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Sunday Overnight Open Thread (3/19/17) Planes, Trains & Automobile Edition

Quotes of The Day

Quote I

I don't have a fear of flying; I have a fear of crashing. Billy Bob Thornton


Quote II

You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, 'Yes, where are you going?' And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere. Wayne Shorter


Quote III

There is no doubt about precisely when folks began racing each other in automobiles. It was the day they built the second automobile. Richard Petty

Did you stop by for educational links? Stimulating conversation? Soul searching questions? The meaning of life? NSFW


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PLANES

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TRAINS

h/t hank curmudgeon

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AUTOMOBILES


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Europe, known for its "green culture" has forgotten about this place. Europe's junkyard abandoned military air base.

Željava Air Base, situated on the border between Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina under Plješevica Mountain, near the city of Bihać, Bosnia, was the largest underground airport and military air base in the former Yugoslavia, and one of the largest in Europe.

During two decades more than £4 billion was spent on its construction.

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The ONT Musical Interlude



Well, 8 miles high is an airplane song, amirite?



When you think of train songs do you think of Johnny Cash?



Queen sure was in love with numerous things from cars to fat bottom girls.


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The DNC-Hacked!!!! Target-Hacked!!! Your Ford motorcar-Hacked?????

Have you driven a Ford lately? It turns out that the motor company that promises “There’s a Ford in Your Future” — one that’s “Built for the Road Ahead” — might be on to something.

What is Ford’s “Better Idea” that allows owners to “Go Further” (to quote some of its past slogans)? Well, the key to your Ford might just allow you easy access to Ford vehicles owned by other people. And the company strikes me as unruffled that its keys might open other vehicles across its product line.


My truck is still so 20th Century. It even has a cassette deck.


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The longest prison sentences ever served. No, your failed marriage doesn't even come close.

Richard Honeck (1879-1976), an American murderer, served what was, at the time, the longest prison sentence ever to end in a prisoner’s release. Jailed in November 1899 for the killing of a former school friend, Honeck was paroled from Menard Correctional Center in Chester, Illinois on 20 December 1963, having served 64 years and one month of his life sentence. In the decades between his conviction and the time his case came to public notice again in August 1963, he received only a single letter – a four-line note from his brother in June 1904 – and two visitors: a friend in 1904, and a newspaper reporter in 1963.


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You still have time on this Sunday evening to make yourself a FOIA drink.

This next article is geared towards the 'ettes and/or 'rons new to the world of firearms. We all start somewhere. There are no dumb questions when it comes to ammo.

Good-bye Winter, hello Spring.


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Describe your boss. Hands-on? Aggressive? Fair? Honest? Weasel? Lazy? Why being lazy is a good thing as a manager.

“Lazy” typically isn’t a word you’d like people to use when describing you, especially in the workplace. But guess what? Being lazy is a good thing!

As a manager, you want to help your employees. And that’s great — until it isn’t. When an employee comes to you with a problem, your tendency may be to jump in and offer advice. While your intentions are noble, you may end up helping where it isn’t needed or taking over the conversation altogether.

My boss has taken it to the next step. He doesn't respond.

A trip to Harbor Freight? Or, a trip to the ER? Find out with tonight's Genius Award Winner.

Out of tragedy comes Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.


Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Surrender.

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Notice: Posted with permission by AceCorp, LLC. The ONT has been partially produced with genetic engineering.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 09:35 PM




Comments

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1 Wassup Morons?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:30 PM (JZdsf)

2 hi!

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 09:31 PM (8mO0Q)

3 not even close, right ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at March 19, 2017 09:33 PM (9AVZA)

4 Oh, I didn't notice.

I coulda been first, but the content was so inviting.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:33 PM (X1ibk)

5 If I hadn't read all the quotes and such, maybe, just maybe

Posted by: teej at March 19, 2017 09:33 PM (6CZio)

6 First?

Posted by: Thanatopsis at March 19, 2017 09:33 PM (Wj9HK)

7 I've been getting into curling lately and it seems that all of the woman are really pretty almost as if the gilrs who couldn't make the cheer leading squad became curlers.

Posted by: Kreplach at March 19, 2017 09:34 PM (+lv+r)

8 On quick perusal, this appears to be a quite splendid ONT with ample graphic content and engagingly witty commentary. Kudos to our host, the esteemed Mr. Misanthropic.

*clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:34 PM (JZdsf)

9 23rd!!

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (b7fwp)

10 I always loved Shirley Temple.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (JZdsf)

11 And it's going to be an early night,,, no not for PDT, for me.
Still tired from last night.

Posted by: teej at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (6CZio)

12 Quote III

There is a joke that floats around, about the first traffic accident. Only two automobiles in the county, and they collide with each other. Forget where, somewhere in Ohio I think.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (X1ibk)

13 LMAO at the "I Will Survive" ad.

It cracks me up how tiny Spike Lee looks next to Charles Barkley.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 09:36 PM (GsAUU)

14 If I ever went to prison I would qualify as one of the longest confined men. IYKWIMAITTYD.

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at March 19, 2017 09:36 PM (JZdsf)

15 my '06 Ram is the closest thing to a boyfriend I have.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 09:36 PM (8mO0Q)

16 nd!

Posted by: David, Internet Deplorable at March 19, 2017 09:37 PM (2skQu)

17 Round runway is a stupid effin idea. ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?

Posted by: In Exile at March 19, 2017 09:38 PM (Z7AXG)

18 well, I meant '23rd' in binary.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 09:38 PM (b7fwp)

19 lemme try this again:

is there any part of the economy Trump can't help?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-03-18/liberal- protesters-boost-trumps-economy-sign-making-supplies-sales-soar-30

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 19, 2017 09:38 PM (OOIol)

20 Hate to throw a bucket of cold water on the party but it is a SCIENTIFIC FACT that tomorrow is Monday.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:39 PM (JZdsf)

21 Know Yoko. Know art.

Posted by: The Yoko Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Chapter at March 19, 2017 09:39 PM (DMUuz)

22 Today's Neutral Evenhanded Fair-Minded 100% Unbiased Headlines:

4 Latinas Out to Eat Just Got Served a Cold Plate of Trump Hate

Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era - a deadly serious funnyman

George W. Bush Gave Us Donald Trump. Now He Wants To Be Forgiven.

Trump could fund homelessness agency for decades if he stopped visiting Trump properties

You could feed 5,967 homebound seniors for a year on what Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost so far


End of the World Headlines:

Philly Cinco de Mayo celebration canceled over immigration crackdown fears

Floating wheelchair built for disabled goldfish

Russian zoo's raccoon in 'erotic' video dispute

Another Death After Brazilian Butt Lift in South Florida

Shaquille O'Neal seriously believes the Earth is flat, agrees with Kyrie Irving

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 19, 2017 09:39 PM (TixTl)

23 17 Round runway is a stupid effin idea. ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?
Posted by: In Exile at March 19, 2017 09:38 PM (Z7AXG)

The State of WI is Round-About-Cray-Cray
I see this happening soon.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 09:39 PM (voOPb)

24 if anyone could figure out how to build a round runway, it would be that supergenius Barack Obama. Somebody ask him.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 09:40 PM (b7fwp)

25 My truck is still so 20th Century. It even has a cassette deck.

--My Windstar is 2000, so it's technically 20th century.

It also has a tape deck, but I'm scared to use it (yeah, I still have some cassette tapes around) because if a player in a car eats a tape it's a lot hearder to disentagle it than in a normal player.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 09:41 PM (GsAUU)

26 mine has a cassette deck too MH

Posted by: concrete girl at March 19, 2017 09:41 PM (pe9k3)

27
ambulance just went by; red lights flashing, siren screaming, doing 25mph. Roads must be bad.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:41 PM (X1ibk)

28 I'm already on the express train to nowhere.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 09:41 PM (0mRoj)

29 because if a player in a car eats a tape it's a lot hearder to disentagle it than in a normal player.

Wait, don't, fast-forward eats the tape!!

Posted by: Bruce Willis at March 19, 2017 09:42 PM (wpC7C)

30 17 Round runway is a stupid effin idea. ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?
Posted by: In Exile at March 19, 2017 09:38 PM (Z7AXG)

Lanes.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 09:42 PM (0mRoj)

31 Tape? What is tape?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:43 PM (JZdsf)

32 That runway idea has to be for Jersey, right. Nothing like a traffic circle for planes.

Posted by: Jean at March 19, 2017 09:44 PM (zZb/S)

33 7 I've been getting into curling lately and it seems that all of the woman are really pretty almost as if the gilrs who couldn't make the cheer leading squad became curlers.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 19, 2017 09:34 PM (+lv+r)

--Yeah, a lot of them are Girl Next Door pretty. That even goes for curlers from places like Japan.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 09:44 PM (GsAUU)

34 All of my music inhabits mysterious digital media in the form of 0s and 1s.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:44 PM (JZdsf)

35 17 Round runway is a stupid effin idea. ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?

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2 levels?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 19, 2017 09:45 PM (PqqkK)

36 >>>Still tired from last night.
Posted by: teej

Sorry you're tired. How was your show?

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 09:46 PM (8mO0Q)

37 Quit watching the runway thing when it mentioned "greener".

Posted by: Dave (in MA) at March 19, 2017 09:46 PM (/H3v4)

38 re 31: what Trump uses to hold his ties together. In honor of Hillary's fans, his tape plays Joplin's "Cry Baby"

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (b7fwp)

39 I've been getting into curling lately and it seems that all of the woman are really pretty almost as if the gilrs who couldn't make the cheer leading squad became curlers.
Posted by: Kreplach at March 19, 2017 09:34 PM (+lv+r)


The women who do figure skating are also as a rule quite pretty. Unfortunately they're also usually wealthy, unapproachable and unattainable.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (u8kLQ)

40 It came too soon, I wasn't ready!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (tHwdc)

41 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (u8kLQ)

42 You could feed 5,967 homebound seniors for a year on what Trump's Mar-a-Lago trips cost so far

Shaquille O'Neal seriously believes the Earth is flat, agrees with Kyrie Irving

--Nathan Jessup, don't love that shit about Mar-a-Lago? DJT owns the place, so that saves taxpayer dollars. Are not a peep about all those times the Zeroes took separate planes to expensive places like Martha's Vineyard.

As for Shaq, that just cracks me up. There was also even a commenter on the Trump: All Your Base video who complained that the earth was shown as round.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (GsAUU)

43 now imagining a circular aircraft carrier

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (PqqkK)

44 12 Quote III

There is a joke that floats around, about the first traffic accident. Only two automobiles in the county, and they collide with each other. Forget where, somewhere in Ohio I think.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (X1ibk)


I remember seeing that in a magazine ad many years ago. I have no idea if it's true or not.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 09:48 PM (sdi6R)

45 And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere.

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I live there. It's overrated.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:49 PM (tHwdc)

46 I remember seeing that in a magazine ad many years ago. I have no idea if it's true or not.


Ohio's state motto is "First in Rustbelt Irrelevancy, First in Car Crashes."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:49 PM (JZdsf)

47 >>
if anyone could figure out how to build a round runway, it would be that supergenius Barack Obama. Somebody ask him.


Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken

I'm used to working in a circle.

I'm usually in the center.

Posted by: Barry at March 19, 2017 09:50 PM (/Nite)

48 Gallup putting out a poll that Trump's approval is at 37%. I hate polls!

Posted by: Jmel at March 19, 2017 09:50 PM (bIkwf)

49 48 Gallup putting out a poll that Trump's approval is at 37%. I hate polls!
Posted by: Jmel at March 19, 2017 09:50 PM (bIkwf)

Looks like a short night in Florida.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 09:51 PM (voOPb)

50 The Stupid may Burn, but judging by the "news", not nearly hot enough yet.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at March 19, 2017 09:51 PM (9AVZA)

51 Gallup putting out a poll that Trump's approval is at 37%. I hate polls!
Posted by: Jmel at March 19, 2017 09:50 PM (bIkwf)



Latest Monmouth Poll has Hillary up by nine in Wisconsin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (JZdsf)

52 40 It came too soon, I wasn't ready!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (tHwdc)

Ummmm...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (0mRoj)

53 those big babies that got avalanched said they shouldn't have been allowed to stand so close to the train! waaa, waaa.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (8mO0Q)

54 anyway, Obama is busy right now, he heard about Al Capp's Shmoo and is trying to get funds to do that with buffalo wings.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (b7fwp)

55 I predict Nork FatBoy will have a very short life span.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (JZdsf)

56 The earth used to be round until Shaw stepped on it.

Posted by: Toad-O at March 19, 2017 09:53 PM (cct0t)

57 And that applies double to "poll results" .... see nic for details.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7 at March 19, 2017 09:53 PM (9AVZA)

58 40 It came too soon, I wasn't ready!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (tHwdc)

Ummmm...
Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (0mRoj)



PRO TIP: This is where you apologize and say it's never happened to you before.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:54 PM (JZdsf)

59 Fucking autocorrect. It never corrects an actual error, but it causes thousands of them.

Posted by: Toad-O at March 19, 2017 09:54 PM (cct0t)

60 >>It came too soon, I wasn't ready!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

That's why I wear these glasses.

Posted by: Marie Harf at March 19, 2017 09:55 PM (/Nite)

61 Thank you for the ammo link, Mis. Hum. I was just saying that I need The Little Golden Book of Ammo.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:56 PM (tHwdc)

62 trump
trump
trump

deport
deport
deport

Posted by: Original Jake at March 19, 2017 09:57 PM (dV8w+)

63 I watched the circular runway video.

"He was inspired by watching scary crosswind landing videos on YouTube."

Uhuh. All the best ideas come from watching videos on YouTube.

Hey, the circular runway video is on YouTube. So it's a sure winner!

