How To Succeed At ONTing Without Really Trying

Guys, I found out today why we're in this mess:

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Silliness aside, lets see what's on the docket tonight.

Good Use Of Federal Power


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We Have The Freaks!



Hmmm. Lets check with Senator Vreenak:

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Yes, it's a fake, apparently these guys do a lot of this kind of stuff, inserting themselves to news stories, and it's an awfully good one. And when they find the burnt remnants of a Cardassian optolythic data rod which somehow miraculously survived the explosion, any imperfections in the forgery will appear to be a result of the explosion.

I can live with it.

(Quick Quiz: guess what my favorite DS9 episode is? Well, it's either that or “The Visitor “


Tales From The Lockdown Front


The Massive Trump Coronavirus Supply Effort that the Media Loves to Hate Trump is the only person for whom I've ever felt the old punchline is true. If he actually went out and walked on water, the headlines the next day really would be “Trump can't swim”.

‘Relapses Are Through The Roof, Overdoses Are Through The Roof’: How The Pandemic Is Upping Substance Abuse Mark my words: When all of this is said and done, we're going to have lost far more people due to the reaction to the Wuhan flu than from Covid19 itself. By a factor of 5, at least. Probably 10.

‘We Had To Lay Off Our Son’: American Businesses Are Doing Everything It Takes To Survive

And then what happened?



Doing what American entrepreneurship does best: adjusting to changing times and finding a way to thrive. I swear to OG, just once I would like to live in an America that was working properly the way the Founders intended, with minimal government and maximal personal responsibility. I can see why God doesn't allow it, however. People wouldn't want to leave for heaven when they died.

It’s OK to Say It: The Lockdown Was a Catastrophic Error Airquotes “Error”. It's working exactly as designed.

Fight erupts at Michigan Capitol protest

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Protesters who play Pokemon Go had the opportunity to catch a Pikachu that knows Full Auto. It's super effective


The New York Post Publishes Quite An Eclectic Range Of Stories

Video captures wild paint fight at Florida Home Depot If Florida residents are starting to act out, things are worse than we imagined.

NASA scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward Lucky bastards. In 30 years they'll be enjoying the 80s.


It's Not What You Do It's How You Do It

America’s most illegal record has been obliterated


The Cannonball Run record is now under 26 hours, New York to LA. That means an average speed of at least 107 MPH the entire way. Incredible.

Oh, and just for the record, The Lamborghini Countach in the opening credits of the movie could have walked away from the cops chasing them in that Firebird.


Ted Cruz As Transmission Fluid




The last one made my laugh.


Tonight's ONT brought to you by American ingenuity:


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Comments

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1 Once again?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

2 Thanks Weird Dave

Posted by: Muldoon at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (Fc5rx)

3 Top 10

Posted by: darles chickens at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (F7Xdn)

4 One again!

Posted by: Charles the Simple at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (HuH1F)

5 good evening

Posted by: wing at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (JFzNN)

6 Foiled again.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 22, 2020 10:00 PM (ylfKf)

7 Hey everybody.

Salad bar replaced with liquor bar?

I have sweet watercolor memories of the wing bar at my nearest Albertson's... sigh...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:01 PM (L2ZTs)

8 WD's clock is off.

Posted by: Traveling Man Who's Stuck At Home&&&& at May 22, 2020 10:01 PM (ylfKf)

9
Our response to the WuFlu: committing suicide to avoid being killed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 10:02 PM (mht8P)

10 Jeb! will never be President.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:03 PM (dOV9E)

11
Top 10!

*plumes immodestly*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 10:03 PM (mht8P)

12 Top 20!

Posted by: Dr. T at May 22, 2020 10:04 PM (pxDdN)

13 Found out today, my nearest Applebee's isn't doing well. It's on the verge of becoming an Apple used-to-bee's!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:05 PM (L2ZTs)

14

We secretly replaced the salad at the salad bar with booze. Let's see if anyone notices....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:05 PM (KKvzG)

15
Give it just a little more time
And Kung Flu will surely grow...


Ugh.

Oh, well.

Hi. Oh, look! It's a FOOT (the game is).

Posted by: mindful webworker - radically inclined
at May 22, 2020 10:05 PM (bd376)

16 Labrador puppies getting their first belly rub
https://youtu.be/hn8NF2yx7mU

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 10:06 PM (SfYbS)

17 That NASA article is total clickbait BS. They have no idea why there are outgoing neutrinos over Antarctic. The reporter just latched onto the most outrageous spit-balling and went with it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 10:06 PM (aOdFB)

18 "I'm really beginning to love these salads!"
"That's a bottle of rum."
"Yup, tasty tasty salad..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:06 PM (L2ZTs)

19 #LiquorBar

Great idea

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:07 PM (hYcqw)

20
Her Majesty and I went out for Tex-Mex tonight. 50% seating but otherwise normal. Very nice time out.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 10:07 PM (mht8P)

21 How desperate am I to go out to eat??

I'm actually craving calamari.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)

22 I've said since the beginning of this nonsense that the number of people who will commit suicide or die of substance abuse because the shutdown ruined them will dwarf the wildly inflated corona deaths by an order of magnitude (at least).

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 10:08 PM (SfYbS)

23 If he actually went out and walked on water, the headlines the next day really would be "Trump can't swim"

Soon, we'll get the "Trump puts doctors out of work one", I believe.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 10:09 PM (1vynn)

24 The county here is finally buckling. Letting restaurants go up to 50% capacity next week, bars and movie theaters can reopen.

Huzzah.

Posted by: Dr. T at May 22, 2020 10:09 PM (pxDdN)

25 Horde!

Does anyone want to respond to Polesucker's woofloo poll for me? At least I'm guessing it's from Polesucker, because the text referred to CO.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydh8nf2z


Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 22, 2020 10:10 PM (0ReGO)

26
Labrador puppies getting their first belly rub
https://youtu.be/hn8NF2yx7mU

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky


Husky puppies first time in snow:

https://youtu.be/qJ9xuTPj_Cg

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 10:11 PM (mht8P)

27 Top 30

Posted by: vmom 2020 at May 22, 2020 10:13 PM (G546f)

28 Yeah, a JEB Presidency would've been a screaming nightmare of oafish ineptitude.

Or in other words, compared to Obummer: "A Lighter Shade of Fail."



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 10:16 PM (QzJWU)

29 The Cannonball Run record is now under 26 hours

The coast-to-coast-to-coast record also got obliterated! They're still breaking them. They'll be the permanent record-holders once the Plandemic is over.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 10:16 PM (1554F)

30 That Twitter Tale about the Recruiting Office Staff Sergeant was great!

The ending was funny, the ending about now wanting coffee cake.

Thanks for that, WD. We need more humor 'in these trying times'. Humor like some gallows humor in Michigan and New York and California, but that's another story.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:17 PM (Y8PSl)

31 Yeah, a JEB Presidency would've been a screaming nightmare of oafish ineptitude.

Or in other words, compared to Obummer: "A Lighter Shade of Fail."



Jim



The Clap-Catch it!

Posted by: Miklosian Slogans PLC at May 22, 2020 10:18 PM (QzkSJ)

32 We secretly replaced the salad at the salad bar with booze. Let's see if anyone notices....

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:05 PM (KKvzG)


Oh, they noticed alright. 'How am I going to drink my vodka without my bleu cheese dressing mixer?'

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:20 PM (Y8PSl)

33 Is that Romuloid holding a Beta Capsule?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2020 10:21 PM (vuisn)

34 Sweater Puppies... https://tinyurl.com/yxevt52k

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2020 10:22 PM (l3+k2)

35 That NASA article is total clickbait BS. They have no idea why there are outgoing neutrinos over Antarctic. The reporter just latched onto the most outrageous spit-balling and went with it.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at May 22, 2020 10:06 PM (aOdFB)

Tend to agree. The neutrinos emerging from the Earth at south pole probably went into it at the north pole, and passed clean through unchanged. That's what neutrinos do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (posnU)

36 When all of this is said and done, we're going to have lost far more
people due to the reaction to the Wuhan flu than from Covid19 itself. By
a factor of 5, at least. Probably 10.

***

Remember when the left told us solitary confinement of terrorists was a crime against humanity?

And now apparently its just a normal thing you to do people who've committed no crime.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (WdocV)

37 It's astonishing that Rich Lowry and the NR wrote that PPE article. It is worth reading.

Not enough to make me trust the NR or subscribe to their rag again, but that was refreshing.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (hYcqw)

38 I made an actual dinner reservation for Sunday! Freedom is a Yang worship word. You will not speak it.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (dOV9E)

39 Found out today, my nearest Applebee's isn't doing well. It's on the verge of becoming an Apple used-to-bee's!!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:05 PM (L2ZTs)


BOO!!!


LoL!

BOO!!!!

Posted by: The Peanut Gallery at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (/LQkF)

40 How desperate am I to go out to eat??

I'm actually craving calamari.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:08 PM (L2ZTs)


You say that like craving calamari is a bad thing.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:24 PM (Y8PSl)

41 Jeb Bush, with hands a'clapping.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at May 22, 2020 10:24 PM (vuisn)

42 Went to WalMart today. The Corona bottles are getting smaller. 7 ounces.

WE'RE WINNING!

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 22, 2020 10:25 PM (ABuva)

43 Ace got ref'd in an American thinker piece! It's like this Smaht Military Blog is totes legit! (Scroll to bottom).
https://tinyurl.com/yaqkphcz

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (7Fj9P)

44 I don't get the Ted Cruz joke.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (posnU)

45 Good evening, Horde!

I've got a house party of 6 for the weekend!

Posted by: Ladyl at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (TdMsT)

46 Is politics off limits on ONT ?

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)

47 NASA scientists detect evidence of parallel universe where time runs backward Lucky bastards. In 30 years they'll be enjoying the 80s.
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Is that the universe where Obama has a goatee and isn't a spluttering clusterfuck of failure?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (WdocV)

48 "Found out today, my nearest Applebee's isn't doing well."

So Applemurderhornet's is ripping their heads off?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 22, 2020 10:27 PM (mwEWh)

49 46 Is politics off limits on ONT ?
Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (zr5Kq)


Not if you can make it funny.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:28 PM (dOV9E)

50 "Found out today, my nearest Applebee's isn't doing well."

***

Crappy food at ok-ish prices isn't selling any more?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:28 PM (WdocV)

51 "Is that the universe where Obama has a goatee and isn't a spluttering clusterfuck of failure?"

Same one where Michael O is actually Michelle O.

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 22, 2020 10:28 PM (mwEWh)

52 I made an actual dinner reservation for Sunday! Freedom is a Yang worship word. You will not speak it.
Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (dOV9E)
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That's really nice. I wish I could do that. I made fish tacos instead.

Posted by: bluebell at May 22, 2020 10:28 PM (/669Q)

53 I don't get the Ted Cruz joke.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:26 PM (posnU)


I'd give you the outline, but that would be telling.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2020 10:29 PM (WyVLE)

54 Woohoo! Top 539!

Evenin', Horde!

Anyone here ever purchased a hot tub? We're thinking of getting a simple plug n play model for our son to use after his surgery, but delivery times are about 2 months out. Is this normal for hot tubs?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 10:29 PM (CAJOC)

55 If Fapplebee's goes under, where will the Chemical Flouncipods migrate to in their lurkage?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (QzJWU)

56 Same one where Michael O is actually Michelle O.
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Not sure Mike would look more feminine with a goatee for the record.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (WdocV)

57 Because there is kind of an interesting case in the Land of Lincoln. It was so bad that (Barr's) Dept of Justice had to intervene : "Justice Department Backs Challenge To Illinois Stay-At-Home Order". Many from IL on here, so I thought that'd make' em happy.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (zr5Kq)

58 a neutrino is a snack chip, right?

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (iTXRQ)

59 If Fapplebee's goes under, where will the Chemical Flouncipods migrate to in their lurkage?

***

Aren't there a couple of dozen other chains that do the same thing?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (WdocV)

60 Once, when leaving an Applebees, my Dad told me "Every time I leave this place, I can't help but feel I just got fucked."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 10:31 PM (SfYbS)

61 AOP, let me gather my thoughts, maybe the briefest of silhouettes won't spoil the piece

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2020 10:31 PM (WyVLE)

62 "Found out today, my nearest Applebee's isn't doing well."
====================
You just found out today? One of my favorite memes is the 300 ripoff: "Tonight, we dine in hell!!!!" (Later that evening at Applebees...)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:31 PM (7Fj9P)

63 Horde!

Does anyone want to respond to Polesucker's woofloo poll for me? At least I'm guessing it's from Polesucker, because the text referred to CO.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/ydh8nf2z


Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 22, 2020 10:10 PM (0ReGO)
++++++++++++++
This is a terrible poll. And it's from MRG, which runs out of Stanford. I'd have expected better. Or at least more subtle.

Generally speaking, should every business that establishes safe social distancing protocols be allowed to open?
How about open regardless?

To help the economy, which is more important - re-opening society as swiftly as can safely be accomplished or having Congress pass another economic stimulus plan costing several trillion dollars?
That's a push question.

When it comes to federal spending, what worries you more - that Congress will spend too little helping people hurt by the shutdowns or that Congress will spend too much on projects having little to do with the shutdowns?
That's a push question.

In responding to the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government is spending more money than at any other time in American history. Should the government stop spending money on new programs immediately or provide additional financial support for businesses and individuals directly impacted by the shutdown?
That's a push question.

Should new federal spending be directed only to help those directly impacted by the shutdown, or should the federal government launch large new projects to restructure the economy?
That's a push question with no good answer.

Many celebrities and media personalities say that we're all in this together. Do they have any understanding of what most working Americans are going through at this time?
That's a push question.
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My assessment: conservative-leaning push poll.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:32 PM (hYcqw)

64 "Not sure Mike would look more feminine with a goatee for the record."

Though the dancing junk is the biggest hurdle to femininity...

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at May 22, 2020 10:32 PM (mwEWh)

65 We lost a local restaurant the other, White Pines Resort in White Pines Sate Park near Oregon IL. Owner had to declare bankruptcy.
Tried to sell stuff in the gift shop to repay deposits on canceled wedding and the freaking IL Conservation police/Nazis shut the sale down.
Asshoes!

Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2020 10:33 PM (yylD+)

66 Not if you can make it funny.
Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:28 PM (dOV9E)

Well, it is an unusual circumstance, in a sense that powers that be tried to screw the justice system, the people of the state and thought they'e get away with it as they always had. As per usual. But justice dept took notice and put them on notice.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:34 PM (zr5Kq)

67 Once, when leaving an Applebees, my Dad told me "Every time I leave this place, I can't help but feel I just got fucked."
___

No man, that's Starbucks.

Posted by: Frito Pendejo at May 22, 2020 10:34 PM (WdocV)

68 In all seriousness though, I really do feel sorry for mid and small sized towns that might have one or 2 legit restaurants, grocery stores, or clothing stores. Especially towns dependent on universities.
Those poor bastards are getting perma-fucked.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:34 PM (7Fj9P)

69 If Fapplebee's goes under, where will the Chemical Flouncipods migrate to in their lurkage?







Jim

Sunk New Dawn

Galveston, TX
Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 10:30 PM (QzJWU)


I don't like crottled greeps, and I never order them, even during the BOGO offers and bottomless yuca bowls.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2020 10:34 PM (WyVLE)

70 Thanks for the holiday weekend kickoff ONT WD. A fine job indeed.

Posted by: zeera Moron Author at May 22, 2020 10:35 PM (zUdXR)

71 Evening.

So I stop for the evening, skim AoS and...and...he...he said it! Biden actually said it! That thing that was never supposed to be said out loud, much less by whitey.

