Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Billy Bones
Newell Convers Wyeth

Okay, I'll admit it. These paintings (illustrations?) scared me. I read my dad's old copy of Treasure Island when I was a kid, and it had the original art...

Posted by: CBD at 09:20 AM




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1 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 09:21 AM (SMh/7)

2 not Corgis called

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:21 AM (q80AH)

3 Dude looks like he's seen some freezing and thawing.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (SMh/7)

4 Gonna admit:

Muppet Treasure Island was always my favorite version of this story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (q80AH)

5 Me timbers are shivering

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (JFO2v)

6 He don't look happy.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (nNEcr)

7 hiya

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (arJlL)

8 That dude looks like he would "hoist the black flag.." with zero F's.

Posted by: Horus Hearsay at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (DB16e)

9 Ahoy!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (G546f)

10 The Black Spot!

Posted by: JAS at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (DBGf/)

11 Now THAT'S a pirate.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (rP4OC)

12 happy anniversary, cfo mom!

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (G546f)

13 Brass Schadenboner?

Posted by: Galil at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (Pzzpr)

14 I hate when you forget where you parked your ship.

Posted by: t-bird at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (QrTqV)

15 happy anniversary, cfo mom!
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book

Seconded !

I got willard

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (arJlL)

16 I get the feeling that fellow isn't as interested in rum and the lash.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (oVJmc)

17 An ugly mug.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (O+iVW)

18 needs a spa facial

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:24 AM (G546f)

19 Looks like he only used sunscreen on his forehead....

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (IttZ7)

20 Did anyone see this?

https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0362873/?ref_=tt_cl_t12

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (JFO2v)

21 One of my good friends has this painting over his fireplace.

The Wyeths are a pretty big deal around my parts. I personally prefer N.C.'s imaginative scenes of adventure to Andrews's bleakness, but I know many will disagree.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (N4xQB)

22 10
The Black Spot!

Posted by: JAS at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (DBGf/)


My dear British mum, who I've mentioned before, had lots of weird and irrational fears as a little girl. She was scared of being shanghaied; she was scared of being forced to be a "powder monkey" on a British warship; and she was terrified of someone giving her a Black Spot like in "Treasure Island."

I think my mom's parents exposed her to a bit too much British naval history and fiction as a baby.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (rP4OC)

23 He's got "Don't F*ck with me" written all over him!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (438dO)

24 Meh, amateur.

Posted by: Zombie Edward Teach at November 08, 2019 09:25 AM (IttZ7)

25 Now, matey, that be art, arrrgggghh!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 09:26 AM (BiNEL)

26 Do not fuck with this dude!

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 09:26 AM (U6CWW)

27 When I was a kid an aunt gave me a gorgeous copy of Treasure Island for a Christmas present. One of my favorite all time books.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:26 AM (ZLI7S)

28 25

arrrt

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:27 AM (G546f)

29 I have a copy of that book with the Wyeth illustrations. I bought a number of those reprinted books with his illustrations because I really like them.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 08, 2019 09:27 AM (hLRSq)

30 My, he looks salty!




Also: Happy 39th anniversary, cfo mom!

Posted by: Lizzy at November 08, 2019 09:27 AM (bDqIh)

31 Do you know, my first thought -- even before I saw the painting's title -- was Treasure Island. We had an illustrated edition at home when I was a kid. Strangely, I've never read it all the way through.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:27 AM (Ejm1K)

32 I think someone just tried to tell this dude that Epstein killed himself.

Posted by: WisRich at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (G0vdT)

33 27
When I was a kid an aunt gave me a gorgeous copy of Treasure Island for a Christmas present. One of my favorite all time books.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:26 AM (ZLI7S)


I want to find a really nice version of Treasure Island for when Baby MWR is born. He'll be too young to read it, but I'd like him to have it in his library so I can read it to him and then he can read it as he gets older. It's one of those books I think every child, especially every little boy, should read at least once.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (rP4OC)

34 "I personally prefer N.C.'s imaginative scenes of adventure to Andrews's bleakness, but I know many will disagree."

Me too. The joy of living was in N.C.'s paintings.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (hLRSq)

35 I am no art connoisseur, but I know I like this. A lot.

Posted by: Biergood at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (yb6r+)

36 I got willard

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 09:23 AM (arJlL)


You poor thing. No one should be forced to endure Mitt Romney this early in the morning.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (rP4OC)

37 Billy needs a good shave, and his attitude will improve.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (Ejm1K)

38 Treasure Island - back when life was hard, men were men and sheep were nervous.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (SMh/7)

39 It having been determined by my benefactor that a term of service at sea would make a man, I accordingly left Pinckley Hall in the company of Captain Ned, and put out from Bristol aboard his ship The Raging Queen.

Posted by: Miles Cowperthwaite+ at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (oVJmc)

40 37
Billy needs a good shave, and his attitude will improve.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (Ejm1K)


Gotta be hard shaving around that facial scar.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (rP4OC)

41 38 Treasure Island - back when life was hard, men were men and sheep were nervous.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (SMh/7)

=========

You should have seen the chickens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (q80AH)

42 Need a little zinc oxide on the nose there bud.

Posted by: WisRich at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (G0vdT)

43 Either he's going to whoop your ass or shove that thing he's holding up it. All while sporting a cape.

Posted by: JROD at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (e1wTh)

44 Argh, I pull my socks over my pantaloons!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (xfb67)

45 Billy's coat is quite tatty. Must not have packed any mothballs.

Posted by: Galil at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (Pzzpr)

46 One of my ancestors sold fake treasure maps after the War of Northern Aggression. His partner in crime was Sam Osborne's cousin. His name was William Napoleon Bonaparte Spurlock. I always wondered if that was where Stevenson got the name for Billy Bones.

Posted by: Linn Ridge at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (ECrgQ)

47 Trump's ancestors were very serious about building golf resorts! That's some prime property.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (E7svB)

48 >>I want to find a really nice version of Treasure Island for when Baby MWR is born. He'll be too young to read it, but I'd like him to have it in his library so I can read it to him and then he can read it as he gets older. It's one of those books I think every child, especially every little boy, should read at least once.

Couldn't agree more. But be careful, it might inspire a life of a sailor.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (ZLI7S)

49 Needs an AR-15.

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

50 Couldn't agree more. But be careful, it might inspire a life of a sailor.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:30 AM (ZLI7S)


This is true. Which would be bad since I've got an irrational fear of deep water. :\ Kiddo will probably pounce on the opportunity to get away from mom, though. lol!

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (rP4OC)

51 might inspire a life of a sailor

Like Barnacle Bill?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (gPZ9i)

52 @42 WisRich-doesn't use zinc oxide, uses blood from his last victim. Zinc is for sissies.

Posted by: JROD at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (e1wTh)

53 There's nothing irrational about a fear of the ocean. It definitely wants to kill you.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (xfb67)

54 49
Needs an AR-15.

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)


That spyglass is missing a black shoulder thing that goes up.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (rP4OC)

55 You poor thing. No one should be forced to endure Mitt Romney this early in the morning.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:28 AM (rP4OC)

I was thinking willard had something to do with a rat...

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (G546f)

56 Way Hay, up she rises!
https://youtu.be/qGyPuey-1Jw

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:33 AM (gPZ9i)

57 Thanks vmom.

We like to joke when asked how long we've been married. "Well we got married in 1980, so. . . (act like we're calculating the math) 25 happy years!)

Posted by: cfo mom at November 08, 2019 09:33 AM (RfzVr)

58 The next time I have to do something I hate, like go to a job interview or visit my mother-in-law, I'm going to stare at this for 10 minutes before I leave the house.

Posted by: Biergood at November 08, 2019 09:33 AM (yb6r+)

59 I like N.C. Wyeth, he doesn't get enough respect. I'm sorry I missed out on his big retrospective they had at the Brandywine Museum earlier this year, life just kept getting in the way

Posted by: josephistan at November 08, 2019 09:33 AM (7HtZB)

60 I've got an irrational fear of deep water.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (rP4OC)

Deep water wants to kill you. This is not an irrational fear.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (wYseH)

61 " might inspire a life of a sailor

Like Barnacle Bill?"

Maybe Brandi can capture this one's heart.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (cqNba)

62 I'm mad because I forgot.

Posted by: Talk like a pirate day at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (vqIkG)

63 Gonna admit:

Muppet Treasure Island was always my favorite version of this story.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (q80AH)
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"We see you have boom boom sticks. Bye bye!"
"Oh brother..."
"Now my dear Benjamina"
"Whaaaat..."

f'n hilarious

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (Xvo1a)

64 "I read my dad's old copy of Treasure Island when I was a kid, and it had the original art..."
------

I loved that book. Illustrations were really terrific. Might look for a copy.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (FZsOX)

65 Pro tip. Never mess with a guy would has a concealed carry cannon.

Posted by: Archer at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (YT49/)

66 53
There's nothing irrational about a fear of the ocean. It definitely wants to kill you.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:32 AM (xfb67)

YES IT DOES.
I only call it irrational because my fear tends to extend to deep water of any kind, even fresh water and (embarrassingly enough) pools. I saw "Jaws" when I was too young and my wee brain decided any time my feet aren't touching the bottom of whatever body of water I'm in, that means there's a shark there waiting to eat me.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (rP4OC)

67 he looks kind of grumpy...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (8D42x)

68 He looks congenial.

Posted by: mindful webworker - arr! at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (5Ev1l)

69 I dare someone to call him out on his Capri pants though.....

Posted by: JROD at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (e1wTh)

70 OTOH, Billy Bones backed down when Dr. Livesay stood his ground, and was reduced to a quivering mass of jelly at the sight of Blind Pew. Heavy drinking probably had a lot to do with it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (3Z6pZ)

71 I think that is a signal cannon.

Posted by: klaftern at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (RuIsu)

72 Also, the best film version of Treasure Island was the the one with Charlton Heston as Long John.

Posted by: Archer at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (YT49/)

73 I've never read Treasure Island. Is it worth it as an adult?

I'm kind of obsessed with Andrew Wyeth so as a result I've read a couple of biographies of Newell Convers and went to see an exhibition of his at the Brandywine this summer.

He just lacks something. He kept trying and trying to be taken seriously as an artist and the effort showed and it didn't work. Andy seemed determined to please only himself and it resulted in the best American art.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

74 he looks kind of grumpy...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (8D42x)

68
He looks congenial.

Posted by: mindful webworker - arr! at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (5Ev1l)



Well which is it?!

Posted by: grammie winger at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (lwiT4)

75 "It definitely wants to kill you."

I have often felt that the ocean is really ambivalent about anyone's presence.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (cqNba)

76 66 I only call it irrational because my fear tends to extend to deep water of any kind, even fresh water and (embarrassingly enough) pools. I saw "Jaws" when I was too young and my wee brain decided any time my feet aren't touching the bottom of whatever body of water I'm in, that means there's a shark there waiting to eat me.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (rP4OC)

==========

Are you afraid of showers too?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (q80AH)

77 Nope, it's a spyglass.

Posted by: klaftern at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (RuIsu)

78 Alternate title: Conan the Colonizer

Posted by: Fritz at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (2Mnv1)

79 Billy Bones knows Epstein didn't kill himself

Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (2cfUo)

80 Anyone else know the old sea joke "Bring me my brown pants"?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (xfb67)

81 74
he looks kind of grumpy...



Posted by: SturmToddler at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM (8D42x)



68

He looks congenial.



Posted by: mindful webworker - arr! at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (5Ev1l)



Well which is it?!


Posted by: grammie winger at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (lwiT4)


For a pirate, being grumpy is their way of being congenial.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (rP4OC)

82 >>I've never read Treasure Island. Is it worth it as an adult?

Yes.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (ZLI7S)

83 Hmm.

Midway panned by professional reviewers (39%) but audience reviews at 86%.

Looks like the virtue signaling/PC "professionals" have struck again.

Posted by: WisRich at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (G0vdT)

84 "Are you afraid of showers too?"

Only the ones with the clogged drains.
And seven foot shower doors.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (cqNba)

85 Wakes up.
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. The way he's holding that spyglass I'd think he's...compensating.
Goes looking for coffee.



EDKH

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (axyOa)

86 I have often felt that the ocean is really ambivalent about anyone's presence.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice



Ocean. Land. Nature.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 09:37 AM (SMh/7)

87 "Anyone else know the old sea joke "Bring me my brown pants"?"

Yup

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (cqNba)

88 Is he holding a bottle of champagne?


/

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (WqPYg)

89 He just lacks something. He kept trying and trying
to be taken seriously as an artist and the effort showed and it didn't
work. Andy seemed determined to please only himself and it resulted in
the best American art.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:35 AM (gd9RK)

N.C. Wyeth: Great American Illustrator.

Andrew Wyeth: Great American Artist.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (wYseH)

90 YES IT DOES.
I only call it irrational because my fear tends to extend to deep water of any kind, even fresh water and (embarrassingly enough) pools. I saw "Jaws" when I was too young and my wee brain decided any time my feet aren't touching the bottom of whatever body of water I'm in, that means there's a shark there waiting to eat me.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM


*looks around innocently*

Posted by: Land Shark at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (ejd/p)

91 We like to joke when asked how long we've been married. "Well we got married in 1980, so. . . (act like we're calculating the math) 25 happy years!)
Posted by: cfo mom at November 08, 2019 09:33 AM (RfzVr)

hah!

" how long have you been married? "

"I'm not sure, but it feels like forever"

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (G546f)

92 Gonna admit:

Muppet Treasure Island was always my favorite version of this story.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (q80AH)
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"Hello, Looooooooooong John."
"What? Him too?"

Posted by: jhawk90 at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (Xvo1a)

93 I actually just read Treasure Island last summer. I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (axyOa)

94 Its funny how pirates, desperadoes and serial killers become lovable characters in literature after the threat of them disappears. Looking forward to the children's stories about ISIS.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (yRAFu)

95 Aye.... it's drivin me nuts!

just the punchline

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (gPZ9i)

96

Vitamin Deficiencies - a limerick

Billy Bones is brave, bold and nervy
With a tendency towards being pervy
But through a cruel twist of fate
His backbone ain't straight
As a matter of fact, 'tscurvy

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (m45I2)

97 Now I'm going to have to watch "Muppet Treasure Island".

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (3Z6pZ)

98 Is it Billy Bones or Billy Ocean?

Posted by: dantesed at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (88xKn)

99 ' that means there's a shark there waiting to eat me. '


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XqZsoesa55w

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:40 AM (cqNba)

100 97 Now I'm going to have to watch "Muppet Treasure Island".
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (3Z6pZ)

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How is this different from any other day?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:40 AM (q80AH)

101 Thems that dies will be the luck ones. - Long John Silver

Posted by: Archer at November 08, 2019 09:40 AM (YT49/)

102 >>I have often felt that the ocean is really ambivalent about anyone's presence.

I agree. I don't fear the ocean but I do have enormous respect for its power. Frankly, the further I get from the ocean the more uncomfortable I am.

People fear what they don't understand. We spend enormous amounts of money of space exploration and relatively little on understanding the oceans that cover the vast majority of our planet.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (ZLI7S)

103 I liked Treasure Planet, the animated Disney movie

heretical, I know

I also think Timothy Dalton is the best Bond

#fightme

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (G546f)

104 "83 Hmm.

Midway panned by professional reviewers (39%) but audience reviews at 86%.

Looks like the virtue signaling/PC "professionals" have struck again.
Posted by: WisRich"

Thanks. Might have too see it now.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (E7svB)

105 My, what a large, manly spyglass he's brandishing!

Posted by: Cabin Boy Billy Kristol at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (q1Pj5)

106 want some greasy fish ? It'll give ye the shits. - Long John Silver

Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (2cfUo)

107 94 Its funny how pirates, desperadoes and serial killers become lovable characters in literature after the threat of them disappears. Looking forward to the children's stories about ISIS.
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (yRAFu)

Ever heard about Palestinian kids shows? This episode is brought to by the letter "J" for Jihad and the number "72" for how many virgins await you!

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (N4xQB)

108 How is this different from any other day?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:40 AM (q80AH)
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Haven't seen it before.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (3Z6pZ)

109 Is it Billy Bones or Billy Ocean?
Posted by: dantesed at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM


Arr, Billy Ocean be captain of the Caribbean Queen.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (ejd/p)

110 >>>Its funny how pirates, desperadoes and serial killers become lovable
characters in literature after the threat of them disappears. Looking
forward to the children's stories about ISIS<<<

You're really going to be excited when the heroic trannies take the stage.

