Mid-Morning Open Thread

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Simultaneous Visions
Umberto Boccioni

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 st

Posted by: Debbie Does Dingell (or did) at December 05, 2018 09:27 AM (fqUgw)

2 Fire and Ice

Posted by: runner at December 05, 2018 09:27 AM (PKZTQ)

3 Tree....so must be art.

Posted by: Latemarch( a member of the rabble in good standing) at December 05, 2018 09:28 AM (w45mR)

4 In the top ten...

Posted by: Mr. Matamoros at December 05, 2018 09:28 AM (RgM/c)

5 Always keep in mind-- the punditry is largely there to manage *US.*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM (iXnsK)

6 I bet this piece looks very profound if you're tripping on acid.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM (KUaJL)

7 WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM (c3AZU)

8 3 Tree....so must be art.
Posted by: Latemarch( a member of the rabble in good standing) at December 05, 2018 09:28 AM (w45mR)

I see three artichokes and a bundle of asparagus. Not sure that counts.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM (NWiLs)

9 Was this done in crayon?

Posted by: Mr. Matamoros at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM (RgM/c)

10 Naive question but is there some kind of "ethics code" for the supposedly "professional journalists"?

If so, does it require they disclose income sources from political groups? You know, something that separates them from the unwashed blogger-types.

Posted by: xnycpeasant at December 05, 2018 09:30 AM (koNhm)

11 Brown acid.

See sounds and hear colors.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:30 AM (c3AZU)

12 I like this. The date is in the url, so there's no fun in guessing.

It really does draw me into it and swirls they eyes around.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 09:31 AM (fuK7c)

13 Simultaneous Visions...what kind of stupid title is that?

Posted by: runner at December 05, 2018 09:31 AM (PKZTQ)

14 DUDE! The face flower people are coming for me! Make it stop! DUUUUUUUDE!

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 05, 2018 09:31 AM (RD7QR)

15 All the jumbled up fragments are just sort of piled up and run together. Like looking at downtown through a collide-a-scope.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 09:31 AM (m45I2)

16 I can't see the url, so I'm gonna guess...1920s?

Posted by: runner at December 05, 2018 09:32 AM (PKZTQ)

17 Or maybe it's spinach.

Now I want artichoke spinach dip.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:32 AM (NWiLs)

18 Of course, there is no jail time for Flynn.
If there were, Flynn would fight the "deal".
Flynn just wants to make it all go away. Mueller wants to feint a win.

Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 09:32 AM (QkjLD)

19 Someone is tripping while looking at a city.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (XOBxb)

20 This is a Futurist painting. These guys were Italian Fascists during the pre-WWI period. Their manifesto is... something else.

Posted by: Kris at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (OyyDO)

21 Naive question but is there some kind of "ethics code" for the supposedly "professional journalists"? "

Yeah.

Involves something along the lines of wearing kneepads or similar.

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (6qErC)

22 17 Or maybe it's spinach.

Now I want artichoke spinach dip.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:32 AM (NWiLs)

Check for faces before you eat it.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

23 Suddenly, I feel dizzy.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2018 09:34 AM (88xKn)

24 Simultaneous Visions

_____


Is that like courageously risking your life for your country, its flag, and its values as a teenager from the air in WWII ... and then voting for Hillary Clinton to be POTUS two years before you die?

Posted by: ShainS -- Facial Scarring Survivor at December 05, 2018 09:34 AM (zvn2Y)

25 Never use UPS/USPS Mail Innovations as a shipping option.

One the package entered the USPS side of the process, it has taken two days travel the one hour, thirty minute trip down I-95 from the N.J.Facility to the Baltimore facility.

And Still hasn't arrived there yet.

And of course, now the USPS is closed today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 09:34 AM (cqNba)

26
Naive question but is there some kind of "ethics code" for the supposedly "professional journalists"? "

Yeah.

Involves something along the lines of wearing kneepads or similar.

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (6qErC)






Testicular caresses are to be gentle, like a lamb.

And watch the teeth.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (veoSD)

27 Mommy, this picture frightens me! - Joe Biden, Presidential material

Posted by: Archer at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (gmo/4)

28 ugly

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (mpXpK)

29 Car exhaust is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (NeSSd)

30 This is a Futurist painting. These guys were Italian Fascists during the pre-WWI period. Their manifesto is... something else.


You told us that about somebody else whose stuff looked different. (I am going to have to start taking better notes in Art History class).

I'm wondering if the manifesto gets in the way of you connecting to the art itself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

31 It's no Richard Scarry

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (LISuA)

32 26
Naive question but is there some kind of "ethics code" for the supposedly "professional journalists"? "

Yeah.

Involves something along the lines of wearing kneepads or similar.

/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (6qErC)






Testicular caresses are to be gentle, like a lamb.

And watch the teeth.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (veoSD)

[Scribbles notes]

Posted by: Cruise Captain Kristol at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (RD7QR)

33 Testicular caresses are to be gentle, like a lamb.

And watch the teeth."

Ah. The "professional" approach....



so I'm told.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (6qErC)

34 Don't see much pre. WW2 Italian art; German,Russian, French, American... no Italian

Posted by: runner at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (PKZTQ)

35 22 17 Or maybe it's spinach.

Now I want artichoke spinach dip.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:32 AM (NWiLs)

Check for faces before you eat it.
Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 05, 2018 09:33 AM (RD7QR)

That's where all the tasty bits of meat are.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (NWiLs)

36 Earthquake, from above.


Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (mUa7G)

37 @8
I see three artichokes and a bundle of asparagus. Not sure that counts.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM

Ah...the problem now comes into focus....

Posted by: Latemarch( a member of the rabble in good standing) at December 05, 2018 09:36 AM (w45mR)

38
Wakes up, rubs eyes - a limerick

It's very hard for me to stay on topic
'Cause my outlook is always myopic
But this cityscape - refractory
Hit my retina all fracture-y
The stupid thing is too kaleidoscopic!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (m45I2)

39 It's no Richard Scarry.


Definitely not a Wyeth.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (88xKn)

40
I see 4 penises.

Posted by: Picard at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (Z+dM0)

41 Emil Faber"

Knowledge is Good.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (6qErC)

42 Meh ... not a fan. Too busy.

At the least - needs a frosted window and candlelight. Maybe a stream.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (t/fPx)

43 31 It's no Richard Scarry
Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (LISuA)

Who's no Quentin Blake.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (NWiLs)

44 @38 Nice!

Posted by: runner at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (PKZTQ)

45 Oh, eff this, I'm going to go crawl into a nice, warm Kinkade and chill.

Mornin' Horde.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (AM1GF)

46 This is another example of how incredibly influential Cubism was, and how it's ideas spread quickly. Braque and Picasso only developed Cubism a few years before. By 1912, they were already working on Synthetic Cubism.

Posted by: Kris at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)

47 By 1912, they were already working on Synthetic Cubism"

That like Meth vs. Crystal meth?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:38 AM (6qErC)

48 I'm going to go crawl into a nice, warm Kinkade"

Lighten up...


/

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:39 AM (6qErC)

49 42 Meh ... not a fan. Too busy.

At the least - needs a frosted window and candlelight. Maybe a stream.
Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (t/fPx)

Same here. Nice use of color, but the content doesn't work for me.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 09:39 AM (J+mig)

50 This is a good use of the style. As someone noted, it's a city scape from above, and such a view is very different, and sometimes misleading from that vantage point.

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (NeSSd)

51 Never use UPS/USPS Mail Innovations as a shipping option.

One the package entered the USPS side of the process, it has taken two days travel the one hour, thirty minute trip down I-95 from the N.J.Facility to the Baltimore facility.

And Still hasn't arrived there yet.

And of course, now the USPS is closed today.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



I despise the USPS with the heat of a thousand suns.

If I pay for UPS shipping, I want the fucking UPS driver to drop it off on the front porch.

I don't want the USPS touching it. If I had wanted the USPS to deliver it, I wouldn't have ordered it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (c3AZU)

52
This is another example of how incredibly influential Cubism was, and how it's ideas spread quickly.

Posted by: Kris at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (OyyDO)






Kind of like the syph.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (veoSD)

53 "I see three artichokes and a bundle of asparagus. Not sure that counts.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:29 AM "

They are all probably heading to the Vegetable KKK meeting to discuss plans for keeping the black vegetables down.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (cqNba)

54 For some obscure reason, this panting reminds me of the 1929 Russian silent Man with a Movie Camera

https://tinyurl.com/o7vdyrq

And here are a pair of Chanel heels for the 'ettes:

https://tinyurl.com/ybluw7vn

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (kqsXK)

55 Sniper is on the roof... uh, behind the flowers... er, under the asparagus.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (eGfAC)

56 Weird. Yes, art is subjective blah blah blah, but my thing is, I want the creation to evoke some human feeling.

Much art, in all its forms, these days appears to be intended to suppress and undermine humanity. Or do everything it can to distract from it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (9chmE)

57 Well .... It is colorful.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (bmdz3)

58 Cocaine is a helluva drug.

Posted by: Rick James, Art Critic at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (iXnsK)

59 FYI Yudhishthira's Dice :

I made your chicken from yesterdays monkey thread, and THAT WAS AWESOME.

the goat cheese was a sublime finish to it.

so good I've got what's left for lunch today. thanks for the suggestion.

and morning Horde.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (8D42x)

60 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE I CAN SEE MYSELF JERKING OFF RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE

Posted by: BEN ROTTENSPLOOGER at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (FTPVM)

61 I call it "Swan Dive off of the Twelfth Floor."

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (hLRSq)

62 "I despise the USPS with the heat of a thousand suns. "

USPS could screw up delivering two different size balls from the top the the Tower of Pisa to the ground at the base of the tower.

One would hit the ground three days late.

And the other would have been lost en-route from the balcony to the ground.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 09:43 AM (cqNba)

63 I call it "Swan Dive off of the Twelfth Floor."
Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 09:42 AM (hLRSq)


DON'T BE SUCH A H8TER !!!

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:44 AM (t/fPx)

64 This was Paint by Numbers, but in Fractals by means of Government Accounting.

Doesn't make sense, does it?

Success!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 05, 2018 09:44 AM (QzJWU)

65 Sniper is on the roof... uh, behind the flowers... er, under the asparagus.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (eGfAC)


Nah, I think that's Regis Philbin, and he's just happy to be there.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:44 AM (9chmE)

66 Meryl Streep having one of her schizophrenic breaks?

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (FTPVM)

67 Never eat anything bigger than your head

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (P4Pk9)

68 Futurismo: The best thing that ever happened to Modern Art.

Posted by: FLaVrT at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (MLejI)

69
Weird. Yes, art is subjective blah blah blah, but my thing is, I want the creation to evoke some human feeling.

Much art, in all its forms, these days appears to be intended to suppress and undermine humanity. Or do everything it can to distract from it.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (9chmE)






Years ago, I had an art professor who maintained that the only important thing in regards to art is the artist's mental/philosophical process. All other outside considerations were irrelevant. In other words, art is masturbatory (although he HATED when anyone pointed it out).

Yes, he was full of shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (veoSD)

70 I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's.......

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 09:46 AM (E/XIS)

71 this reminds me of my super weird dream last night, but , only in weirdness.

Insomniac and Nurse finally met up, I was sent by this blog to monitor any mishaps and make sure they had fun and no one got hurt.

told ya it was as weird as this painting.

that I actually dreamed oft his Blog and people on it, what that might say,i'm refusing to examine

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (2c0p7)

72 in before "it's no Rothko"...

I don't see any pasta, but the lady looks heavy, could be an itilian mom. but I am not a fan. most cubism doesn't work for me.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (8D42x)

73 I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's......."

Nah. 30's, IIRC.

Let's ask Dave.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (6qErC)

74 You know who made some great art ? All those guys who did the old school pin-up drawings. Now THAT is some Grade A Art.

Ditto for whoever painted the hot chics on bombers.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (t/fPx)

75 Not bad. I'm not crazy about it, but it's disciplined, precise. I love those blue shapes in the lower right.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (/qEW2)

76 OOoohhh! The sidewalk has a face and is begging me to jump down and join him. Or her.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (3sjI6)

77
I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's.......

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 09:46 AM (E/XIS)






Ergot poisoning....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (veoSD)

78 I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's.......
Posted by: Sponge


The lead in the paint wasn't banned until the 70's.

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (NeSSd)

79 Never use UPS/USPS Mail Innovations as a shipping option.



One the package entered the USPS side of the process, it has taken
two days travel the one hour, thirty minute trip down I-95 from the
N.J.Facility to the Baltimore facility.



And Still hasn't arrived there yet.



And of course, now the USPS is closed today.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice







I despise the USPS with the heat of a thousand suns.



If I pay for UPS shipping, I want the fucking UPS driver to drop it off on the front porch.



I don't want the USPS touching it. If I had wanted the USPS to deliver it, I wouldn't have ordered it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (c3AZU)


Could be worse. It could have been shipped Fed Flippin' X.


Fedex trucks should not be allowed in residential neighborhoods. We ought to be able to shoot them on sight. Do your god forsaken business deliveries, M-F, 9-5, but leave us normal humans alone!


Bastages are completely useless for home delivery.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (9chmE)

80 Years ago, I had an art professor who maintained that the only important thing in regards to art is the artist's mental/philosophical process. All other outside considerations were irrelevant. In other words, art is masturbatory (although he HATED when anyone pointed it out).

Yes, he was full of shit.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (veoSD)

Jackson Pollock's work was pretty masturbatory. Or post-mastubatory, depending on how you look at it.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

81 I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's.......
Posted by: Sponge



Ok. Ok. He drank the brown absinthe.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:49 AM (c3AZU)

82 so another rorschash test ?

two peoples leaning over a mirror with lines of coke?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:49 AM (2c0p7)

83 I thought acid wasn't synthesized until the 60's.......
Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 09:46 AM (E/XIS)

1938. Albert Hoffman. Sandoz.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 05, 2018 09:50 AM (3sjI6)

84

Ahh, the last image sample in an ALCM before detonation...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at December 05, 2018 09:50 AM (UFLLM)

85 "Years ago, I had an art professor who maintained that the only important thing in regards to art is the artist's mental/philosophical process."

