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Monday Overnight Open Thread (12/4/17)

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(Simple but eloquent, just like The ONT)

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Quotes of The Day

Quote I

"When a gay politician gets married, it usually indicates that he is highly ambitious, and desires to put himself in a position to move up the power ladder," Joy Reid


Black and liberal And SJW.


Quote II

If a white grade-school teacher pretends to be black, that's totally racist and you should denounce him as such immediately;

But if a white professor pretends to be Harvard Law School's "first woman of color" and you point it out, then you're the racist. Mark Steyn

Quote III

Wherever the standard of freedom and independence has been or shall be unfurled, there will America’s heart, her benedictions and her prayers be. But she goes not abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own. John Adams -POTUS

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I remember growing up reading the daily paper. The first editorial columns I recall were Evans & Novak and Art Buchwald

An interesting column from 1973 written by Buchwald.

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Greg Guttfeld has a new bitch. And that bitch is Patton Oswalt.

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The ONT isn't sure if this will help with TV repairs or your Christmas lights.


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They voted for panacea. They wanted utopia. Guess what? They didn't find it and are moving to do so.

The rent steals so much of your paycheck, you might have to move back in with your parents, and half your life is spent staring at the rear end of the car in front of you.

You'd like to think it will get better, but when? All around you, young and old alike are saying goodbye to California.

"Best thing I could have done," said retiree Michael J. Van Essen, who was paying $1,160 for a one-bedroom apartment in Silver Lake until a year and a half ago. Then he bought a house with a creek behind it for $165,000 in Mason City, Iowa, and now pays $500 a month less on his mortgage than he did on his rent in Los Angeles.

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Is goodness natural?

‘In moral philosophy it is useful, I believe, to think about plants.’ The words were spoken to an audience of American philosophers in 1989. The speaker was trying to provoke a reaction, but this might have gone unnoticed. After all, Philippa Foot – nearly 70 by then – didn’t look like a heretic.

There is a clue in her reference to moral philosophy. For at least the past 200 years, people who have thought about these things have suspected – or hoped – that morality is the one thing that sets human beings apart from nature (or should one say, the rest of nature?). Nature is the realm of laws, stern and unbreakable, and morality that of freedom. Nature is how things are, morality how they ought to be. If there’s anything to these points of contrast, then what seems at first a mere platitude sounds more like an absurdity. We are not, in the relevant sense, part of nature – not even of that part of nature that consists in our fellow animals, and, still less, plants

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Of course we want people to die?

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Blonde vs. Brunette. What about the ginger? Gingers have have genetic super powers.

Dr. Augustin Galopin first recorded this fact in his 1886 book Le Parfum de la Femme.
He reportedly detected that red-headed women emit a particularly distinct aroma — that of ambergris, an earthy and sensual scent. (Later, science proved that skin mantle — a thin, acidic film on our skin’s surface — is actually more acidic in redheads, causing perfume to more quickly evaporate when applied and potentially emitting a unique smell of its own.)
This and other fascinating facts fill the new tome The Big Redhead Book (St. Martins), out now, by scarlet-haired writer Erin La Rosa.

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What the hell is a Bioetchicist? Well if it is Tauriq Moosa, you're talking about one sick dude.

Opponents of human exceptionalism work overtime to normalize or OK behavior long deemed inherently wrong.

The latest example appears in Big Think, where a South African bioethicist named Tauriq Moosa argues that copulating with the dead should not be considered immoral.

Moosa correctly believes that respecting the dead flows from believing that human beings have unique value. But as a denier of human exceptionalism, he doesn’t, and hence, does not think that necrophilia should be considered a big deal. From, “Is Necrophilia Wrong?”


There is a difference between frigidity and room temperature Doc.

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The ONT Musical Interlude

Pretend that it is Two-fer Tuesday.

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My, how the times have changed. Values then and now.

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I caught two police drama TV shows in which a young woman called her man her “partner” rather than her boyfriend. I thought, “That’s weird. Why didn’t she simply say her boyfriend?” Then, it dawned on me. Homosexuals use the term “partner”. So now Hollywood producers are telling us we must be what they call “gender inclusive”. We must abandon traditional gender distinctive terms like boyfriend and girlfriend. This is yet another under-the-radar baby-step by Leftists to implement the LGBT agenda.

Some of you are saying, Lloyd, you’re nuts, seeing conspiracy everywhere. Okay, explain to me why boyfriends are now called partners. Public schools are banning teachers from addressing students as boys and girls. Leftists claim saying boys and girls is bigoted, ignorant, insensitive and mean.

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Another reason the NFL is losing viewership? Thuggery? If you or I did this on the job I think we would be facing criminal charges.

The funny thing, sports thugs have been charged before.NHL players criminally charged.


Is the NFL shortchanging charitable organizations?

San Francisco 49er Eric Reid shocked even the left-leaning Slate when he told the magazine in an interview Saturday that the NFL intends to use money slated for breast cancer charities and the "Salute to Service" veterans fund to pay for a seven-year, $89 million "social justice" program designed to placate protesting players.

The NFL announced the nearly-$100 million initiative last week as a way of "settling" with a coalition of players who have been kneeling during the national anthem since the start of the season — a group led by now-former 49er, out-of-work second string quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and retired NFLer Anquan Boldin

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You. Had. One. Job. To. Do. Silverdome implosion fails.

That didn’t happen. An executive from the demolition company, Adamo Group, told the Detroit Free Press wiring failed on the demolition attempt. The structure could still fall, but they’re not sure when.

“Unless we find something in the next few hours researching the wiring, we will take it down mechanically,” Cuppetilli said. “We haven’t found the wire yet. It’s going to take us a while to research it all.”

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What does The ONT say on a regular basis? We are always looking out for you. Tonight is no different. Ice can be bad but whiskey is good.

Given microbes' ubiquitous nature, we expect a certain amount of bacteria to be in our kitchens, on items like raw chicken and filthy dish sponges. But, there are certain places where finding bacteria is a bit more surprising, for example, in the freezer.

However, a new paper challenges that assumption and may make us pause before we add that "clink" to our drink.

A research group surveyed ice cubes that are made and sold for human consumption, also known as "food grade ice," for the presence of bacteria. In the United States alone, there are 5,600,000 bags of ice sold each year. This ice is used either for direct usage, such as to be placed into drinks, or indirect usage, such as to keep fish cold in the seafood counter of the grocery store.

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Preparation can be punished. As Miss Fat finds out.

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We've talked about National Reciprocity, How does it really work?

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The madness continues, first it was too hot. Now, it's too cold!

Just a few miles from Lake Erie, farmer Mike Jordan takes me on a walk through his vineyard. On a work utility vehicle we move through the rows of vines bursting with purple and high yellow grapes.

Recent years have been some of the warmest globally. And Jordan remembers well the extreme weather that hit his farm.

“We’ve had a very mild winter [in 2016] so almost everything survived,” he said. “But prior to that, the winter of 2014 to 2015, were extremely cold temperatures that I’ve never seen before.

“And it killed a lot of vineyards that in the past we’ve had success with. We’ve done a lot of replanting and we try to choose varieties that can survive the winter.”

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Hillary Clinton Will Never Be Convicted President of the United States of America.

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Genius Award Winner.

The West Virginia woman who last month pulled a knife on two men and announced, “Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I’m going to cut your fucking throat,” pleaded guilty today to assault and was sentenced to 90 days in jail

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Modern medicine, it still pleasantly surprises us. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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Top 10 commenters:
1 [570 comments] 'Insomniac - Nobody in Particular' [80.02 posts/day]
2 [470 comments] 'Deplorable Jay Guevara
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1 Please pray for Slapweasel and his family, for grace and strength.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:04 PM (cu8/f)

2 I think the narrative changed today.

Posted by: rd at December 04, 2017 10:04 PM (4dz1m)

3 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2017 10:04 PM (tr2D7)

4 Thirst!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:04 PM (e9G8E)

5 Huzzah!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (qJtVm)

6 Ooooh, boxy!

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (cu8/f)

7 We're in Condition Gray.

Posted by: tu3031 at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (O5Q3r)

8 Agreed AC

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (mMeIQ)

9 What happened to Slap?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (qJtVm)

10 2 shades of gray.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:05 PM (cu8/f)

11 I like the house.

My Goodness, it's like Double Content tonight.

Wowsers!

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:06 PM (XIpsB)

12 An ONT full of truly quotable content!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2017 10:06 PM (I/iGu)

13 "What happened to Slap?"

His dad's losing it, and his mom's not coping well. Poor man's trying to avoid having to institutionalize his dad, and hold it all together on his own

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:07 PM (cu8/f)

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What the hell is a Bioetchicist?


It's someone who gives you a high-minded reason why you have to die.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2017 10:08 PM (JSG44)

15 Monday Overnight Open Thread! MOOT MOOT!

Posted by: freaked at December 04, 2017 10:08 PM (UdKB7)

16 Worth reposting:

https://youtu.be/NP7Lixcc_jQ

Donald Trump destroys Grossie O'Donnell

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:08 PM (GsAUU)

17
What the hell is a Bioetchicist?


I think Megele considered himself one.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (ABjxW)

18 Mengele. Damn fingers

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (ABjxW)

19 Well, looky here! It's an ONT! Always great.

Y'all should do them more often.

*?*

um... wait...

Posted by: mindful webworker a/k/a Captain Science at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (NU2/k)

20
Feel terrible for Slap. A good chap who cares about the Horde. Spare a thought for what he's going through now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (JSG44)

21 If that bitch comes anywhere near higher office, I will make it my personal crusade to populate the internet with 'shopped picts of her in warpaint.

Posted by: Jean at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (yM/Yl)

22 Woof.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:09 PM (zmvwV)

23 Gingers exude an acid that corrodes your soul.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:10 PM (ABjxW)

24
That eat my pussy or cut your throat story is from back from Nov. 2010. I remember reading about it.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 10:10 PM (8O3HH)

25 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?

Posted by: Sheriff Bart at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (zmvwV)

26 Watching "It's a Wonderful Life" tonight.

I think I'm in love with Jimmy Stewart.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (XIpsB)

27 "When a gay politician gets married, it usually indicates that he is
highly ambitious, and desires to put himself in a position to move up
the power ladder,"

Well, it's okay if I say it because some of my best friends are married faggot politicians.

Posted by: Joy Reid at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (O5Q3r)

28
What the hell is a Bioetchicist?


Want to see my etchings?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (IqV8l)

29 The West Virginia woman who last month pulled a knife on two men and announced, "Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I'm going to cut your fucking throat"


She seems nice.

Posted by: Alf at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (UdKB7)

30 prayers for Slap & family

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (hMwEB)

31 Thanks for the ONT.

Lot of crazy out there, folks.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 10:12 PM (ZgKFD)

32 Peter Singer. Little does he realize that by justifying the destruction of innocent life, he is justifying his own murder.

Posted by: JAS at December 04, 2017 10:12 PM (7JbXq)

33 I was going to look up "moving up the power ladder" at Urban Dictionary, but thought better of it.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:12 PM (ABjxW)

34 Evening all.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (IYHxL)

35 This and other fascinating facts fill the new tome The Big Redhead Book (St. Martins), out now, by scarlet-haired writer Erin La Rosa.

The most important information to know about this book is whether it has lots of pictures of Angie Everhart.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (8gDQu)

36 I red the great contents. I could have been a contender. But now I'm a bum in the 20s.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (hyuyC)

37 LOVE the story about the little boy - heartwarming.

Thanks for another great ONT, MisHum!

Baby Sister Update follows.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (vUcdz)

38 My endless years in grad school and being exposed to leftist witches have finally paid off. I will be starting at the local university in January as an instructor for two sections of Early Western Civ. Just for one semester right now, but hopefully that will be extended. Regardless, I shall make the most of the opportunity to hammer common sense and a respect for our classical and Christian heritage into the youths' heads. FOAD, liberals.

Posted by: T at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (MmeCn)

39 29 The West Virginia woman who last month pulled a knife on two men and announced, "Somebody is going to eat my pussy or I'm going to cut your fucking throat"


She seems nice.
Posted by: Alf at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (UdKB7)

But... does that count as Rape Rape?

Posted by: Whoopi Doopi Goldberg at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (NgKpN)

40 Why is this ONT so long?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (wYseH)

41 Is that West Virginia woman a redhead?

Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (ABjxW)

42 She seems nice.
Posted by: Alf at December 04, 2017 10:11 PM (UdKB7)

Obscure, but funny.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (ZgKFD)

43 Baby Sister Update

The Optune install was postponed until Wednesday. Apparent glitch on the delivery info.

From Dear Friend Roni:

Hubby prepared lunch for us as we awaited the arrival of the Optune representative. At 12:30, she cancelled and rescheduled for Wednesday morning.

Joyce had fun trying on various hats and scarves. And, she looks beautiful with her shaved head! She had a great weekend, and I will continue to tell you that she is functionally MUCH better! Walking without walker and up and down my stairs."

Wow!

Something else Roni mentioned on the phone today: she's not convinced the tumor's actually growing: for one thing,t here seems to be some disagreement among the doc's about whether or not it's actually grown, and her functionality continues to improve (for which: THANK YOU Horde for your prayers!).

[Horde: To my fellow Hordelings, thank you all in advance for your prayers and well-wishes for my sister and her family]

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

44 A rabbi, a kangaroo and a bioethicist all walk into a bar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (zmvwV)

45 Gingers exude an acid that corrodes your soul.
Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:10 PM (ABjxW)

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As someone who is now married to one, I understand the story.

They don't steal souls. You happily give yours to them.

Posted by: Side draft at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (o6yQx)

46 Can I still say Willowed? Well, this was willowed.


A little Leon Redbone and Zooey Deschanel in her MeToo moment song Baby, Its Cold Outside

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7cmkcq4

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 04, 2017 10:15 PM (ylUqT)

47 Prayers up for Slappy and his family. May God give them strength.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2017 10:15 PM (tRaq7)

48 40 Why is this ONT so long?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (wYseH)

At least something is!

Posted by: Charlie Brown at December 04, 2017 10:15 PM (ZgKFD)

49 Neato, SF fans.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 04, 2017 10:15 PM (NDlpU)

50 Interesting how Oswalt and Eichenwald are both convinced that "America" is a very specific range of tax rates.

Posted by: civics, according to progressive scum at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (ARJf2)

51 Is goodness natural?

No

The atheists want you to think so. They want to think they are 'good people' without the need for God or Religion.

Just look around. All this sexual harassment going on. Everyone one of those harassers believe that they are 'good people' who do nothing wrong.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (KdDCu)

52 However, as Watson approached Williams, "he became overwhelmed by horrible vaginal odor emitting from Melissa Williams." As a result, Watson "declined to proceed any further."

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (8O3HH)

53 https://goo.gl/H41AXv

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (NDlpU)

54 38 My endless years in grad school and being exposed to leftist witches have finally paid off. I will be starting at the local university in January as an instructor for two sections of Early Western Civ. Just for one semester right now, but hopefully that will be extended. Regardless, I shall make the most of the opportunity to hammer common sense and a respect for our classical and Christian heritage into the youths' heads. FOAD, liberals.
Posted by: T at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (MmeCn)

Congrats!!!
And
Hope youre looking for a new job.

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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (3/sUh)

55 Holy crap....

Sooo... 70% of Americans are on some medication...

50% on 2 or more...

20% on FIVE or more...

Damn... I ain't on nothin... I feel left out...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (NgKpN)

56 @40: "Why is this ONT so long?"

Measuring in centimeters rather than inches makes it seem bigger.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2017 10:16 PM (I/iGu)

57 It's really hard to make that decision about putting a parent into Assisted Living. I feel for Slap.
My mother reached a point where it was dangerous for her to continue too live on her own.
She lived 3 houses down the street from my niece, and got lost on the way there one day in October 2008 in Des Moines. One of my niece's children caught her before she got too far away.
If it had been January, it might have been tragic.
As it was, I figure that moving her into the facility probably extended her life for another year and a half.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (XIpsB)

58 Homosexuals use the term "partner."

I assume anyone referring to "partner" is talking about a homosexual.

We need to fight this battle, so that "partner" doesn't become like "single mother." a catch-all term that subsumes both the honorable and the unhonorable under the same aegis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (YqDXo)

59 interesting but long thread about FBI Comey Clinton etc

https://twitter.com/nameredacted5/status/937831014965153792

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (hMwEB)

60 My endless years in grad school and being exposed to leftist witches have finally paid off. I will be starting at the local university in January as an instructor for two sections of Early Western Civ. Just for one semester right now, but hopefully that will be extended. Regardless, I shall make the most of the opportunity to hammer common sense and a respect for our classical and Christian heritage into the youths' heads. FOAD, liberals.
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Record everything.

Posted by: Jean at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (yM/Yl)

61 In the liberal enclave of Massachusetts our state senate majority leader is abdicating the throne for a short while so that his 20 year younger husband can be investigated for multiple claims of sexual harassment, this might be one case where gay marriage doesn't result in an upward trajectory.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (nWc4E)

62 The reaction to Trump's Tax Plan from the liberal left is interesting. They act like that money is being taken from them

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:18 PM (KdDCu)

63 Leftists claim saying boys and girls is bigoted, ignorant, insensitive and mean.

That's not true and never has been.

Who died and made them God? Somebody, or a whole bunch of somebodys, needs to tell them to GFT and go play in traffic.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2017 10:18 PM (tRaq7)

64 They don't steal souls. You happily give yours to them.
Posted by: Side draft
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Tell me about it. It's as bad as an addiction.

Prayers for Slap and his Mom and Dad. Ugh.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2017 10:18 PM (tr2D7)

65 40 Why is this ONT so long?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:13 PM (wYseH

For all of our secret admirers who have the double ply subscription

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:18 PM (3/sUh)

66 When was the last time the Dems cut taxes? Not some half-assed phonie-balonie tax credit, but an actual middle class tax cut? JFK?

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (cGz5Q)

67 Is goodness natural?

No


Cut the power, water, and police protection for 24 hours to find out.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (YqDXo)

68 Once again, the words coming out of Juan Williams' mouth are less informative than a queef.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (GsAUU)

69 Gingers have have genetic super powers...

Um, no $#!+, Sherlock.

If only they'd use their powers for good. But, no....

Posted by: mindful webworker - they don't carrot all at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (NU2/k)

70 For all of our secret admirers who have the double ply subscription

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:18 PM (3/sUh)


Double ply is the Devil's paper!

Posted by: Sheryl Crow at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (8gDQu)

71 not very often mentioned is that one of the reasons european countries switched to the metric system was to make their euorpean holdings seem larger, being measured in kilometers instead of miles, which would make it less necessary to seek to enlarge their territorial holdings by seeking territories abroad, thereby lessening the likelihood of armed conflicts.


Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (MTjB1)

72 61 In the liberal enclave of Massachusetts our state senate majority leader is abdicating the throne for a short while so that his 20 year younger husband can be investigated for multiple claims of sexual harassment, this might be one case where gay marriage doesn't result in an upward trajectory.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (nWc4E)


His "husband."

Grrrrrr.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (YqDXo)

73 Silverdome implosion fails.



A buddy of mine noted the irony that the Silverdome is probably the only infrastructure in Detroit that won't crumble.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (yzxic)

74 67 Is goodness natural?

No

Cut the power, water, and police protection for 24 hours to find out.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (YqDXo)

Just mention that the EBT cards are not working at the nearest Walmart. Wait 2 minutes.

Posted by: Roy at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (ABjxW)

75 Ibguy, always prayers for your sister. Let her be healed for a long and healthy life.

Posted by: IC at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (6kXZU)

76 O! N! T!

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 04, 2017 10:20 PM (lLeln)

77 71 not very often mentioned is that one of the reasons european countries switched to the metric system was to make their euorpean holdings seem larger, being measured in kilometers instead of miles, which would make it less necessary to seek to enlarge their territorial holdings by seeking territories abroad, thereby lessening the likelihood of armed conflicts.

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Ah. The cubit theory of non-imperialism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:21 PM (zmvwV)

78 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (YqDXo)

My default assumption when I hear the word "partner" is "business partner."

Partner is a professional term.

Boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, fuck-buddy...I don't care. But as you point out, the conflation of terms is corrosive.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (wYseH)

79 58 Homosexuals use the term "partner."

I assume anyone referring to "partner" is talking about a homosexual.

We need to fight this battle, so that "partner" doesn't become like "single mother." a catch-all term that subsumes both the honorable and the unhonorable under the same aegis.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (YqDXo)

I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (3/sUh)

80
Once again, the words coming out of Juan Williams' mouth are less informative than a queef.
Posted by: logprof


I had to change the channel to Hogan's Heroes.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (IqV8l)

81 I'm doing the old in-out. It's bedtime for Bonzo already. Haven't been sleeping well due to an ulcer.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (tRaq7)

82 I always thought they went to metric because it was more precise that the length of some old English king's foot.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (XIpsB)

83 Dear California,

I hear New York is affordable. Go there. Midwest is too expensive.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (JyFLk)

84 My default assumption when I hear the word "partner" is "business partner."

Partner is a professional term.

Boyfriend, girlfriend, lover, fuck-buddy...I don't care. But as you point out, the conflation of terms is corrosive.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (wYseH)/i]

Yeah, sure, in the business context, where it's relatively rare.

Anywhere else, in any other context ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (YqDXo)

85 Oh and to chime in on the is the goodness natural thing, no it's not, otherwise we wouldn't be constantly teaching children on how to be good.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (IYHxL)

86 Too bad SCOTUS punted on taking up two recent 2A cases: Maryland's 'assault rifle' ban', and a ban on open carry in Florida... Perhaps the Court wishes to wait until one or two more of its seats are filled by Justices who actually believe in the Constitution!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:24 PM (e9G8E)

87 My stepdad (lawyer) used to talk about his gay partner. Never got old.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:24 PM (kUotE)

88 I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (3/sUh)


Sure, but do you go around talking about your "partner?" On the rare occasion, you might mention your fishing partner, but that's about it, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (YqDXo)

89 I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (3/sUh)


Not yet.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (8gDQu)

90 66 When was the last time the Dems cut taxes? Not some half-assed phonie-balonie tax credit, but an actual middle class tax cut? JFK?
Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2017 10:19 PM (cGz5Q)

There were several who voted for Reagan's tax cuts. But, for the most part they were southern democrats. Today they would be RINOS and not Dems.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (3/sUh)

91 Prayers ascending for Slapweasel and his Mom and Dad.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (hyuyC)

92 How would you like to go through life looking like that Mueller fuckwad? No matter how successful or powerful, reality hit you right between the eyes every morning in the mirror.

Posted by: Tentotwo at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (yhf6w)

93 Appreciate the ONT Mis!

Love the house! Kind-of reminds me of:
Little Pink Houses by John Mellencamp...song I used to really like.

Posted by: texcat at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (wf3RQ)

94 Big-ass High Sierra update being pushed out by Apple. I guess they figured out that security flaw.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (1FhAQ)

95
I, for one, am not yet convinced that this so called 'tax cut' actually cuts anyone's taxes.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (KdDCu)

96 Smile when you say that, partner!

Posted by: The Virginian at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (IqV8l)

97 Ah. The cubit theory of non-imperialism.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December




right, except the cubit theory includes the vertical dimensions as well; air and mineral rights.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (MTjB1)

98 It's really hard to make that decision about putting a parent into Assisted Living. I feel for Slap.


Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (XIpsB)

This isn't assisted living we're talking about. He's struck his wife and doesn't even remember what happened 30 minutes ago. It would be a state matter. Obviously, Slap doesn't want to have to do that.

