Surprise! Defund The Police Didn't Do What The Professional Racists Claimed It Would Do!
It Did The Opposite...Crime Is Way Up In Minority Areas

Well, it's not really a surprise, and it is quite possibly the intended consequence of demonizing the police and restricting their actions via regulation and the explicit threat of legal action against any policeman who does what used to be his job just a few years ago.

This is right out of the communist playbook, which calls for the degradation of the rule of law and the polarization of minorities. Alinsky would be proud!

And the willing fools of the media are thrilled to participate, because after all, they're just colored folk and they really don't count. Because let us be honest, the fixation on white victims (preferably young, cut women) is driven not by America's racism, but by the racism of the newsrooms. Who decides what is covered? You and I sure don't!

See No Murder: Despite its obsession with race, the media are blind to the nonwhite victims of rising violent crime.

In recent years, mainstream media have become obsessed with racism. Whether individual or institutional, racism has never faced greater public disapproval according to many reliable measures, yet publications like the New York Times and Washington Post inject the issue into stories on every conceivable topic—from music to sports to cuisine—all calculated to build up the narrative that America is white supremacist at its core. But in their zeal to highlight every racial microaggression at Ivy League universities or in corporate newsrooms, the media all too often ignore the real victims of crime and societal neglect, who are disproportionately nonwhite.
If they question the narrative that aggressive and heavy-handed policing that disproportionately falls on "communities of color" is the cause of so much unrest, then they will inadvertently question the entire basis for the rioting of the last few years. And of course they can't do that!

The facts are simple. Much of the violent crime in America is perpetrated by minorities, and their targets are minorities. As Rudy Giuliani demonstrated in NYC in the 1990s, it is easily solved by simply taking all crime seriously...from jumping turnstiles to littering to jaywalking to carrying weapons illegally.

I find it difficult to believe that minority communities all across this country are united in their desire to defund the police. A much more rational analysis is that most of them are pretty disgusted by the huge increase in crime and would prefer a more robust police presence. But the narrative must be supported, and if that means that crime will rage out of control in American cities, then that's the price that the NY Times and the Washington Post and AOC and the rest of the retards in the hard-left contingent in congress are willing for other people to pay.

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1 Surprise

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 12:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Unpossible!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 05, 2021 12:01 PM (kTF2Z)

3 Just read a American Thinker article on a Columbia University exchange student was murdered by a thug who should have been in jail but was let out by the Marxist DA office.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 12:02 PM (2JoB8)

4 Every Leftist argument starts with race.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 12:03 PM (2JoB8)

5 Remember the old westerns when a cowboy rode into town and cleaned it up with God, guns, and guts! We need more of those guys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 12:03 PM (FVME7)

6 I shant believe it. I shannot, I say.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (4I/2K)

7 Just read a American Thinker article on a Columbia University exchange student was murdered by a thug who should have been in jail but was let out by the Marxist DA office.
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 12:02 PM (2JoB

Columbia? Was probably a left winger who voted for biden.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (Irn0L)

8 Crime is up???
Well blow me over!

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (axyOa)

9 3 Just read a American Thinker article on a Columbia University exchange student was murdered by a thug who should have been in jail but was let out by the Marxist DA office.
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 12:02 PM (2JoB

I'm sure many NYCers hate this in quiet, while cheering donks in public. To hell with their duplicity.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (ONvIw)

10 It's also a fact that most murders happen in places with very strict gun control laws.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (oHd/0)

11 Natural selection will not be denied.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (VwHCD)

12 Former Senator Bob Dole, longtime Republican leader, dies at 98 https://cnb.cx/3lDCGJ3

We lost a good man. A patriot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (Irn0L)

13 Bob Dole has died.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (63Dwl)

14 5 Remember the old westerns when a cowboy rode into town and cleaned it up with God, guns, and guts! We need more of those guys.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 12:03 PM (FVME7)

And Beer for my Horses?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (oHd/0)

15 Columbia? Was probably a left winger who voted for biden.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (Irn0L)

Foreign student

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (ONvIw)

16 OT

Bob Dole died.

Posted by: It's Happening at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (6BljC)

17 In recent years, mainstream media have become obsessed with racism.

Gee, I wonder why? *sideeyes the Chicago Lightbringer* The blessings of his administration maybe?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:06 PM (4I/2K)

18 Columbia? Was probably a left winger who voted for biden.
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:04 PM (Irn0L)

Foreign student
Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (ONvIw)

Same thing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:06 PM (Irn0L)

19 the media all too often ignore the real victims of crime and societal neglect,

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The Donks always protect the guilty and blame the innocent.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (FVME7)

20 The wife of a friend of mine, former Columbia prof, was stabbed to death near CU in 1977. I think we're worse off than in 1977.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (ONvIw)

21 Until blacks as a group acknowledge the obvious fact that the way the world reacts to them is based predominately on their own behavior and values, they will persist as inhabitants of the lowest rungs of the economic ladder.

Blaming the world for its "systemic racism" without taking any personal responsibility only makes their situation worse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (VxC1e)

22 Former Senator Bob Dole, longtime Republican leader, dies at 98 https://cnb.cx/3lDCGJ3

We lost a good man. A patriot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (Irn0L)

Yeah, that sucks. RIP Senator.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (VwHCD)

23 Godspeed to your eternal reward, Mr. Dole.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (4I/2K)

24
1. Defund the popo
2. Every one that is a career criminal is now retired from the life
3. Peace breaks out everywhere, racism goes extinct
4. ???
5. WTF?
6. Why is the murder rate up?

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (IJES/) - at December 05, 2021 12:08 PM (IJES/)

25 Until blacks as a group acknowledge the obvious fact that the way the world reacts to them is based predominately on their own behavior and values, they will persist as inhabitants of the lowest rungs of the economic ladder.

Blaming the world for its "systemic racism" without taking any personal responsibility only makes their situation worse.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:07 PM (VxC1e)

So true, yet it don't have to be that way.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 12:08 PM (VwHCD)

26 It's also a fact that most murders happen in places with very strict gun control laws.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM


Which they no longer enforce in democrat Cities. Heck in $hitcago the prosecutor won't even charge gang members with any crimes related to gun violence, citing "mutual combat" as the reason not to charge them.


They are clinically insane.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (bVYXr)

27 Dozens of Uhaul Trucks Picked Up Mysterious Patriot Protesters after Creepy March in DC - Another Democrat Stunt?

As the marchers fled Washington DC - Several Uhaul trucks pulled up to drive them off.

These marchers were either Feds or Democrat operatives. Or both.


https://bit.ly/3y02ILt

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (Do5/p)

28 F.I.B. marches on the Capitol...

https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/
1467474381387583495

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 12:10 PM (UHVv4)

29 The truth is expendable but the narrative, never!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 12:10 PM (FVME7)

30 I believe the first paper to divulge the race of the NYC killer that knifed the Columbia grad student to death, was the UK's Daily Mail.

You always know by the silence of the big US outlets, in ID'ing perps' race, that it's a POC.

Waukesha was an example. They do it every time.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at December 05, 2021 12:11 PM (KiBMU)

31 These marchers were either Feds or Democrat operatives. Or both.

https://bit.ly/3y02ILt
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (Do5/p)

Fascist Bureau of Intimidation?

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:12 PM (ONvIw)

32 It seems those in charge have a hard time putting it together that for some odd, unexplained reason crime is always rampant in minority areas of our large, bright blue cities.

Maybe it's a cultural thing and they like it that way.

Maybe all those rap lyrics are telling us something.

You know, like a message.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 12:12 PM (R/m4+)

33 I keep thinking of previous press magnates and their insistence on war. Hearst was, I think, a premier example.

Who remembers the Maine?

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 12:12 PM (MIKMs)

34 Which they no longer enforce in democrat Cities. Heck in $hitcago the prosecutor won't even charge gang members with any crimes related to gun violence, citing "mutual combat" as the reason not to charge them.

They are clinically insane.
Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (bVYXr)

Unless you are white and try to defend yerself, then watch out.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:13 PM (oHd/0)

35 I thought they already pivoted to claim that it was Trump who wanted to defund the police? They might as well - the "news" will gleefully report that, and the rubes generally believe what the screen tells them to believe, so it's a sure winner for them.

Need proof? Look at the "patriot protestors" from the other day. That was such a bunch of glowies that they could probably be seen with the naked eye from space, but the rubes will nod along as the screen tells them it is MAGA folks causing trouble.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at December 05, 2021 12:13 PM (lNHqD)

36 Dozens of Uhaul Trucks Picked Up Mysterious Patriot Protesters after Creepy March in DC

And delivered them back to FBI barracks in Quantico.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 05, 2021 12:13 PM (I2/tG)

37 They are clinically insane.
Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (bVYXr)

Again, no. They are following an evil agenda, but insanity is not part of the picture. Reprehensible does not equal insane.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:13 PM (ONvIw)

38 Support your local sheriff but not the _ _ _. Or the _ _ _.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 12:15 PM (FUuQA)

39 . As Rudy Giuliani demonstrated in NYC in the 1990s, it is easily solved by simply taking all crime seriously...from jumping turnstiles to littering to jaywalking to carrying weapons illegally.

That works if "crime" is something the is genuinely harmful to society or better yet 'violations of another citizen's God given Rights.' These days, things like not wearing a mask, standing too close to other people, or speaking out against the universally evil values of progressives (particularly if you're a parent looking to defend your children from the ideological predators in their schools) are considered 'crimes'.

Posted by: Methos at December 05, 2021 12:15 PM (kOpft)

40 31 These marchers were either Feds or Democrat operatives. Or both.

https://bit.ly/3y02ILt
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 12:09 PM (Do5/p)

Fascist Bureau of Intimidation?
Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 12:12 PM (ONvIw)

Media and cameras there, film with proof. It's ILLEGAL to ride in Transport trucks like that. And if they cross state lines? That becomes a Federal Problem. So, how about some enterprising Reporter get the license plates of said trucks, and see who rented them?

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:15 PM (oHd/0)

41 Yet the level of self awareness by these fucktards is barren like my field of give-a-shits.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 12:16 PM (BFigT)

Sunday Morning Book Thread 12-05-2021

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North Reading Room, Doe Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA


Good morning to all you 'rons, 'ettes, lurkers, and lurkettes, wine moms, frat bros, and crétins sans pantalon (who are technically breaking the rules). Welcome once again to the stately, prestigious, internationally acclaimed and high-class Sunday Morning Book Thread, a weekly compendium of reviews, observations, snark, witty repartee, hilarious bon mots, and a continuing conversation on books, reading, spending way too much money on books, writing books, and publishing books by escaped oafs and oafettes who follow words with their fingers and whose lips move as they read. Unlike other AoSHQ comment threads, the Sunday Morning Book Thread is so hoity-toity, pants are required. Even this scowly fellow would qualify, and I hope they're paying him enough money to compensate for this extreme public humiliation they're putting him through.



It Pays To Increase Your Word Power®

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Heh. Anybody else read this as 'faucinorious'?




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Rare Books

Occasionally I will get an e-mail from someone who tells me that he has inherited a bunch of old books from a deceased family member and wants to sell them, believing someone would be be willing to pay a good chunk of change on his inventory.

Yeah, no.

The chance that you have a book worth more than a few dollars on the antiaqe book market is quite small. The collectible book market is fickle and hard to gauge accurately. I claim no expertise in this area, but I have learned a few small things.

Generally speaking:

1. Age does not automatically bestow value.

2. The book has to be in very good to excellent condition.

3. In addition, there has to be something very special about the book. For example, a book owned by a very famous person (and provenance can be certified) might be valuable. Perhaps he signed it. Or, a signed, first edition of a book by a well-known author. That last bit is important. I've a number of signed first editions in my collection, but the authors aren't big and famous so all they have for me is sentimental value. Such books you can often purchase from used book sites for a few extra dollars. They're fun to have, but they won't make you rich.

4. Probably the best route to take is to find a book appraiser near you. Use your favorite search engine. Also, AbeBooks has a good overview on what makes a book collectible. Including this short tutorial:


To give you an idea of what's selling, CBD sent me a link to AbeBook's most expensive sales in 2021. And you'll like this: Coming in at #9 is "Grapefruit" by Yoko Ono, which sold for $25,250.

What makes it so valuable?

Self-published in 1964 with a run of 500 copies, this is a first edition of Yoko Ono’s piece of conceptual art. Grapefruit offers "instructions to help you through life" divided into five sections - music, painting, events, poetry and objects. This copy is inscribed by Ono to American artist Ken Dewey.

The publication date is before the time she broke up the Beatles (Lennon didn't meet her until 1966), so there's that.

Anyway, the rest of the list is worth perusing to see what's selling big.



Who Dis:

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Last week's who dis was actor George Nader.



Moron Recommendations

Last week, in response to a request, commenter naturalfake offered up an extensive list of dystopian novels worth reading, and many of them are, or ought to be, classics. I've selected a few that looked particularly interesting.

The first is A Regiment of Women, first published in 1973, about which NF says "Feminism takes over the world. Yay! Everything is perfect now! Or is it? Your tolerance of the grotesque will determine whether or not you enjoy this very black comedy."

The Amazon blurb says:

Women reign supreme in the not-so-distant future, where Georgie Cornell has no choice but to wear the high heel shoe on the other foot. Swept into the chaotic world of publishing, he is at the mercy of his female bosses, especially if his pencil skirt is an inch too short.

Georgie only has one male coworker he can lean on for a bit of support, and his friend Charlie’s fascination with gender roles borders on the scandalous for Georgie’s taste. Still, when Georgie loses his job it’s Charlie he turns to for comfort. Spilling a drink on his expensive dress, he has no choice but to wear the women’s clothes Charlie keeps in secret on the way home. The simple journey quickly turns chaotic when Georgie is taken in by the police for the crime of being a transvestite. A prison escape is only the start of this piercing, insightful, and prescient look at gender norms.

Imagine if the USA were run by the Women's Studies department of any Ivy League school. Fun, huh?

The Kindle edition is $6.99. Berger has written a number of other novels including, get this, Little Big Man (I never knew the movie came from a book), and the sequel, The Return of Little Big Man.

I recommend checking out Berger's other books, some of which sell for as low as $2.99 on Kindle.

Naturalfake also recommends This Perfect Day by Ira Levin, wherein all the world's problems have been solved:

Considered one of the great dystopian novels—alongside Anthony Burgess's A Clockwork Orange and Aldous Huxley's Brave New World—Ira Levin's frightening glimpse into the future continues to fascinate readers even forty years after publication.

The story is set in a seemingly perfect global society. Uniformity is the defining feature; there is only one language and all ethnic groups have been eugenically merged into one race called “The Family.“ The world is ruled by a central computer called UniComp that has been programmed to keep every single human on the surface of the earth in check. People are continually drugged by means of regular injections so that they can never realize their potential as human beings, but will remain satisfied and cooperative. They are told where to live, when to eat, whom to marry, when to reproduce. even the basic facts of nature are subject to the UniComp's will—men do not grow facial hair, women do not develop breasts, and it only rains at night.

With a vision as frightening as any in the history of the science fiction genre, This Perfect Day is one of Ira Levin's most haunting novels.

$12.99 for the Kindle edition.

Levin has written other novels which you all should know: The Stepford Wives, Rosemary's Baby, The Boys from Brazil and A Kiss Before Dying

An impressive list. Berger has had almost as many of his novels adapted as Philip K. Dick.

Here's one more classic dystopian novel, one that I have actually heard of, although I know nothing about it: Facial Justice by LP Hartley. This story takes place in a post-apocalyptic society that has sought to banish privilege and envy, to the extent that people will even have their faces surgically altered in order to appear neither too beautiful nor too ugly.

Jael 97 is an Alpha. Deemed over-privileged for her beauty, she is compelled to report to the Ministry of Facial Justice, where her face will be reconstructed. For Jael lives in the New State, created out of the devastation of the Third World War. Under the rule of the Darling Dictator, citizens must wear sackcloth and ashes, and only a 17.5% quotum of personality is permitted to each. Anything that inspires envy is forbidden. But Jael cannot suppress her rebellious spirit. Secretly, she starts to reassert the rights of the individual, and decides to hunt down the faceless Dictator.

Facial Justice was first published in 1960. So it's kind of an historical document.

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387 Just read a lengthy review of Scott Atlas's book A Plague Upon Our House. Has anyone rad it? I don't usually read this kind of book, but the review makes it sound phenomenal exposing all the players that have made our lives miserable since Covid arrived on our shores.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at November 28, 2021 11:16 AM (Y+l9t)

The Brownstone review is here. Seems a bit over-the-top, but I haven't read it, so I don't know. My point is, with a book like A Plague Upon Our House: My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America, by Dr. Scott Atlas what I'd be worried about is being misled by my own confirmation bias. Because I'm really interested in how these Covid decisions were made, who made them, why they were decided they way they were, and what evidence they were based on. Now this book is eyewitness testimony, and should be taken seriously. But remember:

The one who states his case first seems right, until the other comes and examines him.
--Prov. 18:17

There might be other witnesses who would tell a different story. For example, Donald Trump is a self-admitted germaphobe (according to his 2004 book 'How To Get Rich'), so did that affect his Covid policy decisions, and if so, how?

Also, with a subtitle like 'My Fight at the Trump White House to Stop COVID from Destroying America', that's kind of a tip that this is not going to be an evenhanded, dispassionate factual account, but the author definitely has an agenda. It's highly doubtful that Dr. Atlas is 100% right and everyone else whom he is criticizing in his book is 100% wrong. This is something to keep in mind when you're reading his book.

So I intend to read it, but I'm going to hold onto it loosely.

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And Now, a PSA From the AoSHQ Sunday Morning Book Thread:

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So the takeaway here is that you'll be helping out moron authors whose books you read by taking a few minutes to write a review and post it to Amazon.

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If you like, you can follow me on Twitter, where I make the occasional snarky comment.

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So that's all for this week. As always, book thread tips, suggestions, bribes, insults, threats, ugly pants pics and moron library submissions may be sent to OregonMuse, Proprietor, AoSHQ Book Thread, at the book thread e-mail address: aoshqbookthread, followed by the 'at' sign, and then 'G' mail, and then dot cee oh emm.

What have you all been reading this week? Hopefully something good, because, as you all know, life is too short to be reading lousy books.

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1 Tolle Lege

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:01 AM (2JoB8)

2 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at December 05, 2021 09:02 AM (71luh)

3 Based on book she's reading, Who Dis is Patricia Neal?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:03 AM (PiwSw)

4 Morning, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:03 AM (NQjQK)

5 Facinorious is a great word to describe Democrat leaders.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:04 AM (bFMjy)

6 One for the Book Thread later now...

Edward Elderman
at_edwereddie

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2:34 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3Gj5Kxc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 09:05 AM (Do5/p)

7 Finished one David Vining's Battle of Lake Erie, one young Americans adventure in the war of 1812.
Loved it, but then love military stories. Had no idea about the Battle so at least a idea how it happened.
Would recommend it, even for young teenage readers.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:05 AM (2JoB8)

8 I like Ira Levin, and read This Perfect Day after seeing Rosemary's Baby. I've always wonder why it has never been dramatized.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 09:06 AM (EZebt)

9 I was able to read a couple of interesting books this week. First up is one that was inspired by an ONT discussion from earlier this week. The comments were about the idea of human civilization being much older than we might expect, given some current archaeological evidence (or something to that effect). So I started reading Brian Lumley's Tales of the Primal Earth which is part of the Cthulhu Mythos in that the stories take place on a supercontinent millions of years in Earth's past inhabited by humans dominated by a Lovecraftian world. Good stuff.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:07 AM (NQjQK)

10 Extremely wicked as opposed to just marginally wicked from time to time.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 09:07 AM (cknjq)

11 Good morning fellow Book Threadists. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:07 AM (7EjX1)

12 Who dis is obviously Gillian Anderson

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:08 AM (2JoB8)

13 Good morning everyone. I read Levin's TPD long ago and have completely forgotten everything about it. Hmmmm.

Finished Dante's Inferno - now moving into Purgatorio. Absolutely wonderful even though I know how it ends.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 05, 2021 09:08 AM (mD/uy)

14 I have Berger's "Little Big Man" on my kindle, and read it earlier this year. Got several good laughs out of it!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:09 AM (bFMjy)

15 Kidding of course

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:09 AM (2JoB8)

16 Rereading the elemental masters series by Mercdes Lackey.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 09:09 AM (mpXpK)

17 Russia Today has a funny tweet, oddly enough.

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/
1467463769773146113

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 09:10 AM (UHVv4)

18 Women reign supreme in the not-so-distant future, where Georgie Cornell has no choice but to wear the high heel shoe on the other foot. Swept into the chaotic world of publishing, he is at the mercy of his female bosses, especially if his pencil skirt is an inch too short.

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Oh, sure. RadFem syfy dystopia can come true but where are our flying cars?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:11 AM (FVME7)

19 I have Webster's Works, vol. IV (1857) and The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, vol. 2 which turns 200 next year. Both readable, neither in very good condition (though not poor).

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 09:11 AM (KAi1n)

20 Facinorious means extremely wicked. So then, an extremely wicked, public health sociopath might be considered Faucinorious.

Posted by: Buck Throckmorton at December 05, 2021 09:12 AM (d9Cw3)

21 Gillian Anderson...yum

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:12 AM (bFMjy)

22 10 Extremely wicked as opposed to just marginally wicked from time to time.
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 09:07 AM (cknjq)

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It's the difference between "the prince of darkness" and "Phil, the prince of insufficient light"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 05, 2021 09:13 AM (CAJOC)

23 I read Stephen Baxter's The Raft where a group of human refugees are living on a makeshift spacecraft in a universe where the gravitational constant is radically different. Leads to some interesting effects. The nebula where the events take place is slowly dying so the main conflict is trying to escape to another nebula. However, the scarcity of resources is a problem. Naturally, Communism arrives to save the day! (not really, of course.) This novel shows that Communism really is an infectious disease that causes strife and division even in the ass-end of an alternate universe when humans are on the brink of destruction. Good stuff.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:13 AM (NQjQK)

24 Everybody in that UC Berkeley library is high.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 09:14 AM (Dc2NZ)

25 Russia Today has a funny tweet, oddly enough.

https://twitter.com/RT_com/status/
1467463769773146113
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 09:10 AM (UHVv4)
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A whole new source of Russian youtube dashcam videos.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:14 AM (bFMjy)

26 Everybody in that UC Berkeley library is high.
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And most think Republicans belong in concentration camps

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:16 AM (bFMjy)

27 Nice reading room!

Those pants....Fagetaboutit!

The Who Dis is that broad who was always making out with John Wayne when he served in the Pacific.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 09:17 AM (R/m4+)

28 I finished "Fiddlehead", the final volume in Cherie Priest's steampunk zombiad. I liked it. Alternate history clockpunk is my slow jam.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:18 AM (Dc2NZ)

29 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:13 AM (NQjQK)


And another one goes on the "to get" list!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:18 AM (PiwSw)

30 A whole new source of Russian youtube dashcam videos.
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Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 09:19 AM (UHVv4)

31 Sad to say, I read it as "Farinacious"

It was grueling for me.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 09:19 AM (ZMraq)

32 That poor "deez pants" guy looks like a mashup of 2001 and Midsommar.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:19 AM (Dc2NZ)

33 As soon as finished TJM and Molly Hemingway's books on ebook the review request came immediately up so did. ( don't think I am good at them btw) but as got JJ's in real book that hasn't happened though purposely bought it from Amazon to do this. Can you go and request a review? Tried it once long ago and didn't get the book from Amazon and it wouldn't let me.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:21 AM (2JoB8)

34 I am on time to the Book Thread for a change!

Still involved in 100 Days of Dante. What a terrific use of the web! Unfortunately I am still behind (on Inferno XXX -- note the Latian, as Longfellow (Harvard Classics) calls it). It's a great, great work no doubt, but I sometimes get weary of Dante the Poet's naming names and settling scores. I'm also not particularly interested in Italian geography. Various annotations, footnotes, and commentaries help with that. Translator Esolen's inclusion of relevant parts of Virgil's Aeneid (Aeneas visit to underworld) in the notes post script was a genius decision.

For tasty tastiness I re-read moronette Sabrina Chase's Last Mage Guardian and its two follow-ons. Yummy.

Posted by: sinmi at December 05, 2021 09:21 AM (A5IVt)

35 I love that photo of the writing desk with the pile of books (hooray for horizontal space) and the typewriter. It looks like it belongs in a rustic cottage designed for comfort and erudition.

I imagine the liquor cabinet is just off to the side out of view beside the floor to ceiling bookshelves.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:21 AM (7EjX1)

36 Read Typhoon: The Other Enemy by C. Raymond Calhoun. Published in 1981, this was a brief examination of the ordeal and aftermath of the December 1944 typhoon that sank three destroyers and seriously damaged several aircraft carriers. The author was a skipper of the USS Dewey caught in the typhoon and she has the record of surviving an over 72 degree list - beyond the limits of the inclinometer.

Two of the three lost destroyers were of the the 1934 Farragut class. The author has a real bone to pick with Bureau of Ships: they knew the class was becoming unstable because of added equipment during the war but did not address the issue even though they were getting complaints of bad rolling.

Fairly interesting. I had not realized that there were growing concerns in the Farragut crews and Halsey actually put the Third Fleet in two typhoons in 1944 and 1945. Rating = 4.0/5.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 09:22 AM (pJWtt)

37 Who dis is the mother Of George Tsoukalas.

Posted by: Sasquatch, the Original Trans-Wookie at December 05, 2021 09:22 AM (xxG/v)

38 Hartley wrote "Facial Justice" in 1960, and Vonnegut used a similar idea in his 1961 short story "Harrison Bergeron". I wonder if he'd read the Hartley book?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:23 AM (bFMjy)

39 >>> 8 I like Ira Levin, and read This Perfect Day after seeing Rosemary's Baby. I've always wonder why it has never been dramatized.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 09:06 AM (EZebt)

Too close to what the collectivists want? Can't let the proles think it's a *bad* idea for the world to be run that way.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 05, 2021 09:25 AM (llON8)

40 I am still reading up on Jutland, and preparing to go back to my drudgery of writing next week.

I am also rereading Plutarch's Fall of the Roman Republic because "hey why not?"

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:26 AM (Lzpvj)

41 Dave Eggars' "The Every", a sequel to "The Circle", is hilarious and horrifying. I had a good chuckle on nearly every page as he lampoons the geekspeak of these happiness engineers, but the global media saturation wrought by this Google-oid company is truly awful. There isn't a place on earth that doesn't have a camera installed so that everyone can "see the world" from the comfort of their sterile pods (well, almost everywhere -- the angry inhabitants of South Sentinel Island killed and ate the technician who tried to install cameras there).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:26 AM (Dc2NZ)

42 This book amps up the humanity hacking and social credit schemes.

"Like a growing majority of tech innovations, the invention and proliferation of Samaritan, an app standard on Everyphones, was driven by a mixture of benign utopianism and pseudofascist behavioral compliance. A million shams -- a bastard mash of Samaritan and shame - were posted each day, exposing swervy drivers, loud gym grunters, Louvre line-cutters, single-use-plastic-users, and blithe allowers of infants-crying-in-public. Getting shammed was not the problem. The problem was if you got ID'd and tagged, and if the video got widely shared, commented on, and tipped your Shame Aggregate to unacceptable levels. Then it could follow you for life."

The best part is, the young woman infiltrating the corporation keeps brainstorming these crazy ideas hoping that surely this one is so crazily horrendous it will make people rebel. but they all love them.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:27 AM (Dc2NZ)

43 39 Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 05, 2021 09:25 AM (llON

For the same reason Whore E Wood removed the cogent social commentary from the literary "Death Wish."

Moonbats like cockroaches loathe daylight.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:27 AM (Lzpvj)

44 When I started reading about the dystopian female overlords, I first thought it was going to be about 'Monstrous Regiment' by Pratchett.

My current recommendation for under 30s of my acquaintance is 'Witches Abroad' about the power of The Narrative.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 09:28 AM (MIKMs)

45 Busy week so not a lot of reading, although I did finish re-reading Dune. It's . . . not as great as I remembered. There's a huge idiot plot where Paul's loyal Atreides retainers think his mom was the traitor who betrayed them, and if anyone had ever bothered to say this out loud Paul could have said, "No, it was the Doc. The Baron killed his wife," and that would have been that. I don't know why Herbert stuck in that pointless intrigue.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:29 AM (QZxDR)

46 Facial Justice made me think of a Twilight Zone episode. I found two that are similar - 'Eye of the Beholder' and 'Number 12 Looks Just Like You' The latter seems to be the closest fit. Teens have to pick one of 12 models that they will be made to look like. I'm amazed at how often I'll see a show that make me think, 'Hmm, great story', and then I find out it came from an earlier book.

I look forward to the Book Thread every week. I've found many recommendations that I've enjoyed and subjects I'd never have found without the Thread.

Posted by: JerseyDevilRider at December 05, 2021 09:29 AM (XEfn8)

47 Who dis looks like Merle Oberon. Mmmm, Merle Oberon.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 09:29 AM (KAi1n)

48 She is too pretty (and angular) to be Patricia Neal.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 05, 2021 09:30 AM (rDgjh)

49 I also began dipping into "Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy (my first Clancy novel). He's certainly no prose stylist, but he knows how to keep you turning the page.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:30 AM (Dc2NZ)

50 I think about half the books I buy start as Moron recommendations on the Book Thread.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM (QZxDR)

51 I have only ever left one book review on Amazon. It was for a Schlichter book I hadn't read, and was a polite, but dismissive response to another reviewer's review. (He slammed the book, but also hadn't read it. It was just after it came out)

Amazon said I had been a naughty boy, and that I was blocked from leaving further reviews. That was several years ago, and I haven't been unblocked yet. I have not inquired about the matter with Amazon, because f*** them.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM (ZsR3z)

52 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM (M3Z2J)

53 49 Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:30 AM (Dc2NZ)

Clancy's main hubris is he thinks the Farm is a monastic order of "great guys."

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:32 AM (Lzpvj)

54 I've been on a Robert Harris historical fiction binge lately. I've just finished Munich about feeding Czechoslovakia to Hitler in 1938 in exchange for peace in our time. I've just started V2 about efforts to sabotage Hitler's missiles. (Harris also wrote Fatherland set in the early '60s as Hitler's attempts to reach an understanding with President Kennedy (not JFK but his father, old man Joe) are disrupted by an uppity German detective who, while investigating a routine case, begins to question where all the Jews went.)

Munich has a good French pun but I don't know if it's true or not. The French thought Prime Minister Chamberlain was soft on Hitler and the Germans so they nicknamed him J'aime Berlin, "I love Berlin".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:32 AM (FVME7)

55 50 I think about half the books I buy start as Moron recommendations on the Book Thread.
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM (QZxDR)
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Easily!

OM, you are an internet influencer!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 09:32 AM (Dc2NZ)

56 What is the guy in "the pants" holding? Some giant silver orb???

Posted by: lin-duh at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (UUBmN)

57 I'll have to check into the "Battle of Lake Erie" book Skip mentioned. I know about Perry and the battle in general but not details. That time and area, the old Northwest, is
has always seemed interesting, sort of an extension of the 18th century explorations and settlements.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (7EjX1)

58 Who Dis looks like Joan Weldon, of the 1954 Them cast.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (ZsR3z)

59 Yup. That's Neal. Married to Roald Dahl. He took care of her after a stroke, helped pioneer new rehab techniques to get her up and mobile again. Then they broke up. Don't know whose idea it was.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (QZxDR)

60 When I started reading about the dystopian female overlords, I first thought it was going to be about 'Monstrous Regiment' by Pratchett.
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Do they go on the offensive once a month??

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (UHVv4)

61 The first "feminists take over" book I know of is The Marvelous Land of Oz (#2 in the series).

Actually a lot of fun, especially the translation scene. But it does end with a boy transitioning into a girl, so beware.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (7X3UV)

62 My current recommendation for under 30s of my acquaintance is 'Witches Abroad' about the power of The Narrative.
Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 09:28 AM (MIKMs)
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That's a very common theme in the Discworld novels. Often the villains have their own preferred "narrative" which is then offset by the heroes more compelling "narrative." The GURPS Discworld role-playing game supplement explicitly says that the way to beat a good story is to tell an even better story.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (NQjQK)

63 Amazon said I had been a naughty boy,

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The Bee says Santa has abandon his naughty or nice list this year in favor of a vaccinated or unvaccinated list.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (FVME7)

64 In the last 70 pages of Leviathan Falls, the 9th/last volume of The Expanse series by James SA Corey, which is my favorite space opera ever. As I suspected would happen in the middle of the series when they introduced a new existential enemy of humanity (evil interdimensional/between the atoms/quantum level killer something somethings), they've written themselves into a fairly underwhelming corner and so the tale is slogging to its end without being particularly satisfying or narratively coherent. I'll be sad to leave these characters and this universe and story because I've really enjoyed it over the last 10 years.

Also reading "Icebreaker" by Victor Suvorov, which was recommended to me on this thread several weeks ago. Premise is that Stalin was going to invade Germany and central Europe in July 1941, which explains why he had all his armies right up against the new Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact border with Germany when Hitler jumped the starter's pistol on June 22, 1941. This theory is "controversial" amongst historians but Suvarov makes a good case, noting how Stalin had dismantled the USSR's interior defenses and positioned his armies to go on the attack.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (pTHOC)

65 >>Amazon said I had been a naughty boy, and that I was blocked from leaving further reviews. That was several years ago, and I haven't been unblocked yet. I have not inquired about the matter with Amazon, because f*** them. Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM (ZsR3z)

Zod left a review of your above post of a review you left of a book you hadn't read on Amazon on Amazon. FWIW.

I have not yet been blocked for my review of your review of that other guy's review.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (M3Z2J)

66 Zod left a review of your above post of a review you left of a book you hadn't read on Amazon on Amazon. FWIW.

I have not yet been blocked for my review of your review of that other guy's review.

Posted by: ZOD


How's the relationship between your sister and mooses.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:36 AM (ZsR3z)

67 My current read is Barbara Tuchman's "The March of Folly." Indeed!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at December 05, 2021 09:37 AM (71luh)

68 I think after finishing The Expanse, I'm going to circle back and re-read Alastair Reynolds' excellent Revelation Space trilogy. Or maybe re-read Neal Stephenson's Seveneves or start his Baroque Cycle.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:37 AM (pTHOC)

69 Now that I've finished Baxter's The Raft, I've started reading another one of his called Flux. It's about humans genetically modified to live within the "turbulent superfluid mantle of a neutron star." I don't even know where to begin to process that. I'm only a few pages in and it's already bizarre beyond belief. But it's Stephen Baxter, which means it's bound to be a pretty cool story...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:38 AM (NQjQK)

70 Continuing with the 100 Days of Dante and it keeps getting more and more interesting. Besides the rather vivid descriptions and historical insights, it is proving to offer hope for a better life, both in this world and after. I didn't expect that to come through, to me, so strongly.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:38 AM (7EjX1)

71 dystopian female overlords
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (UHVv4)

"Boots. Made for Walking." Sinema verite.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:38 AM (M3Z2J)

72 I didn't dare comment yesterday OregonMuse, but I wanted to thank you for that facinorious photo on yesterday's Chess Thread. Hubba, hubba!

Posted by: Mr. Midwesterner at December 05, 2021 09:39 AM (faP8w)

73 Continuing with the 100 Days of Dante and it keeps getting more and more interesting. Besides the rather vivid descriptions and historical insights, it is proving to offer hope for a better life, both in this world and after. I didn't expect that to come through, to me, so strongly.

Right? I think this guy may have a future as an author.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:39 AM (ZsR3z)

74 The notion that Stalin was getting ready to invade Germany when Hitler struck first does have one strong argument in its favor: otherwise you have to believe that the only person Stalin ever trusted was Adolf Hitler.

That being said, I'm not sure I buy it. Snapping up little Eastern European states when they're being slapped around by Germany is one thing. Taking on a major enemy is another. I suspect Stalin put the armies on the border because that's where you put armies when you want to look threatening and scare your opponent into picking on someone else.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:39 AM (QZxDR)

75 "Boots. Made for Walking." Sinema verite.


Oooh. That's very good.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:40 AM (ZsR3z)

76 Booken Morgen Horden!

Not much to contribute, just checking in

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at December 05, 2021 09:40 AM (FcPY7)

77 >>> 61 The first "feminists take over" book I know of is The Marvelous Land of Oz (#2 in the series).

Actually a lot of fun, especially the translation scene. But it does end with a boy transitioning into a girl, so beware.
Posted by: Eeyore at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (7X3UV)

I would argue that change is not at all in the modern sense that stupid collectivists would wish it to be. Not like they wouldn't lie about it to score points though.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 05, 2021 09:40 AM (llON8)

78 >>How's the relationship between your sister and mooses. Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:36 AM (ZsR3z)

Beautiful. Also, mutated.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:40 AM (M3Z2J)

79 3 Based on book she's reading, Who Dis is Patricia Neal?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:03 AM (PiwSw)


A reasonable guess, but sorry, no.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 09:41 AM (P9aJ6)

80 64 Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM (pTHOC)

Icebreaker has the unfortunate burden of being true.

When you look at Soviet armor development you see two competing ideas. From an engineering standpoint armor is a problem finding the correct spot on the "survivability, lethality, and mobility" triad. He points out that Soviet kit deployed near the border was geared towards the lethality and mobility corner and that is offensive kit not defensive.

Most powers in interwar development pushed the "corners" which is why the UK had the ultra survivable Matilda and the Frogs had a mix of tanks a 50 cal could perforate with what was likely the best "in the middle" tank of the early war the Souma S-35.

The best all around balanced designs of the allied powers wound up being the T-34 and Sherman.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (Lzpvj)

81 Julie Adams

Posted by: vin at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (Z1u3S)

82 Fairly interesting. I had not realized that there were growing concerns in the Farragut crews and Halsey actually put the Third Fleet in two typhoons in 1944 and 1945. Rating = 4.0/5.
Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer

I've read speculation that it was for this reason that although a ship has been named after him, he has not been honored with a class of ships being named after him. He was somewhat like Patton in that he was the right man at the right time but once that time was over, he became wrong.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (FVME7)

83 Hot Coffee...Tolle Lege...got my pants booster...now they reach my shoes!!!

Posted by: Qmark at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (emnp2)

84
Amazon said I had been a naughty boy, and that I was blocked from leaving further reviews. That was several years ago, and I haven't been unblocked yet. I have not inquired about the matter with Amazon, because f*** them.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:31 AM


Yeah, if you write anything that does not help Amazon sell more product they'll block you and/or no longer request your feedback.

I wrote a review of a sous vide machine that went out of control, boiled all the water away (despite having temps that can't be set for higher then 205 degrees F), and the plastic in the sous vide bag could possibly set a kitchen on fire, and they said it was unacceptable and did not publish. So you can see where their concern lies.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (dQvv7)

85 "Mrs. Pollifax on Safari" wasn't as leftist as I had feared it would be, but I still think the people of southern Africa were better off before the Communists took power. (By the way, is Mugabe still alive? I know he's finally out of office.)

Now I'm bingeing on Perry Mason again, comparing the books with the TV episodes derived from those specific books. Current book: "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness."

Also, I did a quick dip into the early issues of an '80s comic book, GrimJack. One story merits mention. It had to do with elections in the pandimensional city of Cynosure. The city is run by a council of ministers. "Nobody elected them, so nobody will vote them out." Elections are for bureaucratic posts. Votes are cast through pledges of money. It's solely to generate revenue. Of course, those posts mean money to somebody.

The writer, John Ostrander, lived in Chicago. No surprise where he got his ideas.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (ZihT8)

86 >>giant silver orb

Turgid.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (M3Z2J)

87 Greetings:

RE: Little Big Man

I recently read "Lakota America" by Pekka Hamalainen and he mentioned an actual Lakota chief who was around in the late 1800s as in the book you mentioned and the subsequent movie.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (uuklp)

88 Regarding this week's pants -

Now, finally, I understand why models look so angry all the time.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (5NkmN)

89 74 Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:39 AM (QZxDR)

Stalin had equipment and leadership that was better geared for the defensive, they were not on the frontier.

As you said, Hitler and Stalin according to conventional wisdom hated each other but also had complete trust in one another.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (Lzpvj)

90 Read The Chaos Mind by Barry Eisler. Call it a popcorn read about spies and killers and politics with a little heft every now and then. Pretty solid - obviously there are characters in the book that have been in other books I have not read. Did not detract from story though

Posted by: Charlottr at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (d2yqy)

91 Mornin', all,

That could be Merle Oberon, though I'm not really familiar with her. Could be Julie Adams of Creature From the Black Lagoon fame?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2021 09:44 AM (c6xtn)

92 Amazon reviews can be addicting. I left JJ a review and then I went around and left five more for other books, before I came to my senses and stopped. Not enough time in the RL day to focus on more than the HQ in silicon world.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:44 AM (jLszb)

93 The Who Dis is that broad who was always making out with John Wayne when he served in the Pacific.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 09:17 AM (R/m4+)


No, however she was in a film with the Duke way later, toward the end of his career.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 09:44 AM (P9aJ6)

94 My current read is Barbara Tuchman's "The March of Folly." Indeed!
Posted by: Biden's Dog

March?!!! They're galloping!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:45 AM (FVME7)

95 Thank you, OM, for another scintillating and erudition-filled Book Thread!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:46 AM (PiwSw)

96 81 Julie Adams

Posted by: vin at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (Z1u3S)


Yes!

Need coffee, brb...

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 09:46 AM (P9aJ6)

97 Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:21 AM (7EjX1)

The photo reminds me of the Japanese-themed long-play gifs from YouTube that I like. They generally feature tatami rooms with open shoji panels to watch the rain while drinking tea and reading a pile of books.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 09:47 AM (MXdMt)

98 The Who Dis is that broad who was always making out with John Wayne when he served in the Pacific.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 09:17 AM (R/m4+)


Maggie!

Rock!

Posted by: Fox2! at December 05, 2021 09:47 AM (qyH+l)

99 I finished "Monstrous Regiment" by Terry Pratchett and sent it to the compost. It's supposed to be a satirically antiwar and anti-religion. It's mostly stupid.

The protagonist is a girl dressed as a boy to find her artistic idiot-savant brother who may or may not be dead.

Spoilers:

Everyone is female except an officer named Blouse who can pass as female in a dress. The real girls are stopped. In fact, they're so manly that even the pregnant one isn't detected. None of them have menstrual cycles to worry about, either.

And despite Brooks' disdain for religion, they're saved (more than once) by a mad girl possessed by the spirit of the Duchess, to whom everyone prays.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 09:48 AM (6j4Tv)

100 In the last 70 pages of Leviathan Falls, the 9th/last volume of The Expanse series by James SA Corey, which is my favorite space opera ever. As I suspected would happen in the middle of the series when they introduced a new existential enemy of humanity (evil interdimensional/between the atoms/quantum level killer something somethings), they've written themselves into a fairly underwhelming corner and so the tale is slogging to its end without being particularly satisfying or narratively coherent. I'll be sad to leave these characters and this universe and story because I've really enjoyed it over the last 10 years.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:34 AM

the final season of The Expanse drops next Friday and I'm kinda dreading it, after the hash they made of season four and season five being underwhelming

seasons one thru three are quite possibly some of the finest space opera ever...I wish I had read the books before discovering the TV adaptation

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 09:49 AM (DUIap)

101

dammit! I did it again

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 09:49 AM (DUIap)

102 I've read speculation that it was for this reason that although a ship has been named after him, he has not been honored with a class of ships being named after him. He was somewhat like Patton in that he was the right man at the right time but once that time was over, he became wrong.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (FVME7)


The Old Man was career Navy (he was a Mustang and retired as a Commander in 1981) and he said the same thing about Halsey.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 09:50 AM (pJWtt)

103 My mother unfortunately is at the Joe Biden stage right now. She's obstinate, demanding and forgetful. I have gotten her at least a dozen books and she says the same thing about all of them. The author repeats himself and it's boring, she's read only one of the books to the end.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 09:50 AM (iXJM1)

104 56 What is the guy in "the pants" holding? Some giant silver orb???
Posted by: lin-duh at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (UUBmN)

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Well, you have to have giant balls of steel to be seen in that outfit.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (CAJOC)

105 I'm reading Billy Summers, a thriller from Stephen King (I know, many of you hate him, but he is a top-notch storyteller). Billy is a hit man with an interesting past and -- if the current job goes as badly south as he thinks it will -- no future at all. It's told in present tense, which I usually hate as an "authorly" affectation, but King's prose is never affected. As usual with his stuff, the story grips you from the beginning.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (c6xtn)

106 It's curious: the highbrow "cerebral" science fiction I used to like now seems dull and not nearly as clever as I thought it was. Meanwhile I'm finding new depths in the pulpy adventure stories by people like Leigh Brackett and Robert E. Howard.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (QZxDR)

107 Amazon is entirely focused on bucks, as commenters are saying. I know an old guy who is a book collector, and writes to Amazon fraud all the time about fake first editions and other valuable stuff he sees listed on the site, and they do not seem to care, generally. He saw a book listed for sale once that he owns, the actual book, and Amazon didn't listen to his complaints until going to epic levels of scream-writing before the site finally took down the advert.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (jLszb)

108 The most recent reviewer of "Mein Kampf" left an all-caps review disparaging the inclusion of an ADL introduction to the book.

IOW, he negatively reviewed their negative review of the book. Curiously, he left four stars. As the Greek deli-owner would've said, "so complications."

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (M3Z2J)

109 102 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 09:50 AM (pJWtt)

Halsey, Patton, and Bomber Harris are all people that "the dignified" decided were problematic after the war.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (Lzpvj)

110 I suspect Stalin put the armies on the border because that's where you put armies when you want to look threatening and scare your opponent into picking on someone else.
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That's what I said!

Posted by: vlad putin at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (UHVv4)

111 dammit! I did it again
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 09:49 AM


* snaps mandibles *

Soon, my pretty!

Posted by: The Barrel at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (a3Q+t)

112 Yeah, if you write anything that does not help Amazon sell more product they'll block you and/or no longer request your feedback.

I don't think that was it. The initial reviewer was a ranting lefty, and his "review" was all bile directed at Schlichter for being a Nazi, etc., and the book was the next Mein Kampf. As I said, the guy hadn't actually read the book, he was just a hate-spewing lefty. My dismissal of his work was short and polite, but to the point. I guess Amazon doesn't like having their worldview questioned.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (ZsR3z)

113 Another space opera I can highly recommend are the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

Hyperion
Fall of Hyperion
Endymion
Rise of Endymion

NB: Do not read the first one without having the second one in hand. The first one ends...abruptly.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (PiwSw)

114 Berger's This Perfect Day sounds like the origin story for the excellent movie Equilibrium with Christian Bale and Sean Bean.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (pTHOC)

115 I made the mistake of reading Michael Dirda's "On Conan Doyle". He does his usual great job showing the many facets, some not as well known, of Doyle's writing and influence. This has reignited my enjoyment of the Sherlock Holmes stories, which I'm starting to reread, but also the related books that came from fans. As a result, I dug out my two volume set of "The Annotated Sherlock Holmes" with all its details and 'fun' deductions. I'll soon have used copies of "Profile BY Gaslight" (love that title) and "The Game Is Afoot", collections of essays and spoofs concerning Holmes. I'm looking forward to their arrival.

BTW, the 'danger' in Michael Dirda books is that he plays hob with my book budget. His "On Conan Doyle" is just a bit more dangerous, for me, than most.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:53 AM (7EjX1)

116 Oops. Levin, not Berger.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 09:53 AM (pTHOC)

117 I was designed by man. I'm almost human genetically so it is legal to enslave us.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (UvMeP)

118 Hi All, Thanks OM!
Still cutting my way through Chernow's Grant. Loving it.

Last Amazon review was for C. Whiting's Peiper (which relates to my own book). It is a dreadful book, with large segments of it either completely fabricated or pure horsehockey.

Posted by: goatexchange at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (APPN8)

119 Had a great feel-good moment this week. I teach rhetoric and composition. This week I asked my students to write SMART goals that would help them improve their writing. Several students said they wanted to become better readers by reading more. They also want to practice writing cursive, which is great...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (NQjQK)

120 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:42 AM (FVME7)

Patton actually was right when 'the time was over'. IMHO of course. MacArthur was also right.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (iXJM1)

121 Word is Joe Stalin ( as opposed to Joe Shithead) went into a depression for a couple weeks after Barbarosa began. So if that is so doubt it was because he wanted to attack Germany first. Another check against that was Stalin purged most of the higher officer Corp in 1938ish.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (2JoB8)

122 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:32 AM (FVME7)

One of the things I learned from Churchill's WWII series was that Czechoslovakia was a major arms producer for the world. No wonder Hitler wanted the region. Not having to fight to get it was a serious bonus.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 09:55 AM (MXdMt)

123 Another space opera I can highly recommend are the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons

Hyperion
Fall of Hyperion
Endymion
Rise of Endymion

NB: Do not read the first one without having the second one in hand. The first one ends...abruptly.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (PiwSw)
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That's definitely in my TBR pile. I read the first one and really enjoyed it. Started the second and then got distracted...Oh, well. It's on the shelf and it's not going anywhere...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 05, 2021 09:56 AM (NQjQK)

124 Number if weedwhackers owned by pants boy: 0

Posted by: Fox2! at December 05, 2021 09:56 AM (qyH+l)

125 I wasn't a fan of "Hyperion". It seems written in a curiously disconnected way, as if the author got a little bored while writing but kept going for form's sake.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:57 AM (jLszb)

126 Stalin expected Germany and France to repeat WW1, then he'd move in. No one expected French defeat in 6 weeks. Stalin was going to invade in '42 after re-tooling from his purges.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 09:57 AM (KAi1n)

127 Halsey, Patton, and Bomber Harris are all people that "the dignified" decided were problematic after the war.
Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:51 AM (Lzpvj)


Ah yes, "Bomber" Harris. Absolutely correct in how to conduct a night-time bombing campaign (i.e., in total war, the civilians that make war material are targets too), but once peace broke out, the politicians decided the faster to forget about him the better.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 09:57 AM (pJWtt)

128 121 Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:54 AM (2JoB

If your plan was to "liberate the poor workers of EUtopia" by hammering the unholy f*ck out of Fritz and Fritz pantsed you because the kit you had staged on the border was inadequate for defense you might hide too.

The best end of WW2 would have been the annihalation of all tyrants, we decided to cut a deal with one Tyrant in particular and paid the price of a 70+ year cold war with them and the loss of China.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:58 AM (Lzpvj)

129 Finished The Voyage Out and thought it very good and I like her style. While it's kind of the boring people doing boring things that made me abandon A Room With A View, she makes it interesting enough to finish the book. Also finished Green Mansions by W H Hudson. meh. Started The Sleepwalkers about the start of WWI and am hooked, Same with The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendahl.

Posted by: who knew at December 05, 2021 09:58 AM (4I7VG)

130 122 Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 09:55 AM (MXdMt)

The Skoda works gave Hitler the best tanks he used in France.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:59 AM (Lzpvj)

131 I'm sure that people who read this smart military blog are aware of such things, but I did run across a website called radionerds.com which has many field manuals and other historical documents related to military communications. I plan on downloading and/or printing several of the general radio and antenna theory FMs. I figure if the Marines can write something in a way that PFC Schmuckatelli can understand it, I just might be able to understand it, too.

Posted by: PabloD at December 05, 2021 09:59 AM (vvvS9)

132 WHOA !

I don't think the pants guy has ever been in the same building as a weedwhacker,

(if you catch my drift)

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (arJlL)

133 Hiya

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (arJlL)

134 Germany used a lot of Czech tanks, referred to as 38(T), (T for Tchechoslovakia)

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (KAi1n)

135 I need to run out to pick up some more of Chekov's Rx food. The Petco website says that store opens at 10. We will see.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (c6xtn)

136 Practice writing cursive?? What a throw-back thing to do!

A woman who works for me has wonderful cursive, ascribed by her to her Catholic school education. Mine is a scrawl and unreadable, so I might do what your students are doing, and imitate her style. Practice, in other words.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (jLszb)

137 Stalin attacked Poland at the same time as Germany and committed comparable atrocities and he was basically rewarded for it.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:01 AM (iXJM1)

138 The photo reminds me of the Japanese-themed long-play gifs from YouTube that I like. They generally feature tatami rooms with open shoji panels to watch the rain while drinking tea and reading a pile of books.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 09:47 AM (MXdMt)
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And a cat. Don't forget the cat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 10:02 AM (Dc2NZ)

139 One of the things I learned from Churchill's WWII series was that Czechoslovakia was a major arms producer for the world. No wonder Hitler wanted the region. Not having to fight to get it was a serious bonus.
Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 09:55 AM (MXdMt)


Germany used a bunch of the captured Czech tanks. The Czech Pz-38 was better than the German Pz-III.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 10:02 AM (pJWtt)

140 >>The Skoda works gave Hitler the best tanks he used in France.

"The blitzkrieg raged. The bodies stank." -- Heinz Guderian

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:02 AM (M3Z2J)

141 The bomber will always get through! (Some Italian)

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 10:03 AM (KAi1n)

142 This past week, I re-read Dave Barry's Big Trouble and Tricky Business.

The STILL make me laugh.

I understand that he has a new novel out: Insane People.

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:03 AM (arJlL)

143 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021 10:03 AM (u82oZ)

144 Stalin expected Germany and France to repeat WW1, then he'd move in. No one expected French defeat in 6 weeks. Stalin was going to invade in '42 after re-tooling from his purges.
Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 09:57 AM (KAi1n)
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Communist terror campaigns against their own populations are amazingly effective. Once Lenin showed the way, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot proved the pattern works. That lesson of history is not going to be lost on present-day totalitarians.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:04 AM (jLszb)

145 I'll have to check into the "Battle of Lake Erie" book Skip mentioned. I know about Perry and the battle in general but not details. That time and area, the old Northwest, is
has always seemed interesting, sort of an extension of the 18th century explorations and settlements.
Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (7EjX1)

It's a good book. I recommend it. I also recommend visiting the Niagra in Erie, PA.

Posted by: WiNO at December 05, 2021 10:05 AM (EpDzw)

146 I mean the purges of Stalin's military leadership, particulary his equivalent of Guderian. Hell, he had Rokossovsky in the gulag when war broke out.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 10:05 AM (KAi1n)

147 Definitely Communist world domination was just on hold by the Soviets in 1940, they were just starting to replace obsolete Equipment and the officer corp that was all but wiped out.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (2JoB8)

148 Are there any good books about what Paul(Saul) was able to accomplish in 1st century AD?


Note that I using AD instead of CE for good reason.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (88xKn)

149 >>totalitarians.

Mussolini, Caligula: Totalitalianarians.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (M3Z2J)

150 Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (Lzpvj)

And that mendacious idiot FDR trusted Stalin.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (Q9lwr)

151 Speaking of reading, I read comments hither and yon blaming the school for the mass shooting. The violent drawing and looking at ammo on his phone should have been enough to justify a search and suspension. These are comments by supposed conservatives.

I have a student this year whose favorite reading material is Gun Digest. Nice kid, special ed, who loves hunting with his grandfather (who is probably a Moron). I know other students who draw violent scenes from video games and movies they like. They're not creeps; they're boys fascinated by masculine bravery and strength.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 10:07 AM (6j4Tv)

152 Still plowing through Germany's Aims in the First World War by German Fritz Fischer.

Comprehensive and has the telling detail, so far.

Groupthink came over the inner circle. And reality did not impinge on their self-satisfied conclusions.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021 10:07 AM (u82oZ)

153 And Now, a PSA From the AoSHQ Sunday Morning Book Thread:
*******

re: 5-star rating schemes, a tangential observation: I once pulled up the website of a prominent regional Children's Hospital and looked at the 5-star ratings of a single specialty department of which I had first hand knowledge. Every single physician (out of some 35-40 docs) had a rating between 4.7 and 4.9 stars. Every. Single. One.

This told me everything I needed to know about the ratings, while telling me nothing at all of any use about the doctors.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2021 10:08 AM (m45I2)

154 Greetings:

Palmer Method, with little posters of each two letters circumscribing the classroom, was the favorite of Catholic schools all over the then USofA.

I mostly got "Ds" in "Penmanship" in the 4th grade. I tried to convince my Father that Sister Evangelista mistakenly put my first initial in the grade box. By the time I got out of the military, the rest of the world was finding my cursive masterful.

At Cal Poly in the '90s, all the youngsters could do was print their letters like 1st graders.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:08 AM (uuklp)

155 If you are interested at all in Mao's rise to power, and his terror campaigns against the Chinese, I've recommended this remarkable biography before, and do so again.

https://tinyurl.com/yckr48y2

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:09 AM (jLszb)

156 When i was in 9th grade, i was fascinated by Astrosmash.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 10:09 AM (KAi1n)

157 I have a few signed comics, but I doubt that will improve their value much. One artist, whom I asked to sign a first issue he drew, scrawled his name in silver marker across the cover -- and he didn't paint the cover! Ruined the book for me. I don't think I have that series any more.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:09 AM (ZihT8)

158 re: 5-star rating schemes, a tangential observation: I once pulled up the website of a prominent regional Children's Hospital and looked at the 5-star ratings of a single specialty department of which I had first hand knowledge. Every single physician (out of some 35-40 docs) had a rating between 4.7 and 4.9 stars. Every. Single. One.

This told me everything I needed to know about the ratings, while telling me nothing at all of any use about the doctors.
Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2021 10:08 AM (m45I2)


Doctors are people too.

Draw your own conclusions.

Posted by: Napoleon XIV at December 05, 2021 10:09 AM (AiZBA)

159 150 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (Q9lwr)

I spent a lifetime thinking FDR was "a useful idiot" for Commie Inc, but after reading the Venona papers and looking at his HR moves during his reign (and I use the word reign pointedly he was the closest we have ever come to having a dictator until perhaps the current Obama gang) he is either the dumbest man ever or knowingly complicit.

As I age I think "complicit" is the case.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (Lzpvj)

160 Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 10:07 AM (6j4Tv)

Every case is different even those that appear similar on the surface. It was obvious this kid was a potential threat. The entire student body knew it.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (iXJM1)

161 For fun, started Day After Judgment, the sequel to Black Easter. Both by James Blish.

Still compelling. Expands the boundaries of the problem of evil.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (u82oZ)

162 Stalin attacked Poland at the same time as Germany and committed comparable atrocities and he was basically rewarded for it.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:01 AM (iXJM1)


A very good little book about the Polish military contribution during WWII is Kenneth Koskodan's No Greater Ally. While German propaganda made them out to be fools, the Poles punched way above their weight and ended up having formed Polish units fight in every front of the European Theater. There is a chapter on post-WWII Poland: there was a Polish government in exile until the Communist regime fell decades later.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (pJWtt)

163 re Hartley's Facial Justice. The web site for Valancourt Books has that one listed as coming soon, so some time in the fairly near future there should be a new paperback edition available and probably an ebook as well.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (JzDjf)

164 The Red Army was built to advance the world wide communist revolution.

They got their butts kicked in Poland in the 20's and later in Finland in 1940, but it was always the plan right up until 1989.

The "Great Patriotic War" was just an interlude but then we had the atomic bomb so once again they were left to plan and wait.

In the meantime, Soviet arms and material ended up being shipped all over the globe to those they supported in their commie plans while their friends in the west apologized for them.

Attack, attack, attack was the Soviet way of warfare, just like the democrats.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 10:11 AM (R/m4+)

165 >>>Mussolini, Caligula: Totalitalianarians.
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Bring me these interesting totalitalianarians!

Posted by: President For Life, Barack I at December 05, 2021 10:11 AM (jLszb)

166 Biden's meeting with Putin on Tuesday. Peace in our time.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:12 AM (QZxDR)

167 My handwriting has gone to smash. I've always been a printer. Just ordered a workbook from Amazon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 10:13 AM (Dc2NZ)

168 As I age I think "complicit" is the case.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (Lzpvj)

Possibly, but he was fooled by the hardcore communists in his circle that they were not what they quite obviously were.

I think his desire for power was a natural result of being a politician. I think that getting taken by Stalin was a result of him being a naive fool.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 10:13 AM (Q9lwr)

169 Got chores. Plural.

Have a great and either productive or relaxing day, everyone.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021 10:13 AM (u82oZ)

170 In my teen years, I found a boys' adventure book from 1943. It ended with the heroes notifying Bomber Command of a German installation, which "suffered the most extensive bombing of the war thus far!"

I do not remember the title. It only remains in my mind because of the era in which it was published.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:14 AM (ZihT8)

171 59 Yup. That's Neal.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 09:33 AM (QZxDR)


No. It's not. See #81 for correct answer.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:14 AM (P9aJ6)

172 Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (pJWtt)

Their units in the Battle of Britain were legendary.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:15 AM (iXJM1)

173 152 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021 10:07 AM (u82oZ)

Germany lost the war with the failure to capitailize on Tannenburg which was a strategic gift they had no idea would happen.

Germany was ill-prepared for the war contrary to popular belief, and was in a declining not increasing strategic position regarding military readiness.