Oh my fucking GAAAWWWD!!!!

He really isn't going to be the nominee.

Oh no.

I'm this...*THIS*...close to being willing to bet money on it. And I freaking hate gambling.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 10:36 PM (wn8CI)

72 Many celebrities and media personalities say that we're all in this
together. Do they have any understanding of what most working Americans
are going through at this time?

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Hey, I'm like totally not getting any new endorsements. You don't know how hard this is for me. I spent like, an hour in the hot tub crying while Maria brought me vegan mocktails.


I was so depressed I almost cancelled my peddie!


Posted by: Your Average Celebrity at May 22, 2020 10:37 PM (WdocV)

73 42 Went to WalMart today. The Corona bottles are getting smaller. 7 ounces.

WE'RE WINNING!
Posted by: Richard McEnroe at May 22, 2020 10:25 PM (ABuva)

Coronitas.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 10:37 PM (wn8CI)

74 In Applebees defense, their various fruit-flavored Long Island ice teas taste amazing and will get you fucked up. You'll be hitting on those newly single Karens in no time.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 10:37 PM (SfYbS)

75 Wow, Joe, I wasn't expecting a detailed report! I'll offer you a beer to be collected... uh, sometime...

(also, not shocked at how the questions are written)

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at May 22, 2020 10:37 PM (0ReGO)

76 That Arby's news segment was hilarious.

I'm wondering whether that reporter is Joe Garagiola's son. He looks like him.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at May 22, 2020 10:37 PM (2uhix)

77 Huh. This one is new on me. Saw a comment on another website that the reason for the PPE shortages and the depleted stockpile is that the Tea Party refused to fund its restocking.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:38 PM (hYcqw)

78 67 Once, when leaving an Applebees, my Dad told me "Every time I leave this place, I can't help but feel I just got fucked."
___

No man, that's Starbucks.
Posted by: Frito Pendejo at May 22, 2020 10:34 PM (WdocV)


That's every bathhouse that Rahm and I ever visited.

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 22, 2020 10:39 PM (dOV9E)

79 Aldies' been great during this time. The people who work there. No asshoes.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:39 PM (zr5Kq)

80 Anyone here ever purchased a hot tub? We're thinking of getting a simple plug n play model for our son to use after his surgery, but delivery times are about 2 months out. Is this normal for hot tubs?
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They are a petri dish of bacteria, even if well maintained. And a waste of space. Don't even think about having sex in one, even though you have already.
Do not endorse,

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:39 PM (7Fj9P)

81 "Oh, and just for the record, The Lamborghini Countach in the opening credits of the movie could have walked away from the cops chasing them in that Firebird."

I remember noticing that the engine sounds make it sound a lot faster than it's really going.

Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 10:40 PM (6XZdO)

82 You'll be hitting on those newly single Karens in no time.
***

What is the best pickup line for a Karen?

Hey baby, that mask bring out the hate in your eyes


or

Hey honey my love for you is like a dry hacking cough, I just can't hold it in.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)

83 "Oh, and just for the record, The Lamborghini Countach in the opening credits of the movie could have walked away from the cops chasing them in that Firebird."

I remember noticing that the engine sounds make it sound a lot faster than it's really going.
Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 10:40 PM (6XZdO)
++++++++++++
And you'll be undone by "reverse." Backing a Countach is to flirt with disaster.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:41 PM (hYcqw)

84 54 Anyone here ever purchased a hot tub?

Ugh. Yes. Years and years ago.

We're thinking of getting a simple plug n play model for our son to use after his surgery, but delivery times are about 2 months out. Is this normal for hot tubs?
Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 10:29 PM (CAJOC)


No idea. But keep it as small as you can, to serve the purpose, and prepare for some very large bills from whatever provider is selling you the energy to heat it.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:41 PM (dOV9E)

85 That's a great Army story. Sometimes the big fish in a small pond need to be reminded that their pond is small.

Posted by: pookysgirl, listening to a midget and carrot yelling at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (XKZwp)

86 They are a petri dish of bacteria, even if well maintained. And a waste
of space. Don't even think about having sex in one, even though you have
already.

***

They do get gross if you don't keep them clean but I'm gonna have to disagree with you on that latter part...

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (WdocV)

87 They are a petri dish of bacteria, even if well maintained. And a waste of space. Don't even think about having sex in one, even though you have already.
Do not endorse,
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:39 PM (7Fj9P)

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Have sex in one? Not an issue. I'm married, you see....

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (CAJOC)

88 You'll be hitting on those newly single Karens in no time.
=========================
I'll have another Long Island Regret, please.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (7Fj9P)

89 Hey baby, that mask bring out the hate in your eyes

or

Hey honey my love for you is like a dry hacking cough, I just can't hold it in.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)
+++++++++++++++
Hey baby, I'm really turned on by aggressive bitchy women who harangue strangers. Wanna go out?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (hYcqw)

90 >Biden actually said it! That thing that was never supposed to be said out loud, much less by whitey.



did I miss something

Posted by: DB- just DB. at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (iTXRQ)

91 After being unhappily married to a Karen for a few years, you'll get to meet her attorney... Ken.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:42 PM (L2ZTs)

92 I haven't seen inside a Costco for months now. Many other stores too. Drove by Walmart recently in an area I considered sane, sign size of a dirigible about mandatory masks. People going in and out with masks on. I kept on going. Sayonara.

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (zr5Kq)

93 80 Anyone here ever purchased a hot tub? We're thinking of getting a simple plug n play model for our son to use after his surgery, but delivery times are about 2 months out. Is this normal for hot tubs?
===============
They are a petri dish of bacteria, even if well maintained. And a waste of space. Don't even think about having sex in one, even though you have already.
Do not endorse,
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:39 PM (7Fj9P)

Don't listen to this guy, he's an asshole.

We heartily endorse hot tubs!

Posted by: Bacteria and assorted pneumococca at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (wn8CI)

94 After being unhappily married to a Karen for a few years, you'll get to meet her attorney... Ken.
***

*Marrying* a Karen is a rookie mistake.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (WdocV)

95 I think I actually saw a Karen in the wild today!

It was in line at the CVS drive-thru pharmacy. The woman ahead of me was older, had the hairstyle, was driving a Prius C, and wildly/angrily gesticulating at the pharmacist, as well as grabbing sheets of paper from her, before taking off in a huff.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (L2ZTs)

96 Someone want to explain the Cruz Motor oil tweet for me?

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (2DOZq)

97 Hertz is filing for bankruptcy.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (wiXsO)

98 What is the best pickup line for a Karen?

Posted by: 18-1

This alcohol is making you seem less dumpy and unappealing...

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (SfYbS)

99 did I miss something
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Biden went from being a ra*ist with a P to a ra*ist with a C.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (WdocV)

100 Still cold, windy, and rainy here. I had to pump out my rainwater cistern today; it was brim-full. Got out the little 2" gasoline pump that I have had for a few years, put fuel in it, and hooked up the suction and discharge hoses. Went to start it. Would.Not.Turn. At all. Took the discharge pipe off the top. Oooh, it's all rusty in there. I took the recoil starter off the engine, and shoved big screwdriver through slots on the starter cup. It broke free pretty easily, and I pulled it through a couple of revolutions.

Put it all back together, stuck a big funnel in the priming hole, and filled it up with water. Forgot to open the fuel valve. Open fuel valve, close choke. It starts up. I pour more water into the funnel. That gets it primed, alright. Suddenly, there's a big conical fountain of water, as high as the eaves on the house, raining down all over me. I got soaked. Did I mention it was windy and cold, yet? Shut down the pump, put plug back in primer hole, start pump again. That little Chinese copy of a Honda engine actually is very easy to start, I will give it that. After a few seconds running, it got its prime again, and the discharge hose filled up, and began discharging water into the small pool already there by the driveway from the rainfall.

I let it run until the intake hose began sucking air, and shut off the fuel valve, and let it run itself out of gas. Went inside, changed into dry clothes, and came out, and put everything away again.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (MyUQo)

101 If the gp can be believed looks like Karen whitmer might have a Cuomo type scandal brewin with that nursing home beat down.

Posted by: Pliney at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (nzKWW)

102 redridinghood: Ouch that Hertz!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:44 PM (L2ZTs)

103 Hertz is filing for bankruptcy.


they sucked

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:45 PM (zr5Kq)

104 If the gp can be believed looks like Karen whitmer might have a Cuomo type scandal brewin with that nursing home beat down.
***

The Dem governors killing old people stuff is just like Obama with vets - easier to get re-elected when you kill off the people that vote against you.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:45 PM (WdocV)

105 Is it ok to go OT yet?

Posted by: Pete Seria at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (7ZQe3)

106 Hertz is filing for bankruptcy.


____

For the record that is fake news. I am still solvent.

Posted by: Dick Hertz at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (WdocV)

107 Marrying a Karen is supposed to be prevented by that "If anyone here should object" ritual at the wedding.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dOV9E)

108 106 For the record that is fake news. I am still solvent.
Posted by: Dick Hertz at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (WdocV)


Who are you?

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dOV9E)

109 Is it ok to go OT yet?
***

Only AoS prime members can go OT before lace wigs, average Joe or MUMR posts something.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (WdocV)

110 I hear Gretchen had to really glop the shiny skin tone paint onto her face this morning to cover up the bloody black eye she took from the Michigan court over the 77-year-old barber.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (L2ZTs)

111 Someone want to explain the Cruz Motor oil tweet for me?
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:43 PM (2DOZq)
++++++++++
It's weird as hell. I am guessing there is some larger meme at play. It is side-by-side pictures of a bottle of transmission fluid and picture of Ted Cruz where he looks "similar."

For example, a red bottle of ATF with black lettering paired with a side view of Cruz in a red polo shirt and a black belt.

Etc.

I don't get it. I mean, I get what they're going for, I just don't get why it's funny.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (hYcqw)

112 I think I actually saw a Karen in the wild today!





Marlon can wrestle that one his own damn self.

Posted by: Jim Fowler at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (QzkSJ)

113 I'm surprised that an airline hasn't filed for bankruptcy yet.

Or Massage Envy.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (2DOZq)

114 Kilroy, I think Massage Envy is where Karens go to socialize, stragize and regroup... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:48 PM (L2ZTs)

115 Marrying a Karen is supposed to be prevented by that "If anyone here should object" ritual at the wedding.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 10:46 PM (dOV9E)


If you do pipe up in a vain attempt to save the groom, the bridesmaids Karens drown you out with a chorus of 'HOW DARE YOU!'

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:48 PM (Y8PSl)

116 stuck a big funnel in the priming hole




Every 13 year old boy knows that.

Posted by: post-adolescent Miklos at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (QzkSJ)

117 112-

1-800-228-9800

Posted by: DBCooper at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (y1Mvi)

118 Remember when the left told us solitary confinement of terrorists was a crime against humanity?

And now apparently its just a normal thing you to do people who've committed no crime.
Posted by: 18-1 a


That woman in Lansing has extended house arrest until June 12. The things i enjoy doing have been taken away from me, and I don't see much hope for it all getting back to normal. I predicted that Der Fuhreress wouldn't want to give up power and I was right.

When they do start to slowly open things up, we're going to be required to wear masks and have drool and sweat covering half our faces. There's something to look forward to.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (+lVUW)

119 Anyone here ever purchased a hot tub? We're thinking of getting a simple plug n play model for our son to use after his surgery, but delivery times are about 2 months out. Is this normal for hot tubs?

We put a circulating tub in one of the bathrooms. Has a heater, too.
Can use it as a regular tub, or turn on the jets.

Posted by: MarkY at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (KaJLN)

120 I got a Reiki "massage" once. It was the damnedest thing. They don't actually touch you.


I mean the woman was nice and all....but it was weird as hell. I was pretty sure a bunch of cloak clad cultists were going to come out at one point.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (WdocV)

121 If someone is white and they vote for Biden, does that make them black?

Posted by: davidt at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (l3+k2)

122 If you do pipe up in a vain attempt to save the groom, the bridesmaids Karens drown you out with a chorus of 'HOW DARE YOU!'
Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:48 PM (Y8PSl)

Those fucking bitches, that's MY LINE!

Posted by: Greta Thunburg at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (wn8CI)

123 Went inside, changed into dry clothes, and came out, and put everything away again.
=====================
*sniff* That's...beautiful man. I just...can't.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (7Fj9P)

124 I'm surprised that an airline hasn't filed for bankruptcy yet.

Or Massage Envy.
Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (2DOZq)
*********
2 weeks

Posted by: redridinghood at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (wiXsO)

125 They are a petri dish of bacteria, even if well maintained. And a waste of space. Don't even think about having sex in one, even though you have already.
Do not endorse,



Disagree on all counts. Having a hot tub on a porch overlooking an estuary really took the sting out of being recently separated.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (gd9RK)

126 The Dem governors killing old people stuff is just
like Obama with vets - easier to get re-elected when you kill off the
people that vote against you.
Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:45 PM (WdocV)


Meh - people believe what they want to believe. Everybody wants to think this is the "bridge too far" that leads to sanity.

It ain't. Hell - a President got elected twice talking about giving grammie the pill.

Plenty of old fucks voted for Obama, even after he said it.

Posted by: I Have No Party at May 22, 2020 10:50 PM (+6Loh)

127 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 10:47 PM (hYcqw)

Okay thanks . I only looked at the ONT picture. I noticed the matching color scheme but thought surely that can't be the joke.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:51 PM (2DOZq)

128 So what's the list of CV19 business fatalities so far?

- JCPenney
- Pier 1 Imports
- Cheesecake Factory (teetering on the precipice)
- Souplantation
- Hertz
- Countless mom & pop businesses

...others?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)

129 The things i enjoy doing have been taken away from me, and I don't see much hope for it all getting back to normal.
***


That's their plan. Isolate and terrorize people. Something every good cult knows all about doing.


I'd rather take my chances with Wuhan Flu then what we've been reduced to (I live in a blue state as well).

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:51 PM (WdocV)

130 Or Massage Envy.
=================
They'll reopen. With the Happy Ending Special on the board.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (7Fj9P)

131 When they do start to slowly open things up, we're going to be required to wear masks and have drool and sweat covering half our faces. There's something to look forward to.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2020 10:49 PM (+lVUW)


If you wear eye glasses, count on having foggy glasses, too. It's so much fun shopping with foggy glasses. That's how I ended up with an instant pudding box instead of the cook it kind.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (Y8PSl)

132 Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 10:29 PM (CAJOC)

We have one and as long as you keep the water properly treated, change and clean the filters on schedule its worth every penny. Ours is about 500 gallons and I change the water every 6 months.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (NZbXf)

133 JC Penney is going down?!?

Goddammit!

