Sunday Overnight Open Thread (9/12/21)

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(H/T Floun der)


Quote I

“The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for.” Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Quote II

“i see the u.s. is having it’s dumb little annual pity party again” Professor Jonathan Weisberg


Quote III

There's one REAL victim's group whose needs have never been addressed: those of us who lived, who escaped the horror, and have had to deal with a laundry list of problems that came with survival:

The Guilt.

The Shame.

The Mental Illness.

The Addictions.

The Unidentified Health Problems.
Matthew Noto


Quote IV

“I want to make sure that this recognition of this solemn moment is not lost in this conversation… I know that there are many cultural issues or concerns, but when I think of 9/11 what stands out most in my mind is people who didn’t just think of themselves.” Fairfax County Public School board member Karen Keys-Gamarra

Quote V

I think privacy is an even bigger problem today, especially given the amount of data on Americans that is available in so many ways, commercially, social media, and you talk about the prospect of foreign governments getting it!Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR)

Quote VI

“My hope would be that every religious group in the world would work avidly to convince their members that you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God,” Monsignor Jim Lisante

Quote VII

"Here's my conundrum. My school employs me to be an authority on the subject of ethics. I hold a Ph.D. in ethics and ancient philosophy and I'm here to tell you, it's ethically wrong to coerce someone to take a vaccine. If it happens to you, you don't have to do it. If you don't want a COVID vaccine, don't take one. End of discussion. It's your own business." Dr. Julie Ponesse is an ethics professor at Ontario's Huron University College,


The Comment of The Week


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This family probably would not make good CSI employees.


CAT-ASH-TROPHE Family cremate dead cat thinking it’s theirs — only for it to turn up on doorstep

A FAMILY cremated a dead cat thinking it was theirs — only for it to turn up on the doorstep hours later.

Freddy and Sinead O’Cleirigh’s moggy Simba had been missing overnight.


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From Last Meals to Last Words, What Can Death Row Prisoners Request Before They Die? As a Texas man sues for his pastor to touch him during his execution, a guide to rights for the condemned.

John Henry Ramirez does not want to die alone. The Texas prisoner knows that at his execution, scheduled for Wednesday evening, he will be able to see witnesses through a pane of glass. A stoic prison official will probably be standing near his head. But Ramirez also wants his Baptist pastor to lay a hand on him as he dies.“It's part of my faith –- there's so much about the power of touch,” Ramirez told The Marshall Project during an interview last week. “You bless someone at the time of their most spiritual need.”


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Having lived in smaller communities most of my life, I can see how this would happen.
Kimberling City, Missouri is currently without a police force and several other key employees.

The small town of Kimberling City, Missouri, which is nestled in the heart of the Ozarks a stone’s throw away from the wholesome attractions of Branson, is soon to be without a police department after every single member of the force resigned within a matter of weeks.

Granted, the entire force of the small town, which has a population of roughly 2,400, is comprised of five people, but it does appear that their having all resigned within the same period of time was no coincidence.

Kimberling City Mayor Bob Fritz told Branson Tri Lake News that the department is normally staffed with six officers, but a detective retired in July.

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Women's rights? Why would you need rights when you are treated as personal property?

Afghan women wearing full face veils sat in rows at a Kabul university lecture theatre Saturday, pledging commitment to the Taliban's hardline policies on gender segregation.

About 300 women -- covered head-to-toe in accordance with strict new dress policies for education -- waved Taliban flags as speakers railed against the West and expressed support for the Islamists' policies.

A handful wore blue burqas, which have only a small mesh window to see from, but most wore black niqabs covering most of the face apart from the eyes.


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It is bad enough that Subway uses Megan Rapinoe in their commercials. What seems worse is how they treat their employees sammich artists.

‘They do not want corporate to know’: Subway worker suspended after footage of her fighting off armed robber goes viral (updated)
'I hope you get compensated for your pain and suffering.'

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This secret ingredient is finger licking good and addictive.

A Chinese food stall owner was recently arrested after admitting to adding poppy husk powder to his dishes to get patrons hooked on them.

In late August of this year, the Lunan Police Station in Lianyungang City, China’s Jiangsu Province, received information that a local hot noodle stall owner might be using illegal ingredients to make his food more appetizing and more addictive. Apparently, the anonymous whistleblower had recently watched public safety warning videos about shady businessmen lacing their food with poppy husks to make them seem more appetizing, and wondered if the food stall that made the delicious hot noodles he loved so much was doing the same thing. As it turned out, they were in fact adding poppy husk powder to the noodles, to make them literally addictive, as a way to boost business.


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Opinions are like assholes. Everybody has one. The worst tourist traps around the world. Or are they?


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The ONT Musical Interlude



Born on this day, September 12, 1952 - Neil Peart
Neil Peart, drummer, Rush, (1980 UK No.13 single 'Spirit Of Radio' 1982 US No. 21 single 'New World Man'). Peart was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on May 9, 1996. The trio was the first rock band to be so honored, as a group. Peart died on 7 January 2020 age 67 after battling brain cancer for three years. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Died on this day: September 12, 2003 - Johnny Cash
US singer songwriter Johnny Cash died of respiratory failure aged 71. One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, known as "The Man in Black." He traditionally started his concerts by saying, "Hello, I'm Johnny Cash." Had the 1969 US No.2 & UK No.4 single 'A Boy Named Sue', plus 11 other US Top 40 singles. Cash also had his own US TV show in late 60s early 70s. via thisdayinmusic.com


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The search for the Elixir of Life yields a Genius Award.

SEPTEMBER 10--A Florida Woman who had to be pulled from the cab of a fire engine that she tried to steal denied being under the influence of the usual street potions, but said that she had taken the “Elixir of Life” before trying to boost the emergency vehicle, according to court records.

Responding to a call about a woman acting erratically on the beach in St. Augustine Beach, cops and fire rescue workers late last month discovered Kailani Jo Kroll, 39, in distress.

Kroll, who lives two blocks from the beach, said she needed CPR and other treatment. But while being escorted to an ambulance, Kroll began running back and forth.

“Due to no crime being committed at this point...I had no reason to chase her,” Officer Brandon Hand reported.

But as police and firemen began entering their vehicles to depart the scene, someone yelled, “She’s stealing the truck!” Kroll, investigators allege, had opened the door of an unsecured fire engine and got in the driver’s seat. St. Johns County Fire Rescue personnel responded by pulling her from the cab.

Witness Jessica Benton told police that, “I thought she was fixin’ to drive off.”


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What a wonderful couple and Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day. (H/T SandyCheeks)

The Fitters have dedicated their lives and their marriage to caring for those in need.

An elderly couple has retired from fostering after welcoming over 600 children into their home over the last 56 years.

Pauline and Roger Fitter, both in their 80s, actually started fostering when they’d been married for just three months. This was due to a vow Mrs Fitter made when she was working as a nurse in a residential nursery caring for young children waiting to be adopted:

“It really hurt me to see these babies becoming institutionalized and I promised myself at the age of 19 that when I married I would foster,” she shared with the BBC.


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Weekly commenter stats for week of 9-12-2021


Top 10 commenters:
1 [505 comments] 'rhennigantx' [71.31 posts/day]
2 [432 comments] 'qdpsteve (L2ZTs)'
3 [406 comments] 'TheJamesMadison, nihilism is all fun and games with a Carpenter leading the way'
4 [382 comments] 'Skip '
5 [375 comments] 'Miklos'
6 [335 comments] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
7 [316 comments] 'Sponge - Michael Byrd MURDERED Ashli Babbitt'
8 [316 comments] 'JT'
9 [311 comments] 'rickb223'
10 [296 comments] 'Tonypete'

Top 10 sockpuppeteers:
1 [370 names] 'Miklos' [52.25 unique names/day]
2 [45 names] 'Cicero (@cicero43)'
3 [41 names] 'Duncanthrax'
4 [35 names] 'Count de Monet, unvaccinated American'
5 [35 names] 'pookysgirl, with fingers crossed'
6 [34 names] 'Helena Handbasket'
7 [29 names] '18-1'
8 [25 names] 'Bete'
9 [22 names] 'Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)'
10 [20 names] 'banana Dream'


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:48 PM




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1 Honest, that rust will just buff out.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 08:51 PM (mD/uy)

2 Good evening morons and thank you mh

The More You Know:
GAVIN NEWSOM screwed his best friend's wife, when she worked in his mayoral office.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 08:51 PM (EZebt)

3 Hi there MisHum!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Live! from the Dungeon of Discord at September 12, 2021 08:52 PM (Dc2NZ)

4 looks ready for the run to the mome

Posted by: a dude in MI at September 12, 2021 08:53 PM (+I6Y/)

5 Just woke up from a late nap.

I see I'm pretty much on time.

For an early ONT.

*so I didn't have time to compose something cleverer*

Posted by: mindful webworker is awake... or am I?? at September 12, 2021 08:54 PM (sNYFR)

6

Lehenengo!

Posted by: Zettai at September 12, 2021 08:55 PM (X0yXK)

7 Read the content!

Thanks MisHum

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at September 12, 2021 08:55 PM (5NC6n)

8 Thanks for stopping by folks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 08:56 PM (aA3+G)

9 Good night everyone

Posted by: Skip at September 12, 2021 08:56 PM (2JoB8)

10 The More You Know:
GAVIN NEWSOM has done more than any other person to undermine the institution of marriage.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 08:56 PM (EZebt)

11 GAVIN NEWSOM screwed his best friend's wife, when she worked in his mayoral office.

He then went on to screw the entire State of California!

Posted by: Azjaeger at September 12, 2021 08:56 PM (3/XaG)

12 RIP to Neil and Johnny

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at September 12, 2021 08:57 PM (5NC6n)

13 Close enough for a Sunday!

Great ONT!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 08:57 PM (hOUT3)

14 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at September 12, 2021 08:57 PM (qAR6u)

15 Complaints, Pissing and moaning to a family member.

While nearly every family has a formerly- or currently-practicing gynecologist, relatively few have a urologist.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 12, 2021 08:57 PM (a3Q+t)

16 good evening

Posted by: wing at September 12, 2021 08:57 PM (PlW9M)

17 GAVIN NEWSOM'S kids went to their posh private school all year. My wife had to quit her job because my kid sat at home.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 08:58 PM (EZebt)

18 Oh man. When you get to the bottom and there's no comments.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 08:59 PM (U2p+3)

19 Refinishing wood floors is a LOT more work than one would think

Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at September 12, 2021 08:59 PM (5NC6n)

20 When you get to the bottom and there's no comments.

Posted by: n


that is just rude, there should always be a "thanks babe"

Posted by: confederatefifth at September 12, 2021 09:00 PM (K3ZCc)

21 I'm a little obsessive these days.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 09:00 PM (EZebt)

22

U.S. Military Building "Eight Small Cities" to House at Least 50,000 Afghan Refugees.

Afghan evacuee flights to US halted after measles cases among recent arrivals.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:00 PM (63Dwl)

23 FedEx is sending emails....

We will reinstate effective September 15, 2021 our physical signature requirements for paid, premium signature services and commercial deliveries* across the U.S. for the following signature types:
>Adult Signature Required (ASR)
>Direct Signature Required (DSR)
>Indirect Signature Required (ISR)

...but I thought we were all going to be killed by the Delta variant?!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 12, 2021 09:02 PM (ACi07)

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19 Refinishing wood floors is a LOT more work than one would think
Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at September 12, 2021 08:59 PM (5NC6n)


Been there, done that.........
I agree with you 110%

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:03 PM (aA3+G)

25 good evening all

Posted by: wing at September 12, 2021 09:03 PM (PlW9M)

26 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:04 PM (WmVfO)

27 ...but I thought we were all going to be killed by the Delta variant?!
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

We are all dead. We are just too damn dumb to lay down. That's what they keep telling us.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:04 PM (mD/uy)

28 19 Refinishing wood floors is a LOT more work than one would think
Posted by: Zeera Hunkering down here, Boss at September 12, 2021 08:59 PM (5NC6n)


Been there, done that.........
I agree with you 110%
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:03 PM (aA3+G)

I actually got good at that at one point, but yeah. I did an 1800 sq ft and a 3000 sq ft set of floors by myself at one point when I felt frisky. Oak, too - lot of sanding!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:05 PM (WmVfO)

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U.S. Military Building "Eight Small Cities" to House at Least 50,000 Afghan Refugees.

Afghan evacuee flights to US halted after measles cases among recent arrivals.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:00 PM (63Dwl)

Eight small cities in Afghanistan so they can go home after they recover from measles?

Posted by: Clutch at September 12, 2021 09:06 PM (9UmRs)

30 My county is purportedly accepting VA (state) funding on the order of $2.5 mil to be matched by the generosity of my counties taxpaying citizens to build a beautiful new Visitor's Center in a (formerly) rural part of the county!

One guess: What country those visitors will ALL be coming from?

Two guesses if you are a liberal.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:07 PM (hOUT3)

31 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 12, 2021 09:07 PM (HQA9W)

32 26 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:04 PM (WmVfO)
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I was never able to "get" that beginning riff. I screwed it up every time, until a few years ago somebody pointed out to me that it was simply the letters YYZ in Morse code. -.-- -.-- --.. I know Morse code quite well and don't know how I never noticed that. Now I can nail it every time.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 12, 2021 09:08 PM (lNHqD)

33 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:04 PM (WmVfO)

I can't remember who said it, or the context, but they had a helluva time getting it right. I know folks have strong opinions about Geddy Lee's singing voice, but Rush was a fucking trifecta of virtuosity.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:08 PM (x8Wzq)

34 Tourist traps. Anybody else been to SEE Ruby Falls??

Posted by: tecumsehtea at September 12, 2021 09:09 PM (skoMC)

35 I've never heard of moggy before. Britishism?

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:09 PM (59DiK)

36 31 Thirst!
Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 12, 2021 09:07 PM (HQA9W)


I suspect there is something wrong with the "system" because you seem to able to do this on almost every post!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:09 PM (hOUT3)

37 Fuck Joe Biden.

Say his name.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at September 12, 2021 09:09 PM (saYnF)

38 I've seen Ruby Falls and Rock City. I'm sofisticated like that.

Posted by: f'd at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (Tnijr)

39 Shithead....there I said his name.

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (Kuxsi)

40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday.

The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (63Dwl)

41 boy howdy, jeezley crow, comment of the week is bloody fucking spot-on.

g'night, one & sundry, alla youse ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (Seiya)

42 40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday.

The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (63Dwl)


Martin Luther is rolling over in his grave.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:12 PM (aA3+G)

43 One of my high school friends was an accomplished musician (trombone - no judging!) and as such he could read music fluidly. But he had a helluva time trying to figure out how YYZ was written.

I believe YYZ was Rush's magnum opus.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:13 PM (x8Wzq)

44 42 40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America installed its first openly transgender bishop in a service held in San Francisco's Grace Cathedral on Saturday.

The Rev. Megan Rohrer will lead one of the church's 65 synods, overseeing nearly 200 congregations in Northern California and northern Nevada.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (63Dwl)


Good for them.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (U2p+3)

45
Well, great. It's going to rain like hell this week from a tropical storm headed this way. Not Harvey-level totals, I pray.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (/U27+)

46 I'm learning to play Lyle Lovett's cover of "The Ballad of the Tanqueray Cowboy and the Snow Leopard," a tune in, I think, the key of D.

Great guitar work by Lyle, not so much, me. There is a live version of it on YouTube in which you can see a lot of his playing, both hands.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (saYnF)

47

I always thought "YYZ" is what's stamped on a zipper pull...

Posted by: Zettai at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (2HgxZ)

48 Quiet evening. Hi Horde!

Just finished watching Part 2 of Lupin with my daughter. Really fun action show. They nicely tied up the story so very curious what they will do for the next season.

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (6lKe4)

49 >>> 45
Well, great. It's going to rain like hell this week from a tropical storm headed this way. Not Harvey-level totals, I pray.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (/U27+)

Hey JJ, can you divert some of that rain a few hours North?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 12, 2021 09:15 PM (ACi07)

50 funny how they were able to get (apparently) tens of thousands of afghans out ... but still left American citizens behind, innit ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:15 PM (Seiya)

51

The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas' new anti-abortion law.

On Friday night, CEO Marc Benioff retweeted a post about the story, adding, "Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice." Ohana is a Hawaiian term for family.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:15 PM (63Dwl)

52 Grace Cathedral is stunningly beautiful.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 09:16 PM (EZebt)

53 Monsignor Jim, killing infidels is not a path to God.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:16 PM (Tw76q)

54 Too many tourist traps to name. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, TN are at the top of my list.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:17 PM (FtJ1S)

55 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:04 PM (WmVfO)

Primus does a fine job of it. IMO
https://youtu.be/IQyOgBM2-u8

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at September 12, 2021 09:17 PM (VJBq9)

56 Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:11 PM (Seiya)
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Sock rat - drop me an email at the GT addy if you don't mind. Have an idea. Thx.

