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Male Lokoti Werewolf Spirit
[I have absolutely no idea what the hell that is]

Hey! I could have gone in another direction....

Check below the fold for a musical interlude and that other direction...


******

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Sketch for Cartouche over Ganymede
John Singer Sargent
******

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In The Garden
DeWitt Hardy

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Finally, some real art!

Posted by: Oedipus at June 16, 2017 09:21 AM (CXLVd)

2 Firstish?

Posted by: Avogadra at June 16, 2017 09:21 AM (X2SYo)

3 Close.

Posted by: Avogadra at June 16, 2017 09:21 AM (X2SYo)

4 There wolf.

Posted by: Eyegore at June 16, 2017 09:22 AM (QQ+il)

5 His hair is perfect.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 09:22 AM (/tuJf)

6 That's no moon.

Posted by: Obi Wan Kenobi at June 16, 2017 09:23 AM (+INtM)

7 Pffft. That's no Three Wolf Moon.

Posted by: Lord Chancellor johnd01, Cheif Covfefe at June 16, 2017 09:23 AM (ukNFU)

8
In the garden, about to be schtupped.

Yeah, I know. I'm bad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (mbhDw)

9 Obi - that's a full moon baby!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (p+4lN)

10 Ganymede was a fag.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (ul9CR)

11

" . . . there's a bathroom on the right . . ."


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (mbhDw)

12 Okay, I want to know who got that picture of me before my morning coffee that was used in the top scene. There's no sense of privacy left in this culture.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (V+03K)

13 Sticking with the theme of "moons" I see...Heh

Posted by: Lizzy at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (NOIQH)

14 pelosi

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (KP5rU)

15 Willowed:

458 "He let Hillary know that the revelations of the dark secrets in her Hidden Nasty Closet are directly tied to Mueller's actions."

Dear Hillary:

I can have you indicted faster than a ham sandwich if you don't tell your pals to cool it. Give Bill and Barack my love.

Yours, Donny Two Scoops

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Beat the Heat with a Frozen Covfefe from the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2017 09:23 AM (hLRSq)

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Beat the Heat with a Frozen Covfefe from the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (hLRSq)

16 In The Garden

DeWitt Hardy


*opens browser tab*

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (oVJmc)

17 I title the top one "The right hunting the left".

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (aMlLZ)

18 3 of these have a rapey vibe.

The other is CCR.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (ul9CR)

19 Bad Dog!

Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (FhXTo)

20 The first painting has a strong resemblance to Tucker Carlson.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:25 AM (PY9jH)

21
Why does Brian want to Kill Meade? Me sad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (mbhDw)

22 Wow. Larry Correia's got a new book coming out? Fash cover!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (mkDpn)

23 There, wolf.

Posted by: Eyegore at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (+GtGJ)

24 Hold on. My level 4 barbarian needs to roll a D20.

Posted by: Kris at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (nwqNw)

25 First picture - Needs two more wolves for a Three Wolf Moon TShirt

Third picture - ...brb




--


There was no second picture.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (C52a9)

26 Is low res porn better than no res porn?

Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (FhXTo)

27 Well, at least it's not Yoko.

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (3C9q2)

28 J. J., you're more a Moron than a New Yorker. {{smooch}} (I was going to post this on the other thread.)

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (PY9jH)

29 I hope Little Red Riding Hood is packing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (oVJmc)

30 What is a Sumo wrestler doing in the garden?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (QQ+il)

31 " . . . there's a bathroom on the right . . ."

His accent was so weird. The bayou by way of the Bay Area.

For years, in "Wrote a Song for Everyone" I thought he was singing "rush on for everyone"


Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (ul9CR)

32 That looks like a .50 cal Assault Sabre. They should be banned.

Posted by: CNN at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (l4aLi)

33 Woman is attempting to crawl out of the sniper's range.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (PY9jH)

34 Kim Kardashian sunning her butt.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (LQLeS)

35 Could have been worse.

Could have been MUCH worse.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (sBOL1)

36 Is low res porn better than no res porn?
Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (FhXTo)



Be grateful. Those poor Romans had to fap to frescos.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:28 AM (+GtGJ)

37 Teh ghey

Posted by: Reverse Polish Notation at June 16, 2017 09:28 AM (QBQkV)

38 Dang. All the obvious good jokes are gone already.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:28 AM (JO9+V)

39 Woman is attempting to crawl out of the sniper's range.
===

I think he may have already shot her... OH!


Nevermind.

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:29 AM (C52a9)

40 Big wheel keep on toinin'
Proud Mary keep on boinin'

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:29 AM (ul9CR)

41 I hope Little Red Riding Hood is packing.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (oVJmc)

She's Thai?

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:30 AM (JO9+V)

42 Aside from the obvious Horde comments about "In the Garden", I really like the botanical parts of the painting. I wonder if it is a bit of a joke that the woman (clearly ready and willing) is less detailed and important than the flowers.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2017 09:30 AM (V+03K)

43
In the garden, about to be schtupped.


I don't know about schtupping, but she's definitely been-

pixilated.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2017 09:30 AM (9q7Dl)

44 His hair....it's perfect!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2017 09:30 AM (p+Wdc)

45 The last one is nice.

Posted by: Lena at June 16, 2017 09:30 AM (bqCFa)

46 "One God, two worlds"-A devotional from the
International;l Fellowship of Christians and Jews:

http://tinyurl.com/ya6vttxm

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (qES5k)

47 Sun yer buns!

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (JO9+V)

48 Nice doggy! Who's a good boy...?

/scratches behind ears

Mornin' Horde. Beginning to wonder if priority one when probate clears is getting my own place or finally arming up...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (AM1GF)

49 RAS 50%!

Tasty way to start the day.

ES&D, lefty.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (lsZMj)

50

I feel dirty...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (qul7b)

51 I'm not 100% sure, but I think I saw that werewolf spirit in my copy of the Dungeons & Dragons Monster Manual.

Dude is harsh. THAC0 is like 3.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (eytER)

52 Alternate title:

"When Gender Transitioning Goes Bad"


Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)

53 Sketch for Cartouche over Ganymede


Shep Smith has that painted on the side of his van.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (+GtGJ)

54 Also, the choice of flowers in that garden was no accident, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 09:32 AM (AM1GF)

55 How do we know that's a woman and not a male warrior.? The hair gives no indication

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 09:32 AM (qES5k)

56 And remember, as to the latter two items:

At least there wasn't an ottoman.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 09:33 AM (AM1GF)

57

"Look at the butt on that..."
"Yeah, he must work out."

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:33 AM (C52a9)

58 36 Is low res porn better than no res porn?
Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (FhXTo)


Be grateful. Those poor Romans had to fap to frescos.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

obviously you never watched scrambled porn back in the day

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 09:33 AM (FZYNt)

59 His accent was so weird. The bayou by way of the Bay Area.



For years, in "Wrote a Song for Everyone" I thought he was singing "rush on for everyone"



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM


Seriously. And the guy always sounds like he's forcing the words out of his chest. Strange.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2017 09:33 AM (p+Wdc)

60 At least there wasn't an ottoman.
Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 09:33 AM (AM1GF)
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Amen, and amen.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (sBOL1)

61 26 Is low res porn better than no res porn?
Posted by: DaveA at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (FhXTo)

Growing up trying to watch scrambled cable, i would have said "yes."

Posted by: josephistan at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (7HtZB)

62 We had joy we had fun
We had streaking in the sun
But the cops had the guns
And they shot us in the buns

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (kTF2Z)

63 How do we know that's a woman and not a male warrior.? The hair gives no indication

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 09:32 AM (qES5k)

good point...could be a sumo wrestler

Posted by: runner - all (chicory) covfe-fed up at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (c6/9Q)

64 Too much gin on your Wheaties this morning, CBD?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (BWL+E)

65 Since PDT's JA is the highest it's been since April, I guess all the swampy DEM bullshit... is just boring & people have just tuned out?

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:35 AM (lsZMj)

66 Regarding Meeka not wishing DJT, there's only so much data that can be stored in her shot glass sized brain and once the knowledge of it being the President's birthday was added, something had to be displaced such as you're supposed to give that person a pleasant greeting.

The Intern Killer's fortunate she didn't forget potty training.

Posted by: Captain Hate at June 16, 2017 09:35 AM (y7DUB)

67 Duke! I've been gone a lot lately. Did that job offer come yet? Give me some good news.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 09:35 AM (sBOL1)

68 63 How do we know that's a woman and not a male warrior.? The hair gives no indication

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 09:32 AM (qES5k)

good point...could be a sumo wrestler
Posted by: runner - all (chicory) covfe-fed up at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (c6/9Q)

No wolf tits, so male.

Posted by: josephistan at June 16, 2017 09:35 AM (7HtZB)

69 Preezy 44 keeps calling me.

Posted by: John Swinger Sargent at June 16, 2017 09:35 AM (bc2Lc)

70 How do we know that's a woman and not a male warrior.? The hair gives no indication

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 09:32 AM (qES5k)

good point...could be a sumo wrestler
Posted by: runner - all (chicory) covfe-fed up at June 16, 2017 09:34 AM (c6/9Q)



Worst. Boobs. Evah.


Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2017 09:36 AM (9q7Dl)

71 Oh well, tried to link --

Pretty pictures and Anna Natrebko singing Dvorak's 'Song To The Moon' from Russalka.

Accessible opera in keeping with the theme this week.

Posted by: mustbequantum at June 16, 2017 09:36 AM (MIKMs)

72 Fenelon, two reasons.

That is a lot a butt* on a male warrior - especially they type that are so tough they can pull of a man-bun

The other is there is NO WAY I just spent a couple of minutes scoping out a guy's butt*. Nope.


(*verbiage changed out of respect of the AM horde)

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:36 AM (mkDpn)

73 Trump naming a special prosecutor for Hillary would be a sweet, sweet circus. And it would live on even if they took Trump out.

And I guarantee it would find more gold than the 'Russia' BS.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 09:36 AM (oVJmc)

74 the first is Wolfgar The Terrible, about to reap much deserved punishment upon the much deserving pederast, lying, lefty, moonbat scumbags.

Posted by: Twisted Bastige at June 16, 2017 09:36 AM (uBQPh)

75 The other is there is NO WAY I just spent a couple of minutes scoping out a guy's butt*. Nope.


EW EW EW EW EW!!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:37 AM (+GtGJ)

76 Mika and MeAgain would be perfect on The View.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:37 AM (PY9jH)

77 My anaconda don't want none
Unless you've got buns, hon

Posted by: DeWitt Hardy at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (oVJmc)

78 Bluebell I have a meeting with the CEO of a local company this morning and I'm expecting to hear from the other company this afternoon. Could have two offers today.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (kTF2Z)

79 CBD, Thanks for staying with the moonlight theme. Also, for the Sargent sketch. I found other of his sketches online which are interesting. I'm so used to seeing his finished paintings, the preliminary phases are especially neat.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (V+03K)

80 One doesn't usually expect that level of fleshy avoirdupois on your typical japanese garden nymph.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (JO9+V)

81 Going with the horticulture theme, I would say she rates a "pear"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (+GtGJ)

82 The AP told me this morning that many people can't afford to take vacations this year.

I guess for the eight years during the Age of Obama, people were vacationing all the time?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (PY9jH)

83 Amazon is buying Whole Foods? I wonder if they be accepting Food Stamps, or maybe offer a special discount to the FSA?

Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (MxEKc)

84 "Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra:

https://youtu.be/5hxibHJOE5E

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (sBOL1)

85 So today's art thread is a nod to the 'ettes I see.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (jxbfJ)

86 The AP told me this morning that many people can't afford to take vacations this year.

All those homeless people living in tents? It's like a vacation all year round!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (+GtGJ)

87 AM Porn! and its NOT CBD mooning us. Wait thats a pencil sketch of CBD?

Starbucks employees harass customer for wearing a Trump shirt.

http://tinyurl.com/yd6cjy2a

These retards need to be fired, but a lame apology instead. You'll take their shit and like it.

Happy Friday all.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (E8apb)

88 65 Since PDT's JA is the highest it's been since April, I guess all the swampy DEM bullshit... is just boring & people have just tuned out?

Pence polls higher.

Posted by: Paul Ryan's Gaping Ass at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (l4aLi)

89
22 Wow. Larry Correia's got a new book coming out? Fash cover!

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (mkDpn)








Already bought and read the eARC. I have no willpower when it comes to the MHI series.

Funny, Correia has consistently made Baen's investment in his author advances profitable just on eARC sales alone.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (XWkhW)

90 Bluebell I have a meeting with the CEO of a local company this morning and I'm expecting to hear from the other company this afternoon. Could have two offers today.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (kTF2Z)
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Oh my goodness! That's wonderful! I've been praying for this. Keep us informed!!

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (sBOL1)

91 71

Netrebko for 10 years or so was the world's best coloratura soprano. Her singing is a little foretaste of heaven.

And because destiny does strange things, in addition to being the best opera soprano in the world... she could easily have been Playmate of the Year, too.

caveat: she's put on weight as she entered her 40's & looks matronly now.

But my God! When she was young..!

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:41 AM (lsZMj)

92 After waiting for #TwoWeeks, the driveway people are finally here. Hoping they don't tear out the driveway and then disappear for another #TwoWeeks.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:41 AM (PY9jH)

93 Is this also a nude gardening thread? Its about time.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:41 AM (E8apb)

94
One doesn't usually expect that level of fleshy avoirdupois on your typical japanese garden nymph.
Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (JO9+V)


I think the term you are looking for is "steatopygia"

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:42 AM (mkDpn)

95 "The AP told me this morning that many people can't afford to take vacations this year.

I guess for the eight years during the Age of Obama, people were vacationing all the time?


Posted by: Jane D'oh

Which is kind of strange as I have started seeing numerous Help Wanted signs. Lots of them. More in the past 6 months than the previous 8 years, and that is no exaggeration.

Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2017 09:42 AM (MxEKc)

96 Back That Thang Up!

Posted by: Juvenile at June 16, 2017 09:42 AM (JO9+V)

97 From the late Lewis Grizzard:

"Don't bend over in the garden Granny, you know them taters got eyes."

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:42 AM (PY9jH)

98 Which is kind of strange as I have started seeing numerous Help Wanted signs. Lots of them.


"Help Wanted"? That implies, *gulp*, work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (+GtGJ)

99 Which is kind of strange as I have started seeing numerous Help Wanted
signs. Lots of them. More in the past 6 months than the previous 8
years, and that is no exaggeration
==

#nottiredofwinning

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (C52a9)

100 DM (UK) is reporting that the cladding crap that was used on that London building that went up like a torch is manufactured by an American company, but that the version of it used on the London building is banned for use in the U.S. on any structure taller than 40 feet, due to its flammability. Yikes.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (nS5LK)

101 Which is kind of strange as I have started seeing
numerous Help Wanted signs. Lots of them. More in the past 6 months than
the previous 8 years, and that is no exaggeration.


Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2017 09:42 AM (MxEKc)


Our son and a student vet buddy are working for my husband's bidness this summer. He's had a time finding people.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:45 AM (PY9jH)

102 I guess for the eight years during the Age of Obama, people were vacationing all the time?


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:39 AM (PY9jH)


Staycations and Funemployment were all the rage during the Age of Obama.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Beat the Heat with a Frozen Covfefe from the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2017 09:45 AM (hLRSq)

103 100
DM (UK) is reporting that the cladding crap that was used on that London
building that went up like a torch is manufactured by an American
company, but that the version of it used on the London building is
banned for use in the U.S. on any structure taller than 40 feet, due to
its flammability. Yikes.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (nS5LK)

In the same (or related) article, it mentioned how that cladding acted like a chimney for the heat and flames.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2017 09:45 AM (jxbfJ)

104 Staycations and Funemployment were all the rage during the Age of Obama.

Posted by: *Mikey NTH
==

And the "Train Your H1b Replacement" Program

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:46 AM (C52a9)

105 DM (UK) is reporting that the cladding crap that was
used on that London building that went up like a torch is manufactured
by an American company, but that the version of it used on the London
building is banned for use in the U.S. on any structure taller than 40
feet, due to its flammability. Yikes.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (nS5LK)


Also, and "most importantly," the building was GREEN and EARF FRIENDLY. Which is more important than human life.




Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:46 AM (PY9jH)

106 In the garden, about to be schtupped.

Yeah, I know. I'm bad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:24 AM (mbhDw)


I was thinking, "girl waiting for tentacles," but that's me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 09:46 AM (X6fMO)

107 Male Lokoti Werewolf Spirit

Yes, yes, but what does xe identify as?

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 09:47 AM (9MlEz)

108 These retards need to be fired, but a lame apology instead. You'll take their shit and like it.



Happy Friday all.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:40 AM (E8apb)


I dunno. If conservatives were lefties, an 8 oz black coffee with 6 sugars spilled on the floor or serving counter costs the franchise more in labor to clean up than the cost of the coffee.

You know, not in revenge, but to give a liberal arts graduate extra mop experience.

I personally never let anyone in a place like that know my politics because I dislike having my food spit in.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (mkDpn)

109 Can we have a wring thread sometime cause' I'm hopelessly in the weeds. Discipline for writing is hard fr me. Well,l putting it all together...ok I have more material than i can use but ...organizing? Not so much. I can create good scenes I belove from real life but then making them into a book? Yeah. No.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (E8apb)

110 78, Duke, Here's hoping for wonderful news later today.

Posted by: JTB at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (V+03K)

111 writing. Ugh. nevermind. lol. Cawfee.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (E8apb)

112 Damn. I was hoping for a wring thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:49 AM (+GtGJ)

113 Bluebell I have a meeting with the CEO of a local company this morning and I'm expecting to hear from the other company this afternoon. Could have two offers today.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2017 09:38 AM (kTF2Z)

First Insomniac, now the Duke. Excellent. A trend change maybe?

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 09:49 AM (Jcg9Q)

114 Duke, very nice, wish you the best of luck.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 09:50 AM (iS1Cb)

115 #winning

Posted by: Mortimer - Finish Her! at June 16, 2017 09:50 AM (C52a9)

116 "Which is kind of strange as I have started seeing numerous Help Wanted signs. Lots of them. More in the past 6 months than the previous 8 years, and that is no exaggeration."

Huge banner in my small town in front of Aldi: $15/ HR, vacation, 401k....

That's not breaking the bank, of course, but don't remember any signs like that during O's reign of terror.

Posted by: Cooldawg at June 16, 2017 09:50 AM (KKeH2)

117 I know this will shock you, but... AP is full of skit!

Polls show voters are more optimistic about the economy (personally, their OWN expectations) than they ever were under Zero's regime.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:51 AM (lsZMj)

118
Staycations and Funemployment were all the rage during the Age of Obama.
Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Beat the Heat with a Frozen Covfefe from the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2017 09:45 AM (hLRSq)

funemployment creates jobs ! (for the right people)

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 09:51 AM (iS1Cb)

119 That's not breaking the bank, of course, but don't remember any signs like that during O's reign of terror.


The signs during the Obama era all said "EBT ACCEPTED HERE"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:51 AM (+GtGJ)

120 Well, the lawn ain't gonna mow itself. Later, dudes and 'ettes.

Posted by: Count de Monet at June 16, 2017 09:52 AM (JO9+V)

121 21
Why does Brian want to Kill Meade? Me sad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (mbhDw)



I can't stand him. Always sounds so phony.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 09:52 AM (cAnNx)

122 Thanks, all! It's been a long and frustrating 18 months.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (kTF2Z)

123 I see less FOR LEASE signs in strip malls and other commercial buildings since Trump.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (l4aLi)

124 In the same (or related) article, it mentioned how that cladding acted like a chimney for the heat and flames.
___________________

Yep, apparently it creates a wind tunnel that feeds the fire, as it's burning up the flammable plastic.

I'm no fire expert, but from the photos of the fire, it sure looked (to this amateur) like that was helping the fire move upward so quickly.

Sad.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (nS5LK)

125 this might sound funky and hyper religiousy of me, but I wish our religious leaders would have a super national prayer day for the health of the country.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (iS1Cb)

126 Superb art.

I don't understand the title on the top one. Spruce trees are known for their pacifistic tendencies, forming highly communal societies. They don't really have warriors, and anyway are monecious. Here you can see them communicating, almost conspiratorially, planning to populate the clearing in the foreground.

The bottom one is nice though. The rosy tones of the ? rock in the middle highlight the iris. Could use a cabin, though. Cabins are always nice.

Not sure what that third drawing is. An incomplete drawing of an ash? Difficult to be sure. Anyway. Thanks for the art!

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (CPk08)

127 52 Alternate title:

"When Gender Transitioning Goes Bad"




Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2017 09:31 AM (9q7Dl)


...This is WAY more accurate than you think it is...

Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 09:54 AM (WDCYi)

128 First Insomniac, now the Duke. Excellent. A trend change maybe?

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 09:49 AM (Jcg9Q)


yeah, Obama gone, Trump in.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at June 16, 2017 09:54 AM (aMlLZ)

129 Good luck, Duke! The Age of Obama is past. Hopefully, PDT will bring us all more #Winning!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:54 AM (PY9jH)

130 Friday Freebie! SF space thingy book free - twist is that the setting is a future where the entire Earth is under sharia

link in nic

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 16, 2017 09:54 AM (hMwEB)

131 I personally never let anyone in a place like that know my politics because I dislike having my food spit in.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (mkDpn)


I hear you. After car keyings, and the other bullshit. have we already been intimidate into hiding? I have NRA stickers on everything' Laptops, bags, car. But a Trump hat? You know you're into some shit then. I'm about to order one though and accept the consequences and give it back if it happens.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:54 AM (E8apb)

132 J. J., you're more a Moron than a New Yorker. {{smooch}} (I was going to post this on the other thread.)


Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (PY9jH)


Someday, when I have the cash to spare, I'm going to go to NYC for drinks at McSorley's, dinner at Peter Luger's and cocktails with J.J. at the White Horse.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 09:55 AM (X6fMO)

133 Evergreen 'College' shut down again. "Threats of violence" and actual learning.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 09:55 AM (l4aLi)

134 Male Lokoti Werewolf Spirit




aka Larry Talbot as Conan the Wolfbarian

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 09:55 AM (493sH)

135 I've noticed more Help Wanted signs here in southern Illinois too.

A man who owns a local landscaping company told me he has been having great difficulty finding people who want to work for his company...and no, he doesn't hire illegals.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:55 AM (lsZMj)

136 I spent a little time last year in NE Indiana, Amish'n'evangelical country, just as the campaign was a-heatin' up. I only saw two kinds of sign over there.

"Trump" and "Now Hiring."