Posted by: Fritz at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (2Mnv1)

111 Muppet Treasure Island was always my favorite version of this story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:22 AM (q80AH)


I still love Treasure Planet (Disney, 2002). I know it bombed, but don't care. FWIW, I also don't think "Home on the Range" (2004) is the worst Disney full-length cartoon ever - though I honestly put it in the bottom 20%.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (77WPm)

112 Alternate Title: "Terminator: Treasure Island- Billy Bones rips off the Terminator's peg leg."

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (m45I2)

113 I saw "Jaws" when I was too young and my wee brain decided any time my feet aren't touching the bottom of whatever body of water I'm in, that means there's a shark there waiting to eat me.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:34 AM

*****

I saw Fiend Without A Face when I was too young. I'm certain there are brains with spinal cords attached hiding in trees ready to fly down and suck my brain out.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (axyOa)

114 102 >>I have often felt that the ocean is really ambivalent about anyone's presence.

I agree. I don't fear the ocean but I do have enormous respect for its power. Frankly, the further I get from the ocean the more uncomfortable I am.

People fear what they don't understand. We spend enormous amounts of money of space exploration and relatively little on understanding the oceans that cover the vast majority of our planet.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (ZLI7S)

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Awe is a powerful thing. Coming face to face with something so big and unknowable that we can't comprehend it.

It's rare to get that feeling.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (q80AH)

115 That's 2 pieces of fish and 4 shrimp? Your total is $7.38
Is that for here, or to-go?
- Long John Silvers


Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (gPZ9i)

116 That's a sweet bong he's got there.

Posted by: WeBoned! at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (1s2j5)

117 36: Ben the two of us need look no more,
We both know that Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: CN at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (U7k5w)

118

I just heard that Megyn Kelly says she's interviewed the Amy Robach whistleblower and will post the interview on Instagram and YouTube today. Not sure why the whistleblower would talk to Kelly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (kw5n8)

119 111
I still love Treasure Planet (Disney, 2002). I know it bombed, but don't care. FWIW, I also don't think "Home on the Range" (2004) is the worst Disney full-length cartoon ever - though I honestly put it in the bottom 20%.
Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (77WPm)

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Have you seen Brother Bear? It's pretty atrocious.

But yeah, Treasure Planet is pretty underrated. It's not a lost gem, but it's pretty good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (q80AH)

120 Are you afraid of showers too?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:36 AM (q80AH)



My feet touch the floor in a shower. And a bath!

Honestly though, as I got older I started thinking about how the blue whale is the biggest animal ever to roam the earth. Bigger than the dinosaurs. Yet even though there is MORE THAN ONE blue whale in the world's oceans, you wouldn't know you were above one until it drifted up to the surface and breeched at you.
That honestly freaked me out more than the sharks. Which is why I hate going out past my knees at the ocean.

My fear of fresh water I like to think was SLIGHLTY more justified, since we had snapping turtles in the lake near where I lived growing up. Nothing like losing a toe to a snapper to really ruin a summer vacation.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (rP4OC)

121 Onan the Destroyer?

Posted by: Darth Randall at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (/Njku)

122 I also think Timothy Dalton is the best Bond

#fightme
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (G546f)

I think Dalton's portrayal of Bond is the closest to how Ian Fleming originally wrote it. When I read the books, my mental picture of Bond was pretty close to Dalton.

"The Living Daylights" is also very underrated.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (N4xQB)

123 This is a really nice painting. It drips with personality. Unfortunately, I'm unfamiliar with the plot of Treasure Island, but did see the Muppets version a loooong time ago so I know it's about pirates. Didn't Sam the Eagle play one of the prim and proper English officers?

Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 09:44 AM (OyyDO)

124 CBD, Thank you, thank you!!

Treasure Island was one of the first 'real' books I read and those Wyeth illustrations were a huge attraction. (The only one that scared me was the one of Blind Pew groping along the lane with the sea wind blowing that cloak out like a billowing sail.)

The backgrounds are fairly realistic but are muted compared to the figures and their actions. Those are in more solid tones and brighter colors. Not too subtle, the skin tones are almost melodramatic but that fits with the action he is illustrating.

Wyeth's paintings are so effective because they capture the attention of young viewers and still excite their older selves with a combination of nostalgia and greater appreciation for their effectiveness.

Thanks again, CBD. What a great painting to end the week.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 09:44 AM (bmdz3)

125 Weren't we just making fun of that lawyer Zaid for watching all the Disney movies?

Now we're talking about the ones we've seen? Life comes at you fast.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:44 AM (xfb67)

126 That's 2 pieces of fish and 4 shrimp? Your total is $7.38
Is that for here, or to-go?
- Long John Silvers




Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (gPZ9i)

With extra cracklins? Score!

Posted by: Brian Stetler at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (q1Pj5)

127 125 Weren't we just making fun of that lawyer Zaid for watching all the Disney movies?

Now we're talking about the ones we've seen? Life comes at you fast.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 09:44 AM (xfb67)

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You want me to switch to artsy fartsy Soviet cinema?

Cause I can do that.

So, who's seen Stalker and wants to talk about its brilliance?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (q80AH)

128 The Living Daylights" is also very underrated.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (N4xQB)
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Maryam D'Abo is one of my favorite Bond girls.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (3Z6pZ)

129 94
Its funny how pirates, desperadoes and serial killers become lovable
characters in literature after the threat of them disappears. Looking
forward to the children's stories about ISIS.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:39 AM (yRAFu)

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Also mafia mobsters (some overlap with serial killers).

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (WqPYg)

130 I'm going through the survey from a couple of months ago where I asked the Horde for their Canon picks.

Holy crap, I should have suggested a delimiter.

Also, the person who wrote Goodfellows instead of Goodfellas is precious.

And the person who just wrote "Andrei Tarkovksy movies"...We need to hang out.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:46 AM (q80AH)

131 63-Year-Old Teacher Accused Of Having Sex With 17-Year-Old Student Found Dead, Along With Husband


Breaking911.com


She's a real hotty.

Posted by: Galil at November 08, 2019 09:46 AM (Pzzpr)

132 114 102 >>I have often felt that the ocean is really ambivalent about anyone's presence.
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The entire universe is decidedly ambivalent about anyone's presence or life. Some one should tell the slow kids that Mother Nature wants them dead.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:46 AM (yRAFu)

133 "Which is why I hate going out past my knees at the ocean."

Standing in the ankle deep wave churn on Isle of Palms two years ago, Mrs VIA suddenly yelled at me to look at my feet.

Three foot shark working it's way up the beach line, literally in that ankle deep section.

Watched it go at least 300 foot further along the beach line.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (cqNba)

134 I love Treasure Island. Still re-read it now and then.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (1XNk8)

135 People fear what they don't understand. We spend enormous amounts of money of space exploration and relatively little on understanding the oceans that cover the vast majority of our planet.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (ZLI7S)

****

One of my idiot senators has introduced legislation to boost nasa and get America back into space. Stated there are 6200 people working for nada in Washington State.
WTF???
Doing what exactly???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (axyOa)

136 The fish is shit, but the hush puppies ain't bad. - Long John Silver

Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (2cfUo)

137 Just saw a headline "Kanye West Might Change His Name to 'Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West'"


Dude is totally ripping off 'Stable Genius Billionaire Donald Trump' -- which I hope Trump has trademarked. ;-)

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (WqPYg)

138
" how long have you been married? "

"I'm not sure, but it feels like forever"
Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019


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"Every minute of the day and the night"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (Ejm1K)

139 Those are calf implants.

Posted by: pink nipples at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (DZsvp)

140 Have you seen Brother Bear? It's pretty atrocious.



But yeah, Treasure Planet is pretty underrated. It's not a lost gem, but it's pretty good.
Posted by: TJM

Brother Bear: beautifully done (as is typical), but the story is one of their first "woke" attempts and it shows.

I put pretty much the entire Disney cannon between Robin Hood and The Black Cauldron (inclusive), plus Oliver and Company and Rescuers Down Under (excepting only The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh), below Home on the Range for suck-factor.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (77WPm)

141 So, who's seen Stalker and wants to talk about its brilliance?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (q80AH)

Well, I watched Stoker and spent the whole movie waiting for Dracula to appear...

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (G546f)

142 So, who's seen Stalker and wants to talk about its brilliance?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:45 AM (q80AH)

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Awesome movie. Anatoly Solonitsyn was the Russian Robert Duvall.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (IttZ7)

143 Three foot shark working it's way up the beach line, literally in that ankle deep section.

Watched it go at least 300 foot further along the beach line.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM


3 feet? Meh. Baby shark...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

144 Standing in the ankle deep wave churn on Isle of Palms two years ago, Mrs VIA suddenly yelled at me to look at my feet.



Three foot shark working it's way up the beach line, literally in that ankle deep section.



Watched it go at least 300 foot further along the beach line.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (cqNba)


Dammit, now i hate you. >_<

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (rP4OC)

145 If you read anything at all today, read this; by Kim Strassel

"Eric Holder Takes Virginia"

https://tinyurl.com/y697vvgh

"Democrats on Tuesday won total control of Virginia's government., adding both chambers of the General Assembly to the governor's mansion. They will redraw Virginia's legislative district lines after next years census. The Old Dominion was already moving left, though the redistricting power likely cements Democrats dominance over Virginia for the next 10 years. "

"...The NDRC spent its first years aggressively litigating legislative maps it didn't like, to great success. Virginia's election was the first test of the electoral piece on Mr. Holder's strategy, and now it will serve as the model by which Democrats attempt to gain redistricting power in 11 other key states next year. "

And by the way, Democrat control has also meant they loaded up the state bench with lackey judges. With SCOTUS basically ceding any responsibility on this issue to state courts, they are allowing this tyranny to proceed and have essentially handed legislative power to the judicial branch.

Posted by: Marcus T at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (3v0H6)

146 I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong.

Posted by: dantesed at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (88xKn)

147 The entire universe is decidedly ambivalent about anyone's presence or life.

The words of someone who has read Douglas Adams' "Life, The Universe, and Everything."

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:49 AM (rP4OC)

148 I still can't wrap my mind around the fact that they are moving to Impeach Trump based solely on the "parody" read into the record by Scheiff.

I finally saw a report that gets to what he said--because all the media refuses to examine it.
He said--Schieff, repeating what the whistleblower told him was true-- that Trump demanded the Ukraine president "manufacture dirt" on Biden!
Eight times Trump threatened he better do that or he'd withhold the aid!! According to Scheiff and his whistleblower.

THAT is the quid pro quo they were going to charge him with!

How in the fuck is that not a bigger story!!

I mean, we've gone from claiming Trump demanded he "manufacture dirt"
To "dig up dirt"
To "investigate"

All with the same hysteria and fervor that "manufacture dirt" was what he really said

Never you mind that what he actually said was, can you do me a favor and take a look into these claims by Biden that he shut down an investigation of corruption?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 08, 2019 09:49 AM (cXp0V)

149 "Which is why I hate going out past my knees at the ocean."


I quit swimming in the ocean when I started fishing in it. Almost everything has razor teeth, poison stingers, venomous spines, or some combination thereof.
Sold the surfboard and bought a pair of waders.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:49 AM (gPZ9i)

150 Aaarrrrggggghhhhhh...

Posted by: Surprise Anal Otter at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (oVQQC)

151 (The only one that scared me was the one of Blind Pew groping along the lane with the sea wind blowing that cloak out like a billowing sail.)


The Wyeth illustrated version was not the first edition of Treasue Island. It had been published a couple of times before with other illustrations. The other illustrators showed Pew being run over by the horses and the fact of it was nowhere near as powerful as the dread that shows in NC's picture.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (gd9RK)

152 Heh. The Bee always makes me chuckle:

Whistleblower Revealed To Be Recently Hired White House Janitor Hillarita Clintonez

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (1XNk8)

153 134
I love Treasure Island. Still re-read it now and then.





Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (1XNk

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Was really fun to recently listen to an audiobook version of Treasure Island with a narrator capable of doing different voices for the different parts.

Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (WqPYg)

154 ok, so by the time this posts it'll be over 100 so i can go OT.

I missed commenting on the morning thread, but imo the VA GOPe doesn't mind losing. they're fine with what the dems want to do. remember this is the group that essentially threw the gov race to Northam because Cucinelli was too icky conservative...

it doesn't surprise me at all they fully 25% of the house and senate didn't have a challenger. they don't want the bad conservatives to win, jus the "correct" party people

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (8D42x)

155 The fish is shit, but the hush puppies ain't bad. - Long John Silver
Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM (2cfUo)


****

If any of you get to the NW don't leave without trying Ivar's. Best halibut fish 'n chips EVAH!!!
Chowder is good too.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (axyOa)

156 The ocean ain't such a bad place. I did 4,300 miles in the Pacific in balsa wood raft.

Posted by: Thor Heyerdahl at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (q1Pj5)

157 I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong.
Posted by: dantesed at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM


Yep. He was a pretty good Long John. Not a bad film version, I thought.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

158 Also, NC fucked his kid's wife a lot. Not Andrew's, the one who was a bomb chemist for DuPont.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (gd9RK)

159 People fear what they don't understand. We spend enormous amounts of money of space exploration and relatively little on understanding the oceans that cover the vast majority of our planet.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM

The focus needs to be on space. We need to get self-sustaining colonies set up before the next major worldwide catastrophe. Oceanic colonization, while not a bad idea to extend our living space, isn't as well insulated from extinction-level events.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (J+mig)

160 Oh no the Christmas commercials have begun. Nooooooooo.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (U6CWW)

161 Baby shark...

Dammit. Dammit to hell. Why'd you go and do that?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (gPZ9i)

162 I've got an irrational fear of deep water.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (rP4OC)

Did a crossing on the Queen Mary II. They make an announcement when you are mid-Atlantic, 1500 miles or so from land. Erie.



Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (FZsOX)

163 "I read my dad's old copy of Treasure Island when I was a kid, and it had the original art..."

I believe those Wyeth editions have been reissued.

Posted by: pst314 at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (iRbDn)

164 "Dammit, now i hate you. >_

Sorry.


The fact that it was in that shallow, and churning water really startled the hell out of me.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (cqNba)

165 39 It having been determined by my benefactor that a term of service at sea would make a man, I accordingly left Pinckley Hall in the company of Captain Ned, and put out from Bristol aboard his ship The Raging Queen.
Posted by: Miles Cowperthwaite+ at November 08, 2019 09:29 AM (oVJmc)

Miles needed comforting in his cabin on many a night when the seas were calm. I have seen grown men shiver at the thought of a calm still night and Miles was but an innocent lad.

Posted by: Capn Ned at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (JFO2v)

166 128 The Living Daylights" is also very underrated.
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 09:43 AM (N4xQB)
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Maryam D'Abo is one of my favorite Bond girls.
Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019


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It is underrated. Timothy Dalton made an excellent Bond, esp. after Roger Moore's light take on the role. When Dalton whipped out his gun, you knew Bond was going to use it and someone was going to get dead. And the plot, as I recall, was tricky, reflecting the kind of the ruses and games real intelligence services run on each other.

At the time, the media all clamored that the film emphasized the new "non-player" attitude in society, i.e., thanks to AIDS, people were once again tending to stick to one partner at a time. Maybe; but in the novels Bond was almost always involved with only one girl at a time. Goldfinger was an exception.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (Ejm1K)

167 If any of you get to the NW don't leave without trying Ivar's. Best halibut fish 'n chips EVAH!!!

Chowder is good too.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (axyOa)

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Or just go there for the halibut.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes - the Housekeeper at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (IttZ7)

168 my secret shame - Muppet Treasure Island is my favorite treasure island. And Tim Curry is the best Long John Silver EVAH.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (Kpl3J)

169 I put pretty much the entire Disney cannon between
Robin Hood and The Black Cauldron (inclusive), plus Oliver and Company
and Rescuers Down Under (excepting only The Many Adventures of Winnie
the Pooh), below Home on the Range for suck-factor.


Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (77WPm)


Robin Hood AND the Black Cauldron? You, sir, are wrong, dead wrong, and DEAD WRONG. Two of the better Disney cartoons, IMO. I wish they'd been able to do a little more with The Black Cauldron, actually, but then it wouldn't have been Disney enough. Had to settle for reading the books on which it was based instead.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (rP4OC)

170 Dammit, now i hate you. >_


Beth, a three foot shark is probably a dogfish and it's not going to hurt you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:53 AM (gd9RK)

171 >>Dammit, now i hate you. >_

So I'm guessing a night dive in the Caribbean is right out for you?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:53 AM (ZLI7S)

172 168 my secret shame - Muppet Treasure Island is my favorite treasure island. And Tim Curry is the best Long John Silver EVAH.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM (Kpl3J)

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This is his ONLY number!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (q80AH)

173 3 feet? Meh. Baby shark...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (ejd/p)


You just had to say Baby Shark, didn't you? Now I've got that fricking kids song stuck in my head. This is what happens when you have a four year old niece who likes to sing and dance.

*rocks in a corner, babbling endlessly*

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (rP4OC)

174 I am seeing Napoleon Crossing the Alps . . . without the horse.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (1glZx)

175 The focus needs to be on space. We need to get self-sustaining colonies set up before the next major worldwide catastrophe.


How you gonna get enough toilet paper up there to last forever? How many people are we talking about?

Posted by: grammie winger at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

176 Was really fun to recently listen to an audiobook version of Treasure Island with a narrator capable of doing different voices for the different parts.
Posted by: ShainS -- Trump/Conan the Hero Dog 2020: Two Barbarians for the Price of One!!! at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (WqPYg)

Oh that would be cool!

I wish RLS had written a sequel. I read his non-fiction book on the South Seas, hoping for a little of that TI magic, but unfortunately that book is a mess that was a disappointment to his publisher and readers. Huge missed opportunity.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (1XNk8)

177 THIS IS NOT A MAGA RALLY!

Posted by: Joy B. Har at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (sWM8x)

178 my secret shame - Muppet Treasure Island is my favorite treasure island. And Tim Curry is the best Long John Silver EVAH.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM


Now I will have to watch this over the weekend. And given that I'm in the middle of my annual reread of Treasure Island, the timing works.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (ejd/p)

179 Just remember, on average, no matter where you are on the ocean, you are never more than 2.3 miles from land.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (cqNba)

180 Sixty years after I first thrilled to Wyeth's illustrations of Treasure Island, I sent a good copy with the original art to a six year old grand nephew. He is getting way past picture books so I thought I would give it a try since it was so influential for me. Turns out I was right. I got a call from his parents to tell me he was already starting the book but had thumbed through to look at all the illustrations. In the background, I could hear him jumping up and down yelling "Pirates! Pirates!"

The contagion continues.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (bmdz3)

181 I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong.

"Get your filthy paws off of me you damned dirty pirate " !

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 09:55 AM (arJlL)

182 you are never more than 2.3 miles from land.

ISWYDT

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:55 AM (gPZ9i)

183 Gonna learn to play Melissa today, but the hardest part's gonna be puttin' Georgia ("JOE-juh") into my Yankee vocal chords.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 08, 2019 09:55 AM (4ZE6o)

184 Gropen Joe's ancestor sizing up the Ukraine he is about to plunder.

Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 09:55 AM (RWW0Q)

185 147 The entire universe is decidedly ambivalent about anyone's presence or life.

The words of someone who has read Douglas Adams' "Life, The Universe, and Everything."
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Never read it. It has been obvious that nature wishes you dead since we began to reason. The trick is getting young men to charge machine guns cuz something.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:55 AM (yRAFu)

186 "What's a pirate to do
When his sea legs get rusty
And all the wind has left his sails?"

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 09:56 AM (m45I2)

187 146 ... "I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong."

That version is my favorite, much more than the Disney film from the fifties. I have it on DVD.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 09:56 AM (bmdz3)

188 Robert Newton FTW. He's the Long John whom every pirate dialect today is based on.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (3Z6pZ)

189 179 Just remember, on average, no matter where you are on the ocean, you are never more than 2.3 miles from land.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019


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If you include the direction of *straight down*.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (Ejm1K)

190 I'm laughing about the predicament Georgetown, TX finds itself in. We were constantly goaded about how that severely republican mayor was showing Texas the way of the future.

Posted by: DanMan at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (XTiHL)

191 So... what part of the story is being illustrated here? To me, this looks like we're being introduced to the character. Everything you need to know about him is right there.

Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (OyyDO)

192 Schools would be smart (ha! they are not) and reintroduce Treasure Island and similar books which boys would really enjoy reading.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (jUVms)

193 I am seeing Napoleon Crossing the Alps . . . without the horse.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (1glZx)

Or elephants.

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (X/Pw5)

194 I love Treasure Island. Still re-read it now and then.









Posted by: Guy Smiley at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM



Unlike many of today's books written with a younger audience in mind, books like "Treasure Island" are readable by all ages.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (rP4OC)

195 162 I've got an irrational fear of deep water.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:31 AM (rP4OC)

I know someone who is by all appearances a very rational, church going person, not given to flights of fancy. Now I'm not saying that *I* believe this, but she says quite seriously that she could never go on the ocean or over it, since she drowned in a transatlantic crossing 200 years ago. Just the sight of the ocean terrifies her.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (Kpl3J)

196 The bad old days before the discovery of sunblock.

Posted by: DaveA at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (FhXTo)

197 You just had to say Baby Shark, didn't you? Now I've got that fricking kids song stuck in my head. This is what happens when you have a four year old niece who likes to sing and dance.

*rocks in a corner, babbling endlessly*
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM


Sometimes you just have to be "that guy". :-P

I never heard of Baby Shark until our 22 yr old assistant started singing it at her desk. To be fair, she babysat for a colleague's little kids, so the earworm was probably strong.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (ejd/p)

198 Beth, a three foot shark is probably a dogfish and it's not going to hurt you.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 09:53 AM (gd9RK)


You said "probably". That means it MIGHT NOT be a dogfish and MIGHT eat me. Or at least eat my feet.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (rP4OC)

199 I really like Treasure Island. I first read it and Swiss Family Robinson around the same time in my early teens. Tried Robinson Crusoe around the sane time but it bored me to tears. Maybe I need to go back and try it again?

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (H5knJ)

200 Pertaining to nothing - but we're past 100.

People often ask why Mitch McConnell gets so much hate. Things like this is why. The Republican Party has filed a complaint, causing a pretty popular local sports radio guy - Matt Jones - to be removed from his show. Jones was considering a challenge to McConnell. This will not play well in the state of Kentucky. I don't know that it'll cost McConnell his seat - but it'll make that run much closer that it needed to be.


You can google "Matt Jones FEC" to get a ton of links. Here's one to get you started,

https://bit.ly/2NseDMs

Posted by: Militant Thug Civilian at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (eN2PK)

201 I have been drunk now for over two weeks

I've passed out in an alley and I've sprung a few leaks..



Literary perfection right there.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (gPZ9i)

202 "Shit. I'm on this rock and the sun is going nova. What the hell do I do now? Well, one last scary pose..."

Welcome to Friday, Horde! We slogged, slipped, and slorched our way through another week. Hope you slide through your Friday and scoot into the weekend untouched by Finagle.

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (RD7QR)

203 Schools would be smart (ha! they are not) and
reintroduce Treasure Island and similar books which boys would really
enjoy reading.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (jUVms)

The Future Is Female
- The crux of all public school curricula from K-12, and people wonder why boys are proclaiming "hopelessness" and shooting up schools.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (77WPm)

204 my secret shame - Muppet Treasure Island is my favorite treasure island. And Tim Curry is the best Long John Silver EVAH.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 09:52 AM



I say the same about "A Muppet Christmas Carol." Absolutely my favorite version, and Michael Caine is a brilliant Scrooge.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (rP4OC)

205 Didn't know Heston did a pirate movie. Looked it up and its called, Treasure Island. My favorite Heston movie that no one remembers was the War Lord.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 09:59 AM (yRAFu)

206 "Or elephants."

I thought that Hannibal crossed the Alps.

With a herd of War Napoleons.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:59 AM (cqNba)

207 Oh, and note very well the guilty mind it takes to assume that "investigate" really means " manufacture dirt"

It's like that's exactly what they are doing

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 08, 2019 09:59 AM (cXp0V)

208 So... what part of the story is being illustrated here? To me, this looks like we're being introduced to the character. Everything you need to know about him is right there.
Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM


The beginning, when Bones spends his days looking out for ships.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:59 AM (ejd/p)

209 179
Just remember, on average, no matter where you are on the ocean, you are never more than 2.3 miles from land.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (cqNba)


Sure, if you're including all the fiddly fjords around Norway in the average.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 10:00 AM (rP4OC)

210 "Muppet Treasure Island was always my favorite version of this story."

Sailing for adventure on the big blue wet thing!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 08, 2019 10:00 AM (dIXY5)

211 So... what part of the story is being illustrated here? To me, this looks like we're being introduced to the character. Everything you need to know about him is right there.
Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (OyyDO)
----
The first chapter. Billy Bones is actually a minor character, but his appearance at the Admiral Benbow Inn is what kicks the story off.

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 10:00 AM (3Z6pZ)

212 >>The beginning, when Bones spends his days looking out for ships.

And a man with one leg.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (ZLI7S)

213 Ever wonder what a 'Woke' Treasure Island would be like?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (cqNba)

214 153 ... "Was really fun to recently listen to an audiobook version of Treasure Island with a narrator capable of doing different voices for the different parts."

ShainS, Do you remember who the narrator is?

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (bmdz3)

215 Me? I'm just here for the Old Spice.

Posted by: Ru Paul at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (q1Pj5)

216 So... what part of the story is being illustrated here? To me, this looks like we're being introduced to the character. Everything you need to know about him is right there.
Posted by: Kris

He needs a bath and a shave.

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (arJlL)

217 And a man with one leg.

That killed his wife?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (gPZ9i)

218 204
I say the same about "A Muppet Christmas Carol." Absolutely my favorite version, and Michael Caine is a brilliant Scrooge.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (rP4OC)

==========

I have to watch that stupid movie every damn year because Dolley demands it.

While I really enjoy the music of their Treasure Island, I find the music of their Christmas Carol unbearable.

I do get a kick out of this, though:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNL6kWe8mNs

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (q80AH)

219 The fjords in Norway are deeper than the open ocean near them. Much deeper.

We were near Tromso once and we couldn't get a sounding at the pier!

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (xfb67)

220 I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong.

Blasphemers! Idolaters! For this, you shall drink bitter waters

Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (2cfUo)

221 Ever wonder what a 'Woke' Treasure Island would be like?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


Nope. I don't hate myself THAT much.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (AM1GF)

222 NC Wyeth, one of my favorites. His "Last of the Mohicans" illustrations enlivened my childhood.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (H8QX8)

223 Billy Bones might do well to add some fiber into his diet.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (q1Pj5)

224 213 Ever wonder what a 'Woke' Treasure Island would be like?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM (cqNba)

=========

It's already got the handicapable represented!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (q80AH)

225 Hey everybody! Let's talk about movies!!!

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (m45I2)

226 213 Ever wonder what a 'Woke' Treasure Island would be like?
------------------
Like wearing slippers and speedos and tossing rubber rings at one another and scoring big if you catch one in your mouth? That is some serious piracy right there.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:03 AM (yRAFu)

227 193 I am seeing Napoleon Crossing the Alps . . . without the horse.
Posted by: Kindltot at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (1glZx)
Or elephants.
Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 09:57 AM (X/Pw5)

Unlike Napoleon, at least he keeps both hands where you can see them.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:03 AM (Kpl3J)

228 Looks like John Brennan.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 08, 2019 10:03 AM (O6DoG)

229 Oh no the Christmas commercials have begun. Nooooooooo.
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 09:51 AM (U6CWW)




Don't you mean the holiday commercials for the holiday presents and holiday lights and holiday tree and holiday cheer and trying to make big bucks off of the holiday they refuse to actually mention

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 10:03 AM (Un9AW)

230 179 Just remember, on average, no matter where you are on the ocean, you are never more than 2.3 miles from land.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (cqNba)


Straight down.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (hLRSq)

231 So I have just discovered the young leftist idiot generation characterized and led by AOC have a clever, new response to any criticism or put down of their insane brain dead ideas and put an end to the discussion/debate:
"OK Boomer"

Yeah, that is going to go over real well. On the other hand, if they mange to get Warren or Sanders elected I am going to enjoy watch them living in poverty paying the tab for illegals healthcare and every other damn thing and and the huge, supersized govt. required to administer it all. Because equity and divrsity are our strength.



Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (MxEKc)

232 Epstein didn't kill himself, it was the fish - Long John Silver

Posted by: Priapism at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (2cfUo)

233
180
Sixty years after I first thrilled to Wyeth's illustrations of Treasure
Island, I sent a good copy with the original art to a six year old grand
nephew. He is getting way past picture books so I thought I would give
it a try since it was so influential for me. Turns out I was right. I
got a call from his parents to tell me he was already starting the book
but had thumbed through to look at all the illustrations. In the
background, I could hear him jumping up and down yelling "Pirates!
Pirates!"



The contagion continues.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (bmdz3)


This is why I always give books at baby showers, and ALWAYS make sure they have really beautiful or evocative illustrations. None of that cartoonish crap. If you want a child to enjoy reading, it helps to give them pictures they can use to immerse themselves more fully in the story. That's one reason I loved Beatrix Potter so much as a little girl.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (rP4OC)

234 "Hey everybody! Let's talk about movies!!!"

Can't

It's the Art thread.


Wait.....

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (cqNba)

235 NC Wyeth, one of my favorites. His "Last of the Mohicans" illustrations enlivened my childhood.

Madeline Stowe's bum ?

Posted by: JT at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (arJlL)

236 So to summarize - QuidProJoe gives a speech in April (I believe) where he, literally, brags about using his influence as Veep in 2015 to get a Ukrainian prosecutor fired - the very prosecutor who just-so-happened to be investigating, among other things, the appointment of Hunter Biden to the board of a Ukrainian energy company he had no business being appointed to.

Then, in a call with the new Ukrainian president - a call which, just to remind everyone, we have the fucking transcript for - Trump asks the Ukrainians to look into Gropey's claims because "it looks really bad" (or something similar)

And this, in the eyes of the left, is grounds for Article I of the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

War.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (77WPm)

237 145: "Eric Holder Takes Virginia"


with the help of a limp dicked, useless, VA GOP.

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (E7svB)

238 FYSA - cruises suck.

That's all.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (eQYyo)

239 Ever wonder what a 'Woke' Treasure Island would be like?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:01 AM


***

Have been watching Stumptown the last few weeks and starting to like it. Then last night they had to go all lesbo.
Scratch another one. Eff off Hollywood.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:05 AM (axyOa)

240 https://bit.ly/2NseDMs
Posted by: Militant Thug Civilian at November 08, 2019 09:58 AM (eN2PK)

People hate Mitch for all sorts of good reasons. While the GOP held both houses of Congress, did they pass border security measures? No. Did they increase ICE funding to increase deportations or legislate against this sanctuary BS? No. Did they repeal 0care? No. Is he going to use impeachment to leverage his ability to force amnesty and get more and more H1Bs? Probably.

The guy is a scheming fuck. We have some good judges, but will they toe the line on Mitch's immigration goals? It remains to be seen. He's a lot like me...or moi.

Posted by: Willard Mittens at November 08, 2019 10:06 AM (U7k5w)

241 IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE LACK OF VITAMIN C GIVES YOU SCURVY AND LACK OF VITAMIN D MAKES YOUR BONES CURVY!

Posted by: BEN ROTHLISBURGLAR at November 08, 2019 10:06 AM (m45I2)

242 I think it was great that the late Rick Rescorla was honored for his sacrifice in the 9/11 attacks. He should have been recognized long before this. Glad Trump did it.

I kind of laughed when I read one account that said Rick Rescorla was on the phone with someone at the Port Authority after the first plane hit the North Tower. He was in the South Tower. The employees in the South Tower were told to stay at their desks. He replied "Piss off, you son of a bitch. Everything above where that plane hit is going to collapse and it's going to take the whole building with it. I'm getting my people the f*** out of here."

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (WI7YS)

243 236; war is what they want, and war it shall be. fuck em.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (KP5rU)

244 Isn't Treasure Island one of those books that gets removed from school libraries?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (gPZ9i)

245 So I have just discovered the young leftist idiot
generation characterized and led by AOC have a clever, new response to
any criticism or put down of their insane brain dead ideas and put an
end to the discussion/debate:
"OK Boomer"

Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (MxEKc)


Yeah, I've been hit with that more than once already. My response has been, "GenX, I fucking hate you both, but whatev - enjoy the breadlines."

