Saturday Overnight Open Thread (1/26/19)

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The Saturday Night Joke


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Need a place to live? For a small fee and a letter you could become Alberta Oil Peon's neighbor. J/K

On the market for a new home? This one comes with a hefty discount.

This week, a homeowner in Alberta, Canada announced she’d sell her home, worth an estimated $1.7 million, in exchange for a $19 USD entry fee and a letter, explaining why they deserve it.

Despite the 5000-square foot home’s wine cellar, library, chef’s kitchen, and lake-side view, Alla Wagner, the homeowner in question, has had trouble selling the property, citing Alberta’s unsettled real estate market.

In a Facebook post, she described her health as the motivation for ultimately needing to sell it.


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For the fans of Valentine's Day I have some bad news for you. Sweetheart candies are not available this year.

They say absence makes the heart grow fonder.

That adage may be put to the test this Valentine’s Day, when consumers realize the popular Sweethearts candy — you know, the little sugar hearts with messages such as “Kiss Me” and “Be Mine” — won’t be on store shelves.

New England Confectionery Company — or Necco — made the conversation hearts, which have been a staple of Valentine’s Day gifts for decades. But Necco had a tumultuous 2018, abruptly shutting down in July after an investment firm bought it from a bankruptcy auction. It got new life when it was subsequently bought by Spangler Candy Co. in September, but by then it was apparently too late to restart production and distribution in time for Valentine’s Day.


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The ONT Musical Interlude

From 13 strange album covers, Chicken Coup deVille


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Cold war inventions that didn't pan out.

They say necessity is the mother of invention, but when said necessity involves winning an arms race and avoiding nuclear catastrophe, you can count on the birth of way too many inventions! This pressure to create is sure to generate some world-changing ideas, but it’s also highly likely you’ll wind up with a whole bunch of nonsense.


If you're a regular, you knew it was coming. If you're new to The ONT, enjoy!


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When you were a kid, did you ever write to a business looking for something? Meet Patch Hurty

Patch Hurty was five when he found the Ford badge on the side of the road near his house in Connecticut. He loves cars, so he was pumped about this find—car names were some of the first words he was learning to read, and now he had a badge of his own from a real car


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A ray of hope in the Alzheimer's battle. The cause may be dental care.

If you bled when you brushed your teeth this morning, you might want to get that seen to. We may finally have found the long-elusive cause of Alzheimer’s disease: Porphyromonas gingivalis, the key bacteria in chronic gum disease.

That’s bad, as gum disease affects around a third of all people. But the good news is that a drug that blocks the main toxins of P. gingivalis is entering major clinical trials this year, and research published today shows it might stop and even reverse Alzheimer’s. There could even be a vaccine.

Alzheimer’s is one of the biggest mysteries in medicine. As populations have aged, dementia has skyrocketed to become the fifth biggest cause of death worldwide. Alzheimer’s constitutes some 70 per cent of these cases and yet, we don’t know what causes it.


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Barbasol, shave like a man.

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Playing with one's self can lead to blindness. Nine pounds of marijuana might help with the cure. Genius Award Winner.

Three people were arrested on drug charges following an investigation into a man pleasuring himself in a Dover Target dressing room with the door open, city authorities announced Friday.

According to authorities, officers were dispatched to the Target at 148 John Hunn Brown Road on both Saturday, January 19, and Thursday, January 24, 2019, for reports of a man they identified as Lewis Foreman, 23, of Dover, masturbating in a fitting room while the door was open. In both cases, he fled the store in a gold Jaguar.


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Jayme Closs is a survivor. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old girl who spent 88 days in captivity after her parents were shot dead in northwest Wisconsin, will receive $US25,000 ($35,270) in reward money pledged for information leading to her safe return.

Hormel Foods, a Fortune 500 company based in Minnesota, put up the money last October, doubling the reward promised by the FBI after Closs disappeared on October 15. The girl's parents had worked for a local turkey plant operated by Jennie-O Turkey Store, which is a Hormel subsidiary.


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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by The NSA.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. We don't need no stinkin' coding classes.

H/T to several Morons who submitted the Saturday Night Joke. Thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




Comments

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1 G'evening y'all!

Posted by: NC Ref at January 26, 2019 09:56 PM (KB3MD)

2 Ahoy, ſodomites!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 09:56 PM (CLcKT)

3 First!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 09:56 PM (c1nDO)

4 One double bourbon n bacon with water back, please.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 09:57 PM (ed8K1)

5 Hello

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 09:57 PM (/Z/Su)

6 Dang! Hangs head in shame

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 09:57 PM (c1nDO)

7 If I was any good at it, I'd call it catching!

Posted by: Just the punchline at January 26, 2019 09:58 PM (KB3MD)

8 Smoking will kill you.

Bacon will kill you.

Smoking Bacon will cure it.

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 09:59 PM (/Z/Su)

9 Holy hell. I love that Barbasol ad.

Sexually.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 10:00 PM (FXbwN)

10 Three people were arrested on drug charges following an investigation into a man pleasuring himself in a Dover Target dressing room with the door open, city authorities announced Friday.

Really hope he wasn't yelling "I won't sh!t right for a week!"

Yes, that's a Bad Santa reference.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:00 PM (ed8K1)

11 Really hope he wasn't yelling "I won't sh!t right for a week!"

Yes, that's a Bad Santa reference.
Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:00 PM (ed8K1)

Funny movie. One of my favorites.

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 10:01 PM (/Z/Su)

12 Good evening folks.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:02 PM (kQs4Y)

13 Everything will kill you.. meh..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at January 26, 2019 10:03 PM (438dO)

14 Man, that was the weirdest movie thread ever.

Posted by: Blutarski at January 26, 2019 10:03 PM (+Tibp)

15 http://bit.ly/2Tio2GQ
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UPDATE: Mueller and FBI Arrest Roger Stone Because Major FBI Scandal Out Today - FBI Agent Pientka Linked to Major FISA Abuse Scandal and General Flynn Setup

Posted by: Poor Little Fat Kid John PUDhoretz at January 26, 2019 10:04 PM (BqBId)

16
Peeks in, holds wetted finger in the air to get an idea of which way this ONT might go.

Oh, MisHum! I'll take a week of Yoko before a repeat of last night.

Some folks need an extended stay in the box for that nightmare!

(Yeah, I read the whole thing...)

Posted by: Spun & Murky at January 26, 2019 10:04 PM (4DCSq)

17 An ONT fulsome with earthy topnotes, yet it teases us with intriguing hints of insouciance and ennui!

*clink*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:04 PM (vL+6S)

18 Lewis Foreman, 23, of Dover, masturbating in a fitting room while the door was open. In both cases, he fled the store in a gold Jaguar

Worst. Movie. Villain. Ever.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (ykYG2)

19 Thank you Mis Hum. Liked that joke.

I hope this ONT ends up better than last night. Gonna be harsh here, so if you're sensitive, scroll on by.

One person in particular reminded me of "Stuck On Stupid". Their shtick is similar, except this one just rolls it out *one night only* from time to time, then disappears while SOS did it all every day for like 3 weeks. Didn't buy SOS's stuff after about a week and I don't buy any of this stuff either. (At least SOS was interesting. TP is an attention whore.)

How does one go from "I'm a good girl I am", taking their church clothes on a trip to Europe so they can go to Mass (while visiting a man they have never met), to *new guy*, to "Mommy found my sexy lingerie" to "He hasn't texted me in 12 hours!!!!" (over and over and over again) to "I got boudoir shots taken and btw our sex life sux" in 2 years time and think no body here is gonna notice that you are either a fraud or bat$#!t crazy.

I can understand why some folks may find it amusing, but I never have been so glad to see a thread stomped. Tickled Pink is a weirdo. What kind exactly, I do not know. But for sure, weirdo.

Been waiting to get this off my chest for a while, but didn't want to offend anyone since so many are always "Hi TP!", "Howya doin'?" Maybe they are taken in, maybe they are playing TP. After last night, IDGAF. Go away TP.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (RfzVr)

20 Oh Chi-Town, then it was ok for to say kill myself last week?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (c1nDO)

21 Everyone has a sense of humor, even the NSA (except for NPCs). But it would also be funny if that charger (which was at a security convention) actually pwned every cell phone that plugged into it. It probably didn't. But...

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (ed8K1)

22 What happened last night? Did the Horde have an orgy?

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 10:06 PM (/Z/Su)

23 Peeks in, holds wetted finger in the air to get an idea of which way this ONT might go.

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With luck, the topic of sex farts was exhaustively covered last night.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:06 PM (vL+6S)

24

That top photo: I'll take two, please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:06 PM (HaL55)

25 * waves to NSA Bob*

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (BJlbN)

26 westminster you better not leave us.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (ykYG2)

27 Speaking of the NSA . . .

I had to buy a new mobile phone today and was told by the salesman that with the newfangled version it's not possible to remove the battery.

Hmmmmmmmmmm . . . . . . . .

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (e7oj4)

28 Posted by: Spun & Murky at January 26, 2019 10:04 PM (4DCSq)

Don't worry I won't give you a week of Yoko.



Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

29 cfo.......agreed!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (c1nDO)

30

I was going to axe what was in that shot glass, but it doesn't really matter, does it?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (HaL55)

31 Everyone has a sense of humor, even the NSA (except for NPCs). But it would also be funny if that charger (which was at a security convention) actually pwned every cell phone that plugged into it. It probably didn't. But...
Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (ed8K1)


It's the NSA, man. They can't not do it.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (T71PA)

32 Some folks need an extended stay in the box for that nightmare!

Truth!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (dUJdY)

33 Been waiting to get this off my chest for a while, but didn't want to offend anyone since so many are always "Hi TP!", "Howya doin'?" Maybe they are taken in, maybe they are playing TP. After last night, IDGAF. Go away TP.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 26, 2019 10:05 PM (RfzVr)

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After reading that last night, kinda thinking that's a very strange man, baby.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (ffYR/)

34 ALH, there was a lot of Too-Much-Info last night, and not just from TP. (I am not asking for her head; I just want her to use that head before she posts here.)

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (ykYG2)

35 If you can't enjoy Valentine's Day without the little heart things, just write your own messages on store-brand antacid tablets. They're cheaper, and they taste better.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (t+qrx)

36 23 Peeks in, holds wetted finger in the air to get an idea of which way this ONT might go.

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With luck, the topic of sex farts was exhaustively covered last night.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:06 PM (vL+6S)



It was.
It won't be here tonight.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

37 cfo mom.. could not agree more. I thought something was weird the first time she got on here. I think Lin-duh said the same thing. She's either a big attention whore or some weird fucking troll.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:09 PM (dUJdY)

38 35 If you can't enjoy Valentine's Day without the little heart things, just write your own messages on store-brand antacid tablets. They're cheaper, and they taste better.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (t+qrx)
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Write sexy spy messages on Alka-Seltzer tablets!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:10 PM (kQs4Y)

39 30

I was going to axe what was in that shot glass, but it doesn't really matter, does it?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:07 PM (HaL55)


I'm thinking Kroger Valu-Rite 86 proof.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

40 Howdy Ya'll

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 26, 2019 10:10 PM (DjIXP)

41 Hey everybody.

Cell phone charging station - NSA

IT'S A TRAP!!!!!!!!1!!!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:11 PM (miE9U)

42 I think that home lottery is probably illegal under Canadian law. Only charitable organizations are permitted to run raffles, which is what this is, essentially.


If you want to be my neighbor, there is a home, on several acres of land, with a nice big heated shop, up for sale at around $395000 CDN. Fenced for horses, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 10:11 PM (nPGq2)

43 Sweetheart candies taste like chalk mixed with sugar.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:11 PM (ed8K1)

44 It was.
It won't be here tonight.

Well, thank God!! That got too weird for me so I hit the hay. And can I just add one thing? This is a great blog. Ace works his ass off and it just degenerated into something last night that was embarrassing. Imagine a first timer coming here last night. yeah.. that would be their last visit here.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:12 PM (dUJdY)

45 ALH, there was a lot of Too-Much-Info last night, and not just from TP. (I am not asking for her head; I just want her to use that head before she posts here.)
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (ykYG2)

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A question has been raised as to whether it is actually a "her."

I take no position on the controversy, except to give a shout-out to my pal Sergei, sitting under appreciated and under compensated in a Lithuanian boiler room wearing a stained wife-beater over a pot belly the size of Smolensk.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:12 PM (vL+6S)

46 Write sexy spy messages on Alka-Seltzer tablets!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:10 PM (kQs4Y)


Then go on a romantic Valentine's Day stroll with your sweetie and feed them to the ducks!

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:12 PM (t+qrx)

47 cfo mom. Ditto. Big red flag.

Last nights ONT was . . . different. ace was there.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 10:13 PM (9L2du)

48 Oh, since no movie thread, wanted to repost that the new Korean drama Kingdom on Netflix is surprisingly good
It's a bit Game of Thrones meets The Walking Dead, except PG and the dead run
Only 6 eps but season 2 is in the works

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:13 PM (BJlbN)

49 My Uncle Tony always told me when I was growing up, if you like a girl, make sure she has good teeth. Check her teeth.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2019 10:13 PM (EZebt)

50 Hang on to your hats, my friends, looks like we're in for another rollickin'

O N T YAAAY...

Wait a minute...

(looks at headline) Saturday Overnight Open Thread

So, it's not an OverNight Thread at all.

It's an Overnight Open Thread.

OOT! YAY!

Except, it's Saturday..., so...

SOOT! yay

The Seven Days of Overnight Open Thread
sung to the tune of 12 Days of Christmas

On Tuesday and Thursday, it's TOOT!
On Mondays, the matter is MOOT!
On weekends, it's SOOT!
On Fridays, it's FOOT!
But Wednesday is best 'cause it's WOOT!!

Posted by: mindful webworker's ghost, hanging around, at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (Bh8lW)

51 "Hi, I'm Jim with the NSA. Can I charge your phone for you?"

"Uh, no thanks. I don't trust the NSA."

"Stupid American fool!! We already downloaded everything on your phone anyway via our enhanced wi-fi!! We know EVERYTHING about you!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (miE9U)

52 Oh hey Eris, did you ever get over that cold?

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (t+qrx)

53 Eh, screw the candy hearts. Order some personalized MMs instead!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (8g9zh)

54 Good on Hormel. I'll be adding a case of Spam to my stores.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (t6MX/)

55 Man, it looks like I need to read last nights' ONT comments....

Posted by: lowtech redneck at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (hfClf)

56 Thanks for the ONT.

Never really liked the chalky conversation hearts. I always preferred the ones that were more like sweet tarts.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (ycWCI)

57 It was.
It won't be here tonight.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

--Praise the Lord and pass the Bean-O

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (e7oj4)

58 {{{{Infidel}}}}}

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (c1nDO)

59 Give Almond Roca, when you care enough to send the very best to your valentine.

Or Cella's chocolate-covered cherries. Those are good too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)

60

How 'bout dem Patriots.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (JwlHR)

61 54 Good on Hormel. I'll be adding a case of Spam to my stores.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (t6MX/)

I tried spam during my foray into keto.

Then I remembered why I had not tried it for 30 years.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (ycWCI)

62 Necco candy was nasty.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

63 Spam has too much carbs

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (BJlbN)

64 I briefly thought the Canadian homeseller was trying to end around lottery laws (if the Canucks have similar ones to ours) but the I realized she'd need 90,000 entries just to break even.

Posted by: Vanya at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (+T9T4)

65 Man, it looks like I need to read last nights' ONT comments....
Posted by: lowtech redneck at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (hfClf)

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I really, really don't recommend that.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (ffYR/)

66 Soothsayer, that reminds me:

This past week, one of the major Mexican restaurant chains in my neck of the woods, called Acapulco, had a deal:

You could get a plate of their deluxe 10-buck nachos FREE, if you just said "Go Rams!" to your server. (The deal expired yesterday.)

I know of at least one person already who refused to do it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

67 52 Oh hey Eris, did you ever get over that cold?
Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (t+qrx)
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I am just now over it. That sucker lasted for a month. It never amounted to more than a mild case of congestion and ennui, but it would not go away.

Of course now I have no good reason not to be out and about having adventures.

Oh wait, polar vortex. Yay!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (kQs4Y)

68 62 Necco candy was nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (ycWCI)

69 Spam has too much carbs


Yeah that's the problem with it. ;-p

Posted by: NC Ref at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (KB3MD)

70 thx wds. I was out in meatspace today.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (9L2du)

71 Give Almond Roca, when you care enough to send the very best to your valentine.



Or Cella's chocolate-covered cherries. Those are good too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)
-------------------------If you can find Almond Roca. I get my wife a tin every year for Christmas, and most stores don't carry it. So far, Walgreens has been reliable.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (8g9zh)

72 65 Man, it looks like I need to read last nights' ONT comments....
Posted by: lowtech redneck at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (hfClf)

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I really, really don't recommend that.
Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (ffYR/)

It was different, you have to agree on that.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (ycWCI)

73 Man, it looks like I need to read last nights' ONT comments....
Posted by: lowtech redneck at January 26, 2019 10:14 PM (hfClf)

You will need a shower after.. or a cigarette.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (dUJdY)

74 How 'bout dem Patriots.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (JwlHR)

--A Triple-Theismann on Tom Brady would be nice

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (e7oj4)

75 Efficiency.

*sigh*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (ycWCI)

76 Insomniac and Aetius, I think Necco wafers were made of the leftover shavings of other, superior candies...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

77 After watching Mister Metokur's latest video, I take more than a bit of solace knowing that in about 10-20 years, after Man's surface world is ravaged by debt, war, and maybe a pandemic or two, legions of hamsters will be finding refuge in...Hampture.

https://tinyurl.com/y9h7ztnq

Will the hamsters learn the lessons needed from Man's folly to finally build a true Utopia either under the waters or if they decide to reconquer the surface after Man's Fall? Or is the cycle of civilization failure not so easily broken, even with a different dominant species?

Posted by: Thrawn at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (Ta69/)

78 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (JFzNN)

79 I tried spam during my foray into keto.

Then I remembered why I had not tried it for 30 years.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (ycWCI)


There are Spam families, and there are Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat Food families.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

80 No One, yup. Roca used to be everywhere, now it seems only drugstores carry it mostly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:18 PM (miE9U)

81 Including Spam in your apocalypse supplies is a great idea. The more you eat it, the more you will decide that life is not worth living, and reconcile yourself to being chewed by a zombie.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:18 PM (ed8K1)

82 Last night's ONT was funny and icky at the same time

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:18 PM (BJlbN)

83


MisHum, I thought vodka was supposed to be clear. Oh wait, it's Valu-Rite.

Nevermind.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (HaL55)

84 62 Necco candy was nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)
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The worst candy ever was that dull gray licorice-flavored Necco wafer in the package. Feh!

We used Necco wafers as poker chips or skeet (Nerf).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (kQs4Y)

85 Is it weird, or maybe even gay, that I consider the AoS Horde to be family?
Because my own family is full of shurts, and I have no friends (anymore).
If it's weird or gay, I apologize.
Also, I promise not to show up at Thanksgiving or any of those other "family" things, demanding food or stuff.
Good Saturday night to you. I love you all.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (l9m7l)

86 Some idiot at RedState posted that Barbasol ad thinking it was a "response" to the Gillette ad. Having no clue its from 2013,

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (cAnNx)

87 Good thing Patch wasn't named Dick. lol


Seriously though, cool kid. Gotta love the passion. Screw collecting stickers, he goes right for Emblems. Poor kid though, by the time he drives his car will probably be run by flashlight batteries.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (9Om/r)

88 There are Spam families, and there are Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat Food families.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)


Two words:

Head
Cheese

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (T71PA)

89 thrawn: as long as the hamsters don't invent plasmids . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

90 56
Never really liked the chalky conversation hearts. I always preferred the ones that were more like sweet tarts.

tic-tacs have entered this space. found a display near the cash register at my local joann's. a bit larger than your average tic-tacs with messages on them.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (2//jc)

91 It won't be here tonight.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:08 PM (aA3+G)

Thank you for looking out for us, MisHum.

Always Rockin' It!

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (/Z/Su)

92 I peeked in last night's ONT and left quickly. TP has always been somewhat weird in her/his comments.

Posted by: IC at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (LJUs+)

93 MisHum, I thought vodka was supposed to be clear. Oh wait, it's Valu-Rite.

Nevermind.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (HaL55)

I always pictured Valurite as graywater.

if it's brown, drink it down.
If it's gray, go away.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (FXbwN)

94 CFO Mom, I was just going to say that I made sausage, bacon and sauerkraut for dinner. And not just any sauerkraut, but the stuff I make in quart jars in the fridge with garlic and Thai pepper.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (mUa7G)

95 Necco candy was nasty.

Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM


*fistbump

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (CLcKT)

96 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (aMZRM)

97 62 Necco candy was nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)


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Hold my beer.

Posted by: Good N Plenty at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (vL+6S)

98 Some idiot at RedState

That ... doesn't narrow down the suspects, much.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ykYG2)

99 I really, really don't recommend that.
Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (ffYR/)

It was different, you have to agree on that.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (ycWCI)

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Agreed, and variety in life can be good. That. Was. Not.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ffYR/)

100 88 Two words:

Head
Cheese
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (T71PA)


Headcheese, done well, is Food of the Gods.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ed8K1)

101 Most of the shit in that Boredom Therapy article falls into the category of "not even wrong".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 10:21 PM (nPGq2)

102 Spam only has 3g of carbs per serving. I am assuming that is the potato starch used as a 'binder'.

Wiki refers to it as 'Main Course'.

I guess that means you use the big fork then.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:21 PM (ycWCI)

103 The Bacon Spam is actually pretty good.

I buy it every once in a while by choice.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 10:21 PM (JaohT)

104 Necco candy was nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)


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Hold my beer.
Posted by: Good N Plenty at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (vL+6S)

Heh.

Posted by: Grasshopers fried with molasses at January 26, 2019 10:21 PM (FXbwN)

105 The worst candy ever was that dull gray licorice-flavored Necco wafer in the package. Feh!



We used Necco wafers as poker chips or skeet (Nerf).



Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:19 PM (kQs4Y)


I'm probably the only asshole on the planet that tried using one as a guitar pick.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 26, 2019 10:21 PM (9Om/r)

106 Hubby always gives me a giant box of See's candy for Valentine which gets shared with my office mates. Everyone is happy.

Posted by: IC at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (LJUs+)

107 Sweetheart candies taste like chalk mixed with sugar.

Posted by: Splunge


Hey! Don't give away the recipe!

Just kidding. That's the recipe for circus peanuts.

Sweethearts are circus peanut jerky.

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (P1f+c)

108 62
Necco candy was nasty.

you misspelled "tasty"

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (2//jc)

109 97 62 Necco candy was nasty.
Posted by: Insomniac at January 26, 2019 10:16 PM (NWiLs)

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Hold my beer.
Posted by: Good N Plenty at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (vL+6S)


Hold my Genever.

Posted by: Double-salted licorice at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (ed8K1)

110 ''Necco candy was nasty.''

I liked Neccos, especially the chocolate and wintergreen flavors.

Posted by: Tuna at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (jm1YL)

111 Aetius, the Efficiency stuff was hilarious right?
PowerPoint and all.,,

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (BJlbN)

112 Apparently Breitbart.com has the candy hearts available called Breitharts. With appropriate slogans.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (cAnNx)

113 Have any of you ever had a Bing candy bar?

Posted by: ALH at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (/Z/Su)

114

Necco candy was nasty.

Don't say that to B'Gal. She luvd those things. She'd send me to CVS to get a big double handful of them every couple of weeks.
Why, I have no idea. They're not chocolate, so what's the point?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (HaL55)

115 No survival larder is complete without Dickman's Horse Fat Spread!

https://tinyurl.com/ybhb6s2m

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (kQs4Y)

116 I always envisioned Valu-Rite as being slightly yellow, with just a touch of oiliness to how it ripples and flows.

However, since I can afford Hood River white rum, I don't lower myself to the possible brain and liver damage.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (mUa7G)

117
Ever had those sesame seed candies??

I don't even know what they're called.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (JwlHR)

118 sauerkraut, but the stuff I make in quart jars in the fridge with garlic and Thai pepper.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (mUa7G)


Damn! That sounds delicious

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (aA3+G)

119 Hubby always gives me a giant box of See's candy for Valentine which gets shared with my office mates. Everyone is happy.
Posted by: IC at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (LJUs+)

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Sees Candy is, hands down, the greatest chocolates ever made. And their peanut brittle is worth killing for.

Seriously.

Posted by: Good N Plenty at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (vL+6S)

120 Headcheese, done well, is Food of the Gods.
Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ed8K1)


That may be but I can't get past the look of tendons, snouts, and assholes.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (T71PA)

121 Of course now I have no good reason not to be out and about having adventures.

Oh wait, polar vortex. Yay!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:17 PM (kQs4Y)


Yep. It's alarmingly cold, even for late January in Michigan. It's actually warmer right now than it was just before noon, not that you can actually tell. I should get a fire going. Hot beverage. All that stuff.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (t+qrx)

122

It's a little stick of sesame seeds glued together with a sugary syrup. Only an old grandma would buy them.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (JwlHR)

123 That Girls Inc. commercial is on again. Its on a lot. It would be ironic if it was being used as a money laundering operation for some sex trafficking syndicate.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (WNAuL)

124 92 I peeked in last night's ONT and left quickly. TP has always been somewhat weird in her/his comments.
Posted by: IC at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (LJUs+)

I look at it this way: I figure she is a woman who has a paucity of tact and is trying to figure things out.

I'll make allowances. It is only bandwidth, after all. But 'efficiency'. *sigh*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (ycWCI)

125 Necco's were always much better than those horrific Circus Peanut marshmallow-lovecraftian things.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (l9m7l)

126 120 Headcheese, done well, is Food of the Gods.
Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:20 PM (ed8K1)

That may be but I can't get past the look of tendons, snouts, and assholes.
Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (T71PA)


Well, there's your problem. You had some that was made from a pig with its head up its ass.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (ed8K1)

127 114

Necco candy was nasty.

Don't say that to B'Gal. She luvd those things. She'd send me to CVS to get a big double handful of them every couple of weeks.
Why, I have no idea. They're not chocolate, so what's the point?


the brown ones are. well, chocolate-ish.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (2//jc)

128 Oops. Good bye, sock

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (vL+6S)

129 Chocolate truffles are the best

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (BJlbN)

130 aaaaannnndd here we go . . .

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (9L2du)

131 Ever had those sesame seed candies??

I don't even know what they're called.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:23 PM (JwlHR)


Halvah. I love it.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:25 PM (T71PA)

132 I was [twinkle] FIRST [/twinkle] last evening, then, deciding I was of a foul mood, drifted off to Utoob World, never to return... Reckon I missed a great thread....

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (CLcKT)

133 ''Circus Peanut ''

Truly nasty

Posted by: Tuna at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (jm1YL)

134 It's a little stick of sesame seeds glued together with a sugary syrup. Only an old grandma would buy them.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (JwlHR)


That sounds completely hideous. It should be known as punishment candy.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (9Om/r)

135 60
How 'bout dem Patriots.
Posted by: Soothsayer



George Mason U beat George Washington U today in a DC vs. NoVA battle, 62-55.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (WNAuL)

136

I always pictured Valurite as graywater.


You've never seen a shot glass get kinda soft and rubbery, have you? Valu-Rite will do that after about 45 minutes, so drink it quickly.

And no open flames around it, either. That's what the MSDS says right here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (HaL55)

137
Halvah??

Is that what they're called?

I called them COUNTERFEIT MARYJANES.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (JwlHR)

138 Posted by: cfo mom

-----

Word Girl.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (Y4EXg)

139 Reckon I missed a great thread....

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If by "great" you mean cringeworthy, yes, you did.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (vL+6S)

140 Necco wafers are disgusting. Then there's Mike 'n' Ike.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (e7oj4)

141 Tomorrow nights fake event of WWE's Royal Rumble will be far more entertaining than next weeks fake event of the Super Bowl.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (cAnNx)

142 for the CenTex Hordians...

if you're free Monday, your presence is needed in Killeen.

https://legalinsurrection.com/2019/01/texas-cemetery
-calling-on-public-to-attend-usaf-vets-funeral-monday/

highlight above URL with a lefty click, then right click and select "open in new tab"

either that or go to your LI tab and look at the "quick takes" box

this smart military blog should be able to help ensure this man does not go alone.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (aMZRM)

143 I wish I could afford a cat. I'd adopt one of those adult cats at the shelter, and we'd have an understanding.

The understanding would be that I was forever an underling, but I'd get to hear purring when my underling duties were acceptable.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 10:28 PM (l9m7l)

144 It's a little stick of sesame seeds glued together with a sugary syrup. Only an old grandma would buy them.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (JwlHR)


I think they used to give you those with the receipt after dinner at Bob Loo's in Salem NH along with a dish of pineapple chunks.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

145
Cats eat mice and bugs.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (JwlHR)

146 ''Circus Peanut ''

Truly nasty
Posted by: Tuna at January 26, 2019 10:26 PM (jm1YL)

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Has anyone actually eaten one of those? I could never bring myself to even try a nibble.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (8g9zh)

147 For Christmas my neighbor gave us a box of what I think were assorted Middle Eastern treats.They were basically all variations on the theme of honey, nuts, and pastry,including baklava
Interesting

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (BJlbN)

148 There are almost three and a half servings of spam in a standard can. (100g per 340g can, if you are curious.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (ycWCI)

149 >>>My Uncle Tony always told me when I was growing up, if you like a girl, make sure she has good teeth. Check her teeth.

Posted by: San Franpsycho<<<

Uncle Tony was a smart MoFo! Ladies, put away you fake tits, plumpt asses and facial injections. Get down with the man who would make you a sausage breakfast! And coffee. Amirite?

Posted by: Fritz at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (wxZSX)

150 Vermont Country Store catalog sells a lot of the old candies you don't see in the stores anymore.

Posted by: Tuna at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (jm1YL)

151 Cats eat mice and bugs.

.....

Cats also sh*t mind-controlling viruses to take over your brain.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (JaohT)

152

There's also a week's worth of Sodium in a can of Spam.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (JwlHR)

153 It's a little stick of sesame seeds glued together with a sugary syrup. Only an old grandma would buy them.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:24 PM (JwlHR)


Oh, that's not halvah. Halvah is made from finely ground sesame seeds along with honey and pressed into bricks. It's good.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:31 PM (T71PA)

154 Kindletot, that sounds so good. We love sauerkraut here at my house.

Posted by: cfo mom at January 26, 2019 10:31 PM (RfzVr)

155 148 There are almost three and a half servings of spam in a standard can. (100g per 340g can, if you are curious.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (ycWCI)

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Thanks, this will really help next time I have a houseful of Hawaiians to feed.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:31 PM (vL+6S)

156 147 For Christmas my neighbor gave us a box of what I think were assorted Middle Eastern treats.They were basically all variations on the theme of honey, nuts, and pastry,including baklava
Interesting
Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (BJlbN)

--Remember what Turkish delight did to Edmund Pevensie

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:31 PM (e7oj4)

157 148 There are almost three and a half servings of spam in a standard can. (100g per 340g can, if you are curious.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (ycWCI)

So I'm guessing you didn't grow up in Alaska or Hawaii.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 26, 2019 10:31 PM (NXsWM)

158
Halvah is made from finely ground sesame seeds along with honey and pressed into bricks.

Sounds like the same thing.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (JwlHR)

159
Has anyone actually eaten one of those? I could never bring myself to even try a nibble.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:29 PM (8g9zh)


As a kid, yes, about 55 years ago. Nothing about the experience commended them to me for future snacking.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (pNxlR)

160 141 Tomorrow nights fake event of WWE's Royal Rumble will be far more entertaining than next weeks fake event of the Super Bowl.
Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (cAnNx)

--I shall watch the Puppy Bowl, though.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (e7oj4)

161
Sesame seeds are stupid, but nothing's worse than poppy seeds. So unnecessary.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (JwlHR)

162 Cats also sh*t mind-controlling viruses to take over your brain.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (JaohT)


I do not know what you mean, fellow human.

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (T71PA)

163 I am still reeling from seeing, years ago, Spam sushi rolls/maki in a Japanese department store in Hawaii. As though people would come along and just buy such a thing. I suppose they must have, but why??

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (ed8K1)

164 146
''Circus Peanut ''



Truly nasty


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Has anyone actually eaten one of those? I could never bring myself to even try a nibble.


mrs. chronda and i both like them. they make nice appetizers for our necco wafer rations.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (2//jc)

165 Then I remembered why I had not tried it for 30 years.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:15 PM (ycWCI)

Yeah, I cooked up some last weekend from my stores. Ten years old, roughly. It's not a filet or ribeye. Well, to be sure, it was hideous. But it was also low sodium and in face collander times, it's something.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (t6MX/)

166

Brown Neccos? They taste brown. That's pretty much it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (HaL55)

167 Back when we were more poor than we are now I had a recipe for Spam. Can of Spam, covered with fruit cocktail and some kind of sauce made with brown sugar and the liquid from the fruit cocktail. I lost the recipe (or threw it away, lol) but my husband loved it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (dUJdY)

168
There's gonna be male cheerleaders at the super bowl. Historic!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (JwlHR)

169 Spam and squeeze cheese on Pilot Bread, lightly toasted. Only a true Alaskan would get that, I think. I'm pretty sure you can only buy Pilot Bread up here, and you can even get it at Costco, but not in the Lower 48.

Every kid I know who grew up here had those sandwiches, along with "recombined" milk.

It may be an acquired taste.

Posted by: tcn in AK at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (NXsWM)

170 162
Sesame seeds are stupid, but nothing's worse than poppy seeds. So unnecessary.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (JwlHR)


So you hate all the really good kinds of bagels except Pumpernickel?

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (ed8K1)

171 Fried spam and eggs in the morning on a backpacking trip is food of the gods.

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (PkVlr)

172 My Uncle Tony always told me when I was growing up, if you like a girl, make sure she has good teeth. Check her teeth.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2019 10:13 PM (EZebt)

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Your Uncle Tony worked with horses, didn't he...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (8g9zh)

173 Apologize if this is double posted but I think Trump's shutdown cave was him sacrificing a rook to take out the queen.

In three weeks either Pelosi give him funding (game set match Trump) or he does 7-10 billion on emergency basis and leftists will be asking why she let him get double for the wall what she could have settled for (game set match Trump). Two dimensional chess.

I hope that's what he's doing but maybe he's just a nice guy who understands people need their check.
Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1977 at January 26, 2019 10:30 PM (IeDO

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

Sarah Sanders said it best. They can negotiate now and get something, or they can blow him off and he will act on his own and they will get nothing.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (ffYR/)

174 The Bhutan custom -
has its roots in a 15th-century Buddhist monk named Drukpa Kunley, who was also known as the 'saint of 5,000 women.' According to legend, he offered blessings in the form of sex, and his penis was referred to as his 'flaming thunderbolt of wisdom'

Don't we all?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (ykYG2)

175 There are Spam families, and there are Boned Rolled Pig . . . .
Posted by: hogmartin

----
I saw Boned Rolled Pig open for my roommate Mike 45 years ago and I gotta tell ya, I NEVER want to see that again.

Posted by: Tonypete at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (Y4EXg)

176 Anyone ever try Dulce de Leche? In a single piece of candy it explains why the English colonies in the New World prospered while the Spanish ones were, for the most part, miserable failures.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (vL+6S)

177 Good night, everyone. Pleasant....dreams? (OTR reference)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm's PayPal at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (l9m7l)

178 Yeah, I cooked up some last weekend from my stores. Ten years old, roughly. It's not a filet or ribeye. Well, to be sure, it was hideous. But it was also low sodium and in face collander times, it's something.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (t6MX/)

Yeah, that was kind of my thought. Hunger is the best sauce, they say- and I was no where near hungry enough.

I bet if you have not eaten a decent meal in a week, it would probably taste pretty damn good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (ycWCI)

179 Check her teeth.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at January 26, 2019 10:13 PM (EZebt)

Your Uncle Tony worked with horses, didn't he...
Posted by: No One of Consequence


or with meth heads . . .

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (ykYG2)

180 Back when we were more poor than we are now I had a recipe for Spam. Can of Spam, covered with fruit cocktail and some kind of sauce made with brown sugar and the liquid from the fruit cocktail. I lost the recipe (or threw it away, lol) but my husband loved it.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (dUJdY)


You called those days "The Happy Time."

Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (T71PA)

181 Oh and you baked that whole concoction for about 45 minutes. It wasn't bad.. at the time.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (dUJdY)

182 164
I am still reeling from seeing, years ago, Spam sushi rolls/maki in a
Japanese department store in Hawaii. As though people would come along
and just buy such a thing. I suppose they must have, but why??


there used to be a hawaiian grill place here (called, iirc, "hawaiian grill"). they had a couple of spam dishes.

a few years ago, they moved from their original location right next to the local bargain chinese buffet place. i think their space has now been taken over by the chinese buffet.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (2//jc)

183 I am still reeling from seeing, years ago, Spam sushi rolls/maki in a Japanese department store in Hawaii. As though people would come along and just buy such a thing. I suppose they must have, but why??
Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (ed8K1)


Same reason you buy anything ready-to-eat from a 7-11 or ABC store: it's 3am and you're drunk or high or both.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (t+qrx)

184 and yeah, I will be giving a miss to the Penis Bowl.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (ykYG2)

185 Sesame seeds are stupid, but nothing's worse than poppy seeds. So unnecessary.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:32 PM (JwlHR)

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

Gonna have to disagree with you there. Poppy seed potica is heaven.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (8g9zh)

186 Night BeckoningChasm.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (ycWCI)

187 Headcheese, done well, is Food of the Gods.

However, these are the gods who are worshiped in cellars with rites of darkness and pain.

that being said, it pairs nicely with an acidy tomato in a sandwich, am I right?

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (mUa7G)

188 There's gonna be male cheerleaders at the super bowl. Historic!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (JwlHR)
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Are they just old school cheer dudes, with the letter sweaters and megaphones, or are they from an off-off-Broadway production of Cats?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:36 PM (kQs4Y)

189 Spam musubi. It's a Hawaiian treat.


Spam, sushi rice and seaweed. Nom nom nom

Posted by: nurse ratched at January 26, 2019 10:36 PM (PkVlr)

190 Lorna Doone shortbread cookies. MMmmm.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (DjIXP)

191 Posted by: IC at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (LJUs+)

Ah the Warren Buffett candy.

Posted by: clutch at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (LdArB)

192 Nice Barbasol ad, but you don't need shaving cream to shave.

Posted by: RTW at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (jJlJu)

193 Are they just old school cheer dudes, with the letter sweaters and megaphones, or are they from an off-off-Broadway production of Cats?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:36 PM (kQs4Y)

I am thinking glitter is going to be featured.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (ycWCI)

194 Posted by: DR.WTF at January 26, 2019 10:35 PM (T71PA)

They were good times I must admit. Not having even $20 to spend on something was a bit of a hurt at first but we adapted. Saved our asses off to buy our fist home. It was worth it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (dUJdY)

195 Your Uncle Tony worked with horses, didn't he...
Posted by: No One of Consequence

or with meth heads . . .
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo

Easy guys...

Posted by: Nathan Phillips at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (LOq4H)

196 It's not a complete Gay Bowl unless the cheer is done to Erasure's "Chains Of Love".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)

197 *first home, not fist home. That would be weird.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:38 PM (dUJdY)

198 Dave Barry (from 1986) on male cheerleaders:

Before I unveil my Pigskin Preview, however, I must say a few serious words here about a problem that, regrettably, has reached epidemic proportions in the world of sports in recent years. You know the problem I'm talking about, sports fans. I'm talking about male cheerleaders. I don't know where you grew up, but where I grew up, there were certain things a guy absolutely did not do, and cheerleading is about six of them. A guy who led cheers where I grew up would have been driven around for a couple of hours inside somebody's engine compartment. Most likely Steve Stromack's.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 10:38 PM (ed8K1)

199 168
Back when we were more poor than we are now I had a recipe for Spam.
Can of Spam, covered with fruit cocktail and some kind of sauce made
with brown sugar and the liquid from the fruit cocktail. I lost the
recipe (or threw it away, lol) but my husband loved it.


sounds to me like an opportunity missed. you could be getting a slice of the honey baked ham market with your innovative fruit cocktail baked spam.

Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:39 PM (2//jc)

200 Circus peanuts.

MST had a home ipecac recipe: circus peanuts, robitussin and a punch in the gut.

Circus peanuts are an abomination.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 10:39 PM (FXbwN)

201 197 It's not a complete Gay Bowl unless the cheer is done to Erasure's "Chains Of Love".
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2)

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The Tribute to Judy Garland is the tell.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:39 PM (vL+6S)

202 Dulce de leche is basically caramel
I hate caramel
Flan, otoh, is divine

Posted by: VMs phone at January 26, 2019 10:39 PM (BJlbN)

203 I'm pretty sure you can only buy Pilot Bread up here, and you can even get it at Costco, but not in the Lower 48.
Posted by: tcn in AK at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (NXsWM)


Saloon Pilot crackers are everywhere in Hawaii too. I don't think there's anything at all like it on the mainland.

http://tinyurl.com/y88ylkcr

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 10:39 PM (t+qrx)

204 you misspelled "tasty"
Posted by: Anachronda at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (2//jc)

You misspelled "asscakes."

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (t6MX/)

205 Diced up Spam in macaroni and cheese. Now that is good eating.

Sneer all you want, but people kept coming back for seconds until they found out what it was.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (mUa7G)

206 Nice Barbasol ad, but you don't need shaving cream to shave.

This is true. A little bit of water and a sharp rock is enough. In a pinch you can skip the water.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (0bu2O)

207 We are watching Sandlot.....the part where Squints jumps into the pool for wendy to revive him. Hilarious

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (c1nDO)

208 *first home, not fist home. That would be weird.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:38 PM (dUJdY)

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And probably more suited to yesterday's ONT...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:41 PM (8g9zh)

209
197 It's not a complete Gay Bowl unless the cheer is done to Erasure's "Chains Of Love".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:37 PM (ykYG2



Get the NFL involved in the copyright deathlock.

Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:41 PM (cAnNx)

210 I'm pretty sure you can only buy Pilot Bread up here, and you can even get it at Costco, but not in the Lower 48.
Posted by: tcn in AK at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (NXsWM)

QFC in WA carried Sailor Boy pilot bread.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 10:41 PM (t6MX/)

211 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1089204596042596354

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1089204673884704770

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1089204752192139264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1089204837223415810

Posted by: kbdabear at January 26, 2019 10:42 PM (0Ntuf)

212 "Auferstanden aus Ruinen dachten wir wir hätten einen Traum vollbracht.
40 Jahre zogen wir an einem Strang. Aus Asche haben wir Gold gemacht.
Jetzt ist mal wieder alles anders
und was vorher war ist heute nichts mehr wert
Jetzt könn wir haben was wir woll'n
aber wollten wir nicht eigentlich viel mehr?"

youtu.be/-w6VaYm8-gY

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)

213 Diced up Spam in macaroni and cheese. Now that is good eating.

Sneer all you want, but people kept coming back for seconds until they found out what it was.
Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (mUa7G)

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I don't get that. If I liked it enough for seconds, I would just shrug if I found out it was spam.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 10:43 PM (ffYR/)

214

The all-male military school I attended in Mobile had male football cheerleaders. They got to throw around the tiny gymnasts from our all-girl sister school across town.

They were big gymnastic dudes themselves. We never thought anything of it. Lots of colleges had them before I turned 29.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:44 PM (HaL55)

215 I hate SPAM
But I love Hormel Spiced Ham thin-sliced from my local deli.
Does this make sense?

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2019 10:44 PM (o1fzk)

216 Lobster Thermidor aux Crevettes with Marnay sauce and a truffle garnish with a fried egg and Spam! on top... Now that's some good eating!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (CLcKT)

217 "The phallus ... is sometimes used as a sort of scarecrow to ward off misfortune and gossip."
---
The Scarecrow: This way is a very nice way. [points other way] It's pleasant down that way, too.

