Happy New Year ONT

Well, it's not for a few days yet, but I won't be here then, so Happy New Year! Is everyone ready for New Year's Eve?

Prepper beer.jpg

It's not a very good price though. It'd be more economical just to grab 135 cases.

Moron Love


Well, we've been around long enough that there are now couples who met and fell in love here, Miley and Publius being the latest example. Now, I know Miley is only 29, but I don't think she wants any more kids. Still, there's got to be some Moron parents out there...


Found 'em.

Christmas Wrap Up


How my holiday home became a harrowing house of horrors Trouble in the land of canoeheads.

Seasonal UPS Workers Had Almost Entire Paychecks Handed Over To Union Must be a mistake. Unions exist for the working man, there's no way they'd screw them like this.

Good News That The MSM Might Have Accidentally “Missed”


Trump Overhauled The Way We Prevent Wildfires

USGS Identifies Largest Continuous Oil and Gas Resource Potential Ever Assessed

Hmm. Odd, that.


Ink

Who wants to bet she has another tattoo across her shoulder blades that says “My name is Traci”? Upside down.

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Politics In The News

Censoring Conservatives: Young America's Foundation Sues University of Florida

Why (Most) Right-Wing Intellectuals Hate Trump

Dan Hannan: Falling IQ scores may explain why politics has turned so nasty

I admire Dan a lot, but I think he misses most of the boat here. The main reason that politics is so nasty is because one side profits politically from making it so and keeping it so. It's as simple as that. The right isn't going to get anywhere until we openly acknowledge that there is no longer a loyal opposition, but instead a faction that seeks the destruction of the existing structure so that they can replace it with another. It isn't political opposition, it's an insurgency. This isn't that hard.


Oldie but a Goodie


Nanny State Insanity


Revealed: the new calorie limits on every common food


So, in order to “combat obesity”, Britain is setting limits for the number of calories allowed in any single meal sold. This makes total sense if you're an idiot who just landed from planet Mouthbreather. Anyone who wants more calories can just...order another meal. Shocking.

Of course this kind of lunacy isn't new. Back * mumble mumble * years ago, when I was in college, the campus bar in the student union sold draft beer. One night, a student go plastered, staggered out to his car, and passed out in the back seat. Seeing as how it was in the middle of winter, he almost froze to death. The university's solution? They stopped selling beer....in pitchers. You could still order all of the cups of beer that you wanted, it was just harder to transport it back to your table. So now instead of one person going up to grab the next round, 2 went. But in some administrator's mind this meant the problem was “solved”.


Technology Makes Our Lives Better!


Google’s Earth: how the tech giant is helping the state spy on us

As the title at the link says, it's a long read, but a disturbing one.

Rent Free

Serious question: Does this look sane? Forget the politics for a second, pretend the customer is wearing an Obama/Biden shirt. Is there anyone here who would say anything other than "That guy's nuts"? I honestly believe that if he'd had a gun handy, he would have at least tried to shoot the customer.


I've Never Done This Before In A Post


But I wanted to ask the Horde for their prayers for a friend of mine's step son (close enough, he's engaged to the boy's mother, for all intents and purposes he's “dad” ). Little Lincoln was recently diagnosed with High Risk Neuroblastoma. When I found out, I asked my wife “What's the prognosis?”. She said in an utterly neutral voice “They just had a half birthday party for him”. He's 2 ½, and if y'all could pray that he makes 3 (and beyond), I'd really appreciate it. Also, if you've got a couple of bucks rattling around that you were wondering what to do with, there's a Go Fund Me here. He's a sweet little kid, every bit will help.


Tonight's ONT brought to you by Lawnborghini:


The Yahoo Group drives a Mowserati.

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1 yuenling

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2018 09:27 PM (0O7c5)

2 ONT is here

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at December 28, 2018 09:27 PM (P4Pk9)

3 Early!

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 09:28 PM (kufk0)

4 g

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy 4th day of Christmas at December 28, 2018 09:28 PM (0O7c5)

5 4700 quatloos for a Borg of beer.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 09:29 PM (NLLmE)

6 th of NT!

Posted by: shibumi's friend, Bozo in the Mitten Kingdom at December 28, 2018 09:29 PM (OXL6p)

7 Does the price include freight to your house?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:30 PM (icI8A)

8 'Evening

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:30 PM (sdi6R)

9 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 09:31 PM (CLcKT)

10 I'll just get my truck with the tailgate lift and be on my way.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:31 PM (sdi6R)

11 3,240 cans of swill. That would taste even more swill like if you didn't drink it within the year. I mean in college, sure.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:32 PM (nAeGR)

12 Read the content. Prayers up for the little boy Dave.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 09:32 PM (ffYR/)

13 Actually, who even wants that much Budweiser?

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:32 PM (sdi6R)

14 Hey everybody.

I know I've said this before, but: sad about Sears.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:32 PM (miE9U)

15 WeirdDave:

true it'd be more economical to buy the 135 cases, but at least you can live in the big box after you buy it... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:33 PM (miE9U)

16 How many college kids have $5,000 handy? I kinda doubt the liquor store has a financing plan.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:33 PM (icI8A)

17 Go Cougs!!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 28, 2018 09:33 PM (0tfLf)

18 Broseidon: lay away baby!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:34 PM (miE9U)

19 Evening Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (9rIkM)

20 I ate my mug of cake. I'm so happy now. While eating I was channel surfing and came across the last half hour of Hard Days Night on TCM. I know it's been discussed here plenty but actually I liked the Beatles' early stuff. It was fun to listen to had a good beat etc.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (dUJdY)

21 Hey I almost got that tattoo as well....what a coincidence!


Posted by: Barack Obama at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (cRkMZ)

22 where is the store in that insane clip? Did the guy get his vape? Did he call the cops?

Posted by: vivi at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (11H2y)

23 Evening all.

Well, we've been around long enough that there are now couples who met and fell in love here, Miley and Publius being the latest example. Now, I know Miley is only 29, but I don't think she wants any more kids. Still, there's got to be some Moron parents out there...

Wait, what?? I missed this.

You mean there might be.... hope??

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (CZ/hh)

24 I know I've said this before, but: sad about Sears.

Me too.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 28, 2018 09:36 PM (dUJdY)

25 Was looking at the old, old Sears catalog covers pictured at HotAir.

It's interesting how much information the store tried to pack onto the cover. They were obviously eager to prove their value, honesty and legitimacy to potential customers.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:36 PM (miE9U)

26 Jewells, :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:36 PM (miE9U)

27
I would love to drive that Lawnborghini down Rodeo Drive and park it in front of the Louis Vuitton store.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 09:37 PM (oGNNA)

28 "You mean there might be.... hope??

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (CZ/hh) "

What's this "hope" you speak of? Is this like a Navajo word or something?

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:37 PM (icI8A)

29 Morticia: I posted some travails about my company being incompetent in the last thread, I can repost here if you'd like.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:38 PM (icI8A)

30 A Union screwing seasonal UPS workers? Impossible!

First job out of HS I worked in a slaughterhouse. Represented by the Teamsters. $750 initiation fee. Every bit of my first three paychecks went to them.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 28, 2018 09:38 PM (9rIkM)

31 would love to drive that Lawnborghini down Rodeo Drive and park it in front of the Louis Vuitton store.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at D



you should do that. then walk in and buy everything in the store. but don't go to lv.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:38 PM (MTjB1)

32 true it'd be more economical to buy the 135 cases, but at least you can live in the big box after you buy it... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:33 PM

You mean after your wife kicked you out after balancing the checkbook.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:39 PM (nAeGR)

33 where is the store in that insane clip? Did the guy get his vape? Did he call the cops?

Atlanta, I believe.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 09:39 PM (pM87/)

34 "I Speak English" is hilarious! I've never seen that before. Very Python.

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 09:39 PM (NAs56)

35 "Grandma, what does that tattoo mean?"

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

36 I like the Sears (and other dept. stores) holiday catalogues, especially the video game sections because they were clearly written by somebody with zero knowledge of the game. The description of the original Legend of Zelda is "find crystals to defeat warlords," which is only slightly more accurate than if it said "kill penguins to rule Nazi Germany."

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:42 PM (icI8A)

37 Sears and Craftsman going sideways were kind of the beginning of the end, plus just too much competition. I remember getting "Toughskin" jeans as a kid. You could get dragged behind a tractor for 3 weeks and still not wear a hole in them.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:42 PM (nAeGR)

38 You could get dragged behind a tractor for 3 weeks . . . .

Posted by: Minnfidel
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Wow! You too?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 28, 2018 09:43 PM (9rIkM)

39 Willowed from the last thread got a foot and a half of new snow at our cabin! Can't wait to go play in it!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (nAeGR)

40 Minnfidel, the miracle of polyester ;-)
But yup and LOL.

Broseidon, also LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (miE9U)

41 The plans, drawn up by Public Health England (PHE), suggest a limit of 544 calories for any convenience meal

?! When I go treat myself, maybe once or twice a week, it's for 2500 calories. And I'm not a young or big guy. What's a kid supposed to do with 500 calories?

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (DCYln)

42 Yeah, sorry to see Sears go. It's a part of Americana. As others have mentioned, you could literally order a kit-built house back in the day.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (sdi6R)

43 Prayers up for the wee kid. Half-birthday.

That one caught the breath a bit, it did.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (QzJWU)

44 Sears or JC Penny is where my mom took me for years for back to school shopping. Sears is gone.. JC Penny not far behind. Truly is sad for this old gal

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (dUJdY)

45 Damnit, now I want to play a game where you kill penguins to rule Nazi Germany. I mean Nazi penguins, that's like the most evil thing possible, right?

FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (icI8A)

46 well, the funny thing about sears is that it is one more example of something that everyone thought was indomitable now it is gone.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (MTjB1)

47 I remember toughskins. Had built in knee pads. It was pretty bad when mom had to iron on more. "These are getting you thru the end of the school year"!

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2018 09:45 PM (PF4TZ)

48 Thank you for the ONT WD......so sorry about the little boy. Do dislike GoFundMe but will make a donation.

Go Cyclones!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 28, 2018 09:45 PM (c1nDO)

49 At least we still have Woolworths.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 09:45 PM (NLLmE)

50 You could get dragged behind a tractor for 3 weeks . . .
Posted by: Minnfidel
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Wow! You too?
Posted by: Tonypete at December 28, 2018 09:43 PM (9rIkM)


You had tractors? Luxury!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (t+qrx)

51 Willowed from the last thread got a foot and a half of new snow at our cabin! Can't wait to go play in it!
Posted by: Minnfidel at D



everyone saw that. they were just a little freaked out that you were bragging that your neighbor plowed you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (MTjB1)

52 . . . I like how the steering wheel falls off.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (mUa7G)

53 You could get dragged behind a tractor for 3 weeks . . . .

Posted by: Minnfidel
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Wow! You too?


Posted by: Tonypete at December 28, 2018 09:43 PM


Or school bus. Any kid from a snowy climate can tell you tales of "Hookeybobbing". Which entailed grabbing the bumper of the school bus on a snowy day when the streets were still full of snow and ice. We used to have competitions to see who could go the farthest. Some of your buddies would still be on the bus of course cheering you on. Made it really far one day, like really far. It was cool until I realized I now had to walk all that way home.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:47 PM (nAeGR)

54 FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D


that is old news. it is called the aoshq model. which is also the single biggest impediment to more people applying to be cobs. the perks are great but the things you have to do to get there.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:47 PM (MTjB1)

55 At least Sears never tried to use its economic might to enforce ideological conformity.

It was a different world back then.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (sdi6R)

56 everyone saw that. they were just a little freaked out that you were bragging that your neighbor plowed you.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM


Hey. What happens in the woods....(ends up getting posted on AOSHQ)

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (nAeGR)

57 you know, killing penguins is not as much fun as you would think. shackelton had some thoughts on this.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (MTjB1)

58 Willowed from the last thread got a foot and a half of new snow at our cabin! Can't wait to go play in it!
Posted by: Minnfidel at D



everyone saw that. they were just a little freaked out that you were bragging that your neighbor plowed you.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (MTjB1)

Maybe his neighbor is hot?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (CZ/hh)

59 FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at D


that is old news. it is called the aoshq model. which is also the single biggest impediment to more people applying to be cobs. the perks are great but the things you have to do to get there.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:47 PM (MTjB1)


Et tu, WeirdDave?

Posted by: DR.WTF at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (T71PA)

60 >>> I know Miley is only 29, but I don't think she wants any more kids

That's true - don't want any kids. Publius and I were just discussing how seriously they would interfere with our enjoyment of life

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM (NMAzL)

61 Sears and Craftsman going sideways were kind of the beginning of the end, plus just too much competition. I remember getting "Toughskin" jeans as a kid. You could get dragged behind a tractor for 3 weeks and still not wear a hole in them.
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:42 PM (nAeGR)

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Sears, Penney's and Kmart will be cautionary tales in B Schools for the next 50+ years. Each were already Walmart and Amazon before either existed. Not embracing tech early on killed them dead.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 09:49 PM (ffYR/)

62 I remember toughskins. Had built in knee pads. It was pretty bad when mom had to iron on more. "These are getting you thru the end of the school year"!

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2018 09:45 PM

We had the same Mom!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:49 PM (nAeGR)

63 Of course the HQ has a similar policy. Ewoks are the penguins of Endor.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:49 PM (icI8A)

64 42
Yeah, sorry to see Sears go. It's a part of Americana. As others have
mentioned, you could literally order a kit-built house back in the day.

Posted by: rickl


Buster Keaton says hi

Posted by: Vertov at December 28, 2018 09:50 PM (mDieY)

65 Actually, who even wants that much Budweiser?

A frat.

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (lK7fO)

66 You could plow the neighbors, then clear the driveway of snow to be nice.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (89T5c)

67 Hey. What happens in the woods....(ends up getting posted on AOSHQ)
Posted by: Minnfidel at D






well, I am really just jealous. I would kill a lot of cute things and offer them as sacrifices to the snow gods to get a foot of wet heavy snow.

then I would dance and sing maniacally, wearing only boxer shorts and sorel pac boots, while swilling scotch and snorting blow off some hot whore's ass.

until the wife got up, then I would have to make breakfast.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (MTjB1)

68
This just in from CNBC: Sears wins reprieve from liquidation as Chairman Lampert makes last-minute $4.4 billion bid on bankrupt company

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (oGNNA)

69 everyone saw that. they were just a little freaked out that you were bragging that your neighbor plowed you.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (MTjB1)

Maybe his neighbor is hot?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at December 28, 2018 09:48 PM


Yea! How do you know YF if my neighbor isn't Shania Twain! Or Kate Upton...Yea, that's it, that's the ticket...There we were, stranded....huddled next to the fireplace...

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (nAeGR)

70
Yes, Her Grace and I were laughing our asses off at the thought of babies. I can't speak for her, but I can say such a kid would have the world's worst, most incompetent father ever.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 09:51 PM (f1Vqw)

71 Hold it, almost $1.50 per can?! Very little chance of that happening.

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 09:52 PM (lK7fO)

72 Sears, Penney's and Kmart will be cautionary tales in B Schools for the next 50+ years. Each were already Walmart and Amazon before either existed. Not embracing tech early on killed them dead.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 09:49 PM (ffYR/)


Like how "Kodak" was synonymous with "camera" for 110 years, then they waited a little too long to notice digital photography and never caught back up.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (t+qrx)

73 Willowed from the last thread got a foot and a half of new snow at our cabin! Can't wait to go play in it!
Posted by: Minnfidel at D



everyone saw that. they were just a little freaked out that you were bragging that your neighbor plowed you.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:46 PM (MTjB1)

Maybe his neighbor is hot?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at D



dude, however hot they are there is not enough hot out there to make getting plowed desirable.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (MTjB1)

74
I took her Grace to meet some of the local redneck population -- a little 91st birthday thingy for my father -- she has funny story about that.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (f1Vqw)

75 Someone should start a GoFundMe to buy that box for Kavanaugh. He does like beer.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (icI8A)

76 Yea! How do you know YF if my neighbor isn't Shania Twain! Or Kate Upton...Yea, that's it, that's the ticket...There we were, stranded....huddled next to the fireplace...
Posted by: Minnfidel at D



lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (MTjB1)

77 That big box of Bud is something some rich guy buys, because he A) Has zero taste in beer. B) Wants to impress people. C) Is probably a total douchenozzle. D) Is Hillary Clinton's weekender pack.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:54 PM (nAeGR)

78 So, after a failed attempt at backpacking the LSHT we were walking back to our vehicle, 7.5 miles by road after 12+ miles of slogging through water and mud, and the local rural mail carrier saw that we were backpackers and figured we were heading back to the trailhead. He stopped and gave us a ride for the last 1.5 miles and got us back before dark. That guy was a god send. We were both in rough shape after almost walking 20 miles with 30 lb packs. The trail was in horrible shape after 3 plus inches of rain Wednesday night. The trail turned into running streams mostly, a muddy bog for a mile or so, and literally a bayou in other areas. It was probably 85-90% under water. Our feet were wet the whole day. We are home now and I feel like I've been run over by a truck.

Posted by: lin-duh at December 28, 2018 09:54 PM (kufk0)

79 The "Seasonal UPS Workers" link has some junk on the end that broke it.

Posted by: pookysgirl at December 28, 2018 09:55 PM (XKZwp)

80 Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM

You know what the big hot gift was for the kids and all their friends this year? A smaller version of a Polaroid camera, I shit you not. I didn't even know it was a "thing" until the wife got one for the kids. The pics are about half the size of the old ones and they hold like 20 pics per packet. Too funny. You still have to waive them around like the old ones!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:57 PM (nAeGR)

81 . . . do you have a business card for your manager?

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 09:57 PM (mUa7G)

82 So, today publius took me to Hardee's, to join his daddy's friends who were having a breakfast birthday celebration for him. I got to meet some of the local crowd. One of the ladies was very nice to me, and asked me if I'd found a church yet (there's a church on almost every corner down here - you can swing a cat without hitting one). I told her no, that while I was raised Roman Catholic, I didn't believe in it. She assured me that I would be welcome, and that they had several Catholics in their congregation who had converted to Christianity.

Publius' mother later made the observation that that bunch can be some real rednecks sometimes.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 09:58 PM (NMAzL)

83 Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (t+qrx)

And I believe digital camera sales are way down as phones have taken their place.

Posted by: clutch at December 28, 2018 09:59 PM (kiSdp)

84 I thought Sears had got a last-minute reprieve -- a potential buyer -- the CEO of K-Mart or some such... A few more days anyway until the offer is verified and approved...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 10:00 PM (CLcKT)

85 Posted by: lin-duh at December 28, 2018 09:54 PM (kufk0)

Good Lord woman!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 28, 2018 10:00 PM (dUJdY)

86 Wait. Dammit. I. Read . The. Content.

Posted by: tbodie at December 28, 2018 10:01 PM (4IFkp)

87 CNBC: Sears wins reprieve from liquidation as Chairman Lampert makes last-minute $4.4 billion bid on bankrupt company

Are you allowed to bid on the company you just drove into the dirt?

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 10:01 PM (lK7fO)

88 Wow, glad you made it back, lin-duh.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 10:03 PM (sdi6R)

89 Wow, what a TD

Posted by: logprof at December 28, 2018 10:03 PM (9hso9)

90 Wait. Dammit. I. Read . The. Content.
Posted by: tbodie at D



no one believes that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:03 PM (MTjB1)

91 You know what the big hot gift was for the kids and all their friends this year? A smaller version of a Polaroid camera, I shit you not
...
You still have to waive them around like the old ones!
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:57 PM (nAeGR)


Straight face, if you made a phone camera app that you had to wave the camera to develop it and your picture had that desaturated palette and uneven exposure you could make a decent living charging $2.99 for it. Actually if there isn't one already, I'll be amazed.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:03 PM (t+qrx)

92 Well. in case Morticia or anybody else wanted to see, I'll repost this from the last thread -

"Hmm, okay, company stories. Well, we have a nearly useless salesman who
is mostly being kept on because he's a huge potential legal liability -
he's been illegally accessing one of our biggest customer's ERP systems
because it's his family's old business and he used to work there. Since
we have companies that we sell direct to that we used to sell through
this company, he knows when they're low on stock of certain items so he
can push for bigger sales to our shared customer.

We act as a 3PL
for another big customer. They sell a bunch of shit on Amazon so we
Invoice them once it hits our dock then warehouse it until it needs to
be shipped to fulfillment centers. Nobody could quite figure out to run
it on the same Quickbooks file so we made a second file just for
tracking those Amazon shipments. Well, we used to use a VPN-like virtual
desktop to access Quickbooks. We switched to a local work network and
accessing the program natively from our individual computers. And that
file, the 3PL one? It's gone. No one knows what happened to it.

Oh
and we lost any potential profit this year because our warehouse
manager turned in an incorrect cycle count at the end of Q3 so our
inventory value was high by just under $100K."

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 10:04 PM (icI8A)

93 CNBC: Sears wins reprieve from liquidation as Chairman Lampert makes last-minute $4.4 billion bid on bankrupt company

Are you allowed to bid on the company you just drove into the dirt?
Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 10:01 PM (lK7fO)

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This is my thought as well. He ran it for the last 6 years, all the way down. I would be very surprised if the SEC allows this.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 10:04 PM (ffYR/)

94 You mean there might be.... hope??

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at December 28, 2018 09:35 PM (CZ/hh)

There is Always Hope.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 10:04 PM (NMAzL)

95 lol, he did not simply ruin sears, he ruined sears and kmart together.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:05 PM (MTjB1)

96 Like how "Kodak" was synonymous with "camera" for
110 years, then they waited a little too long to notice digital
photography and never caught back up.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 09:53 PM (t+qrx)The sad thing is this: Kodak invented many of the foundations for modern digital photography. If anyone should have known what this technology was about and what it could do, it should have been them.
But, like the great catalog vendors of the past, they were married to a particular technology instead of the actual concept that drove their business.

