Time, Keeps Flowing Like A River (on and on), To The ONT.

Sorry, I'm getting to this really late, so I'm mostly just going to throw up some links and that'll have to do.

Blue Jays.jpg

Oh, Another Star Wars Movie


The First Trailer for Star Wars IX dropped today


The reviewer at the link didn't like it, and he's happy to tell you why. I did notice one line, however:

Disney reveled that Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker will play to fan service 

I wonder if he knows what “fan service” is? In any event, you can watch the trailer at the links. See Rey fight a spaceship with her sword! (really) May the farce be with you.


This Is Awful


Florida Good Samaritan Shot Dead After Picking up Tabs at Waffle House

This guy is doing a nice thing, and because he didn't pick up their check (or hadn't gotten to it yet, the article isn't clear), these garbage people start a fight and kill him. Just awful.

What To Get Someone Who Has Nothing


Arkansas Men Giving Florida Man A Run For His Money


ARKANSAS MEN ARRESTED FOR TAKING TURNS SHOOTING EACH OTHER WHILE WEARING BULLETPROOF VEST AFTER DRINKING

“After drinking”. Not sure that clarification was necessary.

Time To Take Sides!

Guy Refuses To Pay For His Date's $176 Lobster Dinner

Thoughts.jpg

Knowing nothing more than what was presented at the link, I think he should tell the girl “See you next Tuesday”.

Neat Video

This machine braids metal hose

It's kinda neat to watch it work.


The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants

Get your kicks.jpg


Politics

Meet the Man Behind Trump’s Biden Tweet

At the cutting edge of political debate lies a troll. And yes, I don't think that bodes well for the long term health of the nation. I know some of y'all don't understand or like it when I post memes on the ONT, but that's so much of what constitutes our cultural “thinking” these days, even if it seems like a stupid thing for a middle aged man to be doing.


Time

Speaking of being a middle aged man, the reason I have so little time to write this tonight is that tonight my parents took me out for a birthday dinner. They're in their 80s and praise the Lord in good health, but they just sold the house I grew up in and moved into a condo. Our conversation revolved around the old neighborhood and the people who lived there. The man who lived behind us is dying in intensive care. Another neighbor died a year or so ago, his house was just sold at a tax auction and someone is starting the process of flipping it. I don't envy them the job, he was a hoarder and the house has been empty for years. Empty of people anyway, all the stuff he hoarded (and who knows how many bugs and rodents) is still there. I think it's only when you get to middle age that you really get a sense of the world existing before and after you, that we're all just moving through it. Driving through the old neighborhood today...there is the house I grew up in, but it's no longer ours. Here is the house where I first fooled around with a naked girl, her family moved out shortly after I graduated high school. Where is she now? I have no idea. Over there is the house with a pool. One fine summer evening a group of us kids tossed crab apples over the fence and scared the crap out of the older lady who lived there as she took a late evening swim. My dad whaled the tar out of me for that stunt, but the lady we scared so badly died decades ago. All those people, all those lives, moved through the neighborhood, but they're all gone now, including finally my parents. The houses are still there, and the roads and the parks and the streams, and they're all the same. Different people are moving through them on their journeys through life. It gives one a sense of transience that can be....disquieting. I dunno. I guess I'm just waxing philosophical tonight. I just realized that I'm twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII. Crazy.

Tonight's ONT has been brought to you by WD-40:

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(1964 was a more innocent time)

Posted by: WeirdDave at 09:57 PM




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1 ONT!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 09:59 PM (kQs4Y)

2 Good Evening!

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at April 12, 2019 09:59 PM (Vf4Y7)

3 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at April 12, 2019 09:59 PM (JFzNN)

4 Thirſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 10:00 PM (CLcKT)

5 Weird Dave, are you as upset as I am that the Lightning are down 2-0 to the Blue Jackets?

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 10:00 PM (qYw16)

6 Good evening Eris.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:00 PM (zMvJD)

7 Hey Muad!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 10:01 PM (kQs4Y)

8

Larry, Darryl and Darryl in Alabama.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2019 10:02 PM (aKsyK)

9 Thanks for the ONT.

So now they want to undo what they did with Last Jedi. Sorry, Mouse, you picked your horse (Kennedy)- now fucking live with her.

Also, septic tank dude is disturbing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 10:02 PM (bQ/du)

10 Weird Dave, are you as upset as I am that the Lightning are down 2-0 to the Blue Jackets?

I'm so upset that I'm literally dancing uncontrollably.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 12, 2019 10:02 PM (nxDuJ)

11 Tell me about lemon ricotta pancakes. I'm new to the concept.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:03 PM (zMvJD)

12 Hey everybody, happy Friday!

I don't have tight nuts or a rusty tool, but I did buy a coping saw today that it turned out I didn't need.

Oh and good news on the job front: not only not fired, but I spoke to the boss who would have put up the ad I described, but he was giving me some new directives to follow at work. Somehow I have a hunch he wouldn't have bothered with that, if I was on my way out the door.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 10:04 PM (miE9U)

13 Evening Horde! What a week!

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (Y4EXg)

14 Willowed from last thread:

560 I like Peter Berg's The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, and The Kingdom, up until the end. Moral equivalence preaching ruined it.
Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta yo) at April 12, 2019 10:01 PM (XOi3t)

The Kingdom reminds me of Enemy at the Gates- and I'll tell you why.

Bruce Willis' character reminds me in the early going like how they portrayed Ed Harris in the EATG. He was a real person who had feelings and a history. He was sympathetic. Then, they flipped the switch and made him evil because, reasons.

You can have two adversaries in a movie and one of them beat the other or one of them be wrong, without making them evil. To do otherwise is a disservice to the audience.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (bQ/du)

15 I'm here procrastinating. I should be cleaning the kitchen but,,,,lazy. The parental units are coming next week so I need to make my place look less like some frumpy middle aged single guy lives here.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (2fs3P)

16 11 Tell me about lemon ricotta pancakes. I'm new to the concept.
Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:03 PM (zMvJD

Are you snowed in that you are taking recipe suggestions?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)

17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnlTrq6wLf0

Posted by: Braenyard having a 29+ moment at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (lfmil)

18 Billy Dee Williams is in the new Star Wars trailer. I quipped that this will be the movie where they kill off Lando.

Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (Fp6vo)

19 15 I'm here procrastinating. I should be cleaning the kitchen but,,,,lazy. The parental units are coming next week so I need to make my place look less like some frumpy middle aged single guy lives here.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (2fs3P)


Ditch the cat and clear your history...............

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (aA3+G)

20 WD-40, is there nothing it can't be used for?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (wCCjE)

21 Hello

Posted by: ALH at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (8wKjk)

22 That Star Wars trailer was less awful than I thought it would be.

I became less angry once I accepted that the recent Star Wars and Star Trek iterations were fan fiction and not the real thing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 10:06 PM (kQs4Y)

23 When I was 9 and my brother was 7 we made little darts with pins sticking out of the broken-off bottom of a pencil w eraser attached, using yarn to balance the little things.

We then spent a good hour hurling at each other in the garage in an epic war that only ended when all of the darts were dangling from our bleeding flesh.

Ahhh, good times. Good times.

Not coincidently, both of us were born in Arkansas, though mercifully, neither of us learned to speak there.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 10:07 PM (smc0A)

24 watched Spiderverse
it s fun
so are the extras

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 12, 2019 10:07 PM (dm05u)

25 >
Are you snowed in that you are taking recipe suggestions?
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (aA3+G)



Got it in one. Syruping is done and I can't cut firewood like I planned.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:07 PM (zMvJD)

26 Jets GOOOOOOOOAAAAALLLLLLLL!

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (XAYDB)

27 If that WD-40 ad wasn't made by the same people who did the one for Dickman's Boned Rolled Pig Institutional Meat Food, I'll... well something humiliating, but I'm not crawling into any septic tanks.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (t+qrx)

28 11 Tell me about lemon ricotta pancakes. I'm new to the concept.
Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:03 PM (zMvJD)
---
I just put some ricotta and lemon (juice and grated peel) into the mix, and serve with fresh blueberries between the pancakes.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (kQs4Y)

29 Septic tank diving still beats sitting thru "Avatar".

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (UdKB7)

30 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y6xg5bvc

https://tinyurl.com/y4fsyka3

https://tinyurl.com/y2jq8vtu

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Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (0Ntuf)

31 Love the Alan Parsons Project.

Except for that song.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (J7fhH)

32 Chances that the septic tank enthusiast's first name is Fritz, Hans, or Helmut?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (kQs4Y)

33 hiya

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (4Qe0G)

34 Hey everybody! How much snow did you northern folk get?

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (7ZQe3)

35 so Arkansas Man > Florida Man?

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (dm05u)

36 I think it's only when you get to middle age that you really get a
sense of the world existing before and after you, that we're all just
moving through it.
======


True. And becoming a genealogical research addict doesn't help ... ;-)

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (WqPYg)

37 So how was your day, Dear?

Posted by: ALH at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (8wKjk)

38 When you are born you get a string (about) eighty inches long. Every year, cut one inch off. My string is pretty short now.
I don't think of myself as old but if I'm middle age I will live to 134.
Life goes by fast.
Be good to each other. Let your family and friends know you love them.
Love all of you!

Posted by: free tibet at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (CL76w)

39 Septic tank diving still beats sitting thru "Avatar".
Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 10:08 PM (UdKB7)


I'll suck-start a shotgun before I watch Avatar.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (t+qrx)

40 Eris, that sounds amazing.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (zMvJD)

41 19 15 I'm here procrastinating. I should be cleaning the kitchen but,,,,lazy. The parental units are coming next week so I need to make my place look less like some frumpy middle aged single guy lives here.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (2fs3P)


Ditch the cat and clear your history...............
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian



They are bringing there cat. It's part alley cat, part Nazgul. I don't need to clear the history. I just encrypt the pics and videos. Uh, if I had pics and videos that needed encrypting.....and I don't......

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (2fs3P)

42 I've had two generations of my family live in my house before me and I noticed the same thing in my neighborhood. I used to be so proud I still had my grandmother's cast iron pan until I realized that pan will outlive me. And I have no idea who will get it.

Posted by: Son_of_Tookey at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (2LON+)

43 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/y284lf7o

https://tinyurl.com/y6b9g5fj

https://tinyurl.com/y5quhndv

https://tinyurl.com/y3z57xjt

https://tinyurl.com/yyomaflk

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (0Ntuf)

44 When I was a wee tyke pretending to be in corporate finance (I wasn't) I took a look at WD-40 the company.

They have no interest in acquiring or being acquired. They make WD-40. It's water dispersant (not a lubricant) 40, as in the 40th formula they tried.

Their ticker symbol is WD40. They're perfect.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 10:11 PM (fuK7c)

45
Septic Sam there is literally shit-faced.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (f1Vqw)

46 Lol at the old WD40 ad!


I used to have a Loc-tite promo t-shirt what said:

*nut-on-bolt illustration*

"Use Loc-tite or kiss your nuts goodbye"

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (gP/Z3)

47 ''Billy Dee Williams is in the new Star Wars trailer. I quipped that this will be the movie where they kill off Lando. ''

Killing off Han killed any interest I had in seeing the sequels. As far as I'm concerned they don't exist.

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (jm1YL)

48 Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:10 PM (2fs3P)

Such a good son and Moron.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (aA3+G)

49 I am so fucking done with Star Wars.

I love the Real One, and the Empire Strikes Back.

I admit to liking Return of the Jedi well enough. it had moments.

The rest can rot in a cesspool of rat shite.

Blech!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (PXJBj)

50 >
They are bringing there cat. It's part alley cat, part Nazgul. I don't need to clear the history. I just encrypt the pics and videos. Uh, if I had pics and videos that needed encrypting.....and I don't......
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:10 P




No, you need to clear your history right now.

Posted by: Bob from NSA at April 12, 2019 10:13 PM (zMvJD)

51 I think it's only when you get to middle age that you really get a
sense of the world existing before and after you, that we're all just
moving through it.

The local museum does a Monday Morph where they show a picture of a building in town from 100 years ago, and then it turns into the same building in the present day.

You get the sense that the past is all around you if you just step back and look for it.

Posted by: ALH at April 12, 2019 10:13 PM (8wKjk)

52 49 I am so fucking done with Star Wars.


I love the Real One, and the Empire Strikes Back.


I admit to liking Return of the Jedi well enough. it had moments.


The rest can rot in a cesspool of rat shite.


Blech!
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:12 PM (PXJBj)

i could never follow whatt was going on.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 12, 2019 10:13 PM (0O7c5)

53
All Soy Wars is missing now is Brie Larson.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:14 PM (f1Vqw)

54 I just put some ricotta and lemon (juice and grated peel) into the mix, and serve with fresh blueberries between the pancakes.



Posted by: All Hail Eris---
Yep - this. No improvements necessary.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2019 10:14 PM (Y4EXg)

55 All these little blue pills and what I really needed was WD-40???

Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 10:14 PM (0tfLf)

56 ''All Soy Wars is missing now is Brie Larson.''

And her flat tush. LOL

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 10:15 PM (jm1YL)

57 The Kingdom reminds me of Enemy at the Gates- and I'll tell you why.

Bruce Willis' character reminds me in the early going like how they portrayed Ed Harris in the EATG. He was a real person who had feelings and a history. He was sympathetic. Then, they flipped the switch and made him evil because, reasons.

You can have two adversaries in a movie and one of them beat the other or one of them be wrong, without making them evil. To do otherwise is a disservice to the audience.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (bQ/du)


======


Sounded interesting, so I looked it up. FYI -- not "The Kingdom" but "Moonrise Kingdom" with Bruce Willis. I'll check it out, thanks.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 10:15 PM (WqPYg)

58

Today is yesterday's tomorrow.

Is that sufficiently deep?

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:16 PM (KATBx)

59 The cartoon segment from the SW Holiday Special:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsNwP_1kTZQ

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 10:16 PM (kQs4Y)

60 Today is tomorrow's yesterday.

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 10:17 PM (gP/Z3)

61 Today is yesterday's tomorrow.

Is that sufficiently deep?
Posted by: Irongrampa

Its not as deep as that septic tank, but it smells a WHOOOOOOLE lot bettah !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:18 PM (4Qe0G)

62 No way is that WD40 ad genuine. Someone was being funny whenever it was written.

Posted by: Chris M at April 12, 2019 10:18 PM (6XZdO)

63
Florida Good Samaritan Shot Dead After Picking up Tabs at Waffle House


This is what you get from someone with a freeloader mentality. It is one thing for some one to voluntarily do something nice for you. It is quite another when the "giftee" thinks they have a right to get something for free.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:18 PM (+lVUW)

64 All Soy Wars is missing now is Brie Larson.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:14 PM


The Beckyest Becky in all of Beckydom? That one?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 10:18 PM (CLcKT)

65 "I guess I'm just waxing philosophical tonight. I just realized that I'm twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII. Crazy."

Not quite twice in my case, but close. It's crazy to know that Vietnam vets are in their '70s now, or dang close. Shit. I still see myself as a callow youth with good hair and mild acne.

What the hell happened?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:18 PM (PXJBj)

66 The comments at the NYSlimes on the CarpeDonktum 'article' are, well, the usual batshit lefty drivel. 'Trump is coarsening the debate!' 'Trump is demeaning politics!' 'Trump grabbed a woman by the pussy so he's a hypocrite for posting this!' It's like Obama and Hillary never happened.

My favorite part of the article (yes, there was one bigly shining bright spot): This tweet, and the attached meme, will now be archived forever as part of the Presidential Records Act. Take a bow, Hands On Joe, you're going down in History, along with going down with your campaign as it sinks. Say hello to the Cuck Krystol Cruise Line guys while you're in Davy Jones' locker.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 10:19 PM (Y8PSl)

67
And today is tomorrow's yesterday.

And tomorrow is the next day's yesterday.

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:19 PM (f1Vqw)

68 Allison Brie >>>Brie Larson

By orders of magnitude.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:20 PM (PXJBj)

69 Getting old is kinda awesome, if you ask me...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 10:20 PM (CLcKT)

70 next year I will have lived as many years married as I lived single

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (dm05u)

71 but they just sold the house I grew up in"

Funny, ms mouse and I were talking about that, but as a military brat, I have no clue what that means...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (6qErC)

72 As George Carlin said: The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (PXJBj)

73 Working with steel braided hose is like trying to fuck a porcupine. Oh yeah, the florida garbage people should have been executed were they stood.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (9Om/r)

74 Does anyone know how to tell the manufacture date of a used car from the VIN or carfax? Checking on recalls. Really need a new vehicle and found one I like. Have armed myself with the art of manliness article on negotiating, auto trader, etc.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (lwX7s)

75 ARKANSAS MEN ARRESTED FOR TAKING TURNS SHOOTING EACH OTHER WHILE WEARING BULLETPROOF VEST AFTER DRINKING

"After drinking". Not sure that clarification was necessary.


I saw that movie. Blunt Force Trauma.

It was okay.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 12, 2019 10:23 PM (ufGqN)

76 Live today in such a manner that tomorrow you will be proud of what you did yesterday!

Posted by: Marcus A. Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (wCCjE)

77 ''Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away....''

Now it looks as though they're here to stay...

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (jm1YL)

78 58

Today is yesterday's tomorrow.

Is that sufficiently deep?
Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:16 PM (KATBx)

--IGP!!

Did you get to listen to any more of the Jennys?

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (XAYDB)

79 VIN decoder online. Gives who, where, when, and basic info of VINs...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (6qErC)

80 Fallacy:
There is no such thing as "bullet proof".

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (w7KSn)

81 infidel

https://www.reference.com/vehicles/
determine-year-vehicle-vin-aed81f91278c02f

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at April 12, 2019 10:24 PM (dm05u)

82 Oh and good news on the job front: not only not fired, but I spoke to the boss who would have put up the ad I described, but he was giving me some new directives to follow at work. Somehow I have a hunch he wouldn't have bothered with that, if I was on my way out the door.
Posted by: qdpsteve


Glad you didn't have to suffer too long wondering. The not knowing is awful.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (+lVUW)

83
Does anyone know how to tell the manufacture date of a used car from the
VIN or carfax? Checking on recalls. Really need a new vehicle and
found one I like. Have armed myself with the art of manliness article
on negotiating, auto trader, etc.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (lwX7s)

What year/type of car, and whats the vin number?

