Mid-Morning Open Thread

Edmunds Bonnet.jpg

The New Bonnet
Francis William Edmonds

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:22 AM (FZYNt)

2 First.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 09:22 AM (/qEW2)

3 There she goes, throwing a good money while the vegetables rot on the floor.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2018 09:22 AM (mpXpK)

4 Everything's better with Blue Bonnet on it!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (+y/Ru)

5
happy Hack Holiday, everyone!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (qe1E5)

6 It's not sanitary to keep vegetables on the floor like that.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (/qEW2)

7 Same as the old bonnet.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (rdl6o)

8 I approve

Posted by: Anthony Weiner - Porn Expert at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (i1vHQ)

9 I like the little sister's expression.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (OyyDO)

10 That dog is sniffing around like he's going to drop a deuce

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (FZYNt)

11 He looks none too pleased about the bonnet bill.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (y87Qq)

12 Why are the onions on the floor? Shouldn't they be on his belt?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (6qfo/)

13 The old man's miserable because they're about to make him wear that woman's hat.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (XMDuf)

14 check out those jugs!

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (FZYNt)

15 She bought another damn hat, Mother. Look at this bill.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (oVJmc)

16 I am become willow, destroyer of threads.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (LV5XU)

17
Today is "patriots day," as you can shirley tell by Dildo's day-appropriate choice of painting. Also known as a hack holiday.

oh wait, that painting has nothing to do with the hack holiday.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:24 AM (qe1E5)

18 Hah, it took me a while to get it. The old couple are looking all grumpy because they got the bill for the blue bonnet.

The little sister is giving her the stinkeye because she's the center of attention and got the poncy hat.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (fuK7c)

19 The short lady looks thirty five and the tall lady looks about eighteen and the dog looks sick.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (roQNm)

20 Look at the size of that eggplant.

Good character study. The daughter's frivolity is needed for that advantageous marriage.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (hyuyC)

21 I can't find the sniper.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (YqVte)

22 Wallowed from the last thread: unable to access AoSHQ from military network;

This would have the effect of significantly upping my productivity, if it weren't for this iPad...

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (0Le4j)

23 That "old man" is only 38.

in the days before "Just for Men"

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (FZYNt)

24 A gift from the Wehrmacht officer she is seeing?

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Dog Walker at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (rBnYq)

25 Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (YqVte)

!

Hello! Haven't seen you in a while.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (y87Qq)

26 Wallowed... heh.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (0Le4j)

27 Little Sis is like "Ah done spend all morning sloppin' the hawgs, I got pig shit on my shoes which ol' Rex here is real innerested in, an' SHE gets a new bonnet?"

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:26 AM (6qfo/)

28 5,
I thought next Sunday was the "hack-holy-day."

Posted by: geoffb at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (zOpu5)

29 The sister is so mesmerized by the hat she forgot to put down the hatbox.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (/qEW2)

30

EM BROIDER FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (mPeei)

31 little girl looks like help, not sister

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (bUjCl)

32 CLOSE THE DAMN DOOR!!

you think we are heating all of Amsterdam?

Posted by: Grouchy old guy at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (FZYNt)

33 "I spent our last shillings on this bonnet, but it was 50% off! Just think of the money I saved!"

Posted by: Insomniac at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (NWiLs)

34
What is Patriots Day?
I don't know. Maybe it's a day for the football team.

But Massachusetts isn't the only state to celebrate the hack holiday. In other states, such as Maine, it is celebrated.

Also in Wisconsin, today is an official hack holiday, but I believe they call today Patriot's Day, instead of Patriots Day.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:27 AM (qe1E5)

35 >>10 That dog is sniffing around like he's going to drop a deuce

He's sniffing the little girls shoe. I wonder why?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:28 AM (r9UYA)

36
In jolly ol' England, what's the "bonnet," and what's the "boot?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (qe1E5)

37 Here in CO it's almost 420 day. It's like an official holiday now. And it's on a Friday so 3-day party.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (6qfo/)

38 A lot of wasted space in the bonnet packaging.

Posted by: geoffb at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (zOpu5)

39 Perhaps Muldoon can regale us with a sonnet?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (7LY+6)

40 He's sniffing the little girls shoe. I wonder why?
Posted by: Under Fire

that's not where you should smear the peanut butter

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (FZYNt)

41 While I'm sure this artwork was intended to be a lesson in vanity, it's still a cute painting that has wonderful body language and expressions. Reminds me of Greuze's "Village Bride" or William Hogarth's Progresses.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (OyyDO)

42 {{{creeper}}}

If you are lurking know you have been missed. And top of the morning to ya.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (hyuyC)

43 He's sniffing the little girls shoe. I wonder why?

see #27

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (6qfo/)

44 Found this about the painting:


contrasts the daughter's
extravagant purchase with the faults of her disapproving parents. The
father's bottle and glass and the mother's mirror imply indulgence in
drink and vanity, respectively. The poor delivery girl serves as an
added moral gibe to the comfortable middle-class family. The elderly man
in this painting may depict or be based on Edmonds's brother, Judge
John Worth Edmonds. The view through the door may represent Irving
Place, where the judge lived until his death in 1872. The figure of the
woman standing beside the old man is almost identical to a figure
appearing in a number of works by Edmonds and may have been based on his
mother.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (mpXpK)

45 They always think we won't find the still in the fireplace. Bumpkins.

Posted by: US Revenue Service at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (JHwDP)

46 overheard by runner recently:

Woman: "You stay here, and I am going to go and look at shoes."
Man: "You already have shoes...."

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (bUjCl)

47 >>38 A lot of wasted space in the bonnet packaging.

Amazon prime delivery?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (r9UYA)

48 Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:23 AM (OyyDO)

Reminds me of Louise from Bob's Burgers.

Posted by: The Mass Media can EABOD at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (bBoSA)

49 Oooooooh it's a code. Dan Brown style. OK, blue bonnet has to be a reference to Texas. Is that a map above the fireplace? We need a better look at what the map shows. Looks like half a glass of something on the mantle. Hmm, the old man is wearing slippers and there is what looks like brass fireplace tools next to the hearth. The pumpkin might imply that it's autumn, but what does it all mean?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (tMFgx)

50 Every day is a holiday, remembrance day, awareness day, feast day, summer fair, winter carnival, spring, fall, day of celebration, abstinence, or day to vote.



Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (roQNm)

51 Anticipation - a limerick

Ah at last, I've received my new bonnet
But it no longer fits me, doggone it!
Seems I had to wait forever
For the stagecoach to deliver
Next time I should just Amazon it.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (wPiJc)

52 37 Here in CO it's almost 420 day. It's like an official holiday now. And it's on a Friday so 3-day party.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (6qfo/)


That's so disgusting, when you consider that Columbine happened on that day.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (XMDuf)

53 But Massachusetts isn't the only state to celebrate the hack holiday. In other states, such as Maine, it is celebrated.


No, Massachusetts' hack holiday is Evacuation Day (when Gage and the Brits left Boston). It is conveniently celebrated on St. Patrick's Day, and is a city holiday.

April 19 is Patriot's Day because of the battles of Lexington and Concord what started us on the way, eventually, to this here HQ.

Trivium: Maine used to belong to Massachusetts, that's probably why they still have the holiday.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:31 AM (fuK7c)

54 (Ah, willowed at last, on my 2nd comment of the day.)

Every picture tells a story. This one tells a saga. Alas, it's NSFW. But once the little girl spilled to the cops....

Posted by: mindful webworker - sherlock gnomes at April 16, 2018 09:31 AM (ATv6t)

55 >>43 He's sniffing the little girls shoe. I wonder why?

see #27

Ah

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:31 AM (r9UYA)

56 Door to door delivery of infected garments. This was the main mode of transmission of the Bluebonnet Plague.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 09:31 AM (wPiJc)

57 OK, blue bonnet has to be a reference to Texas.

I'm reading it as a treatise against the evils of margarine.

Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (YqVte)

58 the old dude is just checking his tax payment. he knows he's fucked. and, the dog is going to shit on his floor.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (KP5rU)

59 Comey says Trump has "above average intelligence" but argues he's "morally unfit" to be president.

-
Bill, Hill, Obozo, Mooch, etc., however, are above reproach.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (+y/Ru)

60 Food on the floor!
And they have a dog.
*shudders*

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (W+vEI)

61 The dismayed parents are reading her Trump NDA, while she is enjoying the check that came with it.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Dog Walker at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (rBnYq)

62 The old guy on the right looks like Scrooge. As well he might, since he is probably looking at the bill for the bonnet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (9xaT+)

63 SHE IS NOT HER SISTER, SHE IS THE SCULLERY MAID

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 09:32 AM (bUjCl)

64
Trivium: Maine used to belong to Massachusetts, that's probably why they still have the holiday.

True fact: Wisconsin was also part of Massachusetts. As was New York and Canada.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:33 AM (qe1E5)

65
I love history.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:33 AM (qe1E5)

66 That creepy little girl's head is massive.

Posted by: Fritz at April 16, 2018 09:33 AM (2Mnv1)

67 Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 09:30 AM (XMDuf)

What's a Columbine?

Posted by: Most of the ignorant Colorado pot heads at April 16, 2018 09:34 AM (bBoSA)

68 (Ah, willowed at last, on my 2nd comment of the day.)



Every picture tells a story. This one tells a saga. Alas, it's NSFW. But once the little girl spilled to the cops....

Posted by: mindful webworker - sherlock gnomes at April 16, 2018 09:31 AM (ATv6t)


--

Hold my beer.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 09:34 AM (LV5XU)

69
"The best Lie always has a colonel of truth in it."
--Shih Tzu

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:34 AM (qe1E5)

70 Weasel would approve of the white beets.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:34 AM (fuK7c)

71 You think money grows on trees?

Posted by: franksalterego at April 16, 2018 09:34 AM (3cq8T)

72 My cousin's dog has to check out anything new or moved in the house. If a piece of furniture is moved from one side of the room to the other, he will go over and sniff it. Doesn't matter how long the object has been in the room, if it's relocated, he has to re-examine it.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (rdl6o)

73 An observation recorded by one of the original Utah pioneers was that when you bought one wife a new bonnet, you had to buy them all a new bonnet.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (ctuyM)

74
Why is there a pile of produce on the floor?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (qe1E5)

75 Geezer is like "Harumph,getting new frippery instead of providing for me in my old age"

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (LiyEm)

76 >>What's a Columbine?

Farm machinery used to harvest corn in Iowa.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (r9UYA)

77 H wait,he is holding the bill LOL

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (LiyEm)

78 Comey says Trump has "above average intelligence" but argues he's "morally unfit" to be president.

He says all the women in his family (apparently, no men, says much) wanted Hillary.

The pure, honest, forthright, law-abiding Hillary.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (oVJmc)

79 what is that contraption in the fireplace ? gin making equipment ?

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (bUjCl)

80 36
In jolly ol' England, what's the "bonnet," and what's the "boot?"

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 16, 2018

*
*
The bonnet is what we call the hood, you know, over the engine. The boot is our trunk. And just to be confusing, the hood is our convertible top. "It was a fine day, so I put the hood down and went motoring. Until I saw steam coming from under the bonnet. I stopped and got a spanner [wrench] from the boot."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (9xaT+)

81 While I'm sure this artwork was intended to be a lesson in vanity, it's still a cute painting that has wonderful body language and expressions. Reminds me of Greuze's "Village Bride" or William Hogarth's Progresses.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:29 AM (OyyDO)


========

That's what I figured - didactic. But it is well executed so it's not really annoying. Nowadays a didactic painting would have a thoughtless white couple driving around in an SUV while an indigenous person drowns in a flood.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (/qEW2)

82 61 Huck Follywood, Dog Walker a

Early threadwinner.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (hyuyC)

83 A Columbine is a type of flower.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (roQNm)

84 74
Why is there a pile of produce on the floor?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter

Still waiting on the refrigerator to be delivered

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (FZYNt)

85 The hatch on the floor on the lower left leads to the hobo storage parlor.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (fuK7c)

86 I like the painting above the mantle:"A Study in White Privilege"...which was in style at the time...

Posted by: Donovan Nuera at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (X1jOm)

87 This one is entitled "Reading the Inspector General's Report"

Posted by: rockysan99 at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (m7LQK)

88 63 SHE IS NOT HER SISTER, SHE IS THE SCULLERY MAID

Well, that's Pa's story and he's stickin' with it.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (6qfo/)

89 You think money grows on trees?
Posted by: franksalterego

Why yes we do

...progs everywhere...



Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (BdsCV)

90 *looks at blue head dress thing*

'Ah but for this to be a Mets hat, it needs some orange'

We're 12-2 and this team is friggen exciting to watch. Was at the game yesterday and despite the cold it was phenomenal.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (72PAC)

91 What's a Columbine?



Farm machinery used to harvest corn in Iowa.



Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:35 AM (r9UYA)


---

Lovely little red flower that grows in the southeasten part of the US and possibly as far west as Las Vegas and youtube headquarters.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 09:38 AM (LV5XU)

92

EM PUMPKIN FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at April 16, 2018 09:38 AM (mPeei)

93 The old man and the little girl don't seem pleased.

Posted by: rickl at April 16, 2018 09:38 AM (xjiRE)

94 An observation recorded by one of the original Utah pioneers was that when you bought one wife a new bonnet, you had to buy them all a new bonnet.

