Mid-Morning Art Thread

Wadsworth stilllife.jpg

Still Life
Edward Alexander Wadsworth

Posted by: CBD at 09:30 AM




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1 Hmm. Is that an actual piece of wood at the bottom or painted on as part of the picture?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 23, 2020 09:31 AM (pS94+)

2 Not first.

Posted by: French Jeton at March 23, 2020 09:31 AM (9Nrxu)

3 Prelude to shelving.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 09:31 AM (X/Pw5)

4 Wasting toilet paper.
Call the police!

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 09:31 AM (88+cf)

5
Oh, never mind. I see from the wood in the picture that it is painted on as well.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (pS94+)

6 Sally sells seashells by the seashore

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PkVlr)

7 not first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (zZbCU)

8 Looks like part of the painting to me, J.J.

Posted by: no good deed at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (MmFTx)

9 I only see two seashells.

There should be a third.

How can you function without all three seashells?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (zZbCU)

10 I'm not wiping my ass with one of those shells

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (8JqLB)

11 Now I want conch chowder

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM (PkVlr)

12 Would not hang.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 23, 2020 09:33 AM (s9Eo8)

13 Any artwork titled Still Life sums up the current situation well, in more than one way

Posted by: OneEyedJack at March 23, 2020 09:33 AM (z79tQ)

14 "In the First World War he was involved in transferring dazzle camouflage designs onto ships for the Royal Navy, and after the war he continued to paint nautical themes."

huh

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 23, 2020 09:33 AM (/ZYFC)

15 I would hang. In a beach house. On the Cape.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:34 AM (PkVlr)

16 Do the shells represent front-holes?

Posted by: Zombie Georgia O'Keefe at March 23, 2020 09:34 AM (KxVoZ)

17 Drab.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 09:34 AM (xSo9G)

18 hiya

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:35 AM (arJlL)

19 When you put your ear up to that shell you can hear the sound of a butt luge!

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 23, 2020 09:35 AM (JFO2v)

20 Charmin(g).

Posted by: Rex B at March 23, 2020 09:35 AM (7zv4f)

21 Thee thells theethells by the theethore.

Baby talk, baby talk, it's a wonder you can walk!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 09:35 AM (KxVoZ)

22 These are for sale.

Posted by: She Sells Seashells at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (88+cf)

23 I see the u-boat!

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (gmo/4)

24

Welk, Lawrence Welk.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (xSo9G)

25 Nurse-

Best wishes for your move !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (arJlL)

26 WADS-worth!

Posted by: Rex B at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (7zv4f)

27 Not very apocalyptic

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 09:36 AM (ZCEU2)

28 I like seashells. And wood.

What does the fabric represent?

Posted by: Emmie at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (ouBhA)

29 I've said many times how much I enjoy still life paintings. This one doesn't do much for me. Aside from the way he captured the wood grain there is nothing interesting or outstanding in the work. The arrangement is sparse and the colors rather drab. I get the feeling Wadsworth could be spoofing still life art.

Posted by: JTB at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (7EjX1)

30 Now I want conch chowder
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:32 AM


Mmmm....conch chowdah.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (ejd/p)

31 What does the fabric represent?

Emergency toilet paper !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (arJlL)

32 The blue covering looks very stiff, almost molded, rather than like a blanket thrown across the wooden cabinet. Wonder what it's supposed to be?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (rpbg1)

33 Sally sells seashells by the seashore--
Taking work away from Susie!!

Posted by: FrodoB,
Kung Flu Fighting at March 23, 2020 09:37 AM (gmSu9)

34 I saw dazzle camouflage open for simply red at the Dallas Granada Theater.

Posted by: rhennigantx at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM (JFO2v)

35 It has a certain balance. Some negative space. A painting of a painting.

Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM (RuIsu)

36 Tree fiddy.
Same as in town.

Posted by: She Sells Seashells at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM (88+cf)

37 Beautiful, I love the colors and the details in the shells and wood. The blue sets it off nicely.

Posted by: CN at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM (ONvIw)

38 Alternate title: "Seashells by the Seashore Without Sally."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM (WEBkv)

39 Looks like one of those corny "Learn to paint" matchbook covers. 12 lessons for 19.99. By mail.

Posted by: RUFKM at March 23, 2020 09:39 AM (/LQkF)

40 Why is the sniper collecting seashells?

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 09:39 AM (ZCEU2)

41 Tree fiddy.
Same as in town.
Posted by: She Sells Seashells

She charged ME twunny bucks !

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:39 AM (arJlL)

42 You know who else ordered the conch chowder?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 23, 2020 09:39 AM (g8Yc+)

43 JT,

We will be fine. But I think u haul is shuttered.

That painting would actually look nice at my new place. I'm steps from the beach.

Thanks for the well wishes. Btw, the photo on last nights ONT is from my current digs. Sad to leave.

But it why I'm not leaving seattle, no matter how much of a cesspool it becomes. I was here first.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (PkVlr)

44 Interesting, the painting looks like it is not framed.

Is the canvas stretched over some kind of backboard or frame?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (WEBkv)

45 Still Life of Party Favors at Ed Buck's House.

Posted by: Dirks Strewn DA 1997 at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (kfcYC)

46 Clearly, the cloth represents the immutable complexity, the fabric, of a wandering cosmos.

This is a brilliant painting.

Posted by: Art Critic at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (CDGwz)

47 Alternate title: "Seashells by the Seashore Without Sally."
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 09:38 AM


Sally shifted her business to a website. www.shesellsseashells.com

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (ejd/p)

48 It's actually not a "still" life, because that cone shell is slowly walking to the right. In a day or two, he'll be gone!

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (q3gwH)

49 colors are muddy. It looks like it needs a good wipe, like with a cloth. The wood texture is nice

Posted by: LASue at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (LaluL)

50 I don't understand the blue ribbon thing

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (nRWPy)

51 Was he related to Longfellow?

Posted by: Jmel at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (pk0my)

52 That painting would only go for about 20 clams

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (8JqLB)

53 Pretty grim.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (dfRN6)

54 "Still Life" is the title of not one but two great prog rock albums of very different stripes and eras.

Van der Graaf Generator's mid-70s prog classic, and Opeth's idiosyncratic world-creating progressive-melodic-death-metal late-90s epic. Both albums are brilliant.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (KxVoZ)

55 This one doesn't seem to be in great condition. Even aside from that it doesn't do much for me, truth be told. But it fits my mood well, so there's that.

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (OUMaO)

56 Is this a shelf portrait?

Posted by: Donny Brook at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (J9A97)

57 This looks like a cheap print you would pick up in the dollar store.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (sGotD)

58 She sells sea shells by the seashore and blankets for the beach

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (a4qVe)

59 Wadsworth, fetch my slippers please...

do not like.

it should be a pleasant scene, but the style looks too artificial and flat.

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 09:42 AM (8D42x)

60 Is this a shelf portrait?
Posted by: Donny Brook at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (J9A97)
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Groan.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 09:42 AM (WEBkv)

61 Clearly, the cloth represents the immutable complexity, the fabric, of a wandering cosmos.

Posted by: Art Critic at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (CDGwz)

Cotton....the fabric of our lives.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 09:42 AM (X/Pw5)

62 The top of the shell on the right looks like something you'd have to pick up while taking your dog for a walk.



(Sorry)

Posted by: Vendette, Turning 29 Once Again at March 23, 2020 09:43 AM (nRNOc)

63 Unconchible that you would hang this.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 09:43 AM (3/G+L)

64 Wait...so which shell is Rome and which is Carthage?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:43 AM (zZbCU)

65 On the other hand, if those shells don't have anything in them, then it's not still life, is it? It's Still Death.

Which admittedly is less creepy than moving around and chasing you death.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 09:43 AM (q3gwH)

66 Those mollusks appear to be dead.

Posted by: Molly Malone at March 23, 2020 09:44 AM (CDGwz)

67 LOL! Glanced at it and thought, "Oh, Gawd...Dali."

Then I realized the seashells weren't melting. They're nice. But why the blue rag?

Would hang in bathroom.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 09:44 AM (XxJt1)

68 Welk, Lawrence Welk.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


ISWYDT. Golf clap.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 09:44 AM (2GjZZ)

69 On the other hand, if those shells don't have anything in them, then it's not still life, is it? It's Still Death.

They're filled with molecules and Adams.

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:44 AM (arJlL)

70 Leave it to CBD to find a picture with artistically draped toilet paper. It adds a touch of class to the current crisis.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 09:44 AM (/669Q)

71 Nurse-

Stay safe.

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM (arJlL)

72 Those mollusks appear to be dead.
Posted by: Molly Malone


They clammed up.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM (2GjZZ)

73 Is this outside near the ocean or in a room with a blue rug?

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM (nRWPy)

74 Not that I would but aren't shell animals edible?
( asking for a Cob who will eat anything)

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM (ZCEU2)

75 Which admittedly is less creepy than moving around and chasing you death.
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 09:43 AM (q3gwH)
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Sounds like Shia LaBeouf.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM (g8Yc+)

76 Conch is supposed to be phenomenal, Skip. I need to try.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at March 23, 2020 09:46 AM (3/G+L)

77 Sally runs a shell corporation.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at March 23, 2020 09:46 AM (oVJmc)

78 Not that I would but aren't shell animals edible?
( asking for a Cob who will eat anything)
Posted by: Skip
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Go 'em right here, sailor.

Posted by: Molly Malone at March 23, 2020 09:47 AM (CDGwz)

79 60
Is this a shelf portrait?

Posted by: Donny Brook at March 23, 2020 09:41 AM (J9A97)


Sill life.

Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 09:47 AM (l3+k2)

80 It reminds me of commercial art of the 30's , which I always liked. For example I could see this as a poster with BRIGHTON BY THE SEA printed on the top in big block letters.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 09:47 AM (q3gwH)

81 Conchs are cooked in a variety of ways. I've never seen them in restaurants that are far from where the conchs live, so maybe they don't transfer or freeze well.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 23, 2020 09:47 AM (a4qVe)

82 CBD chose this artwork to remind us to stay off the beaches.

Posted by: redridinghood at March 23, 2020 09:48 AM (wiXsO)

83 Not that I would but aren't shell animals edible?
( asking for a Cob who will eat anything)
Posted by: Skip
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Go 'em right here, sailor.
Posted by: Molly Malone at March 23, 2020 09:47 AM (CDGwz)
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Don't think I'd buy shellfish from a dead woman.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 23, 2020 09:48 AM (g8Yc+)

84 I think I'd feather have fried oysters than fries conch.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 23, 2020 09:48 AM (a4qVe)

85 Don't crabs live in those shells too?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 23, 2020 09:49 AM (a4qVe)

86 Conch seviche. *sigh*

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 09:49 AM (XxJt1)

87 Not that I would but aren't shell animals edible?


Periwinkle pie....crunchy/slimy...the contrast is amazing.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (X/Pw5)

88 I shell not speak of my distaste for this piece.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (5IbVn)

89 Don't crabs live in those shells too?
Posted by: Cheriebebe
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Only the antisocial ones.

Posted by: Molly Malone at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (CDGwz)

90 100 comment rule. [CBD]

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (+fPHo)

91 Don't crabs live in those shells too?

Posted by: Cheriebebe at March 23, 2020 09:49 AM (a4qVe)

Section 8 crabs.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (88+cf)

92 Abalone, go on!

Posted by: getting the banned back together, playing a conch at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (9k35n)

93 88 I shell not speak of my distaste for this piece.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (5IbVn)

==========

Boo!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:51 AM (zZbCU)

94 No consensus on the blue cloth yet? Kris, are you in here?

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 09:51 AM (XxJt1)

95 Well, it is not art, anyways.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 09:51 AM (JpC1C)

96 Periwinkle pie....crunchy/slimy...the contrast is amazing.
Posted by: BignJames
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Pairs nicely with a nice glass of bilge water!