They go together like a horse and carriage.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 09:56 AM (H5rtT)

137 112 Damn. I was hoping for a wring thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:49 AM (+GtGJ)

LOL. Ok Cicero...shut up. lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:56 AM (E8apb)

138
"He'll rip your lungs out, Jim"

Posted by: Zombie Warren at June 16, 2017 09:56 AM (m7LQK)

139 funemployment creates jobs ! (for the right people)

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 09:51 AM (iS1Cb)


You can become artists! - Nancy "Bats in the Belfrey" Pelosi

Posted by: *Mikey NTH - Beat the Heat with a Frozen Covfefe from the Outrage Outlet! at June 16, 2017 09:56 AM (hLRSq)

140
Yuge business news - Bezos empire continues to expand Amazon is buying Whole Foods.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 09:57 AM (493sH)

141 Also, and "most importantly," the building was GREEN and EARF FRIENDLY. Which is more important than human life.


But to me non-working sprinklers aren't the best solution for water conservation. Just MHO..

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 09:57 AM (UmSfZ)

142 Paul Ryan sitting next to Pelotski after the softball game talking coming together. Brings back memories of her and Newt sitting on the couch. I hate these people.

Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 09:58 AM (l4aLi)

143 still can't believe Nancy has a job.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 09:58 AM (iS1Cb)

144 Sometimes I think there will soon be only 3 companies in the world: Amazon; Google; & Apple.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:59 AM (lsZMj)

145 I see less FOR LEASE signs in strip malls and other commercial buildings since Trump.


Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 09:53 AM (l4aLi)


yeah I noticed that too. There was a building with a pizza place and a deli on a large lot by me, and they basically added to it and turned it into a strip mall. Really nice too, but that was 2 years ago, and other than the original 2 businesses it stayed empty this whole time. Now it almost full, I think maybe one space left. All in a few months.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at June 16, 2017 09:59 AM (aMlLZ)

146 142 Paul Ryan sitting next to Pelotski after the softball game talking coming together. Brings back memories of her and Newt sitting on the couch. I hate these people.


Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 09:58 AM (l4aLi)

They're in it for the money. They'll say whatever keeps the cash rolling in. Their families should be audited for payoffs

Posted by: CN at June 16, 2017 09:59 AM (2+tI4)

147 144 Sometimes I think there will soon be only 3 companies in the world: Amazon; Google; & Apple.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:59 AM (lsZMj)



And Taco Bell.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (cAnNx)

148 144 Sometimes I think there will soon be only 3 companies in the world: Amazon; Google; & Apple.
Posted by: mnw

and Taco Bell

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

149 Did Insomniac land a job too? That's wonderful news if true.

And best of luck to you, Duke.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (HiDrR)

150
The signs during the Obama era all said "EBT ACCEPTED HERE"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:51 AM (+GtGJ)

I had broken my leg and for shits and goggles dragged my wife into a medical marijuana clinic here in AZ to see of I could get a script. (i don't smoke)...

No lie the billboard of prices gave a discount for using EBT cards. wtf?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (E8apb)

151 Brian Kilmeade. When that NFL player knocked his girlfriend out on the elevator and it was caught on the elevator's security cam, Kilmeade advised: "next time, take the stairs."

For the life of me I can't figure out how he still has his job. Others have lost theirs for less.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (ul9CR)

152 Posted by: buzzion

missed it by that much!

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

153 Might I suggest David Uhl art work?

Posted by: Paladin at June 16, 2017 10:01 AM (WujO7)

154 Why does Brian want to Kill Meade? Me sad.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at June 16, 2017 09:26 AM (mbhDw)


I can't stand him. Always sounds so phony.

Posted by: buzzion


I always called Fox & Friends "A Blonde With Two Boobs" for a reason.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 10:01 AM (AM1GF)

155 Well, it's no Frazetta.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 16, 2017 10:01 AM (CoI9f)

156 It occurs to me that perhaps the spruce trees are aggregating to try and stabilise the soil they are on: the tidal forces on the earth must be enormous when the moon gets that close: Earthquakes and all that.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 16, 2017 10:02 AM (CPk08)

157 I learned to armor up after I fought that Frankenstein monster.

Posted by: Larry Talbot at June 16, 2017 10:02 AM (LeI1X)

158 Any strip mall over 2/3 occupied is missing out on its tax write-off.
Swear to god, you can build a business strip and never rent out a unit, and still break even, if you have other incomes to offset. Very odd system we have.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:02 AM (H5rtT)

159 It's asses all the way down.

Posted by: Monkfish at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (7ciu+)

160 We've been trying to find a college student to handle weekends for the summer. It's work from home, 20 bucks an hour and hardly any actual work. Mostly taking a phone call now and then. They can just study for most of the shift.

In past years we've always been able to get a student for the summer but not this year.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ul9CR)

161 Had dinner with a conservative friend of mine who has a small business. I pointed out that what is called a "Liberal" today is what we called a Communist back in the 1950s and 1960s. Of course in the 50s and 60s we actually shot at Communists who were shooting at us.

Start shooting too late and you are in the camps and they're turning on the gas.
Start shooting too soon and you're a deranged lunatic with a gun.
Some point in that span is the proper timing - the question is exactly when that is. There is no question in my mind that the assassination of the President would be a red line event.

Was the ball park shooting the first mass assassination attempt in US history? I seem to remember a gunman at the Capital story though...

Seen on twitter:

Trying to use the ball park shooting as a gun control event. Hell no - you don't get to shoot at us and use that as an excuse to disarm us.

Posted by: An Observation at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ypK1z)

162 Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 09:57 AM (493sH)

Oh, great! I think 10 hour works days with people being forced to Get out the merchandise now!!" will do wonders with food.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (qES5k)

163 @155 Thread Winner.
Death Dealer.
Frazetta FTW.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (H5rtT)

164 I like them but a coupla cans of red splashed across them...well thats art.

Posted by: Jackson Pollock at June 16, 2017 10:04 AM (E8apb)

165 Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?

- Donald J. Trump

Posted by: Under Fire at June 16, 2017 10:04 AM (l4aLi)

166 True story: I posed for Sargent when he drew “Cartouche over Ganymede.”

You’re welcome, ‘ettes.

Posted by: Michael the Texan (formerly TEXIT) at June 16, 2017 10:04 AM (nvMvs)

167 In the same (or related) article, it mentioned how that cladding acted like a chimney for the heat and flames.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


Inadequately funded agencies starved of needed tax subsidies by greedy teabaggers!!1!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 10:05 AM (BWL+E)

168 Nice but it's no Dave Mann.

https://goo.gl/images/zbGJyZ

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 10:05 AM (UmSfZ)

169 Did Insomniac land a job too? That's wonderful news if true.

He has a part time contract gig so prayers are still needed that something permanent opens up from it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 10:05 AM (qES5k)

170 And Taco Bell.

And personal injury law firms (myth #1: you have to be injured to win a big settlement! Not true! Call us!)

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 10:06 AM (lsZMj)

171 165 Because Fuck you!That's why.
The Establishment

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 10:06 AM (rmVvL)

172 Brian Kilmeade. When that NFL player knocked his girlfriend out on the elevator and it was caught on the elevator's security cam, Kilmeade advised: "next time, take the stairs."

For the life of me I can't figure out how he still has his job. Others have lost theirs for less.



He's supplying the little boys??

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:06 AM (E9ede)

173 I happen to love Frank Frazetta's work. He was one of the most consistently good commercial artists working that medium and deserves all of the critical attention his work has received. I like Rich Corben too, who was a genuine innovator and a bona fide technical genius when it came to color transfer in printing and publication. There are others, too numerous to mention here, but you would know them if you saw them.

That said, I hate their imitators, who only seem to know how to render cheesy crap.

Posted by: troyriser at June 16, 2017 10:06 AM (Fw5cQ)

174 Was the ball park shooting the first mass assassination attempt in US history?

No. Puerto Ricans in Capitol, also Blair House when Truman lived there.
Yay PR.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:07 AM (H5rtT)

175 Can we have a wring thread sometime cause' I'm hopelessly in the weeds. Discipline for writing is hard fr me. Well,l putting it all together...ok I have more material than i can use but ...organizing? Not so much. I can create good scenes I belove from real life but then making them into a book? Yeah. No.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (E8apb)


Same problem here. I'm "seeing" the scenes in my head, like a movie, but sitting myself down to write and not slack off is killing me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 10:07 AM (X6fMO)

176 And Taco Bell.
Posted by: buzzion "

And whoever sells the three seashells.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 10:08 AM (MINbv)

177 While that chick is In The Garden, d'ye think she could pick up some spring onion for my sammich?

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 10:08 AM (9MlEz)

178 "That's not breaking the bank, of course, but don't remember any signs like that during O's reign of terror.



The signs during the Obama era all said "EBT ACCEPTED HERE"


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)"


Obama era signs EBT Accepted Here

Trump era signs: Help Wanted

Campaign ad that practically writes itself and is even more devastating as anybody with eyes can see it's true.. I'm sure the RNC brain trust is working on this.

Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2017 10:09 AM (MxEKc)

179 What's This Slot For? - a limerick

(Here's a notion your fancy to tickle)
Toward my survivors I shall not be fickle
I'll be buried there
With my ass in the air
So my family can park their bicycles!

Posted by: Muldoon at June 16, 2017 10:09 AM (wPiJc)

180 "Help Wanted"? That implies, *gulp*, work.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 16, 2017 09:43 AM (+GtGJ)


Redneck to Jesus Christ, who is about to cure him: "Don't touch me! I'm on disability!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 10:09 AM (BWL+E)

181 >>And whoever sells the three seashells.

I know where I can get my hands on a shitload of clam shells. Cheap.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 10:09 AM (/tuJf)

182 Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are?

- Donald J. Trump

Do it for Mr Trump
http://tinyurl.com/z88888z

Posted by: AmericanWay at June 16, 2017 10:10 AM (cfHE9)

183
Sometimes I think there will soon be only 3 companies in the world: Amazon; Google; & Apple.
Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 09:59 AM


Didn't they used to say that about General Motors and General Electric?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2017 10:11 AM (IqV8l)

184 YAWN!!!!!!
Morning all.
I see this is Moon Friday eh?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 10:11 AM (0tfLf)

185 176 And Taco Bell.
Posted by: buzzion "

And whoever sells the three seashells.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 10:08 AM (MINbv)



That will be Apple. "Its so simple!" and no alternative to do things a different way.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:11 AM (cAnNx)