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 09:57 PM (sdi6R)

64 Oh the things one can find on Deviant Art if you just type in the simple 4-letter word "fart":

Totally and completely family friendly! *um, not really*

http://tinyurl.com/l5j85ba

Posted by: Thrawn at March 19, 2017 09:58 PM (E/ibL)

65

Baby, you can drive my car.
When ever you want too.

Beep Beep n Beep Ya!

I blame Queen.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:58 PM (X1ibk)

66 Right. I believe Gallup polls. Polls are meant to discourage Trump followers. Period. That's all, folks.

Posted by: AnnaS at March 19, 2017 09:59 PM (l4l/z)

67 oops
blogs closed

moose out front deserted his post.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 10:00 PM (X1ibk)

68 From 1889, The American Railway.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/54383/54383-h/54383-h.htm

Or from 1911, The Motor Maids' School Days.
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/37434/37434-h/37434-h.htm

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:00 PM (DotZb)

69 Too many of my brothers are locked up.

Posted by: Withheld at March 19, 2017 10:02 PM (IqV8l)

70 Ummmm...

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 09:52 PM (0mRoj)

That's what they all say.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:02 PM (tHwdc)

71 Outta sight content! M4GW's funny video, the explanation of bullets. and more!

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:03 PM (8mO0Q)

72 WooT!!

New season of Into The Badlands starts tonight!
Mmmm,,,,Gratuitous violence!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 19, 2017 10:04 PM (pY+s4)

73 >>>It came too soon, I wasn't ready!


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 09:47 PM (tHwdc)<<<

Please tell me we're still doing phrasing!

Posted by: Sterling Archer at March 19, 2017 10:04 PM (Tstsj)

74 Please tell me we're still doing phrasing!


Posted by: Sterling Archer at March 19, 2017 10:04 PM (Tstsj)

Phrasing is so 1999.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:05 PM (tHwdc)

75 <returns to ammo content>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (tHwdc)

76 Hello, Miley! * smiling *

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (8mO0Q)

77 re: Amtrak Sno-Mo Collision:

"Well, what did you think was going to happen?!"

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (eeTCA)

78 Have news to share tonight...

It looks like a trip to Arkansas is in my near future. It would be the first time I've ever flown, and the farthest away I've ever been from home.

Am working it out with relatives I have there who are willing to help me out with costs, etc. Should be fun.

(And, I'll be visiting the nearby Choctaw Casino in Pocola as well.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (u8kLQ)

79 So a pilot is actually supposed to steer a plane in a circle coming in/going out at 100+ mph?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:07 PM (oVJmc)

80 Nobody wants my opinion in a poll. If it's paper, I write my answers in bold red marker. Mostly with salty language. Never get the same 'questionaire' twice.

Posted by: Eromero at March 19, 2017 10:07 PM (zLDYs)

81 Hi ya booknlass, took a few minutes to watch the scoreboard ticker on the Baylor vs USD game.

Show was fun, as always. Not very many folks this time. Guess they all hurt themselves Friday night or were doing what is very normal in this state,,, college basketball crazy.
The ones there had a great time and for us, if there is only one you play your best. If he or she enjoys it,,, good time.
My guitar playing worked out well.

Time for sleep.
Love each other other fellow babies

Posted by: teej at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (6CZio)

82 >>>>Phrasing is so 1999.



Phrasing is so lawyerly

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (voOPb)

83 Trains. Nothing against Johnny Cash, but...

Flatt & Scruggs, Foggy Mountain Boys Orange Blossom Special

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRMqHQBoJ88

Posted by: Kikkoman at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (nIGPZ)

84 Circular runway, on approach, and with a cross-wind.

What could go wrong?

On yeah gusts, rain, sleet, and lightning.

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (DotZb)

85 "So a pilot is actually supposed to steer a plane in a circle coming in/going out at 100+ mph?"

I suppose it could be done, but I don't want to be the first to do it. Bawk...

Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (w7KSn)

86 "Al Franken may be the perfect senator for the Trump era - a deadly serious funnyman "

Saw this earlier today- it's from the Washing (com)Post, so yeah....

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, getcher DQ cones free next week! at March 19, 2017 10:09 PM (1aMQH)

87 When I think of train songs I think of "Casey Jones."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at March 19, 2017 10:09 PM (EZebt)

88 goodnight dear Teej

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:10 PM (8mO0Q)

89 You won't run out of airstrip...

Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:10 PM (w7KSn)

90 So a pilot is actually supposed to steer a plane in a circle coming in/going out at 100+ mph?
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:07 PM (oVJmc)


... and bank while landing.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at March 19, 2017 10:10 PM (T71PA)

91 Re: Train:

Too damn many people think that life happens through the viewfinder on their phone/camera.

Somehow they think they're watching it on television rather than right in front of them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:10 PM (oVJmc)

92 A roundabout for airplanes. I see no possible way that could go wrong.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 10:11 PM (sdi6R)

93
You won't run out of airstrip...

Wanna bet on that with a slick runway Sum-ting Wong?

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:11 PM (DotZb)

94 Long prison terms are inhumane and impose unjust costs on non-criminals, execution is the way to go for serious crimes like rape and murder. I would expand execution to property crimes after a grace period that makes it clear to criminals that we aren't going to tolerate that shit anymore.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 19, 2017 10:11 PM (C06tc)

95 Hey, why not have PLANES land on GIANT TREADMILLS!!!!!????

/hot-takes

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:11 PM (oVJmc)

96 Seemed like a good idea at the time...

Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:12 PM (w7KSn)

97 Hey, why not have PLANES land on GIANT TREADMILLS!!!!!????

/hot-takes
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:11 PM (oVJmc)

GENIUS!

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at March 19, 2017 10:13 PM (T71PA)

98
A roundabout for airplanes. I see no possible way that could go wrong.
Posted by: rickl


Complete with right of way signs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:13 PM (IqV8l)

99 I suppose it could be done, but I don't want to be the first to do it. Bawk...
Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:08 PM (w7KSn)

I am a private IFR rated pilot, and no fcuking way I am landing in this greenie assholes "circle". He obviously knows nothing about Bernoulli principles, and does not realize you take off and land into the wind.

Posted by: Flyboy at March 19, 2017 10:13 PM (7coR9)

100 "Round runway is a stupid effin idea. ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?"

Concentrically.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 19, 2017 10:13 PM (noWW6)

101 Happy Ostara, Horde

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at March 19, 2017 10:13 PM (kP16F)

102 >>>You won't run out of airstrip...

Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:10 PM (w7KSn)<<<
Mobius airstrip.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 19, 2017 10:14 PM (Tstsj)

103 SC ahead of Duke!

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:14 PM (bQxkN)

104 I've got nothin' tonight. Just bummed and weary of it all. I may pop in later, but I'm out for now. See ya.

Posted by: Insomniac - sin valor at March 19, 2017 10:15 PM (0mRoj)

105
He obviously knows nothing about Bernoulli principles, and does not realize you take off and land into the wind.
Posted by: Flyboy


Set up fans in strategic places

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:15 PM (IqV8l)

106 I like your theme tonight, MisHum. Very clever.

I agree with Billy Bob. Probably the first and last time I'll ever say that.

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2017 10:15 PM (sBOL1)

107 The scale of the circular runway would have to be immense.
Then one could possibly determine which piece of it is the most suitable for take off and landing.

Posted by: navybrat at March 19, 2017 10:16 PM (w7KSn)

108 Hello, Miley! * smiling *

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (8mO0Q)

Yo booknlass! did you get my email?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:16 PM (tHwdc)

109 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (u8kLQ)

--Wow, that's cool. Arkansas is the easternmpst state I have never visited. I've been to or through every state around it, but nowhere in Arkansas.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:16 PM (GsAUU)

110 So a pilot is actually supposed to steer a plane in a circle coming in/going out at 100+ mph?

Well, the circle is banked to match what the plane will be doing, but I don't think I want to fly into the first circular airport that no pilot in the world has experience on.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:16 PM (ysprU)

111 Miley, were you ever able to sign up for nomorobo?

Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (sBOL1)

112 Giant fans? Nav hazard anyone?

"What got the 787-300?"

NTSB guy points, "Big Bertha there."

"Who put giant fans around an airport?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (DotZb)

113 103 SC ahead of Duke!
Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:14 PM (bQxkN)


--Go 'Cocks!!!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (GsAUU)

114 >>Train>>Somehow they think they're watching it on television rather than right in front of them.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

I remember reading that one of the first bits of film was a train arriving in the station, and the audience flinched, misunderstanding the ephemeral reality of a picture of a train being unable to run over them.

i watched that young woman looking at her phone while standing on the platform. she looked up too late?

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (8mO0Q)

115 I'm not afraid of flying or crashing because WTF can I do about it? I don't get that nervous on planes.

What I do have is a fear of falling. I hate heights when I am not enclosed. I'm fine on a ferris wheel but get jitters climbing a ladder.

Posted by: Donna tan faded but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (P8951)

116 There is a joke that floats around, about the first
traffic accident. Only two automobiles in the county, and they collide
with each other. Forget where, somewhere in Ohio I think.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at March 19, 2017 09:35 PM (X1ibk)


They were the only two Stanley Steamers in the state of Iowa. IIRC

Posted by: Kindltot at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (WQX/u)

117 Next up, round aircraft carriers!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (oVJmc)

118 >>>--Go 'Cocks!!!

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (GsAUU)<<<

Dammnit people.

Posted by: Sterling Archer at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (Tstsj)

119 Trump could fund homelessness agency for decades if he stopped visiting Trump properties

Sure, but why would he want homelessness? It's easier to just create jobs.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (ysprU)

120 logprof, thanks. Arkansas will be my easternmost state as well.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (u8kLQ)

121 qdpsteve, will this be on your list?

http://www.craterofdiamondsstatepark.com/

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (DotZb)

122 Man, that's some annoying "music" on that circular airport video.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (IqV8l)

123 I am going to buy a 97 GMC Jimmy, stick transmission.
I can't tell if the noise is from a loose heat shield vibrating to the idling engine or if it is something in the transmission.

How big of a mistake am I about to make at $1200?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (WQX/u)

124 Figure Eight runways FTW.

Posted by: Demo Derby at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (W6Ch1)

125 He might have sung about them, but I don't think Freddy Mercury had much use for girls, fat bottomed or otherwise, in real life.

Posted by: Donna tan faded but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (P8951)

126 Miley that's a sweet and encouraging email. I enjoyed it, and I owe you one soon.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:20 PM (8mO0Q)

127 Anna, unfortunately probably not.

I'm going mainly to see where some family members live, and to join them doing some things they enjoy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:21 PM (u8kLQ)

128 ATL has five parallel runways. How do you duplicate that with circles?

The Olympics have done it for years. Watch those intersections, though!

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:21 PM (ysprU)

129 I always liked how Freddy rhymed "forget her" with"carburetor".

Posted by: freaked at March 19, 2017 10:21 PM (BO/km)

130 "Hey, why not have PLANES land on GIANT TREADMILLS!!!!!????"

Way back when Boeing was still proposing to get into the supersonic jet airliner business, their advanced projects research thinktank was going nuts trying to solve the range equation for the market that could really benefit, the Pacific.

(The competing Concorde could manage a trans-Atlantic nonstop but not too much more than that. Even the nearest trans-Pacific destinations? No chance whatsoever.)

Several different eggheads independently suggested catapult launch.

Aircraft carrier style. Except with, y'know, an airliner carrying hundreds of passengers, with a max takeoff weight of 750,000 pounds. Noooooo problem!

"Ladies and gentlemen, in preparation for the cat shot, please be sure your tray tables and your seat backs are in the fully upright and locked position, your parachute harnesses are snug, your helmet visors are down, and your ejection seat is properly armed. We know you have a choice in airlines, and we'd like to thank you for flying with us today."

Posted by: torquewrench at March 19, 2017 10:23 PM (noWW6)

131 Sad news. Dwight Clark says he has ALS.

http://tinyurl.com/msulv92

Posted by: tu3031 at March 19, 2017 10:24 PM (qJhUV)

132 Miley, were you ever able to sign up for nomorobo?



Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2017 10:17 PM (sBOL1)

No, there was some issue and I got too annoyed so I gave up. I'll just continue to not answer the phone.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:24 PM (tHwdc)

133 My only issue with flying in a plane is being confined in a small area for hours. At least when driving I can pull over and walk around.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 19, 2017 10:25 PM (pY+s4)

134 Oh bluebell - did I hear you say you're getting together with Weasel to shoot? Maybe we'll meet at the range!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:25 PM (tHwdc)

135 I'm going to say no on the circular runway.

Because what happens when you're on approach and you overshoot even a little bit? Best case is you have to pull up and try again, as opposed to a real runway where you just land a little later.

Also ever seen footage of cars going over the banking and through the railing at the older configuration of Daytona? That.

So one circle can do the work of 4 real runways. What if you normally need more than 4? Or put another way, what happens when use of that airport grows to the point where a normal airport would expand and build one more runway?

You can't just make your circle multilane, for the same reason we don't have superwide runways allowing multiple simultaneous adjacent takeoffs and landings from the same strip of tarmac today. Plus, all activity has to be in the outside lane as you otherwise have taxi-ing planes crossing the path of planes who are arriving/departing (i.e. are at high speeds).

The main benefit of a circular runway also implies that you really only intend to do takeoffs and landings at two points (avoiding the side winds), which is really one (since you need lift, you want to take off into the wind, making the relative speed to the air larger than to the ground, I suspect you want the same for landings but don't remember). What happens when there's any kind of issue at all (doesn't have to be a crash, but anything that leaves a plane parked and surrounded by emergency vehicles)? Now your super circular runway which is three times the size of a normal runway becomes entirely useless.

Oh, and snow removal.