Posted by: Molly Malone at March 23, 2020 09:52 AM (CDGwz)

97 I'm trying to honor the 100 comment rule.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 09:52 AM (sX1BW)

98 Still Life
Edward Alexander Wadsworth



**********

Chaos! - a limerick

There once was a painter named Ed
Who liked to paint seashells in bed
'Til one day in Delph
Stuff fell off a shelf
And the painter got conch-ed on the head!


Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (m45I2)

99 No consensus on the blue cloth yet? Kris, are you in here?
Posted by: creeper
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Not even a consensus that it's blue...or cloth.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (CDGwz)

100 The blue cloth is the crashing wave of Chinese Kunflu descending on the unsuspecting shells.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (88+cf)

101 100?

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (nRWPy)

102 97 I'm trying to honor the 100 comment rule.
Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 09:52 AM (sX1BW)

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We have yet to establish of talk of the 100 comment rule violates the 100 comment rule.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (zZbCU)

103 Not that I would but aren't shell animals edible?
( asking for a Cob who will eat anything)
Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 09:45 AM


Periwinkles, limpets, mmmm....

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (ejd/p)

104 shell jokes are a buncha abaloney

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 09:54 AM (KxVoZ)

105 I shell not speak of my distaste for this piece.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:50 AM (5IbVn)

==========

Boo!
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:51 AM (zZbC

More internet mussels.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:54 AM (5IbVn)

106 I'm going with the blue cloth is imitating the waves that brought these things to the shore to die, and is still taunting the dead things. Yeah why not.

Posted by: jhawk90 at March 23, 2020 09:54 AM (/ZYFC)

107 It's Ilhan's headwrap.

Yuk.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 09:54 AM (+fPHo)

108 We have yet to establish of talk of the 100 comment rule violates the 100 comment rule.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (zZbCU)

The first rule of the 100 Comment Rule is........

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 09:55 AM (88+cf)

109 Shrillary just called. Wants to borrow that cloth.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 09:55 AM (dfRN6)

110 m45I2)

99 No consensus on the blue cloth yet? Kris, are you in here?
Posted by: creeper
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Not even a consensus that it's blue...or cloth.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM (CDGwz)
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I thought we had consensus that it is toilet paper.

Posted by: bluebell at March 23, 2020 09:55 AM (/669Q)

111 Nice wood. The rest can be tossed overboard.

Posted by: Downcast at March 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Tk5/z)

112 And the painter got conch-ed on the head!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 09:53 AM

Whenever I see the word "conch", I for some reason think of the book "Lord of the Flies".

I have not read that in 25 years or so. Was a conch a big part of the story? I'm thinking that it was, but I can't remember the storyline of it. Used as a way to determine who was the leader? Used to kill someone? Can't remember.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Do5/p)

113 The male/female principle is expressed in the 2 shells - morning wood.

Posted by: azalea city at March 23, 2020 09:56 AM (WX+x0)

114 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Zz0t1)

115 You need 3 sea shells to properly wipe your ass. According to the future.....

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 09:57 AM (Zz0t1)

116 The painting is about female solidarity. The blue rag stands for monthly moodiness, and the shells are vaginas.

I lurnt that in klass.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 09:57 AM (JpC1C)

117 Admittedly this would hang great in a Martha Stewart designed beach house.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:57 AM (5IbVn)

118 My cousin just said that she's noticed all the brightly-hued SJW hair is fading. Even people who do their own or have someone else who can do it for them at home, most of them aren't concerned with their frivolities right now.

And once she mentioned it, I did notice a pink-haired college student in my building seems to be returning to her natural light brown, and another with bright red highlights has gone natural.



Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 09:58 AM (KxVoZ)

119 Nice wood.



Well it is morning...

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 09:58 AM (gmo/4)

120 107 It's Ilhan's headwrap.

Yuk
______________

Can't be. No lice crawling around it.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at March 23, 2020 09:58 AM (k4dH2)

