understandably not great.

He was robbed. Almost magic beans robbed. Not quite but close.

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (cknjq)

211 I haven't replaced books, but I have supplemented some comics that I bought as individual issues with trade paperback collections.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:09 AM (Om/di)

212 Cats aren't stupid. They are just indifferent to your suffering.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:09 AM (TayrX)

213 A neighbor had a black cat named Finn

I didn't have the heart to tell her that he clearly wasn't Irish

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:09 AM (AwPyG)

214 Well, I think I'm going to pack it in. I bought a DVD of some early color silent films from the Pathe studio, so maybe I will watch those while the rain comes down.

Hope you all have a lovely day.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 09:09 AM (2JVJo)

215 Hrothgar, Prayers up for Emmy and her family.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (a4EWo)

216 All purplish states that might go red. What a coincidence.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (qX1k9)

Not SC

Posted by: BignJames at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (AwYPR)

217 Thx1138...good mammal name.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (X04zC)

218 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 08:54 AM (1ewjU)
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We are Siamese if you please.
We are Siamese if you don't please.

Posted by: Si and Am at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (LBiAf)

219 Al Sharpton is actually a good guy to hang with, politics aside. I knew that from a relative.

**

I have no doubt. Zero respect for rules, rule of law, finances, taxes, other people and their property/livelihood, etc.

Those people were always great to party with. That's not a joke. I'm sure he's a hoot to be around in large part because he has no concern for anything or anyone beyond himself and having a good time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (oxVgP)

220 @67 Spot on, Flashman!

The first Flashman novel has our anti-hero as part of the Brits fleeing Afganistan in 1842 after a negotiated agreement for peaceful withdrawal. As a column of 4500 soldiers and 12,000 civilians, including women and children, marched out, the Afghans killed them all except for a literal handful.

Afghanistan hasn't changed much since 1842, comparatively.

Developing ...

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (ZHVt1)

221 In some ways, Huxley's California is very much like Waugh's in "The Loved One" and IIRC they seem to share similar concerns approached from opposite directions.

I've thought of that tie in mutiple times while reading Huxley.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 09:11 AM (y7DUB)

222 Hush Yo' Mouth - a limerick

You undoubtedly think that I'm daft
But I read all the cat names and laughed
Names like Midnight, Inky, Blackie
Are trite, mundane and tacky
If you have a black cat, name him "Shaft"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:11 AM (Xwt96)

223 Breitbart. ....Biden is fast-tracking Afghani refugees to Virginia, South Carolina and Missouri.

**

(goes back to find first instance of me saying that the South would be blue in ten years)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:11 AM (oxVgP)

224 @188

Fun fact: Charles Todd is the named used by a writing duo, mother-son Caroline and Charles Todd.

I love the Hamish series, the Bess one not as much

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (AwPyG)

225 Good morning OM.
I've just downloaded several new books of different genres. I hope to find something interesting. Just finished Team Yankee by Howard Coyle. I reread that every few years. An excellent book on small unit armor operations in wartime.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (axyOa)

226 I'm sure he's a hoot to be around in large part because he has no concern for anything or anyone beyond himself and having a good time.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:10 AM (oxVgP)


I heard him preach a sermon once. It was surprisingly good.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (45fpk)

227 And now for a book I don't recommend and a warning to buying something unseen. I saw American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783 - 1850 in a catalog and thought it would be something I would like.

Not five pages in, the author starts whining about "white supremacy," so into the garbage the book goes. The neighbor across the street has one of those "little libraries," so I will probably stick it in there.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (2JVJo)

I recommend the garbage, with the coffee grounds dumped on top. No point in letting filth like that pollute other minds.

It's very rare that I don't pass on a book, but I don't spread poison.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (wrzAm)

228 People were still playing their own music until the advent of FM radio. Before that music on the radio sounded tinny. When quality stereo became cheap the whole process accelerated.

Now why bother playing your own music when you can get quality recorded sound everywhere?

Posted by: Yawrate at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (U2SYP)

229 I read this the other morning:

"Biden will never be the man Michelle Obama was."

Posted by: Java Joe at August 22, 2021 09:13 AM (2p/1y)

230 I'm always impressed with writers who collaborate. I would wind up murdering the person, probably

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:13 AM (AwPyG)

231 I finished "Windswept House." It seems like it ended a couple pf chapters early. Was anything resolved?

Posted by: JAS, AoSHQ addict at August 22, 2021 09:13 AM (xopIz)

232 And if you dislike the cat...name him Shaft2.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 09:14 AM (X04zC)

233 @222

I think this may hearken back to the cat in the hat discussion. So only half points

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:14 AM (AwPyG)

234 If I had a black cat I'd name it Lives Matter.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at August 22, 2021 09:15 AM (a4EWo)

235 Worn out or replacing:
"Mote in God's Eye" survived a 3rd reading.
Had to replace "Gate's of Fire" only because I sold my 1st ed copy.
Copy of Dune looks past prime.

I've been using audio books for most recent re-reads. Library options have been a good source, recently enjoyed "Red Storm Rising" and most of the original Dune books.

Most paperbacks I bought new survive 1st reading in great shape. After a 2nd read I can tell.
Checks dusty shelves.
.. Apparently I loved Firefox Down, it sticks out.

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at August 22, 2021 09:15 AM (C/fpg)

236 Aw, I'm always awed by the miracle of the birth of a baby.

Posted by: Cosda at August 22, 2021 09:16 AM (+c64g)

237 Regarding the naming of Siamese cats - the one that we had as kids was named Clancy O'Shaughnessy, as Mom didn't care for pseudish-oriental names for Siamese.
We have had several all-black cats, the first of which was named Bagheera, and the second named Shadow.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at August 22, 2021 09:16 AM (xnmPy)

238 In my late teens to very early 20s bought a number of books on music groups, not since then though.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 09:17 AM (znIQ9)

239 Now why bother playing your own music when you can get quality recorded sound everywhere?
Posted by: Yawrate at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (U2SYP)


It's in him and it's gotta come out.

John Lee Hooker

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 09:17 AM (y7DUB)

240 That's Eris in the Summer Reading pic !
Posted by: JT at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (arJlL)

It really reminded me of my Sis, on the patio of her lakefront place in Nicaragua.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:18 AM (LvCyZ)

241 We are Siamese if you please.
We are Siamese if you don't please.
Posted by: Si and Am


I love that song

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:18 AM (fQLrM)

242 To be more accurate about what Tucker said about Sharpton, he's a good guy in person with conservatives, including my relative. Sharpton doesn't really like white liberals. He's playing them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:18 AM (ZHVt1)

243 231

* reads JAS's comment *

* remembers "Windswept House *

* watches HP Lovecraft's worst nightmares come to life on cable news *

No.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 22, 2021 09:18 AM (UXbm4)

244 @219

A gossip site said that Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon will never criticize each other because they are friends.

So that was a head scratcher.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:19 AM (AwPyG)

245 My favorite thing about Sharpton is his commitment to keeping accurate tax records.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (PiwSw)

246 Cats we have had:
Lancelot, Bump, Bunny, Cleo, Pumpkin, Edison, Rescue, Silas, Snarf, Cutie, and recently, briefly, Ossie the farm cat.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (TayrX)

247 209 83 Breitbart. ....Biden is fast-tracking Afghani refugees to Virginia, South Carolina and Missouri.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 08:30 AM (PisyI)

All purplish states that might go red. What a coincidence.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:08 AM (qX1k9)

Not sure I'd categorize Missouri as Purple. Trump won Missouri in 2020 by 15+ points. KC & StL city, yeah but not the rest of the state.

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (cF8AT)

248 I heard him preach a sermon once. It was surprisingly good.

**

I'd expect nothing less. He's even got his own IMDB page for being an actor.

Remember, though, he lied solely to promote himself and start a riot that caused the murder of at least Jewish man, and has not just avoided taxes but broken and flaunted the law.

I'm honestly shocked he's not a Congressional Republican.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (oxVgP)

249 I read Lonesome Dove till only little specks of vovels and a few exclamation marks were left.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (X04zC)

250 Well, I learned there is a God and he wants us to be happy. On Thursday I learned I'll be on a short leash for a week or so. Not serious but I'll need quick access to a bathroom. Then on Friday the mailman brought the new Muzzleloader magazine, the 2020 Old Farmer's Almanac, and a couple of used books I had ordered and was looking forward to reading. Yesterday, he brought the latest Backwoodsman magazine (my other favorite) and another used book: "Conan the Usurper", probably the most enjoyable of the old 1960s Conan collections with the Frazetta cover. My copy had long since fallen apart.

Then I found a couple of collections of Edmund Ware Smith stories about Maine I had found used a while back but hadn't read. He wrote stories of the Maine woods in the 30s and 40s and was a good friend with EB White. The writing is delightful, droll, and witty. The two books are limited editions, leather bound, beautifully made, and a pleasure to hold and read.

In a day or so I should receive a couple of other used books I ordered. This is treasure that is coming along just when I need it.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:21 AM (7EjX1)

251 I beg to differ about singing and listening to the radio.
I listen to the radio in the car and sing along. The last two weddings I went to had DJ's instead of a live band and all the young people took every occasion to sing along often forgoing dancing to link arms and sing( often off key and badly) but they knew all the words.
I remember singing and dancing in Texas.
I just think we don't have an opportunity to do it very often.
Listening to music when I'm out walking never fails to lift my spirits. Sometimes I hear music in my head when I'm falling asleep at night and think that my life has a soundtrack.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:21 AM (Y+l9t)

252 Afghanistan hasn't changed much since 1842, comparatively.

And Biden is at least as incompetent than the British commander, Lord Elphinstone, aka Elphy Bey.

Flashman is an excellent book and a particularly timely read right now.

Posted by: cool breeze at August 22, 2021 09:21 AM (UGKMd)

253 The first Flashman novel has our anti-hero as part of the Brits fleeing Afganistan in 1842 after a negotiated agreement for peaceful withdrawal. As a column of 4500 soldiers and 12,000 civilians, including women and children, marched out, the Afghans killed them all except for a literal handful.

Afghanistan hasn't changed much since 1842, comparatively.

Developing ...
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021


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The grandeur of those scenes has stuck with me ever since I read the first Flashman in the '80s. The character is a rat, a sort of 1800s version of Falstaff in that he embodies a lot of the worst of mankind, but he's always fun to read about.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 09:21 AM (+nNqu)

254 One of my grandmothers had a Siamese cat.

Named Tessie.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:21 AM (Om/di)

255 I think Tin Pan Alley was how Irving Berlin started.

People would go buy sheet music, to play at home on the piano, and he would demonstrate.

Imagine if that was the only way to hear your favorite songs

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:22 AM (AwPyG)

256 Sharpton doesn't really like white liberals. He's playing them.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:18 AM (ZHVt1)


He's worked them for at least seven figures.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 09:22 AM (y7DUB)

257 Cats we have had:
Lancelot, Bump, Bunny, Cleo, Pumpkin, Edison, Rescue, Silas, Snarf, Cutie, and recently, briefly, Ossie the farm cat.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (TayrX)
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Duke (because he walked like John Wayne), The Polka-dot Puma, Baby, Orlando, Jack the Goof, Iolanthe and Leonore.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:22 AM (LBiAf)

258 Now why bother playing your own music when you can get quality recorded sound everywhere?
Posted by: Yawrate

What I see now in areas where in the past youngins might gather with one person playing a guitar and everyone singing, are kids doing dance moves to kpop or whatever.

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:22 AM (fQLrM)

259 I don't do the book learnin' too good now, but read You Have the Right to Remain Innocent yesterday. Fascinating and infuriating reading. Been dealing with a bit of this lately, and it is truly terrifying how much the deck is stacked against normal Americans.

Posted by: Trog04 at August 22, 2021 09:23 AM (T2s1D)

260 Some people can be friends outside of politics. But I am not sure how you can be friends with a person who advocates for a political philosophy which wants you dead.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:23 AM (TayrX)

261 Cats we have had:
Lancelot, Bump, Bunny, Cleo, Pumpkin, Edison, Rescue, Silas, Snarf, Cutie, and recently, briefly, Ossie the farm cat.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021


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Rusty, L'il Bit, Tuna Fish, Mitzi, Arizona, Marie-Antoinette, Angelique, Annabelle, Tatiana Romanova, Wolf, and Chekov.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 09:23 AM (+nNqu)

262 Escaping the Delta by Elijah Wald is the best book about the blues ever written. He researched juke box lists in shacks in the delta that showed what people really listened to. Support for the blues was mostly a white phenomenon because the last thing poor blacks wanted to listen to were songs of despair. Fuck that, they wanted to put that behind and have fun. Muddy Waters wanted to play Gene Autrey songs but the record companies dictated otherwise. Wald concentrates on Robert Johnson and examines each of his songs in terms of how he was trying to create a hit.

