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Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (12/5/17)

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Quotes of The Day


Quote I

“Find women that are different than you and figure out the things you have in common. We have a whole generation of girls who are looking at us to see how we treat each other. Let’s show them what the power of being a woman really looks like. Let’s open our arms to each other, and to them.” Chelsea Handler-2016


Quote II

“That harlot that they are dressing up and trolloping out every day? I mean, one day she has no makeup on at all, the next she’s got like 6-foot long eyelashes, and she's got cleavage, and summer whore lipstick all over her face. Can you believe what they’ve turned her into? A proper trollop.”Chelsea Handler-2017


Co-Exist much?

Quote III

“I judge the civilization of any community by simple tests. What is the degree of freedom possessed by the citizen or subject? Can he think, speak and act freely under well-established, well-known laws? Can he criticize the executive government? Can he sue the State if it has infringed his rights? Are there also great processes for changing the law to meet new conditions?Judging by these standards, Great Britain and the United States can claim to be in the forefront of civilized communities.” Winston Churchill

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Don't know about your heritage? Would you like to be proud of your heritage? You can have a DNA test. But is it reliable?

Should you drunkenly celebrate St. Patrick's Day or Oktoberfest? Can you brag about your ancestors having first-class seats on the Mayflower? Do you need to feel extra, extra bad about slavery? All these questions and more can be answered by sending a vial of your spit off to a company like Ancestry.com, 23andMe, or Living DNA ... in theory. But the reality of those businesses is a lot less science, and a lot more hustle. We talked with Morgan, who works for one of the major ancestry testing companies. He had some interesting things to say ...


My heritage? I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that. I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not?

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Concerned about the flu this flu season? This years flu season could be bad.

The southern hemisphere was hit hard, and we likely will be too
As the countless stories about flu season have no doubt reminded you, every year the World Health Organization has to make a call about what should go in the annual influenza vaccine. They look at how the virus has evolved so far, how it’s been spreading, how effective prior shots were, and so on and so forth until they make their best guesstimate. Influenza evolves so quickly that the virus is often quite different when it finally reaches the U.S.


Since my three children Petri dishes moved away, I've been healthy.

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How much can you believe polls and surveys? They range anywhere from spot on to Holy Crap that was wrong. Let us hope that this survey is wrong.

Last fall, Pew Research found that 27 percent of Americans had not read a book in the preceding year.

Unfortunately, our friends across the pond aren’t much better in this respect. According to a 2014 survey, roughly 26 percent of adults in Great Britain admitted to not reading and finishing a book for pleasure.

One might be able to dismiss such statistics to busyness or other similar factors. But is it possible that the growing numbers of the non-reading public are instead a sign of the decline of knowledge about books and the canon of literature in general? A March 2017 survey suggests such might be the case. Produced by The Royal Society of Literature, the survey asked nearly 2,000 British adults about their literature reading habits. Similar to the aforementioned 2014 survey, roughly 1 in 4 British adults had not read a piece of literature in the previous six months.

But they have the self-esteem, amirite?

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Will organ transplants become a thing of the past? Artificial organs the way of the future.

Around the world, lists of patients in need of an organ transplant are often longer than the lists of those willing (and able) to donate — in part because some of the most in-demand organs for transplant can only be donated after a person has died. By way of example, recent data from the British Heart Foundation (BHF) showed that the number of patients waiting for a heart transplant in the United Kingdom has grown by 162 percent in the last ten years.

Now, 50 years after the first successful heart transplant, experts believe we may be nearing an era where organ transplantation will no longer be necessary. “I think within ten years we won’t see any more heart transplants, except for people with congenital heart damage, where only a new heart will do,” Stephen Westaby, from the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, told The Telegraph.

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I would never say that Mrs. Mis. Hum. has a black thumb. But, This might be the perfect Christmas gift for her.

Home gardening is an enjoyable family activity whose benefits extend beyond your body’s wellness, the environment, and your wallet. There’s the versatility of growing whatever pleases you all year round. There’s also the assurance of efficiently getting the freshest and safest organic herbs, greens and spices at your yard.

Being a home gardener at the digital age is awesome, though, in the midst of your busy, hectic schedule, all your plants may wither off and die. The many gardening apps for Android and iOS devices are information-rich and undeniably helpful in teaching the art of growing a wonderful garden, even when you’ve got a miniature yard or no outdoor space


Or then again, I could get a more comfortable couch.

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Real socialism!

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Do you enjoy football? If you do, get your fill now. College Football Bowl Schedule.


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The ONT wonders how many cats she has. Nancy Pelosi displaying hate. Not sure if the CA Republicans can get out in time before Armageddon strikes.

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Are you old? When did you realize that? Sixteen moments that made people stop and realize they were old.

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The ONT Musical Interlude



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Flying to Phoenix, AZ anytime soon. A new terminal that writes its own joke.

Phoenix City Council unanimously voted in favor Wednesday of naming Terminal 3 after Sen. John McCain. The Republican lawmaker, 81, has been representing the state since 1987. The plan to rename the terminal now advances to a heritage commission, which will hold a hearing on the matter.

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Well this should shut up Gabby Giffords and her gun grabbing and hating sycophants? (No, not really, but one can hope!)3-D printed suicide machine has been released.

A new controversial 3d-printed killing machine called ‘Sarco’ has been released by Exit International, an organization that advocates “every adult of sound mind has the right to implement plans for the end of their life so that their death is reliable, peaceful and at a time of their choosing.”


While we are discussing guns, celebrity illegal alien thought he had a rubber band in his hand when he killed Kate Steinle.

Lawyers for Jose Ines Garcia Zarate say they will argue that he didn't know he had a gun in his hand until it fired.

Garcia Zarate has said he found an object wrapped in a T-shirt under a bench on a pier that turned out to be gun and accidentally fired when he picked it up.

Seeing that the presiding judge is in California, that means he/she was born last night and of course the illegal bears no responsibility.

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Slowly but surely, the remnants of Michelle Obama are being wiped away. Chocolate milk is back!

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In defense of offending others.

These days you can’t speak without offending someone and I’ll be honest, I don’t much care for it. I’d like to be able to make a salient point in a discussion without having to check my every phrase for inherent and or systemic sexism, racism or whateverism. I hate having to constantly add addendums to my posts or tweets because everyone in the world has become so absolutely pussified that I end up offending someone by accident because I am unable to keep up with all the many hidden ways one can display their “privilege”. Enough is enough, some people deserve to be offended.

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Socks and Lotion, guranteed lowest prices or so says today's Genius Award Winner.

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Genius Award Winner is saved by Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the ultimate riding lawn mower.

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1 In!

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:00 PM (yzxic)

2 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 05, 2017 10:00 PM (tr2D7)

3 Ahhh, nice and roomy...

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (yzxic)

4 Thirst!

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (e9G8E)

5 Hi MisHum! Great ONT!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 05, 2017 10:01 PM (TdMsT)

6 We choose Real Socialism!

Posted by: Democrat Party at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (Vb4BV)

7 Howdy MisHum! Thanks for a cream-filled twinkie of an ONT!

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:02 PM (XIpsB)

8 th

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:03 PM (vDqXW)

9

What's MisHum's native american name?

Posted by: otho at December 05, 2017 10:03 PM (qGuLD)

10 The New Feudalism of the Enlightened Technocratic Overlords

A hallmark of Fascism is a disgust with both the individual ipso individual and for democracy. This hallmark is shared and enthusiastically endorsed by the New Republic in an article that celebrates an enlightened technocratic elite.

http://politicalhat.com/?p=14174

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 05, 2017 10:05 PM (itfg0)

11 http://bit.ly/2A8YkPM

Sara Carter Inspector Generals Report Looking at 27 Leakers Will Cause MAJOR SHAKE UP AT FBI

Posted by: MISH McConnell at December 05, 2017 10:05 PM (y3aQB)

12 Love the photo of the red cue ball on a black glass table.

What?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:05 PM (hMwEB)

13 Chelsea Handler wrote a book entitled My Horizontal Life.

She's calling Huckabee-Sanders a trollop?

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:05 PM (GsAUU)

14 Last fall, Pew Research found that 27 percent of Americans had not read a book in the preceding year.

I would've guessed the percentage was higher. I must be a pessimist and misanthrope. I denounce myelf.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 10:06 PM (EzdLW)

15 Yesterday I spent nearly 3 hours at the DMV renewing my license. Grrry hands. Of the roughly 50 people there waiting, there was exactly one book among the crowd. Mine. No Kindles either.

And so it goes.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2017 10:06 PM (0ogQG)

16 Paused too read all that excellent content.

G'night, Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 05, 2017 10:06 PM (Ktb8D)

17 Notice how there are no problem in "real socialism".

Real socialism (TM) just gets rid of those stubborn problems.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:06 PM (vDqXW)

18 Handler would know all about being a whore; she was fucking an E! executive 20 years her senior while she had a show on that network.

Posted by: Chelsea Handler is a Fucking Whore at December 05, 2017 10:07 PM (H5knJ)

19 I didn't need Handler calling Sarah H Sanders a whore to know that lefty sisterhood is bullshit.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:07 PM (+lVUW)

20 DNA tests are scientific, based on science, done by scientists. Who are you to question the results? Do you have a degree in biochemistry?

Scientists got us to where we are today.

Flu season? Hah!

Posted by: Gilbert Lackawanna Esq. at December 05, 2017 10:07 PM (KdDCu)

21 I believe Mr. Zanate. Who ever heard of an illegally armed drug dealer?

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:07 PM (Vb4BV)

22 "Find women that are different than you and figure out the things you have in common. We have a whole generation of girls who are looking at us to see how we treat each other. Let's show them what the power of being a woman really looks like. Let's open our arms to each other, and to them." Chelsea Handler-2016

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Translation: Joy Reid makes me wet.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (/qEW2)

23 Just curious. Has Handler bragged about how many abortions she's had? She seems like the type.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

24 Hey, don't diss the dna test. I plan to get KTY tested so she can check all the magic boxes!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (hMwEB)

25 Wow - A great ONT. Thanks, MisHum!

I *need* that mower

Fingers crossed: Joyce is scheduled to receive the Optine device tomorrow. Hope to have a proper update tomorrow evening.

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

26 23 Just curious. Has Handler bragged about how many abortions she's had? She seems like the type.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)


Dunno, but you're exactly right, so much so that it is actually impossible to believe that she has not.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:09 PM (Vb4BV)

27 Oh!

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Voting's now open - We would really appreciate your support.

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Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

28 I *need* that mower

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)
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Rand Paul could have used it.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (vDqXW)

29 ... that socialism chart got every single one of its definitions totally wrong. Almost as if they took the definitions of each one and deliberately worked out how to write the exact opposite.

First off, they define Communism as socialism. Then they define socialism as capitalism. Then they define capitalism as totalitarianism.

That's one of the dumbest, most ignorant things I've ever seen in my entire life. Its so wrong everyone is stupider for having seen it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (39g3+)

30 good on handler. we should have the word "whore" used more often in conversation. Have been advocating for that for years.




regarding whores, isn't handler the one that made a sex tape and was showing it at parties for laughs before it went onto the interwebs?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (MTjB1)

31 Right now, I'm torn betweeen minarchism and anarcho-capitalism. So, not a socialist.

Also.. I'm pretty sure that the statement "I'm torn between minarchism and anarcho-capitalism" is bulletproof birth control.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (aT+Bx)

32 26 23 Just curious. Has Handler bragged about how many abortions she's had? She seems like the type.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:08 PM (+lVUW)

Dunno, but you're exactly right, so much so that it is actually impossible to believe that she has not.
Posted by: Splunge
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Don't know if she's bragged about it but she had two when she was sixteen that she's admitted to.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (tr2D7)

33 Hello y'all! Has anyone heard from Slap today?

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

34 Human being are human beings, so they will always want a bit more than they have. Greed is a natural drive.

In free markets, when a person wants more than they have, all they have to do is produce something of value that other people will exchange money for.

In controlled economies, when a person wants more, they only have the options of cheating or stealing to get more.

Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (/A+Cl)

35 Hey everybody.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (eMKNe)

36 Do you enjoy football? If you do, get your fill now. College Football Bowl Schedule.

Hokies-Cowboys will be a good one.

Cougars-Spartans, Stanford-TCU, Iowa St.-Memphis, and UCF-Auburn will be fun as well. It'll be hard to top last year, though.

Of course, as long as Clemson eliminates Alabama, all will be well.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (GsAUU)

37 I'm pretty sure the pilgrims tried the socialism thing when they arrived in the new world. Lasted until the food ran out.

Posted by: huerfano at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (Dp2K8)

38 Thank you for another great ONT mh.

And welcome back OregonMuse. I couldnt look at CBD's pierced chimpanzee one more day!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (EZebt)

39 Danica Update:

She's had her surgery to remove the golf-ball-size tumor in her brain. She and her Mom and Dad have moved into the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle near Children's Hospital, where she'll undergo 6 to 9 months of intensive chemo and radiation. Her chance of survival is 50%.

This is going to be insanely expensive. The family has set up a contribution website:

https://tinyurl.com/LittleDanica

I honestly don't know what I would do if this happened to my child. Your prayers for my friend's niece and family would be most appreciated.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (BfOXk)

40 28 Axeman

Heh.

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (vUcdz)

41 word in hollywood is that that handler really knows how to take a dick, hell really knows how to take dicks, lots of em simultaneously.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (MTjB1)

42 31 Right now, I'm torn betweeen minarchism and anarcho-capitalism. So, not a socialist.

Also.. I'm pretty sure that the statement "I'm torn between minarchism and anarcho-capitalism" is bulletproof birth control.
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:10 PM (aT+Bx


And I've just been informed my "black thumb" comment is bullet proof birth control as well.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (3/sUh)

43 My heritage? I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that. I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not?


Yes. Yes it does. I am a fellow American Mutt!! We are Free Born Men of the USA!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (eLdT9)

44 It's also hilarious that there will be an Aggies vs. Aggies bowl.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (GsAUU)

45 34 In controlled economies, when a person wants more, they only have the options of cheating or stealing to get more.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (/A+Cl)


Or getting a Government job. Which doesn't really contradict what you said.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (Vb4BV)

46 Stubborn problems are GONE! With Real Socialism (TM)

Posted by: Infomercial for Real Socialism (TM) at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (vDqXW)

47
Just curious. Has Handler bragged about how many abortions she's had? She seems like the type.
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I just searched it.

Two at age 16.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (aT+Bx)

48 Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by the ultimate riding lawn mower.

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I think I saw one of those in a news report from Yemen.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (pvjTE)

49 Waiting to find out who the next mayor of Atlanta will be. It's a city run by Democrats, so they are probably out in the parking lot looking for the ballots they need.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (XIpsB)

50 My heritage? I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that.

Anybody who knows anything about history understands that, even if all your grandparents were from one European country, that doesn't mean that you have just that DNA. Over the course of centuries people have migrated between what are today's nations.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (+lVUW)

51 Nice riding mower. M-19 on a pedestal (my favorite WWII gun), M1 carbine in the back - oh, and some black plastic thing, might be a gun.


Rand Paul's new ride?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 10:12 PM (QDnY+)

52 Forms requesting ethnicity receive [x]Native American from me.

Posted by: Arthur Loadmore at December 05, 2017 10:13 PM (Yti03)

53 38 Thank you for another great ONT mh.

And welcome back OregonMuse. I couldnt look at CBD's pierced chimpanzee one more day!
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (EZebt)


You're welcome

And.......well.......

I'll let the Morning host deal with you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:13 PM (3/sUh)

54 31. Silly. You'll find the helicopter pilot of your dreams.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 10:13 PM (fA1SL)

55 39 Sharkman

Oy! First I've heard of this.

Healing prayers for your niece (and family).

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:13 PM (vUcdz)

56 And I've just been informed my "black thumb" comment is bullet proof birth control as well.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December




whew. was worried it was referring to your work as a al jolson fingerpuppet impersonator.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:14 PM (MTjB1)

57 Thanks for the ONT content MisHum!

That orange moon is great...and wait *leers in focus*
Somebody took my John Deere attack tractor!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:14 PM (wf3RQ)

58
And I've just been informed my "black thumb" comment is bullet proof birth control as well.

Pro Tip: Send her flowers tomorrow.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:14 PM (XIpsB)

59 41 word in hollywood is that that handler really knows how to take a dick, hell really knows how to take dicks, lots of em simultaneously.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (MTjB1)

--She wrote a book called My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands

As Dave Barry would say, I am not making this up.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:15 PM (GsAUU)

60 Real Socialism. Maoism.

FIFY.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 10:15 PM (EZebt)

61 That John Deere is missing a proper daisho. Just sayin.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 10:15 PM (RtQsb)

62 Anyone care to wager a trivial sum that Handler does butt stuff?

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (e9G8E)

63 Eh, on the DNA tests, the one I took seemed to be pretty accurate. It showed my biological mother as my biological mother. Of course, when I sent mine in, I didn't add in any surnames, because I didn't have any to add at the time. Since I've found biological family, the results match up pretty well with the fairly extensive biological genealogy that I've been able to assemble courtesy of the LDS Church's infatuation with genealogy and having Mormon ancestors.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (yzxic)

64 58
And I've just been informed my "black thumb" comment is bullet proof birth control as well.

Pro Tip: Send her flowers tomorrow.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:14 PM (XIpsB)


If I started buying flowers every time I f*cked up I would own FTD.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (3/sUh)

65 Seriously,

Joint ownership and control of the means of production is communism, its straight out of Das Kapital.

Socialism is government control of the economy, as in North Korea and Venezuela.

I get that if you're a leftist you have to try to find a way in which socialism somehow still is a valid, viable concept to run an economy while dismissing how every single time its been implemented it results in horrendous economic collapse and misery. But really? That chart was worse than pierced chimp's fashion sense.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (39g3+)

66 Sadly Britain and the much of the rest of the Commonwealth have moved away from the position Churchill gave them in the quote. Even the US has one foot in the grave, but may yet pull back from going in.

Thanks Hillary, for losing, and thus giving us a fighting chance.

Posted by: geoffb at December 05, 2017 10:17 PM (zOpu5)

67 64 58
And I've just been informed my "black thumb" comment is bullet proof birth control as well.

Pro Tip: Send her flowers tomorrow.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:14 PM (XIpsB)


If I started buying flowers every time I f*cked up I would own FTD.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (3/sUh)


Besides, she would probably kill those too


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:17 PM (3/sUh)

68 It's funny because every block of "Real Socialism" tells you why it never existed.

It's like Monty Python's Sketch How to Do It.

"Now, how to play the flute. Well you blow in one end and move your fingers up and down the outside."

Those are goals, not properties.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:17 PM (vDqXW)

69 I just searched it.

Two at age 16.


So she's familiar with the concept of a trollop and a harlot, then.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (39g3+)

70
If I started buying flowers every time I f*cked up I would own FTD.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:16 PM (3/sUh)

Wow, that's a lot of f*cking up. You need to quit that.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (XIpsB)

71 Of course, I posted on the wrong thread.

Whtie priveliged.

Posted by: Gilbert Lackawanna Esq. at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (KdDCu)

72 "Eh, on the DNA tests, the one I took seemed to be pretty accurate"

We bought one as a birthday gift for my MiL.

Came back as 83% human

Pretty accurate.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (EyPfd)

73 Besides, she would probably kill those too


Cut flowers are already dead, Honey.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (XIpsB)

74 Wow, that's a lot of f*cking up. You need to quit that.
Posted by: ALH at December




yeah, fuck down, less stress, almost as much fun.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:19 PM (MTjB1)

75 "My heritage? I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that. I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not? "

As far as I know, there's no credible scientific evidence that homo sapiens evolved anywhere but the African continent. If you live in the US and trace your ancestry back far enough, you're undeniably African American. Fill out your affirmative action forms accordingly.

Posted by: AndyN at December 05, 2017 10:19 PM (aF7W6)

76 Anybody who knows anything about history understands that, even if all
your grandparents were from one European country, that doesn't mean that
you have just that DNA. Over the course of centuries people have
migrated between what are today's nations.
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Just for fun, search "haplogroup migration map."

You'll get all kinds of fun results and realize that if you come from most of Europe, your ancestors came from different parts of the middle east and asia.

Iberian peninsula, France, UK have some genes that come out of Africa, but my guess is that those are "arabic" Africans as opposed to "black" Africans.

So... if you're European and white, you're not "black." You're some sort of weird combination of middle eastern.

/Also.. who knows what they do with your leftover DNA?

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:19 PM (aT+Bx)

77 We bought one as a birthday gift for my MiL.



Came back as 83% human



Pretty accurate.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (EyPfd)


17% Honey Badger?

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:19 PM (yzxic)

78 "That harlot that they are dressing up and trolloping out every day? I mean, one day she has no makeup on at all, the next she's got like 6-foot long eyelashes, and she's got cleavage, and summer whore lipstick all over her face. Can you believe what they've turned her into? A proper trollop."Chelsea Handler-2017

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I mean, like, you've got an inch of grout plastered over your angular, naturally yucky face every single day, which is more virtuous I guess.

And "Harlot". That's real nice, coming from someone who probably sucked Al Franken's cock joyfully, in order to advance The Cause.

The translation of this is: Meow! Rorrrw! *hiss*

I'm so glad I've never listened to a single second of this idiot.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:20 PM (/qEW2)

79 (Cut to a sign saying 'How to Do It'. Music. Sitting casually on the edge of a dais are three presenters in sweaters - Noel, Jackie and Alan)

Alan: (John Cleese) Hello children.

Noel: (Graham Chapman) Hello.

Jackie: (Eric Idle) Hello.

Alan: Well, last week we showed you how to be a gynaecologist. And this week on 'How to Do It' we're going to learn how to play the flute, how to split the atom, how to construct box girder bridges and how to irrigate the Sahara and make vast new areas cultivatable, but first, here's Jackie to tell you how to rid the world of all known diseases.

Jackie: Hello Alan.

Alan: Hello Jackie.

Jackie: Well, first of all become a doctor and discover a marvelous cure for something, and then, when the medical world really starts to take notice of you, you can jolly well tell them what to do and make sure they get everything right so there'll never be diseases any more.

Alan: Thanks Jackie, that was great.

Noel: Fantastic.

Alan: Now, how to play the flute. (picking up a flute) Well you blow in one end and move your fingers up and down the outside.

Noel: Great Alan. Well, next week we'll be showing you how black and white people can live together in peace and harmony, and Alan will be over in Moscow showing you how to reconcile the Russians and the Chinese. Til then, cheerio.

Alan: Bye.

Jackie: Bye-Bye.

(Children's music.)

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:20 PM (vDqXW)

80 So she's familiar with the concept of a trollop and a harlot, then.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:18 PM (39g3+)

--And if you write a book explicitly to profit from your sexual experiences, you're a de facto whore.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:20 PM (GsAUU)

81 Replace that mower's M-1919 with a 5.56 Dillon Aero Minigun. With a hopper-feeder mounted above the shotgun & AR on the rear rack.

Would lend a certain additional legitimacy to the term "mower".



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2017 10:20 PM (QzJWU)

82 Two at age 16.

I don't get why a woman would do that to her unborn child. I loved my babies from the second I knew that they were conceived.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:20 PM (XIpsB)

83 So the Brits foiled an attempt on PM May (Lutherans, you guessed it!). OK, that's good I'm sure. Hope she will give the proper apology for forcing someone to want to kill her. And re-think being protected by people with scary guns. I mean, principles, man.