186 He has a part time contract gig so prayers are still needed that something permanent opens up from it.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 10:05 AM
~~~~~

Thank you, Fen. That is good news and will continue to pray for our Sleepy Friend and your husband, as well as all the other Morons still searching.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 10:11 AM (HiDrR)

187 Same problem here. I'm "seeing" the scenes in my head, like a movie, but sitting myself down to write and not slack off is killing me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 10:07 AM (X6fMO)

I'm a self taught typist.. so suck. i have used Dragon speech to text to move me along. It has helped but can get bogged down in recognition. Editing, organizing is so frustrating to me that I give up and just search my experiences for more stuff to write as scenes. I really enjoy that but I cant get a book finished.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:12 AM (E8apb)

188 He has done it again, our Muldoon,
Made jolly with verse on the poon
tang (does it scan?)
worse efforts we'll ban,
On that slotty idyll in June!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 10:12 AM (9MlEz)

189 Just read that Amazon is buying Whole Foods so your premonition may be foretelling...

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 10:12 AM (UmSfZ)

190 jane d'oh, if you still like going to beaufort, s.c. it is about to be ruined by big money and gentrification. wife's brothers house just doubled in value. had it for seven years. big money rolling in.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM (KP5rU)

191 Start shooting too late and you are in the camps and they're turning on the gas.
Start shooting too soon and you're a deranged lunatic with a gun.
Some point in that span is the proper timing - the question is exactly when that is. There is no question in my mind that the assassination of the President would be a red line event.

Posted by: An Observation at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ypK1z)



I was just thinking that exact thought while watching trump step out of the helicopter on his way to Miami.

It would seriously start the show.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM (aMlLZ)

192 Just read that Amazon is buying Whole Foods so your premonition may be foretelling...
Posted by: IP


$13 Billion

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM (E9ede)

193 178

"RNC brain trust" is an oxymoron.

Hispano-pandering is all they've ever come up with since the 2000 GE.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM (lsZMj)

194 160.
My college student son would like to talk with you.

Posted by: Martell at June 16, 2017 10:14 AM (nWU6E)

195 DM (UK) is reporting that the cladding crap that was used on that London
building that went up like a torch is manufactured by an American
company, but that the version of it used on the London building is
banned for use in the U.S. on any structure taller than 40 feet, due to
its flammability. Yikes.


Total failure of the regulatory state. Public housing, unmaintained, building codes violated.

And Corbyn uses it to eye private property.

Posted by: DeWitt Hardy at June 16, 2017 10:14 AM (oVJmc)

196 OK I've already heard the sweet-leftist take on "Help Wanted." BIL and SIL say you can't get a contractor for anything now, because all the Mexicans have been scared away by Trumpism.

They're real snobs. Only Mexican they've ever hired is retired from the GM engine plant next town over, and his family's been here longer than theirs.
Also, he's a skilled mason, not a tomato picker.
And yet they paid him to till the garden they told me they weren't putting in this year, while my tiller sat right there in their garage hog-barn.
I said, "It's because I'm part French, isn't it." And they didn't say non.

Racistes.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:15 AM (H5rtT)

197 M-O-O-N that spells art thread.

Posted by: blaster at June 16, 2017 10:15 AM (8k/Um)

198 Total failure of the regulatory state. Public housing, unmaintained, building codes violated.


Solutions: higher taxes, more regulations, Internet monitoring, surveillance cameras.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 10:16 AM (BWL+E)

199 I don't think it was public housing. Was it? I knew a lot of ME immigrants lived there.

Posted by: mnw at June 16, 2017 10:16 AM (lsZMj)

200 Same problem here. I'm "seeing" the scenes in my head, like a movie, but sitting myself down to write and not slack off is killing me.

Read Heinlein's essay on how to be a writer. Remember - he didn't have spelling correction on his typewriter.

Posted by: An Observation at June 16, 2017 10:17 AM (ypK1z)

201 Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 10:11 AM (HiDrR)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 16, 2017 10:17 AM (qES5k)

202 109 Can we have a wring thread sometime cause' I'm hopelessly in the weeds. Discipline for writing is hard fr me. Well,l putting it all together...ok I have more material than i can use but ...organizing? Not so much. I can create good scenes I belove from real life but then making them into a book? Yeah. No.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (E8apb)


I've had issues with writing because I've had it beaten into my head by others that writing "doesn't impress anyone" because it has a lower physical barrier to entry than things like drawing or playing a musical instrument does.

So I have absolutely no confidence that I could create any sort of output that's going to break through the shallowness of the majority of people that I'm acquainted with.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:18 AM (WDCYi)

203 "RNC brain trust" is an oxymoron.



Hispano-pandering is all they've ever come up with since the 2000 GE.


Posted by: mnw"

The Hispano-pandering is working out very well for them as we can see here in GA-6, which is about diversified as any area in the country. They will see the full benefit when in another 4/8 years when the trickle of anchor babies now reaching voting age becomes a tsunami.

Posted by: Ripley at June 16, 2017 10:18 AM (MxEKc)

204 Trump's twitter account has truly changed politics forever. He can speak directly to the people without the MSM filter. His ridiculing of the "special counsel" as a Witch Hunt is making them look like the Keystone Cops. Now he hits 50% in Rasmussen. He is a force of nature. May God protect him.

Posted by: Jmel at June 16, 2017 10:19 AM (3+V5e)

205 @188 Really loud golf-clap. Fine effort. And, the sumbitch scans, too.

@200 Heinlein didn't need SpelChek. He had Ginny.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:19 AM (H5rtT)

206 this might sound funky and hyper religiousy of me, but I wish our
religious leaders would have a super national prayer day for the health
of the country.


A local church had "Pray for our President" on it's sign last week.

I wasn't sure if it was assholish or not.

This is the same Presbyterian church that was teaching people about Hinduism last month.

Posted by: DeWitt Hardy at June 16, 2017 10:19 AM (oVJmc)

207 I think this post is CDB's cry for help.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:20 AM (E8apb)

208 yak. sok off.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 10:20 AM (oVJmc)

209 Also in favor of a writing thread

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at June 16, 2017 10:20 AM (hMwEB)

210 BTW, another Fake News from the NY fishwrapper - the "dreamer" bit turns out to be not quite as advertised. Seems the bit about automatic renewal is gone from the regs, along with the "don't break up families" horsehockey.

Quell Surprise...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 10:20 AM (MINbv)

211 @205 golf-clap

'Tis merely derivative art of the master *sigh*

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 10:20 AM (9MlEz)

212 you might be Pentecostal
but everyone 's got an arsehole

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at June 16, 2017 10:21 AM (M4ai3)

213 Well...this is all very...touching. I'm goin' to get the paper get the paper.

Posted by: Corona at June 16, 2017 10:21 AM (RdEp6)

214 Male Lokoti Werewolf Spirit
[I have absolutely no idea what the hell that is]With trans activism being all the rage, I can't blame you for not knowing what the hell a "male" is.

Posted by: CayleyGraph at June 16, 2017 10:21 AM (s/BxM)

215 Their our too types of writing examples. Good, and bad.
So in a way, every thread here is a writing thread.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:21 AM (H5rtT)

216 ZMan with a good post today

The Exploding Mohamed is looking like a problem for which the Cloud People have no way to ignore, but they are working hard to find a way to turn this problem into a weapon against the Dirt People. ...

The most obvious solution to the exploding and stabbing Mohameds is to stop importing Mohameds. If BMW’s exploded at this rate, Britain would ban the importation of BMW’s and demand the manufacturer recall those in the country. Volkswagen is facing billions in fines for violating trivial emissions regulations. Yet, no one dares say, “there’s a problem with these Mohameds. Let’s put the brakes on importing more of them until will can figure out what’s going on with them.” Nope. It is a mad dash to import more of them.


http://tinyurl.com/nlsc6xo

Posted by: McCool at June 16, 2017 10:22 AM (KvRqW)

217 I don't think it was public housing. Was it? I knew a lot of ME immigrants lived there.

I thought it was 'council housing,' which is public.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 10:22 AM (oVJmc)

218 191 Start shooting too late and you are in the camps and they're turning on the gas.
Start shooting too soon and you're a deranged lunatic with a gun.
Some point in that span is the proper timing - the question is exactly when that is. There is no question in my mind that the assassination of the President would be a red line event.

Posted by: An Observation at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ypK1z)

I was just thinking that exact thought while watching trump step out of the helicopter on his way to Miami.

It would seriously start the show.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM


Was considering the same thing yesterday. I think it could be something less than PDT. Just how much, who knows, but it is worrying.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 10:23 AM (0tfLf)

219 212 you might be Pentecostal
but everyone 's got an arsehole
Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo

Amen

Posted by: Hope Solo at June 16, 2017 10:24 AM (FZYNt)

220 Seen on twitter:

Trying to use the ball park shooting as a gun control event. Hell no - you don't get to shoot at us and use that as an excuse to disarm us.

Posted by: An Observation at June 16, 2017 10:03 AM (ypK1z)

They're just upset that there was return fire...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2017 10:25 AM (AURKQ)

221 Art thread going all Zelda again I see.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2017 10:25 AM (72PAC)

222 Well...this is all very...touching. I'm goin' to get the paper get the paper.


Posted by: Corona at June 16, 2017 10:21 AM (RdEp6)

Number 9....number 9....number 9....

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:25 AM (Jcg9Q)

223
I've had issues with writing because I've had it beaten into my head by others that writing "doesn't impress anyone" because it has a lower physical barrier to entry than things like drawing or playing a musical instrument does.

So I have absolutely no confidence that I could create any sort of output that's going to break through the shallowness of the majority of people that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:18 AM (WDCYi)


This may sound too simplistic but fuck them. Very few people want to see you succeed at anything they cant do. I learned that early on when i enjoyed drawing to the point where it started to interfere drinking with friends. They were not friends it turned out. You can get support here...from these lunatics.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:26 AM (E8apb)

224
jane d'oh, if you still like going to beaufort, s.c. it is about to be
ruined by big money and gentrification. wife's brothers house just
doubled in value. had it for seven years. big money rolling in.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 16, 2017 10:13 AM (KP5rU)


Haven't been over there in a while. Most coastal towns are pretty pricey.

As I said yesterday, our first home in ATL (Brookhaven) has been leveled and a McMansion has gone up. I wanted to cry. Our house was actually very nice, newly remodeled, in a sweet neighborhood. Now it's all yuge homes (complete with Ossoff yard signs). Brookhaven is now the City of Brookhaven. CDC has built a new, large compound nearby.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:26 AM (PY9jH)

225 I think the term you are looking for is "steatopygia"

Posted by: Kindltot


No, that's one of those funny dinosaurs with three horns and two lines of armored plates along their spines.

The word you are looking for is "stegosaurus".

Posted by: Sharkman at June 16, 2017 10:27 AM (CoI9f)

226


I've had issues with writing because I've had it beaten into my head
by others that writing "doesn't impress anyone" because it has a lower
physical barrier to entry than things like drawing or playing a musical
instrument does.


And yet, JK Rowling is richer than she ever deserved.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 10:28 AM (oVJmc)

227 This is *not* art. It is the fetishization of toxic masculinity.

Posted by: Caitlyn Jenner at June 16, 2017 10:28 AM (OyOd2)

228 Great. I'm getting a cough and sore throat. Haven't been sick in ages.

I blame Atlanta.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:28 AM (PY9jH)

229 Thanks for the man muscles CBD. That werewolf painting seems like a cover for a video game. My mental image of a werewolf is a creature with no need for armor.

Posted by: PaleRider at June 16, 2017 10:29 AM (8qFZP)

230 Sunshine
on my backside
makes me happy

Posted by: Zombie John Denver at June 16, 2017 10:29 AM (yL25O)

231 Werewolves, music and ass. What a way to start the day.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:29 AM (0mRoj)

232 Just What Kind of Surgeon Was Muldoon, Again?: a limerick

Some cliches on here are just tossed too free.
It sounds too much like Daily Kos, to me.
'You might be Pentecostal
but everyone's got an arsehole'?
