Tonight's ONT is Under the Weather

Well, I am, anyway, somewhere between a sinus cold and the flu.


Some people are surprised that I made homemade soup when I'm sick, but it wasn't really that much work. Not to step on CBD's food thread toes, but I just used a pressure cooker (Like an Instant Pot, but not that brand). I had a chicken carcass left over from last night's dinner, threw it in the cooker with carrots, celery, onions celery and parsley, filled it with water, cooked it for an hour and Bang! Stock. Strained it, picked the chicken, added fresh carrots and onion along with spices, simmered for an hour, tossed in the noodles and Bob's your uncle. Seriously, it took maybe 15 minutes total of work, mostly just chopping veggies. I was talking to CBD about pressure cookers at the NoVa MoMe last week. I love mine, use it all the time. Anyone else out there use one?

If Normal Rockwell Made Videos*



*I didn't come up with that, credit to @kthnry on Twitter for that one


Cat's in the Cradle. And the Laundry Room, and the Abandoned House...

California man finds huge mountain lion hiding behind washing machine

Tiger found by pot smoker in abandoned Houston home

An anonymous tipster reported seeing the animal about a week ago, according to BARC.
The tipster said they were at the house to smoke marijuana and thought they were hallucinating when they first saw the tiger, according to police.

Hallucinating a tiger? Geeze, just how strong is pot these days? Turns out, very. Back in that day pot was about 2% THC. Now it's about 20-25%. This may not be as benign a drug as its proponents claim. Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

Feel Good Story

I can't link this because he took it down (no idea why, but I'd guess that maybe he was embarrassed by the attention), but a mechanic from Kentucky posted a story earlier this week on Twitter that made a lot of people smile. Seems a struggling single mother brought her car into his shop for work. She was quite proud that she had saved up $600 over 8 months to get repairs done, and burst into tears when he told her that it was totally unsafe and would need $4000 worth of repairs. She told him to fix what she had brought it in for and that she would “just park it” until she could save up to have all the work done. He told her that he would have to “special order” a tire, she could pick it up Thursday. He used the time to do all of the work so that the car was “100% safe and reliable”. “My shop, my rules” he said. I'm not going to post his Twitter handle because he deleted the tweets, but I'm sure everybody here will join me in saying “Well done, sir. Well done.”


Out for a Ride

“Where ya been Sven?”

“Out. Riding my bike”

Bike ride.jpg


Pulling No Punches

My Sister Kate

Interview with Mallory Millett, whose sister Kate was one of the driving forces behind first-wave feminism, and she is absolutely brutal in her assessment of the movement and her sister. It's a stinging indictment of “progressivism” and a full throated defense of traditional Western values.

I would say that raising several ill-prepared fatherless generations of slackers, meth and opioid users, porn dogs, disheveled rockers, and illiterates speaks poorly of any degree of empowerment in parenting. Most parenting is done by absent single women since two-thirds of mothers are raising their youngsters outside of marriage. So, we have the filthy clothes, ten o’clock shadows on guys, shocking grammar, plethora of tattoos, sullen misfits in torn filthy clothing listening to violent hate-filled so-called music; entitled attitudes and non-existent manners say it all. Empowerment? Why, the facts scream that feminists are two generations of the worst-ever educators of America’s children. In what manner does this speak of empowerment? Woman, by your fruits are you known! And those fruits didn’t come out of your briefcases.

She also has as a theme something that I've believed for a long time: Under traditional Western mores, women are the superior sex.

When women ran society, power emanated from the home. Men labored to keep their families sheltered, warm, clad and fed while women mostly stayed in the home to run the children and the community. Mother oversaw the household and carefully watched the children’s behavior. Most of the neighborhood women knew each other and had informal meetings in their living rooms and kitchens, called “coffee klatches.”

It was here that the community developed ground rules on how to manage children and husbands. Any mother was free to chastise anyone else’s child should they misbehave. It was pretty unheard of for someone to say, “How dare you correct my child!” They would agree amongst themselves what was desired behavior. Good manners were required and trained. Neighbors backed each other up. It was expected.

The essential rules that Moms formed in their infants and homes radiated outwardly into streets, schools, offices, boardrooms, departments, factories and agencies to form the framework of Western ethics. The communities, churches and schools all echoed the same values because most people went to Church or Temple and so, the foundation of our mores being Judeo/Christian, Mom’s rules were designed by the Ten Commandments. Many towns didn’t lock their doors, even at night.

So, after fifty years of the almighty “consciousness-raising” experiment to empower women, and during the recent Harvey Weinstein [sexual assaults] scandal, what we are hearing from the little girlish voices of the victims is, “I froze, I was paralyzed. I gave in because I didn’t know what to do. I was terrified!” Hey, that’s some weird kind of empowerment. When I was a girl we did what our moms instructed: we yelled “NO,” slapped his face, and left the room or called a cop.


Feminists love to quote Ephesians 5 22-24 as proof of the “oppressive” nature of Christianity:

22 Wives, obey your husbands as you obey the Lord.
23 The husband is the head of the wife, just as Christ is the head of the church people. The church is his body and he saved it.
24 Wives should obey their husbands in everything, just as the church people obey Christ.


I notice, however, that they never quote the companion verse 25:

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church people. He gave his life for the church.

So if women are expected to obey their husbands, but husbands are expected to die for their wives....tell me, which is the more important sex in that situation?

Anyhow, read the whole thing, it's wicked good.


Life

When I was born my parents were told I was 'not viable.' Here's what's happened

The doctors asked his parents if they should just “let him go”. They decided that going was an excellent idea, and 35 years later he still is.

Tonight's ONT brought to you by Chinese food:

fuck duck.jpg


The Yahoo Group wants lasagna.

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:27 PM




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1 And early!

Posted by: lin-duh at February 14, 2019 09:33 PM (kufk0)

2 Boo

Posted by: TexasDan at February 14, 2019 09:34 PM (hr5kG)

3 I love mine, use it all the time. Anyone else out there use one?

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Oh my yes. Kiddos got me the biggest one they could find for Christmas, and I don't know what I ever did without it.

Posted by: The Most Interesting Conservative in the World at February 14, 2019 09:36 PM (2shuf)

4 Well we were wondering what your "martyrdom" would be tonight. Take 2 aspirin and call us in the morning.

Posted by: CJ on the road at February 14, 2019 09:37 PM (BGY2u)

5 So Beto plans on tearing down the walls on the southern border. God we need to make sure these people never get elected.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2019 09:37 PM (hECVl)

6 That soup looks really good, worthy of the food thread.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 09:37 PM (ed8K1)

7 Woah, read the content and top ten? Gosh.

Posted by: Vance at February 14, 2019 09:38 PM (zzW7w)

8 Unpredictable ONT post time is unpredictable!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:38 PM (I/iGu)

9 Yeah! That last one was getting stale.

(8:27???) Up an hour before it was? I want that time machine even though I have no idea how to control it.

Posted by: cfo mom at February 14, 2019 09:38 PM (RfzVr)

10 That said, that Scandi was brave and stupid. And remind me not to eat at that Chinese place.

Posted by: Vance at February 14, 2019 09:38 PM (zzW7w)

11 Do people use pressure cookers because they think they get better results, or only for speed?

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 09:39 PM (ed8K1)

12 We just spent over a year going through Ephesians at my church. An amazing epistle.

Posted by: MARK DIETL at February 14, 2019 09:40 PM (DTI8p)

13 Do people use pressure cookers because they think they get better results, or only for speed?
Posted by: Splunge
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Uh, yes???

Posted by: lin-duh at February 14, 2019 09:40 PM (kufk0)

14 The "Chicken" looks like anchovies. Never seen live anchovies before.

Posted by: Miklos, Imperial food taster at February 14, 2019 09:41 PM (zCyNd)

15 excellent content here, WeirdDave. as usual.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 14, 2019 09:41 PM (ykYG2)

16 Pressure Cookers are great for speed, but also if you cook multiple things in the same pot. Lots of times the flavors won't blend.

It also keeps meat very tender and doesn't allow it to dry out.... which, of course, means that you have to sear any meat prior to pressure cooking. Like a slow cooker, you aren't getting any dry heat. But things won't dry out; and you likely aren't getting anything overdone.

Posted by: Vance at February 14, 2019 09:41 PM (zzW7w)

17 ME-TV is showing the episode of WKRP that has Les Nessman wanting to do a "Black Like Me" news series. Let's see if they actually show the blackface scene at the end....

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2019 09:42 PM (oVJmc)

18

I just got Willowed hard.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 14, 2019 09:42 PM (RAjwv)

19 Oh, and I called nood below.

Posted by: Vance at February 14, 2019 09:42 PM (zzW7w)

20 I love mine, use it all the time. Anyone else out there use one?

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Chili. It gives chili such a great texture.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:42 PM (LX21o)

21 Wat a crapfest of a bill. I'm a federal employee that was affected by the last shutdown and wanted Trump to veto this turd bill.

Posted by: RGallegos at February 14, 2019 09:42 PM (59GQk)

22
Why make chicken soup when Progresso makes a fine soup for cheap $$?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (RAjwv)

23 "Where ya been Sven?"

"Out. Riding my bike"


Did you pass a vegan on your way up?

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (Ry8mf)

24 I figured everyone started using pressure cookers 'cause they want to live a "House of Tomorrow" style future.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (I/iGu)

25 My favorite kitchen implement!

Posted by: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (fZcn6)

26 They're also probably worth the cost just as rice cookers.

Rinse, 1:1 rice to water, and then vent and remove from heat when pressure cycle finishes.

Perfection.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (LX21o)

27 Pressure cooker chicken soup is the bomb! Seriously, the FBI starts a file on you if you buy a pressure cooker now.

That last pic had to be from engrish.com. One of the funniest sites on the intertubes.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (jXrK7)

28 It's about time the Duck got his.

Posted by: The Chicken at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (yXdD7)

29 The chicken in that soup looks sicker than you, WeirdDave. Hope you start feeling better soon.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (tVQUs)

30 "I had a chicken carcass left over from last night's dinner"

Chicken a la Caracas does not sound appetizing.

Hope you feel better, WeirdDave!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (t+qrx)

31 I hope somebody is telling the kid in the video that he could be president one day.



Ok, who am I foolin'.

Posted by: Miklos, liking dogs and baseball at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (zCyNd)

32 The bill must be crap because all my Dem contacts are telling me how good it is.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (w7KSn)

33 WierdDave, I collect pressure cookers.
I also tend to gather in pressure canners.

If you cook that carcass of a chicken for about 20 minutes at fifteen lbs pressure you will have cooked everything out of those chicken bones.
If you tip a quarter cup of vinegar in with the chicken to cook it, you will wind up getting even more.

The things you can do with the pressure cookers is wonderful.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (mUa7G)

34 Early evening Horde!

Pressure/slow cooker combo here. Both have their strong points and I use both. Speed and better results for me.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2019 09:44 PM (Y4EXg)

35 Yeah, still recovering from the flu. Neighbor lady brought over two quarts of homemade soup.

Sweetest old lady you could know. I'm lucky she is our neighbor.

Posted by: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at February 14, 2019 09:45 PM (YvUf/)

36 22
Why make chicken soup when Progresso makes a fine soup for cheap $$?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (RAjwv)

Sodium. All prepackaged soups have more salt than a salt lick. Homemade soup has better taste, less sodium (usually... my mother in law's chicken soup? Might as well drink the Morton container!).

As is usual, homemade stuff is typically tastier and healthier. But not as convenient, oh no.

Posted by: Vance at February 14, 2019 09:45 PM (zzW7w)

37 Feel better, WeirdDave and thanks for the ONT. The soup looks delicious. Love the video. That dog is well trained and patient.

Posted by: turambar at February 14, 2019 09:45 PM (s2J6c)

38 @26: "They're also probably worth the cost just as rice cookers."

Funny 'cause I'm pretty sure all of the Instant Pot style cookers began as fancy rice cookers in Japan ten or twenty years ago until someone decided they were, in fact, not too complicated for Americans.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:45 PM (I/iGu)

39 Oops /bomber sock

Posted by: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at February 14, 2019 09:45 PM (YvUf/)

40 Oops /bomber sock
Posted by: Dzhokhar Tsarnaev
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Did I mention that I've been sick?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 14, 2019 09:46 PM (YvUf/)

41 Mmmm duck

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 09:46 PM (gx7zD)

42 So this is an impromptu food thread?

I'm not very skilled at cooking when I'm healthy, so I wouldn't be likely to feel like doing it when I'm sick. I keep a couple of cans of chicken noodle soup on hand for those situations.

Posted by: rickl at February 14, 2019 09:46 PM (sdi6R)

43 Top 50 baby!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (8ov+p)

44 I notice, however, that they never quote the companion verse 25:

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I'm still sort of pissed that I was well into middle age before I had any idea that there was a verse telling wives they need to have sex with their husbands for the good of the marriage.

Seems like something that might be handy to teach.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (LX21o)

45 Do people use pressure cookers because they think they get better results, or only for speed?
Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 09:39 PM (ed8K1)

Is make good bang, too.

Posted by: zombie Speedbump Tsarnaev at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (nPGq2)

46 @CharlieDeMar; 20 minutes ago: "UPDATE: Attorney for two men in custody says she spoke with CPD detectives and charges (at least against the two brothers In custody) are expected before 5:45pm Friday. That is when the 48-Hour hold expires. @cbschicago #JussieSmollett #Empire #Chicago"

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (I/iGu)

47 WD, use my instant pot every night. The best for pulled pork or HB eggs. I also use it to make soup stock. It is so easy, and you can't screw it up.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (qjOjt)

48 MARK DIETL: Ephesians is a temporal recantation of the spiritual formula Paul heard at his baptism: "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

Lots of scholars, mostly Left, think Paul didn't write Ephesians. I'm thinking nowadays that Saint Paul did.

Paul had seen the baptismal formula's effects upon his congregations, which misused it. Some decades later, Saint Clement had to deal with the same effects in the same congregations, starting with Corinth.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (ykYG2)

49 Hope you feel better Weird Dave.. chicken soup is a good start on the road to recovery.

I've thought about a pressure cooker. What's the average price of one?

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)

50 And WD, thanks for the ONT and fell better soon!

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (w7KSn)

51 Matzo Balls > Noodles

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:48 PM (yXdD7)

52

Is it me or is Fox News leading the Cuck Brigade today on the fake border security bill?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 14, 2019 09:48 PM (RAjwv)

53
22
Why make chicken soup when Progresso makes a fine soup for cheap $$?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (RAjwv)

Cuz that canned soup is full garbage?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 09:48 PM (gx7zD)

54 Isn't this hate speech?

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/teen-writes-
childrens-book-to-encourage-other-girls-to-
code_us_591b4167e4b05dd15f0bf03d

Posted by: SturmTodler at February 14, 2019 09:48 PM (lv19T)

55 The little boy and his doggie were adorable. For a toddler he's got a good swing and his sliding technique is stellar. Such a cutie.

Posted by: Tuna at February 14, 2019 09:49 PM (jm1YL)

56 Spaetzle >= Matzo Balls

(Especially if you brown them in a frying pan beforehand.)

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:49 PM (I/iGu)

57 fell, I mean feel.
Posting from a tablet stinks.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (w7KSn)

58 Excellent feel good story! Good on that guy.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (Y4EXg)

59 Chicken Soup == Jewish Penicillin.

Posted by: bubbe at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (s0pjO)

60 Hard boiling eggs in the Instant Pot makes them very easy to shell.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (oVJmc)

61 btw: 14 Feb is the 30th anniversary of the Rushdie fatwa.
jihadwatch.org/2019/02/rushdie-fatwa-issued-30-years-today-is-still-chilling-the-freedom-of-speech

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (ykYG2)

62
I've thought about a pressure cooker. What's the average price of one?
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)


With or without Semtex?

Posted by: Sooner at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (wWUb3)

63 I got one of those Foodi combo pressure cooker/air fryers for Christmas. That's how I cooked the chicken yesterday. Pressure for 25 minutes, then air fry for 15. Gives you a juicy bird with a crispy skin. I wouldn't say it was better than a traditionally cooked bird, but it's damn near if not as good, and ready in 40 minutes? You can't beat that.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (JP6CH)

64 Beans work well in pressure cooker too. Really cuts down on the cook time.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (jXrK7)

65 >> Spaetzle >= Matzo Balls


Oh, hells no. Not to mention, Zero Medicinal Value to Spaetzle.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:50 PM (yXdD7)

66 Willowed from the last thread, but if this turns out to be true about the Empire actor, it's just as much a hate crime as what he was originally accusing the 'white MAGA attackers' of.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (KEA7I)

67 I figured everyone started using pressure cookers 'cause they want to live a "House of Tomorrow" style future.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:43 PM (I/iGu)


Pressure cookers cook much faster and much more cheaply than a pot or an oven.

If you put 15lbs of pressure on your pressure cooker, you are getting about 240degrees F, and one you get it up to pressure you can keep it there at very low heat. You can't do that with an open pot. You can do it in an oven of course

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (mUa7G)

68 How's that kid hitting that ball to the Korgi (?) with his left hand above his right on the bat? So awkward.

Posted by: I like cookies at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (xxAFD)

69 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (wYseH)

70 I have often about something...

Infant mortality rates finally began dropping, big time, around 1915. Prior to that, it was about 25%. Many of those babies who died would be considered pretty healthy by modern standards.

A baby like I was, born jaundiced, cross-eyed, and pigeon toed with a severe scoliosis, would have next to no chance of survival, and if I had survived, I'd have been severely handicapped.

Thanks to the miracle of American medicine, I not only made it past infancy, but with surgeries for my eyes and treatments for my back, I am able to see straight and walk straight. By high school I was able to compete in athletics and excel in academics.

All of this progress, and for what? So that our twisted, freakish, evil overlords can have healthy, viable victims to murder for their sick death-cult.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (5aX2M)

71 Traditional Western Culture really is the best for women.

Good evening

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (IDhUW)

72 Matzo Balls > Noodles
Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:48 PM (yXdD7)


Aw, don't kneidl him about it.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (t+qrx)

73 @65: "Oh, hells no. Not to mention, Zero Medicinal Value to Spaetzle."

If by nutritional value, you really mean ridiculous amounts of chicken fat, then yes, you are correct.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (I/iGu)

74 I've thought about a pressure cooker. What's the average price of one?

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)

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For canning or the instant pot style? I think you can pick up the latter for around $50, more if you buy the name brand (I think my 6 quart was $70 or so on sale).

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (LX21o)

75 >> Pressure for 25 minutes, then air fry for 15. Gives you a juicy bird with a crispy skin. I wouldn't say it was better than a traditionally cooked bird, but it's damn near if not as good, and ready in 40 minutes? You can't beat that.


It ony takes about 30-35 minutes to roast a perfect chicken in a cast iron skillet and your oven...but that method sounds interesting, too.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (yXdD7)

76 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (wYseH)

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Yeah, I don't really go to the pressure for cooking.

But they are fan-freakin'-tastic for the canning process.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (5aX2M)

77 Soup....chicken.....soup.....en...soup...banc...chicken...stare....soup....decisoup....

Posted by: Ruth G, Associate Justice at February 14, 2019 09:53 PM (zCyNd)

78 The infant and child mortality rate was so high in the past that some cultures didn't even give a child a proper name until they were older.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2019 09:53 PM (jXrK7)

79 WD I've seen those pressure/air fryer. That is actually something I would use the hell out of. Especially doing a full chicken, Flash fry at the end oh baby.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at February 14, 2019 09:54 PM (qjOjt)

80 The Margins get lucky yet again.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 09:54 PM (8ov+p)

81 Pressure cookers will also allow you to use cheap-ass beef in dishes like beef tips and rice in order to feed your family.

Shoe leather before, tender and tasty afterwards.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:54 PM (LX21o)

82 Hope you feel better, WD.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 09:54 PM (TdMsT)

83 The WKRP episode on MeTV *CUTS* the blackface scene.

Not surprising, really.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2019 09:54 PM (oVJmc)

84 If by nutritional value, you really mean ridiculous amounts of chicken fat, then yes, you are correct.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:52 PM (I/iGu)

Don't get all schmaltzy.

Posted by: Miklos, not entirely kosher at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (zCyNd)

85 Dry heat? I'm here for you, along with a metric crap ton of recent U.S. Senators.

Posted by: Arizona at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (DMUuz)

86 @70: "Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food."

Also for Top Chef contestants who wanna pretend that you can cook a pork shoulder in less than one hour and still achieve somewhat acceptable results.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (I/iGu)

87 Yes, Bob was my uncle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (aKsyK)

88 I've thought about a pressure cooker. What's the average price of one?
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:47 PM (dUJdY)


If you are willing to shop and wait, you can get a nearly new one at a thrift shop. They were all the rage for gifts, and most people didn't use them.

The best on the market are Presto and Fagor.

The best canners on the market are Presto and All-American.

If you shop at thrift shops, you will see Presto and Mirro.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (mUa7G)

89 Like there's any such thing as cheap-ass beef anymore.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (LX21o)

90 I've got the winter doldrums. I hate winter. Winter can suck my sick.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (dUJdY)

91 Traditional Western Culture really is the best for women.


No it isn't, and they will use their legally protected rights to tell you so.

Posted by: Miklos, watching the burkha shopping channel at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (zCyNd)

92 Happy Valentines Day. Hope you got something sweet today.

Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (vBjuR)

93 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Do we put sugar in them?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (FTlwv)

94 "...somewhat acceptable results."

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (I/iGu)

Because that's EXACTLY the description of the food I crave.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (wYseH)

95 I just checked a couple of prominent liberal blogs. They have NOTHING on the Senate Intelligence committee saying there was no Trump "collusion" with Russia.

NOTHING.

This is not going to end well.

Mike

Posted by: MBunge at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (7Nkan)

96 The infant and child mortality rate was so high in the past that some cultures didn't even give a child a proper name until they were older.

Hence old Roman names like "Octavius" and "Sixtus". "8" and "6". Augustus came from a family descended from an Octavius.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (ykYG2)

97 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (CLcKT)

98 Ahhhh....I'll pass in the Duck.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (0tfLf)

99 93 Happy Valentines Day. Hope you got something sweet today.
Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (vBjuR)


I did. Thank you.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (TdMsT)

100 If you are willing to shop and wait, you can get a nearly new one at a thrift shop. They were all the rage for gifts, and most people didn't use them.

Really?? Shit.. I will check out the local thrift stores.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (dUJdY)

101
The WKRP episode on MeTV *CUTS* the blackface scene.

Not surprising, really.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


Tomorrow's edited version of Blazing Saddles consists only of The French Mistake.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (aKsyK)

102 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense
of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


Okay, snob, how do YOU get the carrots in the chili?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (oVJmc)

103 >>Like there's any such thing as cheap-ass beef anymore.


Filet on sale up here, todaay for 4.99 lb.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (yXdD7)

104 All of this progress, and for what? So that our twisted, freakish, evil overlords can have healthy, viable victims to murder for their sick death-cult.
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If I could make the trade of less medical progress for less abortion, I would.

It's not realistic to think that way though.

We have the medical progress and it is a good thing. I wish we wouldn't use that progress for evil.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (IDhUW)

105 Like there's any such thing as cheap-ass beef anymore.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (LX21o)

You spelled "chaps" wrong. Now try again...

Posted by: Miklos, welcome to the ONT at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (zCyNd)

106 Happy Valentines Day. Hope you got something sweet today.
Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (vBjuR)


Aw, thanks. I didn't, but thanks for the thought just the same.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

107 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Do we put sugar in them?
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at February 14, 2019 09:57 PM (FTlwv)

Maple Syrup!

Posted by: bubbe at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (s0pjO)

108 Hard pass on the duck.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 14, 2019 09:59 PM (DjIXP)

109 Oh, wait. That was NY Strips. The Filet was 5.99.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 09:59 PM (yXdD7)

110 I meant suck my dick..Jesus.. what the hell.. I'm going to bed. I can't even type worth a shit tonight.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:59 PM (dUJdY)

111 79 The infant and child mortality rate was so high in the past that some cultures didn't even give a child a proper name until they were older.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2019 09:53 PM (jXrK7)


In the country cemetery where my maternal grandma is buried, about 70% of the people buried died before 1950. Of those, a good estimate would be 50% are children under 10 years old. My grandma lost two kids, on an infant and one 2 years old.

Posted by: Sooner at February 14, 2019 09:59 PM (wWUb3)

112 Keep up the great work. It very impressive. Enjoyed the visit!
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Posted by: Soup for Sale at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (FTlwv)

113
111 I meant suck my dick..Jesus.. what the hell.. I'm going to bed. I can't even type worth a shit tonight.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 09:59 PM (dUJdY)


Jewells! I hope you are okay!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (TdMsT)

114 re the mechanic who fixed the woman's car:

you know, when the mechanics are robots, even the most polite and earnest robots, they won't give away free service like that.

just sayin'.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (Pg+x7)

115 Okay, snob, how do YOU get the carrots in the chili?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (oVJmc)

Hah! Seriously, mirepoix is a base for pretty much everything that tastes good, so carrots are a staple in the kitchens of Chez Dildo.

But I use chocolate for the sweet component of chili. Mostly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (wYseH)

116 My Sister Kate

I love a good evisceration but this one is top-notch.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (dBiBP)

117 We have the medical progress and it is a good thing. I wish we wouldn't use that progress for evil.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (IDhUW

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I agree completely. Didn't communicate it well... without it I'd be dead or an invalid.

It's so exasperating that we've achieved this miracle - a future for nearly every child - and we decide to snuff out millions of babies anyway. It's complete fucking insanity.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (5aX2M)

118 Yes, Bob was my uncle.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 09:55 PM (aKsyK)

Interesting guy. The kids always liked his thing with the apples.

Posted by: Miklos, with nostalgia for a simpler time at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (zCyNd)

119 70 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM (wYseH)


Ah, I wondered what the purist would say. And that's basically why I haven't gotten one, nor an Instant Pot. I like to be hands-on with the food, and be involved in the cooking process. I do, however, have a crazy good rice cooker that sort of acts as a pressure cooker during one part of its robot cycle. It does a better job with rice than I ever could, and I don't need to be hands-on for that part of the meal.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (mUa7G)

121 I can find london broil on buy one get one free at the grocery store fairly often, and I've found the pressure cooker and crock pot let me cook it in a lot of different ways.

Mmm, beef curry and jasmine rice...