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (9Om/r)

84 Does anyone know how to tell the manufacture date of a used car from the VIN or carfax? Checking on recalls. Really need a new vehicle and found one I like. Have armed myself with the art of manliness article on negotiating, auto trader, etc.
Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (lwX7s)


You can look for recalls (free) at:
https://www.nhtsa.gov/recalls

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (t+qrx)

85 Does anyone know how to tell the manufacture date of a used car from the VIN or carfax? Checking on recalls. Really need a new vehicle and found one I like. Have armed myself with the art of manliness article on negotiating, auto trader, etc.
Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:21 PM (lwX7s)

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

Date of manufacture used to be stamped on a panel that was riveted to the inside of the drivers door. Not sure if they still do that.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (6csDQ)

86 Spoilers, yes we much: No such thing as bullet proof.

Well, Iron Man notwithstanding.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (PXJBj)

87 @47 Killing off Han killed any interest I had in seeing the sequels. As far as I'm concerned they don't exist.

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

In fairness, Harrison Ford wanted out. Killing Han was the only real way to do that. And Han Solo is the kind of character that will always be trying to get in the spotlight, which is a problem when you're trying to push a new cast front and center.

Luke, on the other hand, was a sure sign that the people in charge have no idea what they're doing.

Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:26 PM (Fp6vo)

88

I wish people would get away from the idea that WD40 is a lube or a penetrant.

It's piss poor as either. It IS superb for dispersing moisture from hard to clean areas (distributor caps come to mind) quickly.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:26 PM (KATBx)

89 77>> That song sucked the first time it came out...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (eIlkN)

90 In fairness, Harrison Ford wanted out. Killing Han
was the only real way to do that. And Han Solo is the kind of character
that will always be trying to get in the spotlight, which is a problem
when you're trying to push a new cast front and center.



Luke, on the other hand, was a sure sign that the people in charge have no idea what they're doing.



Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:26 PM (Fp6vo)


No shit. Its all been down hill after vader tossed the old prune down the neon shaft.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (9Om/r)

91 fucking star warts sucks the taint of a muzzies' goat. as ghey as cum on a mustache.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (KP5rU)

92
If Soy Wars had Hope Solo to replace Han, I might, might watch it. Well, a clip or two, but it would depend on Hope doing her famous disappearing light saber trick.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (f1Vqw)

93 I wish people would get away from the idea that WD40 is a lube or a penetrant.
Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:26 PM (KATBx)


Or a protectant. It isn't. It won't.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (t+qrx)

94 Good evening, Horde!

Got back just a bit ago from meeting up with Jim and BackwardsBoy at his gig. His band is tight. Good music, good time and, most of all, they're a couple of really good dudes. Top notch 'Rons all the way.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

95 Live today in such a manner that tomorrow you will be proud of what you did yesterday!
Posted by: Marcus A. Hrothgar

I don't remember what I did yesterday.

I didn't poop in public, though.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (4Qe0G)

96 88
PB Blaster is good stuff

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (wCCjE)

97 Its all been down hill after vader tossed the old prune down the neon shaft.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (9Om/r)


"Tossing the old prune down the neon shaft" is too good not to be a euphemism for SOMETHING.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:29 PM (t+qrx)

98 Getting old is kinda awesome, if you ask me...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 10:20 PM (CLcKT)

Beats the alternative!

Posted by: Bacon Jeff at April 12, 2019 10:29 PM (3JQ/p)

99 Their ticker symbol is WD40. They're perfect.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 10:11 PM (fuK7c)

======

Don't know if that was an old symbol, but today it's WDFC -- and if you'd bought about 10 years ago, you'd be up about 600% ...

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 10:29 PM (WqPYg)

100 Happy-ish Friday Evening, all y'all ...

Posted by: Adriane the Toemaytoe Tamatoe Critic ... at April 12, 2019 10:29 PM (LPnfS)

101 All due respect to Harrison Ford:
Not a fan. I sincerely believe that Tom Selleck would have killed as Indiana Jones. Holy shit. Selleck can do funny, then shoot the bad guy in the throat.

Ford is a stiff. I argue about this with my baby brother, but, good Lord, Harrison Ford is ridiculous.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (PXJBj)

102 I wonder if he knows what "fan service" is?

No. Of course not.

To a be a journalist is to be ignorant about everything except your own certitude and regard.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (uAgHA)

103 Got back just a bit ago from meeting up with Jim and BackwardsBoy at his gig

Are your arms tired ?

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (4Qe0G)

104 What is Jim Comey doing in that septic tank.....talk about a deep state.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (Z+IKu)

105
Only thing better than PB is the hot wrench with a rosebud.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (KATBx)

106 103 Got back just a bit ago from meeting up with Jim and BackwardsBoy at his gig

Are your arms tired ?
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (4Qe0G)

Exhausted. I tipped my waitress and when she picked herself up off the floor she was PISSED.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:31 PM (NWiLs)

107 I didn't poop in public, though.
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (4Qe0G)

That's a start!

Posted by: Marcus A. Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 10:31 PM (wCCjE)

108 *adjourns to the heavy bag*

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:31 PM (PXJBj)

109 Well, it could be worse.

At least I'm not a Lightning or Penguins fan.

It could be worse --for about 40' of game time.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:32 PM (XAYDB)

110 Happy-ish Friday Evening, all y'all ...

Hiya

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:32 PM (4Qe0G)

111 I didn't poop in public, though.
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (4Qe0G)

Sorry, but you have no future with our agency.

Posted by: EPA at April 12, 2019 10:32 PM (NWiLs)

112 I hadnt seen that Biden video until just now. HO lee kerfuck! Thats some funny stuff AND its gonna be in the Presidential archive!? Joey Choo Choo must be spitting nails...

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 12, 2019 10:33 PM (eIlkN)

113 Oh, and I got to say something I'd always wanted to but never before had the opportunity: it's OK, I'm with the band!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:33 PM (NWiLs)

114

Years ago, my father managed to get a couple cases of some good shit. There were two products, "reed stuff" we called it, which was a spray-on lube, and then "green stuff" which was a spray penetrating oil. We dubbed them such for the color of the lettering on the cans.

The Green Stuff was some of the best penetrating oil I've ever seen. You could spray it on some rusted tight nuts and it would break it free. It would take it a while sometimes, but it would do the trick.

I have no idea what it was, and I wish I could get some again.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (f1Vqw)

115 If Soy Wars had Hope Solo to replace Han, I might, might watch it. Well, a clip or two, but it would depend on Hope doing her famous disappearing light saber trick.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 10:27 PM (f1Vqw)

--Hope Solo gives Death Star a whole new meaning.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (XAYDB)

116 Blue Jackets. Interesting.

Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (jm1YL)

117 I like the new Insomniac 2.0.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (Lqy/e)

118 I think it's only when you get to middle age that you really get a sense of the world existing before and after you, that we're all just moving through it.
---------------------

I've got the game Dynasty Warriors 9. It's alright. Koei tried some new things - including an open world - with varying degrees of success. Anyway, the reason why I bring it up is this.

The game is set in the Three Kingdoms era (and while it was originally inspired by the novel, it's moved somewhat to being more historically accurate over the years). So I was riding around the countryside going from city to city, and it suddenly hit me - I was looking at a representation of a city that had existed roughly 1800 years ago. I was playing in a civilization that had existed continuously for much, much longer than that. Here in the West, civilizations have been pretty volatile. The US has only existed for a few hundred years. In China, that's not the case. Rulers have come and gone, but the Han civilization has existed for thousands of years.

And some of those cities on that map are still around (albeit not nearly as important as they used to be).

That's a long, long time. And I felt a strong sense of awe over that.

Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:35 PM (Fp6vo)

119 tossing the old prune down the neon shaft, makes me think of pelosi. i'm sure that clam looks like a prune. covered in maple syrup.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 12, 2019 10:35 PM (KP5rU)

120 Ford is a stiff. I argue about this with my baby brother, but, good Lord, Harrison Ford is ridiculous.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (PXJBj)

--Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Han Solo, BTW.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:35 PM (XAYDB)

121 I didn't poop in public, though.
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:28 PM (4Qe0G)
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That's a start!

Posted by: Marcus A. Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 10:31 PM (wCCjE)


No, that's an achievement. It will go well on any presidential candidate's resume(e) (since accent marks are verboten) as that's more of an achievement then any of the current Klown Kar Kandidates have. Well, except for maybe Hands On Biden. He grabs a lot of achievement, accomplishing scaring the bejeesus out of women and little kids.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 10:35 PM (Y8PSl)

122 Years ago, my father managed to get a couple cases of some good shit.

Speaking of that, the "Hash Brownie " episode of Barney Miller was on this evening.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:36 PM (4Qe0G)

123 On the WD-40 front, the item I recall my aircraft mechanic raving about for airframes and anything else he could spray it on was Corrosion-X...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:36 PM (7s3Gx)

124 Oh, and I got to say something I'd always wanted to but never before had the opportunity: it's OK, I'm with the band!
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:33 PM (NWiLs)
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Does that mean you and Jim got to go meet Backwards Boy? How cool is that?!

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:36 PM (aXucN)

125 From some website:


The tenth number indicates the year the car was made, or the year of manufacture.


It begins with A for 1980, the first year a standard 17-digit VIN was
used. Subsequent years follow the alphabet of to "Y" in the year 2000.


In 2001, the year changes to the number "1", and ascends to "9" In 2009.


In 2010, the alphabet starts again with the letter "A" for 2010 model years.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 10:36 PM (WqPYg)

126 The comments at the NYSlimes on the CarpeDonktum 'article' are, well, the usual batshit lefty drivel. 'Trump is coarsening the debate!' 'Trump is demeaning politics!' 'Trump grabbed a woman by the pussy so he's a hypocrite for posting this!' It's like Obama and Hillary never happened.

Who is stupid enough to think that Bill Clinton, all of the Kennedys, and pretty much every male democrat politician out there hasn't made smutty comments about women? The difference between Trump and them is that Trump is not a professional politician. He hasn't spent his whole life being careful about where he says his naughties, and to whom he says them. He also doesn't have the "press" covering for him like the Kennedys did.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (+lVUW)

127 Eris, if you're still here, be sure to check out the shoe pron in OregonMuse's Morning Rant from today. I immediately thought of you.

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (aXucN)

128 Speaking of rust, back in the day when I used to fool around with restos we'd go looking for something to build and invariably wind up in lower Pa or Virginia

'55/56 Fords and Chevvies, usually. They would come apart with ease, there being only enough rust as was easily defeated by any penetrant.

OTOH, working on stuff from NY is a terror.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (KATBx)

129 @120
--Burt Reynolds turned down the role of Han Solo, BTW.

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

You ever see the SNL skit where they have Burt Reynolds auditioning for the role of Darth Vader?

Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (Fp6vo)

130 Does that mean you and Jim got to go meet Backwards Boy? How cool is that?!

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:36 PM (aXucN)

That's exactly what it means. And it was very cool. Got to meet the rest of the band too.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)

131 Oh and good news on the job front: not only not fired, but I spoke to
the boss who would have put up the ad I described, but he was giving me
some new directives to follow at work.
Posted by: qdpsteve
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Woohoo! Good for you. I also received very good news from the big boss - (at my request), I'm being "involuntarily separated" either mid May or June - with a nice severance package.
If I would have retired voluntarily, no severance, no buyout of earned vacation, and no favorable treatment of matching funds for 401(k). Instead, the big Kahuna was willing to ignore years of good reviews and create a "you're a disaster and we need to get rid of you" special performance document for me.

Such is the state of american firms these days.
I'll cry all the way to the bank.

Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (Y4EXg)

132 You ever see the SNL skit where they have Burt Reynolds auditioning for the role of Darth Vader?
Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (Fp6vo)

--Nope.

Burt also turned down the role of John McClain.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (XAYDB)

133 "Meet the man behind Trump's Biden tweet."

Great, another free NYT visit wasted, and their comments were already closed.

I decline to be lectured on proper political behavior by a media that spent two years lying at the top of their lungs about the president being a traitor to America.

And the illustration at the article? From this video, well worth your time. Trump as Bugs Bunny.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHJfh1uG644

Posted by: MW at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (hNTtn)

134 Tonypete, that all sounds so backwards but congratulations, I think!

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (aXucN)

135
Date of manufacture used to be stamped on a panel that was riveted to the inside of the drivers door. Not sure if they still do that.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 10:25 PM (6csDQ)


I have looked at the other sites. Thank you, votermom and anon. I found out it was manufactured in Arlington, TX, but not date of manufacture. Seems not to have had any recalls. I'm thinking the tag on the inside driver door. I may be a "new" for me car on Monday. n Can't buy a car on Sunday in CO.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (lwX7s)

136 Best of luck, Tonypete !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (4Qe0G)

137 Such is the state of american firms these days.
I'll cry all the way to the bank.
Posted by: Tonypete at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (Y4EXg)

Good for you, man! Whenever I got let go I got a final paycheck and a boot in the ass.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (NWiLs)

138 just got done disassembling the 36 rusty as shit G-3 mags i've had in storage all these years, so i can re-furb them.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (ER1jH)

139 That's exactly what it means. And it was very cool. Got to meet the rest of the band too.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)
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That's so awesome. I'm glad you guys got to do that. What kind of music do they play?

Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (aXucN)

140 80 Fallacy:
There is no such thing as "bullet proof".
Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream


Also, drunk shooters could easily aim poorly and shoot their friend in the head.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:40 PM (+lVUW)

141 Blue Jackets. Interesting.
Posted by: Tuna at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (jm1YL)


Indeed. Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:40 PM (t+qrx)

142 139 That's exactly what it means. And it was very cool. Got to meet the rest of the band too.
Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (NWiLs)
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That's so awesome. I'm glad you guys got to do that. What kind of music do they play?
Posted by: bluebell at April 12, 2019 10:39 PM (aXucN)

It's a 3-piece blues band. And like I said upthread , they're tight.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:41 PM (NWiLs)

143 car dates can be deduced from the beginning of the VIN number... likely on line these days.

Posted by: redc1c4, Repo Man, long, long ago at April 12, 2019 10:41 PM (ER1jH)

144 Of course the funny sad part of the Biden video is the Left's attempt to present Trump's retweet as tweeting a false, doctored video.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 10:42 PM (2DOZq)

145 Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:40 PM (t+qrx)
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that was my sig on Usenet, and is also the sig on my moronhrode.com e-mail addy.

Posted by: redc1c4, 11H10 long, long ago at April 12, 2019 10:42 PM (ER1jH)

146 1GNSKBE01ER238411

couldn't find it, redc1c4. My search skills may be lacking.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (lwX7s)

147 In fairness, Harrison Ford wanted out. Killing Han was the only real way to do that. And Han Solo is the kind of character that will always be trying to get in the spotlight, which is a problem when you're trying to push a new cast front and center.

Luke, on the other hand, was a sure sign that the people in charge have no idea what they're doing.
Posted by: junior


I haven't followed the Star Wars movies since the original 3. Have they had Luke transition to a female yet? That would make the franchise appeal to the idiot millenials.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (+lVUW)

148 Indeed. Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching.

- Navy Officers Manual 1896

Posted by: Panhandler at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (BdkLu)

149 Wherever you find yourself... there you are

Posted by: Phil Hartmark F/K/A Truck Monkey at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (flINI)

150 Nothing really tops Florida Man. I should know, I live here.

Remember how I told you about the mayor who got in a shootout with his own police department and was arrested for being a drug dealer? His replacement has *also* been arrested for being a criminal, after a month or so.

You can't make this crap up.

Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (3WLXg)

151 Nice ONT, WD.

Growing up in one place is utterly foreign to me.

Childhood friends is also alien to me.

Such is the life of a military brat.

Posted by: SMH at April 12, 2019 10:43 PM (RU4sa)

152 All due respect to Harrison Ford:
Not a fan. I sincerely believe that Tom Selleck would have killed as Indiana Jones. Holy shit. Selleck can do funny, then shoot the bad guy in the throat.

-
As long as were speculating about a hypothesis, if Selleck were Indiana Jones he'd've told Lucas and Spielberg that he wasn't doing Crystal Skull and he sure as hell wasn't doing it with Shithead LaBeef!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (+y/Ru)

153 Good evening. Nice post tonight. Made the mistake of reading it or I'd for surely have got first... or in the first 100...

The cats are all in for the evening. Might have some time to watch some vid with Milady.

Let's see. There's the series with the lesbian ship captain. Or the series with the lesbian secret agent. Or the series with the adulterous gay/bi former test pilot. There's this show about an atheist kid and his gay sister. Ennnhhh...

Ah! Here we go. Blonde Crazy, 1931. James Cagney, Joan Blondell.

Blondell in the bathtub
https://youtu.be/R9Ey-H02KOU

Posted by: mindful webworker's feeling old fashioned tonight at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (V0CWC)

154 Wherever you find yourself... there you are

Posted by: Phil Hartmark
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You never know where you're going until you get there.

Posted by: Daffy and Bugs at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (Y4EXg)

155 WD40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT!
Good grief... all these years and people still don't get it.

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (3W5SM)

156 ask and ye shall receive...

http://vindb.org/check.php?vin=1GNSKBE01ER238411

and naow it's time to go start the fire for dinner, before herself explodes

Posted by: redc1c4, 11H10 long, long ago at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (ER1jH)

157 that was my sig on Usenet, and is also the sig on my moronhrode.com e-mail addy.
Posted by: redc1c4, 11H10 long, long ago at April 12, 2019 10:42 PM (ER1jH)


I believe I came across a long-ago post from you on another venue, while doing a cursory search to find the source of the quote. Same nick, anyhow.

Long story short, it has so many attributions I'll just put it down as 'author unknown'.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)

158 The machine making metal hose looks like automated kumihimo braiding.

Posted by: Lirio100 at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (K8QSo)

159 Just got home. Worst show I've had in over a year. So disappointing. Horrible attendence. And I have to go back tomorrow. Ugh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

160 harrison ford deserves no respect. fuck him.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 12, 2019 10:46 PM (KP5rU)

161 WD40 IS NOT A LUBRICANT!
Good grief... all these years and people still don't get it.

Posted by: Shepherd Lover at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (3W5SM)
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NOW you tell me....

(WD stands for "water displacement" and this was the 49th formula they tried.)

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 12, 2019 10:46 PM (ER1jH)

162 well, it's late and I I gotta brush my toes and floss my ears, but I want to share two things I saw about about two of our favorite people:

first from an email asking for money:
Huge news, team: Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- our trailblazing leader in the House -- just received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.

and seen on yahoo:
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall accused the team's current quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of being racist while supporting ex-teammate Antonio Brown on Twitter this week.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2019 10:46 PM (ZqRa6)

163 40th...

stupid fingers.

Posted by: Shep Smith at April 12, 2019 10:46 PM (ER1jH)

164 159 Just got home. Worst show I've had in over a year. So disappointing. Horrible attendence. And I have to go back tomorrow. Ugh.
Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (dUJdY)

Sorry to hear it. Here's hoping tomorrow is a much better day for you!

