Iditarod Round-Up

A French musher was rude to his dogs so they said casse-toi, con.

The lead group at the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska gave up a five-hour edge on the field Monday when the dogs refused to run.

The Associated Press reports that French musher Nicolas Petit lost his lead after yelling at one of his dogs Monday morning for fighting with another dog.

"I yelled at Joey, and everybody heard the yelling, and that doesn't happen," Petit told the Iditarod Insider website. "And then they wouldn't go anymore. Anywhere. So we camped here."

Petit said there was nothing medically wrong with the dogs, chalking the incident that saw several teams pass his by as "a head thing."

"We'll see if one of these dog teams coming by will wake them up at all, Petit said.

For those who worry about the dogs' well-being, well, they do get pampered if they have to leave the race for medical reasons.

Mushers that complete the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race don't always finish with all of their dogs. The person in charge of the "returned dog" program says dogs are withdrawn for various reasons.

"Anything from getting tired, to maybe like a sore foot or a sore shoulder and, you know, sometimes a female goes into heat and that will cause issues," said returned dog coordinator Liz Millman. "Sometimes it's just attitude issues."

...

Veterinarians in Anchorage examine the dogs from head-to-tail, checking on their health. Dr. Erika Friedrich and the rest of the medical staff want to know as much as they can about their patients.

...

"We try and get them checked in and we feed them," Millman said. "We make sure they're good to go and we try to get them home as soon as possible."

If any of the dogs need to spend the night in Anchorage, they are sent to the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center where they are cared for by inmates.

"It's a really safe location," Millman said. "The dogs get a really nice pavilion to be under and a lot of straw and they get bedded down."

An Alaskan musher is in the lead and is just 77 miles from the finish line. He has a very short lead over a Norweigan.

Pete Kaiser, from Bethel, Alaska, was the first musher to arrive at the checkpoint Tuesday in White Mountain.

All mushers must take a mandatory eight-hour break at White Mountain before making the final 77-mile (124-kilometer) push to Nome in the 1,000-mile (1,600-kilometer) race.

Kaiser and defending champion Joar Ulsom of Norway are locked in a battle for the lead. Ulsom arrived in White Mountain 41 minutes after Kaiser.

This link has some videos of interviews with the mushers.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 08:25 PM




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Posted by: Thanatopsis at March 12, 2019 08:26 PM (IKICP)

2 2nd

Posted by: Thanatopsis at March 12, 2019 08:26 PM (IKICP)

3 Watching the start in downtown Anchorage is always a blast.

Posted by: Conqueror of All Foes Cheese at March 12, 2019 08:26 PM (9m9TT)

4 And 3rd

Posted by: Thanatopsis at March 12, 2019 08:26 PM (IKICP)

5 th

Posted by: Conqueror of All Foes Cheese at March 12, 2019 08:27 PM (9m9TT)

6 And . . . a busted straight.

Posted by: Thanatopsis at March 12, 2019 08:27 PM (IKICP)

7 Sounds like the dogs get better health care than our veterans.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:28 PM (ptqGC)

8 I'd watch an Iditarod run with wolves. Or polar bears.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:29 PM (ptqGC)

9 The French dogs were seen to be wearing yellow vests and waving baguettes

Posted by: AlaskaGal at March 12, 2019 08:29 PM (OCwNF)

10
Socialist dogs refused to race; expected to be fed nonetheless.

Winning!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2019 08:30 PM (pNxlR)

11 Willowed (ha!) -

I imagine not hearing from insomniac and nurse is good news.
Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:25 PM (gLMhO)


Did they hook up? I did not know that!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:30 PM (Ki5SV)

12
Weasels!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2019 08:30 PM (pNxlR)

13 just saw the sidebar on the Spanish unisex league.

it's amazing how stupid all of the women cheering for this are. I actually understand the men's teams saying "sure, why not? it's like putting the Deaf, Dumb, and Blind school on the schedule.

So, you can have mens and women's leagues, which keep the two apart, or you can have men only leagues, because the women are gonna get sick of having their lights punched out every night. Choose.

It's a lot like the controversy over unisex bathrooms - men don't give a shit. Men will drop trou in the middle of the street if they know they can get away with it. Keeping the sexes apart is all about protecting the WOMEN, not the men!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 08:30 PM (V2Yro)

14 "Anything from getting tired, to maybe like a sore foot or a sore shoulder and, you know, sometimes a female goes into heat and that will cause issues," said returned dog coordinator Liz Millman. "Sometimes it's just attitude issues."


So, it's like the ONT.

Posted by: Hands at March 12, 2019 08:31 PM (786Ro)

15 A Frenchman was arrogant towards other life-forms?

Quelle surprise!

Posted by: Dr. T at March 12, 2019 08:31 PM (2PXwn)

16 Idiotrod is French slang for penis.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:31 PM (LL1Be)

17 If I was mushing a team on the iditarod, I'd have a cattle prod hanging off the end of a 20' pole. Refuse to run, my ass!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 08:32 PM (V2Yro)

18 I'm still giggling over TuCa calling Tater "CNN's eunuch."

You don't hear the word "eunuch" used enough.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:32 PM (ptqGC)

19 The Associated Press reports that French musher Nicolas Petit lost his lead after yelling at one of his dogs Monday morning for fighting with another dog.

The Frenchman was confused by the idea of fighting.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (Tc1vu)

20
We have 'ettes in heat in these threads?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (pNxlR)

21

Henri the Ennui Cat could care less.

"Stupid dogs and their pet humans. Only an idiot would be out in this weather if it were not to buy me food."

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (HaL55)

22 Was that dog's name LeBron?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (sy5kK)

23 I'm still giggling over TuCa calling Tater "CNN's eunuch."

You don't hear the word "eunuch" used enough.


Posted by: Jane D'oh
----
That was pretty ballsy of TuCa.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (Y4EXg)

24 I would think having a female dog in heat would be useful. Put her at the front of the pack.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)

25 So, it's like the ONT.
Posted by: Hands at March 12, 2019 08:31 PM (786Ro)


There's Yoko?

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (t+qrx)

26 LOL. An Iditarod Update.

Just when I thought this place couldn't get any cooler.

(pun not intended)

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta!) at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (XOi3t)

27 [willowed]


Hey Mrs. Bozo! How's married life?

Posted by: lin-duh
--
{waving}
hi lin-duh!
Married life is most excellent, however, since were are both living separately at the moment, I'm essentially a weekend wife. Which is... odd. But we'll eventually work things out.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (6vFO7)

28 "Anything from getting tired, to maybe like a sore foot or a sore shoulder and, you know, sometimes a female goes into heat and that will cause issues," said returned dog coordinator Liz Millman. "Sometimes it's just attitude issues."

Wait - is she saying the sexes are different??

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (Tc1vu)

29 The Associated Press reports that French musher
Nicolas Petit lost his lead after yelling at one of his dogs Monday
morning for fighting with another dog.



The Frenchman was confused by the idea of fighting.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (Tc1vu)


He waved a white flag at the dogs and performed the French Mistake for their entertainment.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (ptqGC)

30 Every time I read about the Iditarod, I remember a Snidely Whiplash line from one of the Dudley Do-Right cartoons -

"Citizens of Skagway! Your climate is superb, your hospitality boundless! But as far as this sled-pulling contest is concerned, Spot and I are fed up!"

(go to 2:11):

https://tinyurl.com/y3wkz6mc

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (Ki5SV)

31 Go Puppies Go!
Also I couldn't help noticing this:
https://tinyurl.com/y3vsq7yh

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (r+sAi)

32 I would think having a female dog in heat would be useful. Put her at the front of the pack.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)

jane they get confused and can't watch the road.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (gLMhO)

33 A Frenchman was arrogant towards other life-forms?
Quelle surprise!


I think the metaphor might be more toward a Frenchman getting screwed by his own subjects because said Frenchman was trying to keep them from fighting each other.

See also: colonial Algeria, between the Arabs and the Kabylie

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (ykYG2)

34 Mish, mish!

Posted by: That irredeemable guy who always says... at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (Tyii7)

35 shibumi weekend lucky girl, spouse and I didn't live together for 4 years.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (gLMhO)

36 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

37 "Anything from getting tired, to maybe like a sore foot or a sore shoulder and, you know, sometimes a female goes into heat and that will cause issues," said returned dog coordinator Liz Millman. "Sometimes it's just attitude issues."

Men everywhere nod in agreement.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (Tc1vu)

38 I would think having a female dog in heat would be useful. Put her at the front of the pack.

well, they were French dogs, so can't rule out that too many of them were gay

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (ykYG2)

39 The Frenchman was confused by the idea of fighting.
Did he surrender just to his dog team? Or to the entire canine species?

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (LL1Be)

40 I would think having a female dog in heat would be useful. Put her at the front of the pack.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)

jane they get confused and can't watch the road.
Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (gLMhO)

and she'd be like,' sorry I have a headache and my back aches.'

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (gLMhO)

41 however, since were are both living separately at the moment, I'm essentially a weekend wife. Which is... odd.
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I've never that term before, haha! In some ways that can keep things exciting iykwimaityd.

Posted by: lin-duh at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (UUBmN)

42 We surrender.

Posted by: French Dewgs at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (Tyii7)

43 Frenchmen.

They'll surrender to a pack of dogs.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (kCYWw)

44 Hang in there shibumi. My husband traveled five days a week and was home only on weekends the first five years of our marriage.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:36 PM (ptqGC)

45 Who did the Frog bribe to be allowed in to race?

Posted by: Stanford at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (Z+IKu)

46 32 I would think having a female dog in heat would be useful. Put her at the front of the pack.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (ptqGC)

jane they get confused and can't watch the road.
Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:34 PM (gLMhO


I can personally attest to this. Nice breeze. Nice dress. Whoops! Oh shit.

Something like that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (pUDQf)

47 shibumi weekend lucky girl, spouse and I didn't live together for 4 years. Posted by: willow
---

Oh my. Four years. That's a long time.


However, I know it's done and that we'll figure it out eventually. It's just kind of... IDK, frustrating.

Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (6vFO7)

48 Wow, I can usually at least fake some thread content, but the Iditarod?


Umm...a girl won it for a few years in a row a while back.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (fuK7c)

49 ha Alabama, see.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (gLMhO)

50

Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

No.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 08:38 PM (HaL55)

51 shibumi it is. But keeps the fires burning.

Posted by: willow at March 12, 2019 08:38 PM (gLMhO)

52 I'M SORRY I YELLED! Shit, that doesn't help...

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:38 PM (dzJ3R)

53
I think the metaphor might be more toward a Frenchman getting screwed by his own subjects because said Frenchman was trying to keep them from fighting each other.


How do you know there's a Frenchman in your neighborhood?

