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Word of The Day

Procaffination: TOP DEFINITION: The inability to make a decision until you've had a cup of coffee.

Make me a coffee I'm flawed by procaffination today.

h/t Mike Hammer via urban dictionary

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Happy weekend boys & girls 'rons & 'ettes. Here are a few things that didn't get too much attention here at the AoSHQ this week.

Enjoy your Saturday, these links or something else that is interesting. After all, it is an Open Thread. Just remember, open doors for the ladies, leave their ponytails alone and play nice with each other.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:30 AM




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1 This could never happen.

Posted by: King Ding Dong at July 15, 2017 08:23 AM (VdVLV)

2 First, I mean.

OK, I'm done.

Good morning all Rons and Ettes! Hope everyone has a great Saturday!

Posted by: King Ding Dong at July 15, 2017 08:26 AM (VdVLV)

3 Ah, morning. Nice!

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at July 15, 2017 08:27 AM (tHzqt)

4 I'm literally shaking not because of the lies, lies, lies or caffeine but because of a 28 second 'handshake'!

Posted by: Literally Shaking Shep at July 15, 2017 08:28 AM (bc2Lc)

5 Top o' the morning to you Horde, both individually and collectively!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 08:32 AM (DMUuz)

6 Who is the fat guy on drudge sporting the KGB cover?

I though Flounder was dead.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 15, 2017 08:36 AM (5VlCp)

7
Flordia has even weirder people than Florida.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 08:36 AM (EgwCt)

8 "Flordia has even weirder people than Florida."

Wait till you meet someone from Peruvia.

Or Alextopia.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 08:38 AM (J+eG2)

9 Genius award winner. That happens a lot around here.
I imagine it's common around the country.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 15, 2017 08:39 AM (sf2BM)

10 "
Government!"

That's a mansion? Okay now.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 15, 2017 08:41 AM (sf2BM)

11 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes. At least we're not talking about Russia, Russia, Russia!

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 15, 2017 08:41 AM (Zd2ZF)

12
"Lesson of the day...don't drive drunk to a police station in order to bail out your drunk friend!" police said.

Not very catchy slogan.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 08:43 AM (EgwCt)

13 Top 20!

Posted by: fluffy at July 15, 2017 08:44 AM (jw2Xw)

14 12
"Lesson of the day...don't drive drunk to a police station in order to bail out your drunk friend!" police said.

Not very catchy slogan.
Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 08:43 AM (EgwCt)


They seem unclear on the "designated driver" concept.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 08:45 AM (sdi6R)

15 That North Dakota Governor's Mansion is butt ugly.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 15, 2017 08:46 AM (oVJmc)

16
It's too early to discuss impeacing President Bush. I'll wait until this afternoon.

I mean Trump. President Bush.

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at July 15, 2017 08:46 AM (EgwCt)

17 Webb - Been what? 38 years? Would love to rekindle our love affair. *hic!*

Posted by: Hillary at July 15, 2017 08:46 AM (bc2Lc)

18 I wonder if his PIN was "Bosco"?

Posted by: tunakermit at July 15, 2017 08:48 AM (slaLz)

19 24 Republicans Vote To Preserve Transgender Ideology in Military

https://tinyurl.com/y73vqn9s

Fire them.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 15, 2017 08:48 AM (mcI77)

20 >>>No ass wipe TP for you.

Or "How to get Sheryl Crow interested in a STEM career".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 08:49 AM (/qEW2)

21 "Flordia has even weirder people than Florida."

Wait till you meet someone from Peruvia.

Or Alextopia.


You'll be on the watchlist when you meet with people from Durkadurkastan.

Posted by: tunakermit at July 15, 2017 08:51 AM (slaLz)

22 If you took Trump/Russia out of the MSM, they would be down to publishing the latest banana bread recipe...and a little local news about intercity killings, which isn't very important.

Posted by: Colin at July 15, 2017 08:53 AM (jwsQs)

23 I notice a lot of Florida-related and Harvard-related content. What do these places have in common? Hmmm.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 15, 2017 08:55 AM (EZebt)

24 The inability to make a decision until you've had a cup of coffee.

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my wife does not drink coffee. AHHHH....

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 08:55 AM (vChNs)

25 Wow, what a catch! I wish my husband had proposed to me like that. Maybe he can get the judge to perform the ceremony at his arraignment.

Posted by: no good deed at July 15, 2017 08:55 AM (hsb2w)

26 Steve and Cold Bear:

Been looking for you--you asked the other day why Babe Ruth day was 4/27 instead of 7/14.

Apparently the Yankees held a Babe Ruth Day on 4/27/47 after it was learned he was suffering from throat cancer. He died a little over a year later. They've been celebrating it on that day ever since.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2017 08:55 AM (HiDrR)

27 A 19-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly torturing her girlfriend by shooting her repeatedly with a BB gun and making her drink hot sauce, according to a police report.

If she stole Hillary's purse and got it from there, would Hillary be liable?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 08:56 AM (/qEW2)

28 The coffee girl is kind of cute, till you notice her tattooed up arm.


What is with the urge of these people to look like Carnival people?



Posted by: Ralph at July 15, 2017 08:57 AM (lEhiV)

29 What is wrong with her left arm and hand? It looks different from the right one (besides the fact she has tatted it up).

Posted by: Dirk Diggler at July 15, 2017 08:58 AM (C8CEK)

30 27 A 19-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly torturing her girlfriend by shooting her repeatedly with a BB gun and making her drink hot sauce, according to a police report.


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so, she's available? asking for a friend...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 08:59 AM (vChNs)

31 "A 19-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly torturing her girlfriend by shooting her repeatedly with a BB gun and making her drink hot sauce, according to a police report. "


Just follow the link to the Action News story, and click on the link for when this young lady was arrested earlier for shooting her own mother with a BB gun.


Nice hair too.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 08:59 AM (J+eG2)

32 why is her watch below the wrist joint. is that a thing?

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 09:00 AM (vChNs)

33 @29

I think she is just shrugging?

Posted by: Ralph at July 15, 2017 09:00 AM (lEhiV)

34 @32

Yeah, women wearing oversized men's watches is sort of a thing now.

Posted by: Ralph at July 15, 2017 09:01 AM (lEhiV)

35 why is her watch below the wrist joint. is that a thing?
Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 09:00 AM
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She's wearing one of those giant-sized watches that were all the rage a year or two ago. Will probably stop wearing it once she realizes her left arm is now 2 inches longer than her right.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2017 09:02 AM (HiDrR)

36 The coffee girl is kind of cute, till you notice her tattooed up arm.

What is with the urge of these people to look like Carnival people?

Posted by: Ralph at July 15, 2017 08:57 AM (lEhiV)



I don't understand why people want to put graffiti all over their bodies. It's just hideous, but appears to be all the rage

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 15, 2017 09:02 AM (auHtY)

37 OTOH, she doesn't seem to be wearing pants. Sounds perfect for AOSHQ.

Posted by: pep at July 15, 2017 09:03 AM (LAe3v)

38 "A 19-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly torturing her girlfriend by shooting her repeatedly with a BB gun and making her drink hot sauce, according to a police report. "

People are going to get their hands on these high capacity hot sauce bottles, and we are going to lose control.

We are going to lose control. and we will be lucky if we live through it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:03 AM (J+eG2)

39 9 year old killed in Chicago, Also 5 dead, 13 ventilated with lead....Does the Chicago Tribune care when they can report what horrible damage Trump is doing to the US around the world....

Posted by: Colin at July 15, 2017 09:04 AM (jwsQs)

40 I notice a lot of Florida-related and Harvard-related content. What do these places have in common? Hmmm.

Posted by: San Franpsycho
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Each has a hockey title in its past?

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 09:04 AM (zkGZ8)

41 Apparently the Yankees held a Babe Ruth Day on 4/27/47 after it was learned he was suffering from throat cancer. He died a little over a year later. They've been celebrating it on that day ever since.

Posted by: IrishEi


Thanks. It's nice he got that day of appreciation while still alive. He was great pitcher as well as slugger. Not something that's very common any more.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 09:04 AM (/qEW2)

42 The GIF bacteria is disturbing.

Posted by: drunkineastmesa at July 15, 2017 09:05 AM (UQA08)

43 She shot her mother with a BB gun and bit a man's face too. I guess that makes her BB Queen.

Posted by: no good deed at July 15, 2017 09:05 AM (hsb2w)

44 Morning all.

Throwing 100 MPH ain't what it used to be. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:05 AM (SjImc)

45 Muskogee police officer Lincoln Anderson said he hopes Thompson will turn his life around.

===
Groundless optimism.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 15, 2017 09:05 AM (EZebt)

46 @42
Why? Bacteria need entertainment too.

