Mid-Morning Art Thread

Monet Regatta.jpg


Regatta at Sainte-Adresse
Claude Monet

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Can it be?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:31 AM (HaL55)

2 yo

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 09:32 AM (MAstk)

3 Aha! Oneth again!

I shall fetch teh Corgis.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:32 AM (HaL55)

4 POUNCE!

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:32 AM (dm05u)

5 Algae bloom.

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 09:32 AM (ykq7q)

6 Mind if I mussel in?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (FTlwv)

7 feels semi pointillist

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (dm05u)

8 almost first.

and are we surf fishing here, or is their a hidden pier around the bend?

p.s. - Sniper is in the rigging...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (8D42x)

9 People in suits and big dresses on the beach just looks funny to me.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (HaL55)

10 Regatta lotta boats.

Posted by: irright at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (RVcmP)

11 Oh nice bathing suits people!

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (ZfRYq)

12 Sainte-Adresse, the patron saint of misdirected mail.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (JUUk1)

13 these are refugees sailing ashore, oui?

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (dm05u)

14 nice

Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (mpXpK)

15 You can physically feel the excitement and energy radiating from this piece. It's positively electric!

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (iAwUQ)

16 So... people used to go to the beach wearing all those clothes?

Dang, I bet it took forever to get the sand out.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (KUaJL)

17 > Oh nice bathing suits people!

Who among us does not put on a three-piece suit to go to the beach?
Bets that they thought they were "daring" by wearing straw boaters?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (JUUk1)

18 Woman in foreground is going to get sand in her dress.

Posted by: dantesed at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (88xKn)

19 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (ophxM)

20 That is a nice pic, CBD. Would hang.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (HaL55)

21 p.s. - Sniper is in the rigging...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM

Now you tell me...

Posted by: Zombie Admiral Nelson at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (dkvcO)

22 Finished my trek through Star Trek. Now I never need to think about Into Darkness, Insurrection, or The Final Frontier ever again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (ophxM)

23 2 Aaron Mate'
@aaronjmate
Federal judge has issued a significant rebuke of a core Mueller claim. Mueller claims that the IRA -- a Russian troll farm -- was the 2nd of "two principal interference operations" by Russian gov't. But as judge notes, Mueller's implied link between IRA & Russian gov't was false:

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (BqBId)

24 That there's a lot of seaweed.

No way I'm sitting on the shore, taking in the sea air.

Posted by: browndog at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (bGMOs)

25
Mind if I mussel in?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (FTlwv)






I really wish you punsters would just clam up.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:37 AM (veoSD)

26 They went to watch the Regatta...not swim/tan. Maybe it was Fall too.

I like it.

Posted by: Tami at July 09, 2019 09:37 AM (cF8AT)

27 http://bit.ly/30npbjE
*******
Judge's Order

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 09:37 AM (BqBId)

28
Anyone wanna buy some seashells?

Posted by: Suzie by the seashore at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (veoSD)

29 First thought: waves or clumps of algae at lower right?

Posted by: Gref at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (AMIL/)

30 11
Oh nice bathing suits people!

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (ZfRYq)


Bathing is not something these people were conversant in. God forbid a drop of clean, fresh water make contact with their greasy, unwashed for months at a time, 19th century europeaan skin. They are well protected from any water or soap by layers upon layers of hot, sweaty, stifling wool clothing. Even at the beach. *skeeve*

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (iAwUQ)

31 Reasonably nice.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (p997d)

32 Mueller made shit up? No way! This really shakes my faith in the special counsel's office.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (gC2IV)

33 There was one quote by George that I found particularly odious, "It's not a lie if you believe it."

-
George was not a nice or admirable person. He was an angry, scheming, weak person who intentionally poisoned his former boss, accidentally poisoned and killed his fiance, and routinely engaged in lying, cheating and stealing. I think he was a Democrat. NTTAWWT.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (+y/Ru)

34

Through Sunday at the Hoboken Ramada Inn - a limerick

Starving artists tell the sad tale
Of earning their keep. No avail
It took Claude Monet
To figure a way
By offering "Fine Art For Sail"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (mvenn)

35 -
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That there's a lot of seaweed.



No way I'm sitting on the shore, taking in the sea air.


Posted by: browndog at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM

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Did somebody see weed???

Posted by: that one AOSHQ commenter (you know the one) at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (RVcmP)

36 Dang, I bet it took forever to get the sand out.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously
............

They had people for that back then...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (438dO)

37 Morning, all you good patrons of the arts!

In the lower-left, there's four people. There's the woman with the parasol and the guy in the gray derby, sitting. Behind them is a guy in a white hat, standing. And, sitting behind him, if you examine the enlarged version, you can clearly see, that little man was... Vincent van Gogh.

Siriusly, on this one, the enlarged version is quite a bit sharper, and seems brighter for it.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (aMV0K)

38 33 Mueller made shit up? No way! This really shakes my faith in the special counsel's office.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 09:39 AM (gC2IV)

==========

"Robert Mueller is a great man, and he cannot commit sin against taking down the evil Orange Bad Man. This is what he gets for defeating the conservative choice, Hillary Clinton."
-David French

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (ophxM)

39 34 There was one quote by George that I found particularly odious, "It's not a lie if you believe it."

-
George was not a nice or admirable person. He was an angry, scheming, weak person who intentionally poisoned his former boss, accidentally poisoned and killed his fiance, and routinely engaged in lying, cheating and stealing. I think he was a Democrat. NTTAWWT.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

He was always my favorite character.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:41 AM (ophxM)

40 Monet Monet Monet Monet
Monet!"

Tommy James goes "hmmmmm"

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 09:41 AM (6qErC)

41 I can't believe no one has yet said "Show Me The Monet!"

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:42 AM (imDUY)

42 I can't believe no one has yet said "Show Me The Monet!"

Young'in, you are.

Now my lawn, get offa it...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 09:43 AM (6qErC)

43
I can't believe no one has yet said "Show Me The Monet!"

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:42 AM (imDUY)







Thought about it, figured it was too obvious a joke.

Not that it's ever stopped me before.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:43 AM (veoSD)

44 Mind if I mussel in?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (FTlwv)

I really wish you punsters would just clam up.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:37 AM (veoSD)

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

Someone's awfully crabby this morning!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 09, 2019 09:43 AM (5e13c)

45 "Robert Mueller is a great man, and he cannot commit sin against taking down the evil Orange Bad Man. This is what he gets for defeating the conservative choice, Hillary Clinton."
-David French
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (ophxM)

The funny thing about Saints of Progressivism is that the canonization process is easily reversible. The Church of the Left can and will still throw you into the fires of Hell after venerating you for years.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (KUaJL)

46 I really wish you punsters would just clam up.

*******


Gosh, you're crabby today.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (mvenn)

47 Paging Christopher Cross.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (q1Pj5)

48 Something smells fishy.

Posted by: Roy at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (Gvpa/)

49 46 "Robert Mueller is a great man, and he cannot commit sin against taking down the evil Orange Bad Man. This is what he gets for defeating the conservative choice, Hillary Clinton."
-David French
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (ophxM)

The funny thing about Saints of Progressivism is that the canonization process is easily reversible. The Church of the Left can and will still throw you into the fires of Hell after venerating you for years.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (KUaJL)

===========

"I'm sorry, I was regarding that tree. Did you say something?"
-James Comey

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (ophxM)

50 Mon Dieu! Rigatoni at the Stained Dress.

Posted by: M. Beachsuit McGoateecane at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (D7DQx)

51 > The Church of the Left can and will still throw you into the fires of Hell after venerating you for years.

Ask Joe Biden how that works.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (JUUk1)

52 It's a portrait of all the pervs that couldn't get a ride on Air Epstein.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (Okukq)

53 People in suits and big dresses on the beach just looks funny to me.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (HaL55)

We are ze Frenchies! We know fashion lak nobody's business!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (m79Dg)

54 I prefer Manet, especially on ham and rye.

Posted by: irright at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (RVcmP)

55 Okay . . . so appropriate theme music for this one would be - what? - Randy Newman's 'Sail Away' . . . ?

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (imDUY)

56 52 > The Church of the Left can and will still throw you into the fires of Hell after venerating you for years.

Ask Joe Biden how that works.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (JUUk1)

==========

I'll be honest, I did not predict busing to be an issue this campaign season.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (ophxM)

57
Mon Dieu! Rigatoni at the Stained Dress.

Posted by: M. Beachsuit McGoateecane at July 09, 2019 09:44 AM (D7DQx)







No rigatoni for their pasta. Shells.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (veoSD)

58 I wonder if he was disappointed in how the ripples of water turned out. They look like lily pads, not shading in the water. I know it's impressionism, but the impression that's left is that he rushed it -- because my eye is drawn immediately to the oddity of the rendering when everything else was done with care.

Posted by: red speck at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (6Krd7)

59 The boats seem to be floundering in a dying onshore breeze.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (PkVlr)

60 The Church of the Left can and will still throw you into the fires of Hell after venerating you for years.

Ask Joe Biden how that works.
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (JUUk1)

Or BJ Clinton.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (m79Dg)

61 what kind of mincing regatta is this? I don't see a single spinnaker...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (8D42x)

62 No One of Consequence


Curses! Missed by =><= much.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (mvenn)

63 George was not a nice or admirable person. He was an angry, scheming, weak person who intentionally poisoned his former boss, accidentally poisoned and killed his fiance, and routinely engaged in lying, cheating and stealing. I think he was a Democrat. NTTAWWT.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

He was always my favorite character.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:41 AM (ophxM)

If there's any problem with a show like Seinfeld it's that the characters didn't ever actually get any retrobution for the various terrible things they did. Everything worked out fine every episode, regardless of who they screwed over in the previous 30 minutes.

Actually, that's not entirely true, because there was the series finale, but I think the backlash against that episode was that the audience got lost on the fact that the characters actually were despicable people because they were funny.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (KUaJL)

64 anti-censorship new music video by MAGA singer Joy Villa like it and spread it around

Freedom - Fight for It

https://youtu.be/GotqnlvmYsU

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (dm05u)

65 That's not your wife, that's seaweed, baby!

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (WDs/x)

66 Who among us does not put on a three-piece suit to go to the beach?

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

Hopefully, those who don't manscape do!

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (5NMZN)

67 I can't believe no one has yet said "Show Me The Monet!"

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:42 AM (imDUY)


it's because no one is viewing this post in its html code

Posted by: Gref at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (AMIL/)

68 Bathing is not something these people were conversant in. God forbid a drop of clean, fresh water make contact with their greasy, unwashed for months at a time, 19th century europeaan skin. They are well protected from any water or soap by layers upon layers of hot, sweaty, stifling wool clothing. Even at the beach. *skeeve*
Posted by: Agent Cooper


I don't know how they did it. I have taken as many as three showers a day during summer. And the only reason I'm wearing pants is because work demands it.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (ATv6t)

69 Okay . . . so appropriate theme music for this one would be - what? - Randy Newman's 'Sail Away' . . . ?

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (imDUY)

The Great White Theme Song from Jaws.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (q1Pj5)

70 My favorite Monet.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (B1ik8)

71 In the lower-left, there's four people. There's the woman with the parasol and the guy in the gray derby, sitting. Behind them is a guy in a white hat, standing. And, sitting behind him, if you examine the enlarged version, you can clearly see, that little man was... Vincent van Gogh.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 09, 2019 09:40 AM (aMV0K)

Was that before or after the tragic haircutting accident where he lost his ear?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:48 AM (m79Dg)

72 what kind of mincing regatta is this? I don't see a single spinnaker...
Posted by: SturmToddler



*******

I think you're mizzen the whole point.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 09:48 AM (mvenn)

73
what kind of mincing regatta is this? I don't see a single spinnaker...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (8D42x)








Yawl knock it off.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:49 AM (veoSD)

74 64 If there's any problem with a show like Seinfeld it's that the characters didn't ever actually get any retrobution for the various terrible things they did. Everything worked out fine every episode, regardless of who they screwed over in the previous 30 minutes.

Actually, that's not entirely true, because there was the series finale, but I think the backlash against that episode was that the audience got lost on the fact that the characters actually were despicable people because they were funny.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (KUaJL)

===========

That was their comeuppance, and I love that episode.

They died in the plane crash, and the trial is their final judgment.

They are found wanting, and they are doomed to repeat their meaningless mean lives forever.

The last joke of the show is the first joke of the first episode, implying that repeat.

It's such a great episode.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:49 AM (ophxM)

75 As blogger David Burge put it, 'It's always the billionaire convicted pedo with private Lolita Express jets to his own orgy island that you least expect.' Droll but accurate.

Posted by: SMOD at July 09, 2019 09:49 AM (QkjLD)

76 There's a lady in a turban, in a cocaine tree

She does a dance so rhythmically

She's cryin', and a-singin' and having a time

Gee, that cocaine tree look fine



You've got to put on your sailin' shoes

Put on your sailin' shoes

Everyone will start to cheer

When you put on your sailin' shoes



Jedidiah, he's got a dime

Says he catch a more fish, every time

Well I got a line, and you got a pole

Well, I'll meet you at the fishin' hole



You've got to put on your sailin' shoes

Put on your sailin' shoes

Everyone will start to cheer

When you put on your sailin' shoes
Doctor, doctor, I feel so bad

This is the worst day I ever had

He said, have you this misery a very long time?
'Cause if you are ill, ball it on the line



You've got to put on your sailin' shoes

Put on your sailin' shoes

Everyone will start to cheer

When you put on your sailin' shoes

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:49 AM (JUUk1)

77 I say, would you have a chart for Little St. Andrew Island?

Posted by: Jaunty Cap'n Hat at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (5qmgE)

78 Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 09:47 AM (B1ik

It's a really good one!