Imagine the satisfaction a shopkeeper would feel, knowing he just sold a fancy bonnet to a woman who had several co-wives.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 09:38 AM (iv0p7)

95 What's a Columbine?

A concubine from the capital of Ohio.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2018 09:38 AM (oVJmc)

96 The Columbine is the state flower of Colorado.

The state weed is another matter.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (6qfo/)

97 Lovely little red flower that grows in the southeasten part of the US and possibly as far west as Las Vegas and youtube headquarters.
Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018

*
*
I thought it was a blue flower. The ones in Colorado were when I lived there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (9xaT+)

98 We're 12-2 and this team is friggen exciting to watch.


Interesting.

Posted by: Your 13-2 Boston Red Sox at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (fuK7c)

99 93 The old man and the little girl don't seem pleased.
Posted by: rickl

she's hoping for a tip and it's not looking promising

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (FZYNt)

100 You know,Trump didn't do all that bad with the wimen's vote despite all the vitriol about the pussy grabbing line.I guess there are a lot of women that just vote the way their husbands tell them....

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (LiyEm)

101 The bonnet is what we call the hood, you know, over
the engine. The boot is our trunk. And just to be confusing, the hood
is our convertible top. "It was a fine day, so I put the hood down and
went motoring. Until I saw steam coming from under the bonnet. I
stopped and got a spanner [wrench] from the boot."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM


Not to mention y'all call Vegemite Marmite.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (ctuyM)

102 21 I can't find the sniper.
Posted by: HeatherRadish at April 16, 2018 09:25 AM (YqVte)

Left window, second story, building through doorway.

I'm makin' sure the old guy doesn't get "frisky" about me True Love's purchase......she's ravishin', ain't she? *sigh*

Posted by: The Sniper at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (Bqoi/)

103 101 The bonnet is what we call the hood, you know, over
the engine. The boot is our trunk. And just to be confusing, the hood
is our convertible top. "It was a fine day, so I put the hood down and
went motoring. Until I saw steam coming from under the bonnet. I
stopped and got a spanner [wrench] from the boot."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM

Not to mention y'all call Vegemite Marmite.
Posted by: Duncanthrax

Fag has a whole other meaning too

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (FZYNt)

104 >>What is Patriots Day?
I don't know. Maybe it's a day for the football team.


It's a day to celebrate the drunk and cranky patriots who got things started in Lexington and Concord.
More specifically:

It was established on April 19, commemorating the date of the Battles of Lexington and Concord in 1775, and consolidating the longstanding municipal observances of Lexington Day and Concord Day. It also marked the first bloodshed of the American Civil War in the Baltimore riot of 1861 during which four members of the Massachusetts militia were slain and 36 injured. The dual commemoration, MA Gov. Greenhalge explained, celebrated "the anniversary of the birth of liberty and union." In 1938, with the generation that had fought in the Civil War largely off the voter rolls, the Massachusetts legislature passed a bill establishing the holiday "in commemoration of the opening events of the War of the Revolution.

I am happy to celebrate this holiday!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patriots'_Day

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (W+vEI)

105 Everyone should have a pumpkin on their floor. Very decorative.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (lwiT4)

106 >>Your 13-2 Boston Red Sox at April 16, 2018 09:39

I believe he was talking about baseball not the game with the designated abomination.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (/tuJf)

107 You know,Trump didn't do all that bad with the wimen's vote despite all the vitriol about the pussy grabbing line.

Hillary only won significantly with minority women. Overall it was fairly close.

Which is not a 'gender gap.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (oVJmc)

108

The High-Falutin' Betrothal Gift - a limerick


Their daughter had a tawdry affair
With the tenant who lives up the stairs
She stands here today
In a family way
And soon will be puttin' on heirs

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 09:40 AM (wPiJc)

109 Well, that's Pa's story and he's stickin' with it.

=

it should not have happened, she was standing up

Posted by: Pa at April 16, 2018 09:41 AM (bUjCl)

110 Spending money they don't have.

Early Democrats.

Posted by: JAS at April 16, 2018 09:41 AM (sCN2W)

111 The tall young lady holding the hat is proud of her handicraft. She made the bonnet; didn't buy it.

"This is will sell for fifty bucks in Boston," she exclaimed.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 09:41 AM (roQNm)

112 Until I saw steam coming from under the bonnet. I
stopped and got a spanner [wrench] from the boot."
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM
Then I lit a fag...damn global warming

Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2018 09:41 AM (BdsCV)

113 Old man: Wait, you spent money on that?

Old lady: Wait until I tell you who she's going to see when she wears that!

Little girl: Oooooh, THIS is going to be bad.

Dog: Got snacks?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 16, 2018 09:42 AM (RD7QR)

114 The bottom of my street is closed because of flooding and the lights just flickered...Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 09:42 AM (5y11N)

115 Bonnet porn was once a thing?

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:42 AM (FZYNt)

116 I guess there are a lot of women that just vote the way their husbands tell them....

Or women know how men talk to other men when not in the company of women. I was truly amazed when I heard athletes claiming to have never heard or said such things.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at April 16, 2018 09:43 AM (rdl6o)

117 I thought it was a blue flower. The ones in Colorado were when I lived there.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (9xaT+)

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Interesting. I've only seen red. Or maybe I'm thinking of the cardinal flower.

My post was mostly to poke fun at their radio silence on mass shootings that don't fit their narrative.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 09:43 AM (LV5XU)

118 The bottom of my street is closed because of flooding and the lights just flickered...Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 09:42 AM (5y11N)
--------------------

Somebody ought to put a hit on winter.

Posted by: grammie winger - at April 16, 2018 09:43 AM (lwiT4)

119 The red columbine grows in the montane and subalpine areas, the blue-flowered Colorado columbine grows from the foothills to the alpine and is the one most Coloradoans are probably familiar with.

The alpine and spurless columbines have purple flowers.

Source: Guide to Colorado Wildflowers Vol. 2 (Guennel)

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 09:43 AM (6qfo/)

120 >>Comey says Trump has "above average intelligence" but argues he's "morally unfit" to be president.


Says you.
The voting American public says otherwise.

And really, how is this even an issue when the other candidate was the subject of two active DoJ investigations during the campaign?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 09:44 AM (W+vEI)

121 I like this painting.

That's it. I have nothing else to add.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 09:44 AM (kqsXK)

122 Watching the Boston Marathon.
Shitty weather up there also...wonder how rain and cool effects the race? Better times? Worse? Any runners here

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 09:45 AM (5y11N)

123 The family can not afford the hat. Dad is in slippers and a shawl, meaning this is his relaxing outfit.

He'd been saving that money for a Barc-o-lounger to watch the kickball games on TV.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

124 This painting reeks of "White Privilege"

Posted by: Elitist Lefty Douche at April 16, 2018 09:45 AM (FZYNt)

125 Comey says Trump has "above average intelligence"

---

Meh. White guy.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 09:46 AM (LV5XU)

126 the game with the designated abomination

My wife and I went to a Mariners game this weekend. Lots of home runs and decent play all around. We had to google the cryptic mv to the right of r, h and e on the scoreboard. Apparently it's a new rule to keep play moving.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 09:46 AM (iv0p7)

127 Comey Stormy, Stormy Comey

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 09:46 AM (bUjCl)

128 >>Watching the Boston Marathon.
Shitty weather up there also...wonder how rain and cool effects the race? Better times? Worse? Any runners here

Not unless I'm being chased. But after living right near the finish line of the Marathon for years It usually slows the pace.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

129 127 Comey Stormy, Stormy Comey
Posted by: runner

wouldn't surprise me if Comey's next stop in porn

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

130 *is*

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (FZYNt)

131 116 Most laughably,Lebron James.I'm sure NBA locker rooms are filled with intellectual conversations about important matters...

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (LiyEm)

132 Where's MPPPP with a nude Barbara Stanwyck wearing only that bonnet?

Posted by: JAS at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (sCN2W)

133 wonder how rain and cool effects the race? Better times? Worse?


Worse. You don't want it too hot (dehydration, heat stroke) nor too cold and rainy (loss of heat to weather, not to effort) plus you don't get the physical relaxation of just being in the groove and running, you're actively fighting the weather.

You want Goldilocks weather.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (fuK7c)

134 101 Not to mention y'all call Vegemite Marmite.


Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (ctuyM)

Bovril > Vegemite

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (XMDuf)

135 Good news: Starbucks has decided it is racist and hateful to not allow it's stores be used for loitering by vagrants, homeless and yutes.

Better news: the vagrants, homeless and yutes will soon figure this out and flock there in droves. Their white liberal gentry clientele will quickly decide to do their virtue signaling elsewhere and Starbucks will lose huge amounts of money.

Get Woke, Go broke.

Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (MxEKc)

136 Watching the Boston Marathon.
Shitty weather up there also...wonder how rain and cool effects the race? Better times? Worse? Any runners here

Not unless I'm being chased. But after living right near the finish line of the Marathon for years It usually slows the pace.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (/tuJf)

They just said it's very windy also...Real windy down here in Joosey

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (5y11N)

137
That's what I figured - didactic. But it is well
executed so it's not really annoying. Nowadays a didactic painting
would have a thoughtless white couple driving around in an SUV while an
indigenous person drowns in a flood.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (/qEW2)

Agreed. I don't have a problem with preachy art, even heavily Communist propaganda BS, as long as it has other things going for it. That I am able to ignore the sermon and enjoy it anyway. One modern non-Western sculptures I really enjoy is "Rent Collection Courtyard" from the Mao Zedong era in China. Dripping with Communist righteousness, but it is very well executed.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (OyyDO)

138 Not art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (CPk08)

139 If the short woman at the door is holding the shipping container that hat came it, then there was more than a hat in that box. Probably the whole on*som*bell; petticoats, dress, shawl and hat, and that BLUE doesn't go with that Green Dress ATALL!

That young girl needs a fashion consultant.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 09:48 AM (roQNm)

140 Any runners here

I got the runs. Usually makes me walk a little faster to the crapper. Unless I'm passed out drunk. Then it's a Huma total clean up time!!

... Shillary...

Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2018 09:49 AM (BdsCV)

141 >>They just said it's very windy also...Real windy down here in Joosey

Not surprising. Boston is the windiest city in the country. True fact.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 09:49 AM (/tuJf)

142 I like cooler weather when running. Low 50's is ideal.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (d5+0h)

143 Boston is the windiest city in the country

=

ha !

Posted by: Chicago at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (bUjCl)

144 The trap door on the right leads to where Lars lives.

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (gbWkA)

145 >>Chicago at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (bUjCl)

That's not why you got the nickname you 2nd city poser.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (/tuJf)

146 JJ's photoshop of Comey's book is good, but I think this might be better

https://earloftaint.files.wordpress.com/2018/04/approval.jpg

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (hMwEB)

147 I have columbine in my garden and it's a variety of colors. Won't be blooming yet for another 6 or 7 weeks but I will send a pic to the gardening thread when its in full bloom. It's gorgeous.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (dUJdY)

148 Cynthia Nixon, former narrator of the documentary "Sex in the City", and current candidate for Governor of the great State of New York, has been endorsed by the New York Working Families Party.

Posted by: Moron News Service, Sewing Circle, and Timing Association at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (ctuyM)

149 Votermom. Please report to the barrel

Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (BdsCV)

150 Everything is better with New Bonnet on it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at April 16, 2018 09:51 AM (0ogQG)

151 it actually stopped pouring rain for a bit so I got to walk Mr Hot Diggity Dog

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 09:52 AM (hMwEB)

152 Well the men are off now

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 09:52 AM (5y11N)

153 Bilwis: Is that a map above the fireplace? We need a better look at what the map shows.

I zoomed in. It's actually a Pollock.

Rather prescient on Edmond's part, I'd say.

Posted by: mindful webworker - art rat tra rta atr tar at April 16, 2018 09:52 AM (ATv6t)

154 Interesting.
Posted by: Your 13-2 Boston Red Sox at April 16, 2018 09:39 AM (fuK7c)

See you in October.

Well, either you or Fightin' TroutOhtani's.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 16, 2018 09:52 AM (72PAC)

155 Their right not our right

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (gbWkA)

156 ha !
Posted by: Chicago at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (bUjCl)

He said windiest, not deadliest.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (72PAC)

157 Holy shite this rain.Wondering if I should build an ark...

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (LiyEm)

158 Where's MPPPP with a nude Barbara Stanwyck wearing only that bonnet?

Posted by: JAS at April 16, 2018 09:47 AM (sCN2W)


Barbara Stanwyck in a hat:

https://tinyurl.com/ydf34qdp

https://tinyurl.com/yctkcqgg

Nude Babs Stanwyck:
https://tinyurl.com/ya2xjgkx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (kqsXK)

159 >>What's a Columbine?

A buncha' pillars

Posted by: Kindltot at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (2K6fY)

160 I thought the family scene went like this:

Woman with Bonnet: Honey, look what I bought!
Old Man: Dammit woman, do you think I'm made of money?
Old Woman: Oooh, she's a good-for-nothing flibbertigibbet! I told you you should have married ME!
Old Man: Get back to work, you crone, what do you think I pay you for? Leaving vegetables on the floor?
Little Girl: Mom, if you keep spending Daddy's money like that, there'll be nothing left for me!