Turns out having socialists trying to spend their way out of debt is bad for world powers.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 10:15 AM (Lzpvj)

174 By any count by any metric Marxists win when it counts death murder kill.

We need at least 10 death clocks to navigate life death. One for cancer...one for flue...one for Germany....just to keep tabs.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 10:16 AM (UvMeP)

175
And that mendacious idiot FDR trusted Stalin.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021


***
Stalin was a pipe smoker, and preferred an American brand called Edgeworth. He got it shipped in to him in the diplomatic pouches. If only somebody in the OSS had laced one shipment liberally with some cyanide . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2021 10:17 AM (c6xtn)

176 Every single physician (out of some 35-40 docs) had a rating between 4.7 and 4.9 stars. Every. Single. One.

Five stars:
https://tinyurl.com/2p836ekj
https://tinyurl.com/28zsdfxk

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (M3Z2J)

177 I don't collect valuable books because they are rare or valuable. I do appreciate old books that are in good condition: the better paper (that doesn't turn brown after three days) and larger print size used, the superior binding, the smooth, warm feel, and the aroma from old paper, ink and cloth.

Price is not always an indicator of value. I have a paperback copy of "Pirating Plants" from the mid-1970s. It's kind of a fun, hippyish, approach to propagating all sorts of plants. The best price I've found on Amazon is around 50 bucks going up to over seven hundred. It's a fine, enjoyable book but those prices are crazy.

This is why I treasure used bookstores. I have a hardcover one volume edition of all the CS Lewis 'Signature' books. Cost was five dollars. I found a 1942 little hardcover of "Musings of an Angler" in wonderful condition for about 2 bucks. I don't think it's ever been reprinted, which is a shame as it is a delightful series of articles about fishing, methods and philosophy, from around 1900. It is a little treasure of a treatise that was a lucky find.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (7EjX1)

178 148 Are there any good books about what Paul(Saul) was able to accomplish in 1st century AD?

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (88xKn


I would recommend the New Testament.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (P9aJ6)

179 My handwriting has gone to smash. I've always been a printer.

Some time ago I looked at my signature when I was about 30 on some real estate documents vs. current. You can tell it's done by the same hand even if it's not exactly the same.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (BFigT)

180 The YouTuber "Drachinifel" has a nice video about the Free Nations navies (Denmark, Netherlands, Poland, France, etc.) in WWII. As one might expect, they also punched above their weight, and tended to be very aggressive.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (QZxDR)

181 Practice writing cursive?? What a throw-back thing to do!
a woman who works for me has wonderful cursive, ascribed by her to her Catholic school education. Mine is a scrawl and unreadable, so I might do what your students are doing, and imitate her style. Practice, in other words.
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:00 AM (jLszb)


I took a couple of images of Palmer style cursive handwriting, and using them as a reference, and copied out the text of personal letters by Abraham Lincoln, and some of his speeches.
Once I got used to it, I would start noodling on my own. To start with, the larger you write the easier it is to copy, for example writing on a foggy mirror with your finger is easier than using a pen, it will just look better and be easier to do.
English Round-hand and Spencerian were developed for using a dip pen, and Palmer was created for fountain pens, so you might consider getting those tools as well, once you start feeling good about what you are doing.
It is a "slowly at first, and then suddenly" sort of thing.

There are a lot of UT OOnb videos out that will help too.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (ZMraq)

182 For fun, started Day After Judgment, the sequel to Black Easter. Both by James Blish.

Still compelling. Expands the boundaries of the problem of evil.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 05, 2021


***
I'm pretty sure I've read the sequel, but can't recall it as well as I do Black Easter. That chapter with the industrialist's aide being seduced by the beautiful lamia . . . that's superb stuff.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (c6xtn)

183 About the only cursive writing I do any more is my signature. Basically stopped using cursive as soon as my teachers stopped requiring it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (QZxDR)

184 I spent a lifetime thinking FDR was "a useful idiot" for Commie Inc, but after reading the Venona papers and looking at his HR moves during his reign (and I use the word reign pointedly he was the closest we have ever come to having a dictator until perhaps the current Obama gang) he is either the dumbest man ever or knowingly complicit.
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Since so many elite Americans were flirting with Communism and/or fascism both before the war, I guess it isn't surprising FDR was a fellow traveler of sorts.

Yet FDR pulled back from the brink. I always wondered if he replaced Henry Wallace, an obvious Soviet agent, with Truman not just because Wallace was a complete Bernie Sanders-like fool but also because Truman was not a proto-totalitarian while Wallace was.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (jLszb)

185 I always thought if Hitler had waited a few more years to develop his 'super' weapons it would have been much harder for the Allies. But then I remember necessity is the mother of invention and some of the things Germany was coming up with at the end of the war may not have been thought of when there was no conflict.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (iXJM1)

186 Biden's meeting with Putin on Tuesday. Peace in our time.
Posted by: Trimegistus

I thought no one would vote for Poopy Pants because we simply couldn't have a brain damaged idiot negotiating with world leaders without preemptive disclaimers to the other leaders to not rely on anything he might say. But I was wrong. Putin and all the other leaders know exactly who and what Joe is without a disclaimer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 10:21 AM (FVME7)

187 Charles Swindoll has written a book on Paul the Apostle. I have not read this one, but I have read others in his "Great Lives" series that have been pretty good. The title is Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 05, 2021 10:21 AM (45fpk)

188 Those pants are just fine. But I sure as heck wouldn't wear them to a piñata party!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 05, 2021 10:22 AM (m45I2)

189 @178

Great Lion of God is about St Paul, by the wonderful Taylor Caldwell, a woman of faith who wrote excellent fiction.

Recommend it highly

She also wrote one called Dear Physician about St Luke, but I like the Paul one better.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:22 AM (AwPyG)

190 Dan Simmons -- never got around to the Hyperion books, and it's been eons since I read some of his others. As I recall, most of the stories in Prayers to Broken Stones and Lovedeath are pretty good. And if you want to see a bone-chiller of an opening, check out the prologue to Song of Kali.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 05, 2021 10:23 AM (JzDjf)

191 Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:18 AM (P9aJ6)

Thanks, I just read something of his in church this morning.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2021 10:23 AM (88xKn)

192 ...and copied out the text of personal letters by Abraham Lincoln, and some of his speeches.
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His "Don't believe everything you see on the Internet" is a great speech!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 10:24 AM (UHVv4)

193 I will second Retired Buckeye Cop's recommendation of No Greater Ally. It's a fascinating book and the Poles were tenacious fighters. After years of hearing Polack jokes, I was surprised to find out (from a different source than this book) that the Poles reputation in Europe was as great fighters, going all the way back to the battles against the Turks. Their big problem was living on a nice flat piece of property stuck between Germany and Russia. There is also a great book out there about the Polish Air Force. Unfortunately I can't remember the name and I loaned to a friend so I can't go to the bookshelf to check.

Posted by: who knew at December 05, 2021 10:24 AM (4I7VG)

194 I started re-reading The Hobbit. I got about 20 pages in, then had to pause, and go to youtube so I could read-along/sing-along with the complete Misty Mountains Cold song. If nothing else, the movies gave us a good and universally-acknowledged tune for those verses.

Posted by: Castle Guy at December 05, 2021 10:24 AM (Lhaco)

195 I don't think that was it. The initial reviewer was a ranting lefty, and his "review" was all bile directed at Schlichter for being a Nazi, etc., and the book was the next Mein Kampf. As I said, the guy hadn't actually read the book, he was just a hate-spewing lefty. My dismissal of his work was short and polite, but to the point. I guess Amazon doesn't like having their worldview questioned.

Posted by: pep at December 05, 2021 09:52 AM (ZsR3z)


There was a reason why Amazon removed the commenting function on their reviews.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:25 AM (P9aJ6)

196 We recently watched "Only Murder In The Building" on TV and the murder victim collected the Hardy Boys series. I used to love the Hardy Boys books when I was a kid and owned them all. Like reading O'Brian, I bet I read the series three or four times, at least. I wonder what ever happened to those books...

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:26 AM (jLszb)

197 Putin requires Biden's lunch-money.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:27 AM (M3Z2J)

198 Isn't there a recording somewhere of Tolkein singing the dwarf song? That should be the "official" tune, whatever it is.

Or did he just use "Yellow Rose of Texas" or something?

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:27 AM (QZxDR)

199 I also began dipping into "Executive Orders" by Tom Clancy (my first Clancy novel). He's certainly no prose stylist, but he knows how to keep you turning the page.

Posted by: All Hail Eris




Red Storm Rising is his best book.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 10:27 AM (pTHOC)

200 Great Lion of God is about St Paul, by the wonderful Taylor Caldwell, a woman of faith who wrote excellent fiction.
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Methinks I will add this to my nightstand. Thanks for the recommendation!

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:27 AM (jLszb)

201 I did run across a website called radionerds.com

Bookmarked for future reading. Thanks.

Posted by: Oddbob at December 05, 2021 10:28 AM (nfrXX)

202 185 Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (iXJM1)

I'd make the argument that WunderWaffe is part of why he lost, Shicklegruber severely misunderstood war economics or he would have done a much better job of utilizing the Baku oil fields.

Germany understood they had a problem, and were hoping that the creation of a 15,000 man "petroleum engineer cadre" would allow them to explout the gained assets.

You have to be able to create your technological solutions to battlefield necesity and then power them to do the work.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 10:28 AM (Lzpvj)

203
re: 5-star rating schemes, a tangential observation: I once pulled up the website of a prominent regional Children's Hospital and looked at the 5-star ratings of a single specialty department of which I had first hand knowledge. Every single physician (out of some 35-40 docs) had a rating between 4.7 and 4.9 stars. Every. Single. One.

This told me everything I needed to know about the ratings, while telling me nothing at all of any use about the doctors.
Posted by: Muldoon


Rating systems are useful only if comments are enabled.

Comments are useful only if they describe how the product or service was defective. Why? Because people are more likely to devote an effort to tell what went wrong rather than what went right.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 10:29 AM (3l5Yq)

204 Finished reading The Haunting of Alma Fielding by Kate Summerscale. It's a true story about a woman plagued by a poltergeist in 1938 London. The book points out connections between Alma's mental instability and the unsettled state of the world at the time, on the brink of war.

Posted by: Linnet at December 05, 2021 10:29 AM (jaXtv)

205 I've mentioned this before about Amazon reviews, but I'll mention it again.

(1) No one is sure what the secret sauce is that gets Amazon to start pushing your books for free, but it has to do with the reviews--quality and quantity. Everyone started figuring this out, which is why

(2) Amazon installed a new rule about a year ago where if they catch you in a "review swapping" group, none of you will be able to sell books on Amazon. (Large groups of authors who were agreeing to give each other 5 star reviews)

(3) some people are deemed more "influential" for the algorithm; notice that one of the toggles is "best reviews" which is a subjective standard. Start noticing who Amazon thinks is a "best" reviewer in your genre, and then figure out how to contact them and ask if you can send that person your book.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:29 AM (AwPyG)

206 When did Polack jokes begin? Post-WW II?

Because of those jokes, I thought Poles weren't bright. Then Solidarity and the movie "To Be or Not to Be" made me see them in a new light.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:30 AM (ZihT8)

207 I'm thinking of stopping at a bookstore on my way home from church and seeing if there are one or two books that need a good home.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:30 AM (eGTCV)

208 My tendency to 'complete-itis' has lead me to own both 1984 Hypatia hard cover editions of PC Hodgell's novel "Seeker's Mask." One is 1 of 500, other 1 of I think 100. Both signed by Hodgell and Charles de Lint.

Value to anyone not a Hodgell fan? Pennies. Oh well.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2021 10:30 AM (5MpIr)

209 Putin should wear a Darth Vader helmet to the meeting, just to scare the beejeezus out of Puppet, Blinken and Co.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (jLszb)

210 And that mendacious idiot FDR trusted Stalin.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 10:06 AM (Q9lwr)


I think it was more that Delano thought he could work Koba for some obtuse reason, maybe the brotherhood of gimps. It was an astounding level of hubris and characteristic of everything that dimwitted cocksucker touched.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (y7DUB)

211 A modern day Hardy Boys would not have them tracking down smugglers and thieves but rather people who use the wrong pronoun.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (FVME7)

212 Audiobook narrator expert: Barrett Whitener. Non-folksy Paul Harvey.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (M3Z2J)

213 Everyone will eventually disappoint you. My favorite author was Steven Pressfield. I then read 36 Righteous Men. He went climate woke and now my opinion of him has been tarnished. Maybe I'm being to harsh . I'm going to give his latest book Men At Arms a chance to redeem himself. Has anyone read it?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (iXJM1)

214 Funny thing, I remember when legalizing Sunday shopping was under debate. Now I don't even think about it.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:32 AM (eGTCV)

215 >>209 Putin should wear a Darth Vader helmet to the meeting,
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (jLszb)

Putin should wear Dr. Jill to the meeting.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:32 AM (M3Z2J)

216 @195

?? Commenting function is there.

Maybe some books, you mean?

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:32 AM (AwPyG)

217 Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:20 AM (QZxDR

I discovered the Bullet Journal concept a couple of years ago and that involves journaling, partially to prevent the tool from becoming simply a to-do list, so I use that to keep up on my cursive. My handwriting isn't very good, but Littlest Kidlet was able to read an entry, much to her surprise, so I guess it isn't that bad either.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 10:33 AM (MXdMt)

218 Loretta Young?

Posted by: Brett at December 05, 2021 10:33 AM (Zni+K)

219 The Poles had fighter squadrons in England during the Blitz, a Brigade of paratroopers in 1944 in operation Market Garden.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 10:34 AM (2JoB8)

220 Putin will slip Hunter $20 to park his car when he arrives for the meeting.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (jLszb)

221 My daughter and I were on our Saturday morning ritual, farmer's market and Barnes, and I saw a new Neal Stephenson release. Ten year ago this would have led to exuberance, followed by three days locked inside devouring the work of (to my mind) a modern day Charles Dickens.

After The Fall, I just left it on the shelf. So depressing.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (+W8+H)

222 The Hardy Boys met these Amazon women and became Hardy Men. And they all lived happily ever after.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (UvMeP)

223 The Baku oil fields were rendered useless by soviet sabotage when they pulled out. The Caucasus expedition doomed Germany. Aside from sending a huge force hundreds of miles from stalingrad, where it could have made the difference, supplying it was a nightmare.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (KAi1n)

224 I will second Retired Buckeye Cop's recommendation of No Greater Ally. It's a fascinating book and the Poles were tenacious fighters. After years of hearing Polack jokes, I was surprised to find out (from a different source than this book) that the Poles reputation in Europe was as great fighters, going all the way back to the battles against the Turks. Their big problem was living on a nice flat piece of property stuck between Germany and Russia.

My Euro History prof called it "A GREAT place to have a war !"

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (arJlL)

225 Everyone will eventually disappoint you.


Ain't it the truth. I'm currently reading Daniel Silva's "The Order", about a pope who has died and all the deadly machinations going on behind the scene as the Cardinals elect a new pope. He manages to tie "right-wing" groups to Nazis, and blames "right-wing Christians" for exterminating the Jews. Other than that, it's a pretty good story.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (45fpk)

226 My handwriting is dreadful but it's better with some pens than with others.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (eGTCV)

227 On book reviews I am probably the only one who actually reads some on a book I am thinking I want but not sure as dollars need to go only to books I like.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (2JoB8)

228 I suspect Stalin put the armies on the border because that's where you put armies when you want to look threatening and scare your opponent into picking on someone else.

Posted by: Trimegistus



Suvarov addresses this in his book. He also presents a very long list of actions Stalin took between August 1939 and June 1941 that you would only take if you were planning an offensive war rather than a defensive one. Too long to write out here. I was skeptical when I picked up the book but Suvarov has done a good job of citing sources.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (pTHOC)

229 Biden's meeting with Putin on Tuesday. Peace in our time.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:12 AM (QZxDR)

Until biden shits on putin's couch, then its war.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:37 AM (VwHCD)

230 His "Don't believe everything you see on the Internet" is a great speech!
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 10:24 AM (UHVv4)


I needed something to write that was originally written with a dip pen, because I believe the tools dictate the product. Lincoln had a clear writing style, and was something of a poet in his phrasing, but he also was a reader and a writer and I figured that he would be able to turn a felicitous turn to his writing.
I also figured it would be a good way to immerse myself into a good technical writer's style.

There are four prime American prose writers (IMHO) who excel in clarity, style and compentence: Lincoln, Twain. H. Beam Piper and David Drake.
I once tried to get into sentence diagramming to figure out what made Piper's prose so good.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 10:37 AM (ZMraq)

231 If you watch Antiques Roadshow, you already know that books you'd think are worth something usually aren't.

The exceptions are like our host mentioned, signed first editions.

Also--think about things that appeal to people who collect. Antique maps. Anything Mormon, anything civil war, anything early statehood tends to be worth more.

American Indian, too--they had a soldier's translation of the Lakota language from civil war times that was worth a huge amount.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:37 AM (AwPyG)

232 >>220 Putin will slip Hunter $20 to park his car when he arrives for the meeting.Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (jLszb)

"You will give him heroin. Also, pictures taken for laughing later at."

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:37 AM (M3Z2J)

233 @196 --

Mine (blue spines) are in a grocery sack in the garage. Except for a few originals I got from Dad, which are in a closet.

Talk about old books -- I fear those will crumble to dust if I were to open them again.

I just can't bring myself to find new homes for my collection. I spent many happy years accumulating them. Let the kids dispose of them.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:38 AM (ZihT8)

234 At Cal Poly in the '90s, all the youngsters could do was print their letters like 1st graders.
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In my locale, block printing was not taught because they used something called D'nealian (sp?) to transition children to cursive without learning printing.

Ridiculous attempts by the kids to make sense of the serifs, because to a little kid the serifs are just as important as the 'letter' so their writing was an incomprehensible mashup of swirls.

Like that poor Jeantel woman who could not read cursive, a lot of the kids I knew could not print block letters.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 10:38 AM (MIKMs)

235 Alternative history writers are getting confused, seeing the Biden administration bringing all their "what-ifs" to life. I pity future dystopian writers having to outstrip reality in their books.

Posted by: The Omicron Variant at December 05, 2021 10:38 AM (jLszb)

236 And a cat. Don't forget the cat.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at December 05, 2021 10:02 AM (Dc2NZ

I *entirely* forgot the cat. In my defense, the cat seems to be a fairly new innovation.

I like the genre so much that I'm slowly transforming the back porch to be like an engawa where I can sit, drink coffee, have a fire and watch the weather go by.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 10:38 AM (MXdMt)

237 >>an incomprehensible mashup of swirls.

"Rirruto."

Posted by: Billy Madison at December 05, 2021 10:39 AM (M3Z2J)

238 Because of those jokes, I thought Poles weren't bright. Then Solidarity and the movie "To Be or Not to Be" made me see them in a new light.
Posted by: Weak Geek

Let's not forget St. Pope John Paul

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:40 AM (arJlL)

239 You can get a first edition of Huckleberry Finn signed by Samuel Clements for $9500.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:40 AM (iXJM1)

240 My handwriting is dreadful but it's better with some pens than with others.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (eGTCV)

Same here, why is that?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (VwHCD)

241 My handwriting is dreadful but it's better with some pens than with others.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (eGTCV)


I can't write with a fine-point.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (45fpk)

242 we should have people give their opinions about authors who fell the furthest into the woke psychosis.

William Kent Krueger was a new author whose first book, Ordinary Grace, won a bunch of awards and then his second book was so woke as to be almost unreadable.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:42 AM (AwPyG)

243 Putin should wear a Darth Vader helmet to the meeting,
Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:31 AM (jLszb)

Putin should wear Dr. Jill to the meeting.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:32 AM (M3Z2J)


Lol..frigging ZOD

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:42 AM (VwHCD)

244 When did Polack jokes begin? Post-WW II?

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My high school history teacher, "Chicken Legs" Ingraham, speculated that it was because for centuries they seeking their freedom and independence by armed revolt and were continually crushed.

Speaking of the Poles and dystopia, by the way, I'm seeing reports that Polish game designer CD Projekt is creating a multiplayer version of Cyberpunk 2077. No details as to whether this will be DLC or an entirely new game (Cyberpunk 2077 II: The Suck Continues?) but don't hold your breath. They're going to start working on it next year.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 10:42 AM (FVME7)

245 You can get a first edition of Huckleberry Finn signed by Samuel Clements for $9500.
Posted by: Just a side note

That's because he's dead .

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:42 AM (arJlL)

246 Neat handwriting is a sign of a sick mind.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (cknjq)

247 >>Biden "What-ifs"

AP: US intelligence reports have confirmed that Chinese premier Xi Jinping and Russian president Vladimir Putin have coordinated the timing of the former's invasion of Taiwan and the latter's invasion of Ukraine. According to a transcript of conversation between the two, Putin was said to have claimed that "it would be more fucky-fuck for that babbling fool to handle." The Xi response was reportedly "Yes. His anus will belong to Chinese people."

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (M3Z2J)

248 I can't write with a fine-point.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (45fpk)

Oh hell no.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (VwHCD)

249
I'm approaching the halfway point in reading Jack Carr's "The Terminal List" (201. It's interesting enough, I guess, but not so gripping as to have me read it in a single sitting, as some reviewers quoted on the early pages claimed.

He does delight in poking TPTB in his glossary of terms at the end of the work, which I enjoyed. An example --

SCI: Sensitive compartmented information. Classified information concerning or derived from sensitive intelligence sources, methods, or analytical processes. Often found on private basement servers in upstate New York or bathroom closet servers in Denver.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (3l5Yq)

250 Suvarov addresses this in his book. He also presents a very long list of actions Stalin took between August 1939 and June 1941 that you would only take if you were planning an offensive war rather than a defensive one. Too long to write out here. I was skeptical when I picked up the book but Suvarov has done a good job of citing sources.
Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (pTHOC)


They are also actions he would have taken if he was trying to create a war emergency to solidify his shaky position. War is the health of the state, but it is expensive, better to have a fake emergency since you have to feed the troops and it excuses the shortages in the cities as well.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (ZMraq)

251 @242 --

So it got even more awards?

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (ZihT8)

252 going all the way back to the battles against the Turks. Their big problem was living on a nice flat piece of property stuck between Germany and Russia.

My Euro History prof called it "A GREAT place to have a war !"
Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 10:35 AM (arJlL)
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Let's not forget the Poles also beat the crap out of the invading Swedes, fresh off their yuge victory over the Russkies.

Posted by: The Omicron Variant at December 05, 2021 10:43 AM (jLszb)

253 For tasty tastiness I re-read moronette Sabrina Chase's Last Mage Guardian and its two follow-ons. Yummy.
sinmi at December 05, 2021 09:21 AM (A5IVt)

Every writer has their own secret goal. Fame, Oprah, blockbuster movie, an obscure award. Me, I want my books to be the kind of thing people re-read for pleasure. So yay Sinmi! I am a very happy scribbler today, for I have achieved my goal.

I would add to the review list: give your full opinion even if it is negative. What you hated might be what someone loves. So "the characters were ok but there were too many spaceships" is NOT a negative review for someone looking for a spaceship-redolent book

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (7IHuq)

254 Britain and the Soviets both had Polish troops in their armies. Our Poles fought in Italy, including Monte Cassino, and in France/Normandy as well as air forces, an Armoured Division, and the Para Brigade.

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (UHVv4)

255 240 My handwriting is dreadful but it's better with some pens than with others.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:36 AM (eGTCV)

Same here, why is that?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (VwHCD)

It seems to have something to do with weight, balance and the thickness of the barrel.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (eGTCV)

256 Zod....you are a. Professional snark sniper.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (UvMeP)

257 My Euro History prof called it "A GREAT place to have a war !"
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Ha!

Posted by: the low countries at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (UHVv4)

258 Same here, why is that?
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (VwHCD)

Some pens have a fine point and some have a ball point. I write better with the fine point for some reason I can't figure out.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2021 10:45 AM (88xKn)

259 Yeah, I write more legibly with a sharpie fine point.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:46 AM (AwPyG)

260 >>255 240 My handwriting is dreadful but it's better with some pens than with others.

Can't write with fine point. Much prefer bold point.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:47 AM (M3Z2J)

261 It seems to have something to do with weight, balance and the thickness of the barrel.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:44 AM (eGTCV)

We talking guns or pens? lol

I like the gel pens, or what I think they call gel pens. They seem to roll smooth. I write way better with those.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 10:47 AM (VwHCD)

262 My best handwriting is block print.

I used it for everything, until my wife got angry at me for "yelling" at her in a note.

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (ZihT8)

263 Greetings:

Canadians used to have "Goofie Newfie" jokes about their Newfoundland brethren. I can't imagine that the jokes survive even though Newfoundlanders were excessively white.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (uuklp)

264 Stalin expected Germany and France to repeat WW1, then he'd move in. No one expected French defeat in 6 weeks. Stalin was going to invade in '42 after re-tooling from his purges.

Posted by: SFGoth



I think this is a reasonable alternative theory to the July 1941 date that Suvarov pushes in Icebreaker. Stalin would still have taken the actions Suvarov describes in preparing to invade Europe. Just a timeline adjustment.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (pTHOC)

265 @251

No, believe it or not. Most of the awards are voted on by the readers, in the mystery genre, and the readers want a good story, not a lecture.




Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (AwPyG)

266 >>I like the gel pens

Me too.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (M3Z2J)

267 I'd guess the type of pen would matter too. A good fountain pen, you don't have to press down at all, but a ballpoint requires some pressure. That's how it seems to me, anyway -- my handwriting seems a bit better with the fountain pen. Your mileage may vary.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (JzDjf)

268 Can't write with fine point. Much prefer bold point.
Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:47 AM (M3Z2J)
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As an aside to the bold snark, ZOD just admitted (first time ever?) that he CAN'T do something. Must not be worth doing then.

Posted by: The Omicron Variant at December 05, 2021 10:49 AM (jLszb)

269
As a left-hander whose writing hand drags over what I have written, I am usually dissatisfied with any pen or pencil. Ballpoint pens and mechanical lead pencils work best for me, but both still fall short of working well for me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 10:49 AM (3l5Yq)

270 I have a fountain pen with a fine nib point and I write pretty good with that.

Posted by: dantesed at December 05, 2021 10:49 AM (88xKn)

271 I can't write with a fine-point.

Posted by: grammie winger at December 05, 2021 10:41 AM (45fpk)

Where as I *must* have a fine point or my lines will be so thick as to be ridiculous, what a handwriting analyst I read calls "pastiosity". That's why I give at least mild credence to handwriting analysis.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at December 05, 2021 10:50 AM (MXdMt)

272 >>As an aside to the bold snark, ZOD just admitted (first time ever?) that he CAN'T do something. Must not be worth doing then.Posted by: The Omicron Variant at December 05, 2021 10:49 AM (jLszb)

Also can't eat cilantro and taste soap.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:50 AM (M3Z2J)

273 I think a lot of engineer-types use that block print style.

fine motor coordination is not their strong suit

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:50 AM (AwPyG)

274 Several months ago, this thread recommended the 6 Kelly Turnbull novels by Kurt Schlichter. I bought the first one (People's Republic) and before I was halfway through it I had ordered the other 5. If you want your mind blown on how prescient an author can be, look no further.

All 6 books are highly recommended, and yes, I did leave good reviews on Amazon !

Posted by: TxMarko at December 05, 2021 10:50 AM (7WLRC)

275 I've occasionally had to write on white boards. It's embarrassing.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 10:51 AM (eGTCV)

276 Greetings:

Inkblots from fountain pens on one's white shirt pocket were punishable if you got home before Dad.

I've since up graded to Pilot's V7 and now all my inkblots are on my back jeans pockets.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:51 AM (uuklp)

277 Thank you horde book people! My Sunday morning enjoyment must come to an end. The doggehs require airing.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 10:52 AM (jLszb)

278 Chalkboard-writing: The worst.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:52 AM (M3Z2J)

279 Waterman Phileas with a bold nib....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 10:52 AM (PiwSw)

280 I think a lot of engineer-types use that block print style.

An engineer joke, from an engineer:

How can you tell an engineer is warning up to you? When talking to you, he looks down at your shoes.

Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at December 05, 2021 10:53 AM (+W8+H)

281 Greetings:

My post Civil War American History Professor called his course "Cowboys and Indians".

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:54 AM (uuklp)

282
My block printing is as good as it is because I took two years of mechanical drawing in high school. I now wish that I had delved into the vocational classes a little more than I did during those four years -- metalworking, machining and welding come to mind.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 10:54 AM (3l5Yq)

283 If anyone follows the Meghan Markle saga, one of the first tip-offs that her entire family is a bunch of grifters was the fact that they all write long, multipage letters to each other discussing their hurts and grievances (letters that always happen to get leaked to the media)

This is a family from Hollywood. No one writes letters to each other, any more--especially milennials

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:54 AM (AwPyG)

284 I dug out a book I had forgotten I had:
"When The People Fell", a collection of stories by Cordwainer Smith.

I guess youse guys know I love sci-fi and fantasy, so believe me when I tell you Smith is one of the most original, mind-blowingly creative writers who ever worked in the field. Even the titles of his stories are amazing, like
Scanners Live In Vain
Think Blue, Count Two
Golden The Ship Was ---Oh! Oh! Oh!
Highly Recommended

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2021 10:55 AM (fBtlL)

285 216 @195

?? Commenting function is there.

Maybe some books, you mean?
Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:32 AM (AwPyG)


For me, it's all books. I no longer see the comments. And you can? Weird. I'll have to not sign in and see if they show up. Maybe Amazon thinks I've been a naughty boy.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:55 AM (P9aJ6)

286 Ballpoints write like crayons and they have differing "slip" on the points, I find some of them to write like I am writing on glass, there is little friction. If you are there, try putting a second sheet of paper under what you are writing on, it allows a bit more friction

with a dip pen or a cheap fountain pen there is always the risk of tearing a page, so the pen has to be "coasted " on upstrokes, and "painted" on downstrokes, both of them require minimum pressure to keep the tip in contact with the page, and past the shape of the letters and ligands between the letters, is the main physical skill. The advanced skill is varying the pressure to vary the line width without turning the tip of the pen into a two-tined fork.
If you write like you are trying to make a mark in polished marble, you will have trouble with a dip pen.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 10:55 AM (ZMraq)

287 @282

Never too late.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:55 AM (AwPyG)

288 As for my own reading I am thoroughly enjoying Shadowplay by Joseph O'Connor. Usually historical fiction isn't much use to me (usually I suspect the author was tapped out on ideas) but when done well can be very good. This has held my interest the whole way and, if not completely accurate, makes me think it was (how many people know much about the life of Bram Stoker other than he wrote Dracula?). Good read of the type the book group sometimes leads me to.

For Whom the Bell Tolls has gotten a lot more enjoyable coincidentally with actual fighting starting and the chapters getting shorter.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 10:55 AM (y7DUB)

289
Chalkboard-writing: The worst.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:52 AM


The secret? Wet chalk. It flows well and is much more intense, so that even the kids in the back row can see it.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 10:56 AM (dQvv7)

290 Stalin attacked Poland at the same time as Germany and committed comparable atrocities and he was basically rewarded for it.

Posted by: Just a side note




One of Suvarov's points in Icebreaker is "If Stalin wss afraid of Hitler, why did he invade eastern Poland and annex Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, then dismantle the defensive Stalin Line along the old Ukraine-Poland border?"

Why remove the buffer states between Germany and the USSR and then move all your armies up to that new border? It only makes sense if you arebnot afraid of Germany and are planning to go on the offensive.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 10:56 AM (pTHOC)

291 @285

:0

You've been shunned!

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 10:56 AM (AwPyG)

292
Putin should wear Dr. Jill to the meeting.
Posted by: ZOD


He'd have to beat Hunter off of her.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 10:57 AM (3l5Yq)

293 Note that if you have to write quickly -- taking notes, for example -- block print degrades less badly than cursive.

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:57 AM (QZxDR)

294 Canadians used to have "Goofie Newfie" jokes about their Newfoundland brethren. I can't imagine that the jokes survive even though Newfoundlanders were excessively white.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:48 AM (uuklp)


I googled 'newfie jokes' awhile back. Some of them were pretty funny.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (P9aJ6)

295 How can you tell an engineer is warning up to you? When talking to you, he looks down at your shoes.
Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at December 05, 2021 10:53 AM (+W8+H)

I hired a guy a few months ago that NEVER looks at you when speaking. NEVER.

It's weird and off putting. Not an engineer btw.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (cknjq)

296 Now is the time for a large soft pretzel and hells lager in Old Town. Later, skaters.

Posted by: ZOD at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (M3Z2J)

297 Every case is different even those that appear similar on the surface. It was obvious this kid was a potential threat. The entire student body knew it.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 10:10 AM (iXJM1)

No, they didn't. Even the "I knew something so I stayed home" teen and his mother referenced social media hoaxes that were going around in November.

Before Christmas, we got hit with a hoax that sent the same same threat but substituted different school names. About 35% of middle-schoolers and ninth-graders didn't come to school because their parents (mostly moms) didn't believe the superintendent report that it had no basis.

Then we had a panic because kids (mostly girls) spread the rumor that the notorious BK's social media showed a gun and a date he was returning to school. Nevermind that BK was suspended in October and has no access to social media. Different moms demanded details of BK's case - things only discussed with BK's legal guardians - and took "no" to mean "It's a conspiracy!"

If all the threats were real, we'd have been assaulted six times and bombed twice.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (/+bwe)

298 Greetings:

Waterman's Ink in bottles, blue not black. Bladder and lever fountain pens. Then Schaefer ink cartridges.

No ball points in Catholic grammar school. BiCs be gone. Especially when we learned of their spitball potentials.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (uuklp)

299 The Waterman Phileas is nice (though I prefer the medium nib myself) -- got a few of those from Levenger. The Pelikans are nice too, and I've indulged myself with a couple of their low-end fountain pens, which are some of the nicest I've used. Sometimes I'll drool over a catalog listing of the black Montblanc Meisterstuck, but there's just no way I can justify an expense like that, not noway, not nohow.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (JzDjf)

300 I wish I had an astronaut pen.

Posted by: jerry seinfeld at December 05, 2021 10:59 AM (UHVv4)

301 Take the pen.....

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 11:00 AM (arJlL)

302 Are there any good books about what Paul(Saul) was able to accomplish in 1st century AD?

Posted by: dantesed




Paul, A Biography by NT Wright is excellent.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:01 AM (pTHOC)

303 Before Christmas... should be before Thanksgiving.

It's two weeks until Christmas break, so my brain is there already.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 11:01 AM (/+bwe)

304
My sister and I are taking notes regarding our mother's status and visitations during our times on watch with her. Both of us write in block print for this -- we never discussed doing that -- and consequently we have no issues reading one another's notes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 11:01 AM (3l5Yq)

305 There could be a war so pervasive that almost every man woman child has to become a killer.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 11:02 AM (UvMeP)

306
I googled 'newfie jokes' awhile back. Some of them were pretty funny.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (P9aJ6)

How did the first Newfie get to Toronto?
He was playing hockey at the mouth of the St Lawrence and got a breakaway.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 11:02 AM (eGTCV)

307 There could be a war so pervasive that almost every man woman child has to become a killer.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 11:02 AM


Space Alien invasion or a zombie apocalypse could do that.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 11:03 AM (bVYXr)

308 oh yes the Russians have fought six wars over ukraine territory including crimea, so the notions they would give up any part of that land, I mean we only two war over texas, three if you consider the pancho villa dustup

Posted by: no 6 at December 05, 2021 11:03 AM (hMlTh)

309 I think a lot of engineer-types use that block print style.
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After dealing with some neighbor kids attempting the serif style printing, I gave an impassioned (for me) lecture to the teachers insisting on that style as 'easier' that it was excluding future engineers and architects because they would have to relearn 'printing'.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 11:04 AM (MIKMs)

310 There could be a war so pervasive that almost every man woman child has to become a killer.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 11:02 AM

Ant infestation. Summer of '78. I've seen things, man.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 11:04 AM (/+bwe)

311 Kindergarten teacher uses "Remi the Respectful Reindeer" to teach pronoun madness to little kids

https://bit.ly/3lBxHZi

Remi the Respectful Reindeer
Had a very brown ass nose
And if you ever saw him
You would say, "they, their, those".

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (FVME7)

312 Good morning book lovers.
Finally finished all 1250 pages of Book 4 in the Brandon Sanderson's series, Rhythm of War. I promised Iris no spoilers so kind of a general review. Like the others, the book builds and builds and the last couple of hundred pages are riveting. Unlike the other 3 however, he seems to forget about characters he has stranded in other parts of his world and sums up their situations in a kind of offhand way. I know there is going to be a book 5 but I don't think he quite knows where he is going to go with it.
I'd be interested in what other Sanderson fans think.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (eT0JC)

313 Dennis Prager absolutely loves fountain pens

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (2JoB8)

314 Fountain pens are really nice, I wanted to get one, but I would have ink everywhere. My writing is pitiful, but it can be real nice when I want it to be.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (VwHCD)

315 I would recommend the New Testament.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional




*OM drops mic from Neptune's orbit*

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (pTHOC)

316 How can you tell an engineer is warning up to you? When talking to you, he looks down at your shoes.
Posted by: motionview (prep train organize) at December 05, 2021 10:53 AM (+W8+H)

I hired a guy a few months ago that NEVER looks at you when speaking. NEVER.

It's weird and off putting. Not an engineer btw.
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (cknjq)


Talking with someone crosseyed is an odd experience, like you can't trust anything he said.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:06 AM (y7DUB)

317 I just think it's interesting that my handwriting is bad, no matter how much I try to make it not look like chickenscratch.

Why is that?

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (AwPyG)

318 Talking with someone crosseyed is an odd experience, like you can't trust anything he said.
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:06 AM (y7DUB)

Talking with a pretty girl with a wandering eye is distracting.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (eGTCV)

319
I absolutely cannot use a fountain pen for an extended bout of writing by hand because of "lefty drag hand".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (3l5Yq)

320 @316

I think that's a symptom of autism, the inability to make eye contact

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:08 AM (AwPyG)

321 Dennis Prager absolutely loves fountain pens
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM (2JoB


I have not cared about what Mr. Prager's opinion on anything since 2012.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 11:08 AM (ZMraq)

322 I came across a book of Irish jokes years ago. Laughed so hard (silently) I shook.

I should have bought it.

Now I wonder -- do Asians make fun of other Asians, and if so, who?

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 11:08 AM (ZihT8)

323 Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:06 AM (y7DUB)

Which eye am I supposed to be looking at when I speak with you?

I'm prolly going to hell for asking out loud what everybody else is thinking.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 11:09 AM (cknjq)

324 I like some of David Morell's books. Fraternity of the Stone is probably my favorite. The Protector is fun, although oddly dependent on supernatural/impossible things. Recently I discovered that he wrote a three-book series set in Victorian London, in which Thomas Dequincy, author of "Confessions of an English Opium Eater" helps the police track down serial killers. I'm about a quarter of the way into the second one, and having much more fun than I expected to.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2021 11:10 AM (PQ4Fz)

325 About to leave the house so I'll say thank you now and check for replies later.

My handwriting is atrocious. I reverted to print in jr. high and never tried to improve since then. Does anyone know of, or better, have experience with a remedial handwriting course for adults?

Posted by: Oddbob at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (nfrXX)

326 Note that if you have to write quickly -- taking notes, for example -- block print degrades less badly than cursive.
Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 10:57 AM

I used to photocopy an old teaching manual about drafting lettering and give it to kids who couldn't read their own printed notes. Suddenly they could print faster and legibly. Like other "obsolete skills," drafting lettering has practical use but no class time devoted to it.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (/+bwe)

327 So you want to know my thoughts. (Slowly pulls out duct tape)

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (UvMeP)

328 the Soviets were thinking the long game, they thought the Nazis were not their great threat, initially, this is why they knocked out the Social Democrats, only later did they miscalculate, one is left to conclude, one might say the decimation of the officer corps was a counter to that, but Stalin felt the risk of a mutiny greater than the enemy, the same officers that were purged were allowed to train the Wehrmacht on Soviet soil,

Posted by: no 6 at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (hMlTh)

329 I think one of the reasons the Gospel spread so far and so fast was because Paul founded the first Christian communities in major trading cities.

A very smart man.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (AwPyG)

330 I bought a guitar once from a guitar repair guy. He goes to register the sale, cracks open a really nice looking book, and enters the info with a fountain pen. The book looked like one of those ancient frigging medieval manuscripts. The writing was amazing. It probably took him 2 minutes to write 10 words. It was bordering on calligraphy. The entire contents of that book were like that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (VwHCD)

331 Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 10:58 AM (/+bwe)

Were you there? Are you on the school staff? Again every case is different and cognitive adults should be able to tell the difference.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (iXJM1)

332 I came across a book of Irish jokes years ago.
=====

Gave my dad a book of Scandinavian Humor years ago: it was blank. He laughed.

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 11:12 AM (MIKMs)

333 Talking with a pretty girl with a wandering eye is distracting.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (eGTCV)

Just look at her chest.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 11:12 AM (Q9lwr)

334 I just think it's interesting that my handwriting is bad, no matter how much I try to make it not look like chickenscratch.

Why is that?
Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (AwPyG)


Maybe there's a drill sargeant way of making it better but it might be something you're born hard wired with.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:13 AM (y7DUB)

335 @324

Yeah, Morell's Victorian series is good, for those who like historical mystery.

A big switch from Rambo--which was also good.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:13 AM (AwPyG)

336 No sane school teacher should give sixth grade boys fountain pens. But they did. You can fling a string of ink a pretty far distance.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 11:13 AM (iXJM1)

337 Oh, good. 80 GOPes voted to create a federal vaccine database. For us. Because they care. Now give Dan Crenshaw money so he can keep fighting for YOU!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 11:14 AM (t3/qz)

338 North Korean joke--

'My wife's on a diet, so she rides the horse every day to lose weight'.

'Oh, does it work?'

'Yes, it does! The horse lost 40 kilograms in a month!'

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2021 11:15 AM (vuisn)

339 I have a few shelves of 19th century books inherited from my great-grandfather. An 1884 edition of Huckleberry Finn and the first-ever collection of Poe's short stories are the prizes among them.

They are worth surprisingly little, but I treasure them.

And "Farinacious" was my favorite Our Gang member.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at December 05, 2021 11:15 AM (Bmy3R)

340 I think that's a symptom of autism, the inability to make eye contact

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:08 AM (AwPyG)


I have always had extreme difficulty making eye contact. It's something I have to force myself to do. So maybe I'm somewhere on the high end of the autism spectrum.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 11:16 AM (sNBgP)

341 There's a Japanese "light novel" collection available at humble bundle from one of Japan's most popular authors, NISIOISIN.

"Light Novel" means young adult I think. They don't seem to be something I'd like, but he writes mysteries that are very very popular in Japan. I don't understand their culture but it looks like most of his characters are teen girls but he is an old dude. Is the target audience teen girls or guys? I don't know. But if that interests you then they have about 40 some of the most popular books and manga in his collection

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 11:16 AM (XXeDg)

342 Kindltot touche'

My printing is very good, but since don't use cursive often it's sloppy.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 11:16 AM (2JoB8)

343 Talking with someone crosseyed is an odd experience, like you can't trust anything he said.
Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:06 AM (y7DUB)
Talking with a pretty girl with a wandering eye is distracting.
Posted by: N.L. Urker, the Phillips screwdriver of the gods at December 05, 2021 11:07 AM (eGTCV)

I knew a fella who had that eye problem where when he talked to you his eyes darted back and forth real fast the whole time.

Poor bastard.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 11:17 AM (R/m4+)

344 As others have mentioned; I took both Mechanical and Architectural Drawing in high school. Both required meticulous printing when annotating stuff on the drawings. One teacher spent nearly an entire week with nothing but printing exercises. Uppercase/lowercase alphabet, numbers, symbols, etc.

For the final exercise we had to print the lyrics to our favorite song. If it was less than a couple verses, copy it 3 or 4 times.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 11:17 AM (BFigT)

345 yes that dequincey series is pretty good, recall that morrell was originally an english professor at the university of iowa, although I don't recall if it was english or american literature,

set around the time of the crimean war, if memory serves

Posted by: no 6 at December 05, 2021 11:17 AM (hMlTh)

346 Which eye am I supposed to be looking at when I speak with you?

I'm prolly going to hell for asking out loud what everybody else is thinking.
Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 11:09 AM (cknjq)


Both of them.

Posted by: Captain Hate won't forget Michael Byrd Murdered Ashli Babbitt at December 05, 2021 11:18 AM (y7DUB)

347 A South Korean asks a North Korean "How's life?"

The North Korean responds "Well, I can't complain."

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 05, 2021 11:18 AM (vuisn)

348 329 I think one of the reasons the Gospel spread so far and so fast was because Paul founded the first Christian communities in major trading cities.

A very smart man.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (AwPyG)


He also made use of all the Roman-built roads and koine greek being a widely used language.

God did a lot of prep work to insure His gospel would spread quickly.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 11:18 AM (sNBgP)

349 My handwriting is block/cursive. The letters are block-style but all connected.

Which makes it illegible to everyone, including me.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:18 AM (pTHOC)

350 >>> 337 Oh, good. 80 GOPes voted to create a federal vaccine database. For us. Because they care. Now give Dan Crenshaw money so he can keep fighting for YOU!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 11:14 AM (t3/qz)

Just making public what they were likely already doing. Like any other non-existent feralgov database of things.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 05, 2021 11:20 AM (llON8)

351 My guess for the "who dis" is Maila Nurmi aka Vampira.

Posted by: moviegique at December 05, 2021 11:21 AM (asXVI)

352 @347 --

An old "Wizard of Id" strip embellished that joke:

"I can't complain. It's forbidden."

Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (ZihT8)

353 Now it's Chris's turn!

||A former co-worker of Chris Cuomo made a sexual misconduct allegation against the former CNN anchor, who was fired Saturday for misleading the cable network about the extent of the role he played trying to mitigate the sexual harassment accusations that took down his brother, former Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

A well known employment lawyer who represents the accuser contacted CNN Wednesday to tell them of the allegation, according to The New York Times.

The disclosure came as an outside law firm was probing new documents released by by New York's top prosecutor Monday that suggested the younger Cuomo was more involved trying to control damage to his brother's political career than he previously said.||

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

354 TANSTAAFL



Cordwainer Smith is fantastic. His life in Meat Space as Pail Linebarger is also fascinating.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (pTHOC)

355 ". . . a great magician named Makke the Maugifer built a manse and ruled the land with his mauging magic. He mauged east and he mauged west, north and south; persons could lift their eyes to his face once, or with effort twice, but never three times, so strong was his maugery."

-- Jack Vance

Posted by: Trimegistus at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (QZxDR)

356 One of my most favorite purchases was a copy of "Wendy Richard... No S", the biography of the woman who played Miss Brahms on Are You Being Served?

Bought it from an English bookseller (I think through ABE) and when it arrived, I saw that it had been inscribed by Wendy. Unfortunately not to me.

Posted by: Peter (My friends call me Pete) Zah at December 05, 2021 11:23 AM (a4vvV)

357 Paul Linebarger, not pail. Fucking autocorrect.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:24 AM (pTHOC)

358 The disclosure came as an outside law firm was probing new documents released by by New York's top prosecutor Monday that suggested the younger Cuomo was more involved trying to control damage to his brother's political career than he previously said.||
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (UHVv4)

Why, it's almost like there's a script for this sort of thing, where the matter has nothing to do with whether the person did something wrong, but whether the person is part of the "in" crowd or not.

Almost.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2021 11:26 AM (jsU0d)

359 Fountain pens are really nice, I wanted to get one, but I would have ink everywhere. My writing is pitiful, but it can be real nice when I want it to be.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 11:05 AM


I bought a fountain pen back in the day. Being left handed it did not work out.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 11:26 AM (bVYXr)

360 My cursive handwriting was always legible but not great. I usually got a C in penmanship in second grade. Back in the day I got preferred treatment for my manuals from the ladies in the typing pool (yeah, it was a while ago) because they could read the material without having to decipher it.

Lately, I'm treating cursive as a bit of art. That means the proper tools for my hand and taking my time. (It helps to be retired with no deadlines.) Pentel 500 or 1,000 mechanical pencils with 2B lead, Blackwing pencils, fine or extra fine nibs on fountain pens and certain dip pen nibs make a big difference. Better quality paper also helps. Just a matter for my own amusement.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 11:26 AM (7EjX1)

361 Finished reading/skimming A Plague Upon Our House by Scott Atlas. The man responsible for the lockdowns is VP Pence since he headed the CV Task Force. He repeatedly accepted Birx's, Fouci and Redfields lockdown scientism. Pence went out of his way to sell Birx's lockdown mischief - often accompanying her to individual states to bully governors and college officials. One of the more interesting - and telling - circumstances is who hired Birx in the first place. No one was willing to cop to it which leads me to think Pence hired her.

Posted by: 13times at December 05, 2021 11:27 AM (9rMWy)

362 Maybe a market for left handed fountain pens out there

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 11:28 AM (2JoB8)

363 Greetings:

Birx had a nice scarf collection.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 11:29 AM (uuklp)

364 Were you there? Are you on the school staff? Again every case is different and cognitive adults should be able to tell the difference.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (iXJM1)

I have acquaintances who teach there. Crumbley wasn't known to all the staff, let alone all the kids. Oxford High School has more than 1,500 students. What I was told - and I don't know if the staff is supposed to mention - was that during the meeting, he said the drawing was of a video game he wanted to make. That made the concerned teacher look like an ass, and the parents refused to pull their son out of school based on such a stupid accusation.

The "I didn't go to school because I knew something was going to happen" kid and his mother who were interviewed on TV? Somehow neither of them could answer the question how he "knew," let alone show a social media post that predated the shooting. But they got attention in the aftermath, just like another teen who told CNN that Crumbley "looked depressed every day." (That was for a "bullied teen" angle that fizzled.)

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 11:29 AM (/+bwe)

365 Unlike the other 3 however, he seems to forget about characters he has stranded in other parts of his world and sums up their situations in a kind of offhand way.

Re. Sanderson, your observation here is exactly how I felt. I sometimes don't understand how an author can produce a voluminous work like that and then seem to rush to the finish line. I too was expecting the other suspended characters to be woven back into the end of the work. I found that disappointing, to say the least.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at December 05, 2021 11:30 AM (Xrfse)

366 Don't recall the grade, but we had to have a certain number of gold stars to be able to go from pencil to fountain pen. Big group pressure, emphasized by a nun who pinched cheeks.
I could never be a doctor. You can read both my cursive and print.

Posted by: A. Baldwin at December 05, 2021 11:30 AM (Foq6I)

367 Inkblots from fountain pens on one's white shirt pocket were punishable if you got home before Dad.
=====

Where, oh where, are the pocket protectors? The stiff exemplar of nerddom and the savior of laundries everywhere! /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at December 05, 2021 11:30 AM (MIKMs)

368 Damn!
Off dirty sock

Posted by: MkY at December 05, 2021 11:31 AM (Foq6I)

369 Anyone see the see the videos of the "Patriot Front" marching in DC yesterday? They were all wearing khaki pants and khaki-colored shirts, sunglasses, masks and the same color shirts and carrying flags and banners reading "reclaim America". They loaded up into U-Haul trucks to make their getaway.

It is an obvious op coordinated between AntiFa and the Feds. Talk about a Reichstag Fire.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:31 AM (pTHOC)

370 Back from a nap. Whud i miss?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 11:32 AM (KAi1n)

371 But they got attention in the aftermath, just like another teen who told CNN that Crumbley "looked depressed every day." (That was for a "bullied teen" angle that fizzled.)
Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 11:29 AM (/+bwe)

School shootings happen because there is evil in this world, and the world seems to glorify it.

Everyone knows the names of virtually every school shooter we have. That's incentive enough for a lot of these guys.

Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2021 11:33 AM (jsU0d)

372 My problem with fountain pens and I do like them, is that you can't just whip one out and start writing. I think storing them all nib down is asking for a mess. So you store them nib up and then you have to wait a while to write. And you can screw up the nib and have to wash it on occasion if you get dried ink build-up. Dealing with cartridges and compatible refill cartridges can be a pain.

They're more if you do a lot of writing, and will sit down for a long session, and you like the look coming from a nib, then it's for you. But if you're just looking for something to sign your name then a reliable ballpoint might be better.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 11:33 AM (XXeDg)

373 Rare books: but sometimes you get lucky. I was invited once to go through the cellar of a recently deceased lady. I found a couple of rotting old books in a literal trunk in the cellar. One was a large volume of hand colored prints of St Petersburg (Russia) published in 1805. The cover was ratty but the prints were fine.

The book sat in my attic for 20 years before I looked it up on Abebooks and found it was worth 24k. I put it on Ebay for 18k just to see what would happen. It was sold within a day to a broker in the UK.

It paid for new plumbing...

Posted by: poe at December 05, 2021 11:33 AM (76dsu)

374 @365

Yeah, I hate that too. Hollywood calls it "the promise of the premise" which is like a contract between the author and the reader. One of which is a character is there for a reason.

To me, it's so annoying when the author spends a lot of time on a character who is only going to be spun off in the next book or series. They do this a lot with the historical romance series.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:34 AM (AwPyG)

375 Ant infestation. Summer of '78. I've seen things, man.

Posted by: NaughtyPine





*FistBump*

We've been in the shit! Thank God for black cat firecrackers. Those ants never had a chance.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:35 AM (pTHOC)

376 You wanna talk about handwriting?

I'll give you handwriting.

Try learning it in a 1950's parochial school in SW Phila using FRIGGIN' PALMER METHOD!!!!!!

And, yes, using an ink pen.

Posted by: TANSTAAFL at December 05, 2021 11:36 AM (fBtlL)

377 Safety tip: ants hate powdered lemon dishwashing detergent.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:36 AM (AwPyG)

378 >>> Why, it's almost like there's a script for this sort of thing, where the matter has nothing to do with whether the person did something wrong, but whether the person is part of the "in" crowd or not.

Almost.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2021 11:26 AM (jsU0d)


And it's almost like there's a comparative calculation involved and so when your value to the collective calculated on one side is less than your risk to the collective shown on the other you are no longer protected.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 11:37 AM (XXeDg)

379 @373

That is amazeballs!!

*tries to remember if there are any similar books in boxes here*

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:38 AM (AwPyG)

380 352 @347 --
An old "Wizard of Id" strip embellished that joke:
"I can't complain. It's forbidden."
Posted by: Weak Geek at December 05, 2021 11:22 AM (ZihT


Another Wizard of Id:

A prisoner is chained up to the wall.
Wizard: How's the food?
Prisoner: I can't complain.
Wizard: Why not?
Prisoner: My teeth are stuck together.

Posted by: Splunge at December 05, 2021 11:39 AM (PQ4Fz)

381 The entire contents of that book were like that.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division




That dude may come in handy after civilisation collapses when the DemonRats steal the 2024 election.

"The Lay of the Burning Times"

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:39 AM (pTHOC)

382 The nuns didn't strap Alec Baldwin enough in school!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:40 AM (UHVv4)

383 Greetings:

Philly does that to people.

Up in the Bronx, there was a bit of folk wisdom that was about an all-expense-paid trip to Philly lottery. First Prize was a week in Philly. Second Prize was two weeks in Philly.

Posted by: 11B40 at December 05, 2021 11:41 AM (uuklp)

384 Doroth Grant has written four novels so far that are enjoyable light reading. They're hard to classify (scifi--military with seasoning of romance?) but they're fun.

Posted by: Lirio100 at December 05, 2021 11:41 AM (uFOGo)

385 A good point:

Greg Price @greg_price11; 18h
It will always remain insane that both Cuomo brothers lost their jobs due to covering up creepy behavior from Andrew and NOT covering up how his covid policies led to thousands of nursing home deaths

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:42 AM (UHVv4)

386 Fully vaxxed cruise ship has outbreak of Coof. Infected passengers have to quarantine, uninfected have to be tested before they are allowed off the ship in N'awlans.
Lol.
Get your jab!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 11:44 AM (P8FxN)

387 Inflation ius thru the roof
Gas has gone up over 60%
Our enemies are on the march all over the world

And the msm is still obsessed with PDT

Scmucks

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 11:44 AM (Irn0L)

388 My favorite fountain pens are Pelikan, even their 'lower' level pens. Good, consistent ink flow and nibs that only need a light touch. For the price, the Lamy Safari pens are a great value. That's what I use when carrying a fountain pen.

Bottled ink gets more complicated but I've found that Parker Quink is a very good everyday ink. All the colors work, not just black or blue. It also works well with dip pens.

Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 11:49 AM (7EjX1)

389 Fully vaxxed cruise ship has outbreak of Coof. Infected passengers have to quarantine, uninfected have to be tested before they are allowed off the ship in N'awlans.
Lol.
Get your jab!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 11:44 AM (P8FxN)

It's the end of the world but I feel fine.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 11:50 AM (4I/2K)

390 Inflation ius thru the roof
Gas has gone up over 60%
Our enemies are on the march all over the world

And the msm is still obsessed with PDT

Scmucks
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 11:44 AM (Irn0L)

An intentional portmanteau of scum + schmucks?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 11:52 AM (4I/2K)

391 Nearing the climax of Steven Hunter's excellent "The Master Sniper," the bad guy is Repp, SS nazi, end of WW2 Germany and Switzerland, he's a sniper with about a thousand kills.

An American captain and a Brit colonel, both in their respective intelligence branches, are trying to find him and puzzle out his mission, which is in play after the nazi surrender.

Very well-described gun tech for us gun nuts. Adolf Eichmann, in captivity the day of surrender, plays a role in the plot.

It is as good as Day of the Jackal.

Posted by: Mr Gaga at December 05, 2021 11:52 AM (KiBMU)

392 There a guy who shows up a craft fairs around here who makes ball point pens out of used shell casings and wood. I have one in NATO 5.56 that writes killer letters.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 11:52 AM (BFigT)

393 I .think I'm done with the Donna Leon Venetian mysteries. Although the descriptions of the city and its cuisine are wonderful the jabs at Americans are getting nastier and I'm only to books published in the very early 2000's.

Posted by: Tuna at December 05, 2021 11:52 AM (gLRfa)

394 Jumping in at the end. Mornin' Horde

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 11:53 AM (ONvIw)

395 I am currently reading a book on Economic History by Carlo Cipolla, Between Cultures, which is two essays on what Economic History is and what the sources are.

The first is a discussion of history and economics with history being a humanities discipline and economics becoming more and more tied to hard sciences, in spite of its poor ability at prediction and defining what the hard numbers mean. It also discusses source materials and what can and cannot be taken for granted as historical economic sources, and why historical understanding of the period is essential to understanding what the source material has to offer.

The second is about types of historical sources and what they offer and why what they show has to be critically reviewed.

Cipolla's opinion is that Economics and History are unwisely divided, that they are both Humanities subjects, and he believes that Economics is nowhere near a "newtonian revolution" putting it on an equal footing with physics or engineering since as a human venture, economics cannot be reduced to mere numbers, forces and physical rules of motion.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 11:53 AM (ZMraq)

396 "Fully vaxxed cruise ship has outbreak of Coof. Infected passengers have to quarantine, uninfected have to be tested before they are allowed off the ship in N'awlans.
Lol. Get your jab!"
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

Remember that cruise ship right at the beginning of this? That's when I knew it wasn't worth worrying about. An isolated cruise ship with no vaccine or protection and the media was sure they were all going to die, all they did was complain about the food and being bored.

Posted by: lowandslow at December 05, 2021 11:53 AM (4thlk)

397 Julie Adams looks nice in the pic

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 11:54 AM (ONvIw)

398 One problem with the call to leave reviews on Amazon: Amazon will not let you post a review unless your account has spent $50 or more in the past six months.

On another note, this week I am reading "All In a Day's Work", the autobiography of Ida Tarbell. She was the muckraking journalist of the turn of the last century, whose groundbreaking "History of the Standard Oil Company" led to Rockefeller's oil monopoly being broken up. Hers is a fascinating life. Yes, she had to deal with the limitations that were imposed on women in the 19th century, but she overcame or bypassed them, without griping about it. She came by her anti-Rockefeller stance honestly, since she was raised in Titusville, Pa., which is where the first oil wells in the US were drilled, and her father's business deal with oil - he made barrels for storing and shipping the stuff. She writes very well, is candid about her mistakes and limitations, and tells lots of good stories. It's available on gutenberg.org for free. Highly recommended.

Posted by: Nemo at December 05, 2021 11:54 AM (S6ArX)

399 An intentional portmanteau of scum + schmucks?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 11:52 AM (4I/2K)

LOL, no just a lousy typist

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 11:54 AM (Irn0L)

400 Benny @bennyjohnson
Trump on General Milley telling him to leave the military equipment in Afghanistan:

"That's when I realized he was a fucking idiot."

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:55 AM (UHVv4)

401 vaccine or protection and the media was sure they were all going to die, all they did was complain about the food and being bored.

Posted by: lowandslow




Yep. I had the same thoughts then fot the same reasons.

Posted by: Sharkman at December 05, 2021 11:55 AM (pTHOC)

402 351 My guess for the "who dis" is Maila Nurmi aka Vampira.

Posted by: moviegique at December 05, 2021 11:21 AM (asXVI)


Another reasonable, but alas, wrong, guess. Correct answer is at #81.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 11:55 AM (sNBgP)

403 I was hunting for new kid books, well new to the grandsons, and hit upon a book I liked as a kid called Understood Betsey, by Dorothy Canfield Fisher. Fisher became a big lefty but she has been cancelled because of some possible, but unsubstantiated, interest in eugenics in the 20s. Vermont changed the name of the award named for her.