Posted by: Weasel at September 12, 2021 09:17 PM (MVjcR)

57 I hoped for rain today. Heard a rumble of thunder, and some sprinkles on the roof. But. naw. I walk on the front lawn and the dead grass turns to powder. But. the reservoirs are still full.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:17 PM (x8Wzq)

58 54 Too many tourist traps to name. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, TN are at the top of my list.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:17 PM (FtJ1S)

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Beautiful area, total tourist trap. A friend and I went there a couple years ago. I came away with a t-shirt from Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and that was the least tacky thing within 15 miles.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 12, 2021 09:18 PM (lNHqD)

59 funny how they were able to get (apparently) tens of thousands of afghans out ... but still left American citizens behind, innit ?
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:15 PM (Seiya)


It can never be said that our current set of government officials (at every level and branch) don't understand priorities!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:18 PM (hOUT3)

60 Amish landing their fishing boat, excellent !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:19 PM (Seiya)

61 Hard to say who is a bigger douche, Newsom or Benioff.

They're both smug. They're both greasy. At least Benioff has produced jobs even if he is a fat slob.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 09:19 PM (EZebt)

62 I wonder how churches that use the Bible can just ignore the part where it says homosexuality is a sin, and church leaders can't be open, unrepentant sinners? Open disregard of the instruction manual can't be a good thing, if you have an organization based on spreading the news of the instruction manual, wouldn't you think?

Posted by: Azjaeger at September 12, 2021 09:19 PM (3/XaG)

63 47 I always thought "YYZ" is what's stamped on a zipper pull...
Posted by: Zettai at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (2HgxZ)

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That's "YKK", or "Y2K". Little did we know we should look to fasteners to prophesy the future.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:20 PM (CAJOC)

64 The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America hasn't been a Lutheran, or even really a Christian church, in decades.

Posted by: tecumsehtea at September 12, 2021 09:20 PM (skoMC)

65 afftrm, Weasel, tomorrow sometime ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:20 PM (Seiya)

66 Amish landing their fishing boat, excellent !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:19 PM (Seiya)


Sure looks like that rig has a motor and not an oar in sight.
Maybe New Order Amish?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (hOUT3)

67 Open disregard of the instruction manual can't be a good thing, if you have an organization based on spreading the news of the instruction manual, wouldn't you think?
Posted by: Azjaeger

Love is love!
(No matter what, right?)

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (mD/uy)

68 PennsyltukyI got married in Gatlinburg. Last of three mistakes.
Also, my last divorce. I knew it but refused to recognize the signs. Like our hotel room catching fire in the middle of the night.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (FtJ1S)

69 >>> A Chinese food stall owner was recently arrested after admitting to adding poppy husk powder to his dishes to get patrons hooked on them.


So I Married An Axe Murdurer
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Charlie's Dad: Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. "Oh, you're gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!"

Charlie : Dad, how can you hate "The Colonel"?

Charlie's Dad : Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smartass!

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (59DiK)

70 My first world problem ends tomorrow when I get to see Clapton at Dickies arena in Fort Worth, TX tomorrow night for the first time. I thought he would never tour again when he developed problems with his hands a few years ago. Then a few weeks ago I stumbled across this concert a mere 500 miles from where I live. The ticket I got was one of the last in the arena. I count this as a blessing in my life.

Posted by: LostInSpace at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (SH0u8)

71 YYZ is an airport code for one of them Canuck cities.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:22 PM (x8Wzq)

72 ok, & now rly g'nite ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:22 PM (Seiya)

73 Primus does a fine job of it. IMO

Oops wrong link
https://youtu.be/A3oPXLBcxgk

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher at September 12, 2021 09:22 PM (VJBq9)

74 My college town had two cops.
A day cop and a night cop.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:22 PM (Tw76q)

75 68 PennsyltukyI got married in Gatlinburg. Last of three mistakes.
Also, my last divorce. I knew it but refused to recognize the signs. Like our hotel room catching fire in the middle of the night.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (FtJ1S)


So you guys were a hawtie couple

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:23 PM (aA3+G)

76 Evening folks.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 12, 2021 09:23 PM (Vxu+H)

77 Love is love!
(No matter what, right?)
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (mD/uy)


Some of those original Greek texts obviously got mistranslated!

Posted by: Al Sharptong (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:23 PM (hOUT3)

78
YYZ is an airport code for one of them Canuck cities.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son


http://www.pilotnav.com/navaid/faa-3066

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:23 PM (63Dwl)

79 With ELCA it isn't even the homosexuality stuff that's so bad, it's that they don't truly recognize Jesus as the one way, a basic Lutheran tenet. It's fine if a church doesn't want to do that (there are many ways . . . lots of churches believe this) but to continue to stand behind the name of Lutheran is really false.

Posted by: tecumsehtea at September 12, 2021 09:24 PM (skoMC)

80 75
I would need a lot of alcohol to explain my life.
There is a reason I'm mostly a hermit.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (FtJ1S)

81 >>> 68 PennsyltukyI got married in Gatlinburg. Last of three mistakes.
Also, my last divorce. I knew it but refused to recognize the signs. Like our hotel room catching fire in the middle of the night.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (FtJ1S)

Um... do we want to know the whole story?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (ACi07)

82 21 I'm a little obsessive these days.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 09:00 PM (EZebt)


I don't blame you. I hope you people manage to unload Governor Brylcreem.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (+lVUW)

83 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.
Posted by: Tom Servo

I think Primus did a cover. Umphrey's McGee, but they can cover literally anything. Misspelled the link, whoops.

https://tinyurl.com/UmphriesYYZ

Great post, MisHum! Love the cremated cat story.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (OssQ4)

84 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (VxC1e)

85 The ticket I got was one of the last in the arena. I count this as a blessing in my life.
Posted by: LostInSpace at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (SH0u

Enjoy. And share notes on how it went.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (x8Wzq)

86 Um... do we want to know the whole story?

**raises hand. Yes please

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (6lKe4)

87 I read the story of the death row inmate as him wanting the preacher to hold him as he was electrocuted. I don't think he was to be electrocuted, but the preacher would have a good argument against holding the inmate if it was to be an electrocution.

Posted by: Dave at September 12, 2021 09:26 PM (mXUCw)

88 I knew it but refused to recognize the signs. Like our hotel room catching fire in the middle of the night.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe

Um... do we want to know the whole story?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Do you smoke after sex?

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:26 PM (mD/uy)

89 Love is love!
(No matter what, right?)

Love the sinner. See if you can help them stop sinning. Don't honor the sin as a defining lifestyle and put them in charge of the church. I'm not the greatest theologian, but I THINK I am paraphrasing the intent of one of the biggest figures in the instruction manual...

Posted by: Azjaeger at September 12, 2021 09:28 PM (3/XaG)

90 Yes, the comment of the week deserves it.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 12, 2021 09:28 PM (OssQ4)

91 I don't blame you. I hope you people manage to unload Governor Brylcreem.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (+lVUW)
===
I have no hope whatsoever, other than the fact I am always wrong.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 09:28 PM (EZebt)

92 The electric heater in teh room caught fire. I pulled the plug and managed to quell the fire with an extinguisher.
The manager moved us to a different room. It had a fireplace.
They had not opened the flue in several years.
The hot tub in the original room was A. cold, ii, had multi legged critters floating in it. .
I should've gone for some cigars and never looked back.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:28 PM (FtJ1S)

93 Beautiful area, total tourist trap. A friend and I went there a couple years ago. I came away with a t-shirt from Smoky Mountain Knife Works, and that was the least tacky thing within 15 miles.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 12, 2021 09:18 PM (lNHqD)

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Pfft.

Posted by: The Smokey Mountain Working Indian Village - YOUR INDIAN NAME ON A RICE GRAIN at September 12, 2021 09:29 PM (VxC1e)

94 71 YYZ is an airport code for one of them Canuck cities.


I believe you are right. One of the airports around Toronto.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2021 09:29 PM (QFVV9)

95
I don't think he was to be electrocuted, but the preacher would have a good argument against holding the inmate if it was to be an electrocution.
Posted by: Dave


Wear lineman's gloves.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:29 PM (63Dwl)

96 85 The ticket I got was one of the last in the arena. I count this as a blessing in my life.
Posted by: LostInSpace at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (SH0u

Enjoy. And share notes on how it went.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

---
I am beyond giddy and I have great hopes that he is still able to play With fire and greatness. You may come to regret my sharing notes if he hits anything close to my imagination.

Posted by: LostInSpace at September 12, 2021 09:30 PM (SH0u8)

97 Les Claypool auditioned to replace the late great Cliff Burton, of the otherwise mediocre metal band Metallica.

He was not a good fit, apparently. Hmm.

Not dissing Jason Newstead. He's good people. I am dissing the others. Mostly Lars. Fucking shit-bag.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:30 PM (x8Wzq)

98 Do you smoke after sex?
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:26 PM (mD/uy)

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Depends on the lubricant

Posted by: Kamala Harris at September 12, 2021 09:30 PM (VxC1e)

99 I don't blame you. I hope you people manage to unload Governor Brylcreem.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (+lVUW)
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I
You people? You people!What do you mean, you people?

Posted by: San Francisco Karens Collective at September 12, 2021 09:30 PM (EZebt)

100 Ahh, Winston so sorry about your third marriage. You get points for great presentation though...

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 09:30 PM (6lKe4)

101 Arf!
Posted by: Sandy at September 12, 2021 09:25 PM (VxC1e)


Sandy, only because this is Sunday, I'm going to let this one pass!

Posted by: Conor at September 12, 2021 09:31 PM (hOUT3)

102 I've admittedly never been there, but I have a soft spot for Dubai. Sure it may be a bit artificial, and yes it is most definitely double quadruple down on the bling bling, but it's a shining example of what the Arab would could have accomplished with all that oil money if they hadn't squandered it on Islamist fuckery.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:32 PM (UewuT)

103 Well, great. It's going to rain like hell this week from a tropical storm headed this way. Not Harvey-level totals, I pray.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 12, 2021 09:14 PM (/U27+)

I forgot where you are now! I know the center is projected to be about 30 miles south of us here in Tyler by Wednesday afternoon.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:32 PM (WmVfO)

104 hold his hand if I wore lineman's gloves ...

g'night !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:32 PM (Seiya)

105 Posted by: LostInSpace at September 12, 2021 09:21 PM (SH0u
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You are going to have a great time! I think I've seen him about a dozen times and he never disappoints.

Posted by: Weasel at September 12, 2021 09:32 PM (MVjcR)

106 I've never heard of moggy before. Britishism?
Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:09 PM (59DiK)

Yeah. Britishism for "kitty".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:32 PM (zgTTJ)

107 Thanks Iris
As I said, I need time and alcohol to describe my life.
It's a long, boring story of stupidity and bad choices.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:33 PM (FtJ1S)

108 LOL 95 !

Hordemind !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:34 PM (Seiya)

109 It'll be quite the spectacle if the Burj Khalifa ever comes down.

Given what I've read about the construction standards in Dubai, I think we'll see it in our lifetimes.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 12, 2021 09:34 PM (OssQ4)

110 https://www.torontoairport.com/

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:34 PM (hOUT3)

111
all the canuk city airport codes start with Y I believe

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 09:34 PM (bTQ72)

112 On Friday night, CEO Marc Benioff retweeted a post about the story, adding, "Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice." Ohana is a Hawaiian term for family.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:15 PM (63Dwl)

Abbott should tweet: "don't let the doorknob hit ya where the Good Lord split ya."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:35 PM (zgTTJ)

113 Do you smoke after sex?
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 09:26 PM


I don't know, I've never looked.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 12, 2021 09:35 PM (a3Q+t)

114 So Salseforce employs a lot of women who are bad at using birth control, sleep around, and want to kill their babies. Not exactly a loss to the state of Texas.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)

115 if only ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (Seiya) at September 12, 2021 09:36 PM (Seiya)

116 107 Thanks Iris
As I said, I need time and alcohol to describe my life.
It's a long, boring story of stupidity and bad choices.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:33 PM (FtJ1

Are you the guy in that commercial drinking smart water and having tattoos removed?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:36 PM (aA3+G)

117 So Salseforce employs a lot of women who are bad at using birth control, sleep around, and want to kill their babies. Not exactly a loss to the state of Texas.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)


To be fair, it is rather nice they declared their preferences, eh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:36 PM (hOUT3)

118 Is smart water connected to the internet?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:37 PM (63Dwl)

119 After eighteen years of active duty service in the US Army, a lieutenant colonel has resigned.
He's walking away from all he's worked for and believed in since he was an ROTC kid at UGA.
He's walking away from his retirement.

Here is his letter:

https://gab.com/a/posts/106920339441960653

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 09:37 PM (7+zu/)

120 So Salseforce employs a lot of women who are bad at using birth control, sleep around, and want to kill their babies. Not exactly a loss to the state of Texas.
Posted by: nerdygirl

Indeed. "Well... bye."

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 12, 2021 09:37 PM (OssQ4)

121 The Toronto Airport singular

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at September 12, 2021 09:38 PM (K5YXy)

122 Mis Hum
I at least have avoided tats. I know they hurt to remove.
I have enough scars without those. I never tried smart water. It'd out think me.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:38 PM (FtJ1S)

123 118 Is smart water connected to the internet?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:37 PM (63Dwl)

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Why do you think it's called "the intertubes"?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:38 PM (CAJOC)

124 Boat landing impediments, is a nice picture but I don't get it.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:39 PM (Tw76q)

125 Wear lineman's gloves.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:29 PM (63Dwl)

Waste not, want not. Plug your Tesla into the condemned guy's asshole.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:39 PM (zgTTJ)

126 If you haven't listened to the Rush clip, Mis Hum also snuck in
"The Trees" in the second half of it, another great piece.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (WmVfO)

127 I was in Washington DC on 9/11 and on 1/6.

They are nothing alike.

Posted by: blaster at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (mbFEM)

128 I did work with someone who guzzled smart water.
It didn't help.
Oh, and before I forget, Quote II
Fuck that guy in particular.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (FtJ1S)

129 LOL. AOP!

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (Kuxsi)

130 Wasn't Salesforce in the news a while back? Might have been something about cancelling contracts with disfavored industries. Or something else. I really don't remember.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (CAJOC)

131 I remember in the days after 9/11, there were schoolchildren making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and donating them to the firefighters at Ground Zero. Are any of you here on the ONT?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (Mzdiz)

132 125 Wear lineman's gloves.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:29 PM (63Dwl)

Waste not, want not. Plug your Tesla into the condemned guy's asshole.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:39 PM (zgTTJ)

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Could it fling a Delorean back in time?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:41 PM (CAJOC)

133 Wasn't Salesforce in the news a while back? Might have been something about cancelling contracts with disfavored industries. Or something else. I really don't remember.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (CAJOC)

They're helping their Texas employees flee the horror of not being able to abort their babies.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:41 PM (Mzdiz)

134 39 Shithead....there I said his name.

Posted by: four seasons

You're kind.
I refer to him as the Senile Fuckwad."

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 09:41 PM (U2p+3)

135 130 Wasn't Salesforce in the news a while back? Might have been something about cancelling contracts with disfavored industries. Or something else. I really don't remember.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (CAJOC)

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They display their virtue by refusing to do business with gun makers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:41 PM (VxC1e)

136 The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that--as much as I think the abortion wedge is way overplayed by both parties--the Texas law is an absolutely brilliant move to shut down the influx of moonbats. Personally, I break libertarian but I really don't care so it wouldn't matter much to me. But the Beto loving proglibs, they just can't handle not getting the way all day errday.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:42 PM (UewuT)

137 Totally agree the Mona Lisa is a terrible experience. The ultimate checkmark tourism.

Very much disagree about the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The cathedral and baptistery there are also amazing to see. Pisa itself has a large college town feel different from the rest of Tuscany and is worth a day trip from Florence.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 12, 2021 09:42 PM (/aiGx)

138 Good one nurse

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (Kuxsi)

139 actually got good at that at one point, but yeah. I did an 1800 sq ft and a 3000 sq ft set of floors by myself at one point when I felt frisky. Oak, too - lot of sanding!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:05 PM (WmVfO)


My floor is doing a strange thing where the wood is shrinking. There are 1/8 to 1/4 gaps in some places. They were installed when the place was built 80 years ago. I think they will need to be ripped up and installed again. Finding wood to match would be an additional problem.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (59DiK)

140 Totally agree the Mona Lisa is a terrible experience. The ultimate checkmark tourism.

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I'll see your Mona Lisa and raise you one Sistine Chapel.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (VxC1e)

141 124 Boat landing impediments, is a nice picture but I don't get it.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:39 PM (Tw76q)

Is that horse gonna back up to slide the boat off the trailer, or does it have a 4 foot fall into the water?

Posted by: Clutch at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (9UmRs)

142 126 If you haven't listened to the Rush clip, Mis Hum also snuck in
"The Trees" in the second half of it, another great piece.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (WmVfO)

Thanks for noticing Tom.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

143 I really don't get why anyone feels guilty for surviving. Kinda stupid. Anyone could have been killed, you survived. Be sad about the lost, but be glad you survived. Sheesh.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 12, 2021 09:44 PM (eJn7u)

144 127 I was in Washington DC on 9/11 and on 1/6.