All of your garbage cans are tipped over with the garbage strewn about and your female dogs are pregnant.

Stand By Me, if I recall correctly.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (pNxlR)

54 Alaska ... where men are men and women win the Iditarod.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (EQkWU)

55 Hang in there shibumi. My husband traveled five days a week and was home only on weekends the first five years of our marriage.
Posted by: Jane D'oh
--

Thank you for the encouragement Jane. We both have work to do on our houses before selling them, and he has to get his job situaion settled. So it's not like we're both not busy.



Posted by: shibumi, recently married at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (6vFO7)

56 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM



L'homme Americain

Posted by: Hands at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (786Ro)

57 Someone should put a JATO unit on their dog sled. Just to make it more interesting.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (LL1Be)

58 shibumi, at least weekends will be fun!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:39 PM (ptqGC)

59 I guess even dogs have limits on how much they love their humans. Or maybe it is just this asshat.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (wUn1D)

60 When do we get a curling update? That's what I want to know.

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (yODqO)

61 All jokes aside, Iditarod is a helluva team sport, and I gotta respect it.

Even the French and their chiennes.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (5aX2M)

62 Imagine a corgi Iditarod with midgets.


French midgets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (ptqGC)

63 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

Paolo.

Posted by: Paolo at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (f6lTY)

64 Umm...a girl won it for a few years in a row a while back.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (fuK7c)


You're allowed to say the 'b' word, if it's about a dog.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM (t+qrx)

65 I'M SORRY I YELLED! Shit, that doesn't help...
Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:38 PM (dzJ3R)

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

It's not just what he said, it's how he said it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (ffYR/)

66 If I were married and only saw my wife on the weekend, I'd serisouly consider another job.

God first, Family second. Job...somewhere else.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (pUDQf)

67 36 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

Yes, yes there is.

And that word is "l'allemagne."

Posted by: Dr. T at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (2PXwn)

68 Fucking Norwegians.

Posted by: zombie robert falcon scott at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (Dh1wo)

69 I'd like an update on the lumberjack games. Always loved that on ESPN Ocho.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 08:42 PM (pUDQf)

70 Umm...a girl won it for a few years in a row a while back.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (fuK7c)

Alaska: Where men are men and women win the Iditarod.

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 08:42 PM (yODqO)

71 66 If I were married and only saw my wife on the weekend, I'd serisouly consider another job.

God first, Family second. Job...somewhere else.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (pUDQf)

I did that for a year and 8 months once. I took a $20K pay cut to get a job near home.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2019 08:42 PM (q7IoS)

72 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (ptqGC)

73 Where does Tucker dig up these nuts with skulls full of mush?


MUSH is an Iditarod term.

So, on topic.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (LL1Be)

74 Imagine a corgi Iditarod with midgets.
French midgets.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM

Now I'm picturing the Empress on a sked behind a team of corgis.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (EurWg)

75 A cat would motivate those dogs to get off their fuzzy butts.

Posted by: f'd at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (UdKB7)

76 There was a great story about the Iditarod I read on ESPN quite a few years ago. Brian Phillips wrote it, it's the only thing of his I've ever read and it was very good. Made me extremely interested in Alaska and the race itself.

Posted by: thathalfrican - GOOD at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (IYHxL)

77 Sled. Stupid fat fingers.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (EurWg)

78 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (ptqGC)


With a name like Blythe Pepino, no wonder she sounds depressed.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (1g7ch)

79 Imagine a corgi Iditarod with midgets.

French midgets.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:40 PM



Now I'm picturing the Empress on a sked behind a team of corgis.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (EurWg)


They'd be afraid to lose!

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (ptqGC)

80
73


You said "Dese Nuts!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (pNxlR)

81 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.

What she ought to be worrying about is a gulag in northernmost Alaska.

Posted by: French Dewgs at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (Tyii7)

82 36 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

"Napoleon"

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (yODqO)

83 If my memory serves me right there was a dude who tried to run the Iditarod with french poodles years ago. Don't know if they made it.

Posted by: Conqueror of All Foes Cheese at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (9m9TT)

84 Iditarod always reminds me of "Call of the Wild".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at March 12, 2019 08:45 PM (r+sAi)

85 72 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (ptqGC)

TuCa should support her decision.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 12, 2019 08:45 PM (t6MX/)

86 Blythe Pepino will not be having any puppies because of global warming.

^ On topic.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:45 PM (LL1Be)

87 Conor says "Woof"!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (TQyCa)

88 If I'm interpreting the standings correctly, the leader has already taken off on that final stretch. The Norwegian should start just about now.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (elfAG)

89 Haram!!!!!!

Posted by: Sharkman at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (bQngX)

90 Now I'm picturing the Empress on a sked behind a team of corgis.


You left out "in a bikini".

Posted by: All of the Morons at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (fuK7c)

91 I saw Pepino with Little Luke out behind the bahn!

Posted by: Zombie Walter Brennan at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (Tyii7)

92 God first, Family second. Job...somewhere else.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 12, 2019 08:41 PM (pUDQf)

----

Damn straight.

I've been explaining to teachers, coaches, and judges since I was a little guy that if you didn't give me life, liberty, or a paycheck you can just go tell it on the mountain.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 08:47 PM (5aX2M)

93 Non, non. It was not the yelling, it was that they were well beyond their 3 day work week.

Posted by: red headed 'ette at March 12, 2019 08:47 PM (qll3d)

94 82 36 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

"Napoleon"
Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (yODqO)


Jeanne D'Arc!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 12, 2019 08:47 PM (TQyCa)

95 Now I'm picturing the Empress on a sked behind a team of corgis.


You left out "in a bikini".
Posted by: All of the Morons at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM (fuK7c)

And a whip, a very long whip!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 12, 2019 08:48 PM (TQyCa)

96 You left out "in a fur bikini".
Posted by: All of the Morons at March 12, 2019 08:46 PM

Because it's cold up there.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:48 PM (EurWg)

97 34 Mish, mish!
Posted by: That irredeemable guy


That's the race ran by married guys.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 12, 2019 08:48 PM (t6MX/)

98 >>Alaska ... where men are men and women win the Iditarod.

One of my sister's college roommates was a cousin of Susan Butcher.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 12, 2019 08:48 PM (/tuJf)

99 I binge watched The Last Alaskans.
The one trapper up there had a working dog team. Sometimes they were useful, but a lot of the time they just seemed like pains in the ass in an already harsh, difficult environment.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:49 PM (LL1Be)

100 Unless things have changed the Real Man's dog-sled race is the Yukon Quest, which I think is longer and covers a rougher route. But it gets little attention (it doesn't start in downtown Anchorage).


Spent a few nights, years ago, in a house above valley outside Fairbanks - in the valley were lots of mushers. At night, my gawd, the barking in the distance. All the doggies in their kennels.


We all know what the Iditarod commemorates, right?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

101 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Paolo.
Posted by: Paolo


Moi, j'etait ne dans Chlef ("Orleansville") ... Francais, Algerien, Italien . . .

... "Pied Noir", est le mot pour lequel vous cherchez.

Posted by: Paul Casanova at March 12, 2019 08:49 PM (ykYG2)

102 several of the alaskans featured in the national geographic tv show "life below zero" raise sled dogs. they spend a great deal of time hunting and gathering food for their dogs throughout the year, primarily huge caches of fish and treat them with affection and care. but when they bring out the sleds, the dogs come alive - they love to run, they live to run, and run, and run.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Pg+x7)

103 Filthy icebacks.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (ZfRYq)

104 *j'etais

Posted by: Paul Casanova at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (ykYG2)

105 Now I'm picturing the Empress on a sked behind a team of corgis.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (EurWg)


Like this?

https://tinyurl.com/k76dvpg

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Ki5SV)

106 @72 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.

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

One thousand years ago, women had to worry about -

- dying in childbirth
- losing the kid in the first year due to some weird baby illness
- having the kid die of an infection
- raiders from another territory coming through and raping the local women (before stealing anything that looked valuable, and possibly burning everything else)

I could go on...

Apparently these women didn't have it anywhere near as rough as modern women with their fear of climate change, though. Because those women who lived 1000 years ago never questioned whether it was worthwhile bringing children into the world.

Posted by: junior at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Fp6vo)

107 DeBlasio is a fucking waste of height.

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (XAYDB)

108 ... btw, one of the guys in "life below zero" competes in the iditarod. i believe his best finish was 6th.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:51 PM (Pg+x7)

109 We all know what the Iditarod commemorates, right?


No. No we don't. We know that a girl won it and JackStraw is like Kevin Bacon away from knowing her and it would be improved by fur bikinis.

We don't know what it commemorates. What does it commemorate?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:51 PM (fuK7c)

110 Like this?

https://tinyurl.com/k76dvpg
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM

Why, yes. Something very much like that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:51 PM (EurWg)

111 He fed them salmon chunks in warm water. Frozen dog crap all over the snow.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (LL1Be)

112 ... I wonder how long that translation of Casanova will survive on academia.edu. I wonder about a lot of things. Amazon are banning lots of books lately.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (ykYG2)

113 Iditarod, 1000 miles man and beast, fantastic.

They used to have an equine cross country, don't know if they still have it. Oh, and the Arabs were the most consistent winners.

Posted by: Reverand T Lawrence Shanno ghosting at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (ePWRo)

114 https://tinyurl.com/k76dvpg
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Ki5SV)

Needs more spiders for motivation.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (t6MX/)

115 Rude frenchman is rude to dogs that won's do what rude frenchman wants them too.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (pw+jk)

116 Nevah did like yer candied yams, anyway. Too much candy, not enough yams.

Posted by: Zombie Walter Brennan at March 12, 2019 08:52 PM (Tyii7)

117 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

"Napoleon"

Posted by: sinalco at March 12, 2019 08:44 PM (yODqO)



He was Italian

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM (YINnU)

118 Last Saturday night I was fortunate to host ?Mark A. Edwards, his wonderful wife, Nurse Ratched and Insomniac for dinner at my pkace in Mukilteo WA.

A more brilliant, engaging, funny and likeable crew would be impossible to find.

I fear I may have poisoned them all, however, with the 3 sticks of butter I cooked everything in. Or perhaps the pound of garlic.

Great folks, I tells ya.

Posted by: Sharkman at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM (bQngX)

119 ... when they sled on errands to hunt or gather wood they may take 6 dogs. but in the iditarod i think they use 12.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM (Pg+x7)

120 I watch the Dr Pol shows on Nat Geo one time they had Charles getting to take someone's team on a dogsled race. From which I learned. "Stay on the sled when the dogs are running or you are screwed."

When the teams are spaced out like at the end of this multiday race its probably not quite as bad, but the dogs mostly live to run and in heat of a short race they wont be stopping cuz you screwed up.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM (eASYU)

121

And a whip, a very long whip!


