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yokoonoface34

You know why.

Thomas Sowell on What Elections Are For

Guess What - El Chapo Had a Fast-and-Furious Gun

As did one of the terrorists who tried to shoot up the "Draw Muhammad" cartoon contest held in Texas this May.

A Bit of Sanity: Oberlin College President Rejects 14-Page Student Demand List

Which means that the students won't get to fire professors who displease them and will have to put up with appropriationist General Tso's chicken in the cafeteria.

How Much Firepower Does Your State Have?

In terms of small arms. I get the impression that at least 35 to 40 US states could probably take on Spain.

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Steyn on How the Bowie-Crosby Duet Mashup Came to Be

I've recounted before the tale of how young Bowie wound up writing the first English lyric of "My Way" (with Anthony Newley in mind), and I often find myself, when the song pops up on the radio, singing along with the Bowie text. And this close to Christmas I could always dust off his duet with Bing, recorded at Elstree in September 1977 for that year's Crosby Christmas special. A month later Bing dropped dead on a Spanish golf course, and the show was aired posthumously. There had been some last-minute drama surrounding Bowie's appearance on the show. The producers informed him that he'd be singing his song "Heroes" and then doing "Little Drummer Boy" with Bing. "I hate that song!" he fumed. "I'm only doing the show because my mum loves Bing. But I refuse to sing 'Little Drummer Boy'." And he meant it.

This was the day before they were due to record, and they already had the arrangement of "Drummer Boy", and Bing liked it. So Buz Kohan, the show's producer and writer, and Ian Fraser, the British conductor, got together with Larry Grossman, an old hand at special material, and in half-an-hour wrote a contrapuntal theme that Bowie could sing over the existing chart of "Drummer Boy". That's the "Peace On Earth" part of the number - and Ian Fraser hastily arranged the middle-eight for the orchestra so that Bing could join in on part of the new song. He evidently enjoyed it, hailing young David as "a real fine asset to the show", as well as "a clean-cut kid", which no one had hitherto accused Bowie of. And so the man who introduced "White Christmas" wound up partially introducing one last Christmas song in the final weeks of his life. All because David Bowie threw a big hissy fit.

PD*33200028

Why The iPhone Will Not Be Made in the USA Regardless of What Trump Says

It's not just workers or cost - China also has a complete supply chain from foundries to components to packagers that the US currently lacks.

Related: What's in a tool? A case for Made in USA.

Hellhole Watch: Afghan Man Cuts First Wife's Nose Off For Objecting to 6-Year-Old Second Wife

Moe Lane's Social Media Tips for Students, and *Other* Other People!

Moloch worshippers pay heed!

HBO Will Air the Seven-Hour Epic Cut Of 'The Godfather'

In 1977, NBC found some time in its busy schedule of Chico and the Man reruns to air The Godfather Saga, a massive seven-and-a-half-hour chronological edit of The Godfather and The Godfather Part II. It follows Marlon Brando's Vito Corleone from his young immigrant days, where he's played by Robert De Niro, to when he's a crazy old man with oranges in his mouth.

The Godfather Saga had director Francis Ford Coppola's blessing (he reportedly said yes because he needed money to finish making Apocalypse Now). But with the Saga's toned-down violence and frequent commercial breaks, not to mention how it aired over four nights, it's not the way The Godfather and The Godfather Part II deserve to be seen. Enter HBO, which is airing the re-named Godfather Epic throughout January, complete with restored violence and footage that was cut from the theatrical releases.

epicgodfather2

Suck It Pluto - There's a New Ninth Planet in Town

Can You Spot the Anachronistic Mistake(s) in this Drawing?

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Woo Hoo: The 2016 Swiss Farm Girl Calendar is Out!

And it's NSFW which means that it's awesome. And yes moronettes there's a Swiss farm boy calendar too.

swissfarmgirl

News That May Be of Use To You: What It's Like to Be a Pimp

Remember though that pimpin' ain't easy.

I remember when I heard pimpin ain't easy for the first time, long before I ever turned my first bitch out I thought it was a joke. I thought pimpin ain't easy was like "I'm so hungry I could eat a horse". I thought it was an over exaggeration, like yeah, pimpin ain't easy cause you gotta count all that money boo-hooo right? Well after being a pimp for a while I can certainly attest to the fact that pimpin ain't easy and it's no joke.

Being a pimp is not hard, and I don't mean to over exaggerate in any way cause I sure as hell don't mean to make it sound like working a dead end 9-5 or even compare to being a CEO of a major company. The saying was never pimpin is hard, pimps just say pimpin ain't easy because the general conception is that pimping takes no work or effort at all. A true pimp will make it look easy, but it's far from being easy.

If you ain't a pimp and you're just reading this out of interest, then think about it like this. if you've ever had a wife or a girlfriend who needs to talk, feel wanted, feel comforted, feel safe, feel secure, feel like she knows you love her, feel like her future holds better things, feel like she's the center of the fucking universe and if not, she's bitchin and nagging at you. Then just imagine the same situation but your wife is a bitch who's fucking 5-10 tricks a day, she was sexually abused as a child, she's got a handfull of addictions going from caffeine and nicotine to prescription drugs to straight up cocaine and heroine problems. Now on top of your bitch being that fucked up you've also got 5-10 of them to deal with on a daily basis 24/7.

idi-pimp

The Group knows your sins but is biding its time.

Tonight's post brought to you by exploring cookie space:

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Notice: Posted by implicit permission of AceCorp LLC. Tonight is a good night for sacrificial offerings given the alignment of the planets and all. No guarantees though.

Posted by: Maetenloch at 11:17 PM




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1 Roomy

Posted by: Aviator at January 20, 2016 11:19 PM (c7vUv)

2 Where's the liver Wooot

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:20 PM (voOPb)

3 NOOOOOOO!!!!!

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 11:20 PM (ZbV+0)

4 What did we do?

Posted by: In Exile at January 20, 2016 11:22 PM (Z7AXG)

5 "You know why."

Because we suck and you hate us.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 20, 2016 11:22 PM (kpqmD)

6 Oh Oh Yoko ....

I'm never, never, never, gonna let you go ...

Posted by: Things on John Lennon's Blog ... at January 20, 2016 11:23 PM (AoK0a)

7 Time to get yer Yoko on. Bagism rules, man...

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:23 PM (EWg9n)

8 Jesus Krist.....

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:24 PM (19CmB)

9 You know why.

To much ketchup heaped on Meaty?

HBO Will Air the Seven-Hour Epic Cut Of 'The Godfather'

Edited scenes rarely improve a movie. There's a reason why there's an entire profession dedicated to removing scenes from the directors clutches.

The 2016 Swiss Farm Girl Calendar is Out!

That'll teach them wilding jihadis what's what.

Tonight's post brought to you by exploring cookie space:

If I still ate desert, I'd pretty much just wad all of those together and eat it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 20, 2016 11:25 PM (W0RfD)

10 good news: looks like i dodged the kurdistan rotation bullet

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 20, 2016 11:25 PM (5S7Fr)

11
Oko Yoko, bring us cocoa!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 20, 2016 11:25 PM (BK3ZS)

12 Which means that the students won't get to fire any professors who displease them and will have to put up with appropriationist General Tso's chicken at the cafeteria.


How come the Italian Americans don't bitch about appropriationism when non Italians own pizza parlors? How come German Americans don't bitch about non-Germans having Oktoberfest boozeathons? And don't get me started at the appropriationism of St. Patrick's Day.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (+lVUW)

13 I haven't been here all day. Why should I be punished for whatever the rest of the Morons did?

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (rJUlF)

14 I don't really care for The Little Drummer Boy. But I hate the "Peace on Earth" Bowie version with a passion.

Posted by: buzzion at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (zt+N6)

15 Maet, I'm starting to not like you.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (19CmB)

16 "his uncle's 6- or 7-year-old daughter as his fiancée"

More inbreeding! That's the ticket.


Posted by: pj at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (cHuNI)

17 What China does lack is a $15 per hour minimum wage and environmental laws...

Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (T78UI)

18 I've tried -- I don't think successfully -- to explain to my kids how important that Bing-Bowie duet was. They don't understand the thing that was the Generation Gap.

For me, born 1960, I wouldn't listen to Crosby. I wouldn't listen to Sinatra, hell I wouldn't listen to Elvis. If it was pre-Beatles it was wrong and it was everything we had to react against.

Likewise for my parents, everything post-Beatles was "jungle music" and noise.

There was even a TV show called The Generation Gap to show how far apart the generations were.

When Bowie and Crosby crossed that divide it was groundbreaking. My mother, now in her dotage, pretends not to remember being hostile to everything new and can listen to this song as just a good song.

At the time it was an earthquake.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, let all the children boogie at January 20, 2016 11:27 PM (1xUj/)

19 Garrett always whines about Yoko well here we go. Maet took it easy on us. I think this was asubtle warning

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:27 PM (voOPb)

20 15 Maet, I'm starting to not like you.
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (19CmB)


Take a number and get in the economy line.

Posted by: Maetenloch at January 20, 2016 11:28 PM (wqVD1)

21 That payphone is really jacked. And no logo.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 11:28 PM (TxRU7)

22 What are we being punished for?

Posted by: redbanzai at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (NPofj)

23 Well, at least the Yoko is only a head shot. Coulda been worse.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (/pOl7)

24 Those cookies are very science-y.

Posted by: Emmie at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (MqtK/)

25
El Chapo Had a Fast-and-Furious Gun




Would you say El Guapo had a plethora of guns?

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (kdS6q)

26 AAAAAAAaaaaaauuuuuuggggggghhhhh!!!!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 20, 2016 11:30 PM (EzgxV)

27 Godfather Epic was good, esp. with DeNiro as young Vito.

Posted by: Josephistan at January 20, 2016 11:30 PM (7qAYi)

28 Maet, I'm starting to not like you.




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM



Don't let the squares deter you, Maet. You're a hep cat and you dig the crazy scene. Groovy cats are rarely appreciated in their own time.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:30 PM (EWg9n)

29 @12 How come the Italian Americans don't bitch about appropriationism when non Italians own pizza parlors?
---------------------

Because pizza originally came from Korea.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiLA6Bk_ivs

Posted by: junior at January 20, 2016 11:30 PM (quU2w)

30 Our states gun ownership is overblown. Lots of guns at the bottom of the Chipppewa, Wisconsin, Mississippi & fox rivers. Won't even get into the lakes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:30 PM (voOPb)

31 "Remember though that pimpin' ain't easy."


Don't tell us, tell the GOP candidates.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (oKE6c)

32 Yoko pimp hand.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (qUNWi)

33
That Swiss Farm Girl calendar is cheesy and full of holes, emmentaler you.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (BK3ZS)

34 I like the comparison between New York and Pakistan. So does this mean New York has some nukes?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (TxRU7)

35 And how come Italians don't cry racism! over the stereotype image of the Italian chef on every pizza box?

Posted by: Josephistan at January 20, 2016 11:32 PM (7qAYi)

36 I get the feeling that China makes iPhones because when someone wrote an article like "Why the next _____ won't be made in China" the Chinese asked themselves "Well, what can we do to change that?"

Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain at January 20, 2016 11:32 PM (cOBdO)

37 Always loved the deniro scenes and wish there were more

Posted by: SH at January 20, 2016 11:32 PM (WJ213)

38 I thought the picture was of Michael Jackson without makeup.

Posted by: Dewydd Wynfor Esq. at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (F1R5g)

39 "Take a number and get in the economy line."


Yeah, I know.


"on't let the squares deter you, Maet."



You calling me a "square."





Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (19CmB)

40
Watched the Godfather Epic on HBO the other night. Man, it was looooong.

Lots of added scenes for the Vito Andolini in Sicily at the very outset.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (BK3ZS)

41 Cookies all look edible.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (FkBIv)

42 34 I like the comparison between New York and Pakistan. So does this mean New York has some nukes?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (TxRU7)



If Barry has his way, it'll get some soon.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (oKE6c)

43 Noooooooo!!!!!!!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, TX at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM (Saqzi)

44 We're sorry, Maet. Honest.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2016 11:34 PM (DLIIY)

45 You calling me a "square."













Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:33 PM


Relax, daddio. Be cool.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:34 PM (EWg9n)

46 35 And how come Italians don't cry racism! over the stereotype image of the Italian chef on every pizza box?
Posted by: Josephistan at January 20, 2016 11:32 PM (7qAYi)




Because Italians aren't losers.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:34 PM (oKE6c)

47 'Tain't Yoko, but here is a cover of Hotel California

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0QDf0xt-40

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:34 PM (q2o38)

48 Turn the Holy Pictures, so they face the Wall!!!!

Posted by: Adriane the Pictures of Musicians Critic ... at January 20, 2016 11:35 PM (AoK0a)

49 The 2016 Swiss Farm Girl Calendar is Out!
That'll teach them wilding jihadis what's what.


The calendar will never be the same when they take over.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 20, 2016 11:35 PM (FkBIv)

50 Hey we're lucky it's not 100% Yoko content.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2016 11:35 PM (4ErVI)

51 23 Well, at least the Yoko is only a head shot.
Posted by: Oldbuffalo at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (/pOl7)




Kinda late to give pointers to Mark Chapman, isn't it?

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:35 PM (oKE6c)

52 The calendar girl fishing. Wonder if we catch some salmon or tuna or some other kind of pink meat. Yum

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:36 PM (voOPb)

53 YOKO!


Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2016 11:36 PM (BHlIM)

54 >>Because Italians aren't losers.

I'll just hang around.

Posted by: Benito Mussolini at January 20, 2016 11:36 PM (c7vUv)

55 50 Hey we're lucky it's not 100% Yoko content.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2016 11:35 PM (4ErVI)




We're really lucky there's no audio.


But then there's someone like me ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdZ9weP5i68

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:37 PM (oKE6c)

56 "Relax, daddio. Be cool."


After all this time. You know I'm just punching you in nads.

I guess I need to explain my sense of humor?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:37 PM (19CmB)

57 54 >>Because Italians aren't losers.
I'll just hang around.
Posted by: Benito Mussolini at January 20, 2016 11:36 PM (c7vUv)



I didn't say there weren't ANY Italian losers, just that as a group they're not losers.


Something that can't be said of some demographics.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)

58 " YOKO! "


No, no we don't wan't that.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:38 PM (19CmB)

59 Tractor Girl

Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (BHlIM)

60 between New York and Pakistan. So does this mean New York has some nukes?
Posted by: Anna Puma at January 20, 2016 11:31 PM (TxRU7)

Nah, just cabbies who don't speak English, allergic to deodorant and hump farm animals in their pursuit of a BS in animal husbandry

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)

61 Shit! Maetenloch, I got all scared from the the first pic.
Calming down now.

Posted by: L, Elle at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (5YE4e)

62 The original Godfather II cut was supposedly much different and then reworked at the minute due to a poor reception among test audiences.

I would love to see that cut.

Posted by: AD at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (QWY55)

63 After all this time. You know I'm just punching you in nads.



I guess I need to explain my sense of humor?




Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:37 PM



Yeah man, I know... I can dig it. *finger snaps*. Punch away, RK... I'm hip to your rebop.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (EWg9n)

64
Amy Schumer Denies Joke Stealing, Accuses Comedian Tammy Pescatelli of 'Trying to Get Something Going'

People



"I tell ya, I get no respect!", said Schumer, then tugged at her necktie.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (kdS6q)

65 Ruck, you call that a sense of humor ha Ricardo

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (voOPb)

66 Dow futures are positive tonight (+54), so I guess everything's fixed again/

Posted by: Methos at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (ZbV+0)

67 Nah, just cabbies who don't speak English, allergic
to deodorant and hump farm animals in their pursuit of a BS in animal
husbandry

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:39 PM (voOPb)


Cut 'em some slack. To a non-native speaker, the term "animal husbandry" is kinda confusing, and can easily be misunderstood.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (oKE6c)

68 I told you about the husband cutting his wife's nose off last night, but did you listen to me?

Which is worst? A pimp, a muslim man, or a muslim pimp? I mean they all treat women like sex slaves, not in the kinky for fun way, but real sex slaves, as in the women have no say or control of their own lives.

Posted by: lindafell de spair at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (xVgrA)

69 So where's this Eskimo woman I have to wrestle?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 20, 2016 11:40 PM (sl+zA)

70 Yoko? I'd hit it.

Posted by: JDAM at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (BB+7x)

71 30 Not to mention marshes. I can't remember how many guns I lost in skiff swampings Oh, the humanity.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (ucDmr)

72 Why should I be punished for whatever the rest of the Morons did?
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 20, 2016 11:26 PM (rJUlF)
You too? Damn my real job has caused me great consternation. They expect me to work & not post

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

73 So, the cookies are a palate cleanser?

Posted by: navybrat at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (8QGte)

74 70 Yoko? I'd hit it.
Posted by: JDAM at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (BB+7x)



Me too.