They are nothing alike.
Posted by: blaster



I've lived here since 1997. You are correct.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2021 09:44 PM (QFVV9)

145 The more I think about it, the more I'm convinced that--as much as I think the abortion wedge is way overplayed by both parties--the Texas law is an absolutely brilliant move to shut down the influx of moonbats. Personally, I break libertarian but I really don't care so it wouldn't matter much to me. But the Beto loving proglibs, they just can't handle not getting the way all day errday.
Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:42 PM (UewuT)

And if it induces demotwats to unass Texas, so much the better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:44 PM (zgTTJ)

146 I think this is the first time I've seen my name on the wall.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (59DiK)

147 Also, I'm gonna lay odds that Salesforce, being a tech company, doesn't actually employ very many women. Just a bunch of virtue signaling soyboys desperate for something to call a cause.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (UewuT)

148 140 Totally agree the Mona Lisa is a terrible experience. The ultimate checkmark tourism.

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I'll see your Mona Lisa and raise you one Sistine Chapel.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (VxC1e)

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A little closer to home, the St Louis Arch. The trip to the top is not worth the claustrophobia.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (CAJOC)

149 Evening.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (1Yy3c)

150 107 Thanks Iris
As I said, I need time and alcohol to describe my life.
It's a long, boring story of stupidity and bad choices.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:33 PM (FtJ1


BULLSHIT!
You have been kind to me and let me vent and rant and you have offered me and my kitty safe haven if/when Seattle goes plaid.
You are a kind and intelligent man and you are special to me. Knock it off

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (U2p+3)

151 And BTW. There is ONE PATH to God.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (eJn7u)

152 The More You Know:
GAVIN NEWSOM screwed his best friend's wife, when she worked in his mayoral office.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 08:51 PM (EZebt)

Well he's fucked everyone else in California, what's one little office whore?

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (1Yy3c)

153 I'm just slightly under miklos.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (59DiK)

154 Sydney Opera House tours were free when I went there mid 80's but not likely to go back with the Nazi's in charge now. Who is our Churchill ?

Surprised Niagara Falls Canada didn't make the list

Posted by: Lord Percy etc at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (K5YXy)

155 bah salesforce is a san fran company with very few Texas employees - just more virtue signaling.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:47 PM (WmVfO)

156 Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:40 PM (WmVfO)

Thanks for noticing Tom.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (aA3+G)

I was hoping for another segue, Xanadu.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:47 PM (x8Wzq)

157 146 I think this is the first time I've seen my name on the wall.
Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (59DiK)

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I've heard rumors that those lists are etched into the staves of the Barrel. So you've got that going for ya...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:47 PM (CAJOC)

158 As I said, I need time and alcohol to describe my life.
It's a long, boring story of stupidity and bad choices.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:33 PM (FtJ1S)

You too? I got a couple of Yuengling's in the fridge. Why don't you grab one and sit a spell.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 09:47 PM (1Yy3c)

159 Surprised Niagara Falls Canada didn't make the list
Posted by: Lord Percy etc at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (K5YXy)

The plumber got off his ass and fixed it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:47 PM (zgTTJ)

160 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:43 PM (VxC1e)

Yea the Sistine Chapel is a checkmark tourist spot but it is still worth sitting there and contemplating how he could have made that ceiling. In the gallery with the Mona Lisa the painting is so small you cannot even see it, and the constant flashes reflecting off the protective glass. Ugh.

Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 12, 2021 09:48 PM (/aiGx)

161 @148: "A little closer to home, the St Louis Arch. The trip to the top is not worth the claustrophobia."

Like being stuck in an old malfunctioning tumble dryer.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at September 12, 2021 09:48 PM (+WWsf)

162 OK, I just now finished reading the content. Now back to the comments

Posted by: RTW at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (jJlJu)

163 I would probably find Mona Lisa interesting if I could get right up on it and study the technique. But apparently you can't do that because of all the tourons, so I'm gonna have to take a hell no on that excursion.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (UewuT)

164 I'm just slightly under miklos.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (59DiK)

We're not doing phrasing anymore?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (Mzdiz)

165 Ah Nurse
You are too kind. I do my best but my life history has a lot of wreckage in it.
Being a hermit kind of helps.
Now, I just have to get the struggle with anger and hatred done.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (FtJ1S)

166 Many Afghan pilots escaped to Uzbekistan with their vehicles. Now, the US govt is negotiating with Uzbekistan to return the vehicles...to the Tallyban.
per Lara Logan

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (Tw76q)

167 Yea the Sistine Chapel is a checkmark tourist spot but it is still worth sitting there and contemplating how he could have made that ceiling. In the gallery with the Mona Lisa the painting is so small you cannot even see it, and the constant flashes reflecting off the protective glass. Ugh.
Posted by: Ted Torgerson at September 12, 2021 09:48 PM (/aiGx)

The Louvre could probably make bank by selling "VIP showings" of the Mona Lisa to small groups after hours.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (zgTTJ)

168 164 I'm just slightly under miklos.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (59DiK)

We're not doing phrasing anymore?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (Mzdiz)

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Phrasing was killed by Net Neutrality.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (CAJOC)

169 The Pyramids at Giza are actually spectacular in person. Sure, there are hawkers around but they don't ruin the experience.

Don't forget the obligatory camel ride in the desert.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (VxC1e)

170 I agree regarding the Mona Lisa.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:51 PM (Mzdiz)

171 Many Afghan pilots escaped to Uzbekistan with their vehicles. Now, the US govt is negotiating with Uzbekistan to return the vehicles...to the Tallyban.
per Lara Logan
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (Tw76q)

Uzbekistan should seize the vehicles as being illegally imported.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:51 PM (zgTTJ)

172 Robert
Thanks. Do you like bourbon?

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:51 PM (FtJ1S)

173 And I disagree about Mt. Rushmore. Though my wife and son were more taken by it than I was, it was still worth the visit.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (CAJOC)

174 The Van Gogh traveling exhibit is in Dallas now and I'm planning to go see it. Mother saw it in Phoenix and said it is well worth going to.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (WmVfO)

175 The crown jewels were pretty wambam thankyou ma'am. They should have just put us on a conveyer belt as quick as they shot us through.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (59DiK)

176 Yea the Sistine Chapel is a checkmark tourist spot but it is still worth sitting there and contemplating how he could have made that ceiling.

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NO SITTING. NO STOPPING. FOLLOW THE LINE TO THE EXIT. DON'T LOOK UP.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (VxC1e)

177 Many Afghan pilots escaped to Uzbekistan with their vehicles. Now, the US govt is negotiating with Uzbekistan to return the vehicles...to the Tallyban.
per Lara Logan
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (Tw76q)


How else is BiDong Enterprises gooing to get their 10%?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (hOUT3)

178
I think this is the first time I've seen my name on the wall.
Posted by: banana Dream


867-5309

for Kids

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (63Dwl)

179 Phrasing was killed by Net Neutrality.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (CAJOC)

Yet another reason.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (Mzdiz)

180 Don't forget the obligatory camel ride in the desert.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (VxC1e)

"And the camel turned his around, looked at the rider, and smacked his lips."

Posted by: Just the Punchline at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (zgTTJ)

181 Taking a ride on a gondola in the Grand Canal in Venice is overpriced and overrated.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 09:53 PM (VxC1e)

182 So Salseforce employs a lot of women who are bad at using birth control, sleep around, and want to kill their babies. Not exactly a loss to the state of Texas.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:35 PM (+lVUW)


Oops, I forgot. "Men" can have babies too. Better send me to reeducation camp.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 09:53 PM (+lVUW)

183 And I disagree about Mt. Rushmore. Though my wife and son were more taken by it than I was, it was still worth the visit.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (CAJOC)

Second that. It is an awesome work. Can't be taken for granted, though it is granite.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (zgTTJ)

184 Uzbekistan should seize the vehicles as being illegally imported.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:51 PM (zgTTJ)


Great idea, but they'd never get another dime of US foreign aid (at least while the Dems are in charge)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (hOUT3)

185 My life history is not that entertaining, but I should tell my sister's life history. I've always said that if I felt like it, I could write 4 or 5 Lifetime Channel Movies out of it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (WmVfO)

186 So Johnny Cash did of COVID.

I didn't realize that.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (5p7BC)

187 I never rode on a gondola, but I took some great photos. Also got mobbed by pigeons at San Marco.

Scary, actually.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (Mzdiz)

188 Evening.
Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 09:45 PM (1Yy3c)

Apparently Senjutsu is an yuge success. I need to acquire it. Been an Iron Maiden fan since I was a kid. Me and a buddy pooled our money to get the debut album. We had to place an order through our local Gibson's Drug Store. The lady what took our order was kind of fraught with disapproval. Cody, WY was a fun place for a small bunch of metal heads.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (x8Wzq)

189 Many Afghan pilots escaped to Uzbekistan with their vehicles. Now, the US govt is negotiating with Uzbekistan to return the vehicles...to the Tallyban.
per Lara Logan
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (Tw76q)

This is what happens when America hating leftist fuckwads control the government. This is not incompetence. If it were incompetence we might see how they were trying to do the correct thing. This is pure malignance. They are arming our enemies so they might do us harm.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (1Yy3c)

190 tom hanks can sure play them drums.. oh wait, that's neil peart. rip.

Posted by: 5280 greaser at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (oSX/P)

191 So the Amish or Mennonites use a horse to tow their boat with an outboard motor?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (sJHOI)

192 Eric Clapton wrote an anti-vaxx song with Van Morrison. I think he had a bad reaction to the jab. In any event, he does not support forced vaccinations. He's getting shit for it from all the usual suspects.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (UsshY)

193 Can't be taken for granted, though it is granite.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (zgTTJ)


Well, you must admit that Mt Rushmore rocks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at September 12, 2021 09:56 PM (hOUT3)

194 Eh, I did the first two so may as well go down the list, shall we?

Dead Sea: Never been. Sounds boring, and I have a standing policy of not vacationing in active war zones which frankly Israel is, so no go. Well, okay, I'd consider it if I bought along enough hardware and "friends" to make every alphabet agency on the planet collectively shit itself, but unless I win several lotteries that's unlikely to happen.

Grand Canyon: I went there when I was a teenager, all I really remember is that it was really foggy and the bus ride took forever. It sucked.

Disney: Went to Disney World when I was really young, or so I'm told. Apparently I fell asleep and a gaggle of mascots crowded around trying to rouse me with no success, so clearly a record minimum of fucks were given by Young C++ that day. Went to Disneyland in college as part of a company event, boring as hell. I did like the Pirates Of The Caribbean ride, but mostly just because it was underground and it was hot as balls outside that day.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 09:56 PM (UewuT)

195 173 And I disagree about Mt. Rushmore. Though my wife and son were more taken by it than I was, it was still worth the visit.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 09:52 PM (CAJOC)

I saw Mt. Rushmore and I was quite impressed. It was a clear day and I loved how the shadows moved around the sculpture. It was worth the trip. Plus it was in early May on a weekday not many people there. Always a plus.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 09:56 PM (aA3+G)

196 >>He's getting shit for it from all the usual suspects.

Of course he is. It's obligatory for harpies to screech.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:57 PM (Mzdiz)

197 Oh. I went to the link about the cops all resigning in that little MO town. Sounds like the town's mayor and his cronies drove off the good police chief, and his mean all followed.

Infuriating link at that site about a muzzie student "senator" at some MO school who gathered up and trashed 2917 U.S. flags set out to commemorate the 9/11 victims. Fucker needs a real tuneup.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:58 PM (zgTTJ)

198 Eric Clapton wrote an anti-vaxx song with Van Morrison. I think he had a bad reaction to the jab. In any event, he does not support forced vaccinations. He's getting shit for it from all the usual suspects.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (UsshY)


yes, like that great thinker David Crosby

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 12, 2021 09:58 PM (sJHOI)

199 I saw the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland when I was 25. It was a crushing disappointment, after my childhood years of watching Tinkerbell fly around it at night. Something about the harsh Cali sun makes it even worse than it is.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:59 PM (Mzdiz)

200
187 I never rode on a gondola, but I took some great photos. Also got mobbed by pigeons at San Marco.

Scary, actually.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (Mzdiz)

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Venice is unbearable in the summer when the cruise ships disgorge thousands of tourists between 9 and 6. Worse than Disneyland.

It's completely different when you go in the off season and spend a few nights in a classic old hotel like the Danieli.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (VxC1e)

201 164 I'm just slightly under miklos.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 09:46 PM (59DiK)

We're not doing phrasing anymore?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 09:49 PM (Mzdiz)

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My college roommate lived near Tampa, and I stayed with his family for a couple days (either on the way down to school or the way back, I forgot). His mom took us to Disney World. I remember having fun. It probably helped that he had a sister fifteen years his junior, so her excitement was infectious.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (CAJOC)

202 I'm the same age as Disneyland.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (Mzdiz)

203 I would visit the Dead Sea simply out of my interest in geology. But I would try to link up with some Israeli geologist, and get some useful information.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:01 PM (zgTTJ)

204 Tecumsehtea and f'd: On my recent road trip, I passed by all the Ruby Falls and Rock City billboards. If these are tourist traps, I'm glad that I didn't stop. Thanks for letting me know.

Posted by: RTW at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (jJlJu)

205 Thanks. Do you like bourbon?
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 09:51 PM (FtJ1S)

I think I got a little left!

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Cody, WY was a fun place for a small bunch of metal heads.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (x8Wzq)

Long hair, fast riffs, frightening the normies...GOID JOB!!!! *Thumbs up*

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (1Yy3c)

206 Loch Ness is overrated. If it wasn't for the 'monster' nobody would visit. There are much prettier Loch's in Scotland.

Land's End in England is also a tourist trap. A really cool one so I recommend it. I liked it (shrugs)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (QFVV9)

207 It probably helped that he had a sister fifteen years his junior, so her excitement was infectious.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (CAJOC)

Funny way to say bewbs.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

208 I did not watch football much today, because it's stupid. I did briefly check in to see the mood of the Americans: Full stadiums, very, very few face diapers.

If anyone can fix this shit, we Americans can. Who's with me??!! Yarrghhh!!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:03 PM (x8Wzq)

209 Venice is unbearable in the summer when the cruise ships disgorge thousands of tourists between 9 and 6. Worse than Disneyland.

It's completely different when you go in the off season and spend a few nights in a classic old hotel like the Danieli.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (VxC1e)

I saw it as a college kid with a Eurail pass. I think we were only there for a day. I always swore that the next time I would return with money and someone I loved.

That ship has sailed, since I won't be flying anymore. That decision was made long before our current situation.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:03 PM (Mzdiz)

210 Brazil's Bolsonaro Signs Order Prohibiting Tech Firms From Deleting His Cancerous Posts
_Gizmodo

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:04 PM (Tw76q)

211 I got to climb the Tower of Pisa back when you were allowed.
Cool climb, but very claustrophobic. Cool view at the top, but no railings.

And the tourist crap was just as bad 35 years ago.
But do check out the singing in the Duomo. Cool acoustic effects amid beautiful architecture.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (vuisn)

212 Robert
Montana Honey Moonshine is on tap for tonight.
Sadly, not up to the standard from the first PNWMoMe a couple of years ago. Ask Nurse and Jordan about that.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (FtJ1S)

213 The Royal Gorge is kind of a tourist trap. The bridge and the tram aren't that great of an experience. I mean you're surrounded by beautiful trails and mountains to climb. You probably passed The Crags on the way there and that's tons more fun.


Another place I was disappointed in was Niagara Falls. It was like being at Las Vegas or Branson, I just wanted nature and it felt like a hokey amusement park.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (59DiK)

214 207 It probably helped that he had a sister fifteen years his junior, so her excitement was infectious.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:00 PM (CAJOC)

Funny way to say bewbs.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 10:03 PM (aA3+G)

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She was, like, 5, so, eww!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (CAJOC)

215 Oh yeah - and Venice smelled like a monkey house at the zoo in 1975. Has it improved?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (Mzdiz)

216 We had multiple family vacations at Disneyworld and Universal Studios. My husband was a great planner so we had fun but always felt it fell on the "way more expensive" than fun. Totally agree about the castle being a disappointment.

I think I did an excursion to the Dead Sea when I went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was like a lake resort and everyone waded in a covered themselves in mud. It was worth the daytrip IMHO.

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 10:06 PM (6lKe4)

217 Taj Mahal: Never been to India. I'm told that Indian barbers give an absolutely AWESOME head massage for like a dollar, so if I ever went to India I'd probably be too busy doing that. Also, my experience from being in places like NYC is that famously big buildings are more impressive in the photos than they are in person.

Machu Picchu: Never been, sounds like a huge pain in the ass. And apparently they don't do live human sacrifices there anymore, which really takes away a lot of the appeal.

Great Wall: Meh. It didn't work when it needed to. But I guess it Made China Great The First Time, so there's that. I do like the author's suggestion to check out the more rural parts, and if I ever find myself in China that's probably the part of the country I'd want to explore anyway.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:06 PM (UewuT)

218 Gavin cheated on Kimberley Guilfoyl , fuckin loser

Posted by: kelly at September 12, 2021 10:06 PM (hXuOY)

219 I think I did an excursion to the Dead Sea when I went on a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. It was like a lake resort and everyone waded in a covered themselves in mud. It was worth the daytrip IMHO.

