Saturday Overnight Open Thread (11/30/19) Good Bye November Edition

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(Just Another Night At The ONT)


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THE SATURDAY NIGHT JOKE


Momma Pea and Daddy Pea were thrilled to have Baby Pea join their little family and, as he grew, delighted in teaching him about the world around him. As Baby Pea grew old enough to be taught about how to explore the neighborhood, his parents decided it was time to teach him how to navigate crossing the street.

So one day, Momma Pea and Daddy Pea took Baby Pea to the side of the road to show the youngster how to cross. Daddy Pea spoke first – the important thing is to look left, look right, and look left again and, if no traffic can be seen, it is safe to cross. I’ll show you – Daddy Pea looked left, looked right and looked left again and, since no cars were visible, he rolled across the road to the other side.

Once Daddy Pea was safely across, Momma Pea spoke up. Now remember Baby Pea, look left, look right, and look left again and, if no traffic can be seen, it is safe to cross. Like this - Mommy Pea looked left, looked right and looked left again and, since no cars were visible, she rolled across the road to the other side. Now with Mommy and Daddy Pea on the other side of the road, they waved their Pea Arms and motioned for Baby Pea to cross the street.

Baby Pea had listened intently to the Momma Pea and Daddy Pea’s directions. So, he looked left, looked right, and looked left again and, seeing nothing coming started to cross. But as soon as he started, a car appeared - Momma Pea and Daddy Pea were frantic and started to holler but Baby Pea knew what to do - and he quickly rolled back to where he had started and was, once more, safely on the side of the road.

Momma Pea and Daddy Pea were quite relieved and again, noticed no traffic in the roadway and motioned for Baby Pea to come over. So, he looked left, looked right, and looked left again and, seeing nothing coming, rolled off to cross. Baby Pea was rolling along nicely but, being a Baby Pea, he took longer to roll across than his parents. When he was halfway across, a speeding semi started to bear down on him. Momma Pea and Daddy Pea were screaming with terror to roll faster and Baby Pea gave it all he had but alas, the semi ran him over and squashed him flat.

Horrified, Momma Pea and Daddy Pea rushed to his side, folded him up and called 911 for Pea EMS. They arrived in minutes and rushed Baby Pea to Pea Hospital where he was immediately taken to the Pea Emergency Room.

Momma Pea and Daddy Pea clutched each other tearfully and prayed mightily for a miracle for Baby Pea. Soon, Doctor Pea came out of the treatment room, soaked in sweat from his exertions.

Momma Pea, Daddy Pea, I have good news and bad news. The good news is Baby Pea will live. Momma Pea and Daddy Pea were overcome with joy and hugged each other and jumped up and down.

Finally, Daddy Pea asked, “Oh, what’s the bad news?

Doctor Pea said “He’s going to be a vegetable for the rest of his life.”H/T tonypete

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32 Funny town names from the UK.

Although I think I have been to a couple of them here in the States.

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Unhappy with the customer service you recently had? There's a site for that.

When you have a terrible experience at a restaurant or store, you might not know where to turn. Maybe you even alerted a manager or customer service agent, only to get ignored. As a pissed off consumer, you want to post a review or complaint online.

Online reviews can help warn other customers about an untrustworthy company, and can also help your problem reach a satisfying conclusion. If you want to comment on a business or product, head to these consumer complaint sites.


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Are you a Moron who identifies as a hippie. You might want to live in Joshua Tree, CA.

What would you say if I told you there is a place in Southern California's high desert that is an arts community yet to be overrun with tourists and would-be influencers? A place that is perhaps one of the last remaining vestiges of SoCal desert boho/hippie culture, where there are no chain restaurants, no orchestrated "Instagrammable moments," no garish attractions screaming at you in neon for your tourist dollars, and really no immediately obvious attempt at tourism infrastructure despite being 10 minutes from a national park?


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(H/T chavez the hugo)


Speaking of snow, here's a great way to measure it.

While we can’t change the weather (yet?), we, as a society, have made extraordinary strides in predicting what’s happening next. There are definitely glitches and mistakes, sure, and there are also limitations to what we can successfully predict. On the other hand, getting data after-the-fact is something we’ve mastered: if you want to know how hot it was yesterday or how intense a storm was, we have a lot of computers and seemingly magical monitoring tools which give data scientists the ability to measure that in real-time, creating a record for history.

But when it comes to measuring snowfall, technology isn’t the answer. There’s no great way to measure the net effect of snowstorms from a distance — as an example, the satellites used to observe storms don’t also tell you how much snow they dump on the ground. So what is the National Weather Service to do?

They ask for help. Volunteers, just like you and me.


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Benjamin Franklin and Electrocuted Turkeys.

There are a couple of ways to cook turkey. There is the safe way where you cook the turkey in the oven. But if you don’t want to cook the turkey the safe way, there is a dangerous way of cooking it, and that is by deep-frying it. High risk, high return, so they say. But if you’re not satisfied with the deep-frying method, then you can opt to a more dangerous method, and that is by killing the turkey by electrocution, which the Founding Father Benjamin Franklin did.

Franklin began to study electricity as he was approaching 40. His scientific interest on the subject was piqued when he saw a show by Archibald Spencer, a scientist/showman known for performing various parlor tricks involving electricity. Franklin was so fascinated by electricity that he tried to reproduce Spencer’s parlor tricks in his own home.

Through his experiments, Franklin was able to demonstrate that electricity consisted of a common element he called "electric fire," arguing that it flowed like a liquid, passing from one body to another. He studied how sparks jumped between charged objects, correctly concluding that lightning was merely a massive electric spark. And he coined several electricity-related terms we still use today: "charging," "discharging," "conductor," and "battery," for instance.


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If you are coming to the Mid West to visit say hugo the chavez, Pete Seria, Donna VVVVV or myself. You should pick up one of these.


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Those who celebrate Christmas with a real tree you might be facing higher prices.

A tight supply of Christmas trees in some parts of the country could mean parting with some extra green to get in the holiday spirit this year.

Farmers in major tree-growing states like Oregon, Michigan, North Carolina and Missouri have cited hot weather, the 2008 recession and too much rain as factors in fewer trees being produced this year.

The smaller supply could mean higher prices for trees in several areas of the country.

However, while the national supply of trees is tight, everyone who wants one should be able to get one, one expert said.

"There is not a single community in the country that ever ran out of Christmas trees,'' Tim O'Connor, the executive director of the National Christmas Tree Association, told TODAY.


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The ONT Is Always Looking Out For YouTM

Consider this a gentle reminder that some older devices are losing support for Netflix on December 1, including select Roku, Samsung, and Vizio units.

Last month, Netflix told Gizmodo that some users would lose support for the streaming service beginning the first week of December due to “technical limitations.” More specifically, a company spokesperson said that a “small percentage” of older devices were running on Windows Media DRM, and those devices that aren’t able to upgrade to Microsoft PlayReady won’t be able to support Netflix.


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Single 'ettes, be careful when you make sammiches.

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THE ONT MUSICAL INTERLUDE


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Thoughtless, selfish and just a plain Dumb Fuck Genius Award Winner.

The 2019 Egg Bowl ended in absolute chaos.

When Ole Miss scored with four seconds remaining in regulation, the game looked destined for overtime. That was until Rebels wideout Elijah Moore got a little too frisky when celebrating his touchdown that cut Mississippi State’s lead to 21-20.


Yes, that is Moore crawling on the turf and pretending to pee like a dog (in homage to DK Metcalf) — a celebration that drew a 15-yard penalty. Instead of setting up a normal extra point, the try was 15 yards longer than usual.

Predictably, Luke Logan pushed his kick to the right, allowing Mississippi State to hold on to a wild 21-20 win.

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Genius Award Winner meets Feel Good Story of The Day.

“The guy I killed last night, he put an AK-47 to my damn face,” said Stewart. “I am going to defend my life and those I love,” he said. “My family is innocent and just don’t put an AK-47 in my face. I will not allow that to happen. This guy also hijacked a woman in a van and was found with her car key. He robbed another woman at gunpoint.”

“You want to come looking for trouble?” he continued. “Come to me. Come to me. I wouldn’t do anything like this to anybody and they picked the wrong person in this case.”


“I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest. This man tried to get in my van while I was sleeping and he was surprised to see what I did.”


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1 Just wonder where I landed

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 09:57 PM (LOq4H)

2 First to read the content!

Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2019 09:58 PM (tVQUs)

3 Seems like a good spot.

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 09:58 PM (LOq4H)

4 MMMMMMMMM. Cheeseburger.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (Y4EXg)

5 Posted by: Surfperch at November 30, 2019 09:58 PM (tVQUs)

You're kind, there isn't much.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (aA3+G)

6 Present

Posted by: Second Obvious Post Today at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (hkCNq)

7 2
First to read the content!

Posted by: Surfperch


Hey! I scanned the headlines!

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (LOq4H)

8 Good Evening

Posted by: wing at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (JFzNN)

9 Thirteenſt!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 09:59 PM (7WaWV)

10 Baby Pea is a punk.

Posted by: Corn Pop at November 30, 2019 10:01 PM (aKsyK)

11 Woot! Caturday night!

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 10:01 PM (gP/Z3)

12 FIRST!!

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:01 PM (D59ia)

13 Shatner is coming to an Indian casino here in Oklahoma on Feb 14. Can't wait

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:01 PM (VNfwt)

14 Good evening, Horde!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:02 PM (TdMsT)

15 I got willowed just as I was talking about The Mandalorian With No Name. -sigh-

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:04 PM (ykYG2)

16 13 Shatner is coming to an Indian casino here in Oklahoma on Feb 14. Can't wait
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:01 PM (VNfwt)


Fun!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:04 PM (aA3+G)

17 I actually have decided I like baking Bacon at 350 a lot better than pan frying it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:05 PM (V2Yro)

18 Ohio State beat Michigan today.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:05 PM (TdMsT)

19
All hail The Shat.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 30, 2019 10:06 PM (NMAzL)

20 That Egg Bowl story epitomizes why I quit following sports.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 30, 2019 10:06 PM (H5knJ)

21 and yes, I didn't know it was going to be possible to be sick of winter at the end of November, but it's happened. The roads are pretty much ice, not asphalt here.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:06 PM (ykYG2)

22 17 I actually have decided I like baking Bacon at 350 a lot better than pan frying it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:05 PM (V2Yro)


It's much easier to bake it.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

23 That burger is sexxxy as haiiilll.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 10:07 PM (Dc2NZ)

24
Dear me, is it possible that Alabama lost today? Were the referees colluding with the Russians?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:07 PM (utwJc)

25 8-12" of silent rain tonight and tomorrow. yeah, i'm fucking thrilled.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (KP5rU)

26 I hope The Orville casts Shatner in something this season (2020). They're filming. I'm bummed there wasn't a season this year because it's a good show.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (ykYG2)

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I actually have decided I like baking Bacon at 350 a lot better than pan frying it.
Posted by: Tom Servo


How many minutes?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (aKsyK)

28 CLose enough !

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar EDKH at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (BiNEL)

29 I ushered at the funeral of a good church friend today. A woman walked through the door that could have been a tight end. Turned out to be one of my friend's sons. Changed her name from Stephan to Stephani. I had no idea and wish her no ill will at all. My friend was a good egg.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:09 PM (VNfwt)

30 The Pea joke gave me a good little giggle.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:09 PM (D59ia)

31 Good evening all,

Feel good story indeed.

Loved the bacon wrapper.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:09 PM (IDhUW)

32 I cook bacon in the microwave... It's rather difficult to mess up bacon, unless one's a retard!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:09 PM (7WaWV)

33 ladyl, the badgers beat michigan. and the badgers are pretenders.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)

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Gutfeld is a rerun, so The Shat it is. Star Trek on MeTV. It's the Tribble episode.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (NMAzL)

35 25 8-12" of silent rain tonight and tomorrow. yeah, i'm fucking thrilled.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (KP5rU)


Your contribution was/is greatly appreciated my friend

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

36 22 17 I actually have decided I like baking Bacon at 350 a lot better than pan frying it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:05 PM (V2Yro)


It's much easier to bake it.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:07 PM (TdMsT)

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I actually have trouble with bacon. I can bake it the same way 10 times, and get 10 different results. And yet I persist.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (CAJOC)

37 27
I bake it at 390, and it takes 30 minutes?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar EDKH at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (BiNEL)

38 The Texans and the Plague are teaming up against the Patriots tomorrow.

[okay, not the literal Plague; but New England have influenza and appendicitis already, so why not run the table]

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (ykYG2)

39 *looks at Duluth forecast*

Hah, we camped there over the Fourth of July, when it was nice and muggy!

Posted by: pookysgirl, mistress of spreadsheets at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (XKZwp)

40 33 ladyl, the badgers beat michigan. and the badgers are pretenders.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (KP5rU)


Sisters of The Sorrowful Mother beat Michigan as well. Harbaugh got his knuckles whacked with a ruler.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:10 PM (aA3+G)

41 Looks like Shatner is gonna be in Norman. Hmm, that's a long drive but I wonder...

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (V2Yro)

42 I watched the Egg Bowl.

As an Ole Miss alum, I want to say I still can't believe the Rebels were quite that dumb....but that would be a lie.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (Vgw1E)

43 (Just Another Night At The ONT)

Could it get any better? Great looking dinner!

Posted by: t-bird at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (JgLEu)

44 We are predicted to get 33 degrees and rain on Monday night.

It's probably the tail end of whatever you all are getting.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (D59ia)

45 Looks like Shatner is gonna be in Norman. Hmm, that's a long drive but I wonder...
Posted by: Tom Servo

Mrs Blutarski and I will buy you dinner if you come

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (VNfwt)

46 Watching the Hawkeyes beat the Huskers yesterday was a blast. It shouldn't have come down to a field goal with 6 seconds left, but that's what you get when your defense falls apart in the 3rd quarter!

Posted by: pookysgirl, mistress of spreadsheets at November 30, 2019 10:13 PM (XKZwp)

47 They did this thing in the college dorm cafeteria where they would fry the bacon on a big grill, then lay slices of bread in the hot bacon grease, and grill it a little. Yum.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:13 PM (+lVUW)

48 Baking bacon sounds... unethical.

It might be good, but it just sounds so wrong. I'll await samples to judge.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 30, 2019 10:14 PM (3H9h1)

49 mis hum, glad you could use it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:14 PM (KP5rU)

50 H*ell to the yes, for baking bacon!

375 or so, for 30 min. turn over and about 10 more minutes to brown other side.

Less if you don't want crisp.

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 10:14 PM (gP/Z3)

51
The Texans and the Plague are teaming up against the Patriots tomorrow.

Monday's headline: "Watson sacked six times as Plague defeats Texans 31-13"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:14 PM (7rVsF)

52 I actually have decided I like baking Bacon at 350 a lot better than pan frying it.
Posted by: Tom Servo

How many minutes?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 30, 2019 10:08 PM (aKsyK)

Probably 20. Keep an eye on it after that, depends if you want it crispy or chewy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:15 PM (V2Yro)

53 18 Ohio State beat Michigan today.
Posted by: Ladyl



Any day where a Harbaugh is ruthlessly humiliated is a good day.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2019 10:15 PM (yO1kt)

54 The Pea joke gave me a good little giggle.

Posted by: ALH

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It's even better when spoken with lots of arm movements and exaggerated facial expressions. I once stretched it out over two days before delivery of the punchline.

Gold Jerry!!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 10:15 PM (Y4EXg)

55 49 mis hum, glad you could use it.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:14 PM (KP5rU)

I'm not

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (aA3+G)

56 There's a version with Stewie doing Shatner doing Rocket Man.

Posted by: 3rf \Fleet Radioman who didn't strip the padding from a message from CINCPAC to COM3FLT at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (qyH+l)

57 Hey, updated forecast - the rain is coming tonight.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (D59ia)

58 baking bacon is the only way. especially nueske's bacon. that's what god eats.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (KP5rU)

59 8-12" of silent rain tonight and tomorrow. yeah, i'm fucking thrilled.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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There's only one way to be certain, first, get a 16" x 16" piece of plywood.

Posted by: The NWS at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (fZcn6)

60 I microwave all my bacon.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (2DOZq)

61 Kateurday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/rvptm97

https://tinyurl.com/satz6tu

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (qAR6u)

62 25> Silent rain?

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 30, 2019 10:16 PM (3H9h1)

63 You "Up North" guys are getting hammered again. My condolences. I hope you stocked up on milk, bread and eggs. Could be a hard winter

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:17 PM (7ZQe3)

64 You can always tell which one is the Mandelorian.

The stainless steel testicles are under the gull wing doors.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 30, 2019 10:17 PM (rZgGg)

65 Mrs Blutarski and I will buy you dinner if you come
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:12 PM (VNfwt)

thanks for the offer! still at the wondering about it stage.

meanwhile, LSU is destroying the Aggies. I'd like to see an LSU-Ohio State Game this season.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:17 PM (V2Yro)

66 63 You "Up North" guys are getting hammered again. My condolences. I hope you stocked up on milk, bread and eggs. Could be a hard winter
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:17 PM (7ZQe3)


Ya der eh. Hope the focking snowploy guyz shows up. Dontcha knows.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:18 PM (aA3+G)

67 63: stocked up on booze. the freezer is full. we will endeavor to persevere.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

68 I fry my bacon with a monster chunk of stainless steel weighing down the strips. Helps them cook evenly. I fry them very crisp.

As was foretold in the prophecies.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 10:18 PM (Y4EXg)

69 It's windy AF out. I hate the wind. Same tomorrow. Must be a storm coming in.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)

70 I saw the end of the Minnesota - Wisconsin game, it looked like the blizzard was starting. It's getting cold here in Texas too, my thermometer is all the way down to 59.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (V2Yro)

71 Finished the joke ... and ... all I can say through the tears in my eyes is "you magnificent son of a bitch!"

Posted by: GWB at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (VM0fq)

72 I was in the local Wegmans earlier this week, and I noted they're offering slabs of unsliced bacon (cured pork belly)... Something like that could be satisfactorily baked...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (7WaWV)

73 Kate Upton dropped a couple of points when she pulled the feminist women are discriminated against card .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (2DOZq)

74 Ok joke, not the best, but ok, because then....

Posted by: The Shaggy Dog at November 30, 2019 10:20 PM (QzkSJ)

75 I don't care what the weather does. I have so much food left from Thanksgiving that I can just shut out the world.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:20 PM (+lVUW)

76 Rewatching BBC Sherlock episode where Sherlock returns to "life". The scene where he reintroduces himself to John is always entertaining.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:20 PM (IDhUW)

77 Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (V2Yro)

Looking for a timeout?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:20 PM (aA3+G)

78
I made a Bushwacker for a guest tonight.

It must've been 10 years since I last made one. So I made one for myself at the end of my shift.