Posted by: Methos, back to Let It Burn at March 19, 2017 10:25 PM (3Liv/)

136 Airport approach a 2g spiral down from 2000agl?

Posted by: JEM at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (TppKb)

137 Posted by: bluebell at March 19, 2017 10:15 PM (sBOL1)


Thanks bluebell

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (voOPb)

138 I almost feel sorry for that murderer who went in the pokey in 1899 and was released in '63. He came out into an entirely different universe than the one that existed in the 19th century. Imagine learning to cope with all this new-fangled stuff that you're being exposed to for the first time when you are old.

It's possible he was a complete rat bastard, so my sympathy is limited. But murdering a school friend, although terrible - well, there were people who have done much much worse and didn't serve a fraction of the time that guy did.

Posted by: Donna tan faded but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (P8951)

139 Puddleglum, yeah, it's going to be... interesting for me, too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (u8kLQ)

140 117 Next up, round aircraft carriers!
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:18 PM (oVJmc)


There was once an idea to build them out of ice, but I believe they would have had straight flight decks.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ltr2za4

Round aircraft carriers made of ice? Now there's an idea for the 21st Century!

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (sdi6R)

141 131 Sad news. Dwight Clark says he has ALS.

Stephen Hillenberg, the guy who created Spongebob, announced he had the same diagnosis last week.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 19, 2017 10:27 PM (oVJmc)

142 And someone should tell the Dutchman that in THIS country we go COUNTER-clockwise around our ovals!

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:28 PM (eeTCA)

143 Miley that's a sweet and encouraging email. I enjoyed it, and I owe you one soon.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:20 PM (8mO0Q)

Hmm - maybe I should reread it! I thought it was rather grim. But, you know, onward Christian soldiers, anyway!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 10:28 PM (tHwdc)

144 I'm a commercial helicopter pilot and my circles have an 'H' in them. Hardly ever used one of those.

Posted by: Eromero at March 19, 2017 10:29 PM (zLDYs)

145 Stranahan forgot to mention wadcutters. Bullet article fail!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:29 PM (LTHVh)

146 125 He might have sung about them, but I don't think Freddy Mercury had much use for girls, fat bottomed or otherwise, in real life.
Posted by: Donna tan faded but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (P8951)

--I think he was bi, at least for a few years.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:30 PM (GsAUU)

147 Rickl and TorqueWrench, don't forget in the age of jets the US Navy thought of doing away with landing gear and experimented with a flexible flight deck.

And in other Naval aviation news, glad I missed this. USS Lexington last October painted their F9F-8T Twogar in pink for breast cancer awareness.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k6v3fme

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:30 PM (DotZb)

148 133 My only issue with flying in a plane is being confined in a small area for hours. At least when driving I can pull over and walk around.
Posted by: Puddleglum at March 19, 2017 10:25 PM (pY+s4)

Our flight to Arizona was not fun since they're now packing them in 6 across. The flight was at 7 am, and breakfast was a couple of stupid cookies.

A far cry from the days when I took MidWest Express and the seats were 4 across and comfortable and the food wasn't bad either.

If they could strap people to upright boards and pack 'em in like sardines, they'd do it.

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:31 PM (P8951)

149 131 Sad news. Dwight Clark says he has ALS.

http://tinyurl.com/msulv92
Posted by: tu3031 at March 19, 2017 10:24 PM (qJhUV)

--That sucks. I wonder if it is football-related?

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:31 PM (GsAUU)

150
USS Lexington last October painted their F9F-8T Twogar in pink for breast cancer awareness.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k6v3fme
Posted by: Anna Puma


Operation Petticoat was ahead of its time.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:32 PM (IqV8l)

151 Qdpsteve, safe and fun trip to Arkansas. Just don't make any Clinton jokes...

Posted by: Anna Puma at March 19, 2017 10:32 PM (DotZb)

152 haha onward Christian soldiers indeed!

today during internet church we sang God of our Fathers AND a Mighty Fortress is Our God. I sang as loud as I could. I love those songs.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:33 PM (8mO0Q)

153 The circular landing strip (see what I did there?) sounds okay to take off from but I don't know about landing on one.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 19, 2017 10:33 PM (nlbfN)

154 What is internet church?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:33 PM (IqV8l)

155 When Gene Clark and then Crosby left the Byrds it was over, and then Chris Hillman left leaving McGuinn to cobble together a band of unharomic losers for 3 meh albums. Jim and later weird Roger were lost in the wilderness. Such a shame, with Gene as the lead song writer they were a power house of left coast folk rock.

Fortunately, Fairport Convention seized the mantle.

Missed gun thread...

S&W model 65, Ruger GP 100, Colt Government model 380, Winchester 1894 lever in 357 mag, 2 Yugo Mauser 48, Ishopore 308, Rossi model 62 pump, and SKS because Slick Willy wanted to ban imports. I reload 357, 38, 380, 8MM, 308, and without shame horde 22LR.

Posted by: colfax mingo at March 19, 2017 10:34 PM (PX+kj)

156 Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:33 PM (8mO0Q)

Martin Luther hymns are tough to sing
I really don't look forward to them in our church

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:34 PM (voOPb)

157 I watched (well, I was taking a nap at the same time) a PBS Nova today about the London Crossrail project, which was impressive to say the least. But I'm wondering how the hell they afford that? With all their pensioners and migrants and such? Where does that money come from? I'm asking honestly, perhaps they're awash in pounds that I'm not aware of. Just seems unlikely.

Posted by: kalneva at March 19, 2017 10:35 PM (vhW1R)

158 --That sucks. I wonder if it is football-related?

*perks ears*

Posted by: Lawyers Everywhere at March 19, 2017 10:36 PM (ysprU)

159 I've been getting into curling lately and it seems that all of the woman are really pretty almost as if the gilrs who couldn't make the cheer leading squad became curlers.


Posted by: Kreplach at March 19, 2017 09:34 PM (+lv+r)

Yes the word "cute" always seems to pass through one's head when watching the lady curlers. The Canadian gals are consistently my favorite.

Evening all.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 19, 2017 10:36 PM (D2vc1)

160 Bertram Cabot, Jr.-- internet church is my pastor-teacher live video and audio streams his lessons 4 times a week, so I go to church on my laptop.

all the audio lessons are archived, too, so one can study any time.

always for free.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:36 PM (8mO0Q)

161 Me thinks the "longest prison sentence served" list is BS..

Look at California. 34 years. Crazy racist murderer Charles Manson has been locked up since 1971. 1971-2016 is about 45 years isn't it?

Or it just might be California is Californicated?

Posted by: rd at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (iT57s)

162 "Rickl and TorqueWrench, don't forget in the age of jets the US Navy
thought of doing away with landing gear and experimented with a flexible
flight deck."

I'll see your flexible flight deck and raise you a flexible aircraft.

https://airandspace.si.edu/collection-objects/goodyear-inflatoplane-ga468

Posted by: torquewrench at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (noWW6)

163 Fairport Convention. Left Coast of...the Thames?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (H5rtT)

164 The State of WI is Round-About-Cray-Cray
I see this happening soon.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 09:39 PM (voOPb)

What a waste of money. Most of them are entirely unnecessary. It's like they said, "how can we make this intersection ridiculously complicated? Let's make it a roundabout! Plain old intersections are so boring."

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (P8951)

165 Holland pays 80% of its welfare payments to its migrant population that's 13%


apparently no math in Holland either...

Posted by: Original Jake at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (dV8w+)

166 What is internet church?
A heresy!

Posted by: radio church at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (nlbfN)

167 Anna, thanks! Don't worry, I won't. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:38 PM (u8kLQ)

168 Posted by: rd at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (iT57s)

Served and released

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 19, 2017 10:38 PM (IDPbH)

169 The Longest Prison Sentence list is from 1994

Posted by: Chuck C at March 19, 2017 10:38 PM (h99GH)

170 Crazy racist murderer Charles Manson has been locked up since 1971.

Which was 25 years by *1994*

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:39 PM (eeTCA)

171 Oh damn, I so want the Dukies to lose.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:39 PM (GsAUU)

172 Mis Hum, I agree about "A mighty fortress" being tough to sing, especially in the middle there. but no one's around here to hear me singing badly, so I just belt it out!

it's just as fun to play it on the piano, too, again, if no one's around.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:39 PM (8mO0Q)

173 23. Jesus.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:39 PM (eeTCA)

174 --That sucks. I wonder if it is football-related?


ALS is pretty much an equal opportunity disease. I doubt football had much to do with it. Tom Watson's late caddy had it and a golf caddy job is not a contact sport.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 19, 2017 10:40 PM (pY+s4)

175 148 133 My only issue with flying in a plane is being confined in a small area for hours

Drink enough and you can see the world without leaving your seat!

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 19, 2017 10:40 PM (UYMK1)

176 "92 A roundabout for airplanes. I see no possible way that could go wrong."....

Look kids! there's Big Ben

Posted by: Clark Griswold at March 19, 2017 10:40 PM (i8aHa)

177 Roger, Control, taxiing to the end of the runway...

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:41 PM (eeTCA)

178 Carmel, Indiana has 102 roundabouts.

https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-05/welcome-carmel-indiana-roundabout-city-usa

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 10:41 PM (IqV8l)

179 I'm looking to build a one man blimp, weight capacity 250lbs . Any engineers out there that can give me a back of the napkin size calculation?

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (IDPbH)

180 In a just world, what should happen to Kim Jong un

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (bQxkN)

181 Internet church beats no church. But, yeah. Not the same. I'm somewhat of a heathen, though, so. Who am I to say. I've been trying to pound the idea that religion is important to my adult children. Daughter is not buying it, but son sees what's up. Both were raised with Christianity but too cool for school.

Posted by: kalneva at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (vhW1R)

182 Roger, Control, taxiing to the end of the runway...

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:41 PM (eeTCA)

I love this site.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (T71PA)

183 Roundabouts are very efficient --if drivers know how to use them. They're a hell of a lot better for traffic (and cheaper) than throwing up another set of traffic lights.

In many cases 4-way stop signs work fine.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (GsAUU)

184 173 23. Jesus.
?Que?

Posted by: jesus martinez, ONT gardener at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (nlbfN)

185 kalneva, perhaps the new London underground will just use some of the secret abandoned tunnels built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel? It's hard to believe any part of London is untunneled at some level, although some may be Roman, or still filled with choleric sewage (there were "lakes" of it in the Good Old Days).

Other'n that, yeah, I got nothin'. They should have done it while the EU could just print them up some euros. Pounds, having some experience of that, would likely resent it. If you could just shave a fraction of an inch off the edge of each shilling and sovereign...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (H5rtT)

186 Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (P8951

You should see them in the middle of nowhere up,this way. Good Lord talk about a waste of money

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:43 PM (voOPb)

187 The 'Cocks are up on Duke.

Posted by: logprof, sports tard at March 19, 2017 10:43 PM (GsAUU)

188 Like the dirty Scandis in Minnesota, I approve of global warming.

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:44 PM (P8951)

189 How to Calculate the Weight of Air and Model Hot Air Balloon Lift

http://bit.ly/2mGlPUJ

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:44 PM (LTHVh)

190 182 Roger, Control, taxiing to the end of the runway...

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:41 PM (eeTCA)

Uh Control ...I just past you again . Please advise?

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:45 PM (IDPbH)

191 How to Calculate the Weight of Air and Model Hot Air Balloon Lift
============
African or European?

Posted by: andycanuck at March 19, 2017 10:46 PM (nlbfN)

192 Roundabouts are fine for people who know the area and are used to them. For people from out of town who have no idea where they're going, it's white knuckle time.

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 10:46 PM (sdi6R)

193 Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:39 PM (8mO0Q)

Piano? Oh God 2 years of lessons were more than enough. I couldn't play A Mighty Fortress and I can barely sing it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:47 PM (voOPb)

194 Hate to throw a bucket of cold water on the party but it is a SCIENTIFIC FACT that tomorrow is Monday.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:39

Well not so bad for me, I have to work the weekend, sometimes Mon. Maybe get Wed or Fri off, this needs to change.

Posted by: Farmer at March 19, 2017 10:47 PM (o/90i)

195 When I think of "train songs" I think of Blackfoot.
Of course, I'm an old redneck, so...

Posted by: Tequila Mockingbird at March 19, 2017 10:47 PM (e5sX6)

196 It came too soon, I wasn't ready!

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard that...

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2017 10:48 PM (IcT7t)

197 I haven't checked his math http://bit.ly/2mGpHoC

The law that tells us just how hot air rises is called Charles' Law. It states that the volume of a gas is proportional to the number of degrees above absolute zero the temperature is. If the outside air is 65 degrees, and the air in the balloon is 120 degrees, the air in the balloon is only 10% hotter in absolute terms.

Air at 65 degrees weighs about 0.075 pounds per cubic foot. Inside the balloon it weighs only 0.067 pounds. The difference is 0.008 pounds per cubic foot. So to lift a 200 pound person, we will need 25,000 cubic feet of hot air.

That's a cube 30 feet on a side, or a sphere 37 feet in diameter.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:48 PM (LTHVh)

198 189 How to Calculate the Weight of Air and Model Hot Air Balloon Lift

http://bit.ly/2mGlPUJ
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:44 PM (LTHVh)


Enough already

Posted by: Tom Brady at March 19, 2017 10:48 PM (GsAUU)

199 re 164: maybe because some Americans see that Europeans have them and think that makes them cool and sophisticated. Like having unlimited immigration.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at March 19, 2017 10:49 PM (b7fwp)

200 Roundabouts aren't just in one state. It's a national phenomenon, and it's not like the states to all go apeshit nuts at once without Federal "guidelines." Somebody somewhere got told they wouldn't get their gas tax back if they didn't do this. Perhaps some bold investigative reporter could find the actual verbiage, hidden in some policy statement or executive order? It's crazy.

