Mid-Morning Art Thread

Grandma Moses Thunderstorm.jpg

The Thunderstorm
Grandma Moses

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 St

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (s+VTU)

2 First.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (YVvSQ)

3 More dark clouds.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (UnA8+)

4 Damnit.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (YVvSQ)

5 Otternado!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (NWiLs)

6 Who names their kid "Grandma"?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

7 There's a storm comin'...

(leans back in rocking chair, lights pipe, gazes thoughtfully.)

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (vN4+Q)

8 There's a silver lining....right?

Posted by: BignJames at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

9 yuck!

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (JFO2v)

10 So much for the BEWBS theory !

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (arJlL)

11 Kittuh is in the barn, out of the bad weather that's on its way.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (vN4+Q)

12 that cloud is racist

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 14, 2020 09:32 AM (FZYNt)

13 Very nice; Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 14, 2020 09:32 AM (WI7YS)

14 Hmm. It's easy to dismiss the primitivism, but there's a power to this. I like the way the dark cloud is balanced by the dark mountain on the right.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 14, 2020 09:32 AM (wzVKm)

15 No bewbs for Valentine's Day.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:32 AM (nQpdK)

16 The farm symbolizes Europe, the people symbolize Rome, the stormclouds Baal and the oncoming wrath of Hannibal.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:32 AM (YVvSQ)

17 6 Who names their kid "Grandma"?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

Great-Grandma.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 09:33 AM (UnA8+)

18 Well, it's no Wyeth.

Posted by: dantesed at February 14, 2020 09:33 AM (88xKn)

19 The farm symbolizes Europe, the people symbolize Rome, the stormclouds Baal and the oncoming wrath of Hannibal.

So, its gonna rain elephant shit ?

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 09:33 AM (arJlL)

20 @dagny:
Hope to attend, but may be out of town in May.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (QgtlX)

21 We've had enough storms here in the upstate of SC. Time for a few days of sunshine.

I kind of like this painting. Some aspects are a bit primitive, but others are really good...the trees for instance.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (s+VTU)

22 The Thunderstorm is clearly a metaphor for CBD realizing that he forgot to make a dinner reservation for tonight.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (KUaJL)

23 That lady in yellow sure has a short dress, looks to be doing the Charleston

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (VjHOE)

24 The ladies leaning on rakes better get moving.

Posted by: DaveA at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (FhXTo)

25 Nobody seems too concerned about the storm in the picture. I assume they're used to "weather" and aren't concerned about "climate change".

I noted the sniper in the tree, front and center, where it should be.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

26 >>17
6 Who names their kid "Grandma"?
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:30 AM (KUaJL)

Mr. and Mrs. Winner.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (QgtlX)

27 14
Hmm. It's easy to dismiss the primitivism...


Perhaps that's because it's primitive. She seems to have some sense of placement and arrangement, but can't paint to save her life. So do interior decorators.

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (T6t7i)

28 24 The ladies leaning on rakes better get moving.
Posted by: DaveA

are we phrasing here?

Posted by: Rick in SK at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (FZYNt)

29 Pretty sure that's a unicorn in the corner.

Posted by: What's a Seawolf? at February 14, 2020 09:35 AM (ayFCE)

30 Her unmarried sister, Spinster Moses, had it even worse.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:35 AM (XN+hF)

31 Black, seven-legged horse. Sign of the Apocalypse.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (QgtlX)

32 FIRST!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (G546f)

33 30 Her unmarried sister, Spinster Moses, had it even worse.
Posted by: Guy Smiley

you have no idea

Posted by: Homo Moses at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (FZYNt)

34 I fear the white house is not long for the world, as it appears to be sliding down the hill.

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (T6t7i)

35 What is the light by or behind the white shirted figure in the middle of the painting?

Giant firefly?

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (vd8XM)

36 It's nice art, but not sure I like the colors and the sharpness of it. It's not pleasing to my eye.

Morning Horde

Posted by: spypeach at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (7R8A2)

37 seems like there's a lot of hanky panky on the farm

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (G546f)

38 This is just delightful! One of Grandma Moses' better realized works.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (/Y7yC)

39 In the bottom-right corner: A man in a black coat and white shirt, looking at the house, buried to his waist in the ground.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (QgtlX)

40 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (q80AH)

41 Grandma Moses lived, IIRC, near Mount Kisco, NY, where publisher, editor and bon vivant Bennett Cerf lived, and he more or less started the vogue for her work when he saw some of her paintings on display at a local fair, bought them and gave them out as Christmas presents.

And willowed, because:

Happy Birthday, Bander! Why thank you, Bander, Happy Birthday to you.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 14, 2020 09:26 AM (wzVKm)


Some would say that if you have to tell people it's your birthday, it's a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.

That being said, my birthday is on Monday.

**grin**

Happy birthday, Bander, and many more. I hope (but it's not more than that) that I can buy you a belated birthday drink in May.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (Ki5SV)

42 Alternate title: Hopeless Aaron Watches The Dissolution Of His Household.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:38 AM (QgtlX)

43 The dog appears to be lying on the ground for no reason at all. It might be dead.

Posted by: dantesed at February 14, 2020 09:38 AM (88xKn)

44 I like how you can "see" the wind in action on the tall tree to the left under the cloud. And you can almost see the white caps on the water in the lake or pond.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:38 AM (s+VTU)

45 I do like it. The primitivism is Wholly Moses.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:38 AM (XN+hF)

46 I fear the white house is not long for the world, as it appears to be sliding down the hill.
Posted by: pep

Things the dems are saying for 100 dollars

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:38 AM (vd8XM)

47 Perhaps that's because it's primitive. She seems to have some sense of placement and arrangement, but can't paint to save her life. So do interior decorators.
Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (T6t7i)

Primitivism does seem to be experiencing a bit of a revival among decorators. I stopped by a furniture store and saw it prominently displayed in the faux-rooms. I know one can get real folk art, but rarely real "fine art", so I am empathetic.

I'd rather have a real oil by a lesser known than a shitty print on canvas by a well known.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 09:39 AM (ONvIw)

48 I like paintings with horses and and the dog is an extra bonus.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:39 AM (wiXsO)

49 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at February 14, 2020 09:39 AM (Zz0t1)

50 happy birthday bander!!!


and MP4, you should commence early celebrations of your birthday

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:39 AM (G546f)

51 Isn't that a Van Halen album cover?

Fair Warning?

Posted by: Sponge at February 14, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

52 Black, seven-legged horse. Sign of the Apocalypse.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (QgtlX)
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Seven-legged?

Posted by: Odin at February 14, 2020 09:40 AM (jW9oF)

53 She's the old lady on the left
https://tinyurl.com/vy2czhtm

Posted by: Groundhog at February 14, 2020 09:40 AM (VYwSh)

54 >>Seven-legged? Posted by: Odin at February 14, 2020 09:40 AM (jW9oF)

Yes.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (QgtlX)

55 A small homestead in the hills ... I likey. Self reliant families, communities built on family .... let's build that out again, instead of turning America over to the corporate oligarchs.

Posted by: illiniwek at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (Cus5s)

56 39
In the bottom-right corner: A man in a black coat and white shirt, looking at the house, buried to his waist in the ground.


Are you talking about the man standing atop the hay wagon, as it careers around the road, inevitably flinging him to a gruesome death?

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (T6t7i)

57 50 happy birthday bander!!!


and MP4, you should commence early celebrations of your birthday
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:39 AM (G546f)

All these people trying to steal JJ's birthday thunder...

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (UnA8+)

58 GH, your tinyurl doesn't work.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (s+VTU)

59 FIRST!!!
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (G546f)


You're muscling in on my craft, here.....

Posted by: Sponge at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (Zz0t1)

60 I feel like there's some correlation between relatively weak technical painters and the desire to try to cram more stuff in. Look at all the different groups of people in this scene. It's like the artist is making up for their lack of mastery in skill by trying to cram extra stuff into the painting. I would imagine a painting titled The Thunderstorm by one of the greats would have like the clouds, the shack, the landscape, and maybe one person in it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (KUaJL)

61 The dog appears to be lying on the ground for no reason at all. It might be dead.
Posted by: dantesed


The sniper got him. Shot the dog.

Sad!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (vcOmj)

62 Black, seven-legged horse. Sign of the Apocalypse.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (QgtlX)
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Seven-legged?
Posted by: Odin

I think that's a 6 legged stallion.
Very common back then

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (vd8XM)

63 Looks like Grandma could teach the whippersnappers a thing or two about art.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (QyoQ9)

64 That wagon is full of weed.

Posted by: rhennigantx at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (JFO2v)

65 Looks like something you'd see hanging on a schoolroom wall during parent's night at your child's middle school.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (WqPYg)

66 I could never get into Grandma Moses, but this one is better than most. For some reason, it reminds me of a quilt.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (OyyDO)

67 it's tempting to make a soap opera based on the painting
the painting itself being the season finale poster

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (G546f)

68 Just read on Wikipedia that Grandma Moses started painting in earnest at the age of 78 and died at 101.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (wiXsO)

69 Those Handmaidens in the bottom right are wearing the wrong color dresses. Supposed to be red, Handmaidens.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (XN+hF)

70 A local artist did a painting of my old town in this style. I like it.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (ZLI7S)

71 10
So much for the BEWBS theory !

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (arJlL)

_______

You don't see them in the clouds?

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (WqPYg)

72 Wikiart is a nice site to wander around in.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (OyyDO)

73 Returning to the "people too dumb to get inside before the storm hits" theme from back on the 10th.

Posted by: mindful webworker
boot ist eet ahhrt?
at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (TIFWI)

74 Was there ever a grandpa Moses???

Posted by: runner at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (CIlOj)

75 60 I feel like there's some correlation between relatively weak technical painters and the desire to try to cram more stuff in. Look at all the different groups of people in this scene. It's like the artist is making up for their lack of mastery in skill by trying to cram extra stuff into the painting. I would imagine a painting titled The Thunderstorm by one of the greats would have like the clouds, the shack, the landscape, and maybe one person in it.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (KUaJL)

Well considering the characters are a bare improvement on faceless stick figures, it's understandable. Hard to communicate a story like that.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (YVvSQ)

76 65
Looks like something you'd see hanging on a schoolroom wall during parent's night at your child's middle school.


I think she did an okay job on the trees, but she can't paint people worth a damn. Wait, you know who else that describes?

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (T6t7i)

77 Folk art continues to be a big collector item according to American Pickers.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (Uytaa)

78 35 What is the light by or behind the white shirted figure in the middle of the painting? Giant firefly?

Ball lightning. Nasty stuff.

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (vXbbc)

79 Grandma demonstrates a keen eye for observation, good use of color and perspective, and knows how to arrange the painting's elements in a pleasing composition. I don't consider any of that 'primitive'.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (/Y7yC)

80 I thought that horse at center right was jumping over the fence, but on second look I guess it's standing on the far side of it.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (XN+hF)

81 What is the light by or behind the white shirted figure in the middle of the painting? Giant firefly?

Ball lightning. Nasty stuff.
Posted by: Ray Van Dune

Is it worse than a moose bite?

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (vd8XM)

82 Seems child-like at first, but then it isn't. There's something about it I really like.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (1+J19)

83
"Billy, didn't I tell you to cut two legs off that horse?"
"Yessir."
"Well, did you do it?"
"Nossir."
"And now we have a windstorm. Tarnation."

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (yvnmY)

84 Sergeant York is on TCM

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (vd8XM)

85 Grandma Moses didn't start painting until she was 78 yrs old. She lived to the ripe old age of 101. So she had a 20 year career as an artist. I believe she was self-taught.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (s+VTU)

86 Bandersnatch' bday? What are the chances! Happy birthday.

Posted by: runner at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (CIlOj)

87 So much for the BEWBS theory !

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 09:31 AM (arJlL)
_______
You don't see them in the clouds?
Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:43 AM (WqPYg)
+++++++++++++++
What do you think this is? A Disney animation?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (I2dne)

88 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (wiXsO)

89 #66 - I agree, she is not my cup of tea, but this is an interesting painting. Reminds me of time I spent on my great aunts ranch. Don't ask why - I have no idea.

Posted by: satrose at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (nycWw)

90 Storm's a-coming. Moses out front should have told ya.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (m45I2)

91 I pretty much reject any of labels applied by the cognoscenti.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (/Y7yC)

92 My wife had 2 primitive copies similar to this. I liked them, but wasn't crazy about them

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (vd8XM)

93 I could never get into Grandma Moses




Me either. Gramma is a scam. My opinion.

Posted by: runner at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (CIlOj)

94 The kid in front of the barn appears to be holding a lightning rod. Bad move.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (jW9oF)

95 33
30 Her unmarried sister, Spinster Moses, had it even worse.

Posted by: Guy Smiley



you have no idea

Posted by: Homo Moses at February 14, 2020 09:36 AM (FZYNt)

_________

"Funny." -- Ho Moses

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (WqPYg)

96 I usually don't care much for 'folk art'. It may be interesting, charming, or clever but is it art? In this case, I think it is. (Trees)

This painting captures the feel of an approaching thunder storm. I like the quality of the colors, especially the greens, and how they show the dimming light under the clouds. I also like the way the different figures react to the weather: some rushing to get things under cover, youngsters unaware of the possible danger, and others trying to get in some activity. While it takes a moment, Grandma caught the effect of the leading wind on the trees bending and swaying a bit.

Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (7EjX1)

97 Grandma demonstrates a keen eye for observation

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (/Y7yC)

Yogi? Yogi Berra?....that you?

Posted by: BignJames at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (X/Pw5)

98 Happy Birthday, Bandersnatch. Very cool to have a birthday on Valentine's Day.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (wiXsO)

99 I counted seven, but I may have miscounted its cock as a leg.
It's probably a very excited horse, in any event.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (yvnmY)

100 This cat won't shut up.

Please, someone take this cat.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (q80AH)

101 Moses is going to part the storm. Always comes through, that Moses. That's why the citizens are so unconcerned.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (XN+hF)

102 High art.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (CPk08)

103 Alternate title: The Thunderstorm That Seems to Be Panicking These Faceless People. Not a fan of this primitivist stuff.

Congratulations Horde, you made it to Friday! Get through this day and cruise into the weekend, my friends.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (RD7QR)

104 I always wondered if Grandma Moses became friends with Whistler's Mother at the assisted living facility.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (m45I2)

105 Naive art...

Posted by: runner at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (CIlOj)

106 66 ... "For some reason, it reminds me of a quilt."

Kris, I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe it's the blocks of color she used.

Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

107 >>This painting captures the feel of an approaching
thunder storm. I like the quality of the colors, . Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (7EjX1)

Suggested edit: "This painting, which is entitled 'The Thunderstorm,' captures the feel of an approaching thunderstorm."

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (yvnmY)

108 88 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (wiXsO)

The six legged horse symbolizes Neptune.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (YVvSQ)

109 And I saw, and behold, a pale horse: and he that sat upon him, his name was Death; and Hades followed with him. And there was given unto them authority over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with famine, and with death, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (CLteG)

110 I think it would be a fun exercise for those who view this as childlike to attempt to replicate it.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (/Y7yC)

111 Grandma demonstrates a keen eye for observation

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:45 AM (/Y7yC)

Folks think she's just minding her own business doing her paintings but she knows what REALLY goes on around this here parts, let me tell you.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (G546f)

112 104
I always wondered if Grandma Moses became friends with Whistler's Mother at the assisted living facility.

Posted by: Muldoon


She did until the unfortunate shiv incident.

