Mid-Morning Art Thread

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Largeness
Caspar David Friedrich

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Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 zzzzz...

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (8JqLB)

2 Beautiful

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (Jzz++)

3 uno

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (zr5Kq)

4 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (UWqZJ)

5 Looks like a mud flat...bet it smells like a mud flat.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

6 looks almost photographic

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (UWqZJ)

7 And it might be a peat bog

Posted by: Pete Bog at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (Jzz++)

8 Is that what we call a marsh ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:31 AM (zr5Kq)

9 Ooooooh , colerdy pictures

Posted by: Pissed off Patriot at March 26, 2020 09:32 AM (JNTt1)

10 prayers not answered, be prepared to be swamped with complaints...No BOOBS no ART.

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 09:32 AM (5IHGB)

11 More of a bog ?

Don't get bogged down !

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:32 AM (zr5Kq)

12 Slightly better than the nekid midget.

Posted by: dingbat at March 26, 2020 09:32 AM (KylN9)

13 maybe a swamp. bet it has a lot of mosquitos carrying ZIKA virus.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (zr5Kq)

14 Should be some carp spawning in it

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (8JqLB)

15

THAT's NOT a PENINSULA or a nudist colony............

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (5IHGB)

16 Here is what I like about this painting - the sky.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (zr5Kq)

17 Looks like a golf course hazard

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (vd8XM)

18 Nice to see some realism, as someone else said, the painting is almost photographic.

Posted by: CN at March 26, 2020 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

19 Should be some carp spawning in it

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 09:33 AM (8JqLB)

Never drink the water.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 09:34 AM (X/Pw5)

20 Nice. Very calming.

Posted by: Guzalot at March 26, 2020 09:34 AM (Rz36l)

21
Alternate title:

"In the Rough: Fairbanks Alaska Golf Club and Kodiak Preserve"

Posted by: naturalfake at March 26, 2020 09:35 AM (z0XD8)

22 Nothing but Blue Sky do I see

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 26, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

23 That is One Nasty Water Hazard.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 09:35 AM (90T4r)

24 20 Nice. Very calming.
Posted by: Guzalot at March 26, 2020 09:34 AM (Rz36l)

Agreed. I think my BP dropped from looking at it.

Would hang.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:35 AM (s9Eo8)

25 Focus !!!! beep beep !!!

Posted by: Qmark at March 26, 2020 09:35 AM (Q+Qk+)

26 I dig it. I like photorealism.

Posted by: no good deed at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (MmFTx)

27 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

28 You know, I can see this kind of stuff any time I want. It is very common. Why paint it ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (zr5Kq)

29 Kinda generic. Needs boobs, too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (NWiLs)

30 Never heard the term Largeness. From online dicts: the quality of being pretentious, unnaturalness being unnatural or based on unnatural principles.

I don't see either. In fact that looks like nature everywhere around me on the GA coast.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (l6b3d)

31 That's a picture, not a painting.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (Zz0t1)

32 Very dramatic. Very pretty. Love the yellow in the sky. I actually like this one. It's calming.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (e/H31)

33

WARNING : BEAVER FEVER.

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (5IHGB)

34
*shakes fist at Bruce*

Shouldn't you be Batman somewhere or something?

*kicks rock*

Posted by: naturalfake at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (z0XD8)

35 My dumbphone prevents me from seeing detail in the foreground, so I have to focus on the colors on the horizon that evoke serenity and lend one to zone out.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (XNkEi)

36 Have I said I love Friedrich, cuz I love Friedrich.

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (VQp/A)

37 Wait... the title is 'largeness' ?!

Has to be a modern work.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (s9Eo8)

38 You know, I can see this kind of stuff any time I want. It is very common. Why paint it ?
Posted by: runner

In case you have to shelter in place

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (vd8XM)

39 Wetlands!

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (q1Pj5)

40 It looks tidal, and tidal areas like estuaries are good.

There's an odd lack of salt marsh, though, sawgrass and the like. It looks like a tidal area next to farmland, so maybe it's way upstream.

I would go down to the mouth and poke a fly around the edges. The game fish wait for the bait to be swept off the mud flats.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (c4UJn)

41 Watch out for the Largeness monster!!

Posted by: exhelodrvr at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (NrWYG)

42 18 Nice to see some realism, as someone else said, the painting is almost photographic.
Posted by: CN at March 26, 2020 09:34 AM (ONvIw)

Friedrich has shifty eyes.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 09:37 AM (90T4r)

43 There's a lot of social distancing going on.

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at March 26, 2020 09:37 AM (KhUQ4)

44 He perfectly captured a place where I wouldn't want to be, I think because of mosquitoes. It's like a photograph, the feeling is so strong.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 09:37 AM (asM0l)

45 I like this. It has yellow.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (lwiT4)

46 In case you have to shelter in place
Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (vd8XM)


*taps chin


hmmmm, cromulent point

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (zr5Kq)

47 Looks wet.

But I like the open space and the wide sky. Where is this supposed to be?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (rpbg1)

48 And it might be a peat bog

*********

Yeah, We've Heard That One Before - a limerick

There once was a man named O'Delph
A right sprightly old Irish elf
Every day (just his luck)
He was covered in muck
'Cause he always re-peated himself.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

49 Great. Union B.S. buried in relief bill. F'ing commies gotta commie. Nanzi will be gloating about these "protections." I hate these people.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (7Fj9P)

50 The EPA stormtroopers are just out of frame on the left.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (NWiLs)

51 Movies are art but I'm leaving my thorough chastising of that child James Madison in the last thread.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (c4UJn)

52 Looks like my front yard. I'm sick of all this rain.

Posted by: Case at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (U5lak)

53 Butt to the wall, man.

There's likely otters.....otters everywhere.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (Zz0t1)

54 The balance of the composition , both subject and color palette , makes this painting beautiful.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (2DOZq)

55 Kinda generic. Needs boobs, too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (NWiLs)

Large ones?

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (q1Pj5)

56 Shouldn't you be Batman somewhere or something?

*kicks rock*

Posted by: naturalfake

I just brought up the idea,
You ran with it and gave the title-st

"In the Rough: Fairbanks Alaska Golf Club and Kodiak Preserve"

You are the WINNER!!

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (vd8XM)

57 /adjust sock

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (m45I2)

58 That is art!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (BiNEL)

59 On my wall now.

Posted by: azalea city at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (WX+x0)

60 Friedrich is Kris's favorite artist, IIRC. I like the painting-- just got back from the madhouse (aka the supermarket), and it's nice to have a picture with some soft blues and greens.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (pPNCa)

61
Beautiful landscape. Thanks CBD.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (pS94+)

62 That water is full of frogs.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (zr5Kq)

63 I like the sky colors - not so vivid but warm and calming.

But I also feel bugs and boot sucking mud.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (Y4EXg)

64 Maxine Waters says, "Dis is Gubming Largeness to da poor..."

Posted by: Mister Roger's Mean Nun at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (u0crE)

65 Large ones?
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (q1Pj5)

Who would wish for any other type?

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (s9Eo8)

66 sunrise or sunset?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (8JqLB)

67 51 Movies are art but I'm leaving my thorough chastising of that child James Madison in the last thread.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (c4UJn)

=========

I responded back there, old man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (UWqZJ)

68 it looks like a photo

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (G546f)

69 I don't like it.

The yellow sky looks like a cut/paste job. The trees are just amorphous blobs that even I could paint, and the muddy field reminds me of the aftermath of mid west floods.

Depressing.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (sGotD)

70 Wait... the title is 'largeness' ?!

Has to be a modern work.
Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (s9Eo8


Just don't give that damn Largeness Monster tree-fiddy.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

71 Lots of bogs I haven't seen, but this looks to me like Southern Maine.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (s9Eo8)

72

Is it live or is it Memorex?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (+k5vA)

73 I like this one. Feels almost like you're there in person.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (+0AKE)

74 30
Never heard the term Largeness. From online dicts: the quality of being
pretentious, unnaturalness being unnatural or based on unnatural
principles.



I don't see either. In fact that looks like nature everywhere around me on the GA coast.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 09:36 AM (l6b3d)
I don't see that either. It could be a matter of an imperfect translation of the original German title. Without knowing that definition, I took largeness as literal, and thought of "Big Sky Country" in Montana. All nature and no people for miles around. Although there look to be a tiny boat in the creek, off-center right.

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (VQp/A)

75 it looks like a photo
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (G546f)


This is my sentiment as well.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

76 My dumbphone prevents me from seeing detail in the foreground, so I have to focus on the colors on the horizon that evoke serenity and lend one to zone out.
Posted by: kallisto

There are 3 naked men dancing in the foreground

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (arJlL)

77 I like the sky colors - not so vivid but warm and calming.

But I also feel bugs and boot sucking mud.
Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020


*
*

Which is why I like the dry areas of the West and Southwest.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (rpbg1)

78 Veer sinuous painting.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (90T4r)

79 Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, sailor delight.


I don't know about a yellow sky. Kidney problems?



Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (gmo/4)

80 Nice picture, quite tranquil.

Can imagine meditating there, using my mantra of "Fuck China".

Posted by: Boxx Culvert, in the return line with a box of panic at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (wmfhQ)

81 Cranberry bog.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (Vddbf)

82 Nice landscape in and of itself. Kind of lacks a point of interest, though (for me). Like an empty stage.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (E+OcO)

83 Wonderful painting, terrible name.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (V2Yro)

84 When I embiggen it, it reminds me more of when they drain the "liquid" out of the muck ponds at the treatment plant.

With a nice sunrise though

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (vd8XM)

85 Turtles, snakes and frogs. And toads. They love that muddy water.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (zr5Kq)

86 I like this guy. We've had other paintings by him, yes?

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (ZLI7S)

87 Large ones?
Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (q1Pj5)

Who would wish for any other type?
Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020


*
8

Some men say "More than a mouthful is wasted."

They (a) have no concept of how to use a gift, and (b) have small mouths.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (rpbg1)

88 Where is the Largeness Monster?

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (asM0l)

89 75 it looks like a photo
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:39 AM (G546f)

This is my sentiment as well.
Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM (Zz0t1)

Friedrich was related to the Leica family. Maybe.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (90T4r)

90 The 100 comment rule is new to me. Are you trying to cap it at 100 for server issues? Picture reminds of backyards growing up after the spring rains made everything a marsh.

Posted by: Jeffrey at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (FsRGZ)

91 At first, I thought 'Tidal creek', but mountains, so likely just hasn't rained in a while.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (xSo9G)

92 Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Red sky at night, sailor delight.

Posted by: Archer


Red light at night, party at the cat house.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (Vddbf)

93 Looked him up...I like Monastery Graveyard In The Snow.

Posted by: Winston at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (RyWXu)

94 Probably smells horrible, emits noxious gases. Stay there for half an hour and you die.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)

95 Some men say "More than a mouthful is wasted."

They (a) have no concept of how to use a gift, and (b) have small mouths.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 09:42 AM (rpbg1)

Indeed.

**Sees CBD glaring**


errr.... nice picture!

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (s9Eo8)

96 Cranberry bog.

Nah, cranberry bogs are artificial impoundments. They keep a level of water in the bog all summer and then it's released in the fall for the harvest.

That means it blocks natural streams. Nearly every stream on Cape Cod was bogged in the 19th century and it extincted the sea run brook trout.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (c4UJn)

97 gonna need the tall rubber boots

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (G546f)

98 It's just up the river from Lochness.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (dLLD6)

99
I don't know about a yellow sky. Kidney problems?



Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (gmo/


Chinese Virus Warning.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (Zz0t1)

100 82 Nice landscape in and of itself. Kind of lacks a point of interest, though (for me). Like an empty stage.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at March 26, 2020 09:41 AM (E+OcO)

Well, he painted it, and let 7 year old Hansel name it, for his birthday

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (90T4r)

101 Probably smells horrible, emits noxious gases. Stay there for half an hour and you die.
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)

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This.... stagnant marshes are not fun places to be. Esp in the summer.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (nw6Hr)

102 Marsh, Marsh, Marsh!!!

Posted by: Jan Brady at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (m45I2)

103 Most all Caspar David Friedrich paintings are aesthetically pleasing because he frames his subject matter so well.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (2DOZq)

104 The 100 comment rule is new to me. Are you trying
to cap it at 100 for server issues? Picture reminds of backyards
growing up after the spring rains made everything a marsh.

Posted by: Jeffrey at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (FsRGZ)


First hundred comments on a specialty thread like art, are to be related to the subject and not for side issues such as politics etc

Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (lwiT4)

105 Looks like a photo until embiggened. But the subject doesn't move me. Well maybe. When I lived in FL Cedar Key on the west coast was a go to long weekend and the mangrove wetlands were beautiful.

Bugs are a deterrent for anywhere we might move. Heidi from MN. Mosquitos can carry off a good size dog.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (7ZMbn)

106 I like this guy. We've had other paintings by him, yes?


I don't think he did otters, though he certainly should have.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (c4UJn)

107 98 It's just up the river from Lochness.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (dLLD6)

Painting sold for about three-fiddy?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (NWiLs)

108 **shrugs**

This painting doesn't do anything for me. It makes me feel cold, and I'm cold enough already.

Movies are art but I'm leaving my thorough chastising of that child James Madison in the last thread.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (c4UJn)


Now what?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (2JVJo)

109

SOOOO!!!!!!!

Today is baseballs opening day!!!

oh wait.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (nw6Hr)

110 beneath the waters, the wraiths lurk.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (V2Yro)

111 The 100 comment rule is new to me. Are you trying to cap it at 100 for server issues? Picture reminds of backyards growing up after the spring rains made everything a marsh.
Posted by: Jeffrey at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (FsRGZ)


It's very easy. Stay on topic for the first 100 comments or CBD might ban you.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (Zz0t1)

112 101 Probably smells horrible, emits noxious gases. Stay there for half an hour and you die.
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)

-----

This.... stagnant marshes are not fun places to be. Esp in the summer.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (nw6Hr)

Are there non-stagnant marshes?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (NWiLs)

113 Very nice. Thought at first it was a photograph.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (miJU3)

114

Drain the Swamp and give "ART" a smack upside the head for no Grand Tetons,he is a hack!!!

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (5IHGB)

115 Probably smells horrible, emits noxious gases. Stay there for half an hour and you die.
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:43 AM (zr5Kq)


You get used to it.

Posted by: Huma Abedin at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (2JVJo)

116 It's interesting how different people can have completely opposite reactions to the same painting. Everyone come at it personally, with individual connotations and associations. Art criticism is fascinating. You guys teach me so much.

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (VQp/A)

117 Where is the Largeness Monster? Posted by: t-bird

He's bogged down.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (Ndje9)

118 Very calming and very beautiful. The colors have a soothing quality to them.
There is a *schmootz* in the tree line to the right. Is it supposed to be a break in the trees or did he scratch the paint?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (a4qVe)

119 Willowed...

526 465 "$400 million in election assistance for the states to help prepare for the 2020 election cycle, including to increase the ability to vote by mail and expand early voting and online registration."


Trump could, if he really wanted, sign an executive order barring the results of any election for federal office if it isn't conducted in accordance with the Constitution.

The main point is that the Constitution lays out the date for the election. Trump can argue that the plain language and meaning in that document is that all voting is to occur simultaneously throughout the country, barring early voting. Also, he could make the case that voting, except in extreme circumstances, needs to be in person so that all can see that the voter is voting secretly and privately, without undue influence.

Might as well toss in positive identification as a citizen too.

Posted by: jwest at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (mrrpT)

120 The 100 comment rule is new to me. Are you trying to cap it at 100 for server issues? Picture reminds of backyards growing up after the spring rains made everything a marsh.
Posted by: Jeffrey
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The rule is on account of the fact that the Cobs put in a good deal of effort to promote a theme for each thread. Therefore, it is incumbent on posters to respect that, and stay on topic for at least 100 comments.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (xSo9G)

121 117 Where is the Largeness Monster? Posted by: t-bird

He's bogged down.
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (Ndje9)

in the Creek that feeds this scene, off to the left.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (V2Yro)

122 I'm reminded of when I was a yout roaming the coastal bogs in Maine. You could step on on clump of plants and dislodge a million black flies.