It was quite delicious.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (gMFTt)

79 For the Christmas Spirit, Shat style

Blue Christmas with Brad Paisley

https://tinyurl.com/th92rbn

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (qAR6u)

80 70: tom, you're alright, but that's just stickin it to us. stickin it!

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (KP5rU)

81 Bacon. I found a pound of Oscar Mayer thick sliced bacon in the bottom of the freezer this morning. The use or freeze by date was Feb 2011. Now at least 3/4 of the people I know would have immediately pitched it. But it looked fine, the vacuum pkg was intact and tight and so I thawed it and baked it in the oven at 400 degrees. It came out perfect and tasted great.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (tkNkP)

82 On the plus side, the Bucks just hammered Charlotte by 40+ points. And yeah, the nba sux but this is 11 in a row. Nice to have something fun inthe cold and dark winter nights.

And how 'bout them Badgers, eh?

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (7ZQe3)

83 I thought the joke was going to end up as smashed peas . You know. Baby food.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (2DOZq)

84 69 It's windy AF out. I hate the wind. Same tomorrow. Must be a storm coming in."

If you're seeing the same weather system we are, and I think you are, then it's a bit unusual, in that the storms blew through today, and tomorrow is gonna by a high pressure system moving through fast - high winds, but very clear and very sunny all day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (V2Yro)

85 73 Kate Upton dropped a couple of points when she pulled the feminist women are discriminated against card .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (2DOZq)


If she were an employer she wouldn't hire a "woman" who was 5' tall and 4' wide with 3 shades of purple hair and big honkin' nose ring and hairy armpits either.

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at November 30, 2019 10:21 PM (aA3+G)

86 The use or freeze by date was Feb 2011.
Posted by: corn and beans

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Just got to it in time!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 10:22 PM (Y4EXg)

87 Just 40s and a cold rain here in Babylon on the Potomac. No snow and I'm fine with that.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 30, 2019 10:22 PM (yO1kt)

88 69 It's windy AF out. I hate the wind. Same tomorrow. Must be a storm coming in.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (dUJdY)


{{{Jewells!}}}

Then we'll get it a day or two after you.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (TdMsT)

89 70 I saw the end of the Minnesota - Wisconsin game, it looked like the blizzard was starting. It's getting cold here in Texas too, my thermometer is all the way down to 59.
Posted by: Tom Servo


My neighbor got back from Arizona this past week. I may have misunderstood him, but I thought he said that a couple weeks ago the temperature was 80.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

90 Genius Award Winner aftermath was predictable.

The receiver issued a statement
I apologize to my teammates, coaches and Rebel Nation for my actions at the end of the game, Moore said through a team spokesperson, making his first public comment on the game. It was an emotional moment, and I deeply regret it. It does not represent who I am or who we are as a team, and I will grow stronger from this mistake.

The coach and AD issued a statement
Discipline is a staple of our program as evidenced by being the least penalized team in our league, and we will continue to uphold an uncompromising standard of behavior on and off the field. In maintaining our teams high level of accountability, we will address the matter, and disciplinary action will be handled internally.

And now you know the rest of the story.

Posted by: Zombie Paul Harvey at November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (hkCNq)

91 18 Ohio State beat Michigan today.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:05 PM

Michigan and their media lackeys are insufferable.

Posted by: Joe Biden, don't ask me about my grandkids at November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (+mbOC)

92 no matter how hot she is, somebody, somewhere is sick of her shit. always happens.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:24 PM (KP5rU)

93 Ohio State beat Michigan today.
Posted by: Ladyl

I heard tell from my OSU godson that Jim Harbaugh has two middle names. His actual name is James Owen Five Harbaugh.

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:25 PM (VNfwt)

94 I've eaten C-rations that were older than I was at the time and I didn't die... This nation could use some common-sense expiry-date control!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:25 PM (7WaWV)

95 We had a beautiful day today. Perfect weather for putting up Christmas decorations.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:26 PM (D59ia)

96 Hi Ladyl!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I've been busy as hell getting ready for my LAST show til Spring. Worked my ass off today. I was actually talking to myself (and answering) and decided 5 hours was enough for the day lol!! If I never see another Chiefs bracelet it will be too soon. Seriously. I'm over it.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)

97 harbaugh is exactly what everybody thought he is. michigan deserves that fucker.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:26 PM (KP5rU)

98 Schiff T Coyote vs RoadRunner: https://youtu.be/uQJoar17jyo

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 30, 2019 10:28 PM (xkSJa)

99 Anyone got a used Narwhale tusk they want to sell?

Asking for a friend.



Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 30, 2019 10:28 PM (3H9h1)

100 81 Bacon. I found a pound of Oscar Mayer thick sliced bacon in the bottom of the freezer this morning. The use or freeze by date was Feb 2011. Now at least 3/4 of the people I know would have immediately pitched it. But it looked fine, the vacuum pkg was intact and tight and so I thawed it and baked it in the oven at 400 degrees. It came out perfect and tasted great.
Posted by: corn and beans


As far as I know, anything frozen is safe to eat. It's just that the quality may suffer.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:28 PM (+lVUW)

101 I want a "'Shatner Sings "Rocketman'" lunchbox.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 10:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

102
This is a real thing.

It drove by my job last week.

http://bostonbacontruck.com/

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (aNLFG)

103 >>> 70 I saw the end of the Minnesota - Wisconsin game, it looked like the blizzard was starting. It's getting cold here in Texas too, my thermometer is all the way down to 59.
Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:19 PM (V2Yro)

Temperatures will be dropping below 60 degrees!

Posted by: Harris K. Telemacher at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (0ReGO)

104 Ladyl.. I just texted you.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

105 I generally just put bacon on a baking sheet and bake it at 350 until done. Don't turn it over. Easiest way to cook bacon.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (IDhUW)

106
I saw Franklin's Electrocuted Turkeys open for the Byrds, Thanksgiving weekend, 1969. Somewhere far away.

Posted by: mindful webworker - originality costs extra at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (aNSOb)

107 So with the big snow storm about to hit New England anyone want to see if Al Gore is in Boston?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (WdocV)

108 Speaking of measuring snowfall, quite a lot of realtime weather is collected by Skywarn volunteer spotters. It's one of many services provided to the public by ham radio operators, such as saying things like HI HI and 73 and yammering about solar activity and wearing photographer's vests in excess of the standards of public decency and decorum.

Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (t+qrx)

109 Willowed:

I don't watch many movies -- no tv -- but there are some I like. In no
particular order, and not all comedies, though most have some humor:

Airplane
Blazing Saddles
Spaceballs
The Tremors series
Robin Hood: Men in Tights
Dragnet (the movie)
Princess Bride
Big Trouble in Little China

Posted by: Empire1 at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (OhJgL)

110 My neighbor got back from Arizona this past week. I may have
misunderstood him, but I thought he said that a couple weeks ago the
temperature was 80.


You understood him perfectly.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (xkSJa)

111 Sherlock's reintroduction to Greg is well acted too.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (IDhUW)

112 As far as I know, anything frozen is safe to eat. It's just that the quality may suffer.

What about freezer burn? I heard it's not safe to eat. Maybe bacon is an exception.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (dUJdY)

113 My neighbor got back from Arizona this past week. I may have misunderstood him, but I thought he said that a couple weeks ago the temperature was 80.
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:23 PM (+lVUW)

For Phoenix, that's a Christmas Day forecast.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (V2Yro)

114 how's that global warming going, then?

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (FEQY4)

115 104 Ladyl.. I just texted you.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:29 PM (dUJdY)

My mother used to call me up to tell me she had sent me an email.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:31 PM (D59ia)

116 Bacon is haram! This bacon is even worse! It has maple syrup on it Flee from the bass solo that is CBD before it is too late!!!

Posted by: Abdul McAbdullyface at November 30, 2019 10:31 PM (DMUuz)

117 If she were an employer she wouldn't hire a "woman" who was 5' tall and 4' wide with 3 shades of purple hair and big honkin' nose ring and hairy armpits either.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


She also wouldn't hire a woman who annoyed co-workers, clients, or customers with a lot of bitching about how awful everyone is to women.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:31 PM (+lVUW)

118 96 Hi Ladyl!!! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I've been busy as hell getting ready for my LAST show til Spring. Worked my ass off today. I was actually talking to myself (and answering) and decided 5 hours was enough for the day lol!! If I never see another Chiefs bracelet it will be too soon. Seriously. I'm over it.
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:26 PM (dUJdY)


I hope you have a great show, Jewells! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful, too! When I get my act together, I'm going to shopping on your site.

I had an epic Thanksgiving. Got home this evening, a day early. I didn't have time to catch my breath for three days!

I started feeling like the inner ear thing might be coming back, so I came home, just in case.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:31 PM (TdMsT)

119 Be of good cheer in 2020! Something I read during my Thanksgiving travels:

Readers of right-wing blogs know that increasingly, "transgender" athletes are winning women's sports competitions. The mainstream media has been largely ignoring this, because they know that it is political dynamite. They are treating these stories as local sports stories - you aren't seeing think pieces in the New York Times saying how wonderful it is that transgender "women" are winning these competitions. The hope is that this will get normalized before the average American starts paying attention.

Unfortunately for them, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is next summer. The Olympic committee requires that transgender athletes take testosterone-limiting drugs, but a transgender athlete is allowed a level of testosterone five times the level of a normal female athlete. (In any case, the real benefit of testosterone is being exposed to it while maturing - current testosterone levels are much less important.)

There are already two hundred transgender athletes in the NCAA, plus others abroad (like that New Zealand weightlifter). The obvious outcome is that transgender athletes will win a chunk of the women's gold medals in Tokyo, and will be utterly dominant in track and field and weightlifting. You will see a succession of 6'3'' 230-pound "women" ascending the victory stand.

This will happen three months before the Presidential election. The Democratic candidate will doubtless try to dodge the issue, but given the publicity surrounding the Olympics, and given pressure from the Democratic base, it will be difficult to avoid commenting on this.

OTOH, Donald Trump will go to town on this. You couldn't ask for a better issue to piss off soccer moms at a visceral level, as they realize that their daughters will be increasingly shut out of women's athletic competition at an elite level.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 10:32 PM (I2/tG)

120 I apologize to my teammates, coaches and Rebel Nation for my actions at the end of the game


Kid raised his leg like a dog pissing. So what.

Bread and Circuses.
Whatever.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 30, 2019 10:32 PM (rZgGg)

121 Let it snough, let it snough, let it snough.

Living near Seattle, where a single snoughflake can cause a 50 car pileup. Add in a recently arrived California horde and pocklipse would be preferable.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 30, 2019 10:33 PM (e1mEI)

122
Another show tomorrow, at 1000 this time. Her Majesty said the judge was looking at Delilah for Best of Breed today but the professionals just outhandled me. Well, they're professionals and I'm a screw-up noob. Lila was Best Owner-Handled and later O-H Hound Group 2, so I got better fast.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:33 PM (7rVsF)

123 It does not represent who I am

I hate that line.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:33 PM (+lVUW)

124 Thanks for the movie list Empire1. I've only seen Blazing Saddles and Princess Bride from that list. I like comedy too. I may look for a copy of Airplane, it is referenced frequently.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:33 PM (IDhUW)

125 this is from the Ad Age web site: the headline:

Renaming climate change: Can a new name finally make us take action?

a sample:

Scorched Earth
It's time to take the gloves off and stop pretending. Sometimes a brand name needs to be hyperbolic to truly capture hearts and minds. If we don't take massive action now, Earth will be uninhabitable -- an irreversible barren wasteland. Plants and animals will die. Humans won't be able to survive extreme weather like floods, droughts and fires. If we don't change, we won't even be able to spend time outside. "Scorched Earth" paints the direst picture of what's to come and what we must avoid and is likely the edgiest brand name from our exploration.

link to adage-dot-com if you want more of this lunacy:
https://tinyurl.com/ua5wfm4

Posted by: mallfly the peach of poughkipsee at November 30, 2019 10:33 PM (YG34V)

126

Bloomberg's tv ad says he's gonna "rebuild America."

Sounds like a "dog whistle" to me.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2019 10:34 PM (aNLFG)

127 Going to be 15 here tonight.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2019 10:34 PM (O/X1S)

128 Are you okay now Ladyl??

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)

129 “I am from Kingstontown in Jamaica,” he said, “and I am not going to go out like a punk. So I emptied my Glock in his chest."

Jah "Glock" Rastafari, ever living, ever faithful, ever sure!

Posted by: Miklos Selassie, Orthodox Falasha at November 30, 2019 10:35 PM (QzkSJ)

130
It does not represent who I am

Does now

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:35 PM (7rVsF)

131 NPR has an article on how terrible wait times in emergency rooms are.
https://tinyurl.com/rxf5ohu
Note the article doesn't mention illegals.

The last time I was in an ER almost every other person there was either

An illegalA drunk detoxingA druggie detoxing
And obviously often all 3.

It was great!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:35 PM (WdocV)

132 I cook bacon at 375 for 20 minutes, turn the pan, then another 10-15 minutes. Keeps a constant supply of cooked bacon on hand.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at November 30, 2019 10:35 PM (Vf4Y7)

133 Bloomberg is a gun and soda grabber. Let him waste his money.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (2DOZq)

134 Bacon gives me heartburn.

Posted by: ALH at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (D59ia)

135 Something I noticed with all the Dem ads on TV - they ALL say they are going to "fix our broken healthcare system."

If only someone thought of that from 2009-2017 when there was a Democrat president! Why he could have rammed through legislation then to fix healthcare...right?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (WdocV)

136 111 Sherlock's reintroduction to Greg is well acted too.
Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (IDhUW)

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

Not from that episode, but I loved the "Why did you call him Greg?" bit (I think it was from the Hound of the Baskervilles episode)

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (CAJOC)

137 Going to be 15 here tonight.
Posted by: Infidel

Hope you got the pizza order right.

Posted by: Miklos, who loves sleepovers at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (QzkSJ)

138 "It does not represent who I am or who we are as a team, and I will grow stronger from this mistake."

----

Clearly this verbiage is part of the template for these BS 'apologies', but does any thinking person accept apologies such as these?

It just shouts to me "Some suit upstairs forced me to do this and don't believe a f**king word of it. (I don't even understand most of the words in it.)"

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (Y4EXg)

139 The funny thing about that "scorched earth" idea is that they don't understand that they've got the same problem that every apocalyptic cult has always had. If you want people to believe in your "scorched earth" claim, you gotta show em some of it.

Hard to do when the gales of November blow early.

Posted by: Tom Servo at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (V2Yro)

140 OTOH, Donald Trump will go to town on this. You couldn't ask for a better issue to piss off soccer moms at a visceral level, as they realize that their daughters will be increasingly shut out of women's athletic competition at an elite level.
---

it would be wonderful to see the pendulum of cultural norms begin to swing back toward normal.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (IDhUW)

141 I've eaten C-rations that were older than I was at the time and I didn't die... This nation could use some common-sense expiry-date control!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:25 PM


Ham & MFs are too ornery to die.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (DMUuz)

142 125 this is from the Ad Age web site: the headline:

Renaming climate change: Can a new name finally make us take action?

a sample:

Scorched Earth

====

lol, just like they changed purely poltiical personal gain, quid pro quo to bribery, let's poll what works when the general public can see the temperature hasn't changed year to year for decades.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (FEQY4)

143 Living near Seattle, where a single snoughflake can
cause a 50 car pileup. Add in a recently arrived California horde and
pocklipse would be preferable.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew




Heard we may have a little tomorrow AM

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 10:37 PM (LOq4H)

144 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (PkW5Q)

145 The robber that had some issues when he tried to rob the guy sleeping in his van robbed someone the week before. In the earlier robbery ha got $600 and a 2018 vw. The cops estimated the total value of the robbery to be $601.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (HALdu)

146 141 I've eaten C-rations that were older than I was at the time and I didn't die... This nation could use some common-sense expiry-date control!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:25 PM

Ham & MFs are too ornery to die.

===

shout out to Steve1989 on youtube who has eaten some rancid old shit from military rations around the world.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (FEQY4)

147
If only someone thought of that from 2009-2017 when there was a Democrat president! Why he could have rammed through legislation then to fix healthcare...right?

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:36 PM (WdocV)


Obstructionist Republicans prevented it!!-!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (7rVsF)

148 128 Are you okay now Ladyl??
Posted by: Jewells45 at November 30, 2019 10:34 PM (dUJdY)


I'm not sure. I feel like I did before the big episode which ended up in the ER. I've got the motion sickness stuff next to me just in case.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (TdMsT)

149 "Scorched Earth" paints the direst picture of what's to come and what we
must avoid and is likely the edgiest brand name from our exploration.

***

When it was warmer during the Medieval Maximum people spent MORE time outside.


If global warming was real, we should be trying to accelerate it.


Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM (WdocV)

150 ''18 Ohio State beat Michigan today. ''

I think Michigan thought that the veterans of their 1969 win over us would spur the troops into action. Ha, ha. BTW, I was at that '69 game. It is seared in my memory, not only for the loss but because some a..hole MI fan threw an ice ball at me. Hit me in the side of the head.

Posted by: Tuna at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (jm1YL)

151 bloomberg is a penis sipper. him and mayor petey would make a great ticket. midget fucks.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (KP5rU)

152 OT: Daily Mail has a picture of the London Bridge stabber / narwhal target. Apparently, the GEICO cave man had fallen on hard times.

https://tinyurl.com/s6t7gxx
Posted by: pep at November 30, 2019 09:42 PM (T6t7i)

Haz sad.

Posted by: A perfectly good chopping block gathering dust in the Tower of London at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (/sgva)

153 What about freezer burn? I heard it's not safe to eat. Maybe bacon is an exception.
Posted by: Jewells45


That brings back memories of my parents. They would buya lot of marked down frozen shrimp, the kind that's cooked. A lot of it ended up with freezer burn, but they ate it anyway. Never bothered them.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (+lVUW)

154 Shatner is coming to an Indian casino here in Oklahoma on Feb 14. Can't wait
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski

Try the vindaloo and don't bother tipping the Dalits.

Posted by: Shecky Shatner at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (QzkSJ)

155 Firing the chick for getting the story wrong is kind of extreme given where the mfm is.


Maybe Newseek was trying to get some pr.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:39 PM (HALdu)

156
Ham & MFs are too ornery to die.

Time passes. Stars appear and then die. Civilizations wax and wane. But constant and unchanging among all this is Ham and Lima Beans.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 30, 2019 10:40 PM (7rVsF)

157 Bloomberg wasting his own money on himself is good since he is hurting his own side and the money is not spent on a more electable (and entirely theoretical) candidate

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:40 PM (FEQY4)

158 hola chamucos y chamucas.