Posted by: Dr. Mabuse at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (FT6N0)

161 The little girl with the hat box is a delivery robot. Technology was more advanced back then before the nuclear wars.

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 09:54 AM (gbWkA)

162 Good news: Starbucks has decided it is racist and hateful to not allow
it's stores be used for loitering by vagrants, homeless and yutes.

---

So consumers will have to put up with the smell of body odor and piss in addition to the regular demographic's patchouli, body odor, piss, and burnt coffee?

Posted by: Moron Robbie: FBI = Porn Star > School Shooter at April 16, 2018 09:55 AM (LV5XU)

163
O'Hara Today, Gone Tomorrow - a limerick

At Tara the girl squealed with glee
This bonnet's just perfect, you see?
"I won't allow it, Scarlett
You'll look like a harlot"

But she just said "Fiddle-de-dee"

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 09:55 AM (wPiJc)

164 Holy shite this rain.Wondering if I should build an ark...
Posted by: steevy
----------

Heavy, cold rain here all day yesterday. Dropped to 37 deg. overnight. Miserable.

The grass will, however, leap out of the ground this week.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 09:56 AM (Zdm89)

165 Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 09:53 AM (kqsXK)


Well done, sir!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:56 AM (fuK7c)

166 Lessee ...

A bonny lass holding aloft a bonny bonnet. Since she's apparently living with her parents (Pa's holding the invoice and Ma's making disapproving clucking sounds), bonny lass is hoping that the bonnet does the trick with Mr. Lucky.

The vegetable mix is interesting. Here, we have a big squash and some root vegetables accompanied by two buxom egg plants. Uh huh.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 09:56 AM (Pqytn)

167 Sure, sure. She gets a new bonnet. All I get is this box.

Posted by: Stepchild at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (Zdm89)

168 Rather have your rain than our snow.

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (gbWkA)

169 The girl is definitely better dressed than her parents. This is not her first frivolous purchase. Her parents are troubled by her careless spending but don't seem to say anything. They are enabling the financial woes. There is a lot going on here.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

170 167 Sure, sure. She gets a new bonnet. All I get is this box.
Posted by: Stepchild

I get tired of her box too

Posted by: Huma at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (FZYNt)

171 In other news, Starbucks will start selling Purple Drank in order to make their new clientele feel welcome.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (XMDuf)

172 The little girl who didn't get the hat is a Kaboom! kid. Sad!

Posted by: Make Katy Perry Stop Murdering Nuns! at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (NHpNR)

173 150 Everything is better with New Bonnet on it.

That's what they're calling it now? Dang.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (r9UYA)

174 What did the eggplant say to the pumpkin?
Something will turnip.

Posted by: Hambone at April 16, 2018 09:58 AM (t8Jwc)

175 WTH?!

Posted by: Old guy looking at the bill at April 16, 2018 09:58 AM (w1zJX)

176 No one asks the obvious question of who's paying Stormy and her lawyer.

Just like no one asks Comey how his FBI didn't just turn a blind a eye to Hillary's people destroying evidence, they actually destroyed computer devices for them.

Posted by: Ignoramus at April 16, 2018 09:58 AM (pV/54)

177 This thread is cheering me up immensely.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 09:59 AM (hMwEB)

178 162
Good news: Starbucks has decided it is racist and hateful to not allow

it's stores be used for loitering by vagrants, homeless and yutes.

---

So
consumers will have to put up with the smell of body odor and piss in
addition to the regular demographic's patchouli, body odor, piss, and
burnt coffee?


Posted by: Moron Robbie: FBI = Porn Star > School Shooter at April 16, 2018 09:55 AM (LV5XU)
Tim Hortons is better anyway.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:59 AM (OyyDO)

179 >>171 In other news, Starbucks will start selling Purple Drank in order to make their new clientele feel welcome.

and cheap loosies.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 09:59 AM (r9UYA)

180 The girl is definitely better dressed than her parents. This is not her first frivolous purchase. Her parents are troubled by her careless spending but don't seem to say anything. They are enabling the financial woes. There is a lot going on here.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

they need to get her married off and fast, there is a rumor going around that she is ...not virtuous

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (bUjCl)

181 Her parents are troubled by her careless spending but don't seem to say anything. They are enabling the financial woes. There is a lot going on here.
Posted by: Kris
----------

That would explain the bottle and glass on the mantle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (w1zJX)

182 Father is upset because he's a member of the milliner's union and the label says "made in China".

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (/qEW2)

183 171; purple drank and an aeronautical degree from a fictitious college in florida.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (KP5rU)

184 Wait, is the little girl holding the empty box the bonnet came in?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (hMwEB)

185 they need to get her married off and fast, there is a rumor going around that she is ...not virtuous
Posted by: runner

does she own a blue dress and like cigars?

Posted by: Bill Clinton at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (FZYNt)

186 I don't know how to break this to ya'll but them ain't onion's there on the floor. Probably something from the beet family.

Posted by: Gmac - 'All politics in this country now is dress-rehearsal for civil war' at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (qZdIZ)

187 Soon she will be a full grown char woman.

Posted by: Corona at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (MceDl)

188 >>Just like no one asks Comey how his FBI didn't just turn a blind a eye to Hillary's people destroying evidence, they actually destroyed computer devices for them.

I'm pretty sure someone is asking him a lot of questions.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (/tuJf)

189 Barbara Stanwyk in Baby Face us teh hawt.

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (LiyEm)

190 IKEA plans for depressing future: customers with small urban living spaces, thin wallets:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yanyqxhm

The strategy will ensure that the company caters to an urbanized world where people "live in small spaces," have thin wallets and little time, according to Chief Executive Officer Jesper Brodin. Company research shows that by 2030 about 60 percent of the world's population will live in large cities, double from now, he said.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (W+vEI)

191 ...And soon will be puttin' on heirs
Posted by: Muldoon


That's how you do it, folks!

(Sticks gold star on Muldoon's forehead.)

Posted by: mindful webworker and the Russian Bot Judges at April 16, 2018 10:02 AM (ATv6t)

192 >>Probably something from the beet family.

Rutabaga?

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:03 AM (r9UYA)

193 a bunch of dead beets on the floor

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:03 AM (bUjCl)

194 190 Yes,cramming people into cities to better control them is one goal of the left....

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:04 AM (LiyEm)

195 Father is upset because he's a member of the milliner's union guild and the label says "made in China".
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear
----------

Edited for historical/cultural correctness

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:04 AM (nBBdT)

196 Gaming out 2020 Democratic Primary based on potential results of 2018 midterms.

If Democrats do as well as the media fantasizes, I would predict that #LaResistance will walk all over the primary leading to someone like Kamala Harris taking the nomination. They'll have some gas in their tank around the idea of resistance being the best bet forward, and the organizations like the DNC will probably let it happen.

If Democrats peter out (gain 5-10 House seats, still lose 5-6 Senate seats), the 2020 Democratic primary will be amazing. The Establishment (which has been embracing #LaResistance) and #LaResistance will actually begin to fight each other. The Establishment will want to sell someone who seems like a squishy moderate while #LaResistance will demand the SJW of all SJW's. Meanwhile, Midwestern Democrats (what's left of them) will try to back a more traditional Democrat, but he/she will get no traction at all.

Thoughts?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:04 AM (9ZlHt)

197 This thread is cheering me up immensely.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 09:59 AM (hMwEB)


**hugs votermom**

I'm sorry you're sad. Bad weekend or just rainy, gloomy Monday mood?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:04 AM (kqsXK)

198 Alternate explanation, the bonnet is a gift from an admirer, mom & dad look worried coz the admirer is a disreputable blackguard.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (hMwEB)

199 Rutabagas on the floor.

Posted by: French Jeton at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (Fjvqd)

200 Old man is reading the proposal letter.


*******

The Invitation - a limerick

"He sent me a bonnet!" she cried
As her pleasure just welled up inside
But the groom will have to wait
While we find a bigger crate
To send him his mail-order bride!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (wPiJc)

201 I don't mind the veggies on the floor, they're waiting for someone to open the hatch and drag them down to the root cellar. Except I wonder how long the aubergines will keep.

Why is there a saucer on the floor? If there's a cat, the dog should have eaten it by now.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (fuK7c)

202 190 IKEA plans for depressing future: customers with small urban living spaces, thin wallets:


Almost complete.

Posted by: Agenda 21 at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (r9UYA)

203 Lanny Davis, a Clinton acolyte and mouthpiece, calls Comey a "liar and a renegade narcissist". Janet Lynch, well within the Clinton planetary system, is also firing shots at the former FBI Director.

Not so much at McCabe. Comey is the vulnerable spot, apparently, or at least the most visible one.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (Pqytn)

204 Wait, is the little girl holding the empty box the bonnet came in?
Posted by: @votermom
------------

Yes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:06 AM (nBBdT)

205 RIP R. Lee Ermey!


Did your parents have any children that lived?


Semper Fi.

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (gbWkA)

206 Those are turnips on the floor.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (Mbmmf)

207 Stress relief kitten

http://youtu.be/2sAHCKRKy2w

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (LiyEm)

208 I don't know how to break this to ya'll but them ain't onion's there on the floor. Probably something from the beet family.

---

Cool hats AND dropping the beets? Word.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (LV5XU)

209 In keeping with current fashion, Comey should have called his book "What Happened?"

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Dog Walker at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (rBnYq)

210 203 Lanny Davis, a Clinton acolyte and mouthpiece, calls Comey a "liar and a renegade narcissist". Janet Lynch, well within the Clinton planetary system, is also firing shots at the former FBI Director.

Not so much at McCabe. Comey is the vulnerable spot, apparently, or at least the most visible one.
Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:05 AM (Pqytn)

============

I really don't get the Left's continue embrace of this man.

His admission that he reopened the Clinton thing because of polls should have made him persona non grata in their eyes, but #antiTrump is all that's required.

Whatever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (9ZlHt)

211 I hope Muldoon his saving these for his forthcoming illustrated Art Appreciation Limerick book.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (hMwEB)

212 Rutabaga!
Rutabaga!
Sis Boom Bah!

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (wPiJc)

213 205 RIP R. Lee Ermey!


Did your parents have any children that lived?


Semper Fi.

Posted by: Archer

You are nothing but unorganized grabastic pieces of amphibian shit!

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (FZYNt)

214 Amid the latest spike in aviation deaths, a newly published Military Times Crash Database shows manned warplane accidents have jumped 39 percent since the 2013 budget cuts.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (5y11N)

215 Barbara Stanwyk in Baby Face us teh hawt.

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (LiyEm)


https://tinyurl.com/ybsq634l

John Wayne is also in Baby Face, a bit part as one of Stanwyck's bed mates.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (kqsXK)

216 >>Not so much at McCabe. Comey is the vulnerable spot, apparently, or at least the most visible one.

They are all vulnerable and taking turns throwing each other under various buses. It's going to be a lot of fun watching this unravel and seeing them all try to escape pain by blaming others in the cabal.

McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

217 I assume those are his three wives? And the woman on the right. Her hijab is facing the wrong way.

Posted by: Ibrahim bin Muhammad at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/qEW2)

218 Soon she will be a full grown char woman.


Posted by: Corona at April 16, 2018 10:01 AM (MceDl)
=======================
you owe me one keyboard and a new cup of coffee.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Dog Walker at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (rBnYq)

219 Wait, is the little girl holding the empty box the bonnet came in?

Posted by: @votermom


---

It's symbolic of all families' struggles against empty desires and wants, and the vacuous feeling that's left when humans realize that the goods they longed for don't bring them the happiness they desired.

Or it's because kids like boxes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (LV5XU)

220 216 >>Not so much at McCabe. Comey is the vulnerable spot, apparently, or at least the most visible one.

They are all vulnerable and taking turns throwing each other under various buses. It's going to be a lot of fun watching this unravel and seeing them all try to escape pain by blaming others in the cabal.

McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

==============

God, I hope the rest of those OIG reports are half as good as I imagine them to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (9ZlHt)

221 217 I assume those are his three wives? And the woman on the right. Her hijab is facing the wrong way.
Posted by: Ibrahim bin Muhammad

Don't let supper, I mean the dog, out the door

Posted by: Barack Obama at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (FZYNt)

222 comey, mccabe, oh, rodenstein, that scunt with the weird name and his girlfriend. The entire upper levels of the fbi and justice were/are corrupt. pitiful

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (5y11N)

223 You*re so ugly you could be a modern art masterpiece!

GSGT. Hartman

Posted by: Archer at April 16, 2018 10:10 AM (gbWkA)

224 222 comey, mccabe, oh, rodenstein, that scunt with the weird name and his girlfriend. The entire upper levels of the fbi and justice were/are corrupt. pitiful
Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (5y11N)

=============

Just remember, there are good agents out there, so any criticisms of the agency's direction, as determined by their corrupt leaders, is beyond the pale.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:11 AM (9ZlHt)

225 You want Goldilocks weather.

-
Fleeing bears makes you run faster?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:11 AM (+y/Ru)

226 Also, there's been a big egg recall. There are UPC codes on the FDA's website.

https://tinyurl.com/y9pzbykf

FWIW, I don't think it's a problem if you cook them adequately, but still it's nice to be aware.