You could end up eating a lot of those flies if you weren't ready.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (+0AKE)

123 So, one of my fellow grad school students from the statistics master's program posted on FB. This woman is absurd liberal. We got into an argument once about how her right to a safe feeling outweighed someone else's constitutional right to own a gun (with nary a mention of the other person's sense of safety).

Anyway, she just posted that based on the statistics and data she's seen, this reaction to COVID is an overreaction and we need to get over it.

Interesting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (UWqZJ)

124 76 - at my house, we call that 'Friday'.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (XNkEi)

125 Well, I love that dirty water...


- The Standells

Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (gmo/4)

126 Largeness started out as Mininess then was briefly Deminess

no relation to Guinness

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (G546f)

127 The 100 comment rule is new to me. Are you trying to cap it at 100 for server issues?

No, the idea is to keep the comments on the art -- or limericks or fish puns -- and not to make everything a relentless slag about politics.

It makes this thread a refuge.

The Dildo was gentle about it in the beginning but there were some assholes who insisted that politics is the only thing that's important and I just had an opinion and this is a politics site and you're not the boss of me.

So now we have rules. We have rules because people can't behave on their own.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (c4UJn)

128 OT: I knew a gynecologist who went to his med school class reunion because he wanted to look up some old girlfriends.

Posted by: Jan Brady at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (m45I2)

129 102

Thanks a bunch for that!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (BiNEL)

130 >>Nah, cranberry bogs are artificial impoundments. They keep a level of water in the bog all summer and then it's released in the fall for the harvest.

Sort of. I used to be surrounded by bogs in my old home. Every fall they would submerge the bogs with water and the berries would float to the surface where they would be skimmed off. Then the water was drained and the bog would start regenerating for the next crop.

Pretty cool way to harvest but it seemed incredibly inefficient.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (ZLI7S)

131 It's very easy. Stay on topic for the first 100 comments or CBD might ban you.

OR

He might poop on yer front step in the night !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (arJlL)

132 Swamp Thing and I raised our family on a patch much like this.

Posted by: Adrienne Barbeau at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (q1Pj5)

133 108 Movies are art but I'm leaving my thorough chastising of that child James Madison in the last thread.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:38 AM (c4UJn)

Now what?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (2JVJo)

===========

He doesn't like Persona, I do.

Pointless argument where no one is convinced of everything broke out and then nood.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (UWqZJ)

134 Enjoying the colors.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (ouBhA)

135


Please keep in mind acethepug, today.
He's been sick and supposed to be getting the test results today or tomorrow.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (fhCLs)

136 Strange, and cool.

Posted by: Caliban at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (QE8X6)

137 /sock

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (m45I2)

138 Where is the Largeness Monster? Posted by: t-bird

On it's way over to the House.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (Ndje9)

139
Therefore, it is incumbent on posters to respect that, and stay on topic for at least 100 comments.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (xSo9G)

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Suck up.


Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (nw6Hr)