If you're building one out in the sticks on land already owned by The King, hey, go nuts. But even in a suburb, you're taking out acres and acres of real estate to change over. If you're lucky, that's just somebody's lawn (that made up 35% of their house purchase value and 90% of its curb appeal). In a dense suburb or a city, people lose their houses.

Some people enjoy hell out of losing their houses. And then once in a while somebody from the state eminent domaining agency gets garrotted.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 10:50 PM (H5rtT)

201 the only time I play piano or sing is when Only me and God can hear, Mis Hum.

That's because I---, well, I'm not very good. HA

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:50 PM (8mO0Q)

202 I don't know how this thing works!!

Posted by: The Wizard of Oz at March 19, 2017 10:50 PM (IqV8l)

203 Making the law abiding pay for the sustenance of criminals is theft. Execution of the violent and thieving is the only answer.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 19, 2017 10:51 PM (C06tc)

204 It states that the volume of a gas is proportional to the number of degrees above absolute zero the temperature is.

PV=nRT. Sadly, I can't tell you what n and R are.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:51 PM (hBig8)

205 Go Helium. Each cubic foot of helium can lift 0.069 pounds, and it doesn't have to be dangerously hot.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:51 PM (LTHVh)

206 Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 10:06 PM (u8kLQ)

Have fun, Steve!

Goodnight horde!

Posted by: Donna, tan now gone but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:51 PM (P8951)

207 Cocks up 9

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:52 PM (bQxkN)

208 Hate to throw a bucket of cold water on the party but it is a SCIENTIFIC FACT that tomorrow is Monday.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 09:39

Have my first ever jury duty tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it. Guess I need to pick out a nice fat book to take with me.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 19, 2017 10:52 PM (D2vc1)

209 >>>Perhaps some bold investigative reporter could find the actual verbiage, hidden in some policy statement or executive order? It's crazy.


Ha-ha Stringer, investigative reporter. Most retards have more curiosity than a reporter

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 10:52 PM (voOPb)

210 179 I'm looking to build a one man blimp, weight capacity 250lbs . Any engineers out there that can give me a back of the napkin size calculation?
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (IDPbH)


Here you go.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ov5w3bn

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 10:52 PM (sdi6R)

211 Good fences are f'ing expensive. We are about to replace our wooden privacy fence and the prices quoted make me choke. Really don't have a choice since everything is rotting. The original builders grade stuff was untreated. We are going with galvanized post and 6" wide 3/4" thick western cedar. We shouldn't ever have to replace anything again.

Posted by: lindarising on a beach for spring break at March 19, 2017 10:53 PM (JNDQi)

212 203 cm9000 I'm with you. I was reading about all the criminal illegals that their own countries won't take back and i was thinking, okay; execution time.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:53 PM (8mO0Q)

213 BS blocking fouls called on Cocks

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:53 PM (bQxkN)

214 So to lift a 200 pound person, we will need 25,000 cubic feet of hot air.

It could be made smaller with hydrogen.

Posted by: Herr Dr. Zeppelin at March 19, 2017 10:54 PM (hBig8)

215 Heh, the disclaimer at the beginning of Adam Carolla's Building Stuff show ends with:

Building stuff is dangerous.

Don't be a dumbass.

Enjoy the show.



All right, I want to see that smug, self-righteous prick and the Blue Devils lose, then off to bed.

Posted by: Tom Brady at March 19, 2017 10:54 PM (GsAUU)

216 goodnight, Donna!

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 10:54 PM (8mO0Q)

217 /sock

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 10:55 PM (GsAUU)

218 The good year blimp is about 200 feet long and 50 feet wide and tall.

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:55 PM (IDPbH)

219 It could be made smaller with hydrogen.

Indeed, Herr Doktor. Hydrogen is half the weight of helium.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:56 PM (LTHVh)

220 >>>BS blocking fouls called on Cocks

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 10:53 PM (bQxkN)<<<

No. Cocks blocking is always a foul!

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at March 19, 2017 10:57 PM (Tstsj)

221 Why, you'd need a blimp the size of a hot-air balloon!...

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 10:57 PM (hBig8)

222 Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500125569859584

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500215730655232

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500311503355905

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500406844153856

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500495356465156

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2017 10:58 PM (AOrEZ)

223 LMAO I think the crowd is shouting GAME! COCKS! GAME! COCKS!

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 10:58 PM (GsAUU)

224 The good year blimp is about 200 feet long and 50 feet wide and tall.

Thanks for the reminder, my sister is flying in tomorrow.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 19, 2017 10:58 PM (IcT7t)

225 Indeed, Herr Doktor. Hydrogen is half the weight of helium.

Make sure you paint it with a nice coat of aluminum powder and iron oxide to make it pretty!

Posted by: Herr Dr. Zeppelin at March 19, 2017 10:59 PM (TqmC9)

226 "Hydrogen lifts 68 lbs per 1,000 cubic feet, thus ~14.71 cu. ft. per lb."

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 10:59 PM (LTHVh)

227 More Sunday Swimwear ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500576080101376

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500682288271362

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500786764201984

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/843500877411487747

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2017 11:00 PM (AOrEZ)

228 I fucking love watching Duke lose.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:00 PM (GsAUU)

229 so 27,000 cf of hot air vs 4000 cf of hydrogen.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:00 PM (LTHVh)

230 >>>179 I'm looking to build a one man blimp, weight capacity 250lbs . Any engineers out there that can give me a back of the napkin size calculation?
Posted by: Jack Sock at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (IDPbH)

One aluminium framed lawn chair, 236 Dollar Store helium ballons, one BB gun, one wing, and a prayer.
(Please take a go-pro camera along!)

Posted by: Tequila Mockingbird at March 19, 2017 11:00 PM (e5sX6)

231 Glad to see Duke go down. Coach K is a nasty piece of work.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 19, 2017 11:01 PM (C06tc)

232 Balloon boy 2017

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 19, 2017 11:02 PM (IqV8l)

233 250lb plus the weight of your fan-man type rig.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:02 PM (LTHVh)

234 All the Goodyear blimps are being replaced with semi-rigid dirigibles. They'll look similar, but are supposed to handle better. Vectored-fan engines, and a place to mount them.

Photo drones have to be hurting their market. And domed stadiums, too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 11:02 PM (H5rtT)

235 Hold my beer ...

How to produce 14,000 cubic feet of hydrogen?

http://bit.ly/2mGBiUI

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:03 PM (LTHVh)

236 Cocks up 9 again with 42 secs

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:03 PM (bQxkN)

237 Hold my beer ...

How to produce 14,000 cubic feet of hydrogen?

http://bit.ly/2mGBiUI


Water and electricity are coming up, aren't they?

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:04 PM (8zL5i)

238 Ooooo da 'Cocks are up!!!!

Posted by: Bawney Fwank at March 19, 2017 11:04 PM (GsAUU)

239 You can't lick our 'Cocks. Our 'Cocks can't be beat.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:05 PM (LTHVh)

240 I don't want the 'Cocks to choke.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:05 PM (GsAUU)

241 Here is the "News of the Week" compilation of the news.

More: http://politicalhat.com/?p=13223

Posted by: The Political Hat at March 19, 2017 11:06 PM (vBeA5)

242 Helium is a beautiful planet.

Posted by: John Carter at March 19, 2017 11:06 PM (UYMK1)

243 Oops, no longer freezing my ass off on a beach. Something not quite right about getting sunburned while freezing on a beach.........I'm talking in the 40's & 50's with strong winds.....in Pensacola......

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:07 PM (JNDQi)

244 Coack K looks pissed.

Bwahahahahaha!

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:07 PM (GsAUU)

245 https://www.airgas.com/helium

Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:07 PM (LTHVh)

246 In all this blimp design talk, did anybody consider the weight of the motor to actually fly it around?

or do you plan on just farting your way across the friendly skies. lol

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 19, 2017 11:08 PM (aMlLZ)

247 Hey hey hey goodbye

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:08 PM (bQxkN)

248 'Cocks win!!!

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:08 PM (GsAUU)

249 Another bracket buster

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (bQxkN)

250 Funny last pic. My treadmill has moar dust than that stairmaster. The weight bench has been doing its job, holding up piles of stuff, for well over 20 years.

My idea of GAINZZZ is getting rid of this stuff, thus freeing up valuable floor space.

But I do play golf, which provides a lot more exercise than you might think.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (xpfRn)

251 Duke is out?

DUKE IS OUT?!



Couldn't happed to a better team.

UNC is only ACC team left.

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (GsAUU)

252 Forget the engine, you're going to need a cooler of beer where you're going.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (8zL5i)

253 Anna,
We went to diamond crater state park two years ago. Nice grounds. It was hot and we didn't find anything. Kids loved it though.

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (JNDQi)

254 aw, lindarising, that sure sounds rough, sunburnt and freezing. sounds like me doing the mail.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (8mO0Q)

255 233 250lb plus the weight of your fan-man type rig.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at March 19, 2017 11:02 PM (LTHVh)

Original GY blimp gondola weighed about 3500lbs empty. Held 7 people. Took about 200,000 cubic feet. So your estimate of 25,000 cubic feet seems pretty close.

Posted by: Jack Sock at March 19, 2017 11:09 PM (IDPbH)

256 Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:07 PM (JNDQi)

Only you would vacation in a place colder than a witches elbow

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:10 PM (voOPb)

257
204 It states that the volume of a gas is proportional to the number of degrees above absolute zero the temperature is.

PV=nRT. Sadly, I can't tell you what n and R are.


n is the number of moles of the gas is question. R is the gas law constant in units g-cm per mol-K (or an equivalent based on the units used for the other terms).

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 11:10 PM (v1g1+)

258 "Nobody Beats Our Cocks!" Is that a cheer, too?

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:10 PM (8zL5i)

259 All those Duke alums in NYC thought they had dates at MSG.

Denied!

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:10 PM (bQxkN)

260 All right time to sleep early.

Tomorrow will be a beeyotch at work.

Good night, all!

Posted by: logprof at March 19, 2017 11:10 PM (GsAUU)

261 Joe Kittinger is still alive, which is an affront to the laws of gravity and physics. He'll be 89 this year. He knows all about one-man balloons.

Were I starting a brewery called "Here Hold My" beer, I would sure want his picture on the label.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 11:11 PM (H5rtT)

262 one of our local tv stations has a show every sunday nite featuring local bar bands. the one tonite is damn good. their is hope.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 19, 2017 11:12 PM (KP5rU)

263 The same polls that had Hillary! Beating Trump 83/17 when I went to vote on Election Day. Neidemier dead! Pollsters dead! MSM dead! GopE dead! Demonrats dead! We didn't give up when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor...Who's with me!!!

Posted by: Alf767 at March 19, 2017 11:12 PM (a1lZO)

264
That "Withheld" character sure had a multi-state crime spree to beat all.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 11:12 PM (v1g1+)

265 Have my first ever jury duty tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it. Guess I need to pick out a nice fat book to take with me.

--------

I got nothing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 11:13 PM (JZdsf)

266 good bar bands are still the best.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 19, 2017 11:13 PM (KP5rU)

267 MisHum,
When I booked the campground 6 months ago, I paid extra for good weather....I demand a refund!!!!
Half the campground was down from Missouri where it was snowing so they were fine. We were escaping SXSW.

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:13 PM (JNDQi)

268 Looks like Duke got sh shove ski'd outta the tourney.

Heh.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, getcher DQ cones free next week! at March 19, 2017 11:14 PM (1aMQH)

269 Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:13 PM (JNDQi)

Next year go to Ashland, Wi & check out the ice caves at the Apostle Islands

You'll be warmer

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:16 PM (voOPb)

270 We're past 100 comments so I hope y'all will excuse me if I take off on a tangent.

Posted by: Muldoon- Circular airline pilot. at March 19, 2017 11:16 PM (wPiJc)

271 270 We're past 100 comments so I hope y'all will excuse me if I take off on a tangent.

--------
Go ahead. It's easy as pi.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 11:17 PM (JZdsf)

272 Posted by: Muldoon- Circular airline pilot. at March 19, 2017 11:16 PM (wPiJc)

Quit speaking in circles

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:17 PM (voOPb)

273 I've done jury duty once. Local teenager was bugged by a couple of guys in school to get them some mushrooms. They wanted to get high. So he gave them some, aka "trafficking". They got sick and one told his dad what happened. Kid was charged with trafficking psilocybin. Defense attorney pointed out that the tox tests were inconclusive. But most of the jury was ready to convict, except for me and a guy that had some experience with mushrooms. He convinced them that it was a rite of passage for some of the local kids and there was no proof it was an illegal substance. We got him off.

I saw him in the car with his mom after I was done. I had him roll down the window. I told him "you don't know how close you came to going to jail. Don't ever do anything that stupid again." He said he wouldn't and I hope he didn't. He seemed like a decent kid.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at March 19, 2017 11:20 PM (Lqy/e)

274 What is the point in imprisoning someone for life really?

At that point there is no reason to not just execute them.

And by the same token why is there any other punishment for murder in the first degree?

Posted by: 18-1 at March 19, 2017 11:20 PM (bxTKf)

275 MisHum,
If I went to WI I'd expect to freeze my ass off. Florida, not so much. I didn't even have a coat. Just a light sweater. Once we got there, we were stuck. My husband wasn't about to drivie the motorhome around looking for coat. Besides, probably couldn't find one in Pensacola. No one could even find firewood for camp fires.

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:22 PM (JNDQi)

276 On Twitter :

Israel bombs a Hezbollah convoy in Syria. Oh, snap.

Posted by: Jmel at March 19, 2017 11:23 PM (bIkwf)

277 Hello from Israel. I am in the Negev. It's fascinating. Many Arab Israelis live here, go to university here, teach here, work here. Doesn't look like apartheid to me. The apartheid claim is the most specious lie.

