Repost/Open Thread: Thanksgivingmanship: How to Survive Your NPC Family Members Who Are Studying Up on How to Survive a Thanksgiving With You

Oxford Don Stephen Potter introduced the world to the principles of Gamesmanship [don't comment on old posts, the system will ban you] the way to win at games by resort to cheap ploys which were very close to cheating without being technically cheating. He later expanded his inquiries into the general field of "Lifemanship," the discipline of embracing life in a dickish and hostile spirit, sabotaging social rivals without quite breaching social etiquette.

Given that the progressive elder-children-yet-not-quite-adults you'll be encountering this Thanksgiving (who I will henceforth refer to as "grownchildren") will be armed to the teeth with Vox explainers and Obamacare propaganda, I herewith humbly submit these first sketches of a new branch of Lifemanship I call "Thankgivingmanship," which I define as the gentle art of insulting the stupid without alerting them to the fact that they've been insulted at all.

It is the goal of the dedicated Thanksgivingman, then, to achieve the sublime art of giving offense without offense being taken.

My basic strategy is thus: It would be as rude of you as it is rude of your cretinous grownchildren kin to allow a Thanksgiving dinner into a stupid game of Rachel Maddow Talking Points and their rebuttals.

So, rather than confront the unemployed idiots who will be assailing you, I propose instead to superficially avoid conflict and engagement on their dummy mouthflappings, and appear instead to agree with them.

But -- and here is the point -- a skilled Thanksgivingman will only appear to agree with the grownchildren to feeble intellects, such as those possessed by the grownchildren themselves. Instead of disagreeing with them -- which will cause argument and anger -- you will instead claim to agree with them, while in fact contradicting them, subverting them, of baffling them with statements that nearly, but do not quite, make sense.

Our definitions and mission now established, we turn to the first of our three primary Thanksgivingmanship gambits:

The Neutral or Nonsensical Statement Disguised as Agreement.Progressives do not process language the same way human beings do; they chiefly adduce meaning from tone and body language, like dogs.

This means that you can say many things which are either irrelevant, nonsensical, or otherwise not in agreement with the progressive subcreatures you're temporarily amidst so long as you deliver your words with a warm smile and a lot of nodding.

You may also use uptalk to express an insincere solidarity. As with dogs and babies, progressives find artificially high-pitched vocal tones to be soothing and possibly a prelude to Walkies and Snackies.

Whenever a progressive grownchild says something stupid and ignorant, which will be always, do not engage on the merits. Progressive grownchildren will become highly emotional and agitated at the slightest show of disagreement, and may wet the floor or claw at the furniture.

Instead, say something which is either neutral or nonsensical (which successfully communicates your true beliefs to other real human beings capable of deciphering obvious meaning) while deploying smiling, nodding, and uptalk to falsely convey agreement with to the more-stunted intellect of the grownchild.

For example, if a progressive grownchild says, "Rachel Maddow is just so amazing," you can respond by nodding and saying "Absolutely, Rachel Maddow is without doubt a mammal." (Or: "A mammal...?")

Possible responses to common grownchild mouthchatter include:

"Well I see that the 'Faux Noise Machice' has gotten everyone riled up about so-called 'terrorism' again."

"Doubtless! Terrorists only win when allow them to make us afraid, or dead." (Or: "Afraid, or dead...?")

"Can't people see that stupid cons are doing Just What ISIS Wants us to do?"

"It's so obvious-- the attacks in Paris weren't just an attack on human lives. They were an attack on our shared human capacity to be alive." ("To be alive, and stuff...?")

This is a very simple one, which can be deployed in a variety of contexts:

"None of this is Obama's fault -- he's doing the best he can to keep America out of another War of Choice."

"Boy that Obama-- he is really something, isn't he?"

As the evening wears on, and you are preparing to depart, you may become somewhat more blatant in your stealth insults, like so:

"I just read an explainer about this on Vox."

"Today's world is so remarkable! When I was young, we had to read books and derive our own thinking for ourselves. What a time to be alive, when sounding vaguely informed is no longer a luxury of the intellectual, but a cheaply assembled ware available to those of more common intellect!"

Fake Statistics. It was my old friend Boston Irish who alerted me to this ticklish little trope, when he observed that no matter how absurd the statistic you proposed to a progressive, if that statistic seemed to call attention to whatever bugaboos xhe was excited about, xhe would respond with a gushing "I know, right?!"

He demonstrated this to me at a party by interrupting a couple of liberals talking, and announcing to them:

"You know, based on current statistics, in ten years, the entire state of California will be homeless."

"Right! I know!" came the response.

By the way, that is not schtick. That is not a joke written for this blogpost. I was really there, he really said that, that really happened.

After having secured the agreement to his obviously-crank "statistics," he turned to me with a slightly arched eyebrow and sipped his beer in quiet triumph.

This propensity of grownchildren to agree to whatever fantastical "studies" and "statistics" you propose to them can be exploited for much private merriment at the holidays.

Other gambits include:

* "You know, the average family of four pays more in ATM fees to the Big Banksters than they spend on rent."

* "By the year 2030, global warming predicts that the entire North American landmass will be flooded by seawater and wolves."

* "99.4% of the world's wealth is controlled by six-tenths of a single person."

* "More people are killed every year by shooting accidentally shooting themselves than who died in all the wars in the world combined, except for the Korean War."

You need to throw that "Except for the Korean War" in at the end because the claim, on its face, is too preposterous, so you deduct out Korean War deaths to bring it into the real of the plausible. (Plausible, that is, for progressive grownchildren.) It makes like you've done the math and just have to make this one little adjustment to get the numbers to work.

You may follow Boston Irish's trope of the obviously-crank "liberal study" claim, or you can try your hand at claims which are simply baffling nonsense:

* "Studies have proven that if you have a gun in your house, you are more in danger of being struck by lightning than being bitten by a rattlesnake. Think about it."

A minor variation of the Fake Statistic ploy is the Fake Profundity gambit, in which you propose some ludicrous "deep thought" which derives not from social science, but from your own personal philosophical inquiry.

For example, this one is best delivered with chin uplifted, Obama-style, and a metaphysical glaze of the eye:

* "For what is it that gives the terrorists power -- their weapons, or our primitive, irrational fear that they will kill us with their weapons?"

It is generally a useful practice to prefix such bits of nonsense with faux-biblical language, such as "For what..." or "Lo" and "Thus and so."

Fake Quotes. Progressives love fake quotes -- they just love dressing up whatever passes for this week's SJW Conventional Wisdom and attributing it to some historic figure.

Generally, these historic figures are very well known, because progressives don't know any historic figures except the very well known. Thomas Jefferson is always a popular choice. For "bad sounding quotes," Hitler is preferred. Napoleon and Marcus Aurelius may be deployed as well, but be prepared for some confused looks as to who it is you're talking about.

Offering a ridiculous quote can bring you and any other lively minds at the table great amusement. Your target will probably not notice the quote is fake, because he is an imbecile, and also because you'll have a serene, self-satisfied smile on your face as you say it, which he will read as "A Fellow Progressive in Discursive Mode."

This minor camouflage will permit you to smuggle huge amounts of nonsense in the guise of Wisdom of the Ancients.

Feel free to subvert your noddingsmiles with messages that are blatantly mottos of the NRA, if only the grownchild could understand simple words, which they cannot.

For example:

"Wasn't it Mahatma Gandhi who said, 'It is not necessarily the first man to shoot who wins the battle, but it is always the last man shooting who wins the day'?"

"As Gertrude Stein said" -- and I should say here that this gambit works best when you pronounce this name, for no particular reason, in an outrageous German accent, as Gaertruude Schteinn.

So, let's begin again: "As Gaertruude Schteinn observed, 'The man who is slowest to arm himself is quickest to savor the bounties of Heaven.'"

Another gambit is to offer up the following quotes, which are applicable in a wide range of situations.

"I forget which scientist said it, maybe Neil DeGrasse Tyson, but it's worth repeating: 'Wars of religion always make me laugh because basically you're fighting over who has the best imaginary friend.'"

Or:

"A great philosopher, Gaertruud Von Schteinn, once said, 'Fear causes hesitation, and hesitation will cause your worst fears to come true'?"

You will get big nods for these Aphorisms of the Sages. You yourself can take pleasure in the knowledge that both quotes are from the movie Point Break, delivered by Johnny Utah (Keanu Reaves) and Bodhi (Patrick Swayze), respectively.

If you get any verbal expressions of agreement, a "hear-hear" or an "amen," you can extend the joke by saying, "In the words of the spiritual master Boddhisatva, 'You can do what you want, and make up your own rules. Why be a servant to the law, when you can be its master...?" or "Six seconds and we're going to be meat waffles.'"

Make this trope your own. Have fun with it. If you want to claim that it was Niccolo Machiavelli who first advised, "Sweep the leg, Johnny," go with it, but try to get your more subtle Fake Quotes in before "going big" like that.

A Final Word. At some point, even an experienced Thanksgivingman will go too far, and give his game away. At that point, there will be sulks and silences, and the Thanksgivingman will have actually failed at his goal, which is to give offense without offense being taken.

In such straits, the Thanksgivingman, in order to be the polite person he wishes to be, will have to apologize -- it is the verminous grownchildren who have come to bicker and strife, after all, not the well-mannered Thankgivingman.

However, for the zealous Thanksgivingman, even an apology can be exploited for further Thanksgivingmanship points.

For example, if the childanimal you are speaking with declares:

"You're micro-aggressing me."

...then be sure to respond,

"Ah, then please sincerely accept my most micro apologies."

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 05:00 PM




Comments

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1 Afternoon Horde!

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:00 PM (Y4EXg)

2 Nooded

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:00 PM (Y4EXg)

3 Ban you before you can post again

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 05:02 PM (YJxi7)

4 Ace!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. Very thankful for you, for a long time now.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:02 PM (14URa)

5 Hiya

Happy Thanksgiving, Horde !

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 05:03 PM (arJlL)

6 Staying home alone solves all those problems.

Posted by: HH at November 28, 2019 05:03 PM (mIJBI)

7 Happy Thanksgiving, Ace!

Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the grey boxes!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 28, 2019 05:07 PM (0miBO)

8 Well, it says Open Thread, so maybe I'm ok...

Am watching a Tucker Carlson segment: Why They Hate Him- It's Because He Speaks The Truth

https://bit.ly/2XSOryi

I like Tucker Carlson's style and I think he makes a good point in this one.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 05:08 PM (NpvYf)

9 Again I say, Happy Thanksgiving all!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 05:08 PM (lvSAi)

10 I'm home working. Sad, I know.

But it's off to the Caribbean tomorrow. Yeehaw!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 28, 2019 05:08 PM (0miBO)

11 Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends in the grey boxes!
Posted by: chique d'

Backatcha Chique !

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 05:09 PM (arJlL)

12
This is one of the funniest things I've ever read. And my money's on this being AB:


"You know, based on current statistics, in ten years, the entire state of California will be homeless."

"Right! I know!" came the response.

By the way, that is not schtick. That is not a joke written for this blogpost. I was really there, he really said that, that really happened.

After having secured the agreement to his obviously-crank "statistics,"
he turned to me with a slightly arched eyebrow and sipped his beer in
quiet triumph.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:09 PM (14URa)

13 But it's off to the Caribbean tomorrow. Yeehaw!
Posted by: chique d

Think I'll fit in your luggage ?

Have fun and stay safe !

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 05:10 PM (arJlL)

14 happy thanksgiving afternoon morons and ettes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 05:10 PM (KP5rU)

15 It's times like this that I'm thankful for solitude and dogs.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:10 PM (VgPyb)

16 Gamesmanship? Shouldn't that be gsmesxership?

Posted by: Josephistan at November 28, 2019 05:10 PM (SS0uK)

17 Have fun and stay safe !
Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 05:10 PM (arJlL)

Thanks!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 28, 2019 05:11 PM (0miBO)

18 Same to ya, Chavez !

Posted by: JT at November 28, 2019 05:11 PM (arJlL)

19 Happy Thankshiving!
Keep those sporks sharp!

Posted by: vmom happy to have college kid home at November 28, 2019 05:12 PM (G546f)

20 Drop an upper decker before you leave.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:13 PM (VgPyb)

21 A post TD meal greeting to you all.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:13 PM (Y4EXg)

22 Staying home alone solves all those problems.
Posted by: HH

Setting up the traps for the Wet Bandits can be time consuming though.