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (77WPm)

246 231 So I have just discovered the young leftist idiot generation characterized and led by AOC have a clever, new response to any criticism or put down of their insane brain dead ideas and put an end to the discussion/debate:
"OK Boomer"

Yeah, that is going to go over real well. On the other hand, if they mange to get Warren or Sanders elected I am going to enjoy watch them living in poverty paying the tab for illegals healthcare and every other damn thing and and the huge, supersized govt. required to administer it all. Because equity and divrsity are our strength.



Posted by: Ripley



Apparently these budding genius's used "Ok Boomer" on William Shatner, born in 1933. He said calling him a 'boomer' is a compliment.

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (E7svB)

247 OT, but I just saw this in the last thread:

465 Is it just my imagination or is there something funny about these airplane tail codes?

https://bit.ly/32pBlt3

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 08, 2019 09:10 AM (+y/Ru)

Posted by: rickl at November 08, 2019 10:08 AM (yQlY7)

248 JTB

Did you know the new Wallace the Brave book is out?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:08 AM (ZLI7S)

249 I had a Disney Treasure Island LP I used to listen to as a tyke.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at November 08, 2019 10:08 AM (FZsOX)

250 We need to get self-sustaining colonies set up before the next major worldwide catastrophe.

It's on the schedule. Right after we handle the mine-shaft gap.

Posted by: DaveA at November 08, 2019 10:08 AM (FhXTo)

251 238 FYSA - cruises suck.

That's all.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, as if you give a damn at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM (eQYyo)

I'm no fan of Ocean cruises and found them confining and pretty dull. The river cruise I took was better with much time to explore the destinations, and great views while on the move (no great water everywhere, but the gambling was open).

Posted by: CN at November 08, 2019 10:08 AM (U7k5w)

252 Woke Treasure Island . . .

Starz did a prequel series to Treasure Island called Black Sails. I liked it. But it was pretty woke in certain respects. All the rum and sodomy of the pirate lifestyle without any of the dispproval basically.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 08, 2019 10:09 AM (H5knJ)

253 All the rum and sodomy of the pirate lifestyle without any of the dispproval basically.

Sounds like college

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:10 AM (gPZ9i)

254 157 I seem to remember Charlton Heston in a TV version of Treasure Island. I could be wrong.
Posted by: dantesed at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM

Yep. He was a pretty good Long John. Not a bad film version, I thought.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:50 AM (ejd/p)

A very young Christian Bale played Jim Hawkins in that version.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:10 AM (N4xQB)

255 Apparently these budding genius's used "Ok Boomer" on William Shatner, born in 1933. He said calling him a 'boomer' is a compliment.
Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:07 AM (E7svB)

Yay, Shat.

But this focus on diversity is shredding the national fabric. Our school district kicked Columbus and Veterans days to the curb in order to love up Diwali.

Posted by: CN at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (U7k5w)

256 So I have just discovered the young leftist idiot generation characterized and led by AOC have a clever, new response to any criticism or put down of their insane brain dead ideas and put an end to the discussion/debate:
"OK Boomer"


***

Pulls out slide rule. "OK asshole, you put a man on the moon with one of these."

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

257
Karol Markowicz
The whistleblower, by the way, is a woman!


Karol Markowicz
Whoa! megynkelly sat down with the ABC whistleblower who was fired from CBS. She'l be posting it on her IG. What an amazing job reporting on the media, Megyn!

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (BqBId)

258 Whistleblower Revealed To Be Recently Hired White House Janitor Hillarita Clintonez

The photoshop of Hillz as a Mexican janitor on that one is fantastic.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (ZGrMX)

259 Just ordered a copy of the illustrated book for my #2 grandson, age 9. He'll love it.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (4ZE6o)

260 Will I be castigated if I say that I like NC Wyeth better than Andrew? I really do not think that 'illustrator' is a put down, although no doubt the artsy crowd would minimize the talent. Then came the Warhol types, celebrating commercial art, hailed as genius.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (MIKMs)

261 Black Sails

-------
SPOILER ALERT!!

It sucked. Sufficient nudity but the main character being gay was garbage.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (jUVms)

262 Anyone remember the TV series, "100 Lives of Black Jack Savage"? It only lasted maybe half a season.

Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (OyyDO)

263 This picture would have really been more appropriate on Talk Like a Pirate Day. But, the stern realism indicates that that captain is on the wagon and pines for his lost rum.

RE VA GOP. Unfortunately, most state parties are essentially dysfunctional and resemble HR departments. They are there to discourage volunteers and potential candidates who are not the "right sort", channel work to a curated list of approved strategists, media consultants, campaign managers, and financing. Essentially, the state parties have hollowed out the organizations by outsourcing everything and serve mainly to keep folks like the deplorables away from any power within the party and to please wealthy donors. County level often has the people who are interested in making connections for resume and marketing with a couple of people that are striving to rise to state level offices in the party. The classic line, Nobody wants nobody that nobody sent" from Chicago politics represents party offices at the local level.

The only exceptions occur in dismal places like Chicago or Dem dominated states, etc. where the party is so atrophied that they need warm bodies and cannot afford to be picky.

Posted by: whig at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (MItID)

264 The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old people do reliably is VOTE. Young people, not so much. It's also lost on them the first Millennials are now 40 years old.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (CQ3Qb)

265 Long John Silver is awful. There is no Captain Ds near me. I have to go to Golden Chick for catfish.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (LxTcq)

266 I just heard that Megyn Kelly says she's interviewed the Amy Robach whistleblower and will post the interview on Instagram and YouTube today. Not sure why the whistleblower would talk to Kelly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM (kw5n


@yashar

Today, @megynkelly is posting an interview she conducted with Ashley Bianco on her new Instagram page and YouTube channel.

(Ashley Bianco is the person that was fired from CBS.
I thought it was illegal to publish a whistleblower's names?)

https://tinyurl.com/y5gjovnv

And this is a link to Kelly's Instagram acct: Not sure if it will work for everyone.

https://tinyurl.com/yy7k5dng

Posted by: Tami at November 08, 2019 10:13 AM (cF8AT)

267
Karol Markowicz
Whoa! megynkelly sat down with the ABC whistleblower who was fired from CBS. She'l be posting it on her IG. What an amazing job reporting on the media, Megyn!

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 08, 2019 10:11 AM (BqBId)



I mentioned that up thread. Kelly said she will release the video on Instagram and YouTube

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 10:13 AM (Un9AW)

268 " but the main character being gay was garbage."


It's not really gay, if it's underway.

It's only queer along side the pier.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:13 AM (cqNba)

269 I was in no danger of being fired last year when Talk Like a Pirate day landed on a Saturday.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (LxTcq)

270 OT: The black cat at Met Life Stadium remains on the loose despite attempts to capture him.

If he lives under the bleachers I would be in favor of naming him Seymour Butz.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (m45I2)

271

Has Instagram and YouTube shut down Kelly's pages yet?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (Un9AW)

272 Well, I see boomers slagging on millennials all the time right here on this blog. Painting an entire generation as all good or all bad doesn't even rise to the level of lazy thinking. Every generation since the dawn of time has had its share of heroes and villains. People are individuals and should be judged on their own merits.

Posted by: rickl at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (yQlY7)

273 " but the main character being gay was garbage."

It's not really gay, if it's underway.

It's only queer along side the pier.



Any port in a storm?

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (gPZ9i)

274 How you gonna get enough toilet paper up there to last forever? How many people are we talking about?
Posted by: grammie winger at November 08, 2019 09:54 AM (lwiT4)

Self-sustaining includes the ability to make its own toilet paper.

As for population, probably at least 10,000 if we expect it to be able to maintain current technological levels independent of trade.

This needs to be done. Nature could still take us out with an asteroid, supervolcano, or virus. We're lucky that hasn't happened yet.

We don't have to rely on luck anymore.

Also, once people start spreading across the solar system, central totalitarian government of all mankind becomes impossible due to travel times and distance.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (J+mig)

275 I like this painting, CBD. Thanks.

Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (OyyDO)

276 I think 'OK Boomer' is hilariously ironic. The millenials came up with a retort that perfectly defines them.

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (8pU1e)

277 200 Militant thug

Reason I never give to RNC is bc the money gets dumped on their odious "stars" like Mitch, rather than working to get others over the line. An OK House incumbent lost in 2018 to a d who just voted for impeachment, a state where every county went for Trump, 66% of the vote. That's how much Ronna Romney McDaniel and fellow GOPes stink. She needs to go and be replaced by a Roy Cohn

Posted by: Ever at November 08, 2019 10:15 AM (ZZDMQ)

278 It's the pirate life for me.

Posted by: Captain Blood at November 08, 2019 10:15 AM (q1Pj5)

279 248 ... "Did you know the new Wallace the Brave book is out?"

Hi JackStraw,
Have it, read it twice (so far), and left a 5 star review on Amazon. It is simply delightful.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (bmdz3)

280 muh bday tweet

https://twitter.com/votermom/status/
1192821372633915392?s=20

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (G546f)

281 "Well, I see boomers slagging on millennials all the time right here on this blog. Painting an entire generation as all good or all bad doesn't even rise to the level of lazy thinking. Every generation since the dawn of time has had its share of heroes and villains. People are individuals and should be judged on their own merits."

As a Boomer, I often am guilty of generalizations, and painting with a broad brush.

But clearly, it is a part of my culture.
And as such, it should be respected.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (cqNba)

282 The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old people do reliably is VOTE. Young people, not so much. It's also lost on them the first Millennials are now 40 years old.

Interestingly business isn't pandering to those older Millennials now the way they did when GenX started hitting 40 (and they still do - I ate at Chilis the other day and the music was all 80s and occasional late-period disco).

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (ZGrMX)

283 Karol is a boy's name.

Posted by: The Polish Pope at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (gd9RK)

284 I just heard that Megyn Kelly says she's interviewed the Amy Robach whistleblower and will post the interview on Instagram and YouTube today. Not sure why the whistleblower would talk to Kelly

Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 09:42 AM

***

Why does anyone talk to Kelly?

Décolletage

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (axyOa)

285 It's not really gay, if it's underway.

It's only queer along side the pier.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:13 AM (cqNba)

-------

HA!

Yeah, this was less convenient sex and more constant unhappiness and pining for a lover.

Posted by: Seems Legit at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (jUVms)

286 Three foot shark working it's way up the beach line, literally in that ankle deep section.

Watched it go at least 300 foot further along the beach line.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 09:47 AM

3 feet? Meh. Baby shark...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 09:48 AM (ejd/p)

do do do do do do

do do do do do do

mommy shark do do do do...

Posted by: SturmToddler at November 08, 2019 10:16 AM (8D42x)

287 270 OT: The black cat at Met Life Stadium remains on the loose despite attempts to capture him.

If he lives under the bleachers I would be in favor of naming him Seymour Butz.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (m45I2)
-

That black cat can join Jimmy Hoffa as things in the vicinity of that stadium that will never be found

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (N4xQB)

288 272 Well, I see boomers slagging on millennials all the time right here on this blog. Painting an entire generation as all good or all bad doesn't even rise to the level of lazy thinking. Every generation since the dawn of time has had its share of heroes and villains. People are individuals and should be judged on their own merits.
Posted by: rickl



Every Generation, blames the one before..

https://youtu.be/5hr64MxYpgk

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (E7svB)

289 Apologize in advance if this has already been mentioned - but it seems that little trans-boy in TX decided he was a boy as soon as he went to visit dad for the first time in a few days.

Color me surprised.

https://youtu.be/E-W2nkFo-x8

Posted by: clutch cargo at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (Z1ykJ)

290 I've been craving Hershey's bars w/almonds, had one for breakfast. Yum

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (8pU1e)

291 The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old people do reliably is VOTE. Young people, not so much. It's also lost on them the first Millennials are now 40 years old.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (CQ3Qb)


They also don't realize that old people simply don't give a shit and will gladly punch a millennial asshole in the face.

Snap, "OK, Boomer," at me and spend the rest of your life eating through a straw.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (Ki5SV)

292 Well, I see boomers slagging on millennials all the time right here on this blog. Painting an entire generation as all good or all bad doesn't even rise to the level of lazy thinking.

As I said on the Sefton thread this morning, I think a lot of the hysteria about Millennials is media-generated. The media always hypes up the most leftist elements of each generation, and they've always been a minority, going back at least to the 60s hippies.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 10:18 AM (ZGrMX)

293
Every Generation, blames the one before..

https://youtu.be/5hr64MxYpgk

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (E7svB)

Generation X is the prior generation. Boomers are the parents of Millennials.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:18 AM (O+iVW)

294 >>Hi JackStraw,
Have it, read it twice (so far), and left a 5 star review on Amazon. It is simply delightful.

Great. I was in his shop the other day and there were copies for sale and I was thinking of you.

Henry is doing so well with the cartoon that he is hardly at the store anymore and according to his partner is almost a full-time cartoonist now.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:18 AM (ZLI7S)

295 289: People probably also told him what mom's chemicals would have done to him and that she wanted to mutilate his body.

That rotten bitch should go to prison for child abuse.

Posted by: CN at November 08, 2019 10:18 AM (U7k5w)

296 They also don't realize that old people simply don't give a shit and will gladly punch a millennial asshole in the face.

Snap, "OK, Boomer," at me and spend the rest of your life eating through a straw.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (Ki5SV)

Ok Boomer

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:19 AM (N4xQB)

297 "He don't look happy."

With a giant, golden, cock in his hand, why wouldn't he be happy?

Posted by: Tim at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (xqPGM)

298 Keep your powder dry!

Posted by: Captain Blood at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (q1Pj5)

299 "Karol is a boy's name."

Shut up, Edith.

Posted by: Archie Bunker at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (cqNba)

300 293: Generation X was also the punk band Billy Idol was in before going solo.

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (E7svB)

301
Also, once people start spreading across the solar system, central totalitarian government of all mankind becomes impossible due to travel times and distance.


*******

It's called Science Fiction because it has both science...

...and fiction...


...but mostly fiction.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (m45I2)

302 BOOM SHAKALAKA!!!

Posted by: monkey at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (CLteG)

303
"The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old
people do reliably is VOTE.



Posted by: Brian

There was a time not too long ago I would have gladly taken a buy-out of my social security at a huge loss or even said "Here, take very penny I have paid over the years, just let me out of any further payments until I retire." But no, that would have been non-compassionate unfair, not-equitable or something and the idiot generation voted for politicians that killed any discussion of that option.


So be it. I want my SS and will vote for politicians that tax the living shit out of Generation Idiot to make sure that happens. Enjoy your fairness.

Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (MxEKc)

304 Posted by: TheQuietMan at November 08, 2019 10:13 AM (Un9AW)
*******
Ooops didn't see it

Posted by: Deep State is in Deep Shit at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (BqBId)

305 264 The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old people do reliably is VOTE. Young people, not so much. It's also lost on them the first Millennials are now 40 years old.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (CQ3Qb)

the youngsters have reached the point that they feel so full of their own power that they don't need anyone else's assistance or agreement. So they insult everyone who's not them generically. Oh well, one of the advantages of being older is that we know how that story plays out.

(those who are ancient may remember "Never Trust anyone over 30!!!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (Kpl3J)

306 As I said on the Sefton thread this morning, I think a lot of the hysteria about Millennials is media-generated. The media always hypes up the most leftist elements of each generation, and they've always been a minority, going back at least to the 60s hippies.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 10:18 AM


***

Very true about leftist media.
Mrs D had the local tv media on last night and I decided to check it out. Their shit was right out of the Soviet Union. The only thing missing was the mandatory tribute to Lenin. But they bashed Trump several times so I guess that made up for it.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (axyOa)

307 Also, once people start spreading across the solar system, central totalitarian government of all mankind becomes impossible due to travel times and distance.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:14 AM (J+mig)


Heinlein's "Moon is a harsh mistress" touches on this.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (BiNEL)

308 I actually do have great faith in the latest generation, whatever we call it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (cqNba)

309 Generation X was also the punk band Billy Idol was in before going solo.

Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (E7svB)

And he's a Boomer.

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (X/Pw5)

310 So a society that can't build a pedestrian walkway across a thoroughfare in Florida is going to build and maintain colonies in space?

Pull my other one.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (m45I2)

311 The OK Boomer thing is hilarious. They don't realize that one thing old people do reliably is VOTE. Young people, not so much. It's also lost on them the first Millennials are now 40 years old.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (CQ3Qb)

The only way you can get a 40 year old Millenial is by robbing Generation X down to 12 years or so.

