Overnight Open Thread (4-2-2015)

Quote of the Day I and II

Adlai Stevenson famously offered this definition: "A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." We do not live in that society.
"I expect to die in bed," Francis Eugene Cardinal George famously remarked. "My successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history." Perhaps it will not come to that. But we already are on the precipice of sending men with guns to the homes and businesses of bakers to enforce compliance with dictates undreamt-of the day before yesterday.

Yes, render unto Caesar, and all that. But render only what is Caesar's - and not one mite more.

-- Kevin D. Williamson in The War on the Private Mind

Quote of the Day III

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Quote of the  Day IV


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Quote of the Day V

"Functions that were previously silo'ed will be embedded inside these business-centric circles instead," he writes. "This structure will require fewer roles that primarily manage expectations and drive alignment across legacy silos."

-- corporate gobbledygook from Zappos' new management-by-collective policy

Quote of the Day VI

Like it or not, I've come to appreciate soccer. Any kid can play, which fits with the inclusive agenda of progressive schools. Although the corollary to 'any kid can play' is that every kid must play because there is an iron grip to the warm hug of progressive inclusionism.

-- PJ O'Rourke

Quote of the Day VII

Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.

-- PJ O'Rourke

Hey Moronettes - Want to Earn 20% More?

Neil deGrasse Tyson Beclowns Himself and Insults Your Intelligence...Again

"I just think it's a little weird that there's a law that allows you to earn less money," Tyson said of Indiana's Religious Freedom and Restoration Act. "I think that's weird within a capitalist democracy. If you're a company and you don't agree with it, you don't put your factories there, and I don't think that's good for your economy. Usually the economy wins in the end in terms of decision-making, so we'll see what comes of this."

It's an odd impulse to contend that a "capitalist democracy" should compel its citizens to engage in commerce (unless you're talking about purchasing health insurance, of course). Particularly when he appears to suggest in the next breath that it's perfectly acceptable for those firms that disagree with Indiana's RFRA to avoid investing in the state.
Tyson added that homophobia "almost always entirely stems from religion."

Nonsense. The homophobia of Western democracies pales in comparison to codified anti-gay hatred espoused by the secularist dictatorships of the not-so-distant past.

In 1933, the officially atheist Soviet Union added homosexuality to the criminal code. Being gay was an offense punishable by up to five years in the gulags. The following year, hundreds of presumed homosexuals were rounded up and imprisoned. Many of those supposed gay people were also writers, artists, and presumed anti-Soviet dissidents.

...That is to say nothing of the fascist dictatorships of Germany, Italy, Romania, and Hungary. Equally hostile toward religion as a substitute for faith in the omnipotence of the state, the 20th Century's fascistic regimes were violently intolerant toward homosexuality. Between 1933 and 1945, an estimated 100,000 were arrested on the suspicion that they were gay and up to 15,000 were sent to concentration camps. Officials believe that up to 60 percent of them did not survive the ordeal.

Man Who Started GoFundMe Fund for Memories Pizza Now Receiving Death Threats

Well The Doctors Were Right on This One

An Atlanta area teenager who said a heart transplant two years ago gave him a second chance at life died this week when he lost control of the car he was driving while fleeing police, according to police records.

Anthony Tremayne Stokes, 17, died Tuesday when the car he was driving hit a bank sign, a Roswell police officer wrote in an incident report. The officer noticed the black Honda Accord fit the description of a vehicle involved in a home invasion a short time earlier, the report says. The officer tried to pull the car over, but the driver refused to stop, the report said.

The car had also been reported stolen in a carjacking in nearby Dunwoody earlier Tuesday, the report says.

In August 2013, local news media quoted Stokes' family as saying that doctors at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston refused to put Stokes on a transplant waiting list because of his troubled past and their belief he wouldn't comply with the strict plan for medication and follow-up treatment.

The Horrible Bad Bad Teepee of Oppression and Cultural Genocide

Has been destroyed.

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By Their Works You Shall Know Them

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9 Pilots Who Attempted Suicide

An Axe, A Cinder Block, And A Physics Teacher - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

The SPAM aisle in Hawaii

Does not disappoint. And I'm guessing its supposed similarity to long pig is mostly theoretical these days.

aspamahway

Tatooine Youth Suspected In Terrorist Attack

Imperial investigators are still trying to piece together what happened in last week's horrifying terrorist attack on our largest orbital defense station. Over a million loyal citizens, scientists, and medical staff lost their lives in the grisly attack while the station was being put through training exercises near the Yavin system. Billions more are in mourning, while a number of powerful senators have renewed calls to increase defense spending. Initial reports have confirmed Rebel involvement, and officials are making inquiries about a young insurgent from Tatooine with known ties to religious fundamentalists.

Air France Releases Its New In-Flight Safety Video

I think I might need multiple viewings to take in all the important safety information presented.

Yahoo group. That is all.

Come on be a smartie and join the yahoo group party! For the children.

And my lo-fi Twitter spew.

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1 FIRST!

*falls over*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:02 PM (16bOT)

2 heh

Posted by: John Locke / Tommy Jefferson at April 02, 2015 11:02 PM (8CdUx)

3 Le foiest, c'est moi!

Posted by: Great Big Banana Republic at April 02, 2015 11:02 PM (+kznc)

4 merde!

Posted by: Great Big Banana Republic at April 02, 2015 11:02 PM (+kznc)

5 Woot woot
I was worried that Maet had something up his sleeve

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (3mTLw)

6 Dang, not first. Congrats, Slap . . . couldn't have happened to a better dude.

Posted by: Peaches at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (EgOr3)

7 So close this time....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (Wo9OY)

8 Oh, sweet, Jeebus.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (Ga/lA)

9 Love ya' darlin'!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (16bOT)

10 In light of the recent madness that has been transporting lately, I went
back and read Pat Buchanans culture war speech from then1992 convention,
which I do from time to time, it's amazing how prescient it was.



The last words are the battle cry we must take to heart and use as a
rallying cry to the snarling hordes that wish to subjugate us,

"...my friends, we must take back our cities, and take
back our culture, and take back our country...."



Prescient indeed.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 02, 2015 11:03 PM (BJLGz)

11 "*falls over*"


You been the first before. Shat up.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:04 PM (Ga/lA)

12 The GoFund for that pizza place is up to $425000. Heh!

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at April 02, 2015 11:04 PM (8KvQ3)

13 Thank God the new server arrived.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:05 PM (Ga/lA)

14 Peaches!

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:05 PM (ucDmr)

15 "You been the first before. Shat up."
-Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:04 PM (Ga/lA)

*HAH!* Many times. I'm just getting over the flu.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:05 PM (16bOT)

16 'Lo, 'rons....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 02, 2015 11:05 PM (T1005)

17 Oh, damn. Dammit.

That Kenya pic.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:06 PM (Ga/lA)

18 I thought showing phoots of Pixy were taboo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:07 PM (3mTLw)

19
This here is some wide open terrain and we've got a lot of ground to cover.

Posted by: wth - GoFunding myself at April 02, 2015 11:07 PM (wAQA5)

20 g'evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2015 11:07 PM (KCxzN)

21 If Memories Pizza would put their fare online, I'd try to download a cheese and pepperoni.

I've got my own beer, here. Just need the pizza.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:07 PM (RzZOc)

22
Saw this topic elsewhere today and thought it was interesting.

Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

For me, I think it's an elementary school picture from 1910.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 02, 2015 11:08 PM (kdS6q)

23 FIRST!

*falls over*
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:02 PM (16bOT)

*******

*Fist bump* I read it, dagnabbit.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 02, 2015 11:08 PM (9QUPT)

24 I don't even follow the NDT quotes above. Anyone?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:08 PM (Ga/lA)

25 Tomorrow night is date nite. No fish fry, pizza in honor of Memories Pizza

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM (3mTLw)

26 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

1881 Silver Dollar

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM (UVfht)

27 uh,hello? Is it safe to come out?
Anybody hear the All Clear?

Posted by: Mike Pence, GOPe for Preznit at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM (+kznc)

28 *taunts happy fun ball*

Posted by: Buzzion at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM (z/Ubi)

29 By Their Works You Shall Know Them





Barry: That's not the real Islam. And get off of your high horses too!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM (3UGBQ)

30 Spam is huge in HI. They even have Spam favored nuts.


$430K

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 02, 2015 11:10 PM (0FSuD)

31 " I'd try to download a cheese and pepperoni.
"


You gots you a 3D printer?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:10 PM (Ga/lA)

32

For me, I think it's an elementary school picture from 1910.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 02, 2015

Didn't know you were that old

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:10 PM (3mTLw)

33
And nominee for quote of the day:

TheClassyLife AceofSpadesHQ

PennJillette's fucking never-ending loud motormouth. It's like fucking Jabberjaw.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 02, 2015 11:10 PM (kdS6q)

34 26
Q: What is the oldest thing you own?


My dead dick?

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 02, 2015 11:10 PM (0FSuD)

35 "
*taunts happy fun ball*"



You'll regret that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (Ga/lA)

36 Willow'd ...

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (0NdlF)

37 Where's the obligatory Thursday ginger pics? I need something to wash the Kenyan slaughter out of my brain.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (o/3Hk)

38 I have a 1803 Large Penny.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (0FSuD)

39 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

Grandfather's copy of "Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire". Although these days I wonder if it was sent here from the future

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (AVEe1)

40 Oldest thing I own. Marlin Model 1892, .22 LR, manufactured in 1898. First year of the Marlin Safety Hammer.

Still a shooter, too. Wicked accurate, fully serviceable and totally reliable.

Given to me as a "tip" from a roofing customer.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (RzZOc)

41 So the school that was shot up in Nigeria, was it the Amish or Tea Partiers?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (6n332)

42 Oldest thing I own is a 1863 Springfield.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (ucDmr)

43 I don't know if he was convicted or not (maybe he was even actually innocent) but an ABC57 reporter had some police troubles in 2012.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/ko3lt7e

I can't find anything about 'sentenced' or 'convicted' online.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (kivUY)

44 "What is the oldest thing you own?"



A '43 Enfield rifle. After that, a '51 8N Ford tractor.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (Ga/lA)

45 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?


A rock.

Posted by: otho at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (tBSrv)

46
Q: What is the oldest thing you own?
Nards are a little wrinkled.

Posted by: wth at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (wAQA5)

47
Well, the interlink has been on fire all day, and we have twenty two months to go. Even then it won't be over. Folks need to pace themselves. There is only so much outrage to go around and once it's all used it, it takes a long time to regenerate.

Don't want to peak too soon.

Posted by: Fred Grunslickski at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (RGRPS)

48 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?



I'm sure some of the rocks in my yard are several billion years old.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (nL0sw)

49 Night all. My bet $600K by morning.

Posted by: Nip Sip at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (0FSuD)

50 Evening horde.

Required reading: AtC's twitter from today. You don't need a twitter account to see it. @alexthechick

Go. This is not optional.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (e+1S5)

51 If Memories Pizza would put their fare online, & offered drone delivery I'd try to download a cheese and pepperoni.

I've got my own beer, here. Just need the pizza


just thinkin''

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (KCxzN)

52 "Oldest thing I own is a 1863 Springfield."


Kinky.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (Ga/lA)

53
Q: What is the oldest thing you own?


I've got a woodcarving tool from probably around 1840, possibly a bit earlier. Bought it for about $10 off ebay.

My family owns a book of gospel commentary that has one of my ancestor's name written in it several times and the date 1828 and 1832, IIRC - he was apparently prone to practicing his signature in the flyleaves of books, not too uncommon back then I believe.

Posted by: Grey Fox at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (ybss5)

54 I have a 1803 Large Penny.

You win.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (UVfht)

55 "I expect to die in bed," Francis Eugene Cardinal George famously remarked. "My successor will die in prison, and his successor will die a martyr in the public square. His successor will pick up the shards of a ruined society and slowly help rebuild civilization, as the church has done so often in human history." Perhaps it will not come to that.

Iranian nukes will cut down the time required before we get a chance to rebuild civilization.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (Z1b6E)

56 Saw this topic elsewhere today and thought it was interesting.

Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

For me, I think it's an elementary school picture from 1910.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 02, 2015 11:08 PM (kdS6q)


Some ancient kauri wood I'm building 2 guitars from.

50,000BC

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (FMbng)

57 Hey all,
Another day of the dog wars.

Not a fun one, 11 week old pup had her shots yesterday. Think it cranked her up.

They both seem to be mellowing out now.

Posted by: Farmer at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (o/90i)

58 "A rock."


Pretty Goddam good answer right there.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (Ga/lA)

59 Uh there's a Trevor Noah special on Showtime right now and the dude is funny.

Posted by: keena at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (RiTnx)

60 Pretty French women speaking French.

I didn't make it to the bunk.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (BZAd3)

61 I was all set to burglarize your home but then I had a change of heart.

Posted by: Seamus Muldoon at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (8i7dG)

62
41 So the school that was shot up in Nigeria, was it the Amish or Tea Partiers?
Posted by: Darth Randall at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (6n332)

Silly Moron. Menonites

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (3mTLw)

63 26, what's the oldest thing you own?

I think it might be grandfather's saddle. Made around 1885. The arrowheads my mother collected as a kid are probably much older, but there's no way to date them.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (o/3Hk)

64 The Intolerance of the Left: Religious Freedom Restoration Act Edition

Tolerance, to the Left, comprises of shutting up on your part, and saying what they want you to say. Indiana, and Arkansas, considered (and been bullied into vetoing) local versions of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which has existed on the Federal level for two decades. All that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act demands, is that for the state to restrict religious expression or actions, the state must show that the reason for doing so is compelling, and that it is the least restrictive way possible.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=8776

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 02, 2015 11:14 PM (0Ew3K)

65
That's a horrible photo of the dead students. Why the fuck arent more world leaders condemning it loudly and publicly?

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 02, 2015 11:15 PM (iQIUe)

66 Some ancient kauri wood I'm building 2 guitars from.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2004/01/0107_040107_violin_2.html

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 02, 2015 11:15 PM (AVEe1)

67 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

A homo erectus stone hand axe. Approximately 900,000 to a million years old. And it fits my hand perfectly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)

68
So the school that was shot up in Nigeria, was it the Amish or Tea Partiers?

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (6n332)



Funny how Barry had nothing to say about it. And the MFM has only said a school was attacked but conveniently left out all of the details

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (3UGBQ)

69 Oldest thing I own is a 1863 Springfield.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:11 PM (ucDmr)




It's not the corpse of Rick's Great Grandfather, is it?

Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (nL0sw)

70 "That's a horrible photo of the dead students. Why the fuck arent more world leaders condemning it loudly and publicly?"



Africa. Nobody cares but.......the Chinese.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (Ga/lA)

71 Well, Pooky pays for the food I eat and the roof over my head, and Pookette pays me in hugs and kisses, so in order to increase my pay, I either need to get a second husband or get knocked up. Decisions, decisions. :-P

Posted by: pookysgirl is recuperating at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (MKXiS)

72 Native Americans wearing jeans is clearly cultural appropriation.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (rwI+c)

73
I have a chunk of pyrite. How old you reckon that is?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (Yidyr)

74 69: Nope.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (ucDmr)

75 Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (e+1S5)

I read it, and to be honest, I'm not sure I fully grok what she's getting at. There almost seems to be a strand of self-pity, but that's not typically her style other than in jest.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (mx5oN)

76 After that, a '51 8N Ford tractor.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill

We had an 8N and a 9N on the ranch. That's what I learned to drive on.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (xrURQ)

77 oldest thing I own?

Some fossilized fish, about 100 million years old.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (MQEz6)

78 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (ucDmr)



Just asking what everyone was thinking...

Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (nL0sw)

79
Oldest thing I own, a first edition of Henry Stanley's In Darkest Africa, both volumes. 1890.

Second oldest is my Finn M39, built on an 1896 Izhevsk receiver.

'sup jackwagons

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (ynQIy)

80 "A homo erectus stone hand axe. Approximately 900,000 to a million years old. And it fits my hand perfectly."
-Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)

Don't expect pizza at your wedding.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (16bOT)

81 what's the oldest thing you own?

I have a chunk of basalt that's got to be a billion years old.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (rwI+c)

82 I already booked.
I love a slim pregnant girl.
R E A L L Y.
Slipped my well-thumbed copy of "Comentarii de bello gallici" into my carryon.
Fookin' tribes R hawt.
Plus, some grow wine.

Posted by: Outa Range Guy at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (mVY1M)

83 Oldest thing I own is a 1863 Springfield.
-------------

Vic has shirts older than that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (F2IAQ)

84 They both seem to be mellowing out now.
Posted by: Farmer at April 02, 2015 11:13 PM (o/90i)

Poor puppy.

Mine had a great day off leash training today. I might let him live after all

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (3mTLw)

85 I am intrigued by the Teriyaki Spam.

Posted by: shibumi who is exceptionally cynical today at April 02, 2015 11:18 PM (IGUyO)

86 Anyone here own a chondritric meteorite with Calcium-Aluminum inclusions?

That one wins the "get off my lawn" award.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (AVEe1)

87 DC. For the love of God, sir. Do please kindly post a useable LINK to AtC's feed?

Luddites such as myself tend to "fail" when looking into foreign sites such as tweety bird, and the like.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (RzZOc)

88 "That's a horrible photo of the dead students. Why the fuck arent more world leaders condemning it loudly and publicly?"

Because then they might have to acknowledge who did it and why.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (W5DcG)

89 "That's a horrible photo of the dead students. Why the fuck arent more world leaders condemning it loudly and publicly?"

Because pisslam is a religion of peace, and all evidence to the contrary will be explained away, rationalized, or ignored.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (mx5oN)

90 #22: For me, it's a first print hardcover of The Book of Fu Manchu, by Sax Roehmer, from 1926. Man, that book is so ridiculously racist!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (a5m3K)

91 Nordic-Americans wearing jeans is also cultural appropriation.

Posted by: toby928(C) at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (rwI+c)

92 78: I am out of the loop on this. What is everyone thinking?

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (ucDmr)

93 An Axe, A Cinder Block, And A Physics Teacher - What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Say it with me now. For Science!

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (0NdlF)

94 Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (RzZOc)

https://twitter.com/alexthechick

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (16bOT)

95
But do you really own that rock, or does it own you?
Hmmm.

Posted by: Giorgio A. Tsoukalos at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (wAQA5)

96
Some fossilized fish, about 100 million years old.

Ah. So before the Flood, then.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (Yidyr)

97 oldest thing?

the chair on which I sit was made in 1923...

I have a carpenters square that's at least 25 years older than the chair

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (KCxzN)

98 Evening 'rons and 'ettes

Oldest thing-

Roman Hadrian coin 138AD

Posted by: ginaswo at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (2EgyQ)

99 They're not 'rocks', Marie. They're 'minerals'!

Posted by: zombie hank schrader at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (kivUY)

100 The deafening Muslim outcry against the slaughter in Kenya was..not so deafenng afterall.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (MQEz6)

101 Oldest thing I own? Probably something in the back of my fridge.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (mx5oN)

102 Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:19 PM (ucDmr)


Nothing. I was just messing around.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (nL0sw)

103 A homo erectus stone hand axe. Approximately 900,000 to a million years old. And it fits my hand perfectly.
Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)

Yoko says you're full of Beatle dung

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (3mTLw)

104 60 Pretty French women speaking French.


They have a gracefulness and charm I haven't seen much of in the US.

Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (0NdlF)

105 "We had an 8N and a 9N on the ranch. That's what I learned to drive on."


Really not much better. I learned on an NAA. No power steering. Clutches, brakes, anticipating turns. It learns you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (Ga/lA)

106 104 60 Pretty French women speaking French.


They have a gracefulness and charm I haven't seen much of in the US.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (0NdlF)

But, pit hair.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (mx5oN)

107
I have a chunk of basalt that's got to be a billion years old.

And possibly from another galaxy!

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (Yidyr)

108
96
Some fossilized fish, about 100 million years old.

Ah. So before the Flood, then.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:20 PM (Yidyr)

Yeah, a bit.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:22 PM (MQEz6)

109 For me, it's a first print hardcover of The Book of Fu Manchu, by Sax Roehmer, from 1926. Man, that book is so ridiculously racist!

I used to have some awesome history books (by the English) from 1935 or so. No, they really didn't give a shit back then.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at April 02, 2015 11:22 PM (AVEe1)

110 A homo erectus stone hand axe. Approximately 900,000 to a million years old. And it fits my hand perfectly.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM


heheheheh eh heheh... "homo erectus"... heheheheh

A homo erectus tool fits into Maet's hand... heheheheh...

Posted by: beavis at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (tBSrv)

111 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

A spear point I dug out of my garden, est 12 to 15K years old.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (Wo9OY)

112 "But do you really own that rock, or does it own you?
Hmmm"



Shut up, freak.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (Ga/lA)

113 #103: I can believe it. My grandfather had a big collection of ancient artifacts like that. Mostly American Indian stuff, but he had a few caveman pieces in his collection.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (a5m3K)

114 Don't want to peak too soon.

Posted by: Fred Grunslickski at April 02, 2015 11:12 PM (RGRPS)

******

Do you by chance know MikeyNTH here? No? Well then.....

MikeyNTH, this is Fred. Fred, MikeyNTH.

Now, right over here are Sidney, Jugdesh and Clayton. Wait, you have already met? Well then, you should have lots to talk about, Ehhh...?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (hohwc)

115 Oldest thing I own is a leather-bound pocket Bible inscribed by a distant uncle. He died at Andersonville prison. (a northern aggressor).
Somehow his Bible made it out of there.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (KG0mU)

116 .....and in other news, the market capitalization of Memories Pizza is forecast to exceed that of Apple in approximately six days....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (T1005)

117 Oh, and get a haircut.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (Ga/lA)

118
104 60 Pretty French women speaking French.