Posted by: Bruce at November 28, 2019 05:13 PM (vd8XM)

23 where's the tv remote?

Posted by: vmom happy to have college kid home at November 28, 2019 05:14 PM (G546f)

24 Growing up, my dad and grandfather (boomer and WW2) would get into ferocious rows every Thanksgiving, regardless of topic. Example - one year they go into a fight about...Mel Brooks.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (HmZuC)

25 Hey look....the boss is here.



Happy thanksgiving, Ace.

Did you know that it's J.J.'s birthday?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (cqNba)

26 Sigh

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (HALdu)

27 Fake Quotes. Progressives love fake quotes -- they just love dressing up whatever passes for this week's SJW Conventional Wisdom and attributing it to some historic figure.

PRO TIP: Parry a fake quote with a fake study:

To wit:

"Studies show that nations that have a strong nationalistic foreign policy emit 118.7% less Net Measured Tonnes of carbon monoxide and related greenhouse gases than nations expounding a globalist foreign policy."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (XVuno)

28 we got a blacksheep of the family.....rest of us threatened a hogtying and gravy poured on him.

There's two very hungry dogs out back, big dogs.

He was just smart enough to shut up...

Posted by: loneranger at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (jk52O)

29 thought ace got married?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 05:16 PM (KP5rU)

30 Only one rather small incident this year: I pointed out to BIL that when one utters "No offence." to another, that the person who said it really means "I know I was being a dick, but I'm hoping me saying 'No offence' gets me off the hook."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:16 PM (Y4EXg)

31
It's just Her Majesty and I. And I agree with everything she says.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 05:17 PM (7rVsF)

32 Only one rather small incident this year: I pointed out to BIL that when one utters "No offence." to another, that the person who said it really means "I know I was being a dick, but I'm hoping me saying 'No offence' gets me off the hook."

Posted by: Tonypete

Bless his heart

Posted by: Bruce at November 28, 2019 05:17 PM (vd8XM)

33 "thought ace got married?"'


Ewoks do not marry until after the mating ritual is complete.

Right around 13 years or so.

Ewoks don't like to rush these things.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 05:17 PM (cqNba)

34 29
thought ace got married?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 05:16 PM (KP5rU)
srsly?

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:18 PM (14URa)

35 This 'Thanksgivingman' stuff is clever. I don't think I'm agile enough to use it, though.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 05:18 PM (QrTqV)

36
thought ace got married?

To what?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (7rVsF)

37 Trump Wine gets served in My House.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (IOcNi)

38 Just punch 'em in the throat.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (ywNoU)

39 Fake Quotes. Progressives love fake quotes -- they just love dressing up whatever passes for this week's SJW Conventional Wisdom and attributing it to some historic figure.

PRO TIP: Parry a fake quote with a fake study:

To wit:

"Studies show that nations that have a strong nationalistic foreign policy emit 118.7% less Net Measured Tonnes of carbon monoxide and related greenhouse gases than nations expounding a globalist foreign policy."
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (XVuno)




The gamesmanship thing is more complicated that it would seem. The up commenting or agreeing is not going to work with smarter idiots. It is going to wind up in a fight fast.

The fake stats and studies are the way to go. Even then though if you are going do do this you should stick with some area you have some familiarity with o do some strategizing before dinner.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (HALdu)

40 34 29
thought ace got married?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 05:16 PM (KP5rU)
srsly?
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:18 PM (14URa)

That's the rumor.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (VgPyb)

41 "thought ace got married?

To what? "

The heart knows what the heart wants...

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (cqNba)

42 Thanksgiving dinner is done. I guess that means it's Black Friday now.

BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:20 PM (XVuno)

43 You're micro-aggressing me."

...then be sure to respond,

"Ah, then please sincerely accept my most micro apologies."

****


Don't let the door hit you on your not so micro ass on the way out.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 05:20 PM (axyOa)

44 Pee on their leg to establish dominance.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:20 PM (VgPyb)

45 Happy Birthday, JJ wherever you are!

Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself at November 28, 2019 05:20 PM (0miBO)

46 Thanksgiving, then and now-

"IJReview also reported on President Barack Obama’s tradition of expressing his appreciation to the troops by telephone by attaching the tweet to the official Twitter of The White House"

Phoning it in. Yep.

Posted by: Miklos, in intial stages of turducken comtemplation at November 28, 2019 05:21 PM (QzkSJ)

47 Welp.

Porchetta was delish.

But, the richest main dish you'll ever eat.

I couldn't even finish my first plate of the Thanksgiving feast.

A semi-amazing though sad first.

Hope y'all had a or will have a great Thanksgiving feast!

Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 05:21 PM (kauXV)

48 Stand by for Turkey Check!

Turkey is at 8-0 percent. I say again, Turkey is at Eight Zero percent.

Prepare for Baster insertion.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (axyOa)

49 I'm home working. Sad, I know.

But it's off to the Caribbean tomorrow. Yeehaw!
Posted by: chique d'Epstein didn't off hisself


Sorry, we're closed! FBI out front should have told ya...

Posted by: Epstein Island at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (Ibwur)

50 Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! I hope you are all as well fed as we are. This year was hard, but we are thankful to have a roof over our heads, food on the table and our loved ones with us. I hope the next year sees blessings and abundance for all of you.

Thank you Ace, for the thread, and especially the blog. This is a truly special place.

Posted by: Moki at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (mFoNl)

51 Prepare for Baster insertion.
Posted by: Diogenes

---

Shhhh! Don't announce it. It's suppose to be a surprise.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (Y4EXg)

52 "Studies show that nations that have a strong nation
alistic foreign policy emit 118.7% less Net Measured Tonnes of carbon monoxide and related greenhouse gases than nations expounding a globalist foreign policy."Eng
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:15 PM (XVuno)




That is a great quote but the hard part, which is what the entire argument hinges upon, is making sure that they know that you are you are spelling "tonnes" in the non-U.S. way.

Showing that you are not merely informed but urbane and international goes very far to demonstrate that you are their comrade and even more accomplished in leftism than they are.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:23 PM (HALdu)

53 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
______________

Nah, dat's raaaaaaacist.

You have to call it "Friday of Color" now.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 28, 2019 05:23 PM (k4dH2)

54 thought ace got married?

I don't think there's any state where you can legally marry a box of Kaboom.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 28, 2019 05:23 PM (6XLoz)

55 That's the rumor.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (VgPyb)
Wow!!!!! That's the sweetest thing ever!

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:24 PM (14URa)

56 Thanksgiving, then and now-

"IJReview also reported on President Barack Obama's tradition of expressing his appreciation to the troops by telephone by attaching the tweet to the official Twitter of The White House"

Phoning it in. Yep.


That's only because it would have cost too much to send an iPod fill of Obama speeches to each field grade officer in the military.

I mean, who do they think they are, the goddamn Queen of England?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:24 PM (XVuno)

57 55 That's the rumor.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:19 PM (VgPyb)
Wow!!!!! That's the sweetest thing ever!
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:24 PM (14URa)

garrett spilled the beans. So there's that...

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:25 PM (VgPyb)

58 Before he went off the rails, roissy used to describe this tactic as "agree and amplify".

Posted by: 370H55V at November 28, 2019 05:25 PM (WusEB)

59 Just punch 'em in the throat.
Posted by: Insomniac

Statistically, 99.89% of throat punched lefties get real quiet (except for the moaning and sobbing, which is a kind of bonus).

Posted by: Miklos, lies, damn lies, and Home-made statistics at November 28, 2019 05:26 PM (QzkSJ)

60 Happy Thanksgiving, to Ace and the CoBs and the Horde. Happy holidays, you guys!

Posted by: Darth Chipmunk at November 28, 2019 05:26 PM (+S1Fy)

61 This was a classic by Mr O'Spades.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 05:27 PM (Uu+Jp)

62 Thanksgiving dinner is done. I guess that means it's Black Friday now.

BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:20 PM (XVuno)




You know when I first started drinking coffee I used to order coffee without any cream or sugar. The manager of the sbux, who was a black lady, said "hon it is 'black coffee' just say it."

When I was ordering black coffee one day one of her clerks got huffy about me using the word black foe some reason. The manager overheard and fixed it right quick.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:27 PM (HALdu)

63 garrett spilled the beans. So there's that...
Posted by: squirrelly dan

I'll wait for JackStraw's take.

Posted by: Miklos, not authorized to speak for attribution at November 28, 2019 05:28 PM (QzkSJ)

64 chique arent you lucky, bring back some sun

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 05:28 PM (YJxi7)

65 Any Trashgiving stories?.... please share.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:28 PM (VgPyb)

66 Prepare for Baster insertion.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (axyOa)

I'll take "things Michelle Obama has heard at least once" for $200, Alex.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 05:28 PM (lvSAi)

67 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*

Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM (QzkSJ)

68
This was a classic by Mr O'Spades.

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 05:27 PM (Uu+Jp)


That's Monsieur le Comte de Pique to you, peasant!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM (7rVsF)

69 Prepare for Baster insertion.
Posted by: Diogenes

---

Shhhh! Don't announce it. It's suppose to be a surprise.
Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:22 PM (Y4EXg)


The only surprise was that the baby batter in it was courtesy of a certain Mr. Webb Hubbell, who was hot but he wasn't my horndog of a husband.

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM (XVuno)

70 Blessings on the Horde.

Eat up, drink up, throw up.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at November 28, 2019 05:30 PM (3H9h1)

71 Ace! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

More grateful than I can say for this place. Much love to the CoBs and the Horde for keeping me sane and laughing, even grateful for the welling of tears at times.

Posted by: PonyTail at November 28, 2019 05:30 PM (tzZq2)

72 Showing that you are not merely informed but urbane and international goes very far to demonstrate that you are their comrade and even more accomplished in leftism than they are.
Posted by: not so

So..

Metric quatrains?

Iambic pentameter on a base of 10?

Posted by: Miklos, who thought he did English good at November 28, 2019 05:31 PM (QzkSJ)

73 Did Ace marry himself? I hear that's a thing now.

Posted by: tsj017 at November 28, 2019 05:31 PM (7ReX+)

74 Left wing twat:
"That's extremely offensive"


Me:
"Srsly? I can go lower"

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 05:32 PM (dEvh1)

75 Iambic pentameter on a base of 10?
Posted by: Miklos, who thought he did English good at November 28, 2019 05:31 PM (QzkSJ)



Toss in an obscure reference to Reinhold Niebuhr and you're golden.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:32 PM (XVuno)

76 So..

Metric quatrains?

Iambic pentameter on a base of 10?
Posted by: Miklos, who thought he did English good at November 28, 2019 05:31 PM (QzkSJ)




Something like that. Has to do with how Harvard grads kind of feel inferior to Oxford grads.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:33 PM (HALdu)

77 The fake stats and studies are the way to go. Even then though if you are going do do this you should stick with some area you have some familiarity with o do some strategizing before dinner.
Posted by: not so


I have used, successfully, "shit the fvck up or I shall macro-aggress you out the door by your nut sack".

I sometimes have tolerance issues that trigger my PTSD when around progs.

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 28, 2019 05:33 PM (VcFUs)

78 I am visiting my sister today. She is a good one. I mentioned that I am going to Calif. at Christmas and she said "Why don't you visit S.... and have E... come down so you can see her too?"

I replied "It never occurred to me." I don't visit siblings if I don't expect to have a good time.

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 05:33 PM (Jgzxr)

79 Just checking in before visiting the family, and what a useful post!

Talk about efficient use of time!


Happy Thanksgiving, Ace, and the entire set of gray box friends!


Great day when every sentence ends in a !

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at November 28, 2019 05:34 PM (sy5kK)

80 Ace at the big boy table will get no bad comments after the first 3 responses. I'll take it to the bank.

If they say, OK, Boomer, his response it OK, tide pod.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:34 PM (u82oZ)

81 Toss in an obscure reference to Reinhold Niebuhr and you're golden.
Posted by: Cicero

Worked for me.

Once.

Posted by: James Earl Carter at November 28, 2019 05:34 PM (QzkSJ)

82 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

=====

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM


This.

Posted by: Black Irish at November 28, 2019 05:36 PM (DMUuz)

83 Yeah when you really get them going toss out the old "that's the thing about Israel", then give them some room to work.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:36 PM (HALdu)

84 Toss in an obscure reference to Reinhold Niebuhr and you're golden.
Posted by: Cicero

All references to Reinhold Niebuhr are obscure.