I would believe "how vicious a bastard is the patron" would be a large part of the artist's thoughts and philosophy. Like "Does he go straight to hanging or does he like a quiet session with the rack first?"

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 09:50 AM (hLRSq)

86 Curious how this painting reminds me of strong vertical shafts pulsating in my throat

Posted by: Barack Obama at December 05, 2018 09:50 AM (FTPVM)

87 I think the people who brought us the movie Inception used this as their guide.

Posted by: Western Slope Mope at December 05, 2018 09:51 AM (eGfAC)

88 Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (2c0p7)


Am I as handsome in your dreams as I am in real life?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 09:51 AM (hLRSq)

89 Bastages are completely useless for home delivery.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (9chmE)

UPS is getting to be that way. "didn't ring, didn't knock, nobody met me at the door, took the package back, will do the same two more times and then hold your package at the center until you take off work early to drive across town and pick it up."

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 09:51 AM (J+mig)

90 Did someone say, "strong vertical shafts?"

Posted by: Sandra Fluke at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (kqsXK)

91 Mikey, you're a gorgeous hunk of masulinity

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (2c0p7)

92 1938. Albert Hoffman. Sandoz.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at December 05, 2018 09:50 AM (3sjI6)


I stand corrected, as I sit here, contemplating work.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (E/XIS)

93 In other words, art is masturbatory



*******


Ummm, so that's NOT an asparagus?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (m45I2)

94 Weird. Yes, art is subjective blah blah blah, but my thing is, I want the creation to evoke some human feeling.



Much art, in all its forms, these days appears to be intended to
suppress and undermine humanity. Or do everything it can to distract
from it.



Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (9chmE)





Years ago, I had an art professor who maintained that the only
important thing in regards to art is the artist's mental/philosophical
process. All other outside considerations were irrelevant. In other
words, art is masturbatory (although he HATED when anyone pointed it
out).



Yes, he was full of shit.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 09:45 AM (veoSD)


People like him are the reason we have "artists" smearing their body fluids and waste all over the place, calling it art.


Or found slag heaps and such.


Hey look, pigeon droppings! It's my art!! Give me thousands and millions of dollars in grant money!!!

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (9chmE)

95 Ace appears to be awake, based on the book length sidebar comment, and in full Brian Stelter Media Gossip mode. It's so great when the ewok is enjoying himself.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (LISuA)

96 Willowed at the bottom of the Morning report.

"Just" closed its doors? That sounds awfully sudden. Did you know this was coming?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 09:14 AM (kqsXK)


---

The hospital filed for bankruptcy protection back in July. Admin was always saying they were trying to find new investors or buyers. Had a group come in in October pledging to get things back in order and sell off in 5 years once the hospital was sound, apparently they then saw how bad off the hospital was financially and said "sorry, we cant help." Admin tried to get the State involved as we were the only hospital in our county and the State ran it for awhile back in the 90s, but as we know, the government moves slow and we ran out of money before we could find new investors.

The wife and I were both Nurses there, I worked the med/surgery floor, she was in the ER. We're in central Texas between Austin, Temple and Bryan/College Station.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (p0nVR)

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (p0nVR)

97 I don't want the USPS touching it. If I had wanted the USPS to deliver it, I wouldn't have ordered it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (c3AZU)


You know what's fun?

Trying to track a missing delivery when it is shipped that way because no one is accountable.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (9Ni3Z)

98 Mikey, you're a gorgeous hunk of masulinity

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (2c0p7)


Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (hLRSq)

99 71 this reminds me of my super weird dream last night, but , only in weirdness.

Insomniac and Nurse finally met up, I was sent by this blog to monitor any mishaps and make sure they had fun and no one got hurt.

told ya it was as weird as this painting.

that I actually dreamed oft his Blog and people on it, what that might say,i'm refusing to examine

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (2c0p7)

This could be an art piece. A ron and an ette meet. Another ette, or sniper, watches.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (XOBxb)

100 "Do your god forsaken business deliveries, M-F, 9-5, but leave us normal humans alone! "


FedEx delivers for Chewy.

Which means that our guy humps 112 pounds of cat litter, and 13 cases of cat food up to the front door at stately VIA Manor on a right regular basis.

He earns his keep.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 09:54 AM (cqNba)

101 Mikey, you're a gorgeous hunk of masulinity
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (2c0p7)


I'm just hoping your dream got my porn 'stache right. I put alot of work into this Van By The River look.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:54 AM (t/fPx)

102 Could be worse. It could have been shipped Fed Flippin' X.



I have maintained for years that Fed Ex & UPS should merge.

The new company could be called Fed-Up.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:54 AM (c3AZU)

103 I'm too old for this shit.

Posted by: Palp Pilled at December 05, 2018 09:55 AM (rwVFm)

104 Mikey, you're a gorgeous hunk of masulinity

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:52 AM (2c0p7)

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

Good...good....you're starting off so vell....

Posted by: Ruth Westheimer at December 05, 2018 09:55 AM (LISuA)

105 More cowbell!

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis at December 05, 2018 09:55 AM (hjaPQ)

106 I'm wondering if the manifesto gets in the way of you connecting to the art itself.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

I hope not. There's a difference between art history (which is where my training is and where my brain automatically goes) and art appreciation. I made a point of reading these manifestos to better understand the artists' motivations and the artworks' meanings. I do know that I really like Socialist/Communist art of the early 20th century, especially the Germans, so I know I can turn it off if I want. And I have here many times. (But I'm ashamed about how I feel about some Nazi art.)

I think here, today, I just wanted to inform. But I like the colors here. They are very bright. The faces look happy and life in this cityscape seems OK.

Posted by: Kris at December 05, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

107 Bastages are completely useless for home delivery.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (9chmE)



UPS is getting to be that way. "didn't ring, didn't knock, nobody
met me at the door, took the package back, will do the same two more
times and then hold your package at the center until you take off work
early to drive across town and pick it up."

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 09:51 AM (J+mig)


I haven't seen that yet with UPS. I'm sorta on a personal friends basis (not really) with my local driver/deliverer. He's even told me he waited until the end of the day to deliver stuff he thought I might not want sitting on the doorstep all day.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:56 AM (9chmE)

108 Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (p0nVR)

There's some good hospitals and other medical institutions in B/CS you could try.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 09:56 AM (J+mig)

109 71 this reminds me of my super weird dream last night, but , only in weirdness.

Insomniac and Nurse finally met up, I was sent by this blog to monitor any mishaps and make sure they had fun and no one got hurt.

told ya it was as weird as this painting.

that I actually dreamed oft his Blog and people on it, what that might say,i'm refusing to examine
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (2c0p7)

What's weirder, that nurse ratched and I met up or that you were sent to chaperone?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

110 79 Fedex trucks should not be allowed in residential
neighborhoods. We ought to be able to shoot them on sight. Do your god
forsaken business deliveries, M-F, 9-5, but leave us normal humans
alone!


Bastages are completely useless for home delivery.


Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (9chmE)

The last time I ordered something and didn't get to select the delivery method they shipped it FedEx. After waiting forever I checked the package. They were getting ready to send it back. I told them NOT to send it back but then I had to drive 35 miles to their warehouse in a neighboring city to get it. They claimed they did not deliver to my town. I called the guy a liar because the plant I worked got stuff from FedEx all the time and it was 5 miles down the road from where I lived. I always check who is making the delivery when I order something now, if its FedEx and no choice I order it from someone else.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (mpXpK)

111 Reup OT:

I got an interview:

http://www.bookreviewsandmore.ca/2018/12/author-profile-and-interview-with-david.html

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (XSSCs)

112 Dr. Ruth Was very funny especially for her time.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (2c0p7)

113 The wife and I were both Nurses there, I worked the med/surgery floor, she was in the ER. We're in central Texas between Austin, Temple and Bryan/College Station.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 09:37 AM (p0nVR)
Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM (p0nVR)

Hospitals are DYING for RNs.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

114 (But I'm ashamed about how I feel about some Nazi art.)

Posted by: Kris at December 05, 2018 09:56 AM (OyyDO)


Best uniforms in the biz. And who wouldn't be smarter with a baton ?

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 09:58 AM (t/fPx)

115 102 Could be worse. It could have been shipped Fed Flippin' X.



I have maintained for years that Fed Ex & UPS should merge.

The new company could be called Fed-Up.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:54 AM (c3AZU)

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

"Let's see. We were Pathway Industries, and we've just merged with E-tech. So, our new name is Path-e-tech Industries."
-The single joke from the Dilbert cartoon show I remember

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 09:58 AM (XSSCs)

116 Insomniac, I guess that I chaperoned, I would hope if you and the nurse want to meet eachother it might end up wonderfully well as we've seen with a couple of couples here.


and that I dreamed any of it. Like I don't have my own life to dream about!?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:59 AM (2c0p7)

117 Trying to track a missing delivery when it is shipped that way because no one is accountable.
Posted by: RondinellaMamma



Try having something go to a post office the size of your garage. Ivanhoe, Texas PO is that size. 3 or 4 employees. SiriusXM sent a radio to my in-laws house. It went into the post office and never left. Was never even attempted for delivery.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM (c3AZU)

118 and that I dreamed any of it. Like I don't have my own life to dream about!?
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:59 AM (2c0p7)


Dreams about one's own life don't always go so well.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM (NWiLs)

119 I have maintained for years that Fed Ex & UPS should merge.

The new company could be called Fed-Up.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:54 AM (c3AZU)

I was think HEB and Prudential

Get a piece of Butt!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 10:01 AM (JFO2v)

120 true enough.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:01 AM (2c0p7)

121 Smells cold, feels quiet. Wokes and sees fear. Listens and hears odors.

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2018 10:01 AM (Y274z)

122 I have a nice art piece up on my screen right now, of a reclining Kate Winslet being drawn by Leo DeCaprio in Titanic. She's a good subject and there is no synthetic cubism anywhere in the picture.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (LISuA)

123 finale of the dream . You two really hit it off.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (2c0p7)

124 I like this.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (wXMeL)

125 Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 09:48 AM (9chmE)

The
last time I ordered something and didn't get to select the delivery
method they shipped it FedEx. After waiting forever I checked the
package. They were getting ready to send it back. I told them NOT to
send it back but then I had to drive 35 miles to their warehouse in a
neighboring city to get it. They claimed they did not deliver to my
town. I called the guy a liar because the plant I worked got stuff from
FedEx all the time and it was 5 miles down the road from where I lived. I
always check who is making the delivery when I order something now, if
its FedEx and no choice I order it from someone else.


Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (mpXpK)


Yep, give me another option or I shop somewhere else.


Especially this time of year, residential neighborhoods should NOT be overloaded with multiple carriers driving their stupid trucks all over the place.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (9chmE)

126

Well, that's an interesting piece. I looked at the large image and this is definitely not meant to be viewed up close. Looks like it was done in crayon. Distance gives it more clarity, which is weird. Also, good drugs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (HaL55)

127
112 Dr. Ruth Was very funny especially for her time.

*********

Zank you, caller! It iss ferry important for you to feel good about yourself. Vut I vant you to so iss to take off all uff your clothes und stand in front of your mirror. Und say to yourself, "I haff a ferry nice peeniss!"
Posted by: Ruth Vestheimer, diminutive sex therapist extraordinaire at December 05, 2018 09:27 AM

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (m45I2)

128 There is a NoVaMoMe coming up. We could always Horde-source airplane tix for Nurse Ratched and Insomniac to go there and await developments.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (kqsXK)

129 Muldoon, is she saying I must buy a strap on?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:03 AM (2c0p7)

130 Dreams about one's own life don't always go so well.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM (NWiLs)


I have about a half-dozen recurring dreams. Over and over and over again. I believe the clinical term is "Absolutely Fucking Nuts".

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:03 AM (t/fPx)

131 The Ewok continues to do great work on the sidebar. Mona Charen deserves a dirty Sanchez from one of those billionaires she's sucking up to.

Posted by: Captain Hate at December 05, 2018 10:03 AM (y7DUB)

132 I'd hit it... er, them?

Posted by: rickl at December 05, 2018 10:03 AM (xjiRE)

133 71 this reminds me of my super weird dream last night, but , only in weirdness.

Insomniac and Nurse finally met up, I was sent by this blog to monitor any mishaps and make sure they had fun and no one got hurt.

told ya it was as weird as this painting.

that I actually dreamed oft his Blog and people on it, what that might say,i'm refusing to examine
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:47 AM (2c0p7)

Yes, but did you take any video?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (RD7QR)

134 Mary Poppins , it would be fun wouldn't it?
but someone Else should chaperone..

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (2c0p7)

135 So elements of the Horde have gone from shipping to matchmaking?

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (XOBxb)

136 Well, this is colorful and busy. What are the swirly things in the bottom right supposed to be?

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (U5tDi)

137 Pic of the first day of Democrat house assembly.

Posted by: saf at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (5IHGB)

138 Joncelli, I don't remember doing so, I think I just emailed bluebell and she reported to you guys I imagine.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:05 AM (2c0p7)

139 Jackson Pollack was a CIA construct.
He and his art were a psy op against the tightly controlled Soviet art.

Posted by: navybrat, obtuse by nature at December 05, 2018 10:05 AM (w7KSn)

140 There is a NoVaMoMe coming up. We could always Horde-source airplane tix for Nurse Ratched and Insomniac to go there and await developments.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (kqsXK)
-----------

Are you coming to the MoMe? I hope so.

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (U5tDi)

141 It's no Richard Scarry
Posted by: Huck Follywood,

Its no Willow's sister, either.

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (/DmD9)

142 When will those Magic Eye drawings make it into the Met as having enormous cultural significance? Surely, they're as momentous as this schlocky college-Kandinsky piece.