[points both ways] Of course, some people do go both ways.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (kQs4Y)

218 Great forgotten side from the very early 1980s.

Also, it was the follow-up minor hit from an artist who's mostly known for only one song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_eQ63Plv6A

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (miE9U)

219 We are watching Sandlot.....the part where Squints jumps into the pool for wendy to revive him. Hilarious
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (c1nDO)

Top Ten all time favorite movie. My son lives in SLC and we took a quick drive in the neighborhoods where they filmed it. The time period is a little before my time period, but I kind of spent my summers like that, but in Wyoming.

Great movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (FXbwN)

220 ref cold war military ideas.

My favorite was the triple B-36.
B-36 had a very long range. But not far enough to hit Southern USSR from the Central US.

AF figured out they could take 3 B-36s and connect them - wingtip to wingtip - and that giant THING would be able to fly close enough to launch a (3?) small, fast fighter bomber carrying a nuclear bomb. After launch the triple B-36 would break apart and land somewhere.
The fighter bombers had enough range to make it back to Turkey.

The B-52, B-58 and such made this idea obsolete so it never got anywhere but WOW I'd like to see what it looked like on takeoff.

Posted by: ArthurK at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (KbaGy)

221 Oh yay! Daughter just brought the mail in. More charms to makes those awesome Ace of Spades keychains!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (dUJdY)

222 Thanks kbdabear, as always.

I was perusing the pics in the profile (you mostly post when I am at work) and I noticed something odd from the 'Casual Friday #10', Jan 25. It is like she has one breast that is enormous and the other...

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (ycWCI)

223 We are watching Sandlot.....the part where Squints jumps into the pool for wendy to revive him. Hilarious
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 10:40 PM (c1nDO)

Top Ten all time favorite movie. My son lives in SLC and we took a quick drive in the neighborhoods where they filmed it. The time period is a little before my time period, but I kind of spent my summers like that, but in Wyoming.

Great movie.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (FXbwN)

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You're killin' me, Smalls!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:47 PM (8g9zh)

224 222 Oh yay! Daughter just brought the mail in. More charms to makes those awesome Ace of Spades keychains!
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (dUJdY)
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You need one with the Ace of Spades card, a bottle of hooch, and an Ewok. Is that possible?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:47 PM (kQs4Y)

225 Best unused name for a late '60's psychedelic band or album:

Phallus in Wonderland

Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2019 10:47 PM (o1fzk)

226 thank you q'steve. I mean that. This is a great song.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:47 PM (ykYG2)

227 Does anyone here have kind-of/sort-of anniversaries... for *bad* stuff that's happened in their lives, that was life-changing?

I admit February 1 is one for me.

On that date in 1980, I literally got my face punched in, and my nose SERIOUSLY broken, by an out-of-control bully in junior high.

Every year about this time, I think back...and am thankful I don't have to deal with that asshole, or people like him, so much anymore.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)

228 Anyone ever try Dulce de Leche? In a single piece of candy it explains why the English colonies in the New World prospered while the Spanish ones were, for the most part, miserable failures.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 10:34 PM (vL+6S)



Mmmmmm . . . Arequipe. Nom!

(New England = Cod and Hardscrabble farming; Spanish colonies = so much wealth that it caused inflation in Spain)

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 10:48 PM (mUa7G)

229 "Him" got a good bassline too. reminds me of Interpol's "Narc".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:48 PM (ykYG2)

230 boulder, I agree, great song.

Proves Rupert had some balls after all, at least.. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:49 PM (miE9U)

231 There's gonna be male cheerleaders at the super bowl. Historic!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM


Is Frankie Goes to Hollywood the half time show?

Posted by: Chuck C at January 26, 2019 10:49 PM (zCabI)

232 Eris it has the ace of spades card charm. I don't think I can manage the bottle of hootch and I did actually try to find Ewok charm but the cheapest one was $8 each and it was hideous.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:50 PM (dUJdY)

233


Oh yay! Daughter just brought the mail in. More charms to makes those awesome Ace of Spades keychains!


Thanks for reminding me. B'Gal has a birfday in a few weeks. Save me a keychain, please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:50 PM (HaL55)

234 Posted by: redc1c4 at January 26, 2019 10:27 PM (aMZRM)


You sure don't have much patience do you?

See the sidebar?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian.com at January 26, 2019 10:50 PM (aA3+G)

235 Write sexy spy messages on Alka-Seltzer tablets!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:10 PM


John has a long ... mustache.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at January 26, 2019 10:50 PM (DMUuz)

236 Chuck C, I thought I was the only one who remembered that band ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:51 PM (miE9U)

237 Phallus in Wonderland
Posted by: JoeF. at January 26, 2019 10:47 PM (o1fzk)
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One pill makes you larger....

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:51 PM (kQs4Y)

238
Is Frankie Goes to Hollywood the half time show?
Posted by: Chuck C

The NFL salutes Castro Street!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at January 26, 2019 10:52 PM (LOq4H)

239 AF figured out they could take 3 B-36s and connect them - wingtip to wingtip - and that giant THING would be able to fly close enough to launch a (3?) small, fast fighter bomber carrying a nuclear bomb. After launch the triple B-36 would break apart and land somewhere.
The fighter bombers had enough range to make it back to Turkey.

The B-52, B-58 and such made this idea obsolete so it never got anywhere but WOW I'd like to see what it looked like on takeoff.

Posted by: ArthurK at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (KbaGy)

I can't see how that would gain any range over a single B36, unless maybe they planned to fly with half the engines shut down. Plus an abortion like that would probably break up in the event it encountered turbulence. Not much strength in the wing tips, because there doesn't need to be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 10:53 PM (nPGq2)

240 Will do BB.. I have 6 left. Two morons bought one last night. I can always make more. The lady I get the charms from is exceptionally fast in getting them to me.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:54 PM (dUJdY)

241 Does anyone here have kind-of/sort-of anniversaries... for *bad* stuff that's happened in their lives, that was life changing?

May 22nd. Papa Basura died.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 26, 2019 10:54 PM (0bu2O)

242 the best betrayal song sung by the man is Dire Straits, "Your Latest Trick" though

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:54 PM (ykYG2)

243 The Land of Nod beckons. Try to keep it clean this time, folks. No tomfoolery, no coital flatus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (kQs4Y)

244 Posted by: ArthurK at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM (KbaGy)


Hmmm. A B-36 Voltron...

That's little boy cool.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (ycWCI)

245 Best unused name for a late '60's psychedelic band or album:

Phallus in Wonderland
Posted by: JoeF.


If there isn't a porno by that name, I'll eat a MAGA hat.

Posted by: mikeski at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (P1f+c)

246 Pilot Bread: "Sailor Boy" Brand? I used to favor that on week long hikes in the mountains. I could find it out West sometimes and elsewhere, but it seems to have disappeared. Hadn't heard that name in a while. It's not bread, to the uni-initiated. More like a very large round saltine. If you threw one at somebody it would hurt.

I bought a can of Spam just to see if it was ... useful in any way or, even edible. It didn't seem to be. Lightly cubed and fried a bit, I tried to see if it was "OK" for maybe omelets or something. Not particularly. I like foods that don't spoil for camping and hiking and seeing what works as substitutes for snowy days or whatever. Fresh is always, always better of course, but.

Now condensed milk, and evaporated milk, is handy stuff. Evaporated milk makes a reasonable gravy for biscuits and sausage gravy, and those powdered pudding mixes, it doesn't do so well in some other things. It makes a reasonable hot cocoa mix, so does sweetened condensed. I refuse to buy the pre-mixed cocoa pouches.

The pilot bread was good because it could be loaded up with salami and cheese. Anything more than that is showing off. A lot of people like oatmeal and ramen, especially.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (yUPCi)

247 Gloryhammer, Rise of the Chaos Wizards

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGV6bCTMM5w

Because some people don't need to pick between starting a band and D&D cosplay.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (rnAwa)

248 > I had to buy a new mobile phone today and was told by the salesman that with the newfangled version it's not possible to remove the battery.

My response would've been "Challenge accepted."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (YLHN9)

249

Great forgotten side from the very early 1980s.

Great tune. I haven't heard that one in a while.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (HaL55)

250 Phallus in Wonderland
Posted by: JoeF.

If there isn't a porno by that name, I'll eat a MAGA hat.
Posted by: mikeski


I don't think, given what C. Dodgson was into, that such a movie would be strictly legal.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:56 PM (ykYG2)

251 > Pilot Bread: "Sailor Boy" Brand?

Quite common in Alaska. Alaskans buy something like 90% of the company's production.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:56 PM (YLHN9)

252 > I had to buy a new mobile phone today and was told by the salesman that with the newfangled version it's not possible to remove the battery.

My response would've been "Challenge accepted."
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:55 PM (YLHN9)

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If it's a Samsung, you can remove the battery. It just requires a heat gun.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 10:57 PM (8g9zh)

253 > If it's a Samsung, you can remove the battery. It just requires a heat gun.

Opening the different iPhone models can be tricky as well. However, if a man put it together, a man can take it apart.

It almost takes the fun out of it when nowadays you can find a tear-down video for ANYTHING on the web in about 30 seconds.

Almost.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:59 PM (YLHN9)

254 I agree about the ONT, it got a little weird last night, that being said I hung in there and read the whole thing.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at January 26, 2019 11:00 PM (f8dwL)

255 I saw Coital Flatus open for The Dead Kennedys at the The Whiskey in '88.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:00 PM (vL+6S)

256

Thanks, Jewells. That will replace my Alabama Crimson Tide beer bottle opener that was used exclusively for Guinness bottles because they don't make twist-off caps.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:00 PM (HaL55)

257 that being said I hung in there and read the whole thing

Couldn't. I'd just had a colonoscopy and wasn't interested in more queasiness.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:01 PM (ykYG2)

258
Good evening, all. Here's a little poetic justice to brighten your weekend.
Melania sued these sons of bitches and won. https://tinyurl.com/yb9bz9cr

"...the article contained a number of false statements which we accept should not have been published..."


Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 11:01 PM (13CQC)

259 254 > If it's a Samsung, you can remove the battery. It just requires a heat gun.

Opening the different iPhone models can be tricky as well. However, if a man put it together, a man can take it apart.

It almost takes the fun out of it when nowadays you can find a tear-down video for ANYTHING on the web in about 30 seconds.

Almost.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:59 PM (YLHN9)

--If there's been a way to build it, there'll be a way to destroy it.

['90s Nostalgia Mode]

https://youtu.be/D_bPlhAc93I

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (e7oj4)

260 BackwardsBoy, thanks.

I have the whole album actually. It's called Partners In Crime and IMHO it's pretty good. Rupert Holmes went in some... interesting directions with some of the other songs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (miE9U)

261 Male NFL cheerleaders is just wrong. It's like having a male stripper at a Gentleman's Club. Just so wrong.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (2DOZq)

262 Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)


Was ist der Hintergrund?

The guy in the picture looks too young to have Ostalgie.

I don't know. On first hearing I think he's talking about the DDR, maybe there's another context?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 11:03 PM (fuK7c)

263 > I don't think, given what C. Dodgson was into, that such a movie would be strictly legal.

Well, that's one theory. He certainly did take nude pics of young girls (as did other Victorian photographers -- the belief at the time was that children were sexless and pure).

The other theory is that the hushed-up scandal has to do with him banging Alice's older sister (an older teen) or possibly Alice's mother.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 11:03 PM (YLHN9)

264 Male NFL cheerleaders is just wrong. It's like having a male stripper at a Gentleman's Club. Just so wrong.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (2DOZq)

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You're just a consumer. Your opinion means nothing.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:03 PM (vL+6S)

265 Quite common in Alaska. Alaskans buy something like 90% of the company's production.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:56 PM (YLHN9)

Mrs. flounder, hailing from AK, was glad to see then in WA.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 11:04 PM (t6MX/)

266 wow, this is my day to discovering excellent music.

EWF's Devotion, Rupert Holmes' Him, Paul van Dyk & Peter Heppner's Wir Sind Wir and now Peter Townshend's Eminence Front.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:05 PM (ykYG2)

267 ['90s Nostalgia Mode]

https://youtu.be/D_bPlhAc93I
Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (e7oj4)


Ooh, Stereolab.

*wanders off, is not seen again for days*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:06 PM (t+qrx)

268
And finally, and for the last time, today is special! Let us not overlook the 21st anniversary of this remark:

"I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 26, 2019 11:07 PM (13CQC)

269 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:03 PM (vL+6S)

No shit

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian.com at January 26, 2019 11:07 PM (aA3+G)

270

I have the whole album actually. It's called Partners In Crime and IMHO
it's pretty good. Rupert Holmes went in some... interesting directions
with some of the other songs.


After last night's ONT, I know better than to axe. Also, that Utoob page had some links to "yacht rock" from that era. And you just know that Christopher Cross' Sailing was on it, prolly first.
We groaned about those songs back then, but that's ten times better than the dreck they pass off for "music" these days. Also, lawn.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:07 PM (HaL55)

271 boulder, try this one too:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NS3nRcwWktA

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:07 PM (miE9U)

272 BackwardsBoy, I agree.

As a young teenager I was sick of "Sailing," but now I hear it and can't help but reminisce fondly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

273 263 Male NFL cheerleaders is just wrong. It's like having a male stripper at a Gentleman's Club. Just so wrong.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (2DOZq)

Bugger off

Posted by: Shep at January 26, 2019 11:08 PM (e7oj4)

274 ['90s Nostalgia Mode]

https://youtu.be/D_bPlhAc93I
Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (e7oj4)


*sticks head back through doorway*

"Changer" is a pro-tier choice for the first track of a road trip mix.

*wanders away*

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:09 PM (t+qrx)

275 Bandersnatch : I think Wir Sind Wir is about the postunification German angst in 2004. They were 'united' but, for what? Germans like to have a purpose in life.

Frau Merkel came later. It's interesting to read the comments to that youtube. Even the Polish visitors are saying, this is a good song about a great nation, and we are sorry for what your government is doing to you.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:09 PM (ykYG2)

276 boulder, OMG.

I think "Your Latest Trick" is my all-time fave song on Brothers In Arms.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:09 PM (miE9U)

277 Blanco, yeah, that's a tough anniversary.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:09 PM (miE9U)

278 Holy cow. How much is a phone these days? Just heard the tail end of a commercial, get $300.00 off. wtf?

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (9L2du)

279 Bandersnatch : I think Wir Sind Wir is about the postunification German angst in 2004.


Ah, I didn't realize that it was that old. That makes perfect sense.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (fuK7c)

280 Holy cow. How much is a phone these days? Just heard the tail end of a commercial, get $300.00 off. wtf?

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (9L2du)

Flip-phones, $20 at WalMart.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:11 PM (nPGq2)

281 280 Holy cow. How much is a phone these days? Just heard the tail end of a commercial, get $300.00 off. wtf?
Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (9L2du)

Think the Iphone X is over $1000.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:11 PM (ycWCI)

282 280 Holy cow. How much is a phone these days? Just heard the tail end of a commercial, get $300.00 off. wtf?
Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (9L2du)

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Apple has an iPhone that's priced at $1000. And buyers are lined up none deep to get them.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:12 PM (vL+6S)

283 274 BackwardsBoy, I agree.

As a young teenager I was sick of "Sailing," but now I hear it and can't help but reminisce fondly.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

--Truth.

A few months ago I went to the local Food King. The piped in music is a lot of '70s and early '80s Schlock (think "How Much I Feel" by Ambrosia).

One day, though, "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers was playing and I had to keep myself together.

(It will forever remind me of my parents' divorce, four decades on.)

Posted by: Shep at January 26, 2019 11:12 PM (e7oj4)

284 Male NFL cheerleaders is just wrong. It's like having a male stripper at a Gentleman's Club. Just so wrong.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at January 26, 2019 11:02 PM (2DOZq)

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As an aside, there used to be a bar in the Atlanta burbs called the Lemon Peel. It had a strip club for the men (with women strippers) on one end and another for the ladies (with male strippers) on the other. In the middle was a regular bar with pool tables.

Both of the strip sides ran timed sets, with intermissions of 45 minutes. In the late 80s, a decent looking guy could score with the horny ladies during those times like shooting fish in a barrel.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:12 PM (ffYR/)

285
Frying a Spam single slice, then using the pan for eggs makes an OK Saturday breakfast.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 26, 2019 11:12 PM (LsBY9)

286 Posted by: ArthurK at January 26, 2019 10:46 PM


Re: the triple B-36...

I've been trying to calculate how many engines it would have turning, burning, choking, and smoking, but I can't do it at this hour in this condition...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

287 Flip-phones, $20 at WalMart.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:11 PM (nPGq2)

.....

If you get a prepaid plan and pay with cash, they don't even know it's yours.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (JaohT)

288 OTOH, Apple CEO Tim Cook has made landmark strides in raising awareness about the existence of gay people.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (vL+6S)

289 Aw shit

[shirks Shep sock]

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (e7oj4)

290 287
Frying a Spam single slice, then using the pan for eggs makes an OK Saturday breakfast.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 26, 2019 11:12 PM (LsBY9)

First, fry the spam.
Second, throw spam in trash.
Third, get the eggs out of the fridge.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (ycWCI)

291 Shep, I can understand.

Fun fact: Michael Jackson, of all people, claimed to have been a background singer on What A Fool Believes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:14 PM (miE9U)

292 Hi Pug!

Yes, one of the greatest movies of all time

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

293 If you get a prepaid plan and pay with cash, they don't even know it's yours.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 11:13 PM (JaohT)

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Do tell.

Posted by: Walter White at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (vL+6S)

294 When I need a new phone (not often) I get a refurbished one via Amazon. I paid $100 for the iPhone 5 I use now.

Oh, that's generations behind! Yeah, and it would have looked like magic fifteen years ago. It's magic enough.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (fuK7c)

295 254 Opening the different iPhone models can be tricky as well. However, if a man put it together, a man can take it apart.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:59 PM (YLHN9)


Technically true, but I took one look at those tiny screws and delicate ribbon connectors and decided to never do that myself.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (ed8K1)

296 I saw Stereolab at Lollapolooza in Houston 1994.

No shit. Them and Shonen Knife and Boo Radleys and THE BEASTIE BOYS. Listen, all y'all.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

297 One day, though, "What A Fool Believes" by the Doobie Brothers was playing and I had to keep myself together.

My first live concert. Drove from Knob Noster to Kansas City to see them. I think I got a little high from all the fucking weed that was being smoked!

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (dUJdY)

298 Glenfiddich 12 is pretty good. Im trying to break into scotch.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (0OmEj)

299 Fun fact: Michael Jackson, of all people, claimed to have been a background singer on What A Fool Believes.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:14 PM (miE9U)

--?!?!?!

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (e7oj4)

300 And, Ambrosia was an interesting group. I admit I love "Biggest Part of Me."

Also, they recorded a song called "Nice, Nice, Very Nice," which was written by... no joke... Kurt Vonnegut.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

301 Im trying to break into scotch.

....

Anything younger than 12, do bother with it.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 11:16 PM (JaohT)

302 logprof, my reaction exactly.

Why in the world would MJ have claimed to have sung on that song???

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)

303 *don't bother with it

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 11:17 PM (JaohT)

304 300 Glenfiddich 12 is pretty good. Im trying to break into scotch.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (0OmEj)


So am I. So far I've decided that Macallan is really hard to beat, and that the best peaty scotch is Talisker. I might still be wrong, but I'm a lot closer to not wrong than I was.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:17 PM (ed8K1)

305 hhmm Pilot bread and Spam. Two things I have not used since the 70s. IIRC we would cook the Spam in a cast iron pan then cook the pilot bread in the grease.

Not exactly health food but filling.

Posted by: Big V at January 26, 2019 11:17 PM (sN665)

306

A few months ago I went to the local Food King. The piped in music is a
lot of '70s and early '80s Schlock (think "How Much I Feel" by
Ambrosia).


The Publix I frequent down here every few days has the best music I've ever heard in a grocery store. I'm talking about hearing Rush and Yes mixed in with a great variety of not-Top 40 stuff and classic rock. No modern music at all, thank goodness.

The first time I heard Rush over the store speakers, I stopped shopping and sought out the manager (who is smokin' hot, BTW) and told her that I was a musician and to keep playing whatever station that is. You just don't hear them in a grocery store.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:18 PM (HaL55)

307 https://itsfoss.com/librem-linux-phone/

If this hits the marketplace, I will buy one, once I am fairly certain that it's going to stick around for a while.

High-security, cannot track you, supposedly. Hardware kill switches for mic, camera, wifi, and other comms.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:18 PM (nPGq2)

308 Anything younger than 12, do bother with it.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at January 26, 2019 11:16 PM (JaohT)

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Harry Reid, is that you?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 11:18 PM (8g9zh)

309 298 I saw Stereolab at Lollapolooza in Houston 1994.

No shit. Them and Shonen Knife and Boo Radleys and THE BEASTIE BOYS. Listen, all y'all.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (ykYG2)

--The Boos were just past their peak then. Stereolab was at their peak, though.

Wish I'd've seen MBV, Ride, and Lush live.

Saw some good ones, though. Now, that lawn of mine: off it.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:19 PM (e7oj4)

310 Hi Pug!

Yes, one of the greatest movies of all time
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 11:14 PM (c1nDO)

Hi.

fun fact: the kid who played Squints was the bully in Freaks and Geeks, a short lived TV series where the main kid (Sam) was literally my age when the show takes place (1981) - high school freshman. Took me half the season to place the actor as the kid who played Squints. His name is Chauncey something. Forget his last name.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:19 PM (FXbwN)

311 My "White Trash Cooking" cookbook has a recipe for Rack of Spam. Slices of Spam interleaved with slices of Velveeta, heated in the oven. Brings back the memories.