Posted by: Miklos, out-pointing at November 28, 2019 05:36 PM (QzkSJ)

85 Who's Mrs O'Spades?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 05:36 PM (Uu+Jp)

86 We put up the fake tree today and all the lights worked. The outdoor wreaths we have won't work on this stupid tract house we bought in FL, so we'll put them in the bathrooms.

The gauche "star shower" light (as seen on TV!) we have from up north is not HOA approved, but we saw a half a dozen elsewhere in the 'hood, so we'll go with ours, just to make a point.

Tonight, we'll go out for a turkey dinner at a restaurant that looks like an old country club, and enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving dinner, just the two of us. The children and grandkids will come visit after the holidays, and we can go to the beach with them.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at November 28, 2019 05:37 PM (+fPHo)

87 Progressives love fake quotes

Be careful, though. They know their Harry Potter. Make the quotes from obscure people, like Thomas Jefferson or Napoleon Bonaparte.

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 05:38 PM (xSo9G)

88 Ace married?

Fuggetaboutit! It's Nuy York.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (u82oZ)

89 We put up the fake tree today and all the lights worked. The outdoor wreaths we have won't work on this stupid tract house we bought in FL, so we'll put them in the bathrooms.


Your father and I were building stupid tract houses in Florida during Prohibition and we made a fortune.

Posted by: Hyman Roth at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (XVuno)

90 Trashgiving!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9-4arc5PtQ

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (4QN1g)

91 I hear Ace booked a hobo hunting tour for the honeymoon.

Posted by: morigu at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (Eu98u)

92 My favorite response is LOLGF!

Posted by: LGoPs the former boyscout who now shouts Broken Arrow!, Broken Arrow! at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (fS3vz)

93 Who's Mrs O'Spades?
Posted by: Northernlurker

Five bucks and a jello shot says Zombie.

Unless she lied, which girls never do.

Posted by: Miklos, a punter at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (QzkSJ)

94 Though Mrs. O'Spades was that Upton chick.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (HALdu)

95 Chique "Off to the Caribbean tomorrow"


Boss Boss PICK AN ISLAND it's a big ocean down there... avoid those surrounded by WATER!

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (5IHGB)

96 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish


*bump*

Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

97 Just punch 'em in the throat.

I prefer applying a blood choke, then while they are out, drag their body into the hall closet and bury it under the guests' overcoats.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (qibYB)

98 Good Afternoon!

Let's smile and be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Late notification because my connection (Flush tower 10miles away) to the ISP was down.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (u82oZ)

99 This isn't really about politics, but it is about family disputes, and I normally wouldn't air this on a blog, but I need to blow off some steam.

My sister is getting married in Mexico next month (barring cartel enthusiasms), and we thought most of the family would be attending. Until today at Thanksgiving dinner, when my aunt and uncle informed us they wouldn't be coming. Supposedly because of money concerns, but everyone knows it's not that, it's because my cousin--their daughter--has them wrapped around her finger, and since she can't or won't go, they're not going either.

Sister took it well, but is really disappointed because she badly wanted them to come, and I'm just pissed. I didn't even tell them bye when we left (everyone was in and out so it wasn't a blatant act on my part, but still).

There's nothing to be said or done about it, I just had to get it out of my system. What the f*ck, guys?!

Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (Vgw1E)

100 I prefer applying a blood choke, then while they are out, drag their body into the hall closet and bury it under the guests' overcoats.
Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

I like the aspect of plausible deniability.

Posted by: Miklos-It was the mothballs, Officer at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (QzkSJ)

101 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)




As much as I hate political correctness, you have to give them credit for never asking anyone to take it easy on the irish.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (HALdu)

102 pretty much, also Niebuhr was about the futility of government policy to change behavior, odd that david brooks missed that,

Posted by: gaius martius at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (hMlTh)

103 Late notification because my connection (Flush tower 10miles away) to the ISP was down.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (u82oZ)


I don't embrace excuses. I embrace solutions.

Posted by: John Taffer at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (XVuno)

104 Blue Bird of F'ing Joy

Thank you for being civilized at the MoMeet. I could have had you put my prostate body under the pile of brass. Close. Too close.

BTW, I will ensure I have my own labeled seat at the next one. Lesson learned.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (u82oZ)

105 There's nothing to be said or done about it, I just had to get it out of my system. What the f*ck, guys?!
Posted by: Dr. T

It's the Power

Posted by: Olde English 800 at November 28, 2019 05:43 PM (QzkSJ)

106 That was the great thing about my mom's death. (Dad died 6 years earlier). I don't have to associate with the siblings I don't like. There are eight of us. Half are great. Only one or two are jerks.

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 05:44 PM (Jgzxr)

107 This isn't really about politics, but it is about family disputes, and I normally wouldn't air this on a blog, but I need to blow off some steam.

My sister is getting married in Mexico next month (barring cartel enthusiasms), and we thought most of the family would be attending. Until today at Thanksgiving dinner, when my aunt and uncle informed us they wouldn't be coming. Supposedly because of money concerns, but everyone knows it's not that, it's because my cousin--their daughter--has them wrapped around her finger, and since she can't or won't go, they're not going either.

Sister took it well, but is really disappointed because she badly wanted them to come, and I'm just pissed. I didn't even tell them bye when we left (everyone was in and out so it wasn't a blatant act on my part, but still).

There's nothing to be said or done about it, I just had to get it out of my system. What the f*ck, guys?!
Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (Vgw1E)



Hard to blame anyone for not going to mexico.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:44 PM (HALdu)

108 pretty much, also Niebuhr was about the futility of government policy to change behavior, odd that david brooks missed that,
Posted by: gaius martius at November 28, 2019 05:42 PM (hMlTh)


I ought to kick your ass, you poseur.

Posted by: Gaius Marius at November 28, 2019 05:45 PM (XVuno)

109 There's nothing to be said or done about it, I just had to get it out of my system. What the f*ck, guys?!

Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (Vgw1E)
It's a destination wedding. She should get used to this now.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:45 PM (14URa)

110 Cicero (@cicero) AKA John Taffer

The solution was in my hand. I called the ISP office for a tower jumper to fix the problem. He had the equipment and the key to get through the barbed wire fence. My transponder is at the 500+ foot level.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:45 PM (u82oZ)

111 OK we'll take the ni@@ers and the chinks. But not the Irish.

Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 28, 2019 05:46 PM (Jgzxr)

112 91 I hear Ace booked a hobo hunting tour for the honeymoon.
Posted by: morigu at November 28, 2019 05:39 PM (Eu98u)

*as mounting elephant with shooting platform*
sweetness the 375 H & H or the 458
*Mrs. Ace bats eyes coyly*
that badass 458 will shoot through 3 hobos in a row
*Mr. Ace wipes tear from eye*
my true love

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 28, 2019 05:46 PM (JFO2v)

113 Cicero (@cicero) AKA John Taffer

The solution was in my hand. I called the ISP office for a tower jumper to fix the problem. He had the equipment and the key to get through the barbed wire fence. My transponder is at the 500+ foot level.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:45 PM (u82oZ)



Hey man, what's the deal with outing my sock comment? What does a guy have to do to toss in some anonymous snark around this popsicle stand anyway?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 05:47 PM (XVuno)

114 It's a destination wedding. She should get used to this now.
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:45 PM (14URa)



You mean the thing where someone says having a day to myself is not enough, I want a three day commitment?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:47 PM (HALdu)

115 That was the great thing about my mom's death. (Dad died 6 years earlier). I don't have to associate with the siblings I don't like. There are eight of us. Half are great. Only one or two are jerks.
Posted by: JAS

---

You aren't talking 'bout me are you Brother?

Also seven sibs here. 5 are great. Two sisters are continually vying for asshole of the century. When the six of us get together, which is all the time, we say about the two that never show, "They couldn't make it. They had a family function."

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:47 PM (Y4EXg)

116 You mean the thing where someone says having a day to myself is not enough, I want a three day commitment?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:47 PM (HALdu)






















With airfare, hotel and ground transport. Yeah, that.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (14URa)

117 OK we'll take the ni@@ers and the chinks. But not the Irish.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 28, 2019 05:46 PM (Jgzxr)




We used to run that quote here, with management backing, without the editing.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (HALdu)

118 srsly, wth?

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (14URa)

119 Hard to blame anyone for not going to mexico.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:44 PM (HALdu)


That's not why they're backing out, though. It's just small-minded family BS.

Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (Vgw1E)

120 I ate too much and lots and lots of carbs...ugh!!! I do have to say that the stuffing came out very good this year. My meal tomorrow will be dark meat turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and gravy. That's it. The desserts were too sweet for me now. Saturday I'm back to keto...

Posted by: lin-duh at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (UUBmN)

121 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word

Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

122 Cicero (@cicero)

I most humbly apologize. My word as a Biden.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:49 PM (u82oZ)

123
Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:41 PM (Vgw1E)


Well...not that I know anything about your family situation, but it could be money.

It's pretty commonly understood that if you invite someone to a wedding (particularly family) that requires them to travel to a far location like Mexico, that you pay for their travel and lodging.

They may have initially accepted thinking that that was the case.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 05:49 PM (kauXV)

124 With airfare, hotel and ground transport. Yeah, that.
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (14URa)



I am not sure I loved the better half to be the groom in a destination wedding.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:49 PM (HALdu)

125


You

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:50 PM (4QN1g)

126 Aunt and uncle could have at least explained WHY they weren't going, especially if it's about finance or safety concerns.

I doubt I could make it either.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 05:50 PM (lvSAi)

127

40 minutes and counting to Turkey LaGrange Point Oven Insertion...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 28, 2019 05:50 PM (SGgKW)

128 I most humbly apologize. My word as a Biden.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Just get him on the Board for some sweet cash, and all will be well.

Posted by: Miklos Consulting Group at November 28, 2019 05:50 PM (QzkSJ)

129 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)


I know, right?

Posted by: Edward Plantagenet The Black Knight at November 28, 2019 05:51 PM (XVuno)

130 So that is where he got "On my word as a Biden" after he says something else that is unfreakingbelievable.

gag me with a spoon

Posted by: torabora at November 28, 2019 05:51 PM (Y274z)

131 That's not why they're backing out, though. It's just small-minded family BS.
Posted by: Dr. T at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (Vgw1E)




We are going with the info you gave.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:51 PM (HALdu)

132 With airfare, hotel and ground transport. Yeah, that.
Posted by: Peaches

Honeymoon at the Kremlin!

Posted by: the Bernie at November 28, 2019 05:52 PM (QzkSJ)

133 I like the aspect of plausible deniability.

It includes the disorientation and massive headache when they revive. Have a concerned look on my face and suggest they may have been the victim of really bad weed and they should probably go and get rest.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at November 28, 2019 05:52 PM (qibYB)

134 gag me with a spoon
Posted by: torabora at November 28, 2019 05:51 PM (Y274z)



things Hunter Biden says in the back room at strip club.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:52 PM (HALdu)

135 torabora

So good to see you. My word as a Biden.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:53 PM (u82oZ)

136 happy turkey day, maga/kag !

Posted by: trapper's girl at November 28, 2019 05:53 PM (dnjy6)

137 Good for you lin-duh, sounds so good all the way around. Stuffing and dark meat are my go-tos.

Posted by: PonyTail at November 28, 2019 05:54 PM (tzZq2)

138 Hunter Biden is the gift that keeps giving. What a tool. I knew a number of people like that when I worked in the DC metro. One reason I'm in Kansas.


I hope everyone had a great day. My wife could not do the cooking today, but assures me that tomorrow will be Thanksgiving.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:55 PM (u82oZ)

139 If the sun has set where you are, you might take a peek outside to see a nice conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter (at 6 o'clock). And, if it is clear, Venus further out, at about 4 o'clock. Very pretty.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 05:55 PM (6ro7i)

140

Turd #2's blueberry cobbler came out of the new convection oven perfect. And the dressing is smelling good enough to make a meal on right now.

The turkey is dry brined and spatchcocked, will cook directly on the rack dripping into a pan of root veggies...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 28, 2019 05:56 PM (SGgKW)

141 Dear Ace, Cobs, regulars et al:
Happy Thanksgiving!
For this place, and what I learn here, and how I laugh here when I most need to do so, I am very thankful.

