Weird News Dump

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Wow, Saturday of Thanksgiving Weekend already. Just where the hell has the time gone?


What has happened recently that hasn't gotten much attention here at the AoSHQ?

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Enjoy these stories or something else that tickles your fancy in this open thread. No throwing leftovers, no running with sharp objects and no, 'ettes don't have cooties.

Have a great weekend!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 08:36 AM




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1 First nation.

Posted by: Elizabeth Warren at November 25, 2017 08:35 AM (CRLBR)

2 That teacher would go to jail here in SC.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 08:35 AM (mpXpK)

3 good morning glories

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 08:35 AM (/aIFg)

4 In my old HS chemistry was an 11th grade subject and any experiment using a bunson burner was closely supervised.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 08:37 AM (mpXpK)

5 Content...

On a Holiday Saturday?

Da Fuqua?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 08:38 AM (EyPfd)

6 Morning Horde!

Finished the first pot but, admittedly, son drank most of it.

Noticed this morning he carries in the house.

NTTAWWT

Posted by: Tonypete at November 25, 2017 08:39 AM (tr2D7)

7 I suppose that teacher who did the "zombie experiment" was protected by the union,

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 08:39 AM (mpXpK)

8 Yes it can!

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 08:39 AM (aC6Sd)

9 Sorry MH, that Sephora kid gets a pass.

That makeup is an "attractive nuisance."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (EZebt)

10 That teacher missed the whole point of the zombie apocalypse

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (aC6Sd)

11 as far as the little kid destroying the make-up, everyone should be clear - that is what almost ANY young kid (especially young boy) would do if left unsupervised. To them, it just looks like some cool finger paints, why not?

The culprit, as always, is the one who took that kid into the store and then let him run around doing whatever he wants while they ignored him completely.

reminds me of that old question, are people born innately "good" or "bad". As anyone who's ever raised kids (especially boys) knows, no one ever has to teach them how to act "bad". To teach them to do the other takes a hell of a lot of consistent effort applied over years.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (V2Yro)

12 1. "where the hell has the time gone..."

i'm way ahead of you. in the holiday moment i actually said "happy new year" to someone yesterday.

2. "you can do it" coffee...

spielberg claims he has never drunk a cup of coffee. ever see his cv on imdb?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (AxFdW)

13 willowed:

Bing it. There is a MSDS sheet for water.
Posted by: LochLomondFarms at November 25, 2017 08:19 AM (tVVMZ)


Lethal dose of water is about a gallon and a half consumed pretty quickly.

Dangerous stuff! More rules and regulations required. More government is always the answer.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 08:43 AM (ajiE5)

14 "I was quite shocked, I didn't see it coming," - kid watching video said

Posted by: bananaDream at November 25, 2017 08:43 AM (yRBj9)

15 Regarding the selfie/dead woman.

I find it a bit refreshing that Darwinism is trying to reestablish itself.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 25, 2017 08:45 AM (tr2D7)

16 Morning, y'all. Any leftovers?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:45 AM (MINbv)

17 Ugh, that "thruple" article. I never realized you could stack people in bed like Leggos.

Posted by: Marcus Forealius at November 25, 2017 08:46 AM (XKuq8)

18 There's a good NYT article today about State Dept bureaucrats having the vapors over Tillerson. It appears he's shitcanning them right and left. Apparently he announced going in that he was going to cut personnel by 31%. I didn't know that.

Conservative Treehouse:
https://tinyurl.com/y8xdd6zd

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 08:46 AM (398bZ)

19 "Turn this thread back on."

Heh, it got me too Bander.
Later
Leofb

Posted by: teej at November 25, 2017 08:46 AM (RQEuo)

20 Re: The Thruple

Understand that the only reason that works is that it's really a 3 way lesbian relationship. The girl gets to hang out all the time with her two best girlfriends, except that they wear non-detachable strap-ons.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 08:47 AM (V2Yro)

21 Stupid hunter in western NY shoots and kills a woman walking her dogs because he thought she was a deer. Even though he was in violation of several laws he has not been charged with anything.

That's nothing , in Minnesota the Somalis have a season for hunting Blonde Ladies in their PJs from inside cop cars. Tres proggressive.

Posted by: Jake from State Farm at November 25, 2017 08:48 AM (Jj+59)

22 except that they wear non-detachable strap-ons."

Well, we don't know if one (or both) have had their original equipment removed...so there's that.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:48 AM (MINbv)

23 If the catholic girls would give their employees birth control and free abortions this would not have happened.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 25, 2017 08:48 AM (BtQd4)

24 9 Sorry MH, that Sephora kid gets a pass.

That makeup is an "attractive nuisance."
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (EZebt)

But it is weird.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 25, 2017 08:48 AM (3/sUh)

25 18 Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 08:46 AM (398bZ)

That's the most positive thing I've read this morning. And a pleasant surprise, coming from Tillerson. He's been underwhelming (to say the least) thus far IMO.

Posted by: Marcus Forealius at November 25, 2017 08:49 AM (XKuq8)

26 one line in that Thruple article, I gotta give the gay guy props on:

"I guess I had an awakening after I had a sexual experience with a woman."

Hey, no shit buddy! We've all been there.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 08:49 AM (V2Yro)

27 Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (aC6Sd)

Interesting that the author of the article (see what all of you commenting so slowly has made me do? I had to actually read one of the articles and endanger my hordeliness!) committed an act of journalism and contacted the creator of the curriculum in question. Turns out that the 'lifeboat' style question wasn't in the curriculum. In fact, nothing in the assignment was part of the curriculum.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 08:51 AM (rp9xB)

28
Working on the side for cash while on retirement?

Putting a little 'assist' in Assisted Living.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 08:52 AM (ajiE5)

29 "Zombie based learning"? I thought the Common Core system had already been rejected.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 08:52 AM (/qEW2)

30 Catholic girls
In their little white dresses
Catholic girls
They never confesses

Posted by: Frank Zappa at November 25, 2017 08:53 AM (aC6Sd)

31 If you didn't get singed or lose eyebrows in chemistry class, you're doing it wrong.

If you didn't lose a finger to the band saw in shop class, yer doin' it wrong.

If you didn't slip pot into the brownie mix during Home Ec...

Posted by: Goody Eris, She-Wolf of Plymouth Rock at November 25, 2017 08:53 AM (qJtVm)

32 Catholic gurls
with their tiny little mustaches
Catholic gurls
Do you know how they go

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 08:54 AM (qJtVm)

33 Posted by: Goody Eris, She-Wolf of Plymouth Rock at November 25, 2017 08:53 AM (qJtVm)

Doing the latter may guarantee achieving the former.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 08:55 AM (rp9xB)

34 That KFC tent looks creepy. Like a cult thing.

Government skools are here to pass most chilluns time between K-12 until prison beckons and they don't do a very good job of that.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 25, 2017 08:55 AM (nUkMr)

35
Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (EZebt)

But it is weird.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 25, 2017 08:48 AM (3/sUh)

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Yup. So is Sephora. So is makeup!

I work with lots of millenial women, girls, really. Who have adopted the practice of wearing super-long false eyelashes. Totally weird. Maybe its just a Bay area thing?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:55 AM (EZebt)

36 Did somebody say something about Catholic schoolgirls?

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 25, 2017 08:56 AM (NWiLs)

37 and no, 'ettes don't have cooties.

WELL NOT WITH THAT ATTITUDE THEY DON'T

Posted by: hogmartin at November 25, 2017 08:56 AM (8xZLz)

38 If you didn't get singed or lose eyebrows in chemistry class, you're doing it wrong."

But the spokesjackwagon said "there were no chemicals involved" - said so right in the article!

(When I hear the "no chemicals" idiocy, the rage-o-meter gets pegged...)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:57 AM (MINbv)

39
Much like there's a fine line between a ripe and a rotten banana, there's a fine line between a "moderate" Republican and a left-wing Democrat.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 08:57 AM (sZVEY)

40 Nelson told Insider her post was "not mom-shaming or kid hating in the least," despite the reactions of some commenters.

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If the mom didn't pay proper attention to what her kid was doing, and then just *left* the store without paying Sephora, she should be ashamed. She's setting a really bad example.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 08:59 AM (/qEW2)

41 Did somebody say something about Catholic schoolgirls?"

I've got a Telefunken U 47....

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:59 AM (MINbv)

42 I hate that mommies excused that little bratling for destroying the makeup display at Sephora. That's like desecrating a sanctuary!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:01 AM (qJtVm)

43 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 08:59 AM (/qEW2)

Yes. It used to be a given that parents paid for what their kids broke. I did see advice to offer to pay their cost instead of retail mark-up, and that seems fair.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 09:01 AM (rp9xB)

44 Maybe its just a Bay area thing?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:55 AM (EZebt)


It's a Kardashian thing which is all over the country. On some women with thinning lashes it's a good thing. With some it looks like a spider is stuck to their eye.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 09:01 AM (ajiE5)

45 41 Did somebody say something about Catholic schoolgirls?"

I've got a Telefunken U 47....
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:59 AM (MINbv)

Add water makes it own sauce.

Why does it hurt when I pee?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 25, 2017 09:01 AM (3/sUh)

46 Who has two thumbs and a hit song about Catholic girls? And a wife who was Christie Brinkley too? This guy!

Posted by: Billy Joel at November 25, 2017 09:02 AM (QLvwG)

47
Now that the gopes dragged their feet on tax cuts just like they did on obamacare, how many tens of thousands of phone calls and emails do you think those 4 rotten fake Republlican senators received from fake Republican voters supporting their hesitation on tax cuts?

How long until we get Fake Polls showing, oh, 65% of American people Do Not Want Tax Cuts? Probably this Monday.

And then...tax cuts will be dead. We'll "try again" in 2019, they'll say.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:02 AM (sZVEY)

48 Faced with the rare and coveted opportunity to sleep in every day over this 4 day weekend, I have been up and wide awake by 7am each and every day. Dammit.

Posted by: Marcus Forealius at November 25, 2017 09:03 AM (XKuq8)

49 From the same page comes this nifty yet slightly disturbing "internet escape pod" from KFC that blocks signals so you can enjoy conversing with actual humans:

https://tinyurl.com/yc36vey4

The Colonel looks a little gropey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:03 AM (qJtVm)

50 "Yes. It used to be a given that parents paid for what their kids broke."

Kids...hell!
I remember when liberals used to tell then President Bush that all the time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 09:03 AM (EyPfd)

51 >>>An India man is headed for the Guinness Book of World Records after stuffing a staggering 459 drinking straws into his mouth at once.


I'll bet Dizzie Gillespie or Mick Jagger could beat that easily.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 09:04 AM (/qEW2)

52
Menagerie a trois, very sexy. That's French, ya know.
European, even.

We should be more like Europe.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Maybe at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (4XCge)

53 In addition to picking three people to sacrifice, students in Will Grieger's class were asked to name 25 objects in their home that could be used to kill a zombie, and then write a scene with a main character killing a zombie with those objects. This also raised concern for Diedrich.