121 Got a portable 24-hour IV drip for the antibiotics. Follow up with (adult) cardiologist afterwards. Honestly given I'm cardio-compromised for a while I am sweating Blue Plague a bit more than I might otherwise.
Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (OUMaO)
~~~~~

Well, at least you don't have to stay in the hospital just for the IV antibiotics. Small blessing, I know.

Stay strong! The Horde is with you.

Posted by: IrishEi at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (sGotD)

122 The end of the cloth appears to be torn. Maybe it's a bandage for the damage inflicted by that whelk.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (XxJt1)

123 these puns are moving at a snails pace

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (8JqLB)

124 With the shelter in place I would have thought the comments would be high speed. People must be sleeping in.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (5IbVn)

125 Willowed below. Something about Chinese leather workers settling in northern Italy.
I am only two coffees in - still half asleep.
Sorta like the painting but the blue cloth seems a little stiff. It is dead, Jim.

Posted by: SnailRacer at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (oUWBi)

126 The blue cloth has to be flax.

Obviously the painter was flaxing his mussels!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:00 AM (m45I2)

127 Nice wood. The rest can be tossed overboard.

Posted by: Downcast at March 23, 2020 09:56 AM (Tk5/z)

Flotsam, jetsam and their relative merits. Discuss.

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 10:01 AM (X/Pw5)

128 Search for images of this guy's paintings. They are like a cry for help.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:01 AM (xSo9G)

129 Creeper, I replied on the other thread.

What a year! His driver's license got delayed because of the broken ankle. My husband won't do the 40 hours required by us before we pay the driving school. In my old age, the carsick I get from teaching driving now lasts hours---, however the traffic I was worried about teaching him in is gone and his brother is willing to do the teaching since his sales commissions are gone. So I'm paying #1 to teach #3. Then I'll check out the progress without vomiting.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 10:01 AM (nRWPy)

130 Well, it is not art, anyways.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 09:51 AM (JpC1C)

I agree. Looks more like an unfinished comic panel.

Posted by: Let's play Calvinball! at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (/LQkF)

131 Nice wood. The rest can be tossed overboard.
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Looks like pressure treated pine.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (xSo9G)

132 Not to mention plankton and nueston.

Posted by: Alcoholic Asshole Shut In at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (JpC1C)

133 This is a really astute tweet by Mollie H.

Our political leaders and their media enablers are truly awful at exit plans. Is it decades of indefinite war that make them think they can do an indefinite suppression model? No reason economy would improve without an exit strategy, much less a quick one.

Its all risk aversion. The only person who can lead us out of this is the President.

Posted by: SH at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (sX1BW)

134 dagny, I guess the rest of your son's lacrosse season is canceled. It's nice that he got two games in before they folded.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (XxJt1)

135 Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 09:59 AM (5IbVn)

Comments are at a snail's pace. Everybody clammed up.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (KxVoZ)

136 When I was a kid I loved the souvenir shops on Galveston Island where many of their items were based on or constructed with shells.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (5IbVn)

137 Why is Pelosi an issue in the Senate relief bill ?

She's not in the Senate...

Posted by: McCool at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (sZaoP)

138 Morning, 'rons and 'ronettes.

I don't like this painting.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (2JVJo)

139 137 Why is Pelosi an issue in the Senate relief bill ?

She's not in the Senate...
Posted by: McCool at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (sZaoP)

=========

The Senate alone doesn't pass a bill.

If Nancy says that she won't bring it up in the House, that will scuttle plans in the Senate.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 10:04 AM (zZbCU)

140 Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 10:02 AM (XxJt1)

Yup. And the 2 oldest just retrained to ref again and that's shot too.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 10:04 AM (nRWPy)

141
kinda blah looking

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 23, 2020 10:04 AM (iTXRQ)

142 Passed 100, so hopefully okay to share some positive vibes:

Pull up a chair and hear Vin Scully give a message of hope and optimism

https://lat.ms/2wvKrdM

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 23, 2020 10:04 AM (Do5/p)

143 Too dark.

Posted by: Cannibal Blob at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (7ZMbn)

144 Wonder who was the first person to step on that conch shell.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (SENHs)

145

Comments are at a snail's pace. Everybody clammed up.
Posted by: Guy Smiley
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Oh, I have a painting for that:

https://tinyurl.com/wvs7yl6

Posted by: Edward Alexander Wadsworth at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (xSo9G)

146 Communism was just a red herring...

-Wadsworth
/clue

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (8D42x)

147 Pelosi tried to boss around the Senate during shampeachment too.

How are Nanzi's actions helping stop the spread of the Chinese Virus?

I'd like to see that become the default GOP response to this crap.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (KxVoZ)

148 Hmmm...the painting looks really old and washed out but the style suggests 1930s to me, particularly the shading on the drapery.

Whose idea was it to mix drapery with sea shells?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (gd9RK)

149 >Why is Pelosi an issue in the Senate relief bill ?


Constitution says all spending bills come from the House, and right now that horrible wizened old crone controls the House

Posted by: DB- just DB. at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (iTXRQ)

150 There's two people on my bus.

Am I the only person in the city who has to go to work?

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (i3fsK)

151 Was a conch a big part of the story? I'm thinking that it was, but I can't remember the storyline of it. Used as a way to determine who was the leader?

******

I think that is correct. Whoever held the conch 'had the floor". I think it was also Lord of the Flies that had the lads cheering "Bonk, Bonk on the head" when they killed the fat kid. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, when I think conch I think conk which leads to bonk!

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (m45I2)

152 Pull up a chair and hear Vin Scully give a message of hope and optimism

Posted by: Clyde Shelton, a law abiding citizen at March 23, 2020 10:04 AM (Do5/p)

Guy's what?....95?...wtf does he know?

Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (X/Pw5)

153 147 Pelosi tried to boss around the Senate during shampeachment too.

How are Nanzi's actions helping stop the spread of the Chinese Virus?

I'd like to see that become the default GOP response to this crap.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:05 AM (KxVoZ)

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This was a big own goal, and everyone knows it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (zZbCU)

154 So under Obama we could't get ammo. Now we cannot get ammo or guns.

And if I recall correctly, the no-ammo thing went on for Obama's two terms. Eight years.

Now with no ammo, no guns, and furthermore, no toilet paper, are we in for permanent shortages of this stuff?

What's your line of fire out the front door? I am in a concrete-block house, and the line of fire is all the way up the street to the entrance.

When do we go from apocalyptic to post apocalyptic?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (+fPHo)

155 151 Was a conch a big part of the story? I'm thinking that it was, but I can't remember the storyline of it. Used as a way to determine who was the leader?

******

I think that is correct. Whoever held the conch 'had the floor". I think it was also Lord of the Flies that had the lads cheering "Bonk, Bonk on the head" when they killed the fat kid. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

Anyway, when I think conch I think conk which leads to bonk!
Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (m45I2)

==========

Is there a medical code for getting killed with a conch?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 10:07 AM (zZbCU)

156 Aside from technique, I fail to understand how anyone can take surrealism seriously.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:07 AM (xSo9G)

157 The painting would be okay if it weren't for that broody, threatening sky.

Makes me think of being stuck in a beach house with no cable and a bunch of bored, irritable kids.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 10:07 AM (dfRN6)

158 Wonder who was the first person to step on that conch shell.


*******

Jimmy Buffett. Cut his heel had to cruise on back home.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)

159 There. Are. Two. Shells.

Posted by: Captain Jean Luc in his giant ship o the line hat at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (/6GbT)

160 You know those paintings that grow on you?

This isn't one of them.

Looking at other stuff by this artist, he seems to be what you would get if you bred Georgia O'Keefe with Salvador Dali.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (XxJt1)

161 If you hold those seashells up to your ear, you can hear Martin Short singing, "Give me a sea, a bouncy sea."

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (H5knJ)

162
Epoch Times reporting 21 million Chinese cell phone accounts deactivated.....I'm not buying the implications of this. Far more likely just clearing out dead wood.

https://tinyurl.com/vjkn9ny

Posted by: Gooshy at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (sU47A)

163 136 When I was a kid I loved the souvenir shops on Galveston Island where many of their items were based on or constructed with shells. Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at March 23, 2020 10:03 AM (5IbVn)

Mexican tourist shops with taxidery frogs wearing hats, playing musical instruments, smoking cigarettes. Aligators too. Quaint.

Posted by: getting the bsnned back together, stuffed animals incl at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (dY53/)

164 Wonder who was the first person to step on that conch shell.

That was me.

Posted by: Torgar the One-Footed at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (KxVoZ)

165 When do we go from apocalyptic to post apocalyptic?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (+fPHo)

I have a couple of busses to set on fire.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (88+cf)

166 Am I the only person in the city who has to go to work?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (i3fsK)
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"Nurse" might be what we call "a clue."

*checks exit strategy*

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (WEBkv)

167 No bailouts they say.


Just loans you never have to pay back.

Posted by: Ha at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (fNWtj)

168 158 Wonder who was the first person to step on that conch shell.


*******

Jimmy Buffett. Cut his heel had to cruise on back home.
Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:08 AM (m45I2)

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Nah. That was a pop top.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (CAJOC)

169 Is there a medical code for getting killed with a conch?


******

No. But there is this:

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B85.3. Crab infestation

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)

170 I put on CBS/NBC/ABC for a hot second and the segment was 'celebrities dealing with COVID-19.' They obviously had an update on Hanks.

Man alive...time for the floods.

Posted by: Winston at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (RyWXu)

171 When do we go from apocalyptic to post apocalyptic?



Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (+fPHo)

I have a couple of busses to set on fire.


Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (88+cf)

When we're wearing colanders on our face = post apocalyptic. not quite there yet.

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (gmo/4)

172 Screenshot of WaPo front page; Excellent.

http://tinyurl.com/qp95j64

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (XathI)

173 169 Is there a medical code for getting killed with a conch?


******

No. But there is this:

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B85.3. Crab infestation
Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)

=========

Feels like a gap in the medical profession, if you ask me.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (zZbCU)

174 166 Am I the only person in the city who has to go to work?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (i3fsK)
--------------

"Nurse" might be what we call "a clue."

*checks exit strategy*
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:09 AM (WEBkv)

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

Pro Tip: Check the exit strategy first.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (CAJOC)

175 169 Is there a medical code for getting killed with a conch?


******

No. But there is this:

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B85.3. Crab infestation
Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)
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Well, I guess that'll do in a pinch.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 10:12 AM (dfRN6)

176 149. I know revenue bills have to start in the House, but I think both chambers can draft their own appropriations bills. Then the go through reconciliation. I could be wrong though.

The reason Nancy is an issue here is that it is widely (correctly) believed that she will be able to get the votes needed in the House for whatever she wants. So the senate has to pass something she wants. Thats the theory anyway.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 10:12 AM (JRaU+)

177 But it why I'm not leaving seattle, no matter how much of a cesspool it becomes. I was here first.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 09:40 AM (PkVlr)


Hang in there Nurse.
Sorry you have to leave that view, thank you for sharing it last night!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:12 AM (BiNEL)

178 Do you see it? In the sky it looks like the face of one of those Easter Island monuments. Two eyes, a nose, and mouth. Kinda weird.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:13 AM (U5lak)

179 I put on CBS/NBC/ABC for a hot second and the segment was 'celebrities
dealing with COVID-19.' They obviously had an update on Hanks.




Is he dead yet? Getting it means instant death, doesn't it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:13 AM (MD6Fb)

180 Is there a medical code for getting killed with a conch?


******

No. But there is this:

ICD-10-CM Diagnosis Code B85.3. Crab infestation
Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:10 AM (m45I2)
======

Well, I guess that'll do in a pinch.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher


Oh, man.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:14 AM (2GjZZ)

181 Well, I guess that'll do in a pinch.
Posted by: Zombie Robbo
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When clawing for a strategy.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:14 AM (CDGwz)

182 Philly on lockdown - whew. People are MISERABLE.

We were thinking of retiring back to Center City ha ha ha ha

NOPE

and no I won't stay here (in PA). no way. this state has lost me. we're retiring elsewhere.

Posted by: THE_BlackOrchid_STATE! at March 23, 2020 10:14 AM (j9HX3)

183 Typing from my phone. Something holding up my internet
Won't load or get past graphics.

Posted by: GRAMMIE WINGER at March 23, 2020 10:14 AM (addV+)

184 By the time these clowns get anything passed Kung Flu will be long gone.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 10:15 AM (XxJt1)

185 So the senate has to pass something she wants. Thats the theory anyway.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 10:12 AM (JRaU+)


Your analysis is correct and is spot on, especially when both the D House and the NTR Senate actually want the same thing, but the NTR Senate need cover for their graft!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:15 AM (BiNEL)

186 The painting would be okay if it weren't for that broody, threatening sky.

It's a gray, gloomy day here in NE MA, too. Supposed to be in the low 50s tomorrow, but rain and clouds all week.

Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ? I don't know how much longer I can stomach (and forgive me, JJ, cobs and Ace) constant reports of the media's blatant lying, the Democrats actively sabotaging Trump, the domestic enemies roaming free and the ever-increasing clampdown on constitutional liberties by tinpot dictators nationwide.

I find myself wanting Trump to go full Pinochet and arrest the entire Democrat congress, shipping them off to Alaska to await a military tribunal. I want every last "reporter" rounded up and thrown behind bars. I want assholes like the mayor of NoLa dragged out of their houses and strung up on the nearest lamp post.