They have a gracefulness and charm I haven't seen much of in the US.
Posted by: ConservativeMonster at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (0NdlF)

But, pit hair.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (mx5oN)







Or as one internet wag described his French ex-girlfriend "It looked like she was holding Buckwheat in a headlock".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (ynQIy)

119 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM (3mTLw)



Maybe he has a receipt?


Signed by a guy named Fred.


Axe is inscribed "Property of Slate Rock and Gravel Company."

Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (nL0sw)

120 We all own some Lithium atoms that date back to the Big Bang.

Not a scratch on them either.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (MQEz6)

121 >>>A homo erectus stone hand axe. Approximately 900,000 to a million years old. And it fits my hand perfectly.


Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)<<<

Would you let a gay couple use it to cut their wedding cake or reception pizza?



Posted by: ABC-57 News at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (DC3uV)

122 12 The GoFund for that pizza place is up to $425000. Heh!
Posted by: puddleglum not at work at April 02, 2015 11:04 PM (8KvQ3)


Damn, last night I thought it would hit about $250K if Rush and Hannity talked about it today, glad to see my prediction was way off.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (+Fae7)

123 My ex-wife. Then she left, so now the police tell me I don't own her anymore.

Posted by: wth at April 02, 2015 11:25 PM (wAQA5)

124 "Don't expect pizza at your wedding.

Posted by: ColdBeer1"

Chef Boy R Dee baby.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:26 PM (Wo9OY)

125 Posted by: Country Singer at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (nL0sw)

Sometimes I'm wrong. Just ask Mrs. MH

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:26 PM (3mTLw)

126 Early American pottery shards.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:26 PM (F2IAQ)

127
Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

A spear point I dug out of my garden, est 12 to 15K years old.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:23 PM (Wo9OY)








The markings on the side say "Property of Vic".

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at April 02, 2015 11:26 PM (ynQIy)

128 Yep. AtC's tweety bird feed is epic, indeed.

She can count me as an ally. I'll stand to arms, by her side, whenever needs be.

Pretty much holds true for most of the Horde, with certain trollish exceptions.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (RzZOc)

129 Really not much better. I learned on an NAA. No power steering. Clutches, brakes, anticipating turns. It learns you.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:21 PM


Word. I learned how to parallel park on a Craftsman Riding Mower

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (KCxzN)

130 Penn Gillette is a gutless hypocrite. He happily shits on Christians because the worst they will do is tell him they'll pray for his soul. He admits he won't say shit about Muslims because he fears for his life.

Posted by: Butch at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (HLx1C)

131 I have a Zenith Transistor radio, circa 1959. One of the first things I saved up for and bought with my paper route money. Damn thing still works great.

Posted by: Last at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (8HiDF)

132 Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)

Interesting. The stone skinning knife (found at a reservoir in Wyoming when I was a teenager) fits my (almost certainly) much smaller hand very well also. I wonder if there was a trick to shaping it to fit a variety of hands.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (GDulk)

133 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?
1881 Silver Dollar
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 02, 2015 11:09 PM

Probably family photos from the 1860s.

At work we had a book, "Works of Luther" that dated back to the 1500s. It had little local connection so we donated to a nearby Lutheran College.

Posted by: Farmer at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (o/90i)

134 "
We all own some Lithium atoms that date back to the Big Bang.
"



Yeah, true. True.


Although, "The Big Bang" has never added up in my mind. Atoms came from somewhere, but, "where."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (Ga/lA)

135 I wonder if there was a trick to shaping it to fit a variety of hands.

Heh heh. Heh heh heh. Heh heh heh. Heh.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (mx5oN)

136 Every time I read quotes attributed to Neil deGrasse Tyson I become more ceertain that he is the Perd Hapley of Science. Either that, or the guy who portrayed Perd is punking us all by pretending to be someone with the unlikely name of "Neil deGrasse Tyson."

Posted by: jwpaine at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (a3NCX)

137 If Memories Pizza would put their fare online, I'd try to download a cheese and pepperoni.



I've got my own beer, here. Just need the pizza.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX


Sell on-line. Ship in foam box with dry ice. Heat and eat.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (NaeCR)

138 Posted by: Butch at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (HLx1C

I say fat ass hypocrite you say gutless

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (3mTLw)

139 The oldest thing I own is a Trilobite fossill found in the Marble Mountains of California about 500 million years old.

Posted by: Zoltan at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (eLZwy)

140 Oldest thing I own? Slab of fossil orthoceras...roughly 350 million years old.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (T1005)

141 That airline safety film was cute and ,coming from the French, surprisingly tasteful.

Posted by: StrawMan at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (c2krM)

142 Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:16 PM (pAlYe)<<<

Would you let a gay couple use it to cut their wedding cake or reception pizza?
Posted by: ABC-57 News at April 02, 2015 11:24 PM (DC3uV)


Sure. But only because it's the most festive and flamboyant of all my stone weaponry. And also it doesn't mind techno.

Posted by: Maetenloch at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (pAlYe)

143 "He happily shits on Christians because the worst they will do is tell him they'll pray for his soul."
-Posted by: Butch at April 02, 2015 11:27 PM (HLx1C)

He doesn't "shit on" Christians. He just doesn't believe what we believe. He has mentioned numerous times how much he respects the way we carry ourselves and how we argue.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:29 PM (16bOT)

144 Evening, all.

Old stuff?

I've acquired a couple of things from family members who used to collect old things.

So I can probably get to 1000 years total with only about 5-6 pieces of furniture.

One or two of my books are so old that some of the s's look like f's.

Curiously, the cello I play is only just now ten years old. Played a gig once next to one that was 300 years older than mine, it was a bit surreal.

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (QJCCx)

145
Angel of Death = Nazis, Muslims, Obama...

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (iQIUe)

146
On HBO right now is, of course, something involving sex.

They are showing a device called "Real Touch." It's interactive through the internet. On one end is a device like a plastic box that simulates a V. Inside the plastic device are lubricated rollers.

On the other end, the second device, is the phallic object that must have some sensory nodes all over it that respond to the hooker in, say, Romania, who is handling it. It sends signals to the rollers on the first device which move accordingly.

Sex with machines via the internet is here, folks.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Yidyr)

147 134 "
We all own some Lithium atoms that date back to the Big Bang.
"



Yeah, true. True.


Although, "The Big Bang" has never added up in my mind. Atoms came from somewhere, but, "where."

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:28 PM (Ga/lA)

They came from matter created from energy created by the Big Bang.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (MQEz6)

148 Curiously, the cello I play is only just now ten years old. Played a gig once next to one that was 300 years older than mine, it was a bit surreal.
Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (QJCCx)

Did you play Pachelbel's Canon in D?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (mx5oN)

149 "
That airline safety film was cute and ,coming from the French, surprisingly tasteful.


Posted by: StrawMan"

Although the cigar was a nice touch.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Wo9OY)

150 MH @ 138 - Can't he be both?

Posted by: Butch at April 02, 2015 11:31 PM (HLx1C)

151 "Word. I learned how to parallel park on a Craftsman Riding Mower"



Not a Hell of a lot difference in operation. Scale, weight, more so. But the operations are close.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (Ga/lA)

152 Ah, French ladies, google Melissa Theuriau , M6 Tv hostess and then babble about pit hair. I'm in my bunk.

Posted by: JHW at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (w+zdY)

153 Sex with machines via the internet is here, folks.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Yidyr)


Blizzard is already planning their next World of Warcraft expansion.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (y5n9M)

154 Donations stalling out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (F2IAQ)

155 NDGT is the easybake version of a scientist.

Tasteless, cheap junk.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (MQEz6)

156 >>>Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

Cougar.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:32 PM (e+1S5)

157 Did you play Pachelbel's Canon in D?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (mx5oN)

You'll never believe this, but we both had it memorized.

As it happens, you can really piss a bunch of violinists by starting it in E-flat. Ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (QJCCx)

158
Got you all beat.

A verified piece of Stegosaur spine, from the Jurassic, approximately 100/115 million years old.

Posted by: irongrampa at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (jeCnD)

159 "Blizzard is already planning their next World of Warcraft expansion.

Posted by: Colorado Alex"

I salute you sir!

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (Wo9OY)

160 Sex with machines via the internet is here, folks.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Yidyr)

Hopefully they won't be programmed with female AI, or they'll be making randomized rape accusations.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (mx5oN)

161 Why aren't we talking about Obama's/Irans's next target?
(Is it cuz they're underage?)

Posted by: Outa Range Guy at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (mVY1M)

162 Here's what the left will do with the pizza thing, now that the news media has been shown to be leftist.

"Ms. Pizza owner, wouldn't the Christian thing to do be to FORGIVE?"

The answer should be this:

"This is nothing to do with Christianity. This is about using the power of the media to destroy people. This is what must be stopped, by suing ABC-57 until it is forced to go out of business...or get a GoFundMe campaign. Christianity tells us to forgive those who sin, but it does not tell us to allow our enemies full reign over us."

I hope the Pizza People say something like that, rather than doing the Nice Thing and Letting Bygones Be Bygones.

Because, you know, the left Always lets bygones be bygones, right?

The Left, and particularly The Media, must be annihilated utterly.

Posted by: Null at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (xjpRj)

163 Where in the known, observed universe is the free energy to explain a "Big Bang?"

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (Ga/lA)

164 An interesting observation, the school massacre and the suicidal co-pilot resulted in a comparable death count. of course MSM won't give them equal time.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (xrURQ)

165 On the other end, the second device, is the phallic object that must have some sensory nodes all over it that respond to the hooker in, say, Romania, who is handling it. It sends signals to the rollers on the first device which move accordingly.

Sex with machines via the internet is here, folks.
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Yidyr)

******

It was only a matter of time. I was jazzed when I heard about cell phone controlled Vibrators (a friend told me about them)....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (ilEsF)

166
I'm going down to the river Jordan and I'm gonna bury my knees in the sand
Holler "Ah, hosanna" till I reach the promised land

Then I looked way over yonder and what do you think I see?
I see a band of angels and they're coming after me

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 02, 2015 11:35 PM (iQIUe)

167 152: Sophie Marceau

Posted by: puddleglum not at work at April 02, 2015 11:35 PM (8KvQ3)

168 The oldest thing I own. A secretary made in the late 1800s. And no, it's the furniture kind not Hillary.

Figured I'd get the first secretary joke in just to be safe.

Posted by: Robinson at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (W2Cji)

169 Hey! Who's up for some fabulous pizza tonight? I'm catering.

Posted by: zombie at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (K4YiS)

170 Nice example of the fucktard Left.

Hampton @hcatlin 3 hours ago
It had been a couple weeks since I'd gotten some sort of @BrendanEich related hate mail. How things going over there on your side, Brendan?

BrendanEich @BrendanEich
@hcatlin You demanded I be "completely removed from any day to day activities at Mozilla" & got your wish. I'm still unemployed. How're you?

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (ZPrif)

171 "The Left, and particularly The Media, must be annihilated utterly."
-Posted by: Null at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (xjpRj)

I'm not quite all aboard, but your website is excellent and I would enjoy subscribing to your newsletter.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (16bOT)

172
163 Where in the known, observed universe is the free energy to explain a "Big Bang?"
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:34 PM (Ga/lA)

Our Universe is the Big Bang.

It came from quantum fluctuations in space-time.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (MQEz6)

173 Curiously, the cello I play is only just now ten years old. Played a gig once next to one that was 300 years older than mine, it was a bit surreal.

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM


Yeah, but can the 300 year old cello do Kashmir?

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (KCxzN)

174 I tried reading that Zappos thing. Got about 1/3 of the way through and had to stop.

WTF? What T F?

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (0LHZx)

175
What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?

(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Yidyr)

176 "An interesting observation, the school massacre and the suicidal
co-pilot resulted in a comparable death count. of course MSM won't give
them equal time."


What are saying? Maybe a race component here? Religion?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Ga/lA)

177 #109: There's one sentence in the book that states, "It's a known fact that the Chinese eat their own babies."

Whoa, actually... come to think of it... doesn't "abortion on demand" plus "fetal stem cell research" kinda-sorta equal "eating their own babies"?

Huh. Maybe the book was more prescient than racist...

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (a5m3K)

178 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?
Somewhere in my dad's house are some Indian arrowheads along with another item that they never quite knew what it was. Farmers used to find arrowheads all the time. The other item is some sort of very smooth tool formed out of stone. I can't quite remember what it was shaped like.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (agnOR)

179 The oldest thing I own. A secretary made in the late 1800s. And no, it's the furniture kind not Hillary.
Posted by: Robinson at April 02, 2015 11:36 PM (W2Cji)

I was going to say, she must look awful.

Posted by: StrawMan at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (c2krM)

180 Speaking of old, I have here on my desk a letter that I received while in high school. Two stamps, one is Winslow Homer's 'Breezing Up' ($0.04), and the other is Andrew Jackson ($0.01)

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (F2IAQ)

181 Slightly bummed out tonight. An acquaintance drowned after he jumped in a lake to save his girlfriends kid who'd fallen out of the boat they were riding in. He got the kid back into the boat but went under and didn't come back up.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Wo9OY)

182 175
What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?

(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Yidyr)

Mad Eye Moody could do that I think, but it was magic not robotic.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:38 PM (mx5oN)

183 The guy who invented JavaScript and co-founded Mozilla can't get a job cause he won't support gay marriage.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 02, 2015 11:38 PM (ZPrif)

184 167 Yes!

Posted by: JHW at April 02, 2015 11:38 PM (w+zdY)

185 Don't know how old it is, but here next to the desk is a pine dresser, of sorts. Assembled with pegs.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:38 PM (F2IAQ)

186
Mad Eye Moody could do that I think, but it was magic not robotic.

What's that from?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Yidyr)

187 The trilobite's from the cambrian, the orthoceras is from the carboniferous and the stegosaur's from the jurassic. Cambrian is pretty fucking old. There's not much in the way of fossil creatures before that. There are some, but they're rare.

Posted by: otho at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (tBSrv)

188 "What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?



(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc."

The Last Starfighter, IIRC.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Wo9OY)

189 Carlo Cipolla wrote a thesis on stupidity. I am beginning to believe he was a prophet of some sort. He was an interesting sort of economist, and his work would have been a perfect response to Jared Diamond's work if it had not been written 30 years beforehand.

These are Cipolla's five fundamental laws of stupidity:

1 Always and inevitably everyone underestimates the number of stupid individuals in circulation.
2 The probability that a certain person (will) be stupid is independent of any other characteristic of that person.
3 A stupid person is a person who causes losses to another person or to a group of persons while himself deriving no gain and even possibly incurring losses.
4 Non-stupid people always underestimate the damaging power of stupid individuals. In particular non-stupid people constantly forget that at all times and places and under any circumstances to deal and/or associate with stupid people always turns out to be a costly mistake.
5 A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.

Corollary: a stupid person is more dangerous than a pillager.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (t//F+)

190 "Our Universe is the Big Bang.



It came from quantum fluctuations in space-time."



Interesting.



What did our Universe "come from?" Matter and energy, never created nor destroyed, come from "something." What is that?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Ga/lA)

191 Slightly bummed out tonight. An acquaintance drowned after he jumped in a lake to save his girlfriends kid who'd fallen out of the boat they were riding in. He got the kid back into the boat but went under and didn't come back up.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert
-----------------

Crap!
Where? Local?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (F2IAQ)

192 "Speaking of old, I have here on my desk a letter that I received while in high school. Two stamps, one is Winslow Homer's 'Breezing Up' ($0.04), and the other is Andrew Jackson ($0.01)"
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (F2IAQ)

*dusts Mike, in readiness for tomorrow's tour group*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (16bOT)

193 "hcatlin You demanded I be "completely removed from any day to day activities at Mozilla" & got your wish. I'm still unemployed. How're you? "

Ha! I'm guessing that's not the response he was expecting.

Posted by: Lauren at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (xcfQ7)

194 Spam is still a big black market item in Korea. Buy it for a couple bucks at the commissary and sell it for five downtown.

Posted by: Bill R. at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (jKUeC)

195 What is the oldest thing you own?

___________

My house, it's 117 years old.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (0LHZx)

196
The Last Starfighter, IIRC.

Yeah? You're probably right.
Sorry about your friend, too. That's awful, but he's a hero.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (Yidyr)

197 ID Network, a cable true crime channel, has a show on right now with audio tape of women who tried to hire hitmen to kill their husbands, or their husbands' girlfriends. Holy crap are they vicious.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (agnOR)

198 oldest thing...

sand dollars that were embedded in the hillside on my driveway. which is far, far from the sea. the whole hillside was covered but i only have about a suitcase full.

Posted by: north and judd at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (r9yOp)

199 Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, formerly MrCaniac

FWIW, stopped by H-SC this evening to visit my son.

Had to drive from Lexington to No. Neck so figured what the hey.

Posted by: It's a Wonderful Life line that may find new purpose at April 02, 2015 11:40 PM (SMd3b)

200 Off ancient sock

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at April 02, 2015 11:41 PM (SMd3b)

201 "Where? Local?

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Yeah. In Lake Julian. Yesterday afternoon.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:41 PM (Wo9OY)

202
175
What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?

(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Yidyr)

Brother From Another Planet

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:41 PM (MQEz6)

203 186
Mad Eye Moody could do that I think, but it was magic not robotic.

What's that from?
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Yidyr)

Harry Potter.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:41 PM (mx5oN)

204 Wow, sorry to hear that AR. Will the kid be ok?

Posted by: Lauren at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (xcfQ7)

205 If Memories Pizza was really really awful -- so bad that you could barely even tell if it was pizza -- I could imagine this courtroom scene in their trial for Thoughtcrimes:

Defense lawyer: "So, Mr. and Mr. Jenkins, you tried to order pizza from Memories for your wedding, but when you saw how horrible it looked, you decided to reconsider?"

Mr. and Mr. Jenkins: "Well, yes. We couldn't tell what it even was."

Defense lawyer: "Is it fair to say, then, that your were questioning whether or not it even qualified as pizza?"

Mr. and Mr. Jenkins: "Yes, we guess so."

Defense lawyer: "So you admit then that Memories pizza may not be overtly lesbian, gay, bi or trans -- but it is questioning?"

Mr. and Mr. Jenkins: "Uh, yeah."

Defense lawyer: "Your honor, I move to have this case dismissed."

Posted by: zombie at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (K4YiS)

206 What did our Universe "come from?" Matter and energy, never created nor destroyed, come from "something." What is that?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Ga/lA)


That's an easy one, Neil DeGrasse Tyson's brain. That's right, we are all just a dream and Tyson is god.

Posted by: StrawMan at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (c2krM)

207
Definitely not Harry Potter because I never watched any.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (Yidyr)

208 #167: Don't forget Brigitte Bardot, who's currently in hot water for anti-Islamist comments she's made recently. She's daring the government to try to arrest her for her politically-incorrect statements, and they're actually backing down because they don't really want to arrest a national treasure who also happens to be 83 years old and throw her in prison.

Man, what a woman!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (a5m3K)

209
Q: What is the oldest thing you own?


Got some whitey-tighties I bought last week.
Wear them once then throw them out.
Went all out and bought a twelve pack so I am good for another couple of days.

Posted by: Ritchie Rich at April 02, 2015 11:42 PM (NaeCR)

210 Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Wo9OY)

Lake Julian?

Posted by: BignJames at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (j7iSn)

211 My daughter discovered this week that yes indeed white people are evil. She learned all about how Columbus was a slave owning asshole. She damn near started crying and asked me if we're bad because we're white.

I was this close to getting in the car and driving to the school to raise some hell. Instead I explained to her that while whites have done some shitty things, we also have done some pretty amazing things and then went into great detail how ever race has done shitty things, such as Africans esnalving other Africans, etc, etc.

But damn it that just pisses me off.

Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (0LHZx)

212 The oldest thing I own is doubtless my great, great grandfather's pigeon gun, a broken action single shot 12 gauge.
The markings on it say 1851.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (JgC5a)

213
He could remove his eye and it could crawl around, I think.

He left the eye in a hotel room, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (Yidyr)

214 >>>What are saying? Maybe a race component here? Religion?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Ga/lA)<<<

#CertainBlackLivesMatter

Posted by: the MFM at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (DC3uV)

215 198 oldest thing...

sand dollars that were embedded in the hillside on my driveway. which is far, far from the sea. the whole hillside was covered but i only have about a suitcase full.
Posted by: north and judd


Charles Lyell for the win!

Posted by: zombie at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (K4YiS)

216 150 MH @ 138 - Can't he be both?
Posted by: Butch at April 02, 2015 11:31 PM (HLx1C

I figured it was a regional,dialect type of thing Butch.,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (3mTLw)

217 *climbs briefly up upon soapbox*

I trolled my liberal FB friends today with this, though you all might be entertained:



Intelligence =/= Rationality

Human intelligence has real-world practicality precisely because its logic is not bound by rational limits. If we didn't have the option of making local sense out of unexpected events without first having to check them against the sum total of our experiences, then we would never be able to react quickly enough to survive.

Rationality is a useful toolkit for figuring out what happened after the fact, and it is essential for creating new guidelines with which to manage expected future events, but the toolkit of rationality is neither omniscient nor innate.

Instead, it is a learned, limited mode of thinking that has to be chosen, developed, assembled, and then deliberately invoked.

As such, rationality is only one of many possible expressions of the integrated underlying logic of human perception, memory, and intelligence.