By any sane definition, a Millenial should be someone born before the new millenium (Which arrived on Jan 1, 2001) who became a legal adult after, placing it from 1983-2000.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (J+mig)

312 Also, once people start spreading across the solar system, central
totalitarian government of all mankind becomes impossible due to travel
times and distance.


Not so fast.


Posted by: Captain Mal Reynolds at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (q1Pj5)

313 EPSTEIN DIDN'T KILL HIMSELF RAAWWK!

Posted by: Propaganda Parrot at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (Tnijr)

314 So to summarize - QuidProJoe gives a speech in April (I believe) where
he, literally, brags about using his influence as Veep in 2015 to get a
Ukrainian prosecutor fired - the very prosecutor who just-so-happened to
be investigating, among other things, the appointment of Hunter Biden
to the board of a Ukrainian energy company he had no business being
appointed to.

Then, in a call with the new Ukrainian president - a
call which, just to remind everyone, we have the fucking transcript for
- Trump asks the Ukrainians to look into Gropey's claims because "it
looks really bad" (or something similar)

And this, in the eyes of the left, is grounds for Article I of the Impeachment of Donald J. Trump.

War.


All the power-mad Progs in DC haven't thought this through very well, have they? Rep Louie Gomert has already said that they're pushing us toward a civil war.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (HaL55)

315 They also don't realize that old people simply don't give a shit and will gladly punch a millennial asshole in the face.

Heh - I can vouch for that. Actually heard an "old timer" calmly reply to a "mouthy kid" (to avoid generational generalizations) who gave him the "OK, Boomer" "burn" something along the lines of "you know, kid, the older you get, the less intimidating a so-called 'life sentence' becomes" - pointing to the bulge in his jacket.

I honestly thought the "mouthy kid" was going to shit himself. At minimum, it shut xim right the fuck up.

Thank god for concealed carry.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (77WPm)

316 225 Hey everybody! Let's talk about movies!!!
Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (m45I2)

Isn't that what the gun thread is for?

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:23 AM (RD7QR)

317
Apparently these budding genius's used "Ok Boomer" on William Shatner, born in 1933. He said calling him a 'boomer' is a compliment.
Posted by: Puddlglum at November 08, 2019


*
*

I thought Bill was born in 1930.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at November 08, 2019 10:23 AM (Ejm1K)

318 OK Boomer?


I'm 29!

Posted by: garrett at November 08, 2019 10:23 AM (JLNub)

319 I actually do have great faith in the latest generation, whatever we call it.


Those Babies.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (HaL55)

320 301
Also, once people start spreading across the solar system, central totalitarian government of all mankind becomes impossible due to travel times and distance.
*******
It's called Science Fiction because it has both science...
...and fiction...
...but mostly fiction.
Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:20 AM (m45I2)

Mars ain't the kind of place to raise your kids
in fact it's cold as hell
and Eehhpppp - stein! didn't kill himself

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (Kpl3J)

321 "Karol is a boy's name."

*******


Fight me!

Posted by: A Boy Named Sue at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (m45I2)

322 Ripley. Took my SS early for that very same reason. We can afford the lower monthly payment so I said let's go for it. First check arrived last March.

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (N3JsI)

323 Hey everybody! Let's talk about movies!!!
Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:02 AM (m45I2)

Isn't that what the gun thread is for?

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:23 AM

***


I was just rifling through the listings for what's playing this weekend.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (axyOa)

324 Now, that's a MAN, baby.

Seriously, something about this picture speaks to me. Great choice, CBD.

Posted by: creeper at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (fE1wp)

325 Re: the "OK, Boomer,"thing, and not to bash "Minx 0.7 Alpha", but c'mon. have ya seen this place?

My first BBS looked like this, only in green text.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (gPZ9i)

326 294 ... "Henry is doing so well with the cartoon that he is hardly at the store anymore and according to his partner is almost a full-time cartoonist now."

JackStraw, Thanks for letting me know that. Any success for him is well deserved.

Posted by: JTB at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (bmdz3)

327 "It's one of those books I think every child, especially every little boy, should read at least once." I agree - "Treasure Island" and "The Hobbit" and Kipling's "Captains Courageous". They're all about growing up and learning to cope with the evils and disasters of adult life.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (S6ArX)

328 Heh - I can vouch for that. Actually heard an "old timer" calmly reply to a "mouthy kid" (to avoid generational generalizations) who gave him the "OK, Boomer" "burn" something along the lines of "you know, kid, the older you get, the less intimidating a so-called 'life sentence' becomes" - pointing to the bulge in his jacket.


Three hots & a cot, free medical and dental....

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (SMh/7)

329 325 Re: the "OK, Boomer,"thing, and not to bash "Minx 0.7 Alpha", but c'mon. have ya seen this place?

My first BBS looked like this, only in green text.
Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (gPZ9i)

It's vintage! Millenials love that shit!

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (RD7QR)

330 Fifteen men on a dead man's chest
Yo ho ho ho and a bottle if rum
Drink and the devil done for the rest
Except Epstein, who was murdered

Posted by: Billy Boned at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (H5knJ)

331 Ok Boomer is my fav new meme.

The context isn't that Boomers don't vote or aren't interested in politics but that they can't organically create memes.

Having a team of people to break meme building down to a process and then corporatize it to the masses is literally the opposite of how a good meme gets created.

Its terribly inauthentic which is why it so perfectly describes Warren.

Posted by: MJ - VIP Comments, Velvet Rope, Exclusive, Platinum, 4 Star Diamond at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (gAMkn)

332
People fear what they don't understand. We spend enormous amounts of money of space exploration and relatively little on understanding the oceans that cover the vast majority of our planet.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 09:41 AM (ZLI7S)


I loved scuba diving. And yes, when one is over a wall that descends three thousand feet and with nothing but trackless water on the other side, the appreciation of things that are much more powerful than a person is set for life.

It's very much a spiritual experience.

Posted by: Sooner at November 08, 2019 10:26 AM (Fs5vw)

333 (those who are ancient may remember "Never Trust anyone over 30!!!)

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (Kpl3J)

Funny how their kids turned out.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:26 AM (O+iVW)

334 The younger generation clearly doesn't know about old man strength.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at November 08, 2019 10:26 AM (xfb67)

335 #301 God made the universe impossibly large just to keep the stupid from spreading.

Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (RWW0Q)

336 N.C. Wyeth: Great American Illustrator.

Andrew Wyeth: Great American Artist.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at November 08, 2019 09:38 AM (wYseH)

This.
No shame in doing what you can do, and doing it very well.

Posted by: Sal at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (bo8pf)

337 My first BBS looked like this, only in green text.


it's "brutalist"!!! very hip

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (Rarvo)

338 "you know, kid, the older you get, the less intimidating a so-called 'life sentence' becomes"
-----
Hell, the death penalty is less intimidating at a certain point....just saying...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (UUBmN)

339 The context isn't that Boomers don't vote or aren't interested in politics but that they can't organically create memes.

Having a team of people to break meme building down to a process and then corporatize it to the masses is literally the opposite of how a good meme gets created.

Its terribly inauthentic which is why it so perfectly describes Warren.
Posted by: MJ - VIP Comments, Velvet Rope, Exclusive, Platinum, 4 Star Diamond at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (gAMkn)

This sums it up very well.

Also, the amount of people saying, "I would punch any millennial in the face that said ok boomer to me" is the most boomer shit ever.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (N4xQB)

340 >>Ok Boomer is my fav new meme.


We should spend all day 'OK Boomer'-ing, Ace.

But, don't react or reply to his insistence that he's too young to be a 'Boomer'.

Just Double down with another, 'OK. Boomer'.

Posted by: garrett at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (JLNub)

341 How you gonna get enough toilet paper up there to last forever?


*******

Nanotechnology space elevators. Duh!



*fast forward to the future*

Space elevator with hand-painted sign: "Out of Order, Use Stairs"

Posted by: A Boy Named Sue at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (m45I2)

342 >>I loved scuba diving. And yes, when one is over a wall that descends three thousand feet and with nothing but trackless water on the other side, the appreciation of things that are much more powerful than a person is set for life.

>>It's very much a spiritual experience.

Indeed.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (ZLI7S)

343 311

The only way you can get a 40 year old Millenial is by robbing Generation X down to 12 years or so.

By any sane definition, a Millenial should be someone born before the new millenium (Which arrived on Jan 1, 2001) who became a legal adult after, placing it from 1983-2000.
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (J+mig)


1983 + 40 = 2023. 12 years. Must be post-Boomer math or something.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (di1hb)

344 God made the universe impossibly large just to keep the stupid from spreading.
Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (RWW0Q)

Or maybe so sane, freedom-loving people would always have somewhere to escape to.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (J+mig)

345
Midway panned by professional reviewers (39%) but audience reviews at 86%.

Looks like the virtue signaling/PC "professionals" have struck again

=====
Betcha they'd like it if it showed the Japanese winning.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (szD6V)

346 https://tinyurl.com/y5lkgvj5

Pretty sure this is why the deep state is panicking. The stage is being set, the lamp posts are being polished, the knots are ready.

Posted by: overit at November 08, 2019 10:29 AM (sI15f)

347 if it showed the Japanese winning

In a lot of ways, they did.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (gPZ9i)

348 https://tinyurl.com/y5lkgvj5



Pretty sure this is why the deep state is panicking. The stage is
being set, the lamp posts are being polished, the knots are ready.

Posted by: overit at November 08, 2019 10:29 AM (sI15f)

Doubtful.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (77WPm)

349 Perhaps 'Millennial' is nothing but a state of mind, and free of age constrictions.


Like many other mental illnesses.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (cqNba)

350 335 #301 God made the universe impossibly large just to keep the stupid from spreading.
Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 10:27 AM (RWW0Q)

Which would explain why we haven't been contacted yet. Somewhere out there is a species with eight tentacles and four eyes that's spent the last 30 years arguing over whether the episodes of I Love Lucy that just reached them indicate the presence of intelligence, malevolence, or intense stupidity.

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

351 I'm just mad because now that the Boomers are finally getting theirs, us Gen Xers are getting lumped in with them.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (O6DoG)

352 "You need something, hit my hip." ~ Billy Bones

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (5l6gb)

353 We should spend all day 'OK Boomer'-ing, Ace.

But, don't react or reply to his insistence that he's too young to be a 'Boomer'.

Just Double down with another, 'OK. Boomer'.
---------------------------------
OMG yes.

Also, Hot Air is now known as Ok BoomAir

Posted by: MJ - VIP Comments, Velvet Rope, Exclusive, Platinum, 4 Star Diamond at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (gAMkn)

354 In the previous thread, someone said something about Republicans, to wit:

"They don't even have a crazy, young Toothy McBigTits to titillate the young republican boys."

Ahem. I'm right here ...

Posted by: Susan Collins at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (F5uY3)

355 We have this argument often.

"We ARE traveling in space."
"Yeah, in an Earthpod."

Posted by: Sal at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (bo8pf)

356 "The younger generation clearly doesn't know about old man strength.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe"


Age and treachery will aways overcome youth and idealism.

Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (MxEKc)

357 /Johnny Cash Sissy Boy sock off

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (m45I2)

358 Midway panned by professional reviewers (39%) but audience reviews at 86%.

Looks like the virtue signaling/PC "professionals" have struck again

=====
Betcha they'd like it if it showed the Japanese winning.
Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (szD6V)
-----
Did they complain that it was unrealistic that three fleet carriers could be completely trashed in fifteen minutes?

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 10:32 AM (3Z6pZ)

359 What's more amazing is the size of the painting. It's huge -- shown at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. (The Wyeth family property)

Posted by: Paul Foster at November 08, 2019 10:32 AM (orcmk)

360 They also don't realize that old people simply don't give a shit and will gladly punch a millennial asshole in the face.

Snap, "OK, Boomer," at me and spend the rest of your life eating through a straw.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 08, 2019 10:17 AM (Ki5SV)

Ok Boomer
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:19 AM (N4xQB)


**narrows eyes**

You're on the list, buddy.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at November 08, 2019 10:32 AM (Ki5SV)

361 354 In the previous thread, someone said something about Republicans, to wit:

"They don't even have a crazy, young Toothy McBigTits to titillate the young republican boys."

Ahem. I'm right here ...
Posted by: Susan Collins

once upon a time Sarah Palin convince many to vote for a withered up old John McCain.

Posted by: Rick in SK at November 08, 2019 10:32 AM (FZYNt)

362 Posted by: Brown Line at November 08, 2019 10:25 AM (S6ArX)

I finally got around to reading "Captains Courageous" when I turned 29. Wish I had read it earlier. I did read and re-read "Kim" and have seen the original (Errol Flynn) movie.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (BiNEL)

363 349 Perhaps 'Millennial' is nothing but a state of mind, and free of age constrictions.


Like many other mental illnesses.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (cqNba)

They're just little Boomers.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (O+iVW)

364 I'm just mad because now that the Boomers are finally getting theirs, us Gen Xers are getting lumped in with them.

it was inevitable. there's nothing more Boomer than negating the very existence of Gen X, one way or another. either we're pseudo-Millennials or pseudo-them.

we can wait them out tho

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (Rarvo)

365 1983 + 40 = 2023. 12 years. Must be post-Boomer math or something.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (di1hb)

Reading comprehension failure on your end.

I was saying that the 40 year old Millenial isn't a thing and can't be. The only way to get that would be to call the tail end of Generation X as Millenials, which would leave Generation X running from the mid-60s-1979, which is absurdly short for a generation.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (J+mig)

366 Age and treachery and full insurance always overcome youth and idealism.


Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:31 AM (MxEKc)


Just the punchline.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (q1Pj5)

367 Gen X reporting for duty.

Cleaning up after Boomers and shifting the blame to Millennials since 1975.

Posted by: MJ - VIP Comments, Velvet Rope, Exclusive, Platinum, 4 Star Diamond at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (gAMkn)

368 Ha!
Even a brewery is getting into this.

https://tinyurl.com/y633a3n5

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (axyOa)

369 359 What's more amazing is the size of the painting. It's huge -- shown at the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA. (The Wyeth family property)


which is a lovely museum to spend a day at! just saying

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:34 AM (Rarvo)

370 "Will I be castigated if I say that I like NC Wyeth better than Andrew? I
really do not think that 'illustrator' is a put down, although no doubt
the artsy crowd would minimize the talent."
You won't get any argument from me. Both were great artists, but attempting very different things. As for which to prefer, it potato, potah-toe. If you can, find a copy of the catalog for the exhibition "Kuerners and Olsons", which was at the Met back in the 1980s. The text is a long interview with Andrew Wyeth, in which he talks about his father and how his father taught him how to draw and paint. I can't begin to imagine how he was affected by seeing his father and sister killed before his eyes - their car was hit by a train.

Posted by: Brown Line at November 08, 2019 10:34 AM (S6ArX)

371 "once upon a time Sarah Palin convince many to vote for a withered up old John McCain."

Talk about taking one for the team.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:34 AM (cqNba)

372 God made the universe impossibly large just to keep the stupid from spreading.

*looks around at all the stoopid being generated by Progda and the Left*

We're gonna need a bigger universe...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:34 AM (HaL55)

373 Which would explain why we haven't been contacted yet. Somewhere out there is a species with eight tentacles and four eyes that's spent the last 30 years arguing over whether the episodes of I Love Lucy that just reached them indicate the presence of intelligence, malevolence, or intense stupidity.
Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM


I'm sure every deity gets told by adherents multiple times by adherents that they "have some 'splaining to do".

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 08, 2019 10:35 AM (F5uY3)

374 did you guys see the image of the sad faced Obama minions leaving the WH? which supposedly had Ciamerella (sp) in it?

is that real or fake?

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:35 AM (Rarvo)

375 365 1983 + 40 = 2023. 12 years. Must be post-Boomer math or something.
Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at November 08, 2019 10:28 AM (di1hb)

Reading comprehension failure on your end.

I was saying that the 40 year old Millenial isn't a thing and can't be. The only way to get that would be to call the tail end of Generation X as Millenials, which would leave Generation X running from the mid-60s-1979, which is absurdly short for a generation.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:33 AM (J+mig)

I went and looked into it, it generally seems gen X is given an abnormally short range for a generation, and boomers an inordinately long one.


Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (O+iVW)

376 We have this argument often.



"We ARE traveling in space."

"Yeah, in an Earthpod."


Very few people grok just how fast we're all moving through space.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (HaL55)

377 The only way you can get a 40 year old Millenial is by robbing Generation X down to 12 years or so.

By any sane definition, a Millenial should be someone born before the new millenium (Which arrived on Jan 1, 2001) who became a legal adult after, placing it from 1983-2000.
Posted by: Cato


THANK YOU! Honestly? 2000 - 2020.