Posted by: red speck at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (6Krd7)

143 and of course both insomniac and nurse were beautiful and young.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (2c0p7)

144 I see Biden and Gore at the Bush funeral. All these fucking phonies who tore the shit out of him in office are now there pretending to pay their respects but are just there for the photo op

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (OLCnA)

145 Joncelli, I don't remember doing so, I think I just emailed bluebell and she reported to you guys I imagine.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:05 AM (2c0p7)
---------

Hang on, hang on - what did I do?

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (U5tDi)

146 Hospitals are DYING for RNs.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 09:57 AM (NWiLs)

---

Yeah, hopefully it won't take too much time to find a new job. The only big obstacle is that the biggest Hospital system in our neck of the woods is Baylor/Scott and White and they want RNs who are BSNs (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) and not just ADN (Associate Degree Nursing). The wife and I are both ADNs and not looking forward to going back to school yet again.

Posted by: Darth Randall at December 05, 2018 10:07 AM (p0nVR)

147 Dr. Strange CGI?

Posted by: Jim H at December 05, 2018 10:07 AM (fN+Wl)

148 Another ette, or sniper, watches.
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 09:53 AM


Embrace the healing power of and.

Posted by: Someone's gotta say it. at December 05, 2018 10:07 AM (ctuyM)

149 bluebell, reported to the horde how insomniac and nurse were getting along.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:07 AM (2c0p7)

150 so another rorschash test ?

two peoples leaning over a mirror with lines of coke?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 09:49 AM (2c0p7)

OK ok , it's a butterfly...

Posted by: Emo Phillips at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (8D42x)

151 someguy, I imagine the sniper would only have to snipe if one of them carried an ax.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (2c0p7)

152 I look forward to every days art thread, even if the artist is of no interest to me at all. From the pictures and (some) of the comments (thanks Kris!) I've even learned a bit. A small bit, maybe. Anyway, thanks so much CBD!

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (LISuA)

153 bluebell, reported to the horde how insomniac and nurse were getting along.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:07 AM (2c0p7)
---------

I think I missed something. This is what I get for getting here late.

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (U5tDi)

154 135 So elements of the Horde have gone from shipping to matchmaking?
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (XOBxb)

Or we could deliver matchmakers. I wonder if dry ice would do the trick?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (RD7QR)

155 I see Biden and Gore at the Bush funeral. All these fucking phonies who tore the shit out of him in office are now there pretending to pay their respects but are just there for the photo op
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (OLCnA)


Maybe.

Or maybe the Ruling Class is letting bygones be bygones ... at least until somebody gets rid of this meddling Trump.

I still say heads are gonna' spin around here at just how many Republicans join the Dems to remove him.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (t/fPx)

156 BabyCenter says 2018 was a, shall I say, healthy year for baby naming. "For girls, Kale (up 35 percent), Kiwi (up 40 percent), Maple (up 32 percent), and Clementine (up 15 percent) are on the rise," the report explains.

Spicy names soared as well: "Saffron (up 31 percent for girls), Rosemary (up 20 percent for girls), and Sage (up 15 percent for boys)" were a lot more popular in 2018 than in years past.

Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (QkjLD)

157 I don't want the USPS touching it. If I had wanted the USPS to deliver it, I wouldn't have ordered it.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 09:40 AM (c3AZU)


I don't see UPS and FedEx having issues. It's the Post Office that has all the problems.........so I don't see why ANYONE would have an issue with the Government taking over your health care.

Posted by: Baroke Owebama at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (E/XIS)

158 Hang on, hang on - what did I do?
Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM


Cause CBD to get stirred up on last night's ONT and threaten horrible consequences, for one.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (ctuyM)

159 There's Nancy Lugosi. She wants to pay her respects to President Harding

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (OLCnA)

160 I actually heard Ruth Westheimer give a caller that advice on her radio show, probably around 1985 or so.

Her voice uttering the words "I haff a nice peeniss!" is one of those things that stick with one through the years.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (m45I2)

161 bluebell, it was just a stupid weird dream I was relating

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:10 AM (2c0p7)

162 African Island Houses "Monster" Chimps Released From Lab

-
Skull Island

-
Foreign nationals convicted of crimes and sentenced to deportation are to be accommodated on a deserted island, Denmark's government announced on Friday.

-
Beheader Island

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at December 05, 2018 10:10 AM (+y/Ru)

163 I think I missed something. This is what I get for getting here late.



Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:08 AM (U5tDi)

============
The phrase "strap on" was mentioned.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 10:10 AM (LISuA)

164 123 finale of the dream . You two really hit it off.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:02 AM (2c0p7)

Ah, dreams.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:11 AM (NWiLs)

165 In case you all were wondering, I have an ultra-low "Intersactionalty Score" of a mere 10 points, making me more priveleged than a whopping 84% of others.

This is bad. I expected to be a 5 percenter, and am outraged that I am merely a 16 percenter.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 10:11 AM (hYcqw)

166 Muldoon, haha, I must have missed that one. anyway the times I heard her I would lmro.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:11 AM (2c0p7)

167 she looked so proper and old as dirt, so the whole thing would make me laugh.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:11 AM (2c0p7)

168 #155. Yeah I thought that too after I posted my earlier comment

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (OLCnA)

169
Dreams about one's own life don't always go so well.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM (NWiLs)

I have about a half-dozen recurring dreams. Over and over and over again. I believe the clinical term is "Absolutely Fucking Nuts".

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:03 AM (t/fPx)








My recurring 30 year dream... I'm back in the barracks, trying to find a uniform in my wall locker before morning formation and inspection. The only one available is one of my old field BDU sets, which are faded, wrinkled, and have numerous repairs. I just KNOW that I'm gonna get dinged because everyone else is wearing the new digicams, in good repair. Funny thing, in the dream I know that BDUs are still authorized for wear, but frowned upon.

There are variations on the theme, but that's the gist.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (veoSD)

170 "BabyCenter says 2018 was a, shall I say, healthy year for baby naming. "For girls, Kale (up 35 percent), Kiwi (up 40 percent), Maple (up 32 percent), and Clementine (up 15 percent) are on the rise," the report explains."

So, in 50 years, when knighthoods are being dispensed, it's going to be Maple, Sir, up as well.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (ctuyM)

171

I look forward to every days art thread, even if the artist is of no
interest to me at all. From the pictures and (some) of the comments
(thanks Kris!) I've even learned a bit. A small bit, maybe. Anyway,
thanks so much CBD!


I'll echo that sentiment. I've never been into art that much but it's nice to take some time to try to appreciate the various types. Kudos to CBD for exposing us to some of that there culture-type stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (HaL55)

172 Quoteth Lena Dunham in the article on Drudge, "I didn't want anyone to know about the pseudo-boyfriend who tied me up with my special occasion stockings and forced himself inside of me anally"

Yes, I feel like I might puke, why do you ask?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (GBteo)

173 Cause CBD to get stirred up on last night's ONT and threaten horrible consequences, for one.


Oh, what did that little minx do?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (fuK7c)

174 143 and of course both insomniac and nurse were beautiful and young.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (2c0p7)

Ah. Well I am neither.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

175 174 143 and of course both insomniac and nurse were beautiful and young.
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (2c0p7)

Ah. Well I am neither.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (NWiLs)

...well, that's how you know it was a dream.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (GBteo)

176 You say potato
I say Brian Stetlers head.......could feed the hungry for a year.

Posted by: saf at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (5IHGB)

177 So elements of the Horde have gone from shipping to matchmaking?


Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (XOBxb)


Or both.

Get Insomniac a UPS driver job and have him deliver a package to Nurse Ratched.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

178 Okay, I think I get it. You all are just pulling my leg. At least I hope that's it.

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (U5tDi)

179 Are you coming to the MoMe? I hope so.


Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:06 AM (U5tDi)


No.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (kqsXK)

180 *groans*

I just saw the Captain Marvel trailer.

And in the middle of it, they post alone on the screen in BIG letters, the words-

WITH HER

which morphs into

WITH A HERO

Welp, at least, they're not being the least bit subtle about this being another bit of Fymynyst Mary Sue Propaganda built in support of-

The Still Shambling Cultural Zombie of the Never-to-Be Hillary! Presidency.


Dear God, these people are tiresome.

I know I'm late to the party on this, but Ace is correct-

This has the smell of Ancient Childless 60's Generation Cat Woman Failure all over it.

A mohawk...better yet a Power Mohawk!

Are mohawks even a thing anymore? I hear the late 70's calling.

SJW concerns ("with her"- yeeesh!) instead of, you know, entertainment.

Looks like previous harass Nick Fury gets the All-Knowing Mary Sue Fymynyst Contempt treatment which made both "Ghostbusterettes" and "The Last Jedi" such a delight.

The people they're building this movie for, do not support superhero movies and/or comics,

S-o-o-o-o-o-o, no wonder Disney stock is plunging.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (CRRq9)

181
Pic of the first day of Democrat house assembly.

Posted by: saf at December 05, 2018 10:04 AM (5IHGB)






Too orderly.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (veoSD)

182 Mornin, y'all!

Sweet dreams around, I hear.

Hi insom
*blushes

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (2K20G)

183 161 bluebell, it was just a stupid weird dream I was relating
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:10 AM (2c0p7)

Yep. The thought of me successfully getting together with anyone is pretty stupid and weird.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (NWiLs)

184 Quoteth Lena Dunham in the article on Drudge, "I didn't want anyone to know about the pseudo-boyfriend who tied me up with my special occasion stockings and forced himself inside of me anally"

Yes, I feel like I might puke, why do you ask?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (GBteo)


Add that to the list of reasons I'll never visit Drudge again. Oh, and I'm betting that never happened.

Oh, and you need a new IP. Your hash damn near says Beto.......

Posted by: Baroke Owebama at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (E/XIS)

185 insomniac, the dream might have been relating to how you both felt, but i'm not a dream whisperer

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (2c0p7)

186 Or both.

Get Insomniac a UPS driver job and have him deliver a package to Nurse Ratched.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

Put a hole in the box first.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (KUaJL)

187 The USPS has been delivering my Amazon orders recently and they have been doing a great job with it. They even deliver on Sunday now. I have had no problems. In fact, I should be getting a package today.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (mpXpK)

188 Damn them socks.

Posted by: Sponge at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (E/XIS)

189 182 Mornin, y'all!

Sweet dreams around, I hear.

Hi insom
*blushes
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (2K20G)

Willow's hooking us up already. And watching.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (NWiLs)

190 Oh, what did that little minx do?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM


MisHum would not testify, because of her reputation for spork skills.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (ctuyM)

191 1970s Families too big! Babies bad!

2018
https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/04/tucker-dnc-caravan-americans-migrants/

Bring in more disease and stupidity

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (JFO2v)

192 I owe my hard-won knowledge of The Imaginary Tic Tac Toe Board as it applies to visual composition to this very thread.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (t/fPx)

193 No.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (kqsXK)
--------



If you change your mind, let me know.

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (U5tDi)

194 185 insomniac, the dream might have been relating to how you both felt, but i'm not a dream whisperer
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (2c0p7)

I'm just teasing you.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (NWiLs)

195 The USPS has been delivering my Amazon orders recently and they have been doing a great job with it. They even deliver on Sunday now. I have had no problems. In fact, I should be getting a package today.
Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (mpXpK)
+++++++++++
Post Office is closed today, I think, because of Bush's recent death and the national day of mourning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (hYcqw)

196 Looks like Boccioni got into the bad grappa.

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (9rXxD)

197 There's Angie Merkel. She's trying to let some Muzzies into the funeral

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (OLCnA)

198 185 Post Office is closed today, I think, because of Bush's recent death and the national day of mourning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (hYcqw)

I'll get it tomorrow then. No rush. Christmas present for wifey.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (mpXpK)

199
I'll echo that sentiment. I've never been into art that much but it's nice to take some time to try to appreciate the various types. Kudos to CBD for exposing us to some of that there culture-type stuff.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (HaL55)







Yeah, I second that. Most of Teh Horde is only exposed to cultures that you find at the free clinic, so this is a good thing.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (veoSD)

200 180 The people they're building this movie for, do not support superhero movies and/or comics,

S-o-o-o-o-o-o, no wonder Disney stock is plunging.
Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (CRRq9)

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I'm as excited by Captain Marvel as much as I'm excited by almost any superhero movie these days: Not much.

Why can't the Nerd Crews get excited about The Other Side of the Wind?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (XSSCs)

201 o another rorschash test ?


**********


Me? You're the one showing all the dirty pictures!

/just the punchline

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (m45I2)

202

The dreams where I'm flying are always the best.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (HaL55)

203 "In fact, I should be getting a package today."

Vic...


No mail delivery today.

Federal day off.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (cqNba)

204 >> The thought of me successfully getting together with anyone is pretty stupid and weird.
Posted by: Insomniac

Once again, that's self-defeating, self-fulfilling prophecy right there.

Your mind keeps telling you that, you ain't gonna do squat.

Put on a UPS uniform and deliver Nurse Ratched a package. That's an order, not a suggestion.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (f1Vqw)

205 186 Or both.

Get Insomniac a UPS driver job and have him deliver a package to Nurse Ratched.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:13 AM (kqsXK)

Put a hole in the box first.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 10:14 AM (KUaJL)

Does Amazon sell Big Sausage pizzas?

(Wocka chicka wocka chicka WOCKA WOCKA WOCKA!)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (RD7QR)

206 202

The dreams where I'm flying are always the best.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (HaL55)

The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

207 Good lord, Lena Dunham is a mess.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (LISuA)

208 Opening ceremony of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo?

Posted by: Fritz at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (2Mnv1)

209 Damn them socks.


No. One darns socks.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (fuK7c)

210
Oh crap, this post office day off means I want get my thermal paste today.

First world problems, I guess.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:19 AM (f1Vqw)

211 There's Angie Merkel. She's trying to let some Muzzies into the funeral
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (OLCnA)


Its the Religion of Peace. What could pissibly go wrong ?

