Saturday Afternoon Chess Thread 06-08-2019

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WIM Maria Florencia Fernández


As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.

And Moviegique's movie thread will be up later up this evening.


Easier Problem - White To Play (994)

Goal: White can force a mate in 4
Hint: Neither White's first move, nor the second, is a check


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Naturally, Stuff Like This Never Happens To Me:


(h/t to many morons who brought this to my attention)


More Challenging Problem - White To Play (995)

There are a number of ways for White to win from this position. Which line is the fastest?

Goal: Queen the h pawn, don't trade it for the knight
Hint: Lure the knight away


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Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:





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Greetings From Austria




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Solutions Update


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Pretty straightforward:

1.Nd5 Ke8

White was threatening Rf8#
2.Bh7 Bb7

This is almost a random move. There is no defense for what follows:

3.Bxg6+ Kd8
4.Rf8#


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


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1.h5!

Deprives the knight of the g6 square. The immediate 1.h7? results in 1...Ng6 2.h5 Nh8 and it's not clear how White can proceed. Any win he has is a long way off.

1...Kxe5 2.Nd7+!

2.h7 Nxh7 3.Nxh7 also wins, but not as fast.

2...Nxd7
3.h7 Nc5+
4.Ke2 ends Black's counterplay and now White's h-pawn cannot be stopped.


Hope to see you all next week!

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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:26 PM




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1 Nice

Posted by: Mick Jagger at June 08, 2019 05:28 PM (R5lpX)

2 Off Rock sock.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 08, 2019 05:29 PM (R5lpX)

3 Checkung in,

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:30 PM (BbGew)

4 Stunning, the First Lady is. And in good company. Nice.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:30 PM (lwiT4)

5 Finally got the yard done.

*thud*

Oops. *gets up, opens beer*

*thud*

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 05:30 PM (sdi6R)

6 Just got back shortly ago from the WWII reenactment weekend at Reading Pa, what a amazing amount of men, women, equipment and vehicles as well as aircraft, and a great day to go.
Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:29 PM

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:31 PM (BbGew)

7 Yowza!

Posted by: Sixkiller at June 08, 2019 05:32 PM (xR4rs)

8 The scale of Queen Elizabeth's photo vs. the other two pictures is strangely disturbing.

Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)

9 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there. Surely, she doesn't need to carry an I.D. Probably tissues, and those butterscotch candies.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (lwiT4)

10 The chess woman is quite pretty but she looks like she's wearing a ring on the side of her nose. I don't like nose jewelry.

I like the pink dress with the roses, but I think the brown and blue dress looks like something Wednesday Adams would wear to a costume party for the 19th century . Either that or the pie woman in the "Demon Barber of Fleet street" out for a fancy evening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (ahS0B)

11
Nice crown.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:34 PM (TAmPV)

12 8 The scale of Queen Elizabeth's photo vs. the other two pictures is strangely disturbing.
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)


I hadn't noticed, but she does look like some sort of hulking brute, doesn't she?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 05:34 PM (WJy0R)

13 Problem #1:
1. Nd5 Ke1 (forced or mate next move)
2. Bh7 Black hosed White's next moves are Bg6+ (forcing Ke then Rf8 mate

Posted by: S.C.U.M. (So-Called-Unbias-Media) Hunter at June 08, 2019 05:35 PM (4LbHt)

14 Game Thread:

Death Strandning, which I have mentioned here several times, finally has a release date and a release date trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu8X7vM3Avw

Inter-dimensional time traveling fetus babies. Nothing about this game seems to make any sense, but it's clearly about death in some sort of broad sense. The scenes from World War 1 seems to be taking place in some kind of purgatory or hell. Much of the game looks to be pathfinding and obstacle puzzle solving.

Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 05:36 PM (q177U)

15 What does the Queen carry in her hand bag?...Any damn thing she wants to.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 08, 2019 05:36 PM (R5lpX)

16 Das Mädl aus Österreich sieht so 'was für süß aus.

Ich werde ihr gern von den Wassern meiner Heimatwelt erzälen.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (fuK7c)

17 Sixkiller, Good to see ya. I was getting ready to send you an email.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (GFqWM)

18 Those badge/medallion things can really throw off the look of a formal gown.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (lwiT4)

19 erhzählen.

Scheisse.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (fuK7c)

20
What does the Queen carry in her hand bag?...



The family jewels.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (TAmPV)

21 All about the Queen's handbag-what's in it and how she uses coded signals with its use:

https://tinyurl.com/y6x49o5p

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 05:38 PM (ahS0B)

22 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.

Sig P229.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:39 PM (fuK7c)

23 The family jewels.
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:37 PM (TAmPV)


And a pistol to protect them.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 08, 2019 05:39 PM (R5lpX)

24 I like the pink dress with the roses, but I think the brown and blue dress looks like something Wednesday Adams would wear to a costume party for the 19th century . Either that or the pie woman in the "Demon Barber of Fleet street" out for a fancy evening.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (ahS0B)


Heh. Because it was a distraction, I cut off the bottom part of the photo which was a watermark with the website embossed on it. You'll not be surprised to learn it was https://draculaclothing.com.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (WJy0R)

25 Koch brothers to give Dems millions in 2020 to fight for amnesty and to oppose Trump.

Posted by: Ha at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (MAstk)

26 N-d5, K-e8
B-f5+, K- d8
Bxg6, ?
R-f8#
But it can't be that easy

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (BbGew)

27
Sig P229.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:39 PM (fuK7c)



Do the British make a pistol?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:41 PM (TAmPV)

28 Do the British make a pistol?

Dunno, but Bond carries a Walther.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:43 PM (fuK7c)

29
And a pistol to protect them.


Posted by: Traveling Man at June 08, 2019 05:39 PM (R5lpX)


I'm looking at you Meghan Markle.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:44 PM (TAmPV)

30 28 Do the British make a pistol?

I know some Brits who drink till midnight and piss till dawn.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at June 08, 2019 05:45 PM (aCNZ6)

31 From that article about what the queen carries in her handbag:'a throwback to her days as a girl guide - a penknife'
Wonder if the mayor of London knows. He said there is never a reason to carry a knife.

Posted by: Ray at June 08, 2019 05:45 PM (su6JA)

32 Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (WJy0R)

Yep-Dracula. I can see it working with that too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 05:45 PM (ahS0B)

33 25 Koch brothers to give Dems millions in 2020 to fight for amnesty and to oppose Trump.
Posted by: Ha at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (MAstk)


Yup. The masks are dropping off like autumn leaves.

I wonder what the Dems, who have reviled the Kochs for years, will say now?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 05:45 PM (WJy0R)

34
26
N-d5, K-e8

B-f5+, K- d8

Bxg6, ?

R-f8#

But it can't be that easy

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (BbGew)
=====================He doesn't have to Kd8, could Kf8, since B blocks R

Posted by: S.C.U.M. (So-Called-Unbias-Media) Hunter at June 08, 2019 05:45 PM (4LbHt)

35 Dunno, but Bond carries a Walther.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 05:43 PM (fuK7c)


I'm carrying more than a Walther, IYKWIM.

Posted by: Bond, James Bond&&&& at June 08, 2019 05:46 PM (R5lpX)

36 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there. Surely, she doesn't need to carry an I.D. Probably tissues, and those butterscotch candies.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (lwiT4)



It's a pistol in case Prince Charles tries to seize the throne.

The old girl and Old Blighty aren't going down without a fight.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 05:46 PM (J2mEl)

37 In the Queens handbag is hot sauce, and a 454 Wembley

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:46 PM (BbGew)

38 Do the British make a pistol?
Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:41 PM (TAmPV)

Handguns have been illegal in Britbongland for over twenty years.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 08, 2019 05:46 PM (tVQUs)

39 Hillary's brother Tony Rodham is mort

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (dm05u)

40 Apparently the Queen liked talking with Donald Trump as she didn't put her handbag on the table. He thought she was great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (ahS0B)

41 At this reenactment lots of the women had 1940s period dresses, it was like seeing the dresses here every week.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (BbGew)

42 Do the British make a pistol?

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at June 08, 2019 05:41 PM (TAmPV)

Well the Webley revolver and some good long guns of the years. But when i think of a Brit with a pistol, I would go with a Walther PPK or Browning Hi Power. I don't think the Brits made them per se but the Canadians made the Inglis.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (n13/j)

43 26 N-d5, K-e8
B-f5+, K- d8
Bxg6, ?
R-f8#
But it can't be that easy
Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (BbGew)


I think you meant 2...B-f7+, which doesn't work because 2...Kf8 spoils your line.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (WJy0R)

44 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 05:51 PM (UW+MI)

45 The photographer caught the gal in the brown dress a mere tenth of a second before she revealed herself to be the Faerie Queen of Loch Lothan and dragged his soul to her underwater kingdom.


Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 05:51 PM (J2mEl)

46 Ah, a bored-looking woman! That's familiar territory!

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 08, 2019 05:51 PM (RtI0W)

47 Hillary's brother Tony Rodham is mort
Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 05:48 PM (dm05u)


Wonder what he did to piss her off to get the Arkanside treatment.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 08, 2019 05:52 PM (R5lpX)

48 There seems to be some disagreement about Mexico buying US agricultural products...

Eric Martin@EMPosts

SCOOP: Mexico DIDN'T agree to buy more U.S. farm product as part of a tariff deal, sources tell me and @nncattan, contradicting @realDonaldTrump's claim.

Hard for Mexico to do MORE on that front. It's already the top buyer of yellow corn from Midwest states that voted for Trump

Also, Bloomberg article:

Mexico Never Agreed to Farm Deal With U.S., Contradicting Trump

https://tinyurl.com/y4kd44vt

Somebody screwed up somewhere....

Posted by: Tami at June 08, 2019 05:52 PM (cF8AT)

49 Chess Thread Geronimo!

I will take the black dress.

Dark, smokey and with a hint of mischief making.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at June 08, 2019 05:53 PM (Z+IKu)

50 That Austrian babe is lopsided. Only one dimple.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at June 08, 2019 05:54 PM (3tlgA)

51 Thinking of a 20 minute nap

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 05:54 PM (BbGew)

52 I think dresses are more attractive when there's a woman in them.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 05:55 PM (UW+MI)

53 I love the 1950s dress at the top but the brown striped and flouncy steampunk dress is mos def my fave. I also like seeing the queen wearing her crown. She rocks some awesome hats too. You go, Liz!

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 08, 2019 05:55 PM (myjNJ)

54 Easy Problem

1. Nd5 Ke8 (or 2. Rf8#)
2. Bh7 any
3. Bxg6+ Kd8
4. Rf8#

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 05:56 PM (vWMNq)

55 Speaking of dead folk-

Dr John died yesterday.

RIP.


I'm sure he'll get a rather grand New Orleans style funeral march.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 05:57 PM (J2mEl)

56 9 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there. Surely, she doesn't need to carry an I.D. Probably tissues, and those butterscotch candies.

Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (lwiT4)


The football. Britain is a nuclear power, you know.

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 05:57 PM (sdi6R)

57 Thanks for bringing her back, OM. Looks like an ao dai ..... on a Korean,
standing underneath cherry blossoms. Miss Greater East Asia Co-prosperity sphere, perhaps?


And you really oughta show Melania's amazing outfits during the whole UK
state visit - I think Brits and Euros saw her, even if Americans were shielded from it by the "press".

Posted by: rhomboid at June 08, 2019 05:58 PM (QDnY+)

58 The football. Britain is a nuclear power, you know.
Posted by: rickl

She gets to call it ?

Not the PM or the DH or the BM ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:00 PM (UW+MI)

59 Posted by: grammie winger at June 08, 2019 05:33 PM (lwiT4)

A Webley .455!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 08, 2019 06:01 PM (AZxMX)

60 Here's Dr John's best album, "Gumbo" in full.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?

v=gQs4pC2Ah3U&list=PLyoaJi9Dhk9x9UDoDaXLVRQ2

YMd9nN4SC&index=2&t=0s

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Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:01 PM (J2mEl)

61 Looking for qdp. Too early for movie thread, but I have Habitat and movers coming on Wed. Found Godfather I, II and III on video, III is directors cut. Star Trek five movies, unopened video of dead calm, conspiracy theory, lethal weapon, Kissinger an Nixon, Apollo 13, saving private ryan.

Learned that the dresser thy are going to get is made of mahogany. I am so torn. I won't live for ever either,

Posted by: Infidel at June 08, 2019 06:02 PM (xzK3J)

62 Thanks for bringing her back, OM. Looks like an ao dai ..... on a Korean,
standing underneath cherry blossoms. Miss Greater East Asia Co-prosperity sphere, perhaps?


She drove Platypus over the edge.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (UW+MI)

63 Here's Dr John's 2nd best album, "Goin Back to New Orleans":

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?

list=OLAK5uy_l5E3x0jippbVOWSbdzs_YuN7FD2q3isSQ

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Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (J2mEl)

64 Still have 2 more cabinets to go thru.

Posted by: Infidel at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (xzK3J)

65 Chink!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (j84Xz)

66 More Challenging Problem

1. h5 black must move a or b pawns or lose material.
2. h7 queens on following move and cannot be stopped.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)

67 Heh. White hispanic.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 06:04 PM (j84Xz)

68 Chink!
Posted by: Mike Hammer

That's not nice !

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:04 PM (UW+MI)

69 Here's Dr John's creepiest voodoo song,

"I Walk on Gilded Splinters"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWvdO3l4_P8

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:05 PM (J2mEl)

70 Yeah Tami as I've been saying since last night, I don't get the ag buy thing. Either how it would work, or even why Trump is talking about it. Odd.


And as for Koch bros., just the most open and active about the idiocy of no border/no immigration rule of law. The electorate as a whole tolerates it. The GOP more than tolerates it - still.


When you have even Ted Cruz doing the tactically idiotic thing over tariffs [couldn't keep his mouth shut for a week, when he knows it's poker and OUR hand depends on him keeping his boring reservations to himself], even though sectors in his own state are over-run, not much reason for optimism overall.


Not a serious country.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 08, 2019 06:06 PM (QDnY+)

71 the Queen without a handbag.

A pistol and some leftover corgi treat dust.

Posted by: DaveA at June 08, 2019 06:06 PM (FhXTo)

72 Probably tissues, and those butterscotch candies.
Posted by: grammie winger
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I second the .455, also, doggeh treats for the Corgis.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 06:07 PM (j84Xz)

73 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.

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Morning after pill.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 06:08 PM (+y/Ru)

74 Here's Dr John's creepiest voodoo song,

"I Walk on Gilded Splinters"

Perhaps if he sat on them, the song would have a livelier tempo.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:08 PM (UW+MI)

75 57 Thanks for bringing her back, OM. Looks like an ao dai ..... on a Korean,
standing underneath cherry blossoms. Miss Greater East Asia Co-prosperity sphere, perhaps?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 08, 2019 05:58 PM (QDnY+)


Different model, I think.

Very pretty, though.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:08 PM (WJy0R)

76 The Queen is old school.
Inside the bag is Winston's C96.
From the Boer War.

Posted by: 1921 C DRUM at June 08, 2019 06:09 PM (h7sWp)

77 She has always dressed to hide it, but if you look at, for instance, old WWII photos in uniform, it shows. Queen Elizabeth had a terrific rack.

Posted by: Eeyore at June 08, 2019 06:09 PM (VaN/j)

78 Lovely dress choices! I love Victorian goth so the brown dress is my jam. And I love a good dirndl.

I had so much fun watching all the pretty fashion pics of Melania this week. From the first orange London print silk dress to the end. Melania often goes full vavavoom eleganza on Europe trips to Italy or France, as a former model should. Show macrons wife and the others how to do it properly. But I loved how everything for the British leg of the trip was crisp, elegant, regal, yet a wee bit demure. Except the white dress above, which had a bit more edge. She has looked stunningly chic the whole trip. And the d-day stuff looked beautiful but respectful.

I also enjoyed seeing the clothes of the trump entourage! Some good dresses there. I do miss Hope Hicks, she was a style goddess. I did wonder what she would have worn to the big formal eve with the queen. Left is doing their best right now to get her into prison stripes or orange.

Posted by: LizLem at June 08, 2019 06:10 PM (VjxvX)

79 Hilary's life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:10 PM (UW+MI)

80 She has always dressed to hide it, but if you look at, for instance, old WWII photos in uniform, it shows. Queen Elizabeth had a terrific rack.
Posted by: Eeyore
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She may be the last genuinely civilized person alive.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 06:11 PM (j84Xz)

81 Well, the cataract surgery is over. Quite a long drawn out process. Now have to wait for the eyes to heal, so I can get a prescription for close up.

Posted by: Ronster at June 08, 2019 06:11 PM (JbxTp)

82 I can get a prescription for close up.
Posted by: Ronster
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Is that you, Norma Desmond?