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (T6t7i)

113 I'm not feeling it.

Posted by: WisRich at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (G0vdT)

114 Wysocki's estate seems to be raking it in with his primitive art

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (ONvIw)

115 What does Yellow Dress Girl Doing the Charleston in Mid-Air symbolize?

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (XN+hF)

116 High art.
Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at February 14, 2020 09:48 AM (CPk0
+++++++++
The caption says "Grandma Moses" - not "JackStraw."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (I2dne)

117 Suggested edit: "This painting, which is entitled 'The Thunderstorm,' captures the feel of an approaching thunderstorm."
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (yvnmY)

Suggested edit: "Suggested edit: "This painting, which is entitled 'The Thunderstorm,' captures the feeling of an approaching Thunderstorm." - Zod, Feb 14, 2020"

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (KUaJL)

118 I listen to a prepper podcast called Casual Preppers. One of the hosts came up with a great idea. Pick up a Bernie 2020 shirt in case shit hits the fan. That way, if you get picked up by a roving mob they'll think you're not a prepper and hopefully will leave you be.

Posted by: Augustine at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (BDZWU)

119 The amateurish technique combined with the cultural subject matter painted by a person living in that world is what makes folk art attractive. It tells a first hand story .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 09:51 AM (Uytaa)

120 110
I think it would be a fun exercise for those who view this as childlike to attempt to replicate it.

Posted by: kallisto


I can't paint, and make no claims to it. That doesn't mean the painting isn't childlike.

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:51 AM (T6t7i)

121 That being said, my birthday is on Monday.



**grin**



Happy birthday, Bander, and many more. I hope (but it's not more than that) that I can buy you a belated birthday drink in May.





Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (Ki5SV)


Happy Birthday on Monday! I'll think about you when I'm having my hernia surgery. Well, probably not, since I'll be unconscious. But Happy Birthday on Monday anyway.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 14, 2020 09:51 AM (ZXnzo)

122 Oh right. Also, Happy Valentine's Day to those who care.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 09:51 AM (I2dne)

123 That hay is going to get rained on. No fun.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (NVYyb)

124 She did until the unfortunate shiv incident.
Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (T6t7i)

I always figured that was the doing of Whistler's Uncle, Don Guido Whistler. But all of the witnesses died shortly thereafter, so we'll never know.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (XN+hF)

125 TJM - is MiniMike getting any traction in your state?

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (/Y7yC)

126 55
A small homestead in the hills ... I likey. Self reliant families,
communities built on family .... let's build that out again, instead of
turning America over to the corporate oligarchs.


Posted by: illiniwek at February 14, 2020 09:41 AM (Cus5s)

________


Where have you gone, Thomas Jefferson?Half the nation turns its lonely eyes to you ...

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (WqPYg)

127 119
The amateurish technique combined with the cultural subject matter
painted by a person living in that world is what makes folk art
attractive. It tells a first hand story .

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth


Well said.

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (T6t7i)

128 I listen to a prepper podcast called Casual Preppers. One of the hosts came up with a great idea. Pick up a Bernie 2020 shirt in case shit hits the fan.

That way, if you get picked up by a roving mob they'll think you're not a prepper and hopefully will leave you be.
Posted by: Augustine


Only to be shot by a prepper as a looter/locust.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (nQpdK)

129 I will look forward to buying you a belated birthday drink in May as well, Sir Poppins.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 14, 2020 09:53 AM (wzVKm)

130 >>115
What does Yellow Dress Girl Doing the Charleston in Mid-Air symbolize? Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:50 AM (XN+hF)

Dorothy, Slayer of Witches.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:53 AM (yvnmY)

131 I hate conference calls when I'm on vacation. Takes up an hour in the middle of my day that I don't get paid for.

I think if Miss Moses had started her art career earlier in life, probably no one would be talking about her.

Also, although I like this painting, looking at some of her other works, they have an almost "paint by numbers" look to them.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 09:53 AM (s+VTU)

132 125 TJM - is MiniMike getting any traction in your state?
Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (/Y7yC)

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He's not on the ballot.

Tom Steyer is, though. He's been spending a lot of money in SC for a while now. He's polling pretty well. I imagine he could get delegates.

That'll be fun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 09:53 AM (q80AH)

133 125
TJM - is MiniMike getting any traction in your state?

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (/Y7yC)

________

CNN just reported that he's just hit a new high-water mark there and is drowning in support.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (WqPYg)

134 I think it would be a fun exercise for those who view this as childlike to attempt to replicate it.

Posted by: kallisto

I played trumpet for 50 some years. I can listen to a trumpet player and critique them, even though I know I cannot do better.

Old joke, how many trumpet players does it take to put in a light bulb?

Six
One to put in the bulb, the other 5 to stand around and say how they could do it better.

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (vd8XM)

135 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (wiXsO)

The six legged horse symbolizes Neptune.
Posted by: Someguy


It's hard to see, but it appears to be two horses pulling the wagon.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (nQpdK)

136 Looks like the kind of cottage or country house I dream about having.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (Ejm1K)

137 I listen to a prepper podcast called Casual Preppers. One of the hosts came up with a great idea. Pick up a Bernie 2020 shirt in case shit hits the fan.

That way, if you get picked up by a roving mob they'll think you're not a prepper and hopefully will leave you be.
Posted by: Augustine

I have to feel like if you as a prepper got to the point where you're picked up by the roving mob, you've already failed.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (KUaJL)

138 135 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 09:46 AM (wiXsO)

The six legged horse symbolizes Neptune.
Posted by: Someguy


It's hard to see, but it appears to be two horses pulling the wagon.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (nQpdK)

Which symbolizes the legions!

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (YVvSQ)

139 118 I listen to a prepper podcast called Casual Preppers. One of the hosts came up with a great idea. Pick up a Bernie 2020 shirt in case shit hits the fan.

I lean towards the "Gray Man" approach for the SHTF days. Neutral colors, no big name or large logos, no obvious "tactical" gear, nothing at all that stands out in any way.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (XN+hF)

140 I hope to be able to make the NoVaMoMe this year, I'll have to take the weekend off but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Mrs Hades says I have to find a better place to park the car, though (last MoMe we parked in a garage across the street that closed at 9 PM).

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (ZXnzo)

141 119 The amateurish technique combined with the cultural subject matter painted by a person living in that world is what makes folk art attractive. It tells a first hand story .
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 09:51 AM (Uytaa)

I agree.

Looking at it, I feel like the artist is mainly trying to tell a true story, rather than create an artistic impression.

The comment that it looks like a child's artwork is not a bsd thing - like a child's artwork, it feels sincere and unmannered.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (G546f)

142 106 66 ... "For some reason, it reminds me of a quilt."

Kris, I was wondering about the same thing. Maybe it's the blocks of color she used.
Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 09:49 AM (7EjX1)

Yeah, maybe? I can't put my finger on it. The color combined with the obvious primitive/homey style and subject matter? Dunno, but that's where my brain immediately went. I can see a scene like this on one of those really intricate, well-made quilts you see in textile museums.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

143 The one in purple in the middle keeps trying to bite the other people, and all he can say is "Gnap! Gnap!"

Posted by: Kevin Phillips-Bong at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (RPjxi)

144 The seventh one ain't a leg. /wink

Posted by: The six-legged horse at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (P1f+c)

145 Honest question, is folk art and naive art kind of the same thing?

Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (MmFTx)

146 >>It's hard to see, but it appears to be two horses pulling the wagon. Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (nQpdK)

Hmm. Okay.
So, a four-legged horse and a two-legged horse, or two three-legged horses, or a five-legged...



Six-legged horse.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (qXNVo)

147 Happy Birthday Bander!

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (RD7QR)

148 Zoomed in, I almost think the pale horse on the far left is a unicorn. Sure does look like a spike of some kind coming out of its head.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (Ejm1K)

149 Auntie Em! Auntie Em!

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (q1Pj5)

150
I was half expecting Fat Man on an Ottoman today.... cuz Dildo loves us on Valentines day.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (8XRCm)

151 That's not a thunderstorm, it's a plague of locusts.

Ex. 10:12

Just sayin'

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (m45I2)

152 I'm never dismissive of children's art. It's fresh, spontaneous, innocent, and in some cases, brilliant.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (/Y7yC)

153 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.

I think it's two horses. There's a vague impression (to me) of two horses' heads instead of one huge black spot.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (aKxkI)

154 >>Looking at it, I feel like the artist is mainly trying to tell a true story, rather than create an artistic impression. Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (G546f)

Batting .500. That's not bad.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (qXNVo)

155 Bander's and MPPP birfdays? What are the chances that two preeminent HQ appreciators of the feminine form have the same anniversary day?! Maybe something special is in order...

Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (NVYyb)

156 Old joke, how many trumpet players does it take to put in a light bulb?

Six
One to put in the bulb, the other 5 to stand around and say how they could do it better.
Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (vd8XM)

I just watched Young Man With A Horn starring Kirk Douglas a couple of weeks ago. I see where they get that joke.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (Uytaa)

157 Hope to attend, but may be out of town in May.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (QgtlX)
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You will remedy that.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (/669Q)

158 146 >>It's hard to see, but it appears to be two horses pulling the wagon. Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:54 AM (nQpdK)

Hmm. Okay.
So, a four-legged horse and a two-legged horse, or two three-legged horses, or a five-legged...



Six-legged horse.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (qXNVo)

What if one leg is the tail and the other is... you know.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (YVvSQ)

159 I just looked through some other Grandma Moses paintings on WikiArt. (A dangerous place unless you have lots of time.) First, the works are actually better than I thought they would be. Second, she really captures a feel for the scene. Like some Rockwell covers, there is a feeling put forward beyond the simple colors of the paintings.

Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (7EjX1)

160 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures? My brakes gave out on the way to work this morning. It's ~10 degrees here. Made it in fine, but that kinda thing will wake you up better than 5 expressos.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (OyyDO)

161 Honest question, is folk art and naive art kind of the same thing?
Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (MmFTx)

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Artists, I think..... are pretty naive people to begin with. So naive art cuts across genres.


Just my humble opinion.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (8XRCm)

162 Upon further inspection the black horse seems to have 6 legs.
We may be getting somewhere here:
https://tinyurl.com/sd7wp8t

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (8IOEj)

163 I think she did an okay job on the trees, but she can't paint people worth a damn. Wait, you know who else that describes?


Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (T6t7i)

________

Heh. Imma gonna go with either Bush, Hitler, or BushHitler.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (WqPYg)

164 Well, I'm off to bed. Working this weekend. Well, working tonight and tomorrow night, off Sunday for the aforementioned surgery on Monday, yay me. Later roonz and roonettez, fear no evil!

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (ZXnzo)

165 I could never get into Grandma Moses
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM


Heh. I could.

Posted by: Grandpa Moses at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (ejd/p)

166
that horse aint a mare....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (8XRCm)

167 >>155
Bander's and MPPP birfdays? What are the chances that two preeminent HQ
appreciators of the feminine form Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (NVYyb)

Happy birthday, gentlemen. Here are your RealDolls. You will have sex with them and report your findings. Do it.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (QgtlX)

168
No breastfeeding.

Fake Storm!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (z0XD8)

169 140 I hope to be able to make the NoVaMoMe this year, I'll have to take the weekend off but it's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. Mrs Hades says I have to find a better place to park the car, though (last MoMe we parked in a garage across the street that closed at 9 PM).
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 14, 2020 09:55 AM (ZXnzo)
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Free and plentiful parking at this year's NoVaMoMe!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (/669Q)

170 So, a four-legged horse and a two-legged horse, or two three-legged horses, or a five-legged...


*******

I saw a horse with 15 hands once.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (m45I2)

171 145 Honest question, is folk art and naive art kind of the same thing?
Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (MmFTx)

Yes. "Folk art" is the PC name for it.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM (OyyDO)

172 Hope to attend, but may be out of town in May.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (QgtlX)
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You will remedy that.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM


You will do it now.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM (ejd/p)

173 You've heard of Richard Phillips, right? Longest-serving prison inmate jailed 45 years for a crime he did not commit, self-taught watercolorist while in the slammer.

Look at the one on this page called "Straight Back" and tell me what you think.

Wish I could buy prints.

https://richardphillipsartgallery.com/

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM (+fPHo)

174 Hope to attend, but may be out of town in May.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 09:34 AM (QgtlX)
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You will remedy that.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM

You will do it now.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM (ejd/p)
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Beautifully mutated.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM (/669Q)

175 Thanks for putting up my 8 year olds school painting CBD.

Signed Michael Angelo.

Posted by: saf at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (5IHGB)

176 165 I could never get into Grandma Moses
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM

Heh. I could.
Posted by: Grandpa Moses at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (ejd/p)

I winced when I wrote that. I'm surprised that joke to this long with this crowd.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (OyyDO)

177 I think it would be a fun exercise for those who view this as childlike to attempt to replicate it.

I can replicate it, but to the untrained eye it might look like a hand on a cave wall.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (xSo9G)

178 Come not between a Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.'

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (CLteG)

179 Welp, over 100 comments, OT rant:

So, I'm trying to sell Mom's house, because Mom needs the money to pay for her care.

My name is on the title to the house, Mom's bank accounts, complete POA, etc.

Offer for house came through, was accepted, escrow started, everything is going well, right?

Wrong.

Got a phone call from the title company. "Yeah, you can't sell the house, because we're afraid you're going to rip off your mom, so, either mom comes to closing, which also necessitates redoing every single scrap of paperwork, which I assume includes the original offer, or, get a letter from her doctor attesting to her incompetency."

Uhhh, what part of "My name is on her accounts, along with on the title to the house, and POA don't you understand?"

This is the last thing I need and mom needs it even less.

And no, the letter from the doctor is a non-starter.

/rant.

So, how is everyone else doing?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (QyoQ9)

180 I winced when I wrote that. I'm surprised that joke to this long with this crowd.
Posted by: Kris

Well, after all, it is the World Famous Art Thread...we do have some standards

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 10:02 AM (vd8XM)

181 Only to be shot by a prepper as a looter/locust.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (nQpdK)
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Yeah, might be best to wear it underneath your outer layer of clothing then flash it if and when necessary.

Posted by: Augustine at February 14, 2020 10:02 AM (BDZWU)

182 Happy birthday, Bander. May you continue to be blessed with good health, energy, good friends patience in dealing with kids and the ability to inspire them to love German!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 14, 2020 10:02 AM (WI7YS)

183 Yeah, maybe? I can't put my finger on it. The color combined with the obvious primitive/homey style and subject matter? Dunno, but that's where my brain immediately went. I can see a scene like this on one of those really intricate, well-made quilts you see in textile museums.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

I think she was a quilter and embroiderer before she started painting.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:02 AM (ONvIw)

184 Heh. I could.

Posted by: Grandpa Moses at February 14, 2020 09:59 AM (ejd/p)



I winced when I wrote that. I'm surprised that joke to this long with this crowd.

Posted by: Kris


Ah, we've corrupted another one! Excellent. **steeples fingers**

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (T6t7i)

185 Beautifully mutated.
Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:00 AM


We do try.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (ejd/p)

186 Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (OyyDO)

Hell yeah, back when I lived in Buffalo I had it happen several times.

As they say, weird shit happens in below freezing temps. Car doors that won't close, key won't go into the ignition switch, which is of course inside the car...weird shit.

The brake fade scared the hell out of me a couple times.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (XN+hF)

187 So, a four-legged horse and a two-legged horse,..


**********


...walk into a bar. Bartender says, "Why the long face?"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (m45I2)

188 Texas

@TexasTribune

Poll (1/31-2/9):


Sanders 24% Biden 22% Warren 15% Bloomberg 10% Buttigieg 7% Yang 6% Steyer 3% Klobuchar 3% Gabbard 2%

Posted by: Ha at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (M20vx)

189 161. I don't think we're naive, necessarily. However our inner child is usually alive and well.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (/Y7yC)

190 I counted seven, but I may have miscounted its cock as a leg.

________


Threadwinner! I'm crying here ...