Just prayers and more prayers, please.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (cu8/f)

99 I would say to Patton Oswalt what my dad has said to me almost all my life:

"How could someone so smart be so stupid.?"

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:26 PM (GsAUU)

100 I always thought they went to metric because it was more precise that the length of some old English king's foot.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (XIpsB)


They went to the metric system because the French Revolutionaries just wanted to screw with everything ... and they had an obsession with base ten, as if all practical measurement standards occur, neatly, at powers of ten.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (8gDQu)

101 Sure, but do you go around talking about your "partner?" On the rare occasion, you might mention your fishing partner, but that's about it, right?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (YqDXo)

Yeah I refer to him on occasion as my fishing partner

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:25 PM (8gDQu)

No. Why? Are you speaking from first hand experience?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (3/sUh)

102 we don't need any californicators in wisconsin. state is fucked up enough as it is with the peoples city known as madison.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

103 Tax cut bill should be renamed the Accountants Full Time Employment Act of 2017.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (I/iGu)

104 I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December




simply because you are unhappy does not mean you are not homosexual.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2017 10:28 PM (MTjB1)

105 Greg Guttfeld has a new bitch. And that bitch is Patton Oswalt.

To: Justified producers
You guys don't happen to have a 15 or 20 minute cut of Constable Bob being beat up by Yolo, do you?

Posted by: Chuck C at December 04, 2017 10:28 PM (0V2ki)

106 Good Evening Morons, Ettes, and Children of the Night!!!

Welcome to the Final Hours of the "Wearing the Cat" Holiday Extravaganza!*

through today, Monday, December 4th, both volumes of "Wearing the Cat - The Complete Novel" are FREE for the Kindle on Amazon.

Here are the links:

"Wearing the Cat - The Complete Novel, Volume One"

https://www.amazon.com/Wearing-Cat-Complete-Novel-Book-ebook/dp/B06XKQVKH8


"Wearing the Cat - The Complete Novel, Volume Two"

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XKNC4JK


"Wearing the Cat" is perfect for holiday reading under the mistletoe, or a great way to relax after a hard day of Dreidel spinning, or the consummate companion for standing naked in the snow covered in caribou blood and entrails as you howl at the moon for Winter Solstice.

And here are the Kirkus Reviews of "Wearing the Cat" for Volume One and Volume Two, if you would like a completely independent viewpoint:

"Wearing the Cat - The Complete Novel, Volume One" review

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/hd-woodard/wearing-cat1/


"Wearing the Cat - The Complete Novel, Volume Two" review

https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/hd-woodard/wearing-cat/

The review for Volume One is off-target about the latter part of the book because the reviewer couldn't see how things fit together in Volume Two. But, his review of Volume Two seems on target to me, if a bit spoilerish. Anyway, give them a look-see.

and have a laugh on me this Holiday Season.



*If you got the serial version of WTC last year, you may want to upgrade to "WTC - The Complete Novel".

Due to WTC going into paperback, I did a final reread and made some changes. The font and formatting are nicer and easier to read. 99.9% of mistakes/misspellings have been corrected. And, I made a few rewrites here and there.

Enjoy!

Posted by: H. D. Woodard - "Wearing the Cat" at December 04, 2017 10:28 PM (9q7Dl)

107 104 I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December

-------

Do you spoon?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:28 PM (zmvwV)

108 If we were to declare...let's say this coming Wednesday, as a Day of Prayer and Fasting in support of Slapweasel...

Would we get Ace on board, at least with the fasting?

/snrk


And seriously. Earnest prayers to Almighty God for His relief, mercy, healing and strength, for Slap and everyone in his family.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2017 10:29 PM (QzJWU)

109 So TIME followed GQ's lead with Person Man of the Year.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)

110 I heard it was Charlemagne's foot that was the basis of the Imperial foot.

Too good to look up.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)

111 Outstanding work, I am not in the top tens.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 04, 2017 10:30 PM (SzZnW)

112 Old people get a pass from being Politically Correct, mainly because they're slow and have trouble keeping up.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:30 PM (XIpsB)

113 Sedition:
www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/18/2384

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (0H53h)

114 Congrats!!!
And
Hope youre looking for a new job.

///

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Thank you! I have multiple backups in mind, don't worry. However, I have some cover in this particular case, as the professor who got me the job is a loud and proud right-winger (with tenure, natch), so as long as I watch myself, I should be okay for a while.

Posted by: T at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (MmeCn)

115 Time? Didn't that used to be a magazine in the 60s?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (zmvwV)

116 No. Why? Are you speaking from first hand experience?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (3/sUh)


I never speak from first-hand experience. I'm an anti-first-hand experientialist. I deal only in second-hand truths. It makes life easier.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (8gDQu)

117 83 Dear California,


I hear New York is affordable. Go there. Midwest is too expensive.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2017 10:23 PM (JyFLk)

New York is full too... Canadia is the Land of Opportunity now -- Go North, young man!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (e9G8E)

118 I am not in the top tens.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 04, 2017 10:30 PM (SzZnW)

Impressive restraint!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (wYseH)

119 109 So TIME followed GQ's lead with Person Man of the Year.
Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:29 PM (GsAUU)



Good thing TIME doesn't have a "Dickhead of the Year." The competition would be ferocious.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (YqDXo)

120
Do you spoon?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


Isn't that a type of fishing lure?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

121 My mom was in dementia for the last year of her life. Broke my dad's heart. Prayers to those who must suffer this.

Posted by: joncelli, Deplorable Yet Fuzzy at December 04, 2017 10:32 PM (1FhAQ)

122
Spoonerisms have nothing to do with spooning.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:33 PM (KdDCu)

123 How do you breathe through that short thing?

Posted by: an elephant talking to a naked ONT at December 04, 2017 10:33 PM (QCX64)

124 How do you breathe through that short thing?

Posted by: an elephant talking to a naked ONT at December 04, 2017 10:33 PM (QCX64)


With difficulty. But sneezing is easier.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:34 PM (8gDQu)

125 George Bailey is the richest man in town!

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:34 PM (XIpsB)

126 122
Spoonerisms have nothing to do with spooning.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:33 PM (KdDCu)

--My favorite novel is A Sale of Two Titties.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:34 PM (GsAUU)

127 110 I heard it was Charlemagne's foot that was the basis of the Imperial foot.

Too good to look up.

-----------

And when you say his "foot," you mean.....

Posted by: T at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (MmeCn)

128 I just read Rosie's tweets. I think I'm going to my attic to retrieve my security-blanket and will be sleeping with that tonight

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (6FqZa)

129 There was a movie about a guy that made perfume from gingers. Anyone remember that one?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (C2BKh)

130 The Silverdome - the one abandoned building in Detroit that isn't collapsing

Posted by: josephistan at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (ANIFC)

131 118 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (wYseH)

or fatigue and the real world intruding, Lad0077 has a Plantar's Wart under his big toe, Pac10077 had a visit to the Urgent Care clinic and an MRI and I had to swap out her video card because I am building her a new system....

life it gets in the way of whimsy.

Posted by: sven10077 at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (SzZnW)

132 120
Do you spoon?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

Isn't that a type of fishing lure?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:31 PM (IqV8l)

Daredevil Spoons, Johnson Weedless Minnow, and the list goes on.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (3/sUh)

133 Remy is a national treasure.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (y87Qq)

134 110 I heard it was Charlemagne's foot that was the basis of the Imperial foot.

Too good to look up.
Posted by: logprof

Such a slacker! Millenial or genX?

No, the local foot was made by taking the average length of all adult males exiting Church in England.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (0H53h)

135 Was it Charlemagne or Henry VIII?

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (XIpsB)

136 There was a movie about a guy that made perfume from gingers. Anyone remember that one?

Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (C2BKh)



The title was-

"Perfume"

Oddly enough.


Better novel than a movie though.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (9q7Dl)

137 Be well all, bedtime for us here. I had a long weekend, over 200 visitors at work.

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (yJ1e6)

138 There was a movie about a guy that made perfume from gingers. Anyone remember that one?
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (C2BKh)
--------

The Wizard of Odors?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (zmvwV)

139 In the previous thread someone mentioned a funny comment he made to his lady when giving her feet an oil rub.

What's the funniest un-romantic thing you've said to your.. partner?

Here's mine:

Roses are good,
Violets are great,
I think about you
When I....

I'm pretty sure that's what won her over.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (kUotE)

140 Partner is a European or UK thing because nobody is getting married.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (dKiJG)

141
Wait. The Silverdome has been abandoned? Where do the LIons and Tigers play.

and the Silverdome isn't in Detroit, it's in Pontiac

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (KdDCu)

142 True fact: it wasn't Charlemagne's foot; it was Christopher Lee's foot.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (6FqZa)

143 Their bare feet, I mean...

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (0H53h)

144 Prayers continuing for Slapweasel and family. Dad had moments, but never got quite that bad. I'm convinced the Lord pulled him out before his suffering could get too bad.

Strength, wisdom, mercy, and healing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (lLeln)

145 Was it Charlemagne or Henry VIII?
Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (

--------

Wow. That covers 800 years.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (zmvwV)

146 >>>128 I think I'm going to my attic to retrieve my security-blanket and will be sleeping with that tonight
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (6FqZa)


It wouldn't happen to have a green label on it what says "Liner, Wet Weather Poncho", would it?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (e9G8E)

147 What country was Christopher Lee king of?

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (XIpsB)

148 Keith Olbermann is still a twat.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at December 04, 2017 10:39 PM (ILitO)

149 And when you say [carolus magnus']s "foot," you mean.....

Nah, that was the basis for the yard.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 10:39 PM (6FqZa)

150 wasn't milton berle's schlong the basis for the yard?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 04, 2017 10:40 PM (MTjB1)

151 150: the cubit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 10:40 PM (KP5rU)

152 Speaking of feet, Mr. H wants to know why I have so many pairs of shoes when I only have one pair of feet.

He's such a comedian.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:40 PM (XIpsB)

153
>>>110 I heard it was Charlemagne's foot that was the basis of the Imperial foot.


I nominate Anatasia Reshetova for the new Imperial foot...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:41 PM (e9G8E)

154
Roses are good,
Violets are great,
I think about you
When I....

I'm pretty sure that's what won her over.
Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (kUotE)


Defecate?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2017 10:41 PM (y87Qq)

155 17
What the hell is a Bioetchicist?


I think Megele considered himself one.
Posted by: Roy


Peter Singer from Princeton University is a Bioethicist.

Similar to his argument for abortion, Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood rationality, autonomy, and self consciousness[47] and therefore killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living .[48]

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

156 Venezuela's Socialist "Success Story": Where Some... Are More Equal Than Others

Venezuela slips ever more easily into the typical "success" story of all socialist regimes: Where the Nomenklatura live in opulence, and the great unwashed masses who are supposed to be the masters of their socialist utopia enjoy the lack of healthcare, feasting upon emaciated zoo animals, and the joys of hyperinflation.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14193

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (itfg0)

157 138 There was a movie about a guy that made perfume from gingers. Anyone remember that one?
Posted by: Cicero Boom chicka boom Kaboom! Kid, at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (C2BKh)
--------

The Wizard of Odors?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:37 PM (zmvwV)

Perfume was the movie

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (dKiJG)

158 Errr, AnaStasia!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (e9G8E)

159 148: no, a twat is good foe something. that quivering puddle of cold piss is totally useless. unless you're a male dog.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

160 Paraphrasing Orwell, "There are some ideas so foolish only a bioethicist could believe them."

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2017 10:43 PM (sdi6R)

161 Is it getting warm in here or is it just me?

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at December 04, 2017 10:43 PM (cGz5Q)

162 154 I guess that's the updated version. I should send it to her!

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:43 PM (kUotE)

163 Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood rationality, autonomy, and self consciousness[47] and therefore killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living .[48]
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (+lVUW)

That there is pure evil.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:43 PM (XIpsB)

164 Back in the Broad Street Bullies days of the Philadelphia Flyers, there was an epic bench-clearing brawl at the Vancouver Canucks, that spilled into the stands and saw players fighting fans. Several Flyers players were hauled into court and told that if anything like that happened again, they'd be spending the night in jail. Not long after that, the Flyers were back in Vancouver, and there was another real donnybrook. But no one got arrested, and the Flyers won, scoring 10 goals in the process. Flyers player Moose Dupont was interviewed after the game, a cigarette in one hand, beer in the other: "We have great game. We score 10 goals, beat up their chickenshit forwards and we don't go to jail. Now the Moose drink beer."

Posted by: josephistan at December 04, 2017 10:44 PM (ANIFC)

165 **wouldn't happen to have a green label on it what says "Liner, Wet Weather Poncho", would it?

No, it just says Sear Roebuck and Co.

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at December 04, 2017 10:44 PM (AsYZM)

166 Vietnam has a perfume river. I took a boat trip on it. It smells like perfume.

If perfume smells like shit.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:44 PM (zmvwV)

167 "The Hunt for Red October"?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 04, 2017 10:45 PM (QCX64)

168 MisHum, where is that house? Is it in the South somewhere?

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:46 PM (XIpsB)

169 Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood rationality, autonomy, and self consciousness[47]

I know lots of people who lack those three qualities, even when they're sober.

and therefore killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living .[48]

LOL. Babies want to live more than pretty much anyone. Their crying clues you in to that.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:46 PM (8gDQu)

170 Silverdome implosion fails:

I can relate!

Posted by: Wile E. Coyote at December 04, 2017 10:47 PM (wf3RQ)

171 Who was it that gave up this BJer? I would at least like to say thanks.

*Lights one up*

Posted by: The Margins at December 04, 2017 10:48 PM (o6yQx)

172
"When we are born, we cry that we are come unto this great stage of fools..."

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:48 PM (e9G8E)

173 Prayers said for Slap's family and Joyce. If you think of it, please say a prayer for my eldest brother who had to be hospitalized this morning, recurring problems with pancreas and he doesn't even drink.

RE: "partner". This has been a term used in the UK for quite a while now. Covers everything from your spouse to the hook-up sleeping on your couch. Wouldn't want to offend anyone. Of course, this makes every little old lady who plays bridge sound like a lesbian.

The comments on the CA to NV exodus are surprisingly stereotypical "cruel Republican" types. My favorite: "If you can not make it in California you are the problem. If you do not have talent, brains, and a strong work ethic. You are domed to a hard life here." Sounds like an English-as-second-language H1B visa holder.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 04, 2017 10:48 PM (G8B7r)

174 Appreciation for the hordling who has posted "Her name was Kate Steinle" on more than one thread. Keep her awful case fresh as it needs to be.

Also, many thanks to Slap for the prayer list. I read each of the prayer requests and they break my heart. I pray for everyone who needs help/comforting/relief from their situation.

Except the trolls.

Posted by: fly gal at December 04, 2017 10:49 PM (nHarY)

175 Prayers continuing for Slapweasel and family. Dad had moments, but never got quite that bad. I'm convinced the Lord pulled him out before his suffering could get too bad.

Strength, wisdom, mercy, and healing.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (lLeln)

He's feeding him leftover Halloween candy to keep him happy. What the hell, right?

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 10:49 PM (cu8/f)

176 The imperial inch measurement was originally called an ynch which was defined as being equal to three barleycorns. Rather nicely, a quarter of a barleycorn is called a poppyseed. Barleycorns are still used today as the unit of shoe sizes. A size 8 is 1 barleycorn larger than a size 7. Originally, the maximum size was set at 13 which was 13 inches exactly, and all other sizes were determined by counting in barleycorns backwards from 13. A size 4, by this system, would be 9 barleycorns less than 13 inches,

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:50 PM (0H53h)

177 We've done a lot of replanting and we try to choose varieties that can survive the winter."

On Lake Erie in New York. What, like Buffalo? Climate change isn't killing your vineyards, being an idiot is.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 10:51 PM (1Ta7S)

178 174 Appreciation for the hordling who has posted "Her name was Kate Steinle" on more than one thread. Keep her awful case fresh as it needs to be.

Also, many thanks to Slap for the prayer list. I read each of the prayer requests and they break my heart. I pray for everyone who needs help/comforting/relief from their situation.

Except the trolls.
Posted by: fly gal at December 04, 2017 10:49 PM (nHarY)

--I am still infuriated by that verdict.

Yes, let's keep the rage fresh.

Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:51 PM (GsAUU)

179 168 MisHum, where is that house? Is it in the South somewhere?
Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:46 PM (XIpsB)

Not sure to be honest with you.

Sounds like you have enough shoes to walk around to find it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

180 Best wishes to Slapweasel and his family.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2017 10:53 PM (sdi6R)

181 Sounds like you have enough shoes to walk around to find it.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

None of them would be good for a hike, though.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (XIpsB)

182 Oh gosh, major prayers for Slap and family.

Hope he adds himself to the prayer list.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (vUcdz)

183 Similar to his argument for abortion, Singer argues that newborns lack the essential characteristics of personhood rationality, autonomy, and self consciousness[47] and therefore killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living .[48]
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2017 10:42 PM (+lVUW)/i]

No wonder the liberals are terrified of us. They're equivalent to newborns.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (YqDXo)

184 "Her name was Kate Steinle"

A young kid at work threw away his hat today. It had a CA flag on it. "Because of Steinle?", I asked. Yep. He was actually kind of livid.

There's hope if someone like him is noticing.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (hxRql)

185 --I am still infuriated by that verdict.

Yes, let's keep the rage fresh.
Posted by: logprof at December 04, 2017 10:51 PM (GsAUU)

Amen logprof!
Prayers for Slap and all!
Matthew 18-19

Posted by: texcat at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (wf3RQ)

186 My thoughts are with the very selfless Slapweasel and his folks as well.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:54 PM (kUotE)

187 Ambergris? Isn't that some toxic compound that is secreted from a sperm whale? I guess it never hurts to give these redheads a proper scrubbing.

Posted by: Fritz at December 04, 2017 10:55 PM (RtQsb)

188 No, the local foot was made by taking the average length of all adult males exiting Church in England.

How did they measure all those feet in order to take that average? Was there an "Olde Inche" that they used?

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 10:56 PM (hxRql)

189 25 Hey, where all da white wimmen at?
Posted by: Sheriff Bart


This gal's available, and she's quite a looker.

That eat my pussy or cut your throat story is from back from Nov. 2010. I remember reading about it.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 10:10 PM (8O3HH)






Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2017 10:56 PM (+lVUW)

190 Silverdome implosion fails:

"Johnson, wanna get in there and find that bad wire?"
"I don't think so, Bob..."

Posted by: tu3031 at December 04, 2017 10:56 PM (O5Q3r)

191 How did they measure all those feet in order to take that average? Was there an "Olde Inche" that they used?
Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 10:56 PM (hxRql)

Well, I don't like to brag...

Posted by: Ye Olde English prostitute at December 04, 2017 10:57 PM (ZgKFD)

192
**wouldn't happen to have a green label on it what says "Liner, Wet Weather Poncho", would it?

No, it just says Sear Roebuck and Co.
Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam


No foolin'?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:57 PM (IqV8l)

193 Not much comment on Trump referring the Bears Ears national monument land grab.

It's a good start, but we must renew what was already evident over 800 years ago:

"Charter of the Forest -- Still Relevant After 800 Years"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y9d444zj

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 04, 2017 10:57 PM (itfg0)

194 Leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas to find the middle class lifestyle.


Ya, that will work.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:58 PM (KdDCu)

195 And lets all take a moment to mourn the (temporary!) loss of our good friend, Willow, who is taking a break from the blog. Wish her well and for her prompt return.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 10:58 PM (kUotE)

196
That cut your throat gal probably could make a hell of a sourdough.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 10:59 PM (8O3HH)

197
Ambergris

https://youtu.be/qySSdrV5kIs

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:59 PM (IqV8l)

198
The LA/California rents appear to be cheaper than where I am.

Posted by: otho at December 04, 2017 10:59 PM (qGuLD)

199 Prayers said for Slap's family and Joyce. If you think of it, please say a prayer for my eldest brother who had to be hospitalized this morning, recurring problems with pancreas and he doesn't even drink.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 04, 2017 10:48 PM (G8B7r)


I'll forward this to the Keeper of the List, and will pray for your brother.

Thank you all, on behalf of Slap, who is hopefully catching some much-needed rest tonight. I do believe in the power of prayer, especially from a group such as this one. You are all so supportive of each other. Bless you!

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:00 PM (cu8/f)

200 Cicero, did you do your boat trip out of Hue?


I never did that, just visited the city for a few days. Toured the Citadel. Ate well. Looked, in vain, for the most beautiful women in Vietnam, which people in Saigon said were in Hue. Not that there was anything wrong. Just the usual abundance of riches in that department.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2017 11:00 PM (QDnY+)

201 Why did Willow leave?

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 11:00 PM (XIpsB)

202 198
The LA/California rents appear to be cheaper than where I am.
Posted by: otho at December 04, 2017 10:59 PM (qGuLD)

MooMoo?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:01 PM (ZgKFD)

203 Lots of content tonight. Re: the California story, with the exception of the retired guy in Iowa, whose politics are not disclosed, all the Cali refugees are leftards bringing their shit to pollute their new homes.


Bioethicist? "Tauriq Moosa" sounds like a muslim name to me, and some imam in Egypt said fucking your dead wife was OK, so he's just pimpin' the party line.


Re; Silverdome implosion. Saw on TV in the hotel bar. Looks like they found the loose wire, and fired the second half of the round. Down it came. First half was just puffs of smoke; second half, a little fireball at each site.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:01 PM (oPNmq)

204 I think she's just burned out on politics. Nothing personal.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:01 PM (kUotE)

205 >>>Another reason the NFL is losing viewership? Thuggery? If you or I did this on the job I think we would be facing criminal charges.<<<




GRONK SMASH!!!

Posted by: Gronk at December 04, 2017 11:02 PM (MV+uS)

206 So if willow is taking a blog-break, how will we, well, signal the end of a thread, the noodulization, the corgi call? I assume the verb "willowed" will still be used? (that's an adjectival form of a verb, right, grammar pedants?)


Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2017 11:02 PM (QDnY+)

207 Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:00 PM

Thank you very much! And now I'm off to bed. It's been a long day.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 04, 2017 11:02 PM (G8B7r)

208 Leaving Los Angeles for Las Vegas to find the middle class lifestyle.

Ya, that will work.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 10:58 PM (KdDCu)


Vegas is like any other middle class community... but with blackjack and hookers.

Posted by: The Blackjack Hat at December 04, 2017 11:04 PM (itfg0)

209 Speaking of feet, Mr. H wants to know why I have so many pairs of shoes when I only have one pair of feet.

He's such a comedian.
Posted by: ALH

These are all the shoes any woman needs (1 pair each, all black):
fvckme high heel boots
4" heels
sensible comfortable daily shoes
nurses sneakers
flipflops or slippers.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:04 PM (0H53h)

210 147 What country was Christopher Lee king of?


Isengard

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2017 11:04 PM (tMFgx)

211 206 Exactly. We may get stuck in a purgatory book thread or something horrible like that.