Hell ... bail out another bank while the whole clan is together. Its a Family Tradition.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:19 AM (t/fPx)

212 Quoteth Lena Dunham in the article on Drudge, "I didn't want anyone to know about the pseudo-boyfriend who tied me up with my special occasion stockings and forced himself inside of me anally"

Yes, I feel like I might puke, why do you ask?
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:12 AM (GBteo)
+++++++++++++++
If even a feminist like me who only dates feminist men had such a shame-inducing experience, just imagine how awful the normal, non-feminist men must be!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (hYcqw)

213 Oh crap, this post office day off means I want get my thermal paste today.

First world problems, I guess.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:19 AM (f1Vqw)

wait, why does the post office have a day off?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (GBteo)

214 I guess from now on it's HELLOOO nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (NWiLs)

215 insomniac, I do wish you'd give life a try.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (2c0p7)

216 BabyCenter says 2018 was a, shall I say, healthy year for baby naming. "For girls, Kale (up 35 percent), Kiwi (up 40 percent), Maple (up 32 percent), and Clementine (up 15 percent) are on the rise," the report explains.

Spicy names soared as well: "Saffron (up 31 percent for girls), Rosemary (up 20 percent for girls), and Sage (up 15 percent for boys)" were a lot more popular in 2018 than in years past.


Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 10:09 AM (QkjLD)

Sounds like Cannibal Bob is in charge of baby names now...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (8D42x)

217 George HW Bush died, haven't you heard?

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:21 AM (XOBxb)

218 That's a great painting and I like it. But not in my house, in a gallery.

Posted by: Avenger at December 05, 2018 10:21 AM (3myMJ)

219 easy enough:

in the foreground are dishes on a table before a window. faces of the people i n the room are reflected in the window glass through which we see the city and its buildings from several vantages. simultaneously.

someone above said it the painting reminded him of the russian movie "man with a movie camera". it's pretty much a compilation of those techniques double exposure, fades, fast editing.

simultaneity was as much a concern as movement for the futurists.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 05, 2018 10:21 AM (Pg+x7)

220 oh, for fucks sake. You guys were serious.

Because HW died they get a paid holiday?

Ridiculous.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (GBteo)

221
The Post Office is closed today.

Posted by: Amy Schumer at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (e7O7B)

222 The dreams where I'm flying are always the best.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (HaL55)

The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (NWiLs)


I like the one where an intruder is in the house and the trigger on my pistol just will not move no matter how hard I squeeze.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (t/fPx)

223 I got upgraded to fibre optic cable for my Internet yesterday, which is great, but now my wireless printer can't find my new router.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (MkcN1)

224 217 George HW Bush died, haven't you heard?
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:21 AM (XOBxb)

So? It's not like John Kasich died. Are all the mailmen in the country in such deep mourning they can't work?

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (GBteo)

225 If you change your mind, let me know.


Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:15 AM (U5tDi)


I really doubt it.

The one NoVaMoMe I went to, I did not enjoy myself - which, I must emphasize, was strictly my own fault and my own mental fuckery and had nothing to do with any of the wonderful 'rons and 'ettes who were there! - and was very unhappy for about a week afterwards, so I would rather not put myself through that again.

Thank you for the thought and the invitation. I just can't do it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (kqsXK)

226 get my thermal paste today. "

Uhhhmmmm.

Okey dokey.


Oh, you're building a PC?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (6qErC)

227 Looks like Boccioni got into the bad grappa.

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (9rXxD)

is there such a thing as bad grappa?

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (8D42x)

228 Beautiful sunrise here Mt Rainier looks like she could pop at any minute.

My dreams are usually about crazy fun adventures. Naked

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (2K20G)

229 Harry, I know, but it's just this one time, so not too expensive , otherwise would feds get 41 more days off? carter, Obama, bush2, Trump are still alive so..

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (2c0p7)

230 get my thermal paste today. "

Uhhhmmmm.

Okey dokey.


Oh, you're building a PC?
Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (6qErC)

I'm sure it's purely culinary.

Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (GBteo)

231 Are all the mailmen in the country in such deep mourning they can't work? "

Si.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (6qErC)

232 Because HW died they get a paid holiday?

Ridiculous.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (GBteo)
---------

Last night on the local news they were showing all of the roads that will be closed in DC today because of the funeral. That's why the government has off. No one would be able to get around.

Reagan's funeral was on a Saturday, so we didn't have this problem.

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (U5tDi)

233 I like the one where an intruder is in the house and the trigger on my pistol just will not move no matter how hard I squeeze.
Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (t/fPx)

I've had dreams like that, but I'm in combat and my rifle has turned into a toy, or the rounds won't fire, or the bullets travel about a foot out of the barrel and drop into the dirt.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:24 AM (NWiLs)

234 It's not as if postal workers actually work that hard when they ARE at work. Hell, most of 'em are just mailing it in.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:24 AM (m45I2)

235 The market are closed today too. Which gives Wall Street a day to change its diapers and put on some big boy pants for the rest of the year

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:24 AM (OLCnA)

236 I guess from now on it's HELLOOO nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:20 AM (NWiLs)

Just don't call her Dottie, or you're dead...

still the best modern cartoon there is.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (8D42x)

237 228 Beautiful sunrise here Mt Rainier looks like she could pop at any minute.

My dreams are usually about crazy fun adventures. Naked
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (2K20G)

Those are the good kind of dreams.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (NWiLs)

238 Hell, most of 'em are just mailing it in."

Keeps 'em from going postal...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (6qErC)

239 227 Looks like Boccioni got into the bad grappa.

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (9rXxD)

is there such a thing as bad grappa?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (8D42x)

All of it. The only hangover worse than an ouzo hangover is a grappa hangover.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

240 Thank you for the thought and the invitation. I just can't do it.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (kqsXK)
-------

I understand, MP4. As I said, you just let me know if you change your mind, because you would be very welcome.

As are all of you. Hit me up on the email in my nic, peeps!

Posted by: bluebell at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (U5tDi)

241 234 It's not as if postal workers actually work that hard when they ARE at work. Hell, most of 'em are just mailing it in.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:24 AM (m45I2)

And don't get me started about AT&T.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (NWiLs)

242 Wakes up.
Scratches.
Looks around.
Dang. Three tequila slammers and I have visions just like that painter.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (0tfLf)

243 220 oh, for fucks sake. You guys were serious.

Because HW died they get a paid holiday?

Ridiculous.
Posted by: Harry Paratestes at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (GBteo)

they be takn whole week off for Black Jesus of Chicago

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (JFO2v)

244 what's the worst usps experience you've had? mine is a letter that took 8 days to go 40 blocks. i've told this story to peopler who all have much worse tales - 2 weeks for a first class letter or, the worst i've heard, a month for a certified letter.

it used to be 2-3 days to go across the continent.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (Pg+x7)

245 At the funeral are they going to give President Bush a 21-cent stamp salute?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (m45I2)

246 Oh Lord, I just realized they're going to drop him off at the wrong cemetery.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (m45I2)

247

get my thermal paste today. "



Uhhhmmmm.



Okey dokey.





Oh, you're building a PC?


No, that's really Ol' Slow Joe Biden who wants to know more about that technology thingy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (HaL55)

248 222 The dreams where I'm flying are always the best.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (HaL55)

The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

I like the one where an intruder is in the house and the trigger on my pistol just will not move no matter how hard I squeeze.
Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:22 AM (t/fPx)

My favorite was the old recurring one where I was being chased by a horse-sized dragon-like monster through an abandoned castle. One day I went a little lucid in it, and was like "wait a minute, this whole premise is stupid. I'm a f-ing wizard now."

I looked down, saw a spellbook in my hands, and started singing fireballs at the monster and chasing it through the castle. Haven't had that one since. I guess the monster didn't find it fun anymore.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (J+mig)

249 239 All of it. The only hangover worse than an ouzo hangover is a grappa hangover.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

I'm throwing Rum's hat into the ring.

Rum gave me dry heaves. Every. Fvcking. Time.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (UnA8+)

250 Looks like Boccioni got into the bad grappa.

Posted by: Roy at December 05, 2018 10:16 AM (9rXxD)

is there such a thing as bad grappa?
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:23 AM (8D42x)

All of it. The only hangover worse than an ouzo hangover is a grappa hangover.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

that's why you have a bottle or two of wine first, you get through the hangover BEFORE the grappa takes effect...

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (8D42x)

251 Especially this time of year, residential neighborhoods should NOT be overloaded with multiple carriers driving their stupid trucks all over the place.
Posted by: BurtTC


LOL. They don't even do that in my town. Fed Ex & UPS meet a guy on a golf cart at a major intersection and unload. He then goes off into the neighborhood delivering boxes. When he's empty he heads back out to the major intersection to get more.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (c3AZU)

252 I'm as excited by Captain Marvel as much as I'm excited by almost any superhero movie these days: Not much.

Why can't the Nerd Crews get excited about The Other Side of the Wind?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:17 AM (XSSCs)



The Other Side of the Wind' Pffft. Some old, dead, white guy made that. Obviously, racist and sexist.


Yeah, "Avengers 4" is likely to be my last marvel movie consumed in the theater.

They seem to have entered the Shoot-Myself-in-the-Head Phase of SJW oriented "entertainment".


I could get interest in DC movies if they ever fired the whole group involved in this iteration and started with movies that reflect the comics.

As a kid, I was a DC kid and wouldn't mind seeing some good fun versions of those stories.

Hire me, Hollywood. I'll make your lame asses some money.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (CRRq9)

253 MoMA once displayed a Matisse upside down for 47 days before catching the mistake.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:28 AM (wXMeL)

254 what's the worst usps experience you've had? mine is a letter that took 8 days to go 40 blocks. i've told this story to peopler who all have much worse tales - 2 weeks for a first class letter or, the worst i've heard, a month for a certified letter.

it used to be 2-3 days to go across the continent.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (Pg+x7)

Well, those horses are a lot older now...

/just the punchline

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:28 AM (8D42x)

255 [i/130 Dreams about one's own life don't always go so well.
Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:00 AM (NWiLs)

I have about a half-dozen recurring dreams. Over and over and over again. I believe the clinical term is "Absolutely Fucking Nuts".
Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018
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Two nights ago I was driving in my new car, a white 2018 Buick LaCrosse with cream-colored interior and a black convertible top that automatically closed when it detected rain. A shame there is no such thing as a LaCrosse convertible (or around here, a LaCrosse with cream-colored seats).

Last night I dreamed I went to Manderley again . . . well, actually the place I lived in as a boy on Bourbon Street. (Yes, really.) For some reason it was raised from the sidewalk, and inside it looked like the set to Doctor No's island base. I looked out where the yard used to be, and suddenly there were people asking me if I was a Dreamer. "No," I said firmly, "born in the USA of USA parents, and I have all the documents you'd ever need."

Then I woke up.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2018 10:28 AM (wQDH5)

256 Rum gave me dry heaves. Every. Fvcking. Time.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (UnA8+)


I had a two day hangover on Tequila. I stick to beer now.

Posted by: A Better Class of Troll at December 05, 2018 10:29 AM (t/fPx)

257 Camille Paglia on Hillary: "I don't see our stumbling, hacking, shop-worn Evita yielding the spotlight willingly to any younger gal."

And her other descriptions of Democrat presidential pretenders are just as kind and generous.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 10:29 AM (hLRSq)

258 And don't get me started about AT&T.
Posted by: Insomniac

What about BU&M ?

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2018 10:29 AM (/DmD9)

259 Yeah, "Avengers 4" is likely to be my last marvel movie consumed in the theater.

They seem to have entered the Shoot-Myself-in-the-Head Phase of SJW oriented "entertainment".


I could get interest in DC movies if they ever fired the whole group involved in this iteration and started with movies that reflect the comics.

As a kid, I was a DC kid and wouldn't mind seeing some good fun versions of those stories.

Hire me, Hollywood. I'll make your lame asses some money.
Posted by: naturalfake


A lego version could be epic. They've done shorts, and some of the characters appeared in "The Lego movie".

Posted by: Emil Faber at December 05, 2018 10:29 AM (NeSSd)

260 Re : Dreams.

Last night was the worst.

I dreamed I got into an argument on a message board.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:30 AM (UnA8+)

261

Reagan's funeral was on a Saturday, so we didn't have this problem.

I remember watching AF1 after takeoff slowly fading into the cloud cover over the airport. It was very moving.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:30 AM (HaL55)

262 Hikaru, you had to Dream That?

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (2c0p7)

263
Geez, I didn't get the call to sign at the Bush funeral. I even practiced signing "read my lips". That's a tough one.

Posted by: Mandela funeral fake sign language guy at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (e7O7B)

264 260 Re : Dreams.

Last night was the worst.

I dreamed I got into an argument on a message board.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:30 AM (UnA8+)


OH GOD NOOOOOOOOO!!!!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (NWiLs)

265 260 Re : Dreams.

Last night was the worst.

I dreamed I got into an argument on a message board.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:30 AM (UnA8+)

Was rum involved?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

266 262 Hikaru, you had to Dream That?
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (2c0p7)

Depressing, no?

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (UnA8+)

267 Hikaru, your gramma wears holey combat boots

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (2c0p7)

268 Cato that's a great example of lucid dreaming.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:32 AM (wXMeL)

269 265 Was rum involved?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (RD7QR)

No. Haven't touched that shit in over 12 years.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:32 AM (UnA8+)

270 Epilepsy Meets Paint-By-Numbers

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2018 10:32 AM (k2Hcx)

271 If CNBC isn't commie enough for you there's Bloomberg TV. One of the owners of the company I work for has advanced stage TDS and the only business channel he'll have on is commie Bloomberg

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:33 AM (OLCnA)

272 267 Hikaru, your gramma wears holey combat boots
Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:31 AM (2c0p7)

Which one?

The dead one, or the other dead one?

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:33 AM (UnA8+)

273 I even practiced signing "read my lips". That's a tough one.
Posted by: Mandela funeral fake sign language guy


******


Just draw eyeballs on your hands and go all Señor Wences

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:33 AM (m45I2)

274
*~COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH~*

First again!!!