Posted by: barbarausa at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (W7IZQ)

142 117 OK we'll take the ni@@ers and the chinks. But not the Irish.
Posted by: Howard Johnson at November 28, 2019 05:46 PM (Jgzxr)




We used to run that quote here, with management backing, without the editing.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (HALdu)

I would like to hear more about 19th century America.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (4QN1g)

143 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet
----

Bummer.

Posted by: Asphalt at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (6ro7i)

144
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 05:55 PM (6ro7i)
Cool! Gonna check right now. Thanks

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (14URa)

145 my view is of a herd of stinkos eating in the field.

Posted by: trapper's girl at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (dnjy6)

146 Wouldn't everyone at Thanksgiving dinner agree that Epstein didn't kill himself?

Posted by: Northernlurker at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (Uu+Jp)

147 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet
----

Bummer.
Posted by: Asphalt
-------

*deals a hand of 21*

Posted by: Black Jack at November 28, 2019 05:58 PM (6ro7i)

148 Video of Hunter Biden talking trash about Trump.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MIaK3hEJiX0&client=mv-google

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:58 PM (4QN1g)

149 I do want to thank Ace, the CoBs and the cavalcade of commenters for my sanity as our Republic bleeds out on the garage floor. You are all entertaining, thoughtful, and quick wits. Plus, we discuss ideas like in a French Salon, without the unwashed armpit hair on the ladies

I have much to be thankful for.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at November 28, 2019 05:58 PM (u82oZ)

150 I would like to hear more about 19th century America.
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 05:57 PM (4QN1g)



The first time I used it someone asked for it to be removed, until it was explained where it came from and had run on network tv.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:58 PM (HALdu)

151 144
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 05:55 PM (6ro7i)
Cool! Gonna check right now. Thanks
Posted by: Peaches
--------

I expect a report.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 05:59 PM (6ro7i)

152 I expect a report.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

---

A shot rang out.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 05:59 PM (Y4EXg)

153 As much as I hate political correctness, you have to give them credit for never asking anyone to take it easy on the irish.
Posted by: not so


Because we're not pussies.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:00 PM (dEvh1)

154 Because we're not pussies.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:00 PM (dEvh1)




Never thought of it like that.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (HALdu)

155 A shot rang out.
Posted by: Tonypete
-----

Peaches is known to be armed. My sympathies are with the perp, kinda.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (6ro7i)

156 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600! I don't mind spending $200-$250 on a gift and more on a close relative but to ask me to spend $3600 for 3 days. That's crazy.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (KSBDE)

157 We are going with the info you gave.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:51 PM

So, you're a literalist and a confrontationalist. It's Thanksgiving. Lighten up, Francis.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (Dhht7)

158 Very pretty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc

That is nice. Thank you.

Posted by: Miklos, who just went outside barefoot and in shorts (NOT PANTS) at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (QzkSJ)

159 It's part of our cultural heritage.

"Stop sucking my elbow."

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (Jgzxr)

160 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600!


But bribe inclusive? It makes a big difference.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (XVuno)

161 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
______________

Nah, dat's raaaaaaacist.

You have to call it "Friday of Color" now.
Posted by: TrivialPursuer at November 28, 2019 05:23 PM (k4dH2)

Fridaican American.

Posted by: Oldcat at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (EJbIh)

162
"Sure! I'd be happy to fly to Tahiti for your wedding production. You paying?"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (7rVsF)

163 LOL. Some friends/colleagues from work got married in Hawaii. I was so grateful not to be invited.

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (Jgzxr)

164 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet
----

Bummer.
Posted by: Asphalt
-------

*deals a hand of 21*
Posted by: Black Jack

So we're basically f*cked, right?

Posted by: Niger and Nigeria at November 28, 2019 06:03 PM (QzkSJ)

165 We were playing a famikly game and just realised there is content

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:03 PM (YJxi7)

166 Then there was the invitation to the wedding in India. Yikes. Regrets. Lovely couple.

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 06:04 PM (Jgzxr)

167 "Sure! I'd be happy to fly to Tahiti for your wedding production. You paying?"
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (7rVsF)


"For dinner? Sure. But only of you show up"

But then, that's usually the point with a "destination wedding"

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:04 PM (XVuno)

168 156 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600! I don't mind spending $200-$250 on a gift and more on a close relative but to ask me to spend $3600 for 3 days. That's crazy.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (KSBDE)

I got you, bea. Send pics first and I'll send you some back. We will figure it out.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:04 PM (4QN1g)

169 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600! I don't mind spending $200-$250 on a gift and more on a close relative but to ask me to spend $3600 for 3 days. That's crazy.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents

----

And for certain age groups, you can get invited to two or three for a few years in a row. That gets very pricey.

Since I am a shade north of 29, we don't get asked to go to very many. I just send a check these days anyway.

Posted by: Tonypete at November 28, 2019 06:04 PM (Y4EXg)

170 One thing decided was as soon as there were atm fees I was out of that market.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:05 PM (YJxi7)

171
*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet


Your soul is in mortal peril.

Posted by: The Black Madonna at November 28, 2019 06:05 PM (7rVsF)

172 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet
----

Bummer.
Posted by: Asphalt
-------

*deals a hand of 21*
Posted by: Black Jack

So we're basically f*cked, right?
Posted by: Niger and Nigeria at November 28, 2019 06:03 PM (QzkSJ)

Can confirm.

Posted by: Elsa Jean's pap smear results at November 28, 2019 06:06 PM (4QN1g)

173 BTW, is it still okay to say Black Friday?
Posted by: Cicero

*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet
----

Bummer.
Posted by: Asphalt
-------

*deals a hand of 21*
Posted by: Black Jack

So we're basically f*cked, right?
Posted by: Niger and Nigeria at November 28

I have a cunning plan.

Posted by: The Black Adder at November 28, 2019 06:06 PM (Mki/r)

174 The trickier guests will be the NeverTrumpers who used to sort of agree with you but thought we should tread carefully.

Now just shout FACTS DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS at them

Posted by: kbdabear at November 28, 2019 06:06 PM (qAR6u)

175 156 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600! I don't mind spending $200-$250 on a gift and more on a close relative but to ask me to spend $3600 for 3 days. That's crazy.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (KSBDE)

Also, take it as a compliment as unattractive and out of shape people are usually not invited to these.

Posted by: Elsa Jean's pap smear results at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (4QN1g)

176 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here

Posted by: Montenegro at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (QzkSJ)

177 My tablet news flash
Trump is likely to decline testimony in Nadler the Hutt circus

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (YJxi7)

178 176 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

---

Get out!

Posted by: Swartzenegger at November 28, 2019 06:09 PM (Y4EXg)

179 The trickier guests will be the NeverTrumpers who used to sort of agree with you but thought we should tread carefully.

Now just shout FACTS DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR FEELINGS at them
Posted by: kbdabear



*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:09 PM (dEvh1)

180 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

---

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!

Posted by: Johnny Walker Black at November 28, 2019 06:10 PM (QzkSJ)

181
The roast is roasting. Aromas fill the house. Carmen, Dot and Delilah watch intently.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:11 PM (7rVsF)

182 180 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .

Posted by: Black Lung at November 28, 2019 06:12 PM (Y4EXg)

183 182 180 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Kills 'em dead!

Posted by: Black Flag at November 28, 2019 06:13 PM (Y4EXg)

184 180 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Goldbrick! Fix bayonets!

Posted by: Blackjack Pershing at November 28, 2019 06:13 PM (QzkSJ)

185 Yikes!

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:14 PM (4QN1g)

186
"Statistically, 99.89% of throat punched lefties get real quiet (except for the moaning and sobbing, which is a kind of bonus)."

don't forget to give sincere thanks for the croaking and heel-drumming!

Posted by: Byzantine General at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (B1JrQ)

187 Who is this Thot singing at halftime of the Bills game?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (4QN1g)

188
*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Forget it! Let's go to the shore.

Posted by: Black Horse Pike at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (7rVsF)

189 Who is this Thot singing at halftime of the Bills game?
Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (4QN1g)



I think she was drunk.

That was kinda weird and amateurish.

She's supposed to be a big thing too.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 06:17 PM (kauXV)

190 Also, take it as a compliment as unattractive and out of shape people are usually not invited to these.
Posted by: Elsa Jean's pap smear results at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (4QN1g)

LOLLOL

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:17 PM (KSBDE)

191 I just got a Solomon Kane anthology for audio book. I know very little, this is me taking a recommendation from Razorfist.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (LxTcq)

192 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Forget it! Let's go to the shore.
Posted by: Black Horse Pike at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (7rVsF)



Anyone still using me?


...Please.

Posted by: Blackberry at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (kauXV)

193 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Forget it! Let's go to the shore.
Posted by: Black Horse Pike at November 28, 2019 06:15 PM (7rVsF)

Bye Bye!!

Posted by: blackbird at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (Jq8uQ)

194 I had no idea Ellie Goulding was such a talentless scold. Actually, I didn't know who she was until her threatening a boycott for today's halftime show. I would've let her bounce.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at November 28, 2019 06:19 PM (vGJY7)

195
Also, take it as a compliment as unattractive and out of shape people are usually not invited to these.

Posted by: Elsa Jean's pap smear results at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (4QN1g)


That gets me off the hook.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:19 PM (7rVsF)

196 *sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter


These sensibilities could wreak havoc with the game of chess. New rules, everyone and every square is white! No, that doesn't work, either...

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 06:19 PM (kUnLs)

197 But bribe inclusive? It makes a big difference.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:02 PM (XVuno)




Did you mean to say "bride"?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:20 PM (HALdu)

198 Also, take it as a compliment as unattractive and out of shape people are usually not invited to these.

Posted by: Elsa Jean's pap smear results at November 28, 2019 06:08 PM (4QN1g)

That gets me off the hook.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:19 PM (7rVsF)



Oh come on now. You're not out of shape and unattractive!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:20 PM (XVuno)

199 Barrel is waking up

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:21 PM (ZCEU2)

200 The thing with the destination wedding is more the time than the money. That and the air travel. Who wants to force people to fly anywhere?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:21 PM (HALdu)

201 188
*sadz*
Posted by: Black Peter, St. Niklaas lil' pal at November 28, 2019 05:29 PM

This.
Posted by: Black Irish

*bump*
Posted by: Blackpool, England at November 28, 2019 05:40 PM (ltmZG)

Word
Posted by: black adam at November 28, 2019 05:48 PM (4QN1g)

I know, right?
Posted by: Edward Plantagenet

Your soul is in mortal peril.
Posted by: The Black Madonna

All are welcome here
Posted by: Montenegro

Get out!
Posted by: Swartzenegger

Round on the house!
Posted by: Johnny Walker Black

Cough! Cough! Wheeze. . .
Posted by: Black Lung

Forget it! Let's go to the shore.
Posted by: Black Horse Pike
=======

[skirl of bagpipes, rattle of drums]

[the Black Watch marches smartly in, the Major carrying the platter of Thanksgiving haggis]

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 06:21 PM (6ro7i)

202 I just got a Solomon Kane anthology for audio book. I know very little, this is me taking a recommendation from Razorfist.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (LxTcq)



Pretty good.

Another Robert E Howard character.

Sorta like Conan in a pilgrim hat.


They made a movie of "Solomon Kane" a few years ago.

It was okay. Didn't kick-off a series like expected.

Posted by: naturalfake at November 28, 2019 06:22 PM (kauXV)

203 LULZ

https://babylonbee.com/news/progressives-give-
thanks-that-they-have-so-much-to-complain-about-this-year

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 06:22 PM (NbXNA)

204 Vincent Black Lightning.

Posted by: klaftern at November 28, 2019 06:22 PM (RuIsu)

205 I have liberal idiots in my family.
They don't come around
It is sad--deny me merriment at their expense.

I'll settle for convincing the young of things that aren't true.

Like the three-year old not to go in the garage because of the monster I heard growling in there

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at November 28, 2019 06:22 PM (zxcRy)

206 Oh come on now. You're not out of shape and unattractive!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:20 PM (XVuno)


I think he meant to say misshapen.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:23 PM (HALdu)

207 I think he meant to say misshapen.
Posted by: not so

Wot hump?

Posted by: Eye-gore at November 28, 2019 06:24 PM (QzkSJ)

208 I had no idea Ellie Goulding was such a talentless scold. Actually, I didn't know who she was until her threatening a boycott for today's halftime show. I would've let her bounce.
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at November 28, 2019 06:19 PM (vGJY7

Had the sound off.