Someone mentioned that the term "Willowed" is in use on other blogs.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:05 PM (kUotE)

212 "blonde vs brunette..."

vs auburn?

idle on the internet, i finally looked up where auburn is - alabama! aha! the big game!

but it is also a word that describes reddish brown, especially hair. but oddly, it derives from the latin "alburnus" for yellowish white. what happened is that in the 16th century it was often enough misspelled albrune or albroune in french texts so that it took on an association with brown! i'm not making it up. stuff like that happened before spelling was normalized.

wild stuff.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 04, 2017 11:05 PM (AxFdW)

213 However, as Watson approached Williams, "he became overwhelmed by horrible vaginal odor emitting from Melissa Williams." As a result, Watson "declined to proceed any further."

I wonder if a cavity search was needed after the arrest.
Could have resulted in a deputy putting in for workers' comp.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2017 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

214 147. Summerisle.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:05 PM (fA1SL)

215 These are all the shoes any woman needs (1 pair each, all black):
fvckme high heel boots
4" heels
sensible comfortable daily shoes
nurses sneakers
flipflops or slippers.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:04 PM (0H53h)

How very... stylish of you, Claude.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:06 PM (ZgKFD)

216 Do you spoon?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 10:28 PM (zmvwV)


Spoons are for bass. But wedding rings are good for kokanee.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2017 11:06 PM (2K6fY)

217 I think we can guess what Tauriq Moosa's hobby is.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:06 PM (LQLeS)

218 Do nurses still wear sneakers? I thought they all wore clogs these days...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 11:07 PM (e9G8E)

219 The LA/California rents appear to be cheaper than where I am.

I had to look at the date on that. It has been quite a few years- 10 or 15? - since you could find that around here.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:07 PM (TUE05)

220 It was Charlemagne's foot, but he's been replaced by Christopher Plummer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:07 PM (H5rtT)

221 talked to slap friday. he knows he has friends and support here. he's going through a life changing experience. he has a strong faith. he needs our prayers and support. i think he's dealing with this alone.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

222 217 I think we can guess what Tauriq Moosa's hobby is.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:06 PM (LQLeS)


He's into mummies?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:08 PM (3/sUh)

223 I have 4 pairs of bedroom slippers, Claude Rains. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Wait, no, I have 5 pairs. I forgot the ones for the dead of Winter. They look like socks and are made of wool with leather soles and come from LL Bean.

Posted by: ALH at December 04, 2017 11:08 PM (XIpsB)

224 We need to fight this battle, so that "partner"
doesn't become like "single mother." a catch-all term that subsumes both
the honorable and the unhonorable under the same aegis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 04, 2017 10:17 PM (YqDXo)

I would be OK with using the term "life partner" to describe a same-sex spouse. But why not just use the word "spouse"? "Partner" could be business partner, or prospecting partner, or hunting partner, and using "partner" alone to describe a same-sex spouse taints the legitimate uses of the word.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:09 PM (oPNmq)

225 200 Cicero, did you do your boat trip out of Hue?

------

Yep. Toured the citadel and spent the night at an eco-resort called the Pilgrimage, the; took a trip upriver to a place where they made candy or toffee or something. I just remember lichi, dragonfruit and some very fat snakes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (zmvwV)

226 I have this theory that Puddles the clown is actually Mike Rowe in whiteface.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (2K6fY)

227 220 Stringer

ISWYDT.

/golf clap

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (vUcdz)

228 >> Do nurses still wear sneakers?

I've seen a bunch lately with my father's adventures. They wear all kinds. None sexy.

I haven't seen a nurse in a white in ages. In fact they tell me they mostly changed that policy to avoid wearing white -- it's apparently scary and puts people on edge sometimes, they've decided. The docs still wear the white lab coats a lot, but I've noticed a lot of them foregoing that as well.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (8O3HH)

229 Someone mentioned that the term "Willowed" is in use on other blogs.
Posted by: Johnny

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

Looked it up on Urban Dictionary, not there. Does anyone know if any Ace of Spades lingua franca have been listed there?

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (LQLeS)

230 206 So if willow is taking a blog-break, how will we, well, signal the end of a thread

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2017 11:02 PM (QDnY+)


I think we will just have one thread with 50,000 comments until she returns.

Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

231 Vegas is like any other middle class community... but with blackjack and hookers.

----

And high rollers with money to burn. Fat corporations with highly paid Officers and a local low wage service economy in a community built by Organized Crime Families.

Yep just like middle America.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (KdDCu)

232 These are all the shoes any woman needs (1 pair each, all black):

fvckme high heel boots

4" heels

sensible comfortable daily shoes

nurses sneakers

flipflops or slippers.





Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:04 PM (
---

Wow. Just.....wow. Women's shoe and outfit choices are even more complex than you could ever imagine.

Here is a window into a world that you don't even know exists (suitable for work):

https://tinyurl.com/y7bym22q

BTW.. it's more complicated than shown. MUCH more complicated.

Posted by: shibumi at December 04, 2017 11:11 PM (aT+Bx)

233 Wth does "willowed" mean, anyway? Never did get the gist of it.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:12 PM (LQLeS)

234
I think we will just have one thread with 50,000 comments until she returns.
Posted by: rickl at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (sdi6R)

Go to heck in a handbasket.

Posted by: Pixy's Hamsters at December 04, 2017 11:12 PM (ZgKFD)

235 221 talked to slap friday. he knows he has friends and support here. he's going through a life changing experience. he has a strong faith. he needs our prayers and support. i think he's dealing with this alone.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

I was in his shoes about 15 years ago.

It sucks and there is no good ending. And the right thing to do is the hardest thing to do.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:13 PM (3/sUh)

236 221 It helps to have a horde behind you.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:13 PM (kUotE)

237 233 Wth does "willowed" mean, anyway? Never did get the gist of it.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:12 PM (LQLeS)

Usually happens when you think you have made a particularly good point.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:13 PM (ZgKFD)

238 >>>226 I have this theory that Puddles the clown is actually Mike Rowe in whiteface.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (2K6fY)


I don't think Mike Rowe is as aphasic 7-foot-tall homosexual with a thing for furry balls...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 11:14 PM (e9G8E)

239 I spent a good 30 minutes looking at new glasses frames.

Have you noticed that they always dilate your eyes before they let you look at new frames?
I think that is why heavy frames in dark colors are coming back.

I tried some on and looked like I was trying to be Michael Caine in The Ipcriss File

Posted by: Kindltot at December 04, 2017 11:14 PM (2K6fY)

240 222 217 I think we can guess what Tauriq Moosa's hobby is.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:06 PM (LQLeS)


He's into mummies?

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

Daddies, too. He ain't picky.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:14 PM (LQLeS)

241 237 233 Wth does "willowed" mean, anyway? Never did get the gist of it.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:12 PM (LQLeS)

Usually happens when you think you have made a particularly good point.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:13 PM (ZgKFD)

for awhile, everytime Willow finally caught up with a thread, and commented...

A new post would go up...

Posted by: Don Q. at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (NgKpN)

242 Wth does "willowed" mean, anyway? Never did get the gist of it.

--

Do original research on a topic of interest. Compose a erudite grammatically correct post of several paragraphs and post it to the end of a thread just after everyone else runs off after a new, shinny thread.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (KdDCu)

243 233 Scroller

Willow is an 'Ette of the first order, who's known for being the last person to comment on a post.

This has happened with such frequency as to become a noted phenomenon.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (vUcdz)

244 My late partner Karen and I used that term because we didn't want to get married unless there was some pressing legal need. Also, it amused the hell out of her. And, since this IS the horde, I'm still a guy.

Posted by: Winston at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (XlcO7)

245 235: five years for me, mh. it doesn't end well. i was damned no matter what. sucks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (KP5rU)

246 Daredevil Spoons, Johnson Weedless Minnow, and the list goes on.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (3/sUh)

And the venerable Tom Mack spoon for salmon trolling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:15 PM (oPNmq)

247 > I have 4 pairs of bedroom slippers, Claude Rains. Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
Wait, no, I have 5 pairs. I forgot the ones for the dead of Winter. They look like socks and are made of wool with leather soles and come from LL Bean.

Posted by: ALH


Silly. Get flipflops. Wear socks n the winter.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:16 PM (0H53h)

248 233 Ya know, idk. I get the term but I don't know the story. Either she was a co blogger who stomped active threads or she had a habit of posting right when a thread dies.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:16 PM (kUotE)

249 241. Yep. Her posts are thumpers that bring Shaiha-nud.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:16 PM (fA1SL)

250 I had to look at the date on that. It has been quite a few years- 10 or 15? - since you could find that around here.


Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:07 PM


How old is their data? Looking at the cheapest at $1300 going up, taking into account various factors, it appears on par or cheaper. Is it out of control where you are too?

Posted by: otho at December 04, 2017 11:16 PM (qGuLD)

251 #240 Although a necrophiliac would want them younger than 3,000 years old, I would think.

.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:17 PM (LQLeS)

252
146 >>>128 I think I'm going to my attic to retrieve my security-blanket and will be sleeping with that tonight
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 10:35 PM (6FqZa)


It wouldn't happen to have a green label on it what says "Liner, Wet Weather Poncho", would it?
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 10:38 PM (e9G8E)








The woobie repels and protects against commies, lions, tigers, bears, soul-stealing gingers and the boogieman.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2017 11:17 PM (eXA4G)

253 No, the local foot was made by taking the average length of all adult males exiting Church in England.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (0H53h)

Which sort of implies that some standard of measurement was used in order to compute the average, no?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:17 PM (oPNmq)

254 Funny how we have so much media, yet it has fallen to Alternative Media and bloggers to tell the facts these days. The Professional Liars are not interested in facts anymore, only in pushing The Narrative(tm).

President Trump rolled back the anti-Constitutional Federal Land Grabs in Utah at Bears Ears and Escalante Staircase.

The networks all focused on the Democrat Narrative: this action would open up some of these lands to mining and energy exploration.

But that's not the issue.

The real issue is this: these "monuments" were created by fiat, by using the Antiquities Act, rather than the National Park Act. Monuments can be created by presidential decree, while National Parks require Congress and local citizens to be heard. But monuments are supposed to be icons like Indian Cliff Dwellings or the Statue of Liberty, not 583,000 square miles of Hawaiian ocean. These are really stealth National Parks.

But Clinton and Obama didn't have the votes or support for National Parks, so they short-circuited the democratic process to get what they wanted, Constitutional governance be damned.

That's pretty much all Democrats do anymore--cheat. They cheat with judges, with law-fare, with phony FISA warrants, with vote fraud, with #FakeMedia, with Special Counsels, with phony smear campaigns, with illegal one-man treaties and in this case, they cheated with illegal one-man legislation. Yet again.

Since they won't tell you, I will. At every turn, President Trump is once again returning American governance to its proper role and Constitutional despite, despite the hysterical claims of the ninnies and Nanny-state opposition to the contrary.

Thanks, President Trump.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (Ndje9)

255 I guess I shouldn't post just to say I'm ignorant, huh?

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (kUotE)

256 >> No, the local foot was made by taking the average length of all adult males

Should've used their dicks. Then we could all say our dicks were a foot long.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (8O3HH)

257 Willow'd happens when a responsible Moron diligently reads the post, reads all the comments to the end, thinks about it and then posts to a dead thread.

Moral of the story, don't read all the *stuff*, just post.

Which means that when you make a good point, you have to repeat it because no one else is reading all the *stuff* either. Except for a few crack monkeys who are hammering the refresh button five times a second.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (KdDCu)

258 Rent vs Buy

Growing up, I was always told that, short term, renting was cheaper than buying.

But (at least now), that seems location-dependent: my eldest just bought her first house because it really was cheaper than renting, due to the market where she lives.

Aside: mrs ibguy and I *love* her home. It's 100 years old with gorgeous hardwood floors and that old-fashioned trim, very warm and inviting.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (vUcdz)

259 And high rollers with money to burn. Fat corporations with highly paid Officers and a local low wage service economy in a community built by Organized Crime Families.

Yep just like middle America.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:10 PM (KdDCu)


That's just the Strip and Downtown. Outside of that it is indeed like most middle class communities (abet with slot machines in the supermarkets).

Posted by: The Community Hat at December 04, 2017 11:20 PM (itfg0)

260 BTW.. it's more complicated than shown. MUCH more complicated.
Posted by: shibum

I know. Don't ask how I know.
÷sigh÷

I know.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:20 PM (0H53h)

261
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

Give Slap my best wishes. Hell, give him everyone's best wishes.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2017 11:20 PM (JSG44)

262 Tauriq Moosa doesn't have to worry about birth control.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:21 PM (LQLeS)

263
Except for a few crack monkeys who are hammering the refresh button five times a second.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (KdDCu)









You shut your whore mouth.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 04, 2017 11:21 PM (eXA4G)

264 No, the local foot was made by taking the average length of all adult males exiting Church in England.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 10:36 PM (0H53h)

Which sort of implies that some standard of measurement was used in order to compute the average, no?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:17 PM (oPNmq)


It was measured against the erect penis length of an Earl who had a foot fetish.

Posted by: The SCIENCE! Hat at December 04, 2017 11:21 PM (itfg0)

265 Which sort of implies that some standard of measurement was used in order to compute the average, no?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Barleycorns!

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:22 PM (0H53h)

266 233 Wth does "willowed" mean, anyway? Never did get the gist of it.
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:12 PM (LQLeS)

In short, it is when you have made a post, after a Nood has been declared- meaning no one will probably read your post.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (ZgKFD)

267
If Willow is taking a break, I'll step in for her until she returns, since I always have the same last-to-the-thread problem.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (JSG44)

268 patton oswald is comedy like yoko ono is like a guitar and singing virtuoso.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (KP5rU)

269 Except for a few crack monkeys who are hammering the refresh button five times a second.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (KdDCu)


*types furiously*

*takes hit from crack pipe*

*types furiously*

Posted by: Crack Monkey Union, Local 59 at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (itfg0)

270 No foolin'?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 10:57 PM (IqV8l)

Is that a real poncho, or a Sears poncho?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (oPNmq)

271 Rent v ownership

Don't forget maintenance costs of owning; a part of the equation that I've always left out of the budget.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (KdDCu)

272 *refresh* *refresh* *refresh* *refresh* *refresh*

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (kUotE)

273 It was the blusrt of times

Posted by: Crack Monkey Union, Local 59 at December 04, 2017 11:24 PM (itfg0)

274 261: will do. slap is a stand up guy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:24 PM (KP5rU)

275 It was measured against the erect penis length of an Earl who had a foot fetish.
Posted by: The SCIENCE! Hat at December 04, 2017 11:21 PM (itfg0)

-----

Pious noblemen only. And NO JOOOS!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 11:25 PM (zmvwV)

276 Moosa out front shoulda told ya.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2017 11:25 PM (IqV8l)

277 271 Skandia

A most cromulent point, and I was very proud of Eldest Daughter when she went over all her #'s with us, because she had, in fact, accounted for this.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:25 PM (vUcdz)

278 We had a bioethicist in training here, for a long time. Sorry, I don't keep a little chart of people's departures, or their nic changes. But this guy had a "pending" PhD, and that fact was noted in his handle. He wrote a lot, and ISTR he was at a Catholic university. I presumed that he just changed his name. Who wants to do my remembering for me, here?

The "craven" theory of metric land measure does not prove out. It takes about two and a half acres to make a hectare.

A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate." You can get them going pretty good by just stating the machinists' term "ten-thousandths."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (H5rtT)

279 As long as it defends against Crazy Rosie O'Donnell, I'm good.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (6FqZa)

280 I hit the F5 like Tom Cruise in Top Gun

Posted by: josephistan at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (ANIFC)

281 278 tsrlbke

Excellent chap, still posts occasionally at Cut Jib Newsletter blog.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:27 PM (vUcdz)

282 Thank you, moron compadres, for all the "willowed" explanations. So in other words, don't be last to a thread. Been there, done that. And yes, have re-posted same comment on new thread, though with some degree of self-abasement.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:27 PM (LQLeS)

283 A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate." You can get them going pretty good by just stating the machinists' term "ten-thousandths."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (H5rtT)

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You can dazzle the shit out of 'em by deploying the Planck length.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 11:27 PM (zmvwV)

284 Is it out of control where you are too?

I think around 2010, $2000 was considered 'standard' in the south bay. I haven't rented in years, so I don't know what's going on out there if you're creative.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:28 PM (QTZZW)

285 281 moi

Also: he'll be defending his thesis soon (as in the next few weeks). Presume he'll do fine.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:28 PM (vUcdz)

286 278. Remember - weights and measures systems come in two flavors: The one used by the first and only nation to land people on the Moon and return them safely, and any other system.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:29 PM (fA1SL)

287 286 Uncle

Classic

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:29 PM (vUcdz)

288 The "craven" theory of metric land measure does not prove out. It takes about two and a half acres to make a hectare.

A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate." You can get them going pretty good by just stating the machinists' term "ten-thousandths."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (H5rtT)


If you want to feed her well, give her inches... not miilimetres...

Posted by: The Scorpions (who are still appologizing for that album cover) at December 04, 2017 11:29 PM (itfg0)

289 A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate."

Which is, of course ridiculous, because a thousandth of an inch is smaller and therefore more 'precise' than a thousandth of a meter, anyways.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:31 PM (QTZZW)

290 You can dazzle the shit out of 'em by deploying the Planck length.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 04, 2017 11:27 PM (zmvwV)


That's what she said...

Posted by: Max Plank, who won't describe it in inches... or fractions thereof at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (itfg0)

291
When I was a lab rat I always thought in metric at the bench and in English measures otherwise

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (JSG44)

292 In reality "race" is a social construct while "sex" (misnamed as gender) is a biological fact. On the left they have reversed this and done so because their mania for identity group politics demands it.

They're all Rosie but only some have come out of their safe space and into the open for all to see.

Posted by: geoffb at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (zOpu5)

293 A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate."
Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (H5rtT)


"Oh, like Fahrenheit?"

Posted by: hogmartin at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (y87Qq)

294 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar....

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (LQLeS)

295 Zillow is a great site for real estate and rental market info.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:33 PM (kUotE)

296 LOL Colbert late show has opened with a rendition of 12 days of Xmas with the central theme of "On the first day of Xmas Bob Mueller gave to me..."


These people are insane.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 11:33 PM (IYHxL)

297 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar....

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (LQLeS)

Could equally well be wights and monsters.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:34 PM (oPNmq)

298 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar 100 kPa....

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (LQLeS)

Posted by: The Metric Resistance! at December 04, 2017 11:34 PM (itfg0)

299 SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937733355063439361

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937733462659878913

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937733699449352192

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937733805607092224

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937733959311675395

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2017 11:35 PM (eh0Va)

300 I think around 2010, $2000 was considered 'standard' in the south bay. I haven't rented in years, so I don't know what's going on out there if you're creative.


Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:28 PM


This is per month, yeah? You in LA? It's around the $3000 to $4000 around here. It's $2400 at this joint, but it's a rundown place. Worth a million bucks though to sell. For a veritable crack house.

Posted by: otho at December 04, 2017 11:36 PM (qGuLD)

301 Speaking of weights and measures:

"I love you a bushel and a peck..."

Posted by: Guys and Dolls at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (LQLeS)

302 296: that halfafrican! how's everything? you're a better man than i, watching that fucktard. my tv isn't even turned on. listening to the songs of my lost youth.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (KP5rU)

303 Aside: mrs ibguy and I *love* her home. It's 100 years old with gorgeous hardwood floors and that old-fashioned trim, very warm and inviting.
Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (vUcdz)

Thats no way to talk about your wife.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (3/sUh)

304 More SCIENCE! ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937734068833316864

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937734200760897536

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937734301994635264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937734403278737409

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/937734518290767872

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (eh0Va)

305 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar....

..In Guam...

And it tipped over!

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (kUotE)

306 300 I think around 2010, $2000 was considered 'standard' in the south bay. I haven't rented in years, so I don't know what's going on out there if you're creative.

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Go East, young man.

Posted by: Horace Greeley at December 04, 2017 11:38 PM (zmvwV)

307 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar 100 kPa....



Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (LQLeS)

Posted by: The Metric Resistance! at December 04, 2017 11:34 PM (itfg0)

Speaking of "appropriately-sized" units, is any SI unit less useful or less intuitive than the Pascal for pressure? It's sort of like having one's automobile speedometer read in furlongs per fortnight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:38 PM (oPNmq)

308 303 MisHum

Heh: the *second* I hit I *knew* I'd pulled a real boner with that one.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:38 PM (vUcdz)

309 294 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar....
Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:32 PM (LQLeS)

Just to be accurate, they waddled. Terry McAuliffe oozes into bars, James Carville slithers into bars, but Rosie and Moore waddle into bars.

And If I'd known they were going to do that, I'd've swung the bar harder.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2017 11:38 PM (tMFgx)

310 the beatles still suck!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:39 PM (KP5rU)

311 The only thing that came out of that seventies push for Americans transitioning to metric was soda pop being sold in liters.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:39 PM (LQLeS)

312
No system of measurement is superior to any other, in any general sense.

Why the SI (metric) is touted is that it is coherent. Derived units are just unit multiples of base units, and you have the base ten prefix system. That's all there is.

Me, I'll happily use SI for scientific stuff, yet I still "think" in US customary units. It's like your prime language. For example, if you tell me something is so many meters, or so many liters, etc, etc, I have to convert that roughly to feet and gallons to "feel" how much it is.

The only thing you can argue has any superiority is the Planck units (or God's units). Well, here there aren't any actual units. Everything is dimensionless. You are letting the universe itself, through the physical laws (by setting the dimensionful constants to unity) determine the scale of everything.

And that sucks because the Planck length and Planck time are so damn tiny as to be useless.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:39 PM (8O3HH)

313 291. Fairly common - people revert to traditional units. Example - Russians still sorta kinda use funt & pood for cabbage and potatoes and such on the farm & in the kitchen. Chinese still use the catty, esp for things like ginseng and traditional medicines and in cooking.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:39 PM (fA1SL)

314 A lot of metricists hold the millimeter as superior to the inch because it is smaller, therefore by definition more "accurate." You can get them going pretty good by just stating the machinists' term "ten-thousandths."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:26 PM (H5rtT)


Sad to say, there is sort of a point to that. In many scales, for instance, they will read up to tenths. In ounces or grams ... up to tenths. So, clearly you get more accurate reads in grams.

You get this stuff going on with measurement devices that have digital readouts. Generally they will measure all with the same decimal precision so you get the most accurate reads with the smallest unit. The hardware is accurate enough and there would be no sense to reading to the hundredths for an ounce and then cutting to the tenths for a gram. So, digital readouts and precise (generally solid state) measuring hardware bring about this situation.

I have a swing speed monitor that measures to units, only. I have a choice of MPH or KPH, but given the same precision in the readout the KPH is more accurate. I still don't use kilometers per hour ... because the upper bound is an issue at times in terms of KPH, but for most people the KPH reading would be more accurate and better.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:39 PM (8gDQu)

315 I guess I shouldn't post just to say I'm ignorant, huh?

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (kUotE)

Sure, why not? I'm ignorant, and worse, too lazy to do much about it. While I can spend hours doing research, it's only by whim.

I'm slothful and procrastinatory, too.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:40 PM (cu8/f)

316 308 303 MisHum

Heh: the *second* I hit I *knew* I'd pulled a real boner with that one.
Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:38 PM (vUcdz)

LOL
Thanks for the chuckle my friend.