Posted by: Pod Hamp at January 26, 2019 11:20 PM (RBFmA)

312
An iPhone could cost $10,000 and the Apple Cultists would still be chanting empty-eyed, "Must buy. Must buy. Must buy..."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 26, 2019 11:21 PM (LsBY9)

313 hmm. I have a galaxy 3 I bought refurb for about 120 some yrs ago. Not sure what the monthly is. the family company pays for it on a plan. no apps.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:21 PM (9L2du)

314 Glenfiddich 12 is pretty good. Im trying to break into scotch.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM (0OmEj)
Try Balvenie 12. I have never heard of someone not liking it.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:21 PM (n13/j)

315 Headcheese, done well

Flash-incineration at 3000 degrees.

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at January 26, 2019 11:22 PM (Tyii7)

316 Did she commit that she would give it away? If not, it's just good publicity.

Posted by: PG at January 26, 2019 11:22 PM (iqCkn)

317

OTOH, Apple CEO Tim Cook has made landmark strides in raising awareness about the existence of gay people.

Yeah, that really makes me want to pay nearly a grand for one of your telephones. *eyeroll*
I only paid $300 for this here laptop. I just can't see shelling out that much money for a phone.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:22 PM (HaL55)

318 The first time I heard Rush over the store speakers, I stopped shopping and sought out the manager (who is smokin' hot, BTW) and told her that I was a musician and to keep playing whatever station that is. You just don't hear them in a grocery store.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:18 PM (HaL55)

--LMAO were is that store?

I would guess the infamous "pick-up" Publix in Tallahassee but I heard it has been closed for years.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:22 PM (e7oj4)

319 Holy cow. How much is a phone these days? Just heard the tail end of a commercial, get $300.00 off. wtf?
Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:10 PM (9L2du)

Think the Iphone X is over $1000.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:11 PM (ycWCI)


iPhone X was $999 at release.

But it's deceptive to think of it as a phone that costs $1k, really. If all you want is a mobile phone that makes calls and can send and receive SMS text, you can get a $20 flip phone like AOP said. They're still around, only they're 1/6 of what they used to cost ten years ago. They work fine and the battery lasts a week on a charge. There's no GPS, no voice-activated assistant, and it doesn't know your credit card number.

If send and receive pictures, text, use GPS navigation, order take-out for lunch, pay for gas and beef jerky, post wisdom on the HQ, pay bills, watch movies, listen to music, and otherwise spend about 1-4 hours a day on your phone, it's not really a phone at that point, and it's not ridiculous to charge a lot for one that does all that. Some people don't really use full desktop or laptop computers anymore because they don't need them. But if you don't want to do all that on a phone, you can still get the flip phone.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

320 Bandersnatch,

Thanks so much for the Fishing thread! What a wonderful time I had reading everyone's contributions.

Posted by: four seasons at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (WDg5t)

321 I had to upgrade my phone to a new (to me) phone, as a number of apps I use regularly would no longer work with my version of Android (Samsung stopped updating it). Amazon Warehouse usually has good deals.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (8g9zh)

322 So far i have had monkey shoulder. Thats a blended speyside no age statement. The glenfiddich 12 is a single malt speyside. 12 yo. Scotch sofar is pretty and goes down easy. I have yet to try the islay or other peated smokey briny stuff. The spaysides have been almost floral.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (0OmEj)

323 Night everyone. Stay safe.

Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (dUJdY)

324
Wait. What? There are gay people? And I've never heard a thing about it up to now!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (LsBY9)

325 I did see Lush live! Not in 1994 but in 1996

Unfortunately they only had an hour on that stage (Houston, the Woodlands Pavilion) and they were playing stuff from their last album, Lovelife, which was nothing but man hating shite. Hey, ma'ams: y'all have male fans too. Rather - had them.

In memory of better days, here is 'For Love'
youtu.be/snswhizRPBQ

Maybe TP would appreciate that one.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

326 I only paid $300 for this here laptop. I just can't see shelling out that much money for a phone.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:22 PM (HaL55)

I am with ya. I don't get why people care about the latest and greatest phone, they still do that same things. OTOH, $1000 for something many spend most of there waking hours focused on is not really that much.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:25 PM (n13/j)

327 Try Balvenie 12. I have never heard of someone not liking it.
Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:21 PM (n13/j)

Oban, best single malt there is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:25 PM (Rz2Nc)

328 So far i have had monkey shoulder.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (0OmEj)


I read this and guessed either a joint injury or a processed meat product and was wrong on both.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

329 And, Ambrosia was an interesting group. I admit I love "Biggest Part of Me."

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:16 PM (miE9U)


I hope the setup is not too long for this story: I went to a high school that had an FM radio station, and often during study times the teacher would allow the radio to be played on the speakers. The student DJs would play requests.

One of my classmates was a kid named Dean. He had, well, a rather long, aquiline nose. One afternoon his buddies called in a request to play "You're the Biggest Part of Me" dedicated to Dean's nose. It played while we were in study hall.


He laughed so hard that he fell out of his seat.

God I miss the 1980s.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:26 PM (FXbwN)

330 Good night, Jewells.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:27 PM (t+qrx)

331 Night Jewells.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:27 PM (ycWCI)

332 Glenfiddich 12 is pretty good. I'm trying to break into scotch.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:15 PM


Pro tip: Make sure you try a sample of Laphroaig before you buy it

Posted by: Chuck C at January 26, 2019 11:28 PM (zCabI)

333 This thread doesnt smell like fish.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 26, 2019 11:28 PM (pLgt/)

334 This thread doesnt smell like fish.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 26, 2019 11:28 PM (pLgt/)

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

Yeah, well, we're trying to class up the joint...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at January 26, 2019 11:29 PM (8g9zh)

335 328 I am with ya. I don't get why people care about the latest and greatest phone, they still do that same things. OTOH, $1000 for something many spend most of there waking hours focused on is not really that much.
Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:25 PM (n13/j)


That's just how I've started to think about buying stuff: spend proportionally to how much time you will spend with it. Obviously food is an exception, but it has been a good rule. I haven't bought extraneous crap for years, but my bed is awesome.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:29 PM (ed8K1)

336 But if you don't want to do all that on a phone, you can still get the flip phone.
Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:23 PM (t+qrx)

--I do almost no writing on my phone, since I have fat fingers and despise touch-screen keyboards. Man, how I miss my old physical keyboard Blackberry (*SIGH*).

I do like the tethering, though, so I can avail myself of more user-friendly devices like my laptop and Kindle Fire.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:30 PM (e7oj4)

337 This thread doesnt smell like fish.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 26, 2019 11:28 PM (pLgt/)


It's not got much Spam in it.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:30 PM (t+qrx)

338 Growing up, SPAM was pretty cheap and shelf stable. Since my Mom worked, she'd make a SPAM dinner on occasions, regular SPAM (they didn't have all those flavors back then) sliced, put into a saucepan with brown sugar and white vinegar and made into a quickie 'bar-b-q' SPAM. Once in a while, when I feel like springing for a can of SPAM, I still make my Mom's SPAM dish. Makes great sandwiches, too. Two slices of bar-b-q SPAM on crappy white bread toast with a slice of American cheese.

I can go from eating haute cuisine to wolfing down campfire/survival food in the blink of an eye.

Posted by: RickZ at January 26, 2019 11:30 PM (Y8PSl)

339 Pug, LOL. I miss the 1980s too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:30 PM (miE9U)

340
335 This thread doesnt smell like fish.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at January 26, 2019 11:28 PM (pLgt/)

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Why? Do you like the smell of fish?

Posted by: Yankee Candle at January 26, 2019 11:31 PM (vL+6S)

341 Try Balvenie 12. I have never heard of someone not liking it.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:21 PM (n13/j)



Oban, best single malt there is.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:25 PM (Rz2Nc)

Oban is very highly rated by many. I think I had it before but not many times. I need to get a bottle.
What I meant to say before was that I have never heard of someone new to scotch not liking the Balvenie 12. Of course someone into peat might not be into it.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:31 PM (n13/j)

342

'Night, Jewells.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:31 PM (HaL55)

343 Night Jewells.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:32 PM (ffYR/)

344 327 I did see Lush live! Not in 1994 but in 1996

Unfortunately they only had an hour on that stage (Houston, the Woodlands Pavilion) and they were playing stuff from their last album, Lovelife, which was nothing but man hating shite. Hey, ma'ams: y'all have male fans too. Rather - had them.

In memory of better days, here is 'For Love'
youtu.be/snswhizRPBQ

Maybe TP would appreciate that one.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (ykYG2)

--I liked "Never Never"

Pretty song. But then I'm a sucker for good strings in a pop song (see also "Vapour Trail")

https://youtu.be/0T5zFSworfs

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:33 PM (e7oj4)

345 "I love spam! Spam is great! I'll have HIS spam!"

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:33 PM (w7KSn)

346 g'nite Jewells.

My ph is fine. I just use it for long distance family, text and funny pics. I'm horrible at electronics.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:33 PM (9L2du)

347
Good night, Hordians. I got nothing useful to contribute to tonight's Algonquin Round Table and I have to wake up at 0500.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (LsBY9)

348 The best part of drinking wiskey is the names you come across. Im not into it for the alcohol. Just to enjoy one or two at a time. I dont want to get too spendy. 35 or 40 dollars a bottle is my max. Bourbons and ryes seem to be cheaper than scotch or irish hootch.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (0OmEj)

349 I haven't bought extraneous crap for years, but my bed is awesome.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:29 PM (ed8K1)

smart.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (n13/j)

350 Speaking of Spam...

Anyone here ever get to see that Monty Python play, Spamalot?

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (miE9U)

351 I find it hard to remember from which Scottish ditch (Mc, Mac, etc) a decent whiskey is from. So, I order one from Jura that I know i can choke down. Bonus, I only order scotch if I'm good and hammered, so it's easy to pronounce.

Posted by: Jean at January 26, 2019 11:35 PM (25Dt7)

352 The glenfiddich 12 is a single malt speyside. 12
yo. Scotch sofar is pretty and goes down easy. I have yet to try the
islay or other peated smokey briny stuff. The spaysides have been almost
floral.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:24 PM (0OmEj)


. . . I'm drinking Pisco neat.

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 11:35 PM (mUa7G)

353 Good night, Hadrian the Seventh (not the other one, f that guy).

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:35 PM (t+qrx)

354 g'night Hadrian.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:35 PM (ffYR/)

355 https://bit.ly/2Tj32zS
Willowed. Picture from Bennet Spring State Park. Opening day of trout season when they release the new stock of trout from the hatchery. This actually looks like the crowds are down about 75% from when I lived in Lebanon, MO 20 years ago.

Posted by: Downcast at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (VWE5i)

356 Is this the dating advice thread?

Posted by: Pickled Tink at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (Tyii7)

357 Night Hadrian.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (ycWCI)

358

--LMAO were is that store?



I would guess the infamous "pick-up" Publix in Tallahassee but I heard it has been closed for years.


It's down here close to the Giant Rat's House. Never been to the T'hassee store, but I've been hit on at this one a couple of times. That always takes me by surprise, pleasantly so.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (HaL55)

359 God I miss the 1980s.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:26 PM (FXbwN)

--There was not too much freelancing at any of my schools, no music station, very little extra to the morning announcements.

Speaking of the '80s and school PA, though, I still vividly recall in 1981 in ES when over the PA we got the news that the hostages in Iran were freed.

The whole classroom stood up and cheered. Loudly.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (e7oj4)

360 Night, Hadrian.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (nPGq2)

361 358 Is this the dating advice thread?
Posted by: Pickled Tink at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (Tyii7)

Those only take place ten days or so after the Super Blood Wolf Moon when over half the country is freezing their balls off.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (ycWCI)

362 Sleep tight Jewels

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (c1nDO)

363 350 The best part of drinking wiskey is the names you
come across. Im not into it for the alcohol. Just to enjoy one or two at
a time. I dont want to get too spendy. 35 or 40 dollars a bottle is my
max. Bourbons and ryes seem to be cheaper than scotch or irish hootch.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (0OmEj)

They used to be a lot cheaper but now not so much. The standards such as Wild Turkey, George Dickel etc are still cheap for their value but the new brands that come out all the time are trying to charge high end scotch prices.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (n13/j)

364 358 Is this the dating advice thread?
Posted by: Pickled Tink at January 26, 2019 11:36 PM (Tyii7)

-------

*slams door*

*locks deadbolt*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (vL+6S)

365

'Night, HtS.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (HaL55)

366 But then I'm a sucker for good strings in a pop song (see also "Vapour Trail")

See also also, Slowdive's 'Spanish Air'.

on topic, Slowdive are back - youtu.be/BxwAPBxc0lU

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:38 PM (ykYG2)

367 Bourbons and ryes seem to be cheaper than scotch or irish hootch.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (0OmEj)

I like scotches well enough, but the price is often prohibitive, and they can be wildly different in taste, and I never got the hang of it.

Always been a bourbon guy, but I like rye as well. Bulleit does both very well. Small batch bourbons are often very good, and not always terribly expensive. My go-to is Evan Williams, which is not expensive, but is vastly superior to Jim Beam.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:39 PM (FXbwN)

368
Heh heh, heh heh...Thank God for Little Girls... little girls who wander into empty dressing rooms... little girls who pull their dresses over their head...little

*bam bam bam bam*

*thud bleed*

Posted by: Yet Another Target Pervert at January 26, 2019 11:39 PM (w3OLr)

369 Oban is very highly rated by many. I think I had it before but not many times. I need to get a bottle.
What I meant to say before was that I have never heard of someone new to scotch not liking the Balvenie 12. Of course someone into peat might not be into it.
Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:31 PM (n13/j)

We tend to keep a bottle of Oban around, and a small batch scotch. I drink it proper, a few ice cubes and a splash of branch water, the wife drinks her's neat.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:39 PM (Rz2Nc)

370 Ana Vidovic plays Asturias

https://youtu.be/inBKFMB-yPg

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 11:40 PM (mUa7G)

371 I love you guys, but school in 80s? I have a lawn.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:40 PM (9L2du)

372 Oh Hadrian, thanks for the tunes!

I am still trying to rebuild the files in my laptop, so have not yet plugged them in, but I know I shall enjoy!

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:40 PM (e7oj4)

373 254 Opening the different iPhone models can be tricky as well. However, if a man put it together, a man can take it apart.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 26, 2019 10:59 PM (YLHN9)

Technically true, but I took one look at those tiny screws and delicate ribbon connectors and decided to never do that myself.
Posted by: Splunge

With bond in place techniques, putting things back together can be impossible.

Posted by: Jean at January 26, 2019 11:41 PM (25Dt7)

374 Nastiest candies: English "Liquorice Allsorts" and Brach's "Old Fashioned Hard Candy Mix"

As a child, I loved Ribbon Candy. Not so much now, though.

Creme Drops are still OK, but haven't seen them anywhere in years...



Posted by: JQ at January 26, 2019 11:41 PM (zMzA6)

375 My go-to is Evan Williams, which is not expensive, but is vastly superior to Jim Beam.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:39 PM (FXbwN)

But you have to admit that Beam makes a hella fine built-in vacuum cleaner.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:41 PM (nPGq2)

376 I found some bottle in the liquor cabinet here. Still had the sticky price tags on them. Wow have prices changed.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:42 PM (9L2du)

377 Speaking of the '80s and school PA, though, I still vividly recall in 1981 in ES when over the PA we got the news that the hostages in Iran were freed.

The whole classroom stood up and cheered. Loudly.
Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:37 PM (e7oj4)

Yup. Much the same for me. I remember also when the shuttle Columbia was landing for the first time, my metal shop teacher let me and some other kids watch it on his TV in his office, then wrote passes because we were a half hour late for our next class.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:42 PM (FXbwN)

378 368 But then I'm a sucker for good strings in a pop song (see also "Vapour Trail")

See also also, Slowdive's 'Spanish Air'.

on topic, Slowdive are back - youtu.be/BxwAPBxc0lU
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:38 PM (ykYG2)

--"Spanish Air" is another classic.

Yeah, I have seen clips on Youtube of their recent shows, and they still look tight (at least with the old favourites), although I profess ignorance as to any recent material of theirs.

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:43 PM (e7oj4)

379 I love you guys, but school in 80s? I have a lawn.
Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:40 PM (9L2du)

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

Graduated HS in '81. I have already stepped off of your lawn.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:43 PM (ffYR/)

380 But you have to admit that Beam makes a hella fine built-in vacuum cleaner.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:41 PM (nPGq2)

Derp?

*thinks, slowly*

*20 watt light bulb turns on*

Ha!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:44 PM (FXbwN)

381 bottles.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:44 PM (9L2du)

382

Of course someone into peat might not be into it.

Our keyboard player got a shot of some Scotch one night that tasted pretty good, but was so peaty I'd wake up in the morning and think I smelled that shot still. This went on for about a week. Strange. Don't recall the name, but he got it at a British tourist pub below our club.
They have an awesome selection of booze there, including a double chocolate stout beer on tap. Never seen that anywhere else.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 26, 2019 11:44 PM (HaL55)

383 love spam! Spam is great! I'll have HIS spam!"
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:33 PM (w7KSn)


I keep Spam out at the lake place, I enjoy it with breakfast when the wife doesn't go out there with me, even the tin scares her. Lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:45 PM (Rz2Nc)

384 168 Back when we were more poor than we are now I had a recipe for Spam. Can of Spam, covered with fruit cocktail and some kind of sauce made with brown sugar and the liquid from the fruit cocktail. I lost the recipe (or threw it away, lol) but my husband loved it.
Posted by: Jewells45 at January 26, 2019 10:33 PM (dUJdY)

I am an unabashed Spam lover, and Spam got us through some tough times. I would probably like this, too!

Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 11:45 PM (XoAz8)

385 Class of '84.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:45 PM (FXbwN)

386 I was cosidering a jap wiskey today. 35 dollars for 750ml. Im still working through chaep decent bourbon and beginers scotch. There is alot thats good at 30 or 40 a bottle. I have not found a bad 30 dollar bourbon. The bottle im working through now is knob creek. Mmmm good.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:46 PM (0OmEj)

387 Pug, I'm also class of '84.
Those were the days, man...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:46 PM (miE9U)

388 Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 26, 2019 11:43 PM (ffYR/)


heh. okay. I got out in '79. You can drink on the porch with me.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:47 PM (9L2du)

389 Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:46 PM (0OmEj)

Knob Creek is a damn good bourbon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:47 PM (FXbwN)

390 Japanese whisky should, you would think, suck. But it doesn't.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:47 PM (ed8K1)

391 I don't recall they announced about the hostages in my elementary in Lexington MA. I was very young though.

Suburban Boston was a strange place. (But everything was strange for me - I was fresh off the 'plane from Algeria.) It was agreed in Massachusetts that they were all The Good Guys. They'd been on the winning side of every social issue for so long they had forgotten what it meant to be on the right side.

I still think the move from MA to TX was a bigger shock than the move from Algeria to MA.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:47 PM (ykYG2)

392 For usntakim:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWWwM2wwMww

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:48 PM (miE9U)

393 *slams door*

*locks deadbolt*
Posted by: Cicero
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*places fingers in ears*

la, la, la, la, la...la, la, la, la

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:48 PM (CDGwz)

394 I love you guys, but school in 80s? I have a lawn.
Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:40 PM (9L2du)



You're old.

Huh huh huh huhuhuhuhuh

Posted by: Butt-Head at January 26, 2019 11:48 PM (e7oj4)

395 Class of 74 here.

Posted by: four seasons at January 26, 2019 11:48 PM (WDg5t)

396 Have not drank a decent Japanese whiskey - have tasted several and all were terrible.

Posted by: stonecutter at January 26, 2019 11:49 PM (Bfr22)

397 four seasons, so you remember when Queen was a *new* band... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:49 PM (miE9U)

398 The Costco in Maui has huge stacks of Spam, on forklift pallets, right out front.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:49 PM (w7KSn)

399 I am an unabashed Spam lover, and Spam got us through some tough times. I would probably like this, too!

Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 11:45 PM (XoAz

I quite like Spam, too, but it is not real cheap anymore. Tinned corned beef is my guilty pleasure-in-a-can.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (nPGq2)

400 Can't remember much these days, lol

Posted by: four seasons at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (WDg5t)

401 Speaking of Oban, if you ever find yourself in Scotland, pay that town a visit. It's one of the most beautiful parts of Scotland. It's on the West Coast (NW of Glasgow) and it just has some breath taking scenery. I visited it back in my USAF days. The sunsets are spectacular.

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (WNAuL)

402 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

403 393 I don't recall they announced about the hostages in my elementary in Lexington MA. I was very young though.

Suburban Boston was a strange place. (But everything was strange for me - I was fresh off the 'plane from Algeria.) It was agreed in Massachusetts that they were all The Good Guys. They'd been on the winning side of every social issue for so long they had forgotten what it meant to be on the right side.

I still think the move from MA to TX was a bigger shock than the move from Algeria to MA.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:47 PM (ykYG2)

--Any place that did not announce the freeing of those hostages as good news, or not announce it at all . . . well, need any more be said about such a locale?

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (e7oj4)

404 Watching Wanted Dead of Alive. Broads with guns then fist fighting. Steve McQueen was . . . a good actor.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (9L2du)

405 Those were the days, man...
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:46 PM (miE9U)

My buddies and I were the metal heads, almost before that was even a thing. We had to special order Iron Maiden albums through the local Gibson's because Woolworth would not.

Man, now I'm all nostalgic and shit.

*turns on Heaven and Hell*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (FXbwN)

406 Tinned corned beef?!


No. Just no.

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (CLcKT)

407 Japanese whiskey

Remember: it is only 'whiskEy' there is an e in the country's name. Eire, United States.