I read that the IAF hit a scud convoy in Syria that was going to deliver misses to Hezbollah today. Sporty

Posted by: ThunderB at March 19, 2017 11:25 PM (iU+t8)

278 Better that one should arrive late to the ONT, than have no ONT at all.

Greetings, Horde!


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 19, 2017 11:25 PM (v5iqM)

279 I've voir dired a lot of potential jurors.

PRO TIP: understand English but have no opinions on anything.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 11:25 PM (JZdsf)

280 I also can't believe that damn April the giraffe hasn't popped yet!!!! It's been almost a month since she was due. Someone didn't get the math right.....

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (JNDQi)

281 The UN is about to lift a ban on Iranian ballistic missile activity. Super

Posted by: ThunderB at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (iU+t8)

282 Interesting week coming up. Stuff already scheduled.

And then there's always the unexpected

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (bQxkN)

283 I also can't believe that damn April the giraffe
hasn't popped yet!!!! It's been almost a month since she was due.
Someone didn't get the math right.....
Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (JNDQi)


Maybe its not April yet.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (WQX/u)

284 Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:22 PM (JNDQi)

Someday you'll laugh about Pensacola cold

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:27 PM (voOPb)

285 I also can't believe that damn April the giraffe hasn't popped yet!!!! It's been almost a month since she was due. Someone didn't get the math right.....

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (JNDQi)

The amount of attention that giraffe has gotten on this blog has been an endless source of amusement.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 19, 2017 11:29 PM (D2vc1)

286 265 Have my first ever jury duty tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it.
Guess I need to pick out a nice fat book to take with me.


Not if it is for federal juror service Cicero --

Reading materials...no newspapers, magazines, pamphlets, tabloids, paperback books, school books, crossword puzzles, or other printed items

No electronic items either, though they do allow a key fob.

So you might want to check your state/local juror rules before you go. Most everyone had to trek back to their car to get rid of 'prohibited' items when I went.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:29 PM (xpfRn)

287 261 Joe Kittinger is still alive, which is an affront to the laws of gravity and physics. He'll be 89 this year. He knows all about one-man balloons.

Were I starting a brewery called "Here Hold My" beer, I would sure want his picture on the label.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 11:11 PM (H5rtT)/i]

Good song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcT8lKKpeXs

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

288 [/]

Posted by: rickl at March 19, 2017 11:29 PM (sdi6R)

289 Aaaand my laptop is about to die, so I guess I'll sign off now. Later peeps.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 19, 2017 11:30 PM (D2vc1)

290 So you might want to check your state/local juror rules before you go. Most everyone had to trek back to their car to get rid of 'prohibited' items when I went.


Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:29 PM (xpfRn)

All I've read so far is electronics. Guess I should look again.

Posted by: Country Boy at March 19, 2017 11:31 PM (D2vc1)

291 Hey Jim!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 11:32 PM (tHwdc)

292 G'nite CB & all....back to getting the kids up for school tomorrow....they aren't happy about it and I have a feeling it's going to be a rough day......

Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:32 PM (JNDQi)

293 Good evening everyone

Sadly my mind is running like circular runway.

Hope everyone is well

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at March 19, 2017 11:32 PM (IDhUW)

294
I also can't believe that damn April the giraffe
hasn't popped yet!!!! It's been almost a month since she was due.
Someone didn't get the math right.....
Posted by: lindarising at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (JNDQi)

Maybe its not April yet.

Posted by: Kindltot at March 19, 2017 11:26 PM (WQX/u)







Did anyone check to see if the storks at that zoo are still locked up?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at March 19, 2017 11:33 PM (cuZZW)

295 Dunno if this was discussed previously, but saw this in a Reuters article about Mexicans immigrants flooding Canada:

"The Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) said it detained 444 Mexican nationals between Jan. 1 and March 8, compared with 410 for all of 2016, 351 for 2015, and 399 for 2014.

The CBSA can detain foreign nationals if it is believed they pose a danger to the public, if their identity is unclear or if they are deemed unlikely to appear for removal or for a proceeding.

The number of Mexicans turned back at the airport has risen, too - to 313 in January, more than any January since 2012 and more than the annual totals for 2012, 2013 and 2014."

Snowbama's a heartless bastid racist then. But he's like ever so dreamy, so he gets the Che exemption I guess.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, getcher DQ cones free next week! at March 19, 2017 11:33 PM (1aMQH)

296 hey Jim!

WTF were you for the gun thread today?

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 19, 2017 11:34 PM (OOIol)

297 I like this picture of Pres. and SoS a lot. PT is just smiling that blissed-out, onery grin of his.

https://tinyurl.com/m9def33

links to a jpg on conservative treehouse

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 11:35 PM (8mO0Q)

298 LOL@Snowbama. Hadn't heard that one yet.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 11:35 PM (tHwdc)

299 All I've read so far is electronics. Guess I should look again.

Check to see if your Judge Dredd "I AM the law!" t-shirt is on the list, too.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:35 PM (HwVbl)

300 Just got out of Clapton show, short but very sweet

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:36 PM (xLbie)

301 " LOL@Snowbama. Hadn't heard that one yet."

As ever, stole it from somebody in the Horde.

Posted by: Twin Cities Daydrunk, getcher DQ cones free next week! at March 19, 2017 11:36 PM (1aMQH)

302 Worked a long ass day, today. Gun thread, you say?

So, who came out on top, 9mm or .45 ACP?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 19, 2017 11:37 PM (v5iqM)

303 Just got out of Clapton show, short but very sweet
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:36 PM (xLbie)

---
so, he didn't play "Dark Star"?


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 19, 2017 11:37 PM (OOIol)

304 138 I almost feel sorry for that murderer who went in the pokey in 1899 and was released in '63. He came out into an entirely different universe than the one that existed in the 19th century. Imagine learning to cope with all this new-fangled stuff that you're being exposed to for the first time when you are old.

It's possible he was a complete rat bastard, so my sympathy is limited. But murdering a school friend, although terrible - well, there were people who have done much much worse and didn't serve a fraction of the time that guy did.
Posted by: Donna tan faded but with &&&&&&& to burn and so there at March 19, 2017 10:26 PM (P8951)


My great grandmother was born in 1877 and died in 1976. When we would go to see her on Sundays, my 10 year old self didn't know what she had gone through in her life. Now that I'm in my 50's, it blows my mind.

Born before automobiles
Married to a Civil War vet
3 Presidents assassinated
no electricity
no telephones
Spanish American War
World War I
World War II
Korea
Viet Nam
First flight
First jet
Man into space
Man on the Moon
Numerous recessions and depressions
End of slavery
Civil rights
Women getting the right to vote
US going from 38 to 50 states
Television
Radio
American League baseball
NFL
NBA
NHL
NCAA

Just all of that, and much more in one lifetime.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 19, 2017 11:37 PM (1JnAL)

305 they were yammering on about SiGs and such weird shit...

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 19, 2017 11:38 PM (OOIol)

306 Reading material is not allowed in the courtroom. It most likely is allowed in the main jury room until you are called for voir dare

Posted by: Chuck C at March 19, 2017 11:38 PM (h99GH)

307 No Chuck Berry either

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:39 PM (xLbie)

308 290 All I've read so far is electronics. Guess I should look again.

Posted by: Country Boy

Yeah, I read the list of no nos before I went, and frankly I was pissed off. They treat jurors worse than the criminals. Who the fuck are they to declare you can't bring a fucking book? Defendants and lawyers got to bring cell phones, but jurors be damned. And so on.

I'm supposed to be there performing my civic duty, and was treated like shit. Bite me, assholes.

/rant mode off

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:39 PM (xpfRn)

309 Rich and succulent ONT, as per usual MisHum.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 19, 2017 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

310 2 songs inspired by Patti Boyd, right

Posted by: Ignoramus at March 19, 2017 11:40 PM (bQxkN)

311 Did my taxes tonight and getting a small refund. Do I want to trust the Treasury Dept with info for direct deposit? Is it a mute point if I have done the direct deposit in the past?

Posted by: PaleRider at March 19, 2017 11:40 PM (Jen0I)

312 Reading material is not allowed in the courtroom. It most likely is allowed in the main jury room until you are called for voir dare
----

When I went to jury duty, everyone got a number and was taken into a room. They called numbers; if your number wasn't called, you sat in the room. All day. One tv. You needed reading material.

Posted by: shibumi at March 19, 2017 11:41 PM (FkAXz)

313 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 19, 2017 11:39 PM (TdMsT)

Thank you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:41 PM (voOPb)

314 161 Me thinks the "longest prison sentence served" list is BS..

Look at California. 34 years. Crazy racist murderer Charles Manson has been locked up since 1971. 1971-2016 is about 45 years isn't it?

Or it just might be California is Californicated?
Posted by: rd at March 19, 2017 10:37 PM (iT57s)


It's from 1994.

Back in the 70's there was a big movement to get prisoners that had served long sentences paroled because it was inhumane to imprison multiple offense murderers to long prison sentences.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 19, 2017 11:41 PM (1JnAL)

315 Layla and WT were both played

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:42 PM (Itid8)

316 I'll just add that it is a hell of an introduction to doing your civic duty. Yeah, assholes, now I really love helping out the system, after being exposed to it *once*. Fucking three year olds are treated with more respect than a juror.

/rant mode off again; hopefully this time it will stick

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:42 PM (xpfRn)

317 I had 4 days of jury duty, called and dismissed twice, sent back to the main waiting hall. You can read anything you want there. I found my future kitty reading the local paper.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 19, 2017 11:43 PM (tHwdc)

318
Yahoo News was whining that the Duke-USC game in Greeneville, SC was "practically a home game for the Gamecocks because of the NC bathroom law boycott.

I suppose it would have been just peachy and not at all an advantage for Duke had it been held in Greeneville, NC. Duke ass kissers make me puke.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 11:43 PM (v1g1+)

319 My great grandmother was born in 1877 and died in 1976.

My grandmother 1911 to 2012. She- like anyone born back then- knew people who knew people who were in the Revolutionary War.

Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:43 PM (HwVbl)

320
Star Trek Voyager is terrible and I figured out why. Janeway and her whisper-talk.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 19, 2017 11:44 PM (wkP6G)

321 Donna, thanks and goodnight!

Also thanks to anyone else wishing me well for Arkansas. Going in June, most likely.

I also hope to be going with family to Laughlin for Easter.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:44 PM (u8kLQ)

322 yeah, when i was on jury duty, most of the time was spent sitting in a big boring room. They did let you read while you waited, or else they'd have had a room full of drooling lunatics. I read a shitty Stephen King knockoff.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 19, 2017 11:45 PM (6FqZa)

323 It's still possible, I suppose, there are near-100-year-olds still around today, who had parents who were born during, or just before, the Civil War.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:45 PM (u8kLQ)

324
Kudos to the morons who stood on the railway platform too close to the snow-covered tracks as the Joey Choo-Choo Limited came into the station.

Hadn't any of those asshats ever witnessed a snow plow in action? What did they think was going to happen to all that snow?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 11:46 PM (v1g1+)

325 yeah, when i was on jury duty, most of the time was spent sitting in a big boring room. They did let you read while you waited, or else they'd have had a room full of drooling lunatics. I read a shitty Stephen King knockoff.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo


But enough about '50 Shades Of Grey'... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:46 PM (u8kLQ)

326 319 My great grandmother was born in 1877 and died in 1976.

My grandmother 1911 to 2012. She- like anyone born back then- knew people who knew people who were in the Revolutionary War.
Posted by: t-bird at March 19, 2017 11:43 PM (HwVbl)


Paternal granddad born in 1900 died 1995
Maternal granddad born in 1890 died 1971

Both told me of their amazement of what had transpired in their lifetimes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:47 PM (voOPb)

327 Sigh. So much for the diet tonight. I made some Milky Way hot chocolate.

OMG, it really does come out well if you're just patient and keep nuking it for 40 secs, stirring, nuking for 40 secs, stirring, nuking for 40 secs, stirring...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:47 PM (u8kLQ)

328 Wish NW went further, JLD in the stands is good for America.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:48 PM (Itid8)

329 317 I had 4 days of jury duty, called and dismissed
twice, sent back to the main waiting hall. You can read anything you
want there. I found my future kitty reading the local paper.


Posted by: Miley


I was referring specifically to federal jury service. That's why I suggested he reread the rules if it is for a state/county court.

They are probably not as dickish as the feds.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:49 PM (xpfRn)

330 Star Trek Voyager is terrible and I figured out why. Janeway and her whisper-talk.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 19, 2017 11:44 PM (wkP6G)

Kirk saved his whisper-talk for indigenous females on the planet below and yeomans who didn't file sexual harassment reports to Starfleet

Posted by: kbdabear at March 19, 2017 11:49 PM (AOrEZ)

331 Well, folks, it's been all too brief, but I'm all too tired, too.

I'll look at the gun thread, tomorrow. Likely won't be able to comment there though, what with the auto-bannination on ye olde threades.


Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 19, 2017 11:49 PM (v5iqM)

332 night all. with love.

Posted by: booknlass at March 19, 2017 11:51 PM (8mO0Q)

333 Is or was Kate Mulgrew a big-time smoker? Because man, she sure had what I would call 'cigarette voice.'

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:51 PM (u8kLQ)

334 200 Roundabouts aren't just in one state. It's a national phenomenon, and it's not like the states to all go apeshit nuts at once without Federal "guidelines." Somebody somewhere got told they wouldn't get their gas tax back if they didn't do this. Perhaps some bold investigative reporter could find the actual verbiage, hidden in some policy statement or executive order? It's crazy.

If you're building one out in the sticks on land already owned by The King, hey, go nuts. But even in a suburb, you're taking out acres and acres of real estate to change over. If you're lucky, that's just somebody's lawn (that made up 35% of their house purchase value and 90% of its curb appeal). In a dense suburb or a city, people lose their houses.