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:47 PM (NWiLs)

165 Penguins down 2-0 to the Islanders. I'm not surprised. They've been consistently inconsistent all year. Still think it will go 7 games.

At least the Pirates won in 10 innings tonight.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:47 PM (2fs3P)

166 because i'll forget to change it later...

BIAB!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 10:47 PM (ER1jH)

167 Sorry, Jewells. Where's the show?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:47 PM (t+qrx)

168 That'll do it:

Ex-Florida mayor who faces attempted murder charges smoked crack nightly for years, court records say

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:48 PM (uAgHA)

169 Zuidland declared independence April 6th.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvHnW2VzF-Y

There seems to be an official video but this one has a bit of an explanation at the beginning.

I had not seen this mentioned anywhere yet.


Posted by: Off the reservation at April 12, 2019 10:48 PM (vWMNq)

170 WD 40 for the win!!
Say who is doing that laugh in the Star Wars trailer?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 10:49 PM (438dO)

171 Didn't really get anything out of the rest of the Star Wars trailer, right up until the point where Emperor Sheev Palpatine gave a chuckle. I fully expect everything in the movie not involving him to be uninteresting, but mostly what I want to know now is if he's a Phasma-level cameo appearance just to build cheap interest or if he's actually integrated into the story. If the latter, I may go watch it (for free).

Posted by: Dan K. at April 12, 2019 10:49 PM (BmtOt)

172 and seen on yahoo:
Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall accused the team's current quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of being racist while supporting ex-teammate Antonio Brown on Twitter this week.



Rashard Mendenhall makes Ben look like a Rhodes Scholar. Also, he's missing a few cards from his deck. I'm not saying Rashard if batshit crazy but he's batshit crazy.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 10:49 PM (2fs3P)

173 Just got home. Worst show I've had in over a year. So disappointing. Horrible attendence. And I have to go back tomorrow. Ugh.
Posted by: Jewells45

Get one of those Joy Buzzers and shake hands with everyone.

They'll all remember you, even if they don't buy anything.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (4Qe0G)

174 re 154: You never know where you're going until you get there.

that was from a Sylvester and Elmer Fudd cartoon. Title was either 'Back Alley Oproar' or 'Notes To You', I think it was the former

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (ZqRa6)

175 Shit

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (XAYDB)

176 Jewell's I'm sorry. No way to back out for tomorrow?

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (lwX7s)

177 Long story short, it has so many attributions I'll just put it down as 'author unknown'.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 10:45 PM (t+qrx)
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undoubtedly me, as i've used the same nick all along.

it is, at best, apocryphal. supposedly the Army Officer's guide from back in the day, but yeah.

Zero's and other lifers on the mil groups back then occasionally gave me shit for using it.

i told they i'd stop when i no longer served with ossifers who acted like they though it was true.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (ER1jH)

178 The show was at the Longview mansion. It's a historical site and a beautiful venue. I've always done great there.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:50 PM (dUJdY)

179 Twice as far as your birth from WWII?

PUHLEASE

I'm 6.4 times as far away from my birth as my birth was from the end of WWII.

And you do realize that is my lawn there.

Posted by: teej at April 12, 2019 10:51 PM (27q/y)

180 So girl invites guy to dinner.
Guy orders food and drink around $20.
Girl orders food and drink around $120.
Girl mad because guy will not pay her check.

Should have blown him.

Unintended consequences of femminaziism.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:52 PM (QMwOT)

181 I'm 6.4 times as far away from my birth as my birth was from the end of WWII.

I was told there was no math here.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 10:52 PM (4Qe0G)

182 Infidel..my stuff is still there. May as well try and see if I can at least make my booth fee back.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:52 PM (dUJdY)

183 Jewells45-- Hope Saturday brings better turnout! Because *Saturday* right?


I used to make beaded stuff rather like your own and always wanted to 'do shows'.


Unfortunately, I haven't had the time to play in the bead boxes for several years. (Somedays it seems like I never will again)

Your creations are beautiful, imo, and priced reasonably!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 10:53 PM (gP/Z3)

184 - Navy Officers Manual 1896

Bing says Army Manual 1894, so it makes sense it'd show up a couple of years later in the Navy. >8^>

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:53 PM (7s3Gx)

185 I'm 6.4 times as far away from my birth as my birth was from the end of WWII.

And you do realize that is my lawn there.

How do you figure it if you were born before the end of WWII?

Posted by: Panhandler at April 12, 2019 10:54 PM (BdkLu)

186 As one does:

Florida man arrested after aggressively eating handfuls of pasta

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:54 PM (uAgHA)

187 I am 10 times as far away from my birth as my birth was from the end of WWII..
Count yerself lucky, Dave!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (438dO)

188 Thank you JQ.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (dUJdY)

189 that was from a Sylvester and Elmer Fudd cartoon.
Title was either 'Back Alley Oproar' or 'Notes To You', I think it was
the former


Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken
----
You're probably right - I'm too lazy to look it up. I do remember however Bugs as "Leopold" in Long Haired Hare (maybe). One of my favs.

Posted by: Daffy and Bugs at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (Y4EXg)

190 102 I wonder if he knows what "fan service" is?

No. Of course not.

To a be a journalist is to be ignorant about everything except your own certitude and regard.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:30 PM (uAgHA)




JJ Abrams doesn't know what fan service is either. He thinks it's repeating the same old stuff and getting the nostalgia pop. Fan service is characters being bad ass in new situations with maybe a little nostalgiac call back.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (ha3id)

191 I'm at that point, suddenly, when I want to STOP buying stuff because I don't know what will happen to what I buy if I have to go...away. Suddenly. If music starts.

It's a...weird feeling. I was poor for so long that getting 'stuff' meant a lot to me. It meant stability, having a couch, an easy chair, a...collection, a library of my own books.

Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

192 first from an email asking for money:
Huge news, team: Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- our trailblazing leader in the House -- just received the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award.


For what? Do all speakers of the house get that award, or did she get it just for being a female? As a female, I hate it when ladies get awards just for being female. It's insulting and patronizing.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (+lVUW)

193 Oh and that 'thank you pillar' guy is an idiot.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

194 I'm 6.4 times as far away from my birth as my birth was from the end of WWII.

So, 2.2*29 years old.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:56 PM (7s3Gx)

195 So girl invites guy to dinner.
Guy orders food and drink around $20.
Girl orders food and drink around $120.
Girl mad because guy will not pay her check.

Should have blown him.

Unintended consequences of femminaziism.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:52 PM (QMwOT)

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

Meant to post about this one earlier. He dodged a big bullet with this psycho. She's a conditional feminazi. She turns it on/off when it suits her.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 10:56 PM (6csDQ)

196 Shit shit shit

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:56 PM (XAYDB)

197
Shit shit shit


Aren't there medications for that?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:57 PM (7s3Gx)

198 well, I have nothing until June so my Etsy shop is gonna get a WHOLE lotta new stuff!

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 10:58 PM (dUJdY)

199 Vicious right-wing fascist attack on Donkey Chompers by two vicious right-wing fascists:

UH OH: Libs are noticing that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other elected Dems aren't defending Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)

200
Fan service is characters being bad ass in new situations with maybe a little nostalgiac call back.
Posted by: Buzzion


Um, fan service is literally T & A.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:58 PM (uAgHA)

201 197
Shit shit shit

Aren't there medications for that?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:57 PM (7s3Gx)

Loperamide.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (NWiLs)

202 I say take busloads of illegals, drive them to every declared sanctuary city and drop them off downtown after giving each one a card the says "Trump says you will welcome me with open arms!". Save a few busloads and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal neighborhoods in each city.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (QMwOT)

203 Take Sidafex, it's grate.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 12, 2019 11:00 PM (RuIsu)

204 You're very welcome, Jewells!


Good luck tomorrow!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 11:00 PM (gP/Z3)

205 I think it's

"No matter where you go, there you are!"

Posted by: B Banzai at April 12, 2019 11:00 PM (wCCjE)

206 It's always fun to read the comments in the NYT when the piece touches on Trump, and the one linked above, about the dude that did the Biden spoof video Trump included in the tweet, "welcome back, Joe," has all the gang crowing.

The piece is pompous, and it seems many of the commenters are trying to out-pompous the writer. The Trump hate bleeds through the well-crafted phrases in some, while in others, some try insult, but it comes out badly.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at April 12, 2019 11:00 PM (+fPHo)

207 200
Fan service is characters being bad ass in new situations with maybe a little nostalgiac call back.
Posted by: Buzzion

Um, fan service is literally T & A.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:58 PM (uAgHA)



There's that too.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 12, 2019 11:00 PM (ha3id)

208 Indeed. Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear considerable watching.
Posted by: hogmartin
----------

All officers know the truth, in the end it's the EMs that get things done.

I've had reason to feel sorry, especially for O-1 to O-3s. In the back of their minds, they realize that somewhere out there (and perhaps close by) are EM's who are affecting their fate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (YvUf/)

209 Shit shit shit

But not in public, right ?

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (4Qe0G)

210 He dodged a big bullet with this psycho. . . . She turns it on/off when it suits her.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 10:56 PM (6csDQ)


If he married her, she'd turn it on with someone else while he paid the bills. Then she'd sue for divorce and get alimony.

Modern love, feminist-style. Ain't it grand?

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (Y8PSl)

211 Now Vegas is slamming the Sharks

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (XAYDB)

212 202
I say take busloads of illegals, drive them to every declared sanctuary
city and drop them off downtown after giving each one a card the says
"Trump says you will welcome me with open arms!". Save a few busloads
and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal neighborhoods in each
city.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (QMwOT)


======


... and the illegals are required to wear the red MAGA hats glued to their heads!

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (WqPYg)

213 199 Vicious right-wing fascist attack on Donkey Chompers by two vicious right-wing fascists:

UH OH: Libs are noticing that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other elected Dems aren't defending Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 10:58 PM (+y/Ru)

Chuckie would not dare; New Yorkers would hang him from Lady Liberty.

They should do this to Omar. Fuck her!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (QMwOT)

214 As one does:

Florida man arrested after aggressively eating handfuls of pasta
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 12, 2019 10:54 PM (uAgHA)


Must've been all'arrabiata.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

215

Help me Horde, you're my only hope.

In PowerPoint there USED to be a multilevel button next to Bullet and Numbering buttons in the paragraph box on the home page.

Now, nada, and I can't find an answer on how to make a multilevel outline style format on the PP slide.

Save me! I'll be ever so grateful...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (w3OLr)

216 I say take busloads of illegals, drive them to every declared sanctuary
city and drop them off downtown after giving each one a card the says
"Trump says you will welcome me with open arms!". Save a few busloads
and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal neighborhoods in each
city.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (QMwOT)


======


... and the illegals are required to wear the red MAGA hats glued to their heads!
Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (WqPYg)


OOOOOOOOOWWWWW!! Nice touch!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (QMwOT)

217 211>> Is that a problem? Heh!

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (eIlkN)

218 How do you figure it if you were born before the end of WWII?

-
Well, I think you need to use scientific notation.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (+y/Ru)

219 OT, but maybe Trump's send the illegals to Sanctuary Cities threat worked. Ninth Circuit Stays judge's ruling. Trump can return asylum seekers to Mexico to wait for court date.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2nj76rt

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (Rz2Nc)

220 Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (QMwOT)

What could fairer than distributing illegals to welcoming neighborhoods where they can freely contribute diversity and excellence!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (wCCjE)

221 Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

*****

I know right?

I want to get a new truck but just realized whatever I buy will be my last one.
Feels...icky.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (0tfLf)

222 So 2.2 times 29 years old.

Now see JT, that there is math.
When I do it, it ain't math.
It's more like gazzintas.

And I need to turn out the lights.
11:00 am funeral, another one way too young, and 4 pm gig.

Posted by: teej at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (27q/y)

223 199 Vicious right-wing fascist attack on Donkey Chompers by two vicious right-wing fascists:

UH OH: Libs are noticing that Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and other elected Dems aren't defending Ilhan Omar's 9/11 comments
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler


Apparently, the democrat memo that you are supposed to cover up how extremist you really are, didn't get sent to Donkey Chompers and Omar, The Terrorists' Friend. They're in trouble with the more experienced professional politicians.

Would it be islamaphobic of me to suggest that Omar should be checked for a suicide vest every time she enters the Capitol?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

224 Jewells45, you mean you made a bunch of 'new' stuff for the show and anticipate having lots of 'leftovers'?


Cool, will check your etsy shop again in a couple of weeks-- time enough to add pics of the new stuff?


Does etsy accept Visa "gift cards"? because that's what I use for online shopping.

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 11:05 PM (gP/Z3)

225 I know what you mean about middle age reflection. I'm in my sixth decade believe we are more polarized now than during the 60's. The Civil Rights struggle was real. Today the SJW excrement is phony, it's manufactured, but it keeps people from focusing on real problems. Although we have a more educated population on paper, in reality there is more ignorance less reasoning among the populace. TS Eliot was prescient when he asked "Where is the wisdom we have lost in knowledge? Where is the knowledge we have lost in information?"

Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 11:05 PM (RZQqA)

226 215

Help me Horde, you're my only hope.

In PowerPoint there USED to be a multilevel button next to Bullet and Numbering buttons in the paragraph box on the home page.

Now, nada, and I can't find an answer on how to make a multilevel outline style format on the PP slide.

Save me! I'll be ever so grateful...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:02 PM (w3OLr)

Can't you just tab the line over and it'll automatically give the next sub-numeral or bullet?

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 11:05 PM (NWiLs)

227 In the back of their minds, they realize that somewhere out there (and perhaps close by) are EM's who are affecting their fate.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (YvUf/)


If they're smart, they should be terrified.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 11:06 PM (t+qrx)

228 To be honest, if we dropped the illegal immigrants off in Pasco County, Florida (natural habitat of Florida Man and home to the greatest concentration and most Platonically perfect specimens of the breed), they would leave the US and not stop running until they hit Tierra del Fuego.

Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 11:06 PM (3WLXg)

229 Save a few busloads and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal neighborhoods in each city.
Posted by: The Man from Athens


The gated communities that many of those wealthy liberals live in would be a barrier. And the illegals' children won't be getting into the private schools that entertainment industry liberals send their kids to.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (+lVUW)

230 215

Help me Horde, you're my only hope.

In PowerPoint there USED to be a multilevel button next to Bullet and Numbering buttons in the paragraph box on the home page.

Now, nada, and I can't find an answer on how to make a multilevel outline style format on the PP slide.

Save me! I'll be ever so grateful...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:0



Have you tried doing the bullets and numbering and after you hit enter you press the tab key. Usually that drops the next entry down a level.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (ha3id)

231 There is a story of a UK comedian who recently expired. Onstage, in the middle of his act.

Cruelest comment I heard "He did that every night!"

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (w7KSn)

232 Can't you just tab the line over and it'll automatically give the next sub-numeral or bullet?

Nope. That went away I guess with PP 2019. All it does is indent 50% across and no next level down numb/bull...

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (w3OLr)

233 228 To be honest, if we dropped the illegal immigrants off in Pasco County, Florida (natural habitat of Florida Man and home to the greatest concentration and most Platonically perfect specimens of the breed), they would leave the US and not stop running until they hit Tierra del Fuego.
Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 11:06 PM (3WLXg)

HEY!!! That's...that's...not an entirely bad idea, actually.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (NWiLs)

234 BTW, a line from "Long Time" by Boston, "And time doesn't wait for me, it keeps on rollin'. "

Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 11:08 PM (RZQqA)

235 232 Can't you just tab the line over and it'll automatically give the next sub-numeral or bullet?

Nope. That went away I guess with PP 2019. All it does is indent 50% across and no next level down numb/bull...
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM (w3OLr)

Well that's real retarded.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 12, 2019 11:08 PM (NWiLs)

236 I didn't realize that anyone still used power point. Heck, I didn't think anyone used m$ applications at all any more.

Posted by: Ex-ex at April 12, 2019 11:08 PM (RU4sa)

237 There is a story of a UK comedian who recently expired. Onstage, in the middle of his act.


Dick Shawn did that.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:10 PM (4Qe0G)

238 I want to get a new truck but just realized whatever I buy will be my last one.
Feels...icky.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (0tfLf)

Recently, I've been trying really hard not to think about issues like that. It is a strange and disquieting feeling.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 12, 2019 11:10 PM (wCCjE)

239

Gotta use PP. It's for international college level classes and MS PP/Word etc. is the only universal software available globally per the U.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:10 PM (w3OLr)

240 JQ.. I'm not sure if they take Visa gift cards but yes I will be adding lots of new stuff. Time to freshen up the shop with new goodies and revamp my show stuff. I've been making jewelry and have a ton to put up but just haven't gotten good pics. I told my daughter she's my model tomorrow! She hates it but tough shit. Mama needs you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM (dUJdY)

241 Tierra del Fuego.

That means Land Of Fuego.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM (4Qe0G)

242 From
http://tinyurl.com/y5gajwo7

"There are a few things you can't do with lists in PowerPoint that you can in other Office programs, such as Word. For example, PowerPoint does not support nested lists (you can press Tab or click Increase List Level Increase Indent button to create the same effect, but a new indented bullet or number style is not set automatically by PowerPoint).

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM (t+qrx)

243 I've had reason to feel sorry, especially for O-1 to O-3s. In the back of their minds, they realize that somewhere out there (and perhaps close by) are EM's who are affecting their fate.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (YvUf/)
---
i sent my never to be sufficiently damned Med Plt leader off to his promotion and new command with a ~$35K statement of charges...

of course, he made it easy: took the incoming hand receipt at face value, w/ no inventory prior to signing, never did his 10%s, and never did an annual 100% after AT, which is when you write off all missing shit as lost in the field.

he deserved it.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM (ER1jH)

244 **I want to get a new truck but just realized whatever I buy will be my last one.

Feels...icky.

Posted by: Diogenes**

Oh, gawd. I bought a new car last fall and just realized:


It'll probably puke out right after I retire and can't afford another (dependable!) vehicle...

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM (gP/Z3)

245 Time escapes, but does not leave.

Posted by: Deep Thoughts From Inside A Bottle at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (Y8PSl)

246 Microsoft permanently fucked up the Microsoft office menu bar in 2003 and they have never made it better. Their stupid "ribbons"

Posted by: Buzzion at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (ha3id)

247 I am already driving my last car.
I like it. It likes me.
It is paid for.

Hey, did you read this about cars coming our way? They will know where you are at all times, how many times you stop to pee, your favorite restaurants, all your favorite music, and will transmit all that data to the manufacturer.

Your car is watching you.

https://www.rollcall.com/news/policy/cars-data-privacy

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (w7KSn)

248 Apparently, the democrat memo that you are supposed to cover up how extremist you really are, didn't get sent to Donkey Chompers and Omar, The Terrorists' Friend. They're in trouble with the more experienced professional politicians.