Well, not if you'd had a colostomy.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (H5rtT)

233 228 Great. I'm getting a cough and sore throat. Haven't been sick in ages.

I blame Atlanta.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:28 AM (PY9jH)

Blame Sefton. It's his fault.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)

234 I'm still into it.
I love good Fantasy art.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (xJa6I)

235 So I have absolutely no confidence that I could create any sort of output that's going to break through the shallowness of the majority of people that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:18 AM (WDCYi)

I just don't have the confidence that I have anything to say that anybody wants to hear.

I can hear it already....."mean, hate, racist, meanie meanie meanie, wacko, blah blah blah" from everywhere.

It's hard sometimes to put "fuck all you Prog/RINO/NeverTrump/babykiller scum" into 500 or 1,000 words, but I should probably do it anyways.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (Jcg9Q)

236 The word you are looking for is "stegosaurus".
Posted by: Sharkman at June 16, 2017 10:27 AM (CoI9f)


Maybe "steganographia" as it looks like she might be concealing a little something.

Posted by: Kindltot at June 16, 2017 10:31 AM (mkDpn)

237 234 I'm still into it.
I love good Fantasy art.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (xJa6I)

It's not good fantasy art unless there are nekkid or nearly-nekkid chicks in it.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:31 AM (0mRoj)

238 The word you are looking for is "stegosaurus".

stalactite?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 10:31 AM (MINbv)

239 a werewolf is a creature with no need for armor.


Bloddy hell, they shoot silver bullets at us. You better believe we armor up.

Posted by: B. Dogg, Steward, Lycanthrope Local #296 at June 16, 2017 10:31 AM (UmSfZ)

240 Lakota werewolf spirit is cultural appropriation.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at June 16, 2017 10:31 AM (xAvrH)

241 Blame Sefton. It's his fault.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)

I'm heading out in a bit to go have a "I blame Sefton" tshirt made for me.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:32 AM (Jcg9Q)

242 "Werewolves, music and ass. What a way to start the day"

I've never heard that combo of words before. I like it.

Posted by: Corona at June 16, 2017 10:32 AM (RdEp6)

243 So I have absolutely no confidence that I could create any sort of output that's going to break through the shallowness of the majority of people that I'm acquainted with.
Posted by: Hikaru



Change acquaintances. Seriously.
I prefer three that'll have my back vs 100 who don't.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:33 AM (E9ede)

244 Ah!

The new ad for "Crack-Spackle".

That stuff really works!

Posted by: naturalfake at June 16, 2017 10:33 AM (NyJwR)

245 "Werewolves, music and ass oh my!"

Posted by: B. Dogg, Steward, Lycanthrope Local #296 at June 16, 2017 10:33 AM (UmSfZ)

246 Change acquaintances. Seriously.
I prefer three that'll have my back vs 100 who don't.
Posted by: rickb223

I'll bring the bike locks

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 10:33 AM (FZYNt)

247 "Werewolves, music and ass. What a way to start the day"




I saw Werewolves, music and ass open for Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Allstate Arena

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 10:35 AM (493sH)

248 I saw Werewolves, music and ass open for Blood, Sweat and Tears at the Allstate Arena
Posted by: TheQuietMan

which was much better than Werewolves ass music, trust me

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (FZYNt)

249 "So I said 'are you game", and she answered 'oh, yes!"; So I shot her."

Posted by: Just The Punchline at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (CoI9f)

250
The new ad for "Crack-Spackle".

That stuff really works!

Posted by: naturalfake


I SAWED THIS BUTT IN HALF!!!

Posted by: Flex Tape ad at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (IqV8l)

251 His accent was so weird. The bayou by way of the Bay Area.

For years, in "Wrote a Song for Everyone" I thought he was singing "rush on for everyone"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (ul9CR)


John Fogerty is (was?) one of the great Incomprehensible Vocalists of our time.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (Ybs+3)

252 OMG.
The Bat-Signal beamed on L.A. City Hall.
A tribute to Adam West.
Both fitting, and...
Appropriate.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)

253 249 "So I said 'are you game", and she answered 'oh, yes!"; So I shot her."
Posted by: Just The Punchlin

so did I

Posted by: Peter North at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (FZYNt)

254 Poetic Quality Control: a limerick

I understand well that the form can be hard
I applaud that this fact won't your efforts retard
I just ask, take the time
To be sure of your rhyme
So your verses are worthy of Moron regard!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (AM1GF)

255 It's hard sometimes to put "fuck all you Prog/RINO/NeverTrump/babykiller scum" into 500 or 1,000 words, but I should probably do it anyways.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (Jcg9Q)

Yup. my books about the public school system. i think I have some humorous stuff (cause I'm a trucking funny guy about the kids and some great scenes of the ridiculous-ness that cannot be believed. but my hate can come through pretty strong. I have to tone it down and let the other stuff, the situations...make the point. If that makes sense.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (E8apb)

256 which was much better than Werewolves ass music, trust me

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (FZYNt)



I saw them open for Three Dog Night.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (493sH)

257
Blame Sefton. It's his fault.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (0mRoj)


Good idea. I have an idea for a bumper sticker...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (PY9jH)

258 251 His accent was so weird. The bayou by way of the Bay Area.

For years, in "Wrote a Song for Everyone" I thought he was singing "rush on for everyone"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (ul9CR)

John Fogerty is (was?) one of the great Incomprehensible Vocalists of our time.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (Ybs+3)

He's as if Farmer Fran from The Waterboy had a band.

Posted by: josephistan at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (7HtZB)

259 OMG.
The Bat-Signal beamed on L.A. City Hall.
A tribute to Adam West.
Both fitting, and...
Appropriate.



Considering Gotham was NYC.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:38 AM (E9ede)

260 If my brain ever keeps from scattering on the wind, I really should see about that "urban werewolf gangsta" idea I keep kicking around.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at June 16, 2017 10:38 AM (AM1GF)

261 OMG.
The Bat-Signal beamed on L.A. City Hall.
A tribute to Adam West.
Both fitting, and...
Appropriate.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)



Meanwhile in Gotham City...Yes, very cool that they did that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 16, 2017 10:38 AM (493sH)

262 Yup. my books about the public school system. i think I have some humorous stuff (cause I'm a trucking funny guy about the kids and some great scenes of the ridiculous-ness that cannot be believed. but my hate can come through pretty strong. I have to tone it down and let the other stuff, the situations...make the point. If that makes sense.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (E8apb)


What, you've written books on the public school system?? Why doesn't the book thread know about this??

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:39 AM (Ybs+3)

263 @246 I prefer three that'll have my back vs 100 who don't.

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Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:40 AM (H5rtT)

264 Considering L.A. City Hall is bat-shit crazy.

Posted by: Corona at June 16, 2017 10:40 AM (RdEp6)

265 John Cameron Fogerty. Still above ground.

Posted by: V. I. Lenin, HR at June 16, 2017 10:40 AM (izrAO)

266 Ryan wants to be seen hugging Nancy so he gets clemency and won't get shot.

It'll be interesting to see Rand Paul's reaction to nearly getting shot.

Let's not forget that this was an attempted assassination of Trump, by proxy. So let's say the victim was asking for it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 16, 2017 10:41 AM (+7/1f)

267 "So I said 'are you game", and she answered 'oh, yes!"; So I shot her."

Why do they call it tourist season if you can't hunt them?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (MINbv)

268 OMG.
The Bat-Signal beamed on L.A. City Hall.
A tribute to Adam West.
Both fitting, and...
Appropriate.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (H5rtT)


That is cute.

I liked the idea that (I think) somebody here floated the other day, that all the other actors who've played Batman should be at West's funeral, like previous presidents for a deceased POTUS.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (X6fMO)

269 I was a Creative Writing/Literature major in college. I found there were two kinds of creative writers:

(a) The kind (like me) that views it as a job and sits down for a set number of hours per day and does the job; and

(b) The kind that likes the idea of being a writer or a poet because of the cool cachet associated with creative endeavor and talks a lot about inspiration and The Muse. They also talk a lot about agents and movie rights and won't talk about what they're working on because they're deathly afraid someone jealous of their genius might steal their ideas.

*chuckles*

Be (a).

Posted by: troyriser at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (Fw5cQ)

270 And now, a word from Our Sponsor:

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Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (E9ede)

271 What self-respecting werewolf uses a longsword?

Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (oZ6kz)

272 Wolf
Moon
Moon
taco

Posted by: E Wader at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (+aCe4)

273 John Fogerty is (was?) one of the great Incomprehensible Vocalists of our time.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (Ybs+3)


Piker

Posted by: Dame Joan Sutherland at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (BWL+E)

274 Considering Gotham was NYC.

So who's L.A. supposed to call? Zorro?

Cleveland had Superman and Eliot Ness, and they still couldn't save it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (H5rtT)

275 Schtupiner will come.

Posted by: The Girl in the Garden at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (DMUuz)

276 Fogerty had a long-standing fight with his old manager who managed to own all the rights to the CCR songs.

Manager sued Fogerty for plagiarizing a song Fogerty had written.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (+7/1f)

277 235 I just don't have the confidence that I have anything to say that anybody wants to hear.

I can hear it already....."mean, hate, racist, meanie meanie meanie, wacko, blah blah blah" from everywhere.

It's hard sometimes to put "fuck all you Prog/RINO/NeverTrump/babykiller scum" into 500 or 1,000 words, but I should probably do it anyways.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:30 AM (Jcg9Q)


That's another part of it. If I have a story I want to tell, I don't need to get railed against because "MUH REPRESENTATION!". "Why don't you have any lesbians in your story? Why don't you have any muslims in your story? Why doesn't anybody in your story speak Spanish?" Ugh.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (WDCYi)

278 "So I said 'are you game", and she answered 'oh, yes!"; So I shot her."

Why do they call it tourist season if you can't hunt them?




Florida had a season for awhile.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (E9ede)

279 Horde writing can be quite a gas
As in werewolves, music and ass.
I'd prefer Ashley Greene
From what I have seen,
but likely would get Momma Cass.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 10:44 AM (0tfLf)

280
I liked the idea that (I think) somebody here floated the other day, that all the other actors who've played Batman should be at West's funeral, like previous presidents for a deceased POTUS.


Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (X6fMO)



No need for Clooney to appear though. He never played Batman.

And I'll cut anyone that says different.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:44 AM (cAnNx)

281 What self-respecting werewolf uses a longsword?
Posted by: broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (oZ6kz)
_______


Cob: Well, you see Ace, it's like this , it was at that exact time all hell broke lose on the HQ..

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 10:45 AM (UmSfZ)

282 So who's L.A. supposed to call? Zorro?

Cleveland had Superman and Eliot Ness, and they still couldn't save it.




Itonman? Tony lived in Malibu.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:45 AM (E9ede)

283 Yes. This is certainly different.

Posted by: Pussy Galore at June 16, 2017 10:45 AM (izrAO)

284 I wonder if when H R Giger landed up in his final destination after passing in 2014 he just looked around and said:

"Boring!!!!!!"

And then immediately got to work redecorating.

Posted by: Sharkman at June 16, 2017 10:46 AM (CoI9f)

285 "Why don't you have any lesbians in your story? Why don't you have any muslims in your story? Why doesn't anybody in your story speak Spanish?"

"Because this is a story, not a college catalog cover."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 10:46 AM (BWL+E)

286 And remember Adam West portrayed Batman for the final time not that long ago. Him and Burt Ward reprised their roles in the animated Return of the Caped Crusaders.

They were actually planning a sequel as well. I wonder how far it had gotten.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:47 AM (cAnNx)

287 Watched John Wick 2 last night. There hasn't been a range of difference between good and bad original / Sequel that big since The Matrix and The Matrix 2. Keanu retains his title.

What a piece of crap.

Posted by: Jack Sock at June 16, 2017 10:47 AM (PMkYS)

288 Far be it from me to be blunt,