Since Boomers happened AFTER the war, when the BOOM actually happened, millennials should be WHEN THE MILLENNIUM ACTUALLY HAPPENED.

You don't get to go back 10 to 20 years and say "coming of age" in the millennium, if you don't hold the boomers to the same standard.


Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (SMh/7)

378 Bad ass. Disemboweling is in his repertoire. Would not fuck with him.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'it's an eating disorder!' at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (IGJk8)

379 I'm sure every deity gets told by adherents multiple times by adherents that they "have some 'splaining to do".
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 08, 2019 10:35 AM (F5uY3)

And they most certainly do.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (NWiLs)

380 Which would explain why we haven't been contacted yet. Somewhere out there is a species with eight tentacles and four eyes that's spent the last 30 years arguing over whether the episodes of I Love Lucy that just reached them indicate the presence of intelligence, malevolence, or intense stupidity.
Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (RD7QR)

And when we meet, Guy the Redshirt is gonna say "Oh, That's Just Not Right!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (Kpl3J)

381 There ought to be some sort of funny, snarky reply one can make to millennials who say "O.K, Boomer"
since I don't feel like hitting someone in the face over it, but nobody has actually said that to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (WI7YS)

382 Adjust your trousers Old Pew, this frigate's coming in to port!

Posted by: The Isthmus of Surprise Anal at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (syw4K)

383 376 Very few people grok just how fast we're all moving through space.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (HaL55)

=========

I grok, thanks to Monty Python:

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

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (q80AH)

384 Did generations get names before the Baby Boomer generation?

Posted by: josephistan at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (7HtZB)

385 Trump is just drawing these idiots deeper.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (ZLI7S)

386 you can OK Boomer me all day long. What's the big deal? It's only a violation if you're messing with my money.

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (8pU1e)

387 Looks like he's out to take care of business. Would not cross.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (I2dne)

388 384 Did generations get names before the Baby Boomer generation?


no, which is why the seem to feel they have the prerogative to keep erasing whole sets of Gen X as they wish to

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (Rarvo)

389 ...and boomers an inordinately long one.


********

Well, I'm not generally one to brag, but now that you mention it...

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (m45I2)

390 This is why I always give books at baby showers, and ALWAYS make sure they have really beautiful or evocative illustrations. None of that cartoonish crap. If you want a child to enjoy reading, it helps to give them pictures they can use to immerse themselves more fully in the story. That's one reason I loved Beatrix Potter so much as a little girl.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 10:04 AM


^^^This.

I will never forget the look on my then 2 year old goddaughter's face when she wandered into the RMBS Dad's library and looked up at entire walls covered with books. Mixed in with sheer wonder was a sort of reproachful "and why, exactly, have you been keeping me from this" look.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (ejd/p)

391 381 There ought to be some sort of funny, snarky reply one can make to millennials who say "O.K, Boomer"
since I don't feel like hitting someone in the face over it, but nobody has actually said that to me.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 10:37 AM (WI7YS)

It's the rough equivalent of "OK Dad/Mom/xher", so what do you say in response to that?

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (O+iVW)

392 On the topic of book illustration, the Wall Street Journal has reported that Eric Carlson is selling his publishing company. "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has been translated into 65 languages and sold more than 50 million copies. All I can say is, a lotta trees died to feed that caterpillar!

Posted by: Brown Line at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (S6ArX)

393 "God made the universe impossibly large just to keep the stupid from spreading."

'Stupid' actually shows an incredible ability to conform to the well known Gas Laws.

Add more stupid, the crowd increases in volume.

Push the stupid, and it occupies a smaller volume.

Increase the pressure on a group of Stupid, and the heat of rhetoric increases.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (cqNba)

394 Very few people grok just how fast we're all moving through space.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy does whatever his television tells him at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (HaL55)

We're standing still. Space moves around us.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (Kpl3J)

395 Sounds like we are about to get a transcript of another call Trump had with Zelensky.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)

396 It's the rough equivalent of "OK Dad/Mom/xher", so what do you say in response to that?


I always say "give me those car keys back"

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (Rarvo)

397 Isn't there a Gen Y in the mix somewhere?

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (8pU1e)

398 no, which is why the seem to feel they have the prerogative to keep erasing whole sets of Gen X as they wish to

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (Rarvo)

Greatest gen.? silent gen.?

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (X/Pw5)

399 As for population, probably at least 10,000 if we expect it to be able
to maintain current technological levels independent of trade.


IIRC 50-70k is the minimum for a long-term viable gene pool. (The numbers of surviving humans in the BSG reboot were a VERY sober reminder of how close to the edge they really were.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (AM1GF)

400 The text is a long interview with Andrew Wyeth, in which he talks about his father and how his father taught him how to draw and paint. I can't begin to imagine how he was affected by seeing his father and sister killed before his eyes - their car was hit by a train.


Andrew was homeschooled and the only schooling was in art. The other Wyeth kids were, too, but only one was a genius. His father made up some excuse to keep him out of public school and then just never bothered letting him show up.

The train did not hit the car before Andrew's eyes. It was NC's grandson and namesake in the passenger seat, Andrew's nephew. The son of the daughter-in-law NC had had a flagrant affair with. The car was stopped on the tracks. No effort was made to get out of the car as the train approached.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (gd9RK)

401 Isn't this "okay boomer" stuff the equivalent of "whatever you say, gramps"?

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at November 08, 2019 10:40 AM (xmKbk)

402 I went and looked into it, it generally seems gen X is given an abnormally short range for a generation, and boomers an inordinately long one.
Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:36 AM (O+iVW)


To be fair there was a lot of catching up to do after WWII

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 08, 2019 10:40 AM (kUmUV)

403 I went and looked into it, it generally seems gen X is given an abnormally short range for a generation, and boomers an inordinately long one.


Posted by: Someguy

I have seen where the gov says boomers 1946 - 1966. Twenty years.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:40 AM (SMh/7)

404 Kidlet asked me if I was offended by the 'Boomer' title. I told why would I be if it was factual.

Stray thought from my exhausted and scattered brain: Boomers are the last generation with some teaching of classical subjects, including the scientific method.

After 'language arts', 'social studies', 'new math', and other abominations, the younger folk don't even have a chance.

Posted by: mustbequantum at November 08, 2019 10:40 AM (MIKMs)

405 Its very confusing, but from what I've been able to gather in the last 10-minuts seems like the standard definitions are along the lines of...

Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)
GenX (Baby Bust): 1965-1979 (14-years)
Millennials (GenY): 1980-1994 (14-years)
GenZ: 1995-2012 (17-years)
Gen Alpha: 2013-


Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (77WPm)

406 "There ought to be some sort of funny, snarky reply one can make to millennials who say "O.K, Boomer"


Pat them on the head, and ask if they want a cookie.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (cqNba)

407 Greatest gen.? silent gen.?


those names were made up later tho

the boomer thing was a concept probably come up with by ad guys slightly older than boomers, or very early boomers

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (Rarvo)

408 398 no, which is why the seem to feel they have the prerogative to keep erasing whole sets of Gen X as they wish to

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (Rarvo)

Greatest gen.? silent gen.?

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (X/Pw5)

Presumably neither of those generations called themselves that. Btw greatest gen are the parents of boomers.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (O+iVW)

409 395 Sounds like we are about to get a transcript of another call Trump had with Zelensky.
Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)

=========

It's gonna have Trump saying, "Here's the aid. By the way, did you happen to look into Crowdstrike?"

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (q80AH)

410 What do nuclear wessels of the late 20th century have to do with this?

Posted by: Chekov, before he was crushed by his own car at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (H5knJ)

411
Very few people grok just how fast we're all moving through space.


*******

So if anybody ever acted on the sentiment "Stop the World I want to get off," we would all go hurtling off into space?

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (m45I2)

412 It's the rough equivalent of "OK Dad/Mom/xher", so what do you say in response to that?



Nothing. You just don't pick 'em up & dust 'em off when life knocks 'em on their ass.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (SMh/7)

413
It's the rough equivalent of "OK Dad/Mom/xher", so what do you say in response to that?


Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:38 AM (O+iVW)
"it's all good skippy (or sweetie) when you grow up you'll understand"

Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 08, 2019 10:42 AM (O8SrN)

414 There's an Andrew Wyeth painting I think the Dildo has featured here of a boy tumbling down a hill with a hand in his pocket. Andrew has said that the train crossing is just beyond that hill and that the hill is really a portrait of his father.

Even though he'd been tremendously successful from his debut (his first gallery show sold out, NC never sold out a show) you can see a difference in Andrew after his father's death. He's freer, bleaker, more himself.

Posted by: Bandersnatch, camp fire pics welcome at e-mail in nic at November 08, 2019 10:42 AM (gd9RK)

415 Ha.

@karentaveras

NEW: I asked Pres Trump if he will endorse Sessions in AL Senate race. He doesn't say yes or no.

"I saw he said very nice things about me last night we'll see"

@KristenhCNN & I tagged him to ask if he has forgiven Sessions for Russia probe recusal: "I don't even think about it"

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:42 AM (ZLI7S)

416 The Baby Boom is a statistical epoch, where more babies were born.

No other generation has that same precise statistical anomaly behind it. It is more than just a "between the years of..." type measure.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (wGbBR)

417 In space TP is going to be a problem.

There are YouTubes on how to wipe with on square of TP.

Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (RWW0Q)

418 392. It's Eric Carle, and he is brilliant! His work is currently at the Please Touch Museum in Philly.

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (8pU1e)

419 "There ought to be some sort of funny, snarky reply one can make to millennials who say "O.K, Boomer"


Pat them on the head, and ask if they want a cookie.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM


***

Hey kid, the line for your participation trophy is over there.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (axyOa)

420 I have seen where the gov says boomers 1946 - 1966. Twenty years.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:40 AM (SMh/7)


And in one single sentence you perfectly encapsulate why government it too big. I don't mean the date range, I mean the fact there is an official government category for it.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (kUmUV)

421 409
395 Sounds like we are about to get a transcript of another call Trump had with Zelensky.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)


Is this a good thing?

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (ymnmz)

422 Presumably neither of those generations called themselves that. Btw greatest gen are the parents of boomers.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (O+iVW)

I don't call myself a boomer, either.

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (X/Pw5)

423
There are YouTubes on how to wipe with on square of TP.

Posted by: torabora at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (RWW0Q)
Do they involve tearing out the center of the square first?

Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (O8SrN)

424 Nick makes a good point; the naming wasn't necessarily new, there have been other "baby booms" throughout history

we're looking at this from too close in, probably

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (Rarvo)

425 >>It's gonna have Trump saying, "Here's the aid. By the way, did you happen to look into Crowdstrike?"

It's hard to believe they are begging Trump to make fools of themselves while exposing everything.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (ZLI7S)

426 The official US government definition of Gen Y aka Millennials is born 1982-2002.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (ZGrMX)

427 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (1XAal)

428 Oh just go listen to the White Album and fowgetaboutit

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (Bf3hj)

429 Hey kid, the line for your participation trophy is over there.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (axyOa)
Ohhhh, I LIKE that one

Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (O8SrN)

430 If it weren't for the boomers, Hillary Clinton would be your president right now.

Posted by: Sooner at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (Fs5vw)

431 415 Ha.

@karentaveras

NEW: I asked Pres Trump if he will endorse Sessions in AL Senate race. He doesn't say yes or no.

"I saw he said very nice things about me last night we'll see"

@KristenhCNN & I tagged him to ask if he has forgiven Sessions for Russia probe recusal: "I don't even think about it"
----------------
Trump knows theater. Suspense is the essence of theater and becomes great art when irony is infused into it. This is how you get oodles of free press.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (yRAFu)

432 There ought to be some sort of funny, snarky reply one can make to millennials who say "O.K, Boomer"


Pat them on the head, and ask if they want a cookie.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:41 AM (cqNba)
-----
"So cranky. Would you like a juice box and some string cheese?"

Posted by: Captain Obvious at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (3Z6pZ)

433 I've seen every version of Treasure Island except the Charleton Heston one.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (KOrEC)

434 Mark Steyn made a great point that the "greatest generation" was really the "last great generation." Any generation before them would have done the same thing. They only seem remarkable because of what came after.

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:44 AM (N4xQB)

435 Its very confusing, but from what I've been able to gather in the last 10-minuts seems like the standard definitions are along the lines of...

Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)
GenX (Baby Bust): 1965-1979 (14-years)
Millennials (GenY): 1980-1994 (14-years)
GenZ: 1995-2012 (17-years)
Gen Alpha: 2013-


Posted by: DocJ


It's very confusing because with Boomers it starts WHEN it happened and Millennials 20 years BEFORE it happens.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (SMh/7)

436 Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

437 >>Is this a good thing?

Is it a good thing that we keep talking about corruption in Ukraine? Talking about Crowdstrke?

I'm thinking yep.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (ZLI7S)

438 So who should the Rs have testify at impeachment that would be really awkward?
Hunter Biden
Susan Rice
Samantha Power
Brennen
Clapper
??

Posted by: Yo! at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (1XAal)

439
It's The End Of The World As We Know It - a limerick

If you ever despair of this place
And resign from the old human race
If you suddenly"go Galt"
And bring the world to a halt
'We'll go hurtling off into space

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (m45I2)

440 It's very confusing because with Boomers it starts WHEN it happened and Millennials 20 years BEFORE it happens.


I think they were called Gen Y first, and the change of millennium happening for some reason caused the name to be changed. probably b/c Gen Y sucks kind of

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

441 I showed the kiddos how to create The Hungry Caterpillar using Carle's technique.

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (8pU1e)

442 192 Schools would be smart (ha! they are not) and reintroduce Treasure Island and similar books which boys would really enjoy reading

======
Since schools nowadays institutionally HATE boys that will never happen.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (szD6V)

443 I mean Gen Y sucked AS A NAME

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

444 " Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world."

Internet Pron.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (cqNba)

445 It's very confusing because with Boomers it starts WHEN it happened and Millennials 20 years BEFORE it happens.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (SMh/7)

Possible I have a typo in there. But I'm not seeing it.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (77WPm)

446 Treasure Planet was a great movie btw

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)

447 one answer to "Boomer" is "ha ha, I'm gonna get social security, you ain't gonna get jack shit cuz we're takin' it all with us when we go."

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (Kpl3J)

448 It's very confusing because with Boomers it starts WHEN it happened and Millennials 20 years BEFORE it happens.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (SMh/7)

The change from Gen Y to Millenials is odd, perhaps they felt the need to clarify not children of gen X?

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (O+iVW)

449 425 >>It's gonna have Trump saying, "Here's the aid. By the way, did you happen to look into Crowdstrike?"

It's hard to believe they are begging Trump to make fools of themselves while exposing everything.
---------------
So if the transcript reveals Zelenski saying that Biden was a piker in Ukrainian corruption compared to Nuland and Clinton this will make Schiff happy?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:47 AM (yRAFu)

450 Regard to the period I was born , I call myself a
Epstein didn't kill himself.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:47 AM (Q5ALd)

451 The change from Gen Y to Millenials is odd, perhaps they felt the need to clarify not children of gen X?


yeah I mean at the time Gen Y just never really fit well? Generation X referred to something specific, Gen Y was just a "sequel" name

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:47 AM (Rarvo)

452 437
>>Is this a good thing?



Is it a good thing that we keep talking about corruption in Ukraine? Talking about Crowdstrke?



I'm thinking yep.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (ZLI7S)


Would be nice if something would derail Schiff's blanket-tent party in the capitol cellar though.

I wish the indictments would start raining down.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 10:47 AM (ymnmz)

453 325 Re: the "OK, Boomer,"thing, and not to bash "Minx 0.7 Alpha", but c'mon. have ya seen this place?

My first BBS looked like this, only in green text.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:24 AM (gPZ9i)


At least the BBS *I* ran had color; in fact, the software was called "Color 64."

Geeze, what a boomer.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at November 08, 2019 10:48 AM (DTX3h)

454 416 The Baby Boom is a statistical epoch, where more babies were born.

No other generation has that same precise statistical anomaly behind it. It is more than just a "between the years of..." type measure.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (wGbBR)

The baby boom is a statistical phenomenon. The millenials are defined by some measurement involving the millenium rolling over. Everything else is fuzzy math and personal bias.