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 10:03 AM (WqPYg)

191
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (QyoQ9)

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If both of your names are on the accounts and title.... they are right.

A power of attorney is what you need.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (8XRCm)

192 Happy birthday, Bander!

Happy early birthday, MP4!

The very best wishes to both of you.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (/669Q)

193 One of Ellery Queen's later novels, from the early '50s, features a self-taught "folk" or "primitive" artist, an elderly woman who lives in New England and "paints what she sees." When she's murdered, that detail turns out to be crucial. The novel doesn't star Ellery himself, but it is a top-notch mystery and a grand examination of lynch mob mentality.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (Ejm1K)

194 Grandma must have been very fertile.

Posted by: Fritz at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (2Mnv1)

195 160 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures? My brakes gave out on the way to work this morning. It's ~10 degrees here. Made it in fine, but that kinda thing will wake you up better than 5 expressos.
Posted by: Kris

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Just guessing here but could your brake fluid reservoir be low?

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (Y4EXg)

196 Trees, so art.
No one has provided this True Analysis, yet.

Posted by: m at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (7juvc)

197 Free and plentiful parking at this year's NoVaMoMe!


Good. Looks like I'll be driving to it after I get off work at 6pm. Takes about 30-35 minutes with Saturday late afternoon traffic. I'll be dressed like I just got off work on a Saturday, jeans and a t-shirt.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (vN4+Q)

198 Come not between a Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.'
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (CLteG)
------
You're in a cheery mood this morning.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (jW9oF)

199 196
Trees, so art.


Depends. What is their happiness status?

Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (T6t7i)

200 >>> 135 It's hard to see, but it appears to be two horses pulling the wagon.

If by wagon you mean the vaguely cubic yet mostly amorphous glob of generic farm matter supported by a single bicycle but managing to support the weight of a man. Is this a farm or a traveling circus?

Posted by: banana Dream at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (l6b3d)

201 Oh, the EQ novel with the Grandma Moses character is The Glass Village, if anybody wants to find it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (Ejm1K)

202 Bander's and MPPP birfdays? What are the chances
that two preeminent HQ appreciators of the feminine form have the same
anniversary day?! Maybe something special is in order...


Posted by: Huck Follywood at February 14, 2020 09:57 AM (NVYyb)

Someone alert kbdabear.

And Happy Birthday, you two scallywags.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (q1Pj5)

203 *finishes dosing the candy Valentine hearts with LSD*

Hey everybody! Have a candy heart!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at February 14, 2020 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

204

Damn those Swimsuit models in the Blue Mts. are TRES HOT. I spy a camel toe and bum cheeks with whip marks.......Party ON Rastafarians...................

Posted by: saf at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (5IHGB)

205 160 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures? My brakes gave out on the way to work this morning. It's ~10 degrees here. Made it in fine, but that kinda thing will wake you up better than 5 expressos.
Posted by: Kris

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Just guessing here but could your brake fluid reservoir be low?
Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:04 AM (Y4EXg)

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You might also have moisture in the lines.

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (8XRCm)

206 Dude?


Florida

@StPetePolls

/

@Fla_Pol

Post New Hampshire Primary Poll (2/12-13):


Bloomberg 27% Biden 26% Buttigieg 11% Sanders 10% Klobuchar 9% Warren 5%

Posted by: Ha at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (M20vx)

207 Over 100, so here's an interesting Wuhan virus roundup at Watts up With That: https://wattsupwiththat.com/2020/02/14/wuhan-coronavirus-wuwt-update/

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (RD7QR)

208 Got a phone call from the title company. "Yeah, you can't sell the house, because we're afraid you're going to rip off your mom, so, either mom comes to closing, which also necessitates redoing every single scrap of paperwork, which I assume includes the original offer, or, get a letter from her doctor attesting to her incompetency."

Blake, is that actually within their scope? I don't think they can make that requirement. Especially with a full POA.

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (a4qVe)

209 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures? My brakes gave out on the way to work this morning. It's ~10 degrees here. Made it in fine, but that kinda thing will wake you up better than 5 expressos.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (OyyDO)

Brake "fade" is defined as brakes losing their effectiveness as the drums and linings get very hot. Descending a mountain grade, for example. I doubt that is what you experienced.

My guess? Some problem with the power brake booster, causing it to not work. You still have brakes, but have to put a lot more leg in it. Second guess? Old, water-contaminated brake fluid that has frozen, and plugged a brake line.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (LxWV7)

210 And happy birthday to Bander and MP4!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (ejd/p)

211 Zod haiku:
You will remedy that.You will do it. Do it now.Beautifully mu.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (qXNVo)

212 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (QyoQ9)

Sorry; May rough places be made smooth.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (WI7YS)

213 I lean towards the "Gray Man" approach for the SHTF days. Neutral
colors, no big name or large logos, no obvious "tactical" gear, nothing
at all that stands out in any way.

You've just described most people's lives in toto.
Except for the quiet desperation. Never want to skip that."The rest of us are a little noisier about it."

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (8IOEj)

214 King of the Hill had an awesome episode on Folk Art / Amateur Art. An Art Dealer made Peggy into an artist in demand for her slow adult sculptures out of junk.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (Uytaa)

215 Blake, is that actually within their scope? I don't think they can make that requirement. Especially with a full POA.
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (a4qVe)

Yeah I agree. That doesn't sound right at all.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (Ez6QX)

216 "It's an ill wind that blows no good!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (m45I2)

217 Uhhh, what part of "My name is on her accounts, along with on the title to the house, and POA don't you understand?"


If you are on the title and have PoA, I don't understand what the objection is. You don't have to be incompetent to have someone act on your behalf.

Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (MmFTx)

218 183 Yeah, maybe? I can't put my finger on it. The color combined with the obvious primitive/homey style and subject matter? Dunno, but that's where my brain immediately went. I can see a scene like this on one of those really intricate, well-made quilts you see in textile museums.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:56 AM (OyyDO)

I think she was a quilter and embroiderer before she started painting.
Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:02 AM (ONvIw)

Huh. Didn't know that. Perhaps that's what I'm seeing then.

It's interesting how many artists start in a different medium before converting to painting. The influences of the other can really be seen in the other. Michelangelo's massive, sculptural forms in his Ceiling. Georges Rouault is a good one too. Started in stained glass. His work is solid panes of color divided by thick black lines. There are many others.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (OyyDO)

219 Sorry, but nuke China.

It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: Sponge at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (Zz0t1)

220 >>203
*finishes dosing the candy Valentine hearts with LSD*


(Eats heart. Picks up paintbrush)

"I think it would be a fun experiment if people who called this childlike..."

(Begins painting)

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (ZS9TG)

221 Happy Birthday on Monday! I'll think about you when I'm having my hernia surgery. Well, probably not, since I'll be unconscious. But Happy Birthday on Monday anyway.
Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde,

Happy Birthday G !

This past Monday, I had my eyes checked by the folks who did my cataract surgery and they put those drops in my eyes.

Ever since, my eyeballs feel like somebody borrowed them and used them to peek in dusty keyholes.

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (arJlL)

222 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures?
You could just be one o them bad drivers.

Posted by: From the back of the room at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (RPjxi)

223 214 King of the Hill had an awesome episode on Folk Art / Amateur Art. An Art Dealer made Peggy into an artist in demand for her slow adult sculptures out of junk.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (Uytaa)
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Simpsons did it!

Posted by: South Park at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (BDZWU)

224 128 I listen to a prepper podcast called Casual Preppers. One of the hosts came up with a great idea. Pick up a Bernie 2020 shirt in case shit hits the fan.

That way, if you get picked up by a roving mob they'll think you're not a prepper and hopefully will leave you be.
Posted by: Augustine


Only to be shot by a prepper as a looter/locust.
Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 09:52 AM (nQpdK)

Yeah.

Don't wear the Enemy Uniform when it's "Shoot First, Ask Questions Never" time.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (UnA8+)

225 So, a four-legged horse and a two-legged horse,..


**********
...walk into a bar. Bartender says, "Why the long face?"
Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020


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A cowboy and his horse walk into a bar, and the cowboy asks for a beer for his horse. Bartender: "We don't serve horses in here, so just take him outside." "He's really parched, barkeep!" says the cowboy. "Nope. Take him out."

Cowboy to horse: "I'm sorry, boy."

Horse: "That's all right, Seymour. I'm driving anyway."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (Ejm1K)

226
What did Grandma Moses have to do for Harvey Weinstein to get this gemisch hung in an art museum?


Are those blobs of green on the left ficus?

Posted by: naturalfake at February 14, 2020 10:09 AM (z0XD8)

227 Come not between a Nazgul and his prey! Or he will not slay thee in thy turn. He will bear thee away to the houses of lamentation, beyond all darkness, where thy flesh shall be devoured, and thy shrivelled mind be left naked to the Lidless Eye.'
Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth



I refer to my parents cat as the 'Nazgul Kittuh'. He can be unpleasant.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:09 AM (vN4+Q)

228 Can't wait for Granda Moses' "Coronavirus A-Comin'"

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2020 10:09 AM (jyVW0)

229 Never saw such a dramatic Grandma Moses painting before

Posted by: Remodern America at February 14, 2020 10:09 AM (77anU)

230 If you are on the title and have PoA, I don't understand what the objection is. You don't have to be incompetent to have someone act on your behalf.
Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (MmFTx)
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My thought also.

Blows my mind.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:09 AM (QyoQ9)

231 This is beautiful. AOC just cut the legs out from Bernie's signature issue.


"AOC admits Bernie Sanders may have to scrap Medicare for All plan"

Serves Bernie right. He knew she was an idiot but brought her on as a campaign advocate.

Posted by: WisRich at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (G0vdT)

232 Got a phone call from the title company. "Yeah, you can't sell the house, because we're afraid you're going to rip off your mom, so, either mom comes to closing, which also necessitates redoing every single scrap of paperwork, which I assume includes the original offer, or, get a letter from her doctor attesting to her incompetency."

Uhhh, what part of "My name is on her accounts, along with on the title to the house, and POA don't you understand?"

This is the last thing I need and mom needs it even less.

And no, the letter from the doctor is a non-starter.

/rant.

So, how is everyone else doing?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (QyoQ9)

You have POA. Talk to someone higher up at the title company.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (cF8AT)

233 I've heard that brakes can actually overheat in winter, coz you use them more

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (G546f)

234 220. You will publish the result.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (BR4lE)

235 I am officially a great-aunt! Mr. Jordan61's nephew and his wife had a baby boy last night. We are so happy and relieved everything went well; they lost their first baby when she was about 6 months along, so we've been on pins and needles all through this pregnancy.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (Ez6QX)

236 congrats Jordan!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:10 AM (G546f)

237 Has Mini-Mike really bought himself the lead in NH?

Or is that poll an outlier.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (XN+hF)

238

Ugg.... you DO have POA.

I missed that part.

I hate to wish this hell on anyone, but, perhaps a call to a real estate attorney is in order.

Or perhaps another title company??

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (8XRCm)

239 TJM, what kind of cat is it that's being so noisy?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)

240 I could never get into Grandma Moses, but this one is better than most. For some reason, it reminds me of a quilt.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:42 AM (OyyDO)
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Agree on all counts. Unlike with most art, I think hers looks better in print than it does in person.

We were at the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and they have a big Grandma Moses collection. While wandering through that, we saw her quote, "If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens." My husband said she should have stuck to the chickens.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (/669Q)

241 214 King of the Hill had an awesome episode on Folk Art / Amateur Art. An Art Dealer made Peggy into an artist in demand for her slow adult sculptures out of junk.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (Uytaa)

And there was the Simpsons episode where Homer becomes an "outsider artist". Back when Simpsons was still good.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (OyyDO)

242 Not a Gradma Moses fan.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (Boy/L)

243 I don't think they can make that requirement. Especially with a full POA.

I get that all the time. POA means nothing, you have to have their POA forms filled out.

Posted by: t-bird at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (Ry8mf)

244 Has Mini-Mike really bought himself the lead in NH? 

Or is that poll an outlier.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 1

It's Florida.


The results are plausible.

Posted by: Ha at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (M20vx)

245 239 TJM, what kind of cat is it that's being so noisy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)

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Mine.

Brought it to work, hoping someone would take it. I have some soft commitments, but it'd be nice if I could get it done now.

Beautiful calico cat. Well behaved. Declawed.

You should take her. Get on down here!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (q80AH)

246 >>Has Mini-Mike really bought himself the lead in NH?


AP: Dixville Notch Gives Nod To Small-Faced Monkey Soldier.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (qXNVo)

247 Oh, Florida. That's more plausible.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 10:12 AM (XN+hF)

248 Reading the spoilers about Star Trek: Retard. Hoo boy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:13 AM (ykYG2)

249 This past Monday, I had my eyes checked by the folks who did my cataract surgery and they put those drops in my eyes.

Ever since, my eyeballs feel like somebody borrowed them and used them to peek in dusty keyholes.
Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:08 AM (arJlL)


Just had both of mine done. Three times a day, eye drops. Every time, it feels like I get a speck of dust in my eye. But I think it's just the drop catching an eye lash and pasting it to my eye ball. It goes away after a couple of minutes and a few blinks.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 10:13 AM (s+VTU)

250
Some would say that if you have to tell people it's your birthday, it's a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.

What does that say about JJ?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:13 AM (7rVsF)

251 Blake, is that actually within their scope? I don't think they can make that requirement. Especially with a full POA.
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:06 AM (a4qVe)
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No idea. I'll have to call my lawyer and see what he has to say.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:13 AM (QyoQ9)

252 are you really giving away your cat, TJM?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (G546f)

253 Huh. Didn't know that. Perhaps that's what I'm seeing then.

It's interesting how many artists start in a different medium before converting to painting. The influences of the other can really be seen in the other. Michelangelo's massive, sculptural forms in his Ceiling. Georges Rouault is a good one too. Started in stained glass. His work is solid panes of color divided by thick black lines. There are many others.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:07 AM (OyyDO)

Yes it is interesting. I wonder if taking up painting was am abandonment of utilitarian artisan endeavors, or partially a result of the failing eyesight and arthritic conditions of age? My grandmother's embroidery and quilting fell off in her 70s, the stitches became larger and more uneven. I cherish even these pieces because they were hers and I admire the repurposing that quilters of her generation employed. She never ran to the fabric store to buy the latest reproduction prints ;-D

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (ONvIw)

254 congrats Jordan!
Posted by: vmom 2020

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (arJlL)

255 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:01 AM (QyoQ9)


Many financial institutions I've dealt with insist that a POA be on their form and specifically describe the intended action. It sucks and is not right, but often is the path of least resistance.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (q1Pj5)

256 Just wait till they remake The Hardy Boys as The Hardly Boys. Joe and Frank are now Jo and Francine and are now trannies while Chet and Biff are non-binary.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (XN+hF)

257 Common sense virus protection.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkdPFCStA38

Posted by: Enquiring Minds Want to Know at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (gDKGD)

258 I'm somewhat of a fan of naive art. But I'm picky on what I like. I don't particularly care for this one.

Posted by: Sooner at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (Fs5vw)

259 Of all the cars that you wouldn't expect to have hinky brakes in the cold, the world rallye competitor Audis (GF had a 5+5) were absolutely scary.
Rears were drums. Condensation from the atmosphere, in the garage, would freeze the shoes to the drums. Dealership had to slip dollies under and flat-bed it to be thawed. Later, the emergency brake cable liner froze to itself.