"I don't think it's healthy for anyone to think about 25 ways to kill someone," she said.


Any 9th grader with a shameful weak-ass number like that would be ejected from my class.

Posted by: Mr. Mattis at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (8xZLz)

54 18 There's a good NYT article today about State Dept bureaucrats having the vapors over Tillerson. It appears he's shitcanning them right and left. Apparently he announced going in that he was going to cut personnel by 31%. I didn't know that.
_______________________

Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (fqUgw)

55 I was in Arizona over the holiday. Everyone I talked to hates Jeff Flake, says he's an idiot, and thing Kelli Ward is going to be his replacement.

Minor contretemps in the valley when a hot mic revealed Jeff Flake and the supposedly good conservative (but more importantly Mormon) mayor of Mesa talking at lunch together and calling Trump an idiot. The mayor's in office til 2020, but a backlash against him has already started.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:07 AM (V2Yro)

56 I'll bet Dizzie Gillespie or Mick Jagger could beat that easily.
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Jagger could probably stick more than that in another bodily orifice of his that has seen a lot of traffic over the years, IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:07 AM (fqUgw)

57 There's a good NYT article today about State Dept bureaucrats having the vapors over Tillerson. It appears he's shitcanning them right and left. Apparently he announced going in that he was going to cut personnel by 31%. I didn't know that.
_______________________

Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (fqUgw)

I don't trust Tillerson

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2017 09:08 AM (SjImc)

58
Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (fqUgw)


Hopefully, Rick Perry of Dept of Energy is gonna throw some Obama embeds out the door soon. He's been awful quiet.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (ajiE5)

59
I think Kelli Ward is next on the Must Destroy list.
They'll give her the Roy Moore treatment.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (sZVEY)

60 Oddly enough, Harbor Freight (AKA, The Dollar Store For Men) is having a sale.

http://tinyurl.com/y7u3h5va

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (EyPfd)

61 "Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds."

State Dep't is nothing but Obama embeds, senior Clinton embeds, and Jew-hating James Baker embeds.

No matter who Tillerson is getting rid of, it's a solid move.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (V2Yro)

62 (When I hear the "no chemicals" idiocy, the rage-o-meter gets pegged...)
Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:57 AM (MINbv)
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Don't get me started on modern "chemistry sets", which are basically packs of Kool-Aid. Check out these babies from a more sane era (except maybe having radioactive materials):

https://makezine.com/2008/11/25/great-balls-of-fire-2/

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (qJtVm)

63 Tillerson is clearing out the rot which is oldsters who get a cushy "job description" space taking position and never retire. They do little but cause trouble, take up space, get enormous senior salaries, and are topping up their federal pensions. Also the younger productive staff can't get promoted. Retire! Get out! Scram! Tillerson was just months away from mnadatory retirement at Exxon and sees the benefits of it. They all claim to be experts. They are experts at drawing big salaries, not doing much, and foisting their 1990's foreign policy antiquated crap on everyone else. And they are not being fired but "retired". Big diff.

Posted by: Lester at November 25, 2017 09:10 AM (LfJIn)

64 President Trump declines Times man of the year, with that company I would too

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 09:10 AM (aC6Sd)

65

Does harbor freight sell body bags?

Asking for a fiend.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:10 AM (sZVEY)

66 Shouldn't that be "Covfefe Can Do It?"

Posted by: Boots at November 25, 2017 09:11 AM (EBwPV)

67
I don't trust Tillerson
Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 25, 2017 09:08 AM (SjImc)
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I don't either, but he's what we've got (at least for now).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:11 AM (fqUgw)

68 40 If the mom didn't pay proper attention to what her
kid was doing, and then just *left* the store without paying Sephora,
she should be ashamed. She's setting a really bad example.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 08:59 AM (/qEW2)


She should be sued and forced to make restitution plus pay court costs.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:12 AM (mpXpK)

69
Don't get me started on modern "chemistry sets", which are basically packs of Kool-Aid. Check out these babies from a more sane era (except maybe having radioactive materials):

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:09 AM (qJtVm)


My parents gave me a rock collection/geology kit with a chunk of uranium in it. I understand the new kits have an IOU from Hillary Clinton where the uranium used to be.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 09:12 AM (ajiE5)

70 Doctor, it burns when I pee!!!

Posted by: Johnny Storm, the Human Torch at November 25, 2017 09:12 AM (V2Yro)

71 From the EMT .. Obama seemed to want to put tens of millions on the government dole for life ... redistribution of wealth, while destroying the country ... a twofer.

They still believe that putting $1 of printed money into the system "creates" almost $2 economic "growth" magically, forever. So the welfare class grows, maybe it props up some markets, but the working class got squeezed more than ever.

So they also opened borders AND exported jobs, squeezing the working class even more. And with all that funny money, we get Bezos surpassing Soros maybe in riches used for anti-American activism.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 09:13 AM (/aIFg)

72 Does harbor freight sell body bags?

Asking for a fiend.
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I don't know about Harbor Freight, but Amazon sells them.

Under $20 each. For all your corpse-removal needs.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (fqUgw)

73 "no, 'ettes don't have cooties."

Research. We need more research.

*off to write NIH, NSF, and NEH grants*

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (hyuyC)

74 Frank Zappa was a sage

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (aC6Sd)

75 ' Does harbor freight sell body bags? '

Would a wood chipper work?

http://tinyurl.com/yaqa8h8o

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (EyPfd)

76 There's a good NYT article today about State Dept bureaucrats having the vapors over Tillerson. It appears he's shitcanning them right and left. Apparently he announced going in that he was going to cut personnel by 31%. I didn't know that. _______________________
Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (fqUgw)

Excellent! We need a 31% across the board cut in all fed pretend/make work programs.

Merry Christmas BFYTW.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (nUkMr)

77 Good morning. I got nothin.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:15 AM (lwiT4)

78 If Tillerson gets rid of all the most experienced people at State, how will we continue our legacy of failure into the next several decades?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 25, 2017 09:15 AM (oVJmc)

79 Yes. It used to be a given that parents paid for what their kids broke."

Kids...hell!
I remember when liberals used to tell then President Bush that all the time.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 09:03 AM (EyPfd)


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Did the twins do something? I seem to recall them getting drunk at a party, but I don't recall them damaging property and then trying to bolt.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 09:16 AM (/qEW2)

80 Frank Zappa was a sage
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He was the inspiration for Scarborough Fair.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:16 AM (lwiT4)

81 Nelson told Insider her post was "not mom-shaming or kid hating in the least," despite the reactions of some commenters.




I am so sick of this shaming bullshit. If she wasn't minding her kid and let the kid ruin it then she should pay for it and never be allowed in the store again. People need to grow up and take responsibility for their actions.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2017 09:16 AM (SiINZ)

82 Our public school systems are F*CKED.
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Just yesterday, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said, "It's Too Bad That The People Who Really Know How To Run The Country Are Busy Teaching School"

Right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (NL+DJ)

83 Mike Hammer - that is seriously deranged.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (lwiT4)

84 He was the inspiration for Scarborough Fair.
Posted by: grammie winger
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Rosemary? Is that you.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (NL+DJ)

85 52 Skandia Recluse, Maybe

Add Skandia to research team. Looks for data on if hot threesomes with cheerleading nurses change reclusiveness.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (hyuyC)

86 I find it a bit refreshing that Darwinism is trying to reestablish itself.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
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I was out and about in western PA this past summer, and noticed people riding bicycles on the shoulder of the interstate highway. Apparently it's legal??

I'm surprised the bicycle morons in the Chicago area haven't demanded this accommodation yet, although given how crowded the highways are here and the way people drive that would be some instant Darwin right there

Posted by: Boots at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (EBwPV)

87 Just yesterday, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said, "It's Too Bad That The People Who Really Know How To Run The Country Are Busy Teaching School"

Right.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (NL+DJ)


That car needs to be rear ended constantly until the idiot owning it grows a brain.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 25, 2017 09:19 AM (y7DUB)

88 Check out these babies from a more sane era"

Ah, my old Gilbert Chem set, plus "real steel" Erector set (and yes, I had the one with the electric motor. Pimped out, it was)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:19 AM (MINbv)

89 Check out these babies from a more sane era"

Ah, my old Gilbert Chem set, plus "real steel" Erector set (and yes, I had the one with the electric motor. Pimped out, it was)
Posted by: Anon a mouse
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I still have the remnants of my Gilbert Chemistry set. My dad was so impressed with my obsession with the No. 8 1/2 Erector set that I got one Christmas, that he gave me a No. 10 the following Christmas.

Best 'toy' I ever had.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:22 AM (NL+DJ)

90
Woke up at 4:00. Too tired to get up, too awake to go back to bed. Another hard day ahead.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (U5cpR)

91 "They do little but cause trouble, take up space, get enormous senior salaries, and are topping up their federal pensions." by Lester

That "Trump's War" article yesterday (FrontPage) Bannon said 7 of the 9 richest counties in the country are around DC.

Way too much money flowing through a centralized point of control, and much of it is probably the bribes and special interest money, not just the bloated salaries of government time wasters. And if one adds in the suitcases of cash that get distributed in fat envelopes of graft, it is probably much higher.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (/aIFg)

92 I still have the remnants of my Gilbert Chemistry set.
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And, that introduced me to the wonder of home-brew black powder. Many toy soldiers suffered in consequence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (NL+DJ)

93 WaPo has an article today about how blacks in Alabama are not enthused about the Dim senate candidate there, Doug Jones.

Jones needs to get Obama-level voter turnout from AL blacks in order to beat Moore, and it ain't happening.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (fqUgw)

94 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:19 AM (MINbv)
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Did you have the atomic energy one, the U-238? It has a cloud chamber and Geiger counter!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilbert_U-238_Atomic_Energy_Laboratory


Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:24 AM (qJtVm)

95 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 09:16 AM (/qEW2)

They were not even drunk. Just drinking at a bar with college friends when they were under 21. But they were children of a Republican so they must be destroyed for the good of the country.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 25, 2017 09:24 AM (2DOZq)

96 Woke up at 4:00. Too tired to get up, too awake to go back to bed. Another hard day ahead.



Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (U5cpR)
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I can never go back to sleep when I wake up either. I used to try to. Now I just say 'oh well' and get on with it.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:24 AM (lwiT4)

97 86 I was out and about in western PA this past summer,
and noticed people riding bicycles on the shoulder of the interstate
highway. Apparently it's legal??



I'm surprised the bicycle morons in the Chicago area haven't
demanded this accommodation yet, although given how crowded the highways
are here and the way people drive that would be some instant Darwin
right there

Posted by: Boots at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (EBwPV)

Its not legal on any interstate that I know of. They normally have a minimum HP or engine size requirement to be used on an interstate or in some cases on any highway..