I like their Arizona jeans.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (wn8CI)

134 Brave Sir Robin: "Happy Ending Special, Al Gore Style" is the phrase that pays.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (L2ZTs)

135 They'll reopen. With the Happy Ending Special on the board.
***

I've seen that people that work at the local Massage Envy and I'll pass thank you very much.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:53 PM (WdocV)

136 I'd give you the outline, but that would be telling.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 22, 2020 10:29 PM (WyVLE)

You mean, that's it? That the outline of his profile kinda-sorta looks like a quart oil bottle? That could be said of most everybody, except maybe Jerry Nadler and
Stacey Abrams. They look more like those old kerosene road flares.

Gee, that's lame.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:53 PM (MyUQo)

137 Sauna > Hot Tub

Posted by: runner at May 22, 2020 10:53 PM (zr5Kq)

138 What is the best pickup line for a Karen?

Hey baby, that mask bring out the hate in your eyes


or

Hey honey my love for you is like a dry hacking cough, I just can't hold it in.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:41 PM (WdocV)


Oh baby would I love you snitch all over me
or
How'd you like to "talk" to my manager? (points to schwanz)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:53 PM (lWMtF)

139 How'd you like to "talk" to my manager? (points to schwanz)
***

ROTFLMAO

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:54 PM (WdocV)

140 Sauna > Hot Tub
___

Bathhouse > Sauna > Hot Tub

Posted by: Barack Obama at May 22, 2020 10:54 PM (WdocV)

141 So what's the list of CV19 business fatalities so far?



- JCPenney

- Pier 1 Imports

- Cheesecake Factory (teetering on the precipice)

- Souplantation

- Hertz

- Countless mom pop businesses



...others?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:51 PM (L2ZTs)


Neiman Marcus and J Crew have filed bankruptcy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:54 PM (lWMtF)

142 At the grocery store they had a huge display of small bottles of hand sanitizer for $11.99 each with a sign that said NO LIMITS. No takers, either.

Posted by: JuJuBee at May 22, 2020 10:54 PM (COzlW)

143 I'm pretty sure JC Penney and Pier 1 were cooked before Kung Flu. I think Steak and Shake are done, too. Macy's probably got the throat punch too, but were already circling the drain. J Crew and Nieman Marcus are done as well.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (7Fj9P)

144 I was thinking of getting one of those 12 foot round "quick set" pools for my back yard again this summer. We probably won't be going to any public pools, so why not? I can float in the middle with my eyes closed, and pretend I'm in a much bigger pool.

Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (6XZdO)

145 TQM, thanks!

I still don't know how Bloomingdales and Macys stay afloat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)

146 BraveSirRobin, agreed about JCP and Pier 1. A lot of these businesses were already half dead well before CV19.

Steak and Shake I'm a little upset about. They FINALLY came to SoCal and were delicious, and now they've gotta go away. Sigh!

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:56 PM (L2ZTs)

147 Remember when the left was claiming that because more people have died from Wuhan Flu then died in Vietnam Trump should be impeached or something? We've spent more money on lockdowns/destroying the economy then WWII cost ~$4T

Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:56 PM (WdocV)

148 And Sears?

What deal with the devil did Eddie Lambert make to keep it afloat thru all this bullshit?

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 10:56 PM (wn8CI)

149 Neiman Marcus and J Crew have filed bankruptcy
Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:54 PM (lWMtF)

I am betting none of these corporations made sufficiently big contributions to the Dems!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (6wiwL)

150 Or Massage Envy.
=================
They'll reopen. With the Happy Ending Special on the board.
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:52 PM (7Fj9P)

Actually I thought they were on the edge prior to the China Flu because of the unwanted Happy Ending lawsuits . ( is it still called a happy ending when it's a female customer?)

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (2DOZq)

151 I'm pretty sure JC Penney and Pier 1 were cooked
before Kung Flu. I think Steak and Shake are done, too. Macy's probably
got the throat punch too, but were already circling the drain. J Crew
and Nieman Marcus are done as well.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (7Fj9P)

Steak and Shake is closing a few stores around where I lie. 4 I think, leaving only the two busiest still open.

Posted by: down with putzkizzer! at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (/LQkF)

152 Robert, I think it involved selling his soul to the devil... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (L2ZTs)

153 DOJ warns Los Angeles, Illinois of possible illegality of stay-at-home orders

In a letter to Los Angeles officials, Assistant Attorney General Eric
Dreiband said their recent comments suggesting that stay-at-home
ordersmay stay in place longer "may be both arbitrary and unlawful."
The Justice Department also said that Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's
"sweeping limitations" on Illinois residents raise constitutional
concerns.




Just arrest the POSs and then go after Dykefoot in Chicago because she's worse than Jabba. He's starting to backpedal but she said no end to the lock down

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (lWMtF)

154 I apologize.

There, that covers it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (COzlW)

155 The wife is pissed her church won't challenge Jackass Murphy over the right to congregate. Told her she needs to understand that her congregation is a flock of sheep, not a company of marines.

Gonna be a long weekend.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 22, 2020 10:58 PM (WQZ1O)

156 Happy Ending lawsuit?

This sounds like sexiness was somehow involved.

Posted by: Robert at May 22, 2020 10:58 PM (wn8CI)

157 V
theres my missing v.
Live, not lie.

Posted by: down with putzkizzer! at May 22, 2020 10:58 PM (/LQkF)

158 Saunas in Germany and Holland. Hot naked Scandi-curious chicks. You look at them but you don't talk to them.

They don't pretend to be your friend and there's no awful dance music. It's basically perfect.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 10:59 PM (gd9RK)

159 Parents had a hot tub out on their porch for 35 yrs. we used all the time after skiing... and prom... and... Needless to say they finally had it removed. My brother and I had a moment of reflection and mourned the loss. When we were in high school we called it the twat tub.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 22, 2020 10:59 PM (DjiZK)

160 I've seen that people that work at the local Massage Envy and I'll pass thank you very much.
===================
Can you feel the diff between Stacy Abram's and Kate Upton's hands?? Close your eyes, man. (Or so I've been told...)

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (7Fj9P)

161 What about Korvette's? I sure hope they don't go under. My sister buys all my underwear there

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (COzlW)

162 I apologize.

There, that covers it.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (COzlW)


Like with a pillow?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (6wiwL)

163 Quilter's, by high school I bet that mostly wasn't water in the tub anymore... :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

164 It wouldn't surprise me to see a lot of small businesses like restaurants and taverns go into bankruptcy to escape their debt burden caused by the lockdown. And then have some "angel" buy stock and fixtures at the dispersal sale, and "hire" the former owners to manage them under new names.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (MyUQo)

165 I still don't know how Bloomingdales and Macys stay afloat.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (L2ZTs)


Macys is pretty much finished. There are a number of malls in this area that have 4 anchor stores. Macys, JC Penneys, Sears and Carsons. Carsons already went under although it's back as an online business and reopened one store in Evergreen Park IL which was a horrible location to do that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (lWMtF)

166 Supposedly places like Zumiez and Aeropostale are all the rage with the kids these days.

Which surprises me. I would guess they do almost all their shopping, even for clothes, online.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:01 PM (L2ZTs)

167 >>Parents had a hot tub out on their porch for 35 yrs. we used all the time after skiing... and prom... and... Needless to say they finally had it removed. My brother and I had a moment of reflection and mourned the loss. When we were in high school we called it the twat tub.



Raises Glass for the Twat Tub.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 11:01 PM (D+PDx)

168 TQM, I never heard of Carsons. Sorry.
I know all the rest of those however. About 10 years ago Forever 21 started becoming a major mall hub.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:02 PM (L2ZTs)

169 Wow! I've never seen anything remotely close to that paint fight at my home depot.

Posted by: Floridachick at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (EbFgK)

170 Remember when the left was claiming that because more people have died from Wuhan Flu then died in Vietnam Trump should be impeached or something? We've spent more money on lockdowns/destroying the economy then WWII cost ~$4T
Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 10:56 PM (WdocV)
+++++++++++++
That's not an entirely fair way of looking at it.

I agree with you on the self-induced economic collapse, but this isn't the argument I would make. Let's do some rounding and say we $4T. Before the recession we've caused, that was a whopping 18.7% of GDP (G-d only knows how much that will be at the depths of what's coming).

WWII in its final year cost 37.5% of GDP. So we only spent half as much (equivalently) than the final year of WWII. Of course, we didn't defeat globe-spanning empires with the money - we used it to destroy our own economy and society. One lone, single, tarnished red cent would have been too much.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (hYcqw)

171 >>Quilter's, by high school I bet that mostly wasn't water in the tub anymore... :-


Probably could have hooked up a portable welder, sent an arc through it and won your Science Fair.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (Kue/z)

172 I was on a town hall phone call with my Federal representative, Xochtl Torres-Small last night. I went off on her and the toady state department heads. They were so condenscending towards the guy before me, who was worried about the small businesses in his area. He asked why they couldn't open the counties in NM that don't have hardly any cases or deaths, and just told him our Gov, Lujan-Grisham, had decided the whole state needed to stay just the same until whatever it is their stupid gateway thing is.
I told them we are not children, and should be able to decide for ourselves if we want to wear the masks, and they are killing businesses, and they get paychecks, but a lot of people out in the real world aren't.
I got a little shrill I think, but I am so tired of this crap, I really let a lot of frustration out.
when Torres-Small started to answer, her voice was really shaky. I don't think she is used to someone who is not afraid to blast her and her stupid ideas.

Posted by: alamogordo at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (x4eOM)

173 144 I was thinking of getting one of those 12 foot round "quick set" pools for my back yard again this summer. We probably won't be going to any public pools, so why not? I can float in the middle with my eyes closed, and pretend I'm in a much bigger pool.
Posted by: Chris M at May 22, 2020 10:55 PM (6XZdO)

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

We've got a 15 ft that's going up probably next weekend. Plenty big for just floatin' and relaxin'.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (CAJOC)

174 I apologize.
There, that covers it.
Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 10:57 PM (COzlW)


Those are two perfectly coherent English sentences. In a row. Obviously not the real Joe Biden.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 22, 2020 11:04 PM (qc+VF)

175 Probably could have hooked up a portable welder, sent an arc through it and won your Science Fair.
Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (Kue/z)

Aha! The Urea experiment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:04 PM (MyUQo)

176 "Los Angeles, IL,"? REALLY?

73 yrs old, life-long Midwest resident, &... never heard of it!

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (Cssks)

177 Those are two perfectly coherent English sentences. In a row. Obviously not the real Joe Biden.
___

I'm gonna take that guy out back. I'm gonna kick the shit out of this Joe Biden asshole.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (WdocV)

178

I really pray that all of those affected by the lock downs somehow some way get their jobs/businesses back or things work out for them. I've been working at home for months now and haven't really been affected, but in January 2008 was laid off just as the financial crisis hit. Working in the investment industry and trying to get interviews with companies that are laying people off was brutal. That was pure hell and wouldn't wish anyone to go through that. Well maybe the government slugs. That ought to know what it's like to have to hustle to get a real job

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (lWMtF)

179 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:00 PM (L2ZTs)

Our mom was a chemist and always gave us a side eye when the Ph was off.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (DjiZK)

180 So I stop for the evening, skim AoS and...and...he...he said it! Biden actually said it! That thing that was never supposed to be said out loud, much less by whitey.

Oh my fucking GAAAWWWD!!!!

He really isn't going to be the nominee.

Oh no.

I'm this...*THIS*...close to being willing to bet money on it. And I freaking hate gambling.
Posted by: Robert


Also he said that he was going to beat Joe Biden. Dr. Jill should be ashamed for allowing this to go on. Don't get me wrong. I want him to get the nomination because I think he'll be easier to beat than Cuomo. I also want Tank to be the VP nomination.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (+lVUW)

181 0 hz?

nope.

$0 hz.


Maybe they could ask O.J. to cut 'em a loan?



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 11:05 PM (QzJWU)

182 They look more like those old kerosene road flares.

Gee, that's lame.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
------

Heh. From time to time, you would see one that had been knocked over, and had set a small pool of melted asphalt afire. My dad, I recollect, called them 'flambeaux'.

They were always sooty, and oily from leaked kerosene. I had one around for a while, but haven't seen it in years.

There is, of course, a YouTube vid. This one seems to have lost its snuffer/cap, which was attached with a bit of sash chain. https://tinyurl.com/y8p2zt3b

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 11:06 PM (830x5)

183 Quilter, LOL.

"And per my microscopic analysis, that's not actually water, it's... OH MY GOD!!!!!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

184 Working in the investment industry and trying to get interviews with companies that are laying people off was brutal.

***

I've got a lot of lefty leaning acquaintances in my circle all "working from home". I've tried very hard to get them to understand not everyone gets paid for two zooms and a nap a day but it is like teaching a dog to play piano.


Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 11:07 PM (WdocV)

185 About 10 years ago Forever 21 started becoming a major mall hub.
=================
They're done too. That place was odd: as I have a wife and 2 teen daughters, I went in there for a month or two one day. It was like a Euro Goodwill, where everything was made in Chynah.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:07 PM (7Fj9P)

186 Way to go alamogordo!!! I cant imagine living under a blue state tyranny.....

Wait... I am in so fl....(sigh)

Posted by: Floridachick at May 22, 2020 11:08 PM (EbFgK)

187 In my part of Texas, nobody except people over 70 and Store Employees who've been ordered to are even bothering to wear masks anymore. The bullshit is over.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 11:08 PM (V2Yro)

188 Brave Sir, Forever 21 always struck me as plastic clothes for plastic people.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:08 PM (L2ZTs)

189 When they do start to slowly open things up, we're going to be required to wear masks and have drool and sweat covering half our faces. There's something to look forward to.

Workers and customers alike are half-assing it more and more here. The lesson I'm beginning to see is that we have the rights that we take. They aren't going to just give them back.

Posted by: t-bird at May 22, 2020 11:08 PM (MUTE3)

190 I drove to a retail area in my city to pick up bird seed at Wild Birds Unlimited.

The number of empty store fronts with for lease signs was staggering.

The Chinese and the left have brought this country to its knees.

I am sickened.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 22, 2020 11:09 PM (TdMsT)

191 172 Alamogordo

Yes, you're probably correct! They're not used to OUR resistance, are they?

Claire Chase for Congress! The ultimate solution to the Torres-Small problem!

Chase is the berries! I think she'll clean that leftwing midget's clock! Truly!

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (Cssks)

192 18-1, LOL.

"Well if they can't work, why can't they just ask Daddy to increase the trust fund??" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (L2ZTs)

193 You black people sure are getting uppity when I get jiggy with it.

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (COzlW)

194 I've got a lot of lefty leaning acquaintances in my
circle all "working from home". I've tried very hard to get them to
understand not everyone gets paid for two zooms and a nap a day but it
is like teaching a dog to play piano.






Posted by: 18-1 at May 22, 2020 11:07 PM


I've been working more at home than when I was in the office. No distractions, lose track of time, able to maintain concentration. It's not unusual for me to unintentionally log 10-11 hour days.

Posted by: Bert G (has a new podcast episode) at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (OMsf+)

195 There is, of course, a YouTube vid. This one seems to have lost its snuffer/cap, which was attached with a bit of sash chain. https://tinyurl.com/y8p2zt3b
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 11:06 PM (830x5)

I think I have, somewhere, a metal box containing three of them. They used to be required equipment on trucks larger than pickups. Superseded by the reflective safety triangles.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (MyUQo)

196 >>I am sickened.


Did you have the Chicken or the Fish?

