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  • Just want to make it clear that the crew of The Incomparable network are definitely probably not communists and their D&D podcast Total Party Kill in particular is great fun.

    Unless they've switched to 5e in which case I will be duty bound to declare it anathema. Honestly it's been all downhill since they removed level names.


  • Also, Tucows is still not dead.


  • This way to the egress: Save 99% on your Amazon Cloudfront bill with this one simple trick! (Fleet)

    Don't use Cloudfront.

    In this case Fleet reduced their monthly bandwidth expenses from $2457 to $41 by delivering content from German hosting platform Hetzner rather than directly from AWS. Amazon - and Google and Microsoft and IBM - charge absurd rates for bandwidth.

    I posted an item not long ago about Amazon reducing their bandwidth charges except that I couldn't find the price reductions listed anywhere. Turns out the reason is that there was no reduction.

    They increased the limit of the free tier, but all the paid tiers remained exactly the same. Instead of the first dose being free, now the first two doses are free.


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Party Like It's 1980-ish Video of the Day




Disclaimer: So I'm a Marvel superhero, so what?

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




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1 Are your ears burning Oixie?

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at January 25, 2022 04:02 AM (U48vO)

2 The great Oixie sees all.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at January 25, 2022 04:03 AM (MqQvv)

3 Morning again, all!

Up earlier than I intended, which is pretty much par for the course during the work week. I'd love to take a sick day. But the pharmacy is delivering Chekov the Ailing Codger Cat's refilled Rx to my office; so no.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 04:07 AM (c6xtn)

4 Figured as much. I think alot of my comments but I don't post them. Another nice music vid.

Posted by: Sock Monkey * Ungovernable at January 25, 2022 04:07 AM (U48vO)

5 Well crap! The day I need to be in to work early, I actually oversleep. Even my fail safe, Lucky, overslept !

Gotta get up and out in 15 min. Yikes!

Later, all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at January 25, 2022 04:13 AM (yNiPb)

6 Starting close to home and later

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 04:31 AM (2JoB8)

7 So the boob mayorkas warns of a russian cyber attack in the US and says we should stay vigilant. Now thats some top level advice. Specific, helpful, and really shows off his deep knowledge of this issue.

Posted by: LASue at January 25, 2022 04:36 AM (Ed8Zd)

8 Moar NFTs stolen at Open Sewer, er, Sea?

A box of Cracker Jacks has more security than those guys. And now I wonder -- Does Cracker Jacks still exist? I could use an NFT decoder ring...

Posted by: GnuBreed at January 25, 2022 04:41 AM (F0YaR)

9 I have the new improved Cracker Jacked.

Give me the micro film or my guy will pull off your mask and put a hobo mask on ya.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 25, 2022 04:45 AM (WT06T)

10 hiya

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 04:48 AM (arJlL)

11 Tap-Tap-Tap.......is this thing on ?

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 05:12 AM (arJlL)

12 This is the short wave blog.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 25, 2022 05:13 AM (WT06T)

13 Not sure what to do here, only symptom I have is minor chest congestion. In a normal decade one would go to doctor or they might order a prescription and you go and get it.
I no longer have any faith in the health care industry.

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:13 AM (2JoB8)

14 Bad Blue was up yesterday evening early, maybe because missed 2 days. Some good stuff anyway.
https://tinyurl.com/5x84re8t

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:15 AM (2JoB8)

15 Day after day of fatigue was the hardest symptom. Sleep and then 2 naps.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 25, 2022 05:16 AM (WT06T)

16 Drug choices...

Big pharma, Mexican cartels, Chinatown.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 25, 2022 05:21 AM (WT06T)

17 F*c*book and Giggle are effectively immunized from serious repercussions so long as they are donkey enablers.

They do not feel monetary loss, they need broken up.

Posted by: sven at January 25, 2022 05:21 AM (Lzpvj)

18 Up earlier than usual, turned on the news to see if Hunter was first out the door with the 82nd dropping into Kyev. Shopping yesterday shows a huge increase in the price of aspirin. A cheap 100 count bottle of store brand up 150 percent. Name brands also up.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 05:23 AM (lz5hY)

19
Me, I'll take the Mexican Cartels over Pharma, any day of the week.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 05:23 AM (Mzdiz)

20 14 Bad Blue was up yesterday evening early, maybe because missed 2 days. Some good stuff anyway.
https://tinyurl.com/5x84re8t
Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:15 AM (2JoB

Thanks, Skip.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 05:24 AM (SSiCQ)

21 Thanks Skip !

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 05:24 AM (arJlL)

22 This is the short wave blog.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

Waves to the midgets.......

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 05:25 AM (arJlL)

23 Not sure what to do here, only symptom I have is minor chest congestion. In a normal decade one would go to doctor or they might order a prescription and you go and get it.
I no longer have any faith in the health care industry.
Posted by: Skip

Big loogies, or little loogettes ?

