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The Morning Rant

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And there it is, folks, out there in the open in Lisa Bloom's tweet (below). Tara Reade has just been thrown under the bus.

(And for those of you who don't know Lisa Bloom ia, she and her mother, Gloria Allred, are ambulance-chasing feminist attorneys whose main talent is charging whopping big attorney fees while bellowing about women's rights. It was Allred, as you recall, who, in mid-October 2016, called a press conference with a number of victims of Trump's alleged sexual predations. This was supposed to be the knock-out punch that would send Trump reeling and put Hillary Clinton in the White House, but... all of their sob stories fizzed out. They either could not be corroborated or were picked apart. For example, the one where the woman claimed Trump reached over and grabbed her hoohah when they were both in the first class section of an airplane, and then somebody pointed out that her story was a lie because the design of the first-class seats in that model of airplane is such that it is impossible for Trump to do what she claimed.

And daughter Bloom is carrying on her mom's bottom-feeding practices. She recently was representing another one of Trump's accusers, I forget who, I think maybe it was Stormy Daniels or E. Jean Carroll, and got kicked to the curb because the alleged victim claimed that Bloom really wasn't doing anything for her, and, in fact, all she was doing was use her case to promote herself. Love that grrl power!)

Anyway, every now and the progressives will just tell you right out what they're doing, which is what Bloom did in her tweet. She's basically telling you that rape really doesn't matter, what counts is politics that are paramount. Which means that Tara Reade has to just like back and think of women's rights.

Lisa Bloom is basically telling "male feminists" that it's OK for them to be grabbing and poking and sniffing just as long as they support women's rights, which mostly means abortion.

And I have to ask, for women who work for Senators or congressmen on Capitol Hill, is their chances of being groped or poked or sniffed greater if they work for a Democrat or a Republican?

And while we're comparing the two, have the accounts of any of Trump's accusers risen above the level of "he said/she said"? Trump may have spoken of grabbing hoohah, but did he ever actually do what he claimed he could do? How much corroboration is there to any of the stories?

Here's an article from The Hill detailing some of her sleazy business practices:

[California lawyer Lisa Bloom], a well-known women’s rights lawyer, sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.

Her efforts included offering to sell alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

Bloom's shameless ambulance-chasing makes Saul Goodman look like a tower of integrity.

Note that she doesn't even question, as many Democrats do, whether Reade is telling the truth. She goes out of her way to put Reade's account in the most favorable light. But even if she's absolutely telling the truth, it isn't sufficient.

So my question is, what does Joe Biden have to do, how serious a crime does he have to commit, before Lisa Bloom decides that she shouldn't support or vote for him?

Lastly, Hillary Clinton, another big #MeToo fan, has endorsed the candidacy of Joe Biden. Of course, when it comes to supporting sexual predators, this isn't her first rodeo.






Lisa, Previously:

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This. Is CNN:

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Friday's celebs: I've been trying to catch up on the Star Trek episodes I've missed the first time around. Amazon Prime has many episodes. I worked through all four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise and overall, I thought it was good. It seemed to be very much in the spirit of the original, that is, "go out there and look for cool stuff". So next I tried Star Trek: Voyager and I only lasted about 6 episodes before I said ugh, no more. Not only were the characte basically uninteresting, I just could not stand to listen to Kate Mulgrew's voice. She sounds like a 'roided-up chipmunk. And after two episodes of having to hear about Chakotay's animistic Native American religion, it was so irritating, and there are *seven* seasons of ST:V and thought, nah, just forget it.

So I had heard about a show called Farscape that I had heard about but never got around to watching. I'd even heard claims that it was pretty good. I'm about 4 episodes in, and I mostly like it. One of the more noticeable flaws is that the costumes look pretty hokey and Rygel looks like some sort of Muppet. But the characters are likeable and the storyline is interesting, so I'm going to stick with it. Ben Browder plays the American astronaut John Crichton whose experimental spacecraft gets caught up in some sort of wormhole and he ends up in some other part of the universe, where exactly, he has no idea, at least not yet, and he is brought aboard a starship that's actually alive and crewed with a ragtag collection of Muppets. Except for Claudia Black, who is definitely not a Muppet. Actually, Zhaan isn't, either. In fact, she may be a good 'who dis' some day.



Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Orange Chicken:

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Orange Chicken recipe here.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 11:22 AM




Comments

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1 Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (rpbg1)

2 first

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

3 dammit

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (LvTSG)

4 Monkey!

Posted by: Laughing in Texas at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (T5bCv)

5 First?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (9CkBG)

6 They were both in Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, I think. I saw some of the flick on TCM a few years ago. It dates.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)

7 SONOFABITCH. I didn't even read the post! I swear I only skimmed it!

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (9CkBG)

8 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (arJlL)

9 Who Dis: Dyan Cannon and that guy

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (ch6++)

10 Alt Lisa Bloom :

Thanks for Taking One for The Team, Tara!

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (Qn8OB)

11 Joan Collins and Robert Redford.

and orange chicken looks very good.

now to go back and read the rant.

Posted by: SturmToddler at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (+NdM9)

12 1 Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (rpbg1)


Yes, but if you had named the connection, you would have scored the ultimate perfect trifecta.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (eA950)

13 Tasty looking chicken.

Posted by: Someguy at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (Zm+LZ)

14 Willowed:

An arm and a leg sounds pretty steep, Lord. What can I get for a rib?

Adam with Just The Punchline.
Posted by: Count de Monet


Eve came from a rib. A cheaper cut.
-Archie Bunker

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (At/8G)

15 Today's Edition Of The Morning Rant Is Brought To You By Orange Chicken



Which is much better than Orange Bat Soup

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (DVYZn)

16 FINGER BANGS FOR EVERYONE!!

Posted by: Team Joe at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (zDwuO)

17 Sup

Posted by: thathalfrican - sucker free on my phone at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (K6/5G)

18 Dyan Cannon and Elliot Gould

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (arJlL)

19 That may be the most fantastical twist for an episode of The Twilight Zone.

Posted by: Curly Shuffle at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (ch6++)

20 Orange Chicken is my favorite of the Sugar Chickens.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:25 AM (Qn8OB)

21 So I had heard about a show called Farscape that I had heard about but never got around to watching. I'd even heard claims that it was pretty good. I'm about 4 episodes in, and I mostly like it. One of the more noticeable flaws is that the costumes look pretty hokey and Rygel looks like some sort of Muppet. But the characters are likeable and the storyline is interesting, so I'm going to stick with it. Ben Browder plays the American astronaut John Crichton whose experimental spacecraft gets caught up in some sort of wormhole and he ends up in some other part of the universe, where exactly, he has no idea, at least not yet, and he is brought aboard a starship that's actually alive and crewed with a ragtag collection of Muppets. Except for Claudia Black, who is definitely not a Muppet. Actually, Zhaan isn't, either. In fact, she may be a good 'who dis' some day.

Farscape was basically an advertisement for the Henson Company's animatronics and puppet capabilities. They wanted to show just how far they could push it. It's also about ten times better than almost anything currently on TV.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (SgjGX)

22 Lisa Bloom is a perfect example of why you never apologize to a leftist. Their outrage is as fake as their principles.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (ZLI7S)

23 6 They were both in Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, I think. I saw some of the flick on TCM a few years ago. It dates.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)


Well, to be picky, the title of the movie isn't Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice but Bob ampersand Carol ampersand Ted ampersand Alice. So there.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (eA950)

24 I've never understood wy Gould became a major star -- a good character actor, sure, but a star, even in the '70s when somebody like Dustin Hoffman rose to star status? Dyan of course was gorgeous and sexy, but she actually had acting talent. Her character in Deathtrap with Michael Caine and Chris Reeve was very funny.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (rpbg1)

25 As other's pointed out in response to her tweet, she was also the lawyer who defended Harvey Weinstien and manufactured smear campaigns against his accusers.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (aO8Gd)

26 B & C & T & A

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (9CkBG)

27
Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (rpbg1)

OregonMuse...is this a true first? The correct answer and the first comment?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (dLLD6)

28 So my question is, what does Joe Biden have to do, how serious a crime does he have to commit, before Lisa Bloom decides that she shouldn't support or vote for him?

Denounce abortion.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

29 That has to be the best photo Elliot Gould ever took in his life.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (NkeJ4)

30 Clean up on aisle 21

Posted by: Tuna at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (gLRfa)

31 Welp, just when things can't get worse, they do.

Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Jeebus. *bangs head on desk*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (ptqGC)

32 Lisa Allred (at the time) was a high school classmate of my sister's. It seemed like almost every day, my sister would come home fuming about some assholey thing that Lisa had done.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (4o2K3)

33 25 I've never understood wy Gould became a major star -- a good character actor, sure, but a star, even in the '70s when somebody like Dustin Hoffman rose to star status? Dyan of course was gorgeous and sexy, but she actually had acting talent. Her character in Deathtrap with Michael Caine and Chris Reeve was very funny.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:26 AM (rpbg1)

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He even worked with Ingmar Bergman in The Touch. It's a largely forgotten Bergman, but it's good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (LvTSG)

34 OregonMuse...is this a true first? The correct answer and the first comment?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (dLLD6)


I think it is. The only thing that kept it from being perfect is he didn't state the connection.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (eA950)

35 Willowed, but I must get the word out!!!!

I think everyone is over-reacting to blowing the margins. There is nothing wrong with doing that once in a while!

Posted by: The Margins at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (jjaLl)

36 Bloom's shameless ambulance-chasing makes Saul Goodman look like a tower of integrity.



I kinda like Saul Goodman.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (At/8G)

37 >>Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Fire your Network Security Officer.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (Qn8OB)

38 Well hell. I coulda been a contender. And for once I knew the who dis and who dat right off the bat.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (AOXF9)

39 Elliot Gould. Don't know lady.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (vg8iE)

40 I will take Movie Stars from the Carter era, 500$ inflated dollars.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (bCLt0)

41 I was going to say they were in M*A*S*H together but then, just before making a complete and utter fool of myself, I remembered Joanne Pflug.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (Uu+Jp)

42 I've pointed this out before but you can very easily figure out what the left will do in any situation, irrespective of their past claims and supposed values.

Does this action give more power to the left? Then it is good.

Does this action give less power to the left? Then it is bad.


So here, if the left actually does to Biden what it did to Kavanaugh it will greatly increase the chances of Trump getting reelected*. So it is bad. The good action is to ignore/excuse it.

*The one caveat here is for leftists that believe Biden can't win and want to sabotage him to get a better leftist candidate.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (WdocV)

43 31 Clean up on aisle 21
Posted by: Tuna at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (gLRfa)


No, it's fun to listen to the impotent rage of trolls.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (eA950)

44 12 1 Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius


Yes, but if you had named the connection, you would have scored the ultimate perfect trifecta.
Posted by: OregonMuse


Dayum. You have to be quick around here!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (At/8G)

45 I'd put FarScape in the top five of science fiction shows. It's amazing. As for Rygel, no, as a special effect he isn't convincing at all. As a character, however, he's excellent.

Does anyone think Biden will drop out? He's thirsted for the presidency for decades, and now that's within his grasp, is he just going to say "Oh, okay" when asked to drop out? I don't see that happening. I see him turning into a rabid dog.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (E+OcO)

46 My favorite Trump accuser was the one photographed with her blouse unbuttoned to the point she left no doubt as to her spectacular tracts of land.

I can't remember if she was an Allred or Bloom client.

Either way, if you're claiming "he groped me and I'm distraught," putting the cleavage on display is sort of a "tell," in my book, that might not be the paragon of virtue that you claim to be.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (WEBkv)

47 @25

His height probably had more to do with it than anything, he had leading man height.


Which was a requirement back in the day.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (NkeJ4)

48 Tara Reade is the perfect thing to shove in the face of any leftist who brings up the "Trump said he could shoot anyone and you'd still vote for him" bullshit.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (2JVJo)

49 Dyan Cannon and Elliott Gould!
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:23 AM (rpbg1)

Yes, but if you had named the connection, you would have scored the ultimate perfect trifecta.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020


*
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It's got to all be in the same post? Damn!

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (rpbg1)

50 They were both in Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, I think. I saw some of the flick on TCM a few years ago. It dates.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)


I love Paul Mazursky movies because he pointed out what a dogshit freak show the late 60s and early 70s were and just how fucking hideous the fashions were. Except for Natalie Wood who was just unbelievably gorgeous.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (y7DUB)

51 That has to be the best photo Elliot Gould ever took in his life.

For a moment I thought it was James Franciscus.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (2JVJo)

52 Lisa proves they really will lie with the Devil if it means thwarting Trump.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (c6gLH)

53 No, it's fun to listen to the impotent rage of trolls.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (eA950)

Oops....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (dLLD6)

54 >>His height probably had more to do with it than anything, he had leading man height.


I assumed he was both ; Packing and Bi-Sexual.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (Qn8OB)

55 46 Does anyone think Biden will drop out? He's thirsted for the presidency for decades, and now that's within his grasp, is he just going to say "Oh, okay" when asked to drop out? I don't see that happening. I see him turning into a rabid dog.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (E+OcO)

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No, he's not going to drop out.

This election season is going to be awesome.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (LvTSG)

56 Rygel (and the Pilot) *are* Muppets. The Jim Henson company produced Farscape.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (ijEPD)

57 Denounce abortion.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)
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Heh.

And true.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (WEBkv)

58 Welp, just when things can't get worse, they do.

Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Jeebus. *bangs head on desk*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (ptqGC)


Are you sure it wasn't from one of his idiot leftist family when he was on zoom with them yesterday?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (2JVJo)

59 And I have to ask, for women who work for Senators or congressmen on Capitol Hill, is their chances of being groped or poked or sniffed greater if they work for a Democrat or a Republican?
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I'd like to think otherwise, but I sort of doubt there is much of a difference. Politicians are always going to act like the snakes and power-trippers they are.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (hYcqw)

60 "I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe.
But I believe you. And I'm sorry"

This is not a good look. They will lose some women voters. Except Joe will probably be out before election day.