Posted by: Gork at December 28, 2018 10:06 PM (VmQ66)

97 79 Fixed. Just had an extra space

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 10:06 PM (JP6CH)

98 lol, he did not simply ruin sears, he ruined sears and kmart together.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:05 PM


He's the fucking Barack Obama of retail!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:06 PM (nAeGR)

99 Not embracing tech early on killed them dead.
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Wrong.

Sears was the first online major retail.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 10:06 PM (ZejZP)

100 2nd mouse gets the cheese!

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2018 10:07 PM (QLvwG)

101 And I believe digital camera sales are way down as phones have taken their place.
Posted by: clutch at December 28, 2018 09:59 PM (kiSdp)


With good reason. It's always with you, you can share the pictures and videos immediately without having to dump the card to your computer, and mine is better than any purpose-built digital camera I ever owned.

Good to meet you earlier, by the way, hope you had a good time.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:07 PM (t+qrx)

102 Iowa State's quarterback is completely at sea. I actually feel sorry for the poor kid.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 28, 2018 10:08 PM (1FhAQ)

103 no one believes that.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:03 PM (MTjB1)

LOL.

I tried.

Posted by: tbodie at December 28, 2018 10:09 PM (4IFkp)

104 LOL.

I tried.
Posted by: tbodie at D



Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:09 PM (MTjB1)

105 Dems demanding investigation of 8 year old Guatemalan boy who died in DHS custody. Gee guys, you think this sad situation might have something to do with the dad brining the kid a couple thousand miles and then across a desert? Yes, I am sure that the kid would have gotten medical care, you know, in the desert. Hey, if we only had some kind of deterrent from stopping people from coming here......

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:09 PM (nAeGR)

106
"Lampert's hedge fund, ESL Investments, put forward the tentative
proposal for the parent of Kmart and Sears earlier this month, with his
formal submission due today. The offer came just in time to meet the
4:00 p.m. deadline"

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 10:09 PM (oGNNA)

107 Not embracing tech early on killed them dead.
Posted by: Calm Mentor

Wrong.

Sears was the first online major retail.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 10:06 PM (ZejZP)

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

This does not address what I said.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 10:10 PM (ffYR/)

108 Dems demanding investigation of 8 year old Guatemalan boy who died in DHS custody. Gee guys, you think this sad situation might have something to do with the dad brining the kid a couple thousand miles and then across a desert? Yes, I am sure that the kid would have gotten medical care, you know, in the desert. Hey, if we only had some kind of deterrent from stopping people from coming here......
Posted by: Minnfidel


I'm willing to bet this 'investigation' ends abruptly after someone finds out he wasn't the father.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 10:11 PM (ZejZP)

109 I will always be thankful for Sears' lingerie section of their catalog.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2018 10:11 PM (QLvwG)

110 Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:07 PM (t+qrx)

I did enjoy the DIA with you guys. Eris is terrific also.

Did you see my dogs on last Saturday's pet thread?

Posted by: clutch at December 28, 2018 10:11 PM (kiSdp)

111 LOL.

I tried.
Posted by: tbodie at D



was working with a guy at my first job. one guy from the class behind our made the claim that he had spent the entire weekend reading some accounting text book and that he had read the entire book.

my friend said "no one believes that."

the new guys said "it's true, I read the whole thing."

my friend said "no, I mean no one believes you can read."

our boss literally did a spit take into his coffee.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:12 PM (MTjB1)

112
Well. in case Morticia or anybody else wanted to see, I'll repost this from the last thread -
====

Yes yes! More more more!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 10:12 PM (oGNNA)

113 Count de Money, LOL.

I think Sears would *try* to make those lingerie models look unsexy, but it had a reverse-psychology effect...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (miE9U)

114 . . . idiot from the planet Mouthbreather . . .

See this is where social credit comes in; fat fucks won't have any, and it will be required to purchase fast food, and therefore they will not be able to put The Debble in their mouths.

Posted by: Thomas Friedman at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (H5knJ)

115 The Bre Payton thing bothered me more than I thought it would. I thought she was generally pretty good, if at times annoying on the Federalist Podcast. I think much of that is Generational. I'm post 40 now, and hearing a 25 year old try and tell me things just grated on me at times.

More and More I'm realizing why when I told my Dad that the whole Austin Crew just got ancient. Only the Lucky ones, Son. Only the Lucky ones.

26 and get wrecked the flu and meningitis? When I was 26 I was working in the Oil Field doing things that would put me into a sling for a week now. But then, yea I'd be a little stiff in the evening, but the next morning, let's do this again. I walked alot last friday, and my ankle has been fucked for almost a week now.

I'll chalk it up to that it's been a while since someone younger than me that i'm familiar with died. Because Smart Military Blog, we know things.

RIP Bre

Posted by: Zakn at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (cXz93)

116 This does not address what I said.
Posted by: Calm Mentor


yes, it does.

They adopted earliest and it did nothing for them.

Early adopters are rarely successful

Tech history is littered with first out the gate failures.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (ZejZP)

117 Oops, that's Monet.
Mac autocucumber strikes again!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (miE9U)

118 Whew! Just saw the in-laws off on their journey home this morning and drove back up from Atlanta. Missed the huge rainstorm we had here but saw lots of flooding on the way back up here.
10 days of keeping up with everybody, making sure they got fed and entertained. I'm worn out. I need a vacation after that vacation...

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (DjIXP)

119 Having the gigantic Bud box delivered the same day you had the 22K+ barrel of .223 ammo from Midway (? some online gunzzz stuff vendor) would make a statement.


Not sure what kind, but a statement.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:14 PM (QDnY+)

120 I'm willing to bet this 'investigation' ends abruptly after someone finds out he wasn't the father.

No, it will expand to investigate all sorts of stories, including whether that Newman cop was to blame for his own death.

Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 10:14 PM (g0Lfb)

121 Did you see my dogs on last Saturday's pet thread?
Posted by: clutch at December 28, 2018 10:11 PM (kiSdp)


With Ziggy, on the stairs?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:17 PM (t+qrx)

122 I think Sears would *try* to make those lingerie models look unsexy, but it had a reverse-psychology effect...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 10:13 PM (miE9U)

I learned what a 'minimizer' did.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 28, 2018 10:17 PM (QLvwG)

123
The screams of soy sack rage in that video were something else.

Gay cake bake analogy, anybody? Where's Malor?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 28, 2018 10:17 PM (pNxlR)

124 $4699.95? RIPOFF!

I wouldn't even consider paying more than $1995.95 for the damn thing.

Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2018 10:19 PM (wxZSX)

125 ...With good reason. It's always with you, you can share the pictures and videos immediately without having to dump the card to your computer, and mine is better than any purpose-built digital camera I ever owned.

Good to meet you earlier, by the way, hope you had a good time.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:07 PM (t+qrx)




Pretty much. The rarified air of Pro-Sumer Grade and truly Pro Grade DSLR cameras is a true step above even the best of the phone-cameras.

But that's due to specialization such as full-frame sensor size, user-control over every aspect of the exposure, and interchangeable lenses.

Mostly, interchangeable lenses.

They do make cheap "snap-over" auxiliary lenses for the phone cameras.

Now, if (for example) Samsung would team up with (for example) Nikon, to make a truly superior SYSTEM phone camera, that'd be damn near game-over to the camera industry, outside of upper echelon Professional Gear.

Me though, being old fashioned, I lust after the Nikon Df DSLR body. ANALOG controls are placed exactly as they were for the 35mm film Nikon FM body. All the digital magic is found on the back of the camera.

Sublime. Instinctive. VERY effective.

And interchangeable lenses will always reign over the "everything" lenses of the point n' shoot world.

Problem is, lugging all that around with you, of course.




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 10:19 PM (QzJWU)

126 "You know what the big hot gift was for the kids
and all their friends this year? A smaller version of a Polaroid camera,
I shit you not

...

You still have to waive them around like the old ones!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 09:57 PM (nAeGR)



Straight face, if you made a phone camera app that you had to wave
the camera to develop it and your picture had that desaturated palette
and uneven exposure you could make a decent living charging $2.99 for
it. Actually if there isn't one already, I'll be amazed.

Posted by: hogmartin"

When I was in the Navy long ago I bought one of those Polaroid sx-70 cameras. Made a killing selling pictures to the other squids when we'd hit port overseas. Paid for the camera.
Got a great shot of my senior CPO with a hooker outside a bar in Naples Italy. I only let him sweat for a day and then handed the picture over to him though.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 28, 2018 10:21 PM (DjIXP)

127 Jim, I've been wanting a Lumix for a while now.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 10:22 PM (miE9U)

128 Got a great shot of my senior CPO with a hooker outside a bar in Naples Italy. I only let him sweat for a day and then handed the picture over to him though.
Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 28, 2018 10:21 PM (DjIXP)


Did you give your Chief a copy too?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:22 PM (t+qrx)

129 Husband is a little disappointed since he felt like we could have made the first campsite. I was done when faced with the last bayou. I knew there was more rain on the way Saturday, Sunday, and Monday plus temperatures were dropping. The mail guy said it would take about a month for everything to dry out. If he is a lurking moron...THANK YOU for that ride, you have no idea how much we needed it at that point. I'm hobbling/limping around like an invalid today.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 10:23 PM (kufk0)

130 123
The screams of soy sack rage in that video were something else.

Gay cake bake analogy, anybody? Where's Malor?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 28, 2018 10:17 PM (pNxlR)


The store clerk needs to smoke a cigarette and chill out.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 10:23 PM (sdi6R)

131 Did you give your Chief a copy too?

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:22 PM


That's Admiral Robert to you!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:24 PM (nAeGR)

132 124 $4699.95? RIPOFF!

I wouldn't even consider paying more than $1995.95 for the damn thing.
Posted by: Fritz at December 28, 2018 10:19 PM (wxZSX)



It's got that TruCoat on there. Now that's a real good deal. You betcha.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 10:25 PM (NLLmE)

133 This targeting garbage in college football is absurd. Absolutely absurd. Ruins the game. Fucking pussy ass crap.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 10:25 PM (JP6CH)

134 "Did you give your Chief a copy too?

Posted by: hogmartin"
Only way to make a copy woulda been to take a picture of the picture. And the camera wouldn't focus on something that close.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at December 28, 2018 10:26 PM (DjIXP)

135 133 This targeting garbage in college football is absurd. Absolutely absurd. Ruins the game. Fucking pussy ass crap.
Posted by: Weirddave



That was a weak call.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 10:27 PM (HCqAo)

136 Wow, this Alamo Bowl game is crazy. Cyclones coach facing ejection.

Posted by: logprof at December 28, 2018 10:27 PM (9hso9)

137 It took 79 crew to operate the guns in one turret of the Iowa-class main battery (16"). I think that was turret (3 guns), not for each gun.


Interesting little training film I stumbled across on UToob had that, I think. Or something else had it.


Appropos of nothing in particular, though gunzzz - including the biggest ones - are always germane at the HQ. (parliamentarian so advises, and Sen. Byrd concurs)



Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (QDnY+)

138 That subtitled terrorist vid reminds me of the time that al Qaeda put out a video with an American jihadi delivering the message-- too bad the guy sounded as queer as a three-dollar bill.
Glenn Beck did some of his funniest bits ever playing that over and over.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (oVJmc)

139 Ohh...that's where Leach is now.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (NLLmE)

140 Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 10:25 PM

Same with the NFL and the "Arron Rodgers Rule". 15 yards for putting all your weight as you tackle the QB. Because a 300lbs. lineman should be able to levitate off the guy. Just give them flags in their pockets and be done with it. Unsportsman like conduct! Giving the quarterback a dirty look! 15 yard penalty! First down.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (nAeGR)

141 would rather have a case of good scotch than that stupid pallet of beer.

you know once you pull the cardboard off it is just a shrinkwrapped pallet of 24 can cases.


would only be worth it if it was half full of beer and two scantily clad hotties the jumped out and danced to this,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o-bO715Asc

when you opened it.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (MTjB1)

142 Wait, is this the donut thread?

Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (FTPVM)

143 136: He's got a right to be pissed off. Stupid call and these announcers are idiots.

WashSt. scores. 21-7.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (HCqAo)

144 Insane TD by Wazzu

Posted by: logprof at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (9hso9)

145 These officials are terrible.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 10:30 PM (HCqAo)

146 Sorry about last night...

Posted by: RTW at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM (jJlJu)

147
Well, we have a nearly useless salesman who

is mostly being kept on because he's a huge potential legal liability
===

That is freaking hilarious.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM (oGNNA)

148
FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (icI8A)


Penguins are the Democrat Party?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM (pNxlR)

149 142 Wait, is this the donut thread?
Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (FTPVM)

I hope so.

Posted by: Ariana Grande at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM (9hso9)

150 Sorry about last night...


Posted by: RTW at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM


Man, if I had a quarter for every time I said that...

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:32 PM (nAeGR)

151 New Year's Eve was the big party of the year among my crowd. This was when everyone tried to consume as much liquor, drugs, and sex as possible, in a single night. We always traveled to be sure we were together in the same town. Except that one year I was in Leningrad.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 28, 2018 10:32 PM (EZebt)

152 Glenn Beck did some of his funniest bits ever playing that over and over.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (oVJmc)


Oh I think I remember that lispy goon. "Pull every last one of your soldiers, spies, security advisors, trainers, attaches, out of every Muslim land from Afghanistan to Zanzibar" Adam the American? Yeah, Beck got a lot of mileage out of that one. Looks like dude got hisself droned in 2015 according to wikipedia.

womp womp.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:33 PM (t+qrx)

153 FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (icI8A)

Penguins are the Democrat Party?
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM (pNxlR)



Hah. It's funny cause it's literally true!

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 10:33 PM (NLLmE)

154 Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:17 PM (t+qrx)

Yeah, I miss that dog. It was nearly impossible to get the 3 of them to sit still together.

Posted by: clutch at December 28, 2018 10:33 PM (kiSdp)

155 San Franpsycho,
What kind of drugs are we talking about....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 10:33 PM (kufk0)

156 FACT: Penguins have a strict pecking order enforced by BLACKMAIL and SODOMY.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 09:44 PM (icI8A)

Penguins are the Democrat Party?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 28, 2018 10:31 PM


Union penguins.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:34 PM (nAeGR)

157 Wait, is this the donut thread?
Posted by: Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM


We're licked if it is.

Posted by: Ariana Grande at December 28, 2018 10:34 PM (DMUuz)

158 141 would rather have a case of good scotch than that stupid pallet of beer.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 10:29 PM (MTjB1)


A pallet of beer would be good, but not a pallet of stupid beer.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 10:34 PM (sdi6R)

159 143 136: He's got a right to be pissed off. Stupid call and these announcers are idiots.

WashSt. scores. 21-7.
Posted by: Puddleglum

--This game is surreal, surreally good in play, surreally bad in officiating.

Posted by: logprof at December 28, 2018 10:35 PM (9hso9)

160 Bibi in Brasil. This Bolsonaro dude is going to be as entertaining as the Golden Scalp Weasel. Good for us, good for Israel, good for lots of people.


Related, State issued a statement that basically pre-blesses Israeli pre-emptive actions against Iran and its proxies (in Syria ..... and ... maybe, Lebanon, though that's more exciting due to possible consequences).


Time for leftover tri-tip, and beer.







Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:35 PM (QDnY+)

161 Interesting little training film I stumbled across on UToob had that, I think. Or something else had it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:28 PM (QDnY+)

https://youtu.be/fyIWxep-IuU

Pretty fucking cool....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 28, 2018 10:35 PM (wYseH)

162 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 28, 2018 10:36 PM (zJ7J0)

163 The kicker's name is Assalley. I got laid in ass alley back in college.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 10:37 PM (JP6CH)

164 Yes Puddlegum agreed....took out two Cyclone staters. And Campbell is in danger of being ejected

The game is a joke

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 28, 2018 10:38 PM (c1nDO)

165 Franpsycho - New Year's in Leningrad? COLD, dark, and presumably drunken. Was only there in the summer - so LIGHT, moderate temps, and ..... hmmm, still quite drunken. There seems to be a constant there.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:38 PM (QDnY+)

166 Still a ball game.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 10:38 PM (NLLmE)

167 It's Budweiser!
That shit would sit in my garage like the Lite beer people bring over.. that crap will never touch my lips!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 28, 2018 10:39 PM (438dO)

168 How much y'wanna bet that if we contracted with a brewery for a Private Label run of beer, with the label:

MORON HORDE BREWING

YELLOW SNOW GOLDEN ALE


It'd be an instant hit?

Need a good Graphic Artist to design the logo n' such. AoS "Spade n' Skull" as a baseline, of course.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 10:39 PM (QzJWU)

169 nancyboy, lefty, corncob, refs have ruined football. no fucking thanks, assholes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2018 10:40 PM (KP5rU)

170 That 32 for the Cyclones ain't half bad.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 10:40 PM (NLLmE)

171 Morticia, since I've been there my boss' roommates have always been employees. The current one is someone he knew in college and he's a VP of one of our product lines. I have no idea what he does most of the time because I know how long it takes to do the tasks he claims to be responsible for, and if that's what he does, then he puts in 10-15 hours at most a week. He's only been in the office two and of the past 6 or 7 weeks, but it's okay because he's "working from home." I think he's just getting paid for being his roommate.

I should add that my boss has hired wayyyy too many people that went to our high school at some point, either classmates or ours or people who graduated after we'd already left.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at December 28, 2018 10:41 PM (icI8A)

172 It'd be more economical just to grab 135 cases.
--
And you need a forklift to load it and a big truck to haul it.
===
Does the price include freight to your house?
+++

You need to specify 'inside delivery' or the driver will just use a pallet jack to bring it to the tailgate. If you are lucky, the delivery vehicle might have a lift gate.

Otherwise, it is your responsibility to get it off the truck.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2018 10:43 PM (kJWoP)

173 How much y'wanna bet that if we contracted with a brewery for a Private Label run of beer, with the label:



MORON HORDE BREWING



YELLOW SNOW GOLDEN ALE





It'd be an instant hit?



Need a good Graphic Artist to design the logo n' such. AoS "Spade n' Skull" as a baseline, of course.





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX





Posted by: Jim................
I'm in for a case, Jim!
It would be nice to have Calvin peeking in from the side of the graphic smiling at the AoSHQ logo in the snow in yellow..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at December 28, 2018 10:44 PM (438dO)

174 You need to specify 'inside delivery' or the driver will just use a pallet jack to bring it to the tailgate. If you are lucky, the delivery vehicle might have a lift gate.

Otherwise, it is your responsibility to get it off the truck.
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2018 10:43 PM (kJWoP)


Problem solved.

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

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 10:44 PM (t+qrx)

175 Found the video of Beck mocking Gadahn the American:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M146JBIuT64
Still damn funny.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 28, 2018 10:44 PM (oVJmc)

176 I have no rooting interest in this game. I'm leaning towards WashSt because Mike Leach is a national treasure, otherwise, I'm neutral. These refs....not ready for prime time. Awful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 10:45 PM (HCqAo)

177 You need to specify 'inside delivery' or the driver will just use a pallet jack to bring it to the tailgate. If you are lucky, the delivery vehicle might have a lift gate.

Otherwise, it is your responsibility to get it off the truck.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2018 10:43 PM

Not to mention how bad it would suck when it got down minus 20 and they all froze and exploded in the garage. Beer stalagmites!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:45 PM (nAeGR)

178 Posted by: lin-duh at December 28, 2018 09:54 PM (kufk0)

===

Having a hard time wrapping my mind around that story. I'm torn between sympathizing and calling your sanity into question.

I hope it was fun?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 28, 2018 10:47 PM (EZebt)

179
my boss' roommates have always been employees.

====
It actually sounds hellaciously funny if you can keep up your morale and let someone else deal with any irate customers and worry about the chaos.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 10:47 PM (oGNNA)

180 "Yellow Snow" wouldn't be a good name for a beer -- "if it's clear, it's beer", and all that...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 10:49 PM (CLcKT)

181 Been spending my time the last day or so managing a park full of cloned dinosaurs. Jurassic World Evolution is an interesting little game that has you running the infamous park across five (six if you count the island where you play the sandbox mode) islands. A snarky Jeff Goldbloom pops up from time to time as Dr. Ian Malcom, as do some of the other characters from the movies (BD Wong and Bryce Howard both return; Chris Pratt's character is voiced by someone else).

And no, I haven't let the velociraptors loose on the visitors yet (partly because I haven't quite gotten enough velociraptor DNA yet...).

The super dinosaurs (Indominous Rex and Indoraptor) from the last two movies (which I haven't seen) are both unlockable in the game for those who are feeling truly insane.

The game's fun, but I don't think it'd be worth the full price that they're asking for it. Fortunately, it's got an amazingly huge discount on Steam right now as part of Steam's annual Winter Sale.