140 Well, I love that dirty water...
- The Standells
Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (gmo/4)
~~~~~

Pretty sure they were talking about hot dogs.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (sGotD)

141 Interesting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (UWqZJ)

Stick around for the Punk Monkey...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (dLLD6)

142 I see Swamp Castle off in the distance.

Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (gmo/4)

143 This.... stagnant marshes are not fun places to be. Esp in the summer.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (nw6Hr)
++++++++++
YD and I were chatting once about the vast number of words we have for what are, in essence, swamps. Here is what I can come up with off the top of my head:
- Swamp
- (Quag)Mire
- Bog
- Fen
- Marsh
- Wetland

I know we came up with at least several more at the time. Our language has high precision in the area of swamps. I think "marsh" is pretty good for this scene.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (e/H31)

144 The German title seems to be "The Great Enclosure", which gives a different feeling.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (CMq2e)

145 141 Interesting...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (UWqZJ)

Stick around for the Punk Monkey...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (dLLD6)

=========

I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

146 Mud is healthy for a body. I've had mudbaths treatments and emerge all clean and fresh.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (XNkEi)

147 The Largeness is in my pants. Diaper needs changing.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (+0AKE)

148 Now what?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:44 AM (2JVJo)

got Willowed and I wont taint the art thread. But TJM is an asshole for getting me to watch that dumpster fire called Prometheus.

Beaches and The English Patient of Sci Fi.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (7ZMbn)

149 I would have been willing to bet the artist was 19th C Canadian.

Wrong again.

Posted by: sinmi at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (A5IVt)

150 There is a *schmootz* in the tree line to the right. Is it supposed to be a break in the trees or did he scratch the paint?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (a4qVe)

A boat, maybe?

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (VQp/A)

151 That is a bucolic painting. It is very representative of bottom lands after Spring rains.

The field is too wet to get a tractor in for Spring planting. Ag analysts write columns of concern. Yet the farmer plows ahead after the water recedes.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (u82oZ)

152 Not sure if he used a 20 or 24mm lens.

Posted by: klaftern at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (RuIsu)

153 I like this guy. We've had other paintings by him, yes? >>>>

Wanderer Above the Sea Fog

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (2DOZq)

154 Marsh, Marsh, Marsh!!!
Posted by: Jan Brady
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Heh.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (xSo9G)

155 109

SOOOO!!!!!!!

Today is baseballs opening day!!!

oh wait.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:45 AM (nw6Hr)

Oh beautiful for baseball fields
For orange dirt of clay
For guys who spit tobacco juice
And scratch their crotch all day
They're really fat
And swing a bat
Their uniforms are ghey
They play a game
That's really lame
But get outrageous pay!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (NWiLs)

156 took a diy mini Excedrin - half a 500mg tylenol, 200mg ibuprofen, whike drinking coffee

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (G546f)

157 Marsh has to smell better than low tide at some of the mud flats.

Posted by: Rex B at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (fD9eo)

158 >>Pretty sure they were talking about hot dogs.

The Charles River.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (ZLI7S)

159 I know we came up with at least several more at the time. Our language has high precision in the area of swamps. I think "marsh" is pretty good for this scene.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (e/H31)

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Oh.... for peats sake. Lets not get bogged down in vernacular.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (nw6Hr)

160 Tidal basin? Kinda looks like a sailboat waiting for the tide.

I read somewhere they could be very dangerous.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (MIKMs)

161 76 - at my house, we call that 'Friday'.
Posted by: kallisto

So, I should get there on a Thursday ?

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (arJlL)

162 Lots of hiding places for the snipers.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (Z4rgH)

163 I've been swimming in the dirty water
I've been swimming where the fish won't go

Posted by: The Jesus and Mary Chain at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (e/H31)

164 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 20


pssst , you can never go wrong with Joan Collins...

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (zr5Kq)

165 The sniper is Shrek!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (m45I2)

166 Nah, cranberry bogs are artificial impoundments. They keep a level of water in the bog all summer and then it's released in the fall for the harvest.

Sort of. I used to be surrounded by bogs in my old home. Every fall they would submerge the bogs with water and the berries would float to the surface where they would be skimmed off. Then the water was drained and the bog would start regenerating for the next crop.

Pretty cool way to harvest but it seemed incredibly inefficient.
Posted by: JackStraw


Learn something new every day. Honestly. Never knew how they did that.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 09:50 AM (Vddbf)

167 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

That's great, kid! Don't get cocky.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (NWiLs)

168 Persona. LOL. Ok, just thought you missed it. I have closure.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (7ZMbn)

169 That used to be a swamp. Now it's wetlands.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (XVuno)

170 "Largeness"

Largeness?

Really?

How big was the canvas?
__
Suggesting again that the 100-vomment rule be clarified, succinctly, in the post footer.
"Stay on-topic for the first 100 comments."
or
"Off-topic in the first 100 comments may cause death or dismemberment."
Something simple like that.

Posted by: mindful webworker
thirst
at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (Sr48m)

171 So now we have rules. We have rules because people can't behave on their own.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (c4UJn)

Spoken like a Mayor or County Judge or Governor. *Zing*

Posted by: Adrienne Barbeau at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (q1Pj5)

172 watch that dumpster fire called Prometheus.

Beaches and The English Patient of Sci Fi.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (7ZMbn)

e-gads, what a terrible, terrible movie that is.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (s9Eo8)

173 The German title seems to be "The Great Enclosure", which gives a different feeling.
Posted by: t-bird

I don't know about "great"
How about "A nice size enclosure, that is if you're used to small enclosures"

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (vd8XM)

174 One of those paintings where, from a distance you could easily believe it's a photo. Then you get up close, you realize it's not, but you wonder why the artist painted it in the first place.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (hku12)

175 Please keep in mind acethepug, today.
He's been sick and supposed to be getting the test results today or tomorrow.

Posted by: Soothsayer

prayers

any news from gushka?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (G546f)

176 Marshes are open, swamps are wooded, at least where I come from.

I have plenty of both, all taxed as if it were buildable land.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (FTlwv)

177 They should grow crawfish in those cranberry bogs. Double the profit.

Posted by: Joe Biden at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (+0AKE)

178 144
The German title seems to be "The Great Enclosure", which gives a different feeling.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (CMq2e)

Nah. Doesn't look like it at all.
https://tinyurl.com/v35vc2a

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (VQp/A)

179
I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison



Me too.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (fhCLs)

180 156 took a diy mini Excedrin - half a 500mg tylenol, 200mg ibuprofen, whike drinking coffee
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (G546f)

Excedrin is Tylenol, aspirin and caffeine. Two out of three ain't bad!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (NWiLs)

181 Swamp Thing
You make my heart sing.

You make everything , groovy.

Swamp Thing.


- The Troggs, Now known as The Froggs

Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (gmo/4)

182 CBD is there a method to how you shoes art items?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (7ZMbn)

183 That used to be a swamp. Now it's wetlands.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (XVuno)
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Nah. Wetlands is when you spill a glass of water in your backyard and an EPA guys spots it.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (sGotD)

184 I have plenty of both, all taxed as if it were buildable land.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 09:51 AM (FTlwv)

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The word you seek is "wetlands", deplorable.

Which means.... you beg us for permission.


~THE EPA

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (nw6Hr)

185 Beaches and The English Patient of Sci Fi.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (7ZMbn

I didn't hate Beaches. I'm a sucker for buddy movies. That was probably the best they could do for chick buddies. Thelma and Louise was a fail.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (2DOZq)

186 Marsh is Jan's sister.

Posted by: Mayor Peat at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (Ndje9)

187 I find it much more interesting than his later work, 'Smallness'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (xSo9G)

188 As I go to more chores, I want to say a prayer to husbands now at home.

With a wife saying, "Well, now you have time to do all these projects" as a closely written list on legal paper is faced to him.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (u82oZ)

189 Wade Boggs.

Posted by: klaftern at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (RuIsu)

190 CBD is there a method to how you shoes art items?
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (7ZMbn)

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He cobbles them together???? Searches his sole ???

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (nw6Hr)

191 They used to drain swamps to make useful land. Now it's verboten.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (XVuno)

192 don't have aspirin, that's why

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (G546f)

193 Well, I love that dirty water...


- The Standells
Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (gmo/4)


Speaking of that - COZI TV shows "The Munsters" at 7 each night. Last night's episode was "Far Out Munster," where the family is asked to rent out the house to the Standells, who need a place to get away from their "thousands" of fans.

And no, they did not play "Dirty Water."

https://tinyurl.com/rwum5cu

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (2JVJo)

194 I find it much more interesting than his later work, 'Smallness'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer

I was in the POOL!

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (vd8XM)

195 I seem to remember Out of Africa being every bit as unwatchable dreck as the English Patient, which is horrible.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (87EdW)

196 The Germans are good at Great Enclosures.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (Ndje9)

197 That is a bucolic painting.


Yep. You can really see all the plague.


Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (gmo/4)

198 Where I live the people that do the wetlands determinations are the same ones that run the wetlands mitigation bank. Isn't that convenient? They get to tell you how much you need to buy from them.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (+0AKE)

199 Swamp, bog, fen, marsh.

I would not call this other than 'creek'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (xSo9G)

200 I'm not sure whether Friedrich had an exact location in mind, but the picture reminds me of photos I've seen of Kalkriese, an area near Osnabruck now thought to be the site of the end game of the battle of the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. Tacitus described the Romans as being trapped between a low swampy bog (it had rained torrentially for several days) and a low slope that the German tribesmen hid behind to ambush the Romans. That part of northern Germany has a lot of wetlands, and Friedrich might have visited them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (pPNCa)

201 10 prayers not answered, be prepared to be swamped with complaints...No BOOBS no ART.
Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 09:32 AM (5IHGB)

Seriously! Couldn't even get ELBOWS!

By the way -- what ever happened to the ELBOW pictures/posts on football days?

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (mZUr4)

202 I know we came up with at least several more at the time. Our language has high precision in the area of swamps. I think "marsh" is pretty good for this scene.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020


*
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My "urgently desired to be true" concept for this is "Visible in my rear view mirror."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (rpbg1)

203 192 don't have aspirin, that's why
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (G546f)

Ah so. I don't usually keep aspirin handy either, except for BC powders. Great for headaches.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (NWiLs)

204 :: Sprays new-formula UBIK - now with enhanced nickname restoration properties ::

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (e/H31)

205 Kris, it doesn't seem *boaty*
It just is this upright thing.
It distracts me, hmmmm

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (a4qVe)

206 Make you wonder where word "marshmallow" came from, doesn't it ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (zr5Kq)

207 >>Learn something new every day. Honestly. Never knew how they did that.

I don't know if that's how they do it everywhere but that's the southern Massachusetts way.

If you are curious here's a link with some pictures and a video of harvest season. I always thought it was quite beautiful with the fall colors just on the horizon and the bright red berries.

https://tinyurl.com/yx8z4e67

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 09:55 AM (ZLI7S)

208 I seem to remember Out of Africa being every bit as unwatchable dreck as the English Patient, which is horrible.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (87EdW)

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Yep.

Mrs Fixer dragged me off to watch that drek of a movie when we were dating. My psyche has buried large swaths of that evening for my emotional well being.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (nw6Hr)

209 I know we came up with at least several more at the time. Our language has high precision in the area of swamps. I think "marsh" is pretty good for this scene.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (e/H31)

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Oh.... for peats sake. Lets not get bogged down in vernacular.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (nw6Hr)


This place does seem to allow the excess to pool.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (hku12)

210 He doesn't like Persona, I do.

Pointless argument where no one is convinced of everything broke out and then nood.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (UWqZJ)


Oh. Bergman.

Never mind.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (2JVJo)

211 I didn't hate Beaches. I'm a sucker for buddy movies. That was probably the best they could do for chick buddies.

Thelma and Louise was a fail.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (2DOZq)

Long time ago and i try to section off painful memories in a Lock Box. But I remember it was a loooong dying scene. Just die already. I remember squirming in my seat. But my date was hot.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (7ZMbn)

212 I'd put that on the side of my '70 Chevy Van.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (XVuno)

213 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

I can guarantee that you don't.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)

214 I seem to remember Out of Africa being every bit as unwatchable dreck as the English Patient, which is horrible.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (87EdW)
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I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

215 Make you wonder where word "marshmallow" came from, doesn't it ?
Posted by: runner

Marsh Mallows are large white flowers found in brackish or fresh water marshes.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (FTlwv)

216 200
I'm not sure whether Friedrich had an exact location in mind, but the
picture reminds me of photos I've seen of Kalkriese, an area near
Osnabruck now thought to be the site of the end game of the battle of
the Teutoburg Forest in 9 AD. Tacitus described the Romans as being
trapped between a low swampy bog (it had rained torrentially for several
days) and a low slope that the German tribesmen hid behind to ambush
the Romans. That part of northern Germany has a lot of wetlands, and
Friedrich might have visited them.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (pPNCa)That battle would make a great movie. So would the WWI Battle of Tannenburg.

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (VQp/A)

217 got Willowed and I wont taint the art thread. But TJM is an asshole for getting me to watch that dumpster fire called Prometheus.

Beaches and The English Patient of Sci Fi.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (7ZMbn)


The only SF film you ever need to watch is Forbidden Planet.

Fight me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (2JVJo)

218 Feeling down? A bit disconnected from the comforting rhythms of real life? Well, solvitur ambulando!

-
Solve it by walking?! Are you trying to rub it in that we're on lockdown deathwatch here?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (+y/Ru)

219 It depicts largeness, I'll give it that. Not my favorite though.

Jinx, are your bluebells out? They are around here but I can't go look because our freakin' governor has CLOSED THE PARKS.

Don't get me started on that SOB.

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (/669Q)

220 I'd put that on the side of my '70 Chevy Van.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (XVuno)

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.... and thats all right with me....

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (nw6Hr)

221 By the way -- what ever happened to the ELBOW pictures/posts on football days?

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (mZUr4)

Went away with all the stupid kneeling.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (q1Pj5)

222 I can guarantee that you don't.




How about me ? Do I have a shot ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (zr5Kq)

223 Seriously! Couldn't even get ELBOWS!

By the way -- what ever happened to the ELBOW pictures/posts on football days?
Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (mZUr4)


The proprietors decided it wasn't worth supporting entities (colleges and NFL) that so fully disagreed with their concepts of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Posted by: BurtTC at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (hku12)

224 213 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

I can guarantee that you don't.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (dLLD6)

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It's Joan Collins, isn't it?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (UWqZJ)

225 Cool grass blowing up the pass
Don't you know I'm feeling mallow
Oh I love your Roman nose, the way you curl your toes baby
Make me feel so mallow

Posted by: E. John at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (XVuno)

226 Just keep it up with the shoe puns, and you're gonna end up with welts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (CDGwz)

227 What's this about a taint a taint between TJM and Cannibal Bob?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (NWiLs)

228 Largeness? Is that a Lena Dunham joke?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (+y/Ru)

229 The German title seems to be "The Great Enclosure", which gives a different feeling.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 09:48 AM (CMq2e)


Needs more lebensraum.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (2JVJo)

230 217 The only SF film you ever need to watch is Forbidden Planet.

Fight me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (2JVJo)

=========

Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.

Fight me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (UWqZJ)

231 Oh, I like this one. Reminds me of the salt marshes here in the Cape Ann area. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (bDqIh)

232 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

I remember that his love interest is quite deliciously adorable.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (dLLD6)

233 With a wife saying, "Well, now you have time to do all these projects" as a closely written list on legal paper is faced to him.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (u82oZ)


Do you have a can of chili and a dog? Take list, place on floor. Add chili.

"The dog ate my home work!"

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (Z4rgH)

234 My bluebells are about a week behind yours. You are welcome to walk the creek valley here, but I can't be sociable right now.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (FTlwv)

235 Cool grass blowing up the pass


I read that first as - cool grass blowing up my ass.



Seemed appropriate for Elton.

Posted by: Archer at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (gmo/4)

236 They used to drain swamps to make useful land. Now it's verboten.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (XVuno)

Where I grew up, the term of art for that was "made land"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (BiNEL)

237 Marsh Mallows are large white flowers found in brackish or fresh water marshes.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (FTlwv)


see - there you gow.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (zr5Kq)

238 It's Joan Collins, isn't it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (UWqZJ)
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I rather suspect it's because OMuse does the who dis pics and it's the punk monkey's turn today.

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (/669Q)

239 Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.

Fight me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020


*
*

Why do you say that, TJM?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (rpbg1)

240 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

Character carries his dead girlfriends body through the desert forever. Sun, hot, tired, dead girl. You now saw the movie.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (7ZMbn)

241 238 It's Joan Collins, isn't it?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (UWqZJ)
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I rather suspect it's because OMuse does the who dis pics and it's the punk monkey's turn today.
Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (/669Q)

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A joke isn't funny if I have to explain it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (UWqZJ)

242 One of these days OM actually will post Joan Collins...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (NWiLs)

243 CBD is there a method to how you shoes art items?


*********


Heel usually pick one sole-ly at random.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (m45I2)

244 hahahah !

there you *go !

(I think my keyboard is tired of me...)

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (zr5Kq)

245 How about me ? Do I have a shot ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (zr5Kq)

Nope!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (dLLD6)

246 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around.
Dang. I would hang that but it would have to go on a really big wall.
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (axyOa)

247 >>I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.


Only have those on Monday, Wednesday and Friday when OM does the rant. CBD doesn't do those.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (bDqIh)

248 One of these days OM actually will post Joan Collins...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (NWiLs)



He did !

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (zr5Kq)

249 239 Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.

Fight me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020

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Why do you say that, TJM?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (rpbg1)

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The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (UWqZJ)

250 Don't get me started on that SOB.
Posted by: bluebell

Bluebell's cussing ?

Ohhhhhhhh, what next ?

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (arJlL)

251 Just keep it up with the shoe puns, and you're gonna end up with welts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 09:58 AM (CDGwz)


Hold your tongue!

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (2JVJo)

252 They used to drain swamps to make useful land. Now it's verboten.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (XVuno)

Here in Louisiana they're building neighborhoods on top of what used to be cane fields.

...And the neighborhoods are flooding because it turns out you're not supposed to pave over all your drainage.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (BAsqb)

253 I know a lot of Govs are getting their dictator on, but I am going to take a minute to praise...my Democrat governor here in Kentucky.

He's kept a light touch, and is only clamping down when people do stupid stuff, like a church refusing to stop holding in person services or someone actually hosting a 'covid party' that resulted in positive tests.

His response to those acts have been very targeted, like ordering non-essential businesses to close for 4 days.

If he keeps acting reasonably like this I might actually vote for a Dem for the first time in my life.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (s9Eo8)

254 240 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

Character carries his dead girlfriends body through the desert forever. Sun, hot, tired, dead girl. You now saw the movie.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (7ZMbn)

Stop draggin' my
Stop draggin' my
Stop draggin' my corpse around

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (NWiLs)

255 Character carries his dead girlfriends body through the desert forever. Sun, hot, tired, dead girl. You now saw the movie.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob

Real nice. I didn't even have time to make popcorn

Posted by: Bruce at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (vd8XM)

256 Where I grew up, the term of art for that was "made land"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (BiNEL)

polder

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (X/Pw5)

257 The one good thing about the isolation and social distancing - which needs to be pointed out to people is: they are getting a taste of what Communism is like.

Posted by: An Observation at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (fGSIQ)

258 240 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

Character carries his dead girlfriends body through the desert forever. Sun, hot, tired, dead girl. You now saw the movie.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (7ZMbn)

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Also, betrays the British in Egypt to the Nazis because there is not good or evil.

Because he's secretly a Bond villain.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (UWqZJ)

259 The only SF film you ever need to watch is Forbidden Planet.

Fight me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (2JVJo)


The future should always include miniskirts.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (ZfRYq)

260
hahahah !

there you *go !

(I think my keyboard is tired of me...)
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (zr5Kq)

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That not 6' of seperation, bitches.

Dont touch ME!!!

Posted by: runners keyboard at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (nw6Hr)

261 You're very kind, Jinx, but I'm going to try to figure out a way to get to my park anyway. I'm a rebel .

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (/669Q)

262 looks like Fenland

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (rpxSz)

263 This work lacks the drama of some of Friedrich's paintings but it is a pleasant scene and worth viewing. I can't decide if it is supposed to be sunrise or sunset but I'm inclined to a waking of day. The still shallow waters make me think that. I love the gentle yellows in the sky which dominate the painting and the way the resulting shadows provide a dark contrast with the greens and light blues of the water. The scene is not consequential but the feelings it evokes are strong.

