Mid-Morning Art Thread

El Greco Ember.jpg


A Boy Blowing On An Ember To Light A Candle
Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Meep meep Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:32 AM (PkVlr)

2 Morning, horde!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 11, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)

3 Dammit nurse!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 11, 2019 09:32 AM (gC2IV)

4 .....then lights his crack pipe.

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 09:32 AM (ykq7q)

5 Just heatin' up the spoon here, boss!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (m79Dg)

6 And that's a cool painting, but what if he's a she?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (PkVlr)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (FbLDL)

8 Top teneth

Posted by: HA at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (MAstk)

9 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (AURKQ)

10 He ain't just whistlin' Dixie.

or maybe he is.

Posted by: tom servo at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (V2Yro)

11 And that little boy....was me.

Posted by: Tommy Chong at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (oVJmc)

12 Why not curse the darkness?

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (ykq7q)

13 Heh. I've never gotten a first o. The art thread. Yay for me! The day can only go down from here. I should call in sick and start day drinking.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (PkVlr)

14 Poofy shirt.

Posted by: mikeyG at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (3z0gk)

15 If I had found this picture at the time, I might have used it for the cover of one of my short story collections.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (FbLDL)

16 He seems nice.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (uLuPn)

17 14 Heh. I've never gotten a first o. The art thread. Yay for me! The day can only go down from here. I should call in sick and start day drinking.
Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (PkVlr)

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You...haven't started?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (FbLDL)

18 Domnuicos Theotokopoulos?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

19 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (arJlL)

20 9 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (AURKQ)

In French, "Le".

Posted by: tom servo at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (V2Yro)

21 How do you pronounce the artist's name?

Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

22 15 Poofy shirt.
Posted by: mikeyG at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (3z0gk)

He didn't want to be a pirate...

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (AURKQ)

23 A Boy Blowing On An Ember To Light A Candle



Dude, just use a flashlight.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (HDCbD)

24 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (AURKQ)

The?

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 09:36 AM (ykq7q)

25 Not 3rd

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 11, 2019 09:36 AM (BqBId)

26 That name is all Greek to me.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 11, 2019 09:36 AM (J+mig)

27 19 Domnuicos Theotokopoulos?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

With that mouthful, it's obvious why the Spaniards went for "ummm.... El Greco, yeah, that's his name."

Posted by: tom servo at July 11, 2019 09:37 AM (V2Yro)

28 Alternate title:

Moments before the Notre Dame Cathedral burned down.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 11, 2019 09:37 AM (gC2IV)

29 Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, during the terrible shortage of green and blue paints

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (LtSaI)

30 I've always thought "Theotokos" was the most badass appellation for Our Lady.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (AURKQ)

31 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?

Lollygagger.

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (arJlL)

32 > I should call in sick and start day drinking.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:34 AM (PkVlr)


I volunteer to be your wing man.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (sjdRT)

33 Hah. You smartypants all recognized El Greco and I didn't, but I did a close approximation of sounding out his name based on a fraternity boy's understanding of the Greek alphabet.

I don't get the picture, though.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (fuK7c)

34 "Freshly out of Dutch Masters, the little Spaniard boy ruefully sparks up a stale Gauloises."

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (AURKQ)

35 1st thought: heroin junkie.

Posted by: red speck at July 11, 2019 09:39 AM (6Krd7)

36 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (AURKQ)

Larry.

Posted by: Kris at July 11, 2019 09:39 AM (OyyDO)

37 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?"

Who the 'L' knows?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:39 AM (6qErC)

38 And the little crack addled girl was me...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at July 11, 2019 09:39 AM (flINI)

39 little fire bug

Posted by: vmom, finally trying to get bookhorde blog back up at July 11, 2019 09:40 AM (dm05u)

40 Maud'dib!

That would be awesome! I know of some great day drinking spots out here. You heading to Seattle?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

41 15 If I had found this picture at the time, I might have used it for the cover of one of my short story collections.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

it is very atmospheric

Posted by: vmom, finally trying to get bookhorde blog back up at July 11, 2019 09:40 AM (dm05u)

42 Now I'm supposed to learn Greek for the art thread? That is perilously close to math on the blog.

Posted by: rickl at July 11, 2019 09:40 AM (xjiRE)

43 22 How do you pronounce the artist's name?
Posted by: grammie winger


Just like it's spelled: Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος

__

h/t Barney Miller's Wojohowitz.

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 11, 2019 09:41 AM (LtSaI)

44 Did someone mention little boys blowing?

Posted by: Pete Buttjugs at July 11, 2019 09:41 AM (flINI)

45 Ok I get the painting, but not the scribble underneath.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at July 11, 2019 09:41 AM (U2rG9)

46 . . . and that little boy was Reginald Kenneth Dwight, who later in life performed the song, Candle In The Wind.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 09:42 AM (5v5Zx)

47 31 I've always thought "Theotokos" was the most badass appellation for Our Lady.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (AURKQ)

It's a pretty cool sounding word, but I'm also fond of "Exterminatrix of Heresies." Helps that the art surrounding that particular title typically involves Mary literally clubbing demons.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 11, 2019 09:42 AM (KUaJL)

48 That's a pretty bright ember. Methinks he's got a mini LED flashlight in his palm.

Posted by: Gref at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (AMIL/)

49 Ok I get the painting, but not the scribble underneath."

It's a COOKBOOK!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (6qErC)

50 48 That's a pretty bright ember. Methinks he's got a mini LED flashlight in his palm.
Posted by: Gref at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (AMIL/)

==========

Evidence of time travel!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (FbLDL)

51 It's all Greek to me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (BmxiN)

52 I didn't know smoking doobies was thing back then. Stuff you learn with art.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (2LelM)

53
"Ow! Burned my fingers again! Can you hurry up, please, Δομήνικος? I'm not getting paid enough to pose for this gig!" - the kid

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (LtSaI)

54 30 I've always thought "Theotokos" was the most badass appellation for Our Lady.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (AURKQ)

This is probably the most famous image of the Theotokos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theotokos_of_Vladimir

Posted by: Kris at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

55 willowed:

Senator Mike Lee sponsored the Senate H1b Visas for Foreign Tech Workers Bill.

Explain to again why American kids should go into STEM again?

Posted by: mikeyG at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (3z0gk)

56 How do you pronounce the artist's name?
Posted by: grammie winger

Just like it's spelled


---


Note to self: don't go to an S&M club in Russia.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (KUaJL)

57 I should call in sick and start day drinking

It's never too early for that!

Posted by: Tom T. Hall and Dave Dudley at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (BmxiN)

58 Hardware in, waiting for the meds. Lovely morning.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, still auditioning new socks at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (bbQ4k)

59 "What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?"


LIMBO!

https://youtu.be/vyHSJj_DluI

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (hSQmw)

60 >That would be awesome! I know of some great day drinking spots out here. You heading to Seattle?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:40 AM (PkVlr)


No, I'm just strongly in the mood to day drink today.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (sjdRT)

61 Is this a young Jim Morrison lighting his fire?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (2LelM)

62 33 Hah. You smartypants all recognized El Greco and I didn't, but I did a close approximation of sounding out his name based on a fraternity boy's understanding of the Greek alphabet.

==

you mean smartychitons

Posted by: vmom, finally trying to get bookhorde blog back up at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (dm05u)

63 I'm amazed CBD got Pixy to let that name through.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (aXucN)

64 I don't actually have any snark, just a reference. Someone else help me out.

Posted by: Jimmy the Greek at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (l8gTz)

65 59 "What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?"
----------------------
Larry.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (2LelM)

66 Jerry Seinfeld rocked that shirt on the Today Show

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (N4xQB)

67 No, I'm just strongly in the mood to day drink today.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (sjdRT)
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Everything okay?

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (aXucN)

68 I think I get what Dominic was trying to do here but there's only so much you can do with so many shades of orange.

This is probably another one that looks entirely different in person, though.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (fuK7c)

69 . . . and that's how the Great Fire of London started, officer. Totally by accident.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (5v5Zx)

70 Domnuicos Theotokopoulos?
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM (fuK7c)

Gesundheit!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:46 AM (m79Dg)

71 66 Jerry Seinfeld rocked that shirt on the Today Show
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (N4xQB)]

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"I heard that."
-Jerry

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:46 AM (FbLDL)

72 Lighting A Turd
by Nermin Ferfleman

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 11, 2019 09:47 AM (oVJmc)

73 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:33 AM (AURKQ)

Lesbiancurious.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (m79Dg)

74 >Everything okay?



Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:45 AM (aXucN)


Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.

Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)

75 If CBD hadn't told us, I would have never guessed this was El Greco.

Posted by: Kris at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (OyyDO)

76 I hate these abstract art things - I mean what does that title even mean, much less how is this picture related?

Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (ZfRYq)

77 I didn't know smoking doobies was thing back then."

Sure thing, brother.

Say, wait a sec...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (6qErC)

78 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)
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brb headed to the post office to send you my shiv.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (aXucN)

79 Domnuicos Theotokopoulos = "Damn, cuz, God is pulling a huge toke"

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (ls/OZ)

80 78 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)
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brb headed to the post office to send you my shiv.
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (aXucN)

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I refuse to believe that you have only one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (FbLDL)

81 What does the "L" in L. Greco stand for?"

Liberty, Beer, Guns, Trump

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (6qErC)

82 You alright, Maud'dib?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (PkVlr)

83 The Greek was a super freak!--Rick James' crackpipe.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (m79Dg)

84 I refuse to believe that you have only one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (FbLDL)
--------

I actually have two. Both gifts from Hordelings.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (aXucN)

85 At first look, I thought he was trying to glue the dish he broke before his mom found out.
Whistling while he glues it as he mother calls from the living room, "What broke?"

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (vd8XM)

86 Total shit. I mean, there's identifiable subject matter and more than three colors! Who the hell paints this garbage?

Posted by: Mark Rothko at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (NWiLs)

87
Day starting off great. Broke the handle off my bathroom faucet while brushing my teeth this morning.

Our BGA rework machine crapped out at work yesterday afternoon, so I have to try to track down repair parts this morning.

And I have to help ship out a bunch of heavy radio gear this afternoon - my back is already complaining.

Luckily, I have covfefe and Teh Horde.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (veoSD)

88 i thought xhe was doing xer nails

Posted by: mr. bitterness at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (hX8y3)

89 That's El Greco? Totally different style than what I expect to see from him.

Posted by: josephistan at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (7HtZB)

90 We're making progress! From the Bee:

College Campus Designates 2-Inch-By-2-Inch Patch Of Concrete As Free Speech Zone

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (+y/Ru)

91 Don't bogart that joint!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (AZxMX)

92 A Boy Blowing On An Ember To Light A Candle
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Nice.

Posted by: Kevin Spacey at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (vg8iE)

93 Half of all people are below average intelligence.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (PkVlr)

94 Hellooooo nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

95 87
Luckily, I have covfefe and Teh Horde.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (veoSD)

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You just sit back and let us deal with it all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (FbLDL)

96 That's El Greco? Totally different style than what I expect to see from him.

+++

It was before he got into heroin

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (ls/OZ)

97 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)

My Son, how we deal with adversity in this world is a hallmark of our character. I prefer to treat those that bring adversity with hydrofluoric acid, myself.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (m79Dg)

98
I refuse to believe that you have only one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (FbLDL)
--------

I actually have two. Both gifts from Hordelings.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (aXucN)







Doesn't EVERYONE have an Emergency Back Up Shiv?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (veoSD)

99 97 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)

My Son, how we deal with adversity in this world is a hallmark of our character. I prefer to treat those that bring adversity with hydrofluoric acid, myself.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (m79Dg)

==========

Get the right kind of plastic tub, first.

Don't use a bathtub.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (FbLDL)

100 Blazing one after art class

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (b0NMl)

101 Half of all people are below average intelligence.


Only if you're using the median for average, not for the mean or the mode.

(I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

102 Don't use a bathtub.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Of course not!

That's where I make my gin

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (vd8XM)

103 Half of all people are below average intelligence.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (PkVlr)
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I figured out a long time ago, if you have a modicum of common sense and competence in this world, you will be forever tormented.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (vg8iE)

104 So is this like an allegory for, I dunno, whale hunting? Allegory never makes any sense

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (ls/OZ)

105 101 Half of all people are below average intelligence.