Posted by: junior at December 28, 2018 10:49 PM (Fp6vo)

182 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078707677252014080

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078707771900682241

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078707861235122176

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078707960166182913

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Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2018 10:50 PM (0Ntuf)

183 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078708196255121410

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078708362186051584

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078708453051453440

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078708562409545734

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1078708660967276546

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2018 10:51 PM (0Ntuf)

184 Always try to like the Pacino Approved pics on your twitters kb

Posted by: Zakn at December 28, 2018 10:52 PM (cXz93)

185 Another sign we're doomed. Some libtard town had a gun buy back for toy guns. SMDH

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:53 PM (nAeGR)

186 For those that have said, in the past, "Kindltot, WTAF did I just watch?"
I haven't got a clue either.

Here is another music video.

https://youtu.be/u98m7axPHZM

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 10:53 PM (mUa7G)

187 If Miley doesn't want kids she might want to wear gloves while trimming the ficus...

Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2018 10:54 PM (0Ntuf)

188 Jewels and Steve: I worked for Waldenbooks many, many years ago. at that time Waldens was owned by KMart. KMart had two major problems: 1) they forgot to look in the rear view mirror and got totally run over by Walmart. 2} The corporate culture was horrible, and juat kept getting worse. A friend of mine worked for KMart until this past spring and kept me in the loop. We both knew there was big trouble ahead when Sears bought KMart because essentially nothing changed. Both KMart and Sears kept tripping merrily down the daisy path as if nothing was happening.

Sears is in the same hole as Barnes & Noble -- their real estate holdings are worth more than the actual companies.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at December 28, 2018 10:54 PM (ObAPf)

189 187 If Miley doesn't want kids she might want to wear gloves while trimming the ficus...
Posted by: kbdabear at December 28, 2018 10:54 PM (0Ntuf)

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Million to one shot, Doc!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 10:55 PM (UGqF8)

190 Xhale Soy Boy got himself fired.

https://tinyurl.com/y9758nfu

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 28, 2018 10:55 PM (jn7FC)

191 The follow up video I would love to see.

The guy in the Trump shirt returns to the store on Monday in a suit and informs the store manager and the SJW clerk that he is the building owner, and he is cancelling the store's lease and they have two weeks to get the hell out.

Posted by: JB1000 at December 28, 2018 10:55 PM (aZ9CV)

192 155 San Franpsycho,
What kind of drugs are we talking about....
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 10:33 PM (kufk0)

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It was late disco era, so ...

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 28, 2018 10:56 PM (EZebt)

193 [
It'd be more economical just to grab 135 cases.]
Similar deal with Brownell's 12,500 round ammo barrels for $3,900/


https://tinyurl.com/y7rtsplo

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 28, 2018 10:57 PM (jn7FC)

194 Okaaayyyy, was just catching up on today's threads and saw the vid of that shim blowing a gasket in the game stop. There are no words. Well, nothing that won't get me banned anyway.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 10:57 PM (9Om/r)

195 We both knew there was big trouble ahead when Sears bought KMart
Like Charlie Sheen marrying Amy Winehouse.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at December 28, 2018 10:57 PM (oVJmc)

196 194; Berserker, fuck that. Dude still looked like a fag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2018 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

197 Okay curious...

if someone has $4500 to spend on beer.....are they really springing for Budweiser?

Posted by: TickledPink at December 28, 2018 10:59 PM (VpnSm)

198 165 Franpsycho - New Year's in Leningrad? COLD, dark, and presumably drunken. Was only there in the summer - so LIGHT, moderate temps, and ..... hmmm, still quite drunken. There seems to be a constant there.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 10:38 PM (QDnY+)

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So cold, and so very dark. Yes, a lot of vodka. And Pepsi chasers.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 28, 2018 10:59 PM (EZebt)

199 CNBC: Sears wins reprieve from liquidation as Chairman Lampert makes last-minute $4.4 billion bid on bankrupt company

Are you allowed to bid on the company you just drove into the dirt?
Posted by: t-bird at December 28, 2018 10:01 PM (lK7fO)

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It's like the White Star Line getting bought up by an iceberg.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:00 PM (UGqF8)

200
The game's fun, but I don't think it'd be worth the full price that they're asking for it. Fortunately, it's got an amazingly huge discount on Steam right now as part of Steam's annual Winter Sale.
Posted by: junior

Picked up an older game - Prey for the Xbox - been playing it when the kids pass out. Nicely done.

Posted by: Jean at December 28, 2018 11:00 PM (sFO1P)

201 Hello horde.

Posted by: Captain-General Zeitgeist at December 28, 2018 11:01 PM (yScAF)

202
Don't worry, folks, I got her Grace a blacklight for Christmas.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

203 Barkeep, a wine cooler for me!

Posted by: Kristol Blew Persuasion at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (wWUkD)

204 Berserker, fuck that. Dude still looked like a fag.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2018 10:58 PM (KP5rU)


He insists on being called ma'am. Whatever that was, it wasn't a chick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:03 PM (9Om/r)

205 There are no words. Well, nothing that won't get me banned anyway.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 10:57 PM (9Om/r)


I'm torn between "'twas ever thus" and "jumping Jiminy fuckballs".

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:03 PM (t+qrx)

206 Barkeep, a wine cooler for me!
Posted by: Kristol Blew Persuasion at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (wWUkD)

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Don't drink it too fast, Bill. It's got a lot more kick than your usual appletini.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:04 PM (UGqF8)

207 Lin-duh, what is the "LHST", it's not the AT, not the PCT, I'm racking my brain trying to decipher.

Hiking is ... fun, or can be. But, it can also be miserable. "This is a vacation"?? I always suffered from "bring this along, will come in handy". Same problem with car camping, I bring everything. Takes a few days to get everything organized, and more trouble than it's worth. I enjoy it, but nobody wants to do it anymore, and hiking or camping alone, while fun for a while is especially miserable alone.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:04 PM (ubFZv)

208 Don't worry, folks, I got her Grace a blacklight for Christmas.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

But he won't let me use it in his room.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 11:05 PM (NMAzL)

209 I've just read that Brooks Brothers, founded 1818, is the oldest retailer in the US still in existence... I wonder what their formula is... It's probably not selling overpriced crap no one wants, I guess!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:05 PM (CLcKT)

210 >> But he won't let me use it in his room.

The shock might kill you. It's a bit...crusty.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:06 PM (f1Vqw)

211 208 Don't worry, folks, I got her Grace a blacklight for Christmas.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

But he won't let me use it in his room.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 11:05 PM (NMAzL)

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Some things are better left unseen.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:06 PM (UGqF8)

212 @200 Picked up an older game - Prey for the Xbox - been playing it when the kids pass out. Nicely done.
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I've heard good things about it.

Funny thing is that's the third iteration of a game with that name. The first one was supposed to be the next game from the company that made Duke Nukem 3D, but never actually got released (I suspect the ideas behind it were too ambitious). The second one was about a Native American that got kidnapped by space aliens. I played a demo, and I kept going in and out of a spirit world. It got panned, iirc. And then there's this one, which is apparently unrelated to the previous game. And people have said good things about it.

Posted by: junior at December 28, 2018 11:06 PM (Fp6vo)

213 But he won't let me use it in his room.

The shock might kill you. It's a bit...crusty.
Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at D



dude, an new keyboard is like $20.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 11:06 PM (MTjB1)

214 I'm torn between "'twas ever thus" and "jumping Jiminy fuckballs".

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:03 PM (t+qrx)

I'm torn between "what the fuck was that" and "kill it with fire"

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:07 PM (9Om/r)

215 Yeah, that guy is nuts.But, he asked the customer to leave, and the customer should have left.

Posted by: GWB at December 28, 2018 11:07 PM (jBJ3B)

216 transgenders should really be forced to drop trou for identification purposes. fucking idiots. also we should be able to throw rocks at their genital regions if they flunk.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 28, 2018 11:08 PM (KP5rU)

217 He insists on being called ma'am. Whatever that was, it wasn't a chick.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:03 PM (9Om/r)

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As I said back in that thread, dude did not ever try to look like even a tranny much. Grew out the hair, makeup and earrings, and pink shoes and shirt. Dude wasn't even clean shaven, FFS.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:08 PM (ffYR/)

218 I'm torn between "what the fuck was that" and "kill it with fire"
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at D




lol

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 11:08 PM (MTjB1)

219 Don't worry, folks, I got her Grace a blacklight for Christmas.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM


Like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kQTqSPqpE4

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:08 PM (CLcKT)

220 I've just read that Brooks Brothers, founded 1818,
is the oldest retailer in the US still in existence... I wonder what
their formula is... It's probably not selling overpriced crap no one
wants, I guess!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:05 PM (CLcKT)


I dunno. They sell dress shirts for $115 in outlet malls now.

I am not sure how that line survives at that retail level.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:09 PM (mUa7G)

221 Just watched the vape freakout by Gingy snowflake. Too fucking funny. These people are literally deranged and I am mean that in all seriousness.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:09 PM (nAeGR)

222 TD Cyclones

Posted by: logprof at December 28, 2018 11:09 PM (9hso9)

223 sell dress shirts for $115 in outlet malls now.

I am not sure how that line survives at that retail level.
Posted by: Kindltot at D



they have been literally making the same clothes forever. they have a cult following.

really, if you wear suits every day brooks brothers is about the smartest ting you can do.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (MTjB1)

224 Is it "Title VII" that applies to transexuals? I know holder and the other douchebags tried to make that a "protected class".

Lots of money to be made I'd expect. Put on a dress, feign outrage at being disrespected, hire an attorney, cash check. Rinse lather repeat. This has that odor to it.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (ubFZv)

225 Montgomery is tough.

Posted by: eleven at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (NLLmE)

226 Zettai, I would bet that Brooks Brothers has lasted so long by:

- sticking to specializing in only a very few things.
- running an extremely lean, mean, tight ship.
- being willing to adapt to current market conditions, including with regard to marketing.
- cultivating and maintaining high-quality goods and a corresponding image.

Why so many retailers don't get this, I'll never understand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (miE9U)

227 Kindltot: there's still a market for items that last a long time, and people who are willing to pay a premium price for that perk.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (miE9U)

228 PSA: "Gender" refers to words, not people. They are Transexuals, technically. Don't use their nomenclature, it's a trap.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (ubFZv)

229 I'm torn between "what the fuck was that" and "kill it with fire"
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:07 PM (9Om/r)


It's like that one scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn smiles coquettishly and bellows "LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE AND I'LL PUNCH YOUR BRAIN DOWN YOUR THROAT WITH MY DICK, SHITLORD" and then smashes the beer bottle on her Adam's apple.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (t+qrx)

230 hogmartin, is *that* what happens to Mickey Rooney in that flick? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:14 PM (miE9U)

231 they have been literally making the same clothes forever. they have a cult following.


really, if you wear suits every day brooks brothers is about the smartest ting you can do.

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM


L.L. Bean has had a cult following, too...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:14 PM (CLcKT)

232 229 I'm torn between "what the fuck was that" and "kill it with fire"
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:07 PM (9Om/r)

It's like that one scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn smiles coquettishly and bellows "LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE AND I'LL PUNCH YOUR BRAIN DOWN YOUR THROAT WITH MY DICK, SHITLORD" and then smashes the beer bottle on her Adam's apple.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (t+qrx)

Uh, is that in the director's cut?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 28, 2018 11:15 PM (1FhAQ)

233 joncelli, check out the director's cut of The Sound Of Music.

When push comes to shove, Julie Andrews really knows how to cut a bitch...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

234 Why so many retailers don't get this, I'll never understand.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM


You read my mind while I remarked about L.L.Bean!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:16 PM (CLcKT)

235 Zettai, yup.

As I understand it, LL Bean has put some oddball things in their catalog over the years... but they're notorious about only including things in there that actually sell.

When it isn't profitable any more, out it goes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:18 PM (miE9U)

236 It's like that one scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn smiles coquettishly and bellows "LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE AND I'LL PUNCH YOUR BRAIN DOWN YOUR THROAT WITH MY DICK, SHITLORD" and then smashes the beer bottle on her Adam's apple.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (t+qrx)



Didn't she rape Cary Grant with a baseball bat in the next scene?

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 11:19 PM (HCqAo)

237 As I said back in that thread, dude did not ever try
to look like even a tranny much. Grew out the hair, makeup and
earrings, and pink shoes and shirt. Dude wasn't even clean shaven, FFS.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:08 PM (ffYR/)

I was at a guitar store in upstate new york, drove like 7 hours to get there. When I got there there was a dude outside talking to this "person" who was literally dressed like a fairy, like peter pan tinker bell type fairy. As I got closer I could tell it was a dude. He was very thin, and was in some pink body suit with a small tutu, and had plastic fairy wings, and had some weird thing on his head that was part tiara and part wind farm, and was on a pink bike with a basket, and had glitter on his face. Turns out the one dude was the store owner, who I was there to see. I'm standing there for 5 minutes until they get done talking and the person pedals off. The owner says hey hows it going. I say "good, sooo uh.. what the fuck was THAT??!!"

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:19 PM (9Om/r)

238 I also love the clip on YouTube that was cut from the Sound of Music, of Julie as Maria, dancing on the mountaintop, hugging Uzis in both arms going full blast, killin' her some Nazis...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:20 PM (miE9U)

239 they have been literally making the same clothes forever. they have a cult following.



really, if you wear suits every day brooks brothers is about the smartest ting you can do.
Posted by: yankeefifth at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (MTjB1)


A Brooks Brothers flannel wool suit was considered the American suit.

I was always fond of the Jos A Banks line, and I admit to having a number of Nordstrom suit jackets. Alfani makes a very nice suit too.

And you know what else? Their dress shirts don't cost $115!!!

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:21 PM (mUa7G)

240 Common Tater ,
It's the Lone Star Hik8ng Trail, about an hour north of Houston in the Sam Houston National Forest.
I know what you mean about the packing. All of our gear is ultra-light so my bas weight is good, under 15lbs. My pack weighs 4lbs alone but it has an awesome frame so you carry all the weight on your hips, Osprey. The food and water is what kills me, I usually have about a pound of food per day but the water is what really weighs a lot. 3 liters of water is about 7lbs.if it's hot you have to carry more depending on water sources/supplies.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:22 PM (kufk0)

241 L.L. Bean's stuff actually does wear out eventually, and now they don't sell anything I want or need and used to buy there...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:22 PM (CLcKT)

242 Bean's sold good American made stuff, with a no questions asked, lifetime return & refund policy.

Then the imports flooded the markets, American textiles died. The lifetime return policy went bye-bye, casualty of modern grifters. A "high trust" society can do do stuff like that.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:22 PM (ubFZv)

243 L.L. Bean has had a cult following, too...

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Land's End still selling clothes? They started out selling sailboat rigging. Then went to fashion.

Posted by: Skandia Recluse at December 28, 2018 11:23 PM (kJWoP)

244 Common Tater, I think that used to be the policy for Craftsman tools. You could bring things back YEARS later and get them replaced, cheerfully, no questions asked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:23 PM (miE9U)

245 Grab a brew. Don't cost nothin'.

Posted by: "Bluto" Blutarsky at December 28, 2018 11:25 PM (Hx3Yn)

246 Common Tater, I think that used to be the policy for Craftsman tools. You could bring things back YEARS later and get them replaced, cheerfully, no questions asked.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:23 PM (miE9U)

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It was, but there had to be something wrong with the item.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:26 PM (ffYR/)

247 Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:22 PM (kufk0)

Glad you survived your water excursion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:27 PM (aA3+G)

248 It's the Lone Star Hik8ng Trail, about an hour north of Houston in the Sam Houston National Forest.
I know what you mean about the packing. All of our gear is ultra-light so my bas weight is good, under 15lbs. My pack weighs 4lbs alone but it has an awesome frame so you carry all the weight on your hips, Osprey. The food and water is what kills me, I usually have about a pound of food per day but the water is what really weighs a lot. 3 liters of water is about 7lbs.if it's hot you have to carry more depending on water sources/supplies.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:22 PM


Sounds like a trip you'll remember. Sometimes the tough hikes are the ones that stick out! Have you thought about trying dehydrated water? I put on about 150 miles or more per season depending . We are lucky up here with so many water sources we don't need to carry much and filter at rivers, lakes etc.. But I know in drier places we've been able to find trail crossings at roads and cache food and water (OK maybe a beer two as well) Sounds like a fun adventure though.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:27 PM (nAeGR)

249
Kindltot: there's still a market for items that last a long time, and
people who are willing to pay a premium price for that perk.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (miE9U)


They are very nice shirts, my only real complaint is that on a couple I own, somehow the placket and cuffs were pressed so hard the material started to fail.

I like Nordstrom shirts, though, at least the serious ones. Hard wearing cotton broadcloth, and a good finish and fit.
And I admit they are not cheap.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (mUa7G)

250 I saw Craftsman tools offered at Lowes recently, IIRC...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

251 REI (even though they are all dirt nerds) will take back anything. Their customer service is very good. Maybe I should go in with my Trump shirt to see braided heads asplode...

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (nAeGR)

252 Bean's, Indiana Camp Supply (sadly, no more) REI, North Face, Jansport, Campmor, etc were outdoor based companies almost exclusively. I think marketing decided they needed to broaden their base, to more urban customers.

The 1930s to 1970s were the halcyon days for outdoor equipment and camping. Well made stuff that would last forever. Designed by people who actually tested and used the stuff, with good materials. Once marketing and bean counters get involved, it's over. Buncha foo-foo fashion stuff that won't hold up.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:31 PM (ubFZv)

253 I saw Craftsman tools offered at Lowes recently, IIRC...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

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Lowes bought the brand in the Sears dumpster fire sale.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:32 PM (ffYR/)

254 Common Tater, I think that used to be the policy for
Craftsman tools. You could bring things back YEARS later and get them
replaced, cheerfully, no questions asked.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:23 PM (miE9U)


Yeah those were the days. I have no clue what the policy is today. I never broke many craftsman tools, just wore out a ratchet handle here and there and they always seemed to stock the parts to rebuild them. No questions asked.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:32 PM (9Om/r)

255 REI seems to specialize in rough, tough sporting goods. Not much badminton or figure skating gear there I'd imagine.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:32 PM (miE9U)

256 How is that not interference on Strong covering Butler in the end zone?

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:33 PM (JP6CH)

257 Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:11 PM (miE9U)

Steve, pretty good observation

One thing I've noticed in all types of retail/service is that brand loyalty is a thing of the past.

Also business has to keep up with technology, so many people don't want to step foot in a brick & mortar store. Me? I hate ordering on the Internet

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:34 PM (aA3+G)

258 I saw Craftsman tools offered at Lowes recently, IIRC...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (CLcKT)

Lowes bought the brand in the Sears dumpster fire sale.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:32 PM (ffYR/)


They're at Ace Hardware too.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:34 PM (t+qrx)

259 If I had a couple of bucks, every one of you all would be millionaires.

Sorry.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 28, 2018 11:34 PM (l9m7l)

260 Yeah those were the days. I have no clue what the policy is today. I never broke many craftsman tools, just wore out a ratchet handle here and there and they always seemed to stock the parts to rebuild them. No questions asked.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:32 PM (9Om/r

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Now owned by Lowes. Standard warranty only.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:35 PM (ffYR/)

261 Common Tater, yup.

I remember when I was a young teenager, Starcraft was *the* name in camping trailers. Wonder if they still are.

I also remember lusting as a 6-year-old for a Winnebago trailer. (My parents had friends who had them, and I was *so* envious. An actual portable bathroom!!)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:35 PM (miE9U)

262 Minnfidel,
When we did Gila in October it was at elevation and there were plenty of water sources...in certain areas. 2 springs we were counting on were dry in the first 3 days. The last 2 we had 90+ river crossings so water wasn't an issue.
The LSHT was covered in water so it wasn't an issue this time either.
Where do you backpack?

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:35 PM (kufk0)

263 Don't know that anyone would be interested, but I had a great movie experience over the holidays. A movie I'd seen off and on for thirty years on tv, that I finally saw original and uncensored. In other words, with the profanity. And I'll say it's only the second movie I've ever seen where the profanity helped the story - a lot. Die Hard.

Posted by: Vertov at December 28, 2018 11:35 PM (mDieY)

264 256 How is that not interference on Strong covering Butler in the end zone?
Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:33 PM (JP6CH)

The officiating in this game has been an ongoing act of malpractice. Iowa State's coach has been livid since the second quarter and I don't blame him.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 28, 2018 11:36 PM (1FhAQ)

265 In the Santa Fail video, the hot Elf Babe falling on Santa is not a fail.

Posted by: Santa at December 28, 2018 11:36 PM (jGvbj)

266 They're at Ace Hardware too.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:34 PM (t+qrx)

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I did not know that.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:36 PM (ffYR/)

267 I like Nordstrom shirts, though, at least the serious ones. Hard wearing cotton broadcloth, and a good finish and fit.
And I admit they are not cheap.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (mUa7G)

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They're nice, and the ceramic buttons are a brilliant invention. However, they're expensive and you can get a high quality custom-made dress shirt for the same price.

I go with the custom ones.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:37 PM (UGqF8)

268 233 joncelli, check out the director's cut of The Sound Of Music.

When push comes to shove, Julie Andrews really knows how to cut a bitch...
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:16 PM (miE9U)

Hey, why do you think the Nazis let them get into Switzerland?

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 28, 2018 11:37 PM (1FhAQ)

269 MisHum, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:37 PM (miE9U)

270 Craftsman Tools are now Made in China, and simply don't compare to what they were back in the '70s.

That era's Craftsman Tools were a poor man's Snap-On, with a very similar feel in the hand, fit, finish and quality.

And 2nd the Nordstrom's shirt. Back in my Corporate days in the '80s n' '90, those shirts were well represented in my closet. And pre-hip-hop era, Abercrombie & Fitch made a quality dress shirt, too.