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 05:26 AM (arJlL)

24 Hiya m !

Posted by: JT at January 25, 2022 05:27 AM (arJlL)

25
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 25, 2022 05:27 AM (DUIap)

26 Good morning morons

Day 10 for me and fatigue and congestion still symptoms. Tried not to nap yesterday and failed.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 05:30 AM (EZebt)

27 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:30 AM (u82oZ)

28 Jtnothing, just occasional dry cough

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:32 AM (2JoB8)

29 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at January 25, 2022 05:33 AM (ju2Fy)

30 It could easily be one of these things I get every winter.

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:33 AM (2JoB8)

31 *Reveille sounds*

Formation! Fall In!!

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 05:33 AM (2yO6m)

32 Skip

Not a doctor, but mild chest congestion can be helped with Guaifenesin. 600 mg x 4 times a day is the max recommended dose. I've seen good results with 400 mg tablets 3 times a day. It is usually well tolerated.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:34 AM (u82oZ)

33
Selective attention test:

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo

This is the game they've been playing with you.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 05:34 AM (Mzdiz)

34 Common Tater

Starts jumping jacks wave from the back row.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:35 AM (u82oZ)

35 Common Tater

** After counseling, reports to fan room 137-A to clean it for jumping in formation. **

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:37 AM (u82oZ)

36 In the badblue tweets, the @bennyjohnson clip of Biden mouthing off, strutting his smarts, and pokin' at the arm of the guy sitting beside him PLUS saying "SOB" is painful to watch.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 05:37 AM (SSiCQ)

37 31 34 Heh. We leave Parris Island, arrive at Camp Geiger. Company forms, given first unsupervised PX call. A few of the brothers but NyQuil, get tuned up, and the troop handlers fall us out on the company street for pt at 0300.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 05:39 AM (lz5hY)

38 publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Saw the gorilla. Everyone here should spot the gorilla. Because of rants with gorilla and monkey pictures.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:40 AM (u82oZ)

39 38 publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Saw the gorilla. Everyone here should spot the gorilla. Because of rants with gorilla and monkey pictures.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:40 AM (u82oZ)

I think that way back when, the first time I watched it, I didn't see the gorilla.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 05:41 AM (SSiCQ)

40 publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Also, one cute woman and two guys in white were passing two basketballs with three guys in black.

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it. I overestimated by five the number of passes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:42 AM (u82oZ)

41 m

Never seen this before. But I have taught Organic Chemistry Labs. Need to be attentive there.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:43 AM (u82oZ)

42 Shopping yesterday shows a huge increase in the price of aspirin. A cheap 100 count bottle of store brand up 150 percent. Name brands also up.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 05:23 AM (lz5hY)

Makes sense. There are reports that aspirin is useful against Covid. OTC so they can't ban it. They just jack up the price.

Posted by: golfman at January 25, 2022 05:43 AM (hOMhY)

43 Been trying to get more sleep this last week, again missed Cafe last night.

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 05:43 AM (2JoB8)

44 I commented last night a buddy in education in NY got an email from his boss that masks would be optional in New York public schools starting today.

Then I saw in Bad Blue the state supreme court had ruled the mask mandate unconstitutional. Mazel tov noo yawkers.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 05:44 AM (EZebt)

45 Skip

Prayers for healing ascending. And safe travels.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:44 AM (u82oZ)

46
This is the first time I've seen, and no I didn't see the gorilla the first time. It's a beautiful illustration.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 05:45 AM (Mzdiz)

47 publius, Rascally Rapscallion

Maybe because I'm still around kids at school. I take it all in, sometimes to their dismay.

Please deliver a kiss on the hand from me to Her Grace, Duchess of the Carolinas. The rest is up to you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:47 AM (u82oZ)

48 Her Grace, Miley, Duchess of the Carolinas has had an amazing story arc in these comment boxes, lo these many years.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:49 AM (u82oZ)

49 Bogus test. I followed the instructions and got the right answer. Who cares about a gorilla? If they wanted me to see a gorilla, I would have, but they didn't.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 05:49 AM (EZebt)

50 San Franpsycho

Good for you. We could be a tag team on those kinds of tests.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:53 AM (u82oZ)

51 I didn't even attempt to count the passes in the selective attention test, I just watched the whole thing figuring there would be fvckery afoot. The guy in the gorilla suit was quite obvious. Am I to understand most people miss that if they try to count? Interesting

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 05:53 AM (2yO6m)

52
That illustrates perfectly the technique of misdirection. Magicians and illusionists use it all the time. Get your brain laser focused on one thing, a distraction, and you fail to see the elephant, or gorilla, the room.