There are some Monets that I find wonderful....mostly his least impressionistic work!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (wYseH)

79 Ready ABOUT!

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (PkVlr)

80 This is such a pleasant scene but that aspect quickly gets lost in trying to see how Monet achieved the image. The ocean water is especially interesting to me because of the many discrete bits of color that seem to blend for an overall effect and indicate movement. The earth tones that make up the land areas are a nice compliment to the gentle sky colors and ocean. I don't know if the curve of the beach is deliberately echoed in the clouds but I think it helps bring the image together.

Posted by: JTB at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (bmdz3)

81 22 Finished my trek through Star Trek. Now I never need to think about Into Darkness, Insurrection, or The Final Frontier ever again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (ophxM)

While Insurrection and the Final Frontier are bad, Into Darkness deserves its own level of Hell. It craps on the best Star Trek movie ever, completely destroys a great character, AND nukes a fantastic revenge story. If they wanted Khan so bad, they should have turned "Space Seed" itself into a full length movie and picked someone other than Cucumber Rubberband.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

82 Can I enter my boat in this race?

Posted by: Gary Hart's paterfamilia at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (q1Pj5)

83 Bathing is not something these people were conversant in. God forbid a drop of clean, fresh water make contact with their greasy, unwashed for months at a time, 19th century europeaan skin. They are well protected from any water or soap by layers upon layers of hot, sweaty, stifling wool clothing. Even at the beach. *skeeve*
Posted by: Agent Cooper

Bathing was one of the few innovations that Europeans did not give the world.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (m79Dg)

84 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

85 > Yawl knock it off.
Someone needs to lower the boom here.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (JUUk1)

86 How about some Remington paintings?

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (OG7NC)

87 That water looks nasty and I'm not swimming in it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (Zz0t1)

88 82 22 Finished my trek through Star Trek. Now I never need to think about Into Darkness, Insurrection, or The Final Frontier ever again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (ophxM)

While Insurrection and the Final Frontier are bad, Into Darkness deserves its own level of Hell. It craps on the best Star Trek movie ever, completely destroys a great character, AND nukes a fantastic revenge story. If they wanted Khan so bad, they should have turned "Space Seed" itself into a full length movie and picked someone other than Cucumber Rubberband.
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (OyyDO)

============

I think that Insurrection is marginally worse. Into Darkness at least has some good looking action scenes. Insurrection is just as confused from a storytelling perspective, and it looks terrible to boot.

Advantage: Into Darkness.

But, they're both crap.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (ophxM)

89 Bloomberg) -- The 14 sailors who died during a fire last week on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a "planetary catastrophe," a top naval officer said at their funeral, according to media reports.

Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia's navy, praised the heroism of the men, who died as they battled to stop the fire from spreading in the submersible.

"With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe," he said at the funeral Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news service.

-
I knew it. Godzilla.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

90 Dang, I bet it took forever to get the sand out.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously

----

Speaking of, anyone seen Sandy Cheeks lately?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (+F2XQ)

91 George was not a nice or admirable person. He was an angry, scheming,
weak person who intentionally poisoned his former boss, accidentally
poisoned and killed his fiance, and routinely engaged in lying, cheating
and stealing. I think he was a Democrat. NTTAWWT.


I didn't watch the show enough to understand a lot of the characters. But that quote pretty much encapsulates your description of him.

That was a dangerous thing to say out loud, IMHO. Electronic peer pressure is a very real thing, as anyone who works in advertising will tell you. If it weren't, they'd be out of a job yesterday.

All the more reason to make absolutely certain that your Bullshit Radar is up and running at peak efficiency all the time. Don't ever turn it off if you can help it and even if a blip just appears to be a speck of dust on the screen, it's worth paying attention to.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (HaL55)

92 90 "With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe," he said at the funeral Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news service.

-
I knew it. Godzilla.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

========

Mothra. Godzilla's sort of on our side, I think.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (ophxM)

93 Lean to the left! Lean to the right! Stand up! Sit down! Fight! Fight! Fight!

Posted by: Beach Cheer Leaders at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (gmo/4)

94 62 what kind of mincing regatta is this? I don't see a single spinnaker...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:46 AM (8D42x)

And none of the "Dolly Parton" style spinnaker.

Posted by: Fox2! at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (MwFQu)

95 Bathing was one of the few innovations that Europeans did not give the world.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (m79Dg)

Speaking of terrible things the Germans did to Europe, did you know barbarians invented pantaloons?

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (p997d)

96 Elaine is probably the worst of the bunch, as shown by the Bizarro episode.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (WDs/x)

97

Selfie - a limerick

The lighting is mottled and stringy
You can't quite discern that vague thingy
With some room for doubt
I think I make out
It's a picture of Claude Monet's dinghy!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (mvenn)

98 I liked Seinfeld because it laughed at the bad impulses within us.

Most shows these days just glorify those.

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (dm05u)

99 Something about scenes like this, so relaxing.

(To answer a question exactly one person asked, yeah, I'm trying out a new-ish sock. Something something fake it 'till you make it ((my God, that's the most BS advice I've ever received)) and all that.)

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (AM1GF)

100 I am tempted to get Netflix just to watch Comedians in Cars Having Coffee. Looks funny.

Wasn't a big Seinfeld fan but did like the first 6 or so seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm. The Tourette's season makes me laugh just thinking about it.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (B1ik8)

101 More beach friends!

Posted by: Christine Blasey at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (q1Pj5)

102 Seinfeld . . . the precursor of Soy Boiz . . .

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:54 AM (imDUY)

103 I think you're mizzen the whole point."

And boom, Muldoon's back on point...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 09, 2019 09:54 AM (6qErC)

104 Oddly, because this painting is less abstract than many of Monet's, it is easier for me to see the techniques that make Impressionism effective.

Thanks, CBD. This is a Monet painting I hadn't seen before.

Posted by: JTB at July 09, 2019 09:54 AM (bmdz3)

105 Elaine is probably the worst of the bunch, as shown by the Bizarro episode.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (WDs/x)

Maybe. But, she had tits. Not spectacular, but passable.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (m79Dg)

106 98 Elaine is probably the worst of the bunch, as shown by the Bizarro episode.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (WDs/x)

Sort of related... my favorite part of watching people go through It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for the first time is watching their perceptions of "the sane one" in the Gang changes until they're forced to conclude that they're all horrible horrible people.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

107 Something something fake it 'till you make it

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you want to be Torquemada?

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (dm05u)

108 Elaine is probably the worst of the bunch, as shown by the Bizarro episode.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (WDs/x)

Well! You are not sponge worthy!

Posted by: Elaine Benes at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (q1Pj5)

109 Maybe. But, she had tits. Not spectacular, but passable.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (m79Dg)

They sure were breathtaking.

Posted by: That doctor in the one episode at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

110 63 No One of Consequence
Curses! Missed by =>
Posted by: Muldoon


Times and tides wait for no man.

Neither do horde comments.

💤

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for classic doodle at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (aMV0K)

111
While Insurrection and the Final Frontier are bad, Into Darkness deserves its own level of Hell. It craps on the best Star Trek movie ever, completely destroys a great character, AND nukes a fantastic revenge story. If they wanted Khan so bad, they should have turned "Space Seed" itself into a full length movie and picked someone other than Cucumber Rubberband.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 09:50 AM (OyyDO)








It's bad, but the thing I hate about Into Darkness is that it's a thinly disguised origin story for fucking Al Qaeda. One where you're supposed to feel bad about how Western Civilization essentially created AQ out of fear and hate, and how you're supposed to pity the AQ rank and file who get drawn into a conflict that they had no interest in.

It's the standard Lefty view of AQ put into the Star Trek universe.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:56 AM (veoSD)

112 I think Count De Monet ought to chime in on painting

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 09:56 AM (BqBId)

113 The one paraphrased quote from Seinfeld that my friends used frequently when giving advice was ' do the opposite of everything you are thinking of doing '.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 09:56 AM (B1ik8)

114 108>>>

And watching everyone they encounter inevitably become just as horrible.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:56 AM (WDs/x)

115 Monet Monet Monet

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (dm05u)

116 Speaking of terrible things the Germans did to Europe, did you know barbarians invented pantaloons?
Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 09:52 AM (p997d)

And our testicles have been repressed ever since.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (m79Dg)

117 I think Count De Monet ought to chime in on painting

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 09:56 AM (BqBId)



I must be shadowbanned.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (q1Pj5)

118 I think that Insurrection is marginally worse. Into Darkness at least has some good looking action scenes. Insurrection is just as confused from a storytelling perspective, and it looks terrible to boot.

Advantage: Into Darkness.

But, they're both crap.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today!


Eh. Into Dumbness reeked of a fanfic retelling, "This is how -I- would do it, isn't this so much better?" I started thinking of the current era as the "Age of Impostors" at that point from the way so many things seemed to play out similarly, from Hollywood remakes to politics to music.

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (AM1GF)

119 108 98 Elaine is probably the worst of the bunch, as shown by the Bizarro episode.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 09:53 AM (WDs/x)

Sort of related... my favorite part of watching people go through It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for the first time is watching their perceptions of "the sane one" in the Gang changes until they're forced to conclude that they're all horrible horrible people.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

========

Dee was supposed to be the "straight man", and she was through the first season. Then they made a conscious choice to make her as bad as the boys (and include Frank).

I do love that show.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (ophxM)

120 Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)

121 The French put up a credible fight in the Great War. People run down the leadership on both sides for their tactics but lacking breakthrough technology such as the tank they had limited choices. Even the tank in its early developments was not really a game changer, as it was so slow it was easy to knock out with field guns and unreliable. Same with aircraft.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (OG7NC)

122 The underlying theme of Seinfeld is the human tendency not to accept guilt or responsibility. Jerry is basically Diogenes while the cast and new characters demonstrate human foibles and selfishness. This is all done with a great deal of humor.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (2LelM)

123 Did you wear a MAGA hat, jewells?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (PkVlr)

124 good luck with jury duty Jewells

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (dm05u)

125 120 Eh. Into Dumbness reeked of a fanfic retelling, "This is how -I- would do it, isn't this so much better?" I started thinking of the current era as the "Age of Impostors" at that point from the way so many things seemed to play out similarly, from Hollywood remakes to politics to music.
Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at July 09, 2019 09:57 AM (AM1GF)

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Into Darkness feels like it was written by people who had heard of Star Trek, didn't like Star Trek, and threw something together without thinking about it. There's a bevy of ideas that never get explored and frequently get dropped within minutes.

In other words, it feels like it was written by Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (ophxM)

126 Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)

You better ditch your phone before the bailiff sees it.

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (ykq7q)

127 The sun is above the yardarm. Splice the main brace!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (gC2IV)

128 Oh, I like this one! The colors in the sea are beautiful.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (aXucN)

129 Lol nurse. No.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (P46kN)

130 Not a Star Trek expert but I did find it a slap in the face to the original Star Trek fans that they killed Pike instead of making him a vegetable. Beep beep.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (B1ik8)

131 Straw Boaters.......Autonomous sailing. They are feeling their oats on the pebbly beach while the jellyfish advance.

Posted by: saf at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (5IHGB)

132 you want to be Torquemada?

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist


Well more a question of taking a properly active role in life instead of the passive one I've been in the habit with for so long. Of course it would help if I did that in places other than yammering on someone else's blog, but maybe I can trick my brain into it? Or that's the theory. It's probably a bad idea, but hey.

Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (AM1GF)

133 122>>>

Or, alternately, that Larry David is a horrible person who spent his life associating with other horrible people.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (WDs/x)

134 raise your hand when they ask if anyone is married to a cop, Jewells

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (dm05u)

135
The French put up a credible fight in the Great War.

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Bd. Foch now runs along a portion of the beach at Sainte-Adresse.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (5NMZN)

136 A friend of mine just posted a pic of his neighbor's lawn. It's covered with Bernie yard signs, and I mean covered. Yet the lawn is mowed. I wonder if this nut takes them down every Saturday, mows the lawn, then puts them back again?

Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (7HtZB)

137 And our testicles have been repressed ever since.

My testicles are an autonomous collective.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (Boy/L)

138 Very nice painting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (+0VWg)

139 One can just about make out Easy Blasey under the boardwalk pulling a train.

Posted by: Archer at July 09, 2019 10:02 AM (gmo/4)

140 MONET MONET!!!

Posted by: Billy Idol at July 09, 2019 10:02 AM (Zz0t1)

141 Posted by: Grand Inquisitor Cavil at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (AM1GF)

There's a lot to be said for "fake it til you make it"

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 10:02 AM (dm05u)

142 And our testicles have been repressed ever since.

My testicles are an autonomous collective.
Posted by: Circa

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ISWYDT

Posted by: Michael Palin at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (+F2XQ)

143 There's 1 thing is this world that I absolutely will not tolerate, and that is talk about Star Trek.

Good day, sir!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (xfb67)

144 Prelim questions already asked. This is the actual trial.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (P46kN)

145 I just received notice (again) that I didn't get a job I interviewed for. I've lost track of how many times I've interviewed, thought it went well and didn't get the job. I want to know what the hell I'm doing wrong. I'm so depressed these days. I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (d6Ksn)

146 122 The underlying theme of Seinfeld is the human tendency not to accept guilt or responsibility. Jerry is basically Diogenes while the cast and new characters demonstrate human foibles and selfishness. This is all done with a great deal of humor.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (2LelM)

Those who really "got" Seinfeld thought the series ending where they all go to jail was fantastic. Jerry himself said that he wrote that to show once and for all that all four of his main characters were completely narcissistic, rotten human being who only cared about themselves. The joke was always on all of those people who identified with them and thought they were "just like them">

Having said that, Seinfeld remains one of my favorite sitcoms of all time!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (Kpl3J)

147 Sainte-Adresse, the patron saint of misdirected mail.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 09, 2019 09:34 AM (JUUk1)
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Touche!

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (aXucN)

148 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (ophxM)

None of the four NextGen movies are very good. The best one has got to be First Contact tho, but only because the Borg are an awesome enemy. The Borg Queen was a terrible idea though.

For me, the best ST movies is Wrath of Khan, but my favorite is Undiscovered Country.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

149 I watched some original Star Trek a while back. I guess I didn't do the right drugs.......

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

150 Not a Star Trek expert but I did find it a slap in the face to the original Star Trek fans that they killed Pike instead of making him a vegetable. Beep beep.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (B1ik

This alternate universe thing is a wonderful way for us not to have to come up with innovative ideas.--Every Hollywood script writer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (m79Dg)

151 There's 1 thing is this world that I absolutely will not tolerate, and that is talk about Star Trek.

Set phasers on incinerate.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (Boy/L)

152 144 Prelim questions already asked. This is the actual trial.


How are you allowed to use your cellphone?

Posted by: dantesed at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (88xKn)

153 Straw Boaters.......Autonomous sailing. They are feeling their oats on the pebbly beach while the jellyfish advance.

Posted by: saf at July 09, 2019 10:00 AM (5IHGB)

That's a good poem effort but not as good as my Underground poem about apes, figs, grottoes, and musty wet pelts. Keep trying.

Posted by: President Urkel at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (q1Pj5)

154 This is such a pleasant scene but that aspect quickly gets lost in
trying to see how Monet achieved the image. The ocean water is
especially interesting to me because of the many discrete bits of color
that seem to blend for an overall effect and indicate movement. The
earth tones that make up the land areas are a nice compliment to the
gentle sky colors and ocean. I don't know if the curve of the beach is
deliberately echoed in the clouds but I think it helps bring the image
together.


Monet must've had his glasses on when he painted this. It seems more clear than I remember some of his other works being. Embiggened, it looks completely different that the scale on the top of this page.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (HaL55)

155 None of the four NextGen movies are very good. The best one has got to be First Contact tho, but only because the Borg are an awesome enemy. The Borg Queen was a terrible idea though.

For me, the best ST movies is Wrath of Khan, but my favorite is Undiscovered Country.
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

The best Star Trek movie is Galaxy Quest, and it's not close.

Posted by: That doctor in the one episode at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (KUaJL)

156 45 Mind if I mussel in?

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM (FTlwv)

I really wish you punsters would just clam up.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 09:37 AM (veoSD)

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

Someone's awfully crabby this morning!

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 09, 2019 09:43 AM (5e13c)


Are you guys trying to bait us into responding to your puns? I sea what you're doing!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (AZxMX)

157 hugs, Donna&&&&&V

and I will pray for you

what kind of jobs are you applying for?

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (dm05u)

158 I like this Monet, obviously from the time before he lost his vision and had to cover up for it by using big blurry streaks of color everywhere.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (Kpl3J)

159 This alternate universe thing is a wonderful way for us not to have to come up with innovative ideas.--Every Hollywood script writer.

Some alternate universe. They used Nimoy in the first of the reboots and then put Khan in the second.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (Boy/L)

160 I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless.
Posted by: Donna

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Hang in there Donna - just keep grinding away at it. Yes, it can be a bit demoralizing but us of a certain age are too tough to kill.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (+F2XQ)

161 148 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (ophxM)

None of the four NextGen movies are very good. The best one has got to be First Contact tho, but only because the Borg are an awesome enemy. The Borg Queen was a terrible idea though.

For me, the best ST movies is Wrath of Khan, but my favorite is Undiscovered Country.
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

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I think First Contact is really good. There are a few themes wrapped around each other that end up complimenting each other really well. I also feel like Nemesis is really misunderstood (especially around Data's death which I find more affecting that Spock's in II). Generations is half a really good movie and half a passable episode.

But yeah, II is the best overall.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (ophxM)

162 A friend of mine just posted a pic of his neighbor's lawn. It's covered with Bernie yard signs, and I mean covered. Yet the lawn is mowed. I wonder if this nut takes them down every Saturday, mows the lawn, then puts them back again?
Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (7HtZB)
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My best guess is that the grass looked up, saw what was all over it, and decided it wasn't worth carrying on.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (aXucN)

163 I just received notice (again) that I didn't get a job I interviewed for. I've lost track of how many times I've interviewed, thought it went well and didn't get the job. I want to know what the hell I'm doing wrong. I'm so depressed these days. I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (d6Ksn)


Don't get down. Negativity breeds negativity.

That being said, the market is so saturated with workers now, employers can be picky has hell. This is the unfortunate side effect of having low unemployment numbers.

Keep pushing. You'll find something when you least expect it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (Zz0t1)

164 oh, good luck then Jewells, may justice be swift

Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (dm05u)

165 People run down the leadership on both sides for their tactics but lacking breakthrough technology such as the tank they had limited choices.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (OG7NC)


They had an obvious choice - but being the egotistical pricks they were they refused to take it.

Sit back. Defend. Let the other dumb asses wear themselves out in futile assaults.

Nope. Didn't happen. WWI was a prime example of the hubris of management.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (Okukq)

166 None of the four NextGen movies are very good. The best one has got to be First Contact tho, but only because the Borg are an awesome enemy. The Borg Queen was a terrible idea though.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

Just a typical grill power movie. "See, we can too kick ass and be just as evil as men!" Honey, women set the standard for evil.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 10:07 AM (m79Dg)

167 Funny, I've always associated Monet with fresh water, not the ocean.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:07 AM (xfb67)

168 No cell phone use but I'm in the deliberation room. They don't care. Just need to turn it off before trial starts.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:07 AM (P46kN)

169 Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (d6Ksn)

Don't feel worthless. It is very hard for older people to get jobs. I know a number of older people who are very talented and good at what they did-as I'm sure you were- who just aren't being considered for work because of their age. Keep on trying.

May I put your concerns back on the prayer list?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 09, 2019 10:07 AM (+0VWg)

170 Posted by: vmom, anti-vahzist at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (dm05u)

Executive assistant, office manager, program coordinator.

I have well over 20 years of experience.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (d6Ksn)

171
A friend of mine just posted a pic of his neighbor's lawn. It's covered with Bernie yard signs, and I mean covered. Yet the lawn is mowed. I wonder if this nut takes them down every Saturday, mows the lawn, then puts them back again?

Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:01 AM (7HtZB)









It'd be unfortunate if some sarcastic right-winger went into his yard at 2am and poured RoundUp under each Bernie sign.

Unfortunate.... yeah, that's the word I was looking for.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (veoSD)

172 "With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the
vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe," he said at the funeral
Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news
service.



-

I knew it. Godzilla.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)


Old ones. Deep ones possibly, but the Russian Navy may have halted Cthulhu's awakening.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (hSQmw)

173 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd

Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (S48ez)

174 Save Your Jaws.

Posted by: Great White at July 09, 2019 10:09 AM (D7DQx)

175 Sit back. Defend. Let the other dumb asses wear themselves out in futile assaults.

Nope. Didn't happen. WWI was a prime example of the hubris of management.


And they had Crimea, the US Civil War, and the Franco-Prussian War to figure this stuff out.

Now, fast forward. We are going to be in a world of shit if we can't maintain our logistics chains at a distance. Something we haven't had to do under fire since Inchon.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:09 AM (Boy/L)

176 173 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd
Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (S48ez)

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"Listen, we're okay with federally funded abortions, open borders, censorship of conservatives, and giving Iran nuclear weapons and cash, but could you please tone down the high taxes rhetoric?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:09 AM (ophxM)

177 173 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd
Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (S48ez)

"When you break up with your significant other, and your side chick gets mad that you aren't interested in actually dating them"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (KUaJL)

178 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd
Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (S48ez)


Those guys are FAGS!!!

Posted by: Spicoli at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (Zz0t1)

179 >>Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...

Jackson County? If so I'm in the same room!

Posted by: Frasier Crane (I'm coming back!) at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (SZVrp)

180 They may not be super efficient, but I think sprit rigs look great on small boats.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (MDdQR)

181 p.s. - Sniper is in the rigging...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM

Now you tell me...
Posted by: Zombie Admiral Nelson at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (dkvcO)


I love this place.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (aS1PU)

182 Lol, the Russians have put so many nuclear submarines on the bottom that the planet isn't going to notice one more.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (xfb67)

183 Geezer Donna I wish you lived close. We are looking for someone like you to take over when i retire.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (P46kN)

184 @145 Donna
Dont let them get you down girl. You Arent worthless. They are just piss poor judges of character. Keep trying. Ive been there. My present employer thinks I am indespensible. And I am
You will be ok.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (OG7NC)

185 My best guess is that the grass looked up, saw what was all over it, and decided it wasn't worth carrying on.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (aXucN)


A most excellent comment dear {{{bluebell}}}!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (AZxMX)

186 prevented a planetary catastrophe

Chapter 5,609 of Russian reactors, man.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM (Boy/L)

187 Heck, the US has lost 2 nuclear submarines.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (xfb67)

188 120 Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)

"He's guilty, yer Honor."

"Ma'am, we haven't heard opening statements yet."

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

189 http://bit.ly/30ltGv9
*******
Clinton Challenged On Denial Of Epstein Flights and Knowledge Of Crimes JONATHAN TURLEY

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (BqBId)

190 188 120 Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)

"He's guilty, yer Honor."

"Ma'am, we haven't heard opening statements yet."
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

==========

"Well, he's white and he's male."

"Sustained! The electric chair for you!"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (ophxM)

191 I meant geez. Damn auto cucumber.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (P46kN)

192 The underlying theme of Seinfeld

I never "got" Seinfeld (or most New York series), but I enjoyed it because I thought the three actors around Jerry did fantastic work. I'm sure that means I liked the writing, too.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (Z1eux)

193 Nope. Didn't happen. WWI was a prime example of the hubris of management.
Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (Okukq)

Nothing about WWI makes sense when you view it through the lens of accepted historical evaluation. "It was just inevitable!" is the position of most historians. It's only when you understand it was just the first stage in eliminating Western Civilization as part of debt slavery do you understand the whole pointlessness of that terrible waste of men.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (m79Dg)

194 SHOW ME THE MONET!!

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (a2xio)

195 189 http://bit.ly/30ltGv9
*******
Clinton Challenged On Denial Of Epstein Flights and Knowledge Of Crimes JONATHAN TURLEY
Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (BqBId)

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Imagine a world where a former US president ended up in exile to avoid criminal charges.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (ophxM)

196 173 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd
Posted by: Grimaldi at July 09, 2019 10:08 AM (S48ez)

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I've read teenybopper girls break up more manly than those cucks.

Geez, grow a pair already and vote Dem, you pathetic excuses of male DNA.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (RU4sa)

197 126
Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...



Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)



You better ditch your phone before the bailiff sees it.

Posted by: BignJames at July 09, 2019 09:59 AM (ykq7q)

OR maybe that will get you out of jury duty. Bingo!My wife just got a letter for jury duty. Years back when my daughter was a toddler she got called but they let her off because she had a young child. She didn't even ask, it was the form or something and they saw it and said don't come. My son is just a little guy now yet but this time they won't let her go for that. They don't let you off for too much any more, it's become very hard to be released from jury duty now. (We're in NYS)
In the old days you could get out of jury service much easier, for stuff like having young children or if your boss stated you were vital at work. Stuff like that.
And then if not you could always say something crazy when you got there, like you think we should go back to hanging people or something, or you could act all crazy racist like if the defendant was black you could say you don't like black people, (or insert defendant's race/creed/religion here) etc. That would get you off the jury pretty quick.But they are wise to all that now and of course and I'm told the court is not amused if you try that stuff nowadays.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (iAwUQ)

198 Got an algae problem, folks. 'Fraid that's gonna cost ya.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (RD7QR)

199 Heck, the US has lost 2 nuclear submarines.

NOT because of the reactors. And neither the Thresher nor the Scorpion have leaked at all.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (Boy/L)

200 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 09:36 AM (ophxM)

Oh good! Another thread-jacking by the grifter who uses Ace's franchise to tout his own stuff!