Would it be islamaphobic of me to suggest that Omar should be checked for a suicide vest every time she enters the Capitol?
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

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

They troll because they can, without paying any penalty. They, especially Omar, love this shit. They can make any outrageous, "look at me!" statement, and then run and hide behind "brown female" when they get return fire. They are laughing their sick asses off as they do this. They will not stop, and the fact that Nanzi put Omar on the Foreign Affairs Committee tells one all they need to know.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (6csDQ)

249 Sweet, shout-out to the Brandon Wheat Kings.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (XAYDB)

250 Oh, geeze. 'Lispy' Tufari up next on Shannon Bream.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (2kj6M)

251 Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 11:11 PM

Lol, put that kid to good use!

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (gP/Z3)

252 To combine two of tonight's topics of conversation, one stupid new Florida Man trend is people who abuse OTC loperamide by basically making megadose loperamide smoothies in blenders and drinking it, because they discovered that loperamide is an (incredibly weak) opioid. I can't even imagine how constipated you'd get after taking the equivalent of multiple bottles of loperamide at once.

Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 11:13 PM (3WLXg)

253 Time escapes, but does not leave.

It goes to the Land of Fuego.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:14 PM (4Qe0G)

254 Oh, I almost forgot.
Your car knows what you weigh.
Daily.

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:14 PM (w7KSn)

255 Tierra del Fuego.



That means Land Of Fuego.


Or dirt.

Dirt of Fuego.

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 12, 2019 11:14 PM (LL1Be)

256 "Florida Good Samaritan Shot Dead After Picking up Tabs at Waffle House"

That's the reparations mentality ...

Posted by: Kingsnake at April 12, 2019 11:15 PM (3JbJY)

257 Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:12 PM (w7KSn)

One reason I just put another $400 bandaid on the '97 GMC 4WD!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 12, 2019 11:15 PM (wCCjE)

258 Weerddave: DO. NOT. EVAR. INCLUDE. SHITGIMP. AGAIN.
when I win lottery will hire 4chan to make YOU suffer.
Isnt that pete buttijudge the sodomy party candydate for prezzy?

Came home to a John Lautner guesthouse flooded in shit from main house above, landlord neglect. Fuck you weerddave.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (8QvcY)

259 Tierra del Fuego.

That means Land Of Fuego.
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019

******

So people who go there are on fuego?

Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (0tfLf)

260 I will say a prayer for you, Jewells.

Heh, I looked up how to jew down a used car salesman. Lo and behold. It's out there. Never bought a car from a dealer. (private or otherwise) Have been reading up on negotiating skills. Ack.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (lwX7s)

261 Insomniac must live around here, or have lived around here at some time.

Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (3WLXg)

262 Time escapes, but does not leave.

It goes to the Land of Fuego.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:14 PM (4Qe0G)


In the Land Down Under, do clocks run backwards? Maybe Ponce de Leon was looking for that fountain of youth in all the wrong places.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (Y8PSl)

263 Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

If you're gone it ain't your problem. If it makes you happy now go for it. On the other hand, leave a will and surprise someone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

264 I wonder if the septic man knows that there are companies that offer similar services (floating on saline in the dark) at a much lower rate?

Posted by: Surfperch at April 12, 2019 11:17 PM (tVQUs)

265 Woo hoo! Jets tie it up 3-3!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:18 PM (XAYDB)

266 So people who go there are on fuego?
Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (0tfLf)

No, they are en fuego!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgari at April 12, 2019 11:18 PM (wCCjE)

267 Something that has been a constant source of amusement growing up has been the older I grew the smarter my parents got.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 11:18 PM (KATBx)

268 Nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:18 PM (3Fpmk)

269 "... leave a will and surprise someone."

I know a guy that got an airplane that way.
And a hangar space.
And no money to pay for either.

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (w7KSn)

270 Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (8QvcY)

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

Cleanup and banhammer here please WD.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (6csDQ)

271 Thanks Infidel. I've done so good for awhile guess I was due a stinker lol! I really can't wait til I retire and I can really put the time and effort into my shop. I want to learn how to make other things besides beaded jewlery. Copper, clay, metal stamping. So many possibilities but just not enough time right now.

Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (dUJdY)

272 Konbanwa, AP!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (CLcKT)

273 Whoa, Sharks are coming back

3-2 Vegas

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (XAYDB)

274 On the other hand, leave a will and surprise someone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)


To my ex-wife, who provided me many years of misery, I leave all my debts, public and private, . . . .

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (Y8PSl)

275 254 Oh, I almost forgot.
Your car knows what you weigh.
Daily.
Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:14 PM (w7KSn)

Car better keep its damn mouth shut....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (xJa6I)

276 I want to get a new truck but just realized whatever I buy will be my last one.

Feels...icky.

Posted by: Diogenes

I got me a 2013 Nissan Frontier 4x4 with six-speed manual and old-timey roll-down windows, manual locks. Fucking dinosaur truck (who knew they even made these things anymore?). Dealer was thrilled to sell it. Great fucking deal. My thoughts:

Well, hell, gonna keep it till I die.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (PXJBj)

277 Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards
----------

I'm wondering about that stuff that I already have.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (Ou6XS)

278 233 228 To be honest, if we dropped the illegal immigrants off in Pasco County, Florida (natural habitat of Florida Man and home to the greatest concentration and most Platonically perfect specimens of the breed), they would leave the US and not stop running until they hit Tierra del Fuego.
Posted by: Locarno at April 12, 2019 11:06 PM (3WLXg)

HEY!!! That's...that's...not an entirely bad idea, actually.
Posted by: Insomniac



Florida Man is also the world's preventive defense against an Alien invasion.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (2fs3P)

279 ** how to jew down a used car salesman. **

WHAT AM I, CHOPPED LIVER??!!

Posted by: Thrifty Scottsman, drunk at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (8QvcY)

280 Nyah?
Posted by: Anna Puma

For you ?

Sure !

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (4Qe0G)

281 They troll because they can, without paying any penalty. They, especially Omar, love this shit. They can make any outrageous, "look at me!" statement, and then run and hide behind "brown female" when they get return fire. They are laughing their sick asses off as they do this. They will not stop, and the fact that Nanzi put Omar on the Foreign Affairs Committee tells one all they need to know.
Posted by: Calm Mentor


Yeah, you're right. Those Somali muslims in Omar's district aren't going to stop voting for her because she downplays terrorist acts.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (+lVUW)

282 263 Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

If you're gone it ain't your problem. If it makes you happy now go for it. On the other hand, leave a will and surprise someone.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

Someone's getting a shitload of guns...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 11:21 PM (xJa6I)

283 238 I want to get a new truck but just realized whatever I buy will be my last one.
Feels...icky.
Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:04 PM (0tfLf)



I've been in that mode the last year or 2. I'm selling my old atv that is 15 and buying a new one tomorrow. It will be the last one. The next truck in a year or 2 will also be the last one, next dog? Last one on and on

Posted by: Fat Jack at April 12, 2019 11:21 PM (aA3+G)

284 Car transmits data back to manufacturer.
Car does not discriminate about data.
Think about lighting up a smoke?
Car knows.
Car knows all things.

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:21 PM (w7KSn)

285
I must say that Miley has got macaroni pie down pat now.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 11:22 PM (f1Vqw)

286 I am still here. (Sorry)
(Never mind, maybe something great soon)

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at April 12, 2019 11:22 PM (l9m7l)

287 Something that has been a constant source of amusement growing up has been the older I grew the smarter my parents got.
Posted by: Irongrampa
-----------

Yeah, my father always said that until he (my father) was about 30 years old, he thought his father was really naive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:23 PM (Ou6XS)

288 How goes Zettai?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:23 PM (3Fpmk)

289 Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (8QvcY)


.....

You are.......kinda special.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:23 PM (KnIfp)

290 sigh

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 11:24 PM (MTjB1)

291
Cleanup and banhammer here please WD

Why?

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 12, 2019 11:24 PM (LL1Be)

292 shit. The only time I miss cable TV is during hockey playoffs.

Shit. Go Avs. Go Jets.

My two favorite squadrons.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:24 PM (PXJBj)

293 So, my Dad is in a nursing home and his birthday is coming up... He's on Hospice (stage 4 cancer) but is "up and about" quite well.

Thinking to bring his turntable and some fave LPs to play in his room.


Will also "spring" him for a while to take him out for a meal.


Yeah, that whole *Why Buy Anything Else?* comes into play here...

Posted by: JQ at April 12, 2019 11:25 PM (gP/Z3)

294 Cleanup and banhammer here please WD.
Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (6csDQ)

--It's bathetic that someone would waste even a few seconds typing that.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:25 PM (XAYDB)

295 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:20 PM (Ou6XS)


I was thinking about my gun collection. I have daughters with no son in laws. My 3 nephews are strangers to me. I will probably tip the canoe over and go down with the

Posted by: Fat Jack at April 12, 2019 11:25 PM (aA3+G)

296

My will states than any and all personal property of mine (guns,cars truck, boat etc) goes to my daughters to be disposed of or kept as they see fit.


I'll be done with it anyhow.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 12, 2019 11:25 PM (KATBx)

297 All officers know the truth, in the end it's the EMs that get things done.

I've had reason to feel sorry, especially for O-1 to O-3s. In the back of their minds, they realize that somewhere out there (and perhaps close by) are EM's who are affecting their fate.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (YvUf/)

---

*smiles*

NCOs are the backbone for a reason.

Posted by: SMH at April 12, 2019 11:26 PM (RU4sa)

298 Genki desu, AP...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 12, 2019 11:26 PM (CLcKT)

299 If they're smart, they should be terrified.
Posted by: hogmartin
---------

I had, at my hand, the files for thousands of officers. They had no idea the power that I possessed over their future.

Posted by: That's all I'm saying at April 12, 2019 11:26 PM (vlwMR)

300 How do you figure it if you were born before the end of WWII?


Use imaginary numbers

Posted by: tbodie at April 12, 2019 11:27 PM (R5V4T)

301 263 Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)

If you're gone it ain't your problem. If it makes you happy now go for it. On the other hand, leave a will and surprise someone.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation


Yeah. If your heirs don't want your stuff and don't want to bother selling it themselves, they can hire someone to do an estate sale and split the dough.
Enjoy your purchases.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:28 PM (+lVUW)

302 292 shit. The only time I miss cable TV is during hockey playoffs.

Shit. Go Avs. Go Jets.

My two favorite squadrons.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:24 PM (PXJBj)

--That's what bars are for. A couple of pints a night can still be cheaper than cable these days.

Even if not, at least you're paying for tasty beverages instead of just content.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:28 PM (XAYDB)

303 191 I'm at that point, suddenly, when I want to STOP buying stuff because I don't know what will happen to what I buy if I have to go...away. Suddenly. If music starts.

It's a...weird feeling. I was poor for so long that getting 'stuff' meant a lot to me. It meant stability, having a couch, an easy chair, a...collection, a library of my own books.

Now, suddenly, I'm looking at buying stuff and thinking 'well, who's going to take care of that in 20 years?'

Odd.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 10:55 PM (xJa6I)


So, you buy single-use stuff.

Like Valu-Rite

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at April 12, 2019 11:29 PM (di1hb)

304

My father would always say that you had to be 40 before you had good sense. He's right of course.

When I turned 40 back in 2007, I asked him, well Dad, do I have good sense now?

He replied that no, sorry, he had bumped that up to 60 now since he last said it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 12, 2019 11:29 PM (f1Vqw)

305 I've seen worst posted here. That post isn't banworthy. It's most non sensical gibberish. Stuff posted after mixing Nyquil with meth.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 11:29 PM (2fs3P)

306 That's what bars are for. A couple of pints a night can still be cheaper than cable these days.

Even if not, at least you're paying for tasty beverages instead of just content.

....

And you can support your local bartender!

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:30 PM (KnIfp)

307 Stuff posted after mixing Nyquil with meth.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 11:29 PM (2fs3P)

--Blu drank?

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:30 PM (XAYDB)

308 Rey going a leap over Darth Emo in his TiE Speeder? Hey Rey why not just wave your super Jedi hand and make him crash?

These people are making the prequels look good in comparison.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:30 PM (3Fpmk)

309 "WD-40, is there nothing it can't be used for?"

I remember thinking this, when I told the cashier at our local Food Lion that my daughter was getting her nose pierced, and she told me about getting hers done in her country when she married, before she emigrated and became a citizen, and how the best way to take care of it was to put a drop of WD-40 on it until it healed completely.

Perhaps it was a communication breakdown and I misunderstood, but she was pretty specific about the oil.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 12, 2019 11:30 PM (W7IZQ)

310 NCOs are the backbone for a reason.
Posted by: SMH
---------

I had a Command Sgt. Major that was associated with my unit. If that sounds vague, it is deliberate.

Everyone, and I mean everyone, was *extremely* considerate of the guy. He knew people...

Posted by: That's all I'm saying at April 12, 2019 11:31 PM (vlwMR)

311 197


Shit shit shit

Aren't there medications for that?


Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 10:57 PM (7s3Gx)

I think there are medications both for and against.

Posted by: Off the reservation at April 12, 2019 11:31 PM (vWMNq)

312 Could be worse - Nyquil with Math

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:31 PM (3Fpmk)

313 Posted by: Jewells45 at April 12, 2019 11:19 PM (dUJdY)

I feel your pain. So many 'open' files that can't be closed yet.

Posted by: Infidel at April 12, 2019 11:31 PM (lwX7s)

314 >>> 312 Could be worse - Nyquil with Math
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:31 PM (3Fpmk)

No Maths!!!

Posted by: Edna Mode at April 12, 2019 11:32 PM (0ReGO)

315 WD-40, is there nothing it can't be used for?"

I remember thinking this, when I told the cashier at our local Food Lion that my daughter was getting her nose pierced, and she told me about getting hers done in her country when she married, before she emigrated and became a citizen, and how the best way to take care of it was to put a drop of WD-40 on it until it healed completely.

Perhaps it was a communication breakdown and I misunderstood, but she was pretty specific about the oil.
Posted by: barbarausa at A




works for clit removal too

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 11:32 PM (MTjB1)

316 I thought you put the WD40 on fishing lures.

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:32 PM (w7KSn)

317 Reflections on mortality nyah?

https://youtu.be/6c75cOL0G8I

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:32 PM (3Fpmk)

318 I've had reason to feel sorry, especially for O-1 to O-3s. In the back of their minds, they realize that somewhere out there (and perhaps close by) are EM's who are affecting their fate.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:01 PM (YvUf/)

---

*smiles*

NCOs are the backbone for a reason.
Posted by: SMH at April 12, 2019 11:26 PM (RU4sa)

I had mixed reviews of junior officers. Some were good people (I think of LT Ring in Heartbreak Ridge), who simply need to prove themselves.

My favorite LT was a former SGT in the 82nd Airborne. He was one of a precious few I ever met with a patch on his right shoulder (keep in mind I served in Reagan's Army, and pulled guard duty in Germany during Desert Storm). Fooker was hard core, but was a natural leader without being a shouty prick. In hindsight, I see him as a Dick Winters kind of leader.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:33 PM (PXJBj)

319 didn't ask about that, yankeefifth

Posted by: barbarausa at April 12, 2019 11:33 PM (W7IZQ)

320 They just don't make cough syrup like they used to. No codeine in it anymore.

Kids these days will never know the joys of getting Robitized in a proper fashion.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:35 PM (KnIfp)

321 I can understand how a Florida Man could mistakenly use WD for fapping. It loosens nuts and and used on cranks.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:35 PM (2DOZq)

322 284 Car transmits data back to manufacturer.
Car does not discriminate about data.
Think about lighting up a smoke?
Car knows.
Car knows all things.
Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream


Uh, oh. Is my new Jeep's computer system going to go all HAL on me?

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

323 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:35 PM (KnIfp)

Codeine has zero effect on me. I would be the annoying anomaly in any kind of double-blind codeine-based study.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (PXJBj)

324 I had three commands as a captain. My best Lt was amazing. His best quality was his competence. He knew stuff the NCOs didn't. But he never rubbed it in. Always made it a teaching point.
I learned a lot from him.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (0tfLf)

325 I remember thinking this, when I told the cashier at our local Food Lion that my daughter was getting her nose pierced, and she told me about getting hers done in her country when she married, before she emigrated and became a citizen, and how the best way to take care of it was to put a drop of WD-40 on it until it healed completely.


And her nose doesn't squeak when she sneezes ?

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (4Qe0G)

326

MethQuil Math!

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (w3OLr)

327 didn't ask about that, yankeefifth
Posted by: barbarausa at A



you should, great icebreaker, especially first dates.

so, does wd40 work on clit removal? want to find out? hey where you going? why are you running? you forgot your keys!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (MTjB1)

328 Officers run the gamut. I can't really say that I ever worked with a Pointer who wasn't a fairly good officer.

ROTC. Ugh, often. Babes in the woods.

I do not recall working with an OCS guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (CDGwz)

329 I wonder if he knows what "fan service" is?
----
I know what it is in anime, and Disney Star Wars is, shall we say, short of candidates for that sort of thing.

Unless they mean stuff for fans of original Star Wars, and, oh yeah, they don't have any of that either.

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2019 11:38 PM (kOpft)

330 I had three commands as a captain. My best Lt was amazing. His best quality was his competence. He knew stuff the NCOs didn't. But he never rubbed it in. Always made it a teaching point.
I learned a lot from him.
Posted by: Diogenes
--------

How did he come by his commission?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:39 PM (CDGwz)

331 Mike Hammer -

Didja watch Jeopardy ?

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:39 PM (4Qe0G)

332 Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (PXJBj)

....

My body doesn't tolerate any opiate derivative. It all makes want to or actually vomit.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:39 PM (KnIfp)

333 her nose didn't squeak that I ever heard in line.
I don't think Hindus do the FGM?

Posted by: barbarausa at April 12, 2019 11:40 PM (W7IZQ)

334 Worst BC* I had was a West Pointer. Over-educated mo-fo with nearly zero life experience.

*Battery Commander. Field Artillery (for you civvies)

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:40 PM (PXJBj)

335 Codeine has zero effect on me. I would be the annoying anomaly in any kind of double-blind codeine-based study.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (PXJBj)

That's Tylenol 3 and Tylenol 4.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:41 PM (2DOZq)

336

Most LT's and Ensigns just need seasoning. I like Montreal Steak when grilling them, or a nice jalapeno mango for kabobs.

Posted by: General Cannibal at April 12, 2019 11:41 PM (w3OLr)

337 Mike Hammer -

Didja watch Jeopardy ?
Posted by: JT
--------

They're gonna have to shoot the guy.