Posted by: Stewardess at May 22, 2020 11:11 PM (Kue/z)

197 Sears has survived because of all the money they saved by making Craftsman tools suck now. They used to be great.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 11:11 PM (dOV9E)

198 Hey fappers!

My God, am I tired.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 11:11 PM (NWiLs)

199 @144 if you can find one of those pools it will be selling for 3x the original price.

Posted by: BluesFish at May 22, 2020 11:12 PM (WQZ1O)

200 {{{{Horde}}}

Hope you are all well! Trying to figure out how to entertain ourselves this weekend. Mr. WDS's podiatrist appointment went well today....dressing and stitches out.....doc pleased with results. Hopefully we can save this foot

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:12 PM (/UQ/R)

201 Working from home has been the ONE major upside in this whole horrible mess.

I've always worked for bosses who did not give a shit whatsoever about facts, improved productivity, morale or evidence. All that mattered is that they get their fucking way. Everyone had to come in and work, no matter what, every single day, because they said so and they didn't believe anyone would do any work if they weren't standing over them.

Finally, it may not be up to these asshole bosses.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:12 PM (L2ZTs)

202 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:06 PM (L2ZTs)

No one touched the tub ring, it was the unwritten Law of the tub. Now that I think of it, maybe that's why I never got COVID. I was unknowingly building up my immunity for a future pandemic outbreak.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 22, 2020 11:13 PM (DjiZK)

203 196-
Do you have something light?

Posted by: DBCooper at May 22, 2020 11:13 PM (y1Mvi)

204 It was in line at the CVS drive-thru pharmacy. The woman ahead of me was older, had the hairstyle, was driving a Prius C, and wildly/angrily gesticulating at the pharmacist, as well as grabbing sheets of paper from her, before taking off in a huff.
Posted by: qdpsteve


It's harder to demand to see the manager in a drive thru.

Posted by: nerdygirl at May 22, 2020 11:13 PM (+lVUW)

205 Quilter, too bad you can't send that ring to Fauci! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

206 I'm gonna whip Joe Biden!

Posted by: Joe Biden at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (l3+k2)

207 Re: the 'Ted Cruz as transmission fluid' memes: they were a variation on an angry liberal Twitter thread comparing Republican senators to trash cans (groan):

https://tinyurl.com/ydcbko6a


Posted by: gdgm+ at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (ExnWy)

208 nerdygirl, true but this lady was sure trying hard at least.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (L2ZTs)

209 when Torres-Small started to answer, her voice was really shaky. I don't think she is used to someone who is not afraid to blast her and her stupid ideas.
Posted by: alamogordo at May 22, 2020 11:03 PM (x4eOM)
+++++++++++++
Good for you. Do it. Every time.

I once got to ride down in an elevator with Governor Polis. He was a representative then and was talking at some company in my building. He immediately went into politician mode when I got on and introduced himself.

I said, "I know who you are. You're my representative. Not by my choice, but because my rural county was gerrymandered into your urban district for the purpose of disenfranchising my neighbors and me."

The we got to the first floor and he and his aid left without responding. And now he's the governor.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (hYcqw)

210 I think Torres-Small is a one and done as our representative. She campaigned on being moderate, and she talks a lot about the border and the base (HAFB), but she has just followed along what Pelosi wants. I have been emailing her office every other day for weeks, and was surprised they let me ask a question, but I did not ask what I told them I was going to.
There are three people in the primary for the Republican side on the rep ticket, I have been studying all three, and will probably vote Chase, but will vote in the general whoever the Republican is on ticket. I think a lot more conservatives are fired up right now, and I am hoping we take back our state house and the governership also this year.

Posted by: alamogordo at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (x4eOM)

211 Insom

'Tired' beats the zh*t out of 'unemployed,' yes?

You have 3 days to crash now. Enjoy!

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (Cssks)

212 I've tried very hard to get them to
understand not everyone gets paid for two zooms and a nap a day but it
is like teaching a dog to play piano.
=========================
Would you respect me more if I pledged 3 Zooms and a nap?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:15 PM (7Fj9P)

213 Had one memorable night in a hot tub with a couple of nice girls where the cuisine and drinks were Slim Jim's and Boone's Farm. That became a meme between my buddy and me for years afterwards.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

214 196 >>I am sickened.


Did you have the Chicken or the Fish?
Posted by: Stewardess at May 22, 2020 11:11 PM (Kue/z)

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

I had the lasagna.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (CAJOC)

215 If there's a backwards universe, is there a bearded Spock, straight Sulu, and Uhura in a smoking hot outfit?

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (qAR6u)

216 Hopefully we can save this foot
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:12 PM (/UQ/R)

That would be a good thing. But in the event that you can't, please do keep Cannibal Bob in mind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (MyUQo)

217 210 Alamogordo

God bless you! Your lips to God's ear!

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (Cssks)

218 194>> Working at home has its advantages. Just submitted my timesheet for the week. 58 hours. I also played golf twice this week.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (NZbXf)

219 I have found that people with cushy jobs and connections usually have next to absolute zero empathy for people who actually have to work hard.

They just dismiss blue-collar people as losers.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (L2ZTs)

220 Heh. From time to time, you would see one that had been knocked over, and had set a small pool of melted asphalt afire. My dad, I recollect, called them 'flambeaux'.

I think you're describing what my dad called a "smudge pot." I don't think it's done so much any more but they used to have one behind the line at High Power matches and you would hold your front sight in the soot to blacken it.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (qc+VF)

221 Mannix....have you ever noticed how incredibly unkempt he is?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (/UQ/R)

222 {{{......Ladyl......}}}

We can be sickened. But we must press on. We must win, as it is life or death. It's a time for thinking about the next step.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (u82oZ)

223 'Tired' beats the zh*t out of 'unemployed,' yes?

You have 3 days to crash now. Enjoy!
Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:14 PM (Cssks)

Oh, absolutely and without question. I'll definitely be getting some much-needed rest!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (NWiLs)

224 Mannix....have you ever noticed how incredibly unkempt he is?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (/UQ/R)
++++++++++++
He was decently put together that day.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (wUFgi)

225 Do any of you think Biden ever leaves his basement? My sister and I are cracking up about always seeing him sitting in that damn chair in his basement.

Wonder if he's kept propped up in that dang chair 24/7? Maybe there is a portable potty built into it. All his meals are brought to him, he sleeps in that chair.

We can't stop laughing when we see him now.

Posted by: four seasons at May 22, 2020 11:18 PM (PisyI)

226 It was in line at the CVS drive-thru pharmacy.
=====================
CVS is like the Florida Man of drug stores. I'm gonna keep on going to Walgreens. BTW, every time I go to Walgreens, I see at least one spectacularly hot chick. Every. Time.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:18 PM (7Fj9P)

227 Oh AOP......really?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:18 PM (/UQ/R)

228 I see our local Soros / Antifa group is emboldened, with cover from the bird cage paper. They are now running a candidate for County Commisioner.

I want my friend whom they are running against to win reelection. He is the target, as he does a good job, is not corrupt, and love America.

I'll have a busy summer. Our GOPe has folded on any recall efforts.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:18 PM (u82oZ)

229 215 If there's a backwards universe, is there a bearded Spock, straight Sulu, and Uhura in a smoking hot outfit?
Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (qAR6u)


Sure. Stacy Abrams is the highest-paid lingerie model, Emily Ratajkowski leads a Fat Acceptance movement, Rashida Tlaib is Miss America, and AOC just solved the Dark Matter problem.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 11:19 PM (dOV9E)

230 Brave Sir Robin, hmmmmmmm ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:19 PM (L2ZTs)

231 *points at the salmon mousse*

Posted by: Death at May 22, 2020 11:19 PM (gd9RK)

232 Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (2DOZq)

*fistbump* yup. Except it was O Boy Oberto and Rainier Ice. We were high class in the northwest.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 22, 2020 11:20 PM (DjiZK)

233 We can't stop laughing when we see him now.
===========================
Dr. Jill, she keep Paolo so busy. The Joe, he sleep soundly.

Posted by: Paolo at May 22, 2020 11:20 PM (7Fj9P)

234 >>every time I go to Walgreens, I see at least one spectacularly hot chick. Every. Time.


Target. Sundays. 10 am to 3 pm.

It's crazy.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 11:20 PM (njw1r)

235 Sweet Meteor of Death
Salmon Mousse of Death

...both SMOD.
Hmmmmmmmmmmm.........

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:20 PM (L2ZTs)

236 ..That would be a good thing. But in the event that you can't, please do keep Cannibal Bob in mind.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:16 PM (MyUQo)



Send it to Joe Biden.

He's gonna need a steady supply of feet at the rate he's stuffin' 'em into his paste gobbling maw.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 22, 2020 11:20 PM (QzJWU)

237 What? My mini-skirts weren't hot?

Posted by: Uhura at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (l3+k2)

238 {{{...... westminsterdogshow......}}}

Good news about your husband. He can't run far if you want to obliterate social distancing with him.

Are you thinking of a CoMoMeet reschedule before August 17th?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (u82oZ)

239 Oh AOP......really?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:18 PM (/UQ/R)

It was just something about the way your post read made me think of that. You know I really want the best for you and your husband. Just me being silly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (MyUQo)

240 and Uhura in a smoking hot outfit?

There are legit naked pics of Uhuru pre-Trek.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (gd9RK)

241 In 10 years my niece will probably be the hot chick you all see at the store from time to time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (L2ZTs)

242 I am surprised by Mitt Romney. Just when I thought that he couldn't go any lower, he manages to spout more treasonous crappola out of his mouth. Who does he think is attracted by this? Outside of Utah he is done and out.

Posted by: Floridachick at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (EbFgK)

243
What about Korvette's? I sure hope they don't go under. My sister buys all my underwear there

Posted by: Joe Biden


They're fine. Pomeroy's is mort, though.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (mht8P)

244 Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/ybkdzur9

https://tinyurl.com/y7b8mahl

https://tinyurl.com/yacbww3s

https://tinyurl.com/yayqkpgu

https://tinyurl.com/y85e7wzc

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:22 PM (qAR6u)

245 242 I am surprised by Mitt Romney. Just when I thought that he couldn't go any lower, he manages to spout more treasonous crappola out of his mouth. Who does he think is attracted by this? Outside of Utah he is done and out.
Posted by: Floridachick at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (EbFgK)


How does Utah put up with him? Tribal loyalty only goes so far.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 11:22 PM (dOV9E)

246 210 Alamogordo

Way to go! I will follow your example instead of hanging up.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:23 PM (u82oZ)

247 Alamogordo

P.S.

Torres-Small is one of the 4 most vulnerable freshman DEMS extant, imo-- the other 3 being Cunningham in SC; McAdams in UT; & that other doomed one in OK.

Let's get all four!

I really think Chase is impressive!

Posted by: mnw at May 22, 2020 11:23 PM (Cssks)

248 >>There are legit naked pics of Uhuru pre-Trek.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 22, 2020 11:21 PM (gd9RK)


Like fuckin' Rain man this guy is.

Posted by: garrett at May 22, 2020 11:24 PM (njw1r)

249 Splunge

We can write the leader of the Mormon Church. We were thinking of joining because (yada, yada) but then we noticed Romney is a traitor to the US.

Romney is basically the Mormon papal nuncio to the Senate. Is this what the Church wants?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:24 PM (u82oZ)

250 In the alternate universe, Spock's rendition of "Bitter Dregs" was top of the charts for 2 years.

Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 11:25 PM (dOV9E)

251 I've been working more at home than when I was in the office. No distractions, lose track of time, able to maintain concentration. It's not unusual for me to unintentionally log 10-11 hour days.

Posted by: Bert G (has a new podcast episode) at May 22, 2020 11:10 PM (OMsf+)


I have a friend who lives on Staten Island. She's actually enjoying the 'work from home lockdown'. She doesn't have to commute on the express bus so she gets up later (and saves some money not having to pay for that), she can make breakfast which saves her a few bucks a day, too, (she always brought lunch) and she can hit Walgreen's and grocery stores before she has to log in at 8 a.m. Plus, she gets allergy headache attacks from people in her office bathing themselves in perfume/cologne, so she hasn't had to deal with that, either. And, as you said, she gets more done because no distractions/interactions/office drama. Well, no distractions except for her dog sometimes being a pill and wanting attention because 'YOUR HERE!'; she even takes her dog for a walk on her lunch break to get some air. Since she's already home at 5 p.m. log out time, she can get some gardening/yard work done during the week as well. She is not looking forward to going back to commuting to Manhattan.

Posted by: RickZ at May 22, 2020 11:25 PM (Y8PSl)

252 More Casual Friday ONT Compliance Pics

https://tinyurl.com/yd5qem3d

https://tinyurl.com/yap95s4f

https://tinyurl.com/ydgo6cxp

https://tinyurl.com/ycvwv4uk

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:25 PM (qAR6u)

253 and AOC just solved the Dark Matter problem.
___

That's racist.

Wait....what's dark matter?

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional Cortex at May 22, 2020 11:26 PM (WdocV)

254 250 In the alternate universe, Spock's rendition of "Bitter Dregs" was top of the charts for 2 years.
Posted by: Splunge at May 22, 2020 11:25 PM (dOV9E)

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

But it was his rendition of The Ballad of Bilbo Baggins that really launched his career.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 11:26 PM (CAJOC)

255 So, The Atlantic's ad and event revenues have crashed and they've laid off 20% of their workforce. That's old news. But for a trip down memory lane...

2015:
Attempts to shield students from words, ideas, and people that might cause them emotional discomfort are bad for the students. They are bad for the workplace, which will be mired in unending litigation if student expectations of safety are carried forward. And they are bad for American democracy, which is already paralyzed by worsening partisanship. When the ideas, values, and speech of the other side are seen not just as wrong but as willfully aggressive toward innocent victims, it is hard to imagine the kind of mutual respect, negotiation, and compromise that are needed to make politics a positive-sum game.
- "The Coddling of the American Mind"

2020:
In the debate over freedom versus control of the global network, China was largely correct, and the U.S. was wrong.
...
The First and Fourth Amendments as currently interpreted, and the American aversion to excessive government-private-sector collaboration, have stood as barriers to greater government involvement. Americans' understanding of these laws, and the cultural norms they spawned, will be tested as the social costs of a relatively open internet multiply.

- "Internet Speech Will Never Go Back to Normal"

Yes, COVID-related lockdowns have been murder on ad spending and events and this plays a big role. But in the space of less than five years, the Atlantic went from investigative and in-depth reporting (slanted Left, but not obscenely) and championing free speech to bowing before Red China and advocating for an end to free speech and privacy. I suspect this was a factor, too.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:26 PM (wUFgi)

256 222 {{{......Ladyl......}}}

We can be sickened. But we must press on. We must win, as it is life or death. It's a time for thinking about the next step.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:17 PM (u82oZ)


{{{Salty Dog}}}

My daughter and her two little girls are here for the weekend, and my daughter in law and oldest granddaughter came too.