Posted by: Grift Patrol at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (NAbCm)

201 Good morning Hrothgar! Are you at your Eastern place or your Western place these days?

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (aXucN)

202 Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (ophxM)
*******
Turley called it the Loretta Express instead of Lolita Express ! hahahaha

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (BqBId)

203 Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...
Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN)

Well, call your first witness and get on with it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (KUaJL)

204 I think First Contact is really good.

I enjoyed it but it sure made hash of the canon. Just a couple of twists would have made it better rather then being an alternate universe ST like the reboots.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (MDdQR)

205 91 George was not a nice or admirable person. He was an angry, scheming, weak person who intentionally poisoned his former boss, accidentally poisoned and killed his fiance, and routinely engaged in lying, cheating and stealing. I think he was a Democrat. NTTAWWT."

There's a great interview you can find online with Jason Alexander, where he talks about how he figured out how to play George. He said the first 8 or 9 episodes, he couldn't figure out who the character was supposed to be, the role didn't make any sense to him. So he was working on this with Larry David (who mainly wrote George's parts) and he was saying "Look at this part right here! George reacts to this thing in a completely insane way! No one would ever react like that!" And Larry David said "what do you mean? That exact thing happened to me 2 years ago, that's exactly what I did."

And that's when the light bulb went off in Jason Alexander's head, "Ah, George is just a little bit nicer version of Larry David!" And he decided to get to know Larry David as well as he could, and to copy his thinking, and that was how he created George.

"George, does EVERYONE have to like you?" "YES! YES! EVERYONE HAS TO LIKE ME!!! and I don't care what I have to do to them to make that happen!!!!"

now if George were powerful, he'd be a monster, but he's weak, and he's also a coward, which makes all of his nastiness and faux bravado hilarious.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (Kpl3J)

206 Posted by: Grift Patrol at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (NAbCm)


Piss off, Joe.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (MDdQR)

207 Hang in there, Donna. Try to stay positive (easy for me to say, I know). I've got a kid going through the same thing. I'll add you to my "employment" prayer list.

Posted by: bluebell at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (aXucN)

208 If all self identified elites (self identified being key) were brought together, piled up and set on fire, what would the negative impacts on society be?


And no I'm not advocating that.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (JgA4k)

209 Well, call your first witness and get on with it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (KUaJL)

/THREAD! LOL

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (iAwUQ)

210 I never "got" Seinfeld (or most New York series),
but I enjoyed it because I thought the three actors around Jerry did
fantastic work. I'm sure that means I liked the writing, too.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (Z1eux)


I'm probably in the minority, in that I liked the first few seasons, maybe 1-4, and pretty much hated it after that. I think the characters became caricatures, being placed in more and more absurd situations.


Early on, there was a reality to it, even if slightly exaggerated in several ways. Kramer was an odd neighbor, and did not generally factor into the main story line. George was annoying and angry, but he had some dignity about him. Elaine was fairly normal.

Then they just all cranked it up to 11, and it got boring as hell to me.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (a2xio)

211 Those Thresher swans were vicious bastards. When I was stationed in Groton we used to watch them as cute tiny babies swimming around until some point where they started fighting and killing each other.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (xfb67)

212
People run down the leadership on both sides for their tactics but lacking breakthrough technology such as the tank they had limited choices.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (OG7NC)

They had an obvious choice - but being the egotistical pricks they were they refused to take it.

Sit back. Defend. Let the other dumb asses wear themselves out in futile assaults.

Nope. Didn't happen. WWI was a prime example of the hubris of management.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:06 AM (Okukq)






In the abstract, that's correct, tactically speaking. But that would mean letting the Germans get comfortable on French soil. In effect, ceding most of France to the sausage-suckers. Strategically and politically, they had a sacred duty to resist, to throw the Germans off French soil. Otherwise, the French nation would have no moral cause to exist.

It was a tough and pitiless choice that faced the Frogs, and I'm somewhat sympathetic to their situation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (veoSD)

213 Ross Perot & his sucking sound dead

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:16 AM (BqBId)

214 Dallas Morning News: Ross Perot, self-made billionaire, patriot and philanthropist, dies at 89

Posted by: Tami at July 09, 2019 10:16 AM (cF8AT)

215 Ross Perot dead at 89, per the Dallas Morning News.

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (BqBId)

216 155 None of the four NextGen movies are very good. The best one has got to be First Contact tho, but only because the Borg are an awesome enemy. The Borg Queen was a terrible idea though.

For me, the best ST movies is Wrath of Khan, but my favorite is Undiscovered Country.
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:04 AM (OyyDO)

The best Star Trek movie is Galaxy Quest, and it's not close.
Posted by: That doctor in the one episode at July 09, 2019 10:05 AM (KUaJL)

Absolutely right. Don't know what I was thinking.

"Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!"

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (OyyDO)

217 Raise your hand if you think the Borg Queen was having Electrodildonic Sex with the whole Collective . . .

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (imDUY)

218 Show time! Later dudes.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (P46kN)

219 Social justice and our modern sensibilities demand that we add some people of color to the painting. Maybe some happy little trees as well.

Posted by: Panchito Pistoles at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (QTH8y)

220 @212
Exactly.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (OG7NC)

221 Posted by: Tami at July 09, 2019 10:16 AM (cF8AT)
******
Patriot my ass, he was up to his bad haircut in Govt. Largess

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (BqBId)

222 Oh good! Another thread-jacking by the grifter who uses Ace's franchise to tout his own stuff!
Posted by: Grift Patrol at July 09, 2019 10:13 AM (NAbCm)


I hear that the FBI is looking for a few good men. Go investigate non-crimes somewhere else.

Posted by: DR.WTF at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (aS1PU)

223 And at the end of the day, it doesn't actually matter what Never Trumpers do. We're a hashtag, not a voting block. What matters is what Democrats do after they take a good, long look in the mirror and contemplate all of the apocalyptic things the've said about Trump over the last three years.

And then decide whether or not they meant them.

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Introspection isn't a thing at the Cuckshed, is it?

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (RU4sa)

224 H. Ross Perot is mort at 89.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ATv6t)

225 145 I just received notice (again) that I didn't get a job I interviewed for. I've lost track of how many times I've interviewed, thought it went well and didn't get the job. I want to know what the hell I'm doing wrong. I'm so depressed these days. I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&V. at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (d6Ksn)

Been there many many times. The infuriating thing is you may have done absolutely nothing wrong at all - they just happened to like someone else for whatever reason, or no reason. Or they already had someone picked out and were running the process only because they had to.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (NWiLs)

226 212
In the abstract, that's correct, tactically speaking. But that would mean letting the Germans get comfortable on French soil. In effect, ceding most of France to the sausage-suckers. Strategically and politically, they had a sacred duty to resist, to throw the Germans off French soil. Otherwise, the French nation would have no moral cause to exist.

It was a tough and pitiless choice that faced the Frogs, and I'm somewhat sympathetic to their situation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (veoSD)

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How did it descend to trench warfare?

I'm reading Ron Chernow's biography of Grant right now, and what's interesting to me is Grant's restlessness. He had to find ways to move, to attack.

And then I think of Stonewall Jackson who would march his troops dozens of miles in large flanking maneuvers under Lee.

Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ophxM)

227 now if George were powerful, he'd be a monster, but he's weak, and he's also a coward, which makes all of his nastiness and faux bravado hilarious.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:15 AM (Kpl3J)


Yeah, never watched much Seinfeld. And what I did watch, didn't entertain me. Sorry, not sorry.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (Zz0t1)

228 When I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew, including a young and fetching Edy Williams, they wore a lot less than the beach bunnies in this painting, if you get my drift, so to speak.

Posted by: Zombie Gardner Mckay at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (4uXqI)

229 "Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!"
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (OyyDO)


Bu Grabthar's Hammer.... what. a. savings.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (KUaJL)

230 We are going to be in a world of shit if we can't maintain our logistics chains at a distance.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:09 AM (Boy/L)


Our fixation on "super weapons" is going to bite our ass. Because of logistics, as you point out, and also ability to replace losses.

Silver Lining - when it becomes obvious in a trial by fire that we can't really sustain a "Global Force For Good", maybe the War Cocks will finally go limp.

Maybe.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (Okukq)

231 133 122>>>

Or, alternately, that Larry David is a horrible person who spent his life associating with other horrible people.
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Or, we are all horrible people who lack self awareness of our horribleness.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (2LelM)

232 H. Ross Perot is mort at 89.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ATv6t)


Seriously?

I voted for him.....It was the first vote I ever cast.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (Zz0t1)

233 229 "Let's get out of here before one of those things kills Guy!"
Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:17 AM (OyyDO)


Bu Grabthar's Hammer.... what. a. savings.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (KUaJL)

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When he says that over the dying alien near the end, I'm surprisingly moved.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (ophxM)

234 Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 09, 2019 10:11 AM (BqBId)



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Imagine a world where a former US president ended up in exile to avoid criminal charges.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (ophxM)


Some people in his position choose suicide.

Just saying...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)

235 Imagine a world where a former US president ended up in exile to avoid criminal charges.
...


No, I want to live it.

Especially if he takes HER with him.

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (MAstk)

236 Ooh I love you Monet, Monet, Monet.....

Posted by: Tommy James , and the Shondells at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a4EWo)

237 I voted for him.....It was the first vote I ever cast.


So, you're to blame!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (MDdQR)

238 234
Imagine a world where a former US president ended up in exile to avoid criminal charges.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (ophxM)


Some people in his position choose suicide.

Just saying...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)

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Those people need some sense of shame.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (ophxM)

239 p.s. - Sniper is in the rigging...
Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 09:33 AM

Now you tell me...
Posted by: Zombie Admiral Nelson at July 09, 2019 09:35 AM (dkvcO)

I love this place.
Posted by: DR.WTF at July 09, 2019 10:10 AM


Well, we are a Smart Military Blog (TM) after all...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (ejd/p)

240 I still don't get the Tahiti/All-girl crew reference.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (WDs/x)

241 237 I voted for him.....It was the first vote I ever cast.


So, you're to blame!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (MDdQR)

==========

"Kill the Perot voter!"
-Bill Kristol, Evan McMuffin voter

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (ophxM)

242 120
Hey everyone . Just sitting here in the jury room. Drinking coffee eating a donut. Waiting...

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 09, 2019 09:58 AM (P46kN

When I got called for federal jury duty in Columbia we were not allowed to bring any kind of food anywhere in the courthouse.

Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (mpXpK)

243 Or, alternately, that Larry David is a horrible person who spent his life associating with other horrible people.
-------------------------
Or, we are all horrible people who lack self awareness of our horribleness.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (2LelM)

Sort of, we don't know what we don't know, do we?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (m79Dg)

244 89 Bloomberg) -- The 14 sailors who died during a fire last week on a nuclear-powered Russian military submarine prevented a "planetary catastrophe," a top naval officer said at their funeral, according to media reports.

Captain Sergei Pavlov, an aide to the commander of Russia's navy, praised the heroism of the men, who died as they battled to stop the fire from spreading in the submersible.

"With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe," he said at the funeral Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news service.

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I knew it. Godzilla.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

Black hole-powered sub. Don Lemon warned them but did they listen? Noooooo....

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (RD7QR)

245 H. Ross Perot is mort at 89.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ATv6t)


I didn't realize he was still alive. I thought he was dead.

I guess I'm right. Now.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (a2xio)

246 When I sailed to Tahiti with an all-girl crew, including a young and fetching Edy Williams, they wore a lot less than the beach bunnies in this painting, if you get my drift, so to speak.
Posted by: Zombie Gardner Mckay at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (4uXqI)

"Dear Penthouse..."

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (U7voe)

247 Some people in his position choose suicide.

Just saying...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)

But he is not German is he?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (3gwtv)

248 Or, we are all horrible people who lack self awareness of our horribleness.
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (2LelM)

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Some of us are very much aware of our horribleness.

Christianity has a way of doing that.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (RU4sa)

249 Some people in his position choose suicide.
Just saying...
Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)

Billy boy certainly should - but supreme narcissists are congenitally incapable of that. They can never bring themselves to destroy the only thing they ever really loved.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (Kpl3J)

250 I didn't realize he was still alive. I thought he was dead.

I guess I'm right. Now.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (a2xio)

I would have bet he was dead also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (3gwtv)

251 Geez, Galaxy Quest is twenty years old.

Then again, when someone says 30 years ago, I think 1970's.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (ATv6t)

252 Can I Finish? Can I finish? Can I fi

Posted by: Ross Perot at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (gC2IV)

253 251 Geez, Galaxy Quest is twenty years old.

Then again, when someone says 30 years ago, I think 1970's.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (ATv6t)

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We are now further from the first episode of That 70s Show than the series was from the 70s.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (ophxM)

254 We've lost a great East Texas Twang with Perot's passing. Wonderful chart flipper too.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (q1Pj5)

255
Some of us are very much aware of our horribleness.

Christianity has a way of doing that.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (RU4sa)

Thank God for Confession.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (p997d)

256 Any mechanics here?
My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank. I think maybe an inch chopped off, by looks of things. I can't get it out. I know it ain't good but how bad is it?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (nd1QQ)

257 H. Ross Perot is mort at 89.

Once granted immunity, that's who Jeffrey Eptstein will give up.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (NAs56)

258 243>>>

Absence of evidence/Evidence of absence.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (WDs/x)

259 We are now further from the first episode of That 70s Show than the series was from the 70s.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (ophxM)



"That 90s show" doesn't have the same ring

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (KUaJL)

260 "With their lives, they saved the lives of their colleagues, saved the vessel and prevented a planetary catastrophe," he said at the funeral Sunday attended by the navy chief according to the Fontanka news service.