Posted by: CN...FJB at December 05, 2021 11:56 AM (ONvIw)

404 LOL, no just a lousy typist
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 11:54 AM (Irn0L)

Still, take credit for that one.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 11:56 AM (4I/2K)

405 Morning Hordemates.
Am reading the History of the Atomic Bomb by Rhodes.
Not bad actually. I have found my high school physics allows me to understand the early developed concepts and experiments.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 05, 2021 11:58 AM (axyOa)

406 I'm nearly done with Wm. Shirer's End of A Berlin Diary. Things that struck me about this examination of the immediate postwar era:

Shirer hobnobs with people like Edward R. Murrow, Howard K. Smith, and other WWII-era reporters. He drops lots of names and "lunches" with a lot of foreign government functionaries. His reading list includes classical Greek works and more recent European heavyweights like Mann and Joyce. He lets you know about it. Repeatedly.

Shirer really despises the German people. He sees them as overbearing and brutal in victory and posturing themselves as victims in defeat. All supported the Nazis in 1940 but somehow, all secretly opposed them from the start in 1945, or so they all claim.

He clearly has socialist, if not communist sympathies. Even so, he still comes across as a patriotic American. In that he is so unlike modern "journalists" who would NEVER utter a supportive word for their own country or its system of values. I can imagine him being repulsed by what journalism has become today with its agenda-driven dishonesty and its woke bullshit.

It makes for a very illuminating look into a time capsule from a bygone era.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 11:58 AM (VxC1e)

407 Welp, that was a long constitutional with the lively and energetic Mrs naturalfake.

Lessee what's up thread.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 05, 2021 11:59 AM (5NkmN)

408 I got an admit to UC Berkeley in 1971. So never saw that library.

Didn't have any money to go. Sad.

Posted by: torabora at December 05, 2021 12:00 PM (U0p6D)

409 370 Back from a nap. Whud i miss?
Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 11:32 AM (KAi1n)


We all voted you off the island. Go back to sleep.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 12:00 PM (sNBgP)

410 348 329 I think one of the reasons the Gospel spread so far and so fast was because Paul founded the first Christian communities in major trading cities.
A very smart man.

Posted by: artemis at December 05, 2021 11:11 AM (AwPyG)

He also made use of all the Roman-built roads and koine greek being a widely used language.

God did a lot of prep work to insure His gospel would spread quickly.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at December 05, 2021 11:18 AM (sNBgP)

It also happened at a time that Mithraism, the primary religion of the Legions themselves, was going through some type of crises... as it went away very very quickly, with almost no remnants left to tell us what its doctrines really were.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:00 PM (oHd/0)

411 Upthread -> the Red Army and Stalin's lack of preparedness both offensive and defensive are best viewed through the prism of Finland's Winter War. A good case can be made that if Stalin had not invaded Finland and got 150,000+ troops killed that the Krauts would've easily taken Moscow. The carnage Finn ski squads inflicted upon RA troops is shattering - simply look at the photographic evidence documented on the Raate road.

Posted by: 13times at December 05, 2021 12:00 PM (9rMWy)

412 SURPRISE NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at December 05, 2021 12:01 PM (2JoB8)

413 AOC Complains About Biden Admin Not Cancelling Her Student Loan Debt

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Poor baby!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 12:01 PM (FVME7)

414 Benny @bennyjohnson
Trump on General Milley telling him to leave the military equipment in Afghanistan:
"That's when I realized he was a fucking idiot."
Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:55 AM (UHVv4)

Oh what foul language! I am so glad Joe Biden is in the white house.

Now off to fill my car up for $379.00.

Posted by: Democrat voters, grifters and preverts at December 05, 2021 12:01 PM (R/m4+)

415 There are four prime American prose writers (IMHO) who excel in clarity, style and compentence: Lincoln, Twain. H. Beam Piper and David Drake.
I once tried to get into sentence diagramming to figure out what made Piper's prose so good.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 10:37 AM (ZM

It sounds like you love beautiful sentences and figuring out what makes them work. I think you'd love Ward Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric. Its a great read; not at all dry or stuffy.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2021 12:02 PM (Ed8Zd)

416 Everyone knows the names of virtually every school shooter we have. That's incentive enough for a lot of these guys.
Posted by: BurtTC at December 05, 2021 11:33 AM

For hoaxers, the incentive is the fun of forcing adults to investigate and the possible reward of time off school. It's been really bad since the beginning of November, after the first marking period grades went out and reality set in with the younger teens. School is really staying open. Attendance counts. Missing work can't be blamed on technical difficulties.

The hoaxes have gotten so out of hand that just this Friday, a kid was arrested and charged with a 20-year felony for posting a threat to a middle school in another part of Oakland County. He's only 13.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 12:05 PM (/+bwe)

417 Late to the thread. I'm reading the Fourth Turning by Strauss and Howe.

They are liberals (Harvard and Yale educated) but they are on to something with the generational, cyclical patterns of our culture. Eye opening to realize we're now in what they call the Crisis phase, which has always culminated in a major war.

I believe Strauss has passed on, but thankfully he left this gem for us to ponder.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 05, 2021 12:06 PM (UDSF6)

418 Bottled ink gets more complicated but I've found that Parker Quink is a very good everyday ink. All the colors work, not just black or blue. It also works well with dip pens.
Posted by: JTB at December 05, 2021 11:49 AM (7EjX1)


I like the Sheaffer ink, it works in all my fountain pens and for the dip pens as well.

The best deals in fountain pens are the Chinese ones, they have a number of providers that mix and match Euro and American fountain pen features. You can buy them on Amazon, You can get packs of three for a very good price, and they last longer than a Bic pen. I think they are all made in the same factory no matter what the branding is.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 05, 2021 12:12 PM (ZMraq)

419 Eye opening to realize we're now in what they call the Crisis phase, which has always culminated in a major war.

I believe Strauss has passed on, but thankfully he left this gem for us to ponder.
Posted by: squeakywheel at December 05, 2021 12:06 PM

I've added it to my list, though I almost don't want to read it! Thanks.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 05, 2021 12:13 PM (/+bwe)

12/5/21 EMT

Happy Sunday!

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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:00 AM (2JoB8)

2 Yes it is.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:01 AM (vd8XM)

3 Good morning!

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 05, 2021 06:01 AM (UDSF6)

4 I don't have coffee on yet

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:01 AM (2JoB8)

5 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 06:02 AM (03BbD)

6 I don't have coffee on yet
Posted by: Skip

2 demerits for Skip

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

7
g'mornin' again, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 06:03 AM (DUIap)

8 Good morning

Posted by: Lotta nerve at December 05, 2021 06:06 AM (JdcHc)

9 Tonight on TCM at 9:15 Central is the movie 'Tevya' from 1939

It is the movie that 'Fiddler on the Roof' is based on.
The movie is based on a play written in 1915 called 'Tevya the Milkman'

I don't know if it's any good, just thought it might be interesting.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

10 Today is Sunday, Dec 5, 2021. On this day in 1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S., holds its first meeting at the College of William & Mary.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:06 AM (mpXpK)

11 All 3 Crumbleys locked up in same Michigan jail, authorities say


https://tinyurl.com/2p8k6kz3

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

12 Today is Sunday, Dec 5, 2021. On this day in 1776 Phi Beta Kappa, the oldest academic honor society in the U.S., holds its first meeting at the College of William & Mary.
Posted by: Vic

Dec 6th, the first kegger.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:07 AM (vd8XM)

13 CNN terminates Chris Cuomo 'effective immediately'


https://tinyurl.com/2p8bapx3

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:07 AM (mpXpK)

14 Report: Kamala Harris's Staff Endures Constant Fear of Backstabbing


https://tinyurl.com/2y4vdavd

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:08 AM (mpXpK)

15 Broken Promises: One Year Ago, Joe Biden Said He Wouldn't Demand Mandatory Vaccines


https://tinyurl.com/2p8z4dk9

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:09 AM (mpXpK)

16 Rand Paul on Fauci: Live Your Life, Ignore This Man Let's Hope He Can Be Gone as Soon as Possible/I]



https://tinyurl.com/4afsk2v5

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

17 Rand Paul on Fauci: Live Your Life, Ignore This Man Let's Hope He Can Be Gone as Soon as Possible/I]


https://tinyurl.com/4afsk2v5

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:10 AM (mpXpK)

18 VIDEO: Blizzard Warning Issued for Hawaii; 12 Inches of Snow Expected


https://tinyurl.com/yc5f4wky

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

19
Afghans Brought to U.S. by Biden Deliver 250 Children, Securing Birthright American Citizenship


https://tinyurl.com/3waz6cuk

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

20 It is a happy Sunday. Today I get to go and officiate at Holy Communion which is always a blessing and a privilege for me.
We will be lighting the second purple candle on the Advent wreath-the candle of peace. Here are some encouraging Bible verses about peace:

https://tinyurl.com/yc2y2bf8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:11 AM (poMoX)

21 A Swing and a HUGE Miss November Jobs Report Yet Another Bidenomics Disaster



https://tinyurl.com/2p8wkuz3

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:11 AM (mpXpK)

22 DA says Waukesha massacre suspect's release on low bail was due to 'human error' by overloaded staffer


Has that staffer been fired yet?


https://tinyurl.com/2p9yvn9w

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

23 Political cartoon of the day


https://tinyurl.com/2p88ahsb

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:12 AM (mpXpK)

24 https://www.americanthinker.com/nothing is anybodys fault

https://tinyurl.com/2p8f4xek

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:13 AM (2JoB8)

25 Has that staffer been fired yet?


2 month paid leave.

That will teach them a lesson.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

26 RAMIREZ


https://tinyurl.com/2p8chwuc


And that's it for today

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 06:13 AM (mpXpK)

27 Vic good to see you

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:14 AM (2JoB8)

28 Thanks for the news Vic!

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

29 Thanks, Vic !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 06:15 AM (03BbD)

30
Report: Kamala Harris's Staff Endures Constant Fear of Backstabbing

Some group is trying to clear her out before the inevitable and Joe faceplants. Isn't there a single moderate left in the (D)'s?


Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 06:19 AM (dQvv7)

31 Hi Vic.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 05, 2021 06:21 AM (rDgjh)

32 Not good enough, Rand Paul. Stop endorsing the vaccine. Until we do, we'll not stop this madness.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 06:27 AM (we2CT)

33 Tevye the Milkman is one of the stories from a series of stories about Tevye by the Jewish writer, Sholom Aleichem. These stories were the basis for "Fiddler On The Roof".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:29 AM (poMoX)

34 A woman from IL finds reason for hope in the midst of her cancer treatments. Christian devotional from "The Upper Room":

https://www.upperroom.org/devotionals/en-2021-12-05

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:32 AM (poMoX)

35
Report: Kamala Harris's Staff Endures Constant Fear of Spitting Swallowing Backstabbing


Their master's voice ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 06:32 AM (3l5Yq)

36 The cure for vaccine insanity in six words: I respect your choice. Respect mine.

Posted by: IanDeal at December 05, 2021 06:33 AM (MGjjz)

37 https://tinyurl.com/2p98sjzw
20 Tweets from Bad Blue

Some real good ones in there

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:34 AM (2JoB8)

38 Morning again, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 05, 2021 06:35 AM (ju2Fy)

39
Dec 6th, the first kegger.
Posted by: Bruce


Dec 7th, the first kegstand.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 06:35 AM (3l5Yq)

40 Our secret weapon: prayer. A devotional from the rabbi's daughter who heads the International Association of Christians and Jews:

https://tinyurl.com/5f55auuj

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:35 AM (poMoX)

41 morinin yall. Good to see you Vic.

Spent all day and part of last night getting the car ready and now it's off to the races. See ya this evening.

Posted by: f'd at December 05, 2021 06:39 AM (Tnijr)

42
Why does the inside of AOC's mask look like Biden's underwear?


I've never seen every hand of horde members go up as fast as just now ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 06:39 AM (3l5Yq)

43 Thanks for the links, Vic! Happy Sunday to the Horde.

Posted by: acethepug at December 05, 2021 06:39 AM (pgqW6)

44
Some real good ones in there
Posted by: Skip


arkansas biden baby makes an appearance ... really!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 05, 2021 06:41 AM (3l5Yq)

45 Grifters gonna Grift:

The Clinton Foundation received roughly $16.3 million in contributions in 2020, according to their newly released Form 990. This was a 93.6% decrease from the nearly $250 million the charitable organization raked in during 2009 after Hillary Clinton was appointed Secretary of State.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2021 06:42 AM (yrol0)

46 37 which leads to this tweet
https://tinyurl.com/yceeu6x4

MSNBC is getting out in front on a hatchet job on Rosanne Boyland's who was murder by capital police on Jan 6

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:43 AM (2JoB8)

47 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 06:45 AM (cknjq)

48 Masks are really discussing, catching crap so you can breath it back in.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:48 AM (2JoB8)

49 Say, anyone here need their pool cleaned?

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at December 05, 2021 06:49 AM (VxC1e)

50 The new updates to global CO2 emissions in the GCP substantially revise scientists understanding of global emissions trajectories over the past decade. The new data shows that global CO2 emissions have been flat if not slightly declining over the past 10 years.

However, falling land-use emissions have counterbalanced rising fossil CO2 emissions, and there is no guarantee these trends will continue in the future.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2021 06:51 AM (yrol0)

51 48 Masks are really discussing, catching crap so you can breath it back in.
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 06:48 AM (2JoB

After about 20 minutes they become collectors of airborne diseases and also hold touch transferred for many days.

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 05, 2021 06:52 AM (yrol0)

52 All that news and a Dawg that didn't bark.

Posted by: Goliad's Ghosts at December 05, 2021 06:54 AM (QZ/dC)

53 Morning horde. Good to see Vic with the VNN today.

This morning I go to play Christmas songs in our church service, therefore I feel joyful right now. :-)

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 05, 2021 06:54 AM (Bg96i)

54 Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 05, 2021 06:54 AM (Bg96i)

That's great! Thanks for your music ministry and God bless you and your church!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:58 AM (poMoX)

55 Powerline Week in Pictures - the New Deviant Edition:

https://tinyurl.com/yckwykwc

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 06:59 AM (Dc2NZ)

56 Dust masks are not particularly effective against flu or cold viruses much less free range engineered bioweapons, I expect.

Undoubtedly though, used masks are being treated as Hazmat, very much the way "sharps"* are handled? They need special handling for disposal, correct? Everyone knows this and is properly trained, yes?

* I remember when those red sharps disposal containers started showing up in government owned bathrooms. I couldn't figure it out. Were the government employees a bunch of heroin addicts or something? Maybe that explains some of it, though bad acid sounds closer to the observed psychosis, or maybe demon posession.

Posted by: common tater at December 05, 2021 07:00 AM (MAJoQ)

57 I have whipped cream left over, at store they have strawberries on sale, if I went first could make pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream when I got back.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 07:00 AM (2JoB8)

58 Thank you Fen! I pray your Advent service is used by the Lord to provide hope and peace to your community through Him.

Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 05, 2021 07:02 AM (Bg96i)

59 Nothing like strapping a petri dish to your face and breathing in the contents all day.

Which is why tomorrow is my last day as a contractor for the US government. Je refuse.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert (Gringo fuertemente armado-Tempus belli) at December 05, 2021 07:05 AM (l7Kbv)

60 arkansas biden baby makes an appearance ... really!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM)
-------------------
Baby's name is "Navy"!?!!

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 05, 2021 07:05 AM (ju2Fy)

61 Watched this am with my coffee a talk about GW by a earth science retired professor from a NE university. He obviously doesn't support the narrative of the political class and probably was "retired". Or his young class members had him removed.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 07:06 AM (QKMKY)

62 Posted by: Long-time Commenter, First-time Reader at December 05, 2021 07:02 AM (Bg96i)

Thanks; I appreciate that prayer and hope.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 07:06 AM (poMoX)

63 Yet believe it, a more serious removable filter mask is outlawed by OSHA unless you lave a doctor prescription.
I have a new one and wear it when needed, but was stopped once by a supervisor for it. Was cutting plywood rips and many sheets worth. After but a few minutes those stupid blue mask filled up as if I had a plastic bag over my mouth.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 07:07 AM (2JoB8)

64 I'm fascinated by the Apocalypse series, Apocalypse WW1, Stalin, Hitler. Particularly with the sound dubbing. Anyway, the Hitler series is on, and they just showed a Brown Shirt bandsman clobbering somebody with his glockenspiel. Guess the skateboard wasn't around then.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 07:08 AM (C1Lsn)

65 Good morning dear morons

Going to rich lib cousin's "surprise" birthday party today. It's not really a surprise because he mistakenly included his wife on the email list. He did not realize this until the helpful Mrs. F. pointed this out.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 07:11 AM (EZebt)

66 65 A Trumpy Bear would be a nice gift.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 07:13 AM (C1Lsn)

67 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:16 AM (arJlL)

68 Thanks for VNN. Good to see you Vic

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 07:17 AM (EZebt)

69 Welcome back, Vic !

And thanks !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:17 AM (arJlL)

70 Omicron is everywhere now. Just answered my doorbell early this am and it was waiting on my doorstep for me to leave the house...Holly shit. /sarc

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 07:18 AM (QKMKY)

71 Omicron is everywhere now. Just answered my doorbell early this am and it was waiting on my doorstep for me to leave the house...Holly shit. /sarc
Posted by: Colin

HA!

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:20 AM (vd8XM)

72 Omicron is everywhere now. Just answered my doorbell early this am and it was waiting on my doorstep for me to leave the house...Holly shit. /sarc
Posted by: Colin

Holly shit ?

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:22 AM (arJlL)

73 Just saw a screenshot of a now-deleted tweet on Stephen Miller's feed.

Apparently Omicron has been known by the CDC to exist since Nov 2020.

Posted by: squeakywheel at December 05, 2021 07:23 AM (UDSF6)

74 Vic!

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 07:24 AM (KAi1n)

75 In the big game yesterday, Pitt won the ACC Championship. I can't remember when they last won anything big so good for them. Ok, 'big'. It's the ACC after all. I'll take it. This might be the first time since Dan Marino was the QB that they've won more than 10 games in a season.

Oh. In that other big game, Georgia crapped themselves again. Congrats to Alabama for another National Title.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2021 07:26 AM (sAmhv)

76 36 The cure for vaccine insanity in six words: I respect your choice. Respect mine.
Posted by: IanDeal at December 05, 2021 06:33 AM (MGjjz)

Silly rabbit. "Choice" only applies to abortion.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:26 AM (H8QX8)

77 Deck the halls with boughs of holly shit.....

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 05, 2021 07:26 AM (5SzKU)

78 I'm all out of bedside comfort food. Ugh. I feel like my immune system sent out a small detachment on a raiding party. So, NBD but i could use something. Maybe i'll make some popcorn. Meh.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 07:28 AM (usM7j)

79 Fa-la-la .......RUN !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:28 AM (arJlL)

80 My HIV status is private you h8ers!

Please show your vax and ID to buy coffee.

Voter ID is rayciss!!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 07:29 AM (EZebt)

81 Pandora's Box - Brute Force is Ultimately at the End of Government Compulsory Vaccinations

https://bit.ly/3olbNeF

Neil Oliver hits the nail on the head again. I cannot recommend watching this monologue highly enough. Eventually, when all government pressures are exhausted, the demand for mandatory vaccination only ends one way, with brute force. However, they are few and we are the many.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:30 AM (Do5/p)

82 Omicron is everywhere now. Just answered my doorbell early this am and it was waiting on my doorstep for me to leave the house...Holly shit. /sarc
Posted by: Colin

Ring brand doorbells can now identify the Omicron variant.

...National Ad....

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:30 AM (vd8XM)

83 The rule was created, Twitter initially said, in a bid to prevent its platform from being abused to harass and intimidate people, particularly women, activists and minorities.
But right-wing groups and anti-mask activists have quickly determined that the new Twitter policy offers an opportunity to strike back at those who might draw attention to their real-world identities.

When the right does it, they are harassing and intimidating women, activists and minorities, who must now be protected by a twitter rule.

When the left does it they are just drawing attention to peoples real world identity, and now need a new twitter rule to protect that behavior.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 07:31 AM (Pw26M)

84 The Daily Sceptic
at_LD_Sceptics

Vaccine advocates in Canada have offered to secretly take children to get jabbed in order to bypass parental authority.

5:07 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3Equ4wB

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:31 AM (Do5/p)

85 Ohhhhhhhhh!
You better not pout
You better not cry
You better not shout
I'm telling you why
Omicron is coming
To town!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 07:33 AM (Pw26M)

86 Morning peeps.

Steaming cup of Omicron right here. Remarkably it smells and tastes a lot like coffee.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 07:33 AM (BFigT)

87 Vaccine advocates in Canada have offered to secretly take children to get jabbed in order to bypass parental authority.


Joe Biden awakes from slumber with drool on his pillow and another pee stain on his sheets....

Fire up AF1! We're off to Cameroon!!

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:34 AM (vd8XM)

88 PA has lots of "holly's". And maybe some holy's also.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 07:34 AM (QKMKY)

89 I like this Elf on the Shelf version:

https://tinyurl.com/yc43v8bz

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 07:34 AM (Dc2NZ)

90 Anonymous UK Citizen
at_AnonCitizenUK

Ben Magden: "Ended up in the emergency room on Wednesday night after taking the 2nd Pfizer shot. Diagnosed with Pericarditis. The Dr. said this is now common after the Pfizer shot, especially with teenage boys and young males."

5:34 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3prqVqc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:35 AM (Do5/p)

91 It sees you when your sleeping
It knows if your awake
It knows if your not wearing a mask
So get Vaxed for Leftism sake

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 05, 2021 07:36 AM (IlH6k)

92 Daws
at_DSM1224

Can someone please help me explain:

- If the vaccine works why are they locking down the unnvaccinated?

- If the vaccine doesn't work why are they locking down the unnvaccinated?

If anyone still thinks it's about an illness they are a big part of the problem.


5:44 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/31Ali0s

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:37 AM (Do5/p)

93 If I find out someone gave my child the spike protein mRNA therapy, I will murder them. Straight up. No joke.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 07:37 AM (Pw26M)

94 Paul Joseph Watson
at_PrisonPlanet

This is some insidious crap.

It is perfectly possible to support the general concept of vaccination while opposing mandatory government vaccination.

Merriam-Webster definition of "anti-vaxxer": a person who opposes vaccination or laws that mandate vaccination


7:28 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3pskL9t

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:40 AM (Do5/p)

95 " * I remember when those red sharps disposal containers started showing up in government owned bathrooms. I couldn't figure it out. Were the government employees a bunch of heroin addicts or something? Maybe that explains some of it, though bad acid sounds closer to the observed psychosis, or maybe demon posession.

Posted by: common tater at December 05, 2021 07:00 AM (MAJoQ) "

- I always figured it was the increasing incidence of diabeetus driving the sharps-boxes everywhere.
- my bets are on demonic possession.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 07:40 AM (03BbD)

96 Soy milk is back! Haven't seen it in a month
Not that I have use for it

Posted by: Skip's Phone at December 05, 2021 07:41 AM (IlH6k)

97 Nobody wants to admit that the vaccine is a failure as implemented. At the time it was introduced, it worked. It should have been offered to the elderly and chronically ill. But the politicians got hollywood syndrome and thought a heroic campaign to vaccinate the world and defeat the deadly virus would make them immortal in the history books. They are not willing to let it go. Plus they are megalomaniacs who are refining population control techniques on a worldwide scale.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 07:41 AM (Pw26M)

98 86 Morning peeps.

Steaming cup of Omicron right here. Remarkably it smells and tastes a lot like coffee.
Posted by: Martini Farmer



Sneaky camouflage. Nature finds a way!

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2021 07:44 AM (sAmhv)

99 Hell, I'm so old I can't attract a deviant let alone a variant.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:44 AM (CJRR8)

100 Anonymous UK Citizen
at_AnonCitizenUK

Santa Claus is coming to town..

Nuremberg 2.0 - Crimes against humanity are about to be paid in full. (Video)

"I am an attorney in Germany and in the United States and I have been working with my law firm on behalf of consumers and small and medium sized corporations for 27 years. And we have mostly represented our clients against large, global corporations. ... we now fight the people behind this global pandemic."


7:22 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3djLlf9

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:45 AM (Do5/p)

101 Good morning!

My company put out a statement that as of 1 January we're no longer going to have vacation accrual and scheduled vacation, we're going to unlimited PTO. Uuummmm... OK. I just scheduled my remaining 135 hours of vacation to help them out with the book keeping.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2021 07:46 AM (fLri9)

102 Hell, I'm so old I can't attract a deviant let alone a variant.
Posted by: Ben Had

Balderdash !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:46 AM (arJlL)

103 Hiya Ben Had !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:46 AM (arJlL)

104 F*ck Merriam Webster. They've been corrupted the same as every institution.

Control words and meanings, control thoughts, control people.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:47 AM (H8QX8)

105 JT, Good Morning. That was my joke for the day.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:47 AM (CJRR8)

106 Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:44 AM (CJRR

* throws the flag and whistles the play dead*

Two minute minor for BS

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2021 07:48 AM (fLri9)

107 Oh, what nonsense !

G'mornin' BenHad !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 07:48 AM (03BbD)

108 That was my joke for the day.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:47
------------------------

And a great joke it was. Morning, Ben Had.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 05, 2021 07:50 AM (ju2Fy)

109 Balderdash !
Posted by: JT


You watch your phraseology!

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:50 AM (vd8XM)

110 If you want to see videos of anti-vax-passport protests from all over the world, this is an excellent account to follow. Numerous videos posted this morning. Scroll down to the posts starting from about an hour ago.

Capesterre Guadeloupe, Limassol Cyprus, Barcelona, York, Utrecht the Netherlands, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Edinburgh Scotland, Poland... and more.

Anonymous UK Citizen
at_AnonCitizenUK

https://bit.ly/3dmiZ3Z

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:51 AM (Do5/p)

111 You watch your phraseology!
Posted by: Bruce

I don't even know L. Ron Hubbard !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:52 AM (arJlL)

112 "Working with Kamala means putting up with soul-destroying criticism as well as her own lack of confidence."
--not me but could be

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 07:52 AM (EZebt)

113 I don't even know L. Ron Hubbard !
Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:52 AM (arJlL)

I think he invented some kinda microscope.

Posted by: weirdflunky at December 05, 2021 07:53 AM (cknjq)

114 Capesterre Guadeloupe, Limassol Cyprus, Barcelona, York, Utrecht the Netherlands, New Zealand, Luxembourg, Copenhagen, Edinburgh Scotland, Poland... and more.


Chickasaw...Choctaw...I been everywhere o man....

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:53 AM (arJlL)

115 One for the Book Thread later...

Edward Elderman
at_edwereddie

Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2:34 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3Gj5Kxc

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:53 AM (Do5/p)

116 Good Morning, Crotchety Old Jarhead, sock_rat and olddog. May your day be merry and bright-sans the snow.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:54 AM (CJRR8)

117 And the raiding detachment has returned apparently successfully. Unfort., i'm awake and bored.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 07:55 AM (KAi1n)

118 Until we find a leader who will denounce the vaccines as unsafe and ineffective (apparently now the dreaded third rail in international politics), beyond asserting the unConstitutional horror of forcing them on people, we're going to keep losing.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:55 AM (H8QX8)

119 don't even know L. Ron Hubbard !
Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:52 AM (arJlL)

I think he invented some kinda microscope.
Posted by: weirdflunky

I thought it was that spray on hair stuff

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:55 AM (vd8XM)

120 Nobody wants to admit that the vaccine is a failure as implemented.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 07:41 AM

they're saving that for the mid-terms

by August 2022, it will be touted as "Trump's (and all the republicans') "failed vaccine" and it will be the worst thing EVAH and the republicans just want PEOPLE TO DIE!!!

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:56 AM (DUIap)

121 L'Ron Hubbard > L. Ron Hubbard

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 07:57 AM (KAi1n)

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:57 AM (DUIap)

123 COVID
at_ThreadsIrish

Guess who were not allowed to visit theatres & cinemas, pubs or cafes, swimming pools, libraries & other sporting & entertainment facilities

From this website: https://bit.ly/3DmZW41

Sounds very similar to Ireland 2021. Not allowed to make comparisons though


4:47 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3Et9Imr

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:57 AM (Do5/p)

124 Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:57 AM (DUIap)

SAVE!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at December 05, 2021 07:58 AM (fLri9)

125
I'll just see myself straight to The Barrel

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:58 AM (DUIap)

126 by August 2022, it will be touted as "Trump's (and all the republicans') "failed vaccine" and it will be the worst thing EVAH and the republicans just want PEOPLE TO DIE!!!
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:56 AM (DUIap)

Never. Never will they let go of the vaccine. It's uses are too many and invaluable. It is their Satan-send.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (H8QX8)

127 I'll just see myself straight to The Barrel
Posted by: AltonJackson

Be careful.
The next deviant variant is in there too.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (vd8XM)

128 From the Neil Oliver monologue -

"They need compartmentalized scrap-grabbers constantly looking down; because if enough people start looking up and seeing through the division, the masses will find unity."

For anyone trying to fit global government's actions to logic and science, this is why you can't.

Posted by: Neo-Kulak at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (zO9D/)

129 AltonJackson, Good Morning. Hugs to you and your amazing daughter.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (CJRR8)

130 Tom Elliott
at_tomselliott

I see at_ProjectLincoln had a field trip this weekend (Video)

7:42 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/31rH3Qs

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (Do5/p)

131 Royal Portuguese Reading Room, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

2:34 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3Gj5Kxc
Posted by: Clyde Shelton

That's nice; but I don't speak Portuguese

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (arJlL)

132 If you're sick dear neighbor you probably need a hot beverage

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (EZebt)

133 That's nice; but I don't speak Portuguese
Posted by: JT

Nobody does.
It's like Welsh.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 08:00 AM (vd8XM)

134 bill'd-a-bear workshop at_shopatwalmart

This is Andrew Cuomo

Lana at_WildJackMedia

moe from the simpsons real

3:51 AM - Dec 4, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3lznvQY

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM (Do5/p)

135 "Two weeks to flatten the curve," to quarantine camps, to forced injections. Awesome efficiency, progressives.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM (H8QX8)

136 200 million Brazilians speak Portuguese

Though I wish they wouldn't.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM (EZebt)

137 @93

It was a scam and Op from jump street, most sane people realized this immediately.

The problem is to make them stop we would effectively have to sack governments world wide.

The Op is a world wide, Anglosphere, Western Op.

I don't know what to do or say about this anymore and I don't know what will make them stop at this point.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 05, 2021 08:03 AM (oHeld)

138 200 million Brazilians speak Portuguese

Though I wish they wouldn't.
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Oh, they can speak the hell out of it, but no one can understand it.

"The Brazilian" was supposed to be " a little off the top and sides"

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 08:04 AM (vd8XM)

139 word on the street, based on his investigative background, Fredo will be running for NY AG

Posted by: REDACTED at December 05, 2021 08:04 AM (us2H3)

140
Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM

(((Ben Had)))

g'mornin'

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 08:04 AM (DUIap)

141 That's nice; but I don't speak Portuguese

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM

You just need to stop having sex and then you can learn it easy. I picked up a hot Portuguese waitress after learning it. Of course then stopped my abstinence with her and went back to being stupid.

Posted by: George Costanza at December 05, 2021 08:05 AM (Do5/p)

142 "by August 2022, it will be touted as "Trump's (and all the republicans') "failed vaccine" and it will be the worst thing EVAH and the republicans just want PEOPLE TO DIE!!!
Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 07:56 AM (DUIap)

Never. Never will they let go of the vaccine. It's uses are too many and invaluable. It is their Satan-send.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (H8QX "

not to mention that it would imply that all the anti-science ignoramuses were actually right all along ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 08:05 AM (03BbD)

143
"Two weeks to flatten the curve," to quarantine camps, to forced injections. Awesome efficiency, progressives.

Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM


as Pixy asked this morning: "where would we be without experts?"

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 08:05 AM (DUIap)

144 Hey there AltonJackson

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 08:06 AM (Dc2NZ)

145 Hmm the heat has kicked on. I guess winter has started.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 08:06 AM (EZebt)

146 now at what, 83 weeks ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 08:07 AM (03BbD)

147
Hail, Eris

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 08:07 AM (DUIap)

148 I've doubted the so-called vaccine was actually a vaccine at all. It obviously does nothing to protect people from SARS-CoV-2. My rule of thumb here is that there's nothing our government will put this much effort into if it benefits the public. It's been suggested Big Pharma is behind the push and that may or may not be true. It does shed light on the significant influence Corporate Amerikka has on policy making through lobbying and the holy grail of grift.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 08:07 AM (BFigT)

149 I don't know what to do or say about this anymore and I don't know what will make them stop at this point.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 05, 2021 08:03 AM

100% agreed. I have been convinced of this for over a year. I felt it was a China-USA Deep State op from the get-go in March 2020. But came to realize it was a worldwide op a few months later. And it's been aggravating ever since where too many people on the right - even still today - consider this a "conspiracy theory" and still think this Plandemic is nothing more than "politics as usual".

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:07 AM (Do5/p)

150 as Pixy asked this morning: "where would we be without experts?"
Posted by: AltonJackson

The experts at work after their big plan went pfffftt....

"we didn't try hard enough, so let's lay off a few more and try the same thing again only under a different name"

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 08:08 AM (vd8XM)

151 Good morning! Spent a wonderful day with my son yesterday. Woke up last night sneezing my head off! Very congested, but I feel ok. Could be allergies I guess.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:08 AM (nxdel)

152 70 Omicron is everywhere now. Just answered my doorbell early this am and it was waiting on my doorstep for me to leave the house...Holly shit. /sarc
Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 07:18 AM (QKMKY)

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

Omicron called me the other day to let me know my car's extended warranty was about to expire.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 05, 2021 08:09 AM (CAJOC)

153 Jewells, a very good morning back at-choo.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:09 AM (CJRR8)

154 200 million Brazilians speak Portuguese

All at the same time !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 08:10 AM (arJlL)

155 and the curve still not sufficiently flattened, apparently.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 08:10 AM (03BbD)

156 too many people on the right - even still today - consider this a "conspiracy theory" and still think this Plandemic is nothing more than "politics as usual".
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:07 AM (Do5/p)


CS:
Even for me, it is very hard to imagine the incredible level of intentional pure evil required to do this at the National levels, let alone coordinate this worldwide!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:11 AM (hOUT3)

157 I just saw a photo of the new, slim Pompeo.

I like the old, fat mob boss Pompeo.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 08:11 AM (Dc2NZ)

158 lol Ben Had! Good morning.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:11 AM (nxdel)

159 All Hail Eris, Good Morning!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:12 AM (CJRR8)

160 "I, Robot" is here. Someone call Will Smith.

Dr Scott McLachlan at_Dr_ScottMc

As someone who is most definitely interested in the idea of humaniform robots, and who has a 9yo son who is already building a collection, and coding interest, in robotics... the only words I can think of are:

Fricking Awesome!


Biltek Plus at_biltek_pluss

(Video)

5:32 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3pvV1J1

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:12 AM (Do5/p)

161 I regret having posted here commentary with a nostalgic view of growing up amid the social ruin that was NYC in the 70s. Because the social ruin of the 20s is far worse, because it is planned and predictable.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 05, 2021 08:13 AM (EZebt)

162 Never. Never will they let go of the vaccine. It's uses are too many and invaluable. It is their Satan-send.
Posted by: Ordinary American at December 05, 2021 07:59 AM (H8QX


But it is for your own good comrade that ve must force you to do this!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:14 AM (hOUT3)

163 My Dear Ben Had; how do you be this fine morning?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:15 AM (hOUT3)

164 Vic -
Great to see you. Hope you are doing OK down in SC.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2021 08:17 AM (D3cJf)

165 Hrothgar, I could not be better. Hugs to you and a belly rub for Conor.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:18 AM (CJRR8)

166 Even for me, it is very hard to imagine the incredible level of intentional pure evil required to do this at the National levels, let alone coordinate this worldwide!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:11 AM

It's probably easier for me to believe this is happening, because I have grown extremely cynical about politicians and the elite the more and more I have learned about politics since I started paying attention on 09/12/2001. 2016 was the ultimate wake-up call for me of going full-cynical, when I saw pretty much everyone in the Republican Party prove they were GOPe when they opposed Trump in the primary and then continued to do so during his Administration.

Plus I already felt people were evil for the horror of abortion and knew they wanted millions of people dead for "climate change". So it was easy for me to believe they could orchestrate this as well. I guess others still have more faith in humanity than I. My faith in humanity is long gone.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:18 AM (Do5/p)

167 CBS news: Biden and Putin to speak...How many times have I heard that in the last 10 months...I'd love to hear a little of that, sort of like every-time Trump called a foreign leader the media had the transcript the next day, for unknown sources.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:19 AM (QKMKY)

168 Hey there Ben Had and Hrothie!

I spent yesterday putting up and decorating a Christmas tree for Mom while listening to baroque music. It was heaven. Except for the trip to Home Depot for more lights. It's already getting crazy out there.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 05, 2021 08:21 AM (Dc2NZ)

169 {{{Ben Had}}}

{{{Hrothgar}}}

{{{Jewells}}}

Good morning, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 05, 2021 08:22 AM (+4oV5)

170 Colin, I would as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:22 AM (CJRR8)

171 Oliver Smith
at_ollysmithtravel

Two days ago Grant Shapps said the UK wouldn't reintroduce pre-departure tests as it might "kill off" the travel industry. Guess what has just been reintroduced.

Why would anyone ever believe anything this government tells us?

The exact quote from Shapps was that the Government did not want to "kill off the travel sector without knowing that you need to". Bit of an odd choice of words. So now they think they do need to?


1:38 PM - Dec 4, 2021 - https://bit.ly/3xVnnjS

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:22 AM (Do5/p)

172 20 It is a happy Sunday. Today I get to go and officiate at Holy Communion which is always a blessing and a privilege for me.
We will be lighting the second purple candle on the Advent wreath-the candle of peace. Here are some encouraging Bible verses about peace:

https://tinyurl.com/yc2y2bf8

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 06:11 AM (poMoX)

Truly a Blessing indeed. I was a Eucharistic Minister for many years and there is nothing more humbling and joyous. Especially when you are looking people in their eyes and you can see their strong faith.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2021 08:23 AM (D3cJf)

173 Ben Had,good to hear, by the way Conor sends his regards and says the canine telegraph has informed him that your pups are spoiled rotten (as they should be)!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:23 AM (hOUT3)

174
Hell, I'm so old I can't attract a deviant let alone a variant.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 07:44 AM


When climbing out of the shower in the master bathroom my 29 X 2 or so male butt and stuff could possibly be visible for a second or two to the neighbor next door if her vision is good for around three hundred feet. Last year an 86 year old woman lived there. No problem right? She would be the voyeur.

Now a 26 year old woman lives there and I have to close the blind. Because of *that* age difference I would be the flasher. It just makes me chuckle.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:23 AM (dQvv7)

175 Was cutting up some 1/4" 6061 yesterday when the jigsaw jumped and lopped off the tip of my right middle finger. Dang it still hurts.

Posted by: Defenestratus at December 05, 2021 08:24 AM (NT8Xb)

176 {{{Ladyl}}}
{{{Jewells}}}

and

{{{Ben Had}}} (even though it might be redundant!)

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:24 AM (hOUT3)

177 We're off up the mountain to the money tree farm to cut our Christmas tree. Nothing like the mountains!

Posted by: Brett at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (Zni+K)

178 Passenger jumps out of taxing plane at Sky Harbor airport.

https://tinyurl.com/3b2z6mra

They try to explain all the bizarre behavior on the pandemic. Uh.. no. There's just a lot of mentally unstable people walking around that should be in a mental hospital. It's truly scary how many nutcases wander the earth.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (nxdel)

179 154 200 million Brazilians speak Portuguese

All at the same time !
Posted by: JT



I believe Portugal still speaks Portuguese too. Nice beaches there.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (sAmhv)

180 {{Hrothgar}}

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:26 AM (nxdel)

181 173 Ben Had,good to hear, by the way Conor sends his regards and says the canine telegraph has informed him that your pups are spoiled rotten (as they should be)!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:23 AM (hOUT3)


I would expect nothing less than utter spoiling of all pet morons!

Posted by: Ladyl at December 05, 2021 08:27 AM (+4oV5)

182 Off to church I go...

Probably lurk the rest of the day.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 05, 2021 08:27 AM (sAmhv)

183 Mike Hammer, if your reading, I hope everyday is better than the previous one towards your healing.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:28 AM (CJRR8)

184 My faith in humanity is long gone.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:18 AM (Do5/p)


Yes, my faith in the majority of my fellow citizens departed some time ago, and I never had any faith in the "citizens" of any other country.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:29 AM (hOUT3)

185 164 Vic -
Great to see you. Hope you are doing OK down in SC.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2021 08:17 AM (D3cJf)


doing fine.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 08:29 AM (mpXpK)

186 Yep, portions of Portugal are beautiful.
Took advantage of a great MT deal, you can cut up to 3 trees from the National Forests with a permit from the local ranger station. The first one we cut down was a bit of a Charlie Brown tree that we decorated for the front porch display. Traveled farther afield and cut down two more that we are using in the house. I like a tall, full tree. Due to our advancing years we stayed close to where we parked and since we couldn't find one large, girthy tree we cut down two smaller ones.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 05, 2021 08:30 AM (2NHgQ)

187 It's truly scary how many nutcases wander the earth.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (nxdel)


Why it is almost like you get more of what you coddle!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:30 AM (hOUT3)

188 A Good Sunday Morning to All!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 08:30 AM (PiwSw)

189 Hrothgar, Jagar brought the skull of the sow I shot back up to the barn. The tusks are 5 inches long. Three more pigs and I have a necklace!

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:31 AM (CJRR8)

190 cont'd. Put up both trees side by side since we have enough ornaments for a wide 10' tall tree. Looks great and accommodates the village under it very nicely.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at December 05, 2021 08:32 AM (2NHgQ)

191 True Science PEng, DFP, MA, MBA. at_socratesccost

Pfizer says that their tests show that their vaccine is safe for little kids.

Why should anyone believe them after this? - https://bit.ly/3lB2tSj

NOV 6 - US multinational pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer has come under pressure over alleged data fraud suspicion in its COVID-10 clinical trials, according to British medical journal The BMJ. Pfizer "falsified data, unblinded patients, employed inadequately trained vaccinators, and was slow to follow up on adverse events reported in its pivotal phase III trial," an article published Wednesday in the The BMJ said, quoting a former director at the Texas-based research organization Ventavia Research Group, which managed Pfizer vaccine trial sites.


3:03 AM - Dec 5, 2021 - https://bit.ly/31ymLoq

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:32 AM (Do5/p)

192 Balderdash !
Posted by: JT

Dash of Balder would be a good nic. Maybe I'll go with that beginning January 1.

Posted by: Gref at December 05, 2021 08:33 AM (AMIL/)

193 It's truly scary how many nutcases wander the earth.
Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (nxdel)
Why it is almost like you get more of what you coddle!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:30 AM (hOUT3)

And they vote early and often...

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 08:33 AM (R/m4+)

194
They try to explain all the bizarre behavior on the pandemic. Uh.. no. There's just a lot of mentally unstable people walking around that should be in a mental hospital. It's truly scary how many nutcases wander the earth.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM


I read somewhere that the US military may deem someone who volunteers but who has contracted covid as unfit to serve. I lost the source, but it makes you wonder if they know something about the effect on the brain. I know my wife got a little loopy and hostile for months. When I contracted it a year later the same thing happened to me.

Then you read about all the fist fights, the arguments on airplanes, the general weirdness and ya gotta wonder. But yes, as to the nutcases walking around, the pharmaceutical companies assured us that closing down mental hospitals was a good thing, because they had all the answers in a pill bottle.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:34 AM (dQvv7)

195 Got a cousin who lives with her family about 10 miles from the Portugal border. They sometimes go into the country for diner. (late) She claims the restaurants are the best compared to Spain....

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:34 AM (QKMKY)

196 Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:31 AM (CJRR

Good doggeh!

I don't think you are going to have any trouble opening a necklace business!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:34 AM (hOUT3)

197 Gref, the first Dash of Balder, would work nicely.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:35 AM (CJRR8)

198 They try to explain all the bizarre behavior on the pandemic. Uh.. no. There's just a lot of mentally unstable people walking around that should be in a mental hospital. It's truly scary how many nutcases wander the earth.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:25 AM (nxdel)


The ACLU sued to get those crazy people released from the mental hospitals.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 08:35 AM (mpXpK)

199 I hear the tripe in Oporto is especially good. For some reason, I have no desire to confirm...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 08:36 AM (PiwSw)

200 But yes, as to the nutcases walking around, the pharmaceutical companies assured us that closing down mental hospitals was a good thing, because they had all the answers in a pill bottle.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:34 AM (dQvv7)


Why it is almost like the graft from really big corporations/conglomerates is easier to score!

Nah, that can't be right...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:37 AM (hOUT3)

201 Hrothgar, Jewells would not be happy with me sending her a bag full of tusks and saying- Go for it!.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:37 AM (CJRR8)

202 In upstate NY there are a lot of empty 'state hospitals' where the insane used to go. Where did they all go. I think they were closed maybe 30 years ago?

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:38 AM (QKMKY)

203 Ouch, Defenestratus !

been there, done that, fingers are cringing in sympathy ... hope it all heals up well.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 08:38 AM (03BbD)

204 The ACLU sued to get those crazy people released from the mental hospitals.
Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 08:35 AM (mpXpK)


But it was done for the good of the crazy people, how dare you question their motives!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:39 AM (hOUT3)

205 202 In upstate NY there are a lot of empty 'state hospitals' where the insane used to go. Where did they all go. I think they were closed maybe 30 years ago?

Washington DC

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 08:39 AM (Pw26M)

206 In upstate NY there are a lot of empty 'state hospitals' where the insane used to go. Where did they all go. I think they were closed maybe 30 years ago?

Washington DC


Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 08:39 AM

Hollywood

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:40 AM (Do5/p)

207 Mike Hammer, if your reading, I hope everyday is better than the previous one towards your healing.

Amen

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko gender fluid at December 05, 2021 08:40 AM (wuyzR)

208
The ACLU sued to get those crazy people released from the mental hospitals.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 08:35 AM


But Hollywood had to warm up the battlefield and get the public behind the issue with the release of 'One Flew Over the Cukoo's Nest' which showed all these rascally and lovable patients who would not harm a flea.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM (dQvv7)

209 202 In upstate NY there are a lot of empty 'state hospitals' where the insane used to go. Where did they all go. I think they were closed maybe 30 years ago?

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:38 AM (QKMKY)

My great-grandfather is buried at one down near Poughkeepsie.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM (D3cJf)

210 Hrothgar, Jewells would not be happy with me sending her a bag full of tusks and saying- Go for it!.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:37 AM (CJRR


Funny, I had the same mental image. Jewells gets a big heavy box from Ben Had and opens it to find...

The screams would be heard for miles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM (hOUT3)

211 Having personal experience in my family about mentally unstable people. They are suppose to take the medication after leaving the institution. Sort of like no parole criminals going back to court with an appearance ticket...good luck with that.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM (QKMKY)

212 201 Hrothgar, Jewells would not be happy with me sending her a bag full of tusks and saying- Go for it!.
Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:37 AM (CJRR

*laughng too hard to typ[e*

Posted by: creeper at December 05, 2021 08:42 AM (cTCuP)

213 The "insane" were released to live among us. There are some private facilities. Some of them live on the streets and and spend time bouncing between the street, an emergency room bed and various facilities temporarily. Sometimes we will have a patient in the department for a week or more waiting on a facility to accept them. Then they are back in the department a week or 2 later.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at December 05, 2021 08:42 AM (Pw26M)

214 Vic, BTW, really good to see you posting here!
Hope all is well with you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:42 AM (hOUT3)

215 creeper, good morning, sweet lady.

Posted by: Ben Had at December 05, 2021 08:43 AM (CJRR8)

216 209 Did your grandfather pick his feet in Poughkeepsie? Somebody has to ask.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 08:43 AM (C1Lsn)

217 Hrothgar, Jewells would not be happy with me sending her a bag full of tusks and saying- Go for it!.

lol.. yeah I'm not sure I'd be up for that big of a challenge!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:44 AM (nxdel)

218 Sort of like no parole criminals going back to court with an appearance ticket...good luck with that.
Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM (QKMKY)


Why it is almost like our betters do not want the peasants to have even the appearance of a well-ordered society...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:45 AM (hOUT3)

219 G'morning, Ben.

It was the "bagful of tusks" part that got me.

Posted by: creeper at December 05, 2021 08:45 AM (cTCuP)

220 Jewells

UPS has a rather large shipment from Texas coming your way...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:46 AM (hOUT3)

221
Having personal experience in my family about mentally unstable people. They are suppose to take the medication after leaving the institution. Sort of like no parole criminals going back to court with an appearance ticket...good luck with that.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM


The side effects of some of those drugs are pretty debilitating.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:46 AM (dQvv7)

222 My new theory is the victim wanted my gun to shoot her, and it did. I was just standing around minding my own business.

Posted by: Alec Baldwin at December 05, 2021 08:46 AM (bFMjy)

223 Having personal experience in my family about mentally unstable people. They are suppose to take the medication after leaving the institution. Sort of like no parole criminals going back to court with an appearance ticket... good luck with that.

Posted by: Colin at December 05, 2021 08:41 AM

Yep. Experience in my family as well. Cousin was in hospital for bipolar disorder. His older sister died years ago from an episode. Went from super-energized to crashing. He found her on the floor unconscious and they were unable to revive her. And he suffers from the same illness. Part of the reason his first marriage ended in divorce is that after she stood by him during his time in the hospital and he promised to keep taking his medication after allowed to be discharged, he eventually got to a point where he felt he was "fine" and "didn't need" the medication anymore.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:47 AM (Do5/p)

224 Just saw this and had to share even if y'all already saw it

Trump on General Milley telling him to leave the military equipment in Afghanistan:

"That's when I realized he was a fucking idiot.'

vid

https://twitter.com/bennyjohnson/status/
1467307799864655872

Posted by: vmom - link to Red's fundraiser at December 05, 2021 08:47 AM (FcPY7)

225 Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:44 AM (nxdel)

I left you reviews yesterday and then dropped by your shop. You have been a busy girl.

I bet you could do tusks.

Posted by: creeper at December 05, 2021 08:47 AM (cTCuP)

226 Conservatives thought they would save a lot of money by closing those hospitals
Anti authoritives so wanted them closed

Posted by: Kurt at December 05, 2021 08:49 AM (jekAQ)

227 Creeper I saw it. Thanks so much! Yeah I've been busy and more is on the way!

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 05, 2021 08:49 AM (nxdel)

228 222 Posted by: Alec Baldwin at December 05, 2021 08:46 AM (bFMjy)

Your "interview" was some of the best acting you've done in the last 15 years.

The whole solemn "No no no I never put my finger on the tigger!" routine....

Artek it is a single action colt style pistol can you show how to hold the weapon safe?

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:50 AM (Lzpvj)

229 The side effects of some of those drugs are pretty debilitating.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:46 AM

Take a drug to "cure" one illness and the side effects end up giving you more problems. Which necessitates more "cure" drugs to deal with the side effects. Drugs which come with more side effects... etc. Once you get put on drugs, it's a never-ending cycle of being prescribed more and more drugs. This is a feature, not a bug of Big Pharma. A patient cured is a customer lost. Can't have that.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:50 AM (Do5/p)

230 226 Posted by: Kurt at December 05, 2021 08:49 AM (jekAQ)

Kurt is Engish your third or fifth language?

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:51 AM (Lzpvj)

231 I'd bet good money you'd find a fairly high percentage of the clinically insane in academia, media and politics. Nothing else really comes close to explaining those fields.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 08:51 AM (BFigT)

232 Posted by: vmom

Thanks for posting that. It must have been hard trying to be the CinC when the entire feral government was arrayed against you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:51 AM (hOUT3)

233 Now pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 08:52 AM (2JoB8)

234
Conservatives thought they would save a lot of money by closing those hospitals
Anti authoritives so wanted them closed

Posted by: Kurt at December 05, 2021 08:49 AM


Maybe some conservatives believed the pharmaceutical industry when they so confidently assured everyone that 'we got this'.

Sort of like right now, right?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:52 AM (dQvv7)

235 Used to be a time when you could go tour a nuthouse for fun and enjoyment after paying a small fee.

Maybe time to bring that back...help pay off the national debt.

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 08:53 AM (R/m4+)

236 DJT is hilarious.

Posted by: klaftern at December 05, 2021 08:53 AM (taPSh)

237 A patient cured is a customer lost. Can't have that.
Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:50 AM (Do5/p)


If only Hippocrates had known the money he could make...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:53 AM (hOUT3)

238 231 Posted by: Martini Farmer at December 05, 2021 08:51 AM (BFigT)

Psychology and psychiatry showed their utility as guardians of public weal right around the time they decided they would cave to public pressure and redefine broad swaths of behavior "a-okay" to not piss off those politicians and educrats.

So cross-dressing, and gender dysmorphism became "well within societal norms."

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM (Lzpvj)

239 VIDEO: Blizzard Warning Issued for Hawaii; 12 Inches of Snow Expected

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Say what you will about Donald Trump, Hawai'i wasn't getting blizzards when he was in the White House.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM (FVME7)

240 Was looking for the video I watched couple weeks ago but can't find exact one where guy shows a closed hammer if struck can fire a revolver like that. I doubt that was the case .

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM (2JoB8)

241 234 Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:52 AM (dQvv7)

Trust the science bro.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM (Lzpvj)

242 I wouldn't assume Kurt has mastered his first language

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 08:55 AM (2JoB8)

243 I see fredo got fired last night. One down and a bunch more to go. i guess the new owner really wants to make changes.

Posted by: Mister Scot (Formerly GWS) at December 05, 2021 08:57 AM (bVYXr)

244 I wouldn't assume Kurt has mastered his first language
Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 08:55 AM (2JoB


To be fair, he sure has inane babbling down pat!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (hOUT3)

245 Alex Berenson is reporting:

"Advent Health will no longer require its 83,000 employees to be vaccinated against Covid."

and

"Vaccine mandates also suspended at the Cleveland Clinic, across other NE Ohio hospitals"

https://tinyurl.com/yd9mvn65

Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (T823z)

246 Boker Tov Patriots

Wife as me doing bullshit errands today and driving her around

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (Irn0L)

247 240 Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM (2JoB

The only way the weapon "fired itself" is if it was made to do so or in malfunction repeatably.

The gun gaffer is responsible for monitoring the mechaincs of the weapons, the producer is responsible for the gun gaffer.

Arek Borwin the actor who was the victim of a 64 sided interlocking conspiracy to "make" him blow away the producer is contending that ArekBorwin the producer is to blame for the gun gaffer.

"Neat trick" and it is pissing off law enforcement to have it made so public they were pantsed so easily.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (Lzpvj)

248 Political cartoon of the day

https://tinyurl.com/2p88ahsb
Posted by: Vic

Remember the racist old movies where some cowboy would ride into town and clean up the corrupt elites with God, guns, and guts? Where are they now?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (FVME7)

249 Wife as me doing bullshit errands today and driving her around
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (Irn0L)


I read that in a Cockney accent....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 05, 2021 08:59 AM (PiwSw)

250 245 Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (T823z)

How do we "untake the vaccine?"

You have to admit a "vaccine" that doesn't protect you from getting or giving a virus is like a bicycle that lacks a seat and wheels.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 08:59 AM (Lzpvj)

251 Powerline Week in Pics has an LOL meme, "Jussie Smollet: First American to scam Nigerians"

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:00 AM (bFMjy)

252 VIDEO: Blizzard Warning Issued for Hawaii; 12 Inches of Snow Expected
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Say what you will about Donald Trump, Hawai'i wasn't getting blizzards when he was in the White House.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 08:54 AM

I saw that last night and chuckled. My brother is stationed with his family in Hawaii, Schofield Barracks. He began there in 2016 or 2017 I think. And I think his daughter was born there. So she has likely never seen snow. Our family is originally from Chicago. So we are veterans of snowy winters. Prior to going to Hawaii, he was stationed in Kansas, Ft. Riley. I think his son was only a year or so old during winters he was there. So both his young son and daughter could be experiencing snow for the first time in their young lives.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 09:00 AM (Do5/p)

253 Wanna know who else is a fuckin' idiot? Alex "I'm The Victim Here" Baldwin.

He really just needs to shut the fuck up, but is incapable of that. It is simply vile what leftists are capable of. I would not believe it if I hadn't seen it, over and over and over again.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 05, 2021 09:00 AM (MAJoQ)

254 Word from beginning was Alec in a fit of rage pointed the weapon and fired it purposely at the woman.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:01 AM (2JoB8)

255
Take a drug to "cure" one illness and the side effects end up giving you more problems.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 08:50 AM


There's some vaccine my wife got a shot for preventing pneumonia. I read the fact sheet she received. One of the side effects is hostility. Yes, she was very hostile for months.

Where was my 'informed consent' as a marriage partner?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 09:01 AM (dQvv7)

256 WE HAS BOOK NOOD

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at December 05, 2021 09:01 AM (2JoB8)

257 Arek the actor shot the director, and blames Arek the producer for poor set firearm safety....

Good monring internet, I am sven who somehow slept 9 hours and is still tired and I am a veg.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:02 AM (Lzpvj)

258 "Advent Health will no longer require its 83,000 employees to be vaccinated against Covid."

and

"Vaccine mandates also suspended at the Cleveland Clinic, across other NE Ohio hospitals"

https://tinyurl.com/yd9mvn65


Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM

So healthcare companies not requiring vaccines, but auto companies are... but only for salaried... contract and UAW exempt.

The Science.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 09:02 AM (Do5/p)

259 Posted by: one of the quiet ones at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (T823z)
==================

Berenson is the only one reporting this stuff. It truly is amazing how uniform the press is.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at December 05, 2021 09:02 AM (bFMjy)

260 Report: Kamala Harris's Staff Endures Constant Fear of Backstabbing

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Kamala-walla-ding-dongs staff dishes the dirt.

https://bit.ly/3rDol3g

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 05, 2021 09:02 AM (FVME7)

261 254 Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:01 AM (2JoB

Occam's razor says Arek who is always an egotistical shithead, was probably even more of one when he was also producing the piece of shit.

A lot more likely that interview Arek who was casting himself as a besieged poor workaday schlub fearing for his job.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:03 AM (Lzpvj)

262 235 Used to be a time when you could go tour a nuthouse for fun and enjoyment after paying a small fee.

Maybe time to bring that back...help pay off the national debt.

More coffee.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at December 05, 2021 08:53 AM (R/m4+)

Allegedly the Prince Regent (later George IV) would charge a fee to let people see his father (that George III) in his madness.

Posted by: Fox2! at December 05, 2021 09:06 AM (qyH+l)

263 Boker Tov Patriots

Wife as me doing bullshit errands today and driving her around
Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 05, 2021 08:58 AM (Irn0L)

That's some marital quality time together right there. Enjoy!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 09:06 AM (4I/2K)

264 Should have saved articles on that A-hole as knew day 1 he wouldn't face criminal charges

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:15 AM (2JoB8)

265 264 Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 09:15 AM (2JoB

Eh is he spotlights how stupid he made the DA and Sherrif look too brightly he may get charged anyway.

THAT is how dumb he is, I would have loved for him to have existed during the old studio system.

Posted by: sven at December 05, 2021 09:17 AM (Lzpvj)

266 Veruschka
at_Veruschka2021

Here, in Brazil, our president IS AGAINST MANDATED JAB. He hasn't jabbed, but he can't rule the country cause the Supreme Court doesn't allow him to govern It.

So, people here go to the streets cause they support him. But the leftist midia doesn't show It. (Video)


7:20 AM - Dec 4, 2021 - https://bit.ly/2ZUfwX8

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 05, 2021 09:43 AM (Do5/p)

267 sock off from book thread
see y'all later

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 05, 2021 11:09 AM (UHVv4)

268 RIP Bob Dole

Posted by: RTW at December 05, 2021 11:58 AM (GJnvT)

Daily Tech News 5 December 2021

Top Story

  • "I'm going to need your smallest violin."
    "This is the Stradicaster 50000. Each one is hand-crafted by an ancient order of Bolivian nuns from a single neutrino. Only three of its kind exist, and nobody knows where the other two are. The price is-"
    "I'll take it."

    Right-wing activists are openly 'weaponizing' Twitter's new private media policy. (CNN Business)

    You'd have to have a heart of basalt not to collapse in a fit of giggles. Twitter's latest attempt to curtail unapproved speech has backfired because it turns out - as everybody except apparently the room-temperature IQ goldfish running Twitter immediately realised - that the new policy banning the sharing of photos, even those taken at public events, without the explicit consent of everyone depicted therein directly targets the most popular pastime of Twitter's own core audience of rabid Maoist lunatics, which is to say, doxxing and destroying the lives of everyone with whom they disagree.

    Twitter thought they were targeting conservative pushback against violent left-wing nutcases, but what the rule actually says is that nobody can post photos of people without their consent.