But seriously...everyone I know who has been through it is happy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 08, 2019 06:13 PM (j84Xz)

83 1. h5 black must move a or b pawns or lose material.
2. h7 queens on following move and cannot be stopped.
Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 06:03 PM (vWMNq)


So if you're playing Black, is it your intention to keep the knight on f8?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:14 PM (WJy0R)

84 >>> Hilarys life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.

Or twilight zone. Russians are on the wing of the plane!!

Posted by: LizLem at June 08, 2019 06:14 PM (VjxvX)

85 She carries the handbag when out in public, or outside the private residential area of the palace.

Posted by: JAS at June 08, 2019 06:14 PM (I5SAg)

86 Hilary's life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.

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I wish she'd do The Lady Vanishes.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 06:15 PM (+y/Ru)

87 68 Chink!
Posted by: Mike Hammer

That's not nice !
Posted by: JT at June 08


Funny story....

Our daughter is adopted from China. When she was about 4-5yrs old, her favorite color was pink. Everyone called the girl pinky or pink. We were out shopping and i said to her, c'mon. I started to say child at the same time as I said Pink and it got all scrambled up and came out ... "c,Mon chink." The lady standing a few feet away looked over, realized my girl was asian, and glared at me like I was the worst person in the world. I just laughed, pick the child up and said come on pinky!
I don't really give a crooked fuck what some outrage addict thinks.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 08, 2019 06:15 PM (myjNJ)

88 But seriously...everyone I know who has been through it is happy.

ibid

me included

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:16 PM (UW+MI)

89 Chinky!

Posted by: Hedley Lamar at June 08, 2019 06:17 PM (9SkN+)

90 In one of the Brit papers when the Trumps and the Brit royal family are attending another ceremony in Britain the queen's spectacles are the auto-darkening ones. I noticed because folks mentioned that some of the twats were criticizing Melania for having sunglasses for the D-D ceremony at Normandy.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 08, 2019 06:17 PM (rhI1M)

91 Okay, the princess on the left has a dress made from Swifter cleaning pads.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:17 PM (SpqyT)

92 I don't really give a crooked fuck what some outrage addict thinks.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at June 08, 2019 06:15 PM (myjNJ)

Scoldy woman probably thought you had her making shoes or doing the laundry for the whole house.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 06:18 PM (SUV+r)

93
Hilary's life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.
Posted by: JT

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Ooh. Expound.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 08, 2019 06:18 PM (13CQC)

94 How about a dog and a rabbit playing Jenga??

https://twitter.com/Goblinshark7/status/1136639063409213440

Posted by: andycanuck at June 08, 2019 06:19 PM (Dh1wo)

95 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.

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A reverse mortgage application.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 08, 2019 06:19 PM (9SkN+)

96 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.

Her service Webley in case one of the family goes feral.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:20 PM (SpqyT)

97 Once a queen wins the blue ribbon, does she get to keep it forever?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (9SkN+)

98 I really like the bright pink dress with roses. I definitely would have worn that in my twenties.

Not a fan of the Elvira dress although looks like many of you are.

Love the three regal ladies in white.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (aXucN)

99 95 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.

==

A jeweled shiv

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (dm05u)

100 Hilary's life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.
Posted by: JT

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Ooh. Expound.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Well over a HUNDRED people who have crossed paths with her are dead !

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (UW+MI)

101
Hilary's life is turning into an Alfred Hitchcock episode.
Posted by: JT



Shouldn't she be put down in the root cellar by now?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (oVJmc)

102
g'early evenin, 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (euto3)

103 83 So if you're playing Black, is it your intention to keep the knight on f8?


After 1. h5.

1 ... Nd7 2. Nxd7 Kxd7 and pawn on h6 queens.

1. ... Nh7 2. Nxh7 and white N can escape

1. ... Ng6 2. hxg6 and Black can stop h pawn but he's down a N.

Black can only trade N at the expense of the h-pawn queening otherwise he loses the N and White wins easily.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 06:22 PM (vWMNq)

104 Also, those medals she has. Who awards the queen medals? And what kind of medals does a queen get?

BEST QUEEN EVER?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 08, 2019 06:22 PM (9SkN+)

105 the Queen without a handbag

remote control shock collar for Charles.

Posted by: DaveA at June 08, 2019 06:23 PM (FhXTo)

106 I don't believe I've ever seen the Queen without a handbag. I wonder what she keeps in there.


Charles' agonizer.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 08, 2019 06:23 PM (oVJmc)

107 HRH's bag? 45 minute supply of good gin.

Posted by: klaftern at June 08, 2019 06:23 PM (RuIsu)

108 So all the talk of the queen keeping a Wembley or similar in her handbag. What a cool Bond scene would it be if Bond has run out of ammo or sumptin in a scene where the royals are being attacked and the queen fires her Wembley, taking out one of the bad guys and then hands it to Bond to finish clearing the room?

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at June 08, 2019 06:23 PM (rhI1M)

109 A jeweled shiv


Better be careful. I missed the thread but I understand the bluebell shivved herself yesterday.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:24 PM (fuK7c)

110 A party that cannot rid itself of the Clintons or the Obamas is not worth keeping. This goes double for the GOPe.

Posted by: DaveA at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (FhXTo)

111 did i mention that the lewis chessmen were discovered by a relative of president trump?

i think i did!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (Pg+x7)

112 I've often wondered what women wearing an off the shoulder top are saying. Just an academic question, as my bride of 50 years no longer wears them and I am terrified to ask her why she did.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (l8bpM)

113 ... twice!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (Pg+x7)

114 Catherine in Golden Isis has a Webley she uses to deftly dispatch two Nazi SS goons.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (SpqyT)

115 Bluebell, when I read what you did to your finger, my scrotum shrunk a coupla sizes.

You're in my prayers,

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:26 PM (UW+MI)

116 Well over a HUNDRED people who have crossed paths with her are dead !

-
Like Joseph Cotton in Shadow of a Doubt.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 06:26 PM (+y/Ru)

117 uh oh

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:26 PM (SpqyT)

118 Better be careful. I missed the thread but I understand the bluebell shivved herself yesterday.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:24 PM (fuK7c)
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I'm right here, you know.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (aXucN)

119 Is there a chess set with corgis for pawns?

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (rnAwa)

120 Puma!!!!!!!!

Posted by: The Barrel at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (fuK7c)

121 OM, what's the odds of getting these pretty chessplaying ladies to wear some of these dresses? Two birds, one stone. So to speak.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (qBNEP)

122 Bag of holding for the machine gun

http://i.___ur.com/YG9q59c.jpg

Posted by: DaveA at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (FhXTo)

123
greetings from the MiMoMe

sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food

Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3)

124 JT, thank you for your prayers, I'm sure they helped! But you can take me off your list because I'm just fine. I'll be chopping again in no time. In fact, I was slicing rolls today and my daughter was watching me like a hawk.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (aXucN)

125 Melania is just...wow! Next to her Jackie O looks like a wet dishrag.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (LCbYb)

126 I'm right here, you know.

Posted by: bluebell


Oh.

*waves*

How's the paw?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (fuK7c)

127 98 I really like the bright pink dress with roses.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (aXucN)
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To hide blood splatter?

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 06:29 PM (MVjcR)

128 She might be a cute girl without the metal in her face.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 08, 2019 06:29 PM (JUOKG)

129 HI THERE, MIMOME PEOPLE!

I'M SHOUTING SO YOU CAN HEAR ME FROM FAR AWAY.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:29 PM (aXucN)

130 greetings from the MiMoMe

sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food
Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3

*waves*

Tell Helena I said hey!

Have fun, and lawyer up when the cops show up.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 06:30 PM (SUV+r)

131 Just fine, Bander, thank you. The embalming worked.

And howdy Weasel!

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:30 PM (aXucN)

132
greetings from the MiMoMe

sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food
Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3)
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Howdy all!

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 06:30 PM (MVjcR)

133 103
83 So if you're playing Black, is it your intention to keep the knight on f8?


I looked at the goal, which says to Queen the h-pawn but in the case that Black trades Knights, he queens. In the other two cases he is at least up a Knight.

Looking again it appears that the h-pawn cannot be stopped in any of the 3 lines where Black moves the N.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 06:31 PM (vWMNq)

134 Watch it.

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 08, 2019 06:31 PM (rnAwa)

135 I'm right here, you know.



Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:27 PM (aXucN)


I almost took off the tip of my left forefinger last year. The nail stopped the knife. It took 7 stitches to re-attach it. My son gave me a pair of these for Christmas.

https://tinyurl.com/yy8p6xyx

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 08, 2019 06:31 PM (l8bpM)

136 *waves to Eris and rolls a few frags into the Barrel*

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:31 PM (SpqyT)

137 Korean smoke show!

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 08, 2019 06:33 PM (wPEIy)

138 103 1. ... Ng6 2. hxg6 and Black can stop h pawn but he's down a N.