To assume differently is deeply, deeply unwise.


Rule of thumb: "There are are no rational people, there are only rational arguments."

Moral: Please, embrace the non-intelligent rationality of other people even as you must work around its effects, for that is the only way we can allow each other enough room to be fully human.


*falls off soapbox*

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (QJCCx)

218 >>>An acquaintance drowned after he jumped in a lake to save his girlfriends kid who'd fallen out of the boat they were riding in. He got the kid back into the boat but went under and didn't come back up.


Oh, shit. That's awful.

Take solace in this: he laid down his life for another. I can't think of a better carving for my tombstone.

Small comfort, but he died a warrior's death.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (e+1S5)

219 "Sorry about your friend, too. That's awful, but he's a hero.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc."

He was good friends with my next door neighbor. I knew him tangentially from meeting him at parties cookouts they hosted and when he'd stop over to visit him we'd talk sometimes. He was a cool guy.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (Wo9OY)

220 203 186
Mad Eye Moody could do that I think, but it was magic not robotic.

What's that from?
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Yidyr)

Harry Potter.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:41 PM (mx5oN)



=====================

And Dolores Umbridge did use it, once detached from dead Mad-Eye, as a spy device lodged in her office door, IIRK.

Posted by: Sister Sestina at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (fjP++)

221 sand dollars that were embedded in the hillside on my driveway. which is far, far from the sea. the whole hillside was covered but i only have about a suitcase full.
Posted by: north
------------------------

Whew. I guess the seas are receding.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:44 PM (F2IAQ)

222 190 "Our Universe is the Big Bang.



It came from quantum fluctuations in space-time."



Interesting.



What did our Universe "come from?" Matter and energy, never created nor destroyed, come from "something." What is that?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:39 PM (Ga/lA)

The energy came from space-time, which existed before our Universe formed.

The Big Bang is not a violation of the law of conservation of matter/energy.

The real question is where did space-time come from?

One answer is it has always existed.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:45 PM (MQEz6)

223 172 eman
It came from quantum fluctuations in space-time.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:45 PM (KG0mU)

224 Be well all. I'm trying to keep up, but am old and tired.

Might be back in a bit depending on the pup.

Posted by: Farmer at April 02, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)

225 What a day!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 02, 2015 11:46 PM (JO9+V)

226 I tried reading that Zappos thing. Got about 1/3 of the way through and had to stop.

WTF? What T F?


Sounded like something generated by Dilbert's Automatic Mission Statement Generator.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at April 02, 2015 11:46 PM (W5DcG)

227 157
Did you play Pachelbel's Canon in D?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (mx5oN)



You'll never believe this, but we both had it memorized.



As it happens, you can really piss a bunch of violinists by starting it in E-flat. Ask me how I know this.

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (QJCCx)


How do you know this?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (T1005)

228 211 My daughter discovered this week that yes indeed white people are evil. She learned all about how Columbus was a slave owning asshole. She damn near started crying and asked me if we're bad because we're white.

I was this close to getting in the car and driving to the school to raise some hell. Instead I explained to her that while whites have done some shitty things, we also have done some pretty amazing things and then went into great detail how ever race has done shitty things, such as Africans esnalving other Africans, etc, etc.

But damn it that just pisses me off.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo


Brace yourself for 14 more years of that.

Every single day, until she graduates from college, she will be brainwashes with evil leftist propaganda carefully designed to destroy white people's self-esteem.

If you let your guard down for one moment, she will be converted. And then spend the rest of her life as a deranged self-hating irrational leftist trying futilely to rectify the cognitive dissonance in her soul.

Get.
Out.
Of.
Public.
School.
Now.

Posted by: zombie at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (K4YiS)

229 But damn it that just pisses me off.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo at April 02, 2015 11:43 PM (0LHZx)

All your money and she is getting public schooled.,even us dastardly socons send our kids to private school

I feel,for your daughter for a number of reasons.,you being #1
Wonder what Mrs. Moo is like

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (3mTLw)

230 Moslem bakeries and gay weddings linked in my sock!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (kivUY)

231 No greater love hath man than to lay down his life for another.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (JgC5a)

232 How about what is the oldest birth date of someone you have actually spoken to. Mine would be my great grandfather who was born in 1868 (died in 1967).

Posted by: Robinson at April 02, 2015 11:48 PM (W2Cji)

233 Funny (well, not funny) how in the previous thread all I said was that it all boils down to: Love Your God

and everyone lost their collective shit.

I've seen friends folded up like orgami after an IED. Legs and arms where legs and arms ain't supposed to be.

I've seen 8 year old kids asking me to pay them to give me sex.

I've seen a lot of evil shit. Evil shit.

Know what you do? You stand fast. you hold the fucking line. You don't ring that bell

And if any of you motherfuckers want to test me on this, I'm right here.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 02, 2015 11:48 PM (Qgr71)

234
I'm totally craving pancakes with smooshed strawberries smothered all over them.

I could make a $$ killing with these things I just invented in my mind-brain.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:48 PM (Yidyr)

235 Moslem bakeries and gay weddings linked in my sock!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2015 11:47 PM (kivUY)

No way am I looking in your sock.

Posted by: StrawMan at April 02, 2015 11:48 PM (c2krM)

236 The Iranians are just foreigners with ways different from our own. So get off your high horse. They'll probably do some more ... folk bombing.

Posted by: Barry Bostwick Obama at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (cIoI4)

237 "He could remove his eye and it could crawl around, I think.



He left the eye in a hotel room, I think.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc."

In The Last Starfighter, it was the guy that was the scout, who kept track of who was best at playing the video game that was really a test to find the best pilots. He took his eye out and left it places so he could keep watch over someplace while he was gone. I think he used it to watch the trailer park where the kid lived.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (Wo9OY)

238 224 Be well all. I'm trying to keep up, but am old and tired.

Might be back in a bit depending on the pup.
Posted by: Farmer at April 02, 2015 11:45 PM (o/90i)

Oh f u. I've seen you in action, old man my ass

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (3mTLw)

239 *plays an unholy mix of Ravel's Bolero and Kashmir at cthulhu*





But it was totally worth it.

Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (QJCCx)

240
223 172 eman
It came from quantum fluctuations in space-time.

Thanks for clearing that up for me.
Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:45 PM (KG0mU)

I feel the same way about it.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (MQEz6)

241 The oldest thing I own is a neutron in an atom in a molecule in a cell in my ass; it was formed by the Big Bang and is approximately 14 billions years old.

Posted by: zombie at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (K4YiS)

242 T9,

"You don't ring that bell "

I don't know what that means.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (KG0mU)

243 "The energy came from space-time, which existed before our Universe formed.



The Big Bang is not a violation of the law of conservation of matter/energy.



The real question is where did space-time come from?



One answer is it has always existed."



Whoa. Hold the fcuk on. So space-time is not an energy-in-enrgy-out equation? It's variable to matter and laws we simply aren't aware of in our known surroundings?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (Ga/lA)

244 not being snarky

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (KG0mU)

245 Oldest thing I possess? My great grandmothers cast iron hanging cooking pot.
Covered wagon transport from Missouri to Montana. Yee haw.

Posted by: derak at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (ISFZQ)

246 At the late nite, Baracky Horror Picture Show. We're gonna glow.

Posted by: Barry Bostwick Obama at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (3F6F8)

247 He could remove his eye and it could crawl around, I think.





He left the eye in a hotel room, I think.



Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc."

In The Last Starfighter, it was
the guy that was the scout, who kept track of who was best at playing
the video game that was really a test to find the best pilots. He took
his eye out and left it places so he could keep watch over someplace
while he was gone. I think he used it to watch the trailer park where
the kid lived.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:49 PM (Wo9OY)
Are you sure? I remember them placing a robot clone in the kid's place so the family wouldn't miss him but not the eyeball.

Posted by: StrawMan at April 02, 2015 11:51 PM (c2krM)

248 I was this close to getting in the car and driving to the school to
raise some hell. Instead I explained to her that while whites have done
some shitty things, we also have done some pretty amazing things and
then went into great detail how ever race has done shitty things, such
as Africans esnalving other Africans, etc, etc.



Just told my kid about Anthony Johnson and John Casor.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 02, 2015 11:51 PM (NaeCR)

249 In my house, space-time comes from flatulations in proximity to the hausfrau.

It clears the space, for a considerable length of time.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 02, 2015 11:51 PM (RzZOc)

250 #228: Zombie, it's Mr. Moo Moo. He doesn't really give a shit what barbarians like us have to say; he just wants to get on his soapbox and preach his "superior" "wisdom" at us.

Maybe, just maybe, he's here seeking sympathy from us now, but I'm not exactly inclined to give it to him, considering the attitude he usually takes around here.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:51 PM (a5m3K)

251 Robert - Very sorry to hear it. I don't know what the water temperature is...., but probably damned cold still. Presumably that would have been a big part of the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:51 PM (F2IAQ)

252 "An acquaintance drowned after he jumped in a lake to save his girlfriends kid who'd fallen out of the boat they were riding in. He got the kid back into the boat but went under and didn't come back up."

When I was a little kid, my family flatly insisted that I wear a flotation vest at all times when out boating. At. All. Times. A bulky fussy thing with straps that chafed.

It annoyed the crap out of me, to be honest with you. I thought they were a bunch of hysterical loons.

I had no idea.

Posted by: torquewrench at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (noWW6)

253 Hey Moronettes - Want to Earn 20% More?

Um, yeah, pass on the taco. Can I just get some power lesbian glasses like Rick Perry & fake it?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (/L3EO)

254 ..."And if any of you motherfuckers want to test me on this, I'm right here."
-Posted by: TangoNne at April 02, 2015 11:48 PM (Qgr71)

*pokes T9*

This is the ONT. ...Lighten Up, Francis.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (16bOT)

255 181
Slightly bummed out tonight. An acquaintance drowned after he jumped in a
lake to save his girlfriends kid who'd fallen out of the boat they were
riding in. He got the kid back into the boat but went under and didn't
come back up.


Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Wo9OY)


What's his name?




"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -- John 15:13

Posted by: cthulhu at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (T1005)

256 "
Wow, sorry to hear that AR. Will the kid be ok?

Posted by: Lauren"

As far as I know, the kid suffered no injuries.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (Wo9OY)

257 233 Funny (well, not funny) how in the previous thread all I said was that it all boils down to: Love Your
------

Never said anything about your faith. I gave you shit as you are acting like a teenage girl on the rag

You're good in my book. If I'm not in yours, your loss not mine

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (3mTLw)

258 Before going to bed...

We should all remember that the analogue to Iraq and the current situation in the Middle East is Vietnam.

In Vietnam, we had that war won. In every conceivable way. It's true that we had won every battle, but that is what had the war won. I was there supporting Operation Linebacker and Linebacker II. North Vietnam was on its knees - practically begging to surrender. The Democrat congress, for what I believe to be purely political reasons - they didn't want a Republican President to be credited for winning the war - ordered an end to all of the shit that was winning the war.

The same thing happened - continues to happen - in Iraq. It will probably happen in A-stan as well.

For 35 years I didn't get a good night's sleep for having been there.

I've said too much...

Look, it's not right what's happening.

Good night.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (BZAd3)

259 A stupid person is the most dangerous type of person.



Like opening the locked exit door to the safe room so that the zombie dad can come in and turn everyone into zombies. Yeah, looking at you 28 Weeks Later.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (JO9+V)

260 I am loving these old things stories. I think the only old things the left admires is their ideas, which most of them think are new.

Anyway, I treasure the 2 spearheads I found in my Grandmother's front yard in Comfort, Texas. They're beautiful. In the back yard, I found a petrified sea urchin and clam, so I guess they're older because hill country hasn't been under water for a while.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (GzDYP)

261 #248: Oh, good one! Yes, that's exactly the sort of thing people should know about!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (a5m3K)

262 22 Saw this topic elsewhere today and thought it was interesting.

Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

For me, I think it's an elementary school picture from 1910.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April02,2015 11:08 PM



A cowbell from 1791. Attached to a wedding gift of a ancestor. Mrs. Thrawl and I were married in 1991 so it was passed to us.

Posted by: Drill_Thrawl at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (fO0en)

263 Oldest thing I've got is a Marlin 27S.

Its funny how the pizza place is getting a ton of money, but for some reason that SJW who went after Chick-Fil-A and then got canned, and then lost everything isn't getting any support from his fellow SJWs. Its sad really.

Posted by: Iblis at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (ZAk/h)

264 Evening all. What is the tally from Memories? Broke 500k yet?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (XAFOu)

265 But damn it that just pisses me off.
Posted by: Mr. Moo Moo

I deal with this crap all the time. Makes for interesting discussion around the dinner table. Had to explain to my son that it was okay to call Mitch McConnell "turtle" when talking about him in govt class. I must have an interesting reputation among local teachers.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 02, 2015 11:53 PM (FviSe)

266 BrendanEich @BrendanEich
@hcatlin You demanded I be "completely removed from any day to day activities at Mozilla" & got your wish. I'm still unemployed. How're you?

Hampton @hcatlin 3h3 hours ago
.@BrendanEich married and able to live in the USA!... and working together on open source stuff! In like, a loving, happy gay married way!

Hampton @hcatlin 3h3 hours ago
.@BrendanEich hey man, I thought what you did was pretty seriously shitty. And from a person I respected. You stuck to your guns...

Hampton @hcatlin 3h3 hours ago
.@BrendanEich and that was all your call. I do demand people respect my rights and relationship and I won't work with someone who doesn't.

Hampton @hcatlin 3h3 hours ago
.@BrendanEich You have ever legal right to hate me and my marriage. But I'm not going to apologize for not wanting you to run a company I

BrendanEich @BrendanEich · 2h 2 hours ago
@hcatlin if it were so simple then we would not see states fine => imprison bakers & florists. Let them be wrong. I would even as I disagree

BrendanEich @BrendanEich · 2h 2 hours ago
@listrophy @hcatlin what evil did I do?

BrendanEich @BrendanEich · 2h 2 hours ago
@hcatlin if it were so simple then we would not see states fine => imprison bakers & florists. Let them be wrong. I would even as I disagree

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (ZPrif)

267 157 Did you play Pachelbel's Canon in D?
Posted by: Insomniac at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (mx5oN)

You'll never believe this, but we both had it memorized.

As it happens, you can really piss a bunch of violinists by starting it in E-flat. Ask me how I know this.
Posted by: Piercello at April 02, 2015 11:33 PM (QJCCx)


Pachebel rant. It involves the cello.

http://youtu.be/JdxkVQy7QLM

Posted by: Buzzion at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (z/Ubi)

268 "What's his name?
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -- John 15:13


Posted by: cthulhu"

Vladimir Kalem-Burg. His family moved here from Ukraine.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (Wo9OY)

269 *pokes T9*

This is the ONT. ...Lighten Up, Francis.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (16bOT)

********

Thanks for the laugh!

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (ilEsF)

270 g'night lone star.
May your dreams be peaceful.

Posted by: JohnnyBoy at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (KG0mU)

271 Sorry, don't mean to bum with the sciency shit.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:55 PM (Ga/lA)

272 BrendanEich @BrendanEich · 3h 3 hours ago
@hcatlin Please stop imputing hate, I never did hate. You demanding my firing closer to hateful, but I get it. Peace.

Posted by: Costanza Defense at April 02, 2015 11:55 PM (ZPrif)

273 >>>Can I just get some power lesbian glasses like Rick Perry & fake it?

We will take it under consideration. Pictures might help your case. Just saying.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:55 PM (e+1S5)

274 How does one donate to Memories Pizza? Anyone know?

Posted by: AnnaS at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (yqL8g)

275 243 "The energy came from space-time, which existed before our Universe formed.



The Big Bang is not a violation of the law of conservation of matter/energy.

The real question is where did space-time come from?

One answer is it has always existed."

Whoa. Hold the fcuk on. So space-time is not an energy-in-enrgy-out equation? It's variable to matter and laws we simply aren't aware of in our known surroundings?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:50 PM (Ga/lA)

No.

Space-time is a thing that gives birth to universes. Our Universe has a matter/energy conservation law.

Posted by: eman at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (MQEz6)

276 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (BZAd3)

A good nite to you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (3mTLw)

277 #263: It's easy to understand. We give, and they don't. They'd rather take from us to give to someone else. After all, we have so much to give, while they're just barely scrapin' by or something, totally unlike us.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (a5m3K)

278 No, srsly, I am shocked-- shocked-- the Commie fag junkie "reporters" are Commie-fag-junkie "reporters".
I am just beginning to realize why I haven't watched them for 50 years.
Look at all I've missed on tv.
If you can, take the softball bat out of your rectum.

Posted by: Outa Range Guy at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (mVY1M)

279 "Robert - Very sorry to hear it. I don't know what
the water temperature is...., but probably damned cold still. Presumably
that would have been a big part of the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer"

Actually, the water temp at Lake Julian is much higher than a normal lake, because the coal fired power plant uses that water for power generation and releases the heated water back into the lake. The doctors said if the water was cold, he may have had a better chance for survival.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (Wo9OY)

280 175
What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?

(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Yidyr)



That was done in Doomsday. Which starred the doctor from the series The Last Ship.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (z/Ubi)

281 "
As far as I know, the kid suffered no injuries."

I'm glad to hear that. I'll be praying for all involved.

Posted by: Lauren at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (xcfQ7)

282 "Its funny how the pizza place is getting a ton of money, but for some reason that SJW who went after Chick-Fil-A and then got canned, and then lost everything isn't getting any support from his fellow SJWs. Its sad really. "

No, it isn't.
Judas hung himself, after all.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (JgC5a)

283 Great point, Iblis!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (kivUY)

284
Its sad really.

I toss and turn for a millisecond every night before I fall asleep.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:57 PM (Yidyr)

285 #274: It's in the sidebar. Here's the link...

http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 02, 2015 11:58 PM (a5m3K)

286 The rock I got is somewhere between 4.5 and 4.9 billion years old.

Posted by: otho at April 02, 2015 11:58 PM (tBSrv)

287 263: Not sad at all. Justice rears it's ugly head.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 02, 2015 11:58 PM (ucDmr)

288
Adlai Stevenson famously offered this definition: "A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular." We do not live in that society.

Werd up homies.

Posted by: eleven at April 02, 2015 11:58 PM (MDgS8)

289 LoneStarHeeb at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (BZAd3)

And LBJ sent us over there for political reasons, not military ones. Other democrats bragged about the 'glorious adventure' to stir up patriotism and rally the population around the president.

Then in the end, the democrats walked away from the South and left them hanging. All those names on the wall, all for nothing. Just like Obama and his democrats did in Iraq.

Posted by: Fred Grunslickski at April 02, 2015 11:59 PM (RGRPS)

290 " Our Universe has a matter/energy conservation law."



What doesn't based upon known, observable rules of physics?


What is the place that these rules don't apply?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:59 PM (Ga/lA)

291 How about what is the oldest birth date of someone you have actually spoken to. Mine would be my great grandfather who was born in 1868 (died in 1967).
Posted by: Robinson
------------------

G-grandmother. Although, I only remember her speaking to me, rather than vice versa. She was born in 1859.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 02, 2015 11:59 PM (F2IAQ)

292
The rock I got is somewhere between 4.5 and 4.9 billion years old.


Stoner.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:00 AM (UVfht)

293 Never pay an 8 yr old for sex.

Evil.

Got it.





Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:00 AM (NaeCR)

294 Glen
Shannon
Gary
Donna
Chris
Nero (working dog)


I have a hat. a ballcap Ive had for a decade or more.

Sad part is, upon it is written initials and dates. I dont wear it. Used to, don't anyrmore.

It's been so long and there are so many that I can't remember some. And it breaks my heart.

I had to delete the rest of what I was going to post.

This is My Fucking Line.

cross it at your peril

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:00 AM (Qgr71)

295 #263: There's funny "ha-ha", and funny "strange", and funny "sucks to be you".

The guy you're talking about falls into that third category.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 12:01 AM (a5m3K)

296 Big gulps, huh?

Whelp, see ya later.

Stupid boss expects me to actually work tomorrow. Which is stupid.

Posted by: DC in River City at April 03, 2015 12:01 AM (e+1S5)

297 So, had a good day at the dentist.

RWC, your teeth are fucked. All of them need to come out

Yay yay yay FML!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:01 AM (XAFOu)

298 A cowbell from 1791. Attached to a wedding gift of a ancestor. Mrs. Thrawl and I were married in 1991 so it was passed to us.

Something we all need more of.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (mx5oN)

299 Aside from the neutron:

I got all sorts of ancient Greek stuff I excavated illegally in Sicily. Mostly from about 600 BC- 500 BC. Pottery shards, piece of statuary, a few things intact. (Best find: a doll's arm, made of fired clay, from an early site, pre-600 BC). Mostly Attic Ware, Black Figure, and Geometric. From early greek colonies on Sicily.

Yeah, I'm a modern day Schliemann or Elgin. I confess. I'd feel more guilty, but there were extenuating circumstances (that I researched ahead of time) that alleviated all guilt.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (K4YiS)

300

No, it isn't.
Judas hung himself, after all.
Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April

Has he shown contortion &'asked for forgiveness? If so perhaps it's time to forgive

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (3mTLw)

301 And a fucking little spider just crawled off my hat onto my iPad.

Yay!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (XAFOu)

302
290 " Our Universe has a matter/energy conservation law."



What doesn't based upon known, observable rules of physics?


What is the place that these rules don't apply?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 02, 2015 11:59 PM (Ga/lA)

They may very well apply everywhere.