If there is no e, it's whisky. Canada, Scotland.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (ykYG2)

408 I always have spam around, but lately I am more in to sardines from Portugal.
Doc says eat more fish, or fish oil pills, and I enjoy the fish more than the pills.
On toast with some mustard, yum!
I also have some herrings. Many different herrings.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:52 PM (w7KSn)

409 Spam now comes in a rich variety of flavors. Jalapeño Spam, Tabasco Spam, Hickory Smoke Spam, Black Pepper Spam, Pepto-Bismol Spam, Spam For Women, Tartar Control Spam...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:52 PM (miE9U)

410 Glen Morangie is my favorite.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at January 26, 2019 11:52 PM (t6MX/)

411 398 Have not drank a decent Japanese whiskey - have tasted several and all were terrible.
Posted by: stonecutter at January 26, 2019 11:49 PM (Bfr22)


I guess I've only tasted high-end stuff, because I was lucky enough to accompany a friend to a whisky auction. It was fully worthy, which shocked me.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:53 PM (ed8K1)

412 Pug, oh man.

So I bet you remember bands like Y&T and WASP...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:53 PM (miE9U)

413 I bought an Ikea Moka coffee pot the other day. I am surprised at how well it makes coffee.

Granted, I bought a cast aluminum moka coffee maker that was made in Venezuela and one a Bialetti one, and the Venezuelan is essentially the exact same maker and makes bad tasting coffee.

No idea what is going on with that, unless it is impurities in the Aluminum, or the flavor of the rubber seal for the bottom chamber

Posted by: Kindltot at January 26, 2019 11:53 PM (mUa7G)

414 Anyone here ever get to see that Monty Python play, Spamalot?
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:34 PM (miE9U)

I have..it's pretty much MP&tHG with a couple more songs thrown in. (And maybe a few topical throw-away lines.)

Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 11:53 PM (XoAz8)

415 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

No, but I did hear public service announcements on the radio that started out "nobody likes to think about it, but the threat of nuclear attack does exist..."

Always late at night. Just before they signed off. Plus we had monthly siren drills. Small town and all.

So, I was plenty paranoid about Boris.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (FXbwN)

416 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

I graduated HS in 83, I remember duck and cover in grade school. Did not remember much of HS.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (Rz2Nc)

417 apanese whiskey



Remember: it is only 'whiskEy' there is an e in the country's name. Eire, United States.



If there is no e, it's whisky. Canada, Scotland.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:51 PM (ykYG2)

True. And for some reason George Dickel of TN. calls it whisky, while Jack Daniels calls it Whiskey.

Posted by: Quint at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (n13/j)

418 Duck and cover under the desk in elementary school. Also watched the "informative" b & w 8mm movies for protection from bomb fallout.

Posted by: Infidel at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (9L2du)

419 I saw Spamalot and I rate Gem's comment as "True".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (ykYG2)

420 Bummer. The Geisha bars in Tokyo misled me.

Posted by: stonecutter at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (Bfr22)

421
I have invented a truly self cleaning litter box. It empties itself using a tesseract design. No matter where you are, it dumps into Detroit.

Posted by: Transdiminsional Nuclear Death Kitten at January 26, 2019 11:55 PM (w3OLr)

422 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

We didn't have duck and cover drills in my part of Canada, but there was an air-raid siren at the elementary school across the street from the family home, and that sucker was LOUD! Also loud: the formation of B52's that flew overhead at a few thousand feet, northbound, round about the time of the Cuban Missile crisis.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:55 PM (nPGq2)

423 Trans, sounds legit ;-)

I also invented a self-cleaning kitty litter box.

It works great as long as you don't have a cat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:55 PM (miE9U)

424 410 I always have spam around, but lately I am more in to sardines from Portugal.
Doc says eat more fish, or fish oil pills, and I enjoy the fish more than the pills.
On toast with some mustard, yum!
I also have some herrings. Many different herrings.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:52 PM (w7KSn)


I love those little Norwegian sardines, the ones that come about 14 to the tin, in olive oil. I could almost live on those, on Saltines, forever.

The ones I get these days have a bright yellow wrapper that says "Tiny Tots." To me it is like an undiscovered delicacy that is still pretty cheap.

Posted by: Splunge at January 26, 2019 11:55 PM (ed8K1)

425 Creamed chipped beef on toast. SOS, what's not to like?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (xSo9G)

426 Doc says eat more fish, or fish oil pills, and I enjoy the fish more than the pills.
On toast with some mustard, yum!
I also have some herrings. Many different herrings.
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:52 PM (w7KSn)

Oh yes, sardines on toast for breakfast, yummy.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

427 I quite like Spam, too, but it is not real cheap anymore. Tinned corned beef is my guilty pleasure-in-a-can.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (nPGq2)

That devilled ham stuff is mine...reminds me so much of lunchtime when I was a kid.

Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (XoAz8)

428 Evasiveboat, remember all the WW3 movies? Special Bulletin, Threads, The Day After.

I admit I have them on video. I especially liked Special Bulletin.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (miE9U)

429 I also consume anchovies.
Right out of the can.
I am old as dirt, so far so good.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 26, 2019 11:57 PM (w7KSn)

430 Iran Hostage Crisis Ends:

https://youtu.be/N39mrl2Ezug

Oh, and *SPIT* Walter Cronkite

Posted by: logprof at January 26, 2019 11:57 PM (e7oj4)

431 I love those little Norwegian sardines, the ones that come about 14 to the tin, in olive oil. I could almost live on those, on Saltines, forever.

The ones I get these days have a bright yellow wrapper that says "Tiny Tots." To me it is like an undiscovered delicacy that is still pretty cheap.
Posted by: Splunge
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I keep some on hand. It's the standard snack on fishing trips.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:57 PM (xSo9G)

432 Splunge, don't give yourself scurvy now ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:57 PM (miE9U)

433 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)


I didn't, no. I was pretty unaware of the cold war, aside from WarGames and Red Dawn and USNI Proceedings articles with red and blue bar graphs. Then I compressed an entire childhood's worth of existential nuclear terror into seeing tanks rumbling around Red Square on the news.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 26, 2019 11:58 PM (t+qrx)

434
Pug, I'm also class of '84.

Those were the days, man...

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:46 PM (miE9U)


The 80's was the shit. Chicks dressed like they wanted everybody to know they were chicks and leave noooo doubt.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 26, 2019 11:58 PM (9Om/r)

435 Jack Daniels is good with a mixer. It hardly qualities as the good stuff. If i can't drink it neat i dont really care for it. Neat or just a touch of water.

Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:58 PM (0OmEj)

436 Berserker, yup.
Makeup, hair, tights, leotards, pumps... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)

437 Always late at night. Just before they signed off. Plus we had monthly siren drills. Small town and all.

So, I was plenty paranoid about Boris.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 26, 2019 11:54 PM (FXbwN)

I live outside of town, but they have the siren go off everyday at 11:00 am, why? Every stinking day.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (Rz2Nc)

438 Flavoured tuna, in oil, in a plastic pouch...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (CLcKT)

439 One thing never changes.


Murder.

Posted by: Lt. Joe Kenda at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (Rxduq)

440
That devilled ham stuff is mine...reminds me so much of lunchtime when I was a kid.
Posted by: Gem at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (XoAz

Underwood Chicken Spread.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (ycWCI)

441

I remember when ELP were brand new. And Yes. Teh Doobies, Steely Dan, Queen, The Police, Van Halen. Grew up listening to the Animals, the Stones and the Beatles, Dave Clark Five, Paul Revere and the Raiders and every other band from that era. You'd think they'd never play anything but country music in Alabama, but you'd be wrong. There was that, but it was mixed in with just about every other type of music you could think of. Not like today.

The first concert I attended was Herman's Hermits at one of those Cavalcade of Stars thingys with about 5 other groups.
It wasn't until I got moved to Huntspatch that I heard primarily country. But then, we young'uns were listening to Classical Rock (like ELP and Yes) stuff too, and would tune in the Grand Ole Opry live on Saturday nights from the Nashville station when we were cruising around looking for other musclecars to drag race.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:00 AM (HaL55)

442 So I bet you remember bands like Y&T and WASP...
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:53 PM (miE9U)

Yup. Also, older Scorpions (Animal Magnetism and Lovedrive were excellent), Def Leppard, Saxon, the Heavy Metal Soundtrack, Black Sabbath (Dio), and older stuff like Aerosmith, Alice Cooper, Thin Lizzy, Grand Funk, Pink Floyd, hell, even Kiss when they were good (1974-77).

Funny thing, Metallica was in existence by then, but had not reached us when we graduated. Thrash metal came later in my life. Even funnier, the first thrash band I bought was Testament's first album.

Went off on a tangent there.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:00 AM (FXbwN)

443
I'll eat tuna with or without flavoring, any time...

Posted by: Snack Man at January 27, 2019 12:00 AM (w3OLr)

444 We didn't have duck and cover drills in my part of Canada, but there was an air-raid siren at the elementary school across the street from the family home, and that sucker was LOUD! Also loud: the formation of B52's that flew overhead at a few thousand feet, northbound, round about the time of the Cuban Missile crisis.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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How about one powered by a Chrysler Hemi?

http://tinyurl.com/oat8sq4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:01 AM (xSo9G)

445 So, I'm thinking a lot of you folk didn't take part in 'Duck and Cover' drills.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:50 PM (CDGwz)

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

We had these until 6th grade, when honest Mr. Schon told us that if he heard of incoming nucs, he would go outside and watch it. This made sense to me. Hiding under a desk never did.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:01 AM (ffYR/)

446 By the 1980s American schools weren't into duck-n-cover. Especially in Texas in the middle-to-late 1980s it was becoming increasingly clear that even the Russians weren't all that into communism anymore. Their system was rotten and everyone knew it, so the whiners in the MSM complained instead about Reaganite 'superpatriotism'.

We all knew that the Soviet Union was going to die but the main worry was, what if some hotheads decided to take out the Enemies Of The Motherland down with them.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:01 AM (ykYG2)

447 navybrat......my stepdaughter showed us pictures of Spam in glass cases

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (c1nDO)

448 Pug, oh yeah.

My sister loved Scorpions' album Blackout. Then they came out with Love At First Sting and MTV was playing their videos every 15 minutes, about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (miE9U)

449 Just back from my 73rd birthday party at nearest neighor's house (3\4 mile). Great dinner, including home grown cherries made by my sweet one. Many glasses of champagne. A little tipsy, but I thought I should check, read content, and about first 150 comments. Now time for bed. Live life for yourself, ain't no body going to live your life for you.

Posted by: colfax mingo at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (w1Q8n)

450 437 Jack Daniels is good with a mixer. It hardly qualities as the good stuff. If i can't drink it neat i dont really care for it. Neat or just a touch of water.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:58 PM (0OmEj)


(raises shield)

Notwithstanding my first post on this thread, Bourbon and its Tennessee imitators kind of suck. They taste like licking out a charcoal grill, plus corn sweetness. Rye is infinitely better. Try Sazerac or Rittenhouse.

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (ed8K1)

451 LOL, as I remember my parents in the 1980s mainly worried about the economic threat from... Japan. D'OH

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (ykYG2)

452 I have no lady like words for Carter or Cronkite. So thankful my first adult vote was for Reagan.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (9L2du)

453 BackwardsBoy, yup. The radio used to play a *variety* of music. Now you have to change stations constantly to hear anything different, at the very least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (miE9U)

454 I live outside of town, but they have the siren go off everyday at 11:00 am, why? Every stinking day.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42
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To set your watch.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:03 AM (xSo9G)

455 Tuna really is a truly magnificient fruit de mer, innit?!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at January 27, 2019 12:03 AM (CLcKT)

456 If you open one can of Spam, you have one serving.

There are no other rules.

Posted by: tux at January 27, 2019 12:03 AM (aVmAZ)

457 boulder: well, see the original Blade Runner.

It assumed that by this year, Japan would be eclipsing the US worldwide in economy, culture, everything.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:03 AM (miE9U)

458 I admit I have them on video. I especially liked Special Bulletin.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (miE9U)

Actually I don't remember the movies, I was never much of a movie guy. I fairly recently watched Starwars in order, meaning 1 2 3 4 5 6, rather than 4 5 6 1 2 3.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 27, 2019 12:04 AM (Rz2Nc)

459 453 LOL, as I remember my parents in the 1980s mainly worried about the economic threat from... Japan. D'OH
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (ykYG2)


They are industrious enough to own the world, but it turned out that the most intensely shame based culture in the world is really bad at recognizing and dealing with bad debts.

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:04 AM (ed8K1)

460
My sister loved Scorpions' album Blackout. Then they came out with Love At First Sting and MTV was playing their videos every 15 minutes, about.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (miE9U)

Fookers kind of got hooked on the popularity. Saw them live in '92(ish) and I was profoundly disappointed. not to mention deaf. Terrible sound.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:04 AM (FXbwN)

461 Just back from my 73rd birthday party at nearest neighor's house (3\4 mile). Great dinner, including home grown cherries made by my sweet one. Many glasses of champagne. A little tipsy, but I thought I should check, read content, and about first 150 comments. Now time for bed. Live life for yourself, ain't no body going to live your life for you.
Posted by: colfax mingo
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Gosh, you're old.

Heh. Attended a 90th today for a Korean war Vet. He's a bit wobbly, but sharp as a tack. Hard-core conservative. Big player in local and State VFW.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:05 AM (CDGwz)

462 Japan still does good comic book though!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:05 AM (ykYG2)

463

No idea what is going on with that, unless it is impurities in the
Aluminum, or the flavor of the rubber seal for the bottom chamber


We here have standards for food-grade aluminum. Other countries, who knows?
Mmmm. Rubber-flavored cofveve...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:05 AM (HaL55)

464 437 Jack Daniels is good with a mixer. It hardly qualities as the good stuff. If i can't drink it neat i dont really care for it. Neat or just a touch of water.
Posted by: usntakim profoundly deplorable at January 26, 2019 11:58 PM (0OmEj)

--Gentleman Jack is gooooood, though.

Oh, and no Duck and Cover but our middle school cafeteria was a designated fallout shelter.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:05 AM (e7oj4)

465 Berserker, yup.

Makeup, hair, tights, leotards, pumps... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 11:59 PM (miE9U)


The Jersey Big Hair was a delightful creature.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (9Om/r)

466 "...Spam in glass cases"

Did it have a little hammer to break the glass in case of emergency?

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (w7KSn)

467 Posted by: colfax mingo

Happy birthday.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (FXbwN)

468 Evasive, check 'em out if you can. Threads is especially chilling.

And Special Bulletin has the all-time best "oh shit" moment ever, near the end.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (miE9U)

469 ...Creamed chipped beef on toast. SOS, what's not to like?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (xSo9G)




My late Dad made the best SOS I've ever had. Found a restaurant along the Interstate in PA that came close though.

How close? Finished the first one, and ordered a second, right behind it.

What I *need* is a solid, proven, reliable recipe for the stuff.

I'll soon weigh 350 lbs, but what the hell, the stuff is delicious.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

470 How about one powered by a Chrysler Hemi?

http://tinyurl.com/oat8sq4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:01 AM (xSo9G)

If Jay Leno doesn't have one, he should.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (nPGq2)

471 Berserker, yup.

I think it was immortalized forever in early episodes of Married With Children.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (miE9U)

472 Happy B-day colfax!

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (9L2du)

473 Infidel, my first vote as a kid (you know my age): like yours, for Reagan. Although that vote was nonbinding on account of being, you know, a Limey, besides being a child also.

My first Presidential vote as a citizen was for Dole. In Texas. So, didn't matter much.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:08 AM (ykYG2)

474 My Dad is a Marine. He loves SOS. When we were kids we would get SOS at least once a month for dinner.

Holy hell, I have not had that in thirty or more years.

Gotta remedy that.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (FXbwN)

475 Rye is infinitely better. Try Sazerac or Rittenhouse.
Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:02 AM (ed8K1)

--Heh, lived in Canada for a decade so of course love rye.

Really like Bulleitt but it's pricey.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (e7oj4)

476 Happy Birthday, Colfax Mingo! May there be many more.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (nPGq2)

477
How about one powered by a Chrysler Hemi?



http://tinyurl.com/oat8sq4



Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:01 AM (xSo9G)




Thats a million shades of awesome.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (9Om/r)

478 I did see The Day After, but as an adult. Parents didn't let me watch it at the time.

It *was* intense.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (ykYG2)

479 Wow, colfax, HBD but damn you are a young soul!

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (e7oj4)

480
*flicks bean*
*hot boxes Berserker*

Posted by: Lisa Ann at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (c7mrF)

481 Really like Bulleitt but it's pricey.
Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (e7oj4)

Really? IIRC, the bottle I bought here in Kentucky was under $20. I could be wrong though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (ycWCI)

482 Oh, and no Duck and Cover but our middle school cafeteria was a designated fallout shelter.
Posted by: logprof


A designated Place to Find All The Bodies, then. Joint I worked at back in the day was like that. Warehouses don't stand up to tornadoes well. And my concerns about the anhydrous ammonia were well-founded, as it happened.

Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (lLeln)

483 Jack Daniels is good with a mixer. It hardly qualities as the good stuff.


I shall disagree. I didn't really know Jack and I assumed it was some redneck swill. Then I was living in Europe and I saw that it was selling for the same price as, say, Johnny Walker. And I thought, who would pay the same for Jack Daniels?

Well it turns out it's good. I know it's not technically Bourbon but it's Bourbon. Good Bourbon is as interesting and good as good Scotch.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (fuK7c)

484 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (0G6Sv)

485 I did see The Day After, but as an adult. Parents didn't let me watch it at the time.

It *was* intense.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (ykYG2)

Freaked me the hell out. Only fed my paranoia.

Good times.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (FXbwN)

486 Holy hell, I have not had that in thirty or more years.

Gotta remedy that.
Posted by: Pug Mahon
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Well, as we all know, it's the gravy that makes the dish, and that ain't easy to get just right without a known recipe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (CDGwz)

487 > Fookers kind of got hooked on the popularity. Saw them live in '92(ish) and I was profoundly disappointed. not to mention deaf. Terrible sound.

Saw the Scorps in '82 and again in '85. Both shows were excellent.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (YLHN9)

488

How about one powered by a Chrysler Hemi?


Damnation. 138 dbC SPL at 100 ft? The nuclear bomb explosion would've been quieter.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (HaL55)

489 480 I did see The Day After, but as an adult. Parents didn't let me watch it at the time.

It *was* intense.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:09 AM (ykYG2)


Yes, it was intense propaganda, with a major dump taken on Reagan at the end.

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (ed8K1)

490 Happy birthday colfax.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (ffYR/)

491 Happy B-day, colfax mingo ...

May you have many more well lived years!

Posted by: Adriane the Cheeseweed Critic ... at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (LPnfS)

492 Jim, New Sunk Dawn.

I think everyone has there own. I use mom's recipe. Chop some onions, cook in butter then ad flour for a roux. Add milk and cook till thickend. I buy buddig sliced beef. Cut it up and dump in. pour over toast w/s and p.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (9L2du)

493 It's not an authentic hamburger unless it has a poppy seed bun.

Posted by: Braenyard at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (ePWRo)

494 Really? IIRC, the bottle I bought here in Kentucky was under $20. I could be wrong though.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (ycWCI)

--Because Kentucky?

Yeah, get up in price, even in Texas.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:12 AM (e7oj4)

495 --Because Kentucky?

Yeah, get up in price, even in Texas.
Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:12 AM (e7oj4)

Probably. The most expensive bourbon I think I have seen here is all the Pappy stuff.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (ycWCI)

496 Splunge, Reagan himself liked "The Day After".

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (ykYG2)

497 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (0G6Sv)


Yeah.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (t+qrx)

498 Well, as we all know, it's the gravy that makes the dish, and that ain't easy to get just right without a known recipe.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (CDGwz)

My mom's was really good (she may have gotten the recipe from grandma), which is funny, since she did not like it much. But she loves my pop, so maybe the secret ingredient is love.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (FXbwN)

499 By the 1980s American schools weren't into duck-n-cover.


That was over by the early 60s. I started grade school in '66 and they had already realized that the only point of putting your head between your knees was to kiss your ass goodbye.

If you did duck and cover you're a certifiable Boomer.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (fuK7c)

500 > the Venezuelan is essentially the exact same maker and makes bad tasting coffee.

> No idea what is going on with that

That's the taste of socialism, comrade.

When I was a kid we would occasionally get candy imported from Eastern Europe. It all sucked.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (YLHN9)

501 Crap.

Why am I hungry?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:14 AM (FXbwN)

502 A designated Place to Find All The Bodies, then. Joint I worked at back in the day was like that. Warehouses don't stand up to tornadoes well. And my concerns about the anhydrous ammonia were well-founded, as it happened.
Posted by: I'm Brother Cavil, and I recommend The Courage To Be Disliked at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (lLeln)

--Correct.

My mom was fatalistic about that. [Paraphrasing] "Well, we're within radius of the biggest naval base in the world, Langley AFB/TAC, the Naval Weapons Station, and Ft. Eustis. We won't have to worry about fallout."

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:14 AM (e7oj4)

503 Costco in Maui has huge stacks of Spam, on forklift pallets, right out front.
Posted by: navybrat

That's a polynesian church

Posted by: Jean at January 27, 2019 12:15 AM (25Dt7)

504 498 Splunge, Reagan himself liked "The Day After".
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (ykYG2)


I can't explain that one. Perhaps my memory of it is distorted, but it tells me that, at the end, as people were lying in the devastation that used to be the US, a distinctly Reagan-like voice came over the radio and essentially said that this was no problem, because the important thing was that we were still holding to our principles.

I took it as a slap at Reagan and his steadfast defense of the West and its principle of freedom, vs. the wonderful Lefty option of caving to the Soviets.

Have I remembered all this wrong?

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:17 AM (ed8K1)

505 Those dumbarse Scots got the poteen recipe wrong when they stole it from us.

You're supposed to use the peat to heat the still, you stupid buggers, not put it in the mash.


Posted by: The Irish at January 27, 2019 12:17 AM (YLHN9)

506 That was over by the early 60s. I started grade school in '66 and they had already realized that the only point of putting your head between your knees was to kiss your ass goodbye.

If you did duck and cover you're a certifiable Boomer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (fuK7c)

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I mentioned upthread that until 6th grade, we were taught this. I was born in late '62, so doubtful on the boomer thing.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:17 AM (ffYR/)

507 ...Jim, New Sunk Dawn.

I think everyone has there own. I use mom's recipe. Chop some onions, cook in butter then ad flour for a roux. Add milk and cook till thickend. I buy buddig sliced beef. Cut it up and dump in. pour over toast w/s and p.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:11 AM (9L2du)



I canna do the onions. Bad JuJu for me, there.