I was wrong here. The pawn on f7 is in the way of the King. So the h-pawn queens in all cases.

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 08, 2019 06:33 PM (vWMNq)

139 OK, so I'm at a yard sale this AM and I ask the guy if he has any books.

He says "Books ? Nooooooooo, if you want books, you'll have to go up to the farm"

(And I thought I was AT the farm !)

So, I get back in the car and go down the road, and I find the farm. Only its not a farm its a NUTHOUSE !

There must have been over ONE HUNDRED No Parking signs.

Perhaps, someone could have put up a sign telling me where I COULD park !

But Nooooooooo !

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:33 PM (UW+MI)

140 I really like the bright pink dress with roses. I definitely would have worn that in my twenties...

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (aXucN)



Naturally, the baggy sleeves would've hidden the shivs strapped to your upper arms.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:33 PM (J2mEl)

141 incidentally, and appropriately, since this is a thread that combines sports with ladies in their finery -

the belmont stakes post time in 2 minutes, 6:35.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:34 PM (Pg+x7)

142 greetings from the MiMoMe
sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, trev
we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food

Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3)


Hi y'all! I wish I could be there with you!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:34 PM (WJy0R)

143 ... and they're...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:35 PM (Pg+x7)

144 I'm not getting anywhere with the chess problems, despite reading the hints.

For Problem 1, Nd5 threatens Rf8#, but the hint says the first two moves are not checks. So I dunno.

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 06:36 PM (sdi6R)

145 I almost took off the tip of my left forefinger last year. The nail stopped the knife. It took 7 stitches to re-attach it. My son gave me a pair of these for Christmas.

https://tinyurl.com/yy8p6xyx
Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at June 08, 2019 06:31 PM (l8bpM)
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Ouch! Your injury was way worse than mine. No stitches for me, they just had to put a tourniquet on it to stop the bleeding and then fill with Dermabond. It doesn't even hurt now, and I'm convinced it's because I kept ice on it for three hours when I was trying to stop the bleeding.

As for the glove, guess what - I have one in a box in my pantry. I'm not so smart, am I.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:36 PM (aXucN)

146
Group 2 and an Owner-Handled Group 4 for Miss Delilah at today's Acadiana KC show in Lake Charles. Her Majesty said Lila was pouting and out of sorts today. To be sure, she's had to work hard and it's been brutally hot. Home and rest will be the best medicine.

Her Majesty flits in, gets packed and flits off to New York for her first AKC Delegates meeting, representing the Borzoi Club of America. Me? I stay at home all the time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 06:36 PM (Wx/+I)

147 Melania is the most elegant, hottest FLOTUS ever. Never thought elegant and hot could coexist but they do on her. Shut it down, retire her number. No future POTUS wife could compare.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 06:36 PM (LCbYb)

148 ... late...

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:37 PM (Pg+x7)

149 http://i.___ur.com/YG9q59c.jpg

(a) Pixy eats the letters i m g. Bit.ly is your friend.

(ii) Cool, but a photoshop.

(3) Princess Elizabeth with an Enfield: http://bit.ly/2Xziv0T

(Four) QE II checking out some sort of bullpup at Bisley shooting range: http://bit.ly/2MCj4pB

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:37 PM (fuK7c)

150

Hi Pug!!

We kilt some clays today.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 08, 2019 06:38 PM (DMmrw)

151 ... and they're off!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:39 PM (Pg+x7)

152 Can you get a baked potato with your Belmont Steaks?

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:39 PM (J2mEl)

153 That Canadian looks awfully frumpy next to the two queens.

Posted by: Regular Dennis Reynolds at June 08, 2019 06:39 PM (6/uwW)

154 did i mention that the lewis chessmen were discovered by a relative of president trump?

i think i did!
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:25 PM (Pg+x7)
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Were they really, chimp? I did not know that. Pretty cool.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:39 PM (aXucN)

155
Melania is the most elegant, hottest FLOTUS ever.

Wait till Buttigieg's squeeze lights it up!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 06:40 PM (Wx/+I)

156 Great race.

Good jockey on Sir Winston.

Posted by: naturalfake at June 08, 2019 06:43 PM (J2mEl)

157 So, the missing piece was a "warder", which is the same as a ♜

Posted by: t-bird at June 08, 2019 06:45 PM (Y9zp1)

158 Woo hoo!

Epic comeback win by Florida State against LSU in Game 1.

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 06:45 PM (XAYDB)

159 I'm liking the Phillies' Jay Bruce acquisition. I may even go to a game this summer. Pivetta pitched a CG today.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 06:45 PM (LCbYb)

160 So, I went to another yard sale but they had crap, so now I'm gonna swing by my local diner and I'm gonna get a ham and cheese omelet w/ rye toast.

And there's this guy, and he won't STFU and I don't wanna get sucked into one of his Never ending conversations.

I've actually felt my beard growing whilst he's just YAPPING away

He asks me if wy car's engine is a 6 or 8 cyl. Without stopping I say 8 just to say something.

And he says "Oh I don't think they make an 8 cyl"

And I had to bite my tongue to keep from yelling "Then WHAT the PHUC did you ask me for"?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:46 PM (UW+MI)

161 Buttplug looks like he is 10 years old. What a loser.

Posted by: Ronster at June 08, 2019 06:46 PM (JbxTp)

162
Hi Pug!!

We kilt some clays today.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at June 08, 2019 06:38 PM (DMmrw)

Cool. Dang clays had it comin' I'm sure.

I'm still planning on attending the Texas shindig, whenever that is. Saving up my vacation time.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 06:46 PM (SUV+r)

163 Fen, thanks for linking the article about the Queen's handbag. Very interesting. But if she really carries half the things they say she does, she'd need a Mary Poppins bag.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:46 PM (aXucN)

164 I even liked Bruce when he was on that great Reds line up with Joey V et al.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 06:48 PM (LCbYb)

165 137 Korean smoke show!
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 08, 2019 06:33 PM (wPEIy)


This one is Vietnamese, I think.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:48 PM (WJy0R)

166 bootygig > buttplug

Posted by: BourbonChicken at June 08, 2019 06:48 PM (rnAwa)

167 JT, you go to yard sales every weekend, don't you? I love them but don't let myself go anymore because I have no room for anything else. Do you find nice things?

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:48 PM (aXucN)

168 Greetings From Austria



--Gruess Gott!!

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 06:48 PM (XAYDB)

169 SIR WINSTON wins the Belmont stakes.

Posted by: Redenzo at June 08, 2019 06:49 PM (14qvS)

170 Wait till Buttigieg's squeeze lights it up!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 06:40 PM (Wx/+I)


That sounds vaguely disturbing.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:49 PM (WJy0R)

171 169 SIR WINSTON wins the Belmont stakes.
Posted by: Redenzo at June 08, 2019 06:49 PM (14qvS)

--Craziest Triple Crown I've ever seen.

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 06:50 PM (XAYDB)

172 JT, you go to yard sales every weekend, don't you? I love them but don't let myself go anymore because I have no room for anything else. Do you find nice things?
Posted by: bluebell

Not today, I didn't.

I found THE FARM which was really a NUTHOUSE.

And I'll be giving that place a wide berth in the future.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:51 PM (UW+MI)

173 Follow up to Oberlin's legal problems:

https://tinyurl.com/y5rmb4t7

Their insurer most likely will not pay out if the college makes a claim on the legal judgments against them.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 06:51 PM (Y4EXg)

174 Wait till Buttigieg's squeeze lights it up!!!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 06:40 PM (Wx/+I)

That sounds vaguely disturbing.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 06:49 PM (WJy0R)

I was thinking "profoundly disturbing."

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 06:51 PM (SUV+r)

175 What does the queen do, exactly? How is she considered a leader when she allowed her subjects to welfare and social justice themselves into oblivion? They went from the dominant force in the world to a sniveling joke during her "reign".

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:52 PM (dNzKv)

176 bluebell: yes!

trump's mother was born mary macleod on the isle of lewis, one of the outer hebrides, in 1912. the chessmen were found by one malcolm macleod of the village of pennydonald on the isle of lewis in 1831. it's such a small island they must be relatives, perhaps malcolm was a cousin or great uncle.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 06:52 PM (Pg+x7)

177 So come budget time Oberlin College will be re-enacting Game of Thrones Red Wedding scene?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:53 PM (SpqyT)

178 173 Follow up to Oberlin's legal problems:

https://tinyurl.com/y5rmb4t7

Their insurer most likely will not pay out if the college makes a claim on the legal judgments against them.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

*breath*

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 06:51 PM (Y4EXg)

--Couldn't have happened to a better bunch of people.