Never heard of her.

Why a boycott?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 06:24 PM (lvSAi)

209 We will be with Mrs Franpsycho's parents, who are naturally conservative people whose minds have been totally poisoned by the NYT, WSJ and PBS. It's sad, because it appears like a form of dementia.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at November 28, 2019 06:24 PM (EZebt)

210 [skirl of bagpipes, rattle of drums]

[the Black Watch marches smartly in, the Major carrying the platter of Thanksgiving haggis]
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-------

Two words: Black Draught. You're gonna need it.

Posted by: Porter Wagoner at November 28, 2019 06:25 PM (6ro7i)

211 Oh come on now. You're not out of shape and unattractive!
Posted by: Cicero


Round IS a shape.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:25 PM (dEvh1)

212 Salty!!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 06:26 PM (cqNba)

213 Oh come on now. You're not out of shape and unattractive!
Posted by: Cicero


Round IS a shape.
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:25 PM (dEvh1)




When you say "round", is it more spherical or cylindrical?

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:27 PM (HALdu)

214

Dolly Parton sings the Black Draught commercial https://tinyurl.com/yx7quwz4

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 06:28 PM (6ro7i)

215 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Have become
Uncomfortably stuffed

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:30 PM (ywNoU)

216 When you say "round", is it more spherical or cylindrical?
Posted by: not so


Yes.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:30 PM (dEvh1)

217 Found out my cousins wife went to 2 Trump rallies but only got in 1, she was trying to keep it hushed from a close relative friend who is a real bad Trump H8er. Going to another next month in Pa.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:30 PM (ZCEU2)

218 the Black Watch marches smartly in, the Major carrying the platter of Thanksgiving haggis]
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
-------

Two words: Black Draught. You're gonna need it.
Posted by: Porter Wagoner

Black and Tans, me boyo.

Then the fisticuffs, as is traditional.

Posted by: Miklos O'Molnar at November 28, 2019 06:31 PM (QzkSJ)

219 I've been to a few of those destination weddings. I always paired off with a bridesmaid and played honeymoon. Good times.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:31 PM (2Qk5a)

220 Scotch goes with haggis

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:31 PM (ZCEU2)

221 215 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Have become
Uncomfortably stuffed
Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:30 PM (ywNoU)

There is a black thread going for comments like this.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:32 PM (2Qk5a)

222 Obama tweeted his greetings to our troops and returned to his "massage" with Reggie the Body Man.

Trump used his Thanksgiving to pay a surprise visit to our troops in Afghanistan.

https://tinyurl.com/wosket3

Compare and contrast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:32 PM (XVuno)

223 IIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
Have become
Uncomfortably stuffed
Posted by: Insomniac

This may be the only day of the year when people freely admit "I got stuffed".

Posted by: Miklos, understanding Anglicisms at November 28, 2019 06:33 PM (QzkSJ)

224 Found out my cousins wife went to 2 Trump rallies but only got in 1, she was trying to keep it hushed from a close relative friend who is a real bad Trump H8er. Going to another next month in Pa.
Posted by: Skip


I'd have worn it as a badge of honor.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:33 PM (dEvh1)

225 > When you say "round", is it more spherical or cylindrical?

In my case, after the holidays?
More of a prolate spheroid, I'd say.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 28, 2019 06:33 PM (oQp6r)

226 This may be the only day of the year when people freely admit "I got stuffed".
Posted by: Miklos



Pete Buttgig admits it daily.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:34 PM (dEvh1)

227 Scotch goes with haggis
Posted by: Skip

Scotch is the necessary, but insufficient precondition to haggis.

Posted by: Miklos, Laird of Ye Ancient Clan McMolnar at November 28, 2019 06:35 PM (QzkSJ)

228 Nadler the Hutt probably is eating like this every day

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 06:36 PM (ZCEU2)

229 > Two words: Black Draught. You're gonna need it.

> Posted by: Porter Wagoner


I remember those commercials.
Also "Soltice" (not solstice, "soltice") Quick Rub, Fletcher's Castoria, and various other crap that the FDA probably doesn't allow to be sold today.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 28, 2019 06:36 PM (oQp6r)

230 I have not been this stuffed since those strippers did me with that kong dong at the Hustler club.



Things Hunter Biden says at Thanksgiving Dinner at the kids table.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:36 PM (HALdu)

231 Things Hunter Biden says at Thanksgiving Dinner at the kids table.
Posted by: not so

Kid's Table is MY TURF

Posted by: Epstein, unselfkilled at November 28, 2019 06:37 PM (QzkSJ)

232 Also "Soltice" (not solstice, "soltice") Quick Rub, Fletcher's Castoria, and various other crap that the FDA probably doesn't allow to be sold today.


Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
-----

Carter's Little Liver Pills

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 06:38 PM (6ro7i)

233 At my age if I ever get married its going to be a small and simple. I don't understand having the wedding at a honeymoon destination spot. If you cant enjoy the locale with JUST your spouse maybe ya should rethink tying the knot to be brutally frank.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 06:39 PM (cDw3P)

234 Carter's Little Liver Pills
Posted by: Mike Hammer

Made from organic free-range peanuts!

Posted by: Jimmy C. at November 28, 2019 06:39 PM (QzkSJ)

235 I don't have the time or patience for that BS. If I think they are full of shit I'll just come out and say it.

Posted by: freaked at November 28, 2019 06:40 PM (Tnijr)

236 > she was trying to keep it hushed from a close relative friend who is a real bad Trump H8er.
For extra hilarity, make sure to add the communist relative's name to any Trump-related signup forms that might be floating around.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at November 28, 2019 06:40 PM (oQp6r)

237 Yew!

https://www.instagram.com/p/B5bXzgAHGi-/

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:41 PM (2Qk5a)

238 You know 88 percent of destination weddings wind up in divorce. Of the 12 percent that are successful 90 percent have either a bride or a groom that gets surprise analed on the honeymoon.

Sobering.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)

239 I don't have the time or patience for that BS. If I think they are full of shit I'll just come out and say it.
Posted by: freaked at November 28, 2019 06:40 PM (Tnijr)




That is the thing with having misbehaved so much, they have used up the patience of everyone who is not them.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:43 PM (HALdu)

240 I made it through the day and only talked to my conservative relatives. I don't recognize liberals of any type, even kin.

Posted by: Eromero at November 28, 2019 06:44 PM (UUkQp)

241 You know 88 percent of destination weddings wind up in divorce. Of the 12 percent that are successful 90 percent have either a bride or a groom that gets surprise analed on the honeymoon.


To be fair, the surprise anal may be what makes that 12 percent successful.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:45 PM (XVuno)

242 Ah well done not so. Yes that is teh thread spirit. I should try to practice this stuff, be handy at work functions. (Trentbarth works there in another division)

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 06:45 PM (cDw3P)

243 I don't have the time or patience for that BS. If I think they are full of shit I'll just come out and say it.
Posted by: freaked
-----------

"Black Draught"?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 06:45 PM (6ro7i)

244
Her Majesty and I got married by the JP in between his parking ticket hearings.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:45 PM (7rVsF)

245 Anybody want to do a word math problem?


I see at least two errors right off the cuff.

https://cbsloc.al/2smwL29

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 06:46 PM (cqNba)

246 Ace needed the week off to get married? This changes everything ... the shelf project will be ongoing now, in various "honey-do" forms. I she into fasting and keto? of course she must be ... and blogging, is she a formerly single female blogger?

inquiring minds want to know ...


someone delivered pie out of the blue, forced me off keto for the day. mmmm ... pie. pecan and pumpkin ...

Posted by: illiniwek at November 28, 2019 06:46 PM (Cus5s)

247 I love this post.

Anecdotally, for conversation with the SJWs, "Is the term black Friday really an expression of the white privilege and if so, what term should be adopted to replace it? "

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 28, 2019 06:46 PM (3a/ug)

248

No one posted the Cat Pilgrim and Dog Injun pic.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 06:47 PM (yIGxB)

249 You know 88 percent of destination weddings wind up in divorce. Of the 12 percent that are successful 90 percent have either a bride or a groom that gets surprise analed on the honeymoon.

Sobering.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)


Conclusions are two:
1) Don't choose a destination near a river or other body of water, deserts would seem to be safe!
2) Don't stop drinking!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:47 PM (BiNEL)

250 249 You know 88 percent of destination weddings wind up in divorce. Of the 12 percent that are successful 90 percent have either a bride or a groom that gets surprise analed on the honeymoon.

Sobering.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)

Conclusions are two:
1) Don't choose a destination near a river or other body of water, deserts would seem to be safe!
2) Don't stop drinking!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:47 PM (BiNEL)

3) Don't get married in the first place.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)

251

My response to everything today is:

That's A Heathen Lie!


Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (yIGxB)

252 Ah well done not so. Yes that is teh thread spirit. I should try to practice this stuff, be handy at work functions. (Trentbarth works there in another division)
Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 06:45 PM (cDw3P)




Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (HALdu)

253 No one posted the Cat Pilgrim and Dog Injun pic.





Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 06:47 PM (yIGxB)
omg! Fingers crossed for the ONT.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (14URa)

254 Well VIA, Baltimore has a few more homicides now 11 months into the year than last year's total so 12% increase may be a correct stat albeit horribly worded in the column.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (cDw3P)

255 3) Don't get married in the first place.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)



Or if you do get married, always be open to surprise anal!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:50 PM (XVuno)

256 Anecdotally, for conversation with the SJWs, "Is the term black Friday really an expression of the white privilege and if so, what term should be adopted to replace it? "
Posted by: shibumi


"No. Shut the fuck up until you learn history. It's the day retailers go "into the black" financially."

(Not you Shibumi)

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:50 PM (dEvh1)

257 Or if you do get married, always be open to surprise anal!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:50 PM (XVuno)
Wouldn't that pretty much take the surprise element out of it? Asking for a friend.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 06:51 PM (14URa)

258 *releases four and twenty blackborde*
Well what the actual fvck am I gonna bake now?

Posted by: Pastry Chef of nursery rhymes at November 28, 2019 06:51 PM (VcFUs)

259 Cats as pilgrims. Ridiculous. Obviously, the dog would be the pilgrim. C'mon.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at November 28, 2019 06:51 PM (H5knJ)

260 Mediaite (insert cute little blue checkmark)
@Mediaite
Trump Campaign Falsely Claims Trump/Stallone Photo Actually Wasn't 'Doctored'


Guys, slow down! You're leaving nothing for the Babylon Bee!

Posted by: t-bird at November 28, 2019 06:51 PM (mAKQ6)

261 247 I love this post.

Anecdotally, for conversation with the SJWs, "Is the term black Friday really an expression of the white privilege and if so, what term should be adopted to replace it? "
Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 28, 2019 06:46 PM (3a/ug)

Looting?

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (2Qk5a)

262 MORTHER FORKING AUTOCUCOMBER!

Blackbirds

Posted by: Pastry Chef of nursery rhymes at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (VcFUs)

263 To be fair, the surprise anal may be what makes that 12 percent successful.
Posted by: Cicero

"Always look on the bright side of life..."

Posted by: The Life of Miklos at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (QzkSJ)

264 Compare and contrast.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:32 PM (XVuno)

How dare you!

Think of the effect on Mother Gaia of that round-trip flight.

And the thousands of taxpayer dollars that could have better gone to grifting Climate Change NGO's!

Posted by: Greata Thunderberg knows that EDKH at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (BiNEL)

265 Or if you do get married, always be open to surprise anal!

Posted by: Cicero


Wouldn't that pretty much take the surprise element out of it? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Peaches


Open to it and expecting it are two separate things.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (dEvh1)

266 249 You know 88 percent of destination weddings wind up in divorce. Of the 12 percent that are successful 90 percent have either a bride or a groom that gets surprise analed on the honeymoon.

Sobering.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:42 PM (HALdu)

Conclusions are two:
1) Don't choose a destination near a river or other body of water, deserts would seem to be safe!
2) Don't stop drinking!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:47 PM (BiNEL)

3) Don't get married in the first place.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)




Regarding that marriage thing.

Maybe my bestest friend ever was dating then engaged to a girl that was constantly teasing him with doing anal, him to her, but then would say "when we get to the honeymoon."

When they got to the honeymoon he collected.