    So everyone to the right of Kropotkin has started reporting the offenders en masse and they're getting them banned.
    In January, Samuel Braslow was covering an anti-mask protest at a Los Angeles mall for the Beverly Hills Courier, the 56-year-old local newspaper where he is a staff reporter. During the public event, Braslow tweeted a video of a standoff between anti-maskers and a mall official – a common practice in the age of digital reporting.

    Braslow couldn't have known that, this week, someone would file a report about that same photojournalism and cause Twitter to lock down his account. The complaint led to Braslow being unable to tweet until he either successfully appealed the report or deleted the old tweets. He was stuck.
    Ahahahahahaha.
    "The videos in [my] post clearly represent newsworthy content, as they subsequently were picked up for broadcast by multiple affiliate stations and national outlets," said Braslow, who has previously appeared on CNN discussing his coverage of anti-vaccine rallies.
    Let me see where Twitter's policy has an exemption for newsworthiness....

    Oh wait, it doesn't, because the entire point of this policy is to shut down free speech.
    The rapidly unfolding campaign highlights how a tool intended to help protect vulnerable individuals has quickly evolved to help shield others from the scrutiny that might stem from their public actions.
    Funny how nobody predicted that this is exactly what would happen. Oh wait.
    "It's really important to view the current mass-reporting actions by the far right as just the latest salvo in an ongoing, concerted effort to memory-hole evidence of their crimes," said Chad Loder, an anti-fascist activist* who said they use their Twitter account to document examples of far-right extremism and police misconduct.
    Translator's note: "Anti-fascist activist" means fascist.
    On Thursday, Loder said they were trapped in an "endless cycle" of reports, account locks and appeals as one of their tweets was reported under the policy, restored by Twitter following an appeal, and then reported again on the same day, resulting in another temporary suspension linked to the same tweet.
    I am so upset by this that I have the hiccups.
    The speed, scale and enthusiasm with which some groups have invoked the policy – along with numerous enforcement errors – have prompted some experts to conclude that Twitter's policy is backfiring.
    Where would we be without experts?

    Probably Alpha Centauri.

    Even that idiot Popehat is weighing in:
    It's impossible they didn't know this would happen, and it's inexplicable they didn't plan for it.
    No, Ken, that's easy to explain. They're morons.


Tech News

  • Apple's M1 Max CPU has a secret interconnect bus. (Tom's Hardware)

    And when I say secret, not only did Apple fail to mention it, they edited the published die photos to hide it.

    Not until someone sacrificed an expensive MacBook Pro and took their own die photos was this discovered.

    There are rumours that Apple is working on 20 core and 40 core Arm CPUs to replace Intel in their high-end systems, and now we know exactly how they plan to do that. The M1 Max is a 10 core chip, so two or four of those connected together will produce the rumoured high-end parts.

    AMD has been doing this for years - the 32 core Epyc server processors released in 2017 were simply four 8 core desktop chips wired together using the built-in interconnect.

    AMD has also done the secret feature trick more recently - apparently all Zen 3 chips shipped in the past year have the circuitry needed for the expanded cache in the recently announced high-end Milan-X server chips. Though I don't think AMD went so far as to edit die photos.

    It costs a lot of money to design a new chip and prepare it for production, so if you can bundle in a feature that you're not going to need for a year without delaying anything else, that can make commercial sense.

    It's likely that the interconnect, while present, isn't 100% functional yet, and there will be either a respin or a whole new version before the high-end multi-die processors can ship. But in the meantime Apple has an unlimited supply of test units.


  • ActiLizzard management are not nice people. (WCCFTech)

    "I am shocked, shocked, to find bad behaviour going on in the gaming industry."
    "Your underaged Belorussian sex slave sir."
    "Oh, thank you very much."


  • Windows 11 now lets you set a default browser. (Bleeping Computer)

    In earlier releases you had to track down at least four separate settings.
    "Through the Windows Insider Program you will continue to see us try new things based on customer feedback and testing. Most of them will be complete shit because ninety percent of our UX team is on meth, but what are you gonna do? No, seriously, what are we gonna do? These idiots are killing me."


  • A hermaphroditic cannibal has washed up dead on a beach near San Diego. (MSN)

    Hrm.

    Oh, fish. A hermaphroditic cannibal fish has washed up dead on a beach near San Diego.

    That's normal.


  • Python library of the day is LocalStack, which provides a local test version of AWS. (GitHub)

    Without the Amazon part. Install it on your own hardware or hosted server and spin up whichever services you need.

    The free version doesn't support every single AWS feature, but it goes a long way:

    • ACM
    • API Gateway
    • CloudFormation
    • CloudWatch
    • CloudWatch Logs
    • DynamoDB
    • DynamoDB Streams
    • EC2
    • Elasticsearch Service
    • EventBridge (CloudWatch Events)
    • Firehose
    • IAM
    • Kinesis
    • KMS
    • Lambda
    • Redshift
    • Route53
    • S3
    • SecretsManager
    • SES
    • SNS
    • SQS
    • SSM
    • StepFunctions
    • STS

    There's a paid version for €20 per month per developer that has even more features, but that's kind of a problem. What happens to the software running on my own server if I stop paying the monthly license fee?

    The answer seems to be, don't do that. Inviting as it might be, this is for testing not for persistent data. Even the paid version has only a very basic persistence mechanism. The free version uses a replay log to restore the state - if you reboot it starts with a blank slate and just runs every API call you've sent since you last explicitly reset the data.


What If Everything Were Spiders?

No people. No language. No war. Only spiders.

We communicate through sensation alone, touch, smell, taste. Feeling with our eight long legs. Beady black eyes look out, only to see a swarm of our brothers and sisters. They look back. We click. We scamper.

No air. No sea. No land. Only spiders.

We crawl over the bodies of one another. Suffocate against one another. A dark, writhing mass. We eat one another for sustenance. We lay our eggs in the carcasses of the deceased. Life and death cycle as it can, the living spring from the dead to have their turn. We breed. We rot.

No heat. No time. No space. Only spiders.

Were a wayward, miraculous human scientist to somehow observe us, it could be speculated that our atoms and molecules resemble the mass of our whole selves. Were a wayward, miraculous human scientist to somehow speculate on our universe, the shape of it could be thought to have a large abdomen, and eight scampering legs. We are, everything is spiders.



A Long Walk Down a Windy Beach Video of the Day




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Party Like It's 1979 Video of the Day



I think this is the stage of the party where it's getting late and the couples are slow dancing and I'm in the corner talking to the cat.



Disclaimer: You're the only intelligent person here, Miss Fluffyboots.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 02:00 AM




Comments

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1 yay

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:09 AM (6dJKT)

2 Oh, that's wonderful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:12 AM (csEWM)

3 You come back ANYTIME

Posted by: Miss Fluffyboots at December 05, 2021 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

4 re: Spiders

For some reason, this reminds me of the Warhammer 40K intro.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:21 AM (csEWM)

5 Web browsing anyone?

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 02:22 AM (qfLjt)

6 It's Sunday.

We'll let Skip sleep in.

Posted by: Miklos, going shhhhhhh at December 05, 2021 02:29 AM (QzkSJ)

7 re: Activision/Blizzard

I was watching a stream the other night on Star Citizen and it's particular version of corporate hell. I was struck by leadership and fat frivolity.

One thing that seems to be a common factor in a lot of game companies is: they are lean and mean. They are brilliant. They hit it big. They then either sell out, or grow gigantic. When they talk about layoffs, I always wonder whether they really NEED all that staff. Losing a job is a tragedy to anyone, but for a company it 'might' be a necessity.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:30 AM (csEWM)

8 But poor leadership is not uncommon. A good leader would keep the secret squirrel shit mentioned in the article from getting out of hand AND never let too much fat creep into the company to begin with.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:34 AM (csEWM)

9 I was hoping twitter would lose so big that Jackass Dorsey would have to sell his diseased organs to pay off the debt, but if the same fate were to befall the FNG running that fascist shithole now, I'd sleep just as well.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:39 AM (5G5QC)

10 Even that idiot Popehat is weighing in:

>> It's impossible they didn't know this would happen, and it's inexplicable they didn't plan for it.

No, Ken, that's easy to explain. They're morons.

I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat. Then again, a few cobs liked to cite Jonah's Liberal Fascism.

Okay, I feel a bit better now. Not much, but better.
And Rick Wilson Is A Friend Of The Blog.
*a burden lifts, a light shines, I throw up*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

11 And CNN can (a) suck balls and (b) eat a bag of dicks

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (5G5QC)

12 lolgf, twitter

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:43 AM (SH2Zi)

13 3 You come back ANYTIME
Posted by: Miss Fluffyboots at December 05, 2021 02:20 AM (QzkSJ)

hahahahaha

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:45 AM (6dJKT)

14 I only put CNN on for laughts to watch their heads explode of something they won't like.

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 02:47 AM (2JoB8)

15 10 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:51 AM (6dJKT)

16 One thing that seems to be a common factor in a lot of game companies is: they are lean and mean. They are brilliant. They hit it big. They then either sell out, or grow gigantic. When they talk about layoffs, I always wonder whether they really NEED all that staff. Losing a job is a tragedy to anyone, but for a company it 'might' be a necessity.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:30 AM (csEWM)

We turned over a $1B fund in record time with about 20 people in a former life. After I left, the place ballooned up 4x. Except maybe in manufacturing and retail, companies can probably operate with 50% headcount, unless they are already in that lean and mean stage.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:55 AM (SH2Zi)

17 OK

Who woke Skip up on a Sunday morning?

*crosses arms, glares, taps foot*

Posted by: Miklos, I done tole ya'll peoples at December 05, 2021 02:57 AM (QzkSJ)

18 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m

Before the re-assignment surgery?

Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at December 05, 2021 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

19 Re: Win 11 follies

I am so glad to be done with MS.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 02:59 AM (SH2Zi)

20 The world would be a better place if Twitter would completely fold taking their bigoted new Jack Dorsey replacement with it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 02:59 AM (poMoX)

21 Holy moly. Fen's up.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 03:00 AM (SH2Zi)

22 18 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m

Before the re-assignment surgery?
Posted by: Miklos, just guessing at December 05, 2021 02:58 AM (QzkSJ)

I don't think I'll ever get over Macho Grande.

Posted by: Bruce Jenner at December 05, 2021 03:01 AM (csEWM)

23
Kaboom! never had Bruce Jenner on the box.

Maybe they knew something.

Posted by: Miklos, whispering conspiratorially at December 05, 2021 03:03 AM (QzkSJ)

24 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

They were different before.
Posted by: m


Nah, I was just a lot more thickheaded. And not in the 'good' way.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 03:07 AM (F0YaR)

25 This Bill Bailey -- He's a fair dinkum comedian.

He's probably being kept in an Aussie vaccine camp by now.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 03:08 AM (F0YaR)

26 This Bill Bailey -- He's a fair dinkum comedian.

He's probably being kept in an Aussie vaccine camp by now.
Posted by: GnuBreed

You can't go home, Bill Bailey
You can't go home

Posted by: Ozzenfuhrer Miklos at December 05, 2021 03:16 AM (QzkSJ)

27 And Agrawal (sp) apparently fired three senior people over at Twit I think Jack Dorsey is an odd man but just because you're the head tech guy like Agrawal it doesn't mean you actually know how to be the CEO

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 03:28 AM (poMoX)

28 And " The Federalist" called Twitter out some time ago for being evil. Jack Dorsey should spend the rest of his life is sackcloth an ashes repenting:

https://tinyurl.com/ymvs7kbd

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 03:44 AM (poMoX)

29 my indispensable twitter account:

Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze
4h
Generalissimo DeSantis forms a southern army and the very next day CNN surrenders their number one host and disgraced brother of the northeastern alliance.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 03:50 AM (6dJKT)

30 Stephen L. Miller
@redsteeze
4h
Generalissimo DeSantis forms a southern army and the very next day CNN surrenders their number one host and disgraced brother of the northeastern alliance.
Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 03:50 AM (6dJKT)

Uncle Desantis wants you.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 04:02 AM (SH2Zi)

31 With twitter, I don't get the whole problem. All they have to do is set up a way to determine if the content is being posted by the right or the left and let the left post and the right gets stopped.

I thought they already had ways to determine which was which so they could censor them easier.

I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:02 AM (tsmrH)

32 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:03 AM (arJlL)

33 Today is not Fen's birthday.

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:04 AM (arJlL)

34 I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

Me neither, but I think it's FUNNY AF!!!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:07 AM (dB4Iz)

35 Today is not Fen's birthday.
Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:04 AM (arJlL)

But it is MINE! Funny you should bring that up.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:07 AM (tsmrH)

36 31 With twitter, I don't get the whole problem. ... I really don't understand why they're letting their ideological bros and hos get banned over this policy they just thought up.

They're corrupt, they're dishonest, they're hypocritical communists who would sooner see the world in flames than ever admit they were wrong about anything, but they are also very, very stupid.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at December 05, 2021 04:09 AM (MqQvv)

37 It may be that they are afraid if they actually reveal with words and on the record that they're discriminating against those with a political bent other than theirs they would get in big trouble with the Gov?

But I don't see why. The Dems wouldn't care and the GOP is gutless and chicken.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:09 AM (tsmrH)

38 I too find it amusing. But I think they'll suddenly discover a way to handle this and we won't hear another thing about it.

Well except for the complaints by those on the right.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 04:11 AM (tsmrH)

39 Happy Birthday jakee308 !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:14 AM (arJlL)

40 Hiya JQ !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:15 AM (arJlL)

41 I think they'll suddenly discover a way to handle this and we won't hear another thing about it.

Eh, maybe. Or, perhaps it's just for show... "See? See?! We're not biased..." fkers.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:15 AM (dB4Iz)

42 Is now for hiya sayings

Posted by: not, I repeat not JT at December 05, 2021 04:16 AM (QzkSJ)

43 Happy birfday, jakee308!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (dB4Iz)

44 But it is MINE! Funny you should bring that up.
Posted by: jakee308

Is now for Birthday Happyings

Posted by: Miklos, struggling with the multifarious complexities of the English at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (QzkSJ)

45 Hiya JT!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:18 AM (dB4Iz)

46 Hiya Miklos !

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:19 AM (arJlL)

47 Hiya, Miklos (and all your socks, LOL)!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:19 AM (dB4Iz)

48 Hiya JT!
Posted by: JQ

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 04:20 AM (arJlL)

49 'morning...

Posted by: Oldowan at December 05, 2021 04:20 AM (Mfqer)

50 Hiya, Miklos (and all your socks, LOL)!
Posted by: JQ

Unlike in previous years, 1000 pair of used socks will not be donated to the Salvation Army.

Hate me, hate my socks.

Posted by: Miklos, not much sadz having at December 05, 2021 04:23 AM (QzkSJ)

51 It's like... the Waltons... except it's morning. LOL!

Hiya John Boy!
Hiya Mary Ellen!

...

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:24 AM (dB4Iz)

52 Hiya John Boy!
Hiya Mary Ellen!


John Boy?

Mary Ellen was safe with that one.

Posted by: Miklos, there are stories about them backwoods folk at December 05, 2021 04:26 AM (QzkSJ)

53 Happy Birthday, jakee308 and JJ.

Posted by: flounder at December 05, 2021 04:28 AM (SH2Zi)

54 It's not like twitter will change its policy now, they'll just have to work faster to but antifa and other commie accounts on its white list so they won't get banned for posting clear pictures of people, thier families, their addresses and places of work, while still suspending Andy Ngo for posting actual news worthy video of Antifa assaulting people and committing other crimes.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 05, 2021 04:29 AM (AehQy)

55 Oh yeah, that Salvation Army horsecrap really was the last straw.

You can't go *anywhere* this time of year, without walking past one of their bell-ringers. I used to tuck in a dollar every time I went to grocery. Not any more!

I chuckled at the cut-out coupons on an earlier (yesterday?) thread-- i.o.u. for a white apology or whatever-- but you know what? That's BS too!

I REFUSE TO APOLOGIZE for my heritage. Period. It is what it is (and oh, how I hate that saying) but I wouldn't change my ancestry even if I could.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:30 AM (dB4Iz)

56
Ha! PA and NJ morons... see the weather forecast for Wednesday yet? Better get your French toast ingredients early today.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:31 AM (dQvv7)

57 Milk sandwiches start tomorrow night here!

Would make french toast, if only I had some maple syrup.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:34 AM (dB4Iz)

58
It's not like twitter will change its policy now, they'll just have to work faster to but antifa and other commie accounts on its white list so they won't get banned for posting clear pictures of people, thier families, their addresses and places of work, while still suspending Andy Ngo for posting actual news worthy video of Antifa assaulting people and committing other crimes.

Posted by: Rbastid at December 05, 2021 04:29 AM


Yup, that's the answer. One logical field in the database named 'untouchable_leftist'.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:35 AM (dQvv7)

59 Would make french toast, if only I had some maple syrup.
Posted by: JQ

Oh

So maple syrple is rong?

Posted by: Miklos, aspiring aspirant at December 05, 2021 04:37 AM (QzkSJ)

60 So maple syrple is rong?

Ask CBD.

I think it's wonderful! But I don't have any.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:39 AM (dB4Iz)

61 Gee. See what happens when you put neurodiverse needs in charge of thing s. Firstvtheybdo is to ban and flatten social discourse. It overstimulates them by the give and talk as well as nuances of social communication they're overwhelmed.
Hence the overreliance on AI to flatten the flow and ban everything. They simply can't conceive regular folk's heuritics are superior to theirs. Hence the ban hammering.
Time for regular people to take over once again and put the nerds back in their place. The regular world is too much for them to handle

Posted by: Xavier Basora at December 05, 2021 04:39 AM (HZCl6)

62 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Happy B'day jakee308.

Posted by: olddog in mo at December 05, 2021 04:41 AM (ju2Fy)

63 So maple syrple is rong?

Ask CBD.

I think it's wonderful! But I don't have any.
Posted by: JQ

Just say "maple syrple" like a five year old, maybe even crusty old CBD would just say "ooooh, so cute, OK".

Posted by: Miklos, seeing Failures to Communicate at December 05, 2021 04:42 AM (QzkSJ)

64 CBD can have his french toast with salkt and peeper, fine by me.

He can leave me alone while I eat mine with maple syrple.

Live and let live, ya know.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:45 AM (dB4Iz)

65 Live and let live, ya know.
Posted by: JQ

JQ for post DeSantis Governor of Florida!

Posted by: Miklos, seeing solutions at December 05, 2021 04:47 AM (QzkSJ)

66 Happy Bithday, jakee

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 04:49 AM (poMoX)

67 Hahahaha, guvnah? Oh hell to the no. Thanks anyway Miklos, LOL

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:51 AM (dB4Iz)

68
There was a period of time when some individuals figured out how to use an HTML 'background image' feature to post pictures here. Ever wonder why you get an underline when you put the lower case letters IMG together?

I'm not saying Pixy was involved. But I have my suspicions.

I think it was my meme posting of Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter holding hands that caused the crackdown. Maybe also it was because images take up a lot of storage $pace.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:51 AM (dQvv7)

69 Would rather march on over to the Democratic People's Republic of Washington State and kick some commie ass out of there.

If only I were capable of that.

*sigh*

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:53 AM (dB4Iz)

70 Hahahaha, guvnah?

Guvnah would be Henruh McMastuh of Carolinuh

Posted by: Miklos, with his best Fritz Hollings accent at December 05, 2021 04:55 AM (QzkSJ)

71
Actual maple syrup has thousands of chemicals in it. Actual maple syrup also has anti-depressive qualities to it, as apparently one of those thousands of chemicals has that effect. When the nation moved from maple syrup to high fructose corn syrup depression rates soared.

Cranky CBD and lack of maple syrup in his diet... correlation or causation?

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 04:57 AM (dQvv7)

72 It's enough just trying to keep Idaho from going blue. The asshoes in DC keep sending "refugees" and "migrants" here. Fkers.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 04:58 AM (dB4Iz)

73 Cranky CBD and lack of maple syrup in his diet... correlation or causation?
Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus

Maple syrup is a poor lubricant for a dildo of any kind (or so I am told).

Posted by: Miklos, true, 'cause Internet at December 05, 2021 05:00 AM (QzkSJ)

74 Maybe it's the pork. I thought pork was taboo for MOT?

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:01 AM (dB4Iz)

75 Okay, maybe it's time for me to exit, before I get banned for being too naiive...

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:03 AM (dB4Iz)

76 'night all.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 05:04 AM (dB4Iz)

77 Maybe it's the pork. I thought pork was taboo for MOT?
Posted by: JQ


If I start seeing people identifying as Moslems of Color, I will mock them.

Posted by: Miklos, work to do at December 05, 2021 05:04 AM (QzkSJ)

78 'night all.
Posted by: JQ

Mornin'

Gotta get up by 12 myself

Posted by: Miklos, many workings to do at December 05, 2021 05:05 AM (QzkSJ)

79 before I get banned for being too naiive...

I note the use of the Oxford "i"

Posted by: The Miklos English Dictionary at December 05, 2021 05:07 AM (QzkSJ)

80 But I don't see why. The Dems wouldn't care and the GOP is gutless and chicken.
Posted by: jakee308

Send us more money.
We'll show you who's gutless!

...RNC...

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:23 AM (vd8XM)

81 Just say "maple syrple" like a five year old, maybe even crusty old CBD would just say "ooooh, so cute, OK".
Posted by: Miklos

Roses is red
Violets is purple
Sugar is sweet
And so in Maple Syrple.

Dang me Dang me
They ought take a rope and hang me...

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:28 AM (vd8XM)

82 Looks around...

Was it something I said?

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

83 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 05, 2021 04:49 AM (poMoX)

I thank you. I never thought I would see what's happened in this country after all my years. In a way I'm glad I've gotten this far and sad that the country and the world is in this state.

We can only pray that God has a plan and pray that we will survive it. Good luck Fenelon and all the other Moron(ette)s and God
bless us and this nation.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:31 AM (tsmrH)

84 Was it something I said?
Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:30 AM (vd8XM)

There are lacunae of comments at this time of day particularly on this day of the week. Doesn't mean anything and you probably well know.

People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:36 AM (tsmrH)

85 And as I look back on the comments I see that others have wished me a happy birthday. THANK YOU ALL!

I certainly hope it is. And for all of you all out there in the little plastic box land.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 05:37 AM (tsmrH)

86 People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.
Posted by: jakee308

But usually we have MLiI going off to work,
Skip with the breakfast menu
Wolfus with a cat update.

I feel like Burgess Meredith in the Twilight zone episode

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:39 AM (vd8XM)

87
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:43 AM (DUIap)

88 Lucky me.
My wife went down home yesterday to put a wreath on he parents grave.
A short stop at a local place got us poppy seed roll.
Also pork steaks.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:44 AM (vd8XM)

89 her parents grave.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:45 AM (vd8XM)

90
Where would we be without experts?

Probably Alpha Centauri.


Amen

"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:46 AM (DUIap)

91 Amen

"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress
Posted by: AltonJackson

And "Doctors"

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:47 AM (vd8XM)

92 If I don't get up soon might as well just stay here until tomorrow morning

Posted by: Skip at December 05, 2021 05:49 AM (2JoB8)

93 People are getting their coffee and ablutionary activities taking place.
Posted by: jakee308

"ablutionary"

I like this

Posted by: The Expanded Miklos English Dictionary at December 05, 2021 05:49 AM (QzkSJ)

94 Don't forget leading authorities. They're smart.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 05:51 AM (C1Lsn)

95 G'mornin' everyone !
maybe the whole twitr thing rests on their assumption that we are Neanderthals incapable of using or understanding their bright shiny toys ... lots of bad decisions are based on that kind of "thinking".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 05, 2021 05:53 AM (03BbD)

96 Don't forget leading authorities. They're smart.
Posted by: bill in arkansas

LOL...I forgot that group

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:55 AM (vd8XM)

97 96 Expert board certified leading authorities. What can't they do?

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (C1Lsn)

98 The Android drones of Twitter are running around yelling "Agrajag Coordinate!"

Bet the smoke pouring out of their buildings far exceeds CARB limits.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (7jFnd)

99
"experts" and their "studies" are the festering boil on the ass of progress

Posted by: AltonJackson at December 05, 2021 05:46 AM


Remember the movie "Rain Man"? How the long lost brother was a idiot savant who could pick up a phone book and remember the names and numbers of everyone. Or quickly count - a think it was a pile of toothpicks - in the hundreds, at a glance.

Exceptional abilities, but little intelligence. Savants notoriously have low IQ's. Imagine for a moment that through some evolutionary process that savants now number in the hundreds of thousands and with their exceptional ability to memorize get the best grades, attend the best colleges, then get the highest positions in this country. But they're dumb as rocks with no critical thinking skills, and think we should bow down at their success and never question their decisions, no matter how inane.

That's my theory.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (dQvv7)

100 That's my theory.
Posted by: Traitor Joe's

I like it.

Posted by: Bruce at December 05, 2021 05:59 AM (vd8XM)

101 KRAK OF DAWN HAS ARRIVED

Posted by: Skip guy who says NOOD at December 05, 2021 06:01 AM (2JoB8)

102 99 Imagine for a moment that through some evolutionary process that savants now number in the hundreds of thousands and with their exceptional ability to memorize get the best grades, attend the best colleges, then get the highest positions in this country. But they're dumb as rocks with no critical thinking skills

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 05:57 AM (dQvv7)

. . .and no humanity.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 07:04 AM (6dJKT)

103 I can't hardly believe I spent any time at Patterico and Popehat.
Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (F0YaR)

I never liked Popehat. Someone who pops into the comments to constantly shill his site is questionable. Then his posts were 10,000 word essays of lawyerly arguments. Yeah Ken, whatever. The Left is eating our lunch and you're want us to do the same thing that lost last time.

Posted by: WiNO - BLM Terror Strikes Christmas Parade at December 05, 2021 07:09 AM (EpDzw)

104 Are dementia victims able to give consent? Looking at you Joe.

Posted by: teo toon at December 05, 2021 08:02 AM (391Lf)

105
. . .and no humanity.

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 07:04 AM


Absolutely. Think of the exchange between Rand Paul and 'Dr' Fauci. In the end all Fauci can say is 'you don't know what you're talking about'.

His lack of critical thinking skills prevents him from admitting to any part of the failure. His brain just does not and can not work that way. Nor - at the Nuremburg trials - did you see any tears. The world deserves another Nuremburg trial when this is all over and the truth is revealed. We need some Chinese 'scientists' and Fauci, and a bunch of heads of pharmaceutical companies to all be forced to testify.

Posted by: Traitor Joe's Military Surplus at December 05, 2021 08:08 AM (dQvv7)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (12/4/21)

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The Saturday Night Joke

A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. He asked her about the contents.

“When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.”

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.

“Honey,” he said “that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?”

“Oh, that?” she said. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”

***


Party like there is no tomorrow.


“I FEEL LIKE A SURVIVOR”: INSIDE THE FUNERAL INDUSTRY’S 2021 NATIONAL CONVENTION
After a busy year, morticians let loose at their annual gathering in Nashville.

***


Going on a road trip? The cost of speeding around the world visualized.


***


I forgot all about this. I originally found this story on Western Journal but I'm getting a 400 Bad Request. So I searched and found this.


The Washington Post has a good story about this. But, it's behind a paywall.


***


I'm a Spotify subscriber. I didn't have a problem, unlike others.

Some Spotify fans aren’t getting their yearly review because the music streaming app keeps crashing on them.

Furious listeners took to Twitter to air their grievances about the app’s Wrapped feature not working for them when it launched yesterday.

For most, their Wrapped 2021 review was delivered on time, but some faced major issues.

One user tweeted: ‘Hello Spotify i want to complain about my wrapped stories not working like they should.’


***


I love fishing. It's hard to explain. Perhaps this will help.

A truly dedicated fisherman is one who has seen it all and still goes back for more.
It took many years for us to become truly skilled anglers. It involved a long learning curve, many failures, and a commitment to never give up. This passion has become a religion for some, but surely there's some point in every angler's life that they realize that fishing is far more important than just what you catch.

Dedication to our favorite outdoor pursuits is what makes us tick. Once you become truly dedicated, you'll figure a few things out that would have never occurred to you otherwise.


***


I have great bosses. I wouldn't object to kicking in for a Christmas present. Would you? This person has a real burr under his sadle.

For many employees, a Christmas party or a bonus goes a long way after a year of hard work.

But one unhappy employee was furious after they were asked to put $20 (£15) towards their boss' Christmas presents.

The anonymous person shared a screenshot of an email from their HR department reminding them about their contribution to Reddit, where they said: "That money is going to my kids, not to the fat cats at the top who make at least 5x what I make on any given month.

"Buy your own damn presents."


***


Review: The New Jack Daniel’s Release Comes With an Actual Warning

Coy Hill High Proof goes where few whiskeys have dared. Should it have?


What we’re drinking: Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel 2021 Special Release, Coy Hill High Proof

Where it’s from: Jack Daniel’s, the Tenneseee whiskey giant that’s released several other short-run single barrel releases in the past few years, including Heritage Barrel and Barrel Proof Rye. Coy Hill also marks a very recent follow-up to their first age-statement release since Prohibition.

Why we’re drinking this: Alcohol comes with many warnings. But “due to the high barrel strength, the bottle should remain upright at all times” is a first for us.

***

Bad Santa, and I laughed at a few of these. Does that make be a Bad Cob?

Creepy Vintage Santas
Christmas should be all about joy, happiness, and gifts… However these Santas look like something that has creeped out of a fever dream. It seems that Christmas was much more scary in the past…


***


I thanked the Fabulous Mrs. Mis. Hum. for a wonderful dinner. Does that count?

50 Boyfriends And Husbands Who Raised The Bar Too High For Other Men

It’s that time of the year when people put all of their focus on the holiday rituals. Decorating trees, singing Christmas jingles and looking for the right gift for their loved ones. No one can deny that exchanging presents is a significant part of the whole celebration. We all know it feels great, right? Especially if you receive something special and thoughtful that lets you know much others care about you.

***


The ONT Musical Interlude


Our Christmas Music continues.................


AND


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Most homeowners insurance policies don't have an exclusion for Genius Award Winner.

A Maryland homeowner accidentally burned down a house in November while attempting to use smoke to get rid of a snake infestation.

Pete Pringer, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service's public information officer, and other first responders were at the property Thursday to investigate.


Dumb fuck.


Here's a dumber fuckGenius Award Winner.

A surgeon has been fined for accidentally amputating the wrong leg of an elderly patient in Austria.

The man, 82, ended up losing both his legs because of the error at the hospital in Freistadt in the state of Upper Austria on May 18.

He required the amputation because of his severe diabetes but doctors marked up the wrong limb while preparing him for surgery.

Nurses didn’t discover the mistake for two days when it was spotted during a routine bandage change. He then had to go under the knife again so they could amputate the right leg.


Fined? He should have been fired and imprisoned.

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Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Yarn.

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Notice: Posted with permission by the Ace Media Empire and AceCorp, LLC. Rumor has it that The ONT is habit forming.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:00 PM




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1

Ka mua!

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:00 PM (f4kZ4)

2 Evening, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (NQjQK)

3 Arf!

Posted by: Sandy at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (VxC1e)

4 Woof!
And shut up Sandy!

Posted by: Conor at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (hOUT3)

5 If that is knitting, second look at felt?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (VxC1e)

6 Good evening morons and thanks mh

The fries go next to the burger, silly

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (EZebt)

7 Yay, ONT!

Thanks, MisHum, for doing this for so long and putting up with us ungrateful little shits.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (SchxB)

8 I rate the joke: 5.0

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (VxC1e)

9 Not first

Posted by: Dave in Fla at December 04, 2021 10:04 PM (5p7BC)

10 *drags tired carcass over the ONT finish line*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 10:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

11 Stories of surgeons removing the wrong kidney or lung are legion. This is why hospitals use magic markers to write CUT HERE on the patient's body before the procedure.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (VxC1e)

12 Umm....I have some unexpected free time.

Can I comment here?

Posted by: Fredo Cuomo at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (QzkSJ)

13 For once, I am afraid to send that ONT Joke to my friends, acrimoniously married for fifty plus years!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (hOUT3)

14 The only thing creepier than those Santas is Mr. Yarn.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (5iUNf)

15 100,000 Haitians amass at Mexican/Guatemalan border.

Heading north.

Posted by: It's Happening at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (+FlgS)

16 Stories of surgeons removing the wrong kidney or lung are legion. This is why hospitals use magic markers to write CUT HERE on the patient's body before the procedure.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (VxC1e)


Sounds like work!

Posted by: Dr House at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (hOUT3)

17 How is that top pic link not to jimmy buffet's "cheeseburger in paradise"?

Posted by: Turn two at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (mO6nR)

18 Thanks for the girthy ONT, Mis Hum!

That joke is to die for!

And that burger... (drools)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (rwusL)

19 Those pants look like they should be "these pants" tomorrow morning.

Also I don't think that guy owns a weedwhacker.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (llON8)

20 The last photo looks stolen from OM's "these pants" section of the Sunday morning book thread.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (gLRfa)

21 17 How is that top pic link not to jimmy buffet's "cheeseburger in paradise"?
Posted by: Turn two at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (mO6nR)

What is Zappa Month for $500!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (aA3+G)

22 Puddles Pity Party has carved out a nice little niche for himself in the singing clown genre.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (VxC1e)

23 'Money I made from selling the dolls.'
$20, same as in town.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (0OP+5)

24 100,000 Haitians amass at Mexican/Guatemalan border.

Heading north.


It's been far too long since our B-52 pilots have been able to practice saturation bombing. Not related, just a stray thought.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (SchxB)

25 That yarn?

Aw, hell to the no.

Posted by: Every cat, everywhere. at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (rBtIz)

26 *drags tired carcass over the ONT finish line*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace


Had to drop out. Pretty sure I pulled a hammy.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (r1z5A)

27 Also I don't think that guy owns a weedwhacker.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (llON


But I bet he owns several sets of knitting needles!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (hOUT3)

28 Holy crap, one of those Creepy Santas looks like Cthulhu!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

29 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (arJlL)

30 >>> 28 Holy crap, one of those Creepy Santas looks like Cthulhu!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (Dc2NZ)

How is that creepy?

Posted by: Kurt Eichenwald at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (llON8)

31 @11: "This is why hospitals use magic markers to write CUT HERE ..."

Probably confusion about left or right from the doctor or patient's perspective mixed with some occasional directional dyslexia. I'd make sure to write the cut here direction myself though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (+WWsf)

32 19 Those pants look like they should be "these pants" tomorrow morning.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (llON

That is EXACTLY what I thought when I saw the picture. Horde mind is real and spectacular.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 04, 2021 10:09 PM (II3Gr)

33 Those pants look like they should be "these pants" tomorrow morning.

Also I don't think that guy owns a weedwhacker.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

LOL !!!

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (arJlL)

34
Creepy Vintage Santas


What the everlovin' fook?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (3l5Yq)

35 So, ok, we have to drink the Jack Daniels Coy Hill with a straw? Like a bottle of coke?

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (0OP+5)

36 Yeah I wouldn't contribute to a fund to buy the boss a Christmas present no matter how much I liked him or her. They do have a Bosses day and a Secretary day that I have contributed to.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (iXJM1)

37 "This is why hospitals use magic markers to write CUT HERE ..." "


Yup. They marked my right hip before I went in surgery to have it replaced.


Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (gLRfa)

38 Helms was better here:

https://tinyurl.com/yjtpf6v8

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (5iUNf)

39 Yarn! So that's the tiger that mauled Roy Horn!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (7bRMQ)

40 Listening to Zappa makes me feel like I'm watching a Cheech & Chong movie. Especially "Catholic Girls"

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (EZebt)

41 Dang, those vintage Santas are horrifying. No wonder some of the kids are screaming.

And no, it's inappropriate for a boss to get presents, no matter what. The boss/underling relationship means it can almost never be completely spontaneous.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (ZsR3z)

42 So Zappa DID do Christmas songs!

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (16EvI)

43 "This is why hospitals use magic markers to write CUT HERE ..." "
Yup. They marked my right hip before I went in surgery to have it replaced.
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 10:10 PM (gLRfa)


Hopefully before you got the really good drugs?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:12 PM (hOUT3)

44 Not too late.

I started Noom dieting again. That burger is dreamy... 1750 calories is basicallyi starving for me.

Posted by: Fastly Strokewater at December 04, 2021 10:12 PM (gWAUD)

45 And that, my friends, is almost a sandwich. No top bun! You're gonna make me eat it with a knife and a fork like some Kansas City faggot!!??

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:12 PM (mD/uy)

46 I don't understand how a doctor can amputate the wrong leg. The two times that I had cataract surgery I was asked repeatedly to confirm which eye was being done. I'll bet I was asked four or five times.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

47 100,000 Haitians amass at Mexican/Guatemalan border.

The Mexicans can stop this whenever they want. They don't want to, and I don't blame them. They understood Trump, but Biden is so corrupt, they recoil at doing business with him.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (ZsR3z)

48 "to commit a waste" is to intentionally destroy the property. That is breach of contract on every mortgage I ever had.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (rDgjh)

49
Umm....I have some unexpected free time.

Can I comment here?
Posted by: Fredo Cuomo


Nope, not until you go take down all the signs naming that bridge after your mobbed up daddy ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (3l5Yq)

50 And that, my friends, is almost a sandwich. No top bun! You're gonna make me eat it with a knife and a fork like some Kansas City faggot!!??
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:12 PM (mD/uy)


I didn't see the hot dogs, what did I miss?

Posted by: Jonah G at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (hOUT3)

51 If I were the surgeon or just the person responsible for marking the patient, I'd want the test results right in front of me if it wasn't something visibly obvious to trained personnel.

Measure twice, cut once isn't just for tailors.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (uNrGf)

52 I've had several eye surgeries in the last year. They askmseveral times which eye, even after they put a sticker above it on my forehead.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (kTF2Z)

53 December...Christmas, Zappa...what's not to like

Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 04, 2021 10:14 PM (16EvI)

54 53 December...Christmas, Zappa...what's not to like
Posted by: COMountainMarie at December 04, 2021 10:14 PM (16EvI)


Yes, an 'ette that gets it.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:14 PM (aA3+G)

55 Ok, now I can start blaming typos on booze.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (kTF2Z)

56 26 *drags tired carcass over the ONT finish line*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace


Had to drop out. Pretty sure I pulled a hammy.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:08 PM (r1z5A)
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If you think pulling a hamstring gets you in trouble, man. Let me tell you.

Posted by: Jeff "Spanky" Toobin at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (lNHqD)

57 While I was caretaking a friend she had to have multiple surgeries.
I always marked the4 correct part to cut and also, since she lymphedema, marked that arm to avoid punctures and injections.
Two of the hospitals where I did this got pretty pissy about it. They also cut in the right places.

Posted by: Winston, GOPe, not one dime, not one vote at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (7rP4D)

58 Umm....I have some unexpected free time.

Can I comment here?
Posted by: Fredo Cuomo


Given how that worked out, and that we haven't been told what the "independent investigation" has found out about Fredo, I'll bet he's too toxic even for MSNBC.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (ZsR3z)

59 Amputated leg sounds like the due diligence used on Baldwin's movie set.

Every surgeon I keep now has the proper body part to be worked on marked up with a washable marker. The surgical nurse and others are supposed to confirm everything correct and set to go . The surgeon then confirms one last time before he starts.

Even so this crap happens somewhere a few times a year.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (iXJM1)

60 Booze and the eye surgeries, but mostly the booze.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:15 PM (kTF2Z)

61 "Hopefully before you got the really good drugs? "

I remember a shot of something in my IV as they were wheeling me in the OR and thinking "Oh that must be the start of the good stuff."

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 10:16 PM (gLRfa)

62 MH...

12ft.io

to deal with paywalled articles

Posted by: ... at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (7HyDs)

63 12 Umm....I have some unexpected free time.

Can I comment here?
Posted by: Fredo Cuomo at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (QzkSJ)


Did they have a nice retirement party for you? Was there cake? Tell us all about it, you little bitch.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (+lVUW)

64 He required the amputation because of his severe diabetes but doctors marked up the wrong limb while preparing him for surgery.

Nurses didn't discover the mistake for two days when it was spotted during a routine bandage change. He then had to go under the knife again so they could amputate the right leg.
---

No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

It's like I don't even know you people.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

65 I've had several eye surgeries in the last year. They askmseveral times which eye, even after they put a sticker above it on my forehead.

When my wife recently had a hip replacement, they had her sign her name on herself on the correct side.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (ZsR3z)

66
An elderly couple live in a nursing home.

One day, the old lady comes in to find the old man getting a handjob from another old lady.

She flips out, and starts shouting "Harold!!! How could you do this?! What's Hattie got that I don't?!"

Harold says "Parkinson's."

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (2ABQr)

67 You love The Lead with Jake Tapper. You never miss Anderson Cooper 360. We know you'll love Acosted with Jim Acosta. You won't know the real truth in Washington until you've been Acosted.

Posted by: CNN at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (cupoy)

68 FUNERAL INDUSTRY 2021 NATIONAL CONVENTION
***

A guy could write a Masters Thesis from interviewing the hookers after such a convention.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (axyOa)

69 When the budget for your video project is about 50 bucks:

https://youtu.be/9ao5offHNfI

"Bus full of Nuns" - Dan Barr

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (SchxB)

70 After a busy year, morticians let loose at their annual gathering in Nashville.

I once spent a weekend at a hotel in downtown Chicago on business.

There was a convention of dentists at the hotel, and I wondered if I had stumbled on the annual meeting of the American Association of Alcoholic Dentists. In the evening, an amazing fraction of the (fairly young) dentists and their wives seemed to be inebriated.

I wondered about it, and then it dawned on me that if you are practicing dentistry in a small town in the Midwest, and you go off the rails, the townspeople and your patients will probably hear about it. But when you go off to the big city, you can do what you want without your neighbors knowing.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (I2/tG)

71 Posted by: ... at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (7HyDs)

Thank you.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

72 @64: "It's like I don't even know you people."

I'm still too confused by last night's fish in a box puzzle to worry about low hanging leg jokes.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (+WWsf)

73 Is the start of an advent calendar of Zappa?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (a3Q+t)

74

Virtually the only medical mistakes we ever hear about are the ones that can't be covered up...

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (f4kZ4)

75 When I had my ACL repaired, I marked both knees:

The good knee, with a skull and bones / saying "do not open"

The knee that needed surgery, "cut here"

My Orthopod was not amused.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (BgMrQ)

76 I wondered about it, and then it dawned on me that if you are practicing dentistry in a small town in the Midwest, and you go off the rails, the townspeople and your patients will probably hear about it. But when you go off to the big city, you can do what you want without your neighbors knowing.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2021 10:18 PM (I2/tG)

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What happens in Vegas...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (VxC1e)

77 Evening, 'rons and 'ettes. Thanks for the reminder to cancel Spotify Premium, Mis Hum! Seemed like a good idea at the time, but I never listen to it, and I already overpay for Sirius/XM which has a free app.

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (Agr8U)

78 A guy could write a Masters Thesis from interviewing the hookers after such a convention.
Posted by: Diogenes

They stiffed all the girls.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (mD/uy)

79 Good evening all

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (iH4Z+)

80 I remember a shot of something in my IV as they were wheeling me in the OR and thinking "Oh that must be the start of the good stuff."
Posted by: Tuna


Son had oral surgery Wed. He has very pleasant when he got home.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (r1z5A)

81 Not a fan of hamburgers like that one at top. Too much stuff piled on detracts from the taste of the juicy cow meat.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

82
Surgeon: Ok, Mr Lowell...

Me: Call me Duke.

Surgeon: Ok Duke, which eye are we operating on today?

Me: The one that's fucked up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:20 PM (kTF2Z)

83 MisHum!! Thanks so much for featuring Hobbs in the pet thread today. I was gone all day but I did go look when I got home. I really appreciate you featuring our sweet pups.

Posted by: Jewells45 deplorablethug#FJB at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (nxdel)

84 No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

I'm stumped...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)

85 77 Evening, 'rons and 'ettes. Thanks for the reminder to cancel Spotify Premium, Mis Hum! Seemed like a good idea at the time, but I never listen to it, and I already overpay for Sirius/XM which has a free app.
Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (Agr8U)

Spotify is cheaper than Sirius.
I canceled Sirius a long time ago.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

86 82
Surgeon: Ok, Mr Lowell...

Me: Call me Duke.

Surgeon: Ok Duke, which eye are we operating on today?

Me: The one that's fucked up.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:20 PM (kTF2Z)

LOLOLOLOLOL...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)

87 Yay! Zappa Month is the bestest month! I'm so happy!

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (JPtHE)

88 84 No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

I'm stumped...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)

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Come on, Eileen

Posted by: Dexy's Midnight Runners at December 04, 2021 10:22 PM (VxC1e)

89 I was in one of those food gift shops at the mall many Christmases ago, with our youngest, when the mall Santa came in and asked if he could use their restroom.

Our three year old was gob-smacked- SANTA goes to the potty?
Mind blown.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:22 PM (bJKUl)

90 79 Good evening all
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (iH4Z+)

Snowing your way?

Nothing here.

Yet.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

91 thank you Weird Dave for another great ONT. you had to be there.

Posted by: chango butt at December 04, 2021 10:22 PM (oSX/P)

92 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (VxC1e)

93 What happens in Vegas...

Iowahawk wrote a great article about an issue of a 1954 Chicago nightlife magazine that he found - the kind that they handed out to hotel guests.

For traveling businessmen away from their families, Chicago has always known how to provide some naughty fun.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (I2/tG)

94 Outstanding thread, Misanthropic!

...now that that is out of the way, time to read content!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (2SdPm)

95 Those vintage Santas are scary. No wonder the kids are crying and screaming!

Posted by: Legally Sufficient, Believing in America at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (rwusL)

96 He named his wooden leg Smith?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (kTF2Z)

97 Our three year old was gob-smacked- SANTA goes to the potty?
Mind blown.
Posted by: sal

The older you get, the more of life's bitter disappointments are revealed.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (mD/uy)

98 Yarn. WTF??!?

LOL

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 10:24 PM (ufFY8)

99 92 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:23 PM (VxC1e)

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What was the name of his other leg?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 10:24 PM (CAJOC)

100 Good evening.

That burger looks delicious!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:25 PM (IDhUW)

101
He named his wooden leg Smith?
Posted by: Duke Lowell


'at's nothin' ... he named his remaining leg Wesson.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 04, 2021 10:25 PM (3l5Yq)

102 No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

I'm stumped...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard


Joke like that needs to be slow walked...

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:25 PM (r1z5A)

103 Surgeon: Ok, Mr Lowell...

Me: Call me Duke.

Surgeon: Ok Duke, which eye are we operating on today?

Me: The one that's fucked up.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:20 PM (kTF2Z)


NOT the conversation you want with your dentist.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (axyOa)

104 >90 79 Good evening all
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:19 PM (iH4Z+)

Snowing your way?

Nothing here.

Yet.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:22 PM (aA3+G)


Starting here later tonight. Maybe 2". Then perhaps rain on top of it tomorrow.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (iH4Z+)

105 I don't understand how a doctor can amputate the wrong leg. The two times that I had cataract surgery I was asked repeatedly to confirm which eye was being done. I'll bet I was asked four or five times.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM


The patient was 82 with diabetes. He may not have been lucid enough to verify. However, there should have been another doctor/nurse there to verify he was marking the correct leg. Hell, in a casino the pit boss has to verify a $500 buy in.

This is also why when you have a new prescription the pharmacist may ask some questions, just to verify that the script is likely correct.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (EughT)

106 Oooooh, another running gag!

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (0hbQ6)

107 52 I've had several eye surgeries in the last year. They askmseveral times which eye, even after they put a sticker above it on my forehead.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (kTF2Z)


You got a sticker?! The cheap bastard that did my eyes just marked my forehead with a sharpie.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

108 I forgot all about this. I originally found this story on Western Journal


There's a pic in that vid of Nancy sexing Mr. T. Yes there is. She's kissing him right on top of his bald head.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 10:27 PM (FFsBN)

109 "Oooooh, another running gag!"

It will go on until we limp across the finish line.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 10:27 PM (gLRfa)

110 I went to Sam's Club this midafternoon. Why then? Because I'm a dumbass.

I weep for civilization lost.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (4I/2K)

111 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)


I once met a man with great teeth but wooden gums ...

Posted by: Adriane the Helpful Critic ... at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (okV1R)

112 Y'all did hear about the spiritually misguided dyslexic? Yeah, he went and sold his soul to Santa.


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (QzJWU)

113 Surgeon: Ok, Mr Lowell...
Me: Call me Duke.
Surgeon: Ok Duke, which eye are we operating on today?
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Dr: So Mr. Tonypete, what are we in for today?
Me: Don't you know?!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (mD/uy)

114 Starting here later tonight. Maybe 2". Then perhaps rain on top of it tomorrow.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (iH4Z+)

7-11" forecasted, then a high of 10 on Tuesday.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (aA3+G)

115 Nancy Reagan's 'Just Say No' campaign was more effective than the war on drugs.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (FFsBN)

116 Funny Santa story from Steve Martin in My Blue Heaven:

My uncle promised me a new bicycle for Christmas. I ran downstairs on Christmas morning only to find my uncle shot behind the ear. Plus, no bicycle.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (kTF2Z)

117 Never in a million years did I think a Mr. T and the Reagans video would make it dusty up in here.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:29 PM (qpolg)

118 107 52 I've had several eye surgeries in the last year. They askmseveral times which eye, even after they put a sticker above it on my forehead.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (kTF2Z)

You got a sticker?! The cheap bastard that did my eyes just marked my forehead with a sharpie.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (+lVUW

I hear you wouldn't spring for the Frill Procedure.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:29 PM (aA3+G)

119 88 84 No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

It's like I don't even know you people.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

I'm stumped...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)


Guessing it was really hard to put his best foot forward after that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:29 PM (hOUT3)

120 "One foot in front of th...." oh, sorry.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:29 PM (r1z5A)

121 Not a fan of hamburgers like that one at top. Too much stuff piled on detracts from the taste of the juicy cow meat.
~~~
There is no way I could eat that like a burger. I'd be finding a fork and it looks like all the flavors would go well together.

Now I'm hungry.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (IDhUW)

122 You got a sticker?! The cheap bastard that did my eyes just marked my forehead with a sharpie.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (+lVUW)

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It's good to be the Duke!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (kTF2Z)

123 >114 Starting here later tonight. Maybe 2". Then perhaps rain on top of it tomorrow.
Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM (iH4Z+)

7-11" forecasted, then a high of 10 on Tuesday.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (aA3+G)


Yikers! Hope it's not the heavy wet. 11" of that is a bitch. Monday night is supposed to be -5 here.

Posted by: Muad'dib at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (iH4Z+)

124 Where's Slow Joe when you need to insult a guy who can't stand up?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (2SdPm)

125 Poutine burger means it's probably got some weird French cheese on the patties though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (+WWsf)

126 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3)


Are we freaking related?!

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (r1z5A)

127 Good evening.

That burger looks delicious!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:25 PM



And AK struts in this evening like he owns the place...

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (f4kZ4)

128 You got a sticker?! The cheap bastard that did my eyes just marked my forehead with a sharpie.
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:26 PM


I'd rather have the sharpie. A sicker can fall off and be re-placed on the wrong eye.

Posted by: Chuck C at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (EughT)

129 I'm stumped...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)


Guessing it was really hard to put his best foot forward after that!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar

You pegged that one.

Posted by: Miklos, hobbled by Circumstance at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (QzkSJ)

130 On the subject of democrat on democrat in fighting, Alec Baldwin and George Clooney are having a bitch fight.

Clooney made some mean comment about the substandard safety on the Rust set, and Baldwin feels terribly hurt. The corpse of the victim didn't have much to say.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

131 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Thank you for the joke. Sent it to a couple I know that may have a few dolls in the box, but no money. 53 years of marriage. I guess child marriages were legal then.

I sent it to my wife so she can start selling the dolls. We need the money.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (u82oZ)

132 I went to Sam's Club this midafternoon. Why then? Because I'm a dumbass.

I weep for civilization lost.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (4I/2K)


Well, to be fair, at least you were smart enough to avoid WalletMart!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (hOUT3)

133 This talk of snow makes me very happy that next Saturday I'll be 500 miles further away from the arctic circle.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (kTF2Z)

134 Just looked at the calendar and realized it's the 51st anniversary of the day I met my husband.

He says to get off our lawn.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:32 PM (bJKUl)

135 41 And no, it's inappropriate for a boss to get presents, no matter what. The boss/underling relationship means it can almost never be completely spontaneous.
Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (ZsR3z)

Kind of like why a boss shouldn't date an employee. Unbalanced power relationship. They might feel the need to go out with you just because they fear getting fired if they don't.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (1gif2)

136
7-11" forecasted, then a high of 10 on Tuesday.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (aA3+G)
-------

My favorite Christmas story: I was chatting with my ex Brother in Law, he was living in CA at the time, while I was living in MN, he asked about the weather, and I said, "It's great, new snow on the ground, warm, sunny day, 28 degrees outside!" (we'd had more than a few days of zero and below before that.)

Looking back, my ex BiL probably thought I was nuts.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (2SdPm)

137 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:31 PM (u82oZ)

You're welcome.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (aA3+G)

138 Spotify is cheaper than Sirius.
I canceled Sirius a long time ago.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (aA3+G)


Wish I could, but the spousal unit insists on having SXM in the car -- even though she could just as easily stream Spotify over Bluetooth.

Oh, well, it gives me a few more dolls to sell ...

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (Agr8U)

139 What if Alec Baldwin was the guy with the magic marker who was responsible for marking the correct site?

Doesn't seem like such a great system now, does it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (VxC1e)

140 I had a cardiologist who saw me for a year and never knew I had a Pacemaker. I had to show it to him.

Posted by: madtom at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (go+84)

141 Are we freaking related?!
Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:30 PM (r1z5A)


Funny, that every member of my family has refused to submit to DNA testing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:34 PM (hOUT3)

142 Well, that guy without legs can be the best knee-walking drunk at the senior center party.

Or Douglas Bader the II. With his own Spitfire and a lot of belted ammo. And anger issues with the political leaders of Austria.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:34 PM (u82oZ)

143 Kind of like why a boss shouldn't date an employee. Unbalanced power relationship. They might feel the need to go out with you just because they fear getting fired if they don't.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler

Fired?

This is how one gets hired.

Posted by: GlobalMiklosCorp at December 04, 2021 10:34 PM (QzkSJ)

144 I've got to get Publius one of those yarn suits.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:34 PM (Mzdiz)

145

Bring it! I'm ready for snow... Yes, yes I am -- and so is my 30-year-old snow blower!

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (f4kZ4)

146 I sympathize with that person burning down their house because ssssnakes. But probably better to just sell it and move.

Are snakes even sensitive to smoke?

Posted by: PaleRider at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (3cGpq)

147 Just looked at the calendar and realized it's the 51st anniversary of the day I met my husband.

He says to get off our lawn.
Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:32 PM (bJKUl)

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I bow to your dogged persistence.

Also, sal is an 'ette?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (VxC1e)

148 Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (Agr8U)

I do miss Deep Tracks on occasion.

But, between Premium Spotify and freebie Pandora I have all my music needs covered in my newer vehicles.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

149 Good evening y'all!

Putting up the Christmas tree, watching football and basketball. Went to freaking Costco today to get a wreath and poinsettia. They required a mask! So I just wore mine as a chin diaper. Interestingly enough........the liquor store next door didn't require one

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (/UQ/R)

150 62 MH...

12ft.io

to deal with paywalled articles
Posted by: ... at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (7HyDs)


That. Plus, as it's the WashingPoo, one shouldn't be providing them traffic, anyway. An archive.today link would deprive them of clicks and will sometimes defeat paywalls as a bonus. I haven't tried daisy-chaining 12ft.io + archive.today but I'd assume that'd work.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (DTX3h)

151 They might feel the need to go out with you just because they fear getting fired if they don't.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (1gif2)


As they should!

Posted by: F Cuomo at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (hOUT3)

152 Commissar Hrothgar

*Respectful tip of the hat*

Guess what I've been singing since Wednesday night?

Should I submit that to the next Saturday night joke collection effort?

We all did the DNA thing, and it cleared up some family mysteries. That will have to do until all the early prison records are digitized.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:36 PM (u82oZ)

153 I've got to get Publius one of those yarn suits.
Posted by: Miley

Could lead to a lot of knit picking

Posted by: GlobalMiklosCorp, Assistant Regional Sales Manger at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

154 But, between Premium Spotify and freebie Pandora I have all my music needs covered in my newer vehicles.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

I use YouTube Music on Apple Car Play.

How much is Premium Spotify a month?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (BgMrQ)

155 But, between Premium Spotify and freebie Pandora I have all my music needs covered in my newer vehicles.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:35 PM (aA3+G)


Dayum, I knew there were AoS COB bennies, but I didn't realize it included new vehicles!

Posted by: F Cuomo at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (hOUT3)

156 I bow to your dogged persistence.

Also, sal is an 'ette?
Posted by: Cicero

Either that or 'she's' being faking it in epic fashion for decades for the Mr!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (mD/uy)

157 And AK struts in this evening like he owns the place...
~~~
Tonight is for being bold. Hello Zettai!

"he" should be "she". No gender confusion here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (IDhUW)

158 Nancy Reagan's 'Just Say No' campaign was more effective than the war on drugs.

We lost that war, so.... yeah.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (SchxB)

159 Thank you, Cicero! Yes, I'm an 'ette.
My childhood nickname- also 'salt' in Latin.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (bJKUl)

160 Clarence Henry doing his Frogman routine will ALWAYS make me laugh and tap my feet. That's a good song.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (2ABQr)

161 I would have been first but I took an arrow to the knee.

And I'm drunk, but mostly the drunk thing.

I'm eating chocolate ice cream as a hang over cure.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (yQpMk)

162 Kisses the hand of Miley, the Duchess of Carolina.

Um, ... Your Grace, ... why? Has publius been ... bad?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (u82oZ)

163 Could lead to a lot of knit picking
Posted by: GlobalMiklosCorp, Assistant Regional Sales Manger at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

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That's a pearl of a pun.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (kTF2Z)

164 Clarence Henry doing his Frogman routine will ALWAYS make me laugh and tap my feet. That's a good song.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

OO0Wooo-wooa-Woo-wooo

Posted by: Miklos, singing along at December 04, 2021 10:39 PM (QzkSJ)

165 That's a pearl of a pun.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (kTF2Z)
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I see you're giving everyone the needle.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:39 PM (2SdPm)

166 We all did the DNA thing, and it cleared up some family mysteries. That will have to do until all the early prison records are digitized.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:36 PM (u82oZ)


NaCly my boy, my family was AFRAID that DNA tests would clear up too many family mysteries!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:39 PM (hOUT3)

167 Could lead to a lot of knit picking

Posted by: GlobalMiklosCorp, Assistant Regional Sales Manger at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

I'm afraid he'd send me to the Purly Gates...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:40 PM (Mzdiz)

168 How much is Premium Spotify a month?
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (BgMrQ)

$10.95 month.

And I get my money's worth.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

169 I see you're giving everyone the needle.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:39 PM (2SdPm)

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Nah, I got no skein in the game.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:40 PM (kTF2Z)

170 And Camille Yarborough doing "Take Yo' Praise" will always give me a special feeling. In my trousers.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM (2ABQr)

171 AmericanKestrel

I got ahold of TeeJ. He finished his last gig of the year, to acclaim yesterday.

He says to contact him directly. He has some issues with most of the commenters. Well, some of us do as well. I'm over it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM (u82oZ)

172 Kisses the hand of Miley, the Duchess of Carolina.

Um, ... Your Grace, ... why? Has publius been ... bad?

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (u82oZ)

{{{Salty}}}

Only in a good way. I pointed out that there are a lot of interesting holes in it that could be probed, but he wasn't buying it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM (Mzdiz)

173 They might feel the need to go out with you just because they fear getting fired if they don't.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler

I saw a big boss lady get immediately tossed out at JPMorganChase after one of her subordinate guy employees ratted her out. (after about a year of playing hide the salami)

It was epic.

*saw plenty of the reverse situation too, over the years*

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM (mD/uy)

174 Could lead to a lot of knit picking

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"Knit" picking?

Sir you had better start to tow the line.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (VxC1e)

175 I'm afraid he'd send me to the Purly Gates...
Posted by: Miley

If it gets too warped, ain't nothing weft

Posted by: Miklos, cross-stitching comments at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

176 And a seamless transition from leg jokes to knitting puns.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (IDhUW)

177 $10.95 month.

And I get my money's worth.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:40 PM (aA3+G)


The "free" Pandora ads are beginning to get to me, I may have to give in and pay.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (hOUT3)

178 174 Could lead to a lot of knit picking

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"Knit" picking?

Sir you had better start to tow the line.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (VxC1e)

Here, here.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (DTX3h)

179 It's a doggy dog world, after all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:43 PM (VxC1e)

180 There is not a single chance in hell that I would donate money for a present for my boss. Especially in that kind of work where they make several times what I do and get sweet bennies.

Reminds me of the boss that was angry at me for not buying my lunch at the grocery store I worked at.