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (LX21o)

122 @113: "Posted by: Soup for Sale"

*chuckles*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (I/iGu)

123 The secret to chicken soup is adding corn meal or corn flour to it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (yQpMk)

124 lol LadyL.. I'm fine.. just sick to death of winter. It's never ending it seems. Another system moving in tomorrow so snowed in yet again. I have jewelry coming out of my ears!!! lol!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)

125

The Chicken look at that Chinese menu and breathes a sigh of relief. For once, it isn't him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (HaL55)

126 But I use chocolate for the sweet component of chili. Mostly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (wYseH)

Mole, mole mole mole

Posted by: Mayan cooks with irritating soccer chant at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (zCyNd)

127 Pressure cookers are for effete Northeastern liberals who have no sense of tradition or connection to the elemental forces of cooking and food.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 09:51 PM


Um, isn't New York in the Northeast, and liberal?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (DMUuz)

128 125 lol LadyL.. I'm fine.. just sick to death of winter. It's never ending it seems. Another system moving in tomorrow so snowed in yet again. I have jewelry coming out of my ears!!! lol!!
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (dUJdY)


Aren't you in WA state? Or am I confused?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (TdMsT)

129 Parsnips in white chili!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (I/iGu)

130 > Tomorrow's edited version of Blazing Saddles consists only of The French Mistake.

Minus the part where he says "Now...watch...me...f****ts..."

Because hate speech.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (0OWcv)

131 116 Hah! Seriously, mirepoix is a base for pretty much everything that tastes good, so carrots are a staple in the kitchens of Chez Dildo.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (wYseH)


Someone didn't get the memo about the Cajun holy trinity?

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (ed8K1)

132 I meant suck my dick..Jesus.. what the hell.. I'm going to bed. I can't even type worth a shit tonight.

Posted by: Jewells45
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Uh. . . . I think I can state with conviction that such an act would be physically impossible with you.

Unless there is something you are not sharing with the Horde.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (Y4EXg)

133 LadyL.. no Missouri, or as we call it, Misery.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)

134
Happy Valentines Day. Hope you got something sweet today.
Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (vBjuR)


I got a text today asking, "what did you get your sweetie for VD?"

I texted back, " . . . Z-Pack?"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (mUa7G)

135 It sounds like Jussie's bleach friends are not cooperating with the cops. He must be breathing a sigh of relief.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (5aX2M)

136 Ah, I wondered what the purist would say.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:01 PM (ed8K1)

Nah...I'm just talking shit. People should cook in any way they wish, and eat whatever they wish.

Except for kidneys and brains and bananas. Apples are pretty gross too.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (wYseH)

137 Posted by: Soup for Sale at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (FTlwv)

Don't buy on Etsy. All their chicken soup has glitter and sequins on it.

Posted by: Miklos, sadder but no wiser at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (zCyNd)

138 No it isn't, and they will use their legally protected rights to tell you so.
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Well, yeah they will tell you that, but they are crazy, so their words don't count.

More to your point, they have legally protected rights, which women in many countries don't, therefore....they are in a better culture. Why they want to destroy a culture so good to them, I don't understand.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (IDhUW)

139 Pretty sure the modern day Red Guard will burn all copies of Predator before they get around to Blazing Saddles though. Problematic masculinity is a greater evil.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (I/iGu)

140 133 Uh. . . . I think I can state with conviction that such an act would be physically impossible with you.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (Y4EXg)


Not seeing the problem here.

Posted by: Mo'Nique at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (ed8K1)

141 Unless there is something you are not sharing with the Horde.

My favorite line from The Long Kiss Goodnight.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (dUJdY)

142

I don't think that bicycle dude's story is true. He is towing a Pod.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (HaL55)

143 Jussie's bleach friends
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (5aX2M)


Holy f'n lol

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (t+qrx)

144 But I use chocolate for the sweet component of chili. Mostly.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM


Holy mole!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (DMUuz)

145 That soup looks like Campbell's Chunky Chicken Noodle Soup.

Evening, Morons.

Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (vBjuR)

146 Actually Moron Robbie, with just a moderately diligent approach, I've been amazed at the low prices one can find on beef (and even more so other meat, esp. pork and chicken). Not every day. Sales.


But overall, how obvious and inexpensive it can be to make good food including meat continues to amaze me.


Just one illustrative example (approx., from memory). Trimmed chicken thighs on sale - under 90 cents a pound. Bottle of house brand BBQ sauce (on sale) - maybe $2? Some spices. Slow cooker. 10 minutes of work, to include the "pulling". Huge amount of delicious pulled chicken.


Of course judging by results actual nutrition/cooking knowledge and skills in the populace have plummeted.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (QDnY+)

147 One of my favorite t-shirts I've seen in real life was apparently some tongue in cheek official tourist industry release that said MISSOURI LOVES COMPANY

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (LX21o)

148 Pressure cookers are for people that live at altitude, because the boiling point of water drops with decreasing air pressure (altitude) and it's sometimes hard to cook things properly at + 6000 ft elevation.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (S6Pax)

149 121
Posted by: Kindltot


Well that's one way not to blow the margin.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

150 @136: "It sounds like Jussie's bleach friends are not cooperating with the cops. He must be breathing a sigh of relief."

I assume they were cooperating just fine until a fancy lawyer they didn't ask for mysteriously appeared at the station maybe an hour or two before the "hoax confirmed" story landed on Twitter.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (I/iGu)

151 Posted by: Jewells45

But.....the anticipation for arrival of Very Special Keyring...no Debbie Downers, please.

Posted by: Miklos, with car but no key ring yet at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (zCyNd)

152 134 LadyL.. no Missouri, or as we call it, Misery.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:03 PM (dUJdY)


Oh gosh--so sorry. Just remember Spring is in five weeks. God willing.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

153 Oh yeah CBD, current favorite chile recipe uses chocolate. I always have the Mexican chocolate (has some cinnamon and vanilla) on hand, I use that.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (QDnY+)

154 137 Except for kidneys and brains and bananas. Apples are pretty gross too.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (wYseH)


Kidneys are awesome, as long as someone else does the careful knife work of getting that horrid core out of there, and washing them enough times to get that piss smell out. Sichuan stir-fried kidneys are one of the great dishes, and I hear the French can do things with them too.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (ed8K1)

155 Hey everybody. I shared it before, but I'll post it again tonight:

At long last, I'm spending my Valentine's Day evening with my one true love: Pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (miE9U)

156 I got a text today asking, "what did you get your sweetie for VD?"

I texted back, " . . . Z-Pack?"

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 10:04 PM (mUa7G)

Thread Winner

Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (vBjuR)

157 Soup looks good.

I am so ready for winter to be over.

Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:08 PM (2PXwn)

158 Posted by: Miklos, with car but no key ring yet at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (zCyNd)

Aww.. it should be there Saturday

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

159 Eight years divorced. Or, as I like to call it, eight years of financial freedom.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2019 10:08 PM (KEA7I)

160 "Feminists love to quote Ephesians 5 22-24 as proof of the 'oppressive' nature of Christianity"


Progressives sure love them some Bible quotes - very surprising for people who claim to hate it.

Someday I think they'll love to selectively quote the Quran, too - as they are tied to posts to ready them for the firing squad.

Posted by: Gref at February 14, 2019 10:08 PM (AMIL/)

161 Actually Moron Robbie, with just a moderately diligent approach, I've been amazed at the low prices one can find on beef (and even more so other meat, esp. pork and chicken). Not every day. Sales.

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Yeah, we've got a deep freezer and I generally try to hit the grocery stores early in the morning to get the stuff the butcher has marked down. I've had some really good luck at Sam's Clubs, too. The Plus membership where you can enter at 7am has probably paid for itself just in that aspect.

My best ever buy was a few brisket(s?) that were marked down from $50ish to $15. Yes, I'll take all you have, and thank you very much.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:09 PM (LX21o)

162 127 But I use chocolate for the sweet component of chili. Mostly.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:00 PM (wYseH)

Mole, mole mole mole
Posted by: Mayan cooks with irritating soccer chant at February 14, 2019 10:02 PM (zCyNd)
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Mole, yum!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:09 PM (IDhUW)

163 Holy mole!

Posted by: Duncanthrax at February 14, 2019 10:05 PM (DMUuz)

Ooph!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:09 PM (wYseH)

164 Sweet component of chili??

Christopher Ranch's caused garlic has a nice sweetness to it, so I try to add it to my chili.

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

165 CRUSHED garlic!

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

166

Use your head, sidestep the traps
Snake through the chaos with a smooth noodle map

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (aKsyK)

167 LadyL.. yeah but this is Missouri... where it can snow in May!! Ugh.. so over this state. Been here 42 years.. tired of it. Really serious about moving somewhere warmer.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

168 Current state of affairs in USA:
Power mad Democrat old guard in death struggle with their progressive socialist progressive darlings.
Trump and deplorable in death struggle with the Deep State.
Winners of above get to face off in semi-final death struggle..


Winner of semi-final goes against Mexican/Muslim invasion in final death match in future date to be announced..

Posted by: Ripley at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (NbRJx)

169 At long last, I'm spending my Valentine's Day evening with my one true love: Pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (miE9U)


Number 5-A pizza doesn't care if you have another pizza

Posted by: Deep Dish Miklos at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (zCyNd)

170 Here's what I do the few times I get a cold. I go to the nearest Chinese restaurant and get at least one quart each of WonTon, Egg Drop, and Hot and Sour soups. That's all I eat for a couple of days. The hot and sour soup is especially good for a head cold.

Posted by: nerdygirl at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (+lVUW)

171 I assume they were cooperating just fine until a fancy lawyer they didn't ask for mysteriously appeared at the station maybe an hour or two before the "hoax confirmed" story landed on Twitter.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:06 PM (I/iGu)

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I appreciate these insights from you about Chicago.

I had assumed that the corruption there was straightforward like in Denver - here everything is just an appendage of the Democrat Party from the governor and mayor down to the last beat cop, and it's all very predictable.

Chicago sounds much more factional and convoluted.

I had just figured the Dem Party bosses at the national level called the shots, and then the local Chicago/IL goons followed instructions, like here.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (5aX2M)

172 CBD, you don't like apples? What kind of commie are you?

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (U5tDi)

173 55 The little boy and his doggie were adorable. For a toddler he's got a good swing and his sliding technique is stellar. Such a cutie.
Posted by: Tuna



And the dog was "OH BOY OH BOY OH BOY!!! HURRY UP!!! HIT THE BALL!!! WEEEEEE!!! scamper scamper HURRY UP!!! PUT THE BALL BACK ON THE TEEE!!! PICK YOUR BAT UP!! HURRY UP!!! WEEEEEEE!!!

Was that a corgi?

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (WNAuL)

174 107 Happy Valentines Day. Hope you got something sweet today.
Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 09:56 PM (vBjuR)

Aw, thanks. I didn't, but thanks for the thought just the same.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 09:58 PM (t+qrx)
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*pushes heart shaped box of chocolates thru to hogmartin.*

If that isn't sweet enough, add a spoonful of sugar

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (IDhUW)

175 168 LadyL.. yeah but this is Missouri... where it can snow in May!! Ugh.. so over this state. Been here 42 years.. tired of it. Really serious about moving somewhere warmer.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)


Yeah, but we compensate for it with 70-degree days in January!

Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (2PXwn)

176 I ate too much candy today. My sugar level is astronomical.

Posted by: ALH at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (vBjuR)

177 171 Here's what I do the few times I get a cold. I go to the nearest Chinese restaurant and get at least one quart each of WonTon, Egg Drop, and Hot and Sour soups. That's all I eat for a couple of days. The hot and sour soup is especially good for a head cold.
Posted by: nerdygirl at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (+lVUW)


For hot and sour soup, it can be useful to give it an extra round of black pepper and vinegar, just before you eat it, just to wake it up a bit.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (ed8K1)

178 I know we all get down on how crummy life can be sometimes, but it helps to remember that there are good people out there. Tonight at my local Kroger's I dropped a cake I had ordered for a baby shower tomorrow. I was so upset that I sat down in the store and cried. Several customers rushed to check on me. The manager not only consoled me, but personally fixed the cake for me and gave me a chocolate covered strawberry to cheer me up. It was very sweet. Anyway just thought I would share!

Posted by: jmel at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

179 Wife got her usual Valentine's thing, a single red rose.

Done this for years.

Posted by: irongrampa at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (S/hVx)

180 I hear the French can do things with them too.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (ed8K1)

One of the hottest French chicks I ever saw in the flesh was a clerk in a fancy lingerie store in Paris. Stunningly beautiful.

And she stank so badly that I almost retched.

Nothing at all to do with the French techniques for making kidneys remotely edible, but still....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (wYseH)

181 Aww.. it should be there Saturday

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:08 PM (dUJdY)

I might need you to make a larger one. The rear view mirror looks so lonely.

Posted by: Miklos, having given away his entire stockof Mardi Gras beads at February 14, 2019 10:14 PM (zCyNd)

182 Yes, Bob was my uncle.


He will be missed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (yQpMk)

183 Yeah, but we compensate for it with 70-degree days in January!

lol..that HAS happened! Not for several years though. I do remember one winter back in the early 90's we had a a couple of 70 degree days in January. Everyone went nuts.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (dUJdY)

184 I mentioned this the other day, and I'm surprised it hasn't gotten more coverage.

You remember how the New Horizons spacecraft flew past the Kuiper Belt object called Ultima Thule on January 1? Most of you saw the early images:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190129.html

It looked like two roughly spherical objects stuck together. That was pretty unusual all by itself.

But wait. It's weirder than that.

Turns out that the first photos happened to be face-on, and it's actually two flat pancake-shaped objects stuck together at the edge.

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190211.html

Gotta love the universe.

Posted by: rickl at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (sdi6R)

185 What kind of commie are you?

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:11 PM (U5tDi)

cooked in pie, or even better...tarte tatin? Fantastic. But biting into one? Retch.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (wYseH)

186 Jmel, that's a nice story. Thanks for telling us - it's always good to hear about nice things happening. Have fun at the baby shower!

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (U5tDi)

187 Miklos, also not many women smell like garlic

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)

188 169 Current state of affairs in USA:
Power mad Democrat old guard in death struggle with their progressive socialist progressive darlings.
Trump and deplorable in death struggle with the Deep State.
Winners of above get to face off in semi-final death struggle..


Winner of semi-final goes against Mexican/Muslim invasion in final death match in future date to be announced..
Posted by: Ripley at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (NbRJx)
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I'm going to bet on Trump and the deplorables - yes, I'm an optimist.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:16 PM (IDhUW)

189 Posted by: jmel at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

How sweet!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:16 PM (dUJdY)

190 Women's tears have magical powers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2019 10:16 PM (KEA7I)

191 cooked in pie, or even better...tarte tatin? Fantastic. But biting into one? Retch.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (wYseH)
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You're nuts. I'll take a good fresh apple over a cooked one any day. Staymans are the very best.

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:16 PM (U5tDi)

192 Yes, Bob was my uncle.


He will be missed.


Oh yes

Posted by: Neal at February 14, 2019 10:17 PM (zCyNd)

193 I don't think that bicycle dude's story is true. He is towing a Pod.

I found that picture on the blog mentioned, but it didn't include a source.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2019 10:17 PM (Ry8mf)

194 I've got bad news for you qdpsteve!! I've been feeding myself to other men!!!

Posted by: Ms. Pizza at February 14, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

195 The manager not only consoled me, but personally
fixed the cake for me and gave me a chocolate covered strawberry to
cheer me up. It was very sweet. Anyway just thought I would share!

Posted by: jmel at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

American Exceptionalism isn't just technology and energy and get'erdone attitude.

We are good people. Kind people. Generous people.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:17 PM (wYseH)

196 179 I know we all get down on how crummy life can be sometimes, but it helps to remember that there are good people out there. Tonight at my local Kroger's I dropped a cake I had ordered for a baby shower tomorrow. I was so upset that I sat down in the store and cried. Several customers rushed to check on me. The manager not only consoled me, but personally fixed the cake for me and gave me a chocolate covered strawberry to cheer me up. It was very sweet. Anyway just thought I would share!
Posted by: jmel at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (OeWgo)
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Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (IDhUW)

197 I might need you to make a larger one. The rear view mirror looks so lonely.

Only 7 charms left unless this lady can get more. I'm still looking and she hasn't answered me yet on whether she can get more.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (dUJdY)

198 One of the hottest French chicks I ever saw in the flesh was a clerk in a fancy lingerie store in Paris. Stunningly beautiful.

And she stank so badly that I almost retched.

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I don't understand that thing with the French.

With the rest of continental Europe, the men stink really, really bad. I mean "knock a buzzard off a shit wagon" bad.

But the women don't.

Eventually I had a Polish dude explain that this is because a lot of Europeans view deodorant as a women's product, and that dudes feel feminine using it (he was deodorant user, and not feminine, BTW).

But not the French. Even their chicks stink, and when women stink, it's worse than men.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (5aX2M)

199 170 At long last, I'm spending my Valentine's Day evening with my one true love: Pizza.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:07 PM (miE9U)



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No love for calzones then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (UGqF8)

200 Staymans are the very best.

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:16 PM (U5tDi)

Stamen. The phallus of the plant world.

Try again.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (wYseH)

201 *pushes heart shaped box of chocolates thru to hogmartin.*

If that isn't sweet enough, add a spoonful of sugar
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (IDhUW)


Aw, thank you. I'll be fine though. Not a big fan of candy, really.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)

202 When women ran society, power emanated from the home.

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I do think this is true. Women's role is to civilize us savages and raise the children. Abrogating that role has led to the rise of barbarism. See, e.g. San Francisco.

Leonard Cohen has a lyric.

Our law of peace
Which understands
A husband leads
A wife commands

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (+y/Ru)

203 Cicero, they're okay.
They're "shy pizzas." ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (miE9U)

204
What kind of commie are you?

Posted by: bluebell

cooked in pie, or even better...tarte tatin? Fantastic. But biting into one? Retch.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo


I don't even like apple pie. Never heard of a tate tatin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:19 PM (aKsyK)

205 Pizza is a whore. Chicken pot pie will never betray you.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (UGqF8)

206 Stamen. The phallus of the plant world.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (wYseH)
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I'm just putting that here so everyone can see that. It's not every day that you see someone take their nic so seriously.

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (U5tDi)

207 *shoves a shot of tequila thru the port to Hogmartin*

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)

208 I've mentioned it before, but I discovered Pinata apples recently. Came from Germany IIRC, and now are grown up north somewhere.

Worth a try if you ever find anywhere that has them. I've only seen them a few times in the stores around us, but I buy a lot every time I do.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (LX21o)

209 Omg that video of the baseball kid & dog is the most wonderful thing, thank you WD

Great ONT

PS feel better soon!

Posted by: VMs phone at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (BJlbN)

210 For a toddler he's got a good swing

Did you notice him swinging cross-handed? Might actually be a lefty.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (dBiBP)

211 lol..that HAS happened! Not for several years though. I do remember one winter back in the early 90's we had a a couple of 70 degree days in January. Everyone went nuts.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (dUJdY)


Yeah, I don't like it when that happens, mainly because it usually ends in a tornado.

I don't think I can go any further north. Winters in Mid-Missouri are unpleasant enough as it is. Wonder if I can find a job on the Gulf Coast...

Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (2PXwn)

212
Posted by: jmel at February 14, 2019 10:13 PM (OeWgo)

American Exceptionalism isn't just technology and energy and get'erdone attitude.

We are good people. Kind people. Generous people.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:17 PM (wYseH)

I try over and over and over again to remind y'all that things like this happen far more often than bad things, it's just that it doesn't make the news.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (VLXcj)

213 Aw, thank you. I'll be fine though. Not a big fan of candy, really.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (t+qrx)
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*quickly hides box of Turkish delight*

How about this nice skull-shaped goblet of, uh, wine?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (kQs4Y)

214 LadyL.. yeah but this is Missouri... where it can snow in May!! Ugh.. so over this state. Been here 42 years.. tired of it. Really serious about moving somewhere warmer.
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:10 PM (dUJdY)

79 here today, 75 tomorrow.

Just sayin.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (8ov+p)

215 I don't much like raw apples, but this one time in New Hampshire, I had this one called a Macoun (sp?) and it was perfect.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (ed8K1)

216

OK Hordelings, I'm just doing the old in-out. Plus, sleepy.

Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (HaL55)

217 Last week we literally had thunder and lightning during an snow storm.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

218 I gave my wife a nice Hallmark card today.
It was sort of a standard Hallmark card, in the $8 range, and the thing that sealed the deal was the writing in it, the sentiment, was just so completely over the top that my wife knew immediately that I Could never write anything like that.
She opened it and we both burst out laughing.
That is what married 40+ years gets you. LOL!

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (w7KSn)

219 Never heard of a tate tatin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:19 PM (aKsyK)

It's one of the few Frog dishes that are the best in the world. It's sort of an apple tart cooked with more butter than you thought existed on the planet. And it comes from Normandy, where they like their butter just fine, and actually like Americans too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (wYseH)

220 * a snow storm.. sheesh

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (dUJdY)

221 Miklos, also not many women smell like garlic

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:15 PM (miE9U)


A friend who was a man-loving feminist and fashion model told me a secret (because I was no competition in the model biznis). Her secret for Perfect Skin was....garlic. Lotsa garlic. Comes through the skin in the tropical climes where they do lots of shoots. As she said, they can't smell garlic through the picture.

Personally, I would have let Gina Lollobrigida eat garlic in bed (or Luciana Pauluzzi, for that matter).

'Cause tolerance, inclusivity and all.

Posted by: Miklos, developing an appetitite at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (zCyNd)

222 Nigerians had a few Empire scripts in their apartment.

*facepalms*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (I/iGu)

223 Jewells, auto cucumber will be the dearth of us all

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (miE9U)

224 You rich guys with your Hallmark cards in the $8 range.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (UGqF8)

225 *shoves a shot of tequila thru the port to Hogmartin*
Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:20 PM (dUJdY)


I don't drink either

Hope I didn't come across as some kind of sad sack, really. But thanks.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (t+qrx)

226
Yeah, I don't like it when that happens, mainly because it usually ends in a tornado.

I was just coming to post that y'all's 70 degree days shimmy on down to the Arkansas line with a cold front right in back of them and turn into tornadoes!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (VLXcj)

227 Okay, fingers are getting sloppy. Time for bed. Stay safe ya'll.

Posted by: Jewells45 at February 14, 2019 10:24 PM (dUJdY)

228 Goodnight Jewells!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (miE9U)

229 Happy St. Valentine's Day to all my valentines here! Good night everyone.

Posted by: bluebell at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (U5tDi)

230 Miklos, LOL.
I want Gina Lollabridgida in her leotard she wore in Trapeze...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (miE9U)

231 Went to an authentic Chinese restaurant for New Year and the menu was heavy on the pig intestines and blood, loofah, and fungus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (kQs4Y)

232 You rich guys with your Hallmark cards in the $8 range.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (UGqF


Hey, just what you see, pal.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (t+qrx)

233 But not the French. Even their chicks stink, and when women stink, it's worse than men.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:18 PM (5aX2M)

P&G market research was that French men use an average of three bars of soap per year. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Miklos, 99.4% pure at February 14, 2019 10:26 PM (zCyNd)

234 I gave my wife a nice Hallmark card today.
It was sort of a standard Hallmark card, in the $8 range, and the thing that sealed the deal was the writing in it, the sentiment, was just so completely over the top that my wife knew immediately that I Could never write anything like that.
She opened it and we both burst out laughing.
That is what married 40+ years gets you. LOL!
Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (w7KSn)

8 bucks for a card??????

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:26 PM (8ov+p)

235 79 here today, 75 tomorrow.

Just sayin.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:21 PM (8ov+p)
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Sounds lovely, even though we've actually had a fairly mild winter here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:26 PM (IDhUW)

236 Do the Chinese use every part of the loofah?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)

237 In my defense, we had a recent squabble and I felt the card helped.
Of course, eventually the bill will come on her credit card...

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (w7KSn)

238 G'nite!

Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (2PXwn)

239 We are good people. Kind people. Generous people.

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I saw an old Top Gear where the celebrity guest was a Brit actor who lived in the States, and was a US citizen.

Clarkson spent the whole interview angling to get him to bash on America and Americans, and the guy was politely evasive for most of it.

Eventually, Clarkson landed a really petty, derisive dig about how the Americans are always asking you if you want extra cheese on everything. And it wasn't like an "isn't this a strange quirk" kind of thing - he was really nasty and mocking in his tone about it.

That, for whatever reason, was the line for this guy. He just told Clarkson "Have you stopped to consider that Americans really like cheese, and they are trying to be nice and accommodate you? Because they really are the nicest people in the world, and it's one of the things I love about being an American."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (5aX2M)

240 Homemade duck soup requires a special occasion like, for instance, St. Valentine's Day.

Posted by: Fritz at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (wxZSX)

241
You rich guys with your Hallmark cards in the $8 range.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)


I'd expect one of those to play music.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (aKsyK)

242 I don't drink either

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (t+qrx)
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Curses!

How about a heart-shaped box of ammo assortments?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (kQs4Y)

243 8 bucks for a card??????

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:26 PM (8ov+p)

Cheaper than flowers!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (wYseH)

244 220 Never heard of a tate tatin.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:19 PM (aKsyK)

It's one of the few Frog dishes that are the best in the world. It's sort of an apple tart cooked with more butter than you thought existed on the planet. And it comes from Normandy, where they like their butter just fine, and actually like Americans too!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:22 PM (wYseH)
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I generally prefer raw apples to cooked, but this sounds like it has potential.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (IDhUW)

245 Cortez is Pelosi's secret love child.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ePWRo)

246 Evening all. Daughter is getting married Saturday, rehearsal and dinner tomorrow. Phone calls and texts have been flying. I want to strangle whoever invented group texting right now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ffYR/)

247 237 Do the Chinese use every part of the loofah?
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:27 PM (t+qrx)
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They use the horns for pan pipes and make the bladder into a soccer ball.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (kQs4Y)

248 232 Went to an authentic Chinese restaurant for New Year and the menu was heavy on the pig intestines and blood, loofah, and fungus.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (kQs4Y)


*vomits*

Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (2PXwn)

249 Nigerians had a few Empire scripts in their apartment.



With how much Wite-out?

Posted by: Miklos, retyping at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (zCyNd)

250 How about a heart-shaped box of ammo assortments?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (kQs4Y)


Mom always said life is like a heart-shaped box of ammo assortments.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (t+qrx)

251
You rich guys with your Hallmark cards in the $8 range.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

I'd expect one of those to play music.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (aKsyK)

For 8 bucks it better give a hand job. To me that is.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (8ov+p)

252 I go to the card aisle and make sure I'm standing in the correct general area and I just grab the first one that catches my eye. No reading, no nothing. Just like at the HQ, it's cheating if you look.

It saves a lot of time and has turned out great for the most part, but one time I gave my wife something that was intended for a step-mother. My step-mother. Which I don't have.

It's still the best approach I'm aware of, though, and the people standing around trying to find the perfect card that says something perfectly different than the other perfect cards always get a laugh out of me swooping in, grabbing my perfect card, and walking away immediately.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (LX21o)

253 All Hail Eris, on The Critic there was a Chinese place called The Golden MSG.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (miE9U)

254 Good night jewells

Happy St Valentines Day bluebell

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (IDhUW)

255 American Greetings has their "Just Barely Enough" collection starting at $1.50, envelope included.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:31 PM (UGqF8)

256 That baseball kid look like he is developing toxic masculinity. He should be drugged into submission.

Posted by: Ripley at February 14, 2019 10:31 PM (NbRJx)

257 You might find these homemade shower balm comforting if you have a cold. They are easy to make although take 12 hours or more to dry and solidify. If showers are your thing, I would amend these instructions to include some sort string attached to some sort of base or structure such that you can hang it from the showerhead. And don't make the individual balm too big. If they are about one tablespoon, they'll dry faster and should be mostly consumed in a single shower.

https://bit.ly/2AwR8ee

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2019 10:31 PM (+y/Ru)

258 It's Stayman, right?


Anyway, what bluebell said. Sadly I think Staymans are only/mostly a mid-Atlantic thing, so not available on the left coast.