*~COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH-COUGH~*

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary Clinton at December 05, 2018 10:33 AM (a6fvI)

275 271 If CNBC isn't commie enough for you there's Bloomberg TV. One of the owners of the company I work for has advanced stage TDS and the only business channel he'll have on is commie Bloomberg
Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:33 AM (OLCnA)

Should be interesting if Bloomberg runs for president in 2020. Would reporting on him constitute an in-kind donation? Wouldn't they have to trash him?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

276 I btter get to chores, be nice to eachother.

except, Hikaru, and your stache is silly!

so let that be your fight for the day and let your dreams be fun.

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:34 AM (2c0p7)

277 Last night I dreamed of eating hot dogs. The dogs were perfectly grilled to the point of snapping on first bite and the rolls were soft.

I found the dream odd.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:34 AM (MkcN1)

278 Boccioni had mushrooms in his omelette that morning.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 10:34 AM (ZMWtN)

279


Epilepsy Meets Paint-By-Numbers


"The difference between me and a madman is I'm not mad!"
- Salvador Dali, whom I'm pretty sure ended every sentence with an exclamation mark.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 10:35 AM (HaL55)

280 oh Hikaru, damn it.

peace. buddy

Posted by: willow at December 05, 2018 10:35 AM (2c0p7)

281 278 Boccioni had mushrooms in his omelette that morning.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018

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Somebody say SHROOMS?

Posted by: Dennis Hopper ca. 1969 at December 05, 2018 10:35 AM (wQDH5)

282 RBG looks like she's attending her own funeral.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2018 10:36 AM (88xKn)

283 I had a couple recurring dreams that came true in meatspace.

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:36 AM (wXMeL)

284 OH, FUCK ME...

9th Circuit just struck down the law against Aiding and Abetting Illegal Aliens.

Not sure who had standing to sue, but a three Judge Panel killed it.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 10:36 AM (NgKpN)

285 Showing the gathering for the funeral. Carter actually looks healthier than Bubba. The least healthy looking is the She-bat.

Posted by: Sooner at December 05, 2018 10:37 AM (Fs5vw)

286 Men who dream of eating hotdogs
are gay men.

Posted by: Sigmund and the Sea Cucumbers at December 05, 2018 10:37 AM (uloIh)

287 284 OH, FUCK ME...

9th Circuit just struck down the law against Aiding and Abetting Illegal Aliens.

Not sure who had standing to sue, but a three Judge Panel killed it.
Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 10:36 AM (NgKpN)

SCOTUS needs to follow through on Thomas's threat to reign the circuit courts in.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

288 Last night I dreamed that I kept jumping through donuts,

all kinds of donuts- white powdered sugar donuts, chocolate donuts....


I guess I was hungry.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2018 10:37 AM (CRRq9)

289 Never use UPS/USPS Mail Innovations as a shipping option.


Did that once. Spent hours looking for a package USPS claimed was delivered.

Friends from the other side of town called wondering why there was a package addressed to us in their mailbox.

Never again.

Posted by: human at December 05, 2018 10:38 AM (0CeRG)

290 9th Circuit just"

Circus courts are closed today, so...?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:38 AM (6qErC)

291 Hikaru, I'm with you.
Rum is the Devil's drink.
Vile!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2018 10:39 AM (0tfLf)

292 Should be interesting if Bloomberg runs for president in 2020. Would reporting on him constitute an in-kind donation? Wouldn't they have to trash him?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:34 AM (RD7QR)

Even the appearance of fairness is gone...

As exhibit 1, I give you George Stephanopolis covering the Clinton Presidential campaign.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 10:39 AM (NgKpN)

293
"Thermal paste" is a euphemism.

No, it's not seriously. Miley's old Toshiba laptop was overheating all the time -- the damn heat sink design was shitty and the fine-toothed fins would clog up with dust.

So, I tore it down an sure 'nuff, it was plugged solid. It's some heat pipe affair leading from the CPU over to the fan assembly -- all very tight tiny little stuff crammed into a laptop case.

The thermal paste was sort of dried, and hell, I went on a wild goose chase trying to find some. So I ordered some.

And I can't put the thing back together until I get the new paste.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:39 AM (f1Vqw)

294 Huh. Is it me or did things get all awkward?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:40 AM (NWiLs)

295 283 I had a couple recurring dreams that came true in meatspace.
Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:36 AM (wXMeL)

I've seen small snatches of things that later came true. Meeting someone I'd never met before, or mundane conversations.

Had lottery numbers, once, but only hit 4 of 6. The other two were off by one (one low, one high).

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 10:40 AM (J+mig)

296 And I can't put the thing back together until I get the new paste.

Sounds like a Joey B prob

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2018 10:40 AM (/DmD9)

297 Friends from the other side of town called wondering why there was a package addressed to us in their mailbox.

Never again.

Posted by: human at December 05, 2018 10:38 AM


Letters to my daughter would take a week or more to get to her. Then we started adding the zip + 4 number to everything and it got to her in two days.

Posted by: Embedded in my Pre-Frontal Cortex at December 05, 2018 10:41 AM (e7O7B)

298 Minty Fresh Thermal Paste! It's gotta taste better than the 15 year old Tandy Brand that I have been using.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 05, 2018 10:41 AM (RuIsu)

299 That GQ article from the MR, and Tim Cook's comments linked in yesterday's MR, are why we can't have nice things.

Gramscian infiltration and takeover of the media and tech industries has finally seen to it that the private sector will achieve what the government never could - the effective silencing of opposition to Marxism during the final power play.

The time for words draws to a close.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2018 10:41 AM (5aX2M)

300 It's some heat pipe affair leading from the CPU over to the fan assembly -- all very tight tiny little stuff crammed into a laptop case. "

Pretty normal for many laptops. Space between components means "larger", so...

I've "rescued" more laptops by simply cleaning 'em out and refitting than I can easily recall.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:42 AM (6qErC)

301 Umberto Boccioni was part of the fascist Futurist movement, but he created one of my favorite sculptures of all time. Titled: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space.

https://tinyurl.com/yc54rwfs

The Futurist philosophy was that the world must remain in a state of constant change, which may be interpreted as "progress," so the more change the better. This meant they were major supporters of war, and therefore major supporters of fascism. This also meant they believed in volatility, so they antagonized art patrons by being jerks. For example, they'd putting itching powder in the seats of theater chairs. They were a precursor to Dadaism, and have many impulses and beliefs that are common to the modern left.

Posted by: Brisco_County_Sr at December 05, 2018 10:42 AM (cxM9c)

302 Just you Insomniac. I'm waiting for a good opportunity for a punchline.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:42 AM (XOBxb)

303 so the more change the better. "

Ah yes. Those who upset the proverbial apple carts, then wonder why there are no apples...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at December 05, 2018 10:43 AM (6qErC)

304
I wonder what eating thermal paste would do. It's basically silicone or some similar "matrix" with a bunch of highly thermally conductive metal oxide compounds suspended.

If Uncle Joey ate that, I don't know what it would do.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:44 AM (f1Vqw)

305 Greetings:

Simultaneous Visions:

Global Climate Warmin Change and Sea-Level Rise ??

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2018 10:45 AM (evgyj)

306 Rum gave me dry heaves. Every. Fvcking. Time.
Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (UnA8+)

I had a two day hangover on Tequila. I stick to beer now.
Posted by: A Better Class of Troll



Mmmmmmm. Mescal. Eat the worm.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:45 AM (c3AZU)

307 252 I could get interest in DC movies if they ever fired the whole group involved in this iteration and started with movies that reflect the comics.

As a kid, I was a DC kid and wouldn't mind seeing some good fun versions of those stories.

Hire me, Hollywood. I'll make your lame asses some money.
Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2018 10:27 AM (CRRq9)

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

The saddest part of modern Hollywood, I think, is epitomized by two movie franchises:

Fantastic Beasts
and
The Star Wars Anthology movies

Both are designed to expand universes that guarantee solid opening weekends, allowing for greater creativity in terms of storytelling.

"Want to tell a weird little story in the Harry Potter universe for $50 million and guarantee a solid return? Sure! We can do it!"

Instead, they're all event movies, costing $200 million +, requiring the studios to make a billion dollars on each film. That leads to sanitized and generic storytelling.

They have franchises that will allow them to print money, and a model that allows them to do that on smaller investments, but they're wasting all of it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:45 AM (XSSCs)

308 If Uncle Joey ate that, I don't know what it would do.

Shit lightening ?

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (/DmD9)

309 295. wow you need to tweak the lottery number dreaming just a bit

Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (wXMeL)

310 Just you, insom.

I actually have to work today. Too many call outs. why can't people just be responsible....if you're gonna stay out drinking all night, at least have the intestinal fortitude to work through the hangover.

these snowflakes can't even......

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (d7Ww2)

311 " This also meant they believed in volatility, so they antagonized art patrons by being jerks. For example, they'd putting itching powder in the seats of theater chairs."


Good thing they weren't around for the Renaissance. They would have made that mistake with a Borgia once.

Once.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (hLRSq)

312 I actually have to work today. Too many call outs. why can't people just be responsible....if you're gonna stay out drinking all night, at least have the intestinal fortitude to work through the hangover.

these snowflakes can't even......
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (d7Ww2

That electroconvulsive therapy isn't going to apply itself. Have fun!

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (NWiLs)

313 When they decanonized the Star Wars EU I was done. Don't have it in me ro carry on with whatever they replaced it with.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (XOBxb)

314
I dreamed I got into an argument on a message board.

Posted by: Hikaru at December 05, 2018 10:30 AM (UnA8+)

---

I made the mistake of trying reddit again recently.

I'd forgotten why I'd left but was quickly reminded. You post something, and if it's wrong-think it is literally disappeared by the other users. No debate, no discussion, just a post that vanishes so no other users can see it.

Although it occurs to me how perfect that place is for our modern society and all the tolerant, unique snowflakes.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (LX21o)

315 9th Circuit just"

Circus courts are closed today, so...?
Posted by: Anon a mouse


Yesterday or Monday.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:48 AM (c3AZU)

316 Blackberry Jam works as a suitable replacement for Heat paste.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 10:48 AM (/NB++)

317 This is really M C. Escher.. during his psychedelic period!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 10:48 AM (so+oy)

318 309 295. wow you need to tweak the lottery number dreaming just a bit
Posted by: kallisto at December 05, 2018 10:46 AM (wXMeL)

Wish I could. Never had anything like that again.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (J+mig)

319 According to the Main Page sidebar, WeirdDave says that Big and Little have a new podcast out.

(Or is that Tall and Short?)

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (cqNba)

320 Umberto Boccioni was part of the fascist Futurist movement, but he created one of my favorite sculptures of all time. Titled: Unique Forms of Continuity in Space.


Oh, I like that a lot.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (fuK7c)

321 That better be true garrett cause someone here will definitely try it
.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (XOBxb)

322 313 When they decanonized the Star Wars EU I was done. Don't have it in me ro carry on with whatever they replaced it with.
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (XOBxb)

==========

That's a decision that I agree with.

They walked into a franchise to revisit it with the original cast. They could either navigate the vast canvas that was the EU, catering to fans instead of general audiences, or they could have wiped it clean and started fresh.

Maybe they should have ended up including more EU content into what they did create (like they did with Thrawn in Rebels) by adding in Mara Jade or something, but the base decision to wipe out the EU for the purposes of the franchise going forward was probably the right thing to do.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (XSSCs)

323 >> I've "rescued" more laptops by simply cleaning 'em out and refitting

The thing died on her before she moved down here. I got her a new one, an HP and sent it up there in Penn. When she got down here with it, I checked it out. All it needed was a hard reset, turned out. Completely depower it and then start cold.

It started up, but the overheating problem became manifest and I looked it up. I was trying to update it and it failed. The hardware was getting flakey from getting too hot. It started acting flakey before it went into thermal shutdown, which told the story. The next morning, I booted it up and the update went through cold, and I learned about the overheating cause.

The fan blows through these little fins and it had become completely clogged with dust. Damn thing would get hot enough to burn you almost.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (f1Vqw)

324 Pretty sure that, "Brunch at the Ergot Cafe", was the working title for this one.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (/NB++)

325 Style guide question:

More than one roof => roofs
More than one hoof => hooves

More than one boof?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)

326 According to the Main Page sidebar, WeirdDave says that Big and Little have a new podcast out.

(Or is that Tall and Short?)



Cochran is not tall.

You could call them Carrot and Stick.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (fuK7c)

327 Barry is doing his Mussolini chin and Aunt Esther her usual RBF

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (OLCnA)

328 "Want to tell a weird little story in the Harry Potter universe for $50 million and guarantee a solid return? Sure! We can do it!"

---

I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but it's so sad to think of how easy it should be. I bet a $3M-$5M movie based on Terry Pratchett's witches that sets the entire Discworld franchise into motion could be easily done, compelling, and require little more than a few farmhouses and simple sets.

Oh, and decent writers and a willingness to let the story be as simple as it needs to be.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (LX21o)

329 When they decanonized the Star Wars EU I was done. Don't have it in me ro carry on with whatever they replaced it with.


Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (XOBxb)

I owned all the books until then. that critically wounded it for me. I believe they've now unplugged the life support...

they couldn't even do a convincing alteration like star trek did, bit chincy but it worked.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (8D42x)

330 More than one boof?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)


That's a Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (hLRSq)

331 "The fan blows through these little fins and it had become completely clogged with dust. Damn thing would get hot enough to burn you almost."

Used to be a simple software program out there that would put all the CPU info, including fan speed and CPU temp down on the bottom of your screen.

Had a Dell that once I split the case and saw the top of the heat sink inlet, I asked myself why someone would put a felt filter pad in that spot.

Wasn't felt.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (cqNba)

332 327 - I was just thinking that myself. I want to cram something up that nose stuck in the air. I wish the Mooch wouldn't slouch.

Posted by: Jaimo at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (/Kt3K)

333 Wow, Boccioni. That's deep. I only heard of him from like, Nationals-level Quiz Bowl.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (oZ6kz)

334 328 I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but it's so sad to think of how easy it should be. I bet a $3M-$5M movie based on Terry Pratchett's witches that sets the entire Discworld franchise into motion could be easily done, compelling, and require little more than a few farmhouses and simple sets.