I have noticed that one of his great strengths is The Button. Fairly often, one of the others is trying to ring in, but, too late.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:41 PM (CDGwz)

338 Episode VII gave us the nostalgic feel as way of Apology.

Fan service, Slave Leia costume.

So far not seen anything like that in the Disney movies.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:42 PM (3Fpmk)

339 323 Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:35 PM (KnIfp)

Codeine has zero effect on me. I would be the annoying anomaly in any kind of double-blind codeine-based study.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (PXJBj)


That sort of implies you're resistant to other sorts of opioids. That's a major drawback if you have surgery.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:43 PM (h2Bdk)

340 325 I remember thinking this, when I told the cashier at our local Food Lion that my daughter was getting her nose pierced, and she told me about getting hers done in her country when she married, before she emigrated and became a citizen, and how the best way to take care of it was to put a drop of WD-40 on it until it healed completely.


And her nose doesn't squeak when she sneezes ?
Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:37 PM (4Qe0G)

Willingly putting a hole in yourself outside of earlobes and belly buttons for women is not a natural act in my opinion.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:43 PM (QMwOT)

341 used on cranks.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:35 PM (2DOZq)


Used cranks? We're back to talking about Blow Job Billy again?

Bar name idea: Cranks and Skanks.

Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (Y8PSl)

342 They're gonna have to shoot the guy.

I have noticed that one of his great strengths is The Button. Fairly often, one of the others is trying to ring in, but, too late.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:41 PM (CDGwz)

Button-pushing seems to be the key. That ken Jennings guy was quick on the draw, but also had the ability to come up with the right answer quickly.

Kinda like Broseiden.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (PXJBj)

343 Pug Mahon, you can go to nhl.com and listen to the homer TSN 1290 feed for Jets games.

It's great but it makes me miss Winnipeg.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (XAYDB)

344 Willingly putting a hole in yourself outside of earlobes and belly buttons for women is not a natural act in my opinion.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:43 PM (QMwOT)


Why is putting holes in your earlobes or belly button a natural act? All kinds of piercings give me the willies.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (h2Bdk)

345 Worst BC* I had was a West Pointer. Over-educated mo-fo with nearly zero life experience.
-------

For better or worse, I think that the only Pointers I encountered were Field Grade officers, so, they had been around.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (CDGwz)

346 "Willingly putting a hole in yourself outside of earlobes and belly buttons for women is not a natural act in my opinion."

Google "Mister Lifto"

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:45 PM (w7KSn)

347 I have noticed that one of his great strengths is The Button. Fairly often, one of the others is trying to ring in, but, too late.

That, and he's not afraid to bet ALL of his money on a Daily Double.

He only lost once doing that, but it was fairly early in the game, but he came back from that.

Posted by: JT at April 12, 2019 11:45 PM (4Qe0G)

348 Button-pushing seems to be the key. That ken Jennings guy was quick on the draw, but also had the ability to come up with the right answer quickly.

Jennings and Arthur Chu proved conclusively you don't have to be intelligent to be a Jeopardy champ. Maybe it is the button pushing reflex.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:46 PM (h2Bdk)

349 I had a customer tonight telling me that he was going to join some strange religious organization so that he could trip out on some weird South American tribal elixir called Ayahuasca.

Said it cleanses your soul and gives you enlightenment. Very strange conversation.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:46 PM (KnIfp)

350 Damn, that shot was way too easy

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:46 PM (XAYDB)

351 How did he come by his commission?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:39 PM (CDGwz)



ROTC.

Posted by: Diogenes at April 12, 2019 11:47 PM (0tfLf)

352
That, and he's not afraid to bet ALL of his money on a Daily Double.

He only lost once doing that, but it was fairly early in the game, but he came back from that.
Posted by: JT
-----------

Well, it's easier to be bold when you're up by $$$$$ already.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:48 PM (CDGwz)

353

Mid-grade ring knockers were usually OK in my experience, had gotten the BS beaten out of them by their NCOs and learned their jobs well, usually knew they were not headed for Pentagon job or star buckled down to do the job well 'cause it was worth doing. Often hats off and first names off duty. Ate many a steak in the Maj's backyard.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:48 PM (w3OLr)

354 Huh, the XP-82 was at Sun-n-Fun this past weekend. Notice the size comparison between it and the C-47 in front early in the video.

https://youtu.be/SnqyflPNTvw

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:49 PM (3Fpmk)

355 I had a customer tonight telling me that he was going to join some
strange religious organization so that he could trip out on some weird
South American tribal elixir called Ayahuasca.



Said it cleanses your soul and gives you enlightenment. Very strange conversation.
---
It lets you talk to machine elves from another dimension.

Or so I've heard from youtube.

Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2019 11:50 PM (kOpft)

356 Said it cleanses your soul and gives you enlightenment. Very strange conversation.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:46 PM (KnIfp)

Yeah , same claim as peyote and LSD. Robin from the Howard Stern show did it. She tried to defend it but it sounded horrible with no subsequent enlightenment .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

357 344 Willingly putting a hole in yourself outside of earlobes and belly buttons for women is not a natural act in my opinion.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:43 PM (QMwOT)

Why is putting holes in your earlobes or belly button a natural act? All kinds of piercings give me the willies.
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:44 PM (h2Bdk)

Dunno. Makes the "chicks" look hawt for the most part.

As for the rest, I am not a fan of shrapnel as a fashion statement.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:50 PM (QMwOT)

358 I'm Ok with the tatts and the piercings.
The ritual scarifications, that is where I hop off the crazy train.
YMMV

Posted by: navybrat swimming upstream at April 12, 2019 11:51 PM (w7KSn)

359 Machine elves looking for the Fountain of WD-40?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:52 PM (3Fpmk)

360 Best naval officer I ever ran into was an academy grad. He'd been in a terrible car accident, and though he looked well enough scuttlebutt was that was the permanent injuries were end of his career. Was a nice change to get someone competent in that backwater.

But like all the others, he retired after eighteen months and we got another no-hoper. That base was where careers went to die.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:52 PM (h2Bdk)

361 Why is putting holes in your earlobes or belly button a natural act? All kinds of piercings give me the willies.
Posted by: Ace's liver


I hated getting my ears pierced. However, once it's done, it is so much easier for earrings than using those clip ons.

Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:52 PM (+lVUW)

362 Dunno. Makes the "chicks" look hawt for the most part.

As for the rest, I am not a fan of shrapnel as a fashion statement.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at A



not with the nose, especially the ring. who wants some chick with snot running off the ring in her nose? even the one's in the side. who wants some chick that sneezes out the side of her nose?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 11:53 PM (MTjB1)

363 How did he come by his commission?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:39 PM (CDGwz)

ROTC.
Posted by: Diogenes
--------

Branch?

In the end, it's like any management position, leaders are born, not made. ROTC has produced thousands of fine officers, but a ROTC 2nd Lt. at his first assignment is...well, he has stuff to learn.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:53 PM (xSo9G)

364 355 I had a customer tonight telling me that he was going to join some
strange religious organization so that he could trip out on some weird
South American tribal elixir called Ayahuasca.



Said it cleanses your soul and gives you enlightenment. Very strange conversation.
---
It lets you talk to machine elves from another dimension.