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (eAZVt)

61 I'm of two minds re Tara Reade.
1. Joe Biden is a pervert obviously who should be prosecuted.
2. B*tch, you voted for this, because you know she did.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (EZebt)

62 I'd put FarScape in the top five of science fiction shows. It's amazing. As for Rygel, no, as a special effect he isn't convincing at all. As a character, however, he's excellent.
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Keep in mind it was made in 1999 and CGI wasn't up to creating good-looking creatures as yet. At least, within the budget they probably had. It's kind of like criticizing Ray Harryhausen for not having super-realistic creatures.

That said, I think Pilot comes off better than Rygel.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (4o2K3)

63 No, it's fun to listen to the impotent rage of trolls.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:30 AM (eA950)

Oops....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at May 04, 2020 11:31 AM (dLLD6)
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You just had to go and make the troll make more sense than usual.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (WEBkv)

64 https://bit.ly/2W2kMDj
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No New Allegheny County Coronavirus Deaths Reported | Pittsburgh, PA Patch
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Maybe Gov. ASSwolf will realize this

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (Lrula)

65 33 Lisa Allred (at the time) was a high school classmate of my sister's. It seemed like almost every day, my sister would come home fuming about some assholey thing that Lisa had done.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (4o2K3)


She was probably acting out what she learned from her mother at home.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (eA950)

66 Are you sure it wasn't from one of his idiot leftist family when he was on zoom with them yesterday?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (2JVJo)


No. This is at his business.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (ptqGC)

67 60 "I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe.
But I believe you. And I'm sorry"

This is not a good look. They will lose some women voters. Except Joe will probably be out before election day.
Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (eAZVt)

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It's an awful look. I'd love to see the single woman demographic slightly depressed this cycle.

Along with the black demographic continuing to be slightly depressed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (LvTSG)

68 That's a cro-magon man, baby!

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (5v5Zx)

69 Who is the unfortunate Mr. Bloom? And Mr. Allred?

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (ptqGC)

70 Leftism in a nutshell.

No principle is too great to not be ditched when convenient. Except the pursuit of power.

Oh, I know some of you will say abortion is, but I would argue that principle has not been tested. If such a thing as a pro-life Democrat was possible in 2020, we could test it, but such a thing does not exist.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (hku12)

71 The "who dis" guy looks like my favorite classmate this semester. His voice was lovely and warm as well.

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (ouBhA)

72 They were both in Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice, I think. I saw some of the flick on TCM a few years ago. It dates.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:24 AM (rpbg1)

I love Paul Mazursky movies because he pointed out what a dogshit freak show the late 60s and early 70s were and just how fucking hideous the fashions were. Except for Natalie Wood who was just unbelievably gorgeous.
Posted by: Captain Hate at May 04, 2020


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There's a moment in Bob, etc. when Robert Culp is rolling joints, and he comments that the weed is the finest of "beautiful downtown Burbank Brown." That probably got big laughs in 1968, but how many younger people would get that reference now?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (rpbg1)

73 Why hasn't Stacy Abrams been invited on GMA? Why can't she and Michael Strahan appear in the same room together at the same time?

Posted by: plato's platonic vixen at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (hRgjY)

74 Farscape was great. Claudia Black was just....excellent. And the episode where Rygel pisses explosively makes me laugh every time.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (9CkBG)

75 62 I'd put FarScape in the top five of science fiction shows. It's amazing. As for Rygel, no, as a special effect he isn't convincing at all. As a character, however, he's excellent.
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Keep in mind it was made in 1999 and CGI wasn't up to creating good-looking creatures as yet. At least, within the budget they probably had. It's kind of like criticizing Ray Harryhausen for not having super-realistic creatures.

That said, I think Pilot comes off better than Rygel.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (4o2K3)

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I love those puppets. I love puppets as characters in general.

They have physical presence that CGI is really bad at replicating.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (LvTSG)

76 Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (Uu+Jp)

77 I'm of two minds re Tara Reade.

1. Joe Biden is a pervert obviously who should be prosecuted.

2. B*tch, you voted for this, because you know she did.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (EZebt)


Embrace the powerful concept of AND.

Posted by: Count de Monet at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (5v5Zx)

78 Only a few short years ago the left was all in on politicians that opposed gay marriage....like you know Barack Obama.


So...again NOTHING matter except power.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (WdocV)

79 Elliot was in some new crime drama I watched this weekend on Netflix, fuck he's old

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (NI4rU)

80 Bella Abzug and Tip O'Neil.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (gd9RK)

81 "I still have to fight Trump, so I will still support Joe.
But I believe you. And I'm sorry"

This is not a good look. They will lose some women voters. Except Joe will probably be out before election day.
Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (eAZVt)


I doubt it. They might stay home - which would, technically, be a "lose some women voters" incident - but any woman who voted Hillary last time isn't going to give a damn about Gropey Joe's scabbed knuckles this time around. She'll vote hard. Like the wind.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (2JVJo)

82 >>Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?


He's pretty much the Ultimate Swamp Rat.

Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (Qn8OB)

83 73 Why hasn't Stacy Abrams been invited on GMA? Why can't she and Michael Strahan appear in the same room together at the same time?
Posted by: plato's platonic vixen

Strahan hates O-linemen

Posted by: Rick in SK at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (zDwuO)

84 There's a moment in Bob, etc. when Robert Culp is rolling joints, and he comments that the weed is the finest of "beautiful downtown Burbank Brown." That probably got big laughs in 1968, but how many younger people would get that reference now?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (rpbg1)


It was very period specific.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (y7DUB)

85 Farscape, i thought, was a good series.
Earth: Final Conflict had a good premise, IIRC. And was decent but touched by too much Rodenberry idealism.

I would have liked the SciFi "Helix"--global engineered virus turns people to zombies--to have been a little more coherent. Too many plot lines in season one and season two was just weird and barely tied to season 1.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 11:35 AM (aO8Gd)

86 Joanne Pflug.


Why is the P silent ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (arJlL)

87 A propos of one of the pics, isn't it weird that a third Russian doctor connected with the 'Rona has now 'fallen' from a window? "I'm so afraid of dying from Corona that I'm going to 'fall' out of this window to my death." Really? Does that make sense? Is it a Russian thing, or do we have a mystery on our hands?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (17n5k)

88 But what about Joe Biden's gaffes?

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (eAZVt)

89 Dad made orange chicken often as a kid. He preserved his own orange peel for it.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (EZebt)

90 2. B*tch, you voted for this, because you know she did.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (EZebt)


It's hard for me to work up sympathy for somebody who lies down with dogs and then complains about the fleas.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (eA950)

91 This is not a good look. They will lose some women voters. Except Joe will probably be out before election day.
Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:32 AM (eAZVt)

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It's an awful look. I'd love to see the single woman demographic slightly depressed this cycle.

Along with the black demographic continuing to be slightly depressed.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (LvTSG)


I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.

We'll see though.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

92 Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (Uu+Jp)
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Hey!

Posted by: Vermin United! at May 04, 2020 11:37 AM (WEBkv)

93
Earth: Final Conflict had a good premise, IIRC. And was decent but touched by too much Rodenberry idealism.

I liked it but it went kind of weird after the Taelons left.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2020 11:37 AM (aKsyK)

94 Reposted from The Morning Report because I got up late :-(

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Want to get this in before the Art Thread, sorry if somebody has already posted it. This is a link to Second City Cop, which has video of the mayor of Chicago being told to go home by a kid at a playground. After said mayor had told him and his friends to leave the playground, being very preachy with about a dozen various bodyguards, pressitutes, and other hangers on. Too funny...

https://tinyurl.com/y9mdr2ov

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2020 09:46 AM (oGBso)

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Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2020 11:37 AM (oGBso)

95 Elliot was in some new crime drama I watched this weekend on Netflix, fuck he's old
Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 04, 2020


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He was the first Trapper John in the film of M*A*S*H, which was, what, 1969? So that performance, probably not his first in movies, was more than 50 years ago.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:37 AM (rpbg1)

96 There's a moment in Bob, etc. when Robert Culp is rolling joints, and he comments that the weed is the finest of "beautiful downtown Burbank Brown." That probably got big laughs in 1968, but how many younger people would get that reference now?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (rpbg1)


Oh, lord, Robert Culp. I was roped into watching the pilot of The Greatest American Hero yesterday. No wonder that show died - the dialogue is both ridiculous and overlong. Every damned speech goes on for 15 minutes.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:38 AM (2JVJo)

97 91 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.

We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

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I just want to see enough single women saying, "I have problems with Joe Biden," so that they don't post those Facebook memes, they don't donate any money, and they forget to get their best friend (who's just not that into politics despite the hectoring) to vote that day, even if they show up themselves.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:38 AM (LvTSG)

98 Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (Uu+Jp)


No, but as I've been saying for weeks now, the narrative is "Trump's just as guilty."

Is that rational?

Don't be silly, but since when have Democrat voters been rational?

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:38 AM (hku12)

99 I doubt the press will make this awkward for Joey's VP. All of the contenders have quaffed the "I believe Joe/Tara Reade is a lying whore" Kool-Aid. But it should be for them.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (17n5k)

100 There's a moment in Bob, etc. when Robert Culp is rolling joints, and he comments that the weed is the finest of "beautiful downtown Burbank Brown." That probably got big laughs in 1968, but how many younger people would get that reference now?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (rpbg1)
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Any bets as to whether or not they were actually rolling joints?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing
at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (WEBkv)

101 76 Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (Uu+Jp)


He's not vermin. He's pond scum.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (eA950)

102 OMG:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9qs9wpv

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (ptqGC)

103 Earth: Final Conflict had a good premise, IIRC. And was decent but touched by too much Rodenberry idealism.
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E:FC really went off the rails in S2. I pretty much stopped watching then. Plus, there were fewer instances of the busty helicopter pilot lady.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (4o2K3)

104 Farscape was great. Claudia Black was just....excellent. And the episode where Rygel pisses explosively makes me laugh every time.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (9CkBG)


The "body-swap" episode, which managed to be both hilarious and poignant at the same time. Plus "...Different Destinations" which is just fucking awesome.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (SgjGX)

105 On the set of Back to the Future ... at some point Eric Stoltz looked at the Polaroid and saw Michael J Fox.

Posted by: BourbonChicken with a Face Colander at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (LxTcq)

106 Welp, just when things can't get worse, they do.

Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Jeebus. *bangs head on desk*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (ptqGC)

Your hubby is in the security biz, isn't he? Sounds like maybe one of the employees might have been using a company computer to go places he shouldn't have ought to.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (LZcDP)

107 I'm going to start binging Farscape right now.....
Hey, does anyone remember a sitcom starring Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy? (I think) There was an episode that featured an alien that Chris finds and names Spewy- because it's an alien that spews all kinds of goo around. At the end of the episode, Chris is crying as he is eating Spewy, saying how he'll miss him, and how delicious he is..... I recall it being pretty funny....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (jjaLl)

108 101 76 Can anyone make the case that Joe Biden is anything other than vermin?
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (Uu+Jp)

He's not vermin. He's pond scum.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (eA950)

The first time I recall hearing the phrase pond scum was in Hill Street Blues.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)

109 No principle is too great to not be ditched when convenient. Except the pursuit of power.

Oh, I know some of you will say abortion is, but I would argue that principle has not been tested. If such a thing as a pro-life Democrat was possible in 2020, we could test it, but such a thing does not exist.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (hku12)
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The *only* leftist principle - indeed, the only principle in any illiberal system - is the pursuit of power. All other positions are subordinate to that.

Abortion is a prime example. There is a lot of power locked up in that argument. If there wasn't, they wouldn't care. And it speaks to them because it is the ultimate power - the power over who lives and who dies. It's why the goalposts keep moving like from "safe, legal and rare" right up to partial-birth and, thanks to Governor Babykiller in VA, actual murder of born children.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (hYcqw)

110 "Oh, lord, Robert Culp. I was roped into watching the pilot of The Greatest American Hero yesterday."

Should've been called "Greatest American Theme Song".

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (eAZVt)

111 ST:Voyager is a show that got increasingly better as it gradually found its footing. The first couple of seasons are a chore, so you might be better off reading a synopsis of those, then starting with season 3. But if you can't get past Kate's voice, that cannot be helped, alas.

Posted by: Equirhodont at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (+2GwM)

112 Gretchen Whitmer calls reopen activists "racists"

This is a conservative take on it below. "The Guardian" English paper's take on it virulently leftist

https://tinyurl.com/y85eh43d

There were "nooses" at the Open things up rally?
Where are the pictures?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (bW1Yb)

113 So, #BelieveAllWomen gets sacrificed on the altar of ORANGE MAN BAD! How absurd and fitting.

Posted by: pookysgirl, off in fantasyland at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (XKZwp)

114 Thanks to today's post, I just now figured out where that list of names came from that Jake Tapper rattled off. These women were apparently Trump victims. I'm guessing they were actually women who were interested in the money being offered to lie about Trump.

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (ouBhA)

115 Oh, lord, Robert Culp. I was roped into watching the pilot of The Greatest American Hero yesterday. No wonder that show died - the dialogue is both ridiculous and overlong. Every damned speech goes on for 15 minutes.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:38 AM (2JVJo)
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It must have gotten better after the pilot, because I don't remember the rest of the series being that way.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (4o2K3)

116 Dyan Cannon is kinda what I have in mind when I tell Mrs D I'm stopping off for a short one.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (G9gd2)

117 Lisa Bloom is an abhorrent gash.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (4k/Uz)

118 I wanted Tangerine chicken!


Dr. Sheldon Cooper, PHD

Posted by: Archer at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (gmo/4)

119 104 Farscape was great. Claudia Black was just....excellent. And the episode where Rygel pisses explosively makes me laugh every time.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at May 04, 2020 11:34 AM (9CkBG)

The "body-swap" episode, which managed to be both hilarious and poignant at the same time. Plus "...Different Destinations" which is just fucking awesome.
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (SgjGX)

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1812.