And, a rock - just a #2 berm stone, not a damn dornick - flew up from the road, wedged between two of the coils of the spring, and snapped the suspension. That put me off Audi for a generation. World-beating Master Race your kiszka. White Fragility is what they were.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (8IOEj)

260 Water in brake lines freezes. Have your brakes bled by somebody who knows what they are doing on your model/year car.
Brake fluid absorbs moisture from the air (is hygroscopic).
Freezing in winter, boiling in summer under hard use causes unintended defecation.
I always use spendy DOT5 synthetic when possible, especially on motorcycles. Might be old info by now.

Posted by: klaftern at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (RuIsu)

261 I know someone who recently had cataract surgery - he's been saying the various drops and meds are really expensive

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (G546f)

262 252 are you really giving away your cat, TJM?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (G546f)

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Yes.

It's actually Dolley's. She's had the cat longer than she's known me. She's been allergic to the cat since she got it, but now we think the new baby is allergic to her too. And, if we sell our house ever, we'll be moving into a new house with more carpet and she just can't deal with that level of allergens.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (q80AH)

263 CBD, Thanks for this painting. It brought another interesting artist to my attention. Nice way to end the art thread week.

Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7EjX1)

264
Interview went well. They want me up to the home office for a face-to-face. It's a couple of weeks from now when the manager, who's in Germany, makes a trip to the US.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)

265 Any of the resident car guys ever hear of brake fade in below freezing temperatures? My brakes gave out on the way to work this morning. It's ~10 degrees here. Made it in fine, but that kinda thing will wake you up better than 5 expressos.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 09:58 AM (OyyDO)


\********

Have you checked the blinker fluid?

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (flINI)

266 Sorry, Blake. Stuff like that is why I don't want to sell the house right now.

My husband didn't put me on his bank account. He still had his late wife's name on it. I went in to close it, with his death certificate and my marriage license. I was told I needed a copy of HER death certificate and some unnamed form from the county. I ordered her death certificate but have to contact the bank again. I'm not playing guess that form.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (Lqy/e)

267 And there was the Simpsons episode where Homer becomes an "outsider artist". Back when Simpsons was still good.
Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (OyyDO)
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Also an episode of Family Guy with the son, Chris. Back when it was actually funny and clever.

Posted by: Augustine at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (BDZWU)

268 Unintended defecation?

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (1ISKN)

269 Thanks for the car input. I ordered a tow from AAA for later. I do not trust it getting home. It's a crappy 30-yr. old Wrangler that never worked right since we bought it 2 yrs ago, but it had 4WD so I decided to take it this morning. Hoo boy.

It's sad it doesn't work right tho. I'm a total Wrangler chick. Luv 'em. The older the better.

Posted by: Kris at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (OyyDO)

270 We were at the Bennington Museum in Vermont, and they have a big Grandma Moses collection. While wandering through that, we saw her quote, "If I hadn't started painting, I would have raised chickens." My husband said she should have stuck to the chickens.
Posted by: bluebell -

Sounds like Mr. Bell has a pretty good sense of humor.

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (arJlL)

271 264
Interview went well. They want me up to the home office for a face-to-face. It's a couple of weeks from now when the manager, who's in Germany, makes a trip to the US.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)

That's great, Hadrian!!

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:17 AM (Ez6QX)

272 268 Unintended defecation?
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (1ISKN)

AKA, never trust a fart after 50.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 10:17 AM (RD7QR)

273 To all who commented and gave advice on my rant, thank you.

Some good solid advice and much appreciated.

Also appreciated is the sympathetic ear.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (QyoQ9)

274 had cataract surgery a year ago.Just drops afterwards for about 2 weeks for me.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Gtjwx)

275 TJM, what kind of cat is it that's being so noisy?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:11 AM (Ejm1K)

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Mine.

Brought it to work, hoping someone would take it. I have some soft commitments, but it'd be nice if I could get it done now.

Beautiful calico cat. Well behaved. Declawed.

You should take her. Get on down here!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020


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*

Unfortunately I have two feline thugs of my own already, and not much room for all three of us.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Ejm1K)

276 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)

Great.

Also, I get a ten percent commission.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Boy/L)

277 AKA, never trust a fart after 50.

At least with Eric Swalwell, we can take his ass's word for it.

It's his mouth that's the problem

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (ykYG2)

278 WooHoo Jordan! Congratulations to all.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (Y4EXg)

279 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)

That's great! Thanks for the update! Will continue to pray for you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (WI7YS)

280 Some would say that if you have to tell people it's your birthday, it's a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.

What does that say about JJ?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:13 AM (7rVsF)

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Its a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.

duh

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (8XRCm)

281 Interview went well. They want me up to the home office for a face-to-face. It's a couple of weeks from now when the manager, who's in Germany, makes a trip to the US.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)
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HADRIAN!!!!! That's wonderful! Keep that positive attitude and remember to wear pants to that interview too. A prayer to St. Joseph would not be amiss.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (/669Q)

282 Looks like the wind shifted the foundations of those buildings..... quite a storm, surprised the people aren't flying through the air....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (jjaLl)

283 The effect of cocaine on locomotion in mice
twitter.com/SekretSila/status/1228333993352998913/photo/1

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (ykYG2)

284 277 AKA, never trust a fart after 50.

At least with Eric Swalwell, we can take his ass's word for it.

It's his mouth that's the problem
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (ykYG2)

The future is certain. It's what is passed that is dubious.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (FOGOI)

285 Oblig., Leo at Frogleap with Thunderstruck:

https://youtu.be/S7rRA-V-0zY

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (Hn8E7)

286 Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (m45I2)

287 I wonder if taking up painting was am abandonment of utilitarian artisan endeavors, or partially a result of the failing eyesight and arthritic conditions of age?

==

iirc it was this - her hands could no longer do needlework

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (G546f)

288 My husband didn't put me on his bank account. He still had his late wife's name on it. I went in to close it, with his death certificate and my marriage license. I was told I needed a copy of HER death certificate and some unnamed form from the county. I ordered her death certificate but have to contact the bank again. I'm not playing guess that form.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (Lqy/e)
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Crud, that's really tough. I'm sorry to hear that.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (QyoQ9)

289 Sounds like Mr. Bell has a pretty good sense of humor.
Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (arJlL)
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He has to. Look who he married. He'd never have gotten through all these years without it.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (/669Q)

290 I know someone who recently had cataract surgery - he's been saying the various drops and meds are really expensive
Posted by: vmom 2020

I had it 4 years ago. They want me to come in annually for a check up.

It WAS semi-annually, and I asked them to make it once a year.

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (arJlL)

291 284 277 AKA, never trust a fart after 50.

At least with Eric Swalwell, we can take his ass's word for it.

It's his mouth that's the problem
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (ykYG2)

The future is certain. It's what is passed that is dubious.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (FOGOI)

Taco Tuesday will do that, yes.

Posted by: joncelli, because somebody had to at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (RD7QR)

292 I once had 7 cats and now I'm down to 3. Only 1 of them started out as my cat.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (1ISKN)

293 > Keep that positive attitude and remember to wear pants to that interview too. A prayer to St. Joseph would not be amiss.





Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (/669Q)


Damn woman. You bossy.

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (sjdRT)

294 Of all the cars that you wouldn't expect to have hinky brakes in the cold, the world rallye competitor Audis (GF had a 5+5) were absolutely scary.
Rears were drums. Condensation from the atmosphere, in the garage, would freeze the shoes to the drums. Dealership had to slip dollies under and flat-bed it to be thawed. Later, the emergency brake cable liner froze to itself.

And, a rock - just a #2 berm stone, not a damn dornick - flew up from the road, wedged between two of the coils of the spring, and snapped the suspension. That put me off Audi for a generation. World-beating Master Race your kiszka. White Fragility is what they were.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020


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If the 23rd-century Germans build the starship Enterprise, Scotty will have to remove the entire engine nacelles every 20,000 light years to change the dilithium crystals.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)

295 It's a couple of weeks from now when the manager, who's in Germany, makes a trip to the US.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

fingers crossed!!!

YAY!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (G546f)

296 273 To all who commented and gave advice on my rant, thank you.

Some good solid advice and much appreciated.

Also appreciated is the sympathetic ear.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:18 AM (QyoQ9)

Here's a little info on POA's.

https://tinyurl.com/tuzpg8g

And now that I think about it my husband has POA for his mother. BUT I believe he has 2 - Financial POA and medical POA.

Probably because he is an A. Make of that what you will.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (cF8AT)

297 Interview went well. They want me up to the home office for a face-to-face. It's a couple of weeks from now when the manager, who's in Germany, makes a trip to the US.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:16 AM (7rVsF)

Good news, Hadrian!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (LxWV7)

298 Damn woman. You bossy.
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (sjdRT)
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Darn right I am. You don't have five kids and homeschool them for 23 years without being bossy.

Put that mug in the dishwasher!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (/669Q)

299 know someone who recently had cataract surgery - he's been saying the various drops and meds are really expensive
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (G546f)


If you buy the individual types of drops, they are expensive. But my eye surgeon had the mixed drops...one bottle instead of three separate bottles and they were 50 bucks instead of 3 or 4 hundred bucks for the others.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 10:22 AM (s+VTU)

300 264 ... Hadrian, Great news. Here's hoping for the face to face meeting.

Posted by: JTB at February 14, 2020 10:22 AM (7EjX1)

301
Welp.

I'm gonna be a millionaire!


https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agak3/this-app-automatically-cancels-and-sues-roboallers




Via Insty.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 14, 2020 10:22 AM (z0XD8)

302 Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old
Posted by: Muldoon


To the future! Skol!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (vcOmj)

303 And now that I think about it my husband has POA for his mother. BUT I believe he has 2 - Financial POA and medical POA.

Probably because he is an A. Make of that what you will.
Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (cF8AT)
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Heh.

I have both medical and financial for mom.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (QyoQ9)

304 I once had 7 cats and now I'm down to 3. Only 1 of them started out as my cat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (1ISKN)

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Soooo.... are they trans cats ???

Or are you some kinda Dr Moreau ???

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (8XRCm)

305 The effect of cocaine on locomotion in mice
twitter.com/SekretSila/status/1228333993352998913/photo/1
Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:19 AM (ykYG2)
++++++++++++
I like Mouse 2 is still more frenetic in both cases.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (I2dne)

306 Notsothoreau-

Take a deep breath, say your prayers and eat your vegetables and you'll get through all this jazzola just fine.

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (arJlL)

307 >Darn right I am. You don't have five kids and homeschool them for 23 years without being bossy.



Put that mug in the dishwasher!





Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (/669Q)


You'll get along great with Chani. Internally, she is referred to as Bossy Boots, Honey Badger, or SWMBO (she who must be obeyed).

Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (sjdRT)

308 A saxophone is an ill-wind that nobody blows good.

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (klrFG)

309 Congrats Jordan!
Good news and good luck Hadrian!
Happy B-day to Bander and MP4!

I miss anyone?

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

310 Welp.

I'm gonna be a millionaire!

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4agak3/this-app-automatically-cancels-and-sues-roboallers

Via Insty.
Posted by: naturalfake at February 14, 2020 10:22 AM (z0XD

Just as a point of interest.... would an automatically generated lawsuit create any difficulties about standing?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (FOGOI)

311 Nice painting. I haven't seen too many of her works over the years.

Posted by: Archer at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (gmo/4)

312 Put that mug in the dishwasher!

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:21 AM (/669Q)
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But my mug is just getting well-seasoned!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (QyoQ9)

313 302
Bernie Sanders- 78 years old

Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)

Joe Biden- 77 years old

Pete Buttigieg- 19 years old

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (u4/yY)

314
You don't have five kids and homeschool them for 23 years without being bossy.


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Wow.... I only made it thru 12th grade. I cant imagine what 23rd grade is like......

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (8XRCm)

315 I know someone who recently had cataract surgery


***********

From the archives:

I Can See Clearly Now - a limerick

There once was a rich Oriental
Drove a new car, it wasn't a rental
His optometrist opined
"You have a cataract, I find."
"No, no! It's a Rincoln Continental!"

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (m45I2)

316 They were all spayed or neutered, so I guess they were all trans cats.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:24 AM (1ISKN)

317 Congrats Jordan!
Good news and good luck Hadrian!
Happy B-day to Bander and MP4!

I miss anyone?
Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (cF8AT)

********

Sefton

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (flINI)

318 You'll get along great with Chani. Internally, she is referred to as Bossy Boots, Honey Badger, or SWMBO (she who must be obeyed).
Posted by: Muad'dib at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (sjdRT)
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And I bet she is the sweetest, kindest person. Can't wait to meet her.

Posted by: bluebell - NoVaMoMe2020! at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (/669Q)

319 I have both medical and financial for mom.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:23 AM (QyoQ9)

Then what is their beef?!

Yeah, call your attorney. Sounds like they're just making busy work for themselves....well for you actually but justifies their job.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (cF8AT)

320 Poor cat. And it was also cruely declawed. Feel sorry for it.

Posted by: Sooner at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (Fs5vw)

321 >>>>>I think she did an okay job on the trees, but she can't paint people worth a damn. Wait, you know who else that describes?
Posted by: pep at February 14, 2020 09:44 AM (T6t7i)



Darryl K Sweet.

Dab hand at horses and spaceships, could not draw humans at all. Hated his book covers which often were copies of other covers.

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (ZWEKT)

322 286 Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old
Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (m45I2)

WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age? If I make it to my 70's I plan on sitting on my front porch yelling at kids to get off my lawn, and laughing at the schlubs who have to get up and go to work.

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)

323 Outstanding, Hadrian!

Posted by: no good deed at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (MmFTx)

324 286 Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old
Posted by: Muldoon



The Party of Youth!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (vN4+Q)

325 Reason #234577 why married people shouldn't have separate accounts.

I know some that do including relatives.


What's the definition of marriage?

Posted by: Wut at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (M20vx)

326 Here's the Netherlands staking their claim to Doggerland:
t.co/WASU01Lfjt?amp=1

All the Baltic countries who enjoy access to the North Sea and Atlantic can lolgf

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (ykYG2)

327 You know who else was a frustrated painter...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (flINI)

328 TJM, KTE has cat allergies - I understand. She'll start sneezing if she's even on the street outside a house with cats.

I'm sure your calico will find a good home

if you do move - get a house with minimal carpet or just rip all the carpet out and redo the floors
it doesn't have to be that expensive

baby with allergies is hard

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (G546f)

329 Myopia?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (vGJY7)

330 Sefton

Posted by: Truck Monkey at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (flINI)

He's a birthday hog.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:27 AM (cF8AT)

331 Hooray Hadrian!! Will keep you in my prayers!!

Congrats to Jordan's family.

TJM good luck with kitty!
Sending prayers to you Blake and Notsothoreu for all the *stuff* you are going thru.

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:27 AM (a4qVe)

332 The funniest sentence I am going read today has probably already been read

"MY GOD IT'S FULL OF SUCK!"

That was good for half a cup of coffee and 5 mins of laughing.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:27 AM (HALdu)

333 Congrats, Hadrian...we are all rooting for you! Now, this is art..happy trees and all.

Posted by: IC at February 14, 2020 10:27 AM (sYDum)

334 >>>>> pretty much reject any of labels applied by the cognoscenti.
Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 09:47 AM (/Y7yC)



Do you think a better quality glue would be called for?