Oh, and decent writers and a willingness to let the story be as simple as it needs to be.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (LX21o)

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

And here's the thing: That movie may or may not make a decent amount of money.

You put the Harry Potter label on it? It'll open with at least $50 million.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (XSSCs)

335 The saddest part of modern Hollywood, I think, is epitomized by two movie franchises:

Fantastic Beasts
and
The Star Wars Anthology movies

Both are designed to expand universes that guarantee solid opening weekends, allowing for greater creativity in terms of storytelling.

"Want to tell a weird little story in the Harry Potter universe for $50 million and guarantee a solid return? Sure! We can do it!"

Instead, they're all event movies, costing $200 million +, requiring the studios to make a billion dollars on each film. That leads to sanitized and generic storytelling.

They have franchises that will allow them to print money, and a model that allows them to do that on smaller investments, but they're wasting all of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:45 AM (XSSCs)

It's a real shame that Hollywood doesn't seem to see the real artistic value in movie franchises.

A cinematic universe lets you shorthand certain things when you tell a story. You don't have to start from the ground up. If you're making a war movie, you don't need to explain to us why the Nazis were the bad guys and why we should be rooting against them. We already know that, so you can spend all your time telling the story you want to tell an don't have to waste exposition on setup.

Cinematic universes do the same thing for universes other than a strictly historical backdrop. The should let you tell any number of slightly fantastical stories on a familiar backdrop without having to explain as much as you would otherwise. Rogue One did this (mostly) well. It was a war movie set in the Star Wars universe. The characters we were already familiar with had cameos that helped ground us and connect us to what we we already knew about the timeline (in the same way that WWII movies will often show snippets of Churchill speeches, or have a scene about Pearl Harbor, or the D day invasion). Solo and Fantastic Beasts failed because they're putting too much stock into characters we already know about and whose arcs were already fleshed out in the existing lore. If Solo was a generic heist movie set in the Star Wars universe where Han Solo was only a tangential character, it wouldn't have been so offensive.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (KUaJL)

336 325 Style guide question:

More than one roof => roofs
More than one hoof => hooves

More than one boof?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)

Gas.


(Booves, if you ask me.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

337 I get why they did it and on some level it may have been sound, but the EU fans bought a lot more stuff per person and reliably. Hollowing out a fanbase in pursuit of new customers can be risky.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (XOBxb)

338 Still pissed off that the Post Office closed up, today.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (/NB++)

339 Oooh! Is there a parade today???

Posted by: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (sf1AO)

340 "Cochran is not tall. "

Compared to AtC?

Hell, she and Dr Miguelito Loveless could slow dance, cheek to cheek.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (cqNba)

341 Heat Sink: Just hork a loogie on it. Youtube probably has some DIY videos.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (ZMWtN)

342 You put the Harry Potter label on it? It'll open with at least $50 million.

---

Good point.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (LX21o)

343 Maybe they should have ended up including more EU content into what they did create (like they did with Thrawn in Rebels) by adding in Mara Jade or something, but the base decision to wipe out the EU for the purposes of the franchise going forward was probably the right thing to do.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:49 AM (XSSCs)

Yes, because the new stories and characters they came up with, were sooooo much better than the stories and characters from some pretty successful books.

They didn't need to take all of the EU, but parts of it are sure a whole lot better than what they came up with...

Space.... bombers.... /facepalm

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (NgKpN)

344 335 If Solo was a generic heist movie set in the Star Wars universe where Han Solo was only a tangential character, it wouldn't have been so offensive.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 10:53 AM (KUaJL)

===========

One of my main problems with Solo is the fact that it's not actually a heist movie.

It's an action movie where people talk about heisting things.

It ends up feeling a lot like any other action movie, of which we have many.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (XSSCs)

345 >> I asked myself why someone would put a felt filter pad in that spot.

That's exactly what that dust plug looked like, a little felt filter. The thing was about a 1/4" thick, looked like.

Looks like they could come up with something more reliable than that.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (f1Vqw)

346 Hollowing out a fanbase in pursuit of new customers can be risky.
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (XOBxb)


No shit.

Posted by: NASCAR at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (t/fPx)

347 329 When they decanonized the Star Wars EU I was done. Don't have it in me ro carry on with whatever they replaced it with.


Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:47 AM (XOBxb)

I owned all the books until then. that critically wounded it for me. I believe they've now unplugged the life support...

they couldn't even do a convincing alteration like star trek did, bit chincy but it worked.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 10:52 AM (8D42x)

Same here.

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (7HtZB)

348 337 I get why they did it and on some level it may have been sound, but the EU fans bought a lot more stuff per person and reliably. Hollowing out a fanbase in pursuit of new customers can be risky.
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (XOBxb)

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

True, it was always going to be a risk.

In their case, it seems like it's not paying off for Disney. Just the first slap of several in a row.

If they had followed through better, fewer people would hold the expunging of the EU against them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (XSSCs)

349 Harry Potter and the Hamster-Guided Artillery Shell


Can't miss!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (m45I2)

350 The saddest part of modern Hollywood, I think, is epitomized by two movie franchises:

Fantastic Beasts
and
The Star Wars Anthology movies

Both are designed to expand universes that guarantee solid opening weekends, allowing for greater creativity in terms of storytelling.

"Want to tell a weird little story in the Harry Potter universe for $50 million and guarantee a solid return? Sure! We can do it!"

Instead, they're all event movies, costing $200 million +, requiring the studios to make a billion dollars on each film. That leads to sanitized and generic storytelling.

They have franchises that will allow them to print money, and a model that allows them to do that on smaller investments, but they're wasting all of it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
..............

Well.. Rogue One was a good movie.. and was within the timeline of the original Episode IV.. the story of how they captured the plans to the Death Star..

But.. all the other ones we've seen and heard about IS just sheer greedy exploitation of that money printing franchise.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (so+oy)

351 One of my main problems with Solo is the fact that it's not actually a heist movie.

It's an action movie where people talk about heisting things.

It ends up feeling a lot like any other action movie, of which we have many.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:55 AM (XSSCs)

Among other things, yeah. That's a problem.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 10:57 AM (KUaJL)

352 You put the Harry Potter label on it? It'll open with at least $50 million.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Here in a few years, maybe not. Those that grew up on HP, will have aged out of the market.

Kids coming up won't know what HP is.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:57 AM (c3AZU)

353 >>The saddest part of modern Hollywood


Almost Zero creative talent in the entire industry?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 10:58 AM (/NB++)

354 Not sure if this is old news, but the Weekly Standard, the daily record for cucks and RiNOs is, apparently shutting down. I guess that leaves Billy Kristol(meth) with twitter and the occasional appearance on Sunday a.m. programming as a "genuine" conservative to spout his duplicitous, deep state vomit.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 05, 2018 10:58 AM (ty7RM)

355 >> Heat Sink: Just hork a loogie on it.

I thought about just putting a tiny little ficus on top and doing my thing, but couldn't find thermal conductivity data on semen.

I wonder if anyone has done that research.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 10:58 AM (f1Vqw)

356 Style guide question:

More than one roof => roofs
More than one hoof => hooves

More than one boof?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)


Hillary.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 10:58 AM (kqsXK)

357
More than one boof?
Posted by: Muldoon
----------

It's a little archaic, but in polite company one use to say 'Wind', as in 'Wind on the stomach'.

I suppose that, oh, in an elevator, one might say, 'My, it's windy in here!'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 10:58 AM (ZMWtN)

358 More than one boof?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:50 AM (m45I2)

----

Die Boofe.

Posted by: Herr Kavane at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (tnY1M)

359 Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team. Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the Grunge.
No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (MkcN1)

360 >>Here in a few years, maybe not. Those that grew up on HP, will have aged out of the market.

Sure.

Like Marvel comic movies...



You know, Ace is like 29 - right?

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (/NB++)

361 I dunno, Pokemon is a billion dollar franchise but I'm not entirely sold that Detective Pikachu will make very much money.

It doesn't look very expensive to make, though.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (oZ6kz)

362 Here in a few years, maybe not. Those that grew up on HP, will have aged out of the market.

Kids coming up won't know what HP is.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:57 AM (c3AZU)

---

It's disturbing to consider how Harry Potter is high literature for many, many 30ish year olds.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (LX21o)

363 One boof only, Vasily.

Posted by: Captain Marko Ramius at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (NWiLs)

364 350 Well.. Rogue One was a good movie.. and was within the timeline of the original Episode IV.. the story of how they captured the plans to the Death Star..

But.. all the other ones we've seen and heard about IS just sheer greedy exploitation of that money printing franchise.
Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 10:56 AM (so+oy)

==========

There have only been two Anthology movies so far, and Rogue One was the one that felt the most different.

Solo felt like a Marvel movie in the Star Wars universe, and it felt weird.

It also cost $250 million.

If they had made an actual heist movie set in the Star Wars universe (sure, include Solo himself), and spent less than $100 million on it, then it wouldn't have needed to make a billion dollars to turn a profit. And the haul that Solo did pull in ($300 million +) might still have been disappointing, but it wouldn't have been destructive for Disney.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (XSSCs)

365 Anybody want to peek at some legislation being talked in Florida?

It's about guns.

The details are interesting.

You might be interested.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgsfkeh

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (cqNba)

366 257 Camille Paglia on Hillary: "I don't see our stumbling, hacking, shop-worn Evita yielding the spotlight willingly to any younger gal."
_____________________

Younger gal? Hell, she won't even yield it to an older commie male like me!

Posted by: Bernie Sanders at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (fqUgw)

367 On the bright side, and assuming you can keep track of it after you use it that one time, one teensy tube of thermal paste will probably last you the rest of your life.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (LX21o)

368 No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.
Posted by: Northernlurke

I literally had to step over three vagrants, four piles of human waste and five globs of vomit on my way to work this morning.

this place is shit

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (d7Ww2)

369 352 You put the Harry Potter label on it? It'll open with at least $50 million.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Here in a few years, maybe not. Those that grew up on HP, will have aged out of the market.

Kids coming up won't know what HP is.
Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 10:57 AM (c3AZU)

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

The iron was hot right after Harry Potter ended.

Fantastic Beasts doesn't even include the words "Harry Potter" in the title, and the first one opened really well.

It's about the studio extending the life of the franchise to include new generations through new content, and the bridge is the parents who grew up with the original.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:01 AM (XSSCs)

370 Anybody want to peek at some legislation being talked in Florida?

It's about guns.

The details are interesting.

You might be interested.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgsfkeh
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (cqNba)

Interesting.

"The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as "any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.""

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:01 AM (KUaJL)

371 If they had made an actual heist movie set in the Star Wars universe (sure, include Solo himself), and spent less than $100 million on it, then it wouldn't have needed to make a billion dollars to turn a profit. And the haul that Solo did pull in ($300 million +) might still have been disappointing, but it wouldn't have been destructive for Disney.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (XSSCs)

One of the last Star Wars novels published in the old EU was "Scoundrels" by Timothy Zahn which was just that - a heist novel in which a young Han Solo was one of several characters.

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2018 11:01 AM (7HtZB)

372 365 Anybody want to peek at some legislation being talked in Florida?

It's about guns.

The details are interesting.

You might be interested.

https://tinyurl.com/ydgsfkeh
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (cqNba)

It's not legislation. It's a ballot initiative to amend the state constitution. Fuckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 11:02 AM (NWiLs)

373 >>"The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as "any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.""



This is known as the - 'Make it up as you go along' clause.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:02 AM (/NB++)

374 Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team. Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the Grunge.
No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (MkcN1)

God, what a depressing list of possible nics...

I'm sure those idiots will pick grunge.

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 11:02 AM (8D42x)

375 Seattle Grunge would actually be a good name.

So I'm sure they won't pick it.

Golden Knights was easily the worst proposed name for the Vegas team and it somehow got picked.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (oZ6kz)

376 368 No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.
Posted by: Northernlurke

I literally had to step over three vagrants, four piles of human waste and five globs of vomit on my way to work this morning.

this place is shit
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 11:00 AM (d7Ww2)

So you put on the universal precautions gear before leaving for work?

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (NWiLs)

377 New medications this week, CBD? 'Cause, dang, been some freaky 'art'.

Posted by: GWB at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (neHHG)

378 "This is known as the - 'Make it up as you go along' clause."

Is there a list of colors that will be banned as well?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (cqNba)

379 Something else you'll notice about Boccioni's paintings and sculptures is that they directly inspire cubism. Compare his painting in the post to any Picasso or Braque

Or compare his sculpture: https://tinyurl.com/yc54rwfs

To Marcel Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase: https://tinyurl.com/yb2l2537


Here's another futurist piece -- a painting of a dachshund running: https://tinyurl.com/y8o6cxer

The theme again being motion as a state of constant change. Like Boccioni's sculpture, much of their art was pretty cool, but their ideas ultimately destructive.

Posted by: Brisco_County_Sr at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (cxM9c)

380
Oh Lord, I just realized they're going to drop him off at the wrong cemetery.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 10:26 AM (m45I2)





Could be worse. He could end up in a dead letter office.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (veoSD)

381 Harry Potter and the Lint Clogged Heat Sink Fan.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (RuIsu)

382 or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.""
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:01 AM (KUaJL)

Which is every good hunting rifle out there...


OK then.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (NgKpN)

383 Letters to my daughter would take a week or more to get to her. Then we started adding the zip + 4 number to everything and it got to her in two days.

This town is small enough that there is only one carrier so not sure that would help in this case.

Posted by: human at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (0CeRG)

384 Almost Zero creative talent in the entire industry?
^^^^^^^^^^THIS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
it's just shocking how many true, great stories are out there that need to be told/retold. Off the top of my head:
"Lost in Shagri La" the story of a plane crash in Dutch New Guinea at the close of WWII. 3 survivors who are adopted by a stone age tribe of "cannibals' and get rescued in an amazing manner.
Ford v. Ferrari: In the late 50's, Ford was one signature away from buying Ferrari. The ensuing battles at Le Mans would make an AWESOME screen play.
The little Finnish sniper who was a German killing machine in WWII. Why this isn't a feature film is beyond me.
Instead we get: "Auquaman III, Sleep with the Fishes."