I probably should read his other books. Strangely enough I was thinking about him earlier in the week.
Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 08:23 AM (y7DUB)

Anyone who thinks that the blues is mostly music of "despair" hasn't listened to very much blues.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:24 AM (LvCyZ)

263 I once had a hairless cat named Apple.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:24 AM (45fpk)

264 I've had one cat in my life-a white cat I called Snowball. Then I realized I'm allergic.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at August 22, 2021 09:25 AM (cSyAR)

265 Some people can be friends outside of politics. But I am not sure how you can be friends with a person who advocates for a political philosophy which wants you dead.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:23 AM (TayrX)
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Most of them have no idea this is the logical end result of what they pursue.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (EZebt)

266 In a Sinatra style im singing...Are We Not Men.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (X04zC)

267 At the BEE:

The military would really love to help, but we just can't," said Secretary Austin. "Fighting terrorists, securing safe passage to airports, flying planes that's just not our thing. We're more into diversity training and free gender transition surgeries, to be honest. That's the stuff that's more in our wheelhouse."

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (yrol0)

268 Then I realized I'm allergic.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at August 22, 2021 09:25 AM (cSyAR)


Go hairless. They're smart, and they scare the neighbors.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (45fpk)

269 Spoilers:

Anyone on any TV show is an actor.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:27 AM (oxVgP)

270 Moving Afghani refugees to Missouri? Somewhat of a risky proposition if they are moved to rural areas. Sure, they might try taking over the meth trade, but they might also disappear...

Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 09:27 AM (K5n5d)

271 Go hairless. They're smart, and they scare the neighbors.
Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (45fpk)

I'm now officially a dog person.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at August 22, 2021 09:28 AM (cSyAR)

272 There are many great covers of Robert Johnson songs, including by Clapton and The Rolling Stones. The Blues Brothers kill Sweet Home Chicago.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:28 AM (ZHVt1)

273 Time for church. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:28 AM (oxVgP)

274 I'm not sure the Afghanis would automatically become Democrats considering they just got royally shafted by this administration.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:29 AM (Y+l9t)

275 Of to read and laze about, as is my wont.

Take care, and have an excelsior Sunday!

Thanks again, OM.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at August 22, 2021 09:30 AM (Dc2NZ)

276 grammie the hairless cats are so cool!

smart like a Siamese smart? or smart like an insane Bengal smart?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 22, 2021 09:30 AM (j9HX3)

277 270 Moving Afghani refugees to Missouri? Somewhat of a risky proposition if they are moved to rural areas. Sure, they might try taking over the meth trade, but they might also disappear...
Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 09:27 AM (K5n5d)

And really nothing precludes them from leaving these states and congregating in urban areas with afghans already in the country.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:31 AM (ONvIw)

278 smart like a Siamese smart? or smart like an insane Bengal smart?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at August 22, 2021 09:30 AM (j9HX3)


I've only ever had a Siamese, no Bengal. I would say the hairless was a little smarter than my very trainable Siamese.

Posted by: grammie winger at August 22, 2021 09:31 AM (45fpk)

279 The expresso espresso error is one I only recently learned I had been doing wrong all these years. Mrs. Wrecks got me an espresso machine for Father's Day and in shopping for espresso I learned how to actually spell it.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 08:34 AM (d9FiS)

I don't know if that is so much an "error" as it is simply a different way of rendering a foreign word into English.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:32 AM (LvCyZ)

280 And speaking of pre-Edison era, a really interesting biography to read is Jenny Lind. She just missed having her voice recorded.

She was an illegitimate daughter, and someone connected with the theatre happened to hear her singing to her cat when she was a child.

She must have had an amazing voice, since she took Europe and America by storm. (Queen Victoria came to listen 14 nights in a row)

Hans Christian Anderson was in love with her, Mendelssohn was in love with her, but she didn't have affairs because she was illegitimate, herself. (the stuff about PT Barnum in the movie was complete fiction; she didn't like his style of marketing, and left his American tour)

Wound up marrying her piano player, a quiet Jewish man. Very philanthropic, and donated most of her earnings to children's' causes.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:32 AM (AwPyG)

281
Most of them have no idea this is the logical end result of what they pursue.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM (EZebt)

They still believe in skittle farting unicorns and feel that everyone will be elevated, or at least no one will lose what they have. Monumentally stupid utopian dreams.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:33 AM (ONvIw)

282 Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:27 AM (oxVgP)

Based on the hashes all of Moron Robbie's posts today are by trolls.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 09:34 AM (8hAZW)

283 I've had one cat in my life-a white cat I called Snowball. Then I realized I'm allergic.

Now that I think about it, we (my family) has had a few hundred cats over the years, but we've never had a white one. They were all named, but there was a lot of re-usage going on. If you looked like the first Peanut, or Pokey, or Spooky, you were probably getting that name.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2021 09:35 AM (l0Lgi)

284 I have given up on the weather app on my phone. No rain in today's forecast but I look out and it has clouded up and now my phone says drizzle for the next hour. Yesterday, same thing. Said no rain and on my way to the pool started to rain. Then the phone says oh by the way, it's raining. No s..t Sherlock.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:36 AM (Y+l9t)

285 I beg to differ about free-range eggs. They're excellent. Maybe your chickens were sick.
Posted by: Trimegistus at August 22, 2021 08:39 AM (QZxDR)

I hate chickens. Nasty critters. I don't want cage-free, free-range eggs. I want eggs from chickens that have been confined and punished.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:36 AM (LvCyZ)

286 @SkyNews 4m

BREAKING: The White House has confirmed Joe Biden will attend the virtual G7 crisis meeting on Tuesday.

A statement said the leaders will "discuss continuing our close coordination on Afghanistan policy" and evacuation plans.

https://tinyurl.com/yzohm4ol

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 09:36 AM (cF8AT)

287 BREAKING: The White House has confirmed Joe Biden will attend the virtual G7 crisis meeting on Tuesday.

Whoever does that "Fresh Prince" stuff in the sidebar should call in for Biden.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2021 09:38 AM (l0Lgi)

288 Orwell!

Posted by: RobertM at August 22, 2021 09:38 AM (qWhQP)

289 Today is the 536th anniversary of the death in battle of the last Plantagenet King of England, Richard III.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:39 AM (LBiAf)

290 I buy eggs from a neighbor- they yolks are a lot more yellow and I think they taste better

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:39 AM (fQLrM)

291 I got an email from Barnes and Noble this morning. They are offering signed editions of "The 1619 Project" and are proud to do so.

Not just NO!! FVCK NO!!!

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (7EjX1)

292 statement said the leaders will "discuss continuing our close coordination on Afghanistan policy" and evacuation plans.

++++++
Hahahahaha(takes a breath) hahahahaha
Bet it's via zoom.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (Y+l9t)

293 Checked in on the state letter network talk shows this morning and discovered the Trump administration shares the blame for what's happening at our southern border and in Afghanistan.

Posted by: Auspex at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (Xo3T0)

294 289 Thank you for that. Very cool.

Posted by: callsign claymore at August 22, 2021 09:41 AM (UXbm4)

295 I got an email from Barnes and Noble this morning. They are offering signed editions of "The 1619 Project" and are proud to do so.

Not just NO!! FVCK NO!!!
Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (7EjX1)
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Do that in a Joe Pesci voice.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:41 AM (LBiAf)

296 The meme with mispronounced words? I have a friend who consistently says supposebly

I think sometimes, for whatever reason, the brain just can't put certain sounds in a certain order. I once worked with a guy who could not say "cinnamon" if his life depended on it.

Me: "Say 'sin.'" Him: "Sin."
"Ah." "Ah."
"Mon." "Mon."
"Cinnamon." "Cimnumnum."

Posted by: CA Board of Elections at August 22, 2021 09:41 AM (nfrXX)

297 Bet it's via zoom.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (Y+l9t)
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So, the Chinese will be listening.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:42 AM (LBiAf)

298 Crap. Off CA Board of Corruptions sock.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 09:42 AM (nfrXX)

299 "'Everything woke turns to sh*t.'"

Pithy, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:42 AM (ZHVt1)

300 291 I got an email from Barnes and Noble this morning. They are offering signed editions of "The 1619 Project" and are proud to do so.

Not just NO!! FVCK NO!!!
Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:40 AM (7EjX1)

I got that email. I unsubscribed. I haven't bought anything from them in at least 2 years.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:42 AM (ONvIw)

301 In our home, my wife (the lovely and accomplished Annlucia) and I read aloud to each other - something we've done since before the kids were born, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. This week's read-aloud is Jason Riley's "Maverick: A Biography of Thomas Sowell". This is an intellectual biography rather than a description of the events of Sowell's life: Riley traces the development of Sowell's thought in his career. In a sense, it's devoid of incident - once Sowell came to the University of Chicago for his postgraduate work and abandoned Marxism for the image of man found in the works of the classical economists, his career has been one of widening and deepening that insight, exploring it in ways and in areas not yet touched by other economists. It's a fascinating, well-written introduction to Sowell's work.

One point that Riley makes is worth pondering. Sowell, who is black began his career in the brief period between the striking down of Jim Crow laws, and the coming of "affirmative action" - that is, in the brief respite between two long periods of government interference in the lives of blacks.

Highly recommended.

Posted by: Nemo at August 22, 2021 09:43 AM (S6ArX)

302 244 @219

A gossip site said that Tucker Carlson and Don Lemon will never criticize each other because they are friends.

So that was a head scratcher.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:19 AM (AwPyG)


That's nonsense. I've heard Carlson ridicule Lemon many times on his show.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:43 AM (qX1k9)

303 Nukular

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:43 AM (fQLrM)

304 BREAKING: The White House has confirmed Joe Biden will attend the virtual G7 crisis meeting on Tuesday.

Whoever does that "Fresh Prince" stuff in the sidebar should call in for Biden.
Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2021 09:38 AM (l0Lgi)


What's the over/under he wil wear a mask to this virtual meeting?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 09:43 AM (axyOa)

305 that was herodotus, if memory serves,

Posted by: alien covenant was much worse at August 22, 2021 09:44 AM (hMlTh)

306 191 The creative naming of a black cat is a delicate matter.

Posted by: zombie h.p. lovecraft at August 22, 2021 09:01 AM (QU5/


Neezhay ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 09:44 AM (AHq56)

307 I had a cat named Snowball
She died! She died!
Mom said she was sleeping.
She lied! She lied!

--Lisa Simpson, being a beatnik

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:45 AM (AwPyG)

308 Nukular
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:43 AM (fQLrM)
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According to Howland Owl, "The nuclear physics ain't so new and ain't so clear."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:45 AM (LBiAf)

309 Wenda mentioned writing six books of over 600,000 words in the past year.

I really need to up my game.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2021 09:46 AM (AR5aF)

310 @302

I stand corrected! Or at least, Crazy Days and Nights does.

It did seem too bizarre to be true

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:46 AM (AwPyG)

311 Have to post before I get willowed. Sad to say I'm not even hung over, just still drunk from last night, so please bear with me. andycanuck and MPPPP gave me great recommendations a couple of weeks ago so I want to thank them. The Pierre Berton books my library had were kind of random but I love them and will buy them. One, which I highly recommend to anyone and everyone, is "Prisoners of the North". It's a collection of biographical essays of crazy Canadians and I guess other crazy people who became obsessed with Northern Canada. The essays on Klondike Joe Boyle and the poet Robert Service were especially fascinating. I'll continue in another comment since I'm sure the hamsters are getting mad.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 09:47 AM (kVcY8)

312 Hey OM!
Do you feel like you've recovered from the blood loss - energy back to normal etc?

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:47 AM (fQLrM)

313 Books I've had to replace:

LOTR (naturally)

most of the Lensman, Skylark, original Conan and Matt Helm series. Fortunately, the Matt Helm series has been reissued in recent years. I've replaced the Lensman books with a two volume hardcover collection of them. Similar for the Skylark books and Conan.