Some people enjoy hell out of losing their houses. And then once in a while somebody from the state eminent domaining agency gets garrotted.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 19, 2017 10:50 PM (H5rtT)


Some people in my neighborhood wanted make an intersection a 4 way stop. The city wouldn't do it because they go by "Federal guidelines" to make these decisions. I'm guessing the Feds want to stop putting up stoplights every where and decided that roundabouts are the best way to deal with intersections.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 19, 2017 11:51 PM (1JnAL)

335 Never been called for jury duty

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:52 PM (Itid8)

336 So a pilot is actually supposed to steer a plane in a circle coming in/going out at 100+ mph?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles
****
So we need a pilot that is a former NASCAR driver...

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 19, 2017 11:52 PM (hVdx9)

337 Oh wow, according to Wikipedia, Kate Mulgrew is a member of Feminists For Life. So that makes her compadres, I guess, with Patricia Heaton.

Guess I need to reconsider what I think of her.

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 19, 2017 11:53 PM (u8kLQ)

338 Jim, in my experience, auto-banning only happens on threads that no longer appear on the main page. Comment all you want until (at least) they mov e to page 2...

Posted by: Tequila Mockingbird at March 19, 2017 11:56 PM (e5sX6)

339 Moar federal jury service rules:

No food, drink, gum, candy, snacks (except for medical reasons, after approval)

Okay mommy. Grrrrrrrrrr...

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 19, 2017 11:57 PM (xpfRn)

340 I was picked for jury duty

18 year old girl got kidnapped by a drug dealer. After he drugged, raped, and beat her some, he called over 5 of his clients to have fun with her.
A good Samaritan rescued her from the house where all this was going on and took her to a hospital. The people at the hospital thought she was DOA when they first saw her.
All the other idiots involved cut deals. The scumbag in this case gambled and lost. He got 60+ years. The drug dealer got that much time too.

Posted by: Tilikum Killer Assault Whale at March 19, 2017 11:58 PM (hVdx9)

341 Meh. They were more like guidelines.

Posted by: Bernoulli at March 20, 2017 12:00 AM (JZdsf)

342 Anybody remember Kweisi Mfume? An Identity politics hack back before identity politics was a thing.

Posted by: cm9000 at March 20, 2017 12:00 AM (C06tc)

343 Read that Chuck Berry almost never had a touring band, shrewd mf

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 20, 2017 12:00 AM (Itid8)

344 18 year old girl got kidnapped by a drug dealer. After he drugged,
raped, and beat her some, he called over 5 of his clients to have fun
with her.


Was that the girl that they kept in a dog crate?

Posted by: Blanco Basura at March 20, 2017 12:00 AM (IcT7t)

345 Did my taxes tonight and getting a small refund. Do
I want to trust the Treasury Dept with info for direct deposit? Is it a
mute point if I have done the direct deposit in the past?
Posted by: PaleRider at March 19, 2017 11:40 PM (Jen0I)


Of course if you ever move and forget to tell them, and they decide you owe them money and the letters never get to you, that is the account they will garnish first.
But of course, the second one is the one you have been writing checks to them on for the last 20 years.
The third one is the one you cash that check into if you take a physical check instead.

And if you send them a money order, there is no guarantee that they will apply it correctly, and you won't be able to tell until you start getting letters.

Have I set your mind to ease?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2017 12:01 AM (WQX/u)

346 "Homeland" is having a pretty decent season - deep state run amok, subverting and even kidnapping a president-elect. Someone is thrown under a bus almost every episode. "Sock Puppets" tonight showed the deep state is funding an enormous disinfo campaign of fake facebook, twitter, 4chan, you name it accounts to sway opinion and mislead people. Just fiction, right guys?

Posted by: Nathan R. Jessup at March 20, 2017 12:03 AM (TixTl)

347 I have no idea if I've ever been called for Jury Duty. I refuse to check my mail. If somebody is sending something important then they need to have it sent by Fed Ex, UPS, or by certified mail verifying my signature.

I hate the fucking mail. It is a harassment. I'm thinking about filing the mailbox with cement to send a message.... Although I'm positive my mailman knows how I feel about the mail.

And who gives those assholes permission to litter the end of your driveway with those newspapers that are all coupons. On what planet can you throw trash on every property in the neighborhood without their permission?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at March 20, 2017 12:03 AM (2qHjF)

348 Roundabouts done correctly are great because no one stops. You just merge and keep moving.

HOWEVER

Too many American drivers are either chickenshits who have a massive inflated idea of how much road real estate they're entitled to, or absolute uncooperative assholes who will barge in even if it means getting flattened by a semi.

We should establish a program for sending Americans overseas to drive for a month. France is good for that.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2017 12:04 AM (TppKb)

349 I'm going to be sick. A friend sent me a you tube vid of a Harley mechanic assembling a shovelhead bottom end with absolute junk parts as a favor to a "good" customer, so he can pass it off on the next poor slob who buys it.

The kicker? $60 in parts and 15 minutes of extra work would have made it pretty decent, instead he built a fucking bomb. A $50 Timken bearing and a $10 dollar set of wrist pin bushings would have gave it a decent life. I would have thrown the dude out before doing this crap.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IYN-KuZUQM

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at March 20, 2017 12:05 AM (aMlLZ)

350 On what planet can you throw trash on every property in the neighborhood without their permission?
----

Wait, was that wrong? Should I not have done that?

Gonna have to plead ignorance on this one.

Posted by: The Yellow Pages at March 20, 2017 12:06 AM (OVUYQ)

351 Enjoy rat face losing

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 20, 2017 12:07 AM (Itid8)

352 I'm going to be sick. A friend sent me a you tube vid of a Harley mechanic assembling

Well, the good news is the potential buyer probably watches youtube videos too

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2017 12:08 AM (TppKb)

353 The circular runway won't work. You can't use a generic bank angle for planes that will be going anywhere from 0 to 200 knots. If a multi engine plane loses an engine on takeoff, keeping runway centerline will be impossible. Since the relative wind direction is changing as you go around the circle, the pilot would have to figure worst case crosswind and tailwind for every takeoff/ landing. And the simultaneous takeoff/ landing operations is b.s. It would never be allowed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2017 12:09 AM (dnWSK)

354 And the simultaneous takeoff/ landing operations is b.s. It would never be allowed.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2017 12:09 AM (dnWSK)


What about a giant net. Would that work?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2017 12:10 AM (WQX/u)

355 Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2017 12:04 AM (TppKb)

Visit me and I will show you a waste of millions with round abouts in rural areas of WI

Utter ridiculous bullshit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2017 12:10 AM (voOPb)

356 Never been called for jury duty
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:52 PM

I've been called 3 times. First time was dismissed for planting on the farm. Second time was dismissed.

Now I'm due on 4/3. Should be fun

Posted by: Farmer at March 20, 2017 12:10 AM (o/90i)

357 The circular runway won't work.

It'll work fine for what we want.

Posted by: Dutch euthanasia supporters at March 20, 2017 12:11 AM (IcT7t)

358 Mythbusters tested a roundabout and determined that it had superior throughput.

I would imagine that a roundabout costs more than a traditional with light. So it depends on what's more important to you. Of course to the gubmint the answer is...... graft.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at March 20, 2017 12:11 AM (eGPQr)

359
The absurdity of a circular runway is absurd in so many ways. It's got to be a joke.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 20, 2017 12:11 AM (wkP6G)

360 Paternal granddad born in 1900 died 1995
Maternal granddad born in 1890 died 1971

Both told me of their amazement of what had transpired in their lifetimes
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:47 PM (voOPb)

When I was a kid I asked my grandmother (born 1895) if she had ever imagined men would walk on the moon in her lifetime. No! But I think she was more impressed with antibiotics. As a kid she had a bad cut on the tip of her finger. Her parents and the doctor were very worried about an infection setting in.

Posted by: JuJuBee at March 20, 2017 12:12 AM (dargh)

361
Other than wind direction mentioned above, there's a reason why Traffic Patterns exist.

Plus, it's not a circular runway isn't a runway anymore, it's a RACETRACK.

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 20, 2017 12:14 AM (wkP6G)

362 What about a giant net. Would that work?


No, but a giant, plane-sized parachute would. Cut the engines above the airfield and deploy. Bonus points to the pilot who comes closest to his gate.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2017 12:14 AM (dnWSK)

363 279 I've voir dired a lot of potential jurors.

PRO TIP: understand English but have no opinions on anything.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 19, 2017 11:25 PM (JZdsf)

Years ago I got a couple of jury summons. Jury duty would have made it impossible for me to transport my young children to and from school. When completing the jury form, I wrote on each: "my theory of justice is don't try 'em, fry 'em." Needless to say, I did not serve.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 12:15 AM (TdMsT)

364 Never been called for jury duty
Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 19, 2017 11:52 PM

I've been called 3 times. First time was dismissed for planting on the farm. Second time was dismissed.

-------

What guy doesn't "plant on the farm" every now and then? But it's hardly an excuse for getting out of jury duty.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2017 12:15 AM (JZdsf)

365 Someone should equip a 777 with arrestor gear and try to land it on a Carrier. Loaded with passengers. Preferably.

No need for any circles if it works.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 20, 2017 12:15 AM (d76uN)

366 318
Yahoo News was whining that the Duke-USC game in Greeneville, SC was "practically a home game for the Gamecocks because of the NC bathroom law boycott.

I suppose it would have been just peachy and not at all an advantage for Duke had it been held in Greeneville, NC. Duke ass kissers make me puke.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 19, 2017 11:43 PM (v1g1+)


Every year, and I mean every year, whatever Regional that Duke was put into, the first round was always in Raleigh, always.

I mean, it was on NCSU's homecourt, and Duke did have to make the 30 minute bus ride from campus to the game, but it wasn't on their home court.

I even remember one year the ACC champs got sent out west while Duke was able to stay in Raleigh.

The NCAA tournament loves them some Coach K that's for sure. Fucking cocksucker.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 20, 2017 12:16 AM (1JnAL)

367 365 Someone should equip a 777 with arrestor gear and try to land it on a Carrier. Loaded with passengers. Preferably.

No need for any circles if it works.


Asia Air tried it at SFO a few years ago, used the sea wall as an arrestor cable.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2017 12:17 AM (dnWSK)

368 Been called as a witness couple times, handled it by affidavit

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 20, 2017 12:19 AM (Itid8)

369 Thanks for the spoiler, Nathan.


Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2017 12:20 AM (nlbfN)

370 345 Did my taxes tonight and getting a small refund. Do
I want to trust the Treasury Dept with info for direct deposit? Is it a
mute point if I have done the direct deposit in the past?
Posted by: PaleRider at March 19, 2017 11:40 PM (Jen0I)

Of course if you ever move and forget to tell them, and they decide you owe them money and the letters never get to you, that is the account they will garnish first.
But of course, the second one is the one you have been writing checks to them on for the last 20 years.
The third one is the one you cash that check into if you take a physical check instead.

And if you send them a money order, there is no guarantee that they will apply it correctly, and you won't be able to tell until you start getting letters.

Have I set your mind to ease?
Posted by: Kindltot at March 20, 2017 12:01 AM (WQX/u)


The second you deposit that check at your bank, the bank puts your account number on it, and then the IRS has your bank info.

So, unless you change your accounts every year, the Feds know your banking info.

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 20, 2017 12:21 AM (1JnAL)

371 Someone should equip a 777 with arrestor gear and try to land it on a Carrier. Loaded with passengers. Preferably.

No need for any circles if it works.


Or those rockets they attached to a Hercules for possible use on the Iran rescue mission.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PynuaDOmt9g#t=0m42s

Posted by: your Nomex bodysuit is stowed beneath the seat at March 20, 2017 12:21 AM (wpC7C)

372 Asia Air tried it at SFO a few years ago, used the sea wall as an arrestor cable.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at March 20, 2017 12:17 AM (dnWSK)

I don't think that was intentional.

How about catapults for take offs? Think of the space savings.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 20, 2017 12:21 AM (d76uN)

373 360 Paternal granddad born in 1900 died 1995
Maternal granddad born in 1890 died 1971

Both told me of their amazement of what had transpired in their lifetimes
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 19, 2017 11:47 PM (voOPb)



You must be about my age, MisHum. Maternal granddad born 1899, died 1994. Maternal grandma born 1907, died 1975. My dad was born in 1920 (he was middle aged when his children were born). He is still among the living. His parents were born in the 1870s, I believe. Unreal.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 12:22 AM (TdMsT)

374 Glad Duke lost. Now if UNC will go too, both those stupid coaches will be out. They both whined about that pro child abuse law (the man in a dress whipping his dick out in front of little girls and taking a leak law. A little long but accurate). So the hell with both Duke and UNC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2017 12:23 AM (pY+s4)

375
Thanks for the spoiler, Nathan.




Cuurrrrrrrl is dead?

Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 20, 2017 12:23 AM (wkP6G)

376 And don't tell me: Quinn began banging a fat chick as rehab work too.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2017 12:23 AM (nlbfN)

377 Duke should have been a 1 seed!

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at March 20, 2017 12:23 AM (Itid8)

378 Goodnight, everyone, including Nathan.

Posted by: andycanuck at March 20, 2017 12:25 AM (nlbfN)

379 365 Someone should equip a 777 with arrestor gear and try to land it on a Carrier. Loaded with passengers. Preferably.

No need for any circles if it works.
Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 20, 2017 12:15 AM (d76uN)

C130 landed on a carrier back in the 60's.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-poc38C84

Posted by: Ashley Judd's Puffy Scamper, aka MrCaniac at March 20, 2017 12:25 AM (1JnAL)

380 Someone should equip a 777 with arrestor gear and try to land it on a Carrier. Loaded with passengers. Preferably

And how much of the airframe do you expect to remain on the carrier post-trap?