Nuf said.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (LvTSG)

120 Without looking, I imagine Gould has aged in a very interesting way.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (bCLt0)

121 Welp, just when things can't get worse, they do.

Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Jeebus. *bangs head on desk*
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:28 AM (ptqGC)

Your hubby is in the security biz, isn't he? Sounds like maybe one of the employees might have been using a company computer to go places he shouldn't have ought to.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



That's one reason my company removed and banned Zoom on Company equipment.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (At/8G)

122
Oh, lord, Robert Culp. I was roped into watching the pilot of The Greatest American Hero yesterday. No wonder that show died - the dialogue is both ridiculous and overlong. Every damned speech goes on for 15 minutes.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020


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I'm a big Culp fan, both his acting and his writing. But I never cared for GAH either. Don't judge him only on that; remember his lead role in the famous Harlan Ellison-penned "Demon With a Glass Hand." His TV scripts were usually very good; he wrote some of the best I Spy episodes, and the 1962 season opener of The Rifleman is absolute TV dynamite.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (rpbg1)

123 Hey Horde:

Quick favor - cousin Redux (originally from Texas but now living in LA) is heavily involved in the production of an online (admittedly weird and irreverent, and definitely NSFW) show called Hell Den. It about, well, its almost impossible to describe. But it is funny and weird so right up some of our hordlings' alleys. Anyway - its up for a "webby" award so I am trying to pump up his votes so he can get another few seasons out of it. He's a great guy - pretty conservative - living undercover in LA entertainment.

Anyway - check it out and please vote for the show for a "Webby" ( I know - we all have the entertainment industry - but this is blood here - and he is a Texas conservative guy . . . so off to vote!).

Here's the link - appreciate the assist:

https://tinyurl.com/yaz8bnpy

Oh - Lisa Bloom is a whore, literally, not figuratively.

Posted by: Publius Redux at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (2Lmx3)

124 Gretchen Whitmer calls reopen activists "racists"
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That claim is ridiculous on its face.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (vg8iE)

125
When your rights.... go down .....in the city.
And your guns ... are taken... today......

Do I want to be there in my city?

Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no!!!!

So you said you're quarantined
Well my friend I'm quarantined too
I want to get back.... to my city... and go out again.

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh!!!!!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (nw6Hr)

126 OMG:

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9qs9wpv
Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (ptqGC)
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That person is in the unmovable 25%-30% of the electorate. I don't see how you can rationalize to yourself that Trump is worse than a hypothetical opponent who molested your own child, but 25%-30% of the electorate can.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (hYcqw)

127 Someone should arrange a private meeting between Lisa Bloom and Joe Biden, so she can get better a feel for him.

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (eAZVt)

128 BTW, thanks Morons for book suggestions. Got my brrfday books on Saturday.

Isaac's Storm : A Man, a Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History - Larson, Erik

Intellectuals and Race - Sowell, Thomas

Wild and Crazy Guys: How the Comedy Mavericks of the '80s Changed Hollywood Forever - de Semlyen, Nick

Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece - Beam, Alex

Gracefully Insane: The Rise and Fall of America's Premier Mental Hospital - Beam, Alex

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (17n5k)

129 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.
We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)


I'm curious to find out if Brandon Straka's "Walkaway" movement has any legs (heh) come November.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (eA950)

130 yay Farscape!

I started a rewatch marathon yesterday
still good!

Posted by: The Barrel at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (G546f)

131 Hey, does anyone remember a sitcom starring Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy? (I think) There was an episode that featured an alien that Chris finds and names Spewy- because it's an alien that spews all kinds of goo around. At the end of the episode, Chris is crying as he is eating Spewy, saying how he'll miss him, and how delicious he is..... I recall it being pretty funny....
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020


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Cabin Boy? Not sure either. Fox threw a lot of sitcoms at the Sunday night wall over the years until they settled on animation.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (rpbg1)

132 Hey, does anyone remember a sitcom starring Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy? (I think)

Chris Elliot. Like Jeffrey Jones, the man's entire existence just screams "pedophile."

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (2JVJo)

133 Boots omg

I love that kid in West Side Chicago SO VERY MUCH

DAMN!

holy - that is COMEDY!

Posted by: BlackOrchidInCaptivity at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (j9HX3)

134 I never saw the attraction of Dyan Carroll -- she's pretty sure, but nowhere near as "beautiful" as others find her. She's not even a very good actress -- she got lucky and/or blew the right people to get the career she did, IMO.

And I for sure never got the attraction of Elliot Gould -- seriously, that first picture of him in profile is the only one I've seen where he looks even semi-attractive. How that man ever became a "movie star" is beyond me.

I think they were in that Bob & Ted & Carol & Alice movie that was considered so risque in the 70s.

Posted by: Venus at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (YVBLw)

135 It's interesting that everyone I have shared my book list with has had exactly the same reaction. "Intellectuals and Race? What's *that* about?"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (17n5k)

136 I'm of two minds re Tara Reade.
1. Joe Biden is a pervert obviously who should be prosecuted.
2. B*tch, you voted for this, because you know she did.


Sorry, this is payback.

There is zero evidence that Christine Blasey Ford ever knew Brett Kavanaugh.

She couldn't remember the year the alleged assault took place, the month that it took place, the location where the alleged assault took place, how she got to the party where the alleged assault took place, and how she left the party. The only thing she was certain of was that Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her. The people she cited as witnesses said that it didn't happen.

Oh, and she had her internet history professionally scrubbed before she made her charges, so no one could look into her background or beliefs.

Yet the Democrats turned this into a huge circus, with less evidence than the Soviet show trials in the 1930's.

Payback is a b*tch, MFers.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (I2/tG)

137 111 ST:Voyager is a show that got increasingly better as it gradually found its footing. The first couple of seasons are a chore, so you might be better off reading a synopsis of those, then starting with season 3. But if you can't get past Kate's voice, that cannot be helped, alas.
Posted by: Equirhodont at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (+2GwM)

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The change that improved Voyager was dumping the original showrunner, Jeri Taylor. She treated the show as personal fan fiction where Janeway was her standin.

No matter what, Janeway was right, and she was the best at everything. She was 100% a Mary Sue, and I hated her.

And then, with season for, Taylor was gone, replaced by Brannon Braga who focused the storytelling a lot better. It greatly improved.

Season 5 is my favorite season of Star Trek.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (LvTSG)

138 So a lib friend has reminded everybody this is a tragic day of mourning for the country because of the horrific events on this day many tears ago. The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)

139 The FarScape episode "Eat Me" does something no other show has ever done...and they sustain that for a season or so.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (E+OcO)

140 124 Gretchen Whitmer calls reopen activists "racists"
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Who didn't see that coming. I guess we're done now.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (QKjMn)

141 Farscape is like Voyager to me. The pilots in both stunk. If they can't capture the lightning in the bottle for the pilot episode why should I waste time hoping it will improve.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (c6gLH)

142 1812.

Nuf said.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:41 AM (LvTSG)


This scene.

https://youtu.be/Cj0p2T4o1IE

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (SgjGX)

143 Thank you Pixy-misa.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (c6gLH)

144 I mean if your fifty years old today then the Greatest American hero came on when you were eleven, and it was the best thing on television.


If your looking back at it as a fifty year old, then yeah it's corny.


See. Return of The Jedi for similar phenomon.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (NkeJ4)

145 Lastly, Hillary Clinton, another big #MeToo fan, has endorsed the
candidacy of Joe Biden. Of course, when it comes to supporting sexual
predators, this isn't her first rodeo.

__________


"Reverse cowgirl FTW!" -- Huma

Posted by: ShainS -- Failure has a thousand Faucis, but Success is an OrangeMan at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (lgrR2)

146 Earth: Final Conflict had a good premise, IIRC. And was decent but touched by too much Rodenberry idealism.



I liked it but it went kind of weird after the Taelons left.----yeah, they forgot what they were doing with the series.
ronald sandoval, from my memory, made a great villain.
I'm going to have to watch it again. Working through The Sopranos now.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (aO8Gd)

147 "Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy?"

Get a Life

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (eAZVt)

148 Here is the thing I find most puzzling about Lisa Bloom: she's married.

How? Purely physically, she's not a nightmare or chimera or anything, but she is incredibly toxic. What man would bed her, let along marry her? Talk about unlimited liability and potential for total destruction.

That Lisa Bloom is married is a YUGE indicator that something is desperately wrong.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (hYcqw)

149 Not a lot of old Sci Fi shows hold up well on HDTV. They looked a lot better on the old sets. Claudia Black holds up well in any case,

Posted by: Javems at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (ofIwF)

150 Cabin Boy? Not sure either. Fox threw a lot of sitcoms at the Sunday night wall over the years until they settled on animation.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (rpbg1)


Cabin Boy was his movie...... and yup, his sitcom was on Fox...

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (jjaLl)

151 Don't know much about 70's movies. May have to check it out some time.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (bCLt0)

152 138 So a lib friend has reminded everybody this is a tragic day of mourning for the country because of the horrific events on this day many tears ago. The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)

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If they're not fighting the good fight from the 60s, then their lives have no meaning.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (LvTSG)

153 Seems I'm like a magic 8-Ball that can only come up with 2 responses:

"What a stupid time to be alive."

"Leftists are deranged."

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (jevpf)

154

I started a rewatch marathon yesterday
still good!
Posted by: The Barrel at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (G546f)

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Wait.


We have CABLE in the barrel???

WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS SHIT!?!?!?!

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 11:46 AM (nw6Hr)

155 I think photo 7 of Dyan is from The Last of Sheila. If you haven't seen it you should. It's really good.

Posted by: Piano guys phone at May 04, 2020 11:46 AM (nVbvH)

156 The change that improved Voyager was dumping the original showrunner, Jeri Taylor. She treated the show as personal fan fiction where Janeway was her standin.

The show got better when Jeri Ryan showed up in her skintight catsuits and "Borg implants."

Kate Mulgrew was an absolute bitch to her.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:46 AM (17n5k)

157 why does Biden never fondle or hair sniff any girls of color?

Posted by: rozel at May 04, 2020 11:46 AM (EJ2Rs)

158 129 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.
We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)
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This will never happen. If it did happen it would be black males going for Trump with black females going for who they are told to vote. Black women are the property of the Dem Party. Have been since LBJ.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (QKjMn)

159 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.
We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

I'm curious to find out if Brandon Straka's "Walkaway" movement has any legs (heh) come November.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:43 AM (eA950)


A re-energized school choice movement would be helpful.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (hku12)

160 Kent State?

Well that is one positive thing about the WuHan Flu, it means Hanoi Jane isn't at Kent State bloviating to a lot of people to mark the occasion

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (c6gLH)

161 156 The change that improved Voyager was dumping the original showrunner, Jeri Taylor. She treated the show as personal fan fiction where Janeway was her standin.

The show got better when Jeri Ryan showed up in her skintight catsuits and "Borg implants."

Kate Mulgrew was an absolute bitch to her.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:46 AM (17n5k)

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You know who's idea 7 of 9 was?

Brannon Braga. It was the first major change he made.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (LvTSG)

162 "zhaan" actress is also in the road warrior, riding atop the tanker truck until .... (40 year old spoiler not revealed)

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (RXoXe)

163 Well.

Brannon Braga is a disaster. Hey, I'm schtupping this chick so it's going to be the Seven of Nine show.

Tiresome.

Continuity? Forget it. Horrible damage taken by the ship, then next episode it's all magically repaired to better than new. Resources? Nah, they have infinite energy.

And the holodeck theme of the year was just rats ass stupid.

The show never found a good footing because the show runners didn't give a damn about it.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (4k/Uz)

164 I just got back from the store, I swear I heard the big Cinco de Mayo displays crying.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (NI4rU)

165 And then, with season for, Taylor was gone, replaced by Brannon Braga who focused the storytelling a lot better. It greatly improved.

Season 5 is my favorite season of Star Trek.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (LvTSG)
++++++++++++
Braga's influence really helped the first two seasons of Enterprise, too, which I really liked. The aesthetic on that show was great and some of the characters were quite good.

Then it hit the skids in season 3 when they decided to make it a hybrid of "shows with a very long story arc that runs an entire season, but isn't compelling enough to pull it off" mixed with "primetime soap drama."

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (hYcqw)

166
MAy the Left tear itself apart with #MeToo.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (5jaxN)

167 Farscape is like Voyager to me. The pilots in both stunk. If they can't capture the lightning in the bottle for the pilot episode why should I waste time hoping it will improve.
======

All ST pilots were bad or not great. Including "Where No Man Has Gone Before." It was the most tolerable, however.

STTNG was the worst of the lot, however. Just really, really bad and silly.

I only vaguely remember the DS9 pilot, but then again, I was never into DS9.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (vg8iE)

168 Damn! I LOVED "Get a life!"

A buddy and I wrote 2 scripts for that show. It was cancelled while our package was in the mail.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (jevpf)

169 That's one reason my company removed and banned Zoom on Company equipment.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:42 AM (At/8G)


They don't use Zoom at work.


I'm supposed to have a Zoom meeting with my church committee tomorrow. Ugh.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (ptqGC)

170 *What man would bed her, let along marry her? *

Cough... beard... cough.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (17n5k)

171 Boots omg

I love that kid in West Side Chicago SO VERY MUCH

DAMN!

holy - that is COMEDY!

Posted by: BlackOrchidInCaptivity at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (j9HX3)
------------------------------

I know, right? That tall kid who told off The Mayor and her entire entourage really is living The Emperor's New Clothes in real time. The mayor tell him to go home. He responds:

"You go home!"