And stompy snowshoes.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (HaL55)

122 LMAO Steyn: Modern libtards are Shakers without the cool furniture.

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (XAYDB)

123 We all know what the Iditarod commemorates, right?

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 08:49 PM (QDnY+)

The same thing as the movie Balto?

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (q7IoS)

124 Commemorates the dog-sled emergency delivery of vaccines to Nome back in 19somethingsomething.


I think.


Something like that.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (QDnY+)

125 The Alaskans know we have cars and stuff now, right?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (oVJmc)

126 O/T, but I need something to distract me - here's a cosplayer as Grimhilde, the evil queen from Snow White. Almost kabuki-style, IMO:

https://tinyurl.com/y5yrfvw2

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (Ki5SV)

127 Napoleon was Corsican. Same relationship to France that Sardinia or Sicily have to Italy. Scary island that the city sophisticates avoid.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (ykYG2)

128 This is a topic you don't see every day here.

Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (sdi6R)

129 they love to run, they live to run, and run, and run.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Pg+x7)

Had a Malamute as a teen. He was fun with skateboards.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (t6MX/)

130 OT: Just got a breathless letter from the Alumni Assoc saying Stanford has fired the sailing coach for taking those bribes and admitting to racketeering.

Poor guy must hate being the first ever to get caught!

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (jOEDM)

131 The sidebar is great:

"Spain: 16-18 year old basketball have merged the boys and girls leagues. Now Male teams compete against Female teams."

--

The boys won 50-4, and I bet they were teased mercilessly for letting the girls score 4.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (LX21o)

132 He was Italian
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM (YINnU)

--Corsican.

Very different.

Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (XAYDB)

133 Commemorates the dog-sled emergency delivery of vaccines to Nome back in 19somethingsomething.


You made it sound like a bad thing. You some kind of anti-vaxxer?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (fuK7c)

134 Took my daughter when she was 14 to see a dog sled race in the UP. She's been hooked ever since.

Yes, the dogs are pampered and well treated. If you ever watch the start of a race, the dogs are bouncing and ready to go. A lot of times they look back at the musher and bark like "Let's move!!!!"

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (J70i0)

135

Dick's Sporting Goods will remove guns from 125 stores amid slumping sales, reports say

https://outline.com/rJPnzg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (aKsyK)

136 Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Says It Made A "Mistake"

Oops, I Did It Again.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (LL1Be)

137 I've been to Anchorage once, in 1986 during the oil boom or at least the pipeline boom.

Went to have a beer and saw one of the funniest signs over the bar ever.

"WE SCREW THE NEXT GUY AND PASS THE SAVINGS ON TO YOU"

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (pw+jk)

138 He was Italian
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 08:53 PM

Tell you Napoleon's nationality? Course I can...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (EurWg)

139 The same thing as the movie Balto?
Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2019 08:54 PM (q7IoS)

Yes

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 08:57 PM (J70i0)

140 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.

They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mhs6e)

141 O/T, but I need something to distract me - here's a cosplayer as Grimhilde, the evil queen from Snow White. Almost kabuki-style, IMO:

--

I saw the mother of a large family dressed as her last Halloween. Attractive, fit, and extremely MILF-ey, and it was a great family outing because there were at least five little ones as the dwarves and a 12 or so year old daughter as Snow White.

But dang at the vinyl witch lady.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 08:58 PM (LX21o)

142 go bye stinky sock
stinky sock gotta' go

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 08:58 PM (ePWRo)

143 The Alaskans know we have cars and stuff now, right?

The oldest, most experienced, wisest guy on the The Last Alaskans?

Rides around on a snow machine.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:58 PM (LL1Be)

144 i think the iditarod commemorates the epic trek to get medicine to an isolated alaskan town strikes by an epidemic.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:58 PM (Pg+x7)

145 Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Says It Made A "Mistake"

Oops, I Did It Again.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 08:56 PM (LL1Be)

Don't worry. Amazon is busy banning books to pick up the slack.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 08:59 PM (J70i0)

146 ... there's a statue of the lead dog in central park, nyc!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 08:59 PM (Pg+x7)

147
Dick's Sporting Goods will remove guns from 125 stores amid slumping sales, reports say


Yeah. That'll help.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 08:59 PM (oVJmc)

148 Nah, not at all, just too lazy to look up the details, of course I've forgotten, but remember that there was some public health crisis in Nome and dog-sleds brought what was needed. Have no idea what the route of the Yukon Quest commemorates, if any.

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 08:59 PM (QDnY+)

149

This is the thing Lance Armstrong does, yes?

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at March 12, 2019 08:59 PM (I+Vth)

150 144 i think the iditarod commemorates the epic trek to get medicine to an isolated alaskan town strikes by an epidemic.

BALTO!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (V2Yro)

151 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?
Posted by: Fritz at March 12, 2019 08:35 PM (LuPts)

Captain Jean Danjou.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (Z+IKu)

152 Facebook Reverses Zero Hedge Ban, Says It Made A "Mistake"


"But watch it or we'll make the same mistake again."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (oVJmc)

153 ... the dog's name was balto.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (Pg+x7)

154

Yeah. That'll help.


They have lots of stores. They'll make it up in volume.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (HaL55)

155 Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

--

GI

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (LX21o)

156 arf

Posted by: Burger Chef at March 12, 2019 09:00 PM (RuIsu)

157 The word "cosplay" just plain creeps me out. Sounds like a sexual fetish.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (q7IoS)

158 yes, balto!

:-D

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (Pg+x7)

159 musical jolly chimp for the win - on Iditarod history


mikeyG - Alaskan Native nickname for snow-mobile - "iron dog"

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (QDnY+)

160 The word "cosplay" just plain creeps me out. Sounds like a sexual fetish.


See, you drink your drink while I dress up like Bill Cosby.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (oVJmc)

161
They have lots of stores. They'll make it up in volume.

Get woker, Go broker.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (LL1Be)

162 woof

Posted by: Little Lupe at March 12, 2019 09:01 PM (Tyii7)

163 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.



They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mhs6e)

=======
There was some book I think it was "The Catcher In The Rye" that Amazon suckled back through kindle. That told me they were evil and to never buy a kindle.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at March 12, 2019 09:02 PM (pw+jk)

164 I'm just here for the barbecue at the end of the race.

Posted by: Barack Hussein Obama at March 12, 2019 09:02 PM (mhs6e)

165

This is the thing Lance Armstrong does, yes?

It's exactly the same except it's done in the winter in snow in Alaska with dogs and sleds.

But other than that, it's the same thing.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:02 PM (HaL55)

166 Thank you, Sharkman!


Wonderful meal. Wonderful company!


Smooches!

Posted by: nurse ratched at March 12, 2019 09:02 PM (NMwvZ)

167
... the dog's name was balto.

I hate that dog!

Posted by: Adama at March 12, 2019 09:03 PM (aKsyK)

168 Lance Armstrong used to do the thing that only uses one square of toilet paper, but she got sick of his shit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:04 PM (fuK7c)

169 The word "cosplay" just plain creeps me out. Sounds like a sexual fetish.

For a lot of people, it is. Which is why I could never trust myself at any kind of con.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 09:04 PM (Ki5SV)

170 --Corsican.

Very different.
Posted by: logprof at March 12, 2019 08:55 PM (XAYDB)



Don't short change Nappie's Italian origins

The Corsican Buonapartes were descended from minor Italian nobility of Tuscan origin, who had come to Corsica from Liguria in the 16th century.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:04 PM (y3B6C)

171 We have a couple of Alaskans at the HQ, think they're mostly night-stalkers (ONT).

Posted by: rhomboid at March 12, 2019 09:04 PM (QDnY+)

172 What the...? Hey, who didn't clean up after their dog? And what were you feeding him...

Posted by: Greenhorn Alaskan Forest Ranger at March 12, 2019 09:04 PM (mhs6e)

173 85 72 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.
Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:43 PM (ptqGC)

TuCa should support her decision."

LOL, you're right! One of the great ironies of the way this world was set up is that every generation, there are actually a bunch of people who for philosophical or religious or moral or just plain greedy reasons decide it's way way better not to have any children.

And the next generation is always descended from all of the people who thought they were full of shit.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (V2Yro)

174 Umm...a girl won it for a few years in a row a while back.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 08:37 PM (fuK7c)


You'd think they'd win it all the time.

Unless jockeys start entering the race.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (Tc1vu)

175 There was some book I think it was "The Catcher In The Rye" that Amazon suckled back through kindle.

---

1984

I'm more and more convinced that they chose that title on purpose.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (LX21o)

176 Posted by: nurse ratched at March 12, 2019 09:02 PM (NMwvZ)

I have obviously missed out on the late-night Horde gossip. I'm glad you got together with Insomniac, Nurse. He's a really nice guy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (Ki5SV)

177 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (Pg+x7)

178 mikeyG - Alaskan Native nickname for snow-mobile - "iron dog"
That makes sense.
Not knocking the dogs, but maintaining a dog team in sub zero , harsh conditions seems like a LOT of extra, tedious work. Especially when you are doing other stuff like hunting and fishing for food.
Living creatures have their own goals which occasionally coincide with ours.
I think I would rather fix a busted hose or two.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (LL1Be)

179 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.

They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mhs6e)




This is a golden opportunity for Barnes n Noble but they are too obtuse to perceive it.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (ePWRo)

180 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.


Didn't the man power die on the way back, too?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:06 PM (fuK7c)

181

You'd think they'd win it all the time.



Unless jockeys start entering the race.


They don't make saddles that small, do they?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (HaL55)

182 Some womyn is whining on TuCa's show about being afraid to have children because Climate Change.

First, that's great news. Spread that thought among all the other womyn. Never mind Darwin. He's a dead white male, so pffft.

On the bright side, global warming may make Alaska the new Hawaii.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (Tc1vu)

183 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.

They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.


I can't even explain to you how much this concerns me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (39g3+)

184 This is a golden opportunity for Barnes n Noble but they are too obtuse to perceive it.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (ePWRo)

--

They're currently in talks with Sears to take on some of their old retail stores in malls.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (LX21o)

185 while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.

But we ate like kings!

Posted by: The Scott Expedition at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (mhs6e)

186 This is a golden opportunity for Barnes n Noble but they are too obtuse to perceive it.

B&N worry that they'll get blocked by MasterCard.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (ykYG2)

187 180 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.

Didn't the man power die on the way back, too?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:06 PM (fuK7c)


That's offensive. The preferred term is "personpower."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (Tc1vu)

188 You'd think they'd win it all the time.

Unless jockeys start entering the race.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (Tc1vu)

None of the mushers are huge guys. So, the difference isn't that great. Really, it's all about the dogs and strategy. Plus the burning dislike some of the mushers have for each other.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (J70i0)

189 They don't make saddles that small, do they?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (HaL55)


Heh.