Metric or English?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:40 PM (3/sUh)

317 @142 True fact: it wasn't Charlemagne's foot; it was Christopher Lee's foot.
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Doh. I missed that one on the test. I wrote that it was Brian Denehy's foot.

Posted by: junior at December 04, 2017 11:40 PM (VfhVK)

318 chavez my man.

I'm ok I guess, my moms health issues are really frustrating and not exactly getting better. It's tough watching my dad try to navigate, my mom who is normally eternally upbeat finally show some chinks in the armor and my younger siblings deal in their own way.

I feel guilty with all the good things going on with my wife, pregnancy etc. and know I'm going through a bout of mini-depression.

Sorry didn't mean to dump but it felt good to let it out.

And yes Colbert is a fucktard.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 11:41 PM (IYHxL)

319 305 Speaking of weights and measures, Rosie O'Donnell and Michael Moore walk into a bar....

..In Guam...

And it tipped over!
Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson

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Ha! Good one.

Posted by: Shamu at December 04, 2017 11:41 PM (LQLeS)

320 I saw The Derived Units open for the Dimensionful Constants to Unity back in '83.

Posted by: Rep. Hank Johnson at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (kUotE)

321
Oooh, I think I recognize another one of kbdabear's babes (Overnight Underwear), but I won't say anything 'cause I'd have to explain from where I recognize her. And that would be unseemly.

(Seriously, I think one is Darcie Dolce, "actress" ).

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (8O3HH)

322 Oops, sock.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (kUotE)

323 316 MisHum

Celsius.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (vUcdz)

324 Except for a few crack monkeys who are hammering the refresh button five times a second.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:19 PM (KdDCu)

Hey, man. Words can hurt.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (ZgKFD)

325 Is that last pic "Mat" Lauer?

Posted by: GigHarborGary at December 04, 2017 11:42 PM (yxx6+)

326 318.
* nods. Pours a healthy vodka for his drugh *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:43 PM (fA1SL)

327 Yeah, that's him -- good ol' T.S.R. Bilke! See, they're not all bad.

Palpatine spekith truth, and not mere quippeth. For once you leave Earth, everything based on the Meter serves only as a reference to planetary size. The easy estimations of foot, yard, inch, and I'll even go "cubit" if we can keep Bill Cosby out of it, work wherever we send humans. Is that the issue?

The classic is the mile, from the Latin word for soldier. A mile is a thousand pairs-of-steps for a Roman legionary, and despite our increase in height, a thousand paces has not changed much. Now, what's that in barleycorns?

Tibet was mapped by just one guy, who got a long-term contract with the Brits and began by teaching himself to pace exactly the same, hot cold up and down hill, just the sort of crazy shit the Indians are noted for. And his maps were just effing excellent. He is known to history as Pundit Number One. That's where "pundit" comes from. His name was Nain Singh and he is up there in the pantheon of surveyors and mapmakers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 04, 2017 11:43 PM (H5rtT)

328 318: stay strong my friend. been through all of that. i'm old. the older you get, the tougher you have to be. no justice.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:43 PM (KP5rU)

329 Why the SI (metric) is touted is that it is coherent.

Like Esperanto. Metric is just another language, to me, but one with little character. It's bland. I use metric and standard every single day.

Posted by: t-bird at December 04, 2017 11:43 PM (RUa32)

330 Is it my imagination or is Michael Moore getting uglier every time I see his face posted somewhere? He's turning into the Blob.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:44 PM (LQLeS)

331 Shoe size, data point 1:
I'm an average shoe size, size 10.
Using barleycorns, at 3/inch, and using the original definition, counting back from 13 inch = size 13, at 1 bareycorn per shoe size, my size 10 equals 1 foot or 12 inch (ynch).

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 04, 2017 11:45 PM (0H53h)

332 Rent v ownership

Don't forget maintenance costs of owning; a part of the equation that I've always left out of the budget.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:23 PM (KdDCu)




Yep. Yesterday, I forked over $400 ish at Home Despot, for a wee bit of lumber and 5 lbs. of coated deck screws.

Tore down the Hurricane Ike affected porch railing, as well as the stairs and their railings.

Why?

'Cause the original sloppy General Contractor didn't insure that the crappy Porch & Deck Sub Contractor used hot-dipped galvanized nails, per code.

And given that said 4 ft. 8 in. off the ground porch was fully submerged by Hurricane Ike's storm surge, all those nails started their inevitable salt water cursed decay.

Kilz and paint kept the bleed through at bay since 2008, but the metal itself had pretty much fully powderized, and the railings were becoming a certain hazard, and delay was no longer an option.

I'm building them back to a much higher standard, anyway. Fully sanded and dimensioned treated lumber, routered corners and coved handrails. And very, very meticulous measuring, cutting and assembly.

Got rained out today, and a cold front hits mid-day, tomorrow.

Maintenance costs? We haz 'em!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2017 11:45 PM (QzJWU)

333
One non-kosher pressure unit which sort of works out is the kilogram per cm^2 (note this a kilogram weight. 1kg in one standard 'g' force).

It works out that 1 kg/cm^2 is very close to one std. atmosphere.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:45 PM (8O3HH)

334 "Furlongs per fortnight"!

Heh.

Hat's got me reading now about "Planck units" -- measures based on the fundamental constants of nature -- all set equal to "1"...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 04, 2017 11:46 PM (e9G8E)

335 Speaking of weights and measures:

"I love you a bushel with myand a peck..."

Posted by: Guys and Dolls at December 04, 2017 11:37 PM (LQLeS)


FIFY

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 04, 2017 11:46 PM (itfg0)

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 04, 2017 11:46 PM (itfg0)

337 Crap

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (itfg0)

338 To the Metric Barrel with me...

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (itfg0)

339 Lol.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (kUotE)

340 I saw Hammering Crack Monkeys open for Weights and Measures back in '94.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (LQLeS)

341 The one part where the metric system is clearly superior to the normal system is in volume and weight labels. Whoever thought it was a good idea to name both a volume (fluid) ounce and a weight an ounce was a friggin retard of the first order. I won't even get into the various different types of weight ounces ...

But that's just a label issue that could easily be solved in the normal system by getting a new friggin name! No need to switch to metric measures, many of which are just not natural for so many things.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (8gDQu)

342 333 publius

Hunh: never heard of a treif metric before.

Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 11:48 PM (vUcdz)

343 saw some interesting maps showing all the metric system using countries, all the right-hand driving countries, all the countries invaded by England at some point, countries without a Mcdonalds. etc. but can't find a link. Pretty fun.

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 04, 2017 11:48 PM (CL76w)

344 She; you get smaller than the Planck length, time and space cease to exist.

Weird.

Posted by: Horace Greeley at December 04, 2017 11:48 PM (zmvwV)

345 No, Harvey, just no.

Posted by: The Barrel at December 04, 2017 11:48 PM (QTZZW)

346 Uncle Palp - thank you sir.

chavez, yeah I'm starting to see that. Life is truly unfair. Bag things, good people and all of that.

Also the significant are rarely famous and the famous are rarely significant.

Times like this I'm glad I'm a believer but it also makes me question. Weird I know.

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 11:48 PM (IYHxL)

347 Harvey,

You thought your ficuses were bad?

Posted by: The Barrel at December 04, 2017 11:49 PM (VfhVK)

348 To the Metric Barrel with me...

Posted by: Harvey Weinstein at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (itfg0)

Three strikes and YEROUT!

Or in, as the case may be.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:49 PM (cu8/f)

349 I'm semi-drunk now so I'm going to bed. Nighty-nite.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at December 04, 2017 11:49 PM (LQLeS)

350 Later that night, the lampshade in the upper window was used for other things.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2017 11:49 PM (QDvfw)

351 345 quality Moronism.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:49 PM (kUotE)

352 I love how autocucumber edits my comments into gibberish.
Thanks, Apple!

Posted by: Horace Greeley at December 04, 2017 11:50 PM (zmvwV)

353 And I won't even get into how people have abused the label "cup" (coffee makers ought to all be jailed for what they call "cups" ... and the fact that the "cup" label clashes so terribly with the actual word "cup".

Just more label problems. The measurement standards are very nice and natural but the names ... Sheesh.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:50 PM (8gDQu)

354 Ambergris? Isn't that some toxic compound that is secreted from a sperm
whale? I guess it never hurts to give these redheads a proper scrubbing.

Tongue bath.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 04, 2017 11:50 PM (QCX64)

355 One non-kosher pressure unit which sort of works out is the kilogram per cm^2 (note this a kilogram weight. 1kg in one standard 'g' force).

It works out that 1 kg/cm^2 is very close to one std. atmosphere.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:45 PM (8O3HH)

Shouldn't that be cubic cm?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:50 PM (ZgKFD)

356 349 Cheers

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (kUotE)

357 341 Whoever thought it was a good idea to name both a volume (fluid) ounce and a weight an ounce was a friggin retard of the first order. I won't even get into the various different types of weight ounces ...

ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:47 PM (8gDQu)

I thought a liquid ounce of water weighs one ounce? Isn't a pint a pound the world 'round?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (tMFgx)

358 @341 The one part where the metric system is clearly superior to the normal system is in volume and weight labels. Whoever thought it was a good idea to name both a volume (fluid) ounce and a weight an ounce was a friggin retard of the first order. I won't even get into the various different types of weight ounces ...
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Yeah, that can get annoying...

And while I can remember how many pints are in a quart are in a gallon, I can never remember teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups.

I do vaguely remember that the metric volume measurement and weight measurement are both supposed to be based off of the same amount of water. That's kind of neat. But aside from that, meh.

Posted by: junior at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (VfhVK)

359 346: you're a good guy. it will be what it is. commit to the important stuff. the other stuff will happen no matter what. you can't fight fashion.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:52 PM (KP5rU)

360 It works out that 1 kg/cm^2 is very close to one std. atmosphere.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:45 PM (8O3HH)

That is kosher in mks metric. It's also possible to envision what that sort of pressure would feel like.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:52 PM (oPNmq)

361
There's an interesting exercise you can do to derive Planck Units. Consider the following. Let M, L, and T, be the unit of mass, length, and time.

M/T = c (speed of light)
L/T^2 = G * M^2/L^2 (gravitational force law)
M*L^2/T^2 = h / T (Planck's constant E = hv relation)

Note that is three equations in three variables. Solve for M, L, at T. That you gives you the Planck mass, length, and time in terms of the fundamental constants.

That's just for three dimensions and three constants. You can add the rest with the EM relations and others.

But that's a neat way to see how one lets God determine your units for you.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:53 PM (8O3HH)

362 Slapweasel and his family have been added to my list. God love him. What a difficult situation.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 04, 2017 11:53 PM (prxs+)

363 Density of water works out well in metric:
1g/ml=1g/cm^3

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:53 PM (ZgKFD)

364 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:53 PM (8O3HH)

Remind The ONT to get you a new blackboard.

Or is that ray-cist?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (3/sUh)

365 I thought a liquid ounce of water weighs one ounce?

That's still no reason to have the same name. It's a good figuring for the standard but an awful idea to use the same label for two totally different things - especially when they are closely related like that (so that many liquids are close to an ounce for an ounce ... close).

Isn't a pint a pound the world 'round?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (tMFgx)


So why didn't they name a pint a "pound"? Because they knew that that would have just been pushing it too far

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (8gDQu)

366 Yep. Yesterday, I forked over $400 ish at Home Despot, for a wee bit of lumber and 5 lbs. of coated deck screws.

Not the best news, but I do think spooning over $400 at Home Depot would have been more ... awkward ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (AoK0a)

367 Remind The ONT to get you a new blackboard.

Or is that ray-cist?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (3/sUh)

Only if it was a whiteboard in blackface.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (ZgKFD)

368
Arggh, that should be

L/T = c

not M/T.

And

L/T^2 = G * M/L^2

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:55 PM (8O3HH)

369 I WAS TOLD THERE WOULD BE NO MATH

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 11:55 PM (IYHxL)

370


huhuhuh uh huhuh... he said "pound"... huhuhuh

Posted by: butthead at December 04, 2017 11:56 PM (qGuLD)

371 chavez - thanks brotherman

Posted by: thathalfrican - barely posting cuz I'm cuttin' at December 04, 2017 11:56 PM (IYHxL)

372 Is Qdpsteve still letting his script rest whilst pining for the fjords?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 04, 2017 11:56 PM (QDvfw)

373 And while I can remember how many pints are in a quart are in a gallon, I can never remember teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups.



Posted by: junior at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (VfhVK)


There are 20 teaspoons to a deciliter.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:56 PM (cu8/f)

374 369: yeah, what the fuck is this shit at 11 pm central? bullshit!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 04, 2017 11:57 PM (KP5rU)

375 Density of water works out well in metric:
1g/ml=1g/cm^3

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 04, 2017 11:53 PM (ZgKFD)


That's because the weight was origionally based on the volume, and the volume based on the unit of length.

Now mass is based on a hunk of alloy in Paris... which is sooo scientific and logical...

Posted by: The Alloyed Hat at December 04, 2017 11:57 PM (itfg0)

376 3 teas to a Table

16 Tables to a Cup ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 04, 2017 11:57 PM (AoK0a)

377 I once stayed up all night watching algebra lessons on YouTube, just because the instructor was so good.

Posted by: Johnny at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (kUotE)

378 369. Old Imperial Units wiped out by the filthy commie scum - mang, eastern Europe used to distinguish between a 'cup' of water, a 'cup' of tea, a 'cup' of wine, and a 'cup' of vodka. Whole other set of units for bottles - wine vs vinegar vs vodka.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (fA1SL)

379 And while I can remember how many pints are in a quart are in a gallon, I can never remember teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups.



I do vaguely remember that the metric volume measurement and weight
measurement are both supposed to be based off of the same amount of
water. That's kind of neat. But aside from that, meh.



Posted by: junior at December 04, 2017 11:51 PM (VfhVK)

Teaspoons, tablespoons, and cups, aren't really official units in Imperial measure, AFAIK. They are terms of art used in the kitchen.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (oPNmq)

380 There are 20 teaspoons to a deciliter.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 04, 2017 11:56 PM (cu8/f)


There are 48 teaspoons to a cup ... so it makes mixing oil and gas for your two cycle pretty easy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (8gDQu)

381 376 3 teas to a Table

16 Tables to a Cup ...
Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 04, 2017 11:57 PM (AoK0a)

shooting to replace the Dildo?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (3/sUh)

382
Anyway, that demonstrates that what you're doing with Planck (God's) units is setting all the fundamental constants to 1, and letting the units be whatever they need to be to make it so.

The speed of light is 1 length per time unit
The gravitational constant is 1.
Planck's constant is 1.

Now, to complete it, you just set Coulomb's constant to 1 and get the electric charge units in there and all that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:59 PM (8O3HH)

383 Speaking of metric measure in liquids, as the soda industry went to metric. I'm guess it was that they wanted to expand their global market and it was cheaper to standardize on one single measurement system rather than having two (English/Metric) There are cost savings in having a standard container size.

The automotive industry, on the other hand, fought the international metric system even as people in the US were buying foreign built cars with metric fasteners. It was a problem until the auto parts manufactures started buying international car parts.

I was on a loading dock where stacks of car parts came into the US from Mexico, Japan, and Europe, all going into Ford automobiles.

Wiring harness from Mexico, Honda brake parts, and I forget what the European parts were.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:59 PM (KdDCu)

384
Not the best news, but I do think spooning over $400 at Home Depot would have been more ... awkward ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (AoK0a)



Desirable, actually.

You see, my cashier that day was both flirty and reasonably milfy hawt.

But it would've got her fired, and the checkout counter really isn't quite large enough for some quality spooning.

*puts some Lovin' Spoonful on the playlist*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 12:00 AM (QzJWU)

385 There are 48 teaspoons to a cup ... so it makes mixing oil and gas for your two cycle pretty easy.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:58 PM (8gDQu)

I haven't done that for over 20 years.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:00 AM (cu8/f)

386 Only if it was a whiteboard in blackface.

According to this new theory we're working with, that would be a
Mike Rowe aggression.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 05, 2017 12:00 AM (H5rtT)

387 I do vaguely remember that the metric volume measurement and weight measurement are both supposed to be based off of the same amount of water

===

Like 1 ounce water (by weight) = 1 ounce water by volume

1 mm^3 water = 1 cm^3

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 12:01 AM (0H53h)

388 So why didn't they name a pint a "pound"? Because they knew that that would have just been pushing it too far
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 11:54 PM (8gDQu)

Originally they did, and the Irish have been drunk ever since. They changed it to "pint", which is Gaelic for "sip", but it was too late.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at December 05, 2017 12:01 AM (tMFgx)

389 Anyway, that demonstrates that what you're doing with Planck (God's) units is setting all the fundamental constants to 1, and letting the units be whatever they need to be to make it so.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 04, 2017 11:59 PM (8O3HH)


Actually, G-d's units are the mathematical constants. Everything else derives from them.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:01 AM (8gDQu)

390 I forget what the European parts were.
Corinthian leather.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:01 AM (QCX64)

391 so then, where are we now?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 12:03 AM (MTjB1)

392 Lost.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (cu8/f)

393 391 so then, where are we now?
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 12:03 AM (MTjB1)


Somewhere between Dazed and Confused.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (3/sUh)

394 take this math shit to the prom queen thread. i'm sure when her fat ass is done drooling, she will let you slide the tip in. fuck this.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (KP5rU)

395 Someone early mentioned 'furlongs per fortnight,' which I note would be useful for measuring the acceleration of my 1976 Mercedes 300. Yeah.....it was a diesel.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (fA1SL)

396

You get two hogsheads to a butt.

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (qGuLD)

397 I thought Plancking was when students had their photos taken laying on top of a physicist?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:04 AM (QCX64)

398 Just wait until I get hold of it.

Posted by: Someone from Miami at December 05, 2017 12:05 AM (AI/Vm)

399 I forget what the European parts were.
Corinthian leather.
Posted by: andycanuck


oh that's rich!

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:06 AM (AoK0a)

400 I like that Art Buchwald thing, it takes me back.

I saw him at college in 78/79ish. It was kind of bad. He rambled. I'm not sure if he was on his way to doddering or drunk.

But it was still a thrill for best bud and me to go see him, he was an icon.

The columnists I miss from that era are Russell Baker and William Safire. Baker was light stuff, but insightful. Safire was bitingly political during the week but wrote the completely fun On Words column on Sundays.

Trivium for youngsters: Safire was a Nixon speechwriter and coined the term "nattering nabobs of negativism" for Agnew to use against the press.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:06 AM (fuK7c)

401 Snark, snark, snark.

I think that's my daily allotment.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:07 AM (IcT7t)

402 Hmmm, Tarantino to do a Star Trek film?

Que?!?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 12:07 AM (ZgKFD)

403 1 Tbs = 1 oz. - In case you've misplaced your jigger.

Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:07 AM (hN5g8)

404 Now mass is based on a hunk of alloy in Paris... which is sooo scientific and logical...
Posted by: The Alloyed Hat at December 04, 2017 11:57 PM (itfg0)


Only indirectly. There used to be an iridium bar that defined length, and which in turn was used to define mass (as the mass of the water within a cube of defined length).

IIRC, length is now defined in terms of the wavelength of an atomic absorption/emission (Na D line? I don't remember.)

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:07 AM (YqDXo)

405 Now it would be the "Twittering Twits of Twerking"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (QDvfw)

406 Somewhere between Dazed and Confused.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December




So I got here just in time.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (MTjB1)

407 Miklos Molnar apparently uses a new name with almost ever comment. Only 48 comments more than his sockpuppets.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (cAnNx)

408 The automotive industry, on the other hand, fought
the international metric system even as people in the US were buying
foreign built cars with metric fasteners. It was a problem until the
auto parts manufactures started buying international car parts.



I was on a loading dock where stacks of car parts came into the US
from Mexico, Japan, and Europe, all going into Ford automobiles.



Wiring harness from Mexico, Honda brake parts, and I forget what the European parts were.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 04, 2017 11:59 PM (KdDCu)

And U.S. manufacturers, notably GM, screwed the pooch when they did go metric. Euro metric bolt heads were typically 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 mm. Japanese metric bolt heads were typically 10, 12, 14, 19. Always some exceptions, of course. But until GM came along, nobody in the automotive world used 18 mm bolt heads. Standard metric wrench and socket sets did not include it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (oPNmq)

409 403 1 Tbs = 1 oz. - In case you've misplaced your jigger.
Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:07 AM (hN5g8

Doesn't one just drink straight out of the bottle?

It's like I don't know you Morons

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 12:09 AM (3/sUh)

410 >> Actually, G-d's units are the mathematical constants. Everything else derives from them.

That actually what I said, just in different words. By saying "set the fundamental constants to one", I mean let the physical constants determine your scale for all these "dimension" things like mass, length, and time, we fool around with.

Let the universe choose you scale.

Only problem is, God uses a very, very fine distance, and time scale. Planck mass is fairly large though (which is another way of saying gravity is weak). You can think of the Planck mass as the mass to make a black hole with a plank length radius, but there will be factor of two in there as well, because of the Schwarzchild relation.....but that's a needless complication to worry about.

And even calling it "weak" sort of goes against the God's unit philosophy.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:09 AM (8O3HH)

411 Mercedes 240D - 3300 lbs., 65 hp.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:09 AM (AI/Vm)

412 The words were spoken to an audience of American philosophers in 1989. The speaker was trying to provoke a reaction, but this might have gone unnoticed. After all, Philippa Foot - nearly 70 by then - didn't look like a heretic.


She's my favorite philosopher!

Posted by: Quentin Tarantino at December 05, 2017 12:09 AM (rLaop)

413 411: clown car.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (KP5rU)

414
They are trying to work on a new mass standard. The standard kilogram in Paris is losing mass somehow, IIRC. Tiny little bit, but it's "evaporating" some tiny amount.

Ideally, the mass standard should be something simple you can "easily" pick out from standard physical processes. Length and time are there. In fact, you only need one. The speed of light, which is *defined* now, determines the other one. Which way it goes I forget.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (8O3HH)

415 We're cable cutters and so did not see the Steelers game.

Was there thuggery? I read where the Bengals got a TD called back and the call was "questionable."



Go Stillers.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (U6f54)

416 Ok, I'm goan to do the nasty and repost myself in the same thread, new topic is needed:

In the previous thread someone mentioned a funny comment he made to his lady when giving her feet an oil rub.

What's the funniest un-romantic thing you've said to your.. partner?

Here's mine:

Roses are good,
Violets are great,
I think about you
When I....

I'm pretty sure that's what won her over.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (kUotE)

417 It's a fine theoretical standard, but as a practical consideration, it's tough to measure the length of the side of a cube of liquid water.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (oPNmq)

418 I misstyped!
> 1 mm^3 water = 1 cm^3

Should be
1 gram water = 1 mm water = 1 cm^3

... but you knew that anyway.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 12:12 AM (0H53h)

419 1 Tbs = 1 oz. - In case you've misplaced your jigger.

You must be pocketing the missing Tbs ... Not a bad business.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:12 AM (8gDQu)

420 So apparently Toluca Mexico's Card Capital Fest gets quite a few Cosply cuties.

Deadpool vs Car Capital Fest

https://youtu.be/nEaFkasTWro

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 12:13 AM (cAnNx)

421 Of course a teacup isn't the same amount as a coffee cup. Now, having four different coffee cups is another issue.

Barrels, really, OMG. A barrel of crude oil is not the same as a barrel of lubricating oil. A barrel of beer, a barrel of whiskey, a barrel of water -- all different. It's just a thing, man. And those ice-skating barrels--what's with that?