Used to have a truck come into DC Saturday mornings from West Virginia, fall, with produce, and fresh (unpasteurized) Stayman cider. Oh my.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:31 PM (QDnY+)

259 Went to an authentic Chinese restaurant for New Year and the menu was heavy on the pig intestines and blood, loofah, and fungus.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM


I collect spores, mold, and fungus

Posted by: Egon at February 14, 2019 10:32 PM (zCabI)

260 Ok, my first Valentines' Day without a guy for over 30 years. Called my best girlfriend and we went out and had a blast. Vodka helps.

Posted by: dimuse at February 14, 2019 10:32 PM (Q+Oiy)

261 The Dollar Tree sells cards. Family Dollar and Dollar General, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:32 PM (LX21o)

262 Cicero, yeah but have you read some of those cards?
Not the most creative...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (miE9U)

263 For 8 bucks it better give a hand job. To me that is.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (8ov+p)

Sir:

It is our policy that all Hallmark products have a consistent price at all of our retail partners.

Same as in town.

Posted by: Miklos, Certified Slav Customer Experience Associate at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (zCyNd)

264 Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113076800274432

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113164117331969

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113249211351043

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113336733835264

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113429511847943

Posted by: kbdabear at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (0Ntuf)

265 Personally, I would have let Gina Lollobrigida eat garlic in bed (or Luciana Pauluzzi, for that matter).



'Cause tolerance, inclusivity and all.
Posted by: Miklos, developing an appetitite at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (zCyNd)


See, when your girlfriend eats kimchi, you eat kimchi too*. It is tasty, but it is both something that makes you endearing to her, and it means you can't smell it on her breath when you kiss.

(*except that stuff made out of beet tops or daikon, mughod, that stuff will burn holes in my gut. She can have it all with my blessing)

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (mUa7G)

266 The Golden MSG
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Ha!

I think "Aji-no-moto" sounds magical and would be a great name for a Japanese restaurant.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (kQs4Y)

267 8 bucks for a card??????

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Biggest scam since snake oil.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (+y/Ru)

268
Cortez is Pelosi's secret love child.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ePWRo

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The one that showed up like a bad penny to wreck all kinds of havoc and lay the family to waste.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (13CQC)

269 Same as in town.

Posted by: Miklos, Certified Slav Customer Experience Associate at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (zCyNd)

He's here 'til Thursday...try the veal!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (wYseH)

270 More Ginger Thursday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113522315018240

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113616875606024

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113716444233728

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113819565346816

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/status/1096113917452054528

Posted by: kbdabear at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (0Ntuf)

271 263 Cicero, yeah but have you read some of those cards?
Not the most creative...
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (miE9U)


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True, but they're full-on poetic in their original Latvian.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:35 PM (UGqF8)

272 It is our policy that all Hallmark products have a consistent price at all of our retail partners.

Same as in town.
Posted by: Miklos, Certified Slav Customer Experience Associate at February 14, 2019 10:33 PM (zCyNd)


Deep, too!

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (t+qrx)

273 Awww that story of the mechanic fixing the single mom's car for her and the batting video were sweet. Very appropriate for the date.

Yikes on that maryjane story. Some folks get good pain relief from the CBD and then there are the few epilepsy, parkinson's cases that are helped too, so I wish the feds would legalize the plant but set a THC limit or something. But I'd undo the recreational pot law here if I could. The med. MJ was such a joke, with real docs scared to prescribe and docs that would prescribe would do so on any excuse that I actually thought it would be better to end the charade, but that having to see even a quack doc or keep the usage on the down low did limit the damage.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (eASYU)

274 The one that showed up like a bad penny to wreck all kinds of havoc and lay the family to waste.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

The more she shatters the dems, the more I like her. I up to loathing.

Posted by: J Smollet at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (LOq4H)

275 See, when your girlfriend eats kimchi, you eat kimchi too*



*lies back, shares puff of kimchi flavored Juul*

Posted by: Miklos, now seeing how this works at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (zCyNd)

276 Eventually, Clarkson landed a really petty, derisive dig about how the Americans are always asking you if you want extra cheese on everything.
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A silly question, but of course we do. Make ours Wensleydale, please.

Posted by: Wallace and Gromit at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (fZcn6)

277 That's some tasty-looking soup right there.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (NWiLs)

278 Gotta get me to Normandy. I'll drive - the wading ashore under gunfire thing's already been done. Not in June. Thinking more fall. Always the best travel time everywhere, and Normandy does make me think of apples (and apple brandy).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (QDnY+)

279 The sentiment in the card I bought was truly hysterical funny, although I am sure it wasn't intended to be.

Kind of like serious music that turns out badly and we all laugh at it.
So, collector's item.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (w7KSn)

280 I think "Aji-no-moto" sounds magical and would be a great name for a Japanese restaurant.
Posted by: All Hail Eris


it actually means "the source of flavor"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (0ogxh)

281 American Greetings has their "Just Barely Enough" collection starting at $1.50, envelope included.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:31 PM (UGqF

My first stop is always the 99 cent section.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (8ov+p)

282 >>So if women are expected to obey their husbands, but husbands are expected to die for their wives....tell me, which is the more important sex in that situation?
Anyhow, read the whole thing, it's wicked good.

Excellent, well-said. Also "there is no male or female." Ask the feminists to show us something similar in Pagan literature from the time.

Posted by: Caliban at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (QE8X6)

283 PSA:

Nine months from now you could be going deer hunting or changing a diaper.

Make good decisions on Valentine's night.


Evening all.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (LDbTO)

284 You rich guys with your Hallmark cards in the $8 range.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

I'd expect one of those to play music.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (aKsyK)

For 8 bucks it better give a hand job. To me that is.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:30 PM (8ov+p)

LOL, I was just hoping the card would handle the talking and cuddling, although I'm ok with the cuddling. Not much of a talker though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 10:38 PM (Rz2Nc)

285 279 Gotta get me to Normandy. I'll drive - the wading ashore under gunfire thing's already been done. Not in June. Thinking more fall. Always the best travel time everywhere, and Normandy does make me think of apples (and apple brandy).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (QDnY+)

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Going at the wrong time only Rouens it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:38 PM (UGqF8)

286 True, but they're full-on poetic in their original Latvian.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:35 PM (UGqF


Someone told me that he knew a guy who was visiting in Germany and was quite taken by a lovely German girl. He didn't speak German but he tried buying her cards with flowers on them.
Apparently the cards with lovely flowers on them he bought were actually condolence cards for funerals.

Apparently things got better when they both determined it was a mistake.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 10:39 PM (mUa7G)

287 Cicero, I'm paging Muldoon.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:39 PM (QDnY+)

288 247 Evening all. Daughter is getting married Saturday, rehearsal and dinner tomorrow. Phone calls and texts have been flying. I want to strangle whoever invented group texting right now.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ffYR/)
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Try to enjoy it, frustrations and all. Hopefully you'll be creating lots of good memories.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:40 PM (IDhUW)

289 Calm Mentor, is she Bridezilla?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:40 PM (miE9U)

290 Mom always said life is like a heart-shaped box of ammo assortments.
Posted by: hogmartin
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Ooooooo! Look, a 7.92x57mm!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 14, 2019 10:40 PM (fZcn6)

291 Cicero, I'm paging Muldoon.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:39 PM (QDnY+)

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Hah!

I had a great time in Rouen a couple of years ago. Normandy is wonderful.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (UGqF8)

292 Going at the wrong time only Rouens it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:38 PM (UGqF

No Caen do.

Posted by: Miklos, a terre at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (zCyNd)

293 Handy tip: don't coat the ammo assortments in chocolate.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (miE9U)

294 By chance Cicero I'm watching a post-war German documentary on the life of a Wehrmacht Soldat, and they just trashed Rouen (I think). Cathedral's burning.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (QDnY+)

295 Cicero, I'm paging Muldoon.
Posted by: rhomboid
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It has to be of the form AABBA.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (U7Mh9)

296 So any of you folks widows or widowers like me? Online dating scams have cost Americans over 162 million dollars. Beware!

Posted by: dimuse at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (Q+Oiy)

297
The more she shatters the dems, the more I like her. I up to loathing.
Posted by: J Smollet at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (LOq4H)

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It's fun. They birthed the monster that's threatening to cripple the party. I don't see how they rein her in or how they get rid of her.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 10:42 PM (13CQC)

298 232 Went to an authentic Chinese restaurant for New Year and the menu was heavy on the pig intestines and blood, loofah, and fungus.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (kQs4Y)


Sounds like my kind of party.

Posted by: Splunge at February 14, 2019 10:42 PM (ed8K1)

299 I think "Aji-no-moto" sounds magical and would be a great name for a Japanese restaurant.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

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it actually means "the source of flavor"
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM


Do you have the kanji for that?

I have room on my other hand.

Posted by: Ariana Grande at February 14, 2019 10:42 PM (DMUuz)

300 Youngest is up. Nightmare. Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Everything I Needed to Know About Coding I Learned From RBG at February 14, 2019 10:42 PM (LX21o)

301
Nigerians had a few Empire scripts in their apartment.

With how much Wite-out?
Posted by: Miklos, retyping


Does Empire have any Wite in it?


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 10:43 PM (aKsyK)

302 247 Evening all. Daughter is getting married Saturday, rehearsal and dinner tomorrow. Phone calls and texts have been flying. I want to strangle whoever invented group texting right now.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ffYR/)

Congratulations, I hope he is a good guy. I dislike the group texting thing, I'm always surprised when people that actually know me include me in such things.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 10:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

303 286 279 Gotta get me to Normandy. I'll drive - the wading ashore under gunfire thing's already been done. Not in June. Thinking more fall. Always the best travel time everywhere, and Normandy does make me think of apples (and apple brandy).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:36 PM (QDnY+)

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Going at the wrong time only Rouens it.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:38 PM (UGqF

C'mon...he's doing the best he Caen.

Posted by: RondinellaMamma at February 14, 2019 10:43 PM (9Ni3Z)

304 Evening all. Daughter is getting married Saturday, rehearsal and dinner tomorrow. Phone calls and texts have been flying. I want to strangle whoever invented group texting right now.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ffYR/)
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Try to enjoy it, frustrations and all. Hopefully you'll be creating lots of good memories.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:40 PM (IDhUW)

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Thanks, I will once the activity gets rolling tomorrow afternoon. Once in motion, things will be fine. It will be a great event.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:44 PM (ffYR/)

305 "So war der deutscher Landser" on UToob, for any other WWII geeks.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:44 PM (QDnY+)

306
I'm not viable as an adult.

Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 14, 2019 10:44 PM (t5m5e)

307 So any of you folks widows or widowers like me? Online dating scams have cost Americans over 162 million dollars. Beware!
Posted by: dimuse at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (Q+Oiy)

No, just approaching the 15th anniversary of my divorce. Just gotta figure out how i'm gonna celebrate.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:45 PM (8ov+p)

308 I admire your energy, Dave. I came down with a bad cold on Monday, and all I managed to do was take a can of Progresso chicken soup down off the shelf.

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at February 14, 2019 10:45 PM (JCthr)

309 296 Cicero, I'm paging Muldoon.
Posted by: rhomboid
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It has to be of the form AABBA.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 14, 2019 10:41 PM (U7Mh9)

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Haiku is more my idiom.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:46 PM (UGqF8)

310 Calm Mentor-

Best wishes and congratulations to all (adjust proportions as needed).

Posted by: Miklos, just Miklos at February 14, 2019 10:46 PM (zCyNd)

311 True, but they're full-on poetic in their original Latvian.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:35 PM


Those Latvian homos stole them from the Klingon.

Posted by: General Krok at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (DMUuz)

312
Do you have the kanji for that?

Yes, but pixi does not allow.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (LWu6U)

313 Calm Mentor, is she Bridezilla?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 10:40 PM (miE9U)

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Nope, she takes after me and my nic. She's an ER Nurse too. Her bridesmaids are the nightmare.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (ffYR/)

314 I find cards annoying. Why would I want to read some stranger's sentiment with sparkles? Hubby bought me a bottle of Amaretto and a BIG bottle of Bailey's. 'Cept I think the later is because I buy the cheapo version, Ryan's, for my winter weekend coffee and he thinks that's sketchy.

Posted by: dagny at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (nRWPy)

315 Wonder if you can pay to hang by parachute risers from the church in St Mere-Eglise? They could call it "The Red Buttons Experience".


Some paratrooper did in fact hang from the church. Don't think it was quite like in the movie, though.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (QDnY+)

316 http://tinyurl.com/yxnl9ll2


ok, this is a google search for the kanji, but in a tinyurl so it gets past the pixi.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 14, 2019 10:48 PM (LWu6U)

317 Calling all space fags
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (kQs4Y)


*perks up*

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (t+qrx)

318 316 I find cards annoying. Why would I want to read some stranger's sentiment with sparkles? Hubby bought me a bottle of Amaretto and a BIG bottle of Bailey's. 'Cept I think the later is because I buy the cheapo version, Ryan's, for my winter weekend coffee and he thinks that's sketchy.
Posted by: dagny at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (nRWPy)

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Ryan's Northumbrian Cream. I think I've tried that stuff.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (UGqF8)

319 307
I'm not viable as an adult.
Posted by: Semi-Literate Thug at February 14, 2019 10:44 PM (t5m5e)
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I hear you can really be fluid these days. What would you like to be viable as?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (IDhUW)

320 Emperor Country Boy
No, just approaching the 15th anniversary of my divorce. Just gotta figure out how i'm gonna celebrate.

Go somewhere you've always wanted to go. I was divorced before I met the guy of my dreams who passed.

Posted by: dimuse at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (Q+Oiy)

321 ok, this is a google search for the kanji, but in a tinyurl so it gets past the pixi.
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at February 14, 2019 10:48 PM (LWu6U)


https://mothereff.in/html-entities

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (t+qrx)

322 In honor of Valentine's Day how about some Romantic Mario Dorkly Bits.

https://youtu.be/QBHxFqz8oTk

Posted by: buzzion at February 14, 2019 10:50 PM (cAnNx)

323 Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 10:37 PM (LDbTO)

Hah, great point! I was conceived on Valentine's Day.... born Nov 17th.

Nice to see you!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 10:50 PM (VLXcj)

324 232 Went to an authentic Chinese restaurant for New Year and the menu was heavy on the pig intestines and blood, loofah, and fungus.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:25 PM (kQs4Y)
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LOL.

My Taiwanese SIL is a pro chef, trained in Taipei.
I remember the first time she cooked for us.
"Oooh! Authentic Chinese food!"

She looks at us like we're crazy.
"What you want? Authentic? Or good?"

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 14, 2019 10:50 PM (Rxduq)

325 I don't see how they rein her in or how they get rid of her.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 10:42 PM (13CQC)


Well, I've read talk of the NY Dem Powers That Be, due to New York losing population, may just redistrict her out of a job.

Redistricting out of a job happened to Allen West and also happened to the Republican, Bob Turner, who replaced Ant-knee Weiner.

Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (Y8PSl)

326 Congratulations, I hope he is a good guy. I dislike the group texting thing, I'm always surprised when people that actually know me include me in such things.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 10:43 PM (Rz2Nc)

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Thanks, he's a really good guy. On his way to becoming a Master Diesel mechanic. They'll do great.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

327 Oh, that poor, poor duck....

Posted by: scrood at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (IiMhL)

328 "So war der deutscher Landser"

So marchy-stompy.

No borders!

Posted by: AOC, B.A in B.S. at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (zCyNd)

329


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Always make sure it's American Chinese food. Authentic Chinese food would gag a buzzard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:52 PM (UGqF8)

330 She's an ER Nurse too


Could come in handy at the reception.

Posted by: Miklos, been to a couple at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (zCyNd)

331 Just got back from Valentine's Day dinner at Saskatoonrestaurant.com. Publius knocked it out of the park. A four course dinner, featuring smoked elk tenderloin and a red wine which I can't recall the name of, but it was a party in the mouth. It's not on their regular wine list, so I'll have to call tomorrow to get the name - it's perfect for the steaks we love.
Best VD dinner I've ever had. And the evening's young

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (NMAzL)

332 Emperor Country Boy
No, just approaching the 15th anniversary of my divorce. Just gotta figure out how i'm gonna celebrate.

Go somewhere you've always wanted to go. I was divorced before I met the guy of my dreams who passed.
Posted by: dimuse at February 14, 2019 10:49 PM (Q+Oiy)

I'm trying to figure out somewhere new to go this year. And/or do. That I can drive to, since I refuse to fly.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (8ov+p)

333 Happy St Valentine's day to all the horde.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (EZebt)

334
Home again with Delilah. Drove from Tuscaloosa today. The map said go Meridian, Hattiesburg, I-10 but instead I went on I-20 to Shreveport, south on US-79 to Carthage, then US-59 through the Timpson-Bobo-Tenaha microplex, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Livingston, Houston. Plodding but predictable. All it takes is one crash on the Atchafalaya causeway and it's a delay of hours.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (LsBY9)

335 Ooh, it's showing at my local theater on the IMAX screen on Feb 28th. Got my ticket.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (kQs4Y)

336 No, just approaching the 15th anniversary of my divorce. Just gotta figure out how i'm gonna celebrate.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:45 PM (8ov+p)
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after my name change, a colleague asked "marriage or divorce?" I was feeling down about the divorce but when I answered the question, he said " here's to freedom". That made me feel a bit better.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (IDhUW)

337 Calling all space fags, there's going to be a new IMAX documentary on Apollo 11 for one week only starting March 1st
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 10:47 PM (kQs4Y)


Yeesh, closest showing is Livonia.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (t+qrx)

338 331


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Always make sure it's American Chinese food. Authentic Chinese food would gag a buzzard.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)



My best friend married a Chinese gal. His in-laws spend half the year in Hong Kong to get away from Boston winters. Anyway, he hasn't complained about the food. Well, he mentions that the Chinese eat like Hobbits but otherwise, no complaints.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (WNAuL)

339 100+ for gun thread.

Scored:

1960s Remington 572 Fieldmaster ADL. Pump action .22 in Very Good condition.

Absolutely identical to the first firearm I ever owned. No, not the same one come back to me, but as close as can be.

Under $400, shipped. Usually, these go for a hundred or two more, when in this condition.

I will hug it and pet it and feed it CCI Mini Mags and call it George. /looney tunes



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 10:55 PM (QzJWU)

340 Good luck with the wedding, Calm Mentor, you have a pretty important role as father of the bride. I hope it is a wonderful night for you.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (f8dwL)

341 Could come in handy at the reception.
Posted by: Miklos, been to a couple at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (zCyNd)

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QFT. I'm just gonna try to not be the one that needs her expertise. Everyone else is on their own.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (ffYR/)

342 Can't say enough good things about a pressure cooker - especially when it comes to fantastic and fast stock.

Posted by: clutch cargo at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (sLicW)

343 Now I'm having late night cravings for chicken soup.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (I/iGu)

344 Are we to assume that Jussie's "Subway" friends were his attackers? Color me confuse-ed.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (NMAzL)

345 Hah, great point! I was conceived on Valentine's Day.... born Nov 17th.

Nice to see you!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor


And you too!
Been on vacation up at the in-laws.
Brb. Have to take an outside stroll. On anti-hog duty. Big boar tore up father-in-law's front and side yard.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (LDbTO)

346 333 Just got back from Valentine's Day dinner at Saskatoonrestaurant.com. Publius knocked it out of the park. A four course dinner, featuring smoked elk tenderloin and a red wine which I can't recall the name of, but it was a party in the mouth. It's not on their regular wine list, so I'll have to call tomorrow to get the name - it's perfect for the steaks we love.
Best VD dinner I've ever had. And the evening's young
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (NMAzL)


Awwwww! How wonderful! Mine was pretty good too!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

347 WD, nice ONT roundup. Love the Rockwell video and I'm calling BS on the Swede bicycle guy..

Posted by: NALNAMSAM - not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (+ldAm)

348 Yeesh, closest showing is Livonia.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (t+qrx)

Nosy question:

Livonia Michigan?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (8ov+p)

349 Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (LDbTO)

Them sumbitches are skeery, and they stink like cairn. Thankfully we don't have any of them here.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 10:58 PM (VLXcj)

350 Good luck with the wedding, Calm Mentor, you have a pretty important role as father of the bride. I hope it is a wonderful night for you.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (f8dwL)

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Thank you, I have no doubt it will be great.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:58 PM (ffYR/)

351 Livonia Michigan?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (8ov+p)


Yup. It's about an hour away, depending on traffic.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (t+qrx)

352 I'm trying to figure out somewhere new to go this year. And/or do. That I can drive to, since I refuse to fly.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (8ov+p)
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do you have some ideas?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (IDhUW)

353 308 - widow here, met a guy online, had one date and thought he was pretty neat until the cold night air hit me and I reviewed the small trove of information about himself he shared and bought a background check. What I learned led me to pay for a deep dive into court records and learned he was a deadbeat who stiffed companies all over town..including his mother's nursing home. I noped right out of there before he tried to sell me some story about a car payment.

Posted by: vivi at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (11H2y)

354 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (NMAzL)

Sounds perfect! I'm guessing dessert will be just as memorable!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (VLXcj)

355 Alright, time to sail to the Land of Nod.

'Night all!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (kQs4Y)

356 Who wants to go get Subway at 2:00 a.m! Bring your MAGA hat!

Posted by: Minnfidel at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (L3YlV)

357 347 Are we to assume that Jussie's "Subway" friends were his attackers? Color me confuse-ed.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:56 PM (NMAzL


Pretty sure Jussie was always looking for a way to feed his vanity and his need for attention. Like most mentally unstable democrats, he chose to invent a hate crime to get the attention he craves. Also, like most democrats, he's too stupid to pull it off.

He should be charged with a hate crime for trying to frame white conservative men for a crime he made up.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (pUDQf)

358 355 I'm trying to figure out somewhere new to go this year. And/or do. That I can drive to, since I refuse to fly.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (8ov+p)

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This rules out Tibet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (UGqF8)

359 Awwwww! How wonderful! Mine was pretty good too!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}} Ima call you tomorrow for the post mortem, and you can wish me a happy 64th.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (NMAzL)

360 Hey, Calm Mentor, "Father of the Bride" is on TNT!

Posted by: vivi at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (11H2y)

361 Good night, Eris.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (t+qrx)

362 Livonia Michigan?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (8ov+p)

Yup. It's about an hour away, depending on traffic.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (t+qrx)

So you're somewhere around Toledo, or in Michigan somewhere?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (8ov+p)

363 Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:58 PM (ffYR/)

It will be awesome!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (VLXcj)

364 I think Easter Island is impractical, too, if flying is a no-go.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (QDnY+)

365 I made chicken soup last night too.. well, kinda.. but I cheated and used canned broth. It's done in 25 minutes..
For the meat, I used turkey leftover from cooking a turkey over the weekend.. it was one I got at Christmas when they were on loss-leader sale.. 11 pound turkey for $4.08!
Soup was good.
Be well, Dave!
BTW - I got a pressure cooker - Instant Pot - for Christmas. I have only made baby back ribs in it so far.. not bad.. (not great!) but I got plans for much more.
After a lifetime of cooking, my wife is kinda done. So, if I want something that takes more than 15 minutes, I gotta do it myself.
I have mostly been a bread baker over the years.. but I have my specialties as well.. BBQ, of course.. We grill a lot in the summer. but I do stuff in the crock pot too.. easy peasy if I can get my act together before heading to work!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (438dO)

366 Mazel tov Calm Mentor

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (EZebt)

367 359 Who wants to go get Subway at 2:00 a.m! Bring your MAGA hat!
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (L3YlV)
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And a smile, errr, smirk

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (IDhUW)

368 So you're somewhere around Toledo, or in Michigan somewhere?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (8ov+p)


Lansing.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

369 Sounds perfect! I'm guessing dessert will be just as memorable!


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (VLXcj)

Dessert was fabulous - they must have subcontracted for that 20 foot buffet table of delectation.

I expect the second dessert will be even better - he makes me giggle with delight!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (NMAzL)

370 Is the plural of IMAX... IMACES?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:03 PM (t+qrx)

371 He should be charged with a hate crime for trying to frame white conservative men for a crime he made up.
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Yes, he should.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:03 PM (IDhUW)

372 Drive to Tombstone, Arizona. See the OK Corral. Play dodge the immigrants.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at February 14, 2019 11:03 PM (pUDQf)

373 I'm trying to figure out somewhere new to go this year. And/or do. That I can drive to, since I refuse to fly.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (8ov+p)
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do you have some ideas?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (IDhUW)

Not yet really, since time and funds are somewhat limited, at least at the moment.

Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:04 PM (8ov+p)

374 Posted by: vivi at February 14, 2019 10:59 PM (11H2y)
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Yikes! Glad you had him checked out.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (IDhUW)

375 Hey, Calm Mentor, "Father of the Bride" is on TNT!
Posted by: vivi at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (11H2y)

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As I vaguely recall, I probably shouldn't watch that tonight.

I'm just gonna show up and do what I'm told.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (ffYR/)

376 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (NMAzL)

I heart this so very much.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (VLXcj)

377 So you're somewhere around Toledo, or in Michigan somewhere?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (8ov+p)

Lansing.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

Gotcha. I grew up north of Muskegon.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (8ov+p)

378 Cortez is Pelosi's secret love child.
Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2019 10:29 PM (ePWRo
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The one that showed up like a bad penny to wreck all kinds of havoc and lay the family to waste.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 10:34 PM (13CQC) [/l]
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Exposing Nancy's secret dreams.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (ePWRo)

379 Jim- Congrats on the 572. Great little gun. When I was a kid I was given a beautiful 1890 Winchester octagon pump 22.
I trapped all the time, racoon, muscrat, beaver and tromped across a lot of streams and threw it in the back of my 49 willys jeep for years. Completely ruined the finish and a couple years ago about fell over dead when I looked at some in same earlier condition for 1600 dollars.

Posted by: DBCooper at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (bttOm)

380 Well, he mentions that the Chinese eat like Hobbits but otherwise, no complaints.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2019 10:54 PM (WNAuL)

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Please be to not use chopsticks to pick food off the plate only to plop it in the lap. The proper way is to use the sticks to mostly shovel the food off your bowl of rice, which is held close to the mouth.

No plopping.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (EZebt)

381 Who wants to go get Subway at 2:00 a.m! Bring your MAGA hat!
Posted by: Minnfidel at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (L3YlV)
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And a smile, errr, smirk

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:02 PM (IDhUW)

Only if you have a concealed BMT permit.