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (ty7RM)

385 I love the racism on display in Florida. They gone stop the killing, because ARs and "sniper rifles" are such a huge problem.*



* If the problem is white people being killed and/or shooting some people once every few years.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (LX21o)

386 Disney seems to be aiming for a movie franchise equivalent to WoW. I don't think that's a realistic objective. You can't release A New Hope every year or two.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (XOBxb)

387 381 Harry Potter and the Lint Clogged Heat Sink Fan.
Posted by: Burger Chef at December 05, 2018 11:03 AM (RuIsu)

===========

Made back it's budget from Thursday night screenings. Everything else is pure profit.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (XSSCs)

388 385 I love the racism on display in Florida. They gone stop the killing, because ARs and "sniper rifles" are such a huge problem.*



* If the problem is white people being killed and/or shooting some people once every few years.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (LX21o)

Just more "Everytown" bullshit.

Posted by: Insomniac at December 05, 2018 11:05 AM (NWiLs)

389

Nurse Ratched is porking Insomniac?

Damn, about time.

Posted by: Joey Bidet at December 05, 2018 11:05 AM (E+oBa)

390 Harry Potter and the Little Tab You Have Pull Out so the Flat Cable Connecting the Keyboard to the Motherboard Will Release

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Thoughts and Prayers for RGB 🐘 at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (LX21o)

391 384 Ford v. Ferrari: In the late 50's, Ford was one signature away from buying Ferrari. The ensuing battles at Le Mans would make an AWESOME screen play.

Instead we get: "Auquaman III, Sleep with the Fishes."
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (ty7RM)

===========

I think the Ferrari movie has been very close to production for a while...

Actually, it's already filmed, now that I look it up.

Waiting for a release date, apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (XSSCs)

392 359 Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team. Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the Grunge.
No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.
Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (MkcN1)

Seattle Tweakers! Seattle Winos! Seattle Crack Hos!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (RD7QR)

393 >>I get why they did it and on some level it may have been sound, but the EU fans bought a lot more stuff per person and reliably. Hollowing out a fanbase in pursuit of new customers can be risky.

A lesson Bill Kristol is learning as we speak.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (/tuJf)

394 I saw that once .in a dream...I think it was a dream.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (+6jVU)

395 Classified as a Sniper Rifle?


I guess that's gonna lead to some pretty wild inaccuracy claims by manufacturers.

"Buy our rifle.
six foot groups at 25 yards on a bench rest"


Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (cqNba)

396 Looks like Umberto paints while tripping.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2018 11:06 AM (9Om/r)

397 "The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as "any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.""



This is known as the - 'Make it up as you go along' clause.
Posted by: garrett


Semi auto handguns, semi auto rifles & bolt action rifles.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (c3AZU)

398 Random question: is the successor to Robert Mueller listed in his will so the investigation can continue after Mueller dies of old age?

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (MkcN1)

399 Reading the proposed gun legislation in FL, looks like gun owners are going to get it good and hard.
Was thinking of getting my non-resident ccw in FL - but why bother since anything that I would carry has a magazine capacity > 7

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (jxbfJ)

400 New Drift Compatible pogcats, looks like. Sidebar.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (IqOTP)

401 386 Disney seems to be aiming for a movie franchise equivalent to WoW. I don't think that's a realistic objective. You can't release A New Hope every year or two.
Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (XOBxb)

===========

That's why the anthology movies needed to be significantly smaller.

Keep the franchise fresh, but tell very different stories so they don't feel like "just another Star Wars movie".

I swear, a $10 million Obi Wan movie where he defends a small village on Tatooine from local raiders or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (XSSCs)

402 Harry Potter and the Chamberpot of Secrets

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (OLCnA)

403 Anybody want to peek at some legislation being talked in Florida?


********

Colorado;s state legislature, newly controlled by the Democrats is making noises of trying to pass red flag gun possession legislation.

A sobering thought: If one takes a public stance against red flag legislation, one most likely becomes an identified target ofor malicious red flagging.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (m45I2)

404 374 Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team. Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the Grunge.
No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 10:59 AM (MkcN1)

God, what a depressing list of possible nics...

I'm sure those idiots will pick grunge.
Posted by: SturmToddler at December 05, 2018 11:02 AM (8D42x)

The Seattle Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs

Posted by: josephistan at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (7HtZB)

405
248 I looked down, saw a spellbook in my hands, and started singing fireballs

a musical spellbook?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (xGZ+b)

406 >> New Drift Compatible




SPOILER ALERT : It comes up short.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (/NB++)

407 Or being in favor of private gun ownership ipso facto makes you psychologically unfit to own guns.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (m45I2)

408 Boof: It's what's for dinner!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (H0Ek8)

409 407 Or being in favor of private gun ownership ipso facto makes you psychologically unfit to own guns.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (m45I2)

===========

While having these two thoughts at the same time makes you completely sane:

"Trump is going to oppress everyone!"

and

"Only the government should have guns!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:09 AM (XSSCs)

410 Sorry to miss the Solomonic Simian and his Mystery Girl, but I need a cup of tea. And to sit in a dark room for about half an hour staring at nothing.

Probably won't BBL.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 05, 2018 11:09 AM (kqsXK)

411 This is known as the - 'Make it up as you go along' clause.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:02 AM (/NB++)

------

There isn't need to make up much. This would ban all semi-automatics, and all high-powered rifles.

As it is, it pretty much limits you to .22 and couple of different models of carbine.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2018 11:09 AM (tnY1M)

412 401 I swear, a $10 million Obi Wan movie where he defends a small village on Tatooine from local raiders or something.

pretty sure that's a dr. who episode. the horse is named susan and wants you respect his lifestyle choices.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (NmR1a)

413 "Or being in favor of private gun ownership ipso facto makes you psychologically unfit to own guns."

Wanting to move out of a State that makes gun ownership impossible is proof of a mental health issue.
Which prevents you from owning a firearm legally in that State.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (cqNba)

414 >>Colorado;s state legislature, newly controlled by the Democrats is making noises of trying to pass red flag gun possession legislation.


Colorado has a serious Federal Issue, re. Gun Purchase / Ownership, now that Marijuana is Legal.

Kinda hard to fill out those forms truthfully, now.

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (/NB++)

415 407 Or being in favor of private gun ownership ipso facto makes you psychologically unfit to own guns.

-
Throw in a pond. If they float, they're not fit to own guns.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (H0Ek8)

416 407 Or being in favor of private gun ownership ipso facto makes you psychologically unfit to own guns.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (m45I2)

Hmmm.... catch 22 was taken...

Catch 2nd 2nd?

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (NgKpN)

417 No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.

Because it's trademarked!

Posted by: SF Streets Dept. at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (QrTqV)

418 SPOILER ALERT : It comes up short.
Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:08 AM (/NB++)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE HUUUUUURK OH MERCIFUL GOD WHERE DID ALL THIS BLOOD COME FROM WAS IT ALL INSIDE ME OH THE TERRIBLE CLAWS OF FURY

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBAAAAAUGH at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (IqOTP)

419
I swear, a $10 million Obi Wan movie where he defends a small village on Tatooine from local raiders or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (XSSCs)







Seven Jedi

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (veoSD)

420 As it is, it pretty much limits you to .22 and couple of different models of carbine.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Cuts out the Ruger 10/22. Yay! Shove a mag ban up Bill Ruger's ass and break it off.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (c3AZU)

421 I'm not watching the funeral, but I did see this clip on Conservative Tree House with the video of the very well behaved service dog at the funeral Scroll 3/4 way down on link to "SandraOpines" 9:35 time stamp:

https://tinyurl.com/yc72n6er

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (AllCR)

422 FAN-f'ing-tastic. Seattle gets an NHL franchise? The regular season just got that much more meaningless.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (ty7RM)

423 >> Nurse Ratched is porking Insomniac?

No, but we're trying to get them to.

The good nurse has been posting about her, uh, "needs" and Insomniac, well, is Insominiac. He has needs too.

So, we've got to get 'em together.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (f1Vqw)

424 Colorado has a serious Federal Issue, re. Gun Purchase / Ownership, now that Marijuana is Legal.

Yeah, kinda funny how that worked out, huh?

Posted by: The DNC at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (QrTqV)

425 it's just shocking how many true, great stories are out there that need to be told/retold.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at December 05, 2018 11:04 AM (ty7RM)


I've mentioned this before, but I wanna see the story of Whittaker Chambers, ex-Soviet spy who is trying to blow the whistle on another Soviet spy, Alger Hiss, who works in the state department.

Chambers enlists the aid of a young California congressmen named Richard Nixon and the two of them together bring Hiss down.

It'd be the feel-good movie of the year!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (sOONm)

426 Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce he won't run for president

Deval Patrick has served as managing director for Bain Capital since leaving the governor's office.

Of course, it's where all former MA Governors go to die.

"It's hard to see how you even get noticed in such a big, broad field without being shrill, sensational or a celebrity - and I'm none of those things and I'm never going to be any of those things," Patrick told David Axelrod

"A man's got to know his limitations"

Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (QkjLD)

427 Looks like Umberto paints while tripping.

...down Lombard Street.

Posted by: t-bird at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (QrTqV)

428 Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:10 AM (cqNba)

And we foolishly keep saying now stupid the liberals are!

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 11:13 AM (f3oO4)

429 Is it bad, Doc?

(dramatic chin-scratching and left eyebrow arching)
No, I think we can save it. Your laptop is just severely constipated,,, with what amounts to belly-button lint.

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 05, 2018 11:13 AM (RuIsu)

430 The good nurse has been posting about her, uh, "needs" and Insomniac, well, is Insominiac. He has needs too.

So, we've got to get 'em together.



Is there a betting line?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at December 05, 2018 11:13 AM (fuK7c)

431 "Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team.
Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the
Grunge.

No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.



Posted by: Northernlurker"
Honoring Native American is obviously out and PETA will be up in arms about those cuddly sea creatures being exploited. I suggest the Seattle Smug.

Posted by: Ripley at December 05, 2018 11:13 AM (MxEKc)

432 The measure would ban persons residing or entering the state from possessing military-style firearms. The measure would define military-style firearms as "any gun with a magazine capacity of more than seven rounds of ammunition or any weapon capable of firing in fully automatic mode, any weapon capable of being modified in any manner to fire in a fully automatic mode or any weapon classified as a sniper rifle."

Goodbye Rem 700

Posted by: CSMBigBird at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (jsWA8)

433 So, we've got to get 'em together.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (f1Vqw)

Will they even mate in captivity?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (IqOTP)

434 433 So, we've got to get 'em together.
Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (f1Vqw)

Will they even mate in captivity?
Posted by: hogmartin at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (IqOTP

======

That's why we have Zod.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, buy The Battle of Lake Erie today! at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (+E3eI)

435 The good nurse has been posting about her, uh, "needs" and Insomniac, well, is Insominiac. He has needs too.

So, we've got to get 'em together.

--

Stormy Daniels just got the plot to her new porno

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (KUaJL)

436 426 Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce he won't run for president

Deval Patrick has served as managing director for Bain Capital since leaving the governor's office.

Of course, it's where all former MA Governors go to die.

"It's hard to see how you even get noticed in such a big, broad field without being shrill, sensational or a celebrity - and I'm none of those things and I'm never going to be any of those things," Patrick told David Axelrod

"A man's got to know his limitations"
Posted by: SMOD at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (QkjLD)

Just clearing the field for Corey Booker or Kameltoe Harris.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (RD7QR)

437 There isn't need to make up much. This would ban all semi-automatics, and all high-powered rifles.
As it is, it pretty much limits you to .22 and couple of different models of carbine.

In other words, AUSTRALIA. A near carbon copy of their ban.

Posted by: M K Ultra at December 05, 2018 11:14 AM (E+oBa)

438 Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to announce he won't run for president

Well that sure is handy information to have. I haven't decided when I'm going to announce that I won't run for President. Nor, if chosen, will I accept the nomination for Secretary-General of the UN.

Posted by: t-bird at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (98WNR)

439 378 "This is known as the - 'Make it up as you go along' clause."

Is there a list of colors that will be banned as well?


that's the "and any ar-15 sporting hello kitty" clause.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (xGZ+b)

440 423
>> Nurse Ratched is porking Insomniac?



No, but we're trying to get them to.



The good nurse has been posting about her, uh, "needs" and Insomniac, well, is Insominiac. He has needs too.



So, we've got to get 'em together.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:12 AM (f1Vqw)

We should start a gofundme account to get them a nice weekend somewhere.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (jxbfJ)

441

So, we've got to get 'em together.

NR could use a a jolly good rogering and Insom could use a good night's sleep afterwards. Win/win FTW!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (HaL55)

442 No mention of the Seattle Shit in the Street.



Posted by: Northernlurker"
Honoring Native American is obviously out and PETA will be up in arms about those cuddly sea creatures being exploited. I suggest the Seattle Smug.
Posted by: Ripley at December 05, 2018 11:13 AM (MxEKc)

Seattle Foreign Worker? They could import all their players from other countries like the damn tech companies do!

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (NgKpN)

443 Heh. So I guess a Barrett 50 Cal isn't "military style" then....

Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (xuIH8)

444 Hmmm.... catch 22 was taken...

Catch 2nd 2nd?

*******


Catch .22

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (m45I2)

445 Keep the franchise fresh, but tell very different stories so they don't feel like "just another Star Wars movie".

I swear, a $10 million Obi Wan movie where he defends a small village on Tatooine from local raiders or something.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:07 AM (XSSCs)


How about telling the story from the perspective of an Imperial officer? What is motivating that person?

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Ho Ho Ho! Red Faced Rants are In at The Outrage Outlet! at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (hLRSq)

446 There have only been two Anthology movies so far, and Rogue One was the one that felt the most different.

Solo felt like a Marvel movie in the Star Wars universe, and it felt weird.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison

...................