Posted by: DR.WTF at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (aS1PU)

190 Bark for me, Wesley! Take it all, you bitch!

Posted by: capt. jean luc picard at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (Dh1wo)

191 B&N worry that they'll get blocked by MasterCard.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (ykYG2)

Yeah the banks and credit card companies are behind a lot of this.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (J70i0)

192 There was some book I think it was "The Catcher In The Rye" that Amazon suckled back through kindle.

Is that the Mike Piazza biography?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (Tc1vu)

193 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.


Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM


Pretty sure the main delay was the lion fight.

Posted by: otho at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (LkFnL)

194 The Iditarod isn't just an endurance race for the dogs, its hell on the people too. Not a lot of women can handle that.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (39g3+)

195 Supposed to have a blizzard here tomorrow. I emailed the group that I'm just going to work from home unless the forecast changes. Needn't have bothered the upper management are closing all facilities.

I think that is over the top for a bunch of computer geeks who can mostly work from home, and generous PTO for the few who could not - and a storm that isn't forecast to change from rain to snow until noon; but I'll take it.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (eASYU)

196 >>>I binge watched The Last Alaskans

me too. plus life below zero.

Posted by: trapper's girl at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (xc+81)

197 180 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.


Didn't the man power die on the way back, too?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:06 PM (fuK7c)


Ah, so THAT'S why the feminists like the story.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (Tc1vu)

198 lmao.. I guess Cortez made an ass out of herself.. again.. grilling the CEO of Wells Fargo this afternoon.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (dUJdY)

199 Yeah the banks and credit card companies are behind a lot of this.

This is my concern. If things don't change, the arc right now is that Internet Service Providers and banks will start banning and blocking people who are conservative.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (39g3+)

200 Senior year, let the daughter skip school so she could watch the finish. They have a website you can subscribe to to watch things live.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (J70i0)

201 They're currently in talks with Sears to take on some of their old retail stores in malls.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (LX21o)



GENIUS. Sounds like they are buying their business plan too.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (ePWRo)

202

Whoa. This is hot.

Fat Japanese girls in a singing group.

Big Angel, everyone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E652TNeqfl0

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (I+Vth)

203
Michael Avenatti splits with Stormy Daniels for 'various reasons that we cannot disclose'



Probably to concentrate on his run for the White House

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (y3B6C)

204 Didn't the man power die on the way back, too?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:06 PM (fuK7c)

That's offensive. The preferred term is "personpower."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (Tc1vu)


That's peoplepower.

Person is indicative of the patriarchy in that it honors the 'son'.



But, seriously, what do they call a 'manhole' now?



A servicehole.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (1g7ch)

205 Hey everybody.

Mmm, beef jerky! It's like meaty chewing gum...

Posted by: qdpsteve at March 12, 2019 09:11 PM (miE9U)

206 189 They don't make saddles that small, do they?
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (HaL55)

Heh.
Posted by: DR.WTF at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (aS1PU)

You just gave me an inspiration - now I want to see a sled dog team where all of the dogs have little monkey riders. With cowboy hats.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 09:12 PM (V2Yro)

207 Sears missing the internet sales boom to Amazon when their primary business used to be mail order catalog sales has to be one of the biggest business fails in history.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2019 09:12 PM (jXrK7)

208 Good evening, Friends and Neighbors.

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (SqKDB)

209 The Iditarod isn't just an endurance race for the dogs, its hell on the people too. Not a lot of women can handle that.

Or men. Looking thru the teams, maybe 15% women? Just guessing at the names.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (elfAG)

210 Hah!
Hannity playing Adam Schitt lying his ass off.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (LL1Be)

211 The Iditarod isn't just an endurance race for the dogs, its hell on the people too. Not a lot of women can handle that.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (39g3+)

I wouldn't say that. About 30%-40% of the mushers are women. But it is an endurance test.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (J70i0)

212 >>>B&N worry that they'll get blocked by MasterCard.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 09:08 PM (ykYG2)
------------------


They're big enough to bank their own card.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (ePWRo)

213 lmao.. I guess Cortez made an ass out of herself.. again.. grilling the CEO of Wells Fargo this afternoon.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (dUJdY)

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

Well, if that evil bank CEO hadn't let their pipelines leak, that wouldn't have been necessary.....

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (ffYR/)

214 177 i believe amundsen beat scott to the south pole because he used sled dogs while scott had horses. the horses died and they ended up hauling their huge sleds by man power.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (Pg+x7)


Also, Amundsen ate his dogs.

Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (sdi6R)

215 Sears missing the internet sales boom to Amazon when their primary business used to be mail order catalog sales has to be one of the biggest business fails in history

Yeah, them and Wards. What a batch of retards. The opportunity was beating them about the face and neck and they stuck with a dated business model anyway. Malls are forever!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (39g3+)

216 195 Supposed to have a blizzard here tomorrow. I emailed the group that I'm just going to work from home unless the forecast changes. Needn't have bothered the upper management are closing all facilities.

I think that is over the top for a bunch of computer geeks who can mostly work from home, and generous PTO for the few who could not - and a storm that isn't forecast to change from rain to snow until noon; but I'll take it.
Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 09:09 PM (eASYU)


When I worked in the Midwest asshole top management had the HR Kapos keep everyone at work during an ice storm, saying that the roads were passable.

I drove home half the time with the car at right angles to the roadway. When I got to my driveway, and stopped, the stationary car slid downhill - sideways - until stopped by the mailbox. I had to put a carpet scrap underneath the wheels to get all the way into the driveway.

But fortunately, the roads were passable.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (Tc1vu)

217 I used to love wandering around in real bookstores.
Hope Barnes and Noble do well.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (LL1Be)

218 194; Susan Bucher did alright.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (KP5rU)

219 Manchurian and Siberian ponies!

Posted by: andycanuck at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (Dh1wo)

220 Also, Amundsen ate his dogs.
Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (sdi6R)


President Amundsen?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (Tc1vu)

221 Or men. Looking thru the teams, maybe 15% women? Just guessing at the names.

Oh yeah, barely any men too. Just saying being light and small isn't going to be the difference maker, its what's inside the musher and the dogs. Few men can hack this. Even fewer women.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (39g3+)

222 Funny tweet...
https://twitter.com/Mr_John_Clark/status/
1105621172539015170

Posted by: andycanuck at March 12, 2019 09:15 PM (Dh1wo)

223 CM.. this is such bullshit though. Hauling these guys in.. for what???

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2019 09:15 PM (dUJdY)

224
Susan Bucher did alright.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (KP5rU)


*horses neigh wildly*

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:15 PM (3QSfM)

225 Sears missing the internet sales boom to Amazon when their primary business used to be mail order catalog sales has to be one of the biggest business fails in history

Management was definitely retarded.

Here's a clue for them:

Mail order is to 1900, as ? is to 2000.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (Tc1vu)

226 I like my kindle, but there's no substitute for a real book or newspaper. Maybe it's the smell.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (jXrK7)

227 Actually, now that I think about it, it goes:

1.) Family / Friends

2.) G-d

3.) Me

4.) People I like

5.) The guy who inks my checks

6.) People I don't know so well in my community, who both need and deserve charity

I think I'm actually a tribalist. Sorry, cucks.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (5aX2M)

228 Sears missing the internet sales boom to Amazon when their primary business used to be mail order catalog sales has to be one of the biggest business fails in history

--

And then the few times you try to order online it would be maddeningly unintuitive (dis-intuitive, even), and often you weren't entirely sure your order went through but you were reluctant to click, refresh, or leave the page.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (LX21o)

229 This is my concern. If things don't change, the arc right now is that Internet Service Providers and banks will start banning and blocking people who are conservative.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:10 PM (39g3+)

It's already started. They're just picking off the fringe people right now. So Roosh, the pick up artist guy had all of his books removed from three online sellers. A bunch of Holocaust denial books were just axed by Amazon. You may not care for either but free speech isn't about what you like.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (J70i0)

230

They're big enough to bank their own card.

If they're anything like most corporations I've seen, they're pretty top heavy with their senior management being paid like kings and eating up a lot of money that might be used instead of needing a bank for everything.


Of course, they could back off a bit on their compensation and build up some assets, but that would make sense, so forget it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (HaL55)

231 217 I used to love wandering around in real bookstores.
Hope Barnes and Noble do well.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:14 PM (LL1Be)

What I really used to love wandering around in was Record Stores - those great big record stores that had thousands of LP's in boxes, every style you could think of, every artist if you just looked long enough.

It's hard to believe that they're all gone.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (V2Yro)

232 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.
They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.
I can't even explain to you how much this concerns me.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:07 PM (39g3+)


Can't believe you guys fell for the old too much toxic lead in those old printed books so we're banning them. But you can get a nice clean "non-toxic" copy on your Kindle...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (TQyCa)

233 Sears is having trouble? We should investigate...

Posted by: The FBI at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (elfAG)

234 So I was thinking a French musher? It gets mostly rainy and dreary in France in the winter.

So I went and read ace's link.

I know.

Anyway, the following is the from the article by the Yahoo sports reporter. It's not a quote from an advocacy group:

Regardless of the dispute over the death total, there are confirmed deaths directly related to the Iditarod. Each death is one too many and completely unnecessary. Forcing the dogs to race to begin with is an act of disrespect to the animals.

This is an event held strictly for entertainment purposes and the egos of people involved with competitive dog sledding. There is no practical purpose to dogs being used to pull people and their gear over the course of 1,000 miles in the middle of Alaska's winter. There's no upside for the dogs to be subjected to the conditions of the race that are inherently cruel and grueling.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (fuK7c)

235 'Maybe it's the smell.'

Ew what does your Kindle smell like?

Posted by: f'd at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (UdKB7)

236 >>>I binge watched The Last Alaskans



me too. plus life below zero.

Posted by: trapper's girl

In Last Alaskans, I was really fascinated by their lives. Especially the younger generation taking up the trapping lifestyle and the generational hand-off taking place. Really cool show.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (LL1Be)

237 Well, I suppose I'd better turn in. Got a really bad couple of days ahead of me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (Ki5SV)

238 I didn't realize Ace could get mushy about huskies..

hairy, I guess..

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 09:18 PM (438dO)

239 CM.. this is such bullshit though. Hauling these guys in.. for what???
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2019 09:15 PM (dUJdY)

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Sound and Video bytes. These committees have no real power. It's about camera time.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 12, 2019 09:18 PM (ffYR/)

240 Management was definitely retarded.

Here's a clue for them:

Mail order is to 1900, as ? is to 2000.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (Tc1vu)

Didn't they kill mail order before the Internet boom? So, it's a case of killing a competency just before it could make serious coin again?