Only if you're using the median for average, not for the mean or the mode.

(I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

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This is correct.

It's probably not a huge difference between the median and the mean of a population that large, but it's certainly different.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (FbLDL)

106 This site is the best sometimes.

Posted by: Harry Reid at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (yL25O)

107 (I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).
Posted by: Bandersnatch

Above or below average?

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (vd8XM)

108 99 97 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)

My Son, how we deal with adversity in this world is a hallmark of our character. I prefer to treat those that bring adversity with hydrofluoric acid, myself.
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (m79Dg)

==========

Get the right kind of plastic tub, first.

Don't use a bathtub.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (FbLDL)

Listen to this man. He's probably watched Breaking Bad.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

109 Broke the handle off my bathroom faucet while brushing my teeth this morning.

-
I have the same problem.

Posted by: Ben Grimm at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (+y/Ru)

110
You just sit back and let us deal with it all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (FbLDL)







Oh cool. Those radios are about 70 lbs each. Now get started.

C'mon, chop-chop. *snaps fingers*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:55 AM (veoSD)

111 If CBD hadn't told us, I would have never guessed this was El Greco.
Posted by: Kris



I saw El Greco wrestle Fritz von Eric at the Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis in '73!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 09:55 AM (HDCbD)

112 Above or below average?"

Can you throw it o'r your shoulder like a Continental Soldier?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:55 AM (6qErC)

113 108
Get the right kind of plastic tub, first.

Don't use a bathtub.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (FbLDL)

Listen to this man. He's probably watched Breaking Bad.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

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"I'm as good as a meth cook and DEA agent!"
-Journalist

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:55 AM (FbLDL)

114
Doesn't EVERYONE have an Emergency Back Up Shiv?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (veoSD)


No . . . But I am pretty sure I have enough for everyone.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (hSQmw)

115 Broke the handle off my bathroom faucet while brushing my teeth this morning.


If you have to hold onto something when you brush your teeth, you're doing it wrong

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (vd8XM)

116
(I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)






Sometimes?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (veoSD)

117 101. You may not be a dick, could be a touch of the Asperger's though.

Posted by: kallisto at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (tGqH3)

118
I figured out a long time ago, if you have a modicum of common sense and competence in this world, you will be forever tormented

+++

Thank God I have neither

But I'm still tormented so I figure it's just the way it is

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (ls/OZ)

119 Broke the handle off my bathroom faucet while brushing my teeth this morning. "

Hmm.

May have identified a slight issue with your morning ablutions. Perhaps if you had used a toothbrush instead?

*ducks*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (6qErC)

120 105 101 Half of all people are below average intelligence.


Only if you're using the median for average, not for the mean or the mode.

(I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

===========

This is correct.

It's probably not a huge difference between the median and the mean of a population that large, but it's certainly different.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (FbLDL)


...

It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

121 IllTemperedCur,
You gonna be at Ben Had's this year?

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (9iLHi)

122
May have identified a slight issue with your morning ablutions. Perhaps if you had used a toothbrush instead?

*ducks*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:56 AM (6qErC)








I'd use a duck, but they're squirmy when you get the toothpaste smeared on their feathers.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (veoSD)

123 120
It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

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First, come up with a good way of measuring intelligence.

Let the IQ test fights begin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (FbLDL)

124 93 Half of all people are below average intelligence.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:51 AM (PkVlr)


Yup. And I believe in the theory that there's a finite amount of human intelligence to go around. So, as the world population increases...

All my observations support this theory, unfortunately.

Posted by: Gref at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (AMIL/)

125 Half of all people are below average intelligence.


Only if you're using the median for average, not for the mean or the mode.

(I really wish I could stop myself sometimes but I'm just a dick).
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (fuK7c)

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This is correct.

It's probably not a huge difference between the median and the mean of a population that large, but it's certainly different.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (FbLDL)


...

It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.
Posted by: TexasDan
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This seems a lot like maths!!!!

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (9iLHi)

126 Nobody ever gave me a shiv.

Sniff sniff

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (uLuPn)

127 A boy blowing on an ember to light a candle

So is this symbolic of us trying to restart our Republic?

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (swldI)

128 Let the IQ test fights begin.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

Extra points given for being one of the many aggrieved classes

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (vd8XM)

129 I'd use a duck, but they're squirmy when you get the toothpaste smeared on their feathers"

Duck, duck, goose.

Beats the three seashells...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (6qErC)

130 Doesn't EVERYONE have an Emergency Back Up Shiv?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur


I prefer the KaBar Spork. The handle hides a shiv.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (HDCbD)

131 Get the right kind of plastic tub, first.

Don't use a bathtub.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (FbLDL)

Listen to this man. He's probably watched Breaking Bad.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 09:54 AM (NWiLs)

...

or la femme nakita.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (yL25O)

132 Broke the handle off my bathroom faucet while brushing my teeth this morning.


If you have to hold onto something when you brush your teeth, you're doing it wrong

+++

It's one of those suction cup toothbrushes and he banged his head on the handle. Don't get all judgey

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (ls/OZ)

133
You gonna be at Ben Had's this year?

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (9iLHi)





Absent being on the run from the law.... yep. Looking forward to it.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (veoSD)

134 >>>A Boy Blowing On An Ember

"But, first," said the ember.

Posted by: m at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (R3cOb)

135 Nobody ever gave me a shiv.

Sniff sniff
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 09:58 AM (uLuPn)
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That's because you're nice and no one's afraid of me. Me, I terrify everyone here so they've given me shivs figuring I'd shiv them last, if at all.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (aXucN)

136 It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

I hypothesize that it actually skews a bit leftwards. Perhaps more than a skosh.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (5v5Zx)

137 Nothing seriously wrong. My patience for dealing with stupid people declines yearly and Stupid People Local 974 decided to gang up on me this morning.
Posted by: Muad'dib at July 11, 2019 09:48 AM (sjdRT)

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In those type of situations, I daydream that I am sitting on a throne, Genghis Khan style, and order my henchmen to beat the miscreant about the head and face until I get tired.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (+F2XQ)

138 I mean no one's afraid of YOU. They're afraid of ME.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (aXucN)

139 Hi all,

I posted this in the ONT, just thought I'd re-post.


In the Final Moments of his Life, Calvin Has One Last Talk With Hobbes.


https://tinyurl.com/y2ksdyoy


You may need to click through an overlay to read the piece.



Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (2BgZB)

140 136 It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

I hypothesize that it actually skews a bit leftwards. Perhaps more than a skosh.
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (5v5Zx)

==========

"What do you mea...Hey! New notifications!"
-Person on social media

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (FbLDL)

141 A boy blowing on an ember to light a candle

So is this symbolic of us trying to restart our Republic?
Posted by: Le Garde Vieux


Mah. We're Morons. We'd use a flammenwerfer.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (HDCbD)

142 Absent being on the run from the law.... yep. Looking forward to it.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur
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You mean this isn't a requirement???

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (9iLHi)

143 Late to the party. The boy looks very attractive to the likes of Harry Reid, Kevin Spacey, Corey Booker, Barky O'Fuckstick, and a whole host of un named moral reprobates.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (JNTt1)

144 First, come up with a good way of measuring intelligence.

Let the IQ test fights begin.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (FbLDL)


I advocate sawing everyone in half and counting the rings.

Mostly because I can get the franchise on selling saws and drop cloths.



(this is a very deep comment, ponder it for a while)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (hSQmw)

145 What about you bluebell, gonna make Texas again?

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (9iLHi)

146 144
(this is a very deep comment, ponder it for a while)
Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (hSQmw)

==========

I should just add this note on all of my comments.

(this is a very deep comment, ponder it for a while)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (FbLDL)

147 140 136 It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

I hypothesize that it actually skews a bit leftwards. Perhaps more than a skosh.
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 09:59 AM (5v5Zx)

==========

"What do you mea...Hey! New notifications!"
-Person on social media
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (FbLDL)

...

I think it's a wedge. Maybe even a descending geometric curve.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (yL25O)

148 Don't use a bathtub.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:53 AM (FbLDL)

No shit! I remember the first time I made that mistake. Hilarity ensued. Good times!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (m79Dg)

149 Witchdoktor, I read that at the end of the ONT thread. It was very sweet. Trying to stop crying, I continued scrolling down afterwards and found the story "20 years ago today Fabio killed a goose with his face." That did the trick. I was laughing again by the end of that one.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (aXucN)

150 I mean no one's afraid of YOU. They're afraid of ME.
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (aXucN)

as it should be, You will make them contribute ideas to the next book on threat of pain.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (r/xAU)

151 So, re: the sidebar, has ace finally come around on Thotterdammerung? IIRC last year when this all came up he wasn't really irked at all by it. Apparently not only does the girl in the sidebar pretend to be younger, she used to sell somebody else's naked pictures and pass them off as her. That somebody was under 18. By all rights, she should be in jail for selling child porn.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (oZ6kz)

152 98
I refuse to believe that you have only one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:49 AM (FbLDL)
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I actually have two. Both gifts from Hordelings.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 09:50 AM (aXucN)







Doesn't EVERYONE have an Emergency Back Up Shiv?
Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 11, 2019 09:52 AM (veoSD)
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I always carry two. Always.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (JNTt1)

153 Not sure, lin-duh. Would like to, but can't say for sure yet.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:03 AM (aXucN)

154 144
I advocate sawing everyone in half and counting the rings.


horizontally or vertically?

Posted by: Anachronda at July 11, 2019 10:03 AM (+JiUm)

155 Greetings fappers and fappees. And hamsterf*ckers.

I would've been here sooner except I was reading two of the many outstanding links in JJ's MoRep. If you haven't read them yet, I heartily recommend the Boeing Max 8 article along with the Street Smarts in the WH. They make wonderful points and the Boeing post brings some great manufacturing facts home.

Great job as usual, JJ. There's no need to go anywhere else for nooz.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:03 AM (HaL55)

156 How do you pronounce the artist's name?
Posted by: grammie winger at July 11, 2019 09:35 AM


In English phonetics, Thomeeneekos Theyotokopoolos Hard "th" on the first name like in "the", soft "th" on the last. Long "o"s throughout except for the "oo". Best I can do for you. We didn't make the language easy for the xeni.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 11, 2019 10:03 AM (ejd/p)

157 Absent being on the run from the law.... yep. Looking forward to it.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (NWiLs)

158 as it should be, You will make them contribute ideas to the next book on threat of pain.
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (r/xAU)
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Or, we'll just lift them from the comments like we did with yours.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (aXucN)

159 (this is a very deep comment, ponder it for a while)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (hSQmw)



==========



I should just add this note on all of my comments.



(this is a very deep comment, ponder it for a while)

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:01 AM (FbLDL)

I don't know about that but Lucy Pinder has her some very deep cleavage I'd like to ponder for a while.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (5v5Zx)

160 intelligence is a interesting topic, I always wonder about child prodigies being amazingly adept at one thing, not necessarily others.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (r/xAU)

161 138 I mean no one's afraid of YOU. They're afraid of ME.
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (aXucN)


As they should be!

Bluebell: Keeper of the shiv!

Posted by: Ladyl urgent prayer needed for Laura and Allison at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (TdMsT)

162 151 So, re: the sidebar, has ace finally come around on Thotterdammerung? IIRC last year when this all came up he wasn't really irked at all by it. Apparently not only does the girl in the sidebar pretend to be younger, she used to sell somebody else's naked pictures and pass them off as her. That somebody was under 18. By all rights, she should be in jail for selling child porn.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:02 AM (oZ6kz)

People were reporting camwhores to the IRS for a while, that still ongoing?

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (p997d)

163 bluebell, Exactly like that! lol

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (r/xAU)

164 157 Absent being on the run from the law.... yep. Looking forward to it.
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

Breaking rocks in the hot sun
I fought the law and the law won
I fought the law and the law won

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:04 AM (NWiLs)


Indiana wants me,
Lord I can't go back there

Posted by: Gref at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (AMIL/)

165 138 I mean no one's afraid of YOU. They're afraid of ME.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:00 AM (aXucN)


I cannot imagine why people would think that. From what I've observed, you are kind.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (uLuPn)

166 The problem is not too many stupid people, it's that they have vastly disproportionate influence.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, still auditioning new socks at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (bbQ4k)

167 We had a beautiful 21 year old girl killed by a drunk driver last week. The local PD refuses to confirm the killers immigration status, which means he is an illegal alien.