I'd have to get on the cart, and I don't WANT to get on the cart. I feel fine, really!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:17 AM (QzJWU)

508 California did duck and cover well into the '80s as earthquake drills.

Then one day we had a real earthquake. Nobody moved. A lifetime of training, wasted.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (0bu2O)

509 My mom was fatalistic about that. [Paraphrasing] "Well, we're within radius of the biggest naval base in the world, Langley AFB/TAC, the Naval Weapons Station, and Ft. Eustis. We won't have to worry about fallout."

Sounds about right. Grew up in Jax, FL.

NAS, Jax. NAS, Cecil Fields. NAS, Mayport. ATC for SE US ...

Same logic.

Posted by: Adriane the Cheeseweed Critic ... at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (LPnfS)

510 *flicks bean*

*hot boxes Berserker*

Posted by: Lisa Ann at January 27, 2019 12:10 AM (c7mrF)


I saw my life flash before my eyes. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (9Om/r)

511 Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM

Started elementary school in 65. It was SoCal and two blocks from McDonnall Douglas. We had those drills until the early 70s.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (9L2du)

512 > That's a polynesian church

The story has it that Spam became so popular in Polynesia because it was the closest substitute for human flesh.

Long pig, anyone?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (YLHN9)

513
I canna do the onions. Bad JuJu for me, there.
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In which case, it would be a rue.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:19 AM (xSo9G)

514 514 > That's a polynesian church
The story has it that Spam became so popular in Polynesia because it was the closest substitute for human flesh.
Long pig, anyone?
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:18 AM (YLHN9)


I don't exactly restrict my salt intake, but I don't think I would taste that salty.

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:19 AM (ed8K1)

515 Well, I am going to go to bed. My nose and forehead are a little swollen, but not painful. Feels like they have sticky tape on them that has shrunk a bit, and pulled tight. I will probably get a black eye out of it, too.

(Got schwacked in the face by a block of wood while doing a stupid table saw trick. Nine stitches.)


Anyway, Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (nPGq2)

516 To set your watch.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:03 AM (xSo9G)

That's about it. Next township election I should ask who can make it stop. Tell them the Amish and Mennonites will show up,to vote thatway too. Lol

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (Rz2Nc)

517 I mentioned upthread that until 6th grade, we were taught this. I was born in late '62, so doubtful on the boomer thing.


Well then you grew up in some backwater that the telegraph hadn't yet reached. I was born in '60 and duck and cover was nostalgia already when I was in school.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (fuK7c)

518 This is a 19 second clip from a balcony overlooking a rally in Caracas yesterday.

If I were Maduro, I would be asking for a quick review of readily portable valuables about this time

https://youtu.be/rUFlRnlIc4U

Posted by: Kindltot at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (mUa7G)

519 Have I remembered all this wrong?

Posted by: Splunge at January 27, 2019 12:17 AM (ed8K1)

I remember the conservative families I knew thinking it was lefty propaganda, kind of like 99 luftbalons. Nobody wants nuclear war duh. But I think many mf the left thought the best way to prevent it was for the US to surrender.
I have not seen the movie other than once a long, long time ago. Maybe it is worth rewatching..

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (n13/j)

520 'Night, AOP!

And go Central!

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:21 AM (e7oj4)

521 Splunge, what I remember is a scene where people in a bunker are listening to a presidential speech, made by someone who sounded like Reagan.

The speech itself was pretty innocuous. The standard stuff you'd expect to hear in that situation. Then immediately afterward, some people get into an argument over whether or not the president indicated "who started it."

As I recall, it wasn't a slap at Reagan. Not a huge one, anyway.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:21 AM (miE9U)

522 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at January 27, 2019 12:21 AM (ycWCI)

523 > Well, we're within radius of the biggest naval base in the world, Langley AFB/TAC, the Naval Weapons Station, and Ft. Eustis.

Elmendorf AFB in Alaska here.

First sign that this is not a drill: EAFB stops answering the phone.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:21 AM (YLHN9)

524 Bander, ever the smart ass. Will you save me a spot near the corner?

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:22 AM (9L2du)

525 Anyway, Be well, Horde.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (nPGq2)

'Night.

Heal quick.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:22 AM (FXbwN)

526 qdpsteve has got me thinking about theater plays and productions.

The absolute funniest play I've ever seen is probably The People vs. Friar Lawrence, or Who Killed Romeo and Juliet?

The best acted play I've ever seen was The Screwtape Letters at the Mercury Theatre with Peter Kevoian as Screwtape and Aislin Mulligan as Toadpipe. Really blew me away. Just the two of them on a blacked-out stage with a wing chair and a ladder. Enthralling. I still have the program tacked up on the corkboard in my office.




Posted by: Gem at January 27, 2019 12:22 AM (XoAz8)

527 Evasive, check 'em out if you can. Threads is especially chilling.

And Special Bulletin has the all-time best "oh shit" moment ever, near the end.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:06 AM (miE9U)

Thanks, I will.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 27, 2019 12:22 AM (Rz2Nc)

528 > If I were Maduro, I would be asking for a quick review of readily portable valuables about this time


Insty's comment was "I hear Smolensk is lovely this time of year."

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:22 AM (YLHN9)

529 G'night, AOP.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:23 AM (ffYR/)

530 Quint, I don't remember anything in The Day After that ever hinted that one side or the other was to blame for the nuclear war, due to obstinacy.

What I do remember was tons of imagery of the horrific, epic destruction. That seemed to be the great message of the film, that the results of a nuclear exchange would be so incredibly devastating.

BTW, The Day After is available on blu-ray from Kino. I got it about a year ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:24 AM (miE9U)

531 That was over by the early 60s. I started grade school in '66 and they had already realized that the only point of putting your head between your knees was to kiss your ass goodbye.

If you did duck and cover you're a certifiable Boomer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:13 AM (fuK7c)

No, not really, born in 1965, and we did duck and cover. But, now that you mention it, I think it might have been for tornado drills. Whatever, we did duck and cover.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 27, 2019 12:25 AM (Rz2Nc)

532

Happy Birfday, Colfax Mingo!

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:26 AM (HaL55)

533 Gem, thanks.

Back in 1986 I remember seeing a play called "The Rapids." Looking back, it really WAS anti-Reagan, anti-American propaganda... but, it also had some really funny moments.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:26 AM (miE9U)

534 ...Well, I am going to go to bed. My nose and forehead are a little swollen, but not painful. Feels like they have sticky tape on them that has shrunk a bit, and pulled tight. I will probably get a black eye out of it, too.

(Got schwacked in the face by a block of wood while doing a stupid table saw trick. Nine stitches.)


Anyway, Be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (nPGq2)




Shorter AOP: "Did you see what I saw? OW!"


Be well amigo, and heal quickly!

Oh, and may your fingers end the day in the same quantity as at dawn.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:26 AM (QzJWU)

535 Quint, I don't remember anything in The Day After
that ever hinted that one side or the other was to blame for the nuclear
war, due to obstinacy.



What I do remember was tons of imagery of the horrific, epic
destruction. That seemed to be the great message of the film, that the
results of a nuclear exchange would be so incredibly devastating.



BTW, The Day After is available on blu-ray from Kino. I got it about a year ago.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:24 AM (miE9U)

I would like to see it again. I think a lot of people didn't even watch it and thought it would be like the infamous "Daisy Ad".

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:27 AM (n13/j)

536 I'm lazy, so I thought some other Moron would post this, but I guess I'm not as lazy as I thought.

Mandatory:

https://youtu.be/Ki2ut23MRGQ

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:27 AM (e7oj4)

537 I mentioned upthread that until 6th grade, we were taught this. I was born in late '62, so doubtful on the boomer thing.


Well then you grew up in some backwater that the telegraph hadn't yet reached. I was born in '60 and duck and cover was nostalgia already when I was in school.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:20 AM (fuK7c)

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

Nope. Grew up in a suburb bordering Chicago.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:27 AM (ffYR/)

538 This chipped beef recipe looks pretty good.

http://tinyurl.com/ybknm9ok

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:28 AM (CDGwz)

539 Duck and cover keeps the flying glass away from your face. One less thing to worry about.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - with a stiff pinky at January 27, 2019 12:28 AM (NMAzL)

540 Quint, I just looked and The Day After is also available on DVD for about $12. The blu-ray is about $20.

Yeah, I think it's worth another look after all these years. Call me crazy. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

541 Quint, I just looked and The Day After is also available on DVD for about $12. The blu-ray is about $20.



Yeah, I think it's worth another look after all these years. Call me crazy. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

Yeah. And the nukes are still here but people don't seem as afraid of them. I guess it is a time thing.

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (n13/j)

542
If you did duck and cover you're a certifiable Boomer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
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Hold it. Phrasing. I think you mean 'certified Boomer', maybe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (CDGwz)

543 Hmm, Hammer. I guess we were poorer than I thought. Hamburger in cream chipped beef?

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (9L2du)

544 All right, I'm out.

This ONT was far less...moist than last night.

Be well.

Gotta be fresh for the Book Thread.

*lays out pants*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:31 AM (FXbwN)

545

'Night AOP.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:31 AM (HaL55)

546 Well had an Amy Bishop of a customer. This jive turkey shows up with a posse. Am the only one in all of electronics/wireless/photo and am in Pick-Up Today because there is no one there either.

So take care of customer picking stuff up and then ask him what he wants. He wants the Straight Talk iPhone6. I tell him we are out. Next question is a bunch of spleef of him always coming to the store and we always out followed by when will we get anymore in. So politely tell him we might get some in tonight or tomorrow, we have no control of when stuff gets shipped.

Him and his posse leave so I think all is done. Nope. Next he corrals the photo guy who has returned. I walk in at this point as photo guy gets on phone to call for management and the customer goes ballistic accusing him of being a smart a$$.

I exit stage left to go help another customer because frankly all this is heading towards is more screaming. Take care of that customer and they are still hanging around counter. And no management. So I try to call, no answer. Tell him I will hunt down a manager. Go do so and find one over in Grocery. Give a quick rundown and we walk over there.

So guy starts ranting about how we don't know how to do customer service. That he owns two businesses and it shouldn't take a manager to tell him that the phones are no longer available.

I am standing there quietly thinking 'where did you learn your people skills? A$$holes-R-Us?'

Finally him and his posse go away. The assistant manager apologizes that no customer should act like that. My answer got a snort. I said, "I've been chewed up by Generals."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (0G6Sv)

547 Ima certifiable, doubtless.
We even had an underground bunker, which was amazing since the water table was only about 4 feet down.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (w7KSn)

548

'Night Pug Mahon. I have to put B'Gal to bed, then I'm outa here myself.

But not just yet.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (HaL55)

549 Hmm, Hammer. I guess we were poorer than I thought. Hamburger in cream chipped beef?
Posted by: Infidel
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Same recipe, really.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (CDGwz)

550 I've read that today, if Putin woke up in a bad mood and ordered a full nuke strike against the US, it's anyone's guess which missiles would actually launch and which wouldn't, because a lot of their system hasn't been maintained really well.

Probably wishful thinking though. My hunch is, far more than enough bad stuff would still happen, even if this is true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (miE9U)

551
I've been sick as a dog the last few days -- it was either some mild food poisoning or a stomach bug. I suspect the former from the way it behaved.

Turrible.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:33 AM (f1Vqw)

552 Brit equivalent to "The Day After", "Threads" from 1984:

https://archive.org/details/threads_201712

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:33 AM (0bu2O)

553 Off with the pinky.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 27, 2019 12:33 AM (NMAzL)

554 A lot of the spam dishes you run across (e.g., spam sushi) trace to Japan and the after-effects of WWII.
Posted by: half a mind at January 27, 2019 12:25 AM (np68J)


Korea too. Budae jjigae (Spam and hot dog noodle soup) is supposed to have been invented because hey, lots of US-supplied Spam and hot dogs around in the early 1950s, might as well come up with something to do with them. Now it's a sort of South Korean comfort food.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 27, 2019 12:33 AM (t+qrx)

555 Be well amigo, and heal quickly!

Oh, and may your fingers end the day in the same quantity as at dawn.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:26 AM (QzJWU)

Thanks, Jim. Finger status: all present and accounted for. My hand was 2 feet away from the saw blade. I think what got me was a cube of wood, an inch and a half on each side, slung at me at a high rate of knots. Right between my eyes, which means it missed them both; my eyesight is A-OK. My nose and brow got cut, deeply, but no bleeding from inside my nose. So, basically, cuts and bruises. Could have been a lot worse. And it was all on me.

Night, all.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:34 AM (nPGq2)

556 Yeah. And the nukes are still here but people don't seem as afraid of them. I guess it is a time thing.
Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (n13/j)

--Yeah, there is also wonderment as to whether our nukes are even functional after all the years.

(I can only speak for myself, but I know my missile can make it out the silo and deliver its payload. )

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:34 AM (e7oj4)

557 Blanco, yup. Threads also came out on DVD and blu-ray last year.

IMHO, it's the most chilling nuclear war film ever made.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:34 AM (miE9U)

558 I've been avoiding politics for the past few days. Depressing, and it's winter.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 27, 2019 12:34 AM (NMAzL)

559 This ONT was far less...moist than last night.

Be well.

Gotta be fresh for the Book Thread.

*lays out pants*
Posted by: Pug Mahon at January 27, 2019 12:31 AM (FXbwN)

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

Far less gassy too, by description. Night.

Posted by: Calm Mentor's GoFundMe at January 27, 2019 12:35 AM (ffYR/)

560 If you did duck and cover you're a certifiable Boomer.
Posted by: Bandersnatch
-----------

Hold it. Phrasing. I think you mean 'certified Boomer', maybe.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (CDGwz)



Hadn't thought of that, but maaaaybee.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at January 27, 2019 12:35 AM (fuK7c)

561 >> Depressing, and it's winter.

And your face holes are leaking.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:35 AM (f1Vqw)

562 ...Yeah. And the nukes are still here but people don't seem as afraid of them. I guess it is a time thing.


Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:30 AM (n13/j)




Gerard Van Der Leun of American Digest blog suggests a live demonstration, every generation or so.

Pick a suitable uninhabited island, put live video feeds on it from distant ships, aircraft and space.

And let 'er rip.

Goes to remind the world just what happens when the Canned Sunshine gets opened.

It ain't a firecracker.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:35 AM (QzJWU)

563 https://www.foxnews.com/us/
south-carolina-boy-befriends
-officer-at-chick-fil-a

Warm fuzzy.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 12:35 AM (9L2du)

564 Glad to hear no major injury, AOP, Sounds scary.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 27, 2019 12:36 AM (NMAzL)

565

Yeah. And the nukes are still here but people don't seem as afraid of them. I guess it is a time thing.

I would go mow a bullseye into the backyard here at stately Casa Backwardio, moon the incoming warhead and taunt it with statements like, "Ahh, your mother was a bottle rocket!"

And if it managed to miss us, I would taunt it a second time.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:37 AM (HaL55)

566 My face holes are much better, thanks to intervention

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 27, 2019 12:37 AM (NMAzL)

567 Damn, AOP. If you need anything, you've got my number. You may not remember which one it is, but you've got it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:38 AM (0bu2O)

568 Never heard of Threads.

Want to check it out, especially if from 1984 (Peak Reagan)

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:38 AM (e7oj4)

569 [Blanco pulls out a guitar, starts singing 'You've Got A Friend' James Taylor-style]
;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:38 AM (miE9U)

570 logprof, IMHO Threads is pretty good.

BBC went ahead and approached the topic of nuclear war in film, as if it were a horror movie. Not to give away too much, but it even has a horror-style ending.

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:39 AM (miE9U)

571
Per the comprehensive test ban treaties, it's now "illegal" to detonate a nuke for test purposes.

Supposedly we pushed that because our simulation software was so good we didn't need to do live tests anymore. So they think. Me, well, reality always had surprises.

Bad news it the Chicoms probably have stolen all that software.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:40 AM (f1Vqw)

572 Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:32 AM (0G6Sv)

--What you described is a major driver of my dipsomania.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:40 AM (e7oj4)

573 Threads at Amazon:

https://tinyurl.com/yd6rjaac

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:41 AM (miE9U)

574 [Blanco pulls out a guitar, starts singing 'You've Got A Friend' James Taylor-style]

;-)



That's just mean.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:41 AM (0bu2O)

575 Not to give away too much, but it even has a horror-style ending.
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:39 AM (miE9U)

--A chick got nuked after losing her virginity?

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (e7oj4)

576 Glad to hear no major injury, AOP, Sounds scary.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at January 27, 2019 12:36 AM (NMAzL)

Thanks, Miley! Did not have time to be scared. Was mostly mad at myself for having been stupid. When I took stock, and found I was bleeding, ran to bathroom and splashed warm water on the affected area, and then applied pressure via tissues to stanch the bleeding. Called a nearby friend to run me to the ER, than called my insurer. There never was any intense pain. Numb, it was.

Good night.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (nPGq2)

577 I recall being horrified by 'On the Beach'. I mean a perfectly nice Ferrari 750 Monza Spider was being abandoned!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (xSo9G)

578 Bad news it the Chicoms probably have stolen all that software.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:40 AM (f1Vqw)

that is pretty much their whole military research plan right?

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (n13/j)

579 AOP.

Just wind some white bandage tape across the bridge of your glasses.

Rock the Nerd Style.

And it'll compliment the real bandages, quite nicely.

Besides. Chicks dig scars, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (QzJWU)

580 Um, guys? That link in my post about "Threads"? Yeah, it goes to a stream of the movie. You can watch it now, free.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (0bu2O)

581 logprof, uh, you're not too far away actually :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:43 AM (miE9U)

582 Blanco, just joshin' ya :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:43 AM (miE9U)

583
[Blanco pulls out a guitar, starts singing 'You've Got A Friend' James Taylor-style]

;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:38 AM (miE9U)


That poor guitar.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:43 AM (9Om/r)

584 Blanco, true re Threads, that's how I first watched it, on YouTube.

I made the mistake of watching it early Christmas morning unfortunately. Between the cold and the fact my neighborhood was *so* quiet... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (miE9U)

585 That poor guitar.

No shit. I'd have to burn it as a ritual sacrifice to atone.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (0bu2O)

586 Damn, AOP. If you need anything, you've got my number. You may not remember which one it is, but you've got it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:38 AM (0bu2O)

I do have it, I think. Planning to go to the military vehicle collectors show at Tempe Diablo Stadium tomorrow.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (nPGq2)

587 Bedtime, goodnight all!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (Rz2Nc)

588 Yeah. And the nukes are still here but people don't seem as afraid of them. I guess it is a time thing.

I
would go mow a bullseye into the backyard here at stately Casa
Backwardio, moon the incoming warhead and taunt it with statements like,
"Ahh, your mother was a bottle rocket!"

And if it managed to miss us, I would taunt it a second time.


Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:37 AM (HaL55)

Panache!

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (n13/j)

589 Ah, Ft. Eustis aka "Useless".

"Even Uncle Sam Thinks It Sucks"

The Army Transportation Museum is there iirc, where one can see a JetPack. I wanted one. They only had about 90 seconds worth of fuel, the Army could never figure out a use for them.

Posted by: Common Tater at January 27, 2019 12:45 AM (yUPCi)

590 logprof, does your bottle need a bottle?


Mike Hammer, do I want to know how much that Ferrari is in today's dollars?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:45 AM (0G6Sv)

591 You know these scooters and bikes you can rent everywhere now?
This has resulted in a huge uptick in injuries.
Makes you wonder if the surgeons and bone setters aren't the ones bank rolling these things...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 27, 2019 12:46 AM (w7KSn)

592

--Yeah, there is also wonderment as to whether our nukes are even functional after all the years.

We should've "tested" one on Medina the day after 9/11. And if there'd been another terrorist attack anywhere in the world, then Mecca would've gotten the next one.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:46 AM (HaL55)

593 > (Got schwacked in the face by a block of wood while doing a stupid table saw trick. Nine stitches.)


Yikes. I've done my share of stupid table saw tricks over the years. So far it hasn't caught up with me. So far.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:46 AM (YLHN9)

594 I do have it, I think. Planning to go to the military vehicle collectors show at Tempe Diablo Stadium tomorrow.

Nice. I'm planning on rewiring a mode switch some asshole cut out of a an old sideband CB, then threw it back in loose and rattling around inside the case.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:46 AM (0bu2O)

595 No shit. I'd have to burn it as a ritual sacrifice to atone.


Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (0bu2O)



As with all cursed relics.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:47 AM (9Om/r)

596 I made the mistake of watching it early Christmas morning unfortunately. Between the cold and the fact my neighborhood was *so* quiet... :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:44 AM (miE9U)

--LMAO, going back to the well:

https://youtu.be/t039p6xqutU

(A classic)

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:47 AM (e7oj4)

597 thanks logprof! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:48 AM (miE9U)

598
Had a good Rum Rebellion Day. Having more rum today too.

Posted by: otho at January 27, 2019 12:48 AM (LkFnL)

599 qdpsteve thought he was the Omega Man....

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:48 AM (0G6Sv)

600 Just wind some white bandage tape across the bridge of your glasses.

Rock the Nerd Style.

And it'll compliment the real bandages, quite nicely.

Besides. Chicks dig scars, right?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (QzJWU)

I didn't get any bandages. The sutures pretty well closed up the wounds, so they just look like scratches now.

And I don't wear glasses anymore, save for sunglasses or readers.

Sunglasses do completely cover the top wound, but the bottom one shows (just checked).

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at January 27, 2019 12:48 AM (nPGq2)

601 ...That poor guitar.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 12:43 AM (9Om/r)



Carole King wrote it, and her version, self-accompanied on piano, is superior.

The damn shame about that era, is how much huge talent was sucked into the leftworld sewer of the times, and never escaped.

Pity, that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (QzJWU)

602 > We should've "tested" one on Medina the day after 9/11. And if there'd been another terrorist attack anywhere in the world, then Mecca would've gotten the next one.

I observed at the time that we once had another enemy that was fond of flying suicide planes into things, but they rethought that tactic after we glassed two of their cities.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (YLHN9)

603 My nose and brow got cut, deeply, but no bleeding from inside my nose. So, basically, cuts and bruises. Could have been a lot worse. And it was all on me.