I would hang this on my wall.

Posted by: JTB at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (7EjX1)

264 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)



And you don't understand how this blog works. Gorilla has who dis, Chimp is minimalist.

Thursday is chimp day.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (c4UJn)

265 Just keep it up with the shoe puns, and you're gonna end up with welts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Hold your tongue!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

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Let's tie this argument up!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (Y4EXg)

266 Character carries his dead girlfriends body through the desert forever. Sun, hot, tired, dead girl. You now saw the movie.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (7ZMbn)

How long? Because wouldn't the body get ripe pretty quickly in the heat?

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (BAsqb)

267 243 CBD is there a method to how you shoes art items?

*********
Heel usually pick one sole-ly at random.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (m45I2)

Im so sorry everyone. Dogs with a bone. Lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (7ZMbn)

268 CBD taps them out, avoiding any clogs.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (q1Pj5)

269 264 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)


And you don't understand how this blog works. Gorilla has who dis, Chimp is minimalist.

Thursday is chimp day.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (c4UJn)

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Or it was a joke.

I don't know what I did to piss you off other than to say that I liked Persona, but it's weird.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (UWqZJ)

270 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (UWqZJ)

I can guarantee that you don't.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Ya know, most of the time, after the who dis has been identified, I STILL don't know who the fook it is !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (arJlL)

271 Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.

Fight me.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:59 AM (UWqZJ)


Beyond the fact that FP is a ripoff of The Tempest, I would enjoy your explanation as to how a movie with aliens, a spaceship and a robot is not science fiction.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (2JVJo)

272 CBD is there a method to how you shoes art items?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:52 AM (7ZMbn)

I look into the soul of the artist....

Seriously, most of my choices are as a result of poking around the various art sites I have discovered. I follow the rabbit hole until I see something that has something of interest. Not necessarily greatness, but some dash of color or shape or topic or a dozen things that may interest me at that moment.
Short answer: "Oooh! Pretty Picture!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (dLLD6)

273 ..I didn't hate Beaches. I'm a sucker for buddy movies. That was probably the best they could do for chick buddies.

Thelma and Louise was a fail.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 09:53 AM (2DOZq)

Long time ago and i try to section off painful memories in a Lock Box. But I remember it was a loooong dying scene. Just die already. I remember squirming in my seat. But my date was hot.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (7ZMbn)



The sequel to Beaches was better.

Sons O' Beaches.

Irish lads, don'tcha know.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX


Posted by: Jim at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (QzJWU)

274 Dont touch ME!!!
Posted by: runners keyboard at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (nw6Hr)

I'm not touching you.

I'm not touching you.

I'm not touching you.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (BAsqb)

275 249
239 Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.



Fight me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020



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Why do you say that, TJM?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:00 AM (rpbg1)



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The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (UWqZJ)

Like Star Wars

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (VQp/A)

276 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)

Brian Dennehy. He worked cheaper, and once all bandaged up, nobody could tell.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (miJU3)

277 I know one thing for sure

she wont be no Hedy

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (rpxSz)

278 This is too cute!

@RexChapman

This good girl was excited to watch herself win the agility championship.

Dogs, bruh...

https://tinyurl.com/tl8u4q8

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (cF8AT)

279 Petty ear worm now.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (f7Img)

280 275
The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (UWqZJ)

Like Star Wars
Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (VQp/A)

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Yes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (UWqZJ)

281 Remember, Bluebell, to only look at flowers that 10 or fewer blossoms. More than that are considered 'high-capacity' flowers and are forbidden by the Governor.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (FTlwv)

282 Just keep it up with the shoe puns, and you're gonna end up with welts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.
Hold your tongue!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
Let's tie this argument up!
Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:02 AM (Y4EXg)

Let me just say I am knot a fan of this discussion!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (BiNEL)

283 He's kept a light touch, and is only clamping down when people do stupid
stuff, like a church refusing to stop holding in person services



I don't think holding church services is stupid. More than ever, people need hope and faith. I don't like government oversight of religious observance.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

284
The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020


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I'd agree about large swaths of Star Trek and its descendants. But I recall reading that Frederik Pohl and other old-line SF writers, when they saw FP, all commented that it could almost have been a serial in the old Astounding magazine. "Golden Age" SF.

What, then, would be a "true" SF film?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

285 One of these days OM actually will post Joan Collins...
Posted by: Insomniac
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It's always dangerous to tempt the Cobs. See: Frank Zappa

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (xSo9G)

286 statistical distancing

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpxSz)

287 Nah. Doesn't look like it at all.
https://tinyurl.com/v35vc2a
Posted by: Kris


I'm trying to think of a better translation. 'Gehege' is in the sense that this little corner of the world, this little patch of mud that my easel is sinking into is sheltered by those trees and the crook in the river. Hm. Sorry, I'm not getting a word.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (8ruUE)

288
Beyond the fact that FP is a ripoff of The Tempest, I would enjoy your explanation as to how a movie with aliens, a spaceship and a robot is not science fiction.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (2JVJo)


I had an aunt that drove a Tempest. That thing was a land yacht.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (Zz0t1)

289 >>> 74 I don't see that either. It could be a matter of an imperfect translation of the original German title. Without knowing that definition, I took largeness as literal, and thought of "Big Sky Country" in Montana. All nature and no people for miles around. Although there look to be a tiny boat in the creek, off-center right.
Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:40 AM

Right, I think the Largeness is probably better translated as the Romantic period's use of the word sublime.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (l6b3d)

290 >>Where I grew up, the term of art for that was "made land"!

I used to live in the Back Bay section of Boston. It is called the Back Bay because it used to be the back bay of Boston. The entire section of the city is built on fill.

I have a chart of the Boston area from 1782. It used to look significantly different than it does today.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (ZLI7S)

291 Another beautiful sunny day here. I think Spring really sprung early. Will do more gardening later until dumbass lets the dogs out again.

Bluebell.. I sent you a message.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (dUJdY)

292 Just keep it up with the shoe puns, and you're gonna end up with welts.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Hold your tongue!
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

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apropos of nothing.... but those plastic tips on shoelaces have a name..... aglets.

I have no idea why my head keeps such useless pieces of information handy.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (nw6Hr)

293 Remember, Bluebell, to only look at flowers that 10 or fewer blossoms. More than that are considered 'high-capacity' flowers and are forbidden by the Governor.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (FTlwv)
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*sob*

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (/669Q)

294 I wonder if there are any Crocs in that swamp.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (sGotD)

295 Dont touch ME!!!
Posted by: runners keyboard


I am going to bang you as I please.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (zr5Kq)

296 Hold your tongue!

As long as you don't touch your face.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (Ndje9)

297 apropos of nothing.... but those plastic tips on shoelaces have a name..... aglets.

I have no idea why my head keeps such useless pieces of information handy.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (nw6Hr)

Their true purpose is sinister.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (NWiLs)

298 Forbidden Planet - young Leslie Nielson playing a serious role blows my mind
also, suspicious plot similarities to Shakespeare

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (G546f)

299 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)


Now you've done it.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (ZfRYq)

300 284 I'd agree about large swaths of Star Trek and its descendants. But I recall reading that Frederik Pohl and other old-line SF writers, when they saw FP, all commented that it could almost have been a serial in the old Astounding magazine. "Golden Age" SF.

What, then, would be a "true" SF film?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

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2001 until the ending.

Primer at least feels like it's steeped in science.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (UWqZJ)

301 I bet there are a lot of Aglets that roost in that marsh.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (2DOZq)

302 Short answer: "Oooh! Pretty Picture!"

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM (dLLD6)

Well its always a treat even if i make stupid jokes about it and some assholes here spin off into shoe puns.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (7ZMbn)

303 DC used to be mostly swampland.

Hey, maybe the EPA can declare that it must be restored to wetlands status.

In other words, instead of draining the swamp, flood it.

Posted by: GnuBreed at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (Z4rgH)

304
One of these days OM actually will post Joan Collins Myrna Loy...
Posted by: Insomniac

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (fhCLs)

305 Forbidden Planet is not science fiction.

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Science fiction is to science as climate science is to science.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

306 That battle would make a great movie.

Kris, there is a documentary on YouTube titled The Lost Legions of Varus, which is not a full-length movie (it's about 50 minutes long) but includes some reenactment of the battle. What I found particularly interesting was modern historians' discussion of the impact of the battle in separating Germany culturally from other parts of Europe that retained a stronger Roman influence. There is also some archaeologists' perspectives on their findings, including descriptions of some of the artifacts recovered-- including a wonderful silver face mask.

Here's a link if you're interested: https://tinyurl.com/v4z539o

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (pPNCa)

307 Thanks Jewells - will take a look!

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (/669Q)

308 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

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Driving Miss Daisy

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (XVuno)

309 I really like how the background foreground's morbidity matches the fecundity of the sky.

Posted by: Monk DeWally de Honque at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (kzhbn)

310
Sons O' Beaches.

Irish lads, don'tcha know.

Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Boyo, I found that to be a Troubling movie!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (BiNEL)

311 I saw English Patient at the theatre and it was disappoint.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (XNkEi)

312 I don't think holding church services is stupid. More than ever, people need hope and faith. I don't like government oversight of religious observance.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

I agree. But they have confirmed transmission of it during these services because they weren't keeping distance. The pastor refused to take steps and people are getting sick.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (s9Eo8)

313 apropos of nothing.... but those plastic tips on shoelaces have a name..... aglets.

I have no idea why my head keeps such useless pieces of information handy.
Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (nw6Hr)

Then you would know that the protuberances on a dog's lips are called 'flews'.

I suffer from the same condition.

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (FTlwv)

314 He doesn't like Persona, I do.

Pointless argument where no one is convinced of everything broke out and then nood.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:47 AM (UWqZJ)
++++++++++++++++
With your Personna blade, you can always count on that extra yardage. With your {boop-boop} blade, you, can't. I always shave at least 20 times with the Personna blade.
- Roman Gabriel, for Personna razors

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (e/H31)

315 apropos of nothing.... but those plastic tips on shoelaces have a name..... aglets.

Ever wonder why the tips of your shoelaces are wet?

Posted by: Paulie Walnuts at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (q1Pj5)

316 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

Jurassic Park

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (BAsqb)

317 Although I lack the proper transit letters, I will attempt to drive to my office today.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (XVuno)

318 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

Not fucking Prometheus.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (7ZMbn)

319 The market, she looks good.


*spits three times

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (zr5Kq)

320 Nice knowing you, Cicero. Can I have your boat?

Posted by: bluebell at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (/669Q)

321 I have a chart of the Boston area from 1782. It used to look significantly different than it does today.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (ZLI7S)

I think there is a bar either in NYC or Boston far from the water that has some portion of a docking pier in front of it from long long ago.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (2DOZq)

322
Then you would know that the protuberances on a dog's lips are called 'flews'.

I suffer from the same condition.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (FTlwv)

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I do.... you do.

*fistbump*

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (nw6Hr)

323 >>Also, betrays the British in Egypt to the Nazis because there is not good or evil.

Because he's secretly a Bond villain.


Betrays the British for his girlfriend - who is someone else's wife. A real beaut, that guy.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (bDqIh)

324 The pastor refused to take steps and people are getting sick.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (s9Eo


So this was one church?

Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

325 Didn't Mork report to His Largeness?
Nanoo and stuff?

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (axyOa)

326 Not fucking Prometheus.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (7ZMbn)


I wouldn't either. That thing's infected, for sure.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (Zz0t1)

327 The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.

Any quantum mechanic could tell you - you're wrong.

Posted by: An Observation at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (fGSIQ)

328 I seem to remember Out of Africa being every bit as unwatchable dreck as the English Patient, which is horrible.
Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM (87EdW)

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Yep.

Mrs Fixer dragged me off to watch that drek of a movie when we were dating. My psyche has buried large swaths of that evening for my emotional well being.
Posted by: fixerupper

..........

But John Barry's soundtrack was amazing.. I even bought that on CD!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (CjFDo)

329 >>> https://tinyurl.com/tl8u4q8
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:03 AM

That's pretty great. I've heard dogs are one of the few creatures beside us that can follow and distinguish 2D images moving or static.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (l6b3d)

330 So this was one church?
Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (lwiT4)

Aye.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (s9Eo8)

331 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (rpbg1)

Jurassic Park
Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (BAsqb)

agree

also
GATTACA

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)

332 313 apropos of nothing.... but those plastic tips on shoelaces have a name..... aglets.

I have no idea why my head keeps such useless pieces of information handy.
Posted by: fixerupper

Then you would know that the protuberances on a dog's lips are called 'flews'.

I suffer from the same condition.
Posted by: Jinx the Cat

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I hear you both - a squirrel's nest is called a 'drey'.

But I can't easily remember my wife's birthday.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (Y4EXg)

333 Then you would know that the protuberances on a dog's lips are called 'flews'.

I'll remember that if I ever decide to make out with a dog.

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (arJlL)

334 The Matrix was Sci-Fi

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (XVuno)

335 327 The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.

Any quantum mechanic could tell you - you're wrong.
Posted by: An Observation at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (fGSIQ)

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About invisible monsters?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (UWqZJ)

336 There is a movie on TCM, Suddenly (1954), that begins with a friendly, small town cop, buying a revolver for the maybe 12 year old son of a woman he's trying to make time with because, hell, why not?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (+y/Ru)

337 This girl makes me wish two things - that I could sew and that she was mine.


https://tinyurl.com/tk29jon

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (2JVJo)

338 Just rubbed my eyes. I'm a rebel!!!

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (90T4r)

339 I don't think holding church services is stupid. More than ever, people need hope and faith. I don't like government oversight of religious observance.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)


Yes, Grammie; that part has bothered me. On the one hand, Christians should not be part of the problem. On the other hand, it's veeerrry creepy having the government tell us we can't meet.

Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (ouBhA)

340 I don't like government oversight of religious observance.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

This, voluntary and peaceably assembled used to be rights, da?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (BiNEL)

341 I find the painting beautiful, almost like a photograph.

Which is problematic, I think, because isn't an artist supposed to show what he sees and not just what the eye sees?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (WEBkv)

342 I don't know what I did to piss you off other than to say that I liked Persona, but it's weird.


I'm not pissed, I just taunt children for a living.

Also, it's good to have someone to yell at when my son just made me watch Persona and there needs to be someone who cares about it to yell at.

So you're useful.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (c4UJn)

343 Jump ball:


Rooster Cogburn was merely a remake of The African Queen, almost scene for scene. Just replace Bogart with John Wayne and Kate Hepburn with Kate Hepburn.

Discuss...

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)

344 The Alien films were Sci-Fi

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (XVuno)

345 Harvey Weinstein made sure that The English Patient would win best picture.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (LxTcq)

346 336 There is a movie on TCM, Suddenly (1954), that begins with a friendly, small town cop, buying a revolver for the maybe 12 year old son of a woman he's trying to make time with because, hell, why not?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (+y/Ru)


The age at which Dad gave me my own rifle.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (90T4r)

347 Science fiction is to science as climate science is to science.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (+y/Ru)

Huh. BTW, does anyone here believe in aliens? Ya know not the illegal kind. But the green antenna kind?

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (7ZMbn)

348 Their true purpose is sinister.
Posted by: Insomniac
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Big Aglet is one of those shadowy Military/Industrial cabals that we never think about...but their influence is significant and dangerous, if unrecognized.

There are signs that they may have assumed control of Big Velcro.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (CDGwz)

349
The pastor refused to take steps and people are getting sick.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:07 AM (s9Eo


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*types*

*deletes*

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (nw6Hr)

350 I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)


It made me interested in reading Herodotus.

Posted by: Captain Hate at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (y7DUB)

351
Beyond the fact that FP is a ripoff of The Tempest, I would enjoy your explanation as to how a movie with aliens, a spaceship and a robot is not science fiction.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020


*
*

FP's sheer level of imagination --

-- a power center of nuclear plants twenty miles across, deep, and wide; the fact that we are required to imagine what the Krell looked like (the flattened doors in the Krell complex, Morbius says, gives a clue); the notion of the id (Freudianism was the rage in the '50s, remember) being powered by the Krell installation; Robbie's following of the Three Laws of Robotics; the requirement that the starship crewmen have to go into a kind of stasis while the ship slows from trans-light speed --

. . . all make it an "A" picture for sure. As close to SF on film as you can ask for.

There's always The Mind of Mr. Soames, but that is a different scale of SF.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (rpbg1)

352 It needs part of a bicycle wheel sticking up out of the bog. Then it would make sense.

Posted by: Case at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (U5lak)

353 GATTACA
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)
+++++++
Gattaca was a very good movie. A lot of people think it is boring, but I didn't find it to be. It tells a complete story, is very coherent, the characters are compelling and it is visually beautiful. It's world-building is remarkable, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (e/H31)

354 I'll remember that if I ever decide to make out with a dog.
Posted by: JT

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That dog lies!! She said she was eighteen!!

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (Y4EXg)

355 Once we figure the invisible monster thing out, we'll truly be masters of the universe.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (+y/Ru)

356

That makes sense if you replace the boat with a horse, I guess. So, yeah.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (fhCLs)

357 'Real' SF:

Jurassic Park
The Martian
Gravity (to a certain extent, minus the bits about inertia in zero-G)

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (BAsqb)

358 Dow up 7 fity.
Just shy of 22k

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (P6ZCq)

359
The Alien films were Sci-Fi
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (XVuno)

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Until Prometheus ruined the franchise.





On that note... Im deemed "esssential and need to go out and fix stuff.

Cyas.

Posted by: fixerupper at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (nw6Hr)

360 2001

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:12 AM (XVuno)

361 You know what's sci-fi ? Blade Runner.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (zr5Kq)

362 This, voluntary and peaceably assembled used to be rights, da?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (BiNEL)


Used to be. I think as far as churches go, it's a dangerous precedent to set. If people don't want to go, they are free to stay away. We have Easter in just a few short weeks and they're saying Christians cannot rejoice together. Hopefully Trump can get these bans lifted by then.

Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (lwiT4)

363 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?

"An Inconvenient Truth".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (Ndje9)

364 The age at which Dad gave me my own rifle.
Posted by: tuba
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Christmas of my 10th year. Side-by-side 20 ga. when I was 12.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (CDGwz)

365 342
Also, it's good to have someone to yell at when my son just made me watch Persona and there needs to be someone who cares about it to yell at.

So you're useful.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (c4UJn)

========

Coolio.

But Persona's one of those movies that is intentionally hard. It's unlike almost any other Bergman and it's stylistically reactive rather than what he normally did.

Still, I see it like Joyce's Ulysses. Once you know how to watch it, it opens up and invites you in. It's kind of the ultimate art house movie that way. There's no mass appeal there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (UWqZJ)

366 You what else ? Logan's Run.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (zr5Kq)

367 Curmudgeonly older single gentleman on a boat
Scoldy preacher's daughter with quavery voice
Running the rapids
Bad guys at the end of the float trip
Improvised explosive device blows up the bad guys.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (m45I2)

368 MIB. Nobody can rundown a cephlapod.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (q1Pj5)

369 >>also
GATTACA




Such a good movie.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (bDqIh)

370 Gattaca was a very good movie. A lot of people think it is boring, but I didn't find it to be. It tells a complete story, is very coherent, the characters are compelling and it is visually beautiful. It's world-building is remarkable, too.

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And in this age of lockdown deathwatch, quite credible.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (+y/Ru)

371 319 The market, she looks good.

*spits three times
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:08 AM (zr5Kq)

There was a comment at the end of JJ's thread, about how the Market was schizophrenic, shooting up and shooting down seemingly at random: I believe that the Markets are now completely political, and no longer are being primarily influenced by any real financial estimations. What I mean by "political" - when it looked like their would be shutdowns without much government intervention, the markets collapsed. Now that it looks like the Feds will spend whatever it takes, $2 Trillion and counting, to keep the economy on life support. As long as there is that kind of commitment, the markets will be propped up. But it's all in reaction to what's coming out of Washington DC, nothing else.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (V2Yro)

372 I saw English Patient at the theatre and it was disappoint.

I took my mom to see it. She loved it. I was..meh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (dUJdY)