On this one I just cannot punt,
If you follow the master,
(he's no pederaster),
Your verses must be about *

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 10:47 AM (9MlEz)

289 Went to a Walmart yesterday here in Madison, WI. Lots of .22 ammo on the shelves and no limit on how much you can buy. I picked up a couple of 500 round boxes for around $25 each.

Posted by: Jolo at June 16, 2017 10:49 AM (M238e)

290 Heh. Some commenter at Newsbusters' article about CNN refusing to pull sponsorship from Shakespeare in the Park, has posted a photoshop of TFG and Mooch in place of PDT and Melania.

Just imagine the outrage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:49 AM (PY9jH)

291 287 Watched John Wick 2 last night. There hasn't been a range of difference between good and bad original / Sequel that big since The Matrix and The Matrix 2. Keanu retains his title.

What a piece of crap.
Posted by: Jack Sock at June 16, 2017 10:47 AM (PMkYS)

...

C'mon. it was entertaining.

Except for the overplayed Glock product placement.

Posted by: Zombie John Denver at June 16, 2017 10:49 AM (yL25O)

292
No need for Clooney to appear though. He never played Batman.

And I'll cut anyone that says different.
Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:44 AM (cAnNx)

I actually swooned over those words. Your wife is a lucky woman.

Posted by: moki at June 16, 2017 10:49 AM (V+V48)

293 decloaking.

Posted by: TexasDan at June 16, 2017 10:49 AM (yL25O)

294 Garden ho?

Posted by: Unsympathetic cynic at June 16, 2017 10:50 AM (1Y2fQ)

295 Oh, looks like West may have actually finished recording his lines for the sequel. So he might still get one final posthumous run as Batman.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 10:50 AM (cAnNx)

296 Yeesh. The young son of one of the guys replacing our driveway came to the door and asked to use the bathroom.

From the smell emanating from the powder room, the kid must have consumed a nasty burrito for breakfast.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 10:51 AM (PY9jH)

297
That's another part of it. If I have a story I want to tell, I don't need to get railed against because "MUH REPRESENTATION!". "Why don't you have any lesbians in your story? Why don't you have any muslims in your story? Why doesn't anybody in your story speak Spanish?" Ugh.
Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (WDCYi)

In my case, that would be "cultural appropriation." I write what I know. If you (the idiot wondering why I don't have (fill in the blank) want stories about (fill in the blank), then YOU write about it.

Posted by: moki at June 16, 2017 10:52 AM (V+V48)

298 Yeesh. The young son of one of the guys replacing our driveway came to the door and asked to use the bathroom.

From the smell emanating from the powder room, the kid must have consumed a nasty burrito for breakfast.



Que?

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:52 AM (E9ede)

299 @288 Poetaster, dammit! How the hell can you confuse a poetaster with a peder...
Oh. Yeah, you could. I, too, took creative writing in college.

I just rhymed "colostomy" with "Daily Kos." To me, that's...really close.
To what you're rhyming about there.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 10:53 AM (H5rtT)

300 I just rhymed "colostomy" with "Daily Kos." To me, that's...really close.To what you're rhyming about there.





Bag it! That's a wrap!

Posted by: rickb223 at June 16, 2017 10:54 AM (E9ede)

301 What self-respecting werewolf uses a longsword?

Maybe his crossbow is being restrung.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 16, 2017 10:54 AM (tVWQB)

302 301 What self-respecting werewolf uses a longsword?

Maybe his crossbow is being restrung.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 16, 2017 10:54 AM (tVWQB)

Uh oh...

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 10:55 AM (0mRoj)

303 That's not a werewolf, its a schnauzer on 'roids.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 10:55 AM (oVJmc)

304 Off to make some tshirts.

"I blame Sefton"

"Better dead than Democrat"

Back this afternoon.

Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:56 AM (Jcg9Q)

305 269 I was a Creative Writing/Literature major in college. I found there were two kinds of creative writers:
(a) The kind (like me) that views it as a job and sits down for a set number of hours per day and does the job; and

(b) The kind that likes the idea of being a writer or a poet because of the cool
cachet associated with creative endeavor and talks a lot about inspiration and
The Muse. They also talk a lot about agents and movie rights and won't talk about what they're working on because they're deathly afraid someone jealous of their genius might steal their ideas.

Posted by: troyriser at June 16, 2017 10:42 AM (Fw5cQ)


Larry Correia has written a lot about this, that is, the writer for whom writing is a job vs. the writer who likes to think of himself as a grand, exalted artiste. I think you know which one he prefers.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:56 AM (Ybs+3)

306 304 Off to make some tshirts.

"I blame Sefton"

"Better dead than Democrat"

Back this afternoon.
Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:56 AM (Jcg9Q)

Throw in some AoS tshirts as well?

Still waiting to receive mine from the official AoSHQ gift shop.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2017 10:57 AM (72PAC)

307 I just watched the 1st john wick and really enjoyed it, it was tough but good.
I must be easy, although I rarely watch movies from the last couple of decades, but enjoy old youtube dramas and thrillers I mean 30's 40's 50's oldies.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 10:57 AM (iS1Cb)

308 @299 Pure coincidence; I vaguely recall hearing the term poetaster once. I reckon the Limerick is a constraining form so you have to be able to mangle words. But hell, I grew up an hour from there, so I get slack

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 10:57 AM (9MlEz)

309 US Navy sailor who was presumed dead has been found on board hiding in the ship's engine room

Just like Ben Finney in that Star Trek episode!!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 10:58 AM (oVJmc)

310 heck with longbows, cross bows,
pow pow instead.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 10:58 AM (iS1Cb)

311 My the art thread today is quite the range..*continues to examine the fine backside on that dude*

Posted by: IC at June 16, 2017 10:58 AM (a0IVu)

312 285 "Why don't you have any lesbians in your story? Why don't you have any muslims in your story? Why doesn't anybody in your story speak Spanish?"

"Because this is a story, not a college catalog cover."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 16, 2017 10:46 AM (BWL+E)


( *uptwinkles* )

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:58 AM (Ybs+3)

313 Hmm - on that "In the Garden" painting ? I think a better title would be:

"Awkward to Explain Ways of Getting Poison Ivy"

Posted by: Publius Redux at June 16, 2017 10:59 AM (Fb9aZ)

314 *stirring pot* btw where the hell is SMFH? if anyone talks to her tell her i'm praying for her.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 10:59 AM (iS1Cb)

315 309 Well,that guy was trying to get Captain Kirk court martialed...

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:00 AM (rmVvL)

316 262 Yup. my books about the public school system. i think I have some humorous stuff (cause I'm a trucking funny guy about the kids and some great scenes of the ridiculous-ness that cannot be believed. but my hate can come through pretty strong. I have to tone it down and let the other stuff, the situations...make the point. If that makes sense.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 10:37 AM (E8apb)

What, you've written books on the public school system?? Why doesn't the book thread know about this??
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:39 AM (Ybs+3)

Lol! because it is not and may never be a completed book. its about 450 pages or more of scenes. I'm considering having Heidi lock me in the spare bedroom with a case of tequila and 50 pizzas. When I yell "its finished!" she should wait another week before opening the door.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (E8apb)

317 Watching Ace in the Hole,great movie.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (rmVvL)

318 That sketch of the naked guy can be used as an analogy for the Left if it presented as a self portrait by Michael Moore.

Posted by: Jack Sock at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (PMkYS)

319 306 304 Off to make some tshirts.

"I blame Sefton"

"Better dead than Democrat"

Back this afternoon.
Posted by: Country Boy at June 16, 2017 10:56 AM (Jcg9Q)

Throw in some AoS tshirts as well?

Still waiting to receive mine from the official AoSHQ gift shop.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2017 10:57 AM (72PAC)

Exactly. A shirt with the logo on the front left and the Mencken quite on the back, along with the URL. It's dead simple and would look great.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (0mRoj)

320 For all the Progs, leftists, etc..., who think they need to scale it back a notch, it's too late.

Posted by: Krakenboner at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (5kpOR)

321 Watching Ace in the Hole,great movie.

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM



Lot of joke potential there, but I won't be the first....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (p+Wdc)

322 >> I'm considering having Heidi lock me in the spare bedroom with a case of tequila and 50 pizzas. When I yell "its finished!" she should wait another week before opening the door.

All work and no play makes Cannibal Bob a dull guy.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (/tuJf)

323 the sketch of the mans back reminds me of my spouse when we were young.

He still looks very nice .

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (iS1Cb)

324 *continues to examine the fine backside on that dude*


That's a guy?
oops.

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (UmSfZ)

325 This whole Russia collusion/Obstruction bullshit is starting to get annoying, but consider this---if they get Trump's scalp for "obstruction", it will be for saying simply that he "hoped" Comey could let Flynn off ....

When did this happen? February 14. Exactly 24 days into his presidency--when all his people weren't even in place. No "honeymoon", no grace period--no nothing.

Posted by: JoeF. at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (7uYFy)

326 317 Watching Ace in the Hole,great movie.
Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (rmVvL)

Is that about the time Ace banned himself?

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (72PAC)

327 324 *continues to examine the fine backside on that dude*


That's a guy?
oops.
Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (UmSfZ)

Ha ha! Fag!

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (0mRoj)

328 One hour ago

No official change in Scalise's condition. Still critical. Unclear if he faces more surgeries today or they could give him a day to rest

Chad Pergram covers Congress for FOX News.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (HTdUD)

329 Cannibal and have a clean up service on speed dial?

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (iS1Cb)

330 or perhaps hazmat.

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (iS1Cb)

331 Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (0mRoj)

Hugs to you friend, for the job, and prayers for many, many more!

Posted by: moki at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (V+V48)

332 His accent was so weird. The bayou by way of the Bay Area.

For years, in "Wrote a Song for Everyone" I thought he was singing "rush on for everyone"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at June 16, 2017 09:27 AM (ul9CR)

John Fogerty is (was?) one of the great Incomprehensible Vocalists of our time.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 10:36 AM (Ybs+3)

Michael Stipe could have, and should have supplanted him for the title. Early REM records are masterpieces of indecipherable lyrics and the catchiest of tunes.

But then ol' Mikey decided he wanted to be... understood (shudder).

What a waste...

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (TOk1P)

333 Has nothing to do with our ace,great film about a scumbag newspaper reporter....

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (rmVvL)

334 Passing off a POS as art again.

Posted by: Born Free at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (PTsUx)

335 333 Has nothing to do with our ace,great film about a scumbag newspaper reporter....

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (rmVvL)



That's redundant

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (cAnNx)

336 The 2nd John Wick was meh. I started to see the usual bad action movie stuff.
-Only the good guy can shoot straight.
-Bad guys running at the good guy instead of shooting at him with the gun in their hands
-Bad guys attacking only one at a time
- No matter how badly the good guy got shot/beat up, he never ran out of gas or strength

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (0x/TW)

337 All the cool werewolves use crossbows.

Posted by: StrawMan at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (/aFKY)

338
That's another part of it. If I have a story I want to tell, I don't need to get railed against because "MUH REPRESENTATION!". "Why don't you have any lesbians in your story? Why don't you have any muslims in your story? Why doesn't anybody in your story speak Spanish?" Ugh.

Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 10:43 AM (WDCYi)







So write in a lesbian, a mohammedan and a Spanish-speaker.

And make them all absolutely RABID Constitutional Conservatives. So rabid that it overshadows their racial/sexual categories. And of course, make them all kick-ass, gun-totin' heroes.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (XWkhW)

339 *stirring pot* btw where the hell is SMFH? if anyone talks to her tell her i'm praying for her.

She was on the ONT some time last week. Unfortunately the only person I know of that has a direct line to her is banned.

Posted by: Blanco Basura at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (IZPn8)

340 The bigger question is this :

Why in the shit would a werewolf have a f***ing beard?

Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (WDCYi)