Posted by: pep at July 15, 2017 09:06 AM (LAe3v)

47 She's wearing one of those giant-sized watches that were all the rage a year or two ago. Will probably stop wearing it once she realizes her left arm is now 2 inches longer than her right.
Posted by: IrishEi at July 15, 2017 09:02 AM (HiDrR)
She probably replaced it with a Fitbit.

Posted by: Aunt Luna at July 15, 2017 09:07 AM (Zd2ZF)

48 Hey tatted up millennials, you know how old people and nursing homes make you feel right now? Look around. Now add 40 years to all of your arm and calf and neck tattoos. I sort of feel sorry for you and the new way you'll make future teenagers view their visits.

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 15, 2017 09:07 AM (psH+N)

49 One year with Boston, Babe Ruth lead the league in ERA and Homeruns. Ok that's my two posts for the month.

Posted by: drunkineastmesa at July 15, 2017 09:07 AM (UQA08)

50 Semi - hot about an 8, on the (D scale) Delaware scale. Here in Miami no one even cares. She should stay in Teh North.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at July 15, 2017 09:08 AM (Jj+59)

51 CNN Senior Political Commentator and Director of the University of Chicagos Institute of Politics David Axelrod asked Lewis, So, despite the fact that he got the requisite number of electoral votes, you he [President Trump] often uses the word rigged. You think the election was rigged in his favor?

Lewis answered, I truly believe to this day, that this election was rigged in his favor.

What a fuckin idiot...maybe someone should point out this this has been that Fredo held the reins of power back them?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:08 AM (SjImc)

52 Interesting article, linked by Instapundit, explains that many of the "refugee" rapes are by men from just one country.

She never really figures out why. So it's just generally depressing, not specifically depressing.

http://tinyurl.com/y7cmx4lt

Posted by: Mama AJ at July 15, 2017 09:09 AM (wwL6Q)

53 "Now add 40 years to all of your arm and calf and neck tattoos."

Grammy, why are your kneecaps tattooed?

Um....those aren't my kneecaps.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:09 AM (J+eG2)

54 One year with Boston, Babe Ruth lead the league in ERA and Homeruns. Ok that's my two posts for the month.
Posted by: drunkineastmesa at July 15, 2017 09:07 AM (UQA0

You got this Ruth guy's cell number, because we ( Yankees/Yankee Fans) could sure use the pitching?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:10 AM (SjImc)

55 Bacteria. Gifs. Ivy League. Oh my this is weird.


It's offensive. If scientists were going to store the first animated GIF ever inside a bacteria, it should have been Trump knocks out CNN.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 09:10 AM (/qEW2)

56 New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick drew raised eyebrows on Wednesday with his choice of T-shirts when social media users began passing a photo of the coach wearing a shirt that depicts an attack on an armed man wearing a turban.

Go PATRIOTS and I mean that both ways

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:11 AM (SjImc)

57
CNN Senior Political Commentator and Director of the University of Chicagos Institute of Politics. Title on door: CNNSPCDUofC. welcome, walk right in.

Posted by: Colin at July 15, 2017 09:11 AM (jwsQs)

58 And I'd rather see a girl wearing a big watch as a fashion accessory than a grown man willingly wearing something that makes him look like a twelve year old borrowing his dad's wristwatch to play Super Spy in the backyard.

I've recently seen clasps that are every but as huge as the clown watches, too. (shudder)

Posted by: Hate Has No Homo at July 15, 2017 09:11 AM (psH+N)

59 ....Does the Chicago Tribune care when they can report what horrible damage Trump is doing to the US around the world....

Posted by: Colin
________

I've noticed how Trump never "does" anything but "commits" everything, implying that it's wrong. You know, people "commit" murder, treason, adultery, etc.

So the talk is not whether Trump colluded with the Russian government but if he "committed collusion."

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 09:12 AM (zkGZ8)

60 " And I'd rather see a girl wearing a big watch as a fashion accessory than a grown man willingly wearing something that makes him look like a twelve year old borrowing his dad's wristwatch to play Super Spy in the backyard. "

Big watch looks better than a pussy hat.


And I love the images of the Lumbersexuals wearing pussy hats in hopes that a woman will speak to them.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:13 AM (J+eG2)

61 Arab League accuses Israel of 'continuing to harm Al-Aqsa'
Following Friday attack at Temple Mount, Arab League and Jordan strongly condemn Israel for 'continuing its assaults' on the site, calling for an immediate reopening of its gates; Egypt and Turkey issue balanced messages;

Memo to the Arab League: EAT ME

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:13 AM (SjImc)

62 That office door title should have been: CNNSPCDUofCIP....

Posted by: Colin at July 15, 2017 09:14 AM (jwsQs)

63 "What is with the urge of these people to look like Carnival people?"

Was at a Carnival last weekend. didn't see a single tat on any of the Carnies.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 15, 2017 09:14 AM (sf2BM)

64 A couple tried to recreate the famous lift from "Dirty Dancing" for their wedding -- and landed themselves in the emergency room.

Nobody puts baby in a corner. I didn't say anything about an emergency room, though.

Posted by: Patrick Swayze at July 15, 2017 09:15 AM (/qEW2)

65 Coffee girl looks like Emma Watson with blonde hair.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 15, 2017 09:16 AM (x3uSY)

66 A couple tried to recreate the famous lift from "Dirty Dancing"

Any story that begins with "We were in the beer garden" is gonna be a winner.

Posted by: no good deed at July 15, 2017 09:18 AM (hsb2w)

67 A couple tried to recreate the famous lift from "Dirty Dancing" for their wedding -- and landed themselves in the emergency room.

Nobody puts baby in a corner. I didn't say anything about an emergency room, though.
Posted by: Patrick Swayze at July 15, 2017 09:15 AM (/qEW2)

I hear in the sequel to Dirty Dancing, Baby's father, the abortion Doctor, is shot to death by that old couple who are pro life and supported by RUSSIA RUSSIA RUSSIA

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:18 AM (SjImc)

68 After shep's rant yesterday, normally, I'd say "Blow me" but in his case I'll pass

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:23 AM (SjImc)

69 Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 15, 2017 09:16 AM (x3uSY)

Emma Watson doesn't look like Emma Watson any more. She got a position as something-or-other with th UN and is trying her best to look like Lena Dunham. Apparently the Lena Dunham look is the new "thing", and that sets off my WTH radar because there is no way in God's green earth that Lena Dunham is the new "it girl" naturally.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 09:24 AM (rp9xB)

70 I don't understand why people want to put graffiti all over their bodies. It's just hideous, but appears to be all the rage

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 15, 2017 09:02 AM (auHtY)



Seinfeld in year 1996:

Jerry: That is disgusting.

Elaine: You know, revulsion has now become a valid form of attraction.

/ Seinfeld was so ahead of its time, it's still relevant today.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 09:27 AM (EgwCt)

71 "because there is no way in God's green earth that Lena Dunham is the new "it girl" naturally."

I don't know.


Some of the photos of Lena Dunham.

I am inclined to ask "What is it?".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:27 AM (J+eG2)

72 Oddly enough, Baltimore has had only one murder since the sixth of this month.

Statistically, we should have racked up about seven in the last nine days.

Police are mum about it, but something is going on.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:29 AM (J+eG2)

73 I found this at the Dirty Dancing link:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybvoxljl

So. Full. Of. Win.

Posted by: rickl at July 15, 2017 09:31 AM (sdi6R)

74 It! The Terror from Beyond Greenwich

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 15, 2017 09:33 AM (x3uSY)

75 I am inclined to ask "What is it?".

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
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Been asking that for the past 27 years....

Posted by: Faith No More at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (zkGZ8)

76 29 What is wrong with her left arm and hand? It looks different from the right one (besides the fact she has tatted it up).





Posted by: Dirk Diggler


Some people use tattoos to cover up/transform ugly scars or defects like birthmarks, so before you go all Judgey McJudgeyperson...

Posted by: GnuBreed at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (6jaju)

77 Nice TownHall article about Trump, Never Trumpers and the left.


http://tinyurl.com/yb5ctkhy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (J+eG2)

78 What was Shempy squealing about yesterday? Could it be....Trump?


I think it's time for Moe to give him a knuckle sandwich.

Posted by: LASue at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (Mjus2)

79 What is with the urge of these people to look like Carnival people?

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The only thing more disgusting than a beautiful woman inking up like the Mayans is her 65 year old mother inking up like the Mayans so she can be hip and cool like the younguns.

Posted by: Gaylord Farkemall at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (+dsLj)

80 >>>After shep's rant yesterday, normally, I'd say "Blow me" but in his case I'll pass


I wonder if Joe Scarborough saw me, and if he did, did it make him horny?