How is the creation of our universe from space-time a viloation if the conservation law?

The energy wasn't being created from nothing.

It already existed in space-time.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (MQEz6)

303
We won't cross your line T9.

You're home now.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (MDgS8)

304
this is our Happy Place, come join us

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (Yidyr)

305 "Are you sure? I remember them placing a robot clone in the kid's place so the family wouldn't miss him but not the eyeball.


Posted by: StrawMan"

I may be. It's been ages since I've seen that movie. Mostly I remember the girl next door character being fairly hot.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 03, 2015 12:03 AM (Wo9OY)

306 Tango Nine.

Good man, would you still happen to have the address or phone number for that eight year old lad?

Asking for a friend, of course.

Posted by: Harry Reid, Pedarist, NV. at April 03, 2015 12:03 AM (RzZOc)

307 The guy that dissed ChikFilA could always become a sanitation engineer or he could swab shitters at the local truck stop. Fuck him, he dug his own hole. Asshole got exactly what he asked for.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (ucDmr)

308 "Vladimir Kalem-Burg. His family moved here from Ukraine."
-Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (Wo9OY)

For those who would give their lives, fortune and sacred honor, I raise a glass.

For those who would risk all for the life of a child, I also hoist my beverage and offer a prayer.

I pray Dear God, for the family of one who would give so much of himself for another. In Honors we serve and not merely type and mouth the words.

Bask in the honorable service of one whose place in Heaven will be beautifully secured.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (16bOT)

309 In short, Democrats ruin everything they touch.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (MQEz6)

310 G-grandmother. Although, I only remember her speaking to me, rather than vice versa. She was born in 1859.>>>

I find this exercise interesting in that it shows how young our country really is. There are a whole lot of people alive today that had a real physical connection to people that lived during the civil war. And those people had that same connection to the founding of the country.

Posted by: Robinson at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (W2Cji)

311 Well, I didn't drink tonight.

That took a lot of will, help, and struggle. Not to take that first drink in 11 years.

I am back to minute by minute instead of day by day.

I hate living here in this dead society and dead culture, surrounded by those who want me murdered for being faithful to my Lord.

But. I am where I am supposed to be, and I am to be a light for those who are hurting. There may be others out there who hate me but are also struggling with drinking, or addiction, or depression and can't think of waiting that extra minute or hour.

And I'm supposed to smile at these enemies and say, "You are loved, and there is something that can make a man hurt to his bones and to death stretch out his hand and say, 'Brother' to you who wish him the worst."

Today has been the hardest day of my life since my father's death. But I didn't drink.

And I hope I am Light to someone out there who hurts, even if they hate me.

-G'night all. Take care.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

312 http://preview.tinyurl.com/mzta5lh
The bomb.
Meanwhile, ValJar longs for the lesbian lolitas.

Posted by: Outa Range Guy at April 03, 2015 12:05 AM (mVY1M)

313 *pokes T9*



This is the ONT. ...Lighten Up, Francis.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 02, 2015 11:52 PM (16bOT)


sometimes I forget that ya'll are not quite as fired up as I am.

Apologies.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:05 AM (Qgr71)

314
In short, Democrats ruin everything they touch.

Basically.

More or less.

Posted by: eleven at April 03, 2015 12:05 AM (MDgS8)

315 @308

Amen

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:06 AM (3mTLw)

316 Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

Day by day, second by second brother.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:06 AM (XAFOu)

317 I'm going to miss the Harry Reid jokes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:06 AM (F2IAQ)

318 Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

You have done well.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:06 AM (MQEz6)

319 But I didn't drink.

May tomorrow go as well.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:06 AM (UVfht)

320 Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (K4YiS)

You haunt my mind. who the hell are you? You drive me nuts.

I wish you and AtC were my personal best buds.


Posted by: derak at April 03, 2015 12:07 AM (ISFZQ)

321 311 Well, I didn't drink tonight.

Good on you. Stay strong.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 03, 2015 12:07 AM (mx5oN)

322 where are the kbdabear pics?

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:07 AM (MQEz6)

323 But I didn't drink.


Victory!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:07 AM (JO9+V)

324 I'm a baby so the oldest person I remember talking to was an old last who was the mother of one of my mom's friends. We shared a birthday and she was 80 something years old when I was born. She also gave me a necklace that she'd worn to her first communion which may be the oldest thing I own. So 1900ish?

Posted by: Lauren at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (xcfQ7)

325 "It already existed in space-time."


So, space-time is something different from space and time as we observe them?


How is that? Space and time operate differently in other universes. Other spacely realms.


Other Universes?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (Ga/lA)

326 Then in the end, the democrats walked away from the South and left them hanging. All those names on the wall, all for nothing. Just like Obama and his democrats did in Iraq.
Posted by: Fred Grunslickski at April 02, 2015 11:59 PM (RGRPS)

Some of them don't know it yet, but it will set in that their buddies in Iraq and A-stan had it won, but the politicians counted their lives and sacrifices as nothing. Their lives were traded for advantage in elections. It was easier for us. That realization came when people treated us like shit when we came home.

Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (BZAd3)

327 "In short, Democrats ruin everything they touch."

But they all have good intentions, so shut the hell up already, hater! Disregard the trail of flaming carnage they leave behind them, they mean well.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (JgC5a)

328

Today has been the hardest day of my life since my father's death. But I didn't drink.

And I hope I am Light to someone out there who hurts, even if they hate me.

-G'night all. Take care.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

Inspector contact me if you need an ear or shoulder. Sober 27 years.minhave days like yours on occasion. Romans 5 helps

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:09 AM (3mTLw)

329 Stoner.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:00 AM

At the time I got it?No comment. It was during a rather irresponsible period.It came from what is suspected to be the oldest meterorite. Cool rock.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 12:09 AM (tBSrv)

330 -G'night all. Take care.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

*******

I hope your tomorrow is as good as today (in a good way, with the same end result). Be well Brother.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:09 AM (ilEsF)

331 Bits of us are made of the stuff of stars. How old is that? What's it worth?

Can we take it with us where we're going?

Posted by: Drinking Games at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (HnFFT)

332 Duke noose-hanger caught. University will, mysteriously, not release student's name.

That's a real fucking mystery there, eh?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (kivUY)

333 Day 02 of the California Water/Zombie/Ebola Crisis.

So far, have used as much water as I frakking wanted, spotted zero confirmed Zombies, and zero confirmed Ebola cases.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (MQEz6)

334 Inspector contact me if you need an ear or shoulder. Sober 27 years.minhave days like yours on occasion. Romans 5 helps
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:09 AM (3mTLw)

Nice job MH. I'll just say 'less than a year' but I'm working on it.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (XAFOu)

335 I'm going to have to Netflix "The Last Starfighter". Haven't seen it in over 20 years, but recall it was an okay flick.

But not this weekend. Gonna drive up to Central Texas, and go look at some early wildflowers.

Much rain as we had this winter, it should be a record year for Texas Wildflowers.

Those of you who haven't experienced that unique aspect of this state, can have no idea of the utterly mind blowing, eyeball popping beauty of the natural blooms along highways and in fallow fields.

Every bit the rival of the leaves in Vermont. Only, much more colorful. FAR more colorful.

It's good for the soul, to be out in those fields of beauty and splendor.

Just have to dodge some rain in the forecast, but that's what 85 mph speed limits are for!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (RzZOc)

336 Today has been the hardest day of my life since my father's death. But I didn't drink.



And I hope I am Light to someone out there who hurts, even if they hate me.



-G'night all. Take care.

Posted by: Inspector Cussword

To where the crown of peace is to wear the crown of thorns.

My late mother used to try to witness for her Faith everyday. One of the things she was remembered for as saying, "What if you were the only Christian someone ever met? What would they think?"

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (+1T7c)

337 Cool rock.

Well, then, rock on!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:11 AM (UVfht)

338
So, space-time is something different from space and time as we observe them?


How is that? Space and time operate differently in other universes. Other spacely realms.


Other Universes?


Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (Ga/lA)


time is required so 3-d space can exist. a thing can't move from A to B without time.

Time is a mother#C#

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:11 AM (Qgr71)

339 322 where are the kbdabear pics?

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:07 AM (MQEz6)

Coming in a few minutes, I had quite a prolific Ginger Thursday

Posted by: kbdabear at April 03, 2015 12:12 AM (GrXXa)

340 What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?

...are you talking about that round blob that flew in "big trouble in little china" it had lots of eyeballs.

Posted by: north and judd at April 03, 2015 12:12 AM (r9yOp)

341 Sending up prayers for you as well, Inspector Cussword.

My plan is to unplug completely between tomorrow and Sunday.

Posted by: Lauren at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (xcfQ7)

342 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:10 AM (XAFOu)

Offer is extended to you first two years are the hardest, gets easier at times, then very challenging. Im happy with my decision

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (3mTLw)

343 274
How does one donate to Memories Pizza? Anyone know?

Posted by: AnnaS at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (yqL8g)


It's in the sidebar.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (T1005)

344 You're here, you're queer! We're used to it!

Posted by: a guy who says "You're here, you're queer! We're used to it!" at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (6E2VN)

345 Posted by: LoneStarHeeb at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (BZAd3)

That's a big part of why I cried when Obama won the second time. I knew that both active and former military were going to pay the price and a lot of people around the world will die because people I *thought* were my countrymen only cared about what they could get from Uncle Sugar in the short term. The current ROEs and things like this attack in Kenya are all part of the price being paid.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (GDulk)

346
325 "It already existed in space-time."


So, space-time is something different from space and time as we observe them?


How is that? Space and time operate differently in other universes. Other spacely realms.


Other Universes?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at April 03, 2015 12:08 AM (Ga/lA)

No. Our space-time is loaded with energy and can create a universe. That universe will have no contact with this one.
It can happen anywhere at any time.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:14 AM (MQEz6)

347 Hey everybody.

Okay, latest on job finding. Well, this morning I heard again from the secretary for the attorneys I originally interviewed with.

She officially said, the two attorneys I interviewed with *can't decide* whether to hire me or not. She also said I would finally get a decision and a phone call tomorrow.

Okay. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:14 AM (elbY7)

348 Frankly, our old quarters were getting kind of cramped...

Posted by: Pixy and the Hamsters at April 03, 2015 12:14 AM (2yngH)

349 #347: Good luck, Steve! I hope you find yourself gainfully employed very soon!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 12:15 AM (a5m3K)

350 273 We will take it under consideration. Pictures might help your case. Just saying.
Posted by: DC in River City at April 02, 2015 11:55 PM


http://tinypic.com/r/2m7uv0n/8

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 03, 2015 12:15 AM (/L3EO)

351 The oldest thing I own is a violin made in 1861.

I played it while younger, but probably haven't touched it in several years.

Belonged to my maternal Great-grandfather, who died playing his best fiddle, and fell on it and crushed it.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 03, 2015 12:15 AM (+1T7c)

352 308
"Vladimir Kalem-Burg. His family moved here from Ukraine."

-Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:54 PM (Wo9OY)



For those who would give their lives, fortune and sacred honor, I raise a glass.



For those who would risk all for the life of a child, I also hoist my beverage and offer a prayer.



I pray Dear God, for the family of one who would give so much of himself for another. In Honors we serve and not merely type and mouth the words.



Bask in the honorable service of one whose place in Heaven will be beautifully secured.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (16bOT)


Amen.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:15 AM (T1005)

353 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics First Wave

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583661108084506624

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583662043330392064

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583662472588091393

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583663500372942848

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583664444024233984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583664853799305217

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583665300983382016

Posted by: kbdabear at April 03, 2015 12:15 AM (GrXXa)

354 Today has been the hardest day of my life since my father's death. But I didn't drink.





And I hope I am Light to someone out there who hurts, even if they hate me.





-G'night all. Take care.



Posted by: Inspector Cussword

Steady. As a critter who's overcome that drinkin shit: push foward. Ain't easy but theres like vegetables and fruits and all kindsa stuff you can fill yer gullet with that'll stem the tide.

And if you need help: contact Ace and ask for my contact info.

Get it done.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:16 AM (Qgr71)

355 Today has been the hardest day of my life since my father's death. But I didn't drink.

And I hope I am Light to someone out there who hurts, even if they hate me.

-G'night all. Take care.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword

Monday the 6th would have been my father's 100th birthday. I got a bit depressed thinking about it today. He's been gone exactly 5 years. I'll probably hurt myself a little on Monday with a bottle of something vile.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 12:16 AM (FviSe)

356 Gonna drive up to Central Texas, and go look at some early wildflowers.




Went Monday around Chappell Hill and Brenham. It is early for wildflowers. They were just noticeable in many spots, not yet the peak height nor density. #twoweeks.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:16 AM (JO9+V)

357 How does one donate to Memories Pizza? Anyone know?

Posted by: AnnaS at April 02, 2015 11:56 PM (yqL8g)
-

Here : http://tinyurl.com/l2u5zax

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:16 AM (F2IAQ)

358 Off to bed. Gotta be hard at work writing code at 8Am and the compiler doesn't translate code typed with my face very well.....

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at April 03, 2015 12:17 AM (Wo9OY)

359 Offer is extended to you first two years are the hardest, gets easier at times, then very challenging. Im happy with my decision

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:13 AM (3mTLw)

Thank you. Tried it many times before. Now I want it gone. Totally. Longest time I've been sober.

Nice to know some of the horde share this.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:17 AM (XAFOu)

360 PW, thanks!!

Bossy Conservative, ever have that fiddle appraised?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:17 AM (elbY7)

361 I have a trilobite fossil. It's about 400-500 million years old.

I also have a high school astronomy textbook from 1888. The math is rather intimidating.

Pluto was not a planet. Because it wouldn't be discovered for another 42 years. And there were only about 50 asteroids.

Posted by: rickl at April 03, 2015 12:18 AM (sdi6R)

362 Shoot! I've got the answer to the riddle; the oldest thing we own is the earth our houses sit on. Until the stupid neighboring city takes it away, anyway!

And Mr. Cussword, you rock. Thanks for all you have inspired. Sleep well.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at April 03, 2015 12:18 AM (GzDYP)

363 I'll take "Musicians who have refused to let politicians use their music on campaigns" for six-hundred, Alex.

Posted by: Ken Jennings at April 03, 2015 12:18 AM (6E2VN)

364 Posted by: north and judd at April 03, 2015 12:12 AM (r9yOp)

There was a beholder in Big Trouble in Little China?! I don't remember that at all. Guess I'll have to pay more attention if I see it again.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 03, 2015 12:18 AM (GDulk)

365 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics, Next Wave

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583677294318919680

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583677598544322561

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583696748629078016

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583697630007525376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583698374030970880

Posted by: kbdabear at April 03, 2015 12:18 AM (GrXXa)

366 out. sheesh have to go do my damn job. AGAIN!?

stay safe.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:19 AM (Qgr71)

367 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics, Next Wave

Now that's web surfing!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:19 AM (UVfht)

368 Adios T9 Sleep well.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 03, 2015 12:19 AM (ucDmr)

369
http://tinypic.com/r/2m7uv0n/8

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy

shouldn't that be BCGs?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:19 AM (NaeCR)

370 On the spam isle, yeah, that's no joke

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (40WkV)

371 Maybe the best boss I ever had was a Mormon.
He told me he'd only been drunk twice in his life.
Once for two years, and once for four years.
When I knew him, he didn't even drink cola.

Posted by: Outa Range Guy at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (mVY1M)

372 Totally. Longest time I've been sober.

Nice to know some of the horde share this.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:17 AM (XAFOu)

***

You are way, way not alone. Please speak up when you feel the need.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (hohwc)

373 349 #347: Good luck, Steve! I hope you find yourself gainfully employed very soon!
Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03

Call them back up and politely demand another interview

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (3mTLw)

374 Bossy Conservative, ever have that fiddle appraised?


Posted by: qdpsteve

Yes, and it's not worth that much, really. Nothing special, there are actually a lot of old insturments like that lying around.

But it's mine, and it was his (great-grandfather - who I never met) and I'm keeping it. Maybe I should start playing again.

Posted by: Bossy Conservative....lost in America at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (+1T7c)

375 "sometimes I forget that ya'll are not quite as fired up as I am.
Apologies.
"
-Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 12:05 AM (Qgr71)

Love you... and your fire. Without your fire, we don't remain the beautiful country we are.

Should your fire not be contained, you risk only yourself.

I fear not your exuberance and passion. I have come to rely on it. You don't scare me.

What I fear is your whirlwind of emotion taking hold when your sacred honor should shine.

I fear not for myself, but for the enemy more. I can take that to my heart and hold to it like a babe to a Mother.

I also fear for you, should this flame become a blowtorch.

Don't let it consume you.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (16bOT)

376
Okay. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:14 AM (elbY7)

Prayers up qdpsteve.

I'm looking in the Charlotte area if anyone has leads.

Dumb, moron, spend most of his time at the HQ.

Those are selling points, right?

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (XAFOu)

377 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics, Third Wave

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583735642775015425

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583736060666126337

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583736539655573504

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583820885188050945

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583821246212808704

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/583821774778933248

Posted by: kbdabear at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (GrXXa)

378 What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area?

I'm from the East Coast so I think CA pizza is pretty lame, but some pizzas here are not too bad.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (MQEz6)

379 320 Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:02 AM (K4YiS)

You haunt my mind. who the hell are you? You drive me nuts.

Posted by: derak


Want to go really insane?

I only reveal about 5% of all the backstories/careers/incidents/schemes I have been and am currently involved in. What you read here is just the tip of the iceberg. That "Most Interesting Man in the World" dude is a rank amateur, frankly. Seriously -- I'm not just bullshitting. People in real life also often say that I have the most amazing life story of anyone they'e ever met -- and I don't reveal most of it to those folks either.

This wildcat archaeology thing is just a hobby of mine, and not really among my "interesting" stories. I rarely (if ever) talk about it in real life, because it is illegal.

Other people just go on vacation. Me, prior to any overseas trips, I spend days and days in libraries going through old journals and books looking for references to archaeological discoveries in the area I'll be visiting. Then I cross-reference those places with what the site is like today.

Some archaeological sites are still identified as such, and are tourist attractions.

Some archaeological sites have ben paved over or turned into shopping malls.

Ah, but some archaeological sites have been forgotten. Those are the ones I'm looking for.

That is to say: it was some ancient Roman or Greek 9or whatever) temple that fell into ruins and was literally underground for 2000 years. Then some (usually British or German) dude discovered it (the best era to research is the 1850 and 1860s, I've learned), and it was excavated -- inexpertly, usually. And then it was all covered up and forgotten a second time.

Until I come around, that is. No more need be said.

That's my kind of vacation.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (K4YiS)

380 Our pizza better be hot.

Posted by: Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (6E7w+)

381 Our pizza better be hot.

Posted by: Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (6E7w+)

382 335 I'm going to have to Netflix "The Last Starfighter". Haven't seen it in over 20 years, but recall it was an okay flick.

But not this weekend. Gonna drive up to Central Texas, and go look at some early wildflowers.
------

I grabbed it on bluray from wal mart a couple years ago for $5. It still is ok.

"Yolanda, baby!"

Posted by: Buzzion at April 03, 2015 12:22 AM (z/Ubi)

383 The only pizza worth eating comes from chicago
FACT

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:22 AM (40WkV)

384 Q: What is the oldest thing you own?

For me, I think it's an elementary school picture from 1910.



Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 02, 2015 11:08 PM (kdS6q)


Man-made or natural? I have a little chip off a meteorite, which ought to be older than Earth itself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 12:23 AM (eenKj)

385 " What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area? "

Well, if you go by sheer volume, Blondies at the Powell st turnaround has it hands down.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:23 AM (JgC5a)

386 Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:17 AM (XAFOu)

Good luck buddy. Keep up the work.

I can be reached setterguy2014 at the g mail thingy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:23 AM (3mTLw)

387 I will reflect on the coming Sunday, thusly:

This Sunday, we mark and celebrate the Resurrection. Without which, "Christianity" would be no more significant than Buddhism, Hinduism or any number of various faiths.

But, only Christ was raised from the dead, having paid in his sacrifice on the cross, and three days in the unholy flames of hell, the full price for our sins. Because of his death and resurrection, we have the blessing of His forgiveness, and the option to be joined with him in that death and resurrection, purely by the vehicle of His love, and not by any means of our own, nor having to pay our own price on any cross, nor a moment's time in Satan's hell.

As it happens, this Sunday is also the commemoration of the date of my birth. I will have dwelt on this planet for fifty-seven years. Forty of which, have been anointed by the Salvation of Christ.

I was Born Again at seventeen.

While out in fields of flowers full showing the Glory of His love, I will again confess my inherent sin, and be baptized once again, in His blood and again, raised in His Spirit.

Won't be any church service or choir or preacher nor deacon to be found.

But, I will be in His house of worship, and abide in the House of the Lord, forever.

Best. Birthday. Ever.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (RzZOc)

388 You are way, way not alone. Please speak up when you feel the need.
Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (hohwc

Thanks MWNP.

I'm not going to lie to myself and say it's conquered. It isn't. Long road ahead. But thank you.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (XAFOu)

389 383, that ain't pizza. That's a casserole.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (o/3Hk)

390 RWC, thanks!

MH, also thanks. Was just thinking that's what I should have done this morning when I got the email from the secretary: sent back a note saying "I'm willing to do a second interview if that's what it takes to get the job."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (elbY7)

391 Pull my finger, copper!

Posted by: 3-bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (kivUY)

392 "175


What was the movie where the guy removed his robot eyeball and planted it in places so he could spy on people?



(Or was this dream of mine, not a movie?)"