Buy once, cry once. If you've got to dress well as a part of your working attire, buy the good stuff.

I'll be the first to admit to buying a cheap dress shirt at WalMart, for something on short notice. But I know from the outset, it's only gonna last a few launderings, before it's done for.

Same goes for dress shoes.

And a Brooks Brothers "cut" is timeless.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 11:38 PM (QzJWU)

271 Lin-duh, is there water near the trail? I have a life straw bag that you can fill with a gallon of stream water and get clean water out of the tube.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:38 PM (JP6CH)

272 Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 28, 2018 11:36 PM (1FhA


Former ref here. I'm rooting for Iowa State, targeting calls were good calls. The missed false start piss poor.

Pass interference? They've let them play for the most part.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:38 PM (aA3+G)

273 Been a while since I bought any, but $115 for a dress shirt? Fairly sure you can have them custom made for significantly less (either that chain of custom shirt shops, or even a traveling Hong Kong tailor, they're still around).


Last gig was in fairly primitive conditions, yet required some dress-up (body armor with sport-coat was a look). Got some LL Bean perma-press kind of dress shirts, very happy with them. Quality, fit, look are excellent.


Nordstrom always had excellent quality stuff, used to have their dress shirts. Haven't been inside one in a while. Brooks Brothers was an adjective, a description for classic conservative business look, glad to see that still sells. Jos. Bank was a good alternative - think they started in Baltimore? Used to buy from them in the DC years.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 11:39 PM (QDnY+)

274 Jos A, Bank is owned by Men's Wearhouse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:40 PM (UGqF8)

275

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:29 PM (mUa7G)

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Mmm, fashion.


I keep moving all over the darn country, leaving stuff in storage at my parents' place and then buying stuff when I get to my destination. Since I'm moving yet again in a few days, I finally rounded up all my clothes from all these different cities and eras. Insane. I shouldn't have to buy another garment for the rest of my life.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 11:40 PM (oGNNA)

276 Where do you backpack?

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:35 PM


Mostly in Northern MN I've through hiked the Superior Hiking Trail which is about 320 miles from south of Duluth to Canada, Then the Border route trail (which follows the Canadian border, hence the name) Isle Royale in Michigan. Some of the AT but only 100 miles of it. Kids and business limit how much I can get out. I do a couple 14ers every year in Colorado. Some hiking in AZ. but mostly CO and MN. Hiking in Denali is on my list!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:41 PM (nAeGR)

277 If you buy a Kirkland men's dress shirt from Costco, they licensed the pattern from Brooks Bros.
Or so they say.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at December 28, 2018 11:41 PM (w7KSn)

278 I got new sweat pants & hoodies for office attire

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

279 264 256 How is that not interference on Strong covering Butler in the end zone?
Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:33 PM (JP6CH)

The officiating in this game has been an ongoing act of malpractice. Iowa State's coach has been livid since the second quarter and I don't blame him.
Posted by: joncelli,



Yet, ISU can win this. 21-20 Cougars.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM (HCqAo)

280 Weirddave,
We use Sawyer filters for water that's why I only carry 2 liters if there is a lot of water around. Stopping to filter water constantly is a pain that's another reason to carry at least 2 liters. If it's going to be a day between sources then you need to carry at least 4 liters. You need to water to rehydrate most of your food too.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM (kufk0)

281 278 I got new sweat pants & hoodies for office attire
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

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I hope they don't say PINK on them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM (UGqF8)

282 Cicero, don't know if you know but PINK is actually a division of Victoria's Secret. Basically their loungewear/outerwear outlet.

For a long time I wondered if they had anything to do with the singer, P!nk. Turns out they don't.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (miE9U)

283 278 I got new sweat pants & hoodies for office attire
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

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I hope they don't say PINK on them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM


Juicy!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (nAeGR)

284 Well, the style for suits nowadays is "skosh to tight" for some reason.

I still like a baggy look (and a slightly narrow tie)

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (mUa7G)

285 It seems we stood and talked like this before
We looked at each other in the same way then
But I can't remember where or when

Some things that happen for the first time
Seem to be happening again

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (l9m7l)

286 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM (UGqF

Nope,
Packers
Wild
George Washington Univeristy
St Louis University

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (aA3+G)

287
If you buy a Kirkland men's dress shirt from Costco, they licensed the pattern from Brooks Bros.

Or so they say.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at December 28, 2018 11:41 PM


I've read Costco doesn't sell Kirkland Light anymore...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:46 PM (CLcKT)

288 ...278 I got new sweat pants & hoodies for office attire
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G)

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I hope they don't say PINK on them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM (UGqF




JUICY


You were close though.


*ducks, runs serpentine*




Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 11:46 PM (QzJWU)

289 Cicero, in your lawyerin', would you say people are well dressed?


In the previous era, in DC, guvamint types were infamous for being bad dressers. Law firm types, lobbyists, generally better, though a lot of failz there too. Hill was mixed. Apart from members, you stood out if you dressed well.


My only contact with the legal profession in SoCal (hamdul'allah) have been a few jury duty experiences. The legal types seemed to fall between the govt. worker and modestly well-dressed K Street type. So just curious.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 11:46 PM (QDnY+)

290 I've read Costco doesn't sell Kirkland Light anymore...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:46 PM (CLcKT)


"Somebody drank it all.
(*uuurrpp*)" - Hillary

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:47 PM (miE9U)

291 Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:43 PM

I have a Sawyer and a Katydyn. My buddy went to the life straw, but I still like filtering "chunks" out of my H20. He's not gotten sick, but meh. I'll take the weight.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:47 PM (nAeGR)

292 hope they don't say PINK on them
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There is actually a brand of high end dress shirts under the brand name Pink, they sell them at Nordstrom. Husband like Donahue dress shirts(I think that's what they're called), also foundation Nordstrom. Allen Edmunds, anyone?

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:47 PM (kufk0)

293 I saw Craftsman tools offered at Lowes recently, IIRC...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia


Stan/Deck bought the brand in '17.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 11:48 PM (ZejZP)

294 Ugh.....off to watch the rest of the game. BBC

Go Cyclones!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 28, 2018 11:48 PM (c1nDO)

295 I was wrong about the Craftsman brand being bought by Lowes. It was bought by Stanley Black and Decker, with the intention of selling to other large retail chains. The articles I read were not clear on whether they would still back up the lifetime warranty status.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:48 PM (ffYR/)

296 I think you guys also mentioned that once upon a time, Sears, Monty Wards *and* JCP all had good or decent firearms departments...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:49 PM (miE9U)

297 A sawyer doesn't weigh that much! Just gotta make sure they don't freeze...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM (kufk0)

298
I got new sweat pants hoodies for office attire

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:42 PM (aA3+G
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I've got embarrassingly nice clothes. People always interview me in jeans and t-shirts while I'm spiffed up in a cashmere sweater and pencil skirt. I just like looking nice, can't help it.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM (oGNNA)

299 Blonde, ooo! Pics!! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM (miE9U)

300 The WSU receivers have contracted Hands of Stone all of a sudden.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 28, 2018 11:51 PM (HCqAo)

301 ...I think you guys also mentioned that once upon a time, Sears, Monty Wards *and* JCP all had good or decent firearms departments...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:49 PM (miE9U)



Sears: Ted Williams

JCP: I forgotted

Wards: Western Field


Marlin made Model 36 levers for all of 'em.

Collect the whole set!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 11:52 PM (QzJWU)

302 It was bought by Stanley Black and Decker, with the intention of selling to other large retail chains.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 11:48 PM (ffYR/)


Well huh, I didn't know Stanley had any stake in Black and Decker. My dad used to do project management consulting for Stanley, but the security products division.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:52 PM (t+qrx)

303 289 Cicero, in your lawyerin', would you say people are well dressed?

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I started out in a 50-lawyer firm, and a suit and tie every day was the expectation. I went to a 500-lawyer firm and I remember a major controversy over whether we would have "casual Fridays." Over strenuous objections by some of the older partners, we finally did.

Now, it seems to be nearly universal, even at the largest firms, that every day is casual day, unless you have a court appearance or deposition. Even client meetings are usually casual. Weird.

The change in culture over the decades has been interesting to watch.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:52 PM (UGqF8)

304 Sears & M Wards did

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:53 PM (aA3+G)

305 Way back, used to get dress shirts of a very good US brand (forget the name) at their factory outlet store. Real outlet, real "seconds" - which were awesome - they usually had a flaw way down in the tail somewhere, so utterly irrelevant, but dirt cheap. Upstate NY. Would be there for holidays, visiting family of the victim of that era. Took care of my dress shirt needs for the first few years of the work experience, for pennies.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 11:53 PM (QDnY+)

306 A sawyer doesn't weigh that much! Just gotta make sure they don't freeze...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM


Yea, they are all susceptible to that. Learned that lesson the hard way. if I am really trying to go light I will use tablets. But. Sometimes, ugh. Had to drink out of a beaver pond one time, I boiled it and did tablets. It still tasted like. Well, shit even with Gatorade powder or coffee it was awful.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:53 PM (nAeGR)

307 I've got embarrassingly nice clothes. People always
interview me in jeans and t-shirts while I'm spiffed up in a cashmere
sweater and pencil skirt. I just like looking nice, can't help it.


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM


Isn't some rule that applies here?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:53 PM (CLcKT)

308 MisHum, yeah, I was wondering if JCP ever actually did have their own lines of firearms, or departments containing same.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM (miE9U)

309
The change in culture over the decades has been interesting to watch.
Posted by: Cicero


Aren't you glad the stawarts of NRO and WeeklyStandard stood against the grain, yelling "STHOP~!"?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM (ZejZP)

310 I bought a Katadyn pocket filter at the Seattle REI with some money that I got from Grandma for Christmas. They were expensive then, too. I thought it was a cool thing to have. I still use a Svea 123 stove when hiking, just because. For car camping I have a green Coleman two-burner stove and a 200A red lantern, both from 1965

I've since morphed away from lightweight stuff and embraced cast iron dutch ovens, fireplace set, enamel ware, wall tent w/wood stove. Right comfortable camp. For hiking I used to carry (solo) a Eureka Timberline. Plenty of room and nice on rainy days.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM (ubFZv)

311 Bill Kristol is lamenting that he no longer has a magazine for the vape shop employee to intern at.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (jn7FC)

312 190 Xhale Soy Boy got himself fired.

https://tinyurl.com/y9758nfu
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 28, 2018 10:55 PM (jn7FC)


It would be fun to see a matchup between Soy Boy and the game store tranny from the previous thread.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (sdi6R)

313 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 28, 2018 11:50 PM (oGNNA)

I work from home 90% of the time
The other 10% is dress casual

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (aA3+G)

314 I still use my Great Grandfathers 35 Remington. He got it at Montgomery Wards in like 1951 brand new.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (nAeGR)

315 Cicero, thanks.


I assume these were all CA firms/locations? Because I clearly recall when "casual Friday" started back east, and was somewhat bemused by it, since there had long been much more informality in CA dress.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (QDnY+)

316 Aren't you glad the stawarts of NRO and WeeklyStandard stood against the grain, yelling "STHOP~!"?
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM (ZejZP)

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LOL

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:56 PM (UGqF8)

317 311 Bill Kristol is lamenting that he no longer has a magazine for the vape shop employee to intern at.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (jn7FC)

He needs a go-fer Twitter is tiring for the skipper

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:56 PM (aA3+G)

318 It would be fun to see a matchup between Soy Boy and the game store tranny from the previous thread.
Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (sdi6R)


*rips phone book in half*
*roars like a tyrannosaur*

Posted by: Miss Pretty Princess at December 28, 2018 11:57 PM (t+qrx)

319 I bought a Katadyn pocket filter at the Seattle REI
with some money that I got from Grandma for Christmas. They were
expensive then, too. I thought it was a cool thing to have. I still use a
Svea 123 stove when hiking, just because. For car camping I have a
green Coleman two-burner stove and a 200A red lantern, both from 1965



I've since morphed away from lightweight stuff and embraced cast
iron dutch ovens, fireplace set, enamel ware, wall tent w/wood stove.
Right comfortable camp. For hiking I used to carry (solo) a Eureka
Timberline. Plenty of room and nice on rainy days.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM


There's a "glamper" in our midst!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 28, 2018 11:57 PM (CLcKT)

320 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:52 PM (UGqF


This, although, back in the early '00 we were not allowed casual Fridays. I did as a protest one year. All the partners were bragging about their new porche's and espresso makers that cost tons, the para's got a .25 cent an hour raise. I left of my volition sometime later. I guess I am still talked about re the jeans that one Friday.

I did dress them up with a nice silk blouse, jacket and heels.

Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2018 11:57 PM (PF4TZ)

321 I assume these were all CA firms/locations?

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Yep. I spent my career in downtown LA and Irvine before moving to a 10-lawyer firm in the San Gabriel Valley.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (UGqF8)

322 My only contact with the legal profession in SoCal
(hamdul'allah) have been a few jury duty experiences. The legal types
seemed to fall between the govt. worker and modestly well-dressed K
Street type. So just curious.
Posted by: rhomboid at December 28, 2018 11:46 PM (QDnY+)


I work in Salem, Oregon, and the best dressed usually have something to do with the courts and the legislature.
You see sharp dressers around the Capital, the Department of Justice and the state supreme court building, and the attorneys and such around the county court house, but most don't dress up like that.
Of course some of the legislators have no fashion sense and some dress poorly on purpose I suppose.

The muckamuks in the state agencies tend to dress carefully if they go to any legislative sessions, but normally dress down too.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (mUa7G)

323 Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM

We usually car camp the first night out and I still use my Dad's old white gas two burner Coleman stove for breakfast. I've made some epic meals on that thing! I am still in light/hiking mode while the body holds out.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (nAeGR)

324 282 Cicero, don't know if you know but PINK is actually a division of Victoria's Secret. Basically their loungewear/outerwear outlet.

For a long time I wondered if they had anything to do with the singer, P!nk. Turns out they don't.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:45 PM (miE9U)


I always wondered about that, too. Thanks for clearing it up.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (sdi6R)

325 Former ref here. I'm rooting for Iowa State, targeting calls were good calls. The missed false start piss poor.

My problem is with the rule, not so much with the Refs enforcing it, although the second one was beyond tricky-tack

Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (JP6CH)

326 Ben Silver mailing list. I buy ties there. Catalog shows up 2-3 times a year.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/chsnwu

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 28, 2018 11:59 PM (fUKvD)

327 It would be fun to see a matchup between Soy Boy and the game store tranny from the previous thread.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM


We should hook up vape leprechaun and inauguration NOOOOOOO sky screamer. Or just put them on an island with no food and watch what happens.

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 29, 2018 12:00 AM (nAeGR)

328 I did dress them up with a nice silk blouse, jacket and heels.
Posted by: Infidel at December 28, 2018 11:57 PM (PF4TZ)

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I would guess that this was highly appreciated by the male staff, even if nobody expressed it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2018 12:00 AM (UGqF8)

329 308 MisHum, yeah, I was wondering if JCP ever actually did have their own lines of firearms, or departments containing same.
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM (miE9U)

I think JCP carried glen field firearms
Our family was more Sears & M Ward

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:00 AM (aA3+G)

330 rickl, you're welcome.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_(Victoria%27s_Secret)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:00 AM (miE9U)

331 Well. I am out. Happy New Year one and all!

Posted by: Minnfidel at December 29, 2018 12:01 AM (nAeGR)

332 'night, Minnfidel.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 29, 2018 12:01 AM (t+qrx)

333 [snipped]

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 29, 2018 12:01 AM (l9m7l)

334 Another thin to hate ESPN for...the endless non-stop ticker at the bottom of the screen.
annoying AF.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2018 12:02 AM (NLLmE)

335 spelling. Capitol building. gah.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2018 12:02 AM (mUa7G)

336 Kindltot, academic in several senses, including that the place may no longer be there, but ...... for very nice narrow ties, there used to be a shop right opposite the Trevi Fountain in Rome that had their own brand of narrow ties. Used to be fortunate to spend time in Rome for work for a while, which led to spending time there for play (for a while, she was nuts). Have a bunch of those ties, but no chance to use them these days.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

337 Boiling kills the nasties in raw water very well. I wouldn't bother disinfecting water that has been boiled.

Filtered water may need treatment if viruses are a concern, but the concentration can be reduced. Normally 8mg/l is the standard dose of Iodine. (Blech!) If water has been filtered, only a tiny fraction of that amount is necessary. I understand modern filters sometimes have a disinfection capability as well as filtering. They sure have a lot of recalls on their products though.

The one thing about drinking untreated or suspect water, you're most likely to get sick after return home from vacation. As in really, really sick.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:03 AM (ubFZv)

338 Posted by: Weirddave at December 28, 2018 11:58 PM (JP6CH)

Helmet to helmet on a defenseless player and his helmet comes off is a good call.

The rule can be debated
Enforcement was correct

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:03 AM (aA3+G)

339 5.11 Tactical doesn't even offer its signature tactical pants anymore!

(Cool 5.11 Tactical pants fact: They were originally designed for mountain climbing, but most were sold to LEO's as the classic "cop pants"! And also "5.11" referred to the highest technical climbing skill level, originally...)

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:04 AM (CLcKT)

340 Had a Craftsman ('clicker' style) torque wrench that broke...

took it to local Sears store, where they told me: "Can't replace it for you, it's not a Hand Tool."

Me: *blinks*

*looks for cord*


*finds no cord*

Me: "Well, it's NOT electric, so... ?"

Sears: "warranty is only one year on your item, do you have a receipt?"

Me: "But, it was a gift."

Sears: "Sorry."

Me: *thinking to self* Hmmm, wonder why your stores are tanking?...

Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 12:05 AM (zMzA6)

341 Now, it seems to be nearly universal, even at the largest firms, that every day is casual day, unless you have a court appearance or deposition. Even client meetings are usually casual. Weird.

The change in culture over the decades has been interesting to watch.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 28, 2018 11:52 PM (UGqF

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I worked for one company from 1986-1996. At first, biz attire everyday. The owner sold to GE in 1992, and the suits that GE brought in were biz casual people. It took about a year for the entire Sales/PM staff to go biz casual. The former owner never gave up biz attire.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 29, 2018 12:06 AM (ffYR/)

342 Aren't we about due for skinny ties (and crew cuts!) to return in fashion?

I'm not sure what's up with the "cut" of suits these days. It's as if they purposefully make people look dorky now, they are just a little too tight, sleeves too short, something. Really weird.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:06 AM (ubFZv)

343 And also "5.11" referred to the highest technical climbing skill level, originally...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:04 AM (CLcKT)


I always wondered about that but kept forgetting to look it up. Thanks!

Posted by: hogmartin at December 29, 2018 12:07 AM (t+qrx)

344

Sears -> J.C. Higgins

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 12:07 AM (fUKvD)

345 Craftsman Tools are now Made in China, and simply don't compare to what they were back in the '70s.



That era's Craftsman Tools were a poor man's Snap-On, with a very similar feel in the hand, fit, finish and quality.








Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX







Posted by: Jim at December 28, 2018 11:38 PM (QzJWU)


China?? Frigging china?? Damn, thats a crime against humanity. I'm still using craftsman tools that I got in the early 80's, They did a fuck ton of work. I did switch over to snap-on ratchet handles and wrenches in the 90's. The older craftsman wrenches and ratchet handles are a tad crude feeling in the hand compared to snap-on, so that was worth the money, but as for sockets I'm still beating on those early 80's craftsman. Never broke one. One interesting thing about snap-on, there are small phillips head screws holding the harley handlebar switches in the housings that only snap-on screw drivers remove in one shot without wrecking the screws. I tried every screw driver known to man kind. SK, MAC tools, craftsman, husky, you name it, I have them all. None....none work like the snap-on screw drivers. It gets them out every time. I still test that theory every so often, but the damn snap-ons win every time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:08 AM (9Om/r)

346 330 rickl, you're welcome.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink_(Victoria%27s_Secret)
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:00 AM (miE9U)


Nice to know that the product line was originally aimed at tweens. *eyeroll*

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 12:09 AM (sdi6R)

347 Aren't we about due for skinny ties (and crew cuts!) to return in fashion?
Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:06 AM (ubFZv)


Toss in half-rim browline glasses and I'm there. Let's do this.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 29, 2018 12:09 AM (t+qrx)

348 That was a catch and he's down.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2018 12:09 AM (HCqAo)

349 Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:03 AM (QDnY+)

Next time I'm in Rome . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2018 12:10 AM (mUa7G)

350
I work from home 90% of the time

The other 10% is dress casual

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM (aA3+G
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Oh yeah, when I was working from home it was entirely different. In fact, I think that's why a lot of my clothes wound up in storage. Pajamas until noon, then gym clothes, then pre-pajamas, then pajamas again.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 12:10 AM (oGNNA)

351 Still can't find Die Hard on Amazon prime.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:11 AM (PF4TZ)

352 Incomplete? {scratches head}

Sure........

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2018 12:11 AM (HCqAo)

353 Helmet to helmet on a defenseless player and his helmet comes off is a good call.

The rule can be debated
Enforcement was correct
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:03 AM (aA3+G)

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Yes. This is a textbook definition of spearing.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 29, 2018 12:11 AM (ffYR/)

354 Elbow down.

Posted by: eleven at December 29, 2018 12:11 AM (NLLmE)

355 Still can't find Die Hard on Amazon prime.
Posted by: Infidel
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Try Sears

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 12:12 AM (fUKvD)

356 Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 12:10 AM (oGNNA)

I like pajama Tuesday's

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:12 AM (aA3+G)

357 ...Aren't we about due for skinny ties (and crew cuts!) to return in fashion?