I am sick and tired of this. I hate what this country is turning into and I especially hate that the people who are profiting from and encouraging the collapse of the country are able to breathe free air and eat without use of a feeding tube.

I am tired of everything.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 10:15 AM (2JVJo)

187 And I don't know how to refresh

Posted by: GRAMMIE WINGER at March 23, 2020 10:16 AM (addV+)

188 I hope Americans have a long memory about all this. Pelosi killing the relief bill along with desperately trying to fund baby killing inside the bill is beyond the pale.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:16 AM (SENHs)

189 Pro Tip: Check the exit strategy first.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (CAJOC)


The proper ordering of things is essential to a peaceful life!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:16 AM (BiNEL)

190 The wooden box represents Matteo Salvini, the spiky cloth is the Virus Cinese, and the blue cloth symbolizes ba fongool.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 10:17 AM (Xhp1L)

191 Can't we just hang every member of congress and get it over already? If this isn't the perfect time for it, I don't know when it would be....

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 10:17 AM (gmo/4)

192 And I don't know how to refresh

Posted by: GRAMMIE WINGER at March 23, 2020 10:16 AM (addV+)


Got any alcohol handy?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:17 AM (BiNEL)

193 #186. I feel similarly. There won't be anything to go back to when this is over anyway.

Posted by: Winston at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (RyWXu)

194 I remember being a kid, vacationing with family at South Padre Island and finding a sand dollar thinking, "I'm gonna be rich!!!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (m45I2)

195 More useless input from some rando:

The ocean is bare and quiet. Everyone is in lockdown.

The shells are empty businesses and dead markets.

The blue cloth is shop wipes transitioned to tp.

The wood box is because the wood grain looked cool and the artist could use the same colors as the shell in the lower-right. So it stands for a reviving economy.

But I didn't find Waldo.

Posted by: mindful webworker
when in Rome...
at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (Sr48m)

196 I am beginning to think it is the end of the world; CA on lock down, and it's raining in So Cal. More rain than we have seen in a long time. If I see toads leaping around, I'm gonna get ready for the rapture.

Posted by: IC at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (sYDum)

197 On the bright side, the drive in to work today was stress-free. No traffic...

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (gmo/4)

198 Conch.. if you love Jesus !!!

Posted by: Qmark at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (DFHLf)

199 Grammie, 3 dots on top right of screen. click then click on circle with an arrow to refresh

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (8JqLB)

200 I am tired of everything.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 10:15 AM (2JVJo)


Most certainly. Take a break. I do, often. Work on a hobby. Try a new hobby.

Constant bad news with no sign of anything changing is frustrating and not good for you.

What I try and remember is at the end of the day, God wins. Period. Full stop.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:19 AM (SENHs)

201 And I don't know how to refresh


********


Dip a washcloth in cool water and dab it along the back of your neck and underarms.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:19 AM (m45I2)

202 186 After the tribunals in Alaska, pothole repair duty on the ALCAN, natural life with no possibility of parole.

Posted by: bill in arkansas at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (C1Lsn)

203 Am I the only person in the city who has to go to work?
Posted by: Nurse ratched at March 23, 2020 10:06 AM (i3fsK)

That's how I've felt. 30 units in my building, no retirees, lot is usually empty every weekday. These days maybe 5 people working. Parking lot full all day. The young lady next door to me works at a pharmacy, so she's working.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (KxVoZ)

204 The wooden box represents Vito Corleone, the pointy shell is Clemenza, and the blue cloth symbolizes Sonny at the toll booth.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (Xhp1L)

205 MP4, that's what a sabbatical is for. I often walk away for a while. It's a mental health requirement.

Posted by: creeper at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (XxJt1)

206 Yo!

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (uZuKb)

207 Conch.. if you love Jesus !!!
Posted by: Qmark

*********

I laughed.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (m45I2)

208 And I don't know how to refresh


********


Dip a washcloth in cool water and dab it along the back of your neck and underarms.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:19 AM (m45I2)
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Then comb your hair and put on some lipstick - refreshed!

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:20 AM (oGBso)

209 I put on CBS/NBC/ABC for a hot second and the segment was 'celebrities dealing with COVID-19.' They obviously had an update on Hanks.

Man alive...time for the floods.

Posted by: Winston at March 23, 2020 10:11 AM (RyWXu)

I see this as a good thing. the more people see that it's not instantly fatal like the media would have you believe.

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (8D42x)

210 Teva Pharmaceuticals has announced it's donating 10 million tablets of hydroxychloroquine sulfate to U.S. hospitals

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (XathI)

211 Pelosi killing the relief bill along with desperately trying to fund baby killing inside the bill is beyond the pale.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:16 AM (SENHs)


Steyn last week had a classic bit when filling in for Rush:

Picture the House Appropriations bill in early 1944 negotiations, when funding for the Normandy Invasion is a line item, but Pelosi insists that the troops won't be properly protected unless there is a provision for federal funding of abortion clinics included in the Invasion funding!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (BiNEL)

212 I am sick and tired of this

-

How dare you not be adequately concerned that less than the capacity of one single screen at one single movie theater have died from this cold.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (41rs/)

213 @realDonaldTrump

THIS IS WHY WE NEED BORDERS!

Posted by: Ha at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (fNWtj)

214 Streets are filled with U-Hauls and other rental trucks. All the university students going home with this semester in ruins. Those trucks are loaded with sadness.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (KxVoZ)

215 Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing


No. This is the only place I know of like minded individuals. Masks are coming off everywhere.
People whom I thought were sane and nothing more than panicked pussies.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (2GjZZ)

216 Thank you tinfoilbaby!

Posted by: GRAMMIE WINGER at March 23, 2020 10:22 AM (addV+)

217 More rain than we have seen in a long time. If I see toads leaping around, I'm gonna get ready for the rapture.

Posted by: IC at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (sYDum)



That's OK. We can use it - and people shouldn't be driving around.


It's a win/win because Cali drivers don't know how to drive in the rain, let alone dance.

Posted by: Steve in SoCal at March 23, 2020 10:22 AM (Ozpxd)

218 @187. Grammie, pull the screen down till you see the arrows making a circle. Press that to refresh.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:22 AM (U5lak)

219 We had online church yesterday. It was a powerful uplifting sermon. Did our spirits good.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:23 AM (90T4r)

220 MP4, that's what a sabbatical is for. I often walk away for a while. It's a mental health requirement.
Posted by: creeper

I've seen more couples and families than ever pass by our house so they can walk the street by the lake here.
Even in the cold weather that hit us again.
Even when it was raining. Proper attire and maybe an umbrella.
Quite a few walking dogs too. I'm betting there are some tired doggies at the end of the day. Also some PO'd ones when the SIP is done

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 10:23 AM (vd8XM)

221 Wakes up
Scratches
Looks around
Dang. Another day I'm thankful for my Hordemates!
Goes looking for coffee.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:23 AM (axyOa)

222 Think I'll try and organize one of those Virtual Happy Hours. We've been work-from-home for years, we should have been doing it long ago.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:23 AM (KxVoZ)

223 The reason Nancy is an issue here is that it is widely (correctly) believed that she will be able to get the votes needed in the House for whatever she wants. So the senate has to pass something she wants. Thats the theory anyway.
Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at March 23, 2020 10:12 AM (JRaU+)

I just sent soon-to-be-former Senator Doug Jones an e-mail urging him to vote against an extraneous additions to the Covid-19 relief act.

Posted by: Fox2! at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (qyH+l)

224 197
On the bright side, the drive in to work today was stress-free. No traffic...

i'm working from home 'til further notice. i wore pants so i would feel official.

Posted by: Anachronda at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (kf5Ci)

225 Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ?

-

Seriously, though, where else are married men going to see naked women?

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (41rs/)

226 196 I am beginning to think it is the end of the world; CA on lock down, and it's raining in So Cal. More rain than we have seen in a long time. If I see toads leaping around, I'm gonna get ready for the rapture.
Posted by: IC at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (sYDum)

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

Here ya go! (It's a youtube video. Totally safe, I promise)

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ve55fny

Posted by: No One of Consequence at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (CAJOC)

227 I am beginning to think it is the end of the world; CA on lock down, and it's raining in So Cal. More rain than we have seen in a long time. If I see toads leaping around, I'm gonna get ready for the rapture.
Posted by: IC at March 23, 2020 10:18 AM (sYDum)
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Yeah, the rain in the Central Valley this late in the year has been a marvel to behold.

So much for a "dry" winter.

I was just starting to see the "dry winter" headlines and then the rain and virus hit.

Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:25 AM (WEBkv)

228 or the arrow chasing its quivver


>>>This is the only place I know of like minded individuals. Masks are coming off everywhere.
People whom I thought were sane and nothing more than panicked pussies.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (2GjZZ)


It truly is.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:25 AM (XathI)

229 There sure were a lot of cars on the road this morning, considering IL is under "shelter in place". Almost the same as I saw in the previous couple of weeks. I have about 2/3 of our the shop here working. The NAM did a good job watering down that EO.

Posted by: Chris M at March 23, 2020 10:25 AM (eAZVt)

230 and it's raining in So Cal. More rain than we have seen in a long time. If I see toads leaping around, I'm gonna get ready for the rapture

Plenty of croaking frogs in the green area around nearby closed school. Decended from the ones the mexican taxidery industry missed, i guess.

Posted by: getting the banned back together at March 23, 2020 10:25 AM (Tkd/X)

231 Am I the only person in the city who has to go to work?
Posted by: Nurse ratched


I'm working from home. Wife just left for work.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:26 AM (2GjZZ)

232 The wooden box represents Jim Acosta's head, the spiky shell is Lena Dunham's herpes, and the blue cloth represents facciabrutta.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 10:26 AM (Xhp1L)

233 rainy day
me and puppeh gotta be soo quiet coz hubby WFH and KTY doing online classes

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:26 AM (G546f)

234 i'm working from home 'til further notice. i wore pants so i would feel official.
Posted by: Anachronda at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (kf5Ci)
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What?

You have a chance to go pantless at work and yet, you're clothed?

What is this world coming to?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:27 AM (WEBkv)

235 we be nap life

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:27 AM (G546f)

236 What?

You have a chance to go pantless at work and yet, you're clothed?

What is this world coming to?
Posted by: blake

Not to worry. He has them on his head.

It's the Biden look

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 10:27 AM (vd8XM)

237 rain in cali ?

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (B+t5k)

238 ok puppeh can only do 4 minutes of nap life, apparently

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (G546f)

239 rain in cali ?
Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (B+t5k)
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On the desert plain, no less.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (WEBkv)

240 I was happy to see Trump at least thinking about how this 'cure' (shutting everything down) is probably worse than the disease.

I was shocked to see that idiot Mnunchin saying there might be a 10-12 week lockdown. That's uttterly preposterous. Trump should lockdown people in his cabinet, including dr fucky from giving more interviews. Dr Fucky most of all, as everything he says seems to be an attack against trump.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (SENHs)

241 I'm trying to file disaster relief loan applications with the SBA, but their website keeps crashing.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (mrrpT)

242 rain in cali ?
Posted by: non entity

But girl, don't the warn ya

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 10:29 AM (vd8XM)

243
Wot's a WADs WORTH, looks like his is full of viruses.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 10:29 AM (5IHGB)

244 Gray, overcast, and cool (mid 40's) in W. NC.

I do have real-world tasks for today. Oddly, I am happy about that.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:29 AM (CDGwz)

245 Rumor s of MI lockdown coming soon...lolgf Gretchen

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 23, 2020 10:29 AM (/6GbT)

246 Hey China

Your future looks kinda sucky

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 10:29 AM (uZuKb)

247 Constant bad news with no sign of anything changing is frustrating and not good for you.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Sure it is!-----Monty

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (FTlwv)

248 Seriously, though, where else are married men going to see naked women?

Posted by: Moron Robbie

Come on. Did your Italian car never run?

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (8IOEj)

249 Seriously, though, where else are married men going to see naked women?

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:24 AM (41rs/)

Seriously! *psst, live naked women*

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (q1Pj5)

250 On the bright side, the drive in to work today was stress-free. No traffic...

i'm working from home 'til further notice. i wore pants so i would feel official.
Posted by: Anachronda


Went all last week without shaving. Alternated between jeans and sweats.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (2GjZZ)

251 Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ?
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing
No. This is the only place I know of like minded individuals. Masks are coming off everywhere.
People whom I thought were sane and nothing more than panicked pussies.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:21 AM (2GjZZ)


From personal experience, I advise maintaining some level of connection to the moron debris that resides here. There is compassion and (mostly non-judgemental) humor here along with the depressing tales of how our country is being sold out.

Take a mini-sabbatical, walk around the block, post less, but stay connected here, you, as well as the rest of us, need the assurance that the entire world is not the scum we see elsewhere.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (BiNEL)

252 Interesting, the painting looks like it is not framed.

Posted by: blake
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That's because it was found in a dumpster.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (CDGwz)

253

Is there STILL LIFE on Earth???

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (5IHGB)

254 Pelosi coordinates with Biden handelers to screw country.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (nRWPy)

255 Daughter #1 is in Los Altos near Stanford. They had hail yesterday. She's just shaking her head at it all.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:31 AM (axyOa)

256 Nice picture; Beats nude man on a divan. Let's shellabrate!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 10:31 AM (WI7YS)

257 BTW, picture has the boringest ocean evah.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (axyOa)

258 I have real life tasks too. This stupid situation is causing us to scramble.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (Xhp1L)