Dude. Even if I wanted microwaved crap, I'm not gonna give you back my paycheck. Dimwit.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:43 PM (KZzsI)

181 If it gets too warped, ain't nothing weft

Posted by: Miklos, cross-stitching comments at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

Don't weave perversion into this!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:43 PM (Mzdiz)

182 $10.95 month.

And I get my money's worth.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:40 PM (aA3+G)

Hmmmm...

A couple buck a month difference. The thing is I've amassed such a library of liked video/songs, it would be a chore to recreate it. Especially the music videos that exist on YouTube.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:43 PM (BgMrQ)

183 Commissar Hrothgar

We were led to believe our family history was pretty exciting. Indians, scallawags, Catholics, Lutherans, and Baptists.

But we had to go back to the 1700s for something non-boring.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (u82oZ)

184 And I have no interest in a poutine burger.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (KZzsI)

185 Sir you had better start to tow the line.
Posted by: Cicero

I could care less.

Posted by: Miklos, unconcerned at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (QzkSJ)

186 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://twitter.com/kbdabear/media

*scroll down

Posted by: kbdabear at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (qAR6u)

187 DNA testing: My son got one and announced. "Dad I'm 70% British Isles, 30% European."
Me: "Looks like you need to stop calling me dad."

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (r1z5A)

188 Doing an office Christmas exchange and including the boss is fine. But yeah, I agree with that guy that expecting all of the subordinates to chip in to buy the boss an expensive gift is bullshit.

Posted by: Dworkin Barimen - anarcho-tyranny? you're soaking in it! at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (vPAxF)

189 Hey there, Mis Hum. Thanks for the ONT! Awesome joke :-)

Posted by: Doof at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (mZUr4)

190 The "free" Pandora ads are beginning to get to me, I may have to give in and pay.
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:42 PM (hOUT3)

Still beats whats on your radio dial

I normally start the day off with an hour or 2 of Pandora. Then it's usually Spotify until bedtime. Once in awhile we might watch TV.

Since we cut the cord TV is a thing of the past for the most part.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

191 while attempting to use smoke to get rid of a snake infestation.

Plumbers will throw moth balls under a house to clear their area from possible snakes.

Wonder if that would work on squirrels?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (FFsBN)

192 I got ahold of TeeJ. He finished his last gig of the year, to acclaim yesterday.

He says to contact him directly. He has some issues with most of the commenters. Well, some of us do as well. I'm over it.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM (u82oZ)

I miss Teej. Say howdy for me, if you would Salty...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM (BgMrQ)

193 ..."he" should be "she". No gender confusion here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM



And...Noted!

Sry.

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM (f4kZ4)

194 Gosh, who'd I piss off now NyCly?

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM (qpolg)

195 Wonder if that would work on squirrels?

Mom used to use them to drive away stuff that was nibbling on her plants. It should work but it might take so much you camphor the whole house.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM (KZzsI)

196 But we had to go back to the 1700s for something non-boring.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (u82oZ)


Does Edward Teach ring a bell?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM (hOUT3)

197 Don't weave perversion into this!
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

I am only aiming for a 1000 comment thread count.

Posted by: Miklos, unindicted if not entirely innocent at December 04, 2021 10:46 PM (QzkSJ)

198 I've asked Publius for the gift of music this year. That means getting all of our various equipment hooked up, and probably a certain amount of hole drilling and headaches.

He probably wishes I'd asked for a diamond tennis bracelet.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:46 PM (Mzdiz)

199 by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:41 PM
~~~
Thanks NaCly! I appreciate you making the effort.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (IDhUW)

200 I used to put moth balls around the base of the raised beds to keep critters out of the tomatoes.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (qpolg)

201 So, there's a new Dracula movie coming out, this time focused on Renfield (the name of the movie). Dracula is being played by.... Nicholas Cage.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (KZzsI)

202 Yarn puns.

I got knot-in.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (u82oZ)

203 110 I went to Sam's Club this midafternoon. Why then? Because I'm a dumbass.

I weep for civilization lost.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 04, 2021 10:28 PM (4I/2K)


I don't have a membership, but I drove into their parking lot to turn around on a Saturday afternoon. Big mistake.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

204 Dat burger! Feed me for a week. But, fed well.

Zappa Christmas video - really helps us get in the Spirit!!

...fishing is far more important than just what you catch...
Can't I just catch some supper without being drawn into some weird religion?

Puddles - no, thanks
Jingle Bell Rock - sure

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by Yarn. - I suggest this for the "Pants" link on the book thread.
And here we are.

Posted by: mindful webworker - buttered latte thin neverr at December 04, 2021 10:48 PM (GxM4+)

205 Wait, Teej flounced. I missed that one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:48 PM (kTF2Z)

206 I am only aiming for a 1000 comment thread count.

Posted by: Miklos, unindicted if not entirely innocent at December 04, 2021 10:46 PM (QzkSJ)

Two words - geezer sheets.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:48 PM (Mzdiz)

207 I've asked Publius for the gift of music this year. That means getting all of our various equipment hooked up, and probably a certain amount of hole drilling and headaches.

He's putting in coax cable over the whole 40 acres?

Posted by: Miklos, impressed at December 04, 2021 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

208 @201: "Dracula is being played by.... Nicholas Cage."

Uncle Coppola's 1992 Dracula film might warrant a rewatch!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (+WWsf)

209 Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:44 PM (aA3+G)

Funny thing, I am already paying J Bozos money for prime, and the amazong music is the most effed up service I have ever tried!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)

210 200 I used to put moth balls around the base of the raised beds to keep critters out of the tomatoes.
Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:47 PM (qpolg)

As a warning???

You and Ben Had are pretty handy with a knife I see.

How do you hold the little bastards down?

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (BgMrQ)

211 I don't have a membership,

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Well, they have standards.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (VxC1e)

212 Whenever I think of the instructions for the knit stitch:
"Stab it, strangle it, scoop out its guts and throw it over the cliff", I think of the Horde.
Not sure why...

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (bJKUl)

213 Infide

You're good. No worries, mate.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (u82oZ)

214 geezer sheets.


I do

Like...now

Posted by: Preznit Joey B. at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (QzkSJ)

215 Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:45 PM

No worries. Thanks for acknowledging my entrances.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:50 PM (IDhUW)

216 browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard

Do not, repeat, do not get on the kitchen table.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:50 PM (u82oZ)

217 Grandkids just left after decorating our Christmas tree. This year they grouped the small red jingle bells in sets of three and pronounced them cherries. Kind of a joke since we have cherry trees and the property is part of an original cherry orchard from the mid 1890s. Along a driveway with a neighbor there are a couple of the original trees. They are huge around and still produce flowers but no fruit.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 04, 2021 10:50 PM (aghXp)

218 That last pic looks like *Hunter* Biden's afghan disaster.

Posted by: Half Dozen at December 04, 2021 10:50 PM (dJs6r)

219 Wait, Teej flounced. I missed that one.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:48 PM (kTF2Z)

Me too, but then, I'm not here as often as I used to be.

It's time for more Hallmark Christmas. I need decoration ideas. If I were to go shopping at Balsam Hill, I could drop 10 grand in a few hours.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:51 PM (Mzdiz)

220 No worries. Thanks for acknowledging my entrances.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Wait for the show-stopper exit!

Posted by: Miklos "Busby" Berkeley at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM (QzkSJ)

221

My new truck came with Sirius XM built in -- first three (3) months free... I didn't sign up, and every other day I get an exhortation in the mail, or an email from them...

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM (f4kZ4)

222 Duke Lowell

If you ever get near Manhattan, let me know. We can have an informal tiny MoMeet. And welcome un advance to Missouri.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM (u82oZ)

223 browndog, if I catch them, they die.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM (qpolg)

224 Thank you, Cicero! Yes, I'm an 'ette.
My childhood nickname- also 'salt' in Latin.
Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:38 PM (bJKUl)

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Lot's wife was named salt.

I think.

Maybe it was Pilar. Pilar O. Salt.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM (VxC1e)

225 How you doing Infidel? Lil dude scored a goal today!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM (/UQ/R)

226 My new truck came with Sirius XM built in



I think we all know who the 1 Percenters are around here

Posted by: Miklos, poor but proud at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM (QzkSJ)

227 Funny thing, I am already paying J Bozos money for prime, and the amazong music is the most effed up service I have ever tried!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ Lie back and think of the sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 10:49 PM (hOUT3)

This January I'll be cancelling Prime, after about 12 years. It comes in handy for some things (like matching wool rugs in various sizes that are impossible to find in stores), but I've got to cut the cord.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:54 PM (Mzdiz)

228 If you ever get near Manhattan, let me know. We can have an informal tiny MoMeet. And welcome un advance to Missouri.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM (u82oZ)

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That would be an honor. Thank you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:54 PM (kTF2Z)

229 My new truck came with Sirius XM built in -- first three (3) months free... I didn't sign up, and every other day I get an exhortation in the mail, or an email from them...
Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM (f4kZ4)

Same here.

I used it for a day or so...I was not impressed. I'm even less impressed with the snail mail offerings and the email inundation.

I appreciate my own curated lists.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (BgMrQ)

230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

231 226 My new truck came with Sirius XM built in

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Six month free introductory subscription FTW!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (VxC1e)

232 "It's great, new snow on the ground, warm, sunny day, 28 degrees outside!" (we'd had more than a few days of zero and below before that.)

Looking back, my ex BiL probably thought I was nuts.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 10:33 PM (2SdPm)


In Michigan a sunny day during winter is something to be celebrated.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (+lVUW)

233 I think we all know who the 1 Percenters are around here

Posted by: Miklos, poor but proud at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM (QzkSJ)

No new vehicles for us. Don't want the damned spyware and bells and whistles.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (Mzdiz)

234
It's time for more Hallmark Christmas. I need decoration ideas.
~~~
I have a mix of large colored lights and icicle lights in the front window. I'm pleased with the results.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (IDhUW)

235 I think we all know who the 1 Percenters are around here

Posted by: Miklos, poor but proud at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM



It's my compensation for having to drive a bloody minivan about for over a dozen years!

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (f4kZ4)

236 No new vehicles for us. Don't want the damned spyware and bells and whistles.
Posted by: Miley

Seriously. I think we'll run the vehicles we have into the dirt.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (mD/uy)

237 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

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Dear France,

I notice that this letter is not written in German. You're welcome. Also, fuck you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (kTF2Z)

238 Well, good night, good Hordelings!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (Mzdiz)

239 How you doing Infidel? Lil dude scored a goal today!
Posted by: westminsterdogshow

Burned out. Trying to get in the holiday mood.

Good job lil dude!

How are you!

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:56 PM (qpolg)

240 230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

...and you paid it?!?!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (BgMrQ)

241 Cut snowflakes with the kids and tape em to the window

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (KZzsI)

242 230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

Le Blow Me

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (aA3+G)

243 No new vehicles for us. Don't want the damned spyware and bells and whistles.
Posted by: Miley

I think you have enough motorized equipment already to build three or five vehicles Of Ingenious Design

Posted by: Miklos, street legal too probably at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (QzkSJ)

244 My new truck came with Sirius XM built in -- first three (3) months free... I didn't sign up, and every other day I get an exhortation in the mail, or an email from them...

After seven years of refusal, I only hear from them infrequently - generally when I get my car maintained.

Do not give them your credit card number - trying to cancel Sirius XM is apparently so obnoxious that people suggest that you simply cancel your credit card and get a new one, rather than deal with Sirius XM.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (I2/tG)

245 Kind of like why a boss shouldn't date an employee. Unbalanced power relationship. They might feel the need to go out with you just because they fear getting fired if they don't.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler


Actually, f**king the person in charge can be great for your career. Giving him blow jobs is even better.

Posted by: Kamalal at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (+lVUW)

246 AmericanKestrel gave him a very brief look, and shook her head. There was movement under the table, a small fleshy kind of noise and the drunk suddenly bent forward, colour draining from his face. Probably only he and the Horde heard AmericanKestrel purr: 'What is sticking in your foot is a Mitzy "Pretty Lucretia" four-inch heel, the most dangerous footwear in the world. Considered as pounds per square inch, it's like being trodden on by a very pointy elephant. Now, I know what you're thinking: you're thinking, "Could she press it all the way through to the floor?" And, you know, I'm not sure about that myself. The sole of your boot might give me a bit of trouble, but nothing else will. But that's not the worrying part. The worrying part is that I was forced practically at knifepoint to take ballet lessons as a child, which means I can kick like a mule; you are sitting in front of me; and I have another shoe . Good, I can see you have worked that out. I'm going to withdraw the heel now.'

There was a small 'pop' from under the table. With great care the man stood up, turned and, without a backward glance, lurched unsteadily away.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (u82oZ)

247 Could lead to a lot of knit picking

Posted by: GlobalMiklosCorp, Assistant Regional Sales Manger at December 04, 2021 10:37 PM (QzkSJ)

I'm afraid he'd send me to the Purly Gates...


Those are rod iron gates.

Posted by: Reuben Hick at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (cMlfp)

248 235 I think we all know who the 1 Percenters are around here
Posted by: Miklos, poor but proud at December 04, 2021 10:53 PM

I figured that this new car could be my last if "things" don't go well.

So I treated myself #canttakeitwithyou

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:59 PM (BgMrQ)

249 Good night Miley

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 10:59 PM (IDhUW)

250 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems

A week or so ago I got a notice from Union City TN for speeding. Camera cam got me on the way home from the MoMe. Bastids.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:59 PM (mD/uy)

251 Actually, f**king the person in charge can be great for your career. Giving him blow jobs is even better.

You just have to know when to kick him to the curb when he is no longer useful to you.

Posted by: Kamala! at December 04, 2021 11:00 PM (I2/tG)

252 Do not give them your credit card number - trying to cancel Sirius XM is apparently so obnoxious that people suggest that you simply cancel your credit card and get a new one, rather than deal with Sirius XM.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (I2/tG)

Close.

I had to repeatedly tell them. "I don't fucking want your service anymore".

She couldn't take F off for an answer.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 11:00 PM (aA3+G)

253 They were passing the envelope for this supervisor that was universally disliked who was moving to another town.
It came back empty. Manager salted it with $20 bill and had it passed around again. Came back empty.

Posted by: Senor Coffee at December 04, 2021 11:00 PM (iSbhf)

254
Best of Breed and Hound Group 2 at today's Conroe KC show. Not a good show site. The RV parking is a quarter of a mile away from the rings, so I drove Her Majesty and Lila from the rig up there. A butler's life is not a happy one

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2021 11:00 PM (/U27+)

255 Seriously. I think we'll run the vehicles we have into the dirt.
Posted by: Tonepete

When I had mine in the shop last year for an oil change, I asked that they give it a good once over. It is the last vehicle I was going to buy. I bought it used.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:01 PM (qpolg)

256 {{{westminsterdogshow}}}

That dance is still golden in memory. Yet another thing to be thankful for.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 11:01 PM (u82oZ)

257 Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (u82oZ)

lol, how I strutted in on those heels without falling I will never know.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:02 PM (IDhUW)

258 Harumpf!

Posted by: Codwallington Faggabeefy III at December 04, 2021 11:02 PM (QU5/8)

259 There was a small 'pop' from under the table. With great care the man stood up, turned and, without a backward glance, lurched unsteadily away.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:58 PM (u82oZ)

***wide eyes***

OK then...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 11:02 PM (BgMrQ)

260 Cut snowflakes with the kids and tape em to the window
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

I still have the 'turkeys' drawn in the shape of a hand hanging on the fridge.

It even has elbow macaroni glued to it.

This is no chickenshit outfit I'm running here!

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 11:02 PM (mD/uy)

261 Canceling Amazon Prime takes like 5 steps. Are you sure? Here's what Prime gives you! All your friends have it! Prime is a great deal! You want a prime credit card? FINE SURE, YOU DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!!!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (KZzsI)

262 lol, how I strutted in on those heels without falling I will never know.

Gyroscopic soles?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (SchxB)

263 ...Don't want the damned spyware and bells and whistles.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM



I got the base Toyota Tacoma experience with four-wheel drive -- the option with my preferred manual transmission would have cost several thousand more! I *think* I've disabled the telemetry by simply pulling the fuse for the transmitter...

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (f4kZ4)

264 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2021 11:00 PM (/U27+)

So you returned to pick her up?

Things could have been worse IYKWIM

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (aA3+G)

265 She couldn't take F off for an answer.

Given the stories, I'm sure that the Sirius XM phone people work on reverse commission - a high base salary that gets reduced every time you let someone cancel.

Posted by: Kamala! at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (I2/tG)

266 I figured that this new car could be my last if "things" don't go well.

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Do you have any idea how big the hole has to be for one of those things?

PRO-TIP: Pre-pay the backhoe service company.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (VxC1e)

267 Harumpf!
Posted by: Codwallington Faggabeefy III

Coddy old chap!

Posted by: Throck "Buffy" Buckmorton IV at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

268
At this peaceful and holy time of year I greet everyone of whatever race, color or creed with a heartfelt "Go to hell".

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 04, 2021 11:04 PM (/U27+)

269 The movie thread got me to read about Joel Schumacher who I'll be honest, I hadn't thought about pretty much ever.

He was apparently very, very gay - he claimed he had sex with 10K or more men and was of course molested as a boy.

He was accused of making Batman gay...which he denied, though George Clooney, of all people, admitted Schumacer told him to play the character as gay.

And the only film he made that had any real impact was The Lost Boys...which is a very gay take on a vampire turning a group of boys gay, sorry, vampiric. Quite a metaphor...and very very gay.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:04 PM (ESjRY)

270 Canceling Amazon Prime takes like 5 steps. Are you sure? Here's what Prime gives you! All your friends have it! Prime is a great deal! You want a prime credit card? FINE SURE, YOU DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY!!!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (KZzsI)

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Nobody has ever cancelled Amazon Prime.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:05 PM (VxC1e)

271 At this peaceful and holy time of year I greet everyone of whatever race, color or creed with a heartfelt "Go to hell".
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

I read that in Slim Pickens's voice.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 11:05 PM (mD/uy)

272 Do you have any idea how big the hole has to be for one of those things?

PRO-TIP: Pre-pay the backhoe service company.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:03 PM (VxC1e)

***snort***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 11:05 PM (BgMrQ)

273 Nobody has ever cancelled Amazon Prime.
Posted by: Cicero

You can cancel for $9.95/mo

Posted by: Miklos at the Bangalore Call Centre at December 04, 2021 11:06 PM (QzkSJ)

274 Nobody has ever cancelled Amazon Prime.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:05 PM (VxC1e)

Ahhh, Hotel California...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 11:06 PM (BgMrQ)

275 At this peaceful and holy time of year I greet everyone of whatever race, color or creed with a heartfelt "Go to hell".
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

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SgtMaj Plumley, is that you?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:06 PM (kTF2Z)

276 Gyroscopic soles?
~~~
All shoes should have this!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:06 PM (IDhUW)

277 And the only film he made that had any real impact was The Lost Boys...which is a very gay take on a vampire turning a group of boys gay, sorry, vampiric. Quite a metaphor...and very very gay.

"One thing about living in santa carla I never could stomach... all the damn homos"
--Grandpa

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 11:07 PM (KZzsI)

278 Have a great night, everyone.

May you find bliss.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 11:07 PM (u82oZ)

279 Evening.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:08 PM (ZuEiM)

280 I'm not red bliss, but I could be your tater.

Posted by: Brian Stelter at December 04, 2021 11:08 PM (ESjRY)

281 Evening.
Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:08 PM (ZuEiM)

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Lucky guess, professor.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:09 PM (VxC1e)

282 May you find bliss.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 11:07 PM (u82oZ)

NO U!

Posted by: Robert, needlessly aggro at December 04, 2021 11:09 PM (ZuEiM)

283 8 I rate the joke: 5.0
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (VxC1e)

I rate it a 95,000!

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - says FU at December 04, 2021 11:09 PM (hlxe7)

284 Lucky guess, professor.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:09 PM (VxC1e)

It helps that it's dark outside.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:10 PM (ZuEiM)

285 May you find bliss.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Ft. Bliss?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking there's better at December 04, 2021 11:10 PM (QzkSJ)

286 Salty.....love you my dear!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 04, 2021 11:10 PM (/UQ/R)

287 14 The only thing creepier than those Santas is Mr. Yarn.
Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (5iUNf)

The cowbell clown little drummer boy was really creepy to me.

Posted by: Bonnie Blue - says FU at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (hlxe7)

288 Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:04 PM (ESjRY)

Lost Boys was about making gay vampires? That apparently went way way over my head. Especially with Jamie Gertz.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (iXJM1)

289 This that will get you fired as a doctor in OZ:

Accidentally amputating a leg? No.

Refusing to take an experimental gene therapy? Yes.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (ESjRY)

290 240 230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

...and you paid it?!?!
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (BgMrQ)


Yeah, what are they going to do if you don't pay, extradite you?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

291 Relax said the amazon rep, we are programmed to receive.
You can cancel anytime you like, but you can never leave.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (kTF2Z)

292 Good night NaCly

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (IDhUW)

293 Evening, ONT'ers, and thank you, MisHum!

Went to the big Phoenix gun show today. Got a bunch of things I needed, had a brief chat with Joe Arpaio, and bought a crusty old "parts" revolver for $75. It is an FIE model E15, .22LR, single action only. I messed with it for a couple of hours after getting back to the house, and I am now pretty confident it will shoot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (P3gRi)

294 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

295 Yeah, what are they going to do if you don't pay, extradite you?
Posted by: nerdygirl

You have to have the vaxx to enter France.

Posted by: Miklos, ze probleme she ees unsol-ved at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (QzkSJ)

296 May you find bliss.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 11:07 PM (u82oZ)


So I guess I've been doing it all wrong, because it sure has not been finding me!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (hOUT3)

297 Relax said the amazon rep, we are programmed to receive.
You can cancel anytime you like, but you can never leave.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (kTF2Z)

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Watch for the letter from my lawyer.

Posted by: Glenn Frey at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (VxC1e)

298 Lost Boys was about making gay vampires? That apparently went way way over my head. Especially with Jamie Gertz.

I only vaguely recall that a number of girls I knew liked the movie because all of the pretty boys in it. But...looking back it was definitely playing with the vampire = gay theme. Which is certainly not new.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (ESjRY)

299 I messed with it for a couple of hours after getting back to the house, and I am now pretty confident it will shoot.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Idiot.

Let me hold that

Posted by: A. Baldwin at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (QzkSJ)

300 A week or so ago I got a notice from Union City TN for speeding. Camera cam got me on the way home from the MoMe. Bastids.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:59 PM (mD/uy)


I got a red light camera ticket in N.O. while driving my Mom' car. I thought about sloughing it off on her but she was in an assisted living facility at the time so...

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (AmoqO)

301 AOP, how is old Joe?

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (qpolg)

302
At this peaceful and holy time of year I greet everyone of whatever race, color or creed with a heartfelt "Go to hell".
~~~
Bah! Humbug!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (IDhUW)

303
Dear France,

I notice that this letter is not written in German. You're welcome. Also, fuck you.
Posted by: Duke Lowell


Shut 'er down!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (3l5Yq)

304 I hear in Russia there is a booming business in fake clot shots - they give you a saline shot and pour the poison down the drain.

I wonder how the various vax passports deal with foreign shot records?

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (ESjRY)

305 And the only film he made that had any real impact was The Lost Boys...which is a very gay take on a vampire turning a group of boys gay, sorry, vampiric. Quite a metaphor...and very very gay.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:04 PM (ESjRY)

Schumacher's Batman couldn't have been gayer if they pierced his batnipples and then 69'd Robin.

Man, I haven't seen The Lost Boys in forever. Like since I was a wee lad. I don't recall it being gay. Then again I didn't recall Interview With The Vampire being gay until I watched it again until a couple of years ago. Holy shit, that was gayer than Zombie's photo essays of Fulsom Street!

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (ZuEiM)

306 294 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

I thought that was just for Net Flix

Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

307 Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (ESjRY)

The head vampire was trying to bed the kid's mom and the older brother was hot for Jamie Gertz. I don't see a gay theme at all.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:16 PM (iXJM1)

308 Measure twice, cut once isn't just for tailors.
Posted by: Epobirs at December 04, 2021 10:13 PM (uNrGf)

Now there is a nic that Ihave not seen in many a moon! Hope you are doing well.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:16 PM (P3gRi)

309 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.
~~~
Simple and elegant. This might be a good solution for me.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:16 PM (IDhUW)

310 Schumacher did Falling Down with Michael Douglas and two John Grisham movies. Also, 8mm with Nicolas Cage. Very eclectic filmography and not everything he did was exceedingly gay. However, he was tangentially connected to the whole Studio 54 scene via Halston, so there's that.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 11:16 PM (+WWsf)

311 I thought that was just for Net Flix
Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids

Works for PornHub too

Posted by: Mis Hum's neighbor's kids at December 04, 2021 11:17 PM (QzkSJ)

312 I thought that was just for Net Flix
Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (aA3+G)

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It works for Disney+ too.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:17 PM (VxC1e)

313 311 I thought that was just for Net Flix
Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids

Works for PornHub too
Posted by: Mis Hum's neighbor's kids at December 04, 2021 11:17 PM (QzkSJ)

***SNORT***

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at December 04, 2021 11:17 PM (aA3+G)

314 Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (ZuEiM

Agree. Interview with a Vampire was overtly gayer than gay.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:17 PM (iXJM1)

315 Then again I didn't recall Interview With The Vampire being gay until I watched it again until a couple of years ago.

Ann Rice is one of those women really, really into male homosexuals. I wonder if she's going to go the Ellen Page route at some point.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:18 PM (ESjRY)

316 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

I thought that was just for Net Flix
~~~
I think it would work. Just have to watch adress and payment method when placing an order.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:18 PM (IDhUW)

317 222 Duke Lowell

If you ever get near Manhattan, let me know. We can have an informal tiny MoMeet. And welcome un advance to Missouri.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at December 04, 2021 10:52 PM


Hi NaCly!

If you ever find yourself short a Moron for a miniMoMe, then give me a shout!

I currently have a kid in Lawrence, a kid in KC, and a nephew in Manhattan.

A short roadtrip to see Morons and family would definitely be a welcome diversion from some of my current drudgery.

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at December 04, 2021 11:18 PM (tkyK5)

318 Okay, I may have to order a copy of The Lost Boys.

No homo.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:19 PM (ZuEiM)

319 Posted by: Glenn Frey at December 04, 2021 11:13 PM (VxC1e)

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Well, you're dead so...

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:19 PM (kTF2Z)

320 though George Clooney, of all people, admitted Schumacer told him to play the character as gay.


It would be so difficult for clooney to play a character as gay.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:19 PM (FFsBN)

321 use someone else's Amazon Prime account
I thought that was just for Net Flix
Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids

Geez, that's what mom does.

Posted by: Infidel 's kids at December 04, 2021 11:19 PM (qpolg)

322 Agree. Interview with a Vampire was overtly gayer than gay.

Wish someone would have told me that. I mean that does explain all those guys showering with me after shooting was over though now that I think about it.

Posted by: Tom Cruise at December 04, 2021 11:19 PM (ESjRY)

323 I want to give props to EWF, whose music has provided the accompaniment to my time-passing with a number of wonderful, lovely ladies.

Thanks, guys!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:20 PM (2ABQr)

324 306 294 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

I thought that was just for Net Flix
Posted by: Mis Hum's Kids at December 04, 2021 11:15 PM (aA3+G)


That, too. I also use someone else's Hulu and Disney Plus through a Roku and flat screen someone gave me as a gift. Would never think of paying money for those.

I rarely pay for most of the entertainment I get.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:20 PM (vuisn)

325 Ann Rice is one of those women really, really into male homosexuals. I wonder if she's going to go the Ellen Page route at some point.
Posted by: 18-1 at December 04, 2021 11:18 PM (ESjRY)

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Mrs. Cicero has a female friend who's obsessed with gay males. I refuse to hang out with them in West Hollywood bars but that's her thing. To each his/her own, but I don't get it at all.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:21 PM (VxC1e)

326
Idiot.

Let me hold that
Posted by: A. Baldwin

Everybody duck!!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (IDhUW)

327

The lovely and long-suffering Mrs Z is subscribed to every streaming service in the galaxy!

Posted by: Zettai at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (f4kZ4)

328
It would be so difficult for clooney to play a character as gay.


Ok, fine smart alec. I do have the hots for a guy...and please don't tell me wife.

But you see that guy is...me. Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me so hard

Posted by: George Clooney at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (ESjRY)

329 I'm surprised the Church of Scientology allowed Cruise to play that part. He must be a bigger shot caller in the Church than I thought.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (iXJM1)

330 Curtis Mayfield, too.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (2ABQr)

331 Only here would you find that everyone knows the words to My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins

Along with the poems from Rudyard Kipling, Yeats and Shelley...I could recite the following:

"Arethusa arose
From her couch of snows
In the Acroceraunian mountains,---"

And the Horde would know instantly what movie this was quoted in...

It's an amazing place, this is, of like-minded souls....

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (5iUNf)

332 Remove fries. Add onion.

Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (csEWM)

333 Posted by: Pillage Idiot at December 04, 2021 11:18 PM (tkyK5)

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My oldest son is at KU in Lawrence

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (kTF2Z)

334 290 240 230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 10:55 PM (AmoqO)

...and you paid it?!?!
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (BgMrQ)

Yeah, what are they going to do if you don't pay, extradite you?

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (+lVUW)


The bill comes through from Hertz, or from whomever you rent from. They have stroke, especially if you want to rent again there.

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:23 PM (AmoqO)

335 Weird thing is, most gay dudes kinda hate chicks. For the obvious reasons

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:23 PM (2ABQr)

336 I only vaguely recall that a number of girls I knew liked the movie because all of the pretty boys in it. But...looking back it was definitely playing with the vampire = gay theme. Which is certainly not new.

Both get liquid protein by sucking on something, so it's not like it's a huge stretch.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 11:24 PM (SchxB)

337 The fries go next to the burger, silly

Posted by: San Franpsycho at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (EZebt)


*nods* Not only that, but it would take me 3 sittings to eat all that burger. Some of the fries. And a portion of the bun. Carbs, ya know.

*sad eyes*

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 04, 2021 11:24 PM (F0YaR)

338 Is that crochet thing from the 70's?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:24 PM (csEWM)

339 >>>But you see that guy is...me. Would you fuck me? I'd fuck me. I'd fuck me so hard
Posted by: George Clooney at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM (ESjRY)
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No Gerorge I wouldn't fuck you you've fucked yourself so many times there's no there there.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:24 PM (FFsBN)

340 I despise fag hags. Actual gays are fare more tolerable than those wretched, insufferable cat ladies who adore the gays.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2021 11:25 PM (QU5/8)

341 What was the movie where Clooney builds that dildo machine?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:25 PM (2ABQr)

342 I had a medium well burger with lettuce, american cheese, onion, mayo and ketchup today. Along with a big side of cheesy bacon tater tots.

It was good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (csEWM)

343 Lots of fag hags out there.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (iXJM1)

344 What's up with Curtis Mayfield?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (FFsBN)

345 What was the movie where Clooney builds that dildo machine?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:25 PM (2ABQr)

----------

The Wizard of Sybian?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (VxC1e)

346 Actual gays are fare more tolerable than those wretched, insufferable cat ladies who adore the gays.

This is about me isn't it?

I swear Anderson Cooper ass is just to die for!

Posted by: Kathy Griffin at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (ESjRY)

347 Only here would you find that everyone knows the words to My Fair Lady, Wizard of Oz and Mary Poppins

Along with the poems from Rudyard Kipling, Yeats and Shelley...I could recite the following:

Posted by: Boswell

. . . . And Animal House, Life of Brian, and can quote from Dante's Divine Comedy and Princess Bride. "There once was a man from Nantucket. . . " is on our radar too.

This makes me smile and scares the hell out of me at the same time.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (mD/uy)

348 341 What was the movie where Clooney builds that dildo machine?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:25 PM (2ABQr)

*goes to IMDB*

Posted by: Shep! at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (csEWM)

349 There is not one Clooney movie I have liked.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (iXJM1)

350 324 306 294 The simple solution is just to use someone else's Amazon Prime account.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:12 PM (vuisn)

I also use someone else's Hulu and Disney Plus through a Roku and flat screen someone gave me as a gift. Would never think of paying money for those.

I rarely pay for most of the entertainment I get.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:20 PM (vuisn)

And if you lived in San Fran, you'd never have to pay for anything at a retail store again. So long as you steal, er, take no more than $950 worth at a time.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (1gif2)

351 Burn After Reading.

The fuck chair.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (QU5/8)

352 What's up with Curtis Mayfield?
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (FFsBN)

I don't know. I assume if he's alive, he's still crushing it, though.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (2ABQr)

353 348 341 What was the movie where Clooney builds that dildo machine?
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:25 PM (2ABQr)

*goes to IMDB*

Posted by: Shep! at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (csEWM)


"Burn After Reading"

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (AmoqO)

354 I despise fag hags. Actual gays are fare more tolerable than those wretched, insufferable cat ladies who adore the gays.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

They are not!!
-- Bette Midler

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (mD/uy)

355 I think some women think that the gay guys are some sort of Man Whisperer who will let them in on the secret. Give them some sort of leg up in dating.

The sad part: they see into the mind of Gay Dudes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (csEWM)

356 There is not one Clooney movie I have liked.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (iXJM1)

--------

Oceans Eleven was good except for some enormous plot holes.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (VxC1e)

357 Yeah, Burn After Reading.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:29 PM (2ABQr)

358 349 There is not one Clooney movie I have liked.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (iXJM1)

I liked Ocean's 11. I'll admit it even if it was full of douche canoes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:29 PM (csEWM)

359 What was the movie where Clooney builds that dildo machine? .

George Clooney and the Dildo Factory

Charlie just won the golden ticket...but little did she know she was about to be in for the ride of her life!

Posted by: Obligatory at December 04, 2021 11:29 PM (ESjRY)

360 My oldest son is at KU in Lawrence

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 11:22 PM


Mine too! (Junior, this year.)

I see I missed NaCly. I just recently hopped into the comments.

I did not see what prompted his offer of a miniMoMe. Are you coming to NE Kansas from far away?

Posted by: Pillage Idiot at December 04, 2021 11:30 PM (tkyK5)

361 Man Whisperer who will let them in on the secret. Give them some sort of leg up in dating.

Let men know you'll put out on the first date and...you'll get a first date? I mean the "gay secret" isn't much of a secret.

Posted by: Obligatory at December 04, 2021 11:30 PM (ESjRY)

362 It was good.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Geez, now I want a sonic garlic bacon burger.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:31 PM (qpolg)

363 The lovely and long-suffering Mrs Z is subscribed to every streaming service in the galaxy!
Posted by: Zettai

Cool.

I don't get half the jokes on the shows from Zeta Reticuli

Posted by: Ancient Miklosian Alien Theorists say YES at December 04, 2021 11:31 PM (QzkSJ)

364 I watched the original Oceans Eleven so didn't bother watching the remake . Could have been a Clooney movie I liked. Alas I will never know.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:32 PM (iXJM1)

365 AOP, how is old Joe?
Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:14 PM (qpolg)

Seems pretty good. He is running for Mayor of Fountain Hills, and is selling pink souvenir skivvies to raise mony.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:32 PM (P3gRi)

366 Let men know you'll put out on the first date and...you'll get a first date? I mean the "gay secret" isn't much of a secret.
Posted by: Obligatory at December 04, 2021 11:30 PM (ESjRY)

Yeah, exactly. What I mean, my guess is that they think it will let them in on the thinking of straight men.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:32 PM (csEWM)

367 Was it Schumacher who had the parties where they would pass around boys like party favors, including the two Coreys?

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 11:32 PM (0hbQ6)

368
This makes me smile and scares the hell out of me at the same time.

~~~

I agree, the Horde is pretty amazing.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:32 PM (IDhUW)

369 Oceans Eleven was good except for some enormous plot holes.
Posted by: Cicero

I could plug those

Posted by: Fredo Cuomo, with "time" on his hands at December 04, 2021 11:33 PM (QzkSJ)

370 355 I think some women think that the gay guys are some sort of Man Whisperer who will let them in on the secret. Give them some sort of leg up in dating.

The sad part: they see into the mind of Gay Dudes.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:28 PM (csEWM)

Notice how almost none of these chicks are attractive. Theory: it's the only chance they have of hanging out with "hot" guys as no decent-looking straight dude would be seen dead with them.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 11:33 PM (1gif2)

371 There is not one Clooney movie I have liked.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:27 PM (iXJM1)


I don't consider it a "Clooney Movie" but I enjoyed "O' Brother Where Art Thou".

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:33 PM (AmoqO)

372 "There is not one Clooney movie I have liked."


O Brother Where The Fuck Are You?

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 11:34 PM (0hbQ6)

373 Actual gays are fare more tolerable than those wretched, insufferable cat ladies who adore the gays.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

They are not!!
-- Bette Midler
Posted by: Tonypete

Bear v. cat fight!

Posted by: Miklos, just getting comfortable at December 04, 2021 11:35 PM (QzkSJ)

374 What's up with Curtis Mayfield?
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (FFsBN)

IIRC, he died tragically young. A great talent.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:35 PM (P3gRi)

375 My theory is a gay guy is just a woman that the other woman doesn't have to compete with and can still do all the stuff women like to do.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (iXJM1)

376 >>> 372 "There is not one Clooney movie I have liked."


O Brother Where The Fuck Are You?
Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 11:34 PM (0hbQ6)

Wasn't that the Q. Tarantino / S. Jackson remake?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (llON8)

377 Seems pretty good. He is running for Mayor of Fountain Hills, and is selling pink souvenir skivvies to raise mony.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Lol. He's a character. Pink uni's, tents in the desert and green bologna sammies.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (qpolg)

378 his makes me smile and scares the hell out of me at the same time.
Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (mD/uy)

Indeed Tonypete, we're betwixt and between the knowledge of our forefathers and folly of our youth...which is rather fine or frightening, depending on what we wish to remember upon in any given the moment.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (5iUNf)

379 @329: "I'm surprised the Church of Scientology allowed Cruise to play that part. He must be a bigger shot caller in the Church than I thought."

I think Rice was explicitly anti-(former)-Catholic at that point in her life, so there was probably some useful crossover there for the Scientologists.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 11:37 PM (+WWsf)

380 Bear v. cat fight!
~~~
My money is on the bear to win this one.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:37 PM (IDhUW)

381
The bill comes through from Hertz, or from whomever you rent from. They have stroke, especially if you want to rent again there.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:23 PM (AmoqO)

Well fuck me running...

That's dirty pool!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 11:37 PM (BgMrQ)

382
I think some women think that the gay guys are some sort of Man Whisperer who will let them in on the secret.
------

That's retarded. These chicks all have moms. It's not like they hatched from eggs. Mom can tell them, and so can I ...

I can say it with a whisper or a shout... If you lay it on a mofo and then cook breakfast... you'll probably land him. If you have to get him drunk, then put Alka-seltzer in the OJ at breakfast. All will be forgiven.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:38 PM (2ABQr)

383 375 My theory is a gay guy is just a woman that the other woman doesn't have to compete with and can still do all the stuff women like to do.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (iXJM1)

Who she does not have to hate. Huh. I'll buy that too. Even a combination of theories is probably too simple even if we set up a string diagram.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:38 PM (csEWM)

384 My theory is a gay guy is just a woman that the other woman doesn't have to compete with and can still do all the stuff women like to do.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:36 PM (iXJM1)

Correct assessment.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:39 PM (2ABQr)

385 Nobody has ever cancelled Amazon Prime.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:05 PM


I did*. At the start of this year when they decided they would not carry a certain "anti"-trans book. I don't do business with book-banning book sellers.

(if you are being picky, "did not renew", not "cancel")
But I reduced my amazon purchases from an average of $1000 - $2000 a year to $24.99 (bought Sefton's book))

Posted by: Chuck C at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (EughT)

386 That's retarded. These chicks all have moms. It's not like they hatched from eggs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:38 PM (2ABQr)

You have met people, right? We're all retarded.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (csEWM)

387 Insert inane comment here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (IDhUW)

388 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:38 PM (csEWM)

Yeah the gay guy friend can tell her she's being a bitch and she'll take it as advice. Her girlfriend telling her the same thing and they won't talk for a month .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (iXJM1)

389 then put Alka-seltzer in the OJ at breakfast. All will be forgiven.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

and shot of Valu-Rite vodka

Posted by: Miklos, how you think the girls got me at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (QzkSJ)

390 Man Whisperer? Lolol. Lord save me.

Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (AmoqO)

391 387 Insert inane comment here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (IDhUW)

AK has a good point too, guys.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (csEWM)

392 OMG, the Babylon Bee

Unemployment Rate Among Cuomo Brothers Rises To 100%

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (qpolg)

393 374 What's up with Curtis Mayfield?
Posted by: Braenyard at December 04, 2021 11:26 PM (FFsBN)

IIRC, he died tragically young. A great talent.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:35 PM (P3gRi)

Freddy 's dead...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (BgMrQ)

394 >>> 386 That's retarded. These chicks all have moms. It's not like they hatched from eggs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:38 PM (2ABQr)

You have met people, right? We're all retarded.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (csEWM)

Not us! We Trust The EXPERTS!!

Posted by: Karen #459157126 at December 04, 2021 11:42 PM (llON8)

395 Insert inane comment here.

If I wasn't so lame, I would.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 11:42 PM (SchxB)

396 Insert inane comment here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Inane's the name, the name's Inane.

Posted by: Miklos, responsive to ever-changing demand at December 04, 2021 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

397 My oldest son is at KU in Lawrence
Posted by: Duke Lowell


It's a magical place.

Posted by: mindful webworker - obliquely intruding at December 04, 2021 11:42 PM (GxM4+)

398 Skip the OJ and fizzy stuff. Go straight for the Bloody Mary mix and raw egg. And shot of Valu-Rite vodka.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 11:42 PM (+WWsf)

399 Insert inane comment here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Inane's the name, the name's Inane.


Inane in the membrane?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 11:43 PM (SchxB)

400 My wife likes to joke that she has lots of boyfriends, but they're all gay. (They are, I've met them) She says I should be glad, do I want her to try to talk about fashion styles with me? Nope, nope. Give it all to people who don't want to gnaw their leg off rather than listen to that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2021 11:43 PM (evAgx)

401 You have met people, right? We're all retarded.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (csEWM)

Oh sure, I didn't mean you're retarded. I mean chicks who think that are retarded. A gay dude can't explain why I like chicks any better than I can explain why they want to hammer dudes. It's a mystery.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:44 PM (2ABQr)

402 390 Man Whisperer? Lolol. Lord save me.
Posted by: Javems at December 04, 2021 11:41 PM (AmoqO)

I have found that the most bizarre and inane explanation is often at least partially true.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:44 PM (csEWM)

403 Insert inane comment here.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:40 PM (IDhUW)

AK has a good point too, guys.
~~~
It's about time my inane comments were taken seriously.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:44 PM (IDhUW)

404 I prefer my first date stop me at 2nd base and tell me she'll make it up to me later. Then laugh at my blueballs joke. That's a keeper.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:44 PM (iXJM1)

405 Inane in the membrane?
Posted by: Blanco Basura

Whut?

Posted by: Inane, the bane of membranes at December 04, 2021 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

406 No blah blah blah

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:45 PM (vuisn)

407 404 I prefer my first date stop me at 2nd base and tell me she'll make it up to me later. Then laugh at my blueballs joke. That's a keeper.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:44 PM (iXJM1)

This. It does not make sense. May not be right- it's just true.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:45 PM (csEWM)

408 Along with a big side of cheesy bacon tater tots...
Posted by: Aetius451AD


I said to Milady Jo, "Here's a good one. Cheesy bacon tater tots!"

She said, "Mmm. Is that one of those things you do in the waffle iron."

Posted by: mindful webworker - obliquely intruding at December 04, 2021 11:46 PM (GxM4+)

409 Okay, it's late. I'm tired. I have a load to move in the morning.

Can I get a prayer request?

Would someone pray that I sleep through the night without waking up from either my shoulder hurting or from a giant throbbing erection? Seriously, if it's not one it's the other and they're both really annoying.

Anyway...stay free and keep the faith.

Night!

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:46 PM (ZuEiM)

410 Um, Night Robert.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:47 PM (csEWM)

411 sigh

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:47 PM (K3ZCc)

412 Skip the OJ and fizzy stuff. Go straight for the Bloody Mary mix and raw egg. And shot of Valu-Rite vodka.
~~~
Keep the secrets coming Man Whisperers, I'm taking notes.

*get man drunk in morning*

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:47 PM (IDhUW)

413 ...and you paid it?!?!
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:57 PM (BgMrQ)

Yeah, what are they going to do if you don't pay, extradite you?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (+lVUW)

I have a good friend who laughs about how he can never visit Germany again. He got bailed out on drunk driving charges on the Autobahn, and he caught the next plane for the states.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2021 11:47 PM (evAgx)

414 Okay, it's late. I'm tired. I have a load to move in the morning.

Can I get a prayer request?

--------

Prayer is good but have you tried Ex-Lax?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:48 PM (VxC1e)

415 Evening wood, winter morn.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 11:48 PM (vuisn)

416 Prayers up Robert. Good night.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:48 PM (IDhUW)

417 Oceans Eleven was good except for some enormous plot holes.
Posted by: Cicero


11 and 13, 12 was a shitshow

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:49 PM (K3ZCc)

418 What's wrong c5?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:49 PM (IDhUW)

419 Yeah, what are they going to do if you don't pay, extradite you?
Posted by: nerdygirl at December 04, 2021 11:11 PM (+lVUW)


----------

I heard they fly you back in Economy class. Can you even imagine?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:50 PM (VxC1e)

420 Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 11:46 PM (ZuEiM)

I think you may be sleepwalking and jerking your shoulder out of place IYKWIM.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:50 PM (iXJM1)

421 Hard wood at morning,
Hookers take warning.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:50 PM (csEWM)

422 I have a good friend who laughs about how he can never visit Germany again. He got bailed out on drunk driving charges on the Autobahn, and he caught the next plane for the states.
Posted by: Tom Servo

The vast majority of American men who have visited Germany were in distinct opposition to German law.

Posted by: Miklos, in the relatively Free Zone of America at December 04, 2021 11:50 PM (QzkSJ)

423 I have, or had, thought that if the hq was some sort of ad hoc crime syndicate they would be similar to the ocean's team.


now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (K3ZCc)

424 Robert --
1 - take 3 ibuprofen before bed to maybe prevent the shoulder pain.
2 - empty the tank on that other thing before bed.

Posted by: Doof at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (mZUr4)

425 I have, or had, thought that if the hq was some sort of ad hoc crime syndicate they would be similar to the ocean's team.


now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.
Posted by: confederatefifth

Now you see

Posted by: Betty White, Criminal Mastermind at December 04, 2021 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

426 I have, or had, thought that if the hq was some sort of ad hoc crime syndicate they would be similar to the ocean's team.


now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.
~~~
Hahaha

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:52 PM (IDhUW)

427 now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (K3ZCc)

---------

Bea Arthur was more of a man than Pete Buttglug will ever be.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:52 PM (VxC1e)

428 Robert --
1 - take 3 ibuprofen before bed to maybe prevent the shoulder pain.
2 - empty the tank on that other thing before bed.
Posted by: Doof at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (mZUr4)
---------

That seems like sound medical advice.

Burn the heretic!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 11:52 PM (2SdPm)

429 What's wrong c5?
Posted by: A


that is just my general sentiment these days

I say the same thing before I go to work, eat, or have sex these days.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:53 PM (K3ZCc)

430 I have, or had, thought that if the hq was some sort of ad hoc crime syndicate they would be similar to the ocean's team.


now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (K3ZCc)

King of Thieves ( 2018 movie)

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 11:53 PM (iXJM1)

431 423 I have, or had, thought that if the hq was some sort of ad hoc crime syndicate they would be similar to the ocean's team.

now I have the understanding it would be more golden girls.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:51 PM (K3ZCc)

Eh, we'd all sit around arguing Star Trek and Boobs while AOP came up with a plan.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:53 PM (csEWM)

432 sorry I missed the Fredo thread this afternoon. It's pretty funny to watch CNN pretend they "just found out!" that what we've been saying about Chris Cuomo for years was not only true, but things were even worse than we thought.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 04, 2021 11:53 PM (evAgx)

433 Posted by: Doof

Herr von Doofmeister!

The Collection of All Musics has been found!

It was in a USB drive on the BACK of the computer!!

Hosannas and Thanks!

Posted by: Miklos, absent of mind at December 04, 2021 11:54 PM (QzkSJ)

434 Bea Arthur was more of a man than Pete Buttglug will ever be.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 11:52 PM (VxC1e)

And had milkers that might in fact work, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 04, 2021 11:54 PM (P3gRi)

435 Welll, Robert.

I haven't slept more than four hours in a row in a couple decades

Waking up to a raging hard on next to me would be lovely. Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2021 11:54 PM (U2p+3)

436 but things were even worse than we thought.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Everything is always worse than you think.

Posted by: Miklos, positive minded Eeyore at December 04, 2021 11:55 PM (QzkSJ)

437 if we were doing an ocean's crew, aop would be the guy that runs the tech stuff, the pinch, the chunnel tunnel thing.

qdpsteve would be matt damn

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:56 PM (K3ZCc)

438 It's the same as it was back when there wasn't an overarching federal surveillance state... You'd commit a crime in Indiana, and then just stay out of Indiana, and not commit any more crimes that might get the Illinois cops asking questions about what happened in Indiana. You just woke up in Illinois, put some Alka-seltzer in your OJ, and moved on.

Now it's a whole lame thing. You have to change your name and everything. Sad.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 11:56 PM (2ABQr)

439 Everything is always worse than you think.
Posted by: M


that is waht unimaginative pessimists say

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:56 PM (K3ZCc)

440 that is just my general sentiment these days

I say the same thing before I go to work, eat, or have sex these days.
~~~

And before commenting, I get it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (IDhUW)

441 Herr von Doofmeister!

The Collection of All Musics has been found!

It was in a USB drive on the BACK of the computer!!

Hosannas and Thanks!
Posted by: Miklos, absent of mind at December 04, 2021 11:54 PM (QzkSJ)


Most excellent that you found it! Now you can think of it as a Christmas gift

Posted by: Doof at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (mZUr4)

442 Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.
Posted by: nurse ratched

Hmmm....

Healthy man-type with lederhosen and Bavarian Oom-pah Band

This may not be easy

But won't say impossible

Posted by: Miklos, always happy to be of assistance at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

443 And before commenting, I get it.
Posted by: Amer



indeed you do!

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (K3ZCc)

444 Healthy man-type with lederhosen and Bavarian Oom-pah Band

This may not be easy

But won't say impossible
Posted by: Miklos, always happy to be of assistance at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

Isn't Weird Al starting another tour?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 11:58 PM (csEWM)

445 Cuomo brothers stuff goes to show that some people -- especially Jeff Zucker -- honestly thought Andrew was gonna be president someday. They started media grooming him as soon as Trump was inaugurated, and things picked up steam during the daily COVID press conferences. NYC media bubble groupthink is crazy strong in that way.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 11:58 PM (+WWsf)

446 Waking up to a raging hard on next to me would be lovely. Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.

Suddenly travel sites are overwhelmed by single 'rons checking on ticket prices to SeaTac.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 04, 2021 11:58 PM (SchxB)

447 Waking up to a raging hard on next to me would be lovely. Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 04, 2021 11:54 PM (U2p+3)


The wee ones at the Wonka factory just perked up

Posted by: Doof at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (mZUr4)

448 Great news I must share! Just had a long talk with my son, 24, who has decided to act on getting back into community college for the spring semester. He has applied for re-admission and has a well thought out game plan. Hallelujah!

Of all our 4 kids, he had the worst time of it academically in middle and high school during our post-divorce "shared parenting" battles. He lived with her during most of that time (because lax expectations on him) and she really guided him down the path leading away from success.

When he finally came to live with me as a Junior, he had fewer credits than a Freshman. We worked with his HS counselor and by flat out working his ass off continuously for 2 years, he was able to catch up and graduate with his classmates. But he wasn't prepared to succeed at community college and he flamed out in his first semester.

He's matured and grown a lot in the past 6 years and is now mentally ready to take this on and do well because HE wants it.

God does indeed answer prayers.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (4I/2K)

449
Now it's a whole lame thing. You have to change your name and everything. Sad.

~~~
I knew we were being tracked state to state, I didn't realize that we are being tracked country to country. I'm going to run out of aliases.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (IDhUW)

450 Hmmm....

Healthy man-type with lederhosen and Bavarian Oom-pah Band

This may not be easy

But won't say impossible
Posted by: Miklos, always happy to be of assistance at December 04, 2021 11:57 PM (QzkSJ)

A man's got to have real good wind to play Oom-pah, right Mongo?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (P3gRi)

451 Suddenly travel sites are overwhelmed by single 'rons checking on ticket prices to SeaTac.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

TraVelocity

Posted by: Miklos, thinking some noticeable upticking at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (QzkSJ)

452 Fries do not belong on burgers.

Fries REALLY don't belong on double burgers.

That room is best used for extra cheese.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 12:01 AM (Q9lwr)

453 God does indeed answer prayers.
~~~
Thanks for sharing this Count. Praise God!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (IDhUW)

454 Well CRAP Seth Rogan is doing DARK WING DUCK AND TMNT, so how is he going to F this up.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (dKiJG)

455 Healthy man-type with lederhosen and Bavarian Oom-pah Band

This may not be easy

But won't say impossible


Seattle isn't that far from Leavenworth, WA. So it may be more possible than first imagined.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (SchxB)

456 I got a ticket for 520 Euros in Holland. 45 km over the limit plus it was inclement weather so they add on a bunch of money for that too, plus an ugly American tax and the fact it was a French car must have added 10%. Ok I made the last part up.

But yeah they dont fuck around . Lesson learned.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (SaQaK)

457 God does indeed answer prayers.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (4I/2K)


Count, it sure sounds like you helped, good on you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (hOUT3)

458 God does indeed answer prayers.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (4I/2K)

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Prodigal sons are discussed somewhere in the Bible, from what I've heard. Good luck to your son.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (VxC1e)

459 He's matured and grown a lot in the past 6 years and is now mentally ready to take this on and do well because HE wants it.

God does indeed answer prayers.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (4I/2K)

Great news! Now that he is more motivated, he may find the courses easier, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (P3gRi)

460 Waking up to a raging hard on next to me would be lovely. Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.


if he is smart he has his clock radio set to use miss american pie as his buzzer.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:02 AM (K3ZCc)

461 @452: "That room is best used for extra cheese."

Looks like brie on that poutine burger?!

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 12:03 AM (+WWsf)

462 Well CRAP Seth Rogan is doing DARK WING DUCK AND TMNT, so how is he going to F this up.

Completely.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:03 AM (SchxB)

463 Fries do not belong on burgers.

Fries REALLY don't belong on double burgers.

That room is best used for extra cheese.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 12:01 AM (Q9lwr)

I would agree with this except in the case of McDonalds. I thought everyone put the fries on the regular hamburgers.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 12:03 AM (iXJM1)

464 Fishing isn't all about the fish.

Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 12:03 AM (tsmrH)

465 Waking up to a raging hard on next to me would be lovely. Especially if there was some ooompah to follow.

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Sing it, sister.

Posted by: Pete Buttglug at December 05, 2021 12:04 AM (VxC1e)

466 God does indeed answer prayers.
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:00 AM (4I/2K)

This sounds like a similar story with my ex-BiL. He finally got away from his good-timin' momma, buckled down, and became a diesel mechanic. He does well now. I stayed friends with him long after we both got rid of his good-timin' sister.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:04 AM (2ABQr)

467 Fishing isn't all about the fish.
Posted by: jakee308 at December 05, 2021 12:03 AM (tsmrH)


Fishing isn't really about fishing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) - Lie back and think of that sweet graft! ~ at December 05, 2021 12:05 AM (hOUT3)

468 I have to agree, fries added to a burger is similar to painting a 911 in a gucci design.

more is not more

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:05 AM (K3ZCc)

469 @463: "I thought everyone put the fries on the regular hamburgers."

Gotta put the hash browns in their morning sandwiches.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 12:05 AM (+WWsf)

470 Fries REALLY don't belong on double burgers.

That room is best used for extra cheese.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 12:01 AM (Q9lwr)

Poutine is yummy, but there is not nearly enough there to qualify as a serving of poutine.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 12:05 AM (P3gRi)

471 Great news! Now that he is more motivated, he may find the courses easier, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Depending on what he has been doing the last six years, he may find that his classmates are idjits, and that includes half the teachers.

Posted by: Miklos, taking a college class hisself right now (exam time!) at December 05, 2021 12:05 AM (QzkSJ)

472 Gotta put the hash browns in their morning sandwiches.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

So...we could make chili with leftover hash browns too?

Posted by: Wendy's at December 05, 2021 12:06 AM (QzkSJ)

473 Yes, this is the best possible thing for him. He bore the brunt of it squarely while his 3 sisters had lesser effects that were not as severe.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:06 AM (4I/2K)

474 445 Cuomo brothers stuff goes to show that some people -- especially Jeff Zucker -- honestly thought Andrew was gonna be president someday. They started media grooming him as soon as Trump was inaugurated, and things picked up steam during the daily COVID press conferences. NYC media bubble groupthink is crazy strong in that way.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 11:58 PM (+WWsf)

the funny thing is, if Andrew hadn't gotten so outrageous with the sexual attacks on every woman he came into contact with, he'd be the odds on fave to be the Dem nominee in 2024.

but now the entire Cuomo family has fallen into disgrace - oh this is just so delicious to take in!!! It's like the fall of the Borgia's or something.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:07 AM (evAgx)

475 Don't go raging on qdp. He just gets a little over the
top some sometimes.

I feel like that, I just don't voice it. He needs to control the asshole part.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:08 AM (qpolg)

476 I thought everyone put the fries on the regular hamburgers.
~~~
I never have but after seeing that picture, I might just do so.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:08 AM (IDhUW)

477 but now the entire Cuomo family has fallen into disgrace - oh this is just so delicious to take in!!! It's like the fall of the Borgia's or something.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:07 AM (evAgx)

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The Borgias weren't so bad. Callixtus III was an absolute peach.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:08 AM (VxC1e)

478 Callixtus III was an absolute peach.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)

Technically, Peachriarch

Posted by: Brother Miklos, doing humility and bourbon at December 05, 2021 12:10 AM (QzkSJ)

479 I'd make a little French fry pallet on top of my McDonald burger .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 12:10 AM (iXJM1)

480 includes half the teachers.
~~~
Only half?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:10 AM (IDhUW)

481 I thought everyone put the fries on the regular hamburgers.
~~~
I never have but after seeing that picture, I might just do so.


In high school the cool thing to do was to dip your fries in a chocolate shake. Preferably your own.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:10 AM (SchxB)

482 includes half the teachers.
~~~
Only half?
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Maybe it's a Good School.

Posted by: Pedagogical Miklos at December 05, 2021 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

483 Etta was one who wasn't a pretty girl, but I'd still do it, because of the voice. That voice was for the lads.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:12 AM (2ABQr)

484 In high school the cool thing to do was to dip your fries in a chocolate shake. Preferably your own.
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:10 AM (SchxB)

Contingent on the shake machine not being broken.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 12:12 AM (iXJM1)

485 He was like a ship that plunged bow first into a deep trough in a big storm and then took ages to break surface again.

I am just overjoyed. Thank you all for the responses.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:13 AM (4I/2K)

486 Etta was one who wasn't a pretty girl, but I'd still do it, because of the voice. That voice was for the lads.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

She was quite OK at any point below 170 pounds.

Posted by: Wait Wait! Stop the Miklos Wedding at December 05, 2021 12:13 AM (QzkSJ)

487 @474: "but now the entire Cuomo family has fallen into disgrace - oh this is just so delicious to take in!!! It's like the fall of the Borgia's or something."

The best part was the slow motion realization that Humpty Dumpty wasn't gonna be put back together again. Andrew floated a trial balloon about running for NY state AG right before Thanksgiving which was bizarre. And it's not like CNN didn't know all about Chris's political fixer work on behalf of his brother and similar sexual misconduct complaints too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 12:14 AM (+WWsf)

488 She was quite OK at any point below 170 pounds.
Posted by: Wait Wait! Stop the
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hmmm, pedophile?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:14 AM (FFsBN)

489 who wasn't a pretty girl, but I'd still do it, because of the voice. That voice was for the lads.
Posted by: Y



is that the same as doing a girl that franks sinatra did because frank sinatra did her?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:15 AM (K3ZCc)

490 Contingent on the shake machine not being broken.

It was a long time ago, before they had scheduled breakages.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:15 AM (SchxB)

491 She was quite OK at any point below 170 pounds.
Posted by: W


mor than 150 is too much to pay for any girl

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (K3ZCc)

492 >>> 487 @474: "but now the entire Cuomo family has fallen into disgrace - oh this is just so delicious to take in!!! It's like the fall of the Borgia's or something."

The best part was the slow motion realization that Humpty Dumpty wasn't gonna be put back together again. Andrew floated a trial balloon about running for NY state AG right before Thanksgiving which was bizarre. And it's not like CNN didn't know all about Chris's political fixer work on behalf of his brother and similar sexual misconduct complaints too.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 12:14 AM (+WWsf)

They didn't know. Just like we didn't know about Matt Lauer.