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 06:53 PM (XAYDB)

179

If elected, Buttigieg, the 37-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana, would likely be the first president with student loan debt.

In his financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics in mid-May, Buttigieg reported that he and his "husband" have between $110,000 and $265,000 in student loan debt.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 06:54 PM (aKsyK)

180 Is there a movie thread tonite ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:54 PM (UW+MI)

181 sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food
Posted by: AltonJackson

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Why in heaven's name do you want to kill the mexican food?


Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (Y4EXg)

182 Fen, thanks for linking the article about the Queen's handbag. Very interesting. But if she really carries half the things they say she does, she'd need a Mary Poppins bag.
Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:46 PM (aXucN)

Is she a .45 gal or a 9mm or, gasp, a .380? Maybe an old school derringer?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (dNzKv)

183 In his financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics in mid-May, Buttigieg reported that he and his "husband" have between $110,000 and $265,000 in student loan debt.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 06:54 PM (aKsyK)
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Between? You mean they can't nail it down any further than that?

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (aXucN)

184 What does the queen do, exactly? How is she considered a leader when she allowed her subjects to welfare and social justice themselves into oblivion?


In the US the President is both head of government and head of state. In many countries these roles are divided. Many parliamentary systems have a PM as head of government and a president as head of state.

The Queen is head of state. She represents the UK to the outside world but she does not govern.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (fuK7c)

185
Sauteeing baby bella mushrooms in butter and garlic. Her Majesty will be arriving hungry.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 06:56 PM (Wx/+I)

186 greetings from the MiMoMe

sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food
Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3)

===

L'chaim!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at June 08, 2019 06:56 PM (EZebt)

187 A jeweled shiv

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 06:21 PM (dm05u)

Bluebell approves!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 08, 2019 06:56 PM (AZxMX)

188 In his financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics in mid-May, Buttigieg reported that he and his "husband" have between $110,000 and $265,000 in student loan debt.


Really? He was navy. They didn't cover plus pay GI bill for graduate school?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:56 PM (dNzKv)

189 greetings from the MiMoMe

sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev

we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food
Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3

*waves*

Tell Helena I said hey!

Have fun, and lawyer up when the cops show up.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 06:30 PM (SUV+r)


That's sounds like good fun. Part of me would love to attend such a gathering but I'm such an introverted recluse. A man born to live in solitude who accidentally ended up surrounded by crying children and snot nosed teenagers.

Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)

190 Is she a .45 gal or a 9mm or, gasp, a .380? Maybe an old school derringer?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (dNzKv)
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Actually, a pocket knife, if you believe the article.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (aXucN)

191 sitting here with Helena Handbasket, All Hail Eris, Shibumi, Bozo Conservative, hogmartin, & trev


Are you at the whaddyacallit ?

Hello to everyone !

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (UW+MI)

192
Between? You mean they can't nail it down any further than that?
Posted by: bluebell


The report requires a range rather than a specific dollar amount. Chris Meagher, a campaign spokesman, said the exact amount is $131,296.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (aKsyK)

193 *keeps reading*

Oberlin not only kept the Alumni in the dark about this case, but according to the insurance company they were kept in the dark also.

Oberlin's legal defense plan for this case is rapidly heading into the classrooms as a lesson on how NOT to conduct a defense.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (SpqyT)

194 Is she a .45 gal or a 9mm or, gasp, a .380? Maybe an old school derringer?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (dNzKv)


Please, Webley .455

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 08, 2019 06:58 PM (AZxMX)

195 The Queen is head of state. She represents the UK to the outside world but she does not govern.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 06:55 PM (fuK7c)


Well, they have a foreign minister for that. Basically she is just a welfare queen.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 06:58 PM (dNzKv)

196 Do we need to consider a drinking thread some day. It could be a virtual MoMe. A drunken cyber MoMe. Or is that what the ONT is like?

Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:58 PM (q177U)

197 Actually, a pocket knife, if you believe the article.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (aXucN)


That's what "they" want you to think!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 08, 2019 06:59 PM (AZxMX)

198 Good Saturday evening, Maroons!
Got the garden in today, cleaned the Boston Whaler, put batteries in - started in first second.
Took a nap.
No sitting with wine and peanuts.
What a gorgeous NH day.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 06:59 PM (Hfi05)

199 Thank you, Bertram Cabot.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:59 PM (aXucN)

200 Well, they have a foreign minister for that.


No, the foreign minister is a cabinet official, a member of government. Betsy is not government.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 07:00 PM (fuK7c)

201 No sitting with wine and peanuts.

You have to stand for that ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:00 PM (UW+MI)

202 ... per wikipedia, the clan macleod of lewis is one of three macleod clans, traces its origins to the 14th century, and ultimately genetically is linked to norse ancestors in the mists of time.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:00 PM (Pg+x7)

203 That's sounds like good fun. Part of me would love to attend such a gathering but I'm such an introverted recluse. A man born to live in solitude who accidentally ended up surrounded by crying children and snot nosed teenagers.
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)

I'm of the same mindset, but I've summoned up my nerve and have been to two of Westminsterdogshows CO Morondezvous (morondezvouses?) and had a great time. the Horde is a unique and friendly group of folks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 07:01 PM (SUV+r)

204 Well, they have a foreign minister for that.


No, the foreign minister is a cabinet official, a member of government. Betsy is not government.


Makes me glad Washington kicked Cornwallis in the nuts.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at June 08, 2019 07:01 PM (dNzKv)

205
Please, Webley .455
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


http://www.imfdb.org/images/4/49/Zardoz1.jpg

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 07:01 PM (aKsyK)

206 Part of me would love to attend such a gathering but I'm such an introverted recluse. A man born to live in solitude who accidentally ended up surrounded by crying children and snot nosed teenagers.
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)


Not true, Morons clean up well before a MoMe, and are on their best manners.

There is no crying at a MoMe.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:02 PM (sy5kK)

207 Oberlin's legal defense plan for this case is rapidly heading into the classrooms as a lesson on how NOT to conduct a defense.
Posted by: Anna Puma

-----

Didja notice who the counsel for defense (Oberlin) was?

None other than Mr. Josh Mandel, failed R candidate for US senator seat (OH). He could have easily beaten Sherrod Brown *spit* but now I'm second guessing my support for him.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:02 PM (Y4EXg)

208 JT, I've been waiting - two weeks - for the edit feature with my linoleum membership upgrade.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:03 PM (Hfi05)

209 180 Is there a movie thread tonite ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:54 PM (UW+MI)


Yes.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:03 PM (WJy0R)

210 196 Do we need to consider a drinking thread some day. It could be a virtual MoMe. A drunken cyber MoMe. Or is that what the ONT is like?
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:58 PM (q177U)


Many nights, that is EXACTLY what an ONT is.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:03 PM (sy5kK)

211 The Queen carries the same pistol James Bond carries. No, not that James Bond, the real James Bond, Sean Connery. It's a Walther of course.

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 07:04 PM (qBNEP)

212 207
Didja notice who the counsel for defense (Oberlin) was?

None other than Mr. Josh Mandel, failed R candidate for US senator seat (OH). He could have easily beaten Sherrod Brown *spit* but now I'm second guessing my support for him.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:02 PM (Y4EXg)


Note how an R lawyer has no problem defending a left-wing SJW propaganda mill.

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 07:04 PM (sdi6R)

213 ... i doubt that donald knows of his link to the lewis chessmen.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:04 PM (Pg+x7)

214 Hello from the MIMoMe

Posted by: hogmartin at June 08, 2019 07:06 PM (mAkQz)

215 ... perhaps trump can offer the british museum a renovation of the room housing the lewis chessmen - you know, marble, polished brass and gold and emblazoned "trump presents the lewis chessmen"!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (Pg+x7)

216 206 Part of me would love to attend such a gathering but I'm such an introverted recluse. A man born to live in solitude who accidentally ended up surrounded by crying children and snot nosed teenagers.
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)


I, too, am an introverted recluse, and I had a great time at the PNW MoMe.

Also, I suspected that the average age on the HQ tends up high rather than low. The MoMe confirmed my suspicion.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (WJy0R)

217 Cat-ass Trophy-

Yeah, the student loan thing makes no sense.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (wPEIy)

218 Adding a layer, the Governor General of Canada is the representative of Her Sovereign Majesty in Ottawa.

Justin Pudeau is still using training wheels on his bicycle.

