Tuesday Overnight Open Thread (6/11/19)

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The Quotes of The Day


Quote I

"A man who picks a cat up by the tail learns something which he can learn in no other way." - Mark Twain
H/T Hrothgar


Quote II

“Wait a second, Mr. Dean has made a cottage industry out of accusing presidents of acting like Richard Nixon. I would like to know how much money he makes based on making these accusations and exploiting them for his own economic benefit.” Rep. Mat Gaetz (R-FL)


Quote III

“These are baseless lies meant to stoke fear in their viewers. It has no place in our public discourse, and anyone amplifying it bears some responsibility for giving it legitimacy it most certainly does not deserve.” TJ Ducklo

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And here you thought you weren't going to get a landscape tonight.


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If you are going to run with the big dogs....... Tranny (how unwoke) has a rude surprise.


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Movin' on. Stag Arms has had enough of the State of Connecticut.

After more than 15 years in New Britain Connecticut, AR maker Stag Arms said they are pulling stumps for somewhere with “significant support for the firearms industry.”

The announcement, posted last Friday, said the move is part of the company’s “strategic initiative to significantly improve the overall customer experience.” While the new location has not been selected, Stag says their Board of Directors has “narrowed down the options to a short list of vibrant communities where there is significant support for the firearms industry.”

Why any gun manufacturer based along the eastern seaboard stays is beyond me.

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Imagination, curiosity and exploration seem to be things of the past.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Data from US Census Bureau Current Population Survey (CPS). Mover rate measures share of U.S. residents age 1 and older whose place of residence in March was different from their place of residence one year earlier.

A wide range of explanations have been offered to account for these substantial declines in mobility. Many consider the culprit to be the economic crisis, which locked people into declining-value homes; others attribute it to the huge differential in the housing prices in expensive cities. Some economists contend that job opportunities have become similar across places, meaning people are less likely to move for work; others see rising student debt as a key factor that has kept young Americans in their parents’ basements.

Now, a new study from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York suggests that other, more emotional and psychological factors may be at work. The study uses data from the bank’s Survey of Consumer Expectations to examine the degree to which people’s attachment to their communities affects their willingness and ability to move. To get at this, they use data from the survey (which covers a monthly panel of 1,300 respondents and is nationally representative) to group Americans into the three mobility classes I identified in my book Who’s Your City: “the mobile” who have the means, education, and capability to move to spaces of opportunity; “the stuck” who lack the resources to relocate; and “the rooted” who have the resources to move, but prefer to stay where they are.


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Quite the First Pitch


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The Baby Boomers have not raised their sons well. Millennial dads have pathetic DIY skills compared to baby boomers'

Are dads’ essential DIY skills in decline? According to new research, millennial dads are less capable than their own dads when it comes to everyday DIY fixes, preferring to rely on professional help instead.

A new poll of 1,000 millennial dads and 1,000 baby boomer dads found that when a DIY task needs to be done at home, more than half of millennials prefer to call a professional.

And when it comes to emergency “handiness” scenarios, millennial dads fall short in almost every category.

H/T Hank Curmudgeon


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Adam's apple? No. Throws like a girl? Yes. Then she must be a girl.


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The ONT normally doesn't cover entertainment news perse... But, if true this could be entertaining on Basic Cable. Justin Bieber vs. Tom Cruse?

Historically, Justin Bieber hasn’t been one to involve himself in too many public feuds. He’s had a few so far this year, though. He had some fake beef with Shawn Mendes, but more real spats with Eminem and a TV host. Oh, and right at the end of 2018, he told Jojo Siwa to burn her car. Now he is adding to that list, as he apparently wants to duke it out with Tom Cruise for unknown reasons.

Last night, he tweeted that he wanted to challenge the actor in a mixed martial arts fight, and asked if UFC president Dana White would host the event, writing, “I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it down. Who is willing to put on the fight? @danawhite ?”


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Tonight's geography lesson. The literal translation of every mapped country.

It's the internet and Tuesday, you're big Morons, you can handle the BS.


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How to become a morning person.

First things first: Getting up early is not a prerequisite for success. Even though The Wall Street Journal says that 4 a.m. may be the most productive time of the day, the most successful people wake up and start work whenever the (heck) they decide is the best time for them.

That's because the only thing that truly matters is what you accomplish while you work. What time you start, and what time you finish is unimportant. What matters is what you achieve.

But still: Even if you're a committed night owl who loves to wake later in the day and work late into the evening, you may not have that luxury. Maybe you have clients in other time zones. Maybe you run a business that requires you start your day early.

The ONT appreciates you folks, stay up as late as you want.


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Simple, easy and cheap. What are the odds that "The Man" will keep him down?


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Let's take a look at the world of Shoe0nHead


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The ONT Musical Interlude



On this day: 11 Jun 2002
Sir Paul McCartney married Heather Mills at St Salvator Church, Ireland. Guests included Ringo Starr, David Gilmour, Jools Holland and Chrissie Hynde. Heather walked down the aisle clutching a bouquet of 11 'McCartney' roses. Mills had first met McCartney at the Pride of Britain Awards event in London in April 1999, which McCartney had attended to present an award to an animal rights activist. Mills and McCartney separated on 17 May 2006 and when divorced Mills was eventually awarded a lump sum of £16.5m, together with assets of £7.8m.sd via thisdayinmusic.com

Old Hop-A-Long came out of that marriage pretty damn good.

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Born on this day: 11 Jun 1949
Frank Beard, American drummer with ZZ Top, who had the 1984 US No.8 & 1985 UK No.16 single 'Legs'. Beard is notable as being the only musician in the band without a long beard, an ironic fact considering his last name. The band has had global album sales in excess of 50 million as of 2014. via thisdayinmusic.com

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Blazing Saddles was a movie, not a How-To-Guide. Genius Award Winner.

AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A man was arrested in the early morning hours Saturday after Austin police say he struck two police horses and two mounted officers after an officer told him to stop peeing in public.

Luis Rios Flores, 20, was arrested June 8 and charged with interference with police service animal, a Class A misdemeanor.

According to an arrest affidavit, an officer responded on foot to the 500 block of Neches Street around 2:09 a.m. to an officer urgently requesting back up. When he arrived on scene, he found five APD mounted officers on their horses, two of them detaining Flores by holding him by the arms.


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Reliable transportation is an awesome thing to have. Tonight's Feel Good Story of The Day.

Entrepreneur Mike Than Tun Win, founder of Flymya.com and chief executive of BOD Tech Co, created a non-profit organization called LessWalk which is buying up the bikes and making them suitable for students.

"It's a common sight to see lines and lines of students walking long distances from home to school in rural villages," Than told Tech Crunch. "Some students can walk up to one hour from home to school and the families can hardly afford a simple form of transport like bicycle or motorcycle… a school bus is almost unheard of to the students in rural villages."


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Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at 10:05 PM




Comments

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1 Take off those vests -- this is Orphans turf!

(and FIRST!!)

Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 10:05 PM (ta49A)

2 Oneth?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (HaL55)

3 ſt

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (CLcKT)

4 Shazbot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (HaL55)

5 Not first but close

Posted by: ballistic at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (//051)

6 Lol get fucked!

Posted by: Washington Nearsider: LOL, get fucked at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (T8HPM)

7 Good evening.

Posted by: Robert at June 11, 2019 10:06 PM (1Yy3c)

8 With Most States Under One Party's Control, America Grows More Divided
https://tinyurl.com/y2n8eask

It was Alabama's abortion measure, the strictest in the nation, that sparked the most contentious debate of any legislation this session.

During debates in the Legislature, Rolanda Hollis, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, read a poem to colleagues called "If My Vagina Was a Gun" that she said illustrated Alabama's consistent protection of Second Amendment rights but not abortion rights.

Bobby Singleton, a Senate Democrat, told his Republican colleagues that they had "aborted" and "raped" Alabama by supporting the legislation, which was approved generally along party lines.

Posted by: David "King Cuck" French at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (jY1B4)

9 Nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (+fRXf)

10 Good Evening Horde

Posted by: wing at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (JFzNN)

11 Ingraham just had a great clip of Trump saying "Joe Biden is a dummy".

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of the MSM at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (ZqRa6)

12 hiya

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (oIxaO)

13 Today is my Thursday! Vacation on (the real Thursday).

Evening Horde!

Re: last pic - and old drinking buddy of mine, of the 'ette persuasion, challenged me to a 'how far can you pee' contest.

We both get ready and she suddenly adds a rule "Oh, no hands."

Damn.

Miss that girl.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (Y4EXg)

14 Bumper sticker seen in central Wisconsin today

Make America Great Again
Buy An Accordion

Heh, heh!

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 11, 2019 10:10 PM (7ZQe3)

15 We both get ready and she suddenly adds a rule "Oh, no hands."

Damn.

Miss that girl.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:08 PM (Y4EXg)


She probably appreciated that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 10:10 PM (t+qrx)

16 I can't even figure out how that first pitch is possible.

Posted by: t-bird at June 11, 2019 10:11 PM (dzJ3R)

17 Political Polls
@Politics_Polls

2020 #MI03 Republican Primary:

Jim Lower 49% (+16)
Justin Amash 33%

Practical Political Consulting 6/5-9

https://t.co/WCurOJYdDO?amp=1

Posted by: David "King Cuck" French at June 11, 2019 10:11 PM (jY1B4)

18 ONT!!!

And we've got a troll. So soon.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:12 PM (TdMsT)

19 I can't even figure out how that first pitch is possible.

Is that a balk ?

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 10:12 PM (oIxaO)

20 Watching The Handmaid's Tale.

It's so awful.

The first season wasn't so bad, the second season was hot trash and season three isn't shaping up to be any better.

I must hate myself.

Posted by: Robert at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (1Yy3c)

21 14; had a female like that, most fun ever. damn, i had no clue it would never get better than that. some lucky dude ended up with her. my loss. some people are just stupid.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (KP5rU)

22 Mark Twain was right about the dangers of picking up a kitteh by the tail. Whoever coined the phrase "not enough room to swing a cat" should have listened to Twain.

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (pPNCa)

23 19 I can't even figure out how that first pitch is possible.

Is that a balk ?
Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 10:12 PM (oIxaO)


I've seen it done by 12 year old girls.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (TdMsT)

24 I think tech has had an impact on moving. No need to move for a new job if you can be remote and live where you are. Or move to the city to be closer to shopping opportunities, when Amazon will deliver anything you need. And so on.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (ytZdZ)

25 Well, at least I got a quote H/T!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (AZxMX)

26 First!

Posted by: Joe Biden at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (rRxrm)

27 Minneapolis, the place that hired Noor, keeps digging deeper into Da Stupid!

To mark the anniversary of Jamestown they were going to have 'Sacred Conversations' and divide the people into 'White Bodied' and 'Black Bodied' groups and discuss slavery.

I say 'were' because Kirsanow of the US Civil Rights Commission caught wind of it and sent a letter to the Mayor that starts off with The Office reference and follows up with mentioning Title VII.

So these conversations are now on hold.

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (+fRXf)

28 24 I think tech has had an impact on moving. No need to move for a new job if you can be remote and live where you are. Or move to the city to be closer to shopping opportunities, when Amazon will deliver anything you need. And so on.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (ytZdZ)


Is it just Wisconsin or is this common in other states. Kids that go to college to become teachers want to return home.

I couldn't wait to get the fuck out of Dodge. And no I'm never going back there to live either.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:16 PM (aA3+G)

29 Reading the content, boss!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:16 PM (pUDQf)

30 I hate getting up in the morning. And I'm not a millennial but I wasn't taught jack shit in the DIY department.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

31 25 Well, at least I got a quote H/T!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (AZxMX)

Your check hasn't cleared yet.

Shhhhhhhh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)

32 Misanthropic Humanitarian

Very nice waterfall and scarlet sky. Thank you.

And that pitcher is bendy.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

33 Millennials can save a shitload of money by learning even basic DIY skills. There are still plenty of repairs and maintenance that doesn't require an MIT degree in computer engineering.

But it's just easier to whine about being underpaid and how much everything that's a "right" costs and then support Free Shit Army hacks like Donkey-Chompers.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (0Ntuf)

34 28: dude, you're still a cheesehead. doesn't really count. hah!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)

35 I'm GenX and I have next to no DIY skills. My dad didn't either. Not the end of the world.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:18 PM (ytZdZ)

36 I need another Cosmo.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (axyOa)

37 I must hate myself.

Posted by: Robert at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (1Yy3c)

Self-inflicted torture is good for the soul!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (AZxMX)

38 Most people have sorted into their own community. There appears to be plenty of evidence that common society is gone. We live in coexistent parallel societies.

So less need to move.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (u82oZ)

39 It's always been easier to whine than to work. Difference between millennials and earlier generations is that our parents whipped our asses for it.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (pUDQf)

40 29 Reading the content, boss!
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:16 PM (pUDQf)

We don't have a Yoko anniversary for another 11 months.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (aA3+G)

41 And we've got a troll. So soon.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

It isn't easy. I mean, it can be hard keeping up on things -- and to be so early in a comments thread? That takes skill and dedication. Some of us can only dream.

(By the way, Trump is literally worse than Hitler.)

Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (ta49A)

42 37 I must hate myself.

Posted by: Robert at June 11, 2019 10:13 PM (1Yy3c)

Self-inflicted torture is good for the soul!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (AZxMX)

If that's true my soul must be pretty damn pure by now.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (NWiLs)

43 Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

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Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (0Ntuf)

44 I am a morning person. I dare say that I'm regularly awake during more hours of the morning than most people.

I often don't go to bed until 9 AM.

Posted by: Kegeshook at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (pq5SX)

45 Your check hasn't cleared yet.

Shhhhhhhh

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (aA3+G)


Dammit, I knew there was going to be a catch!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (AZxMX)

46 (By the way, Trump is literally worse than Hitler.)
Posted by: FireHorse

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Clearly! Hitler never said 'pussy' (afaik).

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (Y4EXg)

47 I have a handyman that does stuff around my house. I pay him $50/hr. My time is worth more than that, and I know he'll do a better job than I will.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (ytZdZ)

48 34 28: dude, you're still a cheesehead. doesn't really count. hah!
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (KP5rU)


That's Mr. Cheesehead to you

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

49 If anyone here isn't entirely convinced Hope Solo isn't a piece of work, go read the article on her in the Daily Mail. She's the gal Matthew McConaghey warned Woody Harleson about in True Detectives....don't stick your......

Posted by: keena at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (RiTnx)

50 Riddle me this, reich-wingers.

How can I divorce my brother...I mean, my husband "in my (Muslim) faith" if I was initially married in by infidel...I mean, Christian minister?

https://tinyurl.com/yxnc855k

Posted by: Ilhan "Keeping It In The Family" Omar at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (Ta69/)

51 And then to remember to post under your troll identity -- it's a lot to keep straight. The littlest detail missed and the trolling goes awry.

Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (ta49A)

52 My husband is a boomer and has zero DYI skills. His dad didn't either. I'm sensing a pattern.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (dUJdY)

53 Home ownership will definitely raise your DIY skill. I learned to lay tile, hang Sheetrock, install plumbing and much more from tradesmen.
Today, everyone has YouTube so there isn't much of an excuse for not trying something.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (pUDQf)

54 Morning person here..4:30am every morning.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (fiC74)

55 All generalizations are wrong.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (kLxSO)

56 Dammit, I knew there was going to be a catch!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:20 PM (AZxMX)

After today I shouldn't talk about checks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (aA3+G)

57 More Al Pacino Approved ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yxmddogh

https://tinyurl.com/yxq3eatn

https://tinyurl.com/y6k4d9ot

https://tinyurl.com/y52nbw4s

https://tinyurl.com/yxejma26

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (0Ntuf)

58 Moving around is overrated.

Posted by: SMH at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (RU4sa)

59 Lower v. Lowest

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (ykYG2)

60
(By the way, Trump is literally worse than Hitler.)
Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (ta49A


Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

61 We don't have a Yoko anniversary for another 11 months.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:19 PM (aA3+G

I set a reminder in my phone!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (pUDQf)

62 Misanthropic Humanitarian

What happened today?

Did a large Fedex truck back up and a team of people start unloading boxes with the name of your loving spouse on them? Not that that ever happened to me.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (u82oZ)

63 31 25 Well, at least I got a quote H/T!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:14 PM (AZxMX)


But how are your cats doing? Better use your check (when it clears) to get them a treat (fresh tuna, catnip, whatever).

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (pPNCa)

64 I'm power-watching Chernobyl.

Fucking commie rat bastards.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (Gof+2)

65 Do y'all remember the troll in 2016 who kept touting the polls.. the poll man or poll guy .. something tells me he/it will be back next year.

Posted by: IC at June 11, 2019 10:24 PM (fiC74)

66 Why any gun manufacturer based along the eastern seaboard stays is beyond me.

It used to be a loving home now they are the red headed step-child.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 10:24 PM (WSVNe)

67 And that pitcher is bendy.

Is that the Wii Fit Girl? I know, I know, I should be able to tell from the back.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:24 PM (HaL55)

68 After today I shouldn't talk about checks.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:22 PM (aA3+G)


Perhaps we can exchange tales of unexpected billing issues gone awry!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:24 PM (AZxMX)

69 35 I'm GenX and I have next to no DIY skills. My dad didn't either. Not the end of the world.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:18 PM (ytZdZ)


I'm a Boomer, and same here. I'd much rather pay someone who knows what he's doing than waste my time and cause me aggravation trying to do it myself, which will almost certainly end up with calling in a professional after I fuck it up.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 10:24 PM (sdi6R)

70 Chernobyl.

Reality gets a vote, politicians. Learn that, please.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (u82oZ)

71 49: mishum, if it makes you feel better, Mr. Cheesehead. we all live in tony evers yellow submarine. what a bucket of beaver shit.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

72
I wonder if there are franchise opportunities for the grilled cheese cart?

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (oBNyr)

73 {{{Hrothgar!}}}

How is life treating you today?

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (TdMsT)

74 Most DIY skills were cultivated simply from the fact that people couldn't afford to hire it out.

My car troubleshooting skills for example were honed by the fact that parts are very often unnecessarily replaced. I had little extra money when young, so I learned to make sure a part was bad before buying a new one. It's not unusual for simple faults or defects to mimic major problems either. And learning the basics and some detail helps a lot when you do hire it out. Unscrupulous types are far less likely to try anything sketchy when the customer has a good idea what's what.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (feFsi)

75 63 Misanthropic Humanitarian

What happened today?

Did a large Fedex truck back up and a team of people start unloading boxes with the name of your loving spouse on them? Not that that ever happened to me.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:23 PM (u82oZ)


That would have been better.

I gave away too much money that I shouldn't have.
My Bad won't cut it I'm afraid.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (aA3+G)

76 I'm still amazed at how little the husbands of my nieces know about any DIY skills. They pay to have it done. My dad's generation learned to fix things with found objects if they had to. Hell, one of my jobs as a kid was to straighten out bent nails for re-use. Too much spending money and they think they're broke.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (K22Va)

77 I'm power-watching Chernobyl.

Fucking commie rat bastards.
Posted by: Grump928(C)

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The truly frightening thing is you don't have to stretch your imagination much to imagine catastrophic politically oriented decisions happening here - both in the business and governmental worlds.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:26 PM (Y4EXg)

78 72 49: mishum, if it makes you feel better, Mr. Cheesehead. we all live in tony evers yellow submarine. what a bucket of beaver shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

Amen. Brother Chavez

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:26 PM (aA3+G)

79 There are some things I won't do like roofing and major HVAC repair, but it's not because I can't. I make my living fixing stuff for other people, and I'm not gonna pay someone else to do it if I can do it cheaper and probably better. My dad taught me well, one thing being that you can do most anything if you put your mind to it.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:27 PM (UdKB7)

80 His dad didn't either.

My dad learned his DYI skills in the Army. It also helped that his younger brother was a carpenter.

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:27 PM (pPNCa)

81 Didja see this genius? He has $30,000 in student loan debt, claims he can't find a job of make payments on his debt so he moves to China.

https://bit.ly/2X9Ua4C

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at June 11, 2019 10:27 PM (+y/Ru)

82 77 I'm still amazed at how little the husbands of my nieces know about any DIY skills. They pay to have it done. My dad's generation learned to fix things with found objects if they had to. Hell, one of my jobs as a kid was to straighten out bent nails for re-use. Too much spending money and they think they're broke.
Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (K22Va)


My late husband was an electrical engineer. He could fix anything, electrical or otherwise. He was brilliant. And I still miss him.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:28 PM (TdMsT)

83 My dad taught me well, one thing being that you can do most anything if you put your mind to it.
Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:27 PM (UdKB7)

Huh. I learned that if I couldn't master something immediately I was an existential failure and an embarrassment.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 10:28 PM (NWiLs)

84 Misanthropic Humanitarian

I'm sorry to hear that. Been there.

I was shocked when I found out there was an age limit on selling sperm to the sperm bank. There went that funding plan.