But how the hell is she still PM? Thought she was dead rhino meat, politically.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 10:21 PM (QDnY+)

84 I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that. I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not?

You and me, bro, you and me.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 10:21 PM (T71PA)

85
Anyone care to wager a trivial sum that Handler does butt stuff?
---

That's not even a real bet.

You need to make it something like "she did butt stuff before she turned 17" or "she started doing butt stuff after her first abortion." You know to be sporting.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:21 PM (aT+Bx)

86 I want that lawnmower.

And yes, Chelsea does anal.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (EjBKb)

87 83 But how the hell is she still PM? Thought she was dead rhino meat, politically.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 10:21 PM (QDnY+)


What Labor has waiting in the wings is far worse.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (Vb4BV)

88 I've never been the biggest Bon Jovi fan, but there's a fantastic line in their first hit "Runaway":

They're made of lipstick, plastic and paint

I think that describes a lot of these modern female "comedians" like Handler...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (eMKNe)

89 18 Handler would know all about being a whore; she was fucking an E! executive 20 years her senior while she had a show on that network.
Posted by: Chelsea Handler is a Fucking Whore


Well, of course. That gal isn't getting ahead on her brains.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (+lVUW)

90 I voted ibguy

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (hMwEB)

91 Mark, I'm sure Chelsea does anything for the right price. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (eMKNe)

92 We bought one as a birthday gift for my MiL.



Came back as 83% human



Pretty accurate.



Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December




so when your fil was going out for some strange he was serious.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (MTjB1)

93 The translation of this is: Meow! Rorrrw! *hiss*

Yeah, that's pretty much what it comes down to. Its a vain attempt by a D-list nobody who is trying to "punch up" and hurt someone using every mean girl line she can come up with. Its like a daughter yelling at mom because she can't wear that outfit and go clubbing with Josh Garner, the 25 year old construction worker between jobs.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (39g3+)

94 And welcome back OregonMuse. I couldnt look at CBD's pierced chimpanzee one more day!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (EZebt)

++++

OM had said that he would be posting on a limited basis as he felt up to it. He also had a GP post last week, I believe. Long story short, I don't think we have seen the last of Punk Chimp.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (pvjTE)

95 Dems calling for Moore to be jailed.

I guess, without a trial or presumption of innocence. They're just so old fashioned. Why a real innocent man would want to prove his innocence!!

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (vDqXW)

96 >>I just searched it.

>Two at age 16.


So.

Not a fast learner?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2017 10:24 PM (QmIMb)

97 handler is going after katyh griffin's place in hollywood.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 05, 2017 10:24 PM (MTjB1)

98 y5, and she needs to get the KG treatment.

Make her unemployable, in a hurry.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:24 PM (eMKNe)

99 Poor Winston would be so ashamed of the UK

Posted by: cn at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (5gaNQ)

100 Hokies-Cowboys will be a good one.


Hokies offence has be MIA for about 4 games. I hope it shows up. OKS has a great offense and Coach Mullet is a wiley one.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (eLdT9)

101 95 Dems calling for Moore to be jailed.
Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:23 PM (vDqXW)


Demi? Yeah, kind of sick of her. I'm on board.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (Vb4BV)

102 Dems calling for Moore to be jailed.

Moore: no real evidence, must be jailed without a trial.

Franken: images of him groping, not a problem, keep you job we totes love ou funny man.

/yeah, these people are mentally ill. Can't we convince them to go live in Germany? Or at least the UK? Canada is too close for my liking.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (aT+Bx)

103 >>>Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December


Get your own new couch!!!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (3/sUh)

104 If Michael Moore goes to jail, what's he gonna eat??

Oh wait...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (eMKNe)

105 Was in the red dot store for St. Patricks Day Irish whiskey yesterday and found another new (to me) bourbon. Leadslinger Bourbon Whiskey, made by combat vets. Interesting backstory and tastes really good.

Posted by: Eromero at December 05, 2017 10:26 PM (zLDYs)

106 Norwood is leading Bottoms in the Atlanta Mayor's race.

If Norwood wins, she will be the first White mayor in Atlanta since the 1970's.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:26 PM (XIpsB)

107 Hokies offence has be MIA for about 4 games. I hope it shows up. OKS has a great offense and Coach Mullet is a wiley one.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (eLdT9)

--I gotta say, Gundy's mullet is pretty awesome.

Much better than his "I'm a man! I'm 40!!!" look.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (GsAUU)

108 dinner time... back later, if i 'member.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (wqFbh)

109 I've never been the biggest Bon Jovi fan, but there's a fantastic line in their first hit "Runaway":

They're made of lipstick, plastic and paint


I worked with a girl like that once. She looked pretty... from about 30 feet away. The closer you got, the more you noticed that her face was designed out of heavy layers of makeup. The kind of face that would leave a tangible layer of goop on the airbag. Up close you could see she had terrible skin with pock marks, so she covered it up as best she could so I felt for her but still. Troweling it on like that had to take half an hour every day and half her paycheck to fund.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (39g3+)

110
regarding whores, isn't handler the one that made a sex tape and was showing it at parties for laughs before it went onto the interwebs?
Posted by: yankeefifth


I dunno but I listened to part of one of her shows once while clicking through the channels.
She makes Howard Stern seem classy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (+lVUW)

111 99 Poor Winston would be so ashamed of the UK
Posted by: cn at December 05, 2017 10:25 PM (5gaNQ)


They were pretty awful not long before he took over. Pacifist. Serious wusses. People who said that if the Nazis arrived on English shores, they should be asked what they wanted, and it should be promptly given to them. Then they found their inner fortitude. However, it is a different people now. Would the people living there now come together, and make a new Finest Hour? One doubts...

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (Vb4BV)

112 Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:26 PM (XIpsB)


See Franken vs Coleman

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (3/sUh)

113 Them socialists sure put a lot of stock in that Labor Theory of Value.

It's almost cute, except for the mass deaths.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (oVJmc)

114 If you haven't yet heard, you'll probably hear it soon enough. There's a massive fire in Los Angeles County right now, with two smaller ones in nearby areas (one is in neighboring Ventura County, while the other is a bit north). Lots of homes burned down already, and unfortunately there will likely be a lot more. The problem is the winds, which are making it impossible for the firefighters to effectively fight the fires. The firefighters can attempt to restrain the flames, and encourage them to stay away from populated areas. But the wind makes it impossible to try and extinguish them.

For those who've been there, the Reagan Presidential Library is about mid-way (and just a bit south) between the LA and Ventura County fires. Fortunately, it isn't in any immediate danger.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 10:28 PM (47Q3v)

115 >>>Flying to Phoenix, AZ anytime soon. A new terminal that writes its own joke.

Phoenix City Council unanimously voted in favor Wednesday of naming Terminal 3 after Sen. John McCain. The Republican lawmaker, 81, has been representing the state since 1987. The plan to rename the terminal now advances to a heritage commission, which will hold a hearing on the matter.<<<




A terminal named after "Reverse Ace" McLame.



Are all the planes required to crash there in his honor, too?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 10:28 PM (jXM9O)

116 Morons! Aren't any of y'all concerned about your DNA results/records being shopped around to 3rd parties, used against you at some point, hacked into, etc.?

My kids wanted to get me a DNA test and after researching and reading the disclaimers, clauses and tiny-print shit- I declined...Of course, maybe Joe's Salvage Yard Pik-UR-Parts & DNA Testing wasn't a good indicator- but you get my drift...

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (wf3RQ)

117 College football: I'm just waiting for the first joint Herm Edwards/Mike Leach press conference.



For anyone that missed Herm's first presser as the new head coach for the Arizona State Sundevils: https://youtu.be/yeMA33Zvtr4

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (yzxic)

118 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (39g3+)

So a burqa would have been useful?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (3/sUh)

119 If Norwood wins, she will be the first White mayor in Atlanta since the 1970's.

I hope she checks her privilege.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (oVJmc)

120 Left-Wing Capitalism ------------------- Venezuela = Starvation

State Capitalism - North Korea --------- USSR = Starvation

Real Socialism - Never yet and never will be tried but... = Starvation

Free Enterprise Capitalism - Wherever tried = Wealth, freedom, food in abundance, enough to feed all the starving that the others caused and still have plenty left over.

That's the real distinction. Free Enterprise - We always have leftovers for tomorrow.

Posted by: geoffb at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (zOpu5)

121 90 votermom

Thank you!

(And your nic is, in this case, perfect)

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (vUcdz)

122 Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101221931528192

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101338231230466

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101445869613056

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101542208593921

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101645912805383

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (eh0Va)

123

Are all the planes required to crash there in his honor, too?


Every time his plane lands, it sets the terminal on fire.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (oVJmc)

124 Norwood is leading Bottoms in the Atlanta Mayor's race.

If Norwood wins, she will be the first White mayor in Atlanta since the 1970's.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:26 PM (XIpsB)

---------

1974 to be precise. Note the she is a big R Republican who had to run as an Independent to get where she is, because running as an R would have been the kiss of death in a Red State dominated by Atlanta, Macon and Savannah.

Posted by: The Margins at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (o6yQx)

125 A terminal named after "Reverse Ace" McLame.



Are all the planes required to crash there in his honor, too?
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 10:28 PM (jXM9O)

--So McLame may be the next Robert Byrd?

I like that Oklahoma City at least named its airport after a normal (i.e., not a politician) person.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (GsAUU)

126 That chart about socialism must have been translated from,dome,alien language from a distant solar system, because there is no way anybody who ever actually met a human could say that socialism would not suffer from the problems listed for the other systems.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (8qq8B)

127 These days you can't speak without offending someone

"What you said offends me!"

Me: "Good. I intended to offend you, shithead."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (YqDXo)

128 So a burqa would have been useful?

She did have nice eyes. Under all the eyeliner, lash thickener, eye shadow, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (39g3+)

129 I like that they're just naming a terminal after McCain instead of the whole airport. It's really kind of a lame honor.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (pvjTE)

130
See Franken vs Coleman
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (3/sUh)

I know. Norwood said she was "cautiously optimistic". We'll see what happens.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (XIpsB)

131 "What you said offends me!"



Me: "Good. I intended to offend you, shithead."
---

LOL.

You voted for Trump, didn't you?

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (aT+Bx)

132 More Tuesday Night ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101744256602113

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101854843604997

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938101966403760128

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938102073316569088

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/938102183790305286

Posted by: kbdabear at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (eh0Va)

133 You can tell that's a fake because the moon should be coolest where it gets dunked in the water.

Posted by: Neil Degrase Tyson at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (k//EW)

134 129 I like that they're just naming a terminal after McCain instead of the whole airport. It's really kind of a lame honor.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (pvjTE)


There's a terminal there named after Goldwater. Always makes me happy to pass through it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (Vb4BV)

135 It's almost cute, except for the mass deaths.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2017 10:27 PM (oVJmc)
---
Also the stupidity behind it. The market can't set the "real value" so if I come dig up your lawn and it takes me 3 hours, that's three hours of backbreaking labor as value somebody owes me for.

Which is why I would like to come and dig up the lawn of any sufficiently shameless Marxist college. To have them tell me that my labor is a crime not a source of value because they did not ask for it (through a market).

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (vDqXW)

136 Thanks for the ONT!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (ZgKFD)

137 Morons! Aren't any of y'all concerned about your DNA
results/records being shopped around to 3rd parties, used against you
at some point, hacked into, etc.?




Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (wf3RQ)


The .gov already has mine; a few samples, actually. SOP for military service in case something happens in which there's not big enough parts of you left for visual identification.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (yzxic)

138 For anyone that missed Herm's first presser as the new head coach for the Arizona State Sundevils: https://youtu.be/yeMA33Zvtr4
Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:29 PM (yzxic)



--Pretty good.

Not as good as "You play to win the games!" or the "prom date" sound bytes, but still good.

I'm a Chiefs fan, so I like him.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (GsAUU)

139 41 word in hollywood is that that handler really knows how to take a dick, hell really knows how to take dicks, lots of em simultaneously.
Posted by: yankeefifth


Judging by the bit of her show that I heard, I believe that. Like I said, Howard Stern is classier.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (+lVUW)

140 Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (EZebt) 

Blow me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:33 PM (wYseH)

141 Ahahahaha!

"Liberal States That Like High Taxes Now Consider Lawsuit for Actually Having to Pay Them"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8sawgx9

Posted by: The State-Income-Tax-Free Hat at December 05, 2017 10:33 PM (itfg0)

142 Posted by: The Margins at December 05, 2017 10:30 PM (o6yQx)

One of the commercials that Bottoms ran accused Norwood of being a Trump supporter. And a racist.
The last card in the deck.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:34 PM (XIpsB)

143 The John McCain Terminal.

You really shouldn't get on any flight if Democrats don't agree.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:34 PM (vDqXW)

144 I get the feeling that the M2 mounted on the tractor is mostly for show.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:34 PM (8qq8B)

145 Wait, so you're saying that throwing baloney on strippers's asses and Fartman are not classy?

Posted by: Howard Stern at December 05, 2017 10:35 PM (H5knJ)

146 One thing about native American ancestry and DNA tests: There were a lot of whites adopted into Indian tribes. I think by 1800 or so about a quarter of the Cherokee genetic pool was European, from captives or traders marrying or at least reproducing with Cherokee women.

Just looking at DNA markers isn't going to tell you everything.

(I'm supposed to be descended from Daniel Boone - not a family tradition but something my grandmother was told during a conversation with an amateur genealogist who had called her up to verify some details about her family, so it might actually be true - and so I have been known to comment that I should claim Shawnee ancestry since Boone was adopted for a couple months at one point and was still considered a Shawnee by the tribe even after he ran away.)

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 10:35 PM (bZ7mE)

147 Do you really want somebody afflicted with brain cancer to be associated with the word "terminal"?

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (8qq8B)

148 45 34 In controlled economies, when a person wants more, they only have the options of cheating or stealing to get more.
Posted by: Emmie -- please, no public display of insanity at December 05, 2017 10:11 PM (/A+Cl)


As I've said before, I had a college professor who'd lived under the Soviet system. The most likely way to get products was through the black market.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (+lVUW)

149 "Its so wrong everyone is stupider for having seen it."

"I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul."

Posted by: Corona at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (88+VL)

150 "Millennial Who Pays $0 In Taxes Outraged She Will Still Pay $0 In Taxes"

http://tinyurl.com/y8fayjoq

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (39g3+)

151 Anyone have a link to a good synopsis/analysis of the tax bill?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (5IJky)

152 Are chin dimples the tell-tale sign of a superhero? Good Lord, I'm watching Batman vs. Superman with my niece, and every whoop ass character is sporting a chin dimple.

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (RtQsb)

153 147 Do you really want somebody afflicted with brain cancer to be associated with the word "terminal"?
Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (8qq8B)


Heh.

How can we miss him, if he won't go away?

Harsh, but if he retired tomorrow, I would wish him every happiness possible.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (Vb4BV)

154 Christopher, yick...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (eMKNe)

155 "Millennial Who Pays $0 In Taxes Outraged She Will Still Pay $0 In Taxes"

http://tinyurl.com/y8fayjoq

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (39g3+)
---
I'm hoping you know that Babylon-Bee is a satire site.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (vDqXW)

156 47
Just curious. Has Handler bragged about how many abortions she's had? She seems like the type.
--

I just searched it.

Two at age 16.
Posted by: shibumi


So, didn't learn anything from the first one?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (+lVUW)

157 Chelsea Handler is a miserable old drunk who couldn't keep a show on fucking Netflix afloat.
Her bitter anti-Trump tantrums drove viewers away.

Posted by: HamiltonNJ at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (sCjDS)

158 I knew I was old when I looked at my hands and they looked like my mother's.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (RfzVr)

159 Heh, I love how some of the Sun Devil fans are whining about Herm.

ASU is not a plum destination. They hired a coach with a ton of NFL experience. They should be happy.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (GsAUU)

160 Do you really want somebody afflicted with brain cancer to be associated with the word "terminal"?

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:36 PM (8qq8B)





Not to mention associated with aircraft mishaps.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:39 PM (yzxic)

161 What's that about an assassination(?) attempt on Teresa May ?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:39 PM (hMwEB)

162 52 Forms requesting ethnicity receive [x]Native American from me.
Posted by: Arthur Loadmore


The Lizzie Warren joke is just too easy.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

163 TuCa comparing FBI corruption to secret police.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (tbOMB)

164 Just learned from a co-worker that her 21 year old son got his 17 year old girlfriend pregnant. Sounds like they've tried twice to 'get it out of there' but she backed off. Then I think she said the girl's mother is only now (5 months) aware of the pregnancy.

please God, I hope I misunderstood that.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (vChNs)

165 Don't know about your heritage? Would you like to be proud of your heritage? You can have a DNA test. But is it reliable?

========

Why do people feel the need to get these stupid tests? I'm glad I don't feel this angst. My father is a big-nosed Ashkenazi Jew. My mother is a slant eyed Chinese. End of story. There's really no reason to pursue the matter beyond that. Unless you're like Warren and you want to seek out some exotic branch in your lineage, to make you feel special.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (/qEW2)

166 Oh my, the wife is trying on her outfit for the yearly Christmas party and she is smoking hot. Wick wheel.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:41 PM (LnOh3)

167 In the McCain Terminal there's no gate you have to wait at before boarding.

Anyone can ride any plane whenever/wherever they want.

There's a rape bush by the baggage carousel.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 10:41 PM (jXM9O)

168 One of the commercials that Bottoms ran accused Norwood of being a Trump supporter. And a racist.
The last card in the deck.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:34 PM (XIpsB)

-------

Of course they did. They have nothing else.

Kasim Reid, he of one of the most corrupt Atlanta Administrations ever, endorsed Keisha.

I need to thank him for that kiss of death. And, I don't live in the city.

Posted by: The Margins at December 05, 2017 10:41 PM (o6yQx)

169 I'm hoping you know that Babylon-Bee is a satire site.

Yep, hilarious site. I love their story on the praise and worship leader whose hand seized in the G chord on his guitar.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (39g3+)

170 ASU is not a plum destination. They hired a coach with a ton of NFL experience. They should be happy.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (GsAUU)

Yeah. It could have been Rich Kotite, sans Jets!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (wf3RQ)

171 ...Unless you're like Warren and you want to seek out some exotic branch in your lineage, to make you feel special.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (/qEW2)

And get tenured Harvard positions.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (T71PA)

172 Fixing nic

Posted by: Side draft at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (o6yQx)

173 There is just over in hour remaining to vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees at rockhall.com if anybody is interested. The five I vote for are Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bond Jovi, and Radiohead.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (8qq8B)

174 136 Thanks for the ONT!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (ZgKFD)

You're welcome!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (3/sUh)

175 i'm so old i have no idea who chelsea handler is. i'm okay with that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

176 ASU is not a plum destination.

It used to be a Kushy job. Not no more.

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (EzdLW)

177 You voted for Trump, didn't you?
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:31 PM (aT+Bx)



But of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (YqDXo)

178 Too many of those 16 indicators of old age are pertinent, dammit! I think the capper came when Mrs. JTB was looking for a pair of kid leather gloves. The twinky behind the counter, who couldn't have reached 20 yet, tried to refer her to the children's department. Sigh.

I considered making a list of other such incidents but it became depressing.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (V+03K)

179 Of course they did. They have nothing else.

Kasim Reid, he of one of the most corrupt Atlanta Administrations ever, endorsed Keisha.

I need to thank him for that kiss of death. And, I don't live in the city.
Posted by: The Margins at December 05, 2017 10:41 PM (o6yQx)

If memory serves, a couple of previous Atlanta Mayors have gone to Federal prison for corruption.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (XIpsB)

180 I wonder if the best way to counteract the "but real socialism!!" crowd is to start trolling that real Nazism hasn't yet been tried.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (6FqZa)

181 141 Ahahahaha!

"Liberal States That Like High Taxes Now Consider Lawsuit for Actually Having to Pay Them"

http://preview.tinyurl.com/y8sawgx9
Posted by: The State-Income-Tax-Free Hat at December 05, 2017 10:33 PM (itfg0)


--Fuck 'em.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (GsAUU)

182 170 ASU is not a plum destination. They hired a coach with a ton of NFL experience. They should be happy.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (GsAUU)

Yeah. It could have been Rich Kotite, sans Jets!
Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (wf3RQ)

They are who we thought they were

Posted by: Zombie Dennis Green at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (3/sUh)

183 151 Anyone have a link to a good synopsis/analysis of the tax bill?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (5IJky)

---

check the last book of the Bible

Posted by: Nancy Palsey at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (vChNs)

184 Did a quick check of my Fed taxes using the Senate as a guide, and woo boy, I would be in line for about a $3,000 tax cut.

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (LnOh3)

185 Why do people feel the need to get these stupid
tests? I'm glad I don't feel this angst.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (/qEW2)


I think in most cases, it's not so much angst as it is just curiosity. The extreme examples are always going to be the ones that are highlighted, of course. In my case, I was trying to locate biological family without having to deal with the red tape involved in getting my adoption records unsealed.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (yzxic)

186 @164 Just learned from a co-worker that her 21 year old son got his 17 year old girlfriend pregnant. Sounds like they've tried twice to 'get it out of there' but she backed off. Then I think she said the girl's mother is only now (5 months) aware of the pregnancy.
-----------------

I wish I could be surprised by that. But given the number of times I've heard stories about some high school girl successfully hiding her pregnancy, delivering the baby in secret, and then abandoning it in a trash can somewhere...

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 10:44 PM (47Q3v)

187 183 151 Anyone have a link to a good synopsis/analysis of the tax bill?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (5IJky)

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Brent art?

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:44 PM (LnOh3)

188 146 One thing about native American ancestry and DNA tests: There were a lot of whites adopted into Indian tribes. I think by 1800 or so about a quarter of the Cherokee genetic pool was European, from captives or traders marrying or at least reproducing with Cherokee women.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 10:35 PM (bZ7mE)

++++

True, if by "adopted", you mean kidnapped, enslaved, and sometimes eventually given tribal membership.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (FUu/Z)

189 178 Too many of those 16 indicators of old age are pertinent, dammit! I think the capper came when Mrs. JTB was looking for a pair of kid leather gloves. The twinky behind the counter, who couldn't have reached 20 yet, tried to refer her to the children's department. Sigh.

I considered making a list of other such incidents but it became depressing.
Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (V+03K


I won't tell you what my major Epiphany was. But Damn!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (3/sUh)

190 151 Anyone have a link to a good synopsis/analysis of the tax bill?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (5IJky)

---

check the last book of the Bible

Posted by: Nancy Palsey at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (vChNs)

LOL!!

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (T71PA)

191 ASU is not a plum destination.

It used to be a Kushy job. Not no more.
Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (EzdLW)

HIYO!

Posted by: texcat at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (wf3RQ)

192 Yes, of course autocorrect, Breitbart is "Brent art"

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (LnOh3)

193 Why do people feel the need to get these stupid tests? I'm glad I don't feel this angst. My father is a big-nosed Ashkenazi Jew. My mother is a slant eyed Chinese. End of story. There's really no reason to pursue the matter beyond that. Unless you're like Warren and you want to seek out some exotic branch in your lineage, to make you feel special.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (/qEW2)


A (scientist) friend of mine proudly showed me the results of genetic testing of himself, his wife, and his kids.