I am a little sick of a state that protects illegal aliens more than our citizens.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (VpIIl)

168 I advocate sawing everyone in half and counting the rings.

horizontally or vertically?
Posted by: Anachronda

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You're either an engineer or an IT guy, aren't you?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:06 AM (+F2XQ)

169 I've met bluebell IRL and I'm LUCKY I came out of it alive!!!

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:06 AM (9iLHi)

170 I cannot imagine why people would think that. From what I've observed, you are kind.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (uLuPn)
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Yes, well, thank you, but this nerdly homeschool mom thing is just a cover.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:06 AM (aXucN)

171 I advocate sawing everyone in half and counting the rings.

horizontally or vertically?
Posted by: Anachronda

Either way, Save the liver!

...Zombie Julia Child...

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (vd8XM)

172 I think the IQ tests are designed so that the resulting distribution is normal.

Jordan Peterson has a good video on IQ tests and the implications of an increasingly complex society.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (wCmLp)

173 170 I cannot imagine why people would think that. From what I've observed, you are kind.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (uLuPn)
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Yes, well, thank you, but this nerdly homeschool mom thing is just a cover.
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:06 AM (aXucN)

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Wait...are you actually my mom?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (FbLDL)

174 Hi Insom!

Sloppy smooches!

And Bander, I expected a retort like that from you. Glad you didn't disappoint.

Now, how do you start off day drinking? Bloody Mary? Screwdriver? Mimosa?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (vCa0M)

175 172 I think the IQ tests are designed so that the resulting distribution is normal.

Jordan Peterson has a good video on IQ tests and the implications of an increasingly complex society.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (wCmLp)

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The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (FbLDL)

176 I cannot imagine why people would think that. From what I've observed, you are kind.



Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM (uLuPn)

The kindness lets bluebell get in close to work her shiv artistry.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (5v5Zx)

177 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. I love my shiv. Inlaid mother of pearl handle and steel from the leaf springs of a '79 Chevy Luv puck-up.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (axyOa)

178 I have no idea what my IQ is. Neither do I care.

My knowledge is like a puddle - wide, but shallow.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (BmxiN)

179 Anachronda, it doesn't really matter to the man selling the saw.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (hSQmw)

180 I think some people are still doing the Thot Audit stuff, yeah, but I don't know how successful it actually is - people like the girl in the sidebar probably do pay taxes if they're using PayPal to process payments.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (oZ6kz)

181 The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (FbLDL)


Yup.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (wCmLp)

182 The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,


New York sends them to Congress

Posted by: Bruce at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (vd8XM)

183 I don't know if I ever told you guys an experience I once had with a family, so i'm there (not telling why) but hanging out with a family and there is this 11 mth old, reading a map within a book, more for a 5th grader or so. telling me the states locations of countries. speaks perfectly. I was astounded.

so I look again at the family , mom and dad, they spoke horrible English and had education levels at about same age as their could read at.

so , I have pondered often on this and wondered mystically if the information came from a previous lifetime.

LOL yeah I can be a little wanky.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (r/xAU)

184 My knowledge is like a puddle - wide, but shallow.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (BmxiN)


I always refer to it as my "vast wading pool of knowledge"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (hSQmw)

185 Wait...are you actually my mom?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (FbLDL)
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Were you homeschooled?

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (aXucN)

186 Hi all,



I posted this in the ONT, just thought I'd re-post.





In the Final Moments of his Life, Calvin Has One Last Talk With Hobbes.



https://tinyurl.com/y2ksdyoy


Hmm, it's suddenly a little bit dusty in here.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (HaL55)

187 the comments in the PJ Media article on Seth Rich almost all trash the author. The author says those believing it possible Rich was murdered as payback were duped, and fell for some Russian propaganda ... but they offer no evidence, and don't even get that story right.


It was (in theory) not to stop Seth, it was payback, and a warning to others. The emails were not hacked, they came from a thumb drive, as has long ago been proven by the transfer speeds, (and another way, that is a little more complicated). There are multiple reasons to believe Seth was the source of some of that, and Assange practically asserted it was Seth. Assange and some Australian guy both said they could prove it, but the FBI had no interest in their real evidence (too busy producing fake evidence)


There is no direct evidence on who murdered him, but it fits the MO of team Clinton or others in the Mobbed up DeepState. Snitches get Stitches. The whole "Russia stole Hillary's emails" is a lie ... and many Dems were upset that TeamHilda stole the nomination from Bernie. And Putin probably wanted reset button (and uranium seller) Hillary to win ... so if anything, they were going along with the fake Trump/Russia story.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (Cus5s)

188 I'll just reup this:

I got my first rating at Goodreads for my new book:

https://tinyurl.com/y526pcu9

The review will surely come to go with the 5 star review (the guy has written a review of everything I've published). He'll also post it on Amazon.

If you've been kind enough to buy Crystal Embers, please remember to write a review. I'll take disingenuously positive reviews, as well.

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

189 I cannot imagine why people would think that. From what I've observed, you are kind.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:05 AM


Agreed. Although I did keep an eye on her cutlery at lunch...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 11, 2019 10:10 AM (ejd/p)

190 *as their child could read at*

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:10 AM (r/xAU)

191 IQ tests constantly get re-normed because the concept of a "100 IQ" is not a static thing, it's the exact middle of a normal distribution.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:10 AM (oZ6kz)

192 178 I have no idea what my IQ is. Neither do I care.

My knowledge is like a puddle - wide, but shallow.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (BmxiN)


I know mine.... BFD...... no emoluments come with it..... hint.... IQ is not a good predictor of happiness....

Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (bCLt0)

193 haha Dow hit 27k
BRING ON THE GUILLOTINES!!!!!

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (FTPVM)

194 I thought I was going to Greece one year so I got a language tape to listen to on the drive to work. Learned to count to ten and how to ask for a train ticket to Athens. Never did make it to Greece.

Posted by: kallisto at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (tGqH3)

195 Yes, well, thank you, but this nerdly homeschool mom thing is just a cover.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:06 AM (aXucN)

Former PTA President here for Middle School and High School.

It was a rough, I'm telling you.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (uLuPn)

196 Not much in the news makes me mad anymore. I always tell myself I've seen it all before.

These lickers, though.

Something obvious about this is being overlooked, or just not named for what it is.

Boiled down to their rawest essence, playground bullies, AOC, Antifa, leftists in general, are TYRANTS. Doesn't matter how small a scale on which they operate, tyranny is tyranny.

Even attempted tyranny is tyranny, the attempted imposition of your will upon those over whom you hold no authority.

These lickers are practicing a form of tyranny. The specific reasons THEY may cite for doing it doesn't matter. Bottom line is that they're imposing their wills upon everyone else (vandalism, property damage, and biohazard risk to public health is beside the point here). The couldn't give less of a damn what anyone else thinks, else they wouldn't publicize this wickedness. By doing so they are daring victims to do something about it because the tyrants think they won't or can't.

That's what all tyrants do, unless and until they're shown that they can't.

But history demonstrates that tyrants are either tolerated (and ultimately bowed to, because they never ever quit) OR they are dealt with as tyrants. There's only one way to do that: bringing great pain and great personal loss to the tyrant so the urge to tyranny is broken.

It's going to come to exactly that as more people become tyrants in everyday life because it's perceived as funny and Youtube pays you to do it. People's health, and the health of their kids, are being anonymously and unpredictably placed at risk. If anything is going to bring a (not so) disproportionate blowback that people will pretend not to have seen coming, this could well do it.

Posted by: doomed, PO'd for the first time in a long time at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (oS0xz)

197 ALH, we just kid bluebell, we all know she has a sweet heart.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (r/xAU)

198 A Pripyat boy, in the evening, finding a chunk of Chernobyl power plant fuel.

Posted by: gp, God's Love Faucet at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (mk9aG)

199 The Greek alphabet looks suspiciously RUSSIAN!

Posted by: Little Adam Schitt, The Honorable Bug-Eyed Lunatic at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (Ndje9)

200 Crack pipes were so hard to keep hot before they invented lighters. Dark ages, indeed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (dNzKv)

201 The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (FbLDL)

It depends on whether or not they are retarded(mentally disabled).

There are low iq people who are incapable of learning much beyond the simplest of tasks, and low iq people who are simply slow learners(or raised on things like whole word learning instead of phonics).

Not much that can be done with the mentally disabled as they are literally incapable of taking care of themselves.

You can usually distinguish the two by a simple conversation. Mentally disabled people will come off as very socially wrong for their age, the other will simply seem not terribly bright.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (p997d)

202 I don't know if I ever told you guys an experience I once had with a family, so i'm there (not telling why) but hanging out with a family and there is this 11 mth old, reading a map within a book, more for a 5th grader or so. telling me the states locations of countries. speaks perfectly. I was astounded.

so I look again at the family , mom and dad, they spoke horrible English and had education levels at about same age as their could read at.

so , I have pondered often on this and wondered mystically if the information came from a previous lifetime.

LOL yeah I can be a little wanky.
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (r/xAU)



Most of the important aspects of who we are aren't reducible to a gene or two. They're going to be the result of an incredibly complex interaction of genes. This is why I don't worry so much about genetic manipulation to make kids smarter or heterosexual or better athletes, etc.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (wCmLp)

203 Agreed. Although I did keep an eye on her cutlery at lunch...
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 11, 2019 10:10 AM (ejd/p)
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You probably figured out why I was carrying a large purse.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (aXucN)

204 Tucker Carlson may be the only voice we have left within what we might loosely call the "mainstream media."

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at July 11, 2019 10:13 AM (H8QX8)

205 I tested super high on IQ tests as a kid. I'm clearly not actually that smart because I feel like there are basic concepts that befuddle me. I know the broad strokes of science - I know what a quark is, I know what the chandrasekhar limit is - but the nuts and bolts of it baffle me. But I know I'm at least relatively smart because I have an aptitude for learning certain things. I turned myself into a pretty decent accountant without a single minute spent in an accountancy class.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:13 AM (oZ6kz)

206 bicentennialguy #103:
I figured out a long time ago, if you have a modicum of common sense and competence in this world, you will be forever tormented.

Daniel Miller: "Three percent? You mean nobody on earth uses more than that?"

Bob Diamond: "When you use more than five percent of your brain, you don't want to be on earth."

Defending Your Life
otherpeoplesvideos.wordpress.com/2019/07/10/actor-rip-torn-rip/

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 11, 2019 10:13 AM (LtSaI)

207 Senator Mike Lee sponsored the Senate H1b Visas for Foreign Tech Workers Bill.
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Bad news: Your Republican Senator is useless.Good news: It could be worse.

Posted by: G at July 11, 2019 10:13 AM (5NMZN)

208 Big takeaway. Don't buy food that isn't sealed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2019 10:14 AM (dNzKv)

209 Shivs, pffft. Drop pistols is where its at. Just ask any cop.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:14 AM (2LelM)

210 185 Wait...are you actually my mom?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:07 AM (FbLDL)
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Were you homeschooled?
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:09 AM (aXucN)

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My mom homeschools my younger brothers.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (FbLDL)

211 Kraken, high IQ is like 4-wheel drive, it just allows you to get stranded deeper in the woods than normal.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (hSQmw)

212 The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?

Teach them simple phrases such as Orangemanbad and capitalism bad. Then give them a bat and a black bandana and drop them off in Portland.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (dNzKv)

213 208 Big takeaway. Don't buy food that isn't sealed.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 11, 2019 10:14 AM (dNzKv)


Truth.
We buy ice cream bars or sandwiches instead of tubs of ice cream.
Portion control is important after a certain age.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (uLuPn)

214 I have met Bluebell and can vouch for the large purse. And it makes clanking sounds whenever she picks it up or puts it down.
(And always within reach.)

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 10:16 AM (axyOa)

215 "The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?"

leave them in Africa, or Honduras, or several other third world shit holes.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 10:16 AM (Cus5s)

216 211 Kraken, high IQ is like 4-wheel drive, it just allows you to get stranded deeper in the woods than normal.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (hSQmw)


I think you know me.... my story, anyway.....

Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:17 AM (bCLt0)

217 "The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?"