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:18 PM (J70i0)

241 It's already started. They're just picking off the fringe people right now.

Banned Tommy Robinson's book too.

Mine aren't political but that's not what matters. Anyone can search my name and find comments and statements I've made online and say I'm evil for them. It could happen to anyone.

People talk about what triggers an uprising, and you never know what will do it but banks denying people services or internet denying people access for their politics could easily be the final straw.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:18 PM (39g3+)

242 Speaking of extreme sports in the cold, check out Mt Everest Rainbow Valley sometime. It's creepy.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2019 09:19 PM (jXrK7)

243 Bookstoire I always loved was Hawley-Cooke in Louisville. HUGE store. I could wander for hours and hours and did.

They got bought out by Borders. I have not checked to see if they escaped when Border went tits up.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 12, 2019 09:19 PM (wUn1D)

244 Each death is one too many

Cancel it and you know how many dogs will die? All of them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 09:19 PM (elfAG)

245 Posted by: Tonypete at March 12, 2019 08:33 PM (Y4EXg)

Tucker called Tater a eunuch last week, but tonight he used the word at least 3 times. He undoubtedly has heard it really gets under Tater's skin.

Eric Wemple or Wimple or whatever that WaPo soyboi is called, is still angry about the Eric Wemple mug Tucker gives away.

Their enraged tears make me laugh.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (d6Ksn)

246 I like the huskies and the Eskimo dogs. From what I understand they're high maintenance.

Posted by: kallisto at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (PFcQG)

247 There's no upside for the dogs to be subjected to the conditions of the race that are inherently cruel and grueling.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (fuK7c)

Except for the fact that the dogs love to run and are born to run. These people are so ignorant.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (J70i0)

248 This is a golden opportunity for Barnes n Noble but they are too obtuse to perceive it.
Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:05 PM (ePWRo)
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I honestly thought that was a brilliant response the comment upthread re: Dicks dropping gun sales.

Posted by: BunkerInTheBurbs, still needs a new Nic! at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (I0GW5)

249 Pretty sure the main delay was the lion fight.
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And the giant electric penguin with tentacles!

Posted by: zombie robert falcon scott at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (Dh1wo)

250 215 Sears missing the internet sales boom to Amazon when their primary business used to be mail order catalog sales has to be one of the biggest business fails in history

Yeah, them and Wards. What a batch of retards. The opportunity was beating them about the face and neck and they stuck with a dated business model anyway. Malls are forever!
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (39g3+)


Here's the problem. I have some experience in the startup space. The CEO of a startup has absolutely nothing in common with the CEO of a large established company. They are polar opposites.

The former is typically intelligent, a risk taker, a nonconformist, and decisive (if the startup is to survive).

The latter has shiny shoes, and good hair - with nothing underneath it - who mouths management platitudes in his sleep ("we're all big family") and dutifully adopts every management fad that Boston Consulting Group can gin up to fleece these retards.

So now we're expecting the latter crew to exercise higher cognitive function when circumstances change?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (Tc1vu)

251 I love my kindle but I've got to learn how to download the books and save them offline since Amazon removes stuff that hasn't been read in X weeks, aside from the commie crap. I guess I should also switch to less dishonest online sellers.

Posted by: paleRider is simply irredeemable at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (eASYU)

252 "The dogs get a really nice pavilion to be under and a lot of straw and they get bedded down."

The cobloggers don't get lots of straw....just sayin'...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (wYseH)

253 Regardless of the dispute over the death total, there are confirmed deaths directly related to the Iditarod.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

..............


Now Sam McGee was from Tennessee, where the cotton blooms and blows.
Why he left his home in the South to roam 'round the Pole, God only knows.

http://tinyurl.com/yaasg6jm

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (438dO)

254 Have any of you ordered your groceries online?

I prefer picking out my own fruit and meat.

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (SqKDB)

255 >>>And then the few times you try to order online it would be maddeningly unintuitive (dis-intuitive, even), and often you weren't entirely sure your order went through but you were reluctant to click, refresh, or leave the page.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:16 PM (LX21o)


My credit card company did the tango with them and stepped all over their feet.

Sears customer service, was 'you bought it, you own it'. Very 50s. Anybody remember trying to return a purchase in the 50s?

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (ePWRo)

256 Dogsledding will be meaningful again after the collapse of civilization.

Posted by: davidt at March 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Pp8LH)

257 I didn't realize Ace could get mushy about huskies..
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I call 'em "Slushies"! Mmm.

Posted by: barack hussein obama at March 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Dh1wo)

258 So now we're expecting the latter crew to exercise higher cognitive function when circumstances change?

Most organizations (business, church, activist organization etc) have an arc. They start out bright and driven, with ambition and great ideas. Then that owner dies, is bought out, retires, whatever, and the ones he trained and worked with take over. They are good at keeping things going but lack the founder's vision and ideas, and aren't innovative -- in fact, they fear taking risks with what they have inherited. The third generation takes the business into the toilet because they don't have a clue what it took to get there and buy all the newest ideas and concepts without any understanding how they fit into the business or what works best.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:23 PM (39g3+)

259 ... the guy from "life below zero" who races in the iditarod is jessie holmes. he;'s currently in 11th place.

i checked.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Pg+x7)

260 I did a rod.

Posted by: Barry Soetoro at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (uEbPt)

261 I still don't get why the leftist think that banning things will keep the kids from wanting to read them. Kids always want what the PTB say is bad.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (jXrK7)

262 There's a nice statue of Balto in Central Park.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (NtglE)

263 Except for the fact that the dogs love to run and are born to run. These people are so ignorant.
Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:20 PM (J70i0)


I knew a guy and his wife, each of whom had high-powered jobs, who had some kind of hunting dog (I've forgotten which kind). At a party they were bleating about the dog's behavior. After being kept in a crate for 15 hours, the dog went completely nuts went let out to have a pee etc.

They thought that there was something wrong with the dog. I thought that there was something with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Tc1vu)

264 241 It's already started. They're just picking off the fringe people right now."

It started with Milo's banishment from Twitter - and then with his being cast out into outer darkness because someone dug up comments he made on Joe Rogan's podcast and twisted them. Young people liked him. He had to be stopped. And once they saw they could effectively shut him up, they used the same gameplan for others.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (d6Ksn)

265 I hear they are editing some of the books they sell.
Sam Clemens would deal with them harshly.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:25 PM (ePWRo)

266 Here's the problem. I have some experience in the startup space. The CEO of a startup has absolutely nothing in common with the CEO of a large established company. They are polar opposites.

The former is typically intelligent, a risk taker, a nonconformist, and decisive (if the startup is to survive).

The latter has shiny shoes, and good hair - with nothing underneath it - who mouths management platitudes in his sleep ("we're all big family") and dutifully adopts every management fad that Boston Consulting Group can gin up to fleece these retards.

So now we're expecting the latter crew to exercise higher cognitive function when circumstances change?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

................

Well.. to be fair.. someone running Sears wants to get people INTO their brick and mortar stores.. NOT change their whole business model..

and anyway.. no one but a few folks like Bezos thought internet buying would wipe out retail as fast as it did. I'm not even sure he did.

That said.. Sears has quite a presence online.. when you search for anything on their site you can filter "Sold by Sears" or get results from thousands of sellers.

But yeah.. they were late to the game.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (438dO)

267 I buy my groceries online. (Wal Mart) I can't pick out good fruit anyway, and the meat has so far not been a problem. I have gotten some sorry-ass cukes, but it's worth it to me to not have to go inside, especially this time of year when they have shut down all the schools because the flu has been so bad.

Posted by: red headed 'ette at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (qll3d)

268 Have any of you ordered your groceries online?

The local safeway delivers so I did it once. They charge for delivery usually, but they offered an introductory deal to waive that charge and knock 10% off, which makes it closer to the discount grocery prices. SO I ordered a hundred bucks or so of food after getting a good pay check.

It was really nice, they showed up, put the food on the table where I indicated, and I got nice stuff. Some of it they couldn't find or wasn't in stock, so I didn't get that but they added a replacement similar to it for the same cost. It was pretty handy.

If Safeway wasn't more expensive and didn't charge delivery I'd do it more often but... its not really worth it. Plus, when I shop, I pick up stuff on the fly that isn't on my list and I can't really do that online.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (39g3+)

269 I hear they are editing some of the books they sell.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:25 PM (ePWRo)

Animal Farm wasn't an instruction manual.

Posted by: ... at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (uEbPt)

270 Dogsledding will be meaningful again after the collapse of civilization.

Can dogs pull wheeled carts? I guess they can.

Just wondering what us snowless survivors will do.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (LL1Be)

271 Have any of you ordered your groceries online?

I prefer picking out my own fruit and meat.
Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:21 PM (SqKDB)

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I do, via Instacart. Not meat and produce though, except bagged lettuce.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (ffYR/)

272 Everybody is just testing the waters for 2020. I fully expect Trump to be banned from Twitter.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (LX21o)

273 >>You just gave me an inspiration - now I want to see a sled dog team where all of the dogs have little monkey riders. With cowboy hats.
Posted by: Tom Servo

That's called the Democratic Party.

Posted by: Aviator at March 12, 2019 09:27 PM (2cuLk)

274 261 I still don't get why the leftist think that banning things will keep the kids from wanting to read them. Kids always want what the PTB say is bad.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (jXrK7)

You'd think that, but many of today's youth seem perfectly happy to accept what their leftist elders tell them.

The infuriating thing is that the Establishment is still able to pass itself off as edgy and countercultural. You see these young nitwits fighting tooth and nail - for more government control and supervision.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:27 PM (d6Ksn)

275 Regardless of the dispute over the death total, there are confirmed deaths directly related to the Iditarod.
Posted by: Bandersnatch



I don't understand the problem.
Life is risky business a good life is riskier.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:27 PM (ePWRo)

276 I did a rod.
Posted by: Barry Soetoro


"That's a filthy lie!"
--Rod Stewart

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:27 PM (39g3+)

277 ... btw, one of the surprising things about these sled dogs is that they're not big dogs, they're not the malamute and huskies i expected.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:27 PM (Pg+x7)

278 There's no upside for the dogs to be subjected to the conditions of the race that are inherently cruel and grueling.

The upside is that, a) they love it, and b) it exposes you as a twat.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM (n6bs1)

279 "You don't hear the word "eunuch" used enough.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at March 12, 2019 08:32 PM (ptqGC) "



So very, very, true.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM (wA4OO)

280 272 Everybody is just testing the waters for 2020. I fully expect Trump to be banned from Twitter.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (LX21o)

He'll move to Gab then - and take millions of people with him.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM (d6Ksn)

281 Can dogs pull wheeled carts? I guess they can.

Just wondering what us snowless survivors will do.


Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (LL1Be)


Prog-Carts.

Posted by: davidt at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM (Pp8LH)

282 >>>I used to love wandering around in real bookstores.

my mom would take me to b. dalton.

Posted by: trapper's girl at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM (xc+81)

283 Life is risky business a good life is riskier.

And we only have 12 years left.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:29 PM (LL1Be)

284 Have any of you ordered your groceries online?

I have and I love it. Never had any problems and it's so convenient. I hate grocery shopping. I do go to another store for my meat though. Never cared much for Walmart meat department.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 12, 2019 09:29 PM (dUJdY)

285 270 Dogsledding will be meaningful again after the collapse of civilization."

Dogsledding would have been a better way of getting around Wisconsin this winter than driving.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:29 PM (d6Ksn)

286 Yes dogs can pull carts. Some dogs just love to run and pull things, not sure what's on their minds.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (39g3+)

287 And once they saw they could effectively shut him up, they used the same gameplan for others.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V. at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (d6Ksn)


Ah yes, you kulaks want "free speech" but you don't need free speech!

Think about now many original articles in the Constitution are interpreted legally today to be functionally anywhere near the obvious interpretation of the original text.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar "It's a Tax" Robberts at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (8ruUE)

288 And we only have 12 years left.
Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:29 PM (LL1Be)

My doctor said my life expectancy is 100.

I don't know how accurate that is, but he is a Medical professional.

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (SqKDB)

289 I bought a second-hand Kindle Paperwhite 2 at a thrift store a week or so ago for $6.
The wifi stays off, I haven't entered an email address, and I'm filling it up with public domain stuff, Holmes, Poe, etc., and old computer manuals from archive.org.

Amazon's hardware is nice. I don't plan to give them any money, though, because when I buy a damn thing it stays mine.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (oVJmc)

290 I probably would buy groceries online but I always forget that I can.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (LX21o)

291

Indiana driver's licenses now have a third gender option.

Starting this month, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has begun issuing driver's licenses and identification cards with a non-binary option, designated by an "X," in addition to "M" for male and "F" for female

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (aKsyK)

292 I do go to another store for my meat though. Never cared much for Walmart meat department.

Its okay but discount grocers have bad meat and usually bad produce, its where cheap doesn't really pay off. I'd really prefer to go to the local farmer's markets but they are a bit out of the way and I'm not the one driving or usually buying.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (39g3+)

293 They thought that there was something wrong with the dog. I thought that there was something with them.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Tc1vu)

Yeah, you have to understand what the dog was bred to do because they still want to do it. Had a cocker spaniel that would wear your arm out playing fetch. Bred to retrieve and that's what it wanted to do.

Daughter says if she has a bunch of kids, she's getting a herding dog.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (J70i0)

294 my mom would take me to b. dalton.

Posted by: trapper's girl

B. Dalton!
I would walk up and down the aisles with my head turned sideways, looking at my favorites and hoping for something new and surprising.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (LL1Be)

295 Amazon are banning lots of books lately.

They'll start altering the ones they can't ban.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mhs6e)



I've been saying for years that c*cksucker Bozos only goal is to put as much of his competition out of business and then once the competition is gone or greatly reduced he can do whatever he wants.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (eHcY5)

296 Everybody is just testing the waters for 2020. I fully expect Trump to be banned from Twitter.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:26 PM (LX21o)

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I've been waiting and hoping for Dorsey to be that stupid. He's not and he won't ban him.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (ffYR/)

297 Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:23 PM (39g3+)

Yep.

In industry I was responsible for research, the intellectual property portfolio, and worked also in business development.

In the latter context a colleague and I visited a startup that was just starting to take wing. We got there on a Friday, and our host came out and gushed about how they now had a Friday casual dress policy, and were having a drive for the United Way.

My colleague and I looked at each other. "The rot. It begins."

In my experience, the critical point is 200 employees. When there are 20, they are almost all scientists and hard-nosed business guys, all of whom realize that their balls are on the anvil, and who work accordingly.

But at ~200, you start the United Way, the dress policies, the birthday bullshit, the baby shower bullshit, etc. I strongly suspect that the secretaries are the drivers of the rot. Of course they want all the birthday and baby shower crap; it's effectively time off for them. They're paid for their time.

For those in management, it's just wasted time that will necessitate staying late, since we're paid for results, not time.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (Tc1vu)

298 Also, Amundsen ate his dogs.
Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2019 09:13 PM (sdi6R)

More to the point, Admundsen's dogs ate his other dogs. When Scott's horses ran out of food, they had to be expended right there and most of the meat abandoned.

Posted by: Oldcat at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (FTPn0)

299
Anyway, the following is the from the article by the Yahoo sports reporter. It's not a quote from an advocacy group:

Regardless of the dispute over the death total, there are confirmed deaths directly related to the Iditarod. Each death is one too many and completely unnecessary. Forcing the dogs to race to begin with is an act of disrespect to the animals.

This is an event held strictly for entertainment purposes and the egos of people involved with competitive dog sledding. There is no practical purpose to dogs being used to pull people and their gear over the course of 1,000 miles in the middle of Alaska's winter. There's no upside for the dogs to be subjected to the conditions of the race that are inherently cruel and grueling.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:17 PM (fuK7c)


Yeah, that Yahoo "News" link went quickly from a straight accounting of the event to the "reporters" opinion. He's getting savaged in the comments for it too.

Posted by: Liberty at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (cclOX)

300 B Dalton was my favorite book store. I used to spend a lot of time in there, browsing. I even got their newsletter. Sadly they were an early casualty. The local used book stores are still around but I can tell they are suffering

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (39g3+)

301 Have any of you ordered your groceries online?


I've been doing Walmart pickup for a few months now. Nice and convenient, and spares me having to take my handful of a son in the store with me avoiding a much more difficult experience.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (oVJmc)

302 Where Walmart (and Sams) shines is stopping in early and finding the meat marked down. You need some room in the freezer, of course, but you can save some money.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:33 PM (LX21o)

303 Hmmm...
14 "Anything from getting tired, to maybe like a sore foot or a sore shoulder and, you know, sometimes a femalegoes into heat and that will cause issues," said returned dog coordinator Liz Millman. "Sometimes it's just attitude issues."


So, it's like the ONT.

Posted by: Hands at March 12, 2019 08:31 PM (786Ro)

Posted by: Billy Goat Gruff at March 12, 2019 09:33 PM (0x00j)

304 My doctor said my life expectancy is 100.
Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (SqKDB)


Same.

He wouldn't say what it is in people years.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:33 PM (t+qrx)

305 Don't know if it is just a local thing, but Aldi's meat has been stellar for 3 summer grilling seasons running.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:34 PM (LL1Be)

306 Yes dogs can pull carts. Some dogs just love to run and pull things, not sure what's on their minds.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:30 PM (39g3+)

Like people, dogs like to have a purpose. Daughter has a dog that just loves when it goes for a walk with a pack on its back. It thinks it's carrying important stuff.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:34 PM (J70i0)

307 Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:33 PM (t+qrx)


We can be in the same rehab center with our broken hips.

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:34 PM (SqKDB)

308 Of course they want all the birthday and baby shower crap; it's effectively time off for them. They're paid for their time.

Well, and its an excuse to bring tons of desserts and pastries and cookies and ice cream so they can bloat up to the size of three trigglypuffs and complain about their diets.

Note: I'm not referring to all women. Just most women who work in any office environment I've ever seen. I worked with women in the Oregon State Department of Revenue who had to line up three chairs to sit on.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:34 PM (39g3+)

309 Daughter says if she has a bunch of kids, she's getting a herding dog.

--

I had a border collie that was hilarious to watch during family reunions or parties. She would constantly stand or pace on the outside of people who had broken off from the group.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (LX21o)

310 I haven't bought groceries online, but I do get pizza delivered. That's like getting your groceries already cooked and ready to eat.

Posted by: davidt at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (Pp8LH)

311 We can be in the same rehab center with our broken hips.
Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:34 PM (SqKDB)


I'll bring Mad Libs and coloring books.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (t+qrx)

312 Yeah, you have to understand what the dog was bred to do because they still want to do it. Had a cocker spaniel that would wear your arm out playing fetch. Bred to retrieve and that's what it wanted to do.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (J70i0)


Exactly. These idiots had a dog that was bred to run and hunt, and kept in a cage for 15 hours a day. That was criminal, IMO.

We had a golden retriever who, if you ignored him for too long (i.e., more than ten minutes), would come up and thrust a slobbery tennis ball in your hand, and then jump back expectantly, wagging furiously.

Damn, I miss him so much.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (Tc1vu)

313 Daughter says if she has a bunch of kids, she's getting a herding dog.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (J70i0)

We had a Newfie for years; never trained her to do anything but go outside to go to the bathroom, and yet when my friends would bring their little toddlers over, Asia would very gently nudge them back if they got off the grass in our front yard. If they got within a step of the driveway or sidewalk, she would just trot over and take care of it. Total instinct.

Posted by: red headed 'ette at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (qll3d)

314 >>>I used to love wandering around in real bookstores.



my mom would take me to b. dalton.

Posted by: trapper's girl at March 12, 2019 09:28 PM


I loved the combination bookstore/tobacco shop in Lake Placid called With Pipe and Book. Sadly, the owners retired and closed up shop before I could make it back.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (EurWg)

315 I had a border collie that was hilarious to watch during family reunions or parties. She would constantly stand or pace on the outside of people who had broken off from the group.

They aren't kidding about herding. They will seriously herd your children into little clumps. And they love doing it. Its pretty funny to watch. Great dogs though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (39g3+)

316 +1 on Aldis meat that I've tried.

Their microwave popcorn is surprisingly bad, though. Tastes fine but really stinky when it pops for some reason.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (LX21o)

317 50

Hah! Is there a word in French for Alpha male?

No.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 08:38 PM (HaL55)

Le Boche

Also, lakes Americains

Posted by: Fox2! at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (rJD6t)

318 Am I too late for the "mushing is racist cuz the white snow" comment?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (eZuvF)

319
I'll bring Mad Libs and coloring books.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:35 PM (t+qrx)

Do you like tapioca?

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (SqKDB)

320 >>>In Last Alaskans, I was really fascinated by their lives. Especially the younger generation taking up the trapping lifestyle and the generational hand-off taking place. Really cool show.

oh yeah. i love the kid who built his own cabin, 12 logs up, plus roof. all clean, with the bark totally removed. awesome!

Posted by: trapper's girl at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (xc+81)

321 Do you like tapioca?
Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (SqKDB)


Probably not. It looks suspicious.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:37 PM (t+qrx)

322 >>>My doctor said my life expectancy is 100.

My cardiologist said when I turn 80 he'll probably install a pacemaker. 80?