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 09:34 AM (/qEW2)

81 "I found this at the Dirty Dancing link:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/ybvoxljl

So. Full. Of. Win."

This Asshat was a topic of discussion with one of our local talk show hosts yesterday.

Much laughter ensued.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:36 AM (J+eG2)

82 Yeah, cute kid in the pic.
Thing is, and maybe an ette can help me out here, why do so many gals with pretty blonde hair the the roots black?
Seems like a lot of trouble to go to for a not so positive result.

Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:36 AM (B7V5e)

83 Gross tats are a woman's way of saying "I make bad decisions. Would you like to be my next bad decision?"

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 09:37 AM (zkGZ8)

84 Police are mum about it, but something is going on.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:29 AM (J+eG2)

It's happening. It's just not being reported anymore.

Posted by: Tim in Illinois at July 15, 2017 09:38 AM (sf2BM)

85 >>>I don't know about you, but I would like to hire this guy.

Could be space aliens.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 09:38 AM (/qEW2)

86 the the roots black?
It's a coffee thing,,, or just teej doing a teej.

Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:38 AM (B7V5e)

87 dye dammit, dye.

Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:39 AM (B7V5e)

88 Gross tats are a woman's way of saying "I make bad decisions. Would you like to be my next bad decision?"

Sleeve tattoos cover the needle tracks.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 15, 2017 09:40 AM (oVJmc)

89 "Thing is, and maybe an ette can help me out here, why do so many gals with pretty blonde hair the the roots black? "

I think blonds dye them black so people will think they are brunettes, and smarter.


*Ducks, rolls.......dies*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:41 AM (J+eG2)

90 44 Morning all.

Throwing 100 MPH ain't what it used to be. Sigh
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 09:05 AM (SjImc)
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Was watching the dReds the other evening and the topic of the radar gun came up. Seems MLB has changed to a new radar gun and it's add 3-4 MPH so a 92mph fastball last year is a 95 this year... and besides, it doesn't matter how hard you throw if you can adjust speeds and locate. A good Major League hitter can hit ANY fastball down the middle if you throw the same pitch to him over and over.. must adjust once in a while and show just a few differences in pitches or your flame throwing career won't last long...

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 15, 2017 09:42 AM (+ldAm)

91 Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:36 AM (B7V5e)

We're not answering because we are fairly sure you know the answer and are joking.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 09:42 AM (rp9xB)

92 I'm sure Unisys is scrambling to find a way to patent the bacteria GIF.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at July 15, 2017 09:43 AM (kyB7I)

93 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:41 AM (J+eG2)

Lol, that's certainly *an* answer.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 09:43 AM (rp9xB)

94 Statistically, we should have racked up about seven in the last nine days.

Police are mum about it, but something is going on.

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thugs deserve vacations too

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 09:43 AM (vChNs)

95 Blonde hair / dark roots inform you about the decorating choices before you ask for a tour.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 09:44 AM (UtEQe)

96 "Some people use tattoos to cover up/transform ugly scars or defects like birthmarks, so before you go all Judgey McJudgeyperson..."

And oddly enough there is an inverse relationship between the vulgarity/ugliness of the tattoo, and the presence of a disfigurement/birthmark underneath it.

By the time we find a tattoo that states "Fcuk your mother" in the middle of a persons forehead, the chances of a disfigurement underneath is almost statistically Zero.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:46 AM (J+eG2)

97 The face tattoo reads "DEVAST8"


1. I tattooed my face
2. While in prison.
3. Spelled the tattoo wrong
4. And I don't know how to use Excel
5. ?????
6. Hire me

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 09:48 AM (wPiJc)

98 The face tattoo reads "DEVAST8"


A beard might hide the worst of it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 15, 2017 09:49 AM (oVJmc)

99 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:29 AM (J+eG2)

You said there was a big gang bust recently. If they got the right people, instead of the low-levels they usually get in sweeps, it could make a huge difference. Sessions appears to have made shutting down MS-13 in the US a major priority and I wish him complete success. Besides stopping the killings it will also stop a lot of human trafficking (with a higher than average number of kidnapped victims as their culture has no problem with that) and drug running as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 09:49 AM (rp9xB)

100 1. I tattooed my face
2. While in prison.
2.a Drunk
2.b On home-brew

3. Spelled the tattoo wrong
4. And I don't know how to use Excel
5. ?????
6. Hire me

Added for accuracy

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:51 AM (J+eG2)

101 @97

You forgot : Why won't society give me a chance and hire me? It's so unfair!

Posted by: pep at July 15, 2017 09:51 AM (LAe3v)

102 By the time we find a tattoo that states "Fcuk your mother" in the middle of a persons forehead, the chances of a disfigurement underneath is almost statistically Zero.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:46 AM (J+eG2)

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scuze me, do YOU have a masters degree in Statistics like some of us?

Do I go around trying to learn to be a village idiot?

Walk on your side of the street bub.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 09:51 AM (vChNs)

103 Quick VIA. And on a Saturday morning.
Impressive.
And a reply from good hearted and funny Polli?
No matter what else happens today, a good day.
You know kid, if I was mumblety decades younger...

Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:51 AM (B7V5e)

104
1. I tattooed my face
2. While in prison.
3. Spelled the tattoo wrong
4. And I don't know how to use Excel
5. ?????
6. Hire me
Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 09:48 AM (wPiJc)

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would you prefer a corner office?

Posted by: DMV at July 15, 2017 09:52 AM (vChNs)

105 "A beard might hide the worst of it."

A good Beard can hide a lot of shit

Posted by: Michelle, of the toned arms at July 15, 2017 09:52 AM (J+eG2)

106 Hmmmm. It sees that 8. ) is not an option.

Posted by: pep at July 15, 2017 09:53 AM (LAe3v)

107 By the time we find a tattoo that states "Fcuk your mother" in the middle of a persons forehead, the chances of a disfigurement underneath is almost statistically Zero.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
________

Some of have facial scars that we'd like to hide, especially when muggles mistake them for swastikas.

Posted by: Harry Potter at July 15, 2017 09:54 AM (zkGZ8)

108 Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:51 AM (B7V5e)

*Blushes* You are very gallant.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 09:54 AM (rp9xB)

109 The face tattoo reads "DEVAST8"


******


I guess his mother never told him to think twice before hitting "Post"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 09:55 AM (wPiJc)

110 Emma Watson doesn't look like Emma Watson any more. She got a position as something-or-other with th UN and is trying her best to look like Lena Dunham. Apparently the Lena Dunham look is the new "thing", and that sets off my WTH radar because there is no way in God's green earth that Lena Dunham is the new "it girl" naturally.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


You're just jealous. I'll have you know that I am housing a refugee family of 8 under my fair trade cotton summer dress.

Posted by: Lena Dunham at July 15, 2017 09:55 AM (B9t7n)

111 A good Beard can hide a lot of shit
Posted by: Michelle, of the toned arms at July 15, 2017 09:52 AM


No shit.

Posted by: Huma at July 15, 2017 09:55 AM (UtEQe)

112 "You said there was a big gang bust recently"

And...there is a huge political power struggle going on in the city where one of the new councilmen is (In my opinion) looking at making a run for Mayor next time around.

And taking on the new Mayor as ineffective in crime control.

There was a large meeting between Republican Governor Larry Hogan and Kathryn Pugh, the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, where they were trying to develop long term plans to combat crime in the city.

Lot's of moving pieces in the puzzle.

Some have good intentions.

Some are simply looking at increasing their political clout.
On the backs of poor urban blacks.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 09:57 AM (J+eG2)

113 Yeah, I thought beter of it halfway through -- was going to tell the tatoo gut to stop but I didn't want people to think I was a deva.

Posted by: Devast8 guy at July 15, 2017 09:57 AM (zkGZ8)

114 What am I missing about the spelling?

Posted by: pep at July 15, 2017 09:57 AM (LAe3v)

115 dye dammit, dye.
Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 09:39 AM (B7V5e)


There used to be a lady who would set up tables at swap-meets next to us. We called her the "suicide blonde" . . . as in "Dyed by her own hand"

Sweet lady, but her hair was a mess and sort of a patchwork of colors.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 10:00 AM (mkDpn)

116 Yeah, I thought beter of it halfway through -- was going to tell the tatoo gut to stop but I didn't want people to think I was a deva.

****


Ha!

Or half-vast.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:00 AM (wPiJc)

117 "What am I missing about the spelling?"

Different font for the "8"

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:00 AM (J+eG2)

118 A good Beard can hide a lot of shit
Posted by: Michelle, of the toned arms at July 15, 2017 09:52 AM

No shit.