Someone has to bag the groceries.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:17 AM (uLuPn)

218 Posted by: doomed, PO'd for the first time in a long time at July 11, 2019 10:12 AM (oS0xz)

Well said. I am truly sick of people. They should have cut her fucking tongue out. Bet it wouldn't happen again. Do it publicly and make her the example. Fucking people...

Posted by: jewells45 at July 11, 2019 10:17 AM (kG5hP)

219 IQ is not a good predictor of happiness.

Oh, I know that.

I do often wish I were a lo-fo mofo who knew nothing about politics or the systematic destruction of America and cared only about the local sports franchise and lived for nothing more than a brew and some wings down at the local.

I think I'd be a lot (or at least more than now) happier.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (BmxiN)

220 Broseiden, wouldn't that speak more to interests or lack of? I am impressed by your varied knowledge of many things.

I think a continuing curiosity to a subject as an attribute , lack of the same doesn't mean much except a lack of interest.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (r/xAU)

221 205 I tested super high on IQ tests as a kid. I'm clearly not actually that smart because I feel like there are basic concepts that befuddle me. I know the broad strokes of science - I know what a quark is, I know what the chandrasekhar limit is - but the nuts and bolts of it baffle me. But I know I'm at least relatively smart because I have an aptitude for learning certain things. I turned myself into a pretty decent accountant without a single minute spent in an accountancy class.
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IQ is bandwidth. Has nothing to do with operating speed or proclivity for certain ways of thinking. BTW, talent is does not correlate to IQ. It is its own thing. See Dionne Warwick or Aretha Franklin as examples.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (2LelM)

222 217 "The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?"

Someone has to bag the groceries.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:17 AM (uLuPn

Analysis... true... and in no way an insult.... some of my groceries baggers are really great people....

Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (bCLt0)

223 Bluebell ice cream is sealed, sorta. They load the tubs to the brim, put a lid on, and flip 'em upside down before they go into the deep freezer. This action 'seals' the ice cream to the lid. No air gaps or bubbles under the lid.
So if you see or feel an air gap under the lid, through the little window perhaps, do not put that one in your cart.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (5v5Zx)

224 Wait. What?!
Chandrasekhar has limits?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (axyOa)

225 high IQ is like 4-wheel drive, it just allows you to get stranded deeper in the woods than normal.
Posted by: Kindltot at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (hSQmw)

nice.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:19 AM (r/xAU)

226 IQ is not a good predictor of happiness....
Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (bCLt0)


IIRC, being slightly stupid is the key to happiness. You are smart enough to hold down a job, but you don't get frustrated with the idiots of the world.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:19 AM (wCmLp)

227 figured out a long time ago, if you have a modicum of common sense and competence in this world, you will be forever tormented------


I have someone who takes all that potential torment away.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:19 AM (zFzxj)

228 226 IQ is not a good predictor of happiness....
Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (bCLt0)

IIRC, being slightly stupid is the key to happiness. You are smart enough to hold down a job, but you don't get frustrated with the idiots of the world.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:19 AM (wCmLp)

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Maybe the key is compartmentalization.

"Sure, the world is fucked, but I'm gonna enjoy this baseball game because I chose to."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:20 AM (FbLDL)

229 205 I tested super high on IQ tests as a kid. I'm clearly not actually that smart because I feel like there are basic concepts that befuddle me. I know the broad strokes of science - I know what a quark is, I know what the chandrasekhar limit is - but the nuts and bolts of it baffle me. But I know I'm at least relatively smart because I have an aptitude for learning certain things. I turned myself into a pretty decent accountant without a single minute spent in an accountancy class.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:13 AM (oZ6kz)

People think differently. IQ tests measure certain outputs. Not understanding something can be not a product of how smart one is(which typically related to speed of learning) but rather one's particular way of looking at the world.

As a side note, bookkeeping isn't accounting. One of the first things I learned in my accounting courses.

If you wang to know whether someone is smart, just talk about something they don't already know. The more quickly they put things together the smarter they are.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:20 AM (p997d)

230 Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (2LelM)

Idiot savants come in all sizes and shapes .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:20 AM (zFzxj)

231 Analysis... true... and in no way an insult.... some of my groceries baggers are really great people....

Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:18 AM (bCLt0)


Nothing wrong with honest labor. Developmentally Disabled can be productive members of society. It takes them a little longer to learn is all.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:20 AM (uLuPn)

232 It won't stop at ice cream, though.

Posted by: doomed at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (oS0xz)

233 alex, good comment, i'm still threshing it out.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (r/xAU)

234 "Sure, the world is fucked, but I'm gonna enjoy this baseball game because I chose to."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison

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Well, NL at least.

Rule 5.11 - spit.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (+F2XQ)

235 My mom homeschools my younger brothers.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (FbLDL)
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Good for her! But my homeschooling days are over, so I am not your mom, and I remain, as always, your mother's much younger friend.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (aXucN)

236 Hey, TJM, I'm going to impose on you and Anna in a few days. I think - think I may have found a way out of the woods on my new book and need some feedback.

Just a heads-up.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (BmxiN)

237 IQ is not a good predictor of happiness....

Posted by: kraken at July 11, 2019 10:11 AM (bCLt0)



IIRC, being slightly stupid is the key to happiness. You are smart
enough to hold down a job, but you don't get frustrated with the idiots
of the world.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:19 AM (wCmLp)

*fistbump*

Posted by: Forrest Gump at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (5v5Zx)

238 3% of the population is Genius, and 3% is Retarded.
The rest of us fall somewhere inbetween.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:22 AM (uLuPn)

239 I found out I'm very smart with physics because of my unrelated degree and reading a Richard Feynman memoir.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:22 AM (2BgZB)

240 There's nothing wrong with bagging groceries, but it's not something that you can make a living doing. That's the problem that Peterson was talking about. What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low? Because if you don't do anything, you're asking for trouble.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:22 AM (wCmLp)

241 Dominikos Theotokopoulos. And putting it in Greek was clever, Dildo.

(You can just see the pyro in this kid. "Fascinating! Beautiful! But what if it were...bigger! Flamier! Yes. Yeeeessss....")

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 10:22 AM (RD7QR)

242 236 Hey, TJM, I'm going to impose on you and Anna in a few days. I think - think I may have found a way out of the woods on my new book and need some feedback.

Just a heads-up.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (BmxiN)

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I look forward to it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (FbLDL)

243 What's an egg shaped penis look like?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (2LelM)

244 My experience with happiness is that it's about gratitude and hope(which I get from God). You can't really get it from outside things because they weren't the core reason you were unhappy to begin with(unless you're being tortured and mistreated).

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (p997d)

245 I have met Bluebell and can vouch for the large purse. And it makes clanking sounds whenever she picks it up or puts it down.
(And always within reach.)
Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 10:16 AM (axyOa)
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Ah, those would be the brass knuckles.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (aXucN)

246 235 My mom homeschools my younger brothers.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:15 AM (FbLDL)
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Good for her! But my homeschooling days are over, so I am not your mom, and I remain, as always, your mother's much younger friend.
Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (aXucN)

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I didn't think so...

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (FbLDL)

247 It won't stop at ice cream, though.

Posted by: doomed at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (oS0xz)

Just watch what I do with this innocent cucumber!


Posted by: Mayor Buttplug at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (gmo/4)

248 What's an egg shaped penis look like?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (2LelM)


Is this question on the I.Q. test?

Posted by: Forrest Gump at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (5v5Zx)

249 There's nothing wrong with bagging groceries, but it's not something that you can make a living doing. That's the problem that Peterson was talking about. What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low? Because if you don't do anything, you're asking for trouble.

Were it my family, I'd feel a certain obligation to take care of him. I guess I wouldn't consider it a "society" problem as much as a family responsibility.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (2BgZB)

250 What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low?

They automatically qualify for Social Security and Medicaid. Lots of programs available for them.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (uLuPn)

251 240 There's nothing wrong with bagging groceries, but it's not something that you can make a living doing. That's the problem that Peterson was talking about. What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low? Because if you don't do anything, you're asking for trouble.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:22 AM (wCmLp)

Bagging groceries is like a $10/hour job. 2 people doing that is 40k a year. Not glamorous but it's a living.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (p997d)

252 249
Were it my family, I'd feel a certain obligation to take care of him. I guess I wouldn't consider it a "society" problem as much as a family responsibility.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (2BgZB)

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Like taking care of old people after they stop working? That feels like a family obligation and not something government should fund.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (FbLDL)

253 Meep meep Motherfuckinghamsterfuckers
Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 09:32 AM


Tap tap, Nurse!

Posted by: Woody W. XV at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (2ZccL)

254 That's the problem that Peterson was talking about. What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low?

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The bigger question what will Peterson eventually do that is useful?

Posted by: G at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (5NMZN)

255 Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (2BgZB)

That's the way it was in 'the good old days' .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (zFzxj)

256 Paul Ryan saw retirement as an escape hatch form Trump (us), and Fox News helped him with that

https://tinyurl.com/y6akzfmu

I just..at this point I'm not sure if I can pull the lever for ANYONE with GOP after their name, even Trump.

Posted by: Quilp at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (Bf3hj)

257 "The what do you do with someone with an IQ of less than 82(?) thing?"

Someone has to bag the groceries.
Posted by: ALH


Shovels. Zod's canals won't dig themselves.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (HDCbD)

258 alex, good comment, i'm still threshing it out.
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:21 AM (r/xAU)


It would be an interesting SF novel, if in the near future gene editing allowed countries like China to try and "uplift" their population, only to discover that the secondary and tertiary effects were very nasty (massive number of autistic children due to high intelligence, bones and ligaments that can't handle enhanced muscles, etc.) and the impact on society as a result.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:26 AM (wCmLp)

259 Having an inquisitive mind is the key to intelligence.


Posted by: Archer at July 11, 2019 10:26 AM (gmo/4)

260 Like taking care of old people after they stop working? That feels like a family obligation and not something government should fund.

No argument from me - and as an old person I'm pretty sure I'm more obligated to provide for my golden years rather than some Gen Z ice-cream-licking-loser

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:26 AM (2BgZB)

261 Quilp while I understand the sentiment, so we give up and let the dems finish us off?

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:26 AM (r/xAU)

262 Now, how do you start off day drinking? Bloody Mary? Screwdriver? Mimosa?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 10:08 AM (vCa0M)

Shots....Everclear.

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 10:26 AM (ykq7q)

263 Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if anyone gives a shit at July 11, 2019 10:24 AM (2BgZB)



That's the way it was in 'the good old days' .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (zFzxj)


We're rolling downhill like a snowball headed for hell . . .

Posted by: Zombie Merle Haggard at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (5v5Zx)

264 248 What's an egg shaped penis look like?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (2LelM)


Is this question on the I.Q. test?
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No. It comes from testimony of young girls servicing Epstein describing his cock. Are malformed penises the cause of all sociopathy?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (2LelM)

265 Someguy, I do more than bookkeeping, my job is being the accounting manager for an LED light company.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (oZ6kz)

266 I just..at this point I'm not sure if I can pull the lever for ANYONE with GOP after their name, even Trump.

Posted by: Quilp at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (Bf3hj)


Not making a decision IS making a decision.

Just stay home on election day and the rest of us will make the decision for you.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (uLuPn)

267 Alex, you should write that novel, an interesting concept overall.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (r/xAU)

268 264: yes

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (kAmIN)

269 Ah, those would be the brass knuckles.
Posted by: bluebell


Which, after September 1st, are legal to carry in Texas.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (HDCbD)

270 266 I just..at this point I'm not sure if I can pull the lever for ANYONE with GOP after their name, even Trump.

Posted by: Quilp at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (Bf3hj)


Not making a decision IS making a decision.

Just stay home on election day and the rest of us will make the decision for you.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (uLuPn)

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Give into your anger. Vote communist.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (FbLDL)

271 It won't stop at ice cream, though

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There were already videos of a guy spitting in iced tea containers

I can't even view stills of them though. The whole idea creeps me out worse than anything. People that mess with food need to be executed

Posted by: Total Control Racist at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (f3/we)

272 I just..at this point I'm not sure if I can pull the lever for ANYONE with GOP after their name, even Trump.
Posted by: Quilp at July 11, 2019 10:25 AM (Bf3hj)

Oh, I have no problem pulling the lever for anyone with an R after their name. But, only if there is a rope around their neck and a trapdoor under their feet.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (m79Dg)

273 54 30 I've always thought "Theotokos" was the most badass appellation for Our Lady.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 09:38 AM (AURKQ)

This is probably the most famous image of the Theotokos.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Theotokos_of_Vladimir
Posted by: Kris at July 11, 2019 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

Or the Black Madonna of Czestochowa. (Imagine a circumflex on that "e".)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (RD7QR)

274 hint.... IQ is not a good predictor of happiness....