Night, all.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
--------

This calls for a future claim of a Heidelberg Scar.

Seriously, very few of us bother with safety gear, figuring that it is for wusses...until...that steel chip embeds itself in your eye, or some such.

Sounds like this was a near miss.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (xSo9G)

604 >> that is pretty much their whole military research plan right?

Yep. The establishment and Deep State are keeping under wraps just how much the ChiComs have pwned us over the past few decades. They go nuts over phantom Rooskie collusion when they've been selling us out to the ChiComs for 30 pieces of silver for years.

One that pissed me off is the crown jewels of our nuke secrets. The non-spherical primaries on the MIRV warheads. The ChiComs got the plans for those.

Basically, the primary is an implosion type fission thingy. A spherical design is the simplest to do. The computational complexity for non-sperhical designs increases exponentially. We had that, and the ChiComs stole it. Non-spherical, egg-shaped primaries can better fit in the conical MIRV reentry vehicles, allowing them to be smaller and lighter and fit more on one missile.

That tech was the crown jewel of our nuclear secrets.

You can thank Bubba for that, IIRC.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (f1Vqw)

605 We should've "tested" one on Medina the day after 9/11. And if there'd
been another terrorist attack anywhere in the world, then Mecca would've
gotten the next one.


Anyone else suffering from priapism right now?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (0bu2O)

606 Anna, just about. Good grief. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:49 AM (miE9U)

607 AoP will need to wear full face shield from now on

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:50 AM (0G6Sv)

608 publius: see a doc. From someone who went through the diverticulitis wringer, 'tis better to do this earlier than later, which is better than Too Late.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:50 AM (ykYG2)

609 AoP will need to wear full face shield from now on

How about a nice steel colander?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:50 AM (0bu2O)

610 You know these scooters and bikes you can rent everywhere now?
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at January 27, 2019 12:46 AM (w7KSn)


I just know i went to bed one night on Earth Prime and when I woke up the next morning, there were all these electric skateboard things with little handlebars parked up and down the sidewalks around Lansing/East Lansing and everybody was acting like it was normal. Some people were even riding them, that's how I realized I wasn't the only one who could see them, like 'They Live' only with tiny scooters.

Posted by: hogmartin at January 27, 2019 12:50 AM (t+qrx)

611 Yikes. I've done my share of stupid table saw tricks over the years. So far it hasn't caught up with me. So far.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
-----------

I have a friend that had a table saw incident. Not an amateur either, the guy has built buildings.

Got a finger into the saw. It's still attached, but useless.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:52 AM (xSo9G)

612
I'm pretty sure it's not diverticulitis. The symptoms don't match too well. I'm 90% sure it was just mild food poisoning. I've had that a couple times before, and the symptoms matched perfectly.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 12:53 AM (f1Vqw)

613 The Army Transportation Museum is there iirc, where one can see a JetPack. I wanted one. They only had about 90 seconds worth of fuel, the Army could never figure out a use for them.
Posted by: Common Tater at January 27, 2019 12:45 AM (yUPCi)

--LMAO, I should have said Newport News Shipbuilding (now Grumman-Northrop). Ft. Eustis is indeed useless.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:53 AM (e7oj4)

614 How about a nice steel colander?

Too much obstructed vision that could lead to loss of digits and limbs.

Plus the ringing clang when a chunk of wood hits would leave his ears playing jack-hammer symphony in C-sharp.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:53 AM (0G6Sv)

615

I observed at the time that we once had another enemy that was fond of
flying suicide planes into things, but they rethought that tactic after
we glassed two of their cities.


Unfortunately, like belligerent children, some people only understand the use of force. Just saying, "Stop that" doesn't even register to people like that, they keep on doing it unless they're stopped in such a way as to be crystal clear. No means No.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 12:53 AM (HaL55)

616 re the need for face masks: again, I think you are confusing AoP with AOC.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 27, 2019 12:53 AM (ykYG2)

617 AoP will need to wear full face shield from now on

How about a nice steel colander?
Posted by: Blanco Basura
---------

Chainsaw chaps, and chain mail gloves.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:54 AM (xSo9G)

618 Had a good Rum Rebellion Day. Having more rum today too.
Posted by: otho at January 27, 2019 12:48 AM (LkFnL)

--Drinking rum 'n' coke right now!

[cue Andrews Sisters --too lazy to link]

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:55 AM (e7oj4)

619 Heading to bed, way too much of the wrong type of fun today.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:56 AM (0G6Sv)

620 AOP.



Just wind some white bandage tape across the bridge of your glasses.



Rock the Nerd Style.



And it'll compliment the real bandages, quite nicely.



Besides. Chicks dig scars, right?



Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at January 27, 2019 12:42 AM (QzJWU)
---
as the man said, and life has shown, "Chicks dig Jerks."

you get left holding the tab and watching pron.

"You're a really nice guy, but...."

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 12:58 AM (aMZRM)

621 Good night, Miss Anna.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 12:58 AM (0bu2O)

622 Goodnight Anna and others, and I gotta say goodnight too. Thanks for the fun chat everyone!

Posted by: qdpsteve at January 27, 2019 12:59 AM (miE9U)

623 I have a friend that had a table saw incident. Not an amateur either, the guy has built buildings.



Got a finger into the saw. It's still attached, but useless.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 27, 2019 12:52 AM (xSo9G)


I have a friend that probably shouldn't touch wood tools, but he built himself a wood shop in his garage. I was there one day and I happened to notice all these odd shaped holes in the sheet rock of this one wall. I asked what the hell was up with that, and he says "table saw, it hates me" I said dude give it up before you kill yourself. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:00 AM (9Om/r)

624 622 Heading to bed, way too much of the wrong type of fun today.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at January 27, 2019 12:56 AM (0G6Sv)

--?

I thought heading to bed meant you're just about to have way too much fun of the wrong type.

Anyways, good night, AP!

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 01:00 AM (e7oj4)

625 We are living in a period of bad times, watching major upsets through the global system . Third world sh*tholes in most major US cities, 50+% of our citizens are advocating for, or actually engaged in treason, South and Central America falling apart, a significant part of the French citizens are rioting, the Southern part of Africa is collapsing, Central and North Africa are a catastrophe, China vs Hong Kong and Taiwan, the whole Middle East etc..I really like Buffalo Trace, Most 5xdistilled Vodkas, most ammo (favor .233, 9 mm and 20 gauge).

Posted by: stonecutter at January 27, 2019 01:00 AM (Bfr22)

626

It's bedtime for Bonzo here too. Good night all.

The rest of y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at January 27, 2019 01:01 AM (HaL55)

627 Dammit. Just burned the hell out of my thumb, after zapping some coffee.


This one coffee cup gets soooo hot in the microwave and I forgot...

Sonofabit*h! Yup, gonna be a big blister.

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:02 AM (zMzA6)

628 https://tinyurl.com/yd6rjaac

Holy Fuck, it may be time to leave.

Posted by: Dick Tater at January 27, 2019 01:03 AM (9L2du)

629 -Drinking rum 'n' coke right now!

[cue Andrews Sisters --too lazy to link]


Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 12:55 AM


fist bump

Posted by: otho at January 27, 2019 01:04 AM (LkFnL)

630 https://youtu.be/rUFlRnlIc4U

Bangs head against wall.

Posted by: Dick Tater at January 27, 2019 01:05 AM (9L2du)

631 Gonna drill a hole in bottom of cup-- turn it into flower pot or something I swear!

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:06 AM (zMzA6)

632 Bill Hicks nailed i...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OMcOa2Ypu0

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:06 AM (aMZRM)

633 633 https://youtu.be/rUFlRnlIc4U

Bangs head against wall.
Posted by: Dick Tater at January 27, 2019 01:05 AM (9L2du)

--When even the Venezuelans and Frogs are agitatin' in the streets, shit's gettin' real.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 01:08 AM (e7oj4)

634 Hmmm.
"Organic chicken."
I wonder what an inorganic chicken would be.

And another thing. "Cage-free eggs."
WTF?
I don't get this.
If I were an egg, I think I'd prefer a cage to those styrofoam or cardboard boxes with their solitary confinement cells.
At least in a cage you'd have air flow, sunshine, a view.
And who knows? Maybe a little kid would come by and feed you a peanut and call you cute.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at January 27, 2019 01:10 AM (Rxduq)

635 Dammit. Just burned the hell out of my thumb, after zapping some coffee.


This one coffee cup gets soooo hot in the microwave and I forgot...

Sonofabit*h! Yup, gonna be a big blister.


Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:02 AM (zMzA6)

I hate that shit. The coffee gets cold quick, and certain cups in the microwave are treacherous. The frigging handle goes nuclear and the coffee feels like room temperature.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:10 AM (9Om/r)

636 I have a nice brcc mug. I put hot water in it while cofeeve brews.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:12 AM (9L2du)

637 I'm pretty sure it's not diverticulitis. The symptoms don't match too well. I'm 90% sure it was just mild food poisoning. I've had that a couple times before, and the symptoms matched perfectly.

I was just diagnosed with indeterminate colitis what was thought to be diverticulitis. I had and a colonoscopy done two years ago and an endoscopy last year. I've been constantly complaining about abdominal aches. Do not stop seeking help even if your doctor seems unconcerned.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at January 27, 2019 01:14 AM (NjJUT)

638
Then there's the superheated water problem with fast microwave heating. I've had that happen once.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at January 27, 2019 01:14 AM (f1Vqw)

639 Yeah, Berserker-- and that damned cup says "microwave safe" on teh bottom! (LIE!!!)


Oh shit oh dear, says I. But it's so *pretty* that I rescued it from the trash already.


Maybe will sprout a hyacinth in it or something, but it definitely gets drilled so never to hold liquid again!

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:15 AM (zMzA6)

640 Checking out The Day After on youtube. I don't think I ever saw this all the way through. There are a lot of famous 80s actors. You have the Police Academy guy, Flounder, and others.

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 01:15 AM (n13/j)

641
Yeah, Berserker-- and that damned cup says "microwave safe" on teh bottom! (LIE!!!)


Oh shit oh dear, says I. But it's so *pretty* that I rescued it from the trash already.


Maybe will sprout a hyacinth in it or something, but it definitely gets drilled so never to hold liquid again!


Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:15 AM (zMzA6)

Years back I had some stone wear type cups. They were the worst of the bunch. The cup felt like it came out of a blast furnace. They died....horribly.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:18 AM (9Om/r)

642 Checking out The Day After on youtube. I don't think
I ever saw this all the way through. There are a lot of famous 80s
actors. You have the Police Academy guy, Flounder, and others.


Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 01:15 AM (n13/j)


That was a fairly brutal movie.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:22 AM (9Om/r)

643 Of to bed hordlings.

Sleep tight.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:22 AM (9L2du)

644 That was a fairly brutal movie.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:22 AM (9Om/r)

--The Day After, or Police Academy?

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 01:24 AM (e7oj4)

645 Stoneware... check!


Blast furnace... check!

Jfc, 15 minutes later and still keeping ice on it. Blister will cover *most* of my thumbprint. F*ck. Burns like hell. Surprised skin didn't stick to cup!

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:25 AM (zMzA6)

646 JQ, yikes.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:28 AM (9L2du)

647 635 Bill Hicks nailed i...


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OMcOa2Ypu0
Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:06 AM (aMZRM)

To be young again....

Posted by: Alex Jones at January 27, 2019 01:28 AM (c7mrF)

648 Obviously, am not drunk enough to kill the pain...

Was nuking leftover covfefe for in which to pour (yet another!) Baileys Irish Creme after yet another sucky day.

fml

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:30 AM (zMzA6)

649 Blast from the past: Andrew Dice Clay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OMcOa2Ypu0


Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:31 AM (aMZRM)

650 Checking out The Day After on youtube. I don't think

I ever saw this all the way through. There are a lot of famous 80s

actors. You have the Police Academy guy, Flounder, and others.




Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 01:15 AM (n13/j)


That was a fairly brutal movie.


Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:22 AM (9Om/r)

I remember it was controversial in its day. But it was recommended to me so I am going to check it out.

Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 01:32 AM (n13/j)

651 OH God, 'Dice' Clay--- truly the 80s comedy icon, lol.

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:33 AM (zMzA6)

652 Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:30 AM (zMzA6)


I'm going thru a very hard time. It has to get better.

Hang in there.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:33 AM (9L2du)

653 Posted by: Concerned People's Front at January 27, 2019 01:14 AM (NjJUT)

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that suxors.

feel free to e-mail me, using my nick AT moronhorde DOT com

i've got ulcerative colitis, so i feel your pain.

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:35 AM (aMZRM)

654 So sorry for your troubles, infidel, whatever they are-- we can pray for each other, yes?

My Dad is unwell, probably has less than 6 months (according to medical staff) but is still ambulatory at this point. Am primary caregiver.

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:37 AM (zMzA6)

655 Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at January 27, 2019 01:10 AM (9Om/r)

Improve your carbon foot print and buy one of those electric heating pads for cups

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian.com at January 27, 2019 01:39 AM (aA3+G)

656 Im sorry JQ. I did that last summer. Dad passed in Aug. Two days before his birthday. Youngest daughter died this month. Im trying to cope.

I will pray for you. contact me anytime. redc, qdq, wds, cbd, all have my email. Or I will put it here if you want.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:43 AM (9L2du)

657 I remember it was controversial in its day. But it was recommended to me so I am going to check it out.
Posted by: Quint at January 27, 2019 01:32 AM (n13/j)

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I had to watch it as a school assignment.

I was fourteen or so at the time, and yes, it gave me nightmares.

Not of dying (dad was stationed at Pearl Harbor, so I knew we were a target), but of somehow surviving the initial blast just to die horribly of radiation poisoning.

Another movie you might want to watch is The Testament, which was made at around the same time as TDA.

The most disturbing movie regarding nuclear war has to be Threads, which was made by the BBC.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 01:45 AM (RU4sa)

658 Wow, that's a whole lot to bear in a short time, infidel! You have my prayers. TYVM for yours!

No need to post email-- Privacy is highly valued and there is a great support network locally, thanks anyway...


This place is so awesome.



Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 01:46 AM (zMzA6)

659 Thanks 44 *jewell45. I love this place but was almost wanting a refund yesterday....we will persist

Posted by: Summer of Love at January 27, 2019 01:48 AM (FJrl0)

660 Good evening all

Infidel, I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you.

JQ, sorry you had a difficult day, may tomorrow be a better one. I pray that your time with your dad will be blessed.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at January 27, 2019 01:49 AM (IDhUW)

661 naow?

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:50 AM (aMZRM)

662 Hi red : )

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 01:50 AM (RU4sa)

663 and

Posted by: redc1c4 at January 27, 2019 01:51 AM (aMZRM)

664 Heh.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 01:51 AM (RU4sa)

665 *golf clap*

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 01:51 AM (RU4sa)

666 JQ, there will be hard days, but take everything that you can and try to enjoy this time. I will pray for you.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:53 AM (9L2du)

667 The most disturbing movie regarding nuclear war has to be Threads, which was made by the BBC.


I linked to it upthread, for your viewing pleasure.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at January 27, 2019 01:53 AM (0bu2O)

668 Hey SMH

How are you? All is well here. Rainy lazy Saturday. Worked on a 3D globe puzzle.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 01:54 AM (IDhUW)

669 I'm okay.

Cat woke me up.

And now she has the audacity to curl up in her kitteh tree to go to sleep.

I don't think so.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 01:58 AM (RU4sa)

670 Did anyone notice Twitchy is absent from its sidebar on Instapundit?

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at January 27, 2019 01:59 AM (QlyN5)

671 I bet she will play if you wake her up. Pets are good that way.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 01:59 AM (IDhUW)

672 haha. kitteh revenge.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 01:59 AM (9L2du)

673 I let my employers know that I am resigning at the end of my contract. Put out a resume and cover letter for possible future job this week. Trusting God to direct my path.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:02 AM (IDhUW)

674 I don't feel like playing at the moment.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 02:02 AM (RU4sa)

675 Creamed chipped beef on toast. SOS, what's not to like?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at January 26, 2019 11:56 PM (xSo9G)


Now that stuff was also a regular dinner growing up. Funny thing is, though, that was the one dish in which my Mom would use only powdered milk. I guess she wanted to give my retired Navy Dad familiar tastes. The chipped beef, like SPAM, used to be cheap for a dinner. Now, like SPAM, not so much.

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 02:04 AM (Y8PSl)

676 Thanks infidel (@669) I try very hard to remember that these days-- while Dad is still *all there*-- are to be cherished, regardless of the difficulties.


He likely will not recover enough for 'assisted living' but isn't (yet) incapacitated enough to qualify for inpatient 'skilled nursing' facility.


He has "home health care" now, which will probably soon become "home hospice"...
he is at Stage 4 with aggressive form of cancer and there's no longer any hope of Cure.


It's all downhill from here, but the nurses and oncology staff are simply awesome! He's getting the best care possible and me and brother are with him whenever possible.



Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 02:06 AM (zMzA6)

677 Well, that's because Target has unisex dressing rooms, dontcha know. There have been other cases - a guy peeking under or holding a camera under the stall, I forget exactly, for instance.

I don't go to Target anymore.

Posted by: Alana at January 27, 2019 02:06 AM (b7HhX)

678 Son heard that Toy Story leans conservative so we rewatched it today. It had some funny lines That I didn't remember. Then we watched Toy Story 3 and Barbie made me do a double take with "rule should come from the consent of the governed, not from fear."

I don't think I've watched any nuclear war themed movies.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:07 AM (IDhUW)

679 676 I let my employers know that I am resigning at the end of my contract. Put out a resume and cover letter for possible future job this week. Trusting God to direct my path.

He will walk beside you.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 02:08 AM (9L2du)

680

Toy Story movies are great. All of them.

Posted by: otho at January 27, 2019 02:10 AM (LkFnL)

681 Welp, going back to bed.

Kitteh is not allowed in the bedroom from now on.

*places earplugs in ears*

Now, she can yowl all she wants.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 02:10 AM (RU4sa)

682 JQ,
I'm glad you are able to care for your dad. I know it is difficult. It is encouraging to me to know that there are strong family bonds still.

My mom cared for my grandma in her final months and if my parents need me, I will be there for them.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:12 AM (IDhUW)

683 Good night SMH,

When I pray for reconciliation with my daughter, I will also pray for you and yours.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:14 AM (IDhUW)

684 677 I don't feel like playing at the moment.

Posted by: SMH at January 27, 2019 02:02 AM (RU4sa)

HI SMH! so i shouldn't try to live blog on thunder mountain?

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 27, 2019 02:14 AM (9emun)

685 Anderson, Brittany Leigh, 30, Olympia, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. Funeral Alternatives of Washington, Tumwater

They do things different in WA. Hope I don't to to the barrel.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 02:17 AM (9L2du)

686 Toy Story movies are great. All of them.
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They made me a little sad, wondering if kids still play make believe with toys and stories that they make up.

Fun movies, I think they are coming out with Toy Story 4

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:18 AM (IDhUW)

687 omg i killed the thread, i'm a bastard!

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 27, 2019 02:18 AM (9emun)

688 689 "... wondering if kids still play make believe..."

no, disney does it for them.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:19 AM (Pg+x7)

689 bebe, no. just seems to be melancholy.

Posted by: Infidel at January 27, 2019 02:19 AM (9L2du)

690 Hey bebes
All well in your world?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:20 AM (IDhUW)

691 maybe it's just resting. or pining for the fjords

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 27, 2019 02:21 AM (9emun)

692 AmericanKestrel @685-- thanks for the encouragement! Wish I could move in w/Dad or had room for him in my little place, but no... there's also my f/t jerb that I cannot afford to quit.


Thankfully, I live in the same town. I can take limited amounts of time off to get him to Dr's and stuff.

There are other resources, sometimes, and we're managing so far. *crosses fingers*

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 02:22 AM (zMzA6)

693 ... curmudgeonly speaking, disney has ads for its resorts featuring kids seeing all the characters from their movies - cinderella, star wars stormtroopers, etc. - normalizing psychosis.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:22 AM (Pg+x7)

694 I noticed that even the mean kid was creative in his inventions and make believe stories. I guess the moral is: kids need lots of down time, no electronics/tv, to foster creativity.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:23 AM (IDhUW)

695 Not to piss on a parade, but the original Toy Story story was a ripoff of a lesser known movie called The Brave Little Toaster.

Disney did a flanking maneuver on that ripoff by just buying the rights to TBLT outright and sweeping the affair under the carpet.

Pixar did a Joe Biden on that one.

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 02:25 AM (e7oj4)

696 693 Hey bebes
All well in your world?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:20 AM (IDhUW)

overall meh, but got a lot of yardwork done today & i made it to house of mouse tonight so i'm good

Posted by: bebe's boobs destroy at January 27, 2019 02:28 AM (9emun)

697 since i'm here,

it seems there are far fewer ads here in the past few months. what gives? has there been a blacklist, as has hit other sites such as legalinsurrection?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:29 AM (Pg+x7)

698 Society at large now normalizes psychosis. We need to choose our societal influences wisely.

Yes, I know where I'm posting

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:29 AM (IDhUW)

699 I did not know that about The Brave Little Toaster. I do know that my kids liked TBLT when it came out.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:32 AM (IDhUW)

700 Things seem to be getting a little slow, so I'm going to tell a story. I was in the sixth grade during the Cuban Missile crises and was all to familiar with the old duck and cover drill. One day, when the tension was so thick you could cut it with a knife, the air raid sirens went off. It wasn't a scheduled test or a scheduled drill. It was a mistake, but at the time no one knew that. The fear and terror in the adults faces was unmistakable. Parents who lived close to the school suddenly started showing up. Their fear was palpable. It was finally determined that the sirens were lit off by mistake and they dismissed us for the day. It shook me.
I don't know the age I was, maybe 14 or 15, when I found this book, the title was "The Effects of Nuclear Weapons" and was fairly technical. There was a lot I didn't understand, but I got the gist of a lot of it. Bottom line, nukes are bad juju.