Posted by: Louisville Slugger at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (oKE6c)

75 Well, at least the Yoko is only a head shot. Coulda been worse.

Posted by: Oldbuffalo at January 20, 2016 11:29 PM (/pOl7)


Well, that is the end the noise comes from. Allegedly, anyway.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (Z8fuk)

76 "Ruck, you call that a sense of humor ha Ricardo"


I don't know what the Japanese do, I can only say what I do.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:42 PM (19CmB)

77 One of the first commenters, Ralph, at the Firearms Ownership link said this about the methodology...

They don't. The survey takes an estimate of all the guns in the US per person and then distributed them per capita around the country. It's a wild fantasy.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 20, 2016 11:42 PM (DLIIY)

78 Agh oh God who taunted happy fun ball?!?!
Mercy O Maet!

As Burt Reynolds said as he got on elevator after Candace Bergens character broke up with him, "Oh Dear God, please, just don't let her sing"

Posted by: ginaswo at January 20, 2016 11:42 PM (qxNrP)

79 I think I've made cookies over time that fulfilled each of those categories.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2016 11:42 PM (4ErVI)

80 I've definitely had the melted butter texture.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at January 20, 2016 11:42 PM (4ErVI)

81 Swiss farm girl has pitchfork in one hand and my {yuuuge} american cock in the other...an obvious Trump voter!

Posted by: Tyler Mason at January 20, 2016 11:43 PM (VFBs7)

82 Thanks Mr Jay Guevara for pointing out my non-welcoming ways

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:43 PM (voOPb)

83 Well, at least the Yoko is only a head shot. Coulda been worse.



Please don't use the phrase "head shot" and Yoko in the same sentence. I can't deal with much more disappointment.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:43 PM (oKE6c)

84 Yoko is Japan's revenge for how we treated Godzilla.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 20, 2016 11:43 PM (McRlu)

85
And "Paper Walls" came up earlier today in reference to a different song, but this one is pretty good too:

Paper Walls - Marc Cohn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C28kLsBaJZE

But then someone in room 502
Started doing the thing that we used to do

Every bang, every boom
It was just like it was happening in my own room

Cause they've got paper walls

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:44 PM (kdS6q)

86 "Punch away, RK... I'm hip to your rebop."

Pfft. Got no re-bop. Drink your beer, mate.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:44 PM (19CmB)

87 The handset is wrong on the payphone--it was the two-piece design back then. No penny slot, even in the 1940s. The guy he's talking to should be holding the phone and speaking into the mike horn.

Posted by: Darrell at January 20, 2016 11:44 PM (eatqQ)

88 The farm girl in the wine cellar appears to be living the Moron lifestyle.

Posted by: cask of Amontillado at January 20, 2016 11:45 PM (dbDB8)

89 Pay phone has too many finger holes on the dial, and the coin denomination never included a penny.

Weather man says I'm fucked and have little chance of survival.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at January 20, 2016 11:46 PM (l3vZN)

90 I don't know who, but someone here has mentioned Yoko for quite a few nights in a row now.
That's what conjured the beast up.

Find whoever that was and punish him.

Posted by: Chi at January 20, 2016 11:46 PM (BB+7x)

91 Hey everybody.

Looking forward to when I can get The Godfather Saga on blu-ray.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2016 11:46 PM (ntObR)

92 ONT died pretty quick.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:46 PM (19CmB)

93 What a lovely ass in that last picture.

Posted by: Colorado Alex at January 20, 2016 11:46 PM (fC9RO)

94 So is the difference between baking powder and baking soda the profile of the expansion?
It looks like the baking soda expands when the dough gets melty from the fats heating up.


Oh, and that calender says "churnin' the butter" for me

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:47 PM (q2o38)

95 Right now I would eat everyone of them damn cookies and slam down a cold pint of milk or 2. Cookies & milk. Yummy. No wonder why I'm the size of a fat f*ck

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:47 PM (voOPb)

96 MH, same here. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2016 11:48 PM (ntObR)

97
And noted SF editor David G. Hartwell has died. Of Timescape and Tor books and much else. Probably the dominate editor of the post-Campbell SF era:

http://tinyurl.com/z5vanka

Utter pants politically, but left his mark on the genre - for good or ill.

Posted by: Laurie David's Cervix at January 20, 2016 11:48 PM (kdS6q)

98 I'd eat milk and cookies off that ass in the last picture.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 20, 2016 11:49 PM (dvuhZ)

99 Those are some lucky kittens

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 20, 2016 11:49 PM (UpGcq)

100 The Godfather Saga is actually better than either Pt-1 or Pt-2 theatrical releases. It makes more of a difference with Pt-2, than Pt-1, though. IMHO, it's the definitive Godfather movie.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (EWg9n)

101 "Right now I would eat everyone of them damn cookies and slam down a cold pint of milk or 2. Cookies & milk. Yummy. No wonder why I'm the size of a fat f*ck"


Well, I thing we're narrowing in on the problem.

Posted by: Jimmy Stewart at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (19CmB)

102 So is the difference between baking powder and baking soda the profile of the expansion?
It looks like the baking soda expands when the dough gets melty from the fats heating up.


Oh, and that calender says "churnin' the butter" for me

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:47 PM (q2o3


Baking soda is straight sodium bicarbonate; and relies on acid in the food to create the bubbles that make the dough rise.


Baker powder contains a little acid, usually tartaric acid, and starts evolving gas as soon as it is moistened.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (Z8fuk)

103
Weather man says I'm fucked and have little chance of survival.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat
--------------------
Hope you have plenty of bourbon & firewood stockpiled.
And milk & bread, of course. For whatever reason.
Be a safe up there.

Posted by: Chi at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (BB+7x)

104 Don't know about pimpin', but damn it feels good to be a gangsta.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (kpqmD)

105 Food. Sex. How do we confuse that today?

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:51 PM (19CmB)

106 Baking soda is straight sodium bicarbonate; and relies on acid in the food to create the bubbles that make the dough rise.





Baker powder contains a little acid, usually tartaric acid, and starts evolving gas as soon as it is moistened.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (Z8fuk)


Well done. (You; not the cookies.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:52 PM (oKE6c)

107 Right now I would eat everyone of them damn cookies and slam down a cold pint of milk or 2. Cookies & milk. Yummy. No wonder why I'm the size of a fat f*ck

4 meals @ 400 calories per meal ...

Posted by: Adriane the Diet of Worms Critic ... at January 20, 2016 11:52 PM (AoK0a)

108 I like cookies medium rare.

Posted by: eleven at January 20, 2016 11:53 PM (qUNWi)

109 Well done. (You; not the cookies.)

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:52 PM (oKE6c)


I'm not well-done, closer to half-baked.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:53 PM (Z8fuk)

110 One of the tweaks I gave to my perfect chocolate chip cookie is use one egg and one yolk. There's also a balance of leavening but I have to keep that confidential, since I don't remember without looking at my recipe card. Plus weigh the ingredients instead of measuring by volume. Too much room for error. I also slam them on the rack right before they're done. Trick I learned, surprisingly, from kitchen ladies in elementary school. That's about the only good thing they could have possibly taught anyone about cooking or baking. Gah!

Posted by: Kalneva at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (Kcmxy)

111 They've forecast snow here in the Greenville, SC area. All the milk and bread are cleaned out of the stores by now, I'm sure.

One time last year, they forecast the Great Blizzard of 2015, which turned out to be a dub (said the lower atmosphere was just too warm and melted it all, or something -- they had egg all over their faces).

I was actually out of milk and it was the day to go the grocery store. They had completely cleaned out the milk. There was absolutely nothing left. Even the damn buttermilk was gone. And the bread aisle was completely wipe out, with only some hot dog buns, and just one or two of those left.

Freaking idiots.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (dvuhZ)

112 The saga follows a straight chronological line and eliminates the flashbacks/forwards and allows the characters to develop more clearly. Pt-2 wraps around Pt-1. It really works much better.

Posted by: otho at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (EWg9n)

113 Seriously Texas!? You let Commiefornia best you in gun ownership? So many disappoints.

Posted by: Dead Parrot Society at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (AJeMv)

114 I do not recall pay phones ever taking pennies. Doesn't mean that they didn't.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2016 11:55 PM (ANVXm)

115 Oh God....does thepic mean Yoko endorsed Trump? How the hell will that affect the polls?

Posted by: Grimaldi at January 20, 2016 11:55 PM (6Chrt)

116 Got dinner tonight at Adobo Taco Grill, ordered 3 pollo adobado tacos and 3 carne asada tacos.

Unfortunately my stomach/mind can be weird sometimes; I caught a glimpse of a chef taking the raw skirt (at least I think it was skirt) steak out of a tub and placing it onto one of the grill's massive burners. Yick, didn't look very appetizing, although it was an agreeable gray/brown color only minutes later.

So now I find myself able to finish my chicken tacos, but unable to finish my last carne asada taco. Hmm.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 20, 2016 11:55 PM (ntObR)

117 Baker powder contains a little acid, usually tartaric acid, and starts evolving gas as soon as it is moistened.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 20, 2016 11:50 PM (Z8fuk)


Baking soda also releases CO2 on heating.
My favorite food magic is dumping baking soda into boiling water to make soda water for the shoo-fly pie

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:55 PM (q2o38)

118 'Tain't Yoko, but here is a cover of Hotel California

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:34 PM (q2o3



This may be more the Horde's taste:


https://youtu.be/NwtUTQMRfF8

*runs and hides*

Posted by: Country Singer at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM (GUBah)

119 Food. Sex. How do we confuse that today?
Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:51 PM (19CmB)


Goat Shwarma?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM (q2o38)

120 Baker powder contains a little acid

I dropped more than a little acid back in the day, man.

Posted by: Ginger Baker at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM (ntObR)

121 License to Kill is on Amazon Prime. I'm going to see if it holds up.

The tropical drug lord thing, with mustached CIA-DEA, might give away the decade it was made. Di rigueur for this movie, but kind of unforgivable for Quantuum of Solace in ?2009?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM (VdICR)

122 Crap, I gotta hit the sheets. Hasta, all.

Posted by: Ricardo Kill at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM (19CmB)

123 qdpsteve

I was at doctors on Monday. Nurse giving me the good going over asked me if I had thought about losing weight. My response was,"Duh, what the hell do you think" her reply was, " I take that means a yes"

I left it at that. After the knee surgeries in '13 & '14 and giving up 2-3 boxes of nicotine gum or lozegens I freaking ballooned

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:58 PM (voOPb)

124 Freaking idiots.
Posted by: publius
------------

Yeah. They cancelled school here today, *after* the kids were there. If I was a parent, I would be royally pissed. Oh, yeah, no snow. Never happened.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 20, 2016 11:58 PM (ANVXm)

125 Best Cookie Recipe:

http://food52.com/recipes/9209-chubby-chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies

Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2016 11:58 PM (BHlIM)

126 Nite little Riccy

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:58 PM (voOPb)

127 I always seem to come back to post over at Powerline that went something like this ...

The President of MIT came to a campus protest and said ... "Anybody I see here in 5 minutes won't be here tomorrow"

Posted by: James T Kirk at January 20, 2016 11:59 PM (e8kgV)

128 The only thing I do different is add a scraped vanilla bean, and Bourbon instead of Vanilla Extract.

Also, I roll out all of the cookies and freeze them before baking.

Posted by: garrett at January 20, 2016 11:59 PM (BHlIM)

129 Country Singer, here is a cover of Metallica's Nothing Else Matters

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbV3OR_AGYU

Posted by: Kindltot at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (q2o38)

130 The coin slots on the phone should be from left to right 25-10-5. The ceiling fan louvers look too modern.
Maybe he's calling from a different dimension.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (FkBIv)

131 What? No state has more guns than people?!? This is an intolerable outrage! I am disappointed by America! I'm moving to Switzerland straight away!

...OK, I may have other reasons for going Swiss.

/falls over
/passes out

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (m9V0o)

132 >>Baking soda also releases CO2 on heating.


You have to heat the bejesus out of sodium carbonate to get it to release CO2 (I'm guessing > 4-500 C, i.e,. long after any cookies would be carbonized). Bear in mind that the product would be Na2O, which is not a happy compound, which as a fiercely basic compound,. given half a chance ... absorbs CO2. Or reacts with anything else that can be mistaken for an acid.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (oKE6c)

133 Posted by: Ginger Baker

As a HS student back then under the age of 18 I dug your daughter picture on your album. Not anymore only wholesome Osmonds family albums for me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 21, 2016 12:01 AM (voOPb)

134 It also looks like the reporter is using a ballpoint pen unless it's a blue pencil (only editors should have those!) without an end-eraser.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:01 AM (DLIIY)

135 MH, yup.

Unfortunately there's so many luscious goodies out there... you really do have to change your entire lifestyle, and change it *forever.*

Posted by: Ginger Baker at January 21, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

136 That article from the ex-or-former pimp about pimpin'...


fills me with a visceral and abiding hatred. I find it hard to pray for such a man. I must, but I'd also be fine if he got hit by a cement truck.


Worthless reprobate.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 21, 2016 12:01 AM (AI4dS)

137 Off, Cream-y sock.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 21, 2016 12:01 AM (ntObR)

138 'Tain't Yoko, but here is a cover of Hotel California


Please don't mention "taint" and "Yoko" in the same sentence.


Thanks.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 21, 2016 12:02 AM (oKE6c)

139 That map assumed even half the people in TX, UT, and ID are have paperwork on their arsenals

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (d6aAA)

140 Hmmmph. Seems Cruz is going to answer Palin with Glenn Beck.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (dvuhZ)

141 You too? Damn my real job has caused me great consternation. They expect me to work & not post
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 20, 2016 11:41 PM (voOPb)

Yeah, whazzup wit dat?

Seriously, to you praying types...please say one for the little town of Anadarko, OK, near where I am. They've had four suicides in the last seven weeks, all between the age of 11 and 22. It's heartbreaking to many here.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (rJUlF)

142 Jay, I'm sure you know this, but baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:04 AM (Z8fuk)

143
License to Kill is on Amazon Prime. I'm going to see if it holds up.



The tropical drug lord thing, with mustached CIA-DEA, might give
away the decade it was made. Di rigueur for this movie, but kind of
unforgivable for Quantuum of Solace in ?2009?







Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 20, 2016 11:57 PM


An under rated Bond flick. Hard to pin down. It doesn't exactly fire on all cylinders, but it works anyway and delivers. Quite a good cast, Robert Davi, Benicio Deltoro, Everett McGill, Wayne Newton... and Dalton made a good Bond.

Posted by: otho at January 21, 2016 12:04 AM (EWg9n)

144 Re the lifestyle thing: a major part of living life for me, is trying new places.

Would love to try this place in Garden Grove: The Fire Crab. It's mostly seafood, so can it be that bad?

www.thefirecrab.com

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 21, 2016 12:04 AM (ntObR)

145 I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (zOTsN)

146 Posted by: Kindltot at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (q2o3


That sounds like it would have almost fit right in on the album.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (GUBah)

147 You have to heat the bejesus out of sodium carbonate to get it to release CO2 (I'm guessing > 4-500 C, i.e,. long after any cookies would be carbonized).

Ask chemjeff, he probably has first hand experience.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (kpqmD)

148 142 Jay, I'm sure you know this, but baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, NaHCO3
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:04 AM (Z8fuk)



Oops. Sorry. Of course.


Scotch talking.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (oKE6c)

149 I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (zOTsN)



The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (GUBah)

150 They've forecast snow here in the Greenville, SC area. All the milk and bread are cleaned out of the stores by now, I'm sure.

...

Freaking idiots.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (dvuhZ)
They did the same thing in NC, any threat of bad weather and they all ran out and bought up all the milk and bread.

Odd thing is, relative to other states I've lived in, they didn't have much of a bread selection (hell of a corn meal selection though), so is wasn't like they lived on the stuff, but they bought it up in bad weather.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (T78UI)

151 As a bonus, Licence To Kill has one of the best Bond tunes. Gladys Knight crushes it with LTK.

Posted by: otho at January 21, 2016 12:06 AM (EWg9n)

152 I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies
Posted by: ThunderB


I can actually handle cookies.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:07 AM (FkBIv)

153 Aannnndddd........now you are all drooling over the calendar

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:07 AM (zOTsN)

154 Posted by: Ginger Baker I still have that album. I haven't brought it out public since I was in college. Someday my kids will go thru my lps after they plant me and think Dad WTF

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (voOPb)

155 Evenin' everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (NmKys)

156 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (GUBah)

And when you get to be a certain age, you start to lust for food more than you lust for women.

That's what I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (rJUlF)

157 got to bring my dog out on this hitch

he's snoring right next to me and making it really hard to stay awake.

sleep sounds so good right now

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (5S7Fr)

158 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Really? Here I thought it was just below the sternum.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (m9V0o)

159 And when you get to be a certain age, you start to lust for food more than you lust for women.

That's what I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (rJUlF)



And that's why she needs to make you a sammich!

Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (GUBah)

160 Jay, so clean pans

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (d6aAA)

161 >>I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies


I can make cookies.

Posted by: garrett at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (BHlIM)

162 149 I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (zOTsN)


The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:05 AM (GUBah)
***
No, that's an old wive's tale.

It's between the fourth and fifth ribs.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (lutOX)

163 That Asian woman... Has she got any tenticles, perchance?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (5csB/)

164 According to the old timers, the milk and bread craze, at least here started back in 1960 or so. There was a late snow, and it came on the same day of the week for three weeks.

They hadn't forecast much, and went it started they said nothing to worry about. Wrong. Kids got stranded at school and all that crap, and apparently people ran out of groceries. Nothing bad, just a major PITA.

Anyway, they said after that was when the school districts started erring on the side of caution and now shut it down on the mere mention of the word snow. And that caused the "Snow, I'll run out of milk and bread" reaction.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (dvuhZ)

165 Wow Capt. That's awful news. What the hell is going on?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (voOPb)

166 You have to heat the bejesus out of sodium carbonate
to get it to release CO2
Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 21, 2016 12:00 AM (oKE6c)

per some internet source, above 80C which is about 175F.

I do like to use buttermilk or something acid when I bake with baking soda

Posted by: Kindltot at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (q2o38)

167 just look how content he is in his dog bed

http://tinyurl.com/h4fp5mt

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (5S7Fr)

168 Since Willowed last thread, I repost:

I mentioned earlier today that it is St. Sebastian Day. St. Sebastian is, among other things, the Patron Saint of Archers. Longbows only, I am afraid.


Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (ANVXm)

169 Seriously, to you praying types...please say one for the little town of Anadarko, OK, near where I am. They've had four suicides in the last seven weeks, all between the age of 11 and 22. It's heartbreaking to many here.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (rJUlF)

What the hell?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (kpqmD)

170 Idaho had more guns than people until the early 90's when a crapwagon full of Californians moved here.

Idaho had more gun dealers than gas stations until Billy the kid Clinton 'cracked down on kitchen table dealers' in 95 or so.



Posted by: jake at January 21, 2016 12:11 AM (HLUeE)

171 got to bring my dog out on this hitch

he's snoring right next to me and making it really hard to stay awake.

sleep sounds so good right now

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (5S7Fr)


My dog routinely goes with me to the rig. And she will climb all those metal stairs up to the doghouse and mooch treats off the driller.


Funny, I have had several guys tell me that when the dog is there, the crew gets along better, less interpersonal friction.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:11 AM (Z8fuk)

172 I just finished watching the latest Jason Statham joint on cable. "Homefront." Maybe 3 years old? I had never heard of it.

His best movie by far. I mean, it's still JS, but it was well done.
Wynona Ryder was smokin' hot, and no longer looks like a teenager.
That Franco dude. A few faces I knew but couldn't name.
The only opening credit I saw was "screenplay by Sylvester Stallone"

Enjoyable Action flick for a diversion.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 12:11 AM (BB+7x)

173 158 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.

Really? Here I thought it was just below the sternum.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, hither and yon at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (m9V0o)
***
Or through the left fifth intercostal space, about half an inch or so medial to the mid clavicular line.

......or so I'm told.....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:12 AM (lutOX)

174 And when you get to be a certain age, you start to lust for food more than you lust for women.

That's what I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (rJUlF)



I think that's right before they start shoveling dirt in your face.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 21, 2016 12:12 AM (oKE6c)

175 Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (rJUlF)



Oh wow. Prayers for the lost and their families, as well as the entire community.

Posted by: Country Singer at January 21, 2016 12:12 AM (GUBah)

176 No, that's an old wive's tale.

It's between the fourth and fifth ribs.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (lutOX)

With a Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:12 AM (kpqmD)

177 The way to my heart is through my crotch. Food doesn't hurt, though.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 12:13 AM (dvuhZ)

178 158 The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.


My doc said that during the last colonoscopy. SOB did it to

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 21, 2016 12:13 AM (voOPb)

179 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:11 AM (Z8fuk)

yeah everyone likes having a dog on location

unfortunately my guy has a bad back so stairs are a no no. he's stuck in the trailer

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 12:13 AM (5S7Fr)

180 169 Seriously, to you praying types...please say one for the little town of Anadarko, OK, near where I am. They've had four suicides in the last seven weeks, all between the age of 11 and 22. It's heartbreaking to many here.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:03 AM (rJUlF)

What the hell?
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (kpqmD)
***
These things can come in runs, sometimes. My little hometown had that - about 1500 people, and half a dozen youth suicides in the space of a year.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:13 AM (lutOX)

181 I grew up in ND. If we heard a big storm was coming everybody would go grocery shopping. Store would be packed. Blizzard party's. Make chili and dip and drink hot chocolate or other things while the storm howls. Have food and tp and dig out the next day. Might take a day or two for the roads to be clear. I imagine it's been that way since there were grocery stores. Like having water and batteries for hurricanes

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (zOTsN)

182 I apparently also like the barrel

Posted by: Kindltot at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (q2o38)

183 The original USA version of Blind Faith didn't have that Baker daughter cover. I didn't see that version until sometime later.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)

184 just look how content he is in his dog bed

http://tinyurl.com/h4fp5mt

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 12:10 AM (5S7Fr)


Heh, a roly-poly little cutie, he is.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (Z8fuk)

185 I'm impressed. I thought you guys would be drooling over that calendar and not the cookies
Just because you're on a diet doesn't mean you can't look at the menu, ThunderB.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:15 AM (DLIIY)

186 176 No, that's an old wive's tale.

It's between the fourth and fifth ribs.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:09 AM (lutOX)

With a Fairbairn-Sykes commando knife
Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:12 AM (kpqmD)
***
Ahhh... a traditionalist. I salute your good taste and nice judgement, sir.

'Course, I fell in love with the smatchet the first time I held one..... talk a bout a nasty little hunk of cold steel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:15 AM (lutOX)

187 Evenin' everyone.

HowD ...

Posted by: Things on Minnie Pearl's webpage ... at January 21, 2016 12:15 AM (AoK0a)

188 Ahhhhhh. My eyes. My eyes.

Good lord I just click on my link for the HQ and a shrieking harridan parasite jumped out at me.

Luckily I have quick reflexes and looked away in time.

I think I avoided most of the stank.

Don't. Do. That.

Jeesh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:16 AM (Xo1Rt)

189 Just an aside...I love the new Springfield XD-S. Been pocket carrying it just to get a feel for the weight. Minuscule.

And another reason I would frequent Missions BBQ in Stafford is I clearly switched my pockets and one of the workers saw me and called 911 because he obviously knew I was a threat to his establishment.


Kidding, he asked what it was and how I liked it. Real Virginia is NOT blue.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 12:17 AM (hlMPp)

190 2016 12:09 AM (m9V0o)

159 And when you get to be a certain age, you start to lust for food more than you lust for women.

That's what I've heard, anyway.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:08 AM (rJUlF)


And that's why she needs to make you a sammich!
Posted by: Country Singer at January

And explosions, big pressure waves. Of course I just pulled out of Yuma.

Moron note: SHOT and the PORN show are in Vegas

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:18 AM (d6aAA)

191 Horrible CW. Prayers for those families and the town. A big risk factor for suicide is being close to someone who commits suicide. But the 11 year old? Too terrible

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:18 AM (zOTsN)

192 I wish I had a clue as to the cause of the suicides. I do know that Andarko has the highest Native American population of any city in the state. There are a lot of people living at or below the poverty line. I won't presume that any of that is a cause. The local police are also baffled.

It's even trending on Facebook now, which is giving the usual suspect another chance to blame conservatives, fundamentalists, etc. One kook even blamed radio stations in the area...one of which I work for. What the hell???

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:19 AM (rJUlF)

193 These things can come in runs, sometimes. My little hometown had that - about 1500 people, and half a dozen youth suicides in the space of a year.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:13 AM (lutOX)


Same thing in the small town near my Alberta home. Four young guys, 20-something. I knew most of them by name. All friends. It's sort of a contagion. One goes, and his friends feel survivors' guilt or something. Very, very sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:19 AM (Z8fuk)

194 The original USA version of Blind Faith didn't have that Baker daughter cover. I didn't see that version until sometime later.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)


The girl in that painting, holding the airplane, was Baker's daughter?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:20 AM (Z8fuk)

195 I mentioned earlier today that it is St. Sebastian Day. St. Sebastian is, among other things, the Patron Saint of Archers. Longbows only, I am afraid.
But this painting of the Descent From the Cross was paid for by a crossbow archery guild, Mike. So it doesn't help the longbow case having G-d on their side.

Wikilink...
http://tinyurl.com/h97yovs

Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:20 AM (DLIIY)

196 191 Horrible CW. Prayers for those families and the town. A big risk factor for suicide is being close to someone who commits suicide. But the 11 year old? Too terrible
Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:18 AM (zOTsN)

Depression - even to the point of becoming suicidal - can hit at an early age. With someone that young I wonder if there were external factors at work too, like abuse, molestation, bullying, etc.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:21 AM (kpqmD)

197 Same thing in the small town near my Alberta
home. Four young guys, 20-something. I knew most of them by name. All
friends. It's sort of a contagion. One goes, and his friends feel
survivors' guilt or something. Very, very sad.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:19 AM (Z8fuk)


And the same conditions that made one person commit suicide may be weighing on others as well. Among men, poor economic prospects is a major cause of that kind of depression.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 12:21 AM (HalrA)

198 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 20, 2016 11:54 PM (dvuhZ)
They did the same thing in NC, any threat of bad weather and they all ran out and bought up all the milk and bread.


Huh. I load up on real food for emergencies. Canned beef stew, chunky soup, and like that. And I keep a box of powdered milk around so that if worse comes to worse I have milk for coffee, cooking, and if I'm really desperate, cereal.

Posted by: nerdygirl at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (+lVUW)

199 One kook even blamed radio stations in the area...one of which I work for. What the hell???

Not this shit again: http://preview.tinyurl.com/gu55j37 (sfw)

Posted by: Judas Priest at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (NmKys)

200 The original USA version of Blind Faith didn't have that Baker daughter cover. I didn't see that version until sometime later.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:14 AM (FkBIv)

If it's the one I'm thinking of, it's probably illegal to even talk about it.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (kpqmD)

201 All I know is we're only 20 days into this year, and I am already damn sick of death and dying.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (rJUlF)

202 Yeah, PA. We're bad ass bitches. comparatively to the other states with more guns they've got more population.

We may be purple but it's purple gun.

I believe we have the highest percentage of state populations of concealed carry licenses.

And that's because it's easy and cheap.

And the 2nd amendment is in the state's constitution which puts a whole kink in the Democrats who try to bring up stupid gun laws.

We're among the four state east of the Atlantic that have sane gun laws. N.Carolina; Georgia and New Hampshire.

Maryland has a lot of guns but shitty gun laws. Probably a lot of criminals.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (Xo1Rt)

203 Sad about the OK suicides. Checkout Bridgend, UK. They had a very eerie suicide situation going on in their town. Like...over 20 suicides, during I don't know what amount of time, but for a small community, pretty massive.

The weird thing about it was....not allof these people seemed to be friends, like some sort of suicide pact. Some were friends, but many weren't They vaguely knew each other, or didn't know each other at all. It was as if one led to another led to another, but with no reasoning why. And, all the same manner (hanging).

I hope this OK thing isn't some sort of copycat situation. Or some sort of mental health breakdown like is happening over there.

Posted by: TickledPink at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (F5hTl)

204 And the same conditions that made one person commit suicide may be weighing on others as well. Among men, poor economic prospects is a major cause of that kind of depression.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 12:21 AM (HalrA)

Divorce will do it too, although that probably wasn't at play here.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)

205 Just an aside...I love the new Springfield XD-S. Been pocket carrying it just to get a feel for the weight. Minuscule.
-----------------

The grip is so narrow, I feel that I can't hold it well.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (ANVXm)

206 Native Americans and alcoholics have high suicide rates. And dentists, oddly

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)

207 The grip is so narrow, I feel that I can't hold it well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (ANVXm)

Thaaat's what she said!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (kpqmD)

208 http://tinyurl.com/h4fp5mt

Cute pug!

Posted by: Adriane the Pet Critic ... at January 21, 2016 12:24 AM (AoK0a)

209 199

It was some leftie who lives in Austin, TX who made the comment. He also compared Oklahoma to North Korea, so he's already proved he's brain dead.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:24 AM (rJUlF)

210 206 Native Americans and alcoholics have high suicide rates. And dentists, oddly
Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)

And lawyers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:24 AM (kpqmD)

211 I mentioned earlier today that it is St. Sebastian Day. St. Sebastian is, among other things, the Patron Saint of Archers. Longbows only, I am afraid.

Huh. You'd really think he'd hate those things at this point.

Posted by: AD at January 21, 2016 12:26 AM (QWY55)

212 It was some leftie who lives in Austin, TX who made the comment. He also compared Oklahoma to North Korea, so he's already proved he's brain dead.
Posted by: Captain Whitebread


I thought lefties loved North Korea.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:26 AM (FkBIv)

213 212
I thought lefties loved North Korea.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:26 AM (FkBIv)
***
Not out loud, they don't.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:28 AM (lutOX)

214 The cookie pic reminds me of going to the Original Cookie Co. in the mall and eating those delicious soft chocolate chip cookies. Mmmm.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:28 AM (UnJ7w)

215 It was some leftie who lives in Austin, TX who made the comment. He
also compared Oklahoma to North Korea, so he's already proved he's brain
dead.


So he's not even brave enough to see if hanging himself with the radio on leads to a greater rate of mortality than hanging himself with the radio off?

Do these people just not appreciate science any more?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 21, 2016 12:28 AM (NmKys)

216 210
206 Native Americans and alcoholics have high suicide rates. And dentists, oddly

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (zOTsN)



And lawyers.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:24 AM (kpqmD)


And morticians and tax accountants.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 12:28 AM (EzgxV)

217 Suicides are normally middle aged males


But in Native American populations, 40% of suicides are young men between 15-24

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (zOTsN)

218 But in Native American populations, 40% of suicides are young men between 15-24
Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (zOTsN)

Did not know that. That's rough.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (kpqmD)

219 The two different Blind Faith covers.

http://tinyurl.com/zh56lhy

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (FkBIv)

220 And the same conditions that made one person commit suicide may be weighing on others as well. Among men, poor economic prospects is a major cause of that kind of depression.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 12:21 AM (HalrA)


I don't think joblessness was the issue here. More despondency because a trusted friend offed himself. I think it all started when one young guy, sort of the alpha male of that crowd, was killed when he rolled his truck at high speed after hitting a T-intersection without slowing down. I don't know if that was suicide, or just drunk driving, but the string of suicides came after that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (Z8fuk)

221 If you want an antidote to Yoko, may I suggest my Flickr feed?

"David Metis" is my alias there, and you can see The Colonel's Daughter, as well as a niece or two.

All shot on film, scanned from negatives, with no retouching or modifications. Just film - beautiful, perfect film.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:30 AM (lutOX)

222 I hate pictures puzzles with out the answer.

I think it's the number of holes in the dial(s) and the dog.

I think the dog is supposed to be that RCA dog which is a Jake Russel (I think) not a French Bulldog (if that's what they call that one in the pic).

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:31 AM (Xo1Rt)

223 Brandon Eich's got a new company, at Brave.com . I think the anti-compete clauses just timed out.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 12:31 AM (EzgxV)

224 But in Native American populations, 40% of suicides are young men between 15-24
Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:29 AM (zOTsN)


There was a show on some channel on cable about park rangers or cops in Alaska. The cops were always going to the reservations and busting the young Indians with booze. I'm sure the rates of suicide are in relation to the high alcoholism. Sad really

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:32 AM (UnJ7w)

225
205 Just an aside...I love the new Springfield XD-S. Been pocket carrying it just to get a feel for the weight. Minuscule.
-----------------

The grip is so narrow, I feel that I can't hold it well.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 12:23 AM (ANVXm)


My dainty ladyfingers are handling it quite well

Haven't shot it yet but I wanted something that I would actually be comfortable with carrying. This feels comfortable, the Glock didn't at all.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 12:32 AM (hlMPp)

226 The state firepower map is way, way off of the mark.

Maybe the gun show loophole that would account for that. But not likely.

Posted by: Fritz at January 21, 2016 12:33 AM (BngQR)

227 Brandon Eich's got a new company, at Brave.com . I think the anti-compete clauses just timed out.
Posted by: cthulhu


Saw that today. Supposed to have a new browser.
Not sure when.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)

228 Map says it's for small arms. Not all arms. So only counting handguns

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:35 AM (zOTsN)

229 #226 Read the comments at the link, Fritz. Commenters there point out what's wrong with the chart.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:36 AM (DLIIY)

230 Posted by: Jay Guevara at January 20, 2016 11:38 PM (oKE6c)

Two words for you: New Jersey.

'nuff said.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:36 AM (Xo1Rt)

231 I thought "small arms" covered both handguns and long guns?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:38 AM (Z8fuk)

232 227

I've signed up for beta testing. Partly to support Eich, partly to stick it to Mozilla and Google.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:38 AM (rJUlF)

233 I was going to say that the reporter's suit was too zoot-suit style but looking at some period photos it looks like double-breasted suits with lapels that wide were the fashion in 1941 and not just the purview of zoot suit punks after the U.S. was forced into the Second War.

Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:38 AM (DLIIY)

234 231 I thought "small arms" covered both handguns and long guns?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:38 AM (Z8fuk)
***
It does, but I'd bet it doesn't include losses from tragic canoe accidents.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:39 AM (lutOX)

235 Hah! Canoes

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:40 AM (zOTsN)

236 233 I was going to say that the reporter's suit was too zoot-suit style but looking at some period photos it looks like double-breasted suits with lapels that wide were the fashion in 1941 and not just the purview of zoot suit punks after the U.S. was forced into the Second War.
Posted by: andycanuck at January 21, 2016 12:38 AM (DLIIY)
***
Who's your daddy?
Yes, I am...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IqH3uliwJY

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:40 AM (lutOX)

237 The snow storm has passed mid east PA and . . . nothingburger.

One of those fizzles.

I don't know what happened on the coast but nada here.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (Xo1Rt)

238 Yeah, does 'small arma' cover the new object ofy lust, a DerestTech 375, suppressed.

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (d6aAA)

239 That's ok. California doesn't have the Gonzales Cannon. I'd like to see them come and take it.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (UnJ7w)

240 I get the impression that at least 35 to 40 US states could probably take on Spain.

Any girl scout troop with 2 or 3 bull dykes in it could take out Spain.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:42 AM (zc3Db)

241 DesertTech

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:42 AM (d6aAA)

242 The snow storm has passed mid east PA and . . . nothingburger.

One of those fizzles.

I don't know what happened on the coast but nada here.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (Xo1Rt)


I thought the storm was supposed to be Friday-Saturday?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (zc3Db)

243 It's a good thing Texas-Germany isn't next to Ohio-Poland.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (VdICR)

244 bull dykes in it could take out Spain.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:42 AM (zc3Db)

I see what you did there.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (UnJ7w)

245 It's a per capita estimate not an actual tally per state. I.e. They made it up

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (zOTsN)

246 227
Brandon Eich's got a new company, at Brave.com . I think the anti-compete clauses just timed out.