However, there is a real shortage of give-a shit people, so I'm sure you will be fine.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:28 PM (u82oZ)

85 He was brilliant. And I still miss him.
Posted by: Ladyl

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That is one ouch that never goes away completely.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:28 PM (Y4EXg)

86 Is it just Wisconsin or is this common in other states. Kids that go to college to become teachers want to return home.



I couldn't wait to get the fuck out of Dodge. And no I'm never going back there to live either.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:16 PM (aA3+G)

I don't have proof but the population today just seems less adventurous. They are less likely to move someplace new for a better opportunity. The stats show it and you also hear it. Someone will explain why they are unhappy where they are but then rattle off why they can't leave. No doubt the reasons are real, but back in the day more people went ahead with the move as there reason for going mean even more.

Look at older teens today that don't get their drivers license and don't want to drive. Look at all the cars with those "be patient, I am a knew driver" stickers. A few decades ago, you would have to be in traction at the hospital to not get your license at 16. And if anyone had one of those stickers on their car, they would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (n13/j)

87 I'm positive there is a YouTube video for every conceivable home DIY project. Really not much of an excuse to not try.

No one does anything perfect the first time. That's why you practice. Just don't practice on electrical repairs.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (pUDQf)

88 AOP has got the Horde Handyman market cornered in the West, I've got the Gulf and some Southern States, and ....Berserker's got the East... long as your houses' Harley needs an overhaul.

Might have to Copyright the name and tag-line of our Trade Association though.

"Paolo, Inc.
The Right Tool For The Job"


Needs a nifty "800" number to go with it though.


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (QzJWU)

89 30 I hate getting up in the morning. And I'm not a millennial but I wasn't taught jack shit in the DIY department.

Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

Youtube has instructional videos for just about anything. I don't have a lift so there are a lot of car repair issues I can't do, but changing a headlight bulb doesn't require a lift, just some instructions on where clips and screws are.

I find it hard to fathom that Generation Juicebox can't figure out how to unclog a toilet...

1. Learn that toilets can't handle EVERYTHING you stuff down there like you try to do in school or restaurant shitters.

2. A plunger can work wonders, so can a bottle of Liquid Plumr. A handheld snake from Home Depot costs less than 10 bucks, a plumber charges much more than that just to show up at your door.



Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (0Ntuf)

90
That is one ouch that never goes away completely.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:28 PM (Y4EXg)


Never ever.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:30 PM (TdMsT)

91 Welcome to East Texas, Stag Arms! And a hearty Howdy to you and your family. You made a great choice.

Seeding the cloud.

Posted by: Eromero at June 11, 2019 10:30 PM (qBNEP)

92 My late husband was an electrical engineer. He could fix anything, electrical or otherwise. He was brilliant. And I still miss him.

Posted by: Ladyl
________

Mt Dad was also an electrical engineer who could and would fix everything --

-- wait . . .

Mom?

Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (ta49A)

93 I absolutely love to fix things around the house. I know my limitations, and have cultivated a small group of fine craftsmen who can do the plumbing and electrical and carpentry and fixing of doodads that I can't, but the challenge is irresistible!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (wYseH)

94 49: mishum, if it makes you feel better, Mr. Cheesehead. we all live in tony evers yellow submarine. what a bucket of beaver shit.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (KP5rU)

Amen. Brother Chavez

---

Yeah, and the state GOP seems to have no trouble raising taxes under the Evers umbrella. What a bunch of scum they're turning out to be without Walker riding here on them.

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (7ZQe3)

95 Home ownership will definitely raise your DIY skill. I learned to lay tile, hang Sheetrock, install plumbing and much more from tradesmen.
Today, everyone has YouTube so there isn't much of an excuse for not trying something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (pUDQf)


I will happily hire a professional for any task that has the potential to flood my basement at the worst possible time (replacing seized valves), burn my house down (any wiring that goes through a wall into a breaker), or send a twenty pound rusty spring through my ribcage at warp five and pin me to a joist like a leaky, briefly-whimpering marionette (garage doors).

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (t+qrx)

96 (Dammit, the details!)

Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (ta49A)

97 No one does anything perfect the first time. That's why you practice. Just don't practice on electrical repairs.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

----

"I don't need to lock out the circuit you bunch of wimps!"

How many pairs of dykes have been ruined by cutting through charged lines? LOL

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (Y4EXg)

98 I taught my boys how to do all kinds of things, like replace a toilet. When they asked why they needed to know how to do that, I told them "Because one day you might want to get married and when the girl says "why should I marry you?", you can say "because I know how to replace a toilet".

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (UdKB7)

99 I learned how to build a walk in closet with built in shelves and shoe racks from YouTube. Didn't know how before that.

Proof in the pudding.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (pUDQf)

100 I have a handyman that does stuff around my house. I pay him $50/hr. My time is worth more than that, and I know he'll do a better job than I will.

I make a heck of a lot more than $50/hr but there is something about doing something with your own hands, solving problems, obtaining new skills, doing the job right.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (lD3vL)

101 The great thing about Chernobyl is that the director is, of course, a Hollywood leftist. He made the movie because he thought it was a statement of how Trump is. Meanwhile, he is outraged because everyone is thinking and talking about how it is just like the deep state and what they are doing to Trump and the people of the United States. Ha ha ha fucker

Posted by: keena at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (RiTnx)

102 Mt Dad was also an electrical engineer who could and would fix everything --

-- wait . . .

Mom?
Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (ta49A)


LOL. You could be another brother. My dad was an EE with a genius IQ. My younger brother is an EE, too. My family is a bunch of propeller heads.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (TdMsT)

103 How many pairs of dykes have been ruined by cutting through charged lines? LOL
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:31 PM (Y4EXg

Me personally?? Lol. No answer. I will admit to frying more than one circuit tester.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (pUDQf)

104 Thrice crap! If I can't shed my troll persona, I might as well just troll.

Anybudy who drinks that much Diet coke has tobe IMPEACHED!!!

Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (ta49A)

105 I learned how to build a walk in closet with built in shelves and shoe racks

Did the Ewok help with the shelves?

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (pPNCa)

106 Cool ONT.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (XeBtl)

107 YouTube helps me understand what is likely beyond my skills, as well as what I can do.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (kLxSO)

108 I always like working with my hands growing up, so I did everything I could around my first house. Wiring, painting, drywall, that's all fairly simple. Where I really saved the dough was working on the cars. I spent my formative under the hood of a car and could replace pretty much any part. Always did my own tune-ups and oil changes, replaced plug wire and distributor caps (Pro tip: one at a time), generators (yeah, off my lawn), alternators, carbs, heater fans (those are no fun).


I miss being able to do all that stuff. And there's precious little money to pay anyone else to do it anymore. Did find a local handyman to do some plumbing work we've been saving up for two years to get done, tho'. That new sink and disposal is very nice.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (HaL55)

109 My late husband was an electrical engineer. He could fix anything,
electrical or otherwise. He was brilliant. And I still miss him.

Sorry for your loss. Younger people would do well to find a person like your late husband to learn from.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (K22Va)

110 "I learned that if I couldn't master something immediately I was an existential failure and an embarrassment. "

I'm trying to master car painting. It's one of the most challenging things I have ever done. There have been failures, but I am learning.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (UdKB7)

111 Did the Ewok help with the shelves?
Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:33 PM (pPNCa

I watched his instructional video and just did the opposite of whatever he did.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (pUDQf)

112 Rolanda Hollis, a Democratic member of the House of Representatives, read a poem to colleagues called "If My Vagina Was a Gun"

ONT in the past has had articles about firearm concealment in that oh so special hideyhole so we must conclude:

FACT!

Posted by: Blew Checkmark at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (e1mEI)

113 Helloooo Horde!

I would like to solicit some ideas/advice.

I am single and free as a bird, plus I have a job that I can do from anywhere in the world as long as I have unencumbered internet.

So, I'm thinking of living in a different city for a month (I plan to get a short-term rental), and I would please like to solicit ideas for candidate cities. (Don't have to be in the US.)

Criteria:
- No prohibitive living expenses (so NYC and SF are out)
- Walkable with decent public transportation so I don't have to rent a car for the entire month
- Good culture (theater, orchestra, restaurants, etc.)
- Men of dateable/marriageable age for a 40 year old lady

I'm thinking of doing this next month or maybe late fall. If next month, it can't be a place that's too hot. If fall, it can't be a place that's too cold.

I appreciate your input!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)

114 I'm decent doing the DIY stuff and have most of the needed tools. My problem is I don't get the necessary free time to do DIY projects unless my wife is out of town then I knock out all kinds of projects.

Posted by: Beartooth at June 11, 2019 10:35 PM (Pr4n8)

115 Juiceboxers also learn to their horror that their apps don't bring a repairman at 2 AM on a weekend. If they do, the extra out of hours rates are mighty steep. At least learn emergency repairs.

Basic quick fix rule; "If it moves and it shouldn't, duct tape. If it don't move and it should, WD-40"

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:35 PM (0Ntuf)

116 When it comes to DIY, somewhere between the brain which knows the schematics and the hands which do the work, there is a terrible communication gap.

More of a rough framer than a finish carpenter. Certain projects I will do, others I won't. My Dad, RIP, wasn't much of a DIYer.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:35 PM (aA3+G)

117 BOYCOTT all things GEORGIA!!!!

CNN will tell you why.

Posted by: WaterCow at June 11, 2019 10:35 PM (ta49A)

118 Today, everyone has YouTube so there isn't much of an excuse for not trying something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (pUDQf)

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How about this as an excuse: I don't want to do that shit and would rather pay someone to do it for me.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:36 PM (ytZdZ)

119 I am technically an engineer (of the chemical variety) and I can fix almost nothing without looking at instructions. And I'm too lazy now so I just pay someone to fix things.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:36 PM (9hauA)

120 This weekend I will be laying 500 square feet of hardwood floors. Y'all are welcome to come help.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:37 PM (pUDQf)

121 I have no manual skills whatsoever. Zero, zip, nada.

And my mom couldn't cook worth a damn, so I didn't learn that either.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 10:37 PM (sdi6R)

122 How about this as an excuse: I don't want to do that shit and would rather pay someone to do it for me.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:36 PM (ytZdZ

I won't judge. You keep people employed and the world needs that.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (pUDQf)

123 hi! I'm hanging out with President Trump the coolest, by watching his remarks to the Iowa Republicans.

Happy ONT, y'all

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (xIKXj)

124 It's best to use your special checkbook tool in many situations. That's what money is for.

A General handyman who is good can find employment anywhere. I talked to one contractor who was on some kind of network list for odd jobs from everything to apartments and businesses. They would bid on them for stupid money, it sounded like to me. And they would get accepted. Stuff like changing a vent fan or whatever. The only downside it would take quite a while to get paid, they were slow.

Posted by: Common Tater at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (feFsi)

125 There's only one reason to get up at 4 am and she's not here.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (WSVNe)

126 - Men of dateable/marriageable age for a 40 year old lady

I appreciate your input!
Posted by: chique d'afrique

----

Finding suitable guys may in fact be the hardest part. Not fool'n. I know a few single 40's guys and I wouldn't recommend them to any woman I cared about.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (Y4EXg)

127 75 Most DIY skills were cultivated simply from the fact that people couldn't afford to hire it out.
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As the country became richer, those skills were not needed as much. This is a good thing society wide, IMO. Having enough money to hire a plumber is a good thing.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (ytZdZ)

128 There's nothing wrong with paying someone to fix something. If you can afford it. After you've changed oil a hundred or so times, it's lost it's charm, I'll pay someone to do it. What drives me nuts is seeing a guy struggling to pay his bills and still won't even attempt to do some simple DIY maintenance.

Posted by: lowandslow at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (4thlk)

129 {{{Hrothgar!}}}

How is life treating you today?

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (TdMsT)


{{{Ladyl}}}
Actually, I had a good day for a change, got far less done that I needed to but I did got some things done. I hoping I can get going early tomorrow before the rains set in again.

How you doin'?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (AZxMX)

130 Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. Lol.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (pUDQf)

131 @114. Additional criterion for candidate city - I won't get randomly shot while going about my business.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (9hauA)

132 119 Today, everyone has YouTube so there isn't much of an excuse for not trying something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (pUDQf)

___

How about this as an excuse: I don't want to do that shit and would rather pay someone to do it for me.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:36 PM (ytZdZ)

Everybody does what they do to make a living. That includes plumbers, electricians and the HVAC dudes, to name just a few. I have no problem employing them, nor do I look down on anyone who wants to employ them.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (aA3+G)

133 If next month, it can't be a place that's too hot. If fall, it can't be a place that's too cold.

I was going to suggest Kansas City. Next month is out. You will melt. Fall is gorgeous here though.

Believe it or not we don't have cows running down main street. We have theaters, great restaurants etc.

Posted by: Jewells45 at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (dUJdY)

134 Note, the twisty turny Pitch?

Not even close to a strike.

so... FAIL.

Posted by: Don QQQ at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (NgKpN)

135 I appreciate your input!
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)


Charleston, SC
Portland, ME
Camden, ME
Savannah, GA
Nashville, TN
Dallas TX
Asheville, NC

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

136 chique d'afrique

You will be a treasure where ever you are.

How do you feel about very fit farmers who work hard? Manhattan, Kansas has a very fit group of older men looking for prime women such as yourself. We are in the top 5 of fittest towns in Kansas every year. But don't live in town unless you like being taxed.

Seriously,

I would look for college towns of less that 50,000 with a decent airport connection to a hub.

Above 50,000 the politics trend Leftist. This is true even in conservative states.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (u82oZ)

137 Hey everybody.

Got yet another one of my questions for the Horde. What would people here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music lovers, but that YOU love?

(I bet there's fans here of both The Spaghetti Incident *and* The Song Remains The Same...)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (miE9U)

138 My house was built in the 1940s. I purchased it just a few years ago. From city records I got on closing I found it only had a few owners with the person who built having it for the majority of the time. I think the original owners and most of the later ones were definitely DIY. There is hardly a straight line or level trim, shelf, cabinet anything. Weird wiring and plumbing everywhere.

On one hand, I wish they had hired professionals for everything that needed done because they were not up to the task. But if everything was perfect it would of been too expensive and we probably would not of been able to buy this house in one of the only good school zones in the area.

Posted by: bananadream at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (l6b3d)

139 120 I am technically an engineer (of the chemical variety) and I can fix almost nothing without looking at instructions. And I'm too lazy now so I just pay someone to fix things.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:36 PM (9hauA)

You should try Saskatoon for your month away, in summer.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (kLxSO)

140 I appreciate your input!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)

If you don't mind July Florida humidity, Sarasota would fit quite a few items of your criteria. It really is a "small city with big city amenities" but in my opinion it does seem to insist on itself.

Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (0Ntuf)

141
This weekend I will be laying 500 square feet of hardwood floors. Y'all are welcome to come help.


I can watch people do that for hours.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (HaL55)

142

----

Finding suitable guys may in fact be the hardest part. Not fool'n. I know a few single 40's guys and I wouldn't recommend them to any woman I cared about.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (Y4EXg)


The guy thing is really the least important thing - it would just be an additional benefit. But the main thing is to enjoy myself somewhere else.

I am open to younger guys as well, although not too young.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (9hauA)

143 How many pairs of dykes have been ruined by cutting through charged lines?

I think the electrician's tool is spelled "dike." I'm surprised none of the usual suspects have made the usual bad jokes about the other kind of dyke.

Posted by: Basement Cat at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (pPNCa)

144 132 @114. Additional criterion for candidate city - I won't get randomly shot while going about my business.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (9hauA

Plenty of great choices. Depends on what floats your boat. I like the south. If I had a choice, I'd move to Savanah or someplace like Charleston.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (pUDQf)

145 mishum, when are we having another wimomee?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (KP5rU)

146 How about this as an excuse: I don't want to do that shit and would rather pay someone to do it for me.

Well, you have more money to spend than generations before you and you should be grateful to them that you do. How's that for an excuse?

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (K22Va)

147
How you doin'?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM (AZxMX)


Oh. You know. Tennis. Yard work. Got a date tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)

148
Good news and bad news today.

Good news: a company I applied for a position at wants me in for an interview next week.

Bad news: I learned today they filed for Chapter 11 last month.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (0oaEF)

149 Oh. You know. Tennis. Yard work. Got a date tomorrow afternoon.
Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)


"All of the good, all of the good ones are taken..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:42 PM (miE9U)

150 I make a heck of a lot more than $50/hr but there is something about doing something with your own hands, solving problems, obtaining new skills, doing the job right.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (lD3vL)

___

I do exactly that M-F at my job. On the weekends, I pay someone to do stuff like fix faucets, mow the lawn, wash the car, etc. Could I do it? Yeah probably. Do I *WANT* to do it? No.

And I don't see why that is some kind of crime in some circles.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (ytZdZ)

151 138 Hey everybody.

Got yet another one of my questions for the Horde. What would people here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music lovers, but that YOU love?

(I bet there's fans here of both The Spaghetti Incident *and* The Song Remains The Same...)
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (miE9U)

Alan Parsons Project, Turn of a Friendly Card.

Had a couple of hits, but the whole album needs to be listened to in one sitting.

Posted by: Don QQQ at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (NgKpN)

152 Hadrian, look on the bright side. Maybe they want you to help the owners strip out all the last shards of copper wiring from the walls :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (miE9U)

153 I'm trying to master car painting. It's one of the most challenging things I have ever done. There have been failures, but I am learning.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (UdKB7)


It is an art, you need excellent equipment and a painting booth (or equivalent). I found the trick seemed to be mastering the slow steady sweep. I've done a car and an SUV with acceptable results, but there were not show quality!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (AZxMX)

154 Hadrian the Seventh

Chapter 11 is not Chapter 7. SO you have a chance.

Good luck, ya big lug. You will help any company you join.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (u82oZ)

155 131 Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. Lol.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (pUDQf)

But look at the cool tools I have!

Bought a Come-along at a garage sale for $5, used it two years later for the first time. It got me out of a situation where nothing else would have worked.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (kLxSO)

156 Don Q, I'm interested in that album.
An entire concept album about gambling!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (miE9U)

157 Charleston, SC
Portland, ME
Camden, ME
Savannah, GA
Nashville, TN
Dallas TX
Asheville, NC
Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (TdMsT)

I think I've been everywhere on this list except the ME cities, LOL. Excellent list.


Thank you all. I am taking notes.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (9hauA)

158 "all-time favorite "underrated" album"

Thing Fish

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (UdKB7)

159 So, I'm thinking of living in a different city for a month (I plan to get a short-term rental), and I would please like to solicit ideas for candidate cities. (Don't have to be in the US.)

the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Outstanding walkable town. Your money will go a very long way. Town has a university and is the seat of government for the state of Guanajuato. You can attend world class symphonies, performance art, see museums and other cultural events for $5-$10.

The drug cartels have not discovered the place. It is a silver mining town that once was the most wealthiest places in the Western hemisphere. There are two surface roads that run in the same direction. All of the other roads are old mining tunnels and are below ground.

The weather is near perfect year round. 70s-80s during the day, upper 50s at night and is at elevation so low humidity.

The things is, everything is stone. the buildings, the walkways, everything. Finding trees or grass is only in the heart of down town.

No flying insects. A place I was staying in had no screens or glass for windows, just open the wooden shutters and enjoy the sounds and smell of the city.

Oh. And very good broadband internet and outstanding food.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (lD3vL)

160 Thanks for the reminder, folks. Left a pair of needlenose on the tailgate. Ceeya.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (e1mEI)

161
Good news: a company I applied for a position at wants me in for an interview next week.

Bad news: I learned today they filed for Chapter 11 last month.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (0oaEF)

Wow. That sucks. Sorry to hear that.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (9hauA)

162 146 mishum, when are we having another wimomee?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (KP5rU)


I'm not sure, would love to have one, there are plenty of cheeseheads here

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (aA3+G)

163 chique --

Two places come to mind, each with obvious drawbacks. One is the Adirondacks -- Lake Placid should check most of your boxes, nearby Saranac Lake would be considerably cheaper.

My second thought is Tallinn, Estonia. The country prides itself on secure nationwide Internet service. If you go soon, you can enjoy the sun for about 18 hours a day.

Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (ta49A)

164 154; always use the 20 foot, 20 m.p.h. rule when doing diy paint jobs.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (KP5rU)

165 Oh. You know. Tennis. Yard work. Got a date tomorrow afternoon.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:41 PM (TdMsT)


Sounds nice, good for you!
Glad to hear the tennis is working out for you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (AZxMX)

166
My view of hiring people for repairs:

If they screw it up, it's their fault.

If I screw it up, it's my fault.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (0oaEF)

167 163; let's do this.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (KP5rU)

168 Awesome ONT MisHum. Thank you. LMAO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (OX6sG)

169 Chique:

Missoula, MT
Leftists, sure, but a kick ass small college city of about 80K. Winters aren't as bad as you think. And summer weather is just about perfect.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (ytZdZ)

170 the city of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (lD3vL)

Oooh, sounds intriguing. Would I need to know Spanish? The only words I know are gracias and a couple others.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (9hauA)

171
shave rhymes with slave

coincidence? I think not!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (pNxlR)

172 From the article:
Millennial dads are less likely than their boomer counterparts to be able to change a car tire on the side of the road, unblock a toilet or sink, reset a tripped circuit breaker or even open a stuck pickle jar with their hands.