341 329 Cannibal and have a clean up service on speed dial?

Posted by: willow at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (iS1Cb)


...and delivered directly to rehab.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:06 AM (E8apb)

342 321
Watching Ace in the Hole,great movie.



Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM


Lot of joke potential there, but I won't be the first....


Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 16, 2017 11:02 AM (p+Wdc)

Especially in an art thread with a posterior view of a nude dude. Or the woman laying down in a prone position in the garden.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2017 11:06 AM (jxbfJ)

343 When I yell "its finished!" she should wait another week before opening the door.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (E8apb)

Our Lord and Savior only needed three days.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:07 AM (TOk1P)

344 Outdoors - a limerick


A young lass from out in the sticks
Earned her keep turning al fresco tricks
But she spent too much time
In the county of Lyme
Can someone please check her for ticks?

Posted by: Muldoon at June 16, 2017 11:07 AM (wPiJc)

345 Why in the shit would a werewolf have a f***ing beard?

You have no idea how hard it is for a gay werewolf.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 16, 2017 11:07 AM (oVJmc)

346 334 Passing off a POS as art again.

Posted by: Born Free at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (PTsUx)



www.wordpress.com

Go do a better job yourself then.

Posted by: buzzion at June 16, 2017 11:07 AM (cAnNx)

347 Why in the shit would a werewolf have a f***ing beard

======
Because he's thinking of running for president

Posted by: Simplemind at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (pS0jx)

348 Why in the shit would a werewolf have a f***ing beard?
Posted by: Hikaru at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (WDCYi)
_________


There was more than a platonic relationship with mom and Mars the Schnauzer next door.

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (UmSfZ)

349



good michelle carter GUILTY

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (fceHP)

350 That scrunt in Mass who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Good.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (/tuJf)

351 336 The 2nd John Wick was meh. I started to see the usual bad action movie stuff.
-Only the good guy can shoot straight.
-Bad guys running at the good guy instead of shooting at him with the gun in their hands
-Bad guys attacking only one at a time
- No matter how badly the good guy got shot/beat up, he never ran out of gas or strength

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM


And the cell phone always works.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (0tfLf)

352 343 When I yell "its finished!" she should wait another week before opening the door.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:01 AM (E8apb)

Our Lord and Savior only needed three days.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:07 AM (TOk1P)


he was much more talented! He was a natural! Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (E8apb)

353 175 Can we have a wring thread sometime cause' I'm hopelessly in the weeds. Discipline for writing is hard fr me. Well,l putting it all together...ok I have more material than i can use but ...organizing? Not so much. I can create good scenes I belove from real life but then making them into a book? Yeah. No.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage'' at June 16, 2017 09:48 AM (E8apb)

Same problem here. I'm "seeing" the scenes in my head, like a movie, but sitting myself down to write and not slack off is killing me.

*
*
Short takes, and keep it simple. Whenever I find myself stuck for how to show or tell what I need for a story, I step back and look. Invariably I find I'm trying to be too complex.

Posted by: Larry Talbot at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (LeI1X)

354

A judge with common sense

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (fceHP)

355 Posted by: moki at June 16, 2017 11:03 AM (V+V4

Thanks moki! Fingers crossed that this develops into a steady gig.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (0mRoj)

356 Michael Stipe could have, and should have supplanted him for the title. Early REM records are masterpieces of indecipherable lyrics and the catchiest of tunes.

But then ol' Mikey decided he wanted to be... understood (shudder).

What a waste...
Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (TOk1P)

My brother was a huge REM fan. He told me it was the "suits" that told them they would never hit it big unless Stipe stopped mumbling.
I like the mumbling period better but I'm in the minority.

Posted by: StrawMan at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (/aFKY)

357 Watching Ace in the Hole, great movie.

Starring Kirk Douglas?

Or the "alternate" version with Ace and Hope Solo?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 16, 2017 11:10 AM (X6fMO)

358 Outdoors - a limerick


Muldoon again shines with the brilliance of a thousand suns.

Posted by: IP at June 16, 2017 11:10 AM (UmSfZ)

359 340 The bigger question is this :

Why in the shit would a werewolf have a f***ing beard?

*
*
He's long-haired. From Siberia.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2017 11:10 AM (LeI1X)

360 With the Trump investigation it will again be " follow the money(from Russia)"
but it will be the coverup that gets him
Who will be the John Dean that first rats him out to save himself

Posted by: Bus rider at June 16, 2017 11:10 AM (8Jdft)

361 I think to be pedantic, those last two are pieces of ass, not shit.

Just saying.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at June 16, 2017 11:11 AM (tVWQB)

362 Here is a better story on the two gun-brandishing citizens that captured the escaped GA fugitives that had gunned down correctional officers.

Good day to be a Tennessean, bad day for two assholes that wandered into the wrong yard.

http://fox17.com/news/local/thp-neighbor-homeowner-held-ga-fugitives-at-gunpoint-for-law-enforcement

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at June 16, 2017 11:11 AM (GQn43)

363 362
Here is a better story on the two gun-brandishing citizens that captured
the escaped GA fugitives that had gunned down correctional officers.



Good day to be a Tennessean, bad day for two assholes that wandered into the wrong yard.



http://fox17.com/ news/local/thp-neighbor-homeowner-held-ga-fugitives-at-gunpoint-for-law-enforcement

Posted by: Malcolm Tent at June 16, 2017 11:11 AM (GQn43)

Can't think of a better argument to be pro-2A

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2017 11:12 AM (jxbfJ)

364 Especially in an art thread with a posterior view of a nude dude. Or the woman laying down in a prone position in the garden.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at June 16, 2017 11:06 AM (jxbfJ)


Is that a woman? I thought it might be some femmy dude with a man bun.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 11:12 AM (Ybs+3)

365 Michael Stipe could have, and should have supplanted him for the title. Early REM records are masterpieces of indecipherable lyrics and the catchiest of tunes.

But then ol' Mikey decided he wanted to be... understood (shudder).

What a waste...
Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:04 AM (TOk1P)

My brother was a huge REM fan. He told me it was the "suits" that told them they would never hit it big unless Stipe stopped mumbling.
I like the mumbling period better but I'm in the minority.
Posted by: StrawMan at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (/aFKY)


Most of the music and musicians I love, almost nobody has ever heard of them. Being in the minority, I've come to believe with all my heart, is the place to be.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:12 AM (TOk1P)

366 That scrunt in Mass who encouraged her boyfriend to kill himself, guilty of involuntary manslaughter.

Good.

Posted by: JackStraw
****

Involuntary manslaughter? WTF?!
At one point he got out of the truck and texted her that he couldn't do it.
She ordered him back into the truck and ordered him to kill himself!

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:13 AM (uhftQ)

367 Trump has decided to uphold Obama's immigration policy. Dreamers get to stay exactly as before. So, what about the Nightmares' parents who brought them here illegally and who are illegal themselves? Do they get to stay? Of course, they probably will.

I see this, and many will disagree, as just one step back of many in the ultimate Trump immigration policy. Bill of Goods that.

Posted by: gracepc at June 16, 2017 11:13 AM (OU4q6)

368 @344

ROTFL. See? That's how it's done.

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 11:13 AM (9MlEz)

369 And the cell phone always works.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (0tfLf)

If the phone works, it's an action flick.

If not, it's a horror movie.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2017 11:14 AM (AURKQ)

370 Barefoot girls dancin' in the moonlight!

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 16, 2017 11:15 AM (+7/1f)

371 . . . They also talk a lot about agents and movie rights and won't talk about what they're working on because they're deathly afraid someone jealous of their genius might steal their ideas.
*
*
I don't talk about my works-in-progress because if I talk about 'em, I've told the stories, and I won't want to sit down and write 'em.

After I'm done? Sure, I'll chat about 'em until both of us are tired of the subject -- you, probably, faster than me.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at June 16, 2017 11:15 AM (LeI1X)

372 Aside from suffering from toxic masculinity, the werewolf needs to update his style to a manbun.

Posted by: Pajama Boy at June 16, 2017 11:15 AM (DMUuz)

373 Same problem here. I'm "seeing" the scenes in my head, like a movie, but sitting myself down to write and not slack off is killing me.
*
*
Short takes, and keep it simple. Whenever I find myself stuck for how to show or tell what I need for a story, I step back and look. Invariably I find I'm trying to be too complex.

Posted by: Larry Talbot at June 16, 2017 11:09 AM (LeI1X)


Instead of trying to write the Great American Novel, why don't you just take the scenes you have in your head and write them into separate little short stories? Later on, you can think of combining them into a bigger work.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 11:15 AM (Ybs+3)

374 Apocalypse.

Amazon buys Whole Foods.

Posted by: Pussy Galore at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (VFhMt)

375 Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:05 AM (0x/TW)

There was so much I disliked in the second John Wick I don't know where to start. It went from a semi-realistic world in the first to some type of steam punk unrealistic world in the second. It abandoned the story structure of the first that made you root for Wick even though he was a bad guy. And if your character is supposed to be the ultimate boogeyman with no equals, then don't put in another character that's basically his equal.

Posted by: Jack Sock at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (PMkYS)

376 This is an old one, but on topic because it scans perfectly, I think:

There was a lass from Madras,
who had the most beautiful ass.
Not round and pink,
as you may think,
but was gray, had long ears, and ate grass!

Posted by: Unsure if deplorable, covfefe moron at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (9MlEz)

377 357 Kirk Douglas

Posted by: steevy at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (rmVvL)

378 Reports that Tucker Carlson is in the hospital with appendicitis.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (HiDrR)

379 Too struggling writers. there are so many accomplished writers here (I hate them of course because they are disciplined and talented) but they (unlike me) are kind, supportive, and generous with advice.

i once, in a fit of procrastination, commented here "can commenting be considered writing?'

I believe it was Anna who said "I certainly hope so." Lol! So now i consider this a warm up...sometimes an all day warm up but still....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:17 AM (E8apb)

380 And the cell phone always works.
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (0tfLf)

If the phone works, it's an action flick.

If not, it's a horror movie.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2017 11:14 AM (AURKQ)


Someone somewhere made the observation, the cell phone has ruined essentially every trick in "romantic" movies, where the boy meets the girl, they have some sort of conflict that separates them, and... what. Nowadays, he can text her or call her or hit her up on social media or whatever, man.

So the only plot device they have is to break the damn phone, or have her in Siberia or somewhere else with no cell service or wifi.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:17 AM (TOk1P)

381 Well...?art of a different sort

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 16, 2017 11:17 AM (Wj6hd)

382 >>Involuntary manslaughter? WTF?!
At one point he got out of the truck and texted her that he couldn't do it.
She ordered him back into the truck and ordered him to kill himself!

Yea, I'm not sure why it was involuntary but at least they didn't let her walk. I can't even conceive of the mindset that would encourage an obviously troubled guy to kill himself.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:17 AM (/tuJf)

383 With the Trump investigation it will again be " follow the money(from Russia)"
but it will be the coverup that gets him
Who will be the John Dean that first rats him out to save himself


Posted by: Short Bus rider
****

There was no cover up, genius

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:18 AM (m3iiU)

384 349



good michelle carter GUILTY
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM (fceHP)

Seriously?!?! This is outstanding news!

Posted by: Who Was Phone? at June 16, 2017 11:18 AM (cCDc5)

385 Trump has decided to uphold Obama's immigration policy."

Nope, but thanks for playing. That's the NYSlimes for you...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 11:19 AM (MINbv)

386 good michelle carter GUILTY
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at June 16, 2017 11:08 AM
~~~~~