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 10:06 PM (6lKe4)

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Did you go up to Masada?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:07 PM (VxC1e)

220
She was, like, 5, so, eww!
Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (CAJOC)


I thought she was older than that, like HS age. Too late to be doing math here at old Casa Misanthrope.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

221 The CEO of Salesforce said the company will help employees leave Texas, and he did so while retweeting a story linking the offer to concern about Texas' new anti-abortion law.

On Friday night, CEO Marc Benioff retweeted a post about the story, adding, "Ohana if you want to move we'll help you exit TX. Your choice." Ohana is a Hawaiian term for family.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Please go now...

Posted by: lin-duh at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (UUBmN)

222 Tecumsehtea and f'd: On my recent road trip, I passed by all the Ruby Falls and Rock City billboards. If these are tourist traps, I'm glad that I didn't stop. Thanks for letting me know.
Posted by: RTW at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (jJlJu)

Wall Drug in North Dakota is a gen-u-wine tourist trap. But it makes a nice break on a long boring drive, and is kind of kitschy and fun. And you needn't spend hardly any money.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (zgTTJ)

223 191 So the Amish or Mennonites use a horse to tow their boat with an outboard motor?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 12, 2021 09:55 PM (sJHOI)
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You see that frequently at the launch ramps around here, even more so north of here. There's apparently some kind of loophole about outboard motors. You also see them cut down trees with chainsaws, then use hand planes and draw knives on the lumber. Nobody's quite sure how it works. But the Amish are cool and generally don't bother anybody, so it's all good.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (lNHqD)

224 140 Totally agree the Mona Lisa is a terrible experience. The ultimate checkmark tourism.

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I'll see your Mona Lisa and raise you one Sistine Chapel.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


Well, the Mona Lisa is just one of the art works you get to see at the Louvre, but that painting itself didn't seem worth the build up. I thought the Sistine Chapel was pretty impressive. The problem was, when I saw it in the early nineties, the wait was awful. I'm glad I took my Europe trip back then. The crowds even then were bad, but from what I've seen recently they're much worse.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

225 166 Many Afghan pilots escaped to Uzbekistan with their vehicles. Now, the US govt is negotiating with Uzbekistan to return the vehicles...to the Tallyban.
per Lara Logan

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 09:50 PM (Tw76q)


Someday, I expect we will learn that Bug-Out Joe and Blinken cut a deal with the Taliban, with a lot of money up-front and promises of much future "humanitarian aid." In return for what, exactly? Hard to say, because Joe and Tony were snookered. (Hard to believe, huh?) Because if my prediction is correct, the Taliban now have the biggest blackmail info in modern times on Joe. If it is revealed Joe paid the Taliban in return for anything, not even Pelosi and Schumer can save him from impeachment and conviction.

So the Taliban probably called Joe and told him they want the vehicles returned, or else they'll rat on Joe.

Posted by: Gref at September 12, 2021 10:09 PM (AMIL/)

226 The National Archives has tagged the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights with "harmful language" alerts.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 10:09 PM (UsshY)

227
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at


I thought you flounced. Now, every other comment?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 10:09 PM (U2p+3)

228 Second that. It is an awesome work. Can't be taken for granted, though it is granite.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (zgTTJ)


ISWYDT. I don't have many visits to the trap places, but I liked Rushmore. Branson and Disneyworld were at best okay. The Disney thingy was a one day visit. As to Branson, I tried to get to the other side of town to visit the smiths and glassblowers but bailed out after a half hour in unmoving traffic. Pulled off into a little park, picniked and had a nice nap under a big ole oak tree, and headed for the next trap... some Ozark artsy-fartsy village.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at September 12, 2021 10:10 PM (F0YaR)

229 I noticed people shooting off fireworks yesterday. Big ones, not just some kids with some leftovers from the 4th. Err, why would you do that?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2021 10:10 PM (DpkTQ)

230 127 I was in Washington DC on 9/11 and on 1/6.

They are nothing alike.
Posted by: blaster


But Alexandra Whatsherface thought she was going to die on 1/6.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

231 Long hair, fast riffs, frightening the normies...GOID JOB!!!! *Thumbs up*
Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (1Yy3c)

My lifelong friend became an excellent guitarist. Seriously. He could play pretty much anything Dave Mustaine or Criss Oliva ever did. Collected some sick guitars over the year (he was a Jackson, ESP guy) But he suffered a stroke a few years ago, and he cannot play anymore. What a tragedy. But we still hang out and listen to some great music. I'll bet he has the new Maiden.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:11 PM (x8Wzq)

232 Montana Honey Moonshine is on tap for tonight.
Sadly, not up to the standard from the first PNWMoMe a couple of years ago. Ask Nurse and Jordan about that.
Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at September 12, 2021 10:05 PM (FtJ1S)

I've never had moonshine. :B

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:11 PM (1Yy3c)

233 I noticed people shooting off fireworks yesterday. Big ones, not just some kids with some leftovers from the 4th. Err, why would you do that?
Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2021 10:10 PM (DpkTQ)

Celebrating the great victory, Infidel!

Posted by: mohammed mcbombvest at September 12, 2021 10:12 PM (zgTTJ)

234 147 Also, I'm gonna lay odds that Salesforce, being a tech company, doesn't actually employ very many women. Just a bunch of virtue signaling soyboys desperate for something to call a cause.
Posted by: CppThis


Yeah, and if they're honest with themselves, they're unlikely to impregnate anyone.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

235 Cash and Heart, two of my favorite of all time

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 12, 2021 10:12 PM (WF/xn)

236 I'll see your Mona Lisa and raise you one Sistine Chapel.
Posted by: Cicero
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It was pricy, but got to see the Sistine Chapel after hours in a group of 10.

It was worth the price. An amazingly knowledgeable guide.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 12, 2021 10:13 PM (5p7BC)

237 The National Archives has tagged the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights with "harmful language" alerts.
Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 10:09 PM (UsshY)


and there it is....

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at September 12, 2021 10:13 PM (sJHOI)

238 Cash and Peart, dammnit

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 12, 2021 10:13 PM (WF/xn)

239 LOL, what a douche. Ohana? Nice cultural appropriation by that greasy, fat, virtue-signaling haole.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at September 12, 2021 10:13 PM (xxG/v)

240 My hope would be that every religious group in the world would work avidly to convince their members that you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God

The people of Carthage believed the path to god involved burning babies alive in a fire below a large idol.

Are we including that path as well?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2021 10:14 PM (DpkTQ)

241 Yeah, and if they're honest with themselves, they're unlikely to impregnate anyone.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

A shot of Metamucil takes care of the butt-babies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:14 PM (zgTTJ)

242 Mt. Rushmore: Yeah, honestly, this seems like one of those "just look at it on Wikipedia!" things. But South Dakota is one of the last bastions of true liberty, where you can have both a switchblade *and* a silencer without any state gov interference, so it has that going for it. The Black Hills in general are beautiful.

Sydney Opera House: Do they even do opera there anymore? Not a knock on opera, it was basically metal before there was metal, but just showing up to take some photos sounds like a total snooze fest.

London Eye: IT'S A FUCKING FERRIS WHEEL. How is it even showing up on a notable list like this???

Branson, MO: So it's like Myrtle Beach for the plains states? Snore.

Liberty Bell: Zzzzzz. Never understood the appeal, and it doesn't even work anymore. Just seems like one of those things that procedure-obsessed neocon types get all hot and bothered over, because they can.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:14 PM (UewuT)

243
If it is revealed Joe paid the Taliban in return for anything, not even Pelosi and Schumer can save him from impeachment and conviction.
Posted by: Gref


Repubs would have to take the House and Senate first.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 10:15 PM (63Dwl)

244 Wall Drug in North Dakota is a gen-u-wine tourist trap. But it makes a nice break on a long boring drive, and is kind of kitschy and fun. And you needn't spend hardly any money.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (zgTTJ)


Yeah, pretty much. I did buy a wooden nickel there. The better experience was about 40 miles east of there, where some gas station/restaurant had buffalo burgers. Pretty darn good, too.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at September 12, 2021 10:15 PM (F0YaR)

245 You see that frequently at the launch ramps around here, even more so north of here. There's apparently some kind of loophole about outboard motors. You also see them cut down trees with chainsaws, then use hand planes and draw knives on the lumber. Nobody's quite sure how it works. But the Amish are cool and generally don't bother anybody, so it's all good.
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (lNHqD)

It's my understanding that the Amish don't reject technology so much as they reject technology that results in idleness. I got loaded at a place in Amish country in Ohio and the dudes there were using forklifts and everything.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (1Yy3c)

246 So the Amish or Mennonites use a horse to tow their boat with an outboard motor?

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

There is no one set of rules for the Amish/Mennonites. The rules, while never written, are set by the Bishop of the local community and is know as The Ordnung ('order' or 'discipline'). His word is law.

So, in one community, for example, electrical equipment may be allowed in the business and farm buildings but not the home. In another, electrical equipment may not be used for any reason, at any time. Autos - sometimes yes, sometimes no - or maybe allowed for specific uses.

I do think, however, they all draw the line at twin 300 HP Yamahas.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (mD/uy)

247 Yeah, pretty much. I did buy a wooden nickel there. The better experience was about 40 miles east of there, where some gas station/restaurant had buffalo burgers. Pretty darn good, too.
Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at September 12, 2021 10:15 PM (F0YaR)

I recall doing that, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (zgTTJ)

248 240 My hope would be that every religious group in the world would work avidly to convince their members that you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God

The people of Carthage believed the path to god involved burning babies alive in a fire below a large idol.

Are we including that path as well?
Posted by: 18-1



Yes.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (QFVV9)

249
Land's End in England is also a tourist trap. A really cool one so I recommend it. I liked it (shrugs)
Posted by: Puddleglum
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[slurps unsatisfying decaffeinated tea]

But...Stonehenge?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:17 PM (AytXr)

250 Wall Drug in North Dakota is a gen-u-wine tourist trap. But it makes a nice break on a long boring drive, and is kind of kitschy and fun. And you needn't spend hardly any money.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:08 PM (zgTTJ)


South Dakota. Can't let that go by, as a South Dakota native. North Dakota is crap!

Posted by: Gref at September 12, 2021 10:18 PM (AMIL/)

251 I thought you flounced. Now, every other comment?

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 10:09 PM (U2p+3)


Oh, you probably thought that "former commenter" was me. Silly woman! No need to be nasty. If it's called for, one of the cobs will step up.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:18 PM (Mzdiz)

252 Regarding Mt. Rushmore: Best view is Washington's profile from a state highway to the west. First time I saw that I slammed on the brakes and pulled over.

That is the view that tells you that these weirdly driven mad-men were also true artists. Un-fucking-believable.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:18 PM (x8Wzq)

253 The More You Know:
GAVIN NEWSOM screwed his best friend's wife, when she worked in his mayoral office.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

And Newsom was married at the time too, to Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 10:19 PM (KAi1n)

254 Did you go up to Masada?

No I did not. So maybe the excursion was to another similiar water spot.

What I remember about seeing the Taj Mahal was that it was 110 degrees.

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 10:19 PM (6lKe4)

255 Times Square: Been there, on foot. Heck, I jogged from the Empire State Building to the nearest ferry terminal back to my hotel in Jersey. It was...not as impressive as they say. Seeing a Bubba Gump Shrimp Company restaurant right in the middle of it was kind of hilarious, though.

Great Pyramid: Never been there, but I do play Necron in 40k so I'd probably have an interesting experience. One that may or may not involve the said guard with the AK-47.

Leaning Tower of Pisa: Ohhh, an engineering failure. How exciting. And apparently they don't even let you go inside it anymore, so it really is just paying money to see a photo from the internet.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:19 PM (UewuT)

256 So, in one community, for example, electrical equipment may be allowed in the business and farm buildings but not the home. In another, electrical equipment may not be used for any reason, at any time. Autos - sometimes yes, sometimes no - or maybe allowed for specific uses.

I do think, however, they all draw the line at twin 300 HP Yamahas.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (mD/uy)

Here in Alberta, we have Hutterites, who live communally, and farm huge tracts. They will embrace any technology that improves the profitability of their farms, but eschew tech used for entertainment.

Although, a week ago, I sat at the bar in a hotel with a Hutterite, and we watched a football game.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:20 PM (zgTTJ)

257 Venice is unbearable in the summer when the cruise ships disgorge thousands of tourists between 9 and 6. Worse than Disneyland.

When the Steyn Club cruise switched from a Rome departure to a Venice departure, before it was cancelled, I mentioned this to a friend of mine who was born in Italy and her response was:

Venice is expensive, a pain in the ass to get around and has the worst food in all of Italy. The most unwelcoming of Italian cities.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 10:20 PM (CX3cf)

258 WOOHOO!!! Norms Being Restored!

Apparently North Korea is back to testing their new long range cruise missiles. Hitting their targets 1500km away.

Erections abound within the MIC.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:20 PM (+LCoQ)

259 Where do people get their long term storage food rations from?

I had been using Mountain House but their prices have gone up by rather a lot.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (DpkTQ)

260 I do think, however, they all draw the line at twin 300 HP Yamahas.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 10:16 PM (mD/uy)

2 or 4 stroke?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

261 I took one of those tourbus trips through Europe and it was exactly what you expect. You see all of the "checkmark" places, which was fine. I enjoyed it, but the best, most memorable were the bridges in Paris and the drive through the Alps. There were a couple of stops at passes in the Alps and I remember thinking, "this is the best." Same thing with the Rockies when I went out west. What is it about being in the mountains?

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

262 Repubs would have to take the House and Senate first.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 10:15 PM (63Dwl)

67 votes in the Senate. Never going to happen. There are only about 4-5 seats that realistically can be picked up in the Senate, max.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (BMmaB)

263 South Dakota. Can't let that go by, as a South Dakota native. North Dakota is crap!
Posted by: Gref at September 12, 2021 10:18 PM (AMIL/)

You are right, of course. It's been 30-odd years.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:22 PM (zgTTJ)

264 But...Stonehenge?


Heh! I've been there too. It's ok. Nothing special. I thought Avebury Circle was more interesting. Plus, Avebury is a nice little village.

Posted by: Planned Parenthood at September 12, 2021 10:22 PM (QFVV9)

265 Ghost of Freedom. Iced Earth.

Jon Schaffer was fucking railroaded. Why? Because he was someone who had some name recognition. And he was in the shit-show that is known as DC on that Mostest Horriblest Day Evar!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:22 PM (x8Wzq)

266 But...Stonehenge?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:17 PM (AytXr)

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Stonehenge is the ultimate in underwhelming. After walking over to it from the car park, my daughter asked me whether this was a model of it. Nope, this was actually Stonehenge.

To be fair it does have a nice gift shop full of crypto-geological shit like geodes and crystals.
The shop is built below grade so it doesn't mar the view.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (VxC1e)

267 What is it about being in the mountains?
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

Higher altitude, less oxygen getting to the brain.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (1Yy3c)

268 Venice is unbearable in the summer when the cruise ships disgorge thousands of tourists between 9 and 6. Worse than Disneyland.

Part of the point of COVID mania is to kill the travel industry for normies so...I'm guessing its "better" now?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (DpkTQ)

269
Venice is expensive, a pain in the ass to get around and has the worst food in all of Italy. The most unwelcoming of Italian cities.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 10:20 PM (CX3cf)

"Streets flooded. Please advise."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (zgTTJ)

270 Hard Rock Cafe: Pretty sure I went to one, because it was the closest thing to whatever hotel I was staying in at the time. Obviously I wasn't impressed.

Waikiki Beach: I once worked on a project codenamed Waikiki, does that count? Spoiler alert: it had nothing to do with the ocean. I'm not really a beach guy, though the family went to Hilton Head when I was young and if I was gonna do the beach thing it'd be something like that. Or the beach in Alaska, because there's less people and I'm not really a people person.

Madame Tussauds: I saw the Vegas version, but not the London version. Gawd, how boring.

Oktoberfest: Never been, but it involves getting ripshit drunk in a thoroughly Teutonic way, right? Sounds like my sort of thing.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:24 PM (UewuT)

271 I'll see your Mona Lisa and raise you one Sistine Chapel.
Posted by: Cicero
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Pompidou Center - A monument to ego-driven bad design.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:24 PM (CTJwJ)

272 It is the very model of a modern megalithic site.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 10:24 PM (CX3cf)

273 Wife was in a wheelchair when we went to see the Mona Lisa, and the guards took us right up front.

Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 10:25 PM (u33s0)

274 To be fair it does have a nice gift shop full of crypto-geological shit like geodes and crystals.
The shop is built below grade so it doesn't mar the view.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (VxC1e)

Imported from Brazil, most likely.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:25 PM (zgTTJ)

275 Now, a place that offers an almost tactile sense of history - The Tower of London. Worth the time, if you know the history.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:25 PM (CTJwJ)

276 273 Wife was in a wheelchair when we went to see the Mona Lisa, and the guards took us right up front.
Posted by: MW at September 12, 2021 10:25 PM (u33s0)

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Fuckers.