Posted by: Moron Robbie : FBI = Porn Star > Mass Murderer at April 16, 2018 10:11 AM (LV5XU)

227 >>God, I hope the rest of those OIG reports are half as good as I imagine them to be.

I have no doubt. There was a lot of interesting stuff buried in plain sight in this relatively minor McCabe report.

Everyone is focused on the lies McCabe told to inspectors but I think the real nuggets are around McCabe's and others actions when the Weiner laptop was discovered and then covered up.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (/tuJf)

228 220 God, I hope the rest of those OIG reports are half as good as I imagine them to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (9ZlHt)

Better be good enough that Comey's $20 Million advance becomes null and void.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (XMDuf)

229 Fleeing bears makes you run faster?


No, fleeing bears makes me give you a hard kick to the side of the knee.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (fuK7c)

230 180 The girl is definitely better dressed than her parents. This is not her first frivolous purchase. Her parents are troubled by her careless spending but don't seem to say anything. They are enabling the financial woes. There is a lot going on here.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

they need to get her married off and fast, there is a rumor going around that she is ...not virtuous
Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (bUjCl)


This s very typical of the era: a story painting. The key to the action and backstory here is the eggplant lying on the floor behind the jug. Unknown to the three adults, the pumpkin has planned a coup d'etat. The little girl was coerced by the security service (the dog) to poison the father's drink. The young weoman is about to prick her finger n a pin in the hat, and will die momentarily. The older woman is a weak reed: she'll go with whoever wins.

What the pumpkin doesn't know is that as soon as it has consolidated power, the eggplants, in collusion with the turnips will violently overthrow him. The eggplants have been humiliated far too often buy large curcubits, and after years of being at the bottom of the vegetable pile, are going to rise up: the humiliation is demonstrated by the supine posture of one eggplant, and the growing pride of his species by the throbbing, upright purple stance of the eggplant in the foreground. The turnips are white: they will do whatever they can to gain supremacy.

It tells a story, but it isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (CPk08)

231 181
Her parents are troubled by her careless spending but don't seem to say
anything. They are enabling the financial woes. There is a lot going on
here.

Posted by: Kris

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That would explain the bottle and glass on the mantle.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:00 AM (w1zJX)
Somebody up thread posted a write-up about the apparent hypocrisy in the painting. Maybe, but I'm not sure I agree. Back in the day, drinking was more customary than luxury. Someone once told me that that was healthier than drinking the water. And the mirror is tiny and not good quality. I think the painting shows a contrast between an OK indulgence of luxuries and the more dangerous, overindulgence. The great thing about good art is the different points-of-view it solicits in each person.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (OyyDO)

232 It's symbolic of all families' struggles against empty desires and wants, and the vacuous feeling that's left when humans realize that the goods they longed for don't bring them the happiness they desired.

I hear that.

I actually stood in front of the stuffed bookcases at Stately Poppins Manor this weekend and debated torching the whole damned thing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

233 Those are turnips on the floor.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 16, 2018 10:07 AM (Mbmmf)


"Ici Londres, ici Londres, and now a message for our friends on the Continent. Those are turnips on the floor. Those are turnips on the floor..."

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (y87Qq)

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (CPk08)

235 Wondering if I should build an ark

Fun fact, it probably took Noah close to 100 years to complete the ark.

Can you imagine being the crazy guy with the insane project for that long? Assuming a "generation" is about 25 years, there were kids who grew up in a family making fun of Noah alongside their parents, grand-parents, and great-grandparents who had all been born in a time Noah was working on the ark.

Of course Noah and his family got the last laugh, but it's definitely a reminder God's schedule is on a different scale than ours.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (iv0p7)

236 I think this settles the hardwood debate

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (FZYNt)

237 I've never figured out how dragging your skirt through the dirt and dust was a good plan. They didn't figure out hemming so they skirt didn't actually drag in the dirt?

Posted by: dagny at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (CAKgV)

238 228 220 God, I hope the rest of those OIG reports are half as good as I imagine them to be.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:09 AM (9ZlHt)

Better be good enough that Comey's $20 Million advance becomes null and void.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (XMDuf)

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Comey can have his money, as far as I'm concerned, as long as he and his ilk are out of power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (9ZlHt)

239 I thought at first that this was a farmhouse, but I just realized that those are houses seen through teh door. So it's a town or city.

What's hanging on top of the fireplace - is that supposed to be a painting?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (hMwEB)

240 215 Yeah,saw it in TCM a couple of weeks ago.

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (LiyEm)

241 Of course Noah and his family got the last laugh, but it's definitely a reminder God's schedule is on a different scale than ours.
Posted by: bonhomme

It took Noah 100 years because Home Depot has such shitty customer service back in the day

Posted by: Rick in SK at April 16, 2018 10:15 AM (FZYNt)

242 What's in your wallet?

Posted by: BluesFish at April 16, 2018 10:15 AM (Ht/Ui)

243 >>Comey can have his money, as far as I'm concerned, as long as he and his ilk are out of power.

I want them all in GTMO awaiting military tribunals. Anything less is BS.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:16 AM (r9UYA)

244 3241 He had the drill in reverse....

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 10:16 AM (LiyEm)

245 I've never figured out how dragging your skirt through the dirt and dust was a good plan. They didn't figure out hemming so they skirt didn't actually drag in the dirt?

********


This comment about the means for preserving clothing seems so intensely serious, as if you are truly seeking an earnest hemming way.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:16 AM (wPiJc)

246 238 Comey can have his money, as far as I'm concerned, as long as he and his ilk are out of power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (9ZlHt)

Meh. I want them homeless and slowly drowning in their own bodily wastes.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:16 AM (XMDuf)

247 I've never figured out how dragging your skirt through the dirt and dust was a good plan. They didn't figure out hemming so they skirt didn't actually drag in the dirt?
Posted by: dagny at April 16, 2018 10:14 AM (CAKgV)


The odds of dying because your linen skirts and shawls and stuff caught fire at the hearth were through the roof in that era. The only reason it wasn't #1 was because of disease and childbirth, I think.

Posted by: hogmartin at April 16, 2018 10:17 AM (y87Qq)

248 Comey has a moment of clarity.

Comey to ABC: "One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:17 AM (+y/Ru)

249 Nothin' up muh sleeve...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2018 10:17 AM (IqV8l)

250 I actually stood in front of the stuffed bookcases at Stately Poppins Manor this weekend and debated torching the whole damned thing.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

Don't!

Flaming liberals - good.
Flaming bookcases - bad.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:17 AM (hMwEB)

251 If there were a cat, the dog would know to stay away and the cat would be demanding the box.

Posted by: dagny at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (CAKgV)

252 "Measure twice, cut once.

Measure twice, cut once."


/Noah, muttering under his breath.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (wPiJc)

253 RIP R. Lee Ermey!

He's currently inspecting the angels, making sure they're squared away.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (iv0p7)

254 They are all vulnerable and taking turns throwing each other under various buses. It's going to be a lot of fun watching this unravel and seeing them all try to escape pain by blaming others in the cabal.

McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)


I'm already having fun as those cornered rats are turning on each other.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (y7DUB)

255 The great thing about good art is the different points-of-view it solicits in each person.

This is why art threads (and the book thread) are my favorite threads.

I'm looking at the wood stove. It's more efficient to heat the flat than using the open fireplace, but it looks expensive. It was an investment. It's also not sooty or charred because someone takes very good care of it.

Perhaps the young lady's finery is also an investment of sorts. If she makes the right catch she gets out of the house and may also provide an allowance to the parents. Dad is questioning this particular investment right now, but it could all be part of the plan.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (fuK7c)

256 McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)


Enough with the sociopath hate. We're people too.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (L8JfA)

257 WTF? Dekalb county library has 15 copies of Comeys book of lies, about 25 of Hillary's latest book of lies (but not one of the Moron Cookbook)? Where will they put them now that all empty shelf space has been filled by books on the the glorious life and accomplishments of Barack and Michelle Obama? Probably have to throw out more of the racist American history books.

Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2018 10:19 AM (MxEKc)

258 The litttle girl is proudly displaying our Yeti 85 Tub Cooler! $249.99. More functional than a bonnet.

Posted by: Gotta Get a Yeti! at April 16, 2018 10:19 AM (JHwDP)

259 >>Thoughts?


I'd rather talk about art? \_ _/

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:20 AM (W+vEI)

260 Comey to ABC: "One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:17 AM (+y/Ru)


I don't suppose the Greek Disney Munchkin asked a follow up question like a real interviewer would.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2018 10:20 AM (y7DUB)

261 The odds of dying because your linen skirts and shawls and stuff caught fire at the hearth were through the roof in that era.


My grandmother's little sister caught fire (skirts, fireplace) and died. This caused my grandmother much trauma and, in consequence, she never let her 3 daughters near the fireplace or the stove (wood). Hence, my mother never learned to cook, which caused my sister to never learn to cook, which caused me to have to learn later. My sister still thinks she cooks well enough for holidays, which causes us to either bring most of the food "to help" or stop for a burger on the way.

Long lasting consequences.

Posted by: dagny at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (CAKgV)

262 259 >>Thoughts?


I'd rather talk about art? \_ _/
Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:20 AM (W+vEI)

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There's art?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (9ZlHt)

263
"Eighty-nine and a half cubits. Meh, close enough, right Lord?!"

/Noah, after measuring only once.

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (wPiJc)

264 RIP R. Lee Ermey!

He's currently inspecting the angels, making sure they're squared away.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (iv0p7)


That made me LOL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (kqsXK)

265 RIP Gunny Hartman.


Posted by: Cheri at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (oiNtH)

266 256 Enough with the sociopath hate. We're people too.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (L8JfA)

Evil, Manipulative, skin-crawling lizard people.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (CMbMd)

267 I just found my grandfather's acceptance letter into Dartmouth dated September 16, 1925. There was also a one Hour examination Physics 3.

Just a small piece of paper with 7 questions, answer any 5 of them.
1-Outline the argument which led Newton to the law of gravitation. Show how it is possible to weigh the earth.
2-Describe an experiment leading to the relation p=dh and derive it, giving it units.
3-Compute the force on the rectangular vertical side of a tank of water 30 inces deep, 40 inces long. Find the line of action of the force.

Anyone want the rest?

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (NTM5E)

268 What's hanging on top of the fireplace - is that supposed to be a painting?
Posted by: @votermom

It's a map.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:22 AM (c/EDo)

269 170 167 Sure, sure. She gets a new bonnet. All I get is this box.
Posted by: Stepchild

I get tired of her box too
Posted by: Huma

Imagine how tired the box is.

In fact I retired it years ago.

Posted by: Slick Willie at April 16, 2018 10:22 AM (kfcYC)

270
Anyone want the rest?
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (NTM5E)

yes please

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:22 AM (hMwEB)

271 >>Everyone is focused on the lies McCabe told to inspectors but I think the real nuggets are around McCabe's and others actions when the Weiner laptop was discovered and then covered up.


And having lived in Chappaqua ~ 1/2 mile from the Clintons.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:22 AM (W+vEI)

272 266 256 Enough with the sociopath hate. We're people too.
Posted by: ScoggDog at April 16, 2018 10:18 AM (L8JfA)

Evil, Manipulative, skin-crawling lizard people.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (CMbMd)


Nonsense. We're just as warm-blooded as the next guy.

Posted by: ScoggDog at April 16, 2018 10:22 AM (L8JfA)

273 #247

The odds of dying because your linen skirts and shawls and stuff caught
fire at the hearth were through the roof in that era. The only reason it
wasn't #1 was because of disease and childbirth, I think.
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Using the word "hearth" is exactly right. A lot of cooking in houses that didn't have stoves was done ON the hearth, not inside the fireplace. The fireplace was used mainly to produce hot coals for the dutch ovens and pots that were placed on the hearth. The cook had to lean over the hearth to scoop more coals out of the fireplace or to put more fuel on the fire. Dangerous work even when there weren't young ones and dogs and cats skittering about.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:23 AM (Pqytn)

274 I like the giant fuzzy dice hanging on the left side of the fireplace.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 16, 2018 10:23 AM (kCnzy)

275 I'm looking at the wood stove. It's more efficient to heat the flat than using the open fireplace, but it looks expensive. It was an investment. It's also not sooty or charred because someone takes very good care of it.

I believe that's for cooking. You build the fire in the fireplace and put that in font: like a reflector oven.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:24 AM (CPk08)

276 Yeah, the parents are clearly appalled by the cost of the bonnet.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:24 AM (c/EDo)

277 Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (NTM5E)


Ah, pre-idiot box.

Posted by: dagny at April 16, 2018 10:24 AM (CAKgV)

278 >>And having lived in Chappaqua ~ 1/2 mile from the Clintons.