I'm trying to learn about stone. We have some gauge sizes, twos, fours, sixes, down to tens. Then there's screenings (technically "screening") and OK I'll buy that. The next size smaller than screenings is Ag. In addition, there are 57's, 4x8's (those have a very rude old nickname which one cannot quote), and now the fun part. When you're roadbuilding, there are at least two aggregate mixtures, large berm and small berm. These have to be ordered as 411's and 304's. I kind of think that those numbers conform to paragraphs in a building code. I've only been at this for 50 years, now.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 05, 2017 12:13 AM (H5rtT)

422 According to this new theory we're working with, that would be a Mike Rowe aggression. Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 05, 2017 12:00 AM (H5rtT)

Nice. AoSHQ is consistently more clever than reddit.

Mike Rowe studied Opera and is a baritone of course.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (rnAwa)

423 411. Hey, now! My 300d was a fine vehicle. My kids loved riding in it with me - people would wave. 'It's like a parade every time we leave the house,' said the oldest.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (fA1SL)

424
Suppose it is obvious that someone in need should be helped.

Let us assume this to be true.

Virtue Ethics
https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/ethics-virtue/

I didn't even make it through the first paragraph.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (KdDCu)

425 "1 Tbs = 1 oz. - In case you've misplaced your jigger."

There are 3 tablespoons in a jigger, 2 in an ounce.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (cu8/f)

426 They are trying to work on a new mass standard. The standard kilogram in Paris is losing mass somehow, IIRC. Tiny little bit, but it's "evaporating" some tiny amount.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:11 AM (8O3HH)


It's not evaporating. It's running away from the French.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (8gDQu)

427
I looked up. There is a proposal to define the kilogram as a precise (and very large) number of carbon atoms.

The standard kilogram block in Paris has lost about 50 ug over its 118 years existence.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (8O3HH)

428 Barrels, really, OMG. A barrel of crude oil is not the same as a barrel of lubricating oil. A barrel of beer, a barrel of whiskey, a barrel of water -- all different. It's just a thing, man. And those ice-skating barrels--what's with that?
------------

There are a tun of different 'barrel' sizes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (AI/Vm)

429 People, the standard of all measurements is me.

My fathom measures a fathom (6'), my span measures a span (10"), my cubit measures a cubit (16"), I think my foot measures a foot.

It's all about me, really.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:15 AM (fuK7c)

430 My preferred unit of measurement is 72 goats to a fuck-ton, infidels.

Posted by: allah at December 05, 2017 12:15 AM (QCX64)

431
There are a tun of different 'barrel' sizes.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
--------------

It's firkin confusing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:15 AM (AI/Vm)

432 429. 'Panton metron Bandersnatch.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:16 AM (fA1SL)

433 Ideally, the mass standard should be something simple you can "easily" pick out from standard physical processes. Length and time are there. In fact, you only need one.

And it should also be something that is accessible to all and sundry, and not depend on a Vatican of measurement standards. Hence the wavelength standard of length, which is in the spirit of the original definition of the meter, one ten-millionth of the distance between the equator and the North Pole.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:16 AM (YqDXo)

434 And U.S. manufacturers, notably GM, screwed the pooch when they did go metric. Euro metric bolt heads were typically 10, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19 mm. Japanese metric bolt heads were typically 10, 12, 14, 19. Always some exceptions, of course. But until GM came along, nobody in the automotive world used 18 mm bolt heads. Standard metric wrench and socket sets did not include it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (oPNmq)
**************************

They've STP so many times they've got scales.

Had a 350 diesel and the switch for the glow plugs went out. It was mounted in the top of the block, easy to see right before your eyes. Bought a huge box end to get it. NO. it required a special tool, you could slip the wrench on but moving it right or left was blocked.

Ran that car another year and a half without glow plugs. WD-40

Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:16 AM (hN5g8)

435 And what ever happened to ice skaters barrel jumping?

It was on Wide World of Sports all the time, I thought it was a real sport. Like logrolling.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:17 AM (fuK7c)

436 I'm a kitchen measure savant.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:17 AM (cu8/f)

437 how many barrels in a holley 650 double pumper?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 12:17 AM (KP5rU)

438 And even calling it "weak" sort of goes against the God's unit philosophy.
Posted by: publius

Go with subtle.

Now derive the strong and weak atomic forces

Posted by: Jean at December 05, 2017 12:18 AM (yM/Yl)

439 The standard kilogram block in Paris has lost about 50 ug over its 118 years existence.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (8O3HH)

Damned thievin' Frenchmen!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:18 AM (oPNmq)

440 The standard kilogram block in Paris has lost about 50 ug over its 118 years existence.



Or the methodology for measuring mass became more accurate.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 05, 2017 12:18 AM (KdDCu)

441 And what ever happened to ice skaters barrel jumping?

It was on Wide World of Sports all the time, I thought it was a real sport. Like logrolling.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:17 AM (fuK7c)


It'll be in the next Winter X-Games.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:18 AM (8gDQu)

442 438. 'Let me teach you the subtleties of the Force.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:19 AM (fA1SL)

443 429 People, the standard of all measurements is me.

My fathom measures a fathom (6'), my span measures a span (10"), my cubit measures a cubit (16"), I think my foot measures a foot.

It's all about me, really.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:15 AM (fuK7c)


Whereas the "dick" is an indeterminate measure, depending on circumstances, e.g., water temperature, exiting a strip club, etc.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:19 AM (YqDXo)

444 Is it osmosis and not evaporation that I recall from high school science was going from a solid state to a gas without an intervening liquid state? The teacher illustrated it by recalling how his mother (I assume in the 1940s) used to hang out wet laundry to dry during winter and the sheets etc. went from frozen solid to dry.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:19 AM (QCX64)

445 my cubit measures a cubit (16"), I think my foot measures a foot.

It's all about me, really.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:15 AM (fuK7c)

What a tiny cubit you have! Mine are 17 5/8" and 18 1/4", respectively.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:19 AM (cu8/f)

446 Is it osmosis and not evaporation that I recall from high school science was going from a solid state to a gas without an intervening liquid state? The teacher illustrated it by recalling how his mother (I assume in the 1940s) used to hang out wet laundry to dry during winter and the sheets etc. went from frozen solid to dry.
Posted by: andycanuck
---------------

Sublimation

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (AI/Vm)

447 I can't imagine weighing gunpowder or bullets in any thing other that grains...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (e9G8E)

448 Now a question for the Horde: is the Kohn a proper metric measure, or a derived one?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (YqDXo)

449 It'll be in the next Winter X-Games.


Oh cool. I don't think the 60s barrel jumpers were stoned all the time. This should be fun.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (fuK7c)

450 444. Sublimation.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:21 AM (fA1SL)

451
Is it osmosis and not evaporation that I recall from high school science
was going from a solid state to a gas without an intervening liquid
state? The teacher illustrated it by recalling how his mother (I assume
in the 1940s) used to hang out wet laundry to dry during winter and the
sheets etc. went from frozen solid to dry.


Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:19 AM (QCX64)

Neither. It is "sublimation".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:21 AM (oPNmq)

452 Neither. It is "sublimation".
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:21 AM (oPNmq)


Leave Obama out of this.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:22 AM (YqDXo)

453 Sublimation

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (AI/Vm)

Didn't the infamous sintering thread begin with sublimation?

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:22 AM (cu8/f)

454 Whereas the "dick" is an indeterminate measure, depending on circumstances, e.g., water temperature, exiting a strip club, etc.


It's also a qualitative measure of what kind of commenting one does, and I know my measure there is not at all constant.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:22 AM (fuK7c)

455 Panton Metron Bandersnatch, have you been drinking again, you good-for-nothing thing?... thing... thing...

Posted by: android bandersnatch's wife #273 at December 05, 2017 12:22 AM (QCX64)

456 "1 Tbs = 1 oz. - In case you've misplaced your jigger."

There are 3 tablespoons in a jigger, 2 in an ounce.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (cu8/f)
**************************

Those are Irish measurements.
In America 3tsp = 1 Tbs, therefore 3 tsp = 1 1/2oz.


Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:23 AM (hN5g8)

457 Is it osmosis and not evaporation that I recall from high school science was going from a solid state to a gas without an intervening liquid state?

Sublimation!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:23 AM (fuK7c)

458 Didn't the infamous sintering thread begin with sublimation?
Posted by: Atlantic Coast
-----------

I missed that one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:23 AM (AI/Vm)

459
I can't imagine weighing gunpowder or bullets in any thing other that grains...


Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 12:20 AM (e9G8E)

I'm sure milligrams would work fine, if I learned to do it using milligrams. If i do ever become a reloader, though, I would use grains because it is the standard for the art.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:23 AM (oPNmq)

460 I looked up. There is a proposal to define the kilogram as a precise (and very large) number of carbon atoms.

The standard kilogram block in Paris has lost about 50 ug over its 118 years existence.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:14 AM (8O3HH)


Actually they want to use a perfect sphere of silicon.

The distant between silicon atoms in crystalline silicon is the most accurately measured of any single element material, IIRC. Thus by having a sphere of precise diameter, you can most accurately determine the number of atoms than you could with carbon.

Posted by: The Diffracting Hat at December 05, 2017 12:24 AM (itfg0)

461 Patton Oswald is surprisingly bad at a twitter fight. I am guessing he didn't know who Greg Gutfeld is. "Huh this guys works for fox news, let's have some fun."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 12:24 AM (rnAwa)

462 I propose a BSG unit of measure.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:24 AM (kUotE)

463 Didn't the infamous sintering thread begin with sublimation?

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:22 AM (cu8/f)

Why, yes, I believe it did.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (oPNmq)

464 Qualitative measure; that's similar to those economists solving the economy.

Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (hN5g8)

465
I had to look it up. The unit of length, the meter, is derived from the second.

Currently, the speed of light is *defined* as exactly 299,792,458 m/s.

The second, in turn, is defined as 9192631770 periods of the radiation of the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state Cesium-133 atom. Some other necessary devilish details need to be specified as well.

ANyway, one meter is thus c*second.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (8O3HH)

466 Sublimation
Thank you. That's it! And, yes, I passed with either high 60s (68?) or low 70s (72?) believe it or not.

Posted by: android bandersnatch's wife #273 at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (QCX64)

467 how many barrels in a holley 650 double pumper?

There! Are! Four! Barrels!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (IcT7t)

468 I can't imagine weighing gunpowder or bullets in any thing other that grains...
Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki


you and the self-righteous vegetarians ... grains, grains, grains ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (AoK0a)

469 Osmosis is what you were hoping would happen when you fell asleep with your head on the books

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (cAnNx)

470 I remember the first 350 diesels in the early 80's, I think they were mostly in Oldsmobiles. GM didn't want to reengineer things and they were in a hurry so they just took the standard 350 block and put new high compression diesel heads on it. Well, the pressure inside a diesel is so much higher that there was no way that a block designed to stand up to normal gas engine use could take it - it was common for those early GM diesel owners to experience blown engines, with crankshaft and piston parts scattered along 100 yards of highway, in as little as 18,000 miles. Most credit this as the worst engine model ever built by any american car company, ever.

They eventually re-engineered the 350 block to take the pressures, but the failure left such a bad taste in most peoples mouths that they never sold many.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

471 Those are Irish measurements.
In America 3tsp = 1 Tbs, therefore 3 tsp = 1 1/2oz.


Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:23 AM (hN5g

This is so wrong, I can't even.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (cu8/f)

472 A palate cleanser, featuring accordions and elbows and all manner of good things:

https://youtu.be/7Q533RHWKss

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (fA1SL)

473 Blanco Basura! Good Evening ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (AoK0a)

474 Doh! And I forget to take off a sock too.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:26 AM (QCX64)

475
Actually they want to use a perfect sphere of silicon.

Posted by: The Diffracting Hat at December 05, 2017 12:24 AM (itfg0)


They should use a perfect silicone tit, instead.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:26 AM (8gDQu)

476 And a good evening to you, Miss Adriane.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:26 AM (IcT7t)

477 Just learned to play Little Feat's "Willin'" in modified open-G on my little 12-fret Fender.

YouTube is the greatest thing ever for learning to play.

My favorite guy's YouTube nic is James James. He has hundreds of videos both playing and teaching. Used to call himself privettricker. Probably has $25 to $30K in instruments and gear. The acoustics are the standard high ends of the big names: Martin and Gibson. I don't play electric so I don't know what his electrics are.

If you want to learn, or just want to see a good guitarist play and teach using fine instruments, check him out.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:27 AM (U6f54)

478 The rooski's had measure of stupidity called the 'psaki' -- after Jen Psaki...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 12:27 AM (e9G8E)

479 462. There is one. The decamile.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:27 AM (fA1SL)

480 Osmosis is what you were hoping would happen when you fell asleep with your head on the books
Yeah, I was going to mention that after being reminded of 'sublimation' being the correct term but decided to let it go lest I beclown myself further.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:28 AM (QCX64)

481 This is so wrong, I can't even.

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (cu8/f)


Forget it. He's rolling.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:28 AM (8gDQu)

482 The distant between silicon atoms in crystalline
silicon is the most accurately measured of any single element material,
IIRC. Thus by having a sphere of precise diameter, you can most
accurately determine the number of atoms than you could with carbon.

Posted by: The Diffracting Hat at December 05, 2017 12:24 AM (itfg0)

Maybe you could define mass electrolytically. Define the gram as the mass of silver plated onto a cathode by the passage of n Coulombs of electric charge.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:28 AM (oPNmq)

483 Now it would be the "Twittering Twits Twats of Twerking"


Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (QDvfw)



FIFY



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 12:29 AM (QzJWU)

484 Miklos Molnar apparently uses a new name with almost ever comment. Only 48 comments more than his sockpuppets.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 12:08 AM (cAnNx)


The term is "nic fluid"

Posted by: Miklos,, nattering nabob of nic-ism at December 05, 2017 12:29 AM (zCyNd)

485 Posted by: ibguy at December 04, 2017 10:14 PM (vUcdz)

As always my friend, continued prayers for Joyce.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 12:30 AM (Ri/rl)

486 478. Yes. And they created a verb 'psakat' - meaning 'to speak authoritatively while betraying fundamental ignorance and obvious deception.'

Psaki as a unit was tricky - it was a measurement of stupidity, not of knowledge. More psakis = more stupidity.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:30 AM (fA1SL)

487 479 I was actually thinking it would be a measure of posting asinine stuff and then playing dumb about it when confronted.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:30 AM (kUotE)

488 They should use a perfect silicone tit, instead.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 12:26 AM (8gDQu)


Where the distance between two perfect silicone tits would naturally be termed the "hyperfine splitting."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:30 AM (YqDXo)

489 And don't even get me started on hogshead, unbelievers!

Posted by: allah at December 05, 2017 12:31 AM (QCX64)

490 My keyboard is burning.
Hi Anna. :-)

I hope nothing's pining for the fjords. Hoping to start passing copies of my script out in 1-2 weeks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:31 AM (eMKNe)

491 And yet Harf was a verb.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:31 AM (fuK7c)

492 how many barrels in a holley 650 double pumper?

There! Are! Four! Barrels!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (IcT7t)

And just where is that in your Second Amendment? Huh?

Posted by: This..is CNN at December 05, 2017 12:32 AM (zCyNd)

493 They eventually re-engineered the 350 block to take the pressures, but the failure left such a bad taste in most peoples mouths that they never sold many.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (V2Yro)
************************

Yes. And those late 82's (improved engine) up could be purchased for almost penny's on the dollar. That was mine, an 83 LeSabre, jade green w/a landau top. It was gorgeous, the cabin was huuuge and 18 mpg. And back then diesel fuel wasn't overtaxed as it is today.

Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:32 AM (hN5g8)

494 479 OHHHH! I just got it! Well played.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:32 AM (kUotE)

495 Maybe you could define mass electrolytically. Define the gram as the mass of silver plated onto a cathode by the passage of n Coulombs of electric charge.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:28 AM (oPNmq)



I think that that used to be a proposed measure of Avogadro's number, IIRC. Avogadro's number is surprisingly difficult to define, because almost all definitions ultimately derive from something else in a circular fashion.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:32 AM (YqDXo)

496 So ... That thing we talked about. Part 5a) Terra Firma

Part5b) A large cat, like a cougar or mountain lion ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:33 AM (AoK0a)

497 They eventually re-engineered the 350 block to take
the pressures, but the failure left such a bad taste in most peoples
mouths that they never sold many.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

One should note that it was the Oldsmobile 350 block that became the basis for the 350 Diesel, and not the Chevy one. Two completely different engines. And if you got one of the good ones, they were very good.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:33 AM (oPNmq)

498 What a tiny cubit you have! Mine are 17 5/8" and 18 1/4", respectively.
Posted by: Atlantic Coast

Standard cubits are 18", or 3 penis lengths at non-excited conditions.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 12:34 AM (0H53h)

499 My favorite guy's YouTube nic is James James. He has hundreds of videos both playing and teaching. Used to call himself privettricker. Probably has $25 to $30K in instruments and gear. The acoustics are the standard high ends of the big names: Martin and Gibson. I don't play electric so I don't know what his electrics are.


Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:27 AM (U6f54)

I'm betting he got waaayy more than 25-30K in gear. Just 5-6 high end guitars would get you there in a flash.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 12:34 AM (aMlLZ)

500 What is the combined income, let's say calendar 2017, of Mizzuz Jen Psaki and Marie Harf?

Is it like, a harf-psaki?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:34 AM (U6f54)

501 "psakat'"... Is that the perfective or the imperfective?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 12:34 AM (e9G8E)

502 Osmosis is the album with Perry Mason on it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 12:34 AM (IqV8l)

503 well the only measurement that matters is the finger.






how many fingers?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 12:35 AM (MTjB1)

504 Psaki to me!

Posted by: Nixon regretted his appearance on Laugh In at December 05, 2017 12:36 AM (zCyNd)

505 This is bringing flashbacks to college.

You know, here is a little question I had back in college:

Why define the weight of an electron in terms of Kilograms instead of grams? 9.1x10^-31kg. It is not like it matters a whole lot, but it is something I always wondered.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 12:36 AM (ZgKFD)

506 497. Heh....I recall a four cylinder engine the Soviets cranked out for cars. Alloy engine block. Seems quality was a problem - shocking, I know - with the metallurgy. Cylinders eroded very quickly under normal use.
Ivan's solution? Overbore the cylinders and insert steel liners. Is fixed. And it worked.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:36 AM (fA1SL)

507 Shit, I'm going to have to re-measure things. 16" would be a tiny cubit. Mine is just less than 2 spans, which would make it closer to 19", except I'm probably off on my span measurement too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:37 AM (fuK7c)

508 Heh....I recall a four cylinder engine the Soviets cranked out for cars. Alloy engine block. Seems quality was a problem - shocking, I know - with the metallurgy. Cylinders eroded very quickly under normal use.
Ivan's solution? Overbore the cylinders and insert steel liners. Is fixed. And it worked.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine
-------------

So that's where Chevy got the idea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (AI/Vm)

509 And yet Harf was a verb.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:31 AM (fuK7c)

The H is silent.

Posted by: Sandy at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (cu8/f)

510 501. Heh....only thing perfect about psaki had nothing to do with verb tenses.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (fA1SL)

511 Why define the weight of an electron in terms of
Kilograms instead of grams? 9.1x10^-31kg. It is not like it matters a
whole lot, but it is something I always wondered.



Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 12:36 AM (ZgKFD)

Most likely, because, back in the day, colleges and science-y types did "mks" metric, in which the basic physical units were meters, kilograms, and seconds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (oPNmq)

512

You're right. I'm seeing about that in just the acoustics, beginning with the Martin D-42 he plays. Just that and the Hummingbird, and you're close to nine K.

The amps and speaker cabs you can see over his shoulder are probably close to ten K for the stack.

Actually, his vintage tee shirt collection is likely another 25.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (U6f54)

513 >> Define the gram as the mass of silver plated onto a cathode by the passage of n Coulombs of electric charge.

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

I was thinking about that -- it requires some Deep Thoughts and I'm getting fucked in the head. But that means you need a definition of Coulomb. For practical reasons, we define the ampere, *current* as fundamental. That is, via a magnetic force method, the ampere is defined. Now, to know force, you need mass, length, and time defined.

The Coulomb is then derived as the charge carried by that ampere is one second.

So, you're depending on mass being defined in order to determine the unit of charge.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (8O3HH)

514 >>>>So that's where Chevy got the idea.

Keep my cylinders out of it

Posted by: Chevy Vega at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (3/sUh)

515 The H is silent.
Posted by: Sandy at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (cu8/f)



Too bad the "a," "r," and "f" aren't silent too.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (YqDXo)

516
The H is silent.
Posted by: Sandy
----------

Shut up Sandy.

Posted by: Daddy Warbucks at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (AI/Vm)

517 harf! harf!

Posted by: sandy at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (QCX64)

518 509 I'm stealing that. I lol'd.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (kUotE)

519 Why are republicans blocking PDTs ambassador appointments?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (mMeIQ)

520 They eventually re-engineered the 350 block to take the pressures, but the failure left such a bad taste in most peoples mouths that they never sold many.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2017 12:25 AM (V2Yro)

I remember that disaster for GM!

In the mid '90s Ford came out with the greatness of the 7.3 only to kick itself in the ass going to the 6.0- POS!

My favorite, though, was/is the 5.9 in-line 6, turbo Cummins that Dodge put out- and once again, killed it in 2005, I believe...

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (wf3RQ)

521 Shut up, Sandy.
Posted by: Daddy Warbucks

grrrr! grrrrr!

Posted by: sandy at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (QCX64)

522 So, you're depending on mass being defined in order to determine the unit of charge.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (8O3HH)


Not to mention defining a unit of time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (YqDXo)

523 Qdpsteve, use Halon in the keyboard.

I guess could take a gander at your screenplay. Dug up last night one I had started but never finished.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 12:40 AM (QDvfw)

524 Patton Oswalt is the only man I've ever found to be attractive.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (rLaop)

525 Heh....I recall a four cylinder engine the Soviets
cranked out for cars. Alloy engine block. Seems quality was a problem -
shocking, I know - with the metallurgy. Cylinders eroded very quickly
under normal use.

Ivan's solution? Overbore the cylinders and insert steel liners. Is fixed. And it worked.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine

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



So that's where Chevy got the idea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (AI/Vm)

Aluminum-block engines do work; Briggs and Stratton made a million of 'em. But they also made their "IC" line, with iron sleeves.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (oPNmq)

526 But, I mean, all things considered (boobs), Psaki is doable, amirite?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (kUotE)

527 A $10 crack whore has more intregrity than Psaki & Harf combined

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (3/sUh)

528 510 501. Heh....only thing perfect about psaki had nothing to do with verb tenses.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:38 AM (fA1SL)


That is pure speculation on your part.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (YqDXo)

529 Patton Oswalt is the only man I've ever found to be attractive.

Posted by: Sally Kohn at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (rLaop)

I feel the same way about you...