Of these, the only one that has a somewhat reasonable excuse is changing a tire, mostly because a) the tire iron supplied by the car manufacturer is totally inadequate. You need a cross-bar, which you only find out the first time you try to change a tire; b) the lug nuts are over-torqued/frozen; c) the tire change rate is much lower than shown in _A Christmas Story_.

If you can't do the others, well...

Posted by: Chuck C at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (zCabI)

173 Charleston, SC (oh, yeah)
Portland, ME
Camden, ME
Savannah, GA
Nashville, TN Chattanooga, TN
Dallas TX (now an s-hole city)
Asheville, NC


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (lD3vL)

174 Chique,

Look at Boise. I love the town, yes, it's getting more liberal, but the restaurants and arts scene is lively and new.

Housing is moderately priced. Weather right now is nice. It does get hot in the summer, and cold in the winter. It is a very fit town with miles of bike trails along the river. It's also beautiful.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

175 167
My view of hiring people for repairs:

If they screw it up, it's their fault.

If I screw it up, it's my fault.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (0oaEF

Cracking a beer open after you build something yourself is one of life's greatest pleasures.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (pUDQf)

176 This weekend I will be laying 500 square feet of hardwood floors. Y'all are welcome to come help.

I can watch people do that for hours.

Me too. My brother had 2 big oak trees taken down by one guy who had spikes on his boots and swung around like I've never seen. Watched every second of that guys work. Watching a craftsman do his thing is a pleasure I can't describe.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (K22Va)

177 Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (9hauA)


I don't care for cities, but Minneapolis, isn't bad to visit.
Good choo-choo train system.
The downtown is connected from one end to the other via skywalks.
Lots of entertainment on Hennepin Ave.
Lots of sports.
Summers are pleasant
Winters suck if you're not a winter person.

As far as guys in their 40s. I have no clue.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (aA3+G)

178 101
I make a heck of a lot more than $50/hr but there is something about doing something with your own hands, solving problems, obtaining new skills, doing the job right.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (lD3vL)


There is a near zero chance that I will "do the job right". It's much more likely that I will make it worse than it was when I started.

"Doing the job right" is what I pay professionals for.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (sdi6R)

179 Hey everybody.



Got yet another one of my questions for the Horde. What would people
here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the
one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music
lovers, but that YOU love?


There's a bunch of albums I could say, but I have some rather offbeat tastes in music. I can think of some bands that were seriously underrated like the Dixie Dregs, but they're a musician's band, so that accounts for that. Todd Rundgren is pretty underrated, not sure why. But he's off my listening list since he's a raving leftard who hates PDT and can't stand anyone being free, for some weird reason. Fuck him.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (HaL55)

180 everyone is different. Lots of very successful white collar/military types enjoy working with their hands and solving problems. When they fix a car or sink, it gives them satisfaction. People that live in the country often have to do these things because so many issues pop up or they don't want to spend the cash. If nothing else, just knowing how to fix a problem will make it less likely you get ripped off by someone you hire.

I see these white collar suburban dwellers who can't fix a damn thing. The guys they hire make a lot of cash, some even live in the same neighborhood because they can charge so much and no one around can do anything. It works for both of them I guess.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (n13/j)

181 138 Got yet another one of my questions for the Horde. What would people here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music lovers, but that YOU love?
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (miE9U)


It'd be really easy to answer this with something obscure. The late-career Willie Dixon "Jungle Swing" album, or the eponymous album by a short-lived band called Higher Ground.

Why is this really easy with movies ("Fear of a Black Hat"), and not so easy with albums? Part of it is not knowing, always, what other people appreciated, but part of it is that songs ("If you only could" by Donna The Buffalo) stand out often, albums less often.

OK, enough disclaimers. Mine is: Quah, by Jorma Kaukonen. Pretend the last three songs on it do not exist. Love the album and have listened to it over and over, always stopping at the right point. Everything else I thought of seemed to have a lot of other fans.

Posted by: Splunge at June 11, 2019 10:48 PM (ed8K1)

182 Urinal guy has awesome style.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 10:48 PM (9SkN+)

183 BackwardsBoy, I agree it'll be much easier to enjoy Rundgren after he's dead. I feel the same way about Roger Waters.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:48 PM (miE9U)

184
Sounds nice, good for you!
Glad to hear the tennis is working out for you!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (AZxMX)


Thanks Hrothgar. The guy I'm going out with is a high-level player. Yikes. But he's very nice.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:48 PM (TdMsT)

185 . One is the Adirondacks -- Lake Placid should check most of your boxes, nearby Saranac Lake would be considerably cheaper.

My second thought is Tallinn, Estonia. The country prides itself on secure nationwide Internet service. If you go soon, you can enjoy the sun for about 18 hours a day.
Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 10:45 PM (ta49A)

Thanks!

I've been to Lake Placid twice - loved it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (9hauA)

186 "you need excellent equipment and a painting booth "

I have the equipment and a suitable building. This particular project is my (our, my son's car) most involved ever, and we are shooting for a very nice finish. This is really just training for one of my next projects though, that will need a show car finish.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (UdKB7)

187 Huh. Frank Beard is a member of Z.Z.Top. Who'd a thunk it?

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (aS1PU)

188 169 Awesome ONT MisHum. Thank you. LMAO.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 10:46 PM (OX6sG)


I don't know what I did to deserve the LMAO.

But thanks, I think.....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

189 Bought a Come-along at a garage sale for $5, used it two years later for the first time. It got me out of a situation where nothing else would have worked.

Posted by: Halfwise at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (kLxSO)

I think Kipling said something like:
"A man can never have too much ammunition, too many cigars, too many tools, or too many bottles in his wine cellar!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (AZxMX)

190 ...I'm thinking of doing this next month or maybe late fall. If next month, it can't be a place that's too hot. If fall, it can't be a place that's too cold.

I appreciate your input!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)



Get into the "near downtown" areas of Houston, in nearly any direction. Mid-Town, EaDo (East Downtown), etc.

Downtown Houston has a great underground and tunnel network. Also, some of those "tunnels" are up at the 3rd story level between buildings. You can roam a great deal of downtown, and not have to venture out into the weather.

As much as I *despise* crap like "light rail", Houston's system is sufficiently developed in and around the downtown area, as to be useful.

Timing wise, do Houston in October, and be sure to set a certain weekend aside to attend the TxMoMeet.

There's no shortage of Houston area Morons n' 'Ettes around here. Tap one of us on the shoulder, and any of us would be honored to drive you to the TxMoMeet.

And don't rent a car. Use LYFT. Uber is much the same, but with corporate data breaches, disgruntled employees and other wee problems to sweeten your ride.

For what it's worth, October is a usually a FANTASTIC month of nice weather in the Houston area.

And you're in the 100% best prime area for up and coming, motivated, driven and successful young men in the entire nation.

Oil bidness is good bidness and good FOR bidness, if you catch my drift?

Lotta suit n' tie guys work in the oil bidness downtown, too.

Also. Houston is the most "diverse" large city in the nation. Nowhere else is even close. Most heavily restauranted, too. Even more than NYC, per capita.

And it's not Soy Central....your odds of finding the right kind of guy will be MUCH BETTER here, than about anywhere that fits your criteria.

Symphonies, museums, arts, performance venues EVERY where, never a lack of something to go do or see.

I prefer living 40 miles away, down here in Galveston. But I'm in Houston damn near every day, and it's a good place.

Imagine the 4th largest city in the U.S., and it yet holds the feel of a "big small town".

The community here is real. And the turnout for self-support in Hurricane Harvey was the perfect illustration to prove it.

Come, spend a season here.

You won't regret it.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (QzJWU)

191 180 I can think of some bands that were seriously underrated like the Dixie Dregs, but they're a musician's band, so that accounts for that.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (HaL55)


They used to put on an amazing live show. The first time I saw them, at a small club in NYC, my face muscles were sore afterwards from smiling too much.

Posted by: Splunge at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (ed8K1)

192 75 Most DIY skills were cultivated simply from the fact that people couldn't afford to hire it out.
__

As the country became richer, those skills were not needed as much. This is a good thing society wide, IMO. Having enough money to hire a plumber is a good thing.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:38 PM



The fact that many things of more recent manufacture were purposely designed to be unrepairable with common tools and parts didn't encourage DIY skills as well... See also "planned obsolescence"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (CLcKT)

193 I was sure there would be some "grab them by the ... cat's tail" jokes.

Posted by: Jack at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (MNJ63)

194 don't know what I did to deserve the LMAO.

But thanks, I think.....

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (aA3+G)

Not you. The ONT was ripe with humor.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (OX6sG)

195 Splunge, thanks. Lotta talented musicians in Jefferson Airplane and/or Jefferson Starship. I only recently discovered Craig Chaquico. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (miE9U)

196 Savannah is nice. I don't think you could go wrong there.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (UdKB7)

197 a really great album is David Gilmour's first solo

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (xIKXj)

198 174 Charleston, SC (oh, yeah)
Portland, ME
Camden, ME
Savannah, GA
Nashville, TN Chattanooga, TN
Dallas TX (now an s-hole city)
Asheville, NC

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (lD3vL)


You are probably right.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (TdMsT)

199 Look at Boise. I love the town, yes, it's getting more liberal, but the restaurants and arts scene is lively and new.

Housing is moderately priced. Weather right now is nice. It does get hot in the summer, and cold in the winter. It is a very fit town with miles of bike trails along the river. It's also beautiful.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (PkVlr)

Thanks. I passed through Boise on one of my road trips. Just loved Idaho.

Writing all this down.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (9hauA)

200 Posted by: Godzilla, King of the Monsters at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (KaSl


Lol. Nytimes. Ok then

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:50 PM (pUDQf)

201 Todd Rundgren is pretty underrated, not sure why. But he's off my listening list since he's a raving leftard who hates PDT and can't stand anyone being free, for some weird reason. Fuck him.

----

Agreed but you have to admit, "Love between the ugly, is the most beautiful love of all" is a kick ass lyric.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (Y4EXg)

202 What would people here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music lovers, but that YOU love?


Ronnie Wood, "Gimme Some Neck"

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (fuK7c)

203 talked to wifey's brother this morning. lives on st helena island, sc. doesn't leave the house without his glock. snakes everywhere. not fucking happy. cottonmouths are nasty fuckers. shot two in his front yard this morning.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)

204 Thank you all. I am taking notes.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:44 PM (9hauA)


Lansing MI. Ask around, a couple non-native Morons and 'ettes were just here Saturday, so they can give you a more objective assessment.

It's got a very good bus system for a city its size, is adjacent to one of the least Bolshevik universities in the Big Ten, an airport with regular flights all over (I caught a nonstop to the NoVAMoMe and back with no trouble, and could have any day of the week), and is an hour's drive from Detroit and Grand Rapids. Cost of living is trivial. Housing, at all levels, is very affordable and plentiful. The Broad Art Museum at MSU is OK, but the DIA, an hour away in Detroit, is world-class. My neighborhood has gigabit fiber for $50/month.

We have really awful potholes, though. Our roads are terrible. I can't deny that part.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (t+qrx)

205 'Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. "

A man can never have too many tools.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (UdKB7)

206 Libs will consider driving away a successful business a victory. Just like harassing and bankrupting energy companies, manufacturing, logging, mining ...

Fortunately, to replace these high paying jobs we will have pot farms and assembling solar panels from China. And plenty of novelists and artisans of course. So it is not all bleak.


Posted by: Ripley at June 11, 2019 10:52 PM (NbRJx)

207 Godizlla, we got it bruh. Trump will lose 57 states. Now go away.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (ytZdZ)

208 205 talked to wifey's brother this morning. lives on st helena island, sc. doesn't leave the house without his glock. snakes everywhere. not fucking happy. cottonmouths are nasty fuckers. shot two in his front yard this morning.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (KP5rU)


Oh my gosh. Oh hell no. I will NEVER go there.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (TdMsT)

209 booknlass, you mean About Face?
I think I remember when that one first came out. Pic of David on his bike on the cover.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (miE9U)

210 When your work involves projects that run 18-24 months, doing a DIY job that takes a day gives you a sense of . . well, not sure of the best word. Sometimes, its just a relief to see something get finished.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (8AONa)

211
"Another Day" is one of very few McCarthy's post-Beatles songs that I like. So sue me.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (pNxlR)

212 Buh bye troll
or as the boss would say LOL get f*cked

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (aA3+G)

213 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (QzJWU)

Wow, you are selling Houston really well! It's going in the top section of my list.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (9hauA)

214 There's zero proof trump even has internal polling at this point.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (pUDQf)

215 atching a craftsman do his thing is a pleasure I can't describe.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 10:47 PM (K22Va)


I have a staff arborist I found by chance when he was working at a neighbors property. He has done incredible work and is worth watching. I had never seen a tree taken out from the bottom up before but he's done it for me twice now.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (AZxMX)

216 The album I've found I really like, although it came way too late to make any difference in the band's career trajectory:

Little River Band, Playing To Win. Came out in 1984 after no one cared about them any more, at all.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:54 PM (miE9U)

217 114 So, I'm thinking of living in a different city for a month (I plan to get a short-term rental), and I would please like to solicit ideas for candidate cities. (Don't have to be in the US.)

Criteria:
- No prohibitive living expenses (so NYC and SF are out)
- Walkable with decent public transportation so I don't have to rent a car for the entire month
- Good culture (theater, orchestra, restaurants, etc.)
- Men of dateable/marriageable age for a 40 year old lady
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)


Not Portland. Those are not men. Seattle might actually do, in July. The weather would be good. It is breaking down, but maybe not broken yet. Stay in Belltown or a bit north of Pioneer Square or inland a few blocks from there, for good walkability.

Personally, I'd be very tempted by New Orleans, being highly impressed with their food, but I have not had enough exposure to know it so well.

Posted by: Splunge at June 11, 2019 10:54 PM (ed8K1)

218
The message on the front of the grilled cheese vendor's trailer is a classic.

He IS one of us!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 10:54 PM (pNxlR)

219 no steve, it's just 'David Gilmour' with him standing out in his barnyard

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (xIKXj)

220 chique d'afrique

Good luck!



Have a great night, everyone. May you smile in the morning.

However, work those Plan Bs. We may need them. And remember -- OPSEC, OPSEC, OPSEC.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (u82oZ)

221 206 'Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. "

A man can never have too many tools.
Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (UdKB7)


That's me. I also buy the same tools over and over again. I'm getting one of those big steel tool chests with drawers so it is easier to organize them.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (TdMsT)

222 I see Big Homo is going after the Colorado Bakery again....I'd say LOLGF but that isn't an insult. Its almost as if it were harassment

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (SxBH1)

223 Thanks, hogmartin! The only time I've been in MI is a layover at Detroit, which doesn't count - so Lansing sounds nice.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (9hauA)

224 A few miles south of Guanajuato is Irapuato, strawberry capital of the world. mmmm

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (WSVNe)

225 To the tune of "Bye Bye Love"...

Bye bye troll
LOL get f*cked
Only 'cuz you suck
You ain't got any soul...

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (miE9U)

226 'They used to put on an amazing live show'

Yes the Dregs were underrated. Saw them live in Macon a couple of times.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:56 PM (UdKB7)

227 157 Don Q, I'm interested in that album.
An entire concept album about gambling!
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:43 PM (miE9U)

Sorry, not so much about gambling, as about trying to live your live, based on luck.

Posted by: Don QQQ at June 11, 2019 10:56 PM (NgKpN)

228 Don Q, hmmm.

I do like Games People Play a lot.
And Alan Parsons & Co. did a fantastic Pink Floyd impression on "Time."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:56 PM (miE9U)

229 224 A few miles south of Guanajuato is Irapuato, strawberry capital of the world. mmmm

___

There are about 1000 Strawberry Capitals of the world....and Apple, Avocado, Tomato, Potato...you get the idea.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (ytZdZ)

230 210: ladyl, it's paradise. until it's not. all the rain has driven reptiles that want to kill you out of the swamps. they do play for keeps.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (KP5rU)

231 Both the Spinners and Alan Parsons Project have songs I like, called "Games People Play."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (miE9U)

232 We have really awful potholes, though. Our roads are terrible. I can't deny that part.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (t+qrx)


Hogmartin--are you familiar with Camp Storer on Stony Lake near Jackson? I went there for five summers.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)

233 Oooh, sounds intriguing. Would I need to know Spanish? The only words I know are gracias and a couple others.

It would be helpful. There are quite a number of ex-pats who live down there. One Canadian guy I know runs a restaurant and bar down there. Oh my, the food and drink there is some of the best for the buck.

There are troubadours groups who in costume will draw crowds following them along the sidewalks and alleys singing traditional Mexican songs (sort of like a piano bar only with guitars and other stringed instruments and moving). I was staying in a place a couple blocks from downtown and would hear them singing with the crowds until late at night, then around 3AM the roosters around town will kick in. The church bells ring every quarter hour all night - but after a few days you will be able to sleep through all of it.

If invited to go back, I would not hesitate for even one moment.

I was there for a week staying at a friend's home, went to a true cantina (where the urinals are built in to the bar so one doesn't have to lose their seat when its time....) only know some Spanish but there were people there who wanted to be my best friend and we could figure out how to communicate.

For street food, (awesome street tacos) you don't need any Spanish. I was able to get coffee easily, the banks managed to convert currency, the ticket offices didn't care what language I could speak, dittos with every store I went to.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (lD3vL)

234 230 210: ladyl, it's paradise. until it's not. all the rain has driven reptiles that want to kill you out of the swamps. they do play for keeps.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (KP5rU)


I have a horror of snakes.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM (TdMsT)

235 A man can never have too many tools.
Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:51 PM (UdKB7)

--------

I only needed one to wreck my entire career.

Posted by: Anthony Wiener at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM (9SkN+)

236 Bought a Ryobi leaf blower today. Would have bought a Toro but it was 12amps and my extension cord is 16.

That extension cord was priced more than I paid for the Ryobi.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM (WSVNe)

237 The only time I've been in MI is a layover at Detroit, which doesn't count - so Lansing sounds nice.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:55 PM (9hauA)


No, I wouldn't count airports either. But don't rule out Detroit either; "Detroit" just means "Everything between Lake St. Clair, Lake Erie, and Ann Arbor". There are some very nice communities in the suburbs there and lots of museums and music venues.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM (t+qrx)

238 Any HOPs in tonight ?

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM (vWMNq)

239 Wow, you are selling Houston really well! It's going in the top section of my list.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:53 PM (9hauA)

Pay close attention to the October reference! You won't regret it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (AZxMX)

240 Lived in Boise 5 years. Wonderful small city but career opportunities limited for Heidi and me.

Now in Phoenix 12 years, still red. Terrific economy and opportunities. Diverse. Fantastic entertainment culture. Housing reasonable. Easy to get around because road system well laid out. Summers brutal so pools are everywhere. And mountains only an hour away so you can get a break from heat. Winters's are perfect. Come visit!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (OX6sG)

241 I also not that long ago found out, Alan Parsons himself used to play for the brunch customers at a nice Italian bistro not very far from me at all.

Place called Spaghettini in Seal Beach.

REALLY wish I had known about him being there. I would have happily paid too much for some crab dip and chips, just to see and meet him.

I just looked up Spaghettini's current entertainment schedule. Alas, no Alan on it again for quite some time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (miE9U)

242 There are about 1000 Strawberry Capitals of the world....and Apple, Avocado, Tomato, Potato...you get the idea.
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (ytZdZ)


But there's only one Gilroy. The garlic capital of the world.

It smells like garlic.
It. smells. like. garlic.

Posted by: DR.WTF at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (aS1PU)

243
Charleston, SC (oh, yeah)
Portland, ME
Camden, ME
Savannah, GA
Nashville, TN Chattanooga, TN
Dallas TX (now an s-hole city)
Asheville, NC


Two votes for Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA.
Nashville >> Chattanooga.
Santa Fe, NM.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (pNxlR)

244 Splunge, I have Jorma's (really Hot Tuna's) album Steady as she Goes album and when the CD became permanently stuck in my truck's player, I didn't even mind listening to it every day for about a year.

mostly because of "Angel of Darkness"

https://youtu.be/XiffF15xQ_Q

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (xIKXj)

245 234; preaching to the choir. me too. especially venomous fuckers. shoot first, etc.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (KP5rU)

246 booknlass, nice when it's an album you like that gets stuck. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (miE9U)

247 I'm making my 40th year a blowout year. Already been to France and Greece, had an outstanding birthday party, off to Iceland in Sept. (Grateful to God for His blessings.)