Sometimes I replace the paperbacks, still usable, with hardcover editions. The Count of Monte Cristo, Montaigne's essays, Canterbury Tales, Treasure Island come to mind right off. The paperback versions are given to friends, especially young folks if possible.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:48 AM (7EjX1)

314 274 I'm not sure the Afghanis would automatically become Democrats considering they just got royally shafted by this administration.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 09:29 AM (Y+l9t)


They will if you load them up with welfare benefits for life.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:48 AM (qX1k9)

315 Expect the other G7 heads of state to savage Biden. He won't be able to lie his way out.

Many of those stranded are children of the global rich and connected working for NGOs and such. The people who truly matter have been ringing the phone off the hook for global leaders.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:48 AM (ZHVt1)

316 Is Huxley a good name for a cat? My grandson keeps begging for a kitteh
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

Cats could possibly care less what you name them. I seen it myself. For all intensive purposes, then won't come when you call them, irregardless of what you call them.

And Epstein didn't kill himself. Ex Cetera.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 09:49 AM (5ieoM)

317 Remember, though, he lied solely to promote himself and start a riot that caused the murder of at least Jewish man, and has not just avoided taxes but broken and flaunted the law.

I'm honestly shocked he's not a Congressional Republican.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) PSA on action you can take if your local school requires masks at August 22, 2021 09:20 AM (oxVgP)

Speaking of words and phrases misused...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:49 AM (CpC8A)

318 296 I think sometimes, for whatever reason, the brain just can't put certain sounds in a certain order. I once worked with a guy who could not say "cinnamon" if his life depended on it.


There's a very funny video of Stephen Fry commenting on his reading of the audiobooks of Harry Potter. He called JKR to complain that he could not pronounce one of the phrases but the contract required the audio to match the text exactly so her response to his request for a change was "no". And then she made sure the same phrase was in all the sequels.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 09:50 AM (AHq56)

319 They will if you load them up with welfare benefits for life.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:48 AM (qX1k9)

And I'm sure they will, so they will vote for the Bread Man every time.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

320 I finishedInstruments of "Darkness The History of Electronic Warfare, 1939-1945" by Dr Alfred Price. I got it as a Kindle daily deal and found it really interesting, particularly as the war went on and the Brits developed more sophistication in applying EW on their night bombing missions. There is a chapter on the Pacific War but there's less to cover as the Japanese were several years behind in radar technology. I'd recommend it if the topic interests you.

Posted by: J. Random Dude at August 22, 2021 09:50 AM (FfJxM)

321 @309

Three and a half million words in a year? Hmmm

I'm not sure you could do that, even if you were just copying other books 24 hours a day, let alone coming up with new material.

Maybe she's a robot.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:51 AM (AwPyG)

322 The meme with mispronounced words? I have a friend who consistently says supposebly

*****

How about comfortable?

Cumph-terr-bull
v.
com-fur-ta-bull

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Xwt96)

323 We had a cat named TC. She was a stray that we didn't intend to keep so she didn't get a name. Took her to the vet to be checked out and they asked the name. We said, well we just call her the cat. As in "Where's the cat?" "Have you fed the cat?" So when we got the receipt, it said across the top "The Cat [ last name ]." That pretty much sealed the deal. She lived with us as TC for another 19 years.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (nfrXX)

324 I watched Trump's rally last night. He was very clear that the election was stolen. Sure sounded like he's going to run in 2024.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (ZHVt1)

325 Sorry a total of over 600k words spread across six stories.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (AR5aF)

326 A pug! Yay!

Posted by: acethepug at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (qPKAe)

327 There's a very funny video of Stephen Fry commenting on his reading of the audiobooks of Harry Potter. He called JKR to complain that he could not pronounce one of the phrases but the contract required the audio to match the text exactly so her response to his request for a change was "no". And then she made sure the same phrase was in all the sequels.
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 09:50 AM (AHq56)
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When I read the Potter books aloud, I was struck by how often the phrase "Harry, Ron and Hermione" turns up. It's a thing you don't really notice when you're reading silently. I postulated that JKR must have had a keyboard macro for that phrase, based on how frequently it appears.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (LBiAf)

328 Is Huxley a good name for a cat? My grandson keeps begging for a kitteh
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 08:14 AM (ONvIw)

IMO the best name for any cat is Dfer.
When asked what Dfer stands for you reply:
D for dumb.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (8hAZW)

329 324 I watched Trump's rally last night. He was very clear that the election was stolen. Sure sounded like he's going to run in 2024.
Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (ZHVt1

And how will we prevent unpunished donks from doing the same thing again? We can't. New laws will be as easily defied as old ones.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (ONvIw)

330 @319

It's an interesting strategy (to re-start the plan of replacing this electorate with one that's more compliant)

I think that was the main reason Trump was elected in the first place.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (AwPyG)

331 Lay/Lie

Only chickens lay eggs.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (Kx3kq)

332 Would it be pendantic of me to point out a dangling participle?

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (Xwt96)

333 M. C. Escher would have loved that library vista ... and probably Borges would have, too, when he could have seen, of course.

reading:
1858, a view of pre-Unfortunate Disagreement America
Running with Sherman, rescue donkey story
Chasing the Phoenix, set in mythical future China, amusingly weird

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (YjYuE)

334 Would it be pendantic of me to point out a dangling participle?
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (Xwt96)

Sounds like something you should keep in your pants.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (xNrL5)

335 Reading Berton's "Niagra" now, and it's a hoot. Takes a little time to get into because it starts with a geology lecture (I don't mind that) but it's filled with wacky characters, amazing feats, engineering marvels, appalling criminals and I don't even know what else, since I'm only a third through it. Never in life would I have thought that the Canadian side would be the seamy side. I recommend this one as well.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (kVcY8)

336 You won't have to worry about how the Afghanis vote. Their felony convictions for rape and other mayhem will remove them from the voting pool within a relatively short timeframe.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (QU5/8)

337 I think sometimes, for whatever reason, the brain just can't put certain sounds in a certain order. I once worked with a guy who could not say "cinnamon" if his life depended on it.

Posted by: CA Board of Elections at August 22, 2021 09:41 AM (nfrXX)

I know someone who would get allergy symptoms, and say "where's my Zyrtex. I need to take my Zyrtex! Has anyone seen my Zyrtex?"

It's like the mouth couldn't stop on the "c."

All I know is I wanted to rip her nose off her face, whenever she said it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (5ieoM)

338 How about comfortable?

Cumph-terr-bull
v.
com-fur-ta-bull
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Xwt96)

Cumftabul

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (fQLrM)

339 I should be getting ready for church but my digestive tract is feeling funny. I have a 45 minute drive so that could be a problem.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (cSyAR)

340 @EenaRuffini

"So they're still effectively on their own when it comes to getting to the airport?" @MajorCBS to @SecBlinken asking if the US Military will go out and get US citizens. Blinken says giving them guidance and helping tell them where to go is the best way to do that.

"They are in control of #kabul. That is the reality."
@SecBlinken when asked by @MajorCBS if the US has to ask permission from the Taliban.

https://tinyurl.com/yzvw63bt

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (cF8AT)

341 How about comfortable?

Cumph-terr-bull
v.
com-fur-ta-bull
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Xwt96)

Cumftabul
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (fQLrM)

Comfy.

Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (xNrL5)

342 91 ... Hrothgar,

Prayers started for your friend's daughter. A stroke at 16 years old? Oh dear God.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (7EjX1)

343 I see the comments were put into the time machine again.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (TayrX)

344 @329

Exactly--the people who allowed this to happen (even if they didn't actively participate, and many did) are the ones who are supposed to fix it. Seems unlikley.

But there have been a lot of articles lately about what happens when the fraud is made very clear, and Biden is not only a disaster, but everyone realizes he cheated his way into the disaster, but the people in charge of certain states still won't budge.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (AwPyG)

345 Only 3 cats
Ralphina
And the sisters Cinnamon and Sugar

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (znIQ9)

346 Sheesh, Niagara.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (kVcY8)

347 Every library should have a cat

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 09:57 AM (znIQ9)

348 You won't have to worry about how the Afghanis vote. Their felony convictions for rape and other mayhem will remove them from the voting pool within a relatively short timeframe.
Posted by: bear

hahahahaha, breath, hahahaha.
(Dem governor's with pen)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 09:57 AM (8hAZW)

349 I wonder what the world will be like at 10:57 eastern?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:57 AM (TayrX)

350 Never in life would I have thought that the Canadian side would be the seamy side. I recommend this one as well.
Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (kVcY

The Canadian side was very tacky in the 90s. Like a county fair with cheap souvenirs, and food vendors everywhere.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:58 AM (ONvIw)

351 Will the afghani refugees be handed a voter registration card with their customs forms?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (TayrX)

352 BREAKING: The White House has confirmed Joe Biden will attend the virtual G7 crisis meeting on Tuesday.

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 09:36 AM


So they're either upping his meds or breaking out the good stuff.

Wait, no. This is a "virtual" meeting. Never mind. They'll probably just use a hand puppet.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (qX1k9)

353 Sheesh, Niagara.
Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (kVcY

Not to be mistaken for Viagra Falls, which is the second honeymoon capital of North America.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (CpC8A)

354 I've been reading volume 3 of the SFWA Grand Masters books. Volume 3 because that's the one I received as a gift from my now ex.

It turns out that I'm not a huge fan of the stories by Lester del Rey or Frederik Pohl. I'm hoping I like the others better.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (17UTy)

355 Nemo,
See post 161

Posted by: Just Some Guy at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (JzDjf)

356 Would it be pendantic of me to point out a dangling participle?
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:54 AM (Xwt96)

Only during a plandemic. On the Tintannic, in the Antlantic.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (5ieoM)

357 Gateway by Fred Pohl should be the next movie franchise.

Frederick Brown is the funniest science fiction short story writer of all time.

Posted by: Book Lover at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (ZDsBk)

358 Only chickens lay eggs.

****

And ducks lay down.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Xwt96)

359 If not for my wife, I would still be mispronouncing certain words.

"Suave" and "Adirondacks" come to mind.

Oh, this reminds me of a ball game we were watching on TV. Joe Garigiola was talking about a player from Neodesha -- or, as he put it, "Ne-OOOHH - de-shah."

Any Kansan could tell you it's "Ne-oh-de-SHAY."

Made me wonder how many other mispronunciations of his went past me.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Om/di)

360 Wonder what Biden will do when our NATO allies tear him a new one at this meeting. They have no reason to be nice.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at August 22, 2021 10:00 AM (Y+l9t)

361 "Wait, no. This is a "virtual" meeting. Never mind. They'll probably just use a hand puppet."

LOL

Posted by: Tuna at August 22, 2021 10:00 AM (gLRfa)

362 351 Will the afghani refugees be handed a voter registration card with their customs forms?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (TayrX)


Yes. With the 'Democrat' box already checked off.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 10:00 AM (qX1k9)

363 @327

Hahaha Good for her!

And there's a similar Jenny Lind story; when she was 18 her managers took her to try out at the Paris Opera. They passed.

Years later, when she was the toast of Europe, the Opera repeatedly asked her to come sing.

She always politely declined.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:00 AM (AwPyG)

364 "Wonder what Biden will do when our NATO allies tear him a new one at this meeting. They have no reason to be nice."

I wonder if he'll cancel at the last minute.

Posted by: Tuna at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (gLRfa)

365 And ducks lay down.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Xwt96)

You know why Donald Duck was feeling down in the mouth?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (CpC8A)

366 247. So what religious or charity organizations are located in the states mentioned particularly Missouri and SC? These refugees are being assisted every step of the way including providing housing, food etc. They likely do not speak English and are being given free medical care. Someone is doing for them and making money at it from the government just like the Catholic charities and the Somalis.

Posted by: Jen the original at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (ejh1p)

367 You should be able to go down Viagra Falls and drift to Intercourse, PA.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (89T5c)

368 Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 09:52 AM (Xwt96)

Cumftabul
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 09:55 AM (fQLrM)

Comfy.
Posted by: Cato, Collectivism Delenda Est, Post-Apocalyptic Scourge of the Seas at August 22, 2021 09:56 AM (xNrL5)

I have anxiety and ADHD, so I don't even know what word you guys are talking about.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (5ieoM)

369 Wait. Monastic libraries disseminating western culture?? Burn them!!!

Posted by: A Covey of Taliban Karen's at August 22, 2021 10:01 AM (jvt6t)

370 Afghani family of six already relocated to Columbia, SC, one to two weeks ago. Really? Two weeks ago? They are lying sacks. No doubt they have been bringing them to our country far longer than that.