A beautiful illustration of misinformation/disinformation techniques at work.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 05:54 AM (Mzdiz)

53 Still drizzling this morning; wet streets. I know how to drive in it, but the imbeciles here don't know how to pilot their vehicles in the dry, let alone the wet. Well, I can park as close as possible to my office. And I can handle drizzle, however cold the air, a lot better than I can downpours.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 05:54 AM (c6xtn)

54
Her Grace is asleep. I shall kiss her gently.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 05:54 AM (Mzdiz)

55 Wolfus Aurelius

Do you think a surge in bad driving and crowded roads is because of all the illegals in the area?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:58 AM (u82oZ)

56 publius, Rascally Rapscallion

My greeting is not time critical. But you do you. We will nod our heads when you do not post for an hour or two.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 05:59 AM (u82oZ)

57 Damn. I've visited friends in the old folks facilities, and noticed they have those signs, "good morning, today is Tuesday." I think I need one. Lately losing track of days, thought it Monday.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 06:01 AM (lz5hY)

58 I have worried about unlicensed, uninsured drivers for decades

Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 06:02 AM (2JoB8)

59
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and enrage the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 06:07 AM (/U27+)

60 58 Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 06:02 AM (2JoB

Being insured is part of our white privilege.

Posted by: sven at January 25, 2022 06:08 AM (Lzpvj)

61 Hadrian the Seventh

Good luck with all the work. May there be no re-do needed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 06:08 AM (u82oZ)

62 On the selection attention test I see the reason we dont let white girls in the WNBA.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 06:10 AM (yrol0)

63 hey y'all

Posted by: Big V Caffeinated at January 25, 2022 06:11 AM (Adlwz)

64 58 I have worried about unlicensed, uninsured drivers for decades
Posted by: Skip at January 25, 2022 06:02 AM (2JoB

I always thought pay at the pump was the more fair way to go.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 06:11 AM (yrol0)

65 55 A few here have commented on increases in car insurance premiums. I can see inflationary reasons, crash parts going up, high rental car prices, other stuff. I wonder how much 2 million illegals in a year influences the number crunchers.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 06:11 AM (lz5hY)

66 Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 05:53 AM (2yO6m)

===
Doesn't color inside the lines.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 06:11 AM (EZebt)

67 The average illegal is of military age, and male.

American Foreign Legion, anyone? For that nation building when we do not care.

Have to fix the divided loyalties issue, however.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

68
Her Grace is quite beautiful when she sleeps, I must say.
She is quite content. I shall not disturb her.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at January 25, 2022 06:12 AM (Mzdiz)

69 They should detonate a nuke in a remote part of Alaska and send Joe out to apologise profusely and say he genuinely thought that bit was Russia. Then have Jen Psaki circle back until no-one knows what to believe and everyone's too frightened to even breathe loudly.


Everyone put on your mask.

...Fauci...

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

70 bill in arkansas

Let's blame them for the increase in every conversation. With an "I did this" sticker.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 06:13 AM (u82oZ)

71 Gonna leave early. I have to send an email to Hadrian the Seventh .

Have a great day, everyone. Safe travels.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

72 Guiafenesin:
very helpful,I buy generic Cough Syrup @DollarTree
NOT the Multi-Symptom blend. Basically,cough syrup has 3 varieties,PLAIN Guiafenesin
(best 4 me)& 2-active-Ingredient,& 3-Ingredient which has Decongestant. In desperation I bought Multi-Symptom,&threw it away,when Guiafenesin
Syrup shelf was Empty. It caused immediate dizziness,feeling like I was Floating. I assume my somewhat-exotic ancestry (Inca) leads to weird reactions. DollarTree also carried generic "Vicks Vaporub" equivalent,which is BEST remedy.

Posted by: zigzag at January 25, 2022 06:15 AM (5R8Sg)

73 Did I see the gorilla?

No. Because there was no gorilla.

Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 06:16 AM (smVBh)

74 65 Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 06:11 AM (lz5hY)

an absolute unwillingness to comply with our laws, a refusal to punish scofflawery, and increased operating costs are 'blessings of liberty."

now where's my wife Paolo?

//Davey Fwench

Posted by: sven at January 25, 2022 06:18 AM (Lzpvj)

75
we should have take to the streets in revolt when they outlawed terpin hydrate

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 25, 2022 06:19 AM (DUIap)

76 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:19 AM (3D/fK)

77 A lot of cough syrup include an anti histamine or a cough suppressant both of which have depressive effects, sometimes used as sleep aid.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 25, 2022 06:20 AM (EZebt)

78 Illegal aliens, males at least, are subject to military draft registration along with everyone else, and can be drafted. Reason 4786 all of this is complete failure theater on the part of the gubbmint.

If you listen to old school radio programs from the 50s they have PSAs informing legal aliens that they must report to their local Post Office and fill out a card with their address and other details.