Posted by: Miklos, writing himself out of that show at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (zCyNd)

382 Juicy! Smell it?

Posted by: Chris M at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (6XZdO)

383 Do it, Trump!

Declare that emergency!

Do it!

Do it!

Do it!

Do it!

Posted by: logprof at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (e7oj4)

384 Just got back from Valentine's Day dinner at Saskatoonrestaurant.com. Publius knocked it out of the park. A four course dinner, featuring smoked elk tenderloin and a red wine which I can't recall the name of, but it was a party in the mouth. It's not on their regular wine list, so I'll have to call tomorrow to get the name - it's perfect for the steaks we love.
Best VD dinner I've ever had. And the evening's young!

---

Bozo Conservative and I are in our respective states so please.... have a good time for us! If you know what I mean and I think you do!

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 14, 2019 11:07 PM (u0hpX)

385 It's strange, that the women in my "real life" are all [snipped and censored], but the women of the Horde are awesome in every way.

--Holy crap, I'm trapped in some virtual reality game, aren't I? Or some ARG on YouTube.
I knew you couldn't be that awesome, but damn does the heart scream.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (l9m7l)

386 Nancy:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7MJKVLGfoA

Posted by: Braenyard at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (ePWRo)

387 I heart this so very much.


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (VLXcj)

We're both blessed. There's nothing quite so good as coming in from the cold, as it were. Like an oasis in the desert. Dessert? Both.
I love that guy. He got his hair cut today, and all of those lovely curls are gone.

<sad face>

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

388 OK, I've got a Valentine's Day/food question for you erudite sophisticates...

I'm doing the V-Day thing with my girl on Saturday, because we're busy today.

I'm making dinner for her. The menu will be steaks, artichokes, and this farfalle with prosciutto, mushrooms, and cream sauce (I've noticed she really likes that one).

I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (5aX2M)

389 Speaking of Tibet, has anyone here ever been to Bhutan and if so, do you think 3 middle-aged red-haired women could have a nice time there without too much inconvenience?
And by inconvenience I mean I don't do squat toilets.

I can do outhouses, but not squatties.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (VLXcj)

390 Please be to not use chopsticks to pick food off the plate only to plop it in the lap. The proper way is to use the sticks to mostly shovel the food off your bowl of rice, which is held close to the mouth.

No plopping.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (EZebt)

They always tell me that while I move along the buffet. It says "all you can eat", not "how you can eat", right?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking Title XVI or whatever lawsuit at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (zCyNd)

391 IMAX documentary on Apollo 11
Did they cut the flag?

Posted by: Ostral B Heretic at February 14, 2019 11:09 PM (0P3Fs)

392 I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?


has to be a red

I'd go Argentinian if you don't want to spend too much on a French Malbec

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 14, 2019 11:09 PM (Rarvo)

393 Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.
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It would be quite a drive, nice long road trip. Beautiful country.

I wanted to stop flying after the TSA got established and then I moved to an island.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (IDhUW)

394
I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (5aX2M)

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You've come to the right place. The Horde is a treasure trove of oenological insights.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (UGqF8)

395 Gotcha. I grew up north of Muskegon.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:05 PM (8ov+p)


Ah, OK. A high school buddy - one of my ~ bEaCh fRiEnDs ~ - had a cottage on Pigeon Lake, in Port Sheldon by the power plant. I grew up on the Northeast side of Grand Rapids, around 4 Mile and the East Beltline, so we used to go out to the lake all the time.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (t+qrx)

396 I knew you couldn't be that awesome, but damn does the heart scream.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (l9m7l)

Awesome is as awesome does
/ Forrest Gump
Seriously - when two people make up their minds to relish each other, it's a beautiful thing. And I'm convinced that it is a decision.
Oh - I hear the door. He's back!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:11 PM (NMAzL)

397 He got his hair cut today, and all of those lovely curls are gone.



Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

Yes, madame. All will be prepared as promised.

Posted by: Marie Laveau at February 14, 2019 11:11 PM (zCyNd)

398 Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 14, 2019 11:07 PM (u0hpX)

Now, I know you know you can do that over the phone.
And many thanks for the Love Meow (?) site!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:11 PM (VLXcj)

399 Thanks, he's a really good guy. On his way to becoming a Master Diesel mechanic. They'll do great.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

That's good, and a job that can't be sent overseas!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (Rz2Nc)

400 YD......Italian Multipaciano

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (c1nDO)

401
>>@realDonaldTrump

"Trying to use the 25th Amendment to try and circumvent the Election is a despicable act of unconstitutional power grabbing...which happens in third world countries. You have to obey the law. This is an attack on our system Constitution." Alan Dershowitz. @TuckerCarlson

If only we knew who stopped this. That would be important.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (/tuJf)

402 Now, I know you know you can do that over the phone.
And many thanks for the Love Meow (?) site!

---
Love Meow is awesome.

As for the phone... well... we are talking now about... Hogmartin's weird Beach Friends font.

/ah, the romance!

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (u0hpX)

403 62 Awwwww! How wonderful! Mine was pretty good too!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

{{{Ladyl}}} Ima call you tomorrow for the post mortem, and you can wish me a happy 64th.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (NMAzL)


Happy happy birthday 45 minutes early!!! It will be my granddaughter's birthday, too. We already had her party.

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

404 Italian Multipaciano

also a good one, or a nice chianti

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 14, 2019 11:13 PM (Rarvo)

405 married 43 years ago, today. fuck, i'm old.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2019 11:14 PM (KP5rU)

406
Only if you have a concealed BMT permit.
Posted by: Miklos, writing himself out of that show at February 14, 2019 11:06 PM (zCyNd)
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BMT permit?
Crossing my fingers, hoping I don't regret asking.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:14 PM (IDhUW)

407 Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (NMAzL)

Le Sigh. Men don't understand the allure of those little curls, 'specially the ones that kinda cling to the back of their necks.
Thank God they don't think they need to trim their eyelashes.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:14 PM (VLXcj)

408 Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2019 11:14 PM (KP5rU)

That is so awesome.... here's to many more!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:15 PM (VLXcj)

409 411; Thanks, Tammy.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2019 11:15 PM (KP5rU)

410 A Cabernet is the obvious choice, but they vary a lot. Some are really good (read $$$$) and some are like alcohol and grape juice.

I recommend a Syrah. They're pretty consistent and not too sweet.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:15 PM (UGqF8)

411 What's the meal were choosing wine for? Missed it.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 11:16 PM (QDnY+)

412 Thanks, he's a really good guy. On his way to becoming a Master Diesel mechanic. They'll do great.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (ffYR/)

That's good, and a job that can't be sent overseas!
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (Rz2Nc)

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You bet. He is also with Cummins, one of the few companies that still offer real pensions.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 11:16 PM (ffYR/)

413 Happy Anniversary Chavez!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 14, 2019 11:16 PM (f8dwL)

414 As for the phone... well... we are talking now about... Hogmartin's weird Beach Friends font.
Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (u0hpX)


Are you guys seriously reading the ONT to each other over the phone on Valentine's Day? Because that is some Disney princess level stuff right there, strictly trained-professionals-only, closed track, do not try this at home.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:16 PM (t+qrx)

415 That's good, and a job that can't be sent overseas!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (Rz2Nc)

Heh. The son of a friend learned diesel mechanics overseas, specifically Iraq/Afghanistan, courtesy of Uncle Sam. When he got back and got out, his opening job offers were 80-100k.

I pointed out to his dad that's a multiple of what Harvard grads make (on average) at that age.

Posted by: Miklos, with a vocation at February 14, 2019 11:17 PM (zCyNd)

416 416; Thank you!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 14, 2019 11:17 PM (KP5rU)

417 I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (5aX2M)


With that menu, a hearty red would overpower a cream sauce dish. Stick to a lighter, more fruity, red, along the lines of a Beaujolais. Or go with a hearty, dry white, like a white Bordeaux.

Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 11:17 PM (Y8PSl)

418 Miley, Ladyl, Tammy,

yall are so lovely. I love reading how wonderful and positive and happy you are. and kind. Especially your kindness.

you are the caregivers of the ONT.

smooches

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:18 PM (PkVlr)

419 I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:08 PM (5aX2M)

The hardest thing is deciding which wine goes with this wine.

Posted by: J Smollet at February 14, 2019 11:18 PM (LOq4H)

420 If only we knew who stopped this. That would be important.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (/tuJf)

Any ideas on who stopped this?


odRay osensteinray

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 11:19 PM (Rz2Nc)

421 Oh sock how you betrayed me.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 14, 2019 11:19 PM (LOq4H)

422 and shibumi!

my goodness! are you ready for your big day??

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:19 PM (PkVlr)

423 404
>>@realDonaldTrump

"Trying to use the 25th Amendment to try and circumvent the Election is a despicable act of unconstitutional power grabbing...which happens in third world countries. You have to obey the law. This is an attack on our system Constitution." Alan Dershowitz. @TuckerCarlson

If only we knew who stopped this. That would be important.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (/tuJf)
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Stopped what? They are still trying to find something to impeach him with.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:19 PM (IDhUW)

424 If only we knew who stopped this. That would be important.
Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (/tuJf)

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Indeed. This may be the reason Rosenstein is still around.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (ffYR/)

425

To hell with chopsticks. I don't want to emulate someone else's lifestyle, I want to EAT.

If you have to fork, fork. Don't chopstick.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (aKsyK)

426 If only we knew who stopped this. That would be important.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:12 PM (/tuJf)

I think it wasn't so much stopped by any person, as they ran out of steam and power. It was a Hail Mary with four USG quarterbacks and the media as receivers.

Posted by: Miklos, basically, they panicked at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (zCyNd)

427 362--- ....and you can wish me a happy 64th.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 11:00 PM (NMAzL)
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Oh, my!
Were you a baby Valentine?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (Rxduq)

428 421 Miley, Ladyl, Tammy,

yall are so lovely. I love reading how wonderful and positive and happy you are. and kind. Especially your kindness.

you are the caregivers of the ONT.

smooches
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:18 PM (PkVlr)


Awwww! You're a dahlin'!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

429 OK, scrolled back, have the menu.


YD, I'd pair for the steak. Which means cabernet (suavignon, or franc, again, like Cicero says, good ones), or malbec. Also can't go far wrong with syrah, like RickZ says, though depending on how you're cooking the steak, probably best to have a syrah with some spice (they vary quite a bit).


Only if you can find one, there are some zinfandels that have tremendous black pepper flavors, made for steak (esp. grilled).


But I think since it's a special meal and you're going to some trouble, insert crow bar into wallet, extract some $$, and get a very good cab sauvignon.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 11:21 PM (QDnY+)

430 Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.
----
It would be quite a drive, nice long road trip. Beautiful country.

I wanted to stop flying after the TSA got established and then I moved to an island.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (IDhUW)

My last flight was in 2007.

That would be an awesome road trip, that's for sure. And if I was going that far, I'd almost have to drop in on AOP and say hi.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (8ov+p)

431 YD......Italian Multipaciano
Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick

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I found some wines called "Montepulciano d'Abruzzo." Is that the stuff?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (5aX2M)

432 Are you guys seriously reading the ONT to each other over the phone on Valentine's Day? Because that is some Disney princess level stuff right there, strictly trained-professionals-only, closed track, do not try this at home.
Posted by: hogmartin

You damn betcha we are. We were talking about you, a few minutes ago.

Are your ears burning?

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (S6Pax)

433 "Subway B.M.T. foot-long on roasted garlic bread.The "B.M.T." sandwich at Subway was originally named after the "Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit." Consisting of sliced genoa salami, pepperoni, ham and your choice of salad, it has become one of the chain's most popular subs."

Posted by: Miklos, who the hell wants this at 2 AM in freaking Siberia at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (zCyNd)

434 To hell with chopsticks. I don't want to emulate someone else's lifestyle, I want to EAT.

If you have to fork, fork. Don't chopstick.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (aKsyK)


Chopsticks are good for trying to lose weight. Lots of fiber but very little fat in chopsticks! But seriously, using chopsticks forces one to slow down when eating. Some people think a fork is a steam-shovel.

Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 11:23 PM (Y8PSl)

435 >>Indeed. This may be the reason Rosenstein is still around.

Ya think?

Maybe someone should tell Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:23 PM (/tuJf)

436 Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:18 PM (PkVlr)

Oh, you... look who's talkin', for pete's sake!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:23 PM (VLXcj)

437 my goodness! are you ready for your big day??
---

Well, I am a low maintenance female, and have been really relaxed about the whole thing. That being said, my maid of honor is being kind of problematic, which is totally not fair, since her job is to keep ME from freaking out.

That being said... well, the chinchilla undergarments haven ot arrived yet, but outside of that, all is good.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 14, 2019 11:24 PM (u0hpX)

438
Nigerians had a few Empire scripts in their apartment.

*facepalms*
Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 14, 2019 10:23 PM (I/iGu)

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Maybe that's why they came back. Promises of stardom.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 11:24 PM (13CQC)

439 Are your ears burning?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (S6Pax)


I thought that was just the rash.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:24 PM (t+qrx)

440 Montepulciano d'Abruzzo

yes that's what was meant.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (Rarvo)

441 Boone's Farm! C'mon folks!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (438dO)

442 Wow. Fun story:

So I actually ordered a pizza from Round Table tonight for dinner, given what I said about Valentine's above.

I went ahead and splurged on delivery. It's now... 35 minutes past the time they promised to have it here.

So I just got off the phone with the store. They said my pizza just went out the door to be delivered.

They made it good by telling me my next pizza, no matter the size, is 100% free.

Pizza really does love me back! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (miE9U)

443 Le Sigh. Men don't understand the allure of those little curls, 'specially the ones that kinda cling to the back of their necks.
Thank God they don't think they need to trim their eyelashes.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:14 PM (VLXcj)

My entire head is covered in curls and waves. Multiple waves. Hasn't done anything for me.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (8ov+p)

444 Call that Empire guy on the carpet.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (aKsyK)

445 I have to wonder if that Chinese menu was translated out of a book that also contains the phrase "my hovercraft is full of eels"?

Posted by: GWB at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (pay+s)

446 433 Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.
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It would be quite a drive, nice long road trip. Beautiful country.

I wanted to stop flying after the TSA got established and then I moved to an island.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (IDhUW)

My last flight was in 2007.

That would be an awesome road trip, that's for sure. And if I was going that far, I'd almost have to drop in on AOP and say hi.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (8ov+p
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Could also do a cruise, if that sort of thing interests you. If you make it to Ketchikan, you could drop in and say hi here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (IDhUW)

447 435 Are you guys seriously reading the ONT to each other over the phone on Valentine's Day? Because that is some Disney princess level stuff right there, strictly trained-professionals-only, closed track, do not try this at home.
Posted by: hogmartin

You damn betcha we are. We were talking about you, a few minutes ago.

Are your ears burning?
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America

This, ladies and gentlemen, is why the internet was invented.

Posted by: free tibet at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (a0Lwn)

448 And nothing but does out now.

112 acres to root on and the hogs have to pick the in-laws front and side yards.

Goes to my Photobucket:
Front yard:
http://bit.ly/2N8xQB5

Side yard:
http://bit.ly/2S4hqKS

More side:
http://bit.ly/2GrZPeD

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (LDbTO)

449 But seriously, using chopsticks forces one to slow down when eating. Some people think a fork is a steam-shovel.
Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 11:23 PM (Y8PSl)


Popcorn with chopsticks is a game-changer. It forces you to slow waaaay down, and bonus, you don't get greasy smudgy handprints everywhere.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (t+qrx)

450 But I think since it's a special meal and you're going to some trouble, insert crow bar into wallet, extract some $$, and get a very good cab sauvignon.

------

A Cabernet is the obvious choice, but they vary a lot. Some are really good (read $$$$) and some are like alcohol and grape juice.

-------

Stick to a lighter, more fruity, red, along the lines of a Beaujolais.

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OK. That's two for the cabernet. But, "light and fruity" sounds right up this lady's alley to me. Hmmmm...

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (5aX2M)

451 Indeed. This may be the reason Rosenstein is still around.

Ya think?

Maybe someone should tell Trump.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:23 PM (/tuJf)

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I meant to hang a /sarc tag on that. Rosy is up there with Rogers as far as PDT allies.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at February 14, 2019 11:27 PM (ffYR/)

452 Maybe that's why they came back. Promises of stardom.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Or the cops told them. "Come back to Chicago, or we are telling the Nigerian Embassy you're gay."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 14, 2019 11:27 PM (LOq4H)

453
"Subway B.M.T. foot-long on roasted garlic bread.The "B.M.T." sandwich
at Subway was originally named after the "Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit."
Consisting of sliced genoa salami, pepperoni, ham and your choice of
salad, it has become one of the chain's most popular subs."

Posted by: Miklos
...............
That's the only one I ever order. I don't eat there a lot, but it is good, fresh and quick!
My wife likes a veggie-only one from there (plus provolone).

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (438dO)

454 Therefore be careful how you walk, not as unwise men, but as wise, making the most of your time, because the days are evil. So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ toGod, even the Father; and be subject to one another in the fear of Christ.

This command was given to all believers. The very next sentence describes what this looks like between a husband and wife.

Posted by: Emmie at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (4HMW8)

455 449 433 Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.
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It would be quite a drive, nice long road trip. Beautiful country.

I wanted to stop flying after the TSA got established and then I moved to an island.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (IDhUW)

My last flight was in 2007.

That would be an awesome road trip, that's for sure. And if I was going that far, I'd almost have to drop in on AOP and say hi.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:22 PM (8ov+p
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Could also do a cruise, if that sort of thing interests you. If you make it to Ketchikan, you could drop in and say hi here.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel


have you considered driving to Bellingham, WA and taking the ferry to SE Alaska? The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly. The ride through the Inside Passage is incredible. You have many options of where to disembark, and you can take your vehicle.

look it up. It is an incredible experience. I took the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (PkVlr)

456 OK, I've got a Valentine's Day/food question for you erudite sophisticates...

I'm doing the V-Day thing with my girl on Saturday, because we're busy today.

I'm making dinner for her. The menu will be steaks, artichokes, and this farfalle with prosciutto, mushrooms, and cream sauce (I've noticed she really likes that one).

I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Thunderbird.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:29 PM (LDbTO)

457 Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (LDbTO)


I wanted to see your pics, but photobucket froze my iPad!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

458 Yes.......I spelled it wrong

Posted by: westminsterdogshow.........the sidekick at February 14, 2019 11:29 PM (c1nDO)

459 But seriously, using chopsticks forces one to slow down when eating. Some people think a fork is a steam-shovel.
Posted by: RickZ


Ever seen a chinaman eat noodles with chopsticks? Talk about a steam shovel.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:31 PM (LDbTO)

460 You've come to the right place. The Horde is a treasure trove of oenological insights.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:10 PM (UGqF

The Horde (AOC/DOC) has topnotes of chewing tobacco and transmission fluid, in harmony with feminine hints of prayer lists and mild correction, and distinct geek tannins...one can taste the soil of origin....an amusing smart military domaine... controlle...

Posted by: Miklos, sous-sommelier du Droit d'Valu at February 14, 2019 11:32 PM (zCyNd)

461
Well, I've read talk of the NY Dem Powers That Be, due to New York losing population, may just redistrict her out of a job.


Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 10:51 PM (Y8PSl

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It would be so inexpressibly sweet if that happened because of the vaporization of expected new residents from the lost Amazon deal.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 11:32 PM (13CQC)

462 >>I meant to hang a /sarc tag on that. Rosy is up there with Rogers as far as PDT allies.

If apologies were money Rosenstein would be a wealthy dude.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (/tuJf)

463
You can bake an award-winning cheesecake in an Instant Pot. Try doing that in a skillet!

Posted by: mrp at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (Pqytn)

464 have you considered driving to Bellingham, WA and taking the ferry to SE Alaska? The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly. The ride through the Inside Passage is incredible. You have many options of where to disembark, and you can take your vehicle.

look it up. It is an incredible experience. I took the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (PkVlr)

That sounds interesting. Thanks for the heads up!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (8ov+p)

465 Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (8ov+p)

You must have some horrible character flaw that you keep well hidden from us!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (VLXcj)

466 Ever seen a chinaman eat noodles with chopsticks? Talk about a steam shovel.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:31 PM (LDbTO)


Come to think of it...

https://stoatnet.org/ramen.jpg

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (t+qrx)

467 I have to wonder if that Chinese menu was translated out of a book that also contains the phrase "my hovercraft is full of eels"?

Posted by: GWB at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (pay+s)

Hungarian/Chinese is a difficult language pair.

We normally just point and laugh.

Posted by: Miklos, Ma-guoren at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (zCyNd)

468
So then do not be foolish

I pity the fool!

Posted by: Mr. G at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (aKsyK)

469 Thunderbird.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:29 PM (LDbTO)

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OK. I shouldn't have said I know "0.null" about wine.

I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wines, Cisco.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (5aX2M)

470
Thunderbird.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:29 PM (LDbTO)

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lol

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (13CQC)

471 have you considered driving to Bellingham, WA and taking the ferry to SE Alaska? The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly. The ride through the Inside Passage is incredible. You have many options of where to disembark, and you can take your vehicle.

look it up. It is an incredible experience. I took the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (PkVlr)
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if you make it up again, you are welcome to stop by as well

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (IDhUW)

472
I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wine.

No Night Train?!?

Posted by: free tibet at February 14, 2019 11:36 PM (MQ1Uy)

473 Great ONT!

I completely agree with Ms. Millett.

Posted by: Flyover at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (B5K06)

474 bumwine.com

Posted by: free tibet at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (MQ1Uy)

475 OK. I shouldn't have said I know "0.null" about wine.

I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wines, Cisco.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice


Look up Cupcake Wines. Honest.
Wife likes their Moscato.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (LDbTO)

476 I was embarrassed to suggest moscato (altho I still think you should pick a red) and here people are with the night train lol

but ladies do love moscatos! nice and light and sweet.

but white tho and you're having steaks?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (Rarvo)

477 New Subway favorite is sure to be the Juicy Smollett, footlong bleached bun, slathered in hot sauce and stuffed full of baloney, available only while supplies last.

Posted by: Sayon Patel, Proud Subway Franchisee at February 14, 2019 11:38 PM (f8dwL)

478
Look up Cupcake Wines. Honest.
Wife likes their Moscato.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (LDbTO)


Aren't the makers of Cupcake wines super obnoxious leftists?

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

479 I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wine.

No Night Train?!?
Posted by: free tibet


Two Buck Chuck.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:38 PM (LDbTO)

480 Aren't the makers of Cupcake wines super obnoxious leftists?
Posted by: Ladyl


Aren't they all?
Honestly, don't know.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (LDbTO)

481 Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (8ov+p)

You must have some horrible character flaw that you keep well hidden from us!
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (VLXcj)

I might have enough charm to, say, get me thru a MoMee or initial coffee date, but seems like after that it's all over but the plunge back into alcohol.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (8ov+p)

482 That would be damn cool to take a ferry to Alaska. I had no idea such a thing existed. I know there are cruises, but not ferries.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (iBXYq)

483 Could also do a cruise, if that sort of thing interests you. If you make it to Ketchikan, you could drop in and say hi here.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (IDhUW)


Ketchikan was always just a stop on the way to St. Petersburg or Sitka.

We were always on the way through.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (mUa7G)

484 Why would anyone pay $8.00 for card when you're just going to toss it in the trash. Wal-Mart has them for 97 cents.

Posted by: J.Seinfeld at February 14, 2019 11:40 PM (aAAJb)

485 Sweetbbaby geeebus! Upper 400s?


Is that dog the prodigy of a corgi rape-raped by a pit bull?

Haven't been able to either lurk or post for the last week due to THE JOB.

Has CW2 broken out yet or is that scheduled for this weekend? do I need a yeller vest or is my 1911 good enough for civil unrest LARP-i g?

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at February 14, 2019 11:40 PM (8ZeGS)

486 Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (LDbTO)

So damned destructive!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:41 PM (VLXcj)

487 a mechanic from Kentucky posted a story earlier this week on Twitter...... He used the time to do all of the work so that the car was 100 percent safe and reliable.
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More of that wonderful toxic masculinity.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:41 PM (IDhUW)

488 482 That would be damn cool to take a ferry to Alaska. I had no idea such a thing existed.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (iBXYq)

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I'm on hiatus!

Posted by: Juicy Smollett at February 14, 2019 11:41 PM (UGqF8)

489 I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wine.

No Night Train?!?

Y'all really drink that stuff? DAYUM

Posted by: Miklos, opening another Mickey's Big Mouth at February 14, 2019 11:42 PM (zCyNd)

490 We were always on the way through.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 11:39 PM (mUa7G)

That's what we thought.

Posted by: Miklos, opening another Mickey's Big Mouth at February 14, 2019 11:43 PM (zCyNd)

491 >>I know 0.null about wine. What type of wine would be best with this meal?


Bluebell has an excellent Pruno Recipe.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 11:43 PM (yXdD7)

492 Could also do a cruise, if that sort of thing interests you. If you make it to Ketchikan, you could drop in and say hi here.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:26 PM (IDhUW)

Ketchikan was always just a stop on the way to St. Petersburg or Sitka.

We were always on the way through.
Posted by: Kindltot



There used to be a company that ran a flat bottomed stern wheeler up and down the Inside Passage.
A cow-orker did that cruise one year.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:43 PM (LDbTO)

493 ...Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:25 PM (8ov+p)

You must have some horrible character flaw that you keep well hidden from us!


Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:33 PM (VLXcj)




Having met this gent two TxMoMeets past, I'll vouch the 'Ettes as to his fitness, image, carriage and manners.

As a fellow Moron, I could hang out with Country Boy, and it seems, in pretty much any setting.

Alas, neither of us brought a tux to the Mo Meet, so there's some limitation as to the endorsement.

But to any single 'Ettes out there wanting to snag a man approved of and accepted by all the other Morons at the event?

Y'all best sharpen up your flirting game, and start vying to snag the man's attention.

Someone out there, one of YOU out there, is missing an opportunity.

The dude is a solid Moron, need I say more?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:44 PM (QzJWU)

494 Two Buck Chuck.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:38 PM (LDbTO)

That would be Charles to you, Sir.

Posted by: Sir Charles Shaw at February 14, 2019 11:44 PM (zCyNd)

495 Y'all really drink that stuff? DAYUM

Posted by: Miklos, opening another Mickey's Big Mouth


if it don't come in a 10-buck box, it ain't worth drankin'

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at February 14, 2019 11:45 PM (8ZeGS)

496 Ferries run from Bellingham or Prince Rupert.

Kindltot, did you not have enough time to get off and explore?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:45 PM (IDhUW)

497 >>Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day??


Not by a long shot.

Posted by: garrett at February 14, 2019 11:45 PM (yXdD7)

498 Damn Jim, that was beautiful!

*sheds tear*

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:46 PM (8ov+p)

499 Someone should come up with a Thunderbird-like drink with a Trump theme, called Bad Hombre.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:46 PM (miE9U)

500 Aren't the makers of Cupcake wines super obnoxious leftists?
Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:38 PM (TdMsT)

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Great. Political wine. Political ice cream wasn't enough, I guess.