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (XAYDB)

219 Note how an R lawyer has no problem defending a left-wing SJW propaganda mill.

Posted by: rickl at June 08, 2019 07:04 PM (sdi6R)

The operative word there is "lawyer"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (AZxMX)

220 Alton, you guys take special care of Helena Handbasket,

She is a special Lady.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (GFqWM)

221 180 Is there a movie thread tonite ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 06:54 PM (UW+MI)

Yes.
Posted by: OregonMuse.

I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (UW+MI)

222 I'm glad your finger is better,bluebell

Posted by: vmom superior, order of sweet merciless ninjas at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (dm05u)

223 ... or maybe the museum can rebrand them "the trump chessmen". it'd be huge!

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (Pg+x7)

224 214 Hello from the MIMoMe

Posted by: hogmartin at June 08, 2019 07:06 PM (mAkQz)


Are you drunk yet?

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (WJy0R)

225
A man born to live in solitude who accidentally ended up surrounded by crying children and snot nosed teenagers.

Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 06:57 PM (q177U)


Just like me, but I ended up with a dozen imbecile dogs to take care of.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (Wx/+I)

226 I kept trying to figure out who nose ring chess girl reminded me of, and I think I know. She looks like an older Suri Cruise, Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise's daughter.

Posted by: Lady in Black, Death to the Man Bun at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (JoUsr)

227 Ok, serious question brought on by chess grand mistress - ooh, I like that term - at top. When women with nose gear blow their noses, does it leak a bit?
Never been brave enough to ask one in person.
And what's with all the ear gauging nowadays? That's just gross.
Bluebell, you don't have those accoutrements, do you?

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:09 PM (Hfi05)

228 Can Oberlin appeal? If yes I hope Mandel stays on as counsel.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 07:09 PM (LCbYb)

229 I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (UW+MI)


Which is good, because it's Moviegique tonight.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:10 PM (WJy0R)

230 217 Cat-ass Trophy-

Yeah, the student loan thing makes no sense.
Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (wPEIy)

I am guessing that since they are married, they combined assets, and the potentially First American Gentleman has the debt, while Mayor Pete got his school paid for by the VA benefits he is entitled to.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:10 PM (sy5kK)

231 The scale of Queen Elizabeth's photo vs. the other two pictures is strangely disturbing.
Posted by: Max Power at June 08, 2019 05:32 PM (q177U)

I hadn't noticed, but she does look like some sort of hulking brute, doesn't she?



It's Richard Kiel in drag

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:10 PM (5tts3)

232 For the punitive damages phase if I was Gibson's legal team I would be moving Heaven and Hell to get Oberlin's letter to the Alumni submitted as proof of the college's malicious intent.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:11 PM (SpqyT)

233 hogmartin, you guys only have faux Mexican food.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:11 PM (GFqWM)

234 I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.
Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:08 PM (UW+MI)

Which is good, because it's Moviegique tonight.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:10 PM (WJy0R)

and another reason

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 07:11 PM (n13/j)

235 They Might Be Giants -- "Chess Piece Face"

https://youtu.be/djn0PJfl_8o

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:11 PM (XAYDB)

236
Can Oberlin appeal?

"LOLGF. Denied." - Appeals Court

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (Wx/+I)

237 228 Can Oberlin appeal? If yes I hope Mandel stays on as counsel.
Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 07:09 PM (LCbYb)


Their liability insurance vendor cannot be happy.

Wonder if they will jack up the rates, or just cancel them?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (sy5kK)

238 It's Richard Kiel in drag
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:10 PM (5tts3)


That would be quite unsettling as Kiel died several years ago.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (WJy0R)

239 Koch brothers to give Dems millions in 2020 to fight for amnesty and to oppose Trump.

Posted by: Ha at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (MAstk)


I wonder if that will win them any love from the left?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (5tts3)

240 if this is the game thread then people are saying very good things about Outer Wilds. If you're into All You Need Is Kill and Everspace, this is the one for you; except more on the exploration and less on the kill.

Also, the manga weebs are commenting about the Star Ocean series. They recommended "Till the End of Time" for Ps2 and, not quite as much, its prequel "The Last Hope" for Ps3-4 (remastered in 2017). They tell me to stay the hell away from "Integrity and Faithlessness".

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 07:13 PM (ykYG2)

241 "Buttigieg reported that he and his "husband" have between $110,000 and $265,000 in student loan debt"

That is insane. And these people want to rule us. It cannot be.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 07:13 PM (UdKB7)

242 I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.

It's a gique thread tonight. You can ask TJM(adison) next week.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 07:13 PM (fuK7c)

243 With Liberty Insurance's legal filings both with Oberlin and the Judge now as part of the court record, I can think they can legally say to Oberlin to drop dead and pay for it yourself.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:15 PM (SpqyT)

244 236
Can Oberlin appeal?

"LOLGF. Denied." - Appeals Court
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (Wx/+I)

The complete question is, can Oberlin appeal to an Hawaiian Judge?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:15 PM (sy5kK)

245 That would be quite unsettling as Kiel died several years ago.


Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (WJy0R)


He didn't though. He went into hiding and reemerged as a Queen Elizabeth II impersonator. And a damn good one at that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:16 PM (5tts3)

246 It's a gique thread tonight

What the hell is that ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:16 PM (UW+MI)

247 Nothing about this game seems to make any sense, but it's clearly about death in some sort of broad sense.

In other words : Japan.

But it's Hideo Kojima so might be good.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 07:16 PM (ykYG2)

248 He didn't though. He went into hiding and reemerged as a Queen Elizabeth II impersonator. And a damn good one at that.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:16 PM (5tts3)

Took a while for him to stop saying Eegah, though.

(muffled voice) Watch out for snakes!

Posted by: Pug Mahon at June 08, 2019 07:17 PM (SUV+r)

249 239 Koch brothers to give Dems millions in 2020 to fight for amnesty and to oppose Trump.

Posted by: Ha at June 08, 2019 05:40 PM (MAstk)


I wonder if that will win them any love from the left?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:12 PM (5tts3)


All You Need is Love.

And a compliant, lying, propagandic press to cover for you doesn't hurt, either.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:17 PM (sy5kK)

250 HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 06:51 PM (Y4EXg)

--Couldn't have happened to a better bunch of people.
Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 06:53 PM (XAYDB)


I hope Crowder sues the ass off of that mincing nancy-boy who tried to get him de-platformed. I would love to see his paycheck garnished for the rest of his life to pay off the damage settlement.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:18 PM (WJy0R)

251 Ben Had @ 233- You rock!

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 07:18 PM (qBNEP)

252 The
Queen carries the same pistol James Bond carries. No, not that James
Bond, the real James Bond, Sean Connery. It's a Walther of course.


Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 07:04 PM


---

I have been trying to get a stainless Walther PPKs in .380 for years for less than $600.


Ain't happening. Those things are collectors items now.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 08, 2019 07:19 PM (JUOKG)

253 Also, I suspected that the average age on the HQ tends up high rather than low. The MoMe confirmed my suspicion.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (WJy0R)

OM, to have such an accumulation of knowledge and expertise, one must have a few years under one's belt.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:20 PM (Hfi05)

254 What the hell is that ?

moviegique writes some of the movie threads, TheJamesMadison writes others.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 07:21 PM (fuK7c)

255 Eromero, these MI guys are trying to give us a run for the money.

They have Helena Handbasket but they don't have any deep fried bacon.

They have Mexican food but it ain't chiles relleno

I love the hell out of them anyway.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:23 PM (GFqWM)

256 Eromero, these MI guys are trying to give us a run for the money.

If they do it wrong, they could give ya the runs for yer money

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:25 PM (UW+MI)

257
I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.

Were they about his doctrine?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 07:25 PM (aKsyK)

258 Lawrence of Arabia on TCM.

Just hit "No prisoners!"

David Lean goes to the Hollywood Moneymen:
I want to make a four hour biopic about an obscure Brit no American has heard of. And I want to shoot in the desert. in 70mm! Love interest? None, unless you count an offscreen homosexual rape. Let's make it no women at all. And for my lead I want an unknown Irish stage actor who's never been in a movie before.

Posted by: Ignoramus at June 08, 2019 07:26 PM (1UZdv)

259 WWII era QE >> Kate Middleton, even though KM is hawt.


Melania is on a different level entirely.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:26 PM (T6t7i)

260 I had to put my dog down on Thursday and I'm usually pretty-okay with losing a Pet.

...this one was rough.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)

261 IN problem 1

Nd5 Ke8Nc7+ Ke7Rf7++
3 moves, forced

Posted by: steve at June 08, 2019 07:28 PM (TTy55)

262

Authorities say a Louisiana sheriff's deputy filmed a mother performing a sex act on her 1-year-old boy.