Posted by: MSDNC at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (llON8)

493 mia farrow - skinny bird

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (FFsBN)

494 Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at December 05, 2021 12:01 AM (Q9lwr)

CBD - I returned from Kentucky today. 8 bottles of bourbon returned with us. When are you planning to take your trip? Standing by for an email from you so I can offer suggestions for your planning.

Posted by: Doof at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (mZUr4)

495 Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:14 AM (FFsBN)

Wut?

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (2ABQr)

496 is that the same as doing a girl that franks sinatra did because frank sinatra did her?
Posted by: confederatefifth

Ask not what your President can do for you; ask what you can do for your President

Posted by: Miklos thinks there's a list at December 05, 2021 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

497 bidens vs cuomos cbs survivor zemlya island 2022

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:17 AM (K3ZCc)

498 @490: "It was a long time ago, before they had scheduled breakages."

https://mcbroken.com

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 12:18 AM (+WWsf)

499 Etta weighted 170 lbs when she was 12 years old.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:18 AM (FFsBN)

500 mor than 150 is too much to pay for any girl
Posted by: confederatefifth

20 quid, same as in town, luv

Posted by: Eliza Doolittle at December 05, 2021 12:18 AM (QzkSJ)

501 mor than 150 is too much to pay for any girl
Posted by: confederatefifth

20 quid, same as in town, luv
Posted by: E


so 150 gets me seven days and unnlimited balls?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (K3ZCc)

502 She was quite OK at any point below 170 pounds.
Posted by: W


mor than 150 is too much to pay for any girl
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:16 AM (K3ZCc)

Isn't there a Rule Of Thumb that the woman shouldn't weigh more than 2/3 - 3/4 of what the man weighs?

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (4I/2K)

503 Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:18 AM (FFsBN)

Ooooh... Ouch!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (2ABQr)

504 Yikes, 170 at 12, is that true?

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (qpolg)

505 Ask not what your President can do for you; ask what you can do for your President
Posted by: Miklos thinks there's a list at December 05, 2021 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)
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They would have killed him if they could have gotten away with it.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (FFsBN)

506 if it were not for the internets there is a bunch of stuff I would never have run into

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (K3ZCc)

507 Standing by for an email from you so I can offer suggestions for your planning.
Posted by: Doof

He speled "planning" rite.

I would trust this man.

Posted by: Miklos, still struggling with imperfection at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)

508 Ooooh... Ouch!
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at

It was a joke.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (FFsBN)

509 Isn't there a Rule Of Thumb that the woman shouldn't weigh more than 2/3 - 3/4 of what the man weighs?

If it isn't, it should be.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:22 AM (SchxB)

510 Isn't there a Rule Of Thumb that the woman shouldn't weigh more than 2/3 - 3/4 of what the man weighs?
Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (4I/2K)

That, and as a SEAL Master Chief once told me over Beers, never bed a woman who can whup ya.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:22 AM (oHd/0)

511 504 Yikes, 170 at 12, is that true?
Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (qpolg)
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For sure? No. Was she been fat all her life? Think so.

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:22 AM (FFsBN)

512 Isn't there a Rule Of Thumb that the woman shouldn't weigh more than 2/3 - 3/4 of what the man weighs?

If it isn't, it should be.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

IIRC, Montana has, or had, a law that no woman weighing over 200 pounds my ride horseback wearing shorts (which you wouldn't want to do anyway).

Posted by: Miklos, eating peanuts in church is illegal in Georgia at December 05, 2021 12:24 AM (QzkSJ)

513 you have to have a girl that is tiny so that you have the ability to evacuate her in an emergency.

what's her name, the crawford girl, is cute but 6'1 is a bunch of girl to toss over your shoulder when she is wearing a rig with some ar500 font and back and carrying an ar10

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:24 AM (K3ZCc)

514 Interesting how we read comments and add our own tone.

My impression of qdp is that he is unsure of how to interact and is trying to find his way.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:24 AM (IDhUW)

515 88 84 No obligatory "didn't have a leg to stand on" legal joke?

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 10:17 PM (mD/uy)

I'm stumped...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:21 PM (BgMrQ)
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He's a shoe-in for a loafer.

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 12:25 AM (qfLjt)

516 For sure? No. Was she been fat all her life? Think so.
Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:22 AM (FFsBN)

There was a video I just saw where she was on the heavy side of pleasantly plump. Early. Very strong voice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:25 AM (csEWM)

517 Posted by: Doof

He speled "planning" rite.

I would trust this man.
Posted by: Miklos, still struggling with imperfection at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (QzkSJ)


I proudly display the Miklos Seal of Approval

Posted by: Doof at December 05, 2021 12:25 AM (mZUr4)

518 That, and as a SEAL Master Chief once told me over Beers, never bed a woman who can whup ya.

Even if you're into that sort of thing?

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:25 AM (SchxB)

519 But I do love a woman who can sing. I can cook well enough. I can vacuum a floor. I can balance books. But my singing voice peels paint off the walls.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:26 AM (2ABQr)

520 what's her name, the crawford girl, is cute but 6'1 is a bunch of girl to toss over your shoulder when she is wearing a rig with some ar500 font and back and carrying an ar10
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:24 AM (K3ZCc)

Get her an AR-15. Lighter ammo. And in an apocalypse situation- you WILL be carrying cindy crawford's ammo.

From gratitude to God if nothing else.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (csEWM)

521 My impression of qdp is that he is unsure of how to interact and is trying to find his way.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

Miss Ace's Finishing School for the Unsure Commenter

Posted by: Miklos, hoping I said that right at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (QzkSJ)

522 92 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
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Was his foot named Jones perchance?

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (qfLjt)

523 518 That, and as a SEAL Master Chief once told me over Beers, never bed a woman who can whup ya.

Even if you're into that sort of thing?
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:25 AM (SchxB)

SEAL Master Chief... badest of the bad asses... so I don't think that thought ever crossed his mind.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (oHd/0)

524 I have a few things for Marine ratched in Japan land. Gotta send express mail to make it for Christmas.

God Bless our troops.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (U2p+3)

525 522 92 I once met a man with a wooden leg named Smith.
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Was his foot named Jones perchance?
Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (qfLjt)

Was just an Alias.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (oHd/0)

526 Get her an AR-15. Lighter ammo. And in an apocalypse situation- you WILL be carrying cindy crawford's ammo.

From gratitude to God if nothing else.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

So...you'd share her Fox hole?

Posted by: Miklos, hoping I read that right at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (QzkSJ)

527 That, and as a SEAL Master Chief once told me over Beers, never bed a woman who can whup ya.

I was at the post office the other day and there was this black girl in line in front of me - nice looking, but damn! She was about 6'4", 6'3" easy. Athletic build, too. I'm tall enough that it's rare for me to run into a girl that I look up to. As they say, a whole LOT of woman.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (evAgx)

528 For sure? No. Was she been fat all her life? Think so.
Posted by: Braenyard

Sadly, I can believe it. Have a cousin that looked great when she got down to 160. I think she weighs over 300 now. It makes me very sad. I always remember they were "large." Seems to run in the family. Can't imagine the food bill.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (qpolg)

529 That, and as a SEAL Master Chief once told me over Beers, never bed a woman who can whup ya.
Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:22 AM (oHd/0)

Was this SEAL Master Chief named or related to Joe Tex by any chance?

https://youtu.be/Pkb6OpoL6Z8

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (4I/2K)

530 I am a fan of the big Q but I do think he should have found a way to avoid getting gang banned by cobs by now.

he is similar to the girl that is at maury for her fifth show to see which of thirty guys is her baby daddy

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:29 AM (K3ZCc)

531 Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:20 AM (FFsBN)

Sure. I just didn't catch it at first... "Etta was a big bitch when she was 12" didn't land at first. When it finally did, I laughed, but in a guilty way, lol.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:29 AM (2ABQr)

532 God Bless our troops.
~~~
Amen.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:29 AM (IDhUW)

533 524 I have a few things for Marine ratched in Japan land. Gotta send express mail to make it for Christmas.

God Bless our troops.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (U2p+3)

Send him some beef jerky. I got sick of fish inside of three days during a week trip.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:29 AM (csEWM)

534 Was this SEAL Master Chief named or related to Joe Tex by any chance?

https://youtu.be/Pkb6OpoL6Z8
Posted by: Count de Monet

Joe Tex was ecumenical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Sdib6gd190

Posted by: Miklos, yeah Brother, I heard THAT at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (QzkSJ)

535 WRT the surgeon who took the wrong leg, I remember a case back in the '80s where they were supposed to take a compromised kidney, the size of a soccer ball, and ripped the healthy kidney instead. Not a new thing...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (AlkyK)

536 I was at the post office the other day and there was this black girl in line in front of me - nice looking, but damn! She was about 6'4", 6'3" easy. Athletic build, too. I'm tall enough that it's rare for me to run into a girl that I look up to. As they say, a whole LOT of woman.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:28 AM (evAgx)

Was in a military club in San Diego... pretty woman sitting there as all her friends were dancing... went up and asked her to dance... she initially said no... so I grabbed her hand, to kind of pull her up to go dance... and she stood up... and up... and up... 6ft 5" Marine Seargeant... Had some fun, but as I was ONLY 6 ft tall... I was too short for her in HER opinion.

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (oHd/0)

537
Get her an AR-15. Lighter ammo. And in an apocalypse situation- you WILL be carrying cindy crawford's ammo.

From gratitude to God if nothing else.
Posted by: Aet


in that scenario I want her to have something heavier since our doctrine requires her to remain within the fortificatin so the rest of us get to go outside and do the dirty work with 300 bo and baynets.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (K3ZCc)

538 God Bless our troops.
~~~
Amen.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:29 AM (IDhUW)

Amen X2

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:32 AM (4I/2K)

539 Sadly, I can believe it. Have a cousin that looked great when she got down to 160.


so she was kneeling?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:32 AM (K3ZCc)

540 I think I remember the night Steve pissed off MH for good. I think I came close, that same night. It was probably five years back, now.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:32 AM (2ABQr)

541 in that scenario I want her to have something heavier since our doctrine requires her to remain within the fortificatin so the rest of us get to go outside and do the dirty work with 300 bo and baynets.
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (K3ZCc)

You've put some thought into this, I see. Not a bad idea to game out likely situations.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:34 AM (csEWM)

542 I have a few things for Marine ratched in Japan land. Gotta send express mail to make it for Christmas.

God Bless our troops.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2021 12:27 AM (U2p+3)


Prayers up for you and your Marine, nurse. Please let him know that there are many real Americans who respect and appreciate our military men and women and their families.

Posted by: Doof at December 05, 2021 12:35 AM (mZUr4)

543 You've put some thought into this, I see. Not a bad idea to game out likely situations.
Posted by: Aet


I avoid rigid doctirnes, more of a self synchronizing guy, but it is useful to game things out and be aware of the range of optins and capbilities afforded your gang.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:36 AM (K3ZCc)

544 I think I remember the night Steve pissed off MH for good. I think I came close, that same night. It was probably five years back, now.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice

"Marinate not on ancient offense or animosity; you gotta sous-vide that shit."

Posted by: Blind Monk Chef Miklos of Shaolin at December 05, 2021 12:37 AM (QzkSJ)

545 Hah!

Touche.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:37 AM (csEWM)

546 Hey, nr... Best of luck to your son.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 05, 2021 12:37 AM (2ABQr)

547 142 Well, that guy without legs can be the best knee-walking drunk at the senior center party.

Or Douglas Bader the II. With his own Spitfire and a lot of belted ammo. And anger issues with the political leaders of Austria.
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LOL, He can never again be the 'sole' of the party.

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 12:37 AM (qfLjt)

548 Is the USO still a good organization? I got mail from them and SA today. Guess which went into the trash.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:41 AM (qpolg)

549 I was at the post office the other day and there was this black girl in line in front of me - nice looking, but damn! She was about 6'4", 6'3" easy.

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So we're back on Amazon Prime then.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:41 AM (VxC1e)

550 504 Yikes, 170 at 12, is that true?
Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 12:19 AM (qpolg)

my wife and I were just mentioning how in recent years, a local high school football team had no problem finding four 350 pound offensive linemen, all of them 16 years old. yeah it's boys but day-ummm!

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:42 AM (evAgx)

551 So we're back on Amazon Prime then.
Posted by: Cicero

You

People

Posted by: Miklos, austere bibulous scholar at December 05, 2021 12:42 AM (QzkSJ)

552 I've seen dozens of qdp's in my life . Well intentioned but try too hard. A little lack of self awareness.

If you're wondering I got my psych degree at a two day stay at the Holiday Inn.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 12:42 AM (iXJM1)

553 my wife and I were just mentioning how in recent years, a local high school football team had no problem finding four 350 pound offensive linemen, all of them 16 years old. yeah it's boys but day-ummm!
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:42 AM (evAgx)
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Were they Samoan?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 12:43 AM (AlkyK)

554 four 350 pound offensive linemen, all of them 16 years old. yeah it's boys but day-ummm!
Posted by: Tom Servo

I predict great careers as Samoan Lawyers.

Posted by: Miklos, who might need a Samoan Lawyer one day at December 05, 2021 12:43 AM (QzkSJ)

555 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE SAMOAN GUYS ARE REALLY REALLY FAT

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at December 05, 2021 12:44 AM (VxC1e)

556 A little lack of self awareness.



What is this "self awareness" thing I keep hearing about?

Posted by: Miklos, blissfully oblivious at December 05, 2021 12:45 AM (QzkSJ)

557 I've seen dozens of qdp's in my life . Well intentioned but try too hard. A little lack of self awareness.

If you're wondering I got my psych degree at a two day stay at the Holiday Inn.
Posted by: J


there have been some very specific things such as "do not ever fucking share another fucking lnk from that fucking site, fucking ever, fucking again"

then he did it again.

As I said, I am a fan, but he does seem to enjoy the excitement of bannicide by cob.

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:45 AM (K3ZCc)

558 I'm getting a Canadian vibe from that burger up top

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 12:45 AM (l6b3d)

559 Guy "plays" with 57 mm WWII shell. Would have been a huge pain in the ass if it had gone off: https://bit.ly/31ybHat

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:46 AM (SchxB)

560 Posted by: Miklos, blissfully oblivious
~~~
You found NaCly's bliss!!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:46 AM (IDhUW)

561 541 in that scenario I want her to have something heavier since our doctrine requires her to remain within the fortificatin ...

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:31 AM (K3ZCc)
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But if you're going to carry her on your shoulders you'll be carrying that heavy weapon too?

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:47 AM (FFsBN)

562 I am now listening to James Brown, Live in Paris singing Frank Sinatra

Whole lotta appropriatin' goin' on up in there

Posted by: Miklos, blissfully entertained at December 05, 2021 12:47 AM (QzkSJ)

563 Guy "plays" with 57 mm WWII shell. Would have been a huge pain in the ass if it had gone off

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Oh yeah. Those are the things that bounced right off of T-34s.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:48 AM (VxC1e)

564 who was the red headed guy they disassembld in the tub in the sopranos?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:48 AM (K3ZCc)

565 But if you're going to carry her on your shoulders you'll be carrying that heavy weapon too?

Posted by: B


I made note of that in the initial comment, so yes

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:49 AM (K3ZCc)

566 You found NaCly's bliss!!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel

He was kind enough to send a Sample Portion

Monthly subscription costs money though

Posted by: Miklos, blissfully imbibing at December 05, 2021 12:50 AM (QzkSJ)

567 563 Guy "plays" with 57 mm WWII shell. Would have been a huge pain in the ass if it had gone off
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Oh yeah. Those are the things that bounced right off of T-34s.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:48 AM (VxC1e)

well in this case, it bounced right IN. Oh, but this was an 'Accident". Yeah, everyone has "accidents" where they shove stuff up their ass.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (evAgx)

568 230 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.

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Is this a new Nigerian scam?

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (qfLjt)

569 Guy "plays" with 57 mm WWII shell. Would have been a huge pain in the ass if it had gone off: https://bit.ly/31ybHat
Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 12:46 AM (SchxB)
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One of the crew on my Dad's boat in WWII was a brilliant cook, but completely clueless in so many ways. They found him playing with a 40mm antiaircraft round one day and took it away from him...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (AlkyK)

570 563 Guy "plays" with 57 mm WWII shell. Would have been a huge pain in the ass if it had gone off
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Oh yeah. Those are the things that bounced right off of T-34s.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 05, 2021 12:48 AM (VxC1e)

well in this case, it bounced right IN. Oh, but this was an 'Accident". Yeah, everyone has "accidents" where they shove stuff up their ass.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (evAgx)

A million to one shot!

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (4I/2K)

571 I think some cat hoarked up that dude at the end as part of a hair ball.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 12:52 AM (l6b3d)

572 well in this case, it bounced right IN. Oh, but this was an 'Accident". Yeah, everyone has "accidents" where they shove stuff up their ass.
Posted by: Tom Servo at December 05, 2021 12:51 AM (evAgx)

Go to Africa and get hunted by lions if you want to feel alive. Dear Lord.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:52 AM (csEWM)

573 Dad's boat in WWII was a brilliant cook, but completely clueless in so many ways. They found him playing with a 40mm antiaircraft round one day and took it away from him...
Posted by: Captai


some friends of friends, which are often the best sort of friends, who were idiots, enjoyed setting off cartridges with the burners of their stove

fired the rounds into the ceiling

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 12:54 AM (K3ZCc)

574 That 57mm shell is about as big as your fist if you need to form a picture in your head.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 12:54 AM (iXJM1)

575 Go to Africa and get hunted by lions if you want to feel alive. Dear Lord.
~~~
Now I want to watch the video of the reunion between the lion and the trainers again.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:54 AM (IDhUW)

576 Go to Africa and get hunted by lions if you want to feel alive. Dear Lord.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:52 AM (csEWM)
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After the '94 Northridge Hills earthquake, I went to Kaiser Panorama and helped evacuate patients from the upper floors down to the lower floors. That's as alive as I care to feel.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 12:56 AM (AlkyK)

577 So Stelter says now that Cuomo was a huge problem for a lot of people. So, brave truth teller: why are you only saying this now that he is safely fired you big fat fucking coward?

I HATE these people with a violent passion. They talked such a huge fucking game the past four years about how they were speaking truth to power WHEN THEY KNEW NOTHING WOULD EVER BE DONE TO THEM!

But when it come to real consequences like for example Chris Cuomo being pissed at them and affecting their job, they stayed mum as church mice.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:57 AM (csEWM)

578 Blanco - jeebus.

"One in a million shot, doc!"

I guess?

I imagine an artillery shell in the place where the sun don't shine has to rank up there with the global all-time emergency room stories.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (OTzUX)

579 [Oxford High] Oakland County sheriff officials blamed the county prosecutor ..."In my entire 44-year career, I have never, ever seen a prosecutor announce charges in a major case without the suspect being in custody first,"

Posted by: Braenyard at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (FFsBN)

580 The significant other of that dude in the yarn atrocity in the last picture must give one hell of a hummer.....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (SRRAx)

581 Now I want to watch the video of the reunion between the lion and the trainers again.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 12:54 AM (IDhUW)

Those are good videos. The elephant ones are awesome too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (csEWM)

582 nurse is he on Oki or at Iwakuni?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2021 12:59 AM (OTzUX)

583 266 I figured that this new car could be my last if "things" don't go well.

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Do you have any idea how big the hole has to be for one of those things?

PRO-TIP: Pre-pay the backhoe service company.
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Have backhoe, will travel.

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 01:00 AM (qfLjt)

584 Of interest to publius: https://bit.ly/3EpBoIY

(That's code for 'rona crap.)

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 01:01 AM (SchxB)

585 580 The significant other of that dude in the yarn atrocity in the last picture must give one hell of a hummer.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (SRRAx)

He probably does.

Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 05, 2021 01:03 AM (II3Gr)

586 I think Oakland County is the one where a couple of real reporters traveled at the height of the 2020 campaign and were stunned to hear the Biden "campaign" was invisible and basically unheard from. The local Dems were stunned by it all, too. A battleground county that has been an intense hub of prez campaign activity in every campaign since the late 80s. And nothing from the Dem candidate.

One of the many, many, many indirect and non-concrete reasons 2020 doesn't add up (in addition to whatever direct and concrete evidence is ever developed, though I'm pessimistic in view of what's gone on so far).

Posted by: rhomboid at December 05, 2021 01:03 AM (OTzUX)