Funny that.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:24 AM (/tuJf)

279 I believe that's for cooking. You build the fire in the fireplace and put that in font: like a reflector oven.


Hmmmm.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:25 AM (fuK7c)

280 Why does Cohen have to name his clients?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 16, 2018 10:25 AM (5y11N)

281 The cook had to lean over the hearth to scoop more coals out of the fireplace or to put more fuel on the fire.


******


Could've used a hearth transplant

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:25 AM (wPiJc)

282 Anyone want the rest?
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM (NTM5E)

unless the rest are questions about the evils of capitalism, i am not interested

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:26 AM (bUjCl)

283
Anyone want the rest?
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:21 AM


Where are the social justice questions?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2018 10:26 AM (IqV8l)

284 From the expression on the old man's face, it seems he might be trying to calculate the size of the dowery he'll have to raise to get some young man to take this expensive daughter off his hands.


As I remember the story, The Father, Baptista Minola, had to pay a large dowery to Petrucio to get rid of Stormy Kate or was that just a plot point in the movie?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 10:27 AM (roQNm)

285 Where will they put them now that all empty shelf space has been filled by books on the the glorious life and accomplishments of Barack and Michelle Obama? Probably have to throw out more of the racist American history books.
Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2018 10:19 AM (MxEKc)


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Leftists are such dishonorable parasitic scum with their need to politicize public institutions. Maybe the time has come to do away with libraries. People can go to project gutenberg for their reading.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (/qEW2)

286 Comey would have transitioned to female if he were born this generation. What a cunt that particular fellow is.

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (KjEi7)

287

You gotta have hearth...

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (IqV8l)

288 >>257 WTF? Dekalb county library has 15 copies of Comeys book of lies, about 25 of Hillary's latest book of lies

Damn straight.

Posted by: Cynthia McKinney at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (r9UYA)

289 My grandmother's little sister caught fire (skirts, fireplace) and died. This caused my grandmother much trauma and, in consequence, she never let her 3 daughters near the fireplace or the stove (wood).

Yikes.

My in-laws had their 3 year old die in a farming accident. They left the kids under the care of a teenager at home who decided to take the kids out to the farm. Tractors are dangerous.

The surviving son doesn't get to do dangerous things. His mom is understandably protective. She's possibly over-protective, though again, it's perfectly understandable.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (iv0p7)

290 This Comey fella is an even bigger piece of shit than I thought.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (4ErVI)

291 2-Describe an experiment leading to the relation p=dh and derive it, giving it units.

--

I wonder what equation this is: power? momentum? de Broglie wavelength?

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (hMwEB)

292 285 Where will they put them now that all empty shelf space has been filled by books on the the glorious life and accomplishments of Barack and Michelle Obama? Probably have to throw out more of the racist American history books.
Posted by: Ripley at April 16, 2018 10:19 AM (MxEKc)

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Leftists are such dishonorable parasitic scum with their need to politicize public institutions. Maybe the time has come to do away with libraries. People can go to project gutenberg for their reading.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (/qEW2)

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Project Gutenberg is why I vote against library initiatives.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (aFMSC)

293 >>And having lived in Chappaqua ~ 1/2 mile from the Clintons.

>>Funny that.

I still go back to the Catherine Herridge report where she said that Hillary didn't just have classified docs on her email server (and passing them to others), but she had docs that she was not authorized to read. In other words, she had people inside IC sharing docs with her, essentially committing espionage against America.

I'm thinking McCabe may be one of her helpers, which makes his leading the email server investigation even worse, if that's possible. Have to wonder if maybe the email treasure trove on Weiner's laptop contained some stuff that implicated him and his colleagues....Pure speculation, but it's a possibility.

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (W+vEI)

294 It tells a story, but it isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (CPk0
But there are trees. Out the window to the right.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (OyyDO)

295 Dude forgot to paint the table.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (s9DTK)

296 286 Comey would have transitioned to female if he were born this generation. What a cunt that particular fellow is.
Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at April 16, 2018 10:28 AM (KjEi7)

And he'd have sued everyone who didn't believe that the gawky, giant-handed, 6'8" drag queen was born a woman.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (CMbMd)

297 Overcooked fireplace food will give you hearthburn

Posted by: Muldoon at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (wPiJc)

298 Punxsutawney Phil: Six more weeks of winter!

Winter: Hold my beer...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM (+F0Wk)

299 Where are the social justice questions?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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Good point. The number of hours he spent in 'community service' is much more important than something as arcane and useless as physics.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM (w1zJX)

300 Schism!

Inside Tom Cruise and John Travolta's Scientology Feud; 'Despise Each Other'...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM (+y/Ru)

301 4-Assuming that the density of air is 0.0012 and of Mercury 13.56, find the difference in the barometric readings at the bottom and top of a building 500 feet high.

5-Derive Boyle's law on the basis of Kinetic theory. Show how to find the velocity of an air particle at 20 degrees C (At 20 Degrees C. and 76 cms. the density of air = 0.0012)

6-Give a reason for the relation vsquared = 2gh in the case of a liquid escaping through a small orifice.(sorry don't know how to do squared)
Give a general statement concerning the pressure in a moving liquid.

7-Give a reason for the relation v=nl for the velocity of a wave motion.
Describe and account for the phenomenon of beats.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM (NTM5E)

302 Watching "a quiet place", i was really watching for the one American sign language sign I know "girl"
It's like a throat cutting gesture, but it only follows the right chin line, and signifies the bonnet strap tied under the chin that all girls wear.

Posted by: Downcast at April 16, 2018 10:31 AM (mk9eQ)

303 256 McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)


Then how did he get a job in government? Don't they screen for that sort of thing?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:31 AM (xlCXC)

304
Home is where the hearth is.

Posted by: Is dinner ready? at April 16, 2018 10:31 AM (w1zJX)

305 That made me LOL.

*tips hat*

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:31 AM (iv0p7)

306
There she goes, throwing a good money while the vegetables rot on the floor.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 16, 2018 09:22 AM (mpXpK)

Funny, my thoughts exactly. Looks like the same thought is going through the old man's mind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (vUFR0)

307 Comey to ABC: "One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."
++++++
\ Umm James honey You have failed at that miserably

Posted by: DeploraBOT at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (y3aQB)

308 My grandmother's little sister caught fire (skirts, fireplace) and died. This caused my grandmother much trauma and, in consequence, she never let her 3 daughters near the fireplace or the stove (wood).

The silent actress Martha Mansfield was filming The Warrens of Virginia in 1923, in full hoop skirt and petticoats when, during a break, a lit cigarette or match (accounts vary) dropped into her skirts and she went up in flames. She died less than 24 hours later.

https://tinyurl.com/ybwqw9lx

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (kqsXK)

309 McCabe appears to be a flat out sociopath.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:08 AM (/tuJf)

Then how did he get a job in government? Don't they screen for that sort of thing?

Posted by: OregonMuse
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Bwahahahahahaha

Posted by: Hillary, former Sec. of State at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (Zdm89)

310 Jim Comey as The Last Soy Scout.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (Ndje9)

311 Describe and account for the phenomenon of beats.

==

oh, i know this one ! Dr. Dre had an idea....

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:32 AM (bUjCl)

312 This comment about the means for preserving clothing seems so intensely serious, as if you are truly seeking an earnest hemming way.
Posted by: Muldoon


She was just inquiring for whom the belle strolls.

Posted by: mindful webworker - with grate power... at April 16, 2018 10:33 AM (ATv6t)

313 >>I'm thinking McCabe may be one of her helpers, which makes his leading the email server investigation even worse, if that's possible. Have to wonder if maybe the email treasure trove on Weiner's laptop contained some stuff that implicated him and his colleagues....Pure speculation, but it's a possibility.

I'm not putting anything past these people. There was so much criminal activity going on and the coverup was so obvious and clumsy and their furious reactions now lead me to believe we are going to see some bombshells we didn't see coming.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:33 AM (/tuJf)

314 I just found my grandfather's acceptance letter into Dartmouth

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Wait. If you have to know that stuff to get into Dartmouth then why do you have to go to college?

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 10:33 AM (roQNm)

315 My neighbor moved home to care for his elderly mother. She was 94. She asked him as he went to work if he wanted her to make dinner. He said, no don't worry about it, I'll figure it out when I get home.

She decided to cook for him and when reaching over the stove, her robe caught on fire...The had to gut the entire house. Very sad. Really nice guy and sweet mother...

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:33 AM (NTM5E)

316 Of course Noah and his family got the last laugh, but it's definitely a reminder God's schedule is on a different scale than ours.
Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:13 AM (iv0p7)


========

If the warmies are right and the melting icecaps flood the world, the only survivor will be Ken Ham.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (/qEW2)

317 Here's a story you don't see every day.

Israel police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox 'rioters'...

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+y/Ru)

318 >>"One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."


A. Who talks like this?

B. Is this a failed attempt at humility that was scripted by his PR team?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (W+vEI)

319 .
.
.
7-Give a reason for the relation v=nl for the velocity of a wave motion.
Describe and account for the phenomenon of beats.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM (NTM5


Wow. And you were expected to have learned that in *high school*? And not intersectional Yakut feminist poetry?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (xlCXC)

320 >>Then how did he get a job in government? Don't they screen for that sort of thing?

Starting to look like it was a requirement to work in the Obama administration.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:35 AM (/tuJf)

321
Wow. And you were expected to have learned that in *high school*? And not intersectional Yakut feminist poetry?


Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (xlCXC)

Well, the test was dated December 13, 1926 so it WAS his sophmore year.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (NTM5E)

322 143 Boston is the windiest city in the country

=

ha !
Posted by: Chicago at April 16, 2018 09:50 AM (bUjCl)


Hold my beer.

Posted by: Cheyenne at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (0Le4j)

323 318 >>"One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."


A. Who talks like this?

B. Is this a failed attempt at humility that was scripted by his PR team?
Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (W+vEI)

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A. Over-educated dweebs who want people to know it.

B. Probably his own creation.

He should read some more Hemingway to learn how to end a sentence before it goes on too long.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (aFMSC)

324 318 >>"One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."

A. Who talks like this?


James Comey, sanctimonious gasbag.

B. Is this a failed attempt at humility that was scripted by his PR team?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (W+vEI)


Either that or he got it out of one of those 'How To Ace Your Job Interview' books.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (xlCXC)

325 321 Well, the test was dated December 13, 1926 so it WAS his sophmore year.
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (NTM5E)

By the time I was in high school, it wasn't even POSSIBLE to take 3 years of physics.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:37 AM (CMbMd)

326 #312

This comment about the means for preserving clothing seems so
intensely serious, as if you are truly seeking an earnest hemming way.

Posted by: Muldoon



She was just inquiring for whom the belle strolls.
=====================

Pa is about to lecture the bonny lass on what to have and have not.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:37 AM (Pqytn)

327 >>Either that or he got it out of one of those 'How To Ace Your Job Interview' books.


Heh. If I got that response during an interview I would decide "Not a good fit/not a team player."

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:37 AM (W+vEI)

328 (sorry don't know how to do squared)
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM


A couple of ways most folks would understand these days would be (x^2) or (x**2), or you could go old-school with (x*x).

Posted by: Duncanthrax at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (ctuyM)

329 294 It tells a story, but it isn't art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (CPk0
But there are trees. Out the window to the right.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (OyyDO)


I missed that. This brings a whole new dimension to the painting. It then really becomes a metaphysical comment: the trees are there, but are they trees like the Gods of Lucretius, distant, and remote, or could this be something deeper: a Romantic comment on how merely human struggle isolates us from the deep green of reality? Eternity is without, looking in, and we have isolated it from us with our culture, and all the vegetables can do is plot, futilely, waiting the destruction that comes either way.......

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (CPk08)

330 ??143 Boston is the windiest city in the country


Feh

Posted by: Texas Chili Cookoff Day at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (r9UYA)

331 324 Either that or he got it out of one of those 'How To Ace Your Job Interview' books.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (xlCXC)


The next time someone asks me "What's your biggest flaw?", I'm answering "That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?'".

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (CMbMd)

332 >>Hold my beer.

>>Cheyenne at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM

https://tinyurl.com/y9sxzb4t

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (/tuJf)

333 Do you know you can graduate HS here in the USA without ever taking a Physics class.

I only know this coz KTY tells me she doesn't have to coz she's taking nursing.

But apparently "government" is a required class.


Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:39 AM (hMwEB)

334 The hatch on the floor on the lower left leads to the hobo storage parlor.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 09:36 AM (fuK7c)

Also known as a "hobliette".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2018 10:39 AM (vUFR0)

335 Wait. If you have to know that stuff to get into Dartmouth then why do you have to go to college?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke
---------------

Education used to be rather more rigorous. Neither Wilbur or Orville Wright received HS diplomas, but a look at their notebooks reveals a level of education and skill not seen today by graduates. Not even close.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:40 AM (w1zJX)

336 302 Watching "a quiet place", i was really watching for the one American sign language sign I know "girl"
It's like a throat cutting gesture, but it only follows the right chin line, and signifies the bonnet strap tied under the chin that all girls wear.

Posted by: Downcast at April 16, 2018 10:31 AM (mk9eQ)

Interesting. Surely that hints how old the language is. Late 1800s, perhaps? That's the last time you'd see bonnets on most girls I think.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at April 16, 2018 10:40 AM (4ErVI)

337 "How tall are you private?"

Comey: "Six foot 8, sir!"

"I didn't know they could stack shit that high!"

Posted by: zombie Sgt. Hartmann at April 16, 2018 10:41 AM (8TdcF)

338 333 Do you know you can graduate HS here in the USA without ever taking a Physics class.