Sounds crazy, but at one time, get this - the gooberment wanted to have some idea of who, and what, was inside the borders and took that sort of thing seriously.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:21 AM (2yO6m)

79
we should have take to the streets in revolt when they outlawed terpin hydrate
Posted by: AltonJackson at January 25, 2022 06:19 AM (DUIap)


G.I. Gin? That is the most vile stuff I've ever taken.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 06:21 AM (/U27+)

80 "we should have take to the streets in revolt when they outlawed terpin hydrate"

That was some most excellent, 84 proof sippin' syrup.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:22 AM (3D/fK)

81 Now for the bad news.

Baltimore lost three firefighters yesterday in a building collapse while fighting a vacant row home fire.

Fourth is in serious condition.

Prayers please, if you find yourself so inclined.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:25 AM (3D/fK)

82
There's a killer on the road
His brain is squirmin' like a toad
Take a Baldwin holiday
Let your children play
If you give this man a ride
Sweet Halyna will die
Killer on the road, yeah

Posted by: The Lizard King at January 25, 2022 06:26 AM (6liew)

83 Weird dream the other night - I was trying to get somewhere, it was windy, and wanted to avoid trees falling on me. One of them was a "Ham tree", which was strange. LOL. I remember thinking "are those any good, how to compare with real hams". There were all these hams hanging from the branches. I figured I'll check the internet on that.

Then I got a parking spot at KFC, except there was this weird slick walkway entrance, 2 stories high, with no guardrails. I was thinking "this must be terrible in the winter" and sure enough somebody slipped and fell going in and got smashed up in the parking lot. I went in and helpfully informed them they need to call 911, another customer cracked his noggin on the obstacle course. They weren't too concerned. LOL!

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:27 AM (2yO6m)

84 "Vicks Vaporub" equivalent,which is BEST remedy.
Posted by: zigzag

Yes! It's been my constant companion since the flu struck me on Sunday. I am pretty sure it's not the coof, as I did a home test that came up negative. Haven't been this sick for a decade or so. Yuck.

Posted by: lizabth at January 25, 2022 06:28 AM (L3Rsz)

85 Bonhomme reported yesterday that a friend was killed by a drunk teenage driver; prayers needed there:

167 A childhood friend of mine got killed by a drunk driving teenager this weekend. He leaves behind four kids and a wife.

So senseless.
Posted by: bonhomme at January 24, 2022 01:37 PM (RaNzC)

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 06:31 AM (SSiCQ)

86
Got your e-mail, Salty. I'll see what the art of the possible is.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 06:31 AM (/U27+)

87 (from the Natural Immunity thread)

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 06:31 AM (SSiCQ)

88
Wait, Google lied? Isn't that ... ... evil?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 25, 2022 06:33 AM (pNxlR)

89 I thought common tater was going with this joke...

Two cowboys are lost in the desert. One cowboy sees a tree that's draped in bacon. "A bacon tree ! We're saved!" He says. He runs to the tree and is shot up with bullets.

It wasn't a bacon tree, it was a ham bush.

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:33 AM (vd8XM)

90 Wait, Google lied? Isn't that ... ... evil?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot

Just merely "frowned upon".

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:34 AM (vd8XM)

91 Guessing Myorkas said the quiet
part out loud and unveiled the next false flag from the junta.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 25, 2022 06:36 AM (oWBc3)

92
♪ If you wanna get down, down on the ground Ukraine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie Ukraine
If you got bad news, you wanna kick the blues Ukraine
When your day is done and you wanna ride on Ukraine
She don't lie, she don't lie, she don't lie Ukraine


Posted by: Vladimir Putin at January 25, 2022 06:37 AM (dQvv7)

93 My ex was odd, I found out she was having my daughter eat a dab of Vicks Vapo Rub when she was putting it on her chest. WTH I said calmly, it's ok she said because mom had taught her that. I asked please stop that because, you know, you shouldn't eat petroleum products. Just give her a Vicks cough drop, ok? I have a feeling she still did it though.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 06:37 AM (HaPdD)

94 I know not to expect much, or anything from the MSM, but it's amazing they don't realize that them collectively laughing off Biden callling the Fox guy an SOB just demonstrates to everyone they do have a team they play for.. It's not journalism.

Posted by: Indignatio Vindicatorem at January 25, 2022 06:38 AM (oWBc3)

95 My ex was odd, I found out she was having my daughter eat a dab of Vicks Vapo Rub when she was putting it on her chest.""

I've heard of people doing this. Nasty.

Posted by: lizabth at January 25, 2022 06:39 AM (L3Rsz)

96 "I've heard of people doing this. Nasty."

Same here.

Even rumors of very old folk remembering taking a spoon full of 'coal oil', which would have been kerosene, I believe.

On the other hand, our cat's hairball remedy from the vet contains petroleum jelly as an ingredient.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:42 AM (3D/fK)

97 My ex was odd, I found out she was having my daughter eat a dab of Vicks Vapo Rub when she was putting it on her chest.""