259 Seriously! *psst, live naked women*

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (q1Pj5)


Wait, there's a place you can do that?
If only someone had told me...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (BiNEL)

260 Say
Where is Joe Biden?

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (uZuKb)

261 The cats are loving this work from home thing. All sorts of warm computer things to nap on.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (+0AKE)

262 Come on. Did your Italian car never run?

-

It's comical how this is another stereotype to joke about, isn't it?

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (41rs/)

263 I was happy to see Trump at least thinking about how this 'cure' (shutting everything down) is probably worse than the disease.

I was shocked to see that idiot Mnunchin saying there might be a 10-12 week lockdown. That's uttterly preposterous. Trump should lockdown people in his cabinet, including dr fucky from giving more interviews. Dr Fucky most of all, as everything he says seems to be an attack against trump.
Posted by: AlaBAMA


If you are going to make 10-12 week pronouncements, you should be forced to live under them. 12 weeks. House arrest. No paycheck.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (2GjZZ)

264 Nice picture; Beats nude man on a divan. Let's shellabrate!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke a


Looks like some here are too crabby to shellabrate.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (axyOa)

265 I met a girl who sang the blues, I asked her for some happy news

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (90T4r)

266 Harris County lockdown coming. Our wunderkid County Judge is abut to speak.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (q1Pj5)

267 Cotton....the fabric of our lives.
Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 09:42 AM


Isn't cotton also now the symbol of a bold strategy?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (/sJni)

268 Where is Joe Biden?
Posted by: Yo!

Our nation turns our bleeding eye to you,

O O O

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (vd8XM)

269 Seriously. How do you explain holding up a relief bill in order to fund planned parenthood.

She must think people value baby killing more than saving their small business.

I know that waitress who lives off tips is very concerned about baby killing, more so than feeding herself and paying rent.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (SENHs)

270 has the cannibalism begun? (inside or around the super dome does not count)

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (0O7c5)

271 Constant bad news with no sign of anything changing is frustrating and not good for you.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

Sure it is!-----Monty

Posted by: Jinx the Cat at March 23, 2020 10:30 AM (FTlwv)


No kidding, has there EVER been a better time for a DOOM! thread from Monty...?

Posted by: SturmToddler at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (8D42x)

272 241 I'm trying to file disaster relief loan applications with the SBA, but their website keeps crashing.
Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (mrrpT)

try a different browser, maybe?

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (G546f)

273 Say

Where is Joe Biden?

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (uZuKb)



Vermont or is it New Hampshire maybe it's Maine

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (MD6Fb)

274 I find myself looking forward to the daily briefings at the White House, on the White House dot gov channel of course.

Get the whole story from the source, not the chopped up dogs breakfast those punks in the press audience want to give us.

When the questions start, it's amazing the looks of absolute contempt those children of the chairs show to the adults at the lectern. And the arrogance too. I thought it used to be difficult to work your way up to the White House press corps? These kids look like they write for their junior high school yearbooks.

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (oGBso)

275 Say
Where is Joe Biden?
Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 10:32 AM (uZuKb)
--------------

Since he's been making no public appearances, there's a really good chance he's had some sort of mental relapse and his handlers are keeping him under wraps.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (WEBkv)

276 Beats nude man on a divan. Let's shellabrate!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 10:31 AM (WI7YS)


Fen, you oyster be ashamed of yourself for that one! but I guess you just couldn't resist the chance to mussel in on this thread!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (BiNEL)

277 Whatever you do, never deliver wedding cake in an Alfa Romeo.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (41rs/)

278 Cotton....the fabric of our lives.
Posted by: BignJames at March 23, 2020 09:42 AM

Isn't cotton also now the symbol of a bold strategy?
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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I thought 'cotton' had been banned by the PC Police.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (xSo9G)

279 A lesser-known example from Wadsworth's famous "Things I Would Not Want To Step On Barefoot" series, which most people remember for such classics as "LEGO Brick #4: Nocturne", "Springtime Hairball", and "Upside Down Integrated Circuit".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (tLWGd)

280 Fuck.

CNN talking about a couple of people in their basement making face shields on a 3D printer.

Cycle time for the visor bracket of one - 58 minutes.

Then, assemble with a clear plastic shield and either give it away or sell it for $3.00 it's worth.

Yeah, sign me up for that business.

As ignorant as the press is about 3D printing, they should just shut the fuck up.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (mrrpT)

281 I met a girl who sang the blues, I asked her for some happy news
Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (90T4r)


She just smiled and said 'Hillary Clinton will never be POTUS ...'

Posted by: Adriane the Misheard Lyric Critic ... at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (LPnfS)

282 Whatever you do, never deliver wedding cake in an Alfa Romeo.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Ohhh, there's the head, get ready....

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (vd8XM)

283 Liz Cheney trolls Chi-nah

http://tinyurl.com/u9fdqv2

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (XathI)

284 Harris County lockdown coming. Our wunderkid County Judge is abut to speak.
Posted by: Count de Monet


Dallas County went last night. Seriously putting a crimp in the drug trade and ho trade.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (2GjZZ)

285 I'm trying to file disaster relief loan applications with the SBA, but their website keeps crashing.

-

I doubt their servers were ever set up to handle 100% of all businesses applying at once.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (41rs/)

286 A very important question I never knew: is conch pronounced "conk" or "consh" ???

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (q3gwH)

287 Just made steel cut oats in instant pot. Yum.

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (nRWPy)

288 I'm trying to file disaster relief loan applications with the SBA, but their website keeps crashing.
Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:28 AM (mrrpT)


Ahh. You go here.
prc.bestestloanevah
Give you good roan! No probrem.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (axyOa)

289 "Upside Down Integrated Circuit".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (tLWGd)
------------

ISA or PCI?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (WEBkv)

290 269
Seriously. How do you explain holding up a relief bill in order to fund planned parenthood.



She must think people value baby killing more than saving their small business.



I know that waitress who lives off tips is very concerned about baby killing, more so than feeding herself and paying rent.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:33 AM (SENHs)
tucson transit or what ever it's called down there wrapped their buses in planned parenthood advertisements...just disgusting.....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (0O7c5)

291 The net is running slow here, too.

Hey, all you people stuck at home: stop streaming porn and give the rest of us a chance to stream porn!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (tLWGd)

292 192 And I don't know how to refresh

Posted by: GRAMMIE WINGER
______________

First, buy a box of Summer's Eve . . . . . . .

Posted by: Guy what likes to help out at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (k4dH2)

293 conch pronounced "conk" or "consh


Konk

Posted by: dagny at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (nRWPy)

294 Sooo...if you get a shelter in place, no work at all?

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (/6GbT)

295 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (BiNEL

Well done! H

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (WI7YS)

296 has the cannibalism begun? (inside or around the super dome does not count)
Posted by: phoenixgirl
------

It's bad form to discuss a poster's personal proclivities...unless it's Kurt.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (xSo9G)

297 ^^ rely on your Conshience Tom.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (5IHGB)

298 241. jwest, is there an option to fill out a downloadable form? I had to do that when the UC site crashed.

Posted by: kallisto at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (Xhp1L)

299
286 A very important question I never knew: is conch pronounced "conk" or "consh" ???
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (q3gwH


According to Lord of the Flies, conch rhymes with bonk.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (SENHs)

300 Hey, all you people stuck at home: stop streaming porn and give the rest of us a chance to stream porn!

-

Something something about your Italian car!

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (41rs/)

301 it's nice to see that oh so Catholic Nanzi is all in for her #1 sacrament

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (G546f)

302 As ignorant as the press is about 3D printing, they should just shut the fuck up.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (mrrpT)

Imma gonna build a whole house with one.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (7ZMbn)

303 We're supposed to get Sleepy Joe's Shadow Briefing today.

Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (l3+k2)

304 Liz Cheney trolls Chi-nah

http://tinyurl.com/u9fdqv2
Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (XathI)


The responses to her comments are, well, disgusting.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (Zz0t1)

305 I like the colors.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&V at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (d6Ksn)

306 These kids look like they write for their junior high school yearbooks.
Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (oGBso)


Watching those briefings, I wind up despising the reporters and their worthless parents that taught them nothing about respecting the President. No one in that soy-fed throng could survive five minutes under the weight my President carries on his shoulders daily.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (BiNEL)

307 As ignorant as the press is about 3D printing, they should just shut the fuck up.
Posted by: jwest



You had me at "As ignorant as the press is..."

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (axyOa)

308
According to Lord of the Flies, conch rhymes with bonk.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (SENHs)

and honk.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (7ZMbn)

309 OT: Binge-watched Brockmire last night. Has a slightly annoying liberal bent but is funny as hell. I would recommend it for a nice distraction.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (dmYb7)

310 As ignorant as the press is about everything, they should just shut the fuck up.
Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (mrrpT)

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Edited.....

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (WEBkv)

311
Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ?


This place is the best ant farm I've ever seen. Bonus points - the ants talk. I've found nothing in my lifetime that lays bare all of human nature, the good and the bad, quite like this board.

This comment section is the single most fascinating online entity, ever. I wonder how long it will last.


Posted by: I Am No One at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (vRd8t)

312 "Upside Down Integrated Circuit".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (tLWGd)
------------

ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
-------

No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]

Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G)

313 A very important question I never knew: is conch pronounced "conk" or "consh" ???
Posted by: Tom Servo


Conk.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (2GjZZ)

314 Harbor Freight has put out a letter to emergency rooms donating N-95 masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (XathI)

315 Aaaand it's snowing. Spring in New England.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (ejd/p)

316 303
We're supposed to get Sleepy Joe's Shadow Briefing today.


Posted by: davidt at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (l3+k2)

in disney anamatronics?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (0O7c5)

317 299
286 A very important question I never knew: is conch pronounced "conk" or "consh" ???
Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (q3gwH


According to Lord of the Flies, conch rhymes with bonk.
Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (SENHs)
=====

It's pronounced "throat-wobbler mangrove".

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (dfRN6)

318 312 "Upside Down Integrated Circuit".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (tLWGd)
------------

ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
-------

No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (SENHs)

319 I don't think people are gonna obey "shelter in place". They will at first, but it won't last.

I'm amazed at those who think they can lock everyone down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (q3gwH)

320 According to Lord of the Flies, conch rhymes with bonk.



Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (SENHs)

and honk.


Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:38 AM (7ZMbn)

but not monk

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (q1Pj5)

321 Good morning, artfagz!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (NWiLs)

322 Hey, all you people stuck at home: stop streaming porn and give the rest of us a chance to stream porn!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:36 AM (tLWGd)

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

This is what happens when you use cable rather than DSL.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (WEBkv)

323 > ISA or PCI?

16 pin DIP.

Those suck. Trust me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (tLWGd)

324 Is anybody else feeling, like me, that they ought to just get off of the web altogether, including the HQ?


Never. Not as long as there's one fish pun left unsaid!

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (7ZMbn)

325 Sooo...if you get a shelter in place, no work at all?
Posted by: A dude in MI


Depends. Can you work from home?

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (2GjZZ)

326 Around here, we have quickly returned to a Hunter-Gatherer Society. Each day is a venture.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (90T4r)

327 Did everyone see that video of Biden staring off into space for like ten seconds before his wife comes and shakes him out of it.

He's truly gone melon headed.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:41 AM (SENHs)

328 Imma gonna build a whole house with one.
Posted by: Cannibal Slob
---------

Pfft. Ferrari Testa Rosa, with mini guns...and the ammo for the mini guns.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:41 AM (xSo9G)

329 In all seriousness, from someone who has worked entirely from home for years, putting on pants, brushing your teeth, brushing your hair is a thing I would recommend. I think we all notice that we do better work when we act like we're in an office as far as hygiene and not being slobs.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (KxVoZ)

330 The konks in the Keys say "konk". Back in the 90's, anyway.

Posted by: klaftern at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (RuIsu)

331 Wadsworth's famous "Things I Would Not Want To Step On Barefoot" series, which most people remember for such classics as "LEGO Brick #4: Nocturne", "Springtime Hairball", and "Upside Down Integrated Circuit".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM


Can confirm all three.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (m2crg)

332 As ignorant as the press is about 3D printing, they should just shut the fuck up.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (mrrpT)

Imma gonna build a whole house with one.
Posted by: Cannibal Slob


They are actually doing that. Prints with concrete on a massive scale.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (2GjZZ)

333 On the bright side, the drive in to work today was stress-free. No traffic...

i'm working from home 'til further notice. i wore pants so i would feel official.
Posted by: Anachronda


I work from home. I work in pajamas.