Posted by: Kindltot at February 14, 2020 10:27 AM (ZWEKT)

335 WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)

ego

Posted by: BignJames at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (X/Pw5)

336 Really like this scene and the colors and skewed perspectives. Would definitely hang, especially with my toddler-like appreciation of color.

I always think of Bruegel (elder?) who did the same type of scenes with the same skewed perspectives -- trying to show multiple stories occurring simultaneously.

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (MIKMs)

337 if you do move - get a house with minimal carpet or just rip all the carpet out and redo the floors
it doesn't have to be that expensive

baby with allergies is hard
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:26 AM (G546f)
++++++++++
Do this anyway. Wall-to-wall carpeting is an unsanitary nightmare that doesn't wear well. Hard floors + area rugs where appropriate gets my vote.

Hard Floors 2020!

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (I2dne)

338 If the 23rd-century Germans build the starship Enterprise, Scotty will have to remove the entire engine nacelles every 20,000 light years to change the dilithium crystals.

YFW you realise that Starfleet already has to do this, due to the godlike energies released by a warp drive

I mean, if Trek had any grounding in real physics in the slightest

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (ykYG2)

339 @realDonaldTrump 2 minutes ago

I was very surprised & disappointed that Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia voted against me on the Democrat's totally partisan Impeachment Hoax. No President has done more for the great people of West Virginia than me (Pensions), and that will....

....always continue. Every Republican Senator except Romney, many highly religious people, all very smart, voted against the Impeachment Hoax. @SenCapito was all in (a great person). I was told by many that Manchin was just a puppet for Schumer & Pelosi. That's what he is!


Rut roh Joe....

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (cF8AT)

340 Myopia?

Not mine.

Must be youropia !

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (arJlL)

341 WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age?
Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)
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ego
Posted by: BignJames at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (X/Pw5)
~~~~~

Power. And money. But mostly power.

Posted by: IrishEi at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (sGotD)

342 Scotty, what's taking so long down there?

Sorry, Cap'n. We got to go in through the glove box to rotate and re-torque the Dilithium Crystals!? And the special wrench from the dealer is crap!

Posted by: klaftern at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (RuIsu)

343 304 I once had 7 cats and now I'm down to 3. Only 1 of them started out as my cat.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (1ISKN)

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Soooo.... are they trans cats ???

Or are you some kinda Dr Moreau ???
Posted by: fixerupper

==

he keeps feeding them.after midnight

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (G546f)

344 Good news Hadrian!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (QyoQ9)

345 WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age?

Posted by: Jordan61 at February 14, 2020 10:25 AM (Ez6QX)

ego
Posted by: BignJames at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (X/Pw5)

*********

You're damn right I'm in it for the Eggos! They're FREE in the White House Mess! Can you believe it? My word as a Biden...

Posted by: Joe Biden at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (flINI)

346 Myopia?

Not mine.

Must be youropia !
Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (arJlL)

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Nope.....Its Cassi's...... Cassieopia.....

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (8XRCm)

347 iirc it was this - her hands could no longer do needlework
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (G546f)

Damn, I should have bought my grandmother a nice set of acrylics!

I like the primitive/Naif work generally, and quilters rely on it pretty heavily as their medium does not lend itself to great detail. I recall seeing an exhibition of quilts that proved this. Even the ones that strove for fine detail, were still far from lifelike. It just can't be done with pieces of fabric appliqued on other fabric. I'm glad people are still doing it, as I love to go to the annual shows.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (ONvIw)

348 Rut roh Joe....
Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:28 AM (cF8AT)
++++++++
I saw on the OANN ticker this morning that Joe M was likely to endorse Trump after voting to impeach him. I think Trump smells an opportunity.

I hope he's right. Manchin is a Dem, but he isn't completely batshit insane.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (I2dne)

349 If the 23rd-century Germans build the starship Enterprise, Scotty will have to remove the entire engine nacelles every 20,000 light years to change the dilithium crystals.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (Ejm1K)


Each pair of bolts will be a different size and type, necessitating dozens of tools. And there will be required at least one specialty tool just to remove or adjust one fairly common part. That specialty tool will not be available in the replicator and will be very expensive.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (q1Pj5)

350

HARD WOOD never goes out of style for the Ladies and some men.

Posted by: saf at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (5IHGB)

351 indeed, the senior senator from WV knows well the texture of Schumer's manhood on his chin

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (ykYG2)

352 I hope he's right. Manchin is a Dem, but he isn't completely batshit insane.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (I2dne)

No, he has a sense of self-preservation.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (ONvIw)

353
Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old


"France turned to the men of 75 because those of 80 were dead."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (7rVsF)

354 Alabama Dem Introduces Bill Mandating Vasectomies for Men at 50 or After Third Child

-
Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Drei Kinder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

355 Which generates the best result?

Trump makes tweet re: Stone, Barr pushes back, Barr reduces sentence to zero
OR
Trump says nothing, Barr reduces sentence to zero

In both, the left will inevitably claim Trump influenced improperly.

So, which ends with us in the best position?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (vPKfA)

356 Each pair of bolts will be a different size and type, necessitating dozens of tools. And there will be required at least one specialty tool just to remove or adjust one fairly common part.

Star Fleet will have one of these tools for the entire force and will send it via Galactic Express from ship to ship.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (Boy/L)

357 Years ago, when the different "media" of brake fluid were not "compatible," you had to flush the brake lines and cylinders with pure lab alcohol before putting the DOT 5 in. So, I got some stainless-steel-sleeved calipers for my favorite, got the purest alcohol available (but it was only 190 proof), and went to town.
Two seasons later we had those apart and it looked like hell in there. I talked to an old hand and he said, yeah they do that. Every drop or pocket of air, or old fluid with a trace of water, ended up being gradually (one pump at a time) pushed to the farthest point, the "slave" cylinder.

Either extreme temperatures or a "cocked" brake piston would have caused a sudden loss of braking pressure on that corner only. I was lucky.

Just a reminder of how complicated hydraulic brakes can be. Eddie Rickenbacker put a car on the market in the early 20's that was the first to have them, and other makers ran a "whispering campaign" that those damn things would never be safe. The industry standard was rear wheel brakes only, actuated by adjustable rods. Considering the wooden spoke wheels and non-blacked tires in use, that was about all they could handle.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (8IOEj)

358 HARD WOOD never goes out of style for the Ladies and some men.
Posted by: saf at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM (5IHGB)

******

*waves at saf*

Posted by: HILLARY! at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (flINI)

359 I currently have 3 dogs and a cat. None of them started out as mine.

And the cat is currently calling me to get my ass upstairs and feed her.

Meow, meow, meow, meow, Meow, meow, meow, meow...BITCH!

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (cF8AT)

360 And willowed, because:

Happy Birthday, Bander! Why thank you, Bander, Happy Birthday to you.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 14, 2020 09:26 AM (wzVKm)

Some would say that if you have to tell people it's your birthday, it's a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.

That being said, my birthday is on Monday.

**grin**

Happy birthday, Bander, and many more. I hope (but it's not more than that) that I can buy you a belated birthday drink in May.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at February 14, 2020 09:37 AM (Ki5SV)

Since every day is JJ Sefton's birthday. Happy birthday JJ!

Posted by: Anla'shok at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (qyH+l)

361 I am thinking that more realistically, all Starfleet spaceship parts and widgets are probably imported from the Romulans

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (G546f)

362 ...^^ so they are tran's cats..........NO he just eats them in the PadThi

Posted by: saf at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (5IHGB)

363 Alabama Dem Introduces Bill Mandating Vasectomies for Men at 50 or After Third Child



-

Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Drei Kinder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

The test is: Make a proper sentence using the words: Hare, hunter, forest...

Posted by: Archer at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (gmo/4)

364 @realDonaldTrump 18 seconds ago

It is happening again to Crazy Bernie, just like last time, only far more obvious. They are taking the Democrat Nomination away from him, and there's very little he can do. A Rigged System!

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (cF8AT)

365 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (ykYG2)

366 Oh fun, I like Grandma Moses!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 10:34 AM (bDqIh)

367 365
oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (ykYG2)

________

"We told you Trump was going to cause an extinction event!"

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 10:34 AM (WqPYg)

368 SMOD!!!
Save us from the WuFlu!

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:34 AM (G546f)

369 >>oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth




I know just what to do!!!

Posted by: Michael Bay at February 14, 2020 10:34 AM (bDqIh)

370 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Damn global warming. It's all Trumps! fault

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (vd8XM)

371 Each pair of bolts will be a different size and type, necessitating dozens of tools. And there will be required at least one specialty tool just to remove or adjust one fairly common part. That specialty tool will not be available in the replicator and will be very expensive.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 10:30 AM


I see you too have owned a BMW.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (ejd/p)

372 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

It's going to miss us by 3.6 million miles.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (Boy/L)

373 Poor cat. And it was also cruely declawed. Feel sorry for it.
Posted by: Sooner at February 14, 2020


*
*

I agree that a cat should never be declawed. But my late black cat Marie-Antoinette had been declawed before Linda adopted her, and she did not seem to be in any pain, enjoyed her life, and was the happiest cat (as well as the smartest) I've ever known.

She did scrub her paws against rough surfaces, exactly as if she still had claws. Maybe the paws itched, or maybe she secretly hoped the claws would grow back.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (Ejm1K)

374 365
oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (ykYG2)

Woot!!!
*rips off clothes**runs towards front door*

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (Gtjwx)

375 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

=====

Is the physicist who knows how to blast asteroids still active or did the wokescolds drive him from science for the wrong shirt?

Posted by: mustbequantum at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (MIKMs)

376 252 are you really giving away your cat, TJM?
Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:14 AM (G546f)

==========

Yes.

It's actually Dolley's. She's had the cat longer than she's known me. She's been allergic to the cat since she got it, but now we think the new baby is allergic to her too. And, if we sell our house ever, we'll be moving into a new house with more carpet and she just can't deal with that level of allergens.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:15 AM (q80AH)
************
A friend of mine who was highly allergic to cats stayed at my house for a week due to a hurricane we had. I have a cat and dogs, but she was desperate. Her allergies never flared up and it was because I have area rugs over tile and wood floors throughout my house. When she moved back into her house she ripped up the carpet and installed wood floors. She now owns 3 cats and 2 dogs and never has a problem with allergies.

Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (wiXsO)

377 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth


Finally!


Posted by: Archer at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (gmo/4)

378 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (ykYG2)

Woot!!!
*rips off clothes**runs towards front door*
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (Gtjwx)

You do that for everything.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (Boy/L)

379 >>"We told you Trump was going to cause an extinction event!"


Oh, you watch -- he'll grab ELE by the mish!

Posted by: Michael Bay at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (bDqIh)

380 Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Drei Kinder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

The test is: Make a proper sentence using the words: Hare, hunter, forest...

Posted by: Archer at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM


Ein Hase, ein Jaeger, ein Wald?

That makes no sense.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (ejd/p)

381 365 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth
Posted by: boulder t'hobo



The End is Nigh!! Yay!! Hookers and blow for everybody!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (vN4+Q)

382
I agree that a cat should never be declawed.

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We agree wholeheartedly.

Posted by: Furniture Restoration Specialist Union Local #561 at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (8XRCm)

383 It's going to miss us by 3.6 million miles.


********

*tweaks the computer models*

"We're all going to die!" - Chicken Little

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (m45I2)

384 Trump gives more second chances to Kim Jong than he does some people who have gone against him but now extend some possible support going forward. I try not to watch this soap opera and just wish there was a Wikipedia entry that could tell me how this ends.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (Uytaa)

385 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth



LOLGF Humans!

Posted by: Zombie Dinosauars at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (gmo/4)

386 339. I love POTUS tweets, he keeps it real, uber real at times. Yesterday's tweet about Kelly's wife was priceless!

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (ZSuqp)

387 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth
Posted by: boulder t'hobo

Yeah, but have you heard about how bad climate change is?

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (KUaJL)

388 It's amazing how many 'imminent death' asteroids if we have show up in top science press, isn't it?

I swear it's five or six times a year. Almost like it's brainless hype or something.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (AIG0e)

389 Myopia?
Not mine.
Must be youropia !
~~~~~

Funny story (stop me if I've told this before.)

My youngest son was at that age wherein he asked a million questions. We were on our way into the Acme supermarket one day and he asked me what the sign said. I told him,"Acme." He paused for a moment then asked, "Ac-you?" "No, no, the name of the store is 'Ac-ME,'" I replied. Another puzzled pause and he very slowly but confidently responded, "Ac-you."

This went back and forth a few more times, much to the enjoyment of everyone within earshot until I finally told him, "The name of the store is 'Ac-you.'" "Oh," he replied, "AcME?"

YES YES, a thousand times YES!

Posted by: IrishEi at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (sGotD)

390 >>I see you too have owned a BMW. Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:35 AM (ejd/p)


"Wait...so the windshield fluid pump is at the bottom of the reservoir...located *behind the wheel well*?"

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (u4/yY)

391
Forrest Hunter got his hair cut today.

Posted by: Furniture Restoration Specialist Union Local #561 at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (8XRCm)

392 Some would say that if you have to tell people it's your birthday, it's a cry for attention from a deeply insecure person.



That being said, my birthday is on Monday.



**grin**

Posted by: Anla'shok at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (qyH+l)


Agreed. Didn't get enough love as a child.

Mines tomorrow.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (Gtjwx)

393 Star Fleet will have one of these tools for the entire force and will send it via Galactic Express from ship to ship.
Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (Boy/L)

I think Planet Express has a single award IDIQ contract on small package delivery for Star Fleet.

Posted by: Anla'shok at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (qyH+l)

394 354
Alabama Dem Introduces Bill Mandating Vasectomies for Men at 50 or After Third Child



-

Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Drei Kinder.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)

_________


"Make America China Now!" -- Joe Biden/Thomas Friedman 2020!!!

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (WqPYg)

395 Now that Lil Kim has shot a quarantine breaker I kinda see what Trump likes about him.

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (G546f)

396

Novel corona-asteroid-19

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (m45I2)

397 Could have been a lot worse, as he'd just gotten his social security money. I went online and paid a bunch of bills, then pulled out $400 in cash. I did leave some in the account, in case any other payments came through. It's not what I wanted to think about at the time, but had to be done.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (Lqy/e)

398 373:She did scrub her paws against rough surfaces, exactly as if she still had claws. Maybe the paws itched, or maybe she secretly hoped the claws would grow back.


I think that may be also marking a kittuh's territory.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (vN4+Q)

399 Mines tomorrow.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

Careful where you step!

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (vd8XM)

400 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:33 AM (ykYG2)

Sorry...already been done on the TV series 'Salvation'. Cancelled after 2 seasons.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (cF8AT)

401
ugg sock

Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:40 AM (8XRCm)

402 When she moved back into her house she ripped up the carpet and installed wood floors. She now owns 3 cats and 2 dogs and never has a problem with allergies.
Posted by: redridinghood at February 14, 2020 10:36 AM (wiXsO)

We just put down "luxury vinyl tile" that looks and feels like hardwood. It has a cork backing as well. It's quiet and very nice looking. Price was good too.
Might be worth looking into once you get settled in anew place.

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:40 AM (a4qVe)

403 And now that I think about it my husband has POA for his mother. BUT I believe he has 2 - Financial POA and medical POA.

Probably because he is an A. Make of that what you will.
Posted by: Tami

---

I had a POA and transfer on death certs on everything for my late wife. All the beneficiaries were properly specified on insurance, 401ks, etc.

My pension's stated beneficiary has suddenly become messed up which I am trying to unf**k.

She's been dead for 14 years.