Posted by: The Guy at the Back of the Mona Lisa Line at September 12, 2021 10:26 PM (VxC1e)

277 test

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:26 PM (bTQ72)

278 es.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 10:26 PM (CX3cf)

279
I posted shitty tourist are = Seattle and poof the post disapeared

magic?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:27 PM (bTQ72)

280 I've been to the Taj Mahal. Beautiful. Looks white from a distance, when you get up close it's all inlaid marble with many many colors used in intricate patterns. A lot like those little inlaid boxes that places like Pier 1 used to sell, only on a huge scale by the finest craftsmen of the time.

The drive to get to the entrance is a trip in its own right. Huge crowds of people lining the road. Hucksters, merchants, pilgrims, people cooking their giant pans of rice and lentils practically in the roadway.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 10:28 PM (UsshY)

281 Stonehenge is the ultimate in underwhelming. After walking over to it from the car park, my daughter asked me whether this was a model of it. Nope, this was actually Stonehenge.

To be fair it does have a nice gift shop full of crypto-geological shit like geodes and crystals.
The shop is built below grade so it doesn't mar the view.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:23 PM (VxC1e)

There is a wonderful book I read many years ago, called "Old Sarum." It's a fictional history of the families that settled England from far north. IIRC, they were heading south when game became scarce, intending to follow the pathway from the stories the elders told. Then they came to the white cliffs of Dover and saw their pathway was cut off.

Through the generations, they also tell the story of building Stonehenge.

Anyway, of the thousands of books I've read, it's one of those I always remembered.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:28 PM (Mzdiz)

282 279
I posted shitty tourist are = Seattle and poof the post disapeared

magic?
Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:27 PM (bTQ72)

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One does not question the ways of Pixy.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 12, 2021 10:28 PM (CAJOC)

283 I can't believe that either the Corn Palace or Wall Drug did not make the list

Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (flINI)

284 >>> Loch Ness is overrated. If it wasn't for the 'monster' nobody would visit. There are much prettier Loch's in Scotland.

Land's End in England is also a tourist trap. A really cool one so I recommend it. I liked it (shrugs)
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (QFVV9)


I took the boat tour there about 15 years ago. In January. A bit nippy but it was sunny and fine because I had a good hat and jacket. I liked the castles more including Urquhart there and others. Also the distillery tours. We should all go on a multi-day big distillery bus tour in Scotland and get completely hamswizzled. Flying is currently crap so we might need to commandeer a boat to get there. I warn you, things may get a trace piratey for a time. Swinging on ropes, hornswaggling whatever that is, parrots of course.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (59DiK)

285 "Venice is unbearable in the summer when the cruise ships disgorge thousands of tourists between 9 and 6."

That explains why Biden loves the place so much.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (KAi1n)

286 175 The crown jewels were pretty wambam thankyou ma'am. They should have just put us on a conveyer belt as quick as they shot us through.
Posted by: banana Dream


But then you get to go see the torture stuff and listen to the stories about people being beheaded.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

287 Oktoberfest: Never been, but it involves getting ripshit drunk in a thoroughly Teutonic way, right? Sounds like my sort of thing.
Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:24 PM (UewuT)

Yes. I filled a backpack with vomit on the bus ride back. Wife snickered a lot. then I signed out on leave at battalion. So, no duty the next day. yay me!

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (x8Wzq)

288 >>Pompidou Center - A monument to ego-driven bad design.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:24 PM (CTJwJ)

If I remember anything from Paris, it's that the Pompidou is closed on Tuesdays.
Cool buskers outside, though.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 10:30 PM (vuisn)

289
67 votes in the Senate. Never going to happen. There are only about 4-5 seats that realistically can be picked up in the Senate, max.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (BMmaB)
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Never say never

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:31 PM (Tw76q)

290 176 Yea the Sistine Chapel is a checkmark tourist spot but it is still worth sitting there and contemplating how he could have made that ceiling.

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NO SITTING. NO STOPPING. FOLLOW THE LINE TO THE EXIT. DON'T LOOK UP.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


When I was there you could stand around and gape for a little while. I do think that it is all getting worse, due to the crowds. Also, when I was there you could just walk into St. Peter's Basilica. I believe that now there is a line.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

291 But then you get to go see the torture stuff and listen to the stories about people being beheaded.
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (+lVUW)

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Plus Henry VIII's fat armor with the ridiculously exaggerated steel codpiece.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (VxC1e)

292 Ghost of Freedom. Iced Earth.

Jon Schaffer was fucking railroaded. Why? Because he was someone who had some name recognition. And he was in the shit-show that is known as DC on that Mostest Horriblest Day Evar!
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:22 PM (x8Wzq)

Holy shit, really?!?

Burnt Offerings kicked my ass as a kid. Still kicks my ass.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (1Yy3c)

293 So the Taliban probably called Joe and told him they want the vehicles returned, or else they'll rat on Joe.

Yeah, like some throat slitting goat fuckers have any credibility.

They could tell any tale and the Enemedia will do with it like all of the other instances of treason.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (+LCoQ)

294 I can't believe that either the Corn Palace or Wall Drug did not make the list
Posted by: Truck Monkey at September 12, 2021 10:29 PM (flINI)

Probably because the list was compiled from submissions by Millennials who cannot drive.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (zgTTJ)

295 What is it about being in the mountains?
Posted by: nerdygirl
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Time passes slowly up here in the mountains
We sit beside bridges and walk beside fountains
And catch the wild fishes that swim in the streams
Time passes slow when you're lost in a dream

Posted by: Judy Collins at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (1vynn)

296 Thanks for recognizing me as comment of the week. I wish my extreme cynicism was unwarranted.
It isn't.
It's even worse than my most cynical suspicions.

Posted by: casual observer 6409 at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (aAP3z)

297 Yup. Son visited the Holy Land.

I went to Bavaria to drink 'til I puked.

I aspire to be like my son.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:33 PM (x8Wzq)

298 I saw the Lipizzaner stallions in Salzburg. A childhood dream of mine.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:33 PM (Mzdiz)

299 I loved the Liberty Bell. It was on my bucket list. The city of Philadelphia as a whole was disappointing.

Mount Rushmore, I would kill to go there. That's on the bucket list.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 10:34 PM (UsshY)

300 there is a fine line between a tourist trap and some place with nothing to do once you get there. I doubt much compares to the Vatican and particularly the Vatican Museums. But right outside, you get sold the cheapest schlock ever.

I liked Pisa though not so much Venice. Sure it is laughable everyone goes for the same shot and the same joke pictures. The best we took were of other tourists trying the joke pics. They are even funnier when they make no sense at all.

But Pisa seemed like a nice town really. there are some towns that are so toursity, that they are only stop off for an hour or so. At night, they turn into ghost towns once the buses and trains stop rolling. And the area around Pisa is pretty nice.

Posted by: QUINT at September 12, 2021 10:34 PM (WAo1l)

301 Plus Henry VIII's fat armor with the ridiculously exaggerated steel codpiece.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (VxC1e)

Well, there's no adjusting that thing.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:34 PM (Mzdiz)

302 298 I saw the Lipizzaner stallions in Salzburg. A childhood dream of mine.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:33 PM (Mzdiz)

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The thing I remember about the Hofburg is room after room of over-the-top table settings. Ugh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:35 PM (VxC1e)

303 Iced Earth - Violate

https://youtu.be/lOnG7Nes3I0

They actually did a concept album based on Spawn.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:35 PM (1Yy3c)

304 Thanks for recognizing me as comment of the week. I wish my extreme cynicism was unwarranted.
It isn't.
It's even worse than my most cynical suspicions.

Posted by: casual observer 6409 at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (aAP3z)

^^^THIS^^^

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:36 PM (Mzdiz)

305 Had a long talk with a good friend and former co-worker who has until mid October to get injected with the unproven therapy serum or being fired. He's going the religious exemption route and joining a class action lawsuit for now but being Oregon both will be for naught. So odds are good Montana will be his next home come Spring.

In some respects I envy him because he and his wife don't have anything tying them to Oregon. Whereas long as my grandkids are still in school, I have to stay and protect them as much as I can from what is coming to Oregon.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 12, 2021 10:36 PM (UAr4S)

306 What is it about being in the mountains?
Posted by: nerdygirl

it beats the alternatives.

Posted by: QUINT at September 12, 2021 10:37 PM (WAo1l)

307 The thing I remember about the Hofburg is room after room of over-the-top table settings. Ugh.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:35 PM (VxC1e)

I was in the stable. No table settings at all.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:37 PM (Mzdiz)

308 Stonehenge

https://youtu.be/zg5Ovdu6bOE

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 12, 2021 10:37 PM (BMmaB)

309
someone is paying for something

there is a weightlifting forum at Starting Strength run by a crusty Texan who thinks the vax is shit, masks are shit and to think for yourself

anyway, trolls are posting shit even there about the kung flu and Ivermectin is Qanon, bla, blah

anyway, big govt types are out in force with their keyboards

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:38 PM (bTQ72)

310 The Vatican would probably be really interesting if one had access to their libraries. Of course, mere mortals don't get such a thing, so...

Am assuming the talk of crown jewels and beheading is the Tower of London? I'd probably enjoy it. For the beheading part, natch.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:38 PM (UewuT)

311 Here's How You Can Help Shut Down the Vile Website for Snitching on People Who Get Abortions in Texas
_Gizmodo

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:38 PM (Tw76q)

312 Holy shit, really?!?

Burnt Offerings kicked my ass as a kid. Still kicks my ass.
Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:32 PM (1Yy3c)

Yup. Last I heard he had copped a plea. But fuck, I hate just how fast the guys he has worked with over the years threw him under the fucking bus. Not sure about Matt Barlow.

Just scary how fucking easily people will wipe their hands.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (x8Wzq)

313 Q Anon is FBI

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (Tw76q)

314 I wonder how churches that use the Bible can just ignore the part where it says homosexuality is a sin, and church leaders can't be open, unrepentant sinners? Open disregard of the instruction manual can't be a good thing, if you have an organization based on spreading the news of the instruction manual, wouldn't you think?

To be fair, they have had a couple thousand years to figure out novel ways to deconstruct it and wrest pretty much every passage into some new form of heresy.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (+LCoQ)

315 -and protect them as much as I can from what is coming to Oregon.

your govenor is way hot, would bone her, and her bisexual

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (bTQ72)

316 That boat pic makes no sense. It has a motor. So they're cool with motors on boats but not car motors?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:40 PM (GQ5VU)

317 203 I would visit the Dead Sea simply out of my interest in geology. But I would try to link up with some Israeli geologist, and get some useful information.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


I took one of those raft trips through the Grand Canyon. You would have loved it. Lots of geology talk and side hikes.

Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

318 Stonehenge is the ultimate in underwhelming. After walking over to it from the car park, my daughter asked me whether this was a model of it. Nope, this was actually Stonehenge.

. . .

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)



Too bad that Meathead the Leftist Loon Director of This Is Spinal Tap undoubtedly owns that famous model of Stonehenge they used to such hilarious effect in the movie.

Would be fun to set that thing up as a tourist trap. You'd probably have to require all visitors to show up stoned out of their minds to work the proper effect on them. Still, funny.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:40 PM (o8Fq2)

319 That boat pic makes no sense. It has a motor. So they're cool with motors on boats but not car motors?
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:40 PM (GQ5VU)

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Maybe they can't get a horse to swim fast enough to tow a boat.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (VxC1e)

320 There is a wonderful book I read many years ago, called "Old Sarum."
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It's just 'Sarum', Rutherfurd. As we speak it is in front of me, awaiting loan to a friend. I've read Rutherfurd's 'Russka' and 'London' also. Sarum was the best, I think.

Having spent some time around Salisbury, I enjoyed the book particularly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (AytXr)

321 More Jew-hatred from the Canadian Left:

https://tinyurl.com/hrbcpszk

Wonder if this scrunt is a tranny? Looks like Rachel Madcow after an 8-week bender.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (zgTTJ)

322
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (Tw76q)

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It's that dude CodeMonkey. He as much as admitted it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (GQ5VU)

323 One of the most frustrating things about being a "hero" is that 99% of the time, no one is allowed to know what happened and who was involved.

Lots of things, good and bad, happen every day that never see the light of day.

It's unfortunate that the failures seem to get all the attention, that too is frustrating for the quiet ones who just do their jobs.

Posted by: pawn at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (Cfk8j)

324 Flounce for flounce, pound for pound, the biggest tourist trap has gotta be Graceland.

Posted by: JuJuBee at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (UsshY)

325 I was not disappointed by Machu Picchu, although access to it is difficult & tiring.

I'm old & have bad knees, so I took a seat in the shade, just inside the entrance, & told my kids to go crazy-- climb hundreds of stairs, guys!

Peru is pretty third world-y, imo.

Posted by: mnw at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (Cssks)

326 All of Waikiki is one big rude noisy high-end shopping mall designed to suck the money out of the tourist's pocket.


As the article says, the beach is underwhelming. Except for the throngs of beautiful women from all over the world wearing next to nothing.

Posted by: davidt at September 12, 2021 10:42 PM (N/iqz)

327 Apparently Senjutsu is an yuge success. I need to acquire it. Been an Iron Maiden fan since I was a kid. Me and a buddy pooled our money to get the debut album. We had to place an order through our local Gibson's Drug Store. The lady what took our order was kind of fraught with disapproval. Cody, WY was a fun place for a small bunch of metal heads.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 09:54 PM (x8Wzq)


Razorfist panned it, but I have no idea if he had a point or not, all the metal sounds alike nowadays.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 10:42 PM (ssx3L)

328 Kansas has the world's biggest hand dug well and the world's largest pallasite meteorite. All at the same spot. They got hit by a tornado a few years ago and I was worried the meteorite would fall down the well. But they managed to avoid that calamity. The Hutchinson Cosmophere is a great place if you like space stuff, I recommend it.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 10:42 PM (59DiK)

329 When Pauline and Roger Fitter finally pass away, authorities will discover that the door to their basement in their little English cottage is actually the entrance to the coal mine they've operated for the last 60 years using Foster Kid labor.

You just know it.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:43 PM (o8Fq2)

330 There's an art to being a tourist. I remember vividly being on the back patio of the Grand Teton Lodge and overhearing people just talking about their next place to visit having spent a little time enjoying the splendor of the mountain view....

Posted by: Iris at September 12, 2021 10:44 PM (6lKe4)

331 you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God

That's going to be news to Jesus.

Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2021 10:44 PM (kOpft)

332 anyway, big govt types are out in force with their keyboards

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 10:38 PM (bTQ72)

Probably that Post Office Intrusion-I mean, Monitoring Squad we heard about a few months ago.

Posted by: pookysgirl, numba five at September 12, 2021 10:45 PM (XKZwp)

333 316 That boat pic makes no sense. It has a motor. So they're cool with motors on boats but not car motors?

Posted by: Joe XiDen -
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You can't fish from a car.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:45 PM (Tw76q)

334 Got the first story roofline swept of leaves and pine needles, gutters cleaned out. I hurt everywhere.

May Tropical Storm Nicholas sweep off the 2nd story and flush out the first story gutters.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 12, 2021 10:45 PM (4I/2K)

335 Here's How You Can Help Shut Down the Vile Website for Snitching on People Who Get Abortions in Texas
_Gizmodo

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:38 PM (Tw76q)

Snitching on abortionists: bad
Snitching on antivaxxers: good

Ah, snitchers! Where would we be without them?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:45 PM (Mzdiz)

336 Yup. Last I heard he had copped a plea. But fuck, I hate just how fast the guys he has worked with over the years threw him under the fucking bus. Not sure about Matt Barlow.

Just scary how fucking easily people will wipe their hands.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:39 PM (x8Wzq)

Well, Iced Earth isn't a band on the top tier of metal. They're not making gobs of money and I think it boils down to that. I looked it up and Schaffer just kind of fucked himself and could very well do a few years. So off they go looking for new opportunities. Damn shame. I really like their last album.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:46 PM (1Yy3c)

337 You can't fish from a car.
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:45 PM (Tw76q)

What am I, chopped liver?

Posted by: Amphicar at September 12, 2021 10:46 PM (zgTTJ)

338 That list of tourist stuff is kinda eh. One of them I 100% agree with is Waikiki. Ugh. Literallu any other beach in Hawaii (any island) is better.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:46 PM (GQ5VU)

339 I remember the hand dug well in Kansas. it was so cool and green after the hot summer sun and humidity. Dad was mystified. It was rather yuge, to be honest. Kind of impressive.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:46 PM (x8Wzq)

340 My late parent's first apartment after they married in 1958 was right on Waikiki Beach. Some thing like 25 bucks a month.

Mom was a nurse at the main hospital in Honolulu and Dad was in the USAF working at Hickam Field.

That must have been a lot of fun for them.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:46 PM (o8Fq2)

341 867-5309 for Kids
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.


https://youtu.be/6WTdTwcmxyo
Just finished watching the video. The guys look a tad fey, and the song and video don't seem to jibe in narrative, but, nice little rocker.

What other songs had phone numbers which had to be retired before they decided the ever-fakey-looking 555 exchange was necessary?