Later, I discovered the Soviet targets in the Denver area. 1) The flagpole between the State Capital and the Civic Center. 2) The Rocky Mountain Arsenal (Chemical and Biological Weapons storage and testing). 3) Rocky Flats (Manufacturing site for Plutonium pits for thermonuclear weapons) 4) Lowry AFB (In the sixties still an active AFB, mostly training for TAC, but with runways long enough to accommodate B-52's) 5) Denver Federal Center (A crap ton of government agencies and workers) 6) Lockheed Martin facility in Waterton Canyon (Titan and Atlas missiles were tested and built there) 7) Stapelton Airport (Whose runways were long enough to accommodate B-52's).
The last was the most disturbing to me. The school I attended during the Cuban Missile Crises was less that a quarter mile from the runways at Stapelton. The only thing duck and cover would have done for me is to make me a more compact charcoal briquet.

Posted by: Old Blue at January 27, 2019 02:32 AM (gEvQ8)

701 701 kestrel:

given what we've seen in the news - the kavanaugh, covington and russfiagate psychoses, e.g. - this place is an oasis of sanity.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:35 AM (Pg+x7)

702 702 I did not know that about The Brave Little Toaster. I do know that my kids liked TBLT when it came out.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:32 AM (IDhUW)

--Watch 'em back to back, keeping in mind that TBLT came out in 1990(?), and it's uncanny.

given what we've seen in the news - the kavanaugh, covington and russfiagate psychoses, e.g. - this place is an oasis of sanity.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:35 AM (Pg+x7)

--+1

Posted by: logprof at January 27, 2019 02:39 AM (e7oj4)

703 I guess the moral is: kids need lots of down time, no electronics/tv, to foster creativity.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:23 AM (IDhUW)


In that down time, kids need to age-appropriate read for fun to help foster creativity as well. I was reading kids' versions of the classics quite young; I had a set of them, Ivanhoe being one I remember, along with some Hans Christen Anderson tales. Reading was fundamental (pun intended) in developing my sense of wonder and adventure, and I'd want to play-act that out. I fought as a cowboy with a hat and toy six-guns on my holster, staring down the black-hatted villain. I played the knight, fighting against the evil king (well, my neighbor actually, but you know what I mean). Reading allowed my imagination to run wild.

But then I used to read The Encyclopedia Britannica my parents bought for the house just for fun. I'd take down a volume, crack it open to a random page and start reading entries. With my Mom, it was either be constructively busy or there's a bedroom or a garage that needs cleaning. So I read. Still would rather read than clean. The more things change, . . .

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 02:40 AM (Y8PSl)

704 Thanks for sharing that story Old Blue.

Today's drills are fire, earthquake, lock down and active shooter.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:40 AM (IDhUW)

705 Here's a daughter/father reconciliation story:

At 15, I dropped out of high school and 'ran away from home'. Was months before returning. Parents were happy but still hurt; I was resentful and ran again for more months.


Then lived w g-parents for about a year before turning 18 and moving out for good (I thought). Jerbs fell through and I came 'home' but barely got along [again!] with mom and dad.

Long story short: I put my parents thru HELL, but they still loved me and helped me through.

Now, Dad needs me. Mom passed several years ago-- siblings live far away or work odd shifts.


I'm glad to do what I can for Dad. I owe him *that* and much more!

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 02:41 AM (zMzA6)

706 this place is an oasis of sanity
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Very true!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:43 AM (IDhUW)

707 Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 02:40 AM (Y8PSl)

--What was the name of those comics that portrayed the classics of literature? I first got hooked on Robinson Crusoe from a comic book my mom had.

We did not have Britannica (too rich for our blood), but we did collect a whole Funk & Wagnalls encyclopedia from multiple supermarket visits.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 02:45 AM (e7oj4)

708 ... although, truth be told, i could do without all the conservative media infighting, and i really don't get the "cuck" thing.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:47 AM (Pg+x7)

709 I read Treasure Island to my kids and then we played treasure island on a nearby pond.

I read Encyclopedia Brown too. I also read the Trixie Belden series. A lot of fun, somewhat educational, described lifestyles and adventures that I didn't see in real life, not PC! When they reprinted them, they put a disclaimer in them.

One of my favorite poems has the line " reap truths from fields of fiction"

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:51 AM (IDhUW)

710 I'm glad you've reconciled with your dad JQ

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:52 AM (IDhUW)

711 and i really don't get the "cuck" thing.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:47 AM (Pg+x7)

--Immediately buying into the leftard narrative at the drop of a hat rather than giving core Americans the benefit of the doubt when a story is too good to fact-check? C'mon, you're a Moron.

Hey, let's hear from some Dead White Christian Guy on this:

Suppose one reads a story of filthy atrocities in the paper. Then suppose that something turns up suggesting that the story might not be quite true, or not quite so bad as it was made out. Is one's first feeling, "Thank God, even they aren't quite so bad as that"' or is it a feeling of disappointment, and even a determination to cling to the first story for the sheer pleasure of thinking your enemies are as bad as possible? If it is the second then it is, I am afraid, the first step in a process which, if followed to the end, will make us into devils. You see, one is beginning to wish that black was a little blacker. If we give that wish its head, later on we shall wish to see grey as black, and then to see white itself as black. Finally we shall insist on seeing everything -- God and our friends and ourselves included -- as bad, and not be able to stop doing it: we shall be fixed for ever in a universe of pure hatred.







P.S. That dead white Christian male was C.S. Lewis

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 02:53 AM (e7oj4)

712 I would wait for the next Trixie Belden book to come out and saved my money for them. We didn't have a lot of money. They were 5 dollars each. I think I bought them at Kmart. Sometimes I would just run in to see if there was a new book out.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:55 AM (IDhUW)

713 Nice C.S. Lewis quote log prof.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:58 AM (IDhUW)

714 I read those! And had the paper dolls.

Oasis of sanity - I agree. And if we *are* all nuts, well, it's a great bunch of nuts to be nuts with!

Posted by: Alana at January 27, 2019 02:58 AM (b7HhX)

715 I also read the Trixie Belden series.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 02:51 AM (IDhUW)


Starting around 8 or 9, I started reading about Frank and Joe Hardy. Ended up with over 110 hardcover books on my shelf. Later on, my two younger nephews, when the same age, literally destroyed them (they were Nintendo kids so they had to be entertained, not entertain themselves, at least in a positive way).

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 03:00 AM (Y8PSl)

716 that analogy by c.s. lewis is very powerful. he saw to the heart of many things that were gestating in society and academia at the time and extrapolating ended up describing much of the world today. his insight and reasoning makes him prophetic.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 03:01 AM (Pg+x7)

717 Thanks for the prayers and good chat!


Me and teh icepack are calling it a night.

Parents, don't give up on those rotten kids!

Blessings...

Posted by: JQ at January 27, 2019 03:05 AM (zMzA6)

718 Interesting thought: being entertained vs. entertaining oneself.

Maybe that's one of the differences between print and tv.

Perhaps today's children need more time entertaining themselves rather than being entertained.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:06 AM (IDhUW)

719 his insight and reasoning makes him prophetic.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 03:01 AM (Pg+x7)

--Clive Staples Lewis is one of my idols as a writer, fiction or non-fiction, prose or poetry.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:06 AM (e7oj4)

720 ... by the by, i get that cuck derives from cuckhold and refers to the pundits who stand by as conservatism gets screwed (i think) - i just don't like it as a derogatory and stand-in for cock. or at least it seems like that. just nasty and over used around here to me.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 03:09 AM (Pg+x7)

721 Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ...
CS Lewis

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:10 AM (IDhUW)

722 721 Interesting thought: being entertained vs. entertaining oneself.

Maybe that's one of the differences between print and tv.

Perhaps today's children need more time entertaining themselves rather than being entertained.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:06 AM (IDhUW)

--Go onto Youtube and look up the hypocrisy of the Silicon Valley parents WRT forbidding their children from using the very social media they profitably shit into deplorable children's minds.

My son will not have a Fecesbook account until after high school, if he even wants one by then.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:12 AM (e7oj4)

723 Entertaining oneself as a child is what leaves to creativity and self-knowledge.

Which is why I didn't load up my girls with camps and so forth during summer vacation.

Posted by: Alana at January 27, 2019 03:14 AM (b7HhX)

724 724 Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil. ...
CS Lewis
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:10 AM (IDhUW)

--Amen.

". . . fixed for ever in a universe of hatred."

That's what the leftists crave.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:16 AM (e7oj4)

725 Perhaps today's children need more time entertaining themselves rather than being entertained.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:06 AM (IDhUW)


There's no doubt in my mind that's the case.
When I started grade school, I used to look forward to going to the big/central downtown library on Saturday mornings with my high school sister. I'd hit the kids section, then take the elevator to different floors on my own to explore the stacks, meeting my sister at a prearranged time at the check out area with any books I wanted checked out. That was actually fun for me then and to this day. I'll go the library for a specific author but I always end up wandering the stacks looking at book titles.

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 03:16 AM (Y8PSl)

726 --Go onto Youtube and look up the hypocrisy of the Silicon Valley parents WRT forbidding their children from using the very social media they profitably shit into deplorable children's minds.
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I've also heard of private schools educating without technology because it makes for better education.

My kids are grown and only had limited tech access in their high school years. Now, of course they know way more than I.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:16 AM (IDhUW)

727 Was actually fun for me then and to this day. I'll go the library for a specific author but I always end up wandering the stacks looking at book titles.
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I love wandering through libraries.

And,
Alana, good for you, giving your girls free time in the summer.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:21 AM (IDhUW)

728 ... i'll just add, fwiw (& not much), that ace's war on other conservatives or poseurs is valid, but the criticism is trivial to me and sort of marginalizes this site.

i'm just not interested in a lot of that in-house fight.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 03:23 AM (Pg+x7)

729
". . . fixed for ever in a universe of hatred."

That's what the leftists crave.
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That's where leftists live. It must be miserable.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:24 AM (IDhUW)

730 There's no doubt in my mind that's the case.

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 03:16 AM (Y8PSl)


Forgot:

Those two nephews I mentioned earlier visited my ex and I for about a week one summer, 1990 I believe. They were something like 8 and 10 or 7 and 9. Anyway, I bought week-night upper deck front row behind the plate tickets for a Mets game, really good seats for the kids to get a whole view of the field and the action. When we got to our seats and looked out over the field, my younger nephew exclaimed, "It looks just like Nintendo!" "No, Michael, Nintendo looks just like THIS."

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 03:24 AM (Y8PSl)

731 This gets to the point about social media like Fecesbook:

https://youtu.be/PgwluZdJwpo

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:25 AM (e7oj4)

732 that ace's war on other conservatives or poseurs is valid
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I think Ace is trying to get through to the people who think that the other "conservatives" are legitimate; to destroy their credibility.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:29 AM (IDhUW)

733 Those two nephews I mentioned earlier visited my ex and I for about a week one summer, 1990 I believe. They were something like 8 and 10 or 7 and 9. Anyway, I bought week-night upper deck front row behind the plate tickets for a Mets game, really good seats for the kids to get a whole view of the field and the action. When we got to our seats and looked out over the field, my younger nephew exclaimed, "It looks just like Nintendo!" "No, Michael, Nintendo looks just like THIS."
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Reminds me of the under rated movie Surregates with Bruce Willis. What is preferable, living life through a surrogate or experiencing life first hand?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:34 AM (IDhUW)

734 Populists are social conservatives ;but not economic libertarian free trade conservatives. President trump won by getting votes from democrats and independents who voted for obama twice and jill stein did the rest in putting the stake thru hillarys heart(assuming she has a heart)

Posted by: ramondo at January 27, 2019 03:35 AM (jZ5Mb)

735 ... but maybe that fight is to the point as trump's ascendency has raised a lot of valid questions about what is conservatism and the republican party. since the passing of reagan, buckley, et al, the right has been dominated by (bush) corporatism and "neo-conservatism". it's good that trump has upset that table- it could use a new place setting.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 03:35 AM (Pg+x7)

736 My daughter is the only one of my children that uses facebook, and she's the one who isn't talking to me.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:36 AM (IDhUW)

737 That's where leftists live. It must be miserable.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:24 AM (IDhUW)

--It is.

For a while I bemoaned I was maybe born ~100 years too late.

Now, I'm just grateful I was born when I was, ~20 years before, no garbage on phones to distract me from reading substantial material.

Oh, and Tucker on what I was ranting about: https://youtu.be/XFECWAgfHr4

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:38 AM (e7oj4)

738 I don't consider myself a republican and I would need to hear my audience's definition of conservative before I would say I'm conservative.

I think PDT is doing good work. I think he puts our country first, which is how it should be. I don't think he is picking corporate winners like both parties have in the past.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:45 AM (IDhUW)

739
691 689 "... wondering if kids still play make believe..."

no, disney does it for them.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at January 27, 2019 02:19 AM (Pg+x7)


Disney is pernicious and evil shit - I loathe them. Were it up to me, their seemingly perpetual grants of copyright extensions would be yanked and I'd allow the hounds to be set loose on them. Taxpayer-funded rent seekers piss me off.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 27, 2019 03:53 AM (pNxlR)

740 Good night grey box friends

Thanks for the educating entertainment

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:53 AM (IDhUW)

741 i'm just not interested in a lot of that in-house fight.
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Real quick before I have to go to work...

Is it really in-house if they advocate for the other side more than your own?

Posted by: dDan at January 27, 2019 03:56 AM (hwYmz)

742 741 I don't consider myself a republican and I would need to hear my audience's definition of conservative before I would say I'm conservative.

I think PDT is doing good work. I think he puts our country first, which is how it should be. I don't think he is picking corporate winners like both parties have in the past.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:45 AM (IDhUW)

--All depends on what you're trying to conserve.

A cartel of giant companies shoveling bennies to shareholders, the Johns of lobbyists, and their investors (foreign or domestic)?

Or the people who actually built this nation, rather than hangers-on and leeches?

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 03:58 AM (e7oj4)

743
logprof - Classics Illustrated

Appy-poly-loggies if I'm being redundant.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 27, 2019 03:58 AM (pNxlR)

744 Disney is pernicious and evil shit - I loathe them. Were it up to me, their seemingly perpetual grants of copyright extensions would be yanked and I'd allow the hounds to be set loose on them. Taxpayer-funded rent seekers piss me off.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 27, 2019 03:53 AM (pNxlR)

--Those Big Rat ads about Wonder & Dreams & Wishes & Imagination and shit make me want to puke.

It's the *opposite*: the less Disney, the *more* creativity.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 04:02 AM (e7oj4)

745 logprof - Classics Illustrated

Appy-poly-loggies if I'm being redundant.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at January 27, 2019 03:58 AM (pNxlR)

--Yes, Classics Illustrated!

I wonder if there were other titles my mom had.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 04:04 AM (e7oj4)

746 The Land of Nod beckons. Try to keep it clean this time, folks. No tomfoolery, no coital flatus.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,

So, its ixnay on...

"Oh yes....YES !

Don't stop ! DON"T STOP !


blorp !"

Posted by: JT at January 27, 2019 04:09 AM (rIG58)

747 112 Apparently Breitbart.com has the candy hearts available called Breitharts. With appropriate slogans.
Posted by: buzzion at January 26, 2019 10:22 PM (cAnNx)

But they have some NSFW slogans.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybuc4eus

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 04:10 AM (xRJkg)

748 m, I like "<3 FLOTUS"

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 04:16 AM (e7oj4)

749 219 Great forgotten side from the very early 1980s.

Also, it was the follow-up minor hit from an artist who's mostly known for only one song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_eQ63Plv6A
Posted by: qdpsteve at January 26, 2019 10:45 PM (miE9U)

Love that!

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 04:27 AM (xRJkg)

750 243 the best betrayal song sung by the man is Dire Straits, "Your Latest Trick" though
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at January 26, 2019 10:54 PM (ykYG2)

"By the Time I Get to Phoenix"

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 04:29 AM (xRJkg)

751 752 Tonight's ONT brought to you by a cob that has the b'ing skill, writing talent, sense of humor, and eye for entertainment of a roadkill skunk. Mishum is the thread creating talent of a leaky colostomy bag.
Posted by: Hans G. at January 27, 2019 04:23 AM (P5Ci+)

--Ho. Ho. Ho.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 04:32 AM (e7oj4)

752 Posted by: Hans G. at January 27, 2019 04:23 AM (P5Ci+)

Geez, laid off 'journalists' from Buzzfeed/PuffHo sure are cranky.

Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 04:33 AM (Y8PSl)

753 Posted by: Hans G. at January 27, 2019 04:23 AM (P5Ci+)

Whoa. Rude.
Why do you show up then?

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 04:36 AM (Z/jzm)

754
Why do you show up then?Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 04:36 AM (Z/jzm

====

Why do trolls troll?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at January 27, 2019 04:38 AM (13CQC)

755 Life is too short imho

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 04:43 AM (Z/jzm)

756 But there is a ONT so all is right with the universe

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 04:43 AM (/rm4P)

757 Geez, laid off 'journalists' from Buzzfeed/PuffHo sure are cranky.
Posted by: RickZ at January 27, 2019 04:33 AM (Y8PSl)

--Idle hands are the devil's workshop.

Posted by: logprof --we can haz &&&& at January 27, 2019 04:45 AM (e7oj4)

758 The Breitbart candy hearts are cool! I like the 'snowflake melting '

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 04:46 AM (Z/jzm)

759 Mornin' all

Good thing for the ONT - looks like this one was less...odd than Friday nite's

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 04:48 AM (Z/jzm)

760 I cannot believe that I missed the sign-up for the first NoVaMoMe in...what's it been, three years? I don't have time to get a new kilt made now. Damn this working for a living!

Good morning roonz and roonettez, anyone still here?

Posted by: GGE of the Traveling Horde at January 27, 2019 04:48 AM (i58al)

761 I don't consider myself a republican and I would need to hear my audience's definition of conservative before I would say I'm conservative.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel with a Smile and a MAGA hat at January 27, 2019 03:45 AM


Definition of conservative? I subscribe to a similar definition as that of United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart who said he couldn't define pornography but he said he knew it when he saw it.

Posted by: Newer Nic at January 27, 2019 04:51 AM (jYje5)

762 Somehow riding a machine with spinning blades below me scares the crap out of me.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 04:53 AM (/rm4P)

763 Put lights out at 9:45pm, thought about hanging for another 15 minutes until the ONT but decided 15 more minutes of sleep was more important.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 04:56 AM (/rm4P)

764 I'm headed for being on the wall of shame this week. Might slack off.

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 05:05 AM (xRJkg)

765 To start its very easy to see what socialists, or progressives or what many group into Leftists are for. And separating yourself from that might be easier.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:11 AM (/rm4P)

766 I'm headed for being on the wall of shame this week. Might slack off.
Posted by: m

GO FOR IT !

Posted by: JT at January 27, 2019 05:17 AM (rIG58)

767 https://www.prageru.com/videos/how-do-you-judge-america-left-vs right-3

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:20 AM (/rm4P)

768 Where is the NoVaMoMe going to be? Arlington, Alexandria, Springfield?

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 27, 2019 05:21 AM (WNAuL)

769 Its hard to guess if you will make it or not

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:22 AM (/rm4P)

770 So Hans survived his fall from Nakatomi Tower?

Posted by: Puddleglum at January 27, 2019 05:23 AM (WNAuL)

771 I need to get moving and throw some laundry in.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:24 AM (/rm4P)

772 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 27, 2019 05:35 AM (u82oZ)

773 Birthday dinner here for kid and her spouse today, (and the rest of the family, too) making lasagna and all the fixings, so i need to get moving soon.

Anything out of the ordinary sets mom's demetia into high gear, but she actually slept thru the nite!

Sadly she asked me if she has ever met this person the 'party' is for.

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 05:36 AM (Z/jzm)

774 What a beautiful morning. Cofveve, almonds, boiled egg, and Little Debbie oatmeal pie. Now off to work to pay the yankee reconstruction tax.

Posted by: Eromero at January 27, 2019 05:39 AM (zLDYs)

775 Oh yeah, gubshow this afternoon. anybody need any loopholes? What size/color?

Posted by: Eromero at January 27, 2019 05:42 AM (zLDYs)

776 Got laundry ready but didn't start it as some people are trying to sleep. This new machine is very noisy, so got coffee and making oatmeal with blueberry Craisins

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:45 AM (/rm4P)

777 Little Debbie oatmeal pie
Posted by: Eromero at January 27, 2019 05:39 AM (zLDYs)

yum

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 05:45 AM (xRJkg)

778 >>>blueberry Craisins

Darn! i wanted to get some of those yesterday, and i forgot :/

Posted by: My life is insanity at January 27, 2019 05:48 AM (Z/jzm)

779 I'm leaving on a jet plane
Don't know when I'll be back again

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:48 AM (/rm4P)

780 Missed it, wasn't fast enough.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:49 AM (/rm4P)

781 Oh babe I hate to see you cry.

Posted by: Eromero at January 27, 2019 05:49 AM (zLDYs)

782 There are some overly smoky scotches that bacon might go with very well.

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:50 AM (/rm4P)

783 LAST CALL!

Posted by: Skip at January 27, 2019 05:52 AM (/rm4P)

784 Have a great day, Skip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 27, 2019 05:53 AM (u82oZ)

785 Oh, babe, I hate to go?

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 05:56 AM (xRJkg)

786 Oh....
A 777.

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 05:57 AM (xRJkg)

787 Little Debbie thwarted your plans, Skip.

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 05:59 AM (xRJkg)

788 Is Harry Chaplin in a taxi involved somehow?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 27, 2019 06:02 AM (u82oZ)

789 788 Is Harry Chapin in a taxi involved somehow?
Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 27, 2019 06:02 AM (u82oZ)

What a great song.

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 06:05 AM (xRJkg)

790 m

That song always makes me sad. Yet it does touch the emotions, unlike most of the pop drivel nowadays.

Always excepting Clean Bandit. Grace Chatto! Although her success and subsequent plastic surgery is to be regretted.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at January 27, 2019 06:09 AM (u82oZ)

791 nood

Posted by: m at January 27, 2019 06:27 AM (xRJkg)

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