His kids?? WTF? Was he trying to tell me something?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (YqDXo)

194
It should be illegal to name anything for a public official, elected or appointed, at whatever level. I think the bastards have things built just so they can have them named after them. (see R. Byrd)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (4MHQD)

195 175 i'm so old i have no idea who chelsea handler is. i'm okay with that.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (KP5rU)

I know of her. Pretty much the only things that sticks in my mind is she is singularly unfunny and bragged of sleeping with a midget, NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (ZgKFD)

196 184 Did a quick check of my Fed taxes using the Senate as a guide, and woo boy, I would be in line for about a $3,000 tax cut.
Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (LnOh3


That's not real money.
Give it back to us.

Posted by: A Crooked Politician at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (3/sUh)

197 The North Pole came down to Georgia for a visit tonight. We are supposed to be in the 20's later this week.
Back to boots and wool coats with hoods.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (XIpsB)

198 The latest thing that made me feel old was when a trio of girls from the local high school came to the door looking for donations to help pay for band. They looked like infants. I don't remember high school girls being that small and young looking. I wanted to buy them ice cream and send them back to mommy.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (39g3+)

199 151 Anyone have a link to a good synopsis/analysis of the tax bill?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 10:37 PM (5IJky)

++++

At this point, the bill isn't the bill. Whatever comes out of reconciliation with the House, that will be the bill.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (FUu/Z)

200 Could someone ask Robert Mueller to see the draft copy of the memo exonerating Trump?

Mueller...
Mueller...
Mueller...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 10:47 PM (vChNs)

201 A (scientist) friend of mine proudly showed me the results of genetic testing of himself, his wife, and his kids.

His kids?? WTF? Was he trying to tell me something?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (YqDXo)

Maybe he was proud: See, I did father these children you see before you- the gossip lied!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:47 PM (ZgKFD)

202 His kids?? WTF? Was he trying to tell me something?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (YqDXo)

You forgot to wear a rubber?

Posted by: Trojan Spokesperson at December 05, 2017 10:47 PM (3/sUh)

203 I wish I could be surprised by that. But given the
number of times I've heard stories about some high school girl
successfully hiding her pregnancy, delivering the baby in secret, and
then abandoning it in a trash can somewhere...



Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 10:44 PM (47Q3v)


That's what happened to me. Except she was 20. And the trash can part didn't happen to me. First thing she asked when we met was if I had been raised in a good Christian family. That was her request to the adoption case worker when I was born. But yeah, my grandmother had no idea I existed until I turned up 43 years later.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (yzxic)

204 My siblings, parents, and I did the ancestry.com DNA test last year for Christmas. No surprises, but it was fun to compare the percentages. My mom did a lot of genealogy research over the years, and the DNA test confirmed that we belong to the tribe of pale people - British Isles, Danish, German.

And yes, we have two ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower.

Posted by: biancaneve at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (A/iod)

205 Good evening, all. Such nice content! Thanks, MisHum.
Tree is up and decorated. Manger scene is populated with various shepherds and kings and odds and ends animals. Wrote eight Christmas cards last night. My mother would be proud. Putting the stamps on with the Baby Jesus and the Blessed Mother, no matter how secular the relatives or friends. Because Christmas.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (prxs+)

206
I'm an American Mutt


Who here cried when Old Yeller died?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (SMd3b)

207 True, if by "adopted", you mean kidnapped, enslaved, and sometimes eventually given tribal membership.

I've read a fair number of "captivity narratives" and I wouldn't characterize adoption as being enslaved.

There were some captives that ended up being more or less enslaved, true, but that was a distinctly different fate from being adopted.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (bZ7mE)

208 I would be pretty pissed off if anyone said that real fascism hasn't been tried yet.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (rnAwa)

209 They are who we thought they were
Posted by: Zombie Dennis Green at December 05, 2017 10:43 PM (3/sUh)

--Heh, Thanks to Gundy and Herm I watched a couple of compilations of great coach's rants and of course Denny Green was featured. R.I.P.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (GsAUU)

210 197 The North Pole came down to Georgia for a visit tonight. We are supposed to be in the 20's later this week.
Back to boots and wool coats with hoods.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (XIpsB)


Wimp

Posted by: Cold Ass Iowa Farmer Outside In Worse Weather at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (3/sUh)

211 Love that arrangement of The Christmas Song. Did Nat King Cole make any bad songs? I don't think so.

Which reminds mme, I need to get out my CD of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (V+03K)

212 Morons! Aren't any of y'all concerned about your DNA

results/records being shopped around to 3rd parties, used against you

at some point, hacked into, etc.?

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Uh... yes x 1,000,000.

Which is why I won't have a DNA test done.

OTOH, check out this map:

https://tinyurl.com/ycfnexbs

Looking at my heritage, I'm in all probability R1a with some N3. Which all pretty much originated in middle east/ central/northern asia.

So... "not african."

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:49 PM (aT+Bx)

213 I'm an American Mutt

Who here cried when Old Yeller died?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (SMd3b)

Not me. I'm no Candy Rabbit.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 10:49 PM (T71PA)

214 A (scientist) friend of mine proudly showed me the results of genetic testing of himself, his wife, and his kids.

His kids?? WTF? Was he trying to tell me something?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (YqDXo)

---

My wife got it for my birthday. Results made sense and I put them on farcebook. My sister posted that now she did not need to get her DNA tested.

I responded that only Mom knows for sure...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (vChNs)

215 I'm hoping you know that Babylon-Bee is a satire site.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 10:38 PM (vDqXW)

They've had multiple articles involving the new tax bill. It seems unusual as most retweets/shares I see from them aren't political at all.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (rp9xB)

216 I refuse to click the link on 16 indiators tha tyou are old.

Ignorance is bliss.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (hMwEB)

217 In my apartment complex, the nice older people downstairs put up a creche outside in the breezeway under a Christmas tree. It's pretty and lights up.

Almost everyone has gotten their decorations up, and I have yet to put down a welcome mat (after 10 months.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (ZgKFD)

218 Love that arrangement of The Christmas Song. Did Nat King Cole make any bad songs? I don't think so.

There's a pretty good Nat King Cole documentary on Netflix, I haven't finished watching it but its pretty good so far. The guy was an amazing musician and had a voice like God came down and massaged his throat every night.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (39g3+)

219 (see R. Byrd) hmmm.

New nick for McStain, Robert Byrd, Jr.?

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (Ix4M6)

220 --Heh, Thanks to Gundy and Herm I watched a couple of compilations of great coach's rants and of course Denny Green was featured. R.I.P.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (GsAUU)

What the hell is going on out there?



Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

221 Maybe he was proud: See, I did father these children you see before you- the gossip lied!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:47 PM (ZgKFD)


I was shocked because he apparently hadn't given me credit that I would realize that presumably his children's DNA would be a subset of his and his wife's.

I'm really not as stupid as I look.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (YqDXo)

222 Why do people feel the need to get these stupid tests? I'm glad I don't feel this angst. My father is a big-nosed Ashkenazi Jew. My mother is a slant eyed Chinese. End of story. There's really no reason to pursue the matter beyond that. Unless you're like Warren and you want to seek out some exotic branch in your lineage, to make you feel special.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 10:40 PM (/qEW2)

++++

Some people have a more "diverse" background. As in all 4 of my grandparents have different ancestry. Once you get to the great grandparents, forgetaboutit.

Not that a DNA test is absolutely necessary, but I'm betting it would be interesting.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (pvjTE)

223 >>>>had a voice like God came down and massaged his throat every night.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (39g3+)


Not the Chesterfields?

Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

224

Which reminds mme, I need to get out my CD of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.
Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (V+03K)

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This is the absolute best album of Christmas music, a true work of art!

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 10:52 PM (LnOh3)

225 Aetius, you should get this welcome mat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I1UYXO

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:52 PM (hMwEB)

226
I do genealogical research, but I have no plans to do one of those DNA tests anytime soon, if ever. Shaking the family tree yields enough questionable characters out of it without throwing out a wider net. Why, just last night I unearthed our first convict: someone who did time at McNeil Island Penitentary during the 30s.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 10:52 PM (SMd3b)

227 I know I'm old. I have silvery dark hair. I don't own a smart phone and don't want one. I learned to type on a typewriter and drive a stick. I don't trust new technology because I know how easily things break down. I stopped liking most popular music in the mid 90s. I think girls under the age of 30 are pretty but basically kids. I remember when the PC first came out.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (39g3+)

228
Her Majesty's company is a sponsor for the Astros, so they had the World Series trophy at their headquarters today. We got to have our picture taken with it, as well as with A.J. Hinch. Good for taunting widely-scattered family members.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (4MHQD)

229 I'm going to have to dig my long johns out, too.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (XIpsB)

230 Indicators you're old: mine mostly revolve around music. Like the time one of our late teen employees came in while we were jamming out to 2 Live Crew. He thought it was a really cool new band. Or the PFC that had no idea that "Land of Confusion" was cover. He thought it was an original by Disturbed and had no clue who Genesis was.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (yzxic)

231 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:45 PM (YqDXo)

Most of those samples are contaminated...either by the donor or by the lab.

There is no way in hell that those tests are accurate.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (wYseH)

232 What the hell is going on out there?

Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys...

Posted by: Hank Stram (Lesser Dead) at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (wf3RQ)

233 Am I the only one who is somewhat skeptical of these DNA testing sites? I mean, what's to stop them from just making shit up?

Just for fun, if I cared enough to do this, I'd submit the same DNA sample multiple times, just for shits and grins, and to see what they came up with.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (YqDXo)

234 Not the Chesterfields?

Amazingly he did smoke and drank, um, well he'd keep up with Frank Sinatra. But that voice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (39g3+)

235 And yes, Chelsea does anal.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (

You have carnal knowledge of Chelsea Handler?

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (Ri/rl)

236 Lesbian Brokeback Mountain remake starring Margot Robbie and Emma Watson confirmed for 2017.

Quintin Tarantino is head of a writing crew for maybe the next Star Trek movie.

OK that first item was just a rumor.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (rnAwa)

237 194
It should be illegal to name anything for a public official, elected or appointed, at whatever level. I think the bastards have things built just so they can have them named after them. (see R. Byrd)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 10:46 PM (4MHQD)

++++

I favor the old practice where it was considered taboo to name anything after the living. If we restricted ourselves to naming stuff after the dead, it would be much more rare for things to get named after a political hack.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (pvjTE)

238 Most of those samples are contaminated...either by the donor or by the lab.

There is no way in hell that those tests are accurate.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (wYseH)


It wouldn't surprise me. After all, how could one falsify their results? It's a nucleotide version of a horoscope.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (YqDXo)

239 >>>had no clue who Genesis was.


I'm so old I remember when Genesis was Peter Gabriel's band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (3/sUh)

240 Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (prxs+)

Merry Christmas!

[From the resident Jew coblogger]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (wYseH)

241 >>>I'm going to have to dig my long johns out, too.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (XIpsB)<<<

Wedgie?

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (jXM9O)

242 I made the trains run on time, dammit!

Posted by: Il Duce at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (5IJky)

243 pussies. live in wisconsin, 45 mph winds, 20 degrees. took the garbage out in bathrobe, barefoot. fuck all y'all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

244 I favor the old practice where it was considered taboo to name anything after the living. If we restricted ourselves to naming stuff after the dead, it would be much more rare for things to get named after a political hack.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (pvjTE)


And of waiting a while after death, just in case. As a way of avoiding the USS OJ Simpson.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (YqDXo)

245 Am I the only one who is somewhat skeptical of these DNA testing sites? I mean, what's to stop them from just making shit up?

Just for fun, if I cared enough to do this, I'd submit the same DNA sample multiple times, just for shits and grins, and to see what they came up with.


Read the article. they do occasionally make stuff up, and routinely get wildly differing results from the person.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (bZ7mE)

246 Which reminds mme, I need to get out my CD of Vince Guaraldi's Charlie Brown Christmas soundtrack.
Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (V+03K)

--In the liner notes it said that Melendez and Guaraldi wanted the music to sound like little children at play. When you have that in mind material like "Linus and Lucy" makes so much sense.

I love watching my littl'un scamper with his twin cousin on Christmas Day.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (GsAUU)

247 238 After all, how could one falsify their results? It's a nucleotide version of a horoscope.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (YqDXo)


Ok, that was brilliant. Even though I don't remember what a nucleotide is.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (Vb4BV)

248 234 Not the Chesterfields?

Amazingly he did smoke and drank, um, well he'd keep up with Frank Sinatra. But that voice.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (39g3+

Oh I agree, it was a beautiful voice.

The Chesterfields was just a stab at teh funny

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (3/sUh)

249 197- So Heatmiser made a deal. That bodes well for Christmas morning.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (8qq8B)

250
Just for fun, if I cared enough to do this, I'd submit the same DNA
sample multiple times, just for shits and grins, and to see what they
came up with.
---

Someone like Inside Edition did a story on it. It's on YouTube. They did comparisons with groups of quadruples and I think quintuplets.

Ancestory.com had way more consistent results than 23 and Me.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (aT+Bx)

251
It would be distressing to take one of those DNA tests and find out Bill Clinton is your father. However the reason for the previously-inexplicable desire to steal everything not nailed down would now be clear.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (4MHQD)

252 I'm so old I remember when Genesis was Peter Gabriel's band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (3/sUh)


I think I have a copy of Lamb Lies Down on Broadway somewhere around here.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (yzxic)

253 216 I refuse to click the link on 16 indiators tha tyou are old.

Ignorance is bliss.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:50 PM (hMwEB)

++++

That link is a jokey one. Some of the 16 are pretty funny.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (FUu/Z)

254 243 pussies. live in wisconsin, 45 mph winds, 20 degrees. took the garbage out in bathrobe, barefoot. fuck all y'all.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (KP5rU)

And that folks is why Chavez is my WI Homey

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (3/sUh)

255 There is no way in hell that those tests are accurate.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo
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If you're not Scottish, you're crap!

Posted by: Fat Bastard at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (5IJky)

256
My father is a big-nosed Ashkenazi Jew. My mother is a slant eyed Chinese. End of story.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear


So you have big eyes and a slant nose?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

257 243 pussies. live in wisconsin, 45 mph winds, 20 degrees. took the garbage out in bathrobe, barefoot. fuck all y'all.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (KP5rU)


Live in southern California, 0 mph winds, 60 degrees. Debating putting on a long sleeve shirt, and long pants.

Nah.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (YqDXo)

258
had no clue who Genesis was


Khaaaaan!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (SMd3b)

259 232 What the hell is going on out there?

Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys...
Posted by: Hank Stram (Lesser Dead) at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (wf3RQ)


Can't anyone here play this [bleep] game?

Posted by: Zombie Casey Stengel at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (GsAUU)

260 I do agree it should be federal law that if you are in any federal office, then you cannot have anything named after you while you are still alive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (39g3+)

261 SHI: I thought you were Polish.

Posted by: CMU VET at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (C+wjz)

262 Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 10:09 PM (vUcdz)

I voted, I'll vote again tomorrow night.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (Ri/rl)

263 Keisha Lance-Bottoms was just interviewed and she said she's looking forward to the election being over so she get busy decorating with her Elf on the Shelf.

I think she thinks she's going to lose.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (XIpsB)

264 So you have big eyes and a slant nose?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (IqV8l)

Dinner time ought to be interesting?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (3/sUh)

265 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (39g3+)


And you are in my brain why?

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2017 11:00 PM (Ix4M6)

266 I'm so old I remember when Genesis was Peter Gabriel's band

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 10:55 PM (3/sUh)

Man, that's really old!

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (XIpsB)

267 Here's a better link to the defense forum

https://youtu.be/7jnToBXNcn8?t=31m

Panetta get his ass handed to him.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (rnAwa)

268 Chavez! If you do that without the bathrobe, you'd do well in Upstate Newyorkistan...

Posted by: Zettai Ryoiki at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (e9G8E)

269 229 I'm going to have to dig my long johns out, too.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 10:53 PM (XIpsB)

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that's what you get for leaving them on that body when you buried it.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (vChNs)

270

I did the DNA test thing.

It said I was mostly transported/deported low life trash of questionable worth to humanity, and the rest was pure rutabaga.

Root stock for the win!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (t3kPl)

271 Hit 'em hard and win this one for the gipper!

Posted by: Zombie Knute Rockne at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)

272
16 indiators that you are old.


When a 14 y/o Scout first explained to me what "bingo wings" were. (I don't have 'em, BTW.) I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (SMd3b)

273 pussies. live in wisconsin, 45 mph winds, 20 degrees. took the garbage out in bathrobe, barefoot. fuck all y'all.
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hahaha.

SE MI here.

I drag the garbage out the the curb in bare feet in the middle of winter. As long as there's no ice.

*midwest fistbump*

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (aT+Bx)

274 254: back at you my friend!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (KP5rU)

275 260 I do agree it should be federal law that if you are in any federal office, then you cannot have anything named after you while you are still alive.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (39g3+)


Also, however damaging this would be to the Democrat image in West Virginia, you cannot have anything named after you if you were once a Grand Wizard in the KKK.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (Vb4BV)

276 My nephews wife got her DNA test and proudly announced that she was something like 5 % "Israeli." It made her feel exotic. (she is not Jewish.)I wondered how that could possibly be since her family on both sides were here long before 1948. And an Israeli descended from Ashkenazi Jews would have the same genetic makeup as most American Jews. I thought at the time that "Israeli" might mean Sephardic. now, after reading that article it looks like the company just made shit up.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (P8951)

277 >>I like that they're just naming a terminal after McCain instead of the whole airport. It's really kind of a lame honor.



Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

Should have just named the head after him.

Posted by: John McCain's Brain Tumor at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (2cuLk)

278 136 Thanks for the ONT!
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 05, 2017 10:32 PM (ZgKFD)


MH, you do a great job. I would like to thank you, but, as you know well, you have a thankless job. Keep up the good work anyway. Maybe the commenters can turn on that little black box between their brains and mouth (or fingers) called a "mind" and use it sometimes.

Posted by: bergerbilder at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (lIZQs)

279 Live in southern California, 0 mph winds, 60 degrees. Debating putting on a long sleeve shirt, and long pants.

Nah.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 10:58 PM (YqDXo)

It's hoodie weather.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (Ri/rl)

280 262 CaliGirl

Thank you, too!!

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (vUcdz)

281 When a 14 y/o Scout first explained to me what "bingo wings" were. (I don't have 'em, BTW.) I laughed so hard I almost peed my pants.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (SMd3b)


--Are they back boobs?

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (GsAUU)

282 When a 14 y/o Scout first explained to me what
"bingo wings" were. (I don't have 'em, BTW.) I laughed so hard I almost
peed my pants.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (SMd3b)


We used to call those "Lunch Ladies" when I was kid. All the women that worked in the school cafeteria had them.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (yzxic)

283 shibumi, rock on.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (KP5rU)

284

JACKSON, Miss. - A Mississippi school is shedding the name of the Confederacy's only president and will instead be named for the first African-American president of the United States.

Davis International Baccalaureate Elementary School in Jackson was named decades ago for Jefferson Davis.

The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (IqV8l)

285 >>>Root stock for the win!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (t3kPl)

You proved those teachers wrong, you are more than just a vegetable.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:04 PM (3/sUh)

286 Name a portion of the wall after McCain.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 05, 2017 11:04 PM (rnAwa)

287 Weatherman says possibility of flurries in North Georgia. I hope we get some snow this winter.
They shut down the state when that happens and we all get to stay home for a few days.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:04 PM (XIpsB)

288
Ok, that was brilliant. Even though I don't remember what a nucleotide is.


A nucleoside + a phosphate group.

I'm positive that that helped ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (SMd3b)

289 Should have just named the head after him.

Posted by: John McCain's Brain Tumor at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (2cuLk)

They did -- the John.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (T71PA)

290 Forms requesting ethnicity receive [x]Native American from me.
Posted by: Arthur Loadmore at December 05, 2017 10:13 PM (Yti03)



Forms asking for sexual orientation receive [X] Chinese from me

Posted by: Hands Solo at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (EzdLW)

291 184 Did a quick check of my Fed taxes using the Senate as a guide, and woo boy, I would be in line for about a $3,000 tax cut.
Posted by: MAGA


Now don't you wish you'd voted for Hillary?
LOL

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

292 Ok, that was brilliant. Even though I don't remember what a nucleotide is.
Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (Vb4BV)


It's detergent that gets your whites so white they literally glow for, like 250,000 years.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (zmvwV)

293 235 And yes, Chelsea does anal.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at December 05, 2017 10:22 PM (

You have carnal knowledge of Chelsea Handler?
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (Ri/rl)

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carnal....trucknal...bathroomnal...petting zoonal...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (vChNs)

294 Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (P8951)

My brother did one of those tests and it was accurate enough. 50 percent Iberian peninsula and the other half northern european. I think Engalnd and Scotland is what they mean by that.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (Ri/rl)

295 279: i would walk around nude or something. 60 is a damn heat wave.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (KP5rU)

296
It said I was mostly transported/deported low life trash of questionable worth to humanity, and the rest was pure rutabaga.

Peasant scum pumped from the bilges of immigrant ships, myself. But still more useful than John Kerry.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (4MHQD)

297 Posted by: bergerbilder at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (lIZQs)

I get thanked everyday. And I love what I do.

So I have that going for me. Next month's dental plan may or may not be available

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:06 PM (3/sUh)

298 the wind was so friggin bad here last night, I kept waking up because my windows were rattling so loudly. Branches all over the sidewalks this morning.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:06 PM (P8951)

299 276 My nephews wife got her DNA test and proudly announced that she was something like 5 % "Israeli." It made her feel exotic. (she is not Jewish.)I wondered how that could possibly be since her family on both sides were here long before 1948. And an Israeli descended from Ashkenazi Jews would have the same genetic makeup as most American Jews. I thought at the time that "Israeli" might mean Sephardic. now, after reading that article it looks like the company just made shit up.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (P8951)

--I'm pretty sure a lot of my Mexican heritage is Sephardic. Thos ancestors' surname is associated with them in Spain. They were from Cordoba. They settled in Monterrey, where many Jews and conversos went because there was no Inquisition there. Some conversos reverted, but my peeps stayed in the fold.

I'm most curious about my Kraut ancestors, though. . . .

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (GsAUU)

300 Turns out, I am descended from kings.

Well, actually it's 'Kings', my mother's side of the family. Nice folks.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (5IJky)

301
Root stock for the win!


You're a Swede? Embrace your filthy iceback heritage, fellow scandi!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (SMd3b)

302 Quintin Tarantino is head of a writing crew for maybe the next Star Trek movie.

OK that first item was just a rumor.

---

so Uhura's toes with be made of dilithium cyrstals?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (vChNs)

303 Should have just named the head after him.

Posted by: John McCain's Brain Tumor at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (2cuLk)

++++

There's an old Law & Order where at the beginning of the show, before the body has been found, there's a family with young children in a local park. Something the is named "Clinton". The little boy asks if it is named after the president (at that time, Billy). His mother responds, no, but maybe they would name a public restroom after him.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (FUu/Z)

304 MisHum, thank you for the ONTs.

CBD, if you are here, thank you for cobbing like a boss.