Pennsylvania 6-5000, of course...
https://youtu.be/AGOUldTrk-A

My own phone song, "Pop on the line." Jump to 5:23 or watch the whole show if you dare.
http://mindfulwebworks.com/art-of/mindful-webworkshop-010

Posted by: mindful webworker - is that your ringtone or mine? at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (sNYFR)

342 I wonder what Professor Jonathan Weisberg mourns, and if he would be offended if someone referred to his feelings about that subject as a "pity party"?

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (o8Fq2)

343 Am assuming the talk of crown jewels and beheading is the Tower of London? I'd probably enjoy it. For the beheading part, natch.
Posted by: CppThis
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It's a bit eerie, if one has a sense of it, to imagine that you are standing in the place where Anne Boleyn (et al) had their heads chopped off, Raleigh (again, et al) imprisoned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (9Fwwf)

344 It's just 'Sarum', Rutherfurd. As we speak it is in front of me, awaiting loan to a friend. I've read Rutherfurd's 'Russka' and 'London' also. Sarum was the best, I think.

Having spent some time around Salisbury, I enjoyed the book particularly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:41 PM (AytXr)

Thanks for the correction! I may get myself another copy. I often reread my favorites. Like A Canticle For Leibowitz, mentioned earlier.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (Mzdiz)

345 Brazil's Bolsonaro Signs Order Prohibiting Tech Firms From Deleting His Cancerous Posts
_Gizmodo
Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:04 PM (Tw76q)



What is fascinating is not only is this an incredibly stupid and obviously slanted headline, but also no one at at a tech magazine understands free speech, censorship, reads Portuguese, knows anything about the past deeds of Lula, or anything about Bolsinaro other than he is orangemanbad.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (ssx3L)

346 Here in Alberta, we have Hutterites, who live communally, and farm huge tracts. They will embrace any technology that improves the profitability of their farms, but eschew tech used for entertainment.

Although, a week ago, I sat at the bar in a hotel with a Hutterite, and we watched a football game.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:20 PM

Central Montana has a number of Hutterite colonies. They used to show animals at the Yellowstone Exposition in Billings and sell produce and meats at the farmers market downtown.

At the time, because of such a small Hutterite population and laws on marrying close relatives, an annual rumor was that a number of the Hutterite women would get impregnated by local men each Summer. As I said, it was a persistent rumor but I did have a friend that did sleep with one Hutterite girl. I know this because he had the car keys with him and until he got done we were stuck in the car waiting.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 12, 2021 10:49 PM (UAr4S)

347 I had mentioned working on something called Waikiki...when it came time to do a smaller version of it, I pushed for us to call it Kahuku because Kahuku Point is the sparsely populated other side of Oahu, that has like five residents and one hotel. Looks really great in satellite photos, but there again haven't been to Hawaii.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:49 PM (UewuT)

348 John Henry Ramirez and two other lunatics robbed a dude in 2004 of $1.25 and then stabbed him 29 times.

May God have mercy on his soul.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:51 PM (o8Fq2)

349 Jon Schaffer is one of the best metal rhythm guitar players ever. His picking is ridiculously precise.

Iced Earth is in my Top Ten best metal bands. Metallica fucking sucks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:51 PM (x8Wzq)

350 overhearing people just talking about their next place to visit having spent a little time enjoying the splendor of the mountain view....
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Used to hike the mountain scenic trails. Other hikers would pass me at the beginning and pass me coming out before I reached the trail head.

Always wondered how they could enjoy or appreciate the beauty and mystery at such a pace.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 10:51 PM (Tw76q)

351 What am I, chopped liver?
Posted by: Amphicar
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Well, a bit of a dilemma, for the Amish, apparently. I suppose they could tow the car to the water.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:51 PM (AytXr)

352 At the time, because of such a small Hutterite population and laws on marrying close relatives, an annual rumor was that a number of the Hutterite women would get impregnated by local men each Summer. As I said, it was a persistent rumor but I did have a friend that did sleep with one Hutterite girl. I know this because he had the car keys with him and until he got done we were stuck in the car waiting.
Posted by: Beartooth at September 12, 2021 10:49 PM (UAr4S)

"A bunch of the boys were Hooting it up at the Malemute Saloon..."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:52 PM (zgTTJ)

353 I've never had moonshine. :B
Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 10:11 PM (1Yy3c)



If you are interested, there is such a thing as Georgia Moon, which has the taste of middle range moonshine. It is corn likker that is guaranteed to have been aged for less than three months in a parafin lined barrel, and it is sold in a 750 ml Mason jar.
All taxes paid

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 10:52 PM (ssx3L)

354 I enjoyed Key West and Hemingway's place. Six-toed cats and the decadent swimming pool, carved out of the coral. Shallow, but still cost a fortune.

Also did the ghost tour and saw the haunted doll, Robert. Got a kick out of that tour.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:52 PM (Mzdiz)

355 Fuck this.

I am out.

I stand with Jon Schaffer.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

356 you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (see also John 10:7; Acts 4:12; Romans 5:16; 1 Peter 3:18; 1 John 2:23; 2 John 9; ...)

To believe in more than one path to God means you must categorically reject the One True Path.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:54 PM (+LCoQ)

357 YYZ is such a great song - I don't think there is a band active today that could even play it, much less write it.

Posted by: Tom Servo



That entire album is such perfection.

Many an evening Sharkman will find himself suddenly driving 90 MPH while listening to Red Barchetta.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 10:54 PM (o8Fq2)

358 Fuck this.

I am out.

I stand with Jon Schaffer.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, Keith's Son at September 12, 2021 10:53 PM (x8Wzq)

I know absolutely nothing about this debate you are having.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:55 PM (zgTTJ)

359 What is fascinating is not only is this an incredibly stupid and obviously slanted headline, but also no one at at a tech magazine understands free speech, censorship, reads Portuguese, knows anything about the past deeds of Lula, or anything about Bolsinaro other than he is orangemanbad.

The miracle of Trigger Words and a Twitter University Diploma. You just need to see OrangeManBad and now your knowledge is comprehensive of any topic.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:56 PM (+LCoQ)

360 To believe in more than one path to God means you must categorically reject the One True Path.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at September 12, 2021 10:54 PM (+LCoQ)

As a Christian, anything else must be rejected.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

361 I know absolutely nothing about this debate you are having.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 10:55 PM (zgTTJ)

I was about to post the same thing. No clue.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 10:57 PM (Mzdiz)

362 343 It's a bit eerie, if one has a sense of it, to imagine that you are standing in the place where Anne Boleyn (et al) had their heads chopped off, Raleigh (again, et al) imprisoned.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:48 PM (9Fwwf)


Different location if memory serves, but I supposedly carry some of that Jacobite blood so my experience might be...interesting, to say the least. On the other hand, my presumptive relative Charles II had no problem giving the chop to the ones that gave it to daddy--including the ones what were already dead--so it's a complex relationship.

(silly millennials with their #resist nonsense, we were doing it for 300 years before it was cool!)

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 10:58 PM (UewuT)

363 I've never had moonshine. :B
Posted by: Robert
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[ponders mason jar in the liquor cabinet]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 10:58 PM (pbStR)

364 Is YYZ in reference to the Toronto airport, which has the code YYZ?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:59 PM (GQ5VU)

365 >>> What is it about being in the mountains?
Posted by: nerdygirl at September 12, 2021 10:21 PM (+lVUW)

The sky is a lot bluer. You wouldn't think that's a big deal but it makes everything look less real and more magical. Not a hazy distant illusion but a close and personal electric charm. Summer or winter. Going to Colorado for me meant big groups of friends, hiking and camping together or skiing and sharing a big lodge rental. Fun and friendship.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 12, 2021 10:59 PM (59DiK)

366 Is YYZ in reference to the Toronto airport, which has the code YYZ?

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 10:59 PM (GQ5VU)

As someone who worked in the travel biz for years, that's what I think of. I still see airport codes in my head when someone mentions a city.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:00 PM (Mzdiz)

367 Primus does a fine job of it. IMO

https://youtu.be/IQyOgBM2-u8

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher



To be fair, and I love Primus, they only do then first bit of YYZ and then segue into John the Fisherman.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 11:01 PM (o8Fq2)

368 I enjoyed Key West and Hemingway's place. Six-toed cats and the decadent swimming pool, carved out of the coral. Shallow, but still cost a fortune.

Hemingway’s place was nice. I also got a photo at the southernmost point in the continental USA (90 miles to Cuba). Serendipitously carrying the same bag I’d had in Alaska the previous year. I hadn’t known we were going to go there.

January 2020. Last great trip before the shutdown.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 12, 2021 11:01 PM (CX3cf)

369 As someone who worked in the travel biz for years, that's what I think of. I still see airport codes in my head when someone mentions a city.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:00 PM (Mzdiz)

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Heh. I did a lot of flying back in the day and I can still remember pretty much every major airport in the world by code.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:02 PM (GQ5VU)

370 you cannot be a truly godly person unless you have respect for every path to God

That's going to be news to Jesus.
Posted by: Methos
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Oh, I'm sure He's not shocked in the least.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 11:02 PM (7+zu/)

371 "A bunch of the boys were Hooting it up at the Malemute Saloon..."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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"One of you is Hutterite, and that one is Dan McGrew"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 11:02 PM (pbStR)

372 I went to Colorado once. Science competition. Pike's Peak was cold as hell and quite snowy (which, to be fair, I rather liked), and most of the rest of the time was spent staying up all night trying to get the damn project to work right. I also got introduced to the cosmic majesty of the Aeron chair on that trip, which would become highly relevant about 15 years later.

Apparently, on the flight home, I fell asleep drooling with my eyes open and some of the other passengers thought I had died. Thankfully this got cleared up before they diverted the flight.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 11:02 PM (UewuT)

373 Oops wrong link

https://youtu.be/A3oPXLBcxgk

Posted by: Son of Sam the Butcher



Whoa! Nice. I never knew they did the whole thing.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 11:03 PM (o8Fq2)

374 Vancouver is YVR. Shouldn't Toronto be YTO? I mean come on Canucks!!

And Montreal is YUL. So much crazy, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:04 PM (GQ5VU)

375
Kaiser Wilhelm, the illegitimate "mayor" of NYC, chose this weekend to tell NYPD officers they won't get paid if they don't get the vax.

Democrats don't give a shit, anymore, about anything. They won't even bother pretending. They don't have to worry about elections.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 12, 2021 11:04 PM (lPQ8c)

376 In other news, yesterday, I had a weird failure mode for the windshield wipers on the '99 Suburban. They became unresponsive to the switch, sweeping erratically, and often parking in the middle of the windshield.

Looked up "99 suburban windshield wiper relay" on DDG. Found a EweToob video that was tedious and boring, but the next one up was short and to the point. Some guy going by "Midwest Garage". He showed how to change the "pulser board" built into the wiper motor; just 3 screws and a harness plug. He said, additionally, that although a new board costs only a few dollars, the old one can usually be fixed by repairing one or two colder solder joints on the board. I dug out good hand lens, had a look, and sure enough: colder solder joints. Ten minutes with the soldering iron, popped it back in, and it works perfectly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:05 PM (zgTTJ)

377 I have to travel to Odessa Tx quite often. At the University of Texas Permian Basin there is a mini Stonehenge. I woukd say about 8ft high. Strange place for a druid temple

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 12, 2021 11:06 PM (WF/xn)

378 Lands End was mentioned earlier, here's pic of the signpost there: https://tinyurl.com/dewry3ku

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 11:06 PM (CTJwJ)

379 Well Potato-American news anchor said that news anchors were the moral guide through 9/11. And CEO of Salesforce said that CEOs are the heroes of the coof crisis.

It is a gift when your enemies have tonedeaf fusking stupidity. We are blessed beyond hope in this particular thing.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2021 11:07 PM (ybIRR)

380 Um... do we want to know the whole story?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket



Remember the story that Jim Belushi tells Rob Lowe at the beginning of the movie About Last Night? That's what happened:

https://youtu.be/aRqSK-teCYc

One of the funniest intros to a movie ever.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 12, 2021 11:07 PM (o8Fq2)

381 Well Potato-American news anchor said that news anchors were the moral guide through 9/11. And CEO of Salesforce said that CEOs are the heroes of the coof crisis.
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lol

Considering that some of us didn't even have access to a TV until 2-3 days later, Tater is full of it, and not in a good fully loaded potato kinda way.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 11:09 PM (7+zu/)

382 It's unfortunate that the failures seem to get all the attention leave giant smoking craters and debris trails to show where all the bodies are

FIFY

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 11:09 PM (ssx3L)

383 Vancouver is YVR. Shouldn't Toronto be YTO? I mean come on Canucks!!

And Montreal is YUL. So much crazy, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:04 PM (GQ5VU)

It sometimes makes sense, and other times, someone was drinking.

I don't know how old you are - were you ever at IDL? (hint, code changed)

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:09 PM (Mzdiz)

384 It is a gift when your enemies have tonedeaf fusking stupidity. We are blessed beyond hope in this particular thing.
Posted by: BourbonChicken
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God's mercy in action.

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (7+zu/)

385 Kaiser Wilhelm, the illegitimate "mayor" of NYC, chose this weekend to tell NYPD officers they won't get paid if they don't get the vax.

"Mayor authorizes general police strike"

Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (kOpft)

386 Every state has its own Gatlinburg.
But Florida itself is a Gatlinburg.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (vuisn)

387 "Let them eat cake!"

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (UewuT)

388 Bourban, like the stupid news bitch who whined the day after 9/11 about she couldn't get a bagel anywhere in NYC. Yeah, they all need to shut the fuck up.

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (PisyI)

389 At this point, we don't know.

Good stuff.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 11:11 PM (mD/uy)

390 I change my Nic every day because some commenters here attack because of where I live or what I do for a living.
I have not a youngster and I have distrusted our government since I was in high school.
I maintain that we have been governed by near complete idiots for most of my life.
Everything they do has been done to weaken us.
There is no other explanation.

Posted by: casual observer 6904 at September 12, 2021 11:12 PM (aAP3z)

391 Miley? Hi. Until this morning, I didn't see your reply to me on last night's ONT. Apologies to you & P if I mischaracterized. Comedy has its pitfalls.

Since the pre-Intertoobs CompuServe days, I've watched the delicate dance of sysops and commenters, and am familiar with about every virtual conflict. So, I don't inject myself, as a rule. I weaken when I see those I think of as good folk - the best - at odds. Then I chime in, like a blundering ox in a china shop, tap-dancing clumsily, while saying, try your waitress, tip the veal.

It would not be me sticking my big nose in where no one needs me if, in doing so, I didn't make at least one egregious error, at best. ♥

Posted by: mindful webworker - egregiousness as a lifestyle at September 12, 2021 11:13 PM (sNYFR)

392 -Kaiser Wilhelm, the illegitimate "mayor" of NYC, chose this weekend to tell NYPD officers they won't get paid if they don't get the vax.

"Mayor authorizes general police strike"
Posted by: Methos at September 12, 2021 11:10 PM (kOpft)



this looks to be fun

Posted by: will choose a nic later at September 12, 2021 11:13 PM (bTQ72)

393 YYZ is Toronto been many times. Lots of Sikhs

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 12, 2021 11:14 PM (WF/xn)

394 To me Westminster Abbey is the best London has to offer. For sure The British Museum is way up there. And of course the Churchill war rooms. Those just scratch the surface and everyone has their own areas of interest.

Posted by: QUINT at September 12, 2021 11:14 PM (WAo1l)

395 It would not be me sticking my big nose in where no one needs me if, in doing so, I didn't make at least one egregious error, at best.

Posted by: mindful webworker at September 12, 2021 11:13 PM (sNYFR)

It's all good, Mindful - I just wanted to clarify that Publius is no flouncer. I don't know if he'll come back or not, but he's a man, not a drama queen.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:15 PM (Mzdiz)

396 Thing is, henges are a dime a dozen in England, Wooden henges, stone henges, all ancient and some you can still go right up to and picnic on.
Salisbury Cathedral is lovely, but it was rather jarring to me that they let tourists wander all around during services. We happened to be there during...verspers? Eventide? Something like that ( I am not CoE, my apologies for not remembering) and I was shocked that they didn't shut the doors and ask the tourists to leave. It was such incredibly beautiful music, but impossible to fully enter into the spirit of the thing with hundreds of people milling around.
I think I saw one of the Magna Cartas in Salisbury. I think. Saw another somewhere in or around Norfolk maybe? The scenery in that part of England is bland to say the least, but the history is fabulous. I want to go back to Lincoln and York!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 12, 2021 11:15 PM (luMW8)

397 Academic Agent:
We hate the left because they enforce an evil morality, not because they enforce morality.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2021 11:16 PM (ybIRR)

398 Whatever.


Good night good people.