Now my red wine can come with extra red, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:46 PM (5aX2M)

501 A cow-orker did that cruise one year.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:43 PM (LDbTO)

Not looking up "cow-orker" in the Urban Dictionary. Nope.

Posted by: Miklos with smelling salts at hand, or maybe bath salts at February 14, 2019 11:46 PM (zCyNd)

502 Ever seen a chinaman eat noodles with chopsticks?
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The Chinaman is not the issue here!

Posted by: Walter Sobchak at February 14, 2019 11:47 PM (Hx3Yn)

503 Lots of great picks here. You can't go wrong with Syrah, Cab (the classic steak wine) or a Chianti Classico. The Montepulciano d'abruzzo is a good choice too.

If you like wines that are a bit fruitier you could go with a red Zinfandel. Another idea for a special fruitier wine is crus beaujolais. The St. Amour is popular around Valentines for obvious reasons but there are bolder options like Morgon that might fit better with steak.

Really you can't go wrong. I would lean towards something she might like and not worry about the perfect pairing. IF it where me, I would go Chianti Classico because of the other ingredients. The Florentines have a huge steak culture too.

Posted by: Quint at February 14, 2019 11:47 PM (n13/j)

504 ...Damn Jim, that was beautiful!

*sheds tear*

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:46 PM (8ov+p)




I'll expect that voucher at the local bar for a shot of cheap bourbon, as agreed, asshole.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:47 PM (QzJWU)

505 Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:44 PM (QzJWU)

No better endorsement to be had, Ladies!

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 14, 2019 11:48 PM (VLXcj)

506 Kindltot, did you not have enough time to get off and explore?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:45 PM (IDhUW)


My sister lived in a logging camp with her husband, and we visited a couple of summers. It was just a stop to change from one plane to a littler plane.

Alaska in the summer is magical.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 11:48 PM (mUa7G)

507
OK. I shouldn't have said I know "0.null" about wine.

I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wines, Cisco.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (5aX2M

====

Kendall Jackson.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 14, 2019 11:49 PM (13CQC)

508 Y'all really drink that stuff? DAYUM
Posted by: Miklos, opening another Mickey's Big Mouth

college, at the end of the night, and it was still undrinkable.
Christian Brother's Napa Rose ( when we had $4 for wine)- gauranteed to "lay'em down", or so they told us.

Posted by: free tibet at February 14, 2019 11:49 PM (4Dw3M)

509
Someone should come up with a Thunderbird-like drink with a Trump theme, called Bad Hombre.
Posted by: qdpsteve


I'll have Tres Hombres.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:49 PM (aKsyK)

510 Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:44 PM (QzJWU)

*holds up Zippo, with flame lit*

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at February 14, 2019 11:49 PM (8ZeGS)

511 I familiar with such fine vineyard by-products as T-bird, MD 20/20 and The God Emperor Of Wines, Cisco.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:34 PM (5aX2M

Cisco in a Gatorade bottle is perfect for covert ops.

Posted by: Quint at February 14, 2019 11:50 PM (n13/j)

512 Man, thanks, you guys. There's a lot of good suggestions here, and I now know many multiples more than I did.

I'll probably end up going with the Cisco, but I'll consider all the options first

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 14, 2019 11:50 PM (5aX2M)

513 Mal Hombre.

Na, I'll stick with a Cuba Libre.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2019 11:51 PM (mUa7G)

514 Y'all really drink that stuff? DAYUM
Posted by: Miklos, opening another Mickey's Big Mouth

college, at the end of the night, and it was still undrinkable.
Christian Brother's Napa Rose ( when we had $4 for wine)- gauranteed to "lay'em down", or so they told us.
Posted by: free tibet


Bartles & Jaymes.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:51 PM (LDbTO)

515 Evening All

Along with sweets and wine went to Target for a card showing couple in car saying 'where do you want to eat?'...'I don't know where do you want to eat? ' 'Burger?' 'No...' etc. Us exactly for 35+ years.....

Atypically wet and cool here in 'The OC' lately.

Posted by: Anonymous guy in CA at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (RcMUX)

516
Alaska in the summer is magical.
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This is true. Also, winters in KTN are *very* mild for a Montana girl.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (IDhUW)

517 Popcorn with chopsticks is a game-changer. It forces you to slow waaaay down, and bonus, you don't get greasy smudgy handprints everywhere.
Posted by: hogmartin

Peanuts are widely served in China. They put them out at a lot of meals. Eating salted peanuts with chopsticks shows you have mastered the chopsticks.
You may now leave the Chinese restaurant, weed hopper.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (S6Pax)

518 I kind of assume any wine from California is by default made by leftists.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (iBXYq)

519 Bartles & Jaymes.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:51 PM (LDbTO)

We thank you for your support.

Posted by: I'm Miklos and he's Jaymes at February 14, 2019 11:53 PM (zCyNd)

520 but white tho and you're having steaks?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at February 14, 2019 11:37 PM (Rarvo)


There's a lot of good hearty whites that will stand up to a steak while not overpowering a cream sauce dish. I've had some hearty Chardonnays from California that were good with red meat.

It's sort of like why a red is best for Thanksgiving meals. It's not because of the turkey, it's because of the usually heavy side dishes. With YD's menu, it's the cream sauce dish you have to think about when it comes to wine pairing. While a Zinfandel or a Chianti would be great with a steak, with a cream sauce dish, not so much.

Posted by: RickZ at February 14, 2019 11:53 PM (Y8PSl)

521 Bartles & Jaymes.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:51 PM (LDbTO)
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Andre's Very Cold Duck. $1.98 / bottle

Posted by: Captain Obvious at February 14, 2019 11:53 PM (Hx3Yn)

522 have you considered driving to Bellingham, WA and taking the ferry to SE Alaska? The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly. The ride through the Inside Passage is incredible. You have many options of where to disembark, and you can take your vehicle.

look it up. It is an incredible experience. I took the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (PkVlr)

Wait, you can go from US mainland to Alaska without touching Canada? I'm in. I won't get a passport because if Mexicans and Central Americans don't need one, why should I give up the 100 bucks.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 14, 2019 11:53 PM (Rz2Nc)

523 Day is over for me. G'night everyone. Lurk ya tomorrow.

Posted by: BifBewalski -sofa king we Todd did at February 14, 2019 11:54 PM (8ZeGS)

524 What's the hombre?
It's Bad Hombre!
What's the price?
A quarter twice!
What's the line?
Tastes like turpentine!
Will it kill me?
Whatever will be, will be!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:54 PM (miE9U)

525 Kendall Jackson.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

There is hope.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 14, 2019 11:55 PM (LOq4H)

526 Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day??


Well, no. You're not the last single man standing on Valentine's Day. {waves like a dork} I spent the day at work. I'm still at work (on a break).

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2019 11:55 PM (WNAuL)

527
518 I kind of assume any wine from California is by default made by leftists.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (iBXYq)


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Chateau Pico Rivera is a fine libation produced by cholos with a passion for traditional winemaking and burying gang rivals alive.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (UGqF8)

528 What's the hombre?
It's Bad Hombre!
What's the price?
A quarter twice!
What's the line?
Tastes like turpentine!
Will it kill me?
Whatever will be, will be!
Posted by: qdpsteve



Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (LDbTO)

529 Intern: Hot market research from smart internet blogs

Boss: what

Intern: Gotta up our game in the cheap wine market

Seriously cheap wine market

Boss: You must be new here

Intern: I'm an intern

Posted by: Gallo Family Internal Discussion at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (zCyNd)

530 Cicero, I know that vintage. It's made with pride behind the 7-Eleven on Rosemead Boulevard... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (miE9U)

531

Mateus

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:57 PM (aKsyK)

532 rick, thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:57 PM (miE9U)

533 INTO THE VOID

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xx6IwshTL6M

Posted by: BLACK SABBATH at February 14, 2019 11:57 PM (yXdD7)

534 Good night Bif

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 14, 2019 11:57 PM (IDhUW)

535 Cicero, I know that vintage. It's made with pride behind the 7-Eleven on Rosemead Boulevard... :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (miE9U)


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It's the featured house wine at Dal Rae's.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:58 PM (UGqF8)

536 Peanuts are widely served in China. They put them out at a lot of meals. Eating salted peanuts with chopsticks shows you have mastered the chopsticks.
You may now leave the Chinese restaurant, weed hopper.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2019 11:52 PM (S6Pax)


Shelled, or unshelled? Shelling the peanuts with chopsticks is a trick I'd like to see.

I didn't know about peanuts, but I have heard of Chinese popcorn guns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbbROe8xOZQ

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:59 PM (t+qrx)

537 525 Kendall Jackson.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

There is hope.

Cols du Bos
8 years in the Desert-<<very good!

Posted by: free tibet at February 15, 2019 12:00 AM (cN2g/)

538 It's the featured house wine at Dal Rae's.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:58 PM (UGqF

You know it's authentic, because it dissolves diamonds.

Posted by: Miklos, organic chemist at February 15, 2019 12:00 AM (zCyNd)

539 cols=Clos

Posted by: free tibet at February 15, 2019 12:00 AM (cN2g/)

540 You know who else liked the Inside Passage and fishing off British Columbia and Alaska so much that he kept his boat Wild Goose moored in NW Wa state?

Posted by: John Wayne at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (qM+xO)

541 Y'all best sharpen up your flirting game, and start vying to snag the man's attention.
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Country Boy, how *you* doing?

Did I do that right?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (IDhUW)

542 free tibet, most of the French I know, I learned from wine commercials :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (miE9U)

543 Meant to add what Quint said: pick something she/you will like.


One of the great wine writers/critics, Hugh Johnson (really, that was his name, pervs), I believe, said "great wine is wine you like".


Speaking of cheap wines, just opened a carmenere - it's OK, but not strong carmenere flavor (which I like but is not for everyone). It's a French red grape that, like malbec (one of the Bordeaux reds), really is known from its South American versions. Malbec still has some French/Euro presence (mostly used to blend), but Argentina is the home of most great malbec.


Carmenere's even a smaller niche wine. Chile is where it has found its best home. Thing is, only the really good ones are good. Have never had a cheap good one (which is common with things like Aussie syrah).

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (QDnY+)

544 Mateus

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 14, 2019 11:57 PM (aKsyK)

We'll match them with our Lancers!

Posted by: Line from "Waterloo" at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (zCyNd)

545 Cols du Bos
8 years in the Desert-
Posted by: free Tibet

Columbia Crest is also nice.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:02 AM (LOq4H)

546 No love for Ripple, the infamous "fruit punch with a kick for teenagers"?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:02 AM (miE9U)

547 Chateau Pico Rivera is a fine libation produced by cholos with a passion for traditional winemaking and burying gang rivals alive.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 11:56 PM (UGqF

The indigenos waste nothing.

Posted by: Iron Eyes Miklos at February 15, 2019 12:03 AM (zCyNd)

548 Rosemead Blvd. has some amazing Chineee restaurants. My favorite Chinese places in the SGV are in 50s-era mission/faux Mexican rancho strip malls. Tile roof, fake adobe walls ..... big Chinese character signs. Fusion.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:04 AM (QDnY+)

549 I know there's been a burgeoning wine industry for years in Temecula, but unfortunately they've gotten into trouble trying to ride on Pechanga's coattails.

"Take a gamble on Rancho California Red!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:04 AM (miE9U)

550 Peanuts are widely served in China. They put them out at a lot of
meals. Eating salted peanuts with chopsticks shows you have mastered
the chopsticks.

You may now leave the Chinese restaurant, weed hopper.

Once when Big was a young teen (maybe 14), we went to a Chinese restaurant. He was struggling with his chopsticks, and I was giving him the "It's important to eat food with the utensil it was designed to be eaten with" bit. He struggled on until the entire kitchen staff came out and sat near us to eat their dinners - with forks. He looked pointedly at me and I just threw up my hands.
Now I'm going to bed. Don't burn the place down, y'hear?

Posted by: Weirddave at February 15, 2019 12:05 AM (JP6CH)

551 There's just something about a good hot bowl of chicken soup when you're under the weather. I've been hosting a microbe party in my throat and lungs for several days now.


Time to kick the ingrates out!

Posted by: Pussy Galore at February 15, 2019 12:05 AM (wWUkD)

552 546 No love for Ripple, the infamous "fruit punch with a kick for teenagers"?
Posted by: qdpsteve



Thought that was Boones Farm.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 15, 2019 12:05 AM (WNAuL)

553 I didn't know about peanuts, but I have heard of Chinese popcorn guns:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbbROe8xOZQ

Posted by: hogmartin at February 14, 2019 11:59 PM (t+qrx)

Stand clear! FIRE IN THE HOLE

Posted by: Phillipinas demonstrating skill with bananas at February 15, 2019 12:05 AM (zCyNd)

554 A wine much missed by me on the commoner's shelves.

Burgandy.

A classic, straight up Burgandy.

What happen, the entire region die out, or what?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

555 No love for Ripple, the infamous "fruit punch with a kick for teenagers"?
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:02 AM (miE9U)

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We used to mix cream and Ripple. We'd call it "Cripple."

Posted by: Fred Sanford at February 15, 2019 12:07 AM (5aX2M)

556 Good night Weirddave. Hope the soup does its thing for you.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 15, 2019 12:08 AM (t+qrx)

557
the entire kitchen staff came out and sat near us to eat their dinners - with forks.

As I said....fork it.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 15, 2019 12:08 AM (aKsyK)

558 The Temecula wine story is disappointing. Started out with promise (the place is perfect for many hot-climate varietals), but AFAIK has mostly gone the "wine tourism/event" route, where the wine is a side-business to the weddings, concerts, etc. Used to go there annually, there were some decent things happening (Callaway still makes decent mass market whites). A few years ago, passing through, we stopped at 2 places - mediocre, yet still pricey.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (QDnY+)

559 Don't burn the place down, y'hear?

Posted by: Weirddave at February 15, 2019 12:05 AM (JP6CH)

*begins rubbing chopsticks together, like we learned in Choy Scouts*

Posted by: Miklos with incipient Fu Manchu at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (zCyNd)

560 Fun reads:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flavored_fortified_wine

https://drunkard.com/55-dead-end-drinks/

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (miE9U)

561 Thought that was Boones Farm.
Posted by: Puddleglum

AKA "The date enhancer."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (LOq4H)

562 here's the link to the Alaska ferry:

https://www.dot.state.ak.us/amhs/

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (PkVlr)

563 Speaking of wine, I just came back from a Valentine's Day dinner and beer pairing meal. And, yes, I had a date. The food and beer were excellent. And it felt really good to spend an evening in the company of a woman. I miss that.

Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (UAZp8)

564 Feh, it's past midnight here. You crazy kids have a good night, see you later.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (t+qrx)

565 8 bucks for a card? Yea I know that was about 200 posts ago but I'm late to the game as usual. As I posted last night completely spaced V Day. I went into a spare bedroom which my granddaughter uses when she visits,dug in the closet found some pink construction paper cut out a heart and made my wife a card.Got up this morning at 5 and made her waffles and bacon and tonight I cooked her a nice steak. I'll buy the candy when it goes on sale. If I've learned anything in 36 years it is that love is a verb.

Posted by: Sock monkey at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (SLTeJ)

566 A wine much missed by me on the commoner's shelves.



Burgandy.



A classic, straight up Burgandy.



What happen, the entire region die out, or what?







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

If I get what you are saying, you are talking Carlo Rossie type with the big burgundy label. I think it is still around but maybe they were stopped from using the name. Of course there is the high end burgundy from France. And the chablis which was also a Rossi version. They might have been stopped from using those names as they are French protected names. But I thought they were still around. Some American producers still use the name Champagne.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (n13/j)

567
Comedy gold. Muslim parents demonstrating against the welcoming, diverse alternative sex education at a British grade school. Holding signs: "Education not indoctrination" and "Let kids be kids."

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (13CQC)

568 Night Weirddave, feel better soon, and thanks for the ONT.

Steve, what kind of pizza did you get tonight? I am starving, too late to do pizza though.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 12:11 AM (f8dwL)

569 https://drunkard.com/55-dead-end-drinks/

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (miE9U)

That...page...looks blurry to me.

Posted by: Hi! I'm Miklos, and I'll be your overserver tonight at February 15, 2019 12:12 AM (zCyNd)

570
My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively. "Why meds he's taking, what dosages?"

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:12 AM (13CQC)

571 But I thought they were still around. Some American producers still use the name Champagne.
Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (n13/j)

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Look closer at the labels. They say Champlain. Turns out the Canucks aren't nearly as litigious as the frogs.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2019 12:13 AM (UGqF8)

572 Miklos... the hordes man of a thousand faces



Let see how quick you get that one....

Posted by: Sock monkey at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (SLTeJ)

573 When i was 14, I had just returned to the east TX farm from a Dallas weekend visit with my Dad. From his extensive liquor cabinet I acquired a bottle of Boodles gin. My cousin and I walked around a sandy graveyard all night drinking it.
First time I got drunk , sick and hungover. Summer 1965

Posted by: REDACTED at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (RZ6R1)

574 My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively. "Why meds he's taking, what dosages?"
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Hmmmm, wasn't Barry like a pack a day man?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (LOq4H)

575 Forks are fine. Around here Servers will automatically bring non Asian customers a fork without being asked. My kids both used chopsticks first.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (EZebt)

576 570
My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively. "Why meds he's taking, what dosages?"
Posted by: Blonde Morticia



Why? Why are you watching that effeminate dude? He's creepy. Almost as creepy as that butch chick, Chrissy Hayes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (WNAuL)

577 My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively. "Why meds he's taking, what dosages?"
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


When you have nothing...

Posted by: rickb223 at February 15, 2019 12:15 AM (LDbTO)

578 A wine much missed by me on the commoner's shelves.

Burgandy.

A classic, straight up Burgandy.

What happen, the entire region die out, or what?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:06 AM (QzJWU)

I can't drink wine, it gives me heartburn, but I like cooking with it. Burgundy was a good one too cok with, but yes, itnseems to be gone now. Weird.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:16 AM (Rz2Nc)

579 ...
If I get what you are saying, you are talking Carlo Rossie type with the big burgundy label. I think it is still around but maybe they were stopped from using the name. Of course there is the high end burgundy from France. And the chablis which was also a Rossi version. They might have been stopped from using those names as they are French protected names. But I thought they were still around. Some American producers still use the name Champagne.


Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (n13/j)




I once was able to walk into any major Wine & Spirits store, and find an entire section of racks of wine under the overhanging shingle titled: "Burgandies"

All but the bottom most shelf were various French labels and California (contested by the French) labels.

Bottom shelf were no name labels.

The domestic rotgut, Carlos Rossi, Gallo, Mateus, etc.... I think those were stocked either with the novelty bottles at the registers, or in the back in the hallway leading to the men's rest room.

I exaggerate. But not by very much.

Point is, BURGANDY (the region, not the color), used to be a prominent segment of the market, in and of itself.

And that was a grouping of some entirely satisfactory wines.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:16 AM (QzJWU)

580 My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively.

-

In the 90's, I ran into Trump one night in front of Trump Towers in NYC. I was a tourist, he was getting out of a limo with Marla.


He's very tall. They're saying 6'3", I'd say taller than that. My Dad was 6' and he seemed MUCH taller.


Also, he looked angry and intimidating at the time. I like that in a president.

Posted by: shibumi, please join us for Saturday's bachelor/bachelorette ONT! at February 15, 2019 12:16 AM (u0hpX)

581 I can't drink wine, it gives me heartburn, but I like cooking with it. Burgundy was a good one too cok with, but yes, itnseems to be gone now. Weird.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:16 AM (Rz2Nc)


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There's always Chablis.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (UGqF8)

582 Forks are fine. Around here Servers will automatically bring non Asian customers a fork without being asked. My kids both used chopsticks first.
Posted by: San Franpsycho


Eat creme brulee with chopsticks.

Blew my boss's mind at lunch one day.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (LDbTO)

583 570
My God, Rachel Maddow has been tearing away literally for five minutes about whether Trump is 6'3" or not. "If they're lying about his height, does that call into question whether they're lying about other, more material things?" she asks provocatively. "Why meds he's taking, what dosages?"
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


yet no one has seen RBG in a month and a half.

but she's in perfect health to be rendering SCOTUS decisions.....

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (PkVlr)

584 I use Rachel Madwoman (sic) for target practice.

Posted by: Sock monkey at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (SLTeJ)

585 Why? Why are you watching that effeminate dude? He's creepy. Almost as creepy as that butch chick, Chrissy Hayes.
Posted by: Puddleglum

I like she does the dirty work no one else will...

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (LOq4H)

586 "In 2005, the U.S. and the EU reached an agreement. In exchange for easing trade restrictions on wine, the American government agreed that California Champagne, Chablis, Sherry and a half-dozen other ‘semi-generic’ names would no longer appear on domestic wine labels – that is unless a producer was already using one of those names.

If a producer had used – or abused from the French point of view – one of those names prior to March 10th, 2006, they could continue to use the name on their label indefinitely. "

Posted by: Miklos, former wine importer at February 15, 2019 12:18 AM (zCyNd)

587 In the Modern Drunkard article I linked, it talks about how besides Billy Beer, Billy Carter tried marketing something in the late 1970s called...

Peanut Lolita. A peanut-flavored liqueur. OMG.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:18 AM (miE9U)

588 Hiya Rat!

*waves across Sound

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 15, 2019 12:19 AM (PkVlr)

589 Burgandy.

A classic, straight up Burgandy.

What happen, the entire region die out, or what?


Marooned maybe ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 15, 2019 12:19 AM (RZ6R1)

590 Speaking of wine, I just came back from a Valentine's Day dinner and beer pairing meal. And, yes, I had a date. The food and beer were excellent. And it felt really good to spend an evening in the company of a woman. I miss that.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (UAZp

I'm glad you had a good time.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:19 AM (Rz2Nc)

591 Posted by: Northernlurker

good on you! I'm so happy you've been happier recently.

enjoy the little things

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 15, 2019 12:20 AM (PkVlr)

592 Nurse! Waves back! How goes V day? Still "sleepless"?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:21 AM (LOq4H)

593 Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (UAZp

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Nice, man! I'm glad to hear it.

I'm sure you were a total gentleman... no irrumatio. Right?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:21 AM (5aX2M)

594 592 Nurse! Waves back! How goes V day? Still "sleepless"?
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp

I put him to bed a bit ago, that east coast time and all.....

I'm up at 5, so I'll be headed that way in a minute.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 15, 2019 12:22 AM (PkVlr)

595 Feh, it's past midnight here. You crazy kids have a good night, see you later.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (t+qrx)

Goodnight!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:22 AM (Rz2Nc)

596 Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:16 AM (QzJWU)

The region of Burgundy is still kicking. Many people are priced out of it because rich people from Asia in particular bid the prices up. There was a special on netflix about fake wines, burgundy is probably the most faked because of the high prices.

At the normal people level, it is not that easy to get a well priced burgundy. There are cheaper options such as Oregon Pinot Noirs and some from Cali. The ones from Oregon are more like Burgundy. And really, they are not cheap either.

Anyway, if someone called something a Burgundy, I would expect it to at least be a pinot noir. The white Burgundy is chardonnay.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:22 AM (n13/j)

597 Earlier Lizzy linked to this gentleman's Twitter account for those looking for Jussie stuff; here's the thread he's been working on all day as new information was released.

https://twitter.com/nickmon1112/status/
1096175466837348352

Posted by: andycanuck at February 15, 2019 12:22 AM (Evws/)

598 Nurse, good to hear! Night.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:23 AM (LOq4H)

599 Good night Evasive

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:23 AM (IDhUW)

600 Burgundy wine is still being made, of course. "Burgundy" was a generic name for a medium red wine more-or-less from that region of France.

In recent decades, tastes have moved to drier wines (traditional Burgundies would be considered sweet today), and the producers have wanted to be more specific about types and origins. "Burgundy", being a historical region, is also not trademarkable.

Therefore the French producers have divided into smaller recognized regions, under a stricter DOC system.

Posted by: Miklos, former wine importer at February 15, 2019 12:24 AM (zCyNd)

601 ...The region of Burgundy is still kicking. Many people are priced out of it because rich people from Asia in particular bid the prices up. There was a special on netflix about fake wines, burgundy is probably the most faked because of the high prices.

At the normal people level, it is not that easy to get a well priced burgundy. There are cheaper options such as Oregon Pinot Noirs and some from Cali. The ones from Oregon are more like Burgundy. And really, they are not cheap either.

Anyway, if someone called something a Burgundy, I would expect it to at least be a pinot noir. The white Burgundy is chardonnay.


Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:22 AM (n13/j)




They paved Paradise, put up a parking lot.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:24 AM (QzJWU)

602 Speaking of extinct drinks, I miss my 1893 cola.
Only place you can still find it anymore is Amazon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:25 AM (miE9U)

603 I do remember the day when domestic wines were labled as Burgundy, Chablis, etc. And the famous foreign wines were lancers and blue nun. These days "red blends" are the hot item marketed to Millennials. They are very fruity and have a lot of residual sugar. They are not my thing but are easy to avoid. The labels are a huge give away that they are not marketing to oldies.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:25 AM (n13/j)

604 (again) What Quint said, Jim. You should still find plenty in the pinot noir section. Same same.


But pinot has been bid up to uncomfortable price levels, in general.


A good wine store should still have some lower-priced options. That's what I generally drink for pinot - though I'm lucky to have some Oregons from a trip a few years back, and some Kosta Browne (collectible, cult-level spoiled grape juice) thanks to a now-deceased friend who was on their list.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:26 AM (QDnY+)

605 Wasn't Lancers sold in an opaque maroon plastic bottle? Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

606 Feh, it's past midnight here. You crazy kids have a good night, see you later.
Posted by: hogmartin at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (t+qrx)

Thanks, but I'll just stay away from drinking wine and heartburn. From my horrible spelling mistakes, I've obviously have found something else to drink. (CoughcoughVodka and tonic cough cough)

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:29 AM (Rz2Nc)

607 I'll expect that voucher at the local bar for a shot of cheap bourbon, as agreed, asshole.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:47 PM (QzJWU)

Done!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:29 AM (8ov+p)

608 Oh yeah.

I tried kale for the first time. I've resisted it, because kale is for jagoffs, but I got this recipe that called for it, and figured I'd try it. It's awful.

I guarantee, when I make it again with spinach instead it'll be really good.

I don't know how people can eat kale - and I like coles, including the dreaded sprouts.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:30 AM (5aX2M)

609 Quint a lot of the CA producers were doing some sort of proprietary red blends years ago. Usually would only find them at the winery, and often they were good. Often a twist on a traditional blend - bordeaux reds .... plus zin. Or something like that.


A few central coast CA places had good ones that did see some distribution. Adelaida (west side Paso) had a solid one.