Happy to hear that, but I was concerned that the judge said she will be treated as a juvenile offender. What's up with that?

Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 11:20 AM (HiDrR)

387 JackStraw, thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (sBOL1)

388 Cell phones ruining things? Try the anime short film 'Voices of a Distant Star' where time dilation widens the gulf between the girl who is going to fight in a distant star system and the boy back home. He gets older, she doesn't and its only via emails sent across the gulf of time they stay connected.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (Wj6hd)

389 not sure what the thing in the first picture is but it looks like he is getting ready to do some splaining, man or otherwise.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (0wem/)

390 Fogarty may have been from the west coast, but if you're from Louisiana (like my wife) "Born on the Bayou" is most Loosyiana song ever written!

and of course it doesn't hurt that it turned into Swamp Thing's theme song - it had to! That song was written just waiting for Swamp Thing to be created.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (V2Yro)

391 i once, in a fit of procrastination, commented here "can commenting be considered writing?'

I believe it was Anna who said "I certainly hope so." Lol! So now i consider this a warm up...sometimes an all day warm up but still....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:17 AM (E8apb)


I happen to think I'm a brilliant writer (not without some cause for thinking so), but the writing I do professionally is not for public consumption. It has a purpose, and if I'm doing it right (which I believe I am), it can have important consequences.

So.. when I come here, I get to let words flow. I sometimes think if I could gather everything I ever said here, and could spend about 10 years sorting it, I could assemble the "Meaning of Life."

Or, you know, "How To Be a Dick Online."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (TOk1P)

392
Being in the minority, I've come to believe with all my heart, is the place to be.

We heartily agree.

Posted by: GOPe at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (IqV8l)

393 >>JackStraw, thank you.

So it was good for you?

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (/tuJf)

394 They convicted the college kid when his gay roommate killed himself for a lot less than what this girl did.

Posted by: Jack Sock at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (PMkYS)

395 Wouldn't be surprised to find out Tucker checked himself in to the abdominal surgery ward to get the scoop on Scalise.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (H5rtT)

396 I think it's hilarious how idiot progressives on Twitter get all wee-wee'd up over the tweets sent out by the "Sean Spicier" parody account, not recognizing it's a parody account.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (Ybs+3)

397 So it was good for you?
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (/tuJf)
--------

Check your email, you pervert.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:23 AM (sBOL1)

398 the cell phone has ruined essentially every trick in "romantic" movies,

Casablanca 2017:
Rick - "yo, where u at"
Ilsa - "noway"
Rick - "imouttahere"
Captain Renault - "notextingw/driving"

The End.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 11:23 AM (MINbv)

399 396 I think it's hilarious how idiot progressives on Twitter get all wee-wee'd up over the tweets sent out by the "Sean Spicier" parody account, not recognizing it's a parody account.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader

I'll take "the only reason I go on twitter" for $500 Alex

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 11:23 AM (FZYNt)

400 Looks like Schumer just sent a letter to McConnell requesting a meeting with the GOP about health care.

I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.

Posted by: spypeach at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (ZuTnR)

401 387 JackStraw, thank you.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (sBOL1)


For what? What did *he* do, order a pizza for you?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (Ybs+3)

402 I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.
Posted by: spypeach

At this point you should pray for lube

Posted by: Rick in SK at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (FZYNt)

403 Being in the minority, I've come to believe with all my heart, is the place to be.
--------------------------
We heartily agree.
Posted by: GOPe at June 16, 2017 11:22 AM (IqV8l)


Oh, you.... Gope. You shut up. You shut and go to hell and die! In that order.

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:25 AM (TOk1P)

404 Or, you know, "How To Be a Dick Online."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM


I know a guy who is a real dick online....offline too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:25 AM (0tfLf)

405 400
Looks like Schumer just sent a letter to McConnell requesting a meeting with the GOP about health care.



I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.

Posted by: spypeach at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (ZuTnR)
Maybe the turtle will surprise us and tell the schmuck to go pound sand.

Posted by: IC at June 16, 2017 11:25 AM (a0IVu)

406
He gets older, she doesn't and its only via emails sent across the gulf of time they stay connected.
Posted by: Anna Puma


Robert Lansing and Mariette Hartley.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0734657

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 16, 2017 11:25 AM (IqV8l)

407 Nood

Posted by: Gref at June 16, 2017 11:27 AM (AMIL/)

408 I know a guy who is a real dick online....offline too.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:25 AM (0tfLf)


So do I.

Posted by: Dick Cheese at June 16, 2017 11:27 AM (Ybs+3)

409 For what? What did *he* do, order a pizza for you?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (Ybs+3)
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He clicked on the blue link and sent me a recipe! As you did too!

As everyone is invited to do. Talk to me, people.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:27 AM (sBOL1)

410 400 Looks like Schumer just sent a letter to McConnell requesting a meeting with the GOP about health care.

I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.

Posted by: spypeach at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM


When "sending the letter" is the news story, you know its all BS and just for the publicity. Schumer is going for the "see how reasonable we are trying to be in this time of reconciliation" look. It doesn't suit him. Asshat.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:28 AM (0tfLf)

411 There was so much I disliked in the second John Wick I don't know where to start. It went from a semi-realistic world in the first to some type of steam punk unrealistic world in the second. It abandoned the story structure of the first that made you root for Wick even though he was a bad guy. And if your character is supposed to be the ultimate boogeyman with no equals, then don't put in another character that's basically his equal.

Posted by: Jack Sock
****
Not to mention him taking on an army of professional assassins that were ready for him this time.... too much.

Posted by: Tilikum KAW at June 16, 2017 11:29 AM (0x/TW)

412 the cell phone has ruined essentially every trick in "romantic" movies,
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Casablanca 2017:
Rick - "yo, where u at"
Ilsa - "noway"
Rick - "imouttahere"
Captain Renault - "notextingw/driving"

The End.
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 11:23 AM (MINbv)


Hah! I'm getting misty eyed just reading that.

Rhett: Leaving, dont give a dam, dont call/dont rite.

Scarlett: U will be back, 2morrow

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:29 AM (TOk1P)

413 How is it coming along Bluebell? How many so far? and is there one area you need more of...salads, drinks, etc?

Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:30 AM (0tfLf)

414 "Ace in The Hole" is (loosely) based on the true story of cave explorer Floyd Collins. Quite a story about popular culture (live radio coverage in 1925, nationwide prayer meetings, and so on) and a real ironic tragedy, too -- guy was good enough that he got a steady job exploring a cave system, so bought a pair of good lace-up boots, and it was the boots that got him stuck, and he wouldn't let them saw his leg off to save his life.

One of my dad's earliest memories, hearing the reports on the new radio.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 16, 2017 11:31 AM (H5rtT)

415 >>Check your email, you pervert.

I'm not a pervert, I'm from Rhode Island. It's a subtle difference.

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:31 AM (/tuJf)

416 Or, you know, "How To Be a Dick Online."

Posted by: BurtTC at June 16, 2017 11:21 AM (TOk1P)

Boy you can turn a phrase.

yeah, I've just thought i'd just steal stuff from here sometimes. (I'm sure some of your stuff) theres much wit and wisdom. But you cannot fuck with these guys. AtC already the sent The Ravage at me because of some minor spider stuff so if i really sinned...gees.

Well, there is writing your comments in file and then posting. save them and use them later. I've written some short blurbs about education to local talk shows and it gets me some material. i write better sometimes to an audience. in fact i try to like I'm telling a story TOO someone and it helps some. I'm much better at verbalizing then writing so i lose a lot in the translation. Also,I'm Italian and i talk with my hands. Can't write that.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:31 AM (E8apb)

417 Queen piece from Night at the Opera: '39

I doubt that many who listened to the album realized that it's all about space travel and relativity, and the consequences of sequential aging for any travelers. Beautiful song, too.

written by Brian May, the lead guitarist who went on to get a Ph.D. in Astrophysics.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2017 11:31 AM (V2Yro)

418 I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.

Posted by: spypeach at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (ZuTnR)

I truly hate that 'reaching across the aisle' crap.

The only reason Republicans should be reaching across the aisle would be to pull the Democrats closer in order to punch them with greater dispatch and efficiency.

Posted by: troyriser at June 16, 2017 11:32 AM (Fw5cQ)

419 meant to add: http://tinyurl.com/y9acnqmp

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2017 11:32 AM (V2Yro)

420 418 I feel a royal bipartisan screwing coming on.

Posted by: spypeach at June 16, 2017 11:24 AM (ZuTnR)

I truly hate that 'reaching across the aisle' crap.

The only reason Republicans should be reaching across the aisle would be to pull the Democrats closer in order to punch them with greater dispatch and efficiency.

Posted by: troyriser at June 16, 2017 11:32 AM (Fw5cQ)

Yep. Every time the Dems talk of reaching across the aisle i cover my asshole.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:34 AM (E8apb)

421 I'm abandoned. Alone. Story of my life.....

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:35 AM (E8apb)

422 in a previous study the Male Lokoti Werewolf Spirit is shown spitting upon his hands.

Posted by: yankeefifth at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (0wem/)

423 Boy, now its roomy.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (E8apb)

424 How is it coming along Bluebell? How many so far? and is there one area you need more of...salads, drinks, etc?
Posted by: Diogenes at June 16, 2017 11:30 AM (0tfLf)
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It's coming along great! Well over a hundred, and more to come. (Right, people!).

More drink recipes are always welcome; this is the Horde, after all.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (sBOL1)

425 Hey Yf...see you upstairs.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (E8apb)

426 I'm not a pervert, I'm from Rhode Island. It's a subtle difference.
Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:31 AM (/tuJf)
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More like a distinction without a difference, I'd say.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:37 AM (sBOL1)

427 More drink recipes are always welcome; this is the Horde, after all.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (sBOL1)

Darn. Ok. moms meatloaf this weekend.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:37 AM (E8apb)

428 posting as writing:

He trudged sorrowfully through the dark, blinking back tears over the life he had left behind. His lovely little flower shop in the village, the carefully manicured shrubberies, his doting boyfriend Roland, and now - cursed to walk the night as a Werewolf forever. "What am I even supposed to do with this stupid sword?" he lamented.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 16, 2017 11:38 AM (V2Yro)

429 are left-handed werewolves called "Southhands"?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at June 16, 2017 11:40 AM (AURKQ)

430 What am I even supposed to do with this stupid sword?" he lamented."

letitgo.com...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 11:40 AM (MINbv)

431 Darn. Ok. moms meatloaf this weekend.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'now with more rage' at June 16, 2017 11:37 AM (E8apb)
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I'll be on the lookout for it.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:41 AM (sBOL1)

432 Reports that Tucker Carlson is in the hospital with appendicitis.

Posted by: IrishEi at June 16, 2017 11:16 AM (HiDrR)


Yikes. He hasn't been near a Clinton lately, has he?



Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 11:42 AM (PY9jH)

433 bluebell, how many recipes do you want? I have a few old favorites.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 11:42 AM (PY9jH)

434 Send them all, Jane! People have sent in anywhere from 1 to 5, pretty much. You have to submit one at a time, though.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:43 AM (sBOL1)

435 Send them all, Jane! People have sent in anywhere from 1 to 5, pretty much. You have to submit one at a time, though.





Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:43 AM (sBOL1)


Got it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at June 16, 2017 11:44 AM (PY9jH)

436 427 More drink recipes are always welcome; this is the Horde, after all.

Posted by: bluebell at June 16, 2017 11:36 AM (sBOL1)




Drink recipe?

Here's one I call:

Surfing Vodka!

Hold bottle between knees. With your unoccupied hand, twist cap to the left.
Pour some in glass. Put down bottle on desk.
Alternately, swig.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at June 16, 2017 11:46 AM (CPk08)

437 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at June 16, 2017 11:19 AM (MINbv)


Per DHS website and notes

DACA stands. DAPA is rescinded.

http://tinyurl.com/ydyl7ckl

Posted by: gracepc at June 16, 2017 11:48 AM (OU4q6)

438 >>More like a distinction without a difference, I'd say.

hurtful

Posted by: JackStraw at June 16, 2017 11:58 AM (/tuJf)

439 Werewolf picture looks very World of Warcraft Worgen.

In fact is on the wowpedia page all about Worgen its even on the page.
http://wow.gamepedia.com/Worgen#Culture
Original is signed as Glenn Rane
More of his art is here
http://glennrane.com/


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