Posted by: Butch at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (hXu8T)

305
I'm most curious about my Kraut ancestors, though


What part of Krautland? Mostly Baden-Wurttenberg here ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (SMd3b)

306
Tuned in to Michael Savage for a couple minutes to see what he was up to today. He was screaming at Trump for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Says it's an unnecessary provocation.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (IqV8l)

307 89% of Precincts reporting and Bottoms took the lead.
Damn.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (XIpsB)

308 I favor the old practice where it was considered taboo to name anything after the living. If we restricted ourselves to naming stuff after the dead, it would be much more rare for things to get named after a political hack.

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McCain has been dead to me for years..

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (vChNs)

309 260 I once, many red moons ago, read an item about a guy who wrote to the postmaster general asking that they put his image on a stamp. The postmaster general sent a letter back explaining that they could only use images if deceased people on stamps, so his advice was to drop dead.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (8qq8B)

310 i would walk around nude or something. 60 is a damn heat wave.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
----

Yeah, don't do it. It ends badly.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (5IJky)

311 Mike Hammer,

If your still around , the House and Senate plans tax calculations are linked in my nic

Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (LnOh3)

312 300: i am descended from conquistadors, game on.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (KP5rU)

313 I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not?

I can trace my genealogy to two of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. If I'm not native, why not? Don't say other people were here first, by that standard, any "Native Americans" belonging to tribes that displaced other tribes aren't native either.

Posted by: bonhomme at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (zGsgt)

314 The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and staff members.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (IqV8l)


Let's have a vote, with voting restricted to those who 1) actually graduated from this place, and 2) do not have criminal records, and 3) are not on welfare, nor ever have been.

Jefferson Davis High it is, I suspect.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (YqDXo)

315 @298 Branches all over the sidewalks this morning.
----------------------

There were tumbleweeds on the road today. Keep in mind that I live and work in a very urban area, and I was driving down a busy six lane road.

It amused me.

I'm pretty sure I know where they came from. The nearby freeway on-ramp / off-ramp area has a lot of brush on each side of the ramps. And most of the brush looks suspiciously similar to what was tumbling down the street.

Posted by: junior at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (47Q3v)

316 300 Turns out, I am descended from kings.

Well, actually it's 'Kings', my mother's side of the family. Nice folks.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (5IJky)


--You wuz kangz?

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (GsAUU)

317 306 Tuned in to Michael Savage for a couple minutes to see what he was up to today. He was screaming at Trump for moving the embassy to Jerusalem. Says it's an unnecessary provocation.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (IqV8l)


The Jew is weak in this one.

Like they even need provocations.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (Vb4BV)

318 302 Buzzsaw

And the film's about Star *Feet*.

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (vUcdz)

319 301
Root stock for the win!

You're a Swede? Embrace your filthy iceback heritage, fellow scandi!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:07 PM (SMd3b)

Fucking squareheads

Posted by: Al Swearingen at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (GsAUU)

320 i am descended from conquistadors, game on.

And though you came with sword held high
You did not conquer, only die

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (IcT7t)

321 Ethnic group on all gov't forms is marked 'Kekistani. ' religious affiliation - 'tengrist.' Occupation - 'gopnik'.

Make the bastards suffer, I say.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (N8hWw)

322
Father's side of the family from Michalovce, Slovakia.

Mother's side from Carpinetto Romano, Italy.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (Y6kjw)

323 That's what happened to me. Except she was 20. And the trash can part didn't happen to me. First thing she asked when we met was if I had been raised in a good Christian family. That was her request to the adoption case worker when I was born. But yeah, my grandmother had no idea I existed until I turned up 43 years later.
Posted by: Country Singer


That almost made me cry. Hope you had a good life, and reassured her.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)

324
... now, after reading that article it looks like the company just made shit up


So I'm NOT 1/128th unicorn? Ah, fudge!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (SMd3b)

325
What part of Krautland? Mostly Baden-Wurttenberg here ...
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (SMd3b)

--The part I know of was from the Palatinate.

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

326 MAGA - Got it. Thnx.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (5IJky)

327 Ok, that was brilliant. Even though I don't remember what a nucleotide is.
Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2017 10:57 PM (Vb4BV)

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ROLL Nucleotide!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (vChNs)

328 Who here cried when Old Yeller died?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)


I did. I saw that in the theater as a child.

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

329 322
Father's side of the family from Michalovce, Slovakia.

Mother's side from Carpinetto Romano, Italy.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (Y6kjw)

So you're a Slitalian?
Love your nails.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (3/sUh)

330 307 89% of Precincts reporting and Bottoms took the lead.
Damn.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (XIpsB)



Ooooooooooo!!!!!

Posted by: Barney Frank at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (GsAUU)

331 It's detergent that gets your whites so white they literally glow for, like 250,000 years.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 11:05 PM (zmvwV)


Also hotel bed covers under black light.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (YqDXo)

332 The part I know of was from the Palatinate.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (GsAUU)



Your people got the 30 Years War rolling.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (zmvwV)

333 259 232 What the hell is going on out there?

Posted by: Zombie Vince Lombardi at December 05, 2017 10:51 PM (3/sUh)

Just keep matriculating the ball down the field, boys...
Posted by: Hank Stram (Lesser Dead) at December 05, 2017 10:54 PM (wf3RQ)

Can't anyone here play this [bleep] game?
Posted by: Zombie Casey Stengel at December 05, 2017 10:59 PM (GsAUU)

It ain't over till it's over!

Posted by: Zombie Yogi Berra at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (wf3RQ)

334 312 Chavez

Of course: https://youtu.be/Qn6OrlRjKMA

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (vUcdz)

335 They were from Cordoba. They settled in Monterrey, where many Jews and conversos went because there was no Inquisition there. Some conversos reverted, but my peeps stayed in the fold.

I'm most curious about my Kraut ancestors, though. . . .

Posted by: logprof
*********************

So, your peeps helped fund CC. Thanks.

Posted by: Arthur Loadmore at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (Yti03)

336 320: well, shit, that ends that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (KP5rU)

337 Descended from Kings. King Kong.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (IqV8l)

338 CaliGirl, my results were accurate too. 100 percent Eastern European. I had been curious to see if I had German blood, since my last name sounds German, but no.

I don't get the people in that article who go into a rage because they have some blood from another European tribe. "Ugh! I'm 20 percent Italian and I thought I was 100 percent Irish! I'm gonna kill myself.!"

It's not like the Irish or Italians think you're "one of them." They see us as Yanks.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (P8951)

339 My heritage? I'm an American Mutt, with a little of this, some of that. I was born here, so that makes me a Native American does it not?

My heritage? we were here before there was a United States.

Direct Ancestor at Valley Forge... Moms side were Pilgrims...

I'm not an immigrant... we built this damn place.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (NgKpN)

340 Country Singer -

I am an adopted child also, and although it would be very easy for me to get the original birth certificate and find my "family" I just have no interest in that.

If I may ask, what made you want to do that and how did you initiate the contact?

Posted by: cfo mom at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (RfzVr)

341
One hour after eating at a German-Chinese restaurant, you're hungry for power.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (laz/D)

342 I'm descended from the Earls of Ross and Euphemia de Ross, Queen of Scots.




You may now kiss the ring, peasants.




On the other hand, I'm beginning to suspect the other half of my ancestry were Huks. Which ain't necessarily a bad thing, except for the fervent communist part.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (yzxic)

343 I'm trying to figure when I first started coming here. I think it might have been right around Rathergate. I remember ace and charles would link eachother...

Posted by: Max Power at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (q177U)

344 log prof @ 325 - Your Krautish forebears landed in the Hudson Valley, early 1700s? Brought over by the Brits to grow trees for use by the RN?

Posted by: Butch at December 05, 2017 11:15 PM (hXu8T)

345 i'm so old I can remember

men on the moon
calling people fags
children's cartoons with a body count

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:15 PM (vChNs)

346 Checked my ancestry, too.

Well, crap. Really? That guy? Sh!t.

Posted by: Arnelle Simpson at December 05, 2017 11:15 PM (Vb4BV)

347 conquistador, there is no more.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:16 PM (KP5rU)

348 341. The way i heard that joke, growing up, was '....you decide to go for Polish.'

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at December 05, 2017 11:16 PM (N8hWw)

349

I'm all English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish.

And Rutabaga.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:16 PM (t3kPl)

350 "That almost made me cry. Hope you had a good life, and reassured her.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 11:10 PM (+lVUW)"

I have, for the most part. And I did. And granny is still going strong at 93 as of last month.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:16 PM (yzxic)

351 Who the heck is Chelsea Handler? Is that some sort of bodyguard or puppet master for Chelsea Clinton?

And even so why the heck should I give a flying buffalo flop what some bimbo named Chelsea Handler thinks or says.

Posted by: Comanche Voter at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (Sda6L)

352 328 Who here cried when Old Yeller died?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)

I did. I saw that in the theater as a child.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (+lVUW


I did
I swore at that young age I would never watch it again
I haven't

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (3/sUh)

353
--Are they back boobs?
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (GsAUU)


Flabby upper arms with crepey skin that waggle back and forth when their proud possessors yell "Bingo!" during a game and wave their arms.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (SMd3b)

354 Like they even need provocations.
Posted by: Splunge
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Each of the low countries and Balkan countries failed to activate their military, afraid of 'provoking' Hitler.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (5IJky)

355 332 The part I know of was from the Palatinate.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (GsAUU)


Your people got the 30 Years War rolling.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 05, 2017 11:12 PM (zmvwV)

--Yeah, after the Frogs occupied their part, after a while they got tired and like the Pilgrims made a stop in Holland before coming here. The main Kraut ancestor arrived in 1738, so he might be the most American of my ancestors.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (GsAUU)

356 apparently Hillary is wearing an ankle monitor. Do they have those for medical as well as criminalista reasons???

Inquiring minds and Internet Madness...

Posted by: Harriet Beecher Stowe at December 05, 2017 11:18 PM (Co9e8)

357 Oops. Off with PBS sleaze sock.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:18 PM (5IJky)

358
On the other hand, I'm beginning to suspect the other half of my ancestry were Huks. Which ain't necessarily a bad thing, except for the fervent communist part.
Posted by: Country Singer


A Huk Finn?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:18 PM (IqV8l)

359 Direct Ancestor at Valley Forge... Moms side were Pilgrims...

I'm not an immigrant... we built this damn place.

Posted by: Don Q. at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (NgKpN)
************

A friend's family came in at Jamestown 2 as indentured servants. Don't know how mine got here - they did fight with Francis Marion.

Posted by: Arthur Loadmore at December 05, 2017 11:19 PM (Yti03)

360 ...And Rutabaga.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:16 PM (t3kPl)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuSD7Q_hArs

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 11:19 PM (T71PA)

361 I don't get the people in that article who go into a rage because they have some blood from another European tribe. "Ugh! I'm 20 percent Italian and I thought I was 100 percent Irish! I'm gonna kill myself.!"


Exactly the reason I can't be bothered with IQ tests. There are only three possibilities:

1. My IQ is higher than I'd have thought, in which case I'd be pissed because I should've accomplished more.

2. It's lower than I'd have thought, in which case the test is obviously invalid.

3. It's exactly what I'd have thought, in which case it was a waste of time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:19 PM (YqDXo)

362 Oh man, I sobbed buckets when Old Yeller died.

Time to go to bed. good night horde and thanks for the ONT Mis Hum.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&&V. at December 05, 2017 11:19 PM (P8951)

363 Flabby upper arms with crepey skin that waggle back and forth when their proud possessors yell "Bingo!" during a game and wave their arms.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot
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I don't play Bingo.

Posted by: Trigglypuff at December 05, 2017 11:19 PM (5IJky)

364 So, your peeps helped fund CC. Thanks.
Posted by: Arthur Loadmore at December 05, 2017 11:13 PM (Yti03)

--CC?

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:20 PM (GsAUU)

365 311 Mike Hammer,

If your still around , the House and Senate plans tax calculations are linked in my nic
Posted by: MAGA at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (LnOh3)

I lose under both plans.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 11:20 PM (Ri/rl)

366 It's not like the Irish or Italians think you're "one of them." They see us as Yanks.

Yep. Funniest thing I ever saw was a Brooklyn native tell a grizzled old Italian guy Brooklyn dude was Italian. Old Italian dude's eyes almost popped out of his head as he screamed and cursed out the "stupid American."

Posted by: bonhomme at December 05, 2017 11:20 PM (zGsgt)

367 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (wYseH)

Shalom, my friend. Thanks for all the times you have increased my faith.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 05, 2017 11:20 PM (prxs+)

368 344 log prof @ 325 - Your Krautish forebears landed in the Hudson Valley, early 1700s? Brought over by the Brits to grow trees for use by the RN?
Posted by: Butch at December 05, 2017 11:15 PM (hXu8T)

--Nope, Pennsylvania Dutch through and through.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (GsAUU)

369 271 Hit 'em hard and win this one for the gipper!
Posted by: Zombie Knute Rockne at December 05, 2017 11:01 PM (IqV8l)


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damn, I thought you said stripper

Posted by: Tom Brady at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (vChNs)

370 173 There is just over in hour remaining to vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees at rockhall.com if anybody is interested. The five I vote for are Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bond Jovi, and Radiohead.
Posted by: tankdemon



Dire Straits. Thats it.

I'm ignorant of Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. So sure, why not.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (eLdT9)

371 339 Don Q

You didn't build that.

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (vUcdz)

372 353
--Are they back boobs?
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (GsAUU)

Flabby upper arms with crepey skin that waggle back and forth when their proud possessors yell "Bingo!" during a game and wave their arms.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (SMd3b)

--LMAO, that's even grosser.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (GsAUU)

373 >>>The ONT wonders how many cats she has. Nancy Pelosi displaying hate. Not sure if the CA Republicans can get out in time before Armageddon strikes.

========

Just another display of East Coast-West Coat rivalry amongst gangsta Democrats.

Andrew Cuomo is the baddest assed ostracist Democrat politician when it comes to telling people in his state what they are allowed to believe.

Cuomo defined the conservative Republican New Yorkers he wanted to send packing.

"Who are they?" he said. "Right-to-life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay -- if that's who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that's not who New Yorkers are."


https://tinyurl.com/yd9c2la4

Back in the day from 2014. Get wid da big times, Pelosi you beotch.


Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (/qEW2)

374 240 Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at December 05, 2017 10:48 PM (prxs+)

Merry Christmas!

[From the resident Jew coblogger]
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2017 10:56 PM (wYseH)

Does that mean you're making fruit cake this year?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (3/sUh)

375 Tracing your genealogy is fun, but I don't take it too seriously.
For one thing, it's not a straight line.
You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 greats, 16 great greats, then 32, then 64, etc.

The numbers quickly become very large.

Posted by: navybrat at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (w7KSn)

376 I did

I swore at that young age I would never watch it again

I haven't
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Dumbo. That was the one that made me sob.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (aT+Bx)

377 Each of the low countries and Balkan countries failed to activate their military, afraid of 'provoking' Hitler.

Posted by: Charlie Rose at December 05, 2017 11:17 PM (5IJky)

Mike Hammer, the similarity between now and the events Churchill describes in The Gathering Storm is almost eerie. It's depressing to have it proven that world leaders have learned nothing, or possibly the exactly wrong thing, since the last Great Educational Experience.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (rp9xB)

378 16 indicators that you are old.

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currently dating junior high girls affects your electoral chances

Posted by: R Moore at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (vChNs)

379
Last night we got to talking about units and SI/MKS standards, and proposals to redefine the kilogram. Well, they are.

There is a draft proposal to rejigger a lot, which will be voted on by the international standards conference, which will meet in Nov. 2018. If it passes, it will take effect in one year, Nov. 2019. There could be some changes of course.

And they didn't bother to ask me what I thought.

At any rate, the kilogram is going to be defined very differently. Planck's constant, h, is going to be defined to be a precise value, and that will determine the kilogram based on the meter and second, with the meter being now defined by defining the speed of light, c.

So, h and c will determine the unit of mass from the second. You make ask, how the hell to you take your stopwatch and convert to something you put in a balance. Well, the device to do it is known as the "watt balance". It was developed back in the '80s as a precise way to measure Planck's constant, and now it will go the other way. It will define mass from Planck's constant.

So, no fixed number of atoms of something, or some arbitrary hunk of metal in Paris anymore.

Temperature, the Kelvin is going to be redefined. Currently it is defined via the triple point of water, and zeroing at absolute zero. The new definition will just define Boltzmann's constant to be an exact value, determing the Kelvin via that.

And then Avogadro's Number is going to be defined to be a precise value. One mole will then be that number of units of the substance. This will mean that the molar mass constant will no longer be defined as 1g/mole. It will be very, very close, but slightly different from one and will have to be determined empirically.

Finally, electric charge, something we were discussing last night, is going to be redefined in terms of the elementary charge. That is, the charge on the electron will be defined as an exact value of Coulombs. This will then determine the amp.

This is needed for the watt balance in order to have a independent definition of electrical current, which it needs to determine the kilogram.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)

380

Well, to tell the family secret, my grandmother was Dutch.

Posted by: Bart at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (t3kPl)

381 *midwest fistbump*
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:02 PM (aT+Bx)

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does that mean, with 3 fingers and 2 stumps?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (vChNs)

382 You can have a DNA test. But is it reliable?

Interesting article, but that writer seems like a major prick. He can't seem to help himself from taking stupid leftist digs here and there - for no apparent reason other than to pleasure himself in public.

That said, the fact that he claimed the DNA companies admit to changing results on a whim, because of their own assholishness or trying to "satisfy" a customer is pretty damning. Once you see that - if it's true - it really makes the whole industry look pretty worthless, at least the part populated by companies that are willing to do shit like that (and admit to it!).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8gDQu)

383 currently dating junior high girls affects your electoral chances
Posted by: R Moore at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (vChNs)

Not if you're a Lesbian

Posted by: US Senator Tammy Baldwin at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (3/sUh)

384 You have 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 greats, 16 great greats, then 32, then 64, etc.

The numbers quickly become very large.
Posted by: navybrat at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (w7KSn)


So how did Elizabeth Warren become one-fifth Cherokee? Huh? Huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:24 PM (YqDXo)

385 This is needed for the watt balance in order to have a independent definition of electrical current, which it needs to determine the kilogram.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)

Scratches head and walks away whistling, la-la-la-la-la

Posted by: US Senator Tammy Baldwin at December 05, 2017 11:25 PM (3/sUh)

386 If I may ask, what made you want to do that and how did you initiate the contact?


Posted by: cfo mom at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (RfzVr)


I guess I'm just the naturally curious type and I love history. Add to that that my adoptive father's family has an interesting history, but the Sons of the American Revolution doesn't accept adoptees, so I was even more piqued to discover my own bio background. I have a brother who was also adopted, and he's never had any desire to know his background. In fact, he has a lot of animosity toward his bio family. Just differences in personality, I guess.

As far as initiating contact, I had to ultimately resort to having my records opened. Once I had the name(s), I started researching on FaceBook and located some cousins. I reached out to the one that appeared the most sane. She talked to her parents (she already knew I existed, incidentally, having overheard a conversation between my bio mom and her mother years ago) about approaching my bio mom. My uncle called my mom to see if she wanted to talk to me (she emphatically did) and the rest is history.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:25 PM (yzxic)

387 One hour after eating at a German-Chinese restaurant, you're hungry for power.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (laz/D)
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Like it.

Posted by: Axeman at December 05, 2017 11:25 PM (vDqXW)

388 I'm ignorant of Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. So sure, why not.
Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 11:21 PM (eLdT9)

--Nina Simone was an excellent musician and singer. Went to Julliard. I *think* she wrote "Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" and "House of the Rising Sun." (Will look up)

But it's hard to consider her Rock and Roll. Her nickname was "High Priestess of Soul."

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:25 PM (GsAUU)

389 Last night we got to talking about units and SI/MKS standards, and proposals to redefine the kilogram. Well, they are.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)


I'm redefining a kilogram to be a pound and a meter to be a yard.

Case closed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (8gDQu)

390 360
...And Rutabaga.


Carrot juice is murder
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov5Jgw_Nwx4

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (vWMNq)

391 Mike Hammer, the similarity between now and the events Churchill describes in The Gathering Storm is almost eerie. It's depressing to have it proven that world leaders have learned nothing, or possibly the exactly wrong thing, since the last Great Educational Experience.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette
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I continue to recommend it at every opportunity. I agree wholeheartedly, the circumstantial similarities are very concerning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (5IJky)

392 Speaking if indications that you're old, "Perry Mason" is starting.
Bye.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (+lVUW)

393 i must say, goodnight all. be well. pray for slap.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 05, 2017 11:27 PM (KP5rU)

394 307 89% of Precincts reporting and Bottoms took the lead.
Damn.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:08 PM (XIpsB)

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bottoms on top?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:27 PM (vChNs)

395
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)


Sounds not unlike, "Why take along an old-timey compass and maps with you when you go hiking in the backcountry when you can take your GPS-equipped smart phone?"

It never ends well ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:27 PM (SMd3b)

396 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)


Everybody connected with all these proposals should be executed. I leave it to them decide how many coulombs should be employed.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:27 PM (YqDXo)

397 Dumbo. That was the one that made me sob.
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (aT+Bx)

That one makes me sad too, I've never watched Old Yeller and I don't want to.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (Ri/rl)

398 I'm redefining a kilogram to be a pound and a meter to be a yard.

Case closed.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (8gDQu

types
deletes
never mind
it is an open thread.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (3/sUh)

399 Hadrian and Axeman, did I ever tell ya about the German restaurant I heard of in Orange County?

They did so well, they took over the French place next door, a Polish place nearby, and they've got their eye on a British Pub that's located across the street... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (eMKNe)

400 Heck, I am so old I book Elvis's 45rpm Blue Suede Shoes when I was 8.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (KJ2QQ)

401 A Huk Finn?



Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:18 PM (IqV8l)


LOL, I'll have to remember that, since I have a good portion of Finn as well. But yeah, Huk Finn. Except brown. And speaking Tagalog.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (yzxic)

402
There is just over in hour remaining to vote for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees at rockhall.com if anybody is interested. The five I vote for are Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Bond Jovi, and Radiohead.
Posted by: tankdemon


Dire Straits. Thats it.

I'm ignorant of Nina Simone and Sister Rosetta Tharpe. So sure, why not.
Posted by: Puddleglum


I've never heard of Bond Jovi either.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (IqV8l)

403 "House of the Rising Sun" is apparently older than Nina.

Nina sang the original "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," but no writing credit.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (GsAUU)

404 I'm redefining a kilogram to be a pound and a meter to be a yard.

Case closed.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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I'm still reeling from the redefinition of the Ampere.

It's like when the inch was changed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (5IJky)

405 My Mom has been doing "amateur" ancestor research for decades. She has discovered that the family has German, French, Welsh, Scottish, English, Irish, Shoshone and Blackfoot, ancestry.

I'm American Yo!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (eLdT9)

406 Well, to tell the family secret, my grandmother was Dutch.

Posted by: Bart at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (t3kPl)

For New Year's Eve many years ago, my wife and I went to Sunrise ski resort in the White Mountains of Arizona. It is owned by the White Mountain Apache Tribe.