Sorry to our esteemed Esqs among us here but wow, some of this legal BS doesn't seem to protect the right people sometimes.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (Y4EXg)

404 >>384
Trump gives more second chances to Kim Jong than he does some people

If you're interested in all things NORK, B.R. Myers' site dubyadubyadubya sthelepress dot com is worth a look.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (u4/yY)

405 Today's art is...ok, I guess? In a 'look, Toni made a painting, let's all clap for her' kind of way.

It's not terrible, but sweet zombie Stalin, it's not great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (l4C/z)

406 Novel corona-asteroid-19
Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (m45I2)

A bigger imminent threat than asteroids. What say you about the anti-viral trials in China. I think they're leaning toward remdesivir as they seem to be attempting to "patent" Gilead's product and are churning it out in a generic form.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (ONvIw)

407 388
It's amazing how many 'imminent death' asteroids if we have show up in top science press, isn't it?



I swear it's five or six times a year. Almost like it's brainless hype or something.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (AIG0e)

*standing outside naked looking up*
Oops.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (Gtjwx)

408 "Wait...so the windshield fluid pump is at the bottom of the reservoir...located *behind the wheel well*?"
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM


The RMBS Dad had an '86 635csi. When we put my 3 side by side and opened the hoods, it was like night and day. You could actually identify things in the 635's engine compartment.

On that note, if anyone likes to restore cars, I've got a 635 to sell.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (ejd/p)

409 404 >>384
Trump gives more second chances to Kim Jong than he does some people

If you're interested in all things NORK, B.R. Myers' site dubyadubyadubya sthelepress dot com is worth a look.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (u4/yY)

==========

Also Die Another Day.

Cinema's greatest achievement involving race changing gene therapy of an Asian man into a British man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (q80AH)

410 I agree, Tonypete. I still don't know if they are going to mess up my social security this month.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (Lqy/e)

411 the TV series 'Salvation'. Cancelled after 2 seasons.

So, this series flew by Earth audiences without anybody noticing. . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (ykYG2)

412 It's not terrible, but sweet zombie Stalin, it's not great.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (l4C/z)

I'd still be happy as hell to find a few signed ones in mom's attic!

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (ONvIw)

413
Sorry to our esteemed Esqs among us here but wow, some of this legal BS doesn't seem to protect the right people sometimes.
Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (Y4EXg)

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Feature..... not a bug.

Posted by: American Bar Association at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (8XRCm)

414 My next b-day will be the big 6 O . My brain tells me I'm only 40. I hope it keeps lying to me.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Uytaa)

415 399
Mines tomorrow.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob



Careful where you step!

Posted by: Bruce at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (vd8XM)

Tropic Thunder.
favorite scene. BOOM!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Gtjwx)

416
That being said, my birthday is on Monday.





**grin**

Posted by: Anla'shok at February 14, 2020 10:32 AM (qyH+l)


Agreed. Didn't get enough love as a child.

Mines tomorrow.


Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (Gtjwx)

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well, we *ALL* can't be a Taurus...

you po' things. ;-)

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (2nuaB)

417 394
354

Alabama Dem Introduces Bill Mandating Vasectomies for Men at 50 or After Third Child

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Ein Volk, Ein Reich, Drei Kinder.


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:31 AM (+y/Ru)
_________
"Make America China Now!" -- Joe Biden/Thomas Friedman 2020!!!


Posted by:
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Didn't they do similar things in Germany and in mental institutions in the US?


Posted by: Groundhog at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (VYwSh)

418 Cannibal Blob


*********

I like your new nick.

Not so sure I like it in context of you standing outside naked waiting for an asteroid.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (m45I2)

419 Bernie Sanders- 78 years old
Michael Bloomberg - 78 years old (happy birthday today Mike)
Joe Biden- 77 years old
Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:20 AM (m45I2)

WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age? If I make it to my 70's I plan on sitting on my front porch yelling at kids to get off my lawn, and laughing at the schlubs who have to get up and go to work.
Posted by: Jordan61


*fistbump

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (nQpdK)

420 *standing outside naked looking up*
Oops.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

that's ok, it's Valentine's Day and your birthday eve.

Happy birthday.

Hey, are you by any chance related to Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (G546f)

421 414 My next b-day will be the big 6 O . My brain tells me I'm only 40. I hope it keeps lying to me.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Uytaa)

Your brain will keep lying, your joints will be more honest with you.

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (ONvIw)

422 Man, the best thing about the sidebar NeverTrump pollster is that there was a poll that seriously tried to pretend Catshit would have beaten Hillary.

Lord, can you imagine Son of the Mailman against Hillary?

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (vPKfA)

423 that "painting" looks like a paint by numbers kit done by someone's not to bright 7 year old...

that must be why they call it "art".

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (2nuaB)

424 420 *standing outside naked looking up*
Oops.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

that's ok, it's Valentine's Day and your birthday eve.

Happy birthday.

Hey, are you by any chance related to Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (G546f)

He's the SupersizeMe version.

Posted by: Someguy at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (YVvSQ)

425 Nope.....Its Cassi's...... Cassieopia.....
Posted by: fixerupper at February 14, 2020 10:29 AM (8XRCm)

Dirty socialator.

Posted by: Anla'shok Na at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (qyH+l)

426
I like your new nick.



Not so sure I like it in context of you standing outside naked waiting for an asteroid.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (m45I2)

Neither did the neighbors.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (Gtjwx)

427 381 365 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth
Posted by: boulder t'hobo


The End is Nigh!! Yay!! Hookers and blow for everybody!!
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (vN4+Q)

*Perks up*

Well, it IS Valentine's day.....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (l4C/z)

428 oh dear : uk.ign.com/articles/nasa-spots-potentially-hazardous-asteroid-rapidly-approaching-earth

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Laugha while you can, monkey-boy!

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (+y/Ru)

429 My next b-day will be the big 6 O . My brain tells me I'm only 40. I hope it keeps lying to me.


*******

Don't worry. Soon enough your prostate, your knees, your libido and/or your eyes will beat some sense into your brain.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (m45I2)

430 Sons b-day is today....valentines day has been different since then...which is O K

Posted by: A dude in MI at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (/6GbT)

431 She did scrub her paws against rough surfaces, exactly as if she still had claws. Maybe the paws itched, or maybe she secretly hoped the claws would grow back.


I think that may be also marking a kittuh's territory.
Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020


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True; they do that with their paws as well as bumping cheek or forehead against something.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (Ejm1K)

432 that's ok, it's Valentine's Day and your birthday eve.



Happy birthday.



Hey, are you by any chance related to Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 10:44 AM (G546f)

I'm fat shaming Bob so he'll get off his fat ass and lose some weight.

and thank you for the Bday wishes VM

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (Gtjwx)

433 Alabama Dem Introduces Bill Mandating Vasectomies for Men at 50 or After Third Child



It takes two to tango. Where's the female's penalty?
It's the female breeder that has three welfare urchins.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (nQpdK)

434 420 *standing outside naked looking up*
Oops.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

that's ok, it's Valentine's Day and your birthday eve.

Happy birthday.

Hey, are you by any chance related to Cannibal Bob?
Posted by: vmom 2020



Sort of. Cannibal Bob was absorbed by Cannibal Blob.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (vN4+Q)

435 If the 23rd-century Germans build the starship Enterprise,
Back when British Labour finally Triumphed, and forced the merger of NVT (slightly after BSA went bankrupt just as they took the checkered flag at Daytona), they made the cutest ad, with an astronaut in a spacesuit with the Union Jack on it on the surface of some other planet.


That caused all of us apprentices to run a years-long game of what the British space program would look like. They'd be lithe and lovely, handle and brake breathtakingly, and leak oil right across the known universe. They would smoke when they ran, but the smoke would smell like castor oil. And they would never blast off on the first kick.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (8IOEj)

436 Wouldn't forced vasectomies be more like forced abortions?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (Uu+Jp)

437 WHY do these people want to go through all this crap at their age? If I make it to my 70's I plan on sitting on my front porch yelling at kids to get off my lawn, and laughing at the schlubs who have to get up and go to work.
Posted by: Jordan61

That there is the kind of person who is so used to moving and going and working that they can't fathom the thought of retirement because they don't know what to do with themselves if they're not working. Too much of their self-worth is wrapped up in their job. You see it in areas outside politics too. Some guys don't want to retire because they're afraid if they do, they're going to die (and they're frequently right).

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (KUaJL)

438 Don't worry. Soon enough your prostate, your knees, your libido and/or your eyes will beat some sense into your brain.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:46 AM (m45I2)

Lol. Yup. and brutally.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (Gtjwx)

439 *reads the Picard side-bar*

Geez. If those leaks prove true, the whole series will be a large stinking mess of flop sweat. But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (C1i7d)

440 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Happy V Day Hordemates.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (axyOa)

441 384
Trump gives more second chances to Kim Jong than he does some people who
have gone against him but now extend some possible support going
forward. I try not to watch this soap opera and just wish there was a
Wikipedia entry that could tell me how this ends.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:37 AM (Uytaa)

________

I've been an a-theist all my life (but raised like most with Christian values) and, owing mostly to Dennis Prager's influence, am now an agnostic who prays ("I want to believe") -- and I can tell you that as the Judeo-Christian value system continues to decline in The West, it will not end well.

Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (WqPYg)

442 My next b-day will be the big 6 O . My brain tells me I'm only 40. I hope it keeps lying to me.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February


Dude, it is all up to you, go with what the brain is telling you.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (HALdu)

443 Amateur is a more appropriate word than childlike. But it's amateur with a clear voice.

Posted by: ... at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (AKzC2)

444 436 Wouldn't forced vasectomies be more like forced abortions?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (Uu+Jp)

I think this is a sort of menopause equity act, and look for them to ban Viagra at 50 also.LOL

Posted by: CN at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (ONvIw)

445 Yay SMOD!

The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.

Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (xyImL)

446 Sort of. Cannibal Bob was absorbed by Cannibal Blob.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (vN4+Q)

Spot on.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (Gtjwx)

447 439 *reads the Picard side-bar*

Geez. If those leaks prove true, the whole series will be a large stinking mess of flop sweat. But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (C1i7d)

===========

This is what happens when your first concern in creating a story isn't the story.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (q80AH)

448 My next b-day will be the big 6 O . My brain tells me I'm only 40. I hope it keeps lying to me.
Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:43 AM (Uytaa)

Your brain will keep lying, your joints will be more honest with you.
Posted by: CN



Amen. My brain says I'm still 30.

My body says "try it fat boy and die".

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (nQpdK)

449 When I win the lottery, I'm gettin' me a 635 something. In what ever color turns me on at the time.

Posted by: klaftern at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (RuIsu)

450 445 Yay SMOD!

The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.
Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (xyImL)

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I thought it was okay.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (q80AH)

451 You know, Jeb Bush is probably the happiest at Bidens fall.

No longer will he be the Biggest Loser in Presidential Primaries.

I'm sure Biden is way over $100 million lost and no delegates

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (vPKfA)

452 We just put down "luxury vinyl tile" that looks and feels like hardwood. It has a cork backing as well. It's quiet and very nice looking. Price was good too.
Might be worth looking into once you get settled in anew place.
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020


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Exactly my plan, if I ever end up buying a house or condo. I'm damned tired of cleaning cat vomit out of carpet.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (Ejm1K)

453 Picard is the shampeachment of Star Treks

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (HALdu)

454 409 404 >>384
Trump gives more second chances to Kim Jong than he does some people

If you're interested in all things NORK, B.R. Myers' site dubyadubyadubya sthelepress dot com is worth a look.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:41 AM (u4/yY)

==========

Also Die Another Day.

Cinema's greatest achievement involving race changing gene therapy of an Asian man into a British man.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (q80AH)

After the last few Bond movies, I'm skipping the new one unless it contains hardcore male on female pornography. It's just not worth it otherwise.

Oh and speaking of Bond movies better than Bond movies...in 'The Gentlemen', I noticed Guy Ritchie had a poster for Man from UNCLE on his wall. That's a fine film.

I'm still trying to decide how much I liked The Gentlemen, but it wasn't boring or too woke. It was kinda gay, though.

Colin Ferrell stole that fucking movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (l4C/z)

455 >>Well, it IS Valentine's day.....osted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (l4C/z)


Happy Saint Valentines Day Massacre Memorial Day.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:50 AM (u4/yY)

456 "Wait...so the windshield fluid pump is at the bottom of the reservoir...located *behind the wheel well*?"
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:38 AM (u4/yY)

My X-3 had _2_ windshield washer pumps. And a commonly available windshield washer fluid ate right through all the seals.

Posted by: Anla'shok Na at February 14, 2020 10:50 AM (qyH+l)

457 But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020


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Wasn't "Maddox" the name of the guy who wanted to take Data apart to see how he worked, in TNG's "The Measure of a Man"?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (Ejm1K)

458 457 But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020

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Wasn't "Maddox" the name of the guy who wanted to take Data apart to see how he worked, in TNG's "The Measure of a Man"?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (Ejm1K)

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Yeah, it's the same character.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (q80AH)

459 Nope, wait: Biden has six delegates

Jeb Bush retains the title of Biggest Loser

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (vPKfA)

460 Exactly my plan, if I ever end up buying a house or condo. I'm damned tired of cleaning cat vomit out of carpet.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February




You know what works for that? Interestingly? Cat fur. Spray some windex on the vomit and gently rub with the cat.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (HALdu)

461 >>Didn't they do similar things in Germany and in mental institutions in the US?

Wouldn't surprise me.
This idiot who proposed it did it as a joke, to show up those patriarchal men who dare attempt to put constraints on abortion. That the forced sterilization -- and her precious abortion -- were promoted by eugenicist Margaret Sanger is lost on her. She thinks she's being clever, not like a Nazi.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (bDqIh)

462 That there is the kind of person who is so used to moving and going and working that they can't fathom the thought of retirement because they don't know what to do with themselves if they're not working. Too much of their self-worth is wrapped up in their job. You see it in areas outside politics too. Some guys don't want to retire because they're afraid if they do, they're going to die (and they're frequently right).
Posted by: joe



They are ignorant.
I have more shit I want to do once I no longer have to waste 9+ hours of my day going to work.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (nQpdK)

463 436 Wouldn't forced vasectomies be more like forced abortions?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (Uu+Jp)

Wouldn't it be a Casus Belli?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (l4C/z)

464 394 "Make America China Now!" -- Joe Biden/Thomas Friedman 2020!!!
Posted by: ShainS, vote Bernie 2020 -- Make Gulags Great Again! at February 14, 2020 10:39 AM (WqPYg)

I seem to remember Zeke Emmanuel and John Holdren being all about forced sterilization, too.

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (UnA8+)

465 445 Yay SMOD!

The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.
Posted by: secret squirrel



Figures. Goes with the Emo Bond.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (vN4+Q)

466 The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.
Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (xyImL)

Yeah. I gave it 20 seconds worth of my valuable ear time last evening. Sappy. Just, sappy. Last Bond movie I actually watched had Roger Moore in it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (LxWV7)

467 So all day today I will be wishing all the ettes a heartfelt happy Valentines Day, and asking for a Valentines hug.

*opens arms invitingly*

PS. I'm much more comfy now that I'm a blob.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (Gtjwx)

468 Lord, can you imagine Son of the Mailman against Hillary?

We all mourn the untimely death of Presidential Candidate John Kasich after a sudden but brief illness. In the first debate against Secretary Clinton, Kasich took a sip of water and started bleeding out his eyes during the opening remarks. He was rushed to the hospital but sadly expired on the way there.

He will be missed.

-- The Alt-Universe Daily Bugle, 13 October 2016

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (ykYG2)

469 Love it how PDT is throwing the Dems shit, using the terms from their playbook.

Steal. Their gonna steal it from Bernie.