Posted by: Jasper Moore at November 30, 2019 10:40 PM (B+t5k)

159 In defense of the chick that got the Trump story wrong, in her bio she brags about learning spanish, cantonese, and english in that order.

Guess you wish you had learned them diffferently now, huh?

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:41 PM (HALdu)

160 I was told that South Park was banned in China and the creators issued a sarcastic apology, leader looks nothing like Pooh Bear, we value money over content type apology.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:41 PM (IDhUW)

161 I hear canned bacon is the survivalists' required can of choice.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (FEQY4)

162 One thing about Bloomberg he *is* a better candidate then most of the rest of their clowns.


I mean yes, he's a hardleft authoritarian national socialist. But they are ALL hardleft authoritarian national socialists. He's actually run something other then his mouth.


If the Dems were smart they'd run something like Bloomberg/moderate black guy from the south/midwest (presuming those still exist in the Dem party).

Of course the best candidate the Dems could run would be Mittens Romneycare....but I think they are too dumb for that.


Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (WdocV)

163 Did anyone else watch the final season of Man in The High Castle?

What did you think of the ending?

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (cF8AT)

164 The use or freeze by date was Feb 2011. Now at least 3/4 of the people I know would have immediately pitched it. But it looked fine, the vacuum pkg was intact and tight and so I thawed it and baked it in the oven at 400 degrees. It came out perfect and tasted great.
Posted by: corn and beans

You're welcome.

Posted by: Nitrites, AKA Saltpeter at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (QzkSJ)

165 how did the Golden State Warriors end up at the BOTTOM ?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (ykYG2)

166 159 In defense of the chick that got the Trump story wrong, in her bio she brags about learning spanish, cantonese, and english

===

foreigners taking the jobs that Americans won't do...I guess. I suppose millenial lib weirdos just aren't up for clueless anti trump snarking anymore.

Posted by: mushroom maniac at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (FEQY4)

167 So the van guy was sleeping in his van with his kid and the kid's girlfriend?

Who arranged that playdate?

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (HALdu)

168 how did the Golden State Warriors end up at the BOTTOM ?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Karma

Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (VNfwt)

169 Another chocked full ont. Thanks. Funny town names? Try Bug Tussle, TN. Yes, it exists, about 30 miles south of where I was born all those years ago.

Posted by: parker at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (+v/PS)

170 warriors is racist. assholes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (KP5rU)

171 Firing the chick for getting the story wrong is kind of extreme given where the mfm is.



Posted by: not so



Seriously, if the MFM where accountants, 90% would be in jail for fraud.
"I didn't like the numbers I was given, so I made up my own."

Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (LOq4H)

172 It's one of many services provided to the public by ham radio operators, such as saying things like HI HI and 73 and yammering about solar activity and wearing photographer's vests in excess of the standards of public decency and decorum.
Posted by: hogmartin
-----

Which reminds me, the other day while having coffe with the geezers, I mentioned that Ted McElroy set a Morse receive record here.

I poked around using the wifi connection where we were, looking for an on-line site that would allow folks to hear what 75 wpm Morse sounds like. Didn't have any luck, but didn't spend a lot of time looking.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 10:44 PM (KoKdw)

173 narwhal target
Nice pep

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:44 PM (IDhUW)

174 ham radio operators, such as saying things like HI HI and 73 and yammering about solar activity and wearing photographer's vests in excess of the standards of public decency and decorum.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM


I overheard a number of the 'ettes admiring you at the TXMoMe; they thought that your wearing two photographer's vests, boots, and nothing else was tres chic.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 30, 2019 10:44 PM (DMUuz)

175 Trump would beat Pierre Delecto like a rented gong. Romney is a creep who creeps around on twitter with a fake name like a pedobear.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:44 PM (ykYG2)

176 Seriously, if the MFM where accountants, 90% would be in jail for fraud.
"I didn't like the numbers I was given, so I made up my own."
Posted by: Some rat in the swamp at November 30, 2019 10:43 PM (LOq4H)




My guess is she is lazy and stupid, thought she would write the story Monday so she could have her friends over to run train from Thrusday through the weekend.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:45 PM (HALdu)

177 Have baked bacon in the oven many times, 30 minutes at 375 will render pure charcoal. It doesn't take long. 15 minutes. Turn frequently, or not, but in case watch closely. It is more convenient to bake it than pan fry, but in my considered opinion it is more difficult to get a consistently good result, particularly that certain elusive perfect crispiness that is the hallmark of Bacon, aka "Meat Candy. It tends to be a little chewy and tastes "institutional", as that is the way mess halls and restaurants and the like make it when cooking for large numbers of people.

I like poached eggs with slightly w/runny yolks on buttered toast and bacon, maybe crispy hasbrowns with onions and cheese. A few shots of Tabasco over the whole mess. Oh, for true Arteriosclerotic Delight smothered with sausage gravy, side of toast and jelly, and strong black coffee.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 10:46 PM (b+Fr8)

178

I challenge you to name someone who lights up a cigarette cooler than Telly.

In this video, Telly lights up before he sings:

https://tinyurl.com/zpdqrty


However, in this video, Telly is so cool, he coolly lights up a cigarette in the middle of singing his song:

https://tinyurl.com/ujpmo4q

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2019 10:46 PM (aNLFG)

179 Hey.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2019 10:46 PM (3Jeh3)

180 As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could conduct electricity.

Posted by: Ben Franklin at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (Mls30)

181 Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 10:38 PM

You've likely done this already, but---

have you tried the Epley maneuver? (worked for me, some years ago...)

preview.tinyurl.com/y36un6lc

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (gP/Z3)

182 163 Did anyone else watch the final season of Man in The High Castle?
---

it has been reccomeded to me but I haven't watched. Is it worth watching?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (IDhUW)

183 Bloomberg's tv ad says he's gonna "rebuild America."

Sounds like a "dog whistle" to me.

Posted by: Soothsayer


I see Bloomberg and Steyer taking votes away from the dems, not Trump. Also, the ads are idiotic. Jobs are up, unemployment is down, wages are up, and we didn't get into a major war with Syria.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (+lVUW)

184 What about freezer burn? I heard it's not safe to eat. Maybe bacon is an exception.

Posted by: Jewells45

***

IIRC freezer burn lowers the nutritional value of food and the taste - but it is still safe to eat.


Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:48 PM (WdocV)

185 If she were an employer she wouldn't hire a "woman" who was 5' tall and 4' wide with 3 shades of purple hair and big honkin' nose ring and hairy armpits either.
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


I would work under Miss Kate. And dye my hair purple if required. Nose ring even. Armpits are up to code.

The hubby with the baseball might be a definite downside.

Posted by: Miklos, YOLO at November 30, 2019 10:48 PM (QzkSJ)

186 A little over an hour, and the East Coast is out of NoFapNovember.e

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 30, 2019 10:48 PM (DMUuz)

187 OTOH, Donald Trump will go to town on this

No he won't. Trump is fully on board with the Rainbow Flag. Or at least isn't willing to speak much against it.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:49 PM (ykYG2)

188 Kate Upton's favorite thing to do with her husband in bed - backshots - say the hacked photos from her phone.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (HALdu)

189

Steyer's ad are hilarious -- he's running against the Keystone Pipeline and he's running for Impeachment.

Steyer's ad explains he's doing all this because he wants to "make government work for the people, again."

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (aNLFG)

190 The famous scene wherein The Shat is up to his arse in tribbles...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (7WaWV)

191 Trump would beat Pierre Delecto like a rented gong. Romney is a creep
who creeps around on twitter with a fake name like a pedobear.

If the Dems nominate some obvious flake like Sleepy Joe or Mayor Buttplug they can't really make the case Trump is some extreme extremist that we have to all unite against....which I think is their only road to victory.

If they nominate the former Republican candidate thought? National Unity ticket everyone! This is totes an emergency!

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (WdocV)

192 I overheard a number of the 'ettes admiring you at the TXMoMe; they thought that your wearing two photographer's vests, boots, and nothing else was tres chic.
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere

Rules.

Pics.

Posted by: Miklos, invoking Rule # 1c at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (QzkSJ)

193 Picture Kate Upton in a lab coat with a slide rule. Doesn't really work, does it?

Posted by: klaftern at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (RuIsu)

194 it has been reccomeded to me but I haven't watched. Is it worth watching?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (IDhUW)

It's not bad (except the last few minutes).

Have you seen the first 3 seasons?

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:51 PM (cF8AT)

195 The hubby with the baseball might be a definite downside.
Posted by: Miklos, YOLO at November 30, 2019 10:48 PM


He's an American League pitcher. You'd be safe.

Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 30, 2019 10:51 PM (DMUuz)

196 3
Did anyone else watch the final season of Man in The High Castle?



What did you think of the ending?

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (cF8AT)

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I watched the first two seasons but sense something odd was going on and stopped.

Anyone want to convince me to see more?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 30, 2019 10:51 PM (cfSRQ)

197 A little over an hour, and the East Coast is out of NoFapNovember.
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I've got some greco roman wrestling videos and a tub of vaseline ready!

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 30, 2019 10:51 PM (WdocV)

198 The hubby with the baseball might be a definite downside.
Posted by: Miklos, YOLO at November 30, 2019 10:48 PM

He's an American League pitcher. You'd be safe.
Posted by: Duncanthrax The Austere at November 30, 2019 10:51 PM (DMUuz)


*fist bump*

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 30, 2019 10:52 PM (aS1PU)

199 Picture Kate Upton in a lab coat with a slide rule.

Low cut? I think there exists porn starting out like this.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:52 PM (ykYG2)

200 I've been expecting a severe winter this year, and am grimly gratified to see I was right.

My prediction is based on the Law of Cosmic Timing. It's pretty simple, really: the Universe has a mean sense of humor. The media and the brain-damaged Swedish girl have been ranting more than usual about how we're scorching the Earth by not giving money to "Green Energy" companies which made big donations to Democrats last election.

This is a perfect setup for a gag. The self-important blowhard rants about the planet warming: naturally the next shot is of the same blowhard up to her eyebrows in snow.

I laid in extra firewood this winter. The Universe simply can't pass up a straight line like that.

Posted by: Trimegistus at November 30, 2019 10:52 PM (NTel8)

201 My guess is she is lazy and stupid, thought she would write the story Monday so she could have her friends over to run train from Thursday through the weekend.

Twenty-five years ago, the music critic for the San Francisco Chronicle decided he had better things to do than attend a performance of the SF Symphony in a park, so he reviewed the concert without attending it. Unfortunately for him, the symphony made a last-second change in its program, so it was obvious that he hadn't gone to the concert.

This is not the only newspaper music critic that this has happened to.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 10:52 PM (I2/tG)

202 The last time I was in an ER almost every other person there was either

An illegalA drunk detoxingA druggie detoxing
And obviously often all 3.

It was great!
Posted by: 18-1


A few times I had to go to the ER late at night with my late father. It was a real eye opener. First, they now have locked doors with a guard between the waiting room and the exam cubicles. Once you get back there, you can hear the people, who apparently are " under the influence", yelling and out of control. I don't know how the people working there can handle it.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 10:53 PM (+lVUW)

203 I laid in extra firewood this winter. The Universe simply can't pass up a straight line like that.
Posted by: Trimegistus at November 30, 2019 10:52 PM (NTel


The universe is a Moron.

Posted by: DR.WTF at November 30, 2019 10:53 PM (aS1PU)

204 163 Did anyone else watch the final season of Man in The High Castle?

What did you think of the ending?
Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:42 PM (cF8AT)
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I thought the final season was crep.

I was really intrigued by the idea of John Smith jumping to another dimension where his son was still alive, but they bungled that.

I loved the other seasons but I actually fast forwarded through a lot of Season 4, especially the BCR stuff.

Smith deserved a better ending.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 10:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

205 I ushered at the funeral of a good church friend today. A woman walked through the door that could have been a tight end. Turned out to be one of my friend's sons. Changed her name from Stephan to Stephani. I had no idea and wish her no ill will at all. My friend was a good egg.
Posted by: Moon Moon Blutarski at November 30, 2019 10:09 PM (VNfwt)

That wasn't a woman. It was a man pretending to be a woman.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 10:53 PM (/sgva)

206 The hubby with the baseball might be a definite downside.

You did watch this year's World Series right? Verlander couldn't hit a drunken sloth in a tar pit.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (ykYG2)

207 Picture Kate Upton in a lab coat with a slide rule. Doesn't really work, does it?
Posted by: klaftern

Rubber gloves and an Erlenmeyer flask?

Posted by: Dr. Miklos Fronk-en-steen at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (QzkSJ)

208 182 163 Did anyone else watch the final season of Man in The High Castle?

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I finished it a couple of days ago. The ending was good but still left a lot open to interpretation. But overall I really liked it. Easy to binge.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (7ZQe3)

209 The media and the brain-damaged Swedish girl have been ranting more than usual about how we're scorching the Earth
___

HOW DARE YOU!

Posted by: the brain-damaged Swedish gir at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (WdocV)

210 not all comedies



Posted by: Empire1 at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (OhJgL)


Ummmm, which of those are NOT comedies?

Posted by: GWB at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (VM0fq)

211 Trump is fully on board with the Rainbow Flag.

Gays, perhaps, not transgender athletes.

Trump is very good at spotting social issues that he can use to split the Democrats.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (I2/tG)

212 I loved the other seasons but I actually fast forwarded through a lot of Season 4, especially the BCR stuff.

Smith deserved a better ending.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 10:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

Did you get the feeling they didn't quite know how to end it? The ending was nonsensical.

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:55 PM (cF8AT)

213 Have you seen the first 3 seasons?

No, it sounds like you may be unsure about continuing watching it. Will this be the final season?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:56 PM (IDhUW)

214 The ending was good but still left a lot open to interpretation. But overall I really liked it. Easy to binge.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:54 PM (7ZQe3)

I thought the ending made no sense. Like the writers couldn't figure you how to wrap it all up so they just punted.

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:56 PM (cF8AT)

215 No, it sounds like you may be unsure about continuing watching it. Will this be the final season?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 10:56 PM (IDhUW)

No, we finished season 4 last night. And yes, it's the final season.

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:57 PM (cF8AT)

216 PSA: "Gender" refers to words, not people.

Don't accept the lunatic verbiage. Ever. Transexuals. Transvestites. Homosexuals. Illegal Aliens, not "Undocumented Immigrants" Unlawful enemy combatants, not "Refugees". etc etc.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (b+Fr8)

217 I thought the ending made no sense. Like the writers couldn't figure you how to wrap it all up so they just punted.

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:56 PM (cF8AT)

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I will note that all my books have great endings.

And on that note, I'm going to bed.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (cfSRQ)

218 i would like to hear more of this scorching earth you speak of.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (KP5rU)

219 Have baked bacon in the oven many times, 30 minutes at 375 will render pure charcoal. Posted by: Common Tater

I have not found this temp and time to be a problem. I use thick sliced bacon --a whole pound-- placed evenly on a slotted broiler pan with a foil covered drip pan underneath. Draining the fat away from the bacon as it cooks seems to help the process, keeps the bacon flat, and my family likes crispy bacon. But yes, you need to keep your eye on it as ovens vary.

Posted by: corn and beans at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (tkNkP)

220 If you can get through the first half of the first season you'll be hooked. It starts out very dark.

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (7ZQe3)

221 I rarely go to movies, but apparently Midway is not bad.

Sounds like it would be awesome at an IMAX.

If there isn't such, somebody stoopid.

Posted by: Miklos, post movie thread at November 30, 2019 10:59 PM (QzkSJ)

222 I will note that all my books have great endings.

And on that note, I'm going to bed.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd

That's why I read that part first.

Posted by: Miklos, Evelyn Wood Speed Reader at November 30, 2019 11:01 PM (QzkSJ)

223 I rarely go to movies, but apparently Midway is not bad.

___

You know we only attacked those poor Japanese people because of our xenophobia.

Posted by: Tom Hanks at November 30, 2019 11:01 PM (WdocV)

224 Kid raised his leg like a dog pissing. So what.

Bread and Circuses.
Whatever.

Posted by: mikeyG at November 30, 2019 10:32 PM (rZgGg)

I saw the video. Not offensive; mildly funny, just a stunt. But if the ref calls "excessive celebration" it's excessive celebration. He'd have been called if he danced the Charleston, I expect.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:02 PM (/sgva)

225 #nevertrustalibertarian
Not even during advent.

Posted by: Priscilla Hutchin's turkey baster at November 30, 2019 11:02 PM (Fxgkp)

226 Books always have better endings the movies and tv because, unlike movies and tv which are written by committees of sjws with half their staff getting fired and or fired every year, the book is started and finished by one person.

Except when the writer sucks.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:03 PM (HALdu)

227 The media and the brain-damaged Swedish girl have been ranting more than usual about how we're scorching the Earth


There have been scorching Swedish chicks, but Greta of Doom ain't one, and ain't gonna be.

Posted by: Miklos, exempli gratia Anita Ekberg at November 30, 2019 11:03 PM (QzkSJ)

228 There have been scorching Swedish chicks, but Greta of Doom ain't one, and ain't gonna be.

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She does look a heck of a lot like a young, female, Vlad Putin.

Just wait until she does the videos of her riding a bear topless.

Posted by: Obligatory at November 30, 2019 11:04 PM (WdocV)

229 Did you get the feeling they didn't quite know how to end it? The ending was nonsensical.
Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 10:55 PM (cF8AT)
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It made no sense. How did it track with Smith's character arc? It's like they ran out of money.

And who were the people coming through the portal?

Over at Entertainment Weekly, showrunner David Scarpa said the scene was intentionally ambiguous. “Part of the intention was to invite the audience to have their own interpretation of what they’re seeing on screen.” Though he does offer a tantalizing detail. “The portal is, essentially, open and it is going to remain open. In effect, what that means is two worlds have become one. There’s a doorway from one world into the next, and now people can move freely between them.”

But doesn't this go against the rule that you can't visit a world in which your double is still alive? Feh.

Game of Thrones: Behold my disappointing finale!
Man in the High Castle: Hold my beers.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 11:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

230 PSA: "Gender" refers to words, not people.

***

Yep. We let the left slide this in because "gender" sounds nicer then "sex" on forms.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 11:05 PM (WdocV)

231 Its a cold Nov for Colorado but an AK internet friend was just bemoaning the warmer than normal weather. They were getting rain while we got cold and snow. So not ice age, just jet stream doing odd dipsy doodles.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 30, 2019 11:05 PM (n4y+3)

232 Bacon just fries better in a pan, no way around it, imo. Lean bacon needs more bacon grease at times. Sometimes bacon is "stubborn", it just doesn't fry well. I like the concept or the idea of thick cut bacon in principle, but it doesn't crisp correctly. Same with the boutique bacon. I like Nueskes, but it's a little spendy. To me, hickory smoked bacon is unsurpassed. No pepper, or applewood-bristelcone-teak smoked fancy-pants hipster bacon need apply.