In my eyes, nobody who was a legal adult before the millennium rolled over should be considered a Millenial.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:48 AM (J+mig)

455 >>So if the transcript reveals Zelenski saying that Biden was a piker in Ukrainian corruption compared to Nuland and Clinton this will make Schiff happy?

It would certainly fuel my schadenboner.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:48 AM (ZLI7S)

456 it's friday what fun stuff is gonna drop

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:49 AM (Rarvo)

457 How does California differ from the Titanic?

When the Titanic went down, it still had it's lights on.

Millennials won't get that joke.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 10:49 AM (axyOa)

458 "Some things would be fascinating if they weren't so disturbing."

Posted by: Kamala! at November 08, 2019 10:49 AM (F5uY3)

459 To be honest, those of us looking back @ you boomers see you as sort of a plague of locusts, one that has yet to eat up the crops, but we know its coming. But since you failed to breed enough to pay for your upcoming expenses, we're all going to get screwed.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (Bf3hj)

460 #TwoWeeks

Still funny.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (Q5ALd)

461 Starz did a prequel series to Treasure Island called Black Sails. I liked it. But it was pretty woke in certain respects. All the rum and sodomy of the pirate lifestyle without any of the dispproval basically.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 08, 2019 10:09 AM (H5knJ)


That's what 'woke' doesn't understand. As ace says, shame is part of the kink.

But I thought Black Sails stunk. Cutthroat Island also stunk. And don't get me started on Pirates of the Caribbean. When was the last time Hollywood put out a decent pirate movie?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (+u+qV)

462 Gen z and gen alpha sounds ominous. It's like the world tilted off it's axis in 2012. We went from 'don't ask don't tell' and communism as a relic to trannies and Elizabeth Warren over night.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (KOrEC)

463 399 As for population, probably at least 10,000 if we expect it to be able
to maintain current technological levels independent of trade.


IIRC 50-70k is the minimum for a long-term viable gene pool. (The numbers of surviving humans in the BSG reboot were a VERY sober reminder of how close to the edge they really were.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (AM1GF)

There was a bottleneck during an ice age when there were about 10,000 hominids. We made it, obviously, but there had to have been LOADS of inbreeding.

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (RD7QR)

464 The book Generations by William Strauss was pretty good. I recommend it. Read it back in the 90s.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (yRAFu)

465 I got a little change in my pocket going jing-a-ling-a-ling
Wanna call you on the telephone, baby, I give you a ring
But each time we talk, I get the same old thing
Always, "No huggee, no kissee until I get a wedding ring"

My honey, my baby
Don't put my love upon no shelf
She said
"Don't hand me no lines and Epstein didn't kill himself"

Posted by: Clutch Cargo at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (+/Zpf)

466 Politics is going to be so boring when Trump is gone.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (ZLI7S)

467 I'm not sure if this current Trump impeachment crap is about Trump or designed to take out Biden.

Posted by: Jean at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (B7KlG)

468 Here's how you do it:
Jay: Before y'all go beaming me up there's one thing you gotta remember:
You chose me... so you recognized the skills, so I don't want nobody
calling me son or kid or sport or nothing like that, cool?
Kay: Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about
all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely... dick.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (q1Pj5)

469 We laugh at the boomer fags.

Posted by: Fast Attack submariners at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (F5uY3)

470 When was the last time Hollywood put out a decent pirate movie?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (+u+qV)

Captain Phillips?

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (Q5ALd)

471 Trump tweaking the media again. Says he'll attend Russia's May Day parade. Love this guy.

Posted by: Sooner at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (Fs5vw)

472 454. Yep. If you see a population graph, you can see why the Boom is different. It existed in terms of mathematics.

We try to shoe horn other generations into similar epochs, but we cannot, as the shared experience is not there in the same way.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (wGbBR)

473 So be it. I want my SS and will vote for politicians
that tax the living shit out of Generation Idiot to make sure that
happens. Enjoy your fairness.


Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 10:21 AM (MxEKc)

The whole free shit for all thing is another. Yeah, lets do that it. It'll work for about 10 years. So all those old people will get all that free health care and other stuff just in time for it to bankrupt the whole country right after they die.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (CQ3Qb)

474 Never cared much for PJ O'Rourke, but at least he's honest enough to say boomers didnt breed enough, and thats why all the immigrant labor is needed to wipe their tushies in the next 25 years

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (Bf3hj)

475 At least the BBS *I* ran had color; in fact, the software was called "Color 64."

1200 baud and 4 colors was the shit.

64?
Hell almost anybody can design with a palette like that. Bet you were one of those that had the big box of crayons with the sharpener in the back too.

Posted by: IP - Still a dude at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (gPZ9i)

476 I'm not sure if this current Trump impeachment crap is about Trump or designed to take out Biden.

Posted by: Jean at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (B7KlG)

But but but, the polls say Biden is up +75 points on TwoScoops!!

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (77WPm)

477 The best pirate movie is The Island featuring Michael Caine.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:52 AM (yRAFu)

478 Possible I have a typo in there. But I'm not seeing it.
Posted by: DocJ


No typo that I saw.
They claim the term millennials is for when they "came of age" which is why they want to start the group at 1980.

But they claim "The baby boom" when it started. Not when THEY came of age.

Which, instead of Boomers, they should be called Aquarius.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (SMh/7)

479 462 Gen z and gen alpha sounds ominous. It's like the world tilted off it's axis in 2012. We went from 'don't ask don't tell' and communism as a relic to trannies and Elizabeth Warren over night.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (KOrEC)

Millennials(aka children of Boomers), began to vote.

Generation Alpga will come of age during the civil war?

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (O+iVW)

480 The whole free shit for all thing is another. Yeah, lets do that it. It'll work for about 10 years. So all those old people will get all that free health care and other stuff just in time for it to bankrupt the whole country right after they die.


You cracked the code!

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (Rarvo)

481 By any sane definition, a Millenial should be
someone born before the new millenium (Which arrived on Jan 1, 2001) who
became a legal adult after, placing it from 1983-2000.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:22 AM (J+mig)


Nope, the Millenial generation began being born in 1980-1981.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (CQ3Qb)

482 CBD your art posting prompted this in my distracted brain

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QKytZFkIwjI

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Pro aris et focis at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (vSTQF)

483 I'm taking SS when I reach 62.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (Q5ALd)

484 They claim the term millennials is for when they "came of age" which is why they want to start the group at 1980.



But they claim "The baby boom" when it started. Not when THEY came of age.



Which, instead of Boomers, they should be called Aquarius.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (SMh/7)
Ah. Yeah, good point.

Posted by: DocJ at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (77WPm)

485 395 Sounds like we are about to get a transcript of another call Trump had with Zelensky.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (ZLI7S)


Really. It should be informative. Perhaps another "let them get worked up and then cut the ground out from under them" strategy round is happening.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Warm Yourself with Rages and Roars from the Outrage Outlet! at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (hLRSq)

486 "OK, Boomer,"

Ok, Slacker.

Posted by: t-bird at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (Ydn2k)

487 So who should the Rs have testify at impeachment that would be really awkward?
Hunter Biden
Susan Rice
Samantha Power
Brennen
Clapper
??

Posted by: Yo! at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (1XAal)


Jeffery Epstein!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (BiNEL)

488 435 Its very confusing, but from what I've been able to gather in the last 10-minuts seems like the standard definitions are along the lines of...

Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)
GenX (Baby Bust): 1965-1979 (14-years)
Millennials (GenY): 1980-1994 (14-years)
GenZ: 1995-2012 (17-years)
Gen Alpha: 2013-

Posted by: DocJ

It's very confusing because with Boomers it starts WHEN it happened and Millennials 20 years BEFORE it happens.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (SMh/7)

14 years is too short for a generation.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (J+mig)

489
374 did you guys see the image of the sad faced Obama minions leaving the WH? which supposedly had Ciamerella (sp) in it?

is that real or fake?
Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:35 AM (Rarvo)


The picture is real and has been shown before. Whether Whistler's Whistler is in it is another question altogether. Many claim not him in that shot.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (pNxlR)

490 474 Never cared much for PJ O'Rourke, but at least he's honest enough to say boomers didnt breed enough, and thats why all the immigrant labor is needed to wipe their tushies in the next 25 years
--------------------
The reason we didn't breed enough is we were expected to subsidize everyone not us during the famine caused by LBJs Guns and Butter.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (yRAFu)

491 Captain Phillips?
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (Q5ALd)


Well, OK.

But I was thinking of the 'arrrgh matey' and 'shiver me timbers' type pirates.Like Billy Bones.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (+u+qV)

492
When was the last time Hollywood put out a decent pirate movie?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM


Brokeback Mountain?

no, wait

different kind of pirate

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (Ny341)

493 I'm not sure if this current Trump impeachment crap is about Trump or designed to take out Biden.

Posted by: Jean at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (B7KlG)


Neither. It's about Bill Clinton and George Bush. The left wanted revenge for Clinton's impeachment, but 9/11 basically gave Bush a shield against any attempt to impeach him.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (wCmLp)

494 436 Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world.
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

Sexual intercourse began in 1963...

Posted by: Philip Larkin at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

495 MSNBC's Scarborough Blasts Warren's Health Care Agenda: "Worst Political Idea I Have Ever Heard"

-
When you've lost Scarborough, you've lost the intern-killing, failed politician cum propagandist vote.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (+y/Ru)

496 Nope, the Millenial generation began being born in 1980-1981.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 10:53 AM (CQ3Qb)

By no sane, logical definition.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (J+mig)

497 Ok, Slacker.


OH COME ON!

let us AT LEAST keep the "slacker" monicker?!?

we Gen X get so little

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (Rarvo)

498 494 436 Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world.
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

Sexual intercourse began in 1963...
Posted by: Philip Larkin at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

"The Greeks invented sex. The Romans introduced it to women"

Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (N4xQB)

499 (The numbers of surviving humans in the BSG reboot were a VERY sober reminder of how close to the edge they really were.)

Posted by: Brother Cavil Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM


Given Winona survived the reboot, I'd say there was nothing to worry about.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (F5uY3)

500 Late to the thread.

Billy Bones is based on an old guy with a peg leg who lived upstairs at what's known as the Pirate House in Savannah. Robert Louis Stephenson lived across the street and hung out there while writing Treasure Island.

That's the local story.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (ptqGC)

501 But I was thinking of the 'arrrgh matey' and 'shiver me timbers' type pirates.Like Billy Bones.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (+u+qV)

I was being snarky. I wish I had thought of the Brokeback Mountain snark. Well done.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (Q5ALd)

502
Jeffery Epstein!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (BiNEL)


Call him repeatedly and, when he doesn't show, call George Stephanopoulos and tell him, "bring the interviews tapes with you".

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (pNxlR)

503 468
Here's how you do it:
Jay: Before y'all go beaming me up there's one thing you gotta remember:

You chose me... so you recognized the skills, so I don't want nobody

calling me son or kid or sport or nothing like that, cool?
Kay: Cool, whatever you say, slick, but I need to tell you something about

all your skills. As of right now, they mean precisely... dick.

Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (q1Pj5)

I don't like to do the generational generalizations...but here I go.. What I notice most about most millenials, is their near pride in knowing so little about how things work other than a cell phone. Don't need to change a flat, just call someone. Don't really need to know or study anything just pop up a you tube video when you need it. They just sort of glide through their lives just assuming that ever advancing technology will make their lives easier an better. And old people are just losers who don't get it.
Who needs to learn how to drive, there is gonna be self driving cars!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (ymnmz)

504
"The Greeks invented sex. The Romans introduced it to women"
--------------
My sides are hurting. Thanks.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (yRAFu)

505 494 436 Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world.
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

Sexual intercourse began in 1963...
Posted by: Philip Larkin at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

I was told it was in 1929 by black people playing jazz.

Posted by: Capn Ned at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (JFO2v)

506 Starz did a prequel series to Treasure Island called Black Sails. I liked it. But it was pretty woke in certain respects. All the rum and sodomy of the pirate lifestyle without any of the dispproval basically.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 08, 2019 10:09 AM (H5knJ)

Yeah Flint being gay was stupid and shoehorned in, but the story was awesome and other than periodically (and at the end obviously) they didn't shove it in your face constantly. And yeah - there was plenty of disapproval - the entire reason Flint became a pirate was because people back in jolly ole' found out that he was, in fact, a butt pirate.

The main character of the series really is John Silver who was played brilliantly by the actor IMO.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (9V81o)

507 497 Ok, Slacker.


OH COME ON!

let us AT LEAST keep the "slacker" monicker?!?

we Gen X get so little

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (Rarvo)

Gen X are the yuppies right?

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:57 AM (O+iVW)

508 There was a bottleneck during an ice age when there
were about 10,000 hominids. We made it, obviously, but there had to have
been LOADS of inbreeding.

Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan


Yeah, about 70,000 years ago after some megavolcano frakked the climate. I should have said healthy gene pool, I can't imagine what had to breed out in the intervening time, or what sort of disorders we live with now are because of what happened to the gene pool back then.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 08, 2019 10:57 AM (AM1GF)

509
Pulls out slide rule. "OK asshole, you put a man on the moon with one of these."
Posted by: Diogenes at November 08

=====
Unfortunately for your point Boomers had nothing to do with the Moon landings. When I think Boomers (and I are one) I think of Clinton and his 'accomplishments'.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (szD6V)

510 IIRC 50-70k is the minimum for a long-term viable gene pool.
Posted by: Brother Cavil
Your ad here! 1-800-MORON-AD
at November 08, 2019 10:39 AM (AM1GF)
'...
There was a bottleneck during an ice age when there were about 10,000 hominids. We made it, obviously, but there had to have been LOADS of inbreeding.
...
Posted by: joncelli, lifelong Redskins fan at November 08, 2019 10:51 AM (RD7QR)


Brother Cavil was talking about a viable gene pool!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (BiNEL)

511 498 494 436 Boomers invented drugs, sex, and rock-n-roll. What a world.
Posted by: Count de Monet at November 08, 2019 10:45 AM (q1Pj5)

Sexual intercourse began in 1963...
Posted by: Philip Larkin at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

"The Greeks invented sex. The Romans introduced it to women"
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (N4xQB)

*dad to daughter marrying Greek guy*
Honey you do not have to turn over if your do not want to
*daughter looks at dad*
but we want kids someday

Posted by: Capn Ned at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (JFO2v)

512 >>Really. It should be informative. Perhaps another "let them get worked up and then cut the ground out from under them" strategy round is happening.

Lambs to slaughter.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (ZLI7S)

513 Gen X are the yuppies right?


oh ha ha

no the boomer got to be yuppies too

we were slackers and now honestly I think we're just burnt out

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (Rarvo)

514 262
Anyone remember the TV series, "100 Lives of Black Jack Savage"? It only lasted maybe half a season.

Posted by: Kris at November 08, 2019 10:12 AM (OyyDO)


I do! Could never remember the title, though, so thank you! I really liked that show. It was silly adventure fun.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (rP4OC)

515 And old people are just losers who don't get it.
Who needs to learn how to drive, there is gonna be self driving cars!

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (ymnmz)

In fairness, we get a lot of people pulling out sliderules around here.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:58 AM (O+iVW)

516 Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:59 AM (yRAFu)

517 I'm tempted to tune in to The View, just to see how they've recovered from yesterday.

I've already suffered brain damage from watching Don, Jr.'s appearance, so I probably won't feel a thing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at November 08, 2019 10:59 AM (ptqGC)

518 418 392. It's Eric Carle, and he is brilliant! His work is currently at the Please Touch Museum in Philly.
Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 10:43 AM (8pU1e)

My favorite museum

Posted by: Joe Biden at November 08, 2019 10:59 AM (7HtZB)

519 516 Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?


no! I'm sure there's an app for that.

to give Gen Z or whatever credit, the kids around me can, they all wanted to drive ASAP

AND they all want to learn to drive stick!

completely different generation from Millennials (seems like)

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 11:00 AM (Rarvo)

520 The sea was angry that day my friends....

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 11:00 AM (U6CWW)

521 Gen X are the yuppies right?
Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 10:57 AM (O+iVW)


The first yuppies were hippies who got jobs.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (+u+qV)

522 When I think Boomers (and I are one) I think of Clinton and his 'accomplishments'.

-
Well, we can still point at the millennials and laugh.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (+y/Ru)

523 Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?

The techs at my car dealer are in that age range and they do good work.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)

524 Sexual intercourse began in 1963...
Posted by: Philip Larkin at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (RD7QR)

"The Greeks invented sex. The Romans introduced it to women"
Posted by: Biggs Darklighter


The muslims invented using goat intestines for condoms.