Posted by: cthulhu



Saw that today. Supposed to have a new browser.

Not sure when.



Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 21, 2016 12:35 AM (FkBIv)



I think they already might have version 0.7 alpha in the wild.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (EzgxV)

247 Greetings, Overnighters.

Just lurkin' a bit before headin' f'r bed.

Shouldn't the firepower graphic have some sort of legend?

Posted by: mindful webworker - not all here at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (nMj2X)

248 239 That's ok. California doesn't have the Gonzales Cannon. I'd like to see them come and take it.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (UnJ7w)
***
I used to live out that way, not too long ago.

Funny thing that history in Texas took place in the middle of nowhere.

Good barbacoa there, though.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:44 AM (lutOX)

249
237 The snow storm has passed mid east PA and . . . nothingburger.

One of those fizzles.

I don't know what happened on the coast but nada here.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (Xo1Rt

Not supposed to be until Friday.

GET MILK AND BREAD!!

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 12:44 AM (hlMPp)

250 All I know is we're only 20 days into this year, and I am already damn sick of death and dying.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:22 AM (rJUlF)

All that lives must die so that the new can grow and have it's time.

Best get used to it. It's not going away anytime soon.

Although they did transplant a monkey's head the other day.

No word on how the monkey feels about that. Probably has a headache.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:45 AM (Xo1Rt)

251 The snow storm has passed mid east PA and . . . nothingburger.
---
Hmmm. Maybe you should check again. I'm sure I heard it being reported as a Potentially Epic Winter Blockbuster, so your intial assessment must be in error.

Or the weathermen.

One or the other.

Posted by: Methos at January 21, 2016 12:45 AM (ZbV+0)

252 Texas-Germany. Does this mean that Ted Cruz is going to sport a little Hitler moustache?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:45 AM (UnJ7w)

253 Spain would whip out the red drapes, and those bull dykes would get confused.

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:46 AM (d6aAA)

254 Not till Friday?

Oh that's the one brewing out in Nebraska right now.

This thing that just passed over was Huge! So I though that was it.

And the Temps dropped.

I'm good for the week now.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

255 240
I get the impression that at least 35 to 40 US states could probably take on Spain.



Any girl scout troop with 2 or 3 bull dykes in it could take out Spain.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:42 AM (zc3Db)


.....which is probably most of them.


The Conquistadores were a long, long time ago.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 12:46 AM (EzgxV)

256 Shouldn't the firepower graphic have some sort of legend?

Posted by: mindful webworker - not all here at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (nMj2X)

Yes. And it's BS anywhoo. Virginia is on par with Italy.....nope.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 12:47 AM (hlMPp)

257 At least the storm has missed us.

Be well that get hit. You gonna be OK Chi?

T

Posted by: Farmer at January 21, 2016 12:47 AM (o/90i)

258 Map says it's for small arms. Not all arms. So only counting handguns

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:35 AM (zOTsN)


How can they count small arms - handguns or rifles? Outside of the commie states that require registration there's way for them to know how many guns anyone has in the other states. What are they counting?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:47 AM (zc3Db)

259 242
The snow storm has passed mid east PA and . . . nothingburger.



One of those fizzles.



I don't know what happened on the coast but nada here.



Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:41 AM (Xo1Rt)



I thought the storm was supposed to be Friday-Saturday?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (zc3Db)


That's the next storm.....it's supposed to be more substantial in central NC (which we keep more of an eye on) -- 1- 5" of snow expected.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 12:47 AM (EzgxV)

260 Bitter he wasn't talking about old people, he was talking about young people committing suicide

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (zOTsN)

261 I can't comment on the suit, other than it looks "period". The pay phone has a lot wrong with it: 12 finger holes in the dial, no finger stop; wrong coin slots, and the slots are sized wrong for the coins indicated. Someone up-thread said that pay phones with handsets weren't around in '41, but I know desk sets with handsets definitely were, so it's quite possible that some new payphone installations would have handset phones, But definitely, the 2-piece phones would still have been around for for years to come.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (Z8fuk)

262 243 It's a good thing Texas-Germany isn't next to Ohio-Poland.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 12:43 AM (VdICR)
***
Funny, isn't it? There's a newspaper in New Braunfels - one of my favorite Texas towns, and home to a lady who broke my heart - called "The Herald-Zeitung."

I was shocked when I moved here to see the footprint the Germans left....

I lived in a town named for a Spanish General who went all Benedict Arnold on the Mexicans for years - all the street-names were german, and the local Conjunto club was in the same place, and with the same band, as the polka club.

Texas - it's like at least three or four different cultures all sort of moved in together.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)

263 No word on how the monkey feels about that. Probably has a headache.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:45 AM (Xo1Rt)

Yeah I saw that monkey last week on the debate. The internet was making fruit ninja gifs out of him. I believe part of him is from Ohio.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (UnJ7w)

264 The one out in Nebraska doesn't seem like it will get here that soon.

And usually when they're that far away, they piddle out by the time they get here.

The ones that are really bad brew up north of Maine or in Tennessee or Ohio.

That's the ones that dump the big snow.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:49 AM (Xo1Rt)

265 The Conquistadores were a long, long time ago.

1972, according to this: http://youtu.be/FW2KN7Tz89s (sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 21, 2016 12:49 AM (NmKys)

266 I woke up ever so slightly grumpy.
I'm tired of cramped hotel rooms and primitive showers. Even after one time I want a good, long shower. I'm tired of feeling slightly dirty all the time. Even after one time I'm tired of using a widow maker to shower.
The sound of early morning roosters gets real old. Eating French fries gets old.
Paranoia about bugs gets tiring.
The people I've met are truly lovely but, oddly enough, I long to see a blonde.
I'm still safe and healthy, and, whine aside happy.

Whine over.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 12:50 AM (QY8ck)

267 The gun map

1. I am a dope

2. They counted all arms

3. They took the population by state and distributed the guns per capita, not by actual distribution or registration

4. They are dopes

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:51 AM (zOTsN)

268 Ballistics is an absolute science, not a 'per capita, estimate'

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:51 AM (d6aAA)

269 I didn't see any up tick in suicides in the news.

Just all the celebs and musicians dying like flies.

So that's what I thought he meant.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:51 AM (Xo1Rt)

270 Whine over.
Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 12:50 AM (QY8ck)


Just makes you appreciate home even more.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:51 AM (UnJ7w)

271 As everyone knows, only Trump-anime-fappers wear Hitler 'staches.

The actor who played Hitler in Downfall, did he wear a fake beard when he was in town? With the middle part cut out?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 12:52 AM (VdICR)

272 So.

You're saying 70 or so is old?

*drums fingers*

*looks askance at all the whipper snappers*

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 12:52 AM (Xo1Rt)

273 Got the doggies in, I'm eating pumpkin bars and going to bed.

Bailey had her stiches out today and seems to be doing well.

Rock on you Morons,
T

Posted by: Farmer at January 21, 2016 12:53 AM (o/90i)

274 Timothy Dalton is going to stab the guy who serves it stirred not shaken.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 12:53 AM (VdICR)

275 As everyone knows, only Trump-anime-fappers wear Hitler 'staches.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 12:52 AM (VdICR)

Wrong. Everyone knows the hair trumps the 'stache.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:54 AM (UnJ7w)

276 2. They counted all arms

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:51 AM (zOTsN)


How? I don't get this.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 12:54 AM (zc3Db)

277 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 21, 2016 12:54 AM (ntObR)

278 Timothy Dalton is going to stab the guy who serves it stirred not shaken.

Could just be that he likes stabbing people.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 21, 2016 12:54 AM (NmKys)

279 What are they counting?

Their shadowy fears that make the pee themselves when they aren't running away from random black guys who scare them in NYC

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:55 AM (d6aAA)

280 Even after one time I'm tired of using a widow maker to shower.
The sound of early morning roosters gets real old. Eating French fries gets old.
Paranoia about bugs gets tiring.
The people I've met are truly lovely but, oddly enough, I long to see a blonde.
I'm still safe and healthy, and, whine aside happy.

Whine over.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 12:50 AM (QY8ck)


Widow maker? Is that the electrically-heated shower head that basically just passes a jolt of juice through the water itself to heat it? Plugs into a wall outlet?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 12:55 AM (Z8fuk)

281 G'night everyone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (NmKys)

282 All these musicians dying reminds me of the old tombstone somewhere in England. It reads:

Remember me as you pass by,

As you are now, so once was I,

As I am now, so you must be,

Prepare for death and follow me.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (UnJ7w)

283 the just took the number 270 million guns, because that is the estimate of guns in the US and distributed them by population.


They paid no attention to actual state registration

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (zOTsN)

284 Good night white trash.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:58 AM (UnJ7w)

285 282 All these musicians dying reminds me of the old tombstone somewhere in England. It reads:

Remember me as you pass by,

As you are now, so once was I,

As I am now, so you must be,

Prepare for death and follow me.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (UnJ7w)

Burma Shave!

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 12:58 AM (kpqmD)

286 Shouldn't the firepower graphic have some sort of legend?

Why not. Zelda had one ...

Posted by: Adriane the Figures and Tables Critic ... at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (AoK0a)

287 AOP: yes it is. It's probably perfectly safe but it looks vaguely scary.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (QY8ck)

288 I think the biggest anachronism in the phone booth is the fluorescent light. I don't believe they had those in the 40s.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (hOD4w)

289 Northern lurker, but your doing gods work. It's more bearable when you get to drink with the local secret police.

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (d6aAA)

290 'Night Farmer

*anybody else notice he didn't bring out the food and share until he said goodnight....

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (hlMPp)

291 Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (zOTsN)

I see. Very sciency.

I wonder if they included the "11 million" illegals in with that?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:00 AM (zc3Db)

292 They paid no attention to actual state registration

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 12:57 AM (zOTsN)


And state registration exists in how many states? And is likely largely fictional, in any case.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 01:00 AM (Z8fuk)

293 266 I woke up ever so slightly grumpy.
I'm tired of cramped hotel rooms and primitive showers. Even after one time I want a good, long shower. I'm tired of feeling slightly dirty all the time. Even after one time I'm tired of using a widow maker to shower.
The sound of early morning roosters gets real old. Eating French fries gets old.
Paranoia about bugs gets tiring.
The people I've met are truly lovely but, oddly enough, I long to see a blonde.
I'm still safe and healthy, and, whine aside happy.

Whine over.
Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 12:50 AM (QY8ck)
***
Longest I was ever "on the road" was for two weeks.

I felt filthy, though I showered every day.

Yes, be it never so humble, there's no place like home.

Home is where I want to be...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HldHtBxNK6k

(Named my son for him, yes, I did.)

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:00 AM (lutOX)

294 289 Northern lurker, but your doing gods work. It's more bearable when you get to drink with the local secret police.
Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (d6aAA)

If they're secret, how would you know?

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 01:01 AM (kpqmD)

295 Anyway they just made it up

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 01:02 AM (zOTsN)

296 Yep, night all.

Surely there will be some kick ass news tomorrow.

I feel It in my bones.



*wait...

That's gout.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 01:02 AM (hlMPp)

297
That's the next storm.....it's supposed to be more substantial in central NC (which we keep more of an eye on) -- 1- 5" of snow expected.
Posted by: cthulhu
-----------------------
North of Raleigh, in Va, they're calling for maybe a foot. All the way through central Va. Richmond was looking at 8 - 10 inches.

T , thanks, but whatever we get should be washed away by rain. Jinx & redbanzai (&all else in RCH & NoVa) are going to get pounded
We have a lot of Morons in NoVa...

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:02 AM (BB+7x)

298 I think the biggest anachronism in the phone booth is the fluorescent light. I don't believe they had those in the 40s.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 12:59 AM (hOD4w)


Nope, fluorescent lights arrived in the 1930's for sure. I think even the circular ones were around in the '40's. And brand new phone booths would get the newest tech.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 01:03 AM (Z8fuk)

299 they should have at least tallied the people who have carry licenses because those are known.

that would at least make some sense.

What they did is not even a good guess.

Must be a lefty org that did this.

They understand nothing about guns.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:03 AM (Xo1Rt)

300 I do find it amusing when an African waitress says "Yes, you're food is not ready," an hour and a half after you ordered.
That is said with an absolutely serene expression. It honestly makes me smile.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 01:04 AM (QY8ck)

301 Cthulhu, brave.com, is that the guy that got ran out of town for for supporting prop 9?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:04 AM (UnJ7w)

302 They copied the methodology of some Swiss study and applied it to the US

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 01:05 AM (zOTsN)

303 Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:02 AM (BB+7x)

Were you at the recent meeting up?

*became 'friends' with a couple of them on FB.

No need to answer, but a lot more of the horde is represented in VA than I realized.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 01:05 AM (hlMPp)

304 They copied the methodology of some Swiss study and applied it to the US
Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 01:05 AM (zOTsN)


So you're saying there are holes in the study?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:06 AM (UnJ7w)

305 Meeting = meet

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 01:06 AM (hlMPp)

306 there's a big blob over Nebraska and Missouri and it's not moving fast enough to get here Friday.

Nothing in N.Carolina a bit moving east from Georgia
And that's IT.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:06 AM (Xo1Rt)

307 Arson Wells: ...reminds me of the old tombstone somewhere in England. It reads...

It was a common inscription across the US. There's a tombstone with that inscription just out in the yard. (My "yard" includes an old AmerIndian graveyard, one of the earliest with tombstones here in NE Okla.)

Posted by: mindful webworker - I see dead people at January 21, 2016 01:07 AM (nMj2X)

308 Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 01:04 AM (QY8ck)

That's what peanut butter is for ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at January 21, 2016 01:08 AM (AoK0a)

309 Nope, RWC. Not yet.
I plan on making one some day.
Jinx was cool and offered to be a chauffeur once, but unless he was already down here, I'd have none of that.

I've only had a couple one-on-one meet ups as of yet.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:08 AM (BB+7x)

310 Posted by: mindful webworker - I see dead people at January 21, 2016 01:07 AM (nMj2X)

You I thought of that after posted. New England area? I'm thinking puritans for some reason. Ty.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:08 AM (UnJ7w)

311 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)



Fair bit of Czech influence where I'm at. I'd never eaten kolaches (or even heard of them) until I moved here, and everyone here thinks that's really weird.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (J+mig)

312 Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:06 AM (Xo1Rt)

I just checked accuweather for my area (outside of philly) and it said snow is going to start in 8 minutes. I love how exact accuweather is ... they'll say that "rain will continue for 43 minutes" for my town and it will be sunny outside.

Anyway they said snow will start in ... 7 minutes, now. And they also changed their forecast for the bigger storm saying that snow will go on from Thursday night to Sunday.

We'll see ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (zc3Db)

313 I've got a question in about what OS's they support.

Yes I know they say windows but what flavor?

I'm willing to give it a try.

paying for content must be painless. Like when you walk past a newsstand and see a headline that piques your interest.

So (because of past experience with the periodical you know you'll enjoy other stuff) you plop down you're 50 cents or whatever.

But I'm not going to do that for every Blog or click bait article I see. So it has to be micro pennies. This is where the internet failed. No means of micro payments.

Subscriptions only work for something you do daily and only if you can afford the hit. And that's the other thing. Cost.

This ad stuff may be the way if the loading doesn't take a big hit.

Interesting idea. And it's open source. Take that Micro Duh.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (Xo1Rt)

314 Kolaches are similar to pigs in a blanket?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (UnJ7w)

315 I'm seeing the radar for the area just NW of Philly and nothing.

On the radar or outdoors.

Someones been making those 'special' cookies again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:12 AM (Xo1Rt)

316 You know how Twitter sometimes randomly adds or removes followers? I'm starting to wonder exactly how smart their algorithms are. I found I was following someone that I'd never heard of so I poked around her website a bit.

Her name is Hariett Sugarcookie. She's an Asian porn star (Vietnamese I think) from London (great accent) with red hair (dyed, but I'm not sure there are any natural Asian redheads), nice sized natural tits and glasses. She seems to be reasonably intelligent and has a sense of humor.

That is scarily spot on for all the things I'm attracted to in a woman that it's not even funny. My Twitter feed is all friends and politics so I have NO idea how they figured that out.

AI is here folks.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:12 AM (hOD4w)

317 And, remaining consistent with my blood, with the deepest stirrings of my soul, I leave you with some Serbian turbo-folk, featuring Balkan elbows:

Goga Sekulic, "Seksi Biznismen":

https://youtu.be/AoOXyaPVVgI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:13 AM (lutOX)

318 Kola he's are yeast pastries with lemon, poppy seed, prune or raspberry filling. Like a Danish. They are Czech. I had seen any with sausages until Texas.

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 01:13 AM (zOTsN)

319 314
Kolaches are similar to pigs in a blanket?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (UnJ7w)


Kinda but not quite. It's more like a normal bread bun that has meat and cheese baked inside of it. Quite delicious, too.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:14 AM (J+mig)

320 Oy ...

Stay warm & dry all.

May your bread be fresh, your milk be sweet, & your cookies be generously offered thru your USB port ...

Posted by: Adriane the Winter Weather Report Critic ... at January 21, 2016 01:14 AM (AoK0a)

321
309 Nope, RWC. Not yet.
I plan on making one some day.
Jinx was cool and offered to be a chauffeur once, but unless he was already down here, I'd have none of that.

I've only had a couple one-on-one meet ups as of yet.
Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:08 AM (BB+7x)

Geeze, you've had one on ones?? *BRAVERY*


Ok, just checking. I wish the FB group would put out their nics but I understand why they don't.