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If true, then they are heroes.

If not, who did they piss off??

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (RU4sa)

261 The first war degenerated into trench warfare because in a field raked by thousands of water cooled machine guns survivability above ground was zero.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (OG7NC)

262 WW I was the perfect storm of old school tactics and new school technology.

The machine gun primarily helped make WW I the horrible war it was . Especially when they figured out the best position to lay down fire.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (B1ik8)

263 What was really bad was that there was no restaurant or food court anywhere near the courthouse. You had to drive across town for lunch. So we elected to go without lunch an get our early.

Posted by: Vic at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (mpXpK)

264 Imagine a world where a former US president ended up in exile to avoid criminal charges.



Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:12 AM (ophxM)





Some people in his position choose suicide.



Just saying...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)



=========



Those people need some sense of shame.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (ophxM)


Not always. Some people suicide as an act of violence against others, perpetrated on themselves. Sort of like "if I can't have my way, I'll make a mess for the rest of y'all to clean up."

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (a2xio)

265
So, you're to blame!
Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (MDdQR)


I'll take that distinction with honor. I did my best to buck the deep state and install a business man. Trump is the beneficiary of my efforts.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (Zz0t1)

266 Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more.

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Dude, they're just not that into you.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (+y/Ru)

267 Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (OG7NC)

Horde group mentality again for the win.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (B1ik8)

268 Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ophxM)

There was a race to the sea.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (p997d)

269 My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank.


Is this a euphemism?

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (MDdQR)

270 I don't think a piece of a straw could do much in a gas tank unless it happens to completely block off flow.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (xfb67)

271 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. You guys been busy this morning.
I like Monet.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (axyOa)

272 Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

They quite literally ran out of room. Troop densities and contemporary logistics reached a point where they could not sustain any more men per linear mile ... and the densities sustained could not dislodge the defenders given the current technology.

But sacred honor demanded the generals order the men to go over the top and die anyway. That's quite literally the defense of WWI generalship.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:25 AM (Okukq)

273 Well I've read there's baffles so I'm thinking the straw can't go much further and is trapped in the feed tube. Where presumably it will melt?

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (nd1QQ)

274 256 Any mechanics here?
My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank. I think maybe an inch chopped off, by looks of things. I can't get it out. I know it ain't good but how bad is it?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (nd1QQ)

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https://tinyurl.com/y4dg8eke

BTW, how did your toddler get the gas tank opened?

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (RU4sa)

275 261 The first war degenerated into trench warfare because in a field raked by thousands of water cooled machine guns survivability above ground was zero.
Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 09, 2019 10:23 AM (OG7NC)
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And yet, "Over the Top" was accepted practice and repeated over and over, because, "this time, it would be different."

Hmmmm....

Posted by: blake - my preferred pronoun is: Pronoun! at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (qC1Sy)

276 240 I still don't get the Tahiti/All-girl crew reference.
Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:20 AM (WDs/x)


https://preview.tinyurl.com/y2gg2vwm

Posted by: rickl at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (xjiRE)

277 Gilbert Perreault is dead?

Posted by: hanging out at the Aud at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (sZRzw)

278 Kevin Spaceys accuser in a sexual assault case out of Nantucket pleaded the Fifth Amendment after he testified before a judge

Any bets on what that cost? Under/Over 1/2 million?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (3gwtv)

279 Was there no compulsion in the French [ ] command for movement?

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Of course there was. That's why so many died to achieve the one great breakthrough that would allow for it!

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (5NMZN)

280 Gilbert Perreault is dead?


He will be missed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (MDdQR)

281 Some people in his position choose suicide.



Just saying...

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:19 AM (a2xio)



But he is not German is he?





Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:21 AM (3gwtv)


He could be. Isn't there some question as to who his daddy is?

Maybe I got that wrong, but he sure does seem the type.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (a2xio)

282 Gasoline may dissolve it, I don't know for sure.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (xfb67)

283 I don't think that Kramer was a horrible person. He marched to his own drummer, and often tried, but failed, to help others: for instance, he invited smokers that had been kicked out of restaurants to hang out at his place, but then suffered skin failure as a result, he gave some leftovers to a homeless guy, who then stole his Tupperware, etc. Kramer liked to help the humans, but no good deed goes unpunished.

Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (7HtZB)

284 271 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. You guys been busy this morning.
I like Monet.
Goes looking for coffee.


What, no shower?

Posted by: dantesed at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (88xKn)

285 I'm reading Ron Chernow's biography of Grant right now, and what's interesting to me is Grant's restlessness. He had to find ways to move, to attack.

When you look at the legendary geniuses of military history - start with Sun Tzu in the East, who's concurrent with Alexander the Great, and then Julius Caeser, on to Genghis Khan, and Frederick the Great, and Napoleon - you will find that constant movement and maneuver was always their hallmark. Always keep the enemy guessing, always feint, always use misdirection. Getting bogged down in seige warfare, or trench warfare, is one of the most terrible things one can ever to to your own army.

Now even Grant did end up getting bogged down in a siege, around Petersburg and Richmond, but Lee left Grant no choice, and Lee trapped himself and guaranteed the loss of the war with that decision.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (Kpl3J)

286 Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 10:24 AM (axyOa)


*******

Well look who finally decided to show up. Jerry Seinfeld!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (mvenn)

287 173 Over at The Cuckshed, there's a long article about how Nevertrumpers and Democrats are having a falling out, but it doesn't have to be that way, because Nevertrumpers really want to help the Dems win, and they just need to communicate more. It's amusing and pitiful at the same time. https://tinyurl.com/y34mewyd

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I put in www.thecuckshed.com just now, and it still goes over to The Bulwark.

I never cease to get a chuckle over that.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (iuFgi)

288 BTW, how did your toddler get the gas tank opened?

***

I was putting in gas treatment, walked away to throw out the bottle

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (nd1QQ)

289 Top of the muffin TO YOU!

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (MDdQR)

290
How did it descend to trench warfare?

I'm reading Ron Chernow's biography of Grant right now, and what's interesting to me is Grant's restlessness. He had to find ways to move, to attack.

And then I think of Stonewall Jackson who would march his troops dozens of miles in large flanking maneuvers under Lee.

Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ophxM)








In fact, that kind of maneuver warfare was attempted, in the Race to the Sea after The Marne. Both sides tried to go around the others' northern flank until they hit the North Sea coast. But the armies weren't physically capable of moving fast enough to achieve the turned flank that they envisioned.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (veoSD)

291 RIP Ross Perot

I regret voting for Pappy Bush instead of Ross in 1992.

Posted by: Reggie1971 at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (4mwUE)

292 Clinton Challenged On Denial Of Epstein Flights and Knowledge Of Crimes

Why the own-goal, Bill? Seems very fishy.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (lK7fO)

293 272 Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

They quite literally ran out of room. Troop densities and contemporary logistics reached a point where they could not sustain any more men per linear mile ... and the densities sustained could not dislodge the defenders given the current technology.

But sacred honor demanded the generals order the men to go over the top and die anyway. That's quite literally the defense of WWI generalship.
Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:25 AM (Okukq)

========

I was always curious about why WWI was considered the worst of wars. There were the movies that made the case, but I knew that was, at best, a slanted view of the conflict.

I ended up picking up a book about the major national banks through the Great War. The author was a pure-Keynesian and lauded the bankers for dumping the gold standard and taking on fiat money in order to fund the conflict.

I didn't buy his take. Instead, I saw how the gold standard acted as a check on government's worst impulses and that by dumping it, fiat money, instead, allowed government to run well beyond any sort of constitutional or even moral bounds.

I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

294 Any mechanics here?
My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank. I think maybe an inch chopped off, by looks of things. I can't get it out. I know it ain't good but how bad is it?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (nd1QQ)


No worries. There is a "sock" filter at the bottom of the fuel pump. The plastic will likely get sucked toward it, but will just sit there. Maybe, the gas will dissolve it over time, but it shouldn't harm anything.

Whippin the kids ass, on the other hand.....

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (Zz0t1)

295 Steyer is running.

YAS

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (MAstk)

296 Painting today is technically good, but it still seems out of focus to me. I like my paintings sharp and detailed, if possible.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (bcbK8)

297 Gilbert Perreault is dead?




---------------------------
He will be missed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (MDdQR)


The guy who drove around in a camper and had two different families?

Yeah, I guess he will be.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:29 AM (a2xio)

298 "He's guilty, yer Honor."

"Ma'am, we haven't heard opening statements yet."


F'real.

I sat on a jury for a case of some kid arrested after a football game for some disturbance.

As soon as we got in the deliberation room, we hadn't even all sat down, when the lardly lady who, during the trial, seemed never to have been paying attention, swiftly burst out with, "We all know he's guilty! Let's go home."

Eleven others did our best to ignore her, and actually and sincerely deliberate like we would have others deliberate were we on trial. Lardly went along with whatever others wanted - a model citizen jurist.

Imagine being on a jury of eleven Lardlys!

BTW, folks, if you're called upon to sit in judgment on your fellow citizen, watch out for that multiple-charges trick. Charged with disturbing the peace plus resisting arrest. Juries (like ours) will split the charges (which in hindsight I regretted), and that's how the prosecution wins at least something. Just like they were trying to get Trump on "obstruction" when there was nothing to obstruct.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for classic doodle at July 09, 2019 10:29 AM (aMV0K)

299 225
145 I just received notice (again) that I didn't get a job I interviewed
for. I've lost track of how many times I've interviewed, thought it
went well and didn't get the job. I want to know what the hell I'm doing
wrong. I'm so depressed these days. I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a
crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless.

Posted by: DonnaV. at July 09, 2019 10:03 AM (d6Ksn)


A. You are not worthless.
B. Use this vibe to your advantage. How, you might ask? Like this: The best interview you ever have will be for a job you don't care if you get or not. So embrace that point of view. Even if you really want that job badly. You will interview much better. Sounds counter-intuitive, and it is, but it's true.
You'll never be so nervous or wound up as when you are interviewing for a job you desperately need or want.

Flip that around. You'll never be so relaxed and confident at an interview as you will be when you think you probably won't get the job, or don't really care if you get it or not. So take that attitude with you next time.

"I'm probably not going to get this job. But what good practice it will be for next time." Be professional but relax, have fun. Be totally honest with the interviewer. Be yourself. Keep that mental angle: What have you got to lose? They'll either hire you or say no. It's not a firing squad. There'll be other good job opps.

Trust me, this works.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 10:29 AM (iAwUQ)

300 I ended up picking up a book about the major national banks through the Great War. The author was a pure-Keynesian and lauded the bankers for dumping the gold standard and taking on fiat money in order to fund the conflict.

I didn't buy his take. Instead, I saw how the gold standard acted as a check on government's worst impulses and that by dumping it, fiat money, instead, allowed government to run well beyond any sort of constitutional or even moral bounds.

I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

"I love gooooold..."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:30 AM (bcbK8)

301 My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank. I think maybe an inch chopped off, by looks of things. I can't get it out. I know it ain't good but how bad is it?


********

There's a good chance it will prevent sea turtles in your carburetor.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 10:30 AM (mvenn)

302 Well look who finally decided to show up. Jerry Seinfeld!
Posted by: Muldoon

****

Gimme a break.
I was up late watching a special on Apollo 11.

**yawns**

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (axyOa)

303 Painting today is technically good, but it still seems out of focus to me. I like my paintings sharp and detailed, if possible.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (bcbK


I know some people are anti-Monet, and this seems to be one of the main reasons.


I love his work, just don't often think much of his subject matter. This one I would love to see in person. His brush strokes are magnificent.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (a2xio)

304 Now even Grant did end up getting bogged down in a siege...

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Meanwhile Sherman was marching through those southern states destroying the Confederacy. That was part of the genius of Grant.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (5NMZN)

305 I'll be 60 soon and I'm working a
crappy PT retail job. I feel utterly worthless

***

Have you looked at the rat race rebellion site? Lots of work@home contract jerbs

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (nd1QQ)

306 I didn't buy his take. Instead, I saw how the gold standard acted as a check on government's worst impulses and that by dumping it, fiat money, instead, allowed government to run well beyond any sort of constitutional or even moral bounds.

I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

I wholly agree. Fiat money is the root of most of our economic ills. It's a scam used to run up debts and devalue them with incessant inflation. Gold backed money may fluctuate in value with metal prices, but you have to be responsible with it because you can't just make more.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (J+mig)

307 Elect me president and I'll impeach Trump!

Posted by: Tom Steyer at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (gC2IV)

308 How did it descend to trench warfare?

I'm reading Ron Chernow's biography of Grant right now, and what's interesting to me is Grant's restlessness. He had to find ways to move, to attack.

And then I think of Stonewall Jackson who would march his troops dozens of miles in large flanking maneuvers under Lee.

Was there no compulsion in the French of German command for movement?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:18 AM (ophxM)

And why didn't the fighting in the Eastern Front also descend into trench warfare?

Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (7HtZB)

309 Kevin Spaceys accuser in a sexual assault case out of Nantucket pleaded the Fifth Amendment after he testified before a judge

Any bets on what that cost? Under/Over 1/2 million?
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:26 AM (3gwtv)

I'm not defending Spacey but IIRC all of his accusers are gay themselves and that world has different rules they set for themselves. Degenerate rules. I always thought his accusers were after money.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (B1ik8)

310 283 I don't think that Kramer was a horrible person. He marched to his own drummer, and often tried, but failed, to help others: for instance, he invited smokers that had been kicked out of restaurants to hang out at his place, but then suffered skin failure as a result, he gave some leftovers to a homeless guy, who then stole his Tupperware, etc. Kramer liked to help the humans, but no good deed goes unpunished.
Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:27 AM (7HtZB)

I'll grant that the ways in which Kramer were bad are less obvious than the rest of them, but he's still bad.

He's a terrible neighbor with no respect for privacy. He routinely acts in reckless and dangerous ways to those around him and his primary source of income appears to be payouts from nuisance lawsuits. He's also completely hedonistic and completely lacking in any self restraint or long term goals.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (KUaJL)

311 RIP to the man who is most responsible for the misguided Presidency of Billy Jeff Clinton.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 09, 2019 10:33 AM (flINI)

312 I know it ain't good but how bad is it?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (nd1QQ)

Probably not too bad. Unless the gas tank explodes. If so, then I was wrong, sorry.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:33 AM (Kpl3J)

313 Why are the male scientists on here?-Is Jay Guevera one? This woman may love science sexually-at any rate she won the Miss Virginia Pageant and is a biochemist whose talent for the competition was doing a science experiment onstage . Scroll down for a better picture. She's cute:

https://tinyurl.com/y3q4fd8k

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 09, 2019 10:33 AM (+0VWg)

314 311 RIP to the man who is most responsible for the misguided Presidency of Billy Jeff Clinton.
Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 09, 2019 10:33 AM (flINI)

==========

George HW Bush died a while ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:33 AM (ophxM)

315 My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw

Was that a plastic straw? His name and registration, please...

Posted by: Seattle Police Dept. at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (CE5C/)

316 And why didn't the fighting in the Eastern Front also descend into trench warfare?
Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (7HtZB)

There's a lot less space between Switzerland and the English Channel than there is between the Baltic and the Black Sea, and the populations were (I think) much more concentrated.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (U7voe)

317 I can imagine the lamps, ashtrays, and empty vodka bottles being thrown at Billy Jeff right now.

Posted by: Cheri at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (oiNtH)

318 My toddler stuck a piece of McDonald's straw in my gas tank. I think maybe an inch chopped off, by looks of things. I can't get it out. I know it ain't good but how bad is it?

________

Your Gas Tank Dolphins may very well die

Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (flINI)

319 I was always curious about why WWI was considered the worst of wars. There were the movies that made the case, but I knew that was, at best, a slanted view of the conflict.

I ended up picking up a book about the major national banks through the Great War. The author was a pure-Keynesian and lauded the bankers for dumping the gold standard and taking on fiat money in order to fund the conflict.

I didn't buy his take. Instead, I saw how the gold standard acted as a check on government's worst impulses and that by dumping it, fiat money, instead, allowed government to run well beyond any sort of constitutional or even moral bounds.

I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

WW1 was terribly ugly. Many pointless deaths in a war that also appears to be fairly pointless. The means of death and living conditions were ugly. Chemical warfare and living in soaked trenches. Prior to this point many wars involved a charge and a rout, not an endless grinding death.

Posted by: Someguy at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (p997d)

320 I know it ain't good but how bad is it?
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:22 AM (


****

Don't drive in Seattle. You could get busted for smuggling straws into the city.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (axyOa)

321 Ok so maybe a chemist needs to chime in lol

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (nd1QQ)

322 He's a terrible neighbor with no respect for privacy. He routinely acts in reckless and dangerous ways to those around him and his primary source of income appears to be payouts from nuisance lawsuits. He's also completely hedonistic and completely lacking in any self restraint or long term goals.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (KUaJL)

He's also every hipster doofus douchebag you've ever met. The Mansierre?

But perhaps my favorite episode of all ends with one simple line from Kramer - "Hole in One!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (Kpl3J)

323 **yawns**
Posted by: Diogenes


******



see @ comment 122

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (mvenn)

324 I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

Ahem!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (AZxMX)

325 No worries. There is a "sock" filter at the bottom of the fuel pump. The plastic will likely get sucked toward it, but will just sit there. Maybe, the gas will dissolve it over time, but it shouldn't harm anything.

Whippin the kids ass, on the other hand.....
Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (Zz0t1)

Absolutely. Beat your kid until he's terrified of cars, gas tanks, straws, McDonalds and, most importantly, of you. You should have him so scared he wets himself in fear every time you so much as look in his direction.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (NWiLs)

326 324
An FDR link was supposed to appear there!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:36 AM (AZxMX)

327 And why didn't the fighting in the Eastern Front also descend into trench warfare?
Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (7HtZB)


Because it was bigger. Neither side could muster the density required for a deadlock. It stayed fluid only because a relative lack of men gave the needed room to move.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:36 AM (Okukq)

328 Meanwhile Sherman was marching through those southern states destroying the Confederacy. That was part of the genius of Grant.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:31 AM (5NMZN)

Sherman's March was the beginning of modern warfare.
while you can win a war by killing large numbers of troops, the most effective means is to obliterate their supply lines, from the point of production all the way to the front.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 09, 2019 10:36 AM (J+mig)

329 I can imagine the lamps, ashtrays, and empty vodka bottles being thrown at Billy Jeff right now.

Posted by: Cheri at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (oiNtH)


Only if Hillory discovers he had sex with some of the same girls she did.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:36 AM (a2xio)

330 He's a terrible neighbor with no respect for privacy. He routinely acts in reckless and dangerous ways to those around him and his primary source of income appears to be payouts from nuisance lawsuits. He's also completely hedonistic and completely lacking in any self restraint or long term goals.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:32 AM (KUaJL)

Hey, buddy! Being hedonistic, completely lacking in any self restraint or long term goals are the gold-standard for kids today. I was just ahead of my time.--Cosmo Kramer.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 10:37 AM (m79Dg)

331 I'm a bit amused that TheJamesMadison has picked up a troll fan defending the A♠ purity of one's nic line. Who knew there were such customs to violate?

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm not saying click here for classic doodle- that would be grifty at July 09, 2019 10:37 AM (aMV0K)

332 I can imagine the lamps, ashtrays, and empty vodka bottles being thrown at Billy Jeff right now.

Only if he's caused people to take a closer look at the Foundation's finances.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:38 AM (CE5C/)

333 This painting seems to be early Monet, possibly a transition piece. There's elements of the Barbizons in the lighting but you can already see the beginnings of his signature style in the water and sand and color usage. There's also a heavy Manet influence in the figures, especially the standing man in gray.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:38 AM (OyyDO)

334 the university of Tu-umlaut-bingen ooked at skull injuries on a Romanian caveman (cro magnon I think) 31000 BC.

they conclude he was hit with a club. Oog bash Thag!

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 10:38 AM (3aB9K)

335 Some of us are very much aware of our horribleness.

Christianity has a way of doing that.

Posted by: SMH
-------------
Psalm 32:5

I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin.
----
Jeremiah 31:34

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Posted by: David at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (U2TY5)

336 Seth Rich conspiracy created by Russian trolls. In the words of Private Pyle, Surprise Surprise!

Posted by: Milkshake Pitcher at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (UHFz4)

337 Sherman's March was the beginning of modern warfare.

while you can win a war by killing large numbers of troops, the most
effective means is to obliterate their supply lines, from the point of
production all the way to the front.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 09, 2019 10:36 AM (J+mig)

Which also creates the added dimension of suffering and shortage for the civilian population behind the lines. An ugly but effective feature of Total War.

Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (iAwUQ)

338 Schumer giving a speech in the senate now calling for Acosta to resign. He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein. Schumer is taking dead aim at his own foot. They can't help themselves.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (gC2IV)

339 I can imagine the lamps, ashtrays, and empty vodka bottles being thrown at Billy Jeff right now.

Posted by: Cheri at July 09, 2019 10:34 AM (oiNtH)

She's probably having Huma do it. She hasn't looked healthy enough to scream and throw things for a while.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (U7voe)

340 Kramer was the example if the good intentioned guy who creates big problems through short sightedness and monomania - he's kind of an SJW/ libertarian

Posted by: VMom's phone at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (NACkC)

341 Yeah, Kramer isn't nearly as destructive as the rest, though he is in the end also a selfish, egocentric person. But he has charitable impulses. He fights off a bus hijacker to save a woman's pinky toe, after all.

Jerry realizes he's selfish and amoral and doesn't care because he's successful. Elaine thinks she's charitable, but might actually be the worst of the whole bunch. And, well, George is a tragic figure of towering comedy.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (oZ6kz)

342 I'm very tempted to go off onto long digressions about how WWI degenerated into trench warfare AND about the generalship of US Grant.

The casualties of the early part of the war, when there was some movement, were staggering. Tens of thousands, hundreds of thousand lost in single battles. Most of them French, because the French generals sucked ass. (they didn't even have shovels for their infantry) Technology had outstripped 19th century tactics but the Europeans hadn't been paying attention to what we learned and went through during the Civil War. They hunkered down out of a need to get away from machine guns and high explosives. The one army that had a doctrine of maneuver, the German, stood on the defensive while they fought the Russians.

As for Grant, he was a good general but uneven. Sometimes he'd get oddly hands-off, possibly because he didn't know the army and the subordinates well. But hey, even Stonewall Jackson would go into weird funks or fugue states, like during the Seven Days. The fog of war is sometimes in the general's mind.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (bcbK8)

343 This painting seems to be early Monet, possibly a
transition piece. There's elements of the Barbizons in the lighting but
you can already see the beginnings of his signature style in the water
and sand and color usage. There's also a heavy Manet influence in the
figures, especially the standing man in gray.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:38 AM (OyyDO)


I still think one of them should have changed their name.


Rude of them to confuse us casual observers, a hundred years later.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:40 AM (a2xio)

344 Schumer giving a speech in the senate now calling for Acosta to resign. He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein. Schumer is taking dead aim at his own foot. They can't help themselves.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (gC2IV)

I thought i heard him blame PDT for the Linburgh baby also?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (3gwtv)

345 More Donk theology.

Pam Keith
@PamKeithFL
In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

-
Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

346 Reading Paul Sperry's latest at Real Clear Investigations.

Sperry is basically recounting how the Mueller report seems to frame a lot of stuff by the Steele Dossier, uncritically repeats some of it and basically rephrases a good deal of it.

Weismann even goes out of his way to speculate, in a footnote, that a note from Cohen might refer to the pee-pee tapes. So we even get this in the bargain.

Posted by: Axeman at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (DuZls)

347 338 Schumer giving a speech in the senate now calling for Acosta to resign. He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein. Schumer is taking dead aim at his own foot. They can't help themselves.
..


Russia Russia Russia Part 2.

They will do this daily until the entire Epstein saga is over.

Posted by: HA at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (MAstk)

348 319 I was always curious about why WWI was considered the worst of wars. There were the movies that made the case, but I knew that was, at best, a slanted view of the conflict."

I think I can make the case it was the worst of all wars, because of the consequences. It's still common to talk about the many consequences of WW2, but that war itself was just one of the consequences of WW1.

All the problems in the Middle East, which are now building up to maybe even a nuclear confrontation? Thanks to WW1, before then the region had been mostly quiet for 4 centuries.

Communism and all of its byproducts? Thank WW1.

Nazism and all of its byproducts? Thank WW1.

Death of European confidence and European Civilization? Thank WW1.

All of the problems in the Balkans that have been ongoing for 100 years (maybe calming down finally? Who knows?)
Thank WW1.

And that is just a short list off the top of my head.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (Kpl3J)

349 I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

Ahem!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
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Metalists! I'm surrounded by metalists!

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (U2TY5)

350 345 More Donk theology.

Pam Keith
@PamKeithFL
In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

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Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

"Jesus didn't care about the unborn. Probably wanted them executed through vacuum tubes."
-The Christian Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (ophxM)

351 345 Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

The attention of who?

Moloch?

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (sm6Pk)

352 Absolutely. Beat your kid until he's terrified of cars, gas tanks, straws, McDonalds and, most importantly, of you. You should have him so scared he wets himself in fear every time you so much as look in his direction.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (NWiLs)


This is sound advice. Listen to him. He speaks from experience, it seems.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (Zz0t1)

353 Okay . . . so appropriate theme music for this one would be - what? - Randy Newman's 'Sail Away' . . . ?

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (imDUY)

Rio by Curan Duran.

they even filmed the video on a sailing vessel.

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (8D42x)

354 334 the university of Tu-umlaut-bingen ooked at skull injuries on a Romanian caveman (cro magnon I think) 31000 BC.

they conclude he was hit with a club. Oog bash Thag!
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 10:38 AM (3aB9K)

Oooooook! OoooooooooK Ook ook ook!*









*sorry dude, just couldn't resist.

Posted by: University of Tubingen at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (RD7QR)

355 An ugly but effective feature of Total War.
Posted by: Agent Cooper at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (iAwUQ)


Seems to me, if its not worth starving the locals over ... its not worth risking our boys either.