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (oGBso)

172 Bloom is ballsy anyway, not often these people tell the truth. So is Joe's new campaign theme gonna be "hell yes I did it, stay in your lane proles"?

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (nFRLh)

173 Pussy Galore and some hairy guy.

Posted by: Roland THTG at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (88+cf)

174 Get a Life



Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (eAZVt)


There it is!!!! Thanks!

So what is the fuckin' Paperboy???

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (jjaLl)

175 28 So my question is, what does Joe Biden have to do, how serious a crime does he have to commit, before Lisa Bloom decides that she shouldn't support or vote for him?

Denounce abortion.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

Self identify as a Republican.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (NgKpN)

176 By the way, Happy Quatro de Cinco, bitchez!

--- Odumbass

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (ptqGC)

177 So a lib friend has reminded everybody this is a tragic day of mourning for the country because of the horrific events on this day many tears ago. The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)


Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (2JVJo)

178 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.
We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)


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Candace gettin getting purged from Twitter is gonna help that.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (nw6Hr)

179 But if you can't get past Kate's voice, that cannot be helped, alas.
Posted by: Equirhodont at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (+2GwM)
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I actually kinda liked Captain Kathy's sexy little cigarette voice.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (4o2K3)

180 163 Well.

Brannon Braga is a disaster. Hey, I'm schtupping this chick so it's going to be the Seven of Nine show.

Tiresome.

Continuity? Forget it. Horrible damage taken by the ship, then next episode it's all magically repaired to better than new. Resources? Nah, they have infinite energy.

And the holodeck theme of the year was just rats ass stupid.

The show never found a good footing because the show runners didn't give a damn about it.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (4k/Uz)

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I blame that on the show's early years. They gave up any sort of serious questions about things like resources by episode 3. It became a TNG repeat very quickly, and they just continued that tradition.

The larger story of Voyager getting home never really gelled, but the individual stories of each episode worked quite well in seasons 4-6.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (LvTSG)

181 Already mentioned?


Lisa Bloom was assisting Weinstein in delegitimizing and smearing his accusers on the sly - think he was handling her (at the time) new book deal.

Yes, super -sleazy and was happy to shaft Weinstein's rape victims for a 'higher cause' - Liza Bloom's book sales.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (bDqIh)

182 The Danish Bible Society has come out with a new translation of the Bible that eliminates the word "Israel" in the New Testament.

I guess we can call it the Hezbollah Bible.

https://tinyurl.com/y7whempb

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (I2/tG)

183 I know, right? That tall kid who told off The Mayor and her entire entourage really is living The Emperor's New Clothes in real time. The mayor tell him to go home. He responds:

"You go home!"


he called her a bald-headed ass!!!!!

damn that kid. I want to adopt his smart ass

Posted by: BlackOrchidInCaptivity at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (j9HX3)

184 I do see a lot of leftists claiming something like "yeah Biden sexually assaulted one woman but Trump assaulted 20!"

Which they seem to think is a winning argument I guess.


It is interesting logic - if twenty people come forward when it is politically convenient it is proof....even if there is no actual proof....and some of them are proven to have lied.

If 20 of we Morons accuse Biden of raping us, is that proof? Now with 21 "victims" would Biden be officially worse?


Posted by: 18-1 at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (WdocV)

185 Imagine if after finding themselves in the Delta Quadrant, the entire command crew of Voyager was killed, the junior officers had to step up, and the crew resorted to piracy to survive.

Basically the story what I am writing now.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (17n5k)

186 You should hear Adam Carolla's rant on his Elliot Gould interaction. Pretty funny.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (cJswI)

187 Cough... beard... cough.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (17n5k)
+++++++++++
In this day and age? Being queer is virtually a badge of honor at this point.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (hYcqw)

188 Candace gettin getting purged from Twitter is gonna help that.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (nw6Hr)
++++++++++++
Oh, did Candace get deplatformed? That's gonna piss off some folks, hopefully.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (hYcqw)

189 JoAnn Pflug is/was leggy and quite well-built.

Posted by: Mona Charen at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (gnl1m)

190 We have CABLE in the barrel???

WHO IS PAYING FOR THIS SHIT!?!?!?!
Posted by: fixerupper

There's no cable in me
I'm watching
on Prime, duh
where do you think all the exotic detritus in me comes from

Posted by: The Barrel at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (G546f)

191 I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just
not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea
and voting Trump.




We'll see though.


Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

You should send that idea to Micheal Ramirez. It sounds like a great illustration and of the type he does. Or maybe he's done one already.

Posted by: pookysgirl, off in fantasyland at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (XKZwp)

192 124 Gretchen Whitmer calls reopen activists "racists"
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That claim is ridiculous on its face.


Ridiculous on its very Bruce/Kaitlyn Jenner-like face.

Posted by: plato's platonic vixen at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (hRgjY)

193 That Lisa Bloom is married is a YUGE indicator that something is desperately wrong.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (hYcqw)


I'm a firm believer that every human on this planet, no matter how hideous, has a potential partner out there. One who is either equally hideous, or who is such a masochist, they are only truly happy being miserable.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (hku12)

194 175 28 So my question is, what does Joe Biden have to do, how serious a crime does he have to commit, before Lisa Bloom decides that she shouldn't support or vote for him?

Denounce abortion.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:27 AM (2JVJo)

The answer involves the person paying her. Guys that keep their dicks in the pants while at work don't have any need for her services.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (QKjMn)

195 167 Farscape is like Voyager to me. The pilots in both stunk. If they can't capture the lightning in the bottle for the pilot episode why should I waste time hoping it will improve.
======

All ST pilots were bad or not great. Including "Where No Man Has Gone Before." It was the most tolerable, however.

STTNG was the worst of the lot, however. Just really, really bad and silly.

I only vaguely remember the DS9 pilot, but then again, I was never into DS9.
Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 04, 2020 11:47 AM (vg8iE)

===========

I love The Cage. It's one of my favorite hours of Star Trek.

It's unlike almost anything else that is Star Trek, leaning very heavily into fantasy territory, but I love it.

And Encounter at Farpoint had a lot of the crazy big idea stuff that I love from Roddenberry, even if it ultimately doesn't come together.

Voyager probably had the best pilot. It's just too bad it discarded almost everything it set up by the third episode.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:50 AM (LvTSG)

196 The first time I recall hearing the phrase pond scum was in Hill Street Blues.
Posted by: Northernlurker at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (Uu+Jp)


The first time I heard it was on an episode of Cheers where a sleazebag salesman is trying to pick up Diane. She tells him she is a humanist which means she sees good in everyone and she knows there is good in him that she just hasn't found yet.

He replies "You're not wearing a bra, are you?"

So she excuses herself, walks over to the bar and tells Sam "the man is pond scum."

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (eA950)

197 ST:Voyager summary: Female captain needlessly risks the entire crew because she cares sooo much about poor, poor aliens.
That's about how I remember it.

The Indian was a silly cartoon.But, the alien doctor was worse--the original Jar Jar.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (aO8Gd)

198 VTF, what you gave up on writing about Anna Catamount?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (c6gLH)

199 anyway, yay FarScspe

love that series

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (G546f)

200 The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)

Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'


Didn't bother me none.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (At/8G)

201 A favorite of mine: Elliott Gould in "Little Murders."

Great (weird) flick made out of a Jules Feiffer play. Directed by Alan Arkin.

Posted by: RKae at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (jevpf)

202 Individual stand alone stories with zero arc. Everyone was forgotten about except Seven And Her Magical Exploration Of Herself. And not even in a good way.

Major characters just jettisoned into background props.

Stories lack any imagination and have zero consequences. Every hour things were reset.

Braga is an ass. And I've met the douche.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (4k/Uz)

203 193 That Lisa Bloom is married is a YUGE indicator that something is desperately wrong.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (hYcqw)


I'm a firm believer that every human on this planet, no matter how hideous, has a potential partner out there. One who is either equally hideous, or who is such a masochist, they are only truly happy being miserable.
-----------------
I'm told that some woman married Carrot Top. So I think you're right. But then I think of my two BILs and think otherwise.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (QKjMn)

204 The Left aren't mentally capable of making logical comparisons. One reason is their other mental deficit quirk. History only starts yesterday for them.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (cJswI)

205 185 Imagine if after finding themselves in the Delta Quadrant, the entire command crew of Voyager was killed, the junior officers had to step up, and the crew resorted to piracy to survive.

Basically the story what I am writing now.
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (17n5k)

===========

I have a novella in one of my short story collections (Mutiny!) where a thinly veiled B'elanna leads a Maquis mutiny onboard because Janeway passed on another quick ride home for murky ethical reasons.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (LvTSG)

206 CHINESE orange chicken???? What, are FLORIDA oranges not good enough???

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (zqhdn)

207 *Continuity? Forget it. Horrible damage taken by the ship, then next episode it's all magically repaired to better than new.*

Reason for that was they used the same stock footage over and over again, and it would have been too expensive to constantly add battle damage to the physical model.

RDM hated that aspect of the show so much that he left. One of his things with BSG was that the ships would absolutely deteriorate over time and battle damage would go unrepaired.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (17n5k)

208 My wife is a big Deep Space Nine fan, but I had never seen it (only saw TOS and TNG, which I loved). We're watching it now and near the end of Season 2.

I didn't care too much for the first season, but it's grown on me. What's amazing is the number of high-quality actors they got for guest spots. Every episode, it's one or two "he or she looks familiar" -- and then we go look them up on IMDb.

Posted by: ShainS -- Failure has a thousand Faucis, but Success is an OrangeMan at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (lgrR2)

209 The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)



Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.

Posted by: Mary Poppins'





Didn't bother me none.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (At/8G)


Got what they deserved.

Posted by: Archer at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (gmo/4)

210 , lord, Robert Culp. I was roped into watching the pilot of The Greatest American Hero yesterday. No wonder that show died - the dialogue is both ridiculous and overlong. Every damned speech goes on for 15 minutes.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:38 AM (2JVJo)


It got a little bit better, but it was still campy. For inane entertainment, it will pass the time.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (AOXF9)

211 Guy who wrote the pilot "Encounter at Farpoint?" Twas the guy who gave us "Trouble with Tribbles." David Gerrold. And by now no one is waiting for the next C'htorr book.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (c6gLH)

212 I like orange chicken. I love lemon chicken.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (cJswI)

213 That Lisa Bloom is married is a YUGE indicator that something is desperately wrong.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 11:45 AM (hYcqw)

I just want to know what happened to the dude, and what creature is wearing I his skin...

Posted by: Caligula at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (Y8DtA)

214 I do see a lot of leftists claiming something like "yeah Biden sexually assaulted one woman but Trump assaulted 20!"

Including the woman who said that Trump randomly raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room many years ago.

That sort of thing goes on all the time in Bergdorf Goodman dressing rooms.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (I2/tG)

215 It's insane to think that the Dems will ditch Biden over groping a vag 30 years ago.

The number of voters he'll lose over this...0.



Posted by: MJ at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (gAMkn)

216 I always liked the gorilla coming out and holding court and philosophizing and sharing his observations of the human world to the curious human onlookers. But he's a surgeon as well? Looks like the only thing he needs are smocks and he's good to go.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (zqhdn)

217 "we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things"

1 Cor 4:13

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (ouBhA)

218 Earth: Final Conflict had a good premise, IIRC. And was decent but touched by too much Rodenberry idealism.

---

I liked the first season, until they killed the main character. Then I had trouble finding it, and the second season episodes I saw didn't impress. I accidentally found a third season episode and the main character was back, but I couldn't make any sense of it at that point.

Posted by: Methos at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (kOpft)

219 Worst casting of Elliot Gould?


A Bridge too Far.



Posted by: Archer at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (gmo/4)

220 Babylon 5.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (4k/Uz)

221 200

Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'


Didn't bother me none.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (At/8G)

"Fo' Dead in O-Hi-O" is all I remember about it.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (bCLt0)

222 202 Individual stand alone stories with zero arc. Everyone was forgotten about except Seven And Her Magical Exploration Of Herself. And not even in a good way.

Major characters just jettisoned into background props.

Stories lack any imagination and have zero consequences. Every hour things were reset.

Braga is an ass. And I've met the douche.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:52 AM (4k/Uz)

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That's TNG as well.

It's built for syndication from the get go. You can only take characters so far.

It's one of the things that Ronald D. Moore talks about in his commentary for Star Trek First Contact (which he co-wrote). They couldn't take Picard into dark places on the show because by the next he had to be back to normal.

Hell, The Inner Light has Picard leading a completely new life for a lifetime to come right back to the Enterprise after only a few minutes and by the next episode he's just Picard again.

It's why Moore relished taking Picard so far in First Contact.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

223 I see an article at rantingly.com titled:

"Internal Chinese Report Warns Beijing Faces Tiananmen-Like Global Backlash Over Virus".

If that's all the backlash they think that coming, they are wrong. This time those assholes killed thousands and thousands of foreign citizens! I say the whole world should gang up and vaporize them.

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (eAZVt)

224 And I see the last Star Wars movie is now streaming on Disney. Good thing, I've been having trouble sleeping lately.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (4k/Uz)

225 Guy who wrote the pilot "Encounter at Farpoint?" Twas the guy who gave us "Trouble with Tribbles." David Gerrold. And by now no one is waiting for the next C'htorr book.
======

Has anyone seen the fan episode penned by Gerrold, wherein Kirk's nephew who survived in "Operation: Annihilate" is all grown up and GAY and has Kirk officiate his gay wedding? With several scenes of the two lying on top of one another in bed (clothed). Yeah, it was gagworthy.

It also stars Denise Crosby.

Posted by: bicentennialguy at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (vg8iE)

226 Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 11:48 AM (2JVJo)


Conveniently left out of the narrative was that the day before, the murderous hippies burned the ROTC building down. It was a smoking ruin.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (eA950)

227 208 My wife is a big Deep Space Nine fan, but I had never seen it (only saw TOS and TNG, which I loved). We're watching it now and near the end of Season 2.