Posted by: RWC - Team BOHICA at January 21, 2016 01:15 AM (hlMPp)

322 Kolaches. Which auto cucumber turns into "Kola he's"

Posted by: ThunderB at January 21, 2016 01:15 AM (zOTsN)

323 Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:12 AM (hOD4w)

We've been discussing sugar cookies here as well ...

Posted by: Adriane the Winter Weather Report Critic ... at January 21, 2016 01:16 AM (AoK0a)

324 Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:12 AM (hOD4w)

Harriett thanks you for your time.

Please come again.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (Xo1Rt)

325 I spend more time correcting the auto cucumber than typing lol.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (UnJ7w)

326 Hey Morons caught up in the snowstorm take care with the shovelling. You're not as young as you used to be. Can't have you joining Buzzion and Grammie.

Posted by: Northernlurker, muzungo at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (QY8ck)

327 301
Cthulhu, brave.com, is that the guy that got ran out of town for for supporting prop 9?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:04 AM (UnJ7w)



Yep. Former CTO of Mozilla, got promoted to CEO of Mozilla, weeks later got run out of town on a rail for taking a heartfelt position on a controversy that has two valid sides. Mozilla lost a bunch of market share afterwards, 'cause (unsurprisingly) it seemed to be run by and for SJW types.....but there didn't seem to be much out there that was better. So, now some time has passed....and Eich says he might have something better.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)

328 Regarding the newly suspected, but not yet discovered planet, here are a couple of links I posted earlier:

Here is an article I found in a link at Transterrestrial Musings:
https://tinyurl.com/hncady9

And here's a link to the actual paper that I found at NSF.com:
https://tinyurl.com/jahoat8

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 01:18 AM (sdi6R)

329 Maet. Take down that picture. it's scaring the hamsters.

I just had a server error 500 popup a couple of times.

Warning Danger danger will robinson

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:18 AM (Xo1Rt)

330 weeks later got run out of town on a rail for taking a heartfelt position on a controversy that has two valid sides.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)


There's only one valid side in the debate about gay pretend marriage.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (zc3Db)

331 311 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 12:48 AM (lutOX)



Fair bit of Czech influence where I'm at. I'd never eaten kolaches (or even heard of them) until I moved here, and everyone here thinks that's really weird.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:11 AM (J+mig)
***
Where you at, as the hip folk say?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (lutOX)

332 WeirdDave - Meant to ask last time you were here, are you a member of the Garand Collector's Association?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (ANVXm)

333 Weirddave -
"Her name is Hariett Sugarcookie. She's an Asian porn star..."
-------------------
Yeah, Twitter randomly added her to your feed. Let's go with that!

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:20 AM (BB+7x)

334 In regards to the not yet discovered planet. Does this mean that this whole time that weirdo who works in the warehouse was right about Nibiru? Damn.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:20 AM (UnJ7w)

335 Where you at, as the hip folk say?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (lutOX)


College Station.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:21 AM (J+mig)

336 Arson Wells: New England area?

Not sure, but it looks like you mistook my saying NE for New England?

North-East Oklahoma.

Same accent.

Posted by: mindful webworker - different topography at January 21, 2016 01:21 AM (nMj2X)

337 Hola all.

By the time I catch up, it's time for bed. May be out a couple days as I'm moving. Y'all take care and youse in the storm path stay warm and likkered up.

'Night all.

Posted by: Blano at January 21, 2016 01:22 AM (C3E0x)

338 There's only one valid side in the debate about gay pretend marriage.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (zc3Db)

You are right. The federal government has no business deciding what is and isn't marriage. That should be left up to the states according to the 10th Amendment.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:22 AM (UnJ7w)

339 324 Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:12 AM (hOD4w)

Harriett thanks you for your time.

Please come again.


What's weird is that she wasn't following me - anyone on Twitter gets scads of follows from porn sites and bots - but that Twitter decided that I should follow her.

And if I wasn't married, I would follow her - with my tongue hanging out IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:23 AM (hOD4w)

340 Posted by: mindful webworker - different topography at January 21, 2016 01:21 AM (nMj2X)

No, that was totally me, lol.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:23 AM (UnJ7w)

341 Hammer, no, I'm not. Should I be?

Posted by: Weirddave at January 21, 2016 01:24 AM (hOD4w)

342 335 Where you at, as the hip folk say?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (lutOX)


College Station.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:21 AM (J+mig)
***
Living by Manor, though I'd lived in Seguin for a while...


Those outside of Texas have no idea, have they?

Bohunks and Krauts and Messicans... they live side by side and are all Texans all the while....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:24 AM (lutOX)

343 334 In regards to the not yet discovered planet. Does this mean that this whole time that weirdo who works in the warehouse was right about Nibiru? Damn.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:20 AM (UnJ7w)


Several people have suggested that the new planet (if it exists) should be named Nibiru. Heh.

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 01:25 AM (sdi6R)

344 Bohunks and Krauts and Messicans... they live side by side and are all Texans all the while....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:24 AM (lute)


It's great isn't it? Truly a wonderful state.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:26 AM (UnJ7w)

345 My tombstone will say:

"Ya know...I never ate enough Mexican food."


I'm always hungry for Mexican but I hardly ever eat it.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:26 AM (qUNWi)

346 Insomniac, you ask the hookers

Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 01:27 AM (7jAQT)

347 Several people have suggested that the new planet (if it exists) should be named Nibiru. Heh.

I still think there should be a Planet Rick.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:28 AM (qUNWi)

348 The federal government has no business deciding what is and isn't marriage. That should be left up to the states according to the 10th Amendment.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:22 AM (UnJ7w)


Marriage is a state issue but the feral government has an interest in marriage and a responsibility to set the rules concerning inter-state recognition of marriage. Each state defines marriage for itself but no state is required to accept some other state's insane reformulation of the concept. The federal government did its duty with respect to this issue with the DOMA - which is exactly how the Constitution said it should be done. Along with this, the federal government keeps its own definition of marriage (since it's used for immigration and some other purposes - and marriage has always been one of the bedrocks of our society) and doesn't have to accept certain insane notions of marriage that the demented states come up with.

As to the particular debate within any state about gay pretend marriage, there is only one valid side, but demented, commie states are going to do what they're going to do.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:29 AM (zc3Db)

349 My Tombstone will say: "You're Next"

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:30 AM (Xo1Rt)

350 344 Bohunks and Krauts and Messicans... they live side by side and are all Texans all the while....
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:24 AM (lute)


It's great isn't it? Truly a wonderful state.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:26 AM (UnJ7w)
***
My angel, born in Saigon, calls kimchi "pepper kraut" and has opinions about bigos and thinks mine is sort of bland...

Yes, there is such a thing as multi-culturalism, but it's a sort of stew of the best of all nations, and not a salad, with each remaining distinct. If it can't blend, it won't last, as my angel proved when she made banh mi with tortillas........

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (lutOX)

351 Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:29 AM (zc3Db)


My big beef with gay pretend marriage is that 5 lawyers in black robes decided for the whole country to adjudicate an issue they have no business deciding. On social issues all the sudden it's judicial oligarchy that determines things. Bullshit.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (UnJ7w)

352 If only Yoko was a little cuter.

I mean, John, of all the pretty Japanese women in the world, this, THIS is the one you had to pick?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (Xo1Rt)

353 330
weeks later got run out of town on a rail for taking a heartfelt position on a controversy that has two valid sides.



Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:17 AM (EzgxV)



There's only one valid side in the debate about gay pretend marriage.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:19 AM (zc3Db)


It is valid to note that the law is seriously screwed up about marriage. Where it should be none of the State's business, it is used as shorthand for legal outcomes in an exceptionally wide variety of situations -- it is entirely possible that no living person actually knows how many.


Furthermore, the idea that one should need a "marriage license", issued by government, is crap on stilts. You have a natural right to breathe, be married or not, speak your mind, attend your church, get together with like-minded folks to ask government to right wrongs, defend yourself, be silent when the government wants to pin something on you, or read whatever you'd like. Coupling any of these natural rights with a "license" from the government is unconstitutional meddling -- that governments have been attempting to do since this Nation's founding. That they gained what successes they have is a damned shame.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (EzgxV)

354 Sex and Gender are NOT Social Constructs

Originally, "gender" and "biological sex' meant the same thing, or that "gender" was a grammatical concept more or less consistent with biological sex.* Then the two terms started to be used together, as first seemingly redundantly; once established in law, the treatment of "gender" and "biological sex" as two mutually unrelated terms brought forth the "trans" aspect of "social justice." Now that normalcy has become denormalized, and contranormative social norms have trumped verinormative ones, the distinguishment between "gender" and "biological sex" has become #problematic. But by recombining the two meanings, it is not objective biological reality that is winning the day, but the idea that objective reality itself that is a social construct.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=10781

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (vBeA5)

355 Wouldn't it be weird if the new planet is a black hole?

Black Hole Rick.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:33 AM (qUNWi)

356 Nice posts gentlemen.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:34 AM (UnJ7w)

357 346 Insomniac, you ask the hookers
Posted by: Jean at January 21, 2016 01:27 AM (7jAQT)

That makes a lot of sense, actually.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 01:34 AM (kpqmD)

358 Old people at weddings always poke me and say "You're next." So, I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 01:34 AM (VdICR)

359 Hammer, no, I'm not. Should I be?
Posted by: Weirddave
--------

Maybe... probably. You can visit their site.
http://thegca.org/

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 01:34 AM (eeTCA)

360 Those outside of Texas have no idea, have they?



Bohunks and Krauts and Messicans... they live side by side and are all Texans all the while....

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Still Accepting Harem Applicants at January 21, 2016 01:24 AM (lutOX)


I'm originally from Florida, and it kinda amazed me when I first moved here. It's taking me a long time to try to come up with the right words to describe it, and they're just not coming to me. But I get exactly what you're talking about, and this Texas culture, I like it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:35 AM (J+mig)

361 Marriage requires a license because of the legal entanglement.


Even contract law would not do as well. (although it should be tried)

There's children to account for. Estates that must be transferred and taxed. Wills executed and Health care decisions made.

And a marriage is a contract the state has a great interest in and rightfully so.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:35 AM (Xo1Rt)

362 I mean, John, of all the pretty Japanese women in the world, this, THIS is the one you had to pick?


Well...the heart wants what it wants.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:35 AM (qUNWi)

363 Black Hole Rick.
Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:33 AM (qUNWi)

And crossing the event horizon to singularity would be being rick rolled for eternity.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:35 AM (UnJ7w)

364 358 Old people at weddings always poke me and say "You're next." So, I started doing the same thing to them at funerals.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 21, 2016 01:34 AM (VdICR)

Great joke!

*scribbles furiously*

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 21, 2016 01:36 AM (kpqmD)

365 Evening horde.

I'm just checking in to call bullshit on that gun map. No fucking way that MD and KY have a nearly identical guns/person rate. .8879 to .8880. Then again, it's TTAG and they're not known for a friendly relationship with the truth.

While I'm at it, hotel hash check!

Posted by: DC in River City at January 21, 2016 01:36 AM (itIXC)

366 Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (UnJ7w)

Yep. And not just the SCOTASS but all manner of federal and state courts have sticked their snout in that. What the Cali supreme court did was the worst, really. Cali is ridiculous in their public referenda for Constitutional amendments ... but that's their crazy system, and for the Cali court to just brush the new amendment aside is about the worst sort of Constitutional offense I can think of.

All the courts think they own everything and they think they know everything, too. To call it "infuriating" is a massive understatement.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:37 AM (zc3Db)

367 My big beef with gay pretend marriage is that 5 lawyers in black robes decided for the whole country to adjudicate an issue they have no business deciding. On social issues all the sudden it's judicial oligarchy that determines things. Bullshit.
Posted by: Arson
-----------------

Remarkable, isn't it? To think that that right had lay hidden unnoticed in the Constitution for 250 years, like abortion.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 21, 2016 01:37 AM (eeTCA)

368 Posted by: The Political Hat at January 21, 2016 01:32 AM (vBeA5)
I've been saying that for a while, Hat. Gender is just a linguistic device used to describe people based on apparent biological sex. There's only two biological sexes, so there should only ever be two genders.The Left, with their usual agenda of wedging people into a bunch of competitive identity cliques that they can then manipulate, has seen fit to complicate the obvious by injecting some non-mainstream religion into the mix; they claim that a person has a soul which can be born into the wrong body. This is how they justify their nonsense as not being a mental disorder.What society should be doing is going "well, we have this thing called the separation of church and state, and your ideas about souls are inherently religious as they pertain to souls, so we can't legislate on the grounds of it as it would constitute an establishment of religion." But given that the Left is hypocrisy and plunder in political form, legislating according to their new religion is exactly what they're trying to do.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:40 AM (J+mig)

369 Yeah, marriage licenses are in that legal Schroedinger's Box between "Yeah, I get it" and "WTF??"

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:40 AM (qUNWi)

370 Gay marriage is actually a plot by the radical feminists to disrupt the normal heterosexual male female procreative cycle.

Just as the rape culture on campus thing is an attack on Men in College. Force men out of college and women take a larger roll in the world and make more of the decisions. (which is already happening but not fast enough for some of these radicals)

Radical Feminist are bat shit crazy and want to take the world down with them. (cause most of them are suicidal and won't procreate.

They're almost as dangerous as the Muslims. Maybe worse because for now they're a hidden threat.

But it's growing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:40 AM (Xo1Rt)

371 Ugh. Damn board elminated my spacing and made a wall of text. Sorry.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 01:40 AM (J+mig)

372 To call it "infuriating" is a massive understatement.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 01:37 AM (zc3Db)

You know it seems to me that when the means to achieve something Constitutionally, the left has no problem doing just that. On the other hand, like the california example you mention, the left has no problem side stepping the Constitution to get what they want. It's like heads we win, tails you lose. We are truly unmoored from our Constitution.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:41 AM (UnJ7w)

373 Bitter Clinger: Marriage requires a license because of the legal entanglement....

Not exactly. I mentioned on here recently that Milady and I married each other by Okla. common law. No state license, also no JP or preacher, just "holding ourselves forth as married." (I did change my will to reflect it.)

You have to be dang sure folks know you're "holding yourself forth," though, should you come to any of those legal entanglements you mentioned. And I think you forgot one of the worst: divorce.

Posted by: mindful webworker - different topography at January 21, 2016 01:43 AM (nMj2X)

374 Some radical feminists for see a time when Men will be kept like cattle and milked for their sperm to be used to inseminate volunteer breeders to perpetuate their female tyranny.

OH Yes they do. Do some reading. Read The Other McCain.

They are fast becoming a viable threat that needs to be addressed. They're already poisoning the minds of millions of young women and making the colleges a snake pit for any male who desires a degree.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:44 AM (Xo1Rt)

375 Posted by: mindful webworker - different topography at January 21, 2016 01:43 AM (nMj2X)

But you're still following an acknowledge legal procedure and I think you might want to check on whether you want that status to continue or whether you or she or both of you might be better off (say when you're older) to have an actual marriage.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:46 AM (Xo1Rt)

376 That top photo: portrait of Sarah Palin as Rock Star?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 21, 2016 01:48 AM (Kucy5)

377
Well...the heart wants what it wants.
Posted by: eleven
---------------

When the heart calls
The mind obeys
Oh it knows better than me, baby.
If I hold on
For one more day,
Oh maybe, maybe he'll be true

Posted by: Karla Bonoff at January 21, 2016 01:49 AM (ANVXm)

378 Just remember, the whole marriage issue boils down to one thing. The Federal Government wants to control norms and mores. They want to explicitly define and enforce them through the power of law.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:49 AM (UnJ7w)

379 Feminism has also insinuated itself into many Christian denominations, with terribly poisonous results.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 01:49 AM (kpqmD)

380 Came back from the county GOP central committee meeting (Clark county, with 70% of the population of one of the first four primary/caucus states).

Rubio, Trump, Fiorina, and Kasich had tables set up, and there were people with Cruz, Carson, and Huckabee t-shirts/buttons/stickers.

No indication of support for Paul, Bush, Christi, or Santourum.

Posted by: The Political Hat at January 21, 2016 01:52 AM (vBeA5)

381 347
I still think there should be a Planet Rick.
Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 01:28 AM (qUNWi)


Dunno about that, but there is a Planet Claire.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EPP3gkh_00

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 01:52 AM (sdi6R)

382 I wasted a lot of time trying to find the date that the Circline round fluorescent lamp, as presumably used in the phone booth in the picture, was introduced. No luck. But most of the familiar sizes of fluorescent tubes hit the market between 1938 and 1940. GE offered fluorescent lamps to the public first in 1938, and sales increased rapidly thereafter. And fluorescents really became big during WWII for factory lighting.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 01:53 AM (Z8fuk)

383 192 I wish I had a clue as to the cause of the suicides. I do know that Andarko has the highest Native American population of any city in the state. There are a lot of people living at or below the poverty line. I won't presume that any of that is a cause. The local police are also baffled.

It's even trending on Facebook now, which is giving the usual suspect another chance to blame conservatives, fundamentalists, etc. One kook even blamed radio stations in the area...one of which I work for. What the hell???
Posted by: Captain Whitebread at January 21, 2016 12:19 AM (rJUlF)


Sadly, whenever some kid at that age commits suicide, the whole community goes into overload with coverage of it, and all the schoolmates go on and on about how they knew the kid, and the school does all kinds of tributes to the kid. Another kid that feels like an outsider sees all the love/attention focused on the deceased kid and decides he wants to go out because he/she will get the adulation.

Wash, rinse, repeat.