I did not bother seeing Solo.. it looked stupid when I saw the trailers.

But there have been many others talked about.. one about Tatooine.. another about Jaba.. etc. etc...

They make the mistake a lot of TV spinoffs do.. You take one character out of an ensemble cast and give them their own show..

Joey - spun off from Friends
The Tortelli's - spun off from Cheers (although Frasier was a big hit!)
Fish - Barney Miller

I could go on..

Ensemble casts like Star Wars just don't make it on their own..




Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (so+oy)

447 The Seattle Shit Pucks?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (+6jVU)

448 We should start a gofundme account to get them a nice weekend somewhere.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (jxbfJ)

Sandals Jamaica?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (KUaJL)

449 Times command me to erect a simple tent, fish and hunt to sustain me, and make sure I have at least the means to distill. Not having that, I'll settle for a case of ValuRite.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (xzqr4)

450 "I bet a $3M-$5M movie based on Terry Pratchett's witches that sets the entire Discworld franchise into motion could be easily done, compelling, and require little more than a few farmhouses and simple sets."

They've made short mini-series from "The Colour of Magic", "Going Postal", and "Hogfather". They're good -- not great -- and have some great names attached (Sean Astin as Twoflower, Jeremy Irons as Vetenari, Christopher Lee as Death).

There's also supposed to be a Nightwatch mini-series in the works, but it is coming pre-ruined as they describe Corporal Littlebottom as "non-binary", which is the precise opposite of her character.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (ljEFa)

451 A popular mid 20th century Italian painter, Pietro Annigoni, blamed French Impressionism for the decline in drawing skills and therefore the decline of the art of the Western World. I still don't think that's entirely fair, since Impressionism evolved into both Pointilism and Italian Divisionism, both of which had rigorous drawing. However, Boccioni started as a Divisionist and wound up doing . . . this kind of stuff. So maybe old Pietro had a point.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (4WSKI)

452 Beta Beano met with Gaylord on Nov 16th to talk about running for President.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (tjRMO)

453

Is there a betting line?

I bet there is now.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (HaL55)

454 The Seattle Urinal Cakes

Posted by: garrett at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (/NB++)

455 The gun ads would write themselves.


'Buy the new Florida compliant Remington 700.
So inaccurate that it could never be classified as a Sniper Rifle.'

Our new Florida compliant bolt action hunting rifle is so inaccurate that your family will starve to death.
But, you won't get arrested in Florida.
Try one today...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (cqNba)

456
Well, we may have to do an "intervention" for Insomniac. You know, a black bag op.

You know, we get some Morons with some muscle, go down there and black bag him in an SUV, then take him to Nurse Ratched, tied up, and let her have at him.

We'll need to keep him tied up of course, but we don't want to hurt him.

I'm afraid this about the only way we're going to get the man hooked up.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (f1Vqw)

457 444 Hmmm.... catch 22 was taken...

Catch 2nd 2nd?

*******


Catch .22
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (m45I2)

/golf clap

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (NgKpN)

458 425 Chambers enlists the aid of a young California congressmen named Richard Nixon and the two of them together bring Hiss down.

It'd be the feel-good movie of the year!


especially if you made hiss a parseltongue (it's right there in the name!).

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 11:17 AM (xGZ+b)

459 "Rogue One was the one that felt the most different."

It was intended to be a serious war movie set in the Star Wars universe. The producers required them to back off the war content, because Star Wars isn't about war.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2018 11:18 AM (ljEFa)

460 Does Bruce Wayne know that Deval Patrick is working with Bain?

Posted by: Adirondack Patriot at December 05, 2018 11:18 AM (ZxU8C)

461 We should start a gofundme account to get them a nice weekend somewhere.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (jxbfJ)

I'm in. We get pics right?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:18 AM (+6jVU)

462 We should start a gofundme account to get them a nice weekend somewhere.
Posted by: Our Country is Screwed


Detroit.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:19 AM (c3AZU)

463 https://tinyurl.com/yc72n6er



Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2018 11:11 AM (AllCR)

There are a couple of photographs of family dogs at funeral services that almost bring me to tears.See Bruton Riviere (featured here long time ago IIRC) and look for Requiescat.

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 05, 2018 11:19 AM (f3oO4)

464 459 "Rogue One was the one that felt the most different."

It was intended to be a serious war movie set in the Star Wars universe. The producers required them to back off the war content, because Star Wars isn't about war.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2018 11:18 AM (ljEFa)

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

I've heard that the third act was a confusing mess originally, and that was the origin of most of the reshoots.

But that's something like third hand information.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:19 AM (XSSCs)

465 any weapon classified as a sniper rifle.""
Posted by: joe
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I suppose we can rely on journalists to 'classify' the 'sniper rifles'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 11:20 AM (w54mS)

466
Detroit.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:19 AM (c3AZU)

Weasel Acres Love Shack.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:20 AM (+6jVU)

467 Joey - spun off from Friends
The Tortelli's - spun off from Cheers (although Frasier was a big hit!)
Fish - Barney Miller

I could go on..

Ensemble casts like Star Wars just don't make it on their own..




Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (so+oy)

Frasier was an ensemble show, spun off from an ensemble show.

Posted by: Don Q at December 05, 2018 11:20 AM (NgKpN)

468 I've heard that the third act was a confusing mess originally, and that was the origin of most of the reshoots.

But that's something like third hand information.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:19 AM (XSSCs)


That's funny because the third act of that movie is the best part. It's sort of disjointed before that, but once they get to Scarif, you know shit's going to hit the fan, and you're just wondering if any of them are going to make it out of there.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:20 AM (KUaJL)

469

I'm in. We get pics right?

Live PPV video feed, with audio.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 11:21 AM (HaL55)

470 446 They make the mistake a lot of TV spinoffs do.. You take one character out of an ensemble cast and give them their own show..

Joey - spun off from Friends
The Tortelli's - spun off from Cheers (although Frasier was a big hit!)
Fish - Barney Miller

I could go on..


could be worse. they could take a character that is only alluded to in the series and give them a show.

mrs. columbo

Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018 11:21 AM (xGZ+b)

471 It was intended to be a serious war movie set in the Star Wars universe. The producers required them to back off the war content, because Star Wars isn't about war.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2018 11:18 AM (ljEFa)

Except for the fact that it's in the title, and every movie has involved laser swords, ray guns, and a battle of good against evil.

Nope, totally not about war.

Posted by: Cato by Phone at December 05, 2018 11:21 AM (J+mig)

472 Re: Seattle NHL team. How good can a team be if it only has leftwingers?
I'm sure Antifa scum will be assault any rightwingers on the team.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at December 05, 2018 11:21 AM (MkcN1)

473 468
That's funny because the third act of that movie is the best part. It's sort of disjointed before that, but once they get to Scarif, you know shit's going to hit the fan, and you're just wondering if any of them are going to make it out of there.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at December 05, 2018 11:20 AM (KUaJL)

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

The result of the reshoots was a cohesive setpiece that is the third act.

The whole movie is kind of a weird mess of a movie that ends up working despite itself.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, If you've read and enjoyed any of my works, please leave a review on Amazon. at December 05, 2018 11:22 AM (XSSCs)

474 Polling is underway to select a name for the new Seattle NHL team.

Candidates include the Sockeyes, the Steelheads, the Kraken and the

Grunge.


Seattle should break the patriarchy and field the first NHL all-womens team. Call it the Seattle Amazons. Good corporate tie in with that sweet, sweet billionaire guilt cashola coming in. Lesbians all over America will join the Seattle yutes in loving the team, and Bre Peyton can do promos on TV.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, coffee man at December 05, 2018 11:22 AM (LISuA)

475 They've made short mini-series from "The Colour of Magic", "Going Postal", and "Hogfather". They're good -- not great -- and have some great names attached (Sean Astin as Twoflower, Jeremy Irons as Vetenari, Christopher Lee as Death).

"Going Postal" was great. Charles Dance as Vetinari was inspired casting.

There's also supposed to be a Nightwatch mini-series in the works, but it is coming pre-ruined as they describe Corporal Littlebottom as "non-binary", which is the precise opposite of her character.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at December 05, 2018 11:16 AM (ljEFa)


Groan. The whole 'diversity' schtick is something Pratchett lampooned in several of his books.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at December 05, 2018 11:22 AM (sOONm)

476 could be worse. they could take a character that is only alluded to in the series and give them a show.

mrs. columbo
Posted by: Anachronda


Bernice (from the Red Green Show)

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:23 AM (c3AZU)

477 How good can a team be if it only has leftwingers?


*******

Threadwinner!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2018 11:23 AM (m45I2)

478 Live PPV video feed, with audio.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at December 05, 2018 11:21 AM (HaL55)

Normally that would appreciated....but Insomniac. Who knows what sounds will come outta him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:23 AM (+6jVU)

479 Chambers enlists the aid of a young California congressmen named Richard Nixon and the two of them together bring Hiss down.

It'd be the feel-good movie of the year!
-----------

Helen Gahagan Douglas as the star-crossed love interest...of someone.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 11:23 AM (w54mS)

480 "mrs. columbo
Posted by: Anachronda


Bernice (from the Red Green Show)"

Epsteins Mother

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 05, 2018 11:24 AM (cqNba)

481 Star Wars is space opera. War films have a different feel. Rob is right about that.

Posted by: Someguy at December 05, 2018 11:24 AM (XOBxb)

482 Terry Pratchett's and Neil Gaiman's "Good Omens" wil be on Amazon Prime early next year as a mini-series..

It has always been my impression that the most humorous stuff in that book came entirely from Pratchett.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 05, 2018 11:25 AM (so+oy)

483 Don't the ettes' have some kind of date coaching program?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at December 05, 2018 11:26 AM (+6jVU)

484
I'd contribute to such a "Nurse and Insomniac Getaway" fund.

But we are going to have black bag him to get him to go.

We'll need to plan this out. We get Nurse Ratched all slutted up, garter belt, f-me heels, etc, etc -- 'Ettes can handle that and set her up in some getaway location.

Then we 'Rons black-bag Insomniac and get him to her.

Then, once she gets a hold of him and gets him, well "agreeable", then we can slip out and let them have at it.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:26 AM (f1Vqw)

485 Chambers enlists the aid of a young California congressmen named Richard Nixon and the two of them together bring Hiss down.

It'd be the feel-good movie of the year!
-----------

Helen Gahagan Douglas as the star-crossed love interest...of someone.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
----------

Actually, more of a Nora Desmond character: https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybkrokf6

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 05, 2018 11:26 AM (U2TY5)

486 Ape up

Posted by: rickb223 at December 05, 2018 11:26 AM (c3AZU)

487 yall are aware of the fact insom lives in florida
I'm in seattle.

TIE HIM UP!!
I'll get the lair ready......

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2018 11:28 AM (d7Ww2)

488

I would contribute to getting them together if for no other reason than getting Insomniac to STFU his eyoring.

Posted by: Second Front Door Fucker at December 05, 2018 11:29 AM (vzKmu)

489 Conjugate the verb: "to boof"

Posted by: Burger Chef at December 05, 2018 11:29 AM (RuIsu)

490 Somehow I just can't get interested in this Bush funeral. I think the over-the-top McCain spectacle (and all the hypocrisy here) has forever made it impossible for me to watch another funeral of a politician. Although if they brought in the Mandela fake signer I might reconsider.

Posted by: Ripley at December 05, 2018 11:29 AM (MxEKc)

491 Heh. So I guess a Barrett 50 Cal isn't "military style" then....
Posted by: Warai-otoko at December 05, 2018 11:15 AM (xuIH

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If you're talking about that FL thing, the M107 is "capable of being modified" to fire full-auto, and all .50 rifles they make are certainly sniper rifles, so: banned.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2018 11:30 AM (tnY1M)

492
Joey - spun off from Friends
The Tortelli's - spun off from Cheers (although Frasier was a big hit!)
Fish - Barney Miller

I could go on..

could be worse. they could take a character that is only alluded to in the series and give them a show.

mrs. columbo
Posted by: Anachronda at December 05, 2018

*
*
On the other hand, Pete and Gladys, spun off from December Bride, was something of a hit. Look it up; it's ooooold.

But such a hit is rare. Honey West spun from Burke's Law didn't do well. The pilot of Assignment Earth on Star Trek (you remember, Gary Seven and the cat) never went to series.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2018 11:35 AM (wQDH5)

493 Just spitballin' here, but I feel like I sorta understand what makes Insomniac tick.

Anyway, I suspect the most effective way to ensure his resistance is to amp up the coercion. The more control he feels is in the hands of others, the harder it will be for him to trust things will work out well.

If you want to do something nice for him, let him know the ball is in his court and just work on convincing him that it would bring you joy to give him a blessing. It has nothing to do with him deserving it (he will not be able to shake the feeling that he doesn't deserve nice things) and everything to do with people who care about him and just want a chance to show it.

Does that make sense? And Insomniac, if I'm off-base here, please feel free to clarify.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 11:37 AM (4HMW8)

494
Agnetha and Anni-frid together:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y7jh6yho

The above could be them, but I don't know.

Posted by: publius, the Duke of Miley's Ficus at December 05, 2018 11:37 AM (f1Vqw)

495 473 I guess I kinda mean, communicate that it would not represent a loss to his benefactors to do this for him. It would be more of a loss to not get the opportunity to extend this gesture than it would be if he accepted. And it would still not be a loss even if nothing came of it.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 11:45 AM (4HMW8)

496 Comment 495 is an addendum to comment 493.

Posted by: Emmie at December 05, 2018 11:46 AM (4HMW8)

497 Funeral is way too long. W just now staring to speak.

Posted by: Jen the original at December 05, 2018 12:17 PM (L/94n)

498 Those Futurists were something else, weren't they?

Posted by: Patrick Flynn at December 05, 2018 12:42 PM (i4inS)

499 Desock

Posted by: hogmartin at December 05, 2018 02:05 PM (IqOTP)

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