Posted by: Patton Oswalt at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (zCyNd)

530 Let's be like ZZTop and talk about legs.

Of these three, Samantha Power, Jen Psaki, and Marie Harf, which would equal or better the average FoxNews cutie when doing the one-every-five-minute camera-back-for-the-legs shot?

For round two, take out the worst of the three, and replace with Ivanka Trump.

Show your work.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (U6f54)

531 485 CaliGirl

Thank you, ma'am.

I continue to be amazed - and inspired - by the love and devotion shown to her by her friends.

Truly a blessing.

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (vUcdz)

532 Aluminum-block engines do work;

transparent aluminum???

Posted by: Professor Scott ... at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (AoK0a)

533 So that's where Chevy got the idea.

Posted by: Mike Hammer,
************************

Ford did it with his old tractors.

Posted by: Where is that 1/2 Tbs measure? at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (hN5g8)

534
I don't know why, other than convenience, but in "SI", the kilogram is the fundamental base unit of mass, not the gram. "MKS" (plus the others), meter-kilogram-second.

Now, CGS, is the system with the gram as the base mass unit. Gaussian electrical units, which students of EM theory will know, is based on CGS, plus electrical definitions. Which are different from the standard SI electrical definitions.

While we don't really do it, in MKS, thus we should talk kilo-kilograms, or milli-kilograms (gram). But we don't.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (8O3HH)

535 524 Patton Oswalt is the only man I've ever found to be attractive.
Posted by: Sally Kohn at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (rLaop)

That's funny, he said the same about you

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (3/sUh)

536 That is pure speculation on your part.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (YqDXo)

pspeculation

Posted by: helpful Miklos at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (zCyNd)

537 Marie Harf could be my Kat's chubby sister...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (e9G8E)

538 The Coulomb is then derived as the charge carried by that ampere is one second.



So, you're depending on mass being defined in order to determine the unit of charge.





Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:39 AM (8O3HH)

I believe the Coulomb can also be defined as X number of electron charges, which is pretty damned fundamental.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (oPNmq)

539 That is, via a magnetic force method, the ampere is defined.
------------

*?*

A Coulomb is represented by a distinct quantity of charge. The Ampere by Coulombs/sec.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (AI/Vm)

540 Shit, I'm going to have to re-measure things.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:37 AM (fuK7c)

I've heard this before. Usually the error is an overestimation

Posted by: Sandy at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (cu8/f)

541 /off Sandy sock

Posted by: Atlantic Coast at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (cu8/f)

542 497. Heh....I recall a four cylinder engine the Soviets cranked out for cars. Alloy engine block. Seems quality was a problem - shocking, I know - with the metallurgy. Cylinders eroded very quickly under normal use.
Ivan's solution? Overbore the cylinders and insert steel liners. Is fixed. And it worked.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:36 AM (fA1SL)



That's sound engine design, even today.

Certainly, Nickasil and all the other gee-whiz alloy liner technologies work, but IRON is pretty much the only one that can be re-honed and rebuilt to any degree of reliability.

A related inquiry. I wonder what might be the most proven, longest running internal combustion engine in recorded history?

Probably some hit n' miss one lunger powering an oilfield derrick-jack since the early 1900s? I dunno.

But it's a thought to Horde Source the query, and so here it is.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (QzJWU)

543 Other funny things about Soviet engineering and quality - I've got a few cameras from there. Quality was hit-or-miss, but they were a luxury item and tightly regulated, so, no biggy. Example - my two cameras from Arsenal (Ukrainian camera works) were top of the line for their time - but if you try to change shutter speed after cocking the shutter, you will fuck the whole thing up.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:45 AM (fA1SL)

544 Show your work.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at December 05, 2017 12:42 AM (U6f54)

You have an advance copy of the kdbear board game, don't you?

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at December 05, 2017 12:45 AM (zCyNd)

545 So ... That thing we talked about.

You could just click the nic and send it there.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:45 AM (IcT7t)

546 Anna, you're welcome to take a gander. I want as much feedback as I can get. Just email me at QDPSJL at the gmail thingy.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:46 AM (eMKNe)

547 Come on 'Rons. Show of hands. Jen Psaki doable?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:46 AM (kUotE)

548 But, I mean, all things considered (boobs), Psaki is doable, amirite?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:41 AM (kUotE)


No.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 12:46 AM (aMlLZ)

549 >> A Coulomb is represented by a distinct quantity of charge. The Ampere by Coulombs/sec.

----------

In SI(MKS), a Coulomb is one ampere-second. The ampere is defined by a magnetic force method.

You can look it up.

You could define an electric charge unit in terms of number of charged fundamental particles, but the current Ampere is not done that way.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:47 AM (8O3HH)

550 I don't know why, other than convenience, but in "SI", the kilogram is the fundamental base unit of mass, not the gram. "MKS" (plus the others), meter-kilogram-second.

Now, CGS, is the system with the gram as the base mass unit. Gaussian electrical units, which students of EM theory will know, is based on CGS, plus electrical definitions. Which are different from the standard SI electrical definitions.

While we don't really do it, in MKS, thus we should talk kilo-kilograms, or milli-kilograms (gram). But we don't.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:43 AM (8O3HH)


It's one of the things that's really annoying about science. You learn the various units, and the conversions between them, and then some cheese-eating surrender monkey, having gotten wind that people have figured all of this out, decides to change to new units based on gerbil testicle size or something.

It's kind of like those assholes in Redmond moving shit around in Windows X. "Oh jeez, people have figured out where this is, let's move it somewhere else."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:47 AM (YqDXo)

551 Patton Oswald is surprisingly bad at a twitter fight.

Why surprisingly?

He's a shallow-brained numbskull. A typical "entertainer". An echo-chamber idiot who's never had to defend the stupidity he spouts.

He's convinced "America" is a certain set of tax rates.

Posted by: fish in a barrel (AoSHQ size) at December 05, 2017 12:47 AM (ARJf2)

552 547. Psure.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:47 AM (fA1SL)

553 Probably some hit n' miss one lunger powering an oilfield derrick-jack since the early 1900s? I dunno.

But it's a thought to Horde Source the query, and so here it is.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 12:44 AM (QzJWU)

I won't look, I'll just go with the Nodding Donkey! Loved that sound all-night when out hunting!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 12:47 AM (wf3RQ)

554 decides to change to new units based on gerbil testicle size or something.

And those micrometers were COLD!

Posted by: Gerbils for Sciemce at December 05, 2017 12:48 AM (zCyNd)

555 The famous Alfa Romeo, not what they're putting out now, was a sandwich engine. Beefy steel liners, lots of water space, and aluminum "aprons" held in tension by through-bolts. Now, this was back in the day when a mechanically-injected engine at two liters could make maybe 140 HP, but they held together real well. And they would pull past redline in overdrive, too.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 05, 2017 12:48 AM (H5rtT)

556 549 publius, et al

>> Coulomb

Just one more thing....

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 12:48 AM (vUcdz)

557 552 You'd Psak it to her?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:48 AM (kUotE)

558 Psaki is a 1 on the ScoggDog binary scale, but with bunny boiler eyes so you'll want to keep your sneakers on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:49 AM (fuK7c)

559 558 Psaki is a 1 on the ScoggDog binary scale, but with bunny boiler eyes so you'll want to keep your sneakers on.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:49 AM (fuK7c)



So ... you're thinking fake phone number and address?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:50 AM (YqDXo)

560 >>>He's convinced "America" is a certain set of tax rates.


I trade my time with my employer.
For my time
My employer pays me a nice salary

It's my fucking money Patton and Shmaoo errr I mean Rosie
It's not your money
It's not chuck Fucking Schumers money
It's mine

And it looks like I can keep a little bit more

So go blow yourselves

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:50 AM (3/sUh)

561 In SI(MKS), a Coulomb is one ampere-second. The ampere is defined by a magnetic force method.
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The French are controlling this, aren't they?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:50 AM (AI/Vm)

562 qdpsteve, here's some feedback for you:

https://youtu.be/53JpbrxM7O0

(sfw)

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:51 AM (IcT7t)

563 Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 12:48 AM (vUcdz)


Golf clap

I've been waiting for someone to do that

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (3/sUh)

564 Is Patton Oswalt the kid who played Anakin in Phantom Menace?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (6FqZa)

565 You could just click the nic and send it there.

404.

oh well
mariko
ishikawa
earthlink
net

at before e, except after c
and dot after the other three ...

Posted by: Adriane the Construction Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (AoK0a)

566 The French are controlling this, aren't they?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:50 AM (AI/Vm)


The Système international (d'unités)? No. Not at all.

Just be glad they didn't make the fundamental unit of length the croissant.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (YqDXo)

567 Dem "average" girls gotta look out now.
I'm on the prowl.





So, Sarah Huckabee.. Doable, or no?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (kUotE)

568 In SI(MKS), a Coulomb is one ampere-second. The ampere is defined by a magnetic force method.
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The French are controlling this, aren't they?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 12:50 AM (AI/Vm)

With aplomb.

Posted by: Miklos from arch support at December 05, 2017 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

569 Is Patton Oswalt the kid who played Anakin in Phantom Menace?

I thought he was the creepy kid from "The Sixth Sense"?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 12:53 AM (IcT7t)

570 how many fingers?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 12:35 AM (MTjB1)


Say you see five...

Posted by: O'Brien at December 05, 2017 12:54 AM (itfg0)

571 Here is the official SI definition of the Ampere:
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The ampere is that constant current which, if maintained in two straight parallel conductors of infinite length, of negligible circular cross-section, and placed one metre apart in vacuum, would produce between these conductors a force equal to 2×10-7 newtons per metre of length.
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If you're familiar with EM theory, this amounts to *defining* mu_0, to be exactly 4pi*10^-7 H/m.

Which is what is done. This immediately determines, epsilon_0 and the electric force constant by c, the speed of light.

It's done this way because of practical considerations.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:54 AM (8O3HH)

572
With aplomb.
Posted by: Miklos
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Heh

Posted by: Foucault at December 05, 2017 12:54 AM (AI/Vm)

573 Is Patton Oswalt the kid who played Anakin in Phantom Menace?

I'm not even sure why he's "famous".

I don't even know why I know who he is.

I saw him for two seconds in a Weird Al video.

Posted by: and that's it at December 05, 2017 12:54 AM (ARJf2)

574 >>>So, Sarah Huckabee.. Doable, or no?

Not. No. Never say never. But.........

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (3/sUh)

575 If you're familiar with EM theory, this amounts to *defining* mu_0, to be exactly 4pi*10^-7 H/m.

Which is what is done. This immediately determines, epsilon_0 and the electric force constant by c, the speed of light.

It's done this way because of practical considerations.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:54 AM (8O3HH)


So mu_0 = 1 croissant?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (YqDXo)

576 566. Standard unit of distance = total distance traversed by collaborationists in the space of one hour when en route to informing on their Jewish neighbors.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (fA1SL)

577 See you much later tomorrow. Cheers.

Posted by: andycanuck at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (QCX64)

578 I had a coulomb with Nutella and bananas a few weeks ago in Paris.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (zmvwV)

579 So tonight we're doing weights and measures? AND car engines?


OK.


I think some Mosin-Nagants (not many, probably collectible) have the sight denominated in arshin, vs. meters, for elevation (range). Think they changed these out when the various mods and upgrades were done. 2 and 1/3 feet, I think. So an arshin would be less than a meter.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (QDnY+)

580 Calling Patton Oswalt with the swastika tattoo
There's a vacancy waiting in the English voodoo

Posted by: Elvis Costello at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

581 Blanco, LOL. Thanks! ;-)

Patton Oswalt played a secondary character, Spence, in The King Of Queens. He was actually good in it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (eMKNe)

582 If you're familiar with EM theory, this amounts to *defining* mu_0, to be exactly 4pi*10^-7 H/m.

Which is what is done. This immediately determines, epsilon_0 and the electric force constant by c, the speed of light.


You won't believe how many times I tried to explain this to Jen and Marie.

Posted by: Hussein Obama, Ph.D. at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (zCyNd)

583 If she promised to marry you and love you forever, you mean?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:56 AM (kUotE)

584 572. Diotallevi warned me about you jokers.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:57 AM (fA1SL)

585 566. Standard unit of distance = total distance traversed by collaborationists in the space of one hour when en route to informing on their Jewish neighbors.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (fA1SL)


No, no, no. Standard unit of distance is the distance covered in an hour by Frenchmen fleeing from the Germans. Unfortunately, like the farad, it's kind of a big unit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 12:57 AM (YqDXo)

586 apparently Haley Joel Osment is still getting acting roles.

Jake Lloyd not so much.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 12:57 AM (6FqZa)

587 So, Sarah Huckabee.. Doable, or no?

Not. No. Never say never. But.........
Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 12:55 AM (3/sUh)

She has a great personality.

Posted by: Chauvinist Pig at December 05, 2017 12:57 AM (wf3RQ)

588 3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
2 Tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 fl oz
8 fl = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint

Flour - 5 oz weight = 1 cup volume in baking.

From what was written in comments above I'm beginning to worry about the recipes in the cookbook.


Posted by: geoffb at December 05, 2017 12:58 AM (zOpu5)

589 Qdpsteve, check your end for receipt.

"Broadsword, this is Danny Boy."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 12:58 AM (QDvfw)

590 579. Those would be pre-25 production and VERY collectible!

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 12:58 AM (fA1SL)

591 563 Cops

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 12:58 AM (vUcdz)

592 I'd settle down with her. Pros outweigh the cons.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:58 AM (kUotE)

593 Haley Joel Osment, I don't mind if he's still working.

Wil Wheaton, OTOH, I want to personally see struck by lightning while being simultaneously run over by a derailing freight train and raped by Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (eMKNe)

594 No, no, no. Standard unit of distance is the distance covered in an hour by Frenchmen fleeing from the Germans. Unfortunately, like the farad, it's kind of a big unit.

Initial conditions for the experiment involve shady trees ...

Posted by: Adriane the Science Critic ... at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (AoK0a)

595 So, Sarah Huckabee.. Doable, or no?

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 12:52 AM (kUotE)


In spirit maybe, but no.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (aMlLZ)

596 Anna, roger. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (eMKNe)

597 >> So mu_0 = 1 croissant?

Basically yes, and the 4pi being put in to cancel the 4pi the magnetic force equation.

It's just letting magnetic forces, rather than electric forces, being the fundamental thing you're measuring to determine your electric unit.

Charges are much easier to circulate than separate for us.

Electric motors are really magnetic motors. They use the magnetic forces between currents. Although true "electric force" motors can be made which depend on seperated charge. And this for the same practical reasons.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (8O3HH)

598 From what was written in comments above I'm beginning to worry about the recipes in the cookbook.

Buy it for the drawings.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (fuK7c)

599 571 publius

I take it that's from the swimsuit issue?

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 01:00 AM (vUcdz)

600 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 05, 2017 01:00 AM (zmvwV)

601 Sorry, Miss Adriane. As you'll see, and the horde can attest to, I'm a bit dense at times.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (IcT7t)

602 From what was written in comments above I'm beginning to worry about the recipes in the cookbook.
Posted by: geoffb


Enough jiggers will take care of the problem ...

Posted by: Adriane the Science Critic ... at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (AoK0a)

603 From what was written in comments above I'm beginning to worry about the recipes in the cookbook.

All measurements will be in bog-standard Coulomb*rods.

Posted by: no worries at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (ARJf2)

604 594 No, no, no. Standard unit of distance is the distance covered in an hour by Frenchmen fleeing from the Germans. Unfortunately, like the farad, it's kind of a big unit.

--------#

The vichy?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (zmvwV)

605 If CaliGirl is here, did you get my reply earlier today about whether I'm a lawyer (I'm not)?


But I did give you some "referrals" within the blog.


Ignoramus will not be on this time of day, probably same for Insomniac. But I think Cicero is a CA inmate, and also a barrister. He was around earlier, maybe he can help. (I saw Ignoramus step up and ask what you needed, but don't know if you told him)


Unless your needs involve international arms control treaties, the Geneva Conventions, int'l humanitarian law, crimes against humanity, and war crimes tribunals, I'm not your guy. Guessing they don't ......



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (QDnY+)

606 589. 'Almighty, Almighty, this is PBR Streetgang.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:02 AM (fA1SL)

607 Wil Wheaton, OTOH, I want to personally see struck by lightning while being simultaneously run over by a derailing freight train and raped by Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (eMKNe)


Good order, doing the rosie thing first only makes the rest mercy. Rosie last? Perfect.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:02 AM (aMlLZ)

608 Geez, tough crowd. What about Chels.....

I won't do that to you.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 01:02 AM (kUotE)

609 Although true "electric force" motors can be made which depend on seperated charge. And this for the same practical reasons.





Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 12:59 AM (8O3HH)

Separated charges are all well and good, but we demanded separate Czechs.

Posted by: Slovakia at December 05, 2017 01:02 AM (oPNmq)

610 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.




Works very well. Panasonic is the brand and it is the very best $80 (USD) I have ever spent in my lifetime, so far.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 05, 2017 01:03 AM (KdDCu)

611 I'm a bit dense at times.

So a whole wheat flour kind of guy ...
: -))

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at December 05, 2017 01:03 AM (AoK0a)

612 From an ad just heard on the John Batchelor Show Boston-

"Worldwide demand is making coconuts one of the most profitable crops in the world today..."


Buy your Cuban timeshares today!

Posted by: Do you like Pina Coladas? at December 05, 2017 01:03 AM (zCyNd)

613
THeoretically, you want to think of charge as being the fundamental unit. And we all do. Current it thus charge per time.

But, because of practical considerations, it's easier to define the unit of current directly. So that is done.

So we think of the Coulomb as being fundamental, but as a matter of definition, it's not.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 01:03 AM (8O3HH)

614
Enough jiggers will take care of the problem ...
Posted by: Adriane the Science Critic ... at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (AoK0a)

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Please. That's j*ggers.

Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Review and Approval Board at December 05, 2017 01:03 AM (zmvwV)

615 600 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.
Posted by: Joe Biden at December 05, 2017 01:00 AM (zmvwV)


I once was set up with a girl who was the daughter of friends of my parents, who wondered how incandescent lights and air conditioning worked.

My internal dialogue: "Do I want someone this stupid to have my children? Ummm ... no."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:04 AM (YqDXo)

616 605. That piqued my curiosity. If you don't mind - B-H, K, or elsewhere?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:04 AM (fA1SL)

617 So a whole wheat flour kind of guy ...
: -))


I like to think of myself more as a cornstarch and water kind of guy.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:04 AM (IcT7t)

618 Geez, tough crowd. What about Chels.....

I won't do that to you.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 01:02 AM (kUotE)


Not with psaki's dick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:04 AM (aMlLZ)

619 Palp, have a '24 and a '25, but both with the metric sights. I love how the go up to 1,000 (or a bit more). Have always wanted to test that, but have not yet shot at a place where that is practical.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:05 AM (QDnY+)

620 "Worldwide demand is making coconuts one of the most profitable crops in the world today..."

I heard an ad today for the world's best organic cat litter, made of 100% coconut.

(It didn't say whether meat or shells or husk).

Are we about to be enslaved to Big Coconut?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:05 AM (fuK7c)

621 That piqued my curiosity.



;D

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 01:05 AM (kUotE)

622 my parents, AND who wondered

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (YqDXo)

623 I move that the unit of current be renamed the 'Fluke'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (AI/Vm)

624 I wish I was in Tijuana eating barbecued iguana...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (e9G8E)

625 Enough jiggers will take care of the problem ...

Posted by: Adriane the Science Critic ... at December 05, 2017 01:01 AM (AoK0a)




That's RAY CISS!


*heh*




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (QzJWU)

626 >> but we demanded separate Czechs.

I love Czech babes. I was doing some research just yesterday, and ran across some Czech "actress", well "performer" would be better who had quite the perfect set of large sweater puppies.

Absolutely divine.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (8O3HH)

627 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.


Millions of tiny, waving hands are fired at the paste. The friction from the waving warms the paste up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (IcT7t)

628 Berserker, it paid to take that logic class. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (eMKNe)

629 619. Volley sights. Get a crew of vintovnikki and point 'em in the right direction.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (fA1SL)

630 Palp, elsewhere.


"I can say no more!"


Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (QDnY+)

631
Ignoramus will not be on this time of day, probably same for Insomniac. But I think Cicero is a CA inmate, and also a barrister. He was around earlier, maybe he can help. (I saw Ignoramus step up and ask what you needed, but don't know if you told him)

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Say what now?

*adjusts horsehair wig*

Posted by: The AoSHQ Comment Review and Approval Board at December 05, 2017 01:07 AM (zmvwV)

632
How about the "Solo" or "Hope" as a unit of length. It will be the diameter of a certain hole.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 01:07 AM (8O3HH)

633 593 Haley Joel Osment, I don't mind if he's still working.

Wil Wheaton, OTOH, I want to personally see struck by lightning while being simultaneously run over by a derailing freight train and raped by Rosie O'Donnell.


Dammit Steve tell us how to,rally,

Posted by: Cops TV Producer at December 05, 2017 01:07 AM (3/sUh)

634 3 teaspoons = 1 Tablespoon
2 Tablespoons = 1/8 cup = 1 fl oz
8 fl = 1 cup
2 cups = 1 pint

From what was written in comments above I'm beginning to worry about the recipes in the cookbook.


Posted by: geoffb at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (zOpu5)

635 Sarah Huckabee looks like she might make you a sammich afterwards. And fix herself one too.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (cAnNx)

636 Berserker, it paid to take that logic class. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (eMKNe)


I didn't do college, so I rely on good old vengeance. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (aMlLZ)

637 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 05, 2017 01:00 AM (zmvwV)

It teleports your food to a giant central oven in Peruvia, and then teleports it back again when it's done. Peruvia runs on a different time standard, so 30 minutes in Peruvia is 30 seconds in the rest of the world. When you look through the glass door, what you are really seeing is a 3D project image from Peruvia, but if you open the door, your food is instantly teleported back.

Don't believe me? Set your iPhone to video record, and microwave it for 30 seconds.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (oPNmq)

638 621. Hey - I'm not buying a ticket to Asuncion. Yet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (fA1SL)

639 My unit of measurement is the flip-phone.

Posted by: Brett Favre at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (wf3RQ)

640 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.

To really find out, place a large piece of metal in the microwave, turn it on, and peer in closely.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (YqDXo)

641 Beserker's got my proxy on choosing fantasy victims. One of the many topics I never comment on is that one, but much may be gleaned from my reaction to the two targets in question on the thread: what? not in a million years.


Tastes vary.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:09 AM (QDnY+)

642 Don't believe me? Set your iPhone to video record, and microwave it for 30 seconds.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (oPNmq)



Before or after drilling a hole in it?

Oh wait, stupid question. Drilling a hole in it will let the video out, right?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:09 AM (YqDXo)

643 So we think of the Coulomb as being fundamental, but as a matter of definition, it's not.
Posted by: publius
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I've been screwed. Nothing has been the same since the revolution. F*cking commies.

Posted by: Coulomb at December 05, 2017 01:09 AM (AI/Vm)

644 To really find out, place a large piece of metal in the microwave, turn it on, and peer in closely.


You spelled "cat" wrong.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:09 AM (fuK7c)

645 635 Damn straight lol.

Alright guys (and 'ettes!) I'll stop subjecting you to my silliness.

Goodnight and God bless.