We're having a girls weekend. The guys stayed behind and are doing guy things.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 22, 2020 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

257 We're having a girls weekend. The guys stayed behind and are doing guy things.

Posted by: Ladyl at May 22, 2020 11:27 PM (TdMsT)

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

Guy things? So, lotsa scratchin' and spittin' and belchin'?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 22, 2020 11:28 PM (CAJOC)

258 I'm praying for your husband, WDS.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:28 PM (wUFgi)

259 Ladyl

Influencing the next generation is a worthy cause. Have fun.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:29 PM (u82oZ)

260 In the Alternate Universe, Asians are the best drivers, Muslims actually COEXIST, and the French have never lost a war

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

261 thoughts on the Atlantic slashing 20% of their staff; I've seen plenty of companies start down the Layoff Highway. It's never over at the first big layoff; that's always just the beginning.

learn to code, bitches.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 11:30 PM (V2Yro)

262 Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:25 PM (qAR6u)

That second one is a dirty little girl for sure. That wasn't modeling. That was regular going partying wardrobe.

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 22, 2020 11:30 PM (2DOZq)

263 She is not looking forward to going back to commuting to Manhattan.
======================
No shit. I've been in sales my entire career. All I have ever needed was a cell phone, laptop and a decent internet connection. I still had to do the political face time/office thing, but if you're a motivated employee, why the f do you have to play the show up game?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:31 PM (7Fj9P)

264 260 In the Alternate Universe, Asians are the best drivers, Muslims actually COEXIST, and the French have never lost a war
Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:29 PM (qAR6u)

Subsaharan Africa is a center of Industry and Enlightenment, and South America is a model of Good Government the world over.

Everything in Australia still tries to kill you. Some things never change.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 11:31 PM (V2Yro)

265 If any of you gals wanna kiss me just DM me.

Posted by: Dem Arby's Boys at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (qlTN9)

266 My God, am I tired.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 11:11

Long week Insom? What is this, your 3rd? Glad you snagged a job.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (yylD+)

267 thoughts on the Atlantic slashing 20% of their staff; I've seen plenty of companies start down the Layoff Highway. It's never over at the first big layoff; that's always just the beginning.

learn to code, bitches.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 22, 2020 11:30 PM (V2Yro)
++++++++++++
Yup. I'm on edge. My company didn't do a layoff, but the slashed benefits bigly. Stock, 401(k) matching, bonuses, and various other items were just zeroed for at least a year. This avoided layoffs, but I am worried about Q3 (not not in my division) and at the end of Q4 (everywhere else). I am working under the assumption that I will be unemployed in February. The cuts are coming, I suspect.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (wUFgi)

268 Sessions actually trying to claim his abdication to a bunch of Obama holdovers resulted in Trump's exoneration. Fuck him.

https://twitter.com/jeffsessions/status/1264028159965528065

Posted by: Jose at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (L9Ewk)

269 Mannix.....going back to rep days....he would show up late with wrinkled shirt and ill fitting clothing. Since he has shut us all down.....wonder if he is partying hard at his glory hole mansion in Boulder?

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:33 PM (/UQ/R)

270 I've enjoyed working from home these past few months. No commute with the exception of a dog and cat pileup in the hallway every once in awhile.

At work my cube is on a busy aisle and I get nothing but interruptions. The building is either freezing or having a heat wave.

I get more done at home even with a single monitor than at the office with three monitors.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 22, 2020 11:33 PM (fpc+A)

271
Long week Insom? What is this, your 3rd? Glad you snagged a job.
T
Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (yylD+)

Hard to believe, but this makes week 6. Time flies when you're busy!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at May 22, 2020 11:34 PM (NWiLs)

272 westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:12

Good to hear, hope for continued progress.
T

Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2020 11:35 PM (yylD+)

273 Mannix.....going back to rep days....he would show up late with wrinkled shirt and ill fitting clothing. Since he has shut us all down.....wonder if he is partying hard at his glory hole mansion in Boulder?
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:33 PM (/UQ/R)
++++++++++++++++++
Only if they're receiving a government subsidy and went upmarket.

But it's in Boulder, so it probably did.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:35 PM (wUFgi)

274 But in the space of less than five years, the Atlantic went from investigative and in-depth reporting (slanted Left, but not obscenely) and championing free speech to bowing before Red China and advocating for an end to free speech and privacy.
--------

A bracing decline in good judgement.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 11:36 PM (hnA3K)

275 HAHAHAHHA.

Oh my. So I just went and looked at my favorite Twitter hashtag. It's old and inactive but it started here. #tripsforlongdistancedriving

And lo and behold, I see this:
@TheRickWilson
Mar 5, 2013
Hitchhiker: the other white meat. #tipsforlongdistancedriving


Before the schism where most of Conservative, Inc. outed themselves.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:36 PM (wUFgi)

276 Gretch the Wretch pushes "Do As I Say, Not As I Do" to the limit. None of the peasants can have graduation parties, but Ilsa of the SS can throw a big one in Northern Michigan for HER daughter

https://tinyurl.com/ydcwnes6

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:39 PM (qAR6u)

277 {{{{AOP}}}}

We have been talking to the cousins in Saskatchewan.......they can't get the drugs they need to treat their calves. We tried to get it here for them and we can't send it over the border

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

278 Mannix, what industry are you in?

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:40 PM (7Fj9P)

279 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:12
Are you still working at the newspaper. I had the idea you left,

Posted by: Farmer at May 22, 2020 11:41 PM (yylD+)

280 Thanks T! Hope you and Jules are doing well!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:41 PM (/UQ/R)

281 Mannix, what industry are you in?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:40 PM (7Fj9P)
+++++++++++++++
Software.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:42 PM (wUFgi)

282 In the Alternate Universe, Asians are the best drivers, Muslims actually COEXIST, and the French have never lost a war
Posted by: kbdabear
-------

Heh. Had re-run of Downton Abby on in the background earlier. Violet Crowley, the Dowager Countess of Grantham, is planning to travel abroad. When asked why, she replies, "I want to feel good about being back home. France should do the trick."

I guffawed.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 11:42 PM (pK7cg)

283 A bracing decline in good judgement.
Posted by: Mike Hammer


The White Peoples said I couldn't have no braces.

Posted by: Stacey Abrams, smiling at May 22, 2020 11:42 PM (QzkSJ)

284 We have been talking to the cousins in Saskatchewan.......they can't get the drugs they need to treat their calves. We tried to get it here for them and we can't send it over the border
Posted by: westminsterdogshow at May 22, 2020 11:39 PM (/UQ/R)

What do they need? I could ask the vet here. She does livestock as well as pets.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:43 PM (MyUQo)

285 Hey Farmer!
No I left the newspaper, so the Fast Foodie is no more, unless they passed it on to someone else. (I haven't checked.)

I was sick of the way I was being treated, to be brutally honest, and finally had a day where I just stormed out.

The boss asked me if I would come back yet again (the FOURTH time!!). At first I said yes, then the night before I was to start again, I said no. I told him point blank, I didn't believe anything would ever change.

Now, if I had known the great big CV19 boogeyman was coming (which it did a WEEK later), who knows what I would have done. But oh well. Sigh.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:43 PM (L2ZTs)

286 Now, if I had known the great big CV19 boogeyman was coming (which it did a WEEK later), who knows what I would have done. But oh well. Sigh.
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:43 PM (L2ZTs)

You bought a car, didn't you? Try signing up with one of the restaurant delivery outfits. There's a bunch of them.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 11:45 PM (MyUQo)

287 Mannix, what industry are you in?
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:40 PM (7Fj9P)
+++++++++++++++
Software.
Posted by: Joe Mannix


At this moment, eveningware.

Posted by: Miklos from the Wendy's commercial at May 22, 2020 11:46 PM (QzkSJ)

288 Software.
================
Me too. I sell AEC design software. A lot of hardware too; UAVs and mobile LiDAR.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:47 PM (7Fj9P)

289 AOP, already done. :-)
Hoping to start in a few days. Thanks.
I'll let people know how it goes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:47 PM (L2ZTs)

290 You bought a car, didn't you? Try signing up with one of the restaurant delivery outfits. There's a bunch of them.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Doubt if qdp could deliver a whole restaurant.

Posted by: Miklos, thta's more truck type bisnis at May 22, 2020 11:48 PM (QzkSJ)

291 Lovin' the socks tonight, Miklos.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:49 PM (wUFgi)

292 Miklos, no I couldn't :-)
But at least I can deliver the food.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 22, 2020 11:49 PM (L2ZTs)

293 Have a great night, everyone.

May the weekend recharge your faith in American citizenry and their decency.

And party like it is the Fin de siècle.

Media is the Virus.

Death to Vermin.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at May 22, 2020 11:50 PM (u82oZ)

294 Some dude on Twitter: "When did Michigan get taken over by crazy white bitches?"

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at May 22, 2020 11:51 PM (7Fj9P)

295 Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!)


The socks are perpetually fresh and Ocean Breeze scented.

Posted by: Miklos, relatively inoffensive at May 22, 2020 11:52 PM (QzkSJ)

296 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 22, 2020 11:53 PM (i6uJ1)

297 I'm hoping there are massive huge house parties this weekend as a fuck you to the Karens and the petty tyrants who think watching Netflix or "partying on Zoom" will compensate

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:54 PM (qAR6u)

298 According to folks on the Outer Banks of NC, you will probably see Gov. Blackface coming down from VA this weekend to rest up from pulling laws out of his ass

Posted by: kbdabear at May 22, 2020 11:56 PM (qAR6u)

299 According to folks on the Outer Banks of NC, you will probably see Gov. Blackface coming down from VA this weekend to rest up from pulling laws out of his ass
Posted by: kbdabear
------

If I were an OBX native, I would have blown the bridges a few weeks ago, while the locusts were back in VA, Pa, etc.

Missed opportunity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 22, 2020 11:57 PM (WD9ZA)

300 I dream of an America where I can once again pay an emotionally disturbed young lady to rub her titties in my face to shitty music.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 11:59 PM (SfYbS)

301 It's Friday night, we need music.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSO8IzLkkts

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:01 AM (L2ZTs)

302 NASA scientists, those guys who can't tell us how gravity works at a distance through empty space, can't really tell us how stars can stay stable for billions of years, can't really accurately explain WHY any natural law is what it is, have completely blown it in explaining that Human Caused GoreBull Warmening is a hoax because we've been coming out of the last glaciation of the fucking ice age we are in the middle of for the last 11000 years and what about the G Damned Milankovich Cycles, Assholes?!

Yeah, those guys have found another universe where time runs backwards.

/Rant off.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 23, 2020 12:02 AM (Qio/u)

303 Comment on twitter from @LATIffani1....

Kamala Harris and Stacy Abrams are quiet AF y'all regarding: #JoeBidenIsARacist #YouAin't black Why?

Kamala can't talk or tweet with her mouth full of Willie brown's chocolate beef stick and Stacy Abrams is out grazing with a mouth full of cud.

Stay tuned....

Posted by: four seasons at May 23, 2020 12:03 AM (PisyI)

304 Tend to agree. The neutrinos emerging from the Earth
at south pole probably went into it at the north pole, and passed clean
through unchanged. That's what neutrinos do.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 22, 2020 10:23 PM (posnU)

The other part of it that is stupid is that if it was true, then in the other universe everything is running forwards, just like this one. And in that one, there are scientists dumb enough to think that the "other" universe is the one that would be backwards. You know, comparatively.

I further hypothesize that the other universe *is* this one. They are one in the same because everyone didn't just wake up and become a gay idiot that assumes the first thing that comes to mind when they see something is the likely truth.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM (t+mAj)

305 300 I dream of an America where I can once again pay an emotionally disturbed young lady to rub her titties in my face to shitty music.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 22, 2020 11:59 PM (SfYbS)

To this day I can't hear "Shot Through The Heart" without thinking of a g-string stuffed with dollars gyrating 6 inches from my face

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM (qAR6u)

306 To this day I can't hear "Shot Through The Heart"
without thinking of a g-string stuffed with dollars gyrating 6 inches
from my face

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM (qAR6u)

Well isn't that special.

Posted by: The Church Lady at May 23, 2020 12:09 AM (t+mAj)

307 Evening horde. Had a good sales day so I'm getting drunk and watching Tawny Kitaen get nekkid. How is the horde spending this long weekend?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (I99aF)

308 To this day I can't hear "Shot Through The Heart" without thinking of a g-string stuffed with dollars gyrating 6 inches from my face

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM (qAR6u)

In fact, I can't remember pole dancers wiggling to anything BUT 80s metal

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (qAR6u)

309 kbdabear: those dancing girls don't like when you try to make change, that's for certain...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (L2ZTs)

310 I dream of an America where I can once again pay an emotionally
disturbed young lady to rub her titties in my face to shitty music.

I think we need a double blind study on the effects of motor-boating as a prophylactic for Wuhan flu.


Posted by: Alexandria Occasional Cortex at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (WdocV)

311 >>I can't remember pole dancers wiggling to anything BUT 80s metal


I always loved the girls who busted it out to Danzig

Posted by: garrett at May 23, 2020 12:11 AM (njw1r)

312 307 Evening horde. Had a good sales day so I'm getting drunk and watching Tawny Kitaen get nekkid. How is the horde spending this long weekend?

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (I99aF)

Looking for that Tawny Kitaen movie

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:11 AM (qAR6u)

313 To this day I can't hear "Shot Through The Heart"
without thinking of a g-string stuffed with dollars gyrating 6 inches
from my face

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM

Bawitdaba by Kid Rock. Ultimate strip club song.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:11 AM (I99aF)

314 Everyone in the know, knows the deal in Virginia. Northam is gov because he has a D by his name. I doubt any Dems actually are glad they have that specific guy in office.

Northern VA is no longer culturally part of the state. You can find many recent web articles that talk about how NOVA, DC, and the MD 'burbs have teamed up to act as one over COVID. I give them credit for at least being honest. The Swamp is its own entity. The Millennials started calling it the DMV and the nomenclature has stuck. It is a post state region I guess. In my day, the last think you would call yourself or your town is the DMV.

Virginia is gone as long as it stays with NOVA. The numbers just do not add up. I would love to be surprised here. I love to see a turnout that turned that state red. But it is a numbers game, unless normals do something so extraordinary it will be studied for decades, I don't see how it happens.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:11 AM (hHxp2)

315 307 Evening horde. Had a good sales day so I'm getting drunk and watching Tawny Kitaen get nekkid. How is the horde spending this long weekend?
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (I99aF)

Witchboard?

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:12 AM (DjiZK)

316 "Shot Through The Heart"
-----

I have a feeling that you are not speaking of the Jennifer Warnes tune.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 12:12 AM (bk3Sg)

317 It's Witchboard. The angles aren't great, but with judicious use of pause and frame advance...

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:12 AM (I99aF)

318 Ah geez...

https://tinyurl.com/y9qrnr88

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:12 AM (L2ZTs)

319 Keep that image fresh. Do *NOT* look up more recent pictures of Tawny Kitaen. You have been warned.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:14 AM (t+mAj)

320 Jennifer Warnes' best song is still the one she did for Twilight Zone: The Movie, "Nights Are Forever."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21SFXSxQOGA

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:14 AM (L2ZTs)

321 it was a good day here: the Thompson Contender i bought with my Malig-Nancy unemployment money on the 12, actually cleared DOJ on time, so i was able to pick it up and bring it home.

6 barrels, 3 scopes.