It was an episode of Babylon 5, with Ambassador G'kar as the robot eye owner.

Posted by: Null at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (xjpRj)

393 There was a beholder in Big Trouble in Little China?! I don't remember that at all. Guess I'll have to pay more attention if I see it again...

...i guess that's what you call it. jack burton killed it after they all drank the magic potion. when they were in the tunnels on the way to the big fight/wedding.

Posted by: north and judd at April 03, 2015 12:25 AM (r9yOp)

394 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:23 AM (3mTLw)

Thank you.


Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:25 AM (XAFOu)

395 T-storms moving in, not too bad, but I'm out for the night. I'm going to switch to text that isn't backlit.

Sleep well, Morons.

Posted by: Piercello at April 03, 2015 12:25 AM (QJCCx)

396 389. Heathen!!!!

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:26 AM (40WkV)

397 Our pizza better be hot.


Posted by: Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (6E7w+)


It'll blow your head off, man. It's so hot it's cool! Ya dig? Lay some skin on me, brother. Outtasight!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:26 AM (JO9+V)

398 "-G'night all. Take care."
-Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)

home made gravy 71, (all one word) at the yooha dot com.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:26 AM (16bOT)

399 Don't let it consume you.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03

Not bad for the commissioner of Major League Baseball

;D

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (3mTLw)

400
It was an episode of Babylon 5, with Ambassador G'kar as the robot eye owner.

Oh yeah, that's the one.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (SYMCn)

401 Posted by: Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (6E7w+)

Oh, it'll be hot. Really, really hot. We'll make sure of that when it "accidentally" lands in your face.

Remember that melted-face Nazi in "Raiders"?...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (elbY7)

402 Hard to decide between the convenience of SPAM, Long Pig, Bush Meat, rats, and fetal negroes.
Since all are in abundance here in my Deep Blue city, it really comes down to what spices and accompaniments I have on hand.

Posted by: Your NEW Democrat Voter at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (mVY1M)

403 I have a little chip off a meteorite, which ought to be older than Earth itself.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


OK, I think we have a winner.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (K4YiS)

404 391. Ummmm, negative ghost rider

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (40WkV)

405 @311 -G'night all. Take care.
Posted by: Inspector Cussword at April 03, 2015 12:04 AM (S8V5R)
*********
Thanks for that. When I miss a day, it's generally because my stomach's too weak, not willpower.
Can it really be called addiction if it's done to escape emotional pain, and not to satisfy a physical craving? If the pain were gone, I'd be happy never to touch another drop. I don't even like the crap, except for certain craft beers.

Posted by: Hillary *hic* Clinton at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (XrHO0)

406 383, "That ain't pizza. That's a casserole."
-Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (o/3Hk)

*HAH!*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:28 AM (16bOT)

407 Jim, not cool.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2015 12:29 AM (t//F+)

408 The only pizza worth eating comes from chicago

FACT

Posted by: Navycopjoe

You're only saying that because you are stuck in HI.

I was stuck there for a few years, about twenty years ago. Only pace I found with good pizza was in Pahoa town, big island.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:29 AM (NaeCR)

409 Thanks MWNP.

I'm not going to lie to myself and say it's conquered. It isn't. Long road ahead. But thank you.
Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at April 03, 2015 12:24 AM (XAFOu)

******

It is never conquered. At best it it is tamed. Email is now in my Sig. Please use it if needed. Be well Brother.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:29 AM (9QUPT)

410 Posted by: north and judd at April 03, 2015 12:25 AM (r9yOp)

Well, that's what D(and)D players would probably classify it as. I'm not sure if there's been another name given to the critter.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (GDulk)

411 >>> What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area?

"Well, if you go by sheer volume, Blondies at the Powell st turnaround has it hands down."

Hepatitis thrown in for free. Such a deal!

Posted by: torquewrench at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (noWW6)

412 Pizza kinda gets into longbows vs. crossbows territory.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (MQEz6)

413 "Not bad for the commissioner of Major League Baseball
;D
"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (3mTLw)

LOL!

...Don't give me that sort of power. The Horde would never accept an "American Leaguer" as Commissioner.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (16bOT)

414 369 shouldn't that be BCGs?
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:19 AM (NaeCR

? Don't get it.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (/L3EO)

415 Posted by: Your NEW Democrat Voter at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (mVY1M)

Careful Slugger, some of those things mention can carry Ebola

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (3mTLw)

416 Later, gators.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 03, 2015 12:31 AM (kivUY)

417 I have a chunk of pyrite. How old you reckon that is?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:17 PM (Yidyr)


You'd date it by the age of the rock it was found in, and by its mode of occurrence in that rock. Pyrite is being formed as I write this, at "black smokers", undersea hydrothermal vents. Or it could be an original constituent of billion year-old PreCambrian rock. Or anywhere in between.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 12:31 AM (eenKj)

418 Did I tell you guys about Pizzamania in Long Beach?

It was six months ago and it's a bit of a drive, but going back real soon. Went last fall and ordered a small b/c I felt too hungry for an 'individual.' Pepperoni and jalapenos.

The thing was easily the size of most other pizza restaurant's medium pizza, and COVERED in jalapenos. And it was delicious; I hate to admit I ate the whole thing. Yum.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:31 AM (elbY7)

419 BCGs

Birth Control Glasses

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:31 AM (NaeCR)

420 413 "Not bad for the commissioner of Major League Baseball
;D"
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:27 AM (3mTLw)

LOL!

...Don't give me that sort of power. The Horde would never accept an "American Leaguer" as Commissioner.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:30 AM (16bOT)

Ha

Selig was a switch hitter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (3mTLw)

421 zombie knows a lot.
(i had to look up charles lyell)

Posted by: north and judd at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (r9yOp)

422 378
What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area?



I'm from the East Coast so I think CA pizza is pretty lame, but some pizzas here are not too bad.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (MQEz6)


What kind would you like?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (T1005)

423 Probably eats pizza with a fork too.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (FviSe)

424 Looking for high class pizza is like looking for high class beans and rice.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:33 AM (JgC5a)

425 The only pizza worth eating comes from chicago
FACT
Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:22 AM (40WkV)

******
These Cretins have never had the real deal Chicago Pizza from Uno's on Ontario. Do not deride them, weep for their loss.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:33 AM (9QUPT)

426 Our pizza better be hot.

Posted by: Bill Ayers/Bernadine Dohrn at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (6E7w+)


I'm not advocating violence, but I'd be the first to offer legal aide to anyone who introduces Ayers/Dorhn to a little poetic justice.

Posted by: The Just Hat at April 03, 2015 12:34 AM (0Ew3K)

427 Never mind the 147 butchered students, because Indiana.

Posted by: Low Information Douchebags at April 03, 2015 12:34 AM (Dwehj)

428 Speaking of old things, Alberta, how is your arm?

And..., the TR?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:34 AM (F2IAQ)

429
You'd date it by the age of the rock it was found in, and by its mode of occurrence in that rock. Pyrite is being formed as I write this, at "black smokers", undersea hydrothermal vents. Or it could be an original constituent of billion year-old PreCambrian rock. Or anywhere in between.

So, like, a zillion, then.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:35 AM (SYMCn)

430 It was an episode of Babylon 5, with Ambassador G'kar as the robot eye owner.

There was also an episode of Red Dwarf where Kryten was in a wreck and sent his eye back to get Lister. "I can't think straight. I've got a tarantula with an eye the size of a meatball setting up home in my joy department. Help me."

Been rewatching Bab5. I'm in the beginning of the third season, and it looks a lot like 2015 Earth. Developing a crush on G'Kar.

Posted by: HR at April 03, 2015 12:35 AM (rHXGG)

431 ..."Selig was a switch hitter."
-Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (3mTLw)

*HAH!* Nicely played.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:35 AM (16bOT)

432 These Cretins have never had the real deal Chicago Pizza from Uno's on Ontario. Do not deride them, weep for their loss.



Au contraire mon frere!

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:35 AM (JO9+V)

433 I'm not advocating violence, but I'd be the first to offer legal aide to
anyone who introduces Ayers/Dorhn to a little poetic justice.


That would be a blast.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:36 AM (UVfht)

434 @412 shruglin with the atlatl question... Are we talkin pissaladiere here?

Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (mVY1M)

435
so nobody knows nothing about Truck Monkey??

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (SYMCn)

436
422 378
What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area?



I'm from the East Coast so I think CA pizza is pretty lame, but some pizzas here are not too bad.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (MQEz6)


What kind would you like?
Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (T1005)

New York style.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (MQEz6)

437 #423: Also probably eats Philly cheesesteaks with a fork.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (a5m3K)

438 There was that movie with that chick who looks like that other chick. Some post apocalyptic Scotland thing.

Rhona Mitra.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (amMYN)

439 >>>izza restaurant's medium pizza, and COVERED in jalapenos. And it was delicious; I hate to admit I ate the whole thing. Yum.

Steve,an occasional guilty pleasure is a requirement

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:38 AM (3mTLw)

440 Zardoz or Train Spotters?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2015 12:38 AM (t//F+)

441 Au contraire mon frere!
Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:35 AM (JO9+V)

*****

Well then, you have reached the Apex of pizza goodiness. For realz. So, case closed? Discussion over?

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:38 AM (hohwc)

442 @eman-+1 on Blondies (though they're owned by leftist shitheads), try Pinocchio's (Columbus St. off Broadway near titty bars and hookers!), if you venture East Bay definitely recommend Melo's Pizza and Pasta (Livermore, Pleasant Hill). Can't go wrong with cuisine in SF, just do not eat at ANY Asian restaurants. If you do its like playing Russian Roulette. California Pizza for a chain, isn't bad either.

Posted by: JROD at April 03, 2015 12:39 AM (wnwJC)

443 419 BCGs
Birth Control Glasses
Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:31 AM (NaeCR)

What, you don't think Rick wearing power lesbian glasses & stickin out his tongue is hot?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 03, 2015 12:39 AM (/L3EO)

444 Well,Morons. Keep solving the world's problems. Say a FU for me.
Good nite & be well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 03, 2015 12:40 AM (3mTLw)

445 Delfina's Pizza is okay, but it insists on itself.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:40 AM (MQEz6)

446 On the other end, the second device, is the phallic
object that must have some sensory nodes all over it that respond to the
hooker in, say, Romania, who is handling it. It sends signals to the
rollers on the first device which move accordingly.



Sex with machines via the internet is here, folks.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 02, 2015 11:30 PM (Yidyr)


I can see it now: get two sets of those, and daisy-chain them together, with humans out of the loop altogether. Turn it on, and cackle with glee as the entire Internet collapses into a singularity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 12:40 AM (eenKj)

447 436


422 378

What is the best pizza place inthe SF Bay Area?







I'm from the East Coast so I think CA pizza is pretty lame, but some pizzas here are not too bad.



Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (MQEz6)





What kind would you like?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:32 AM (T1005)



New York style.

Posted by: eman at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (MQEz6)


Amici's isn't too bad; Slice of New York is pretty good; Giovanni's in Sunnyvale is pretty good.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:40 AM (T1005)

448 Good lord that gofundme is up to $465,000.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (oFCZn)

449
There was also an episode of Red Dwarf where Kryten was in a wreck and sent his eye back to get Lister.

I remember that one!

And yes, G'Kar turned out to be the best character on the show. I liked the original commander; I was glad to see him at the end of the arc.

G'Kar was played by the one armed man. Everything you read about Andreas Katsulas was the man was a sweetheart. Heavy smoker. Died.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (SYMCn)

450 Man-made or natural? I have a little chip off a meteorite, which ought to be older than Earth itself.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 12:23 AM

*high 5* Mine came down in 1969.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (tBSrv)

451 433 That would be a blast.
Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:36 AM (UVfht)

Snort.

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (/L3EO)

452 Well then, you have reached the Apex of pizza goodiness. For realz. So, case closed? Discussion over?



It was nice.

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (JO9+V)

453
The only pizza worth eating comes from chicago
Posted by: Navycopjoe




Tomato soup in a bread bowl.....

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (kdS6q)

454 osted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:21 AM (K4YiS)

Well, you're clearly a national treasure. I can say this, I've followed you around on zombietime to the point I even downloaded and printed Prairie Fire in 2008.

I pulled that mfrkr out last week just to try to make sense out of the Netanyahu brouhauhau. Everything in that tome shows who this freak of a president is, and explains what is happening. Everything.

Your contributions here as a commenter gives Ace just that much more pizazz.

Pizazz! Woot Woot! what a flamboyant word.

Posted by: derak at April 03, 2015 12:41 AM (ISFZQ)

455 #425: I've had buttered-crust pizza, in Chicago.

I've had better.

Fellow Denverites, you have to try the "stuffed meat" pizza here...

http://sliceworkspizza.com/

Seriously, one slice will fill you right up. It is amazing!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 12:42 AM (a5m3K)

456 Cardinal Francis George was at one time the Bishop in my town (Yakima). I'm not Catholic, but Bishop George was amazing. My father met him more than once and was extremely impressed. Absolutely no one here was surprised when he was named Cardinal. I just wish this wasn't the highest rank in the church that he'll probably achieve.

Posted by: dwagyak at April 03, 2015 12:42 AM (zqXPZ)

457 Up to $465,000

wow

Posted by: Far Post at April 03, 2015 12:42 AM (+XJ2C)

458 Doomsday. Rhona Mitra had a robotic eye.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 12:42 AM (amMYN)

459 I've gotta try the Little Ceasar's bacon crust pizza.
If it is the last thing I do, and it well could be!

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:43 AM (JgC5a)

460 "so nobody knows nothing about Truck Monkey??"

I thought the deal was that TM ended up banned for publicly threatening to do to Mr. Frou Frou what a whole lot of people would certainly privately contemplate doing to Frou Frou.

Am I reasonably close to the reality there?

Posted by: torquewrench at April 03, 2015 12:43 AM (noWW6)

461 "so nobody knows nothing about Truck Monkey??"
-Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:37 AM (SYMCn)

Your double negatives are confusing. Someone surely knows something.

In fact, I can provide a half-truth, per perusal of previous posts.

-He got banned during a Drew Thread.
...by Drew.

I think. But I am overwhelmed by lessening flu symptoms and Budweiser.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:43 AM (16bOT)

462 Skippolinis in Walnut Creek, Ca

Posted by: JROD at April 03, 2015 12:43 AM (wnwJC)

463
Never saw Doomsday, though.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:44 AM (SYMCn)

464 AshevilleRobert at April 02, 2015 11:37 PM (Wo9OY)

May his family and friends find strength and be comforted.

May his bravery inspire others ...

Posted by: Adriane the Legal Critic ... at April 03, 2015 12:45 AM (nSOh+)

465
Nobody knows how to get in touch with Truck?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:45 AM (SYMCn)

466 Am I reasonably close to the reality there?


I stand before you, filthy rich and triumphant!

Posted by: Mr. Hoo Haa at April 03, 2015 12:45 AM (Dwehj)

467 In San Francisco doesn't Rice-A-Roni rule?

Posted by: Count de Monet at April 03, 2015 12:45 AM (JO9+V)

468 #459: I've recently been looking enviously at Pizza Hut's new cheese-stuffed crust with bacon... that looks really good.

I recently had a pizza from them with a salted pretzel crust, and liked it.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 12:45 AM (a5m3K)

469
So Truck is gone...Moo Moo is still here...and droom is still here.

Sounds like a shitty deal to me.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:46 AM (SYMCn)

470 Pizza?
The best is homemade.
Pro tip: your dough yeast doesn't deal with EVOO, so add most of that on the pan.
Fennel seed is as essential as oregano.
Anchovies.
Don't be a fag.

Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 12:46 AM (mVY1M)

471 @459 it's okay. All that bacon it doesn't taste very bacony. Just a crisp crust.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 12:47 AM (amMYN)

472 469


So Truck is gone...Moo Moo is still here...and droom is still here.



Sounds like a shitty deal to me.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:46 AM (SYMCn)


May Truck Monkey find his way back, soon. He is missed.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:47 AM (T1005)

473 Did we get a new QOTD III sometime when I wasn't looking?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 12:47 AM (T1005)

474 Best pizza in NYC, Phils on Houseton and Varick.

Best pizza outside of NYC, Tony's in Stroudsburg PA.

Runner up, John and Joes in the Bronx.

Everywhere else, pale imitation.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 03, 2015 12:48 AM (vDp2x)

475 I'm out for the night. Before I go, linked on Drudge:

http://tinyurl.com/opxd6sm


Outrage from the left in 3....2...


Yeah, right.


Y'all take care.

Posted by: Country Singer at April 03, 2015 12:48 AM (nL0sw)

476 Where's that confounded bridge?

Posted by: Mr. Hoo Haa at April 03, 2015 12:48 AM (Dwehj)

477 It went up another $1,000 in about five to seven minutes.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 03, 2015 12:50 AM (oFCZn)

478 Don't be a fag.
Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 12:46 AM (mVY1M)

*****

They already have it down in Chicago, and have for about 60 years. I am good with their choices.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:50 AM (9QUPT)

479
re: The SPAM aisle in Hawaii:


http://www.spam.com/varieties

Tocino?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 03, 2015 12:50 AM (kdS6q)

480 I need to start a lemonade stand called Smear the Queer.

I got bills.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 03, 2015 12:50 AM (oFCZn)

481 Kindltot.

Thank you. You honor....well, not me, but Him.

"Not Cool". Exactly so!

"Not Cool" might be a factor in why the Pharisees, Saducees and Romans, opted to have Him crucified.

"Not Cool', is certainly a factor in why his Apostles and followers were killed, martyred and murdered throughout the ages. Even until today, as evident in the Boko Harum murders in the classrooms, as depicted in this very thread.

I'll wear your "not cool" on a gold chain around my neck, as a badge of honor, and even as a badge such as the Jews wore in the ghettos.

"Coolness" is overrated, anyway.

Now, get off my lawn. And my Garand ain't a movie prop, either.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 12:51 AM (RzZOc)

482 Pro tip: your dough yeast doesn't deal with EVOO




As in doesn't activate? I've never had an issue. I always bloom the yeast first.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (xrURQ)

483 MH, true!!

Dang that pizza was good. Think I'll do that return trip tomorrow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (elbY7)

484 Never saw Doomsday, though.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:44 AM

Strange movie. Mashup of a bunch of other movies... Aliens, 28 Weeks Later, Max Max, cannibal holocaust and others.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (tBSrv)

485 Anyone else watch the UK election debate?

Posted by: The Crumpit Hat at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (0Ew3K)

486 These Cretins have never had the real deal Chicago Pizza from Uno's on Ontario. Do not deride them, weep for their loss.

This is bible truth

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (40WkV)

487 I always bloom the yeast first.

Same here.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (Dwehj)

488
Also:

Spam Macadamia Nuts - Partnered with Hamakua Plantation

wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (kdS6q)

489 Tocino?

Filipino bacon

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (NaeCR)

490 474: Been to Tony's. Good pizza, interesting place. Seems like they knew we were from Jesusland. Could not get comfortable.

Posted by: Chavez the Hugo at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (ucDmr)

491
not catering homosexual weddings = drawing mohammed

both result in death threats, possibly violence

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (SYMCn)

492 G'night Jim.

'Night all.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (t//F+)

493 I still remember when Numero Uno was a (semi-)major chain here in SoCal. They're all gone now.

Then again, I tasted the pizza once. Had kind of a weird flavor, like someone had spilled red wine on it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:53 AM (elbY7)

494 Hmmm, turns out there's still some Numero Uno pizza places in SoCal, but all are close by or in LA proper.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:54 AM (elbY7)

495 421 zombie knows a lot.
(i had to look up charles lyell)
Posted by: north and judd


He came up with the concept of dating rock strata by inspecting the marine fossils in it; and also was the first person to explain that marine fossils were sometimes found inland (and even on mountaintops) because of continental uplift -- which necessitated the "old earth" theory, which at the time was deemed preposterous (i.e. that the Earth was on the order of billions of years old, and that continents and tectonic plates moved and crashed into each other. Prior to Lyell, most people assumed the age of the earth could be measured in thousands of years, or at most in the low millions). Turns out, of course, that Lyell was 100% correct. His findings not only revolutionized geology, but biology and astronomy as well.

Anytime you see a marine fossil in the dirt, you must think of and pay homage to Charles Lyell, one of the greatest men in history!

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:55 AM (K4YiS)

496
Speaking of mash ups, now that I'm into the Walking Dad, it's like Lost meets Falling Skies.

I'm already weary of the constant twists in people switching sides and the random captures/rescues.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:55 AM (SYMCn)

497 "These Cretins have never had the real deal Chicago Pizza Casserole from Uno's on Ontario. Do not deride them, weep for their loss.
This is bible truth.
"
-Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (40WkV)

It is not a pizza. It is a casserole.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:56 AM (16bOT)

498 Here's a little known fact
When a new flavor of Spam is released they do it here in Waikiki at the annual Spam Jam
Which should be this month I think

It's actually a good time

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:56 AM (40WkV)

499 This is bible truth
Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:52 AM (40WkV)

*******

A large sausage with extra sauce there at that one location, not the crap they have franchised. Good Lord....

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 12:56 AM (ilEsF)

500
How is 28 Weeks Later? That's been on my Maybe list for a long time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (SYMCn)

501 @490

Yeah that area is near the university and has bohemian vibe but the pizza is good.

There's even a Jamaican spot up the block where I get curried goat and veggie patties.

It's also a place where you can go to a diner and get pierogis and potato pancakes served to you.