Or so I've heard from youtube.
Posted by: Methos at April 12, 2019 11:50 PM (kOpft)

~~~

Cleansing your soul? I think not. Your colon and every inch of intestine south of your stomach? You betcha! On the bright side you'll find that set of keys you've been missing since '93.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:55 PM (QMwOT)

365 Yeah , same claim as peyote and LSD. Robin from the Howard Stern show did it. She tried to defend it but it sounded horrible with no subsequent enlightenment .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 11:50 PM (2DOZq)

.....

He said it makes you come face to face with all the problems in your life and your past errors.

I told him it sounded like he was paying $400 for a bad acid trip,

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 11:55 PM (KnIfp)

366 "I guess I'm just waxing philosophical tonight. I just realized that I'm
twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII.
Crazy."


Let's try that with WWI, and maybe you and I could talk.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 12, 2019 11:55 PM (8ZmvG)

367 362 Dunno. Makes the "chicks" look hawt for the most part.

As for the rest, I am not a fan of shrapnel as a fashion statement.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at A



not with the nose, especially the ring. who wants some chick with snot running off the ring in her nose? even the one's in the side. who wants some chick that sneezes out the side of her nose?
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 11:53 PM (MTjB1)

YES!! THIS!!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:55 PM (QMwOT)

368 Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at April 12, 2019 11:16 PM (8QvcY) 

Take a break for a few hours. I think it's probably best for everyone involved.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 12, 2019 11:56 PM (wYseH)

369 4-3 Vegas

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 11:56 PM (XAYDB)

370 In the end, it's like any management position, leaders are born, not made. ROTC has produced thousands of fine officers, but a ROTC 2nd Lt. at his first assignment is...well, he has stuff to learn.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:53 PM (xSo9G)


Maybe great leaders are born. Most people can learn to be a good leader if they have good mentors.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:56 PM (h2Bdk)

371 Tierra del Fargo?

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 12, 2019 11:56 PM (RuIsu)

372 Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:48 PM (w3OLr)

In hindsight I believe I served in a weird transitional time. Basic training at Fort Sill was still male only; except our BC was a woman. Some batteries behind ours had female drill sergeants.

Went to Fort Sam for AIT. Hot fit chicks everywhere. Pretty much had a proto-boner for 16 weeks. (met my wife there)

I hated marching with women. Hated even more having a female call cadence. Different cadence, different voice pitches. Blech.

Made me glad to have done basic when I did.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 12, 2019 11:56 PM (PXJBj)

373 That base was where careers went to die.

Lemoore?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at April 12, 2019 11:57 PM (w3OLr)

374 Huh, the XP-82 was at Sun-n-Fun this past weekend. Notice the size comparison between it and the C-47 in front early in the video.
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It just looks...weird. Like Siamese twins.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:58 PM (xSo9G)

375 Good Night All!
Long day.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:58 PM (QMwOT)

376 Branch?

In the end, it's like any management position, leaders are born, not made. ROTC has produced thousands of fine officers, but a ROTC 2nd Lt. at his first assignment is...well, he has stuff to learn.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 12, 2019 11:53 PM (xSo9G)

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It is a crying shame that butterbars are not taught to lean heavily on their NCOs to help them get started and learn. I know they are trying to create leaders that can stand on their own, but they need those folks.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 13, 2019 12:00 AM (6csDQ)

377 >> Ayahuasca.

Art Bell used to have some guy on talking about that stuff.

You will confront you fears.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 13, 2019 12:04 AM (f1Vqw)

378 Good Night All!
Long day.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 11:58 PM (QMwOT)

Goodnight, sleep well.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2019 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

379 Watching the XP-82 gives me vertigo. My brain keeps trying to resolve it into a single P-51.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 13, 2019 12:05 AM (RuIsu)

380 "I just realized that I'm twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII. Crazy."

Jesus. I"m twice as many years from Obama's inauguration as my birth was from WWII. Crazier!

Posted by: Jeff Powell at April 13, 2019 12:07 AM (hgC3T)

381 Well Mike it is two stretched XP-51F airframes bolted together...

Only took them ten years to give you that vertigo Chef.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:07 AM (3Fpmk)

382 Since Milary Academy is a topic of discussion, my BIL is a West Point Grad, his brother is Air Force Academy grad, and is/was teaching there. Their father was a Navy guy. Wonderful family. Love being around them.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2019 12:09 AM (Rz2Nc)

383 No, not Lemoore. It's a place that keeps changing names in Southern California. I guess you have to have a certain number of uniformed military to be a base. If you don't have enough then you're a division, then a center, then a station...

Anyway when I was there it was a division, though everyone called it a base. Two uniformed military - the CO and his XO. Plus hundreds of civil servants and contractors doing weapons system assessment.

But the CO had to be a captain, for some reason. So you can see why anyone with ambition would want to avoid a post with a single direct report. We normally got screw-ups who didn't screw up badly enough to be forced out, but didn't have 20 in yet, so they were on the mercy retirement track.

They'd be there for 18 months. Took 'em a good six months to get oriented, and after that they would typically try to do something, anything, at which point the civil servants (in the same place for 25, 30 years) would gum up the process for the next 12 months. Rinse, lather, repeat.

That was a long time ago, though. Hopefully things are different now.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:11 AM (h2Bdk)

384 Sounded interesting, so I looked it up. FYI -- not "The Kingdom" but "Moonrise Kingdom" with Bruce Willis. I'll check it out, thanks.
Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 10:15 PM (WqPYg)

Crap. Brain fart. Not 'The Kingdom' but 'The Siege'. I have no idea what Moonrise Kingdom is about.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:13 AM (bQ/du)

385 Well Mike it is two stretched XP-51F airframes bolted together...

Only took them ten years to give you that vertigo Chef.
Posted by: Anna Puma
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I just want to see an XF-85 fly. Wait...there's film:
http://tinyurl.com/y3kot6eh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:14 AM (CDGwz)

386 I say take busloads of illegals, drive them to every
declared sanctuary city and drop them off downtown after giving each
one a card the says "Trump says you will welcome me with open arms!".
Save a few busloads and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal
neighborhoods in each city.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 10:59 PM (QMwOT)


Mizzou and Evergreen have empty dorms. Give the dreamers cards for the residential cafeterias too.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:14 AM (TN7xY)

387 Wasn't there a movie about Saudi Arabia called 'The Kingdom'?

I remember a montage beginning one of these movies with graphics describing the oil finds and then Shell moving in, etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:14 AM (bQ/du)

388 I just want to see an XF-85 fly. Wait...there's film:
http://tinyurl.com/y3kot6eh
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:14 AM (CDGwz)


How they ever envisioned that thing coping with incoming interceptors...

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:15 AM (h2Bdk)

389 Kindltot, give them Dreamer scholarships to those 'fine' institutes of higher learning...

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:16 AM (3Fpmk)

390 "Willingly putting a hole in yourself outside of earlobes and belly buttons for women is not a natural act in my opinion. "

matter of degree, I guess.
The woman who told me WD-40 only did it to please her mother, and tradition, because they were already planning to emigrate.

My daughter wears a little stud, and it pleases her. Over 21, so not my circus.

I do love my Food Lion, though: it reminds me of what "multi culti" should be, but is not. Real people, from all over, all speaking English and working their asses off, happy to be American now, but still having their own traditions too.

We have two Harris Teeters, two Giants, an Aldi, A Lotte, and a wegman's within a ten mile circle, and I stay with Food Lion, not jusy because of the prices.

Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:16 AM (W7IZQ)

391
Good evening, all. Just thought I'd barge in here with another topic in case anyone has been thinking about it.

Been following the Theranos story? Elizabeth Holmes?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 12:16 AM (13CQC)

392 With, that one lady from Alias.

*looks it up*

Yep, 'The Kingdom' with Jennifer Garner and Jamie Foxx.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:17 AM (bQ/du)

393 XP-85 - why you don't give aeronautical engineers LSD

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:17 AM (3Fpmk)

394
Save a few busloads and deposit them in the wealthiest, most liberal
neighborhoods in each city.
Posted by: The Man from Athens


Lefties will demonstrate against busing.
Maybe with ax handles and dogs.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (aKsyK)

395
How they ever envisioned that thing coping with incoming interceptors...
Posted by: Ace's liver
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They assumed that the adversaries would be so baffled by what they were seeing, that they would be easy prey.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (CDGwz)

396 I just realized that I'm twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII.

Almost 3 times.
Thanks for making me feel old before bed.
(Next time at least include a puppy video or a half-nekid girl or something.)

Posted by: GWB at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (vRPav)

397 The nose art on the XF-85 at Wright Pat is "Betty Jo" and "Bobbi Jo"... from memory, so sp?

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 13, 2019 12:19 AM (RuIsu)

398 Tis time.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe and sleep well.

Posted by: Irongrampa at April 13, 2019 12:19 AM (KATBx)

399 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:20 AM (bQ/du)

400 It's great but it makes me miss Winnipeg.

Stand in a freezer with an industrial fan blowing in your face.

Posted by: Weirddave at April 13, 2019 12:20 AM (i1+He)

401 393 XP-85 - why you don't give aeronautical engineers LSD
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:17 AM (3Fpmk)


They tried the same thing with airships in the 1920s, where it actually made some sense. The trapeze design was pretty similar too. Same problem - the air stream around the mother ship is too unstable for a safe... whatever you call it. Landing? Docking?

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:20 AM (h2Bdk)

402 WeirdDave, I enjoyed your melancholy reflections on the old neighborhood. As a matter of fact, this afternoon I revisited some of the places I've lived, courtesy of Google Maps.
I remember the old lady who lived across the street from us back in the mid 60s. when I was a horse nut. I'm not sure why I was visiting her one day. Maybe I was selling Girl Scout cookies and she invited me inside so she could peruse the list and get a bit of company. Back then, GS cookies were 35 cents a box.

I'm sorry that I didn't understand about lonely old people who perk up when they get visitors, back when I was a child. I was tender-hearted and would have visited her more often had I known.
Anyway, I admired a horse statue she had in her bow window. It was a particularly well-formed and realistic horse statue in porcelain (so many are crap), and the glaze was a beautiful bay color. You could see into it. I noted that one of the hind legs had broken off and had been glued. She told me I could have it. I remember being breathless with delight. "REALLY? Are you sure?!" It probably gave her pleasure to give it to someone who was so taken with it. You know how it is when you get older and things begin to lose their grip on you.
I wonder what became of that statue after I graduated high school. I may have given it to my cousin, who was also a horse nut for a brief time, and three years younger than I.
Is it weird that I think about moments like these from my youth, and regret that I wasn't more aware of the happiness I could bring to people, had I chosen to do so, instead of being self-absorbed in the way that young people so typically are.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:21 AM (NMAzL)

403 Fuck

Jets down 2-0

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 12:21 AM (XAYDB)

404 They assumed that the adversaries would be so baffled by what they were seeing, that they would be easy prey.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (CDGwz)


"Comrade... I see space alien! No, no vodka!"

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:21 AM (h2Bdk)

405 I like a small nose stud. I have the exact opposite feeling for a nose ring.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 13, 2019 12:22 AM (2DOZq)

406 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (CDGwz)


You jest, but we're now doing the same thing with fighters - swarm drones to fly with them and handle bad guys. Weird is normal with airpower.

Posted by: GWB at April 13, 2019 12:22 AM (vRPav)

407 I like a small nose stud.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at A




so, not tom cruise for you then?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:23 AM (MTjB1)

408 I'd reently read that former Theranos employees are having trouble finding new jobs because of the scandal, and that Elizabeth Holmes is claiming to be a 'victim'...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 13, 2019 12:24 AM (CLcKT)

409 404 They assumed that the adversaries would be so baffled by what they were seeing, that they would be easy prey.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 12:18 AM (CDGwz)

"Comrade... I see space alien! No, no vodka!"
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:21 AM (h2Bdk)

I wonder if they were trying to copy the Me-163 Komet thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:24 AM (bQ/du)

410
Is it weird that I think about moments like these from my youth, and regret that I wasn't more aware of the happiness I could bring to people.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

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Don't even get me started.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 12:25 AM (13CQC)

411 Miley, I remember a very old lady who still lived in her family house full of civil war era furniture and books, that a friend and I would sometimes visit through the local woods.

The land was eventually sold, after she died, and developed.

She used to read to us from an illustrated edition of the Ancient Mariner

Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:26 AM (W7IZQ)

412 @387 Wasn't there a movie about Saudi Arabia called 'The Kingdom'?

I remember a montage beginning one of these movies with graphics describing the oil finds and then Shell moving in, etc.

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Yeah. It was about an FBI team (I think) going to Saudi Arabia to investigate terrorism. The cast included Jaime Foxx and Jennifer Garner, iirc.

Haven't seen it, though.

Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:26 AM (Fp6vo)

413
I'd reently read that former Theranos employees are having trouble finding new jobs because of the scandal, and that Elizabeth Holmes is claiming to be a 'victim'...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

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Victimhood is Lizzie's defense. She's being bullied, blah-blah.

I feel sorry for those ex-employees. They were abused and misled by her. Not their fault their hard work was going down a hole.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (13CQC)

414 Trumps plan to send the illegal to sanctuary cities is is sort of a "Let Them Burn" strategy. He should do it no matter what his advisors are telling him. I want to see the SF and Portland police blocking the buses and turning them back on the orders of their commie mayors.

Posted by: Ripley at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (NbRJx)

415 I'm thinking we are going to get our flying car in my lifetime in the form of an oversized drone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (2DOZq)

416 I'm back.

Oookay, forget what I said about the coping saw. I just made a giant mess in my room with it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (miE9U)

417 would having some mothership take the me163 to altitude have improved its time/range much?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:28 AM (MTjB1)

418 "I like a small nose stud."

so does their baby, who picks them from her nostril and pitches them into the rug, from where I comb and retrieve them so said baby does not eat them, when I am babysitting

Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:28 AM (W7IZQ)

419 I'm back.

Oookay, forget what I said about the coping saw. I just made a giant mess in my room with it...
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (miE9U)

Coping saw problems? You're just going to have to deal with it.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (2DOZq)

420 Is it weird that I think about moments like these from my youth, and regret that I wasn't more aware of the happiness I could bring to people.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess



kind of depends how much time you spend doing so. more than a few mins is a waste.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (MTjB1)

421 @417 would having some mothership take the me163 to altitude have improved its time/range much?

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Maybe a little. Though my understanding is that the thing was essentially a rocket plane, and I suspect that it might have set the mothership on fire.

Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (Fp6vo)

422 Can't resist, nice one ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (miE9U)

423 Something weird I noticed in my week in Budapest:

I did not see one 20-something person with ear gauges, face piercings, full sleeve/neck/face tattoos, or unnaturally colored hair.

It was quite refreshing. It was as if people thought they could express themselves and be unique by talking and thinking and being genuinely interesting.

Of course I did see roaming crowds of men singing in the streets a night or two laughing a slugging Jack Daniels out of the bottle.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 13, 2019 12:30 AM (KnIfp)

424 so does their baby, who picks them from her nostril and pitches them into the rug, from where I comb and retrieve them so said baby does not eat them, when I am babysitting
Posted by: barbarausa at A



como se dice "ugh" in espanol?


Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:30 AM (MTjB1)

425 414 Trumps plan to send the illegal to sanctuary cities is is sort of a "Let Them Burn" strategy. He should do it no matter what his advisors are telling him. I want to see the SF and Portland police blocking the buses and turning them back on the orders of their commie mayors.
Posted by: Ripley at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (NbRJx)


Seems only fair. That crying baby picture at the border wasn't spontaneous.

And it probably won't hurt Trump politically. It's not like he's gonna carry California in 2020.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:30 AM (h2Bdk)

426 Who knew a saw could create so much sawdust?

On the plus side, got more fiber in my diet already...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:30 AM (miE9U)

427 @415 I'm thinking we are going to get our flying car in my lifetime in the form of an oversized drone.

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We might get inexpensive flying vehicles that can carry passengers. But...

Remember the traffic scenes in the future segment from Back to the Future 2? Yeah, that. Flying will be like driving on streets today. Otherwise you risk accidents over high traffic areas (like pretty much any urban area).

Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:31 AM (Fp6vo)

428 Maybe a little. Though my understanding is that the thing was essentially a rocket plane, and I suspect that it might have set the mothership on fire.
Posted by: junior at A




lol, yeah was as dangerous to pilots as bomber.


were there a mothership my guess would be, release, glide away, ignite. guess if the germans had the resources to build motherships for the me163 they would have done something else more useful.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

429 como se dice "ugh" in espanol?

I think it's still "ugh".

I'm mostly concerned that she would have some internal injury from eating a little piece of metal.

When she drops a cheerio or her passy I just hand it back

bad granny

Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:33 AM (W7IZQ)

430 junior, my hunch?

If a "flying car" becomes a reality, no way will ordinary citizens be trusted to drive them.

They'll be 100% automated/autonomous IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:33 AM (miE9U)

431 kind of depends how much time you spend doing so. more than a few mins is a waste.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (MTjB1)

Not that you are qualified to judge, but no, I don't brood overly. I've learned not to torment myself with things from the past. For a long time I could get stuck in regret and mortification, but no longer.It's possible to change one's mental terrain, with practice. Invaluable. Learn how to close the door after a bit.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:34 AM (NMAzL)

432
were there a mothership my guess would be,
release, glide away, ignite. guess if the germans had the resources to
build motherships for the me163 they would have done something else more
useful.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

Well, the Japanese had the Baka, which was essentially that.
the Germans reversed the idea with the Mistel, where the large bomber full of explosive was piloted from a smaller fighter mounted on top.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:34 AM (TN7xY)

433 you know, sending the illegal immigrants to the sanctuary cities is useful for making them deal with the mess they are making but equally useful for forcing everyone to have the discussion about why the sanctuary cities do not want them.

like it was mentioned earlier, if they are so great and not a burden, why would you not want more of them?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:34 AM (MTjB1)

434 Rut roh

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (KnIfp)

435 Trumps plan to send the illegal to sanctuary cities is is sort of a "Let Them Burn" strategy. He should do it no matter what his advisors are telling him. I want to see the SF and Portland police blocking the buses and turning them back on the orders of their commie mayors.
Posted by: Ripley at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (NbRJx)

Surprise, he won. The ninth circuit issued a stay on the judge's order that he couldn't send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait for a ruling. Now he can.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (Rz2Nc)

436 Miley, you're speaking my language

I've been working for years on forgiving myself for my mistakes and embarrassing moments

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (miE9U)

437 Yeah know of no Mistel conversion of a Ju 88 with an Me 163 attached.

And don't bathe in the T-stoff/S-Stoff fuel.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (3Fpmk)

438 Me hungy!

Posted by: the Barrel at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (miE9U)

439 drat

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (TN7xY)

440 Attack of teh Italicans, again...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (CLcKT)

441 Don't even get me started.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 12:25 AM (13CQC)

We can only impact in the present, so it's good to learn from past cluelessness.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:36 AM (NMAzL)

442 Kindltot certainly puts an interesting slant on things.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 13, 2019 12:36 AM (KnIfp)

443 The Japanese also had copies of the plans for the Me 262 and Me 163 plus some parts, carried to Japan via U-boat.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:36 AM (3Fpmk)

444 Me163 mothership? My guess is that the engineers ran out of time. Probably had ideas about the Ju-390 or something.

Posted by: Burger Chef at April 13, 2019 12:36 AM (RuIsu)

445 Hey, we were all speaking italics, someone is heading to the barrel.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at April 13, 2019 12:37 AM (Rz2Nc)

446 Not that you are qualified to judge, but no, I don't brood overly. I've learned not to torment myself with things from the past. For a long time I could get stuck in regret and mortification, but no longer.It's possible to change one's mental terrain, with practice. Invaluable. Learn how to close the door after a bit.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at A



did not make any judgement, merely stated that doing it for more than a few mins is a waste. maybe self indulgent. the value in recounting those incidents is that you learned the value of being kind to people that need someone to be kind to them. dedicating much time to the reminiscing, as with all reminiscing, is not that useful.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:37 AM (MTjB1)

447 WW2 a topic again tonight?

I've been reading recently about how FDR wanted to turn Germany into a pauper/100% agricultural state post-war.

As I understand it, a lot of his state deparment employees were aghast about that and more or less refused to put it into practice. Then FDR died, and Stalin took half of Germany for his trouble anyway, so no need to cripple them any further.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:38 AM (miE9U)

448 Maybe a little. Though my understanding is that the thing was essentially a rocket plane, and I suspect that it might have set the mothership on fire.
Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:29 AM (Fp6vo)


They could have dropped it before lighting the engine.
But nobody would want to fly with one of those under the wing. The fuel was hypergolic - one bad seal and it spontaneously explodes, and this was not a theoretical consideration. The fact that they flew at all was a sign the Germans were at an advanced state of desperation.

Anyway carrying it around doesn't fix the range problem much since it's going to need to land not far from the release point.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:38 AM (h2Bdk)

449 Germans reversed the idea with the Mistel, where the large bomber full of explosive was piloted from a smaller fighter mounted on top.
Posted by: Kindltot at A



that is interesting, had never heard of that.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:38 AM (MTjB1)

450 And don't bathe in the T-stoff/S-Stoff fuel.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:35 AM (3Fpmk)


Yup. All you will find is teeth and the synthetic flight suit.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:39 AM (TN7xY)

451 She used to read to us from an illustrated edition of the Ancient Mariner



Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:26 AM (W7IZQ)