Now they have been married 19 years!

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (HALdu)

267 We got married while he was home on leave. Married at a local ski lodge by the Judge (Capt. Naval Reserves) who showed up in shorts and docksiders under his robe, as he was leaving directly after for a week-end on his boat. We had the reception at my parents house and left the next day for Norfolk In our VW Bug.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (KSBDE)

268 Was it not Scott Adam who said, "Two people can witness the same event and see entirely different movies in their heads. No facts can change the mind of the one who saw something that did not exist, only pure persuasion.... Adam was trained as an engineer. You'd think he would go with verifiable facts."

Posted by: Burnt Toast at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (1g7ch)

269 "No. Shut the fuck up until you learn history. It's the day retailers go "into the black" financially."



That's the reason I wrote that question; to see how many SJWs would agree to it. The next question: If "in the black" is seen as a financial positive, is the term in the red offensive to native Americans?"

/LOL. Screwing with the uneducated and the brainwashed.

Posted by: shibumi, living in Atlas Shrugged at November 28, 2019 06:54 PM (3a/ug)

270 "Black Draught?"


Don't mind if I do.

* takes slug *

What is it?

Posted by: freaked at November 28, 2019 06:54 PM (Tnijr)

271 3) Don't get married in the first place.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)


Can't believe I missed the fundamental problem like that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:54 PM (BiNEL)

272 Off stoopid can't spell nursery sock.

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 28, 2019 06:54 PM (VcFUs)

273 Or if you do get married, always be open to surprise anal!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:50 PM (XVuno)
Wouldn't that pretty much take the surprise element out of it? Asking for a friend.
Posted by: Peaches at November 28



The thing about surprse anal is the more you do it the more there is a surprise.

No one gets surprise analed their first time.

Rule 24 proves as much.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:54 PM (HALdu)

274 We got married on a cruise ship, by the captain.

But the marriage was annulled upon debarkation.

Posted by: Atilla the Hun, waits and watches at November 28, 2019 06:55 PM (w7KSn)

275 When they got to the honeymoon he collected.

Now they have been married 19 years!
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (HALdu)


Gosh. Another Hallmark Holiday Romance, there for the taking.

"You won't be a quitter if you take it up the shitter."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 06:55 PM (XVuno)

276
3) Don't get married in the first place.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)


4) Don't

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (7rVsF)

277 ) Don't get married in the first place.
Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 06:49 PM (aEZVI)

There is a trend/ movement of couples not getting "married" but only getting married under God keeping the state out of their lives.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (2Qk5a)

278 Now they have been married 19 years!

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (HALdu)


No longer surprise, eh?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (BiNEL)

279 We got married while he was home on leave. Married at a local ski lodge by the Judge (Capt. Naval Reserves) who showed up in shorts and docksiders under his robe, as he was leaving directly after for a week-end on his boat. We had the reception at my parents house and left the next day for Norfolk In our VW Bug.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:53 PM (KSBDE)



What the fuck is wrong with you focusing on the marriage and not the festivities?

The simplest weddings are the best weddings. The further you get from the bride the groom and the vows the worse it gets.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (HALdu)

280 When they got to the honeymoon he collected.

Now they have been married 19 years!
Posted by: not so

C'est la vie, say the old folks
Just goes to show you never can tell

Posted by: Miklos "Chuck" Berry at November 28, 2019 06:57 PM (QzkSJ)

281 C'est la vie, say the old folks
Just goes to show you never can tell
Posted by: Miklos "Chuck" Berry at November 28, 2019 06:57 PM (QzkSJ)



That's $400 you owe me.

Posted by: Chuck Berry at November 28, 2019 06:58 PM (XVuno)

282 Open to it and expecting it are two separate things.





Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:52 PM (dEvh1)Gonna have to take your word for that, bro.

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 06:58 PM (14URa)

283 channel surfing. see jerrah's kids are enjoying some surprise anal right now.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 06:58 PM (KP5rU)

284 There is a trend/ movement of couples not getting "married" but only getting married under God keeping the state out of their lives.
Posted by: squirrelly dan


Only works in states that don't recognize common law marriages.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 06:59 PM (dEvh1)

285 We got married on a cruise ship, by the captain.

But the marriage was annulled upon debarkation.
Posted by: Atilla the Hun

You weren't really there for the marriageing, were you?

Posted by: Cap'n Bill Kristol at November 28, 2019 06:59 PM (QzkSJ)

286
I think Jason Garrett is going to be looking at the Want Ads soon.

My sad face.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (7rVsF)

287 channel surfing. see jerrah's kids are enjoying some surprise anal right now.
Posted by: chavez the hugo



Trust me. They ain't enjoying it.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (dEvh1)

288 This is the only blog on the net where a nice tribute to thankfulness and the blessings of God can devolve into surprise anal in 250 comments.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (XVuno)

289 What not so said at 279.

Married the mrs. six weeks after we met, two weeks after I asked her. The local JP told us we were his first marriage.

We tried to get him to travel to 'bama for our 35th anniversary (our treat of course), but he respectfully declined due to health issues.

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (VcFUs)

290 No longer surprise, eh?
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (BiNEL)



She plays it like it is.

You know, when they have their little arguments in front of the guests and he says "keep it up and someone is going to get surprise analed tonight!" Then she says something like "Oh sure you think you can do that again! Barely even noticed the first half hour last time." Then they giggle and go about setting the table.

Sometimes it is awkward.

It is nice the way that they set out the little salt dishes but with coke instead.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (HALdu)

291 There is a trend/ movement of couples not getting "married" but only getting married under God keeping the state out of their lives.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (2Qk5a)


Tax advantages of marriage is minimal, and a good estate/trust lawyer can sort out the assets, but with the nanny state ascendant, I'd worry about the kids!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (BiNEL)

292 Man, that was quite the wine and turkey coma I just came out of.
Anywho, on Ace's last point to the micro aggression, my favorite is "please accept the least of my apologies".

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (r+sAi)

293 That's $400 you owe me.
Posted by: Chuck Berry

Ha.

My lawyer's Hunter Biden.

Posted by: Miklos Inc. (Ukraine) at November 28, 2019 07:01 PM (QzkSJ)

294 HUMA!!!!

ANOTHER KEG OF CHARDONNAY, STAT!!!!!

*hic*

Posted by: Hillary! 2016, Who Will Never Be President of the United States at November 28, 2019 07:02 PM (XVuno)

295 Congrats Stella's .02 and Hadrian. Of course there is nothing wrong with having a nice wedding if the family or couple can afford it, but it is only day one of what will hopefully be a decades long partnership.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 07:02 PM (cDw3P)

296 287: buffalo is.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:03 PM (KP5rU)

297 This is the only blog on the net where a nice tribute to thankfulness and the blessings of God can devolve into surprise anal in 250 comments.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (XVuno)





So you are saying that surprise anal is neither a blessing nor something to be thankful for?


Never thought of it that way.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:03 PM (HALdu)

298 tfw no thanksgiving cocaine

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 07:04 PM (2Qk5a)

299 There is a trend/ movement of couples not getting "married" but only getting married under God keeping the state out of their lives.

Posted by: squirrelly dan at November 28, 2019 06:56 PM (2Qk5a)


Something tells me that in Chappaqua, anal would indeed be a surprise!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 07:04 PM (BiNEL)

300 Hey everybody. Happy Thanksgiving!

So is anyone here daring/crazy/insane enough to brave shopping tomorrow for Black Friday?

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (L2ZTs)

301 Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:00 PM (XVuno)

It's a odd place. Very odd.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (WI7YS)

302 Something tells me that in Chappaqua, anal would indeed be a surprise!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at November 28, 2019 07:04 PM (BiNEL



Not for the Energizer Bunny, or so I've heard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (XVuno)

303 Nice ace. Thanks. It helps that progtards have no sense of humor.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'in the spirit of Thanksgiving I took the 24 lb. turkey so no one else could have it'. at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (oY5lM)

304 How many had collards with their turkey and fixins'?

*raises hand*

Posted by: Miklos, traditionalist at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (QzkSJ)

305 Oh yes Steve. I have to go get some horse feed.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 07:07 PM (cDw3P)

306 It's a odd place. Very odd.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Every other comment is odd.

At least.

Posted by: Miklos l'Observateur at November 28, 2019 07:07 PM (QzkSJ)

307 It's a odd place. Very odd.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 28, 2019 07:06 PM (WI7YS)



It's only a model.

Posted by: Patsy at November 28, 2019 07:08 PM (XVuno)

308 Every other comment is odd.

At least.
Posted by: Miklos l'Observateur at November 28, 2019 07:07 PM (QzkSJ)




heh

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:08 PM (HALdu)

309 I didn't have any Progressives over for dinner, so thankfully I did not have to work out any rejoinders.

But I liked the essay, Ace. Very amusing and well written.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 28, 2019 07:09 PM (WI7YS)

310 Miklos our neighbors invited the mailman. He's from Florida, Turkey, ham, collard greens and turnip greens were items he said was standard t-day fare.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 07:09 PM (cDw3P)

311 Total of 90 minutes at the restaurant with WW's family. I didn't kill anyone.

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 07:11 PM (4AgQE)

312 306 It's a odd place. Very odd.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Every other comment is odd.

At least.
Posted by: Miklos l'Observateur at November 28, 2019 07:07 PM (QzkSJ

I just can't even...

Posted by: Insomniac at November 28, 2019 07:11 PM (ywNoU)

313 I'm just here looking at the crescent moon over "Astarte's bediamonded crescent distinct with her duplicate horn", lower right. And Jupiter to the lower right of that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:11 PM (ykYG2)

314 Course, after 30 years, he had the mother of all mid life crisis and blew our family up. Oh well. Cured me of the idea of marriage ever again. However, if Sean Connery would lose 20 years, I would reconsider.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (KSBDE)

315 Wonderful afternoon with small family. Only 4. Grandson made over the mountain All food was great. Smoked turkey. It's a night gown night. Im home and in front of the fire. Grandson learned this evening some family and family friends have been investing for him since a baby. Before he knew, his mom, baby infidel, told me he wanted to go finish machinist school or follow up with the pilot scholorship. When he learned, He looked up me and said grandma, will you help me invest it. OMG. I held my tears. He's coming to see grandma tomorrow. Deep breath. He;s only 18.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (O/X1S)

316 What floors me is how many times I've heard. "My boyfriend and I are buying a house together."

Wait, what?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob 'in the spirit of Thanksgiving I took the 24 lb. turkey so no one else could have it'. at November 28, 2019 07:13 PM (oY5lM)

317 I'm just here looking at the crescent moon over "Astarte's bediamonded crescent distinct with her duplicate horn", lower right. And Jupiter to the lower right of that.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:11 PM (ykYG2)




Do you have a setting for "half smart", your average smart is way too much for me.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:13 PM (HALdu)

318 But I liked the essay, Ace. Very amusing and well written.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

The corpus of Ace's oevre transgressed the boundaries of colonialist imposed discourse in a non-binary synthesis of weltschmerz and anomie.

Posted by: Miklos, popular with the blue haired chicks at November 28, 2019 07:14 PM (QzkSJ)

319 NO NEED to engage with the plebs,,,,breaking news all the shit that's unfit to buy is available for a few key stokes V real STROKE. go ahead you are masochistic.

Posted by: saf at November 28, 2019 07:14 PM (5IHGB)

320 PaleRider, good luck with those throngs and throngs of other people searching for quality feed for their horse ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 07:14 PM (L2ZTs)

321 Girl I have mentored for years did something even worse, bought a vacation home in another country with her boyfriend from a third country.

I have mentored her into two or three nice jobs her career is going very nicely, I wanted to grab her by her hair and ask "WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU!"

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (HALdu)

322 The corpus of Ace's oevre transgressed the boundaries of colonialist imposed discourse in a non-binary synthesis of weltschmerz and anomie.
Posted by: Miklos, popular with the blue haired chicks at November 28, 2019 07:14 PM (QzkSJ



Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (XVuno)

323 Cannibal Bob is buying a house with a boyfriend?

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)

324 Knock knock

Who's there?

Owen.

Owen who?

Oh and eleven.