Posted by: Huma


Strictly speaking, a beard is a woman whose role is to cause people to think a gay man is straight, so Huma really can't be a beard. Anthony Weiner is hyper-heterosexual.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

119 That North Dakota Governor's Mansion is butt ugly

I kind of like that the governor's mansion is a modest, middle-class home. A rusty double-wide would be more than most governors deserve.

Also, trying out Brave on iOS on the recommendations from yesterday. OK so far but only an incremental improvement over Safari, not a huge improvement.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (7oUUT)

120 Anthony Weiner may be Huma's beard, though.

Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

121 Anthony Weiner may be Huma's beard, though.
Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

Now there are 3 names, that if I never heard again, I'd die a happy man

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 15, 2017 10:02 AM (SjImc)

122 " Anthony Weiner is hyper-heterosexual."

In a simpering, pleading pussy hat wearing Beta male sort of way.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:02 AM (J+eG2)

123 Thank you young lady.
Little, white lie compliments accepted here.
And now, time to break out the Taylor.
Song with a semi weird chord structure in the chorus to get memorized. Not easy for a drummer you know.

Posted by: teej at July 15, 2017 10:04 AM (B7V5e)

124 I kind of like that the governor's mansion is a modest, middle-class home.


*****


Yeah. The article says it doesn't dazzle visiting dignitaries.


What dignitaries go to North Dakota, for Pete's sake?

And why would you need to dazzle them?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:04 AM (wPiJc)

125 Strictly speaking, a beard is a woman whose role is to cause people to think a gay man is straight, so Huma really can't be a beard. Anthony Weiner is hyper-heterosexual, SADLY.
Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

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FIFY

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 10:04 AM (vChNs)

126 I saw Dazzled Dignitaries open for Men Without Hats at the Sombrero in '04.

Knocked my socks off!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (wPiJc)

127 Posted by: Shep Smith at July 15, 2017 10:01 AM (/qEW2)

What is going on with Weiner? In that photo a couple of days ago he looked emaciated. From the side-eye the guy next to him was giving I wonder if he smelled bad as well.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (rp9xB)

128 Need advice from the horde: I am mentoring a new engineer, a millennial, with rich parents. He is a nice guy but shows absolutely no drive to learn new things, or learn from mistake so he makes on projects. And he keeps wearing jeans and t-shirts to work. We are a casual office but all the other guys wear pants. I am not sure how to talk to him about this, as a woman. Would you guys be offended if a woman brought up all these things with you at work?

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (gcme+)

129 "What dignitaries go to North Dakota, for Pete's sake? "

Illegal aliens on their way to the unprotected Canadian border?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (J+eG2)

130 Yeah. The article says it doesn't dazzle visiting dignitaries.


What dignitaries go to North Dakota, for Pete's sake?

And why would you need to dazzle them?

----

luxury!

Posted by: AMbassador of Yorkshire at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (vChNs)

131 luxury!

Posted by: AMbassador of Yorkshire


*****

Okay. You owe me a new monitor.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:07 AM (wPiJc)

132 And I love the images of the Lumbersexuals wearing pussy hats in hopes that a woman will speak to them.

----

we do a gag gift exchange at Christmas each year among the adults. I think a pussyhat will be perfect this year.

One year, as a meta joke, I gave a (lightly used) ball-gag.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 10:07 AM (vChNs)

133 And now, time to break out the Taylor.

Posted by: teej
________

Taylor as in Taylor Swift? "Style" is a good tune.

Or do you mean Upstate New York table wine? Because that'll get you there, cheaply and easily.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 10:07 AM (zkGZ8)

134 "Would you guys be offended if a woman brought up all these things with you at work?"

If these expectations are in writing, and to some degree even if not, as a true mentor, I would consider it your responsibility to point these things out.

it's up to the mentor to mentor.

It's up to the mentee to hear and accept the advice given.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:08 AM (J+eG2)

135

SURPRISE, BITCHES!!!!!!


Ciao from Italia, Monterrosso al Mare in Cinque Terre. About to sit down, write a few postcards and chill because it is fast approaching Negroni O'clock.

Seriously beautiful area. The one "mosca" in the ointment" guess what channel the TV in the dining room is tuned to.

Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 15, 2017 10:08 AM (XMj6b)

136
Motivating millennials. An elusive task. For your next elusive task ask Mutual of Omaha for advice.

Posted by: Marlin Perkins at July 15, 2017 10:09 AM (EgwCt)

137 I am mentoring a new engineer,

*****

Depends on several factors:

What is the nature of the mentoring role? Did you choose him? Were you 'assigned' to mentor him? Did he choose you? How senior are you relative to him in the organization? Does he have the basic skillset for the job and it's just his externals? or is he not cut out for the job?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:10 AM (wPiJc)

138 "Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all! "

well well well...


Look who's out and about slumming it on the Continent.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:10 AM (J+eG2)

139 138 "Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all! "

well well well...


Look who's out and about slumming it on the Continent.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:10 AM (J+eG2)


Off to Firenze day after tomorrow. Slums, ancient slums.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 15, 2017 10:11 AM (XMj6b)

140 Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

****


Meh, you're no CBD.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:11 AM (wPiJc)

141 What the fuck is going on? Every time something leaks that makes Trump look bad, it seems to blowback on the media, and then--when we heave a sigh of relief--it boomerangs back on Trump. Who is this Russian slob who now says he was at that meeting with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer and handed out over documents on Hillary? Is he telling the truth? And why didn't Junior say there was someone else at the meeting?

This is getting really weird and the only thing certain is that Russia really is fucking with us now. They have to be loving this.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:11 AM (7uYFy)

142 137, Muldoon, he was assigned to him by the bosses. I'm a senior engineer with almost 20 years on him but mentoring is not my favorite thing to do in all honesty. He does have the qualifications for engineering but not so much the motivation. He is pretty laid back, a true Californian.

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:12 AM (gcme+)

143 140 Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton

****


Meh, you're no CBD.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:11 AM (wPiJc)


Un ragazzo che ami Muldoon,
Ba fangoul and straight to the moon . . .

I keed!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 15, 2017 10:13 AM (XMj6b)

144 Yay, a J.J. Sighting...glad you're having fun. I bet it's gorgeous there and let me guess, CNN on the television right?

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:13 AM (gcme+)

145 What is wrong with her left arm and hand? It looks different from the right one

I know right?

Posted by: Pointy Elbows at July 15, 2017 10:13 AM (5rdJ4)

146 I am not sure how to talk to him about this, as a
woman. Would you guys be offended if a woman brought up all these things
with you at work?
Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (gcme+)


He might respond well if you act like a teacher, that is probably the only person who ever told him to do things in his life.

Then again, weekly 10 minute reviews work: this is where you are, this is where we are going, you need to focus on these areas, and you know you are not fitting in well here, go get some Dockers so you stop sticking out so much.

If he balks at that because of the price, tell him to pick some pairs up at Goodwill, and that it will help because he will at least look like he belongs to the office.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (mkDpn)

147 Laughing about the hair stuff. A few years ago, some kind of cranberry/rasberry color was fashionable. A bunch of kids in the neighborhood were trying to be cool and rebellious and each and every one of them had that color on top of black-dyed hair and black clothing. Pretty silly looking for the blondes. Oh well, rebellion for the young means looking like everyone else.

Haircut guy told me in his group that blondes did the black dye and then bleached the heck out of their hair halfway down. But, they are still young and are cute as youngsters. What I find unforgiveable is ladies of a certain age neglecting to keep up with the white roots. Go gray or do the weekly maintenance for heavens sake.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (MIKMs)

148 144 Yay, a J.J. Sighting...glad you're having fun. I bet it's gorgeous there and let me guess, CNN on the television right?
Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:13 AM (gcme+)


You win a biscotti. The good news is no one is paying attention to it. I think the I-ties think it's what we want to see; sort of like them serving food familiar to us when what we really want is "cucina tipica." That said, we are off to a cooking class tomorrow.

Okay, now I go!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (XMj6b)

149 Who is this Russian slob who now says he was at that meeting with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer and handed out over documents on Hillary?

Apparently the translator. The kind of person who might be expected to be at a meeting with a Russian lawyer who does not... you know... speak any English.

But OUTRAGE!!!

RESISTANCE SUMMER!!!

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (EgwCt)

150 " Slums, ancient slums."

When we were living in Gaete, our favorite little restaurant had a back wall which consisted of ancient Roman construction.