Trump said to mix it with bleach and inject it into your brain!

MSM

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:42 AM (vd8XM)

98
My ex was odd, I found out she was having my daughter eat a dab of Vicks Vapo Rub when she was putting it on her chest.

I doubt it's harmful because the petroleum is inert and passes through the body without being changed or absorbed. But what's therapeutic value of VapoRub in the stomach?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 25, 2022 06:42 AM (/U27+)

99 Mineral oil was used for constipation, maybe still is. Vaseline isn't going to hurt anything. I don't see the point though.

What was Vick's Vapo Rub good for? Other than Mom's were expected to rub some on our chest or something.

My Mom was an old school RN. Couldn't fake her out for anything. If she was worried, then we knew for certain we were sick, however.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:43 AM (2yO6m)

100 "But what's therapeutic value of VapoRub in the stomach? "

Causes some really awesome smelling belches?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:44 AM (3D/fK)

101 NY Supreme Court just STRUCK DOWN Hochul Admin's statewide mask mandate.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 06:44 AM (yrol0)

102 They can have [Joe] Rogan or Young, Neil Young wrote in a letter to his manager and label, Not both.

Scared old man is scared. Nothing new!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 06:45 AM (yrol0)

103 Causes some really awesome smelling belches?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice.

It's like doing shots of peppermint schnapps.

After you throw up, your breath is still kissing sweet.

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:45 AM (vd8XM)

104
Is Neil Young still over in the corner holding his breath and turning blue because Spotify won't give in to his that they give Joe Rogan to heave-ho ... or cease offering his to-die-for catalog of songs?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 25, 2022 06:46 AM (pNxlR)

105 So, if youre unvaccinated in Quebec and walk into big box store you will need to be accompanied by an employee who will make sure youre not there to buy socks or a toaster oven.

You can buy certain food items only!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 06:47 AM (yrol0)

106 NY Supreme Court just STRUCK DOWN Hochul Admin's statewide mask mandate.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Hochul has to be the weirdest governor in the nation. I used to think it was that bizarre women from New Mexico.

Posted by: lizabth at January 25, 2022 06:47 AM (L3Rsz)

107 Is ole Neil saying something stupid again? He never fails on that. Just when you think maybe, he's learning.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:48 AM (2yO6m)

108 I also knew this burn out who would break open a Vicks Inhaler and eat the big cigarette filter looking thing in it. He said it was cheap speed. That guy had damaged his brain seriously with drugs early in life.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 06:49 AM (HaPdD)

109
In re: Neil Young -- it is so precious that he thinks his musical stylings matter even one whit to the 0.000001% of the population that ever listened to his crap.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 25, 2022 06:49 AM (pNxlR)

110 "Is ole Neil saying something stupid again? He never fails on that. Just when you think maybe, he's learning."


Let me quote Jo-Jo, the paste eater....
'Stupid son of a bitch'.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 06:50 AM (3D/fK)

111 Remember - it's "Mask Commandment" in the Styleguide.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:50 AM (2yO6m)

112 Morning peeps.

Tucows... really? Huh.

Posted by: Fed Worker 34867 at January 25, 2022 06:53 AM (BFigT)

113 Let me quote Jo-Jo, the paste eater....
'Stupid son of a bitch'.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Maybe Joe's a VapoRub nibbler.

Posted by: Bruce at January 25, 2022 06:54 AM (vd8XM)

114 I vaguely recall something something in the Army survival manual about eating 1 or 2 cigarettes worth of tobacco, to "shock" and kill parasites. Tapeworms. I guess it works. They had a whole paragraph or two on "maggot therapy" for infected wounds. I'll have to see if they recommended Kerosene for anything.

I remember visiting a weird uncle in Minnesota, who used Kerosene for heating and lighting. The house reeked, badly. He just laughed.

When he died, turned out he was a multi-millionaire. Died intestate, and fucking Minnesota got it all. My dad was Not Amused.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:55 AM (2yO6m)

115 I feel so bad for Baltimore and the fire dept. Any city loosing fire fighters like that is bad. Probably the mayor and city council will give their usual sad look then be like Gov. Newsome, go off to some expensive, exclusive restaurant for lunch, and think of being President.

Posted by: Colin at January 25, 2022 06:59 AM (PWsjb)

116 , if youre unvaccinated in Quebec and walk into big box store you will need to be accompanied by an employee...