My good friend's husband wants us to surprise her in DR for her 40th, but I'm hoping he changes the location because I don't want to die or be brutalized during my vacation.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (9hauA)

248 Bought a Ryobi leaf blower today. Would have bought a Toro but it was 12amps and my extension cord is 16.

That extension cord was priced more than I paid for the Ryobi.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 10:58 PM



Why would 12 amps be a deal breaker when your cord can take 16?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (CLcKT)

249 I just found out that Westminster, CA has a yearly Strawberry Festival.

This year's special guest was Dawn Wells.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:01 PM (miE9U)

250 I have a staff arborist I found by chance when he was working at a
neighbors property. He has done incredible work and is worth watching. I
had never seen a tree taken out from the bottom up before but he's done
it for me twice now.

I feel lucky to have watched. The rope work alone is an art.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 11:01 PM (K22Va)

251 There are about 1000 Strawberry Capitals of the world....and Apple, Avocado, Tomato, Potato...you get the idea.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (ytZdZ)
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The idea is good, cheap, fresh strawberries.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:01 PM (WSVNe)

252 They used to put on an amazing live show. The first time I saw them, at a
small club in NYC, my face muscles were sore afterwards from smiling
too much.


I saw them in '77 up in Huntspatch, of all places. Their first ever tour, IIRC. Great show, crappy venue for acoustics. They called it "The Boom-arena" over the PA. This was before the Von Braun Civic Center was built.


I just discovered a new "musician's band" in The Aristocrats (like I just found them last week). Power trio of absolute monster players. They're coming down here in August and I'd like to go see them live.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (HaL55)

253 how many can your vote for? I would go Savannah out of those. I would like to see Maine though. Is Wilmington still nice or overdone? I know a lot of people move down to that area.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (n13/j)

254 Pay close attention to the October reference! You won't regret it!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 10:59 PM (AZxMX)

Haha, yeah, that makes it even more alluring. Are you allowed to share the date? I have a conference in Oct.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (9hauA)

255 Chique,

Do NOT consider Seattle. I live here. Trust me.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (PkVlr)

256 Hogmartin--are you familiar with Camp Storer on Stony Lake near Jackson? I went there for five summers.
Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (TdMsT)


I'm not, sorry. But you know, it is about two exits from Waterloo State Recreation Area, home of the 2nd Annual Fall MIMoMe this September...

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (t+qrx)

257 What would people here say is their all-time favorite "underrated" album, that is, the one that seems to never get much love from critics or other music lovers, but that YOU love?[\i]

Revolver's "Cold Water Flat" for me. Assuming you think Revolver were ever a thing.

If we're talking albums that didn't do great from otherwise-famous bands: Wild Mood Swings by the Cure.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (ykYG2)

258 If you like watching big trees get felled, YouTube has some great videos of professionals and not so professionals. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (pUDQf)

259
Milly curious if the private persona of the Shoeonhead lady bears any resemblance to the public one.

Something I frequently wonder about seeing actors and such.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (KATBx)

260 qdpSteve, on the subject of Root Beer I forgot to other oldies Triple XXX and Frosty.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLRAYGRkAY0

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (WSVNe)

261 boulder, was Wild Mood Swings an original album or a collection of rarities and B-sides?

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (miE9U)

262 whoa. how did the pixyware not figure out how to parse a [ /i]?

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (ykYG2)

263 Slave paint ???

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 11, 2019 11:04 PM (vWMNq)

264 Good night, NaCly Dog!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:04 PM (9hauA)

265 'Why would 12 amps be a deal breaker when your cord can take 16?'


Those extra 4 amps are just for show. You can't depend on them, they are shiftless and lazy.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 11:04 PM (UdKB7)

266 I hate getting up in the morning. And I'm not a millennial but I wasn't taught jack shit in the DIY department.
Posted by: Insomniac at June 11, 2019 10:17 PM (NWiLs)

I hate early rising too.

And while the other boys were leaning over engines fixing stuff, I was inside reading encyclopedias.

Evening all.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 11, 2019 11:05 PM (8ov+p)

267 The idea is good, cheap, fresh strawberries.
Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:01 PM (WSVNe)


One year recently the DNC tried to apply the idea to their own crowd.

They held a Cocaine Festival. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:05 PM (miE9U)

268 q'steve, Wild Mood Swings was an album. The Cure tried out all sorts of styles on it, hence the title. Wasn't just some moody goth thing.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 11:05 PM (ykYG2)

269 I feel lucky to have watched. The rope work alone is an art.

Posted by: dartist at June 11, 2019 11:01 PM (K22Va)

When I have him here, I never stop watching because his level of skill and planning is simply incredible!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:05 PM (AZxMX)

270 261 boulder, was Wild Mood Swings an original album or a collection of rarities and B-sides?
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (miE9U)


I went out with several Wild Mood Swings in my day.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 11:05 PM (aA3+G)

271 Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 10:49 PM (QzJWU)

I live in Houston and want to visit the place you described.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

272 258 If you like watching big trees get felled, YouTube has some great videos of professionals and not so professionals. Lol
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 11:03 PM (pUDQf)

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Do naked Lithuanian midget girls fell the trees? Because I may have already seen this video.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (9SkN+)

273 HOLY FUCK!! Biden is winning by 17? 18 months before election day?

"Hillary Clinton Leads Donald Trump by 14 Points Nationally in New Poll"
- October 26, 2016

LOL Get Fucked MSM

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (ytZdZ)

274 For street food, (awesome street tacos) you don't need any Spanish. I was able to get coffee easily, the banks managed to convert currency, the ticket offices didn't care what language I could speak, dittos with every store I went to.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:57 PM (lD3vL)

Hey you're right, that does sound like Houston.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (V2Yro)

275
141
This weekend I will be laying 500 square feet of hardwood floors. Y'all are welcome to come help.

I can watch people do that for hours.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 10:40 PM (HaL55)


And offer helpful suggestions, of course!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 11:07 PM (pNxlR)

276 Absolute Mad Lads - General Butt Naked


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfz4Eiz5cDg

Posted by: Off the reservation at June 11, 2019 11:07 PM (vWMNq)

277 I'll tell you how "DIY" works now. I know a young EE, who got a Sears garage vac with a lot of other tools as a gift. He used it a lot for a while, and it quit working. Brush in the motor, of course, and the housing and motor were not designed to be opened. But he is an engineer, and had already worked out some ways around those little screws that aren't supposed to come back out, and the plastic tabs that are meant to snap off. So he opened it up.

Motor is a sealed unit. He used some odd on-line sources to find the purchasing guy at Sears, and nicely shamed him into a contact with the motor company. That guy got a little longer, officer-grade talk about "how we can make this happen" and the real meaning of customer service. The brushes, of course, are worth about a nickel, but are available only by the thousand, from the manufacturer in China. He was up for that.


So he calls the plant in China, and speak Chinese with the manager there. The guy is genuinely bothered that somebody over here is acting like his product is cheap and low-class -- he had not heard this before! -- and so to prove the point, sent an envelope full, probably a lifetime supply, gratis.

After that it only took about 10 minutes to put the brushes in and close up the housing. All good now. This is what a "millennial" has to be able to handle for a simple DIY job. What manly-man men here are up to it?

I thought the Mandarin was a damn nice touch.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:07 PM (8ZmvG)

278 I live in Houston and want to visit the place you described.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (2DOZq)

LOL. Yep. I didnt see it Either.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (OX6sG)

279 131 Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. Lol.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (pUDQf)


Raises hand, Kinda. I'll buy tools for one-off jobs, but not expensive ones. In this case Harbor Freight is your friend. And their tools can actually be pretty good. Bought a hammer drill to install foundation bolts. $70 on sale. Couldn't rent one for less than that. Actually ended up using it on other projects... Same with a pneumatic floor nailer I bought for $90.

Posted by: Schumacher, Richardson at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (LMcFk)

280 Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM


Take a look at Columbia, SC. Not too big, not too small, college town, has an airport.

I'd recommend late fall, though.

Posted by: Bert G at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (OMsf+)

281 - Walkable with decent public transportation so I don't have to rent a car for the entire month

One last Chamber of Commerce advertisement for Guanajuato.

When I say it is a walkable town - I mean, there are no garages and very few cars. Everyone walks everywhere. The only time I took a taxi was to get to where we parked the car we used to get from TX to MX.

Literally across the alley was a Baptist Church, 30 feet down hill from the front door was a convenience store. within another 100-200 feet are dozens of restaurants and small shops. 500 - 1000 feet I can get some coffee far better than any Starbucks, plus the bank and the majority of anything I would need. 1500-2000 feet I'm at a museum another 300 feet I'm at one or more concert halls.

Walk up a quarter mile through the tunnel and end up in a MX version of a shopping mall with a huge grocery store anchor.

You will NOT need a car except when its time to leave.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (lD3vL)

282 Haha, yeah, that makes it even more alluring. Are you allowed to share the date? I have a conference in Oct.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:02 PM (9hauA)


It's closely held information, but for you I'll just say 18-19 October 2019. But don't let the others know!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (AZxMX)

283 boulder, thanks. I will check that out.
The only Cure albums I've ever bought were The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and I confess I've never really listened to either one straight through in one sitting, in over 30 years.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (miE9U)

284 Little River Band, Playing To Win. Came out in 1984 after no one cared about them any more, at all.

I'll check that one out. Hope it's as good as Sleeper Catcher. That's a desert island album.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (HaL55)

285 Do naked Lithuanian midget girls fell the trees? Because I may have already seen this video.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (9SkN+)


They fell tourists, not trees.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (pUDQf)

286 Speaking of albums that contain rarities and B-sides, what do people here think of Led Zeppelin's CO/DA album?

People seem to either love it or hate it. I personally found it an extremely mixed bag.

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

287 But there's only one Gilroy. The garlic capital of the world.

Oh yes, the Stinking Rose.

Posted by: no good deed at June 11, 2019 11:09 PM (uTY3H)

288 Chique,

Another cool small city, sort of under the radar is Bend, OR. Beautiful setting, lots of outdoorsy stuff. I'm guessing lots of outdoorsy dudes around as well, skiers, hikers, rafters, etc. No sales tax in OR.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:10 PM (ytZdZ)

289 >>>Why would 12 amps be a deal breaker when your cord can take 16?

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (CLcKT)


My extensions are 16ga (which will handle up to 10amps), buying the Toro, a 12amp machine, would have necessitated buying a 14ga cord which cost more than the Ryobi.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:10 PM (WSVNe)

290 Hey, I'm in better health than Pelosi!

Posted by: Jumpin' Joe Biden! at June 11, 2019 11:10 PM (I2/tG)

291 chique?

Zurich?

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (xIKXj)

292 Underrated album:
The Number of the Beast by Iron Maiden

Posted by: FireHorse at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (ta49A)

293 BackwardsBoy, thanks. IMHO Playing To Win is worth checking out... but it is dated. LRB were basically trying to go both hard rock and new wave, and the results vary from track to track.

I personally love this song from it, though. Capitol Records shoulda released it as a single:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEkLECI4lRE

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (miE9U)

294 Speaking of albums that contain rarities and B-sides, what do people here think of Led Zeppelin's CO/DA album?

People seem to either love it or hate it. I personally found it an extremely mixed bag.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:09 PM (miE9U)

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I'm starting to think that all the time I spent listening to REO Speedwagon records was wasted.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (9SkN+)

295 Pitcher #1?

DO want.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (ju9gW)

296 273 HOLY FUCK!! Biden is winning by 17? 18 months before election day?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (ytZdZ)


Maybe the polls are factoring in vote fraud.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (sdi6R)

297
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:07 PM (8ZmvG)


___

Or go and buy a new one. Easiest DYI job there is.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:12 PM (ytZdZ)

298 After 2016, if anyone trusts polls they need their head examined.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 11:12 PM (pUDQf)

299 "only Cure albums I've ever bought were The Head On The Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me"

Not even Disintegration? for f-ck's sake. that's Cure 101.

THotD was okay but KMKMKM was overly long and, in places, repetitive. Only Cure superfans defend that one in its entirety.

Wild Mood Swings is good - underrated, as noted. Japanese Whispers: also good. The 17 Seconds / Faith / Pornography trilogy is ... interesting. I don't recommend buying it but I recommend listening to it all on some streaming service.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (ykYG2)

300
This weekend I will be laying 500 square feet of hardwood floors. Y'all are welcome to come help.

Did you take a nap?
Is that all you've done?
Well, it's a start.
What have you been doing all day?
I told you you should have started earlier.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (0oaEF)

301 the best root beer is brewed by stevens point brewery. fuck all y'all.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (KP5rU)

302 Cicero! I received in the mail a check for my security deposit, a couple days ago, because I wrote the letter to the landlady saying what you suggested.

thank you kindly

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (xIKXj)

303 Maybe the polls are factoring in vote fraud.

Posted by: rickl at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (sdi6R)


Believe me, this time they intend to get it right!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (AZxMX)

304 My extensions are 16ga (which will handle up to 10amps), buying the Toro, a 12amp machine, would have necessitated buying a 14ga cord which cost more than the Ryobi.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:10 PM



Aaah, 16 gauge...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (CLcKT)

305 boulder, I've been meaning to get Disintegratoin forever.

I LOVE Lovesong. It's a song I can't live without hearing every now and then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (miE9U)

306 Take a look at Columbia, SC. Not too big, not too small, college town, has an airport.



I'd recommend late fall, though.

Posted by: Bert G at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (OMsf+)

nice town. Also, what I would do is go for someplace very different than where I lived. Say, if you live in the South or East Coast, try Scottsdale or Tuscon Arizona or another town in that area. Obviously the time of year makes a difference. Don't go there in the Summer, or Houston either.

Posted by: Quint at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (n13/j)

307 You will NOT need a car except when its time to leave.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (lD3vL)

I am a country girl, but one thing I really liked about European cities is that you could walk almost everywhere. It was great. As a result I could indulge myself a little when it came to eating without putting on too much weight. Plus I just really enjoy walking.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (9hauA)

308 Hey you're right, that does sound like Houston.

Houtson: Flat, humid, hot, WAY too much traffic, no history, no views, typical illegal alien culture, expensive.

Guanajuato: Mountains, low humidity, walking city, centuries of history, gorgeous views, conservative culture, cheap.

(when I mean conservative culture, I mean men don't wear shorts, women don't dress as whores, the lines are long for a Chopin symphony concert, people are courteous)

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (lD3vL)

309 Today, everyone has YouTube so there isn't much of an excuse for not trying something.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:21 PM (pUDQf)

I am continually amazed at how long it takes me to put something simple together even with the instructions and a video right in front of me.

I just always seem to be missing or not understanding something.

That's also why I haven't cleaned a gun yet. I'm too afraid of never getting it back together and/or doing it wrong and having it blow up on me.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (8ov+p)

310 Quebec?

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (xIKXj)

311 And offer helpful suggestions, of course!

Good supervision isn't cheap, you know.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (HaL55)

312 It's closely held information, but for you I'll just say 18-19 October 2019. But don't let the others know!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (AZxMX)


Damn, I didn't catch that.

*kicks dirt*

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (t+qrx)

313 'This is what a "millennial" has to be able to handle for a simple DIY job.'

That's what I mean by "putting your mind to it". Some things take an considerable amount of obsession to see them thru.

Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (UdKB7)

314 boulder, IMHO The Cure was one of the most interesting bands of the early 1980s.

I still remember in college when I first heard The Love Cats. I thought, that's not rock, that's classic jazz.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (miE9U)

315 >>I think the electrician's tool is spelled "dike." I'm surprised none of the usual suspects have made the usual bad jokes about the other kind of dyke.
Posted by: Basement Cat

Once you have been here long enough those jokes are assumed.

Posted by: Aviator at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (2cuLk)

316 I make a heck of a lot more than $50/hr but there is something about doing something with your own hands, solving problems, obtaining new skills, doing the job right.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 10:32 PM (lD3vL)

What do you do? Dang.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 11, 2019 11:16 PM (8ov+p)

317 311 And offer helpful suggestions, of course!

Good supervision isn't cheap, you know.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (HaL55)


Yeah, but how many times do I have to be told 'finished side up'??

Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 11:16 PM (pUDQf)

318 Aaah, 16 gauge...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (CLcKT)


I thought it was something like that. And a 12 gauge extension cord (which I needed for a pond heater) was both expensive and hard to find!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:16 PM (AZxMX)

319 one thing I really liked about European cities is that you could walk almost everywhere.

This town is very colonial in its architecture - its required by law to remain that way. Each building is several hundred years old and the floor plans reflect the myriad of changes over the centuries.

One thing for sure, this town is in no way ADA compliant. The hills/alleys/streets are far too steep for wheel chairs, and those on crutches are doomed.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (lD3vL)

320 312 It's closely held information, but for you I'll just say 18-19 October 2019. But don't let the others know!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (AZxMX)

Damn, I didn't catch that.

*kicks dirt*
Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (t+qrx)


Hrothgar and Hogmartin--are you both going to the TX Mome?

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (TdMsT)

321 302 Cicero! I received in the mail a check for my security deposit, a couple days ago, because I wrote the letter to the landlady saying what you suggested.

thank you kindly
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (xIKXj)

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You have proved my theorem that even a drunken wretch can do some good in the world. Thank you dear lady!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (9SkN+)

322 I'm starting to think that all the time I spent listening to REO Speedwagon records was wasted.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (9SkN+)

Maybe not for you.

I know I can't listen to them.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (aA3+G)

323
We at Schloss Hadrian have found that Borzoi make extremely intent work supervisors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (0oaEF)

324 *kicks dirt*

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (t+qrx)


Dude, you have to up your game!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (AZxMX)

325 Zurich?

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:11 PM (xIKXj)

Sounds lovely, but Switzerland is super expensive. I would have to start selling organs before the month ended, LOL.

I was in Montreux for a week last year, but that was for work, so my company paid. Absolutely beautiful, but crazy expensive. I also enjoyed getting lost for a day in Geneva (I think I ended up walking almost 10 miles that day), but it was just for the day.

My company also has a few offices in Europe - but maybe I'll do a month in Europe next year.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (9hauA)

326 just heard alice cooper "be my lover" kicks ass, yet, today.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 11:18 PM (KP5rU)

327 Raise your hand if you've bought expensive tools to do one project and never used them again. Lol.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at June 11, 2019 10:39 PM (pUDQf)

Not an expensive one but I bought a drill press to install French hinges on cabinet doors that I bought to replace the existing ones in my kitchen. Doors cost me $2500 compared to over 10k for new cabinets. I gave the press to the guy who helped me after the job was done.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:18 PM (2DOZq)

328 Hrothgar and Hogmartin--are you both going to the TX Mome?
Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (TdMsT)


Well I don't want to just come right out and say whether or not I'll be attending, but here's a hint: yes, I will be there.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:19 PM (t+qrx)

329 One thing for sure, this town is in no way ADA compliant. The hills/alleys/streets are far too steep for wheel chairs, and those on crutches are doomed.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (lD3vL)

Was in Santorini for my friend's 40th this year. Same thing. I kept on saying how if you had any mobility problems you were screwed.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:19 PM (9hauA)

330 Hrothgar and Hogmartin--are you both going to the TX Mome?

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (TdMsT)


Cannot answer for hogmartin, but if I still have checks and am still alive I'll be there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:19 PM (AZxMX)

331 ...I live in Houston and want to visit the place you described.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:06 PM (2DOZq)



Its a matter of positive outlook and being open to the good around you, and shrugging off the bad.

Areas I hate in and around Houston? Sure. The whole I-10 West corridor, out through Katy and it's endless Stepford Wives suburbs, and beyond.

Ditto for Sugarland it it's "oh so twee" brick faced strip centers, full of the same damn franchise stores as anywhere, but forced to comply with that Master Planned Architecture.

All while Highway 6 remains a life-long traffic jam through the heart of the area.

But you get up into the neighborhoods like The Heights, Highlands, or all the warehouses refurbed into Condos in East Downtown, and it's a high standard of living, all around.

Even Montrose, but I have no interest in living in the beating liberal heart of urban Houston.

Yeah, Houston has big city problems. Every big city does.

But Houston does Big City 'bout better than any other Big City out there, and I've been in damn near all of them in the USA.

We've got it good in the Houston area. Make the most of it, see the good in it, make the best of it.

Which ain't bad advice for living in Podunk, Podunkia, either.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (QzJWU)

332 Off, day-old sock.

Posted by: Average Guy at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (LMcFk)

333 What do you do? Dang.

Computer geek. Sort of the Winston Wolf of solving IT problems: Rescue missions, massive architectural greenfields or redesigns, napkin to shrink-wrap SDLC.

I don't stick around any client once a mission is accomplished.


Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (lD3vL)

334 MisHum, something tells me if I could peruse your record collection, I'd find a vintage copy of "Ballad of the Green Berets."

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (miE9U)

335 The DIY thing is a combination of factors.

1) More divorced parents and parents who simply paid someone else to do the work meant fewer opportunities to learn by observing

2) Marrying later/living in expensive cities means more often living in apartments. You have fewer opportunities for DIY repairs. Also, the lack of a garage or workspace.

3) Things are either designed to be obsolete by the time that they break, or they're so cheap and cheaply made that it's often easier and just as inexpensive to buy a replacement.

4) DIY in the good old days wasn't always that great. A lot of repairs were shit. Tear up an old house and you can find some weird stuff that was done by inexperienced homeowners.