587
Those are good videos. The elephant ones are awesome too.

~~~

I haven't seen those. I will look them up.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 01:04 AM (IDhUW)

588 have backhoe

will backfill

Posted by: Miklos, seeing a side gig opportunity at December 05, 2021 01:04 AM (QzkSJ)

589 582 nurse is he on Oki or at Iwakuni?
Posted by: rhomboid

Okinawa.

It looks beautiful.

Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2021 01:05 AM (U2p+3)

590 585 580 The significant other of that dude in the yarn atrocity in the last picture must give one hell of a hummer.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (SRRAx)

He probably does.
Posted by: Insomniac - Outlaw. Sexual Racist. at December 05, 2021 01:03 AM (II3Gr)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:05 AM (csEWM)

591 The ONT is like a complex movie....Don't go to the snack bar, you'll never catch back up.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:05 AM (r1z5A)

592 The ONT is like a complex movie....Don't go to the snack bar, you'll never catch back up.
Posted by: Some Rat

You brought the Junior Mints?

Posted by: Miklos, can recap if needed (not the bottle) at December 05, 2021 01:06 AM (QzkSJ)

593 Don't go to the snack bar, you'll never catch back up.
Posted by: S


it is as a river, which is never entered twice

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:06 AM (K3ZCc)

594 Did kumula date Montel Williams?
Crazy days and nights has a blind that most people think means he and Harris dated snd had threesomes
Id believe it.

Posted by: LASue at December 05, 2021 01:07 AM (Ed8Zd)

595 I imagine an artillery shell in the place where the sun don't shine has to rank up there with the global all-time emergency room stories.

I'm just wondering how clueless you have to be to not only have a live WWII shell lying about, but then decide it would be a good fit for that orifice. It's my understanding that explosives of that vintage may be a bit less than stable, and a sudden bump could set them off. Like, say, hitting a pothole as you drive to the hospital with a bomb in your ass.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 01:07 AM (SchxB)

596 Since we've been talking about tall gels, I will relate the story of a tall gel from my past. She was 6', I'm 6'3", and we met twice at a party hosted by a mutual acquaintance. Both times, we talked all night long, pretty much to the exclusion of everyone else there. She was an engineer for Northrop, working on the B-2. The second time we met, I walked her to her car, and she asked me to hug her. If I had kissed her, would my - our - lives have been different? I don't know.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:07 AM (AlkyK)

597 Before a union strike at Boeing some one set an empty WWII mortar shell on the line after the last shift before striking. Lots of stupid going in there. The company took it personal, found the guy and filed criminal charges. The shell might have had some value to someone at a museum instead of used as a angry prop. There was so much rage between the union and management at every company I've worked at. I've always been trapped in the middle as a non represented non management engineer. But the idea that you'd get so pissed at people instead of just exiting with a hearty fuck you all I'm out of here, I just don't get it.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 01:08 AM (l6b3d)

598 @593: "it is as a river, which is never entered twice"

If by river, you really mean Valu-Rite vodka bottle, then okay; and swigged, not entered.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:08 AM (+WWsf)

599 So. qdp got the banhammer? If so, not surprised.

I haven't been around much lately.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 01:08 AM (F0YaR)

600 I remember an earthquake in so cal when I was a kid in the 60's. Thankfully, it was minor or us. House shake, open cupboards, shit falling off shelves. We were little, and m and d played it straight.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 01:09 AM (qpolg)

601 I haven't seen those. I will look them up.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 01:04 AM (IDhUW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcTjPAAF3u4

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:09 AM (csEWM)

602 You brought the Junior Mints?
Posted by: Miklos, can recap if needed (not the bottle)


Oops, wrong theater, sorry doc.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:09 AM (r1z5A)

603 Did kumula date Montel Williams?
Crazy days and nights has a blind that most people think means he and Harris dated snd had threesomes
Id believe it.


You can do a goofball search and find pics of the two together.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at December 05, 2021 01:09 AM (SchxB)

604 she asked me to hug her


that is what is referred to as the hug off, not even a kiss off

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:10 AM (K3ZCc)

605 So. qdp got the banhammer? If so, not surprised.

I haven't been around much lately.
Posted by: GnuBreed


Oh, I thought it was like a week time out.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (r1z5A)

606 Okinawa.

It looks beautiful.
Posted by: nurse ratched at December 05, 2021 01:05 AM (U2p+3)
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My Dada was on Okinawa in WWII.

He wasn't one of the people who fought for it, his Rescue Boat Squadron was being transferred there in July of '45.

They were told that they were coming in to Naha, the principal city. So, of course, they were in their Class As, on deck, as they rounded the point and saw that Naha was a smoking wreck.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (AlkyK)

607 she asked me to hug her

Sure she didn't say bugger?

Posted by: Miklos, who has admittedly been imbibing at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (QzkSJ)

608 >>> The significant other of that dude in the yarn atrocity in the last picture must give one hell of a hummer.....
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - AoS Ladies' Brigade Plucky Comic Relief at December 05, 2021 12:58 AM (SRRAx)

I forgot there was that website that catalogs stupid things women make their guys wear. That's probably where it's from.

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (l6b3d)

609 You brought the Junior Mints?
Posted by: M

that is the mint that epstein served in his island theatre

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:12 AM (K3ZCc)

610 motherhugger!

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:12 AM (K3ZCc)

611 Oh, I thought it was like a week time out.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (r1z5A)

That's what I thought, too. Which should expire tomorrow, maybe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:13 AM (P3gRi)

612 Oh, I thought it was like a week time out.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (r1z5A)

Think it was.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:13 AM (csEWM)

613 I thought it was like a week time out.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (r1z5A)

That's what I thought, too. Which should expire tomorrow, maybe?
Posted by: Alber


isn't that the same as a miniban, banction?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:14 AM (K3ZCc)

614 Oh, I thought it was like a week time out.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:11 AM (r1z5A)

Think it was.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

I could go on Quora and ask

Posted by: Miklos, putting self at some risk at December 05, 2021 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

615 In other words, qdpsteve is stuck on hold, waiting to renew his platinum membership. I do worry what a week of hold music will do to any moron's sanity though.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:15 AM (+WWsf)

616 615 In other words, qdpsteve is stuck on hold, waiting to renew his platinum membership. I do worry what a week of hold music will do to any moron's sanity though.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:15 AM (+WWsf)

Be realistic man, most of us would notice no difference.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:16 AM (csEWM)

617 In other words, qdpsteve is stuck on hold, waiting to renew his platinum membership. I do worry what a week of hold music will do to any moron's sanity though.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:15 AM (+WWsf)
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I could have sworn that I saw qdpsteve on line just a few days ago.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:16 AM (AlkyK)

618 I could go on Quora and ask
Posted by: Miklos, putting self at some risk at December 05, 2021 01:14 AM (QzkSJ)

*golfclap*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:16 AM (csEWM)

619 @616: "Be realistic man, most of us would notice no difference."

Depends on how much you like Yoko, I guess.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:17 AM (+WWsf)

620 Depends on how much you like Yoko, I guess.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:17 AM (+WWsf)

Notice we did not lose any regulars?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:18 AM (csEWM)

621 Depends on how much you like Yoko, I guess.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 05, 2021 01:17 AM (+WWsf)
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I saw that video of Yoko singing. I doubt if there is a bucket big enough to carry the tune for her.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:18 AM (AlkyK)

622 421 Hard wood at morning,
Hookers take warning.
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Limp in the night,
Wives in delight.

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 01:19 AM (qfLjt)

623 I'm not surprised that they got rid of Fredo; the elite rags like Atlantic turning on him was a big red flag that something was about to happen.

Posted by: CppThis at December 05, 2021 01:19 AM (UewuT)

624 Thanks Aetius!

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 01:20 AM (IDhUW)

625 I could go on Quora and ask
Posted by: M


that was funny

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:20 AM (K3ZCc)

626 Limp in the night,
Wives in delight.
Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 01:19 AM (qfLjt)

Hah!

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:20 AM (csEWM)

627 Okay, so a week time out. Not so bad.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 01:21 AM (F0YaR)

628 624 Thanks Aetius!
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 01:20 AM (IDhUW)

You're welcome. Lot of good elephant videos on the tubes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:21 AM (csEWM)

629 MSNBC where every unmasked Commie / Psychopath Leftist land on their feet. Cuomo coming soon to a MSNBC theater near you.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:22 AM (iXJM1)

630 the thing is, steve is not here but smash and grab at high end stores in cali are through the roof, coincidence?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:22 AM (K3ZCc)

631 Putting fries on a burger is for those who don't know how the fucking eat fries.

It should be called the Zoolander burger.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2021 01:23 AM (1t5dY)

632 the thing is, steve is not here but smash and grab at high end stores in cali are through the roof, coincidence?
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:22 AM (K3ZCc)
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We haven't seen any of those people shotgunned, so, no, I think not.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:23 AM (AlkyK)

633 629 MSNBC where every unmasked Commie / Psychopath Leftist land on their feet. Cuomo coming soon to a MSNBC theater near you.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:22 AM (iXJM1)

I don't think so. Think he is being lumped in with his brother as safe to expel from the herd. Will give them a bit of an excuse to give the rinos when they go after the next republican.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:23 AM (csEWM)

634 Good night Horde

Thanks for letting me play

Peace

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 05, 2021 01:24 AM (IDhUW)

635 Nite, AK!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:25 AM (P3gRi)

636 438 It's the same as it was back when there wasn't an overarching federal surveillance state... You'd commit a crime in Indiana, and then just stay out of Indiana, and not commit any more crimes that might get the Illinois cops asking questions about what happened in Indiana. You just woke up in Illinois, put some Alka-seltzer in your OJ, and moved on.

Now it's a whole lame thing. You have to change your name and everything. Sad.
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Name? Now you have to change your face!!

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 01:25 AM (qfLjt)

637 I don't think so. Think he is being lumped in with his brother as safe to expel from the herd. Will give them a bit of an excuse to give the rinos when they go after the next republican.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:23 AM (csEWM

I figured since it didn't seem that he had any political ambitions that they would keep him as a Leftist mouthpiece somewhere.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:25 AM (iXJM1)

638 Night AK.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:26 AM (csEWM)

639 I don't think so. Think he is being lumped in with his brother as safe to expel from the herd.


steve has a brother!?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:26 AM (K3ZCc)

640 I figured since it didn't seem that he had any political ambitions that they would keep him as a Leftist mouthpiece somewhere.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:25 AM (iXJM1)

But he was useful as a conduit to his brother. His brother is nothing.

Is he a useful and enormously charismatic individual on his own? Nope.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:27 AM (csEWM)

641 I don't think so. Think he is being lumped in with his brother as safe to expel from the herd.


steve has a brother!?
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:26 AM (K3ZCc)
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He's Bob from the NSA.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:27 AM (AlkyK)

642 steve has a brother!?
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:26 AM (K3ZCc)

Maybe it's ace.

I was thinking while letting out the dog whether the cobs were running a management exercise on us.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:28 AM (csEWM)

643 I was able to get 500 rounds of .22LR ammo for $45, so 9 cents a round. Prices are dropping a little.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:28 AM (P3gRi)

644 Bought a portable hydraulic pump (motor, tank, two position valve). It arrived today, got it out of the box, the motor end was crushed, plastic cooling fan shattered, motor casting cracked. Now the way this thing was packed, it had to have been dropped far enough someone would have said, "wow, that can't be good." no, they just sent it to me and now I get to fight with somebody.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:29 AM (r1z5A)

645 Those creepy santas are definitely spooky. Yarn boy is a stone fag. Yeah, thats all I got.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:29 AM (VwHCD)

646 ought a portable hydraulic pump (motor, tank, two position valve). It arrived today, got it out of the box, the motor end was crushed, plastic cooling fan shattered, motor casting cracked. Now the way this thing was packed, it had to have been dropped far enough someone would have said, "wow, that can't be good." no, they just sent it to me and now I get to fight with somebody.
Posted by: S


STEVE!

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:30 AM (K3ZCc)

647 Is he a useful and enormously charismatic individual on his own? Nope.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:27 AM (csEWM)

To the angry Left who latch on to anyone spewing the talking points? Possibly.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:30 AM (iXJM1)

648 I was thinking while letting out the dog whether the cobs were running a management exercise on us.
Posted by: Aet


def

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:30 AM (K3ZCc)

649
To the angry Left who latch on to anyone spewing the talking points? Possibly.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:30 AM (iXJM1)

I don't think so. Like I said, I think he was been made the dick in a struggle session of the Red Guard. Too many ambitious assholes who want his spot.

Of course, I could be completely wrong and he could be Maddow's replacement.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:31 AM (csEWM)

650 STEVE!
Posted by: confederatefifth

That hurt...

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:31 AM (r1z5A)

651 no, they just sent it to me and now I get to fight with somebody.
Posted by: Some Rat

Sounds like you got sump'm to fight about.

Posted by: Miklos, agreeably agreeing at December 05, 2021 01:31 AM (QzkSJ)

652 Bought a portable hydraulic pump (motor, tank, two position valve). It arrived today, got it out of the box, the motor end was crushed, plastic cooling fan shattered, motor casting cracked. Now the way this thing was packed, it had to have been dropped far enough someone would have said, "wow, that can't be good." no, they just sent it to me and now I get to fight with somebody.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:29 AM (r1z5A)

Well, that sucks. Who do you go to? The seller or the shipper? I'd guess the seller has more leverage with the shipper.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:31 AM (P3gRi)

653 Posted by: confederatefifth

You can also wear on the nerves at times.

I will shut my pie hole and go to bed now. Be well all.

Posted by: Infidel at December 05, 2021 01:32 AM (qpolg)

654 Night Infidel.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:32 AM (csEWM)

655 That hurt...
Posted by: S


just sayin' he was the guy that sent your stuff, he has to be doing something when he is not here

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:32 AM (K3ZCc)

656
You can also wear on the nerves at times.

I will shut my pie hole and go to bed now. Be well all.
Posted by: I


what the fuck are you yammering about

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:33 AM (K3ZCc)

657 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:31 AM (csEWM

Hope you're right. Too many of these assholes never feel the consequences for long. Still can't believe McCabe got his full pension restored and back pay plus attorney fees.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:33 AM (iXJM1)

658 Well, that sucks. Who do you go to? The seller or the shipper? I'd guess the seller has more leverage with the shipper.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Went with the shipper...and of course it's the weekend.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:33 AM (r1z5A)

659 Some Rat! What's this about getting together later this month?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:33 AM (AlkyK)

660 >>> Putting fries on a burger is for those who don't know how the fucking eat fries.

It should be called the Zoolander burger.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at December 05, 2021 01:23 AM (1t5dY)

I think it's poutine. There is a place called The Works in Oakville east of Toronto that had a burger like that called the justin. I'm looking at there menu online and they don't carry it anymore. Hmmm..

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 01:34 AM (l6b3d)

661 The other east

Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 01:35 AM (l6b3d)

662 645 Those creepy santas are definitely spooky. Yarn boy is a stone fag. Yeah, thats all I got.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:29 AM (VwHCD)


Yarn boy has a nice target sized hole at the center of his chest which just yells 'Insert Spear Head Here.'

As to those creepy Santas, if I spotted one of them by my mailbox, I'd back up slowly while saying 'nice Santa, that's a good boy' while looking around for a large rock or big stick.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 01:35 AM (F0YaR)

663 just sayin' he was the guy that sent your stuff, he has to be doing something when he is not here
Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:32 AM (K3ZCc)

Maybe he's doing DoorDash, and drooling on the cargo. "Gee, i wonder if this chicken-fried rat is made from free-range rats?"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:35 AM (P3gRi)

664 I think it's poutine. There is a place called The Works in Oakville east of Toronto that had a burger like that called the justin. I'm looking at there menu online and they don't carry it anymore. Hmmm..
Posted by: banana Dream at December 05, 2021 01:34 AM (l6b3d)

Image search returns poutine in the file name. Lot of posts on pinterest.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:36 AM (csEWM)

665 There is a place called The Works in Oakville east of Toronto that had a burger like that called the justin.
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I assume that it tastes like postdemocracy.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:36 AM (AlkyK)

666 *ponders*

I would be willing to try chicken fried rat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:36 AM (csEWM)

667 Well, that sucks. Who do you go to? The seller or the shipper? I'd guess the seller has more leverage with the shipper.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Redchief is heading up this away end of month, hoping for a little meet and greet.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:36 AM (r1z5A)

668
Maybe he's doing DoorDash, and drooling on the cargo. "Gee, i wonder if this chicken-fried rat is made from free-range rats?"
Posted by: Alber


gourmand that he is I think of him adding del taco sauce to everything everybody orders from everywhere

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:37 AM (K3ZCc)

669 Wait. Does it come with gravy?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:37 AM (csEWM)

670 I would be willing to try chicken fried rat.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

try the Cajun

Posted by: Miklos, with horribly run local Popeye's at December 05, 2021 01:38 AM (QzkSJ)

671 Those creepy santas are definitely spooky. Yarn boy is a stone fag. Yeah, thats all I got.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:29 AM (VwHCD)

Yarn Boy looks like he is being assimilated by a pot holder.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:38 AM (P3gRi)

672 Yarn boy has a nice target sized hole at the center of his chest which just yells 'Insert Spear Head Here.'

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 01:35 AM (F0YaR)

Lol, it does actually.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:38 AM (VwHCD)

673 Steve has a brothel? Wait, what?

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 01:38 AM (KAi1n)

674 I would be willing to try chicken fried rat.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


I would think squirrel, rabbit, rat, would all be similar.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:39 AM (r1z5A)

675 I really need to work on my cut and paste skills.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:40 AM (r1z5A)

676 if it has been chickn fried does it even matter what is was before?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:40 AM (K3ZCc)

677 Barney's Burgers in S.F. I wish I could afford them. The voodoo burger is the bomb.

Posted by: SFGoth at December 05, 2021 01:40 AM (KAi1n)

678 Hey! I saw a Dean electric guitar at the gun show today. Had sort of a "V" style body to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (P3gRi)

679 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOACRzMDN1k

1922 Wills Sainte Claire. I like the darker green, but not the lighter shade on the car.

I am always amazed at the number of American car makers there were before the depression. Cord, Auburn and Duesenberg are the ones I think of.

Also makes me think of all the businesses who went out of business due to covid. Man made depression. Fuck us sideways.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (csEWM)

680 Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea


Sir, see 667...dang.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (r1z5A)

681 King Rat > Great Escape > Stalag 17

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (iXJM1)

682 >> Of interest to publius: https://bit.ly/3EpBoIY

Thanks -- I've seen that sentiment expressed.

So far, we know this about Moronic. It rips through vaccines like shit through a goose. It appears to cause reinfection even in those with natural immunity.

But so far it appears to be mild. Literally a cold. So far. Vanden Bossche is worried that ADE is possible with it, and what it may mutate into if the public health lunatics keep doing stupid things.

But we can be sure they're gonna keep on doing stupid things.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)

683 676 if it has been chickn fried does it even matter what is was before?

Posted by: confederatefifth at December 05, 2021 01:40 AM (K3ZCc)

That's my point.

Except for shit and insects. I'll draw my line there.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:42 AM (csEWM)

684 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (csEWM)

Auburns were cool looking. Was that the Jessica Rabbit car?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:43 AM (iXJM1)

685 King Rat > Great Escape > Stalag 17
Posted by: Just a side note


Man, trying to pick first out of equals.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:43 AM (r1z5A)

686 I am always amazed at the number of American car makers there were before the depression. Cord, Auburn and Duesenberg are the ones I think of.

Also makes me think of all the businesses who went out of business due to covid. Man made depression. Fuck us sideways.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (csEWM)

I toured the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Pretty damned amazing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:44 AM (P3gRi)

687 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)
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Terminology, please. What means ADE?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:44 AM (AlkyK)

688 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)
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Was "King Rat" made into a movie?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:45 AM (AlkyK)

689 Man, trying to pick first out of equals.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:43 AM (r1z5A)

Yeah all good but that's my preference gun to the head.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:45 AM (iXJM1)

690 564 who was the red headed guy they disassembld in the tub in the sopranos?
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Is that disassembled or disemboweled? LOL both would hurt ....

Posted by: Ciampino at December 05, 2021 01:46 AM (qfLjt)

691 But we can be sure they're gonna keep on doing stupid things.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (Mzdiz)

So, at 2am reasoning, I am wondering if this might not be the best thing possible:
-readily transmissible

-the 'vaccines' they have are not vaccines, so the fact that it cuts through them are not surprising.

-it 'might' lend immunity to an actually more deadly covid strain

-It's effects are actually quite mild (like a parallel might be cow pox vs small pox.)

Maybe, this might give natural immunity to enough people that it ends this shit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:46 AM (csEWM)

692 >> What means ADE?

ADE = Antibody dependent enhancement. It's when antibodies fail to neutralize a pathogen they target, and instead actually enhance the ability of the pathogen to infect.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:46 AM (Mzdiz)

693 I started coming down with a few cold symptoms last night; scratchy throat, nose running, a bit of congestion, no fever...

Doubled up on zinc, vitamin C & D, took an antihistamine -- No symptoms tonight.

Fuckity, I wish I knew about this stuff 29 years ago.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 05, 2021 01:47 AM (F0YaR)

694 Hey! I saw a Dean electric guitar at the gun show today. Had sort of a "V" style body to it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:41 AM (P3gRi)

Yup, I have a few. One that I have has a wicked flame along the entire surface of the fingerboard made up of different color pearl inlays. Its cool looking, but I can't play it because I can't figure out where the hell I am on the neck with all the inlays. lol. The funny thing is on a classical guitar there are no dot markers of any kind, and I always seem to know where I am, but on this V all the inlays are dizzying.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:47 AM (VwHCD)

695 I toured the Auburn-Cord-Duesenberg Museum in Auburn, Indiana. Pretty damned amazing.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:44 AM (P3gRi)

My Dad took me there when I was in high school. Ignited my love of classic cars. They are beautiful.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:48 AM (csEWM)

696 Maybe, this might give natural immunity to enough people that it ends this shit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:46 AM (csEWM)
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AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

They'll never let this shit end.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:49 AM (AlkyK)

697 Auburn Speedster:

https://tinyurl.com/2p965j9e

I like the redheads.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:49 AM (csEWM)

698 We may add Steak Fried Chicken to the menu.

Chicken fried Chicken maybe.

Not sold on the Steak Fried Steak.

Posted by: Crazy Miklos Tzampotli Family Fun Park and self-serve open tequila bar at December 05, 2021 01:49 AM (QzkSJ)

699 AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

They'll never let this shit end.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:49 AM (AlkyK)

Granted- but it might save some old folks lives better than their phoney gene therapy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:50 AM (csEWM)

700 ADE = Antibody dependent enhancement. It's when antibodies fail to neutralize a pathogen they target, and instead actually enhance the ability of the pathogen to infect.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:46 AM (Mzdiz)
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Thanks.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:50 AM (AlkyK)

701 Maybe, this might give natural immunity to enough people that it ends this shit.
Posted by: Aetius451AD


You are more optimistic than I. The bug is the vehicle for control. We will have "variants" forever. All will require more and more loss of freedom.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 01:50 AM (r1z5A)

702 Yup, I have a few. One that I have has a wicked flame along the entire surface of the fingerboard made up of different color pearl inlays. Its cool looking, but I can't play it because I can't figure out where the hell I am on the neck with all the inlays. lol. The funny thing is on a classical guitar there are no dot markers of any kind, and I always seem to know where I am, but on this V all the inlays are dizzying.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 05, 2021 01:47 AM (VwHCD)

This one was pretty plain. Mostly an ivory-colored body, pretty much unadorned. Looked like what a Junior Hair Band might start with.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:51 AM (P3gRi)

703 Another gorgeous example:

https://tinyurl.com/mwatcm9j

I miss two tone paint schemes.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:52 AM (csEWM)

704 I find hilarious in a sad way that the same people who rail against genetically engineered food line up for mRNA vaxes.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 01:52 AM (iXJM1)

705
If we stopped everything right now, and let Moronic rip through (provided there is no "delayed ADE" -- Vanden Bossche is worried the "mild symptoms" could be an illusion -- only time will tell on that), this thing would end.

Open up, no lockdowns no quarantines, no more vaccination, and let it rip, Moronic could be a "common cold" end state. That is, nature's mutational rolling of the dice and the current selection filters have given us an off-ramp. We should take it.

But they won't.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:52 AM (Mzdiz)

706 I find hilarious in a sad way that the same people who rail against genetically engineered food line up for mRNA vaxes.
Posted by: Just a side note

Might need a "NON-GMO HUMAN" t-shirt

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at December 05, 2021 01:54 AM (QzkSJ)

707 Fined? He should have been fired and imprisoned.
I think you misspelled "had both legs amputated like his patient that he fucked over."

Just a thought.

Posted by: NC Ref at December 05, 2021 01:54 AM (RAodA)

708 Auburn Speedster:

https://tinyurl.com/2p965j9e I like the redheads.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:49 AM (csEWM)

I think that might be a resto-mod, or else a modern reproduction. Wheels look too modern.

Auburns were fast, flashy cars for wealthy young men.

Duesenbergs were big, elegant, and fast cars for old money.

Cords were high tech, front wheel drive, V8 with supercharger, more modern styling.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:56 AM (P3gRi)

709 I think you misspelled "had both legs amputated like his patient that he fucked over."

Just a thought.
Posted by: NC Ref at December 05, 2021 01:54 AM (RAodA)
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kudos, newsletter?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:58 AM (AlkyK)

710 All this car companies would have consolidated without the depression. Auto is one of the one businesses where 3 or 4 make it long term. Big 3 in the US, 3 in Germany. The magic number.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 05, 2021 01:58 AM (SaQaK)

711 I think that might be a resto-mod, or else a modern reproduction. Wheels look too modern.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:56 AM (P3gRi)

I was thinking the same thing after I posted it that the tires looked way too wide. A lot of the pictures have them.

This looks more right:
https://tinyurl.com/ycydmfa4

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 01:59 AM (csEWM)

712 Cords were high tech, front wheel drive, V8 with supercharger, more modern styling.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 01:56 AM (P3gRi)
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The Cord in the original Topper movie was frickin' awesome.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 01:59 AM (AlkyK)

713 I'd say a few of those santas have dirt basements...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:00 AM (5G5QC)

714 Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 05, 2021 01:58 AM (SaQaK)

Germany has four.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 02:00 AM (iXJM1)

715 But they won't.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 01:52 AM (Mzdiz)

Yup.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 02:01 AM (4I/2K)

716 Hey Horde, just stopping by late on a Saturday night, I liked the joke!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 02:02 AM (a4EWo)

717 Hey Horde, just stopping by late on a Saturday night, I liked the joke!
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz


Tips hat at Ms. Schultz.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 02:03 AM (r1z5A)

718 Is there a more annoying spokeswoman than Kate McKinnon?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 02:04 AM (iXJM1)

719 Is there a more annoying spokeswoman than Kate McKinnon?
Posted by: Just a side note

Are you hiring?

Posted by: trans-Gilbert Gottfried at December 05, 2021 02:05 AM (QzkSJ)

720 I'd say a few of those santas have dirt basements...
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:00 AM (5G5QC)
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One of my professors when I was in the CSUN Theater department worked his way thru college by rewiring people's houses. As this was in Chicago, he worked in a lot of places that had damp earth basements. He electrocuted himself so many times, that, by the time I knew him, he had an amazing collection of physical tics. If you didn't know him, it could be hard to look at him. He was known to my friends as "10K Bellman".

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:07 AM (AlkyK)

721
Tips hat at Ms. Schultz.
Posted by: Some Rat

doffs

ONE DOFFS

Posted by: Miklos, of the Austro-Hungarian Old School at December 05, 2021 02:07 AM (QzkSJ)

722 Well, it's midnight, and I need to get an early start tomorrow. Better hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 05, 2021 02:07 AM (P3gRi)

723 718 Is there a more annoying spokeswoman than Kate McKinnon?
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 02:04 AM (iXJM1)

Ultimate Fuckstick Stephen Colbert. James Corden. Amy Schumer. Kamala Harris. David Hogg. Greta Thuneberg. Melissa McCarthy. Etc, etc, etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:08 AM (csEWM)

724 Is there a more annoying spokeswoman than Kate McKinnon?
Posted by: Just a side note

What's in your chamber?

Posted by: A. Baldwin for CapitalOne at December 05, 2021 02:08 AM (QzkSJ)

725 Night AOP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:08 AM (csEWM)

726 Goodnight AOP. Time for me to ZZZ out too.

Posted by: Count de Monet, Unvaccinated Meatbag at December 05, 2021 02:09 AM (4I/2K)

727 Nighters, AOP

Posted by: Miklos, eyelids drooping even more than usual at December 05, 2021 02:09 AM (QzkSJ)

728 Pixy's up!

Posted by: m at December 05, 2021 02:10 AM (6dJKT)

729 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:08 AM (csEWM)

I was referring to her Verizon commercials.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 02:10 AM (iXJM1)

730 Eddie Rickenbacker's autobiography details his experiences in building racing cars and the Indy 500 track along with his youth and war stories. He raced against Deusenbergs. Oh and building an airline. So amazing. Check it out, I love re-reading it.

Posted by: NC Ref at December 05, 2021 02:11 AM (RAodA)

731 Night Count.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:11 AM (csEWM)

732 doffs

ONE DOFFS
Posted by: Miklos, of the Austro-Hungarian Old School


Sir, here in AMERICA, we merely tip our hats...No putting on airs here. Nope, by golly.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 05, 2021 02:11 AM (r1z5A)

733 Sir, here in AMERICA, we merely tip our hats...No putting on airs here. Nope, by golly.
Posted by: Some Rat

Old ways are best ways

Posted by: Miklos, checking supply of moustache wax at December 05, 2021 02:12 AM (QzkSJ)

734 I was referring to her Verizon commercials.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 05, 2021 02:10 AM (iXJM1)

I know- just could not resist.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:14 AM (csEWM)

735 Eddie Rickenbacker's autobiography details his experiences in building racing cars and the Indy 500 track along with his youth and war stories. He raced against Deusenbergs. Oh and building an airline. So amazing. Check it out, I love re-reading it.
Posted by: NC Ref at December 05, 2021 02:11 AM (RAodA)
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94th Aero Squadron is a fun restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. Check it out if you're ever there, especially on a Sunday morning when you can sit out by the runway and see the small plane pilots doing touch-and-gos.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:15 AM (AlkyK)

736 94th Aero Squadron is a fun restaurant in the San Fernando Valley. Check it out if you're ever there, especially on a Sunday morning when you can sit out by the runway and see the small plane pilots doing touch-and-gos.
Posted by: Captain Obvious

Been to the one in San Diego, good lunch.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:18 AM (5G5QC)

737 So I'm supposed to visit my folks in Paso Robles for Christmas. Could you Cali folks clue me in on what I might have to deal with when I cross the border? Are there Covid tests/do I have to show my vaxx papers to enter CA? By auto....

Posted by: NC Ref at December 05, 2021 02:21 AM (RAodA)

738 Been to the one in San Diego, good lunch.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

I want to come for Fly Like Vikings Day

Posted by: Miklos adds to list at December 05, 2021 02:21 AM (QzkSJ)

739 So I'm supposed to visit my folks in Paso Robles for Christmas. Could you Cali folks clue me in on what I might have to deal with when I cross the border? Are there Covid tests/do I have to show my vaxx papers to enter CA? By auto....
Posted by: NC Ref

The black leather trenchcoats they wear at The border checkpoints are actually vegan sustainable BetterThanLeather, if that helps.

Posted by: Free Range Miklos at December 05, 2021 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)

740 The black leather trenchcoats they wear at The border checkpoints are actually vegan sustainable BetterThanLeather, if that helps.
Posted by: Free Range Miklos at December 05, 2021 02:24 AM (QzkSJ)
---------
*gets out thing that looks like torture device but turns out to be hanger for trench coat.*

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:25 AM (AlkyK)

741 Mercedes, BMW, VW.
What is Number 4? And if the answer is Porsche or Audi nope... Audi and Porsche and VW are 1 company.

Posted by: Joe XiDen - I miss the Delta Variant at December 05, 2021 02:29 AM (SaQaK)

742 I want to come for Fly Like Vikings Day
Posted by: Miklos

Crash and burn first, then rape and pillage.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 05, 2021 02:29 AM (5G5QC)

743 Crash and burn first, then rape and pillage.
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings

Logical

Posted by: Miklos, who should probably do his drinking from the safety of the tower at December 05, 2021 02:30 AM (QzkSJ)

744 *gets out thing that looks like torture device but turns out to be hanger for trench coat.*
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:25 AM (AlkyK)

*golfclap for the reference*

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:31 AM (csEWM)

745 And so, to bed.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:33 AM (AlkyK)

746 745 And so, to bed.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at December 05, 2021 02:33 AM (AlkyK)

What shall we talk about?*

*night Cap'n.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:34 AM (csEWM)

747 *clocks out of thread*

Posted by: Miklos, checking watch at December 05, 2021 02:39 AM (QzkSJ)

748 Need some Horde advice. Hubs is finding it really difficult climb into bed now. It is a high four poster with a king mattress on top of twin box springs. What is the easiest way to lower the height of the bed, do they make box springs that are not so thick, obviously a thinner mattress would help too. Does anybody have any recommendations? Maybe I'll just scrap the four poster for now and buy a cheap king platform bed.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 02:41 AM (a4EWo)

749
Same problem with my mother. Bed was too high. We got her one of those adjustable beds (remote control, foot and head lifts). There are no box springs, and the feet are adjustable height. We set it pretty low for her, and it works well for her.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 02:47 AM (Mzdiz)

750 Santa #6 is a lady.

Posted by: DaveinMA at December 05, 2021 02:51 AM (EXQ3n)

751 Debby, have you tried a makeshift ramp or step? I am not really familiar with the situation, just throwing out ideas.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 05, 2021 02:53 AM (csEWM)

752 Hi, DDS! Sorry things are not-so-great now...

Easiest solution is get a plain bedframe, transfer box/mattress stack onto that. Called a "hollywood frame" I believe. Cheap, too. Check thrift stores, they usually have them.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:00 AM (dB4Iz)

753 DDS, not sure what problems Hubs is having, but furniture stores carry portable steps for high beds. Not that you need to carry them around, but you can place them wherever is most convenient.

Posted by: Fou Troll at December 05, 2021 03:06 AM (HLwmB)

754 Aetius, Thanks, he is getting more unsteady on his feet, so I don't think steps or a ramp are a good idea, I need something the right height for him to sit on, most platform beds are pretty low to the ground and I worry that he will have difficulty getting up from a really low position too. JQ, Thank you too, I just want to be sure that he doesn't bang his shins off an exposed metal frame. publius, how much of a budget buster is the adjustable bed? I just bought a new washing machine this morning so it is becoming a pricier than usual December.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 03:10 AM (a4EWo)

755 Steps are difficult for my hubby. Our regular bed was a good height for him but... upstairs! (We did eventually install a stairlift because bath is upstairs and lift was cheaper/faster than adding a bath!)

We sleep on the guest bed now, main floor. It's a converted waterbed-- frame rails removed and mattress-only on plywood platform. (There's a row of drawers underneath) Top of mattress is 24 inches from floor.

It's perfect for hubby and quite comfortable, even without boxsprings. Good mattress! Serta, I think.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:15 AM (dB4Iz)

756 Fou Troll, I just looked them up, maybe a single wide step stool would be at least a temporary solution. I still think that I need to get him a better bed.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 03:16 AM (a4EWo)

757 JQ, I hope that things are going okay for you, you have retired, yes?? How is your hubby doing?

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 03:19 AM (a4EWo)

758 Oh, about the metal frame-- our frame is only 8 inches high. It's 1 inch angle iron, so box spring is held 7 inches above the floor.

No shin bumping, though I *have* stubbed my toe on the caster before...

Always something gonna get ya, LOL

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:22 AM (dB4Iz)

759 >> publius, how much of a budget buster is the adjustable bed?

Debby, I want to say the cost was around $1800. There was a sale going on, too. She loves the bed. It's low enough that she can sit on nicely from the floor and get out of it. She has balance problems big time. She had been using a step thing, but she fell one time with that.

The bed has this "zero-g" position that raises the head and a foot to a preset point. She hits that, then adjusts it from there. When she wants to get up, she hits the "return to flat" button, and can easily get out.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (Mzdiz) at December 05, 2021 03:23 AM (Mzdiz)

760 Thanks for asking, DDS-- Yes, I 'retired' because I wasn't allowed any more Personal Leave of Absence and hubby needed constant supervision. (took 6 months of leave, after running out all FMLA). Put in 27 years at that jerb. Don't know how LOL.

Hubby is doing much better than his Dr's expected! He has... who knows? Maybe a year, perhaps even 3, so they say now.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:28 AM (dB4Iz)

761 Simple bed frame, new. Link goes to HomeDepot:

tinyurl.com/yckk9wfz

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:32 AM (dB4Iz)

762 About a month or three after the fact I got a ticket in the e-mail from France, for going 114 in a 100 zone, khp, not mph. Long arm of the law.
Posted by: Javems

Send them a Jerry Lewis movie.

Posted by: JT at December 05, 2021 03:41 AM (arJlL)

763 Thanks JQ, I am off to bed hopefully to sleep.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 03:42 AM (a4EWo)

764 "Send them a Jerry Lewis movie."

Heh, reminds me of one of his (much!) older recordings...

Sunday driving, Sunday driving
Up the steepest hill I'm striving
I'm not quitting
'Til I'm sitting
On the very top...

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:45 AM (dB4Iz)

765 Good night, DDS. Pleasant dreams!

.
.

Hi JT!

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:46 AM (dB4Iz)

766 publius, Thank you too, hubs mental condition won't allow him to operate any controls to adjust it himself so that seems like kind of a pricey option.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at December 05, 2021 03:51 AM (a4EWo)

767 DDS, if you're still here-----

If you get that simple frame w/casters, be sure to also get some rubber 'cups' to put under the wheels. Keeps the darned thing from rolling around! Well, unless you *want* to be able to move the bed *very* easily.

Anyway, g'night again.

Posted by: JQ at December 05, 2021 03:59 AM (dB4Iz)

768 There's been alot of sad things happening. ain't gonna let myself get drowned in all that!

Posted by: tech goon at December 05, 2021 04:55 AM (Bm/pz)

769 Facebook Messenger is getting a built-in bill splitting feature

https://tinyurl.com/mrnh2fs7

Posted by: tech goon at December 05, 2021 05:00 AM (Bm/pz)

770 [link=https://tinyurl.com/mrnh2fs7/]Facebook[/link] Messenger is getting a built-in bill splitting feature

Posted by: tech goon at December 05, 2021 05:01 AM (Bm/pz)

771 Good Morning Morons.

Posted by: Vic at December 05, 2021 05:59 AM (mpXpK)

772 About the last five Saturdays I've consumed some amount of college football, primarily SEC. One of the post-game rituals is when the coaches meet in the middle of the field among a scrum of players, media, and various staff. Usually it's a densely packed scene. The coaches are always accompanied by state troopers wearing those big Smokey The Bear hats.

What I began to notice was that NO ONE was wearing masks except the troopers. Really looked silly.

Yesterday in Atlanta the troopers were finally mask free.

Progress?

Posted by: Just sayin' at December 05, 2021 06:28 AM (jYQlA)

773 I read my wife the Saturday Night Joke. She thought it was hilarious. So I asked her, "How many dolls would you have crocheted in our marriage?"

"None", was her quick reply. I smiled that she was so happy. Then she said, "I have never learned how to crochet."

Posted by: EMIL WARREN TURNER at December 05, 2021 08:56 AM (nAWZ8)

Saturday Evening Movie Thread - 12/4/2021 [TheJamesMadison]

Tone Across a Franchise


In my long quest to watch every single surviving John Ford film (there are about 80 of them), I've been taking detours in between just to break up the task. I decided, just because I had the films on my shelves and hadn't reviewed them yet, to give both the Batman films and the Robocop films a go, and I came away with some thoughts.

What we think of the Batman movie franchise really began with 1989's Tim Burton film and ended with Joel Schumacher's Batman & Robin in 1997 before going dormant for a few years to be revived by Christopher Nolan with Batman Begins That eight year period from 89 to 97 saw a massive change in how Warner Brothers wanted to portray the titular character on screen. In a similar vein, the first Robocop film was Paul Verhoeven's movie in 1987, and the series only lasted two more movies with 1993's Robocop 3 before becoming completely defunct to be resuscitated poorly in 2014 as another IP for a studio to try and mine for profit once again in the 2010s.

The same thing happened to both of these franchises: They started out aimed at more mature audiences and went kid friendly. Batman was dark and brooding while Robocop was deeply satirical and violent. How did these end up with the glorified toy commercials that ended the franchises? What happened to the tones of the films that the people loved?

The 80s and Sequels


There are a lot of people my generation who hold up the 80s as the greatest decade in film (my personal opinion puts it on the 50s, but that's another matter). It's full of the kinds of classics that dominated my generation's childhood from adventure films like Back to the Future to action films like Lethal Weapon. However, there was something else going on in Hollywood that was becoming increasingly obvious as the decade went on that Hollywood was in the business of properties, not movies.

Sequels and remakes have been a thing in Hollywood since forever. From The Thin Man movies to the Charlie Chan adventures to the Planet of the Apes movies to the Universal Horror cinematic universe (to adopt a modern phrase), Hollywood has always had an eye for finding a movie with some kind of sequel potential and trying to exploit it. However, it was always the understanding that sequels got smaller and made less money. They were generally sops to a series of fan bases that the studios never took too seriously but knew they could make some bank on. They were more interested in finding whatever would make money next, not just relying on established properties to do everything.

What changed in the 80s was the change in attitude towards the properties at the studios disposal. A change in thinking about how the intellectual property of a recognizable brand was actually a huge asset in terms of selling a new movie brought on by the huge success of the Star Wars sequels. "The dopey little space fantasy from that werido George Lucas made money? And the sequel? And he helped make it happen again with Indiana Jones? We can do that too!"

What followed was the ramping up over the decade of studios trying to create their own franchises, opening doors in movies like First Blood for sequels when the source novels had the main character die. Or taking random scripts and plopping existing heroes into them like what happened with the Die Hard franchise. The money train was rolling, and studios were going to make that cash one way or another.

Children


Something interesting happened as time went on, though.

Some of these movies that were successful enough in theaters to get sequels ended up developing fan bases that were decidedly younger than the original fans were aimed at. Like, ta-da, the Batman and Robocop franchises.

This is most pronounced when talking about Robocop, though. The original film was an original script written by Ed Neumier and directed by Paul Verhoeven, a Dutch filmmaker. It was a gory, bloody film of excess satirizing corporate culture of the 80s while reveling in the aforementioned violence as well as its own share of sex. The second film was...well...it's a mess of studio interference with moments to shine, but it doesn't work. By the time the studio got around to making a third film, though, they looked at their marketing research. It had been more than four years since the first film came out, and the kids loved Robocop. They had made toys, video games, and even a Saturday morning cartoon show that aired in 1988. The fan base was leaning very young, for this franchise that began with scenes like the below:


So what to do? Why, make the third film kid-friendly, of course! It's a great plan! It can't fail!

It failed, by the way. Critically, at least. It made $47 million off of a $22 million budget, which might have been enough for a small profit considering Hollywood accounting, but the critical reaction was awful. There has never been any sort of reappraisal of the movie either because it's simply not worth it. It's a terrible movie that largely misses the appeal of the first film (there's one moment that gets it, but really only one) while watering down the feel of the first film to nothing. What people loved about the first Robocop was, in part, its satirical tone, and by the time Robocop is bonding with a little black girl in the projects of Detroit, it's gone.

The more spectacular example is the Batman movies of the 80s and 90s. Tim Burton began with a combination of film noir and comic book that used exaggerated set design and harsh lighting to create a seedy world in which a man in a rubber suit beat up criminals. With the success of the first film, Warner Brothers gave him complete control for the second, and he ended up creating a dark film about duality set during Christmas where Danny DeVito spits black goo out of his mouth as he dies in his grotesque Penguin makeup.


McDonald's was not pleased.

Why were they not pleased? Because how do you sell toys of the grotesqueries on display to children? Did Warner Brothers not know that Batman was for kids? Sure, the first film may have been dark and scary, but that doesn't matter. Make this behemoth of a franchise more kid-friendly! With Batman Returns making less money than the first one as well, it became an easy decision to simply not invite Tim Burton back for a third film.

They brought on Joel Schumacher, director of The Lost Boys, and when Michael Keaton, star of the first two movies, dropped out as well, replaced by Val Kilmer, Schumacher felt free to break as fully from the Burton films as he could. That wasn't just about changing the visual look of the film (the production design of Gotham City became much more fantastical), it extended to tone as well.< br>
Burton's films, the ones that were so successful that they relaunched the superhero genre completely on their own after the diminishment of the Superman films, were dark and brooding affairs that used heavy shadows visually and tried to take the characters seriously. Schumacher's films did just about none of those things.

What Schumacher ended up doing was making "comic books" as he called them. Not comic book movies, but comic books. He had this idea of garish colors, silly antagonists, and then some level of seriousness around the protagonists that he could never follow through on fully because the movies around them were so inherently silly. There was a massive clash of tone within the films, but they also deviated wildly from the tones of the films that had preceded them. The antagonists were heightened in more comic ways, the visual palate was brighter, and generally the material was simply taken less seriously. Was that why people had started showing up to the theaters in 1989?

No Rules


These sorts of changes can work, of course. The James Bond series has evolved through the years to affect different cultural and cinematic trends, starting with Connery's grounded tales, evolving into Moore's campy displays of gadgets and babes, turning into the grim determination of Dalton that touched on real world stuff ever so slightly, morphing into the more fantastical Brosnan adventures, and finally becoming the interconnected mega-budgets action films of the Craig era. What the Broccoli family has done over the decades with Bond, though, is chasing trends. The Bond movies are not trend setters in the action movie world, they're followers, adapting existing intellectual property to changing mores to try and keep it fresh.

That's not what the producers on the Robocop and Batman films were doing, though. They were devolving a franchise into merchandizing potential over any kind of storytelling. It's less that they were abandoning the things that made the originals appealing (though that's definitely part of it), but that they were sidestepping any kind of storytelling concerns in order to maximize profits in synergistic ways. It's turning a storytelling medium into one part of a product line, robbing the creatives of any way to explore the characters in interesting directions. Could Joel Schumacher have made something good with Batman? Maybe, I'm not his biggest fan, but I don't think it's impossible. Could there have been more great stories to tell about Delta City for Robocop to navigate? Probably.

But other concerns took over.

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:

Benedetta

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:

Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (Rating 4/4) Full Review "I love this film. It really is one of the best depictions of Batman on screen, and I'm really glad I finally revisited it." [Personal Collection]

The Informer (Rating 4/4) Full Review "The Informer is a brilliant film. A great work from a practiced hand, using an extremely strong script by Dudley Nichols and great performances from everyone involved, John Ford made a small masterpiece." [Library]

Stagecoach (Rating 4/4) Full Review "It's also a bit of a crowd pleaser with high quality action and likeable, not just interesting, characters. There's a reason it helped kick off the Golden Age of the Western in Hollywood." [Personal Collection]

The Plough and the Stars (Rating 3/4) Full Review "Anchored mostly by Stanwyck, this is a good little film that really deserves some reappraisal." [Library]

Wee Willie Winkie (Rating 2.5/4) Full Review "The overtly naive ending as well feels nice in the moment but ultimately feels kind of unrealistic upon reflection, but that's not what Shirley Temple movies were really for. They were for light entertainment starring a precocious and talented child." [Library]

Submarine Patrol (Rating 4/4) Full Review "I absolutely love this movie. It's a bit of a travesty that it seems to have been completely forgotten." [YouTube]

Steamboat Round the Bend (Rating 3/4) Full Review "It really could have used a rewrite in its middle section, a section that dragged the film down a good bit, but that ending is really something else, a madcap race with real stakes and cut quickly for an all around good time. It really won me over by the end." [Library]

Mary of Scotland (Rating 2/4) Full Review "It's handsome and fairly dull. Never digging deeply enough into characters or events to elicit much interest, led by a woman who seems to feel like acting is beneath her. This is far from John Ford's finest work in the 30s, but it's ultimately passable. Barely, though." [YouTube]

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1 Hmm

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (nLrWw)

2 1939 was the greatest year of movies by a long shot.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (QqY+m)

3 Time machine?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (kTF2Z)

4 Someone even nuded

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (nLrWw)

5 Top ten yo!

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (ufFY8)

6 Something to see Fredo out ...

https://youtu.be/bLxQCc8eQX0?t=877

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (nLrWw)

7 Been watching Bond movies on the Pluto 007 channel.

Entertaining.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (ufFY8)

8 The CNN statement says the investigation has discovered additional information.

Heh.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (AwPyG)

9 Oops .. thought I was on Ace's thread ... I'll see myself out ...

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (nLrWw)

10 I re watched The Gentlemen last week. Guy Ritchie did an excellent job and I don't know of a movie where every actor did as good a job as they did. I came away with a totally different opinion of Hugh Grant as an actor. I always thought he was one dimensional . His performance was Oscar worthy.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (QqY+m)

11 Kids like adult seeming things: thus the success of Terminator and Predator.

Honestly T2 probably found the best way to skate the knife's edge of adult/children.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (csEWM)

12 In the 80's when Producers, Director's and cast were doing a ton of Cocaine, Movies were good, Hell part of the budget went to COKE, Now Stoners are in charge and the Movies SUUUUUUCCCCKKKK

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (dKiJG)

13 Good evening everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (mD/uy)

14 Stomp dat ewok!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (DTX3h)

15 Valley Girls is on, might watch it awhile

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (2JoB8)

16 Ronny Cox always made a great bad guy.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (PiwSw)

17 That Bruce Willis picture reminds me of everything I hated about Die Hard 2. The 30+ second fuse time on the grenades is just one tiny note.

The first movie was of course awesome. The third was enjoyable. The fourth was a strange combination of a really good movie and a really bad one. And not a well-mixed combination either, it went from good to bad and back several times.

But man, that second was a stinker. Spoiler alert: Jet fuel lying on snow is well below its flash point. Not only would you have a hell of a time lighting it, but it wouldn't burn along the trail at 200+ mph.

And yeah, I know, the first isn't the most plausible movie in the cold light of day, but there were only two real "oh, come on" moments for me. DH2 consisted mostly of them.

Posted by: JPS at December 04, 2021 08:00 PM (D++Xq)

18 12 In the 80's when Producers, Director's and cast were doing a ton of Cocaine, Movies were good, Hell part of the budget went to COKE, Now Stoners are in charge and the Movies SUUUUUUCCCCKKKK
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (dKiJG)

I do not think it is just that. We are seeing a confluence of both commie indoctrination and corporate studios wanting to sell toys and seats in theaters. So everything is for kids, which ironically kids do not want to watch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:00 PM (csEWM)

19 Not that anybody cares. Milady Jo and I have been watching Christmas movies now, mostly. Some movies I think, oh, that's too silly or dumb, and we just watched it last year. Then we watch it again, and I'm glad we did.

Night before last we watched Earnest Saves Christmas, and last night we watched The Santa Clause (Tim Allen). Much could be said about either one, but two things stand out to me.

A) Both movies had great Santa Clauses, right up there with Edmund Gwenn (Miracle on 34th, the real one).

2) Both had Santa as a job passed along over the centuries. Earnest has Santa coming to Florida to recruit his replacement. Santa Clause had Santa slip off a rooftop and die from the fall - which has always been disturbing.

Posted by: mindful webworker - Ho^3 at December 04, 2021 08:00 PM (GxM4+)

20 I think one of the big problems with the current movie houses is the move to merchandizing.

Perfect example is the area at Disneyland that is devoted to the awful star wars prequels--you could shoot a cannon off in there.

It very similar to everything else that's happening nowadays--they think they can persuade people that certain politicians or actors are popular, even though they aren't. They think they have the ability to force us to love their "big hits" even though they aren't very good

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:00 PM (AwPyG)

21 Risen, I really enjoyed this movie and not well know movie about a Roman Soldier investigation trying to find Jesus's Body.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (dKiJG)

22 I am gobsmacked by the veritable hurricane of weekend posts.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (VxC1e)

23 @19

Maybe Santa moonlights as Dread Pirate Roberts

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (AwPyG)

24 Think I seen most of the Bat Man movies that have been out awhile at least once but not twice.

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (2JoB8)

25 Please tell me there was a RoboCop lunchbox and plushie.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

26 23 @19

Maybe Santa moonlights as Dread Pirate Roberts
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (AwPyG)


Inconceivable!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (PiwSw)

27 Die Hard 2 = John Wick 2

My two biggest sequel disappointments.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (QqY+m)

28 Robocop almost made the Ford Taurus cool.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:03 PM (VxC1e)

29 Svengoolie: The Crawling Eye.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 08:03 PM (ufFY8)

30 but that they were sidestepping any kind of storytelling concerns in order to maximize profits in synergistic ways.

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Did you just say synergistic? Go sit in the corner.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (kTF2Z)

31 And he helped make it happen again with Indiana Jones? We can do that too!"

Right on!

Posted by: Reno Williams at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (kOpft)

32 27 Die Hard 2 = John Wick 2

My two biggest sequel disappointments.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (QqY+m)

Matrix 2. *mic drop*

Actually, Die Hard fought back against the tide with 3. And compared to the rest of the field DH2 is not THAT bad.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (csEWM)

33 Links are bad.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (hVqGz)

34 I watched Mary of Scotland the other night and enjoyed it, although it was not Oscar-worthy by any stretch. There was some primo scenery chewing by Frederick March and Florence Eldridge, and Katherine was affecting (not affected!) as Mary.

Knox, of course, was a dick.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 I saw Gbostbusters: Afterlife in the theater and didn't feel cheated. Now I'm thinking of seeing Nightmare Alley. I love the '40s - '50s noirs so I'm hoping for the best.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (FVME7)

36 Synergistic?

Shouldn't you be somewhere writing mission statements?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (ufFY8)

37 I'd buy that for a dollar!

I'm a repeat offender, I repeat! I will offend again!

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (rz+/y)

38 70's is my favorite decade of movies. Probably because that's when I became a movie watcher.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:06 PM (QqY+m)

39 Schumacher' Batman had nipples. NIPPLES!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:06 PM (VxC1e)

40 Svengoolie: The Crawling Eye.
Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

As good as that may be, once MST3K has roasted it I just can't watch them.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:07 PM (rz+/y)

41 Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (csEWM)

You are correct. Add in Matrix 2 to my list.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:07 PM (QqY+m)

42 1945 noir Leave Her To Heaven on TCM right now.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 08:07 PM (ufFY8)

43 Links are all wonky, or am I doing something wrong?

Posted by: Creek at December 04, 2021 08:08 PM (29OXW)

44 33 Links are bad.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at December 04, 2021 08:04 PM (hVqGz)

===

Eek. I forget to update the IMDb links. My bad. Can't really fix em now.

Sorry.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (o7bkq)

45 Clarence Bodikker is one of the most memorable villains in all of cinema for me. I really hated that guy.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (rz+/y)

46 Kids got into stuff because they would run the PG versions of the films on TV. On the other side, latchkey kids were watching the uncut versions on cable.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (EpDzw)

47 In the 80's when Producers, Director's and cast were doing a ton of Cocaine

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They were Shakespearean. Sound and fury signifying nothing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (FVME7)

48 They have greenlit a sequel to Keanu Reeves' 47 Ronin. A film whose original run lost over $70 million and also didn't really leave room for a sequel.

So unlike the John Wick films it can only go up.

And the late 80s early 90s were weird. Rambo had a cartoon and there were toys aimed at kids for Aliens and Predator in toy isles, right next to GI Joe which was doing its own weird psudo WWII spinoff thing.

Posted by: Bete at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (Ojki1)

49 It's interesting the sort of cross pollination which affects all entertainment. Book to comic book to movie to tv series to toys to video game. Then there's the movie to comic to toys. Video game to movie. FREAKING EMOJIS TO MOVIE!! You get the point.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (r1z5A)

50 Currently watching War Wagon.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (qpolg)

51 o7bkq)

45 Clarence Bodikker is one of the most memorable villains in all of cinema for me. I really hated that guy.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (rz+/y)

Reminds me of Red on Thats 70's Show.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (QqY+m)

52 An 80's movie that begged for a sequel: Buckaroo Banzai

Also, more recently, Dread with Urban.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (rz+/y)

53 Chris Gore has interesting analyses of moviemaking trends (he's on YT) and he is right that makers of blockbusters had one box to check off -- [X] Fun!

Now the list includes representation, inoffensiveness, pandering to the international market, etc.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (Dc2NZ)

54 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm IMDB link goes to IMDB page-The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (sAmhv)

55 I just looked... yes, eBay has "Battlefield Earth" toys.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (PiwSw)

56 You know who didn't let merchandising get in the way of artistry? Kathleen Kennedy.

She made sure that her Star Wars movies would move absolutely no merchandise whatsoever. None.

Rose Tico collectibles anyone? *snort*

Such integrity you rarely see in Hollywood anymore.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:12 PM (VxC1e)

57 Currently watching War Wagon.
Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (qpolg)

I though Nitro Glycerin was the most dangerous thing in the world as a kid thanks to War Wagon.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (QqY+m)

58 52 An 80's movie that begged for a sequel: Buckaroo Banzai

Also, more recently, Dread with Urban.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (rz+/y)

*lays collateral on the table*

Dread was a far better movie than Buckaroo Banzai.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (csEWM)

59 The DCAU might have made the DC superheroes more kid-friendly, but it also had the most intelligent writing and characterization of anything related to DC.

And yes, BM:TAS was totally responsible for the "Batman doesn't use guns and doesn't kill people" thing that became canon for the character, to the point where it's a plot point in Christopher Nolan's films. (Burton's Batman killed a LOT of people.)

As far as I'm concerned, Kevin Conroy IS Batman. Mark Hamill IS the Joker. Michael Ansara IS Mr. Freeze. Etc etc etc.

If you say, "But, but, but, Jared Leto" please stop talking.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (OU+8W)

60 When I watched "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" the other night, I was struck by how American the movie is. It's just a fun heist movie that has recognizable characters and gorgeous Montana scenery. It doesn't try to appeal to everyone and that's why it does have broad appeal.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

61 Rose Tico collectibles anyone? *snort*

Such integrity you rarely see in Hollywood anymore.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43)

Yet I guarantee a Rose Tico action figure will command big bucks in 20 yrs!

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (r1z5A)

62 Welp, I think I have a new favorite movie to squeak into my Top Ten.

I'll have to see it again to be sure, but if you've got The Criterion Channel, then turn it on to see:

"Throw Down" a film by Johnnie To.

This is a wonderful, heartfelt, entertaining film about 3 people who's lives collide together in Hong Kong. A judo champion turned barely functioning alcoholic, who runs a night club for a gangster but is stealing from him. A young judo fighter, who challenges everyone he can. Though he especially wants to challenge the ex-champ. And a young woman singer, who's trying to break into show biz any way she can.

They meet. collide, and bond together in unexpected ways. The ending is perfect and your liable to be smiling all the way through.

To is a Chinese director who is a huge fan of Kurosawa and this is his tribute to the Japanese master. It's also a great judo movie(!). The fights are thrilling, exciting, surprising and some times humorous in their go for the throat but respectful intensity.

Though a Chinese movie with subtitles, you will be surprised how much "Throw Down" resembles the best buddy pictures that once came out of old Hollywood.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (5NkmN)

63 Dread was a far better movie than Buckaroo Banzai.
Posted by: Aetius451AD

Yes. Yes, it was. I'd love to see it but I think it did poorly in its original release.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (rz+/y)

64 Kim Basinger absolutely killed Batman for me. Could she do nothing outside of that lame-ass scream the whole movie? Ugh. I saw the Kilmer one, mainly because he was hot and I like Jim Carey back then. That one was the beginning of the end for my Carrey fandom, although Liar, Liar holds up IMO.

Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (xQ19v)

65 60 When I watched "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" the other night, I was struck by how American the movie is. It's just a fun heist movie that has recognizable characters and gorgeous Montana scenery. It doesn't try to appeal to everyone and that's why it does have broad appeal.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

Who died better Jeff or Dustin?

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (yrol0)

66 meh, movies ... (no offense intended ... ) ...

bezos had original Die Hard on dvd for 3 bucks ... so we will watch it on Christmas eve ...
& I'll buy that for a dollar !

g'night everyone !
see ya on tha Pixy thread maybe ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (03BbD)

67 Conan The Destroyer is another 80s sequel with a change in tone. I rewatched this a couple of years ago. Got about 30 minutes in and said "What were they thinking" right before I clicked it off.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (xPl2J)

68 56 Oh, there were toys, and we paid out the ass to license them.

Posted by: Hasbro accountant in charge of write-offs at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (Ojki1)

69 16 Ronny Cox always made a great bad guy.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (PiwSw)
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He does! Because he's intelligent and evil as a bad guy.

George Kennedy was like a big angry ball of pissedoffedness as the bad guy in T&L.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (Dc2NZ)

70 Eaverybodies talking at me

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (yrol0)

71 Robocop in WWF matches was bizarre.

Posted by: Lrrr at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (jIL4c)

72 An 80's movie that begged for a sequel: Buckaroo Banzai

From what I've read, "Big Trouble in Little China" was that sequel.

Obviously mutated through the Hollywood process.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (5NkmN)

73 Yes. Yes, it was. I'd love to see it but I think it did poorly in its original release.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (rz+/y)

It was great (plus, Anderson was a hottie.) I cannot imagine it cost that much money to make.

Cult favorite.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (csEWM)

74 Also, more recently, Dread with Urban.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (rz+/y)
That movie I heard is even better in 3D, it wasn't marketed very well either

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (dKiJG)

75 When I watched "Thunderbolt and Lightfoot" the other night

Jeffrey Lewis was great.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (rz+/y)

76 Yep, as a kid I thought nitro was the most dangerous thing in the world.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (qpolg)

77 die hard took a strong anti american turn, in the second one, because rennie harlin got much flak for pro american sentiments, plus it ripped off one of the premises of walter hill's executive decision, about a year before, a ghost squad of rogue operators,
the original source material, for diehard was that gruber was an actual terrorist, and the office tower in question was a facilitator of arms to chile, which was supposed to be a bad thing,

Posted by: no 6 at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (hMlTh)

78 Thunderball>> Never Say Never

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (yrol0)

79 And the late 80s early 90s were weird. Rambo had a cartoon and there were toys aimed at kids for Aliens and Predator in toy isles, right next to GI Joe which was doing its own weird psudo WWII spinoff thing.
Posted by: Bete at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (Ojki1)

I think part of it was you still had TV watching as a family. So, junior got to see those movies. Also, violence was never quite looked down on as much as on screen sex. Graphic violence was. But, some squibs and killings, not much of a problem.

Speaking from experience, my Dad took me to a late night screening of Jaws. I was eight.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (EpDzw)

80 71. WCW. In DC no less.

I'm not exactly thrilled I remember that, yet forget my debit card pin half the time.

Posted by: Bete at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (Ojki1)

81 I would LOVE to write the PREQUEL to the "Searchers". There is a TON of hints to an incredible backstory.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (r1z5A)

82 Okay, I think I fixed the links on my phone.

Not the easiest thing, but I blame doof.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (o7bkq)

83 I though Nitro Glycerin was the most dangerous thing in the world as a kid thanks to War Wagon.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (QqY+m)
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If it wasn't nitroglycerine, it was quick sand and/or blasting caps. That's how young Eris thought she'd depart this world.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (Dc2NZ)

84 if I am to believe the masses of marketing crappola amazzom sends me, there is a buckaroo banzai sequel out there ...

& now, really g'night ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (03BbD)

85 I saw Bonnie and Clyde with my parents at the Drive In.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:20 PM (iXJM1)

86 It always confused me as a 12-year old to see "Alien" toys, model kits, etc. in the hobby stores from a movie I was too young to see firsthand.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM (vuisn)

87 STOMP!

Posted by: andycanuck (UHVv4) at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM (UHVv4)

88 Young Nicholas Cage is pretty good in Valley Girls

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (2JoB8)

89 before burton, I had only seen the campy 60s series, he was trying for some of the gritty noir of miller's dark knight series, but there is only far you can do that in this type of film, the second borrowed from the shadowy noir with a villain right out of Fritz Lang's M, the plot was all over the place, and so was the tone, but not michelle pheiffers finest role, then again after greece 2, yikes,

Posted by: no 6 at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (hMlTh)

90 Robocop 2 didn't have Kurtwood Smith, but worse, it didn't have Paul McCrane of ER fame doing his toxic waste zombie walk and windshield splatter routine either. Sequel never stood a chance.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (+WWsf)

91 Submarine Patrol link goes to A Fistful of Dollars

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (63Dwl)

92 86 It always confused me as a 12-year old to see "Alien" toys, model kits, etc. in the hobby stores from a movie I was too young to see firsthand.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM (vuisn)

ha

I brought home VCR

Hooked to TV

Showed to Fam!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (yrol0)

93 Was Jurassic Park made to profit from the kid's dinosaur craze or other way around?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (iXJM1)

94 The Crawling Eye is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

And actually, I don't feel all that guilty about that...

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (JzDjf)

95 We need a John Wick Christmas movie. Santa delivers John's present to the wrong house. Last mistake that fat bastard'll ever make.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (FVME7)

96 ha

I brought home VCR

Hooked to TV

Showed to Fam!
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (yrol0)

I gained much cred with friends when Dad stopped the VCR to point out the alien taking out a chunk of Yaphet's skull.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (EpDzw)

97 I love Stagecoach! I saw it not long after reading the short story "Outlaws of Poker Flat." My dad said it was a really good movie, so I sat down to watch it for a little bit with him. I figured when it got sad, I'd go read a book. Instead, I was hooked and cheered when The Kid didn't die.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (/+bwe)

98 Young Nicholas Cage is pretty good in Valley Girls
Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (2

Sound track was great.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:25 PM (iXJM1)

99 The Crawling Eye is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

And actually, I don't feel all that guilty about that...
Posted by: Just Some Guy


About any 50's sci-fi for me!

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:25 PM (r1z5A)

100 Original Valley Girl soundtrack LP is highly collectible. Used to see it going for $100+ at record shows.

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 04, 2021 08:26 PM (xPl2J)

101 It's only December 4th, but they've already started playing Christmas Story back to back. I hadn't seen it for a few years, and I've gotta say, it's still a great movie. Also, I can't be the only one who thinks the mom is hawt.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 08:26 PM (ZsR3z)

102 Are you the only person in the world who watched Robocop 3? I didn't know it existed until you mentioned it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:26 PM (PQ4Fz)

103 if I am to believe the masses of marketing crappola amazzom sends me, there is a buckaroo banzai sequel out there ...

& now, really g'night ...
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (03BbD)
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Considering what Amazon has already done to established IP (Wheel of Time) and will certainly do to other IP (Lord of the Rings), I have zero confidence they could do a proper Buckaroo Banzai adaptation. The first was just fine as it was. No need to try and improve the lore...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 08:27 PM (NQjQK)

104 Robocop is kinda sad knowing Red Foreman got tired of kicking Eric's ass, moved to Detroit and became a crime boss.

Posted by: Lrrr at December 04, 2021 08:27 PM (jIL4c)

105 Was Jurassic Park made to profit from the kid's dinosaur craze or other way around?
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (iXJM1)

Crichton had already has several successful movies made from his books. I figure it was more, "We have the technology to make this movie." Plus, sci-fi was still big.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:27 PM (EpDzw)

106 95 We need a John Wick Christmas movie. Santa delivers John's present to the wrong house. Last mistake that fat bastard'll ever make.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (FVME7)


John Wick's latest dog is sleeping on the fire grate. Santa comes down the chimney and BAM!

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (PQ4Fz)

107 The original Star Wars trilogy was aimed at the mindset of a 13-year old boy.

For the second trilogy Lucas aimed for seven-year olds. And sold a billion in merchandise.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (ZHVt1)

108 Also, I can't be the only one who thinks the mom is hawt.
Posted by: pep

You'd love her in Slapshot.

I bought a Cameo for one of the kids last year from Zack Ward who played Scut Farkis. In the Cameo he wore a coonskin cap. Funny.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (rz+/y)

109 John Lithgow made Buckaroo Banzai. Without him I don't think a sequel would be any good.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (iXJM1)

110 The first Robocop was one of the movies that turned me against Hollywood and it's mindless, gratuitous violence. The scene where the hero gets his arm blown off with a shotgun was disgusting, as was the one where the innocent guy gets killed by the robot gone awry.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (ZsR3z)

111 I'm a sucker for westerns. And murder mysteries.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (qpolg)

112 91 Submarine Patrol link goes to A Fistful of Dollars

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (63Dwl)


Here is a Y-Tube Channel that has it, and many more 30s - 60s movies, of all genres.

https://tinyurl.com/yckjmtxu

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (AMIL/)

113 BREAKING: Trump calls General Milley 'a fucking idiot'

Posted by: Mark1971 at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (xPl2J)

114 there was a robocop miniseries on sci fi, that had some of the originals texture, the second one had frank miller do an initial script this was in his deep anarchist phase,

Posted by: no 6 at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (hMlTh)

115 What's interesting is I've heard three authors who used to be screen writers all say there's no way they'd let their books be developed by Hollywood.

Sue Grafton, Robert Crais, and Matt Goldman

So; they don't like what they've seen

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (AwPyG)

116 Eaverybodies talking at me
Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (yrol0)

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Don't hear a word they're saying.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (kTF2Z)

117 Sci-fi from the 50's is only matched by the run from the late 70's into the early 90's.

Forbidden Planet and War of the Worlds are great films.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (EpDzw)

118 39 Schumacher' Batman had nipples. NIPPLES!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:06 PM (VxC1e)


Like they say, you know Hollywood is ghey when Batman and Robin have nipples but Batgirl and Wonder Woman don't.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (vuisn)

119
The Crawling Eye is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

It was the first Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode on the Comedy Channel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (63Dwl)

120 Ford's How Green Was My Valley >> Welle's Citizen Caine

Fight me. The Academy is on my side

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (ZHVt1)

121 115 What's interesting is I've heard three authors who used to be screen writers all say there's no way they'd let their books be developed by Hollywood.

Sue Grafton, Robert Crais, and Matt Goldman

So; they don't like what they've seen
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (AwPyG)

====

Frank Miller, who cowrote Robocop 2 and 3, said that the screenwriter is the fire hydrant that a dozen dogs are just waiting to piss on after his time with the franchise.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (o7bkq)

122 64 Kim Basinger absolutely killed Batman for me. Could she do nothing outside of that lame-ass scream the whole movie? Ugh. I saw the Kilmer one, mainly because he was hot and I like Jim Carey back then. That one was the beginning of the end for my Carrey fandom, although Liar, Liar holds up IMO.
Posted by: Catherine--who generally doesn't curse. at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (xQ19v)

I just re-watched LA Confidential the other night.

Kim B was deeeeelicious...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 08:32 PM (BgMrQ)

123 "The Trip" on Netflix was a fun watch.

It lives at the corner of Early Tarantino Ave. and Coen Bros Dr. edging into a psychotic episode of Looney Toons by the end.

Basically, a Swedish married couple hate each other and both have plans to murder the other on their "getaway" weekend. And then unexpectedly, things get worse...much worse and they have to cooperate...or do they?

Insanely violent dark comedy with a happy ending.

You'll either love it or hate it. I loved it.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 08:32 PM (5NkmN)

124 Like they say, you know Hollywood is ghey when Batman and Robin have nipples but Batgirl and Wonder Woman don't.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (vuisn)
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It's Hollywood, man. Everyone's a little ghey, don't ya know?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 08:33 PM (NQjQK)

125 121 Frank Miller, who cowrote Robocop 2 and 3, said that the screenwriter is the fire hydrant that a dozen dogs are just waiting to piss on after his time with the franchise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (o7bkq)


Wait, Frank Miller? Like, the Frank Miller?

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:33 PM (PQ4Fz)

126 I'm trying to decide what my top western movie is.

The Outlaw Josey Wales probably by default. Anyone else notice that the kid in TOJW looks just like the kid in Unforgiven?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:34 PM (iXJM1)

127 125 121 Frank Miller, who cowrote Robocop 2 and 3, said that the screenwriter is the fire hydrant that a dozen dogs are just waiting to piss on after his time with the franchise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (o7bkq)

Wait, Frank Miller? Like, the Frank Miller?
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:33 PM (PQ4Fz)

===

Yes, that Frank Miller, who wrote 300 and The Dark Knight Returns.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:34 PM (o7bkq)

128 113 BREAKING: Trump calls General Milley 'a fucking idiot'
Posted by: Mark1971 at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (xPl2J)
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That's my president!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:34 PM (Dc2NZ)

129 Frank Miller, who cowrote Robocop 2 and 3, said that the screenwriter is the fire hydrant that a dozen dogs are just waiting to piss on after his time with the franchise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (o7bkq)
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I don't think he's wrong about that. They also have to incorporate all of the Executive Meddling because the shows producers think they know better how to tell a story than someone who writes stories for their livelihood.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 08:34 PM (NQjQK)

130 @110: "The first Robocop was one of the movies that turned me against Hollywood and it's mindless, gratuitous violence."

Paul Verhoeven had a ten year stretch from the late '80s to late '90s where he directed: RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Starship Troopers. Kinda noteworthy that he came back around to do gratuitous Nickelodeon slime style violence satire with Starship Troopers. Very strange dude.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (+WWsf)

131 82 Okay, I think I fixed the links on my phone.

Not the easiest thing, but I blame doof.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (o7bkq)

...phew, I'm off the hook for now.

Posted by: Just Todd... at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (BgMrQ)

132 The first Robocop was one of the movies that turned me against Hollywood and it's mindless, gratuitous violence. The scene where the hero gets his arm blown off with a shotgun was disgusting, as was the one where the innocent guy gets killed by the robot gone awry.
Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (ZsR3z)

Verhoeven's I'm against violence but will revel in said violence is lame at best. He's nihilistic and have never seen his appeal.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (EpDzw)

133 @128 @113

We can't spare this man!

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (ZHVt1)

134 Fight me. The Academy is on my side
Posted by: Ignoramus


Shakespeare in Love>>>Saving Private Ryan...NO
The Academy are idiots.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (r1z5A)

135 I'm still kinda pissed that they didn't use the excellent ending for I Am Legend that it was supposed to have.

The movie's hints didn't really work, without that.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (PQ4Fz)

136 130 Paul Verhoeven had a ten year stretch from the late '80s to late '90s where he directed: RoboCop, Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Showgirls, and Starship Troopers. Kinda noteworthy that he came back around to do gratuitous Nickelodeon slime style violence satire with Starship Troopers. Very strange dude.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (+WWsf)

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And his newest movie, Benedetta, is in limited release this week.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (o7bkq)

137 Very strange dude.
Posted by: Walter Freeman

Friggin' Dutchman. Izhn't dat veird?

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (rz+/y)

138 117 Sci-fi from the 50's is only matched by the run from the late 70's into the early 90's.

Forbidden Planet and War of the Worlds are great films.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (EpDzw)


"It! The Terror From Beyond Space," 1950-something, may have been an inspiration for "Alien."

Marshall Thompson and Dabbs Greer as astronauts on Mars missions! Female astronauts cooking and serving food to the men! A typical 50's sci-fi/horror flick.

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:37 PM (AMIL/)

139 Shakespeare in Love>>>Saving Private Ryan...NO
The Academy are idiots.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (r1z5A)

It's a mystery.

Posted by: Philip Henslowe at December 04, 2021 08:37 PM (BgMrQ)

140 I'm still kinda pissed that they didn't use the excellent ending for I Am Legend that it was supposed to have.

The movie's hints didn't really work, without that.
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (PQ4Fz)

I hated everything about that movie. Love the first two even though they were different.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:37 PM (iXJM1)

141 BREAKING: Trump calls General Milley 'a fucking idiot'
Posted by: Mark1971

lol. I watched the interview with Levin from last weekend today. He doesn't not like Milley. I guess the last hour is tomorrow.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:39 PM (qpolg)

142 113 BREAKING: Trump calls General Milley 'a fucking idiot'
Posted by: Mark1971



It's not that BREAKING. General Milley is a fucking idiot. It's a known known.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2021 08:39 PM (sAmhv)

143 'Thank you for your cooperation.'
R. Cop

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 08:40 PM (0OP+5)

144 BREAKING: Trump calls General Milley 'a fucking idiot'
Posted by: Mark1971

Milley must have said something. Trump can't or won't let any comment go unanswered.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:41 PM (iXJM1)

145 Marshall Thompson and Dabbs Greer as astronauts on Mars missions! Female astronauts cooking and serving food to the men! A typical 50's sci-fi/horror flick.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:37 PM (AMIL/)

Let's face it, men will only go to space permanently when women are making the sandwiches.

Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:41 PM (EpDzw)

146 'Thank you for your cooperation.'
R. Cop
Posted by: Eromero

"Or there will be....Trouble."

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:41 PM (rz+/y)

147 That submarine picture reminds me that I saw an engaging movie about the Merchant Marine, "Action in the North Atlantic":

https://tinyurl.com/55d7rtjz

"An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat, and the survivors spend 11 days at sea on a raft. Their next assignment - bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked N. Atlantic."

It's a wartime flick so it's very God Bless FDR and our Russian allies!!!, but still good. Bogey and Massey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

148 @134: "Shakespeare in Love>>>Saving Private Ryan...NO. The Academy are idiots."

Interestingly enough, 1999 was Harvey Weinstein's peak, both in terms of Oscar wins and sexual assault complaints.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (+WWsf)

149
Let's face it, men will only go to space permanently when women are making the sandwiches.
Posted by: WiNO at December 04, 2021 08:41 PM (EpDzw)
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Yeah, like busty and zero gravity will not be a deciding factor.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:43 PM (2SdPm)

150 @139

The gossip sites are openly admitting that Weinstein would decide who got the oscars, and that year Gwynnie was his little pet.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:43 PM (AwPyG)

151 147 That submarine picture reminds me that I saw an engaging movie about the Merchant Marine, "Action in the North Atlantic":

https://tinyurl.com/55d7rtjz

"An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat, and the survivors spend 11 days at sea on a raft. Their next assignment - bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked N. Atlantic."

It's a wartime flick so it's very God Bless FDR and our Russian allies!!!, but still good. Bogey and Massey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

+1

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:43 PM (AMIL/)

152 Wait. So now we have President Biden AND mean tweets?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:45 PM (FVME7)

153 Currently watching War Wagon.
Posted by: Infidel

What is it with you and wagons ?

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 08:45 PM (arJlL)

154 119
The Crawling Eye is one of my favorite guilty pleasure movies.

It was the first Mystery Science Theater 3000 episode on the Comedy Channel.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (63Dwl)

First one, eh? Never seen their take on it -- the MST3K/Rifftrax thing just never appealed.

I saw The Crawling Eye for the first time when I was 12 or 13 -- the Chicago NBC local used to run a double feature of monster flicks on Saturday night at 10:30 and The Crawling Eye was a regular offering. That's sixty years ago now, and damned if I still don't enjoy watching that sucker from time to time.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 08:45 PM (JzDjf)

155 Interestingly enough, 1999 was Harvey Weinstein's peak, both in terms of Oscar wins and sexual assault complaints.
Posted by: Walter Freeman


Often wonder why he didn't (or his victims) throw most of Hollywood under the bus.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:46 PM (r1z5A)

156 Feeling an inexplicable urge to watch Ray Milland in The Man with X-Ray Eyes. I watched it as an urchin, at camp, on horror movie night.

"If thine eye offend thee..."

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:47 PM (PQ4Fz)

157 Abandon Ship > Lifeboat

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:47 PM (iXJM1)

158 Imagine coming up with the idea for the Crawling Eye.

"It's an eye! Seriously!"

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:47 PM (AwPyG)

159 What is it with you and wagons ?
Posted by: JT

roflmao

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (qpolg)

160 Unkindest cut.

CNN's Brian Stelter On Cuomo Firing: He Caused 'So Many Headaches' For CNN, Staffers 'Very Unhappy'

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Well, we can't all be paragons of virtue like you, Spud.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (FVME7)

161 OT-I was at a local gas station, and noticed a 240Z pull in. It seemed to be running a bit rough, and, I didn't think much about it, as I put off the rough idle to the age of the car.

I managed to chat with the owner, briefly, and asked him if the 240Z was all original.

He said, "No, it has a small block Chev 350 under the hood.

So, now the real explanation for what appeared to be a rough idle.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (2SdPm)

162 147 That submarine picture reminds me that I saw an engaging movie about the Merchant Marine, "Action in the North Atlantic":

https://tinyurl.com/55d7rtjz

"An American tanker is sunk by a German U-boat, and the survivors spend 11 days at sea on a raft. Their next assignment - bound for Murmansk through the sub-stalked N. Atlantic."

It's a wartime flick so it's very God Bless FDR and our Russian allies!!!, but still good. Bogey and Massey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (Dc2NZ)


Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea." Based on the book by a Royal Navy escort ship officer. Very realistic. However, it is a very, very sad tale overall, which is why the Sea is labeled Cruel.

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (AMIL/)

163 @155: "Often wonder why he didn't (or his victims) throw most of Hollywood under the bus."

You can't throw the entire town under the bus 'cause there'd be no one left to run them over. Everyone's either directly implicated by behavior or indirectly by ignoring too many rumors for too long without saying anything. I'm convinced that's the only reason why Kathleen Kennedy still has a job.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 08:49 PM (+WWsf)

164 Since we're past 100 comments, I'd like to thank Mindful Webworker for promoting my latest thing. So I guess I will promote it again.

https://tinyurl.com/5e4m8eda

Thanks if you watch!

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 04, 2021 08:49 PM (OU+8W)

165 93 Was Jurassic Park made to profit from the kid's dinosaur craze or other way around?
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (iXJM1)

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I loved dinosaurs as a child. But for some reason, in the 80s, everything was branded with these stupid, smiling dinosaurs. So I never had dinosaur bedsheets, lunch boxes, or anything like that, because I hated smiling dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park was a godsend. I still have a Jurassic Park comforter that I got when the movie came out.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 08:50 PM (CAJOC)

166 @163

Yeah, the stuff that's hinted at is pretty horrifying. soho house, the standard hotel.

Bad, bad people

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:50 PM (AwPyG)

167 "If thine eye offend thee..."

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Inspirational Bible quotes from the Bee.

https://bit.ly/3oqYNo1

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (FVME7)

168 Imagine coming up with the idea for the Crawling Eye.

"It's an eye! Seriously!"
Posted by: artemis


"The Emoji Movie". Don't care about the meeting, want the drugs involved.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (r1z5A)

169 You can't control what sticks in your memory, and what does not. Alas, what has stuck in my memory is that picture of Stelter in college, dressed convincingly as a baby.