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2017 12:27 AM (TppKb)

381 359
The absurdity of a circular runway is absurd in so many ways. It's got to be a joke.
Posted by: iSoothsayer iPro iLX at March 20, 2017 12:11 AM (wkP6G)


It's *Green*. That's the only thing that matters.

Also, it redistributes the noise equally to all the people who live near the airport.

Phooey to your white colonialist heteronormative physics.

Posted by: rickl at March 20, 2017 12:30 AM (sdi6R)

382 @304 My great grandmother was born in 1877 and died in 1976.

End of slavery


Your great grandmother was from Brazil?

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 20, 2017 12:30 AM (H5rtT)

383 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 12:22 AM (TdMsT)

Both my parents were born in 1923 both passed in 2004. Both grew up in rural WI during the depression
Learned a lot from them as well

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2017 12:32 AM (voOPb)

384 C130 landed on a carrier back in the 60's.

That was before the Mabus Navy expanded the islands for tranny heads.

Posted by: JEM at March 20, 2017 12:32 AM (TppKb)

385 Not quite a 777, but the Fokker F28 was once considered for carrier COD operations.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mgjgkms

Posted by: RioBravo at March 20, 2017 12:38 AM (OmhcY)

386 "And how much of the airframe do you expect to remain on the carrier post-trap?
"

Hey now. I'm the idea guy. It's up to the engineering types to work out the details.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at March 20, 2017 12:40 AM (d76uN)

387 My great maternal grandfather outlasted both my paternal and maternal grandfathers that were born 1899-1901. Died 1968-1970 great grandfather made it to 1971 at 99 years old. Never really knew any of them since my family wasn't in the same state.

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2017 12:40 AM (W6Ch1)

388 Called to jury duty twice and got preemptively ashcanned by the defense when my NRA membership was made known (best $35 ever spent.) Third time I got empaneled on a he said, she said with no violence or corroborated evidence and three of us hung that empaneled jury. After the judge mistrialed the prosecutor buttonholed us in the waiting room and grilled us about what made us vote not guilty. I said lack of independent, uninvolved third party evidence and they got a confused look.
The scary part was the discussion during deliberations. Several persons fabricated evidence out of thin air (well this must have happened because it is most likely) and when called on it, said they were sure it happened the way they thought it did. It scared the hell out of me and now I think if it happens to me a trial by judge may give me better acquittal odds.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at March 20, 2017 12:40 AM (FtrY1)

389 383 Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 12:22 AM (TdMsT)

Both my parents were born in 1923 both passed in 2004. Both grew up in rural WI during the depression
Learned a lot from them as well
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2017 12:32 AM (voOPb)


Wow. Both were born and died in the same year. 2004 must have been a rough year for you. My condolences. My mom was born in 1931 and died in 2004.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 12:41 AM (TdMsT)

390 I am going to buy a 97 GMC Jimmy, stick transmission.
I can't tell if the noise is from a loose heat shield vibrating to the idling engine or if it is something in the transmission.

How big of a mistake am I about to make at $1200?

Posted by: Kindltot at March 19, 2017 10:19 PM (WQX/u)

If the noise originates in the transmission, and is heard at idle only, and in neutral, it might be the input shaft bearing, or the roller bearings on the countershaft. Also possibly the clutch throwout bearing.

With the engine idling, press your ear against the knob on the shift lever. If the noise originates in the transmission, you should hear it loudly that way. A loose heat shield, more likely to be loudest heard with the engine hood open, or from beneath the vehicle.

Some models of Jimmy required that the engine be removed to work on the clutch or transmission. Look up the "flat-rate time" for clutch replacement for that model. If it shows about 12 hours, assume that engine removal is required.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 12:43 AM (WDdjT)

391 planting on the farm sounds like something that might worry the chicken.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at March 20, 2017 12:45 AM (6FqZa)

392 Just finishing John Wick for the third time this month - I don't think I'll ever get tired of watching this flick.

Posted by: Tequila Mockingbird at March 20, 2017 12:46 AM (e5sX6)

393 Really, no-one here has any recollections about Kweisi Mfume?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 20, 2017 12:46 AM (C06tc)

394 Trains and Boats and Planes http://tinyurl.com/l2mn266


Posted by: Locke Common at March 20, 2017 12:47 AM (mNd+3)

395 Really, no-one here has any recollections about Kweisi Mfume?

Posted by: cm9000 at March 20, 2017 12:46 AM (C06tc)


The Congressman with 10 kids? That guy?

He sort of disappeared pretty abruptly, considering that he was such a darling of the left.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 20, 2017 12:53 AM (zc3Db)

396 Some models of Jimmy required that the engine be removed to work on the clutch or transmission.

F*** you, copper! Y'll never remove me engine, swine!

Posted by: Jimmy Duggan, uncooperative replicant at March 20, 2017 01:02 AM (wpC7C)

397 John Wick is thoroughly satisfying movie.

I do remember Kweisi Mfume. Congresscritter from MD? Something like that. His star sure fell quickly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2017 01:11 AM (pY+s4)

398 393 Really, no-one here has any recollections about Kweisi Mfume?
Posted by: cm9000 at March 20, 2017 12:46 AM (C06tc)


I haven't heard that name in years. What became of him?

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at March 20, 2017 01:12 AM (TdMsT)

399 Europe, known for its "green culture" has forgotten about this place.

----

They also seem to have forgotten about their brilliant scheme of dumping barrels of nuclear waste in the English Channel.

Seems like every day I learn something new about how f-ing stupid Europeans are.

They won't be missed.

Posted by: RKae at March 20, 2017 01:12 AM (4DpAT)

400 Europe, known for its "green culture"

Is Green like Some kind of mold?

Posted by: Willy J. at March 20, 2017 01:16 AM (W6Ch1)

401 Well, I was obliged to rig in the window-shaker air conditioner in my bedroom here at Casa de Peon in AJ. Must have gotten close to 100 today outside. Poor old TR6 was vapor-locking on me, but made it home OK.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:24 AM (WDdjT)

402 Damn! I think I killed the thread.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:27 AM (WDdjT)

403 Some of those shakers are so loud it's hard to write.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:29 AM (zFzxj)

404 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:27 AM (WDdjT)


I don't think so AOP

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at March 20, 2017 01:30 AM (voOPb)

405 I'm very interested in those point of service wall hangers that have the compressor outside just like a full service HVAC.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:30 AM (zFzxj)

406 "C130 landed on a carrier back in the 60's."

What blew my mind was having it take back off again.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2017 01:32 AM (noWW6)

407 Some of those shakers are so loud it's hard to write.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:29 AM (zFzxj)

This one isn't really that bad. Fan whir, with a gurgly rumble undertone, which I think is the refrigerant boiling in the evaporator coils. But not really loud. I can still hear normal traffic in the street outside. And the neighbor kiddo's rooster.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:34 AM (WDdjT)

408 "If the noise originates in the transmission, and is heard at idle only,
and in neutral, it might be the input shaft bearing, or the roller
bearings on the countershaft."

I had the devil of a time tracking down a weird irregularly present manual trans noise once. Should have just checked the fluid level (which I had been assured was correct, but was low). The racket was coming from the input shaft.

Trans lube added back in the proper quantity, noise vanished.

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2017 01:37 AM (noWW6)

409 our house doesn't have HVAC, but if we were to install a window shaker, it would just be a gateway for the local burglars into our one story home.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 20, 2017 01:37 AM (5sxz6)

410 Damn! I think I killed the thread.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:27 AM (WDdjT)

I thought that was my job.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 20, 2017 01:38 AM (tHwdc)

411 I'm very interested in those point of service wall hangers that have the compressor outside just like a full service HVAC.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:30 AM (zFzxj)

I have another window-shaker here, an old Electrohome I brought down from Canada. Probably has the eee-bil R22 in it, but it still blows cold. Probably going to loan it to some friends here (more Canucks) who have no A/C in their otherwise quite nice house about 3 miles from here.

When they are done with it, I will put it in a through-wall mount in my front room here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:38 AM (WDdjT)

412 Wait, vapor lock is a real thing?

I only ever heard of it on that Joe Namath episode of The Simpsons.

Criminally, none of this is mentioned under the wikipedia entry for "vapor lock".

Posted by: who writes this shit anyway? at March 20, 2017 01:41 AM (wpC7C)

413 "Several persons fabricated evidence out of thin air (well this must have
happened because it is most likely) and when called on it, said they
were sure it happened the way they thought it did."

One of the purported "eyewitnesses" to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson turned out upon investigation to have been (provably) a long way away at the time.

When this embarrassing fact was brought up, his story changed to say "Well, that's the way it WOULD have gone down if I'd been there to see it, dog."

Posted by: torquewrench at March 20, 2017 01:41 AM (noWW6)

414 our house doesn't have HVAC, but if we were to install a window shaker, it would just be a gateway for the local burglars into our one story home.

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 20, 2017 01:37 AM (5sxz6)

That's a concern for me as well, here, although AJ police have managed to run a lot of the meth-heads out of town, and crime is down a lot. I figure welded-steel burglar bars, with a "pocket" formed to accept the A/C unit, would work pretty well. For the time being, I remove the A/C, and board up the windows when not in residence.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:42 AM (WDdjT)

415 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 01:42 AM (WDdjT)

If anyone really wants to get in a house there isn't really anything you can do. Going in through windows is about as easy as it comes - boarded up or not. And they can always just make bump keys and walk right through the front door (though many alarm systems make going through windows a better plan).

I don't know how it is up in Canada but the only really effective deterrents are some booby traps ... and that sort of defense of property was made illegal in most US states long, long ago - for what reason I have no idea.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 20, 2017 01:48 AM (zc3Db)

416 Unconfirmed news: A.Weiner is in protective custody and will testify against the Hillabeast and her girlfriend, Anthony's wife.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:50 AM (zFzxj)

417 I figure welded-steel burglar bars, with a "pocket" formed to accept the
A/C unit, would work pretty well. For the time being, I remove the A/C,
and board up the windows when not in residence.---
if i wanted to live in a ghetto, i'd move back to my parent's house.


Posted by: redc1c4 at March 20, 2017 01:52 AM (5sxz6)

418 If anyone really wants to get in a house there isn't really anything you can do. ...
***********

Except it's usually hit and run artists. If it takes too long, too much effort or makes noise they will move on to the next house.

I have lights at 3 corners and also motion lights.
My neighborhood is so lit up at night it looks like a movie set.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:55 AM (zFzxj)

419 Unconfirmed news: A.Weiner is in protective custody and will testify against the Hillabeast and her girlfriend, Anthony's wife.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:50 AM (zFzxj)

Say what?!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at March 20, 2017 01:56 AM (tHwdc)

420 Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 01:55 AM (zFzxj)

True.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 20, 2017 01:57 AM (zc3Db)

421 readconservatives dot news _ I'm not familiar with this source - it's a freeper link.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/mrn42o9

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 02:05 AM (zFzxj)

422 Wait, vapor lock is a real thing?

I only ever heard of it on that Joe Namath episode of The Simpsons.

Criminally, none of this is mentioned under the wikipedia entry for "vapor lock".

Posted by: who writes this shit anyway? at March 20, 2017 01:41 AM (wpC7C)

Heh. It really is a thing, and older cars, with carburetors, and mechanical fuel pumps on the engine block, are particularly susceptible when obliged to run on modern "fuel".

Modern fuel, especially that enhanced polluted with alcohol, has a higher vapor pressure than good old high-octane gas from the '60's. So, at high ambient temperatures, it's a lot closer to its boiling point than old fuel would be under the same conditions. Now that mechanical fuel pump is made of metal, and bolted to the metal engine block, with a paper gasket under it. It's going to become nearly as hot as the engine block itself. And it sucks the fuel from the tank at the rear of the car. And when you reduce the pressure on liquid, what happens? You lower its boiling point once more. And, because it's a hot day, the fuel in the tank is getting close to 100F, anyway. So the pump sucks on that line, and instead of the column of fuel moving, a bubble of vapor forms.

Now the fuel pump will still move the vapor, but not efficiently, and the vapor, even recondensed to liquid on the pressure side, doesn't add up to enough volume of liquid fuel to meet the engine's demands. So I was cruising down the 202 freeway at about 65 mph, and the car just slowed down. Press down on the accelerator, and the engine makes that sort of gasping sound that indicates fuel starvation, and it slows down even more abruptly. Let up on the accelerator, and the engine resumes running, but as the vapor lock progresses, it will only sustain running at increasingly slower speeds.

So I bailed off the freeway, and made it back by way of surface streets at about 40 mph. If I had gotten stuck in a traffic jam, the engine probably would have vapor-locked badly enough to quit outright.

The sure cure for this problem is to ditch the mechanical fuel pump, and mount an electrical pump of the proper pressure/volume rating back near the tank. That way, the column of fuel between the tank and the engine is under slight pressure, not suction, and its boiling point is raised, not lowered. All modern cars have high-pressure electrical pumps inside the tank, and are not subject to vapor lock, which means the fuel sellers don't have to worry so much about vapor pressure.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 02:06 AM (WDdjT)

423 Why did Shirley Temple never wear the hijab or the burqa? Vile kufr.

Posted by: Angela Merkel at March 20, 2017 02:06 AM (W8bn5)

424 I don't know how it is up in Canada but the only really effective deterrents are some booby traps ... and that sort of defense of property was made illegal in most US states long, long ago - for what reason I have no idea.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 20, 2017 01:48 AM (zc3Db)

Criminals are lazy bastards. All you have to do is make it marginally harder to break into your house than into the neighboring house, and you are good. Of course, "pro" burglars who are targeting your house because they know or suspect that certain valuables are stored there; that's a different story.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 02:10 AM (WDdjT)

425 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 02:06 AM (WDdjT)

And, according to my mechanic, always keep the tank at least 1/4 full. The fuel cools the pump.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 02:11 AM (zFzxj)

426 BTW, I was watching the NCAA wrestling finals this weekend and saw Rep Jim Jordan's kid (I think the kid took 4th place). I had no idea that Jordan had been a 2 time NCAA champ. That's mighty impressive stuff. His kid seems to be a pretty awesome wrestler, too.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 20, 2017 02:13 AM (zc3Db)

427 I've been called 3 times. First time was dismissed for planting on the farm. Second time was dismissed.
-------
What guy doesn't "plant on the farm" every now and then? But it's hardly an excuse for getting out of jury duty.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 20, 2017 12:15

No seriously, it was early 80s. I called in an said /I was farming and it was planting time. They connected me right to the judge and he personally let me off.