News outlets report St. Gabriel Police arrested Shaderick Jones on Friday on multiple charges including principal to first-degree rape.

The boy's mother was arrested Saturday on a charge of first-degree rape and incest. According to WAFB-TV, she told investigators she was coerced into performing the sex act because Jones had a traffic arrest warrant against her.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 08, 2019 07:28 PM (aKsyK)

263 OM, funny isn't it. For all the 29 talk the wit and expertise comes from a much older section, EXCEPT CBD, he really is 29.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:28 PM (GFqWM)

264 btw - i think that chess piece coming up at sotheby's on july 2 is over-estimated at 600,000 - 1,000,000 pounds. a far better chess piece, a seated king of the same vintage, sold for 550,000 pounds 3 years ago. it was in near perfect condition and this one is a wreck. even with the putative connection to the lewis pieces i don't see it bringing that kind of price. maybe, you never know, but i doubt it.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:28 PM (Pg+x7)

265 Their liability insurance vendor cannot be happy.

Wonder if they will jack up the rates, or just cancel them?

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

----

My younger brother is an commercial/education industry insurance claims exec. He has been following this case closely (Oberlin is not a client of his.)

His opinion is that Oberlin could not have handled this thing, from start to finish, any more poorly. Again, his opinion, is that they are going to get drilled - deservedly so. Both in the punitive portion of the trial and by their ins carrier (Lexington). He stated Lex will most likely drop them as a client and they will have to seek ins in the (very) high risk carrier market if they can get coverage at all.

It's wrong of me to have a schadenboner this massive.

But I do.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:29 PM (Y4EXg)

266 Sorry to hear that Slap, they do get to be old friends.

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:29 PM (BbGew)

267 260 I had to put my dog down on Thursday and I'm usually pretty-okay with losing a Pet.

...this one was rough.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)

Had to do that about 5 years ago, and it took me a few weeks to get out of my funk.

My sympathies to you, Slap.

They are truly our friends.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:29 PM (sy5kK)

268 Slap, a big all encompassing hug for you.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:30 PM (GFqWM)

269 I had some questions for James Monroe and now I forget what they were.

Were they about his doctrine?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr

One of my ?'s was if he ever saw a WWII flick called A Walk in the Sun

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:30 PM (UW+MI)

270 Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)

Very sorry, Slapweasel. Please tell us about your dog if you feel up to it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 08, 2019 07:30 PM (ahS0B)

271 I should have kept that shit on the Pet Thread.

*erase*

*static*

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:30 PM (Ckg4U)

272 237
228 Can Oberlin appeal? If yes I hope Mandel stays on as counsel.

Posted by: kallisto at June 08, 2019 07:09 PM (LCbYb)


Their liability insurance vendor cannot be happy.



Wonder if they will jack up the rates, or just cancel them?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg


May already have been covered, but Oberlin's insurance provider is saying they won't pay, because this was a self-inflicted wound. Oberlin may have to close its doors. Oh, no.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (T6t7i)

273
Aaaaaaaw...shit. So sorry Slap.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (OX6sG)

274 Louisiana. There's a state I want to never visit again. The US should have let the Frogs keep it

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (ykYG2)

275 Forget that I suck

Posted by: steve at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (TTy55)

276 It's wrong of me to have a schadenboner this massive.

But I do.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:29 PM (Y4EXg)



Yeah, doctors are going to get quite a few 4 hour warning calls as this case proceeds.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (sy5kK)

277 255 Eromero, these MI guys are trying to give us a run for the money.

They have Helena Handbasket but they don't have any deep fried bacon.

They have Mexican food but it ain't chiles relleno

I love the hell out of them anyway.
Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:23 PM (GFqWM)
---------
Or a bacon wench!

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:32 PM (iAerA)

278








Former President Obama on Tuesday praised the graduate student who went viral for his rainbow turban celebrating Pride Month.

You've got a lot to be proud of, Jiwandeep. Thanks for everything you do
to make this country a little more equal. Turban looks great, by the
way. Happy Pride Month, everybody!



That was Barry's way of asking him out

Posted by: TheQuietMan at June 08, 2019 07:33 PM (5tts3)

279 Slap, sorry to hear about your dog. It will take time for you, and maybe another dog. When we lost our Mickel cat I took it hard. Now years later we have Madison The (lucky) Cat. And of course Pepper dog. Mrs. E said Pepper poopooed in the yard and when she walked away from her bidness, Mr. Mobo one of the outside cats covered it. I never heard of that sorta thing, have y'all?

Posted by: Eromero at June 08, 2019 07:33 PM (qBNEP)

280 And for my lead I want an unknown Irish stage actor who's never been in a movie before.

I grew up thinking that Omar Sharif was the go-to guy to play Arabs, but that was his first movie too. He was in Egyptian soap operas.

Gah! I love that movie. (Although we're up to the disappointing bits. I'd rather have started when he was a insouciant map reader). I point it out to my kids all the time as an example of a good special effects movie.

You want it to look as if there are 1,000 Arabs riding camels across the desert? Hire 1,000 Arabs and put them on camels. Eff CGI.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 07:33 PM (fuK7c)

281 The chess babe has the bare beginnings of a cleavage. I approve.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (T6t7i)

282 Oberlin may have to close its doors. Oh, no.
Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (T6t7i)


Someone said they have a $750m endowment.

True?

Posted by: Ha at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (MAstk)

283 253 Also, I suspected that the average age on the HQ tends up high rather than low. The MoMe confirmed my suspicion.
Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (WJy0R)

OM, to have such an accumulation of knowledge and expertise, one must have a few years under one's belt.
Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:20 PM (Hfi05)

--I thought the average age at the HQ was fixed at 29.

Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (XAYDB)

284 260 I had to put my dog down on Thursday and I'm usually pretty-okay with losing a Pet.

...this one was rough.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)
-------
Yo, Slap - *brohug*

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (MVjcR)

285 Weasel, Thank You ! How could I have ever forgotten to mention that.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (GFqWM)

286
Wonder if they will jack up the rates, or just cancel them?
Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

May already have been covered, but Oberlin's insurance provider is saying they won't pay, because this was a self-inflicted wound. Oberlin may have to close its doors. Oh, no.
Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:31 PM (T6t7i)


Oberlin, the now-WOKE lefty school?

This story continues to get better and better!


Maybe they should just abandon their current campus, give it in the settlement to the bakery, and move into U of Missouri closed part of their campus, also because of WOKE-ness.

Just an idea.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (sy5kK)

287
--I thought the average age at the HQ was fixed at 29.
Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (XAYDB)
------
I thought that was the IQ.

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (MVjcR)

288 You
want it to look as if there are 1,000 Arabs riding camels across the
desert? Hire 1,000 Arabs and put them on camels. Eff CGI.

Posted by: Bandersnatch
Or as we call it, a target.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (T6t7i)

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (T6t7i)

290 ... and btw, btw - the seated king chess piece also had a great provenance, ex-robert von hirsch collection. the one coming up (in terrible condition, did i mention?) has only the most tenuous connection to the lewis chessmen, a supposition at best.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (Pg+x7)

291
I had to put my dog down on Thursday and I'm usually pretty-okay with losing a Pet.

...this one was rough.
Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 08, 2019 07:27 PM (Ckg4U)


"Not the least hard thing to bear when they go from us, these quiet friends, is that they carry away with them so many years of our own lives. Yet, if they find warmth therein, who would grudge them those years that they have so guarded? Nothing else of us can they take to lie upon with outstretched paws and chin pressed to the ground; and, whatever they take, be sure they have deserved." - John Galsworthy

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 08, 2019 07:36 PM (Wx/+I)

292
OM, to have such an accumulation of knowledge and expertise, one must have a few years under one's belt.
Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:20 PM (Hfi05)

--I thought the average age at the HQ was fixed at 29.
Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (XAYDB)




I think logprof is getting to the real reason there is no math allowed at AoS.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:36 PM (sy5kK)

293 287
--I thought the average age at the HQ was fixed at 29.
Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (XAYDB)
------
I thought that was the IQ.
Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:35 PM (MVjcR)


Specifically, that's the ONT.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:37 PM (sy5kK)

294 Gah! I love that movie. (

same here

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:37 PM (UW+MI)

295 I feel for you Slapweasel.

Posted by: Northernlurker at June 08, 2019 07:37 PM (JgA4k)

296 OM, to have such an accumulation of knowledge and expertise, one must have a few years under one's belt.
Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:20 PM (Hfi05)


Heh. I was thinking the same thing.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:37 PM (WJy0R)

297 I thought that was the IQ.

Posted by: Weasel


Nope, belt size. **sssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhpppppp**

**sucks it in**

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:38 PM (T6t7i)

298 253 Also, I suspected that the average age on the HQ tends up high rather than low. The MoMe confirmed my suspicion.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:07 PM (WJy0R)


This comment upsets me. No...triggers me.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:38 PM (OX6sG)

299 Louisiana. I only have two memories of it. Ft. Puke and Nawlinns.
Both involved getting out of one's comfort zone.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:38 PM (Hfi05)

300 Dear cute chess player,

Nose rings are for farm animals.