But it really is striking now to see the large "red blend" section at grocery stores. Don't think there was even a specific section 5 years ago.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:30 AM (QDnY+)

610 The classical French labeled Burgandies weren't all that sweet. Still, a tad more so than the pucker-face "dry" reds on today's market.

The American market "Lancers", et al, were horrid alcoholic kool aid, in comparison.

SWEET wines, are a Riesling and such. Blue Nun was a candy bar in a bottle, but bore no resemblance to an authentic, mid-road Burgandy.

To be able to sip a wine, and cringe NEITHER as sweet nor dry.

That's pretty damn hard to find these days, it seems.

And don't even get me started on the wines so heavy with nitrites that I get heartburn before I even swallow the first sip.

What the FUCK is it with the nitrides? They trying to cure bacon in a bottle, or what?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:30 AM (QzJWU)

611 Wasn't Lancers sold in an opaque maroon plastic bottle? Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

I don't think it was plastic, but it should be.

In California you could drink wine from a plastic bottle, but NO STRAWS!

Posted by: Miklos, current wine consumer at February 15, 2019 12:31 AM (zCyNd)

612 Y'all best sharpen up your flirting game, and start vying to snag the man's attention.
-----
Country Boy, how *you* doing?

Did I do that right?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (IDhUW)

Sounds 'bout right.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (8ov+p)

613
Why? Why are you watching that effeminate dude? He's creepy. Almost as creepy as that butch chick, Chrissy Hayes.
Posted by: Puddleglum

I like she does the dirty work no one else will...
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (LOq4H

=====

Some MORON posted a link one night to some site where you can watch tons of American t.v. and now I'm smoking it like a toothless whore.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (13CQC)

614 But I thought they were still around. Some American producers still use the name Champagne.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:10 AM (n13/j)


American champagnes, or even the Spanish Frexeneit, are usually labeled 'Champagne Methode', or champagne method; sometimes it's called 'sparkling wine'. To be called champagne only, like Veuve Cliquot, is to be from the Champagne region of France.

I think of champagne in the same way I think of Parmigiano-Reggiano, it's a brand name tied to a specific geographic location. If you've ever had American parmesan, you noticed the very definitive taste difference - for the worst.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 12:33 AM (Y8PSl)

615 Wasn't Lancers sold in an opaque maroon plastic bottle? Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)

Yep, from Portugal. That was exotic back in the day. And the cheap Chianti. Chianti has improved a lot over the decades. And in fact, I drink a lot of good wines from Portugal. Not Lancers.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:34 AM (n13/j)

616 In California you could drink wine from a plastic bottle, but NO STRAWS!
Posted by: Miklos, current wine consumer at February 15, 2019 12:31 AM (zCyNd)


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We got standards.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2019 12:34 AM (UGqF8)

617 Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 12:33 AM (Y8PSl)

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So about cheese... Ben Had recently turned me onto this "Asiago Fresco" cheese. It's Asiago, but young and soft and mild. It's amazing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:35 AM (5aX2M)

618 The American market "Lancers", et al, were horrid alcoholic kool aid, in comparison.

Mateus and Lancers were competing products, from Portugal.

Those colonial wars in Africa didn't finance themselves, you know.

The Portuguese have gotten better.

Posted by: Miklos, current blend consumer at February 15, 2019 12:35 AM (zCyNd)

619 Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 12:33 AM (Y8PSl)

I think Andre still used the champagne term. Most like you say, do not or used Methode Champenoise. BTW, I will give everyone a good sparkling wine pick. Try Gruet. It is around $15 and a very good value. It is also a conversation starter since it is made in New Mexico.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (n13/j)

620 612 Y'all best sharpen up your flirting game, and start vying to snag the man's attention.
-----
Country Boy, how *you* doing?

Did I do that right?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:01 AM (IDhUW)

Sounds 'bout right.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (8ov+p)

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Well, then, Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (IDhUW)

621 Then there was poor Orson Welles and Paul Masson. "I will drink no wine before its time..." :-P

(I've wondered if those wines were even good.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)

622 Oh, my!

Were you a baby Valentine?!?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 14, 2019 11:20 PM (Rxduq)

My mother told me when I was a little girl, "Your daddy gave me a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, and the next day I had a baby!"
I was afraid to eat chocolate for awhile.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 15, 2019 12:39 AM (NMAzL)

623 599 Good night Evasive
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:23 AM (IDhUW)

Thanks, but I'm still up for a 10 minutes or so, I was saying goodnight to hogmartin who was leaving us for the night.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:39 AM (Rz2Nc)

624 Speaking of wine, I just came back from a Valentine's Day dinner and beer pairing meal. And, yes, I had a date. The food and beer were excellent. And it felt really good to spend an evening in the company of a woman. I miss that.
Posted by: Northernlurker at February 15, 2019 12:09 AM (UAZp

So will there be a 2nd date?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:40 AM (8ov+p)

625 American champagnes, or even the Spanish Frexeneit, are usually labeled 'Champagne Methode', or champagne method; sometimes it's called 'sparkling wine'.

Not exactly. "Methode Champenoise" allegedly discovered by Dom Perignon, means that carbonation takes place in the bottle. Most sparking wines are produced using the "tank method" in which carbonation takes place in big tanks prior to bottling.

Posted by: Miklos, the bubble go straight to my head at February 15, 2019 12:40 AM (zCyNd)

626 Awwww! You're a dahlin'!

Posted by: Ladyl at February 14, 2019 11:21 PM (TdMsT)

That's the truth - we're all so happy to have you here on the ONT, nurse!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 15, 2019 12:40 AM (NMAzL)

627 Will wine be served on the Fresno to Bakersfield high speed train route?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at February 15, 2019 12:41 AM (X+xWR)

628 Sounds 'bout right.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (8ov+p)

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Well, then, Happy Valentine's Day!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (IDhUW)

Thanks much, and back atcha!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:41 AM (8ov+p)

629 Wasn't Lancers sold in an opaque maroon plastic bottle? Good grief.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:28 AM (miE9U)


I remember a red-colored clay bottle.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 12:41 AM (Y8PSl)

630 Sorry evasive, I missed that. Hope all is well in your world.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:41 AM (IDhUW)

631 Not exactly. "Methode Champenoise" allegedly
discovered by Dom Perignon, means that carbonation takes place in the
bottle. Most sparking wines are produced using the "tank method" in
which carbonation takes place in big tanks prior to bottling.

Posted by: Miklos, the bubble go straight to my head at February 15, 2019 12:40 AM (zCyNd)

I think Dom Perignon tastes a little like sweat. Which I would rather sip from the source.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 15, 2019 12:42 AM (NMAzL)

632
Consequences - a limerick

Bezos tried to display his affection
By sending dick pics in every direction
Now that everyone has seen his
Oddly misshapen penis
He wants to nullify the results of the erection

Posted by: Muldoon at February 15, 2019 12:42 AM (m45I2)

633 Oh yeah.

I tried kale for the first time. I've resisted it, because kale is for jagoffs, but I got this recipe that called for it, and figured I'd try it. It's awful.

I guarantee, when I make it again with spinach instead it'll be really good.

I don't know how people can eat kale - and I like coles, including the dreaded sprouts.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:30 AM (5aX2M)

OMG, kale is awful, it should be outlawed,

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:42 AM (Rz2Nc)

634 If I open a 24 oz beer, there's no way I'll be up at 5:45 to hit the gym.

Decisions, decisions.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:43 AM (8ov+p)

635 I was afraid to eat chocolate for awhile.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 15, 2019 12:39 AM (NMAzL)

Sounds...wait...rayciss!

Posted by: Miklos, arbiter of the acceptable at February 15, 2019 12:43 AM (zCyNd)

636 RickZ, so it can shatter more easily? Makes perfect sense. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:43 AM (miE9U)

637 613
Why? Why are you watching that effeminate dude? He's creepy. Almost as creepy as that butch chick, Chrissy Hayes.
Posted by: Puddleglum

I like she does the dirty work no one else will...
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:17 AM (LOq4H

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Some MORON posted a link one night to some site where you can watch tons of American t.v. and now I'm smoking it like a toothless whore.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (13CQC)

*whistles innocently*

Posted by: Sasha Grey at February 15, 2019 12:43 AM (MwiFE)

638
Quint a lot of the CA producers were doing some sort of proprietary red
blends years ago. Usually would only find them at the winery, and often
they were good. Often a twist on a traditional blend - bordeaux reds
.... plus zin. Or something like that.





A few central coast CA places had good ones that did see some distribution. Adelaida (west side Paso) had a solid one.





But it really is striking now to see the large "red blend" section
at grocery stores. Don't think there was even a specific section 5
years ago.





Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:30 AM (QDnY+)


Yeah it is taking over the wine section like yogurt did the dairy section five years ago. I remember the California field blends and the California Meritage in the Bordeaux style. Those were good wines I would actually seek out, good food wines. But this new style is gross imo. Way to fruit forward, low acidity, and lots of residual sugar. It is interesting, the sellers say this is what Millennialls want, and this is the growing category, but the wine category is shrinking. I am thinking the market experts might have judged poorly.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:44 AM (n13/j)

639 Hmmmm, wasn't Barry like a pack a day man?

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at February 15, 2019 12:14 AM (LOq4H)

He was a pack a night man too.

Posted by: Reggie Love at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (0P3Fs)

640 ...Then there was poor Orson Welles and Paul Masson. "I will drink no wine before its time..." :-P

(I've wondered if those wines were even good.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)



Paul Masson was customarily served when the Warden approached the cell of the condemned, and intoned: "It's time."



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (QzJWU)

641 Paisano. It's as though you people didn't even live through the down-and-out 70's. Myself and friends used to buy the 4 one gallon cases and split them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (U2TY5)

642 Jim, LOL!

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (miE9U)

643 Trump should dismantle the wall south of San Diego and transport it to Texas and put it back up there. Then dare California to complain.

And any illegal detained by ICE should be transported to San Francisco if they cannot be deported. And when they ask for more funds, tell them to talk to Governor Newsome. He has 3.5 billion that will not be used for the train.

Posted by: JB1000 at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (tjr3U)

644 Posted by: Muldoon at February 15, 2019 12:42 AM (m45I2)

Expert witness. He shall be ....deposed.

Posted by: Mrs. Bezos' divorce lawyers at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (zCyNd)

645 Some MORON posted a link one night to some site where you can watch tons of American t.v. and now I'm smoking it like a toothless whore.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:32 AM (13CQC)

You're not in the US?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (8ov+p)

646 Quint, sounds like grape juice with a bit of alcohol thrown in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (miE9U)

647 I tried watching Aquaman. Terrible. The water scenes... I have no words. I lasted 30 minutes.

Posted by: Sasha Grey at February 15, 2019 12:47 AM (MwiFE)

648 One of the reasons I want to get back to Portugal (have only spent a little time, in Lisbon area). Get up north to the Douro wine country, and of course to Oporto. Figure Portuguese wine might be the only Old Europe wine that is not fully priced (at the source). And some very good wines there.


In New Europe, dunno if Croatia is already priced up to "normal" levels, probably, by now.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

649 Paul Masson was customarily served when the Warden approached the cell of the condemned, and intoned: "It's time."

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Oh... I haven't thought of Paul Masson in years.

I used to have a buddy who'd make this awful concoction - he'd get a big jug, and mix it about half and half with Paul Masson brandy, and cherry wine.

It was... something else.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:48 AM (5aX2M)

650 Not exactly. "Methode Champenoise" allegedly

discovered by Dom Perignon, means that carbonation takes place in the

bottle. Most sparking wines are produced using the "tank method" in

which carbonation takes place in big tanks prior to bottling.



Posted by: Miklos, the bubble go straight to my head at February 15, 2019 12:40 AM (zCyNd)

Right that is what it means. And several domestic producers use the Methode Champenoise, Korbel is an example. The Spanish Cava is also made by the Methode Champenoise or Traditional Method. The omnipresent Prosseco and many domestic sparkling wines are carbonated in tanks, also called the Charmant method.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:49 AM (n13/j)

651 Myself and friends used to buy the 4 one gallon cases and split them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (U2TY5)

Our people called it...malaise.

Posted by: James Earl Carter, Jr. at February 15, 2019 12:49 AM (zCyNd)

652 My Mom enjoys, or used to enjoy, the boxed Franzia white zin.

Thankfully she doesn't buy or drink so much of it anymore...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:49 AM (miE9U)

653 So about cheese... Ben Had recently turned me onto this "Asiago Fresco" cheese. It's Asiago, but young and soft and mild. It's amazing.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 12:35 AM (5aX2M)


Fresh cheese can be quite good. It all depends on what the cheese maker is going for. Some cheeses are good after a couple of weeks, or less if we're talking fresh mozzarella, but some require many months on the shelf to get the flavor the cheese maker wants. I happen to like the Mexican Cotija cheese. It's crumbly, like a feta, but has a unique flavor profile.

"When the (Cotija) cheese is made, it is white, fresh and salty thus bearing immense resemblance to feta cheese. However, with aging it becomes hard and crumbly like Parmigiano-Reggiano."

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 12:50 AM (Y8PSl)

654 I'll expect that voucher at the local bar for a shot of cheap bourbon, as agreed, asshole.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at February 14, 2019 11:47 PM (QzJWU)

Done!!
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy


Oooooooh. Anchor Bar about a block off The Strand in Galveston!

Posted by: rickb223 at February 15, 2019 12:50 AM (LDbTO)

655 Good night everyone,
Play nice, have fun!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:50 AM (IDhUW)

656 In New Europe, dunno if Croatia is already priced up to "normal" levels, probably, by now.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

I have never had good Croatian wine. Stick with the slivo.

Posted by: Miklos, having the sampler please at February 15, 2019 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

657 631 Not exactly. "Methode Champenoise" allegedly
discovered by Dom Perignon, means that carbonation takes place in the
bottle. Most sparking wines are produced using the "tank method" in
which c

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Legend has it that he was just monking around when he accidentally discovered the secret.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 15, 2019 12:51 AM (UGqF8)

658 ...Paisano. It's as though you people didn't even live through the down-and-out 70's. Myself and friends used to buy the 4 one gallon cases and split them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (U2TY5)



Gimme a gallon of 1973 California "Paisano", replete with wicker half basket, and I'll be a happy man.

Such a perfect wine for a pre-national-chain made, local market pizza.

Preferably, on India St., in San Diego, CA.

Conversely, an early "chain" pizza, Shakey's, went perfectly with a pitcher of ice cold pre-Imbev Budweiser.

We lived in Golden Times, Horde.

Even many of you younger yard trespassers, are miles ahead in in your knowledge, thanks to the wisdom of us Geezers.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:51 AM (QzJWU)

659 Your daddy gave me a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, and the next day I had a baby!

Mmm. Semen chocolate.

Posted by: Jussie! at February 15, 2019 12:52 AM (ykYG2)

660 One of the reasons I want to get back to Portugal
(have only spent a little time, in Lisbon area). Get up north to the
Douro wine country, and of course to Oporto. Figure Portuguese wine
might be the only Old Europe wine that is not fully priced (at the
source). And some very good wines there.





In New Europe, dunno if Croatia is already priced up to "normal" levels, probably, by now.







Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:47 AM (QDnY+)

Real ports probably are a bit underpriced. I think real Spanish Sherry is underpriced and simply underappreciated in this country. That is another name that got trampled by misuse of the term.

I like Portuguese Madeiras and would love to visit the island. There is some great history there too as the Founders loved the stuff. They toasted the Constitution (or was it the Declaration?), with Madeira.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:52 AM (n13/j)

661 Paul Masson was customarily served when the Warden approached the cell of the condemned, and intoned: "It's time."


Unless the guy's name was Miller.

Posted by: Miklos, having his last meal of the day at least at February 15, 2019 12:53 AM (zCyNd)

662 Sorry evasive, I missed that. Hope all is well in your world.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at February 15, 2019 12:41 AM (IDhUW)

No problem, heading to bed now. I hope all is well with you!

Goodnight,

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at February 15, 2019 12:54 AM (Rz2Nc)

663 But this new style is gross imo. Way to fruit forward, low acidity, and lots of residual sugar. It is interesting, the sellers say this is what Millennialls want, and this is the growing category, but the wine category is shrinking. I am thinking the market experts might have judged poorly.
Posted by: Quint


Red Blend is a ghoulish abomination. There are no good versions. It's utterly vile in all labels. Curse those that produce it, and piss on those that consume it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2019 12:54 AM (0ogxh)

664 Jim, oh man. Shakey's was incredible, especially back in the 1970s when it was designed to be especially bad for you.

Super tasty, yeasty pizza. Yum.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:55 AM (miE9U)

665
In New Europe, dunno if Croatia is already priced up to "normal" levels, probably, by now.





Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:47 AM (QDnY+)



I have never had good Croatian wine. Stick with the slivo.

Posted by: Miklos, having the sampler please at February 15, 2019 12:51 AM (zCyNd)

I have had a few Balkan wines most have been pretty good. They make a pomegranite wine but I am not sure if it is from Croatia or not.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:55 AM (n13/j)

666 JB1000, you joke, but actually Trump himself made a similar joke about removing the barriers in the San Diego sector. Of course even San Diego is now a brain-dead, one-party, cretinized, apolitical place, where a remotely sensible, much less aggressive or sarcastic voice, is rarely heard.


So the "Republican" mayor (who snubbed Trump on his border wall visit) can burble the infuriating idiocy of "build bridges, not walls" (said with a 4-yr old girl's voice, for proper effect).


In a place where barriers have been in place, and well policed, since just after he was in college. And where removing them would instantly create a massive crisis. POS.


Not gonna talk about this topic, though. Fear we are in the midst of very bad developments.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:55 AM (QDnY+)

667
You're not in the US?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (8ov+p

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I am, but I don't have a t.v. I think the site originates overseas.

Perhaps a certain Sasha Grey can enlighten us. I wouldn't mind knowing where my stuff comes from.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:55 AM (13CQC)

668 So over "even" Fox reporting ad nauseum on everything that Queens moron thinks or does.

WTF with this bill. I don't know whether I should be irritated or terrified.

Posted by: Shopgirl #PatrickIsMahomesie at February 15, 2019 12:56 AM (gM/fT)

669 I've met DJT face to face and he was easily 6'3. 'Tis possible he is shorter now because age does that.

To sum up, Rachel Maddow can go blow a female capybara.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 12:56 AM (ykYG2)

670 "Red Blend!!??"

Cuvee, dammit!

Posted by: Miklos, the guy who rebranded Mahi Mahi at February 15, 2019 12:57 AM (zCyNd)

671 ustv247 dot c0m

Posted by: Sasha Grey at February 15, 2019 12:58 AM (MwiFE)

672
*whistles innocently*
Posted by: Sasha Grey at February 15, 2019 12:43 AM (MwiFE

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*narrows eyes*

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 12:58 AM (13CQC)

673 Country Boy, I believe American Kestrel was trying to start a little genteel flirtation with you. I felt snubbed on her behalf.

Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 15, 2019 12:58 AM (VLXcj)

674 Hard to believe that Croatia, home of zinfandel (cjrlenak), doesn't have some decent wine. There's a small winery in Sonoma, Sunce, run by a Croatian emigre. Good stuff. And one section of zin he has produces some zin with the most amazing black pepper elements to it. Sort of screams "beef!" when you uncork it.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 12:58 AM (QDnY+)

675 I paid for a year of college working at a Shakey' s Pizza. It turns out that the future Missus Muldoon ate there with her then-husband and kids, so we certainly crossed paths about five years before we met and fell in love..

Posted by: Muldoon at February 15, 2019 12:59 AM (m45I2)

676 So did they figure out the truth about Jussie because the MSnews feed reports "Chicago PD slams report that Smollett attack was staged" I need to find some way not to get the completely biased MS news feed.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 15, 2019 01:00 AM (AllCR)

677 Red Blend is a ghoulish abomination. There are no
good versions. It's utterly vile in all labels. Curse those that produce
it, and piss on those that consume it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2019 12:54 AM (0ogxh)

stop beating around the bush

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:00 AM (n13/j)

678 Wild Irish Rose introduced in 1954

My wild Irish Rose, the sweetest flower that grows.
You may search everywhere, but none can compare with my wild Irish Rose.
My wild Irish Rose, the dearest flower that grows,
And some day for my sake, she may let me take the bloom from my wild Irish Rose.

Posted by: Braenyard at February 15, 2019 01:00 AM (ePWRo)

679 Conversely, an early "chain" pizza, Shakey's, went perfectly with a pitcher of ice cold pre-Imbev Budweiser.

We lived in Golden Times, Horde.

Even many of you younger yard trespassers, are miles ahead in in your knowledge, thanks to the wisdom of us Geezers.

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 12:51 AM (QzJWU)


My Shakey's years were before I was of age to drink alcohol. So I went the Snoopy/Dennis the Menace route: Pizza and root beer. Shakey's had pretty good root beer. And IIRC, their pizza sauce was on the spicy side, which I like to this day.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 01:01 AM (Y8PSl)

680 ...Jim, oh man. Shakey's was incredible, especially back in the 1970s when it was designed to be especially bad for you.

Super tasty, yeasty pizza. Yum.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:55 AM (miE9U)




Bring these back, combined:

A real Shakey's Pizza joint. Pre video game era.

Family style seating on dark stained picnic benches. Red checkered vinyl tablecloths.

The old yeasty bad for you Shakey's Pizza, done exactly as in the days of yore.

Pitchers of authentic Schlitz Beer, the recipe from the 60s, and nothing later.

Suitable substitutes from the same era.

Hamm's Beer.

Olympia Beer.

From the days when they were brewed in their original breweries, and not subject to the conglomeration of the '80s and beyond.

And back then, we Morons could have lit up a cigar in the place, with nary a complaint.

Shot a game of pool or two, as well. Like I said....pre-video era.

These were considered FAMILY places, by the way. And they were.

The kind of Family Place where kids got to see their dad being a Man, eating and drinking responsibly (mostly), engaging with other men as MEN around the pool table, and teaching the kids how to engage in that scene, without it being a collegiate binge drinking bacchanal.

This is how we used to be.

And should be, again.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:02 AM (QzJWU)

681 Why drink Red Blend when you can get a fine bottle of Night Train for so much less.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 01:03 AM (ykYG2)

682 Quint I've long wanted to visit Madeira, hike, wine. Almost did it back in the 90s, but the Euro gf situation on which the trip was premised detonated.


We talked about how (quality) pinot noir has been priced to the heavens in recent years, but a broader story is just how inexpensive decent wines of all kinds are now. As I've said to my favorite wine store owner for years, as I buy another quite drinkable $7 Aussie shiraz - "hard to imagine that everybody involved is making a profit when you're producing decent wine and shipping it half way around the world, for $7". He agrees.


Also the golden age of guns in America. Prices, quality, selection. Ammo prices pretty good too.


Just don't combine your Gun Golden Age with your Guns Golden Age, unless you do it in that order.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

683 Jim Sunk

You forgot about the player piano.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 15, 2019 01:05 AM (m45I2)

684 Yeah, but we compensate for it with 70-degree days in January!
Posted by: Dr. T at February 14, 2019 10:12 PM (2PXwn)

Snow in May, 70 degree days in January? Sounds like any part of Alberta within the Chinook belt. 70 is pushing it a little, but 60 with bright sunshine is not all that rare...on Chinook days.

Chinook days have been scarce, the last few weeks, though. Which is why I am happy to be in Arizona, where it is raining right now. At least it smells nice here.

Posted by: zombie Speedbump Tsarnaev at February 15, 2019 01:05 AM (nPGq2)

685 Off, zombie sock.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (nPGq2)

686 Real ports probably are a bit underpriced.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:52 AM (n13/j)


I don't think real ports have ever been underpriced. Decades ago, a recent vintage of port would cost $75 and up, then having to wait 20 years to drink it. Port is an 'in it for the long haul' type of wine. I love port.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)

687 Hard to believe that Croatia, home of zinfandel (cjrlenak), doesn't have some decent wine.

Well Tokay cane from Hungary, and what have the Californians done with that? As I understand, the first commercial winery in California was from a Hungarian who brought plantlings around Cape Horn. He figured that selling something alcoholic to miners was a better bet than panning for gold himself.

In recent years cuttings have been brought back to Hungary to restart red grape/wine production on the north shore of Lake Balaton, where all the red vines were killed off by phylloxera about a century ago.

Posted by: Miklos, who has been promised some at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (zCyNd)

688 the sellers say this is what Millennialls want

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Well I don't know about wine, but I do know about Millennials and marketing.

Half the time, whatever it is they like is terrible, and it's not a product you want to market.

The other half of the time, they're latching on to some existing product. But it's just a trend, and a quick one. Usually it's some derisive, ironic statement-type thing where they don't actually care about the product, like with their craze for PBR.

This means that there is little potential to build brand loyalty, or lifetime customer value. It's all just momentary, and has a really bad effect on brands.

Often, it just drives up the price of a low-priced product for no apparent reason, prices out its existing loyal customer base, and then ruins everything when the hipsters move to the next trend.

Trying to make long-term market decisions based on millennials (as I assume the wine industry pretty much has to make long-term decisions) is a fool's errand.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (5aX2M)

689 Then there was poor Orson Welles and Paul Masson. "I will drink no wine before its time..." :-P

(I've wondered if those wines were even good.)
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)

The winery reopened in 2004. I don't know if the wine they produce there now is anything like what it used to be, but it's there if you want it.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 15, 2019 01:07 AM (tVQUs)

690
Quint, sounds like grape juice with a bit of alcohol thrown in.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:46 AM (miE9U)

It is pretty sad. Now they are pushing alcoholic sparkling water. The part that scares me is that people couldn't figure out how to make it for themselves if that is what they want.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:08 AM (n13/j)

691 @676: "Chicago PD slams report that Smollett attack was staged"

Guarded denial from the CPF spokesman, but not a strong, categorical "oh fuck no" sorta statement. At this point, they've got the two Nigerians in jail overnight, and they need to be charged or released by tomorrow evening. Seems like they're trying to squeeze these guys for a confession that implicates Jussie directly, and if they don't get one, then they'll have to decide whether or not to press a more circumstantial case.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 15, 2019 01:09 AM (I/iGu)

692 ...You forgot about the player piano.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 15, 2019 01:05 AM (m45I2)



You are right, and I stand corrected.

Brings a memory. First time I was ever jaw-dropped by a live music performance.

Customer killed the player scroll, and played the hell out of a Shakey's piano.

I was only 'bout six or seven, do pray don't beg me the tune he'd played. But played it he did, and I was ... in... awe.

Some of the experiences of our youth, make the largest impacts on the rest of our lives.

Wish I could get that across to so many oblivious parents, these days.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:09 AM (QzJWU)

693 Miklos it's interesting, much of Europe's wine sector relied on South American plantings being brought back to replace phylloxera-ravaged vineyards, IIRC.