*

It's a weird virus that won't attack you while you're eating or when you're making sure someone doesn't buy a toaster.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Dems are starting a war to campaign against at January 25, 2022 06:59 AM (7Ndlu)

117 Which other mafia inherits our dead relatives shit?

What a racket. The facade fades and now resembles a Carnival from the 50s.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at January 25, 2022 07:00 AM (HOLTf)

118 Fed Worker was up late last night... stupid sock

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 07:01 AM (BFigT)

119 Good morning all. What's new in the little gray boxes?

Posted by: Rosasharn at January 25, 2022 07:03 AM (yEBFM)

120 My friend lost $30k in market yesterday. He pulled completely out. He predicts an eventual run on banks.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 25, 2022 07:08 AM (Lktpy)

121 In further Baltimore news, a Little Italy restaurant manager is gunned down in a targeted murder.

With the attack on the Priest in Little Italy several months ago, and now this targeted killing, it is almost as if open warfare is gonna break out there.

Most folk are not too familiar with the intertwined history of that famous neighborhood and the organized crime lords from back in the day.
But...I think we gonna get an updated lesson soon.

https://tinyurl.com/2mbe4vfn

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice. Asymptomatic raycist at January 25, 2022 07:08 AM (3D/fK)

122
What's new? Winter is almost 2/3rds over. Yeah!

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 25, 2022 07:09 AM (dQvv7)

123 So Uncle Joe is calling some reporters SOB's now. Can't Doctor Jill wash his mouth out with soap.

Posted by: Colin at January 25, 2022 07:10 AM (PWsjb)

124 "It's a weird virus that won't attack you while you're eating or when you're making sure someone doesn't buy a toaster.

Posted by: Moron Robbie
"

Weirder yet, where we ski it does not attack you at the dining tables if you are standing up but it does if you sit down. How does it know?

Posted by: Ripley at January 25, 2022 07:11 AM (MxEKc)

125 I remember visiting a weird uncle in Minnesota, who used Kerosene for heating and lighting. The house reeked, badly. He just laughed.

When he died, turned out he was a multi-millionaire. Died intestate, and fucking Minnesota got it all. My dad was Not Amused.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 06:55 AM


Even with a will it only takes one schmuck to get your estate into the probate Court's hands. Happened to a buddy of mine when his mom passed. One sister didn't think she was treated right in the will and blammo, 18 months of lawyers and probate Judges sucking money from the estate.

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at January 25, 2022 07:11 AM (bVYXr)

126 The ruling meant election officials couldnt place drop boxes anywhere but in clerks offices for the Feb. 15 spring primary elections, nullifying Democrats efforts to place the boxes in as many locations as possible to make voting more convenient and increase turnout.

We have had drop box in the clerks office for about a 100 years or more.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:13 AM (yrol0)

127 What's new? Winter is almost 2/3rds over. Yeah!""

This is the best thing I've read all morning.

Posted by: lizabth at January 25, 2022 07:13 AM (L3Rsz)

128 Biden administration pulled monoclonal antibodies EUA status.

This administration is in the business of murder.

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at January 25, 2022 07:13 AM (YglAn)

129 Neil Young? Please refer to NatLampCo's "Old Maid".

Posted by: klaftern at January 25, 2022 07:13 AM (taPSh)

130 123 So Uncle Joe is calling some reporters SOB's now. Can't Doctor Jill wash his mouth out with soap.
Posted by: Colin at January 25, 2022 07:10 AM (PWsjb)


Doocy was laughing it off!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:14 AM (yrol0)

131 The very best cough syrup was elixir of terpin hydrate and codeine. It was nearly miraculous, plus the codeine helped you get some much-needed sleep.

Years back, you could get a bottle just by signing the narcotics register at the pharmacy (presumably so they could tell you weren't getting a bottle every day or something like that). No prescription needed.

The junkies fucked that up by going from pharmacy to pharmacy, buying a bottle in each one.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Guns 'n Roses at January 25, 2022 07:15 AM (bW8dp)

132 Biden called Doocy to 'clear the air', I wonder if he remembers that today?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at January 25, 2022 07:15 AM (HaPdD)

133 Remember when Trump didn't have a Presidential "temperment?"



Posted by: Been Timed-out at January 25, 2022 07:15 AM (smVBh)

134 Doocy was laughing it off!
Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:14 AM (yrol0)

Then he's useless. He should repeat his origjnal question.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 25, 2022 07:17 AM (Lktpy)

135 > Died intestate, and fucking Minnesota got it all.

? The rules of intestacy in Minnesota specify that the estate goes to relatives under an enumerated order of precedence. The state doesn't automatically get it all.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 25, 2022 07:18 AM (bW8dp)

136 Biden administration pulled monoclonal antibodies EUA status.

*

Holy sh*t

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Dems are starting a war to campaign against at January 25, 2022 07:18 AM (7Ndlu)

137 Neil looks like he could stand to lose about 80 pounds too. I'd think he was smarter than that.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 07:19 AM (2yO6m)

138 Morning all.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 25, 2022 07:19 AM (YJsqX)

139 It's tough to even find cough syrup with just alcohol now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Dems are starting a war to campaign against at January 25, 2022 07:19 AM (7Ndlu)

140 Not to defend Dopey Joe, but you should be allowed to make fun of or otherwise verbally abuse anyone with the name "Doocy". That sounds like something a toddler made in his diaper.