That doesn't mean that you shouldn't know how to do the basics, such as unclog a toilet, perform basic car maintenance, fix a light fixture, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (SgjGX)

336 Quebec?
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (xIKXj)

I love Montreal, but one of our biggest offices is there, and although I love my coworkers, I don't want to have to show up in the office, LOL. But it might actually be a good idea. Or somewhere else in Quebec.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (9hauA)

337 We've got it good in the Houston area. Make the most of it, see the good in it, make the best of it.

Which ain't bad advice for living in Podunk, Podunkia, either.
Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (QzJWU)


This bears repeating.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (t+qrx)

338 chique d'afrique

Consider Bentonville, AR. Close to Fayetville and lots of Wal-Mart money sloshing around.

Posted by: Pete Seria at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (7ZQe3)

339 >>>I thought it was something like that. And a 12 gauge extension cord (which I needed for a pond heater) was both expensive and hard to find!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:16 PM (AZxMX)
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Ace is the place, they sell it by the foot and they also sell the plug and receptacle.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (WSVNe)

340 Cicero! I received in the mail a check for my security deposit, a couple days ago, because I wrote the letter to the landlady saying what you suggested.

thank you kindly
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:13 PM (xIKXj)

Awesome,I'm glad you were able to get it back. Seemed rather ridiculous, I assume no explanation why the landlord suddenly became difficult.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (Rz2Nc)

341 We at Schloss Hadrian have found that Borzoi make extremely intent work supervisors.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 11, 2019 11:17 PM (0oaEF)


Conor approves of your overlords approach to life!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (AZxMX)

342 MisHum, something tells me if I could peruse your record collection, I'd find a vintage copy of "Ballad of the Green Berets."
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (miE9U)

------

*stands up*

*puts hand over heart*

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (9SkN+)

343 Looks like I won't be going to PDT's rally next week. From what I can gather, my ticket doesn't assure me of a seat inside. I should've figured that out, but it's an arena and I could see them only issuing tickets for the seats, but then again, I'm a Moron.

There's no way I can stand outside in the heat and run the risk of getting caught in a thunderstorm. I should've know that was too good to be true.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (HaL55)

344 It's closely held information, but for you I'll just say 18-19 October 2019. But don't let the others know!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (AZxMX)

My lips are sealed.

You will not believe the conference starts on Oct 19, LOL. I will definitely keep the 18th in mind, though.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:22 PM (9hauA)

345 But Houston does Big City 'bout better than any other Big City out there, and I've been in damn near all of them in the USA.

Its the lack of zoning.

You can have multi-million dollar estates butting up against industrial or retail.

A drive down Memorial, you can see alot.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:22 PM (lD3vL)

346 333: bluebird, been there done that. it was fun. i was a devious fuck. that's all i have to say about that.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at June 11, 2019 11:23 PM (KP5rU)

347 Ace is the place, they sell it by the foot and they also sell the plug and receptacle.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (WSVNe)


I found an out of the way Ace, they know Conor by name there, and my joke with them is that I'm still trying to find something they don't have in stock!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:23 PM (AZxMX)

348 chique, you've got it made

I have been to Santa Fe, and it seems walkable

Albuquerque was just rough, I thought; I'm a country girl too, and finally moved up into the East mountains to maintain my sanity

Spartanburg, SC and Chattanooga are pretty, but I don't know how walkable they are, and I'm not sure Spartanburg had much culture going on

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:23 PM (xIKXj)

349 Consider Bentonville, AR. Close to Fayetville and lots of Wal-Mart money sloshing around.
Posted by: Pete Seria at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (7ZQe3)


Be warned that if you think Bentonville and bentonite might be cognates, you will be very disappointed.

Posted by: hogmartin, alias Cretaceous Benton Shale Esq. at June 11, 2019 11:24 PM (t+qrx)

350 Consider Bentonville, AR. Close to Fayetville and lots of Wal-Mart money sloshing around.

Well if you are going to do AR, then go to Hot Springs.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:24 PM (lD3vL)

351 Pluto right now has a Doctor Who channel. Care for a jelly-baby?

Posted by: Anna Puma at June 11, 2019 11:24 PM (+fRXf)

352 And go to Galveston and eat some seafood.
Or Italian.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:24 PM (WSVNe)

353 336 Quebec?
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:14 PM (xIKXj)

I love Montreal, but one of our biggest offices is there, and although I love my coworkers, I don't want to have to show up in the office, LOL. But it might actually be a good idea. Or somewhere else in Quebec.
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:20 PM (9hauA)

Quebec City

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:24 PM (ytZdZ)

354 Aren't many/most of the Boomer's kids Gen X?

That said homeownership is a big push to get DIY skills.

Posted by: geoffb at June 11, 2019 11:25 PM (zOpu5)

355 You will not believe the conference starts on Oct 19, LOL. I will definitely keep the 18th in mind, though.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:22 PM (9hauA)


Please try to make the 18th, which is very informal, but you will not regret it!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:25 PM (AZxMX)

356 DIY skills are for suckers.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:25 PM (9SkN+)

357 Spartanburg, SC and Chattanooga are pretty, but I don't know how walkable they are, and I'm not sure Spartanburg had much culture going on

Yes, the walkable criteria is a no-go. Dittos with Dallas or anywhere in the South. No one wants to walk around in triple digit temperatures anyway.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (lD3vL)

358 Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (lD3vL)

What Cartel controls your state?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (2DOZq)

359 Yeah, but how many times do I have to be told 'finished side up'??

That depends on your BAC.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (HaL55)

360 Wow, I can't believe all the great suggestions. You guys really are the best. I've compiled all your suggestions and comments into a Word Doc and will let you know what I decide.

I hope I don't flake out or forget, though, LOL.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (9hauA)

361 Its the lack of zoning.

You can have multi-million dollar estates butting up against industrial or retail.

A drive down Memorial, you can see alot.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:22 PM (lD3vL)
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Is that lack of zoning spelled f r e e d o m?

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (WSVNe)

362 I found an out of the way Ace, they know Conor by name there, and my joke with them is that I'm still trying to find something they don't have in stock!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:23 PM (AZxMX)

So you shop at the one in Woodruff, WI?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (aA3+G)

363 312 It's closely held information, but for you I'll just say 18-19 October 2019. But don't let the others know!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:08 PM (AZxMX)

Damn, I didn't catch that.

*kicks dirt*
Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:15 PM (t+qrx)


You told me the other night, but I was still recovering from the absolutely hideous experience at DFW on Sunday.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

364 Or go and buy a new one. Easiest DYI job there is.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker


You are really Calm Mentor and about to ask for money.Was the topic of the conversation how easy it is to buy new things?LOL get lurked.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (8ZmvG)

365 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (ytZdZ)

366 Please try to make the 18th, which is very informal, but you will not regret it!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:25 PM (AZxMX)

Will do my best, even if I'm at home in PA or somewhere else. I enjoy MoMes.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (9hauA)

367 thanks evasive, nope no explanation, she "forgot"

oh well, once the money's in hand, all's forgiven.

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (xIKXj)

368 You are really Calm Mentor and about to ask for money.Was the topic of the conversation how easy it is to buy new things?LOL get lurked.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (8ZmvG)

___

Whaaaaaa?

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:28 PM (ytZdZ)

369
Is that lack of zoning spelled f r e e d o m?
Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (WSVNe)


Yes. And freedom is always worth what you have to pay for it.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:28 PM (TdMsT)

370 244 Splunge, I have Jorma's (really Hot Tuna's) album Steady as she Goes album and when the CD became permanently stuck in my truck's player, I didn't even mind listening to it every day for about a year.
mostly because of "Angel of Darkness"
https://youtu.be/XiffF15xQ_Q
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:00 PM (xIKXj)


That is very, very nice, and sounds as though it would reward repeat listening as you found more and more of the groove. I have not heard it before, except perhaps live, when I did not know what I was listening to. I've focused more on acoustic Jorma/Tuna. I suppose my equivalent, the song I could listen to every morning for years, would be Genesis.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SU1YASW3rhc

Posted by: Splunge at June 11, 2019 11:28 PM (ed8K1)

371 a strange day
youtube.com/watch?v=yQkbdrvgClw

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 11, 2019 11:28 PM (ykYG2)

372
365 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (ytZdZ)

--------

Which end goes in the water?

Posted by: Prez'nit Shitnozzle at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (9SkN+)

373 Wanted to mention to everyone by the way: I made the BIG PLUNGE just yesterday.

Yes that's right: I bought myself an electric guitar and amp. Got a good deal at zzounds.

But no worries, SoCal MoMee attendees: I promise not to bring my equipment. I don't want to force you all to listen to my horrible renditions of Stairway To Heaven and Freebird. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (miE9U)

374 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?

Plunger? I've been using M-80s.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (lD3vL)

375 They messed up on the dating of the boomer generation. A lot of boomers are almost war babies.
Who were raised/grew up in a different world than those born in 1959 or so.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (WSVNe)

376 I was in Montreux for a week last year,


Was there smoke on the water?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (fuK7c)

377 Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (8ZmvG)


What on earth are you talking about?

Can't you be nice?

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:30 PM (TdMsT)

378 You told me the other night, but I was still recovering from the absolutely hideous experience at DFW on Sunday.

Posted by: Ladyl at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (TdMsT)


Glad you cleared that up, I was beginning to worry about either you or I being in bad shape!
DAL for the win.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:30 PM (AZxMX)

379 Yes that's right: I bought myself an electric guitar and amp. Got a good deal at zzounds.


Well, don't keep us in suspense, tell us what you got.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:30 PM (HaL55)

380 Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (miE9U)

Congrats!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:30 PM (9hauA)

381 Its the lack of zoning.

I grew up in a medium-sized city in California.

People ran for city council basically to get on the Zoning Committee (which was the entire city council).

Once on the city council, you could wave the Magic Zoning Wand for your family, friends, and contributors, and double the value of a piece of property via a zoning reclassification. (Of course, you had to vote "yes" for all the other rezoning proposals proposed by other city council members.)

This encouraged a certain cynicism about government early in my life.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 11, 2019 11:31 PM (I2/tG)

382 I was in Montreux for a week last year,


Was there smoke on the water?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM (fuK7c)

No. (I have a feeling there's a reference I'm not getting. Does it have to do with jazz?)

Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 11:31 PM (9hauA)

383 I am, and will always be, a child of the '70s. And I love and respect albums that have no weak tracks and can be listened to from front to end with no weak parts.

Some obscure albums that fit this bill:

Meat Puppets II (an absolute favorite of mine)

Gourds - Cow, Fish, Fowl or Pig (genius)

Bluerunners - Le Grande Bleu (Masterpiece)

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2019 11:31 PM (oAY8z)

384 So .... wtf is Kellen Winslow Jr.'s deal? Are you friggin kidding me?

This story is so bizarre that I can't help but wonder - his dad's NFL HOF royalty notwithstanding - was there something going on in that dude's house, maybe physical or sexual abuse, when he was growing up? This shit is nearly unspeakable, just nasty beyond belief. Holy crap.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:31 PM (6mvRv)

385 Zoning laws are bullshit for the most part anyway since they can change on a whim. Oh that 10 acre parcel zones for residential with a minimum 1/2 acre lot is now zoned for apartments? Any objections? LOLGF! Approved.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:32 PM (ytZdZ)

386 Might have to Copyright the name and tag-line of our Trade Association though.

"Paolo, Inc.
The Right Tool For The Job"


Needs a nifty "800" number to go with it though.


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX




Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (QzJWU)

Heh. As Red Green would tell you, "if the girls don't find you handsome, at least they will find you handy."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:33 PM (WG6O9)

387 chique, thanks! :-)

BackwardsBoy, very inexpensive setup. Both my amp and my guitar were $150.

Guitar:
https://tinyurl.com/y2rnv3mt

Amp:
https://tinyurl.com/y4c866od

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:33 PM (miE9U)

388 I've always been curious about how things work, and learning how to fix things just seemed so fun.

Posted by: SMH at June 11, 2019 11:33 PM (RU4sa)

389 Looks like I won't be going to PDT's rally next week. From what I can gather, my ticket doesn't assure me of a seat inside.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:21 PM (HaL55)


Sorry

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (t+qrx)

390 Yes that's right: I bought myself an electric guitar and amp. Got a good deal at zzounds.

--------

So the pan flute is right out then?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (9SkN+)

391 What Cartel controls your state?

TX is controlled by the Sinaloa cartel, not sure how much influence the Los Zetas still have though.

I do know that former US district attorney Johnny Sutton was the defacto consigliere for the Sinaloas.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (lD3vL)

392 One of you morons made me give myself an earworm by asking about overlooked albums.

So here's Ronnie Wood doing Seven More Days if you dare.

https://youtu.be/TEUDaGHPOYE

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (fuK7c)

393 Bander, thanks!
I just get in moods where I need to hear about new stuff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (miE9U)

394 Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:31 PM (6mvRv)

He's just a sexual deviant. I think it's a nature thing and not a nurture thing though the nurturing can effect how bad it could become.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:35 PM (2DOZq)

395 I'm sure I'll announce this several more times before October, but I have snared a room with a king size bed the weekend of the CenTexMoMee, thus will have room for 2 or 3 'ettes also who might want to show up but have nowhere to stay.

In the event of excessive interest, there will be a drawing held to determine the winner(s).

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (8ov+p)

396 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?

Plunger? I've been using M-80s.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:29 PM



Plungers? M-80's?


I guess using my hand and a teaspoon to disimpact a plugged throne all these years was unnecessary...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (CLcKT)

397 One problem I have with DIY is that most projects are ones I have zero experience with. Like, I've only had to fix a vacuum cleaner once, a dryer once, a sink drain once, a toilet flusher thingy once. So every project is tackled in ignorance, which I find unsettling. I would rather know what I am doing.

On the other hand, it's fun to succeed, and usually the worst thing that could happen is I might have to call a pro after all.

Posted by: Emmie Oakley at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (4HMW8)

398 oh well, once the money's in hand, all's forgiven.
Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (xIKXj)

Yep, glad you got it back!

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (Rz2Nc)

399 Zoning laws are bullshit for the most part anyway since they can change on a whim.

I've played the commercial real-estate game. Yes, you can get variances but it takes juice to get meaningful changes.

The biggest scam is the "endangered species" designation which locks up property until the original owner of the worthless property relents and sells to a patient but "connected" developer who will immediately get that designation removed and make millions in the arbitrage.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (lD3vL)

400 >>>Dallas or anywhere in the South. No one wants to walk around in triple digit temperatures anyway.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:26 PM (lD3vL)


George Will, I know, writing about Texas quoted a turn of the century (19th) newspaper about the madams upset with the Baylor (university) girls taking business away from them.

But I digress, another quote in the article states that 'Texans don't walk, they'll get on a horse to go one block down the street'.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (WSVNe)

401 ...and “the rooted” who have the resources to move, but prefer to stay where they are.

I suspect these people don't want to move because their social circle is filling emotional needs they would have satisfied with a spouse and/or parents in earlier generations.

If you move away from family they will still be your family and there's always the holiday season to remind you there's nothing like face-to-face interaction. But your friends will start to drift away, and people without a stable family situation don't want that.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 11, 2019 11:37 PM (h2Bdk)

402 So there are people who know where Montreaux is but don't get the Deep Purple reference. It is possible

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at June 11, 2019 11:37 PM (oAY8z)

403 Can't you be nice?

Posted by: Ladyl


YOU
are not paying attention.

Maybe you will put up with a cheap-shot artiste. Your choice.Night after night this guy is just a nasty piece of work, and you or somebody let him get away with it as if he's your best pal. Go right ahead.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (8ZmvG)

404 i love shoeonhead.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (Pg+x7)

405 chique:

"We all went down to Montreux
on the Lake Geneva Shoreline..."

first lyrics in the song, Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple

Posted by: booknlass at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (xIKXj)

406 So the pan flute is right out then?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:34 PM (9SkN+)


I bet you could rig one on a harmonica holder.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:39 PM (t+qrx)

407 I've gotta crash peeps, enjoy the night!

Chores start tomorrow very early to beat the rain.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 11, 2019 11:39 PM (AZxMX)

408 @394 - Maybe you're right. But wow ... I mean, dude grew up with incredible privilege, dad's a well-respected HOF (showed up at every day at the trial btw), was an all-pro who earned $40m in his own right, married to a beautiful WAG with a kid, and *that* is what he was in to? Ugh, that is just disgusting.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:39 PM (6mvRv)

409 People ran for city council basically to get on the Zoning Committee (which was the entire city council).

That is exactly why Robert Francis O'Rourke got in to politics so that he could engineer zoning changes favorable for his multi-billionaire FiL.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:40 PM (lD3vL)

410 Cicero, couldn't find a saucepan big enough ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:40 PM (miE9U)

411 The biggest scam is the "endangered species" designation which locks up property until the original owner of the worthless property relents and sells to a patient but "connected" developer who will immediately get that designation removed and make millions in the arbitrage.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:36 PM (lD3vL)


When I lived in Santa Barbara someone who didn't want a certain parcel of land developed planted an endangered plant he or she'd dug up somewhere else. Even though the dirt was still loose the all development of that parcel was halted immediately. I don't know if there was a patient developer waiting in the wings, but nobody was able to do anything for at least the ten years I was there.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 11, 2019 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)

412 Youtube has instructional videos for just about anything. I don't have a lift so there are a lot of car repair issues I can't do, but changing a headlight bulb doesn't require a lift, just some instructions on where clips and screws are.

I find it hard to fathom that Generation Juicebox can't figure out how to unclog a toilet...

1. Learn that toilets can't handle EVERYTHING you stuff down there like you try to do in school or restaurant shitters.

2. A plunger can work wonders, so can a bottle of Liquid Plumr. A handheld snake from Home Depot costs less than 10 bucks, a plumber charges much more than that just to show up at your door.



Posted by: kbdabear at June 11, 2019 10:29 PM (0Ntuf)

I did a metric fuckton of car repairs without the use of a lift. I have one now, and like it very much, but it's a convenience, not an absolute necessity.

Change a transmission? Get the vehicle up on good sturdy jack stands, and lie on your back on a creeper or a sheet of cardboard, and do the unbolting.

Before lifts were commonplace, service shops had pits. A big trench in the concrete floor, with a set of stairs going down at one or both ends. Ledge along the sides, so you could board it over with 3X8 planks when not in use. Much quicker to use than a hoist, and the vehicle cannot fall on you, unless you parked it wildly off-center over the pit. Drawbacks? It presents a falling hazard for unwary persons, and gasoline fumes can collect in the pit, and become an explosive mixture.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:41 PM (WG6O9)

413 404 i love shoeonhead.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (Pg+x7)


She's amusing. I wish she'd put out more content.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 11, 2019 11:42 PM (h2Bdk)

414 I recently read that right after Dark Side Of The Moon, Pink Floyd tried to make an entire album with no real instruments except for mostly kitchen utensils.

They ran out, bought all this junk, then found out it didn't make much of a sound, wasn't very musical, and couldn't be tuned. :-/

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:42 PM (miE9U)

415 The daywalkers were on hype today, battling like it was an ONT, about all kinds of stuff. I wonder if this is the season when the Horde goes into rut, LOL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:42 PM (5aX2M)

416 That's a nice little combo, qdpsteve. Nice price for the both of them, too.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:43 PM (HaL55)

417 i love shoeonhead.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (Pg+x7)

Me too but she dropped a half point when she said she had OCD .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:43 PM (2DOZq)

418 Winslow into dorking old lady hobos is a pretty specific kink

Posted by: NCKate at June 11, 2019 11:44 PM (cWedi)

419 Backwards, thanks.
Wouldn't have got the setup if I had to spend any more money. I'm luck in that right now at least, I can afford to spend $300 on a potential new hobby.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:45 PM (miE9U)

420
1. Learn that toilets can't handle EVERYTHING you stuff down there like you try to do in school or restaurant shitters.


"Flushable" cat litter is the snowflakes' downfall. Jeebus, scoop it out, bag it and deposit in the garbage can, numbskulls.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 11:45 PM (pNxlR)

421 Hey BackwardsBoy, could you send me an email so I know I have the right address for you?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:46 PM (t+qrx)

422 Also, zzounds is fantastic. I love their payment plans. I don't know how they make money trusting so many people, but apparently it works out for them.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:46 PM (miE9U)

423 i love shoeonhead.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at June 11, 2019 11:38 PM (Pg+x7)

Me too but she dropped a half point when she said she had OCD .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at June 11, 2019 11:43 PM



Gain a point with me though after I saw The Pictures...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:46 PM (CLcKT)

424 ...The daywalkers were on hype today, battling like it was an ONT, about all kinds of stuff. I wonder if this is the season when the Horde goes into rut Pon-Farr, LOL.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:42 PM (5aX2M)



FIFY

*makes Spock hand symbol thing*



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 11:46 PM (QzJWU)

425 Chique:

Missoula, MT
Leftists, sure, but a kick ass small college city of about 80K. Winters aren't as bad as you think. And summer weather is just about perfect.

and Hamilton is just 40 miles south on 93!