Nor success.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (fuK7c)

275
What does society do with the 10% of the population with an IQ that low?


You there with the 5 and 7/8ths hat size! You have the makings of a bloody hero!

Posted by: Sgt. Major at July 11, 2019 10:28 AM (gmo/4)

276
How do you pronounce the artist's name?
Posted by: grammie winger


Throatwobbler Mangrove

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (aKsyK)

277 Polling update - latest Economist Yougov on RCP has Biden down to 22 (polling on Biden is either 31 or 22 - if that doesn't tell you everything you need to know about polling...)

Coming in 2d is Warren at 18, then Harris at 15, then Sanders at 12. Buttigieg stays at #5 and 6%.

Surprising to me is Beto polling at 1% and Gabbard at 3%.

I think the actual numbers are wildly inaccurate, but the general positioning is about right. Biden is roughly the favorite, Sanders is sinking, and Warren and Harris are rising. Buttigieg remains the SWPL candidate. Everyone else is a essentially a zero.

Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (ZfRYq)

278 Phrenology now, phrenology forever.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (oZ6kz)

279 265 Someguy, I do more than bookkeeping, my job is being the accounting manager for an LED light company.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (oZ6kz)

So definitely a real accountant then. I bet people ask you for tax help though, eh?

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (p997d)

280 I have met Bluebell and can vouch for the large purse. And it makes clanking sounds whenever she picks it up or puts it down.
(And always within reach.)
Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 10:16 AM


bluebell can be thermically-challenged at times. She needs to be ready to shiv'er with ... anticipation.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (2ZccL)

281 There needs to be aggressive push-back at the local level. Trump has shown that the political class are morons, cheats, and liars, and that there is a strong popular sentiment for America-first policies. The trick is going to be building a new party underneath the rotting exterior of the GOP.


Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (wCmLp)

282 Learned to count to ten and how to ask for a train ticket to Athens.


I can say good morning, afternoon, night; please and thank you; and hi doll how are you?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (fuK7c)

283 some are just lazy , iq aside, and some are able to lift themselves past their norm.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (r/xAU)

284 277 I think the actual numbers are wildly inaccurate, but the general positioning is about right. Biden is roughly the favorite, Sanders is sinking, and Warren and Harris are rising. Buttigieg remains the SWPL candidate. Everyone else is a essentially a zero.

Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:29 AM (ZfRYq)

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More and more polls are putting Biden's support between 20 and 30 percent.

I've always believed that the way to a win with a large field was maintaining 30-40% in enough contests.

I think we may be looking at a brokered convention.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (FbLDL)

285 Elections in the US are still basically a binary decision.

The least worse has been part of my decision process for decades.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (zFzxj)

286
I think we may be looking at a brokered convention.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (FbLDL)


How does that work?

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:32 AM (uLuPn)

287 I would hope we spend time vetting the old guards replacing whom we are able within states , more of a takeover of the republican but not doing the won't vote for deal, because all that does is give the progressives the ability to win and slaughter the country.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:32 AM (r/xAU)

288 By the way, I am very sorry to have missed the male fashion thread yesterday, and I am catching up on reading it now. I am not disappointed.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (aXucN)

289 one old friend has one "special" kid ... great kid she says ... but they now pay for him to stay in a supervised home, not sure if he has a job. One nephew used to do work for such homes as well ... so there are options for families that can't care for their kid forever, or want the child to have marginal independence.


But that is for the responsible and capable family, not for the general population of gangs or Central African illegals. Merit based immigration is essential ... but Dems want more dumb/dependent voters.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (Cus5s)

290 I hope for commie brokered convention. The violence will be glorious for all to see.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (kAmIN)

291 Now language lessons aren't necessary due to smartphones and online translators. Progress!

Posted by: kallisto at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (tGqH3)

292 286
I think we may be looking at a brokered convention.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (FbLDL)


How does that work?
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:32 AM (uLuPn)

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First ballot leads to no winner.

Second ballot lets super delegates vote the way they want. This could mean a winner on the second ballot (Biden, or Harris, maybe).

I'm not sure they'll vote as a block, though. And we could be looking at several more ballots and pure chaos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (FbLDL)

293 Nice picture CBD but how in the hell did you get Pixy to accept the name of the artist!?

Posted by: Tami at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (cF8AT)

294 Ok, question for the HordeMind.

Can state or local governments impose a tax on H1B hires?

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (wCmLp)

295 How does that work?
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:32 AM


When two Party bosses, who love each other very much, ...

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (2ZccL)

296 bluebell, i'm glad men get the same disappointing 'hip'fashions as we do.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (r/xAU)

297 I'm not sure they'll vote as a block, though. And we could be looking at several more ballots and pure chaos.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison


'68! '68! '68! '68!

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:35 AM (HDCbD)

298 You got a real purty mouth boy.

Posted by: Jim H at July 11, 2019 10:35 AM (VZQ7l)

299 Nice picture CBD but how in the hell did you get Pixy to accept the name of the artist!?
Posted by: Tami


Some cobs are more equal than other cobs.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:36 AM (HDCbD)

300 Isn't an 80 IQ a requirement for running for President in the Demonicrat Party?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:36 AM (m79Dg)

301
I'm not sure they'll vote as a block, though. And we could be looking at several more ballots and pure chaos.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (FbLDL)


It would be great if Antifa showed up and deja-viewed the 68 Democrat Convention.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (uLuPn)

302 Joe Rogan's latest podcast is with Andy Ngo.

Posted by: Augustine at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (BDZWU)

303 "Brokered conventions" exist only in visions inspired by the elves of malaria.

Unicorns & the Loch Ness Monster are seen far more often, but... Dream On (as Steve Tyler suggested)

Posted by: mnw at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (Cssks)

304 123 120
It would be interesting to know if normal distribution is actually the best fit to the distribution of intelligence.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (yL25O)

==========

First, come up with a good way of measuring intelligence.

Let the IQ test fights begin.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 09:57 AM (FbLDL)


The psychometricians I come in contact with hate Stanford-Binet IQ. It constantly gets readjusted and they constantly have to rejigger their data.

Whoever said IQ is a test of bandwidth is right. IQ is a test of your ability to handle and process a flow of information at some speed. The faster, the higher the IQ. Mind you, processing power doesn't equal ability or success; persistent, patient, hard workers can overcome low IQ.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (RD7QR)

305 300 Isn't an 80 IQ a requirement for running for President in the Demonicrat Party?
Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:36 AM (m79Dg)


Surely, it's a maximum IQ requirement.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (KUaJL)

306 I have an accounting story that proves I'm not very bright.

I went to business school and had to take a six credit accounting course the first semester. I was like fuck accounting, I hate it, I came here to study finance. I got a C.

Next semester when I was allowed to take finance it turned out that all the numbers came from accounting. I had to go back and teach it to myself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (fuK7c)

307 Pixy does understand most decimal HTML codes.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (2ZccL)

308 Isn't an 80 IQ a requirement for running for President in the Demonicrat Party?

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:36 AM (m79Dg)

<80

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (ykq7q)

309 282. Kalimera, kalispera? Did that last phrase work out for you?

Posted by: kallisto at July 11, 2019 10:37 AM (tGqH3)

310 Fire! Fire!

Lovely use of light in this painting. No boobs or Frazetta but still good stuff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:38 AM (bcbK8)

311 296 bluebell, i'm glad men get the same disappointing 'hip'fashions as we do.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (r/xAU)

Scuttlebut is that fashion is run by gay men. So you get boyish women as a physical ideal and feminine *insert appropriate fashion word here* for men.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:38 AM (p997d)

312 Blessed art the low in IQ, for they shalt clean out my septic system.--Didn't make the cut for the Sermon on the Mount.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (m79Dg)

313 Morning, all. I like this painting.

Really really not motivated to work today.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (Ez6QX)

314 have to rejigger"

That's rayciss.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (6qErC)

315 I have this sticker on one of my guitar cases:


"I learned everything I need to know in life by killing smart people and eating their brains."

*shifty eyes*

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (HaL55)

316 I've always believed that the way to a win with a large field was maintaining 30-40% in enough contests.

I think we may be looking at a brokered convention.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (FbLDL)


No contests yet so hard to say at this point. Trump's early polling was not great. He finished 2d in Iowa behind Cruz.

Biden's real problem is that the 3 behind him represent essentially the same voter pool - not a huge difference between Warren and Sanders, and Harris and Warren voters might as well flip a coin.

So he benefits from the 3 of them (and another 20!) splitting the vote - but the field will tighten.




Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (ZfRYq)

317 264 248 What's an egg shaped penis look like?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:23 AM (2LelM)


Is this question on the I.Q. test?
---------------------------
No. It comes from testimony of young girls servicing Epstein describing his cock. Are malformed penises the cause of all sociopathy?
Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 10:27 AM (2LelM)

Well, I guess that depends on how useful the malformation is, right?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (RD7QR)

318 Hip fashion is best fashion.

Posted by: Sir Mix-A-Lot at July 11, 2019 10:40 AM (2ZccL)

319 bluebell, i'm glad men get the same disappointing 'hip'fashions as we do.
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (r/xAU)
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I've gotten to the point in the thread where ace has decided he could make $20K by inventing "ironic" murses made out of old 70s' lunchboxes. Can't wait to see where that goes.

Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:40 AM (aXucN)

320 Someguy: They do, and I tell them honestly that I can't really help them because I'm not a tax accountant.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:40 AM (oZ6kz)

321 **shudders**

It's very slow for work right now, which means I am going to be buried very soon.

2 o'clock can't get here soon enough.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:41 AM (BmxiN)

322 Scuttlebut is that fashion is run by gay men. So you get boyish women as a physical ideal and feminine *insert appropriate fashion word here* for men.
Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:38 AM (p997d)

Have you seen the latest fashion accessory for men? The Murse. It's fabulous!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:41 AM (m79Dg)

323 Kalimera, kalispera? Did that last phrase work out for you?

Kali nithte, and yasu kukla?

Nope, hasn't worked out yet but it's the kind of thing you want in your saddlebag.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:41 AM (fuK7c)

324 I don't know about that but Lucy Pinder has her some very deep cleavage I'd like to ponder for a while.
Posted by: Count de Monet


Okay, I admit, I searched on Lucy Pinder. Nanny filters were off. Oh, my.

But, one non___ result was her entry in "Boobpedia, the encyclopedia of big boobs."

There's a Boobpedia? Of course there is.

Even funnier: When Boobpedia page popped up, Avast (free not payfor) popped up to warn that "people can see what you do online" (and so I should get their payfor version).

Hahaha. Not too concerned if people know I see nood boobies!

As long as they're not Epstein-preferred age boobies.

Speaking of: You know, I used to be interested in girls in the 14 to 16 year old range myself. Of course, I was 13 to 17 at the time....

Posted by: mindful webworker - click for vids blog at July 11, 2019 10:41 AM (LtSaI)

325 I have this sticker on one of my guitar cases:


"I learned everything I need to know in life by killing smart people and eating their brains."

*shifty eyes*
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (HaL55)

Got a biohazard sticker on one of mine.

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 10:42 AM (ykq7q)

326 294 Ok, question for the HordeMind.

Can state or local governments impose a tax on H1B hires?
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at July 11, 2019 10:34 AM (wCmLp)

Probably not. Federal preemption would likely be an issue. Also there are often state constitutional limitations on "special" laws that single out a particular person, entity or class.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:42 AM (NWiLs)

327 I know this painting. It was included as one of El Greco's paintings in a traveling exhibition shown at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, one of the largest collections of El Greco's paintings ever shown, which included some of his best-known works.

El Greco has risen and fallen out of favor and fashion more than any other master, I think. He's often been (unfairly) compared to Titian and Rubens, who were near-contemporaries and who were both technically perfect in execution while his style is/was considered rough and near-primitive by comparison. I think the comparison and criticism are unfair because El Greco aimed for the heart while both Titian and Rubens were--in my view--more oriented to the trappings of high-art sophistication.