Posted by: Cincinnati Bengals at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (Jgzxr)

325 If the sun has set where you are, you might take a peek outside to see a nice conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter (at 6 o'clock). And, if it is clear, Venus further out, at about 4 o'clock. Very pretty. ---by Mke Hammer in a comment above.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (cDw3P)

326 Course, after 30 years, he had the mother of all mid life crisis and blew our family up. Oh well. Cured me of the idea of marriage ever again. However, if Sean Connery would lose 20 years, I would reconsider.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (KSBDE)

Have you ever considered just the occasional rendezvous with a 'ron?

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (lvSAi)

327 not so : I was sort-of quoting Poe's 'Ulalume'. Poe was talking about the planet Venus, which has crescent phases like the moon as seen from Earth, and was named Astarte in old Canaan.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (ykYG2)

328 I am having a great Thanksgiving.

Great meal and now the dessert. Cowboys losing to the Bills.

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 07:17 PM (Jgzxr)

329 202 I just got a Solomon Kane anthology for audio book. I know very little, this is me taking a recommendation from Razorfist.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (LxTcq)


Pretty good.

Another Robert E Howard character.

Sorta like Conan in a pilgrim hat.


They made a movie of "Solomon Kane" a few years ago.

It was okay. Didn't kick-off a series like expected.
Posted by: naturalfake

The books are great, the movie is meh

Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:17 PM (GpXMt)

330 What floors me is how many times I've heard. "My boyfriend and I are buying a house together."

Wait, what?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob


HGTV: Girl: "I'm a substitute day care teacher and my boyfriend breeds salamanders. Our budget is $1.3 million".

WTF?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:17 PM (dEvh1)

331 not so : I was sort-of quoting Poe's 'Ulalume'. Poe was talking about the planet Venus, which has crescent phases like the moon as seen from Earth, and was named Astarte in old Canaan.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (ykYG2)




Thanks. Was very nice whether it was Poe or you.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (HALdu)

332 Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?
Posted by: Cicero

For brunch. With cheese.

Posted by: Miklos at an upscale Waffle House at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (QzkSJ)

333 327 not so : I was sort-of quoting Poe's 'Ulalume'. Poe was talking about the planet Venus, which has crescent phases like the moon as seen from Earth, and was named Astarte in old Canaan.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:16 PM (ykYG2)



Old Canaan is forbidden on this blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (XVuno)

334 Course, after 30 years, he had the mother of all mid life crisis and blew our family up. Oh well. Cured me of the idea of marriage ever again. However, if Sean Connery would lose 20 years, I would reconsider.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (KSBDE

I have a kilt

Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (GpXMt)

335 HGTV: Girl: "I'm a substitute day care teacher and my boyfriend breeds salamanders. Our budget is $1.3 million".

WTF?
Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:17 PM (dEvh1)




That is funny. Then everyone wonders why we do not get to have no interest financing any more.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:19 PM (HALdu)

336 " Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?

Posted by: Cicero

For brunch. With cheese."

On the relish tray.

Posted by: freaked at November 28, 2019 07:19 PM (2+pU9)

337 Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?
Posted by: Cicero



Does he like gladiator movies, Captain?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:19 PM (dEvh1)

338 Would you settle for Mister Right-now?

Posted by: JAS at November 28, 2019 07:19 PM (Jgzxr)

339 334 Course, after 30 years, he had the mother of all mid life crisis and blew our family up. Oh well. Cured me of the idea of marriage ever again. However, if Sean Connery would lose 20 years, I would reconsider.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (KSBDE

I have a kilt
Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (GpXMt)



Wait. I have Scotch and a video of bagpipe players.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (XVuno)

340
Old Canaan is forbidden on this blog.
Posted by: Cicero

Gor is ok, but only on the ONT

Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (GpXMt)

341 How many had collards with their turkey and fixins'?


Collared is the kind of shirt you wear with a tie and you spellt it wrong unless you're some sort of Johnny Reb and you mean spinach.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (gd9RK)

342 323
Cannibal Bob is buying a house with a boyfriend?

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)
With or for?

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (14URa)

343 it's all fine until the surprise Gomorrah.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (ykYG2)

344 The Boys lost?
Eagles are not going anywhere but any day the Boys lose is a good day.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (ZCEU2)

345 Thought I was stuffed and delusional.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (O/X1S)

346 "How many had collards with their turkey and fixins'?

*raises hand*"


Yup.

Same here

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (cqNba)

347 Wait. I have Scotch and a video of bagpipe players.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (XVuno)



Scotch, bagpipe players, everyone knows what comes next.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (HALdu)

348 hgtv: or, the gheys. we are both physical therapists. our budget is 3 million.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (KP5rU)

349 Cannibal Bob is buying a house with a boyfriend?

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (MVjcR)
With or for?
Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (14URa)
-----
Hi Peaches!

Posted by: Weasel at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (MVjcR)

350 'Walkin' round in women's underwear...'

(oops too soon)

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 07:22 PM (L2ZTs)

351 HGTV: Girl: "I'm a substitute day care teacher and my boyfriend breeds salamanders. Our budget is $1.3 million".

Only in California

Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:22 PM (GpXMt)

352 Gor is ok, but only on the ONT
Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (GpXMt)




not anymore

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:22 PM (HALdu)

353 334 Course, after 30 years, he had the mother of all mid life crisis and blew our family up. Oh well. Cured me of the idea of marriage ever again. However, if Sean Connery would lose 20 years, I would reconsider.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:12 PM (KSBDE

I have a kilt
Posted by: Jean at November 28, 2019 07:18 PM (GpXMt)


Wait. I have Scotch and a video of bagpipe players.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:20 PM (XVuno)

I still have some Beaver Liquors 10th Mountain bourbon left.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:22 PM (lvSAi)

354 Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?


A metier, certainly, I'm not sure about an oeuvre.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (gd9RK)

355 Weasel!!

Posted by: Peaches at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (14URa)

356 hi Infidel. yay food! how was the grandkid?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (ykYG2)

357 it's all fine until the surprise Gomorrah.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (ykYG2)




heh

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (HALdu)

358 we were married by the ER doc on our first "date"...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (NbXNA)

359 False positive for raaaaacist phrases:

The word "picnic" according to a black radical I worked with. He explained the origin while his rage built to a crescendo. (I will not repeat the fake story it because it is awful and salacious.) I told him, in a bored tone, that no, picnic is a french word. I chuckle at the quick exchange for how my ennui was trumping his outrage. He said "Yes but the point still stands!"

No you are trying to get us to stop saying an innane word that we hardly ever use. If we agree then we admit our guilt and encourage bigger changes in behavior. He might participate in the game even if he isn't wise to it.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (LxTcq)

360 Scotch, bagpipe players, everyone knows what comes next.
Posted by: not so

"What's under the kilt?"

"Lassie, we a-call 'im Angus"

Posted by: Miklos, not Col. Angus at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (QzkSJ)

361 Another fun example of the lefty media looking like the fools they are:

https://tinyurl.com/tase5q6

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (r+sAi)

362 I try not to judge if anyone is ghey, it isn't my butt so what do I care.
But if it turns out Cannibal Bob is a ette' I might just give up.

Posted by: Skip at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (ZCEU2)

363 hi Infidel. yay food! how was the grandkid?

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 2019 07:23 PM (ykYG2)

-=--
likely overcooked and stringy

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (NbXNA)

364 Scotch, bagpipe players, everyone knows what comes next.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (HALdu)

Are we talking about surprise anal again?

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (lvSAi)

365 it's all fine until the surprise Gomorrah.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo
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There's a lot in that comment.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 07:25 PM (6ro7i)

366 364; when weren't we?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:26 PM (KP5rU)

367 it's all fine until the surprise Gomorrah.
Posted by: boulder t'hobo
------

There's a lot in that comment.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 07:25 PM (6ro7i)




His comments are for the thinking moron.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:26 PM (HALdu)

368 Scotch, bagpipe players, everyone knows what comes next.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:21 PM (HALdu)

Are we talking about surprise anal again?
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:24 PM (lvSAi)




In this instance there is not much surprise.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:27 PM (HALdu)

369 His comments are for the thinking moron.


Posted by: not so

Cogito ergo Moron?

Posted by: Miklos, meditating on that at November 28, 2019 07:27 PM (QzkSJ)

370 364; when weren't we?
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:26 PM (KP5rU)

Sorry, I'm distracted by the wails of millions of Cowboy fans that surround me.

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:27 PM (lvSAi)

371 hi Infidel. yay food! how was the grandkid?
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at November 28, 201

Awesome, I feel like a beached whale. Watched football and was not pc. Grandson learned he had 58K for school or investing. It was grand. He's comeing over tomorrow.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:28 PM (O/X1S)

372 Cogito ergo Moron?
Posted by: Miklos, meditating on that at November 28, 2019 07:27 PM (QzkSJ)




Heh.

I had a dream that I was a moron, then I woke and discovered I was a moron.

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:28 PM (HALdu)

373 you poor sumbitch.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:28 PM (KP5rU)

374 You know where I bet Thanksgiving is two tons of fun in a one-ton sack?

Kellyanne Conway's House!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)

375 Awesome, I feel like a beached whale. Watched football and was not pc. Grandson learned he had 58K for school or investing. It was grand. He's comeing over tomorrow.
Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:28 PM (O/X1S)



Has Grandson heard about amazing upside potential of alpaca futures?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:30 PM (XVuno)

376 Again I say, Happy Thanksgiving all!!
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 05:08 PM (lvSAi)

Same to you and yours, CB.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:30 PM (/sgva)

377 I still have some Beaver Liquors 10th Mountain bourbon left.
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:22 PM

Climb to glory!

*drinks*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at November 28, 2019 07:31 PM (GS1yA)

378
Has Grandson heard about

Nope. Grandma will steer him right.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:32 PM (O/X1S)

379 Awesome, I feel like a beached whale. Watched football and was not pc. Grandson learned he had 58K for school or investing. It was grand. He's comeing over tomorrow.
Posted by: Infidel


Has Grandson heard about amazing upside potential of alpaca futures?
Posted by: Cicero


Nutria pelts.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:34 PM (dEvh1)

380 grandson should go out and pay cash for a nice car...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:34 PM (NbXNA)

381 How much more pain is it worth to eat some apple pie?

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:34 PM (O/X1S)

382 How much more pain is it worth to eat some apple pie?

All of it.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - Not scanning your email for ad targeting at November 28, 2019 07:35 PM (xkSJa)

383 grandson should go out and pay cash for a nice car...
Posted by: redc1c4



Hooker and blow.

Hand to Biden.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:35 PM (dEvh1)

384 Kellyanne Conway's House!...

Posted by: qdpsteve at November 28, 2019 07:29 PM (L2ZTs)

---
likely she was in the 'stan with PDJT

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:35 PM (NbXNA)

385 That is a great quote but the hard part, which is what the entire argument hinges upon, is making sure that they know that you are you are spelling "tonnes" in the non-U.S. way.

Showing that you are not merely informed but urbane and international goes very far to demonstrate that you are their comrade and even more accomplished in leftism than they are.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:23 PM (HALdu)

Just pronounce it "tawns", as intended.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (/sgva)

386

Spatchcock 1 is in terminal boost phase and a planed MECO in 15 min...

Posted by: My Pimp Shot My Dealer at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (SGgKW)

387 Went for a walk and still feel full. I went full Old Fashioned TG dinner. All of it. So, I invited 2 of my Dad's old buddies for dinner and had the best time. Between the two of them they totaled 171 years!

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (KSBDE)

388 A very pleasant Thanksgiving, albeit a low key one. Well, more low key than usual. Anyway, back home watching Ole Miss/Miss St battling for an egg, or something and drinking Sam Adams Winter Lager.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (gHwtb)

389 Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice Futures

Posted by: Mortimer Dukes at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (XVuno)

390 Happy Thanksgiving to you all.
We are home just the two of us, could not go to the Gathering at my nephew's as Joel is still sick. So we made the best of it I bought a nice ham, then I made scalloped potatoes and Jewel stirred herself up enough to make cauliflower au gratin. Darn that's delicious
Unfortunately and moving the scalloped potatoes I spilled some in the oven so I've got the fan running so it doesn't stink too bad. I'm really spoiled she's a great cook, used to do it professionally. I don't know when I've made scalloped potatoes I suppose sometime but that's a lot of work.
Despite her being sick, and the cat puking up her food along with the dogs the last few days we do have a lot to be thankful for.
I'm about to call both sets of our parents we are lucky we were born to them and born in this country actually. Folks weren't perfect but they tried and did the best they could. Many have been dealt a worse hand. Hope your holiday weekend is enjoyable. I've got two days off that's fantastic, have to work Saturday and Sunday but such as life. Be well.