As for Native Americans, I had an Inuit employee, 22 years old, that committed suicide. Everybody loved the guy, but he got a DWI and didn't want to let the nation down by being labeled the "drunk indian". Sad thing is that his younger brother almost went down the same road. Luckily, his wife got him to go get help.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 01:53 AM (Z7G74)

384 For too long the right (for the lack of a better word. I'm swearing off 'conservative' for a while) has never acknowledged that the left is an enemy.

They've been approached as an equal but different point of view but who's basic mores were more alike than different.

We were wrong.

Obama has shown us how wrong we are/were.

They intend to bring forth a new nation that will look nothing like even the current USA and for sure no where near how the old USA looked and worked.

This is with malice aforethought and they will use every trick and trap they can come up with to reach they're goal.

They are worse than Muslims/Islam. They are a tyrannical control structure and they have almost succeeded in swallowing the USA whole.

If the right fails to protect the rule of law and the legal electorate and allows foreigners to dictate our politics then we will quickly be lost.

And the world is a willing participant.

The USA was/has always been a fluke an outlier from the norms that retain power throughout the rest of the world.

They don't like the comparisons they don't like the example that it shows their slaves. So America must die.

And the left must be treated as a deadly enemy.

Anything they want no matter how reasonable it may seem should be fought against tooth and nail without absolute proof that it will be a benefit for all and not just for the left.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:54 AM (Xo1Rt)

385 361
Marriage requires a license because of the legal entanglement.


Even contract law would not do as well. (although it should be tried)

There's children to account for. Estates that must be transferred and taxed. Wills executed and Health care decisions made.

And a marriage is a contract the state has a great interest in and rightfully so.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:35 AM (Xo1Rt)


The legal entanglement is because of centuries of slop, and we are paying the penalty for sloppy legal draftsmanship with centuries of interest. The fact is -- marriage under the law yesterday was a cesspit of horrendous crap for heterosexuals. Everyone bitches about the horrors and inequities of family court, everyone whines about the declining marriage rate and increasing divorce rate, everyone notes how "pre-ups" became increasingly necessary, everyone knows someone who has been reamed up-one-side-and-down-the-other through some litigated quirk of being "married" -- and that's true for women and men. Marriage under the law today has all of the crap it had yesterday, but now it's going to try to apply to homosexuals as well.

My position has been consistent over years -- let's try to drain the cesspool that state oversight of marriage has become before we invite everyone in to splash around.....and I'm saying this as someone who is well into my third decade of a relationship with the fiancee. Instead, the SJW crowd has decided it will improve society if government force is used to shove this sewage down everyone's throat.

Good luck with that -- I expect it to end badly.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)

386 I'm pretty sure that if you wanted an accurate distribution of firearms in the US just do a state by state look at 4473's registered during King Putts reign. It might be slightly skewed in the South due to natural hatred of Chicago politicians.

Posted by: Gmac - Waiting on Colombus #two weeks my aching ass and screw Soothie, he asked for it at January 21, 2016 01:55 AM (4pjhs)

387 And when he decides one day to hitchu upside the head and smack you around and you say, "this ain't what I signed up for so I want out", the laws also say, "not so fast, little lady! We have rules/laws you haveta follow! Just in case you change your little mind" Divorce takes time and money to lawyers. And the state.

Posted by: OldDominionMom at January 21, 2016 01:55 AM (GzDYP)

388 Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 01:53 AM (Z7G74)

I saw a documentary on netflix about a town in Scotland? that had a rash of youths committing suicide. They all knew each other or were connected in some way. Really strange.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:57 AM (UnJ7w)

389 Bitter Clinger: ...still following an acknowledge[d] legal procedure...

Oh absolutely. In fact, the last thing we did was consult a lawyer to be sure our understanding was correct (and, as said, to change my will). Just implicit, not explicit, licensing - the state actually had nothing to do with "permitting" it was why I liked it. Freedom!

...both of you might be better off (say when you're older) to have an actual marriage.

Oh, FU on "actual marriage," you statist tyrant. You calling our kids bastards is fightin' words, sonny.

Thirty-six years of married life, legal and state-approved, is more actual than many a "licensed" marriage. Yeah, "when we're older" ... I'll think about that, junior.

Must be my cue to check out of this dump. Enjoy your Yoko, yokels.

Good night, Gracies.

Posted by: mindful webworker - long and happily married at January 21, 2016 01:57 AM (nMj2X)

390 378
Just remember, the whole marriage issue boils down to one thing. The
Federal Government wants to control norms and mores. They want to
explicitly define and enforce them through the power of law.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:49 AM (UnJ7w)


Marriage licenses are generally run by States.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:58 AM (EzgxV)

391 My position has been consistent over years -- let's try to drain the cesspool that state oversight of marriage has become before we invite everyone in to splash around.

The cesspool will never be drained as there is too much money to be made in the divorce industry.

Posted by: Insomniac - Pale Horse/Death 2016 at January 21, 2016 01:58 AM (kpqmD)

392 Coffee anyone?

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:58 AM (UnJ7w)

393 Btw all you Texans, HEB has a Houston blend coffee they sell that is REALLY good.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (UnJ7w)

394 Still. No. Snow.

Can't these people get anything right?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)

395 Hah....rickl...love the B-52s flashback.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:02 AM (qUNWi)

396 Still. No. Snow.

Can't these people get anything right?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)


No snow here either, 30-odd miles east of Phoenix. And there hadn't better be, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:03 AM (Z8fuk)

397 385 Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 01:55 AM (EzgxV)



Pre-nups.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:03 AM (EzgxV)

398 297
That's the next storm.....it's supposed to be more substantial in central NC (which we keep more of an eye on) -- 1- 5" of snow expected.
Posted by: cthulhu
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North of Raleigh, in Va, they're calling for maybe a foot. All the way through central Va. Richmond was looking at 8 - 10 inches.

T , thanks, but whatever we get should be washed away by rain. Jinx & redbanzai (&all else in RCH & NoVa) are going to get pounded
We have a lot of Morons in NoVa...
Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 01:02 AM (BB+7x)


SWVA/Roanoke areas, 12" for the minimum, most places around 24", some spots 30", and some of the mountain tops up to 40".

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 02:04 AM (Z7G74)

399 I love Arizona! Lots of beautiful women there.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 02:04 AM (UnJ7w)

400 394 Still. No. Snow.

Can't these people get anything right?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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we were supposed to get at least 1/2" this evening, a bit starting friday, but rain to wash it away.
So far, a dusting. The weekend who knows? A foot?

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:05 AM (BB+7x)

401 396
Still. No. Snow.



Can't these people get anything right?



Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)





No snow here either, 30-odd miles east of Phoenix. And there hadn't better be, either.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:03 AM (Z8fuk)


I thought you were headed back -- didn't I see you say goodbye to the lime?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)

402 393 Btw all you Texans, HEB has a Houston blend coffee they sell that is REALLY good.
Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (UnJ7w)

HEB is the best

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 02:05 AM (5S7Fr)

403 I know I love it. We have one opening less than a mile from us this spring. I can't wait.

Posted by: Arson Wells at January 21, 2016 02:06 AM (UnJ7w)

404 I thought you were headed back -- didn't I see you say goodbye to the lime?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:05 AM (EzgxV)


I was in Nicaaragua for a week; got back to PHX Sunday afternoon. Return to Alberta around second week of February.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:06 AM (Z8fuk)

405 All I know about Arizona is driving the I-10 from Texas to Cali.

One minute it's dark outside and nice and cool then the next minute the Sun is peeking over the horizon and it's 150.

Don't even get me started about driving thru Phoenix.

North AZ up Flagstaff way is nice tho.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:08 AM (qUNWi)

406 400
394 Still. No. Snow.



Can't these people get anything right?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger

-----------------

we were supposed to get at least 1/2" this evening, a bit starting friday, but rain to wash it away.

So far, a dusting. The weekend who knows? A foot?

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:05 AM (BB+7x)


Looking at storm forecast maps (yeah, I know -- why not throw the bones, read tea leaves, or use a crystal ball?), it was saying you might have freezing rain instead of snow.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:09 AM (EzgxV)

407 And the left must be treated as a deadly enemy.

Anything
they want no matter how reasonable it may seem should be fought against
tooth and nail without absolute proof that it will be a benefit for all
and not just for the left.


Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:54 AM (Xo1Rt)


We've often made the mistake of thinking of them as frivolous and stupid. They are, but they're deadly earnest about their stupid frivolity, and will stop at nothing to shove it down our throats, come hell or high water, results be damned. They're just so certain that their utopia is at hand that there is nothing they won't do in order to get it.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at January 21, 2016 02:11 AM (J+mig)

408 Re new planet (again, possible -- the work strongly suggests a planet is out there in a certain orbit, but it won't be real until it is observed) being a black hole.

I figure the commenter was just joking, but a 10x earth mass black probably ain't possible. There is no known physics that could generate one that small. The Schwarzschild radius of the earth would be, well it would be about the size of a ping pong ball or something. You need much bigger objects, many stellar mass (and I forget how) stars to be able to get a process to get a collapse, and you end up with stellar mass range black holes, with most of the parent star mass being blown out.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:12 AM (dvuhZ)

409 Our coldest/snowiest time is always late Feb, early Mar anyway.
I remember The Blizzard Of 1980 very well. It came in so quickly, that everyone was trapped inside Norfolk Scope while attending Ringling Bros Circus.

Go in with the kids for a couple hours, come out to almost 2 feet of snow (well, we eventually got 20 something inches - I don't know how long it took).
The witch doctors meteorologists predicted minimal snow that day.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:16 AM (BB+7x)

410 My snow is scheduled to start late Friday night and go on all day Saturday. This is fine with me, since I'll have all day Sunday to clean it up. That's better than having to get up early on a workday to clear the driveway.

I went to the supermarket tonight, and I'll go to the liquor store tomorrow night. That way I won't have to deal with the panicked crowds on Friday night.

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 02:16 AM (sdi6R)

411 394 Still. No. Snow.

Can't these people get anything right?
Posted by: Bitter Clinger and All That at January 21, 2016 01:59 AM (Xo1Rt)


This is a different front from the one tomorrow night through saturday.

The Friday/Saturday one is a low moving up from the Gulf.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 02:17 AM (Z7G74)

412 Don't even get me started about driving thru Phoenix.

North AZ up Flagstaff way is nice tho.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:08 AM (qUNWi)


Yeah, Phoenix traffic can be murder. One thing I have learned, is that when freeways are crawling, bail off, get on an arterial road, and go. Arterial roads here can go for miles and miles. At a guess, Baseline Road is 50 miles, end-to-end. Unless you pick the wrong arterial, you will get there, at maybe 35 mph average speed; a lot slower than the freeway at full chat, but a lot better than a freeway moving at zero because of a wreck. And the entire valley is laid out on a pretty simple grid plan.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:17 AM (Z8fuk)

413 You need much bigger objects, many stellar mass (and I forget how) stars to be able to get a process to get a collapse, and you end up with stellar mass range black holes, with most of the parent star mass being blown out.

Ya..I's fartin around.

Just like the sound of Black Hole Rick.

Maybe we could name the Black Hole in the center of the Milky Way "Rick".

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:17 AM (qUNWi)

414 And about the "AI" algorithms. There was story that made the rounds a few years back. Some father went nuts when a chain store pharmacy (didn't really say, it was probably CVS, maybe another) starting send his teenage daughter ads targeted to pregnant women.

He went nuts, complained, how dare you send pregnancy products to my little girl, she's not old enough, you creeps. Well, you know where this is going. Turned out his daughter was indeed knocked up.

That was their algorithms predicting she was pregnant. One of the guys behind this was outright proud of his work and gave a big interview. He explained how they correlate purchases and how that has statistical predictive power. If a female buys products x, y, and z in such quantities over such a time, then there is "p" probability she is pregnant. When 'p' is high enough, they go with it.

They can do targeted print ads in the mail now. The computer printing/publishing tech is such that is cost effective to print customized for each customer and mail it to them. The flyers are customized for each individual, if they want to.

They guy said people were getting creeped out by how they seemed to know exactly what they were looking for, so he said they started throwing random stuff in they likely wouldn't want to just to hide the fact they knew what they likely wanted.

This statistics guy was amazingly open about it. But not for long. Once the article hit, he shut up big time. I'm sure his masters didn't like him telling the secrets and creeping out the public.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:19 AM (dvuhZ)

415 Huh.
I do not have close tags in my nic.
Pixy saved me from the barrel, it seems.
I will never badmouth you or the hamsters again , Pixy.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:20 AM (BB+7x)

416 413
You need much bigger objects, many stellar mass (and I forget how)
stars to be able to get a process to get a collapse, and you end up with
stellar mass range black holes, with most of the parent star mass being
blown out.



Ya..I's fartin around.



Just like the sound of Black Hole Rick.



Maybe we could name the Black Hole in the center of the Milky Way "Rick".



Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:17 AM (qUNWi)


Why not Obama? An infinitude of suck that believes the whole galaxy revolves around him?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)

417 Why not Obama? An infinitude of suck that believes the whole galaxy revolves around him?

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:21 AM (EzgxV)


Are there half-black holes? (denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:22 AM (Z8fuk)

418 Now just imagine what the damn *government* could do with the same predictive algorithms.

Police predicting there is a 'p' probability you are doing something illegal. That becomes enough to get a warrant....

Or they use the same tech to predict who the likely gun owners are, who are the ones who won't comply with the confiscation.

Or worse, the govt is tyrannical and they use to predict who the resistance is, and where they would be hiding and how.

Imagine if Hitler or Stalin had that sort of technology.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:24 AM (dvuhZ)

419 409 Our coldest/snowiest time is always late Feb, early Mar anyway.
I remember The Blizzard Of 1980 very well. It came in so quickly, that everyone was trapped inside Norfolk Scope while attending Ringling Bros Circus.

Go in with the kids for a couple hours, come out to almost 2 feet of snow (well, we eventually got 20 something inches - I don't know how long it took).
The witch doctors meteorologists predicted minimal snow that day.
Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:16 AM (BB+7x)


Reminds me of my senior year in high school in Richmond. Everyone talked about how hot Christmas of 1982 was, hotter than Christmas of 2015. About a month later, a snowstorm started, originally they said 2-4". By the time the storm ended, we had 16".

What sucks is that I have to not only shovel the driveway, but I've got to shovel off an area in the grass for the dogs to pee and poop.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 02:25 AM (Z7G74)

420 There is no known physics that could generate one that small.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:12 AM (dvuhZ)


There are two ways, at least -

You could have micro black holes merging or you could have the last remnants of a regular black hole that has almost completely dissipated. Those are two theoretical possibilities.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 02:26 AM (zc3Db)

421 You could have micro black holes merging or you could have the last remnants of a regular black hole that has almost completely dissipated. Those are two theoretical possibilities.

Is that the Hawking thing that got him the Nobel?

I thought that took forever, basically.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:30 AM (qUNWi)

422 What sucks is that I have to not only shovel the driveway, but I've got to shovel off an area in the grass for the dogs to pee and poop.
Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper
---------------------
Ha! I remember that Christmas - I was 15. And yeah, I wore shorts 2015, too.

My driveway is 110 ' long.
Couple years ago, we got 9, 10" out of nowhere.
I shoveled the porch, sidewalk, & then a 12 x 12 spot so I could find the driveway.
That's where the dog went for his daily constitutional.

Next day, I shoved tire paths, but screw doing the whole thing...

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:32 AM (BB+7x)

423 Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:30 AM (qUNWi)

The dissipation one is Hawking - though he never got a Nobel and never will. I don't know much of the details about it (and the whole thing is speculative) but just offering possibilities. As to the dissipation taking forever? That isn't my understanding but I never really looked at it closely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 02:34 AM (zc3Db)

424 I think the black hole evaporation takes so damn long that the universe isn't old enough to have any small ones yet.

There are also problems with the whole evaporation thing. See "Unruh" radiation, which is the accelerating frame equivalent of Hawking radiation. Unruh is a pure "coordinate effect". Hawking is supposed be a real invariant, a form of real mass-energy dissipation because of real curvature (that's how the GR high-priests current define "real gravity", such as it is, in light of the Equivalence Principle".

It's doing quantum electrodynamics in an accelerating frame. Unruh, that is. The shift to non-intertial coordinates shifts what, to inertial observers is an "empty vacuum" into one that is awash in a sea (well, not much, depending on the acceleration. You'd need YUGE acceleration to get anything strong) of EM radiation.

But that is "not real". An inertial observer would say the reason the accelerating observer sees radiation is because he's accelerating, and the acceleration interacting with the quantum background, which is "empty" causes him to have interactions that look like radiation.

This gets insanely complex, and believe it or not, there are stilled unsolved problems with even classical electrodynamics in curved space-time.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:34 AM (dvuhZ)

425 Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:34 AM (dvuhZ)

Okay. Then you're still left with the growing micro black hole possibility.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 02:37 AM (zc3Db)

426 Ha! I remember that Christmas - I was 15. And yeah, I wore shorts 2015, too.

My driveway is 110 ' long.
Couple years ago, we got 9, 10" out of nowhere.
I shoveled the porch, sidewalk, & then a 12 x 12 spot so I could find the driveway.
That's where the dog went for his daily constitutional.

Next day, I shoved tire paths, but screw doing the whole thing...
Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:32 AM (BB+7x)


I reminded everyone about that Christmas this year and told them we would have a "big one" this January.

We moved into our house in 98, and from 98-2008, we had very few and very small snows. Since Dec 2009, we have been having sporadic 10"+ snows, and I got tired of shoveling the crap, so last year I went out and got an electric snowblower. A lot cheaper than the gas ones, and perfect for my driveway. Plus, I can use it on the deck if need be.