I look forward to tokays in Hungary some day, along with various wines in Romania and Moldova, when I finally get over there.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

694 huh, you're right, Zinfandel / Italian primitivo is hrvati. I did not know. I thought it was always Italian

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 01:10 AM (ykYG2)

695
Real ports probably are a bit underpriced.



Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 12:52 AM (n13/j)



I don't think real ports have ever been underpriced. Decades ago, a
recent vintage of port would cost $75 and up, then having to wait 20
years to drink it. Port is an 'in it for the long haul' type of wine. I
love port.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)


Yeah you are right, particularly the vintage ports are very expensive. I think Sherry is the most under priced considering the work involved and the time it takes to make it. Most supermarkets and even some wine stores don't even try to stock good sherry.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:11 AM (n13/j)

696 What's the status of the government shutdown on Feb 15th? Still a go?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 15, 2019 01:11 AM (LDbTO)

697 It could be worse. The Krazy Kids in Central/East Europe put vodka in old fashioned seltzer bottles (everybody's grandma had one, and you can buy the charger cartridges at any store) and do shots of carbonated vodka. They call it "spark".

Posted by: Miklos, with lawn free of intruders at February 15, 2019 01:12 AM (zCyNd)

698 Jim, RickZ and Muldoon, yup yup yup! :-)
Oh man if I had a time machine.

Okay, I guess that's it for me tonight everyone. Hope all had a great Valentine's and thanks for the fun chat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 01:13 AM (miE9U)

699 Miklos it's interesting, much of Europe's wine
sector relied on South American plantings being brought back to replace
phylloxera-ravaged vineyards, IIRC.





I look forward to tokays in Hungary some day, along with various wines in Romania and Moldova, when I finally get over there.







Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

I keep wanting to try Tokaj but never pull the trigger. I have had sauternes and others stickies but not the Hungarian Tokaj/Tokay.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:13 AM (n13/j)

700 8 bucks for a card??????

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 10:26 PM (8ov+p)

Cheaper than flowers!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at February 14, 2019 10:28 PM (wYseH)

An eight-dollar card should come with a mickey of booze attached.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:13 AM (nPGq2)

701 I look forward to tokays in Hungary some day, along with various wines in Romania and Moldova, when I finally get over there.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:10 AM (QDnY+)

I will be happy to provide, should the Fates so allow.

Posted by: Miklos, the Slovak is Tokaj, too, stupid Trianon border at February 15, 2019 01:15 AM (zCyNd)

702 622---My mother told me when I was a little girl, "Your daddy gave me a box of chocolates on Valentine's Day, and the next day I had a baby!"
I was afraid to eat chocolate for awhile.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 15, 2019 12:39 AM (NMAzL)
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Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 15, 2019 01:16 AM (Rxduq)

703 Then there was poor Orson Welles and Paul Masson. "I will drink no wine before its time..." :-P



(I've wondered if those wines were even good.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 15, 2019 12:37 AM (miE9U)



The winery reopened in 2004. I don't know if the wine they produce
there now is anything like what it used to be, but it's there if you
want it.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 15, 2019 01:07 AM (tVQUs)

Somewhere around the turn of the century Gallo started branding some high quality wines with the Gallo name. Supposedly it was the kids from that family that decided to rebrand. They were not crazy expensive, they were in the $20 range. I haven't seen one of these wines in years so i guess they dropped it. But Gallo makes a lot of really great wines under other names. Many don't realize that the Gallo company makes as much wine as some wine producing states.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:16 AM (n13/j)

704 I can only imagine how much money SodaStream could make by bringing back classic mesh seltzer bottles and relabeling them SodaStream Vintage or some such nonsense.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at February 15, 2019 01:16 AM (I/iGu)

705 ...I don't think real ports have ever been underpriced. Decades ago, a recent vintage of port would cost $75 and up, then having to wait 20 years to drink it. Port is an 'in it for the long haul' type of wine. I love port.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)



Finest Port I have ever enjoyed was a brand "Benjamin's" out of Australia.

Being an avid cigar enthusiast, I'm kind of INTO a good Port, you might say.

Surprisingly, an economical purchase, at about $16 the 750 ml, in a "Captain's Bottle" heavy based decanter.

Today?

Not only is it not on the market, but the very winery which produced it can NOT be found on the net, no matter how strong your Google Fu.

This is strange.

That Port, was amazing, sublime, enchanting.

And as intended, THE perfect match with any fine cigar.

It was so good, after the port and cigar, I had to roll over and have a cigarette.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:17 AM (QzJWU)

706 There are several kinds of Tokaj. Research will be your friend. I like the "puttonyos" rating-basically how many bushes to the barrel.

Posted by: Miklos, hint-max is 7 at February 15, 2019 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

707 bushels, sorry

Posted by: Miklos, hint-max is 7 at February 15, 2019 01:19 AM (zCyNd)

708 BTH I think only the advent of DNA analysis allowed researchers to finally decide that zin/primitivo was in fact the same/descended from that varietal native to current day Croatia. Geographically, of course, it's easy to believe - the primitivo-cjrlenak link.


Quint, do you know how often (on average) vintage ports are declared? Seems not that frequently. And yes, the vintage ones are pricey.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:21 AM (QDnY+)

709 ...Paisano. It's as though you people didn't even live through the down-and-out 70's. Myself and friends used to buy the 4 one gallon cases and split them.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 15, 2019 12:45 AM (U2TY5)
----------------------------------

Paisano, paisano!
Paisano is good enough for me!
It's not a great wine
But it's okay wine.
Paisano is good enough for me!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 15, 2019 01:21 AM (Rxduq)

710 Jim port and cigars, a fine match. Have gotten out of that habit. Need to fix that.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:23 AM (QDnY+)

711 Jim you are a poet.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 01:23 AM (f8dwL)

712 Country Boy, I believe American Kestrel was trying to start a little genteel flirtation with you. I felt snubbed on her behalf.
Posted by: Tammy al-Thor at February 15, 2019 12:58 AM (VLXcj)

Snubbed? So I fucked it up?

Figures.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 15, 2019 01:24 AM (8ov+p)

713 Somewhere around the turn of the century Gallo started branding some high quality wines with the Gallo name. Supposedly it was the kids from that family that decided to rebrand. They were not crazy expensive, they were in the $20 range. I haven't seen one of these wines in years so i guess they dropped it. But Gallo makes a lot of really great wines under other names. Many don't realize that the Gallo company makes as much wine as some wine producing states.
Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:16 AM (n13/j)

Gallo (particularly the current owners) has always been extremely protective of their brand, it wouldn't surprise if they wanted the Gallo name to be associated with their higher quality wines.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 15, 2019 01:26 AM (tVQUs)

714 has Gumdrop Gorilla-Platypus been by lately?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 01:26 AM (ykYG2)

715 Gallo also make Thunderbird!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 01:27 AM (ykYG2)

716 Quint, do you know how often (on average) vintage
ports are declared? Seems not that frequently. And yes, the vintage
ones are pricey.





Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:21 AM (QDnY+)


I recall reading that it was about three times a decade. Of course the theory would be they would do it in really good years so you can't predict a number. I think there are more now, not fewer.

I had a Colheita port recently. That is a single vintage but aged in wood for a long time like a tawny port. It was good stuff. I like the tawny ports for the nutty characteristics and because they last a while after opening. They are not better than vintage of course, just different.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:27 AM (n13/j)

717 Today?

Not only is it not on the market

----------

Wait... Is this the stuff?

https://tinyurl.com/yy9byzru

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 01:28 AM (5aX2M)

718 Always make sure it's American Chinese food. Authentic Chinese food would gag a buzzard.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 14, 2019 10:52 PM (UGqF

I would venture a guess that the best Chinese food in North America can be found in Vancouver, B.C. It's not just in Chinatown any more. All over the entire metro area. And just about any Chinese regional and/or fusion cuisine you could imagine. And lots of fresh seafood.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:30 AM (nPGq2)

719 714 has Gumdrop Gorilla-Platypus been by lately?
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 15, 2019 01:26 AM (ykYG2)
------------------------
Haven't seen her in ages.
She said she had some eye troubles.
Hope she's okay.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 15, 2019 01:30 AM (Rxduq)

720 ...Jim you are a poet.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 01:23 AM (f8dwL)




Aw, thankya, ma'am. Not so much, really. Just how I tend to write, what with some meter and rhythm and such.

But I *have* written but a couple pieces of actual poetry, and no more. Just those two.

Long form essays tend to be my thing, but I do like to let the sentences resonate and sing, as opposed to stagnate and die.

So many reasons why I don't let my own, old, moribund blog yet again, fly. But I don't, and it doesn't.

Don't know when it might fly, again.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:30 AM (QzJWU)

721 Yep, tawny ports for me, too.


Of course I won't let a ruby evaporate, I'll drink that too.


One place I did manage to visit, about 20+ years ago, was the Port Wine Institute in Lisbon. Highly recommended. The menu was this 8-lb leather-bound book with over 300 ports by the glass. Dark-ish stone building, luxurious leather couches.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:32 AM (QDnY+)

722 I seem to recall that sunken barge was located in the, maybe Potomac, or a tributary. A portion of the cargo was cases of Madeira-intact!-apparently destined for one Th. Jefferson.

Posted by: Miklos, oeno-historian at February 15, 2019 01:32 AM (zCyNd)

723 Just got back from Valentine's Day dinner at Saskatoonrestaurant.com. Publius knocked it out of the park. A four course dinner, featuring smoked elk tenderloin and a red wine which I can't recall the name of, but it was a party in the mouth. It's not on their regular wine list, so I'll have to call tomorrow to get the name - it's perfect for the steaks we love.
Best VD dinner I've ever had. And the evening's young
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at February 14, 2019 10:53 PM (NMAzL)

Heh. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is out on the bald prairie on the banks of the North Saskatchewan river, and is about as far from a mountain hunting lodge as it is possible to be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:34 AM (nPGq2)

724 Yep, tawny ports for me, too.





Of course I won't let a ruby evaporate, I'll drink that too.





One place I did manage to visit, about 20+ years ago, was the Port
Wine Institute in Lisbon. Highly recommended. The menu was this 8-lb
leather-bound book with over 300 ports by the glass. Dark-ish stone
building, luxurious leather couches.





Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:32 AM (QDnY+)
I need to get to Portugal.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:35 AM (n13/j)

725 If I see a chick named "Tawny LaPorte" down at the Gentlemen's Club....yeah, she's getting 5 US dollars.

Posted by: Miklos, oeno-terpsichorean-aesthete at February 15, 2019 01:36 AM (zCyNd)

726 So....been away for a number of hours.
What happened with this copulating bill?Did PDT sign it?
And, did he declare an emergency?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:36 AM (8iiMU)

727 Heh. The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan is out on the bald prairie on the banks of the North Saskatchewan river, and is about as far from a mountain hunting lodge as it is possible to be.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:34 AM (nPGq2)

SHHHH

Posted by: The People of the Great State of South Carolina at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (zCyNd)

728 ...Wait... Is this the stuff?

https://tinyurl.com/yy9byzru

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at February 15, 2019 01:28 AM (5aX2M)



That is it EXACTLY, and that proves the POWER of a local retailers' influence with the search engines.

When Spec's Liquor dropped that line, the ability to even FIND the AU vintner of it, VANISHED.

Thank you, Y.D.

I've saved your link to Favorites, and am going to find an alternate source of importation.

BUY IT if it's in your local market.

Not necessarily the BEST Port, ever.

Best you'll ever find for under $30 though, beyond doubt.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (QzJWU)

729 I think Easter Island is impractical, too, if flying is a no-go.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (QDnY+)

A square-rigged ship will get you there. Eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (nPGq2)

730 Well I think that old blog should fly to lofty heights, writing is a lost art, heaven knows our children aren't being taught to think, let alone write any more. I wish more people could make their point with a well-reasoned, factually based essay instead of screaming in 144 characters in all caps. I'd like to see a website with a topic of the week and you post five essays from each side of the issue, right now I'd be really interested to see the five essays in favor of infanticide.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 01:41 AM (f8dwL)

731 I think Easter Island is impractical, too, if flying is a no-go.
Posted by: rhomboid at February 14, 2019 11:01 PM (QDnY+)

A square-rigged ship will get you there. Eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (nPGq2)

Or somewhere!

Posted by: Flethcher Christian Bespoke Tours, Ltd at February 15, 2019 01:41 AM (zCyNd)

732 Alaska would be nice, but probably too far. Other than that, don't know.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - last single man standing on Valentine's Day?? at February 14, 2019 11:04 PM (8ov+p)

If you plan to motor to Alaska, you are always welcome to stop over at stately Peon Manor in Alberta. It is basically right on the preferred route. (Well, a couple dozen miles off the fourlane, but in the overall scheme of things, it makes no difference in the miles or the time.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:42 AM (nPGq2)

733 A square-rigged ship will get you there. Eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (nPGq2)


We'll get you there quicker.

Posted by: Triremes R Us, Now With More Slaves at February 15, 2019 01:43 AM (Y8PSl)

734 Well that's it for this boy. My inability to read someone is par for the course. To all ya'll who had someone today, congrats. Markets open in less than 8 hours.

Nite all.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy - apparently not the last single man standing on Valentine's Day at February 15, 2019 01:44 AM (8ov+p)

735 ...
A square-rigged ship will get you there. Eventually.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:38 AM (nPGq2)



So will a 52' Irwin Ketch.

I'm contemplating being afloat, once again. A long term process, to be sure.

But it's now a possibility, where before it was but a dream.

With that, I now retire to the snoozer.

Hasta la nite nite, Horde!



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:44 AM (QzJWU)

736 I'd like to see a website with a topic of the week and you post five essays from each side

procon.org

They claim to do this

Posted by: Miklos, also former teacher at February 15, 2019 01:44 AM (zCyNd)

737 > Customer killed the player scroll, and played the hell out of a Shakey's piano.


I miss Shakey's. Great all you can eat buffet, decent pizza.

Great inexpensive place to go hang out with buddies, stuff your face, and get out the outside of a few cold ones.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:45 AM (0OWcv)

738 But Miklos do they really? I'll check it out, night Jim, night horde.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 01:46 AM (f8dwL)

739 ...I'd be really interested to see the five essays in favor of infanticide.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 01:41 AM (f8dwL)



Titled:


HRC

Pelosi

Schumer

Bloomberg

Moore



I can make a case for eradicating the lot of 'em, regardless of Trimester.

Easier if you gather 'em all in a spot for a drone strike?


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


zzzzzzz

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:47 AM (QzJWU)

740
So....been away for a number of hours.
What happened with this copulating bill?Did PDT sign it?
And, did he declare an emergency?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:36 AM (8iiMU)

=====

Talk is, he signs tomorrow at 10:00 am, and at some unspecified time declares a national emergency. The bill is an abomination worthy of Hillary and reveals that Republicans simply refuse to deliver border security.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (13CQC)

741 > I miss Shakey's. Great all you can eat buffet, decent pizza.


Huh. Apparently they still exist, but 48 of the 51 remaining stores in the United States are in California.

Which explains why I haven't seen one in forever. I won't even change planes in that state if I can possibly avoid it.

At one time they had nearly 500 U.S. stores.

All according to Wikipedia, so...



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (0OWcv)

742 If you plan to motor to Alaska, you are always
welcome to stop over at stately Peon Manor in Alberta. It is basically
right on the preferred route. (Well, a couple dozen miles off the
fourlane, but in the overall scheme of things, it makes no difference in
the miles or the time.)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:42 AM (nPGq2)

A couple years ago I was listening to a radio station on the interwebs from Ft. St. John, I believe.
Oh, wait, that's in BC.
So not near you.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (8iiMU)

743 Correction:


strike: "Moore"

enter: "Soros"


Weapons Free.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


zzzzz

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (QzJWU)

744 Friends who worked at Shakey's in their high school years said that, yes, some guys "huffed" the dough

Posted by: Miklos, mind out the gutter at February 15, 2019 01:49 AM (zCyNd)

745 > Ft. St. John, I believe.
> Oh, wait, that's in BC.
> So not near you.

But also on the route to Alaska.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:50 AM (0OWcv)

746 Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:36 AM (8iiMU)



=====



Talk is, he signs tomorrow at 10:00 am, and at some unspecified time
declares a national emergency. The bill is an abomination worthy of
Hillary and reveals that Republicans simply refuse to deliver border
security.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (13CQC)

Thanks!
Eight more hours to hope it's vetoed.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:50 AM (8iiMU)

747 At one time they had nearly 500 U.S. stores.

Turned out they actually had just one (1) piano player for all 500.

And somebody shot him.

Posted by: Miklos, thus began the downward spiral at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (zCyNd)

748 Ian Galt, neither - so far is known - yet.


Both expected tomorrow.


I am not doing hand-springs.


And while I'll wait and see, one thing is already clear. I can toss out my basic assumptions about vital political issues and the American electorate. That we are even where we are, taking all relevant things into consideration, means my framework is incorrect.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

749 If you plan to motor to Alaska, you are always
welcome to stop over at stately Peon Manor in Alberta.


If anyone does, make sure you take a video of that truck starting!

Posted by: Ace's liver at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (h2Bdk)

750 have you considered driving to Bellingham, WA and taking the ferry to SE Alaska? The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly. The ride through the Inside Passage is incredible. You have many options of where to disembark, and you can take your vehicle.

look it up. It is an incredible experience. I took the ferry from Bellingham to Ketchikan.
Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2019 11:28 PM (PkVlr)

If you go to Bellingham, take a day or two to tour the city and the environs. It really is a pretty little town with some nice history to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (nPGq2)

751 We would go to Shakey's after our Little League games.
Cartoons, pizza, the player piano, and those long benches.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:53 AM (8iiMU)

752 > The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly.

Nope, closest it comes is Seward. You can drive from Seward to Anchorage, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:54 AM (0OWcv)

753 Quint I've long wanted to visit Madeira, hike, wine.
Almost did it back in the 90s, but the Euro gf situation on which the
trip was premised detonated.





We talked about how (quality) pinot noir has been priced to the
heavens in recent years, but a broader story is just how inexpensive
decent wines of all kinds are now. As I've said to my favorite wine
store owner for years, as I buy another quite drinkable $7 Aussie shiraz
- "hard to imagine that everybody involved is making a profit when
you're producing decent wine and shipping it half way around the world,
for $7". He agrees.





Also the golden age of guns in America. Prices, quality, selection. Ammo prices pretty good too.





Just don't combine your Gun Golden Age with your Guns Golden Age, unless you do it in that order.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:04 AM (QDnY+)

I like Aussie Shiraz too. My ultimate dream wine is Penfold's Grange. I watched a program about Grange decades ago and it always intrigued me. It sucks that it is one of the most expensive regularly produced wines in the world.

As for shipping, others know more about the subject than I do. I do recall an import/export class where they told us it cost less to ship something across an ocean than to put that same product on a truck in the USA and drive it a hundred miles. That was a generalization of course but interesting nonetheless.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 01:54 AM (n13/j)

754 That we are even where we are, taking all relevant things into consideration, means my framework is incorrect.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (QDnY+)

Pfft. You and me both.



Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:55 AM (8iiMU)

755 So not near you.

But also on the route to Alaska.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:50 AM (0OWcv)

Don't trust the cheap GPS.

Posted by: Sir John Franklin at February 15, 2019 01:56 AM (zCyNd)

756 > That would be an awesome road trip, that's for sure.

It is indeed. The fam came to Alaska by road when I was a kid, back when the Alaska Highway was still unpaved.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:56 AM (0OWcv)

757 Comment 756 and Mannix is on.
Busy at the ONT.
(I use 666 at the start of Mannix as the over/under for slow/busy.)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:58 AM (8iiMU)

758 (I use 666 at the start of Mannix as the over/under for slow/busy.)
And Mannix is shot or knocked out by 671.
LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:59 AM (8iiMU)

759 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 02:00 AM (0kkuk)

760 You devil you

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at February 15, 2019 02:00 AM (f8dwL)

761 As for shipping, others know more about the subject than I do.

For example:

20 foot container will hold approx. 8000 bottles of wine (palletized, otherwise bottom gets crushed).

Budapest>Charleston SC>Atlanta if needed

$2200-3300 depending

Shipping should never be above four bits/bottle, including, say, Chicago

Posted by: Miklos, oeno-logistician at February 15, 2019 02:00 AM (zCyNd)

762 ...
And while I'll wait and see, one thing is already clear. I can toss out my basic assumptions about vital political issues and the American electorate. That we are even where we are, taking all relevant things into consideration, means my framework is incorrect.

Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 01:52 AM (QDnY+)




Verily, agreed.

With deepest regrets.

And more ammo now, than ever before.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX



zzzzzz

Posted by: Jim at February 15, 2019 02:01 AM (QzJWU)

763 > Don't trust the cheap GPS.

Oh, after you get past Fort St. John there's not really many to go wrong.

You see, there's only one road. The next fork in the road is about 250 miles, and the next one after that is about 300 miles. Then close to 400. Then close to 500.

You don't have to spend a lot of time waiting at traffic lights in that part of the world.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:05 AM (0OWcv)

764
Comment 756 and Mannix is on.
Busy at the ONT.
(I use 666 at the start of Mannix as the over/under for slow/busy.)

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:58 AM (8iiMU

=====

A RAGE TO KILL.

Another episode not available on YouTube. Tonight's guest stars include Katherine Helmond.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at February 15, 2019 02:07 AM (13CQC)

765 You don't have to spend a lot of time waiting at traffic lights in that part of the world.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:05 AM (0OWcv)

As long as the elk and whatnot are Canadian Nice in respecting right of way.

Posted by: Miklos, not taking the ragtop on that trip at February 15, 2019 02:08 AM (zCyNd)

766 Huh. Apparently they still exist, but 48 of the 51 remaining stores in the United States are in California.

Which explains why I haven't seen one in forever. I won't even change planes in that state if I can possibly avoid it.

At one time they had nearly 500 U.S. stores.

All according to Wikipedia, so...

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (0OWcv)


I was surprised to learn Shakey's is YUGE in the Philippines. From Wiki:

As of early 2015, there were 153 Shakey's outlets in the Philippines, more than double the number remaining in the United States.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 02:09 AM (Y8PSl)

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 02:09 AM (Y8PSl)

768 My ammo cans runneth over with ammo (indicating, accurately, a dearth of shooting lately).


Not relevant to what ails us, though.


Every tiny step - and big lurch - down the slope, that has transpired in the last 30 years, was accompanied by ..... mostly crickets. Next few steps/leaps won't be any different.


Posted by: rhomboid at February 15, 2019 02:10 AM (QDnY+)

769 A kick save -- and a beauty!

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 02:10 AM (Y8PSl)

770 > As long as the elk and whatnot are Canadian Nice in respecting right of way.

Dying from hitting a moose is not an uncommon cause of death here.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:11 AM (0OWcv)

771 > I was surprised to learn Shakey's is YUGE in the Philippines.

I saw that, and was also surprised. I wonder if Shakey (who it says got the nickname because of shakes from recurrent malaria he got in WWII) had Philippine connections or something.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:12 AM (0OWcv)

772 never mix Moosehead and moose.

Posted by: Quint at February 15, 2019 02:13 AM (n13/j)

773 I found a mouse in my beer once.

Posted by: Either Bob or Doug McKenzie at February 15, 2019 02:16 AM (zCyNd)

774 > We would go to Shakey's after our Little League games.



Yup. Adult bowling teams, softball and hockey teams, all kinds of groups like that.

I don't know that we have any bargain restaurants like that any more, where they don't freak out if a group of 20 shows up.

All the restaurants nowadays seem to want to be frou-frou places.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:19 AM (0OWcv)

775 A couple years ago I was listening to a radio station on the interwebs from Ft. St. John, I believe.
Oh, wait, that's in BC.
So not near you.




Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at February 15, 2019 01:48 AM (8iiMU)

But it is at about Mile 60 on the Alaska Highway. Quite the bustling metropolis, now, due to the oil industry.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 02:19 AM (nPGq2)

776 > I found a mouse in my beer once.

Better than a moose, eh? Because a mouse wouldn't drink much, but, like, a moose would probably drink all of it.

Posted by: Take off, hoser at February 15, 2019 02:20 AM (0OWcv)

777 Wonderful post

Posted by: Summer of Love at February 15, 2019 02:20 AM (FJrl0)

778 > But it is at about Mile 60 on the Alaska Highway. Quite the bustling metropolis, now, due to the oil industry.

I can imagine that it is. It wasn't much when I went through, but that was (mumble) decades ago.

Posted by: Take off, hoser at February 15, 2019 02:20 AM (0OWcv)

779 Well, the eyelids are drooping , here. Time to call it a night. be well, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 15, 2019 02:24 AM (nPGq2)

780 Good night, AOP.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:24 AM (0OWcv)

781
20 foot container will hold approx. 8000 bottles of wine (palletized, otherwise bottom gets crushed).



Budapest>Charleston SC>Atlanta if needed



$2200-3300 depending



Shipping should never be above four bits/bottle, including, say, Chicago

Posted by: Miklos, oeno-logistician at February 15, 2019 02:00 AM (zCyNd)

---
i saw an article earlier today @ ZH that the Baltic Dry Index was cratering

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 02:31 AM (0kkuk)

782 752 > The ferry goes all the way to Anchorage, if I remember correctly.

Nope, closest it comes is Seward. You can drive from Seward to Anchorage, though.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 01:54 AM (0OWcv)

We rode the ferry from Juneau to Whittier. It makes that run in January, when the legislative session is starting, so they can take all the legislators' cars to Juneau.

I don't recommend crossing the Gulf of Alaska in January. I don't think I have ever barfed that much in the span of three days. The boy doesn't hardly remember any of it, he was so seasick. And I'm usually not affected by wave action. This was something else.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 15, 2019 02:33 AM (ehwMI)

783 Dying from hitting a moose is not an uncommon cause of death here.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:11 AM (0OWcv)

The moose aren't real pleased with that outcome, either.

Posted by: tcn in AK at February 15, 2019 02:34 AM (ehwMI)

784 > We rode the ferry from Juneau to Whittier.

Ah, yes. For some reason I keep forgetting that you can drive to Whittier nowadays.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:40 AM (0OWcv)

785 > I don't recommend crossing the Gulf of Alaska in January.

Yikes. Yeah, not exactly a calm body of water at any time of year.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at February 15, 2019 02:41 AM (0OWcv)

786 I am about the same size, height and weight as DJT.
The docs have said I am obese.
I am 6'3" 240lbs.
My waist is 36"
My shoe size is 15.
Nothing jiggles when I walk or run.
Screw these docs.
I could break them like a twig.

Posted by: navybrat, sometime commentater at February 15, 2019 02:51 AM (w7KSn)

787 ferries are usually flat, or nealry flat bottomed ships, so their sea handling characteristics would be poor, making for a *fun* ride...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 02:51 AM (0kkuk)

788 Nancy pelosi if a wall is a national emergency for you then gun violence is a national emergency for us! bullets are not in the constitution and possession will be considered the as possession of child pornography! 2020 is knocking on your door!

Posted by: ramondo at February 15, 2019 03:20 AM (UshT1)

789 so i killed the thread...

and my ass is dragging anyway.

high point of my romantic VD?

getting a bottle of Lomotil from the VA, and a phone call from them to schedule my next colonoscopy...

plus 4 hours at a long winded public meeting.

and people wonder why i drink.

they ought to wonder why i don't drink more...