I didn't care too much for the first season, but it's grown on me. What's amazing is the number of high-quality actors they got for guest spots. Every episode, it's one or two "he or she looks familiar" -- and then we go look them up on IMDb.
Posted by: ShainS -- Failure has a thousand Faucis, but Success is an OrangeMan at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (lgrR2)

===========

A lot of people think that DS9's first season is the weakest, and they are right. It's the one that most heavily leaned on the religious aspects which they never really seemed to figure out.

It does get much better.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (LvTSG)

228 217 "we have become as the scum of the world, the dregs of all things"

1 Cor 4:13
Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (ouBhA)


For some reason it cracks me up that "scum of the earth" is a biblical phrase.

Posted by: Emmie at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (ouBhA)

229 >>>> "I always liked the gorilla coming out and holding court and
philosophizing and sharing his observations of the human world to the
curious human onlookers. But he's a surgeon as well? Looks like the
only thing he needs are smocks and he's good to go."

I believe he's social distancing....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (jjaLl)

230 215 It's insane to think that the Dems will ditch Biden over groping a vag 30 years ago.

The number of voters he'll lose over this...0.



Posted by: MJ at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (gAMkn)

Ah, so you understand Democrats.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (bCLt0)

231 one of the best things about FarScape was the characters really developed over the course of the series

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (G546f)

232 212 I like orange chicken. I love lemon chicken.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (cJswI)

I like 14 year old breasts.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (KnJdm)

233 So a lib friend has reminded everybody this is a tragic day of mourning for the country because of the horrific events on this day many tears ago. The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)


Perfect day to go to the shooting range.

I met a guy who caught a stray piece of shot in his psoriasis laden scalp. From that point on it became the focus of his otherwise meaningless life. Even his friends said he was a gaping asshole hanging out at the demonstration to try and snag some trim. He died of a heart attack a few years ago. I just rolled my eyes.

Posted by: Captain Hate at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (y7DUB)

234 The Left literally stated hey would do a Lewinsky for Clinton because of his support for women's 'rights'.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (cJswI)

235 ORANGE CHICKEN BAD!!!


(Don) LEMON CHICKEN GOOD!!!

Posted by: Anderson McFuckStick at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (w9Wax)

236 I like orange chicken. I love lemon chicken.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (cJswI)

I like 14 year old breasts.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (KnJdm)
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They are the most tender...

Posted by: Roman Polanski at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (vg8iE)

237 *ST:Voyager summary: Female captain needlessly risks the entire crew because she cares sooo much about poor, poor aliens... The Indian was a silly cartoon.*

It's lovely how every attempt Hollywood makes to be "woke" winds up reducing female and non-white characters to stereotypes. The strong woman. The spiritual Native American. The brilliant Asian.

Back in the eighties, there was a TV adaption of 'War of the Worlds' where the Native American character, Paul Ironhorse, was an actual badass. Chakotay should have been the same. Heck, they didn't even get a Native American actor to play him. "Native-American, Latino... what's the difference?"

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (17n5k)

238 >>The number of voters he'll lose over this...0.

The number of Democrat voters, maybe. The larger pot of unaffiliated doubtful.

It's going to take a lot for a middle of the road voter to pull the lever for a guy who has never been known for his brains and is now being outed as corrupt and senile.

Tossing sexual assault on top is not going to make him a more attractive candidate.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (ZLI7S)

239 I do see a lot of leftists claiming something like "yeah Biden sexually assaulted one woman but Trump assaulted 20!"

Which they seem to think is a winning argument I guess.

It is interesting logic - if twenty people come forward when it is politically convenient it is proof....even if there is no actual proof....and some of them are proven to have lied.

If 20 of we Morons accuse Biden of raping us, is that proof? Now with 21 "victims" would Biden be officially worse?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 04, 2020 11:49 AM (WdocV)


Personally, I would like to see the #metoo movement die an ignominious death, so yeah, I'd like to see that. Let's go for 21. Then when they find 22, we go for 23.

Let's keep this going, like Chaplain as Hilter in his barber chair, trying to go higher than Mussolini.

Up and up and up.

Ladies, we know lots of you have been manhandled over the years. I'm sorry. Now's the time to protect your daughters and younger colleagues and stop making excuses for the men in your circle. You have no excuse.

But whatever kept your story from being heard/believed back then? Even if it was your OWN silence? Yeah, put it down. Let it go. Time to #moveondotorg.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (hku12)

240 The killer African hornets crisis supports my theory that if corona pandemic does not take down Trump they will go with the the 7 Plagues approach. That will scare the lemming and have them demanding Trump be sent into the desert with his deplorable.


"Whatever you do, do not leave the house except for Walmart because of poisonous tropical frogs. Trump was warned about this months ago and did nothing. "

Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (MxEKc)

241 Shoot...grrr

Posted by: Abiss at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (Y8DtA)

242

I heard audio of Chicago mayor Grady Lightfoot. Over the weekend she went to East Garfield Park to lecture people about not staying at home. She (was with 13 other people in her posse) came across 6 kids playing basketball. She told them to move along and You have to go home. One kid said back to her, You want us to go home? You go home!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (ouNbr)

243 Yet another reason to loathe R. Moore.

Zephran Cochran was from Alpha Centauri. He was an explorer. Not some elderly goof on Earth scared of his own shadow.

Continuity? Pish-posh.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (c6gLH)

244 *It's the one that most heavily leaned on the religious aspects which they never really seemed to figure out.*

The writers didn't believe in religion, so it was reduced to ham-handed stereotypes.

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (17n5k)

245 107 I'm going to start binging Farscape right now.....
Hey, does anyone remember a sitcom starring Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy? (I think) There was an episode that featured an alien that Chris finds and names Spewy- because it's an alien that spews all kinds of goo around. At the end of the episode, Chris is crying as he is eating Spewy, saying how he'll miss him, and how delicious he is..... I recall it being pretty funny....
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (jjaLl)

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Get A Life, perhaps?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (CAJOC)

246 Vote for the rapist because ORANGE MAN BAD.

Still, keep hammering the Dems on this. The more they have to defend Joe, the bigger hypocrites they are. In the long run, it matters.

I hope.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (ifmtJ)

247 It's insane to think that the Dems will ditch Biden over groping a vag 30 years ago.

The DNC will get rid of Biden -- he's incapable of campaigning.

They want to drag him over the nomination finish line, and then then have him resign for "health reasons". Under Democratic party rules, the DNC chooses the new candidate if the selected candidate withdraws.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (I2/tG)

248 247 It's insane to think that the Dems will ditch Biden over groping a vag 30 years ago.

The DNC will get rid of Biden -- he's incapable of campaigning.

They want to drag him over the nomination finish line, and then then have him resign for "health reasons". Under Democratic party rules, the DNC chooses the new candidate if the selected candidate withdraws.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (I2/tG)

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I just do not see that working well for them at all.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (LvTSG)

249 Worst casting of Elliot Gould?


A Bridge too Far.



Posted by: Archer at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (gmo/4)
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That mystified me. They created a fictitious commander for the bridge repair at Son, when the actual man on the spot was COL Sink (of "Band of Brothers" fame). Why would they go out of their way to do that?

(And the screenwriter was William Goldman, so I'm doubly scratching my head.)

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (4o2K3)

250 One of the funniest thing about Voyager to me was how it winds up that Tuvok wrote a compelling holo drama about the Maquis having a mutiny complete with full character emotions.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (7FO5t)

251 Hell, The Inner Light has Picard leading a completely new life for a lifetime to come right back to the Enterprise after only a few minutes and by the next episode he's just Picard again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (LvTSG)


Right. I watched the episode when it originally aired. And it bugged the hell out of me, precisely for that reason.

Of course, that's pretty much what happens in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, too, so I guess everybody must've had their memory erased when they reverted back.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (eA950)

252 243 Yet another reason to loathe R. Moore.

Zephran Cochran was from Alpha Centauri. He was an explorer. Not some elderly goof on Earth scared of his own shadow.

Continuity? Pish-posh.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (c6gLH)

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Expecting much continuity in Star Trek is a fool's errand.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

253 You're in for a heck of a ride with Farscape. It and Deep Space Nine are my favorite of the 90s scifi serials. Farscape took about the first season to really get its feet wet, but man, from season 2 on it's just a wild, insane ride. You'll love it. Once it ends, check out the miniseries "The Peacekeeper Wars" for the closure.

Posted by: sans_sheriff at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (NBQ9e)

254 When Biden goes down in will come John Kerry in a jockstrap on a Windsurfer!

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (QKjMn)

255 Back in the eighties, there was a TV adaption of 'War of the Worlds' where the Native American character, Paul Ironhorse, was an actual badass. Chakotay should have been the same. Heck, they didn't even get a Native American actor to play him. "Native-American, Latino... what's the difference?"
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (17n5k)

I loved Ironhorse. Once he left, I was done with the series.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (ifmtJ)

256 I see an article at rantingly.com titled:



"Internal Chinese Report Warns Beijing Faces Tiananmen-Like Global Backlash Over Virus".



If that's all the backlash they think that coming, they are wrong.
This time those assholes killed thousands and thousands of foreign
citizens! I say the whole world should gang up and vaporize them.

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I mentioned this a couple days ago (and I'm sure I'm not the only one). China launched a WMD attack against EVERYONE. Or to put it another way, China launched a WMD attack against every nuclear-equipped nation on earth, and a bunch that can only retaliate by cutting trade.

Posted by: Methos at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (kOpft)

257
Oh wow, she IS married.

I'd rather tear it off with my bare hands. What a fucking loser.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (5jaxN)

258 It's one of the things that Ronald D. Moore talks about in his commentary for Star Trek First Contact (which he co-wrote). They couldn't take Picard into dark places on the show because by the next he had to be back to normal.

The Munsters
is similar, I have noticed, in its house set. Almost invariably, Herman destroys some part of the house or some piece of furniture, and the next episode everything is fixed and back to normal.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (2JVJo)

259 I heard audio of Chicago mayor Grady Lightfoot. Over the weekend she went to East Garfield Park to lecture people about not staying at home. She (was with 13 other people in her posse) came across 6 kids playing basketball. She told them to move along and You have to go home. One kid said back to her, You want us to go home? You go home!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (ouNbr)
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Did she have them arrested and tossed into Hot Rod Blagojovich's cell?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (hYcqw)

260 Kent State was a center of the SDS and the like - we didn't and still don't have a lot of sympathy for that crowd in our house as Dad was dodging bullets in SE Asia at the time. Fuck them and Neil Young.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (nFRLh)

261 Bicentennial Guy, there are a lot of people involved in Star Trek and Star Wars who deserve the Agonizer and Rigellian blood worms while being dumped into Saarlac.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (c6gLH)

262 What was that about Farscape, like he was sharing his brain with an insane alien torture master intent on extracting wormhole tech from him?
Those were some amusing conversations, I recall.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (aO8Gd)

263 251 Hell, The Inner Light has Picard leading a completely new life for a lifetime to come right back to the Enterprise after only a few minutes and by the next episode he's just Picard again.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (LvTSG)

Right. I watched the episode when it originally aired. And it bugged the hell out of me, precisely for that reason.

Of course, that's pretty much what happens in the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, too, so I guess everybody must've had their memory erased when they reverted back.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (eA950)

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It's a limitation of episodic television, and it's just something that the viewer is going to have to accept. Most casual viewers don't want to start an episode and have to read a Wikipedia article to understand relationships.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (LvTSG)

264 It's an awful look. I'd love to see the single woman demographic slightly depressed this cycle.

Along with the black demographic continuing to be slightly depressed.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 11:33 AM (LvTSG)


I have a lot more faith in a black Exodus. Not just not voting for the Democrat slavemasters, but actually crossing the sea and voting Trump.

We'll see though.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (hku12)

Single women seem to be a Leftist demographic. Which explains why I am still single. (Just no patience for that crap.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (zqhdn)

265 I heard audio of Chicago mayor Grady Lightfoot. Over the weekend she went to East Garfield Park to lecture people about not staying at home. She (was with 13 other people in her posse) came across 6 kids playing basketball. She told them to move along and You have to go home. One kid said back to her, You want us to go home? You go home!
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (ouNbr)

Good. Good.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (KnJdm)

266 I'm here.
On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

267 there's two kinds of space adventure shows - shiny future vs gritty future
I like the ones that are more the latter

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (G546f)

268 The Inner Light.

Ok, and in subsequent episodes there were callbacks to it. Picard would be playing his flute. He'd make references, like when he and that scientist chick were romancing each other.

It at least made some effort.

Voyager? Zilch.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (4k/Uz)

269 Under Democratic party rules, the DNC chooses the new candidate if the selected candidate withdraws.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 11:59 AM (I2/tG)

They need to look at ballot deadlines. In Texas, a party cannot replace a candidate after the ballot deadline. I guess New Jersey also had such a law, but when the Torch resigned they figured a way around it.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (jK8Z7)

270 224 And I see the last Star Wars movie is now streaming on Disney. Good thing, I've been having trouble sleeping lately.
Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 11:55 AM (4k/Uz)



I love how ClownfishTV on YouTube talks about that. "You can now see all six Star Wars movies and the three that Disney made all in the same place!"

Posted by: Buzzion at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (7FO5t)

271 Zephran Cochran was from Alpha Centauri. He was an explorer. Not some elderly goof on Earth scared of his own shadow.

Continuity? Pish-posh.