Biden rescinded the veto power states, cities had about refugee resettlement. He cancelled Trump's executive order granting veto power to states.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (PisyI)

371 And how will we prevent unpunished donks from doing the same thing again? We can't. New laws will be as easily defied as old ones.
Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 09:53 AM (ONvIw)


After voting agree with like minded folks to meet at the polling station, or the mayors office, or the State capital, you choose, and stand there. And two-three becomes 20-30. Then 20-30 becomes 300. Then 3000.
You get the idea.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (axyOa)

372 "When was the last time you read a contemporary writer who wrote great prose?"

If it wasn't for the books written by Horde members and a VERY few others most of my fiction reading starts with the 1940s and rapidly gets older.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (7EjX1)

373 How about the dachshund v. dash hound controversy?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (d9FiS)

374 If not for my wife, I would still be mispronouncing certain words.
"Suave" and "Adirondacks" come to mind.
Oh, this reminds me of a ball game we were watching on TV. Joe Garigiola was talking about a player from Neodesha -- or, as he put it, "Ne-OOOHH - de-shah."

Any Kansan could tell you it's "Ne-oh-de-SHAY."

Made me wonder how many other mispronunciations of his went past me.
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Om/di)
----------
I'll leave this here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOd3lwluQIw

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (LBiAf)

375 How will Biden react if other world leaders-people he can't bully-get aggressive with him.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (cSyAR)

376 Jen,

Here in SC it is Luthern Services Carolina.

I'm sure there other groups too.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (PisyI)

377 @359

Like Vin Scully calling the city "La Jolla" with a J when the J should have been pronounced like an H.

Jolly La Jolla

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (AwPyG)

378 Kamala is teaching Biden the condescending laugh.

How silly of you to bring up the suffering of others at my hand. Or, rather, at the hand of a multitude of low level staffers who we cant possibly hold accountable.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (TayrX)

379 If I'm keeping up felons can vote in Virginia, and doubt 1 Afghanistani will be moved within 75 miles of DC

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (znIQ9)

380 Learning to play an instrument is hard. It takes a lot of practice and dedication. I learned to play because I like to sing and choirs are not fun for altos who are only ever allowed to sing harmonies and never melodies. I've played guitar for over 50 years and I still only play well enough to play most of the songs I want to sing. My dad, who taught me to play, and I volunteered at the local nursing homes and many of the residents told me about going to house parties and dances when they were children and young adults and all the musicians were from local families. Does that happen any more? Maybe, somewhere. There are a lot of good young musicians making music these days and they didn't learn by watching MTV or listening to Sirius.

Posted by: huerfano at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (MzKgG)

381 375 How will Biden react if other world leaders-people he can't bully-get aggressive with him.


He's already walking out on the press. Hanging up the call should not be a big stretch.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (AHq56)

382 poultry puns.

quack.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (Kx3kq)

383 Does anyone even listen to music on the radio any more?


SiriusXM Radio. Channel 69 - Willie's Roadhouse. Only station I listen to. Artists nowadays aren't good enough to carry Hank Williams water.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (OCTRt)

384 Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (cSyAR)

Listen, Fat, you allies can't hold my dog pony soldiers jock strap.

Posted by: Peznit Paste Eater at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (jvt6t)

385 Anyone have any thoughts on the Jack Russell Terrier vs Holy Terror Ball of Energy and Barking Death controversy?

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (axyOa)

386 Now do worchester.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (TayrX)

387 Wonder what Biden will do when our NATO allies tear him a new one at this meeting. They have no reason to be nice.
Posted by: Sharon

Biden will not *do* anything. He will not remember the insult.
His handlers will report to the MSM that Biden was acclaimed for his leadership.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (8hAZW)

388 Biden rescinded the veto power states, cities had about refugee resettlement. He cancelled Trump's executive order granting veto power to states.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:02 AM (PisyI)

They've been dumping "migrant" minors in Westchester Country for months now. Now do Nassau and Suffolk

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:05 AM (ONvIw)

389 - I use "libary" often, informally of course, it's a Hordeism.

- will do, Hrothgar !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (YjYuE)

390 69 Ok Consuela. Here is your can of lemon pledge. You need to wipe down all of the woodwork.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 08:27 AM (TayrX)

That's what novices and postulants are for.

Posted by: Fox2! at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (qyH+l)

391
Here in SC it is Luthern Services Carolina.

I'm sure there other groups too.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:03 AM (PisyI)

Theft completely coopted religious groups by paying them to assist in lawbreaking.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (ONvIw)

392 386 Now do worchester.

Worcester ?

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (AHq56)

393 Made me wonder how many other mispronunciations of his went past me.
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (Om/di)

I give proper names something of a pass. If someone is named Zephadodia and they tell me it's pronouned "Zee-pah-dadeleedoo," fine. I'll try to remember that.

But place names... in southern Illnoise is the town of Cairo. Like Egypt? Oh no. The Egyptians live is Ki-Row. These people live in Kay-Row.

No you don't, you're illiterate hoosiers.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (5ieoM)

394 I never could figure out how to get down off an elephant.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Xwt96)

395 My dad, who taught me to play, and I volunteered at the local nursing homes and many of the residents told me about going to house parties and dances when they were children and young adults and all the musicians were from local families. Does that happen any more? Maybe, somewhere. There are a lot of good young musicians making music these days and they didn't learn by watching MTV or listening to Sirius.
Posted by: huerfano


Deep in the hills and hollers of Appalachia and up in the bayous of South Louisiana.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (OCTRt)

396 Ralphina
And the sisters Cinnamon and Sugar
Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021


***
Marie-Antoinette began life as a boy cat, but Linda and I had no idea until a vet visit some years into her life. We didn't change her name, even though she'd have adapted. What were we going to call her, "Murray" Antoinette? And as you see, we still refer to the cat as "she/her."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (+nNqu)

397 CN, Exactly right

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (PisyI)

398 394 I never could figure out how to get down off an elephant.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Xwt96)


Garden shears. The coat is very coarse ... and sparse.

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (AHq56)

399 Does anyone even listen to music on the radio any more?

SiriusXM Radio. Channel 69 - Willie's Roadhouse. Only station I listen to. Artists nowadays aren't good enough to carry Hank Williams water.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:04 AM (OCTRt)
***

Hits of the 60's, 70'. and 80's and yes, Yacht Radio.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (axyOa)

400 "227 And now for a book I don't recommend and a warning to buying something unseen. I saw American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783 - 1850 in a catalog and thought it would be something I would like.
Not five pages in, the author starts whining about "white supremacy," so into the garbage the book goes. The neighbor across the street has one of those "little libraries," so I will probably stick it in there.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at August 22, 2021 08:19 AM (2JVJo)

I recommend the garbage, with the coffee grounds dumped on top. No point in letting filth like that pollute other minds.
It's very rare that I don't pass on a book, but I don't spread poison.
Posted by: Not From Around Here at August 22, 2021 09:12 AM (wrzAm)"


this !
wet garbage, burn bag, whatever; passing that brainrot on is like donating rat poison to the food pantry.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 22, 2021 10:08 AM (YjYuE)

401 Theme song at the feather pillow packing factory Down Under:

Tie me kangaroo's down, mate.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:08 AM (Xwt96)

402 Oh, this reminds me of a ball game we were watching on TV. Joe Garigiola was talking about a player from Neodesha -- or, as he put it, "Ne-OOOHH - de-shah."

Any Kansan could tell you it's "Ne-oh-de-SHAY."

Made me wonder how many other mispronunciations of his went past me.


That's a different thing though, when local pronunciations differ from what "normal" American-English phonetic rules would suggest. There's no reason for that to be a long A at the end of that name or for the primary stress to be on the last syllable except that there is. Like KAY-ro Illinois or pal-uh-STEEN Texas.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 10:09 AM (nfrXX)

403 397 CN, Exactly right

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:07 AM (PisyI)

Illegal aliens do not have to be "reunited" here. This is massive propaganda.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:09 AM (ONvIw)

404 The world is bleak. Gonna hunker down and feather my nest.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:09 AM (Kx3kq)

405 4 What would you name a Siamese cat - Ming?
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12)

Well, they do have the reputation of being merciless. On the other hand, my dad had a dog named Ming.

Started "How Paris became Paris" Nice read about urban planning. Despite Mile of Music being over and the grandkids on their way back to Maine I still haven't been reading much. I've gotta fix that, and soon.

Posted by: who knew at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (4I7VG)

406 CN,

Yes, you are right.

Posted by: four seasons at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (PisyI)

407 404 The world is bleak. Gonna hunker down and feather my nest.
Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:09 AM (Kx3kq)

More for us to claim...go for it

Posted by: Illegals at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (ONvIw)

408 I listen to the one classical music station on the radio

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (fQLrM)

409 394 I never could figure out how to get down off an elephant.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Xwt96)


Roll the tape up backwards on your hand so the sticky side is out. The tap gently all the while scratching behind the elephants ear. They like that.

So I'm told.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (axyOa)

410 Any Kansan could tell you it's "Ne-oh-de-SHAY."

Or the Canadian: ne-oh-de-shah-eh

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (AHq56)

411 I say New York, and they are all, like "No New Yawk!" Then in NJ, they say "No! New Ark" and Delaware is like "Please, it is New Erk".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (TayrX)

412 Pronounce Refugio Texas. I'll wait.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (jvt6t)

413
this !
wet garbage, burn bag, whatever; passing that brainrot on is like donating rat poison to the food pantry.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 22, 2021 10:08 AM (YjYuE)

If it's a thick book, cut the middle out of most of the pages to make a hollow book for hiding valuables.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (CpC8A)

414 I never could figure out how to get down off an elephant.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:06 AM (Xwt96)

Which reminds me, capital letters are an abused thing, but they are vitally important if you are writing about needing to help your Uncle Jack off a horse.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (5ieoM)

415 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)

416 @371 --

*bullhorn switched on*

"This is an unlawful assembly. Disperse immediately or be subject to arrest."

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 10:12 AM (Om/di)

417
-do not forget Joe Biden can can fuck up almost everything

Posted by: Barack at August 22, 2021 10:12 AM (bTQ72)

418 I wonder when they'll get around to more editing of non-PC books. It was stunning to read about the omissions in current copies of Windswept House. Do they cut parts of Solzhenitsyn?

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:12 AM (ONvIw)

419 Pronounce Refugio Texas. I'll wait.
Posted by: Jak Sucio at August 22, 2021 10:10 AM (jvt6t)
----------
re-FUR-ee-oh.

But I knew that beforehand.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (LBiAf)

420 And as a Frontpage article last week pointed out, no where a Afghanistani goes no matter the crime they will never ever be deported. The West will be stuck with them for life.

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (znIQ9)

421 415 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)


You mean: aluminium (they spell it differently as well).

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (AHq56)

422 good point, AOP !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (YjYuE) at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (YjYuE)

423 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis


Or Mee-thane gas.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (OCTRt)

424
Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.


vitamins is on the same scale

Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (bTQ72)

425 Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)

Or a Canadian pronounce asphalt? Ash-phalt

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (ONvIw)

426 So I'm told.
Posted by: Diogenes


*****

Snort!

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (Xwt96)

427 416 @371 --

*bullhorn switched on*

"This is an unlawful assembly. Disperse immediately or be subject to arrest."
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 10:12 AM (Om/di)

Stay...they will take their time arresting anyone. Then start singing. Move away...then come back.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (axyOa)

428 But I knew that beforehand.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (LBiAf)

You win an AOS Platinum upgrade.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at August 22, 2021 10:14 AM (jvt6t)

429 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)

It would be kind of neat, except they don't stick the landing. They put an extra "i" in the rump, and I'm sorry, but it's just not there.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:14 AM (5ieoM)

430 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)
------------
And they actually spell it "aluminium".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:14 AM (LBiAf)

431 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021


**
Al-you-MIN-ee-um?

When I was in drama class in the '70s, we were constantly told that it was "STOM-ach," not "stummick," and "nyoo," not "noo," in New York and New Jersey.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:14 AM (+nNqu)

432 You have to plug your lamp into the mains so you have light to practice your maths.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:14 AM (TayrX)

433 I've been continuing to read Matt Helm novels. Perhaps not great literature but I'm enjoying them. It's interesting that even back in the '50s and '60s when these were being written, incipient.progressivism was sufficiently prevalent that Helm frequently ridicules it, particularly the anti-gun, love your enemy policies.