3 regular calibers and 3 wildcats. and people are making the wildcat rounds commercially, so i can get ammo for them.

now, if only the Norinco 1911 i DROS'd earlier this week will clear on time. DOJ had been dragging their feet, blaming the ChiCom Crud, and stretching it out to 15-20 days, even the law they wrote says they have to do it on time.

and they apparently haven't responded to the pre-litigation letter sent to them by the CRPA.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 12:14 AM (i6uJ1)

322 You find a stripper who dances to Living Dead Girl...
That there's a keeper.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 12:14 AM (SfYbS)

323 Has Joey Bidet punched himself out yet?

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2020 12:16 AM (8KudI)

324 >I've enjoyed working from home these past few months.

Saw a survey today that 2/3 of Silicon Valley workers wanted to continue working remote.

California should be very, very afraid.

You can get a really nice house with acreage in a non-communist state for less than you pay for a plywood and plastic studio apartment in the Valley.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:16 AM (mNq/0)

325 I'm not accustomed to thinking about Memorial Day on May 22. And here the whole darned weekend snuck up on me.
Is "snuck" not a word? Spellcheck doesn't think it is.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 23, 2020 12:16 AM (rCwaK)

326 317 It's Witchboard. The angles aren't great, but with judicious use of pause and frame advance...
Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:12 AM (I99aF)

Epic shower scene. Toss up between that scene and Kelly LeBrock in Woman in Red.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:17 AM (DjiZK)

327 Is "snuck" not a word? Spellcheck doesn't think it is.


Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 23, 2020 12:16 AM (rCwaK)

It's irregular but I'll allow it. FFS I got redlined on "dreamt" earlier.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:18 AM (t+mAj)

328 Oh and it doesn't like "redlined", either.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:19 AM (t+mAj)

329 Apparently, "snuck" is irregular and disfavored. Supposed to use sneaked instead. It was news to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 12:19 AM (H5knJ)

330 Something you will never see.

A stripper named Karen,

Posted by: Kilroy wasn't here at May 23, 2020 12:19 AM (2DOZq)

331 > Is "snuck" not a word? Spellcheck doesn't think it is.


Sneak, snake, snuck. Works for me.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:21 AM (mNq/0)

332 Only Karen I recall was from Goodfellas. She did complain a lot.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:21 AM (hHxp2)

333 Gosh, why wasn't Stephen Nichols in anything else?

JK, this douche is stinking up the picture every fucking time he's onscreen. Checked the IMDB. All daytime soaps. Figures.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:21 AM (I99aF)

334 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:21 AM

Snake IS a verb. Ask any plumber. Or The Paolo.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 23, 2020 12:22 AM (I99aF)

335 Apparently, "snuck" is irregular and disfavored. Supposed to use sneaked instead. It was news to me.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 12:19 AM (H5knJ)

Are there any other verbs containing "__eak" that form their past tense as "__uck"? I can't think of any.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:24 AM (MyUQo)

336 At long last:
KAREN Magazine!
Guess who's first to make the cover!:

https://tinyurl.com/y8h4efbr

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:28 AM (L2ZTs)

337 Are there any other verbs containing "__eak" that form their past tense as "__uck"? I can't think of any.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:24 AM (MyUQo)

Feak.

Deak.

Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:28 AM (t+mAj)

338 308 To this day I can't hear "Shot Through The Heart" without thinking of a g-string stuffed with dollars gyrating 6 inches from my face

Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:07 AM (qAR6u)

In fact, I can't remember pole dancers wiggling to anything BUT 80s metal
Posted by: kbdabear at May 23, 2020 12:10 AM (qAR6u)


Where were you in the 70s?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at May 23, 2020 12:30 AM (aA3+G)

339 Feak.

Deak.
Posted by: ... at May 23, 2020 12:28 AM (t+mAj)

heh.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:30 AM (MyUQo)

340 Jennifer Warnes' best song is still the one she did for Twilight Zone: The Movie, "Nights Are Forever."
-------

My favorite is her rendition of Stephan Foster's 'Hard Times'.

'Let us pause in life's pleasures, and count its many tears...'
https://tinyurl.com/zrytxkc

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (pK7cg)

341 leak?

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (hHxp2)

342 at the office with three monitors.
Posted by: Beartooth

6 barrels, 3 scopes.
Posted by: redc1c4


Ok, I'm starting to believe that parallel universe thing, and I believe that I've crossed over into it. I've still only got two eyes. Whatchy'all need with 3 monitors and 3 scopes if you've only got 2 eyes?

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (P1f+c)

343 Rhino had a lot of great themed collections in the 1990s.

They should have had one, a three-volume CD set of stripper music, titled "Workin' The Pole: Gentleman's Club Greatest Hits!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 12:32 AM (L2ZTs)

344 I think it is "done snuck"

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:33 AM (WyVLE)

345 Virginia is gone as long as it stays with NOVA. The
numbers just do not add up. I would love to be surprised here. I love to
see a turnout that turned that state red. But it is a numbers game,
unless normals do something so extraordinary it will be studied for
decades, I don't see how it happens.


Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:11 AM (hHxp2)

I live in NoVa, in a blue district. In 2016 I stood in line an hour to vote. This year I'm going to bring an expandable lawn chair.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 12:33 AM (6j2Bg)

346 I remember....er...heard about...yeah, heard about...a stripper who did a great routine to "One Night in Bangkok".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:34 AM (mNq/0)

347 I just went off on someone on Facebook that thought the churches should stwy locked down. I've really had it with people telling me what to do.

Might have something to do with that graveyard video. There were graves for six children of one family that died within a two year span. I'm guessing an epidemic since they were all young. Can you imagine? But some of the kids did life as they had put up the headstone for their mother when she died. And today, we get to deal with women hysterical over nothing. I am truly sorry for those who've lost loved ones during this, but it's past time to get things going again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (Lqy/e)

348 leak?
Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (hHxp2)

past tense is "leaked"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (MyUQo)

349 my weak area is lie, lay, layed etc. I don't know I have it wrong but sometimes I wonder if I laid down or lied down. I do know it if I got lied to or laid though.

My pet peeve is when people "cook something up". I don't get up part. Just stop at the up and don't add it.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (hHxp2)

350 past tense is "leaked"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (MyUQo)

I was just joking my man.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:37 AM (hHxp2)

351 I can't come up with one (-eak / -uck).

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 12:37 AM (H5knJ)

352 Bloodsport is one of the best things about the 80s.

Fight me.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:37 AM (IYHxL)

353 Then there's "speak", which doesn't correspond to "spuck", but does correspond to "spoke", not "speaked".

This is one weird-ass language we have.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:38 AM (mNq/0)

354 352 Bloodsport is one of the best things about the 80s.

Fight me.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:37 AM (IYHxL)

Prepare the pwatform for da fwinal match.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:40 AM (DjiZK)

355 Yup. I'm on edge. My company didn't do a layoff, but the slashed benefits bigly. Stock, 401(k) matching, bonuses, and various other items were just zeroed for at least a year. This avoided layoffs, but I am worried about Q3 (not not in my division) and at the end of Q4 (everywhere else). I am working under the assumption that I will be unemployed in February. The cuts are coming, I suspect.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at May 22, 2020 11:32 PM (wUFgi)

If you can fix the Washington State unemployment system Governor Le Petomane Inslee will grovel and beg for your help. If you can recover the millions of dollars stolen by Nigerian scammers you may lay claim to his soul.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at May 23, 2020 12:41 AM (e1mEI)

356 335---Are there any other verbs containing "__eak" that form their past tense as "__uck"? I can't think of any.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:24 AM (MyUQo)
--------------------------
Yes. Lots!
I had a porcelain vase but I bruck it.
My boyfriend fruck out when I told him I was pregnant.
The bathtub upstairs luck into the dining room below.
The Covid virus puck in early April.
Those floorboards squuck every time I walked on them.
Karen spuck to the manager.
The tornado wruck havoc on the trailer park.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 23, 2020 12:42 AM (M/9m0)

357 I live in NoVa, in a blue district. In 2016 I stood
in line an hour to vote. This year I'm going to bring an expandable lawn
chair.


Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 12:33 AM (6j2Bg)

In my district, 9% voted for Trump. Boy, is it nice to be in SC now!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess - Hydroxy Chloro Queen and Bat Soup Nazi at May 23, 2020 12:42 AM (rCwaK)

358 I live in NoVa, in a blue district. In 2016 I stood
in line an hour to vote. This year I'm going to bring an expandable lawn
chair.


Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 12:33 AM (6j2Bg)

Anything can happen. I am not saying any state is off limits as things do change. Who would have guessed PA would vote Trump and MD would elect an R gov? Sure the R gov is not much but still.

My concern is that I think that pretty much anyone who would have possibly voted R in 2016 did. Remember election night and how far ahead Trump was until they counted those "last few precincts" in NOVA? A lot of people got excited and for good reason. But I saw it a mile away. It is a numbers game. The DC 'burbs are just too populated, too organized, and too Democrat. Hell even a lot of the R's are nominal at best.

Trump really wanted Virginia. He spent a lot of time there and I think he was surprised when he did not pull it off. It is just that the "DMV" is so overpopulated and so Dem. And here I am only considering that they play fair.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:43 AM (hHxp2)

359 Ok, I'm starting to believe that parallel universe thing, and I believe that I've crossed over into it. I've still only got two eyes. Whatchy'all need with 3 monitors and 3 scopes if you've only got 2 eyes?
Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (P1f+c)

I'm an IT analyst you need to be able to see multiple things such as a spreadsheet, SQL query results and emails all at the same time. It allows you to better organize and understand what you are seeing and need to do.

Posted by: Beartooth at May 23, 2020 12:43 AM (fpc+A)

360 I've been waiting for a Karen to confront me on not wearing a mask so I can do the "you're not my supervisor" routine from Archer. I still have hope.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 12:43 AM (SfYbS)

361 There are some roughly analogous words, albeit not ending in eak as such.

Stink, stank, stunk.

Drink, drank, drunk.

We don't use the -tard ending nearly as much as we used to, either.

Drunkard - full of drink.
Wizard (or wisard) - full of wisdom.
Dotard - full of dotage
Bastard - full of lowliness (French "bas" = "low").

I believe I've seen stinkard before.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:44 AM (mNq/0)

362 My pet peeve is when people "cook something up". I don't get up part. Just stop at the up and don't add it.
Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (hHxp2)


I thought it was "cook you up something" since that avoids the dreaded dangling participle.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:45 AM (WyVLE)

363 Totally out of the blue, but has anyone noticed that Florida's governors keep getting better?

Posted by: Ken at May 23, 2020 12:45 AM (Agz0w)

364 I believe I've seen stinkard before.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


Wickard

Posted by: Filburn at May 23, 2020 12:46 AM (QzkSJ)

365 > My concern is that I think that pretty much anyone who would have possibly voted R in 2016 did.

Disagree. I don't know anyone who voted for Trump who isn't voting for him again, but do know people who didn't vote for him who are going to vote for him now.

In particular, he's WAY more popular with blacks than he was in 2016. He's not going to get a majority of blacks, understand, but he's gonna get way more blacks (and Latinos) than last time.



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:46 AM (mNq/0)

366 My pet peeve is when people "cook something up". I don't get up part. Just stop at the up and don't add it.
Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:36 AM (hHxp2)

I think the adverbs "up" and "down" in this usage add some sense of direction to the verb. To "cook something up" (in the culinary sense) means taking ingredients, and making a dish of them. But to "boil something down" means making a reduction.

In the oil drilling industry, you "make up" a drill string by adding pieces to it, and you "break down" by taking pieces away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:47 AM (MyUQo)

367 > I thought it was "cook you up something" since that avoids the dreaded dangling participle.

That is a type of pedantry up with which I will not put.

Posted by: Winston Spencer-Churchill at May 23, 2020 12:48 AM (mNq/0)

368 Karen spuck to the manager.
The tornado wruck havoc on the trailer park.


Posted by: Margarita DeVille at May 23, 2020 12:42 AM (M/9m0)

Hah! good ones.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:49 AM (MyUQo)

369 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:46 AM (mNq/0)

I think Trump gonna get 20-30% of the #YouAintBlack vote

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:49 AM (IYHxL)

370 > I think Trump gonna get 20-30% of the #YouAintBlack vote

That would be awesome. And it would spell the doom of the Democratic Party as a national force.

Posted by: Winston Spencer-Churchill at May 23, 2020 12:50 AM (mNq/0)

371 Out for the night. I have four days off, which will be nice.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 23, 2020 12:50 AM (Lqy/e)

372 ..I believe I've seen stinkard before.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:44 AM (mNq/0)



"Fucktard" is not an uncommon appellation 'round these parts.

Especially when Ace goes En Fuego.

And then no Tater is safe from his wrath.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2020 12:51 AM (QzJWU)

373 In the oil drilling industry, you "make up" a drill string by adding pieces to it, and you "break down" by taking pieces away.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:47 AM (MyUQo)

good point. Boil down makes sense for obvious reasons. I don't think it works for cooking something up though. You most hear it in the phrase "fry something up".

Does this really bother me? No it does not.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:51 AM (hHxp2)

374 Out for the night. I have four days off, which will be nice.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at May 23, 2020 12:50 AM (Lqy/e)

Night!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 12:51 AM (MyUQo)

375 Wretchard

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (aKsyK)

376 I listen to Jordan Peterson lectures from time to time. If you can get past the patented Canuck accent he is a hell of a lecturer.

Except the damned dangling participles every chance he gets. I spend half the time re-writing what he says in my head.

I will accept, even celebrate split infinitives and I will tolerate Oxford commas, but the danglers make me twitch.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (WyVLE)

377 > I think Trump gonna get 20-30% of the #YouAintBlack vote



That would be awesome. And it would spell the doom of the Democratic Party as a national force.





Posted by: Winston Spencer-Churchill at May 23, 2020 12:50 AM (mNq/0)
I hope so. I hope his team helps him there. It is about the win.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (hHxp2)

378
Posted by: Winston Spencer-Churchill at May 23, 2020 12:50 AM (mNq/0)

I'm not interested in boosting the GOP voter rolls. Just want the godless communists to have no power. Then focus on reshaping the GOP into what it claims to be

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (IYHxL)

379 Drunkard - full of drink.
Wizard (or wisard) - full of wisdom.
Dotard - full of dotage
Bastard - full of lowliness (French "bas" = "low").

I believe I've seen stinkard before.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia

Dullard - full of dullness.
As in the phrase " Commentator A. B. Dullard really needs to shut her cockholster and go away."

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (SfYbS)

380 You most hear it in the phrase "fry something up".

Does this really bother me? No it does not.
Posted by: Quint


Consider:

Would you rather be tied up or tied down?

Posted by: Miklos, considering The Majesty of English at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)

381 The meth addicts were twucking everywhere.

Posted by: Winston Spencer-Churchill at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (mNq/0)

382 Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:52 AM (WyVLE)

He's awesome and his bible commentary was interesting as it was good.

Wish he finished it. If he did I haven't seen it on his podcast page.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:54 AM (IYHxL)

383 > Dullard - full of dullness.

Good example.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:54 AM (mNq/0)

384 Consider:



Would you rather be tied up or tied down?

Posted by: Miklos, considering The Majesty of English at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)

hmm. probably tied down.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 12:54 AM (hHxp2)

385 Mike Obama tucks.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:55 AM (DjiZK)

386 Dullard - full of dullness.

Good example.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia
--------

Bollard - full of boll

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 12:57 AM (dP625)

387 Consider:



Would you rather be tied up or tied down?
Posted by: Miklos, considering The Majesty of English at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)
)


It makes little difference when I am fit to be tied, I'll be bound.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:57 AM (WyVLE)

388 AOP - you gave good advice on the sump pump. There was a blockage but it wasn't the problem. The check valve had snapped off inside the coupler.