373 339 I don't think holding church services is stupid. More than ever, people need hope and faith. I don't like government oversight of religious observance.
Posted by: grammie winger at March 26, 2020 10:04 AM (lwiT4)

Yes, Grammie; that part has bothered me. On the one hand, Christians should not be part of the problem. On the other hand, it's veeerrry creepy having the government tell us we can't meet.
Posted by: Emmie at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (ouBhA)


We have online church all the time for those who can't make it for whatever reason. So what is happening now is just an extension of that. An average service has maybe 500 attendees, and we have 3 services. So, we do need to spread out.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (90T4r)

374 There is a movie on TCM, Suddenly (1954),

Ol' Blue Eyes as the assassin !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (arJlL)

375 But John Barry's soundtrack was amazing.. I even bought that on CD!
=====

Different strokes -- When I saw the movie I was impatient with the plot, etc, but it was visually pretty; and it wasn't enough to carry the thin reminiscences. However, I hated the soundtrack because the 'emotional' cues were so obvious and intrusive. Swelling strings, etc.

Posted by: mustbequantum at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (MIKMs)

376 Curmudgeonly older single gentleman on a boat
Scoldy preacher's daughter with quavery voice
Running the rapids
Bad guys at the end of the float trip
Improvised explosive device blows up the bad guys.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (m45I2)

The African Queen ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (zr5Kq)

377 Christmas of my 10th year. Side-by-side 20 ga. when I was 12.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (CDGwz)

--------

An Uzi makes a fine bar mitzvah gift.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (XVuno)

378 353 GATTACA
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 26, 2020 10:09 AM (G546f)
+++++++
Gattaca was a very good movie. A lot of people think it is boring, but I didn't find it to be. It tells a complete story, is very coherent, the characters are compelling and it is visually beautiful. It's world-building is remarkable, too.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (e/H31)

==========

I love it, and it's full science fiction.

Andrew Niccol the writer/director, never got close to that again. The closest was his script for The Truman Show that Peter Weir directed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (UWqZJ)

379 What, then, would be a "true" SF film?

"An Inconvenient Truth".
Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (Ndje9)
++++++++++++++
Pack it on up, folks. We have a winner, here.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (e/H31)

380 Gravity (to a certain extent, minus the bits about inertia in zero-G)
Posted by: Vanya
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Gravity is NOT 'Science Fiction', it's The Law.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (CDGwz)

381 Rooster Cogburn was merely a remake of The African Queen, almost scene for scene. Just replace Bogart with John Wayne and Kate Hepburn with Kate Hepburn.

Discuss...
Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)

The Force Awakens is A New Hope with a gender-flipped main character and a black guy.

Discuss.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (BAsqb)

382
I'm not pissed, I just taunt children for a living.

Also, it's good to have someone to yell at when my son just made me watch Persona and there needs to be someone who cares about it to yell at.

So you're useful.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:10 AM (c4UJn)

And THIS my friends is the horde, and why I come here. And boobs, guns and food. Shoulda just called them a name Bander. Nah, not as interesting. Heidi still calls me shitweasel...that was like 10 years ago here.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (7ZMbn)

383 A gathering of 2 or more in the name of Christ is church.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (Zz0t1)

384 NYPD to enforce social distancing

this oughta make for some good vids

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (rpxSz)

385 I'll remember that if I ever decide to make out with a dog.
Posted by: JT

----

That dog lies!! She said she was eighteen!!
Posted by: Tonypete

But it was eighteen dog years and I had to go to the pen !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (arJlL)

386 372 I saw English Patient at the theatre and it was disappoint.

I took my mom to see it. She loved it. I was..meh.
Posted by: Jewells45 at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (dUJdY)

=========

My mother never identified more with Elaine Benes than when she saw The English Patient.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (UWqZJ)

387 >.I love it, and it's full science fiction.


And yet, it is so relevant to our current times. It's an amazing story because of that.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (bDqIh)

388 This girl makes me wish two things - that I could sew and that she was mine.

https://tinyurl.com/tk29jon
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing

---

Agreed. Listening to a cutie discourse on ladies underthings all day long?

Where do I sign?

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (Y4EXg)

389 Well its always a treat even if i make stupid jokes about it and some assholes here spin off into shoe puns.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:05 AM (7ZMbn)


**shrugs**

I'm just vamping.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (2JVJo)

390
The African Queen ?
Posted by: runner
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It's remarkable how often C.S. Forester makes it into comments here.

Posted by: Horatio Hornblower at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (xSo9G)

391 A gathering of 2 or more in the name of Christ is church.



The Blues Brothers ?

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (zr5Kq)

392 NYPD to enforce social distancing

this oughta make for some good vids
Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (rpxSz)

"You're under arrest!"

*tosses handcuffs*

"Put those on!"

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (BAsqb)

393 well, what do you know

I actually have work to do.

Cheers.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (s9Eo8)

394 The amazing thing about Forbidden Planet is that almost nobody connected with it was connected with written SF. The main writer was best known for doing Tarzan movies; the director and producers had no connection with SF that we know of. They caught lightning in a magnetic bottle for sure.

Of course, Gene Roddenberry must have seen it when it was new, because there are soon many similarities between FP and ST. That's okay; GR and his crew took the whole concept to a much higher level and inserted it into our consciousness.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (rpbg1)

395 @COsweda

Now we get to see how far leftists are willing to go.

Kathy's lying.

I'll prove that this is the NEW hoax to discredit @realDonaldTrump....


Thread:
https://tinyurl.com/w5v23j2

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (cF8AT)

396 Crusty old sot grows to appreciate ramrod strict authoritarian preacher's daughter.

Preacher's daughter grows to love crusty old drunkard.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (m45I2)

397 NYPD to enforce social distancing

As if anyone wants to get within a mile of DeBlasio.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (pPNCa)

398 The freight trains have come back.


Posted by: LArro at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (10GNe)

399 The China Syndrome was Science Fiction.

And true!

Posted by: Jane Fonda, role model for Communist sappers at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (kzhbn)

400

... Nice place to hide a body................. whose tho' Hum thinking.

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (5IHGB)

401 I'm just vamping.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (2JVJo)

I'm gellin'

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (q1Pj5)

402 C.S. Forester. He wrote the Narnia books, yes??

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (90T4r)

403
**shrugs**

I'm just vamping.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:16 AM (2JVJo)

Hello. I was testing duh.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (7ZMbn)

404 394 Of course, Gene Roddenberry must have seen it when it was new, because there are soon many similarities between FP and ST. That's okay; GR and his crew took the whole concept to a much higher level and inserted it into our consciousness.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 26, 2020 10:17 AM (rpbg1)

=========

Gene Roddenberry made Star Trek a reality.

Gene Coon made Star Trek great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)

405 Algore's sequel "An Inconvenient Wife".

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (Ndje9)

406

Is il Cuomo gonna look even more stupid than usual if/when he doesn't need 30K ventilators (or respirators)?

Is a ventilator the same as a respirator? No, right?
Are people erroneously using these terms interchangeably, or do we both these items?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (fhCLs)

407 Primer at least feels like it's steeped in science.

Science as we know it today, or science as was known in the 1700's?

Remember, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The Star Trek communicator looked absurdly impossible to audiences in the 1960's.

Posted by: An Observation at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (fGSIQ)

408

Went to the Express Pickup at the grocery store yesterday.

The guy who loaded my car told me they were shocked at how many people are still going into the store and not taking precautions. The staff is nervous, it sounds like.

He said people are coming in with their children and going into the toy aisle, etc. He couldn't believe it. He was a young guy too. Early 20's I think. Very nice.

He said people are acting like there is nothing going on. Business as usual.

First time I tried leaving a tip in the back and I asked if they are allowed to take it and he said "Oh yes!" and grabbed it, thanking me. lol He was excited.

Anyway, I know a lot of the horde thanks their grocers, but evidently some customers are willy nilly as if nothing is going on.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (8fB/R)

409 Teasing. Lol. Can't win today.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (7ZMbn)

410 NYPD to enforce social distancing

this oughta make for some good vids
Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:15 AM (rpxSz)

I wonder if we can now drive in the HOV lane without a passenger, given that social distancing makes it impossible to have a passenger in the car with you?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (miJU3)

411 Preacher's daughter grows to love crusty old drunkard.

Posted by: Muldoon

The Preacher's daughter was no spring chicken herself !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (arJlL)

412
Gene Coon made Star Trek great.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)


RACIST!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (Zz0t1)

413 Curmudgeonly older single gentleman on a boat
Scoldy preacher's daughter with quavery voice
Running the rapids
Bad guys at the end of the float trip
Improvised explosive device blows up the bad guys.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:13 AM (m45I2)


Honestly not your best limerick.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (ZfRYq)

414 Is a ventilator the same as a respirator? No, right?
Are people erroneously using these terms interchangeably, or do we both these items?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (fhCLs)

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Nobody has a clue what they're talking about.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (XVuno)

415
I'm just vamping.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'
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It doesn't take much, and the next thing you know, the place is laced with puns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (xSo9G)

416 306
That battle would make a great movie.



Kris, there is a documentary on YouTube titled The Lost Legions of Varus,
which is not a full-length movie (it's about 50 minutes long) but
includes some reenactment of the battle. What I found particularly
interesting was modern historians' discussion of the impact of the
battle in separating Germany culturally from other parts of Europe that
retained a stronger Roman influence. There is also some archaeologists'
perspectives on their findings, including descriptions of some of the
artifacts recovered-- including a wonderful silver face mask.



Here's a link if you're interested: https://tinyurl.com/v4z539o

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 10:06 AM (pPNCa)
Which brings us back to today's painting.. or the artist, really. That cultural divide was still present in Friedrich's day, although Napoleon's conquests were doing a good job erasing the line. Friedrich was a dyed-in-the-wool German, proud about the history and distinctness of its culture. Arminius was a cultural hero to him. He was a huge proponent of German nationalism and statehood. While his art of course shows classical influences in it, his work is full of Germanic longing, romantic German landscapes and symbolism.
I will check out the link.

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 10:20 AM (VQp/A)

417
415
I'm just vamping.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'
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It doesn't take much, and the next thing you know, the place is laced with puns.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (xSo9G)

Fish name shouting.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:20 AM (90T4r)

418 370 Gattaca was a very good movie. A lot of people think it is boring, but I didn't find it to be. It tells a complete story, is very coherent, the characters are compelling and it is visually beautiful. It's world-building is remarkable, too.
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And in this age of lockdown deathwatch, quite credible.

I have always thought that Gattaca was one of the most well written sci-fi movies ever produced. (people who are addicted to Michael Bay 'splosions think it's boring) It does what Sci-fi as a genre does best - show us society with just a few changes (such as the belief that potential can be accurately and scientifically predicted by genetics) and then demonstrate what that change would mean to the people who have to live with it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 10:20 AM (V2Yro)

419 For me the difference between SF and fantasy is that with SF there are rules that are known or defined, they can't be broken, and they from a framework or a rough supportive skeleton for the plot.

For fantasy, rules are noted and broken and the braking of known or defined rules assist the plot. An extended deus ex machina.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:20 AM (l6b3d)

420 Is a ventilator the same as a respirator? No, right?
Are people erroneously using these terms interchangeably, or do we both these items?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (fhCLs)
++++++++
I think, though the Medical Morons can correct if wrong:
- A respirator is something you wear on your face that cleans the air coming and out
- A ventilator is a mechanical device, part of which is shoved down your throat to push air into and out of the lungs.

One cleans the air you're breathing normally, the other mechanically ventilates your lungs.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:20 AM (e/H31)

421 SEC suspends trading of ZOOM web meeting software stock.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (mw1Wz)

422 Gene Roddenberry is a reverse Terminator sent back from the future to create the future he came from.

Discuss

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (ZfRYq)

423
It doesn't take much, and the next thing you know, the place is laced with puns.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (xSo9G)


Just for the halibut.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

424 Thanks to those who explained the disappearance of the ELBOW posts. Makes sense.

In keeping with the sub-theme of this thread, I offer temporary use of the password to a AOSHQ Premium membership to the first 'ron or 'ette who can explain what a BRANNOCK DEVICE is. Like the "Who Dis" y'all are on the Honor system -- don't use the interwebs.

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (mZUr4)

425 Kris, fighting the Good Fight against the Philistines.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (90T4r)

426 Nobody has a clue what they're talking about.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (XVuno)

Now, where were we?

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (X/Pw5)

427 C.S. Forester. He wrote the Narnia books, yes??

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (90T4r)

C.S. Lewis wrote them.

Posted by: Vendette at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (nRNOc)

428 I am very fond of Pohl's Gateway series.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (e/H31)

429
The painting looks almost exactly like a stream down which I canoed in Maine in 2016, except that it is sunny. Ugh, lake canoeing is the worst - that stream was sluggish and ran between two lakes.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (pNxlR)

430 It doesn't take much, and the next thing you know, the place is laced with puns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (xSo9G)

LOL! How long you been wanting to use that one Mike. I find myself thinking "damn, I need to use THAT fish in a pun." This fucking place.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (7ZMbn)

431 SEC suspends trading of ZOOM web meeting software stock.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (mw1Wz)


ROLL TIDE!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (Zz0t1)

432
Remember, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The Star Trek communicator looked absurdly impossible to audiences in the 1960's.

Posted by: An Observation
---------

Dick Tracey's 'Wrist Radio'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (CDGwz)

433 Let me just say I am knot a fan of this discussion!

Eyelet I pass.

(* Furiously searching for a pun using "aglet" and failing. Help me Muldoon! *)

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (qc+VF)

434 The African Queen ?
Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:14 AM (zr5Kq)


*********

Yes.

Also, Rooster Cogburn


Quod erat ipse loquitur

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (m45I2)

435 #402. C.S. Lewis.

Posted by: Winston at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (RyWXu)

436
I forgot to mention this but the last time I was at the hive of scum and villainy known as Costco (about 2 weeks ago), they were completely of peanut butter.

I guess that's considered an apocalyptic staple, which makes sense, because it's filling and lasts a long time

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (fhCLs)

437 This photo reminds me of a painting ... and Bergman's movie Persona. Anybody seen it? Have any thoughts?

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (WqPYg)

438 148 got Willowed and I wont taint the art thread. But TJM is an asshole for getting me to watch that dumpster fire called Prometheus.

Beaches and The English Patient of Sci Fi.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 09:49 AM (7ZMbn)


So, you're saying that TJM was wrong? He was so wrong?

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (DTX3h)

439 12 shot Wednesday in Chicago's most violent day since stay-at-home order began



But Mayor Lori Dykefoot is going to harass people jogging along the lakefront or in the parks. I'll bet the Grady look alike won't even mention this nor will the local MFM ask her about it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (ZQYQy)

440
Dick Tracey's 'Wrist Radio'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (CDGwz)


Maxwell Smart's shoe phone.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (Zz0t1)

441 Gattaca was an anti Nazi movie.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (2DOZq)

442 Honestly not your best limerick.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (ZfRYq)

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (7ZMbn)

443 I'm the one who coined the elbows term here, my only claim to fame. Well, that and being a crazy asshole

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (8JqLB)

444 Or Pro life movie.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (2DOZq)

445 (* Furiously searching for a pun using "aglet" and failing. Help me Muldoon! *)
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (qc+VF)
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I gave up on puns because I'm not punny enough.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (WEBkv)

446 412


Gene Coon made Star Trek great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)



RACIST!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:19 AM (Zz0t1)


It was a different time!!!

Posted by: Ralph Northern at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (LDja2)

447 Ok before I get too caught up in this imma gonna tuna you guys out. Later.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (7ZMbn)

448 I'm looking forward to the Who Dis? I think I have a shot today.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 20


pssst , you can never go wrong with Joan Collins...
Posted by: runner


Joan and Tom Collins! Or Joan with a Tom Collins!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (Vddbf)

449 436
I forgot to mention this but the last time I was at the hive of scum and villainy known as Costco (about 2 weeks ago), they were completely of peanut butter.

I guess that's considered an apocalyptic staple, which makes sense, because it's filling and lasts a long time
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (fhCLs)

=========

I'm just amazed that they were to make a Costco completely of peanut butter.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (UWqZJ)

450 Glad I got all my Mardi Grasing outta me when I was young

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (rpxSz)

451 A song for the times of "social distancing":

"Here I am again in this mean old town
And you're so far away from me
And where are you when the sun goes down
You're so far away from me

You're so far away from me
So far I just can't see
You're so far away from me
You're so far away from me, all right

I'm tired of being in love and being all alone
When you're so far away from me
I'm tired of making out on the telephone
'Cause you're so far away from me"

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (Do5/p)

452 Ugh, lake canoeing is the worst - that stream was sluggish and ran between two lakes.


*********

Add Kate Hepburn and some leeches and you've got a movie.

...or two.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:24 AM (m45I2)

453 Due to the MadMaxness of the groceries, canned biscuits are impossible to find.

I bought the last two cans at Wegmans the other day. But they are little biscuits, not jumbo biscuits. Like hardly a biscuit at all.

I haz the sadz.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (ZfRYq)

454 Cops beating the hell out of people with clubs because they walk too close to each other. Not good optics.

Posted by: Case at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (U5lak)

455 Gene Coon made Star Trek great.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM


A. Hem.

Posted by: William Shatner at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (DMUuz)

456 "Is a ventilator the same as a respirator? No, right?"

I don't know - but have you tried an inhalator?
- President Obama

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (mZUr4)

457 It made me interested in reading Herodotus.
Posted by: Captain Hate at March 26, 2020 10:11 AM (y7DUB)
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Huh. Well, whatever works.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (g8Yc+)

458 - A respirator is something you wear on your face that cleans the air coming and out
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Huh. I always wondered about that song, 'Respirado'. Never quite made sense.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (CDGwz)

459
il Cuomo's press conferences in that warehouse are not a good look.

il Cuomo looks like Hugo Chavez, hoarding all the Goods. And he drones on and on.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (fhCLs)

460 what a BRANNOCK DEVICE is.
Posted by: doof2112

----

Ooh! Ooh! I know! But I don't want to get off on the wrong foot.

Posted by: Tonypete at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (Y4EXg)

461 455 Gene Coon made Star Trek great.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM

A. Hem.
Posted by: William Shatner at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (DMUuz)

=========

Needs a longer pause.

Take two.

Action!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (UWqZJ)

462 SEC suspends trading of ZOOM web meeting software stock.
Posted by: deplorable unperson - sanitized for your protection at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (mw1Wz)


ZOOM is not the ticker for Zoom video communications. It is ZM.

Posted by: runner at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (zr5Kq)

463 Gorilla has who dis, Chimp is minimalist.

-
Chimp knows more than he tells.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (+y/Ru)

464 I like Forester's " Mere Christianity".

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (90T4r)

465 Dick Tracey's 'Wrist Radio'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (CDGwz)

Which got replaced by the 2-way wrist television in later years, and boy!, you knew about it, because Chester Gould was kind enough to put an arrow pointing to it, and a big label that read "2-way wrist television".

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM (miJU3)

466 Aglet Moorehead.

Don't.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (Ndje9)

467
Cuomo looks like he's hiding in a bunker with all the supplies. How is that a good look?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (fhCLs)

468 43 I'm the one who coined the elbows term here, my only claim to fame. Well, that and being a crazy asshole

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (8JqLB)

*throws down gaunlet*

No way you can claim that title all by yourself.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (7ZMbn)

469 435 #402. C.S. Lewis.
Posted by: Winston at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (RyWXu)

I loved the stories he told about Horatio Hornblower!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

470 443 I'm the one who coined the elbows term here, my only claim to fame. Well, that and being a crazy asshole
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 10:23 AM (8JqLB)

Golf clap for that claim to fame. You decide which one I'm referring to!

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (mZUr4)

471 (* Furiously searching for a pun using "aglet" and failing. Help me Muldoon! *)
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (qc+VF)
++++++++++++++
Aglet factories are engaged in agletculture.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (e/H31)

472 469 435 #402. C.S. Lewis.
Posted by: Winston at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (RyWXu)

I loved the stories he told about Horatio Hornblower!
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

===========

When he fought the French on the HMS Surprise?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (UWqZJ)

473 Gene Coon made Star Trek great.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:18 AM (UWqZJ)a
_________


I still can't believe he lost to Larry Holmes. I attended that '82 fight in Las Vegas.

Posted by: ShainS at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (WqPYg)

474 Cuomo looks like he's hiding in a bunker with all the supplies. How is that a good look?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (fhCLs)

--------

Is he wearing a WWII army helmet?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (XVuno)

475 471 (* Furiously searching for a pun using "aglet" and failing. Help me Muldoon! *)
Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (qc+VF)
++++++++++++++
Aglet factories are engaged in agletculture.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (e/H31)

Aglet factories deemed an essential industry.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:28 AM (90T4r)

476 I guess my Aglet / Egret pun didn't work.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2DOZq)

477 Aglet factories deemed an essential industry.
Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:28 AM (90T4r)

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Aglets mean nothing if you don't also have grommets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (XVuno)

478
I saw The English Patient, but I remember nothing about it. Ralph Fiennes in bandages, maybe?
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 09:56 AM (g8Yc+)


Yes. He was smitten with the character played by Kristin Scott Thomas, who is an emotional black hole in practically every role she plays -- she sucks all emotion out of her scenes. "The Horse Whisperer", for example. Ugh.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (pNxlR)

479 Break out the cooler and fire up the bass boat, son!

Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2Mnv1)

480


President Trump's Daily Briefings Are A Ratings Hit, Should Networks Stop Airing Them?

That's a real headline.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (fhCLs)

481 I liked Forester's " Surprised By Otters" book a lot.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (90T4r)

482 416

Kris, I think you'll enjoy the documentary, even though it's only very indirectly about nineteenth-century art. But it does include a segment about that statue of Arminius known as the Hermannsdenkmal.