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 03:22 AM (0kkuk)

790 Nancy pelosi if a wall is a national emergency for
you then gun violence is a national emergency for us! bullets are not in
the constitution and possession will be considered the as possession of
child pornography! 2020 is knocking on your door!

Posted by: ramondo at February 15, 2019 03:20 AM (UshT1)

---
does she want 4 more years of Trump? because that's how you get 4 more years of Trump...

or a hot Civil War, which here side will lose again, not that she will live to see the end.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 03:24 AM (0kkuk)

791 "her side"... stupid fingers.

obviously time for the sofa.

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 15, 2019 03:24 AM (0kkuk)

792 Mornin' all.

Anyone else here?

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 03:40 AM (7Lklb)

793 *compares level in bottle to computer monitor*


I'm good

Posted by: Miklos, pitchina a wang dand doodle all night long at February 15, 2019 03:51 AM (zCyNd)

794 Mornin' all.

Anyone else here?
Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 03:40 AM (7Lklb)

I'm here.

I should be asleep right now, but I can't.

Posted by: Surfperch, finding out that there is a such thing as "too much caffeine" at February 15, 2019 03:56 AM (tVQUs)

795 Nancy Pelosi child pornography is bullets! National emergency possession 2020! Trump is not in constitution-no wall violence like Maxine Waters 2020!
Right to carry knocking-door!

Posted by: ramondo at February 15, 2019 03:57 AM (zCyNd)

796 Dammit, Skip-these people need coffee

Posted by: Miklos, taking the helm at February 15, 2019 04:00 AM (zCyNd)

797 >>Posted by: Surfperch, finding out that there is a such thing as "too much caffeine"

Yeah, i'm up before the alarm. Not because of too much caffeine, tho.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:02 AM (7Lklb)

798 Goodnight Horde, I suppose I should try to get some sleep now.

Posted by: Jittery Surfperch at February 15, 2019 04:05 AM (tVQUs)

799 Too much caffeine is possible, never experienced it.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:05 AM (/rm4P)

800 MORONS!

I have grave things to tell you!

For the last several hours I have felt an ill wind rising in many regions of this thread. Disquiet is overtaking minds; doubt is gaining control of spirits. The authority of the cob is made the subject of discussion; comments are often being ill spelled.

In an atmosphere of false rumors and intrigues, the forces of snarquisme are growing discouraged. Others are trying to take their place without their nobleness or disinterestedness. My commentarie is too often involved, even against the trolls, to justify self-styled undertakings of salvation which, in fact, amount to nothing more than appeals for indiscipline.

A real uneasiness inflicts the Horde nation. The reasons for this uneasiness are easy to understand. Cruel hours are always followed by difficult times.

Mais alors! Vive l'EMT! Vive le JJ! Vive le Horde!

Posted by: Miklos, taking the helm at February 15, 2019 04:09 AM (zCyNd)

801 797 >>Posted by: Surfperch, finding out that there is a such thing as "too much caffeine"

Yeah, i'm up before the alarm. Not because of too much caffeine, tho.

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:02 AM (7Lklb)

It's just past 1:00 AM here. Hopefully 5 hours of sleep will be enough to prepare me for the hectic day tomorrow.

Goodnight/morning!

Posted by: Jittery Surfperch at February 15, 2019 04:10 AM (tVQUs)

802 And breakfast!

I made banana bread yesterday. That's breakfast for me today (with coffee, of course!)

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:10 AM (7Lklb)

803 Shit forgot Marechal Petain sock

Posted by: Miklos, taking the helm at February 15, 2019 04:11 AM (zCyNd)

804 Too much caffeine is possible, never experienced it.
Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:05 AM (/rm4P)

It's possible, especially when your tolerances for it are low enough.

Be thankful you've never experienced it.

Posted by: Jittery Surfperch at February 15, 2019 04:14 AM (tVQUs)

805 Goodnite surfperch, rest well

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:14 AM (7Lklb)

806 Seriously, Red Blend,

Liquid corpse leakage filtered through rose hips and awful.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2019 04:14 AM (0ogxh)

807 Liquid corpse leakage filtered through rose hips and awful.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 15, 2019 04:14 AM (0ogxh)

Bouquet like an aborigine's armpit?

Posted by: Miklos, University of Wallamaloo at February 15, 2019 04:19 AM (zCyNd)

808 Of the sparkling wines, the most famous is Perth Pink. This is a bottle with a message in it, and the message is 'beware'. This is not a wine for drinking, this is a wine for laying down and avoiding.

Another good fighting wine is Melbourne Old-and-Yellow, which is particularly heavy and should be used only for hand-to-hand combat.

Quite the reverse is true of Château Chunder, which is an appellation contrôlée, specially grown for those keen on regurgitation; a fine wine which really opens up the sluices at both ends.

Real emetic fans will also go for a Hobart Muddy, and a prize winning Cuvee Reserve Château Bottled Nuit San Wogga Wogga, which has a bouquet like an aborigine's armpit.

Posted by: stuff Monty Python couldn't do today at February 15, 2019 04:22 AM (zCyNd)

809 So, the new kid that closed nite before last...when i came in and did the opening prep-stuff, i could see he did ok, not great, but passable. He's new, blah blah blah.

When cameras were checked, turns out he had taken several items from store (to eat) but didnt pay for them, bagged some stuff for his girlfriend and didnt pay for it, possibly sold alcohol to a minor (age verification still being checked)

When you are told there are cameras everywhere, you can see cameras everywhere, WTHeck makes you think you can get away with stealing?

So, now back to square one to hire and train.

I love my job

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:28 AM (7Lklb)

810 Should go to work a little early, should but haven't decided yet.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:29 AM (/rm4P)

811 I love my job

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:28 AM (7Lklb)

You were in that movie "Clerks", right?

Posted by: Miklos, not Walker Percy's The Moviegoer at February 15, 2019 04:30 AM (zCyNd)

812 Skiphanov is worker hero of USSA!

All soldiers, sailors and peasants are to emulate example of Skiphanov!

Posted by: Politburo, with rhythmic applause at February 15, 2019 04:32 AM (zCyNd)

813 Broke out a box of blueberry Eggos

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:34 AM (/rm4P)

814 hiya

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2019 04:35 AM (KtnDI)

815 >>>You were in that movie "Clerks", right?

Hah!

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:37 AM (7Lklb)

816 Eggos...never had them. My kids were probably deprived

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:41 AM (7Lklb)

817 americanthinker.com/two Nigerian immigrants to be charged for Jussie Smollett hate crime
https://tinyurl.com/yyhl8b52

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:46 AM (/rm4P)

818 As a kid my mom had a waffle iron, would make dozens and freeze them to have whenever, same difference.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:48 AM (/rm4P)

819 My uncle has in his possession three million metric tons of highest quality Eggos.

I will be most honored to complete shipment to you, pending rectification of certain modalities.

Posted by: Hereditary Prince Umikloso, Subway purchasing agent at February 15, 2019 04:51 AM (zCyNd)

820 I am working just past where my favorite donut shop donuts are made, very tempting every day to stop.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:52 AM (/rm4P)

821 I used to do that, too. With pancakes also.

Gotta go, have a great day all

Posted by: My life is insanity at February 15, 2019 04:53 AM (7Lklb)

822 americanthinker/insolvent California wants to nationalize bankrupt PG&E
https://tinyurl.com/y4lnrdoh
Why not?, wipe out all shareholders, start new, then again rack up debt to breaking point by then Gaven will be long gone.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 05:01 AM (/rm4P)

823 Going too, supposed to be warmer here though still have snow on ground.
Have a good one.

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 05:03 AM (/rm4P)

824 The Bolivarian California Republic

Posted by: Silence is a virtue, or so they tod me at February 15, 2019 05:04 AM (zCyNd)

825 Hey guys/gals...whomever is up and at em at this early hour. Anyone here have experience with kidney stones?

Woke up at 3 with localized back pain, one side only, never had em before but "internet research" ( I know, I know) leads me, early 60s male in otherwise good health (not on any medications) to believe a kidney stone is the cause of my current unease.

Outright pain, actually, which is why I am here, to ask if this sort of thing is an ER visit or hold out for a regular office visit a few hours later?

Or, more specifically, will a regular doc send me to the hospital or do something in office to 1) make determination of cause, like a sonogram or 2) send me straight over to the hospital for testing?

The pain level is nearly the abdominal equivalent of migraine pain - not completely incapacitating but pretty damn close. Ibuprofen not helpful at all.

Anyone been through kidney stones lately?

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:35 AM (uU9xW)

826 Where's all the good internet advice when you need it?!

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:38 AM (uU9xW)

827 Must be that awkward time when the late night crowd has finally departed but the early morning crowd is still sleeping through that 3rd alarm.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:39 AM (uU9xW)

828 Where's all the good internet advice when you need it?!

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:38 AM


Did you perform some sort of exercise yesterday you're not used to? Have you tried a heating pad? Drink too much?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 05:40 AM (jYje5)

829 I'll just sit here and entertain myself. Maybe drink more water...pace some more but pacing ain't really relief it's just occupying mind and body trying to keep it from focusing on pain, much like talking to the whole moron horde while they're all asleep.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:43 AM (uU9xW)

830 Just another flyover Deplorable Bot, You may in pain now, but when you try to pass a stone, the pain can be excruciating and usually requires an ER visit. If the pain is tolerable now, try to make an appointment with an urologist. But if the pain becomes more severe, prepare to get thee to an ER.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 05:43 AM (Y8PSl)

831 Oh gosh! A live respondent! Thank you. No unusual exercise...I'm fairly active. No heating pad...cannot stay still. Drink too much as in alcohol? Nope, non-drinker here. Water I am pouring in pretty constantly.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:46 AM (uU9xW)

832 Cofveve is mostly water, except for the rum. Right?

Posted by: Eromero at February 15, 2019 05:47 AM (zLDYs)

833
When did you first notice the pain? How warm or cold is your bedroom?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 05:48 AM (jYje5)

834 Thanks Rick...That's probably what I need to do, see a urologist instead of my regular GP...that's helpful clarification.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:49 AM (uU9xW)

835 Rolled over at 3 am from my right side to my back and immediately realized I had a new pain, very localized and within 20 mins had figured it had to be kidney pain, not muscular. Got up then, too painful to sleep, and "research" indicates possible stone symptoms.

Pain is in waves, but non-stop.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:51 AM (uU9xW)

836 That is responding to Newest Nic, sorry I didn't make that clear. And thanks

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:52 AM (uU9xW)

837 Just another flyover Deplorable Bot,

Actually, one of the best things to drink for kidney stones is, wait for it . . . , BEER! But if beer is not an option, try drinking 100% regular cranberry juice. But make sure it's 100% juice by reading all the plethora of labels very carefully. Ocean Spray is quite tricksy with their labeling.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 05:55 AM (Y8PSl)

838 Oh, and you're welcome, JafDB.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 05:55 AM (Y8PSl)

839
Possibles:
muscular - any 'Aleve' around (naproxen) ?
urinary tract infection/kidney stone

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 05:56 AM (jYje5)

840 Yeah, no on the beer, but damn! Otherwise a great idea! Drinking lots of water now, no cranberry juice in the house...I appreciate your response.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 05:58 AM (uU9xW)

841
Ocean Spray is quite tricksy with their labeling.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 05:55 AM


Oh, they're all shysters. One time my wife pulled a bottle off the shelf and said, 'Here you go, 100%'.

I looked at the label. It said '100% American Made'.

It was 10% cranberry juice.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 05:58 AM (jYje5)

842 I had a friend in college who had 'doctor's orders' to drink beer because of kidney issues. And, boy howdy, did he follow those doctor's orders to the letter.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 06:01 AM (Y8PSl)

843 Newest Nic, yeppers. Even though I'm aware of Ocean Spray's labeling confusion, I still sometimes would buy the wrong kind, that is, not 100% juice. Always pissed me off (no pun intended).

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 06:04 AM (Y8PSl)

844 No naproxen, ibuprofen guy here. I think the heating pad may be worth a try...that would work if muscular or simply kidney pain, I think. Thank you for your help in trying to sort this out, Newest Nic

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 06:04 AM (uU9xW)

845 I hit my lifetime limit on beer several years ago...otherwise that would be a great rationale!

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 06:05 AM (uU9xW)

846 Off to shower and dress for the doc...wife is finally up...thanks for the advice guys.

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 06:06 AM (uU9xW)

847 A heating pad will work on muscular, but not kidney, pain. If there's a stone or two (I have one that is monitored), heat won't dislodge the stone or lessen the pain from passing said stone.

But first thing this morning, I'd head out to buy some cranberry juice. Maybe even fresh limes to make virgin sea breezes.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 06:09 AM (Y8PSl)

848
Thank you for your help in trying to sort this out, Newest Nic

Posted by: Just another flyover Deplorable Bot at February 15, 2019 06:04 AM


No problem. I woke up with a little pain in the center of the back myself. Nothing I did yesterday. I just think it's muscular from sleeping in a cold bedroom. I probably kicked the covers off during the night.

Naproxen (Aleve) is the best stuff for muscular pain and cramping (women). Might want to up your intake of magnesium.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:10 AM (jYje5)

849
Good morning , Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2019 06:26 AM (LsBY9)

850 Happy Friday!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:27 AM (JFO2v)

851 Good morning!

Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2019 06:28 AM (u82oZ)

852
At least February is half over now. In this area January and February are the two most miserable months of the year.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:29 AM (jYje5)

853 BREAKING: Actor Jussie Smollett has accused VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of rape.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 06:29 AM (oVJmc)

854 I think the bill is a big pile if crap! Let it steam for a week or so! See what bits of crayon, shag carpeting, and furniture show up!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:31 AM (JFO2v)

855 4.5"of global warming. And school not closed. We are one of the few school systems open. Yea us.

It's all up to the road crews now.

Would love to chat, but got lots of preps to do.

Blessings on the Horde, and may a YOLO Darwin Award Candidate not drive near you.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 15, 2019 06:32 AM (u82oZ)

856 853 BREAKING: Actor Jussie Smollett has accused VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of rape.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 06:29 AM (oVJmc)

in whiteface, no less!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:33 AM (JFO2v)

857 If you even suspect it's a kidney stone (need to pee but can't AND you think you tweaked your lower back?) go ahead and head to the emergency room so they can give you the good stuff.

Your ride doesn't get any easier from here if it's a decent sized stone, and the exciting part is that you can't know until it's over.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at February 15, 2019 06:34 AM (xyung)

858 BREAKING: Actor Jussie Smollett has accused VA Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of rape.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 06:29 AM (oVJmc)

in whiteface, no less!
Posted by: rhennigantx

With a Subway foot long....
Starting to sound like the game 'Clue'

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 06:34 AM (8ikIW)

859

Two Nigerian immigrants to be charged for Jussie Smollett hate crime

https://tinyurl.com/yyhl8b52

Posted by: Skip at February 15, 2019 04:46 AM


Good read. Wonder when Jussie is gonna 'fess up'?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:36 AM (jYje5)

860 gaslighting is so funny. Now major media says russia collusion was never and issue. Issue was fitness for duty or something.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:36 AM (JFO2v)

861 Jussie Fruit is so dumb AND flaming that he tied the "noose" in a Windsor knot. No joke. That is what some news sites have reported.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Vietnam Ford Ranger at February 15, 2019 06:37 AM (xyung)

862
It's a sad commentary on this country that the Jussie Smollett could have been true. But now the need is not to focus on the details of the case but the larger picture of racism in America and how the white patriarchy is to blame.

Leftists this mourning.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:40 AM (jYje5)

863
Everyone knows that a proper noose requires 13 loops of the rope. Accept no imitations.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:42 AM (jYje5)

864 It's a sad commentary on this country that the Jussie Smollett could have been true.


So like The JEF's "girlfriend"
It COULD be true

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 06:42 AM (8ikIW)

865 An illeal aliens dick in every white womans vagina!

Beto O'Rourke said Thursday that he would "absolutely" support tearing down existing barriers along the southern border with Mexico

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:44 AM (JFO2v)

866 But now the need is not to focus on the details of the case but the larger picture of racism in America and how the white patriarchy is to blame.


So who goes on the listening tour?
Jussie? The people of Chicago that own a MAGA hat?
The Nigerians?

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 06:45 AM (8ikIW)

867 So like The JEF's "girlfriend"
It COULD be true
Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 06:42 AM (8ikIW)

ANd Corey has a GF now and they do BF GF things ya know and talk sexy stuff especially on Feb 14th

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

868 gaslighting is so funny. Now major media says russia collusion was never and issue. Issue was fitness for duty or something.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:36 AM (JFO2v)


Bathhouse Barry couldn't even operate an umbrella while walking through a high fence gate. And Trump's mental fitness is an issue? Yeah, right.

Posted by: RickZ at February 15, 2019 06:47 AM (Y8PSl)

869
Let's try the opposite:

It's a sad commentary on America that a couple of white Americans could have their fourth amendment rights against unlawful search and seizure be abused by police looking for perpetrators of a phony hate crime. Simply by wearing a red baseball cap.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 06:48 AM (jYje5)

870 Great ONT. Loved the video of the boy and his dog. And the story about the not viable baby made me cry. Will be passing both of those on.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 15, 2019 06:48 AM (N3JsI)

871 gaslighting is so funny. Now major media says russia collusion was never and issue. Issue was fitness for duty or something.

He's so jejune!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 06:51 AM (oVJmc)

872 "Beto O'Rourke said Thursday that he would
"absolutely" support tearing down existing barriers along the southern
border with Mexico


Posted by: rhennigant"

You really have to wonder if people like him have ever set foot outside the country not as a tourist. They need to spend some time somewhere south of the border in places that are not bubble wrapped sanitized beaches, hotels and vacation destinations. And eat what the locals are eating, not the Americanized version.

Sadly I doubt it would help in most cases They would blame the misery on American imperialism and greed.

Posted by: Ripley at February 15, 2019 06:52 AM (MxEKc)

873
Home again and the morning routine resumes. Off to make Her Majesty's covfefe. Later, folks.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 15, 2019 06:52 AM (LsBY9)

874 Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal.

It happens eventually I guess. My firstborn son, my namesake.

I have given him everything.

And he has decided to turn on me. He is so full of hate and anger for a 17 year old.

My heart is broken.

Posted by: blaster at February 15, 2019 06:53 AM (ZfRYq)

875 If the faux hate crime can't be memory-holed, I sense a need for a national conversation on the climate of hate coming up.

Posted by: Ripley at February 15, 2019 06:55 AM (MxEKc)

876 I sense a need for a national conversation on the climate of hate coming up.
Posted by: Ripley

and while we're at it, a national conversation on the hate of climate...change

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 06:56 AM (8ikIW)

877 gaslighting is so funny. Now major media says russia collusion was never and issue. Issue was fitness for duty or something.


Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 06:36 AM

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I noticed that very thing this morning on yahoo news. The have motorized the goal posts so much they don't even know what they are reporting on any longer. Now it's illegal campaign hush money that is going to sink Trump.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 15, 2019 06:57 AM (JUOKG)

878 This voting on legislation before anyone reads the final bill bullcrap is getting old.
Literally, no one knows the full extent of what is being voted on.

This is no way to run a country.

A banana republic sure, but not an alleged republic.

Posted by: John The Savage at February 15, 2019 06:58 AM (+Yq5T)

879 And he has decided to turn on me. He is so full of hate and anger for a 17 year old.

Sorry for your troubles. I've got no kids, but I was once 17. Pressures from others might be making the behavior less then desirable.

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 07:00 AM (8ikIW)

880 Nothing worse than waking up, firing up the computer and have Yahoo "news" popup accidentally.

Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2019 07:00 AM (cprq8)

881 blaster, is this a sudden change?

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:03 AM (SjvTs)

882 So that's where or beloved Supreme court lady is, riding a bike to Nepal to climb Mt. Everest. What a women.

Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2019 07:04 AM (cprq8)

883 Menendez is a child fukn idiot

https://www.pscp.tv/w/1zqKVOOWlEZGB

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 07:05 AM (JFO2v)

884 What a women.
Posted by: Colin


She wears me down to the nub...

...The Paolo...

Posted by: Bruce at February 15, 2019 07:07 AM (8ikIW)

885
Nigerians: Committing the hate crimes that Americans don't wish to perform themselves.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 07:07 AM (jYje5)

886 Morning all

In a good mood. We'll see how long that lasts?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:07 AM (bim/x)

887 883
Menendez is a child fukn idiot


What is that, a poll?

If so, its meaningless and no different than a Two Minutes Hate.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 07:08 AM (oVJmc)

888 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:09 AM (SjvTs)

889 It's funny that Jussie didn't know of any white people to play the white racists and had to pin it on black guys.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 07:10 AM (oVJmc)

890 What is that, a poll?

If so, its meaningless and no different than a Two Minutes Hate.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 07:08 AM (oVJmc)

Nope video of him on Senate floor saying PDT is a Russian Agent just 3 days are Senate Committee said their is ZERO Russia evidence!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 07:10 AM (JFO2v)

891 Nothing worse than waking up, firing up the computer and have Yahoo "news" popup accidentally.
Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2019 07:00 AM (cprq

Oops! Fixed that for you.

There! It never happened.

Posted by: Your Google Browsing History at February 15, 2019 07:10 AM (s0pjO)

892 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.
Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:09 AM (SjvTs)

WTF? Where is PDT?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:11 AM (bim/x)

893
HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:09 AM


If San Fran had any sense they'd give every bum $500 and a bus ticket to Los Angeles and pocket the $99,000,000 change.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 07:11 AM (jYje5)

894 @Ben Had - yes. He is a decent student, senior year in HS, planning for college, last semester he decides to stop turning in any assignments. I am trying to keep him from failing his senior year and save his plans, and boom, he explodes with hate.



Posted by: blaster at February 15, 2019 07:11 AM (ZfRYq)

895
WTF? Where is PDT?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:11 AM


HUD is Dr. Ben Carson's agency.

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 07:12 AM (jYje5)

896 What is that, a poll?



If so, its meaningless and no different than a Two Minutes Hate.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 07:08 AM (oVJmc)



Nope video of him on Senate floor saying PDT is a Russian Agent just
3 days are Senate Committee said their is ZERO Russia evidence!


Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 07:10 AM

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Well someone has to keep the lie alive. It's all they have left other than Trump is bad.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 15, 2019 07:13 AM (JUOKG)

897 menendez is a hack and since he was accused of bribery and brought up on charges he has turned increasingly bitter. What a POS

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:13 AM (bim/x)

898 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.

Send it to the Wall instead.
Then, when Sanctuary California sees the illegals start to deport, the homeless will find the plummeting housing prices get them off the street.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 15, 2019 07:13 AM (oVJmc)

899 WTF? Where is PDT?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:11 AM

HUD is Dr. Ben Carson's agency.
Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 07:12 AM (jYje5)

The President is the head of the Executive. He should step in and shit can that shit

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:13 AM (bim/x)

900 blaster, as long as he is this angry, I would make him submit to a drug test.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:14 AM (SjvTs)

901 'And he has decided to turn on me. He is so full of hate and anger for a 17 year old'

Patience and love blaster. It worked for my parents.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2019 07:15 AM (UdKB7)

902 @Ben Had it isn't drugs. And yes, I know, every parent thinks it isn't drugs until they find out it is, but it isn't.

Posted by: blaster at February 15, 2019 07:15 AM (ZfRYq)

903 Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazons corporate greed

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 07:17 AM (JFO2v)

904 NGU, the money is going to Pelosi's district.

Coincidence, I think not.

Govt. out of control

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:18 AM (SjvTs)

905 LA Times: In just a decade or so California will go to 100% clean energy. Solar panels, battery's, wind mills for all. Electric cars, trains, buses. What a wonderful dream.

Posted by: Colin at February 15, 2019 07:18 AM (cprq8)

906 Govt. out of control
Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:18 AM (SjvTs)

Amen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at February 15, 2019 07:19 AM (bim/x)

907 There is nothing more hard headed than a 17 year old boy. I was awful. I got slightly better once I hit 29.

Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2019 07:21 AM (UdKB7)

908 LA Times: In just a decade or so California will go
to 100% clean energy. Solar panels, battery's, wind mills for all.
Electric cars, trains, buses. What a wonderful dream.


Posted by: Colin

California needs to be isolated from the national electric grid. So they don't get contaminated by dirty electricity or contribute to global warming.

Posted by: Ripley at February 15, 2019 07:22 AM (MxEKc)

909 JJ is up

Posted by: never enough caffeine at February 15, 2019 07:22 AM (N3JsI)

910
Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazons corporate greed

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 15, 2019 07:17 AM


The Democrat Platform:
No new jobs
Unrestricted immigration
Empty the prisons
Higher taxes
No dairy
No plane travel

Did I miss anything?

Posted by: Newest Nic at February 15, 2019 07:23 AM (jYje5)

911 There is nothing more hard headed than a 17 year old boy. I was awful. I got slightly better once I hit 29.


Posted by: freaked at February 15, 2019 07:21 AM

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I was horrible when I was 17. The Army beat that out of me when I turned 18.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at February 15, 2019 07:23 AM (JUOKG)

912 >> a decent student, senior year in HS, planning for college, last semester he decides to stop turning in any assignments. I am trying to keep him from failing his senior year and save his plans, and boom, he explodes with hate.
===

Oh, come on! This poor kid is desperate to get laid.

Posted by: 17 yr old hormones at February 15, 2019 07:24 AM (s0pjO)

913 blaster, then I agree with freaked. Patience and love.

Posted by: Ben Had at February 15, 2019 07:24 AM (SjvTs)

914 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.
Posted by: Ben Had

That's a lptta toilet paper !

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2019 07:25 AM (sAXP1)

915 A LOTTA even.

Posted by: JT at February 15, 2019 07:25 AM (sAXP1)

916 888 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.
________________

That's ridiculous. Why should taxpayers from other states have to pay for SF's lunatic local policies?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2019 07:28 AM (fqUgw)

917 Did I miss anything?
_____________

No guns for the people living under these shitty policies (Dims can't risk having them fight back).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at February 15, 2019 07:30 AM (fqUgw)

918
888 HUD is giving San Fran 100mill for their homeless crisis.


Firehose 'em into the bay and keep 'em there. Problem solved.

Posted by: a modest proposal at February 15, 2019 07:45 AM (suIXo)

919 Obama tried to call you to talk about the soup, but you didn't pick up (guess you ignore him when you see the caller ID too, huh?) Anyway, he knows we talk, so he called me and I screwed up and didn't check the ID before picking it up. Obi-mama ripped me a new one and insisted Allah would strike me dead if I didn't relay his message about the soup to you:
"I've got news for you! You didn't make that soup! The government did! Sure, you mixed together some chicken and noodles and heated it, but where did you get the chicken? The noodles? The heat? That's right! I MADE YOUR SOUP AND DON'T YOU EVER STOP GIVING ME CREDIT FOR IT!!!"

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