Microwave? Good for boiling water, or reheating coffee. Basically just a tongue burning rubber food generator.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:06 PM (b+Fr8)

233
have you tried the Epley maneuver? (worked for me, some years ago...)

preview.tinyurl.com/y36un6lc
Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 10:47 PM (gP/Z3)


I've done it several times today and it made it a little better.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:06 PM (TdMsT)

234 He'd have been called if he danced the Charleston, I expect.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Not even the College of Charleston Panthers do that. Not recently, anyway.

Posted by: Miklos, quasi-Gamecock therefor quasi-Gendered at November 30, 2019 11:07 PM (QzkSJ)

235 I can create a slab of passable roast beef in the microwave... In 30 minutes!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 11:07 PM (7WaWV)

236 Smirnoff has gone full SJW with their main spokesperson or commercial person being a tranny. They first used him with Ted Danson but now he's the face of their commercials.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:08 PM (2DOZq)

237 have you tried the Epley maneuver? (worked for me, some years ago...)


Now? After all the Thanksgiving Heimlich Maneuvering?

Posted by: Miklos, clearing his throat with Canadian Blend for a change at November 30, 2019 11:08 PM (QzkSJ)

238 220 If you can get through the first half of the first season you'll be hooked. It starts out very dark.
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 10:58 PM (7ZQe3)

I've just put it on, we'll see. Sometimes I don't like dark, sometimes I don't mind it.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at November 30, 2019 11:09 PM (IDhUW)

239 Game of Thrones: Behold my disappointing finale!
Man in the High Castle: Hold my beers.

Posted by: Cardinal Eris (weapons: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, fanatical devotion to the Pope) at November 30, 2019 11:05 PM (Dc2NZ)

The Sopranos: Fuggeddaboudit!

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 11:10 PM (qAR6u)

240
Now? After all the Thanksgiving Heimlich Maneuvering?
Posted by: Miklos, clearing his throat with Canadian Blend for a change at November 30, 2019 11:08 PM (QzkSJ)



Thank God it didn't happen after I ate on Thanksgiving!

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

241 No he won't. Trump is fully on board with the Rainbow Flag. Or at least isn't willing to speak much against it.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 10:49 PM (ykYG2)

Maybe he is saving that for later. Wait for the "hate on trannies" parade to show up, and then march to the front of it.

Not being cynical, so much as practical. No point in creating unnecessary enemies.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:11 PM (/sgva)

242 236 Smirnoff has gone full SJW with their main spokesperson or commercial person being a tranny. They first used him with Ted Danson but now he's the face of their commercials.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:08 PM (2DOZq)


Seriously?

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMsT)

243 Well people are so whacked out now, isn't it about time for normality to return en masse, just to freak out the freaks?

"I hate you Daddy!" babe won't be a goth green haired lesbian chick whose face looks like she fell in a tackle box, it will be a normal babe who wants to get married and settle down.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (b+Fr8)

244 You know, the funny thing about the van shooting is that no one is surprised a guy living in his van chose Glock.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (HALdu)

245 And who were the people coming through the portal?

But doesn't this go against the rule that you can't visit a world in which your double is still alive? Feh.

====

Yes, exactly! We were like uh wut?

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 11:13 PM (cF8AT)

246 175 Trump would beat Pierre Delecto like a rented gong. Romney is a creep who creeps around on twitter with a fake name like a pedobear.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


You say that like it's a bad thing.

Posted by: Carlos Danger at November 30, 2019 11:14 PM (+lVUW)

247 That's not a very good joke. Waiter, I'd like to send this joke back.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at November 30, 2019 11:14 PM (k3QlD)

248 Night all...been a tiring 4 days!

Posted by: Tami at November 30, 2019 11:15 PM (cF8AT)

249 "I hate you Daddy!" babe won't be a goth green haired lesbian chick
whose face looks like she fell in a tackle box, it will be a normal babe
who wants to get married and settle down.

***

Looks like "I hate you Daddy!" babe is current goth green haired lesbian MAN in a dress.


So I hope you are right but....it doesn't look like things are changing yet.

Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 11:15 PM (WdocV)

250 Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMs

He goes by the name Laverne Cox .

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

251 No he won't. Trump is fully on board with the Rainbow Flag. Or at least isn't willing to speak much against it.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

It may be a ju-jitsu on the old "the enemy of my enemy" trope.

"Nice friends you got. Many great people. You people should hang out even more. Over there."

Posted by: Miklos, immanentizing the narrative eschaton at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (QzkSJ)

252 LadyL and all concerned - if using the Epley, be very sure to get help identifying which ear is the problem. Doing it on the wrong side can cause a distinctly unpleasant increase in symtoms (very recent personal experience).

Posted by: Deranged DM at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (Q3xyR)

253 I have a book review for tomorrow

Hope I can be sobre long enough

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 30, 2019 11:17 PM (l9m7l)

254 Anyone got a used Narwhale tusk they want to sell?




Asking for a friend.







Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 30, 2019 10:28 PM (3H9h1)

Pookette got a narwhal book yesterday for Christmas. Pooky's entire family immediately began singing the Narwhal Song:
https://youtu.be/ykwqXuMPsoc

Posted by: pookysgirl, mistress of spreadsheets at November 30, 2019 11:17 PM (XKZwp)

255 By the way, I'd like to apologize to all those slippery slope folks I made fun of over the early/mid 00s about our current state of social decline.


They were right, I was wrong.


Posted by: 18-1 at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (WdocV)

256 Pookette got a narwhal book yesterday for Christmas. Pooky's entire family immediately began singing the Narwhal Song:
https://youtu.be/ykwqXuMPsoc
Posted by: pookysgirl, mistress of spreadsheets at November 30, 2019 11:17 PM (XKZwp)

Gnarly!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (/sgva)

257 Smirnoff has gone full SJW with their main spokesperson or commercial person being a tranny. They first used him with Ted Danson but now he's the face of their commercials.
Posted by: Easy Andy

Ah! The coveted Appletini demographic!

Posted by: Miklosian Anti-Marketing SA de CV at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (QzkSJ)

258 190 The famous scene wherein The Shat is up to his arse in tribbles...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (7WaWV)

That was actually Shatner's toupee closet

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (qAR6u)

259
250 Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMs

He goes by the name Laverne Cox .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)


Our country is officially insane.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (TdMsT)

260 Ladyl, my Dr. told me to do 3 sets each way, then wait a couple of hours and repeat.

Sounded crazy but I was so seasick I couldn't move at all w/o throwing up. (kept a bowl handy while doing the maneuver!)

Thank God for the anti-motion sickness patches, too.

Hope you recover SOON-- vertigo SUCKS!

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (gP/Z3)

261 209 The media and the brain-damaged Swedish girl have been ranting more than usual about how we're scorching the Earth
___

HOW DARE YOU!
Posted by: the brain-damaged Swedish gir


So their strategy is to be even more hysterical and just plain nuts. Yeah, "scorching the Earth", that'll convince me.

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 11:19 PM (+lVUW)

262 252 LadyL and all concerned - if using the Epley, be very sure to get help identifying which ear is the problem. Doing it on the wrong side can cause a distinctly unpleasant increase in symtoms (very recent personal experience).
Posted by: Deranged DM at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (Q3xyR)



Figuring out which ear is the problem is very unpleasant.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM (TdMsT)

263 Oh good lord, my old man's watching Rachel f-ing Maddow! Ack, parents these days, what'cha gonna do?

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM (REKjq)

264
Yay us. Got a winter storm watch until Tuesday pm, snowfall totals 12-21".

It's the Adirondacks, but that much this early is not common.

Naturally all the radio and tv stations are going batshit about it.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM (KATBx)

265 Smirnoff has gone full SJW with their main spokesperson or commercial person being a tranny. They first used him with Ted Danson but now he's the face of their commercials.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:08 PM (2DOZq)

The only Smirnoff's ad I have seen lately has the recipe being smuggled out of Russia just ahead of pursuing NKVD agents, then it lands in Paris, and then Hollywood?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM (/sgva)

266 Oh good lord, my old man's watching Rachel f-ing Maddow! Ack, parents these days, what'cha gonna do?
Posted by: random lurker commenter

If you see Maddow's name on the will, it is time to panic.

Posted by: Miklosian Advisors (Gibraltar) PLC at November 30, 2019 11:22 PM (QzkSJ)

267

Is it Cat-skills or is it Cats-kills mountains?

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 30, 2019 11:23 PM (aNLFG)

268 I had a period of vertigo off and on that lasted for about 6 months. It was all about becoming dehydrated too many times and forming those damn salt crystals. I learned my lesson and drink fluids like a maniac now. The older you get the less your thirst button is triggered so you have to remember to hydrate during sports / activities.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:23 PM (2DOZq)

269 Gawd, I hate that guy.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:23 PM (b+Fr8)

270 260 Ladyl, my Dr. told me to do 3 sets each way, then wait a couple of hours and repeat.

Sounded crazy but I was so seasick I couldn't move at all w/o throwing up. (kept a bowl handy while doing the maneuver!)

Thank God for the anti-motion sickness patches, too.

Hope you recover SOON-- vertigo SUCKS!

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:18 PM (gP/Z3)


It does suck!

Fortunately it's only mild dizziness right now.
But this is how I felt the last time before I had the worst vertigo of my life.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

271 Hey y'all.

Got home after a pleasant, yet exhausting time with the g-babies and their parents at the new place in the Ozarks the past three days.

After driving through thick fog (when you can't see the Mississippi River when you're driving over it, it's thick), I crashed for a few hours when we got home.

Now I'm awake, but hopefully not for long.

Hope y'all are having a nice Thanksgiving weekend.

Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2019 11:24 PM (RU4sa)

272 The older you get the less your thirst button is triggered




I rate this statement as FALSE

Posted by: Miklos, imbibing with his accustomed gusto at November 30, 2019 11:24 PM (QzkSJ)

273 SMH! I'm glad you had a great time!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:24 PM (TdMsT)

274 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM (/sgva)

The final lady who accepts the brief case ain't no lady.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:25 PM (2DOZq)

275 Ladyl!

I did.

Though the rain, especially last night, was a drag.

Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2019 11:25 PM (RU4sa)

276 268 I had a period of vertigo off and on that lasted for about 6 months. It was all about becoming dehydrated too many times and forming those damn salt crystals. I learned my lesson and drink fluids like a maniac now. The older you get the less your thirst button is triggered so you have to remember to hydrate during sports / activities.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:23 PM (2DOZq)


I get a lot of exercise, but I'm really careful to stay hydrated. I drink a lot of Propel and Gatorade.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:26 PM (TdMsT)

277 LadyL - No greater truth has been spoken. Fortunately I am blessed with a very patient wife. And was only bad enough that driving and lying down suddenly were bad ideas. Could have been worse. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Posted by: Deranged DM at November 30, 2019 11:26 PM (Q3xyR)

278 i had a feeling, might have been the fifth episode, Man In The High Castle was going to fail at some point so I quit watching.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

279 I rate this statement as FALSE
Posted by: Miklos, imbibing with his accustomed gusto at November 30, 2019 11:24 PM (QzkSJ)

Rate all you want.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:27 PM (2DOZq)

280 I just wish I hadn't invested so much time in Game Of Thrones.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 30, 2019 11:27 PM (ykYG2)

281 277 LadyL - No greater truth has been spoken. Fortunately I am blessed with a very patient wife. And was only bad enough that driving and lying down suddenly were bad ideas. Could have been worse. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Posted by: Deranged DM at November 30, 2019 11:26 PM (Q3xyR)


Thanks, DDM. If it gets really bad, at least I'll know not to go to the emergency room again. That was no help, whatever.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:28 PM (TdMsT)

282 Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:12 PM (TdMs

He goes by the name Laverne Cox .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)
*************
Yeah, I've seen those commercials, she/he starred in Orange is the New Black.

This wokeness is really starting to annoy me as companies are trying to push this into the mainstream The propaganda and brainwashing does have an influence and does a lot of harm to young people trying to fit in or trying to get noticed.

Posted by: redridinghood at November 30, 2019 11:28 PM (wiXsO)

283 The final lady who accepts the brief case ain't no lady.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:25 PM (2DOZq)

Oh, that's it? I sort of zone out when it gets to the Hollywood scene. The Moscow and Paris scenes were sort of cool.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:29 PM (/sgva)

284 275 Ladyl!

I did.

Though the rain, especially last night, was a drag.
Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2019 11:25 PM (RU4sa)


But the grandlovies!!!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:29 PM (TdMsT)

285 Yeah, I've seen those commercials, she/he starred in Orange is the New Black.

___

THAT'S A MAN BABY!

Posted by: Austin Powers at November 30, 2019 11:30 PM (WdocV)

286 Last night i had to retrive my trusty 12 gauge. Dogs barking and the sound of the front door opening. It was nothing (wind) the front door was even locked. Nothing gets the juices flowing like thinking you might need to shoot someone. Why in the hell would anyone break and enter into a occupied house?

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:30 PM (0OmEj)

287 Rate all you want.
Posted by: Easy Andy
Fine.

This is the ONT (and not even a school night).

Morons Present and Reporting are a bibulous bunch.

Let 'ron or 'ette who is without beverage cast the first martini olive.

Posted by: Miklos, swizzle sticks at two paces, HAVE AT YOU at November 30, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)

288

I actually won't require food until Christmas or later. Really let go this time, to the point of real discomfort.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2019 11:30 PM (KATBx)

289 Wherever I listen to the leftists I hear no there there. Gutride Stein was correct. Never thought I'd said that.

Posted by: parker at November 30, 2019 11:31 PM (+v/PS)

290 He goes by the name Laverne Cox .
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

Nee Vernon Kuntz?

(denounces self)

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:31 PM (/sgva)

291
253 I have a book review for tomorrow

Hope I can be sobre long enough
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 30, 2019 11:17 PM (l9m7l)


BC! Best wishes! Stay sober!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:31 PM (TdMsT)

292 M.I.T.H.C was pretty good this season until the final 2 minutes. I could think of a number of ways to finish it better, in fact having Darth Vader and Ferris Bueller duel with wet macaroni would have been better.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 30, 2019 11:31 PM (r+sAi)

293
Fortunately it's only mild dizziness right now.
But this is how I felt the last time before I had the worst vertigo of my life.
Posted by: Ladyl
-----

Motorcycle helmet, knee pads, padded gloves. You may notice people avoiding you, but the fall will hurt less.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (fZcn6)

294 Yay us. Got a winter storm watch until Tuesday pm, snowfall totals 12-21".

It's the Adirondacks, but that much this early is not common.

Naturally all the radio and tv stations are going batshit about it.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2019 11:20 PM



The Golden Snowball Award Wars, begun they have!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (7WaWV)

295 Trump is fully on board with the Rainbow Flag.

But the Rainbow Flag isn't fully on board with the Rainbow Flag.

I've noted before that Portland, one of the most gay-friendly cities on the planet, doesn't have a single lesbian bar, because any lesbian bar will immediately be colonized by obnoxious men wearing dresses, and lesbians don't want to hang out with obnoxious men wearing dresses. Large lesbian parties are organized via closed Facebook groups, so the trannies won't find out about them.

If trannies start taking all the women's gold medals in Tokyo, lesbians will be among the groups most upset with this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (I2/tG)

296 -----

Motorcycle helmet, knee pads, padded gloves. You may notice people avoiding you, but the fall will hurt less.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (fZcn6)


Oh for Pete's sake!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

297 Why in the hell would anyone break and enter into a occupied house?

It's very common in England. Two guesses why.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:33 PM (I2/tG)

298 IronGrampa-- remember this one? We used to laugh because we didn't really understand. But now, we do:

youtu.be/VFKifpMtlNs

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:34 PM (gP/Z3)

299 If trannies start taking all the women's gold medals in Tokyo, lesbians will be among the groups most upset with this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (I2/tG)

They already are. But the creator never thinks the creation will turn on them.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 11:35 PM (qAR6u)

300 Oh for Pete's sake!
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:33 PM (TdMsT)

Maybe one of those inflatable plastic spheres that turn you into a human beach ball?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:35 PM (/sgva)

301 Let 'ron or 'ette who is without beverage cast the first martini olive.
Posted by: Miklos, swizzle sticks at two paces, HAVE AT YOU at November 30, 2019 11:30 PM (QzkSJ)


***starts pelting olives***

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:35 PM (TdMsT)

302
Oh for Pete's sake!
Posted by: Ladyl
---------

Look, if Pete has vertigo, then pass the word along.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (fZcn6)

303 In Common Law, Burglary was a specific charge, of breaking and entering at night, when occupants were presumed to be asleep. This is an especially bad thing to do.

The penalties for burglary were consequently enhanced. Night was legally defined for this purpose as the period between dusk and dawn, or whenever the features of someones face became unrecognizeable.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (b+Fr8)

304 263 Oh good lord, my old man's watching Rachel f-ing Maddow! Ack, parents these days, what'cha gonna do?
Posted by: random lurker commenter


Casually wander into the room and say, "Oh, who's that guy? He's kinda handsome."

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

305
Maybe one of those inflatable plastic spheres that turn you into a human beach ball?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:35 PM (/sgva)


I turned into a beach ball on Thanksgiving.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (TdMsT)

306 I have a book review for tomorrow

Hope I can be sobre long enough
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

1-write while drunk

2-go to bed

3-revise in the light of dawn

4-most bestest way

Posted by: Miklos, writer of words at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (QzkSJ)

307 Yep, the g-babies make everything worthwhile.

Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2019 11:37 PM (RU4sa)

308 Motorcycle helmet, knee pads, padded gloves. You may notice people avoiding you, but the fall will hurt less.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (fZcn6)

When it first hit me when I woke up one morning I was able to get myself to the doctor by keeping my head in a certain position . I was sitting on the examining table when the doc asked me to get up and follow him to another room. I got up and started walking but could only lean and go left and almost went through the sheetrock . They definitely had to replace it. Hey I warned the doc.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:38 PM (2DOZq)

309 What did Gertie Stein say about lefties?

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:39 PM (b+Fr8)

310 ***starts pelting olives***
Posted by: Ladyl

*instantly dons old catcher's mitt*

*and the left handed one too*

Posted by: Miklos, who just did a Tom Sawyer and the fence painting scam at November 30, 2019 11:39 PM (QzkSJ)

311 Vertigo indeed sucks bigly. One of the dominant reasons i had to quit driving. When i move to fast i loose my perception of space. (Like vertigo) it makes it very hard to keep in my lane and not run down innocent people.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:39 PM (0OmEj)

312 Oh for Pete's sake!
Posted by: Ladyl
---------

You rang?

Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 11:40 PM (7ZQe3)

313 So their strategy is to be even more hysterical and just plain nuts. Yeah, "scorching the Earth", that'll convince me.

Same refrain since 1972 (at least).

https://youtu.be/qewFpK18Os8

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 30, 2019 11:40 PM (xkSJa)

314 307 Yep, the g-babies make everything worthwhile.

Posted by: SMH at November 30, 2019 11:37 PM (RU4sa)


I was with two of the four. Two couldn't come because their mom (my DIL) has been sick. Still, it was wonderful.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:41 PM (TdMsT)

315
You rang?
Posted by: Pete Seria at November 30, 2019 11:40 PM (7ZQe3)


I did!

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:41 PM (TdMsT)

316 Oh for Pete's sake!
Posted by: Ladyl
---------

You rang?
Posted by: Pete Seria

See?

Coulda been that other Pete, starts with an m....

Posted by: Miklos, whew, that was close at November 30, 2019 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

317 Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot.

How do you get around. Wife? A good friend has macular degeneration. Not a lot of money. She is thinking about selling her car early next year. Her husband died 15 yrs ago.

Posted by: Infidel at November 30, 2019 11:42 PM (O/X1S)

318 304 263 Oh good lord, my old man's watching Rachel f-ing Maddow! Ack, parents these days, what'cha gonna do?

Posted by: random lurker commenter

Casually wander into the room and say, "Oh, who's that guy? He's kinda handsome."

Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

Or.... "Hey, isn't that Ralph Macchio?"

Posted by: kbdabear at November 30, 2019 11:43 PM (qAR6u)

319 311 Vertigo indeed sucks bigly. One of the dominant reasons i had to quit driving. When i move to fast i loose my perception of space. (Like vertigo) it makes it very hard to keep in my lane and not run down innocent people.
Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:39 PM (0OmEj)

Sounds like fun. Especially in school crossing zones.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 30, 2019 11:44 PM (NWiLs)

320 Wife drives everywhere. Uber. I stay home a lot.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:44 PM (0OmEj)

321 If trannies start taking all the women's gold medals in Tokyo, lesbians will be among the groups most upset with this.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:32 PM (I2/tG)

Looks around, checks pockets, looks under the bed and between the couch cushions, checks under the seats in the car just in case...
Nope, absolutely not one single fuck to be given!

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 30, 2019 11:44 PM (REKjq)

322 So their strategy is to be even more hysterical and just plain nuts. Yeah, "scorching the Earth", that'll convince me.

Same refrain since 1972 (at least).



"I'd like to teach the World to screech
And preach disharmony"

Posted by: '70's Coke ads by woke Miklos at November 30, 2019 11:45 PM (QzkSJ)

323 Well, despite the bitter cold, I got a few things done today. Took trash to the dump, and a box of scrap circuit boards to the "electronics" recycle (and didn't see anything there worthy of uh, "liberating").

Got home, and backed the pickup into the far north corner of my yard where the old truck frame loaded with rear axles and exhaust pipes sits. Dug through the pile, and found a Model 27 axle with 3.73 gears and flanged axles, to be used on my '60 Lark that lives in Arizona. Put the axle on the truck, toted it around to the front of the garage, and got it inside on a work stand. I will check it out, service it, and install new brakes on it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:45 PM (/sgva)

324 Casually wander into the room and say, "Oh, who's that guy? He's kinda handsome."
Posted by: nerdygirl at November 30, 2019 11:36 PM (+lVUW)

LOL, thanks

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 30, 2019 11:46 PM (REKjq)

325 That Egg Bowl story epitomizes why I quit following sports.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 30, 2019 10:06 PM


That Egg Bowl story epitomizes why I chose Mississippi State over Ole Miss.

Posted by: Bert G at November 30, 2019 11:46 PM (OMsf+)

326 @ 298

Can't get the link to open, JQ.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2019 11:46 PM (KATBx)

327 Nope, absolutely not one single fuck to be given!

I don't care either, except that this is going to be a hugely embarrassing issue for the Democrats three months before the election.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:47 PM (I2/tG)

328 Does baking bacon result in a grease splattered oven?

Posted by: butch at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM (hXu8T)

329 Lo and there was not a fuck to behold in all the land.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM (0OmEj)

330 Democrats? Embarrassement?

What planet is this??

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM (b+Fr8)

331 I don't care either, except that this is going to be a hugely embarrassing issue for the Democrats three months before the election.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:47 PM (I2/tG)

Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM (/sgva)

332 Hey everybody.

Too late for the chess thread, but I just found out a co-worker is a fan of the game and we've even played a few games, my first in several years. I downloaded a chess clock app to my phone.

Funny thing about the guy I play with: I can tell when I've made a good move because whenever I do, he loudly whispers "bastard!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2019 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)

333 Can't get the link to open, JQ

Sorry IG, it works for me... oh, try putting https://www. in front of it?

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:49 PM (gP/Z3)

334 At any rate, irongrampa, it's the old Alka-Seltzer commercial:

I can't believe I ate the whoooole thing...

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:50 PM (gP/Z3)

335 Yes baked bacon does indeed coat your oven in grease. A covered dish is handy.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at November 30, 2019 11:51 PM (0OmEj)

336 Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.

LOL. Trans "women" are women, damnit, and it it should be legal to defend otherwise.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

337 193 Picture Kate Upton in a lab coat with a slide rule. Doesn't really work, does it?
Posted by: klaftern at November 30, 2019 10:50 PM (RuIsu)

You need to get a better imagination app. Mine works quite well. She is leaning over with a wide open lab coat showing me... the slide rule.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (e1mEI)

338 Butch: No, not really, maybe a little smoky though, if the heat is too high. I keep the oven fairly closely calibrated. 350F is 350F, and that's almost too hot for bacon. For me it's a convenience thing. It is easy. But ... not as tasty.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (b+Fr8)

339 Got home, and backed the pickup into the far north corner of my yard where the old truck frame loaded with rear axles and exhaust pipes sits. Dug through the pile, and found a Model 27 axle with 3.73 gears and flanged axles, to be used on my '60 Lark that lives in Arizona. Put the axle on the truck, toted it around to the front of the garage, and got it inside on a work stand. I will check it out, service it, and install new brakes on it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

In the reboot of Mad Max-in the Great White North, AOP is the secret source of all remaining functional equipment and secretly controls all, based on his exclusive knowledge of the Things of the Old Ones. Until he meets Sheila the Diesel Mechanic, who despite her name....

Posted by: Miklos, have your people talk to my people at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

340 it it should be legal to defend otherwise.

it should be illegal to declare otherwise.

Typing too fast...

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (I2/tG)

341 Seems weird since Thanksgiving was a few days ago but my cheat day for my diet was today ( no wheat products , no sugar ) . I've had seven sandwiches and a pint of butter pecan ice cream.

I miss the hell out of bread.

Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (2DOZq)

342 328 Does baking bacon result in a grease splattered oven?
Posted by: butch at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM (hXu8T)


No. I line a cookie sheet with foil. Not even the cookie sheet gets dirty.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (TdMsT)

343 Weird story.

The other day I was trying to remember a song I had heard years. Could not remember the song, the group, or anything else that would find it.

This even I went to youtube to find a song and there, in the sidebar was the song I had been looking for.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:53 PM (HALdu)

344 Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:48 PM



Your newsletter, sir... I should like to subscribe to it!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at November 30, 2019 11:53 PM (7WaWV)

345 This even I went to youtube to find a song and there, in the sidebar was the song I had been looking for.

Posted by: not so

---

I've been telling anyone who will listen!! They are reading our brain waves!!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (Y4EXg)

346 LOL... stock and modified... AOP, that is priceless!

Stolen!

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (gP/Z3)

347 it should be illegal to declare otherwise.

Typing too fast...
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (I2/tG)

The sarc tag is missing, but scarcely needed, eh?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (/sgva)

348 I miss the hell out of bread.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (2DOZq)



I was going to write smack about something you said but I forgot which comment.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (HALdu)

349 I've been telling anyone who will listen!! They are reading our brain waves!!
Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (Y4EXg)


That has happened to me, too, and it freaks me out.

Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (TdMsT)

350
LOL. Trans "women" are women, damnit, and it it should be legal to defend otherwise.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:51 PM (I2/tG)

It'll be easy to tell them apart in the ensuing melee's, one group will be slapping and pulling hair and the other will be making fists and fighting their "Can't hit a girl." programming. It should be quite entertaining.
(I denounce myself for any and all isms, ists, and insensitivities contained above.)

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (REKjq)

351 LOL... stock and modified... AOP, that is priceless!

Stolen!
Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (gP/Z3)

Works for performance-enhancing drugs, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (/sgva)

352 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.

Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr8)

353 Thanks!

I think I will stick with frying bacon in a covered pan, though.

Posted by: butch at November 30, 2019 11:57 PM (hXu8T)

354 tags, fags, same dig

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:57 PM (HALdu)

355 @ 334

Full address works. Usually it isn't needed, but this is Windows 10 which is a disgusting pile of shit to use.

Posted by: irongrampa at November 30, 2019 11:57 PM (KATBx)

356 Speaking of new frontiers in transgender athletics, Eugene, Oregon is scheduled to have the 2021 World Athletics Championships. This is the first time that the championships would be held in the United States.

Two small problems:

1) The organizers want the State of Oregon to pony up $40 million (about ten bucks per resident).

2) The organizers plan on handing out $7.2 million in winnings for athletes, and they want that money to be exempted from Federal and state income taxes.

LOLGF.

Nike can pony up the forty million and pay the athletes' tax bill, if it is so inclined.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:58 PM (I2/tG)

357 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr

"They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!", by Napoleon XIV?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 30, 2019 11:58 PM (/sgva)

358 I miss the hell out of bread.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (2DOZq)

Here you go
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUPw0tjaLwY

Posted by: random lurker commenter at November 30, 2019 11:59 PM (REKjq)

359 "They're Coming to Take Me Away, Ha Ha!", by Napoleon XIV?

But what was on the B-side of the single?

Posted by: The ARC of History! at November 30, 2019 11:59 PM (I2/tG)

360 Full address works. Usually it isn't needed, but this is Windows 10 which is a disgusting pile of shit to use.
Posted by: irongrampa

I'm still using windows 7 on laptop and desk top. Wondering how that's going to work come January.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (O/X1S)

361 ARC: The B-side was the song backwards.
It also featured the label backwards.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (L2ZTs)

362 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr




gigi allin

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (HALdu)

363 Windows 10 -- aka "Wintendo"...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (7WaWV)

364 AOS style-guide: "Transexual" "Tranny" "Transvestite" "Fucked In the Head" etc.

"Gender" is used when referring to words, not people.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (b+Fr8)

365 ARC: The B-side was the song backwards.
It also featured the label backwards.


I knew that this was a good group.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 12:00 AM (I2/tG)

366 357 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr


Once in a Lifetime by Talking Heads.

Posted by: Ladyl at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (TdMsT)

367 352 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater

---

I was going with "Monster Mash" by Boris Pickett

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (Y4EXg)

368 I miss the hell out of bread.
Posted by: Easy Andy at November 30, 2019 11:52 PM (2DOZq)



I was going to write smack about something you said but I forgot which comment.

Posted by: not so at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (HALdu)

Ah just pick any comment .

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (2DOZq)

369 >Oh good lord, my old man's watching Rachel f-ing Maddow! Ack, parents these days, what'cha gonna do?

Play the bombshell gamechanger video for him. Say nothing.

https://youtu.be/f1ab6uxg908

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (LxTcq)

370 I miss the hell out of bread.
Posted by: Easy Andy

---

I pretty much had my fill of them by 1973.

Posted by: Tonypete at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (Y4EXg)

371 Ah just pick any comment .
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:01 AM (2DOZq)



I figured that was what I's do.

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:02 AM (HALdu)

372 352 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater

---

I was going with "Monster Mash" by Boris Pickett
Posted by: Tonypete

I had "Bitchin' Camaro", but I always guess that.

Posted by: Miklos, whose dad is not, sadly, the mayor at December 01, 2019 12:02 AM (QzkSJ)

373 349 I've been telling anyone who will listen!! They are reading our brain waves!!
Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (Y4EXg)


That has happened to me, too, and it freaks me out.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (TdMsT),

They are actually in your home watching! And they are in my home, drinking my coffee! Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 12:04 AM (e1mEI)

374 $100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr

Better off without a wife.

Or maybe that's just me.jk

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 01, 2019 12:05 AM (Rz2Nc)

375 100 to anyone who can guess the song/artist I' thinking of right now.
Posted by: Common Tater at November 30, 2019 11:56 PM (b+Fr

Bread - Make it with you

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:06 AM (2DOZq)

376 Speaking of wives, where is EC?

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:06 AM (HALdu)

377 Got vertigo taking falls once tinnitus started. Gave up teaching jujitsu because of vertigo. That was 12 years ago, still miss it. I miss practicing disclorating joints, breaking bones, and throwing people ten feet. No in practice we did not actually disloacate joints or breaking bones but you come close. Throwing partners 10 ft, yes, and choking out for 2 minutes was allowed.

Good old days.

Posted by: parker at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM (+v/PS)

378 Was she heading out of town for the weekend?

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM (O/X1S)

379 Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.


********

Drag racing, eh?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM (m45I2)

380 God bless the Daily Mail, doing the reporting American media won't do:

TIMELINE OF HUNTER'S RELATIONSHIPS

May 2015: Beau Biden dies of brain cancer

October 2015: Hunter and his wife Kathleen separate formally

March 2017: Hunter and Beau's widow, Hallie, confirm they are dating

April 2017: Hunter and Kathleen's divorce is finalized

Fall 2017: Lunden Roberts becomes pregnant in Arkansas

August 2018: Lunden Roberts gives birth to baby which she says is Hunter's

April 2019: Hunter and Hallie split for unknown reasons

May 2019: Hunter marries Melissa Cohen in Los Angeles a month after meeting her

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM (I2/tG)

381 AOP: Have data plate on door listed as 3.73 gears on my old truck. The tag is still on Ford differential - 3.73, but cruising at say 60 mph - the RPM is pretty wound out. I'd say closer to 4.11 gears. Does this make any sense? Maybe 3000 RPM or so, with no weird tires. Maybe somebody swapped third member out?

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:08 AM (b+Fr8)

382 I've been telling anyone who will listen!! They are reading our brain waves!!
Posted by: Tonypete at November 30, 2019 11:54 PM (Y4EXg)


That has happened to me, too, and it freaks me out.
Posted by: Ladyl at November 30, 2019 11:55 PM (TdMsT),


Heh. Do you have smartphones? WiFi?

Oh, no, google isn't evil. Siri and Alexa don't talk about you behind your back...

/s

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at December 01, 2019 12:08 AM (gP/Z3)

383 Sleepy. May you worship tomorrow and be thankful for the Donald.

Posted by: parker at December 01, 2019 12:10 AM (+v/PS)

384 Posted by: parker at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM

My tinnitus became much worse *after* the vertigo episode.

Posted by: JQ, totally relating to the Legend of Moon Moon at December 01, 2019 12:10 AM (gP/Z3)

385
Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.


********

Drag racing, eh?
Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:07 AM (m45I2)





funny cars

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:11 AM (HALdu)

386 Better off without a wife.

Or maybe that's just me.jk
Posted by: Evasiveboat42

All I know is, if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.

From my personal point of view, pick an ugly girl to marry you.

Posted by: The Mighty Sparrow feat. Miklos at December 01, 2019 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

387 I watched American Graffiti today, a few thoughts on the cars being an old motorhead;

Ron Howard's character lends his '58 Chevy Impala to "Toad", who tries to impress Candy Clark's character saying the 58 had a "327 with 3 Strombergs". That was the most nitpicked line in the movie as the 327 didn't come out until 1962.

Theoretically it COULD have had the engine, but you'd have to find a wrecked Corvette to get it from. Howard's character wasn't a gearhead, he was a jock and class president, who probably got the car as a graduation gift.

The actual car used had a 348 with 3 deuces which was available in 1958 and certainly in 1962

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:11 AM (qAR6u)

388 Pooky'sgirl, you know that song I Am Your Gummy Bear?

It makes a nice instrumental. For brass.

https://youtu.be/PhShj1cpHSQ

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 12:12 AM (1glZx)

389 kbdabear, American Graffiti is my all-time favorite George Lucas movie.

Also, as far as I know, the only one he hasn't gone back and 're-edited.'

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

390 Acupulco 1922

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:14 AM (b+Fr8)

391 May 2019: Hunter marries Melissa Cohen in Los Angeles a month after meeting her
Posted by: The ARC of History!

So...which side of the arc is ol' Hunter on these days?

His lawyers say (in the paternity case) that he is unemployed and has big debts.

Must be interesting to have both divorce and paternity cases at the same time. Two wimmins, both wantin' the moneys.

Posted by: Sympathyless Miklos at December 01, 2019 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)

392 I watched American Graffiti today, more thoughts on the cars being an old motorhead;

Harrison Ford's 55 Chevy was the same exact car used in "Two Lane Blacktop". The actual car had a 454 with dual quads on a high rise manifold. It had a one piece fiberglass nose and had some fiberglass inlays in the door and body panels to lighten it.

In 1962 it would have most likely been a dual quad 409

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:16 AM (qAR6u)

393 I was also reading the other day about the world's most valuable/rare records.

According to the article I saw, Paul McCartney (of course) owns it because the most valuable vinyl of all-time is supposedly the acetate of the Quarrymen song "In Spite of All the Danger." (There's only one known copy in existence.) Valued at over $300k.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:16 AM (L2ZTs)

394 So...which side of the arc is ol' Hunter on these days?

His lawyers say (in the paternity case) that he is unemployed and has big debts.

Must be interesting to have both divorce and paternity cases at the same time. Two wimmins, both wantin' the moneys.
Posted by: Sympathyless Miklos at December 01, 2019 12:15 AM (QzkSJ)




Hunter Biden needs to know three words

chaturbate. dong. show.

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:16 AM (HALdu)

395 Must be interesting to have both divorce and paternity cases at the same time. Two wimmins, both wantin' the moneys.
Posted by: Sympathyless Miklos

I'm sure his dad is quite proud.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:16 AM (O/X1S)

396 Simple solution: have two classes at the Olympics, Stock and Modified.


********

Drag racing, eh?


SEAMUS MULDOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!!

Posted by: Miklos, not personally in trouble over this at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (QzkSJ)

397 Funny thing about the guy I play with: I can tell when I've made a good move because whenever I do, he loudly whispers "bastard!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2019 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)


That's certainly better than him silently pulling out a Glock.