Speaking of Napoleon-- my dad once commented that he was part of the first major invasion of Germany from the West since Napoleon's day. Since my family is ethnically German, I suppose he found it something of a homecoming. He said that the parts of Germany that were not torn up by the war reminded him of southern Pennsylvania, where we lived when I was a kid.

Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (pPNCa)

483 Needs a longer pause.

Take two.

Action!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM


A.

* downward chop with right hand *

Hem.

Posted by: William Shatner at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (DMUuz)

484 Come on guys help Me out here I'm at least as crazy assholey as Tinfoilbaby.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (7ZMbn)

485 Aglets mean nothing if you don't also have grommets.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (XVuno)
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Wait, wut? When did Wallace become interested in aglets?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (WEBkv)

486 I saw a mention of gorilla and went looking for nood. Disappointed I feel like I just lost Simon Says.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (l6b3d)

487 69 435 #402. C.S. Lewis.
Posted by: Winston at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (RyWXu)

I loved the stories he told about Horatio Hornblower!
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (V2Yro)

===========

When he fought the French on the HMS Surprise?
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:27 AM (UWqZJ)
----
No, that was Bolitho, wasn't it?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (g8Yc+)

488 467
Cuomo looks like he's hiding in a bunker with all the supplies. How is that a good look?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:26 AM (fhCLs)

He looks like a hoarder. I bet he hoards TP.

Posted by: IC at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (a0IVu)

489
"I KNEW I was important!"

That's 'aglets', Chel-Z, not 'naglets'

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (pNxlR)

490 Join Winnie the Ooh and his little friend Aglet in the 100 Acre Wood for another fine misadventure.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (m45I2)

491 Now we get to see how far leftists are willing to go.

Kathy's lying.


They'll go much further than histrionics. That's why I'm kind of glad churches aren't putting their congregations in one spot.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (jOEDM)

492 483 Needs a longer pause.

Take two.

Action!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:25 AM

A.

* downward chop with right hand *

Hem.
Posted by: William Shatner at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (DMUuz)

==========

Perfect!

Print it! Let's move on to the next set up.

Now, in this shot, Mr. Shatner, you will masculinely woo an alien woman. Make sure to suck in your gut and...can we get Mr. Shatner's hairpiece adjusted? It's on his ear.

Okay...action!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (UWqZJ)

493 I saw a mention of gorilla and went looking for nood. Disappointed I feel like I just lost Simon Says.
Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (l6b3d)


I got clothes lined playing Red Rover as a kid......

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

494 Come on guys help Me out here I'm at least as crazy assholey as Tinfoilbaby.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (7ZMbn)
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Sigh.

Cannibalism is looking pretty sane right now, what with the Kung Foo Flu making it difficult to supply households with necessary items.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (WEBkv)

495 Passenger in car is OK. Limos, taxis, public transit all on PA approved list.

Posted by: kallisto at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (XNkEi)

496

Don't take your chevy to the levy the Wet markets are closed.

Boudreaux dat's no Bayou it's a Boudain wif Poutine Po Boy got no sense of smell..........

Posted by: saf at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (5IHGB)

497 I think the administration needs to beat the drum on this stimulus bill. The $1200 checks (which we won't get in this house) are nice and all.

What is a bigger deal is the SBA "loans" that are coming - a company can borrow 8 weeks of payroll and overhead and at the end of the 8 weeks, if they kept all their employees on payroll, the loan is forgiven.

I am sure there are some restrictions, but keeping people getting paychecks is a HUGE deal and better than a $1200 one time payment.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (ZfRYq)

498 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

The govt eventually banned it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (+0AKE)

499 Aglet factories deemed an essential industry.

We can sabotage those factories!

Posted by: French Workers at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (sj6zW)

500
He looks like a hoarder. I bet he hoards TP.
Posted by: IC at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (a0IVu


I bet he freezes TP, because the Cuomo gene pool is damn shallow, and you know that Fredo didn't score ALL the stupidons.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (pNxlR)

501 484 Come on guys help Me out here I'm at least as crazy assholey as Tinfoilbaby.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:30 AM (7ZMbn)

AAAAND - YOU get a golf clap!

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (mZUr4)

502 I guess my Aglet / Egret pun didn't work.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2DOZq)
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Egrets - he's had a few.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (g8Yc+)

503 Cannibalism is looking pretty sane right now, what with the Kung Foo Flu making it difficult to supply households with necessary items.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (WEBkv)

Remember to cook all long pig to an internal temperature of at least 170 Fahrenheit.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (BAsqb)

504 425
Kris, fighting the Good Fight against the Philistines.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:21 AM (90T4r)

Varus vs. the Germans

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (VQp/A)

505 Sigh.

Cannibalism is looking pretty sane right now, what with the Kung Foo Flu making it difficult to supply households with necessary items.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM (WEBkv)

Oh the cannibalism thing...I was talking like...in general.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (7ZMbn)

506 The best-laid plans o' mice and men gang aft aglet.

Aglet? Fuck! (crumples paper)

Posted by: Rob't Burns at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (miJU3)

507 Aglets?

Posted by: Millennial wearing velcro shoes at March 26, 2020 10:34 AM (ZfRYq)

508 Wow. Pompeo is not screwing around. Not even a little bit.


https://tinyurl.com/t9r7vov

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 10:34 AM (NVYyb)

509
The govt eventually banned it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (+0AKE)


Yeah, but only after hobbits complained about rampant toe hair loss.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:34 AM (pNxlR)

510 502 I guess my Aglet / Egret pun didn't work.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2DOZq)
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Egrets - he's had a few.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (g8Yc+)

Zee Horde, she eeze fickle.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:34 AM (90T4r)

511 AAAAND - YOU get a golf clap!

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (mZUr4)

Thank you! Validation. Finally.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:34 AM (7ZMbn)

512 He said that the parts of Germany that were not torn up by the war reminded him of southern Pennsylvania, where we lived when I was a kid.

A German friend of mine who saw a picture of the barn said, "Dude, are in the Alsace?" They brought their techniques and styles with them.

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (Zo1XC)

513 Cuomo in his bunker full of supplies he says aren't there is like the former mayor of San Juan, PR saying no supplies had been delivered and they were out of water while standing in front of a huge pile of bottled water.
These people think we're as stupid as they are.

Posted by: Winston a dreg of society at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (TYQsd)

514 502
I guess my Aglet / Egret pun didn't work.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 26, 2020 10:29 AM (2DOZq)

-----

Egrets - he's had a few.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (g8Yc+)

Aglets. That's what everyone's waiting for on the eagle cams, right?

Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (VQp/A)

515 Why is everyone talking about "The English Patient, it's so romantic". God, that movie stunk!

Ugh. You wouldn't believe it. My boyfriend dumped me. My friends, who I don't even like, they won't talk to me. All because I don't like that stupid English Patient movie.

Oh, come on. Good? What was good about it? Those sex scenes! I mean, please! Gimme something I can use!

Oh. No. I can't do this any more. I can't. It's too long. Quit telling your stupid story, about the stupid
desert, and just die already! Die!!

Posted by: Elaine Benes at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (Do5/p)

516 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

The govt eventually banned it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (+0AKE)

It was an x-ray machine...un-shielded.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (X/Pw5)

517 OK all don't burn the place down. Later.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob ' give me zombies or give me death' at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (7ZMbn)

518 If we're going g to eat a general, I suggest soleiami- he's already sliced and cooked.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (87EdW)

519 515 Oh, come on. Good? What was good about it? Those sex scenes! I mean, please! Gimme something I can use!

Oh. No. I can't do this any more. I can't. It's too long. Quit telling your stupid story, about the stupid
desert, and just die already! Die!!
Posted by: Elaine Benes at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (Do5/p)

==========

Sex in a bathtub?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (UWqZJ)

520 397 NYPD to enforce social distancing

"Chokehold yourself! And shoot your dog while you're at it!"

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (NWiLs)

521 Egrets - he's had a few.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 26, 2020 10:33 AM (g8Yc+)

-------

Crocodile Theme Song?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (XVuno)

522 He said that the parts of Germany that were not torn up by the war reminded him of southern Pennsylvania, where we lived when I was a kid.


German exchange kids who came to my Pennsylvania high school were really bummed out. We want to go to Florida or California, this looks just like Germany!

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (c4UJn)

523 498 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

Saw one of those when I was a yute. Don't think it was working but there it was. Wooden cabinet.

Posted by: getting the banned back together for their x rays at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (JGweq)

524 Mrs. Wrecks, who's a bit of a hypochondriac, OK, a huge hypochondriac, called her doctor this morning. They'll see her in a tent outside the building.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (+y/Ru)

525 >>> I got clothes lined playing Red Rover as a kid......
Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:31 AM

I remember that's one of the games tubby kids ruled at: m*v. Not me, I got bounced a lot.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (l6b3d)

526 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

The govt eventually banned it.


"But no customer has ever died from it! Wait. Never mind..."

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (Zo1XC)

527 One of the names for it was the "Pedoscope".

https://tinyurl.com/7otgtfu

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (+0AKE)

528 Actually, the correct verbage is pointy elbows, because I dont care for those cone shaped tittys. I like the big round full firm ones, but any titty will do in a pinch

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (8JqLB)

529 "Chokehold yourself! And shoot your dog while you're at it!"
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (NWiLs)

"Throw this flashbang into your kids' bedroom!"

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (BAsqb)

530 Remember, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The Star Trek communicator looked absurdly impossible to audiences in the 1960's.

Posted by: An Observation
---------

Dick Tracey's 'Wrist Radio'.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:22 AM (CDGwz)


The person who manages to invent a working holodeck will be richer than Bill Gates.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (2JVJo)

531 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

The govt eventually banned it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe
---

Ah. The fluoroscope. Actual, an x-ray machine. Many here that are older than 29 remember using those.

It didn't 'measure', it just allowed you to literally see how your foot fit in the shoe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (CDGwz)

532 Crocodile Theme Song?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (XVuno)

Anka's magnus opus.

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (X/Pw5)

533 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

Saw one of those when I was a yute. Don't think it was working but there it was. Wooden cabinet.

-
I remember using one as a kid. Unfortunately, it didn't turn me into the Hulk.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

534 498 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

---------

The same company probably did mobile chest x-rays in front of supermarkets.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (XVuno)

535
It's weird and stupid, no?

il Cuomo appears to be spending his entire day in that bunker/warehouse complaining about other people not doing enough for him. There's no way anyone is seriously considering him for 2020.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (fhCLs)

536 Wow. Pompeo is not screwing around. Not even a little bit.


https://tinyurl.com/t9r7vov
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker


China is making a big psyops push on the "Chinese solution is solving the virus problem"

Only thing is, likely not. Just not reporting cases.
Kits exported to other countries for testing have a high failure rate.
And authoritarian lockdown (ie, nailing people into their apartments) might not work in other countries.

So yeah, Trump knows what they are trying to do, and Pompeo is no dummy.

Pushback. It's a New Yorker thing. Donnie Two Scoops isn't going to play their little game the way its always been played.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (vcOmj)

537 Interesting...

New unemployment rate is 5.5%, just a shade over full employment, after over 3 million people lost their jobs.

I'm sure the job loses aren't done, but that's still an interesting context.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (UWqZJ)

538 I'm guessing Pompeo must think China did something deliberately and with malice aforethought, to talk this way. Like, maybe the sick "journalist" the Chinese state media sent to PDJT's briefing is really an intel asset and the Chinese were hoping to infect the WH staff.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (NVYyb)

539
520 397 NYPD to enforce social distancing

"Chokehold yourself! And shoot your dog while you're at it!"
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (NWiLs)


"Where are you hiding those loosies? C'mon, out with 'em!"

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (pNxlR)

540 the dow is looking good

SUN still shining

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (rpxSz)

541 I don't see a sniper. I think it's safe to
* Zing! *
* Thwump *
* Thud *

Posted by: db at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (VPeKk)

542 Looks like I was wrong about the radioactive source, it's an X-ray machine.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (+0AKE)

543
The person who manages to invent a working holodeck will be richer than Bill Gates.
Posted by: Mary Poppins
------

Heh. That might redefine the 'Blue Screen of Death'.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (CDGwz)

544 530
The person who manages to invent a working holodeck will be richer than Bill Gates.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (2JVJo)

==========

And society will become the informational video from Futurama about sex bots.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (UWqZJ)

545 Green Giant Qudslets corn. Good to the last colonel.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (miJU3)

546 Thank you! Validation. Finally.
Posted by: Cannibal Blob



*******

Threadwinner!!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (m45I2)

547 We used to have dozens of Aglet factories, before they moved them all to China.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (88+cf)

548 "What is a bigger deal is the SBA "loans" that are coming - a company can borrow 8 weeks of payroll and overhead and at the end of the 8 weeks, if they kept all their employees on payroll, the loan is forgiven."

But what if I don't actually need to close? We are a critical business, and all my employees are healthy. Can I still get some free moola? Or do I need to shut everything down, thus delaying all my customers' orders, in order to scoop up some of that free gov't $$$,$$$? This seems like a bad incentive for people like me! Only my outdated conscience keeps me from doing the wrong thing.

Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (eAZVt)

549 "But no customer has ever died from it! Wait. Never mind..."
Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (Zo1XC)

I'm sitting here laughing at the idea that the only bar a device for measuring shoe size should clear is, 'It probably won't kill you'.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (BAsqb)

550 547 We used to have dozens of Aglet factories, before they moved them all to China.
Posted by: Roland THTG at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (88+cf)

Now they're agrets.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (NWiLs)

551 Justice Department @TheJusticeDept
Watch Live at 11:00 am Eastern: Attorney General Barr and Justice Department officials to announce significant law enforcement actions relating to international narco-terrorism.

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (0/0mv)

552 549 "But no customer has ever died from it! Wait. Never mind..."
Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:37 AM (Zo1XC)

I'm sitting here laughing at the idea that the only bar a device for measuring shoe size should clear is, 'It probably won't kill you'.
Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (BAsqb)

You might go up three sizes and sprout a couple extra toes.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (NWiLs)

553 498 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

The govt eventually banned it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:32 AM (+0AKE)

Did you intentionally post this in response to my question at #424? Or was it inadvertent dumb luck?

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (mZUr4)

554 Crocodile Theme Song?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM (XVuno)

Anka's magnus opus.

-
Oh the crock bites
With his his teeth, dear

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (+y/Ru)

555 The person who manages to invent a working holodeck will be richer than Bill Gates.
Posted by: Mary Poppins

and the content will improve, right ?

RIGHT ?

Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (rpxSz)

556 Chicago has the shoots. Stay at home order is a great time saver in re gang vendettas.

Posted by: klaftern at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (RuIsu)

557 498 Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?

Pedoscope! It was a different time.

Posted by: Woody Allen selling shoes at March 26, 2020 10:41 AM (JGweq)

558 NYPD to enforce social distancing


*******

Man, I wouldn't Tase that with a six foot cattle prod!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 26, 2020 10:41 AM (m45I2)

559 The science is nonsense. It's techno fantasy like most things erroneously labeled as science fiction.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:01 AM (UWqZJ)

But, but,

It has Leslie Neilson and Anne Francis.

And Anne Francis in a short skirt.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 26, 2020 10:41 AM (qyH+l)

560 and the content will improve, right ?

RIGHT ?
Posted by: REDACTED at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (rpxSz)

I'm buying stock in companies that sell hand lotion and Kleenex.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (BAsqb)

561 I like the sky.

Posted by: IronDave at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (k3crU)

562

I wonder if we'll see a significant reduction in fentanyl deaths the longer we embargo chinese junk.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (fhCLs)

563 >>Wow. Pompeo is not screwing around. Not even a little bit.


Pompeo and Trump understand this is war, an information war where China is pulling out all the stops to pin this pandemic on the US, rewrite history.

I am glad to see Pompeo takes it seriously.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (bDqIh)

564 DOJ is a joke. Narco Terrorism! What about government indictments?! Screw off, Barr.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (NVYyb)

565 The Cherry 2000 will be the top of the line sexbot.

Posted by: Case at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (U5lak)

566 "Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?"

I thought they used an X-ray tube?

Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 10:43 AM (eAZVt)

567 >>I wonder if we'll see a significant reduction in fentanyl deaths the longer we embargo chinese junk.

I would think so, since the cartels are having a tough time doing business.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 10:43 AM (bDqIh)

568 The wuflood?

Posted by: Frodo, just FrodoB at March 26, 2020 10:43 AM (gmSu9)

569 Chicago has the shoots. Stay at home order is a great time saver in re gang vendettas.
Posted by: klaftern at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (RuIsu)

I'm going to go out on a limb and say they won't be clamping down on the hoodrats.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:43 AM (BAsqb)

570 All my luck is dumb. But that made me think of shoe sizing even though I didn't realize why. I must have seen the word and remembered the image.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (+0AKE)

571 #505 Come to my part of Texas! You can have all the feral hogs you can shoot, and there are a LOT of them. Of course, the meat sucks on the big boars for the most part, but hey in a true emergency it wouldn't matter...

Posted by: satrose at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (nycWw)

572 Was that foot Xray thing called a fluoroscope? Or was that some other thing?

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (90T4r)

573 Almost Easter.
peep peep

Posted by: Frodo, just FrodoB at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (gmSu9)

574 And society will become the informational video from Futurama about sex bots.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (UWqZJ


Plug me into an alternate reality where I can have sex with Marilyn, Carolyn Jones, Pola Negri, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak all day long, and I ain't never coming back.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (2JVJo)

575 The yellow sky represents the Kungflu moving over the happy trees and bushes.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (88+cf)

576 I thought they used an X-ray tube?
Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 10:43 AM (eAZVt)

That's right.

Posted by: Retired shoe salesman, leaning on his white cane. at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (miJU3)

577 574 And society will become the informational video from Futurama about sex bots.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (UWqZJ

Plug me into an alternate reality where I can have sex with Marilyn, Carolyn Jones, Pola Negri, Ann Sothern, Joan Blondell and Ann Dvorak all day long, and I ain't never coming back.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:44 AM (2JVJo)

=========

You are Cypher from The Matrix.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:45 AM (UWqZJ)

578 So McConnell said the senate has moved on from partisan politics? After seeing some of what's in the bill, I'd say the RINOs just rolled over for the Dems.
They screwed us all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 10:45 AM (axyOa)

579 Sex in a bathtub?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:36 AM

Just went back and did a search for "English Patient" and noticed you brought up Elaine Benes' reaction already.

I hated her character in the show, but thought she was hilarious in that episode.

I feel the same way she does about "The English Patient", only about "Titanic".

Romantic movie? A mentally unstable girl, who was going to kill herself over an arranged marriage, cheated on her husband-to-be, who really didn't treat her badly until he found out... she was cheating on him!

Posted by: Elaine Benes at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (Do5/p)

580 Just so you know - I look forward to this post every day. always surprised.

Posted by: Robert Grindrod at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (GAeuH)

581 So McConnell said the senate has moved on from partisan politics? After seeing some of what's in the bill, I'd say the RINOs just rolled over for the Dems.
They screwed us all.
Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 10:45 AM (axyOa)


Never let a crisis go to waste.

We're losing liberties by the minute and once you lose them, they're really hard to get back.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (Zz0t1)

582 Butt to the wall, man.
--Don't see no walls. Cover your butt.

Posted by: Frodo, just FrodoB at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (gmSu9)

583 "Did you know that some one invented a device that used a radioactive source to measure your shoe size?"

You'd have to be a madman to try to improve on the handy little foot measurer that all stores have. I had to look it up, it's called a "Brannock Device".

Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (asM0l)

584 What ever happened to Durham's investigation into the origins of spying on the Trump campaign? Wasn't March the date it was going to be released?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (vGJY7)

585 579

Romantic movie? A mentally unstable girl, who was going to kill herself over an arranged marriage, cheated on her husband-to-be, who really didn't treat her badly until he found out... she was cheating on him!
Posted by: Elaine Benes at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (Do5/p)

Excellent boobage, though.

Posted by: tubal at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (90T4r)

586 Just so you know - I look forward to this post every day. always surprised.
Posted by: Robert Grindrod


It's the otters. They are always......surprising.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (vcOmj)

587

Don't eat the yellow peeps -- they have the chinese hivs.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (fhCLs)

588 Justice Department @TheJusticeDept
Watch Live at 11:00 am Eastern: Attorney General Barr and Justice Department officials to announce significant law enforcement actions relating to international narco-terrorism.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (0/0mv)


Any chance you'll get around to hanging the Deep State assholes some time this century, you worthless fat fuck?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (2JVJo)

589 I can't believe they stripped out money for the Oil Reserve and have union protection in the bill

Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (nRk/c)

590 Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (NVYyb)
*****
Good Lord get yourself some Mental health help

Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (Fp2eV)

591 I got yer largeness hangin'

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (CLteG)

592 584 What ever happened to Durham's investigation into the origins of spying on the Trump campaign? Wasn't March the date it was going to be released?
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (vGJY7)

==========

The assumed timeline, given by Barr, was late spring/early summer. I think that more likely indicates May rather than March.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (UWqZJ)

593 So, I talked to a friend of mine, and was told that Trump is personally responsible for the worldwide shortage of hydroxychloroquine because he mentioned it as a potential treatment and now lupus patients will die because of him. And pharmacists are giving this drug out to friends and anyone who asks which is against the law, and the fact that this is happening is Trump's fault.


Also... you can get infected by anything you touch, so no one should have to go to work if they feel uncomfortable. If that means only hospitals are open, well, that's OK. Because you are risking your life by having contact with anyone at any time.


Sigh. Yes, that is my world now.

Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (ZCiJZ)

594 Rose was the true villain of Titanic.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

595 yeesh. so this stimulus bill is full of useless pork? wtf, war turtle just rolled over?

Posted by: IC at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (a0IVu)

596 Wasn't March the date it was going to be released?
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (vGJY7)
~~~~~