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:24 AM (mpXpK)

98 Heck, my son was warned about writing a story in which his main character punched someone. At his last school, he had to change his Taekwondo shirt that read "Punch Hard, Kick Hard" because it promoted violence.

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (eIQHF)

99 I need a "Well Behaved Women Seldom Walk Into Doors" bumper sticker.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (y7DUB)

100 and noticed people riding bicycles on the shoulder of the interstate highway. Apparently it's legal?? "

Yep. A brain fart from about a decade or so ago gave states the authority to control Interstate access, so several immediately said "Hmm. How can we virtue signal now?" and presto, bikes on interstates.

Next to a 70mph 51 foot semi trailer...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (MINbv)

101 87; not possible. the car would be destroyed before an ounce of brain matter would show. hell, at least the car is good for something.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (KP5rU)

102 87 Just yesterday, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said, "It's Too Bad That The People Who Really Know How To Run The Country Are Busy Teaching School"

Right.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (NL+DJ)

That car needs to be rear ended constantly until the idiot owning it grows a brain.
Posted by: Captain Hate at November 25, 2017 09:19 AM (y7DUB)

I've never understood this tendency to turn teachers into heroes. I have a teacher in my step family. He's a good man and a good teacher--but a hero.
Society is pretty messed up--shouldn't teachers be willing to take the blame for that?

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (nBr1j)

103 NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM

If a militant feminist can turn a straight hetero alpha male extrovert into a beta male introvert, then perhaps some hot three-way group sex can cure a recluse of his social paranoia, eh?

Worth a try. Build some self-esteem and some self-confidence with a little encouragement.

Is there a stipend for participating in your study?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Maybe at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (4XCge)

104
Well then I guess wapo needs to "find" a black "victim" of Roy Moore!

Wapo will have us believe Roy Moore signed the fake black victim's yearbook with something racist, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (sZVEY)

105 And, that introduced me to the wonder of home-brew black powder. Many toy soldiers suffered in consequence.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (NL+DJ)

Ah, yes. The trip to the pharmacy to buy salt-peter. Hoping you didn't get asked, "What are you using it for?"

''Cause my mom puts some in Dad's coffee every morning."

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (ajiE5)

106 I was out and about in western PA this past summer, and noticed people riding bicycles on the shoulder of the interstate highway. Apparently it's legal??

Posted by: Boots at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (EBwPV)


It shouldn't be, if it is. 125cc minimum, no exceptions. This isn't 'Nam, there are rules.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (8xZLz)

107 93 Jones needs to get Obama-level voter turnout from AL blacks in order to beat Moore, and it ain't happening.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (fqUgw)

Since Obama lost AL I don't think that would even work.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (mpXpK)

108 Did you have the atomic energy one, the U-238? "

Nah. Not explosive enough...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (MINbv)

109 man, my erector set didn't have an electric motor. I built with Lincoln Logs more often ... could build a little fort, but army men in, then use my artillery to destroy it.

Artillery was just a little spring loaded cannon with plastic shells, but I juiced up the ammo since short pencils would fit in just as well. Later I moved up to the BB gun from a longer distance.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 09:27 AM (/aIFg)

110 Just yesterday, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said,
"It's Too Bad That The People Who Really Know How To Run The Country Are
Busy Teaching School"



Right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (NL+DJ)



Still better than the "Ben Jealous 2018" bumper sticker I saw last week.

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 09:27 AM (eIQHF)

111 I'm surprised the bicycle morons in the Chicago area haven't
demanded this accommodation yet, although given how crowded the highways are here and the way people drive that would be some instant Darwin right there

Posted by: Boots at November 25, 2017 09:18 AM (EBwPV)



Set up bike lanes on the Dan Ryan and watch the hilarity ensue

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2017 09:28 AM (SiINZ)

112 Well then I guess wapo needs to "find" a black "victim" of Roy Moore!
__________________

Or they could just point out that all Moore's "victims" were white, and run ads asking why Moore refused to molest any little black girls.

Clearly he's raaaaaaacist!

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:28 AM (fqUgw)

113 Eastern Pa most highways have no non motor vehicles permitted signs

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (aC6Sd)

114 Re: thruple. I thought women were fastidious. How could she stand the notion of being penetrated by something regularly covered in feces?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (/qEW2)

115 Cabela's has Hi-Point 9mm's on sale for $86.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (398bZ)

116 Ah, yes. The trip to the pharmacy to buy salt-peter. Hoping you didn't get asked, "What are you using it for?"

''Cause my mom puts some in Dad's coffee every morning."
Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply
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Pint jars of both potassium nitrate and powdered sulphur were just on the shelf. Check-out person thought nothing about it. They thought nothing about a 10 year old buying it. These days, if anyone bought it they would freak out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (NL+DJ)

117 We have bike lanes on the major roads in our local city. i have never seen a bike used on one of them. They just made the 4 lane roads that eased traffic two lane for no reason. Did I say the local town is a college town run by liberal Democrats?


Even the local college yuppies still use the sidewalks as bike paths.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:31 AM (mpXpK)

118 I've never understood this tendency to turn teachers into heroes. I have a teacher in my step family. He's a good man and a good teacher--but a hero.
Society is pretty messed up--shouldn't teachers be willing to take the blame for that?
Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 25, 2017 09:25 AM (nBr1j)


There are a few good ones but most of them are lazy loads that entered the field because they wanted to "change the world" but were too fucking dumb and undisciplined to make it through law school. Plus having the entire summer off will attract the slackers.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 25, 2017 09:31 AM (y7DUB)

119 Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 25, 2017 09:14 AM (nUkMr)

Trump needs to have the same thing done with ICE. It is still staffed with Obama holdovers. Unfortunately the Dept of Homeland Security does not have a permanent head yet.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 25, 2017 09:31 AM (2DOZq)

120 Insty and Zip aren't adding much content this morning and the Horde is typing slowly. At this rate I will need to go do something useful.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 09:32 AM (rp9xB)

121 Yes, our public schools are shite. My son, who worked hard to graduate early from high school, failed the ASVAB. The passing score for this general knowledge exam is a 31, and is meant to reflect the percentage of the population that is expected to pass this test. So even with that low bar he still couldn't pass.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2017 09:33 AM (ppaKI)

122 Since Obama lost AL I don't think that would even work.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (mpXpK)
_____________

LOL. Yep, good point. But it's WaPo, where lefty hope (or delusion) springs eternal.

The article said many blacks in AL don't even know there's a special senate election coming up in December.

Moore may win even bigger than expected.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:33 AM (fqUgw)

123 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (/qEW2)

She's messed up.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 09:34 AM (rp9xB)

124 At this rate I will need to go do something useful.

That seems extreme.

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 09:34 AM (eIQHF)

125 Skandia Recluse, Maybe

Well, I'll see what the grants will approve. I'll do my best.

It could be that you are the one giving the self-esteem to your two cheerleading nurses. I think NSF counts that as an "in-kind" stipend.

With my luck, I'll get a certain former girlfriend looking my grant over. Then your choice of women is limited to work-study cheerleading nurses from the Home for the Disabled Unsymmetrically Aged.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 09:34 AM (hyuyC)

126 Cabela's has Hi-Point 9mm's on sale for $86.
Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (398b

Better have done your gainzzz and a bunch of curls before you buy it. It is a freaking anvil. That said, I am a fan since I have a number of these disposable firearms.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 25, 2017 09:35 AM (2DOZq)

127 "Jones needs to get Obama-level voter turnout from AL blacks in order to beat Moore, and it ain't happening."

This happens over and over in every state in the South, and it's where the Democrat's bet on Identity Politics really falls apart. Obama was able to pull together a coalition due to his unique abilities to appeal to Black voters as a Black man and Liberal Whites as a Liberal.

Outside of that, black voters won't show up to vote for much of anyone except a black candidate. just like Hispanic voters only care about voting for hispanic candidates, and other than that just don't care.

Turnout is where the whole progressive election model breaks down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

128 Pint jars of both potassium nitrate and powdered sulphur were just on the shelf. Check-out person thought nothing about it. They thought nothing about a 10 year old buying it. These days, if anyone bought it they would freak out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (NL+DJ)


I remember having to ask the pharmacist, on raised platform so he looked about eight feet tall, for the stuff. The early days of the Nanny State.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 09:37 AM (ajiE5)

129 Yes, our public schools are shite. My son, who
worked hard to graduate early from high school, failed the ASVAB. The
passing score for this general knowledge exam is a 31, and is meant to
reflect the percentage of the population that is expected to pass this
test. So even with that low bar he still couldn't pass.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2017 09:33 AM (ppaKI)
=============================

I was pleasantly surprised this week to learn that the 8 year old has passed her multiplication tables up to times 12, and now is halfway through the division tables. Sheer memorization, which I thought they had done away with. She's in Charter school tho, so maybe they don't have to teach the goofy crap methods.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:39 AM (lwiT4)

130 At this rate I will need to go do something useful"

On a holiday weekend? WTF?

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:39 AM (MINbv)

131 >>>>There's a good NYT article today about State Dept bureaucrats having the
vapors over Tillerson. It appears he's shitcanning them right and left.
Apparently he announced going in that he was going to cut personnel by
31%. I didn't know that.

_______________________



Hopefully he's getting rid of all those Obama embeds.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:05 AM (fqUgw)



I don't trust Tillerson
,.
.
.
.If the NYT is bitching and moaning about what he is doing, he is good in my book.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 25, 2017 09:39 AM (+Dllb)

132 Good morning all!


Yes, our public schools are shite. My son, who worked hard to graduate
early from high school, failed the ASVAB. The passing score for this
general knowledge exam is a 31, and is meant to reflect the percentage
of the population that is expected to pass this test. So even with that
low bar he still couldn't pass.
=====

My kids have told me that in our district, it was so tough that college and carpenter exam were easy. Nowadays, we have bought into the decline, but even five years ago, they were taught rigorously.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 09:39 AM (MIKMs)

133 Its not legal on any interstate that I know of. They normally have a minimum HP or engine size requirement to be used on an interstate or in some cases on any highway..
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party

I believe it is legal in Colorado. Riding I-70 is the only way to get over the continental divide on a bike.
I have seen bicycle riders on I-70 in Colorado. There used to be a guy that rode from Denver to Grand Junction (or was it the other way around?) non-stop over the 4th of July weekend.
Yes, that's crazy, but there are a lot of hardcore bicyclists in Colorado.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at November 25, 2017 09:40 AM (S6Pax)

134 chemicals - I always was enamored with metallic sodium, the pure stuff. Pretty hard to get, drop a pure cube of it (smaller than a sugar cube) into water and it blows up in a very satisfying fashion.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:41 AM (V2Yro)

135 Insty and Zip aren't adding much content this morning and the Horde is typing slowly. At this rate I will need to go do something useful.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette


Do you have a fever? Lay down and rest.
That's just crazy talk.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at November 25, 2017 09:41 AM (S6Pax)

136 NaCly Dog

So you are saying this would be a blind study and participants don't pick the other team members.