That's sweet. It sounds like a childhood storybook, where kids learn things from older non-family folks in the neighborhood (back when kids were allowed to be free-range). That was kind of a theme in kids books when I was coming up.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:39 AM (NMAzL)

452 @432
Well, the Japanese had the Baka, which was essentially that.

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The Japanese plane was essentially a stand-off bomber. Admittedly, the "bomb" was guided in by its human pilot, but the plane was still basically a bomber.

Get in range, launch the "bomb", and let the bomb pilot glide it into its target.

Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:40 AM (Fp6vo)

453 Not hard to sympathize with the Fleet's reluctance to give up the idea of aircraft-bearing airships. It's a beautiful concept, except that they all came to such tragic ends. It just was not meant to be. It's still an attractive idea, and I suspect it will next be tried with drones -- which takes all the romance out.

On your second day at the Academy, they start beating your head up against the idea that you are there to oversee sergeants, not command them. All that over-the-top, my-way, highway business was a consequence of high-pressure training of the VN era, and a couple of great American film stars and their many fans.

A biggish issue the Air Force is having is that a lot of technical officers, to include pilots, who love their work, have no problem leading others in that job, but are not politically motivated to want supreme command and generalship. There's only so high you get promoted doing a task or research, and it used to be assumed that after a little of that every officer would naturally want command and policy-formation authority. Many do not.

In industry and agency work, one of the sadder spectacles I've ever witnessed was people cranked-up to high-pressure "leadership," which all too often consists of twisting their nuts until they become natural pricks. All that phony alpha crap only applies, real world, in a handful of situations. Real leadership in everything else works a completely different way, but once an organization has that shit in is "culture," you'll never get rid of it. Asses will be kicked and names taken right up until they paint over the sign out front.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2019 12:40 AM (8ZmvG)

454 Who knew a saw could create so much sawdust?



On the plus side, got more fiber in my diet already...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:30 AM (miE9U)


The thickness sander says hold my beer.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 13, 2019 12:40 AM (9Om/r)

455 I'm mostly concerned that she would have some internal injury from eating a little piece of metal.

When she drops a cheerio or her passy I just hand it back

bad granny
Posted by: barbarausa at A



misread your comment, nearly inhaled lungful of scotch then coughed it everywhere. wht?!

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:40 AM (MTjB1)

456 Mistel mein komerads

https://youtu.be/v0RcBCCa9n8

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:40 AM (3Fpmk)

457 have read some articles that suggest the Air Force has and may be again trying to figure out how to rearm planes inthe air.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:42 AM (MTjB1)

458 Berserker, I still remember when I was in wood shop in junior high, circa 1979-80.

There was sawdust EVERYWHERE.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:42 AM (miE9U)

459
dedicating much time to the reminiscing, as with all reminiscing, is not that useful.

History is bunk.

Posted by: Henry Ford at April 13, 2019 12:43 AM (aKsyK)

460 The fellow who asked the goldigging whore out after she asked him out the previous time showed a very gentlemanly spirit. Refusing to assume she was trying to gold-dig him, he allowed that she might just be rich and think nothing of dropping $200 to briefly amuse her own dainty little mouth.

That wouldn't be bad at all so he merrily proceeded to think the best. Many men do this until they get proof to the contrary, as this man did shortly receive.

Posted by: Alec Rawls at April 13, 2019 12:44 AM (wh9C3)

461 Kindltot to the Barrel...

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:44 AM (NMAzL)

462 @457 have read some articles that suggest the Air Force has and may be again trying to figure out how to rearm planes inthe air.

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Not a bad idea, actually. I could see drones performing that sort of work. Cargo plane flies up into the air with a load of missiles, meets a squadron that's already launched its payload, and kicks a bunch of drones out the cargo bay. Each drone is attached to a missile, flies it over to the plane, and delivers it (either attaching it to a rail, or into a bay). Once the drone is finished, it releases the now secured weapon, and flies back to the cargo plane, which returns to base.

Posted by: junior at April 13, 2019 12:45 AM (Fp6vo)

463 dedicating much time to the reminiscing, as with all reminiscing, is not that useful.

History is bunk.
Posted by: Henry Ford at A



not sure why you think that has something to do with my comment.

those who fail to learn history are condemned to repeat it.

however, how many times do you need to learn the same lesson? when you have learned something how much time do you spend rereading? kind of inefficient.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:45 AM (MTjB1)

464 Kindltot to the Barrel...
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 12:44 AM (NMAzL)


And soon there will be nothing but teeth and the synthetic flight suit . . .

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:46 AM (TN7xY)

465 Don't forget to click your heels and eye clench the monocle while dissolving

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:47 AM (3Fpmk)

466 "That's sweet. It sounds like a childhood storybook, where kids learn things from older non-family folks in the neighborhood (back when kids were allowed to be free-range). That was kind of a theme in kids books when I was coming up."

we were free range, that's how me met her: her property was not fended, and we were playing in the woods. We apparently crossed onto her property, and she noticed and called us in.

Lovely old lady, beautiful home, unbelieveable antiques, that she used every day.

Our parents told us not to bother her, but she told us it was okay to play in her woods if we were good, and sometimes called us in to visit.

It was pretty awesome.

yankeefifth, misread how? didn't mean to make you spit good scotch

Posted by: barbarausa at April 13, 2019 12:48 AM (W7IZQ)

467 And soon there will be nothing but teeth and the synthetic flight suit . . .
Posted by: Kindltot at A



sure, but whoever is down there will have more picks to play their banjo.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:48 AM (MTjB1)

468 Berserker, I still remember when I was in wood shop in junior high, circa 1979-80.



There was sawdust EVERYWHERE.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:42 AM (miE9U)


yeah, thank god for dust collection systems. The nastiest wood I ever worked with is spanish cedar. Damn, that shit gets everywhere, and tastes like shit, and you WILL be tasting it.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 13, 2019 12:50 AM (9Om/r)

469 guess if the germans had the resources to build motherships for the me163 they would have done something else more useful.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:32 AM (MTjB1)

You have met the Germans in WW2, right? 'They would have done something more useful' was not exactly in their lexicon. They had a lot of interesting ideas, but went with 'all of the above' a few too many times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:50 AM (bQ/du)

470 The gated communities that many of those wealthy liberals live in would be a barrier. And the illegals' children won't be getting into the private schools that entertainment industry liberals send their kids to.
Posted by: nerdygirl at April 12, 2019 11:07 PM


If I ever win a billion dollar lottery ...

Posted by: Chuck C at April 13, 2019 12:51 AM (zCabI)

471 A biggish issue the Air Force is having is that a lot of technical officers, to include pilots, who love their work, have no problem leading others in that job, but are not politically motivated to want supreme command and generalship.

Even beyond that, not everyone wants to be a Leader Of Men. The other services have warrant officers to give people a technical track. The policy all USAF pilots must be officers, even drone pilots, is just... dumb.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:51 AM (h2Bdk)

472 You have met the Germans in WW2, right? 'They would
have done something more useful' was not exactly in their lexicon. They
had a lot of interesting ideas, but went with 'all of the above' a few
too many times.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:50 AM (bQ/du)


The whole development and procurement system was set up to compete for ministry funds, and what it competed on was new big ideas. Also, if you designed something wonderful and new you got a deferral from going to the front.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:52 AM (TN7xY)

473 A mother-ship for the Me-163 would have had to be something along the lines of a zeppelin, no? Considering how volatile/corrosive/explosive the fuels were, I am not sure you want to add that to a zeppelin.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:52 AM (bQ/du)

474 Charles Schulz could be wickedly funny and satirical in Peanuts sometimes, including the 1980s.

Strip of Marcie, the journalist, interviewing the WW1 flying ace: "This is your reporter interviewing the famous "lone beagle" after his flight across the Atlantic. How did you feel after you landed? How did you feel when you took off? How do you feel? If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you like to be? How does it feel to have feelings? How do you feel???"

[Snoopy kicks Marcie in the butt]

Marcie: "Back to our studio!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 12:52 AM (miE9U)

475 The ME163 was developed as a sort of guided ground to air missile against bombers. It had almost no loiter time and didn't really need it.

there was another design that was pretty much a disposable one where the cockpit was recoverable but the rest was plywood, and that one flew but killed almost all the pilots who tried it , and another concept that was supposed to be armored enough to ram bombers.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:56 AM (TN7xY)

476 Unless the big new idea was from someone not in political favor like the He 219.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 12:56 AM (3Fpmk)

477 WeirdDave is 51.

Posted by: From hints provided... at April 13, 2019 12:57 AM (twG1r)

478 @462 There's an absolutely terrible movie you'd get a kick out of. "The American Way" 1986 starring Dennis Hopper. Left wing dreck of a story line, but based on the idea of a B-29 (I have always contended it was a B-50) outfitted for psyops during Vietnam, which has never landed since.


There are some cute notions of resupply, and in-flight engine maintenance that makes you remember the Pan-Am Clippers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2019 12:57 AM (8ZmvG)

479 not sure what the blimps would be able to carry but that is an interesting thought. have several me163s loaded onto the blimp, then have them take up station along the most likely route.

not such a good thing to do once the allies had fighter escorts all the way.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 12:57 AM (MTjB1)

480 there was another design that was pretty much a disposable one where the cockpit was recoverable but the rest was plywood, and that one flew but killed almost all the pilots who tried it , and another concept that was supposed to be armored enough to ram bombers.
Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 12:56 AM (TN7xY)

I remember seeing something about the flying ram/wedge idea. IIRC, it was a flying wing design.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:58 AM (bQ/du)

481 You have met the Germans in WW2, right? 'They would have done something more useful' was not exactly in their lexicon. They had a lot of interesting ideas, but went with 'all of the above' a few too many times.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:50 AM (bQ/du)


By the winter of 1941 they realized they were going to lose a war of attrition. The "wonder weapons" were an effort to shake things up. It's true they probably could have lasted longer if they didn't build the V-2 or the Me163, but they didn't want to last longer. They wanted to win.

It's funny how things can go from looking rosy to desperation in about six months.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

482 "Let us so live, so that when we die, even the undertaker will be sorry."

-- Mark Twain

Posted by: DynamiteDan at April 13, 2019 01:03 AM (MqzWH)

483 473 A mother-ship for the Me-163 would have had to be something along the lines of a zeppelin, no? Considering how volatile/corrosive/explosive the fuels were, I am not sure you want to add that to a zeppelin.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 12:52 AM (bQ/du)


The Zeppelins were hopelessly obsolete as a weapons system by WW II. They were used a couple times for spy missions before the war started, pretending engine trouble and drifting over sensitive territory, but once the war started the were relegated to ferrying officers around far behind enemy lines and were eventually cut up and scrapped for the valuable duralumin frame.

A Me-163 carrier would have had to have been some kind of bomber.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

484 He 177 mit Me 263, pyromaniac's dream duo

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:05 AM (3Fpmk)

485 ack Me 163 nicht gut

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:06 AM (3Fpmk)

486 The policy all USAF pilots must be officers, even drone pilots, is just... dumb.
Posted by: Ace's liver
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I think this has been a topic before. Some number of WWII RAF pilots were NCO's.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 01:06 AM (xSo9G)

487 It's funny how things can go from looking rosy to desperation in about six months.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)


So Hillary, Barry and the Deep State before and after Trump's election?

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 01:06 AM (Y8PSl)

488 pre-WWII the US Navy had one fighter squadron that was only enlisted

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:07 AM (3Fpmk)

489 Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:04 AM (h2Bdk)

Dammit man! We are not talking practical! Can it be done (sort of?) Is it cool? Lol.

I always wondered how useful it would be to use a zeppelin with some sort of parasite, recoverable craft for exploration. Unfortunately, we ran out of unexplored land around these parts.

May not be a great idea due to the sensitivity of zeppelin-like craft to storms.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 01:08 AM (bQ/du)

490 "Our" airships had non-explosive helium. "Their" airships had hydrogen.
Your call.

ferrying officers around far behind enemy lines

I don't think that's what you meant at all.I did read "Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48, and The Zeppelin of Doom," though. Ronald Reagan may have been in the movie.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2019 01:08 AM (8ZmvG)

491 I think this has been a topic before.

It is always necessary to hate officers. It is our way.
The fault lies not in our stars.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2019 01:10 AM (8ZmvG)

492 Question at Quo... another site:

"Bob has 3056 candy bars. He eats 2749. What does Bob now have?"

Severe diabetes and morbid obesity...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 01:11 AM (miE9U)

493 wasn't some of the reason for switching to all officer pilots that the germans had different rules for pow enlisted and officer?

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 01:12 AM (MTjB1)

494 WeirdDave is 51.

Posted by: From hints provided... at April 13, 2019 12:57 AM (twG1r)

Barely allowed to stay on my lawn.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 01:13 AM (NMAzL)

495
We can only impact in the present, so it's good to learn from past cluelessness.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

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Yup. That's why I'll be reading to little kids from an illustrated edition of the Ancient Mariner when I'm ancient and living in the woods.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:14 AM (13CQC)

496 anna, i watched a yt video of starting an old cessna that had been sitting for 29 years and had a radial engine. upon startup it spit out a lot of oil, and continued to do so. i read about the engine....it needs 2 gallons to operate but holds 5 and uses 2 quarts an hour in flight. it got me to thinking about aircraft maintenance during ww2 in the pacific, humidity, sand, rain, sea air....the mechanics were heroes too.

Posted by: choogle at April 13, 2019 01:14 AM (WfcdW)

497 Finished reading the Bill Preistap testimony. First of all, what I said months ago seems more right than ever: Every road in Spygate goes through Preistap's office. Barr better put some bright lights in this guy's eyes until he spills.

I've also come to a depressing conclusion. MI6 is an enemy intelligence agency, which should be treated no differently by America than the KGB. In fact, the UK could be said to have done that which the left has accused Russia; the UK used their intelligence apparatus to first interfere in and then attempt to overturn our election. It's a straight-up act of war. In another time, bombing London in retaliation would not be inappropriate.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 13, 2019 01:16 AM (ju9gW)

498 Yup. That's why I'll be reading to little kids from an illustrated edition of the Ancient Mariner when I'm ancient and living in the woods.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:14 AM (13CQC)

--Isn't it "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?


(I only got a 4 on the AP English Lit Exam, not a 5.)

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 01:17 AM (XAYDB)

499
Trumps plan to send the illegal to sanctuary cities is is sort of a "Let Them Burn" strategy. He should do it no matter what his advisors are telling him. I want to see the SF and Portland police blocking the buses and turning them back on the orders of their commie mayors.
Posted by: Ripley at April 13, 2019 12:27 AM (NbRJx)

Surprise, he won. The ninth circuit issued a stay on the judge's order that he couldn't send asylum seekers back to Mexico to wait for a ruling. Now he can.
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

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w00t, really? Hadn't heard that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:19 AM (13CQC)

500 put on your helmets & strap on your seatbelts - mashup!:

the other thread, someone said barrett-jackson has ruined car buying for the average guy; i commented that, ahem, you could buy a fairly recent bentley for $40,000, the same as a jeep (as happened yesterday). well, i could hear the recriminations (silently, i can hear these things), so i say this: the average salary for a man is $50,000 and a woman &40,000 so together they have $90,000, and if they save 5-10,000 a year (foregoing trips to disneyland or buying that lake cottage on the govt. dime if you're govt employees, in a few years you, yes you, can afford that bentley. hah! and that's for a fairly new bentley with pretty low mileage that cost just a few years ago around $300,000. and what, you may ask, mr smartypants, was the average salary in 1982, the year of the movies? $14,000. and i bet you couldn't afford a bentley then, so there.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 13, 2019 01:19 AM (Pg+x7)

501 It wasn't Silas Marner?

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 01:20 AM (TN7xY)

502
--Isn't it "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?


(I only got a 4 on the AP English Lit Exam, not a 5.)
Posted by: logprof

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Yes, but I was copy/pasting. Never type when you can click.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:20 AM (13CQC)

503 I always wondered how useful it would be to use a zeppelin with some sort of parasite, recoverable craft for exploration. Unfortunately, we ran out of unexplored land around these parts.

May not be a great idea due to the sensitivity of zeppelin-like craft to storms.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 13, 2019 01:08 AM (bQ/du)


This was tried in the 1920s. It actually made a lot of sense back then, since planes were relatively short range and the lift of an airship increases with volume but the weight of the structure varies with surface area. So the bigger you build it the more efficient it is. In theory you could build one big enough to haul around just about anything.

There was a company in the early 2000s that was building an airship that would be used to haul around large, bulky things like dam turbines and such, and the numbers worked out even if the company didn't. You could build one large enough to carry an air wing.

The problem is, as I noted above, the air stream around the mother ship is too unstable to make capturing the returning aircraft safe. If you get a stray gust of wind coming from the wrong direction the aircraft will hit the airship.

Also, I suspect the relatively slow speed of the airship would put performance constraints on the air wing - you'd need to design aircraft with a relatively low stall speed.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:20 AM (h2Bdk)

504
I've also come to a depressing conclusion. MI6 is an enemy intelligence agency

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That is depressing. I like to think of the Brits as straight-up at their core.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:22 AM (13CQC)

505 --Isn't it "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?


Man, that's cold.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:23 AM (4knXT)

506 By the winter of 1941 they realized they were going to lose a war of attrition.
***

I think the war was winnable by the Germans through late summer of 1942.


The failure to capture the Caucasus oil fields followed by the the failure in Stalingrad was the end of any real hopes of victory.

Of course the final nail in the coffin was Kursk in 1943...


Posted by: 18-1 at April 13, 2019 01:23 AM (cRkMZ)

507 ferrying officers around far behind enemy lines

I don't think that's what you meant at all.I did read "Dan Dunn, Secret Operative 48, and The Zeppelin of Doom," though. Ronald Reagan may have been in the movie.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 13, 2019 01:08 AM (8ZmvG)


Eh... yeah. I meant "far behind the front line". Ferrying them around behind enemy lines would be an explosively bad idea. And I heard about that movie but have never seen it. It's supposed to be good.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:23 AM (h2Bdk)

508 Yes, but I was copy/pasting. Never type when you can click.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:20 AM (13CQC)

--College buddy of mine was for a while an English teacher in HS.

Went to Cumbria in 2002, bought him an illustrated instructional copy of the Rime at Dove Cottage. Really cool. Coleridge was one of the first ever rock climbers, and he started in the Lake District.

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 01:24 AM (XAYDB)

509 -Isn't it "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?


Man, that's cold.
Posted by: Cicero
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He was a crusty old guy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 13, 2019 01:25 AM (CDGwz)

510 Happy Birthday, WeirdDave!

Posted by: Eleanor, What the Cat Dragged In at April 13, 2019 01:25 AM (QU+qf)

511 Happy birthday WeirdDave and thanks for the chat tonight, everyone. Happy weekend.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 13, 2019 01:26 AM (miE9U)

512 *ponders*

Composite construction Zeppelin. Entire upper surface solar cells. Keel of Lith-Ion batteries. Electric ducted fan engines.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:27 AM (3Fpmk)

513 Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping

Into da future...

Posted by: Steve Steve Miller at April 13, 2019 01:30 AM (4knXT)

514 513 Time keeps on slipping slipping slipping

Into da future...
Posted by: Steve Steve Miller at April 13, 2019 01:30 AM (4knXT)

--Get off your ass Steve, and build the damn Wall!

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 01:32 AM (XAYDB)

515 Composite construction Zeppelin. Entire upper surface solar cells. Keel of Lith-Ion batteries. Electric ducted fan engines.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:27 AM (3Fpmk)

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And a Charcoal fueled hibachi for cooking?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:32 AM (4knXT)

516 Yup. That's why I'll be reading to little kids from
an illustrated edition of the Ancient Mariner when I'm ancient and
living in the woods.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:14 AM (13CQC)

I'll read from "Canticle For Leibowitz."

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 01:33 AM (NMAzL)

517 Of course the final nail in the coffin was Kursk in 1943...

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That is a salient point.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:34 AM (4knXT)

518 It's funny how things can go from looking rosy to desperation in about six months.
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

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Tell me about it.

Posted by: Erich von Ludendorff at April 13, 2019 01:37 AM (4knXT)

519 When a comment is posted, and it has a bunch of undigested CSS code at the bottom, does that mean it was copy-pasted on an Apple product? Markup languages make Hulk mad. Hulk smash.

Posted by: gp at April 13, 2019 01:37 AM (mk9aG)

520 Remember Julian Assange talking about a 'deadman's switch' were he ever taken into custody? Well, it appears that dead man's switch has been activated.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yxubec4a

Goes to a file index with well over a thousand topics, alphabetically listed, including this one:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6tdkrc6

That goes to an index file with hundreds of Hillary's emails. I'm sure an enterprising someone (not working for MSNBC or CNN, natch) will dig through them to find all the juicy ones.

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 01:38 AM (Y8PSl)

521 someone said that the raid was conducted in a way to make sure assange did not hit the switch.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 01:39 AM (MTjB1)

522 "Remember Julian Assange talking about a 'deadman's switch' "

HOLY F*CKING SH!T!! OMG!

Click those links morons! Holy Moly!

Posted by: gp at April 13, 2019 01:42 AM (mk9aG)

523 someone said that the raid was conducted in a way to make sure assange did not hit the switch.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 01:39 AM (MTjB1)


I doubt the switch was an actual switch. Rather an arrangement he had with a compatriot to release the dirt on the occasion of Assange's arrest.

(Evenin', Horde).

Posted by: Average Guy at April 13, 2019 01:42 AM (LMcFk)

524 Ha, just check in, and there's Kursk. Glantz wrote that after Stalingrad it was clear Germany would lose, and that after Kursk it was clear that Germany would lose on Soviet terms (i.e., unconditionally).


Just finished Citino's "The Wehrmacht Retreats - 1943". Good but odd book. It's as much meta-commentary on the historiography of certain aspects of WWII, and revisiting/challenging common beliefs, as narrative or analysis of the title subject. Bibliography and notes are a treasure trove, but lots of stuff in German, which will be hard to come by locally.


Next is Glantz's Kursk book, with an appetizer of Hastings' "Das Reich" about the II SS Panzer's merry jaunt from southern France to Normandy. All while I figure out what is next on the list.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 13, 2019 01:42 AM (QDnY+)

525 512 *ponders*

Composite construction Zeppelin. Entire upper surface solar cells. Keel of Lith-Ion batteries. Electric ducted fan engines.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 13, 2019 01:27 AM (3Fpmk)