I'm not sure what's up with the "cut" of suits these days. It's as if they purposefully make people look dorky now, they are just a little too tight, sleeves too short, something. Really weird.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:06 AM (ubFZv)



Frivolous people dress in the "current style".

Men and Women of Substance wear the Classics, even in (slightly) updated forms so as to not present as dinosaurs.

A professional insight.

Gravitas does not wear a trendy, short legged, Jr. Size suit off the rack.

Gravitas wears a timeless, PROFESSIONAL garment, reflecting maturity, solidity, considered judgment, reliability.

You chose what you wanna wear to an interview or sales presentation. I know what I'd choose.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 12:13 AM (QzJWU)

358 Had a Craftsman ('clicker' style) torque wrench that broke...

took it to local Sears store, where they told me: "Can't replace it for you, it's not a Hand Tool."



Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 12:05 AM (zMzA6)

Was that one of the ones with the black plastic handle? We had one at the shop I refused to use. It never locked and the handle would rotate all over the place.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:14 AM (9Om/r)

359 I like pajama Tuesday's
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:12 AM (aA3+G)


Their chili chocolate chipotle cherry cheese nachos rock. Sometimes I fill up on those and don't even bother to order an entree.

Posted by: hogmartin at December 29, 2018 12:14 AM (t+qrx)

360 Hammer, thank you for being so helpful. I wouldn't expect anything else.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:15 AM (PF4TZ)

361
And speaking of all this camping and hiking talk, I used to do that! I had a friend who was waaaaayyyy into it and he used to take me on gnarly week-long hikes, packing everything in and out, drinking out of potholes and streams. I relied completely on his expertise, so I couldn't replicate it on my own, but I sometimes think of joining a club and getting back into it. Eastern Sierras, Southern Utah, the Grand Canyon, that was great country.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 12:15 AM (oGNNA)

362 327 It would be fun to see a matchup between Soy Boy and the game store tranny from the previous thread.

Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 11:55 PM

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As amusing as these videos are, keeping your head on a swivel is very good advice.

Demonic is what comes to mind with these people.

Posted by: SMH at December 29, 2018 12:15 AM (faXIs)

363 338 The contact was incidental to the tackle, and the direction was parallel to the QB's helmet and body, not into it. Basically their helmets rubbed against each other during the tackle. The rule should allow for that. Even if you want to make that illegal, which it shouldn't be, automatic ejection is too much. "Spearing" has always been against the rules, and IMO was sufficient. Mandatory ejection for one infraction, unless it very flagrant, hurts the game.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:16 AM (JP6CH)

364 Zettai, I think it was specifically rock-climbing that the 511 pants were designed for, but not sure.


And don't scare me like that. They still have them - just checked the website.


They're great for hiking, some kinds of travel, and they've become my go-to for shootin' activities. And indeed, never heard of them until some police and Blackwater types introduced me to them.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:16 AM (QDnY+)

365 Hammer, thank you for being so helpful. I wouldn't expect anything else.
Posted by: Infidel
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Yeah, sorry. I couldn't resist. And, I'm kinda out of my league when talk of Brooks Bros. starts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 12:17 AM (fUKvD)

366 Posted by: hogmartin at December 29, 2018 12:14 AM (t+qrx)

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:17 AM (aA3+G)

367 ...


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:08 AM (9Om/r)



The tool fanatic sites would be the go to in order to confirm this, but I'll make a wager.

'70s Craftsman and Snap On forgings came from the same house, and went only to different finishing contractors from there.

They were too near identical in form and feel, otherwise.

Today's "Craftsman" are un-finished crusty-finish forgings, with only the tool areas and label-flats machined smooth for stampings.

The Lowe's line of Kobalt tools is finished to a far higher standard.

Almost to the old Craftsman standard.

Go figure?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

368
Frivolous people dress in the "current style".

Men and Women of Substance wear the Classics, even in (slightly) updated forms so as to not present as dinosaurs.

A professional insight.
-------

Yep. Classics never go out of style and you never look like you're dressing 20 years younger than your age.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at December 29, 2018 12:19 AM (UGqF8)

369 Hammer, me either. I still wear beautiful hand me down suits from a girlfriend.

When the kids got married, we checked all the usual places for a tux. Pricey for a one shot deal. Found a little mom and pop shop that did a great job. Worked for grandson's prom too.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:20 AM (PF4TZ)

370 I bought a Katadyn pocket filter at the Seattle REI
with some money that I got from Grandma for Christmas. They were
expensive then, too. I thought it was a cool thing to have. I still use a
Svea 123 stove when hiking, just because. For car camping I have a
green Coleman two-burner stove and a 200A red lantern, both from 1965



I've since morphed away from lightweight stuff and embraced cast
iron dutch ovens, fireplace set, enamel ware, wall tent w/wood stove.
Right comfortable camp. For hiking I used to carry (solo) a Eureka
Timberline. Plenty of room and nice on rainy days.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 28, 2018 11:54 PM


Are you looking at their newer and totally ghey poly-cotton "Tac-Lite" pants?

The classic 5.11 Tactical Pants were pure nylon, as the Lord intended!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:20 AM (CLcKT)

371 Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:16 AM (JP6CH)

I would agree that the rule needs tinkering.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:20 AM (aA3+G)

372 Well, the Ben Silver catalog was exciting. It did make my wallet cramp reflexively, but I am Scottish extraction so I am used to that.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 29, 2018 12:22 AM (mUa7G)

373 The classic 5.11 Tactical Pants were pure nylon, as the Lord intended!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto


NARRATOR: That's when the 30degree rain blew into their tent.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2018 12:22 AM (ZejZP)

374 There's a "glamper" in our midst!
----
I rough it when backpacking but we also have a motor home for "camping"...with all the luxuries of home.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:23 AM (kufk0)

375 Yeah, southern Utah and northern Arizona, 4 corners area, is absolutely fantastic. They can't even grow good sagebrush in some of those places, but it is a hikers/bikers/jeepers/boaters dream. Probably chock full of arseholes now, but I'd always stop in Moab and hit the diner for breakfast. One of my favorite places to explore.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:23 AM (ubFZv)

376 Zettai, I think it was specifically rock-climbing that the 511 pants were designed for, but not sure.


And don't scare me like that. They still have them - just checked the website.


They're
great for hiking, some kinds of travel, and they've become my go-to for
shootin' activities. And indeed, never heard of them until some police
and Blackwater types introduced me to them.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:16 AM


Oops at 370, that reply was to rhomboid!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:23 AM (CLcKT)

377 @ Berserker.


Holy crap, didn't take but a second to search onto the Craftsman legacy.

https://tinyurl.com/ybkcs5e7


I've got more reading to do.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 12:24 AM (QzJWU)

378 Years ago I attended a meeting in Atlanta, and to save my life I cannot recall what it was about, but Henry Bloch was there. I recall thinking that I had never seen such a perfectly tailored suit. Hell, I don't think I have since.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 12:24 AM (fUKvD)

379 Zettai, no, see those, but below those are the original, 100% cotton versions. Can't imagine they'd ditch those - but then again, I've been astounded at the moves made by some, no many, companies in the past, in terms of abandoning wildly successful models or lines.


Need to go get some. Current pair get used a lot, they do eventually wear out (mine always start to fray on the thigh, just below the big pocket).


In my experience I find cotton better in the sand box/desert, but some of the very light nylon/synthetic stuff has been better in the humid tropics.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:25 AM (QDnY+)

380 I just checked, 5.11 Tactical is trying to hawk its signature pants in flippin' cotton!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:26 AM (CLcKT)

381 Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:23 AM (kufk0)

Haven't camped in years, it was enjoyable

Now we have a cabin off the grid,

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:26 AM (aA3+G)

382 It all makes sense now. I was mistaking glampers for clampers.

*shivers*

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:26 AM (PF4TZ)

383 That dude working at the vape store is a little baby.

Cracks me up.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:27 AM (7sLSn)

384 Gee guys, you think this sad situation might have something to do with the dad brining the kid a couple thousand miles and then across a desert? Yes, I am sure that the kid would have gotten medical care, you know, in the desert. Hey, if we only had some kind of deterrent from stopping people from coming here......
Posted by: Minnfidel at December 28, 2018 10:09 PM (nAeGR)

Brining might work for my kids, prolly not Mayan kids from Guatemala.

Posted by: Aquaman at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (fDU8w)

385 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:14 AM
Yes, exactly the one-- damned plastic crap broke and a couple of flat steel springs came flying out-- than it would no longer hold a setting. Crap!

($80 crap)

Which broke before a year was up, only a couple of actual 'uses'.


Never. Again.

Fcuk Sears.

Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (zMzA6)

386 He's not working at that vape store anymore.

Bless his heart.

Posted by: SMH at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (faXIs)

387 Now we have a cabin off the grid,
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan
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That works for my value of "camping".

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (kufk0)

388 Zettai I thought the originals were cotton. That's consistent with the current model description on their website. I wasn't exposed to them at the very start, but long enough ago that they had little besides a few colors to choose from. No shirts, knives, hats, blah blah blah.


There is a store here, still haven't checked it out, should do so. Will probably be packed with all kinds of nice s**t I want, but don't need, and won't buy.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:29 AM (QDnY+)

389 Years ago I attended a meeting in Atlanta, and to save my life I cannot recall what it was about, but Henry Bloch was there. I recall thinking that I had never seen such a perfectly tailored suit. Hell, I don't think I have since.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 12:24 AM (fUKvD)

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

Charles Wang of Computer Associates, now CA Technologies, was a maniac about this. He spent $50k a month in custom tailored suits to accomodate even slight body changes.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (ffYR/)

390 My 70s era Craftsman torque wrench still works quite well. And I have a full set of Craftsman sockets and wrenches from the same era. But, like Berzerker, I added a 3/8" drive Snap-On ratchet, a far superior product.

And to be honest, I haven't bought anything from Sears or K Mart in years (the last K Mart on the MS coast just announced they are closing in January).

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (Z4rgH)

391 Brining might work for my kids, prolly not Mayan kids from Guatemala.

Posted by: Aquaman at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (fDU8w)

....

It's good even for Guatemalans.

Brining helps them retain moisture and makes them juicer.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (7sLSn)

392 386 He's not working at that vape store anymore.

Bless his heart.
Posted by: SMH at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (faXIs)

Now, he should be doxed

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (aA3+G)

393 '70s Craftsman and Snap On forgings came from the same house, and went only to different finishing contractors from there.



They were too near identical in form and feel, otherwise.



Today's "Craftsman" are un-finished crusty-finish forgings, with
only the tool areas and label-flats machined smooth for stampings.



The Lowe's line of Kobalt tools is finished to a far higher standard.



Almost to the old Craftsman standard.



Go figure?





Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX



Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 12:19 AM (QzJWU)

That must be before my time, because since the extreme late 70's I never remember craftsman being anything other than rough forgings with the only machining done was on contact surfaces, like the part of the wrench that actually grabs the bolt. I still see those wrenches and ratchets in my drawers ever time I'm in there, and they're almost 40 years old. I can see them being forged at the same place though. They were definitely strong ass tools. I never broke one, and I still have a shit ton of them. I use them when I have to screw with a car and the tools might end up on the ground. The snap on stuff never sees the ground. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (9Om/r)

394 I far prefer Bass cotton pants over the 5.11 line of anything.

They fit me better, wear like iron, are more affordable and don't scream CONCEALED HANDGUN CARRIER HERE! quite like the 5.11s.

I get a kick out of the 5.11 dudes, with high n' tight flattops, shaved sides, Oakley shades, attitudes, and.....

Yeah, subtle there, dude. Really fuckin' subtle.

Your gun didn't "print". YOU did.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 12:31 AM (QzJWU)

395 I rough it when backpacking but we also have a motor home for "camping"...with all the luxuries of home.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:23 AM


One's never "roughed" it until he's been adrift at sea in leaking lifeboat for 47 days with nothing but his loyal crew's tangy man gravy for nutriment!

Oh... Wait...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:31 AM (CLcKT)

396 Bitter Clinger, good point, but be sure not to overcook them (Guatemalans), even if brined - I've had some dried out examples and they were very chewy.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

397 Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (kufk0)

Bring the clan up ?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:33 AM (aA3+G)

398 Good outdoor and climbing gear was made rugged, which made it a good value. So it was inevitable in a way that it would become a fashion in its own right, but then it is probably also inevitable that the lroducts will drift away from what made them popular in the first place, top quality materials, design, and construction. Nobody is going to wear out a parka slogging through the parking lot to their car, so why make it bombproof, with double re-inforced stitching, cordura, and all those design features for extended backcountry use. Nobody will notice, except for someone who didn't get the memo.

Craftsman tools are junk now, by all accounts. Sockets breaking. Recycled beer cans only go so far.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:33 AM (ubFZv)

399 I've had some dried out examples and they were very chewy.
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That reminds me...I got some jerky at Buc-Ees on the way home from the failed hiking trip....mmm

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:34 AM (kufk0)

400 The Cougars win. Good game, sketchy officiating.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2018 12:35 AM (HCqAo)

401 Bitter Clinger, good point, but be sure not to overcook them (Guatemalans), even if brined - I've had some dried out examples and they were very chewy.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:32 AM (QDnY+)

.....

The key is to start them at a high temp and then reduce temperature and cover them in a layer of foil.

Dark meat shouldn't be cooked past 106 F.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:35 AM (7sLSn)

402 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:14 AM
Yes,
exactly the one-- damned plastic crap broke and a couple of flat steel
springs came flying out-- than it would no longer hold a setting. Crap!

($80 crap)

Which broke before a year was up, only a couple of actual 'uses'.


Never. Again.

Fcuk Sears.


Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 12:28 AM (zMzA6)

Yup, thats a real a piece of shit. I refused to use it and started bringing in my snap-on torque wrenches.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:36 AM (9Om/r)

403 Gonna need a torque wrench when I finally get around to building my AR(s), for the barrel/receiver thing. Plan to borrow, since I have no regular use for one, and they're not that cheap.


Speaking of such, was there any story to torquewrench's disappearance here? A formal flounce, with press release? Or simple vanishing act, like Palp?


Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 12:37 AM (QDnY+)

404 Posted by: Puddleglum at December 29, 2018 12:35 AM (HCqAo)

Not a good night for the stripes

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:37 AM (aA3+G)

405 The key is to start them at a high temp and then reduce temperature and cover them in a layer of foil.

Dark meat shouldn't be cooked past 106 F.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
----
Would Sous vide work? Do they make vacuum sealed bags big enough? I got one for Christmas cause I wanted one now I don't know what to make with it.....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:38 AM (kufk0)

406 I find it Sadie many young men don't own a suit or can't tie a tie. Even if you don't need it for everyday wear, you should still be prepared for weddings, funerals, date nights, and other important occasions.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 29, 2018 12:39 AM (wSjOW)

407 Guatamaltecas sin dinero. Pobrecita

Posted by: Braenyard at December 29, 2018 12:39 AM (AEEhl)

408 Would Sous vide work? Do they make vacuum sealed bags big enough? I got one for Christmas cause I wanted one now I don't know what to make with it.....
Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:38 AM (kufk0)

.....

A soul vide machine or a Mayan child?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:40 AM (7sLSn)

409 That Xhale YT video of the nutter clerk, is up to 21k views in just a few hours, posted today (28th) it's definitely getting some traction. It was at 1k when I first heard about it, and immediately thought of AOS "Boy, I hope they link this!", and I think YT fudges the view #s when something doesn't fit the Approved Narrative. Can't prove that, but sure seems like it.

So basically, the entire country and good chunk of the world has seen it, and think that clerk is an ass. I've heard he was fired, though no proof.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:40 AM (ubFZv)

410 I find it Sadie many young men don't own a suit or can't tie a tie. Even if you don't need it for everyday wear, you should still be prepared for weddings, funerals, date nights, and other important occasions.
Posted by: Colorado Alex
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That's why my son is doing Cotillion...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:41 AM (kufk0)

411
I've heard he was fired, though no proof.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:40 AM (ubF

===

Xhale posted something. He's no longer with them.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 12:42 AM (oGNNA)

412 Hondurenos sin dinero. Pobrecitas

Posted by: Braenyard at December 29, 2018 12:42 AM (AEEhl)

413 I got a sous vide machine but I'm in Texas so getting a Mayan child isn't difficult....

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:42 AM (kufk0)

414 A typo in a typo thread.

You need a soul vide machine for soul cooking, I suppose.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:42 AM (7sLSn)

415 I broke my good MAC 3/8 socket wrench last week. I was trying to free a bolt that was rusted tight, got out a pipe I keep for leverage, pushed and....the 3/8 nipple-the part the sockets mount on- snapped clean off. I'm gonna miss that tool, I've had it for 25 years and it was supremely comfortable in the hand.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (JP6CH)

416 So, I need a tech geek. I called the county Sheriff in Pharump on Christmas day to do a welfare check on little bro. Last ph call on 11/19 ended with a nice convo interrupted by gf screaming in background and a hang up. Idon't have his address. They live in an RV park somewhere. He only has a flip ph. Gf has a cell. Any idea if there is a way to ping her cell for GPS coordinates?

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (PF4TZ)

417 So many have gone over the years that I scarcely recall... I doubt I'll ever forget or get over Dyedye's disappearance, though!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (CLcKT)

418 Are MAC Tools and MAC Cosmetics the same company? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:44 AM (miE9U)

419 But to answer your question, sous vide would work, but I'd recommend a hybrid cooking method to get the crispy skin.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:44 AM (7sLSn)

420 Cougs win.
Go WSU!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 29, 2018 12:45 AM (0tfLf)

421 My 70s era Craftsman torque wrench still works quite
well. And I have a full set of Craftsman sockets and wrenches from the
same era. But, like Berzerker, I added a 3/8" drive Snap-On ratchet, a
far superior product.



And to be honest, I haven't bought anything from Sears or K Mart in
years (the last K Mart on the MS coast just announced they are closing
in January).

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 12:30 AM (Z4rgH)


Do you remember the bench top brand of tools Kmart used to sell in the 90's? I had a car mechanic friend who used to rant about how good they were for dirt cheap. He worked in the auto section of K mart and he would tell me how he beat those tools. Finally I said ok, lets go, I'm going to buy $50 worth and I'll turn them to dust in a week. I saw the wrenches, and they looked like the older snap-on wrenches with the older style font, and they looked nice, and they were $20. I bought a 3 piece wobble extension set for $7, and a torx bit socket set for around $15, and a string of 3/8 sockets for $12. I told my friend at that price they'll be unrecognizable in a week. I'll be damned, they never broke, and the wrenches were so nice that my new at the time snap-on wrenches sat unused for years, and I'm still using the damn things as my main wrenches. I use the snap-on only when I need more leverage because they are longer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:46 AM (9Om/r)

422 So basically, the entire country and good chunk of the world has seen it, and think that clerk is an ass. I've heard he was fired, though no proof.
Posted by: Common Tater


YT watch counts aren't accurate to the hour: they're estimates.

I've only watched the first few minutes and obviously not the incident prior to the 'film'.

But I have to imagine the staff could have handled and should have been trained to handle that situation better.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2018 12:46 AM (ZejZP)

423 But to answer your question, sous vide would work, but I'd recommend a hybrid cooking method to get the crispy skin.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
---x
Of course, searing on the grill or under the broiler...although a torch might work best in this case...

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:46 AM (kufk0)

424 Common Tater, one of the comments on that video from you tube made me laugh- the other customer is just wondering if he should steal something!

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 12:46 AM (0SnAr)

425 Infidel, I think you could do that.
The tricky part is figuring out how.
Maybe a private investigator could do that...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:46 AM (miE9U)

426 As an aside, appropriate of nothing, I searched out video of the scandi chick tourists losing their heads to the muzzies in Morocco. It's difficult to find, there are a gazillion pics of them smiling and cavorting around. It is important that these things are not suppressed.

The Swedish government is simultaneously claiming it has nothing to do with Islam, and you can get 4 years in prison for watching the video. There's no doubt there is no leadership what so ever in the West, with few exceptions.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:47 AM (ubFZv)

427 Guys, enough with channeling Jonathan Swift, let the poor man rest in peace, OK?

Joke was OK at first, but now it's been beaten to death. Stop trying to eat it.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:47 AM (JP6CH)

428 hmm, qdp. Never thought of that, I know a few.

thanks.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:48 AM (PF4TZ)

429 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 12:44 AM (7sLSn)

Need a ruling from CBD

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:48 AM (aA3+G)

430 Infidel, you're welcome.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:50 AM (miE9U)

431
I broke my good MAC 3/8 socket wrench last week.
I was trying to free a bolt that was rusted tight, got out a pipe I
keep for leverage, pushed and....the 3/8 nipple-the part the sockets
mount on- snapped clean off. I'm gonna miss that tool, I've had it for
25 years and it was supremely comfortable in the hand.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (JP6CH)

Can't you get the parts? Actually, is MAC still in business? I have some of their ratchets, and that would suck not getting parts.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:52 AM (9Om/r)

432 I have pondered slapping a "Trump 2020 - Because Fuck You, That's Why" bumper sticker on a pickup and driving through Iowa City just for fun. Hm.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:52 AM (ubFZv)

433 I find it Sadie many young men don't own a suit or can't tie a tie. Even if you don't need it for everyday wear, you should still be prepared for weddings, funerals, date nights, and other important occasions.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 29, 2018 12:39 AM (wSjOW

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

Funny story. Daughter and fiancee went shopping and got his wedding suit, shirt, tie, socks, shoes. They are getting married in February. Fiance has always been a mechanic, now a Master Diesel.