Posted by: Farmer at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (OxE2A)

391 red1c4. Note, his great grampa left him a car. Little fucker is gonna turn out good if I have to beat his ass into it.

He still loves me.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:37 PM (O/X1S)

392
Grandson learned he had 58K for school or investing.

Illinois state bonds.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at November 28, 2019 07:38 PM (7rVsF)

393 Again I say, Happy Thanksgiving all!!
Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 05:08 PM (lvSAi)

Same to you and yours, CB.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:30 PM (/sgva)

Thanks man, same for you!!

Posted by: Emperor Country Boy at November 28, 2019 07:39 PM (lvSAi)

394 Grandson learned he had 58K for school or investing.

Illinois state bonds.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Moron bail bonds.

Posted by: Miklosian Financial Advisors (Tuvalu) Ltd. at November 28, 2019 07:42 PM (QzkSJ)

395 Just pronounce it "tawns", as intended.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:36 PM (/sgva)














Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:43 PM (HALdu)

396 Hard to blame anyone for not going to mexico.
Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 05:44 PM (HALdu)

Easy excuse: "I can't go to Mexico. There's a warrant out for me there."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:43 PM (/sgva)

397 58k is a pretty good modem for a grandson.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:43 PM (KP5rU)

398 You should commiserate with them as being the victims of the soft bigotry of low expectations.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at November 28, 2019 07:44 PM (EMi53)

399 I invited 2 of my Dad's old buddies for dinner and had the best time. Between the two of them they totaled 171 years!
Posted by: StellasTwoCents

Hope you saved two onions to hang on their belts!

Posted by: Miklos, incipient old timer at November 28, 2019 07:44 PM (QzkSJ)

400 This beached whale it hitting it. Apple pie and coffee for breckfast. FTW and spelling.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:44 PM (O/X1S)

401 58k is a pretty good modem for a grandson.
Posted by: chavez the hugo

*spit take; replenishes glass*

Posted by: Miklos, ha! at November 28, 2019 07:45 PM (QzkSJ)

402 Ah, I don't know the significance of these onions on the belt you speak of.

Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 07:45 PM (KSBDE)

403 getting to Mexico is easy here in The Valley

all i have to do is drive over to Van Nuys or Pacoima, or San Fernando...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:45 PM (NbXNA)

404 58k is a pretty good modem for a grandson.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:43 PM (KP5rU)




The best part was the way he reached into his safe, gently pulled out the box and unwrapped it from the oilskins that had been protecting the modem for so many years.

Then handed his grandson the unopened cisco 58k modem and said "here, this is for you, this is your inheritance."

Posted by: not so at November 28, 2019 07:46 PM (HALdu)

405 Easy excuse: "I can't go to Mexico. There's a warrant out for me there."
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Or Bad Man Jose

Posted by: Jay and the Americans at November 28, 2019 07:47 PM (QzkSJ)

406 Pacoima

Nobody who hasn't lived there know how to pronounce that. Heh,

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:47 PM (O/X1S)

407 think of how disappointed he will be when he finds out it's actually only a 56K modem...

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:47 PM (NbXNA)

408 If the sun has set where you are, you might take a peek outside to see a nice conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter (at 6 o'clock). And, if it is clear, Venus further out, at about 4 o'clock. Very pretty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at November 28, 2019 05:55 PM (6ro7i)

Still snowing here. I can't see diddly squat but snowflakes. Will probably have to run the snow blower again tomorrow. Damned Global Warming!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:48 PM (/sgva)

409 397 58k is a pretty good modem for a grandson.
Posted by: chavez the hugo at November 28, 2019 07:43 PM (KP5rU)

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

That's a bit baud-y...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at November 28, 2019 07:48 PM (CAJOC)

410 Hope everyone had/is having a great Thanksgiving.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 28, 2019 07:48 PM (l9m7l)

411 Pacoima



Nobody who hasn't lived there know how to pronounce that. Heh,

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:47 PM (O/X1S)

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Cahuenga.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:48 PM (NbXNA)

412 Anybody need another helping of green beans not casserole? Got plenty leftover!

Posted by: mindful webworker - with serving spoon at November 28, 2019 07:49 PM (ECLlc)

413 Still snowing here. I can't see diddly squat but
snowflakes. Will probably have to run the snow blower again tomorrow.
Damned Global Warming!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:48 PM (/sgva)

---
brutally cold here too...

it didn't even crack 50* here today.


Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:49 PM (NbXNA)

414 Pacoima



Nobody who hasn't lived there know how to pronounce that. Heh,

Posted by: Infidel



Pa coy ma?

Posted by: rickb223 at November 28, 2019 07:50 PM (dEvh1)

415 likely she was in the 'stan with PDJT

Newsweak published an article about how Trump was going to play golf all day and he's awful because Obama never did that. And then refused to retract it when things turned out otherwise. They just added a sentence at the end saying that everything you just read is bullshit.

Posted by: Ian S. at November 28, 2019 07:50 PM (6XLoz)

416
If the sun has set where you are, you might take a peek outside to see a nice conjunction of the Moon and Jupiter (at 6 o'clock). And, if it is clear, Venus further out, at about 4 o'clock. Very pretty.
Posted by: Mike Hammer



I saw this a couple of hours ago. The Moon was a crescent.

Posted by: Soothsayer at November 28, 2019 07:50 PM (yIGxB)

417 Aaannnnnnnd. The glenlivet has made an appearance here at the Bewalski demesnes.

Posted by: BifBewalski at November 28, 2019 07:51 PM (VcFUs)

418 cisco 58k

Humm, no, it was Sysco and Anheuser Busch stock for 18 yrs.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:51 PM (O/X1S)

419 My sister in law and her "wife" are here visiting. I've been busy with the smoker and the turkey to pay them much attention, but during the football game earlier today one of Doomberg's ads played and the annoying-as-fuck one started talking about how much "mathematical sense" Lizzy Warren's "economic plan" is. I was tempted to say "the only difference between Lizzy and Doomberg here is that he's at least trying to buy the election with his own money - crazy Aunt Lizzy is trying to buy it with mine."

Instead - I just smiled brightly and grinned my biggest shit eating grin and said. "I need to go clean my AR-15 for the last day of deer season tomorrow. I'll be back."

She hasn't said anything since.

Posted by: Defenestratus at November 28, 2019 07:51 PM (9V81o)

420 Pa coy ma?
Posted by: rickb223

Hao! Ni hao ma Paco?

Posted by: Miklos, beginning Chinese influence agent at November 28, 2019 07:51 PM (QzkSJ)

421 Destination weddings are so expensive for those invited. I was recently invited to one in Mexico and once I priced it out it was going to cost me $3600! I don't mind spending $200-$250 on a gift and more on a close relative but to ask me to spend $3600 for 3 days. That's crazy.
Posted by: StellasTwoCents at November 28, 2019 06:01 PM (KSBDE)

One way to "fix" that? If invited, book a room for two weeks, arrive a week beforehand, get a nice tan, show up at the wedding, showing off the nice tan, and then remark, "Too bad, the rest of you have to go home tomorrow. We're here for another week yet."

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:52 PM (/sgva)

422 it didn't even crack 50* here today.


Posted by: redc1c4 at November 28, 2019 07:49 PM (NbXNA)

Try 30.

Yes, red. But IIRC you are from the Southland.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:52 PM (O/X1S)

423 If you wanted a wedding in Mexico you shouldn't have sprung El Chapo's son.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at November 28, 2019 07:53 PM (LxTcq)

424 Yes, red. But IIRC you are from the Southland.
Posted by: Infidel

red is from Westworld

Posted by: Miklos, in the actual sunny Southland at November 28, 2019 07:54 PM (QzkSJ)

425 The Stealth Insult

You observe that an obviously non-disabled adult has just parked in a disabled parking spot: "Oh, I know it can be confusing, but that sign means PHYSICALLY disabled."

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at November 28, 2019 07:54 PM (qoAco)

426 lol. need to take my fat ass to bed.

Posted by: Infidel at November 28, 2019 07:54 PM (O/X1S)

427 NOOD up

Posted by: Elizabeth at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (XVuno)

428 If you wanted a wedding in Mexico you shouldn't have sprung El Chapo's son.
Posted by: BourbonChicken

How else could the girl marry him?

Posted by: Miklos, I mean seriously at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (QzkSJ)

429 ...Please.
Posted by: Blackberry at November 28, 2019 06:18 PM (kauXV)

I got your back. And your nifty little keyboard, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 07:55 PM (/sgva)

430 Speaking of pronunciations just north of us, 4 miles is the town called Grand Detour. Actually my family settled just across the river from it in the 1840s. It's where the Rock River takes a sharp turn north and then heads again south.
What Outsiders don't know is the correct pronunciation is grandy tour. Used to be an artist Colony their years ago Orson Welles spent some time there.

Posted by: Farmer at November 28, 2019 07:59 PM (OxE2A)

431 Oh, now Ace has an oeuvre?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 28, 2019 07:15 PM (XVuno)

Not only that, he puts the oeuvre before the hors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 28, 2019 08:07 PM (/sgva)

432 Hope everyone had/is having a great Thanksgiving.

It was good. Hope yours was good as well.

Posted by: Jewells45 at November 28, 2019 08:09 PM (dUJdY)

433
Illinois state bonds.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
------

Greek Bonds!

Posted by: Mr. Chelsea Clinton at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (6ro7i)

434 Happy Thanksgiving Horde. Sister and I are sick as dogs with upper respiratory goop so we had a modest meal and descended into a torpor. But that's okay. Just thinking of my mom, dad, and sister who have left us. May God bless them and you and yours on this day.

Posted by: joncelli and the angry crowd around him at November 28, 2019 08:21 PM (1FhAQ)

435 Bless your little heart... and mind.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at November 28, 2019 08:37 PM (EMi53)

436 I find it useful to do little more than challenge them with:

Really?
Are you sure?
Is that what you believe?
Mmmmmm?


The expressed skepticism in those statementes is enough to get the grownchildren talking more animatedly, more excitedly,....and more idiotically. They love to hear themselves talk, and they should be encouraged to talk. Because anyone who is not already hook, line, and sinker into their pathos will discover how puerile, fanatic, and ultimately boring such grownchildren are. Face it: you'll never convince the grownchildren of anything, but you can get the rest of the table in your court - and they will take on the burden of challenge.

It's actually a lot of fun!

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at November 28, 2019 08:58 PM (17+9D)

437 Watch the King show hot it is done.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UBQmvTUqHg

Strangest gal I've ever had, she's not unless she's mad.

Posted by: MachiasPrivateer at November 28, 2019 09:10 PM (EMi53)

438 This is the first I've heard of the rule against commenting on old threads. How old is too old? It's annoying to have threads close with no notice.

Posted by: jdgalt at November 28, 2019 09:14 PM (3SFo/)

439 Hate to plonk, but Stephen Potter wasn't an "Oxford don." He taught for a while at the University of London before joining the BBC as a writer, and went on from there as a freelance for the rest of his career.

Posted by: Bill Befort at November 28, 2019 10:24 PM (hJFOo)

440 I agree heartily with this manner of engaging SJWs. It worked for me in the military with popous officers too.

Posted by: Vince at November 28, 2019 11:19 PM (aWqCk)

441 I don't resort to rhetorical games. When one of them starts with their crap I just love making their heads explode and don't give a rats ass who doesn't like it. When it comes to dealing with my ignorant nephews and nieces it's the spirit of the bayonet. I'm not going to try and win hearts and minds, I'm there to utterly crush them and embarrass and mock them if necessary.

Posted by: rah at November 29, 2019 04:01 AM (QGdgs)

442 I had thanksgiving with several local professors. All very progressive.

We were asked to say what we are thankful for. My daughter, who is not stranger to thanksgiving game, said "Jesus." After a pregnant pause she added "he's our gardener". This caused much relief in the progressives, because thanking god, and not some poor illegal immigrant we grossly underpay, would be wrong. by the way, we have no gardener. She winked at me. Game On.

I said I was thankful for diversity, that I knew so many people who were both very progressive and very conservative, and that my circle of friends was large enough to encompass people of all beliefs and background. Could of heard a pin drop as the stupid progressives tried to sort that out. Diversity of...thought? Is that a thing?

My daughter nodded in appreciation. Well played sir.

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