At around 11:00, after much drinking, We decided to walked up to our room for some reason. At the base of the stairs, a group of 3 or 4 big Apache guys blocked the way and said "No white people allowed." My wife shot right back at them: "I'm not white I'm Dutch." They went "Oh" and back off and then we all laughed and went our ways. It was a fun night.

Posted by: Duke of Righteous WTF? at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (T71PA)

407 I bet you all wish you could be 1/8 Peruvian

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (vChNs)

408 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (eLdT9

Mutts, by God we are all Mutts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (3/sUh)

409 We watched "It's a Wonderful Life" last night on the DVD player, and I cried at the end. I love that movie. I watch it every Christmas.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (XIpsB)

410 As for the 16 signs of being old I got hit with number 5 when I was 20.

My mother taught 8th grade. I'd asked to switch cars with her for some reason and when I was done I brought hers to the school to swap them back. I went into her classroom to exchange keys. This was in the late 60s and I had hair past my shoulders and wore worn out jeans, work boots, black t-shirt and a denim jacket.

I walked in and gave my mom a hug in front of the class. They were shocked at me hugging their teacher and I was shocked at how little they all looked since I remember how adult I thought I was when I was in 8th grade. Made me feel old at 20.

Posted by: geoffb at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (zOpu5)

411 I did. I saw that in the theater as a child.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (+lVUW)


--

17th test for old age

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:30 PM (vChNs)

412 Anyone here seen my mom?

Posted by: Bambi at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (5IJky)

413 409 We watched "It's a Wonderful Life" last night on the DVD player, and I cried at the end. I love that movie. I watch it every Christmas.
Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (XIpsB)

Didn't realize it was Christmas yesterday.
Had I known I would have done the ONT differently without math

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (3/sUh)

414 314
The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be
renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed
by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and
staff members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (IqV8l)



Let's have a vote, with voting restricted to those who 1) actually
graduated from this place, and 2) do not have criminal records, and 3)
are not on welfare, nor ever have been.



Jefferson Davis High it is, I suspect.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:09 PM (YqDXo)

I propose that all Barack Obama Boulevards, Barack Obama Parks, Michelle Obama Elementary Schools, etc., be located in smug white liberal neighborhoods.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (jK8Z7)

415 412 Anyone here seen my mom?
Posted by: Bambi at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (5IJky)

I believe tsrblke has her in his freezer.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (3/sUh)

416 That one makes me sad too, I've never watched Old Yeller and I don't want to.
Posted by: CaliGirl at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (Ri/rl)


Same here. I could watch the Rosenbergs fry on a nightly basis, but Old Yeller go to his reward? No. Too wrenching.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (YqDXo)

417 Anyone here seen my mom?
Posted by: Bambi
---------------

I'm looking for my dad...

Posted by: Peter Rabbit at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (5IJky)

418 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:26 PM (5IJky)

I admit to not finishing it as it was my reading material during John's radiation treatments and that isn't a good frame of mind to handle that book, I haven't finished Chamber's Witness either for much the same reason (although it's much better written than I'd anticipated). Gathering Storm is on my Kindle though so I plan to get to it this coming year.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (rp9xB)

419 Anyone here seen my mom?


Posted by: Bambi


*burp*

Nope.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (IcT7t)

420
Didn't realize it was Christmas yesterday.
Had I known I would have done the ONT differently without math

Christmas is all December as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (XIpsB)

421
It's like when the inch was changed.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.


It got very angry.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (IqV8l)

422 Country Singer, do you mean Hukbalahap?

Posted by: Votermom's phone at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (hMwEB)

423 I propose that all Barack Obama Boulevards, Barack Obama Parks, Michelle Obama Elementary Schools, etc., be located in smug white liberal neighborhoods.
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (jK8Z7)


With shitloads of section 8 housing, amirite?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (YqDXo)

424 415 MisHum

That was cruel. Funny as hell, but cruel.

/golf clap

Posted by: ibguy at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (vUcdz)

425 I'm descended from Charlemagne like 87 different ways.

just like the rest of you...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (vChNs)

426
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)


You need to define "pi" as being exactly 3 while you're at it.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (SMd3b)

427 The southern hemisphere was hit hard, and we likely will be too
As the countless stories about flu season have no doubt reminded you, every year the World Health Organization has to make a call about what should go in the annual influenza vaccine. They look at how the virus has evolved so far, how it's been spreading, how effective prior shots were, and so on and so forth until they make their best guesstimate. Influenza evolves so quickly that the virus is often quite different when it finally reaches the U.S.


========

Hmmm... I'm no epidemiologist, but I think one solution might be to try to take steps to prevent it reaching the U.S. Even if these steps are not 100% effective, a few isolated cases would be easier to deal with than an infestation of cases. I dunno. I guess liberals will argue that because we survived Barry's attempt to bring ebola to our shores, we ought to welcome all lesser diseases.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (/qEW2)

428 On the other hand, I'm beginning to suspect the other half of my ancestry were Huks. Which ain't necessarily a bad thing, except for the fervent communist part.
Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:14 PM (yzxic)

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nobody make Country Singer angry...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:33 PM (vChNs)

429 I haven't finished Chamber's Witness either for much the same reason (although it's much better written than I'd anticipated).

In fairness, it's a wrenching cri de coeur.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:33 PM (YqDXo)

430 >> It never ends well ...

The watt balance is not something one is going to construct in one's backyard. The idea is to make standard units dependent on some definition based on physical processes that could be easily replicated, allowing one to start over from scratch, as it were.

However, "easy" is relative with technology. The watt balance was no feasible until recently. Also, the definition of the Kelvin in terms of energy requires some fancy experimental set up as well.

Why they wanted to just define Avogadro's number I don't know.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:34 PM (8O3HH)

431 for a real NCAA football champion, it is on 1/8/18 in Frisco TX. FCS will have it's champ then. A real playoff (with 24 teams) not the arbitrarily selected 4 for the (NOT NCAA sanctioned!) FBeeEsS "champ".

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 05, 2017 11:34 PM (CL76w)

432 I would not at all call it rock and roll, but here's Nina Simone's most (rightfully so) famous song, "Sinnerman"

https://youtu.be/2LoYdvyoi9U

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:34 PM (GsAUU)

433 Anyone here seen my mom?

I saw her and your aunt and your baby sister and a couple of your cousins a couple days ago.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 11:35 PM (bZ7mE)

434
1. My IQ is higher than I'd have thought

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which means y'all ain't so bright

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:35 PM (vChNs)

435 314 The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and
staff members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (IqV8l)


Just to settle a bet, has anyone ever graduated from this place?

I didn't think so.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (YqDXo)

436 Country Singer, do you mean Hukbalahap?

Posted by: Votermom's phone at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (hMwEB)


Yep!

nobody make Country Singer angry...

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:33 PM (vChNs)


I am descended from multiple cultures that like to go all stabby on folks.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (yzxic)

437 I agree that Nina and Sister Rosetta should probably be considered under the category of "early influences" but since the nominating committee put them forth as performers, they get my support.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (8qq8B)

438
Carrie Heffernan: [Arthur is watching 'It's A Wonderful Life'] Ah, 'It's A Wonderful Life'. Pretty great, huh?

Arthur Spooner: Actually, I think it's a swing and a miss.

Carrie Heffernan: What are you talking about? It's one of the greatest movies of all time.

Arthur Spooner: With George Bailey, the town is boring. Without him, there's nightclubs and bars. It's fabulous. I wish he hadn't been born.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (5IJky)

439 Who uses the words trollop and harlot? Chelsea the strumpet, that's who. And it isn't even Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (2NqXo)

440 Same here. I could watch the Rosenbergs fry on a nightly basis, but Old Yeller go to his reward? No. Too wrenching.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (YqDXo)

Commies deserve frying where as doggehs are doggehs

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (3/sUh)

441 Hi Chelsea Handler, I would like to talk to you about women stuff!
Oh hell who am I kidding, Fuck off bitch!

Posted by: lousagirl at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (PmCoA)

442
Just to settle a bet, has anyone ever graduated from this place?

I didn't think so.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


It might be like Ballou High.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (IqV8l)

443 Yeah, boo-hoo-hoo...over cartoon characters.

Posted by: The Yearling at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (5IJky)

444 The numbers quickly become very large.
Posted by: navybrat at December 05, 2017 11:22 PM (w7KSn)


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and then get small again. ya inbred freak

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (vChNs)

445
--The part I know of was from the Palatinate.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (GsAUU)


Ah, the noble metals!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (SMd3b)

446 I really need to go to bed, but I want to know the election results.
Norwood and Bottoms are almost tied right now, separated by less than 800 votes.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (XIpsB)

447 >>I'm still reeling from the redefinition of the Ampere.

Charge has always be defined in terms of current, for practical reasons. Before the current definition the SI Ampere was defined in terms of the old Gaussian current unit, which itself was defined by the magnetic force between long wires carry a current.

But now, the tech exists to allow them to define the Coulomb in terms of the elementary charge, 'e'. And they had to do that if they were going to use the watt balance method to redefine the kilogram.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (8O3HH)

448 Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2017 11:32 PM (/qEW2)

Oh, lighten up. It's just the flu, right? Shit, I've had the flu before, it's no big deal.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (y87Qq)

449 435 314 The school with 98 percent African-American enrollment is set to be renamed for Barack Obama in the next academic year, in a move proposed by parents and approved by a majority of students, parents, faculty and
staff members.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:03 PM (IqV8l)

Just to settle a bet, has anyone ever graduated from this place?

I didn't think so.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:36 PM (YqDXo)


Well there is that one school in Washington DC that we covered the other night here in the ONT. They all graduated and got accepted to college. Special it was

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (3/sUh)

450 Check this out

https://twitter.com/CloydRivers/status/
938255451707150336/photo/1

Posted by: Votermom's phone at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (hMwEB)

451 Mike, yup. KoQ did a few great shows.

I think my all-time favorite episode is the one where Doug and Carrie convince themselves to donate to the local elementary school library, which featured guest star Marla Gibbs (who was always very funny playing sassy maid Florence on The Jeffersons). Hilarity really DOES ensue...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (eMKNe)

452

I propose that we redefine ALL units of measure, for anything, as the Bint (single) and the Berk (multiple).

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:39 PM (t3kPl)

453 At any rate, the kilogram is going to be defined very differently.

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the amount of weed needed to get 100 people to visit 7-11 for microwave burritos

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (vChNs)

454 440 Same here. I could watch the Rosenbergs fry on a nightly basis, but Old Yeller go to his reward? No. Too wrenching.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (YqDXo)

Commies deserve frying where as doggehs are doggehs
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:37 PM (3/sUh)


Exactly. Pups are sweet. Traitors, not so much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (YqDXo)

455 'I keelogram you!!!'

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (eMKNe)

456 439 Who uses the words trollop and harlot? Chelsea the strumpet, that's who. And it isn't even Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at Decem


If it was you could call her a smattering.

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (FP5ic)

457 Thanks Country Singer. I guess I am more like your brother (minus any hostility). I am somewhat curious and it might be interesting, but I am afraid of opening a can of worms and getting a bunch of nutjobs. I don't want to risk being involved in any drama. At my age my ma is probably dead anyway and I don't need to upset any applecarts.

I am truly glad it worked out nicely for you. Braver than me.

Posted by: cfo mom at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (RfzVr)

458
My sister's husband's ancestors are variously described as having been Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Austrian and Galician. Something of a puzzle until I figured out they came from the SE corner of what currently is Poland.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (SMd3b)

459 At any rate, the kilogram is going to be defined very differently.

One one-hundredth of Lena Dunham's ass, at earth's gravity?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:41 PM (YqDXo)

460
Mike, yup. KoQ did a few great shows.



I think my all-time favorite episode is the one where Doug and
Carrie convince themselves to donate to the local elementary school
library, which featured guest star Marla Gibbs (who was always very
funny playing sassy maid Florence on The Jeffersons). Hilarity really
DOES ensue...
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Nah.

The best episode is where they send Arthur to the therapist because he yells all the time. They "validate" him, and he is miserable. Then Carrie goes to the psychiatrist, and she becomes miserable. Finally, they decide to leave Arthur and Carrie alone to argue with each other, and send Doug to the psychiatrist, who put him on huge quantities of meds to cope with the other two.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:41 PM (aT+Bx)

461 Stupid autocucumber. SLATTERN is a word. Slattern not smattering.

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at December 05, 2017 11:41 PM (FP5ic)

462 >>>So how did Elizabeth Warren become one-fifth Cherokee? Huh? Huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:24 PM (YqDXo)<<<

Firewater.

Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (jXM9O)

463 In fairness, it's a wrenching cri de coeur.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:33 PM (YqDXo)

It's been 7 years so my memory is vague, but I was reading it shortly after John had died and it was just too much. I did find his relating how reading Les Miserable as a kid gave him the tools to break free of the communist mental and emotional traps. It also explained why the left hated Nixon so viscerally when he was a near perfect example of a RINO.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (rp9xB)

464 432 logprof
Ever since the Pierce Brosnan version of The Thomas Crown Affair, I cannot see a Magritte without thinking of that song.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (8qq8B)

465 Mike Hammer, the similarity between now and the events Churchill describes in The Gathering Storm is almost eerie. It's depressing to have it proven that world leaders have learned nothing, or possibly the exactly wrong thing, since the last Great Educational Experience.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette

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the politicized courts being used to destroy political enemies reminds me of 1st century BC Rome.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (vChNs)

466 445
--The part I know of was from the Palatinate.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:11 PM (GsAUU)

Ah, the noble metals!
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:38 PM (SMd3b)

--If they were nobles, they probably woulda stayed over there instead of coming here.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (GsAUU)

467
Exactly. Pups are sweet. Traitors, not so much.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara


What about Clifford the big RED dog?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)

468 462 >>>So how did Elizabeth Warren become one-fifth Cherokee? Huh? Huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:24 PM (YqDXo)

Firewater.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (jXM9O)


I figured it was a epic party in the teepee one night.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (YqDXo)

469 shibumi, that one's not bad. I thought it was especially ingenious to cast Ben Stiller, Jerry Stiller's son, as his character Arthur's cruel father.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (eMKNe)

470 Arrived in Portsmouth.

And I posted this on my FB page:

Thank You President Trump
Kol Hakavod

I doubt any of my JINO friends or family will even know what I mean. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (hN38n)

471 and then get small again. ya inbred freak
Posted by: Buzzsaw90
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Sometimes, that happens sooner than expected.

Posted by: Kentucky at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (5IJky)

472 Nina Simone, "Nearer Blessed Lord"

https://youtu.be/hHqGIWeKRWg

I love this version

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (GsAUU)

473 > The idea is to make standard units dependent on some definition based on physical processes that could be easily replicated, allowing one to start over from scratch, as it were.
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Inertia measurements.
Pendulums of particular lenghts and timings.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (y46oT)

474
450 Check this out


Beaten Molester
[X] Naughty list

Molester's Beaters
[X] Nice list

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (SMd3b)

475 Mike H., curious how you see parallels between today and the period of Churchill's "Gathering Storm". I don't see them. Plenty of trouble, but no parallel to the particular set-up back then.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (QDnY+)

476 My sister's husband's ancestors are variously described as having been
Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Austrian and Galician. Something of a puzzle
until I figured out they came from the SE corner of what currently is
Poland.
--

So you're probably haplogroup R1a. Which kind of originated in central asia, near turkey/iran/india.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (aT+Bx)

477
LOL, I'll have to remember that, since I have a good portion of Finn as well. But yeah, Huk Finn. Except brown. And speaking Tagalog.
Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (yzxic)

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Hinde!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (vChNs)

478 "House of the Rising Sun" is apparently older than Nina.


OK, just parachuting into the thread but I hope I'm not taking this in an off-vibe direction.

House of the Rising Sun was one of those traditional songs that has no author for attribution. Dave van Ronk thinks he invented a new chord progression for it that made it new. (Thought, I guess, what with him being mort).

So, in his telling, Dylan stole his chord progression. Dylan was one song short on his album deal with CBS and reached out to ask van Ronk if it was ok to steal the song but the album had actually already been pressed.

So then when van Ronk played the song everyone asked him why he was stealing from Dylan and he stopped doing the song. And then the Animals did their version, same chord progressions, and everyone asked Dylan why he was stealing from the Animals and he stopped doing the song.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (fuK7c)

479 for a real NCAA football champion, it is on 1/8/18 in Frisco TX. FCS will have it's champ then. A real playoff (with 24 teams) not the arbitrarily selected 4 for the (NOT NCAA sanctioned!) FBeeEsS "champ".
Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at December 05, 2017 11:34 PM (CL76w)

Remember to bring money...all your money. It's been a bit of a down year.

Posted by: Jerry Jones, Proprietor of The Frisco Star at December 05, 2017 11:45 PM (wf3RQ)

480 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:23 PM (8O3HH)

Don't forget about my light foot proposal.

The meter is just plain arbitrary, ridiculous, and unwieldy as all hell. It started as an inaccurate earth-based measurement, then was a physical bar, then another physical bar, and now it's defined as a certain number of wavelengths of a radioactive isotope of krypton.

Basing the unit of measurement on something universal would be more logical, and what could be more universal than the speed of light?

The distance light travels in one nanosecond is almost exactly one foot (11.8 inches). This could be metrified in an extremely useful fashion.

1/10 of one of those is close enough to the familiar inch, not to feel alien and weird.
1000 of them is between 1/5 and 1/6 of a mile.
10000 of them is a bit short of 2 miles.
A megafoot would be about the width of the state of Maine or the Chixulub crater.
A gigafoot would be close to the distance from the Earth to the Moon at perigee.

The measurements are easy to visualize, which makes them practical.

Plus, it'd drive the Europhiles nuts if we were to adopt an even more logical system than theirs.

Posted by: Cato the Rebel Without a Party at December 05, 2017 11:45 PM (R9+0K)

481 Well, I just lost my bid on a snaphaunce lock (predecessor to the flintlock). Went from 63.00 up to over 200.00 in the last couple minutes. Oh well. I had no real use for it, but I would have liked to been able to examine that lateral sear first-hand, as I've never been able to figure out exactly how it worked from pictures.

I'm wondering if the winning bidder realizes that it is probably 19th century North African, not c.1600 Dutch.

Posted by: Grey Fox at December 05, 2017 11:45 PM (bZ7mE)

482 the politicized courts being used to destroy political enemies reminds me of 1st century BC Rome.
Posted by: Buzzsaw90
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Hmm. Say, did you ever run into a guy named 'Vic' there?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2017 11:45 PM (5IJky)

483 467
Exactly. Pups are sweet. Traitors, not so much.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

What about Clifford the big RED dog?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (IqV8l)

He's Irish you Moron

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (3/sUh)

484 458
My sister's husband's ancestors are variously described as having been Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Austrian and Galician. Something of a puzzle until I figured out they came from the SE corner of what currently is Poland.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (SMd3b)

--Przemysl is one of the wackest place names ever.

But I'm a Great War buff so I can't avoid it.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (GsAUU)

485 I'm looking for my dad...
Posted by: Peter Rabbit at December 05, 2017 11:31 PM (5IJky)

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me too

Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (vChNs)

486 --If they were nobles, they probably woulda stayed over there instead of coming here.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:43 PM (GsAUU)


For my sins, I lived for a while in New England (which I hated). Whenever the overweight locals talked about the "blue bloods of New England," I'd say "horse thieves, pickpockets, and whore of England became the blue bloods of NEW England. The blue bloods of England are still IN fucking England."

Surprisingly, this did not win over many New Englanders.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (YqDXo)

487 Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (SMd3b)

With that area their nationality might have changed monthly. One of the cases where all the claims could be correct and yet not helpful.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:47 PM (rp9xB)

488 Holy crap, it's actually raining!

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 05, 2017 11:47 PM (IcT7t)

489 I don't know if anyone mentioned this, but I saw a few weeks ago that some TV twit name Samantha Bee predicted that the first female president would be.... Ivanka Trump.

yup, looked at Google. About a month ago. Must have given Hillary even more fits of empty wine bottle throwing.

from Newsweek:
https://tinyurl.com/yahth28k

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at December 05, 2017 11:47 PM (ILitO)

490
So you're probably haplogroup R1a. Which kind of originated in central asia, near turkey/iran/india.
Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (aT+Bx)


My BiL, not me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:48 PM (SMd3b)

491 By the flake is not only an asshole but a cheap one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2017 11:49 PM (hN38n)

492 >> Basing the unit of measurement on something universal would be more logical, and what could be more universal than the speed of light?

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The meter is currently defined that way. The Speed of light, c, is defined to be an exact value. The meter is then determined from the distance light travels according, using the definition of a second.

The second is defined as a certain number of periods of the radiation of the transitions of the Cesium-133 atom.

Now, they're doing the same thing with the kilogram by defining Planck's constant.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:49 PM (8O3HH)

493 Hinde!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (vChNs)


Perkele!

Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:49 PM (yzxic)

494 491 By the flake is not only an asshole but a cheap one
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2017 11:49 PM (hN38n)

And there's the hanging slider over the plate.


Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:50 PM (3/sUh)

495
Or to put it more succinctly the meter is defined as certain fraction of a light-second.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:50 PM (8O3HH)

496 Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at December 05, 2017 11:47 PM (ILitO)

--Samantha Bee is a whiny, petty bitch.

When I watched Married With Children reruns on TNT, ads for her pissy show invariably came on and I would either hit mute or go to the bathroom.

Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:51 PM (GsAUU)

497 Aetius, you should get this welcome mat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I1UYXO

... or maybe this one:
https://tinyurl.com/yamopk6s

Posted by: Sendarius at December 05, 2017 11:51 PM (I90DV)

498
Przemysl is one of the wackest place names ever.

But I'm a Great War buff so I can't avoid it.
Posted by: logprof at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (GsAUU)


I first heard Przemysl pronounced in "The Great War" podcast series and then saw how it was spelled. Crazy.

Yes, that is BiL's family's neck of the woods, so to speak.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:51 PM (SMd3b)

499 >>>Surprisingly, this did not win over many New Englanders.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (YqDXo)

No shit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:51 PM (3/sUh)

500 Some music for tonight

https://youtu.be/kP1l9RGB7js

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 05, 2017 11:52 PM (QDvfw)

501 NBC staffers afraid to get nuked at the Winter Olympics

NY POST

LOL, a bunch of pussies

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2017 11:52 PM (hN38n)

502 458
My sister's husband's ancestors are variously described as having been Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Austrian and Galician. Something of a puzzle until I figured out they came from the SE corner of what currently is Poland.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:40 PM (SMd3b)


----

anywhere near Wolka Pelkinska, Poland?

G Grandma left there ~1911. Not sure which country it was in back then.

Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:52 PM (vChNs)

503
By the flake is not only an asshole but a cheap one
Posted by: Nevergiveup


At least he didn't donate his used underwear.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:53 PM (IqV8l)

504
The current definition of the meter was adopted in 1983. The definition before that, adopted in 1960, was based on the wavelength of a certain krypton-86 emission. Before that, it was a "meter bar", and originally based on the equator to North Pole distance somehow.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:54 PM (8O3HH)

505 Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (QDnY+)

Keeping in mind I didn't get very far, I'd expected more wit like his one liners, a big similarity is the charge of "islamaphobia" now whenever anyone tries to point out that muslims make up almost the entirety of terrorism, with the last couple percent held by communists, and have a stated goal of taking over the world just as Churchill and his supporters were called "warmongers" for pointing out that Hitler was arming up.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:54 PM (rp9xB)

506 499 >>>Surprisingly, this did not win over many New Englanders.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:46 PM (YqDXo)

No shit?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:51 PM (3/sUh)


Nope.