It has led me to revelations, confirmed by watching Tater videos: he knows he's being humiliated almost every time he goes up against other human beings. He knows that that humiliation, and its entertainment value, is his ticket to the only kind of success he can have, and he enjoys it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (PQ4Fz)

170 Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea." Based on the book by a Royal Navy escort ship officer. Very realistic. However, it is a very, very sad tale overall, which is why the Sea is labeled Cruel.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (AMIL/)
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That book is on my To Be Read pile (which is teetering precariously).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (Dc2NZ)

171 Was Jurassic Park made to profit from the kid's dinosaur craze or other way around?
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (iXJM1)

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I loved dinosaurs as a child. But for some reason, in the 80s, everything was branded with these stupid, smiling dinosaurs. So I never had dinosaur bedsheets, lunch boxes, or anything like that, because I hated smiling dinosaurs.

Jurassic Park was a godsend. I still have a Jurassic Park comforter that I got when the movie came out.

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You mean Jurassic Park was not an homage to Barney?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (2SdPm)

172 "I saw The Crawling Eye for the first time when I was 12 or 13 -- the Chicago NBC local used to run a double feature of monster flicks on Saturday night at 10:30 and The Crawling Eye was a regular offering. That's sixty years ago now, and damned if I still don't enjoy watching that sucker from time to time. "

Damn. Chicago native here. We may have been watching those movies at the same time. My grandmother always let us watch the scary movies on Sat. night whenever we'd stay with her.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 08:52 PM (gLRfa)

173 Evening.

Things I've watched!

Get Back (Part 1) - Wow, so...boring. Two hours of a whole lotta Jack shit. Paul McCartney talks down to George Harrison briefly. Lots of noodling on instruments. Harrison quits and takes an extra day off. Okay, it's a technical achievement because of how the recovered so much dialogue but it's a snooze fest.

Ralph Breaks The Internet - Yeah, stupid. Looked great, could have been good save for the girl power nonsense shoehorned in at every moment. It could have been a wonderfully bittersweet film about a friendship ending but...no, can't let story telling get in the way of Feminism.

Ghostbusters: Afterlife - First movie I've seen in a theater in 22 months. Strong cast, stupid script. The lead is a 12 year old girl who is cute as a button and a total Mary Sue. It's a kid's movie, but for the dumb kids. Film starts off well, shit happens because they're needed to happen and then the last act is just recreating shots from the last act of the original. I recommend watching Red Letter Media's review because they hit the nail on the head. I would only add I liked it more than they did, but it's not really a good movie.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 08:53 PM (2J9rC)

174 Triology of Terror scared me the most as an older kid. At least the headhunter doll part.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:54 PM (iXJM1)

175 @173

What's interesting about Get Back is that's when they were not getting along at all--I mean, not speaking. At all. Barely able to be in the same room together, and they say that Billy Preston constantly had to coax them into the studio.

So how strange that someone has decided to create a cheery-fellows narrative when it wasn't at all true

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (AwPyG)

176 Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea." Based on the book by a Royal Navy escort ship officer.
Posted by: Gref

Daughter got Apple TV free for a bit. It had a recent Tom Hanks movie called Greyhound based on The Good Shepherd about convoys in North Atlantic. I thought it was one of the best war movies I've ever seen and one of the best movies of any genre I've seen in the last ten years. And barely a drop of blood.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (rz+/y)

177 You mean Jurassic Park was not an homage to Barney?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (2SdPm)

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You wanna get added to the list? 'Cause that's how you get added to the list.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (CAJOC)

178 Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea."

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Historian James Holland looks at war movies including The Cruel Sea. 13 minutes.

https://bit.ly/3lAshha

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (FVME7)

179 What is it with you and wagons ?
Posted by: JT

roflmao
Posted by: Infidel

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 08:56 PM (arJlL)

180 Alec Baldwin is such an ass, but man He is great in Hunt for Red October, probably the best Submarine movie along with Destination Tokyo

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 08:56 PM (dKiJG)

181 172 --

Could well be. I was in Chicago Lawn and between '61 and '66 devoured not only every monster movie I could find on the tube (NBC on late Saturday, ABC at 3:30 almost every weekday afternoon, etc...), but also lived midway between the Colony and the Marquette Theaters. The Corman Poe pics with Vincent Price, the above-mentioned X-the Man with X-Ray Eyes and anything else that was even remotely sf/horror. One of my earliest memories is seeing Sid Melton get nailed by the triceratops at the end of Lost Continent. They don't make 'em like that any more.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 08:57 PM (JzDjf)

182 Pluck it out!
Pluck it out!

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:57 PM (vuisn)

183 I guess I should report on my watching of "Willie Dynamite," which I acquired, and watched, because I was compelled by clips of the following exchange:

"Muh bitches"
"You saying you can't control yo bitches?"

This is not a very professional movie. The lighting looked way off, like someone just learning the trade. The budget must have been rock-bottom. It was almost silly at times. And yet, it made me want to keep watching. It told a story that made made me want to see what happened next. I think the lead, the pimp who went on to be the voice of Grover on Sesame Street, made the movie. It's a shame that he did not make more movies, as far as I know.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:57 PM (PQ4Fz)

184 Miguel Ferrer was fantastic in Robocop. I don't think his performance in that movie gets nearly enough love.

Posted by: Lewis at December 04, 2021 08:58 PM (2LOOk)

185 180 Alec Baldwin is such an ass, but man He is great in Hunt for Red October, probably the best Submarine movie along with Destination Tokyo
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 08:56 PM (dKiJG)

Ya know? somehow missed that Red Button that blows up your torpedoes before they hit a target...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 04, 2021 08:58 PM (oHd/0)

186 Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 08:57 PM (JzDjf)

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I'll just be over here, staying off your lawn.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 08:58 PM (kTF2Z)

187 Very realistic. However, it is a very, very sad tale overall, which is why the Sea is labeled Cruel.
Posted by: Gref

Among the pearls of wisdom my Dad laid on me before I struck out into the wilderness of learning to be an adult was - "You'd better respect Mother Nature 'cause she doesn't give a shit about you."

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 08:59 PM (mD/uy)

188 Regarding "The Man with X-Ray Eyes" didn't that end with "If your eyes offend thee, pluck them out!"

And Milland figures it's great advice?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:59 PM (2SdPm)

189 Cousin has been texting my like crazy. She just returned from a trip to Europe and is waiting in Seattle for the return trip to SLC. She is regaling me with the craziness over there re chinese virus.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:59 PM (qpolg)

190 Favorite war movie - Battleground. I think the ending sways my decision.

Has anyone else seen War Hunt with Robert Redford ? I saw it once as a young teen and it was at the time the war movie that relayed to me the possible scared feeling one would have in war. I haven't seen it since but wondered what others thought.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 08:59 PM (iXJM1)

191 You know it's Saturday night when the high praise begins for "Hunt for Red October".

And you know I'm here when I start ripping on Sean Connery's laughable attempt at playing a Lithuanian sub captain.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:00 PM (vuisn)

192 BeckoningChasm is it done on a computer? Always thought it would be a project to do a stop animation movie with my miniature figures

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:00 PM (2JoB8)

193 Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea." Based on the book by a Royal Navy escort ship officer.
Posted by: Gref

Daughter got Apple TV free for a bit. It had a recent Tom Hanks movie called Greyhound based on The Good Shepherd about convoys in North Atlantic. I thought it was one of the best war movies I've ever seen and one of the best movies of any genre I've seen in the last ten years. And barely a drop of blood.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (rz+/y)

That is not saying much, The way the Germans just Surfaced for some reason to shoot at the the Convoy was soo dumb especially during Daylight

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 09:00 PM (dKiJG)

194 I loved dinosaurs as a child.
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Me too. Sunoco gas station had a cigarette machine and one of those injection molding machines that made dinosaurs for a quarter. Could never talk the old man into buying me one.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)

195 170 Another terrific Battle of the Atlantic movie is a Brit movie, "The Cruel Sea." Based on the book by a Royal Navy escort ship officer. Very realistic. However, it is a very, very sad tale overall, which is why the Sea is labeled Cruel.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 08:48 PM (AMIL/)
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That book is on my To Be Read pile (which is teetering precariously).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 08:51 PM (Dc2NZ)


Read the book before watching the movie. The movie is a very good adaptation, but the book has tons of Royal Navy corvette and North Atlantic convoy warfare details, along with more character development, that made the movie better, IMHO.

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (AMIL/)

196 What's interesting about Get Back is that's when they were not getting along at all--I mean, not speaking. At all. Barely able to be in the same room together, and they say that Billy Preston constantly had to coax them into the studio.

So how strange that someone has decided to create a cheery-fellows narrative when it wasn't at all true
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:55 PM (AwPyG)

I just assume they were being typical passive-aggressive English. Paul was clearly in charge but resented. John was...fuck, man, he seemed like the kind of dude you'd have a beer with which is totally contrary to his Christ-like image that's been built since his murder. Ringo was ugly as fuck and kept in his lane and George I guess was avoiding conflict but getting pissed.

I'll probably watch part 2 when I get back home but something better happen. Like explosions. Or titties. Or exploding titties.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (2J9rC)

197 @48 And the late 80s early 90s were weird.

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There was kind of a wink and nod regarding unattended minors in 'R'-rated films during that time. Kids weren't supposed to see them without parents. But there seems to have been a lot of looking the other way. But around that time a push started to start enforcing the age restriction, and all of a sudden the kids had to have an adult present before they could go watch the latest R-rated extravaganza.

I suspect that the creation of the PG-13 rating had a lot to do with that. It meant that you could make a film that was racy or had violence, so the teenagers would be attracted. But it also meant that if you had an actual R-rating, your film crossed certain lines.

Posted by: junior at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (PTw5h)

198 186 --

Duke, don't sweat the lawn. I'm not too fussy about it. I'd like to pave it and paint it green, but the Actual Management of the house just doesn't like the idea...

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (JzDjf)

199 194 I loved dinosaurs as a child.
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Me too. Sunoco gas station had a cigarette machine and one of those injection molding machines that made dinosaurs for a quarter. Could never talk the old man into buying me one.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)


Did he buy you a packs of smokes instead?

Posted by: I Am Omni Chron at December 04, 2021 09:02 PM (F6Xpw)

200 188 Regarding "The Man with X-Ray Eyes" didn't that end with "If your eyes offend thee, pluck them out!"

And Milland figures it's great advice?
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 08:59 PM (2SdPm)


There's some cinematic lore that there was unused footage of Milland with eyes ripped out saying, "I can still see!"

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:03 PM (vuisn)

201 Battleground is atop 10 war favorite

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:03 PM (2JoB8)

202 I remember, as a high school student, our teacher taking us into the big city to see a PG-13 movie. We wondered whether that might mean we'd see a tit (a difficult venture, in those days).

Turned out the movie was called something like "Auntie Mame," and starred Lucille Ball. I didn't know it at the time, but now I realize that that teacher was seriously gay.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:04 PM (PQ4Fz)

203 The CGI in Jurassic Park was eye-popping for its time. That was not that long after stop-motion claymation was the state of the art.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 09:04 PM (VxC1e)

204 Battleground is atop 10 war favorite
Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:03 PM (2Jo

The ending gets me every time. Pure American. Or at least how it used to be.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:04 PM (iXJM1)

205 @193 The way the Germans just Surfaced for some reason to shoot at the the Convoy was soo dumb especially during Daylight

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I don't remember every bit of the movie. But every time the subs surfaced in the movie made sense to me. And none of it was for casual pot-shots at the merchant ships. Subs had their own set of rules that they had to follow in regards to operations - things such as how long they could stay underwater before they had to surface, etc... When the subs in Greyhound come up to the surface, it's because they don't have a choice in the matter.

Posted by: junior at December 04, 2021 09:05 PM (PTw5h)

206 Favorite war movie - Battleground. I think the ending sways my decision.
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Rented it from Amazon last night, or this morning. Up until 4:30am again. Damn movies.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:05 PM (+ya+t)

207 "And you know I'm here when I start ripping on Sean Connery's laughable attempt at playing a Lithuanian sub captain."

No more laughable than Connery as a Berber leader in "The Wind and the Lion". But you know what? I still love that movie. Great score too.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:05 PM (gLRfa)

208 Like explosions. Or titties. Or exploding titties.
Posted by: Robert


Total Recall. Triboob girl, no splody, but shot full of holes.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:06 PM (r1z5A)

209 I remember, as a high school student, our teacher taking us into the big city to see a PG-13 movie.
Posted by: Splunge

We had a weekend track meet where we stayed over once. The coaches selected Looking for Mr Goodbar for us to see. Oh, my goodness, did they regret that.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 09:06 PM (rz+/y)

210 203 The CGI in Jurassic Park was eye-popping for its time. That was not that long after stop-motion claymation was the state of the art.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 09:04 PM (VxC1e)

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Stop motion was state of the art in the 1930s. There was just nothing that could begin to replace it until the 1990s.

And yeah, the CGI of Jurassic Park still holds up surprisingly well. Probably in no small part because it's only in a couple of dozen shots in the whole movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (o7bkq)

211 Connery has the gift of commanding the screen, whatever he's in. Heck, I'd bet he does it in that one I never saw, where he wears the leather mankini. Zardoz? Something like that.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (PQ4Fz)

212 No more laughable than Connery as a Berber leader in "The Wind and the Lion". But you know what? I still love that movie. Great score too.
Posted by: Tuna


Brian Keith made that movie for me.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (r1z5A)

213 Another good Brit WWII sea movie is 1942's In Which We Serve. Brit destroyer is sunk and various crew members reflect on how they came together as they cling to debris awaiting rescue.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (FVME7)

214 Man, I never really gotten the whole Tool thing... I have some albums, gone to some shows, and never really felt it.

But I heard "intolerance" just on it's own today, and that shit rocks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (2ABQr)

215 Me too. Sunoco gas station had a cigarette machine and one of those injection molding machines that made dinosaurs for a quarter. Could never talk the old man into buying me one.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (+ya+t)

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You don't need a goddamn toy dinosaur. Now get your ass back out there and get the north forty plowed before supper!

Posted by: Dartist's Dad at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (VxC1e)

216 "We had a weekend track meet where we stayed over once. The coaches selected Looking for Mr Goodbar for us to see. Oh, my goodness, did they regret that."

Oh boy. I'll bet they did.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:08 PM (gLRfa)

217 Did he buy you a packs of smokes instead?
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They were a quarter too but no. I had to save my allowance for those.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:08 PM (+ya+t)

218 Total Recall. Triboob girl, no splody, but shot full of holes.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:06 PM (r1z5A)

They are currently studying how to create an oxygen supplied living space on a Mars using the caves similar to Total Recall.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:08 PM (iXJM1)

219 Connery has the gift of commanding the screen, whatever he's in. Heck, I'd bet he does it in that one I never saw, where he wears the leather mankini. Zardoz? Something like that.
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (PQ4Fz)
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Agreed. Connery has "screen presence" that very few actors are able to achieve. Even when his accent makes no sense for his character, you still buy into the notion that he's a submarine captain and a very capable commander.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:09 PM (NQjQK)

220 "Brian Keith made that movie for me."

The perfect Teddy Roosevelt

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:09 PM (gLRfa)

221 We had a weekend track meet where we stayed over once. The coaches selected Looking for Mr Goodbar for us to see. Oh, my goodness, did they regret that."

Oh boy. I'll bet they did.
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:08 PM (gLRfa)

In my top ten worst movies list.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:09 PM (iXJM1)

222 Posted by: junior at December 04, 2021 09:01 PM (PTw5h)

Yeah, the rating system was just kind of a joke. Then Congress started making noises at the end of the 90s and Hollywood and the chains had to pretend to take it seriously. So now for the past 30 years or so they just lowered standards and PG-13 films have the kind of stuff that would have previously gotten R rating.

I've been saying for probably 15 years now the current rating system is broken and needs to be scrapped entirely. Preferably for one that isn't infantilizing like the current one.

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 09:09 PM (Y/Lmr)

223 213 Another good Brit WWII sea movie is 1942's In Which We Serve. Brit destroyer is sunk and various crew members reflect on how they came together as they cling to debris awaiting rescue.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (FVME7)

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David Lean's first movie (codirected with Noel Coward the playwright). A solid first film, especially considering it was a wartime picture.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:09 PM (o7bkq)

224 203 The CGI in Jurassic Park was eye-popping for its time. That was not that long after stop-motion claymation was the state of the art.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 09:04 PM (VxC1e)

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Cool thing is, the CGI still holds up today.

Netflix has a series called The Movies That Made Us. One of the episodes is about Jurassic Park. Apparently, they were going to use stop-motion, but the computer guys were sneaky, and managed to sell them on CGI, even though they were explicitly told not to work on it. Felt bad for the stop-motion guy they hired.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:10 PM (CAJOC)

225 Best stop motion action movie.

Jason and the Argonauts

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:11 PM (iXJM1)

226 Jason and the Argonauts
Posted by: Just a side note

Can't argue with that.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 09:12 PM (rz+/y)

227 current rating system is broken and needs to be scrapped entirely. Preferably for one that isn't infantilizing like the current one.
Posted by: Robert

Sucks
Mostly sucks
Not too bad, I guess
Good
Die Hard

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:12 PM (FVME7)

228 211 Connery has the gift of commanding the screen, whatever he's in. Heck, I'd bet he does it in that one I never saw, where he wears the leather mankini. Zardoz? Something like that.
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (PQ4Fz)
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If you can get past that mankini -- and it is admittedly a high hurdle -- Zardoz is actually an interesting exploration of barbarism vs. enervated civilization.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

229 Clarence Bodikker = Les Nessman's evil twin

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (0hbQ6)

230 The Big Sleep is the best movie I ever saw. The Train is the scariest movie I ever saw.

Posted by: Jack S. Phogbound, Esq. at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (9X60i)

231 Today we have millions of children in the bodies of middle-aged adults who will spend more on little figurines than their parents ever considered spending on toys. An R rating is no longer the handicap to merchandising it once was.

Posted by: Epobirs at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (uNrGf)

232 Couldn't go wrong with Harryhausen -- Jason & the Argonauts, 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and on and on. Just wonderful stuff.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (JzDjf)

233 I always had a soft spot for that Claymation show that would come on Saturday mornings, after the cartoons were done. It was a Christian show, and featured Davey and his clay dog.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (PQ4Fz)

234 > Best stop motion action movie

Chicken Run

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (sGnvY)

235 226 Jason and the Argonauts
Posted by: Just a side note

Can't argue with that.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 09:12 PM (rz+/y)

Flesh Gordon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

236 Jason and the Argonauts
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:11 PM (iXJM1)
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The Evil Dead

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (2SdPm)

237 Read there is a computer program for stop action movies, problem is the hours of moving figure for minute of movie

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:14 PM (2JoB8)

238 In Which We Serve

Wasn't there a similar movie with American GI's floating on debris?

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:14 PM (qpolg)

239 228 If you can get past that mankini -- and it is admittedly a high hurdle -- Zardoz is actually an interesting exploration of barbarism vs. enervated civilization.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


Sounds timely.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:14 PM (PQ4Fz)

240 @115 What's interesting is I've heard three authors who used to be screen writers all say there's no way they'd let their books be developed by Hollywood.

Sue Grafton, Robert Crais, and Matt Goldman

So; they don't like what they've seen

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The thing about licensing your novel to Hollywood is that - outside a few notable exceptions (J.K. Rowling was apparently one of them) - once you get paid for that license, you have no control over the result. Contracts generally allow the scriptwriters to do whatever they want with your property. It's usually in the studio's best interests that the end result bears at least some resemblance to your novel. That's what people who go to see the licensed film are expecting to see, after all. But a studio could take a license about big game hunting and turn it into a movie about growing flowers on the roof of a skyscraper.

That's why very successful authors are wary about having their books licensed.

Posted by: junior at December 04, 2021 09:15 PM (PTw5h)

241 Googled "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Looks execrable. Is that Diane Keaton? Gah...she's horrible in everything.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 04, 2021 09:15 PM (+56GQ)

242 The Train is the scariest movie I ever saw.

Posted by: Jack S. Phogbound, Esq. at December 04, 2021 09:13 PM (9X60i)

The war movie The Train ?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:15 PM (iXJM1)

243 I always had a soft spot for that Claymation show that would come on Saturday mornings, after the cartoons were done. It was a Christian show, and featured Davey and his clay dog.
Posted by: Splunge

I loved that one. Gumby and Pokie too.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:15 PM (qpolg)

244 Read there is a computer program for stop action movies, problem is the hours of moving figure for minute of movie
Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:14 PM (2JoB
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Shaun of the Sheep
Wallace and Gromit

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:15 PM (2SdPm)

245 Don't forget Rudolph!

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:16 PM (AwPyG)

246 I remember at a state fair Sinclair had a machine that would make big wax toy dinosaurs. I had two -- they lasted. Stegosaurus and brontosaurus.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:16 PM (Dc2NZ)

247 Movie threads are the best but way past my normal schedule
Have a great evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at December 04, 2021 09:16 PM (2JoB8)

248 "Googled "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Looks execrable. Is that Diane Keaton? Gah...she's horrible in everything."

Probably the most depressing movie I've seen. I mean everything about it was depressing. Just everything.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:17 PM (gLRfa)

249 The skeleton fights in Jason and the Argonauts was amazballs.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:17 PM (iXJM1)

250 Frederic Forsyth must have a great agent, because The Fourth Protocol stuck incredibly close to the book.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:17 PM (PQ4Fz)

251 Yet I guarantee a Rose Tico action figure will command big bucks in 20 yrs!
Posted by: Some Rat

In 30 years we'll be finding piles of them in landfills, like E.T. Atari cartridges. Whoever finds them will be mystified. "Rose *who*??"

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (OssQ4)

252 Lifeboat with Tallulah Bankhead had a similar set-up, with people in a lifeboat.

Seems to be a popular idea

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (AwPyG)

253 Shaun the Sheep is great.

I liked "Fantastic Mr. Fox" at lot, too, although for some reason I feel like I should pretend I didn't.

Posted by: Geronimo Stilton at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (sGnvY)

254 54 Batman: Mask of the Phantasm IMDB link goes to IMDB page-The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.

Posted by: Puddleglum at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (sAmhv)

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I thought it was an intentional joke at first until I saw the link for his review.

Posted by: ShainS -- Let's Poop Brandon! (Non Compos Anus) at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (mZ3xv)

255 Wasn't there a similar movie with American GI's floating on debris?
Posted by: Infidel

Was it a wagon ?

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (arJlL)

256 The skeleton fights in Jason and the Argonauts was amazeballs.
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That's our Word of the Week!

*balloons and dollar bills fall out of the ceiling*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (Dc2NZ)

257 "Big Trouble in Little China" was not the sequel to "Buckaroo Banzai". See: https://tinyurl.com/yp5eerj3

(I love both those movies, by the way.)

The sequel to "Buckaroo Banzai" is a book (Hardcover and Kindle eBook) on Amazon. "Buckaroo Banzai Against the World Crime League, Et Al: A Compendium of Evils", written by Earl Mac Rauch, the author of the script for the original movie.



Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (nRMeC)

258 Apparently, the "lesson" of "Looking for Mr. Goodbar" is: Girls, be careful! One night stands can be dangerous!

Well no fucking shit...

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (+56GQ)

259 Lifeboat with Tallulah Bankhead had a similar set-up, with people in a lifeboat.

Seems to be a popular idea
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (AwPyG)

I said up thread Abandon Ship was better but both are really good. Abandon Ship was a British movie.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (iXJM1)

260 Wino......you misspelled sammiches

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (/UQ/R)

261 @249

wasn't sinbad a stop action one, too? With the cyclops? Or maybe I'm mixing it up with Jason

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (AwPyG)

262 Lifeboat with Tallulah Bankhead had a similar set-up, with people in a lifeboat.

Seems to be a popular idea
Posted by: artemis

That's the one.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:20 PM (qpolg)

263 213 Another good Brit WWII sea movie is 1942's In Which We Serve. Brit destroyer is sunk and various crew members reflect on how they came together as they cling to debris awaiting rescue.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:07 PM (FVME7)


Seconded.

Americans may not understand the setting. In early 1941 the Royal Navy got its ass kicked by the Luftwaffe as the land battle for Crete was fought, first when the Royal Navy escorted supply ships trying to get to Crete, then when it had to escort ships trying to evacuate as many Commonwealth troops as possible.

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:20 PM (AMIL/)

264 The way the Germans just Surfaced for some reason to shoot at the the Convoy was soo dumb especially during Daylight

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I don't remember every bit of the movie. But every time the subs surfaced in the movie made sense to me. And none of it was for casual pot-shots at the merchant ships. Subs had their own set of rules that they had to follow in regards to operations - things such as how long they could stay underwater before they had to surface, etc... When the subs in Greyhound come up to the surface, it's because they don't have a choice in the matter.
Posted by: junior at December 04, 2021 09:05 PM (PTw5h)

Subs on the surface were much faster, so if you wanted to get ahead of the convoy for an underwater strike, you surfaced to do it, out of range of any escorts.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:20 PM (eoQWY)

265 Googled "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Looks execrable. Is that Diane Keaton? Gah...she's horrible in everything.
Posted by: FriscoYoda

Oh, it's horrible. In addition to Keaton, it was the first time I ever saw Richard Gere and Tom Berenger. Just awful.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at December 04, 2021 09:21 PM (rz+/y)

266 There's some cinematic lore that there was unused footage of Milland with eyes ripped out saying, "I can still see!"
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:03 PM (vuisn)


I am one hundred percent sure that I saw that scene when I saw MwtXRE long ago and far away.

Did they cut it out?

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 09:21 PM (5NkmN)

267 Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 09:18 PM (arJlL)

No, jackwagon.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:21 PM (qpolg)

268 Artemis, sounds like 7th Voyage of Sinbad:

https://tinyurl.com/yckndnf7

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

269 I said up thread Abandon Ship was better but both are really good. Abandon Ship was a British movie.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:19 PM (iXJM1)
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I'm reading The Raft by Stephen Baxter right now. Another lifeboat story, but this one is set in a universe where the gravitational constant is a billion times higher than our own. Leads to some very weird situations.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:22 PM (NQjQK)

270 problem is the hours of moving figure for minute of movie
Posted by: Skip


Yes.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:23 PM (r1z5A)

271 Goodbar had a sequel.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 09:23 PM (63Dwl)

272 As a kid I loved "The Golden Voyage of Sinbad", with the little homunculus, the statue of Kali, and the ship's figurehead who came alive.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:23 PM (Dc2NZ)

273 Apropos of nothing-

Now, I want to see Roger Moore as the Joker.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 09:24 PM (5NkmN)

274 @268

That's it!

I used to love that stuff. I loved Edgar Rice Burroughs books too, and it's a similar vibe

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:24 PM (AwPyG)

275 Not a single shelf joke...

I iz disappointed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:24 PM (o7bkq)

276 Goodbar had a sequel.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 04, 2021 09:23 PM (63Dwl)

What, Looking for Krackle?

I can never see that movie title without thinking of that candy bar in the yellow wrapper.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:24 PM (eoQWY)

277 Pretty sure we owe a Claymation movie for the phrase "Release the Kraken!"

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (PQ4Fz)

278 Flesh Gordon.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

"I've got the power pasties and I know how to use them!!"

Posted by: Tonypete at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (mD/uy)

279 I remember at a state fair Sinclair had a machine that would make big wax toy dinosaurs. I had two -- they lasted. Stegosaurus and brontosaurus.
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My old man was cheap so I never got to find out if they were wax or plastic. Everything was a quarter. Had to go into the restroom for prophylactics though.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (+ya+t)

280 277 Pretty sure we owe a Claymation movie for the phrase "Release the Kraken!"
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (PQ4Fz)

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Clash of the Titans, remake of Clash of the Titans.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:26 PM (o7bkq)

281 I think Goodbars should be more popular than they are. Peanuts and chocolate FTW

Abbazabba, too

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:26 PM (AwPyG)

282 248 "Googled "Looking for Mr. Goodbar." Looks execrable. Is that Diane Keaton? Gah...she's horrible in everything."

Probably the most depressing movie I've seen. I mean everything about it was depressing. Just everything.
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:17 PM (gLRfa)

And that was at her "peak", post Annie Hall...

Posted by: Philip Henslowe at December 04, 2021 09:26 PM (BgMrQ)

283 Had to go into the restroom for prophylactics though.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (+ya+t)
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Hopefully they weren't also made of wax or plastic...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:26 PM (NQjQK)

284 My Australian son in law had a craving for a Mars bar, which is hard to find here. Another good one.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (AwPyG)

285 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:22 PM (NQjQK)

What's the explanation on how humans can survive in that environment?

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (iXJM1)

286 279 Everything was a quarter. Had to go into the restroom for prophylactics though.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (+ya+t)


Now you can get menstrual pads there too! Progress!

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (PQ4Fz)

287 Skip, send me the models and I'll animate them.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (OU+8W)

288 I remember seeing posters for Looking For Mr Goodbar and thinking mmmmmm a chocolate bar with peanuts.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (kTF2Z)

289 Had to go into the restroom for prophylactics though.
Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:25 PM (+ya+t)
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Hopefully they weren't also made of wax or plastic...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:26 PM (NQjQK)

Or had back spade shaped blades and spikes like Stegosaurus.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:28 PM (eoQWY)

290 Hopefully they weren't also made of wax or plastic...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Saran wrap and rubber bands.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:28 PM (r1z5A)

291 266 There's some cinematic lore that there was unused footage of Milland with eyes ripped out saying, "I can still see!"
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:03 PM (vuisn)

I am one hundred percent sure that I saw that scene when I saw MwtXRE long ago and far away.

Did they cut it out?
Posted by: naturalfake at December 04, 2021 09:21 PM (5NkmN)
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"The scene was indeed discussed, but never filmed."
Supposedly.

https://tinyurl.com/45zcjuzj

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:28 PM (vuisn)

292 The 80's had some great fun sci-fi movies. Some were kinda corny, but they were cool in their own way. Night of the comet, war games, the last star fighter, metalstorm, etc etc.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 04, 2021 09:29 PM (VwHCD)

293 Lots of movies on this thread I'm kind of glad I've never seen.

I'm glad I saw Deer Hunter and King of Comedy, but I never want to see either again.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:29 PM (PQ4Fz)

294 My Australian son in law had a craving for a Mars bar, which is hard to find here. Another good one.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (AwPyG)

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Mars bar was rebranded as Almond Snickers.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:29 PM (kTF2Z)

295 I have a photo of me on a brontosaurus at some park that I assume had something to do with dinosaur fossils. It was when I lived in South Dakota and we went on vacation. I'll have to ask my mom where that was.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (iXJM1)

296 @292

Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

297 "Heaven Knows Mr. Allison" with Deborah Kerr and Robert Mitchum, directed by John Huston.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (+ya+t)

298 Skip, send me the models and I'll animate them.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm


What do you use? Just software? We had a BVH2500, it was awesome.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (r1z5A)

299 This may be an unpopular opinion, butThe Deer Hunter was a fucking awful movie.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (kTF2Z)

300 288 I remember seeing posters for Looking For Mr Goodbar and thinking mmmmmm a chocolate bar with peanuts.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (kTF2Z)

Amazingly enough, there's a bar here in Buffalo that took up the name in the 70's and is still going strong.

Just down the street from Buff State, but it draws a fairly diverse crowd.

Posted by: Philip Henslowe at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (BgMrQ)

301 Looking For Mr Goodbar

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Go to a 7/11. Go to the candy aisle. It's not that difficult. Sheesh!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (FVME7)

302 @294

Thanks for the tip! I'll tell him

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (AwPyG)

303 293 I'm glad I saw Deer Hunter and King of Comedy, but I never want to see either again.
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:29 PM (PQ4Fz)

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See Submarine Patrol and Batman Mask of the Phantasm.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (o7bkq)

304 "The 80's had some great fun sci-fi movies. Some were kinda corny, but they were cool in their own way. Night of the comet, war games, the last star fighter, metalstorm, etc etc."

"The Last Starfighter" was a good movie. Remember watching it with my kiddo and enjoying it immensely.

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (gLRfa)

305 299 This may be an unpopular opinion, butThe Deer Hunter was a fucking awful movie.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (kTF2Z)

***Pulls out chair***

Come sit by me....MOW!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (BgMrQ)

306 @297

Heaven knows mr allison is my all time favorite movie.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (AwPyG)

307 This may be an unpopular opinion, butThe Deer Hunter was a fucking awful movie.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (kTF2Z)

I did like the POW Russian roulette scene.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (iXJM1)

308 What's the explanation on how humans can survive in that environment?
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:27 PM (iXJM1)
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Hard to say, really. Baxter worked in this novel with help from Larry Niven and David Brin. Between them, they know their physics. There is some sort of phlebotinum that allows humans to survive (somehow), but the gravity does behave really strangely compared to what we are used to in this universe. "Gravitic chemistry" also makes an appearance.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (NQjQK)

309 299 This may be an unpopular opinion, butThe Deer Hunter was a fucking awful movie.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (kTF2Z)

I'd rather play "Beer Hunter" than watch Deer Hunter...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (BgMrQ)

310 Or had back spade shaped blades and spikes like Stegosaurus.
Posted by: Oldcat


Thagomized, for her pleasure.

Posted by: mikeski at December 04, 2021 09:32 PM (P1f+c)

311 I didn't like the ending of Jason and the Argonauts. No resolution.

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (0hbQ6)

312 @292

Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

I love that because I was in grad school in Chicago at the time.

"Thor O Mighty God of Thunder!"

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (eoQWY)

313 If they actually released XtMwXRE with an "I can still see" finish, I kinda doubt it was in the initial release. Saw that one in the theater, and I think I'd remember a closer like that even after all these years.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (JzDjf)

314 185 180 Alec Baldwin is such an ass, but man He is great in Hunt for Red October, probably the best Submarine movie along with Destination Tokyo
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at December 04, 2021 08:56 PM (dKiJG)

Ya know? somehow missed that Red Button that blows up your torpedoes before they hit a target...

Posted by: Romeo13 at December 04, 2021 08:58 PM (
That Admiral Greer brought the red button aboard in his briefcase and plugged it in the console, Chief.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:34 PM (0OP+5)

315 I didn't like the ending of Jason and the Argonauts. No resolution.
Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (0hbQ6)

I'll bet Jason didn't like the end of the Mythology himself, when he started cheating on Medea his wife the sorceress

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:34 PM (eoQWY)

316 Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

Peak, and I mean PEAK

Elisabeth Shue

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:34 PM (BgMrQ)

317 303 See Submarine Patrol and Batman Mask of the Phantasm.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:31 PM (o7bkq)


A John Ford movie and a cartoon? That's casting a wide net. But sure, why not?

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:35 PM (PQ4Fz)

318 >>> 292 The 80's had some great fun sci-fi movies. Some were kinda corny, but they were cool in their own way. Night of the comet, war games, the last star fighter, metalstorm, etc etc.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at December 04, 2021 09:29 PM (VwHCD)

"Daddy would have gotten us Uzis."

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:36 PM (llON8)

319 317 A John Ford movie and a cartoon? That's casting a wide net. But sure, why not?
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 09:35 PM (PQ4Fz)

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I watch...um...a lot of movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 09:36 PM (o7bkq)

320 The 80's had some great fun sci-fi movies. Some were kinda corny, but they were cool in their own way. Night of the comet, war games, the last star fighter, metalstorm, etc etc.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division


Yep.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:38 PM (r1z5A)

321 Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

Peak, and I mean PEAK

Elisabeth Shue


Pffffft. Shue in a one piece was the only tolerable thing about the Karate Kid.

Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 09:38 PM (ZsR3z)

322 312 @292

Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

I love that because I was in grad school in Chicago at the time.

"Thor O Mighty God of Thunder!"

Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (eoQWY)


"Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues."

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:39 PM (AMIL/)

323 >>> 296 @292

Adventures in Babysitting is another one that's pretty good, believe it or not.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:30 PM (AwPyG)

Yes. Do *not* waste time with the remake.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:39 PM (llON8)

324 Pffffft. Shue in a one piece was the only tolerable thing about the Karate Kid.
Posted by: pep at December 04, 2021 09:38 PM (ZsR3z)

Supporting role...

AiBS she had screen time!

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:39 PM (BgMrQ)

325 I'm a baby splitter on creation/evolution issue. I think we were created and evolution is the method God chose to create us. (It's better than my other theory that if God created me in his image he must be a fat slob, too.). People say I'm wrong because there is no need for dinosaurs in human evolution since they were an evolutionary dead end. I say dinosaurs were necessary since they evolved into birds. We needed dinosaurs so we could have Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (FVME7)

326 Weird Science was in the 80's. That is all.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (iXJM1)

327 "Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues."
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:39 PM (AMIL/)

Still an outstanding scene.

***sigh***

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (BgMrQ)

328 >>> 322
.....
I love that because I was in grad school in Chicago at the time.
"Thor O Mighty God of Thunder!"
Posted by: Oldcat at December 04, 2021 09:33 PM (eoQWY)

"Nobody leaves this place without singing the blues."
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:39 PM (AMIL/)

I am drawing a blank but they had a pretty big-name actual blues musician in that scene.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (llON8)

329 Lifeboat with Tallulah Bankhead had a similar set-up, with people in a lifeboat.


Johnny Carson once inadvertantly introduced her as Ballullah Tankhead.

Posted by: JT at December 04, 2021 09:41 PM (arJlL)

330 "Davey and Goliath" was the claymation show. By the fvcking Lutherans, natch. I watched it ... religiously.

I remember one episode. Davey is on track to take first place at a soapbox derby .. but he spaced out and forgot to install a cotter pin on a wheel nut, and the wheel fell off. Oops! Davey needed a TI to sign off on his work, and he'd have been OK.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 04, 2021 09:41 PM (MAJoQ)

331 I am drawing a blank but they had a pretty big-name actual blues musician in that scene.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (llON

This is correct. Unfortunately I'd have to google it as my mind is a sieve these days.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (BgMrQ)

332 >>> 325 I'm a baby splitter on creation/evolution issue. I think we were created and evolution is the method God chose to create us. (It's better than my other theory that if God created me in his image he must be a fat slob, too.). People say I'm wrong because there is no need for dinosaurs in human evolution since they were an evolutionary dead end. I say dinosaurs were necessary since they evolved into birds. We needed dinosaurs so we could have Thanksgiving.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (FVME7)

Having watched the little monsters chase down and play tug-of-war over bugs, I'm pretty sure chickens were the inspiration for the Jurassic Park velociraptors.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (llON8)

333 We needed dinosaurs so we could have Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Anonosaurus

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That's some fancy science. Newsletter?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (1k5or)

334 "A Love Affair to Remember" was on the other night on TCM. I knew I'd be tired the next day but I couldn't help myself and stayed up to watch it. Deborah Kerr must have been easy to work with. I can't think of any movie I've seen her in where she didn't have great chemistry with her male costar

Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (gLRfa)

335 Peak, and I mean PEAK

Elisabeth Shue
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:34 PM (BgMrQ)

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Yes, she has some very nice peaks.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:43 PM (kTF2Z)

336 Almost 9 million different species of life on earth. You would think there would be more than one specie of 'human' .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:43 PM (iXJM1)

337 Speaking of which, Aretha did a good job in the Blues Brothers.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:43 PM (AwPyG)

338 Roger Moore's films were all over the place in tone though. Some of them were pretty serious with a few daffy bits (Octopussy, For Your Eyes Only, Live And Let Die). Others were straight out idiotic crap with little serious tone (Moonraker, The Spy Who Loved Me, etc). Then his last... they couldn't figure out what they were doing. It was obvious they wanted to be more serious but the movie was so terrible it didn't matter what tone they set.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (KZzsI)

339 Just wondering --

Am I the only one who would have liked to see most of the kids in the Jurassic Park movies get eaten?

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (JzDjf)

340 Albert Collins in adventures in babysitting?

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (1k5or)

341 AiBS also featured Penelope Anne Miller as the stranded at the bus station friend who caused all the adventure.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (bJKUl)

342 326 Weird Science was in the 80's. That is all.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (iXJM1)

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So was Real Genius

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:45 PM (CAJOC)

343 Am I the only one who would have liked to see most of the kids in the Jurassic Park movies get eaten?
Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (JzDjf)
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No.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:45 PM (2SdPm)

344 330 "Davey and Goliath" was the claymation show. By the fvcking Lutherans, natch. I watched it ... religiously.

I remember one episode. Davey is on track to take first place at a soapbox derby .. but he spaced out and forgot to install a cotter pin on a wheel nut, and the wheel fell off. Oops! Davey needed a TI to sign off on his work, and he'd have been OK.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 04, 2021 09:41 PM
It was Sunday mornings right? Saw it occasionally but usually watched a station out of Augusta Georgia which was black gospel, Might Clouds Of Joy, Blind Boys, etc. Then it was off to First Baptist.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:45 PM (0OP+5)

345 Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I though Roger Moore sucked as 007. And another unpopular opinion, Daniel Craig is the 2nd best 007.

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 04, 2021 09:45 PM (+56GQ)

346 331 I am drawing a blank but they had a pretty big-name actual blues musician in that scene.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:40 PM (llON

This is correct. Unfortunately I'd have to google it as my mind is a sieve these days.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (BgMrQ)

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B.B. King, if I'm not mistaken.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (CAJOC)

347 Speaking of which, Aretha did a good job in the Blues Brothers.

Posted by: artemis

That was a great scene.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (FVME7)

348 I have never watched any of the Jurassic movies. Subject had never has interested me.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (iXJM1)

349 George Lazenby was great as the Dad in "Chuck."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (2SdPm)

350 So was Real Genius
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:45 PM (CAJOC)

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Fun fact: Val Kilmer did Top Gun after Real Genius.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (kTF2Z)

351 Am I the only one who would have liked to see most of the kids in the Jurassic Park movies get eaten?
Posted by: Just Some Guy


Not on camera.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (r1z5A)

352 Am I the only one who would have liked to see most of the kids in the Jurassic Park movies get eaten?
Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (JzDjf)

No.
Well, he was cute, but she was so annoying.
And I agree, the CGI has held up really well. Re-watched it just last week.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (bJKUl)

353 Weird Science was in the 80's. That is all.

So was Real Genius


And My Science Project. Those were the days when one studio started to work on a kind of project, every other one had to put out their version.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (KZzsI)

354 Am I the only one who wanted the Earthlings to kill all the blue Avatarians?

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (+56GQ)

355 Batman Mask of the Phantasm was from the guy that made the 90s animated show Bruce Timm IIRC. The soundtrack was by Shirley Walker, who did a great job being in the shadow of Danny Elfman.

https://youtu.be/3UZ4Nkk27l4

Also the retro-future World Fair was one of the best things about that version of Gotham.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (ybIRR)

356 349 George Lazenby was great as the Dad in "Chuck."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (2SdPm)
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Wasn't that Dalton?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)

357 336 Almost 9 million different species of life on earth. You would think there would be more than one specie of 'human' .

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:43 PM (iXJM1)


There were.

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (AMIL/)

358 Am I the only one who would have liked to see most of the kids in the Jurassic Park movies get eaten?
Posted by: Just Some Guy

===

I thought it would have been fitting for goldblum to get eaten right in the middle of one of his speeches. Kind of a Hulk smashing Loki thing. Only with him being eaten

Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (1k5or)

359 Oh, and the little boy in Jurassic Park also played Eugene Sledge in The Pacific.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:48 PM (kTF2Z)

360 Wasn't that Dalton?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (Dc2NZ)
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Crud.

Yes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (2SdPm) at December 04, 2021 09:48 PM (2SdPm)

361 Perhaps an unpopular opinion, but I though Roger Moore sucked as 007.

Yeah, he's at the bottom of my Bond Actor list. He was in a couple good Bond films and he's a much better actor than it looked like in that crap but he wasn't a good Bond. Not really his fault, they decided to go all goofball with the series.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:48 PM (KZzsI)

362 How is everyone watching TCM? I don't currently have it and miss it.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:48 PM (qpolg)

363 TJM, I know I'm way late to the thread, but have you considered comparing the two Support Your Local films?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at December 04, 2021 09:49 PM (7bRMQ)

364 YouTube has the Davey and Goliath episodes, if you want to watch again.

I tried, without success, to find the "try not to forget the cotter pin" episode.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 04, 2021 09:49 PM (MAJoQ)

365 354 Am I the only one who wanted the Earthlings to kill all the blue Avatarians?

Posted by: FriscoYoda at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM
Absolutely not.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:49 PM (0OP+5)

366 1. Mary of Scotland is maybe my least favorite Ford movie. Love that historical period, and yet somehow they managed to make it boring.

2. Have you seen Ford's The Long Voyage Home yet? An overlooked Ford classic. Wayne is a Swedish sailor whose buddies try to keep from getting drunk so he can get home. Tense, heartbreaking, and hilarious.

3. The '40s was the greatest decade of film, hands down. Would rank them thus: '40s, '30s, '50s (could interchange those two), '70s, '60s, '80s, '90s.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 09:49 PM (1gif2)

367 Am I the only one who wanted the Earthlings to kill all the blue Avatarians?
Posted by: FriscoYoda


I want to know why one does a ground attack when you control the space OVER your target.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (r1z5A)

368 337 Speaking of which, Aretha did a good job in the Blues Brothers.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:43 PM (AwPyG)

"Think" is one of my favorites by Aretha, as is "Chain of Fools"

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (BgMrQ)

369 There were.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (AMIL/

Piltdown? /s



Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (iXJM1)

370 Am I the only one who wanted the Earthlings to kill all the blue Avatarians?
Posted by: FriscoYoda

Damn space Comanches!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks Now With Pumpkin Spice! at December 04, 2021 09:51 PM (FVME7)

371 But Davy, you're a dumbass!

-Goliath

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 09:51 PM (kTF2Z)

372 I can't think of any movie I've seen her in where she didn't have great chemistry with her male costar
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (gLRfa)

The interesting thing about Kerr was everyone acknowledged that she had a simply beautiful voice, but she could not act and sing at the same time, so like Audrey Hepburn for My Fair Lady, for The King and I, they dubbed in Marne Nixion for her.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (5iUNf)

373 B.B. King, if I'm not mistaken.
Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:46 PM (CAJOC)

Looked it up:

Albert Collins.

I knew it wasn't BB King, I was thinking Bo Diddly...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (BgMrQ)

374 353 Weird Science was in the 80's. That is all.

So was Real Genius

And My Science Project. Those were the days when one studio started to work on a kind of project, every other one had to put out their version.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (KZzsI)
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That phase lasted a while, up until Armageddon/Deep Impact and Dante's Peak/Volcano. After that, it became remakes and comic book movies. We're about due for something new. I'm thinking that, considering the current crop in charge of Hollywood, that they'll go back to straight documentaries. Things like "Battleship Potemkin" and "Triumph of the Will."

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (lNHqD)

375 362 How is everyone watching TCM? I don't currently have it and miss it.
Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:48 PM (qpolg)
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My mom's cable package has it, but my cable company doesn't offer it with the basic -- you have to add on a sports megapackage which has TCM! That's bullshite.

But Mom laughs that it guarantees I'll visit.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 09:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

376 1. Mary of Scotland is maybe my least favorite Ford movie. Love that historical period, and yet somehow they managed to make it boring.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 09:49 PM

Confession: I have never been able to watch the whole thing.
Badly cast, for one thing.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 09:53 PM (bJKUl)

377 I'm thinking that, considering the current crop in charge of Hollywood, that they'll go back to straight documentaries. Things like "Battleship Potemkin" and "Triumph of the Will."
Posted by: Pennsyltucky at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (lNHqD)


More like "Fauci".

Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 09:53 PM (vuisn)

378 >>> 367 Am I the only one who wanted the Earthlings to kill all the blue Avatarians?
Posted by: FriscoYoda


I want to know why one does a ground attack when you control the space OVER your target.
Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (r1z5A)

Because that's what Jim Cameron's plot required.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (llON8)

379 Avatar -- everything should have been consumed in a supernova or giant asteroid collision.

The Pacific -- never saw that one, but read Eugene Sledge's book With the Old Breed some years back. Well worth a look.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (JzDjf)

380 340 Albert Collins in adventures in babysitting?
Posted by: 2009Refugee at December 04, 2021 09:44 PM (1k5or)

Thank you. I was working my way back up thread when I saw this...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (BgMrQ)

381 372 I can't think of any movie I've seen her in where she didn't have great chemistry with her male costar
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (gLRfa)

The interesting thing about Kerr was everyone acknowledged that she had a simply beautiful voice, but she could not act and sing at the same time, so like Audrey Hepburn for My Fair Lady, for The King and I, they dubbed in Marne Nixion for her.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM
Audrey Hepburn did not have to sing. No sir.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (0OP+5)

382 The Deer Hunter is awful.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (ybIRR)

383 @357

Fun fact: back when DNA was getting organized in the late 80's early 90s, they decided to test and compare whatever they could from the remains of early man.

They discovered that Australopithecus, Neanderthal man, homo sapiens, etc, were not part of an evolution, but were separate species. Remember the movie Quest for Fire, and all the different tribes? More like that.

This interferes with the theory of Darwinism, though, so you almost never see it discussed. Instead, we are told things like we "all descended from a skeleton named Alice, found in Africa"

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (AwPyG)

384 That phase lasted a while, up until Armageddon/Deep Impact and Dante's Peak/Volcano.

Every time they did that there was always one clear winner in terms of quality and one in terms of earnings. But usually there were a couple of them that were pretty great even if not the best.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (KZzsI)

385 I knew it wasn't BB King, I was thinking Bo Diddly...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (BgMrQ)

Bo Diddley was in Blues Brothers 2000.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (iXJM1)

386 I can't think of any movie I've seen her in where she didn't have great chemistry with her male costar
Posted by: Tuna at December 04, 2021 09:42 PM (gLRfa)

I first saw Kerr in the beautiful film Black Narcissus...Jean Simmons was a teen actor then and played a naughty young thing. But Kerr was the center piece of a very thoughtful movie.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (5iUNf)

387 This interferes with the theory of Darwinism, though, so you almost never see it discussed. Instead, we are told things like we "all descended from a skeleton named Alice, found in Africa"

I honestly think that science suffers more than almost any other field from really awful, ignorant reporting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (KZzsI)

388 But Mom laughs that it guarantees I'll visit.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in

lol. my cable is already too expensive. I used to watch with mom all the time too. Enjoy it while you can!

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (qpolg)

389 385 I knew it wasn't BB King, I was thinking Bo Diddly...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:52 PM (BgMrQ)

Bo Diddley was in Blues Brothers 2000.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (iXJM1)

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Poor guy.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (CAJOC)

390 Bo Diddley was in Blues Brothers 2000.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (iXJM1)

Never saw it...

I was remembering Bo Diddley from the Bo Jackson "Bo Knows" commercials.

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (BgMrQ)

391 @376

Mary Queen of Scots is like St Paul, to me--someone with an almost unbelievable life story. I'm surprised no one's tried to do a great film about either.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (AwPyG)

392 >>> 384 That phase lasted a while, up until Armageddon/Deep Impact and Dante's Peak/Volcano.

Every time they did that there was always one clear winner in terms of quality and one in terms of earnings. But usually there were a couple of them that were pretty great even if not the best.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (KZzsI)

"Big" vs ... whatever it was that had the nerdy LA detective from "Beverly Hills Cop" ... but even then that one scene towards the end of the movie skeeved me out, and now Tom Hanks seems to have some real-life issues.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (llON8)

393 Rae Dawn Chong in Quest For Fire. The first pre-historic beejer.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (0OP+5)

394 390 Bo Diddley was in Blues Brothers 2000.
Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (iXJM1)

Never saw it...

I was remembering Bo Diddley from the Bo Jackson "Bo Knows" commercials.
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 09:57 PM (BgMrQ)

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Bo don't know Diddley.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (CAJOC)

395 Scentist: "and my study indicates that if properly treated with an effective catalyst and used in a larger regimen of medical treatment, carbonated water can reduce the growth of cancer by as much as 1.2% but we need more study to be sure."

Reporter: WATER CURES CANCER

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (KZzsI)

396 We get TCM on our cable, no problem.

I'm watching the film restoration archives show for 2021.
I'm a sucker for film esoterica. This has Mexican TV commercials from the '50s, stuff like that.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (bJKUl)

397 129 @125

the Q types have always said CNN=CIA plants. It would explain why so many unappealing people have the job, despite their lack of ratings

So maybe there's a macro story here, and its not just the cuomos but it's about the bad guys finally getting exposed.

Maybe.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:00 PM (AwPyG)

Still the best channel out there, but the writing's on the wall for their inevitable decline. Recently changed their graphics and music to like something from an Atari commercial circa 1981. And they've been dipping their toes into the "explaining why you should hate X because it isn't woke enough" waters. Slowly sneaking in more modern movies too. As we know, wokeism destroys everything, and TCM will soon fall like every other institution. A shame.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (1gif2)

398 Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (AwPyG)

Maybe but even so that is so few comparatively speaking.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (iXJM1)

399 369 There were.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (AMIL/

Piltdown? /s



Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (iXJM1)


Homo erectus, homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis, homo heidelbergensis, and six or seven more species of genus homo are recognized by anthropologists. Our species is homo sapiens. All the others are extinct. Because?

Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (AMIL/)

400 I honestly think that science suffers more than almost any other field from really awful, ignorant reporting.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (KZzsI)
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That's because the people reporting on it are generally too stupid to understand it.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 04, 2021 09:59 PM (NQjQK)

401 Oh, and the little boy in Jurassic Park also played Eugene Sledge in The Pacific.
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What a badass. I think there are photos of him on Peleliu or Okinawa in "The War" and the look on those guys faces you wouldn't fvck with. Then interviews in his later years he was so humble you wouldn't believe it was the same guy.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 09:59 PM (+ya+t)

402 sal, what cable. I'm very limited here.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 09:59 PM (qpolg)

403 >>>Our species is homo sapiens. All the others are extinct. Because?


Best killers.

Posted by: davidt at December 04, 2021 10:00 PM (0hbQ6)

404 >>> 399 369 There were.
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:47 PM (AMIL/

Piltdown? /s

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 09:50 PM (iXJM1)

Homo erectus, homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis, homo heidelbergensis, and six or seven more species of genus homo are recognized by anthropologists. Our species is homo sapiens. All the others are extinct. Because?
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (AMIL/)

BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING!

Posted by: Greta Thurnberg at December 04, 2021 10:00 PM (llON8)

405 Homo erectus, homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis, homo heidelbergensis, and six or seven more species of genus homo are recognized by anthropologists. Our species is homo sapiens. All the others are extinct. Because?
Posted by: Gref at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (AMIL/)

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Who the fuck are you calling homo? ;D

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:00 PM (kTF2Z)

406 Homo erectus, homo habilis, homo neanderthalensis, homo heidelbergensis, and six or seven more species of genus homo are recognized by anthropologists. Our species is homo sapiens. All the others are extinct. Because?
Posted by: Gref

"Scientists" take a lot of crap on faith...then make fun of me for mine.

Posted by: Some Rat at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (r1z5A)

407 That didn't work. I'm emojiless.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:01 PM (kTF2Z)

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (kTF2Z)

409 Schumacher has made a number of good movies, but will be famous for ruining Batman.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (ybIRR)

410 "homo erectus"

HA HA HA HA HA HA HEE HEE HEE HA HA HA HOMO ERECTUS HA HA

Posted by: Class of 7th grade boys at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (KZzsI)

411 Audrey Hepburn did not have to sing. No sir.
Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 09:54 PM (0OP+5)

The producers for the film got a lot of grief that they didn't cast Julie Andrews at the time in the role of Eliza Doolittle, given Andrews' stage role in My Fair Lady before - but Hepburn was simply lovely in the role and she deserved the accolades she got for it even if she didn't sing most of the songs in it.

Besides, Andrews won best actress that year for Mary Poppins - even though she didn't deserve it and Hepburn did for My Fair Lady.

Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (5iUNf)

412 Recognized by anthropologists.

Heh.

Posted by: Just a side note at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (iXJM1)

413 @407: "That didn't work. I'm emojiless."

🧐

Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (+WWsf)

414 Ok, so toss that one in the previous comment so I don't look like an asshole.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (kTF2Z)

415 BECAUSE OF GLOBAL WARMING!
Posted by: Greta Thurnberg at December 04, 2021 10:00 PM

Blah, blah, blah....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (rBtIz)

416 Noodist

Posted by: Rex B at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (kromb)

417 We're in Central Tx and we have Direct.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (bJKUl)

418 Makers Mark 110 proof. Good night all.

Posted by: Eromero at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (0OP+5)

419 ONT

Posted by: Rex B at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (kromb)

420 Ok, so toss that one in the previous comment so I don't look like an asshole.

Your post had a certain lac

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (KZzsI)

421 Still the best channel out there, but the writing's on the wall for their inevitable decline. Recently changed their graphics and music to like something from an Atari commercial circa 1981. And they've been dipping their toes into the "explaining why you should hate X because it isn't woke enough" waters. Slowly sneaking in more modern movies too. As we know, wokeism destroys everything, and TCM will soon fall like every other institution. A shame.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (1gif2)
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They seem to be backing away from the trigger warnings and hand-holding explanations, at least in the intros.

I could do without all the mutual admiration clips and the wine club adverts.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Iron Fist in Velvet Glove in Iron Gauntlet Clutching an Iron Mace at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

422 Posted by: Walter Freeman at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (+WWsf)

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Don't think I don't notice your emoji privilege.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 10:03 PM (kTF2Z)

423 thanks sal.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 10:05 PM (qpolg)

424 Besides, Andrews won best actress that year for Mary Poppins - even though she didn't deserve it and Hepburn did for My Fair Lady.
Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 10:02 PM (5iUNf)

File this under the Longbow / Crossbow aguemment.

For the record, for as loverly as Audrey was to look at, Julie deserved that role...#fuckjackwarner

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at December 04, 2021 10:06 PM (BgMrQ)

425 Still the best channel out there, but the writing's on the wall for their inevitable decline. Recently changed their graphics and music to like something from an Atari commercial circa 1981. And they've been dipping their toes into the "explaining why you should hate X because it isn't woke enough" waters. Slowly sneaking in more modern movies too. As we know, wokeism destroys everything, and TCM will soon fall like every other institution. A shame.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 09:58 PM (1gif2)

They'd been doing that a bit, even before Osborne died, but under Ben, they've revved it up. I knew that would happen, ever since I saw him lose it on The Young Turks 2016 Election Night coverage.
My hope is that there are so many movies out there that they can't find something wrong with all of them.
But i'm afraid you're right.

Posted by: sal at December 04, 2021 10:07 PM (bJKUl)

426 386 I first saw Kerr in the beautiful film Black Narcissus...Jean Simmons was a teen actor then and played a naughty young thing. But Kerr was the center piece of a very thoughtful movie.
Posted by: Boswell at December 04, 2021 09:55 PM (5iUNf)

Absolutely first-rate movie, albeit a slow-burner that requires patience.

You should check out others by the same filmmakers, known as the Archers. A Matter of Life and Death with David Niven and Kim Hunter (way pre-Planet of the Apes) is a real mind-blower. And for very early Deborah Kerr (maybe her first?), another favorite Archers movie is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, where she plays three roles, I think.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 10:09 PM (1gif2)

427 426
You should check out others by the same filmmakers, known as the Archers. A Matter of Life and Death with David Niven and Kim Hunter (way pre-Planet of the Apes) is a real mind-blower. And for very early Deborah Kerr (maybe her first?), another favorite Archers movie is The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, where she plays three roles, I think.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 10:09 PM (1gif2)

===

You say The Archers, I say Powell and Pressburger.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (o7bkq)

428 It always confused me as a 12-year old to see "Alien" toys, model kits, etc. in the hobby stores from a movie I was too young to see firsthand.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM


I saw Alien in the theatre when it was released. At age 11. Thanks, dad. (Also got to see The Omen at age

Posted by: Chuck C at December 04, 2021 10:11 PM (EughT)

429 I wish this thread had come out an hour earlier! (thanks for making it each week though. I always read all the content)

I was hard up for a movie and just started searching by genre and date. Ended up watching The 10th Victim, which reminded me in tone of Death Race 2000. Similar socially-approved violence and social satire.

I can't think of any modern movies with humorous social satire, but I'm likely just ill-informed and possibly excluding things because all the satire would probably just seem to me to be lefties criticizing what I deem good. I was going to go through Rollerball and some of the older work of similar bent.

Any suggestions?

Posted by: .87c at December 04, 2021 11:29 PM (8w5AQ)

430 "I can't think of any modern movies with humorous social satire, but I'm likely just ill-informed and possibly excluding things because all the satire would probably just seem to me to be lefties criticizing what I deem good. I was going to go through Rollerball and some of the older work of similar bent.

"Any suggestions?"

"Idiocracy" has more than a bit of the flavor of Kornbluth's "Marching Morons" about it.

Posted by: Pope John the 20th at December 04, 2021 11:50 PM (Ap+cR)

431 I'll probably watch part 2 when I get back home but something better happen. Like explosions. Or titties. Or exploding titties.

You don't want those in that movie. Cause if there are any, they are probably going to be Yoko's.

Posted by: Azjaeger at December 05, 2021 12:36 AM (3/XaG)

CNN: We Have Terminated Fredo

I'm surprised.

Posted by: Ace at 07:48 PM




Comments

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1 Wow

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 04, 2021 07:48 PM (rDgjh)

2 Do not believe it!

Posted by: rhennigantx at December 04, 2021 07:48 PM (yrol0)

3 We believe in second chances.

Posted by: MSDNC at December 04, 2021 07:50 PM (Ojki1)

4 So let it be written.

So let it be done.

Posted by: Yul Brenner at December 04, 2021 07:50 PM (csEWM)

5 Both Cuomo's are gone because of NYAG Leticia James. She brought charges against Andy and delivered detailed dirt on Chris to CNN that they couldn't ignore.

Love the D on D internecine warfare, but Leticia could be NY's next governor. If so, we'll wish we had Andy back.

Irony is that Chris "Fredo" Cuomo is smather than Andy, but Andy got more of the mother's mafia genes.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 04, 2021 07:50 PM (ZHVt1)

6 LOL !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (03BbD)

7 How about just one more last chance? Please??

Posted by: Chris Cuomo at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (4I/2K)

8 I cannot believe they actually pulled the trigger and shit canned that pond scumbag sucking bottom feeder. Wow.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (Vxu+H)

9 >>> 7 How about just one more last chance? Please??
Posted by: Chris Cuomo at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (4I/2K)

No.

Posted by: Snake Oil Salesmen at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (llON8)

10 Fredo, we hardly knew ye!

Really, we were damn sick of you, but why kick a man when he's down?

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (PQ4Fz)

11 Cuomo free in '21!
Yea!

Now to get the elder for nursing care home deaths.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (iMZHt)

12 I hope no one surprises my pussy.

Posted by: Mrs Slocumb at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (Tnijr)

13
Wonder if this is a result of the new bosses taking over?
Is this the beginning?

Posted by: YIKES! at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (t6XCL)

14 I've been lurking on Conservative Treehouse for several months and I'm alarmed that it's suddenly full of Holocaust denying trolls. Feels like an op.

Posted by: Max Power at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (QCc6B)

15 >>> 10 Fredo, we hardly knew ye!

Really, we were damn sick of you, but why kick a man when he's down?
Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 07:51 PM (PQ4Fz)

Because he's a leftist POS and the brother of a mass murderer?

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (llON8)

16 Cuomo/Cuomo 2024

Slogan: Hey, we're both more likable than Kamala

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (PQ4Fz)

17 ugh they're going to give the slot to Jake Tapper

horror

Posted by: ace at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (0G13K)

18 15 Because he's a leftist POS and the brother of a mass murderer?
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (llON


Details, details.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (PQ4Fz)

19 >>> 14 I've been lurking on Conservative Treehouse for several months and I'm alarmed that it's suddenly full of Holocaust denying trolls. Feels like an op.
Posted by: Max Power at December 04, 2021 07:52 PM (QCc6B)

Oh look, another conspiracy theory.

Posted by: Top Men and Whammen of the Eff.Bee.EYE. at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (llON8)

20 Didn't he write a book...something like.... Marxism For Dummies?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (UvMeP)

21 >>>Really, we were damn sick of you, but why kick a man when he's down?
Posted by: Splunge

best time to kick a man if i'm being realistic

Posted by: ace at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (0G13K)

22 Stomped by the movie thread

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (ufFY8)

23 Whoa.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (SRRAx)

24 Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of assholes. Hope the hits keep coming.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (qpolg)

25 17 ugh they're going to give the slot to Jake Tapper

horror
Posted by: ace at December 04, 2021 07:53 PM (0G13K)

On the plus side, now you can do some sort of Tater and Tapper sandwich piece.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 07:55 PM (csEWM)

26 As Ignoramus pointed out, only same/worse will follow. With a garbage populace and garbage institutions, there's an inexhaustible supply of unfit vile idiots to fill positions.

Nobody watches that crude propaganda outlet anyway, right? Isn't that the big topic of discussion half the time?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (OTzUX)

27 Let Cuomo go up against veep throat and the doj will have him up on charges for murdering those nursing home patients so fast it will make his head pop off! Run Andy run!!!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (Vxu+H)

28 "best time to kick a man if i'm being realistic

Posted by: ace at December 04, 2021 07:54 PM (0G13K) "


THIS !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (03BbD)

29 Hi ace!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 04, 2021 07:56 PM (Vxu+H)

30 Jake Tapper
Kamala Harris
Joe Biden
Tater Stelter

I'm sensing a pattern of promoting incompetents way above their station.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (PQ4Fz)

31 17 But Tapper will have fewer eyes in that slot then if he spent that hour on Twitter. Not sure that is winning.

Posted by: Bete at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (Ojki1)

32 >>Really, we were damn sick of you, but why kick a man when he's down?

Because he's easier to reach.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (ZLI7S)

33 iffen we're not bein' realistic, then what the actual eff is the point, anymore ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (03BbD)

34 Hi madame!

Posted by: ace at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (0G13K)

35 https://youtu.be/bLxQCc8eQX0?t=877

Dirge for Fredo

Posted by: You Really Don't Want to Know at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (nLrWw)

36 32 >>Really, we were damn sick of you, but why kick a man when he's down?

Because he's easier to reach.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 04, 2021 07:57 PM (ZLI7S)

You can really get a wind up. Steel toes help.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (csEWM)

37
Yea, Alabama! Drown 'em Tide!
Every 'Bama man's behind you,
Hit your stride.
Go teach the Bulldogs to behave,
Send the Yellow Jackets to a watery grave.
And if a man starts to weaken,
That's a shame!
For Bama's pluck and grit have
Writ her name in Crimson flame.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (yQpMk)

38
Fight on, fight on, fight on men!
Remember the Rose Bowl, we'll win then.
Go, roll to victory,
Hit your stride,
You're Dixie's football pride,
Crimson Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide!!

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (yQpMk)

39 >>> but why kick a man when he's down?

Because that is when he is closer to your feet.

Posted by: fluffy at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (UnQlg)

40 36 You can really get a wind up. Steel toes help.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 07:58 PM (csEWM)


I'm not paying good money for steel toes.

Steel heels, yes.

Posted by: Fredo Cuomo at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (PQ4Fz)

41 Kick him when he's down, kick him when he's up either way, doesn't matter. Just kick the bastard until he coughs up his spleen. That's what counts!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 04, 2021 07:59 PM (Vxu+H)

42 A good pair of steel toes is a blessing. Finding good boots/shoes is bad enough. Finding ones that also have a good, comfortable steel toe? A treasure.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (csEWM)

43 Bryce Young's dad is just busting with pride.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:01 PM (yQpMk)

44 new balance makes some truly excellent steel-toe running shoes ...
just sayin'

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (03BbD)

45 >>> but why kick a man when he's down?

I am not sensing a lot of sympathy for Mr Cuomo.

Posted by: fluffy at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (UnQlg)

46 44 new balance makes some truly excellent steel-toe running shoes ...
just sayin'
Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:02 PM (03BbD)

I really liked two pairs running of Keens I got. This last pair... I ended up going back to the older pair and putting new insoles in.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:03 PM (csEWM)

47
18 months ago Fake News was calling Andrew Cuomo "America's Boyfriend."

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (EWxxC)

48 but why kick a man when he's down?
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Because he would do it to you if he got the chance. Fvck him.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (+ya+t)

49 The media is sick and twisted.

Posted by: Infidel at December 04, 2021 08:05 PM (qpolg)

50 got a couple pair of Keens,; no steel-toe ... but big yes, an excellent shoe !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (03BbD) at December 04, 2021 08:06 PM (03BbD)

51 Keen (Keene?) boots serve me well. Wonder if the workers will have to wear masks at their factory?

Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2021 08:08 PM (OTzUX)

52 How come we never see the Ugandan funeral guys anymore?

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (AwPyG)

53 51 Keen (Keene?) boots serve me well. Wonder if the workers will have to wear masks at their factory?
Posted by: rhomboid at December 04, 2021 08:08 PM (OTzUX)

This boot says 'Keen'.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (csEWM)

54
You don't think Megan Kelly called CNN when she heard this and begged them for the time slot? I think so.

Lots of people did.

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (EWxxC)

55 52 How come we never see the Ugandan funeral guys anymore?
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (AwPyG)

That was a fun meme.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:09 PM (csEWM)

56 Biden could do one for the economy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 04, 2021 08:10 PM (csEWM)

57 Assuming that Michigan wins, the playoffs will be Michigan 1, Alabama 2, Cincinnati 3, and Georgia 4.

Thwe committe will arrange it where the first round is not a Al-GA rematch.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:10 PM (yQpMk)

58 Bryce Young will get the Heisman, now, and after this game he deserves it.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:10 PM (AwPyG)

59 Fredo, the mattresses are worn out.

Posted by: Sonny Cuomoleon at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (Xrfse)

60
Remember when Alan Keyes and Michael Savage had shows on msnbc?

Posted by: Soothsayer at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (EWxxC)

61 @57

Yeah, hard to get too excited about this game when they are going to play again with more on the line.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (AwPyG)

62 This just tells me that someone (the NY AG?) gave CNN some really nasty info we aren't privy to yet that forced CNN's hand. Hope they leak some of it. Although the left only leaks when it's to their benefit.

Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 08:12 PM (1gif2)

63 also, Cincinnati will be crushed by Alabama.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:13 PM (yQpMk)

64 @62

I have a feeling the left is not longer able to stop leaks.

See: surprise FAA docs at trial, showing 700 more manifests for Epstein flights.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:14 PM (AwPyG)

65 Redwing was top dog around here in work boots for a long time. Guys I've talked to say the leather quality has gone down and the price went up so they're looking at other brands. I wonder if they have the China Syndrome like everyone else.

Posted by: dartist at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (+ya+t)

66 Uganda?

That was Ghana.

Posted by: Been Lurking, but clearly been posting too at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (rDgjh)

67 Assuming that Michigan wins, the playoffs will be Michigan 1, Alabama 2, Cincinnati 3, and Georgia 4.

Thwe committe will arrange it where the first round is not a Al-GA rematch.


Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:10 PM

I am predicting Alabama 1, Michigan 2, Georgia 3, Cincinnati 4.

I just don't see them ranking Cincinnati ahead of any of the top 3 teams. If Michigan loses, then Alabama 1, Georgia 2, Cincinnati 3, Baylor/Notre Dame/Ohio State 4.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (Do5/p)

68 Good. Fuck him dry.

Alternate headline: Top Wop Hack Whacked

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (sIxXb)

69 Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:15 PM (Do5/p)

Yeah, maybe. But no rematch in the frirst round. The committee will make sure of that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (yQpMk)

70 Yeah, hard to get too excited about this game when they are going to play again with more on the line.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:11 PM (AwPyG

Here's a crazy idea, how about a playoff system bigger than four teams. You know, like every other division and athletic associations.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM (aghXp)

71 they're going to give the slot to Jake Tapper

*sploosh*

Posted by: "Conservative" Twitter at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (kOpft)

72 I'm trying to picture Fredo meeting Rachel Maddow, and I can't quite manage it.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (PQ4Fz)

73 They uncovered this email:

Andy,

Did you see where Tucker called Zucker the dwarf king? LOLOLOL!

Chris

Posted by: Duke Lowell at December 04, 2021 08:17 PM (kTF2Z)

74 It happens.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (LBiyC)

75 At least he didn't betray the family.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (LBiyC)

76 Oh, I thought Michigan was undefeated. Yeah, a 12-1 Alabama trumps a 12-1 Michigan.

So Georgia has to be #3 to not rematch first round.

I think you are right Clyde and I am wrong.

Alabama
Michigan
Georgia
Cincinnati

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:18 PM (yQpMk)

77 Yeah, maybe. But no rematch in the frirst round. The committee will make sure of that.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM

Agreed. They have to hope that Michigan wins to make their job easy. If Michigan loses, they then have to figure out who provides the best matchup for Alabama in semi-final.

Iowa is ridiculously overrated, so I don't expect Michigan to have any trouble with them. They have zero offense and rely on defense and special teams to play perfect to win. They were exposed by an average Purdue team. Then further exposed by good Wisconsin team the following week. Then played cupcakes the rest of the season and had things fall their way with Minnesota upsetting Wisconsin.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (Do5/p)

78 The whole playoff deal is just an ESPN invitational, and that's all.

It helps your blood pressure to look at it that way.

Example: people pitching ohio state as a contender, if Michigan loses.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (AwPyG)

79 "Although the left only leaks when it's to their benefit."

This is D on D internecine war. NYAG Leticia James' Brain Trust knocked out the Cuomos so that she can be the next gov.

Posted by: Ignoramus at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (ZHVt1)

80 Georgia lost, so did ND. Alabama/Michigan would do better than a rematch. Having a 4/5 game makes alot of sense.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at December 04, 2021 08:20 PM (b+v9B)

81 The whole playoff deal is just an ESPN invitational, and that's all.

It helps your blood pressure to look at it that way.

Example: people pitching ohio state as a contender, if Michigan loses.
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:19 PM (AwPyG)



yeah, and I'm not afraid to say that ESPN sucks SEC cock. We are their money maker.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:20 PM (yQpMk)

82 Here's a crazy idea, how about a playoff system bigger than four teams. You know, like every other division and athletic associations.

Posted by: Beartooth at December 04, 2021 08:16 PM

There was a plan in the works to have an 8-team playoff by 2024. But the scroll during the Houston-Cincinnati game stated that that plan is now delayed.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM (Do5/p)

83 With hindsight, the two most amazing upsets were Oregon over OSU at home, and Tex A&M over Alabama

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:21 PM (AwPyG)

84 Andy was getting sucked down the whirlpool but he never let go of Fredo's leg.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 04, 2021 08:22 PM (VxC1e)

85 Oregon losing twice to Utah messed everything up. They beat Ohio St. at the bean farm.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (b+v9B)

86 Chris Cuomo is looking forward to a life of GTL: Gym, Tanning, Laundry.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:23 PM (PQ4Fz)

87 I am just amazed that we played so well against Georgia in this game after our OL was just whgipped by Auburn last week. This a good Alabama team, maybe a really good offense, but it is not an elite team like previous champions. We have caught some real breaks this year to get here,

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (yQpMk)

88 Utah must have a good coach in Whittingham, because they got better as the season went on.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (AwPyG)

89 62 Although the left only leaks when it's to their benefit.
Posted by: Rusty Trawler at December 04, 2021 08:12 PM (1gif2)


Not true. Joe Biden is on the left, and he leaks all the damn time. It's why those rare press conferences are so short.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM (PQ4Fz)

90 @87

Never bet against a Saban when death is on the line

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:25 PM (AwPyG)

91 How do you keep those people straight? Travel ban them too to be on the safe side.

Posted by: Dr. Fauci at December 04, 2021 08:26 PM (LBiyC)

92 >>Chris Cuomo is looking forward to a life of GTL: Gym, Tanning, Laundry.

He's got to be worth at least $10 million.

He'll probably just party with Matt Lauer.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 04, 2021 08:27 PM (ZLI7S)

93 Michigan's D can't get off the field. I dont expect this to be pretty.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at December 04, 2021 08:28 PM (b+v9B)

94 Utah Iowa would be a good Rose bowl.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at December 04, 2021 08:29 PM (b+v9B)

95 Never bet against a Saban when death is on the line
Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:25 PM (AwPyG)


I was at Alabama when the Bear won two NCs and was cheated out of a third and yet I say that Saban is the GOAT.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:30 PM (yQpMk)

96 Maybe we should re-think Mario Cuomo, the governor who could never quite bring himself to run for president. What did he know about himself that resulted in these two sons?

Posted by: banjo at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (tSiV9)

97 92 >>Chris Cuomo is looking forward to a life of GTL: Gym, Tanning, Laundry.

He's got to be worth at least $10 million.

He'll probably just party with Matt Lauer.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 04, 2021 08:27 PM (ZLI7S)


That sounds close enough to Hell for me.

Posted by: Splunge at December 04, 2021 08:31 PM (PQ4Fz)

98 I am just amazed that we played so well against Georgia in this game after our OL was just whgipped by Auburn last week. This a good Alabama team, maybe a really good offense, but it is not an elite team like previous champions. We have caught some real breaks this year to get here,

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:24 PM

Alabama was able to pull off the win last week without Jameson Williams. He was back this game and torched the Georgia D. Along with Metchie. Hopefully Metchie is not hurt badly and is back for the playoffs. When he went out of the game tonight, Alabama's offense went cold. He and Williams give Alabama quite the WR threat on offense.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:33 PM (Do5/p)

99 @95

Amazing, that he sounds like he can't ties his own shoes on those commercials.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:33 PM (AwPyG)

100 Evening.

CNN's statement should read, "We were hoping this would all blow over but seeing that our crappy reputation was going deeper down the shitter and after sticking our finger in the wind we said, 'Fuck it,' and decided to cut our losses. We'll continue producing the same garbage simply because one moronic newsreader means jack shit compared to the many writers, producers and leftist propagandists of all stripes that come together to lie to you every fucking day."

Posted by: Robert at December 04, 2021 08:34 PM (2J9rC)

101 Fredo Fredo Cuomo as fired as his brother Fredo.

Posted by: sven at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (Lzpvj)

102 Speaking of commercials, I was jumping back and forth between Georgia-Alabama, Houston-Cincinnati and Die Hard on SyFy and during one of those, I saw a drug commercial where one of the "side effects" was "penile fracture during erection".

Um... I think I'll pass on whatever that drug is for.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (Do5/p)

103 Bippity Bippity....

//Italian Plumbers

Posted by: sven at December 04, 2021 08:35 PM (Lzpvj)

104 @103

Mario and Luigi?

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (AwPyG)

105 Iowa missed FG, Michigan 67-yd TD. Yeah, this game is going to be a blowout. Michigan wins, in the playoff.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at December 04, 2021 08:36 PM (Do5/p)

106 Rumor is that the USC players are grumbling and mutinying because the new coach is going to clean house.

Welcome to real life, all you prima donnas.

Posted by: artemis at December 04, 2021 08:39 PM (AwPyG)

107 CNN's statement should read, "We were hoping this would all blow over but seeing that our crappy reputation was going deeper down the shitter and after sticking our finger in the wind we said, 'Fuck it,' and decided to cut our losses. We'll continue producing the same garbage simply because one moronic newsreader means jack shit compared to the many writers, producers and leftist propagandists of all stripes that come together to lie to you every fucking day."
Posted by: Robert

Shorter version: CNN to continue finger-fucking their own poopers

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at December 04, 2021 08:39 PM (5G5QC)

108 Alabama was able to pull off the win last week without Jameson Williams. He was back this game and torched the Georgia D.


You know our receiving corps is down this year with slow whiteboy Bolden playing almost every snap. He didn't get any respect from the Georgia secondary and that let him made some key receptions tonight but man, is that guy slow. Decent top end but no acceleration at all. What he's got when he gets the ball is pretty much what you are going to get on the play.

I old enough to remember when we had arguably the four best receivers in college football on the team at the same time, if not on the field at the same time.

All of three years ago.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) Native Texan and Alabama Alumn, Twice as Smug as You at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (yQpMk)

109 What a development, Fredo the Elder and Fredo the Lesser gone.

For New Yorkers, like waking from a nightmare. Especially us Upstaters.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 04, 2021 08:42 PM (KATBx)

110 Ha! Cuomo is a shitstain in a sea of rectal confusion.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at December 04, 2021 08:43 PM (BPuaD)

111 Re Cuomo...Rats