That could still work, assuming the experiment will be recorded and observed by social studies scientists.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Maybe at November 25, 2017 09:42 AM (4XCge)

137 127 "Jones needs to get Obama-level voter turnout from AL blacks in order to beat Moore, and it ain't happening."

This happens over and over in every state in the South, and it's where the Democrat's bet on Identity Politics really falls apart. Obama was able to pull together a coalition due to his unique abilities to appeal to Black voters as a Black man and Liberal Whites as a Liberal.

Outside of that, black voters won't show up to vote for much of anyone except a black candidate. just like Hispanic voters only care about voting for hispanic candidates, and other than that just don't care.

Turnout is where the whole progressive election model breaks down.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

I wonder if church going Afro Americans would be a little less willing to tolerate perversion and pro-abortion extremism in a white candidate. And then again, maybe this Jones guy isn't white. I'm too lazy this morning to look him up.

Posted by: Northernlurker, the lurkingest lurker of the north. Still proudly lurking. at November 25, 2017 09:42 AM (nBr1j)

138 >>>>And, that introduced me to the wonder of home-brew black powder. Many toy soldiers suffered in consequence.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:23 AM (NL+DJ)



Ah, yes. The trip to the pharmacy to buy salt-peter. Hoping you didn't get asked, "What are you using it for?"



''Cause my mom puts some in Dad's coffee every morning."
.
.
.And you could make smoke grenades out of it that would burn underwater too.

IIRC correctly we cut it half and half with sugar added some cannon fuse and wrapped it tight in foil. Dense clouds of smoke.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (+Dllb)

139 121 Yes, our public schools are shite. My son, who worked hard to graduate early from high school, failed the ASVAB. The passing score for this general knowledge exam is a 31, and is meant to reflect the percentage of the population that is expected to pass this test. So even with that low bar he still couldn't pass.
Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 25, 2017 09:33 AM (ppaKI)
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Maybe he's just not a good test-taker? They have prep classes for the ASVAB which might be worth a look.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (qJtVm)

140 I think I'll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Is that wrong?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

141 Ask yourself why this CO story is not being broadcast 24/7 like the Moore story. The picture should make it obvious.


http://tinyurl.com/y9azjfww

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (mpXpK)

142 The school bunsen burner experiment gone awry reminds me of my college days as a chemistry major. I lost my eyebrows and the front part the hair on my head several times. I can't count the number of times I singed the hair off my arms.

One of the grad students got third-degree burns on parts of her her arm due to an explosion. She was fortunate not to be injured further.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (nvMvs)

143 chemicals - I always was enamored with metallic sodium, the pure stuff. Pretty hard to get, drop a pure cube of it (smaller than a sugar cube) into water and it blows up in a very satisfying fashion.
Posted by: Tom Servo

In my earlier days of being a synthetic chemist (now about 30 years ago), there was a product I was making that used several pounds of metallic sodium and metallic potassium.
Prepping that every morning made me more than nervous. Work fast, work scared.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at November 25, 2017 09:44 AM (S6Pax)

144 140 I think I'll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Is that wrong?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (lwiT4)
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If not you, then who?

If not now, then when?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:44 AM (qJtVm)

145 And then again, maybe this Jones guy isn't white. I'm too lazy this morning to look him up.
______________

He's white. Pasty, pasty white.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:45 AM (fqUgw)

146 the teachers here just resolved a strike, without actually quite getting to the walkout date. They say they don't make the state average, but that is mostly because we are down state and they include all the Chicago salaries which now average around $92K (after they went on strike before the 2012 election).

Hard to fire them, they retire early (55) with golden (unfunded) pensions, and continuing ed gets them higher pay regardless of how worthless those classes are. Government unions suck ... especially when they have such a monopoly on something so important.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 09:45 AM (/aIFg)

147 My favorite thing in chemistry class was burning the magnesium strips.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (2DOZq)

148 If not you, then who?



If not now, then when?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:44 AM (qJtVm)
===================

Pumpkin pie it is, then!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (lwiT4)

149 I think I'll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Is that wrong?


Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (lwiT4)


Only if you don't pile on the whipped cream.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (QLvwG)

150 Off to brew more coffee and try out the Paleo pancake mix I got at Tarzhey. I'm going to guess it's shite, but I'm game.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (qJtVm)

151 Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 09:45 AM (/aIFg)
=======================


I remember those days. Then we got Walker.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:47 AM (lwiT4)

152 Only if you don't pile on the whipped cream.


Posted by: Count de Monet at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (QLvwG)
=====================

OMG I almost forgot the whipped cream!!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:48 AM (lwiT4)

153 ***** I was pleasantly surprised this week to learn that the 8 year old has passed her multiplication tables up to times 12, and now is halfway through the division tables. Sheer memorization, which I thought they had done away with. She's in Charter school tho, so maybe they don't have to teach the goofy crap methods.
Posted by: grammie winger
======

We had a public school teacher that drilled the kids to do 60 (or was it 100?) multiplications in a minute. Had to memorize. It has served them well. When you get to higher levels, wasting time thinking about building block stuff is not helpful.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at November 25, 2017 09:48 AM (JyFLk)

154 Pumpkin pie it is, then!
Posted by: grammie winger


Maybe with a glass of chilled red wine, or a mimosa.

Start the day off on the wrong foot.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at November 25, 2017 09:48 AM (S6Pax)

155 "And then again, maybe this Jones guy isn't white. I'm too lazy this morning to look him up."

He's white. Jones started lying about his positions after the Moore allegations hit. Newspapers are now reporting that he doesn't endorse partial-birth abortion, etc. He's a doctrinaire lefty who's trying to run as a moderate now.

Tomorrow's the deadline to register to vote.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:49 AM (398bZ)

156 Off to brew more coffee and try out the Paleo pancake mix I got at Tarzhey.


What makes it Paleo, coconut or almond flour?

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 09:49 AM (eIQHF)

157 I am not surprised by that school assignment. Most school assignments are a waste of time. That is a perfect example of being busy and learning nothing. My son has friends in both public and private schools, and he feels so bad for his friends at all the time they have to waste doing dumb assignments. They think he isn't learning anything at home because he doesn't have to do 4 hours of homework a night. Jokes on them.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at November 25, 2017 09:50 AM (gppsv)

158
The particular pickle the Democrats are in is hilarious.
They can't send their party's "heavyweights" down to Alabama to gin up the vote for Doug Jones because that will backfire and energize the Republican base.

One idiot on Fake News suggested they send obama's big ugly wife down there. Yes, please, please do that.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:50 AM (sZVEY)

159
When the go low, we go high!!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:50 AM (sZVEY)

160 141 Ask yourself why this CO story is not being broadcast 24/7 like the Moore story. The picture should make it obvious
_________________

C'mon, obviously it would be raaaaaacist to criticize this guy's behavior.

I read an article yesterday about a 9-year old in Peru who had been impregnated by her mother's live-in boyfriend. The girl told cops that the guy had been raping her @ 8 - 10 times a day for months.

You have to wonder what the hell these mothers were doing while their kids were being sexually molested daily right under their noses. Is anybody that unobservant, or were these pathetic women just too drugged-up to care?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:50 AM (fqUgw)

161 My favorite thing in chemistry class was burning the magnesium strips.
Posted by: Roc Ingersol


Sounds hawt.

Those are for Grignard reactions. (pronounced Green-yard).

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....unfrozen caveman moron at November 25, 2017 09:51 AM (S6Pax)

162 "Tomorrow's the deadline to register to vote."

It's Monday, not tomorrow.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:51 AM (398bZ)

163
Newspapers are now reporting that he doesn't endorse partial-birth abortion, etc.

Tomorrow he'll be a big gun rights guy.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 09:51 AM (sZVEY)

164 What makes it Paleo, coconut or almond flour?
Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 09:49 AM (eIQHF)
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Hobo.

Also almonds, coconut, cassava, eggs, and monk fruit (?).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:52 AM (qJtVm)

165 I think I'll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Is that wrong?"

That's the second WTFark this AM.

Next, you people will be putting carrots in chili or something...

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:53 AM (MINbv)

166 It's Birch Benders brand. The package has cave men and wooly mammoths on it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:53 AM (qJtVm)

167 Good morning!

It's another beautiful day in naturalfakeland!


Regarding selfie death-

I think the reason women/girls are so fascinated with taking selfies-

is that it's perceived as a cheap and easy way for them to add value to themselves as women.

Almost every single selfie is "cute"...so the girl is cute!

And the selfie is spread around via their personal media machine, i.e.. cellphone....so it feels like celebrity!

And then the affirmation of friends, etc also feels like celebrity!


Most guys don't take selfies. I think I might take 2-3 per year, mostly as a kind of joke.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 25, 2017 09:53 AM (9q7Dl)

168 "Tomorrow he'll be a big gun rights guy."

That's part of his schtick now, too. He's saying that "sensible gun laws" don't infringe on 2nd Amendment rights, etc.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:54 AM (398bZ)

169 168
"Tomorrow he'll be a big gun rights guy."



That's part of his schtick now, too. He's saying that "sensible gun laws" don't infringe on 2nd Amendment rights, etc.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:54 AM (398bZ)

Has a reporter even asked him to name a "sensible gun control law"? And then ask him where is bill for repeal of the 2nd amendment.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 09:56 AM (mpXpK)

170 My favorite thing in chemistry class was burning the magnesium strips."

HS teach did a show by pumping powdered iron filings across a broad flame. Sparkly!

(no, we didn't add aluminum, so there)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:56 AM (MINbv)

171 Read some of the comments to that F*cked schools article and Yup, that one at least is on the train to FUBARville.

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 25, 2017 09:56 AM (fcxP2)

172 And then the affirmation of friends, etc"

You go girl!!!!!


Snort.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:57 AM (MINbv)

173 Has a reporter even asked him to name a "sensible gun control law"? And then ask him where is bill for repeal of the 2nd amendment.

I doubt it. Newspapers here are so in the bag for Democrats, it's ridiculous.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at November 25, 2017 09:58 AM (398bZ)

174 I think I'll eat pumpkin pie for breakfast. Is that wrong?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

I did...and it was gooood.