In fairness, nor was it intended to. New Englanders tend to view themselves superior. If they'd be considered superior in England, they'd still be there. Which fact I was at pains to point out to them. After all, you don't see American elites (however defined) moving to Borneo now, do you?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:54 PM (YqDXo)

507 At my age flu can be dangerous. Came down with H1N1 and couldn't kick it after 10 days, weakened my immune system and got bacterial pnuemonia. 5 days in the hospital getting pump full with antibiotics. When the doctor discharge me he said whne you first came in I thought you would die here, glad you made.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (KJ2QQ)

508 Most of my great grandparents were the immigrants, when I did the DNA test it pretty much matched up with where I knew they came from. My dad's surname is pretty common in the UK so it's been helpful to weed out paper trail matches that aren't. An autosomal match with a person in the UK descended from that great grandfather's brother confirmed that I had the "right" person! I don't think the ethnic percentages are as useful as the matches that might be made with the autosomal tests.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (JK7Jw)

509 ATL mayor's race separated by 800 votes with 97% reporting.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (rnXGe)

510 That's it for this sleepy gal. The Democrats retain their hold on Atlanta.
I think I'm going to be too tired to cook tomorrow night.

Posted by: ALH at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (XIpsB)

511 A megafoot would be about the width of the state of Maine or the Chixulub crater.
A gigafoot would be close to the distance from the Earth to the Moon at perigee.

The measurements are easy to visualize, which makes them practical.

Plus, it'd drive the Europhiles nuts if we were to adopt an even more logical system than theirs.



But you'd still be caving into their weird European decimal fetish.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (fuK7c)

512
And just about all the US customary units and imperial ones are defined in terms of the SI units. That is, the foot is defined in terms of the meter, etc.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (8O3HH)

513 462 >>>So how did Elizabeth Warren become one-fifth Cherokee? Huh? Huh?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:24 PM (YqDXo)

Firewater.
Posted by: an indifferent penguin at December 05, 2017 11:42 PM (jXM9O)

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1/8 + 1/16 +1/128 + 1/256 ~ 20%


Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (vChNs)

514
anywhere near Wolka Pelkinska, Poland?

G Grandma left there ~1911. Not sure which country it was in back then.
Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:52 PM (vChNs)


Sloboda, Podkarpackie, Poland is as specific a record I have encountered. Most stick to Podkarpackie, Poland.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (SMd3b)

515 100% reporting now, the Dem "won" by 759 votes.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (rnXGe)

516 501 NBC staffers afraid to get nuked at the Winter Olympics

NY POST

LOL, a bunch of pussies
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2017 11:52 PM (hN38n)

The worst that could happen is some pink eye

Posted by: Commie Bob Costas at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (3/sUh)

517 But you'd still be caving into their weird European decimal fetish.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (fuK7c)


Why in God's name would anyone adopt a non-decimal system? Do you like dividing by 6, or 12, or 16?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (YqDXo)

518 Sloboda, Podkarpackie, Poland is as specific a record I have encountered. Most stick to Podkarpackie, Poland.
--

All of those city names sound totally bogus.

However... "Poland" so... probably accurate.

Posted by: shibumi at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (aT+Bx)

519
But you'd still be caving into their weird European decimal fetish.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


We'd have a footish.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (IqV8l)

520 Posted by: colfax mingo at December 05, 2017 11:55 PM (KJ2QQ)

Yeah, post flu pneumonia is awful. Fortunately John didn't have to be hospitalized, but he did need an inhaler after that whenever he caught a cold or it would become bronchitis and really knock him out

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:59 PM (rp9xB)

521 493 Hinde!

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 05, 2017 11:44 PM (vChNs)

Perkele!
Posted by: Country Singer at December 05, 2017 11:49 PM (yzxic)

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Perkele (Finnish: [perkele] ( listen)) means devil in modern Finnish and is used as a rude profanity

Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:59 PM (vChNs)

522 All right, time to finish my binge of Season 5 of The Americans.

It has been excellent.

Posted by: logprof at December 06, 2017 12:00 AM (GsAUU)

523
Why in God's name would anyone adopt a non-decimal system? Do you like dividing by 6, or 12, or 16?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (YqDXo)

If 6 was 9

Posted by: Zombie Jimi Hendrix at December 06, 2017 12:00 AM (3/sUh)

524 Yeah, post flu pneumonia is awful. Fortunately John didn't have to be hospitalized, but he did need an inhaler after that whenever he caught a cold or it would become bronchitis and really knock him out
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2017 11:59 PM (rp9xB)


As a little booper of 8 or so I got the measles, and flu, which turned into pneumonia. I was sick as a dog for three weeks, and the quacks were debating hospitalizing me.

I remember it clearly to this day.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (YqDXo)

525 off socks

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (3/sUh)

526 I think it's raining again. There was a big thunderstorm Sunday and it's been raining on and off since then.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (rp9xB)

527 Night logprof.

Posted by: texcat at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (wf3RQ)

528 100% reporting now, the Dem "won" by 759 votes.

So they only really needed one prestuffed ballot box?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (IcT7t)

529 How or why does one focus on one great great great grandparent and disregard the other 31?

And if you were descended from that person, so were maybe hundreds of others.

I understand that people aren't always migratory and many were born and died in the same general location, but it seems to me that you have to choose paths from dozens of options in order to claim that you are a direct descendant of whomever. And that is among monogamous marriages.

I hear a tremendous percentage of humanity carries DNA from Attila the Hun.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 12:02 AM (w7KSn)

530

All number systems should be Base 7 of 9...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 12:02 AM (t3kPl)

531 759 votes?

They used a Prius' trunk?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 12:02 AM (QDvfw)

532 Perkele means devil in modern Finnish and is used as a rude profanity

Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 05, 2017 11:59 PM (vChNs)


Also, the entirety of my Finnish vocabulary.

Posted by: Country Singer at December 06, 2017 12:02 AM (yzxic)

533 So they only really needed one prestuffed ballot box?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (IcT7t)


C'mon, that's at most one car trunk, OK, maybe two.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:03 AM (YqDXo)

534 dilly dilly

Posted by: lousagirl at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (PmCoA)

535 Hey Anna! I emailed you back earlier today. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (eMKNe)

536 And that is among monogamous marriages.

And there are SO many of those. Among the non-Jerry Springer set.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (YqDXo)

537 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:01 AM (YqDXo)

Oof, glad you *did* get better. Being of the generation that got measles inoculation, it's hard to understand just how awful, and yet common, situations like that were.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (rp9xB)

538 Interesting story at The Intercept:

"Maguire told at least two people that National Security Adviser H.R.
McMaster, in coordination with a top official at the National Security
Agency, authorized surveillance of Steven Bannon and Trump family
members, including Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump. Adding to these
unsubstantiated claims, Maguiretold the potential donorshe also had
evidence McMaster used a burner phone to send information gathered
through the surveillance to a facility in Cyprus owned by George Soros."

Posted by: shibumi at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (aT+Bx)

539 Sloboda, Podkarpackie, Poland is as specific a record I have encountered. Most stick to Podkarpackie, Poland.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (SMd3b)

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Jeez, maybe 6 miles apart. we're like cousins

Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (vChNs)

540 JD McPherson, Lucky Penny

https://youtu.be/Hj5ZzXfTlpM

I voted for Radiohead even though I barely consider them rock.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (rnAwa)

541 OK, this is where I'm trying to ask a non-provocative curiosity I'm not trying to stir shit question that combines tonight's ancestry thread with the thing on the news about the de-consecration of national monuments or whatever it's called.

I don't understand ancestry based culture.

The whole thing about Wherever Nevada is that it's the sacred ancestral grounds of some Indians. I know the Chinese and some other Asians are very ancestor-centric.

I'm curious about where I came from. I've done the research as far back as I can about who came from where, but I don't get the sanctity of ancestors. They're people I never knew who gave birth to people I didn't know who eventually gave birth to people I've met.

It's nice to know what the path of sperm and egg was that led to me being here, but I don't see how it's sacred. My people got chased out of peat bogs, I don't see revering the peat bogs.

Any help here?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (fuK7c)

542 Last few nights I've had very vivid dreams.

I kind of wish I could sleep forever.

Posted by: Johnny at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (kUotE)

543 92,169 total votes cast. 759 is pretty slim.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (rnXGe)

544 Oof, glad you *did* get better. Being of the generation that got measles inoculation, it's hard to understand just how awful, and yet common, situations like that were.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (rp9xB)


Thanks, Polliwog the 'Ette. Measles was the real deal, no mistake. I caught all this after getting swimming lessons at the SF YMCA, in winter, in an unheated pool, and to this day detest swimming in cold water/cold weather.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:08 AM (YqDXo)

545 Being of the generation that got measles inoculation, it's hard to understand just how awful, and yet common, situations like that were.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (rp9xB)


And still can be, even in people who aren't obviously immunocompromised or have other complications. Someone mentioned a persistent cough on an ONT #twoweeks ago, that kind of thing is as dangerous as it ever was, it's just a sleeper now because we usually get over it and some people have a 'power through it' hangup.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 06, 2017 12:08 AM (y87Qq)

546 539 Sloboda, Podkarpackie, Poland is as specific a record I have encountered. Most stick to Podkarpackie, Poland.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (SMd3b)

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Jeez, maybe 6 miles apart. we're like cousins
Posted by: Chelsea clintion at December 06, 2017 12:04 AM (vChNs)


--

scratch that, more like 18 miles. Keep out weird alien.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 06, 2017 12:08 AM (vChNs)

547 Produced by The Royal Society of Literature, the survey asked nearly 2,000 British adults about their literature reading habits. Similar to the aforementioned 2014 survey, roughly 1 in 4 British adults had not read a piece of literature in the previous six months.

========

bleah. Is this survey influenced by recent demographic trends? Maybe only certain "British" adults are skewing the survey.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (/qEW2)

548 >> The distance light travels in one nanosecond is almost exactly one foot (11.8 inches).

===
So, (11.8*3) ~ 39 barleycorns! Or a 9 3/4 shoe size?!

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (y46oT)

549 One hour after eating at a German-Chinese restaurant, you're hungry for power.
I thought an hour later your hungry Formosa but decide to Taiwan on instead?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (QCX64)

550 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (rnXGe)

Will that trigger a recount?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (rp9xB)

551 Cokie Roberts is out of bogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (IqV8l)

552 492
The second is defined as a certain number of periods of the radiation of the transitions of the Cesium-133 atom.

There is a proposal to update the definition.

https://tinyurl.com/yaely36g


Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (vWMNq)

553 Sister Rosetta Tharpe ... Didn't it Rain
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MnAQATKRBN0

Posted by: Adriane the Music Critic ... at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (AoK0a)

554 Today sawed up and split the hemlock that crushed the SW corner of the house.
Between that and the house entarpening I officially declare myself old.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (e1mEI)

555 replay of a poast i made earlier today:

i had a brilliant idea that only requires me to be extremely wealthy.

take some of that money, and buy an NFL team. the, sign #Casperdick to the team and bask in the publicity.

the catch? he'd only play on downs where we wanted to kill the clock, so he has to get the ball and immediately take a knee.

genius or what?

should i start a GoFundMe?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (wqFbh)

556 The second is defined as a certain number of periods of the radiation of the transitions of the Cesium-133 atom.

What happens when Cs-133 goes through menopause?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (YqDXo)

557 Cokie Roberts full name:

Mary Martha Corrine Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (8O3HH)

558 isn't a light year the distance between Hilary and the presidency?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (vChNs)

559 Why can't we not be sober?
I just want to start this over
Why can't we sleep forever?
I just want to start things over.

Posted by: Johnny at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (kUotE)

560 The Y DNA is useful for tracing the direct male line and the mtDNA for the direct female line. What's called 'family finder' or autosomal takes in the rest, good for picking up cousins for instance, might be helpful in working out paper trail. What's useful depends on what a person wants out of it.

I find the family history interesting; where they came from, what they did, and why did they come here. A 2x great grandfather was an iron worker in Wales, probably involved in the Chartist Rebellion. Another ancestor was a veteran of the Mexican War, and so on. It's just interesting.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 06, 2017 12:12 AM (JK7Jw)

561 550 Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 05, 2017 11:56 PM (rnXGe)

Will that trigger a recount?
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:09 AM (rp9xB)

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that's my job..if each of you will send me $50...

Posted by: DR Jill Stein at December 06, 2017 12:13 AM (vChNs)

562 Mary Martha Corrine Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (8O3HH)


How many people is that?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:13 AM (YqDXo)

563 225 Aetius, you should get this welcome mat

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000I1UYXO
Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at December 05, 2017 10:52 PM (hMwEB)

I dunno, I am kind of partial to this one:
https://tinyurl.com/ybhwssvk
or
https://tinyurl.com/ya4nautt
This one might be a bit too much:
https://tinyurl.com/y8fm6vwl

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:13 AM (ZgKFD)

564 504 Before that, it was a "meter bar", and originally based on the equator to North Pole distance somehow.

It was 10,000,000 meters from the equator to the north pole along the meridian passing through Paris, IIRC. So the earth's circumference is 40,000 km (25K miles). A mile is 1.609 km very close to 8/5.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:13 AM (vWMNq)

565 Posted by: hogmartin at December 06, 2017 12:08 AM (y87Qq)

Agreed. And, because we have multiple generations who aren't familiar with the effects of what used to kill and maim thousands (tens of thousands?) of children, things like measles are treated as if they have been cured when they will *always* be there and able to destroy when given the opportunity.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:14 AM (rp9xB)

566 Pups are sweet.
Depends on how you prepare 'em.

Posted by: barack hussein, i can use it now, obama at December 06, 2017 12:14 AM (QCX64)

567 All number systems should be Base 7 of 9...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 12:02 AM (t3kPl)

Isn't that a number system with base 38DD?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:14 AM (ZgKFD)

568 541 OK, this is where I'm trying to ask a non-provocative curiosity I'm not trying to stir shit question that combines tonight's ancestry thread with the thing on the news about the de-consecration of national monuments or whatever it's called.

I don't understand ancestry based culture.

The whole thing about Wherever Nevada is that it's the sacred ancestral grounds of some Indians. I know the Chinese and some other Asians are very ancestor-centric.

I'm curious about where I came from. I've done the research as far back as I can about who came from where, but I don't get the sanctity of ancestors. They're people I never knew who gave birth to people I didn't know who eventually gave birth to people I've met.

It's nice to know what the path of sperm and egg was that led to me being here, but I don't see how it's sacred. My people got chased out of peat bogs, I don't see revering the peat bogs.

Any help here?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (fuK7c)



Simple question. Who is Israel the home of?

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:15 AM (cAnNx)

569 OK, this is where I'm trying to ask a non-provocative curiosity I'm not trying to stir shit question that combines tonight's ancestry thread "

I've discovered that some take any such query with offense. I don't get it.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:15 AM (MINbv)

570 It's nice to know what the path of sperm and egg was that led to me being here, but I don't see how it's sacred. My people got chased out of peat bogs, I don't see revering the peat bogs.

Any help here?
Posted by: Bandersnatch
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I see your point. I have been fortunate enough to find some letters written by my ancients in Yorkshire. Some of them are so sad/poignant that I find myself wishing that I could help. Such things make the connection much more personal. Family.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (5IJky)

571 Isn't that a number system with base 38DD?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:14 AM (ZgKFD)

---

but electromagnetism fails since resistance is futile

Posted by: DR Jill Stein at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (vChNs)

572 Don't forget about my light foot proposal.

Will it be measured in gordons?

Posted by: andycanuck at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (QCX64)

573 Why in God's name would anyone adopt a non-decimal system? Do you like dividing by 6, or 12, or 16?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (YqDXo)


Because the most natural and useful scales don't always appear at powers of ten. Powers of ten grow far too quickly. Most of the things that humans are concerned with occur at scales closer than powers of ten.

I don't think having to do a little arithmetic is going to kill anyone and it's a small price to pay for more natural standard measures.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (8gDQu)

574 Bernie the socialist, as I read somewhere, was kicked out of a commune due to his laziness.

Posted by: stonecutter at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (S4UPl)

575
The more names you have, the better you are than everyone else.

We are so beneath Cokie.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (8O3HH)

576 Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:15 AM (cAnNx)

That's kind of a special case though since God said it was his and he was giving it to the Jews. He didn't seem to care much who lived in Nevada, or the Ukraine.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (rp9xB)

577 Any help here?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:07 AM (fuK7c)

I agree with your sentiment. However, I do see where everyone would have their own personal agendas and want/need to verify, embrace, bring to a closure, etc., a family lineage.

My family ancestry is a ridiculous myriad of parts that really needs closure for several family members. I get that- but as you point out, it's not a defining part of me.

Posted by: texcat at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (wf3RQ)

578 Cokie Roberts full name:

Mary Martha Corrine Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts.
Posted by: publius
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Yeah, Sen. Boggs (D, surprise!) was her old man.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (5IJky)

579 573 Why in God's name would anyone adopt a non-decimal system? Do you like dividing by 6, or 12, or 16?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 05, 2017 11:58 PM (YqDXo)

Because the most natural and useful scales don't always appear at powers of ten. Powers of ten grow far too quickly. Most of the things that humans are concerned with occur at scales closer than powers of ten.

I don't think having to do a little arithmetic is going to kill anyone and it's a small price to pay for more natural standard measures.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (8gDQu)



Didn't the Babylonians use base 60?

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (cAnNx)

580 Decimal system is for hillbillies ... so they can count on their fingers.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:19 AM (vWMNq)

581 I don't think having to do a little arithmetic is going to kill anyone and it's a small price to pay for more natural standard measures.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (8gDQu)


First, teach inmates at Compton High to divide by 6, 8, 12, and 16. Then get back to me.

Hell, teach them to count to 16, then get back to me.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:19 AM (YqDXo)

582 but electromagnetism fails since resistance is futile
Posted by: DR Jill Stein
--------------

It's E/I, dammit!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:20 AM (5IJky)

583 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:16 AM (5IJky)

I can understand your point and some others.

But for me? My dads family was dysfunctional before the term was coined. My moms side pretty small and not real close.

I'm me. I'm an American. And what my ancestors did really doesn't interest me.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (3/sUh)

584 However, I do see where everyone would have their own personal agendas and want/need to verify, embrace, bring to a closure, etc., a family lineage"

Really? 'Cause I don't really care.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (MINbv)

585 "I don't know who my ancestors were, but we have been descending for a long time." (source ?)

Posted by: stonecutter at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (S4UPl)

586 However, I do see where everyone would have their own personal agendas and want/need to verify, embrace, bring to a closure, etc., a family lineage.

No, I get that. I've looked into which peat bogs my ancestors come from. Those would be the peat bogs where my other ancestors killed them.

I get the curiosity about ancestry. It's just the sacred land part I don't get.

(I will carve out a buzzion exception for Israel, for polliwogette's reasons).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (fuK7c)

587 I do recall, as a kid, using 2.54xxxxx when converting cm to in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (5IJky)

588 The more names you have, the better you are than everyone else.

We are so beneath Cokie.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (8O3HH)


In Spain she would be considered name-challenged, too few names for her to be a proper person.

(They never really grasped the concept of exponential growth there ...)

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (8gDQu)

589 Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (8O3HH)

She may have been born at the tag-end of the tradition that namesakes had to cough up a present for the kid/family. I've read that if the gift wasn't given the name was removed. It could just be a bunch of family names though, I guess.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (rp9xB)

590 511,
"But you'd still be caving into their weird European decimal fetish."


Except for the "second." Nature wouldn't cooperate with decimal time I guess.

Decimal is fine for science since we use a base ten number system so calculations go easier.

English units work better in life and they were derived from human dimensions and needs. Such as the need to evenly divide stuff for which 12 is a handy number being small but having so many factors.

Posted by: geoffb at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (zOpu5)

591 AFP is reporting via Twitter that Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel tomorrow.

Posted by: shibumi at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (aT+Bx)

592 I do recall, as a kid, using 2.54xxxxx when converting cm to in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (5IJky)


No "xxxxx"s. 2.54 is exact.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (8gDQu)

593 Radiohead, No surprises

https://youtu.be/u5CVsCnxyXg

Postmodern Jukebox 1930s version

https://youtu.be/upb2m2JTGGA

Alabama Shakes, Don't Wanna Fight

https://youtu.be/nin-fiNz50M

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (rnAwa)

594 Didn't the Babylonians use base 60?

Yup* ... because it's got more exact divisors than 10. For the same reason there are 360 degrees in a circle. For astronomy with limited technology.

* IIRC, Babylonians may have inherited it from someone earlier ... checks wikipedia ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexagesimal

Sumerians and passed down to the Babylonians.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (vWMNq)

595 Didn't the Babylonians use base 60?
Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (cAnNx)


Yep, as did crystallographers, e.g, Dorothy Hodgkin, because 60 is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 12, and thus commensurate with basically everything a crystallographer needed to deal with.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (YqDXo)

596 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (rp9xB)

My guess her mom wore the pants in the family and got her way with naming the little bastard

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 06, 2017 12:24 AM (3/sUh)

597 First, teach inmates at Compton High to divide by 6, 8, 12, and 16. Then get back to me.

Hell, teach them to count to 16, then get back to me.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:19 AM (YqDXo)


They understand 8-balls so I don't think they have a problem with those calculations.

That's only half a joke.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:24 AM (8gDQu)

598 No "xxxxx"s. 2.54 is exact.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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Only since 1965, or so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (5IJky)

599 He didn't seem to care much who lived in Nevada
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (rp9xB)


tHat'S wHy i dO iT hErE

iN tHe cOlD dEsErTs oF sEaRcHlIgHtTtTtttt...

Posted by: Sen. Reid at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (y87Qq)

600 I don't think having to do a little arithmetic is going to kill anyone

AAAARRRRGGGH

choke

* gurgle *

Posted by: They said... there'd be... no rithmatickss... gasp at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (3rpCw)

601 evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 12,"

Careful, that's getting close to maths. On this here blog...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (MINbv)

602 To reciprocat Benjamin Netanyahu will recognize Trump as the Quizat Haderach. It's touching.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (rnAwa)

603 I find the family history interesting; where they came from, what they did, and why did they come here. A 2x great grandfather was an iron worker in Wales, probably involved in the Chartist Rebellion. Another ancestor was a veteran of the Mexican War, and so on. It's just interesting.
Posted by: Lirio100 at December 06, 2017 12:12 AM (JK7Jw)

I find it interesting as well. My mother's cousin has traced our family tree and they send interesting documents. It's fascinating.

Posted by: CaliGirl at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (Ri/rl)

604 Those would be the peat bogs where my other ancestors killed them.
I thought you looked familiar.

Posted by: zombie tollund man at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (QCX64)

605 Didn't the Babylonians use base 60?

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:18 AM (cAnNx)


We still do for time.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (8gDQu)

606 Except for the "second." Nature wouldn't cooperate with decimal time I guess.

Purely a matter of convention. We could perfectly well have 100 seconds to the minute. The problem is that the year is defined by the transit time around the sun, which is 365.25 days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (YqDXo)

607 First, teach inmates at Compton High to divide by 6, 8, 12, and 16. Then get back to me.
---
they already use the metric system, to turn grams into grands...