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>>>Some dogs just love to run and pull things


My dog and I would go bike riding, Yeah, he loved it. He'd get tired after about 3 miles and I'd have to peddle back.

Posted by: Braenyard en tanto delicto at March 12, 2019 09:37 PM (ePWRo)

323
Iditarod Iditarod
Iditarod Iditarod
Iditarod Iditarod
whoa-oh-oh

On the tundra
The mighty tundra
The huskie sleeps tonight
On the tundra
The mighty tundra
The huskie sleeps tonight

Iditarod Iditarod
Iditarod Iditarod
Iditarod Iditarod
whoa-oh-oh


Got to go to Alaska one summer, ages ago. Got to visit the dogs at their home - the then-current Iditarod winner's IIRC. Really neat, and better than going in the winter to see them mushing!

Posted by: mindful webworker - I saw the sun not set at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (jMD9L)

324 But at ~200, you start the United Way, the dress policies, the birthday bullshit, the baby shower bullshit, etc. I strongly suspect that the secretaries are the drivers of the rot. Of course they want all the birthday and baby shower crap; it's effectively time off for them. They're paid for their time.

For those in management, it's just wasted time that will necessitate staying late, since we're paid for results, not time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (Tc1vu)

I believe it's called having an HR department. Women are the main drivers of that mindset.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (J70i0)

325 Probably not. It looks suspicious.
Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:37 PM (t+qrx)


I don't eat weird stuff, either.

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (SqKDB)

326 Le Boche

It is odd to me how different Germans and French are, since they have had a very nebulous border and shared populace for thousands of years. But the French are very French and the Germans very German.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (39g3+)

327 Heh. The second-place Norwegian: "Joar started out as a kid by borrowing his neighbors two house dogs to pull him around on skis."

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (jOEDM)

328

Starting this month, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles has begun issuing
driver's licenses and identification cards with a non-binary option,
designated by an "X," in addition to "M" for male and "F" for female



Back home in Alabama, that's the way my cousins would sign their name.

"X"

And this is Junior: "Xx"

That might be just a tad confusing back home.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:38 PM (HaL55)

329 Great dogs though.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (39g3+)

--

I've mentioned it before, but she was the only dog I've ever had that clearly understood what a human pointing a finger at some object or area meant re: spacial concepts and physical directions.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:39 PM (LX21o)

330 Yeah, you have to understand what the dog was bred to do because they still want to do it. Had a cocker spaniel that would wear your arm out playing fetch. Bred to retrieve and that's what it wanted to do.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (J70i0)


Broader message: genes affect behavior.

A corollary: sex affects behavior. Which is why circuses (which I guess no longer exist, thank PETA) used to have only cow elephants, because adult bull elephants are too dangerous; once they decided they'd had enough, it was on. Oh yes. It was SO on. The only male elephant in the circus would be the baby who led out the others.

I denounce myself, of course.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:39 PM (Tc1vu)

331 Wife and DIL "worked the event" last year, and are really missing it this year, checking in on line every 10 minutes or so. Count them among the ones who think the dogs live for this, and don't mind dyin'. And they respect that.


Wife was somewhat put off by coming to a closer understanding of the living conditions of some remote-dwelling natives. You can't have a bottle of any kind of liquor anywhere in your kit, because there is some enzyme they don't have, and it it is there they must do whatever they have to, to get at it.

They do not understand, out there, the concept of an unprotected woman alone. This only applies in a few odd places, of course. The places where upper management asked wife to hold down a way-station by herself. "Heh."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 12, 2019 09:39 PM (8ZmvG)

332 They thought that there was something wrong with the dog. I thought that there was something [wrong] with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Tc1vu)

My family's first and best dog was a German Shorthaired Pointer, bought from a hunting kennel in MI.

The dog needed to run. An hour each day was fine. Anything less and it got antsy. So we ran the dog. Every day. I think it flushed most of the pheasants and rabbits in NY state. And it was the greatest dog ever. He died in 1980 and I still think about him.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:40 PM (wYseH)

333 Probably not. It looks suspicious.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:37 PM (t+qrx)




Come on. I just made it.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 12, 2019 09:40 PM (oVJmc)

334 https://www.amazon.com/Running-Pack-Thoughts-Mea
ning-Mortality/dp/1605984779

Great book by a philosopher on all the epic runs he's gone on with his various pet dogs. Lots of thoughts on life and mortality.

Posted by: Max Power at March 12, 2019 09:40 PM (q177U)

335 He wouldn't say what it is in people years.

Just make sure it's not binary years.

Posted by: t-bird at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (TQyCa)

336 322 Every decade brings a new surprise.

age 40 you get your first pair of bifocals.

age 50 either menopause or a mid-life crisis

age 60 cataracts


Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (SqKDB)

337 They aren't kidding about herding. They will seriously herd your children into little clumps. And they love doing it. Its pretty funny to watch. Great dogs though.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (39g3+)


Pro-tier sheep herding:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvSWs4nMYw

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (t+qrx)

338 I've mentioned it before, but she was the only dog I've ever had that clearly understood what a human pointing a finger at some object or area meant re: spacial concepts and physical directions.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:39 PM (LX21o)


Our golden retriever clearly understood that. Once he came to a window that was some height above grade. I pointed toward the door, which was at the front of the house, and he ran there immediately.

Frankly, I was astonished.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (Tc1vu)

339 But at ~200, you start the United Way, the dress policies, the birthday bullshit, the baby shower bullshit, etc. I strongly suspect that the secretaries are the drivers of the rot. Of course they want all the birthday and baby shower crap; it's effectively time off for them. They're paid for their time.

For those in management, it's just wasted time that will necessitate staying late, since we're paid for results, not time.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:32 PM (Tc1vu)

so true!! That should be a semester course in how to avoid bad management.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (XROPS)

340 They aren't kidding about herding. They will seriously herd your children into little clumps. And they love doing it. Its pretty funny to watch. Great dogs though.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:36 PM (39g3+)

Ajax does that with little kids.

One time, he was at my parents and they were not paying attention when they went out for a drive and he snuck out. They were gone for two hours. No fence on the front yard. My parents live in a subdivision. Their yard is a constant cut through for kids running and playing- except for this day. Ajax did not leave the boundries of the yard and chased off every kid who tried to run through, did not bite, just nipped at their heels to keep em moving according to neighbors (He's a red heeler/ACD.)

My parents got home and he was sitting in the middle of the yard, waiting for them, wagging his tail.

He's a good boy.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (wUn1D)

341 Daughter says if she has a bunch of kids, she's getting a herding dog.

Posted by: WOPR at March 12, 2019 09:31 PM (J70i0)



Christopher Plummer had the right idea in the Sound of Music. Has all of the kids on whistle before the pain in ass Julie Andrews showed up with her songs and silly clothes for them

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (ZUi5T)

342 They do not understand, out there, the concept of an unprotected woman alone.

Me either. I'm tired of reading about some well-meaning vaporhead girl going hiking somewhere or working with natives and ending up raped and dead. It keeps happening because they grow up being so protected they don't understand what its like out there, and are taught that girls are just as tough as boys and don't need nobody for nuffin.

Yes, yes you do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:42 PM (39g3+)

343 Im sure others have posted this, but I had a dog sled experience once. I smelled like horrible dog poop and dog farts the whole time. Not the least bit romantic.

Posted by: LASue at March 12, 2019 09:42 PM (XROPS)

344 Frankly, I was astonished.


Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:41 PM (Tc1vu)

He could have taught at a JC.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:43 PM (wYseH)

345 Do you like tapioca?
I worry about any food that ends in a vowel.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:44 PM (LL1Be)

346 I worry about any food that ends in a vowel.


The fuck?

Posted by: Pizza and Pasta at March 12, 2019 09:44 PM (fuK7c)

347 I worry about any food that ends in a vowel.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:44 PM (LL1Be)



Pizza

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 12, 2019 09:44 PM (ZUi5T)

348 Di he yell out 'MUSH!'? Because they often do that. Or so I've heard. He must have snowflake dogs that are triggered by 'MUSH!'.

Posted by: Eromero at March 12, 2019 09:44 PM (zLDYs)

349 Dudes is available on Epix Drivein!

Sweet.

Posted by: blaster at March 12, 2019 09:45 PM (ZfRYq)

350 The dog needed to run. An hour each day was fine. Anything less and it got antsy. So we ran the dog. Every day. I think it flushed most of the pheasants and rabbits in NY state. And it was the greatest dog ever. He died in 1980 and I still think about him.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:40 PM (wYseH)


I used to bundle up and go out in driving sleet storms and throw the tennis ball for our beloved golden retriever until he was exhausted.

Our neighbors thought i was crazy. I told them, "Someday I won't have him any more, and then I'll be willing to give anything to stand out in a driving sleet storm and throw the ball for him."

And that day came.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:45 PM (Tc1vu)

351 342 "they don't understand the concept of an unprotected woman alone..."

i just learned that it's against the law in montana for a woman to fish alone.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:46 PM (Pg+x7)

352 @296
I've been waiting and hoping for Dorsey to be that stupid. He's not and he won't ban him.

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

The question is whether Dorsey was smart enough to head off any of his overly ambitious censors before one of them bans Trump. Because you know that there's got to be at least a couple of them that would see banning Trump as a good thing, negative fallout to Twitter be damned.

Posted by: junior at March 12, 2019 09:46 PM (Fp6vo)

353 He could have taught at a JC.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:43 PM (wYseH)


Hell, he could have been chairman of the sociology department.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:46 PM (Tc1vu)

354 i just learned that it's against the law in montana for a woman to fish alone.

Sorry baby I gotta be along with you in the tent, its the law!

The question is whether Dorsey was smart enough to head off any of his overly ambitious censors before one of them bans Trump.

One guy who was leaving Twitter (fired or quit, not sure) did do just that: banned Trump. The left thought it was glorious

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:47 PM (39g3+)

355 We watched the Sound of Music with the kids recently. That is a fine movie. Shame that style of film-making died off.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:47 PM (LX21o)

356 I have had some REALLY bad Pizza and Pasta.

I think its the vowel. Just too open-ended.

Posted by: mikeyG at March 12, 2019 09:48 PM (LL1Be)

357

i just learned that it's against the law in montana for a woman to fish alone.

So she's good after she catches the first fish?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:48 PM (HaL55)

358 ... i just looked it up - in montana it's illegal for a married woman to fish alone on sunday and for an unmarried woman to fish alone at any time.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at March 12, 2019 09:49 PM (Pg+x7)

359 329
I've mentioned it before, but she was the only dog I've ever had that clearly understood what a human pointing a finger at some object or area meant re: spacial concepts and physical directions.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:39 PM (LX21o)


My cat Kira never understood the concept of pointing. When I pointed at something, she would look at my finger.