The British removed the intestines first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (SMh/7)

525 No love for me?

Posted by: Long Dong Silver at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (F5uY3)

526 I've already suffered brain damage from watching Don, Jr.'s appearance, so I probably won't feel a thing.


I have no idea how you watched that

I almost self-harmed just listening to the clips from it Rich Zeoli (local AM talker) kept playing

THAT WAS SCARY

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (Rarvo)

527
The muslims invented using goat intestines for condoms.

The British removed the intestines first.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (SMh/7)

Honestly not sure how much better that makes it.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (O+iVW)

528 By no sane, logical definition.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:55 AM (J+mig)


Labeling entire generations is neither sane or logical in the first place. Don't hate the player, hate the game.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (CQ3Qb)

529 But I was thinking of the 'arrrgh matey' and 'shiver me timbers' type pirates.Like Billy Bones.


Posted by: Oregon Muse at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (+u+qV)


I'm right here, you know.

Posted by: Captain Blood at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (q1Pj5)

530 When was the last time Hollywood put out a decent pirate movie?
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar

2004 The Spongebob Square Pants Movie

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Pro aris et focis at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (vSTQF)

531 516 Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:59 AM (yRAFu)

---

My daughters can.

Posted by: SMH at the way EDKH at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (RU4sa)

532 14 years is too short for a generation.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 10:54 AM (J+mig)


Just me, but 20 years seems to be a reasonable (although slightly imprecise) benchmark for the nominal duration of a generation.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (BiNEL)

533 OK Boomer!


Hey Slacker, how much student debt you got? And make it a large fries , I'm going out to bang Gaia and I need a little extra sumpin sumpin.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (ymnmz)

534 Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 10:56 AM (ymnmz)

As a tail-end member of Generation X, I have a different outlook on YouTube videos. You can find instruction in almost anything. Any skill you didn't pick up due to the failure of our corrupt educational system to teach any practical skills can be had at few clicks.

You can go from not knowing anything to basically proficient in minutes. That's not a way to stay ignorant, it's a way to overcome ignorance.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (J+mig)

535 Never get changing a tire as some sort of proof of manhood or whatever. I havent changed one in 20, 25 years myself. I have roadside assistance included with my insurance. Let someone else get dirty. And yeah there is an app for that.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (U6CWW)

536 Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)

I go by 1943-1960, which I think are the original Howe dates.

Posted by: t-bird at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (nIvDu)

537 You can go from not knowing anything to basically proficient in minutes. That's not a way to stay ignorant, it's a way to overcome ignorance.


I completely agree, I use them constantly.

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (Rarvo)

538 What kind of dog is this? It's adorable and I know that it doesn't come with a cowboy hat.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (WI7YS)

539 "OK, Boomer."

"Thanks, kid."

Posted by: creeper at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (fE1wp)

540 533 OK Boomer!


Hey Slacker, how much student debt you got? And make it a large fries , I'm going out to bang Gaia and I need a little extra sumpin sumpin.

Posted by: Cuthbert the Witless at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM (ymnmz)
Sex with trees is a Millennial thing. Maybe talk about driving a truck or suv.

Posted by: Someguy at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (O+iVW)

541 "Sexual intercourse began in 1963..."

Make that 1956, or mom and dad have some 'splainin to do.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (cqNba)

542 Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM


This.

Posted by: Tindr at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (F5uY3)

543 Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (m45I2)

544 351
I'm just mad because now that the Boomers are finally getting theirs, us Gen Xers are getting lumped in with them.

Posted by: Floyd of Rosedale at November 08, 2019 10:30 AM (O6DoG)


Since I was born towards the tail end of Gen X (1979), I get shit on from both sides. Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here, watching the world burn.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (rP4OC)

545 538 Aaaaaaaand here's the picture

https://tinyurl.com/y3f7lc9z

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (WI7YS)

546 459
To be honest, those of us looking back @ you boomers see you as sort of a
plague of locusts, one that has yet to eat up the crops, but we know
its coming. But since you failed to breed enough to pay for your
upcoming expenses, we're all going to get screwed.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 08, 2019 10:50 AM (Bf3hj)
Failed to breed. Whut? We're the everybody gets to get an abortion generation! Roe V Wade, that's us!

So, you wanted MORE competition for jobs as you got older? Immigrants weren't enough? Along with bitching about boomers not retiring you could bitch about all the other people your age who didn't major in elementary basketweaving competing for the good jobs.

Noted.

We set out to do all this evil shit, just know that, it was a deliberate conspiracy on our part. That's what really happened at Woodstock, that's where we set out the plan for the next 50 years. We can let that info out now because it's too late for you to stop the plan.


Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (O8SrN)

547 Fen, you gotta give us a few more clues... like maybe a picture.

Posted by: creeper at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (fE1wp)

548 516 Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?
Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 10:59 AM (yRAFu)


Most of my kids are in that age group and they can all change a tire, even the girls. Kind of wish one or two were around now as 3"-4" of global warming fell last night and somebody has to put on the snow tires this weekend.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (kUmUV)

549 How can boomers be born pre ww2 when the term boomer means post war baby boom?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (U6CWW)

550 543 Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (m45I2)


I think you're being overly generous.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (+u+qV)

551 Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM



What? No specifics???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (axyOa)

552 536 Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)

I go by 1943-1960, which I think are the original Howe dates.
Posted by: t-bird at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (nIvDu)

Yes, Im '64 and I identify with Gen x.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (RD7QR)

553 It is an Angus Terrier

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 08, 2019 11:06 AM (B+t5k)

554 Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM

I got enough for both.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

555 That "dog" looks suspiciously like a fox.

Posted by: creeper at November 08, 2019 11:06 AM (fE1wp)

556 >>Aaaaaaaand here's the picture

That's no doggie.

Posted by: JackStraw at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (ZLI7S)

557 554 Don't hate the player, hate the game.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at November 08, 2019 11:02 AM

I got enough for both.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)

==========

Games? Like Scrabble?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, Just All about the Billy Wilder movies at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (q80AH)

558 Since I was born towards the tail end of Gen X (1979), I get shit on from both sides. Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here, watching the world burn.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (rP4OC)

I know the feeling.

And watch it, those asshole demographers will start calling you a Millenial unless you tell them to stop moving the goalposts.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (J+mig)

559 I may try that OK Boomer next time I hear an older lib start ranting about global warming. They are the ones that stared that insanity.

Posted by: Ripley at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (MxEKc)

560 Boomers did win the birth year lottery no doubt about it. But bitching about it will not help millennials in life.

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (U6CWW)

561
Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM

What? No specifics???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM


there are two types of people:

1.) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (ceIDk)

562 I have a different outlook on YouTube videos. You can find instruction in almost anything. Any skill you didn't pick up due to the failure of our corrupt educational system to teach any practical skills can be had at few clicks.

You can go from not knowing anything to basically proficient in minutes. That's not a way to stay ignorant, it's a way to overcome ignorance.


Definitely works for me.

Posted by: Dr. Fred M'bogo, Neurosurgeon at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (F5uY3)

563 The first yuppies were hippies who got jobs.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Austere Religious Scholar at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (+u+qV)

Jerry Rubin?

Posted by: BignJames at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM (X/Pw5)

564 558 Since I was born towards the tail end of Gen X (1979), I get shit on from both sides. Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here, watching the world burn.
Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (rP4OC)

My lawn. Get off it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

565
Any skill you didn't pick up due to the failure of our corrupt educational system to teach any practical skills can be had at few clicks.
...
Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 11:03 AM (J+mig)


Are you indicting our educational system?

Posted by: Eric "Otter" Stratton at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (pNxlR)

566 I got enough for both.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 11:06 AM (NWiLs)


Insom, good to see you.

Pace yourself, it's early in the day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (BiNEL)

567 As a tail-end member of Generation X, I have a different outlook on YouTube videos. You can find instruction in almost anything. Any skill you didn't pick up due to the failure of our corrupt educational system to teach any practical skills can be had at few clicks.

Same. I've learned a ton from YT videos, just keep your BS filter active to know who you can trust. And there's an entire genre of older Millennials/tail-end Gen X buying land in the middle of nowhere and building a self-sufficient cabin that I feel would be of interest to the Horde.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (ZGrMX)

568 545 538 Aaaaaaaand here's the picture

https://tinyurl.com/y3f7lc9z
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM (WI7YS)

You domesticated a fox?

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (RD7QR)

569 Never cared much for PJ O'Rourke, but at least he's honest enough to say boomers didnt breed enough, and thats why all the immigrant labor is needed to wipe their tushies in the next 25 years
Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster

I liked him back in his National Lampoon days. He once wrote a piece about how he liked driving huge cars when he was drinking and driving because the damage and turmoil happening in front of the hood seemed distant and unrelated to him. Cracked me up.

Posted by: Biergood at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (yb6r+)

570 Rather than grouping folk by date of birth, I'm fine with grouping by political ideology.

I know lots of younger folk who skew to the right.

And lots of older folk who would rather march under the Hammer and Sickle

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (cqNba)

571 Cop who arrested El Chapo's son gets shot 155 times in broad daylight.

https://dailym.ai/2WVXvBM

But I see no reason for a Wall.

Posted by: t-bird at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (QrTqV)

572 549 How can boomers be born pre ww2 when the term boomer means post war baby boom?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM (U6CWW)


I've heard the name "lost generation" when referring to the generation born just prior to and during WWII.

Posted by: Sooner at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (Fs5vw)

573
TED Talk nood

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (ceIDk)

574 All the millennials I know well are ice people and we have had some good conversations even if we don't always agree, so I can't imagine them saying "O. K, Boomer" to me. One of them is my son who in the heat of teen stuff has had a sharp mouth at times, but most parents have had that. I don't think he thinks of me as a Boomer"-Just "Mom"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM (WI7YS)

575 The whole intergenerational warfare thing is dumb. Prior generations do stupid shitty things then raise the next generation who do stupid shitty things and so on and on.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (NWiLs)

576 Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM


Usually, I'd be inclined to agree with you, but these are unusual times!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (BiNEL)

577 Cop who arrested El Chapo's son gets shot 155 times in broad daylight.


That seems a might excessive.

Posted by: Captain Blood at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (q1Pj5)

578 Generic generational generalizations are generally disingenuous.

Posted by: Muldoon at November 08, 2019 11:04 AM

What? No specifics???

Posted by: Diogenes at November 08, 2019 11:05 AM

there are two types of people:

1.) Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data



Posted by: AltonJackson at November 08, 2019 11:07 AM


***

Ahh...Climate Scientists!

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

579 571 Cop who arrested El Chapo's son gets shot 155 times in broad daylight.
-----------------
Fucking Mexicans are retards. It only take one fucking round.

Posted by: Puddin Head at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (yRAFu)

580 Are you indicting our educational system?
Posted by: Eric "Otter" Stratton at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (pNxlR)

If I were a prosecutor, I'd be angling for the death penalty.

Posted by: Cato, Media Delenda Est at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (J+mig)

581 make that "nice " people not "ice" people.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 08, 2019 11:10 AM (WI7YS)

582 Saw another little item about the Mexico slaughter, where the cartels shot up a convoy and killed American citizens; a good exclamation point to how hopelessly lost Mexico is. At the time of the shooting, even after notifications and calls were made, the closest police and/or military units that could respond were over 4 hours drive away. And that's on relatively untraveled roads.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (Kpl3J)

583 The first yuppies were hippies who got jobs.

As Steely Dan put it,

All those day-glo freaks who used to paint the face
They've joined the human race
Some things will never change

(Larry Carlton plays "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" in morse code).

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (ZGrMX)

584 Sexual intercourse began in 1963..."

Pretty sure it began the year I turned 17

Posted by: Sock Monkey..Pro aris et focis at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (vSTQF)

585 580
Are you indicting our educational system?

Posted by: Eric "Otter" Stratton at November 08, 2019 11:08 AM (pNxlR)
'

We don't have to sit here while they run down America! There's a Nood!

Posted by: DamnedYankee at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (O8SrN)

586 You domesticated a fox?
Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at November 08, 2019 11:09 AM


Cool, huh?

Posted by: Mr. Chelsea Clinton at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (F5uY3)

587 The latest on Trump:

Anonymous author's 'WARNING' portrays presidency on brink...
'He stumbles, slurs, gets confused, easily irritated'...

-
Yeah, he can't present as coherent and aware like Biden and Pelosi.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (+y/Ru)

588 Corgis come.

Posted by: QE2 at November 08, 2019 11:12 AM (XzVUd)

589
I think they were called Gen Y first, and the
change of millennium happening for some reason caused the name to be
changed. probably b/c Gen Y sucks kind of

Posted by: BlackOrchid...aEDKH at November 08, 2019 10:46 AM (Rarvo)


Then there's Gen Z, which to me is characterized by that idiotic iPad or Surface commercial from a couple years ago with the little androgynous girl/boy child who takes s/h/it's tablet all over the city and, when his/her/its neighbor asks how they like their computer, s/h/it says, "What's a computer?"

Fucking HAAAAAATE that stupid ad.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 11:13 AM (rP4OC)

590 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at November 08, 2019 11:11 AM (+y/Ru)

All those people go to the rallies to watch for this

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar knows that EDKH at November 08, 2019 11:14 AM (BiNEL)

591 Since I was born towards the tail end of Gen X
(1979), I get shit on from both sides. Meanwhile, I'm just sitting here,
watching the world burn.


Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth)


1971 here. May as well break out the hot dogs and the fixins for s'mores since we're stuck here.

Posted by: Brother Cavil
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at November 08, 2019 11:18 AM (AM1GF)

592 Its very confusing, but from what I've been able to gather in the last 10-minuts seems like the standard definitions are along the lines of...

Boomers: 1946-1965 (19-years)
GenX (Baby Bust): 1965-1979 (14-years)
Millennials (GenY): 1980-1994 (14-years)
GenZ: 1995-2012 (17-years)
Gen Alpha: 2013-

Posted by: DocJ

I saw a similar chart that goes:

Boomers: 1946-1964 [18 years]
Gen X: 1965-1976 [11 years]
Millenials: 1977-1995 [18 years]
Gen Z: 1996 - present [I guess us Xers luv us some baby making]

It's all abstraction by demography geeks. My youngest sibling is arbitrarily assigned to a different generation than I am. Despite being generated by the same parents.

Posted by: Ernst Schreiber at November 08, 2019 11:19 AM (xmKbk)

593 523
Has anyone ever seen a Millennial change a tire?



The techs at my car dealer are in that age range and they do good work.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 11:01 AM (ZGrMX)


And there's a reason mechanics make so much money these days. It's because there are so damn few of them, since it's "dirty" work, and Millennials hate dirty work.

Posted by: MWR, The Public Intellectual (aka Beth) at November 08, 2019 11:20 AM (rP4OC)

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Posted by: DianaJMartinez at November 08, 2019 11:22 AM (coWif)

595 Chief Brody: Isn't it true that most people are attacked by sharks in three feet of water and about ten feet from the beach?

Hooper: Yes, that's true.

Posted by: Mayor of Shark City at November 08, 2019 11:25 AM (t8hbk)

596 And there's a reason mechanics make so much money these days. It's because there are so damn few of them, since it's "dirty" work, and Millennials hate dirty work.

I think you'll find that there's actually a lot of them doing that dirty work, it's just the media looks down on them and pretends they don't exist. Certainly not as many as there's demand for, but somebody's keeping your power on and Internet connected and increasingly it's people under 40.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 08, 2019 11:25 AM (ZGrMX)

597 I've got a Folio Society facsimile edition of Treasure Island with the NC Wyeth art. I'd have been scared of it as a child, too, which I think is the allure of it.

Posted by: csmats at November 08, 2019 01:04 PM (X5VFN)

598 These paintings (illustrations?) scared me.

If he used any kind of paint to create them, they are paintings.

Posted by: kallisto at November 08, 2019 01:29 PM (DJFLF)

599 You can see the original Artwork at the Brandywine River Museum outside of Philly. It is dedicated to Wyeth and his works. He illustrated many classic books like; Last of the Mohicans, 80,000 Leagues under the Sea, Swiss Family Robinson. They have great programs for kids and adults alike. Plus you can tour his studio.

Posted by: tina848 at November 08, 2019 01:32 PM (vzuAV)

600 Q. How do Pirates sell Corn? A. For Buck an Ear

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at November 08, 2019 04:35 PM (wGqjj)

601 Looks like Frazetta might have drawn some inspiration from these.

Posted by: Henry Hess at November 09, 2019 11:01 AM (xtGrI)

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