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (wqFbh)

608
Since '59, the foot has been defined in terms of the meter 1 ft = 0.3048 m. And an inch is defined as 1/12 of a foot, so we have 30.48/12 = 2.54 exactly.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (8O3HH)

609 Qdpsteve, just answered you.

Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (QDvfw)

610 No "xxxxx"s. 2.54 is exact.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (8gDQu)

Not true. The imperial inch used to be a little bit different from 2.54 cm. The US defined the inch as 2.54 cm exactly. I think the Brits abandoned the distinction eventually but they also went metric (as we did in Canada).

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:27 AM (vWMNq)

611 I don't see it as "revering" anything, it's just simple curiosity. My husband and I hate the Ancestry commercials--being 23% Swedish, for instance, doesn't make anyone actually Swedish. Sometimes it can explain oral history; I have one ancestor who was supposed to have run out on the Franco-Prussian war. When I found out from where and when he left Germany turns out he was avoiding the draft when Bismark was reorganizing the army before that war started. A draft dodger, not AWOL....

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 06, 2017 12:27 AM (JK7Jw)

612 No "xxxxx"s. 2.54 is exact.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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Only since 1965, or so.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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1959

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:27 AM (5IJky)

613
The pound is also defined in terms of the kg. One US pound (mass) defined as 0.45359237 kg.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:28 AM (8O3HH)

614 However, I do see where everyone would have their own personal agendas and want/need to verify, embrace, bring to a closure, etc., a family lineage"

Really? 'Cause I don't really care.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (MINbv)

My bad...I should have stated everyone COULD have... I needed a better clarification. I have know idea how I wrote it that way.

Posted by: texcat dementia at December 06, 2017 12:28 AM (wf3RQ)

615
586 However, I do see where everyone would have their own personal agendas and want/need to verify, embrace, bring to a closure, etc., a family lineage.

No, I get that. I've looked into which peat bogs my ancestors come from. Those would be the peat bogs where my other ancestors killed them.

I get the curiosity about ancestry. It's just the sacred land part I don't get.

(I will carve out a buzzion exception for Israel, for polliwogette's reasons).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:21 AM (fuK7c



But here's the thing. For a lot of those other people, not just the Jews, the land is special to them in similar ways. Even going to the pastoral nomads of the Steppe who didn't their own land, the ancestral burial grounds were pretty special to them too.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (cAnNx)

616 Only since 1965, or so.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:25 AM (5IJky)


Pretty much for all of my life. I don't really care what the world was doing before I existed.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (8gDQu)

617 "Ostensibly" monogamous.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (w7KSn)

618 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (eLdT9

Mutts, by God we are all Mutts

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 05, 2017 11:29 PM (3/sUh)


Speak for yourself little pup!

Posted by: Catgirls everywhere at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (itfg0)

619 Posted by: shibumi at December 06, 2017 12:22 AM (aT+Bx)

A no-cost, as opposed to moving the embassy which moki has experience with and says would be hard, gesture that should have been done decades ago. The only people who are upset about are the ones who wouldn't be happy no matter what we did. I keep hitting a "not even Reagan managed to do that" in so many of the things Trump has accomplished ( and I believe Reagan was a sincere conservative unlike latter R presidents).

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (rp9xB)

620 Norwood is saying the absentees and military votes won't be counted until Thursday so she isn't conceding. Then a recount.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 12:29 AM (rnXGe)

621 So I think the blog at the National Bureau of Standards is going to start linking the ONT.


They talk about sports, guns, cars, and female anatomy over there, apparently.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 12:30 AM (QDnY+)

622 Flaming Skull in the sidebar? That seems like it could be dangerous.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 12:30 AM (zmvwV)

623
Since '59, the foot has been defined in terms of the meter 1 ft = 0.3048 m. And an inch is defined as 1/12 of a foot, so we have 30.48/12 = 2.54 exactly.
Posted by: publius

------------
I do recall, as a kid, using 2.54xxxxx when converting cm to in.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:30 AM (5IJky)

624 guns, cars, and female anatomy"

Well, one must have standards then...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (MINbv)

625 The problem is that the year is defined by the transit time around the sun, which is 365.25 days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (YqDXo)


The islamic world doesn't care about the Earth's travels around the sun, at all.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (8gDQu)

626 Yep, as did crystallographers, e.g, Dorothy Hodgkin, because 60 is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 12, and thus commensurate with basically everything a crystallographer needed to deal with.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (YqDXo)


Got crystal?

Posted by: N-methylamphetamine at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (itfg0)

627 I love history, devour readings and love to go to historical places.
I visited the ruins of the castle where Richard the I (he of the lion heart) was imprisoned. And eventually ransomed.
Big thrill for me.
It must have sucked for him, tho'

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (w7KSn)

628 Oh god ... it's even more complicated than that:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inch

The US also uses "Survey Inches" for land measurement where the inch is defined as 1/39.37 m and results in a 1/8th inch difference over a mile.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (vWMNq)

629

Just tapped a bottle of Hibiki Master Select... excellent...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 12:32 AM (t3kPl)

630 Yep, as did crystallographers, e.g, Dorothy Hodgkin, because 60 is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, and 12, and thus commensurate with basically everything a crystallographer needed to deal with.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:23 AM (YqDXo)


I always did enjoy being able to get a highly reactive crystal on þe olde diffractometer before they when kablooy

Posted by: The Thermal Ellipsoid Hat at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (itfg0)

631 being 23% Swedish, for instance, doesn't make anyone actually Swedish.


Oh, that's what peeves me the most. There's one with a girl who finds out that she's Nigerian and she puts on a Nigerian headpiece and feels connected with her culture. And the worse one is the guy who grew up wearing lederhosen and dancing German folk dances but just found out he's Scottish so he bought a kilt.

Your culture is your people and their stories. If you grew up in lederhosen, kilts are not your culture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (fuK7c)

632 Why in God's name would anyone adopt a non-decimal system? Do you like dividing by 6, or 12, or 16?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Ask the Babylonians. Base 60.
Divisible by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10 etc.
Still used today!
Ddd.mm.ss for angles and Hh.mm.ss for time.
Assume 360 D every 24H or 15 D/H.
In navigation usefull approximation, 15s arc ~1s time

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (y46oT)

633 Is it just me or have we been in an extraordinarily metrological mood the past couple nights?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (ZgKFD)

634 Mutts? Maybe Bill Murray...

But Uni and I? Nyah nyah nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 12:34 AM (QDvfw)

635 I visited the ruins of the castle where Richard the I (he of the lion heart) was imprisoned"

Durnstein?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:34 AM (MINbv)

636 I love history, devour readings and love to go to historical places.
I visited the ruins of the castle where Richard the I (he of the lion heart) was imprisoned. And eventually ransomed.
Big thrill for me.
It must have sucked for him, tho'


-----------

He supposedly was treated pretty well, and his penchant as a raconteur made him the life of the party.

He just couldn't leave until England was nearly bankrupted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 06, 2017 12:34 AM (zmvwV)

637 I'm one quarter Romu...um... VULCAN!

Really, one quarter Vulcan... no Romulan here...

Wait, who'se talking about Romulans???

Posted by: Crewman Simon Tarses at December 06, 2017 12:34 AM (itfg0)

638 I propose that we redefine ALL units of measure, for anything, as the Bint (single) and the Berk (multiple).
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2017 11:39 PM (t3kPl)


The "Util" is the base unit for econometrical determination of marginal utility, and I feel it should be benchmarked against "two cigarettes and a decent cup of coffee"

Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 12:34 AM (2K6fY)

639 Anna, nyah back.:-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 06, 2017 12:35 AM (eMKNe)

640
Oh, that's what peeves me the most. There's one with a girl who
finds out that she's Nigerian and she puts on a Nigerian headpiece and
feels connected with her culture. And the worse one is the guy who grew
up wearing lederhosen and dancing German folk dances but just found out
he's Scottish so he bought a kilt.



Your culture is your people and their stories. If you grew up in lederhosen, kilts are not your culture.
---

I also think part of it is the liberal need to belong to a victim group.

Look, I'm white, but really, I'm a genetically a black, and blacks are victims! Or part American indian, they were victims, so I'm a victim. My Ancestry Gives Me Special Victim Status!!!

Posted by: shibumi at December 06, 2017 12:36 AM (aT+Bx)

641 No real comparison between Trump finally implementing (instead of waiving) the Jerusalem embassy law, and earlier presidents doing it. Like normalizing with China in 1972, vs. 1952. Different worlds.


Taking nothing away from Trump, of course. Main value will be the agony of the clueless Beltway "peace process" industry, and the other usual suspects (watch for idiotic presumptive statements by arrogant, useless European states).


Curious about push-back on the move as it was considered, if any, from inside the Trump part of the Trump foreign policy apparatus.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 12:36 AM (QDnY+)

642 And the worse one is the guy who grew up wearing lederhosen and dancing German folk dances but just found out he's Scottish so he bought a kilt.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (fuK7c)


That's the funniest one. It's a shame they didn't go into the details of the ancestry of the transient laborers who used to work at the family home ...

ANd I do think that that guy finally found his place ... wearing a skirt.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:36 AM (8gDQu)

643 Durnstein, yes.

Posted by: navybrat at December 06, 2017 12:36 AM (w7KSn)

644
The second has a long history, with much history. But basically, the idea was we're going to divide the day up into parts, and with the base 60 stuff and all that we came up with the second.

The day is divided into 24 hours, and a hour into 60 part, called minutes, and that itself into 60 parts called seconds. This was thus that fraction of the mean solar day (which depends on the earth's orbital motion, not it's true inertial rotational period, the sidereal day).

As our precision of measurement and astrophysical understanding progressed, it was realized that this day actually varied slightly all the time, so they defined the second in terms of the tropical year.

But then atomic time came along, given a much more accurate standard (Cs-133). This is the why they have do the leap second thing ever so often. To keep atomic time-of-day in sync with astronomical time, which is basically where the sun is relative to the earth in complicated fashion.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:36 AM (8O3HH)

645 Mary Martha Corrine Morrison Claiborne Boggs Roberts.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:11 AM (8O3HH)



HOLY CRAP I hate parents who can't make up their FRICKIN minds.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 12:37 AM (2K6fY)

646 http://www.design.caltech.edu/ erik/Misc/Twain_english.html

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling


by Mark Twain


For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped
to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer
be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained
would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2
might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the
same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with
"i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all.
Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear
with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12
or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants.
Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi
ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz
ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli.
Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud
hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.



Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:37 AM (vWMNq)

647 Your culture is your people and their stories. If you grew up in lederhosen, kilts are not your culture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (fuK7c)


But your genes still matter. A lot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:38 AM (8gDQu)

648 Obviously shoulda been "presumptuous" statements by arrogant, useless European states.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 12:38 AM (QDnY+)

649 Your culture is your people and their stories. If you grew up in lederhosen, kilts are not your culture.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:33 AM (fuK7c)


Might be a fun afternoon, though. The true test is when served bad haggis and worse Robert Burns poetry reading


Posted by: Kindltot at December 06, 2017 12:39 AM (2K6fY)

650 But your genes still matter. A lot"

Wrangler. My preference...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:39 AM (MINbv)

651 The US also uses "Survey Inches" for land
measurement where the inch is defined as 1/39.37 m and results in a
1/8th inch difference over a mile.
Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:31 AM (vWMNq)

Wait until you get to the ounce vs. the troy ounce. Then graduate to the short ton, long ton and metric ton.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 12:40 AM (rnXGe)

652
They were going to call Cokie "Corrine", but one of her brothers couldn't pronounce it right and said something that sounded like "Cokie", so that's how she got that.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 12:41 AM (8O3HH)

653 But your genes still matter. A lot.


Meaning?

(seriously, I don't know where you're coming from).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:41 AM (fuK7c)

654 Husband HATES the lederhosen one. We're American but part of the fun in tracing family history is figuring out where some of the pieces of culture came from. My dad's father was the son of English/Welsh parents and his mother was from German families. So, my dad was as likely to tell me not to get all het up as he was to call "komen sie In" when we had guests. I also had no idea that German potato salad was ethnic until I was an adult....

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 06, 2017 12:41 AM (JK7Jw)

655


Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 12:40 AM


I can't fathom what you're on about.

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:42 AM (vWMNq)

656

Levi 501 button fly - the button fly drives women mad with desire...

Also, safer.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 06, 2017 12:42 AM (t3kPl)

657 http://www.design.caltech.edu/ erik/Misc/Twain_english.html

A Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling

by Mark Twain

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:37 AM (vWMNq)


ᛋᛈᚱᚳᚪᚦ ᚫᚾᚸᛚᛁᛋᚳ ᚩᚦᚦᛖ ᚪᚠᚫᚱ

Posted by: Se Léodweardprætt Hæt at December 06, 2017 12:42 AM (itfg0)

658 Meant to share: had a Looney Tunes-like situation with Microsoft Excel today.

I work with a spreadsheet that has both hidden columns and rows. Anyway, I found it's tricky to then unhide anything without unhiding EVERYTHING.

So I was trying this and that, and nothing worked. Finally for some reason I don't even know, I selected the entire spreadsheet and hit 'hide.' The ENTIRE spreadsheet disappeared.

So I tried to open the spreadsheet again, in Excel. It was showing up in the Finder (I use a Mac at work), but it would. not. open.

Finally I went to Numbers, the Mac's proprietary version of Word, to try to open it. It finally *did* open, and with all the hidden items unhidden. I exported it back to Excel, and I had my spreadsheet back.

Just made me chuckle that choosing the entire spreadsheet, and hitting 'hide,' would make the ENTIRE DOCUMENT un-openable in the system. Kind of like a Warner Bros cartoon where the antagonist takes off so many layers of costumes, he finally accidentally takes off his own skin and ceases to exist...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 06, 2017 12:43 AM (eMKNe)

659 Oops... Numbers is the Mac's proprietary version of Excel, not Word.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 06, 2017 12:44 AM (eMKNe)

660 659
Oops...

LOL ... obviously

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:45 AM (vWMNq)

661 Oh, SQUEEEEEE!

Thank you, Mis Hum, for that Nat King Cole "Christmas Song" embed! I think it was just last night I named that as my favorite (non-carol, non-hymn) Christmas music!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 06, 2017 12:46 AM (QU+qf)

662 Is it just me or have we been in an extraordinarily metrological mood the past couple nights?
Posted by: Aetius451AD
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Give 'em an inch...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:47 AM (5IJky)

663 It's got everything but a mower deck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 12:47 AM (oPNmq)

664 It's got everything but a mower deck.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

I've been trying to figure out what model it is.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:49 AM (5IJky)

665 663 It's got everything but a mower deck.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 12:47 AM (oPNmq)

I looked at that and was trying to figure out what the joke would be for that punchline.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:49 AM (ZgKFD)

666 Something like, Lena Dunham is like a riding lawnmower- all she's missing is the mower deck.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (ZgKFD)

667 time?

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (wqFbh)

668 It's got everything but a mower deck.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Including a 'necker's knob' to free up the trigger hand.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (5IJky)

669 Oyasumi minna

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (QDvfw)

670 Give 'em an inch...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 06, 2017 12:47 AM (5IJky)


And feed them well...

Posted by: Scorpions at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (itfg0)

671 How many cats Pelosi has? presumably none.

This is a woman who once around 2008 posted a cat video that turned out to be a Rick Roll, ergo she exceeds most in her hatred of cats and cat people.

From my time living in SF it is my understanding that she has a dog but no cats.

So stop insulting cat ladies

Posted by: Roy LC at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (4R0HU)

672 644 ... But then atomic time came along, ...

Actually that's not the reason. The reason is that the earth's day and year vary slightly due to perturbations from the other planets (mainly jupiter). Atomic time is more "regular".

And just as the astronomical definition was superceded, the Cesium clock may be also. See:

https://tinyurl.com/yaely36g

(which I also posted at 552 above).

Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:52 AM (vWMNq)

673 Meaning?

(seriously, I don't know where you're coming from).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 12:41 AM (fuK7c)


Meaning that if you descend from Scots then you ARE Scottish (to whatever extent it's in your blood) no matter what your upbringing was. And there will be many characteristics and traits that you will likely share with your blood ancestors and society. You are who you actually are. There's no getting away from that.

Yes, the guy in the ad is a dork but that an issue particular to him.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at December 06, 2017 12:52 AM (8gDQu)

674 669 Oyasumi minna
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at December 06, 2017 12:51 AM (QDvfw)

You're welcome? Did google get that translation right?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 12:54 AM (ZgKFD)

675 Deadpool is offering tattoos at the Brazil Comic Con.

https://youtu.be/1FIvIiVopUk

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at December 06, 2017 12:55 AM (cAnNx)

676 Posted by: Se Léodweardprętt Hęt at December 06, 2017 12:42 AM (itfg0)

Wait, I cant type a single quote without the post getting rejected but that gets through?

Pixy just rejected the copy/paste too

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 12:55 AM (rnXGe)

677 characteristics and traits that you will likely share with your blood ancestors and society"

So gingers...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 06, 2017 12:57 AM (MINbv)

678 Wait, I cant type a single quote without the post getting rejected but that gets through?


The Hat and Pixy have some sort of side deal. I haven't figured it out, but it involves moon phases, virgin sacrifice, and hobo pelts, but mostly hobo pelts.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 01:00 AM (fuK7c)

679 those door mats were funny, but i want a door mat with the Saudi Arabian flag on it...


Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 01:00 AM (wqFbh)

680 The Hat and Pixy have some sort of side deal. I
haven't figured it out, but it involves moon phases, virgin sacrifice,
and hobo pelts, but mostly hobo pelts.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 06, 2017 01:00 AM (fuK7c)

Metric hobo pelt?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at December 06, 2017 01:01 AM (rnXGe)

681 I was going to rob a federal bank and spit on the counter so I could save a few bucks on a DNA test but remembered that the FBI labs are known for crappy results.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 06, 2017 01:02 AM (e1mEI)

682 Speaking of math, something about the Steinle murderer doesn't add up.

I thought I had heard Zarate accidentally shot her when he decided to shoot at a sea lion. Now I guess they are saying the gun was wrapped in a teeshirt and he didn't know it was a gun until it discharged. Therefore the gun possession charge should be dropped.

How can he not have known it was a gun if he had decided to shoot a sea lion with it?

Are they really going to rub our noses in this miscarriage of justice and find him innocent of touching a gun after he himself stated he tried to shoot a sea lion?

"Ha ha, losers; it has nothing to do with any laws, just whether we want to punish someone or not."

Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2017 01:04 AM (/A+Cl)

683 Real socialism

I would be disinclined to support an ideology so very prone to being betrayed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) feels optimistic at December 06, 2017 01:05 AM (WbIyz)

684 Was thinking Moore should consider caucusing as an independent with the Rs, and demand quite a bit to be counted on for purposes of forming the majority, etc. In recent times all "independents" have been stupid, authoritarian Dems who find some advantage (probably kabuki for their dim constituents) in pretending to be "independent".


Moore would have legit reasons for independent status (bogus or real), especially keeping his distance from the "leadership" and the most loathsome of the GOP senators (who might soon include the pathetic Romney).


If 2018 results in "GOP" gains in numbers, and esp. disappearance of some useless Rs, then such a gambit might become moot. But something to consider. He's certainly going to have a very unconventional entry if he wins, which seems very likely.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 01:07 AM (QDnY+)

685 There is just over in hour remaining to vote for the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees at rockhall.com if anybody is
interested. The five I vote for are Dire Straits, Nina Simone, Sister
Rosetta Tharpe, Bond Jovi, and Radiohead.

Posted by: tankdemon at December 05, 2017 10:42 PM (8qq8B)

Nina Simone and Rosetta Tharpe are not Rock musicians. And they would probably consider such an appellation as demeaning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 01:08 AM (oPNmq)

686 683 Real socialism

I would be disinclined to support an ideology so very prone to being betrayed.
Posted by: Grump928(C) feels optimistic at December 06, 2017 01:05 AM (WbIyz)

Seems hard to get right, don't it?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at December 06, 2017 01:08 AM (ZgKFD)

687 >The US also uses "Survey Inches" for land measurement where the inch is defined as 1/39.37 m and results in a 1/8th inch difference over a mile.

Don't sneer. Actually, the US survey foot differs from the International foot due to changes in definition of the meter.

Most US State Plane coordinate systems have arbirtary origins which define using US Survey feet, such that very small differences in definitions, over 10's of millions units in East and North origin, make measureable differences in position, in the order of 10's of feet.

You can't build a bridge, survey property, or lay out a road, with this kind of inconsistancy. Most beginning engineers learn this the hard way, and their employers have insurance for it.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 06, 2017 01:11 AM (y46oT)

688 Wait, I cant type a single quote without the post getting rejected but that gets through?
=======================

For whatever reason, I've found that contractions and some punctuation on my iPhone cause Pixy to burp. Don't use my Mac very often, so I don't know if the phone issues extend to the Mac.

It likes my PC better.

Posted by: Barack Obama is a bad, bad man at December 06, 2017 01:12 AM (XlbwU)

689 Well Emmie nothing is too stupid, orwellian, or evil for much of the country you call home, esp. of course places like SF or most of CA.


But wait, there are apparently going to be federal charges against the pinniped terrorist.


I think CA's insane, idiotic law against cooperation with ICE does not extend to certain criminal matters, so there might be a "legal" way for SF LE to do the decent and normal and sane thing, and hand him over.


If not, Sessions' comical phony war against "sanctuary" crime will be highlighted as the farce it is. In a way that will be hard to hide.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

690 Posted by: Emmie at December 06, 2017 01:04 AM (/A+Cl)

Was wondering the same. I guess his defense team just realized that shooting *at* a protected species was considered worse than actually killing a human.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 01:18 AM (rp9xB)

691 You can't build a bridge, survey property, or lay out a road, with this kind of inconsistancy.

And yet, you don't have to give a shit how to spell, because Engineer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 06, 2017 01:18 AM (H5rtT)

692 Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 01:13 AM (QDnY+)

At what point does Trump have to call in the National Guard to enforce the law?

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 06, 2017 01:21 AM (rp9xB)

693 And yet, you don't have to give a shit how to spell, because Engineer.

---
Professional Engineers always request 'check my work' before it moves forward.

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 06, 2017 01:25 AM (y46oT)

694 Goodnight, you f'n Morons. Love ya.

Posted by: Johnny at December 06, 2017 01:26 AM (kUotE)

695 Posted by: Off the reservation at December 06, 2017 12:37 AM (vWMNq)

Laugh if you must, but Twain's little ditty is basically setting up the concept of the International Phonetic Alphabet.

(g'devnin', Horde!)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2017 01:29 AM (hcyUh)

696
Heck, I am so old I book Elvis's 45rpm Blue Suede Shoes when I was 8.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (KJ2QQ)

Heh. They were still pressing 78's when Elvis became a hot seller, and I have a couple of his songs on 78.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 01:30 AM (oPNmq)

697 Polliwog, National Guard is not the way to fix this. But there are aggressive, concrete steps Washington could take to begin the process of suppressing the lawlessness. I've outlined them here many times. No sign Trump and team have any interest in doing any of them.


When your WH, apparently, can't even advise you that the disappearance of an appropriations process basically robs you of your veto power on the most important measures, there's not much hope or prospect of serious action.