Posted by: One-Armed Lumberjack, Slightly Hungover at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (Y8PSl)

398 One-Armed, true.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (L2ZTs)

399 Hunter filed papers that he is unemployed and has no monthly income.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (2DOZq)

400 Damn! Old drunken sock.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (Y8PSl)

401 Funny thing about the guy I play with: I can tell when I've made a good move because whenever I do, he loudly whispers "bastard!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 30, 2019 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)

That's certainly better than him silently pulling out a Glock.
Posted by: One-Armed Lumberjack, Slightly Hungover at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (Y8PSl)




Or screaming "not in my ass!"

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:18 AM (HALdu)

402 You guys were talkin' surprise anal...

For my money, also very bad: when your lower GI decides it'll be fun to play "Surprise Bowel Movement." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:18 AM (L2ZTs)

403 SEAMUS MULDOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!!
Posted by: Miklos,



******


Whoa, there cowboy. Dial it down a little.

'Sup?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:18 AM (m45I2)

404 One thing I have found about my chess game:

I give up my queen way too easily, and early in the game. I'm horrible about it. I think it might be something psychological...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:19 AM (L2ZTs)

405 399 Hunter filed papers that he is unemployed and has no monthly income.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (2DOZq)

---

*snort*

Riiiiight...

Posted by: Bursima at December 01, 2019 12:19 AM (RU4sa)

406 For my money, also very bad: when your lower GI decides it'll be fun to play "Surprise Bowel Movement." :-P


******


At 29 years of age suprise anal is a two-way street.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:19 AM (m45I2)

407 One thing I have found about my chess game:

I give up my queen way too easily, and early in the game. I'm horrible about it. I think it might be something psychological...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:19 AM



That's heavy, man...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 01, 2019 12:20 AM (7WaWV)

408 *waves to Muldoon*

Wassup, 'doc?

Posted by: SMH at December 01, 2019 12:20 AM (RU4sa)

409 @377 - Parker

Your first name wouldn't by any chance be Ed?

Posted by: teej at December 01, 2019 12:20 AM (27q/y)

410 On twitter last week:
>Going to see my son in Bristol at the weekend; he LOVES its diversity, like most young people do. He's the future; racist Angry Wanks is the past.

(London Bridge Attack)

Same person today:
>My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily. R.I.P. Jack: you were a beautiful spirit who always took the side of the underdog.


The son had a master's degree in criminology. His thesis is "A critical analysis of the over-representation of black, asian, and minority ethnic males aged 18-21 in the british prison system."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 01, 2019 12:20 AM (LxTcq)

411 Muldoon, true!

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:21 AM (L2ZTs)

412 Storm's hit. Gotta go sit with the dog.

Posted by: nerdygirl at December 01, 2019 12:21 AM (+lVUW)

413 Some people will never learn, BC.

Posted by: SMH at December 01, 2019 12:21 AM (RU4sa)

414 I need to sleep
Goodnight crazy horde

Posted by: VM's phone at December 01, 2019 12:22 AM (G546f)

415 I watched American Graffiti today, a few thoughts on the cars being an old motorhead;

Paul Le Mat's Deuce Coupe in actuality had a 327 with a four deuce setup. They didn't know for sure what the engine was until someone took it apart after they bought it from the production company. I believe it was later repainted and reused for the Martin Sheen tv movie "California Kid"

In 1962 a popular small block build was to stroke and bore the 283 to 301 cubic inches.

In the final drag race, Falfa had the faster car but Milner was the better driver. Had him by a car length at the line because Falfa punched it too hard for the tires to gain traction.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:22 AM (qAR6u)

416 Wassup, 'doc?
Posted by: SMH

*****

Living the dream. Currently waiting for my nightly dow of Nyquil. Been fighting a cold for over a week, now. Bleccch. How's everything with you?

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:22 AM (m45I2)

417 My lower GI definitely has a mind of its own...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:23 AM (L2ZTs)

418 All I know is, if you want to be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife.

From my personal point of view, pick an ugly girl to marry you.
Posted by: The Mighty Sparrow feat. Miklos at December 01, 2019 12:11 AM (QzkSJ)

My Mother always told me you can fall in love with a poor girl as easy as a rich girl, and the poor girl will be easier to get along with in the early, rough times.

To you point, my crazy ex-wife was hot. My wife now is attractive and cool as can be.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 01, 2019 12:23 AM (Rz2Nc)

419 kbdabear, seems like both Spielberg and Lucas peaked really early. Lucas with THX 1138 and AG, and Spielberg with Duel and Jaws.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (L2ZTs)

420 You guys were talkin' surprise anal...

For my money, also very bad: when your lower GI decides it'll be fun to play "Surprise Bowel Movement." :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:18 AM (L2ZTs)




so you were discussing chess not wrestling. got it.

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (HALdu)

421 And no, I haven't kept up for years either.
Including the people.
Yes, I realize Mr Parker would be about 137 yo.
On the other hand, Mr Parker,,, so...

Posted by: teej at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (27q/y)

422 Harrison Ford's 55 Chevy was the same exact car used in "Two Lane Blacktop". The actual car had a 454 with dual quads on a high rise manifold. It had a one piece fiberglass nose and had some fiberglass inlays in the door and body panels to lighten it.

In 1962 it would have most likely been a dual quad 409
Posted by: kbdabear
------

Best line in 'Two Lane Blacktop'. Taylor is suckering a guy into running against the '55.

The guy goads Taylor about a race, Taylor looks at the guy's car and replies: 'I normally wouldn't run the Chevy against a piece of shit like that...'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (2qPhT)

423 Hope you feel better soon, Muldoon.

Now that thanksgiving is over, it's nice to relax.

Posted by: SMH at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (RU4sa)

424 Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 01, 2019 12:20

You just can't make this shit up, the stupid, it burns.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:24 AM (O/X1S)

425 Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 12:04 AM (e1mEI)


Aliens. Definitely aliens.

Posted by: Giorgio Tsoukalos at December 01, 2019 12:25 AM (Y8PSl)

426 389 kbdabear, American Graffiti is my all-time favorite George Lucas movie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

Lucas said that three of the characters were three stages of his youth.

Toad was his nerdy freshman stage, Milner was his car culture cool guy stage, and Curtis was his college "intellectual" self.

Explains why Curtis drove that awful Citroen 2CV

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:25 AM (qAR6u)

427 I'd pay $5 to watch the Olympic 100m dash Fuel Altered race.
Any surgery, any drug and hormone combination that gets you to finish line with a pulse. Maybe bust into the Eights.

Posted by: klaftern at December 01, 2019 12:25 AM (RuIsu)

428 Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:22 AM (qAR6u)

Were you guys technical advisors on My Cousin Vinny?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:25 AM (2DOZq)

429 dow = dose

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:26 AM (m45I2)

430 My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily.

I've seen a number of appeals in Britain that this killing not be "politicized".

The fact that the killer was a free man on the streets of London is entirely political, as is the freedom of his friend, the radical jihadist iman, who doubtless encouraged him to do this.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 12:26 AM (I2/tG)

431 Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 12:04 AM (e1mEI)




Would have thought you would have been more interested in why Hunter Biden was holding the cup.

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:26 AM (HALdu)

432 Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!


*******


Make sure tto taske a mug shot.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:28 AM (m45I2)

433 The white T-Bird that Suzanne Somers drove was loaned to Lucas and the owner was constantly there making sure absolutely no harm came to it. Somers said he was always nagging her and watching over like a dad at his daughter's first dance.

And damn, she was smokin' gorgeous back then.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:29 AM (qAR6u)

434 'Sup?
Posted by: Muldoon

A cry of greeting and pleasure at some classic Muldoonianism!



Posted by: Miklos, too modset to evet think about using caps for a while at December 01, 2019 12:29 AM (QzkSJ)

435 Make sure tto taske a mug shot.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:28 AM (m45I2)

How much NyQuil have you had?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:29 AM (2DOZq)

436 Make sure tto taske a mug shot.

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:28 AM



Teh Nyquil must be kicking in...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto at December 01, 2019 12:29 AM (7WaWV)

437 Thanks for the ONT.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:30 AM (ycWCI)

438 I can't type for shit tonight.

Better hang it up.

Later all.

Ende3avour to persevere!

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:31 AM (m45I2)

439 Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:29 AM (qAR6u)

I noticed that T-Birds don't demand a lot of money at those big televised auto auctions. That was surprising to me.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (2DOZq)

440 It's insanity. Their gubbmint imports jihadists, for no discernable reason that anyone can reasonably articulate, and then when they go all splodey or knifey; refuse to prosecute or let them out of jail, when they should have been executed. Should never have happened about three times over, or near enough, as far as I can tell. What a bunch of bullshit.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (b+Fr8)

441 Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 12:04 AM (e1mEI)




Do you find that more interesting than the strangers standing around you screaming at you to get out of their house, put some pants on, and dialing 911?

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (HALdu)

442 Know when to walk away
And know when to run

Posted by: Muldoon at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (m45I2)

443 Hunter marries Melissa Cohen

Oy.

In the old days of Old Israel I am pretty sure Hunter would have got stoned.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (ykYG2)

444 Teh Nyquil must be kicking in...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Asetto

Nyquil is a lousy mixer.

But, use what you got.

Posted by: Miklos, guerilla bartender at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (QzkSJ)

445 430 My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily.

I've seen a number of appeals in Britain that this killing not be "politicized".

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 12:26 AM (I2/tG)

When someone goes that squishy, regardless of what his dead son's "wishes", he enables the killer and others of his kind to go on killing others.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:34 AM (qAR6u)

446 In the old days of Old Israel I am pretty sure Hunter would have got stoned.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Duuuuude

Posted by: Hunter, burisma bro at December 01, 2019 12:34 AM (QzkSJ)

447 I'm sure Hunter's dad has trouble remembering his own name at this point.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:34 AM (ykYG2)

448 In the old days of Old Israel I am pretty sure Hunter would have got stoned.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (ykYG2)

That's unintentionally funny . ( I think it was unintentional)

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:34 AM (2DOZq)

449 108 Speaking of measuring snowfall, quite a lot of realtime weather is collected by Skywarn volunteer spotters. It's one of many services provided to the public by ham radio operators, such as saying things like HI HI and 73 and yammering about solar activity and wearing photographer's vests in excess of the standards of public decency and decorum.
Posted by: hogmartin at November 30, 2019 10:30 PM (t+qrx)


LOL. You forgot, roger roger.

Posted by: Sooner at December 01, 2019 12:35 AM (AVYX3)

450 you saw what i did there

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:35 AM (ykYG2)

451 I'm sure Hunter's dad has trouble remembering his own name at this point.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


It's getting to be very sad.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:35 AM (O/X1S)

452 My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily.

Grade A fucking idiot right there. I don't give a shit what the dead guy wants. I don't give a shit what you want either. You got a death wish, that's on you. You've no right to force your brain damage on the rest of us. Asshole.

Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:36 AM (b+Fr8)

453 When someone goes that squishy, regardless of what his dead son's "wishes", he enables the killer and others of his kind to go on killing others.
Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:34 AM (qAR6u)

We have sort of the same thing here with the parents of Steinle and Tibbetts.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:37 AM (2DOZq)

454 There is no way Joe is going to get through 60 days of bus touring.

Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:37 AM (HALdu)

455 Did I catch someone mentioning that Smoking Joe started eating his wife in public like she was a paint chip earlier?

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:38 AM (ycWCI)

456 Grade A fucking idiot right there. I don't give a shit what the dead guy wants. I don't give a shit what you want either. You got a death wish, that's on you. You've no right to force your brain damage on the rest of us. Asshole.
Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:36 AM (b+Fr

This is like the guy who's daughter was raped and murdered.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:39 AM (ycWCI)

457 Their gubbmint imports jihadists, for no discernable reason that anyone can reasonably articulate,

It's the smaller things that indicate the future of Western Europe.

The baggage handlers for Transavia Airlines at the Lyon airport, who are 90% North African Muslims, are deliberately delaying unloading baggage from flights from Tel Aviv. (Luggage from Algeria is unloaded immediately, of course.)

On November 10th, after waiting two hours for their luggage, frustrated passengers finally rushed the secure baggage area to get their bags, causing the airport police to intervene after fist fights broke out between passengers and baggage staff.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 12:39 AM (I2/tG)

458 My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily.


You could bury him with Rachel Corrie. There's room.

Posted by: Miklos, thinking cubic meters at December 01, 2019 12:40 AM (QzkSJ)

459 Rammstein video . . . Er, Radio

https://youtu.be/z0NfI2NeDHI

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 12:40 AM (1glZx)

460 I noticed that T-Birds don't demand a lot of money at those big televised auto auctions. That was surprising to me.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (2DOZq)

A couple of reasons. What collectors are looking for changes all the time. For instance pre-1967 VW Buses with all the windows are going for big bucks.

Another is that the 55-57 T-Birds were usually owned by men in their 30's and 40's who didn't run them really hard or often. They were always considered a classic so they tended not to end up in junkyards. Over the years there would still be quite a few still around and in good shape, so they're not rare enough to command the big auction bucks.

Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:40 AM (qAR6u)

461 I give up my queen way too easily, and early in the game. I'm horrible about it. I think it might be something psychological...

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:19 AM (L2ZTs)


You want the queen out of the way so you can have the king all to yourself? You're gay?

When I played serious chess, I loved fishes who moved their queen into play early in the game. Talk about a target rich environment. On the other hand, a good queen sacrifice is truly magnificent to watch unfold. So says the former USCF Class D rated player (who was 2-3 with 1 withdrawal [parents had to drive back home to go to work] in his only real 'big leagues' tournament). But I learned a lot of chess psychology in that one tournament, like an opponent eating from a can of peanuts and breathing heavily in an attempt to distract me; didn't work as that was one of the two games I won.

Posted by: Giorgio Tsoukalos at December 01, 2019 12:41 AM (Y8PSl)

462 Tinnitus is very loud tonight. I need a drink.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 12:41 AM (0OmEj)

463 Sock trouble tonight. Damnit!

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 12:41 AM (Y8PSl)

464 catch someone mentioning that Smoking Joe started eating his wife in public like she was a paint chip earlier?

Infidel's right, this guy ain't right anymore. He's regressing to childlike instinct where when something is waved under his nose, he bites at it.

I'm not laughing. I want this guy to bow out and spend his last years with his family.

I'll laugh at Hunter because fuck him, he's made his choices.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:42 AM (ykYG2)

465 .400 is not bad for batting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:42 AM (ycWCI)

466 I'll laugh at Hunter because fuck him, he's made his choices.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 12:42 AM (ykYG2)

So did Joe.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:42 AM (ycWCI)

467 I'm not convinced Joe has the mental capacity to make that decision.

Dad didn't really have dementia, it was the brain cancer that started affecting his thinking.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:45 AM (O/X1S)

468 any gearheads out there want to watch some good shit, check out "shelby american" on netflix. adam carolla was involved in it. some damn good historical shit in it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at December 01, 2019 12:46 AM (KP5rU)

469 thankfully, it didn't last long.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:46 AM (O/X1S)

470 .400 is not bad for batting.
Posted by: Aetius451AD



Or whisky

Posted by: Miklos, not barrel proof at December 01, 2019 12:46 AM (QzkSJ)

471

Tis time. Have to have some rest before the snow games.


Goodnite, good people. Be safe, stay warm and sleep well.

Posted by: irongrampa at December 01, 2019 12:47 AM (KATBx)

472 Infidel, I am sorry to hear you went through that.

My dad is still sharp, he just needs time to get up to speed.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 12:47 AM (1glZx)

473 Night IGP.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at December 01, 2019 12:48 AM (ycWCI)

474 Thanks Kindlton. Longest, hardest 5 months of my life was his decline. It gets less painful as time goes on, but I find myself with blues, a lot.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:50 AM (O/X1S)

475
The actual car used had a 348 with 3 deuces which was available in 1958 and certainly in 1962
Posted by: kbdabear at December 01, 2019 12:11 AM (qAR6u)

My brother had that car. Power up the kazoo but it handled like a cheap roller skate. Great learning experience on how to drive fast and keep control.

Posted by: Sooner at December 01, 2019 12:50 AM (AVYX3)

476 Well that's nice. NWS says 20 out and -7 wind chill.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 12:52 AM (O/X1S)

477 Outstanding as always MH, all of it.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 01, 2019 12:57 AM (FJrl0)

478 I feel bad for complaining that it's been a muggy 75 to 80 degrees in Houston this past week.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:57 AM (2DOZq)

479 Crazy uncle joey choo choo needs to retire and spend time with his family. Tick tok time is short joe. Please think of your family joe.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 12:58 AM (0OmEj)

480 I feel bad for complaining that it's been a muggy 75 to 80 degrees in Houston this past week.
Posted by: Easy Andy

Nothing 1400 miles of ductwork couldn't fix.

Don't know why nobody ever thought of that.

Posted by: Miklos, with a solution that is simple and easy and at December 01, 2019 01:03 AM (QzkSJ)

481 Rammstein video . . . Er, Radio

Rammstein still has it.

Also, check out the Deutschland video - a rather nuanced view of German history.

https://tinyurl.com/y58kj3ce

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:04 AM (I2/tG)

482 I was really surprised and embarrassed that Joe Biden was picked as the VP. He has been cukoo for coco puffs for decades. I think privately every colleague would admit to that description. Did Obama think Hillary would be that much of a detriment not to pick her or did she prefer and ask to be SOS instead?

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 01:05 AM (2DOZq)

483 Crazy uncle joey choo choo needs to retire and spend time with his family. Tick tok time is short joe. Please think of your family joe.
Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 12:58 AM (0OmEj)

Sorry, but Hunter needs another job, new baby and all. I need to be president so Hunter can funnel, millions more to us, oops I mean to improve the USA and China, and Mexico, and Ukraine, and lots of other places! My word as a Biden!

Posted by: Slow Joe at December 01, 2019 01:06 AM (Rz2Nc)

484 Did Obama think Hillary would be that much of a detriment not to pick her or did she prefer and ask to be SOS instead?

Joe was the "foreign policy expert", and Obama intended to dethrone the Clintons, and replace them with himself.

Also, with Hillary as Vice President, Obama couldn't hire enough food tasters.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:08 AM (I2/tG)

485 Stormy here in Hawaii, November Rain.

Posted by: Summer of Love at December 01, 2019 01:09 AM (FJrl0)

486 Also, with Hillary as Vice President, Obama couldn't hire enough food tasters.

"The President tragically passed away by suicide after eating a buffalo-beef, strychine and arsenic burrito in Fort Marcy Park. He really liked that park."