El Greco rocks.

Posted by: troyriser at July 11, 2019 10:42 AM (mSO8Y)

328 I've gotten to the point in the thread where ace has decided he could make $20K by inventing "ironic" murses made out of old 70s' lunchboxes. Can't wait to see where that goes.


Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:40 AM (aXucN)


Or cigar boxes

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:42 AM (uLuPn)

329 Well, I guess that depends on how useful the malformation is, right?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (RD7QR)

Corkscrew, like a duck.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:43 AM (NWiLs)

330 one factor, I would guess, is that smarter people tend to be more altruistic, which can lead to disappointments. (Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people, so they look at the bigger picture, grasp the bigger concepts of liberty (?).


But those that struggle, maybe they find the alternative (less honest) self-centered paths to winning .... just win baby, BAMN. And they are happy with bashing good people in the head ... bike lock prof, or Mueller/Weissmann/Schumer ... lies to take down the patriots makes them giggle. (just a theory)

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 10:43 AM (Cus5s)

331 289 one old friend has one "special" kid ... great kid she says ... but they now pay for him to stay in a supervised home, not sure if he has a job. One nephew used to do work for such homes as well ... so there are options for families that can't care for their kid forever, or want the child to have marginal independence.


But that is for the responsible and capable family, not for the general population of gangs or Central African illegals. Merit based immigration is essential ... but Dems want more dumb/dependent voters.
Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 10:33 AM (Cus5s)

I have a cousin with Down's Syndrome. He lives in a group home and has a job at the grocery store as a bagger or something. His parents, my aunt and former uncle/dirtbag/minister are divorced and have basically washed their hands of him now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK8)

332 Re: IQ When I was younger, I used to assume I would score close to genius due to Dunning Kruger effect, (" i read books, I must be so smart!"), etc.

Now in my older age, I am slowly coming to the realization that I am most likely a highly functional mental retard. A 72 score wouldn't surprise me. It would likely fill me with pride as an overachiever, given my limited accomplishments.

Posted by: theATL at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (O8mjU)

333 Little Boy Blew


He needed the money

HO!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (JFO2v)

334 People already make purses out of old cigar boxes. I've seen it.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (BmxiN)

335 (Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*

May I start a fight?

(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

336 I have a cousin with Down's Syndrome. He lives in a group home and has a job at the grocery store as a bagger or something. His parents, my aunt and former uncle/dirtbag/minister are divorced and have basically washed their hands of him now.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

That's sad.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (Ez6QX)

337 316 No contests yet so hard to say at this point. Trump's early polling was not great. He finished 2d in Iowa behind Cruz.

Biden's real problem is that the 3 behind him represent essentially the same voter pool - not a huge difference between Warren and Sanders, and Harris and Warren voters might as well flip a coin.

So he benefits from the 3 of them (and another 20!) splitting the vote - but the field will tighten.




Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:39 AM (ZfRYq)

==========

Yeah, no votes and my "model" is probably oversimplified.

However, I just cannot see Biden pulling mid 20s support and walking away with the nomination. His support has done little else other than grow smaller since he entered the race.

And because of, what you said, that the rest of the field is fighting over the same subset of Democratic votes, there seems little room for growth for anyone until others start dropping out.

But if you're Kamala at 15% or so while no one else is more than 10 points ahead of you, do you drop out? I think that's an easy no. You could end up walking into the convention with delegates and get the second vote in your favor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (FbLDL)

338 There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

That's a shame.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:46 AM (uLuPn)

339 His parents, my aunt and former uncle/dirtbag/minister are divorced and have basically washed their hands of him now.

ugh, sorry to hear that. I hope other family members check in with him.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:46 AM (r/xAU)

340 I have a cousin with Down's Syndrome. He lives in a group home and has a job at the grocery store as a bagger or something. His parents, my aunt and former uncle/dirtbag/minister are divorced and have basically washed their hands of him now.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

Wow, what a couple of shitty people.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

341 Ah. Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος, one of my favorite painters.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (xSo9G)

342 Fashion designers def hate women. And hate men who like to look at women.

If it wasn't for yoga pants, which always tell the truth, current day fashion would be a wasteland.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (bcbK8)

343 What did socialists use before candles to light up the night?
Electricity.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (pw+jk)

344 338 There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

That's a shame.
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:46 AM (uLuPn)

...

It's murder.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (yL25O)

345 There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

That's a shame.
Posted by: ALH

----

I've heard it's 90% worldwide. Don't know if that is accurate but in any case -

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (+F2XQ)

346 I'm surprised this is an El Greco, it doesn't have the elongated proportions I associate with him. I love the way he uses soft colors in the dim light and portrays shadows to make the painting. Very effective. While I'm hardly an expert on these matters, I can't recall another artist of that time using the black background to intensify the picture. I wonder if this was an influence on Rembrandt a generation or two later.

Posted by: JTB at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (bmdz3)

347 Why the eff am I getting tire ads on here that are in Spanish?

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (Ez6QX)

348 The idea that we need armies of foreign tech workers to fill a supposed short fall is bulshit.


Universities turn out 500k stem graduates per year.

And yet we have a supposed shortfall?

Bollacks.


Its the GOP funneling foreign slave labor to their paymasters.


The GOP is a disgrace.

Posted by: Radical Centrist at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (VEBZJ)

349 Can state or local governments impose a tax on H1B hires? "

In some cases, yes. VA for example, does tax.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (6qErC)

350 Speaking of Lucy Ponder, has TRJM ever done a review of Strippers vs Werewolves?

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (JgA4k)

351 340 I have a cousin with Down's Syndrome. He lives in a group home and has a job at the grocery store as a bagger or something. His parents, my aunt and former uncle/dirtbag/minister are divorced and have basically washed their hands of him now.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:44 AM (bcbK

Wow, what a couple of shitty people.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:46 AM (NWiLs)

yeah, my uncle the Lutheran Minister is a long-time Liberal, we used to get into it on politics. He finally dumped my aunt and the church and his kids to hook up with a girl 20 years younger than him.

My aunt is dead broke and lives off and on with my parents. So maybe the group home is the best thing for my cousin after all.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (bcbK8)

352 347 Why the eff am I getting tire ads on here that are in Spanish?

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (Ez6QX)


I think the computer can read my mind. Sometimes I just think of something and it pops up, even though I haven't searched it.

How do they do that?

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:49 AM (uLuPn)

353 345 There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

That's a shame.
Posted by: ALH

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I've heard it's 90% worldwide. Don't know if that is accurate but in any case -
Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (+F2XQ)

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Was it Denmark that eliminated Down's Syndrome in the country through abortion?

I'd love to see a progressive go from hugging a Down's Syndrome person as totally worthy of life then turn around and talk about how awesome Denmark's abortion laws are. There's a greater than 0% chance that their heads might explode.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:49 AM (FbLDL)

354 That would be Lucy Pinder

Posted by: Northern Lurker, irritable, so very irritable. Have I mentioned I'm irritable? at July 11, 2019 10:49 AM (JgA4k)

355
Alternate Title: Democrats trying to reignite intetest in the Mueller report.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (PtOP4)

356 Life is relatively easier for social people

I am a social misanthrope. I can be friendly and happy in a setting so long as I have chosen it (and I've had the right amount of booze).

Otherwise, I don't like people and I don't like to do things other than brood and drink.

Ironically, as much of a poison as the internet is, it makes my "social" life a great deal easier.

It reminds me of Tschiakowsky and his benefactress, Nadezha von Meck, who gave hom money provided he never tried to meet her. He wrote her many, many letters, but never spoke to her in person.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (BmxiN)

357 335 (Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*

May I start a fight?

(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

I would argue that throughout one's life being smart and/or sociable makes life easier. Good social skills seem to be the more valuable of the two for the time being.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (p997d)

358 Not art. This is supposed to be the art thread, and THAT isn't art.

Posted by: Acoholic Asshole Shut In at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (CPk08)

359 I had never heard of Lucy Pinder but according to bing the poor girl can't afford clothes.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (fuK7c)

360 Egg shape...what? Maybe that's what turned Epstein to young girls who he thought wouldn't know better.

Posted by: kallisto at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (tGqH3)

361 Like taking care of old people after they stop working? That feels like a family obligation and not something government should fund.
------
Another reason my mom lives with us...

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (9iLHi)

362 357 I would argue that throughout one's life being smart and/or sociable makes life easier. Good social skills seem to be the more valuable of the two for the time being.
Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (p997d)

==========

Junior is a thousand times more sociable than I am, and he doesn't have Dolley's anxiety. He's also smart.

I have hope for his future.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (FbLDL)

363 yeah, my uncle the Lutheran Minister is a long-time Liberal, we used to get into it on politics. He finally dumped my aunt and the church and his kids to hook up with a girl 20 years younger than him.

My aunt is dead broke and lives off and on with my parents. So maybe the group home is the best thing for my cousin after all.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (bcbK

That's just awful. Your cousin probably is better off, but it's still all kinds of wrong.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (NWiLs)

364 But if you're Kamala at 15% or so while no one else is more than 10 points ahead of you, do you drop out? I think that's an easy no. You could end up walking into the convention with delegates and get the second vote in your favor.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (FbLDL)


I still doubt a brokered convention but if there is one it will be between those that make it to the convention. The ones that get there will be the leading candidate, those that are stubborn, and those that can afford it.

The current top 4 I don't think can carry a campaign all the way to the convention. MAYBE 2 of them can.




Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (ZfRYq)

365 Was it Denmark that eliminated Down's Syndrome in the country through abortion?


Iceland.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (fuK7c)

366 357 335 (Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*

May I start a fight?

(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

I would argue that throughout one's life being smart and/or sociable makes life easier. Good social skills seem to be the more valuable of the two for the time being.
Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (p997d)

Likability trumps everything.

If people like you, they cut you slack, give you jobs, blowjobs, etc.

Social skills are more important than academic skills

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (bcbK8)

367 Denmark should reinstate the Ettastupp.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (AURKQ)

368 >>There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

There is a group home a few blocks from me. I see groups of them out walking in the neighborhood with the care workers all the time.

Some are more profoundly retarded than others and don't communicate but others will say hi if you say hi to them. All things considered they seem to have a decent life.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (K/2j/)

369 363 yeah, my uncle the Lutheran Minister is a long-time Liberal, we used to get into it on politics. He finally dumped my aunt and the church and his kids to hook up with a girl 20 years younger than him.

My aunt is dead broke and lives off and on with my parents. So maybe the group home is the best thing for my cousin after all.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (bcbK

That's just awful. Your cousin probably is better off, but it's still all kinds of wrong.
Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (NWiLs)

It's a fallen world, my brother.

I still have a grudge against Minnesota Lutherans

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (bcbK8)

370 Posted by: Tom T. Hall ... at July 11, 2019 09:44 AM (BmxiN)

Greek lad and the singer of "Sneaky Snake"?
Egads!

Posted by: Downcast at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (35nfN)

371 Now in my older age, I am slowly coming to the realization that I am
most likely a highly functional mental retard. A 72 score wouldn't
surprise me. It would likely fill me with pride as an overachiever,
given my limited accomplishments.


Same here. I have a Simian crease, which is all sorts of fun if you have friends who can read palms.

I take great pride in being a True Moron.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (HaL55)

372 364
I still doubt a brokered convention but if there is one it will be between those that make it to the convention. The ones that get there will be the leading candidate, those that are stubborn, and those that can afford it.

The current top 4 I don't think can carry a campaign all the way to the convention. MAYBE 2 of them can.




Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (ZfRYq)

===========

I'm just hoping that Tom Steyer's jump into the race spends 9 figures of his own money, strips votes away from the top four, and leads to pure chaos before the convention even begins.

Probably not, though. He'll probably flame out before Iowa. But I can hope.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (FbLDL)

373 TJM

Iceland

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (ZCfi+)

374 I would argue that throughout one's life being smart and/or sociable makes life easier. Good social skills seem to be the more valuable of the two for the time being.
Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (p997d)

Sounds about right.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (NWiLs)

375 I consider El Greco the father of Modern Art. His color palette and elongated figures were definitely unique in his period.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (zFzxj)

376 Another reason my mom lives with us...
Posted by: lin-duh

----

What a blessing! I begged my mom to move in with us. She "didn't want to be a burden".