I sometimes wonder what conversations the neighbors have when they see me wandering around my yard with my pups, dressed in a nightshirt at 3 in the afternoon.

As long as it keeps them away, that's fine with me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (2JVJo)

334 Nice song to play while cooped up: Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud."

. . . We found love right where we are . . .

One chord for each of those seven words. Ready?

Bm A G D/F# Em A7 D

Now sing it.


Wasn't that nice? I'm playing it on a 1972 Martin D-18, bought in a shop under the L on Wabash Avenue, downtown Chicago, the year we got married.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (+fPHo)

335 INSOM!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (Zz0t1)

336 Imagine how insane the world would turn if the net got shut down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (q3gwH)

337 16 pin DIP cause the 20 pin DIPs were banned.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (axyOa)

338 Depends. Can you work from home?
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (2GjZZ)

I cannot...if the gretch shuts it down....grrrrrr

Posted by: A dude in MI at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (/6GbT)

339 329 In all seriousness, from someone who has worked entirely from home for years, putting on pants, brushing your teeth, brushing your hair is a thing I would recommend. I think we all notice that we do better work when we act like we're in an office as far as hygiene and not being slobs.
Posted by: Guy Smiley at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (KxVoZ)

This. Work from home now for decades. Very true.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (SENHs)

340 Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (U5lak)

341 Around here, we have quickly returned to a Hunter-Gatherer Society. Each day is a venture.
Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM (90T4r)


So are we!

Posted by: Theme from Hawaii 5-O ... at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (LPnfS)

342 This painting makes me want to get nekkid.

Posted by: Madonna at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (sWM8x)

343 Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

-

I had commented at the beginning of the school closings that we were going to see a lot more of it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (41rs/)

344 340
Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (U5lak)

so Super Bowl Sunday every day?

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (7ZMbn)

345 This comment section is the single most fascinating online entity, ever. I wonder how long it will last.
Posted by: I Am No One


It's been my lifeline for ten years. Praying it continues on!

Posted by: Brother Cavil Tim at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (OUMaO)

346 I don't think people are gonna obey "shelter in place". They will at first, but it won't last.

I'm amazed at those who think they can lock everyone down.
Posted by: Tom Servo


They fucked up with these 100's of thousands and millions of deaths predictions.

When it doesn't pan out, people are gonna be pissed because they'll realize they've been played.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (2GjZZ)

347 This painting makes me want to get nekkid.
Posted by: Madonna at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (sWM8x)


Everyone has already seen this.

No one wants to see it again.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (Zz0t1)

348 If MI's shelter in place order is anything like Illinois', most people will continue to work, one way or another.

Only folks who can't: hair dressers, nail salons, certain stores. Not that big of a deal for most.

Not that that makes it okay for those who are suffering from lack of work.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (L3Rsz)

349 As long as it keeps them away, that's fine with me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 10:42 AM (2JVJo)

This is me. I've worked from home for years and yep, I wear PJs all the damn time.

Posted by: ghbucky at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (s9Eo8)

350 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
-------

No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.

Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

351 342
This painting makes me want to get nekkid.

Posted by: Madonna at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (sWM8x)

Which part?
*takes out note pad*

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (7ZMbn)

352 it's nice to see that oh so Catholic Nanzi is all in for her #1 sacrament

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 10:37 AM (G546f)


Guess the blood transfusions from discarded clumps of fetal tissue at the Planned Parenthood is the key to Malig-Nancy, Fauci, and RBG hanging in there despite everything else.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (BiNEL)

353 And just WTF is Biden doing with these shadow briefings? This isn't politics where you give the alternative side. This is just flat undermining the President as he moves the country forward to some kind of solution.
This is flat out treason joe. Fu*k you.

Posted by: Diogenes at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (axyOa)

354 These kids look like they write for their junior high school yearbooks.
Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:34 AM (oGBso)
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My junior high school yearbook had more sophisticated writing. 'Course, that was *mumblety-mumble* years ago...

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (g8Yc+)

355 Seems like MI is a day late and a dollar short doing a lock-down now. But everyone on the leftist virtue-signal bandwagon, I guess.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (L3Rsz)

356 So the wimmens are getting quite sick of their husbands and hitting them with the skillet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (SENHs)

357 This painting makes me want to get nekkid.

Posted by: Madonna at March 23, 2020 10:44 AM (sWM8x)
------------------------------------

*Retch*


Is there now surgery for those who identify as Asian? She seems to have found it.

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (oGBso)

358 Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

-

I had commented at the beginning of the school closings that we were going to see a lot more of it.
Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib


Momma and daddy are finding out real quick that junior's teacher isn't the problem.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (2GjZZ)

359 So, for you guys in state-mandated lockdown, is cutting your grass an essential service?

Blasting away with a leaf blower to clean off the sidewalk after?

How about your pool guy? Can he come, so his stuff, check the water, etc.?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (+fPHo)

360 For some reason, I'm expected to go to work tomorrow.

No idea what I'm going to accomplish, but, hey, they write the checks, so, they call the tune.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (WEBkv)

361 but not monk
Posted by: Count de Monet

********

Or Ponch.

/E. Estrada

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (m45I2)

362 350 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
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No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.
Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

Tell me about it.

Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)

363 Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.
Posted by: Case
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Well, if it was on the news, then it must be true.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (xSo9G)

364
Liz Cheney trolls Chi-nah



http://tinyurl.com/u9fdqv2

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (XathI)
I'm getting a blank page in one browser and a 404 in another

Posted by: fubared at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (/LQkF)

365 356
So the wimmens are getting quite sick of their husbands and hitting them with the skillet?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (SENHs)

This. Next the stabby things.

Posted by: Cannibal Slob at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (7ZMbn)

366 348 If MI's shelter in place order is anything like Illinois', most people will continue to work, one way or another.

Only folks who can't: hair dressers, nail salons, certain stores. Not that big of a deal for most.

Not that that makes it okay for those who are suffering from lack of work.
Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (L3Rsz)

I am kind of stunned that here in Illinois the Governor did not go batshit insane with his fiats. Life here is still barely tolerable.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (90T4r)

367 How about your pool guy? Can he come, so his stuff, check the water, etc.?
Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (+fPHo)
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Uh, excuse me, no pool boy would be a bridge too far! My wife would have a meltdown if the pool boy didn't show up!

Posted by: Bill Kristol at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (WEBkv)

368
Momma and daddy are finding out real quick that junior's teacher isn't the problem.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (2GjZZ)


I've seen more than one viral video of parents apologizing to teachers for having to put up with their bratty kids.

This, if nothing else, will hopefully remind parents that they're supposed to be parents to their children.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

369 I love reading VDH, but he mixed up numerator and denominator in yesterday's article. I guess everyone knows what he meant...

Posted by: Chris M at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (eAZVt)

370 336 Imagine how insane the world would turn if the net got shut down.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (q3gwH)


There wouldn't be population implosion.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (XathI)

371 Wife just scored a twelve pack of paper towels. I scored 10 pounds of 80/20 hamburger Saturday.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (2GjZZ)

372 I have real life tasks too. This stupid situation is causing us to scramble.
Posted by: kallisto

Having eggs, huh ?

Posted by: JT at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (arJlL)

373 My wife would have a meltdown if the pool boy didn't show up!
Posted by: Bill Kristol at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (WEBkv)


....in her ass!

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

374
Watching those briefings, I wind up despising the reporters and their worthless parents that taught them nothing about respecting the President. 
---
Same.

Question was a trap, "will you take bailout money for your hotels?"

Answer was, "IDK, I guess, I'm not involved in the management, I suppose if there's money I'm sure they'll take it (just like all the other non-Trump hotels will)"

Headline is, "Trump says he will take bailout money for his hotels!"

Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (vPKfA)

375 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
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No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.
Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

Tell me about it.
Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)

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Whatever.

Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)

376 363
Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

Posted by: Case

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Well, if it was on the news, then it must be true.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (xSo9G)

are we getting super bowl sunday numbers?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (0O7c5)

377 342 This painting makes me want to get nekkid.
Posted by: Madonna

This painting makes me want to visit a nudibranch.

Posted by: Rex B at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (vyFCs)

378 Good morning, artfagz!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:40 AM


Point of Inquiry. Does this mean that The Art Thread, like The Book Thread, now has specific clothing requirements, to wit Crocs and J. Crew Messenger Bags?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (RnPhr)

379 SPONGE!!!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

380 Pritz has no money, and needs to keep most things open for tax revenue. That's what saved us here. But yeah, it still sucks to live here.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (L3Rsz)

381 How about your pool guy? Can he come, so his stuff, check the water, etc.?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:46 AM (+fPHo)

I am always welcome to fixa da plumbing.

Posted by: The Paolo at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (7ZMbn)

382 Harbor Freight has put out a letter to emergency rooms donating Chinese made N-95 masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (XathI)

But that's not important right now!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (BiNEL)

383 I scored 10 pounds of 80/20 hamburger Saturday.
Posted by: rickb223
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So, mostly hobo? Or, the other way around?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (xSo9G)

384 i sleep neked, don't even own a pair of pajamas.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (8JqLB)

385 I remember mumblely mumble years ago. Good times.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (U5lak)

386 5 most liberating words in the human language...

wife just left for work ....

Pants off ... Lamb of God ONNN !!!!

Posted by: Qmark at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (DFHLf)

387 This, if nothing else, will hopefully remind parents that they're supposed to be parents to their children.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:48 AM (Zz0t1)

and feed them

Posted by: The Paolo at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (7ZMbn)

388 So, mostly hobo? Or, the other way around?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (xSo9G)
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Heh.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (WEBkv)

389 383 I scored 10 pounds of 80/20 hamburger Saturday.
Posted by: rickb223
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So, mostly hobo? Or, the other way around?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (xSo9G)

It's 40% chuck, 40% short rib, and 20% hobo for that outdoor gamey flavor.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (NWiLs)

390 Harbor Freight has put out a letter to emergency rooms donating Chinese made N-95 masks, face shields, and nitrile gloves.

Posted by: Braenyard
-----

My spray bottle of hand sanitizer? Made In China.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (xSo9G)

391 Liz Cheney trolls Chi-nah

http://tinyurl.com/u9fdqv2

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:35 AM (XathI)
I'm getting a blank page in one browser and a 404 in another

Posted by: fubared at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (/LQkF)


Me too.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (XathI)

392 380 Pritz has no money, and needs to keep most things open for tax revenue. That's what saved us here. But yeah, it still sucks to live here.
Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (L3Rsz)

Good points. Here in our town, the behaviors of people are pretty good. Of course, the Daily Quest for Necessaries continues.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (90T4r)

393 damn paolo.

Posted by: Cannibal Glob at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (7ZMbn)

394 Heard on the news last night that domestic violence is up.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 10:43 AM (U5lak)


Did they mention it's all Trump's fault?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (MD6Fb)

395 386 5 most liberating words in the human language...

wife just left for work ....

Pants off ... Lamb of God ONNN !!!!
Posted by: Qmark at March 23, 2020 10:51 AM (DFHLf)

Is this a motherfuckin' invitation?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (NWiLs)

396 375 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
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No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.
Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

Tell me about it.
Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)

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

Whatever.
Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)


You're complaining?? My wife left me.

Posted by: 3 1/2 inches at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (SENHs)

397 We will attack through the Ardennes

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (gmo/4)

398 I'm getting a blank page in one browser and a 404 in another

Posted by: fubared at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (/LQkF)

chop all the garbage at the led of the link so you go Liz's twitter and it should work. you have to go down a few tweets

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (BiNEL)

399 Listening to that Harris County judge on IHeart.
She sounds like a child.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (XathI)

400 Posted by: RoyalOil, Vicroy Canadian Territories at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (vPKfA)

375 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
-------

No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM

=====

Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA

=====

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.
Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM

=====

Tell me about it.
Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM

=====

Whatever.
Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM


Pikers.

Posted by: VT-100 at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (RnPhr)

401 This, if nothing else, will hopefully remind parents that they're supposed to be parents to their children.

-

WTF? No, they're $1400 extra dollars in welfare, food stamps, and child support every month.

Parents and children? Ha.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (41rs/)

402 end not led

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (BiNEL)

403 384 i sleep neked, don't even own a pair of pajamas.
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at March 23, 2020 10:50 AM (8JqLB)

Not even an oversized Tshirt in the winter??

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 10:53 AM (90T4r)

404
It's pronounced UGLY SEA SLUG and tastes like a Goodyear re tread,unless CONK'ed on the head by a knowlegable chef ( with lots of TATS of course).

tried it twice don't fool me a third time

CHEWY BACCA.

Posted by: saf at March 23, 2020 10:53 AM (5IHGB)

405 Bloomberg, according to NBC News, held an all-staff conference call Friday morning telling employees that plans for the new operation constructed to bolster former Vice President Joe Biden would be discarded because of "how much the world has changed since Super Tuesday." Bloomberg will now be transferring $18 million from his self-funded political committee to the Democratic Party.

The New York billionaire's decision will lay off the rest of his failed campaign's staff, breaking promises made for guaranteed employment through the November election, regardless of whether Bloomberg would end up the nominee.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 10:53 AM (3aI0K)

406 domestic violence is up.

*********


Violence is such a primal part of human nature that I don't think it can ever be truly domesticated.

Posted by: Muldoon at March 23, 2020 10:53 AM (m45I2)

407 375 ISA or PCI?
Posted by: blake
-------

No one ever talks to me anymore.

[runs crying from the room]
Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G


Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.
Posted by: AlaBAMA
-------

Really. What a drama queen that guy is.
Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)

Tell me about it.
Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)

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

Whatever.
Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)


You're complaining?? My wife left me.
Posted by: 3 1/2 inches at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (SENHs)
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*mopes*

Posted by: 8088 at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM (g8Yc+)

408 Pritz has no money, and needs to keep most things open for tax revenue. That's what saved us here. But yeah, it still sucks to live here.


Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (L3Rsz)
---------------------------

Wonder how this economic unpleasantness will affect the big ballot question for November - the let us jack your state income tax to the sky referendum? Or as the commies are calling it, the Fair Tax (spit).

Will they try and sell it as, hey maybe you personally are now broke, but we're going to tax those billionaires big time and make it all up to you? I think there's only one billionaire in Illinois.

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM (oGBso)

409 A small aleph (Aleph is the first letter of the Hebrew alphabet)H

Little ways God communicates with us. From the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews:

https://tinyurl.com/vnkfosh

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (WI7YS)

410 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

How you holding up?

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

411 domestic violence is up.



Televised sports opportunity! ESPN

Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (gmo/4)

412 *mopes*
Posted by: 8088 at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM


Dood.

Posted by: 8008 at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (RnPhr)

413 93.7 The Fan @937theFan
3m
BIG BEN COMES THROUGH: The Steelers QB has purchased a significant amount of gift cards to help a local restaurant stay open and keep its employees on the clock! bit.ly/33JwaXc

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (N54ux)

414 Judge says if your tested positive you'll be asked to stay home.

HEY, if you're sick just stay home.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (XathI)

415 I think there's only one billionaire in Illinois.
Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM (oGBso)

Welcome to the party,pal

Posted by: The chicken at March 23, 2020 10:56 AM (/6GbT)

416 Just got a call from hubby at work. Going gang-busters(manufacturing). Says some are a little paranoid about the WuFlu, but are at work nonetheless. Commerce continues here in Pritzkerville.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:56 AM (L3Rsz)

417 414 Judge says if your tested positive you'll be asked to stay home.

HEY, if you're sick just stay home.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (XathI)


Novel idea!

Posted by: AlaBAMA at March 23, 2020 10:56 AM (SENHs)

418 Paintings like this give me an instant headache. The perspective seems deliberately off.

Video games in the 1990s had the same effect literally painful to look at

Posted by: Big V at March 23, 2020 10:56 AM (XEC2p)

419 410 Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (NWiLs)

How you holding up?
Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (Zz0t1)

All things considered, quite well. How are things in your neck of the woods?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

420 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

421 414 Judge says if your tested positive you'll be asked to stay home.

HEY, if you're sick just stay home.
Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (XathI)

When did that stop being just common fucking sense?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (NWiLs)

422 *mopes*
Posted by: 8088 at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM

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Dood.
Posted by: 8008 at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM


Dood.

Posted by: 4004 at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (DMUuz)

423 375 ISA or PCI?

Posted by: blake

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No one ever talks to me anymore.



[runs crying from the room]

Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G





Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.

Posted by: AlaBAMA

-------



Really. What a drama queen that guy is.

Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)



Tell me about it.

Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)



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



Whatever.

Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)





You're complaining?? My wife left me.

Posted by: 3 1/2 inches at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (SENHs)

------

*mopes*

Posted by: 8088 at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM (g8Yc+)

I get snickers at the unveiling.

Posted by: 5 1/4 floppy at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (q1Pj5)

424 Personally, I think this has sunk the 'Fair Tax'. Folks don't want to give over any MORE power to Pritz and the gang.

Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (L3Rsz)

425 420 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

Heh heh. 420. Heh heh heh.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (NWiLs)

426 So eviction relief for renters may be needed. What about the landlords who, believe or or not, not all are billionaires as it turns out. In fact, most are just regular norms with a rental or two and depend on the income, now more than ever. They will get screwed .

What a f**ing mess.

Posted by: Ripley at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (MxEKc)

427 Boating is huge right now in SW FL. I rode the beemer down to Goodland FL and out to the southern end of Marco Island.

Every place with a boat ramp had its lots filled beyond overflowing with SUVs and trucks with empty boat trailers behind.

Running over the bridge to Goodland, looking down Coon Key Pass, it was boats galore. More than I have ever seen.

The tour operators that drag big trailers with a dozen jet-skis aboard were loading out the dripping rigs after the afternoon half-day sessions, everyone standing around in their swimsuits drinking Red Stripe lager.

Guys at the Goodland boat park cleaning all the fish they got down near Cape Romano, saying the trout were the best ones running. Pelicans going crazy fighting for the fish guts. A black-tipped shark came through, like a NY State trooper on patrol, scared away everything, but then left and things got back to the crazy feeding frenzy.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (+fPHo)

428 Did they mention it's all Trump's fault?
Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (MD6Fb)

That and pussy grabbing

Posted by: MAC SOG'''' at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (P4Pk9)

429 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)


I think the antifa soy crowd knows this is not the time for them to get sporty. Civilized violence lies beneath a thin veneer!~

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (BiNEL)

430 HEY, if you're sick just stay home.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (XathI)




You would think that's a no brainer but people come into the office as sick as a dog coughing and sneezing all over the place. It's a genius move

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (MD6Fb)

431 Nothing floppy here!

Posted by: 8 1/2" floppy at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (DMUuz)

432 420 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

===========

I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (zZbCU)

433 Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G)

Learn to op code.

Posted by: Roland THTG at March 23, 2020 11:01 AM (88+cf)

434 430 HEY, if you're sick just stay home.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:55 AM (XathI)




You would think that's a no brainer but people come into the office as sick as a dog coughing and sneezing all over the place. It's a genius move

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (MD6Fb)

=========

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pe9JVLEBgcc

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:01 AM (zZbCU)

435 Mornin' folks.

That indifferently drawn painting reflects the day here. Grey and bleccherous.

It's gonna be a pants-optional day, I can tell. Eagerly awaiting further directives from the Governess.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (Dc2NZ)

436 Nothing floppy here!
Posted by: 8 1/2" floppy at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (DMUuz)


Missed it by that >< much!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (BiNEL)

437 I have a friend who recently retired and thought with his stock portfolio he was ok, and he is pretty worried right now and also made at the dems for playing games

Posted by: Nevergiveup at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (nRk/c)

438 N.J. restaurant owner takes out $50,000 loan to pay employees during shutdown:

https://tinyurl.com/rr5s232

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (WI7YS)

439 375 ISA or PCI?

Posted by: blake

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No one ever talks to me anymore.



[runs crying from the room]

Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G





Ah, the under-represented nerd humor market.

Posted by: AlaBAMA

-------



Really. What a drama queen that guy is.

Posted by: RS-232 at March 23, 2020 10:45 AM (xSo9G)



Tell me about it.

Posted by: VGA at March 23, 2020 10:47 AM (SENHs)



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



Whatever.

Posted by: Parallel Port at March 23, 2020 10:49 AM (WEBkv)





You're complaining?? My wife left me.

Posted by: 3 1/2 inches at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (SENHs)

------

*mopes*

Posted by: 8088 at March 23, 2020 10:54 AM (g8Yc+)

I get snickers at the unveiling.
Posted by: 5 1/4 floppy at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM


Can we talk?

Posted by: Dot Matrix at March 23, 2020 11:02 AM (ejd/p)

440 I have not worn pants for 10 days

Posted by: Yo! at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (uZuKb)

441 ..Listening to that Harris County judge on IHeart. She sounds like a child.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 10:52 AM (XathI)



The media only broadcasts her "sanitized" public pronouncements.

Give her a Democrat crowd and no (known) cameras, and she's a full voiced Communist in everything but public labeling.

She was but 27 when swept into office on the coat-tails of a huge Soros funded GOTV effort, which turned Harris County wall-to-wall Dem insofar as Countywide elected offices.

I have socks that're smarter than she, but she's still dangerous, moreso being in a position of power.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (QzJWU)

442 I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (zZbCU)


Wait until you come back after the intermission!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (BiNEL)

443 How far will democrats go to bust the economy? I say they're going for broke. Third time to take down Trump is the charm!

Posted by: Dan Smoot's Apprentice at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (H8QX8)

444 >>I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

You? I've been sitting here in assless chaps for 4 days waiting for go time and my butt is getting chapped.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (ZLI7S)

445 Nothing floppy here!

Posted by: 8 1/2" floppy at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (DMUuz)

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

Cassette Tapes - never floppy!

Posted by: Commodore Computers at March 23, 2020 11:04 AM (oGBso)

446 All things considered, quite well. How are things in your neck of the woods?
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (NWiLs)


Not bad. Took a pre-planned camping trip over a few days.

Only casualty was the back window of my truck as I learned the turning radius of the truck is smaller than the trailer allows.........

But we're good. I am told there's a case of this shit in my town now, so we'll see what panic that causes.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 11:04 AM (Zz0t1)

447 You? I've been sitting here in assless chaps for 4 days waiting for go time and my butt is getting chapped.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM


Obligatory:

All chaps are assless.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 11:04 AM (ejd/p)

448 was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

-

Millennials spell it differently.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 11:04 AM (41rs/)

449 They didn't blame Trump. Said it was nerves. The local news here does not blame Trump with everything.

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 11:05 AM (U5lak)

450 You would think that's a no brainer but people come into the office as
sick as a dog coughing and sneezing all over the place. It's a genius
move



Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (MD6Fb)



I blame our Neanderthal ancestors. Had they simply killed anyone who had the sniffles, we'd all be immune today!


Posted by: Archer at March 23, 2020 11:05 AM (gmo/4)

451 444 >>I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

You? I've been sitting here in assless chaps for 4 days waiting for go time and my butt is getting chapped.
Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:03 AM (ZLI7S)

==========

I have so much gasoline for my fire breathing guitar, it's not even funny.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:05 AM (zZbCU)

452 Something something, not with a bang but a whimper

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)

453 >I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.


==

You get Mad Max TP Road

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:06 AM (G546f)

454 Fake internet points news:

My review of Contagion is still #1 Helpful on the IMDb. So, that's nice.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:07 AM (zZbCU)

455
You would think that's a no brainer but people come into the office as sick as a dog coughing and sneezing all over the place. It's a genius move

Posted by: TheQuietMan at March 23, 2020 10:59 AM (MD6Fb)


Yeah. The office I used to work in would have people coughing and sneezing all the time. They all would just rotate the same flu over and over.

When the occupancy hit 150, it got bad. Part is stupidity, part is the company not giving sick leave and they feel they can't afford to stay home.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)

456 All chaps are assless.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 11:04 AM


More patriarchal obliviousness.

Posted by: Brie Larson at March 23, 2020 11:07 AM (DMUuz)

457 453 >I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.


==

You get Mad Max TP Road
Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:06 AM (G546f)

You want Fury Road
You'll take TP Road
You'll get furry road

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

458 Also scored "flushable" butt wipes - 6 50 packs and 2 boxes of 20 count individually packaged.

Dollar Shave Club still has them.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (2GjZZ)

459 I'm gonna build me a gyrocopter. Protect it with snakes.

Posted by: Count de Monet at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (q1Pj5)

460 457
You want Fury Road
You'll take TP Road
You'll get furry road
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (NWiLs)

=========

"Splooge."
-Beto

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (zZbCU)