Posted by: free tibet at June 11, 2019 11:46 PM (n/eZB)

426 I have tools, I know how to use them for most day to day problems, and I hate calling pros because I'm a cheap bastard.

My problem is I'm also a lazy bastard. If my shower breaks, for instance, I'll be perfectly happy to wait for the rain. I only fix it when some damn woman makes me.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:48 PM (5aX2M)

427 My dad was an extraordinary wood worker. Could do anything from house additions to fine cabinets. But that's about it. He knew nothing about engines or plumbing or electrical appliances.

But he did instill in me (a boomer) with an excellent work ethic and core values that I still cherish today.

Posted by: Sooner at June 11, 2019 11:48 PM (YuDIV)

428 I have not been to Montreux, but I have been to Morcote which is on a different lake on the CH/IT border. (IT/CH?).

I could have married into it. Love of my life is a wop from the north of Italy. I'm hers, too, but no matter how many times we try we can't stand each other.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 11, 2019 11:49 PM (fuK7c)

429 ...someone who didn't want a certain parcel of land developed...

I live in limestone country so caves are EVERYWHERE.

Unfortunately, if a cave is accidentally discovered while digging, the whole process must be shutdown and professional spelunkers are dispatched to investigate the network of caves connected to that one breech.

Guys who build swimming pools occasionally hit caves, quietly and secretly cover up the breech and convince the pool owner that they really don't want a deep-end in their pool.

The city was extending a water pipe from lake Travis that would go under McNeil road on the north side of Austin. They hit a cave. This caused months of delay while spelunkers did their thing. Then there was an even larger delay as the auger they were using to bore out the limestone for the pipe wasn't large enough to drill the larger hole required to put in casing for the water pipe - and they had to wait for a backlogged auger of the correct size was available.

Of course the road stayed torn up through this entire debacle.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:49 PM (lD3vL)

430 Winslow's family must be freaking out.

Sounds like the jury hung on eight other counts, including at least one other old homeless lady rape, and molestation or rape of a drugged teenager, but they were 10-2 against him. If they retry and convict him he's gone for life,

I have seldom been this grossed out. He makes Rae Carruth look like a Boy Scout.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:49 PM (6mvRv)

431 Wouldn't have got the setup if I had to spend any more money. I'm luck in that right now at least, I can afford to spend $300 on a potential new hobby.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:45 PM (miE9U)


Have you played before? If not (or if you have and it was a while ago), the Fender tutorial page is a good way to get settled or get caught up. There's a free #twoweeks trial. After that, you can probably keep going on your own.

https://www.fender.com/play

Posted by: hogmartin at June 11, 2019 11:49 PM (t+qrx)

432 Chique-

Best of luck in whatever you decide.

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 11:50 PM (oIxaO)

433 I'm trying to master car painting. It's one of the most challenging things I have ever done. There have been failures, but I am learning.
Posted by: freaked at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (UdKB7)

I have painted a few cars with varying results, from really, really bad, to "looks good at 25 feet". The key to a good paint job is the prep work. Laying the paint on with a spray gun is the easiest part, as long as you don't overdo it, and cause a run.

You can get a pretty damned fine paint job at Maaco or Earl Scheib's if you do you own prep, and remove as much of the trim and door handles as possible, and do you own taping, carefully and painstakingly. That's where they cut the corners. Their painters are usually pretty skilled.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:50 PM (WG6O9)

434 "New Clear Days" - The Vapors

Probably the most underrated/underappreciated LP I know of.

Posted by: garrett at June 11, 2019 11:50 PM (fDW6s)

435 TRIVIA: Without checking (if you haven't already), which country's name translates exactly to its own name? So far I only see the one.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 11:50 PM (uEbPt)

436 "Flushable" cat litter is the snowflakes' downfall. Jeebus, scoop it out, bag it and deposit in the garbage can, numbskulls.

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This is a thing? Why? I have to pull trash, and I pull litter at the same time. If you read above... I AM A LAZY BASTARD, and I'm not this lazy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (5aX2M)

437 Iceland?

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (6mvRv)

438 And no one tell Obama what country name means "Land of the Aryans". He might sour on them.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (uEbPt)

439 Sans jack stands, one can cut progressively shorter pieces of 2x6 (one end at a 45 degree angle) and tack them together making a ramp to drive up.

Posted by: Braenyard at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (WSVNe)

440 Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (6mvRv)

Yeah. That was quick.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 11:51 PM (uEbPt)

441 hogmartin, thanks!
garrett, I got your email and will be in touch. Thanks!
I had a chance to pick up that Vapors LP back in the day and didn't. Wish I had.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (miE9U)

442 Done, hogmartin.
And qdpsteve, might I recommend a YooToob guitar teacher named Keith Wyatt. I just found him a month or two ago and find him to be a great teacher, specifically blues.

And if you want to just sit down and cry, look up Guthrie Govan if you haven't already. He's the monster guitarist in The Aristocrats.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (HaL55)

443 Learn that toilets can't handle EVERYTHING you stuff down there like you try to do in school or restaurant shitters.

Wasn't there a Moron here who had a family member who was a slum lord, and one of the immigrant families that were renting a flat routinely jammed up the toilet from the offal that resulted in butchering a goat in the bathtub.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (lD3vL)

444 TRIVIA: Without checking (if you haven't already), which country's name translates exactly to its own name? So far I only see the one.

Turdistan !

Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (oIxaO)

445 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (ytZdZ)

Use a plunger? Why waste your money on a plunger when you can just wait for the clog to absorb enough water and disintegrate?

Posted by: That Guy... at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (tVQUs)

446 BackwardsBoy, thanks!
I need all the help I can get right now with guitar training.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:53 PM (miE9U)

447 Posted by: JT at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (oIxaO)

LOL. No, translated literally that means Home of Joe Biden.

Posted by: ... at June 11, 2019 11:55 PM (uEbPt)

448 "Why any gun manufacturer based along the eastern seaboard stays is beyond me."

Pennsylvania

Posted by: Cosda at June 11, 2019 11:55 PM (OVJfr)

449 BackwardsBoy, thanks!
I need all the help I can get right now with guitar training.
Posted by: qdpsteve at June 11, 2019 11:53 PM (miE9U)


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Pity. If it was the vuvuzela I could have helped you out.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:55 PM (9SkN+)

450 Criteria:
- No prohibitive living expenses (so NYC and SF are out)
- Walkable with decent public transportation so I don't have to rent a car for the entire month
- Good culture (theater, orchestra, restaurants, etc.)
- Men of dateable/marriageable age for a 40 year old lady

I'm thinking of doing this next month or maybe late fall. If next month, it can't be a place that's too hot. If fall, it can't be a place that's too cold.

I appreciate your input!
Posted by: chique d'afrique at June 11, 2019 10:34 PM (9hauA)

Mesa, Gilbert, or Chandler, AZ. Bellingham, WA. Possibly, Kelowna, B.C. Medicine Hat, Alberta. Helena, MT.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 11, 2019 11:55 PM (WG6O9)

451 When I lived in Santa Barbara someone who didn't want a certain parcel of land developed planted an endangered plant he or she'd dug up somewhere else. Even though the dirt was still loose the all development of that parcel was halted immediately. I don't know if there was a patient developer waiting in the wings, but nobody was able to do anything for at least the ten years I was there.
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 11, 2019 11:41 PM (h2Bdk)

Shortly after my wife's cousin bought her father's dairy farm, the gas company wanted to run a gas line under a field. He asked how much they'd pay (it's common they pay so much a foot), they said nothing, this is where the houses are going, and pulled out a development plan. He said Lol get fucked, no he actually said "not in my lifetime". Now years later, he's getting close to retiring, and has plans to sell the farm to the Amish family that milks for him in emergency situations and his once a year three day vacation. So yes, the utility companies and whoever was planning this development since the early 1980s can LOL get f*cked.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 11, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)

452 Going outside to view Jupiter, I can see it from the window inside and it is resplendent right now!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:56 PM (CLcKT)

453 Just thinking out loud. No idea otherwise. Plus, I've been drinking and am not sure since understood the question correctly, and in any event am super grossed out right now. I think I'll go to bed lol.

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:57 PM (6mvRv)

454 452 Going outside to view Jupiter, I can see it from the window inside and it is resplendent right now!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:56 PM (CLcKT)

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Jupiter is a pimp. It could never have outfought Uranus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 11, 2019 11:57 PM (9SkN+)

455 420

"Flushable" cat litter is the snowflakes' downfall. Jeebus, scoop it out, bag it and deposit in the garbage can, numbskulls.
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 11, 2019 11:45 PM (pNxlR)


Hahaha. Vee Monroe (if you know Sh0e you probably know Vee) flushed a bunch of that stuff down his toilet and the downstairs neighbor's bathtub started filling up with raw sewage. He pretended it was all a big mystery.

Of course, he's living in an apartment built when Romania was under communism, so who knows what the plumbing is like.

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 11, 2019 11:58 PM (h2Bdk)

456 I'm almost afraid to ask, but what was Uranus the god of?

Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:59 PM (6mvRv)

457 Wasn't there a Moron here who had a family member who was a slum lord, and one of the immigrant families that were renting a flat routinely jammed up the toilet from the offal that resulted in butchering a goat in the bathtub.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (lD3vL)

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I knew a guy who worked on an Indian reservation. He told me at one point, the government came in and installed indoor plumbing at all the homes.

Then, a bunch of the people who had horses just knocked out exterior walls on bathrooms so they could water them at the tub.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 11, 2019 11:59 PM (5aX2M)

458 I've never painted a car, but once did a repaint on a Honda CX-500 motorcycle.

Rattle cans.

But, I did the prep, the priming, wet sanding, base coat, more wet sanding, clear coat, more wet sanding and followed by three grades of compound going down to a 4000 grit equivalent.

Shone like a new penny, and lasted till it's next owner scratched it all to hell with a 3rd rate tank bag with no real protection for the tank.

Hardest part of it all, was the spray enamel (not laquer) clear coat. (all coats were enamel, btw).

That Krylon Clear Enamel runs faster than a hen-party's tears watching the Hallmark Channel.

It took three coats of clear to have enough built up to final wet-sand and polish down to a shine.

That worked OK for a bike's tank and sidecovers.

I've heard of folks doing a whole car with rattlecans. And I mean good, pro-result grade stuff, not ghetto.

The amount of work involved in that would be simply mind-boggling.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 11, 2019 11:59 PM (QzJWU)

459 Unfortunately, if a cave is accidentally discovered while digging, the whole process must be shutdown and professional spelunkers are dispatched to investigate the network of caves connected to that one breech.

Why? What are they looking for?

Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)

460 Going outside to view Jupiter, I can see it from the window inside and it is resplendent right now!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 11, 2019 11:56 PM (CLcKT)

I wish there weren't so much smoke from all the brushfires here in Failifornia.

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, still Sizzling at June 12, 2019 12:00 AM (tVQUs)

461 Why? What are they looking for?
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)


Mole People.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 12, 2019 12:01 AM (t+qrx)

462 Why? What are they looking for?

GOLD !

What else ?

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 12:01 AM (oIxaO)

463 qdpsteve, YT is a font of instruction on every level. Shop around until you find a teacher you like. I'm having a blast learning a new instrument plus it keeps the old mental gears from getting rusty which is important because...um...because...hey there's my keys!


Now what were you saying?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 12, 2019 12:02 AM (HaL55)

464 Going outside to view Jupiter, I can see it from the window inside and it is resplendent right now!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto

Ok, I went out and said hiya.

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 12:03 AM (oIxaO)

465
Why? What are they looking for?

Injun Joe

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 12, 2019 12:03 AM (aKsyK)

466 461 Why? What are they looking for?
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)


They're looking for bat guano. Big money in batshit.

Posted by: Sooner at June 12, 2019 12:03 AM (YuDIV)

467 Unfortunately, if a cave is accidentally discovered while digging, the whole process must be shutdown and professional spelunkers are dispatched to investigate the network of caves connected to that one breech.

Why? What are they looking for?
Posted by: Ace's liver at June 12, 2019 12:00 AM (h2Bdk)


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Al Capone's vault.

Posted by: Jerry Rivers at June 12, 2019 12:03 AM (9SkN+)

468 456 I'm almost afraid to ask, but what was Uranus the god of?
Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:59 PM (6mvRv)

He wasn't a god, he was the sky (in Greek mythology at least, his Roman equivalent was a God, IIRC).

Posted by: Smoked Surfperch, still Sizzling at June 12, 2019 12:04 AM (tVQUs)

469 I'm almost afraid to ask, but what was Uranus the god of?

Peanut poops !

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 12:04 AM (oIxaO)

470 The defense against zoning changes are deed restrictions and HOA CCR's.

So, of course, the State of Oregon is moving to usurp those restrictions - it's already decided that HOA's can't ban solar panels, and is currently considering a bill that would allow duplexes and four-plexes to be built anywhere where single-family houses can be built.

You moved into a neighborhood because the HOA CCR's limited development to single-family houses?

Tough - a developer can now build a four-plex on either side of you, and there is nothing you can do about it.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 12, 2019 12:05 AM (I2/tG)

471

Digging into a cave from on top could probably cause a sink hole.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at June 12, 2019 12:05 AM (aKsyK)

472 Guano was the first commercially viable fertilizer. Working the guano islands off South America was hell on Earth, a death sentence in six months.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:05 AM (9SkN+)

473 OK Hordelings, it's bedtime for Bonzo.


Y'all try to behave.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at June 12, 2019 12:06 AM (HaL55)

474 468 456 I'm almost afraid to ask, but what was Uranus the god of?
Posted by: Blacksheep at June 11, 2019 11:59 PM (6mvRv)


Bathhouses.

Posted by: Sooner at June 12, 2019 12:06 AM (YuDIV)

475 Uranus was the Greek sky god. Exiled somehow by his children the Titans.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 12, 2019 12:07 AM (ykYG2)

476 ...They're looking for bat guano. Big money in batshit.

Posted by: Sooner at June 12, 2019 12:03 AM (YuDIV)




They should set up at the Democrat National Convention. That'd be the Mother Lode.

And they can get a lesser daily haul, but more in the long run, if they'd dig at the major networks, Democrat Underground and Kos.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at June 12, 2019 12:07 AM (QzJWU)

477 What it do peoples?

Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at June 12, 2019 12:07 AM (IYHxL)

478 Uranus was the sky, but his son chopped off his nads. It sucks, but his grandson chopped off his son's dads, so it all evens out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:08 AM (5aX2M)

479 why is the lady having sex with the urinal?

Posted by: monkey at June 12, 2019 12:09 AM (FTPVM)

480 First, shoe0nhead is God.

Second, that athleticism pic looks like my daughter and she could easily do that.

Posted by: JEM at June 12, 2019 12:09 AM (PRJyD)

481 Nads not dads

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:10 AM (5aX2M)

482 Bit of cheese to celebrate, that'll probably do.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at June 12, 2019 12:10 AM (l9m7l)

483 Democrat Underground

Democratic Underground is nearly dead - the fact that the owner spent the 2016 primaries shilling for Hillary (his wife was a full-time worker for Hillary) drove off most of the Bernie supporters. The site has never recovered.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at June 12, 2019 12:11 AM (I2/tG)

484 Myanus was the Greek Sky god? I knew it!!!!

Posted by: monkey at June 12, 2019 12:11 AM (FTPVM)

485 Myanus was the Greek Sky god? I knew it!!!!
Posted by: monkey at June 12, 2019 12:11 AM (FTPVM)

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Nah. That's the god of clouds. Noxious clouds.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:14 AM (5aX2M)

486 Myanus, Uranus, we all have an anus.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:16 AM (9SkN+)

487 What manly-man men here are up to it?

I thought the Mandarin was a damn nice touch.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at June 11, 2019 11:07 PM (8ZmvG)

I have repaired my share of shop vacs. Yes, indeed. Talk about an appliance that is not amenable to repair, look no further than a chest freezer. I had one that was dead. Compressor would run, but no chilling happened. Zilch. So, I tore it to pieces, which was quite a task. Used an air chisel to cut the top and all 4 sides apart, yielding some nice flat sheet metal, once I burned the urethane foam off it. Found out why the R12 had leaked out: they used 1/4" steel line as the condenser and evaporator coils, wrapped around the outer and inner skins, respectively. It had rusted through. Bye, bye, Freon.

Got about 2 pounds of copper out of the damned thing, and some sheet steel. And it was a full day's work to get that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 12:16 AM (WG6O9)

488 Exiled somehow by his children the Titans.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 12, 2019 12:07 AM (ykYG2)

Kronos chopped off his nads with a scythe. The others were too chicken. Then he threw his nads in the sea.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:17 AM (5aX2M)

489 re: the radfem that shoeonhead is going after in that video:

1) tl;dw for the radfem's videos: "Nobody wants to fuck me therefore all other women need to make themselves unattractive so nobody wants to fuck them either"

2) Somebody needs to make a response video telling her that vocal fry is anti-woman.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at June 12, 2019 12:18 AM (96G06)

490
No. (I have a feeling there's a reference I'm not getting. Does it have to do with jazz?)
Posted by: chique d'afrique
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A reference to 'Smoke on the Water', by Deep Purple. The lyrics described a concert that didn't exactly happen because the venue was burned down when a fan fired a flare gun into the ceiling.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:19 AM (yAc+w)

491 Some stupid with a flare gun
Burned the place to the ground

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:20 AM (9SkN+)

492 Great White didn't even need a flare gun.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:21 AM (9SkN+)

493 A reference to 'Smoke on the Water', by Deep Purple. The lyrics described a concert that didn't exactly happen because the venue was burned down when a fan fired a flare gun into the ceiling.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
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That was at Montreaux.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:22 AM (yAc+w)

494 Jupiter, meh...


Not much more to see with my crusty old spyglass, either... The view on the app on my mobile is magnificently detailed, however!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 12, 2019 12:23 AM (CLcKT)

495 465
Why? What are they looking for?

Injun Joe
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.
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A reference which will soon be lost, having been first banned, then burned.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:24 AM (yAc+w)

496 Oh yeah, also... when Kronos threw Uranus' nads in the sea, all the spooge boiled out and rose up in the surf to form Aphrodite.

In turn, his own Olympians would depose him through a good old family-style nad chopping (this time by Zeus).

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:27 AM (5aX2M)

497 Splunge, Genesis is a great song! thanks for turning me on to it

Posted by: booknlass at June 12, 2019 12:29 AM (xIKXj)

498 sounds like Uranus' real name was Owmaballus.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 12, 2019 12:30 AM (ykYG2)

499 I'm out, goodnight all.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 12, 2019 12:31 AM (Rz2Nc)

500 with a nice dark sky, I remember being able to see a few of Jupiters moons naked eye if you used a door frame to block out Jupiter(assuming moons are far enough to side) Have not tried that trick lately

Posted by: A dude in MI at June 12, 2019 12:32 AM (SxBH1)

501 I've read Jupiter has 79 (!) moons and I saw not one!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 12, 2019 12:34 AM (CLcKT)

502 gotta go sleep, so I can go take on the day tomorrow, and in the morning I'll sing this song

mule skinner blues sung by Colter Wall

https://youtu.be/z_EmCYkWyn4

Posted by: booknlass at June 12, 2019 12:34 AM (xIKXj)

503 Re: The last picture, now there's a girl who needs a Lady Dicktm.
Hope no one beat me to it but I ain't reading near 500 posts to find out first.
Cloaking Device reengaged...

Posted by: Jasonius at June 12, 2019 12:36 AM (kki5J)

504
When the deep purple falls
Over sleepy garden walls
And the stars begin to twinkle
In the night
In the mist of a memory
You wander all back to me
Breathing my name with a sigh

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:37 AM (yAc+w)

505 with a nice dark sky, I remember being able to see a few of Jupiters moons naked eye if you used a door frame to block out Jupiter(assuming moons are far enough to side) Have not tried that trick lately
Posted by: A dude in MI
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Lewis and Clark used the moons of Jupiter to determine their longitude.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:39 AM (yAc+w)

506 Dead ONT. Sad.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:39 AM (yAc+w)

507 Rumor has it that Clark had impressive longitude.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:39 AM (9SkN+)

508 sounds like Uranus' real name was Owmaballus.
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at June 12, 2019 12:30 AM (ykYG2)

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Yeah. The worst thing that happens today, is the kids stick you in nursing home, not lop off your marbles and leave you to die.

Of course, then again, most modern dads don't eat their children or hurl them into yawning chasms, as in days of old.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at June 12, 2019 12:40 AM (5aX2M)

509 Wait. I haven't called it yet, Jim.

Posted by: Bones McCoy at June 12, 2019 12:40 AM (9SkN+)

510 Everyone's gone off to gaze at Jupiter, I suppose...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 12, 2019 12:41 AM (CLcKT)

511 Tis time.

Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 12, 2019 12:45 AM (KATBx)

512 Bluebird- You haven't mentioned Guanajuato's cemetery yet.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at June 12, 2019 12:52 AM (w7U7L)

513 G'Night, irongrampa.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 12:53 AM (Ckg4U)

514 Unscrupulous types are far less likely to try anything sketchy when the customer has a good idea what's what.
Posted by: Common Tater at June 11, 2019 10:25 PM (feFsi)

Had one particular asshole try that on me a couple of years ago. Yes, I could have replaced the gas tank on the old truck myself, in the winter, outside, but I'll be damned if I was going to. Naturally, the dude replaced my brakes and then tried to charge me for it. His excuse was that he wanted to be sure I was safe. Because, you know, girl, or something.