Posted by: Johnny at December 05, 2017 01:09 AM (kUotE)

646 I move that the unit of current be renamed the 'Fluke'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (AI/Vm)

NO!!! NOT THE FLUKE CAPACITOR!! ARE YOU MAD??

Posted by: a worried Doc Brown at December 05, 2017 01:10 AM (zCyNd)

647 630. Say no more.

* stops pouring gasoline on the floor. cancels one-way flight to Asuncion. Returns krugerrands, pistol, and fake passports to storage. *

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:10 AM (fA1SL)

648 Sarah Huckabee looks like she might make you a sammich afterwards. And fix herself one too.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (cAnNx)


Or tie you to a post in the basement....and gnaw on you. lol

I do like her though, she's great.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:10 AM (aMlLZ)

649 You spelled "cat" wrong.

Why would you put a large piece of metal in a cat to explain how microwave ovens work? You can't even plug a cat into the wall socket.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (IcT7t)

650 I move that the unit of current be renamed the 'Fluke'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:06 AM (AI/Vm)


I thought the "Fluke" was a measure of cubic capacity. Or maybe of pH.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (YqDXo)

651 Millions of tiny, waving hands are fired at the paste. The friction from the waving warms the paste up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura
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Bah! That's BS, and you know it. It's actually millions of molecules sneezing.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (AI/Vm)

652 Say no more.

* stops pouring gasoline on the floor. cancels one-way flight to Asuncion. Returns krugerrands, pistol, and fake passports to storage. *
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December




so you know, which you surely do, krugerrands are useless.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (MTjB1)

653 Joey Bidet needs to use a shotgun on the microwave with the steel ingot while it is turned on.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (QDvfw)

654 Live cat + microwave on "high" for 60 minutes = fun

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (eMKNe)

655 You can't even plug a cat into the wall socket.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (IcT7t)



Sure you can.

Briefly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (YqDXo)

656 You all know, by the way, that Michael Moore once tried to kill himself, by sticking his head in the oven?

Only problem is, it was a microwave oven. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (eMKNe)

657 screw the krugerrands, go with diamonds.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (MTjB1)

658 I thought the "Fluke" was a measure of cubic capacity. Or maybe of pH.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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Possibly, it's the unit of odor. I think that is mentioned in the post content.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (AI/Vm)

659 qdpsteve, pls send response

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 01:14 AM (QDvfw)

660 Hey - I'm not buying a ticket to Asuncion. Yet.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (fA1SL)

An adventure in the Paranormal.

Posted by: Asuncion Board de Gran Turismo at December 05, 2017 01:14 AM (zCyNd)

661 Anna, done. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:14 AM (eMKNe)

662 651 Millions of tiny, waving hands are fired at the paste. The friction from the waving warms the paste up.

Posted by: Blanco Basura
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Bah! That's BS, and you know it. It's actually millions of molecules sneezing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (AI/Vm)


Quit jerking him around. Everybody knows it's millions of water molecules doing pirouettes.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:14 AM (YqDXo)

663 You all know, by the way, that Michael Moore once tried to kill himself, by sticking his head in the oven?



Only problem is, it was a microwave oven. :-P


I thought he did that because a hot dog exploded in it and he was using his tongue to clean up the mess.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:14 AM (IcT7t)

664 I thought the "Fluke" was a measure of cubic capacity. Or maybe of pH.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


I thought it was a unit of depth that spelunkers use.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:15 AM (aMlLZ)

665 Bah! That's BS, and you know it. It's actually millions of molecules sneezing.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:12 AM (AI/Vm)

Well, if you equate bond rotation and sneezing- then sure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:15 AM (ZgKFD)

666 Blanco, that might also be true, but either way it was still running...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:15 AM (eMKNe)

667 Is everybody waiting for 665?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (IcT7t)

668 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (zmvwV)

669 Good job, qdpsteve! You got the number!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (IcT7t)

670 Possibly, it's the unit of odor. I think that is mentioned in the post content.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:13 AM (AI/Vm)


Nah, too big a unit. It'd be kinda like giving directions around town in light years.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (YqDXo)

671 652 & 657. Diamonds are more compact, I grant you.
But 'rands don't require expertise to assess their value. There's a reason they were the international currency of choice for shady shit.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (fA1SL)

672 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.

Was it on the pet thread?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (IcT7t)

673 Oh great. Now I have to lock myself in the closet and flagellate myself for a couple hours...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (eMKNe)

674 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (zmvwV)

From crazy microwave ladies?

Posted by: Miklos has limited comprehension at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (zCyNd)

675 668 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:16 AM (zmvwV)

Depends on the 'mean' of the post for the night. Right now we are having an in depth discussion of scientific units, so it is an easy room.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (ZgKFD)

676 I just want to know how a microwave oven works.

Posted by: Joe Biden at December 05, 2017 01:00 AM (zmvwV)

It teleports your food to a giant central oven in Peruvia, and then teleports it back again when it's done. Peruvia runs on a different time standard, so 30 minutes in Peruvia is 30 seconds in the rest of the world. When you look through the glass door, what you are really seeing is a 3D project image from Peruvia, but if you open the door, your food is instantly teleported back.

Don't believe me? Set your iPhone to video record, and microwave it for 30 seconds.


Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:08 AM (oPNmq)




A microwave can only heat up a microscopic amount of food.

They should call most of them Macrowaves.

And the turkey sized ones have to be sold as Maxi-Waves.

We're talking basic PHYSICS here, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

677 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.

Was it on the pet thread?


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I think it was the cooking thread.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:17 AM (zmvwV)

678 Well, if you equate bond rotation and sneezing- then sure.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:15 AM (ZgKFD)


Not bond rotation, but water molecules pirouetting is actually pretty close to reality.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:18 AM (YqDXo)

679 Oh great. Now I have to lock myself in the closet and flagellate myself for a couple hours...

Take lube.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:18 AM (IcT7t)

680 Wow. I once made a cat-in-the-microwave-oven joke on the blog and got nothing but shit for my troubles.

Was it on the pet thread?



Food thread would just have explained how sauteeing brings out the texture better.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:18 AM (fuK7c)

681 There's a reason they were the international currency of choice for shady shit.


Were?

Posted by: Natalia Veselnitskaya at December 05, 2017 01:18 AM (zCyNd)

682 And the turkey sized ones have to be sold as Maxi-Waves.

We're talking basic PHYSICS here, Horde!


So what's up with Maxi-Pads then?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:18 AM (YqDXo)

683 Blanco, I'm Italian. I always have a bottle of olive oil with me in case of emergency...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (eMKNe)

684 652 & 657. Diamonds are more compact, I grant you.
But 'rands don't require expertise to assess their value. There's a reason they were the international currency of choice for shady shit.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December




lots of fakes. You have to go with diamonds, however, the key is to get into and out of Africa with some quality, cut, blood diamonds so you can really get some value for your money.

illegal diamond guys won't take krugerrands. dollars or bullion, or slaves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (MTjB1)

685 Well this is amusulating.


One of the three thieves, er, "student athletes" from UCLA who were such sterling ambassadors of our country this fall in China, has withdrawn from the school.


His jackass father had idiotic things to say, natch. Anyway, appears to be true, as the UCLA coach wished LiAngelo well.


So this might have been an epochal, astounding development, with few parallels in the past few decades: an athlete f**ks up spectacularly, embarrassing his school and country, and pays a price?? WTF? America hasn't done that since forever.


What's next, public figures resigning when dozens of solid recent allegations of sordid misbehavior pile up like Soviet penal battalion soldiers charging a German machine gun position?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (QDnY+)

686 680. Stir fry. Toss in onions and green beans and add a little sambal - bam! Ya got Hunan Chicken.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (fA1SL)

687 Not bond rotation, but water molecules pirouetting is actually pretty close to reality.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara
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I find myself strangely agitated.

Posted by: H2O at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (AI/Vm)

688 Palpatine, you discovered Panda Express' secret recipe!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (eMKNe)

689 I think it was the cooking thread.

Darn, I had a picture of the pet threaders chasing you around Benny Hill style.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (IcT7t)

690 so, interesting fact, you never want to do a deal with the same illegal diamond merchant more than five times in total. Odds are one of you gets shot on the fifth transaction.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (MTjB1)

691 I find myself strangely agitated.
Posted by: H2O at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (AI/Vm)

You're so excited.
And you think you like it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (ZgKFD)

692 illegal diamond guys won't take krugerrands. dollars or bullion, or slaves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (MTjB1)

The blood coconut trade is pretty rough too.

Posted by: Union of Concerned Molnars at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (zCyNd)

693 688. 'No! I not seen your cat! Why you keep asking!'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (fA1SL)

694 One of the three thieves, er, "student athletes" from UCLA who were such sterling ambassadors of our country this fall in China, has withdrawn from the school.


His jackass father had idiotic things to say, natch. Anyway, appears to be true, as the UCLA coach wished LiAngelo well.



This just in: police report an exceptionally tall African-American dealing drugs in Compton got smoked by a rival gang in a drive-by. Film at 11.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (YqDXo)

695 slaves are hard to smuggle into Africa. Really hard to smuggle out of the US.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (MTjB1)

696 We all get a good chuckle about masochist californians suffering under the results of their own policies -
Then you read the article and find out the community organizer for NARAL xyrson profiled in the article just relocated to a neighborhood near you.

No they did not learn any lessons from their failing state. Yes they will vote to turn your state into the same failure.

Build a wall. Around california.

Posted by: Mst3k at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (KloN7)

697 "Uh, because I hear panicked meowing coming out of all your stovetop cookware??"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (eMKNe)

698 690. See what I mean? Just headaches all around.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:23 AM (fA1SL)

699 The blood coconut trade is pretty rough too.
Posted by: Union of Concerned Molnars at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (zCyNd)

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Sheesh. You're telling me.

Posted by: An Exhausted African Sparrow at December 05, 2017 01:23 AM (zmvwV)

700 Y5 you have a troubling level of familiarity with the illicit diamond business.


But we promise not to tell anybody.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:23 AM (QDnY+)

701 The blood coconut trade is pretty rough too.
Posted by: Union of Concerned Molnars at December




especially on the mules.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:23 AM (MTjB1)

702 And then there's the Panda location that got in trouble for having an AYCE special and missing a typo on the banner:

"ALL YOU CAT EAT"

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:23 AM (eMKNe)

703 I find myself strangely agitated.
Posted by: H2O at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (AI/Vm)

I can get steamed up about it, myself

Posted by: H2O(g) at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (wf3RQ)

704 No they did not learn any lessons from their failing state. Yes they will vote to turn your state into the same failure.

Build a wall. Around california.

Posted by: Mst3k at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (KloN7)


along with a moat, hot oil pots, and nuclear claymore mines.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Divison at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (aMlLZ)

705 Pretty hard to fake 24k gold. Just measure the density with a Jolly balance. The value of a diamond is entirely subjective. And gold can be broken up into little pieces, and then melted down and made into big pieces again with virtually no loss. Try that with a diamond.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (oPNmq)

706 697. 'No, that's just Cantonese pop music. '

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (fA1SL)

707 you have a troubling level of familiarity with the illicit diamond business.


And you claim a detailed knowledge of war crimes but haven't told us whether you're pro or con.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (fuK7c)

708 No they did not learn any lessons from their failing state. Yes they will vote to turn your state into the same failure.

Build a wall. Around california.
Posted by: Mst3k at December 05, 2017 01:22 AM (KloN7)


A liberal shithead here in CA told me he was thinking about moving to AZ. "Taxes and regulations here in CA are really onerous."

Of course, once he gets there, he'll vote for ... onerous taxes and regulations, guaranteed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:24 AM (YqDXo)

709 Panda location that got in trouble for having an AYCE special and missing a typo on the banner:

"ALL YOU CAT EAT"
Posted by: qdpsteve at December




yeah the best part of the ayce panda places is they let you pick your own panda out of the pen and club it at your table in front of your guests.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:25 AM (MTjB1)

710 You can't really ask Berserker about ScoggDog 1:0 scales, though.

Someone pointed out that he was probably the only guy on here (sorry not sorry, Bandersnatch) who could honestly claim to use Kramer's "it's enough already, and I just want to get some sleep" line.

Posted by: workin' double-time on the Seduction Line at December 05, 2017 01:25 AM (ARJf2)

711 Not bond rotation, but water molecules pirouetting is actually pretty close to reality.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Ok, maybe I have this wrong. I thought microwaves caused water molecules (-0-H bond) to rotate, putting them into a higher energy state? Which is then radiated as heat?

Completely wrong?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:25 AM (ZgKFD)

712 y5, ooo, just like Benihana!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:25 AM (eMKNe)

713 illegal diamond guys won't take krugerrands. dollars or bullion, or slaves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:19 AM (MTjB1)

The blood coconut trade is pretty rough too.
Posted by: Union of Concerned Molnars
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I mentioned the other night that surely Cecil Rhodes money ought to be considered 'blood money'. And yet, and yet...the list of lefty icons who have accepted Rhodes scholarships is a long one.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 01:26 AM (AI/Vm)

714 so, interesting fact, you never want to do a deal with the same illegal
diamond merchant more than five times in total. Odds are one of you
gets shot on the fifth transaction.


So that's where you disappeared to for a year or so.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:26 AM (IcT7t)

715 I moved to AZ from chicago.
My fear is that others will do the same.

Rats and leeches fleeing their sinking ships. Infestation, plague, contagion, plenty of words to describe.
We need to quarantine liberals within their own utopias

Posted by: Mst3k at December 05, 2017 01:27 AM (KloN7)

716 Pretty hard to fake 24k gold. Just measure the density with a Jolly balance. The value of a diamond is entirely subjective. And gold can be broken up into little pieces, and then melted down and made into big pieces again with virtually no loss. Try that with a diamond.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December




well most are not pure gold. lots are a copper gold mix. most sell for above bullion value. guys that bought them in the 80s, in volume, have a really tough time getting their money back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:27 AM (MTjB1)

717
Oh, that busty Czech "performer" I was talking about is named "Lucy Li".

Not that any of you would be interested in that, of course. I'm not. Not at all.

And if there's any naive soul here, that name will take you in very NSFW directions.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 01:27 AM (8O3HH)

718 Just sent Qdpsteve some reading material for whilst he is closeted.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 01:27 AM (QDvfw)

719 714. His methods were unsound.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:28 AM (fA1SL)

720 Colorado used to be a red state.......it was until all the Californians moved here

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:28 AM (mMeIQ)

721 "Ow!"
"Ha ha!"
"Ow!"
"Ha ha!"
"Ow!"
"Ha ha!"
"Ow!"...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:28 AM (eMKNe)

722 Palpatine, you discovered Panda Express' secret recipe!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:21 AM (eMKNe)



Utter Bullshit.

"Panda Express" does NOT serve any Panda, per their menu. Fucking liars.

They're just Pandaring to their customer base. Screw 'em.

And if they did actually serve Panda?

There'd be Panda monium.

PETA would be unbearable.

The news networks would Eat, Shoot and Leaves.

And the general public would be Bamboozled.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:29 AM (QzJWU)

723 I mentioned the other night that surely Cecil Rhodes money ought to be considered 'blood money'. And yet, and yet...the list of lefty icons who have accepted Rhodes scholarships is a long one.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December




well, whereas a fool and his money are soon parted, whores and their money will be parted only when you pry their clamped and locked legs apart and gain access with a search warrant and crowbar.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:29 AM (MTjB1)

724 G'night everyone. Unfortunately for me, I still have to go work in the morning.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 01:29 AM (IcT7t)

725 Jim wins tonight's Wordplay prize. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:29 AM (eMKNe)

726 Goodnight Blanco!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (eMKNe)

727 I was a fan of the Nerdist podcast for a long time. Lots of people said that guy was a complete douche. He never seemed like anything but nice. He is good friends with Wil Weaton, Marc Merron and Patton Oswalt, so I think the math checks out on that.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (rnAwa)

728 Ok, maybe I have this wrong. I thought microwaves caused water molecules (-0-H bond) to rotate, putting them into a higher energy state? Which is then radiated as heat?

Completely wrong?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:25 AM (ZgKFD)


No, that's right. It's just the whole water molecule that rotates at microwave frequencies, not the O-H bond (which would be a vibration, not a rotation, and one that occurs ca. 3000 cm-1, i.e., at a frequency about a thousand times higher).

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (YqDXo)

729 So that's where you disappeared to for a year or so.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December




well, sometimes shit goes pear shaped and you have to make moves.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (MTjB1)

730 Good job Jim

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (mMeIQ)

731 720 Colorado used to be a red state.......it was until all the Californians moved here
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:28 AM (mMeIQ)



California used to be a red state ... until all the New Englanders (and Scandis) moved here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:31 AM (YqDXo)

732 you claim a detailed knowledge of war crimes but haven't told us whether you're pro or con.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December




well, not having been convicted, definitely not con. not pro, more proam.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:31 AM (MTjB1)

733 so, interesting fact, you never want to do a deal with the same illegal diamond merchant more than five times in total. Odds are one of you gets shot on the fifth transaction.

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So the loyalty program isn't worth signing up for then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:32 AM (zmvwV)

734 maybe blood diamond enthusiast is the best description.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:32 AM (MTjB1)

735 California used to be a red state ... until all the New Englanders (and Scandis) moved here.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:31 AM (YqDXo)

Hey- I did my part to keep Cali red.

Posted by: the Dustbowl at December 05, 2017 01:32 AM (zCyNd)

736 Can we build state walls to keep libs out?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:32 AM (mMeIQ)

737 so, interesting fact, you never want to do a deal with the same illegal diamond merchant more than five times in total. Odds are one of you gets shot on the fifth transaction.

So blow him away on the fourth transaction. Easy peasy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:33 AM (YqDXo)

738 well most are not pure gold. lots are a copper gold
mix. most sell for above bullion value. guys that bought them in the
80s, in volume, have a really tough time getting their money back.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:27 AM (MTjB1)

All bullion coins sell for above their bullion value; that's how the government mints make their profit. I thought that the real Krugerands were 24k gold, like the Canadian Maple Leaf coins. If the South African Mint is itself adulterating the coins, then they are shooting themselves in the foot. The whole attraction of bullion coins is that they are gold in manageably small units, backed by the reputation of the issuer as to purity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:34 AM (oPNmq)

739 So, the absolute measure is the coconut and the derived measure is the flight speed of a laden swallow?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:34 AM (fuK7c)

740 Philippa's beautiful as a foot.

Posted by: Blue Öyster Cult at December 05, 2017 01:34 AM (tGjfm)

741 So the loyalty program isn't worth signing up for then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December




no but you should have a policy with one of those companies such as executive outcomes so you have access to emergency extraction in case. some of the less reputable ones are less picky about examining you or your luggage.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:34 AM (MTjB1)

742 Fun fact - family knew a jeweller who, in the late '80's, cranked out 'fake' 'rands bearing mint-dates from the sanctions days. He was honest, however - proper alloy and all the rest of it. He said the premium he got was worth the effort and risk involvedd.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (fA1SL)

743 The whole attraction of bullion coins is that they are gold in manageably small units, backed by the reputation of the issuer as to purity.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:34 AM (oPNmq)

Well put!

The same applies to collectible plates.

Posted by: the Franklin Mint at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (zCyNd)

744 bullion coins sell for above their bullion value; that's how the government mints make their profit. I thought that the real Krugerands were 24k gold, like the Canadian Maple Leaf coins. If the South African Mint is itself adulterating the coins, then they are shooting themselves in the foot. The whole attraction of bullion coins is that they are gold in manageably small units, backed by the reputation of the issuer as to purity.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December




not sure about the canadians but the some krugerrands are alloys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (MTjB1)

745 Night all.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (QDvfw)

746 No, that's right. It's just the whole water molecule that rotates at microwave frequencies, not the O-H bond (which would be a vibration, not a rotation, and one that occurs ca. 3000 cm-1, i.e., at a frequency about a thousand times higher).
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 01:30 AM (YqDXo)

Ah ha! OK, that makes sense. Hence pirouettes. Nice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 01:36 AM (ZgKFD)

747 738. Yhe "rand is an alloy coin, but contains a troy ounce of pure gold. I think the copper is something like 10%.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:37 AM (fA1SL)

748 not sure about the canadians but the some krugerrands are alloys.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (MTjB1)

So again-is the alloyalty program worth it?

Posted by: Consumers Report at December 05, 2017 01:37 AM (zCyNd)

749 Goodnight all, glad I checked in, thanks for the chat. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 01:38 AM (eMKNe)

750 On a flight out of southern Africa to Amsterdam on KLM, there was a stopover (can't remember - Zaire?). Nobody got off the plane. Some guys came on and sprayed - insecticide? - all around the cabin (that was nice).


Then some guy got on, accompanied by two huge buffed out Aryan blonde security guys with sub-machine guns slung over their shoulders. The guy was talking/sort of haggling with the chief purser, a woman - holding a bunch of small brown paper bags (the kind you took your lunch in back in elementary school). I had a perfect view of it all from my seat.


So she ends up coming back and putting the bags inside a duty-free cart - I could see hand-scribbled numbers and entries on little notes stapled to the bags. Eventually, before our endless flight arrived, I asked her - what's with the bags? "Diamonds - probably millions of dollars worth" she tells me.


So there's that.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:38 AM (QDnY+)

751 So blow him away on the fourth transaction. Easy peasy.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December




well, usually you are on his territory and he has a dozen or more gunslingers with aks hopped up on some local weed who only know how to shoot on full auto. you could bring your own back up but your margins drop precipitously when you start hiring the quantity and quality of talent you would like. JSND is not going to go to Africa, risking dengue fever, ass raping, extortion, voodoo, and cannibalism, for less than $1000 a week.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:39 AM (MTjB1)

752 I do not like the top pic. The house with the American flag is like the Amityville house telling undocementeds ro "GET OUT", complete with a fence to symbolize the wall. We are sending the wrong message.

Posted by: ¡Jeb! at December 05, 2017 01:39 AM (tGjfm)

753 The same applies to collectible plates.

Posted by: the Franklin Mint at December 05, 2017 01:35 AM (zCyNd)

Except I can saw a Krugerand in half, and have two half-ounce slugs of gold worth several thousand dollars.

I bust one of your plates in half, I have landfill.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:39 AM (oPNmq)

754 So again-is the alloyalty program worth it?
Posted by: Consumers Report at December




hiyo!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:40 AM (MTjB1)

755 he will even want you to pay his airfare.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:41 AM (MTjB1)

756 ABC News President, in a secretly recorded datribe directed at the minions:

"I don't even know how many times we've talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right," he added. "That how we have to be right and not first. About how in this particular moment, with the stakes as high as these stakes are right now, we cannot afford to get it wrong."

https://tinyurl.com/ycmesqlc

Honestly, the most surprising thing about his rant was that ANYBODY at an MSM outlet gives a flying fuck about truth or accuracy when it comes to reporting about Donald Trump.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 01:41 AM (zmvwV)

757 I bust one of your plates in half, I have landfill.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:39 AM (oPNmq)

Ok, Beanie Babies.

Posted by: Consumers Report at December 05, 2017 01:42 AM (zCyNd)

758 don't know anyone heavily into gold coins except william devane.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:43 AM (MTjB1)

759 A Zip Loc bag of 20 rounds of .22 LR is a far greater negotiable measure of value, than is a shaved sliver of a .10 oz bullion coin of any country's issuance.