Posted by: BignJames at November 25, 2017 09:59 AM (1Oy/Q)

175 Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 25, 2017 09:50 AM (fqUgw)

The 14 year old in CO said they had sex twice total so the mom is probably less at fault there. Lord knows, you think your kid is safe and with a group and that doesn't always turn out to be the case. I give the mom props for taking the girl to a pregnancy center instead of PP. If she'd "just made it all go away" at PP the guy would still be free to prey n others.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:00 AM (rp9xB)

176 I was pleasantly surprised this week to learn that the 8 year old has passed her multiplication tables up to times 12, and now is halfway through the division tables. Sheer memorization, which I thought they had done away with. She's in Charter school tho, so maybe they don't have to teach the goofy crap methods.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 09:39 AM
~~~~~

That's great! I was told that if I wanted my kids to learn their times tables I would have to teach them myself as the teachers didn't have time for that, what with all the important new methods they had to teach.

They were never really taught cursive either (just "introduced" to it) and their signatures prove that.

As a result, sent them to a private Catholic high school which spent the first six weeks of freshman year bringing all students up to par. Best decision I ever made but $$$.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 25, 2017 10:01 AM (HiDrR)

177 Nolte has a good article on Moore at Breitbart, sums up the issues, not that much there.

Mostly the thing got traction thanks to Bezos buying WaPo and making it a pure propaganda rag. He's the $100B man now, intent on controlling our lives with Facebook manipulation and his own news outlet.
https://tinyurl.com/yd4x8hdg

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 10:01 AM (/aIFg)

178 136 Skandia Recluse, Maybe

Forget Social Scientists. They can't count.

You are allowed to keep your eyes open. I'll probably ask for a wide-angle Go-Pro camera and recording technology. Per Deplorable Jay, we can add anti-communist and anti-socialist messages to the film quality research results.

It's all about the data. TOPS, MTBO etc. [total per session; mean time between orgasms, etc.]

For the dedicated researcher looking at the data, we would not go to the open market. Specialized places could stock the results behind a curtain. You would be included in the royalties payments.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:02 AM (hyuyC)

179 128,
Pint jars of both potassium nitrate and powdered sulphur were just on
the shelf. Check-out person thought nothing about it. They thought
nothing about a 10 year old buying it. These days, if anyone bought it
they would freak out.



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (NL+DJ)



I remember doing that in 4th grade and then discovered a gun store where I could buy black power and a mail order place that sold waterproof cannon fuse. Nowadays I'd be up on a federal explosives rap before age 12. But then I could also buy guns mail order too back then.

Posted by: geoffb at November 25, 2017 10:03 AM (zOpu5)

180 While my mom is in the hospital her friends and I are dealing with her "collecting problem".

I just started telling her about it last night. She is not angry! God is good!

Posted by: blaster at November 25, 2017 10:03 AM (NGY3q)

181 I deem these pancakes Not Bad!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 10:04 AM (qJtVm)

182 Posted by: IrishEi at November 25, 2017 10:01 AM (HiDrR)

The sad thing with the passing of cursive, as a day-to-day thing not just the inability to read historical documents, is that the connected nature of cursive letters is a huge benefit to those (well, me at least) with dyslexia.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:04 AM (rp9xB)

183 Posted by: blaster at November 25, 2017 10:03 AM (NGY3q)

That is a huge blessing.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:06 AM (rp9xB)

184 I remember doing that in 4th grade and then discovered a gun store where I could buy black power and a mail order place that sold waterproof cannon fuse. Nowadays I'd be up on a federal explosives rap before age 12. But then I could also buy guns mail order too back then.

Posted by: geoffb
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By the time I was in the 5th or 6th grade we were electrically detonating home made squibs. Under water too.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 10:06 AM (NL+DJ)

185 My favorite thing in chemistry class was burning the magnesium strips."

I was a big chemistry nerd as a kid.

Reading a college chemistry book, I stumbled across a recipe for thermite.

So, I made some and took it over to a friend's house and thought we'd go burn it over on this gravel road several blocks over.

Thermite's hard to light up so I made some "gunpowder" to act as a fuse.

Anywho, I went to go pee and my friend decided that he'd light it up then and there-

on their new picnic table.

Burned straight through. Left huge scorched patch.


Yeah....I wasn't very popular around there for a loooooooooooong time.


Posted by: naturalfake at November 25, 2017 10:06 AM (9q7Dl)

186 Just yesterday, I spotted a car with a bumper sticker that said, "It's Too Bad That The People Who Really Know How To Run The Country Are Busy Teaching School"

Right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:17 AM (NL+DJ)


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Croiky. People whose job is to indoctrinate children are experts when it comes to understanding the impact of their hare brained politics? That seems implausible. Also they have a conflict of interest since they are unionized. They'll always favor big government.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 10:06 AM (/qEW2)

187 "But then I could also buy guns mail order too back then."

Still can.

I've had everyone from Big Brown to the USPS deliver them to the door.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 10:06 AM (EyPfd)

188 I deem these pancakes Not Bad!

The mister is in the kitchen making French toast and bacon while I finish my coffee. Maybe I will try the Paleo pancakes next week.

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 10:08 AM (eIQHF)

189 blaster - does your mom have a tendency to horde things? My late mother-in-law was an extreme hoarder, to the point where it made it difficult even to go to her house. She was a lovely, fun lady - but she could not pass up buying junk and never ever letting it go. The thought of throwing something out made her anxious and angry.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:08 AM (lwiT4)

190 Will the zombies eat the feminists first? I'm willing to pay that price.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 25, 2017 10:08 AM (rnAwa)

191 Burned straight through. Left huge scorched patch. "

If only we had left a patch... rather than a crumbled mess o'brick patio...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 10:09 AM (MINbv)

192 I was in Arizona over the holiday. Everyone I talked to hates Jeff Flake, says he's an idiot, and thing Kelli Ward is going to be his replacement.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:07

Need to do more research on Ward. 2 of her staffers quit last month because they don't think she can handle the pressure that causes candidates to betray voters when they get to DC.

Daily Caller link:
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8jtcq2f

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 25, 2017 10:09 AM (uukDD)

193 Bezos is literally Lex Luthor.

Posted by: Monk at November 25, 2017 10:10 AM (g4lFK)

194 Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:08 AM (lwiT4)

There seems to be a lot of emotional issues involved in extreme hoarding. My observation is that the inability to let go of physical things reflects an interior inability to let go of situations that weren't under that person's control.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:12 AM (rp9xB)

195
Chemistry is fun until you start working with hygroscopic and pyrophoric materials. Titanium tetrachloride. Alkylaluminums. Organometallics. Stuff that can only be handled in a glove box or Schlenk tube.

Shock-sensitive materials, though, that's a whole 'nother level.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2017 10:12 AM (FFLpu)

196 What in the blue blazes do zombies have to do with geography?

Posted by: rickl at November 25, 2017 10:13 AM (sdi6R)

197 The sad thing with the passing of cursive, as a day-to-day thing not just the inability to read historical documents, is that the connected nature of cursive letters is a huge benefit to those (well, me at least) with dyslexia.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:04 AM
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I never thought about the dyslexia thing! But have no doubt leftist academia is thrilled wrt inability to read historical documents.

Posted by: IrishEi at November 25, 2017 10:14 AM (HiDrR)

198 Save the world. Eat more chips!


Fatty acids released into the air from cooking may contribute to the formation of clouds that cool the climate, say scientists.

Fatty acid molecules comprise about 10% of fine particulates over London, and such particles help seed clouds.

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at November 25, 2017 10:15 AM (e8kgV)

199 Polliwog - I know she grew up with a dad who drank away each paycheck. Most weeks, she would have to take the bus to go stay with her aunt, because there wasn't enough food in the house. I think having all that stuff around her made her feel like she had "enough". But it really affected her quality of life.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:15 AM (lwiT4)

200 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2017 10:12 AM (FFLpu)

I can't remember which YouTube channel it was that the kids were watching about chemistry stuff, but they were talking about the highly unstable explosive compound that the Germans developed. The list of places it couldn't be kept safely was hilarious because exhaustive.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:15 AM (rp9xB)

201 I don't know about Harbor Freight, but Amazon sells them.



Under $20 each. For all your corpse-removal needs.


Bet they don't pick em back up full.

Posted by: DaveA at November 25, 2017 10:16 AM (FhXTo)

202 Why does every picture of Bernie Sanders make him look like a drooling idiot? Oh wait, I think I know the answer. He is a drooling idiot.
https://tinyurl.com/y8tmb54o

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 25, 2017 10:16 AM (N3JsI)

203 One always has to think what alternative motive is in a Leftist eye.

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 10:16 AM (aC6Sd)

204 You can get saltpeter at the pharmacy!?
Hmmmmmmm...........

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 10:18 AM (aC6Sd)

205 One always has to think what alternative motive is in a Leftist eye.

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Beyond tune in, turn on, and drop out?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:18 AM (+y/Ru)

206 SIL had a neighbor, very wealthy, who hoarded flour and sugar. Pounds and pounds of it completely unusable were found after she passed.
She lived through the depression and war rationing. Wasn't going to o without ever again.
Many reasons for hoarding. Bet that's the top one.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 25, 2017 10:19 AM (N3JsI)

207 But really if I was to get into chemistry first would love to try to make guncotton

Posted by: Skip at November 25, 2017 10:20 AM (aC6Sd)

208 Off to brew more coffee and try out the Paleo pancake mix I got at Tarzhey. I'm going to guess it's shite, but I'm game.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:46 AM (qJtVm)


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I thought processed carbs would have been out - I thought it was just raw vegetables, berries and meat.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 10:20 AM (/qEW2)

209 "Many reasons for hoarding. Bet that's the top one."

Mrs VIA's late Great-Aunt was born in 1911.

The only effect of living through the depression that we could ever see was a respect or what you have, and not being wasteful.

But no hoarding.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 25, 2017 10:22 AM (EyPfd)

210 Nah. Not explosive enough...

Heh.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 09:26 AM (MINbv)


Yeah, right?

Posted by: The Nuclear Boy Scout at November 25, 2017 10:22 AM (Vji0+)

211 206
SIL had a neighbor, very wealthy, who hoarded flour and sugar. Pounds
and pounds of it completely unusable were found after she passed.
She lived through the depression and war rationing. Wasn't going to o without ever again.
Many reasons for hoarding. Bet that's the top one.


Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 25, 2017 10:19 AM (N3JsI)

My Mom grew up during the depression and when we cleaned out her kitchen we found shelves full of stuff like that which was out of date by years.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 10:22 AM (mpXpK)

212 Beyond tune in, turn on, and drop out?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:18 AM (+y/Ru)
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Even Timothy Leary evolved his philosophy to "Turn on, tune in, boot up". These folks need to stop co-opting hippie tropes and join the modern era.