Heh. As a lifelong airship buff I can tell you the landscape is littered with the bleached bones of companies seduced by the idea of getting all your lift from helium and just using engine power when there's someplace particular you want to go.

Ultimately the problem is airplanes cheaper to build because we already build thousands of them. Essentially, WW II killed the airship by pouring the resources of the world's economies into the development of long range bombers, which aren't functionally that different from commercial aircraft - just remove the bomb bays and add seats.

There's no niche for airships that's so perfect you could overcome the last 80 years of airplane R&D. It's literally one of those industries where the way to make a billion dollars is to start with ten billion and build airships.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:43 AM (h2Bdk)

526 And a Charcoal fueled hibachi for cooking?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:32 AM

Provided you use helium instead of hydrogen, no problem. Use a campfire if it suits you.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 13, 2019 01:44 AM (ju9gW)

527 518 It's funny how things can go from looking rosy to desperation in about six months.
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 12:58 AM (h2Bdk)

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Tell me about it.
Posted by: Erich von Ludendorff at April 13, 2019 01:37 AM (4knXT)


Mon Dieu!

Posted by: Napoleon at April 13, 2019 01:45 AM (h2Bdk)

528 Yes, but I was copy/pasting. Never type when you can click.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:20 AM (13CQC)

Or drunk.

Posted by: From hints provided... at April 13, 2019 01:46 AM (twG1r)

529 Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 01:39 AM

The switch wouldn't be effective if it were in his hands only. The switch would certainly be flipped by a trusted associate in the case of his death or arrest, I would imagine.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 13, 2019 01:47 AM (ju9gW)

530 They better have more on Assange than they've shown so far. Encouraging someone else to break in to a computer is little league.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:48 AM (h2Bdk)

531
I'll read from "Canticle For Leibowitz."
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess

=====

Haha, I'll actually read from Dr. Seuss.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:49 AM (13CQC)

532
HOLY F*CKING SH!T!! OMG!

Click those links morons! Holy Moly!
Posted by: gp

======

On my way!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:49 AM (13CQC)

533
Hmm, just clicked on a ink. First email I see is full of redactions. Who did that?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:50 AM (13CQC)

534 526 And a Charcoal fueled hibachi for cooking?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:32 AM

Provided you use helium instead of hydrogen, no problem. Use a campfire if it suits you.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 13, 2019 01:44 AM (ju9gW)


Those "around the world in a balloon" guys used an enclosed helium cell they'd heat if they wanted to go higher. It's a lot more efficient than heating air.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 01:51 AM (h2Bdk)

535 Hmm, just clicked on a ink. First email I see is full of redactions. Who did that?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:50 AM (13CQC)


With the Clinton emails, my guess is whoever passed them along did some redacting. Unless Assange has more of a conscience than I thought he has.

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 01:54 AM (Y8PSl)

536 There's no niche for airships that's so perfect you could overcome the last 80 years of airplane R&D.

Border surveillance ?

Posted by: Adriane the Toemaytoe Tamatoe Critic ... at April 13, 2019 01:55 AM (LPnfS)

537
With the Clinton emails, my guess is whoever passed them along did some redacting. Unless Assange has more of a conscience than I thought he has.
Posted by: RickZ

======

I highly doubt it's Assange. So far it's very mild. I hope the redactions are strictly to protect the innocent and shiv the guilty.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:57 AM (13CQC)

538
So, Seth Rich did the redacting?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 01:58 AM (13CQC)

539 ...if it seems like a stupid thing for a middle aged man to be doing. And not just the memes.

Posted by: Born Free at April 13, 2019 01:58 AM (vCNRU)

540 a deadman switch is activated when you stop doing something. Like not entering a code daily for example.

Posted by: Kindltot at April 13, 2019 02:00 AM (TN7xY)

541 --Isn't it "Rime of the Ancient Mariner"?





Man, that's cold.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at April 13, 2019 01:23 AM (4knXT)

Rind of the Ancient Mariner is quite sour.

Or zesty?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:00 AM (NMAzL)

542 I know it's late in the game here but consistent with Weird Dave's comment, what similar childhood memory do you have that hot you into trouble?

For me it was dressing my cousin's large breed poodle ("Popcorn") in a sweatshirt and laughing as it stumbled thru the house. Apparently we had a little too much fun because at some point Popcorn relieved her bowels and left a trail of poop down the hall and into the living room. My uncle was walking from the kitchen and smooshed his bare toes right into it. My cousin was sent to his room and I had to sit on my aunt's bed for what seemed like an eternity.

Posted by: Gorgeous Porgie at April 13, 2019 02:01 AM (IdqLb)

543 Rind of the Ancient Mariner is quite sour.

The Rind of the Ancient Walker In The Chappaqua Woods is quite leathery.

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 02:03 AM (Y8PSl)

544 The switch wouldn't be effective if it were in his hands only. The switch would certainly be flipped by a trusted associate in the case of his death or arrest, I would imagine.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at A



right.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 02:03 AM (MTjB1)

545 you know, wikileaks did try to redact the manning emails they sent out but they missed lots.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 13, 2019 02:03 AM (MTjB1)

546 Weird Dave,

Thank you for that post

I have t been to my childhood home in a very long time. I looked it up on google maps. It was so crazy. I spent endless hours climbing the trees and playing in the creek behind the house. We caught frogs and snakes and turtles.

I don't know if any of the families are still there.

Dunno if I'll ever get back

Great post. Thank you

Posted by: Nurse ratched at April 13, 2019 02:06 AM (PkVlr)

547
you know, wikileaks did try to redact the manning emails they sent out but they missed lots.
Posted by: yankeefifth

======

Why'd they redact stuff?

All the Hillary emails in that file are unclassified, but it is kind of funny to see the "hrod17@clintonemail.com" address on them.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 02:09 AM (13CQC)

548 I'm afraid to click on the links. Anything clinton seems to be a cursed object.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 13, 2019 02:10 AM (9Om/r)

549 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File-82_Twin_Mustang.jpg

if you look closely, you can see my house in this pic.

/no shit.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:10 AM (ER1jH)

550 All the Hillary emails in that file are
unclassified, but it is kind of funny to see the
"hrod17@clintonemail.com" address on them.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 02:09 AM (13CQC)



Hrod17 probably references the 1917 T bucket roadster she gave her first beej in.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 13, 2019 02:13 AM (9Om/r)

551 Oh, good gravy!

SJWs are pissing and moaning that the Winnipeg Jets are having White Out parties during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Get

A

Fucking

Life

https://vdare.com/posts/increasing-diversity-means-increasing-childishness

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 02:16 AM (XAYDB)

552 if you look closely, you can see my house in this pic.
/no shit.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:10 AM (ER1jH)

Target acquired.

Posted by: Google at April 13, 2019 02:17 AM (twG1r)

553 All the Hillary emails in that file are unclassified, but it is kind of funny to see the "hrod17@clintonemail.com" address on them.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 02:09 AM (13CQC)


One thing, if anything, Assange proved is that her server was in 'no way say-cure'.

I'm sure there's a NYPD cop somewhere with a flash drive copy of Huma's/Clinton's emails taken off of Carlos Danger's laptop. Funny how that got buried thanks to the Russia, Russia, Russia 'look! over there! a squirrel!' hoax.

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 02:18 AM (Y8PSl)

554 Hrod17 probably references the 1917 T bucket roadster she gave her first beej in.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at April 13, 2019 02:13 AM (9Om/r)


That's a lie. Hillary has no tongue for a man. Hell, she outsourced blowjobs when she was First Lady.

Posted by: RickZ at April 13, 2019 02:20 AM (Y8PSl)

555 >>>SJWs are pissing and moaning that the Winnipeg Jets are having White Out parties during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.



What are White Out parties?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:26 AM (NMAzL)

556
One thing, if anything, Assange proved is that her server was in 'no way say-cure'.

=====

That's for sure. She should probably be grateful that someone redacted shit, too. There are whole emails from Huma that are redacted. Nothing but the To and the From.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at April 13, 2019 02:30 AM (13CQC)

557 Great ONT, Dave. Makes me want to get back to writing about the family and growing up in Michigan. Seems so long ago but in the larger scheme, just a speck.

Thanks again.

Posted by: Nick Rip at April 13, 2019 02:31 AM (IdqLb)

558 Target acquired.

Posted by: Google at April 13, 2019 02:17 AM (twG1r)
---
i wasn't in front of my house when i flipped your "street view" car off...

even when he came back and asked why i flipped him off.

"Because Google is evil, that's why."

fuck you and him, but especially him, because he's a traitor helping you.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:32 AM (ER1jH)

559 Yeah, what he said.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:35 AM (NMAzL)

560 i wasn't in front of my house when i flipped your "street view" car off...

even when he came back and asked why i flipped him off.

"Because Google is evil, that's why."

fuck you and him, but especially him, because he's a traitor helping you.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:32 AM (ER1jH)

Your house is on streetview? Good to know...

Posted by: Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:36 AM (tVQUs)

561 i flipped one off on the freeway today too, every time traffic got it near me, until i caught a gap and left it in the weeds.

Google is 3vil.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:38 AM (ER1jH)

562 Your house is on streetview? Good to know...

Posted by: Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:36 AM (tVQUs)
---
you must have not got the memo: yours is too, so we can track your car back to your house after you come to mine.

we're good, right?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:42 AM (ER1jH)

563 555 >>>SJWs are pissing and moaning that the Winnipeg Jets are having White Out parties during the Stanley Cup Playoffs.



What are White Out parties?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:26 AM (NMAzL)

--Outside the arena where the Jets play, there's an organized street party where the fans wear all white (as do the fans inside the arena at home games). Penn State also does something similar; they may have originated the tradition.

Posted by: logprof at April 13, 2019 02:42 AM (XAYDB)

564 Google is 3vil.
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:38 AM (ER1jH)

Do not worry, citizen. Google is a private monopoly and therefore cannot be evil.

Perish the thought.

Posted by: Politicians Everywhere, Bought and Paid for by Google at April 13, 2019 02:43 AM (tVQUs)

565 Your house is on streetview? Good to know...
Posted by: Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:36 AM (tVQUs)


If you squint you can see the marksmanship trophies through the front window.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 02:43 AM (h2Bdk)

566 you must have not got the memo: yours is too, so we can track your car back to your house after you come to mine.

we're good, right?
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:42 AM (ER1jH)


You joke, but the US deployed a system over a Mexican city... Nogales, I think, that took 360 hi-res photos every so often and stored them. When some narco trafficantes shot up some rivals all they had to do was roll back the tape and track the whole network back to the guy who ordered the hit. Rolled up the whole crew.

I'm glad they took down some gangsters, but the implications...

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 02:48 AM (h2Bdk)

567 Your house is on streetview? Good to know...

Posted by: Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:36 AM (tVQUs)
---
you must have not got the memo: yours is too, so we can track your car back to your house after you come to mine.

we're good, right?
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 02:42 AM (ER1jH)

We're good.

Google does blur out plates you know. Not to mention that our car will probably have been "donated".

Posted by: Burglars Everywhere, Scoping out the Joint from the comfort of their homes at April 13, 2019 02:49 AM (tVQUs)

568 Your house is on streetview? Good to know...
Posted by: Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:36 AM (tVQUs)

If you squint you can see the marksmanship trophies through the front window.
Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 02:43 AM (h2Bdk)

Good eye. I wonder if they're worth any money.

Posted by: Stupid Burglars Everywhere at April 13, 2019 02:52 AM (tVQUs)

569 I would pay $150 to put James Comey in my septic tank.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:52 AM (NMAzL)

570 I would pay $150 to put James Comey in my septic tank.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 02:52 AM (NMAzL)

Would me wearing a Comey mask suffice?

Posted by: The Septic Tank Guy at April 13, 2019 02:54 AM (tVQUs)

571 So I fell asleep on the couch with the Dodgers/Brewers game on. Not a fan of either team just had it on. I had a dream I was sitting in Dodger Stadium watching the game. It was a sunny day and semi full stadium. It was nice. I have never been there. The closest I've been to California is Nevada. Never even seen the Pacific. Very vivid dream. In the dream it looked like a nice stadium. At least I didn't get knifed by the locals.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 13, 2019 03:02 AM (2fs3P)

572 Thanks logprof - so they're supposed to be racist, right? I feel sorry for the humorless turds of the SJW gang.
-------
Would me wearing a Comey mask suffice?

Posted by: The Septic Tank Guy at April 13, 2019 02:54 AM (tVQUs)

No, it's got to be the real guy. I'd let him rot down there. Brennan, too. I probably would need more septic tanks for all the people who need to be in one.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 03:06 AM (NMAzL)

573 Would me wearing a Comey mask suffice?

Posted by: The Septic Tank Guy at April 13, 2019 02:54 AM (tVQUs)

No, it's got to be the real guy. I'd let him rot down there. Brennan, too. I probably would need more septic tanks for all the people who need to be in one.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 03:06 AM (NMAzL)

Please let me into your tank!

Posted by: The Septic Tank Guy James Comey and John Brennan at April 13, 2019 03:15 AM (tVQUs)

574 Septic tank guy if real needs therapy or a straight jacket.
Being in a tank with almost whatever can kill you from lack of oxygen.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 03:16 AM (BbGew)

575 >>>Please let me into your tank!
No tank for you!

Posted by: Tank Nazi at April 13, 2019 03:17 AM (NMAzL)

576 If you squint you can see the marksmanship trophies through the front window.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 02:43 AM (h2Bdk)
---
___

i know someone nearby who does that. i just use the "run down, looks like crap" maskriovka style.

that, and anything that's worth a shit is locked up in a safe if you do "smash and grab" your way in.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 03:17 AM (ER1jH)

577 Rolling up the sidewalks here. Y'all have a good night.
Thanks for the memories, WeirdDave.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at April 13, 2019 03:20 AM (NMAzL)

578 Oh and Bottas won pole, Hamilton then Vettel, K- Mag is 9 and Grosjean is 10th for the China Grand Prix tomorrow just after midnight.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 03:21 AM (BbGew)

579 i know someone nearby who does that. i just use the "run down, looks like crap" maskriovka style.

that, and anything that's worth a shit is locked up in a safe if you do "smash and grab" your way in.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 03:17 AM (ER1jH)

I wish the same were true with cars. The epidemic of car break-ins in my neighborhood has gotten so bad that a guy a couple houses down put a faux security camera on the dashboard of his dilapidated van.

At least I have a motion sensor porch light.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 13, 2019 03:24 AM (tVQUs)

580 Please let me into your tank!

Posted by: The Septic Tank Guy James Comey and John Brennan at April 13, 2019 03:15 AM (tVQUs)


No way! This tank only swings one way and that doesn't include a dick with a dick like you.

Posted by: 'Tank' Abrams at April 13, 2019 03:27 AM (Y8PSl)

581 My plan was alarm was set for 5am, have to go to work just a few hours this morning but not sure if I can get in before 7am.
Yet here I am now

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 03:28 AM (BbGew)

582 Long long ago worked at a office job that had a full loose leaf binder with nothing but pages of incidents of people dying in enclosed spaces. Grain elevators, man holes, tanks, anything that was enclosed can be a oxygen less death trap.
One story I remember was 3 people in one family, 2 brothers and a son of one died in a grain silo from fine grain particals filling lungs.
One after another went in looking to help the previous person.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 03:35 AM (BbGew)

583 I found the streetview of the apartment in Boston I spent a good chunk of my childhood in. The building was still standing, it looks exactly like I remember it, but with the addition of one minor detail; one of the windows to my former apartment had a Clinton sign in it.

Posted by: Surfperch at April 13, 2019 03:40 AM (tVQUs)

584 >> I just realized that I'm twice as many years away from my birth as my birth was from WWII.

math!

You're 50? Born in 1970? Or thereabouts.

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 03:46 AM (ZfNws)

585 I am still sad about the sale of my family home.
Good stuff WD
Peace

Posted by: Summer of Love at April 13, 2019 03:47 AM (FJrl0)

586 582 Long long ago worked at a office job that had a full loose leaf binder with nothing but pages of incidents of people dying in enclosed spaces.
Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 03:35 AM (BbGew)

Did they have it as a genius award joke book, or as a cautionary work file?

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 03:52 AM (ZfNws)

587 So, my lower back has stiffened up. I was very ginger on the stairs up to my apartment. Let the dog out. He does not pull on the leash much, so no problem there. Get back up to the apartment without wrenching the back.

Then the door closed on my fingers.

To the vodka!


Posted by: AOSHQ Majordomo at April 13, 2019 03:55 AM (ycWCI)

588 Off, stylistic sock.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at April 13, 2019 03:56 AM (ycWCI)

589 That book was from OSHA

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 04:06 AM (BbGew)

590 587; From the whiskey?

Posted by: Jake Kengle at April 13, 2019 04:08 AM (qMzqr)

591 I get stiff back muscles often, moving around seems my best option

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 04:08 AM (BbGew)

592 i know someone nearby who does that. i just use the "run down, looks like crap" maskriovka style.

that, and anything that's worth a shit is locked up in a safe if you do "smash and grab" your way in.

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 03:17 AM (ER1jH)


Hahahaha. Only you would know a word like "maskriovka". That's twice today I had to look something up, which, if I may say without boasting, is a rare thing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 04:10 AM (h2Bdk)

593 Need coffee

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 04:12 AM (BbGew)

594
Good
Morning Morons

Posted by: Vic at April 13, 2019 04:25 AM (mpXpK)

595 Hahahaha. Only you would know a word like "maskriovka". That's twice today I had to look something up, which, if I may say without boasting, is a rare thing.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 13, 2019 04:10 AM (h2Bdk)
---
i may look dumb, but it's just a disguise.

what's really funny is how many people around me fall for it.

turns out that fat drunk and stupid IS a great way to go through life. ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 04:32 AM (ER1jH)

596 Skip, the thread is yours...

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 13, 2019 04:47 AM (ER1jH)

597
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 13, 2019 04:52 AM (KCxzN)

598 Mornin', all.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 04:57 AM (Z/jzm)

599 2nd attempt hiya

Posted by: JT at April 13, 2019 04:59 AM (4Qe0G)

600 589 That book was from OSHA
Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 04:06 AM (BbGew)

Excellent.

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 04:59 AM (ZfNws)

601 Might have nodded off some but moving now.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:01 AM (BbGew)

602 @JordanSpieth pullls off the trick shot:

https://twitter.com/PGATOUR/status/1116045637127155712

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 05:09 AM (ZfNws)

603 PGA: It's a couple of days old, but it doesn't get much more cool than that.

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 05:11 AM (ZfNws)

604 Childhood home-
I'm here right now!

My parents bought this house when I was 2 1/2. They were going to sell it about 25 years ago, and move closer to my grandpa to take care of him. I remember how sad I felt. So many good memories growing up here with my siblings. Circumstances changed and they didn't sell.

After dad died and we realized that mom can't be alone, my oldest son and I play tag team, living here with her. It's odd being here in my old bedroom. It doesn't look the same- all my 'stuff' has been gone from here for some 35 plus years, none of the neighbors are the same. Some houses have changed owners several times. Mom has been here the longest. It's kind of cool to be so familiar with everything. I think it will always feel like 'home.'

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 05:18 AM (Z/jzm)

605 121 Well, except for maybe Hands On Biden. He grabs a lot of achievement, accomplishing scaring the bejeesus out of women and little kids.
Posted by: RickZ at April 12, 2019 10:35 PM (Y8PSl)

If we could find a video of him *saying* he's a very hands-on guy, and then add a slideshow of his worst handsy shots.

Posted by: m at April 13, 2019 05:20 AM (ZfNws)

606 americanthinker.com/questioning global warming
http://tinyurl.com/y22k4a38

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:21 AM (BbGew)

607 My parents still live in the house I grew up in, the first house from very early years ( 10 or 11 I think) was only a few houses down the street.

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:23 AM (BbGew)

608 Up more or less since 3am finally have a cup of coffee

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:34 AM (BbGew)

609 Also at American Thinker - Worse than Watergate

By a long shot I'd say

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:36 AM (BbGew)

610 It's in a really nice community. Lots of stuff in walking distance. Small house, but solidly built.

As kids we were very lucky that mom and dad had the foresight to buy here. Growing up in the era of free-range childhoods, we had a nice, safe place to roam.

My dad moved so many times when he was a kid, sometimes he was in 4 different schools in one year. He told me that he never wanted his kids to grow up that way. I guess his promise to us worked- 55 plus years later, still here!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 05:45 AM (Z/jzm)

611 Good idea, Skip, I think I'll go make a cup myself ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, triumphalist Trumpian at April 13, 2019 05:46 AM (wA4OO)

612 Read those, the pedophilia article is good, too

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 05:46 AM (Z/jzm)

613 Good ONT, Weird Dave. Well except that disturbing septic tank guy. Disturbing. Thunderstorm started here early, been awake since 0200, lost power 0300, finally got out of the rack at 0400 which is pretty much sop. Having good old Peet's cofveve, blood pressure normal. Mrs. E may go to a flower show around noon if not stormy. Me, I'm out there stormy or not. Her first driving since she broke her arm. Time for me to hit the bricks. May each of you return here safe and sound this evening. Later, morons/moronettes.

Posted by: Eromero at April 13, 2019 05:54 AM (qBNEP)

614 My cat Cinnamon loves baked goods crumbs

Posted by: Skip at April 13, 2019 05:56 AM (BbGew)

615 No cats here to feed to require my getting up yet. Just waiting for mom to wake up.

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 05:56 AM (Z/jzm)

616 Have a good day, Eromero!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 05:58 AM (Z/jzm)

617 Might get a chance to do some flower garden clean-up today. Otherwise it's indoor spring cleaning. But first a decent breakfast...maybe french toast. Haven't made that in a while

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 06:01 AM (Z/jzm)

618 Willowed from ont

>>Might get a chance to do some flower garden clean-up today. Otherwise it's indoor spring cleaning. But first a decent breakfast...maybe french toast. Haven't made that in a while.

Still waiting on mom to get up. Birds chirping outside, grandmother clock in hall ticking loudly, doesnt wake her up.

Im starving!

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 07:00 AM (Z/jzm)

619 Wrong thread. Oops

Posted by: My life is insanity at April 13, 2019 07:01 AM (Z/jzm)

620 I had to stop milking tits when I was 8 months.......and 60 YEARS.

Posted by: saf at April 13, 2019 07:53 AM (5IHGB)

621 Septic Tank Guy is doing the first stage of a short con, documented by SNL in their early days. (Akroyd as farmer, Belushi and Murray as his idiot sons, Newman as his daughter, Morris as hired hand, and Gary Busey as the Scum Jumper.)
Hired hand tells Farmer there's a Scum Jumper coming throught the county. Pa tells sons "If he comes here, give him a drink of water but don't give him any money for anything. I'm goin' to plow the north forty." "OK, Pa."

Handsome, raffish Scum Jumper arrives, asks for water. Sons ask what he does. "For 25 cents, I'll swim in your septic tank." "Really? Here's a quarter."
Jumper goes off camera, splashes are heard, Jumper returns covered in filth. Sons say "Eeew! That's disgusting! All right, you got your 25 cents. Now move along down the road!"
Jumper sits on the porch swing, puts heels up on the rail, leans back, cracks a predatory smile. "That 'Move along!' part? That'll be fifty dollars."
"Pa! Pa! You got fifty dollars?" "You idiots..."

Posted by: Whiggish Boffin at April 13, 2019 01:02 PM (PlFyV)

622 The Left has been trolling us for 75 years. What da f do you think "Piss Christ" was? it was epic trolling by the left and it worked like a charm. I'm not going to get my panties in a twist because we're too dignified to use their own tactics against them.

Posted by: West at April 13, 2019 02:05 PM (OkKDg)

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World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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