Unfair. Oooooh. The unfairness of it all.

Rigged. The system is rigged.

Make those BernieBros stay home in November. Yeah!

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (+fPHo)

470 Oh and speaking of Bond movies better than Bond movies...in 'The Gentlemen', I noticed Guy Ritchie had a poster for Man from UNCLE on his wall. That's a fine film.

I'm still trying to decide how much I liked The Gentlemen, but it wasn't boring or too woke. It was kinda gay, though.

Colin Ferrell stole that fucking movie.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020


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I'm going to have to see this movie. From what I've read, it has a lot of the same flavor -- the real danger with lighthearted dialog -- that Ritchie put into U.N.C.L.E..

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (Ejm1K)

471 I'm damned tired of cleaning cat vomit out of carpet.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (Ejm1K)

Bissell makes a great spray stain remover, I get it at Lowe's

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (a4qVe)

472 *reads the Picard side-bar*

Geez. If those leaks prove true, the whole series will be a large stinking mess of flop sweat. But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.

-
Lt. Commander Data has gone transsexual?!

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (+y/Ru)

473 We have all hardwood floors in this house. I hate carpet. I do have small area rugs.

And I work up about four. Tried to get back to sleep but one dog started barking. I got up at five. Now I'm about to fall asleep at the desk. Good thing I work from home. I may need a nap today.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (Lqy/e)

474 450 445 Yay SMOD!

The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.
Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (xyImL)

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I thought it was okay.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:49 AM (q80AH)

Didn't Shhena Easton have a flash moment as she sang "For Your Eyes Only"?

Posted by: Anla'shok Na at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (qyH+l)

475 They are ignorant.
I have more shit I want to do once I no longer have to waste 9+ hours of my day going to work.
Posted by: rickb223

---

I'm busier now than I ever was while working doing the things I want. I don't know how I found the time (to work).

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (Y4EXg)

476 you guys remember back when we had the Ebola outbreak Ace featured a doc on here who wrote some posts about the crisis? It would be cool if the Head Ewok could bring that dude back. There is a lot of misinformation and the stats i am tracking daily are only as good as the Chi-Coms are providing (which means utter bullshit).
Thing about this one that is got me a little hinked up is the quarantine centers being set up.

Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (xyImL)

477 >>It's just not worth it otherwise.

And the faggoty "kit" that Bond is getting issued, sheesh.

Today: "This is an air-pressure-activated stress-response indicator, Bond. When it is placed within ten feet of a suspected opponent, the accompanying earpiece will warn you that that individual's adrenaline level has risen, indicating a possible hostile intent toward you."

Then: "This is squirt bottle containing poison. Squirt just a drop in your mark's glass, and he'll die a sudden, agonizing, writhing death."

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (u4/yY)

478 455 >>Well, it IS Valentine's day.....osted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:45 AM (l4C/z)


Happy Saint Valentines Day Massacre Memorial Day.
Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 10:50 AM (u4/yY)

Nothing is more romantic than dead gangsters.

Well, maybe a BJ and a massage...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (l4C/z)

479 Back later. Conference call time. Hate to miss the cheeky monkey, but duty calls.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 10:53 AM (s+VTU)

480 Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:51 AM (nQpdK)

Hell yeah. You and me both Brother.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 10:54 AM (Uytaa)

481 There was a link to a You Tube video on the ONT a couple of days ago. It's very good. He does seem to know what he's talking about.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:54 AM (Lqy/e)

482 The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me want to sleep. Seeing her as some sort of sensual beauty crooning out the lyrics just isn't happening (what with the emo green hair and fake black acrylic nails).

I would have preferred Lana Del Rey sing the song- at least she can belt out a tune and has sex appeal. But hey i'm both a deplorable and Moron. What do i know.
Posted by: secret squirrel at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (xyImL)

Yeah. I gave it 20 seconds worth of my valuable ear time last evening. Sappy. Just, sappy. Last Bond movie I actually watched had Roger Moore in it.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February



Have enjoyed Bond movies forever, until the destroyer of bond, daniel craig became Bond. He and everythging about them sucks. Not going to listen to the new song, not going to see the movie.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:54 AM (HALdu)

483 OT rant update:

Contacted lawyer, he's already advised, "Bullshit, you have a Durable Power of Attorney and the demands of the escrow company are unreasonable. Throw it back to your agent and if your agent is unwilling to resolve the issue, I will be glad to take over."


Paraphrasing to a certain extent.

My lawyer does estates and trusts so, this is in his wheelhouse.




Again, thanks to all.

Damn, amazing how quickly things can get sorted with modern technology.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 10:54 AM (QyoQ9)

484 Exactly my plan, if I ever end up buying a house or condo. I'm damned tired of cleaning cat vomit out of carpet.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February

You know what works for that? Interestingly? Cat fur. Spray some windex on the vomit and gently rub with the cat.
Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020


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And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (Ejm1K)

485 That caused all of us apprentices to run a
years-long game of what the British space program would look like.
They'd be lithe and lovely, handle and brake breathtakingly, and leak
oil right across the known universe. They would smoke when they ran, but
the smoke would smell like castor oil. And they would never blast off
on the first kick.


Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (8IOEj)

and the lights would never work.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (9Om/r)

486 >> The new Bond theme song by Billie Eilish is out. I just listened to
it. Lyrics are silly. The tempo is slow and trance inducing, making me
want to sleep.


Ugh. At least it wasn't Cardi B.
Should've had Adele do it again.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (bDqIh)

487 *finishes dosing the candy Valentine hearts with LSD*

Note to self: Another good reason not to attend a Moron Meet-up



I'm damned tired of cleaning cat vomit out of carpet.

Note to self: Another good reason not to get a cat

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (m45I2)

488 484 And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (Ejm1K)

What, no chainmail?

Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (UnA8+)

489 And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (Ejm1K)

ho boy. Hears the Horde Emergency Medical Team coming down the street.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Gtjwx)

490 I'm going to have to see this movie. From what I've read, it has a lot of the same flavor -- the real danger with lighthearted dialog -- that Ritchie put into U.N.C.L.E..
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (Ejm1K)

You'll probably like it.

It's a lot more 'telling' than 'showing'; UNCLE had more 'show'. But the bit with the pig and the tabloid editor...

Mwah! Magnificent.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (l4C/z)

491 My cat conveniently threw up in the bathroom sink last night.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Lqy/e)

492 To boldly go where no man one whatever, dude, has gone before!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (+y/Ru)

493 And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (Ejm1K)

What, no chainmail?
Posted by: Allie at February 14, 2020


*
*

If we still had army surplus stores around, I'd get some of those thick motorcyle gloves. . . .

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (Ejm1K)

494 I must have missed something but are the neverTrumpers really Catshit lovers? Why?

Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (Uu+Jp)

495 And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February


Interestingly, rubbing alcohol and cat fur.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (HALdu)

496 I'm busier now than I ever was while working doing the things I want. I don't know how I found the time (to work).
Posted by: Tonypete


You found the time because you never got to fo what you wanted to do.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (nQpdK)

497 494 I must have missed something but are the neverTrumpers really Catshit lovers? Why?
Posted by: Northernlurker, still lurking after all these years at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (Uu+Jp)

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Have been since 2016 when he was the lone anti-Trump voice in the Republican primary who also wasn't very conservative.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (q80AH)

498 Happy Saint Valentines Day Massacre Memorial Day.

-
Give her a Tommy Gun!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

499 Should've had Adele do it again.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (bDqIh)

Madeleine Peyrou. Or Norah Jones.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (LxWV7)

500 495
And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February





Interestingly, rubbing alcohol and cat fur.





Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:57 AM (HALdu)

then wrap the whole thing in duct tape.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (Gtjwx)

501 494 I must have missed something but are the neverTrumpers really Catshit lovers? Why?


He's a weak loser.

Posted by: Puddleglum at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (vN4+Q)

502 And what do you recommend to treat and stitch up my slashed arms and hands?

*******

Oddly enough, a little 'hair of the dog'.

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (m45I2)

503 Not Data, but the blond gal at the Daystrom* Institute apparently is going to be revealved to be transsexual.

But they still can't give Picard hair in the 24th Century.

*Dr. Richard Daystrom who created the M-5 computer by imprinting his brainwaves on the circuits and hence it got his mental issues and thus proceeded to wage war against USS Lexington and three other ships.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (C1i7d)

504 ho boy. Hears the Horde Emergency Medical Team coming down the street.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February




Says the guy that follows ambulances in his roach coach.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (HALdu)

505 The country's "scientists" do love them some SMOD.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (Hn8E7)

506 Lt. Commander Data has gone transsexual?!

Posted by: Dr. Emilio Lizardo at February 14, 2020 10:52 AM (+y/Ru)


I am fully functional in all modalities.

Posted by: LtCmdr Data at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (q1Pj5)

507 Hears the Horde Emergency Medical Team coming down the street.


I always recommend immediate evisceration and embalming.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (wzVKm)

508 462 That there is the kind of person who is so used to moving and going and working that they can't fathom the thought of retirement because they don't know what to do with themselves if they're not working. Too much of their self-worth is wrapped up in their job. You see it in areas outside politics too. Some guys don't want to retire because they're afraid if they do, they're going to die (and they're frequently right).
Posted by: joe


men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)

509 **jumpy claps for Blake**

I love this place, this is why I get nothing done.

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (a4qVe)

510 Should've had Adele do it again.
Posted by: Lizzy at February 14, 2020 10:55 AM (bDqIh)




No, sucky song for a sucky movie

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (HALdu)

511 I am fully functional in all modalities.
Posted by: LtCmdr Data at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM


Remain blessed.

Posted by: A Nigerian Prince at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (ejd/p)

512 If we still had army surplus stores around, I'd get some of those thick motorcyle gloves. . . .
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius



Welding store. I have three pair of welding gloves that I used for hawks, owls & eagles. One pair has extra long cuffs.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (nQpdK)

513 I have 2 people in my office who are over 70 (women surprisingly ). And my male director is 69. I always ask them why the hell are they still working and not enjoying their grandkids and/or the fruits of their lifetime of labor while they are still healthy enough to do so.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (Uytaa)

514 Says the guy that follows ambulances in his roach coach.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 10:58 AM (HALdu)

hey! I resemble that remark!

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (Gtjwx)

515 James Bond's time is past. To want to watch a Bond movie, you have to want to believe that there are is a group of secretive and highly competent people working in the government to protect you from the Bad Guys. While these people may do morally questionable things, we still have to believe that the Bad Guys are unambiguously evil, and that the Good Guys are still at their heart, good.

People don't trust in the altruism or the competency of our government any more, and we're not allowed to make Bad Guys that aren't white dudes, so it's very hard to make a relevant and believable plot set in the current day.

So you have to turn James Bond into Jason Borne, or Ethan Hawke where it's the one guy working against the bad parts of his own government. Which is what they did with Craig, and it can work, but then he's not James Bond any more. It's just another generic action/thriller.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (KUaJL)

516 btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)

National Bitterness Day is Feb 15th.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (l4C/z)

517 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February



There is a phrase in German

Men are what they do women are who they are.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (HALdu)

518 My cat conveniently threw up in the bathroom sink last night.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Lqy/e)


That's one polite cat.

Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (q1Pj5)

519 *Dr. Richard Daystrom who created the M-5 computer by imprinting his brainwaves on the circuits and hence it got his mental issues and thus proceeded to wage war against USS Lexington and three other ships.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020


*
*

Kirk: "Get down to Engineering before it changes its mind and yank out every hookup that makes M-5 run. Pull out the plug, Spock!"

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:01 AM (Ejm1K)

520 btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)




Assuming the v is for vag the grinc equiv is ADay

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:01 AM (HALdu)

521 I like the Guns and Roses version of 'Live and Let Die' better than the wimpy original.

Fuck you, Paul McCartney, you limp dick soy boy.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at February 14, 2020 11:01 AM (l4C/z)

522 btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)
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Yeah, it's the other 364 days of the year.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 11:01 AM (QyoQ9)

523 So Picard, latest episode.

Romulan warrior monks.

Stupid.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 14, 2020 11:01 AM (w2+ag)

524 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)
I disagree. I've been a nurse for over 30 years and have been home due to cancer for a year. Ive realized I've been all career and no "me" . I have no idea how to resolve this, it's an interesting issue.

Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (a4qVe)

525 My cat conveniently threw up in the bathroom sink last night.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 14, 2020 10:56 AM (Lqy/e)

That's one polite cat.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020


*
*

If Marie concluded the litterbox was not clean enough for her regal rump, she would use the bathtub. Annoying, but you gotta admit, if a cat's going to do that, the bathtub is not a bad choice.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (Ejm1K)

526 John Kelly's wife's bull says John Kelly can't watch anymore.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (CLteG)

527 That's one polite cat.
Posted by: Count de Monet at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (q1Pj5)
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Oddly enough, one of our pooches, when he's about to hurl, heads outside.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (QyoQ9)

528 So Romulan warrior monks or Jedi?

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (C1i7d)

529 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

Posted by: nurse ratched


Maybe the difference of working well into your 70's or 80's is the difference between having a "profession" versus just having a fucking job?

Because I just have a fucking job and can't wait for 3:30 to get here every day so I can leave.

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (nQpdK)

530 I disagree. I've been a nurse for over 30 years and have been home due to cancer for a year. Ive realized I've been all career and no "me" . I have no idea how to resolve this, it's an interesting issue.
Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM (a4qVe)

Doesn't mean it cant happen with women, but just it's more frequent with guys.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (KUaJL)

531 I don't get the hatred for Craig as Bond.

His movies were the first to take Bond as a character seriously since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Ever since, he's been secret agent man with an accent. There have been fun movies in that long run, but it was always rather shallow.

Casino Royale actually had Bond go through an actual arc. He became much more than just secret agent man with a British accent.

Quantum of Solace is a mess (because of the writer's strike and a skeleton of a first draft that they filmed from), but what's there is at least interesting for Bond. He works through his rage. It's not entirely successful, but it's something.

Skyfall is Bond learning to deal with the past. How to operate when he's been wronged. He and Silva are mirror images. Silva goes for revenge against M. Bond simply goes back to do his duty. It's kind of M's movie more than Bond's but Bond is strong, uses elements of his past (like the Aston Martin from Goldfinger and his childhood home) to successfully fight off the more modern Silva.

Bond was interesting for those movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (q80AH)

532 I laugh knowing some of you were suckered into watching the new Woke Trek.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (CLteG)

533 >>524
men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession,
not as a person. Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)

This is incorrect.

Resume your sandwich-making.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (u4/yY)

534 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)


Trying to figure out how you got to know me so well when we've never met.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (kUmUV)

535 Men are what they do women are who they are.

*******

Männer sind was tun, und Damen sind wer sind...


...und little lambs eat ivy

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (m45I2)

536 515 James Bond's time is past. To want to watch a Bond movie, you have to want to believe that there are is a group of secretive and highly competent people working in the government to protect you from the Bad Guys. While these people may do morally questionable things, we still have to believe that the Bad Guys are unambiguously evil, and that the Good Guys are still at their heart, good.

People don't trust in the altruism or the competency of our government any more, and we're not allowed to make Bad Guys that aren't white dudes, so it's very hard to make a relevant and believable plot set in the current day.

So you have to turn James Bond into Jason Borne, or Ethan Hawke where it's the one guy working against the bad parts of his own government. Which is what they did with Craig, and it can work, but then he's not James Bond any more. It's just another generic action/thriller.
Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 11:00 AM (KUaJL)

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Spectre is all about Bond going up against the surveillance state, shooting his way through Nine Eyes (instead of Five Eyes).