Never replaced one and at that time wasn't sure it was the problem. Called Roto Rooter and told him what I thought it may be and he reassured me it wasnt the check valve. Gave me an estimate of 600. Said OK.

I ended up being right. He didn't do even half of what he said he would, as there was no need, still got charged 600. Pretty fucking pissed off.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (IYHxL)

389 > Just want the godless communists to have no power.

Without this, we're doomed. Oh, there would be a civil war, but I'd rather not bet on us getting lucky enough to have another George Washington the next time around. We'd be lucky if we got a Napoleon. The general run tends closer to Mao, Stalin, and Mugabe.

Yep, I don't give two shits about the GOPe as it is either.

But the commies are an existential threat to western civilization (and, given that western civilization is the only thing that's lifted us out of barbarity, an existential threat to the whole world).



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (mNq/0)

390 Bollard - full of boll
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 12:57 AM (dP625)

Bulwark - full of cucks

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (DjiZK)

391 Apparently, "snuck" is irregular and disfavored. Supposed to use sneaked instead. It was news to me.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 12:19

Here in the Midwest snuck it is. Sneaked sounds unnatural, and well just dumb.

Posted by: Farmer at May 23, 2020 12:59 AM (yylD+)

392 > Bollard - full of boll

I'm going to start referring to Hillary! as being "full of boll". Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:59 AM (mNq/0)

393 Wish he finished it. If he did I haven't seen it on his podcast page.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:54 AM (IYHxL)


I don't know if he finished it, but they are publishing one session a week now. I think they are at Cain and Abel now.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:59 AM (WyVLE)

394 This is one weird-ass language we have.

through
bough
cough
rough
bought

How do you pronounce "ough"?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (gd9RK)

395 I ended up being right. He didn't do even half of what he said he would, as there was no need, still got charged 600. Pretty fucking pissed off.
Posted by: thathalfrican
-------

Always prudently trust your instincts.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (dP625)

396 Mike Obama tucks.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:55 AM (DjiZK)

There used to be Tuck brand tape, you know. Masking tape, cellophane tape, etc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (MyUQo)

397 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (mNq/0)

A civil war scares the bejeezus out of me. Not because I fear losing, i fear what happens after. You laid it out. What leader do we get? Probably a shitty one.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (IYHxL)

398 I'm going to start referring to Hillary! as being "full of boll". Heh.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia


I think the "Full of Boll" is some scenic area in Scotland.

Posted by: Miklos on 20 Dollars a Day at May 23, 2020 01:01 AM (QzkSJ)

399 There used to be Tuck brand tape, you know. Masking tape, cellophane tape, etc.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (MyUQo)

Secondary use gold mine for them if they were still in business.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (DjiZK)

400 Might I suggest to the Horde a movie on Amazon prime


Legion of Honor. Interesting period piece about a brit who joins the French Foreign Legion, Algeria, early 1900s.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (NgKpN)

401 better put:

It makes no different if I'm fit to be tied, I'm bound.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (WyVLE)

402 > What leader do we get? Probably a shitty one.

Yeah, the odds on that set of dice are pretty damned bad, historically speaking.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (mNq/0)

403 Romeo - thanks I dig the FFL. Cool mystique with bad ass warriors and sadistic training.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (IYHxL)

404 bollard is what they use to grease the bolls.

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (WyVLE)

405 387 Consider:



Would you rather be tied up or tied down?
Posted by: Miklos, considering The Majesty of English at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)
)

It makes little difference when I am fit to be tied, I'll be bound.
Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 12:57 AM (WyVLE)

Would you rather be pissed Off?

Or pissed on?

Yes, that is a question only Americans answer correctly.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (NgKpN)

406 > How do you pronounce "ough"?

"Ghoti" = "fish".

"Gh" as in "tough".
"O" as in "women".
"ti" as in "nation".

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (mNq/0)

407 I think they are at Cain and Abel now.
Posted by: Kindltot

It gets really interesting when they get to Kane and The Undertaker.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 01:04 AM (SfYbS)

408 I ended up being right. He didn't do even half of what he said he would, as there was no need, still got charged 600. Pretty fucking pissed off.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (IYHxL)

Just got my Princess Auto catalog in the mail today. One horsepower stainless steel sump pump with float switch, up to 4800 gallons per hour, $99.99

That's about $72 U.S.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:04 AM (MyUQo)

409 403 Romeo - thanks I dig the FFL. Cool mystique with bad ass warriors and sadistic training.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (IYHxL)

Eurocentric, and does not show the Arab atrocities that were happening, but was an interesting movie.

For those of us who have questioned what the fuck we were doing in combat.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:05 AM (NgKpN)

410 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:03 AM (NgKpN)

Pornstats involved or no?

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:05 AM (IYHxL)

411 Mike Obama tucks.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 12:55 AM (DjiZK)



There used to be Tuck brand tape, you know. Masking tape, cellophane tape, etc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (MyUQo)

there is another product called Tucks. Well, look it up. It aint no tape.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:05 AM (hHxp2)

412 Secondary use gold mine for them if they were still in business.
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (DjiZK)

I did a brief DDG search. The results were...disturbing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:06 AM (MyUQo)

413 Legion of Honor. Interesting period piece about a brit who joins the French Foreign Legion, Algeria, early 1900s.
Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:02 AM (NgKpN)


I read a book from Gutenberg very similar to that.

Does it end with the Brit going over the wall, and having to pin his uniform to a post with his bayonet once out of the compound so if he were caught he would just be jailed for AWOL instead of "theft of Legion Material" and liable for a longer stretch and maybe execution?

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 01:07 AM (WyVLE)

414 397 Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 12:58 AM (mNq/0)

A civil war scares the bejeezus out of me. Not because I fear losing, i fear what happens after. You laid it out. What leader do we get? Probably a shitty one.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (IYHxL)

Just like 1860, my family will be split.

But then, there are some in my family I don't like anyway.

Proud descendant of a Mosby Raider.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:07 AM (NgKpN)

415 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:05 AM (NgKpN)

An interesting documentary is done by Bear Grylls called "Escape to the Legion"

Yeah I know. Reality TV. But it seemed pretty legit and I was entertained thoroughly.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:08 AM (IYHxL)

416 Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 01:07 AM (WyVLE)

Nope, semi happy ending.

Hollywood shit.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:08 AM (NgKpN)

417 I did a brief DDG search. The results were...disturbing.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:06 AM (MyUQo)

Brings a whole new meaning to taping you box shut

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 01:09 AM (DjiZK)

418 Good night, all!

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at May 23, 2020 01:09 AM (mNq/0)

419 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:07 AM (NgKpN)

I'd be in the minority sadly. Not even remotely close to a 50/50 split. And I love all my family members. Sad AF.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:09 AM (IYHxL)

420 Goodnight all, thanks for the fun chat tonight.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 23, 2020 01:10 AM (L2ZTs)

421 Brings a whole new meaning to taping you box shut
Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 01:09 AM (DjiZK)

What do the buggers do if they have to piss?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:10 AM (MyUQo)

422
through
bough
cough
rough
bought

How do you pronounce "ough"?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 01:00 AM (gd9RK)


You'd probably enjoy the History of English podcast if you haven't listened to it already.

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2020 01:10 AM (Z7lwY)

423 Night, Rodrigo, Steve.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:10 AM (MyUQo)

424 The modern Legion always interested me. They still get lots of candidates from all over but mainly from areas that have experienced a lot of strife. They seem to be pretty competent but certainly they go their own way and by their own rules.

The pay is crap but if you last long enough you can get French citizenship. The French seem to have a love/hate relationship with the legion for very French reasons. It is in many ways the opposite of the idea of the American citizen soldier or the 19th and 20th centuries.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:11 AM (hHxp2)

425 Night horde, happy safe Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at May 23, 2020 01:12 AM (DjiZK)

426 419 Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:07 AM (NgKpN)

I'd be in the minority sadly. Not even remotely close to a 50/50 split. And I love all my family members. Sad AF.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:09 AM (IYHxL)

Me too. But the Founders of our country were actually a minority.

And don't even get me started on early Christianity.

Right, is right, and sometimes you need to make a stand.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:12 AM (NgKpN)

427 Night, QID.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:14 AM (MyUQo)

428 it was
The Project Gutenberg EBook of In the Foreign Legion, by Erwin Rosen

Posted by: Kindltot at May 23, 2020 01:14 AM (WyVLE)

429 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:11 AM (hHxp2)

Beirut, 83, met some.

I was impressed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:15 AM (NgKpN)

430 I am going to call it a night, too. Be well, Horde. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:15 AM (MyUQo)

431 Ok, I'm starting to believe that parallel universe
thing, and I believe that I've crossed over into it. I've still only got
two eyes. Whatchy'all need with 3 monitors and 3 scopes if you've only
got 2 eyes?

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2020 12:31 AM (P1f+c)

---
LOL.

the TC is a break action, single shot pistol that you can swap barrels on, so, if you want a scope for various barrels, you basically need a scope for each one, to save the trouble of having to re-mount when you change barrels, and the bother of re-zeroing the scope to the new barrel/caliber.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:15 AM (i6uJ1)

432 crap, I can't pull the name or even find it on Amazon. But there was a book where the author took a stand on how to pronounce certain words and explained why he made that decision in detail. He actually turned me on the word "often". Anyway, it is a fun book if you love the language and are not trying to be a jerk about it. Of course it is controversial, that is the fun it of. He even says when to say A men or Ah men at church.

I wish I could pull of the title. Btw, what is with me and saying "pull" up?

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:18 AM (hHxp2)

433 ..I did a brief DDG search. The results were...disturbing.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 23, 2020 01:06 AM (MyUQo)



Show me on the 1/124th scale model where the Arleigh Burke touched you?


/snrk


Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at May 23, 2020 01:18 AM (QzJWU)

434 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:11 AM (hHxp2)



Beirut, 83, met some.



I was impressed.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:15 AM (NgKpN)

Tough time to be there my man. God Bless.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:20 AM (hHxp2)

435 He actually turned me on the word "often".


Hard T, breathed, or pretend it's not there?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 01:20 AM (gd9RK)

436 Anyone have any experiences with the Army reserves? It's my last year and I'm strongly considering enlisting.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:22 AM (IYHxL)

437 Looks like the we were supposed to have rain from Fri to Tues is now switched to Mon to Wed or something in N IL?

WTF these people can predict the temp warming yrs from now? Utter BS.

Posted by: Farmer at May 23, 2020 01:23 AM (yylD+)

438 Consider:

Would you rather be tied up or tied down?

Posted by: Miklos, considering The Majesty of English at May 23, 2020 12:53 AM (QzkSJ)


Depends on the price charged for each activity.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2020 01:25 AM (Y8PSl)

439 Anyone have any experiences with the Army reserves? It's my last year and I'm strongly considering enlisting.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:22 AM (IYHxL)

last year in active duty? I would counsel anyone considering the Army Reserve to take a good look at the Army National Guard. You get the same benefits as someone in the reserves, but your state often offers more benefits.

There are some jobs that are reserve specific and others that are Guard specific, so of course you have have to take that into account as well.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:25 AM (hHxp2)

440 Mmmm. Liquor bar.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 23, 2020 01:26 AM (kVr0X)

441 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:25 AM (hHxp2)

My bad I wasn't clear. I'm gonna lose eligibility due to age this year.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:27 AM (IYHxL)

442 Apparently, "snuck" is irregular and disfavored. Supposed to use sneaked instead. It was news to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 12:19
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Here in the Midwest snuck it is. Sneaked sounds unnatural, and well just dumb.

Posted by: Farmer at May 23, 2020 12:59 AM (yylD+)


"You snuck up on me!"

or

"You sneaked up on me!"

I go with the former as it flows more easily off the ol' tongue. 'Sneaked' just sounds stilted.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2020 01:29 AM (Y8PSl)

443 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:25 AM (hHxp2)



My bad I wasn't clear. I'm gonna lose eligibility due to age this year.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:27 AM (IYHxL)

no worries I thought that was what you might have meant. My advice remains. I would check into both and really get them to lay out the benefits. Also, get all promises in writing.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:30 AM (hHxp2)

444 I've thought about running off and joining the Foreign Legion but the wine they serve in the chow halls has got to be godawful.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 01:31 AM (SfYbS)

445 and don't make rash decisions. I would find a mentor who served or even people here but someone to be a sounding board, not just the recruiter.

I am not being negative here, it is just a smart way to go about things.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:34 AM (hHxp2)

446 Anyone have any experiences with the Army reserves? It's my last year and I'm strongly considering enlisting.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:22 AM (IYHxL)

---
i spent most of the 20 years, 11 months and some very odd days of my illustrious military career with the CA ARNG, but several in the Army Reserve.

RL email is in my nick, and i'll answer what questions i can, with the proviso that i was in from 81-03.

there's also some good suggestions above this.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:35 AM (i6uJ1)

447 The FFL is probably the best language school in the world. They speak French, and you WILL speak French or you are gone. It is as simple as that.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:35 AM (hHxp2)

448 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:30 AM (hHxp2)

Lol I've heard Bout asking for promises in writing. It means absolutely dick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:36 AM (IYHxL)

449 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:35 AM (i6uJ1)

Thanks bro. I'll reach out later today.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:37 AM (IYHxL)

450 Snuck sounds more natural to me too. I was editing someone else's document last week and he used "sneaked." Had to look it up. Seemed totally alien to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 23, 2020 01:40 AM (H5knJ)

451 Good Morning Morons

Liqour in grocery stores? Here in the SE grocery stores are not allowed to sell liquor. The first time I saw this was in the early 70s when I was in CA. I was flabbergasted when I went in a grocery store and saw liquor for sale.

Posted by: Vic at May 23, 2020 01:43 AM (mpXpK)

452
Lol I've heard Bout asking for promises in writing. It means absolutely dick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:36 AM (IYHxL)

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not true at all...

i got out of my Army Reserve contract and went back to the Guard, WITH my school training, which is why i went there to begin with, because they had promised me a bonus they weren't supposed to.

it was all there in the contract, and, since it was invalid, i walked on having to stay for the 6 years i had signed for.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:43 AM (i6uJ1)

453 snuck is perfectly good, and proper English.

anyone who says otherwise is at least partially illiterate.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:44 AM (i6uJ1)

454 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:43 AM (i6uJ1)

Ah it was in the contract. Then that makes sense.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:44 AM (IYHxL)

455 Also six years? I thought most contracts were for four.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:45 AM (IYHxL)

456
Thanks bro. I'll reach out later today.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:37 AM (IYHxL)

---
i should be s*ber during the daylight hours, at least until Beer:30


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:46 AM (i6uJ1)

457 oh yeah, and i'm on the left coast, so account for time lag

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:46 AM (i6uJ1)

458 So I finally figured out the name of the book I mentioned up thread. It is "The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations". Considering people today it would probably be even more controversial. I don't even know if they are selling it new online. But if you like to read about language and pronunciation, it is a fun book I promise you. I love that the guy has an opinion. You don't have to agree with him on every word but at least he puts it out there.