I did not pay, and I will not pay.

The brakes were nice, but I didn't need 'em, and the truck only had a couple more years left anyway.

You'd think I was a saint for all the nasty names I didn't call that SOB.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2019 12:55 AM (vVOK2)

515 No Jupiter viewing for me tonight, almost 10/10 overcast. I can kinda-sorta see the Moon.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 12:56 AM (WG6O9)

516 Looks around the campfire.

Well, I don't see anyone but I don't doubt that there's some in the sound of my voice.

I have an old fishing buddy who's taken up wildlife photography. There are a lot of similarities between the two in the need for reconnaissance and stealth and the limited sharing of secrets. This guy has zeroed in on some amazing stuff, coyote families, fox families, and particularly various owls.

One of his owl trees was in a stand of trees that all got cut down today. He just put up pictures of cut down trees. They don't look like anything, just wood.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 12, 2019 12:56 AM (fuK7c)

517 501 I've read Jupiter has 79 (!) moons and I saw not one!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 12, 2019 12:34 AM (CLcKT)

Probably not the safest course of action to tell someone you can't see the moon. At least, not around these parts.

Posted by: tcn in AK at June 12, 2019 12:57 AM (vVOK2)

518 Of Jupiter's 79 moon, 72 are only asteroids that identify as moons.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 12, 2019 12:58 AM (9SkN+)

519 Lewis and Clark used the moons of Jupiter to determine their longitude.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at June 12, 2019 12:39 AM (yAc+w)

How would that be done? Some sort of ephemeris that states "moon such and such will be occulted by Jupiter at exactly 10:47 P.M. GMT"?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:00 AM (WG6O9)

520 Not much of a DIY guy. Little things okay.
Dad is though.
Helped him a lot as a kid; learned I was not really a DIY guy.
Rather spend the cash and get it done AND save my time.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 12, 2019 01:00 AM (QMwOT)

521 New Quinn-I-don't-give-a-shit poll shows Slow Joe defeating Trump in a landslide.

Lest we forget:

https://tinyurl.com/quin-poll-trump-clinton

How did that prediction work out for them?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at June 12, 2019 01:07 AM (Vy4a0)

522 445 If you can't unclog a toilet you're not lacking DIY skills, you're lacking basic intelligence. How much DYI skill does one need to use plunger for fuck's sake?
Posted by: Lurking Lurker at June 11, 2019 11:27 PM (ytZdZ)

Use a plunger? Why waste your money on a plunger when you can just wait for the clog to absorb enough water and disintegrate?
Posted by: That Guy... at June 11, 2019 11:52 PM (tVQUs)

Yup. Let is soak for awhile and usually a plunger is not needed. Now if you have only one bathroom that's a whole different kettle of fish. If you gotta call Roto-Rooter you got bigger problems.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at June 12, 2019 01:08 AM (QMwOT)

523 I remember running in and out like it was yesterday.

Posted by: Funky Claude at June 12, 2019 01:09 AM (Vy4a0)

524 You people who aren't here are really disappointing in your lack of content.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 12, 2019 01:15 AM (fuK7c)

525 I've got "Content", Bander. It is all bullshit and bluster, but I'll let you have it.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:20 AM (Ckg4U)

526 Wow...nobody here, huh?

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2019 01:22 AM (fDW6s)

527 You people who aren't here are really disappointing in your lack of content.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 12, 2019 01:15 AM (fuK7c)

Well, related to the content, the girl doing the urinal straddle is lucky she didn't wind up on her ass on the floor, being sprayed by water from a busted supply pipe. Those things are not intended to bear weight.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:23 AM (WG6O9)

528 KELLY FINIGAN : I DON'T WANT TO WAIT

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tunH9aqtWBQ

Posted by: garrett at June 12, 2019 01:25 AM (fDW6s)

529 And nothing screws up your Tuesday night like wishing it was Friday.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:27 AM (L7RhB)

530 I saw "Bear Weight" open for White Lion in 1993 at the Cleveland Convocation Center.

The show sucked marbles through hoses.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:28 AM (Ckg4U)

531 John Ward
"Jon Stewart Wanted for Felonious Assault Against Congress":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_nZ0quxHB8

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:33 AM (Ckg4U)

532 BackwardsBoy, thanks again!
Alls I knows is I need moar stuff to do and learn.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2019 01:33 AM (miE9U)

533 And with that, I'm gonna call it a night.
Thanks everyone for the fun chat!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 12, 2019 01:33 AM (miE9U)

534 If you don't know the case look up Martha Moxley - and how yet another Kennedy relative got away with murder.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:33 AM (L7RhB)

535 G'Night, qdpsteve.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:35 AM (Ckg4U)

536 Just a heads up but does the address bar for anyone else say "NOT SECURE" here at ace?

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:38 AM (L7RhB)

537 "Not Secure" is a "Scare-Tactic" used by Browsers to make you think that This Website isn't One You Should Browse.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:41 AM (Ckg4U)

538 If you don't know the case look up Martha Moxley - and how yet another Kennedy relative got away with murder.


Sort of got away with it. Michael Skakel. Didn't he get convicted on a jailhouse confession?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 12, 2019 01:41 AM (fuK7c)

539 Just a heads up but does the address bar for anyone else say "NOT SECURE" here at ace?
Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:38 AM (L7RhB)

It does for everybody. All it means is that the URL reads "htttp//..." instead of "https//..."

So don't post your online banking password here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:41 AM (WG6O9)

540 Ok, thanks all. Just dumb apparently.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:43 AM (L7RhB)

541 Alberta Oil Peon is correct. Please post not your banking information, nor your Social Security number.

-This has been a Public Service Announcement from Your Friendly Neighborhood Slapweasel.

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:45 AM (Ckg4U)

542 I'm mesmerized by the right foot plant of the gal tossing that pitch. Wow.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:45 AM (L7RhB)

543 You're not "dumb". You're just "impaired".

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 01:46 AM (Ckg4U)

544 Ok, thanks all. Just dumb apparently.
Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 01:43 AM (L7RhB)

Nah, just late to notice it, maybe. We all had to have it explained to us, except maybe the few that are Web nerds. Older model browsers didn't issue the warning.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:46 AM (WG6O9)

545 Everyone's gone off to gaze at Jupiter, I suppose...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 12, 2019 12:41 AM (CLcKT)
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or Uranus.

Posted by: redc1c4, the ONT Rx Tech at June 12, 2019 01:47 AM (QcCSi)

546 half assed sock off

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 12, 2019 01:48 AM (QcCSi)

547 half assed sock off

*sobs quietly*

Posted by: Brie Larson at June 12, 2019 02:05 AM (t0Zh0)

548 Amanpour has Big Lobster spokesman on now bemoaning Trump re tariffs, Her show is complete and utter stupidity. Love the fact my taxes help pay for that idiot to bash the GOP.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 02:09 AM (L7RhB)

549 Sort of got away with it. Michael Skakel. Didn't he get convicted on a jailhouse confession?
Posted by: Bandersnatch


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Bander,
The Kennedy family got that overturned. He walked free.

Posted by: Emil Moresi at June 12, 2019 02:11 AM (L7RhB)

550 Shortly after my wife's cousin bought her father's dairy farm, the gas company wanted to run a gas line under a field. He asked how much they'd pay (it's common they pay so much a foot), they said nothing, this is where the houses are going, and pulled out a development plan. He said Lol get fucked, no he actually said "not in my lifetime". Now years later, he's getting close to retiring, and has plans to sell the farm to the Amish family that milks for him in emergency situations and his once a year three day vacation. So yes, the utility companies and whoever was planning this development since the early 1980s can LOL get f*cked. Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at June 11, 2019 11:56 PM (Rz2Nc)
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That one made my night --Thank-You!

Posted by: Lurk at June 12, 2019 02:15 AM (/sJCA)

551 So yes, the utility companies and whoever was planning this development since the early 1980s can LOL get f*cked.


Feel good story of the day.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targetting at June 12, 2019 02:19 AM (0bu2O)

552 How would that be done? Some sort of ephemeris that states "moon such and such will be occulted by Jupiter at exactly 10:47 P.M. GMT"?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:00 AM (WG6O9)

Basically, yes. Compute times of transit for various moons to determine longitude (time).

There was a confusing issue with accuracy, until it was understood that the varying Earth-Jupiter distance was a factor. This lead to the first understanding of the speed of light.

(Explained in a book by title of my nic)

Posted by: Yardsticks of the Universe at June 12, 2019 02:28 AM (K1IUD)

553 So don't post your online banking password here.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 01:41 AM (WG6O9)

Dammit!

Posted by: Mentally Weak Slow 1% Joe at June 12, 2019 02:31 AM (ufFY8)

554 King Kamehameha Day here, lovely day.

Posted by: Summer of Love at June 12, 2019 02:34 AM (FJrl0)

555 There was a confusing issue with accuracy, until it was understood that the varying Earth-Jupiter distance was a factor. This lead to the first understanding of the speed of light.

(Explained in a book by title of my nic)
Posted by: Yardsticks of the Universe at June 12, 2019 02:28 AM (K1IUD)

One would still need a chronometer, or at least a clock, to compute the hours from local noon or local sunset, to the time the transit is observed, though, right?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 02:35 AM (WG6O9)

556 Well, past my bedtime, and the eyelids are drooping. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 02:38 AM (WG6O9)

557 oh FFS, now twitter is trying to make trump at 41% a thing. Which fuckwad poll could this be?

Posted by: Keto not Beto at June 12, 2019 02:43 AM (JziUy)

558 Father's day coming up.

Dad toy-

M1 Abrams Tank Model (laser-cut stainless steel)
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2rlj7r2

Posted by: Yardsticks of the Universe at June 12, 2019 02:43 AM (K1IUD)

559 to compute the hours from local noon or local sunset, to the time the transit is observed, though, right?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at June 12, 2019 02:35 AM (WG6O9)

They had a darn good chronometer, and the moons of Jupiter would confirm their position and chronometer solutions. It (the clock) had to be wound, was dropped in the water, and essentially abused for a period of years. By occupying one location for winter months they took repeated observations and refined their work.

Posted by: Yardsticks of the Universe at June 12, 2019 02:50 AM (K1IUD)

560 M1 Abrams Tank Model (laser-cut stainless steel)
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2rlj7r2

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Not just for dads.

Posted by: SMH at June 12, 2019 02:50 AM (RU4sa)

561 I'll jump in on the album conversations.

Good concept albums:

Alan Parsons Project: Tales of Mystery and Imagination (an album using E.A. Poe's stories as a baseline);

Fairport Convention: John 'Babbacombe' Lee (an album telling the story of John Lee, a real person who was sentenced to be hanged and they tried three times; after the third failure he was given a reprieve because not being able to hang him was an 'Act of God'; also has the 'Sailor's Alphabet' song which put the letters of the alphabet into rhyme);

Spirit: The Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (just a good rollicking album);

Albums with no bad song on them:

Humble Pie: Smokin' (one of my personal favorites);

Deep Purple: Machine Head (even though Deep Purple had been around for a few albums, this one put them on the map and there's not one bad cut there);

REO Speedwagon: REO II (another solid, no bad cut, rock and roll album);

Aerosmith: Aerosmith (their first, although 'Get Your Wings' is also very good; their first album had the hit 'Dream On' which only became a hit after the release of their third album, 'Toys In The Attic' a few years later);

Foghat: 'Energized' (a really good album perfect for rollin' down the highway);

Tommy Bolin: 'Teaser' (one of the most underrated albums; a very strong first solo effort from a guy who played in some big bands, The James Gang and Deep Purple, as well as studio work on some good jazz albums by jazz drummers Alphonse Mouzon and the critically acclaimed and commercially successful 'Spectrum' album by Billy Cobham).

Posted by: RickZ at June 12, 2019 03:33 AM (Y8PSl)

562 As a whole album Thin Lizzy's Legend of the Black Rose

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 03:58 AM (BbGew)

563 Skunk!

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 04:06 AM (BbGew)

564 Had bedroom window open, but only that one.

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 04:25 AM (BbGew)

565 2nd attempt at hiya

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 04:26 AM (oIxaO)

566 powerlineblog.com/victory over communism Texas legalizes lemonade stands
https://tinyurl.com/y392bnk5

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 04:30 AM (BbGew)

567 I remember when I used to believe in "The Power of Love".

I hope to get back there, soon.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NMph943tsw

Posted by: Slapweasel, White Enthusiast, Town Drunk at June 12, 2019 04:50 AM (Ckg4U)

568 I remember that one!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 12, 2019 04:51 AM (A0NQI)

569 My life is insanity

How ya feeling ?

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 04:53 AM (oIxaO)

570 Hey, JT.

Healing slowly. I've been told it'll take 8 weeks.

Thanks for asking

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 12, 2019 04:55 AM (A0NQI)

571 americanthinker.com/john dean blows hole in democrats impeachment push
https://tinyurl.com/y29ybsk2
I mostly call bull shit he thought Trump had a chance.

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 04:58 AM (BbGew)

572 Hey, JT.

Healing slowly. I've been told it'll take 8 weeks.

Thanks for asking
Posted by: My life is insanity

You're quite welcome.

Get well soon !

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 05:00 AM (oIxaO)

573 Workin' on it. This *29* yr old body doesn't bounce back as fast as I'd like! (Literally doesn't bounce! Haha)

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 12, 2019 05:02 AM (A0NQI)

574 You damn right it`s real...

Posted by: Big Mike Obama at June 12, 2019 05:07 AM (yhf6w)

575 Morning Horde.

Posted by: olddog in mo at June 12, 2019 05:11 AM (Dhht7)

576 Mornin' olddog, hope all is as well as it can be.

And I'm late.

Try to behave, all!

Posted by: My life is insanity at June 12, 2019 05:14 AM (A0NQI)

577 Looks to be another fine day here.
I try to be good, it's hard sometimes.

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 05:30 AM (BbGew)

578 Got to be in the door by 6, so have a great day everyone

Posted by: Skip at June 12, 2019 05:40 AM (BbGew)

579 You too Skip

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 05:44 AM (oIxaO)

580 Morning all

Posted by: rickb223 at June 12, 2019 06:16 AM (wm53o)

581 "A new poll of 1,000 millennial dads and 1,000 baby boomer dads"


They do realize there's TWO generations in between there, right? That they seem to have completely skipped?

Posted by: GWB at June 12, 2019 06:20 AM (VM0fq)

582 Many millennial dads reported not owning a cordless drill (46%), a stepladder (49%), a set of screwdrivers (38%) or even a hammer (32 percent)

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Dang. I can see why socialism is becoming more popular. These men literally can't take care of themselves.

(Almost half don't own a $10 set of screwdrivers FFS)

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:22 AM (B8H5I)

583 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:23 AM (cqNba)

584 Morning

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 06:24 AM (mpXpK)

585 mornin all out there headed to 91 and clear skies here by NASA

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:24 AM (JFO2v)

586
Good morning, Hordians.

Let's get out there and shame the lunatics by living a good life today.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2019 06:26 AM (Wx/+I)

587 They do realize there's TWO generations in between there, right? That they seem to have completely skipped?

Not sure I follow your point. For example, I'm a boomer and all of my kids are millennial. I think that describes their study target, and intervening generations isn't at issue (if there ever are any, which I didn't know there were).

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:27 AM (Z216Q)

588 Both generations pointed to modern technology becoming harder to fix as the top reason.

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You know, like high-tech door hinges that have wiggled loose. Or removing the 4G wi-fi connected drain trap under the sink after your two year old pushes your wife's wedding ring down it.

Imagine needing to take a vacation day for the appointment and then ALSO pay someone $200 just to come out and fix that sort of stuff.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:29 AM (B8H5I)

589 But hey, if you need someone to push that little button to connect your iPhone to your iRouter, I bet those guys are slightly above average in not pushing the on/off switch instead.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:31 AM (B8H5I)

590 The Nixon/Nazi cottage industries are just getting older and more tiring.

On the air it takes Progressives about 7 to 15 minutes to call PDT worse than Nixon or call PDT supporter Nazis (when you hear nationalist or national socialist it is just their cute way of saying Nazi). In written form it is usually the 3rd or 4th paragraph. It took Mueller until the 4th para in section to to say that this could not be done as a traditional legal investigation.

I imagine most of them leak a little pee when they hear PDT speak or read the lastest twitface posting. When you see Nadler, or Pelosi, or Biden just keep the happy thought in your head they are sitting in their own piss while pissing and moaning about PDT.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:33 AM (JFO2v)

591 Its true, some guys don't even own a working screwdriver. What they show you is a worn out Philips screwdriver. I loved to go to Sears and look at all the Craftsman tools, such an selection. I guess Loews now has the Craftsman franchise?

Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:35 AM (KpkML)

592 "Imagine needing to take a vacation day for the appointment and then ALSO pay someone $200 just to come out and fix that sort of stuff."

We were visiting friends in their new home in South Carolina for several days when I noticed that their kitchen ceiling light didn't come on.

Quick trip to Lowes +20 minutes with simple tools, and the new ballast was in and running. Total cost was under twenty bucks for the ballast.

Mrs VIA told me yesterday that her office condo repair guy just replaced a ballast in the office.

$97.00 for the labor alone.


Most of the younger generation of homeowners around here have no concept of repairing anything with their hands.

But.......they do no how to take care of their beards.

And their man-buns.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:36 AM (cqNba)

593 What the hell is that guy doing standing on the urinals, don't get it.

Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:36 AM (KpkML)

594 Kamala Harris, desperation obvious, yesterday made prosecuting PDJT for obstruction of the fake Mueller probe a plank of her campaign, announcing that as soon as he's out of office, President Commala would charge him and begin prosecution. Then, presumably, she will have to persuade some governor or other to send National Guard troops to protect the WH.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:37 AM (Z216Q)

595 "I guess Loews now has the Craftsman franchise?"

Yup.

Stanley-Black and Decker bought the brand.
Building a huge manufacturing facility here in the US, in order to get back to building and buying American.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:37 AM (cqNba)

596 587 588 589
But there is also youtube. Many people realize that the car thingy or DIY stuff can be found on the interweb. Who does not have a bluetooth ODB scanner now? You can read the codes and then ask the repair shop what it cost to fix code xyz.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:38 AM (JFO2v)

597 " What the hell is that guy doing standing on the urinals, don't get it."

Doesn't want to piss on his shoes.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:38 AM (cqNba)

598 Writer at Frontpage Magazine takes apart Joe Biden's speech in Iowa:

https://tinyurl.com/yyszjzz3

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2019 06:39 AM (ahS0B)

599 But.......they do no how to take care of their beards.



And their man-buns.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:36 AM (cqNba)


Lumber Jack beards! As if they knew a tree from a fake tree at Disney World.

Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:40 AM (KpkML)

600 598 Writer at Frontpage Magazine takes apart Joe Biden's speech in Iowa:

https://tinyurl.com/yyszjzz3
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at June 12, 2019 06:39 AM (ahS0B)

I saw it took him about 10 minutes to get to the millionaires and billionaires. When you hear this just remember there are only about 450 billionaires. Kill them and their families, steal all their wealth, and give every family in the US $1320 is not a very effective plan.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:43 AM (JFO2v)

601 Virginia Democrats strike again! Joe Morrissey just won a primary for state Senate. His most famous previous moment was living nights in jail, days in the state House of Delegates, as punishment for having sex with his underage intern (who he later married).

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:43 AM (Z216Q)

602
Not sure I follow your point. For example, I'm a boomer and all of my kids are millennial

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Gen X - forgotten again.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 12, 2019 06:44 AM (qSCcj)

603 Mrs VIA told me yesterday that her office condo repair guy just replaced a ballast in the office.

$97.00 for the labor alone.

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I've never considered it at all, but a jack-of-all-trades business would probably do really well these days. Heck, a retired old grandpa who showed up in overalls and a beard would probably have to turn work down.

Ceiling fans, doorknobs, food disposals, putting cheap furniture together, and all those other little jobs = big money

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:44 AM (B8H5I)

604 601 Virginia Democrats strike again! Joe Morrissey just won a primary for state Senate. His most famous previous moment was living nights in jail, days in the state House of Delegates, as punishment for having sex with his underage intern (who he later married).
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:43 AM (Z216Q)

Interns must learn young that the bosses dick does not suck itself.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:45 AM (JFO2v)

605 I saw it took him about 10 minutes to get to the millionaires and billionaires.

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I know we'll all be millionaires in the next twenty years, but it's a strange feeling to go from millionaires to billionaires as the standard of "rich" in your lifetime.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:46 AM (B8H5I)

606 I'll say my father insisted we fix all our own stuff. When I was a young man I took my car to a Grease Monkey for their oil change special, and when he saw the sticker in the window I thought he'd hit me. .