I only know this coz KTY tells me she doesn't have to coz she's taking nursing.

But apparently "government" is a required class.


Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:39 AM (hMwEB)

===============

I never took physics.

I took 3-4 years of Chemistry and Biology each instead. AP tests in both. 5 on the Bio.

And I went to English Literature as a major...

Young TJM was dumb.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:41 AM (aFMSC)

339 One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things.

Well, he's obviously a catastrophic failure in the "struggle."

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at April 16, 2018 10:41 AM (nV+c8)

340 all the vegetables can do is plot, futilely, waiting the destruction that comes either way.......


Soon!

Posted by: Garlic and Olive Oil at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (fuK7c)

341 I just noticed Madeleine Albright's face looks like an old work boot.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (r9UYA)

342 Attractive painting, but don't think it would work as a cautionary tale. Upthread, someone mentioned it was 50% off so I saved money. That's my takeaway.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (MIKMs)

343 I think that was a physics test *from* time at Dartmouth, not part of the entrance exam, right? Or am I confusulated?


In any case, I recall not that many years ago, some someone had done a pretty rigorous serious study comparing the actual knowledge (educational attainment) of people graduating high school at various points in the 20th century, and comparing them to college grads in recent times. You can imagine the results.


My favorite handy summation of this: "we used to teach Latin and Greek in high school - now we teach English in college".


Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (QDnY+)

344 Then I lit a fag...damn global warming



Posted by: Bruce at April 16, 2018 09:41 AM (BdsCV)

In Brooklyn's Prospect Park, fags light themselves.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (vUFR0)

345 Do you know you can graduate HS here in the USA without ever taking a Physics class.

I only know this coz KTY tells me she doesn't have to coz she's taking nursing.

But apparently "government" is a required class.


Posted by: @votermom
-----------------

I've mentioned several times my surprise that the UNC School of Journalism (which is highly ranked) did away with requirements for courses in Economics and History. Those topics being, presumably, unimportant to 'journalism'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (w1zJX)

346 329
294 It tells a story, but it isn't art.



Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:12 AM (CPk0

But there are trees. Out the window to the right.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:29 AM (OyyDO)



I missed that. This brings a whole new dimension to the painting. It
then really becomes a metaphysical comment: the trees are there, but
are they trees like the Gods of Lucretius, distant, and remote, or could
this be something deeper: a Romantic comment on how merely human
struggle isolates us from the deep green of reality? Eternity is
without, looking in, and we have isolated it from us with our culture,
and all the vegetables can do is plot, futilely, waiting the destruction
that comes either way.......

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (CPk0
This sounds like something I had to read in Methods class. No exaggeration.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

347 324 318 >>"One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."

A. Who talks like this?

James Comey, sanctimonious gasbag.

B. Is this a failed attempt at humility that was scripted by his PR team?

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (W+vEI)

Either that or he got it out of one of those 'How To Ace Your Job Interview' books.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:36 AM (xlCXC)

His biggest weakness is too much integrity.

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (nBr1j)

348 Comey is a character come to life from a Vince Flynn or Brad Thor book. The sanctimonious asshole high up in government role who thinks that he is the only honest and honorable one when in fact he is a lying, back stabbing little shitweasel.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (NTM5E)

349 335 Wait. If you have to know that stuff to get into Dartmouth then why do you have to go to college?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke
---------------

Education used to be rather more rigorous. Neither Wilbur or Orville Wright received HS diplomas, but a look at their notebooks reveals a level of education and skill not seen today by graduates. Not even close.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:40 AM (w1zJX)

============

The young people of today holding up young people of yesteryear as a reason for why they should hold political power today is hilarious to me.

The deepest dive into a description of education of young people like Alexander Hamilton back in the day was that of John Quincy Adams through bios of him and his father that each described it.

That man was, very likely, the smartest man to ever be president (he was also largely terrible as president, so there's that).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (aFMSC)

350 Timon #301: 4-Assuming that the density of air is 0.0012 and of Mercury 13.56, find the difference in the barometric readings at the bottom and top of a building 500 feet high.

This was the only question I understood. Couldn't solve for it, but get the idea.

I was a geology student.

Posted by: mindful webworker - rocker at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (ATv6t)

351 And that Comey quote is head-shaking, and utterly unsurprising.


Has everyone seen the twatter photo of him doing his cheerleader leap at some college (presumably where his son was playing lacrosse or something)?


Yikes. And perfect.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (QDnY+)

352 I only had to take two semesters of physics for my undergrad. A big part of the frustration of those classes for me was we weren't allowed to use calculus to solve problems. Calculus would have VASTLY simplified the resolution time and work.

Since then I've had to work to overcome significant distaste for Physics due to that hobbling.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (iv0p7)

353 SIL graduated from Dartmouth. She's a Social Worker for the county and does part time adjunct professoring at a local college. Left as they come.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (r9UYA)

354
Describe and account for the phenomenon of beats.
Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:30 AM


You mean like Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (IqV8l)

355 The next time someone asks me "What's your biggest flaw?", I'm answering "That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?'".

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 10:38 AM (CMbMd)


This is reason #283 of Why It's Great To Be Retired: never having to go to another one of those bullshit job interview and answer a bunch of bullshit questions.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (xlCXC)

356 The next time someone asks me "What's your biggest flaw?", I'm answering "That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?'".

I've been tempted to say, as seriously as I can (no smiling, totally deadpan), "Kryptonite."

But I never had the nerve.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 16, 2018 10:45 AM (hXeKX)

357 I missed that. This brings a whole new dimension to the painting. It then really becomes a metaphysical comment: the trees are there, but are they trees like the Gods of Lucretius, distant, and remote, or could this be something deeper: a Romantic comment on how merely human struggle isolates us from the deep green of reality? Eternity is without, looking in, and we have isolated it from us with our culture, and all the vegetables can do is plot, futilely, waiting the destruction that comes either way......."

And in front of the trees, there is a field of Wheat. The crops, the grains, fields of rippling Wheat. Wheat. All there is in life is Wheat... Oh Wheat! Lots of Wheat! Fields of Wheat! A tremendous amount of Wheat! Yellow Wheat, Red Wheat, Cream of Wheat.... The last traces of shimmering dusk are setting behind the quickly darkening evening, and it's only noon. Soon we shall be covered by Wheat. Wheat!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (k1TUh)

358 356 The next time someone asks me "What's your biggest flaw?", I'm answering "That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?'".

I've been tempted to say, as seriously as I can (no smiling, totally deadpan), "Kryptonite."

But I never had the nerve.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 16, 2018 10:45 AM (hXeKX)

=============

I once answered the question, "What's your best asset," with, "My eyes."

I got the job, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (aFMSC)

359 My favorite handy summation of this: "we used to teach Latin and Greek in high school - now we teach English in college".







Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:42 AM (QDnY+)
It was from his second year at Dartmouth so a college test. The reason that I posted it is the difference in the way that they word tests. They gave you nonthing back then, no multiple guess bullshit. You had to KNOW your stuff.
By the way, Timon Jr is a sophmore in HS taking top level classes AND Latin and Greek. Proud Papa.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (NTM5E)

360 Greetings:

Not many frills upon it...

Posted by: 11B40 at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (evgyj)

361 This sounds like something I had to read in Methods class. No exaggeration.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:43 AM (OyyDO)


When I was a kid, my mother used to buy me stuff from Penguin's "classics" series. Cheap paperbacks, but al lot of good books. Being a methodical reader, I always read the forewords first, which were written in the best thoughtful late mid-century academic style. 'Round about the age of 18 it dawned on me how fucking full of shit academics those were. LOL.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (CPk08)

362 352 I only had to take two semesters of physics for my undergrad. A big part of the frustration of those classes for me was we weren't allowed to use calculus to solve problems.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (iv0p7)


Really? Why is that? Because when I took Physics, we used calculus all the time.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (xlCXC)

363 Here's a story you don't see every day.

Israel police use stun grenades to quell ultra-Orthodox 'rioters'...
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 10:34 AM (+y/Ru)


========

What is it? IIRC the orthodox do enjoy special privileges that sometimes causes friction with the non orthodox members of society.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:47 AM (/qEW2)

364 I instantly (and still) marvel at the possible legal strategy behind Comey publishing a f***ing book at this point - now I marvel at the possible PR strategy as well.


Of course, it's today's degraded America. Not that long ago, the ridicule would be so bad there would almost be a sympathy factor for the guy.


He sort of telegraphed his intellectual and emotional level when he first came to notice with his famous hospital intervention with AG Ashcroft. I still recall it and people's reaction to it.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:47 AM (QDnY+)

365 "What's your biggest flaw?"


A flea and a fly in a flue
Were imprisoned, with nothing to do
Said the flea "let us fly"
Said the fly "let us flee"
So they flew out a flaw in the flue


-- either Boy's Life or Highlights magazine, late 60s

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:47 AM (fuK7c)

366 Why are the foodstuffs on the floor?

Posted by: steve walsh at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (ECqyM)

367 "One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."


=

"..and failed miserably, i am still a narcissist. this is my credo an I am damn proud of it !"

_Preacher James Comey

Posted by: runner at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (bUjCl)

368 That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?

A deep hatred of corporate bureaucracy that I have yet to overcome.

I am self-employed now.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (r9UYA)

369 And in front of the trees, there is a field of
Wheat. The crops, the grains, fields of rippling Wheat. Wheat. All
there is in life is Wheat... Oh Wheat! Lots of Wheat! Fields of
Wheat! A tremendous amount of Wheat! Yellow Wheat, Red Wheat, Cream of
Wheat.... The last traces of shimmering dusk are setting behind the
quickly darkening evening, and it's only noon. Soon we shall be covered
by Wheat. Wheat!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (k1TUh)

==========================
I just had a "Being There" flashback.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (Pqytn)

370 368 That I never learned how to properly answer 'what's your biggest flaw?

A deep hatred of corporate bureaucracy that I have yet to overcome.

I am self-employed now.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (r9UYA)

=============

You know what will fix that?

Government bureaucracy!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (aFMSC)

371 From the Met website:

This work, the last the artist exhibited at the National Academy of
Design, exemplifies his gently moralizing approach to genre painting.
In a setting influenced by the established formulas of
seventeenth-century Dutch masters, Edmonds contrasts the daughter's
extravagant purchase with the faults of her disapproving parents. The
father's bottle and glass and the mother's mirror imply indulgence in
drink and vanity, respectively. The poor delivery girl serves as an
added moral gibe to the comfortable middle-class family. The elderly man
in this painting may depict or be based on Edmonds's brother, Judge
John Worth Edmonds. The view through the door may represent Irving
Place, where the judge lived until his death in 1872. The figure of the
woman standing beside the old man is almost identical to a figure
appearing in a number of works by Edmonds and may have been based on his
mother.

Posted by: Lurker primus at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (yBgqh)

372 "What is your biggest flaw," he asked.

To which I replied, "People tell me that I am too smart for my own good, which is usually when the fight starts."

Posted by: Skandia Recluse the unwoke at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (roQNm)

373 Timon, that's great. Congrats. May your kid be one of the worthies who goes out to try and rebuild the world his predecessors have ravaged ....

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (QDnY+)

374 Why are the foodstuffs on the floor?

Posted by: steve walsh at April 16, 2018 10:48 AM (ECqyM)
++++++++++++++

Pumpkin, eggplant, white turnips. Your job is to make a 4 course meal in one hour. Go!

Posted by: stupid effete TV chefs at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (8TdcF)

375 360 Greetings:

Not many frills upon it...
Posted by: 11B40 at April 16, 2018 10:46 AM (evgyj)

Not time for the Easter parade yet.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (RD7QR)

376 @347

Yeah the guy who tried to entrap his boss, perjured himself on at least five different occasions and leaked classified documents at least four times is just brimming with integrity.

The longer this farce goes on the more people at the highest levels of power are revealed to be corrupt, criminal and treasonous.

Conversely, the longer this thing goes on it reveals just how thoroughly squeeky clean Trump actually is.

Imagine if the full weight of LE and IC conspired with elements of the all three branches to spy on you, your family and satellites?

Trump may be the cleanest person to ever run for public office.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 16, 2018 10:50 AM (UfMVm)

377 The oppression of patriarchy is apparent in this painting.

Posted by: goodluckduck at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (rwaEp)

378 "What is your biggest flaw," he asked.

---

I'm too nice.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (hMwEB)

379 Pumpkin, eggplant, white turnips. Your job is to make a 4 course meal in one hour. Go!
Posted by: stupid effete TV chefs at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (8TdcF)


So long as I can also use either the dog or the little girl, I'd give it a try.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (CPk08)

380 >>I instantly (and still) marvel at the possible legal strategy behind Comey publishing a f***ing book at this point - now I marvel at the possible PR strategy as well.

I think they are one and the same. Comey knows that the facts are going to come out and there is nothing he can do about it so if you don't have the facts or the law on your side you pound the table.

Comey is trying to impeach Trump's character and make it seem as if he had no choice but to do illegal stuff to try and prevent an organized crime boss like Trump from taking office.

The irony is of course it was Comey, Lynch, McCabe and others in the Obama administration who acted like an organized crime mob.