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at December 01, 2019 01:10 AM (ykYG2)

487 I was really surprised and embarrassed that Joe Biden was picked as the VP. He has been cukoo for coco puffs for decades. I think privately every colleague would admit to that description. Did Obama think Hillary would be that much of a detriment not to pick her or did she prefer and ask to be SOS instead?
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 01:05 AM (2DOZq)

Obama didn't want his life to be standing between Hillary and the Presidency. SOS is down low in line of succession, good place to grab bribes from though.

Posted by: Evasiveboat42 at December 01, 2019 01:10 AM (Rz2Nc)

488 Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:08 AM (I2/tG)

I was thinking that too but he made her SoS . If you want to get rid of someone you don't make them SoS.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 01:11 AM (2DOZq)

489 Did Obama think Hillary would be that much of a detriment not to pick her or did she prefer and ask to be SOS instead?

Obama is an idiot, but even he could see that Hillary is so ambitious he would die in office to pave her way.

Posted by: Paranoid for Everyone at December 01, 2019 01:11 AM (hkCNq)

490 Hmm

What if Sheriff Joe were elected president, and had another stroke or combi eye/brain bleed like he has had before?

Such that he couldn't even take the oath of office, and therefore become President?


I feel a potboiler quickie novel coming on....

Posted by: Miklos, author of " The Biden Conundrum" at December 01, 2019 01:11 AM (QzkSJ)

491 Hive mind consensus.

Posted by: Paranoid for Everyone at December 01, 2019 01:13 AM (hkCNq)

492 I was thinking that too but he made her SoS . If you want to get rid of someone you don't make them SoS.
Posted by: Easy Andy

Friends close, enemies closer.

Posted by: Gen. Sun Miklos-Tzu's Chicken at December 01, 2019 01:13 AM (QzkSJ)

493 VP is considered the stepping stone to the Presidency . ( though not as successful as the perception)

I would think Hillary would wait. Actually think she would had had a better chance in 2016 if she had been VP.

Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 01:15 AM (2DOZq)

494 For my money, also very bad: when your lower GI decides it'll be fun to play "Surprise Bowel Movement." :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at December 01, 2019 12:18 AM (L2ZTs)

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that's known as "ulcerative colitis"...

try living your entire life with that as a valid option.

it sucks.

Posted by: redc1c4 at December 01, 2019 01:15 AM (PkW5Q)

495 Sorry, but Hunter needs another job, new baby and all.



Long time since I kissed babies.

Well, not that long.

Posted by: Joe "Hands On" Biden at December 01, 2019 01:16 AM (QzkSJ)

496
@482

Popular question.

1 - Naturally Obama would pick someone so loopy that he wouldn't even notice that ValJar was the real vice president.

2 - Goodness only knows what went down at that head-to-head between Obama and Hillary after he got the nom in 2008, but it's safe to bet that they agreed SoS would make a fine road to her 2016 presidency. It benefited her, although I have no idea what he was supposed to get in return -- a percentage of her "earnings" as SoS? I'm open to theories on this.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 01:21 AM (W04rT)

497 Slow joe the choo choo guy needs a good stint in prison along with the hildabeast. In a just world this would already have come about. The word alas is short on justice.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 01:23 AM (0OmEj)

498
Actually think she would had had a better chance in 2016 if she had been VP.
Posted by: Easy Andy

=======

How about if she'd stayed in the Senate and not given a shit what Obama wanted? I've always wondered about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 01:24 AM (W04rT)

499 Maybe by the time I reach 39 we will find out what Obama has been doing.
He was an easy to manipulate narcissist for Soros, ValJar, etc. But, since Trump, has Obama actually tried to coordinate a coup, or has he been lost in vain dreams of power? It is easy to think of him watching Game of Thrones and thinking I can play at this level.

Posted by: Paranoid for Everyone at December 01, 2019 01:25 AM (hkCNq)

500 {i]It benefited her, although I have no idea what he was supposed to get in return

Better to have Hillary inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.

Besides, Obama didn't trust Hillary (or Kerry) with anything important - he had Valerie Jarrett doing the negotiations on the Iran deal, for example.

I recall that once something big was happening in the Middle East, and Hillary was off in Africa at a conference on the status of African women.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:26 AM (I2/tG)

501 Schlichter is so full of s**t.


He twatted that every law-abiding healthy American citizen should have an AR-style rifle and know how to use it to defend themselves/the constitution.


Those plastic things shooting their little biddy bullets are for homos, freaks, subversives, and non-hoplophobic hipsters.


Walnut and parkerized steel [a lot of both] and big bullets with huge foot-lb energy are for masculine patriots.


But the blonde in the photo he retwatted has nice form. For shooting, I mean. Her shooting form.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

502 441 Please explain why I found an unrecognizable coffee cup on my counter next to the sink!

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 12:04 AM (e1mEI)

Do you find that more interesting than the strangers standing around you screaming at you to get out of their house, put some pants on, and dialing 911?
Posted by: not so at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (HALdu)


Ownership of the house is in dispute, I say it is the bank. Hey, I was wearing running shorts. Perfectly normal winterwear when it's 30 degrees outside.
Be sure to watch Live PD to see how the 911 call and screaming turned out.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at December 01, 2019 01:30 AM (e1mEI)

503 Also, check out the Deutschland video - a rather nuanced view of German history.


https://tinyurl.com/y58kj3ce
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:04 AM (I2/tG)


Yep, that video knocked the chocks out, pushed the boat into the harbor, set it on fire and then shelled it for the rest of the afternoon.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 01:32 AM (1glZx)

504 Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 01:29 AM (QDnY+)

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*eyeroll*

Posted by: SMH at December 01, 2019 01:33 AM (RU4sa)

505 But the blonde in the photo he retwatted has nice form. For shooting, I mean. Her shooting form.


Posted by: rhomboid

"I love a man in uniform

The girls, they love to see you shoot"

Posted by: Gang Of Four feat. Miklos at December 01, 2019 01:33 AM (QzkSJ)

506 452 My son, Jack, who was killed in this attack, would not wish his death to be used as the pretext for more draconian sentences or for detaining people unnecessarily.

Grade A fucking idiot right there. I don't give a shit what the dead guy wants. I don't give a shit what you want either. You got a death wish, that's on you. You've no right to force your brain damage on the rest of us. Asshole.
Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:36 AM (b+Fr

Actually Jack's ghost is sitting back there saying "gawdammit Ma!!! I changed my gawdammed mind!!! Don't tell them that stupid shit!!! Ma!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 01, 2019 01:33 AM (V2Yro)

507
LOL. You forgot, roger roger.
Posted by: Sooner
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73's

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 01:33 AM (ZMWtN)

508 Well, it is snowing in the Willamette Valley.

*sigh*

Oh well, it rarely sticks in November.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 01:34 AM (1glZx)

509 The ar15 is a fine rifle. Its a good place to start.

Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 01:36 AM (0OmEj)

510 Sorta slow tonight or I'm just not tired yet.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 01:38 AM (O/X1S)

511 509 The ar15 is a fine rifle. Its a good place to start.
Posted by: usntakim now a russian bot. at December 01, 2019 01:36 AM (0OmEj)

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Especially for women.

Whom I doubt are concerned about how 'masculine' their weapon is.

Posted by: SMH at December 01, 2019 01:38 AM (RU4sa)

512 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 30, 2019 10:44 PM (KoKdw)

Sorry, really late to the thread. Mike, 75 wpm Morse is cooking. I was a Radioman in the Navy and when I got out of 2304 High Speed Morse Code school in 70, I was receiving 52 wpm and sending 48 wpm with a straight key. When I was stationed in Iceland I would sit code circuits and the fastest I could keep up with was about 60-62. Those were the Japanese merchant sailors, and they used a "bug". Maybe back in my best days if he had started out around 52 or 53 and then built it up I could have kept up with him, right up until I made a mistake and I'd have to start all over.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 01:39 AM (VNmG1)

513 Whom I doubt are concerned about how 'masculine' their weapon is.
Posted by: SMH

This. Mine are strictly for protection.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 01:39 AM (O/X1S)

514 Just got a flyer from Sportsman's Warehouse. They have a Ruger AR in .556/.223 for $749.00 and you get a free Ruger 10/22. Sounds like a decent deal.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 01:43 AM (VNmG1)

515 .. .----. -- / .- / -- --- .-. --- -. .-.-.-

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 01:43 AM (O/X1S)

516 503 Also, check out the Deutschland video - a rather nuanced view of German history.

https://tinyurl.com/y58kj3ce
Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:04 AM (I2/tG)

Yep, that video knocked the chocks out, pushed the boat into the harbor, set it on fire and then shelled it for the rest of the afternoon.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 01:32 AM (1glZx)

I wasn't gonna watch that, didn't have time, I called it up just to see what you all were talking about and ..... ddaayyyaammmm! I don't think I can top your description. I wouldn't try.

Posted by: Tom Servo at December 01, 2019 01:44 AM (V2Yro)

517 73's
Posted by: Mike Hammer

QSL on the way on receipt of one (1) IRC.

Posted by: Radio Mauritius International MKLS at December 01, 2019 01:44 AM (QzkSJ)

518 I figured the sarcasm was sufficiently heavy-handed to avoid confusion. I figured wrong. We regret the misunderstanding.


But on a more serious note, it's time for a second look at narwhal tusks as a counter-terror platform.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 01:46 AM (QDnY+)

519 It benefited her, although I have no idea what he was supposed to get in return -- a percentage of her "earnings" as SoS? I'm open to theories on this.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 01:21 AM (W04rT)


In true Democrat Mafia fashion, you always kick up to the Boss a cut of the profits from your money-making scams. There's a reason The Clinton Foundation was never audited.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 01:47 AM (Y8PSl)

520 Sorry, really late to the thread. Mike, 75 wpm Morse is cooking. I was a Radioman in the Navy and when I got out of 2304 High Speed Morse Code school in 70, I was receiving 52 wpm and sending 48 wpm with a straight key. When I was stationed in Iceland I would sit code circuits and the fastest I could keep up with was about 60-62. Those were the Japanese merchant sailors, and they used a "bug". Maybe back in my best days if he had started out around 52 or 53 and then built it up I could have kept up with him, right up until I made a mistake and I'd have to start all over.
Posted by: Old Blue
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2nd page of the .pdf : https://tinyurl.com/sayvpov

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 01:47 AM (ZMWtN)

521 But on a more serious note, it's time for a second look at narwhal tusks as a counter-terror platform.


Posted by: rhomboid

Polish guy used the narwhal lance.

Guessing he's got some Sobieski husaria in the family.

Posted by: Miklos from not far from Vienna at December 01, 2019 01:48 AM (QzkSJ)

522 Did you Morse code guys develop a knack for recognizing the "fist" of particular operators. This was actually quite a thing in WWII traffic analysis/code breaking.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 01:49 AM (QDnY+)

523 WTF was the guy doing with a narwhal tusk?? Don't recall that being a common thing to be carrying around London last time I was there.


Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 01:50 AM (QDnY+)

524 WTF was the guy doing with a narwhal tusk?? Don't recall that being a common thing to be carrying around London last time I was there.


Posted by: rhomboid

He was working at the Fishmonger's Wharf, now a combination of museum and restaurants. It was "decoration".

Posted by: Miklos, don't mess with the chef at December 01, 2019 01:52 AM (QzkSJ)

525
Better to have Hillary inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in.

Besides, Obama didn't trust Hillary (or Kerry) with anything important

Posted by: The ARC of History!

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Yes, I have a vague recollection of some other way in which he undercut her. I bet ValJar is high on her hate list.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 01:53 AM (W04rT)

526 rhomboid, yes, it's a thing. As a historical note, the Japanese fleet that attacked Pearl harbor left all the carrier radiomen in Japan to keep sending fake messages so that the Americans would recognize their "fist" and believe that the fleet was still in home waters.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 01:53 AM (VNmG1)

527 Did you Morse code guys develop a knack for recognizing the "fist" of particular operators. This was actually quite a thing in WWII traffic analysis/code breaking.
Posted by: rhomboid
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Me? Bwahahahahaha. Not a chance.

But, as you say, it was common for those monitoring traffic to recognize the operator by their 'fist'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 01:54 AM (KoKdw)

528 This was actually quite a thing in WWII traffic analysis/code breaking.

Enough so that the Japanese kept the usual fleet Morse Code guys in Japan, sending messages consistent with the fleet engaging in exercises, while the actual fleet was silently sailing to Hawaii.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 01:55 AM (I2/tG)

529 How about if she'd stayed in the Senate and not given a shit what Obama wanted? I've always wondered about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 01:24 AM (W04rT)


In the Senate she'd be 1 of 100. As SoS, she be the only 1. Plus, Obama bucked a trend when he won, mostly on racism being half-black and all, by winning the presidency as a junior senator without a full term under his belt. Hill Dog knew enough about history regarding senate candidates running for the presidency and losing that that wasn't a good option. When was the last time a sitting senator, before Obama, won the presidency? Plus less opportunity for graft in the Senate, especially the size of illicit graft income she made while SoS. The plummeting of The Clinton Foundation coffers after she left the SoS position and lost the presidential race attests to that.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 01:55 AM (Y8PSl)

530 Besides, Obama ValJar didn't trust Hillary (or Kerry) with anything important

Posted by: The ARC of History!
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And, she was right.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 01:55 AM (KoKdw)

531 I was stuck in Portland for a couple of months, but with rare access to the Internet. I kind of wish now, I had tried to contact some Morons while there.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 01, 2019 01:56 AM (IDhUW)

532 I've been reading up on Indian Code Talkers. Very interesting.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 01:56 AM (O/X1S)

533 Enough so that the Japanese kept the usual fleet Morse Code guys in Japan, sending messages consistent with the fleet engaging in exercises, while the actual fleet was silently sailing to Hawaii.
Posted by: The ARC of History!

Fool me once, shame on me.

Fool me twice....

Posted by: Capt. Joe Rochefort at Station HYPO at December 01, 2019 01:57 AM (QzkSJ)

534 AOP: Have data plate on door listed as 3.73 gears on my old truck. The tag is still on Ford differential - 3.73, but cruising at say 60 mph - the RPM is pretty wound out. I'd say closer to 4.11 gears. Does this make any sense? Maybe 3000 RPM or so, with no weird tires. Maybe somebody swapped third member out?
Posted by: Common Tater at December 01, 2019 12:08 AM (b+Fr

I was away from the computer for a while, changing out all the bad paper capacitors in a radio for a '51 Studebaker.

3.73 gears are leaning towards the "performance" end of the range. 3.31, 2.87, 3.07 are the classic cruising gears. So a truck with 15 or 16 inch tires with a 3.73 gearset will sound pretty spun up, much over 60 mph. I want 3.73's in my Lark because it is slated to get an overdrive transmission. With OD engaged, the overall ratio will be 2.6-something.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 01:59 AM (/sgva)

535 Mike, it has a lot to do with the rhythm. 16 wpm, 32 wpm, and 48 wpm used to really mess me up. It was the rhythm that did me in. Any other speed was easy to send and receive. Just the multiples of 16 were such an odd rhythm.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 01:59 AM (VNmG1)

536 What astounds me, is that the guys monitoring the signals were not just receiving code, they were picking off code in 'Japanese', Wabun.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 02:00 AM (/dN1M)

537 How about if she'd stayed in the Senate and not given a shit what Obama wanted? I've always wondered about that.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia

Are you unaware of the agreement between HRC and BHO regarding the Clinton Foundation?

License to steal. Putin controls US uranium (and its transport around the US).

But that's just crazy talk.

Posted by: MiklosStrike at December 01, 2019 02:00 AM (QzkSJ)

538 Good night all,
Peace and restful sleep to you all

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at December 01, 2019 02:02 AM (IDhUW)

539 Hunter filed papers that he is unemployed and has no monthly income.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:17 AM (2DOZq)

He has probably arranged for weekly graft payments instead.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:03 AM (/sgva)

540 What astounds me, is that the guys monitoring the signals were not just receiving code, they were picking off code in 'Japanese', Wabun.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

In that sense, Morse is like sign language. The audio and the standard written language is irrelevant.

Signals mean words/concepts. Morse obviates a lot of the need for language knowledge, because Morse talk is not linguistically complex.

Posted by: Miklos, third shift linguistic sous-chef at December 01, 2019 02:04 AM (QzkSJ)

541 Mike, you want to read about a conspiracy with lots of controversy? Check out the "Winds" messages prior to Pearl.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:05 AM (VNmG1)

542 The son had a master's degree in criminology. His thesis is "A critical analysis of the over-representation of black, asian, and minority ethnic males aged 18-21 in the british prison system."
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 01, 2019 12:20 AM (LxTcq)

Easy, peasy. They commit more crimes per capita than white Britons. What do I win?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:05 AM (/sgva)

543 Miklos, thanks. Gotta be the first terror incident partially resolved using a narwhal tusk, to date.


ARC and Old Blue, thanks, that was among the prominent examples I was thinking of - the deception plan for the Kido Butai's strike on Hawaii. Don't think we ever read JN-25 that well, so traffic analysis remained a bigger part of our sigint operation in the Pacific than in Europe, where we were getting pretty good penetration [with gaps, and exceptions].



Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 02:07 AM (QDnY+)

544 On Joshua Tree California.... yer too late.

Posted by: RStephenspn at December 01, 2019 02:07 AM (zCA6M)

545 Easy, peasy. They commit more crimes per capita than white Britons. What do I win?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:05 AM (/sgva)


A term in gaol for a hate crime.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:07 AM (Y8PSl)

546 so traffic analysis remained a bigger part of our sigint operation in the Pacific than in Europe, where we were getting pretty good penetration [with gaps, and exceptions].

Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 02:07 AM (QDnY+)


We had no Ultra intercepts in the Pacific.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:09 AM (Y8PSl)

547 rhomboid, we were reading the Japanese "Purple" code pretty well. That was the diplomatic channel. JN-25 was not being read very well. Maybe about one quarter of what was being sent was being read.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:11 AM (VNmG1)

548 I noticed that T-Birds don't demand a lot of money at those big televised auto auctions. That was surprising to me.
Posted by: Easy Andy at December 01, 2019 12:32 AM (2DOZq)

T-bird was never a sports car, nor a muscle car. It was always a "personal luxury car", and the later ones became quite bloated. Well-made cars, but complicated, and hard to work on. The retractible top on the later ones is a mechanic's nightmare.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:13 AM (/sgva)

549 We had no Ultra intercepts in the Pacific.
Posted by: RickZ

But there was "Magic", and the Japanese ultimatum/declaration of war had been decrypted, translated, and sent to the Adm. Stark 2 and a half hours before Pearl was attacked, with a clear understanding that Pearl was the first target.