But I'm decidedly "behind-the-times" when it comes to projection of force apparently.

Or maybe, just maybe, all the smart kids in the room are really just too clever by half.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (Okukq)

356 Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

Wait, is she actually making the argument that Jesus is okay with abortion because he didn't specifically denounce it?

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (U7voe)

357 I still think one of them should have changed their name.


Rude of them to confuse us casual observers, a hundred years later.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 09, 2019 10:40 AM (a2xio)

Especially if you pronounce them properly. Oof.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (OyyDO)

358 Metalists! I'm surrounded by metalists!

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

I identify as bi-metalist...

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (5NMZN)

359 Okay . . . so appropriate theme music for this one would be - what? - Randy Newman's 'Sail Away' . . . ?

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 09:45 AM (imDUY)

Rio by CDuran Duran.

they even filmed the video on a sailing vessel.

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (8D42x)

go&*()^(*&^&*%&^#$^%#it

we really need an edit function...

Posted by: SturmToddler at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (8D42x)

360 Pam Keith
@PamKeithFL
In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

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Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)
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How Libs Fail to Test Their Theories: A Quick Demonstration

Not a word about refugees either.


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Posted by: Axeman at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (DuZls)

361 349 I've been a bit of a gold bug ever since.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:28 AM (ophxM)

Ahem!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar
----------

Metalists! I'm surrounded by metalists!
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (U2TY5)

\m/ \m/

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (NWiLs)

362 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

Evidently, she doesn't consider the unborn "people".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (+0VWg)

363 325 Absolutely. Beat your kid until he's terrified of cars, gas tanks, straws, McDonalds and, most importantly, of you. You should have him so scared he wets himself in fear every time you so much as look in his direction.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 10:35 AM (NWiLs)

Make sure he associates McDonalds with why he's going to walk with a severe limp for the rest of his natural life.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (sm6Pk)

364 As for Seinfeld, I never got into the shows. I hated everyone except Kramer, who was hilarious. (yes, he has boundary issues, but he's Neutral, not Evil)

Jerry's habit of tossing away hotties back when I was struggling to get it wet at all filled me with rage and contempt that I didn't get over until my dating days were dead and gone.

Now I find Jerry Seinfeld to be a grumpy old man and I love it.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK8)

365 I had a kid feed a VCR. The picture was lousy.

Posted by: Blue Hen at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (e1q4h)

366 I like the painting, it's very exact, in some way, even though it becomes fuzzy when you zoom in. It's extremely clear from a distance.

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (DCYln)

367 364 Now I find Jerry Seinfeld to be a grumpy old man and I love it.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

Advantage : Varnsen.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (sm6Pk)

368 How Libs Fail to Test Their Theories: A Quick Demonstration

Not a word about refugees either.


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Posted by: Axeman at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (DuZls)

Psh. According to Libs, Jesus was a refugee.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (KUaJL)

369 well, it does suck down here, but at least I wasn't as bad as Huitzilopochtli.

Posted by: Moloch at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (3aB9K)

370 350 345 More Donk theology.

Pam Keith
@PamKeithFL
In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

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Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:41 AM (+y/Ru)

==========

"Jesus didn't care about the unborn. Probably wanted them executed through vacuum tubes."
-The Christian Left
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:42 AM (ophxM)

...

Annunciation aside, Jesus was just a clump of cells until He was born, just like everyone else.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (yL25O)

371 BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

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Failed Donk politician Pam Keith seems to be trying to get attention by saying increasingly ridiculous things.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks
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I would say that it wasn't necessary that Jesus say anything about the unborn:

Jeremiah 1:4-5

4The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (YvUf/)

372 But yes, Kramer is also an immature, irresponsible sex-crazed mooch. You wouldn't want him as a neighbor, but he'd be a fun acquaintance to have.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (oZ6kz)

373 Wait, is she actually making the argument that Jesus is okay with abortion because he didn't specifically denounce it?
Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:43 AM (U7voe)
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Isn't that a Law approach rather on the Law-Spirit spectrum.

Posted by: Axeman at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (DuZls)

374 Jerry's habit of tossing away hotties back when I was struggling to get it wet at all filled me with rage and contempt that I didn't get over until my dating days were dead and gone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

I hear Marissa Tomei has a thing for short, bald, stocky men.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (KUaJL)

375 if its not worth starving the locals over ... its not worth risking our boys either.

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


In much of the pre-total-war period, armies were like locusts passing through the ag regions - In their own territory as well as that of the enemy.

Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (5NMZN)

376 We're arguing about Seinfeld? Slow News day ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (3gwtv)

377 Jeremiah 1:4-5

4The word of the LORD came to me, saying, 5"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart..
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:45 AM (YvUf/)

This!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (AZxMX)

378 In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN


"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish."

Try again.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

379 Schumer giving a speech in the senate now calling for Acosta to resign. He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein. Schumer is taking dead aim at his own foot. They can't help themselves.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (gC2IV)

Why would any sentient being pay attention to that amoral piece of trash (Schumer)?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (JgA4k)

380 Jesus didn't talk about climate change either.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (lwiT4)

381 Rather than beat my little boy I'll have him do the repair job! What could possibly go wrong

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (nd1QQ)

382 374 Jerry's habit of tossing away hotties back when I was struggling to get it wet at all filled me with rage and contempt that I didn't get over until my dating days were dead and gone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

I hear Marissa Tomei has a thing for short, bald, stocky men.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (KUaJL)

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If only George hadn't been engaged...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (ophxM)

383 Jerry parodies himself by being such a fussy germophobe. And so superficial! Remember the beautiful woman he just can't date anymore because she has "man hands"?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (Kpl3J)

384 I consider this painting - in my erstwhile yet somewhat humble opinion - to be the ultimate example of 'Fiat Monet' . . . [sic]

Posted by: Dr_No at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (imDUY)

385 Ross Perot is mort.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (H4VdJ)

386 Some smart guy said, more eloquently than I can, it's always either Verdun or Auschwitz. I think that is essentially correct.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (+y/Ru)

387 378 In the Gospels, Jesus speaks often about how to treat people. He covers a LOT of turf on the sick, lepers, the afflicted, the poor, widows, daughters, sons, tax collectors, travelers, strangers learned men, fools, the old and the young.

BUT NOT ONE WORD ABOUT THE UNBORN

"So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish."

Try again.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

==========

"God didn't use a scientific definition for 'small', therefore I say it means after birth."
-The Christian Left

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (ophxM)

388 In much of the pre-total-war period, armies were like locusts passing through the ag regions - In their own territory as well as that of the enemy.
Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (5NMZN)

If you haven't, read the Anabasis by Xenophon. A big part of the march of the 10,000 was forcing their way through territory filled with hostile locals, who were hostile because they knew the Greeks would steal all the food that wasn't nailed down-- which they did.

What was that line, about expecting men with guns in their hands to starve in the midst of plenty?

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (U7voe)

389 But yes, Kramer is also an immature, irresponsible sex-crazed mooch.

Even only there were a parallel group of people on the Internet....

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:49 AM (Boy/L)

390 Did Jesus mention anything about sex with the under-aged? Asking for a lot of friends...

Posted by: Jeffrey Epstein at July 09, 2019 10:49 AM (CE5C/)

391 Posted by: RioBravo at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (5NMZN)

I think it was Archer that described them as great worms slowly devouring everything in Europe.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:49 AM (Okukq)

392 "So it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones perish."

Try again.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

Something something, millstone, sea, something...

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 10:49 AM (U7voe)

393 Tom: As Elaine says of Jerry, "just when I thought you couldn't get any more shallow you find a little more to drain out of the pool."

The episode where Jerry dates Aunt Becky and gets emotionally broken, becoming a weepy mess, is fantastic.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (oZ6kz)

394 Schumer is taking advantage of a mistake Trump has made - Acosta should have been asked to resign as soon as this story broke. People like me were calling for Acosta to be fired months ago, he is one of Trump's worst appointments.

I hate to agree with Schumer, but Trump shouldn't allow his enemies to score easy layups like this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (Kpl3J)

395 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

Better a millstone were placed around his neck and he were cast into the sea

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (AZxMX)

396
According to Libs, Jesus was a refugee.

You don't have to live like a refugee.

Posted by: Zombie Tom Petty at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (aKsyK)

397 Abortion truly is a sacrament for the Democrats.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (JgA4k)

398 By Grabthar's Hammer...
When he says that over the dying alien near the end, I'm surprisingly moved.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


Surprisingly? That's one of the best, most poignant moments. That phrase he so despised reciting must be sincerely delivered in a very real situation.
___

"Before someone kills guy" reminds me of "Maybe you're the plucky comic relief!" Great line, especially because it comes right before a truly ingenious idea to teleport the rock monster.

Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm not saying click here for classic doodle- that would be grifty at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (aMV0K)

399 Schumer is taking dead aim at his own foot. They can't help themselves.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:39 AM (gC2IV)

I think Acosta SHOULD resign!


This may be the first time I have ever agreed with Chuckie Schumer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (wYseH)

400 Who knew there were such customs to violate?
Posted by: mindful webworker


*****


Even Lace Wigs for Sale knew to step away from the keyboard now and then.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (mvenn)

401 I admit (shamefully) I voted for Perot. Bush Sr. was the original RINO.

Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (H4VdJ)

402 Jesus. Born of a poor single teenage mom. She only had Him because there was no Planned Parenthood at the time.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (lwiT4)

403 Rather than beat my little boy I'll have him do the repair job! What could possibly go wrong

"Ok, son, today we learn about siphoning gasoline..."

Posted by: t-bird at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (98WNR)

404 Jesus mentions the young.

Can't get much younger than a baby in a womb.

Stupid bint.

Posted by: SMH at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (RU4sa)

405 He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein.

They are trying so hard to get out in front of this. And typically, they are marching 180 degrees in the wrong direction.

It's going to blow (pun fully intended) and they know it.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (Boy/L)

406 Uhh Pam, isn't it your party that constantly screeches about separation of church and state?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (gC2IV)

407 Jerry parodies himself by being such a fussy germophobe. And so superficial! Remember the beautiful woman he just can't date anymore because she has "man hands"?
Posted by: Tom Servo
---------

These days, that's a 'Tell'. So, probably a sound policy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:52 AM (U2TY5)

408 Acosta should never have been appointed to begin with.

For a friggin' God-Emporer, Trump's appointments sure do suck.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:52 AM (Okukq)

409 G-d bless and keep Ross Perot. I never got to vote for him, because I was still an alien, but I would have. he was my kind of crazy.

and he paved the way for MAGA.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 10:52 AM (3aB9K)

410 393 Tom: As Elaine says of Jerry, "just when I thought you couldn't get any more shallow you find a little more to drain out of the pool."

The episode where Jerry dates Aunt Becky and gets emotionally broken, becoming a weepy mess, is fantastic."

LOL - my favorite Elaine centered episode is when she designs the Urban Sombrero, and follows J. Peterman out deep into the jungle to show it to him, and he looks at it and says "The Horror! The Horror!!!"

(at the time, my wife was avidly going through every J. Peterman cataloge, which were all sent to our house)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)

411 They are trying so hard to get out in front of this. And typically, they are marching 180 degrees in the wrong direction.

It's going to blow (pun fully intended) and they know it.
Posted by: Circa
-------

See: Russian collusion.

The only people colluding with the Russians were Bill and Hillary.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (U2TY5)

412 The Christian Left

Yeah, they'll be that in all respects.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (Boy/L)

413 398 By Grabthar's Hammer...
When he says that over the dying alien near the end, I'm surprisingly moved.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Surprisingly? That's one of the best, most poignant moments. That phrase he so despised reciting must be sincerely delivered in a very real situation.
___

"Before someone kills guy" reminds me of "Maybe you're the plucky comic relief!" Great line, especially because it comes right before a truly ingenious idea to teleport the rock monster.
Posted by: mindful webworker - I'm not saying click here for classic doodle- that would be grifty at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (aMV0K)

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You describe why it works well, but I'm surprised because the movie is inherently silly at its core. And yet, it still manages to connect emotionally. That's a very strong achievement on the part of the writer/director.

From what I understand, Galaxy Quest was written more as a drama than a comedy, so the dramatic elements were there from the script stage. When they changed direction in editing (I think it was in editing, might have been earlier) to go with more of a comedy, they kept in enough of the dramatic elements to keep the movie working while providing the whole film with a decidedly lighter tone. It ends up working really well that the light tone of the first 2/3 of the movie endears us to the characters and then when it gets more serious in the end, the audience is willing to keep on the journey despite the shift in tone.

The director, Dean Parisot, is directing Bill and Ted 3, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (ophxM)

414 He also says president Trump needs to answer for Epstein.

Not Santino?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 09, 2019 10:54 AM (3gwtv)

415 Yay art thread! I know it's about to get chimped.

I like this a lot. It's sailboats. I don't understand water lilies.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

416 LOL - my favorite Elaine centered episode is when she designs the Urban Sombrero, and follows J. Peterman out deep into the jungle to show it to him, and he looks at it and says "The Horror! The Horror!!!"