I almost got it done with the promise to make her apple dumplings. But, alas.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (+F2XQ)

377 It reminds me of Tschiakowsky and his benefactress, Nadezha von Meck, who gave hom money provided he never tried to meet her. He wrote her many, many letters, but never spoke to her in person.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Some guys have all the luck.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (HDCbD)

378 369
It's a fallen world, my brother.

I still have a grudge against Minnesota Lutherans
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (bcbK

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First draft of Blues Brothers, apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (FbLDL)

379 how would you eliminate down syndrome without also offing the gene carriers?

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (r/xAU)

380 377 It reminds me of Tschiakowsky and his benefactress, Nadezha von Meck, who gave hom money provided he never tried to meet her. He wrote her many, many letters, but never spoke to her in person.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


Some guys have all the luck.
Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (HDCbD)

=========

Until you consider the hand cramping.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:54 AM (FbLDL)

381 379 how would you eliminate down syndrome without also offing the gene carriers?
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (r/xAU)

Don't give them any ideas.

...

actually, on second thought, the gene carriers are also the ones doing the aborting, so eff 'em.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 10:54 AM (AURKQ)

382 Was it Denmark that eliminated Down's Syndrome in the country through abortion?

Iceland.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (fuK7c)

Not true! All those with Down's Syndrome left Iceland because it was too fucking boring. Have you ever partied with a Mongoloid? Insanity city!

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (m79Dg)

383 o nevermind, just one more thing for me to lose my mind in discussion. i'm glad my family genes say i will die early.

no lie.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (r/xAU)

384 I thought I was going to Greece one year so I got a language tape to listen to on the drive to work. Learned to count to ten and how to ask for a train ticket to Athens. Never did make it to Greece.
Posted by: kallisto

Not everybody can order 10 train tickets to Athens !

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (arJlL)

385 Why the eff am I getting tire ads on here that are in Spanish?"

Your search for "Mexican Weathergirls" last week?

/NSA Bob

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (6qErC)

386 Now in my older age, I am slowly coming to the realization that I am
most likely a highly functional mental retard. A 72 score wouldn't
surprise me. It would likely fill me with pride as an overachiever,
given my limited accomplishments.
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If you realize this then then you aren't retarded...just an imbecile /// (totally joking here, I'm not a troll)

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (9iLHi)

387 Same here. I have a Simian crease, which is all sorts of fun if you have friends who can read palms.

I take great pride in being a True Moron.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy

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Wow - me too. So did my Down's Syndrome uncle.

Things are starting to make more sense now . . .

Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (+F2XQ)

388 378 369
It's a fallen world, my brother.

I still have a grudge against Minnesota Lutherans
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (bcbK

=========

First draft of Blues Brothers, apparently.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:53 AM (FbLDL)

Thank God no one remade that movie. Or made a shitty sequel.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (bcbK8)

389 Warai-otoko, that's where I was at, and decided i'm just not going to go there.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (r/xAU)

390 286
I think we may be looking at a brokered convention.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:30 AM (FbLDL)
How does that work?
Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:32 AM (uLuPn)

In today's political climate - they don't. It's going to be one of the most spectacular trainwrecks since Chicago, 1968, most likely.

In the 19th Century brokered conventions could work because Political Parties really were run by a relatively small number of Political bosses (at most a few dozen) who controlled political machines in their territories and who could deliver votes for whoever they were told to deliver votes for. In that kind of system, they could get together in a smoke filled room, cut a deal that gave everyone who mattered some kind of payoff, and then they could all go out and deliver the votes they promised.

That world is long, long gone. What Democrats are trying to control now is much more like Robespierre's Mobs marching through Paris. You don't "compromise" with them, they don't cut deals. They rampage on like a pack of rabid hyenas until they burn themselves out.

They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (Kpl3J)

391 I was actually really social as a kid. I've found old correspondence between my parents and teachers talking about me being *too* social, that I was a natural leader, that kids flocked to me. That definitely didn't stick. Probably because I became a typically angsty teen and never quite got over the phase of resenting most of the rest of the world for being frauds and pious charlatans.

You know, because they actually are.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (oZ6kz)

392 I would argue that throughout one's life being smart and/or sociable makes life easier. Good social skills seem to be the more valuable of the two for the time being.
Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:50 AM (p997d)

Likability trumps everything.

If people like you, they cut you slack, give you jobs, blowjobs, etc.

Social skills are more important than academic skills
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (bcbK

Apparently I've been lacking in the likability department, with a few exceptions, then.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (NWiLs)

393 I could've sworn down syndrome was a spontaneous mutation.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (p997d)

394 Social skills are more important than academic skills
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:51 AM (bcbK

Education is overrated. The ability and willingness to learn are far more important.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (J+mig)

395 Thank God no one remade that movie. Or made a shitty sequel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (bcbK

"The Blues Sisters":

They play Jazz.

And they love Illinois Nazis.

And one of them was born a dude.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (AURKQ)

396 Thank God no one remade that movie. Or made a shitty sequel."

*blues brothers 2000*

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (6qErC)

397 Likability trumps everything.

If people like you, they cut you slack, give you jobs, blowjobs, etc.

Social skills are more important than academic skills
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


I am sociable at work because that is what pays me. Outside of work? The whole world can pretty much GFI.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (HDCbD)

398 383 o nevermind, just one more thing for me to lose my mind in discussion. i'm glad my family genes say i will die early.

no lie.
Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (r/xAU)

I had a grandfather die of a heart attack at 53.

It's something to aim for.

You, you're sticking around, kiddo. The world needs sweet, innocent, truck driving hotties.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (bcbK8)

399 353 345 There aren't as many Down's as there used to be. Most of them are aborted.

That's a shame.
Posted by: ALH

----

I've heard it's 90% worldwide. Don't know if that is accurate but in any case -
Posted by: Tonypete at July 11, 2019 10:47 AM (+F2XQ)

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Was it Denmark that eliminated Down's Syndrome in the country through abortion?

I'd love to see a progressive go from hugging a Down's Syndrome person as totally worthy of life then turn around and talk about how awesome Denmark's abortion laws are. There's a greater than 0% chance that their heads might explode.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:49 AM (FbLDL)

...

Those amniosentisis (sp?) tests are far from accurate.

We know two couples who got false positives. The did not abort, so they know the tests were wrong.

Lots of stress in-between the test and when they got the news the test was wrong (by delivering a healthy baby) though in one case the test led to a high tear in the amniotic sac and bed rest and huge risk of infection.

So that 90% elimination of down syndrome babies also swept in a whole lot of healthy babies.

Don't do those damn tests, people. They're dangerous and worthless.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (yL25O)

400 Hellooooooo once again, nurse!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

401 Same here. I have a Simian crease, which is all sorts of fun if you have friends who can read palms.

I take great pride in being a True Moron.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:52 AM (HaL55)

Brow ridge?.....that would be fun.

Posted by: BignJames at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (ykq7q)

402 347 Why the eff am I getting tire ads on here that are in Spanish?

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:48 AM (Ez6QX)

Because you don't use AdBlocker?

Posted by: Tami at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (cF8AT)

403 actually, on second thought, the gene carriers are also the ones doing the aborting, so eff 'em.


that's not actually how it works, however.

it is more the result of damaged genetic material, more likely from the male side (sperm with poor morphology) because messed-up eggs don't tend to fertilize, whereas not-quite-right sperm can often still manage to fertilize an egg. worse yet if you are using fertility treatments and have undiagnosed or borderline sperm quality. your risk of chromosomal abnormalities goes way up.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (Rarvo)

404
Donald J. Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Dow just hit 27,000 for first time EVER!

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (BqBId)

405 Probably because I became a typically angsty teen and never quite got over the phase of resenting most of the rest of the world for being frauds and pious charlatans.

You know, because they actually are.
Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (oZ6kz)

That's not typical teenage angst, it's just learning to see the world as it truly is than as you want it to be.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (J+mig)

406 Wow - me too. So did my Down's Syndrome uncle.



Things are starting to make more sense now . . .


Yeah, that 'splains a lot.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (HaL55)

407 I could've sworn down syndrome was a spontaneous mutation.


I believe that's correct and hence there are no "carriers".

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (fuK7c)

408 390 They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (Kpl3J)

=========

They need a clear winner with a majority before the convention, I think.

If Biden gets the plurality and ends up with the nomination, I could imagine some parts of the party's left wing causing trouble.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (FbLDL)

409 Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21.
--
you're right.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (r/xAU)

410 We have Down's Syndrome and lower IQ people baggin groceries at the local stores. Super nice all the time and to be truthful, show more intelligence than the union checkers.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (pw+jk)

411 395 Thank God no one remade that movie. Or made a shitty sequel.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (bcbK

"The Blues Sisters":

They play Jazz.

And they love Illinois Nazis.

And one of them was born a dude.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (AURKQ)

396 Thank God no one remade that movie. Or made a shitty sequel."

*blues brothers 2000*
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:56 AM (6qErC)

Terrible, terrible timeline.

I'm going back to the Berenstein Bears one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (bcbK8)

412 385 Why the eff am I getting tire ads on here that are in Spanish?"

Your search for "Mexican Weathergirls" last week?

/NSA Bob
Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 11, 2019 10:55 AM (6qErC)

a.) I'm a straight girl.
b.) My co-worker asked me yesterday how to spell "gracias" so I can only assume teh interweb ad machines are bugging my office.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (Ez6QX)

413 > How do you pronounce the artist's name?
And now you know why the Spaniards just called him "The Greek".
There apparently weren't enough Greeks around at the time that they needed to prefix "the Greek" with "Nick" or "Jimmy".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (JUUk1)

414 I could've sworn down syndrome was a spontaneous mutation.

you would be correct!

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (Rarvo)

415 Down's is an extra chromosome.

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (uLuPn)

416 Likability trumps everything.
-------
I'm likable....... until you get to know me.

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (9iLHi)

417 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (zFzxj)

418 That youtube vid in the sidebar-- I feel as conned watching that guy ramble as I would if I was dumb enough to send bimbette a penny for her instagram idiocy. Is the way to success to now be an absolute waste case?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (oVJmc)

419 399
So that 90% elimination of down syndrome babies also swept in a whole lot of healthy babies.

Don't do those damn tests, people. They're dangerous and worthless.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (yL25O)

===========

We did the test on baby currently in the oven.

Dolley said before hand, "It won't matter. We'll keep it anyway. But we just want to know."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (FbLDL)

420 That world is long, long gone. What Democrats are trying to control now is much more like Robespierre's Mobs marching through Paris. You don't "compromise" with them, they don't cut deals. They rampage on like a pack of rabid hyenas until they burn themselves out.

They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Are we going to get violence, ala the 1968 Convention?

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HDCbD)

421 I guess the disorder comes not from the gene, but the illness of the carrier in thinking killing is the answer for a happier life

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (r/xAU)

422 They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Are we going to get violence, ala the 1968 Convention?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HDCbD)

Don't tease me

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (bcbK8)

423 "Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*
May I start a fight?(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people" Bander'

OK, well that is maybe also true. Parts of life are easier for smart people ... those that struggle in school choose an alternate path to success, which is maybe social network dependent? And manipulating the social group becomes its own thang ... (the popular cheerleader or jock) whereas the more nerdy holds more altruistic values ... and hence ... the disappointments ...


I'm just tossing out the concept ... it is not from any study. Smart people can also be taught to be social -- certainly family and community involve learning important social skills.


I was looking for the reason the smarter people do not end up happy, all the time. What sets them apart from the happier middle? Or is no one generally happier? I'd guess those stuck in NPC mode can be generally happy with their tech'ed up drone lives ... but not much "fulfillment"?

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (Cus5s)

424 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?

Is that the "two thousand Private Eye test ?"