Posted by: Miklos, relevant records are missing at December 01, 2019 02:14 AM (QzkSJ)

550 We had no Ultra intercepts in the Pacific.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:09 AM (Y8PSl)

Yeah, it is really helpful to have a working Enigma machine and a current code book. Especially if they don't know that you have it.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:14 AM (VNmG1)

551 The retractible top on the later ones is a mechanic's nightmare.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I hope the EOS was better, because I might need one.

Posted by: Miklos, who still wants a 65 Mustang at December 01, 2019 02:17 AM (QzkSJ)

552 with a clear understanding that Pearl was the first target.

Posted by: Miklos, relevant records are missing at December 01, 2019 02:14 AM (QzkSJ)

Wrong. The US knew that Japan was going to attack in the Pacific. Pearl was never specified in the declaration. The thinking at the time was that Japan would attack the Philippines, or other US targets in the south Pacific. Pearl was a failure of imagination, much like 9/11.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:18 AM (VNmG1)

553 Yeah, it is really helpful to have a working Enigma machine and a current code book. Especially if they don't know that you have it.
Posted by: Old Blue
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That latter part was interesting, concealing the fact. Not so easily done as most people would assume.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 02:20 AM (KoKdw)

554 Bacon? Deep fry it. Seriously. It will be perfectly evenly cooked and succulent throughout. Plus you can cook a whole package in just a few minutes. Plus you'll then have delicious bacon grease in the fryer for fries, tots, or hash browns.

A countertop Fry Daddy works fine (I have the large Fry Grandpappy, I believe it's called). Just put in less oil or fat than you normally use, because the level will go up, not down.

I use lard, too. Because F that canola crap.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 01, 2019 02:21 AM (O0ddZ)

555
Are you unaware of the agreement between HRC and BHO regarding the Clinton Foundation?

License to steal. Putin controls US uranium (and its transport around the US).

But that's just crazy talk.
Posted by: MiklosStrike

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I was asking about that upthread. We really don't know what the agreement was. I still want to know what he got back, aside from whatever peace of mind he had from keeping her "closer" (as in, where you keep your enemies).

She would have been the most-observed, most-quoted, most-publicized Senator and could have been a thorn in his side. It could have been really interesting if she'd had some contrary principles or (what am I saying) pretended to have some.

But this is idle talk. I really REALLY want to know exactly what the quid pro quo was. He MUST have wanted more than peace of mind if she was going to be scouring up tens of millions of dollars for her mad money.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at December 01, 2019 02:22 AM (W04rT)

556 I'm out. Late, late here.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 02:23 AM (eYD0A)

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Posted by: Laura Morris at December 01, 2019 02:25 AM (WlAeo)

558 Night, Mike.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:26 AM (/sgva)

559 Wrong. The US knew that Japan was going to attack in the Pacific.

Yes. But at the last minute (or couple hours) they realized that Plan Orange wuz rong.

The Signals Intelligence officers realized that the time of the attack would be in darkness in the Philippines, but just after dawn in Hawaii.

Posted by: Miklos, it the Midway movie in an IMAX? at December 01, 2019 02:26 AM (QzkSJ)

560 I was led to understand that the Japanese were aware of the intercepts and the probable breaking of their codes, but in spite of very good policies for regular code changes and setting up practices to avoid the intercepts, they were too spread out to get new codes out, and sort of put the whole thing off to be dealt with later, as they had important things to do.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 01, 2019 02:26 AM (1glZx)

561 That latter part was interesting, concealing the fact. Not so easily done as most people would assume.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 02:20 AM (KoKdw)

Churchill would not allow Ultra information to be disseminated unless there was some other source that could be named, even if that source was kind of sketchy. Interesting fact, the German Navy had compromised the British Merchant fleet code and the Brits didn't know it, and refused to believe the code had been broken. It cost a lot of merchant sailors lives before they figured it out.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:27 AM (VNmG1)

562 Laura, we all purchased lace wigs years ago, which are a well-known cure for each of the ailments you listed.

Posted by: Bert G at December 01, 2019 02:27 AM (OMsf+)

563 Contact him today and get your problem solved.
Posted by: Laura Morris at December 01, 2019 02:25 AM (WlAeo)

Well, it's crystal-clear that he cannot cure recto-cranial inversion.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:28 AM (/sgva)

564 Bacon? Deep fry it.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at December 01, 2019 02:21 AM (O0ddZ)


But if you deep fry bacon, how do you keep it in strips (for sammiches and what not) and not end up with a curled, jumbled ball of cooked bacon? Asking because I have no idea.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:28 AM (Y8PSl)

565 Yes, late here too. Grandson stopping early before heading back to Denver tomorrow. Happy trails.

Posted by: Infidel at December 01, 2019 02:29 AM (O/X1S)

566 RickZ we had plenty of code-breaking in the Pacific, as noted by others. And the term "Ultra" was used for some of the product, borrowing from the ETO products from Bletchley Park. And we were reading the diplomatic ["Purple"] code well before Pearl Harbor, and after.


Among other things, the Purple penetration contributed to the evacuation order for Japanese-Americans from the west coast [there was a lot of specific intel behind the action, whatever it's substantive or constitutional merits/demerits, it wasn't really much like the 80s commission slanderously portrayed], and provided incredible direct intel from Hitler's mouth, as transmitted by Japan's amabassador in Berlin.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 02:29 AM (QDnY+)

567 Wowser! Medical spam now. I wonder if that's 'work from home to make money', too?

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:31 AM (Y8PSl)

568 Wowser! Medical spam now. I wonder if that's 'work from home to make money', too?
Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:31 AM (Y8PSl)

If "quack doctor" is medical, I guess. Nigerian, maybe?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:33 AM (/sgva)

569 I was asking about that upthread. We really don't know what the agreement was.


It was made very public (at least in part) as a pre-condition to HRC becoming SoS.

Publicly, that any foreign gift to the Clinton Foundation had to be approved by the big O.

HRC didn't report anything much; BHO didn't insist or ask.

The rot started when it was decided that HRC could do as she pleased, the law be damned, with approval from the President.

And I note, that when BHO was elected President, for the first time in my life I was not proud of my country.

Posted by: Miklos, let justice be done, though the skies fall at December 01, 2019 02:34 AM (QzkSJ)

570 Miklos, again, Pearl itself was never specified in Japan's declaration of war. Like I said earlier, it was a failure of imagination. And America was still not on a full war footing. The country was majority isolationist. I wasn't alive then, but I would bet that the correct "thinking" at the time was Yes, they will declare war, but they will wait until tomorrow to act. Remember at the time, Hitler had invaded Poland in September 1939, England and France had declared war on Germany, but the offensive against them hadn't happened until May of 1940. It was the civilized thing to do, after all.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:35 AM (VNmG1)

571 That latter part was interesting, concealing the fact. Not so easily done as most people would assume.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at December 01, 2019 02:20 AM (KoKdw)


The commander of the USS Guadalcanal task force, Cpt Gallery, almost screwed himself when he captured the U-505 off of West Africa in 1944. TPTB worried the Germans might hear of the capture of a U-boat and change their codes. What would normally be considered a great naval feat earning honors almost sank Cpt Gallery.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:39 AM (Y8PSl)

572 Like I said earlier, it was a failure of imagination.

The Battle Fleet was only moved from San Diego to Pearl Harbor during the summer of 1940.

The commander, Admiral James O. Richardson, protested the move, precisely because the fleet in Hawaii would be vulnerable to Japanese attack, and was replaced by Admiral Kimmel.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at December 01, 2019 02:42 AM (I2/tG)

573 If "quack doctor" is medical, I guess. Nigerian, maybe?
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

I'm guessing Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

That sweet GoFundMe cash runs out quick, what with all those Beach Friends and all.

Posted by: Miklos, more accurate than Newsweek at December 01, 2019 02:42 AM (QzkSJ)

574 Well, going on for 0100 here, time to hit the sack. Night, Horde.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at December 01, 2019 02:44 AM (/sgva)

575 557
... after i contacted Chief
Dr Wealthy ...


dr. wealthy? clearly a made up name, like biggus dickus.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 01, 2019 02:45 AM (kf5Ci)

576 I believe the decision whether to scuttle U-505 right there or tow it back to the US, and risk having it seen by another U-boat that we had captured one intact - thus endangering our code-breaking a day before the planned date of D-Day in France - went all the way up to Admiral King.

Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 02:46 AM (QDnY+)

577 Pearl itself was never specified in Japan's declaration of war.

Old Blue amigo!

They were surprised themselves that the deadline in the Japanese cable indicated..oh shit...Pearl Harbor!

The duty officers realized it, too late, the question is what happened when they informed Adm. "Betty" Stark?

Posted by: Miklos, two hours is better than nothing at December 01, 2019 02:46 AM (QzkSJ)

578 What's interesting is that the US Navy had war gamed an attack on Pearl by Japanese forces. Orange vs Blue. Much later, it was gamed again and found that if the US fleet had had more warning, the damage would have been worse. Some of the forces that were badly damaged in Pearl would be raised to fight again. Had they been out to sea and sunk in deep waters, there was no recovery. That said, the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor was a great tactical victory. Strategically, the day the Japanese attacked, was the day they would lose the war.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:49 AM (VNmG1)

579 540 In that sense, Morse is like sign language. The audio and the standard written language is irrelevant.

Signals mean words/concepts. Morse obviates a lot of the need for
language knowledge, because Morse talk is not linguistically complex.


i have no idea what you're talking about. morse is essentially huffman-coded text; it's just a way of encoding the alphabet for transmission. which means you have to have an alphabet to send and what you send is based on both the alphabet you're using and the huffman-coding table you've chosen.

Posted by: Anachronda at December 01, 2019 02:49 AM (kf5Ci)

580 i have no idea what you're talking about. morse is essentially huffman-coded text; it's just a way of encoding the alphabet for transmission. which means you have to have an alphabet to send and what you send is based on both the alphabet you're using and the huffman-coding table you've chosen.
Posted by: Anachronda

Japanese doesn't have an alphabet.

Conversion to Morse (or sign language) obviates the need for deciphering a complex kanji writing system.

Posted by: Miklos, they say I'm a good teacher at December 01, 2019 02:54 AM (QzkSJ)

581 That said, the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor was a great tactical victory. Strategically, the day the Japanese attacked, was the day they would lose the war.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:49 AM (VNmG1)


Even Yamamoto stated that a victory at Pearl would only guarantee Japanese naval forces would have 6 months 'to run riot' in the Pacific. Especially so when there were no carrier losses at Pearl. The Japanese were carrier innovators and knew their value; the US Navy was still controlled by the battleship admirals. Pearl changed that, out of necessity. Midway put an exclamation point on that change in thinking.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 02:55 AM (Y8PSl)

582 For those with an interest in the Pearl Harbor attack, I recommend a book by Alan Zimm [Attack on Pearl Harbor: strategy, combat, myths, deceptions].


Lots of interesting new-to-me items - Genda and Fuchida didn't really deliver the attack plan requested, Fuchida f**ked up the key surprise/no surprise signal to the airborne first wave, the Japanese had a very bad dud rate with certain bombs, the oil tank farm was not a good target for the force available and its destruction would not likely have changed much, and much more.




Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 02:56 AM (QDnY+)

583 Posted by: Miklos, two hours is better than nothing at December 01, 2019 02:46 AM
See my next comment. Had the fleet put to sea, it could have been much worse. Betty Stark's hesitation may have actually save a good many lives. It's easy for us to sit here almost 80 years later and say that this should have been done, or that should have been done. Hell, if I had been in charge, Hitler would have taken Moscow before November. History is just that. We can debate actions that were, or were not taken, but it won't change the past.
And by the by, did you see the Midway movie, and was it any good? Historically accurate and all that?

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:56 AM (VNmG1)

584 the oil tank farm was not a good target for the force available and its
destruction would not likely have changed much, and much more.
As I understand it, they didn't want to hit the tank farm because the smoke would have obscured the bombers. Still a major mistake.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 02:59 AM (VNmG1)

585 580
Japanese doesn't have an alphabet.
hiragana? katakana?

Posted by: Anachronda at December 01, 2019 02:59 AM (kf5Ci)

586 No, Blue, not a mistake. But read Zimm for why. He deals with the selected topics in a fairly exhaustive and rigorous way, using operations analysis tools and approaches.


Meanwhile I've got to go from the Pacific back to pre-war Germany, where I'm reading about how the Nazi regime coerced and managed and organized industry to pursue rearmament and self-sufficiency while still struggling with a disastrous foreign exchange situation and continuing mass unemployment [Tooze - Wages of Destruction].

Posted by: rhomboid at December 01, 2019 03:04 AM (QDnY+)

587 Posted by: Old Blue

Nope, haven't seen Midway yet, but will.

The airport I rarely use is the one where Doolittle's Raiders came together.


"Stark's hesitation"- well that is the question. Was it Stark's? He went to the White House...he knew...any hesitation was FDR's. There were better ways to inform Pearl than ordinary Western Union. No larger ships could have gotten up steam and left (at least 14 hours for a battleship).

I'm sure Kimmel and Short would have appreciated a heads up, though.

Posted by: Miklos, liking good discussions at December 01, 2019 03:05 AM (QzkSJ)

588 I got a saturday night joke. Why did the young conservatives cross the road to the y.a.f. meeting? Answer that was the side of the army enlistment office to join the war in iraq!

Posted by: raimondo at December 01, 2019 03:09 AM (ScZtu)

589 "Come to me. Come to me. I wouldn't do anything like this to anybody and they picked the wrong person in this case."

I'll call this The Not A Punk Rule.

Longish time no see, Hordelings. It's been a busy time.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2019 03:11 AM (Z4rgH)

590 raimondo, put down the bong and go to bed. you're making even less sense than you normally do, dumb ass.

Posted by: Old Blue at December 01, 2019 03:13 AM (VNmG1)

591 Posted by: raimondo at December 01, 2019 03:09 AM (ScZtu)

I just left your mom, raimondo, and she was very satisfied. You may not recognize her though, as I shaved her back hair off.

Posted by: GnuBreed at December 01, 2019 03:13 AM (Z4rgH)

592 Hunter Biden?
I remember when Billy Carter (the only sane one in the bunch) was considered a problem and a joke by the MSM.

Posted by: stonecutter at December 01, 2019 03:17 AM (Bfr22)

593 Japanese doesn't have an alphabet.
hiragana? katakana?
Posted by: Anachronda

The Morse Code is based on a bit of Western Dead White Men Cultural Imperialism.

The latin alphabet, specifically.

Japanese messages, essentially, had to be translated into a form based on a system known to American code breakers. This made the job easier, because they were looking for patterns in a comprehensible format.

The Germans had a hardware solution (Enigma).

The Japanese had software encryption (writing style and lack of linguists on the American side).

When short and direct Japanese naval or military terms were converted to Morse, the Japanese used a system and style based on the latin alphabet.

Effectively, the Japanese did half of the data conversion by using the enemy's OS and Data Terms of Service.

Posted by: Miklos, not a code jockey at December 01, 2019 03:20 AM (QzkSJ)

594 raimondo at December 01, 2019 03:09 AM (ScZtu)

I always kinda imagined raimondo as a shitzu.

Posted by: Miklos, now let's do Mayan Epigraphy for Fun an Profit at December 01, 2019 03:24 AM (QzkSJ)

595 I always kinda imagined raimondo as a shitzu.

Posted by: Miklos, now let's do Mayan Epigraphy for Fun an Profit at December 01, 2019 03:24 AM (QzkSJ)


That's shitz-on-u.

Posted by: RickZ at December 01, 2019 03:43 AM (Y8PSl)

596 Now is the time for all good Morons to come to the aid of their ONT

Posted by: Miklos, QWERTY-curious at December 01, 2019 03:53 AM (QzkSJ)

597 Now is the time for all good Morons to come to the aid of their ONT

Posted by: Miklos, QWERTY-curious at December 01, 2019 03:53 AM (QzkSJ)


Get your Order of the Ewok today! And if you order now, delivery is guaranteed in #twoweeks. (HoboClusters and PuddingCup ribbons extra.)

Posted by: AoSHQ Marketing Dept. at December 01, 2019 04:04 AM (Y8PSl)

598 reporting for duty

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 01, 2019 04:07 AM (168MX)

599 I hope you all had a nice Thanksgiving.

Happy December 1.

Posted by: eleven at December 01, 2019 04:10 AM (M0u+N)

600 reporting for duty
Posted by: FtWorthMike

Noted.

As you were.

Smoke 'em if you got 'em.

Posted by: Sgt. Miklos at December 01, 2019 04:42 AM (QzkSJ)

601 if only I had anything to contribute other than my presence.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 01, 2019 04:59 AM (168MX)

602 304 days and a wakeup and I kick this night shift and railroad life to the curb.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 01, 2019 05:03 AM (168MX)

603 Then join the day walkers and achieve my dream job of being a a Walmart or Home Depot greeter.

Posted by: FtWorthMike at December 01, 2019 05:08 AM (168MX)

604 if only I had anything to contribute other than my presence.
Posted by: FtWorthMike

Man the troll gun, corporal.

Coffee at 0600

Posted by: Sgt. Miklos Pyle at December 01, 2019 05:17 AM (QzkSJ)

605
The weather app saws our promised daytime rain storm is thirty minutes from commencing. Indoor chores beckon.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2019 05:18 AM (pNxlR)

606 hiya

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2019 05:19 AM (arJlL)

607
I am convinced that smart phone touch screens have become less accurate in discerning where you touched. The number of corrections that I have to make has easily doubled in recent months. And don't get me started on how these apps decide what it is you are trying to correct and where they place the cursor as you attempt to do so -- that is really infuriating.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2019 05:22 AM (pNxlR)

608
The disadvantage of having been the home at which the familial Thanksgiving dinner occurred is that you are left with all the leftovers that your guests would not oblige you by taking at least a small portion with them. I'll be performing the weed out of dishes later today.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2019 05:26 AM (pNxlR)

609
Gonna catch a little more sleep ...

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at December 01, 2019 05:27 AM (pNxlR)

610 That burger is ridiculously gorgeous.

Posted by: m at December 01, 2019 05:46 AM (7juvc)

611 That burger is ridiculously gorgeous.

Yep; food porn.

Posted by: JT at December 01, 2019 05:50 AM (arJlL)

612 Been up since 4 But wife had tablet so had no reason to get up.
Maybe for the better, maybe not.

Posted by: Skip at December 01, 2019 05:56 AM (ZCEU2)

613 Krebs I blame small keyboards and big fingers

Posted by: Skip at December 01, 2019 05:59 AM (ZCEU2)

614 nood !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at December 01, 2019 06:01 AM (JwHjN)

615 With the Duluth weather report reading like that and not a smidgen of an acknowledgment that the "gales of November" have come late (December 1st).

What would Gordon Lightfoot have to say now about "global warming"?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vST6hVRj2A

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at December 01, 2019 06:02 AM (EMi53)

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