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (c6gLH)


That same episode where Picard tells the lady from the past how "we evolved to the point where we don't need money, everyone's needs are taken care of; now we all just work to better ourselves..." I thought that was just horeshit, because I remember plenty of times when money was mentioned before.....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (jjaLl)

272 The Jon Stewart clip of Biden is the poison to all the Lefty antidote defenses of Biden. It's killer.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (cJswI)

273 It's a limitation of episodic television, and it's just something that the viewer is going to have to accept. Most casual viewers don't want to start an episode and have to read a Wikipedia article to understand relationships.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (LvTSG)
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Even phenom shows that do the opposite hit this limitation. Like "Lost" for example. I have always heard how awesome "Lost" is, and heard so at the time - but I was a season behind and didn't want to have to start over to figure out WTF was going on. I like story-arc TV shows, but you do have to be there from the beginning.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (hYcqw)

274
LOL @ the kid telling Mayor Groot to get bent. "YOU go home... wit' ya baldheaded ass!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (5jaxN)

275
I heard audio of Chicago mayor Grady Lightfoot.

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If you could read my mind love,
What a tail my thoughts would tell.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (nw6Hr)

276 Governor Mini-Hitler of New Jersey just cancelled school for the rest of this year.

The state is also already implying that to go back to school in the fall they are going to force your kids to wear masks. submit to being tracked and be forced to comply with their fiats.

Democrats are seeing they can't control you. So now they are going after your kids and using their right to an education against you.

This is how tyranny and despotism works.

Posted by: Marcus T at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (VpIIl)

277 Gene Hackman should have starred as Randel McMurphin in Cuckoos Nest. Just sayin.

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (QKjMn)

278 Kent State was a major Earwig. Neil Young was good at that.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (bCLt0)

279 I just do not see that working well for them at all.

Parachuting in Klobuchar or someone similar is the best of several bad alternatives for the DNC. Biden is a disaster, as his every media appearance demonstrates.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (I2/tG)

280 The left still wants people to believe that they have never heard of groupies even though they still brag openly about which celebrity passes they get from their spouses, as if that celebrity would have sex with them in the first place.

DJT had groupies.
Clinton and Biden have victims.

Posted by: Denny Crane! at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (KpUZP)

281 245 107 I'm going to start binging Farscape right now.....
Hey, does anyone remember a sitcom starring Chris Elliot and Brian Doyle Murray (I think) called The Paperboy? (I think) There was an episode that featured an alien that Chris finds and names Spewy- because it's an alien that spews all kinds of goo around. At the end of the episode, Chris is crying as he is eating Spewy, saying how he'll miss him, and how delicious he is..... I recall it being pretty funny....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 11:40 AM (jjaLl)
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Get A Life, perhaps?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 04, 2020 11:58 AM (CAJOC)


Correct. I looked it up. There's an episode called "SPEWEY and Me".

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (eA950)

282 I'm here.
On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice

Did the traps kill them, or didja have to administer justice ?

What were ya using for bait ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (arJlL)

283 273 It's a limitation of episodic television, and it's just something that the viewer is going to have to accept. Most casual viewers don't want to start an episode and have to read a Wikipedia article to understand relationships.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (LvTSG)
+++++++++
Even phenom shows that do the opposite hit this limitation. Like "Lost" for example. I have always heard how awesome "Lost" is, and heard so at the time - but I was a season behind and didn't want to have to start over to figure out WTF was going on. I like story-arc TV shows, but you do have to be there from the beginning.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (hYcqw)

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The funniest thing to me about Lost is that the showrunners asked for a set time to close out the series after season 3. They got it, and then they still had no idea how to end the show.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (LvTSG)

284 And put me in the Farscape team.

Mmmm...Claudia Black....

Not only were their sex and puppets on that show, the bad guys were interesting and mostly consistent. Good twists and turns.
Wish they could have had a proper final season, though.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (ifmtJ)

285 I like orange chicken. I love lemon chicken.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 11:53 AM (cJswI)

I like 14 year old breasts.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 04, 2020 11:56 AM (KnJdm)
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They are the most tender...
Posted by: Roman Polanski at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (vg8iE)


I learned a few weeks ago, the cops found film in the house where Tate and the others were murdered. The official story at the time was, it was Tate and Polanski in matrimonial embrace.

Turns out that wasn't true. It was Tate being filmed having sex with other men, and Polanski "directing" from off camera. There was evidence this was NOT consensual for Tate.

So yeah, that pig still breathing is an injustice that has gone unpunished for more than half a century.

It should have been him in that house. Him alone. Then the world would be a better place.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (hku12)

286 I could go for tome Three Fingers tequila right now.

Posted by: Smokin' Uncle Joe Biden at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (EgshT)

287 Chakotay should have been the same. Heck, they didn't even get a Native American actor to play him. "Native-American, Latino... what's the difference?"
Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:57 AM (17n5k)


Pretty sure that the actor playing Chakotay was a full blooded member of a Mexican native tribe.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (7FO5t)

288 266 I'm here.
On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

What is the hell is their rationale? Or do they even bother with one now?

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (bCLt0)

289 123 Hey Horde:

Quick favor - cousin Redux (originally from Texas but now living in LA) is heavily involved in the production of an online (admittedly weird and irreverent, and definitely NSFW) show called Hell Den. It about, well, its almost impossible to describe. But it is funny and weird so right up some of our hordlings' alleys. Anyway - its up for a "webby" award so I am trying to pump up his votes so he can get another few seasons out of it. He's a great guy - pretty conservative - living undercover in LA entertainment.

Nobody walks in L.A.

Posted by: Missing Persons at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (zqhdn)

290 I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

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Well.... I for one am glad that the masks the CDC said were ineffective four weeks ago are going to save the human race from extinction and are now mandatory.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (nw6Hr)

291 I'm here.
On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)


**hugs Sharon**

I know exactly how you feel, dear lady; I dread it, too. I'm trying to do as much shopping in NH as I can before they go completely nuts as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (2JVJo)

292 279 I just do not see that working well for them at all.

Parachuting in Klobuchar or someone similar is the best of several bad alternatives for the DNC. Biden is a disaster, as his every media appearance demonstrates.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (I2/tG)

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What do the True Believers of socialism do then? Their guy, who was number two in delegates, is completely bypassed?

Plus, the unaffiliated voters of America watch as the more than year long exercise in choosing a Democratic nominee gets tossed aside just to be crowned by an elite inner circle. I can't imagine that sitting well with them.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (LvTSG)

293 Hm. Shows from people who know what the fuck they're doing, like Aaron Spelling, seem to manage complex relationship in a TV series pretty well.

Even Melrose Place.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (4k/Uz)

294 Expecting much continuity in Star Trek is a fool's errand.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

The worst is killing Pike instead of making him a vegetable. Beep Beep motherfuckers indeed.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (cJswI)

295 there's two kinds of space adventure shows - shiny future vs gritty future
I like the ones that are more the latter
Posted by: vmom 2020

Where they're stranded on a planet with no toilet paper ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (arJlL)

296 On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

What is the hell is their rationale? Or do they even bother with one now?
Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (bCLt0)

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The mice are just hungry and in search of something to eat.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (nw6Hr)

297 272 The Jon Stewart clip of Biden is the poison to all the Lefty antidote defenses of Biden. It's killer.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (cJswI)

Link, please.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (KnJdm)

298 Claudia Black is not a pretty woman but Damn is she hottt!

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (d6mdH)

299
What do the True Believers of socialism do then? Their guy, who was number two in delegates, is completely bypassed?

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Bernie is number two in all things.

By that, I mean he's shit.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (5jaxN)

300 Did she have them arrested and tossed into Hot Rod Blagojovich's cell?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (hYcqw)


I think it was just political theater that went bad on her and the local MFM won't cover it since they pretty much told her to f off. Although she is now saying they will arrest people who are out. And there's so much room in the jails now since they have let so many real criminals out so the poor dears won't get Flu Manchu

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (ouNbr)

301 298 Claudia Black is not a pretty woman but Damn is she hottt!
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (d6mdH)

She has great flaws

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (ifmtJ)

302 Not only were their sex and puppets on that show, the bad guys were interesting and mostly consistent. Good twists and turns.
Wish they could have had a proper final season, though.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (ifmtJ)


They managed to make them often villainous, and sympathetic.

First season: "Man, these Peacekeepers are hard-core fascist dicks."

Third season: "Man, these Peacekeepers are hard-core fascist dicks, as they probably should be."

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (SgjGX)

303 On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

What is the hell is their rationale? Or do they even bother with one now?
Posted by: tubal


Having to wear a mask at this point, is like wearing a condom after she's pregnant.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (At/8G)

304 They need to look at ballot deadlines. In Texas, a party cannot replace a candidate after the ballot deadline.
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yeah, but: You're not voting for the President on the ballot--you're voting for the slate of Electors nominated by the party at the party's state convention.
so, it's shorthand that Trump or Clinton appear on the ballot--rather than the 3 to, what 40 or so electors from each party.

Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (aO8Gd)

305 That same episode where Picard tells the lady from the past how "we evolved to the point where we don't need money, everyone's needs are taken care of; now we all just work to better ourselves..." I thought that was just horeshit, because I remember plenty of times when money was mentioned before.....
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (jjaLl)


Near the beginning of Wrath of Khan, Spock and Kirk are talking in a Starfleet HQ corridor when a custodian comes by, waxing the floor. You mean to tell me that guy is cleaning floors to better himself? WTF

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (2JVJo)

306 Nobody deserves what happened to her, it is awful.

Bur two points hit me.

(1) Even after seeing the frankly incredible double standards here, she still seems to be a die hard liberal Democrat. How can that be?

(2) Has any Democrat politician or celebrity denounced Biden or "stood up" for Tara Reade? There may have been one or two, maybe, at best IIRC.

(3) Oh well, as an afterthought, if the presumed Republican nominee had done this while a politician, the Democrats would be howling incessantly in the press and media. Are any Republicans making some hay here or is everyone afraid to be "mean?

Posted by: RM at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (U3LtS)

307 The mice are just hungry and in search of something to eat.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (nw6Hr)
+++++++
And they found it. And then they died.

Let this be a lesson to those who pilfer cooling pies from windowsills.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (hYcqw)

308 Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus...

Posted by: Jane D'oh at May 04, 2020 11:28
---------------------------
Ugh. So sorry to hear that, Jane. I've been hit twice with that shit.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (ViCCR)

309 It's only about politics for Leftists. Things like 'women's issues' or racism or diversity are always cudgels. Period.

A lamp post for every single one of these fascist crap weasels.

Posted by: Lamp posts are still for fascists at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (4ceyg)

310 Earth:Final Conflict is on The Roku Channel

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (aKsyK)

311 296

The mice are just hungry and in search of something to eat.
Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (nw6Hr)

Lol.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (bCLt0)

312 Gene Hackman should have starred as Randel McMurphin in Cuckoos Nest. Just sayin.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (QKjMn)
------
Know who originated the role of McMurphy on the stage? Kirk Douglas.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (4o2K3)

313 It's a limitation of episodic television, and it's just something that the viewer is going to have to accept. Most casual viewers don't want to start an episode and have to read a Wikipedia article to understand relationships.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:01 PM (LvTSG)


This was basically every TV show until about, oh, the 1980s where they got into long story arcs.

OK, maybe 'The Fugitive' is an exception.

Which is why I now prefer 8- or 10-episode miniseries to ongoing shows where the writers constantly have to come up with new stuff.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (eA950)

314 Biden is a sick rapist but Orange Man Bad... Sorry Biden rape victims

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (5bxa0)

315 That same episode where Picard tells the lady from the past how "we evolved to the point where we don't need money, everyone's needs are taken care of; now we all just work to better ourselves..." I thought that was just horeshit, because I remember plenty of times when money was mentioned before.....
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (jjaLl)

------

Yet .....

*points to the Ferrengai*

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (nw6Hr)

316 Yep, the two faced Progressives sure are not liking the comparisons between Kavanaugh and Biden being placed in razor wire wrapped pineapple turned sideways and shoved up their asses.

I am enjoying this. I've gone long on popcorn.

Posted by: The Walking Dude at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (cCxiu)

317 speaking of gritty sf

if you get a chance, watch Prospect (201 - low budget western in space that I really liked for some reason

dunno if it's streaming anywhere though

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (G546f)

318 Claudia Black is not a pretty woman but Damn is she hottt!
Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (d6mdH)


She was attractive, but not model gorgeous. She just had a strong presence which made up for it. You could imagine hanging out around a backyard firepit with a couple beers and then sneaking up stairs once the kids were asleep to fuck all night.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (SgjGX)

319 I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

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Well.... I for one am glad that the masks the CDC said were ineffective four weeks ago are going to save the human race from extinction and are now mandatory.



Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (nw6Hr)
-------------------------------

Right!!??? All we've heard for weeks and weeks is that masks don't work. Now, it's put on the mask or go to jail! While we free up space in the jail by releasing actual criminals and rapists so that the mask-avoidant can be locked up.

Posted by: Boots at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (oGBso)

320 If it saves just one life. We're all in this together.

Posted by: Omar the Maskmaker at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (EgshT)

321 312 Gene Hackman should have starred as Randel McMurphin in Cuckoos Nest. Just sayin.
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:03 PM (QKjMn)
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Know who originated the role of McMurphy on the stage? Kirk Douglas.
------------------
Spartacus as McMurphy? Did he wear pants?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (QKjMn)

322 I learned a few weeks ago, the cops found film in the house where Tate and the others were murdered. The official story at the time was, it was Tate and Polanski in matrimonial embrace.

Turns out that wasn't true. It was Tate being filmed having sex with other men, and Polanski "directing" from off camera. There was evidence this was NOT consensual for Tate.

So yeah, that pig still breathing is an injustice that has gone unpunished for more than half a century.

It should have been him in that house. Him alone. Then the world would be a better place.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (hku12)


I never knew that. Where did you hear / read it?