Late Spring, early Summer we were told.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (sGotD)

597 594 Rose was the true villain of Titanic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

=========

Brian Dennehy was great in the dual roles of the ship and the iceberg, though.

Can't overlook that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (UWqZJ)

598 If anyone wants to calculate their unemployment benefits, here's a site:

https://tinyurl.com/urf67sd

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (cF8AT)

599 Never let a crisis go to waste.

We're losing liberties by the minute and once you lose them, they're really hard to get back.
Posted by: Sponge

Is it a feature or a bug?

It all depends on your perspective.

From the view of the Big Government types, "people" need to be put in their place, and the Corona Virus scare is just the ticket to do that.

Just the ticket. A-yup.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....lost in America at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (vcOmj)

600 564 DOJ is a joke. Narco Terrorism! What about government indictments?! Screw off, Barr.
Posted by: Huck Follywood, hunker in the bunker at March 26, 2020 10:42 AM (NVYyb)

One does get a sense of misplaced priorities from this...

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

601 I got yer largeness hangin'

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (CLteG)

Dave? David Brenner?

Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (X/Pw5)

602 One does get a sense of misplaced priorities from this...
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (NWiLs)


SQUIRREL!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

603 Brian Dennehy was great in the dual roles of the ship and the iceberg, though.

Can't overlook that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (UWqZJ)

That's fair.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (NWiLs)

604 I get all my news and medical advise right here on the HQ. I burned my hand yesterday in a Chicken Soup accident but slapping a hot iron on it just made it worse. I hope the blisters go away by Easter. Oh the life of a shut in...

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (flINI)

605 I remember using one as a kid. Unfortunately, it didn't turn me into the Hulk.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:38 AM (+y/Ru)

IIRC, Banner was exposed to gamma rays, not x-rays. Much higher energies involved.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (qyH+l)

606 Annnnd, we're back

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (Do5/p)

607
Dave? David Brenner?
Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (X/Pw5)


Dave's not here.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

608 Rose was the true villain of Titanic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

Yeah-- Slide over and let the dude up onto the board!

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (BAsqb)

609 The assumed timeline, given by Barr, was late spring/early summer. I think that more likely indicates May rather than March.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (UWqZJ)
++++++++++++++++
They seem to be setting up to guide expectations toward "end of summer." Per the Examiner:
The top federal prosecutor for Connecticut was on pace to finish his inquiry sometime in the summer, according to a report by Fox News on Monday. One source "suggested the investigation could end as soon as July." Another "said it could be closer to September, based on Durham's progress, which could be hindered by the coronavirus pandemic rocking the nation and the globe."

It's either gonna be a nothingburger or the hugest "October Surprise" in history. I lean toward "nothingburger."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (e/H31)

610 597 594 Rose was the true villain of Titanic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

=========

Brian Dennehy was great in the dual roles of the ship and the iceberg, though.

Can't overlook that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (UWqZJ)

He was so convincing I didn't even notice.

Posted by: Someguy at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (Zm+LZ)

611 If anyone wants to calculate their unemployment benefits, here's a site:

https://tinyurl.com/urf67sd
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (cF8AT)

My chief benefit of unemployment is not having to go to work.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (miJU3)

612 Just so you know - I look forward to this post every day. always surprised.
Posted by: Robert Grindrod

*******

Me too... me too

Posted by: Bob Humpadick at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (flINI)

613 I'm going to go out on a limb and say they won't be clamping down on the hoodrats.

Has anyone ever cared about hoodrats?

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (vGJY7)

614 What ever happened to Durham's investigation into the origins of spying on the Trump campaign? Wasn't March the date it was going to be released?
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (vGJY7)

==========

The assumed timeline, given by Barr, was late spring/early summer. I think that more likely indicates May rather than March.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26,



***

A shitload of stuff is going to be conveniently forgotten once this virus crap is over...if it ever is.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (axyOa)

615 Going for a cup of tea. BP is spiking.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (2JVJo)

616 Has anyone ever cared about hoodrats?
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (vGJY7)

No.

Posted by: Vanya at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (BAsqb)

617 Gallup Poll: Majority Of Americans Disapprove Of News Media Handling Of Wuhan Coronavirus

MARCH 26, 2020 By Tristan Justice

Of nine leaders and institutions rated by Americans in a new poll on their response to the novel Wuhan Coronavirus, the media fared the worst, and it's not even close.

According to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the media was the only institution that scored a negative approval rating among the public with only 44 percent of Americans approving of the way the media has covered the virus. Fifty-five percent disapprove making for a -11 percent rating.

https://tinyurl.com/scxn5wq

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (cF8AT)