Truth be told, most of downtown Gaete was old before the land now known as the United States was even being considered as a place for the Brits to send colonists to.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (J+eG2)

151 Pretty girl in the photo above. The I noticed all the tats on her arm. Sigh.

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:16 AM (jm1YL)

152 Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:12 AM (gcme+)

*****


Lotsa luck then. I spend some time with young resident physicians-in-training. Sadly, many of them don't have the introspection not only to "know what they don't know", but to even acknowledge that they don't know something. The notion that someone with years more experience could teach them something useful is outside their consciousness. When I get one like that I tell them to just tag along and watch, hoping they'll get something by osmosis. Some you just can't reach.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:16 AM (wPiJc)

153 Would you guys be offended if a woman brought up all these things with you at work?

Posted by: IC
________

I wouldn't at all, but it sounds like he would -- assuming he even listened to you in the first place.

If he's genuinely a nice guy, it would be safe to bring up all of these things -- but not all at once. Maybe start off by getting his buy-in for your advice -- ask him in a direct or roundabout way if it would be OK for you to give him pointers -- stuff they don't teach at engineering school, etc. -- and nudge him onto the right path.

(Disclosure: I tried to do just that at my last job and achieved no visible success with any of the kids I worked with.)

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 10:17 AM (zkGZ8)

154 I got tattoos. One day I was looking at the ingredients listed on a can of Chef Boyardee ravioli & thought 'this is crap.' Then I thought about my tats & realized I was full of crap too.

Posted by: Billy Bob Thornton at July 15, 2017 10:17 AM (bc2Lc)

155 Seriously beautiful area. The one "mosca" in the ointment" guess what channel the TV in the dining room is tuned to.

Arrivederci, morons. Miss you all!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


I see that "mosca" means "fly", but before I looked it up, my first thought was "Al Jazeera".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 15, 2017 10:17 AM (/qEW2)

156 I usually brew decaf if I make a third pot for the day.

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:18 AM (zSVEm)

157 What, Sefton, no Italics?

Have fun.

Posted by: Piercello, on the road at July 15, 2017 10:18 AM (WbaUv)

158 "Who is this Russian slob who now says he was at that meeting with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer and handed out over documents on Hillary? Is he telling the truth? And why didn't Junior say there was someone else at the meeting? "

I call bullshit. Strange that the story has been out there for a week and he just pops up yesterday?

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

159 Kindltot, thank you. I'll give it s go during our Monday meetings..he will probably think I'm a dried up shrew with no life but hopefully in gen long run, it will benefit him. I haven't told y'all the worst yet. A few weeks ago we had a super early morning start, a four hour drive to San Diego for a meeting with s client. He is not used to getting up that early and kept yawning so much during the meeting that the client stopped his presentation to ask him, 'am I boring you?'. I was mortified.

Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:19 AM (gcme+)

160 I am mentoring a new engineer, a millennial, with rich parents.
=====

The 'rich parents' is probably the key because maybe your company is hoping to use connections/investment.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 10:21 AM (MIKMs)

161 6. Hire me

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 09:48 AM (wPiJc)



I'm starting to see some people the office building I work in with tattoos and the stretched out ear lob thing too. No idea why anyone would want to deform themselves but I'll bet not hiring people because of tats or piercings will become a thing of the past

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 15, 2017 10:21 AM (auHtY)

162 145 What is wrong with her left arm and hand? It looks different from the right one

---

puh-leeze

Posted by: Michelle Fields at July 15, 2017 10:22 AM (vChNs)

163 Venus Williams got her butt kicked in the Wimbledon final. She didn't do so bad for a 37 year old though.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:23 AM (IDPbH)

164 "Lotsa luck then. I spend some time with young resident physicians-in-training. Sadly, many of them don't have the introspection not only to "know what they don't know", but to even acknowledge that they don't know something."

Well that's scary. What do they do when they have their own practice?

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:23 AM (jm1YL)

165 I find nothing wrong with coffee girl.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:23 AM (aMlLZ)

166 You win a biscotti. The good news is no one is paying attention to it. I think the I-ties think it's what we want to see; sort of like them serving food familiar to us when what we really want is "cucina tipica." That said, we are off to a cooking class tomorrow.

Okay, now I go!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 15, 2017 10:15 AM (XMj6b)



If you get to Naples wave to my relatives and then run like hell out of Naples. I saw Benny Hill on Italian TV when I was there about 5 years ago

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (auHtY)

167 I call bullshit. Strange that the story has been out there for a week and he just pops up yesterday?
Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

Also, I notice that as "evil" as the Russians are--according to the media---the same media BELIEVES--and gives the benefit of the doubt to-- every Russian who comes forward in this mess. They even took Putin's word for it that Trump "accepted" his denial of Russian involvement in election.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (7uYFy)

168 I am mentoring a new engineer, a millennial, with rich parents.

*****


In my day we didn't get no mentoring. Worked our way up one step at a time from fireman to brakeman to freight engineer and if we were really good a gig on the old Illinois Central as a passenger engineer.

Posted by: zombie Casey Jones at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (wPiJc)

169 OK that GIF on bacteria is pretty cool....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (zRoPh)

170 "No idea why anyone would want to deform themselves but I'll bet not hiring people because of tats or piercings will become a thing of the past"

If you want to tap into the pool of potential employees who are smart, profession acting and have good decision making skills, you're just gonna have to move past that tatooaphobia.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (J+eG2)

171 Lotsa luck then. I spend some time with young resident physicians-in-training. Sadly, many of them don't have the introspection not only to "know what they don't know", but to even acknowledge that they don't know something. The notion that someone with years more experience could teach them something useful is outside their consciousness. When I get one like that I tell them to just tag along and watch, hoping they'll get something by osmosis. Some you just can't reach.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:16 AM (wPiJc)


What you have there is a failure to communicate.

Posted by: buzzion at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (cAnNx)

172 The tats and body mods... everybody is trying to be SOMEbody I guess... " See me, feel me, touch me, heal me..."
Kids are kids, and biological age no matter.

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:24 AM (zSVEm)

173 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2017 10:25 AM (hyuyC)

174 I call bullshit. Strange that the story has been out there for a week and he just pops up yesterday?
Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

You know who else suddenly popped up yesterday after being quiet for what seems like weeks? Adam Schiff, the pencil-necked geek...

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:25 AM (7uYFy)

175 163 Venus Williams got her butt kicked in the Wimbledon final. She didn't do so bad for a 37 year old though.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:23 AM (IDPbH)



But she's the greatest Tennis player EVAH! How could she lose?

Posted by: buzzion at July 15, 2017 10:26 AM (cAnNx)

176 Every state in the Union has things that could dazzle any visiting dignitary if they knew where to look. I'll pimp the show Aerial America again to prove my point.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:26 AM (IDPbH)

177 Va bene, J.J.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 15, 2017 10:26 AM (EZebt)

178 She seems nice.

*sings I'm So Ronery*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 15, 2017 10:26 AM (ywNoU)

179 "I'm starting to see some people the office building I work in with tattoos and the stretched out ear lob thing too. No idea why anyone would want to deform themselves but I'll bet not hiring people because of tats or piercings will become a thing of the past"

You can hardly find an unstated girl in our office. Some of them have them in technicolor all up and down their arms and legs. Sometimes I see a pretty girl with no tats and think at least she has some sense. Then next day she's wearin a v-neck blouse and sure enough, there's a tattoo on her chest.

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:27 AM (jm1YL)

180 Posted by: buzzion at July 15, 2017 10:26 AM (cAnNx)

That's her sister Serena but I'm right there with you on the snark.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:27 AM (IDPbH)

181 Today, Fusion GPS employee Rinat Akhmetshin today confirmed his attendance at a meeting with Donald Trump Jr, Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner along with Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.

Accusations have arisen that the meeting was part of a wider setup to achieve a FISA warrant to wiretap phones of the Trump campaign during 2016. President Trump himself has accused the FBI under Loretta Lynch of wiretapping his campaign.

Now, a former Trump campaign official reports that Paul Manafort’s phone was subject to FISA wiretap during the infamous meeting.

If true, this FISA warrant would have been carried out under Loretta Lynch, Attorney General to Barack Obama. Former FBI Director James Comey has testified under oath to instances of collusion between AG Lynch and the Clinton campaign during 2016, as well as obstruction of justice in the Clinton investigation.


This can't possibly be true. Trump said, with absolutely no evidence, that his campaign was wiretapped in Trump Tower.
I know this because everyone on TV keeps saying, "With absolutely no evidence" every time they report on something Trump says.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 15, 2017 10:28 AM (B9t7n)

182 179
Untated not unstated. Damn autocorrect

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:28 AM (jm1YL)

183 I think some people get tattoos simply because they are icebreakers and conversation starters. I'm serious. I remember a bar a used to hang out in where every time either a customer or bar employee walked in with a new tattoo, they immediately became the center of attention with everyone coming up asking questions and wanting to see it....