Posted by: Farmer at March 20, 2017 02:13 AM (o/90i)

428 I think the weiner scoop is bogus - one of those Soros blognews sites. From inside the article: [the laptop] was found to be in possession of eleventy thousand top-secret emails.

I didn't think freepers would put out junk like that.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 02:16 AM (zFzxj)

429 And, according to my mechanic, always keep the tank at least 1/4 full. The fuel cools the pump.

Posted by: gNewt at March 20, 2017 02:11 AM (zFzxj)

That is absolutely true in the case of an in-tank fuel pump. Now, a few cars with mechanical pumps on the engine, they added a small "Tee" on the outlet line, with a restriction in the one leg that fed a return line to the tank. So there was a constant small circulation of fuel through the pump to cool it, with enough capacity still on tap to meet demands of the engine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 02:16 AM (WDdjT)

430 No seriously, it was early 80s. I called in an said /I was farming and it was planting time. They connected me right to the judge and he personally let me off.

Posted by: Farmer at March 20, 2017 02:13 AM (o/90i)

I believe that is basically enshrined into law, dating back to the time when America was an agrarian country. Everybody simply knew that seeding and harvest had to be done when weather and soil conditions were right, and that Mother Nature brooks no delays. And everybody also knew you had to farm if you wanted to eat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 02:21 AM (WDdjT)

431 You know the actor John Garfield? In one movie he walked up to this train station, the ticket booth, and the guy says, 'Yes, where are you going?' And he says, 'I want a ticket to nowhere.' I thought: that's it. The freedom to do that. I want a ticket to nowhere. Wayne Shorter

I want a ticket to no penis.

Posted by: Lana Wachowski at March 20, 2017 02:22 AM (W8bn5)

432 The ratings challenged CNN is going to continue masturbating over the RUSSKIES OWN TRUMP narrative, aren't they? No wonder they sit below MSNBC and QVC.

Posted by: Puddleglum at March 20, 2017 02:27 AM (pY+s4)

433 "Pardon me, boy, is that the Lopyerdickoff choo-choo?"

"Track 29! Boy, you can give me a shine"

Posted by: totally not Tex Beneke at March 20, 2017 02:31 AM (WDdjT)

434 re: Jury Duty

I've served on juries twice, once a criminal trial through to conviction and one a 'special' grand jury which met Tuesdays and Thursdays for 6 months; regular grand jury duty is daily for one month. The special grand jury was for conspiracy cases and the like, not regular street crime. One case, after indictment, made the papers, a car theft ring. We only no-billed one case, so that whole 'the grand jury is the last barrier to judicial overreach' is just so much hogwash.

My takeaway from serving on that criminal trial is if one is ever in court on trial, do not go with a jury of one's peers; take a bench trial. That criminal jury I was on had an honest-to-goodness mentally deficient person seated, as the pool was so thinned by the time of the last voir dire batch that both attorneys were pretty much stuck. Deliberations were 'interesting'. Thankfully, the guy was convicted on 5 felony counts and probably got 25-to-Life, though I was never made aware of the sentence. But after the trial was over, the judge came to speak with us. It was then we found out the defendant was on parole at the time he shot at two people, hitting one in the arm and the other in the ass (we got to see the pictures; what joy).

Being on jury duty is akin to watching sausage being made: You don't ever want to eat sausage again.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 02:42 AM (L0PQJ)

435 "Sad news. Dwight Clark says he has ALS."

That is terrible. I have been a 49ers fan since before Walsh and Montana (though suspended for a while thanks to Colon, glad he is gone now) so "The Catch" is probably the greatest highlight for me in my life as a sports fan. Prayers for him and his family.

Posted by: FOAF at March 20, 2017 02:54 AM (p0JMG)

436 the AW "story" is BS...

read the details of the text.

it's not even a good troll

Posted by: redc1c4 at March 20, 2017 02:54 AM (5sxz6)

437 I may regret asking this, but what happened to Chi? I admit that I do not faithfully read every ONT, so I may have missed something (a huge understatement). The last I remember is the story of Tucker, the prodigal min-pin. Did Chi walk away or what?

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 03:01 AM (L0PQJ)

438 Evenin Horde of Professionalism......

Mis H demonstrated Awesome once again, Thank You.

The Longest Sentence Served chart needs a Dollar figure for housing /etc....versus the cost of a single round/injection/noose/etc.........
Life in Prison is a CRIME Against Law Abiding Taxpayers. Seriously.

But, when STOCK can be had in "corrections corporations".....For Profit Incarceration is a reality and how fucked up is that?

If there was EVER a system with Inherent Potential For Abuse....

FUBAR.

Apologies y'all, the octane gets me a bit bitter on some subjects.

An yet, the difference we can make is there to see if we'll just look.

A thought costs nothing. Action, can change the World.

All the BEST y'all....till next time.







Posted by: Hillbillyking at March 20, 2017 03:03 AM (elKA0)

439 I may regret asking this, but what happened to Chi? I admit that I do not faithfully read every ONT, so I may have missed something (a huge understatement). The last I remember is the story of Tucker, the prodigal min-pin. Did Chi walk away or what?

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 03:01 AM (L0PQJ)

AFAIK, he has stopped in occasionally.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 03:04 AM (WDdjT)

440 Thanks, AOP. Curiosity killed the cat and all that.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 03:09 AM (L0PQJ)

441 Well, I am done for the evening. The rack beckons. Good night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 20, 2017 03:30 AM (WDdjT)

442 Time for all of you to rack out, daywalker appears.
Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at March 20, 2017 03:43 AM (GPaiX)

443 >>>182 Roger, Control, taxiing to the end of the runway...

Posted by: Capt Joe Biden at March 19, 2017 10:41 PM (eeTCA)

I love this site.
Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at March 19, 2017 10:42 PM (T71PA)

heh

Posted by: m at March 20, 2017 03:50 AM (3jGss)

444
When you think of train songs do you think of Johnny Cash?


Sure. Folsom Prison Blues.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 20, 2017 03:50 AM (v1g1+)

445 Morning darlins

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 20, 2017 03:56 AM (smD62)

446 "city of new orleans" by arlo guthrie.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 04:15 AM (WTSFk)

447 train, train ... take me on out of this town ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 20, 2017 04:31 AM (AoK0a)

448 Chicken train, running all day ...

Of the shuffling madness of the locomotive breath ...

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at March 20, 2017 04:32 AM (AoK0a)

449 I'd been hard on my heart
Searchin' my soul
Tryin' to find a little truth
The things a man needs to know
I didn't find it in a book
Or a faded magazine
I found it in my daddy's old records
Oozing amphetamines

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:32 AM (6CZio)

450 Whiskey Train, Procol Harum

Hellbound Train, Savoy Brown

Catch A Train, Free

Standing At The Station, Ten Year After


There's so many more.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 04:34 AM (L0PQJ)

451 If it doesn't mention pick-up trucks, trains, rain, prison or momma...

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:40 AM (6CZio)

452 Thanks for giving props to Ten Years After, RickZ
One of my all time favorite guitarists

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:42 AM (6CZio)

453 So, I decided to check out those BBW websites, just to see what was out there....

ROFL.

My friends, I've been to the abyss and back.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 20, 2017 04:44 AM (smD62)

454 Ok, since so few are around and reading let's see if you can catch "what he did there" in the second verse


He was dressed in black
Walkin' that line
Tearing through life
On Folsom time
He found his way
One hot night in June
Let by a voice as big as thunder
Slightly out of tune

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:48 AM (6CZio)

455 Dammit
Led by a voice, not let
Sorry Gary

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:50 AM (6CZio)

456 Thanks for giving props to Ten Years After, RickZ
One of my all time favorite guitarists

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 04:42 AM (6CZio)


'Ten Years After Recorded Live', a double album, is one of the best showcases of Alvin Lee. His version of 'Help Me' on that album is simply untouchable.

TYA gets no respect these days. I was surprised to find out their 'I'd Love To Change The World' is no longer played because of the 'Everywhere is freaks and hairies; Dykes and fairies, tell me where is sanity' lyrics. It would be to laugh if it weren't so maddening.

TYA is one of those bands I most regret not ever having seen live.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 04:55 AM (L0PQJ)

457 >>>in June

Intentional? "July" and "August" wouldn't have worked.

Posted by: m at March 20, 2017 05:07 AM (3jGss)

458 I saw TYA once and Alvin doing a trio thing twice.
One of those at the Vogue Theater in Indy.
No one on the dance floor and so I walked up to the stage and stood right in front of Mr Lee, less than ten feet away, for a few songs.
Damn. Just, damn.
Was tough to tear myself away and go back to the table with the first witch and couple of coworkers.

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:09 AM (6CZio)

459 Ya caught it m.
He throws that kind of stuff into a number of songs.

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:11 AM (6CZio)

460 come ride the little train
that is rolling down the tracks
to the junction.

lotsa curves, you bet
even more, when you get
to the junction.
(petticoat junction)

there's a little hotel
called the shady rest
at the junction.

it is run by kate
come and be her guest
at the junction.

and there's uncle joe
he's moving kinda slow
at the junction.
(petticoat junction)

all aboard!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 05:12 AM (WTSFk)

461 And yes, intentional.
June the month?
June Carter Cash?

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:13 AM (6CZio)

462 Johnny and June...

swoon. Just the best.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at March 20, 2017 05:14 AM (smD62)

463 Oh I see it coming already.

Billie Jo, Bobby Jo or Betty Jo?

Once again, the answer is yes.
Only one? Meanie.

Bobby Jo

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:16 AM (6CZio)

464 teej, I bought an Alvin Lee double live album decades ago called 'In Flight'. Hard as hell to find anymore. I especially enjoy his 'You Need Love Love Love' from that album. Lots of sax in that one. There's even his version of 'Mystery Train' on it, to keep the theme going.

The other band I most regret never having seen live is Humble Pie. I've seen a ton of others, some twice (CSN&Y and Stephen Stills solo, e.g.). I saw Foghat before they hit it big with 'Slow Ride', a song I absolutely detest; they opened for Mountain with Leslie West and Felix Pappalardi. One band I am most grateful to have seen live is Little Feet with Lowell George on their 'Time Loves A Hero' tour, but they played a lot from 'The Last Record Album', another favorite album of mine. What a great show. The audience booed the opener off the stage. The opener was Bonnie Raitt.

Wiki 'In Flight':

http://preview.tinyurl.com/k5f6oy8

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 05:21 AM (L0PQJ)

465 Thanks Rick, like me you've been fortunate to see some great ones and unfortunately, miss some too.
I've never had a time in life where spending much money on albums or even a decent stereo was an option. Don't know the In Flight album.
I blame radio.

And yeah, Humble Pie had a fair to middlin' guitarist as I remember too.

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:33 AM (6CZio)

466 I gotta get. There's a thing in the building where you buy donuts for everyone one day per year and today is my day so gotta leave early.

Have a good one.

Posted by: teej at March 20, 2017 05:43 AM (6CZio)

467 teej, I even liked Humble Pie post Frampton, specifically 'Smokin'', a must-have in any collection. I also think their album cover for 'Thunderbox' is a winner, too. The song 'Thunderbox' is an earlier 'Squeeze Box' by The Who.

Maybe the next ONT can have songs about women's hoohas. I've already started the list with two songs.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 05:43 AM (L0PQJ)

468 Wait, mama had a hoo-hah on her CHEST?

I thought it was about an accordian, not a circus freak.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at March 20, 2017 05:55 AM (ul9CR)

469 WWW, okay, we'll go with women's equipment for playtime.

Posted by: RickZ at March 20, 2017 05:59 AM (L0PQJ)

470 Good morning America. How are you?

Posted by: City of New Orleans at March 20, 2017 06:14 AM (bc2Lc)

471 according to wikipedia, the foiled shots of the "hooterville cannonball" on petticoat junction were shots of a train called :"sierra no. 3", which has been in more movies than any other locomotive.

its first appearance was in "the virginian" with gary cooper (1929) and more recently was the engine in "back to the future III".

it's still operational and can be found at rail town 1897 state park, jamestown, cal.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 06:18 AM (WTSFk)

472 not "foiled shots" but filmed shots, damn splchk. again.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 06:19 AM (WTSFk)

473 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at March 20, 2017 06:22 AM (J+eG2)

474 412 Wait, vapor lock is a real thing?



Wifey gets 'the vapors' every 28 days. Trust me, it's locked.

Posted by: cicero Kaboom! kid at March 20, 2017 06:26 AM (UYMK1)

475 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at March 20, 2017 06:31 AM (Uohrc)

476 ... for the sake of accuracy, sierra no. 3 first appeared in the tom mix western "the terror" of 1920.

it was also in a couple of eastwood flicks, "pale rider" and "unforgiven".

it had an appearance in "high noon".

dozens of movies and tv shows.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 06:31 AM (WTSFk)

477 ... the archetypal steam engine. sierra no. 3.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 20, 2017 06:32 AM (WTSFk)

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