Be kind and true.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 11:17 PM (U2p+3)

399 Kaiser Wilhelm, the illegitimate "mayor" of NYC, chose this weekend to tell NYPD officers they won't get paid if they don't get the vax.[ . . . ]

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 12, 2021 11:04 PM (lPQ8c)


I suspect that is illegal both on a state and federal level. I also suspect that if that stands, either the NYPD or the police union is ruined forever.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 12, 2021 11:17 PM (ssx3L)

400 Bourbon Chicken - I don't even know if you could call it "enforcing a morality" since it's always in flux.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:18 PM (Mzdiz)

401 YYZ is Toronto been many times. Lots of Sikhs
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at September 12, 2021 11:14 PM (WF/xn)

I set foot in the Trawna airport once, the change planes en route to Newfie. Never been in the town. No desire to go, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:18 PM (zgTTJ)

402 Be kind and true.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 12, 2021 11:17 PM (U2p+3)

Words to live by.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:18 PM (Mzdiz)

403 I think the person who did the tourist trap article has never been out of the house. The Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Dubai just "meh". The Grand Canyon is amazingly beautiful, go at night when the stars are out. Mt. Rushmore is a marvel of human creation. I wonder if he could look at that mountain and comprehend how difficult it was at that time. There weren't even roads to the area. Its mind boggling.

Posted by: Megthered at September 12, 2021 11:19 PM (4rnDH)

404 Neil Peart. The GOAT drummer. Thanks for honoring him, Mis Hum!

Posted by: Doof at September 12, 2021 11:20 PM (mZUr4)

405 That tourist trap list is unmitigated twattery. You'd have to be preposterously privileged and well-traveled to be bitching about your disappointment with the Taj Mahal or the Pyramids. The author should be issued a pacifier and a rattle.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 12, 2021 11:21 PM (QU5/8)

406 To me Westminster Abbey is the best London has to offer.
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Yup. Ditto the War Rooms, also, the War Museum.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 11:21 PM (l0Lgi)

407 Hey, I know that place.

Honest, that rust will just buff out.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 12, 2021 08:51 PM (mD/uy)

That's the hope, if I can scoop it up.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 11:21 PM (KnJdm)

408 When I think of drummers, I think of that sweaty teenager with Santana at Woodstock. Oy!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:21 PM (Mzdiz)

409 What make and year is the truck in the picture?

Posted by: Just Wondering at September 12, 2021 11:22 PM (jYQlA)

410 I think the person who did the tourist trap article has never been out of the house. The Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, Dubai just "meh". The Grand Canyon is amazingly beautiful, go at night when the stars are out. Mt. Rushmore is a marvel of human creation. I wonder if he could look at that mountain and comprehend how difficult it was at that time. There weren't even roads to the area. Its mind boggling.
Posted by: Megthered at September 12, 2021 11:19 PM (4rnDH)

Well, in the case of the Grand Canyon, the writer was specifically bad-mouthing the semi-circular glass walkway and associated tourist trap built by the local Indian tribe. Not so much the Canyon itself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:23 PM (zgTTJ)

411 What make and year is the truck in the picture?
Posted by: Just Wondering at September 12, 2021 11:22 PM (jYQlA)

Ford, circa 1960.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:23 PM (zgTTJ)

412 I've got to shell some peas and sort some ammo with my sweetie. Good night, Horde!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:26 PM (Mzdiz)

413 9/11 Bush is flying around on AF1 because they don't know what's going on. Then they land at Barksdale.

Barksdale has been doing a practice alert and all the B-52s are loaded with nukes.

Bush's people are debarking and an airman comes up an asks what do you want us to do? Bushrep asks, what do you mean.

Airman says: we're ready.
Bushrep looks out and sees the tarmac full of B-52s wingtip to wingtip loaded with nukes.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 11:27 PM (Tw76q)

414 Circa 1960 Ford.
Yes, I see. Thanks.

Posted by: Just Wondering at September 12, 2021 11:28 PM (jYQlA)

415 I've always thought The Scorpion and The Frog and The Little Red Hen were the best fables, and that they were very old. They're not old. They are roughly contemporaneous Russian and American fables. And not old, either. 1800s.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 12, 2021 11:28 PM (FvCkv)

416 It's worth reiterating that one of the tourist trap authors' main implications is that some of the sites might have more value if they weren't choked with throngs of tourons who just want to snap a photo or two and talk loudly about nothing in particular. And indeed, my experience from the sites I've been to is that they probably would have been more interesting if there was more time really exploring them and less time with the "you must see it and then board the bus in 45 minutes" type thing.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 11:28 PM (UewuT)

417 Fuck me, I got double charged by eBay.

Is that eBay's fuck up or the seller's?

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 11:29 PM (1Yy3c)

418 I don't know how old you are - were you ever at IDL? (hint, code changed)
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess, #SuperStraight #EnemyOfTheState (Mzdiz) at September 12, 2021 11:09 PM (Mzdiz)

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I'll guess IDL = Idelwild (sp), ie JFK before it was JFK? Well before my time, but I know the history of it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:30 PM (GQ5VU)

419 The nearest airport? SUX.

No, really!

Posted by: pookysgirl, not kidding at September 12, 2021 11:30 PM (XKZwp)

420 I want to go back to Lincoln
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 12, 2021 11:15 PM (luMW

I'm here for you, babe.

Posted by: Abe Lincoln at September 12, 2021 11:31 PM (1Yy3c)

421 Circa 1960 Ford.
Yes, I see. Thanks.
Posted by: Just Wondering at September 12, 2021 11:28 PM (jYQlA)

Looked it up. either '59 or '60. Can't see the grille clearly enough to distinguish any closer. Not a 58 or a 61.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:31 PM (zgTTJ)

422 I've seen about 1/2 of the things on the list of tourist things and the write is kinda retarded. Yeah all touristy things can be less than what you imagined. It's like a movie that everyone talks about and raves about will never live up to expectations when you see it/ But to say the Taj Mahal or Pyramids are meh is retarded to the max.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:32 PM (GQ5VU)

423 Circa 1960 Ford.
Yes, I see. Thanks.
Posted by: Just Wondering at September 12, 2021 11:28 PM (jYQlA)

That's my guess. It would make a sweet retro custom.

Posted by: flounder at September 12, 2021 11:33 PM (KnJdm)

424 Well, in what was almost like a one-man Three Stooges skit, I yesterday jammed a thumb full down on a Pyracantha spike. Bled like crazy. Did the usual immediate care stuff.

The catch is (it's a long story) I was handling garden manure at the time. So, having no recollection of my last Tetanus shot, I hied off today to a Doc-in-a-box, and got one.

I was convinced that I had cleaned the wound well enough to avoid infection, but tonight, my thumb is looking more and more like a grape lollipop.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 11:33 PM (ELgVT)

425 Hey everybody. Hey ONT. Thanks MisHum.
(Let's see if I can start over again...)

In the meantime: I'm number freakin' 2 on the list? Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:34 PM (L2ZTs)

426 I've seen about 1/2 of the things on the list of tourist things and the write is kinda retarded. Yeah all touristy things can be less than what you imagined. It's like a movie that everyone talks about and raves about will never live up to expectations when you see it/ But to say the Taj Mahal or Pyramids are meh is retarded to the max.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:32 PM (GQ5VU)

I think the "editor" picked submissions from various randos. So some of the entries are fairly well-reasoned, and others are dumb.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:34 PM (zgTTJ)

427

There's a scout troop short a child,
Khrushchev's due at Idlewild
Car 54, Where Are You?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 12, 2021 11:35 PM (63Dwl)

428 Well, the Mona Lisa is just one of the art works you get to see at the Louvre, but that painting itself didn't seem worth the build up. I thought the Sistine Chapel was pretty impressive. The problem was, when I saw it in the early nineties, the wait was awful. I'm glad I took my Europe trip back then. The crowds even then were bad, but from what I've seen recently they're much worse.

Been to the Louvre a few times. Someone should sit down and paint "Crowds snapping pictures of Mona Lisa". It's a great part of the museum to skip.

Sistine Chapel...I found the whole Vatican City experience underwhelming but we were traveling with some Catholics so we had to...it might have been a different story if we could get in off-hours or something but the usual run of tourist experience is that you're herded through everything else like cattle, dumped into the Sistine Chapel, where a bunch of robed enforcers try to keep the mobs quiet and quickly moving on.

Posted by: JEM at September 12, 2021 11:35 PM (8erNz)

429 Morris pulled the article but I found it.

It illustrates two things, one, what petty, worthless, simpletons Bush surrounded himself with and two, we (USAF) were ready to solve the problem the day it started.

Airman: 'See those planes? Every one is loaded with nukes - tell me where you want 'em.' We look over and there are just rows of B-52s, wingtip to wingtip.

https://is.gd/FspBhA

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 11:37 PM (Tw76q)

430 F-22 pilots walk off the job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0IzbeNfiQ

Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 11:40 PM (7+zu/)

431

Bush's first "order" when the buildings fell was to fly the bin laden family out of the US. Because that's what happened. Someone in govt made that happen, and it happened quick.

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 12, 2021 11:41 PM (lPQ8c)

432 i don't see how anyone thinks the Sistine Chapel is underwhelming. I can see who the thousands of tourists can be a damper though. I was most impressed by the Vatican Museums. They have stuff there that really know one earth has. Sure that is true about every museum but you know what i mean.

I went through the louvre in record time. There are three or for famous works you have to see and then the rest of it is for people interested in the art.

One place I can recommend in Paris is the Rodin Museum. It gets much less traffic and it is a joy to visit. Half the works are in an old home and the other half are outside, in the gardens. That is a great museum for people who don't like to spend too much time in museums.

Posted by: QUINT at September 12, 2021 11:42 PM (WAo1l)

433 You know who else didn't get to choose who was at his when he died? The convenience store worker that John Henry Ramirez murdered.

Posted by: MammaB at September 12, 2021 11:42 PM (U0hie)

434 I was convinced that I had cleaned the wound well enough to avoid infection, but tonight, my thumb is looking more and more like a grape lollipop.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 12, 2021 11:33 PM (ELgVT)

Seriously Mike? No hot iron?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at September 12, 2021 11:43 PM (RoIW/)

435 I visited the Louvre years ago and saw the Mona Lisa. I was surprised at the small size, I admit. At the time I went though, Venus di Milo and Nike of Samothrace were not too far away and I was more impressed with them. They both are larger than life size, but not too much more, and I thought both of them would be bigger too, oddly enough.

Posted by: Lirio100 at September 12, 2021 11:43 PM (uFOGo)

436 Oh, it looks like I'm going to get the edge of a tropical storm sliding up the Gulf Coast like a sportsball player's hand sliding up the ass of a slutty cheerleader.

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 11:43 PM (1Yy3c)

437 BREAKING NEWS:

In an attempt to be taken more seriously by all Americans, the Biden admin has fired Dr Anthony Fauci and replaced him with Dr Frank N. Furter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:44 PM (L2ZTs)

438 Go see the Mona Lisa right before the Louvre is about to close. It's empty there and you can actually look at the painting without 1000 people taking photos while an usher is rushing you out of the way.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:45 PM (GQ5VU)

439 BREAKING NEWS

Once a dumbshit, always a dumbshit.

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 11:45 PM (PisyI)

440 9/11 Bush is flying around on AF1 because they don't know what's going on. Then they land at Barksdale.

Barksdale has been doing a practice alert and all the B-52s are loaded with nukes.

Bush's people are debarking and an airman comes up an asks what do you want us to do? Bushrep asks, what do you mean.

Airman says: we're ready.
Bushrep looks out and sees the tarmac full of B-52s wingtip to wingtip loaded with nukes.


Mecca and Medina would have been the correct answer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2021 11:46 PM (ybIRR)

441 In an attempt to be taken more seriously by all Americans, the Biden admin has fired Dr Anthony Fauci and replaced him with Dr Frank N. Furter.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:44 PM (L2ZTs)

"Rachel" Levine hardest hit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:46 PM (zgTTJ)

442 Four Seasons, but enough about the president.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

443 Hey party people!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 12, 2021 11:47 PM (1t5dY)

444 Yeah, it wasn't

Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 11:47 PM (PisyI)

445 Four Seasons, in that case, go pickle yourself.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:48 PM (L2ZTs)

446 I lived in Par-ee for a while and went to the museums a lot. The Louvre, D'Orsay, Rodin, Orangerie and some of the lesser known ones. But I did it short stints, like a couple of hours at a time. Much better experience than trying to cram it all into a few days as a tourist. There is a ton of incredible art in that city and it takes a long time to appreciate it all.

I'm tempted to move back, America is swirling so fast down the tubes, France looks better and better.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:48 PM (GQ5VU)

447 BREAKING NEWS

*Farts*

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 11:49 PM (1Yy3c)

448 I think I'm a little pickled right *hic* now.

WHAT'RE YEEEEWWWWWW LOOKING AAAAT?!?!?

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (1Yy3c)

449 weft-cut, how ya been?
Seems like we don't see you much anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

450 The Salesforce thing is such nonsense. So there are women who need so many abortions that they need to move out of state to get them on a regular basis? LOL.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (GQ5VU)

451 Robert, isn't that maiden a cougar by now? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

452 The Salesforce thing is such nonsense. So there are women who need so many abortions that they need to move out of state to get them on a regular basis? LOL.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (GQ5VU)

Virtue-signalling whores.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 12, 2021 11:52 PM (zgTTJ)

453 BREAKING NEWS

*Farts*
Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 12, 2021 11:49 PM (1Yy3c)

Damn you. Put a mask in that ass before you fart!

Posted by: tbodie at September 12, 2021 11:55 PM (5nCvD)

454 This one time in 2012 the techbros and their cube slaves read on Jezebel that females need a regular supply of abortions to keep on female-ing. It's not like any of them have any experience, contradictory or otherwise.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 11:56 PM (UewuT)

455 Westminster Abbey is THE BEST. My favorite place to go in London, hands down, never gets old. And while I am wholly uncultured and generally not in to museums overall, I also love the V&A, for the sheer variety of All the Things.
You got your Roman antiquities here, your Complete History of Undergarment exhibit there, your stolen Egyptian artifacts yonder down the hall, right next to the Pink Floyd exhibition on the other side of Queen Victoria's Lesser Crowns. Quintessentially British quirk and yet perfectly pulled off.
Then there's the Louvre. I have been fortunate enough to go to Pairs many times now and love it more each time, but I have yet to go to the Louvre. Who the hell needs to look at like 10,000 paintings, ffs?! Or all that overwrought Froggy furniture? Not me, that's for sure. I need my art in small doses; the Dutch are good at that. Amsterdam is my favorite place for museums, if museums I must go to. And being as I mentioned a very uncultured person, I do try to go and absorb some when I can.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 12, 2021 11:56 PM (luMW8)

456 Hey Tammy!

Seems often like the UK is the only real ally the US has.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

457 Mecca and Medina would have been the correct answer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2021 11:46 PM (ybIRR)

Correct.

If you choose to murder our citizens in an attack on our cultural monuments, well... fine.

But we'll make you goatfucking, dope-dealing pedophiles taste our pain many times over before we till your women and children into the cold embrace of their graves.

This is proper and necessary.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 12, 2021 11:57 PM (FvCkv)

458 Dermoplast First Aid Spray, Antiseptic & Analgesic Spray for Minor Cuts, Scrapes and Burns, 2.75 oz
$6.38
------------

It's the last of it's kind. An aerosol antiseptic and it uses propane and butane (both having antiseptic properties) as a propellent.

Hold the nozzle butt up to the offending wound and spray until it hits the spot. It will wash the wound and disinfect it.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 12, 2021 11:57 PM (Tw76q)

459 Y Dice,

Well said sir!!



Posted by: four seasons at September 12, 2021 11:58 PM (PisyI)

460 And what woman will ask for this mover assistance? Uhm yeah HR, I'd like to apply for the move out of Texas money. Yeah I fuck around so much I get an abortion like every couple fo weeks and TX has really put a crimp in my style.

I mean FFS, it is so retarded. All of it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:58 PM (GQ5VU)

461 Not gonna lie, the bomber-jacket guy at Barksdale is my new hero.

Posted by: CppThis at September 12, 2021 11:59 PM (UewuT)

462 shit: 2200! i better go grill dinner.

BIAB

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 12, 2021 11:59 PM (qlOg+)

463 red, be there in 45 minutes! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:00 AM (L2ZTs)

464 isn't that maiden a cougar by now? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (L2ZTs)

MEEEEOOOOooooOOOOooooOOOOWWWWWW

Posted by: Bruce Dickinson in leaped print spandex at September 13, 2021 12:00 AM (1Yy3c)

465 Saudi Arabia planned and funded 9/11 but we attacked Afghanistan and Iraq in response.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 13, 2021 12:00 AM (GQ5VU)

466 Bruce, I think you and that spandex costume have actually fused together by now... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:01 AM (L2ZTs)

467
Mecca and Medina would have been the correct answer.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 12, 2021 11:46 PM (ybIRR)
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With that many nuke armed planes we could have taken care of all family business.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2021 12:01 AM (Tw76q)

468 And what woman will ask for this mover assistance? Uhm yeah HR, I'd like to apply for the move out of Texas money. Yeah I fuck around so much I get an abortion like every couple fo weeks and TX has really put a crimp in my style.

I mean FFS, it is so retarded. All of it.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:58 PM (GQ5VU)

The great beauty of the Texas abortion law is that it has caused all kinds of leftards to show their asses. Wonderful entertainment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:01 AM (zgTTJ)

469 Seems often like the UK is the only real ally the US has.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 12, 2021 11:57 PM (L2ZTs)

LOL! Hold my beer.