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (2JVJo)

323 319 I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)


Been mandatory here for weeks...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (5bxa0)

324 Near the beginning of Wrath of Khan, Spock
and Kirk are talking in a Starfleet HQ corridor when a custodian comes
by, waxing the floor. You mean to tell me that guy is cleaning floors
to better himself? WTF

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (2JVJo)


Well....maybe Utopia sprang up sometime between Kirk's life and Picards?


Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (jjaLl)

325
Has any Democrat politician or celebrity denounced Biden or "stood up" for Tara Reade? There may have been one or two, maybe, at best IIRC.

--------

Yeah, and with the fact that Peter Daou was unequivocally demanding that Biden step down, I know exactly who put Tara up to this.

Hillary's probably been lining up this attack since Joe started to pull ahead of Harris, et. al.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (5jaxN)

326
Joanne Pflug.


Why is the P silent ?
Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (arJlL)






Pfor reasons....

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (EGyGV)

327 The Jon Stewart clip of Biden is the poison to all the Lefty antidote defenses of Biden. It's killer.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (cJswI)

Link, please.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (KnJdm)

I wish I could . The best I can do is tell you to look up Jon Stewart: Audacity of Grope.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (cJswI)

328 Feminists care about women the way that farmers care about their chickens.

Posted by: 29Victor at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (BJKQV)

329 Near the beginning of Wrath of Khan, Spock and Kirk are talking in a Starfleet HQ corridor when a custodian comes by, waxing the floor. You mean to tell me that guy is cleaning floors to better himself? WTF
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (2JVJo)
+++++++++++++
As described in Office Space:

No, you're working at Initech 'cause that question is bullshit to begin with. If that quiz worked, there would be no janitors, because no one would clean shit up if they had a million dollars.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (hYcqw)

330 Did you know Dr. Killdare was a fag?

Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (QKjMn)

331

Ya only have to get lucky once...

Posted by: D. Gerrold, Esq at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (5LFjM)

332 I hate the whole "stay healthy" crap instead of saying "goodbye."

Well, I WAS going to go lick toilet seats, but since you said that I guess I'll make a mango smoothie instead.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (4k/Uz)

333 Farscape was basically an advertisement for the Henson Company's animatronics and puppet capabilities. They wanted to show just how far they could push it. It's also about ten times better than almost anything currently on TV

=====
Strong females without SJW preaching. The FemiNazis we have allowed to steal the entertainment industry will never allow such a thing to happen again.

Death to Harveywood. They ALL knew.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (d6mdH)

334 No, Lisa (Bloom). Joe is not just "handsy". Putting his hands around the various uncomfortable little girls is handsy. Pushing someone up against a wall and shoving their fingers up their crotch is not "handsy". It is molestation. And you're "sorry" for her but Trump must be defeated. Disgusting.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (bW1Yb)

335 Did the traps kill them, or didja have to administer justice ?



What were ya using for bait ?

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (arJlL)
I started out not setting any traps last night and then I heard a mouse under the jacuzzi again (the absolute nerve to come back to the same spot)so put a trap with peanut butter under the kitchen sink and also in the basement figuring at least they couldn;t drag the trap away. Both dead in t he traps. Veeery carefully picked up the traps with tongs and deposited in plastic bag and immediately in the trash. Only have one trap left........Have no desire to go to the store to be reviled for not wearing a mask or being forced to wear one violating my civil rights.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (QzF6i)

336
Let this be a lesson to those who pilfer cooling pies from windowsills.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (hYcqw)

-------

For all you millenials out there......

.... back in the day, people used to make their own pies from scratch and heat up the kitchen baking them. Putting the pies ins the widow sill allowed the breeze to cool them off.

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (nw6Hr)

337 324 Near the beginning of Wrath of Khan, Spock
and Kirk are talking in a Starfleet HQ corridor when a custodian comes
by, waxing the floor. You mean to tell me that guy is cleaning floors
to better himself? WTF

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (2JVJo)


Well....maybe Utopia sprang up sometime between Kirk's life and Picards?


Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (jjaLl)

=========

There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (LvTSG)

338 Plus, the unaffiliated voters of America watch as the more than year long exercise in choosing a Democratic nominee gets tossed aside just to be crowned by an elite inner circle. I can't imagine that sitting well with them.

The alternative is having senile Bejing Biden explaining that 600,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, over 150 million Americans have been killed by gun violence in 2007, etc. for months on end.

Also, Biden's bootlicking of the Chinese Communist Party is going to turn into a huge, huge political issue, which wasn't anticipated when the Democratic establishment was pushing him as the nominee.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (I2/tG)

339 They managed to make them often villainous, and sympathetic.

First season: "Man, these Peacekeepers are hard-core fascist dicks."

Third season: "Man, these Peacekeepers are hard-core fascist dicks, as they probably should be."
Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (SgjGX)

SCORPIUS 2024

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (G546f)

340 Okay, I laughed. You know what at.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (bCLt0)

341 I learned a few weeks ago, the cops found film in the house where Tate and the others were murdered. The official story at the time was, it was Tate and Polanski in matrimonial embrace.

Turns out that wasn't true. It was Tate being filmed having sex with other men, and Polanski "directing" from off camera. There was evidence this was NOT consensual for Tate.

So yeah, that pig still breathing is an injustice that has gone unpunished for more than half a century.

It should have been him in that house. Him alone. Then the world would be a better place.
Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 12:04 PM (hku12)

286 I could go for tome Three Fingers tequila right now.

And THEN Cliff Booth and his dog kill all the hippie cultists

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (ifmtJ)

342 LOL PDT has retweeted a bunch of David Harris tweets/links to articles, including this one:

"Evidence has surfaced that indicates Barack Obama was the one running the Russian hoax."

Posted by: IrishEi at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (sGotD)

343 I think photo 7 of Dyan is from The Last of Sheila. If you haven't seen it you should. It's really good.
Posted by: Piano guys phone at May 04, 2020


*
*

Seconded and thirded. It is one of the finest murder mystery-puzzle movies ever made, and really has the Ellery Queen flavor, including a false solution followed by the true. Co-written by Stephen Sondheim and Anthony Perkins, of all people.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (rpbg1)

344 Yeah, and with the fact that Peter Daou was unequivocally demanding that Biden step down, I know exactly who put Tara up to this.

Hillary's probably been lining up this attack since Joe started to pull ahead of Harris, et. al.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 04, 2020 12:10 PM (5jaxN)

Yep. And despite the fact that she's 20+ years older than me, I have this terrible feeling she's going to outlive all of us. We will never know an earth without that bloated bag of evil wafting around as a constant never ending threat....

Posted by: Abiss at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (Y8DtA)

345 Yeah.

TOS was better.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, turns out lots of people give a damn! at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (4k/Uz)

346 That same episode where Picard tells the lady from the past how "we evolved to the point where we don't need money, everyone's needs are taken care of; now we all just work to better ourselves..." I thought that was just horeshit, because I remember plenty of times when money was mentioned before.....
Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (jjaLl)


I go back to my standard theory: after the events of ST6, the Federation elected a hard-left government which instituted every leftwing dream policy, including UBI. This was helped by the increasing availability of replicators, although I suspect that for the average person a replicator could only provide very basic staples which weren't as good as the real thing.

ST:TNG is basically what happens after eighty years of that. It's like trying to determine the state of the USSR based on a show set in on the the most advanced warship in the Soviet Navy, one specifically designed to impress people.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (SgjGX)

347 Aaaaand, we're done. New post above.

Posted by: BurtTC at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (hku12)

348 Kate Mulgrew's voice never gets less annoying, but Voyager does start to get a bit better once they enter the Borg story Arcs and Seven of Nine.

If you haven't watched Star Trek: Deep Space Nine you are missing out on some of the best in Trek. It starts off slow the first couple seasons - the Bajorans are whiny socialists and the Cardassians are kind of one dimensional at first- but once the Dominion War kicks off, Worf joins the cast and they get a Bad A#$ warship in the Defiant the stories get a lot more interesting.

I am one of the rare breed who are hard-core fans of both Star Trek and Star Wars.

Live long and Prosper,

May the Fourth be with you.

Posted by: justasheep at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (L9Eia)

349

Do you have any idea how many SciFi Con chubbies I nailed?! Almost as many as Haldeman!!!!!

I didn't get the bathtub full of green jello though ...

Posted by: D. Gerrold, Esq at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (5LFjM)

350 I'm here.
On a positive note: caught two more mice last night

On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

What is the hell is their rationale? Or do they even bother with one now?
Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (bCLt0)


The "rationale" is supposedly to "flatten the curve," which is another nonsensical term. But here's what I believe:

MA was supposed to open May 5. Then Baker extended the shutdown to May 18. Then he ordered the wearing of masks (and if they are so important, why weren't we wearing them in April? Why NOW?).

He is doing this in order to give cover to his already-made decision to extend the shutdown to the end of May. I guarantee it. The bastard RINO should swing.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (2JVJo)

351 Yet .....



*points to the Ferrengai*

Posted by: fixerupper at May 04, 2020 12:08 PM (nw6Hr)



Exactly!!!
*A Ferengi holds a large bar of trilithium, chuckling to himself, "Oh, man, I am going to have morals and empathy coming out of my fucking ass with this one!" *

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (jjaLl)

352 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (LvTSG)

Each generation degenerates further and further from bad ass booty pounders

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (ifmtJ)

353 338 Plus, the unaffiliated voters of America watch as the more than year long exercise in choosing a Democratic nominee gets tossed aside just to be crowned by an elite inner circle. I can't imagine that sitting well with them.

The alternative is having senile Bejing Biden explaining that 600,000 Americans have died from coronavirus, over 150 million Americans have been killed by gun violence in 2007, etc. for months on end.

Also, Biden's bootlicking of the Chinese Communist Party is going to turn into a huge, huge political issue, which wasn't anticipated when the Democratic establishment was pushing him as the nominee.
Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (I2/tG)

============

To me, it seems like no one could win the presidency for Democrats, so the fight is no longer about winning POTUS, but about something internal to the Democratic Party.

In which way can the current Establishment tighten control over the party?

I think it's to keep Biden, using his name and organization to weed out those who oppose the Establishment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (LvTSG)

354 Joanne Pflug.


Why is the P silent ?
Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (arJlL)






Pfor reasons....
Posted by: IllTemperedCur

I thought for SURE someone was gonna say "don't aim for the water" !

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (arJlL)

355 Donna, where are you located?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (QzF6i)

356 Dlithium Crystals, FTW.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (bCLt0)

357 I started out not setting any traps last night and then I heard a mouse under the jacuzzi again (the absolute nerve to come back to the same spot)so put a trap with peanut butter under the kitchen sink and also in the basement figuring at least they couldn;t drag the trap away. Both dead in t he traps. Veeery carefully picked up the traps with tongs and deposited in plastic bag and immediately in the trash. Only have one trap left........Have no desire to go to the store to be reviled for not wearing a mask or being forced to wear one violating my civil rights.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (QzF6i)
+++++++++++++
It's gross because fondling mouse corpses is no one's idea of a good time, but the traps *are* reusable. Wear rubber gloves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (hYcqw)

358 Yep. And despite the fact that she's 20+ years older than me, I have this terrible feeling she's going to outlive all of us. We will never know an earth without that bloated bag of evil wafting around as a constant never ending threat....

I'm tanned, rested, and ready!

Ready for 2020!

Posted by: The Hillmanator! at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (I2/tG)

359 294 Expecting much continuity in Star Trek is a fool's errand.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:00 PM (LvTSG)

The worst is killing Pike instead of making him a vegetable. Beep Beep motherfuckers indeed.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 04, 2020 12:06 PM (cJswI)


I lost interest in any more Star Treks when they exploded Vulcan.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (eA950)

360 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020


*
*

Seventy-five years, three of our generations, passed between them. Look how different our world is from 1945's.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (rpbg1)

361 352 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (LvTSG)

Each generation degenerates further and further from bad ass booty pounders
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo. Yes, you. at May 04, 2020 12:13 PM (ifmtJ)

==========

Until you get to the asexual time travelers of the 26th century.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (LvTSG)

362 Okay, since I am from the Kent State era. Remember, it's the Boomer time? So they were the same age as the kids that got shot and that was a wake up call. The second part is, while a lot of adults may have sided with the National Guard, there were some that were afraid it could be their kid that got shot. There was a least one guy killed that was not a dirty hippie, just a guy walking across campus.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (JKNZq)

363 @342

Of course he was, Storzk/Page even talked about it in one of their texts.


The idea that an op of this size, scope and reach would be done without the knowledge, direction and authorization of Obama beggars credulity.


Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 04, 2020 12:15 PM (NkeJ4)

364 Spartacus as McMurphy? Did he wear pants?
Posted by: Puddin Head at May 04, 2020 12:09 PM (QKjMn)
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Actually, there's a scene in the play where McMurphy rips off his bathrobe and he's wearing whale-print boxers. So, he was one of Us.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, USS Lone Fire at May 04, 2020 12:15 PM (4o2K3)

365 Near the beginning of Wrath of Khan, Spock

and Kirk are talking in a Starfleet HQ corridor when a custodian comes

by, waxing the floor. You mean to tell me that guy is cleaning floors

to better himself? WTF----
there's another episode of ST where they have the guy painting a wall wearing VR goggles and you see he's seeing that he's painting some sort of classical masterpiece.

Sure.
That's how you get the slaves--and everyone who doesn't make it to Starfleet would have to be largely a slave--to do the drudge work.


Posted by: RoyalOil at May 04, 2020 12:15 PM (aO8Gd)

366 360 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020

*
*

Seventy-five years, three of our generations, passed between them. Look how different our world is from 1945's.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (rpbg1)

============

It's not just that.