RICO suave.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

381
This is reason #283 of Why It's Great To Be Retired: never having to go to another one of those bullshit job interview and answer a bunch of bullshit questions.
Posted by: OregonMuse
-----------

Heh. A friend of mine was questioned by a much younger engineer as to why my friend felt the way he did about some social topic. My friend replied, "I'm 55 years old, I don't have to explain why I feel this way."

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (ZpfqO)

382 SIL graduated from Dartmouth. She's a Social Worker for the county and does part time adjunct professoring at a local college. Left as they come.

She'd do the world more good as a lineman for the county.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (kqsXK)

383 The adjective for Comey is sanctimonious.

The noun is shithead.

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (hMwEB)

384 Really? Why is that? Because when I took Physics, we used calculus all the time."

You and your snooty White Man's Math.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (k1TUh)

385 "What is your biggest flaw," he asked.

To which I replied, "People tell me that I am too smart for my own good, which is usually when the fight starts."


There's a joke that goes something like, "What's your biggest weakness?"

"I'm too honest."

"That doesn't sound like a weakness."

"I don't care what you think, asshole."

Maybe someone else can tell it better.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (hXeKX)

386 380 >>I instantly (and still) marvel at the possible legal strategy behind Comey publishing a f***ing book at this point - now I marvel at the possible PR strategy as well.

I think they are one and the same. Comey knows that the facts are going to come out and there is nothing he can do about it so if you don't have the facts or the law on your side you pound the table.

Comey is trying to impeach Trump's character and make it seem as if he had no choice but to do illegal stuff to try and prevent an organized crime boss like Trump from taking office.

The irony is of course it was Comey, Lynch, McCabe and others in the Obama administration who acted like an organized crime mob.

RICO suave.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM (/tuJf)

=============

Sounds similar to "intolerance in the name of tolerance".

I'm sure it's just a coincidence.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (aFMSC)

387 Stock answer to 'your greatest strength and your greatest flaw' is a sense of humor. Gets you through hard times and builds team spirit but can be disruptive to humorless people. Actually works very well.

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (MIKMs)

388 Looks like Pa and Ma can read the bill for more fippery.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (e1mEI)

389 He sort of telegraphed his intellectual and emotional level when he first came to notice with his famous hospital intervention with AG Ashcroft. I still recall it and people's reaction to it.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:47 AM (QDnY+)


Exactly; he was positively identified as a Grade Z cocksucker then and nothing subsequently has altered that one iota, except for some dense dimwits purportedly on "our side" who were positive that he'd come through like a champ on throwing the book at Rodham instead of writing a self obsessed one.

Posted by: Captain Hate at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (y7DUB)

390 291 2-Describe an experiment leading to the relation p=dh and derive it, giving it units.
--
I wonder what equation this is: power? momentum?
===
Change of Barometric Pressure (p) is a function of change in altitude (delta height)

Posted by: Hambone at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (t8Jwc)

391 Really? Why is that? Because when I took Physics, we used calculus all the time.

Mumbly mumble need to learn basic principles yada yada who knows.

I know for more advanced classes they used Calc. These were only the 125 and 130 classes.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (iv0p7)

392 Change of Barometric Pressure (p) is a function of change in altitude (delta height)

Posted by: Hambone at April 16, 2018 10:52 AM (t8Jwc)

Thank you!

Posted by: @votermom @vm pimping great books usually free or sale at April 16, 2018 10:53 AM (hMwEB)

393 Timon, that's great. Congrats. May your kid be one
of the worthies who goes out to try and rebuild the world his
predecessors have ravaged ....

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (QDnY+)

The Jesuits are still liberal as hell but the true academics portion is still challenging. He doesn't buy all the other BS they peddle.

The School Sisters of Notre Dame on the other hand is where the daughter goes. At the beginning of her freshman year, 2015, she was asked if she could do anything to change America what would she do (in a religion class).Her answer "Build the wall on our southern border and allow for nationwide concealed carry." Teacher audibly gasped...
Didn't fit too well with their "social justice" BS but the kid has her head on straight as well.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 10:53 AM (NTM5E)

394 I'm surprised that there's been no speculation regarding the map. Is the road to Rouen on it?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 16, 2018 10:53 AM (ZpfqO)

395 Imagine if the full weight of LE and IC conspired
with elements of the all three branches to spy on you, your family and
satellites?



Trump may be the cleanest person to ever run for public office.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 16, 2018 10:50 AM (UfMVm)

============================
That, and the MSM trumpeting every "leak" and every scurrilous charge that damages Trump personally, his administration,and his family, on a 24/7 schedule. It's astounding.

Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:53 AM (Pqytn)

396 -- either Boy's Life or Highlights magazine, late 60s

I can imagine Highlights now.

Goofus uses hate speech like "him" and "her."

Gallant understands a person's right to define themselves as male or female.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at April 16, 2018 10:54 AM (kqsXK)

397 371
From the Met website:

This work, the last the artist exhibited at the National Academy of

Design, exemplifies his gently moralizing approach to genre painting.

In a setting influenced by the established formulas of

seventeenth-century Dutch masters, Edmonds contrasts the daughter's

extravagant purchase with the faults of her disapproving parents. The

father's bottle and glass and the mother's mirror imply indulgence in

drink and vanity, respectively. The poor delivery girl serves as an

added moral gibe to the comfortable middle-class family. The elderly man

in this painting may depict or be based on Edmonds's brother, Judge

John Worth Edmonds. The view through the door may represent Irving

Place, where the judge lived until his death in 1872. The figure of the

woman standing beside the old man is almost identical to a figure

appearing in a number of works by Edmonds and may have been based on his

mother.



Posted by: Lurker primus at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (yBgqh)
That's cheating, you know.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:55 AM (OyyDO)

398 I read a transcript of the Comey interview. Throughout this farce, Comey repeatedly speaks about the truth and how important the truth is to our nation.

His definition of that word and mine are vastly different. He is all ego and truth be damned.

Posted by: Cheri at April 16, 2018 10:55 AM (oiNtH)

399 Basically the only possible knock on Trump is that he likes to have consenual sex with hot adult woman.

I can see why by Washington and Hollywood standards they regard him with contempt.

They have all been revealed to be corrupt and perverse.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 16, 2018 10:56 AM (UfMVm)

400 Truth? Fuck that shit!

Posted by: His Holiness James Comey at April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (+y/Ru)

401 My favorite handy summation of this: "we used to teach Latin and Greek in high school - now we teach English in college".


========

And those to whom English needs to be taught are the ones saying that grammar is racist.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (/qEW2)

402 395 That, and the MSM trumpeting every "leak" and every scurrilous charge that damages Trump personally, his administration,and his family, on a 24/7 schedule. It's astounding.
Posted by: mrp at April 16, 2018 10:53 AM (Pqytn)

=============

"This constant prattling couldn't possibly lead to the American people tuning us out could it?"
-Brian Williams

"Nope. We're good. Life time Democrats who voted for Trump will be turned on by our sudden need to hate Trump for behind a lecher on one hand while continuing to celebrate lecherousness throughout all of culture on the other."
-Stephen Colbert

*Farts in agreement.*
-Michael Moore

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (9ZlHt)

403 Mercury 13.56, find the difference in the barometric readings


What units were they measuring in? A barometric pressure of 30 inches means a high pressure front and clear skies, 28 means it's going to suck in all the rain.

13.56 would draw in storms, flying frogs, the plague, and Methodists.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

404 Posted by: Lurker primus at April 16, 2018 10:49 AM (yBgqh)
That's cheating, you know.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 10:55 AM (OyyDO)


It is way more fun to make stuff up for yourself before consulting the professional fabulist.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (CPk08)

405 Could E-Verify system reasonably be enhanced to verify that voters are real citizens?

Posted by: No Answers at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (mrSl4)

406 Wyoming is windy and during the winter there are frequent periods when the wind reaches 30 to 40 mph with gusts of 50 or 60 mph (ranks 1st in the US with an annual average wind speed of 12.9 mph).

But only 500k people in the whole state, so doesn't make your list.

Posted by: Hawkpilot at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (0Le4j)

407 I just saw the map for the first time, that's kinda faint. Probably southern England, but it might be Gondor.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (k1TUh)

408 405 Could E-Verify system reasonably be enhanced to verify that voters are real citizens?
Posted by: No Answers at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (mrSl4)

=============

"Double our budget and give us twenty years. Maybe. Check back in twenty-five years, though."
-DMV

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (9ZlHt)

409 Teen Gets Banished To 'The Cubicle' For Defying Ban On Gun Shirts -WZ

...The gun rights group, Wisconsin Carry, is funding the student's federal lawsuit against the principal.

I want this kid to bankrupt the principal and school district.

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:00 AM (r9UYA)

410 407 I just saw the map for the first time, that's kinda faint. Probably southern England, but it might be Gondor.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (k1TUh)


LOL. I was thinking London or Mossflower Woods.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 11:00 AM (CPk08)

411 Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 10:59 AM (CPk0

Heh. I paid for a degree in Art History and got a minor in BS for free.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 11:01 AM (OyyDO)

412 way late to the thread but have to jump in anyway to say I really like this painting CBD. Such a story it paints with dad looking at the bill, probably thinking "and a stinking $$ bonnet isn't going to catch you a husband, why couldn't you spend on a dress and corset to show off your elbows".

But the produce on the floor is sure an odd bit.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at April 16, 2018 11:02 AM (84F5k)

413 I want this kid to bankrupt the principal and school district.
Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:00 AM (r9UYA)


Unfortunately, in these kinds of lawsuits, the only ones at risk of being bankrupted are the taxpayers.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at April 16, 2018 11:02 AM (xlCXC)

414 Why in the everloving fuck is it against the "rules" to wear a "gun shirt"

Glad my kid wears a coat and tie every day.

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 11:02 AM (NTM5E)

415 He to whom I formerly referred as "Dumbshitzowitz" has begun to wake up and smell the coffee.

Lifelong Democrat Alan Dershowitz: The ACLU 'is Absolutely Political,' a 'Partisan Hard-Left Political Organization'

Posted by: His Holiness James Comey at April 16, 2018 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

416 Glad my kid wears a coat and tie every day.


Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 11:02 AM (NTM5E)
You know who else wears a suit and tie everyday.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 11:03 AM (OyyDO)

417 My biggest flaw?I'm too sexy.
Right Said Fred

Posted by: steevy at April 16, 2018 11:04 AM (LiyEm)

418 A barometric pressure of 30 inches means a high pressure front and clear skies, 28 means it's going to suck in all the rain.

13.56 would draw in storms, flying frogs, the plague, and Methodists.


You're thinking of a barometric pressure reading in inches of mercury.

The quiz question is giving the volumic mass of mercury.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 11:05 AM (iv0p7)

419 415 He to whom I formerly referred as "Dumbshitzowitz" has begun to wake up and smell the coffee.

Lifelong Democrat Alan Dershowitz: The ACLU 'is Absolutely Political,' a 'Partisan Hard-Left Political Organization'
Posted by: His Holiness James Comey at April 16, 2018 11:03 AM (+y/Ru)

=============

I think that picture of Obama with Farrakhan might have broken something in his brain, to our betterment it seems.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:05 AM (aFMSC)

420 The oppression of patriarchy is apparent in this painting.
Posted by: goodluckduck at April 16, 2018 10:51 AM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: Capitalism, Imperialism, and Fat Shaming at April 16, 2018 11:05 AM (ctuyM)

421 But the produce on the floor is sure an odd bit.


I think the artist is just checking the boxes here. It's a story painting but he's showing he can do a still life as well.

I am impressed by the texture on the metal hearth (stove/oven/?) and pail.

I got to look real close at some Wyeth's last summer in which he painted metal pails and still couldn't figure out how he did it. I think he may have just stapled a real pail into the painting.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (fuK7c)

422 I always rooted for Goofus. I mean, you had to feel bad for a kid who was doomed from the start by being named "Goofus." And in turn, his parents named his brother "Gallant." Yeah, no obvious favoritism there.

Hell yeah, I was Team Goofus.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (6qfo/)

423 During an interview with the Fox Business Network, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised the possibility that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is under investigation for his role in the Uranium-One scandal. -GP

BOOM!

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (r9UYA)

424 Contemporary college entrance exam.

Big Oil is causing global warming. Why do they hate polar bears and penguins?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (+y/Ru)

425 In all seriousness, Jimmy Drama's level of self-piousness and self-worship is starting to move beyond humorous and into legitimately creepy.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (XMDuf)

426 Lifelong Democrat Alan Dershowitz: The ACLU 'is Absolutely Political,' a 'Partisan Hard-Left Political Organization'
=====
AD's interview with the thumb Steltzer is very good (via RCP).

Posted by: mustbequantum at April 16, 2018 11:07 AM (MIKMs)

427 The quiz question is giving the volumic mass of mercury.


Ah. Thank you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 11:07 AM (fuK7c)

428 The girl holding the bonnet bears a resemblance to Jennifer France, opera singer. See Garsington Opera Company Le Nozze di Figaro. She's a cutey.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at April 16, 2018 11:07 AM (xzqr4)

429 424 Contemporary college entrance exam.