Pretty good food all around.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (vDp2x)

502 I'm already weary of the constant twists in people switching sides and the random captures/rescues.
Posted by: Soothsayer
----------------

Just look at the pretty flowers, Sooth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (F2IAQ)

503 I have always assumed that any mortal human that posited the age of the earth is (x) number of years is full of it.
They are always right until they aren't.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (JgC5a)

504 Zombie, one of my roofing customers is a restorative archeologist. Many of his works are in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

I've seen and touched the fossils he's working on, currently. Some of them are the original, natural bone, and not mineralized fossil.

He even has samples with original flesh on the millions of year old bones.

If you're ever in the Houston area, I'd be happy to introduce you two.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 12:58 AM (RzZOc)

505 Curried goat patty?

* backs away *

I ain't eating that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:58 AM (F2IAQ)

506 My yeast does not digest lipids.
Of course, I am in Minnesota, just two counties removed from the Glorious Nine County People's Soviet, where every thermodynamic process is political.
Reality? We'll pay to cut that clitoris off.

Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 12:58 AM (mVY1M)

507 Thor, for some reason your question reminds me of something I've wanted to ask the Horde for some time, which is:

if you ask an actual British person, who will they say was the *very first* actual King (or Queen) of England?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 12:58 AM (elbY7)

508 Just look at the pretty flowers, Sooth.

He needs that like he needs a hole in the head.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at April 03, 2015 12:58 AM (UVfht)

509 You'll eat our f'n pizza and you'll f'n like it.

Posted by: Chicago SEIU at April 03, 2015 12:59 AM (Dwehj)

510 Okay, to bed I go
Got to be up in 4 hours

I'll finish the story about the idiot at the range later......T showed up and hilarity commenced

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 12:59 AM (40WkV)

511 "Just look at the pretty flowers, Sooth"
-Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (F2IAQ)

*oof*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:59 AM (16bOT)

512 G'Night, NCJ!

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 01:00 AM (16bOT)

513 "if you ask an actual British person, who will they say was the *very first* actual King (or Queen) of England?"

I would say William the Conqueror. (Norman conquest).

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:01 AM (JgC5a)

514 Management gives me my annual review tomorrow morning. I better go to bed so I don't feel like shit tomorrow. Later.

Posted by: fairweatherbill bucking the wind at April 03, 2015 01:01 AM (o/3Hk)

515 >>>which necessitated the "old earth" theory, which at the time was deemed
preposterous (i.e. that the Earth was on the order of billions of years
old, and that continents and tectonic plates moved and crashed into
each other. Prior to Lyell, most people assumed the age of the earth
could be measured in thousands of years, or at most in the low
millions). Turns out, of course, that Lyell was 100% correct. His
findings not only revolutionized geology, but biology and astronomy as
well.<<<




Unpossible. Once the science is settled, it's SETTLED!

Posted by: Global Warming Climate Change "Scientist" at April 03, 2015 01:01 AM (DC3uV)

516
291 How about what is the oldest birth date of someone you have actually spoken to. Mine would be my great grandfather who was born in 1868 (died in 1967).

Same here: great-grandfather, born 1870 in Chicago, about six months before the great fire. He died in 1963.

My memories of him are extremely vague, but he left behind a written record of his story and that of his family. He lost everything in the Panic of 1907 -- four mercantile stores in NW Minnesota and the Dakotas -- and spent decades afterward paying off his creditors. Would that his like existed today.

That story led to a reunion of many of his descendants in 2007. I met third cousins then and actually knew what the term meant. Started me on the path of looking up ancestors and family history (3/4ths scandi).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at April 03, 2015 01:02 AM (95CzI)

517 @505

No curried goat is a dish of stewed goat with rice and peas and stewed cabbage.

A veggie patty is like a beef patty except with vegetables.

It's really good food.

You wash it down with a bottle of Ting and your flying.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 03, 2015 01:02 AM (vDp2x)

518 Oh, and I recently looked up an independent place in Long Beach that's near me and supposedly has great pizza: Jovino's.

Seems good, but included in the list of toppings they offer is...

- cherries. (Not cherry tomatoes, *actual* cherries.)
- dried coconut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:02 AM (elbY7)

519 Predator 2 on IFC right now. Watched it about a month ago. What a mess that movie was. Forgot how many stars were in it.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (amMYN)

520 440 Zardoz or Train Spotters?
Posted by: Kindltot


Is that even a question worth asking?

Zardoz of course!!!

Among all human achievements in recorded history, we have, in ascending order:

5. The Great Wall of China
4. Neil Armstrong walking on the moon.
3. Any digital photograph depicting Kate Upton.
2. The pyramids of Giza
1. Zardoz

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (K4YiS)

521 I've talked about a couple of pizzas I've really liked here tonight, but there's one I haven't mentioned yet... Pudge Brothers, with bacon and jalapenos.

If Memories can be forced to serve pizza at a gay wedding, I insist on being allowed to marry a Pudge Brothers pizza with bacon and jalapenos. I was born this way!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (a5m3K)

522 is not a pizza. It is a casserole.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:56 AM (16bOT)

******

For shame, Flatlander.

It is a Croissanty/Biscuity Crust, filled with about an inch and a half of cheese, sauce and toppings. If done well. Which very few do.

Their shitty franchises are a joke. The original place should be the benchmark.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (ilEsF)

523 Thor, hmmm.

And the Normans were basically the French, right?

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (elbY7)

524 510. Quick teaser: get over here honey, I'll show you how to shoot a real gun since idiot here keeps hitting the dirt

Posted by: Navycopjoe says death to 3 bean casserole at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (40WkV)

525 How is 28 Weeks Later? That's been on my Maybe list for a long time.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM

Didn't like it. Not fond of the original, either. Too much shakey cam and the strory is chock full of stupid in 28 weeks later. Don't get me wrong, as an action fest and whatnot, it's fine. Just turn your brain off and don't ask questions, or you'll be all "FFS... why are they doing that?" and "WTF this doesn't make sense". The best bits in 28 Weeks Later are the opening bit when Carslyle is fleeing and the bit when the troops are ordered to "Shoot them all!". The rest is a logic face palm.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 01:04 AM (tBSrv)

526 "And the Normans were basically the French, right?"

And Vikings.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:04 AM (JgC5a)

527 Pro tip: your dough yeast doesn't deal with EVOO, so add most of that on the pan.

Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 12:46 AM (mVY1M)

*********

I only have 72VOO in my pantry. Can it deal with that?

Posted by: Ayatollah Khamenei at April 03, 2015 01:04 AM (XrHO0)

528 French and Vikings? Wow, bet they got along well. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:05 AM (elbY7)

529 Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 01:03 AM (ilEsF)

I never said that it wasn't delicious. I simply stated that it wasn't "pizza".

...It is a casserole.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 01:05 AM (16bOT)

530 "In 911 the French Carolingian ruler Charles the Simple allowed a group of Vikings under their leader Rollo to settle in Normandy as part of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. "

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:06 AM (JgC5a)

531 Dear Morons,
Today is Good Friday, and this evening is Passover
If you have the least shred of humanity, please take a moment to consider that you, we, stand on the shoulders of giants. Your life is so much better because someone before you invented something. Be grateful, at least.
And for those of you who are still having difficulty with the Passover/Easter nexus, please recall that the shepherd is the lamb.
The shepherd is the lamb.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/d7j5me7

Posted by: Outarange Guy at April 03, 2015 01:06 AM (mVY1M)

532 Oops Thor, forgot to say thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:06 AM (elbY7)

533 503 I have always assumed that any mortal human that posited the age of the earth is (x) number of years is full of it. They are always right until they aren't.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 12:57 AM (JgC5a)



According to a guide, the pyramids in Egypt are 5007 years old. When he started the job, he was told they were 5000 years old, and that was seven years earlier, so ...

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 03, 2015 01:07 AM (oKE6c)

534
It is a Croissanty/Biscuity Crust, filled with about an inch and a half of cheese, sauce and toppings.

And now I am hungry.

Posted by: tbodie at April 03, 2015 01:07 AM (90ZP6)

535 You don't eat a delicious casserole with your hands. You use utensils.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 01:07 AM (16bOT)

536
Robert Carlyle, the actor who helped kill the Stargate franchise?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:08 AM (SYMCn)

537
$470K+
They may actually collect half a mil before it is over.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 01:09 AM (F2IAQ)

538 Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 01:04 AM (tBSrv)

28 Weeks Later also has some not-so-subtle US-bashing. I liked 28 Days Later despite its soldier-bashing, but I cannot give 28 Weeks Later the same pass.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 03, 2015 01:09 AM (Z1b6E)

539 Thor, will be interesting to see what today's leaders will be called in the history books centuries from now. ;-)

John Boehner = Orange John the Feckless
Harry Reid = Ol' One-Eyed Bastard
Barack Obama = The Stupid One

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:09 AM (elbY7)

540 Well, you're clearly a national treasure. I can say this, I've followed you around on zombietime to the point I even downloaded and printed Prairie Fire in 2008.

I pulled that mfrkr out last week just to try to make sense out of the Netanyahu brouhauhau. Everything in that tome shows who this freak of a president is, and explains what is happening. Everything.
Posted by: derak


When Obama deletes the Internet in the name of national security, that copy of Prairie Fire will become a valuable piece of physical evidence. Hang on to it.

Your contributions here as a commenter gives Ace just that much more pizazz.

Pizazz! Woot Woot! what a flamboyant word.


I hear Memories Pizazz in Indiana is pretty flamboyant as well.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:10 AM (K4YiS)

541 Robert Carlyle, the actor who helped kill the Stargate franchise?
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc.


Screw you. I liked Stargate The Next Generation.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:10 AM (JBzwC)

542 In 911 the French Carolingian ruler Charles the Simple allowed a group of Vikings under their leader Rollo to settle in Normandy as part of the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur-Epte. "

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:06 AM (JgC5a)


Little known fact, the Channel Islands (whicha re not part of the U.K., but are directly under the control of the Queen (who is known as the Duke). As such, islanders can stop any government proceeding for 24 hours and request redress from their Duke by pleading to the first Duke of Normandy Rollo, called "Clameur de haro"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clameur_de_haro

Posted by: The Duchal Hat at April 03, 2015 01:10 AM (0Ew3K)

543
According to a guide, the pyramids in Egypt are 5007 years old. When he started the job, he was told they were 5000 years old, and that was seven years earlier, so ...


Now that's what I call impeccable logic.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:10 AM (SYMCn)

544 Robert Carlyle, the actor who helped kill the Stargate franchise?

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:08 AM


Oh, right he was in that, wasn't he? Yeah, that Robert C.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 01:11 AM (tBSrv)

545 People are all like how old I is the earth science denier. I say I don't know. Well science says it is 5B years! I am like I am old enough to remember when science said 4B years. In my lifetime "science" has figured out it was off by a billion years. I figure time enough left to figure how wrong science is.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 01:11 AM (amMYN)

546 541 Robert Carlyle, the actor who helped kill the Stargate franchise?
Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc.

Screw you. I liked Stargate The Next Generation.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:10 AM (JBzwC)


You have that wrong. It was Stargate Voyager.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 03, 2015 01:12 AM (5vQ6V)

547
Screw you. I liked Stargate The Next Generation.

You and a handful of homosexuals.

Bro, I was going along with it until some clever moron here said the ancient spaceship looked exactly like his Gibson electric guitar. Kinda ruined it for me. And the shoe-horned homosexual stuff in the story.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:12 AM (SYMCn)

548 Slap is right about the "casserole".

It IS delicious. But it is a bread-lined casserole.

Best pizza I've had, including Greenwich Village?

Santarpio's Pizza. 113 N. Chelsea St., Boston, MA.

Bunch of old wiseguys, hardwood charcoal fired brick oven, sawdust on the floor, 40 minute line of people out the door, PIZZA HEAVEN.

Boston's Italians still coalesce into an identifiable social strata in many areas. The neighborhood that Santarpio's is in, is one of them.

Pizza as it was then, long ago. And and as it is now, today.

The Pizza, dude, well........ it abides.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 01:12 AM (RzZOc)

549
...It is a casserole.
Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 01:05 AM (16bOT)

****

Negative Ghost rider. The perception pattern is full.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 01:12 AM (cIoI4)

550
Oh wait, you just zinged me and I didn't even notice!

Stargate The Next Generation...oh you rascal!

Stargate: Universe is what I'm referring to.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:13 AM (SYMCn)

551 I heard Robert Carlyle and Stargate, and got confused for a moment... I mixed them up with Robert Preston and The Last Starfighter.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:13 AM (a5m3K)

552 504 Zombie, one of my roofing customers is a restorative archeologist. Many of his works are in the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

I've seen and touched the fossils he's working on, currently. Some of them are the original, natural bone, and not mineralized fossil.

He even has samples with original flesh on the millions of year old bones.

Posted by: Jim


That sounds like the kind of cool job I wish I had. Not this "secret agent" gig, which is getting boring.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:13 AM (K4YiS)

553 According to a guide, the pyramids in Egypt are 5007 years old. When he started the job, he was told they were 5000 years old, and that was seven years earlier, so
-------------

Visiting a sluice in Alaska, the guy running the place gave us pans and assured us that there was gold in there. "How do I know that", he asked, "because we put it in there."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 01:14 AM (F2IAQ)

554 The Horrible Bad Bad Teepee of Oppression and Cultural Genocide

Whoever can figure out how to replicate this phenomena nationwide will become a conservative saint.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:14 AM (JBzwC)

555 OK, morons help an 'ette out: I am thinking of buying a handgun tomorrow in the $300 - 450. range. For CC, target practice and also Burning Times.

Looking at Gander Mountains site, I see these three are praised: Smith and Wesson SD9 VE Handgun (9 MM Luger - $320.00 on sale)

Glock 42 6 round, .380 ACD $420.00

And Ruger LC95 7 rounds.

I am a strong 2nd amendment fan - but I have never owned a gun, never even held or fired a gun, know nothing at all about them - but I'm thinking more and more these days that I will regret my ignorance if I don't get one.

(I clearly need one I can take to the range and practice with, so bear that in mind.)
So are any of those good "starter" guns

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:15 AM (+XMAD)

556 Speaking of old things, Alberta, how is your arm?



And..., the TR?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 12:34 AM (F2IAQ)


Arm is healing. Cast has been off for three weeks, but it still gets sore at times. Feels like there has been some nerve damage, maybe. Slowly improving though.

Got the newly-made dashboard installed in the TR, and it looks pretty good. Made a wiring boo-boo on the wiper switch. It works, but its action is reversed. Full in is fast, one click out is slow, two clicks out, they park. But I left enough slack in the cable harness to it, that I can fix it without again removing the dash.
And the bastardized distributor that I built for it works. Popped it in the engine, and it fired up. Heading home tomorrow morning, because stuff needs to get done there, too. But I got my building permit for the house here in AJ, so I will return in a few weeks, and get some serious work done.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 01:15 AM (eenKj)

557
Robert Preston?

Rip Torn, you mean.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:16 AM (SYMCn)

558 28 Weeks Later also has some not-so-subtle US-bashing. I liked 28 Days Later despite its soldier-bashing, but I cannot give 28 Weeks Later the same pass.

Posted by: Thrawn at April 03, 2015 01:09 AM

Yeah, they laid it on pretty thick in 28 Weeks later. Lots of eye roll inducing stuff. "Yeah, I get it... you're making some statement and shit, can you knock it off for 5 minutes?" I could overlook that shit if they told a solid story, but it was just scenes conceived first, story written around them later. It didn't even have any internal logic.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 01:16 AM (tBSrv)

559
Welcome to AoS, Alzheimers of Spades HQ!

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:16 AM (SYMCn)

560 France used to be comprised of real men, once upon a time.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (JgC5a)

561 Prairie Fire the newsletter of The Weather Underground?

Interesting shit there. Eye opening stuff.

Kirkpatrick Sale wrote a huge history of the SDS that shows how it got to that point. Book is probably out of print though, but it's worth reading.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (oFCZn)

562 Robert Preston?

The 6th Beatle ... Play on Major Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (nSOh+)

563 Alberta - All sounds good.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (F2IAQ)

564 28 Days later? It was ok, I suppose, up to a point. That point largely being when it turned all rapey rape. FFS, just get back to the "zombie" shit already.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 01:18 AM (tBSrv)

565 518
Oh, and I recently looked up an independent place in Long Beach that's near me and supposedly has great pizza: Jovino's.



Seems good, but included in the list of toppings they offer is...



- cherries. (Not cherry tomatoes, *actual* cherries.)

- dried coconut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:02 AM (elbY7)


Chi-chi's Pizzeria is an old favorite from when I lived down that way. Sweet cheese in a pool of grease -- and, when I was a kid, the one in Canyon Country sliced their pizza into strips with one diameter cut and the rest cut perpendicular to it.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 01:19 AM (T1005)

566 Zombie.

Take a risk, and shoot me an email. Addy in nick.

I will make the connection for you.

Just FYI. He goes to South Dakota and Oklahoma digs, and digs. And then, does his arts.

The paleontologist community HATES HIM. Why? Because he out preforms them, out produces them and out sciences them all on a HIGH SCHOOL education.

You want to meet this guy. You want to e mail this guy.

Hell, you even want to meet his kids. They're in the groove, too.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 01:19 AM (RzZOc)

567 I am no longer capable of carrying-on with my particular brand of idiocy. It is at this point that I digress and fold into post-flu "treatment".

A.K.A. Soup, Water and Budweiser.

I'd also like to remind everyone of this brilliant post by Kevin Williamson:

http://tinyurl.com/oan99hq

G'Night, Ev'ry-Buddy!

*static*

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 01:19 AM (16bOT)

568 Alberta Oil Peon at April 03, 2015 01:15 AM (eenKj)

Hey! Stay healthy. Safe travel. Blessed Holiday.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at April 03, 2015 01:19 AM (nSOh+)

569 From my extensive experience with Brits, most of them do not know or care ...

Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:20 AM (PhNHa)

570 #555: I can relate. I'm also big on gun rights, but all I own is a .357 revolver. Which I, uh, totally lost in a tragic boating accident. So I should say "owned" as in past tense, not "own" as in present tense.

Yeah. And stuff.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:20 AM (a5m3K)

571 Stay frosty all. Out.

Posted by: ManWithNoParty, unperson from Free Market Jesus Paradise at April 03, 2015 01:20 AM (cIoI4)

572 Donna - The bad news is, you are not going to know how you feel about the gun until you spend some time with it.

The best idea is to find a Dealer/Range that will hold your hand, and let you try a few different guns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 03, 2015 01:20 AM (F2IAQ)

573 Chicago has great pizza, but none of that pizza is deep dish. An unspoken secret is that almost nobody from Chicago likes deep dish -- that's for tourists. Uno's, Due's and Malnatti's all tried to capitalize on "deep dish mania", but never really succeeded with the natives.

Chicago makes very respectable pizza, however. First in the "normal" category of thin crust with lots of toppings, and second, in what is my favorite category, the "stuffed" pizza. Top and bottom crust, with fillings baked in the middle (my favorite is spinach/garlic/onion/sausage).

My current favorite for both thin and stuffed is Piero's on the Northside. For thin crust only, it was John's in Addison, but I understand that they were bought by someone else a few years ago and aren't as good.


Posted by: A. Guy at April 03, 2015 01:21 AM (7oUgp)

574 #557: No, I'm thinking of The Music Man, himself.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:22 AM (a5m3K)

575 Good night, ColdBeer1 ... Be well, soonest; stay well, thereafter.

Posted by: Adriane the Critic ... at April 03, 2015 01:22 AM (nSOh+)

576
No, I'm thinking of The Music Man, himself.

I know...

I know.

Posted by: Soothsayer, Inc. -- The King Unwilling at April 03, 2015 01:23 AM (SYMCn)

577
(I clearly need one I can take to the range and practice with, so bear that in mind.)
So are any of those good "starter" guns
Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V.


More knowledgeable folk will undoubtedly pipe up, but most advice regarding first time gun ownership includes going to a firing range gun shop and renting a few of them. Look up on the internets for recommendations on Google or yelp *(yes, yes, they are all evil, but they have reviews for stores).

Don't buy a piece at first sight, just go and take the instruction session and rent a few out.

Alternately, look up at the NRA website a local handgun instructor.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:23 AM (JBzwC)

578 Donna &&&&&&


Go to Corneredcat.com.

Kathy Jackson's site. One of the top competitor's and instructors in the USA.

Read and read and read and read. There's 100's of pages there so it'll take you some time. A week or so.

Then, come back and ask again. You've asked good questions. You'll ask even better questions after reading her site.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 01:23 AM (RzZOc)

579 @Donna of that list if you are planning to carry it the LC9. If it's going in the nightstand the sd9ve.

Posted by: blaster at April 03, 2015 01:24 AM (amMYN)

580 Yes, there's trouble, right here in River City, with a capital T, and that rhymes with P, and that stands for Progressives.

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:24 AM (a5m3K)

581 I have a periodical from 1911 (found itmwhile cleaning out my parent's house. It's called "The World' Work ". interesting stuff in it, but the one that really gets me chuckling is an editorial on "The Progressive Programme. Here's a sample:


In general therefore, the Progrssive programme is therefore a programme to the undue influence of corporations and special classes in government and in its benefits. It represents the economical and political revolt of the masses.

And, as a machinery to make this revolt successful, the Progressives are working everywhere for the initiative, the referendum, and the recall. The demand for these is, perhaps, the most characteristic mark of the Progressive movement.