The whole coin is a known and verifiable source of value.

A shaved sliver of it, for a family's meal?

The cook who accepted that sliver, now has to prove it's value by means of chemical assay as to purity, and weight.

That bag of .22 rounds? One looks at it, knows they're intact, counts all twenty of them as "good to go".

Comes a barter economy, ammo will always out perform "precious metals" in the everyday market.

You've got to figure also. Live rounds are valuable also for what they can DO, beyond the pure value of their weight in measure.

Your ingots of silver or gold.

You gonna throw them at 1,100 feet per second?

Didn't think so.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

760 Yhe "rand is an alloy coin, but contains a troy ounce of pure gold. I think the copper is something like 10%.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:37 AM (fA1SL)

Well, that is a workable compromise, I guess. Makes it less than practical to start nibbling small bits off them to pay small debts in the event of TEOTWAWKI.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:45 AM (oPNmq)

761 Honestly, the most surprising thing about his rant was that ANYBODY at an MSM outlet gives a flying fuck about truth or accuracy when it comes to reporting about Donald Trump.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December




yep. hopefully there is a continuum of corruption in the mfm and some are not so far out that they are unwilling to take hold of the profit opportunity to do journalisiming.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:45 AM (MTjB1)

762 Bander, re war crimes, I like to keep my options open.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:45 AM (QDnY+)

763 758. It's a cultural thing with me. I do know others who've had more recent experience with the value of gold for dangerous transactions. I also know Mao & the Bolsheviks among others punished possession of gold with death.
I don't think of it as an investment. I consider it a sort of insurance.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:45 AM (fA1SL)

764 bag of 20 rounds of .22 LR is a far greater negotiable measure of value, than is a shaved sliver of a .10 oz bullion coin of any country's issuance.

The whole coin is a known and verifiable source of value.

A shaved sliver of it, for a family's meal?

The cook who accepted that sliver, now has to prove it's value by means of chemical assay as to purity, and weight.

That bag of .22 rounds? One looks at it, knows they're intact, counts all twenty of them as "good to go".

Comes a barter economy, ammo will always out perform "precious metals" in the everyday market.

You've got to figure also. Live rounds are valuable also for what they can DO, beyond the pure value of their weight in measure.

Your ingots of silver or gold.

You gonna throw them at 1,100 feet per second?

Didn't think so.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December




yeah but how do you know what is in them without taking them apart.



gaming teotwawki scenarios is always fun. booze and pain killers would be high on the list of things I would stock.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:47 AM (MTjB1)

765 759. Comes TEOTWAWKI, yeah - ballistic wampum becomes the only currency.

Gold and such are useful only under conditions of limited fucked-ness.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:47 AM (fA1SL)

766 Jim, so what you're telling me is that "all that glitters is not gold - sometimes its's brass, especially if it's new/factory, or if you use both corncob and walnut shell, with some mineral spirits, in your brass tumbler".


Kind of an apocalyptic re-working of the old aphorism.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:48 AM (QDnY+)

767 Colorado used to be a red state.......it was until all the Californians moved here
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:28 AM (mMeIQ)

I was in Colorado a few months back for work (first time there). A colleague called an Uber to take me to the Denver airport. Picked up by a Nigerian that told me his story of immigrating legally to the states.

Paraphrasing his story in texcat, Nigerian translation:

"I arrive New York and hate it! Have 5 of us staying in 1 bedroom apartment- guns going off all-time- Everything expensive, robbed 2 times! I decide must get out! "

"Friend call me and say he going to Colorado...I take last $200 and able to meet him in Denver. I get to Denver and get 2 job within 2 weeks! Now I have nice apartment and nice car and people very nice!"

"My New York friends call me and say- Ben! We not hear from you, how is Denver? I tell them- Oh, Denver is horrible place! Much worse than New York! You stay there..."

"I don't want them coming here and screw up good thing!"

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 01:49 AM (wf3RQ)

768 762. May I interest you in joining a little musical group? You can play accordion, yes?

https://youtu.be/U-EQJA8Ahac

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 01:50 AM (fA1SL)

769 Bullions and bullions!

Posted by: Herb Ox Carl Sagan at December 05, 2017 01:51 AM (tGjfm)

770 Tom Hanks accused of sexual abuse of a child on Twitter!

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at December 05, 2017 01:52 AM (FsN6J)

771 Bullions and bullions!

Posted by: Herb Ox Carl Sagan at December 05, 2017 01:51 AM (tGjfm)

Too salty. I use "Better than Bullion"

Posted by: Fort Knox>Herb Ox at December 05, 2017 01:52 AM (zCyNd)

772 Tom Hanks accused of sexual abuse of a child on Twitter!

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at December




who? peter solari?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:53 AM (MTjB1)

773 How does one abuse a child on twitter? Some kind of virtual reality advance I'm unaware of?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:53 AM (QDnY+)

774 Tom Hanks accused of sexual abuse of a child on Twitter!

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at December




who? peter solari?




buzzion?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:54 AM (MTjB1)

775 Your ingots of silver or gold.



You gonna throw them at 1,100 feet per second?



Didn't think so.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

I wouldn't advocate an "all gold" policy any more than I would advocate an "all ammo" policy. In any huge monetary crisis, having gold means having wealth. Scratching a sliver off a gold coin to buy a meal would be impractical, for the reasons you stated. But if there is any kind of trade going on at all, there will be money-changers who will be happy to give you the day rate exchange in Zimbabwe dollars for the half-gram of gold you filed off your K-rand, and who will have the means to authenticate the gold. So you trade a little of your gold for a wad of Zimbucks, and spend it all that same day, as it will be worthless tomorrow.

The ammo, some of it you use for barter with others so inclined, and some you use in the event that reavers come to try and relieve you of your gold.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 01:54 AM (oPNmq)

776 *bouillons*

Posted by: Herb Ox Carl Sagan at December 05, 2017 01:56 AM (tGjfm)

777 Jim, so what you're telling me is that "all that glitters is not gold - sometimes its's brass, especially if it's new/factory, or if you use both corncob and walnut shell, with some mineral spirits, in your brass tumbler".


Kind of an apocalyptic re-working of the old aphorism.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 01:48 AM (QDnY+)




Pretty hard (not impossible, but HARD) to fake .22 LR in the UNFIRED department. Likely, harder than it looks, or is worth.

And this.

In a barter economy, REPUTATION will become EVERY thing.

You gonna fuck your reputation over one Zip Loc of bogus .22 LR?

Been nice knowing you. You're no longer a Moron.

You're just now a full fledged retard.

Never go full retard, etc.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:56 AM (QzJWU)

778 texcat....that is hilarious

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:56 AM (mMeIQ)

779 Bouillons, along with broths, should be reserved for the food thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 01:57 AM (fuK7c)

780 WDS!

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 01:58 AM (MTjB1)

781 Y5!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 01:59 AM (mMeIQ)

782 When did you get here?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 02:00 AM (MTjB1)

783
In a barter economy, REPUTATION will become EVERY thing.



You gonna fuck your reputation over one Zip Loc of bogus .22 LR?



Been nice knowing you. You're no longer a Moron.



You're just now a full fledged retard.



Never go full retard, etc.









Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 01:56 AM (QzJWU)

Apparently, you can reload .22LR. There are kits made for the purpose. I would expect that reloading it would become a lucrative activity in a barter economy. The new factory-made would become a premium item, to be saved for self-defense use.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 02:01 AM (oPNmq)

784 783. WHO RUN BARTERTOWN?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 02:03 AM (fA1SL)

785 I have been here since 8.....took a break waiting for Mr WDS to go to bed

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 02:04 AM (mMeIQ)

786 I have been here since 8.....took a break waiting for Mr WDS to go to bed
Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December




wow, you are hardcore.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 02:05 AM (MTjB1)

787 @ AOP

In the Burning Times.

Gold is a great storehouse and reserve of wealth.

But it is a lousy currency. And ALWAYS will be a lousy currency.

Except in times of relative prosperity.

Guar an damn tee ya. My ammo stores will greatly outperform "metals" in the Burning Times.

But the Khan with a storehouse of Gold will be far richer than me, in the days after the wars.

It is, how it is.

I only care about surviving the wars.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 02:07 AM (QzJWU)

788 "When a gay politician gets married, it usually indicates that he is highly ambitious, and desires to put himself in a position to move up the power ladder," Joy Reid


Shut up, Joy. You're blowing my cover.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 05, 2017 02:08 AM (tGjfm)

789 Oh no......the first comments tonight were for Slap
Talked to him last week. Horrible stuff he is going through

Posted by: westminsterdogshow........GNAMM ette at December 05, 2017 02:09 AM (mMeIQ)

790 I only care about surviving the wars.


Well, it does all depend on the shape of the world after the SHTF.

My buddy insists on the 3 Gs, guns, gold, and goods. I'm too broke to stock up on gold and goods, so I'll have to make do with what I have of the other G.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 02:11 AM (fuK7c)

791 Colander-face takes his reputation seriously.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 02:11 AM (rnAwa)

792 681. Nataliya, mishka - true Slav wealth is measured in pelmini and vodka. This, you know.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 02:12 AM (fA1SL)

793 791. Naah....the guy who's really serious is Thermos Codpiece.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 02:14 AM (fA1SL)

794 It is, how it is.



I only care about surviving the wars.







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 02:07 AM (QzJWU)

It is a pretty good currency, and has been for several millennia. Now, because of its great value, lesser metals have been used for day-to-day trade for about as long.

Acquiring a storehouse of other metals would be a good hedge against the Burning Times, too. Lead, obviously, to make bullets. Copper, brass, silver, aluminum, and magnesium all come to mind. Zinc, too. All have trading value, and are less obvious targets for theft than gold. And most of these can be obtained as scrap right now for very little.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 02:18 AM (oPNmq)

795 789


I'm flying to Orlando, on the 24th.

For the same reasons w my Step Mom, as is Slap with his Dad.

Be my last Christmas with her? Dunno.

But I will BE THERE with her, regardless.

Isn't that what matters?

And yes, this is where "Prayers, Horde", applies.

So please, do.



Hasta la nite nite, Horde,


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 02:19 AM (QzJWU)

796 A lot of nice content MissHum. I hoped to get to more of it but I'm toast right now.

I have no idea what is going on in the thread...which I find often happens...and it amuses me.

Good night lads and lassies.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla and Professor Chaos at December 05, 2017 02:22 AM (phyXb)

797 Prayers, Jim ...

Posted by: Adriane the Ethnic Food Critic ... at December 05, 2017 02:22 AM (AoK0a)

798 I have a fishing partner.

We own several things together. And no we aren't gay
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (3/sUh)



I have a fisting partner.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 05, 2017 02:25 AM (tGjfm)

799 Oh, shit, I missed the fishing partner subthread.

Fishing partner is an interesting dynamic. You have to find someone compatible, who will share spots, who will show up on time, who will break balls, and who knows how to fish.

I had a couple of false starts before I found mine, he's been my fishing partner for 20 years. When I was still married I referred to him to my wife as my Tussi, which is a Krautish word for broad or chick who maybe you see on the side.

It helps that, as flyfishermen, I'm left-handed and he's right-handed so we can fish in the same direction from a boat or other small space.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 02:33 AM (fuK7c)

800 I am out, too. Busy day tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2017 02:41 AM (oPNmq)

801 Yeah, thread's dead, baby. Threads dead.

ciao a tutti

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 02:42 AM (fuK7c)

802 My welcome mat says:

Come Back With A Warrant

Posted by: navybrat at December 05, 2017 02:46 AM (w7KSn)

803 Isn't that what matters?
And yes, this is where "Prayers, Horde", applies.
So please, do.
Hasta la nite nite, Horde,
Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 02:19 AM

Prayers up for you, stepmom and also Slap. You are all in my thoughts and hoping for the best.
T

Posted by: Farmer - 2017 GNAMM Survivor at December 05, 2017 02:47 AM (yJ1e6)

804 750 On a flight out of southern Africa to Amsterdam on KLM, there was a stopover (can't remember - Zaire?). Nobody got off the plane. Some guys came on and sprayed - insecticide? - all around the cabin (that was nice).

Yeah, I bet they woke everyone up, and made them stand near their seats and identify their in-cabin luggage.

Likely Dakar, Senegal (Capetown-Amsterdam).

They do a simliar airplane search in Khartoum, Sudan. (Nairobi-Amsterdam).

Do NOT joke with them.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 02:49 AM (0H53h)

805 ~~ Good to see Insomniac back on top; all is right in the AoS world once again. *worries about sven cranking up to reclaim his crown*

~~ On a work utility vehicle we move through the rows of vines bursting with purple and high yellow grapes.

High yellow is a racist phrase; the vineyard owner or article author needs to be rhetorically strung up. Bad person, you!

~~ Remy's video is most excellent. Lambasting the frequent rhetorical trick of the liberals that 'people will die' when some policy change is even suggested is soooo apropos. Thanks, Remy, for scalping the fake Injun.

*Long has Reason's Nick Gillespie been silent; I hope his leather jacket didn't autoasphyxiate him in a moment of 420 gloom*

~~ I have seen a lock of my newborn hair, and that fucker is bright red. Up until my 40s, I still had some red highlights in my beard.

*Fear my powers*

As a side note, that lock of hair is kept in a cedar chest. Cedar chests used to be 'a thing'. It was a must have item. A bug-proof time capsule.

*someday I can be cloned from that lock of hair. Evil laugh*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:06 AM (0ogQG)

806 That is a beautiful house and lovely on this wonderful day.

Posted by: Suzanne at December 05, 2017 03:08 AM (FJrl0)

807 And no we aren't gay
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2017 10:22 PM (3/sUh)


Riiiight. Say, your name ain't Charlie Crist by any chance?

Posted by: Joy Reid, SJW extrodinaire at December 05, 2017 03:13 AM (0ogQG)

808 My primary apocalyptic trading currency I've saved up is booze. Trade it to 'em cheap; then, when they are drunk and passed out, steal the rest of their shit.

Hey, my plan should work.

Posted by: Joy Reid, SJW extrodinaire at December 05, 2017 03:19 AM (0ogQG)

809 Off, hypocritical sock of scruntage origins.

Tom Hanks, under the SJW hammer? That would be !sad! Polanski, under many new fresh allegations of sex abuse? #notsurprised.

The best part is all his previous defenders having to eat shit.

*waves at Motion Picture Academy*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:27 AM (0ogQG)

810 I think I liked the zero-content ONT more.....

Posted by: Hateful at December 05, 2017 03:29 AM (vuJAg)

811 *Plants dick in the sand*

This thread, dead though it may be, be mines!

*daywalkers weep*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:29 AM (0ogQG)

812 Does anyone actually believe that 'national reciprocity' will actually pass Congress?

As was so colorfully put in Braveheart, those assholes couldn't agree on the color of shit.

~Hopes for stopped clock syndrome~

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:36 AM (0ogQG)

813 Trade it to 'em cheap; then, when they are drunk and passed out, steal the rest of their shit.

Hey, my plan should work.
Posted by: Joy Reid

Ever heard of a "mickey finn"? Nowadays, they use rohypnol, GHB, ketamine.

Or so I've been told.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 03:39 AM (AjrQy)

814 Three hours at the DMV today to renew my DL. O vey! It was mandatory; no way to do the renewal offsite. My only other option was seppuku; no way, PDJT is still in office.

*Cattle led to the slaughter wait less time than that*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:44 AM (0ogQG)

815 Moo.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:47 AM (0ogQG)

816 $47 for an 8 year driver's license.

*checks ass for soreness*

[tenderness found]

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:51 AM (0ogQG)

817 A good read:

https://www.hoover.org/research/scientifically-illiterate-america

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:53 AM (0ogQG)

818 They went to the metric system because the French Revolutionaries just wanted to screw with everything ... and they had an obsession with base ten, as if all practical measurement standards occur, neatly, at powers of ten.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 04, 2017 10:27 PM (8gDQu)

----

Ten is the number of fingers. Any peasant can finger-calculate.

The crazy French Revolutionaries adopted a year with ten months. Anything to erase the existing order.

Posted by: Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg at December 05, 2017 03:56 AM (t5m5e)

819 is it too late at night, or too early in the morning to start drinking? (east coast)

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 03:58 AM (vChNs)

820 819 is it too late at night, or too early in the morning to start drinking? (east coast)

Posted by: Buzzsaw90


A far more difficult question is "when to stop?"

The college answer is "we ain't leaving 'til we're heavin'''

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 04:03 AM (0ogQG)

821 >Three hours at the DMV today to renew my DL. O vey! It was mandatory; no way to do the renewal offsite. My only other option was seppuku; no way, PDJT is still in office.
---
My last renewal was just before closing time. Short line, short tempers. I filled out forms, answered questions, had a photo taken. When asked if the photo was ok, I said "It makes me look FAT!".
The whole place cracked up laughing.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 04:08 AM (AjrQy)

822 https://www.hoover.org/research/scientifically-illiterate-america

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:53 AM (0ogQG)


Too meny big words.

Posted by: Ballou High School at December 05, 2017 04:21 AM (zCyNd)

823 If you leave bleu cheese in the back of the fridge long enough, does it get moldy?

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 05, 2017 04:22 AM (zCyNd)

824 Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 04:08 AM (AjrQy)

When you go to Spain, do you stay mainly in the plain?

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 05, 2017 04:24 AM (zCyNd)

825 Don't want to get up but got to

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2017 04:24 AM (aC6Sd)

826 Hey Skip!
Hope you slept well.
A bunch of strangers sent prayers.


Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 04:34 AM (AjrQy)

827 In my mic is a link to a must read at the american thinker blog.

Posted by: Chillin the most at December 05, 2017 04:36 AM (JjUcW)

828 In my mic is a link to a must read at the american thinker blog.

Posted by: Chillin the most at December 05, 2017 04:36 AM (JjUcW)

829 This thread, dead though it may be, be mines!

*daywalkers weep*
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 03:29 AM (0ogQG)



You didn't post that.

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 05, 2017 04:48 AM (tGjfm)

830 Slept 8 but should have went to bed earlier, awaiting coffee.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2017 04:51 AM (aC6Sd)

831 Everyone have a great day

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2017 05:24 AM (aC6Sd)

832 You as well, Skip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 05:42 AM (hyuyC)

833 mornin' horde

Posted by: wing at December 05, 2017 05:46 AM (RSMz4)

834
Snow
Wind
Blinking lights

Posted by: Skandia Recluse, Real Lee at December 05, 2017 05:50 AM (KdDCu)

835 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 06:04 AM (hyuyC)

836 Well its 0400 and the dogs have been up since 0320 which means I've been up since 0320. Good thing there's coffee.

RE: the AT article; are you referring to the one about Snoozy McSnoozerson prosecuting the people who leaked information and unmasked citizens who were unlawfully wiretapped based on fabricated 'intel'?

Cause that ain't gonna happen. Launch that effort and you're gonna have to follow the trail all the way to Barky. No one is gonna do that.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 06:06 AM (UaOJc)

837 Skandia Recluse

Are the books you've authored in print or e-books?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 05, 2017 06:20 AM (hyuyC)

838 Cause that ain't gonna happen. Launch that effort and you're gonna have to follow the trail all the way to Barky. No one is gonna do that.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 06:06 AM (UaOJc)

This weak pathetic AG will allow a witch hunt against his colleagues and his own party, but is afraid to prosecute, or even truly expose, the crimes of the Obama admin or the Clintons. What is so damn special about Obama that he cannot be honestly discussed? And it can't be race as Conyers is fair game. Sessions must be fired or resign.

Posted by: CN at December 05, 2017 06:25 AM (5gaNQ)

839 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2017 06:28 AM (EyPfd)

840 Ten is the number of fingers. Any peasant can finger-calculate.

The crazy French Revolutionaries adopted a year with ten months. Anything to erase the existing order.

Posted by: Ruth Buzzy Ginsburg at December 05, 2017 03:56 AM (t5m5e)

The 10^x scaling is very useful in a lab, but not as useful for everyday use. The measurements suck hard for practical, daily use.

The meter that the metric system is based on was originally based on an obscure (and incorrect) distance calculation, something like 1/1000000th of the distance from the north pole to the equator. Then a physical bar. Then another physical bar. And now a certain number of times the emission wavelength of a certain radioactive isotope of krypton.

Seriously, WTF?

I suggest that, as Americans, we spite the Europhiles by metrifying a more logical measurement.

Does anybody know how far light travels in one nanosecond? Almost exactly one foot. 11.8 inches, to be precise.

Let's make a system based on the light-nanosecond, or light foot, and drive them crazy.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 05, 2017 06:30 AM (J+mig)

841 Let's make a system based on the light-nanosecond, or light foot, and drive them crazy.
Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party

Have one of the units named a Thunderbolt and we get Clint Eastwood and Jeff Bridges to explain it to us.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2017 06:34 AM (8ikIW)

842 What is so damn special about Obama that he cannot be honestly discussed?

He's a) the first black president, b) he's gay, c) he's a US hating muslim and finally d) he is the MSM's messiah.

There are so many people in government and the media who bet their credibility on justifying him and built their careers on tongue bathing him that to have to admit they were too stupid or disingenuous to openly and honestly discuss his background and political beliefs would destroy them.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 06:35 AM (UaOJc)

843 Cato, light foot sounds very Sci Fi. I like it.

good morning horde!

owl woke the dog at 4 which woke me
managed to go back to sleep until 6

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 05, 2017 06:37 AM (hMwEB)

844 There are so many people in government and the media who bet their credibility on justifying him and built their careers on tongue bathing him that to have to admit they were too stupid or disingenuous to openly and honestly discuss his background and political beliefs would destroy them.
Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 06:35 AM (UaOJc)

But Sessions should NOT be one of them. He really needs to go

Posted by: CN at December 05, 2017 06:42 AM (5gaNQ)

845 could still use the 10 scaling, but the measurements are a lot more practical.

1/10 of the light foot? Fairly close to an inch.
10 of them? About 3 yards.
1000 of them? Between 1/5 and 1/6 of a mile.
10000 of them? Just under two miles.
Go to the mega prefix? Almost exactly the width of the state of Maine or the Chixulub crater.
Go to the giga prefix? Roughly the distance from the Earth to the moon at perigee.

It simply blows away the meter as a base measurement. The scaled measures are actually fairly easy to visualize.

And yeah, I invented this just to piss off Europhiles who claimed that their system was oh so scientific and logical.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 05, 2017 06:42 AM (J+mig)

846 "I don't want them coming here and screw up good thing!"
Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 01:49 AM (wf3RQ)

LOL

that's great!

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at December 05, 2017 06:43 AM (hMwEB)

847 And yeah, I invented this just to piss off Europhiles who claimed that their system was oh so scientific and logical.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 05, 2017 06:42 AM (J+mig)

Well done sir. Bra-VO.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2017 06:46 AM (UaOJc)

848 There are so many people in government and the media who bet their credibility on justifying him and built their careers on tongue bathing him that to have to admit they were too stupid or disingenuous to openly and honestly discuss his background and political beliefs would destroy them.



Ok. Not seeing where the problem is. They chose wrong.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2017 06:48 AM (vVRlw)

849

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 05, 2017 06:51 AM (qwWmT)

850 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2017 06:52 AM (vVRlw)

851 Le NOOD.

Now arriving.

Track Two.

Stand clear of the platform.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2017 06:52 AM (EyPfd)

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