I hated seeing all the peace signs and tie-dye during Gulf War I. It's only more aggravating now.

Bezos will be shooting lasers at us from his base on the dark side of the Moon!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 10:23 AM (qJtVm)

213 The sad thing with the passing of cursive, as a day-to-day thing not just the inability to read historical documents,

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There was a documentary on about the In Cold Blood Clutter family murders. They showed statements written by each of the low life perpetrators. They both had beautiful handwriting, far better than mine.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

214 research on Ward. 2 of her staffers quit last month because they don't think she can handle the pressure that causes candidates to betray voters when they get to DC.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 25, 2017 10:09 AM (uukDD)

So Renee Ellmers the 2nd?

Posted by: golfman at November 25, 2017 10:24 AM (2bIeR)

215 Many reasons for hoarding. Bet that's the top one.
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When I was growing up, most men saved screws and nails (babyfood jars were good) because even weighing them was too expensive for most and they remembered. My hardware store until recently sold nails, screws, and chain by weight. I really miss that. The stupid plastic packages are very expensive overall.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 10:24 AM (MIKMs)

216 Hadrian the Seventh

There is a research group in Munich that specializes in extremely energetic compounds. Their research papers were alway a hoot. I'd want more blast shields, but they went through plenty.

I've done a lot of Schlenk ware and glove box chemistry. I worked with air and water sensitive compounds. Some of them were light sensitive and pyrophoric to boot, so vampire chemistry techniques were needed. Liquid potassium was fun.

The one I respectedfeared the most was t-butyl lithium. Got some stories.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:24 AM (hyuyC)

217
The Christmas tree is up, lights installed. Christmas cactus has buds. My work is done.

Except for the thousand other things I do. The to-do list lasted the summer virtually unscathed. One of these days.

The problem is; when I have money I have no time. When I have time I have no money.

Posted by: Ace Tractor Seat Supply at November 25, 2017 10:25 AM (ajiE5)

218 Someone on the earlier thread was ripping Bob Dylan, acknowledging that he was a great songwriter but a lousy singer who anyone could imitate. People who say this then usually go into an over the top rendition of "Like a Rolling Stone"--How does it feeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeell?"

While I admit that not every singer is everyone's cup of tea, Dylan actually has a good voice --for the songs he writes or chooses to sing. He sings with passion and feeling. Or understatement---whatever he's trying to convey in any particular song at any particular moment.
And not only is he a great singer and songwriter, he's an excellent judge of talent and has always played with the best musicians and gets out of them whatever he needs. And he's done a variety of styles--folk, country, gospel, blues, rock--and everything in between---and has put his personal stamp on every one of them.
His latest Bootleg Series ---an overview of his "Born Again" phase when he converted to Christianity (1979/81)--is quite simply, a revelation , no pun intended. This was a phase I largely ignored when it came out , but I'm floored listening to it now.
Again, if YOU don't like him, it doesn't mean he sucks.
Just had to get this off my chest.

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

219 Cute kitten picture:

https://tinyurl.com/yaz6z2wh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:26 AM (8+Ozj)

220 Cute older cat picture:

https://tinyurl.com/yb6ud9nb

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:27 AM (8+Ozj)

221 FenelonSpoke

Cute, but if that kitty starts Prancersizing, I'm out of here.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:28 AM (hyuyC)

222 My Mom grew up during the depression and when we cleaned out her kitchen we found shelves full of stuff like that which was out of date by years.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 10:22 AM (mpXpK)
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My mom is very clean and orderly, not a hoarder, but she too was a child during the Depression and cannot bear to part with things past their expiration date. Even condiments in jars can't last forever in the fridge. When I point to makeup dated from many administrations back she says "It's still good!"

In the back of her mind is always "It could happen again". And it can.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 10:28 AM (qJtVm)

223 Lovely photo of dogs by a lake:

https://tinyurl.com/yaqngfxd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:29 AM (8+Ozj)

224 My kids got me hooked on the Netflix series, Stranger Things, over the weekend. I'm about half way through. Have any of you watched the whole thing, and is it worth it to complete?

Seems more than a bit dark.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 25, 2017 10:29 AM (lJW6d)

225 FenelonSpoke

Next to that second picture there was a pair of jogging pants for sale. OM needs that picture for the chess thread.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:29 AM (hyuyC)

226 Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:28 AM (hyuyC)

What is pancercizing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:30 AM (8+Ozj)

227 The sad thing with the passing of cursive, as a day-to-day thing not
just the inability to read historical documents, is that the connected
nature of cursive letters is a huge benefit to those (well, me at least)
with dyslexia. Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at November 25, 2017 10:04 A
=====

Another missed opportunity is the lack of 'block printing'. Clarity is lost -- probably deliberately. Sad to watch little kids trying to write (mostly boys) and the serifs are all over the place. D'nealian (or whatever it is called) is an abomination.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 10:30 AM (MIKMs)

228 I am
not a hoarder but if I was extremely wealthy I would be considered an over the top prepper. The Greenbrier would have had nothing on me.

Posted by: Roc Ingersol at November 25, 2017 10:31 AM (2DOZq)

229 JoeF - I'm a Dylan fan too. The older I get, the more I appreciate him. The only thing I can't figure out is how did a Jewish boy from Duluth (which in itself is puzzling) make it to the big time? I picture in my head some music producer from New York traveling to Hibbing to hear a disheveled looking guy with a raw voice, and saying "This kid's got it!"


I know that's not how it happened, but the thought amuses me anyway.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

230 224 My kids got me hooked on the Netflix series, Stranger Things, over the weekend. I'm about half way through. Have any of you watched the whole thing, and is it worth it to complete?

Seems more than a bit dark.
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 25, 2017 10:29 AM (lJW6d)

Yes I have and yes it is. If you're already hooked, see it through.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (ywNoU)

231 Rommel loved Panzercising.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (rnAwa)

232 218,
JoeF.

Agree.

Posted by: geoffb at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (zOpu5)

233 FenelonSpoke

Hope you are not sorry you asked:

https://youtu.be/o-50GjySwew is the original video. She does seem fit.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:33 AM (hyuyC)

234 When I was growing up, most men saved screws and nails (babyfood jars were good) because even weighing them was too expensive for most and they remembered. My hardware store until recently sold nails, screws, and chain by weight. I really miss that. The stupid plastic packages are very expensive overall.
Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 10:24 AM (MIKMs)
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My dad made a series of rotating holders with baby food jars nailed to them to hold the nuts and bolts and nails. I thought it was the coolest thing. Also small drawers full of washers and tools and odds and ends.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 10:33 AM (qJtVm)

235 Thanks, Insomniac. I'll "power through".

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 25, 2017 10:33 AM (lJW6d)

236 Go to any pawn shop and many an old man's saved tools and fasteners are there. It's sad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:35 AM (hyuyC)

237 ... know what? i suspect the trump years will fly by much faster than the obama years.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at November 25, 2017 10:36 AM (AxFdW)

238 He was demonstrating how to use them and too much came out, she said. Usually that doesn't happen, it was just a mistake. (He) is a really good chemistry teacher.

...

Inthink that while he was pouring the alcohol in, the fire caught onto the bottle by accident, she said.

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A good chemistry teacher who pours alcohol from a bottle onto or near an open flame. Good in what sense?

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 25, 2017 10:36 AM (t5m5e)

239 "You can do it!" -Coffee

And there my troubles began.

Posted by: mindful webworker - alternate state at November 25, 2017 10:36 AM (ftdxp)

240 A good chemistry teacher who pours alcohol from a bottle onto or near an open flame. Good in what sense?
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 25, 2017 10:36 AM (t5m5e)

Setting things on fire and blowing shit up are what chemistry is all about! 'Murica!

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 25, 2017 10:38 AM (ywNoU)

241 You can do it!" -Coffee

And there my troubles began.
Posted by: mindful webworker - alternate state at November 25, 2017 10:36 AM (ftdxp)

Coffee is just a motivator. I will actually partner with you.

Posted by: Hold My Beer at November 25, 2017 10:38 AM (2DOZq)

242 Coffee is just a motivator. I will actually partner with you.
Posted by: Hold My Beer at November 25, 2017 10:38 AM (2DOZq)

You're a bad influence is what you are.

Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 25, 2017 10:38 AM (ywNoU)

243 Lovely photo of dogs by a lake:

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Yesterday as the dogs and I were walking at the lake, we saw a bald eagle perched on a branch of a large tree.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:39 AM (+y/Ru)

244 Do not do this to your friends:

After they send e-mails saying "Things are really difficult and I'd be glad for prayer," don't not return their e-mails and then write back weeks later saying "I've been thinking of and praying for you." Really?!! Maybe you could have written something weeks ago and said something/anything supportive when I arranged for us to have coffee. Narcissists stink at being friends and it's a problem when you like their family better than you like them-and probably give more emotional support to their family than they may get from their spouse.

Sorry for the rant. i have not had to deal with this type of "friend' before.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:39 AM (8+Ozj)

245 "I'm just a gigolo and everywhere I go


People know the part I'm playin' "


Basically, I am the male version of Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Such is my fate.

I remember you, Paolo, when you were a young lad with ever so much to learn.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at November 25, 2017 10:40 AM (zCyNd)

246 JoeF - I'm a Dylan fan too. The older I get, the more I appreciate him. The only thing I can't figure out is how did a Jewish boy from Duluth (which in itself is puzzling) make it to the big time? I picture in my head some music producer from New York traveling to Hibbing to hear a disheveled looking guy with a raw voice, and saying "This kid's got it!"


I know that's not how it happened, but the thought amuses me anyway.
Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

He went to New York and started playing the folk clubs and got noticed pretty quickly. Folk music was big at the time--there was a market for it--and he had an aggressive and connected manager who quickly got him an audition with CBS records , a record contract and others to cover his songs.
He arrived in NYC in 1961 and was a household name by 1965, so his rise was rapid.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 10:40 AM (7uYFy)

247 A "good "chemistry teacher who pours alcohol from a bottle onto or near an open flame.

Not a good experimentalist. Or lab teacher. Or good at burn first aid. Other than that, what you got?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:40 AM (hyuyC)

248 I like Bob Dylan. Always have. He is a fine musician; i don't care that he doesn't have great voice. I also appreciate he keeps a low profile and is not one of the entertainers that feels a need to lecture people who disagree with whatever his political POV are-whatever they are

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:41 AM (8+Ozj)

249 Rommel loved Panzercising.

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He put Tigers in his tanks

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