It's something I tried to pass to my own kids with varying success.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 12, 2019 06:46 AM (qSCcj)

607 601 Virginia Democrats strike again! Joe Morrissey just won a primary for state Senate. His most famous previous moment was living nights in jail, days in the state House of Delegates, as punishment for having sex with his underage intern (who he later married).
Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:43 AM (Z216Q)

She was not a legal woman so she does not need to be believed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:47 AM (JFO2v)

608 Both generations pointed to modern technology becoming harder to fix as the top reason.

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You know, like high-tech door hinges that have wiggled loose. Or removing the 4G wi-fi connected drain trap under the sink after your two year old pushes your wife's wedding ring down it.

Imagine needing to take a vacation day for the appointment and then ALSO pay someone $200 just to come out and fix that sort of stuff.
Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron



Or the Bluetooth lamp switch that needs replacing.

Posted by: rickb223 at June 12, 2019 06:48 AM (wm53o)

609 But.......they do no how to take care of their beards.



And their man-buns.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:36 AM (cqNba)

I have decided the beards are ironical. They say women prefer a beard these days. I guess military guys are no longer masculine. Obviously this is a too each his own kind of thing, but it is odd to me that so many Millennials choose beards but would never cut down a tree.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (n13/j)

610 Changing out florescent lights to LCD is easy (for me). No basalt needed, and a little rewiring was all it took...Took longer to decide which bulb to buy.

Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (KpkML)

611 Not sure I follow your point. For example, I'm a boomer and all of my kids are millennial

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Gen X - forgotten again.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at June 12, 2019 06:44 AM (qSCcj)

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As usual.

Posted by: SMH at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (RU4sa)

612 I don't expect everyone else to lay tile floors or learn how to change a timing belt, but I'll admit that I do expect other men to know how to do basic homeowner stuff like switching out GFCI outlets when they fail or being able to patch a hole in the drywall without using toothpaste.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (B8H5I)

613 Kamala Harris, desperation obvious, yesterday made
prosecuting PDJT for obstruction of the fake Mueller probe a plank of
her campaign, announcing that as soon as he's out of office, President
Commala would charge him and begin prosecution. Then, presumably, she
will have to persuade some governor or other to send National Guard
troops to protect the WH.





Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:37 AM

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I saw that. What an idiot. There wouldn't be enough police in the entire Country to stop what would happen if she did that.


Might be a good thing in a way. It would give DC a good cleansing and we could start over.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 06:50 AM (JUOKG)

614 Mark Warner and his human puppet, Richard Burr, continue their perjury-trap persecution of the Trump family today, with their interview of Don Jr. Good luck to him as he walks into the lions den.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 06:53 AM (Z216Q)

615 603 I've never considered it at all, but a
jack-of-all-trades business would probably do really well these days.
Heck, a retired old grandpa who showed up in overalls and a beard would
probably have to turn work down.



Ceiling fans, doorknobs, food disposals, putting cheap furniture together, and all those other little jobs = big money

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:44 AM (B8H5I)

I have a carpenter who comes around to do small repair/build jobs. He has a waiting list a mile long. I am still waiting on my turn for him to build me a ramp at the back door so I don't have to try to negotiate the steps anymore.

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 06:54 AM (mpXpK)

616 " but I'll admit that I do expect other men to know how to do basic homeowner stuff like switching out GFCI outlets when they fail or being able to patch a hole in the drywall without using toothpaste."

Then prepare to be disappointed.

For all the HGTV DIY craze on TV, most younger men, with some exception, couldn't change a broken shoe lace.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:56 AM (cqNba)

617
Off to get Her Majesty's coffee and start the day. Later, Hordians.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 12, 2019 06:56 AM (Wx/+I)

618 610
Changing out florescent lights to LCD is easy (for me). No basalt
needed, and a little rewiring was all it took...Took longer to decide
which bulb to buy.


Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (KpkML)


I would love to do that but I live in lightning central and I am scared those LEDs would not last long here and they are expensive.

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 06:56 AM (mpXpK)

619 Taylor Twellman
0.0 problem with the score line as this is THE tournament BUT celebrating goals (like #9) leaves a sour taste in my mouth like many of you. Curious to see if anyone apologizes for this postgame.

Guess Taylor gots the cramps real bad after American women win 16 to 0.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 06:57 AM (JFO2v)

620 Good morning!

RE: Millennials and tools/work. I am happy to report that my youngest girl (ex AD Navy, now reservist) changes her cars oil and wrenches on it. The youngest boy will be a journeyman electrician by this time next year. The oldest boy (just off AD as a Jarhead) will be an electricians apprentice in July. The oldest girl however, probably cannot operate a ratchet so she married up and simply pays to have work done.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 12, 2019 06:58 AM (DEYzE)

621 LOL. Nadless nadler is still beating the "meuller will testify to his committee" dead horse. He claims they are in negotiations with meuller and he expects him to testify by the end of summer. and is he doesn't he will subpoena him and compel his testimony.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:00 AM (JUOKG)

622 Zero Hedge (make your own assessment) claims that Facebook has banned the word "honk". Apparently, libtards are upset they are referred to as clowns and their politics as clown-car politics. I guess in comment section debates they often ran up against "honk!" when they tried to get sanctimonious, and so persuaded Facebook to censor the word. Also Paul Joseph Watson. And some others they they didn't like.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:01 AM (Z216Q)

623 614 Mark Warner

I think he made his fortune using arcane FCC laws to buy and resell cellphone license. Net worth about a quarter of a billion.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)

624 We should find alternatives to fakebook and Twitter. Another alternative is to simply not use them and ignore them. These guys laugh when they piss off normals, it not just a feature, it is THE feature they always wanted.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:05 AM (n13/j)

625 Morning Horde!

I use to do it all - cut and lay tile, additions, tear down an engine and get it back together (working!) but I'd rather do other things with my time these days.

I tried to teach the kids, it only took with some of them.


Posted by: Tonypete at June 12, 2019 07:05 AM (GlBgT)

626 Kamala Harris, desperation obvious, yesterday made prosecuting PDJT for obstruction of the fake Mueller probe a plank of
her campaign


A nice solar flare to bring down the internet for a while and they will go absolutely insane. Their connection to the hive mind will be broken and they will start acting on their own.

Posted by: t-bird at June 12, 2019 07:06 AM (TQyCa)

627 For all the HGTV DIY craze on TV, most younger men, with some exception, couldn't change a broken shoe lace.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 06:56 AM (cqNba)


"What are shoelaces?", velcro strap loafer wearing millennial.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2019 07:06 AM (AZxMX)

628 I should add, they did pick up the sarcasm and swearing though, so, that's a win!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 12, 2019 07:07 AM (GlBgT)

629 614 Mark Warner

The guy was a smart politician. He governed VA as a moderate because the R's ran the legislature. He became popular, won a Senate seat, and gave VA Kaine. He was smart about the whole thing, he knew he could use his fake moderate legacy to get lefties in power. Now the VA Dems win every statewide race, all of them. And now Warner doesn't need to pretend anything.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:08 AM (n13/j)

630 " but I'd rather do other things with my time these days. "

Same here.


BUT.......when somebody wants to charge me an outrageous amount to perform a task that I can do myself, and usually too a higher degree of quality..

it just frosts my ass to pay them.


Plus in an emergency, it's good to have those skills in your back pocket.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 07:09 AM (cqNba)

631 Changing out florescent lights to LCD is easy (for me). No basalt needed, and a little rewiring was all it took...Took longer to decide which bulb to buy.
Posted by: Colin at June 12, 2019 06:49 AM (KpkML)

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

I did that to 6 fixtures out in the garage (one yet to go). Got rid of the annoying hum. I did, however, manage to slice my thumb open pretty good on the housing. I've found that pretty much all of my projects around the house demand a blood sacrifice.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at June 12, 2019 07:09 AM (8g9zh)

632 623 614 Mark Warner

I think he made his fortune using arcane FCC laws to buy and resell cellphone license. Net worth about a quarter of a billion.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 07:01 AM (JFO2v)


If Warner were a POC gay transwoman, he'd be the perfect Democrat politician, as it is he's >< this close!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2019 07:09 AM (AZxMX)

633 We should find alternatives to fakebook and Twitter. Another alternative is to simply not use them and ignore them.

Like it or not, social media isn't going away any time soon. FB and Twitter need to be held accountable for stifling free speech and their patrons need to be to be subject to libel and slander laws. Alternatively, a punch in the mouth for a few key agitators could solve a few problems too.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 12, 2019 07:10 AM (DEYzE)

634 I should add, they did pick up the sarcasm and swearing though, so, that's a win!

Posted by: Tonypete at June 12, 2019 07:07 AM (GlBgT)


Genetics for the win!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2019 07:10 AM (AZxMX)

635 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I can't keep up.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM (Z216Q)

636 For all the HGTV DIY craze on TV, most younger men, with some exception, couldn't change a broken shoe lace.

A nephew asked me for a summer job this year. "stuff for me to do that you can give me money for?". I said, sure, I've got a summer of digging, and hauling, and splitting wood in mind. No cellphones, no machines, we'll start at the bottom.

He never replied. College junior, at 23, and has never had a job. I was offering him the biggest gift my dad gave me.

Posted by: t-bird at June 12, 2019 07:12 AM (8ruUE)

637 Posted by: Tonypete at June 12, 2019 07:07 AM (GlBgT)

You need a fedora.....

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at June 12, 2019 07:13 AM (DEYzE)

638 Ripped out 25 square feet of kitchen floor down to the joists, replaced it, blended it with the old, putting old cabinets back now, replaced one other, and am getting reading to put down new vinyl plank flooring.


DIY, my ass. Suck it, millennials.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at June 12, 2019 07:13 AM (oVJmc)

639 For all the HGTV DIY craze on TV, most younger men, with some exception, couldn't change a broken shoe lace.


My dad was a DIT'er so I did learn some skills from him.
That and working summer jobs that are now considered jobs that Americans won't do really adds to what you can do.

Posted by: Bruce at June 12, 2019 07:14 AM (vd8XM)

640 DIY'er not DIT'er

Posted by: Bruce at June 12, 2019 07:15 AM (vd8XM)

641 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I can't keep up.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM (Z216Q)

CNBC is hot garbage. Remember their disastrous debate in 2016? They keep on a couple conservatives like Santelli and Kernan so they can get a few R interviews when they find it necessary.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:15 AM (n13/j)

642 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I can't keep up.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM (Z216Q)


Low inflation makes the peasants' money go too far before they need government assistance, so it's a bad thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2019 07:15 AM (AZxMX)

643 "635 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I can't keep up.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM (Z216Q) "



Half, if not more, of the headlines I see (JJ being a notable exception) pretty much translate to "Waaahhh ! Orange Man Bad !"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 12, 2019 07:16 AM (a5hgv)

644
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 12, 2019 07:17 AM (cuot+)

645 Half, if not more, of the headlines I see (JJ being a notable exception) pretty much translate to "Waaahhh ! Orange Man Bad !"
Posted by: sock_rat_eez

Splonge for me too!

...MSM...

Posted by: Bruce at June 12, 2019 07:18 AM (vd8XM)

646 Inflation and weak dollar just make imports more expensive or force other countries to accept less for the same.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 07:21 AM (JFO2v)

647 Sounds like Obama, there is no inflation when real economists say real inflation is running between 15 and 20 percent.

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 07:21 AM (mpXpK)

648 Oh, and g'mornin' everyone !


54 degrees & raining here in WI, maybe the pollen will go away for a while.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365 at June 12, 2019 07:21 AM (a5hgv)

649 The gov has a vested interest in no inflation so they cook the numbers and exclude a whole host of items from the inputs to the calculation.

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 07:22 AM (mpXpK)

650 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I can't keep up.





Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM

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Me neither. Just the other day I read about record hiring by Companies, over 5,000,000 people were hired in April in the US and in the very same article they are sounding the death knell for the economy because only 75,000 new jobs were added last month.

It's like these so called experts are trying to make the economy tank on purpose.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:23 AM (JUOKG)

651
CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.



I can't keep up.



Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:11 AM (Z216Q)



Low inflation makes the peasants' money go too far before they need government assistance, so it's a bad thing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at June 12, 2019 07:15 AM (AZxMX)

they fear a FED rate cut. They want the economy to tank to make sure Trump loses. If we have inflation, the fed can raise rates and slow the economy and stock market down.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:25 AM (n13/j)

652 CNBC says the market is fretting about inflation. It might be too low, say pundits.

I guess we're not thanking Barky for the economy this week.

Posted by: t-bird at June 12, 2019 07:25 AM (8ruUE)

653 It's like these so called experts are trying to make the economy tank on purpose.

They're running out of things to blame on Trump.

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 07:25 AM (oIxaO)

654 "It's like these so called experts are trying to make the economy tank on purpose. "

The economy is Trump's strongest plank for re-election.


Would be a shame if anything happened to it.

* Wink-wink....nudge-nudge*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 07:26 AM (cqNba)

655 It's like these so called experts are trying to make the economy tank on purpose.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

Less/more jobs because of Globull Warming/Climate Change

Posted by: Bruce at June 12, 2019 07:26 AM (vd8XM)

656 653
It's like these so called experts are trying to make the economy tank on purpose.



They're running out of things to blame on Trump.

Posted by: JT at June 12, 2019 07:25 AM (oIxaO)

I think John Dean should be brought in as a non-fact witness.

Posted by: Fat Ass Nadler at June 12, 2019 07:26 AM (ufFY8)

657 The hubby receives a daily email newsletter concerning the stock market. Week ago Monday he asked me if I wanted him to read the reasons, in the newsletter, why the market would be down that week. Said, no, I already knew the reasons. Orange man bad! I believe the market was up every day last week. Actually, six days in a row. It's all twaddle.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at June 12, 2019 07:27 AM (N3JsI)

658 I see qunnipiac has a new poll out. Trump loses to every democrat in the field and if biden is the nominee he wins in Texas by 4.

At this time in 2016 quinnipiac had clinton up by 18 points and cnn had her winning by 24.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

659 BUT.......when somebody wants to charge me an outrageous amount to perform a task that I can do myself, and usually too a higher degree of quality..

it just frosts my ass to pay them.

--

Same here. I have no problem using professionals because that $600 timing belt job isn't going to break my budget anymore, and time is luxury.

But I'll be damned if I'm going to pay someone $5000 to lay $400 worth of tile in the kitchen.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 07:28 AM (B8H5I)

660 At this time in 2016 quinnipiac had clinton up by 18 points and cnn had her winning by 24.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman

They also gave her a gold star for a "dry day"

Posted by: Bruce at June 12, 2019 07:28 AM (vd8XM)

661
At this time in 2016 quinnipiac had clinton up by 18 points and cnn had her winning by 24.


Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

Why wasn't she up by 50???!???


Posted by: Hysterical Wife of and AR Grifter at June 12, 2019 07:28 AM (ufFY8)

662 658 I see qunnipiac has a new poll out. Trump loses to every democrat in the field and if biden is the nominee he wins in Texas by 4.

At this time in 2016 quinnipiac had clinton up by 18 points and cnn had her winning by 24.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:27 AM (JUOKG)

Assume most poll results are written and then data collected to match.

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 07:29 AM (JFO2v)

663 Best wishes to Hong Kong protestors. It sounds as if they are really up against the beast. Their protests have caused a delay in the vote on the extradition bill, so hopefully they can keep up the pressure.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM (Z216Q)

664 Assume most poll climate warming results are written and then data collected to match.


*Suggested edit

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM (cqNba)

665 Ha. That reminds me of that AMERICANS HAVE LOST 500 GAZILLION DOLLARS IN INTEREST BECAUSE TRUMP!!1! article I saw recently. I'll have to go dig it up.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM (B8H5I)

666 Morning all
Servicing my car fo the drives to Rhode Island and then to Virginia

Posted by: Nevergiveup at June 12, 2019 07:33 AM (cOLvd)

667 hmm

Posted by: t-bird at June 12, 2019 07:33 AM (n6bs1)

668 Best wishes to Hong Kong protestors. It sounds as if
they are really up against the beast. Their protests have caused a
delay in the vote on the extradition bill, so hopefully they can keep up
the pressure.





Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM

---

Hong Kong was one of my favorite Port visits. Then the Chinese took over and it went to $hit.


I formulated my first world, third world formula there. If you see long lines of people at customs going back into their Country with huge bags of toilet paper on their backs, then you are not a first world Country.

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:34 AM (JUOKG)

669 Best wishes to Hong Kong protestors. It sounds as if
they are really up against the beast. Their protests have caused a
delay in the vote on the extradition bill, so hopefully they can keep up
the pressure.


Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM (Z216Q)

They should have shot their wad (not a vulgar term) in 1997. And the Brits should not have gone Wobbly.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:34 AM (n13/j)

670
John Dean was misplaced while in "witness protection" - he belonged in "witless protection". The guy has nothing original to offer that is pertinent to the farce the Dims are staging, but they're such dullards they think he provides them cover.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 12, 2019 07:34 AM (YCpVK)

671
664 Assume most poll climate warming results are written and then data collected to match.

*Suggested edit
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at June 12, 2019 07:30 AM (cqNba)


Conclusions first , data afterward!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 12, 2019 07:37 AM (pNxlR)

672 John Dean was misplaced while in "witness
protection" - he belonged in "witless protection". The guy has nothing
original to offer that is pertinent to the farce the Dims are staging,
but they're such dullards they think he provides them cover.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 12, 2019 07:34 AM (YCpVK)


well the good part of this is no Millennial has ever heard of John Dean. I know his age is advanced, but the R's should have responded by calling G. Gordon Liddy or a proxy to testify.

Posted by: Quint at June 12, 2019 07:37 AM (n13/j)

673 The markets are nervous because John Dean will expose Trump! Or something like that.

Posted by: Ripley at June 12, 2019 07:38 AM (MxEKc)

674 I think the basic problem is the the left has no sense of humor anymore. And self-awareness is low. So they say idiot stuff and then they get upset when their audience starts laughing at them. Censorship follows. I presume prison is next on the menu.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:39 AM (Z216Q)

675 They should have shot their wad (not a vulgar term) in 1997.

-

Why, it's almost like having a well rounded education and passing familiarity of how basic human tools work is a useful and valuable thing in relation to the rest of a person's life.

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 07:40 AM (Lwfjs)

676 Nood!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at June 12, 2019 07:41 AM (81OU+)

677 nood

Posted by: Vic at June 12, 2019 07:41 AM (mpXpK)

678 SP 500

52 wk low 2346
52 wk hi 2954
last close 2886

25% return at hi
23% return yesterday

Posted by: rhennigantx at June 12, 2019 07:43 AM (JFO2v)

679
621 LOL. Nadless nadler is still beating the "meuller will testify to his committee" dead horse. He claims they are in negotiations with meuller and he expects him to testify by the end of summer. and is he doesn't he will subpoena him and compel his testimony.
Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at June 12, 2019 07:00 AM (JUOKG)


With his pants pulled up to his midsection, Nadler resembles Humpty Dumpty.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at June 12, 2019 07:44 AM (pNxlR)

680 #662
Yes our last POTUS election polls were off
Clinton only won the popular vote by less than 3%
Whereas in 2018 they underestimated by quite a bit how many seats the Dems would pick up in the (peoples) House
Trump's own internal polls do show weakness

Posted by: Kurt at June 12, 2019 07:51 AM (DHWSn)

681 Many millennial dads reported not owning a cordless drill (46%), a stepladder (49%), a set of screwdrivers (38%) or even a hammer (32 percent)

--

Dang. I can see why socialism is becoming more popular. These men literally can't take care of themselves.

(Almost half don't own a $10 set of screwdrivers FFS)

Posted by: Robbie Ray Moron - Mitch are you fo' real?!! at June 12, 2019 06:22 AM (B8H5I)


OK. I don't own a cordless drill, a step ladder, or a set of screwdrivers. I do own a corded drill and several hand drills, including a couple braces and bits and a Miller's Fall "eggbeater" drill, and a bunch of non-matched screwdrivers, including a couple I made myself from scratch...Don't need or have the room to store a ladder.

So under those rules I'd be just another useless, toolless millennial, despite having a basic blacksmithing setup, a descent set of traditional hand-tools for furniture making, and the tools for carving rifle stocks as well as bowls, spoons, etc. Also spent four and a half years doing tile for a living.

Posted by: Grey Fox at June 12, 2019 07:55 AM (bZ7mE)

682 Kurt says Trump should expect a long night on election day.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, the Demofascists are certifiable at June 12, 2019 07:55 AM (Z216Q)

683 "...the person that had took a bull by the tail once had learnt sixty or seventy times as much as a person that hadn't, and said a person that started in to carry a cat home by the tail was getting knowledge that was always going to be useful to him, and warn't ever going to grow dim or doubtful." -- Mark Twain, 'Tom Sawyer Abroad'

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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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