I like to watch, play, and read along similar lines so I'm on a Mission Impossible, Hitman, and Matt Helm binge.

SPOILER ALERT!!!

Women! For 15 years, Matt is a loving and loved husband, father, and family man and then ONE TIME his wife catches him torturing a Soviet agent for information then killing her and pfft! it's all out the window.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (d9FiS)

434 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:11 AM (AwPyG)

They say it that way because they spell it that way, which is probably the correct scientific Latin way to do it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (CpC8A)

435 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.

vitamins is on the same scale
Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 22, 2021


***
"Gair-azh" instead of "gar-ajj."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (+nNqu)

436 "Febuary". I have never heard or used another 'r'.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (9Fwwf)

437 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.
Posted by: artemis


Or Mee-thane gas.
Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:13 AM (OCTRt)
-----------
And the last letter in the Greek alphabet is "oh-MEE-guh".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (LBiAf)

438 CN - I guess it's nice to know that some things don't change. I've never been to Niagara Falls. In my small mind, I always think the Canadians are more high-minded than us in the US. Yeah I'm dumb that way.

And AOP, you are killing me.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (kVcY8)

439 Probably better to feather the nest first, and then hunker down.

Makes the hunkering easier

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (AwPyG)

440 '10,000 Americans are stranded in Afghanistan and Chuck Schumer is dancing with Stephen Colbert!': Senate Majority leader and Mayor de Blasio are slammed for going ahead with NYC's 'Tone Deaf' Homecoming gig that was abandoned


this is the gheyest thing you might ever see, schumer dancing

Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (bTQ72)

441 "Gair-azh" instead of "gar-ajj."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (+nNqu)

Gar-idj

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (AHq56)

442 In Kansas, the river automatically becomes the R-Kansas River.

Outside the state lines, it's Arkansas River.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (Om/di)

443 Have you heard a British person pronounce "aluminum"?

Ask, because it's worth it.

vitamins is on the same scale
Posted by: will choose a nic later at August 22, 2021

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"Gair-azh" instead of "gar-ajj."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (+nNqu)
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Or "gerridge", depending on where you're from.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (LBiAf)

444 've been continuing to read Matt Helm novels. Perhaps not great literature but I'm enjoying them. It's interesting that even back in the '50s and '60s when these were being written, incipient.progressivism was sufficiently prevalent that Helm frequently ridicules it, particularly the anti-gun, love your enemy policies.

I like to watch, play, and read along similar lines so I'm on a Mission Impossible, Hitman, and Matt Helm binge.

SPOILER ALERT!!!

Women! For 15 years, Matt is a loving and loved husband, father, and family man and then ONE TIME his wife catches him torturing a Soviet agent for information then killing her and pfft! it's all out the window.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021


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Time I re-visited the Helms. Somebody said they are being re-issued in actual paper editions?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (+nNqu)

445 They say it that way because they spell it that way, which is probably the correct scientific Latin way to do it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (CpC8A)

Which would make sense, if there was aluminum siding all up and down the Holy Roman Empire, but there ain't.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (5ieoM)

446 What language do Afghanis speak?
Might want to start learning some key words

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (fQLrM)

447 Both sides. I talk out of both sides of my mouth. If I was anymore disingenuous I'd have job in the Biden administration!

Posted by: Howie Putz at August 22, 2021 10:18 AM (vGJY7)

448 Newsreaders started using 'grossery' store instead of "groshery" store. It still sounds like an affectation. Same with species.

Posted by: t-bird at August 22, 2021 10:18 AM (1vynn)

449 In Kansas, the river automatically becomes the R-Kansas River.

Outside the state lines, it's Arkansas River.
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021


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I think it's R-Kansas in Colorado too -- the Royal Gorge area, U.S. 50, in there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:18 AM (+nNqu)

450 Or "gerridge", depending on where you're from.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (LBiAf)

Piss off, you wankers. We're not a Gah-Rojj band!

Posted by: The Clash at August 22, 2021 10:19 AM (5ieoM)

451 What language do Afghanis speak?
Might want to start learning some key words
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (fQLrM)
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Several. Pashto (or Pushtun) is probably the most common.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:19 AM (LBiAf)

452 I always liked the way the Brits say "Jaguar". which is "jag-you-are".

Posted by: Tom Servo at August 22, 2021 10:19 AM (q3gwH)

453 "Febuary". I have never heard or used another 'r'.

I always pronounce the first r. But then I'm a pendant. I just hang around here.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 10:19 AM (nfrXX)

454 What language do Afghanis speak?
Might want to start learning some key words
Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021


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We need to know only 2 words: the ones for "Go home."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:20 AM (+nNqu)

455 Frederick Brown is the funniest science fiction short story writer of all time.
Posted by: Book Lover at August 22, 2021 09:59 AM (ZDsBk)


He pretty good but William Tenn and early RA Lafferty make me laugh more.

And then there's the great, forgotten "Where Were You Last Pluterday?" by Van Herck.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 22, 2021 10:20 AM (5NkmN)

456 Please now do the Brit's pronunciation of "jaguar"!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:20 AM (8hAZW)

457 @433 --

AW, wait until you hear Helm's opinion on women who wear pants.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 10:20 AM (Om/di)

458 Aluminum used to be hugely expensive. The Washington Monument is topped by a five pound block.
And then came electricity which enabled cheap extraction from bauxite.

Without an aluminum engine block, the Wright Brothers would never have flown.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (ZHVt1)

459 Ok looked it up - either Pashto or Dari (Farsi)

Which is more likely to be spoken by the refugees?

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (fQLrM)

460 I think it's R-Kansas in Colorado too -- the Royal Gorge area, U.S. 50, in there.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:18 AM (+nNqu)

Sure, the people who live in Can-Yun City. We're going to listen to them on how to pronounce things?

Posted by: The Clash at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (5ieoM)

461 I always liked the way the Brits say "Jaguar". which is "jag-you-are".

Posted by: Tom Servo

Something about horde-mind...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (8hAZW)

462 "Gair-azh" instead of "gar-ajj."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:15 AM (+nNqu)

Gar-idj
Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at August 22, 2021 10:16 AM (AHq56)

It's a car hole, Mr. Fancy Pants.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, In the Field at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (4l77G)

463 I think it's R-Kansas in Colorado too -- the Royal Gorge area, U.S. 50, in there.

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I've never heard it as R-kansas around here. Always has been Arkan-saw as far as I know.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (Xwt96)

464 446 What language do Afghanis speak?


Austrian

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obambi at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (AHq56)

465 AW, wait until you hear Helm's opinion on women who wear pants.
Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021


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I remember Helm commenting that female backsides in pants or jeans did nothing for him.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:22 AM (+nNqu)

466 According to P.J. O'Rourke, as late as the '80s, a 19th C. British grammar book for Pashto was still in common use. Helpful phrases included were, "They cut each other to pieces with knives and swords, " and "He is coming, make ready, shoot at him."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:22 AM (LBiAf)

467 Ok looked it up - either Pashto or Dari (Farsi)

Which is more likely to be spoken by the refugees?
Posted by: vmom

English, they are all translation specialist after all.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:22 AM (8hAZW)

468 Old leftists always dance for the rubes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:22 AM (TayrX)

469 What's Pashto for "This is a .44 mugnum, it'll blow your head clean off."?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (SchxB)

470 I think it's R-Kansas in Colorado too -- the Royal Gorge area, U.S. 50, in there.
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I've never heard it as R-kansas around here. Always has been Arkan-saw as far as I know.
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021


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Maybe it's a Denver thing, then -- or maybe I've gotten it mixed up with the Kansas area somehow.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (+nNqu)

471 English, they are all translation specialist after all.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:22 AM (8hAZW

Perfect

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (ONvIw)

472 vmom @ 446- Doesn't Hadrian of the seventh or Westminster Dog Show know some people who have Afghan hounds? What language do they speak?

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (0OP+5)

473 Here's some rope, Mick. Now climb up it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (5ieoM)

474 261 Cats we have had:
Lancelot, Bump, Bunny, Cleo, Pumpkin, Edison, Rescue, Silas, Snarf, Cutie, and recently, briefly, Ossie the farm cat.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021

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Rusty, L'il Bit, Tuna Fish, Mitzi, Arizona, Marie-Antoinette, Angelique, Annabelle, Tatiana Romanova, Wolf, and Chekov.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 09:23 AM (+nNqu)

Tressa, Gilligen, Slick, Shivers, Stinky, Uriah, Tyson, Otis, Frank, Bertha, Mr. Cat

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Fs5vw)

475 Which would make sense, if there was aluminum siding all up and down the Holy Roman Empire, but there ain't.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (5ieoM)

Maybe you should read about the history of the metal. It didn't exist in the free state until about the 1880's. Aluminum was very a much a scientific discovery, and had no historical use. Now aluminum salts, like alum, were known and used, but chemists never succeeded in deriving the base metal until the 19th Century. So the metal was named under the then-established rules for naming elements, using rules of Latin grammar.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (CpC8A)

476 @444 --

AbeBooks has all the Helm books listed.

I hate the new covers, however.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Om/di)

477 He pretty good but William Tenn and early RA Lafferty make me laugh more.

Recommend "The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything" by George Alec Effinger.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 10:24 AM (nfrXX)

478 Why is kansas city is MO?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:24 AM (TayrX)

479 I enjoyed re-reading Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time" so much I ordered three other of her books. Used hardcover versions of The Singing Sands, Miss Pym Disposes, and Brat Farrar.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (7EjX1)

480 What's Pashto for "This is a .44 mugnum, it'll blow your head clean off."?

******

"Blam"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (Xwt96)

481 Cats we have: Ollie, Finnegan, Hudson, Rumple, Weti

The last is a corruption of 'Weta' since wife was on a work trip to New Zealand ... don't do the image search ...

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obambi at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (AHq56)

482 I think it's R-Kansas in Colorado too -- the Royal Gorge area, U.S. 50, in there.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:18 AM (+nNqu)

Sure, the people who live in Can-Yun City. We're going to listen to them on how to pronounce things?
Posted by: The Clash at August 22, 2021


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In 2000 I dated a girl who was from that area, and we drove down at one point to see her mother and the area. The prison was the big employer, she said. Plus there was the natural mountain formation of the sleeping Indian maiden to the west of town. (I commented that she had a nice rack. My date practically drove off the road laughing.)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (+nNqu)

483 Maybe it's a Denver thing, then -- or maybe I've gotten it mixed up with the Kansas area somehow.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (+nNqu)

I'm not sure where or who, but there are folks in the Midwest who pronounce the state something like Arky-Saw. Arr-Kansas is heard too, but it's mostly Arkin-Saw.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (5ieoM)

484 The piano player was absent this morning at Sunday school. We sang acapulco.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (B2mhs)

485 Bloody wanker. He probably drives a Jaaaaaag.

Posted by: Jeremy Clarkson at August 22, 2021 10:26 AM (jvt6t)

486 The piano player was absent this morning at Sunday school. We sang acapulco.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:25 AM (B2mhs)

Heh!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:26 AM (CpC8A)

487 I enjoyed re-reading Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time" so much I ordered three other of her books. Used hardcover versions of The Singing Sands, Miss Pym Disposes, and Brat Farrar.
Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021


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Three of her best. Miss Pym is odd, as there is no actual murder in the story as I recall. But it's fascinating anyway.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:27 AM (+nNqu)

488 I'll try to pick up some Farsi phrases - seems more widely used

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:27 AM (fQLrM)

489 Pashto is predominant with Dari along the border with Iran IIRC.

Posted by: Anna Puma at August 22, 2021 10:28 AM (AR5aF)

490 Why is kansas city is MO?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


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There's a Kansas City, Kansas, right next door. Maybe the KS one extruded itself like an amoeba into MO?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:28 AM (+nNqu)

491
Tressa, Gilligen, Slick, Shivers, Stinky, Uriah, Tyson, Otis, Frank, Bertha, Mr. Cat
Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (Fs5vw)

Oh, and Solo

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:28 AM (Fs5vw)

492 Which would make sense, if there was aluminum siding all up and down the Holy Roman Empire, but there ain't.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:17 AM (5ieoM)

Maybe you should read about the history of the metal.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:23 AM (CpC8A)

Where am I? I thought this was the AoSHQ, not the History of Metal blog.