Posted by: JT at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (arJlL)

425 417 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (zFzxj)

Minnesota again....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (bcbK8)

426 Cato, no, you're right, it's also just the loss of childhood enthusiasm and innocence - you get introduced to reality and figure out that life isn't a cartoon or a video game, and most people suck. I consider it angst because in my case I can't take credit for any profound insight into the truth of the human condition - my parents died and I just started hating everything. And by the time I was ready to stop hating everything, I re-assessed the world and came to the conclusion that I was basically on the right track already.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (oZ6kz)

427 life is not easier for the very smart. maybe it is for the above average

but it's not at all easy for the unusually intelligent

which is why we drink too much and use drugs lol

Posted by: BlackOrchid at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Rarvo)

428 Punk monkey is up.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (gC2IV)

429 422 They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Are we going to get violence, ala the 1968 Convention?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HDCbD)

Don't tease me
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (bcbK

==========

Unless the field clears and they get a clear majority winner, I would actually expect some level of trouble. Perhaps violence.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (FbLDL)

430
Next semester when I was allowed to take finance it turned out that all the numbers came from accounting. I had to go back and teach it to myself.
-------------------------
Accounting is the language of business. Economics is the brain of business. Finance is the messy stuff that fucks everything up.

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (2LelM)

431 If Biden gets the plurality and ends up with the nomination, I could imagine some parts of the party's left wing causing trouble.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (FbLDL)

Imagine the 2016 Republican race, if Trump had won most of the primaries, but instead the convention used "superdelegates" to give the nomination to Jeb.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

432 Education is overrated. The ability and willingness to learn are far more important.

Just being interested in a subject enough to find out more about it is plenty these days. It's much easier to be an autodidact now than ever before thanks to that Intarwebz thingy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #Progressivism=Socialism at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (HaL55)

433 424 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?

Is that the "two thousand Private Eye test ?"
Posted by: JT at July 11, 2019 11:00 AM (arJlL)


MMPI FOADDY-FIE !!!!!!!

Posted by: "Mad" Maxine Waters at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (AURKQ)

434 They may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Are we going to get violence, ala the 1968 Convention?
Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (HDCbD)

Only if they have the convention in Chicago. Or, Baltimore. OK, NYC. And Detroit. Never mind.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (m79Dg)

435 I dunno. The smarter people are, the more prone to depression and madness they seem to be, so I'm guessing it's more of a curse than a gift.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 11, 2019 11:02 AM (AzW6q)

436 b.) My co-worker asked me yesterday how to spell "gracias" so I can only assume teh interweb ad machines are bugging my office.
Posted by: Jordan61


My wife asked me why I was wearing my everyday carry gun at home. I told her, "decepticons".

She laughed. I laughed. The toaster laughed. I shot the toaster.

Good times. Good times.

Posted by: rickb223 at July 11, 2019 11:02 AM (HDCbD)

437 Nood Come see the monkey

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 11:02 AM (uLuPn)

438 Smooches, Insom!

I'd rather be sipping coffee upstairs with you.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at July 11, 2019 11:02 AM (ZCfi+)

439 416 Likability trumps everything.
-------
I'm likable....... until you get to know me.
Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (9iLHi)

A. I doubt the second half
B. I had a former friend in college who WAS like that. Made a good first impression but the more you knew him, the more you realized what a needy, lying, annoying grifter he was.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Angry, Radical, Anti-Liberal, and Dangerous Lion: buy ammo at July 11, 2019 11:02 AM (bcbK8)

440 Just wondering if people who have taken the test believe it was an accurate assessment.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (zFzxj)

441 335 (Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*

May I start a fight?

(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)

As somebody with social anxiety/AvPD and high-functioning Asberger's I can ruefully confirm this. It's better to be a good networker than to be reasonably smart. That's just how it is. (If you're smart AND sociable AND focused the world is your oyster. Depending on how you feel about shellfish.)

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (RD7QR)

442 Yes, I believe my MMPI traits were Emoting, Feeling, Horny, and Hungry.

Posted by: Broseidon - New Work Computer, Same Work Ethic at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (oZ6kz)

443 On the topic of false positives. A test that is 99% accurate will give false positives 1% of the time. If the issue emerges in 0.5% of the population, two thirds, or 1 out of 1.5%, of those said to have the disease will be false positives.

Posted by: Someguy at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (p997d)

444 409 Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused when abnormal cell division results in an extra full or partial copy of chromosome 21.
--
------------------------
Is that why they call it Disco 21 back in the day?

Posted by: Puddin Head at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (2LelM)

445 I've gotten to the point in the thread where ace has decided he could make $20K by inventing "ironic" murses made out of old 70s' lunchboxes. Can't wait to see where that goes.


Posted by: bluebell at July 11, 2019 10:40 AM (aXucN)


Or cigar boxes

Posted by: ALH at July 11, 2019 10:42 AM


***

I'd add tool boxes. Millennials would have no idea what they were but would buy them for the novelty of it.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (axyOa)

446 419 399
So that 90% elimination of down syndrome babies also swept in a whole lot of healthy babies.

Don't do those damn tests, people. They're dangerous and worthless.
Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 10:57 AM (yL25O)

===========

We did the test on baby currently in the oven.

Dolley said before hand, "It won't matter. We'll keep it anyway. But we just want to know."
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:59 AM (FbLDL)

...

I get that rationale.

Having walked through unnecessary stress and danger with two friends convinced me that the downsides are huge.

Posted by: TexasDan at July 11, 2019 11:03 AM (yL25O)

447 Older the parents are the higher the chances of Down Syndrome. My brother inlaw is down syndrome. Husband's stepmom was in her 40's, dad was early 50's, and they did fertility treatments.
We just did some blood work and sonograms for health reasons. No amnio because of the risks and abortion was never an options no matter what the test said.

Posted by: lin-duh @ werk at July 11, 2019 11:04 AM (9iLHi)

448 hey may try to "broker" a candidate at the convention, but no one is going to compromise - that convention is going to blow up like a 20 megaton nuke. They can't help themselves, that's who they are.

--------

I halfway suspect that the DNC is encouraging a big field to go as hard as they can, so they can go to a second round, and obviate the rules-change that keeps the superdelegates out of the first round.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 11, 2019 11:04 AM (AzW6q)

449 noo noo noo noo nooood
This way to the monkey house ---->
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=381955

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450 If people like you, they cut you slack, give you jobs, blowjobs, etc.

This explains quite a lot about my life.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 11, 2019 11:04 AM (BmxiN)

451 417 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (zFzxj)

[Raises hand] INTP. Of course. I'll die alone but I'll have lots of books.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

452 If Biden gets the plurality and ends up with the nomination, I could imagine some parts of the party's left wing causing trouble.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Read some Movie Thoughts and Buy Crystal Embers Today! at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (FbLDL)


Trump was a unique phenomenon, but people said the same thing about the 2016 Republican Convention - it was going to be brokered, there would be trouble if he were nominated, blah, blah, blah.

I am not convinced that Biden continues to hold the lead once the voting starts. Or that once the voting starts, the die is cast. I think Jeb! led (national) polling prior to Iowa, and he finished 6th there, and after that his candidacy was over.

Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (ZfRYq)

453 Imagine the 2016 Republican race, if Trump had won most of the primaries, but instead the convention used "superdelegates" to give the nomination to Jeb.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 11, 2019 11:01 AM (Kpl3J)

Wasn't Jeb's wife originally an illegal immigrant? He saw her in one of those sexy maid outfits cleaning the toilets in Dad's house and he heard angels sing! OK, maybe it was demons. It was the Bush family.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (m79Dg)

454 never taken a test for mmpi, but I think many have different faces. are they truly separate I dunno.

I call mine moods, because i'm special that way.

a joke!

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (r/xAU)

455 417 How many of you have taken the MMPI test?
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at July 11, 2019 10:58 AM (zFzxj)


ENTJ which is the best one to be!

(my little Myers-Briggs joke).

Posted by: blaster at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (ZfRYq)

456 [Raises hand] INTP. Of course. I'll die alone but I'll have lots of books.
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at July 11, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

we'll come hang out with you.

because books. so never alone

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:06 AM (r/xAU)

457 Early) Life is relatively easier for smarter people


*clears throat*

May I start a fight?

(Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 11, 2019 10:45 AM (fuK7c)


I think this depends on what you mean by "Early Life."

School - specifically classes - are definitely easier for smart kids up to college, and that's a major part of your early life, but the social situations definitely aren't.

I suspect this results in kids self-sorting into putting more emphasis into the parts that are easier for them. A smart kid is going to spend more time studying, and doing intellectual activities because it's easier for them, so from their perspective, this is most of their early life. A social person will be spending less time doing that, but they're spending more time doing social things, so that ends up dominating their early life.

So they're both true... from a certain point of view.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at July 11, 2019 11:06 AM (KUaJL)

458 (Early) Life is relatively easier for social people.

Choose sides.
Posted by: Bandersnatch

why would this be a fighting matter? as we are all thrown into social (school early and often) so easier for that period seems to make sense.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:09 AM (r/xAU)

459 >>I was looking for the reason the smarter people do not end up happy, all the time. What sets them apart from the happier middle? Or is no one generally happier? I'd guess those stuck in NPC mode can be generally happy with their tech'ed up drone lives ... but not much "fulfillment"?

Outside of organic problems, happiness is largely a choice. Many people choose to make themselves miserable by always focusing on what's wrong and ignoring anything good or writing it off as an anomaly.

If you sit around all day and bathe in doom like, er, here, you will make yourself miserable. But if you focus on the good and view progress as a process and not an end you will be happier.

It has nothing to do with intelligence. There are plenty of happy intelligent people and dumb people. It's up to the individual whether they want to be positive and happy or negative and miserable.

Choose wisely.

Posted by: JackStraw at July 11, 2019 11:09 AM (K/2j/)

460 > In the 19th Century brokered conventions could work
While it's been a while since a brokered convention, it's happened a lot more recently than the 19th Century.
The most recent one (coincidentally for both parties) was 1952.
The Republicans went in with 10 candidates, of whom 5 got votes on the first ballot. Eisenhower did not have a majority on the first ballot, but after shifts he did.

The Democrats went in with 15 candidates. 16 people got votes on the first ballot (one wasn't a declared candidate). It took 3 ballots to name Adlai Stevenson, who was NOT the person who had the most votes on the first ballots (that was Estes Kefauver).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 11, 2019 11:10 AM (JUUk1)

461 There are plenty of happy intelligent people and dumb people. It's up to the individual whether they want to be positive and happy or negative and miserable.

Choose wisely.
Posted by: JackStraw at July 11, 2019 11:09 AM (K/2j/)

I know this has some merit, yet we find through history horrid life happenstance .

so happy if your child was abducted (or you were) happy even though millions of your tribe was murdered?

so I do find myself working through that situation/possibilies these days .

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:12 AM (r/xAU)

462 I do think however some people can ignore or put aside current events and look on the bright side, and that is healthier at least temporarily.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:14 AM (r/xAU)

463 > Wasn't Jeb's wife originally an illegal immigrant?

Nope. He met her in Mexico while he was volunteering to build a school there.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 11, 2019 11:14 AM (JUUk1)

464 laughing at myself, i'm everything Jack says, but in fairness to me, I need Solid information and action ! that makes me feel , Yes Feel , we can correct the projection of repeating history.

Posted by: willow at July 11, 2019 11:16 AM (r/xAU)

465 DJIA: 27,040

Posted by: Sooner at July 11, 2019 11:17 AM (Fs5vw)

466 "It has nothing to do with intelligence. There are
plenty of happy intelligent people and dumb people. It's up to the
individual whether they want to be positive and happy or negative and
miserable. Choose wisely."Posted by: JackStraw


in competitive sports, there is constant struggle, but reward. But winning is better. So in our political war, we need to stay involved, but can see evil winning much of the time (deepState, mobsters, and even worse outside USA)


I do things outside to enjoy life's glories as needed ... but that seems meaningless without being in "the spiritual/political fight" for our liberty. It is mostly a choice ... but fighting the good fight needs to make a person happy (fulfilled), regardless of the evils of the swamps. NPC "happiness" is what the left is offering, imo.


or something like that ... positive thinking, but righteous anger ... being in the competition is more rewarding than escaping ... but staying out of quagmires ... mental discipline .. also needed.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 11, 2019 11:27 AM (Cus5s)

467 Alternate title : "Don't bogart my ember, man"

Posted by: mrp at July 11, 2019 11:32 AM (Pqytn)

468 I'd be more impressed if he blew on a candle and lit Amber.

Posted by: saf at July 11, 2019 12:45 PM (5IHGB)

469 Blow job of the week.

Posted by: saf at July 11, 2019 12:45 PM (5IHGB)

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