None of them could tie a tie. His buddies were also mechanics. They had to bring it to me because hid dad was also a mechanic and never wore one.

I nailed in one with a divoted single windsor, which they left like that for the wedding.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 29, 2018 12:52 AM (ffYR/)

434 >>you can get 4 years in prison for watching the video.



Swedish Prison

They only give you massages 3 times a week in Swedish Prison.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 12:54 AM (D986x)

435 432 I have pondered slapping a "Trump 2020 - Because Fuck You, That's Why" bumper sticker on a pickup and driving through Iowa City just for fun. Hm.




Or Madison
Or Minneappolis/St Paul
On and on

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:54 AM (aA3+G)

436 Jim, I have an old snap on ratchet that is natural finish, no chrome. I was told it was for plane mechanics and it was so small bits of chrome couldnt break off and contaminate something. Does this sound right?

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 12:54 AM (0SnAr)

437 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight. Happy weekend!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 29, 2018 12:55 AM (miE9U)

438 Nite Steve
Be good or be careful

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:55 AM (aA3+G)

439 I nailed in one with a divoted single windsor, which they left like that for the wedding

_ _ _ _

I spent about two hours one night in basic training tying ties for soldiers who didn't know how.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 29, 2018 12:56 AM (crs4T)

440 I love the look of a man in a nice tailored suit. Not the mode4n version with skinny pants and high waters. The opposite is almost also true, nothing looks worse than an ill fitted, rumpled suit.

Posted by: lin-duh galt at December 29, 2018 12:56 AM (kufk0)

441 So, I need a tech geek. I called the county Sheriff
in Pharump on Christmas day to do a welfare check on little bro. Last
ph call on 11/19 ended with a nice convo interrupted by gf screaming
in background and a hang up. Idon't have his address. They live in an
RV park somewhere. He only has a flip ph. Gf has a cell. Any idea if
there is a way to ping her cell for GPS coordinates?

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM


If you've got the numbers, it can be done! I can say that much...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 12:57 AM (CLcKT)

442 MAC tools are still around.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 29, 2018 12:57 AM (5aX2M)

443 qdp, I have tons of VCR tapes I need to get rid of. Lots of classic and war history stuff, John Wayne, westerns. Any ideas? Not getting rid of the original Disney stuff tho. Do have an extra copy of Song of the South.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:57 AM (PF4TZ)

444 Why not just wear a Bolero?

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 12:58 AM (D986x)

445 Zettai Roshia-no Botto

I have the numbers.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:58 AM (PF4TZ)

446 I broke my good MAC 3/8 socket wrench last week. I was trying to free a bolt that was rusted tight, got out a pipe I keep for leverage, pushed and....the 3/8 nipple-the part the sockets mount on- snapped clean off. I'm gonna miss that tool, I've had it for 25 years and it was supremely comfortable in the hand.
Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (JP6CH)

If it's a MAC tool, it should have a lifetime warranty like Snap-On. Trick is to be in the right place at the right time for a tool truck.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 12:59 AM (fDU8w)

447 WallyWorld, 1/4" drive deep socket set made by Stanley purchased 7 years ago. I over stressed the little thing disassembling a 42" mower deck and busted the ratchet.

Stanley has a lifetime guarantee, no receipt required. I called them and within a week and a half a new ratchet was in my mailbox.

Thank you Stanley.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 29, 2018 01:00 AM (AEEhl)

448 Ya know, about Uncle Palp . . .

His ghosting us is just so weird. I wonder if, just maybe, he got banhammered by Ace due to advertisers' complaints?? I mean, the last few weeks his comments, while all in jest, were getting rather violent, what with canal-digging for rifle-butted keks and furries getting the bullet . . .

Would Ace do that, and not tell us when we repeatedly cry out for Palp and worry about him?

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:01 AM (QU+qf)

449 I wonder how much of the decline in tool quality is influenced by the outsourcing of manufacturing jobs overseas.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at December 29, 2018 01:01 AM (crs4T)

450 Don't worry, folks, I got her Grace a blacklight for Christmas.

Posted by: publius, the Poperin Pear Duke at December 28, 2018 11:02 PM (f1Vqw)

That's a vest, isn't it?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 29, 2018 01:01 AM (NMAzL)

451 I have the numbers.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:58 AM


If you've got cause, it shouldn't take more than a visit to your local constabulary...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:01 AM (CLcKT)

452 Few people can pull off a bow tie. One guy, Sonny Morea, a program manager for the Saturn V rocket. George Will, not so much.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 01:02 AM (ubFZv)

453 Garrett, you have a shitload of good stories- from Angelo breaking your nose to Brooke Shields breaking your heart. You would be a great fill-in for the cobs. Maybe some sarcastic relationship advice and your goofy stories. Get the keys, man!

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:02 AM (0SnAr)

454 Crap, that was supposed to be the bolero comment. I should go to bed.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (NMAzL)

455 Eleanor, It's Ace's house.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (PF4TZ)

456 ...Jim, I have an old snap on ratchet that is natural finish, no chrome. I was told it was for plane mechanics and it was so small bits of chrome couldnt break off and contaminate something. Does this sound right?

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 12:54 AM (0SnAr)



That might be an insanely valuable SR-71 tool, which were as you've described.

Because Chrome Vanadium would react as a corrosive electrolyte if scratched against the Titanium surfaces of the aforementioned airframe.

You should do some deep diving into the vintage tool community. You just might have a Unicorn, there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

457 Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 01:02 AM (ubFZv)

Because Will won't wear denim

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (aA3+G)

458 Good game, despite the officiating (with all due respect to our resident officials). Iowa State's qb didn't recover his wits fast enough and Wash State was too good to allow a comeback. Much better game than all the blowouts we've been seeing. Let's hope Clemson and Oklahoma and Bama and Nortre Dame make all the hype worthwhile. Off to read my history of feudalism and get some sleep. See you reprobates in the morning.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 29, 2018 01:05 AM (1FhAQ)

459 They've been waved at me on a few occasions.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:05 AM (D986x)

460 And I made back, safe and sound from the flying road trip to Cold Lake for the funeral for my cousin's wife. Roads were good, and traffic light going north, and I made it in just over 5 hours for 310 miles. Returning South, snow had begun, and roads were sloppy, and traffic very heavy until I got beyond Viking. Took about 6 and a quarter hours coming home.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:05 AM (fDU8w)

461 Zettai

He's 500 miles away. They pulled him up as living here. All they could say is there is no report of death.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:05 AM (PF4TZ)

462 Jim, will do, fuckin a! Got it in the bay area not far from Beale.

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:07 AM (0SnAr)

463
Can't you get the parts? Actually, is MAC still in business? I have some of their ratchets, and that would suck not getting parts.


You'd thinks so, right? And a smart man, or a more careful man, would do exactly that. I was fighting a bolt at the time (and losing), and I just yelled "fuckshitdamnassBITCH!" And tossed the damn thing across the garage into the trash can in disgust. The next day I thought better of it and went to fish it out only to find that Little, for the first time in months (probably because I growled at him in no uncertain terms "Get ALL the trash out this week, no being lazy!" because of all the Christmas waste), had actually emptied the bin in my shop. He never empties that one. But this week he did. So here I sit, hoist on my own petard.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:07 AM (JP6CH)

464 Garrett, can you legally grow weed in Moontana?

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:08 AM (0SnAr)

465 Me? No.

But there is a Medical program that is going to rapidly dissolve into Pot everywhere and for all, no doubt.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:10 AM (D986x)

466 431 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 12:52 AM (9Om/r)

I haven't bought many tools since the 70s. I'm more a hobbyist, and I take care of what I have.

Some tools like a steering wheel puller get used so seldom that I just get 'em from Harbor Freight, figuring they only have to last thru 1 or 2 jobs to pay for themselves.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 01:10 AM (Z4rgH)

467 Because Chrome Vanadium would react as a corrosive electrolyte if scratched against the Titanium surfaces of the aforementioned airframe.

You should do some deep diving into the vintage tool community. You just might have a Unicorn, there.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (QzJWU)

In tools, "Chrome Vanadium" refers to the steel alloy used for the body of the tool, and not the plating.

I just bought, for my "road box" tools, a 203-piece set of Stanley "black chrome" tools that look like Snap-On knockoffs. 72-tooth ratchets in 1/4 3/8, and 1/2" drive. Have not yet put them to any serious use, but they feel nice in the hand. Set was 99.95 CDN. They are definitely better than the old POS socket set in my previous road box.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:11 AM (fDU8w)

468 Seems like a guy could get along pretty well with the basics and a local Tool library. Those seem to be gaining in popularity.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:11 AM (D986x)

469 Jim, I worked with a guy whose brother worked on the sr71s. He had a v8 vega that he painted with sr71 radar absorbing paint, dont know if it worked.

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:11 AM (0SnAr)

470 455 Eleanor, It's Ace's house.
Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:03 AM (PF4TZ)


That said, I think it would be pretty rotten for Ace or any other cob to ban someone without prior warning or explanation.

In Palp's case, I fear the worst. I don't know whether he had any health issues or not.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 01:12 AM (sdi6R)

471 >> 99.95 CDN


What's that in Miles Per Gallon, though?

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:12 AM (D986x)

472 Still have a Crapsman 'deflecting beam' style torque wrench-- it's good enough for most jobs, but when in cramped quarters and cannot get a good view of the scale while turning it at the same time... grrr....


sometimes you NEED the clicker.

Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 01:13 AM (zMzA6)

473 Why not just wear a Bolero?
Posted by: garrett


Because those cork danglers are just distracting.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2018 01:13 AM (ZejZP)

474

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 12:43 AM (PF4TZ)

====SMS Ping by F-Droid. Or contact a hacker.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (oGNNA)

475 Few people can pull off a bow tie. One guy, Sonny Morea, a program manager for the Saturn V rocket. George Will, not so much.
Posted by: Common Tater
----------

I only have a couple for black tie events. Every time, I have to tie the damn thing a couple of times to get it right. Watching myself do it in a mirror, trying to get it right, just exacerbates the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (fUKvD)

476 Eleanor, It's Ace's house.
Posted by: Infidel

Well, duh. I know that. My point was more that so many here have so many fears and questions about Palp's fate, it seems a little . . . odd . . . that if Ace or the cobs knew something about it, they wouldn't let us know.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (QU+qf)

477 What's that in Miles Per Gallon, though?
Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:12 AM (D986x)

Well, it's about $75 USD.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (fDU8w)

478 ...In tools, "Chrome Vanadium" refers to the steel alloy used for the body of the tool, and not the plating.

I just bought, for my "road box" tools, a 203-piece set of Stanley "black chrome" tools that look like Snap-On knockoffs. 72-tooth ratchets in 1/4 3/8, and 1/2" drive. Have not yet put them to any serious use, but they feel nice in the hand. Set was 99.95 CDN. They are definitely better than the old POS socket set in my previous road box.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:11 AM (fDU8w)




Just regurgitating what's long been in the literature there, boss.

Point is though, Blackbird tools were un-plated, and if the alloy wasn't vanadium, well, that's cool, too.

'Cause that electrolytic thing was a thing with 'em there, of that I know I'm not wrong.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:15 AM (QzJWU)

479 Oh, and if I think I need to apply a cheater bar, I'll use an actual Breaker-- NOT a ratchet.

Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 01:15 AM (zMzA6)

480 Why not just wear a Bolero?
Posted by: garrett

Because those cork danglers are just distracting.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2018 01:13 AM (ZejZP)

A Bolero might snag, and become un-Raveled.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:15 AM (fDU8w)

481 Nicely done AOP

Wasn't there a Movie named Bolero with Bo Derek's Tits in it?

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (D986x)

482 AOP, are you gonna drive the ford to arizona?

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (0SnAr)

483 He's 500 miles away. They pulled him up as living here. All they could say is there is no report of death.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:05 AM


They won't tell you anymore than what's public record because, reasons...

If you've got serious concerns he might be in actual danger (or dangerous) or at risk somehow, then that's different...

When my senile dad (pbuh) took off once, he was found quickly via his mobile, but I mentioned he was senile, missing, and armed!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (CLcKT)

484 13 Actually, who even wants that much Budweiser?
Posted by: rickl at December 28, 2018 09:32 PM (sdi6R)


MEEE

Posted by: jimmytheclaw chronic insomniac at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (j7Izs)

485 'Cause that electrolytic thing was a thing with 'em there, of that I know I'm not wrong.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:15 AM (QzJWU)

Oh, not disputing that. I have heard the same. I know they made non-sparking beryllium tools for some critical jobs around explosives, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:18 AM (fDU8w)

486 ...I only have a couple for black tie events. Every time, I have to tie the damn thing a couple of times to get it right. Watching myself do it in a mirror, trying to get it right, just exacerbates the problem.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (fUKvD)



My only bow tie presents as a perfect representation of the State Flag of Texas.

If I've got to go that FORMAL of an event, then a corresponding degree of irreverence is called for, is it not?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:18 AM (QzJWU)

487 AOP, are you gonna drive the ford to arizona?
Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (0SnAr)

Planning on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:18 AM (fDU8w)

488 468 Seems like a guy could get along pretty well with the basics and a local Tool library. Those seem to be gaining in popularity.

Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:11 AM (D986x)


Auto parts stores like AutoZone will lend you specialized tools if you buy the parts from them.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 01:19 AM (Z4rgH)

489 476 Eleanor, It's Ace's house.
Posted by: Infidel

Well, duh. I know that. My point was more that so many here have so many fears and questions about Palp's fate, it seems a little . . . odd . . . that if Ace or the cobs knew something about it, they wouldn't let us know.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:14 AM (QU+qf)


I didn't ban him
If any of the cobs had banned him they would've said something
People leave without a word on occasion

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 01:19 AM (aA3+G)

490 Wasn't there a Movie named Bolero with Bo Derek's Tits in it?
Posted by: garrett at December 29, 2018 01:17 AM (D986x)

I think the movie was Ten.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:19 AM (fDU8w)

491 What's that in Miles Per Gallon, though?
Posted by: garrett
-------

U.S. or Imperial?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:20 AM (fUKvD)

492 The trays for handling/loading the powder bags for the Iowa-class 16" guns were brass, to avoid sparking. Or so I was told in a training film.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:21 AM (QDnY+)

493 In Palp's case, I fear the worst. I don't know whether he had any health issues or not.
FWIW, Ace doesn't do a lot of banning, that usually falls to us, and we usually discuss it in the COBS email group before or afterwards. When Ace does get on a banning spree, being a COB can be like being the priests of an angry god. We just stand back and let the chips fall where they may. I just did a search in my email for "Uncle Palp" and got no hits. So, either



#1 Ace banned him and didn't say anything. It happens, he's the boss
#2 a COB banned him and didn't say anything, which would be unusual
#3 I deleted and removed all of the email discussion on the banning, which I can't remember ever doing

or
#4 He stopped posting here.

Take your pick.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:24 AM (pM87/)

494 Oh, not disputing that. I have heard the same. I know they made non-sparking beryllium tools for some critical jobs around explosives, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
---------

I had a set of small beryllium tools for working on an NMR spectrometer magnet structure.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:25 AM (fUKvD)

495 Maybe palp is on a year long honeymoon?

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:26 AM (PF4TZ)

496 Probably the only other Moron here who's been in Cold Lake, AOP (speak up, if I'm wrong).


Way back in the 80s. But I went up in style - the Canadian Forces' DC-3. They told me it had been sold to Honduras in the 60s or something, then repurchased early 80s. They had some electronic thingamabobs (technical term) installed in the wings, something to do with radar training.


We were delayed for a day by the exotic (to me) condition of an "ice fog" in Edmonchuk. Sadly the Oilers were not in town for a game, but did get a tour of the parliament. These were the days of "Sheikh" Lougheed (sp?). It was funny. There was one/1/uno opposition member in parliament, so his chair sat there, facing all the others - more like a theater for a show trial than a parliament.


Don't remember if we even left the base up there. One night and a day.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:26 AM (QDnY+)

497 I had a set of small beryllium tools for working on an NMR spectrometer magnet structure.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:25 AM (fUKvD)

IIRC, beryllium dust is considered to be very toxic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:27 AM (fDU8w)

498 I didn't ban him
If any of the cobs had banned him they would've said something
People leave without a word on occasion
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan

Thanks for the info, MisHum.

You too, WeirdDave.

Along with Rickl, I too really fear the worst for him.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:28 AM (QU+qf)

499 ...The trays for handling/loading the powder bags for the Iowa-class 16" guns were brass, to avoid sparking. Or so I was told in a training film.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:21 AM (QDnY+)



Go take the tour of the USS Alabama, just East of Mobile.

It is the ONLY BB with the lower turret cut open to allow a tour within the barbette itself.

Every part and operation is there for you to observe.

It brings it all into focus.

Not an IOWA, but still a 16 in Naval Rifle. Same manual of arms in the turret, etc.

Their placards discuss the IOWA disaster, at length.

And the open spaces to tour the engine rooms, reduction gears and boilers, have to be seen to be understood.

I don't think there's another museum ship anywhere with comparable access.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:28 AM (QzJWU)

500 The green and pink scotch-brite pads are metallic based, aluminum for the latter. That became a thing in my unit with the .mil when it was found mechanics were using either of them on certain aircraft components, a no-no, depending.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 01:28 AM (ubFZv)

501 I remember the wild days of yore - 2016 primaries? - when ace was banning like a muthascratcha. Well, not really, but there were a few. Who begged for it, basically.


One of the characteristically hilarious aspects of the whole thing - ace would usually frame the banning in indirect terms, not even use the nics, and go on a rant about the sort of thing that resulted in the ban. Half the time I don't think anyone even knew what he was talking about. But it's fine - his place, it was funny and quirky, and it's doubtful the bannee didn't deserve it.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM (QDnY+)

502 Oh, and if I think I need to apply a cheater bar, I'll use an actual Breaker-- NOT a ratchet.

Indeed. I started my post with the disclaimer about a smarter or more careful man. Obviously, that wasn't me.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM (pM87/)

503 489
People leave without a word on occasion
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 01:19 AM (aA3+G)


Very true, but Palp gave no indication that he was upset or dissatisfied with the blog or other commenters in any way. Usually when someone is going to flounce, there will be some indication of friction or dissatisfaction beforehand.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM (sdi6R)

504 Remember, Palp started with his premise that he was fkn 17 hos at the college, then fell in love. Who knows, maybe his is just lurking.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM (PF4TZ)

505 ...
IIRC, beryllium dust is considered to be very toxic.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:27 AM (fDU8w)



One of Charter Arms Revolves claims to fame in the early '80s, was their beryllium copper firing pins. Indestructible, they said.

A worry, or ?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:31 AM (QzJWU)

506 IIRC, beryllium dust is considered to be very toxic.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
-----------

Don't have any idea what the actual alloy was, but tougher than copper. Just small hand tools.

I'm trying to recall the magnet strength, 4KG, I think.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:32 AM (fUKvD)

507 Don't remember if we even left the base up there. One night and a day.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:26 AM (QDnY+)

They were still flying the CF-104's out pf there, then. My cousin's wife was the civilian secretary to the base commander at that time. When they retired the 104's he offered to take her out for a flight in one of the two-seaters they had. She turned him down because she was too tall to fit comfortably in the seat.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:32 AM (fDU8w)

508 AOP, don't recall the 104s, but the very new CF-18s were the focus of the visit anyway.


And wow - someone turned down a ride in a jet fighter. Not common. Not advised.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

509 I apologize.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at December 29, 2018 01:36 AM (7sLSn)

510 CF-104 Starfighter - a jet engine with a seat and pylons for two missiles atttached!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:36 AM (CLcKT)

511 Did somebody mention hand dug canals?

Posted by: literally serious at December 29, 2018 01:36 AM (dmJhE)

512 I think Palp got caught working the boudoir gambit on a sweet young round-eye by the sweet little Angel. The colonel has him in a pit.

Posted by: choogle at December 29, 2018 01:37 AM (0SnAr)

513 And wow - someone turned down a ride in a jet fighter. Not common. Not advised.



Posted by: rhomboid at December 29, 2018 01:35 AM (QDnY+)

I know. I ragged on her for that. And this was a lady who used to strap on a parachute and jump out of serviceable aircraft. RIP, Leona.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:37 AM (fDU8w)

514 Nite horde, thanks for the info. Time for bed.

Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:38 AM (PF4TZ)

515 Someone here has an email address for Palp. One of the 'ettes. Short of some NSA style backtracking, I suspect that would be the best starting point.

The tough call is, is it any of our business?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:38 AM (fUKvD)

516 CF-104 Starfighter - a jet engine with a seat and pylons for two missiles atttached!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:36 AM (CLcKT)

They had a unique sound. Used to see them fly almost daily when I went up for a visit.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:39 AM (fDU8w)

517 Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM
Lol, but you know it was due to *experience* right? Haha.


"Next time" is usually more successful than "first time" in these things.

Btw, thanks for the ONT!

Posted by: JQ at December 29, 2018 01:39 AM (zMzA6)

518 Remember, Palp started with his premise that he was fkn 17 hos at the college, then fell in love. Who knows, maybe his is just lurking.
Posted by: Infidel

That possibility (or hope) has crossed my mind as well.

HEY PALP, YOU OUT THERE?