Posted by: Joey B. at September 13, 2021 12:02 AM (1Yy3c)

470 AOP, exactamundo.
Bonus: the Stalinists are seething themselves right into early graves.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:02 AM (L2ZTs)

471
Seriously Mike? No hot iron?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob
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I was afraid that you might find fried finger appealing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 13, 2021 12:03 AM (1vynn)

472 Put Iran and Pakistan on that list.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2021 12:04 AM (Tw76q)

473 I was afraid that you might find fried finger appealing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 13, 2021 12:03 AM (1vynn)

A little satay sauce would have gone well, if you had left it on the spike.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:04 AM (zgTTJ)

474 Joe, I loved the Cluny and enjoyed D'Orsay despite all the paintings, but I must be the only person in the world who thinks a train station was a terrible place to display it all, however lovely a train station it is.

Fact is, my taste runs to music and architecture and I am by no means in to art. I should not admit that in public, but it's true.

It's not that I can't appreciate it; I do within reason, but it all starts looking alike to me after awhile, especially all that Ascension (Assumption?) of the Virgin Italian Renaissance type stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:05 AM (luMW8)

475 It's not that I can't appreciate it; I do within reason, but it all starts looking alike to me after awhile, especially all that Ascension (Assumption?) of the Virgin Italian Renaissance type stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:05 AM (luMW

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I hear that. which is why doing it in small chunks is so much better. You get a little taste of it without being overwhelmed, then you go back for more.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (GQ5VU)

476 Don't know if it's still there, but I believe in London, there's a subway stop that was put up in honor of Harry Potter, which is a brick wall?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (L2ZTs)

477 The Salesforce thing is such nonsense. So there are women who need so many abortions that they need to move out of state to get them on a regular basis? LOL.
Posted by: Joe XiDen
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Were I a Texan, I would be very happy that those people were leaving. Win-win.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (ELgVT)

478 Steve!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (luMW8)

479 Well, it's raining.

I'm liquored up.

Eyelids are heavy.

Maybe it's time to say night night.

Niiiiight!

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 13, 2021 12:07 AM (1Yy3c)

480 It's not that I can't appreciate it; I do within reason, but it all starts looking alike to me after awhile, especially all that Ascension (Assumption?) of the Virgin Italian Renaissance type stuff.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:05 AM (luMW

Once you have seen Elvis on black velvet, all those antique oil paintings look pretty blah.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:07 AM (zgTTJ)

481 A nuclear reprisal for 9/11 would have been morally acceptable and also military effective.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 13, 2021 12:08 AM (FvCkv)

482 You get a little taste of it without being overwhelmed, then you go back for more.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (GQ5VU)

Exactly!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:08 AM (luMW8)

483 Were I a Texan, I would be very happy that those people were leaving. Win-win.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (ELgVT)

If it encourages some Democrats to leave, and discourages other from moving there, it's a net win for Texas.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:09 AM (zgTTJ)

484 A nuclear reprisal for 9/11 would probably have been refused by the generals and the deep state. Too much disruption of business.

Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (N/iqz)

485 Once you have seen Elvis on black velvet, all those antique oil paintings look pretty blah.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:07 AM (zgTTJ)

Surely you mean dogs playing poker, not Velvet ELvis?!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (luMW8)

486 Don't know if it's still there, but I believe in London, there's a subway stop that was put up in honor of Harry Potter, which is a brick wall?
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (L2ZTs)

Platform nine and three quarters.

I know, I know...I'll read another book.

For real this time.

Night!

Posted by: Robert - Iron Maiden, Senjutsu, OUT NOW!!! at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (1Yy3c)

487 A nuclear reprisal for 9/11 would have been morally acceptable and also military effective.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 13, 2021 12:08 AM (FvCkv)

Cheaper, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (zgTTJ)

488 , Venus di Milo and Nike of Samothrace were not too far away and I was more impressed with them.
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I was bitterly disappointed that Venus did not have a clock in her stomach.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 13, 2021 12:11 AM (ELgVT)

489 If their prediction is correct, it looks like the tropical storm will make landfall just west of Palacios.

Posted by: RTW at September 13, 2021 12:11 AM (jJlJu)

490 Surely you mean dogs playing poker, not Velvet ELvis?!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (luMW

Well, that's in a class by itself, isn't it?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:11 AM (zgTTJ)

491 484 A nuclear reprisal for 9/11 would probably have been refused by the generals and the deep state. Too much disruption of business.

Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (N/iqz)
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The loaded planes were on the tarmac.
The President was on the tarmac.
All he had to say was, 'let's roll'.

Read the article - they. are. all. shit.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2021 12:12 AM (Tw76q)

492 A nuclear reprisal for 9/11 would probably have been refused by the generals and the deep state. Too much disruption of business.
Posted by: davidt at September 13, 2021 12:10 AM (N/iqz)

If Bush had given the order, their refusal would have led them to the gallows.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:13 AM (zgTTJ)

493 Who was gonna stop us? Nobody, that's who. Nobody even wanted to. We wasted a yuuuge, luxurious opportunity. We could've annihilated the Muslim world and done it with impunity, and put the whole world in a state of permanent, pants-shitting fear of us. Sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 13, 2021 12:14 AM (FvCkv)

494
You mean if cheney had told bush to give the order...

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 13, 2021 12:18 AM (lPQ8c)

495 Well, time for me to hit the sack, Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 13, 2021 12:19 AM (zgTTJ)

496
Did that Shit karl rove show his face this weekend?

Posted by: Soothsayer at September 13, 2021 12:19 AM (lPQ8c)

497 Looks like TX, LA, OK, and AR are going to get some.

https://is.gd/tP4Zb5

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2021 12:23 AM (Tw76q)

498 You get a little taste of it without being overwhelmed, then you go back for more.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 13, 2021 12:06 AM (GQ5VU)

Exactly!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at September 13, 2021 12:08 AM (luMW

Paging Canibal Bob, here's your cue.

Posted by: Count de Monet, unvaccinated Kulak-American at September 13, 2021 12:26 AM (4I/2K)

499 Oh wow.

Larry Elder has gotten Rose McGowan to campaign for him.

Not that it will make a difference in the recall election, but I'm impressed with McGowan for finally seeing the light about evil Dems.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:31 AM (L2ZTs)

500 Californians will vote to recall Newsom, and he will remain Governor.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 13, 2021 12:35 AM (FvCkv)

501 And what woman will ask for this mover assistance? Uhm yeah HR, I'd like to apply for the move out of Texas money. Yeah I fuck around so much I get an abortion like every couple fo weeks and TX has really put a crimp in my style. I mean FFS, it is so retarded. All of it. Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:58 PM (GQ5VU)

Isn't that the logical extension of Sandra Fluke thinking it's our duty to pay for her birth control?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 13, 2021 12:41 AM (BMmaB)

502 Thanks for including Neil Peart and Rush in tonight's post. I miss that guy.

Posted by: Wicklow at September 13, 2021 12:48 AM (uH65w)

503 Goodnight everybody, thanks for the chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 12:50 AM (L2ZTs)

504 Re: Comment of the week. Yeah, they are incompetent like all bureaucracies and now corrupt to boot. Best thought of as a source of funding when they are cut.

Posted by: Larry Dressler at September 13, 2021 01:03 AM (W0MsY)

505 Glenn Greenwald has gone from Trig Trutherism to Truth Triggerism.

Posted by: JB at September 13, 2021 01:14 AM (TO8Xm)

506 Love tonight's Quote #1.

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at September 13, 2021 01:26 AM (dB4Iz)

507 Tecumsehtea and f'd: On my recent road trip, I passed by all the Ruby Falls and Rock City billboards. If these are tourist traps, I'm glad that I didn't stop. Thanks for letting me know.
Posted by: RTW at September 12, 2021 10:02 PM (jJlJu)

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Drive by posting (ha, get it)

Turns out Ruby Falls and Rock City are both fantastic little stops for one day if you're in the area. Rock City was essentially the work of a madman, while Ruby Falls is a big-ass waterfall underground and you tour a 1/2 mile or so of cave to get there. The "big reveal" is silly, but it's worth seeing.

The neat part? They don't know where the water for that big-ass waterfall comes from.

But we're going to solve global warming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 13, 2021 01:33 AM (dPePg)

508 Didn't the FBI just avert a huge crime when they uncovered a plot by the FBI to kidnap Michigan's governor though?

Posted by: Jimco Industries at September 13, 2021 01:36 AM (buTO7)

509 The neat part? They don't know where the water for that big-ass waterfall comes from.

But we're going to solve global warming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - (BMWRT) remember when they cancelled the foreign policy presidential debate? at September 13, 2021 01:33 AM (dPePg)
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that's easy: the water comes from uphill of the falls...

next mystery?

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 13, 2021 01:50 AM (qlOg+)

510 Probably already been said, but for a Catholic, there's only one sure and certina path to God. Everything else is a gamble.

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at September 13, 2021 01:51 AM (EqQ9Z)

511 Who was gonna stop us? Nobody, that's who. Nobody even wanted to. We wasted a yuuuge, luxurious opportunity. We could've annihilated the Muslim world and done it with impunity, and put the whole world in a state of permanent, pants-shitting fear of us. Sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 13, 2021 12:14 AM (FvCkv)

My brother's asshole FIL is a screaming dem pile of shit. right after 9-11 I had said we should have nuked the entire fucking ME until the planet looked like a lifesaver candy. Thats when the ankle grabbing fuckfacefuck says "oh so you would kill all those people". I stood up, leaned across the table, looked him right in the face and said "I would push that button with my fucking dick, then go home, watch the mushroom clouds on the news, flick beer bottle caps at the TV, and giggle my fucking silly ass to sleep". He had nothing to say after that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 13, 2021 01:52 AM (VwHCD)

512 Better ways to handle it than nukes.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2021 02:09 AM (KAi1n)

513 Better ways to handle it than how Dubya did(n't).

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at September 13, 2021 02:14 AM (dB4Iz)

514 Better ways to handle it than nukes.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 13, 2021 02:09 AM (KAi1n)
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i was in favor of a nice, even and thick coating of HD and VX over everything downwind of Israel, to the western border of India...

Posted by: redc1c4 *OTUS Zhou Bai-Din Cheated & we all know it at September 13, 2021 02:16 AM (qlOg+)

515 Better ways to handle it than how Dubya did(n't).

Posted by: JQ, a hick in the sticks at September 13, 2021 02:14 AM (dB4Iz)

Yeah, that whole religion of peace bullshit should have earned him a kick in the sac with golf shoes.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at September 13, 2021 02:23 AM (VwHCD)

516 Just when i thought Prince Harry had been humiliated enough, I find out he's appearing with "dr. Jill" on Monday. It must be awful to realize your only function is a tool for social climbing and that you're so bad at it that you are basically LeftMerica's footstool.

Posted by: Downcast at September 13, 2021 02:27 AM (JjMWb)

517 Schlock tourist traps -- There are probably a million of 'em. Arguing over them is like beating your dick like it owes you money -- Of course it does.

Now, cataloguing the top 10 Worthy tourist traps, that's a much shorter list. Maybe in the 10s of thousands. But hey, I'll give 'er a go --

Carlsbad Caverns. That's a fuckin' cool hole in the ground.
White Sands National Monument -- Miles and miles of gypsum dunes.
Trinity Site -- Not too far from WSNM, visit by appointment only; see the birthplace of nuclear weapons. The inspiration for Kaboom cereal.
The Grand Canyon -- Well, if you like gashes like I do, that's the Queen of 'em all.
The Pyramids -- I bet they were hot stuff in their prime, 5k years ago.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at September 13, 2021 02:44 AM (F0YaR)

518 hiya

Posted by: JT at September 13, 2021 02:55 AM (arJlL)

519 I don't think much of ELCA, but when my best friend from grade school took his own life at 51, the pastor wasn't all "he's a dead failure and burning in hell, and all the family and friends gathered here should take this as a warning". Funerals are for families and the service was a comfort to them at a time of great pain.

Posted by: Downcast at September 13, 2021 02:55 AM (JjMWb)

520 Pyramids is a pile of rocks. A big pile but a pile of rocks nonetheless

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2021 03:02 AM (mbFEM)

521 Oh wait, I'm working on a top 10 listicle... #7 will blow your minds.

Ancient Rome -- Fuckity, but even the ruins are awesome. Imagine that shit at full glory.
Damascus steel -- We still don't know exactly how it was made, but Hittari Hanzo steel was an imitator. Watered steel ftw. The riddle of steel. You hafta go to India to see the original smelters.

Okay, that's only 7. Sue me.

Posted by: GnuBreed, no circumstance at September 13, 2021 03:03 AM (F0YaR)

522 Oh and I am up at 4 am because I am pretty sure I have strep throat.

We babysat a toddler Friday. I am pretty sure that was the vector

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2021 03:03 AM (mbFEM)

523 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 13, 2021 03:04 AM (2pPWs)

524 430 F-22 pilots walk off the job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q0IzbeNfiQ
Posted by: SMH - The War has been won, only the battles remain, as usual at September 12, 2021 11:40 PM (7+zu/)

I can't tell if this is true.

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 03:07 AM (SJbY/)

525 @524 I know a guy who heard a thing is among my least favorite YouTube genres.

I mean it's only slightly better sourced than CNN.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2021 03:15 AM (mbFEM)

526 525 @524 I know a guy who heard a thing
Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2021 03:15 AM (mbFEM)

Nicely put!

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 03:17 AM (SJbY/)

527 10 more minutes

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:17 AM (2JoB8)

528 Members of the U.S. Airforce saying they won't do their job?

Sounds like a one way ticket to a Courts Martial. Reporting themselves unfit for flight due to illness is another story.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at September 13, 2021 03:18 AM (weGKL)

529 450 The Salesforce thing is such nonsense. So there are women who need so many abortions that they need to move out of state to get them on a regular basis? LOL.
Posted by: Joe XiDen - Delta Delta Delta Can I help ya help ya help ya Variant at September 12, 2021 11:51 PM (GQ5VU)
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Not how it will be framed. I cannot live in a fascist state that oppresses women and is racist to boot!

Corporate has already set the climate. A person who takes up this offer likely gets promoted.

Posted by: blaster at September 13, 2021 03:24 AM (mbFEM)

530 OK, almost went back to sleep

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:30 AM (2JoB8)

531 Going back to sleep: that's easy to do

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at September 13, 2021 03:35 AM (2pPWs)

532 Mammoth Cave in Kentucky is a good attraction as well. Different tours available, some all underground by boat. If you're there on a budget, you need to seek out the actual town nearby (Mammoth Cave, natch) for a grocery store, etc.

Posted by: Fou Troll at September 13, 2021 03:36 AM (HLwmB)

533 Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 12, 2021 08:51 PM (EZebt)

Posted by: SFGoth at September 12, 2021 10:19 PM (KAi1n)

Good luck on the Newsom recall.

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 03:50 AM (SJbY/)

534 It's nice out, had window open.
First small job today will have to wear a mask, first time in many months.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:53 AM (2JoB8)

535 From the White House itself - Sundowner's ramblings with NPR reporter
https://tinyurl.com/27t4jara

His brain is jello

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:55 AM (2JoB8)

536 Hey guys. Popping back in because I can't sleep.

Fou troll, funny you mentioned caves. I was just reading about this. Tempting to call John Jones a Darwin Award winner but the story is so sad.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nutty_Putty_Cave

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 03:56 AM (L2ZTs)

537 ABQ has a museum dedicated to the nuclear bomb. Also a very cool museum in Phoenix is full of historical and interesting musical instruments.

Posted by: pawn at September 13, 2021 03:56 AM (Cfk8j)

538 535 From the White House itself - Sundowner's ramblings with NPR reporter
https://tinyurl.com/27t4jara

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:55 AM (2JoB

From that transcript: everybody says, "Biden, why do you keep insisting on trying to bring the country together?"

Oh, yeah; everybody says that. All the time.

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 04:04 AM (SJbY/)

539 "a lot of good folks on Wall Street, but they didn't build the country. Hardworking middle-class folks built this country, and the unions built the middle class"

Oh, look! Biden being non-divisive again.
He can't help but talk in divisive terms.

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 04:05 AM (SJbY/)

540 qdpsteve, the only way I'll set foot in a cave is if 1) several million people have been there first, and 2) there are zero narrow twisty-turny places like that guy got stuck in.

I've watched some of those shows with divers exploring/researching aquifers in Florida. Crazy people, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: Fou Troll at September 13, 2021 04:06 AM (HLwmB)

541 Fou troll, same here. I'm not big on cave exploring at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2021 04:08 AM (L2ZTs)

542 THE PRESIDENT: Well, I think -- look, I do. If you read, there was a big article with 16, 17 people. Was it in, um -- I guess it was -- what was it?

AIDE: Politico.

?

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 04:08 AM (SJbY/)

543 Pixy's up.

Posted by: Golfman at September 13, 2021 04:09 AM (hOMhY)

544 "Remarks by President Biden After Visiting with Firefighters and Their Families on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11th Attacks"

It's just awful.

535 From the White House itself - Sundowner's ramblings with NPR reporter
https://tinyurl.com/27t4jara

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2021 03:55 AM (2JoB)

Posted by: m at September 13, 2021 04:10 AM (SJbY/)

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