Posted by: rickl at March 12, 2019 09:49 PM (sdi6R)

360 I just had a thought -- and it's not a complaint, mind you -- that ace has a bet with someone to the effect of I can get 500 comments out of anything?

"Anything? How 'bout the Iditarod?

"Hold my beer."

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 12, 2019 09:50 PM (fuK7c)

361 We watched the Sound of Music with the kids recently. That is a fine movie. Shame that style of film-making died off.

I love that movie. The only off note is the nun singing "Climb Every Mountain" which is a humanist hymn about self sufficiency, an odd thing for a Roman Catholic to send her young charge into the world with. But she sang it so well it works anyway.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:50 PM (39g3+)

362 I'm tired of reading about some well-meaning vaporhead girl going hiking somewhere or working with natives and ending up raped and dead. It keeps happening because they grow up being so protected they don't understand what its like out there, and are taught that girls are just as tough as boys and don't need nobody for nuffin.

MOST of the time they're right; because even in the worst tribal area of Congo, the men don't like to rape women, and there's a tradition of hospitality toward guests.

That works right up until Becky Rockefeller traipses into the cannibal village. Or pisses off the elders of cannibal-curious village.

Situational awareness, Becky. Learn it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at March 12, 2019 09:50 PM (ykYG2)

363 And that day came.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:45 PM (Tc1vu)



Been there, done that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 12, 2019 09:50 PM (x/2Z8)

364 When I pointed at something, she would look at my finger.

Oh, she understood. She just refused to play along. yes, I know what you want human. That's now how we do things

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (39g3+)

365 What time is the ONT?

Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (SqKDB)

366
And that day came.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:45 PM (Tc1vu)

--

Don't tell anybody, but I've still got that border collie's collar on the low range lever of my old truck she used to ride everywhere in.

I've got kids and know the difference between the love I feel for them and the love for that dog, but I'll admit that I miss her jumping in the truck to go on an adventure.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (LX21o)

367 @342 Wife is 61 and a retired federal agency armorer.
Daughter is a SERE instructor. Your choice, toughie.


Sorry I said a fucking word. [cute lil musical note]'Nite All![close cute note]

Posted by: Stringer Davis at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (8ZmvG)

368 "I'm tired of reading about some well-meaning vaporhead girl going hiking somewhere or working with natives and ending up raped and dead. It keeps happening because they grow up being so protected they don't understand what its like out there, and are taught that girls are just as tough as boys and don't need nobody for nuffin. "

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I feel the same way about anyone - men or women - who go to Afghanistan or NoKo or in the middle of the latest civil war in Central America and get raped, kidnapped or killed. Sorry but I have zero fucking sympathy for you.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at March 12, 2019 09:52 PM (eZuvF)

369 365 What time is the ONT?
Posted by: ALH at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (SqKDB)

___

An hour earlier than this time last week.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at March 12, 2019 09:52 PM (eZuvF)

370 Same time as Gunsmoke.

Posted by: Infidel at March 12, 2019 09:53 PM (9L2du)

371 ot because I just handed in a big project.

reading another site on a comment thread about "what will future generations see as immoral" i was surprised by two thing.

1. how socialist most younguns are. I mean, I knew this but not to such an extent. They think work is immoral. They think paying for anything is immoral. No mention of taxes though,...

2. Abortion. It was way down on the thread, but it was there and not downvoted to oblivion. I am starting to sense on the nets that the younger generations are starting to realize that maybe if farming, pets, plastic, and "dead naming" is all so horrible; and maybe if all this science really does tell us that life begins at conception,... then maybe killing babies really is murder.

This is a surprise to me since a lot of the commenters appear young and they seem to be waking up to the mass genocide/murder/immorality of abortion on demand.

Could it be that the democrats have once again chose a position which is so far on the "wrong side of history" that they will have to reassess their very reason for existence? Could it be that they took the morally wrong, but politically profitable position and will once again get screwed by reality? I wonder how they will sell a republican "switched sides" on this one, 50 years from now.

Maybe too much to hope for but I think there really is a chance the public will come around on this issue and see it for what it is (note, i personally am not a life absolutist. My position is that (a) it is murder, and (b) a parent has primary responsibility over their children and (c) the government has no business getting involved in any way until about when it shows (so maybe 12 wks) and before that it is up the the parent, their family, and their community to deal with.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 12, 2019 09:53 PM (LWu6U)

372

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:50 PM (39g3+)

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I'm kind of surprised my daughter enjoyed it as much as she did.

We've talked about Chitty Chitty Bang Bang before. Willy Wonka is another that sort of fits that style, too. Can you think of any others that I should put on the we-need-to-watch list?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (LX21o)

373 Oh, she understood. She just refused to play along. yes, I know what you want human. That's now how we do things
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (39g3+)


By that standard, goldfish are geniuses.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (Tc1vu)

374

Had a roommate who had a dog that understood some hand gestures without being taught. That was a really cool doggeh,

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (HaL55)

375 361
We watched the Sound of Music with the kids recently. That is a fine movie. Shame that style of film-making died off.



I love that movie. The only off note is the nun singing "Climb
Every Mountain" which is a humanist hymn about self sufficiency, an odd
thing for a Roman Catholic to send her young charge into the world with.
But she sang it so well it works anyway.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor

Julie Andrews did SOM, obviously, and Mary Poppins, but I believe she also did My Fair Lady on Broadway, so conceivably she could have gotten the movie role. Can you think of any actor who would have had three consecutive, bigger successes than Mary Poppins, My Fair Lady and Sound of Music?

Posted by: Vertov at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (PDMtc)

376 I know, it's time to hate Bezos. But..we have been to two Safeways and a small local grocery store. Can't find Fisherman's Friend cough drops anywhere. I guess I could have done a long hike through Walmart to see if they had them. Instead, I ordered a box of 12 bags, 40 count. They'll be here on Friday. I have no idea why Safeway is out, but my husband will be happy to get them.

Posted by: notsothoreau at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (JKNZq)

377 Had a roommate who had a dog that understood some hand gestures without being taught. That was a really cool doggeh,
Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivism at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM (HaL55)


Shit, I've had roommates who could barely understand simple hand gestures without being taught.

Posted by: hogmartin at March 12, 2019 09:55 PM (t+qrx)

378 Don't tell anybody, but I've still got that border collie's collar on the low range lever of my old truck she used to ride everywhere in.

I've got kids and know the difference between the love I feel for them and the love for that dog, but I'll admit that I miss her jumping in the truck to go on an adventure.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (LX21o)


I hear ya, my brother.

I've got the ashes and the collars of our two goldens not two feet above my head where I'm typing this. Why?

Because I can't bear to part with them.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:56 PM (Tc1vu)

379

nood

Posted by: Soothsayer, A Journailst and a Climate Expert at March 12, 2019 09:56 PM (I+Vth)

380 @362 MOST of the time they're right; because even in the worst tribal area of Congo, the men don't like to rape women, and there's a tradition of hospitality toward guests.

That works right up until Becky Rockefeller traipses into the cannibal village. Or pisses off the elders of cannibal-curious village.

Situational awareness, Becky. Learn it.

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One of my English professors briefly mentioned how one of his former students had to fight off a late night attacker while in a particular foreign country (which shall remain nameless; but it wasn't European). She was a young woman, traveling alone, in one of those countries that used to have a tradition of "If you can kidnap her and have sex with her, then she's your wife."

Fortunately for the young woman involved, she apparently did manage to discourage her attacker. Though based on what my English professor said, it's not clear that she learned any lessons from the experience.

Posted by: junior at March 12, 2019 09:56 PM (Fp6vo)

381 I've got kids and know the difference between the
love I feel for them and the love for that dog

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:51 PM (LX21o)

And that makes you smarter than PETA. Not that that is too tough.

It's interesting that the love of an animal can be intense and yet so very different than that of a person.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:56 PM (wYseH)

382 Hey Sweden! They are Norwegian Mac.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at March 12, 2019 09:57 PM (rOXDf)

383 [oi]Can you think of any others that I should put on the we-need-to-watch list?

The Music Man, Mary Poppins, Singing In The Rain

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at March 12, 2019 09:57 PM (39g3+)

384 Thanks. It's weird that I've forgotten about Mary Poppins.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:58 PM (LX21o)

385 ont

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at March 12, 2019 09:58 PM (LWu6U)

386 I feel the same way about anyone - men or women - who go to Afghanistan or NoKo or in the middle of the latest civil war in Central America and get raped, kidnapped or killed. Sorry but I have zero fucking sympathy for you.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at March 12, 2019 09:52 PM (eZuvF)


I'm with ya. Cycling in Diarrheastan? Get whacked? Darwin works in mysterious ways, his wonder to achieve.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 09:59 PM (Tc1vu)

387 Can you think of any others that I should put on the we-need-to-watch list?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 09:54 PM


Streets of Fire

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 12, 2019 10:00 PM (cBwdQ)

388 It's interesting that the love of an animal can be intense and yet so very different than that of a person.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 12, 2019 09:56 PM (wYseH)


Yep. I think that that's because they look to you for protection, and offer you total respect and loyalty. In that respect they're rather like children.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at March 12, 2019 10:02 PM (Tc1vu)

389 I can remember thinking of our pets in a way that I was sure was close to how parents viewed their children, and then I had kids and realized how laughably wrong I was.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 10:03 PM (LX21o)

390 Edit: How parents viewed LOVED their children

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 10:04 PM (LX21o)

391 Streets of Fire

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 12, 2019 10:00 PM (cBwdQ)

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I'm not familiar with this one. Is it appropriate for pre-teens? A "hell" or "damn" isn't the end of the world.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - search engine expert at March 12, 2019 10:07 PM (LX21o)

392
no, Streets of Fire wouldn't be the best movie for pre-teens

Posted by: AltonJackson at March 12, 2019 10:14 PM (cBwdQ)

393 Iditarod once...

Posted by: Patti Blagojevich at March 13, 2019 12:31 AM (q6jjE)

394 translate "Cassie toi" would you? I cant. not sure it means anything.

Posted by: Susan Harms at March 13, 2019 05:59 AM (iBnSX)

395 I remember when a woman dominated the Iditarod, which inspired its unofficial slogan:
"Alaska: Where Men are Men and Women Win the Iditarod."


Posted by: Jonah Kyle at March 13, 2019 12:23 PM (SH7Tr)

396 Tomorrows headline: French dog sled Idiot racer eaten by his team of huskies. Huskies spokesman declares He tasted like exquisite French cuisine. Chicken alfredo with a chardonnay finish. Request for recipe overwhelms the net.
French PM Dacron declares French Fries are the new black.

Posted by: Ray at March 13, 2019 01:27 PM (AVxHd)

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