Big Oil is causing global warming. Why do they hate polar bears and penguins?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 16, 2018 11:06 AM (+y/Ru)

===============

Your answer may be turned in three weeks late and in the form of interpretive dance if you so choose.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:07 AM (aFMSC)

430 Heh. I paid for a degree in Art History and got a minor in BS for free.
Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 11:01 AM (OyyDO)


The best thing my dad ever said to me was that I had to choose between a vocation and an avocation, and I should pick an education that would make sure I could make enough money to do what I wanted to in my spare time.

I would have had a lot of fun as an English major, but I would be poor as a churchmouse, right about now.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 11:08 AM (CPk08)

431 One of the things I've struggled with my whole life is my ego and a sense that I have to be careful not to fall in love with my own view of things."


A. Who talks like this?

He's been reading Sean Penn !

Posted by: JT at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (3g90J)

432 > What units were they measuring in? A barometric pressure of 30 inches means a high pressure front and clear skies, 28 means it's going to suck in all the rain.

13.56 would draw in storms, flying frogs, the plague, and Methodists.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
---
Barleycorns.

Posted by: Hambone at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (t8Jwc)

433 Timon, that stuff about your daughter is hilarious! Wonder how many other girls in that class (secretly) were saying "right on!".


Thing with E-Verify is it's federal, rules/procedures for elections are constitutionally left to the states (hence the problem these days). So I suppose a state could decide to request federal involvement via E-Verify, but it can't be compelled.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (QDnY+)

434 >>During an interview with the Fox Business Network, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) raised the possibility that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is under investigation for his role in the Uranium-One scandal. -GP



Well, that's going to muddy the message of the Resistance! protesters at the ready for when he's fired.

"How Dare Russia-Colluding Trump Fire the guy Who Helped Sell Russia Our Uranium!?!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)

435 >> In all seriousness, Jimmy Drama's level of self-piousness and self-worship is starting to move beyond humorous and into legitimately creepy.


I read that as 'Jimmy Dean'.

Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2018 11:10 AM (KkTvt)

436 434 Well, that's going to muddy the message of the Resistance! protesters at the ready for when he's fired.

"How Dare Russia-Colluding Trump Fire the guy Who Helped Sell Russia Our Uranium!?!"
Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)

============

Next thing you know, Trump's SoS will show up and give some high ranking Russian official a poorly translated Reset button.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (aFMSC)

437 But the produce on the floor is sure an odd bit.


I think the artist is just checking the boxes here. It's a story painting but he's showing he can do a still life as well.


I think there's definitely some box checking, but it also fits in the story being told here. The young lady is focusing on frivolous things when she has work to be done. The work to be done is to port the food to the root cellar.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (iv0p7)

438 He's been reading Sean Penn !

Posted by: JT at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (3g90J)

Penn writing in character from "I am Sam"

Posted by: Timon at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (NTM5E)

439 I read that as 'Jimmy Dean'.
Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2018 11:10 AM (KkTvt)


Baby Queen?

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (CPk08)

440 This is nice.

The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or "AM LO" as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist. AM LO is virtually certain to be the winner of the July 1st Mexican election. The U.S. will have a Hugo Chavez ideologue at our southern border.

-CT

Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (r9UYA)

441 >>But the produce on the floor is sure an odd bit.


No shelves.

Posted by: garrett at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (KkTvt)

442 427 The quiz question is giving the volumic mass of mercury. "

Screw the Mercury - I want a Lincoln Continental!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (k1TUh)

443 All kidding aside, the fact that weirdos like Comey can bankrupt you, imprison you, destroy your life...is scary.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (6qfo/)

444 434
"How Dare Russia-Colluding Trump Fire the guy Who Helped Sell Russia Our Uranium!?!"

Posted by: Lizzy at April 16, 2018 11:09 AM (W+vEI)


They'll spin it as "How dare he fire the guy who wanted to de-nuclearize our country and shuffle a windfall off to Her Thighness!"

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 11:12 AM (XMDuf)

445 I was going to post this in last nights gun thread - but my ISP went off line just as I hit post.

So I looked up the laws. It turns out that a BB gun is a "dangerous
weapon" in Connecticut. The kid is actually in criminal danger. She's
worried that one of our idiot kids will take the BB gun down to the
abandoned highway with one of his idiot friends. It's a sound worry.
They're smart kids, but smart kids are idiots when they're in the
spirit.


I am not a lawyer, and this is not legal advice.

Bandersnatch,
Tell your wife's friend about 18 U.S. Code 242. When DC vs Heller
confirmed that the 2A is an individual constitutional right that law
came into play. 18 USC 242 makes it a federal felony for anyone to use a
state law to override constitutional rights. (Felony because the
arresting officer was carrying a weapon.) This means the officer, judge
and prosecutor are all eligible for 10 years in Club Fed. Suggest her
attorney report the police action to the FBI and file for a dismissal
citing 18 U.S. Code 242. Judges don't like the idea of spending 10 years
in federal prison over somebody with a BB gun.

Posted by: An Observation at April 16, 2018 11:12 AM (BQLUP)

446 I read that as 'Jimmy Dean'.

Posted by: garrett


He knows where the sausage is buried.

Posted by: JT at April 16, 2018 11:12 AM (3g90J)

447 440 This is nice.

The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or "AM LO" as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist. AM LO is virtually certain to be the winner of the July 1st Mexican election. The U.S. will have a Hugo Chavez ideologue at our southern border.

-CT
Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (r9UYA)

===========

I've been told that socialism only leads to prosperity, so I'm sure that Americans will soon be streaming across the Southern border into the paradise that will be Mexico once the right people are in charge down there.

Seriously, though, shouldn't American leftists be taking this as the perfect opportunity to move south? Just think of all the tacos and Marxism they'll have to enjoy!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:13 AM (aFMSC)

448 Dershowitz is a sad study in many ways. Bright guy whose basic values are quintessentially American (civil liberties), but (in my off-hand estimate) consumed mostly by social/inertial/historical/tribal dynamics when it comes to politics. Up to now. The Israel-hate in the party/ideological segment he has long identified with simply has to be a major factor here.


He grew up in an era of rock-like solidarity with Israel among the east/northeast branch of the Dem party (and institutions). Whoa, quite a change there.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 11:13 AM (QDnY+)

449
The best thing my dad ever said to me was that I
had to choose between a vocation and an avocation, and I should pick an
education that would make sure I could make enough money to do what I
wanted to in my spare time.



I would have had a lot of fun as an English major, but I would be poor as a churchmouse, right about now.



Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 11:08 AM (CPk0
Unfortunately, I fell for the do what you love, feel-good crapola and didn't learn that until after I got the degree. I now work as a secretary at a local private college and am happier in my job than I've been in a long time.

Posted by: Kris at April 16, 2018 11:14 AM (OyyDO)

450 Nood. Gorilla Pundit is up.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 16, 2018 11:14 AM (i0ykY)

451 Democrats are allowed to be ridiculously self righteous. That's in the rule book, isn't it?

Posted by: Northernlurker but call me Teem. at April 16, 2018 11:14 AM (nBr1j)

452 448 Dershowitz is a sad study in many ways. Bright guy whose basic values are quintessentially American (civil liberties), but (in my off-hand estimate) consumed mostly by social/inertial/historical/tribal dynamics when it comes to politics. Up to now. The Israel-hate in the party/ideological segment he has long identified with simply has to be a major factor here.


He grew up in an era of rock-like solidarity with Israel among the east/northeast branch of the Dem party (and institutions). Whoa, quite a change there.
Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 11:13 AM (QDnY+)


Lotta old-fashioned Jewish liberals are feeling that pain right abut now.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at April 16, 2018 11:14 AM (CPk08)

453 Bandersnatch,
Tell your wife's friend about 18 U.S. Code 242.



Thanks. Wife's friend has a lawyer, so I'm superfluous.

Also, this is Connecticut. Even post-Heller I can't buy ammo or take my guns out to the canoe.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 11:15 AM (fuK7c)

454 447 Seriously, though, shouldn't American leftists be taking this as the perfect opportunity to move south? Just think of all the tacos and Marxism they'll have to enjoy!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:13 AM (aFMSC)

Not enough Islam.

Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 11:15 AM (XMDuf)

455
I only had to take two semesters of physics for my undergrad. A big
part of the frustration of those classes for me was we weren't allowed
to use calculus to solve problems. Calculus would have VASTLY
simplified the resolution time and work.



Since then I've had to work to overcome significant distaste for Physics due to that hobbling.

Posted by: bonhomme at April 16, 2018 10:44 AM (iv0p7)

Learning to do it the hard way is supposed to help you understand how the various realities of physics were derived, and indeed why calculus was invented. Jump straight away to using the easy tool, and you will lack insight into why it is easy. Just like why little kids should be required to learn their multiplication tables, and not rely on calculators.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2018 11:15 AM (vUFR0)

456 440 This is nice.

The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or "AM LO" as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist. AM LO is virtually certain to be the winner of the July 1st Mexican election. The U.S. will have a Hugo Chavez ideologue at our southern border.

-CT
Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (r9UYA)

Al the more reason to build a substantial wall, pronto.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at April 16, 2018 11:15 AM (RD7QR)

457 454 447 Seriously, though, shouldn't American leftists be taking this as the perfect opportunity to move south? Just think of all the tacos and Marxism they'll have to enjoy!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:13 AM (aFMSC)

Not enough Islam.
Posted by: Hikaru at April 16, 2018 11:15 AM (XMDuf)

===========

True.

But I'm sure Mexico's liberal immigration policy can change that super quick!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison at April 16, 2018 11:16 AM (aFMSC)

458 Comey is a very strange guy---based on his own weird words in his dickish book.

Posted by: Seems Legit at April 16, 2018 11:16 AM (U+nHb)

459 nood gp !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at April 16, 2018 11:16 AM (Mbmmf)

460 He grew up in an era of rock-like solidarity with Israel among the east/northeast branch of the Dem party (and institutions). Whoa, quite a change there."

I think the elevation of Ellison to co-chair of the Dem Party (or whatever his title is) has really shaken him. He's finally had to face the fact that major parts of the Democrat coalition openly support the destruction of Israel.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 11:16 AM (k1TUh)

461 Rosie's involvement with U-1 is well known (he was the US Att who prosecuted the perps who were collared, I think). His involvement with the FISA caper has got to be an issue - at some point - since he was on at least one of the warrant affidavits (public info says the last of the 4, but who knows).


Applying the extremely conservative standard used to explain Sessions' recusal - actually, applying only a normal/common sense standard - Rosie would be completely toxic for two of the larger investigations now under way. I wonder how/if that's been addressed.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 16, 2018 11:17 AM (QDnY+)

462 The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or "AM LO" as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist.

=
More relevant: which cartel owns him?

Posted by: Hambone at April 16, 2018 11:18 AM (t8Jwc)

463 Put enough pressure on Comey and he will squeal like a stuck pig

Posted by: Gaius Julius Caesar at April 16, 2018 11:19 AM (KjEi7)

464 My biggest flaw is that I care too much.

Posted by: Rev. Dr. Jim Comey, Esq. at April 16, 2018 11:21 AM (2Mnv1)

465 The good thing about Mexico is that no matter what plans the incoming President has, right, left, or center, the existing bureaucracy has a world class talent for neutralizing them and making sure that nothing actually gets done at all. Because, Mexico.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 16, 2018 11:21 AM (k1TUh)

466 13.56 would draw in storms, flying frogs, the plague, and Methodists.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 16, 2018 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

That's the density of mercury, well, specific gravity, if you want to get specific. 13.56 times as heavy as an equal volume of water.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 16, 2018 11:22 AM (vUFR0)

467 This is nice.

The next president of Mexico, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, or "AM LO" as he is known locally, is a well known Marxist. AM LO is virtually certain to be the winner of the July 1st Mexican election. The U.S. will have a Hugo Chavez ideologue at our southern border.

-CT
Posted by: Under Fire at April 16, 2018 11:11 AM (r9UYA)

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

This clown ran in 2006 and 2012 as well. Claimed he actually won in 2006. Sort of a combination of Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney overlaid on a traditional left-wing PRI ideology (he is now heading a Morena coalition). The ideology is subsumed in a general neo-liberal or neo-classical approach to most policy questions in a US 'Republicon' vein - except for higher ed policies.

PAN and PRI are now running in coalitions with rather dissimilar parties due to a fracturing of the recent PRI-PRD-PAN alignment.

Posted by: RioBravo at April 16, 2018 11:25 AM (giT7q)

468 My biggest flaw is that I don't care what your business is as long as you give me a paycheck. That's also my biggest asset, by the way.

Posted by: joncelli, because it's time to move on at April 16, 2018 12:16 PM (RD7QR)

469
We're 12-2 and this team is friggen exciting to watch. Was at the game yesterday and despite the cold it was phenomenal.
Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at April 16, 2018 09:37 AM (72PAC)

As a Brewer fan, I just HATED the ending!

Seriously though it was a good game (and series), much more competitive than I thought it would be. Frankly with crappy Chacin facing off against Thor, I thought the final score was going to be 12-0 Mets. But the Crew put up a fight. Considering that our early April schedule was tough and we have a bunch of guys on the DL (we need you, Christian Yelich!) I'm glad we're at .500. If we can tighten up defense and starting pitching we'll have a good season.

Mets are looking damn sharp.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at April 16, 2018 01:44 PM (H80UQ)

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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)
News/Chat