WE MISS YOU!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:39 AM (QU+qf)

519 Ace banned himself once, IIRC...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:40 AM (CLcKT)

520 Alright Horde, I am out. Be well, and have a great nigt,

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 29, 2018 01:40 AM (ffYR/)

521 The Starfighter was actually a missile, that fired missiles!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:42 AM (CLcKT)

522 The tough call is, is it any of our business?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:38 AM (fUKvD)

One would think any person of good will would be appreciative of a sincere query about his welfare. And if he were contacted, and gave the brush-off, then no one need call again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:42 AM (fDU8w)

523 I am going to call it a night, too. Was going to have another rum and cola, and got upstairs to make it, and realized, "damn, I'm tired; I've been up since 0430. Time to get horizontal."

So, Good Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 29, 2018 01:44 AM (fDU8w)

524 504 Remember, Palp started with his premise that he was fkn 17 hos at the college, then fell in love. Who knows, maybe his is just lurking.
Posted by: Infidel at December 29, 2018 01:30 AM (PF4TZ)


I don't remember anything about 17 hos. I do remember that he was very much in love with a Vietnamese woman, and talked at great length about her and getting to know her family, and making wedding plans.

The best case scenario I can imagine is that she or her family changed their minds and called off the wedding, and he was too embarrassed to come back here.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 01:45 AM (sdi6R)

525

The Swedish government is simultaneously claiming it has nothing to do with Islam, and you can get 4 years in prison for watching the video. There's no doubt there is no leadership what so ever in the West, with few exceptions.
Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 12:47 AM (ubFZv)

What?!

Posted by: Gem at December 29, 2018 01:45 AM (XoAz8)

526 The tough call is, is it any of our business?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:38 AM (fUKvD)

One would think any person of good will would be appreciative of a sincere query about his welfare. And if he were contacted, and gave the brush-off, then no one need call again.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

I do not disagree. What is necessary is to keep posting the question (or do archive searches) until we can find out who has the address, and if they will share it. After that, it would be a matter of some queries, or cyber-snooping, to get at the email address-holder.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:46 AM (fUKvD)

527 My late Uncle was a USAF Test Pilot, out at Edwards AFB in the '60s.

Mostly flying helicopter stuff, but he had to stay current in the zoomies, all the same.

One fine weekend, he was going to take my late Dad up in an F-104 twin seater. They were both all suited up, briefed and approved.

Only to be bounced by a One Star, who needed to get his "hours" in to keep his flight pay intact.

And that was as close as my Dad got to going up in the '104.

But at least I got to go out on two or three subs. Once was a Tiger Cruise.

The others... "didn't happen".

Post maintenance day shakedowns were funny that way in the early '70s.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:49 AM (QzJWU)

528
Sears, Penney's and Kmart will be cautionary
tales in B Schools for the next 50+ years. Each were already Walmart and
Amazon before either existed. Not embracing tech early on killed them
dead.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at December 28, 2018 09:49 PM (ffYR/)

None of the stage coach or wagon makers were ever successful automobile builders.

Those that had investment in the old technology were the last to invest in the new technology. History tells us this time and time again.

Ford Motor Company has eliminated cars from their future manufacturing plans, only trucks and SUV's, and nearly all of their R and D is in either driverless cars, or flying cars. They at least read history books.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 01:51 AM (UsCnO)

529
None of the stage coach or wagon makers were ever successful automobile builders.

What about Studebaker?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 29, 2018 01:52 AM (aKsyK)

530 Mike, Miley said she has his email.

She said she e-mailed him, and he never responded.

Who knows if that email account is still active, though.

Gah.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 01:54 AM (QU+qf)

531 ...None of the stage coach or wagon makers were ever successful automobile builders.

Those that had investment in the old technology were the last to invest in the new technology. History tells us this time and time again.

Ford Motor Company has eliminated cars from their future manufacturing plans, only trucks and SUV's, and nearly all of their R and D is in either driverless cars, or flying cars. They at least read history books.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 01:51 AM (UsCnO)




Studebaker would beg to disagree. So would Stalin.

To be sure, they peaked at the Lark and Avanti.

But they sure as hell "succeeded' DECADES beyond the horse and wagon era which was their genesis.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


/hasta la nite nite horde!

Posted by: Jim at December 29, 2018 01:55 AM (QzJWU)

532 She said she e-mailed him, and he never responded.

Who knows if that email account is still active, though.

Gah.
Posted by: Eleanor
----------

It is likely our best shot.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:56 AM (fUKvD)

533 IIRC, Palp went AWOL for a spell when he married, because Teh Horde threatened to attend and turn the ceremony into naked, drunken re-enactment of the Battle of Stalingrad...

And I think he delayed his honeymoon, too, for some reason... Maybe this explains his absence...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 01:56 AM (CLcKT)

534 I don't remember Palp saying that he actually got married. I thought that was sometime in the indeterminate future.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 02:00 AM (sdi6R)

535 Dyedye had so much going on, it was difficult to keep up...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 02:02 AM (CLcKT)

536 if i ever disappear just know... it was a stroke from too much ramen.

Or my neighbor grunting everytime he uses the bathroom across the fucking alleyway.

either or.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 29, 2018 02:04 AM (ZejZP)

537 Or Madison

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitairan at December 29, 2018 12:54 AM (aA3+G)

Yeah, that would be a hoot. Those of you from the Land of Cheese but not the Mmmmadison (it's so beautiful) media market probably aren't aware of what a shithole it has become.

Posted by: lurk at December 29, 2018 02:07 AM (j3frD)

538 I don't remember Palp saying that he actually got married. I thought that was sometime in the indeterminate future.
Posted by: rickl

This. Tis truly inexplicable.

And sad. I was fond of the old bugger.

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 02:07 AM (QU+qf)

539 538
And sad. I was fond of the old bugger.
Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at December 29, 2018 02:07 AM (QU+qf)


Yeah, me too.

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 02:10 AM (sdi6R)

540 For some reason, the MTA Song by the Kingston Trio popped into my head, except it's Austin instead of Boston...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 02:16 AM (CLcKT)

541 There's no tube in Austin, is there?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at December 29, 2018 02:17 AM (CLcKT)

542
Who knows if that email account is still active, though.



Gah.
Posted by: Eleanor

====

If it was no longer valid, the email would have bounced.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 29, 2018 02:21 AM (oGNNA)

543 I don't know if Palp liked Wild Turkey. Is not preferred drink of SMR.

But *raises glass*

Posted by: rickl at December 29, 2018 02:29 AM (sdi6R)

544 You'd thinks so, right? And a smart man, or a more
careful man, would do exactly that. I was fighting a bolt at the time
(and losing), and I just yelled "fuckshitdamnassBITCH!" And tossed the
damn thing across the garage into the trash can in disgust. The next day
I thought better of it and went to fish it out only to find that
Little, for the first time in months (probably because I growled at him
in no uncertain terms "Get ALL the trash out this week, no being lazy!"
because of all the Christmas waste), had actually emptied the bin in my
shop. He never empties that one. But this week he did. So here I sit,
hoist on my own petard.

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:07 AM (JP6CH)


An unfortunate end for a loyal tool. I would hate to see what happens when the viagra don't work. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 02:29 AM (9Om/r)

545 An unfortunate end for a loyal tool. I would hate to see what happens when the viagra don't work. lol

I thought we were discussing wrenches. Now you want to talk about pounding nails?

Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 02:33 AM (pM87/)

546 Oh goody, got a minor plumbing leak to fix when I get up

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 03:06 AM (/rm4P)

547 ...None of the stage coach or wagon makers were ever successful automobile builders.



Those that had investment in the old technology were the last to
invest in the new technology. History tells us this time and time again.




Ford Motor Company has eliminated cars from their future
manufacturing plans, only trucks and SUV's, and nearly all of their R
and D is in either driverless cars, or flying cars. They at least read
history books.





Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 01:51 AM (UsCnO)







Studebaker would beg to disagree. So would Stalin.



To be sure, they peaked at the Lark and Avanti.


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

Of course with any general statement, there is an exception.


Capitalism is funny like that. But generally, the "old way" is so ingrained in the company culture and is considered important, to protect or extend the value of the existing technology. The new way of looking at things, with the new upstart, has no problem shucking the existing technology or investment, because there isn't any.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 03:11 AM (UsCnO)

548 Ricardo Kill from TX just stopped commenting
Palp from TX did the same
Hmmm

Posted by: keena at December 29, 2018 03:20 AM (RiTnx)

549 Ricardo Kill from TX just stopped commenting
Palp from TX did the same
Hmmm
Posted by: keena at D




what's your point?

Posted by: yankeefifth at December 29, 2018 03:33 AM (MTjB1)

550 Morning/evening, Horde.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 29, 2018 03:38 AM (VpnSm)

551 Morning/evening, Horde.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 29, 2018 03:38 AM (VpnSm)

Welcome to the dread dead thread.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 29, 2018 03:55 AM (9Om/r)

552 It's okay...I'm filled with dread and nearly dead so.

I am good with it.

Posted by: TickledPink at December 29, 2018 04:08 AM (VpnSm)

553 The vape store douche seems a bit umm

high strung.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 29, 2018 04:42 AM (1vFHw)

554 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2018 04:56 AM (cqNba)

555 >>> The vape store douche seems a bit umm
high strung.

To put it kindly.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 05:14 AM (9t5k1)

556 It's "Bud".
Those of us in serious beer-drinking countries like Australia, Germany, Czech Republic, Slovenia, etc, may have reservations.
If you want to try some good, rice-based beers, head for Viet Nam.

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 05:24 AM (7rlrd)

557

EM BAHAMA MAMA FOADDY-FI!!!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' Hair at December 29, 2018 05:31 AM (kzMjQ)

558 Hi everyone, I haven't checked in for a while. Still no sign of Palp? That's not good...

Though I have to admit I have backed way off on my commenting and lurking here (and at other political/cultural blogs) because, TBH, it was not doing my mental health or my blood pressure any good. I love ya all and I still especially love the Sunday book thread, but, I can only tolerate small doses of all the talk about national divorce, etc. since there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. It's possible, I suppose, that some posters who suddenly vanish have simply lost interest or concluded that blog posting is mentally doing them more harm than good.

Posted by: Secret Square at December 29, 2018 05:32 AM (9WuX0)

559 The last Sears in the area is closing. I guess the biggest winner in the retail game now is the van manufactures. I fear ever for Walmart, with online shopping, Walmart hasn't really got it right yet. I live close to a retail area, and I can guess many of the stores will be gone in a few years, along with the jobs.

Posted by: Colin at December 29, 2018 05:33 AM (Ny+hu)

560

*Whew*

Just finished up a grueling hour with the shake weights. yeah, I said weights "plural". Gainzzzz baby, GAINZZZZ!!!!!

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 05:37 AM (kzMjQ)

561
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2018 05:44 AM (KCxzN)

562 >>> Just finished up a grueling hour with the shake weights. yeah, I said weights "plural"

Did you use the kind with the cooling spray?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 05:48 AM (9t5k1)

563 " I said weights "plural". Gainzzzz baby, GAINZZZZ!!!!! "

Hi Ruthie!


Can I interest you in a lifetime subscription to the 'Jelly of the Month' Club?



Maybe start a 1,000 piece puzzle?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2018 05:49 AM (cqNba)

564
Ricardo Kill from TX just stopped commenting
Palp from TX did the same

Hmmm

Posted by: keena at D

what's your point?

Posted by: yankeefifth


Who is John Galt?

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2018 05:50 AM (KCxzN)

565
Did you use the kind with the cooling spray?

Posted by: fluffy
___________

Oh yeah. The only downside is the chipped teeth.

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 05:56 AM (kzMjQ)

566 Hardly any sleep all night

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 05:57 AM (/rm4P)

567 Last?

Is krakatoa done with our nonsense?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 05:59 AM (9t5k1)

568
Maybe start a 1,000 piece puzzle?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice
__________

Looooovvvvveeee 'em! I usually knockout two of those a day! Keeps my mind sharp as a tack!

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 06:00 AM (kzMjQ)

569
Hardly any sleep all night

Posted by: Skip
_______________

Sleep is over rated. I haven't slept since 1827 and I'm in great shape.

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 06:02 AM (kzMjQ)

570 Good morning all. Long nite of checking on mom. She was awake and dressed at 2 a.m. No convincing her it wasnt time to get up. I let her have her way, she went downstairs and read for abt 10 min then she fell asleep on the couch. But, because i cant trust she wont do something crazy i lay awake listening or checking on her. Makes for a tired saturday :/

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:04 AM (Z/jzm)

571 Might be on our own here, fluffy, the undead woman and me

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:05 AM (/rm4P)

572 I was raised Roman Catholic, I didn't believe in it. She assured me that I would be welcome, and that they had several Catholics in their congregation who had converted to Christianity.

Publius' mother later made the observation that that bunch can be some real rednecks sometimes.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 28, 2018 09:58 PM (NMAzL)


Raised a Roman Catholic myself, that is too funny!

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 29, 2018 06:06 AM (5Yee7)

573 where's Krak this morning?

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

574 463 And tossed the damn thing across the garage into the trash can in disgust.
Posted by: Weirddave at December 29, 2018 01:07 AM (JP6CH)

Maybe you missed, and it's on the floor somewhere?

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:08 AM (Kj9vA)

575 Looks like more bad PR for the NFL:

https://bit.ly/2AmJanW

Enjoy, Goodell

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 06:09 AM (9t5k1)

576 Nothing else is going right for me.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:09 AM (/rm4P)

577 Sorry to hear it, insanity.

Does your mom have dementia?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 06:11 AM (9t5k1)

578 This makes total sense if you're an idiot who just landed from planet Mouthbreather. Anyone who wants more calories can just....order another meal. Shocking.


Perhaps it is a stealth method of getting more taxes?

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

579 Got a water line leak in basement so have to cut it out and replace bad area.
Coffee first

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:12 AM (/rm4P)

580 Skip, no coffee? Coffee helps most evrrything

Fluffy, yes. She's 88 and physically able with only a few health issues but is crazy i'd say 50-60 percent of the time

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:14 AM (Z/jzm)

581
Just got into my wrasslin' leotards. Hulk Hogan is here. I'm a gonna' throw him around the ring a bit. I usually pin him in under 20 seconds. He's such a pansy. You guys really should see the movie,, it's all in there...



Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 06:15 AM (kzMjQ)

582 >>Got a water line leak in basement so have to cut it out and replace bad area

Yikes! Did much get ruined?

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:17 AM (Z/jzm)

583 Sears is the place with the man on page 602. Who can ever forget his hog hanging out the bottom of his drawers? Why, there's even a Country Classic about it. Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1lz5MMaOrA

Posted by: Yor, the Hunter from the Future at December 29, 2018 06:17 AM (Jj+59)

584 526 The tough call is, is it any of our business?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:38 AM (fUKvD)

One would think any person of good will would be appreciative of a sincere query about his welfare. And if he were contacted, and gave the brush-off, then no one need call again.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
----------

I do not disagree. What is necessary is to keep posting the question (or do archive searches) until we can find out who has the address, and if they will share it. After that, it would be a matter of some queries, or cyber-snooping, to get at the email address-holder.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 29, 2018 01:46 AM (fUKvD)

Early on after his departure, the 'ette who has his email address reported he's fine. I forget which 'ette this is, but it's one of high standing. I'd leave it to her, the person to whom he gave his address.

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:17 AM (Kj9vA)

585 ears is not long for this world. Have a link if Krak ever gets here.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:18 AM (mpXpK)

586 No, wife was up in middle of night and found it, turned valve off. But need to go empty Shop Vac and clean up some water then start cutting it out. Have here whatever I will need.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:19 AM (/rm4P)

587
Sears is the place with the man on page 602. Who can ever forget his hog hanging out the bottom of his drawers?
*******

Yeah,, I did that photo shoot.

Posted by: Ruth Bader Ginsburg at December 29, 2018 06:20 AM (kzMjQ)

588 >>586 No

That's good, and also that you have the skills, to fix it. Priceless.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:23 AM (Z/jzm)

589 I swear on my Sacred Honor that is me on page 602. Nikki Haley will confirm.

Posted by: Will Folks at December 29, 2018 06:23 AM (Jj+59)

590 Ok. Moms mobile. Hearing sounds of her setting table. Better go if i dont want to eat ceareal with OJ on it.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:25 AM (Z/jzm)

591 I swear I am on a bad streak right now.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:26 AM (/rm4P)

592 insanity- good luck.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:27 AM (/rm4P)

593 558 Hi everyone, I haven't checked in for a while. Still no sign of Palp? That's not good...

Though I have to admit I have backed way off on my commenting and lurking here (and at other political/cultural blogs) because, TBH, it was not doing my mental health or my blood pressure any good. I love ya all and I still especially love the Sunday book thread, but, I can only tolerate small doses of all the talk about national divorce, etc. since there isn't a whole lot I can do about it. It's possible, I suppose, that some posters who suddenly vanish have simply lost interest or concluded that blog posting is mentally doing them more harm than good.
Posted by: Secret Square at December 29, 2018 05:32 AM (9WuX0)

Nice to see you; thanks for this.

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:28 AM (Kj9vA)

594 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 29, 2018 06:29 AM (1vFHw)

595 Don't have a link for Sears. must have been on an earlier thread. Anyway, they say it will go under in a day or two.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:29 AM (mpXpK)

596 594 Morning Mouth Breathers
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 29, 2018 06:29 AM (1vFHw)

heh

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:31 AM (Kj9vA)

597 Lucky me yesterday.
I got to go to the doctor. Who was running about an hour behind. Not to worry though, CNN is on in the waiting room.

I don't watch them, or any newz shows, but it was an hour of bash Trump. They really need to change it to "Orangemanbad Network"

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:32 AM (8ikIW)

598 Well, litter boxes are cleaned.

1St load of laundry is out of the wash.

Yeah, me!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2018 06:33 AM (cqNba)

599 570 Good morning all. Long nite of checking on mom. She was awake and dressed at 2 a.m. No convincing her it wasnt time to get up. I let her have her way, she went downstairs and read for abt 10 min then she fell asleep on the couch. But, because i cant trust she wont do something crazy i lay awake listening or checking on her. Makes for a tired saturday :/
Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 06:04 AM (Z/jzm)

Going through similar with my Dad. Luckily I have a bunch of brothers and sisters to help.

Posted by: clutch at December 29, 2018 06:33 AM (kiSdp)

600 597 Lucky me yesterday.
I got to go to the doctor. Who was running about an hour behind. Not to worry though, CNN is on in the waiting room.



I don't watch them, or any newz shows, but it was an hour of bash Trump. They really need to change it to "Orangemanbad Network"


Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:32 AM (8ikIW)


My Hematologist used to run 3 - 5 hours behind. I quit going to him.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:35 AM (mpXpK)

601 That should be oncologist.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:36 AM (mpXpK)

602 My Hematologist used to run 3 - 5 hours behind. I quit going to him.
Posted by: Vic

WOW!
This is the first time I've waited more then 15 minutes. Sometimes he's ready for me when I walk in the door. This was unusual for him.

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:37 AM (8ikIW)

603 ...It's possible, I suppose, that some posters who suddenly vanish have simply lost interest or concluded that blog posting is mentally doing them more harm than good.

Posted by: Secret Square


another thing to consider WRT Ricardo & Palp: both were in the midst of changes to their "domestic situation" (both were getting married. IIRC). Priorities change; they either decided they don't have the time to spend here an the HQ or have been told they don't have the time to spend here

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2018 06:39 AM (KCxzN)

604 Coffee is on, making breakfast then go see what the issue is.
No point in being tired and hungry, just go on tired.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:39 AM (/rm4P)

605 If we are not going to get a thread until MU's coffee thread at 0830 I need to go to the grocery store.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:41 AM (mpXpK)

606 597 Lucky me yesterday.
I got to go to the doctor. Who was running about an hour behind. Not to worry though, CNN is on in the waiting room.

I don't watch them, or any newz shows, but it was an hour of bash Trump. They really need to change it to "Orangemanbad Network"
Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:32 AM (8ikIW)


You didn't complain about CNN to the office staff??? I would have raised hell in a bucket with a stick, and if they didn't turn off CNN, I would have found a new physician.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 29, 2018 06:41 AM (TdMsT)

607
Coffee is on, making breakfast then go see what the issue is.
No point in being tired and hungry, just go on tired.

Posted by: Skip
__________________

That's a fuckin' excellent idea!

Posted by: Grover at December 29, 2018 06:42 AM (kzMjQ)

608 606 You didn't complain about CNN to the office staff??? I would have raised hell in a bucket with a stick, and if they didn't turn off CNN, I would have found a new physician.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 29, 2018 06:41 AM (TdMsT)


If I see CNN on in he doctor's waiting room and I can reach the TV I turn it to Fox. It isn't much better now, but it IS better than CNN.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:44 AM (mpXpK)

609 I just assume when people quit commenting here they are as burned out as I am by politics, but have the sense to break it off.

Posted by: Bah! at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (zy5Ai)

610 I see from a American Thinker article theat the movie They Shall Never Grow Old is going to come around later on. It is a amazing movie.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (/rm4P)

611 You didn't complain about CNN to the office staff??? I would have raised hell in a bucket with a stick, and if they didn't turn off CNN, I would have found a new physician.
Posted by: Ladyl

No. It's a large waiting room. I go off to one side to sit. You can't really hear the babel from the TV. I looked up occasionally to see what they were talking about, then went back to reading the REAL news at AoSHQ

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

612 skip sorry for your travails so early in the a.m.

Posted by: Bah! at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (zy5Ai)

613 >>> Well, litter boxes are cleaned.