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:29 AM (7uYFy)

184 158 "Who is this Russian slob who now says he was at that meeting with Don Jr. and the Russian lawyer and handed out over documents on Hillary? Is he telling the truth? And why didn't Junior say there was someone else at the meeting? "

I call bullshit. Strange that the story has been out there for a week and he just pops up yesterday?
Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:19 AM (jm1YL)

And what information did they even get? The only "bombshell" dropped by either team in the campaign was the pussy tape.

Posted by: josephistan at July 15, 2017 10:29 AM (ANIFC)

185 This can't possibly be true. Trump said, with absolutely no evidence, that his campaign was wiretapped in Trump Tower.
I know this because everyone on TV keeps saying, "With absolutely no evidence" every time they report on something Trump says.
Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 15, 2017 10:28 AM (B9t7n)

Where is that quote from? And is from today or yesterday?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (7uYFy)

186 Well that's scary. What do they do when they have their own practice?


*****

There's a reason they call it practicing medicine, heh.


Seriously though, I see an interesting phenomenon with the local Family Practice residency program here (semi-rural setting). The new first year residents, fresh out of medical school actually seem to have a fairly good starting knowledge base. The thought processes and oddities of Family Medicine that are instilled in them over the next three years renders many of them actually less competent when they finish the three-year program than they were when they started. In many cases they are left to their own devices, in both clinic and hospital setting with little supervision by the so-called faculty.

It's an odd quirk, and I don't know how representative that is of other training programs, but I have my suspicions.

Posted by: zombie Casey Jones at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (wPiJc)

187 This whole Russia / Trump thing is so twisted, tortured, convoluted and disjointed that I can't even focus on my objections to it.
It's like the ravings of a paranoid schizophrenic in a full- blown fugue state.
Some peop,e need their thorazine. Stat.

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (zSVEm)

188 183 I think some people get tattoos simply because they are icebreakers and conversation starters. I'm serious. I remember a bar a used to hang out in where every time either a customer or bar employee walked in with a new tattoo, they immediately became the center of attention with everyone coming up asking questions and wanting to see it....
Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:29 AM (7uYFy)


" No regerts... that's really different...."

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:32 AM (zSVEm)

189 Where is that quote from? And is from today or yesterday? Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (7uYFy)
=====

Per Sheppy yesterday, it doesn't matter -- everything Trump is lies, lies, and more lies.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 10:33 AM (MIKMs)

190 Oh those British yoots...


https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/270059/

Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:33 AM (rmVvL)

191

I'm guessing Putin knows PDT is going to be a thorn in his side and if he's involved in all this it's by colluding with the compliant Dems to disrupt Mr. Trump's agenda. Hasn't worked so far so he throws another wrench in the works.

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:34 AM (jm1YL)

192 /lame engineer joke sock off

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

193 183 I think some people get tattoos simply because they are icebreakers and conversation starters. I'm serious. I remember a bar a used to hang out in where every time either a customer or bar employee walked in with a new tattoo, they immediately became the center of attention with everyone coming up asking questions and wanting to see it....
Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:29 AM (7uYFy)

Tattoos have been around for a thousand years. It's just been relatively recent that they have become a hipster trend. It was spread after the reality TV shows became popular.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:35 AM (IDPbH)

194 Where is that quote from? And is from today or yesterday?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (7uYFy)

https://medium.com/@JackPosobiec/breaking-lynch-ordered-
manaforts-phone-tapped-during-veselnitskaya-meeting-
363824284be8

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 10:35 AM (EgwCt)

195 It's like the ravings of a paranoid schizophrenic in a full- blown fugue state.

Some peop,e need their thorazine. Stat.
Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (zSVEm)


It sounds like some people are desperately trying to put someone else's face in the rat cage, in place of their own.

But I am mean, so I have been informed.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 10:36 AM (mkDpn)

196 "194 Where is that quote from? And is from today or yesterday?

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:31 AM (7uYFy)

https://medium.com/@JackPosobiec/breaking-lynch-ordered-
manaforts-phone-tapped-during-veselnitskaya-meeting-
363824284be8"

You just knew Obama's filthy hands were going to be all over this.

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:37 AM (jm1YL)

197 So guess who visited the White House back in 2016

http://white-house-logs.insidegov.com/l/73080195/Rinat-Akhmetshin

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:38 AM (J+eG2)

198 Dear Moron Horde,

I never thought that one day I would be writing for advice but after lurking on the pet thread and reading all the wonderful pet stories, I just couldn't help myself. I wanted a dog, sooo bad.

I live out in the sticks, literally, and have plenty of room for a lively dog, and I wanted something special. Mutts are kinda fun but unpredictable. I needed something fashionable; something that would make me proud. I have self esteem issues.

After agonizing for months over what breed of dog would best suit my life style, I finally found a breeder that had what I needed.

My new friend loves to run. You should see him at full sprint; joy evident in every stride. He is beautiful. He catches rabbits just to bring them to me, and I hold them until they are rested and when they run, he chases them again. You can't throw a ball far enough that he can't catch it. He is a whippet, you see; like a greyhound. So, of course, I named him Devo.

Have I made a mistake?

People at the dog park look at me funny when I call him. We don't go to the dog park any more, and I used to love watching all the other dogs try to catch him when he ran after the rabbits I turned loose at the park..

I've had two interviews with the dog park police, and have been asked to talk to the police department psychiatrist. I don't know why.

What should I say when I go to this interview? I am completely lost without my dog.

Now I'm starting to worry that my tattoos might be an issue.

Thank you for any advice you might care to offer.

Posted by: H. Doody Shirken at July 15, 2017 10:39 AM (m9X4Y)

199 Where is that quote from? And is from today or yesterday?
Posted by: JoeF.

I found it excerpted from an article linked at Big Blue.
Here: http://tinyurl.com/yavhmnf9

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 15, 2017 10:39 AM (B9t7n)

200 lame engineer joke sock off

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)

Daedalus? Daedalus got board certified?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 10:39 AM (mkDpn)

201 These nothingburgers have a curious way of blowing up in the faces of Trump's enemies...

Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:39 AM (rmVvL)

202 Someone needs to photoshop Ackbar with Don Jr.

Of course with the caption ' IT'S A TRAP !!!! '

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM (IDPbH)

203 "I think some people get tattoos simply because they are icebreakers and conversation starters."

Might be better to just get a Comfort Toucan.

You walk into a bar with that on your shoulder, and you're gonna break the ice.
Trust me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM (J+eG2)

204 You can hardly find an unstated girl in our office. Some of them have them in technicolor all up and down their arms and legs. Sometimes I see a pretty girl with no tats and think at least she has some sense. Then next day she's wearin a v-neck blouse and sure enough, there's a tattoo on her chest.

Posted by: Tuna at July 15, 2017 10:27 AM (jm1YL)


The place I go to get my hair trimmed has a few high fashion type women working the front desk. There is one that always has some cutting edge haircut, who is pretty cute, great body etc. I'm guessing she's in her 30's, maybe 40. One day I noticed a dragon tattoo on her neck, and I mentioned that it was pretty cool, but had to hurt like hell. She says no it didn't, I'm pretty brave, I have 9 others.

In true moron fashion I have studied her real estate over my other visits and never really noticed 9 other tattoos, so who knows where they are.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM (aMlLZ)

205 Son got a leg tattoo on his 21st birthday (he knew I don't like them unless they are military). He really thought I wouldn't notice even as scatterbrained as I am that he was wearing long pants rather than shorts for a week? Bass clef, not objectionable really, but I think the only excuse for tattoos is military.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM (MIKMs)

206 203 "I think some people get tattoos simply because they are icebreakers and conversation starters."

Might be better to just get a Comfort Toucan.

You walk into a bar with that on your shoulder, and you're gonna break the ice.
Trust me.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM (J+eG2)



Don't forget the eyepatch.

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:41 AM (zSVEm)

207 Posted by: H. Doody Shirken


I believe it is now legal to marry a dog. That is probably your best bet as the police cannot force you to divorce your spouse.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something at July 15, 2017 10:42 AM (B9t7n)

208 192 /lame engineer joke sock off
Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:34 AM (wPiJc)


Don't sweat it. All us engineers are friggin lame anyway.

I don't tell anybody that I am one.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 15, 2017 10:42 AM (R/01c)

209 175; she's a really shitty driver, too.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2017 10:43 AM (KP5rU)

210 Per Sheppy yesterday, it doesn't matter -- everything Trump is lies, lies, and more lies.
Posted by: mustbequantum at July 15, 2017 10:33 AM

Speaking of mentors ...