You're allowed to change that shit, dude. Especially if you're in show business.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 25, 2022 07:19 AM (bW8dp)

141 ? The rules of intestacy in Minnesota specify that the estate goes to relatives under an enumerated order of precedence. The state doesn't automatically get it all.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 25, 2022 07:18 AM (bW8dp)

Down to children
Then to siblings
Then up to parents

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:19 AM (yrol0)

142 121 When I was a kid in OH, a beverage store owner was killed in a robbery. Victim was not only connected to the Youngstown outfit, but was also some boss's uncle. Perp was quickly caught, convicted and sentenced. Guy broke his neck in a stairway fall a week after arriving at the pen.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at January 25, 2022 07:20 AM (lz5hY)

143 It was to 2 main sources of antibodies. FL and Texas and a few other places have found other vendors.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:21 AM (yrol0)

144 Rodrigo, this was a long time ago, maybe the law was different then? Dad was pretty sharp, he would have known all the ins and outs. He was pissed, because as he put it "I could have really used a million dollars about then."

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 07:21 AM (2yO6m)

145 Keep calm and geek on.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 07:21 AM (a3Q+t)

146 Wolfus Aurelius

Do you think a surge in bad driving and crowded roads is because of all the illegals in the area?
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at January 25, 2022


***
Yes I do. But drivers here in Da Swamp have always been bad, and driving instruction non-existent. When I got ready for my license (1976) and asked for study materials for the written test, the clerk blinked at me. "Y'wanna study for it?" On the driving test, the employee sent me around a quiet neighborhood block or two, right turn, left turn, stop here, go, you passed, $25 please. No parking or highway merging, oh, no. Annual safety inspection is a wink-wink joke, too.

Actual *citizens* are not much better at handling their vehicles than the illegals, and sometimes worse.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 07:22 AM (txdEq)

147 Moron Robbie, I also heard a blip that the use of ivermectin was going to be restricted also. I only heard it once so I will keep an ear to the ground on that one.

Posted by: Ben Had at January 25, 2022 07:23 AM (YJsqX)

148 Speaking of grumpy old men I saw a movie the other day a and one of the main characters was an old grumpy, scheming old tech executive. I didn't realize it right away but it was Harrison Ford. Damn, he better give up the adventure quest movies if there are nay stairs involved.

Posted by: Ripley at January 25, 2022 07:23 AM (MxEKc)

149 It's tough to even find cough syrup with just alcohol now.""

Whiskey, honey, lemon.

Posted by: lizabth at January 25, 2022 07:24 AM (L3Rsz)

150 The very best cough syrup was elixir of terpin hydrate and codeine. It was nearly miraculous, plus the codeine helped you get some much-needed sleep.

Years back, you could get a bottle just by signing the narcotics register at the pharmacy (presumably so they could tell you weren't getting a bottle every day or something like that). No prescription needed.

The junkies fucked that up by going from pharmacy to pharmacy, buying a bottle in each one.

This is why we can't have nice things.

Posted by: Guns 'n Roses at January 25, 2022 07:15 AM (bW8dp)


Back in the early 60s when Laurel, Maryland was a sleepy little racetrack town, shady characters ostensibly working at the tracks used to constantly sign for that at a local drug store where I worked. Not even from a pharmacist, just a kid.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at January 25, 2022 07:24 AM (y7DUB)

151 What's new? Winter is almost 2/3rds over. Yeah!
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 25, 2022


***
True. January, the only winter we see here in Da Swamp, is 2/3 over.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 07:24 AM (txdEq)

152 Yeah, Uncle Benny never married, or had kids, if that makes any difference. All I can say is Kerosene lighting really "infuses" a home with a rank odor. That's practically all I can remember. Stinky house. And no fucking will.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 25, 2022 07:25 AM (2yO6m)

153 That nuke idea is the best strategy I have seen this far.

Posted by: Corona-exile lost in spaces at January 25, 2022 07:26 AM (O0QMT)

154 I just finished a bottle of quercetin from LifeExtension. Is it worth buying again for prevention against the coof or any other infections? Though I imagine it would be good to have on hand if I do get sick.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 07:28 AM (txdEq)

155 In Pima County they did an expanded canvas. 750 doors, 350 opens. That is a significant sample, Epshteyn, a former Special Assistant to President Donald Trump and advisor to his 2016 and 2020 campaigns, said of the breaking news.

Im going to say this slowly, because this is not a mistake and this is not a drill

38 percent fault rate.

Meaning 1) Voter did not live there. or 2) Voter did not vote but their vote was used.