Posted by: Ashley Judds Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at January 21, 2016 02:39 AM (Z7G74)

427 Back in November, I bought the Collector's Edition of Bob Dylan's 1965-66 recordings. 18 CDs of every note he recorded in the studio during that time period. It's called "The Cutting Edge" for a reason.

In December I got an e-mail offering a download of 208 *live* tracks from 1965, as an unadvertised bonus for buying this collection. But the download app didn't work with my operating system. I sent an e-mail asking about whether there was any alternative.

I hadn't gotten a reply and was thinking about contacting them again, then tonight I got an e-mail containing about a dozen Dropbox links with the songs. W00t! It's going to take me a while to digest all of it, but this is good stuff. It's kind of like a musical firehose in the face.

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 02:40 AM (sdi6R)

428 POP. It may be real, black holes may really radiate and evaporate. I'm just saying it's not as cut and dried, really, as some would lead you to believe.

IOW, we'd need empirical evidence of Hawking radiation. And I think there's not even experimental evidence of Unruh radiation. Both are pure theoretical propositions.

The accelerations required are just astronomical, and someone needs to figure a way to get something accelerating enough that has some measurable effect due to the proposed Unruh radiation.

I think that is currently beyond anything they can do now, or it would be too damn expensive.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:41 AM (dvuhZ)

429 423
Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:30 AM (qUNWi)



The dissipation one is Hawking - though he never got a Nobel and
never will. I don't know much of the details about it (and the whole
thing is speculative) but just offering possibilities. As to the
dissipation taking forever? That isn't my understanding but I never
really looked at it closely.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 02:34 AM (zc3Db)



IIRC, the smaller it is, the faster it "evaporates".....and the evaporation thing is that particles in a black hole find themselves accelerated.....and as their speed is known to approach lightspeed, their location becomes less certain according the Heisenberg uncertainty principle....until tremendously accelerated particles might find themselves outside the event horizon facing outward -- in which case, it's "sayonara, singularity!"

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 02:41 AM (EzgxV)

430 Just looked it up (just look up Hawking radiation and evaporation). A stellar mass black hole would take 1.2*10^67 years to evaporate.

And yes, the smaller, the faster. Look up black hole temperature. That's a concept.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:46 AM (dvuhZ)

431 all this black hole talk did another malaysian jet go missing?

Posted by: the real ch3 at January 21, 2016 02:47 AM (8xduf)

432 Shoot, I'm typing too fast, and getting dyslexic. That's supposed to be
2.1*10^67 years.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:47 AM (dvuhZ)

433 IIRC, the smaller it is, the faster it "evaporates".....and the evaporation thing is that particles in a black hole find themselves accelerated.....and as their speed is known to approach lightspeed, their location becomes less certain according the Heisenberg uncertainty principle....until tremendously accelerated particles might find themselves outside the event horizon facing outward -- in which case, it's "sayonara, singularity!"

So wouldn't that suggest that Primordial BHs would have evaporated long ago?

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 02:50 AM (qUNWi)

434 Hey we couldn't help but notice that you liked the anime title Femme Fatales of the Third Reich.

Posted by: Trump's Algorithm-Based Advertising at January 21, 2016 02:53 AM (VdICR)

435 Apropos of nothing, I think I'll set aside a few bucks to go see Deadpool.
I think it comes out 2 days after Mom's birthday, so, Happy Birthday, Mom! Oddly enough, I think she'll enjoy it. She'll be 78, btw.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:56 AM (BB+7x)

436 The problem with Hawking radiation, and I should call it Hawking-Unruh to give proper credit to Mr. Unruh, is this involves the marriage of quantum theory and General Relativity. The two actually incompatible, don't play well together.

Until they are married, a quantum theory of gravity is known, this will be problematic.

The trouble is trying to do quantum field theory on a curved spacetime background. The field near a black hole is not weak. It's a strong field, where the curvature is very high.

Everyone who tries to divine stuff with this is making assumptions, simplifying assumptions, and all that. But you're at a scale where gravity and quantum theory are the same size so to speak.

You need a quantum theory of gravity, or get them otherwise married and compatible before you can really be certain.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:02 AM (dvuhZ)

437 Radical Feminist are bat shit crazy and want to take the world down with them. (cause most of them are suicidal and won't procreate.

They're almost as dangerous as the Muslims. Maybe worse because for now they're a hidden threat.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger


Yet both observations have implict hope: they are selecting themselves out of the gene pool.
And while western men are spineless enough to allow feminists of their rights, feminists are afflicted with PC brain damage to the point where they will allow Muslim men to deprive them of theirs.

That's what's so amusing about seeing Reker and Merkel screw them over and cover up Muzzie crimes so they can bring over more, whilst blaming the victims.

Hoisted on their own petard. Gaslighters getting gaslit themselves.

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 03:05 AM (/oepq)

438 Shoot, I'm typing too fast, and getting dyslexic. That's supposed to be
2.1*10^67 years.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 02:47 AM (dvuhZ)


I've got time ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:08 AM (zc3Db)

439

The field near a black hole is not weak. It's a strong field, where the curvature is very high.


Since this particular point has been brought up, I'll ask:

Is it possible that, at the event horizon, where once crossed, there's no turning back, the curvature is actually discontinuous, maybe a cusp?

This would be the only thing in Nature that I can think of that is not somehow continuous, no physical radius, not even
a mathematical one.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:09 AM (FlRtG)

440 2.1*10^67 years.

In my little pointy head that's "forever".

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 03:10 AM (qUNWi)

441 Forever?!

At that age I was having my midlife crisis.

Posted by: Abe Vigoda at January 21, 2016 03:17 AM (H9MG5)

442 This would be the only thing in Nature that I can think of that is not somehow continuous, no physical radius, not even a mathematical one.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:09 AM (FlRtG)


You seem to be making the assumption that space is, itself, smooth. That's not conventional wisdom, though. That would be a physical infinity (an infinitesimal) and modern science is all about removing mathematical infinites from physical models - with good reason, of course.

In quantum, once you escape the underlying mathematics for calculation it's all discontinuous.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:17 AM (zc3Db)

443 439: Actually, there is "nothing wrong" with spacetime at the event horizon of a Schwarzschild black hole. It's a coordinate problem. The curvature there is finite. The only problem is the singularity, where there is a real invariant curvature infinity.

Passing the event horizon, everything would be well. You wouldn't notice a thing. Well, assuming you were small enough, or the black hole was massive enough, that the tidal forces there didn't rip you apart.

For a stellar mass class black hole, the tidal forces would be ripping you apart well before you got anywhere near the horizon. Now, for billion stellar mass black holes such as at the center of galaxies, they'd be nothing.

Now, the problem with the horizon is reconcilling it with external observers, who themselves are not going to cross the horizon,and their sense of time and space.

Events "inside" the horizon never happen at any time on the clocks of external observers. You can say it takes "infinite" time for them.

All this will blow your mind until you get your head wrapped around it. That's why Einstein's hair was so wild.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:18 AM (dvuhZ)

444 439




The field near a black hole is not weak. It's a strong field, where the curvature is very high.





Since this particular point has been brought up, I'll ask:



Is it possible that, at the event horizon, where once crossed,
there's no turning back, the curvature is actually discontinuous, maybe a
cusp?



This would be the only thing in Nature that I can think of that is not somehow continuous, no physical radius, not even

a mathematical one.



Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:09 AM (FlRtG)


My understanding is that black holes exist where space-time is curved to such an extent that the actual mass doing the curving is in a nipped-off pocket of space-time. The reason that event horizons are significant is that the warpage external to the pocket becomes so great that the escape velocity of the local area becomes faster than the speed of light.

The mathematics of this for small (atom-sized) black holes indicates that anything "in" 'em might well be observed "outside" -- which makes 'em evaporate. Larger black holes feel this problem much less, as the relative sizes of event horizons and uncertainty locations has much less of an overlap.

But, fundamentally, the basic attribute of a black hole is its "singularity" -- it curves spacetime to a degree where the curvature's radius is less than the mass' radius, thus "pinching it off".

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:25 AM (EzgxV)

445 Up already
Good morning /night horde

Posted by: Skip at January 21, 2016 03:26 AM (hk3Fb)

446 Let me try to illustrate and blow your mind about what the event horizon is. Standard Schwarzschild coordinate look like spherical coordinates centered about the black hole, the "massenpunkt" as Schwarszchild called it. I could post the metric in my notation, but unless that's your bag, it would be mumbo jumbo. Any, according to those coordinates "time stops" and radial distance becomes infinitely compressed at the horizon.

Looking at the metric, what is happening there is that's the point where the curvature bends spacetime so that inside, our external notion of radial distance becomes timelike and our external notion of time becomes spacelike.

Space (in one dimension) and time "flip" senses. The radial direction is the direction of time. "r' is time. You can visualize "where" the other spacelike dimension is.

This is why nothing can escape. Everything is bound to follow time and follow that radius to r=0. You can no more escape it, that you can escape tomorrow.

You can run all over space all you want, but no where you go, tomorrow will be there in 24 hours.


Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:27 AM (dvuhZ)

447
You seem to be making the assumption that space is, itself, smooth.


No, I was thinking of it like an elastic membrane; smooth where there is nothing, or maybe rippled, then stretched by gravity where a planet or sun exists ... but always some sort of continuous transition, some non-zero local radius of curvature, no matter how sudden. Getting close enough to a black hole hits a point where there is no radius or time, at all, physically or mathematically, between the space on one side and the space on the other.

It night be like driving on a road (a plane or surface), then at the juncture (a line), travel would immediately (no time involved) switch to a plane or surface with a very different orientation.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:29 AM (FlRtG)

448 You can run all over space all you want, but no where you go, tomorrow USS Cygnus will be there in 24 hours.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:27 AM (dvuhZ)


FIFY

Posted by: Dr. Hans Reinhardt at January 21, 2016 03:32 AM (vBeA5)

449 447


You seem to be making the assumption that space is, itself, smooth.





No, I was thinking of it like an elastic membrane; smooth where
there is nothing, or maybe rippled, then stretched by gravity where a
planet or sun exists ... but always some sort of continuous transition,
some non-zero local radius of curvature, no matter how sudden. Getting
close enough to a black hole hits a point where there is no radius or
time, at all, physically or mathematically, between the space on one
side and the space on the other.



It night be like driving on a road (a plane or surface), then at the
juncture (a line), travel would immediately (no time involved) switch
to a plane or surface with a very different orientation.



Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:29 AM (FlRtG)



Black holes are the points where you have sufficient elasticity -- and sufficient density -- that you can put a dense object on your membrane and have it sink in so far that the hole closes in above it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:33 AM (EzgxV)

450 Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:25 AM (EzgxV)

I think it's easiest to explain a black hole by stating that gravity becomes the overriding force and, for gravity, there is only one direction to go (attraction) and it only gets stronger with smaller distances. So once such a gravitational collapse takes over, there's no end in the laws of physics to ever stop it. Hence, the theoretical singularity.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:35 AM (zc3Db)

451 It night be like driving on a road (a plane or surface), then at the juncture (a line), travel would immediately (no time involved) switch to a plane or surface with a very different orientation.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:29 AM (FlRtG)


I understand, but that "immediately" of yours is an infinitesimal. Continuity is a concept of infinitesimals (for the most part).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:38 AM (zc3Db)

452 Space and black holes are all well and good, but I'm disappointed the weapons chart doesn't think any state has more than people. But they could be wrong so there is hope.

Posted by: Skip at January 21, 2016 03:40 AM (hk3Fb)

453

Black holes are the points where you have sufficient elasticity ...

Yes, I realize that it appears that way to someone on "our side" of the event horizon. But I had been wondering if instead of simply swallowing everything that crosses the line, things that cross the line are simply and instantaneously forced through a discontinuity ... like on a number line with a point and 2 lines: one line approaches the point, but never reaches it, and is terminated with a circle at the point, the other line starts at the point and continues on ... and the math then resumes.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:41 AM (FlRtG)

454 Night all.

Here is "Journey to the Center of the Mind" by The Amboy Dukes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_onagRhKN5E

Posted by: Psychedelicat in a Hat at January 21, 2016 03:41 AM (vBeA5)

455 There's an interesting result about the Scharwzchild radius, call it R for a given mass. Imaging packing mass into a sphere of radius getting closer and closer to R. Although it's some hard slogging math, requiring some assumptions about the equation of state of matter, a result independent of that equation of state does emerge.

At 9/8R, collapse cannot be stopped. Once it gets to 9/8th R, a "pressure singularity" would develop in the center if the matter distribution remained stationary.

And interesting result of Einstein gravity is that gravity depends on "pressure" (momentum density) as well as mass-energy. At normal densities, this factor is so small as to be zero (pressure/c^2). It's only when p/c^2 becomes significant that it become a factor.

So you get a runaway. As gravity gets stronger as you compress it down, the pressure must increase. But that increases the gravity, requiring yet more pressure and yet more gravity. At 9/8th R, that blows up. And it turns out that becomes independent of the equation of state.

Infinite pressure would be required to resist gravity at the point and the sphere must collapse.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:44 AM (dvuhZ)

456 450
Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:25 AM (EzgxV)



I think it's easiest to explain a black hole by stating that gravity
becomes the overriding force and, for gravity, there is only one
direction to go (attraction) and it only gets stronger with smaller
distances. So once such a gravitational collapse takes over, there's no
end in the laws of physics to ever stop it. Hence, the theoretical
singularity.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:35 AM (zc3Db)


I would think you're forced into the concept of spacetime. As you look at massive objects getting more-and-more massive, gravity does become increasingly important -- and you end up with hugely massive objects, like galaxies, whose rotation about their center of mass is the biggest deal they have....but black holes do not fit into that. Black holes are where the warpage of spacetime is paramount, and observed gravitational forces are observed in spaces inadequate to hold the masses that should produce them.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:45 AM (EzgxV)

457
... but that "immediately" of yours is an infinitesimal.

... but, form 446, "time stops" (I assume approximately). Or maybe it really does stop, as, while crossing the discontinuity, the rate of change of ... everything ... goes to infinity ... the speed of light is encountered.

... at least this makes good dialog for the next Star Trek movie.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:47 AM (FlRtG)

458 I take it we really don't know why we got Yoko tonight

Posted by: Skip at January 21, 2016 03:50 AM (hk3Fb)

459 Time doesn't stop, that's only a coordinate effect. To external observers, it does, sort of. But to horizon crossing observers, in their own frame, time ticks along as usual. Until the hit the singularity.

But no one really believe they exist. All black holes are rotating, most likely, and that results in a more complicated metric, known as the Kerr metric. There be strong frame dragging afoot there. The singularity in a Kerr hole is actually a ring, and the spacetime inside is even more exotic. There are actually two horizons. The inner horizon is a Cauchy horizon, and closed time like curves exist beyond.

And no one believes in any of that really, either.

What is really going on is just beyond our current physics. There are some interesting theoretical musings and all that, but nothing proved.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 03:51 AM (dvuhZ)

460 I would think you're forced into the concept of spacetime. As you look at massive objects getting more-and-more massive, gravity does become increasingly important -- and you end up with hugely massive objects, like galaxies, whose rotation about their center of mass is the biggest deal they have....but black holes do not fit into that. Black holes are where the warpage of spacetime is paramount, and observed gravitational forces are observed in spaces inadequate to hold the masses that should produce them.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:45 AM (EzgxV)


The key to the formation of a black hole is merely that there are no repulsive forces (or rotation) large enough to counter attractive gravity. I don't think you need to go into spacetime or anything too complicated just for this. When there is nothing stronger than gravitational attraction then there is nothing to stop implosion to a singularity (in the theory). In the normal world, there are the other forces of Nature to keep gravity at bay ... but once they are all bested, it's goodnight Irene.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 03:52 AM (zc3Db)

461
... at least this makes good dialog for the next Star Trek movie.


Star Trek had a "cold fusion" bomb freezing a volcano.

Good luck widdat.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 03:54 AM (qUNWi)

462 I take it we really don't know why we got Yoko tonight

Shut up, they replied.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 03:55 AM (qUNWi)

463 453




Black holes are the points where you have sufficient elasticity ...



Yes, I realize that it appears that way to someone on "our side" of
the event horizon. But I had been wondering if instead of simply
swallowing everything that crosses the line, things that cross the line
are simply and instantaneously forced through a discontinuity ... like
on a number line with a point and 2 lines: one line approaches the
point, but never reaches it, and is terminated with a circle at the
point, the other line starts at the point and continues on ... and the
math then resumes.



Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:41 AM (FlRtG)



Since black holes are "pinched-off" from the normal, observable universe, there is little to bar one from being connected to another. In theory, you could fall into Cygnus X-1 and end up orbiting Sagittarius A* -- but being that there's no way to get back outside the event horizon of either except as quanta, this is likely impractical, untestable, and useless.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:57 AM (EzgxV)

464 @458
Because the damn name kept coming up last few nights.
Its like Beetlejuice, man. Matlock error finally had to comply. Teach us a lesson.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 03:58 AM (BB+7x)

465 458
I take it we really don't know why we got Yoko tonight

Posted by: Skip at January 21, 2016 03:50 AM (hk3Fb)



It was bound to happen eventually.....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 03:59 AM (EzgxV)

466 ... but, form 446, "time stops" (I assume approximately). Or maybe it really does stop, as, while crossing the discontinuity, the rate of change of ... everything ... goes to infinity ... the speed of light is encountered.

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 03:47 AM (FlRtG)


You're really dying for a discontinuity

You should hang out with quantum theory. There things are so discontinuous that there aren't even any laws of physics, really ... just that things are observed to happen in certain ways with enough frequency to give the impression that there are Laws of Physics.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:01 AM (zc3Db)

467 Heh.
Autocucumber changed Meatlocker into Matlock error.
I might have a new nickname for Maet...

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 04:01 AM (BB+7x)

468 Maetenloch, Meat Locker, Matlock Error,


Status confirmed.