Posted by: zombie Walter Cronkite at July 15, 2017 10:44 AM (UtEQe)

211 From Chuck Grasslys web site:

Fusion GPS and Rinat Akhmetshin, among others, were involved in the pro-Russia campaign in 2016, which involved lobbying congressional staffers to attempt to undermine the Justice Department’s account of Magnitsky’s death and the crime he uncovered, repeal the Magnitsky Act itself, and delay efforts to expand it to countries beyond Russia, according to Browder’s complaint. Akhmetshin, a Russian immigrant, has reportedly admitted to being a “soviet counterintelligence officer,” and has a long history of lobbying the U.S. government for pro-Russia matters. Fusion GPS was reportedly tasked with generating negative press coverage of Browder and Hermitage.


Can't find where Akhmetshin was an 'employee' of Fusion GPS, but they seem tied at the waist.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 10:44 AM (EgwCt)

212 What should I say when I go to this interview? I am completely lost without my dog.


******


"Whippet good!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:45 AM (wPiJc)

213 I don't have a problem with tattoos but I do think if you are going to get one it's lame to pick a tattoo out of a tattoo book.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (IDPbH)

214 I got most of my tattoos in prison.

Posted by: Weasel at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (Sfs6o)

215 I believe it is now legal to marry a dog. That is probably your best bet as the police cannot force you to divorce your spouse.

Posted by: Hopped Up On Something
________

The 5th amendment would work in your favor, too. They can't compel your dog to testify against you.

Posted by: FireHorse at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (zkGZ8)

216 Tattoos have been around for a thousand years. It's just been relatively recent that they have become a hipster trend. It was spread after the reality TV shows became popular.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:35 AM (IDPbH)
Reality TV has accelerated the trend, sure, but it has been steadily growing for about 30 years. It took off before Reality TV.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (7uYFy)

217 "Don't forget the eyepatch."

Where you gonna find a one-eyed toucan?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:47 AM (J+eG2)

218 While we're all sitting here bullshitting...

Type "Death Before Decaf" into any search engine.

The ven diagram of the slogan and tattoos is a single circle.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:48 AM (J+eG2)

219 don't have a problem with tattoos but I do think if you are going to get one it's lame to pick a tattoo out of a tattoo book.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (IDPbH)

Something from Fibonacci's notebook is always good...

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:48 AM (zSVEm)

220 These nothingburgers have a curious way of blowing up in the faces of Trump's enemies...
Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:39 AM (rmVvL)

True. But no one ever sees them blowing up in the faces of Trump's enemies. The media covers the headline that makes Trump look bad, but not the blowback.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 15, 2017 10:49 AM (7uYFy)

221 This morning's WTF health care datum:

Topical cream ABC. With the R.B. insurance & network:
----
ABC, 28 day supply - Qty = X

Ins Pay 121.60 + 5.00 copay = 125.60

----

ABC, 56 day supply - Qty = 2X

Ins pay 125.00 + 10.00 copay = 135.00
-----

................No insurance: Price = 620.00

(not sure if this is 28 or 56 day supply)
-----
WTF?

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2017 10:50 AM (OmhcY)

222 Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2017 10:50 AM (OmhcY)

125.60 = 126.60 !!

Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2017 10:51 AM (OmhcY)

223 Seems sort of odd to have a known Russian Counter-intelligance Officer touring the White House.

See my Post #197

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:51 AM (J+eG2)

224 135.00
-----

................No insurance: Price = 620.00

(not sure if this is 28 or 56 day supply)
-----
WTF?
Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2017 10:50 AM (OmhcY)

Maybe the payoff/kickback surcharge?

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:51 AM (zSVEm)

225 Might be better to just get a Comfort Toucan.

You walk into a bar with that on your shoulder, and you're gonna break the ice.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:40 AM


Alternatively, if you're a toucan, grip a human under your feet.

After all, if one can, toucan.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 10:52 AM (UtEQe)

226 I saw One-Eyed Toucan open for Jimmy Buffet at Red Rocks in '92.

There were a lot of Parrotheads in the audience that night.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:52 AM (wPiJc)

227 ".No insurance: Price = 620.00

(not sure if this is 28 or 56 day supply) "

Yeh...that might explain it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:52 AM (J+eG2)

228 Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:48 AM (zSVEm)

Cool if you're a mathematician.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:53 AM (IDPbH)

229 "After all, if one can, toucan."

Oh, well done!!!

BRAVO!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:53 AM (J+eG2)

230 Actually, IC, weekly reviews are very helpful in training someone up, and it is more important that catching each error as it happens and noting it.

You also need to watch and reinforce good actions and habits and get the kid working on his own to self monitor for success. (as far as possible)

"That was really good. You did [this], [this] and [this]. This was really elegant, what was your thinking when you did this?"
This turns into a mini-lesson with a feel-good payoff.

We are generally not trained to get our heads around the stuff we did right, and what it means. Young kids don't really have a lot of introspection, and young kids out of college tend to be the golden-retriever puppies of the working world.

My best instructors knew that, and got me on a path to want more success. The worst ones criticized only and were never positioning themselves to be any ways interested in my opinion or how I valued the job.

Any ways, [/lecture off.]

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (mkDpn)

231 Complaint filed with Justice Department (partial)

To assist them in the Campaign, based on information and belief, the following people have been hired to lobby on their behalf:
A. Rinat Akhmetshin – Russian national living in Washington D.C.
B. Robert Arakelian
C. Chris Cooper – CEO Potomac Square Group
D. Glenn Simpson - SNS Global and Fusion GPS
E. Mark Cymrot– Partner, Baker Hostetler
F. Ron Dellums -Former Republican Congressman
G. Howard Schweitzer – Managing Partner of Cozen O’Connor Public

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (EgwCt)

232 I have an interview Sunday with one of those "What does the heartland think?" groups.

I am one of several from our local conservative group picked to go. We are earning money for our Constitution Bee. Our stalwarts are out in force for this.

I can't decide if I'm the deeply informed intellectual heavy hitter or the plucky comic relief.

Anyone want to toss a question my way? I'll come back and read the thread after my next round of chores.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (hyuyC)

233 125.60 = 126.60 !!
Posted by: RioBravo at July 15, 2017 10:51 AM


I was told that there would be no math on this blog.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (UtEQe)

234 Well, I've got this ugly growth on my butt I was hoping you could help me with.

Posted by: One-eyed toucan on a Moron's shoulder at the doctor's office at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (wPiJc)

235 231 Umm,Ron Dellums is a Democrat...

Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (rmVvL)

236 Oh yeah.

The main topic is supposed to be centered on immigration.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (hyuyC)

237 I don't have a single tattoo. You would think if anybody had one I would have one. I don't because when I was a kid one of my older cousins got arrested for killing a state trooper. He didn't do it, and was cleared fairly quick. He got arrested because the dude who did actually do it had the same style tattoo on the same arm. It was a "distinguishing characteristic" I think they call it.

Lesson learned from an early age, no tattoos for me.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (aMlLZ)

238 and young kids out of college tend to be the golden-retriever puppies of the working world.

IC...

You need to buy some piddle pads.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (J+eG2)

239 FYI:

The "A-Hole" house town is pronounced "squim" not "seequim". It's a town on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington near Port Angeles.

Carry on.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 15, 2017 10:56 AM (17QyB)

240 232 I have an interview Sunday with one of those "What does the heartland think?" groups.

I am one of several from our local conservative group picked to go. We are earning money for our Constitution Bee. Our stalwarts are out in force for this.

I can't decide if I'm the deeply informed intellectual heavy hitter or the plucky comic relief.

Anyone want to toss a question my way? I'll come back and read the thread after my next round of chores.


Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (hyuyC



If you are supposed to be the party of the people, how is it that you are so clueless about what they want that you need a "what does the heartland think?" outreach?

Posted by: buzzion at July 15, 2017 10:56 AM (cAnNx)

241 "Anyone want to toss a question my way? "



How can we determine if she is a Witch?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:57 AM (J+eG2)

242 212 What should I say when I go to this interview? I am completely lost without my dog.


******


"Whippet good!"
Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 10:45 AM (wPiJc)

---

police BAD!!!

Posted by: Frankenstein's monster at July 15, 2017 10:57 AM (vChNs)

243 It is always entertaining to listen to people try and pronounce some of Washington's cities. Sequim is my favorite followed by Puyallup.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at July 15, 2017 10:58 AM (gppsv)

244 217 "Don't forget the eyepatch."

Where you gonna find a one-eyed toucan?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:47 AM (J+eG2)


---

go to the land of blind toucans. he will be the king

Posted by: Frankenstein's monster at July 15, 2017 10:58 AM (vChNs)

245 Umm,Ron Dellums is a Democrat...

Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (rmVvL)


Correct your are. From Daily Caller:

Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.

Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996.

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 10:59 AM (EgwCt)

246 OT, but the optimal number of orgasms for prostate health is.... 231.... and according to the study, the Science is Settled.
( Presented as a Public Service Announcement).

Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:59 AM (zSVEm)

247 Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (aMlLZ)

I was always fascinated that the Metallic members went so long without being tatted up. I think Hetfield eventually broke down.

Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:59 AM (IDPbH)

248 219 don't have a problem with tattoos but I do think if you are going to get one it's lame to pick a tattoo out of a tattoo book.
Posted by: Jack Sock at July 15, 2017 10:46 AM (IDPbH)

Something from Fibonacci's notebook is always good...
Posted by: kraken at July 15, 2017 10:48 AM (zSVEm)


----

go with a Rothko. it's classy

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 10:59 AM (vChNs)

249 Hey Salty..


What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?

Posted by: VIA, stuck in a Monty Python moment at July 15, 2017 11:00 AM (J+eG2)

250 IC,
The yawning incident shows his wealthy parents didn't teach him basic social skills, either.

I am not in the engineering business; however, I have worked for Fortune 100 and F50 companies. If your superiors will have your back, you need to be straight with the kid. Don't get all mom on him, just lay it out in a matter of fact manner.

Tell him behavior (like the client meeting) will not be tolerated, and then tell him what is proper behavior.

Tell him it's time to step up his game and dress like a professional (even though it's casual, there's still a standard).

When you do tell him these things, ask him, do you agree to do these things? Get him to agree. Then tell him exactly when you expect him to start. ( "so I can expect to see you alert and prepared to interact with the client in a professional manner at next Tuesday's meeting. Good.") You need to define what "alert" and "interact" and "professional manner" mean at your company.

Document all conversations.

Posted by: Flyover pilgrim at July 15, 2017 11:00 AM (ZHm8z)

251 How can we determine if she is a Witch?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 10:57 AM


LOL

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 11:00 AM (UtEQe)

252 OT, but I want to comment that Drudge appears to have gone completely to the dark side. This is disappointing because for years Drudge has been my go to political news source. I'm done with Drudge.

Posted by: Ladylibertarian at July 15, 2017 11:00 AM (fSuK4)

253 Lesson learned from an early age, no tattoos for me.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (aMlLZ)

---

until everyone has them except you...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 11:02 AM (vChNs)

254 Daily Caller link:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/07/12/exclusive-radical-dem-worked-
for-russian-lawyer-who-met-with-trump-jr/

All good stuff about the DEMOCRATS who were involved in this effort.

Funny how that complaint to Justice Dept listed him as (R).

Posted by: Slippery Slope Salesman at July 15, 2017 11:02 AM (EgwCt)

255 Posted by: IC at July 15, 2017 10:05 AM (gcme+)

As a fellow engineer I would not be offended at all. You should find out early if he's gonna hack it. If he cannot take constructive criticism, find it out now.

Posted by: F.N.G. at July 15, 2017 11:03 AM (kiSdp)

256 " This is disappointing because for years Drudge has been my go to political news source. I'm done with Drudge."

What is this "Drudge" of which you speak?

I often hear it used in conversation by the ancient ones and elders.

Some sort on ancient news thing, near as I can figure out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:03 AM (J+eG2)

257 What is the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow?
Posted by: VIA, stuck in a Monty Python moment at July 15, 2017 11:00 AM


Coastal or Heartland?

(If you're a Moron, you're expected to know these things.)

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 15, 2017 11:03 AM (UtEQe)

258 Posted by: steevy at July 15, 2017 10:33 AM (rmVvL)

One of the victims was a girl and her cousin. It was the girl's 21st birthday. Of course it's not "teens", it's Pakistanis. Given that the one victim I know about is also middle-eastern and was out with a guy and her face uncovered, I wouldn't be surprised if they claimed they were enforcing sharia. Admittedly, that is with minimal evidence, but it isn't a crazy supposition.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 15, 2017 11:03 AM (rp9xB)

259 "(If you're a Moron, you're expected to know these things.)"

Well, of course we know.

Salty needs to find out if they know.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:04 AM (J+eG2)

260
Anyone want to toss a question my way? I'll come back and read the thread after my next round of chores.


Posted by: NaCly Dog at July 15, 2017 10:54 AM (hyuyC


Why are some rights more equal than others...

ie, we are told abortion is a right, even though its not mentioned in the Constitution, and ANY control on it is knocked down by the Courts, yet Arms, which ARE specifically mentioned as a right, its OK to control to the point of absurdity.

Posted by: Don Q. at July 15, 2017 11:05 AM (NgKpN)

261 drudge is now being run by a ponytailed, bike riding, shitty guitar player. fuck that shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at July 15, 2017 11:05 AM (KP5rU)

262 Le NOOD Pre- thread

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:05 AM (J+eG2)

263 Lesson learned from an early age, no tattoos for me.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (aMlLZ)

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until everyone has them except you...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at July 15, 2017 11:02 AM (vChNs)


well I'll admit. I was at the Sturgis rally one year, and I saw this reaper with a purple hood cloak thing, and was holding a guitar exactly the style I use. I was sooooo getting that mofo. It was me. It was perfect. The wife says "not sure I want to wake up in the morning with that thing staring at me"

Foiled...

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 11:06 AM (aMlLZ)

264 The main topic is supposed to be centered on immigration.

Posted by: NaCly Dog


*****

Mr. Dog. May I call you NaCly? As a resident of the heartland, can you state the case for why the American taxpayer should or should not foot the bill for healthcare for the children of immigrants who are in this country illegally when the child is here through no fault of his own? Follow-up: What, if any share of this burden should be borne by the country of origin of said immigrants, and how could that be implemented?

I'm not sure how they might phrase such a question, but I would like to see someone turn the issue of bearing some of the financial burden of immigration back onto the corrupt governments of Mexico and Guatemala and Honduras, and others. If you could work that into one of your answers might be nice.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 11:07 AM (wPiJc)

265 243 It is always entertaining to listen to people try and pronounce some of Washington's cities. Sequim is my favorite followed by Puyallup.
Posted by: Quirky bookworm at July 15, 2017 10:58 AM (gppsv)


Yep. That one's "pew-allup".

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 15, 2017 11:09 AM (17QyB)

266 "Why are some rights more equal than others... "

Another serious one.

Why are some individuals afforded unequal protection under the law.

Case in point. Cities advocating that prosecutors consider the immigration status of arrestees prior to formal charging so that ICE cannot deport them for having committed a felony.

or

Judges sentencing illegal immigrants to terms one day shy of a year in length for the same reason.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:09 AM (J+eG2)

267 What is this "Drudge" of which you speak?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:03 AM


It dates from the time immemorial before Tinder, and even, unbelievably, before Twitter & Snapchat.

Posted by: Voice from the crypt at July 15, 2017 11:09 AM (UtEQe)

268 I'm on the East Coast and I swallow real fast.

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at July 15, 2017 11:10 AM (l7WNH)

269 I am mentoring a new engineer
----------

Muldoon's questions are very relevant. I'm also curious as if this is his first job.

I will say that I have been in the same circumstance.

In my case, the guy was not driven by his work while at work, which suggested to me that he would never likely become much of an engineer. He was sloppy in dress and manner, and did not show the deference to more experienced long-term engineers that they merited.

I'll never know, because he only lasted about a year before he was let go. This, in spite of the fact that he was a fraternity brother of the boss, which is why he was hired in the first place.

Being outside of the dynamics of your workplace, I really can't provide any reliable advice, but if the opportunity arises in conversation with your manager, you might *very gently* feel them out to see if they feel the same way. If so, then you have some back-up for giving the guy a gentle nudge.

A lot of these guys think that they are Steve Jobs.

Posted by: Beef-a-reeno Ad at July 15, 2017 11:11 AM (OdK9v)

270 OT, but the optimal number of orgasms for prostate health is.... 231....


*****


Did they specify a time interval. 'Cause I'm thinking 'overachiever'.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 15, 2017 11:11 AM (wPiJc)

271 Dammit.

*sheds stinky horse-feed sock*

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 15, 2017 11:12 AM (OdK9v)

272 Nood


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Posted by: The Ad Council at July 15, 2017 11:12 AM (BO/km)

273 Lesson learned from an early age, no tattoos for me.
Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at July 15, 2017 10:55 AM (aMlLZ)


Knew a guy who was certifiable as bad-ass offer the opinion to never have any "identifiable marks"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 15, 2017 11:15 AM (mkDpn)

274 JJ,
Did you get the comment about the MOH dentist you posted about?

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 15, 2017 11:27 AM (Lqy/e)

275 231 orgasms are best for optimal health.....



Per day?

Posted by: iNC Ref at July 15, 2017 11:29 AM (YsxdY)

276 "Per day?"

Per marriage

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 15, 2017 11:35 AM (J+eG2)

277 Just would like to add thats my kind of girl.

Posted by: Skip at July 15, 2017 02:36 PM (9g/6M)

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