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:30 AM (yrol0)

156 My wife's father was peripherally involved in mob activities in West Virginia back in the 70's. I'd guess whatever outfit was running Pittsburg at the time. Lots of gambling and arson. You'd be surprised how many Italian restaurants went up only to be burned down shortly thereafter.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 07:32 AM (BFigT)

157 Is it worth buying again for prevention against the coof or any other infections?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at January 25, 2022 07:28 AM (txdEq)

Absolutely.

Posted by: Ordinary American at January 25, 2022 07:33 AM (Lktpy)

158 I just finished a bottle of quercetin from LifeExtension. Is it worth buying again for prevention against the coof or any other infections? Though I imagine it would be good to have on hand if I do get sick.
=====

I recommend it highly because it cleared up my sinuses and the headaches and breathing problems disappeared. Everyone is different, so take my experience for what it is worth.

Posted by: mustbequantum at January 25, 2022 07:33 AM (MIKMs)

159 ForrestBennett
This week I filed HB3129, which codifies that a fathers financial responsibility to his baby their mom begins at conception.

If Oklahoma is going to restrict a womans right to choose, we sure better make sure the man involved cant just walk away from his responsibility.

I hate deadbeat Dads! Nail them Bro!

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:34 AM (yrol0)

160 156 My wife's father was peripherally involved in mob activities in West Virginia back in the 70's. I'd guess whatever outfit was running Pittsburg at the time. Lots of gambling and arson. You'd be surprised how many Italian restaurants went up only to be burned down shortly thereafter.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at January 25, 2022 07:32 AM (BFigT)

How do you start a flood?

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:35 AM (yrol0)

161 One sister didn't think she was treated right in the will and blammo, 18 months of lawyers and probate Judges sucking money from the estate.

My mom had a clause in her will that if anyone contested the will they would automatically get nothing.
She divided all the money equally to all 4 of us.

Posted by: Cicero Skip at January 25, 2022 07:36 AM (FIrEF)

162 He responded:

@ForrestBennett
Jan 22
I understand how the language in my message and bill both hurt the cause instead of helping it, and I apologize for not being more thoughtful. Thanks again to everyone who genuinely engaged with me in an effort to make better policy.

Posted by: m at January 25, 2022 07:37 AM (SSiCQ)

163 JJ

Posted by: rhennigantx at January 25, 2022 07:37 AM (yrol0)

164 RE: Neil Young

I like some of his songs but asking Spotify, a Swedish company, to ban someone he doesn't like, but certainly never listed to, is peak boomer.

Posted by: MJ at January 25, 2022 07:37 AM (zwDuR)

165
Saw an article yesterday that moderate red wine drinkers in - pretty sure it was Britain - were about 20% less likely to get covid. The resveratrol in red wine and quercetin have the same mechanism of action, which is assisting zinc to enter into the cells.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 25, 2022 07:37 AM (dQvv7)

166
JJ is nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at January 25, 2022 07:39 AM (DUIap)

167 156 My wife's father was peripherally involved in mob activities in West Virginia back in the 70's. I'd guess whatever outfit was running Pittsburg at the time. Lots of gambling and arson. You'd be surprised how many Italian restaurants went up only to be burned down shortly thereafter.
Posted by: Martini Farmer



The FBI put a small office in my hometown because it was a Mafia hub. Its proximity to Youngstown, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and three major interstates probably had something to do with it. Also, 65% Italian descent population.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 25, 2022 07:41 AM (sAmhv)

168 Neil Young is asshoe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at January 25, 2022 07:42 AM (a3Q+t)

169 Makes sense. There are reports that aspirin is useful against Covid. OTC so they can't ban it. They just jack up the price.

Also an imported good. When DC gets bellicose and starts threatening other nations, its best not to threaten nations who you are highly dependent upon for most critical things.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 25, 2022 07:56 AM (lD3vL)

170 I like some of his songs but asking Spotify, a Swedish company, to ban someone he doesn't like, but certainly never listed to, is peak boomer.

As a Boomer, I lived a long life without Cancel Culture. Cancelling people seems to be one of the Millennials' contributions to popular culture. Could be wrong, might be young Gen-X, but surely not Boomer.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at January 25, 2022 08:00 AM (lD3vL)

171
What's new? Winter is almost 2/3rds over. Yeah!
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus


Show your work ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/s at January 25, 2022 08:29 AM (tt3kE)

172
Show your work ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


Meteorological winter is accepted by most meteorologists as more accurate. Meteorological winter in my climate zone encompasses the months of December, January, and February. There were 31 days in December, and we're up to the 25th day of January. 31 + 25 = 56. 56/90 = ~2/3rd.

Grade ______

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at January 25, 2022 08:40 AM (dQvv7)

173 Google's credo - don't get caught being evil.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at January 25, 2022 09:25 AM (CjSPL)

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