If Zarate doesn't get federal conviction and time, the rebellion has won. Even if he does, it's merely holding the line, barely. At this point I see little chance the rebellion will be defeated in the time allotted, which is very short.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 06, 2017 01:31 AM (QDnY+)

698 Heck, I am so old I book Elvis's 45rpm Blue Suede Shoes when I was 8.

Posted by: colfax mingo at December 05, 2017 11:28 PM (KJ2QQ)

Heh. They were still pressing 78's when Elvis became a hot seller, and I have a couple of his songs on 78.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 01:30 AM (oPNmq)

Those are the big ones, right? and the 45s were the little ones?

(whose lawn is it off which I must get?)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2017 01:33 AM (hcyUh)

699 And yet, you don't have to give a shit how to spell, because Engineer.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at December 06, 2017 01:18 AM (H5rtT)

Yes.

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 01:33 AM (hQt/L)

700 The watt balance is not something one is going to
construct in one's backyard. The idea is to make standard units
dependent on some definition based on physical processes that could be
easily replicated, allowing one to start over from scratch, as it were.



However, "easy" is relative with technology. The watt balance
was no feasible until recently. Also, the definition of the Kelvin in
terms of energy requires some fancy experimental set up as well.



Why they wanted to just define Avogadro's number I don't know.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 05, 2017 11:34 PM (8O3HH)

I am suspecting that the manufacturers of tape measures, bathroom scales, and wall thermometers are not going to spend sleepless nights worrying about this.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 01:35 AM (oPNmq)

701 whose lawn is it off which I must get?)
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2017 01:33 AM (hcyUh)

Just start walking.

We will tell you when to stop.

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 01:36 AM (hQt/L)

702 702?

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 01:45 AM (hQt/L)

703 Good night, y'all.

Posted by: tbodie at December 06, 2017 01:46 AM (hQt/L)

704 702 702?


Denied!

Posted by: The 702 Approval Committee at December 06, 2017 01:51 AM (fuK7c)

705 Purely a matter of convention. We could perfectly
well have 100 seconds to the minute. The problem is that the year is
defined by the transit time around the sun, which is 365.25 days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (YqDXo)

We need to erect a series of giant air-brakes around the Equator, to slow down the Earth's rotation a tad, so as to make the year 365 days exactly. No more leap years. Think of the savings to be had on calendars!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 01:55 AM (oPNmq)

706 The weather changes in Galveston, as forecast, are to be sudden, dramatic and unkind.

This, I already know.

The five stainless screws which hold my left ankle in place, are screaming in protest, even now.

Pouring Moar Bourbon. And I'd snap a 500mg Vicodin in half as a chaser if I had any of 'em.

Pain doesn't build character. Pain simply sucks.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 02:00 AM (QzJWU)

707 >> We need to erect a series of giant air-brakes around the Equator

There is a brake -- a tidal brake from the Moon that is slowly decreasing the rotational speed of the Earth. The interaction also drives the Moon farther away. At some point, the Earth would be in co-tide lock with the Moon.

However, the sun will go red giant, and the long term chaotic instability of the solar system will pull some tricks, long before then.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 02:04 AM (8O3HH)

708 We need to erect a series of giant air-brakes around the Equator, to slow down the Earth's rotation a tad,


I tried that. You'll just have everyone's time perception off a tad. And then there will be all the sports betting and stock market trading abuse.

Posted by: Superman at December 06, 2017 02:05 AM (fuK7c)

709 And I'm totally not saying that ace has a handle on this or calls it his time machine or anything. He doesn't have one.

Posted by: Superman at December 06, 2017 02:06 AM (fuK7c)

710 I am suspecting that the manufacturers of tape measures, bathroom scales, and wall thermometers are not going to spend sleepless nights worrying about this.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Barleycorns! 3 to the length inch, 3x3x3 to the cci (cubic corn inch), that cci volume of water heated in one minute from barely frozen by completely burning 1cc barleycorns equal 1 degree C (cornT)

Posted by: Claude Rains at December 06, 2017 02:06 AM (y46oT)

711 Those are the big ones, right? and the 45s were the little ones?



(whose lawn is it off which I must get?)

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 06, 2017 01:33 AM (hcyUh)

45's were 7 inches, with a large center hole to fit a purpose-built changer, product of RCA. 78's came out much earlier, and most singles were 10-inch records, and there were also albums, consisting of a number of 12" discs in a binder. (Normally used for classical music.)
There were other formats, too, besides the 33 1/3 RPM LP's, which I assume you are familiar with.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 02:10 AM (oPNmq)

712 Here's where the measurement standards meet the real world.

Will an Airbus A-380 manufactured in 2021 be interchangeable in terms of parts and components, with an A-380 manufactured in 2015?

Put this question to the engine manufacturers, especially.

Shit gets real on the assembly line.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


p.s.

hasta la nite nite, horde.

Posted by: Jim at December 06, 2017 02:13 AM (QzJWU)

713 Of course, with the time displacement you can sneak into the showers at the girls' track team locker room and be back out before they can accuse you of anything.

Not that I would condone that.

Posted by: Superman at December 06, 2017 02:16 AM (fuK7c)

714 Don't worry, the changes made by these redefinitions of the SI units will be so small as to be of no practical import. We're talking changes way to the right, many, many decimal places.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 02:17 AM (8O3HH)

715 Purely a matter of convention. We could perfectly
well have 100 seconds to the minute. The problem is that the year is
defined by the transit time around the sun, which is 365.25 days.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at December 06, 2017 12:26 AM (YqDXo)


The French tried Metric Time.

It was too much even for them.

Posted by: The Duodecal Hat at December 06, 2017 02:21 AM (itfg0)

716 Don't worry, the changes made by these redefinitions
of the SI units will be so small as to be of no practical import.
We're talking changes way to the right, many, many decimal places.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 02:17 AM (8O3HH)

Hence my 700.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 06, 2017 02:21 AM (oPNmq)

717 I was just reading the history of the US "survey foot" vs current foot, the Imperial versions and all that.

In Imperial, pre '59, the foot was defined in terms of the Imperial Yard, which was a separate physical standard.

In the US, between 1893 and '59, the foot was defined in terms of the meter as 1200/3937 m. The '59 change shortened the foot by about 2ppm (and 1.7 ppm longer than the Imperial foot).

Much survery data had been compiled by then, using the 1893 foot. State laws vary on which foot is to be used for official survey purposes. 24 states required the old survey foot, 8 require the new '59 foot, and the rest haven't said.

Then there was some USGS thingy about coordinate systems, and the states adopted various rules about that, which is sort of different from the surveying laws.

It's sort of a mess.

Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear at December 06, 2017 02:38 AM (8O3HH)

718 think it's time for me to pull the plug too...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 06, 2017 03:00 AM (wqFbh)

719 think it's time for me to pull the plug too...

less wear and tear on the plug, if you just flip the switch ...

just sayin'

Posted by: Adriane the Technology Critic ... at December 06, 2017 03:14 AM (AoK0a)

720 Night all.

Here is what they're singing down at the 110% Demo precincts...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uKbIkYGsIg

Posted by: The Political Hat at December 06, 2017 03:15 AM (itfg0)

721
I think I have the place to myself. Let's check.


The bank repossessed my riding lawnmower. They notified me by sending me a John Deere letter.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 06, 2017 03:21 AM (wPiJc)

722 Yup.

Ah well. Sorry I missed the conversation about measurements. I'm seeing some interesting trends in the EMR vis-a-vis measuring.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 06, 2017 03:27 AM (wPiJc)

723 717 I was just reading the history of the US "survey foot" vs current foot, the Imperial versions and all that.

In Imperial, pre '59, the foot was defined in terms of the Imperial Yard, which was a separate physical standard.

In the US, between 1893 and '59, the foot was defined in terms of the meter as 1200/3937 m. The '59 change shortened the foot by about 2ppm (and 1.7 ppm longer than the Imperial foot).

Much survery data had been compiled by then, using the 1893 foot. State laws vary on which foot is to be used for official survey purposes. 24 states required the old survey foot, 8 require the new '59 foot, and the rest haven't said.

Then there was some USGS thingy about coordinate systems, and the states adopted various rules about that, which is sort of different from the surveying laws.

It's sort of a mess.
Posted by: publius, the Persistent Poperin Pear


I briefly worked as a crew member on a survey team in my youth, and was told this amazing story by an old-timer:

Sometime in the early 1980s he had worked on a huge survey project for the government, re-mapping the New Mexico wilderness. The area had last been fully surveyed back in the late 1800s, and now that they had these new laser transits (which allow hyper-precise measurements in an instant, by bouncing laser beams off the reflector held up by the "chainman" and calculating the distance by measuring the time it takes to bounce back), it was time to update the ancient (and presumably inaccurate) survey.

Anyway, so he and a crew went out across the deserts of New Mexico with the latest and greatest equipment, and their job was to follow the footsteps of the original survey teams from the 1880s and 1890s, who had measured out the whole territory the old-fashioned way with brass chains.

Every time this guy and his team would measure their way out to some survey point in the middle of nowhere, they'd kick away the dust to discover that the original survey markers were still there -- and mind-bogglingly, they were always exactly precisely accurate, never more than 1/64th of an inch away from the absolutely precise measurement -- despite being measured out with brass chains in the blistering New Mexico desert in 1887 or whenever.

The guy was totally blown away by the skill and precision of the original surveyors a century earlier, so he researched how in the hell they did it. And his research gave him even MORE respect for them!

This is how sophisticated they were back in the 19th century:

Each master surveyor was expected to know the exact percentages of the metals in the alloy of the brass chain -- copper, zinc, etc. THEN, they were expected to be able to calculate just how much each metal type would expand at each degree of temperature. So, each and every time a chain was laid down to measure a distance, the surveyor would take the temperature on the ground where the chain was being laid, and then by hand calculate the coefficient of the metal expansion based on that temperature and the alloy of that specific chain.

So, for example, if he measured that it was 103.7 degrees fahrenheit, and the chain was 65% copper, 33.5% zinc and 1.5% lead, then a chain that was 100 feet long at the time of manufacture would under those conditions be (I'm just making up a random number here) 100.0471 feet long because the heat make the alloy expand, so they'd subtract .5652 inches from the point where the chain reached. Each and every single time, all day long.

The end result was a hyper-precision that still stood the test of time a hundred years later. Just totally jaw-dropping. The guy said that by the end of that job, he was in total awe of the original surveyors -- the new laser-assisted survey had not produced any improvement whatsoever! The original survey was literally perfect.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 03:35 AM (42M22)

724 That's a remarkable story. I wonder how much "Kentucky windage" the old surveyors used.


No matter how precisely anybody but my grandmother measured the flour none of us could ever reproduce her 'melt-in-your-mouth' cinnamon rolls. Yet she just eyeballed the amount of flour she used, poured out in her hand, and gauged by the feel of the dough. An amazing feat.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 06, 2017 03:44 AM (wPiJc)

725 smh
Hate when I'm right.
Unforced error, and he's paying a big price.
Reckless. Costly. Unnecessary. *sigh*

Just venting before bed.

And on Moore, if he wins, it could be a Pyrrhic victory.

That is all.

Night all you 29 yo peeps.

Posted by: Gumdrop Gorilla or Professor Chaos at December 06, 2017 03:45 AM (tNa3+)

726 45's were 7 inches, with a large center hole to fit a purpose-built changer, product of RCA. 78's came out much earlier, and most singles were 10-inch records, and there were also albums, consisting of a number of 12" discs in a binder. (Normally used for classical music.)
There were other formats, too, besides the 33 1/3 RPM LP's, which I assume you are familiar with.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


LITTLE-KNOWN, COMPLETELY INSANE RECORD RPM TRIVIA:

In addition to 78s, 45s and 33s, there was also a fourth rpm speed for records that was only rarely used: 16 2/3s rpm. The records made for this speed were usually 14 inches in diameter. They made special record players for the 16 rpms, which were almost exclusively only ever placed in one type of location: Can you guess where?

That's right -- on the tops of elevators! Yes, 16 rpm records were specifically made to be EXTREMELY long-play records, to entertain customers in department-store elevators, with a minimum need for having to "change the record" throughout the day. In fact, they'd have a stack of them, and when one ran out, the next would drop down -- so they'd only have to be reloaded once a night.

This, in fact, is the origin of the phrase "elevator music" -- orchestras were hired to play ultra-mild and ultra-slow versions of classic tunes for this very purpose, to put on 16 2/3s rpm records.

I've talked to many music "experts" over the years, and none of them knew any of this.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 03:49 AM (42M22)

727 Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 03:35 AM (42M22)

Great story.


Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 06, 2017 03:52 AM (ycWCI)

728 Cool story, zombie! I took a surveying class in college (required for Civil Engineering major), around 1979-1980. That was a couple of years before the new transits came on the scene - and we had to take the chains out and adjust for external temperature as well.

We had to level the transits by hand, too - loads of fun....NOT.
When those new transits came out, I marvelled at what they could do.

Never got to actually use one, though - by the time they came on the scene, I was a stay-at-home mom, and loving every minute of it!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 06, 2017 04:01 AM (uDcBt)

729 728 Cool story, zombie! I took a surveying class in college (required for Civil Engineering major), around 1979-1980. That was a couple of years before the new transits came on the scene - and we had to take the chains out and adjust for external temperature as well.

We had to level the transits by hand, too - loads of fun....NOT.
When those new transits came out, I marvelled at what they could do.

Never got to actually use one, though - by the time they came on the scene, I was a stay-at-home mom, and loving every minute of it!
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas


Your story made me curious as to when the electronic/laser/light-based transits first hit the market. According to wikipedia:

"During the late 1950s Geodimeter introduced electronic distance measurement (EDM) equipment. EDM units use a multi frequency phase shift of light waves to find a distance. These instruments saved the need for days or weeks of chain measurement by measuring between points kilometers apart in one go.

Advances in electronics allowed miniaturization of EDM. In the 1970s the first instruments combining angle and distance measurement appeared, becoming known as total stations. Manufacturers added more equipment by degrees, bringing improvements in accuracy and speed of measurement..."

So, yeah, both your story and his story agree -- early '80s sounds about right for the cool new transits to start becoming commonplace.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 04:11 AM (42M22)

730 We used a transit for site layouts at the last company I worked for. Broughg it home to find my front property pins as being in the road they were not there. Everything is lasers now

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2017 04:25 AM (aC6Sd)

731 There was a girl named Gloria that used to work on a survey crew with me. She often partied so hard on the weekends that when the start of the week rolled around she would call in and take the first day of the week off. Someone else would have to run the transit for her on those days. It didn't last long.

We would call that day sick Gloria transit Monday.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 06, 2017 04:35 AM (wPiJc)

732 What kind of different woman is Chelsea Handler referring to? A chick with a dick? I never know anymore.

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 04:53 AM (2X7pN)

733 We would call that day sick Gloria transit Monday.
Posted by: Muldoon


Golf clap, as I sit all alone in a vast ornate rococo concert hall, in the third-to-last row, the last person on earth to appreciate your 14th-century puns.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 04:53 AM (42M22)

734 To funny

Posted by: Skip at December 06, 2017 04:56 AM (aC6Sd)

735 We would call that day sick Gloria transit Monday.
============
It could have been Gloria I dont like Mondays and shot up the place!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 04:57 AM (2X7pN)

736 England arrested, and prosecuted, a Member of Parliament for daring to quote Winston Churchill in public.

That pretty much sums up the degree of "freedom" possessed by citizens in the UK today.

Posted by: Aarradin at December 06, 2017 04:59 AM (5kvQv)

737 "But they have the self-esteem, amirite?"

I like to remind smug Brits that their entire country is too small for us to park all our cars in.

Posted by: Aarradin at December 06, 2017 05:02 AM (5kvQv)

738 Golf clap, as I sit all alone in a vast ornate rococo concert hall, in the third-to-last row, the last person on earth to appreciate your 14th-century puns.

--

2nd to the last

*wanders in from the bathroom*

Posted by: Votermom's phone at December 06, 2017 05:06 AM (hMwEB)

739 In what universe is a tax cut a PR disaster? The Make Believe Media should just write a daily WE HATE TRUMP headline.

Who are they polling? What are the polling questions?

Q: Do you want to give the rich a fistful of cash used to slap the food out of babys mouths?

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 05:06 AM (2X7pN)

740 Imma get willpower!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 05:09 AM (2X7pN)

741 Dammit should be Willowed! Autocorrect may be the worst program ever created!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 05:11 AM (2X7pN)

742 Autocorrect may be the worst program ever created!

Posted by: Concerned Peoples Front, Splitter Chapter at December 06, 2017 05:11 AM (2X7pN)


Yep. I've gone back to using Wite-Out.

Posted by: Miklos Molnar at December 06, 2017 05:23 AM (zCyNd)

743 So, yeah, both your story and his story agree -- early '80s sounds about right for the cool new transits to start becoming commonplace.
Posted by: zombie

I was running classic transits on my Dad's job sites thru 1983.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2017 05:25 AM (ivH7y)

744 I was running classic transits on my Dad's job sites thru 1983.

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2017 05:25 AM (ivH7y)


Before the first TI calculators, it was really a serious task to calculate all those distances in metric barleycorns.

Bet the kids can't do that on a slide rule.

Posted by: Miklos "TI-30" Molnar at December 06, 2017 05:28 AM (zCyNd)

745 Michelson and Morley measured the speed of light by trailing knotted ropes from a tachyon as it passed through the phlogiston.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 05:35 AM (42M22)

746 Michelson and Morley measured the speed of light by trailing knotted ropes from a tachyon as it passed through the phlogiston.

Posted by: zombie at December 06, 2017 05:35 AM (42M22)


Ergo, the measurements are expressed in quipu, validating much of the theoretical work of Prof. von Daniken.

Posted by: Miklos at December 06, 2017 05:38 AM (zCyNd)

747 I really hate autocorrect and some POS program called autosuggest. Even if you can turn them off, they seem to resurrect in some obscure digital manner. That's why I do drafts on a manual typewriter. I can deal with typos in a draft but, dammit, they will be MY typos.

Posted by: JTB at December 06, 2017 05:40 AM (V+03K)

748 No alcohol sales until 6am. One minute...

Posted by: Hillary @ 6am at December 06, 2017 05:55 AM (bc2Lc)

749 No alcohol sales until 6am. One minute...
Posted by: Hillary @ 6am

Just think. If YOU were president, you could EO that law across the land!

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:09 AM (8ikIW)

750 An angel passed

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2017 06:14 AM (/sBHE)

751 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 06, 2017 06:15 AM (EyPfd)

752
Bet the kids can't do that on a slide rule.
Posted by: Miklos "TI-30

I used a purpose built, circular slide rule.

Later on when learning how to do calls for fire, I was a god of death

Posted by: Jean at December 06, 2017 06:18 AM (/sBHE)

753 Good morning!

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

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:18 AM (hyuyC)

754 Ohhhh, I want that Deere!

All the neighbors would be so jealous. And the deer nervous.

Although I think every farmer carries a long rifle or shotgun in their tractor or combine. Last year, a trespasser was killed in a field west of Topeka. No charges to the farmer.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:21 AM (hyuyC)

755 Yep. I've gone back to using Wite-Out.
Posted by: Miklos Molnar



So did Rachel Dolazeil and Shaun "Talcum X" King!

Posted by: rickb223 at December 06, 2017 06:31 AM (vVRlw)

756 Yesterday, somebody posted a youtube link for Trumps! quips and comebacks during the campaign.
One of them showed a youngish lady asking him a question as to whether she would be paid the same as a man if Trump! was elected.
Trump! responds, "Sure, If you do the same amount of work"
These are the responses that gobsmack the MSM. They can't do their usual follow up questions. Trump! shuts them up until they get home, think about it and say, I should have said, oh yeah, the jerk store called and they're running out of YOU!!! I think I'll write a column about that

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:42 AM (8ikIW)

757 Meanwhile, Trump! is out pissing someone else off about something else.

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:44 AM (8ikIW)

758 Likely to be willowed, but nice ONT. Good pics and quotes. Thanks, MH.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:44 AM (hyuyC)

759

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 06, 2017 06:45 AM (mPeei)

760 Bruce

The US got a break with the Donald in office.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:46 AM (hyuyC)

761 759 Hillary Clinton

Ah, the really scary one has arrived. A great Old One from the outer cosmos.

Everyone make a saving throw for sanity.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:46 AM (hyuyC)

762 Anybody else think that the sidebar story about the Giglio Defense might have some impact in the next few weeks?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 06, 2017 06:46 AM (EyPfd)

763 The US got a break with the Donald in office.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

We remark about dodging a bullet that Shillary didn't get in. Can you imagine if someone like Jeb did?

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:47 AM (8ikIW)

764 Village Idiot's Apprentice

In a sane world, yes. So no.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:47 AM (hyuyC)

765 Bruce

High-energy Jeb?

Everyone clap your hands if you believe.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:48 AM (hyuyC)

766 More BlueCheck Mafia virtue signaling

NYT Bret Stephens says he can never vote Republican again

https://tinyurl.com/y7slesne

I think I speak not only for myself but for many other people that I could never vote ever again for a party that is making an open endorsement of a man against whom there are credible accusations of pedophilia

Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC at December 06, 2017 06:48 AM (5pTgP)

767 Work preps commence.

Have a blessed day. And remember, if it's below freezing, the chiggers are still dead.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at December 06, 2017 06:49 AM (hyuyC)

768 Anybody else think that the sidebar story about the Giglio Defense might have some impact in the next few weeks?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 06, 2017 06:46 AM (EyPfd)

I found the timing interesting-within 48 hours of the Flynn plea deal, the info about Strzok-puppet comes out, apparently in advance of the IG. This is too fast for mere coincidence.

Posted by: Mornin' Miklos at December 06, 2017 06:49 AM (zCyNd)

769 "I think I speak not only for myself but for many other people that I could never vote ever again for a party that is making an open endorsement of a man against whom there are credible accusations of pedophilia "

I wasn't counting on your vote, anyhow

Posted by: Harry Reid at December 06, 2017 06:50 AM (EyPfd)

770 I think I speak not only for myself but for many other people that I could never vote ever again for a party that is making an open endorsement of a man against whom there are credible accusations of pedophilia
Posted by: Strategic Corporal USMC

In the article he said he always voted Republican except for Trump!

Does he consider Trump! a pedophile?

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:50 AM (8ikIW)

771 Stop by your local drugstore and try our fabulous new lipstick shades:

Summer Whore and Winter Trollop

Posted by: Revlon at December 06, 2017 06:51 AM (fqUgw)

772 JJ is early this AM

Nood

Posted by: Bruce at December 06, 2017 06:51 AM (8ikIW)

773 "I found the timing interesting-within 48 hours of the Flynn plea deal, the info about Strzok-puppet comes out, apparently in advance of the IG. This is too fast for mere coincidence."

I watched about three minutes of Lester Dolt last night, and was left with the conviction that none of this will enter the publics awareness through the MSM.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 06, 2017 06:52 AM (EyPfd)

774 i knew i was old when i caught myself telling my seventeen year old boys the exact same things my father said to me when i was seventeen, and, for the life of me, i couldn't remember why they sounded so stupid when he said them.

Posted by: iowaan at December 06, 2017 10:26 AM (HjW1I)

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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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