People don't even bicker in TNG like they did in TOS. Humanity has changed at the core. It's like they all went to Miranda from Serenity.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:15 PM (LvTSG)

367 I would enjoy watching Biden blow an aneurysm (not that way you gutter dwellers) on live TV.

Just sayin'.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:16 PM (d6mdH)

368 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (LvTSG)


Until they filmed "Generations", then the worlds collided..... (full disclosure, I can't remember the plot to that movie)

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at May 04, 2020 12:16 PM (jjaLl)

369 366

People don't even bicker in TNG like they did in TOS. Humanity has changed at the core. It's like they all went to Miranda from Serenity.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, back to random thoughts at May 04, 2020 12:15 PM (LvTSG)

And we know how THAT ended.

Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 12:16 PM (bCLt0)

370 Also, Biden's bootlicking of the Chinese Communist Party is going to
turn into a huge, huge political issue, which wasn't anticipated when
the Democratic establishment was pushing him as the nominee.
---

As opposed to all the other Democrats who aren't in bed with China?

Posted by: Methos at May 04, 2020 12:16 PM (kOpft)

371 200 The Kent State shootings shocked and traumatized a generation, even those that were small children or not even born and only heard about them many tears later later. In remembrance, flags should be flown at half mast, then taken down and burned.
Posted by: Ripley at May 04, 2020 11:44 AM (MxEKc)

Kent State was when a bunch of mouthy hippies got the mother of all dope slaps.
Posted by: Mary Poppins'


Didn't bother me none.
Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 11:51 AM (At/8G)

They couldn't have opened fire until the guns melted white hot on their mounts?

(Note to self: pelting National Guardsmen with rocks and taunting them is generally NOT a good idea.)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 04, 2020 12:16 PM (zqhdn)

372 There's a clear delineation between TOS and TNG. They're almost in different universes.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison,

That's how I consider them

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 04, 2020 12:17 PM (G546f)

373 On a negative note: I am dreading Wednesday when masks become mandatory. I am never going to escape MA hell.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:02 PM (QzF6i)

**hugs Sharon**

I know exactly how you feel, dear lady; I dread it, too. I'm trying to do as much shopping in NH as I can before they go completely nuts as well.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at May 04, 2020 12:05 PM (2JVJo)

Virtue signaling will save the world!

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 04, 2020 12:18 PM (NgKpN)

374 "Fo' Dead in O-Hi-O" is all I remember about it.
Posted by: tubal at May 04, 2020 11:54 AM (bCLt0)

I drove past Kent State playing that song.

Yeah, I know. I'm sick and depraved.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 04, 2020 12:18 PM (zqhdn)

375 sharon(willow's apprentice)

Can ya order more traps online ?

Ya might wanna figure out how they're getting in and take steps to prevent that.

Posted by: JT at May 04, 2020 12:20 PM (arJlL)

376 Veeery carefully picked up the traps with tongs and deposited in plastic bag and immediately in the trash. Only have one trap left........Have no desire to go to the store to be reviled for not wearing a mask or being forced to wear one violating my civil rights.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:11 PM (QzF6i)

You know, you can reuse mouse traps. Just pick up the trap by the end opposite the mouse, hold it over the toilet, and lift the bar with your other hand. Mouse plops into toilet. Since dead mice float, laying a sheet of toilet paper on the dead mouse helps in flushing it down.

Wear rubber gloves if you are squeamish.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 04, 2020 12:20 PM (LZcDP)

377 The second part is, while a lot of adults may have sided with the National Guard, there were some that were afraid it could be their kid that got shot.

Posted by: notsothoreau at May 04, 2020 12:14 PM (JKNZq)






Of course, that was exactly the emotional reaction the protesters and Weathermen were going for when they started shooting pistols at the National Guard just before the NGs returned fire.

Yeah, that shit got swept under the carpet because that photo of the kneeling fat chick wailing over a body was totally made for the front page.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 04, 2020 12:20 PM (EGyGV)

378 Captain Janeway was Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: Robert at May 04, 2020 12:20 PM (yZAsm)

379 Everybody needs to take today's date off their calendars, because Disney says they own it.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 04, 2020 12:21 PM (r+sAi)

380 As opposed to all the other Democrats who aren't in bed with China?

There are potential Democratic candidates with much less of a paper trail regarding China, and whose sons didn't take billion dollar bribes from Chinese state enterprises.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:21 PM (I2/tG)

381 Nood

Posted by: rickb223 at May 04, 2020 12:21 PM (At/8G)

382 Tara Reade will be used as the excuse to switch out the Dem's chosen candidate (Biden) for one who isn't suffering from dementia. Hard to explain how you chose Chance Gardner to be your candidate. They will delay as long as possible to keep Bernie from getting back into the race and prevent time for Trump to destroy the replacement with witty repartee.

Posted by: iandeal at May 04, 2020 12:21 PM (vgGyZ)

383 Single women seem to be a Leftist demographic. Which explains why I am still single. (Just no patience for that crap.)
***

Yep, the left figured out how to be the chief mean girl a while back and a lot of women just love to be the mean girl's subservient friend...


Posted by: 18-1 at May 04, 2020 12:22 PM (WdocV)

384 Star Trek - Terms of Service

Posted by: Chris M at May 04, 2020 12:23 PM (eAZVt)

385 >>I wish I could . The best I can do is tell you to look up Jon Stewart: Audacity of Grope.


Ace included it on one of his many Biden posts on either Thursday or Friday last week.

It appears at the bottom of a post with several tweets and links - just look for one that has a video you can play. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at May 04, 2020 12:24 PM (bDqIh)

386 Single women seem to be a Leftist demographic.

Single women usually view the government as their husband.

Married women usually view their husband as their husband.

Without single women (especially aging, bitter, cat-owning single women), the Democratic Party would be toast.

Posted by: The ARC of History! at May 04, 2020 12:24 PM (I2/tG)

387 Andromeda started well then went down hill rapidly.
Too bad. Lexa Doig is incandescently hot.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:25 PM (d6mdH)

388 37 >>Husband's business was just hit with a ransomware virus.


Fire your Network Security Officer.
Posted by: garrett at May 04, 2020 11:29 AM (Qn8OB)

What this guy said. Well, that and hoping that your husband's firm had some type of backups configured for your critical systems.

Please note that some firms actually paid the ransom and it ended up being that the information was wiped anyway. So basically:

DON'T PAY IT.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at May 04, 2020 12:29 PM (KXkkH)

389 (1) Even after seeing the frankly incredible double standards here, she still seems to be a die hard liberal Democrat. How can that be?
(2) Has any Democrat politician or celebrity denounced Biden or "stood up" for Tara Reade? There may have been one or two, maybe, at best IIRC.


This would be a great red-pill moment for Tara. But, maybe not. At the very least, she will know that the men she hangs out with can no longer be trusted.


(2) Peter Daou, who spends most of his time sucking Hillary's penis, has called for Biden to step down. But he's obviously got a conflict of interest here.

(3) Oh well, as an afterthought, if the presumed Republican nominee had done this while a politician, the Democrats would be howling incessantly in the press and media. Are any Republicans making some hay here or is everyone afraid to be "mean?
Posted by: RM at May 04, 2020 12:07 PM (U3LtS)


Well, at this point, their silence is good. Never interrupt an enemy while he is making a mistake. Trump actually has made some tepid pro-Biden comments along the lines of well, I know what it's like to be false accused of sexual misconduct.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 12:31 PM (eA950)

390

He's not vermin. He's pond scum.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020 11:39 AM (eA950)

=====
It's even worse than that. He's a Democrat.

*cue horses screaming ala Young Frankenstein*

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:34 PM (d6mdH)

391 Farscape was twisted, but they didn't leave any loose threads. Crichton tells an alien lass that she sort of reminds him of the girl back on earth who made a man out of him. A couple of seasons and a wormhole trip back home with an accidental time slip, and alien lass meets up with teenage Crichton. You won't believe what happens next.

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:35 PM (RXoXe)

392 ...arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser's mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

Remember when National Enquirer broke the John Edward's Love Child story? The editor / publisher of National Enquirer remarked something to the effect that 'All of our stories are carefully vetted by our legal team; a lot of rich and powerful people would love to sue us into oblivion."


I'll bet that that $750,000 offer was contingent upon the story being able to survive intense scrutiny...and it couldn't. That's the big difference here. The stories of the accusers of President Trump and of Justice Kavanaugh could not survive scrutiny; Tara Reade's accusation seems that it can.

Posted by: LCMS Rulz! at May 04, 2020 12:36 PM (17+9D)

393 Yep. And despite the fact that she's 20+ years older than me, I have this terrible feeling she's going to outlive all of us. We will never know an earth without that bloated bag of evil wafting around as a constant never ending threat....
Posted by: Abiss at May 04, 2020 12:12 PM (Y8DtA)
______________________________


There's an old medical expression:

GOMERs* never die, they just go to ground.


This describes HRC to a T!!!

(*Get Out of My Emergency Room)

Posted by: Anderson McFuckStick at May 04, 2020 12:36 PM (w9Wax)

394 Dylan Cannon picture 1 looks a lot like Tracy Spiridakos from Chicago PD.

Posted by: Downcast at May 04, 2020 12:37 PM (RXoXe)

395 Didn't Dyan Cannon play an alcoholic mom in 8 Heads in a dufflebag?

Posted by: Archer at May 04, 2020 12:39 PM (gmo/4)

396 Test

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:40 PM (QzF6i)

397 124 Gretchen Whitmer calls reopen activists "racists"

=======
Might as well have called them 'splunge'. They have precisely identical semantic content after decades of lying Democrats diluting the meaning of the word.

Posted by: Vlad the impaler,whittling away like mad at May 04, 2020 12:43 PM (d6mdH)

398
This was basically every TV show until about, oh, the 1980s where they got into long story arcs.

OK, maybe 'The Fugitive' is an exception.

Which is why I now prefer 8- or 10-episode miniseries to ongoing shows where the writers constantly have to come up with new stuff.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at May 04, 2020


*
*

I've seen a lot of the Fugitive episodes recently. The only arc part that carried over was Kimble's conviction, escape, and hunt for the one-armed man, which was covered in the intro to each episode. Each story thereafter was self-contained. You could come in at almost any point and understand what was going on.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at May 04, 2020 12:45 PM (rpbg1)

399 Don't know if anyone is still here but I had written a long post and almost ended up pasting the entire blog onto my post instead of the short quote from MP4.
Anyways, wanted to tell MP4 that I was thinking about him today and understand what he is going through because I am starting to feel the same way.
And thank you to the Horde, especially JT, for banter about my mouse problem.
Love you guys.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at May 04, 2020 12:47 PM (QzF6i)

400 Gonna make the orange chicken tomorrow

but with boneless thighs

will be 100% better

and more sauce

Posted by: REDACTED at May 04, 2020 12:51 PM (tQbpU)

401 "Well, at this point, their silence is good. Never interrupt an enemy while he is making a mistake"

True, and a valid point. I still think it would be nice for some R's to shake their heads sadly without rabble rousing, point out the hypocrisy, and communicate, "for shame".

Posted by: RM at May 04, 2020 12:59 PM (U3LtS)

402 Farscape is SO good.

Posted by: Fletch at May 04, 2020 01:01 PM (xhwIo)

403 I remember watching the series finale' and thinking to myself, YOU ASSHOLES AT SCIFI! YOU CAN'T END IT LIKE THIS!

Thank god they made the miniseries to wrap up the series properly.

Posted by: Fletch at May 04, 2020 01:05 PM (xhwIo)

404 Farscape was awesome, especially due to the puppetry. The only quibble I have with it is kind of a big one: the ending. Well, the last couple of seasons leading up to the horrible ending, honestly (why do shows always have to end with killing the best someone off?). Shows really shouldn't go beyond three seasons (and that's pushing it), even the good ones. Tell the story and get out while the gettin's good.

Even Korean dramas, which are pretty much limited to one season (thus why I watch them), have trouble telling a good story within a season. They lose steam about halfway through and then flounder around until the ending comes along and puts them out of their misery. These dramas fall prey to massive tropes and cliches, relying on them for drama, but failing miserably. Most of these stories could be told in less than ten episodes, but they get dragged on further and further. Even so, sometimes, it's still better than the dreck of American television. I've given up on most everything and tend to aimlessly watch Youtube videos. Maybe I'll even go back to reading books as my main entertainment.

Posted by: soulpile at May 04, 2020 01:29 PM (rwZk1)

405 Whoops, forgot this - Elliott Gould should have kept the beard.

Posted by: soulpile at May 04, 2020 01:33 PM (rwZk1)

406 Why aren't more people latching on to this and getting it out there...
L
isa Bloom
@LisaBloom
I believe you, Tara Reade.
You have people who remember you told them about this decades ago.
We know he is "handsy."

WE.KNOW.HE.IS.HANDSY ?!?! Admission and verification?

Posted by: Nopey the Nop'ey at May 04, 2020 01:39 PM (va1h9)

407
"there are *seven* seasons of ST:V and thought, nah, just forget it"

In the third or fourth season - the borg, species 8472 and the arrival of Seven of Nine - it becomes tolerable. Even interesting.

Janeway is still irritating. She is the definition of the "Mary Sue". Pretty sure her picture is there in the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: I R A Darth Aggie at May 04, 2020 03:20 PM (ZTZBG)

408 GiGi Edgely brought about an entirely new verb to my youthful days. I couldn't watch her on FARSCAPE and not ponder the physiological differences "other worlders" might possess.

Posted by: MantuaBill at May 04, 2020 03:33 PM (buBgM)

409 B & C & T & A . . .

Posted by: All I See Is T & A at May 04, 2020 06:07 PM (+nWCH)

410 There's nekid pics of Zhaan out there. Just sayin'.


"Is it a Russian thing, or do we have a mystery on our hands?

Posted by: Victor Tango Kilo at May 04, 2020 11:36 AM (17n5k)"
Was there vodka involved? No mystery.

Posted by: GWB at May 04, 2020 06:10 PM (p+uA1)

411 You would really like The Expanse

Posted by: Mivvis at May 04, 2020 07:43 PM (wYOY8)

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