618 Wasn't March the date it was going to be released?
Posted by: Concerned People's Front at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (vGJY7)
~~~~~

Late Spring, early Summer we were told.
Posted by: IrishEi at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (sGotD)

********

#Twoweeks

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (flINI)

619 Going for a cup of tea. BP is spiking.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (2JVJo)


Caffeine. That'll help.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

620 Sams here is doing the 55 and older only in the store for the first hour.

It was an pleasant shopping experience and they actually had stuff today.

Gas was $1.39 there. Haven't seen prices that low in decades. Adjusted for inflation, we are seeing record low prices with more on the way.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (JUOKG)

621 Dave? David Brenner?
Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (X/Pw5)

Dave's not here.....
Posted by: Sponge

Because he's dead ?

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (arJlL)

622 617 According to a new Gallup poll released Wednesday, the media was the only institution that scored a negative approval rating among the public with only 44 percent of Americans approving of the way the media has covered the virus. Fifty-five percent disapprove making for a -11 percent rating.

https://tinyurl.com/scxn5wq
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (cF8AT)

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That's gonna help them convince America that Trump needs to be replaced in November.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (UWqZJ)

623
Because he's dead ?
Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (arJlL)


Who?

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:53 AM (Zz0t1)

624 David Brenner is En Fuego?

I mean is morte?

Posted by: eleven at March 26, 2020 10:53 AM (Qf83p)

625 601 I got yer largeness hangin'

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM (CLteG)

Dave? David Brenner?
Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:49 AM (X/Pw5)

Nah, but my friends call me "Donger"

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:53 AM (CLteG)

626 >>> 595 yeesh. so this stimulus bill is full of useless pork? wtf, war turtle just rolled over? Posted by: IC at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM


first:the dems said no bro we're signing nothin. (then something happened) then the dems said ok we're all signing now

I new the something was crap. I couldn't find anything on what the something was.

Posted by: banana Dream at March 26, 2020 10:54 AM (l6b3d)

627 Because he's dead ?
Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (arJlL)

Who?
Posted by: Sponge

THIRD BASE !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:54 AM (arJlL)

628 Going for a cup of tea. BP is spiking.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:51 AM (2JVJo)



Caffeine. That'll help.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (Zz0t1)

funny how so much is context and what your are focused on. I thought she was having a congratulatory Tea because British Petroleum was up. It made sense to me.

Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (hHxp2)

629 opening day and everyone is in first place!!!! they're all winners!!!

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (0O7c5)

630 Justice Department @TheJusticeDept
Watch Live at 11:00 am Eastern: Attorney General Barr and Justice Department officials to announce significant law enforcement actions relating to international narco-terrorism.
Posted by: Ghost of Qassem Soleimani at March 26, 2020 10:40 AM (0/0mv)


thanks!

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (8fB/R)

631 I don't think the media even knows how to not be repulsive to normal people. They need a serious intervention.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (+0AKE)

632 Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden says Democrats will have an opportunity to tack progressive policies such as student loan forgiveness and the Green New Deal onto the next coronavirus relief package.

Moderate ha?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (nRk/c)

633 Starring Brian Dennehy as The Known Universe...

Posted by: klaftern at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (RuIsu)

634 That's gonna help them convince America that Trump needs to be replaced in November.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 10:52 AM (UWqZJ)


With record numbers watching his pressers, I think people are finally saying, "WTF is with these people!?"

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (cF8AT)

635 Any chance you'll get around to hanging the Deep State assholes some time this century, you worthless fat fuck?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 26, 2020 10:47 AM

According the nightly X22 Report YouTube videos, this is going to happen at the end of the 15-day period Trump mentioned. So around 03/31/20, apparently "the storm" is coming and shit will hit the fan.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (Do5/p)

636 Who?

Posted by: Sponge

Woodsey Fuckin' Owl...that's hoo!

Posted by: Zombie Dave Brenner at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (X/Pw5)

637 opening day and everyone is in first place!!!! they're all winners!!!
Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (0O7c5)

*******

Except for the Florida Marlins. They've been mathematically eliminated already.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (flINI)

638 604 I get all my news and medical advise right here on the HQ. I burned my hand yesterday in a Chicken Soup accident but slapping a hot iron on it just made it worse. I hope the blisters go away by Easter. Oh the life of a shut in...
Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 26, 2020 10:50 AM (flINI)

RUB BUTTER ON THE BURNS!!!!

Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (CLteG)

639 But what if I don't actually need to close? We are a critical business, and all my employees are healthy. Can I still get some free moola? Or do I need to shut everything down, thus delaying all my customers' orders, in order to scoop up some of that free gov't $$$,$$$? This seems like a bad incentive for people like me! Only my outdated conscience keeps me from doing the wrong thing.
Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (eAZVt)


This has nothing to do with closing. It's about staying open.

I think, if you are a small business (under 500 employees), you can apply for the loan and get it.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (ZfRYq)

640 Dumb question.
Is the $1200 taxable?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

641
funny how so much is context and what your are focused on. I thought she was having a congratulatory Tea because British Petroleum was up. It made sense to me.
Posted by: Quint at March 26, 2020 10:55 AM (hHxp2)


Dave's not here.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (Zz0t1)

642 Gotta furlough a guy in about four minutes. Not the best part of my day.

Posted by: TexasDan at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (hr5kG)

643 583
You'd have to be a madman to try to improve on the handy little foot measurer that all stores have. I had to look it up, it's called a "Brannock Device".
Posted by: t-bird at March 26, 2020 10:46 AM (asM0l)

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Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (mZUr4)

644


With record numbers watching his pressers, I think people are finally saying, "WTF is with these people!?"


Not the people I know in Michigan. They are 100% full-on OrangeManBad it's all his fault people are dying. EVERYTHING is his fault.

Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (ZCiJZ)

645 Dumb question.
Is the $1200 taxable?
Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)


Social Security, a tax, is taxed.

What do YOU think......

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (Zz0t1)

646 Nah, but my friends call me "Donger"
Posted by: Rock Girthpounder at March 26, 2020 10:53 AM


Donger...where is my automobile?

Posted by: Uncle Howard at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (ejd/p)

647 With record numbers watching his pressers, I think people are finally saying, "WTF is with these people!?"
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:56 AM (cF8AT)
++++++++++++++
There's a crisis on and people want to know more. People who would never watch a press conference normally. People who live their lives and go to work and don't bother with following this stuff closely.

Those people are now getting a peek inside the sausage factory. And it is revolting.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (e/H31)

648 I'm an absolute tea junkie; It must be genetic. I love me some coffee, but I usually have one cup in the morning and then drink tea the rest of the day.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (+0AKE)

649 anchor Ted Koppel sniping, "Training a camera on a live event, and just letting it play out, is technology, not journalism; journalism requires editing and context. I recognize that presidential utterances occupy a unique category. Within that category, however, President Trump has created a special compartment all his own."


ah, hahahahahahahahahhahaha

hat tip The Morning Report

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (ZQR/T)

650 They're saying that those stimulus checks will be delivered as soon as possible but no later than December 2020.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (+y/Ru)

651 Who?

Posted by: Sponge

Woodsey Fuckin' Owl...that's hoo!
Posted by: Zombie Dave Brenner

LOl 1

I always liked him !

Posted by: JT at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (arJlL)

652 It was an x-ray machine...un-shielded.
Posted by: BignJames at March 26, 2020 10:35 AM (X/Pw5)

When I was a kid, there was still a shoe store in my hometown that used those dangerous-ass things.

We all thought it was cool to see out foot bones. Lucky our feet don't all glow in the dark.

Although that might be cool for middle of the night bathroom trips.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (KxVoZ)

653 @jparkABC

As she becomes an octogenarian, @SpeakerPelosi says she isn't celebrating her 80th birthday until she can hug her grand-babies.



Nancy, how many were aborted?

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (cF8AT)

654 >>>The Cherry 2000 will be the top of the line sexbot.<<<

Have we heard at all from the sexbot industry about how they plan to ease our pain and suffering thru this crisis situation? Anyone?

Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (2Mnv1)

Posted by: IRS at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (88+cf)

656 anchor Ted Koppel sniping, "Training a camera on a live event, and just letting it play out, is technology, not journalism; journalism requires editing and context. I recognize that presidential utterances occupy a unique category. Within that category, however, President Trump has created a special compartment all his own."
...
Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (ZQR/T)
+++++++++++++
:: whips out BS translator ::
"We're superior to the primary source material"
- Ted Koppel

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (e/H31)

657 Dumb question.

Is the $1200 taxable?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

Oh hell yes.

Posted by: IRS at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (88+cf)

658 Hey, that link in the sidebar isn't about fat chicks. It's about a dog. That's false advertising.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (+0AKE)

659 Pompeo is a descendant of Pompey The Great.

Posted by: JoeF. at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (CqE5x)

660 "Not the people I know in Michigan. They are 100% full-on OrangeManBad it's all his fault people are dying. EVERYTHING is his fault."
Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (ZCiJZ)


Ann Arbor?

Posted by: jwest at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (mrrpT)

661 With record numbers watching his pressers, I think people are finally saying, "WTF is with these people!?"


Not
the people I know in Michigan. They are 100% full-on OrangeManBad it's
all his fault people are dying. EVERYTHING is his fault.





Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM


---

Yep. My buddy from CT told me yesterday that Trump is a pathological liar and is not capable of telling the truth and isn't doing enough to fight the virus.


I told him to think about the other option with hillary winning and he shut up.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (JUOKG)

662 657 Dumb question.

Is the $1200 taxable?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

Oh hell yes.
Posted by: IRS at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (88+cf)

Yeah -- It's the "sour mash" of tax revenue!

Posted by: doof2112 at March 26, 2020 11:01 AM (mZUr4)

663 As she becomes an octogenarian, @SpeakerPelosi says she isn't celebrating her 80th birthday until she can hug her grand-babies.



Nancy, how many were aborted?
Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (cF8AT)


80.

RETIRE you evil cuunt.

Posted by: Sponge at March 26, 2020 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

664 Pompeo is a descendant of Pompey The Great.
Posted by: JoeF. at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (CqE5x)

********

Who sprung from Brian Dennehy's loins

Posted by: Truck Monkey at March 26, 2020 11:01 AM (flINI)

665 nood

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 26, 2020 11:01 AM (8D42x)

666 Have we heard at all from the sexbot industry about how they plan to ease our pain and suffering thru this crisis situation? Anyone?
Posted by: Fritz at March 26, 2020 10:59 AM (2Mnv1)

Wait until a sexbot replaces the Energizer Bunny in the battery ads. You know its coming...

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at March 26, 2020 11:01 AM (miJU3)

667 649 anchor Ted Koppel sniping, "Training a camera on a live event, and just letting it play out, is technology, not journalism; journalism requires editing and context. I recognize that presidential utterances occupy a unique category. Within that category, however, President Trump has created a special compartment all his own."


ah, hahahahahahahahahhahaha

hat tip The Morning Report

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 10:58 AM (ZQR/T)



They are mad because they cannot control the narrative. And "everyone does it" (politicians saying BS) that people have become immune to it. So the "words" do not take on as much meaning as they once did, and the "interpretation" by "media" has followed.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (Ozpxd)

668 As expected US unemployment shattered records with 3.2 million new claims for the week ending march 21.

That should help the stock market out.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (JUOKG)

669 Ann Arbor?


Nope. Flint and the boonies outside of Flint.

Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (ZCiJZ)

670 >>anchor Ted Koppel sniping, "Training a camera on a live event, and just letting it play out, is technology, not journalism; journalism requires editing and context. I recognize that presidential utterances occupy a unique category. Within that category, however, President Trump has created a special compartment all his own."


That is utter BS.

Particularly when you consider in the age of 24x7 news channel, things like police car chases are a regular thing.

Posted by: Lizzy at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (bDqIh)

671 From eight million to twelve and a half million are watching his pressers "that's "Monday Night Football" numbers.

They are slipping bricks and the masses are waking up.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (ZQR/T)

672 As she becomes an octogenarian, @SpeakerPelosi says she isn't celebrating her 80th birthday until she can hug her grand-babies.

______________________________

That's amazing, her face doesn't look older than 60. A 60 year old snare drum.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 26, 2020 11:02 AM (+0AKE)

673 just wondering, no details: did you sell stock when the market started to tank, or, like me, did you watch everything just crash?

Posted by: A retiree at March 26, 2020 11:03 AM (r28kI)

674 Yep. My buddy from CT told me yesterday that Trump is a pathological liar and is not capable of telling the truth and isn't doing enough to fight the virus.


I told him to think about the other option with hillary winning and he shut up.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at March 26, 2020 11:00 AM (JUOKG)

We I hear or read someone say that, I always ask them "tell me exactly what he ISN'T doing that he should be doing."

homina homina homina...is usually the response. Or they mention something THEY think isn't being done that actually is being done.

Posted by: Tami at March 26, 2020 11:03 AM (cF8AT)

675 Yep. My buddy from CT told me yesterday that Trump is a pathological
liar and is not capable of telling the truth and isn't doing enough to
fight the virus.



Oh, I've heard that as well. I have now determined that I just can't communicate with certain people until this is over.

Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 11:03 AM (ZCiJZ)

676 nood - monkey up

Posted by: Frodo, just FrodoB at March 26, 2020 11:03 AM (gmSu9)

677 shibumi

Haven't you completed your escape to Ohio, and to your loving husband?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at March 26, 2020 11:03 AM (u82oZ)

678 Haven't you completed your escape to Ohio, and to your loving husband?


Oh yes. I have friends in MI though. They are apparently insane.

Posted by: shibumi at March 26, 2020 11:04 AM (ZCiJZ)

679 Larry The Cable Guy@GitRDoneLarry
Here's a message from people with a lot of possessions that can take a year off of work and not flinch telling everyone outa work to imagine a world with no possessions while people are living in the street a half mile away from 'em. RT

-
About the Gal Gadot Imagine video.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 26, 2020 11:04 AM (+y/Ru)

680 Didn't sell a thing. Didn't think America would fall for the trick.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 26, 2020 11:05 AM (ZQR/T)

681 Posted by: Basement Cat at March 26, 2020 09:54 AM
(pPNCa)That battle would make a great movie. So would the WWI Battle of
Tannenburg.


Posted by: Kris at March 26, 2020 09:57 AM (VQp/A)

=====================================
In his novel, "August 1914", Solzhenitsyn delivers one of the finest battle accounts I've ever read with his chapters devoted to the Battle of Tannenberg. It didn't hurt that the author served as a Red Army officer (an anti-tank artillery unit) on the same battlefield (Prussian front) thirty years after Tannenberg. In Solzhenitsyn's cycle of novels devoted to the Russian Revolution, "August 1914" is referred to as "The Red Wheel #1".

Posted by: mrp at March 26, 2020 11:05 AM (Pqytn)

682 I get all my news and medical advise right here on the HQ. I burned my hand yesterday in a Chicken Soup accident but slapping a hot iron on it just made it worse.

if any of us got a burn dad would hit burnee with a ball peen hammer and then ask "how does the burn feel now?"


Posted by: DanMan at March 26, 2020 11:05 AM (XTiHL)

683 657 Dumb question.

Is the $1200 taxable?

Posted by: Hotgas VIP Member at March 26, 2020 10:57 AM (P6ZCq)

I would think yes. Only because typical unemployment is taxable at the federal level, as you are sent a 1099G

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 26, 2020 11:06 AM (Ozpxd)

684 All relevant sources and methods (which I can't tell you about) point to the conclusion that we are probably well and truly fxxxxxxed. Or, maybe not. All policies and plans should be based on this conclusion.

Next slide please.

Now an update on our world wide efforts to locate memorial bridge.

Posted by: National Intelligence Directorat at March 26, 2020 11:07 AM (9X60i)

685 sniffybigtoe, Dollar General carries teaspoons that are the old, small size...three for a buck. They're perfect for tea, especially if you drink it with honey, and I keep a pretty mug full of them on the counter. Like you, I live on tea.

Posted by: creeper at March 26, 2020 11:08 AM (XxJt1)

686 Rose was the true villain of Titanic.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 26, 2020 10:48 AM (NWiLs)

=========

Brian Dennehy was great in the dual roles of the ship and the iceberg, though.

Can't overlook that.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison
------

Cherchez la femme, always.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 26, 2020 11:13 AM (CDGwz)

687 Posted by: Chris M at March 26, 2020 10:39 AM (eAZVt)
---------------------
This has nothing to do with closing. It's about staying open.

I think, if you are a small business (under 500 employees), you can apply for the loan and get it.

Posted by: blaster at March 26, 2020 10:56
-------------------------
My banker said my company probably wouldn't qualify for SBA loan, because too many assets (cash.) Although, my banker is a newbie dipshit loan office and is probably talking out his ass.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at March 26, 2020 11:13 AM (ViCCR)

688 Yesterday, local dollar store had at least 30 one gallon plastic buckets. What's that about?

I picked up a couple because one cannot have enough one gallon plastic buckets.

Posted by: VADM Collingwood RN - holding Nelson's rum ration at March 26, 2020 11:14 AM (9X60i)

689 Anyway, she just posted that based on the statistics and data she's seen, this reaction to COVID is an overreaction and we need to get over it.

Interesting...
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 26, 2020 09:46 AM (UWqZJ)


It's sure feeling that way. Outside a few hot-spots, I think this bull$h!t winds-down ricky-tick. The tell is Gov. Fredo Sr telling his subjects that the projected doubling of new cases has gone from 2 days to 4.x days. As an engineer, I know all about curve-fitting; I want to know what your actual numbers are.

I really would like to see influenza deaths per day compared to Wuhan Lung Rot deaths per day. More and more doctors are publicly going on Fox and saying that they have been using the Trump cocktail with good success on their patients with SARS-CoV-2 (to use the WHO designation, which China hates).

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at March 26, 2020 11:20 AM (00fXp)

690 Democrats literally tanked the oil market today. Crude is down 4.2% because Democrats eliminated refilling the SPR at historically low prices from the relief bill.

All to say they are "Green", Democrats have prevented oil workers from getting equal relief and we will now have to use more taxpayer money to refill the SPR when prices go up. Unreal.

We need to win the House back.

Posted by: Marcus T at March 26, 2020 11:54 AM (VpIIl)

691 This is pleasing to the eye, and I would like it on my wall.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Bat Soup Nazi at March 26, 2020 02:48 PM (rCwaK)

692 This Swamp is Clean no Democrats

Posted by: Tamaa the Drongo Bird at March 27, 2020 01:00 AM (FLiOE)

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