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (q80AH)

537 I laugh knowing some of you were suckered into watching the new Woke Trek.

---

Morbid curiosity.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (w2+ag)

538 men have this issue more than women. they identify
as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society
as a whole.



Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)


when our company got absorbed by our competitor after many years i was beside myself. Lost.

My cowroker (gal) said. "you're not Cannibal Blob the Medical Rep, you're Cannibal Bob. Its separate."
Still having trouble at my age not having a set career and trying to figure out what to do. I feel purposeless.

*lays down on couch*

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (Gtjwx)

539 Skyfall is Bond learning to deal with the past. Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (q80AH)

Skyfall is Bond learning to deal with being Q in LGBTQWERTY.

Posted by: Zod at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (u4/yY)

540 I don't identify as my profession. I just got bills to pay.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (1ISKN)

541 537 I laugh knowing some of you were suckered into watching the new Woke Trek.

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Morbid curiosity.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (w2+ag)

=========

First episode was free on Youtube.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:05 AM (q80AH)

542 435
what the
British space program would look like. They'd be lithe and lovely,
handle and brake breathtakingly, and leak oil right across the known
universe. They would smoke when they ran


so... the brits built the spaceships used by the knights of ren? i thought they were just rolling coal.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (sGtp+)

543 I don't get the hatred for Craig as Bond.

His movies were the first to take Bond as a character seriously since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Ever since, he's been secret agent man with an accent. There have been fun movies in that long run, but it was always rather shallow.

Casino Royale actually had Bond go through an actual arc. He became much more than just secret agent man with a British accent.

Quantum of Solace is a mess (because of the writer's strike and a skeleton of a first draft that they filmed from), but what's there is at least interesting for Bond. He works through his rage. It's not entirely successful, but it's something.

Skyfall is Bond learning to deal with the past. How to operate when he's been wronged. He and Silva are mirror images. Silva goes for revenge against M. Bond simply goes back to do his duty. It's kind of M's movie more than Bond's but Bond is strong, uses elements of his past (like the Aston Martin from Goldfinger and his childhood home) to successfully fight off the more modern Silva.

Bond was interesting for those movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020


*
*

+ 1,000. When Craig was announced, yes, I said, "Oh, no, a *blond* Bond?" But the character is more than just a set of physical traits. Craig has done very well with the role. And Skyfall I think would be a great adventure story even if the name "James Bond" were not attached to it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (Ejm1K)

544 The first Craig Bond film is good. Just from the second on it has descended into worse and worse.

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (C1i7d)

545 Spectre is all about Bond going up against the surveillance state, shooting his way through Nine Eyes (instead of Five Eyes).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (q80AH)

I'll admit, the Bond franchise was never one that I was super excited about. I'd watch them, but I don't really have any particular nostalgia or fondness for the character in any iteration.

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (KUaJL)

546 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)

Women talk too much.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (CLteG)

547 why does Bond have to be serious?!?!

the best ever Bond was Sean who was definitely not serious

and Roger Moore was also very good- and not serious

Bond used to be FUN. it's stupid now all "ooh hyper serious bond" with an ugly bad actor boring as shite Bond like Craig

ew

the franchise is no more - the Craig-Bond is like a Borg-Bond. dull and pointless

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! (DlsPn) at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (j9HX3)

548 411 the TV series 'Salvation'. Cancelled after 2 seasons.

So, this series flew by Earth audiences without anybody noticing. . .

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at February 14, 2020 10:42 AM (ykYG2)

Yup, pretty much.

Posted by: Tami at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (cF8AT)

549 Rhetorical question: Would you rather be beside yourself with joy or finally coming into your own?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (m45I2)

550 His movies were the first to take Bond as a character seriously since On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Ever since, he's been secret agent man with an accent. There have been fun movies in that long run, but it was always rather shallow.

Casino Royale actually had Bond go through an actual arc. He became much more than just secret agent man with a British accent.

Quantum of Solace is a mess (because of the writer's strike and a skeleton of a first draft that they filmed from), but what's there is at least interesting for Bond. He works through his rage. It's not entirely successful, but it's something.

Skyfall is Bond learning to deal with the past. How to operate when he's been wronged. He and Silva are mirror images. Silva goes for revenge against M. Bond simply goes back to do his duty. It's kind of M's movie more than Bond's but Bond is strong, uses elements of his past (like the Aston Martin from Goldfinger and his childhood home) to successfully fight off the more modern Silva.

Bond was interesting for those movies.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at Februar




No. bond is not supposed to do any of that. You may as well have Q give him a vag. He is supposed to be a cool guy that goes to cool places, does cool things gets into trouble, gets out of trouble, and gets laid. That is it.

No one needed Bond to get in touch with his feminine side from the beginning half way through Brosnan.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (HALdu)

551 Bond lost something when it transitioned into more of an action move.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (1ISKN)

552 I will say I gave up on Doctor Who when Capladi was in some prison on Gallifrey and it ended with Jenna Coleman flying around the universe in a diner.

Ugh. Stupid even for DW.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (w2+ag)

553 Huh, conference call delayed until 12. Lucky me. Now I miss lunch.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (s+VTU)

554 549
Rhetorical question: Would you rather be beside yourself with joy or finally coming into your own?

Posted by: Muldoon at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (m45I2)

you know there's woman here right? gees. vulgar.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 11:08 AM (Gtjwx)

555 Did you buy chocolate, flowers, or jewelry like we pressured you to do?

Good. Now tell that person you're with that "you love them".


Stand by for your future orders.

Posted by: Corporate Marketers at February 14, 2020 11:08 AM (M20vx)

556 Spectre is all about Bond going up against the surveillance state, shooting his way through Nine Eyes (instead of Five Eyes).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:04 AM (q80AH)
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Spectre criminally misused Christoph Waltz and had Bond making stupid errors in safe gun handling.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Co. Q, 365th Dog Faced Pony Soldier Bn. at February 14, 2020 11:08 AM (jW9oF)

557 Pluto TV's Sci-Fi channel had the first episode free so watched it. And no Picard is not getting any more of my time. Much less any more processing cycles. Nyah

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 11:08 AM (C1i7d)

558 Posted by: Cheribebe at February 14, 2020 11:02 AM

interestingly, I identify more as a mom than anything.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 11:09 AM (d7Ww2)

559 why does Bond have to be serious?!?!

the best ever Bond was Sean who was definitely not serious
. . .
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! (DlsPn) at February 14, 2020


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Connery's Bond was quite serious in the first two films, serious and tough, yet charming with Honey and Tatiana. It was Goldfinger when the filmmakers started on the lighthearted roll.

If you want fun spy stuff, check out Guy Ritchie's The Man From U.N.C.L.E. from 2015.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:09 AM (Ejm1K)

560 Spectre is all about Bond going up against the surveillance state, shooting his way through Nine Eyes (instead of Five Eyes).
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February




Spectre was a stupidly violent waste.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:09 AM (HALdu)

561 monkey nood

Posted by: joe, living dangerously at February 14, 2020 11:09 AM (KUaJL)

562 Ok, today i find a life. but first cawfee. Luego

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at February 14, 2020 11:09 AM (Gtjwx)

563 *reads the Picard side-bar*

Geez. If those leaks prove true, the whole series will be a large stinking mess of flop sweat. But hey at least it seems their stand-in for Trump, Maddox, is trying to give the galaxy the Nexus-8/33-S.
Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 10:47 AM (C1i7d)

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This is what happens when your first concern in creating a story isn't the story.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 10:48 AM (q80AH)



All streaming series since Trump won need to come with a big "Let the Buyer Beware!" sticker.

I picked up a blu-ray of "Doom Patrol" a few months ago, mostly cuz it was on a very nice sale and it had great reviews(by critics) and young naturalfake was a big fan of Doom Patrol comix.

The first 2 episodes were pretty good. I wasn't totally wild about some of the changes but I was ready for more.

Then "DP" morphed into the gayest thing since Guy Richie changed his name to Gay Richie and took the Gay Train to Gay Town and made a movie titled, "The Gay Gentlemen".


The problem wasn't that Negative Man was teh ghey (whatevs).

It was that most of the series devolved into Gay Negative Man's Gay Problems that had pretty much zero to do with the overall plot.

If you find gay romance particularly compelling, it was probably great.

Otherwise, I don't watch a fucking superhero movie for social instruction.

Yeesh.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 14, 2020 11:10 AM (z0XD8)

564 547 why does Bond have to be serious?!?!

the best ever Bond was Sean who was definitely not serious

and Roger Moore was also very good- and not serious

Bond used to be FUN. it's stupid now all "ooh hyper serious bond" with an ugly bad actor boring as shite Bond like Craig

ew

the franchise is no more - the Craig-Bond is like a Borg-Bond. dull and pointless
Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! (DlsPn) at February 14, 2020 11:06 AM (j9HX3)

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Why not be serious?

Connery was actually pretty serious, especially in comparison to Moore. Connery was a predator as Bond. He used sex as a weapon. Moore did it because he liked it.

They're all radically different takes, and Craig is a good Bond for a more serious take, although he does quip pretty well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:10 AM (q80AH)

565 Rhetorical question: Would you rather be beside yourself with joy or finally coming into your own?
Posted by: Muldoon


Coming into my own what? Sex robot?

Posted by: rickb223 at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (nQpdK)

566 Welding store. I have three pair of welding gloves that I used for hawks, owls & eagles. One pair has extra long cuffs.
Posted by: rickb223

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I have a pair of welding gauntlets I use only when cooking.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (Y4EXg)

567 515
So you have to turn James Bond into Jason Borne, or Ethan Hawke
where it's the one guy working against the bad parts of his own
government. Which is what they did with Craig, and it can work, but then
he's not James Bond any more.


which is precisely what i thought about one of the ones that had baron wossname from flash gordon. something something dalton, i think. only bond movie i nearly walked out on.

Posted by: Anachronda at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (sGtp+)

568 And Ghost in the Shell 2045 looks like Netflix threw a lot of money along with script demands at Production IG to produce something that reminds me in CGI terms with the first Appleseed movie

https://youtu.be/YjLL3qDtHVI

Posted by: Anna Puma at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (C1i7d)

569 >>> Romulan warrior monks


We have those too. They wear a green beanie.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (1g7ch)

570 Cheribebe, how are you?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at February 14, 2020 11:11 AM (G546f)

571 men have this issue more than women. they identify as their profession, not as a person. it's a sad reflection on society as a whole.

Posted by: nurse ratched at February 14, 2020 10:59 AM (d7Ww2)

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I don't think there's anything wrong with identifying as your profession and through that, showing one is a responsible adult, capable of taking care of their family.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 11:12 AM (QyoQ9)

572 Bandersnatch' bday? What are the chances! Happy birthday.

1 in 366 ... this being Leap Year ???

Posted by: Adriane Wot sez 'Oy!' Alot These Days ... at February 14, 2020 11:12 AM (LPnfS)

573 550 No. bond is not supposed to do any of that. You may as well have Q give him a vag. He is supposed to be a cool guy that goes to cool places, does cool things gets into trouble, gets out of trouble, and gets laid. That is it.

No one needed Bond to get in touch with his feminine side from the beginning half way through Brosnan.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:07 AM (HALdu)

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Then Bond shouldn't be a character, just an archetype on which to hang action set pieces.

If that's all you want from Bond, fine, have fun with Roger Moore.

But the idea that it's invalid to take an existing character and add dimension to him is weird. I mean, it's not like they're making him someone he's not. He's still the badass spy who beds beautiful women and does awesome things. There's just more to him than that now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:12 AM (q80AH)

574 Why not be serious?

Connery was actually pretty serious, especially in comparison to Moore. Connery was a predator as Bond. He used sex as a weapon. Moore did it because he liked it.

They're all radically different takes, and Craig is a good Bond for a more serious take, although he does quip pretty well.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February



Because that is not what Bond is. Nobody cares about somebody elses take. Do the movie with the character as you were told. That is it.

If you want to do something different go make your own character.

Craig Bond is just woke Bond

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:12 AM (HALdu)

575 Rhetorical question: Would you rather be beside yourself with joy or finally coming into your own?
Posted by: Muldoon

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Well, I'm a Gemini so beside myself is my go to.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 14, 2020 11:12 AM (Y4EXg)

576 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:13 AM (Ejm1K)

577 which is precisely what i thought about one of the ones that had baron wossname from flash gordon. something something dalton, i think. only bond movie i nearly walked out on.
Posted by: Anachronda at February 14, 2020


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Timothy Dalton. His two films I don't recall well, but the first, Living Daylights, I enjoyed in the theatre.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at February 14, 2020 11:15 AM (Ejm1K)

578 Thanks, cheribebe!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at February 14, 2020 11:16 AM (QyoQ9)

579 You never appreciate how good Timothy Dalton's Bond wsa until you watch Craig's.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:17 AM (HALdu)

580 Then Bond shouldn't be a character, just an archetype on which to hang action set pieces.

If that's all you want from Bond, fine, have fun with Roger Moore.

But the idea that it's invalid to take an existing character and add dimension to him is weird. I mean, it's not like they're making him someone he's not. He's still the badass spy who beds beautiful women and does awesome things. There's just more to him than that now.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February




Bond was never a bad ass spy. He was a spy that engaged in some bad assery when necessary. He was an archetype. What woke Bond has done with Craig is not that different from vandalizing the canon that sjws do with other things.

Posted by: not so at February 14, 2020 11:19 AM (HALdu)

581 I don't get the hatred for Craig as Bond.

. . .


Bond was interesting for those movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, 003 with a License to Kill at February 14, 2020 11:03 AM (q80AH)



I don't think it's hatred of Craig AS Bond, I think it's dislike of Craig himself, who always gives the impression to me of thinking he is better than the role, and that the Franchise is lucky to have picked him instead of any one of 30 other actors who would shine as Bond. I just don't like him personally. He does a great job with the role, however.

Posted by: Sharkman at February 14, 2020 11:19 AM (Hn8E7)

582 in 'The Gentlemen', I noticed Guy Ritchie had a poster for Man from UNCLE on his wall.
It was directed by Guy Ritchie.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at February 14, 2020 11:23 AM (8IOEj)

583 btw, is there a grinch equivalent to VDay?

Posted by: nurse ratched

Woodpecker Day ?

Posted by: JT at February 14, 2020 11:23 AM (arJlL)

584 looks like a Disney cartoon

Posted by: Little Brian at February 14, 2020 11:49 AM (ZZEwZ)

585 New Texas Tribune poll out has Trump ahead of Sanders by only 2 pts (47-45).

Trump will lose WI, MI and PA if that's the case.

Posted by: ggreg at February 14, 2020 12:04 PM (045k4)

586 I like the painting. It reminds me the colonial portraits done by the local sign painter - crude, but the character comes across quite powerfully. The primitive composition and the dark, threatening palette remind me of the paintings of Henri Rousseau. It's not quite as surreal, with fewer elements of fantasy and the weird; but I get the feeling that nothing is quite as it appears - that something dark is hiding just around the corner. It's crude, but it's also good.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (S6ArX)

587 Posted by: Brown Line at February 14, 2020 12:12 PM (S6ArX)
I agree with you. When I first saw it this morning I was viewing a very small crummy phone screen. I'm on a desktop PC, and it's even better in this rendition.

Posted by: kallisto at February 14, 2020 01:31 PM (DJFLF)

588 A storms coming lets get the moo cows rounded and into the Barn then we go in and play a game of Monopoly

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at February 14, 2020 04:13 PM (wGqjj)

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