250 You know, these leftover French's Crispy Fried Onions are pretty good right out of the package. Who needs green bean casserole?

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 25, 2017 10:42 AM (QLvwG)

251 Chores await. Thanks for the fun and laughs.

Have a great day, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:42 AM (hyuyC)

252 Not a good experimentalist. Or lab teacher. Or good at burn first aid. Other than that, what you got?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:40 AM (hyuyC)


We call it "accelerant".

Posted by: Academy of Arson Investigators at November 25, 2017 10:43 AM (zCyNd)

253 JoeF - Here's a clip from 1964, with a little biographical introduction. Newport Folk Festival.


Mr. Tambourine Man


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeP4FFr88SQ

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:44 AM (lwiT4)

254 When I was growing up, most men saved screws and nails (babyfood jars
were good) because even weighing them was too expensive for most and
they remembered. My hardware store until recently sold nails, screws,
and chain by weight.

My dad and uncles still do. They live in the country, and it saves an hour worth of drive time to the hardware store when they are working on stuff at their homes. They also "shop" in each others' storage garages.

Posted by: no good deed at November 25, 2017 10:45 AM (eIQHF)

255 Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 25, 2017 10:33 AM (hyuyC)

She has a odd voice.

I thought pranzercise was something related to "On Donner, On Prancer" except that riding a reindeer the kitten was going to fly away on the stuffed toy.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:46 AM (8+Ozj)

256 What is pancercizing?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:30 AM (8+Ozj)




It's an exercise you get by invading European countries. Thought to be invented by the exercise guru Heinz Guderian

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2017 10:46 AM (SiINZ)

257 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:39 AM (+y/Ru)

Neat!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:47 AM (8+Ozj)

258
There is a research group in Munich that specializes in extremely energetic compounds. Their research papers were alway a hoot.

That would be Thomas Klapotke's group. Wonder what their casualty rate is.

A vial of fluoroalkylaluminum compound exploded while I was decomposing it. Drove glass into my midsection. The resulting investigation killed two projects.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 25, 2017 10:48 AM (U5cpR)

259 Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson accused of 'motorboating' singer by 'burying head in her boobs' as Joss Stone looked on

The singer in question is Antonia Jenae. Not attractive.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

260 My mom never threw out anything and it wasn't because of the depression, it was because we were poor. This fad for minimizing by tossing unwanted or little used items is elitist. Rich people can afford to replace items. Poor people can't.

Posted by: vivi at November 25, 2017 10:49 AM (11H2y)

261 Santa's little helper is in major decorating mode today.

Time to put up the tree!

Posted by: ALH at November 25, 2017 10:50 AM (myWJh)

262 My dad and uncles still do. They live in the country, and it saves an
hour worth of drive time to the hardware store when they are working on
stuff at their homes. They also "shop" in each others' storage garages.
=====

The reason I mentioned it is because we are trying to clear out my house -- and every drawer including the garage is full of those screws and nails -- and my hoarding seems to run on that axis. Gaaah. Why do I have spare screws from an item that I got rid of years ago? My confession: I am a hardware hoarder, please forgive me.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 10:51 AM (MIKMs)

263 Thought to be invented by the exercise guru Heinz Guderian

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 25, 2017 10:46 AM (SiINZ)


Read his book. Magnificent.

Posted by: George S. Patton at November 25, 2017 10:51 AM (zCyNd)

264 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)

If you're a boob burying you head in someone's boobs that you're not in an intimate relationship with and in public, the person probably doesn't need to be attractive as long as their boobs are

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:51 AM (8+Ozj)

265 Young Catholic girls scarred for life link:
"I think that while he was pouring the alcohol in, the fire caught onto the bottle by accident," she said.

Agreed with not that good a teacher!! Not sure what that had to do with the kitchen, though, MH.

[swirling scene set to flashback music duhn duhn dnn]

Kids' Chem sets - what WERE they thinking?

Liked to take a tiny spoonful of powdered iron (wasn't it?), sprinkle it over the flame of the alcohol lamp, watch it sparkle. Did it lots of times, no problem. For me.

I was lying on my bed, older brother was at the desk in front of me, repeatedly creating sparkles. My theory is, he got the little metal spoon too close to the flame, and it was still hot when he stuck it back in the iron filings bottle.

No great boom, but one big, BIG Flash! Over half a century later, if I close my eyes, I can still see the silhouette of my brother, sitting at the desk, surrounded by brighter-than-flashbulbs brilliance.

We lived. Scarred for life? Nah. Just another day in the 1960s.

Posted by: mindful webworker - alternating realities at November 25, 2017 10:52 AM (ftdxp)

266 If motorboating on your private island is wrong, I don't want to be right.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 10:52 AM (H7ZyP)

267 The singer in question is Antonia Jenae. Not attractive.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 10:49 AM (+y/Ru)


Depends on your point of view.

Posted by: R. Branson at November 25, 2017 10:52 AM (zCyNd)

268 250 You know, these leftover French's Crispy Fried Onions are pretty good right out of the package.

----------------------

Even better when dipped in ketchup.

Posted by: olddog in mo at November 25, 2017 10:53 AM (uukDD)

269 Greetings fappers and fappees.

I'm still waiting for the R ampersand D Dept. at Keurig to include a remote control for their coffee maker. Timers are nice, I guess, if you want to actually awaken at a predetermined time to coffee, but who wants to do that?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2017 10:53 AM (tRaq7)

270 Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:32 AM (lwiT4)

He went to New York and started playing the folk clubs and got noticed pretty quickly. Folk music was big at the time--there was a market for it--and he had an aggressive and connected manager who quickly got him an audition with CBS records , a record contract and others to cover his songs.
He arrived in NYC in 1961 and was a household name by 1965, so his rise was rapid.
Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 10:40 AM (7uYFy)


I have absolutely no interest in folk music, and find Dylan a pretentious twit, but there is a movie, Inside Llewyn Davis, by the Cohen brothers, about that era, that scene. It's a wonderful movie.

Probably worth checking out... if you actually LIKE that type of music.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 10:54 AM (Pz4pT)

271 250 You know, these leftover French's Crispy Fried Onions are pretty good right out of the package.

Try them on a tuna sammich or wrap.

Sounds weird but it works beautifully.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2017 10:55 AM (ul9CR)

272 JoeF - Here's a clip from 1964, with a little biographical introduction. Newport Folk Festival.


Mr. Tambourine Man


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeP4FFr88SQ
Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:44 AM (lwiT4)

Wow. Looks like 100 years ago.
And that old commie Pete Seeger.....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 10:55 AM (7uYFy)

273 My sister in law is pissed, cause there is a hiring freeze with DOS, she had just completed a counselor course now can't get a job at Tokyo Embassy...I told her, oh well government shouldn't be a guarantee job. She blames Trump...

Posted by: KWDreaming at November 25, 2017 10:56 AM (PafTy)

274 Mr. Branson said " When you are a rich famous guy, you can grab women by the pussy...or tits. They let you. Especially if you plan ahead, and put 'Virgin' on everything."

Posted by: newsweek aka miklos at November 25, 2017 10:56 AM (zCyNd)

275 Setting things on fire and blowing shit up are what chemistry is all about! Murica!
Posted by: Insomniac - Nobody in Particular at November 25, 2017 10:38 AM (ywNoU)

--

This overachiever lost his hand:


http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=22554

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at November 25, 2017 10:57 AM (t5m5e)

276 Virgin boss Sir Richard Branson accused of 'motorboating' singer by 'burying head in her boobs' as Joss Stone looked on

There's another method of motorboating of which I am unaware?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2017 10:57 AM (tRaq7)

277 Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 10:52 AM (H7ZyP)

Is that the kind of entitled attitude Richard Bransons ha?s-that I invited you to my island and therefoer all options are open? The attitude of entitlement among entertainers, politicians and sports figure is irritating.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:57 AM (8+Ozj)

278 Wow. Looks like 100 years ago.
======================


I know. Look at the woman on stage. I don't know who she is but she's wearing a dress, and seems to be carrying a handbag. And look at the audience - politely listening and no one is on their phone.

Posted by: grammie winger at November 25, 2017 10:57 AM (lwiT4)

279
Probably worth checking out... if you actually LIKE that type of music.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 10:54 AM (Pz4pT)

Yes. The Coen brothers do an excellent job --as they always do--of evoking that era. You don't need to like folk music ( which Dylan hasn't essentially done since 1964) to enjoy this music. You just need to like the Coen brothers.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 10:58 AM (7uYFy)

280 2+2=I'm going to tear your face off and eat it.

Posted by: Zombie Based Learning at November 25, 2017 10:58 AM (r9UYA)

281 I've really been getting into Sun Ra lately. I don't like the more dissonant, free jazz squonk, but the funkier, fun side of the Arkestra I find irresistible. Easily the strangest jazz band ever but they sure made jazz FUN instead of taking itself so seriously all the time:

https://tinyurl.com/plnoqms

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2017 10:59 AM (ul9CR)

282 I see Sarah Huckabee-Sanders likes to bake pies.

She's a good girl.

Posted by: ALH at November 25, 2017 11:00 AM (myWJh)

283 PieGate

The Left and MFM (birm) have lost their freakin minds.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 25, 2017 11:00 AM (ul9CR)

284 >>>Is that the kind of entitled attitude Richard
Bransons ha?s-that I invited you to my island and therefoer all options
are open? The attitude of entitlement among entertainers, politicians
and sports figure is irritating.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke<<<

Alcohol may have played a role in his "inappropriate" behavior.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 11:00 AM (H7ZyP)

285 I really like Sarah Huckabee Sanders. I liked the last guy too-what's his name-but she is even better.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 11:01 AM (8+Ozj)

286 280 2+2=I'm going to tear your face off and eat it.

Posted by: Zombie Based Learning at November 25, 2017 10:58 AM (r9UYA)


Join today! before the Obama budget runs out on Sept. 31!

Posted by: Teach for America! at November 25, 2017 11:01 AM (zCyNd)

287 Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 11:00 AM (H7ZyP)

Convenient excuse.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 11:02 AM (8+Ozj)

288 Ok, living with shortages during the great depression and WWII may explain why some people hoard food. Why do they hoard cats? AFAIK, there has never been a shortage of cats.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 11:02 AM (/qEW2)

289 yeah, preppers are the new horders ... sorta.

I save a lot of old family history, even average stuff my Mom had kept from when I was a kid. One computer is on a little work table that was made from the formica cutout where the sink went in, from about 1956.

But I also buy productive items that might be called prepping. Beer and wine equipment, tools, equipment ... things that I may use now some, but will hold value and can produce things.

Ideally people would think in terms of investing in local production instead of tossing savings in the globalist banks or mutual funds. That money supports Wall Street and foreign countries more than US. Even putting cash in a local small bank can be helpful, but "they" arranged for us to get zero interest on that now.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 25, 2017 11:02 AM (/aIFg)

290 Antonia Jenae

http://bit.ly/2A5DCih

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

291 Ok, living with shortages during the great depression and WWII may explain why some people hoard food. Why do they hoard cats? AFAIK, there has never been a shortage of cats.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 11:02 AM (/qEW2)

Careful. Disclosure will be at our choice of time, place, and method of communication. Meow, etc.