The movement has now clearly has the right of waybin public discussion and it is the strongest moral force in our present polical life. Every man. herefore, who looks before and after -- who knows his history, or even even has a memory, and who knows the inevitable ebb of every possible tidd -- prays for wise and conservative leadership of this new, rising, strong righteous forcein our political life. It can easily wreck itself by too great haste or by too rapid changes. It can wreck itself on too impetuous leadreship. It can wreck itself by indulgase in the spirit of revenge.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 03, 2015 01:24 AM (Qx5um)

582 560 France used to be comprised of real men, once upon a time.
Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (JgC5a)

Most died in the trenches in WWI.

WWI was the evil that really started Western Civilization on its' long skid.

Different country, but Mark Steyn noted once that children who was maybe 5 or 6 at the time of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1900 survived into the 1970's. Would they have ever imagined the proud and powerful (not to say arrogant) nation they were born in would turn into the sad, shabby, strike-ridden UK of the '70's? (It goes without saying they'd shit if they could see the place now. 10,000 girls raped by Muslims in Rotherdam and nobody does much of anything? Not many real men in Britain either.)

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:25 AM (+XMAD)

583 I have a periodical from 1911 (found it while cleaning out my parent's house. It's called "The World' Work ". Interesting stuff in it, but the one that really gets me chuckling is an editorial on "The Progressive Programme. Here's a sample:


In general therefore, the Progrssive programme is therefore a programme to the undue influence of corporations and special classes in government and in its benefits. It represents the economical and political revolt of the masses.

And, as a machinery to make this revolt successful, the Progressives are working everywhere for the initiative, the referendum, and the recall. The demand for these is, perhaps, the most characteristic mark of the Progressive movement.

The movement has now clearly has the right of waybin public discussion and it is the strongest moral force in our present polical life. Every man. herefore, who looks before and after -- who knows his history, or even even has a memory, and who knows the inevitable ebb of every possible tidd -- prays for wise and conservative leadership of this new, rising, strong righteous forcein our political life. It can easily wreck itself by too great haste or by too rapid changes. It can wreck itself on too impetuous leadreship. It can wreck itself by indulgase in the spirit of revenge.

Posted by: bergerbilder at April 03, 2015 01:25 AM (Qx5um)

584 Hasta la nite nite, Horde.

My get up n' go has got up n' went.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at April 03, 2015 01:26 AM (RzZOc)

585 France used to be comprised of real men, once upon a time.

Posted by: Thor's feather duster at April 03, 2015 01:17 AM (JgC5a)


Two and a half centuries of head-chopping by Jacobin psychos plus a series of lost wars can contribute to that.

The double whammy of loosing your finest in the two World Wars is what led many of these otherwise conservative leaning countries to go full Prog nuts.

Hell, many of these countries went from banning almost all pornography to technically having kiddy porn be legal (they've since thankfully stepped back a wee bit on that).

Of course, ODing on the welfare state didn't help that out much.

Posted by: The Anti-Jacobin Hat at April 03, 2015 01:28 AM (0Ew3K)

586 Thanks for the feedback, Morons.

Yeah, it's probably a good idea to do some reading, go to a range, ask questions, get some instruction before buying.

But those 3 three sort of jumped out at me as being good guns to start with.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:29 AM (+XMAD)

587 Nite, Jim-san

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:29 AM (JBzwC)

588 France had become what they hate most...

...irrelevant.

Posted by: Unknown Comic at April 03, 2015 01:29 AM (16bOT)

589 Good night, Jim!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:30 AM (a5m3K)

590 The oldest thing(s) I own? Probably two issues of Scientific American from 1874, one of which describes the invention of an ice-making machine.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at April 03, 2015 01:32 AM (CO0Ee)

591 I guess I'd better think about hitting the sack before this song becomes an accurate description of me...

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

Good night, everyone!

Posted by: Prothonotary Warbler at April 03, 2015 01:34 AM (a5m3K)

592 Oldest think I own is a Penny Black.

Posted by: The Philatelic Hat at April 03, 2015 01:35 AM (0Ew3K)

593 566 Zombie.

Take a risk, and shoot me an email. Addy in nick.

I will make the connection for you.


I'll add it to my "maybe" list. My main problem is the permanent and irrevocable cleavage between my online identities and my real-world life. The only way I've been able to broach it in the past was by inserting myself into a previously identified situation as a different person, so that no one involved knows I was and am "zombie." It can be tricky!

The funniest example of that is that I met and had a long conversation with Victor Davis Hanson, who is my "stablemate" over at Pajamas Media -- but I never once revealed to him that I was "zombie" nor that our meeting was not an accident -- he just thought I was some alarmingly well-informed fan. He still doesn't know that he once met me -- or rather that I arranged things so that we would meet.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:36 AM (K4YiS)

594 What did our Universe "come from?" Matter and energy, never created nor destroyed, come from "something." What is that?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill


I think the current hypothesis is quantum foam, quantum particles popping in and out of existence. Just exactly what 'out of existence' *is* they don't say apart from the many worlds/string theory.

The best I've been able to grok it's a akin to the old 0 = 1 + ( -1 ) = 0 formula.

We're in the +1 and/or -1 world.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 01:36 AM (JBzwC)

595 573 Chicago has great pizza, but none of that pizza is deep dish. An unspoken secret is that almost nobody from Chicago likes deep dish -- that's for tourists. Uno's, Due's and Malnatti's all tried to capitalize on "deep dish mania", but never really succeeded with the natives.

Yes, yes, yes. The best pizza I have ever had in Chicago is thin crust.

And Milwaukee has some excellent pizza as well - Chicago is close enough and enough Italians settled here to have good pizza. I recommend Zaffiro's - a hole in the wall that's been around since the '50's and it's great if you are a traditionalist like me. Sausage, mushrooms and onions are the pizza holy trinity as far as I'm concerned, although I'll accept pepperoni and black olives if you insist.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:36 AM (+XMAD)

596 495
(i.e. that the Earth was on the order of billions of years old, and that continents and tectonic plates moved and crashed into each other. Prior to Lyell, most people assumed the age of the earth could be measured in thousands of years, or at most in the low millions).

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 12:55 AM (K4YiS)



Lyell didn't discover tectonic plates, though. The theory of "continental drift" was first proposed by Alfred Wegener around 1915. It was largely ignored and/or ridiculed for decades, until sonar mapping of the ocean floors began in the 1950s and 60s. Once the Mid-Atlantic Ridge was fully mapped, it was hard to deny.

Another thing I find amusing: In the 18th Century, there was a debate between the theories of "catastrophism" and "gradualism". The catastrophists tended towards Biblical explanations like the Flood, while the new scientific geologists preferred slower explanations like uplift, sedimentation, volcanism, and so forth. The gradualists won the day.

But then in the modern era, evidence was discovered of huge asteroid and comet impacts, which suddenly and radically changed conditions on Earth. I think that geologists have an instinctive revulsion to such ideas. Great impacts resemble An Smiting By The Angry Hand Of God.

But to astronomers, considering the solar system as a whole, which is teeming with debris and rubble, the occasional SMOD *is* gradualism. It's no more troubling than shifting grains of sand on a beach.

Posted by: rickl at April 03, 2015 01:37 AM (sdi6R)

597 I look at it this way. I believe in an all Powerful God that created the Heavens and the Earth. He could also create contradictions in physical evidence.

My Faith tells me this planet is actually young. My Faith also tells me that knowing the exact age of the universe or this planet makes no difference in my daily life.

As an afterthought we need some sciency type to calculate the exact weight of the moon. Now that would have everyday applications that could save humanity from itself.

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 03, 2015 01:39 AM (wQ7l/)

598
heheheh eh heheh... zombie said "cleavage'... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at April 03, 2015 01:40 AM (tBSrv)

599 Two and a half centuries of head-chopping by Jacobin psychos plus a series of lost wars can contribute to that.

But did the political head-choppings continue after the tables turned on Robespierre in what, 1794, or so? The Jacobins were not around for 2 and a half centuries - they consumed themselves in the Revolution.

I thought the head-chopping in the 19th and 20th centuries was more the killing of common criminals than killing for political purposes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:41 AM (+XMAD)

600 #518 Dino's in Burbank.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at April 03, 2015 01:41 AM (XO6WW)

601 598


heheheh eh heheh... zombie said "cleavage'... heheheh

Posted by: beavis at April 03, 2015 01:40 AM (tBSrv)


Heh. Reminds me of one of the jokes in the Callahan books -- a woman is described as "spathic".

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 01:42 AM (T1005)

602 So the fossil record was created to confuse us and/or test our faith?

Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:42 AM (PhNHa)

603 Maet, thank you for the photo from Kenya. It gets immensely frustrating seeing what our society has become and seemingly impossible to resolve given the looters outnumber us and the votes are equal and the mind wanders to dark places.

But a picture is worth a thousand words, and however this all plays out, Americans can't be the ones who do that.

Posted by: Methos at April 03, 2015 01:43 AM (ZbV+0)

604 Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 03, 2015 01:39 AM (wQ7l/)

I look at it this way. Stellar formation takes billions of years. God created the Sun on the later half of the first day (night, then morning). God clearly wasn't working on a human calender or conception of time here. Why would He? He pre-existed the Sun that we base our calenders on.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 03, 2015 01:43 AM (J+mig)

605 But did the political head-choppings continue after the tables turned on Robespierre in what, 1794, or so? The Jacobins were not around for 2 and a half centuries - they consumed themselves in the Revolution.

I thought the head-chopping in the 19th and 20th centuries was more the killing of common criminals than killing for political purposes.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:41 AM (+XMAD)


The modern Left are the intellectual decedents of the Jacobins. While the Jacobins themselves ate their own, their intellectual spawn include Marx, Engeles, trade-unionists, anarchists, Communists, fascists, Progressives, NAZIs, &c.

Worship of the collective, with the select re-ordering society to create a utopia by abolishing some boogie-man by immanentizing the eschaton.

Posted by: The Burkean Hat at April 03, 2015 01:45 AM (0Ew3K)

606 You may not be interested in geology, but geology is interested in you ...

Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:45 AM (PhNHa)

607 602
So the fossil record was created to confuse us and/or test our faith?

Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:42 AM (PhNHa)

That is one Theory of Young Earth Creationists. I do not particularly believe in it nor do I discount it.
How is that for standing on both sides of the fence?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 03, 2015 01:47 AM (wQ7l/)

608 Posted by: The Burkean Hat at April 03, 2015 01:45 AM (0Ew3K)

Yes, but that's not just France or even primarily France then, that's Western Civ as a whole...which is not good news

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:47 AM (+XMAD)

609 Yes, but that's not just France or even primarily France then, that's Western Civ as a whole...which is not good news

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:47 AM (+XMAD)


Exactly.

Posted by: The Burkean Hat at April 03, 2015 01:48 AM (0Ew3K)

610 Perfect - encapsulates the difference between faith and science ...

Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:48 AM (PhNHa)

611 Oldest thing (analyzed) - Jack Hill zircons in matrix (alluvial!). It is from Australia. Kinda ugly and hard to see. Maybe 4.3 - 4.6 billion yrs?

Posted by: stonecutter at April 03, 2015 01:51 AM (t+E9p)

612 Lyell didn't discover tectonic plates, though. The theory of "continental drift" was first proposed by Alfred Wegener around 1915.
Posted by: rickl


True, true.

I guess he suggested continental uplift without going the whole hog of suggesting that the continents were floating around on gigantic motile islands. But he was close to having that concept.

I'm thinking specifically of how Darwin was right there on the beach in Chile during the incredible 1835 earthquake, and saw with his own eyes how the sea bed rose about 20 feet as a result of the quake, leaving mussels still alive clinging to freshly exposed (formerly undersea) rocks 20 feet in the air. He realized in a flash that this was how the Andes had formed, over countless millions of years, and he thought to himself, "Lyell was right!" It was this incident, BTW, even more than going to the Galapagos the following year, which convinced him the evolution was possible (because it confirmed that there was enough time for evolution to have occurred, which in that era was one of the main scientific arguments against it).

Anyway, now we know that the 1835 quake (and all later Valdivia quakes) were due to tectonic plates subducting; but you're right, no one quite knew that at that time.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:51 AM (K4YiS)

613 Why would He? He pre-existed the Sun that we base our calenders on.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 03, 2015 01:43 AM (J+mig)

Play the advocate of the opposite. Why would he not?

Posted by: Luap Nor's last brain cell at April 03, 2015 01:51 AM (wQ7l/)

614 Memorial pizza GoFundMe now over $473K. Will they hit a half mill?

Posted by: Fox2! at April 03, 2015 01:52 AM (brIR5)

615 half a mil for being the target of some gotcha reporterette.

(I'll bet Alyssa's burning right now. hahahahahah)

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 03, 2015 01:54 AM (zRby/)

616 Gotta call it a night all. Happy weekend. Thanks yet again to everyone for the fantastic support and chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 03, 2015 01:54 AM (elbY7)

617 re: 612

I guess he suggested continental uplift
=
I guess LYELL suggested continental uplift

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 01:54 AM (K4YiS)

618 Good night horde.

Posted by: Donna &&&&&& V. (brandishing ampersands) at April 03, 2015 01:57 AM (+XMAD)

619 I've got a Chinese cast bronze knife or spear point. By the patina and the corrosion/flaking at the edges it's got to be older than me at least, maybe older.

If it's a fake it's a very well done one.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at April 03, 2015 01:59 AM (zRby/)

620 Greetings Horde,

Where can I find the big jpg of Obambi in the NR article in the sidebar?
Maybe the peeps cube, I think?

A 'ron mentioned The Fox Hole in Orlando outside of the NTC.
How about Sorrento's piizaria on Primrose Ave was/is 5 stars!

Have a great weekend Horde!

Posted by: Lost Tom Servo at April 03, 2015 02:02 AM (C/PGw)

621 Where can I find the big jpg of Obambi in the NR article in the sidebar?
Maybe the peeps cube, I think?
Posted by: Lost Tom Servo


This article, "Kevin D. Williamson: The War on the Private Mind"?

That's a Superman comic cover of Lex Luthor by artist Glen Orbik.
tinyurl.com/lrgkc3j

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:11 AM (JBzwC)

622 ..and I'm guessing it's not to represent Obama. It's meant to represent Williamson since his NRO pic is less than ... heroic?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:14 AM (JBzwC)

623 First acknowledged King of All England was Alfred the Great. There was one other Saxon king prior to Alfred who claimed the title, but IIRC the other Saxon kingdoms didn't acknowledge his overlordship. I'm not exactly sure why people tend to think English history begins with the Battle of Hastings, but it overlooks a great deal of very interesting Saxon history.

And in further proof that I'm a nerd, the oldest thing I own apart from rocks and arrowheads is a pen carved from bogwood. Possibly the coolest thing I got for Christmas this year.

Also, the bluebonnets are really starting to crank up. Here's hoping the peach crop will be just as plentiful--Lord knows the farmers have had some terribly lean years since the drought of '11 hit.

Hate to comment and run, but I really ought to attempt to sleep sooner than later. Night, all.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 02:23 AM (iuQS7)

624
Hate to comment and run, but I really ought to attempt to sleep sooner than later. Night, all.
Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe


And just when I was going to question the historical appreciation of Aethelred the Unready ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:27 AM (JBzwC)

625 I fear not your exuberance and passion. I have come to rely on it. You don't scare me.



What I fear is your whirlwind of emotion taking hold when your sacred honor should shine.



I fear not for myself, but for the enemy more. I can take that to my heart and hold to it like a babe to a Mother.



I also fear for you, should this flame become a blowtorch.



Don't let it consume you.

Posted by: ColdBeer1 (Slap) (T) at April 03, 2015 12:20 AM (16bOT)


naw.

I'm just a critter like anyone else.

Most of what I post is venting and bluster. I mean no harm. In fact, it's my life's work to reduce harm.

It's easy to be: violent/selfish et al.

what it aint easy to to is be forgiving and selfless and knd. That's what I try to be every day.It's slow and hard earned. And maybe I'll never get there but I'm trying.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 02:29 AM (Qgr71)

626 Oldest thing I own is an 1883 Morgan Dollar. For a family with such a long and traceable history, we're really, really bad at not having the heavy hand of the State take everything we own.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 03, 2015 02:32 AM (J+mig)

627 And just when I was going to question the historical appreciation of Aethelred the Unready ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:27 AM (JBzwC)

I thought Cnut was the first big cheese?

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2015 02:33 AM (j7iSn)

628 I am so pissed-off at the amount of half-assed broken shit I'm supposed to keep functional that I could just 'splode.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 02:35 AM (T1005)

629 And just when I was going to question the historical appreciation of Aethelred the Unready ...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:27 AM (JBzwC)


HA! One of my favorite lines from the Horrible Histories Prom: "Thousands gather for this royal variety performance in which a variety of royals will perform. King Aethelred the Unready totally forgets what day the concert's on."

Actually, though, Aethelred Unraed means "Aethelred the Ill-advised"--and he was. But then, I suppose every country has at least one spectacularly bad ruler the people would rather forget afterward... as we happen to be learning to our sorrow.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 02:37 AM (iuQS7)

630 167 152: Emmanuelle Béart http://tinyurl.com/p9dqcxy

Posted by: bill-o at April 03, 2015 02:40 AM (AWwDY)

631 167 152: Emmanuelle Béart http://tinyurl.com/p9dqcxy

Posted by: bill-o at April 03, 2015 02:40 AM (AWwDY)

632 I thought Cnut was the first big cheese?
Posted by: BignJames


Cnut = big Anglo-Scavi cheese, no doubt.

But I'm wondering why AEtheal got such a big shade. He invented the 12-member peer jury (or mebbe just his advisers suggested it, but still... )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:41 AM (JBzwC)

633 I have Windows Home Server 2011.....and it recently decided to stop backing up all associated computers. Just because. Didn't bother telling anyone. Also, it's decided that its monitor doesn't work -- normally used in headless mode, so it's no big deal....unless you're trying to debug some of its essential functionality like backing up associated computers.....



Oh, and BTW -- you can't have multiple backup disks and each disk is limited to 2T, 'cause that's what NASA uses for their Crays -- IN THE PAST. Now, of course, 2T is $90 at Fry's.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 02:41 AM (T1005)

634 My wife has milled sixpence dating from Elizabethan times, 1564. I have a stone from Troy, 1200 B.C. That's when Hector was a pup.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2015 02:41 AM (ZbCKc)

635 I thought Cnut was the first big cheese?

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2015 02:33 AM (j7iSn)


Well, yes and no--he did unify the Danelaw with the rest of England, but a) he was a Viking and b) he came after Alfred.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 02:45 AM (iuQS7)

636 why AEtheal got such a big shade

He tried to buy peace with the Vikings. It worked about as well as you'd expect it to--that is to say, not at all. But you're right, he certainly wasn't all bad.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 02:47 AM (iuQS7)

637

The Oldest thing I own is a real Paleolithic hand-axe, given to me by a real anthropologist.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 03, 2015 02:47 AM (FlRtG)

638 637




The Oldest thing I own is a real Paleolithic hand-axe, given to me by a real anthropologist.





Posted by: Arbalest at April 03, 2015 02:47 AM (FlRtG)


Is that the same real as "El Camino Real"?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 02:49 AM (T1005)

639

Is that the same real as "El Camino Real"?


No, it's really a Paleolithic hand-ax.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 03, 2015 02:50 AM (FlRtG)

640 634
I have a stone from Troy, 1200 B.C. That's when Hector was a pup.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 03, 2015 02:41 AM (ZbCKc)



Vic was Hector's mentor, no doubt.

Posted by: rickl at April 03, 2015 02:50 AM (sdi6R)

641 He tried to buy peace with the Vikings. It worked about as well as you'd expect it to--that is to say, not at all. But you're right, he certainly wasn't all bad.
Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe


Yeah, you put it that way...

No, thanks for your reply! I've had the feeling that he's had the Richard III treatment foisted upon him.

(still, stupid Vikings, stupid naive Angles )

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:51 AM (JBzwC)

642
First acknowledged King of All England was Alfred the Great.
Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe




That's my boy!

Posted by: Athelstan


Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at April 03, 2015 02:53 AM (kdS6q)

643 639




Is that the same real as "El Camino Real"?





No, it's really a Paleolithic hand-ax.



Posted by: Arbalest at April 03, 2015 02:50 AM (FlRtG)


*rolls eyes* Fine, be that way. Where is it from? Which old-stone-age culture?

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 02:53 AM (T1005)

644 The Oldest thing I own is a real Paleolithic hand-axe, given to me by a real anthropologist.

Posted by: Arbalest


Did he give it to your head before you took it from him?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 02:55 AM (JBzwC)

645 I have a paver stone from Pompeii. Its about 4"x 6", and I have some of the mosaic tile pieces. I have some Egyptian beads from around 1300BC. Those are the only ancient artifact type man made things I have. The Pompeii paver is pretty cool, amazing to see how good it was made for back then.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 02:56 AM (FMbng)

646

Where is it from? Which old-stone-age culture?

Not sure. I was 8 or 9 when he gave it to me, and that was very long ago.



Did he give it to your head before you took it from him?

No, he simply "handed" it to me.

Posted by: Arbalest at April 03, 2015 02:59 AM (FlRtG)

647 That QOTD tweet by Iowahawk really cuts to the chase. He can look at the same info as the rest of us, and extract a profound point out of it in 140 characters or less.

I wish I had that talent. I can see why he basically quit blogging and moved to the twitterverse.

Oh, and the gofundme is about to crack a cool half mil any moment now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 03, 2015 02:59 AM (7prSY)

648 I need to study the period more, honestly, weft. It does seem, though, that Aethelred's gotten a worse rap than he deserved--though I'd say less Richard III and more Neville Chamberlain. (It's interesting reading the Queen Mum's letters from around the time Chamberlain made his infamous deal... the royal family were deeply grateful to him because they really thought he'd averted conflict. They had no idea that Hitler had no intention of keeping his word.)