And the Brits and their buggery can go bog off. We put the stuff on houses, we get to name it.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:29 AM (5ieoM)

493 Afghan hounds? What language do they speak?
Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021


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Can opener, with a smattering of Ol' Roy and Gainesburger.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (+nNqu)

494 I enjoyed re-reading Josephine Tey's "Daughter of Time" so much I ordered three other of her books. Used hardcover versions of The Singing Sands, Miss Pym Disposes, and Brat Farrar.
Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021
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I liked the scene in "Daughter" where the inspector and his sergeant are talking about history. The sergeant says that the only historical dates he knows are 1066 and 1707.

"Why 1707?"

"That's the year we got the Scots tied to our tails."

"Better than having them at your throat every five minutes."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (LBiAf)

495 Brits who say "aluminium" are probably just being ironic.

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (Xwt96)

496 Funny SF --
Brown, Tenn, and Lafferty, to be sure. Also Robert Sheckley. But don't miss Harry Harrison's BILL THE GALACTIC HERO. The pages introducing drill instructor Deathwish Drang are worth the price of admission all by themselves.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (JzDjf)

497 Cats we have had- Christopher, Whitey, Blacky, Neil, Tiger, Ebony Ivory, Charlie, Milo, Moreo, Mickel;, Kiki, Manfred, Bob Marley, Mable, Mobo, Mamacat, MonkeyBoy, Scruffy, and JoeBiden. Just kidding about JoeBiden.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (0OP+5)

498 Doesn't Hadrian of the seventh or Westminster Dog Show know some people who have Afghan hounds? What language do they speak?
Posted by: Eromero

Probably dog.

Posted by: rickb223 at August 22, 2021 10:31 AM (OCTRt)

499 There's a Kansas City, Kansas, right next door. Maybe the KS one extruded itself like an amoeba into MO?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:28 AM (+nNqu)

Extruded is a good word. Kansas City, MO is no picnic. It's a festering stink hole, but Kansas City, KS is like the pus that comes off the stink hole when it extrudes.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:31 AM (5ieoM)

500 A lot of gray cats were named Gandalf, back in the day

Posted by: artemis at August 22, 2021 10:31 AM (AwPyG)

501 Oh, and Solo
Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021


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At a cat show years ago, I saw a Maine Coon kitten (already 14 lbs. at 8 mos.) who was known as Solo. Not because of Star Wars or The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but because he was the only kitten in his litter.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:31 AM (+nNqu)

502 Singalongs around the piano? How quaint. I have a beautiful Baldwin piano that isn't worth spit on the market.
Can't play anymore due to an injury.

May go to the dump. Sad.

Posted by: JM in Florida at August 22, 2021 10:32 AM (HCeRP)

503 Funny SF --
Brown, Tenn, and Lafferty, to be sure. Also Robert Sheckley. But don't miss Harry Harrison's BILL THE GALACTIC HERO. The pages introducing drill instructor Deathwish Drang are worth the price of admission all by themselves.
Posted by: Just Some Guy at August 22, 2021 10:30 AM (JzDjf)
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"Bill" actually left me kind of cold. I liked his "Star Smashers of the Galaxy Rangers" much better.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:32 AM (LBiAf)

504 461 I always liked the way the Brits say "Jaguar". which is "jag-you-are".

Posted by: Tom Servo

Something about horde-mind...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:21 AM (8hAZW)


How about jag-wire? This drive me crazy. Houston sports broadcasters have been using this more and more. Seems to have started with John McLain, Houston Chronicle football writer. "The Texans are 3-point underdogs to the Jagwires." Baylor grad, Tom.

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (AMIL/)

505 Maybe you should read about the history of the metal. It didn't exist in the free state until about the 1880's. Aluminum was very a much a scientific discovery, and had no historical use.
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For the nerdish types, here is a fascinating history of the aluminum cap on the Washington Monument...if it hasn't been torn down.
https://tinyurl.com/33f8sm7x

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (/2aWP)

506 I liked the scene in "Daughter" where the inspector and his sergeant are talking about history. The sergeant says that the only historical dates he knows are 1066 and 1707.

"Why 1707?"

"That's the year we got the Scots tied to our tails."

"Better than having them at your throat every five minutes."
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021


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There's nothing like British historian and playwright-turned-novelist wit.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (+nNqu)

507 https://tinyurl.com/58vk2fh8

Let's dance.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (Kx3kq)

508 FWIW, the Arkansas River was named for the Quapaw Indian tribe (pronounced Oga pah). The tribe lived throughout the territory around the river including around the original French settlement of Arkansas Post at the mouth of the Arkansas River where it flows into the Mississippi. The state of Arkansas was later named for the River and tribe. So R Kansas as a pronunciation is historically incorrect and actually the Arkansas legislature passed an act making the Arkan-saw pronunciation the official name of Arkansas.

Posted by: whig at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (9hXN1)

509 Gainsburger...it still exist?

If so...don't tell The Tasmania Ace.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 10:34 AM (Lln9q)

510 My gnomes are Rumpole and Ichobod

Posted by: Skip at August 22, 2021 10:34 AM (znIQ9)

511 The Sunday morning shitshows are worthless.

Posted by: Mean Tweets at August 22, 2021 10:34 AM (vGJY7)

512 Dang, I left off MadisonTheCat. She's the one you all named after we found her squished on the road July 4 three years ago. Both she and Ace, Duncanthrax's cat are black as a jungle midnight.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 10:35 AM (0OP+5)

513 Gainsburger...it still exist?

If so...don't tell The Tasmania Ace.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021


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I just remember the brand name from TV commercials when I was a kid. Whenever I hear the town "Gainesville" mentioned, I think of Gainesburgers.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:35 AM (+nNqu)

514 508 FWIW, the Arkansas River was named for the Quapaw Indian tribe (pronounced Oga pah). The tribe lived throughout the territory around the river including around the original French settlement of Arkansas Post at the mouth of the Arkansas River where it flows into the Mississippi. The state of Arkansas was later named for the River and tribe. So R Kansas as a pronunciation is historically incorrect and actually the Arkansas legislature passed an act making the Arkan-saw pronunciation the official name of Arkansas.

Posted by: whig at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (9hXN1)


The Arkansas River cut (and cuts) the Royal Gorge in Colorado.

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:36 AM (AMIL/)

515 How about jag-wire? This drive me crazy. Houston sports broadcasters have been using this more and more. Seems to have started with John McLain, Houston Chronicle football writer. "The Texans are 3-point underdogs to the Jagwires." Baylor grad, Tom.

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (AMIL/)
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Jagulars will drop on you from the trees if you're not careful.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:37 AM (LBiAf)

516 The Arkansas River cut (and cuts) the Royal Gorge in Colorado.
Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:36 AM (AMIL/)

Which, for what it's worth, my mother calls the "Royal Garge."

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:37 AM (5ieoM)

517 At a cat show years ago, I saw a Maine Coon kitten (already 14 lbs. at 8 mos.) who was known as Solo. Not because of Star Wars or The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but because he was the only kitten in his litter.

At that weight I'm thinking he ate his litter mates in utero.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 22, 2021 10:37 AM (SchxB)

518 My black Old Cat is named Sunshine. I was truly irritated with my childrens' suggestions (Salem, Midnight, Satan, etc) so decreed the cat would be nice and happy. Sunshine came softly to my window today . . .

Posted by: mustbequantum at August 22, 2021 10:38 AM (MIKMs)

519
At a cat show years ago, I saw a Maine Coon kitten (already 14 lbs. at 8 mos.) who was known as Solo. Not because of Star Wars or The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but because he was the only kitten in his litter.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:31 AM (+nNqu)


My Solo was named for her totally independent nature. Even as a small kitten, she was always off doing what she wanted to do, not what the other cats were doing.

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:38 AM (Fs5vw)

520 Mike Hammer's Cat - Toby (for Tristram Shandy's uncle)

The little dog - The Duchess Sophia (on paper), but Sophie to her close friends.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:39 AM (lIIT7)

521 Gainsburger is like rice cakes for dogs.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 10:39 AM (Lln9q)

522 503 -
Completely missed STAR SMASHERS etc. Will have to check that one out. Thanks.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (JzDjf)

523 I just remember the brand name from TV commercials when I was a kid. Whenever I hear the town "Gainesville" mentioned, I think of Gainesburgers.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:35 AM (+nNqu)

He got ran over chasing cars.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (yrol0)

524 At a cat show years ago, I saw a Maine Coon kitten (already 14 lbs. at 8 mos.) who was known as Solo. Not because of Star Wars or The Man From U.N.C.L.E., but because he was the only kitten in his litter.

At that weight I'm thinking he ate his litter mates in utero.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at August 22, 2021


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That occurred to me at the time. Coons are big, but not usually that big that early, are they?

I'd have adopted him anyway, but he was out of my price range and already spoken for as well.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (+nNqu)

525 the Royal Gorge in Colorado.

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A gorge is an empty space between two rock walls, but to gorge is "to fill up"

Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)

526 I'll add to the praise for Pierre Berton. I picked up a coffee table book about The Great Lakes and he wrote the text. It was exceedingly well done.

Posted by: who knew at August 22, 2021 10:41 AM (4I7VG)

527 Sunshine came softly to my window today . . .
Posted by: mustbequantum at August 22, 2021


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"Sunshine, go away today,
Don't feel much like dancin' . . ."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:41 AM (+nNqu)

528 It's Gaines-Burgers.

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:42 AM (AMIL/)

529 We have some pronunciation issues here in Utah. The one that drives me nuts is outsiders who pronounce it you-tuh. But then there's Hurricane, which locals pronounce Hur-uh-cun. Escalante, which being local I pronounce Escalantee. Duchesene gives outsiders problems for some reason. That one seems easy enough. Don't get me started on places like Tooele.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 10:42 AM (kVcY8)

530 That occurred to me at the time. Coons are big, but not usually that big that early, are they?

I'd have adopted him anyway, but he was out of my price range and already spoken for as well.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (+nNqu)

For what it's worth, I was watching Kevin Richardson's video on the orphaned cheetahs he's taken in recently. One set of five, the mother was killed by poachers, and they were rescued at an earlier age, fed meat earlier. The other set of three, the mother was killed by a lion, had longer time on mother's milk.

The group of three are about a month younger than the group of five, all well under a year. The group of three are significantly larger than the five. Which appears to be due to the longer amount of time on mother's milk.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:43 AM (5ieoM)

531 A gorge is an empty space between two rock walls, but to gorge is "to fill up"
Posted by: Muldoon
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These days, mine seems inclined to rise.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:43 AM (lIIT7)

532 I think I read somewhere that, ironically, the "aluminum" spelling came from a Brit, and the British "aluminium" came from an American.

Posted by: irright at August 22, 2021 10:44 AM (BB7pQ)

533 Don't get me started on places like Tooele.
Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021


***
That sounds like the abo names in Australia. I'd have a hell of a time with those. Not likely I'll ever visit the place now.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at August 22, 2021 10:44 AM (+nNqu)

534 Jagulars will drop on you from the trees if you're not careful.

Which brings us back around to common mispronunciations. "Juggler vein."

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 10:44 AM (nfrXX)

535 We have some pronunciation issues here in Utah. The one that drives me nuts is outsiders who pronounce it you-tuh. But then there's Hurricane, which locals pronounce Hur-uh-cun. Escalante, which being local I pronounce Escalantee. Duchesene gives outsiders problems for some reason. That one seems easy enough. Don't get me started on places like Tooele.
Posted by: Plum Duff

Try Olathe.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (Kx3kq)

536 The group of three are significantly larger than the five. Which appears to be due to the longer amount of time on mother's milk.
Posted by: BurtTC
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I conclude from this that Jerry Nadler was weaned very, very, late.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (B2mhs)

537 "Juggler vein."


What?

Posted by: Mad Magazine at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (Tnijr)

538 "Gair-azh" instead of "gar-ajj"

Gaol

Posted by: cool breeze at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (UGKMd)

539 I conclude from this that Jerry Nadler was weaned very, very, late.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (B2mhs)
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When he was, what, 21?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (LBiAf)

540 "Alumium" was the original spelling.

Posted by: normal at August 22, 2021 10:46 AM (obo9H)

541 @529 my grandmother was a lifelong Floridian and she said Hurr-a-cun so maybe Utahns have the right of it.

Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2021 10:46 AM (mbFEM)

542 -----------
When he was, what, 21?
Posted by: Captain Obvious
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Possibly not until his mother passed away.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:47 AM (B2mhs)

543 529 We have some pronunciation issues here in Utah. The one that drives me nuts is outsiders who pronounce it you-tuh. But then there's Hurricane, which locals pronounce Hur-uh-cun. Escalante, which being local I pronounce Escalantee. Duchesene gives outsiders problems for some reason. That one seems easy enough. Don't get me started on places like Tooele.
Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 10:42 AM (kVcY8

Had a governor that pronounced Oklahoma as Ohngklahoma. He was a good governor though.

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:47 AM (Fs5vw)

544 Try Olathe.
Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (Kx3kq)

I don't know about Jew Tah, but here in Collar Rodda, it's pronounced Oh-Laith.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:47 AM (5ieoM)

545 What?
Posted by: Mad Magazine


Don't worry.

Posted by: Oddbob at August 22, 2021 10:47 AM (nfrXX)

546 266 In a Sinatra style im singing...Are We Not Men.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 09:26 AM

"We are Devo"

Posted by: Devo at August 22, 2021 10:48 AM (1NrNN)

547 But then there's Hurricane, which locals pronounce Hur-uh-cun. Escalante, which being local I pronounce Escalantee. Duchesene gives outsiders problems for some reason. That one seems easy enough. Don't get me started on places like Tooele.
Posted by: Plum

Now tell us how to pronounce Panguitch, Utah.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:48 AM (8hAZW)

548 A blast from the past, specifically last November 6.

Chris Bryant
@RhonddaBryant
I'm proud I nominated @JoeBiden for the Nobel Peace Prize. His zen like calm is going to be vital now, calming the troubled waters, binding the nation's wounds and strengthening the international rules based order.

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"Zen like calm"?!!! Dude, he's just Alzheimering!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 10:48 AM (d9FiS)

549 The group of three are significantly larger than the five. Which appears to be due to the longer amount of time on mother's milk.
Posted by: BurtTC
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I conclude from this that Jerry Nadler was weaned very, very, late.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (B2mhs)

Which reminds, I'm gonna guess Amazon has changed The Boys, to a story about ordinary humans, up against "superheroes," mainly because they didn't want to have to explain how Mother's Milk got his name.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:49 AM (5ieoM)

550 Hand me a guitar and we'll sing every Beatle song we know!

Posted by: leber at August 22, 2021 10:49 AM (MxeFh)

551 gorge, reminds me of a college friend that earned the nickname "George Fakade"

Posted by: InspiredHistoryMike at August 22, 2021 10:49 AM (C/fpg)

552 So biden is gonna lie,I mean speak again today at 4 PM ?

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2021 10:49 AM (I2VcN)

553 540 "Alumium" was the original spelling.
Posted by: normal at August 22, 2021 10:46 AM (obo9H)

Brits add about 5 more syllables to that word.

Posted by: rhennigantx at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (yrol0)

554 my grandmother was a lifelong Floridian and she said Hurr-a-cun so maybe Utahns have the right of it.
Posted by: blaster
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Up here in the mountains, it's 'Hair-i-cun'. 'There come a hair-i-cun and blowed everthin' away'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (B2mhs)

555 525 the Royal Gorge in Colorado.

****
A gorge is an empty space between two rock walls, but to gorge is "to fill up"
Posted by: Muldoon at August 22, 2021 10:40 AM (Xwt96)


English is zany with all the nouns and verbs spelled alike but with vastly different applications/meanings. I can't believe foreigners can learn it.

One of gazillions of examples:
plug - noun - an item to fill a hole
plug - verb - to advertise or publicize insistently (one of three Merriam-Webster definitions/uses)

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (AMIL/)

556 541 @529 my grandmother was a lifelong Floridian and she said Hurr-a-cun so maybe Utahns have the right of it.
Posted by: blaster at August 22, 2021 10:46 AM (mbFEM


Had a great uncle that pronounced tornado as turnader.

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (Fs5vw)

557 And if anyone is still reading check out "The Whip" (backland radio dot com). Internet only but easily the best radio station in America. Just don't ask Alexa to play the Whip. You'll get some crappy radio station with the call letters WHIP.

Posted by: who knew at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (4I7VG)

558 Try Olathe.
Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (Kx3kq)

I don't know about Jew Tah, but here in Collar Rodda, it's pronounced Oh-Laith.
Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:47 AM (5ieoM)

And I know a guy who's lived here all his life, who pronounces Montrose as "Mont Rose."

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (5ieoM)

559
Brits add about 5 more syllables to that word.
Posted by: rhennigantx

And then Bob's your uncle.
What?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (8hAZW)

560 Hand me a guitar and we'll sing every Beatle song we know!
Posted by: leber at August 22, 2021 10:49 AM (MxeFh)
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"He's a real Nowhere Man..."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (LBiAf)

561 Little town in Kansas called Leoti. Lee-Oh-Tuh

Posted by: irright at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (BB7pQ)

562 Heh, Olatha sweet corn.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (Kx3kq)

563 And I still don't know who to believe, when it comes to Ouray.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (5ieoM)

564 Utah, Utes, Payutes, Eutaw, Edisto, Wando, all Native American (Indian) names from East Coast South Carolina to across America. Until the woked destroy them that is.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (0OP+5)

565
One of gazillions of examples:
plug - noun - an item to fill a hole
plug - verb - to advertise or publicize insistently (one of three Merriam-Webster definitions/uses)
Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (AMIL/)


Pimps plug their holes.

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (Fs5vw)

566 553 540 "Alumium" was the original spelling.
Posted by: normal at August 22, 2021 10:46 AM (obo9H)

Brits add about 5 more syllables to that word.

I love the way they say Al-u-min-i-um...

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (I2VcN)

567 -----------
Jagulars will drop on you from the trees if you're not careful.
Posted by: Captain Obvious,

Right onto your neck vein

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (fQLrM)

568 Heh, Olatha sweet corn.
Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:51 AM (Kx3kq)

Or as we called it all up and down the Midwest, corn.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (5ieoM)

569 After living in GA for 4 years I never did figure out how to pronounce Cusseta.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy is a great start, but there is so much more to be done! at August 22, 2021 10:52 AM (TayrX)

570 For the nerdish types, here is a fascinating history of the aluminum cap on the Washington Monument...if it hasn't been torn down.
https://tinyurl.com/33f8sm7x
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:33 AM (/2aWP)

Interesting read. Thanks!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 10:53 AM (EqUc9)

571 Does anyone even listen to music on the radio any more?


I used to DX all the radio bans long ago. Stations that ply music have all died out. It's all talk radio now and boring as Hell.

Posted by: Vic at August 22, 2021 10:53 AM (mpXpK)

572 A gorge is an empty space between two rock walls, but to gorge is "to fill up"
Posted by: Muldoon

I thought it was a place to park your car.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 10:54 AM (d9FiS)

573 "amb-you-LANTZ" floored me when a co-worker from North Carolina said it that way.

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:54 AM (AMIL/)

574 Utah, Utes, Payutes, Eutaw, Edisto, Wando, all Native American (Indian) names from East Coast South Carolina to across America. Until the woked destroy them that is.
Posted by: Eromero
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Yemassee, you forgot Yemassee.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (B2mhs)

575 Try Olathe.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:45 AM (Kx3kq)


Oh-LAY-thay?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (qX1k9)

576

@stillgray

Chris Wallace to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Afghanistan: "Does the president not know what's going on?"

Blinken: "This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us."

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yzvop5ed

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (cF8AT)

577 "amb-you-LANTZ" floored me when a co-worker from North Carolina said it that way.
Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:54 AM (AMIL/)

Everyone in Drawl America knows it's Amba Lance.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (5ieoM)

578 And I still don't know who to believe, when it comes to Ouray.
Posted by: BurtTC

Uray is how I have heard it since 75.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (Kx3kq)

579 Opus4 will be played 10 x. Art Of Noise.

Right before it hurts is the right volume.

They use this song to torture some prisoners .

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (Lln9q)

580 AZ - it's pain-gwitch. Best spelling I can do, sorry.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (kVcY8)

581 I sometimes put a bit of an r in wash. Warsh my clothes.

Posted by: irright at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (BB7pQ)

582 Blinken: "This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us."

Emotional? Just what we need weepy SOS and president

Posted by: It's me donna at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (I2VcN)

583 Blinken: "This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us."

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (cF8AT)

Translation: Is it time to put Grampy in a home or not.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:57 AM (5ieoM)

584 I gave my cats standard names because they were easier to say and mean something. (Except my tortie Calico, who I didn't expect to stick around and Minky who has such beautiful fur)

Helen, Alice, Angus, Chloe . . .

Two syllables, and different enough to not get confused

And the reason we give cats names is so they can ignore us out on purpose

Posted by: Kindltot at August 22, 2021 10:57 AM (HG00O)

585 After living in GA for 4 years I never did figure out how to pronounce Cusseta.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy
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Out-of-staters often mangle Dahlonega.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:57 AM (B2mhs)

586 Steilacoom. Say it like a native.

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (Fs5vw)

587 One of gazillions of examples:
plug - noun - an item to fill a hole
plug - verb - to advertise or publicize insistently (one of three Merriam-Webster definitions/uses)

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (AMIL/)


"Cleave" is my favorite 'opposite' word.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (qX1k9)

588 English is zany with all the nouns and verbs spelled alike but with vastly different applications/meanings. I can't believe foreigners can learn it.

One of gazillions of examples:
plug - noun - an item to fill a hole
plug - verb - to advertise or publicize insistently (one of three Merriam-Webster definitions/uses)
Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 10:50 AM (AMIL/)

Back at the University where I don't teach anymore, I hit my Chinese students with:
their
there
they're
We called a lid on the class shortly afterwards.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (axyOa)

589 OM, O lay tha

From the locals anyway.

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (Kx3kq)

590 As for Olathe, I've only heard Oh-laythe, which I'm sure is wrong.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (kVcY8)

591 " I sometimes put a bit of an r in wash. Warsh my clothes.
Posted by: irright"

Garsh!

Posted by: Goofy at August 22, 2021 10:58 AM (Tnijr)

592 Mike Hammer @ 574- Yemassee, pronounciated Yam-ah-see. By the Yemasseeans of course.

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (0OP+5)

593 And I still don't know who to believe, when it comes to Ouray.
Posted by: BurtTC

Uray is how I have heard it since 75.
Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 10:56 AM (Kx3kq)

Sure, but is it YOO-ray, or yoo-RAY. Or is it ORR-ay. Possibly even orr-AY. I've heard each, and nobody agrees.

Posted by: BurtTC at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (5ieoM)

594 Did Procopius write, in great detail, what an insatiable nympho tramp Theodora was?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (y7DUB)

595 Dad used to say Mass-a-tu-sets. Like the lady that use to the roll call of states at the D or R? nominating convention.

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (n9CQu)

596 AZ - it's pain-gwitch. Best spelling I can do, sorry.
Posted by: Plum

Yeah, threw me good when we were celebrating our 25th in Escalante. Beautiful drive from Brice.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (8hAZW)

597 Here in the mountains, 'Leicester' (NC) is pronounced in two or three ways. No one bats an eye at any of them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (Lt1JN)

598 My wife picked up a cute little orange tabby a couple of years ago. She named him Trump.

Posted by: Peter (My friends call me Pete) Zah at August 22, 2021 11:00 AM (a4vvV)

599 Well, time for me to get on with my day. Weather permitting, I will take the convertible for a 90-minute road trip to go to a picnic. If it's too gloomy, I will use a Suburban. Forecast calls for showers and afternoon T-storms.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at August 22, 2021 11:00 AM (EqUc9)

600 Mike Hammer @ 574- Yemassee, pronounciated Yam-ah-see. By the Yemasseeans of course.
Posted by: Eromero
-------

Yeah, I used to live just down the road.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:00 AM (Lt1JN)

601 San Pedro --> San PEE-dro

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at August 22, 2021 11:00 AM (LBiAf)

602 Nood

Posted by: olddog in mo, Pontoon Captain* (like a real captain, only drunker) at August 22, 2021 11:01 AM (n9CQu)

603 BurtTC @ 577-'Caw de bamalant! She hurt!'

Posted by: Eromero at August 22, 2021 11:01 AM (0OP+5)

604 Updated Editions:


Moby Dick

Chapter One:

Call me Kurt...