Multiple? Are you a crazy cat person?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 06:46 AM (9t5k1)

614 610 I see from a American Thinker article theat the movie They Shall Never Grow Old is going to come around later on. It is a amazing movie.
Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (/rm4P)

Did your dad like it? Maybe you've talked about it on a thread I missed.

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:47 AM (Kj9vA)

615
If I see CNN on in he doctor's waiting room and I can reach the TV I turn it to Fox. It isn't much better now, but it IS better than CNN.
Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:44 AM (mpXpK)


We need to start BITCHING to about CNN. Please don't be passive about it. In the lobby of my financial advisor, they only have on the food network now!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 29, 2018 06:47 AM (TdMsT)

616
No. It's a large waiting room. I go off to one side to sit. You can't really hear the babel from the TV. I looked up occasionally to see what they were talking about, then went back to reading the REAL news at AoSHQ
Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:45 AM (8ikIW)


I don't go to the doctor to be insulted. And CNN insults me. We all need to start speaking up!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 29, 2018 06:50 AM (TdMsT)

617 "Multiple? Are you a crazy cat person?"

No, not I.

But Mrs VIA has the Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2018 06:52 AM (cqNba)

618
I don't go to the doctor to be insulted. And CNN insults me. We all need to start speaking up!!!
Posted by: Ladyl

That's tough for me to do. I go from "could you please do something about..." to "F you and everyone that looks like you!" in about 9 seconds

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:52 AM (8ikIW)

619 "I go from "could you please do something about..." to "F you and everyone that looks like you!" in about 9 seconds"

Bruce...

Have a Snickers bar.

You're not you when you're hungry.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at December 29, 2018 06:54 AM (cqNba)

620 614 Yeah but knew he would, he did say was disappointed it didn't cover the air war, but I see it was better staying on a strict subject.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:54 AM (/rm4P)

621 Bruce...

Have a Snickers bar.

You're not you when you're hungry.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Or an open bar in the waiting room

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:55 AM (8ikIW)

622 Lady's I just turned off Clown Nose Network the other day at my eye doc. Silence with your own thoughts is good.

Posted by: clutch at December 29, 2018 06:55 AM (kiSdp)

623 My dentist keeps the waiting room TV on those real estate/home fix-up channels.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

624 >>> But Mrs VIA has the Crazy Cat Lady Starter Set.

I think we have the upgrade from the starter set.

I notice that you did not give a number. You are a wise man, Sir.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 06:57 AM (9t5k1)

625 Lady's I just turned off Clown Nose Network the other day at my eye doc. Silence with your own thoughts is good.
Posted by: clutch

That's what I prefer. My eye doc has no TV and the best magazines like Car and Driver in his waiting room.
Problem is, he keeps you waiting for about 2 minutes

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 06:57 AM (8ikIW)

626 620 614 Yeah but knew he would, he did say was disappointed it didn't cover the air war, but I see it was better staying on a strict subject.
Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 06:54 AM (/rm4P)

All very cool.

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:58 AM (Kj9vA)

627 well, it's officially an hour late and $10 short now.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:58 AM (mpXpK)

628 623 My dentist keeps the waiting room TV on those real estate/home fix-up channels.
Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:57 AM (mpXpK)

Much better idea!

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 06:59 AM (Kj9vA)

629 I'm the Earl of Funk, I'm the Duke of Cool, I'm the Ayatollah of Rock-n-Rolla.

Posted by: GnuBreed, get off my lawn Barack at December 29, 2018 07:00 AM (Z4rgH)

630 >>> My dentist keeps the waiting room TV on those real estate/home fix-up channels.
Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 06:57 AM (mpXpK)
>>> Much better idea!

How about Russian dash cam footage?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 07:00 AM (9t5k1)

631 Bet the short week threw Krak off, he probably thinks it isn't Saturday

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 07:04 AM (/rm4P)

632 How about Russian dash cam footage?
Posted by: fluffy

That or wackiest videos, with the sound off

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 07:06 AM (8ikIW)

633 631 Bet the short week threw Krak off, he probably thinks it isn't Saturday

Posted by: Skip


I just attribute it to krak having premature eruption issues.

It happens to the best of us.

Posted by: GnuBreed, get off my lawn Barack at December 29, 2018 07:06 AM (Z4rgH)

634 Oh, I almost forgot.
CNN has a government shutdown timer on the bottom of the screen. Hours and minutes ticking off.

So...ARMAGEDON!

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 07:08 AM (8ikIW)

635 I will agree that tat in the thread has to be the ultimate tramp stamp, so much wondering if its real.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 07:08 AM (/rm4P)

636 I will agree that tat in the thread has to be the ultimate tramp stamp, so much wondering if its real.
Posted by: Skip

It's on the internet, it must be true

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 07:09 AM (8ikIW)

637 631 Bet the short week threw Krak off, he probably thinks it isn't Saturday

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 07:04 AM (/rm4P)


Patience is a virtue.


And we're all pretty g0ddamaned frickin virtuous here, right! No? Then where's our EMT!!!!

Posted by: Gref at December 29, 2018 07:09 AM (AMIL/)

638 And we're all pretty g0ddamaned frickin virtuous here, right! No? Then where's our EMT!!!!
Posted by: Gref

I've been told a Snickers bar would help your mood

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 07:10 AM (8ikIW)

639 >>Going through similar with my Dad. Luckily I have a bunch of brothers and sisters to help.
Posted by: clutch at December 29, 2018 06:33 AM (kiSdp)

It's definitely a challenge. My son is a huge help, and my sibs do what they can, but sadly that's not much.

Today may actually be a semi-normal day. Amazing how she can have moments of sanity and then wham! Crazy-lady! Gotta laugh, or you cry i guess.

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 07:12 AM (Z/jzm)

640 I will agree that tat in the thread has to be the ultimate tramp stamp, so much wondering if its real.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 07:08 AM (/rm4P)


Trust your dickhead. It will NEVER lead you astray.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 07:12 AM (Z4rgH)

641 639 >> she can have moments of sanity and then wham! Crazy-lady! Gotta laugh, or you cry i guess.
Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 07:12 AM (Z/jzm)

Has she lost her "filter"?

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 07:13 AM (Kj9vA)

642 The interwebs must be near-to-crashing with so many of us refreshing madly in hopes of being First!!!!

Posted by: Gref at December 29, 2018 07:14 AM (AMIL/)

643 'Sup! fellow slackers and mouth breathers! 3 more working days 'til New years Day.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2018 07:14 AM (YndB3)

644 >>Has she lost her "filter"?
Posted by: m

Sometimes. Shes super critical of me. ie: when are you going to do something abt that hair?

Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 07:17 AM (Z/jzm)

645 >>> 'Sup! fellow slackers and mouth breathers! 3 more working days 'til New years Day.

Too bad you have to work. I'm not going back to the orifice until Wednesday.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 07:17 AM (9t5k1)

646 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 29, 2018 07:18 AM (bim/x)

647 644 >>Has she lost her "filter"?
Posted by: m

Sometimes. Shes super critical of me. ie: when are you going to do something abt that hair?
Posted by: My life is insanity at December 29, 2018 07:17 AM (Z/jzm)

Wishing you an endless supply of patience!

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 07:20 AM (Kj9vA)

648 Well I haven't got all day. I have to get to Walmart before all those post Christmas shoppers get there for their Sat binge.


Be back later, mAYBE

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:20 AM (mpXpK)

649
The interwebs must be near-to-crashing with so many of us refreshing madly in hopes of being First!!!!

Posted by: Gref at December 29, 2018 07:14 AM


Nah. Web traffic, especially to pron sites, is down tremendously ever since the government shutdown.

PornHub just announced their first ever layoffs.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 29, 2018 07:21 AM (jYje5)

650 Ok, put it off long enough, hopefully be back shortly.

Posted by: Skip at December 29, 2018 07:23 AM (/rm4P)

651 forget about brother's weekly call.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:24 AM (mpXpK)

652 I declare today to be Jonah Goldberg Day.

Everyone has to eat my asshole with a fork.

You DO have a fork, don't you, prole?

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 29, 2018 07:26 AM (Z4rgH)

653 Awake before the EMT. Dammit!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 29, 2018 07:27 AM (EZebt)

654 >>> Everyone has to eat my asshole with a fork.

Sock puppet fail?

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 07:30 AM (9t5k1)

655 Alrighty then. Bacon and eggs and toast down the gullet, large cup of coffee done, tiny pups fed and their bacon lust satiated. My work here is complete. Now to go to work.

Play nice and don't trash the place. And stay outta the liquor cabinet. Except Vic. He rates.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2018 07:32 AM (YndB3)

656
Shame about that 26 year old writer for The Federalist who died. They're saying swine flu, but I suspect she contracted pink eye which caused meningitis. Always keep some 'Naphcon A' or other brand name eye drops which contain Naphazoline Hydrochloride as an ingredient around.

I lost a cousin under similar circumstances. Alive and healthy one day, dead the next.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 29, 2018 07:33 AM (jYje5)

657
652 I declare today to be Jonah Goldberg Day.


NRO's Gang of THOTs Leader with the Garrison Keillor vibe!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2018 07:34 AM (pNxlR)

658 655 Play nice and don't trash the place. And stay outta the liquor cabinet. Except Vic. He rates.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 29, 2018 07:32 AM (YndB3)


I have wait for 9 am as I am low.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:34 AM (mpXpK)

659 an Hannan: Falling IQ scores may explain why politics has turned so nasty

I admire Dan a lot, but I think he misses most of the boat here. The main reason that politics is so nasty is because one side profits politically from making it so and keeping it so. It's as simple as that.


There's no contradiction here. Both can be true, and probably are.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 29, 2018 07:34 AM (VaN/j)

660 >>> I have wait for 9 am as I am low.

We may or may not have a lifetime supply in our house.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 07:36 AM (9t5k1)

661 OK.. Time to do stuff, BBL

Posted by: Bruce at December 29, 2018 07:38 AM (8ikIW)

662
While waiting for the tires to be replaced on my car yesterday, "The Wendy Williams Show" came up on the waiting room television. This blob sat in a chair and made gossipy and inarticulate pronouncements about mostly celebrities of color. What took the cake was her saying that Miley Cyrus and her mother should take the time to smoke weed together at home for an authentic bonding experience. Without objection, the set's volume was zeroed out immediately after that.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2018 07:42 AM (pNxlR)

663 When I was in college they decided to stop our biggest party weekend by forbidding parties on college property and (not sure how they did this) in the city. All that meant was that students rented fields in the surrounding county, and got shitfaced there. Instead of staggering back to their apartments or dorms, they all had to drive back.

That is the college administrator's mindset for you.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 29, 2018 07:43 AM (VaN/j)

664 Morning Horde. I think I snored myself awake. Got to go back to using the CPAP.

Posted by: joncelli, providing the traditional responses at December 29, 2018 07:48 AM (1FhAQ)

665
My undergrad school sponsored an afternoon gathering in early autumn at a state park located sixty miles from the campus. The drinking age at the time was eighteen and driving to the location was the only option. Imagine the chaos. Imagine the good times.

They still hold the event, but at a state park no more than twenty miles away and, of course, the drinking age is back up to twenty-one.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2018 07:49 AM (pNxlR)

666
Big whoop!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2018 07:49 AM (pNxlR)

667 665
My undergrad school sponsored an afternoon gathering in early autumn at a state park located sixty miles from the campus. The drinking age at the time was eighteen and driving to the location was the only option. Imagine the chaos. Imagine the good times.

They still hold the event, but at a state park no more than twenty miles away and, of course, the drinking age is back up to twenty-one.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 29, 2018 07:49 AM (pNxlR)


the whole US is 18 now thanks to MADD and congress liberals in both parties.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:52 AM (mpXpK)

668 Nicely done, Krebs

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2018 07:52 AM (NpvYf)

669 the whole US is 18 now thanks to MADD and congress liberals in both parties.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:52 AM (mpXpK)


excuse me 21

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 07:56 AM (mpXpK)

670 229 I'm torn between "what the fuck was that" and "kill it with fire"
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 28, 2018 11:07 PM (9Om/r)

It's like that one scene in Breakfast at Tiffany's where Audrey Hepburn smiles coquettishly and bellows "LET'S TAKE THIS OUTSIDE AND I'LL PUNCH YOUR BRAIN DOWN YOUR THROAT WITH MY DICK, SHITLORD" and then smashes the beer bottle on her Adam's apple.
Posted by: hogmartin at December 28, 2018 11:13 PM (t+qrx)

heh

Posted by: m at December 29, 2018 07:58 AM (Kj9vA)

671 In Wisconsin, an under-age kid can have a drink in a restaurant if he's accompanied by a parent.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:01 AM (lwiT4)

672 If the Government is still taxing you, it isn't Shut Down.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 08:01 AM (UsCnO)

673 671 In Wisconsin, an under-age kid can have a drink in a restaurant if he's accompanied by a parent.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:01 AM (lwiT4)


not true any more. US law overrules it.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

674 not true any more. US law overrules it.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)


I did not know that. It's been awhile since I had an under-age kid.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:04 AM (lwiT4)

675 >>> I did not know that. It's been awhile since I had an under-age kid.

You'll have to settle for getting the grandchildren liquored up.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 08:06 AM (9t5k1)

676 You'll have to settle for getting the grandchildren liquored up.

Posted by: fluffy at December 29, 2018 08:06 AM (9t5k1)


I can just see the 6 year old now. He's goofy enough as it is.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:07 AM (lwiT4)

677 not true any more. US law overrules it.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

Very true. And Ohio also.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:08 AM (wYseH)

678 Well I'm back but it is almost time for new thread.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:08 AM (mpXpK)

679 Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:07 AM (lwiT4)

How goes it young lady?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:09 AM (wYseH)

680 Headed to a funeral this morning for a 41 year old cousin. Cancer. Yet Pelosi persists.

Posted by: freaked at December 29, 2018 08:09 AM (UdKB7)

681 677 not true any more. US law overrules it.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:02 AM (mpXpK)

Very true. And Ohio also.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:08 AM (wYseH)


Is most certainly true thanks to a SCOTUS in 1920.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

682 good morning, all. Yesterday I renewed/upgraded my driver's license. (It's that or carry my passport anytime I need to enter a federal building or fly, even within the US). They take the photo at the office and you have to bring your original S/S card among other proofs. Wonder if this will make a dent in identity fraud. It took less than an hour and everyone was pleasant. How about that?
BTW, there was a concerted push to get folks to register to vote and TG 'Republican" was still an option. If the Left has its way, that box could disappear in future.

Posted by: vivi at December 29, 2018 08:11 AM (11H2y)

683 Good morning CBD. I think maybe there's a tingle or two happening, so I have hope. Grandkids all made weird twisty faces for Christmas pictures so I wouldn't stand out.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:12 AM (lwiT4)

684 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2018 06:39 AM (KCxzN)

FWIW, not that anyone gives a hoot, but after the "disappearance" of Uncle Palp, I created a security notification protocol that I think is reasonable:
1. Daughter H has been given a sealed envelope containing my Platinum Membership Card and instructions for posting a status update on AoS and
2. The envelope also contains the (pseudo) names and email addresses of several posters and a COB that I know from here with notification information.


Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2018 08:12 AM (f3oO4)

685 682 They take the photo at the office and you have to bring your original S/S card among other proofs. Wonder if this will make a dent in identity fraud. It took less than an hour and everyone was pleasant. How about that?
BTW, there was a concerted push to get folks to register to vote and TG 'Republican" was still an option. If the Left has its way, that box could disappear in future.

Posted by: vivi at December 29, 2018 08:11 AM (11H2y)


I no longer have my original SS card, and IIANM it says on the card not legal identification.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:13 AM (mpXpK)

686 Original SS card? I haven't seen mine in at least 30 years. I have one of those new DL's too. I think I brought in my passport as ID.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:14 AM (lwiT4)

687 Here you have to bring a birth certificate for initial driver's license.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:15 AM (mpXpK)

688 Is most certainly true thanks to a SCOTUS in 1920.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:11 AM (mpXpK)

Sure. Go with that.



Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:15 AM (wYseH)

689 If the Government is still taxing you, it isn't Shut Down.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at December 29, 2018 08:01 AM (UsCnO)


The accountants of the IRS are the MOST ESSENTIAL government employees that the Deep Establishment has, no way they aren't going to be on the job!

Posted by: L Lerner at December 29, 2018 08:15 AM (f3oO4)

690 G'mornin' Horde !

19 degrees, half inch of fresh snow, waning moon faintly visible through the clouds, coffee hot & in hand.

All is apparently well !

(though I find the lack of an EMT ... disturbing.)

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2018 08:17 AM (jI3MC)

691 Anyway what you bring must be a legal document AND it must have birth date or age on it. But SC still does nit meet that BS federal license/ID act as interpreted by the Obama regulators who added outrageous records storage requirements that Trump has not rolled back yet.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:17 AM (mpXpK)

692 In fact, there are eight states that allow 18-20 year olds to drink under various circumstances.

But please, go with what you are 100% sure of....

You remind me of Reagan's comments about liberals.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:17 AM (wYseH)

693 ...there was a concerted push to get folks to register to vote and TG 'Republican" was still an option. If the Left has its way, that box could disappear in future.

Posted by: vivi at December 29, 2018 08:11 AM


in the future, the options will be:

[ ] Party Member
[ ] Other (this form is null & void if checked)

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 29, 2018 08:18 AM (KCxzN)

694
My social security card is probably half its original size. Like something nibbled away at all four corners of it.

Posted by: Newest Nic at December 29, 2018 08:18 AM (jYje5)

695 This is what I got off the Wisconsin dot gov website:

Can an underage person possess and consume alcohol beverages on licensed premises?

Yes. Persons under age 21 may possess and consume alcohol
beverages if they are with their parents, guardians or spouses of legal
drinking age; but this is at the discretion of the licensee. The
licensed premise may choose to prohibit consumption and possession of
alcohol beverages by underage persons.

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:18 AM (lwiT4)

696 Ya'll still up?

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 29, 2018 08:22 AM (dUJdY)

697 No, Jewells, I think this is all the day shift now.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2018 08:25 AM (jI3MC)

698 688 Sure. Go with that.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 29, 2018 08:15 AM (wYseH)



Since all of the legal people are going with it I will too. SCOTUS ruled that federal laws were supreme over State in laws in 1920 and a court case specifically affirmed that in 1987.



The act was expressly upheld as constitutional in 1987 by the United States Supreme Court in South Dakota v. Dole.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:26 AM (mpXpK)

699 PA insisted on my passport AND actual social security card (which I hadn't seen, nor had anybody wanted in forty years). So I went to the SS office with my passport and got another SS card.

Posted by: t-bird at December 29, 2018 08:28 AM (QrTqV)

700 think I will wander off back to bed, grumpy ass people in the morning make me grumpy as well..

Posted by: bah - BAH at December 29, 2018 08:29 AM (zy5Ai)

701 Well then, I'm proud that Wisconsin is in the vanguard of resisting federal encroachment !
Not to mention how much I'm looking forward to the spectacle of a couple of fibbies trying to arrest a family out of some rural tavern for breaking this law !

Forward !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2018 08:30 AM (jI3MC)

702 I have an urgent request from the prayer list from Ladyl:

A very close friend was diagnosed with mantle cell lymphoma over 6 years ago. The disease, until very recently, remained dormant. The cancer has become active and is aggressive and hard to treat. Please pray for remission and a return to good health.


I will put it on the prayer list for Wednesday's Daily Rant, but just wanted to get it out here now. Also, for those that didn't see it, WeirdDave has a prayer request above i for a 2 1/2 year old boy (Lincoln) he knows who has high risk neuroblastoma. Thanks

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2018 08:30 AM (AllCR)

703 Coffee time

Posted by: tbodie at December 29, 2018 08:31 AM (4IFkp)

704 I find it ironic that the real ID act as interpreted by mindless Obamanite bureaucrats requires all kind of documentation for a driver's license but all the Democrats insist on no requirements for voting.

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:31 AM (mpXpK)

705 I saw Russian Dash Cam Video open for Strawberry Alarm Clock at the Fillmore

Posted by: Common Tater at December 29, 2018 08:31 AM (ubFZv)

706 No, Jewells, I think this is all the day shift now.

I know, poor attempt at humor.

Posted by: Jewells45 at December 29, 2018 08:33 AM (dUJdY)

707 Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2018 08:12 AM (f3oO4)

Of course we give a hoot.! We care about you! We're a family here and when people disappear it's disconcerting. I feel that way about people who have contacted me about prayer requests and then I don't here from them and can't get in touch because my last hard drive with their contact information crashed and I don't have the funds to get it repaired so I have no idea how they're doing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 29, 2018 08:34 AM (AllCR)

708 nood finally

Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:34 AM (mpXpK)

709 Posted by: Vic at December 29, 2018 08:31 AM (mpXpK)

Priorities, comrade, priorities!

Besides the Dems are the ones counting the votes, so...

Posted by: Hrothgar at December 29, 2018 08:35 AM (f3oO4)

710 Some states edge around the RealID law by issuing two different classes of drivers license, one is compliant, the other isn't.
Only difference is a little star in the upper right corner.
Which ought to be the only one acceptable for voting.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at December 29, 2018 08:35 AM (jI3MC)

711 YouTube has a live clip of the Moody Blues in concert singing "Wildest Dreams", from 2008 I think. Can't tell it from the album cut from 40 years ago. How do they keep their vocal cords intact?

Posted by: grammie winger, church pirate at December 29, 2018 08:37 AM (lwiT4)

712 Vape store guy needs to hook up with Game Stop Tranny. Love at first fight.

Posted by: Eric at December 29, 2018 08:11 PM (LiN1N)

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John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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