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 03:02 AM (iuQS7)

649 One of the most amazing audio recordings ever made was of a woman named Lyndall Albury in a tiny shack on Abaco Island in the Bahamas in 1965.

The backstory is that in 1776, some American colonists loyal to the British crown fled American soil when it became apparent that the revolutionaries were going to win and found a new nation. The Loyalists feared (or some of them feared, at least) that they would be massacred. So, many hundreds of them decamped to the nearest British-owned soil they could find -- the Bahamas.

They settled there in what became isolated white enclaves in what otherwise were islands mostly populated by blacks. And their isolation became even more extreme as the decades and centuries rolled by.

So in 1965 some ethnologists showed up and discovered these strange all-white British loyalists still living on Abaco and still thinking that 1776 had happened practically yesterday. The American Revolution (which they had opposed) was still intensely fresh in their worldview, and they still thought of themselves as Britons living out in the colonies.

So in this context, the ethnologists asked one of them to sing a song. Remember, this was 1965, in the Bahamas (the same year the Beatles filmed "Help" there, interestingly), and if you had asked any other young woman in the world that year to just sing the first song that popped into her head, she would have sung "Ticket to Ride" or "Yesterday" or maybe something by the Rolling Stones.

But no. Lyndall Albury, a young Abacan Loyalist in 1965 was still living in 1776 in her head, so this is the song she uncorked for the microphone -- a parable about King Canute that had been a drinking song in the American colonies back in the 1770s, and which she knew casually by heart:

"King Canute had courtiers, many a one,
And flatterers not a few,
And they told to Canute that under the sun
There was nought that he could not do.

Then out spake King Canute, "Quite well I know
Monarch and King are we
Wend you with me to the beach below,
We will gaze on that glorious sea."

To the beach below he royally strode,
And sat himself on the sand,
And he cried to the billows, as onward they rode,
"Hasten back! It is my command."

Yet onward rolling on the billows came,
Stopping not in their rage,
Scornfully flinging their angry foam
In the monarch's blushing face.

Then up rose the king with scorn on his brow,
As the billows rushed by his chair,
And he cried to his courtiers, still whispering low,
Full of shame and contrition there:

"Go, flatterers, go ye hence, go away, begone,
Wiser be from this day,
Mark you this lesson: there is but one
Whom the winds and the waves obey!"

-----

For some reason I can't find the recording anywhere online, but it's worth seeking out -- haunting, unforgettable. Especially if you know the backstory.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:04 AM (K4YiS)

650 For some reason I can't find the recording anywhere online, but it's worth seeking out -- haunting, unforgettable. Especially if you know the backstory.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:04 AM

Sounds like the basis for Benchley's "The Island".

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 03:08 AM (tBSrv)

651 So in 1965 some ethnologists showed up and discovered these strange all-white British loyalists still living on Abaco and still thinking that 1776 had happened practically yesterday. The American Revolution (which they had opposed) was still intensely fresh in their worldview, and they still thought of themselves as Britons living out in the colonies.


Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:04 AM (K4YiS)


I would like to time travel 200 years into the future just to see if there wasn't an enclave of American leftists living on some rotting barge off the coast of cuba with a similar story.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 03:14 AM (FMbng)

652 Well, yes and no--he did unify the Danelaw with the rest of England, but a) he was a Viking and b) he came after Alfred.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 02:45 AM (iuQS7)


Spricaþ Ænglisc oþþe ácwilaþ

Posted by: Ælfrēd se Grēata at April 03, 2015 03:17 AM (0Ew3K)

653 (It's interesting reading the Queen Mum's letters from around the time Chamberlain made his infamous deal... the royal family were deeply grateful to him because they really thought he'd averted conflict. They had no idea that Hitler had no intention of keeping his word.)
Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe


HAH! So cool. Thanks. It was just a shot in the dark.

Cheers!

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 03:17 AM (JBzwC)

654 Sounds like the basis for Benchley's "The Island".
Posted by: otho


Wow, I saw the film version of that book, back in the day. I had totally forgotten about it until now! I actually quite liked it at the time -- though just now I'm reading the online reviews, and it was considered a box office flop. I think I saw it in a repertory theater several years after it came out.

But yes, the plot -- a band of pirates surviving as an isolated society on a Caribbean island for centuries -- is quite similar to the real story of the Loyalist colonists on Abaco. Maybe that's what inspired him.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:17 AM (K4YiS)

655 I would like to time travel 200 years into the future just to see if there wasn't an enclave of American leftists living on some rotting barge off the coast of cuba with a similar story.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


And it'd be extra cool if they had evolved gills like Kevin Costner!

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:19 AM (K4YiS)

656 Lyndall Albury died in 2001. There was an album of her songs connected to research about her "tribe" in the Bahamas, if you search by her name you'll find tons of links, mostly dead but there may be something out there.

The album / source is called "The Real Bahamas, Volume II". I'm not 100% sure it was distributed significantly. It might be a rarity. eBay has them on LP and CD.

Unfortunately, all the music sites trawl each other for info to post on stuff they don't have, so there are a lot of blank links out there.

There is a different song, "The Little Black Mustache," at http://www.furiousmusic.co.uk/?p=333

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at April 03, 2015 03:32 AM (bLnSU)

657 One of the things that is very interesting about the Memories Pizza page.....there are a huge amount of anonymous donors. People who are willing to put their money where their mouth is....but are unwilling to put up with the utter bullshit of harassment in the public sphere. I'm sure the SJW are taking the entirely wrong lesson from this -- that they have silenced the masses.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 03:35 AM (T1005)

658 Welp, trying to reply to Hat in OE is giving me 500 errors, so I'd best sign off for real this time. Always enjoy talking history on the ONT! Night!

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at April 03, 2015 03:38 AM (iuQS7)

659 Wow, doing some research now on the weirdness of Abaco. Basic info here:

http://www.redcoat.me.uk/bahamas.htm

Exerpt:

"So when Britain was given little other choice but to exchange Florida for the Bahamas at the Treaty of Versailles in 1783, she was able to offer approx eight thousand displaced American Loyalists (who also had few other options) vacant land grants throughout the islands.

Those from New York mainly chose to settle in the Abaco Islands/Harbour Island area, whereas those from Florida (many originating from the Carolinas & Georgia) settled in most of the other islands.

Later another sixteen hundred followed them there after they had tasted anarchy in the new USA.

However these days there is only about a half dozen or so towns where this is still obvious. The most notable are Marsh Harbour on Great Abaco Island with Bahamas's highest proportion of whites (50%), New Plymouth on Green Turtle Cay, Man-o-war Cay and Hope town on Elbow Cay all just east of Great Abaco Island. Dunmore Town on Harbour Island and Spanish Wells are both just off the north of Eleuthera Island and George Town is on Great Exuma Island.

These towns were all founded under difficult circumstances by Americans who had suffered grievously for resisting the insurgents forced break with the Motherland and then had to endure the island's primitive conditions while tented in vast refugee camps at Carleton as the process of deciding who got what took place.

The clapboard sided homes they built still stand resembling the saltbox cottages of New England, with their pastel coloured sides and surrounding white picket fences, where life remains charmingly old fashioned, gentle, detached from the outside world and somewhat frozen in time...."

As late as 1971 they still felt so connected to England that they refused to join the rest of the Bahamas in becoming an independent nation! The residents of Abaco insisted that they remain under British rule, and took their case all the way to Parliament in London -- but were turned down!

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:38 AM (K4YiS)

660 And it'd be extra cool if they had evolved gills like Kevin Costner!

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:19 AM (K4YiS)


Not sure there would be evolution of any kind with them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 03:45 AM (FMbng)

661 Not sure there would be evolution of any kind with them.

OK, so fur & flippers ... aka Galapagos, by Kurt Vonnegut ...

Posted by: Adriane the Literary Critic ... at April 03, 2015 03:47 AM (nSOh+)

662 656 Lyndall Albury died in 2001. There was an album of her songs connected to research about her "tribe" in the Bahamas, if you search by her name you'll find tons of links, mostly dead but there may be something out there.

The album / source is called "The Real Bahamas, Volume II". I'm not 100% sure it was distributed significantly. It might be a rarity. eBay has them on LP and CD.

Unfortunately, all the music sites trawl each other for info to post on stuff they don't have, so there are a lot of blank links out there.

There is a different song, "The Little Black Mustache," at http://www.furiousmusic.co.uk/?p=333
Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith


Nice! "Little Black Mustache" was recorded in the same session as "King Cnute."

The aspect that fascinates me the most is her accent. Linguists consider the accent of the White Abacans as a time capsule of what the accent of Americans was like in the 1770s and 1780s, still preserved unchanged. And you can hear it in her singing -- the astounding moment when a British accent is transitioning to an American accent, but stuck halfway there, not quite fully one or the other.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:47 AM (K4YiS)

663 Wow, I saw the film version of that book, back in the day. I had totally forgotten about it until now! I actually quite liked it at the time -- though just now I'm reading the online reviews, and it was considered a box office flop. I think I saw it in a repertory theater several years after it came out. But yes, the plot -- a band of pirates surviving as an isolated society on a Caribbean island for centuries -- is quite similar to the real story of the Loyalist colonists on Abaco. Maybe that's what inspired him.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:17 AM

Haha! Glad you liked it. Wonderfully bad and over the top. Michael Caine vs David Warner chewing scenery like they're starving. Full of totally WTF? moments. They're scouring the caribbean, raiding modern vessels in sailing ships, in full buccaneer get up. Great line from the CG helicopter crew on the radio- "They're pirates! They're DRESSED as pirates!" I don't know what they were smoking, but it was strong shit.

Posted by: otho at April 03, 2015 03:58 AM (tBSrv)

664 And it'd be extra cool if they had evolved gills like Kevin Costner!

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:19 AM (K4YiS)


Not sure there would be evolution of any kind with them.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 03:45 AM (FMbng)


On the contrary:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRguZr0xCOc

Posted by: Are We Not Hats? at April 03, 2015 04:02 AM (0Ew3K)

665 ah... training foreign troops ain't easy.

Pay attention to the following:

"hey! fucknuckle! STOP!
the fuck are you doing?
thumbs! safe semit auto where's yours?
you have no fucking idea.
you a fucking monkey? because monkeys have thumbs
they can flip between auto and semi can you?
Now you've self ID'd
Clear and clean.

WTF is this?!
half mag prior to an assualt?
Are ya fucking retarded? or just looking to get everyone killed?
Lemme see your b kit,

C'mere dumbass.

That tree.

hug it.

no fucker. Invert and upside-down climb it. I'll tell you when your done.

Idiot"

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 04:02 AM (Qgr71)

666 Now?

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at April 03, 2015 04:02 AM (0Ew3K)

667 Are We Not Hats?

If you cut us, do we not split in half?

If you knock us, does not the head get cold without us?

Posted by: Adriane the Haberdashery Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:05 AM (nSOh+)

668 The Devils Wears Stetson!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Haberdashery Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:06 AM (nSOh+)

669 The aspect that fascinates me the most is her accent. Linguists consider the accent of the White Abacans as a time capsule of what the accent of Americans was like in the 1770s and 1780s, still preserved unchanged. And you can hear it in her singing -- the astounding moment when a British accent is transitioning to an American accent, but stuck halfway there, not quite fully one or the other.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:47 AM (K4YiS)


That is pretty cool. I always wondered what they actually sounded like back then.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 04:07 AM (FMbng)

670 The Devils Wears Stetson!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Haberdashery Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:06 AM (nSOh+)


Biden wears a beanie...

Posted by: The Political Haberdashery at April 03, 2015 04:07 AM (0Ew3K)

671 The aspect that fascinates me the most is her accent. Linguists consider the accent of the White Abacans as a time capsule of what the accent of Americans was like in the 1770s and 1780s, still preserved unchanged. And you can hear it in her singing -- the astounding moment when a British accent is transitioning to an American accent, but stuck halfway there, not quite fully one or the other.

Posted by: zombie at April 03, 2015 03:47 AM (K4YiS)


That is pretty cool. I always wondered what they actually sounded like back then.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 03, 2015 04:07 AM (FMbng)


There's still the Tangiers Island dialect, which is closest to Elizabethan English:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upKqzxuJ5L4

Posted by: The Elizabethan Hat at April 03, 2015 04:11 AM (0Ew3K)

672 So the fossil record was created to confuse us and/or test our faith?


Posted by: Joe at April 03, 2015 01:42 AM (PhNHa)

------------------------

That is one Theory of Young Earth Creationists. I do not particularly believe in it nor do I discount it.


/facepalm

If you think YECs believe that, you're really not trying to find their best argument at all.

Posted by: ConserativeMonster at April 03, 2015 04:14 AM (+2//H)

673 my 20 minutes of break is up and Twinkies.

Fn love me some Twinkies.

Thing about pushing troops/training is you have to have the wisdom to spot that 1 guy. That one who can be better than you.

it's like fishin.

Posted by: TangoNne at April 03, 2015 04:14 AM (Qgr71)

674 The worst day fishin is still better than the best day listening to hipster snobs celebrating you losing yer job ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:19 AM (nSOh+)

675 The worst day fishin is still better than the best day listening to hipster snobs celebrating you losing yer job ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:19 AM (nSOh+)


The best day fishing is not as good as hipsters suffering Candiru after a trip to get all close to nature in the Amazon...

Posted by: The Ironic Hat, heh at April 03, 2015 04:23 AM (0Ew3K)

676 674
The worst day fishin is still better than the best day listening to hipster snobs celebrating you losing yer job ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:19 AM (nSOh+)




I would love for Tim Cook to lose his job -- not for being gay, but for being an insufferable arrogant SJW douchebag -- and be replaced by Brendan Eich.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 04:24 AM (T1005)

677 I would love for Tim Cook to lose his job -- not for being gay, but for being an insufferable arrogant SJW douchebag -- and be replaced by Brendan Eich.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 04:24 AM (T1005)


A little mood music?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ao-Sahfy7Hg

Posted by: Head like a Hat at April 03, 2015 04:29 AM (0Ew3K)

678 Tim Cook being replaced by Brendan Eich would be fitting justice and logical, hence impossible in this reality.

Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at April 03, 2015 04:30 AM (4pjhs)

679 the same people who complain this is a violation of the pizza places right to discriminate against gays also were upset when the supreme ruled sodomy laws against gays but not used against heterosexuals violated equal protection clause because gay people were not entitled to civil rights. I am old enough to remember the christian fundamental fascists used the same arguments that is was in the bible so inter-racial marriage should be illegal that they now use against gay marriage!

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:30 AM (wtLXj)

680 >>do NOT . . . complain about ONT content

Hello. I'd like to complain about ONT content *zap*

Posted by: m at April 03, 2015 04:31 AM (WIUGG)

681 678
Tim Cook being replaced by Brendan Eich would be fitting justice and logical, hence impossible in this reality.


Posted by: Gmac - Driving into the future from the past at April 03, 2015 04:30 AM (4pjhs)



If only there were a place to sign up.....

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 04:34 AM (T1005)

682 Now the racist scum here are attacking rosa parks and you wonder why decent people consider you vermin?

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:35 AM (wtLXj)

683 Hello. I'd like to complain about ONT content *zap*
Posted by: m


complain away.

just don't think that's a license to insult.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 03, 2015 04:36 AM (JBzwC)

684 Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:30 AM (wtLXj)

F**k off troll.

Posted by: The Troll-huntin' Hat at April 03, 2015 04:36 AM (0Ew3K)

685 captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:30 AM (wtLXj)

Well, bless your heart.

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:37 AM (nSOh+)

686 Now the racist scum here are attacking rosa parks and you wonder why decent people consider you vermin?

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:35 AM (wtLXj)


Oh lordy, do keep away from the pre-prepared scripts dips**t...

Posted by: The Troll-huntin' Hat at April 03, 2015 04:37 AM (0Ew3K)

687 m at April 03, 2015 04:31 AM (WIUGG)

But, how may hours are you willing to spend on the phone with customer service, just to complain about customer service?

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:38 AM (nSOh+)

688 "Think as I think," said a man,
"Or you are abominably wicked;
You are a toad."

And after I had thought of it,
I said, "I will, then, be a toad."

Posted by: A Wicked Toad at April 03, 2015 04:44 AM (0Ew3K)

689 The same bigots who say they have a right to be bigots and refuse service to gays blacks latinos jews. Also want the right not to put up a sign in their business telling people that they are a bigot and won't serve those they hate so they won't lose money from decent people who didn't know they were bigots!

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:49 AM (wtLXj)

690 captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:49 AM (wtLXj)

Precisely! We could make them wear pink triangles, so everyone would know who they are and stop doing business with them!

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:53 AM (nSOh+)

691 Posted by: A Wicked Toad at April 03, 2015 04:44 AM (0Ew3K)

We was toad to wait here ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:54 AM (nSOh+)

692 The same bigots who say they have a right to be bigots and refuse service to gays blacks latinos jews. Also want the right not to put up a sign in their business telling people that they are a bigot and won't serve those they hate so they won't lose money from decent people who didn't know they were bigots!

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 04:49 AM (wtLXj)


Some totalitarian twat-waffles who believe that they can force others to celebrate their morality while falsely condemning those very same innocents for daring to "oppress" them by refusing to... blindly agree with bullies.

Go back and suck the zombie cock of Ernst Röhm you fascist fuck.

Posted by: A Wicked Toad, who sayeth "F**k off" at April 03, 2015 04:55 AM (0Ew3K)

693 So why do they make cargo pants with back pockets?

I'm going to be sitting for hours at a time with ... stuff ... in my back pockets.

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 04:55 AM (nSOh+)

694 Night all.

Here is "It Wont Suck Itself" by Steel Panther... simply because it'll annoy the troll:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs5NTHYNzEA

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 03, 2015 04:57 AM (0Ew3K)

695 http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothy_Parker

I believe, as Commie as she was, the can be no other
Greater example of Merica than the Great Dorothy Parker.

Her anti-abortion poem "In April" isn't known because Leftists put aside their ideology to recognize this Thrice-Abortionrd-Approved_-Most-Anti-Christ Litterally anti-abortion poem.

In April.

Yo.

Posted by: Twoslaps at April 03, 2015 04:57 AM (YDGQD)

696 Buckley don't let Steel Panther prove more philosophically sound.

SOUND.

Posted by: Twoslaps at April 03, 2015 04:59 AM (YDGQD)

697 Boners mother should of had anbortion ted cruz's mother did! Netanyahu was hatched when no one was looking!

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 05:01 AM (wtLXj)

698 Boners mother should of had anbortion ted cruz's mother did! Netanyahu was hatched when no one was looking!

Posted by: captain*arizona at April 03, 2015 05:01 AM (wtLXj)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4cLUzu0uGw

Posted by: The Political Hat at April 03, 2015 05:04 AM (0Ew3K)

699 Went to bed when GoFundMe was at $317K. Now $480+.

Heh.

Posted by: Golfman at April 03, 2015 05:06 AM (48QDY)

700 http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/
volokh-conspiracy/wp/2015/04/02/
rube-goldbergs-passover-seder/

remove 2 extra spaces and enjoy ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 05:10 AM (nSOh+)

701 The night descends,
The day is done,
Good Night to All,
at 701 ...

Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 05:11 AM (nSOh+)

702 Posted by: Adriane the Firefox Critic ... at April 03, 2015 05:10 AM (nSOh+)

Nice one! And good night.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at April 03, 2015 05:14 AM (J+mig)

703 $484,660
!

Posted by: m at April 03, 2015 05:16 AM (WIUGG)

704 If we be marked for desolate despair, so be it as an American.

Like fucking Orson Welles said.

Being from Wisconsin, he knew.

As do I.

Posted by: Twoslaps at April 03, 2015 05:19 AM (YDGQD)

705 *peeks in*

So we got something posting that is vile as that yellow-green phlegm I am coughing up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at April 03, 2015 05:22 AM (q3ld8)

706 I'm thinking that coagulated*asswipe is a primitive AI troll. There's not enough humanity in it to even think that it's defective.

Posted by: cthulhu at April 03, 2015 05:28 AM (T1005)

707 Quiet in here.
Too Quiet.
Come on Vic, Willow me.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 03, 2015 06:21 AM (xq1UY)

708 That Rosa Parks thing was a bit tasteless, she took great personal risk on her own. Thats pressure, what she went through. And she was right, and the others were wrong.

Posted by: Fnord at April 03, 2015 06:32 AM (70lOl)

709 Looks like you missed the point.

Posted by: BignJames at April 03, 2015 06:35 AM (j7iSn)

710 Rosa Parks was a nappy-headed thug.

Posted by: Mikey at April 03, 2015 07:33 AM (Uff7i)

711 Fuck off, Mikey.

Posted by: Bruce J. at April 03, 2015 08:06 AM (iQIUe)

712 The Gofundme campaign has raised - as of this second - $520,035.00. That's pretty impressive.

This family should open their restaurant. They should also video tape every single second of harassment.

As of this second, the gofundme campaign has raised $521,036.

Posted by: Mistress Overdone at April 03, 2015 10:07 AM (2/oBD)

713 Here is the gofundme page for Memories Pizza

http://www.gofundme.com/MemoriesPizza

Posted by: Mr Kobeyashi at April 03, 2015 10:08 AM (2/oBD)

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At the time, the hospital said that Stokes had failed to take his medication in the past, so his history of non-compliance meant he was not put on the waiting list.

Cool. Affirmative Action is now part of the matrix in determining organ transplants.

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