Posted by: the "visitors" from Nubiru at November 25, 2017 11:05 AM (zCyNd)

292 Antonia Jenae

http://bit.ly/2A5DCih
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

Looks like we're gonna need a bigger motor for that boat....

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 11:05 AM (7uYFy)

293 Antonia Jenae



http://bit.ly/2A5DCih

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 25, 2017 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)


She's got Bette Davis eyes Aretha Franklin tracts of land

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (QLvwG)

294 Probably worth checking out... if you actually LIKE that type of music.
Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 10:54 AM (Pz4pT)

Yes. The Coen brothers do an excellent job --as they always do--of evoking that era. You don't need to like folk music ( which Dylan hasn't essentially done since 1964) to enjoy this music. You just need to like the Coen brothers.
Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 10:58 AM (7uYFy)


Exactly. And I'm generally not a fan of "lovable losers" in films... the anti-hero, can-do-no-right type, but this just seems such a perfect marriage to me. A guy with talent, who manages to be a jerk to pretty much everyone, and can't quite figure out why the world isn't showering him with accolades.

Of course, the other great folk music movie is A Mighty Wind. The Christopher Guest, ensemble cast thing, with so many great performances, you can't help but end up loving the music.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (Pz4pT)

295 >>>Convenient excuse.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke<<<

Yup. Maybe she should have just slapped his face, instead of whining about it in the press seven years later.

Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (H7ZyP)

296 Most disturbing thing about the F*CKED story? That there is such a thing as Google Class.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (oPNmq)

297 Steve and Cold Bear
Hoarding cats isn't hoarding. That's just being crazy.


Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 25, 2017 11:09 AM (N3JsI)

298 246,
"He arrived in NYC in 1961 and was a household name by 1965, so his rise was rapid."


There is this movie set in 1963 NYC, "The Wanderers, where in one scene IIRC they are walking by some club and you can hear Dylan singing there.

Posted by: geoffb at November 25, 2017 11:09 AM (zOpu5)

299 Ok, living with shortages during the great depression and WWII may explain why some people hoard food. Why do they hoard cats? AFAIK, there has never been a shortage of cats.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 11:02 AM (/qEW2)


Not in my house, there isn't.

No, but seriously, I don't know about hording, but the "waste not, want not" mentality remains strong among those of an era, the fewer and fewer of whom are still around.

It's a generally healthy attitude, but my mother will complain about wasting squares of terlet paper, then go spend thousands of dollars on knick knacks and paddywacks, filling every square inch of her home.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 11:09 AM (Pz4pT)

300 Mrs928 just ordered the discounted AncestryDNA kits for all the parents as Christmas gifts.

Hopefully no one finds out that they are the milkman's child.

Posted by: Grump928(C) says Free Country Boy at November 25, 2017 11:10 AM (60v4h)

301 I never "got" Dylan. But then again, there are others who I never got either, Billie Holliday being at the top of the jazz list.

I did manage to catch the documentary Chasing Trane the other night. It was pretty good IMO but it looked like he ran off the musical rails towards the end of his life.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2017 11:10 AM (tRaq7)

302 Well, pants are on. I'd hoped to power through to noon, but I have errands to run and as Mom always said, make sure you're wearing pants in case you get in an accident.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 11:10 AM (qJtVm)

303 Sorry MH, that Sephora kid gets a pass.



That makeup is an "attractive nuisance."



Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 25, 2017 08:42 AM (EZebt)

Concur, also with Tom Servo's post below. Mama's at fault here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:11 AM (oPNmq)

304 Lovely photo of dogs by a lake:

https://tinyurl.com/yaqngfxd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 10:29 AM (8+Ozj)


========

The one on the right seems to be getting a bit gropey.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 25, 2017 11:12 AM (/qEW2)

305 *Nood*

Posted by: Slapweasel, (Cold1), (T) at November 25, 2017 11:12 AM (Ckg4U)

306 Looks like we're gonna need a bigger motor for that boat....

And lots and lots of gas.

Lots...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2017 11:13 AM (tRaq7)

307 Most disturbing thing about the F*CKED story? That there is such a thing as Google Class.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (oPNmq)


I was trying to figure out what she did which got her fired, and I guess there's a need for good healthy boundaries, but honestly, if there weren't OTHER teachers out there boinking their students, I would think she would deserve nothing more than further instruction, some time away from the classroom, to grow up and all that.

Posted by: BurtTC at November 25, 2017 11:13 AM (Pz4pT)

308 Watchtower people just came by. I thanked them for their faith, explained we were Catholics, and apologized for dogs doing nutso. Beautiful day here, so I said we were grateful for family and weather today. Have to say they don't bother me much.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 25, 2017 11:13 AM (MIKMs)

309 nood

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at November 25, 2017 11:14 AM (mpXpK)

310 302
Well, pants are on. I'd hoped to power through to noon, but I have
errands to run and as Mom always said, make sure you're wearing pants in
case you get in an accident.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes

Pants are overrated and if you disagree with me, then you're a racist!

Posted by: John Conyers at November 25, 2017 11:14 AM (8MK3R)

311 Is that the kind of entitled attitude Richard Bransons ha?s-that I invited you to my island and therefoer all options are open?
---

Which is why I want my own island stronghold.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 11:14 AM (qJtVm)

312 Two thoughts on destroyed make-up. 1) Why in hell was the sample display sitting down at toddler finger painting height anyway? 2) I dislike it when parents take their kids to adult activities or locations and then do zero supervision. If you can afford high end make-up you should be able to afford a baby-sitter or the drop in day-care at the mall if they still have those. If you ignore your spawn you don't get to claim that you couldn't bring yourself to entrust their care to others.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at November 25, 2017 11:15 AM (84F5k)

313 That there is such a thing as Google Class.

There is something called Google Clasroom My son's teachers use it to post assignments, notes etc.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 25, 2017 11:16 AM (8+Ozj)

314 Salon just wrote what amounts to a mash note to Hillary Clinton, making a case for her to run for President in 2020. She should have lobbied for a Supreme Court position if she wanted to fuck the country up.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Hypocrite Chapter at November 25, 2017 11:16 AM (2X7pN)

315
If you didn't get singed or lose eyebrows in chemistry class, you're doing it wrong."



But the spokesjackwagon said "there were no chemicals involved" - said so right in the article!



(When I hear the "no chemicals" idiocy, the rage-o-meter gets pegged...)

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at November 25, 2017 08:57 AM (MINbv)

Remember, that story is written by a "journalist", which means a person with so little interest or aptitude for science that he/she avoided every science course humanly possible to still obtain a j-school degree. I am guessing the teacher was doing a demo of the flame color test for certain ions, conveyed to the Bunsen burner in an alcohol solution, and had an accident with the stock bottle.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:18 AM (oPNmq)

316
She blames Trump...

Good!

That means I will credit President Trump.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 25, 2017 11:19 AM (sZVEY)

317 I did manage to catch the documentary Chasing Trane the other night. It was pretty good IMO but it looked like he ran off the musical rails towards the end of his life.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at November 25, 2017 11:10 AM (tRaq7)


The latter part of his career was very poorly explained, imo, other than dwelling on Alice being a major part of it. Coltrane was doing a *lot* of acid near the end which goes a long way to explaining how chaotic his musical situation became compared to the relative stability of the classic quartet. Some of the music was extremely inspired while others were like a work in progress, particularly when they'd add some Alice harpsichord crap after the fact.

Posted by: Captain Hate at November 25, 2017 11:19 AM (y7DUB)

318 Minor contretemps in the valley when a hot mic
revealed Jeff Flake and the supposedly good conservative (but more
importantly Mormon) mayor of Mesa talking at lunch together and calling
Trump an idiot. The mayor's in office til 2020, but a backlash against
him has already started.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:07 AM (V2Yro)

Heh. The mayor of adjoining city, Apache Junction, owns a gun shop.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:22 AM (oPNmq)

319 Pint jars of both potassium nitrate and powdered
sulphur were just on the shelf. Check-out person thought nothing about
it. They thought nothing about a 10 year old buying it. These days, if anyone bought it they would freak out.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 25, 2017 09:30 AM (NL+DJ)

I remember saltpeter coming in a cylindrical cardboard canister that held about 4 ounces. Not, that I ever bought any, of course.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:36 AM (oPNmq)

320 Island strongholds again?

Ginger Island perhaps or maybe in the far Pacific in the Fiji Islands?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 25, 2017 11:44 AM (UtvsI)

321 Even the Lutherans are going, "nah bra, will pass"

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yb5twesg

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at November 25, 2017 11:45 AM (UtvsI)

322 chemicals - I always was enamored with metallic
sodium, the pure stuff. Pretty hard to get, drop a pure cube of it
(smaller than a sugar cube) into water and it blows up in a very
satisfying fashion.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 25, 2017 09:41 AM (V2Yro)

As a kid, I made my own sodium by electrolyzing molten table salt in a test tube. I could silvery globules of liquid sodium form on the tip of the electrode, and when they got big enough, they would break loose, and bob up to the surface of the melt, and immediately catch fire and burn with the typical sodium-yellow flame. It was nifty.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 11:54 AM (oPNmq)

323 It's Birch Benders brand. The package has cave men and wooly mammoths on it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 09:53 AM (qJtVm)

And not a smidgen of mammoth grease in the mix? Sounds like false advertising to me. Sue 'em, Eris.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 12:03 PM (oPNmq)

324 Why does every picture of Bernie Sanders make him
look like a drooling idiot? Oh wait, I think I know the answer. He is a
drooling idiot.
https://tinyurl.com/y8tmb54o


Posted by: never enough caffeine at November 25, 2017 10:16 AM (N3JsI)

Bernie reminds me of his fellow socialist, the late (and not dead enough) Canadian politician, Tommy Douglas, who fancied him some eugenics:


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9gfams3

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 12:12 PM (oPNmq)

325 My dad made a series of rotating holders with baby
food jars nailed to them to hold the nuts and bolts and nails. I
thought it was the coolest thing. Also small drawers full of washers
and tools and odds and ends.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at November 25, 2017 10:33 AM (qJtVm)

I still do this, and I think nearly every handy kind of guy does, to some extent. If I need a 3/8-24 NF by 2" hex bolt, the hoarded in the box of 3/8NF bolts costs me nothing. If I have to drive ten miles to the nearest NAPA, it's going to cost me about 4 dollars for gas, and nearly an hour of my time, plus fifty cents for the bolt.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 25, 2017 12:19 PM (oPNmq)

326 Yup. Maybe she should have just slapped his face, instead of whining about it in the press seven years later.
Posted by: Fritz at November 25, 2017 11:06 AM (H7ZyP)

But she DID slap his face. Both sides.
Repeatedly.

Posted by: JoeF. at November 25, 2017 12:23 PM (7uYFy)

327 You know, these leftover French's Crispy Fried Onions are pretty good right out of the package. Who needs green bean casserole?

"I don't know why they call it hamburger helper... it works pretty good all by itself."

-Cousin Eddie

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at November 25, 2017 03:08 PM (h7sWp)

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