(at the time, my wife was avidly going through every J. Peterman cataloge, which were all sent to our house)
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (Kpl3J)

I love the one where Mr. Peterman gets Elaine to follow Kramer around because he bought all Kramer's stories, but none of them make any sense.

"The very pants I was returning..."

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (KUaJL)

417 My favorite sailboat song is Sloop John B.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (lwiT4)

418 Epstein doesn't follow Jesus.

and he's an even worse Jew than he is a Christian, if I am reading Prager' s Exodus commentary right.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (3aB9K)

419 I admit (shamefully) I voted for Perot. Bush Sr. was the original RINO.
Posted by: Minnfidel at July 09, 2019 10:51 AM (H4VdJ)


I see nothing to be ashamed of here. We wanted Trump before Trump was a thing.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

420 374 Jerry's habit of tossing away hotties back when I was struggling to get it wet at all filled me with rage and contempt that I didn't get over until my dating days were dead and gone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

I hear Marissa Tomei has a thing for short, bald, stocky men.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (KUaJL)

I'm not short, so I strike out there too

She is a One tho, always has been

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (bcbK8)

421 416 I love the one where Mr. Peterman gets Elaine to follow Kramer around because he bought all Kramer's stories, but none of them make any sense.

"The very pants I was returning..."
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (KUaJL)

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My favorite Kramer episode is the one where he goes into Jerry's apartment funny and the audience cheers.

That's a good one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (ophxM)

422 Yay art thread! I know it's about to get chimped.

I like this a lot. It's sailboats. I don't understand water lilies.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

________

Water Lilies filter frogs out of your pond...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 09, 2019 10:56 AM (flINI)

423 My favorite Kramer episode is the one where he goes into Jerry's apartment funny and the audience cheers.

That's a good one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:55 AM (ophxM)


What about the one where Jerry and Newman hate each other? That one's great too.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 10:56 AM (KUaJL)

424 For a guy who made a Reputation by saying "You're fired!", Trump doesn't seem to select appointees well and doesn't avail himself of the firing option either! To be fair, he is also swimming in enemy waters without a life preserver!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:56 AM (AZxMX)

425 If you subscribe to 11d chess theory, Acosta is in the right place at the right time.

Because 1, who gives a shit about the Labor Secretary.

Dos, Schumer making hay out of Epstein associations is going to be GOLD, Jerry. GOLD!

C - He's got the same name as a CNN host who if he gets slagged by association, well, gosh, that would be a darned shame.

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2019 10:57 AM (ZfRYq)

426 Hillary should be kicked out of the Dem party for defending a rapist. I'm sure it would take about 5 minutes to come up with a long list of Democrat pedo defenders. Was it Pelosi or Feinstein that was a Jim Jones supporter?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 10:57 AM (B1ik8)

427 424
For a guy who made a Reputation by saying "You're fired!", Trump doesn't
seem to select appointees well and doesn't avail himself of the firing
option either! To be fair, he is also swimming in enemy waters without a
life preserver!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:56 AM (AZxMX)

There isn't exactly a line of people willing to commit career suicide to go to work for his administration.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (CQ3Qb)

428 and he paved the way for MAGA.
Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 10:52 AM (3aB9K)


He inspired McCain/Feingold. That shit was ENTIRELY aimed at preventing a third-party guy from polling 20% nationally ever again.

Thanks John.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (Okukq)

429

Take the straw in the gas tank challenge!

Posted by: Kids these days at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (aKsyK)

430 425 If you subscribe to 11d chess theory, Acosta is in the right place at the right time.

Because 1, who gives a shit about the Labor Secretary.

Dos, Schumer making hay out of Epstein associations is going to be GOLD, Jerry. GOLD!

C - He's got the same name as a CNN host who if he gets slagged by association, well, gosh, that would be a darned shame.
Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2019 10:57 AM (ZfRYq)

=========

I subscribe to the, he's personally ingratiated himself with Trump so Trump doesn't want to get rid of him, theory.

Acosta's been undermining the overall Trump agenda by slow-walking conservative labor reforms. Apparently, Mulvaney has butted heads with him a lot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (ophxM)

431 Thanks John.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (Okukq)



Feingold was no princess either.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (lwiT4)

432 Rather than beat my little boy I'll have him do the repair job! What could possibly go wrong
Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 10:48 AM (nd1QQ)


depending on the tank, removal is a couple straps, the filler neck and slowly dropping to disconnect the hoses and power.

Kid should be fine.

A floor jack, a creeper cart and caution are good items to have.

But, there's always a good beating instead.

Posted by: Sponge at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (Zz0t1)

433 From what I understand, Galaxy Quest was written more as a drama than a comedy, so the dramatic elements were there from the script stage. When they changed direction in editing (I think it was in editing, might have been earlier) to go with more of a comedy, they kept in enough of the dramatic elements to keep the movie working while providing the whole film with a decidedly lighter tone.

I've also read that it was originally intended to be R-Rated, but as they worked on it they realized it needed to be much more "family friendly". There's one famous scene where if you watch Sigourney Weavers mouth you can tell she's yelling "FUCK!!!" but it's been edited to something lighter.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (Kpl3J)

434 415 Yay art thread! I know it's about to get chimped.

I like this a lot. It's sailboats. I don't understand water lilies.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

Water lilies aren't hard. Some create pads for frogs to sit, and others are for the occasional buddha.

Posted by: Kris at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (OyyDO)

435 Don't tell the left, but Jesus didn't say much about slavery either.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (yL25O)

436 422 Yay art thread! I know it's about to get chimped.

I like this a lot. It's sailboats. I don't understand water lilies.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 09, 2019 10:54 AM (fuK7c)

________

Water Lilies filter frogs out of your pond...
Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 09, 2019 10:56 AM (flINI)

There's a haiku there:

Frogs are in the pond
Water lilies filter frogs.
Talk about croaking.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (RD7QR)

437 I've also read that it was originally intended to be R-Rated, but as they worked on it they realized it needed to be much more "family friendly". There's one famous scene where if you watch Sigourney Weavers mouth you can tell she's yelling "FUCK!!!" but it's been edited to something lighter.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (Kpl3J)

"I only have one job to do on this ship. It's a stupid job, but I'm going to do it!"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 09, 2019 11:00 AM (KUaJL)

438 429>>>

Also known as the "Dad is going to rip your leg clean off of your body" challenge.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:00 AM (WDs/x)

439 433
I've also read that it was originally intended to be R-Rated, but as they worked on it they realized it needed to be much more "family friendly". There's one famous scene where if you watch Sigourney Weavers mouth you can tell she's yelling "FUCK!!!" but it's been edited to something lighter.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (Kpl3J)

=========

I've always hoped for an R-rated cut to get released on home video.

Though, I have a feeling it would be the exact same movie with some dirty words here and there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:00 AM (ophxM)

440 There isn't exactly a line of people willing to commit career suicide to go to work for his administration.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (CQ3Qb)

Labor secretary gets an office, a car and a receptionist? Probably COLA as well?

Well people, I'll take one for the team here. I volunteer as tribute! Unlike the current labor secretary, I have actually engaged in labor as a means of procuring my livelihood, so you could argue that I'm already overqualified.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:00 AM (U7voe)

441 435
Don't tell the left, but Jesus didn't say much about slavery either.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (yL25O)


Muhammad, on the other hand....

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2019 11:00 AM (CQ3Qb)

442 432>>>

Smart Military Beatings make for Smart Military Sons.

Posted by: Hikaru at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (WDs/x)

443 Feingold was no princess either.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (lwiT4)


No - he was not.

McCain-Feingold was the first inkling in my tiny political brain that maybe ... just maybe ... politics was about as "real" as pro wrestling.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (Okukq)

444 Wasn't Galaxy Quest originally supposed to be actually a Star Trek parody and the ST people said no, so they had to go where they went?

Some people claim GQ as the third best ST movie.

Posted by: blaster at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (ZfRYq)

445 My favorite Kramer episode is the one where he goes into Jerry's apartment funny and the audience cheers.
-----------
Kramer? :

“I sense great vulnerability. A man-child crying out for love. An innocent orphan in the post-modern world.”

“I see a parasite. A sexually depraved miscreant who is seeking only to gratify his basest and most immediate urges.”

“His struggle is man's struggle. He lifts my spirit.”

“He is a loathsome, offensive brute. Yet I can’t look away.”

“He transcends time and space.”

“He sickens me.”

“I love it.”

“Me too.”

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (KoKdw)

446 Don't tell the left, but Jesus didn't say much about slavery either.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (yL25O

He didn't condemn it when it was discussed and thus by their logic, he approved of it.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (B1ik8)

447 435
Don't tell the left, but Jesus didn't say much about slavery either.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (yL25O)

==========

Flashback to college Civil War class:

Jesus did say that slaves should be loyal to their masters.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 11:01 AM (ophxM)

448 Punk monkey is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (gC2IV)

449 Jesus didnt have to mention slavery, because the Torah had already forbidden it in its Roman form and was pointing the way to phasing it out in any form.

Posted by: Boulder t'hobo at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (3aB9K)

450 Jesus did say that slaves should be loyal to their masters.

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

That was just about kinky sex though.

Posted by: G at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (5NMZN)

451 You describe why it works well, but I'm surprised because the movie is inherently silly at its core. And yet, it still manages to connect emotionally. That's a very strong achievement on the part of the writer/director.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 09, 2019 10:53 AM (ophxM)

Galaxy Quest. Best Star Trek movie ever. Ever!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 09, 2019 11:02 AM (m79Dg)

452 My least favorite Seinfeld episode was the one that was about something.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at July 09, 2019 11:03 AM (ufFY8)

453 444 Wasn't Galaxy Quest originally supposed to be actually a Star Trek parody and the ST people said no, so they had to go where they went? "

Supposed to be a parody?

did you notice -

Star = Galaxy
Trek = Quest

it was kinda right there out in the open.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 09, 2019 11:03 AM (Kpl3J)

454 Also known as the "Dad is going to rip your leg clean off of your body" challenge.
Posted by: Hikaru
------

Multiple times, my mother asserted that she was going to sell me to the next band of roaming gypsies that happened by.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 09, 2019 11:03 AM (KoKdw)

455 395 Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at July 09, 2019 10:47 AM (Boy/L)

Better a millstone were placed around his neck and he were cast into the sea
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 10:50 AM (AZxMX)

Beat moar childrin!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

456 According to Libs, Jesus was a refugee

***

When they aren't saying he was a secular king in Palestine executed by the Romans for political reasons

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (nd1QQ)

457 There isn't exactly a line of people willing to commit career suicide to go to work for his administration.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at July 09, 2019 10:58 AM (CQ3Qb)


Well Hell ... we can't just let a position go unfilled, now can we ?

You know why I don't believe that Republicans really don't want "limited government" ? Because they tell me so. All the damned time.

Posted by: Ruger Guy at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (Okukq)

458 Don't tell the left, but Jesus didn't say much about slavery either.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 09, 2019 10:59 AM (yL25O)

Well, salvation is not dependent on one's social status.

Also arguing against slavery in 30 AD Roman Empire might have gotten him whacked even faster than he was anyway. And while yes, that was an essential part of his mission, he also needed it to happen *after* he'd gotten his message out and built an organization.

Posted by: Vanya at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (U7voe)

459 Totally ot but my dog gets quite demanding sometimes but what she's demanding is a tummy scratch, which is the ultimate in doggie submission.
Demandingly submissive seems odd.

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (JgA4k)

460 372 But yes, Kramer is also an immature, irresponsible sex-crazed mooch. You wouldn't want him as a neighbor, but he'd be a fun acquaintance to have.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 09, 2019 10:46 AM (oZ6kz)

I believe he got laid less than any of the other characters, FWIW.

Posted by: josephistan at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (7HtZB)

461 Beat moar childrin!
Posted by: Insomniac at July 09, 2019 11:04 AM (NWiLs)

Spare the rod and spoil the child!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (AZxMX)

462 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at July 09, 2019 11:06 AM (ATv6t)

463 Punk Monkey up

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (bcbK8)

464 Demandingly submissive seems odd.
Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 09, 2019 11:05 AM (JgA4k)

A reverse control mechanism mastered by dogs everywhere!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 09, 2019 11:07 AM (AZxMX)

465 If you subscribe to 11d chess theory, Acosta is in the right place at the right time.

***

The reason so many awful people got away with so much is they were protected by patrons and there was so much mutual blackmail. Trump protects this guy, maybe, and removes him from the blackmail so he can speak freely

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 09, 2019 11:08 AM (nd1QQ)

466 We're arguing about Seinfeld? Slow News day ha?


ARRRRRRR!

Posted by: The Gorn at July 09, 2019 11:15 AM (a94gW)

467 Not art. Monet is guilty of a fair number of non-art canvases.

And neither haystacks nor water lilies (in general) count.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at July 09, 2019 11:21 AM (CPk08)

468 If you subscribe to 11d chess theory, Acosta is in the right place at the right time.

--

Bait?

Posted by: VMom's phone at July 09, 2019 11:26 AM (NwRM/)

469 Monet, Monet, Monet, Monet, . . .Monet!

Posted by: O'Jays Art Appreciation Tour at July 09, 2019 11:34 AM (Zx6uT)

470 Just wait everyone the snack shack is opening

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at July 09, 2019 06:20 PM (wGqjj)

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