Love, ECB

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 08, 2019 07:38 PM (cUF1N)

301 You want it to look as if there are 1,000 Arabs riding camels across the desert? Hire 1,000 Arabs and put them on camels. Eff CGI.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

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If you ever get the chance, view this film on a theater sized screen. You won't be disappointed.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 08, 2019 07:39 PM (Y4EXg)

302 When dementia sets in I will only post on old threads.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:39 PM (GFqWM)

303 This comment upsets me. No...triggers me.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You're not gonna bite anybody are ya ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:39 PM (UW+MI)

304 solutions up.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:40 PM (WJy0R)

305 302 When dementia sets in I will only post on old threads.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:39 PM (GFqWM)

Who are you and here is this place?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:40 PM (OX6sG)

306 i had my best gas station meal ever in LA. over one hundred crawfish/dads cooked three ways.

Posted by: Quint at June 08, 2019 07:40 PM (n13/j)

307 Holy crap! It's almost 8pm. Where in the hell did this day go?

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:41 PM (MVjcR)

308 Chess girl looks like a young Susan Sarandon.

Posted by: pep at June 08, 2019 07:42 PM (T6t7i)

309 301 You want it to look as if there are 1,000 Arabs riding camels across the desert? Hire 1,000 Arabs and put them on camels. Eff CGI.
Posted by: Bandersnatch


This is why I love watching Ben Hur. That chariot race is fantastic even by today's standards, with no CGI, stop-motion, or other animated effects. And the roar of the crowd is an actual roar from an actual crowd. You can't beat that.

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:43 PM (WJy0R)

310 OM, this kind of wit and knowledge takes a lot more than 29 years.

You are the shining example.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:43 PM (GFqWM)

311 --I thought the average age at the HQ was fixed at 29.
Posted by: logprof at June 08, 2019 07:34 PM (XAYDB)

****

Not fixed. Some of us are at 29 for a second time.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 08, 2019 07:43 PM (TGayj)

312 300 Dear cute chess player,

Nose rings are for farm animals.

Love, ECB
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 08, 2019 07:38 PM (cUF1N)


Yeah, it just doesn't look good. For humans, anyway.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 08, 2019 07:43 PM (sy5kK)

313
You're not gonna bite anybody are ya ?

Posted by: JT at June 08, 2019 07:39 PM (UW+MI)

After what OM said? Meats too chewy.... And dry.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:43 PM (OX6sG)

314 Weasel, check your clock, it's only 7 o'clock here.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (GFqWM)

315 WE GOT MOVIE SIGN!!

Posted by: OregonMuse. AoSHQ Thought Leader & Pants Monitor at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (WJy0R)

316 we killed all the clays, now it's mexican food

Posted by: AltonJackson live from the MiMoMe at June 08, 2019 06:28 PM (euto3)

So the next thing to die are the toilets?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (cUF1N)

317 307 Holy crap! It's almost 8pm. Where in the hell did this day go?

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:41 PM (MVjcR)


That happens with age.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (OX6sG)

318 I got sucked into last hour of Lawrence

Posted by: Skip at June 08, 2019 07:45 PM (BbGew)

319 307 Holy crap! It's almost 8pm. Where in the hell did this day go?
Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:41 PM (MVjcR

I had some Langoliers around the hummingbird feeder today.
*deftly combining this thread with upcoming movie thread*
Yes, it takes at least 29 years for these skills to develop.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:46 PM (Hfi05)

320 307 Holy crap! It's almost 8pm. Where in the hell did this day go?

Posted by: Weasel at June 08, 2019 07:41 PM (MVjcR

Stop smoking that shit you picked at WA.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 08, 2019 07:47 PM (OX6sG)

321 I got sucked into last hour of Lawrence

Moi aussi. I wish I'd been in at the beginning.

"Lawrence, I can't tell if you're being insubordinate!".

"I know. It's my manner, sir".

"Your WHAT?"

"My manner".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 07:48 PM (fuK7c)

322 Why did I write Liberty when it is Lexington unless we talking history yeah Liberty for the Colonists started at Lexington.

But yeah Oberlin's insurance carrier is going 'no we won't pay.'

They have like an $880 million endowment. But all Oberlin uses is the income from it which is about $40 million a year.

Now factor in no insurance coverage. And the jury decides to tack on another $22 million. That is suddenly a $33 million hole in the budget. To cover that shortfall Oberlin either raids the endowment, raises tuition. or begs the alumni to step up.

Except an appeal to the alumni to be successful is kinda doubtful after the college sent out that missive on the case saying they did nothing wrong even though the jury just found they did. Raiding the endowment of capital will reduce future income. And raising tuition lowers how many can attend.

So Oberlin is facing a bunch of hard choices because they never entertained the thought they could lose.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 08, 2019 07:49 PM (SpqyT)

323 "Posted by: Slapweasel"

I'm sorry to hear that Slap. I know you miss your pup.

Posted by: freaked at June 08, 2019 07:51 PM (UdKB7)

324 News outlets report St. Gabriel Police arrested Shaderick Jones on Friday on multiple charges including principal to first-degree rape.

-
Shadrach Jones, Meshach Jones, and Abednego Jones, the Jones Boys.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 08, 2019 07:52 PM (+y/Ru)

325 Anna, Thanks for the analysis.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 08, 2019 07:53 PM (GFqWM)

326 reduced on appeal? happens quite a lot.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 08, 2019 07:54 PM (Pg+x7)

327 HI THERE, MIMOME PEOPLE!

I'M SHOUTING SO YOU CAN HEAR ME FROM FAR AWAY.
Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 06:29 PM


IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE SHE'S SO SHY, QUIET, AND DEMURE IN PERSON!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at June 08, 2019 07:54 PM (DMUuz)

328 Bluebell, you don't have those accoutrements, do you?
Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 07:09 PM (Hfi05)
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Good grief. I've been away from here for a bit but I hope someone who has met me has told you that I have none of those accoutrements, nor will I ever. I have pierced ears. That's as far out as I get.

Posted by: bluebell at June 08, 2019 07:56 PM (aXucN)

329 Oberlin, the now-WOKE lefty school?

This story continues to get better and better!


Maybe they should just abandon their current campus, give it in the settlement to the bakery, and move into U of Missouri closed part of their campus, also because of WOKE-ness.

Just an idea.

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Clear out the dross, by that I mean the ENTIRE staff and student body, fumigate the grounds (perhaps change the order of the previous steps), and offer it to Hillsdale as a satellite campus. I imagine the townies would be estatic.

Posted by: Vlad the implaer, whittling away like mad at June 08, 2019 07:58 PM (aSDzn)

330 Thx, Bluebell. I have a vision of you as the Horde's demure and classy (but still hot) mother thing.

5 Quatloos to first Moron identification.

Posted by: RI Red at June 08, 2019 08:05 PM (Hfi05)

331
5 Quatloos to first Moron identification.
Posted by: RI Red

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Robert Heinlein? Kind of a yikes.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at June 08, 2019 08:18 PM (13CQC)

332 let's go down to the lobby, let's go down to the lobby ...

Posted by: woolly bully at June 08, 2019 08:22 PM (B+t5k)

333 I'm on the phone and not really in the thread (I will be shortly) but a ctrl+F just tells me that NONE OF YOU IDIOTS HAS MADE THE BRIAN DENNEHEY JOKE.

Last picture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 08, 2019 09:18 PM (fuK7c)

334 A rare stinkeroo for Kate, but I guess the crown makes up for it.. FLOTUS looking good.

Posted by: Gem at June 08, 2019 10:29 PM (XoAz8)

335 Sorry, that's Diana's Lover's Knot tiara, not a full-on crown.

Posted by: Gem at June 08, 2019 11:01 PM (XoAz8)

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