Posted by: Goofy at August 22, 2021 11:01 AM (Tnijr)

605 Chickasha, OK

Posted by: Justsayin' at August 22, 2021 11:01 AM (Fs5vw)

606 Blinken: "This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us."

Video: https://tinyurl.com/yzvop5ed

Posted by: Tami at August 22, 2021 10:55 AM (cF8AT)


All Biden Junta members are proclaiming their sadness and compassion and deep emotional feelings for the scenes they've seen from Kabul. Ever since Joe stepped in it with Stepha-clintonus, saying about the guys falling from a C-17, "That was four days ago, five days ago!!!"

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 11:02 AM (AMIL/)

607 "Cleave" is my favorite 'opposite' word.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

"Sanction" is another.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 11:02 AM (d9FiS)

608 lol. San Paa-do

Posted by: Infidel at August 22, 2021 11:03 AM (Kx3kq)

609 Harumph

Posted by: Goofy at August 22, 2021 11:03 AM (Tnijr)

610 Dahlonega - that one would give me a problem for sure lol. No clue. I still can't bring myself to pronounce Natchitoches right. I have to think and think, even though I have relatives down that way.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 11:03 AM (kVcY8)

611 My daughter lived in Panguitch Utah and they pronounced it "pan guich". It's small enough to not really care.

Posted by: Megthered at August 22, 2021 11:03 AM (/DuNp)

612 All Biden Junta members are proclaiming their sadness and compassion and deep emotional feelings for the scenes they've seen from Kabul.

-
Old and busted: Crocodile tears

New and shiny: Crock o' shit tears.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 11:04 AM (d9FiS)

613 Since this IS the Book Thread, and we're discussing language, an entertaining read is 'The Education of Hyman Kaplan'. Very funny story. Immigrant goes to night school to learn English.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:04 AM (8eSmR)

614

Chris Wallace to Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Afghanistan: "Does the president not know what's going on?"

Blinken: "Chocolate."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 22, 2021 11:05 AM (63Dwl)

615 607 "Cleave" is my favorite 'opposite' word.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

"Sanction" is another.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at August 22, 2021 11:02 AM (d9FiS)


'Draw'

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 11:05 AM (AMIL/)

616 Does anyone even listen to music on the radio any more?

I have some kollidge stations on my car presets along with some classic crock dogshit stations which sell out to the fucking Browns during NFL seasons. After Thanksgiving I'll play stations with Christmas songs if their playlists don't get too boring.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 11:06 AM (y7DUB)

617 Harumph
Posted by: Goofy
------

Ah! You're quoting the squire, in 'Barchester Towers'. You can't fool me

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:06 AM (8eSmR)

618 597 Here in the mountains, 'Leicester' (NC) is pronounced in two or three ways. No one bats an eye at any of them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 10:59 AM (Lt1JN)


I think the Brits would pronounce it as 'Lester'.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 11:10 AM (qX1k9)

619 Dahlonega - that one would give me a problem for sure lol. No clue. I still can't bring myself to pronounce Natchitoches right. I have to think and think, even though I have relatives down that way.
Posted by: Plum Duff
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Da-lon-i-gah. BTW, it was on the court house steps there that the phrase 'There's gold in them thar hills' was spoken'. It was also the site of a U.S. mint.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:10 AM (KDCRD)

620 I once served on a grand jury for a month, 8 cases a day, all month long. One thing I learned is that 'ax' versus 'ask' was very important to black and hispanic witnesses. Those trying to move up would pause before they said 'ask' to be sure they said it properly. Those who said 'ax' would jeer at them.

Posted by: Wenda at August 22, 2021 11:10 AM (4grFk)

621 'Draw'

Posted by: Gref at August 22, 2021 11:05 AM (AMIL/)


Explain, please. I don't see the opposite meanings.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at August 22, 2021 11:11 AM (qX1k9)

622 Words: anyways -- anyway. My older daughter adds the s. My younger daughter (by 18 months) corrects her.

Posted by: AlmostYuman at August 22, 2021 11:11 AM (9zD97)

623 Da-lon-i-gah.

Better - Duh-lon-i-guh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:11 AM (KDCRD)

624
I think the Brits would pronounce it as 'Lester'.
Posted by: OregonMuse
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As do some here, but anything is acceptable, there's never any quibblin'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:14 AM (KDCRD)

625 I used to DX all the radio bans long ago.

What does this mean?

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 11:16 AM (y7DUB)

626 What does this mean?
Posted by: Captain Hate
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Distant Transmission

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:16 AM (B2mhs)

627 By the way, thank you for the note on how monasteries helped to save civilization. In the coming dark times, when all means of communication have a single point of failure, and that single point is in the hands of our enemies, it's important to stockpile physical media in our homes: printed books, CDs, DVDs. Pick carefully; think of what your grandchildren should have available in the way of classics once they are banned. We not yet into the realm of the "bookleggers" described by Walter Miller in "A Canticle for Leibowitz", but I think it's going to get a whole lot worse before it starts getting better.

Posted by: Nemo at August 22, 2021 11:18 AM (S6ArX)

628 What does this mean?
Posted by: Captain Hate
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Means he was listening to far away radio broadcasts/transmissions.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:19 AM (B2mhs)

629 In this part of Wisconsin we mock those who pronounce Shawano as Sha Wa No. It's shaw-no. Just ask the Memominee Indians.

Posted by: who knew at August 22, 2021 11:19 AM (4I7VG)

630 What does this mean?
Posted by: Captain Hate
-----
Distant Transmission
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:16 AM (B2mhs)


Is "bans" supposed to be bands? Thanks.

Posted by: Captain Hate Won't Forget Ashli Babbitt at August 22, 2021 11:19 AM (y7DUB)

631 So, I'll get back to my Huxley reading.

Chrome Yellow, the one I just finished, had some funny parts, but I'd call it more a venture into character analysis and development, and what people fail to notice about the people around them while they are defining others.
The book gave me a fresh look at Dora Carrington and Bertrand Russell as well as how contemporaries saw men like Asquith (who was portrayed as somewhat Bidenesque in his leering).

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 11:21 AM (ONvIw)

632
Is "bans" supposed to be bands? Thanks.
Posted by: Captain Hate
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There you go with that pronunciation thing again.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at August 22, 2021 11:24 AM (B2mhs)

633 Radio talk is cheap. Music costs licensing fees. AM is a desert.

Posted by: JM in Florida at August 22, 2021 11:24 AM (HCeRP)

634 633 Radio talk is cheap. Music costs licensing fees. AM is a desert.
Posted by: JM in Florida at August 22, 2021 11:24 AM (HCeRP)

The only thing I listen to on the radio is some talk and occasional traffic reports. Since Rush died, I rarely tune into talk.

Posted by: CN at August 22, 2021 11:27 AM (ONvIw)

635 Cusseta



Kuh SEA tuh

Posted by: weirdflunky at August 22, 2021 11:31 AM (cknjq)

636 Gah - nooded by civil disobedience. More interesting I'm sure than pronunciation. Think I'll go try to wrestle up some breakfast, heh. As for Ouray, I've always heard it Uray, or Yurray, like Yutah for Utah. I am surprised at how close I was on Dahlonega.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 11:32 AM (kVcY8)

637 pan-gwitch vs pain-gwicth. pan and pain sound pretty much the same in Utah-ese. Hell, my parents had a hell of a time getting me not to pronounce canyon as cangyon, since that's what they and everyone else I knew seemed to say.

Posted by: Plum Duff at August 22, 2021 11:38 AM (kVcY8)

638 Who Dis? Why, it's that noted journalist, reviewer, and author of novels named Eric Blair.

Serious book recommendation: if you know him from only 1984 or Animal Farm, you must read the four volumes of his Collected Essays, Journalism, and Letters. No, not all at one sitting! Get the volumes, and pick them up from time to time to read a batch of letters or a book review or an essay or two.

You will never regret it.

Posted by: PubliusII at August 22, 2021 11:45 AM (NCsa7)

639 I don't remember if I was at the Newport Folk Festival the night Dylan went electric (I might have been). The festival was only a couple of miles from our house. But I remember the outrage about it. The local radio station and newspaper covered it and news outlets all over the northeast covered the matter.

There were three groups or sides. The first were the folks horrified and angry about betraying folk music traditions. The second were the soon to be Hippies who thought electric was the way to go. The third group were the people who didn't give a flying F and considered the whole thing to be trivial.

I always, and still, prefer traditional folk music but Dylan using an electric instead of acoustic guitar never seemed important.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 11:46 AM (7EjX1)

640 I have a different view of the Beatles and the British Invasion. As a kid in the '50s, I heard Bobby Rydell, Frankie Avalon, the Beverly Brothers, Fabian, Debbie Reynolds, Paul Anka, etc., etc., etc. Then, around 1961, Chubby Checker came out with Let's Twist, and the entire American pop scene collapsed. It was nothing more than one "dance" record after another : the Locomotion, the Bristol Stomp, the Peppermint Twist, etc., et.c., etc. Lurking in the background was the beginning of '60s folk music. American pop music was stagnating. Then suddenly, out of the blue, here came the Beatles, followed by the rest of the British Invasion, turning everything on its head. Pop music was pushed into motion again. It was great!!!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- Bitterly clinging to the deplorable life at August 22, 2021 11:50 AM (7fqx3)

641 CN:
If you get a tuxedo cat, you can name it 'Aldous Tuxley'.

Posted by: Dr. Weevil at August 22, 2021 11:53 AM (y4REw)

642 Posted by: Lord Squirrel at August 22, 2021 08:26 AM (K5n5d)

Haven't, but should (they're currently in dreadful shape), replace individual volumes from your series 1,2, and 4 as well as Narnia series. Haven't replaced them though because the kids weren't nearly as interested as we were. If they were actively being read we would have.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at August 22, 2021 11:53 AM (1lKRm)

643 188 ... "As soon as I get this Charles Todd book out of the way"

grammie,
Some years ago Mrs. JTB and I met Charles and Caroline Todd, the mother and son team that write as Charles Todd. Very nice people and they gave a good talk on collaborating on books.

Posted by: JTB at August 22, 2021 11:56 AM (7EjX1)

644 I saw American Republics: A Continental History of the United States, 1783 - 1850 in a catalog and thought it would be something I would like...Not five pages in, the author starts whining about "white supremacy," so into the garbage the book goes. The neighbor across the street has one of those "little libraries," so I will probably stick it in there.
...
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

Dont' put it in the little library box-that thing belongs in the paper recycling bin or trash.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at August 22, 2021 12:01 PM (Hh3y4)

645 If you get a tuxedo cat, you can name it 'Aldous Tuxley'.
Posted by: Dr. Weevil

Posted by: vmom sic semper stabbicus (oEn12) at August 22, 2021 12:27 PM (fQLrM)

646 All this pronunciation talk puts me in mind of yet another book I'd like to read: the Dictionary of American Regional English, DARE for short.

Years in the making, this book purports to show what parts of the country uses which terms.

For example, I grew hearing the term "catty-corner" for a diagonal crossing at an intersection. Other areas call it "crosswise."

I doubt that it exists anywhere except in libraries.

Posted by: Weak Geek at August 22, 2021 12:40 PM (Om/di)

647 George Orwell/Eric Blair--even without the giveaway.

Posted by: 370H55V at August 22, 2021 01:58 PM (UsbFe)

648 Charlotte (156):

Of course tastes vary, but after you read the second Garrett book-"Bitter Gold Hearts" if you think it is only ok as you wrote about "Sweet Silver Blues," then the rest of the series is probably not worth your time as the first two are the gems of the series. There are a few others that I think are very good, but the series doesn't get better-Cook was already an established and experienced author before he started the Garrett series.

Posted by: Lawdawg at August 22, 2021 02:03 PM (Ap+cR)

649 Who's This?
Ans. No guess again.
Yup, that's right. Eric, Eric Blair!
Best Novelist of the 20th century.

Posted by: MantuaBill at August 22, 2021 03:44 PM (+7iWw)

650 Lol. Hitler did nothing wrong.

Posted by: Derp a derp at August 22, 2021 05:20 PM (T+0o3)

651 The "who dis?" is George Orwell, who figures bigly in our new interactive eBook (lnked to 7GB of content, some mine, mostly otherwise from hither and yon... but the URL will bring you there easily enough.

Posted by: Dr. Jeyi at August 22, 2021 07:23 PM (8QIfI)

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