Posted by: eleven at January 21, 2016 04:04 AM (qUNWi)

469 Wow, that performance of "Gates of Eden" on 4/30/65 was magnificent. Too bad it's not on YouTube, or I would happily share it.

Posted by: rickl at January 21, 2016 04:05 AM (sdi6R)

470 Autocucumber changed Meatlocker into Matlock error.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 04:01 AM (BB+7x)


That's pretty funny and "inventive" but I really don't get how you guys put up with that shit. And since when is "Matlock" a word?? I mean, is it?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:05 AM (zc3Db)

471 470
Autocucumber changed Meatlocker into Matlock error.



Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 04:01 AM (BB+7x)



That's pretty funny and "inventive" but I really don't get how you
guys put up with that shit. And since when is "Matlock" a word?? I
mean, is it?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:05 AM (zc3Db)




You must have been very young 1986-1995.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

472 So now we're a smart physics blog. Interesting but my Physics 105 was in '71 so gotta take your word.

Big storm acomin' soon. Buy booze. You can trade for bread and milk.

Posted by: Man from Wazzustan at January 21, 2016 04:11 AM (FtrY1)

473 Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:08 AM (EzgxV)

I;m well aware of the series - I never watched it but my brother thought it was great - but that doesn't make it a word ... and certainly not something that would be conjured up by some retarded AI program. Meatlocker is actually two words smushed together, so why would the program replace them with some old pop-culture reference? It's pretty ridiculous. I would love to see the algorithm that comes up with that sort of substitution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:12 AM (zc3Db)

474
You're really dying for a discontinuity

You should hang out with quantum theory. ...



It's more of a "Nothing else seems to work at the moment, so let's just go with a bunch of observations and see if anything develops".

Posted by: Arbalest at January 21, 2016 04:12 AM (FlRtG)

475 I remember The Blizzard Of 1980 very well. It came in so quickly, that everyone was trapped inside Norfolk Scope while attending Ringling Bros Circus.

Posted by: Chi at January 21, 2016 02:16 AM (BB+7x)


My young nieces were trapped at Grandma's for quite a few days when that hit. I remember that it melted pretty fast, causing huge lakes on roads due to dams from mounds of snow.

AFAIC, when one gets hit with 1 plus foot of snow, don't have it melt all at once. Don't have it stick around in a deep freeze for two weeks, either.

Mother Nature: She be a real bitch always trying to kill you. And I'm supposed to worry about her 'feelings'?

Posted by: RickZ at January 21, 2016 04:13 AM (Ix+HS)

476 I guess it was going off the "Beetlejuice" cue ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:14 AM (zc3Db)

477 reading steyn on bowie/crosby led to steyn on sinatra's "my way", nice to see sinatra grew to hate it, lacking subtlety and humility.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 21, 2016 04:16 AM (WTSFk)

478 473
Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:08 AM (EzgxV)



I;m well aware of the series - I never watched it but my brother
thought it was great - but that doesn't make it a word ... and certainly
not something that would be conjured up by some retarded AI program.
Meatlocker is actually two words smushed together, so why would the
program replace them with some old pop-culture reference? It's pretty
ridiculous. I would love to see the algorithm that comes up with that
sort of substitution.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:12 AM (zc3Db)


While "meatlocker" may be two words kludged together, it's a common expression around butchers. Ever seen "aged beef"? Guess where they age it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:17 AM (EzgxV)

479 While "meatlocker" may be two words kludged together, it's a common expression around butchers. Ever seen "aged beef"? Guess where they age it.

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:17 AM (EzgxV)


That's the other reason why auto-correct shouldn't have touched it. It can "understand" that Matlock goes with Beetljuice but not that a meat locker is a real thing.

And, BTW, urban dictionary has "meatlocker" as a slang for pussy, which I would assume any hip autocorrect should be up on.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:20 AM (zc3Db)

480 Are there half-black holes? (denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 21, 2016 02:22 AM (Z8fuk)


Well, Barry comes to mind.

Posted by: RickZ at January 21, 2016 04:20 AM (Ix+HS)

481 oh, another thing about sinatra: he was b.b. king's favorite singer. king would listen to him just about every night. apparently. king (and sinatra) had the musicality.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 21, 2016 04:21 AM (WTSFk)

482 I'd guess Chi updated his dictionary to contain Matlock, so now his autocorrect thinks it's a word.

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 04:28 AM (/oepq)

483 Every time I see that face I think, "Yes, Lennon must have been gay".

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 04:30 AM (/oepq)

484
The 2016 Swiss Farm Girl Calendar is Out!

"De Canton Ladies."

"De. Canton. Ladies."




Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 21, 2016 04:31 AM (BK3ZS)

485 Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 04:28 AM (/oepq)

Or it could just be that

I guess I wasn't really looking at how close "meatlocker" and "matlock" are in spelling.

Okay ... never mind all my silly musings about this ...

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at January 21, 2016 04:32 AM (zc3Db)

486 It's to bad, the Swedish bikini calender girls all wear burkas now

Posted by: Skip at January 21, 2016 04:37 AM (hk3Fb)

487 Muslim porn: A woman shows her elbow. Muzzies go wild. Then they must stone her (after gang-raping her) for being a whore who aroused their base instincts.

And then there is goat porn.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 04:41 AM (dvuhZ)

488 So, at 9/8Yoko the singular anus pinches off an Obama queef leading to a quantum meat lock requiring an Italian fire department to cut the thing open?

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 21, 2016 04:44 AM (6zE5w)

489 Trump 2016: He Has Electrolytes!

Posted by: TallDave at January 21, 2016 04:45 AM (74ZYB)

490 You never go full (1.0) Yoko, never mind 1.125 Yoko.

Now, if Roxy Raye's, well you know, expands beyond 9/8th of a....

Damn, I'm such a pervert.

Posted by: publius (not Breitbart publius) at January 21, 2016 04:47 AM (dvuhZ)

491 489
Trump 2016: He Has Electrolytes!

Posted by: TallDave at January 21, 2016 04:45 AM (74ZYB)



Trump 2016: Dessert Topping AND Floor Wax!!!!!

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:48 AM (EzgxV)

492 484


The 2016 Swiss Farm Girl Calendar is Out!



"De Canton Ladies."



"De. Canton. Ladies."











Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 21, 2016 04:31 AM (BK3ZS)


De Canton Ladies sing this song -- doo-dah, doo-dah

Canton racetrack five miles long -- oh, de doo-dah day....

Posted by: cthulhu at January 21, 2016 04:52 AM (EzgxV)

493 Swiss is just another word for "Holy shit! Look at the ass on December."

Posted by: @PeeteySDee at January 21, 2016 05:14 AM (B77dy)

494 Can we actually order that calendar?

Posted by: The Chicken Fucker at January 21, 2016 05:17 AM (6zE5w)

495 Swiss...

Milk...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgrTPtwyQ3A

Posted by: The Mooooooooo Hat at January 21, 2016 05:19 AM (vBeA5)

496 Bah, humans are a blight. Mother Gaia is the only one who gives me a hard on.

Posted by: Tom Steyer at January 21, 2016 05:52 AM (/oepq)

497 Swell, NWS has upgraded winter storm "watch" to warning...sleet, snow, freezing rain....joy.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 06:02 AM (HtUkt)

498 Stop destroying the planet with carbonic poison, and the inclement weather will cease. I give you my word.

Posted by: Tom Steyer at January 21, 2016 06:04 AM (/oepq)

499 Looks like my area will be on the northern fringe of snowpacalypse.

We can just crank the furnace and get heating oil C.O.D. They pay you $0.15/gal to take the stuff, I hear.

Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 06:07 AM (AfsKp)

500 So has anyone fed Stephen Hawking into the black hole to see if his data will pass through yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:21 AM (TxRU7)

501 We've got 100k gals of #6 we can't give away....we'll have to pay someone to take it.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 06:22 AM (HtUkt)

502 Trump is a land shark.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:22 AM (TxRU7)

503 I said that it's the fluorescent light in the office.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 21, 2016 06:22 AM (4JDE/)

504 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:24 AM (kzdjp)

505 Trump is a land shark.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:22 AM (TxRU7)


Candygram!

Posted by: An innocent land shark at January 21, 2016 06:24 AM (vBeA5)

506 "no! You're that land shark!"

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:24 AM (TxRU7)

507 G'morning, all.

Light dusting of snow overnight.

Schools open two hours late today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:27 AM (ptqRm)

508 So will the snow have any impact on the murder rate?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:28 AM (TxRU7)

509 Report: Switzerland made secret deal with PLO to avoid terror attacks on Swiss soil

Well no surprise there...they made a deal with the Nazis also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:28 AM (kzdjp)

510 Well didn't Carlos the Jackal take OPEC hostage one time?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:30 AM (TxRU7)

511 Sorry you're feeling the pain of this bust, BignJames.

Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 06:31 AM (AfsKp)

512 Anna

Since New Years Day, B'More murder rate seems to have dropped in half.

Something has changed on the streets.
And no one is saying what it is.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:32 AM (ptqRm)

513 ince New Years Day, B'More murder rate seems to have dropped in half.

Something has changed on the streets.
And no one is saying what it is.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:32 AM (ptqRm)


Cold weather?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:34 AM (kzdjp)

514 I'd rather be eaten by a landshark than trampled to death by the Hildebeest, if for no other reason than it would make for a refreshing change of pace.

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 06:35 AM (/oepq)

515 VIA, midnight basketball?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:35 AM (TxRU7)

516 "Cold weather?"

It had been abnormally warm, right up till this las cold front.

So I don't think that's it.

My suspicion is that one or more key players are no longer actively playing.

Arrested?
Wounded?
Dead?
Left the area?
Still here, but no longer active?


I'm betting that it's one of those five.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:37 AM (ptqRm)

517 "midnight basketball?"

Shit....
That might be it!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:38 AM (ptqRm)

518 Well I have to get ready for a moo shit kind of day

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:40 AM (kzdjp)

519 Well no surprise there...they made a deal with the Nazis also
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Payout? BDS? And are they really still viable? I thought all the cool kids were joining ISIS. What leverage would they have with ISIS?

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 06:42 AM (/oepq)

520 Payout? BDS? And are they really still viable? I thought all the cool kids were joining ISIS. What leverage would they have with ISIS?
Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 06:42 AM (/oepq)

That was in the 1970s
Today they are probably making deals with ISIS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:44 AM (kzdjp)

521 Hope your day isn't terribly bad NGU.

And I wonder if the Swiss have found all the gold bars the Nazis deposited made from melted gold teeth?

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:45 AM (TxRU7)

522 Hope your day isn't terribly bad NGU.


Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:45 AM (TxRU7)

Nah not to bad...that was more a comment on what a low life lying POS moo is

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:48 AM (kzdjp)

523 Why was Yoko posted? Morons behaving badly last night?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 21, 2016 06:49 AM (w4NZ8)

524 Oh okay.

I think breakfast might finally be in order here.

Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:49 AM (TxRU7)

525 Sorry you're feeling the pain of this bust, BignJames.

Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 06:31 AM (AfsKp)

It was initially supposed to miss us....it may still. Forecasters are in CYA mode.."it depends on the track of the storm".....plausible deniability.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 06:50 AM (HtUkt)

526 Arrested?
Wounded?
Dead?
Left the area?
Still here, but no longer active?

I'm betting that it's one of those five.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:37 AM (ptqRm)


First three are also my wishlist for Hillary, Sanders and Jeb. But I will settle for the last two.

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 06:52 AM (/oepq)

527 I've agreed to be artificially inseminated by Clockboy, so I can give birth to the world's most creative child.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at January 21, 2016 06:54 AM (/oepq)

528 "I've agreed to be artificially inseminated by Clockboy, so I can give birth to the world's most creative child."

I have invented a way to release my inner man fluid using nothing except my hand.


Praise Allan!!

Posted by: Cock Boy at January 21, 2016 06:57 AM (ptqRm)

529 Time to remove snow.

Back in a few.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 06:58 AM (ptqRm)

530 When the seagull-innards are propitious, the weather prognosticators try to out-do themselves, hoping a cute guy will portray them in the next "Perfect Storm" film.

Locally, our dancing weather-fairy took this opportunity to pile on the "new NASAdata" on global warming. Just to improve his credibility.

In olden times, if your forecast was wrong often enough, you were consigned to the flame. True social conservatives realize that ancient customs existed for a reason.

I think if you managed to get a few articles published stating that there is no global warming and the lack of alien invaders proves it, within a month or two NASA would show us what's in all those locked hangars. Yes, X-Files is back.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 21, 2016 06:59 AM (xq1UY)

531 523 Why was Yoko posted? Morons behaving badly last night?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 21, 2016 06:49 AM (w4NZ

I thought it was because of the arguing about Trump and Cruz. Which means we're going to see a lot more of Yoko over the coming months.

Posted by: Donna&&&&V (a white) (whitely brandishing ampersand privilege ) at January 21, 2016 07:02 AM (P8951)

532 Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 21, 2016 06:59 AM (xq1UY)

Them Druids was known to open up an old chief and read his entrails...back in the day.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:03 AM (HtUkt)

533 Them Druids was known to open up an old chief and read his entrails...back in the day.


Sure would make the Weather Channel more watchable.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:07 AM (HtUkt)

534 >>> It was initially supposed to miss us....it may still.

I was referring to sitting on 100K gallons (barrels?) of unsaleable product.

Snowstorm? Those things melt.

Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 07:08 AM (AfsKp)

535 >>> Why was Yoko posted?

Since it was just a photo and not a 37 minute highlight reel from youToob, I took it as a warning.

Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 07:10 AM (AfsKp)

536 Posted by: fluffy at January 21, 2016 07:08 AM (AfsKp)

Gotcha....we've upgraded our boilers so we lost our fuel grandfathering...thanks to the....wait for it......EPA.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:12 AM (HtUkt)

537 So will the snow have any impact on the murder rate?Posted by: Anna Puma at January 21, 2016 06:28 AM


Probably a lot more attempted homicide in Philly when someone comes along, discovers a freshly shoveled out parking spot and pulls in.

Believe it or not the Philly police have released a rap video 'no savesies' to inform the public that the practice of shoveling out your car and parking spot then putting cheap lawn chairs in the spot will no longer be tolerated, they will confiscate the lawn chairs.

I'm not making this up.

Posted by: ugg boots at January 21, 2016 07:13 AM (fbovC)

538
Them Druids was known to open up an old chief and read his entrails...back in the day.


Sure would make the Weather Channel more watchable.


Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:07 AM (HtUkt)


No, weather girls with yuuuuge tracts of land in tight, short, clingy clothing.

Posted by: Count de Monet at January 21, 2016 07:14 AM (JO9+V)

539 I'd have thought the world reserve of #6 was leaking out a drop at a time from the Arizona.

Seriously, #6? What has been the hot market for that lately? Feedstocks?

Unless you mean JP-6. That was some hot stuff. Rare now, I'd guess.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 21, 2016 07:16 AM (xq1UY)

540
I've got a nudie calendar coming out in Jan 17'... It's gonna' be a collectable edition to celebrate the start of my historic presidency. I'll send you all one then, for a $25 or greater campaign donation today.....


*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at January 21, 2016 07:16 AM (HSmrB)

541 No, weather girls with yuuuuge tracts of land in tight, short, clingy clothing.


Posted by: Count de Monet at January 21, 2016 07:14 AM (JO9+V)

If they just wouldn't.......talk.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:16 AM (HtUkt)

542 Today they are probably making deals with ISIS
Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 21, 2016 06:44 AM (kzdjp)


I hate those stories of small businesses paying "protection" money to the mafia, although they might not have had other options. But come on, if you're a sovereign nation, you should not cut deals with scum like the PLO or ISIS. You can use that money to beef up security instead. Sad, if what you say is true.

Posted by: Mugabe Giffords at January 21, 2016 07:17 AM (/oepq)

543
I'd have thought the world reserve of #6 was leaking out a drop at a time from the Arizona.

Seriously, #6? What has been the hot market for that lately? Feedstocks?

Unless you mean JP-6. That was some hot stuff. Rare now, I'd guess.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 21, 2016 07:16 AM (xq1UY)

Yeah..#6 Fuel oil.....a few years back it was competetive w/nat gas....except for the mess.

Posted by: BignJames at January 21, 2016 07:20 AM (HtUkt)

544 What interest did the Red Baron have in pizza?

Posted by: An Poc ar Buile at January 21, 2016 07:24 AM (bpn7O)

545 @543 Sorry to hear it. You know, experts who are always ape-shit about how the petroleers are ripping them off seem to have one thing in common: they've never actually been in the oil business. You can sure make a small fortune (out of a large one) in a damn big hurry.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at January 21, 2016 07:24 AM (xq1UY)

546 Remember the old times, when we would mention the arrival of the NOOD?

Good times....good times.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at January 21, 2016 07:26 AM (ptqRm)

547 "Why was Yoko posted? Morons behaving badly last night?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 21, 2016 06:49 AM"

My theory is the answer(s) you seek can be found in the "pimpin'" link.

Subtle, Maet is.

Posted by: Duncanthrax the Bellicose at January 21, 2016 07:32 AM (sOhww)

548 Gonna assume that John met Yoko 50 years ago today but too lazy to look it up or even finish this s

Posted by: Pe at January 21, 2016 09:26 AM (Y8P5w)

549 Chapman deserves life in prison. For murdering John Lennon and for bad marksmanship.

Posted by: deepred at January 21, 2016 12:53 PM (xv5cf)

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