461 part is the company not giving sick leave and they feel they can't afford to stay home.
Posted by: Sponge


Winner winner chicken dinner!

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (2GjZZ)

462 Beautiful pictures of nature. Stupid name, name site:

https://earthporn.org/

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (WI7YS)

463 Also scored "flushable" butt wipes - 6 50 packs and 2 boxes of 20 count individually packaged.

Dollar Shave Club still has them.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (2GjZZ)


They've found the "flushable" ones aren't so flushable and cause clogs in sewer systems.

Posted by: Sponge at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

464 Just had an office meeting; we are not going to work from home for the time being, but we have to take our lunches and our breaks in our office to limit any exposure. Unless they plan on letting me smoke in my office, that ain't gonna work for me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (Ez6QX)

465 462 Beautiful pictures of nature. Stupid name, name site:

https://earthporn.org/
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at March 23, 2020 11:08 AM (WI7YS)

How did you find it?

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (90T4r)

466 @rivalsmike

Working from home has its dangers. Be careful out there.

https://tinyurl.com/std7dr9

Posted by: Tami at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (cF8AT)

467 Something something, not with a bang but a whimper

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)

Think you misspelled "simper"!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (BiNEL)

468 Want to be Willowed

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (vEIlU)

469 You would think that's a no brainer but people come into the office as sick as a dog coughing and sneezing all over the place. It's a genius move



Then there are the imbecile bosses who demand that you be there come hell or high water so they can make their bonus this quarter. I worked at a place over on the left coast that expected me to be at the shop with a hurricane right offshore. It hit about 11:00 that morning.

What a maroon.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (HaL55)

470 So Piglosi and Cryin' Chuck want tax credits for wind and solar, and collective bargaining for Unions in the emergency bill? Seriously...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (5bxa0)

471 424 Personally, I think this has sunk the 'Fair Tax'. Folks don't want to give over any MORE power to Pritz and the gang.
Posted by: lizabth at March 23, 2020 10:58 AM (L3Rsz)

GOD WILLING!!

Posted by: Eli Cash at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (67sg6)

472 Flushable wipes are flushable in the same way individual pages from a legal pad are flushable, or the way a piano can fly.

Yes, technically and momentarily,and there are consequences.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (41rs/)

473 >>> This is me. I've worked from home for years and yep, I wear PJs all the damn time.
Posted by: ghbucky

The wife works from home. Funny to see her when she has to be on a video call. All dolled up from the waist up. Sweatpants/pajama bottoms from the waist down.

Posted by: 6-4-3 Turn Two at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (jPtGI)

474

Cuomo praising Trump today

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)

475 474

Cuomo praising Trump today
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)

=========

Panic does weird things to people.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (zZbCU)

476 Also scored "flushable" butt wipes - 6 50 packs and 2 boxes of 20 count individually packaged.

Dollar Shave Club still has them.
----------------------------------

Sewer system operators don't recommend flushing any of the "flushable" wipes. Probably better than flushing t-shirts.

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (oGBso)

477 How did you find it?

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (90T4r)

got to be real careful with those *pr0n* searches!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (BiNEL)

478 Conch fritters !

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)

479 Something something, not with a bang but a whimper

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:06 AM (90T4r)

When the Paolo bangs them, they whimper muchly.

Posted by: The Paolo at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (q1Pj5)

480 470 So Piglosi and Cryin' Chuck want tax credits for wind and solar, and collective bargaining for Unions in the emergency bill? Seriously...
Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (5bxa0)


Never let a crisis, well you know the rest.

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (90T4r)

481 Cuomo praising Trump today
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)

Auditioning for the Dem Presidential nod... Wake up Joe.. Joe?

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (5bxa0)

482 Here in Michigan our governor just announced "shelter in place" which on its own is an offensive phrase. Our governor is auditioning for Vice President, which makes her doubly dangerous. Every presser is predominately a chance to smear Trump. Her whole personality is to build herself up by tearing other people down, but today everything is clearer. I remember reading about how difficult winning in Vietnam Nam was because America was trying to flatten an ant by using an elephant. That is what this stupid shelter in place is. Ruining the economy to "save just a life" makes no sense.
In

Posted by: Chillin the most at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (lonOK)

483 It occurs to me that crime against vacant businesses, warehouses especially, is about to spike. It'll be done on an organized scale.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (q3gwH)

484 Sewer system operators don't recommend flushing any of the "flushable" wipes. Probably better than flushing t-shirts.

Posted by: Boots


Or paper towels. Or blue shop towels. Or...

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (2GjZZ)

485 Conch fritters !
Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (zr5Kq)
----
Fritter me timbers!

Posted by: Pirates at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (g8Yc+)

486 432 420 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

===========

I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:00 AM (zZbCU)


We're still in the original "Mad Max" phase where society still exists yet is crumbling. Colander facemasks come a bit later.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (DTX3h)

487 My review of Contagion is still #1 Helpful on the IMDb. So, that's nice.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:07 AM


* sob *

Posted by: Prometheus at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (DMUuz)

488 Report: Obama Admin Depleted Stockpile of N95 Masks, Never Restored

Figures.

https://tinyurl.com/ssuoqe8

The Washington Examiner, citing Bloomberg News and the Los Angeles Times, reported Monday that the Obama administration used millions of N95 masks in the fight against the H1N1 virus in 2009, but did not replace them:

lazy incompetent worst

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (vEIlU)

489 radio reporting that Klobuchar's husband has it bad - coughing up blood and on oxygen

Posted by: vmom 2020 at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (G546f)

490 486 432 420 Who knew the apocalypse would be so boring.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 10:57 AM (ZLI7S)

===========

I was expecting Mad Max Fury Road.

Anymore lock down time and I'm gonna give them fury road

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (5bxa0)

491 Conch fritters !
Posted by: runner


Are good. Real good.

Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (2GjZZ)

492 Cuomo praising Trump today
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)



This is getting weird and uncomfortable. Like an ex all of a sudden starting to send you love signals.

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (zr5Kq)

493 And I knew this was coming - MA guv issues advisory shelter in place effective tomorrow through April 7.

https://tinyurl.com/s98pxox

At least it isn't mandatory. Yet

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (2JVJo)

494 >>The wife works from home. Funny to see her when she has to be on a video call. All dolled up from the waist up. Sweatpants/pajama bottoms from the waist down.

I do just the opposite. Keeps everyone on their toes.

Posted by: JackStraw at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (ZLI7S)

495 Nothing like cheap efficient fuel to throw a monkey wrench in demand for things like $45K+ subcompact electric cars that can't help you leave the state.

Posted by: Moron Robbie has the Kung Flu Glib at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (41rs/)

496 NOOOD

Posted by: Bruce at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (vd8XM)

497 Noomi Rapace giving herself a Caesarean. What's NOT to like?

Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (90T4r)

498 So Piglosi and Cryin' Chuck want tax credits for wind and solar, and collective bargaining for Unions in the emergency bill? Seriously...

Posted by: It's me donna at March 23, 2020 11:09 AM (5bxa0)


Never let the death of many thousands of citizens and the millions of small business failures and bankruptcies get in the way of the Congressional gravy train.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (BiNEL)

499 Are good. Real good.
Posted by: rickb223 at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (2GjZZ)


I <3 those things.

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (zr5Kq)

500 Wind and solar are dead no matter what breaks are passed. The oil war has seen to that, all those "breaks" are is a cash handout to a few California den donors.

And unions are dead too.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (q3gwH)

501 Cuomo praising Trump today

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)







This is getting weird and uncomfortable. Like an ex all of a sudden starting to send you love signals.

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (zr5Kq)

Need I say it?

Posted by: Admiral Ackbar at March 23, 2020 11:14 AM (q1Pj5)

502 497 Noomi Rapace giving herself a Caesarean. What's NOT to like?
Posted by: tubal at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (90T4r

===========

THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST VISCERALLY EXCITING SEQUENCES IN MODERN FILM!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (zZbCU)

503 And I knew this was coming - MA guv issues advisory shelter in place effective tomorrow through April 7.

https://tinyurl.com/s98pxox

At least it isn't mandatory. Yet
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM


Tall Deval has been saying for days he had no plans to do this. That was the tell that it was coming.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (ejd/p)

504 Screw nood. 500

Posted by: Case at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (U5lak)

505 REVERSE COURSE!

Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330)@JoeBiden
In times of crisis, the American people deserve a president who tells them the truth and takes responsibility. Donald Trump has not been that president. For months, he falsely told us we had nothing to worry about while praising China's response for managing the coronavirus.

-
TRUMP IS NOT RACIST ENOUGH!!!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (+y/Ru)

506 Posted by: S-100 at March 23, 2020 10:39 AM (xSo9G)

Learn to op code.
Posted by: Roland THTG
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Some assembly required.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at March 23, 2020 11:15 AM (xSo9G)

507 SCSI

Posted by: non entity at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (B+t5k)

508 Are good. Real good.


Yes. Yes, they are.

I wonder if those two guys who sold conch fritters at Mallory Square in Key West are still there? Every time I'd go there (back when I had some of that "money" stuff), I'd go on The Conch Fritter Diet. Usually came home looking like a teenager with zits.

Those two guys had the best ones, IMHO.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - #CancelChina at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (HaL55)

509 Noodus simianus major

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at March 23, 2020 11:16 AM (rpbg1)

510 lazy incompetent worst

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:12 AM (vEIlU)


To be fair, the tax money that would have been wasted on replenishing the N95 masks was instead used to secure peace in the Middle East by giving it in cash to the ayatollahs in Iran.

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at March 23, 2020 11:17 AM (BiNEL)

511 It occurs to me that crime against vacant businesses, warehouses especially, is about to spike. It'll be done on an organized scale.

Posted by: Tom Servo at March 23, 2020 11:11 AM (q3gwH)
----------------------------

Michigan Avenue in Chi-Town is boarded up. The priciest most upscale shopping district in the city looks like it's ready for a hurricane.

Even before Chinese CoronaVirus hit town, the shops had been hiring both plainclothes and uniformed security for the entrances to fight the gangs of yutes committing mass thefts.

2nd city cop blog has pics, it's sad.

Posted by: Boots at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (oGBso)

512 I'm certain that if we in Michigan bring in 80 year old Italians with 2 or 3 other respiratory conditions over the next few weeks, the death rate will rise.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 11:18 AM (mrrpT)

513 492 Cuomo praising Trump today
Posted by: artisanal 'ette at March 23, 2020 11:10 AM (vEIlU)
------------------

This is getting weird and uncomfortable. Like an ex all of a sudden starting to send you love signals.

Posted by: runner at March 23, 2020 11:13 AM (zr5Kq)


He's not as dumb as his brother. Fighting the president on this is a loss; however, being nice moves him to the front of the line in NY and a possible shoe in for presidential nomination.

Posted by: Braenyard at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (XathI)

514 Well, my useless fuckstick of a governor is closing Wisconsin for non-essential business starting tomorrow.

Over a total of 500 infected and 4 deaths (old and prior conditions)

Types.
Deletes.

Posted by: Gman at March 23, 2020 11:19 AM (Xhndx)

515 I have a friend who recently retired and thought with his stock portfolio he was ok, and he is pretty worried right now and also made at the dems for playing games
Posted by: Nevergiveup


The DJIA bottom is going to be 15,000 or 14,000. My grim estimate as of last week. It's at 18.5k as of right now.

If you're money is still in (like mine is, in my 401K), I would leave it in. We are getting pretty close to the bottom. Be ready when it turns. It will probably take at least a year, maybe 18 months, for it to return to 29k or 30k where it was 9 weeks ago.

But the market will turn. It always has.

Right now the bears and the short sellers are pushing the market down.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at March 23, 2020 11:21 AM (vcOmj)

516 Gretchen Whitmer is a lying slimeball. First she had to go back and review the history of Covid 19 in Michigan in her sing song baby talk since she thinks residents have the understanding of 4 year olds. Then she said that Trump told them on the phone that the Governors were "on their own". which is a bald face lie. It's been proven via other governors that were on the call. She then began to almost cry , saying that the federal government only sent Michigan enough masks, gowns, etc. for one shift at one hospital. Then she went on with talking about the models that say if Michigan stays on this trajectory, over a million Michigan residents will need to be hospitalized for Covid 19, and there is only 100,000 beds in Michigan.

I turned it off at that point, my understanding is this is a three week lockdown. We have already had almost ten days of this crap, because virtually nothing is open.

Posted by: Jen the original at March 23, 2020 11:24 AM (4ywJ2)

517 *geezer coughs*
Remember, though, we went to the moon with the equivalent power of a li'l ol' Z-80.

*geezer coughs again*
hole-punched ribbons of paper for memory

*geezer makes other noises*
cathode ray toooooobs

Any other geezers who can appreciate this antique computer nerd stuff might appreciate the 1997 comic linked in nic.

Ah, but i see we be willewed by the ape.
http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=386437

Posted by: mindful webworker
The Nodiac: Constellations for the Computer Age
at March 23, 2020 11:25 AM (Sr48m)

518 This art would only rate a hang in a guest bathroom of a summer cottage where all the décor was sun-faded and washed out, inherited from previous, deceased, owners, last updated in 1982. You know that shade of green carpet!

Posted by: Major Hochstetter at March 23, 2020 11:31 AM (p5zwj)

519 Charles Barkley, who was real sick and tested for coronavirus, finds out he doesn't have it.

Posted by: SMOD at March 23, 2020 11:37 AM (3aI0K)

520 515 I have a friend who recently retired and thought with his stock portfolio he was ok, and he is pretty worried right now and also made at the dems for playing games
Posted by: Nevergiveup


I thought I had plenty of money to restart the restaurant, live a pretty comfortable life and do a lot of other things. That's not at all clear now.

Part of my spare money is a condo that was worth $600,000 a few weeks ago. We were redoing the bathroom and recarpeting before going on the market. I wonder where we're going to find a buyer now.

Posted by: jwest at March 23, 2020 11:42 AM (mrrpT)

521 Ok, thout only read 1/2 but since the Thread got off the rails by then disappointed not 1 reference to Norwegian wood.

Posted by: Skip at March 23, 2020 11:47 AM (ZCEU2)

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