I think I donated mine with way too many other books I want back.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:50 AM (hHxp2)

459 Man, I'm rewatching Tropic Thunder... it's definitely hilarious. But in all honesty, it's shot beautifully, has good writing and acting, soundtrack, etc. If it were a "serious" movie instead of a joke it could have won some awards.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 01:51 AM (h6CJG)

460 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 01:51 AM (h6CJG)

Favorite rapper ever. Go.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:53 AM (IYHxL)

461 Also six years? I thought most contracts were for four.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:45 AM (IYHxL)

---
not sure what the deal is now, but, BITD, you had an 8 year commitment, regardless of how you actually did it.

for instance, i signed for 6 with the Guard, initially, then extended for the last 2. i could have gone Individual Ready Reserve instead.

going Active, you sign for X years, depending on your MOS (skill), so they can get their money's worth out of you on AD, then you do the other years in the AR/NG/IRR.

after your initial 8 years, you can sign up for a variety of extensions, depending on what you negotiate. they wanted 6 years for me to go to Pharmacy Technician training, meaning i would have to serve in that skill for that amount of time, but i got out of that because they screwed up on the contract.

there have undoubtedly been some changes, but the basics of the system are likely the same, and you can use them to your advantage, if you are willy.

i was.


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:53 AM (i6uJ1)

462 455 Also six years? I thought most contracts were for four.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:45 AM (IYHxL)

depends on what you sign up for.

Advanced training is 6 years.
Like when I joined the Navy for Electronics in 79.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:54 AM (NgKpN)

463 Favorite rapper ever. Go.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:53 AM (IYHxL)

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rap has sucked ever since NWA broke up.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:55 AM (i6uJ1)

464 Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:55 AM (i6uJ1)

That's a bit harsh.

Also romeo and red thanks for the information

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:56 AM (IYHxL)

465 So I finally figured out the name of the book I
mentioned up thread. It is "The Big Book of Beastly Mispronunciations".
Considering people today it would probably be even more controversial. I
don't even know if they are selling it new online. But if you like to
read about language and pronunciation, it is a fun book I promise you. I
love that the guy has an opinion. You don't have to agree with him on
every word but at least he puts it out there.


I think I donated mine with way too many other books I want back.



Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 01:50 AM (hHxp2)

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available for free here as a PDF download:

https://ifarus.com/the-big-book-beastly-charles-harrington-elster

also on Amazon, if you want a hardcopy

you're welcome

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:57 AM (i6uJ1)

466 Favorite rapper ever. Go.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:53 AM (IYHxL)

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Shit, man.

Too $hort, or Willy D from Geto Boys.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 01:58 AM (h6CJG)

467 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 01:58 AM (h6CJG)

Gotta be honest. Didn't expect either of those names.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:59 AM (IYHxL)

468 That's a bit harsh.



Also romeo and red thanks for the information

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:56 AM (IYHxL)

---
i has NWA tapes that they sold on the street, before they got a record deal...

i found them back when i spent a good part of the 80's repoing cars in all the best parts of Lost Angels...

besides, i got my people skills in the Infantry.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:00 AM (i6uJ1)

469 Liqour in grocery stores? Here in the SE grocery
stores are not allowed to sell liquor. The first time I saw this was in
the early 70s when I was in CA. I was flabbergasted when I went in a
grocery store and saw liquor for sale.


Posted by: Vic at May 23, 2020 01:43 AM (mpXpK)

Last time I was in St. Louis County you could get mini-bottles at the checkout at gas stations.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 02:00 AM (6j2Bg)

470 Gotta be honest. Didn't expect either of those names.
Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:59 AM (IYHxL)

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Yeah... I got Uncut Dope by forging my dad's info for Columbia House when I was little (got in yuuuuge trouble). My buddy in seventh grade had Cocktails. We ditched school to smoke weed in the runoff culvert by 6th & Wadsworth. Played both on the CD player all day.

Both of us were hooked for life.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 02:04 AM (h6CJG)

471 depends on what you sign up for.



Advanced training is 6 years.

Like when I joined the Navy for Electronics in 79.

Posted by: Romeo13 at May 23, 2020 01:54 AM (NgKpN)

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or you can get it for signing up for certain MOS's to get a bonus.

i took 6 as a TOW missile crewman to get a cash bonus.

it all varies as to what they need, what you want, and what you're willing to trade for. enlisting is very much a negotiation, and you need to make sure what your signing has *everything* you wanted written down.

another thins is that, if you sign up for school X on active duty, and you flunk out, you will now be given a very short list of other skills to chose from, based upon what your service needs at the time.

i knew people who signed up for a medical skill that, when they were dropped, were offered things like helicopter refueling.

not sure how it w*rks with Reservists though, especially since they would have to fund a second school for the person.

(yes, active duty bills the reserves budget for training)

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:07 AM (i6uJ1)

472 Good evening all. Since I'm up, let's take a look at what's happening at Anzio this week in 1944. The "Sitzkrieg" is about to end and anticipation of the big breakout is building:


21 May
Attack postponed for 24 hours so we aren't moving. Very quiet day. We have our programs all out. The P-51's are squared away and every thing seems set. Tomorrow we move - subject to change.

22 May
No change. We moved to a little valley south of Conca (977 212). There is a little farm house here - we eat in the stable. The farmer has a wife and three kids with a fourth on the way. How they can live in this nest of activity I don't know. Tomorrow is the day.

23 May
As per schedule the attack rolled at 0630. 1 Armd, 3Div and SSF making the effort. All other units either patrolling actively or going out on one of their own. Progressing steadily and up to expectations. A bunch of us went up on the hill behind our CP to watch the show. This is only a couple hundred yards from a Long Tom battery. As we sat there the battery was CB'd. Old Mother Earth felt awfully good for a while.
Reports about midnight indicate over 1000 PW's taken and attack going fairly well.



I was amazed at the mention of a farm family living through the whole 5 months essentially in No Man's Land.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:07 AM (Fc5rx)

473 red - that's a bad ass story.

YD - similarly cool story.

I remember when my mom found my Mystikal CD. I didn't get in big trouble.but I got a talking to. The main message was "these guys dont represent real life."

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:08 AM (IYHxL)

474 When I joined the Navy in 1970 I had to sign up for 6 years to get the rating I wanted. The first 2 years were spent in training.

Posted by: Vic at May 23, 2020 02:09 AM (mpXpK)

475 Also I haven't heard Columbia Records since they were called Columbia/Ruffhouse.

Christ.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:10 AM (IYHxL)

476 available for free here as a PDF download:

https://ifarus.com/the-big-book-beastly-charles-harrington-elster

also on Amazon, if you want a hardcopy

you're welcome


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 01:57 AM (i6uJ1)

it is a great hit the head book if you know what I mean and of course you do. You can flip to any entry and either learn something of get pissed at the guy.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:10 AM (hHxp2)

477 Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 02:04 AM (h6CJG)


How is Vanessa doing?

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 02:12 AM (6j2Bg)

478 Two kittehs chasing each other through the house sounds like a herd of cattle at o dark thirty.

Posted by: SMH at May 23, 2020 02:14 AM (RU4sa)

479 Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:07 AM (Fc5rx)


I apologize if you posted this on the day, but could you post your dad's entry for May 8? That's my dad's b-day, although he showed up in 1945.

Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 02:14 AM (6j2Bg)

480 Muldoon, thanks. Gold.

But why would a guy in field artillery be talking about P-51s?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)

481 Muldoon, that's your pop's journal entries? That's cool AF. Thank you for sharing fam.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (IYHxL)

482 Lol I've heard Bout asking for promises in writing. It means absolutely dick.

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 01:36 AM (IYHxL)

well my advice was free. Dick or not you got what you paid for.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (hHxp2)

483 took 6 as a TOW missile crewman to get a cash bonus.

it
all varies as to what they need, what you want, and what you're willing
to trade for. enlisting is very much a negotiation, and you need to
make sure what your signing has *everything* you wanted written down.

another
thins is that, if you sign up for school X on active duty, and you
flunk out, you will now be given a very short list of other skills to
chose from, based upon what your service needs at the time.

i knew people who signed up for a medical skill that, when they were dropped, were offered things like helicopter refueling.

not sure how it w*rks with Reservists though, especially since they would have to fund a second school for the person.

(yes, active duty bills the reserves budget for training)


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:07 AM (i6uJ1)

I was 6x2 and you know what that means. I think they had active enlistments back then as short as two years. There was an IRR requirement though I believe.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:18 AM (hHxp2)

484 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (hHxp2)

I appreciate it and sorry if I came off like a dick. I've heard horror stories of promises made and not kept. What I DIDN'T know was if it's in the contract the military is bound by it

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:19 AM (IYHxL)

485 Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (hHxp2)



I appreciate it and sorry if I came off like a dick. I've heard
horror stories of promises made and not kept. What I DIDN'T know was if
it's in the contract the military is bound by it

Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:19 AM (IYHxL)

no worries. I understand the skepticism. I know I am only trying to be helpful and so are the other posters. Good luck to you with whatever you decide.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 02:22 AM (hHxp2)

486 I apologize if you posted this on the day, but could you post your dad's entry for May 8? That's my dad's b-day, although he showed up in 1945.

Actual VE Day.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 02:22 AM (gd9RK)

487 could you post your dad's entry for May 8?

******

Not much going on that day

May 8
Still cool. Quiet all day. Activity picked up after dark. Especially on ammo dumps where our boys are loading up tonight.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:23 AM (Fc5rx)

488 But why would a guy in field artillery be talking about P-51s?
Posted by: rhomboid

********

I wondered the same thing and am not sure. Two possibilities suggest themselves:

1. Perhaps he was coordinating fighter aircraft cover for the observation L4's for the major advance (doubtful)

2. A P-51 in this context was not the Mustang, but some paperwork designation related to their firing programs for the assault.

Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:26 AM (Fc5rx)

489 How is Vanessa doing?
Posted by: Vendette at May 23, 2020 02:12 AM (6j2Bg)

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Well, four surgeries later, the last shunt revision seems *fingers crossed* to have taken. Minor (topical) infection at old shunt site we are treating at home, instead of the hospital, thank G-d. She's shitting like a greased goose because of the antibiotic, but aside from that, she's fantastic. Sleeping peacefully beside me as we speak. The pressure in her skull has gone down dramatically, and it shows on her face and in her behavior too. She smiles whenever she isn't crying, and is moving much better.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 02:27 AM (h6CJG)

490 if your contract is bad, you have to be stubborn about it, or they will try to steamroller you.

i'm a Infantryman, Cavalry Trooper and a Taurus.

if you look up stubborn in the dictionary, you'll see my picture.

don't believe me? ask Resident 3vil... she'll tell you.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:28 AM (i6uJ1)

491 I appreciate it and sorry if I came off like a dick. I've heard

horror stories of promises made and not kept. What I DIDN'T know was if

it's in the contract the military is bound by it



Posted by: thathalfrican - Clark Kent with the glasses off at May 23, 2020 02:19 AM (IYHxL)
---the key take away is that they have to be in WRITING.

verbal BS from the recruiter is meaningless.

a written enlistment contract is just that: a legal contract, and totally enforceable. they HAVE to honor it, as long as you do your part.

ie not flunk out of school, academically. or basic due to failure of PT tests, doing stupid shit, etc.

you flunk out on PT, at least back in the day, they just sent you home, after they chaptered you out. depending on what code the did that under you might, or might not, be able to try again later.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:34 AM (i6uJ1)

492 Maybe someone else can enlighten us.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:26 AM (Fc5rx)

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where is Ana Puma when we need her?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:36 AM (i6uJ1)

493 But why would a guy in field artillery be talking about P-51s?

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 02:16 AM (El6T/)

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maybe to keep them out of the planned flight path of the shells?

a Mustang getting too near a 155 shell with a VT fuse would get real ugly, real quick.

but no idea why they wouldn't be using Jugs for the ground attack.

maybe as a CAP for the advance?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:39 AM (i6uJ1)

494 if the howitzers were firing at short range targets, the shells would go way up, before they came back down, so keeping a CAP out of their way would be mandatory.

let the Krauts do that: it could be amusing.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:41 AM (i6uJ1)

495 James Carville Predicts President Trump's Defeat in November

https://valorguardians.com/blog/?p=99944

Posted by: SMH at May 23, 2020 02:41 AM (RU4sa)

496 Also, I don't mean to cast any aspersions by noting that the first three surgeries were failures... brain surgery on infants is extremely difficult, risky, and prone to eventual failure, particularly when physical implants are in play (because of infection /rejection).

I won't name names, but the neurosurgeons at Children's Colorado are top notch, consummate professionals, and I can't thank or praise them highly enough.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 02:42 AM (h6CJG)

497 not even 2400 here on the Left Coast, and the thread is deader than progress under a Demonrat...

it's like i don't even know you people any more!


Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:43 AM (i6uJ1)

498 but no idea why they wouldn't be using Jugs for the ground attack.

maybe as a CAP for the advance?


*******

You lost me there. Jugs? CAP?

I suspect the entire sector would be potentially a hot zone and rapidly evolving in a fluid attack scenario, so preplanning fighter aircraft routes was probably not part of it.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:43 AM (Fc5rx)

499 I'm turning in. Night Horde.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable - Now With 25% More Malarky at May 23, 2020 02:45 AM (SfYbS)

500 There were no other mentions in the journal of Dad liasing with the Air Corps in any way.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:47 AM (Fc5rx)

501 Muldoon thanks, I'd guess paperwork too, and I don't think L-4s had escort (?) most of the time.

And Bander, in Moscow the real VE Day is May 9.

Always thought it was fitting that Germany was so evil, and was beaten so badly, they had to surrender twice.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 02:47 AM (El6T/)

502 Good friend's dad was an L-4 pilot in the Pacific. One combat mission, Saipan. Suffered a concussion, on the ground, sleeping, from the famous huge ammo dump explosion, never flew again. Did paperwork in New Caledonia - he scored. Also got to watch much of the Yamashita trial in Manila, where he was processing people for return to the US, and had lots of slow days.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 02:50 AM (El6T/)

503 I don't think L-4s had escort (?) most of the time.

********

That comports with everything I've read. Thanks for your insights.

I read this from an L4 pilot who was in the Pacific theater:

On one sortie a bullet came through the floor of the L-4, traveled upward between Gale's legs, passed through the bill of his "lucky" hat, and then exited through the top of the airplane. The incident was both shocking and thought provoking: Bruce Gale realized that one could get killed in his line of work.


Lucky hat, indeed.

Thought provoking, indeed!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:51 AM (Fc5rx)

504 Because of their capability for short take-off and landing, and using improvised airfields the L-4 and later L-5 in the ending stages of WWII were beginning to be used for casualty evacuation, a role that in Korea and Vietnam was taken over by helicopters.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:54 AM (Fc5rx)

505 Always thought it was fitting that Germany was so evil, and was beaten so badly, they had to surrender twice.


Lol. I did not know that.

The jug was the P-47.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 02:54 AM (gd9RK)

506 L-4 was essentially a Piper Cub.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 02:55 AM (Fc5rx)

507 My friend's dad had several interesting stories. I did his Library of Congress/Vets' History Project interview - after knowing him all my life.

He still had the menu from the graduation dinner at Fort Sill for his class of liaison pilots. It didn't even look old.

He shipped out to the Pacific on the escort carrier Gambier Bay, one of the two lost at the Battle of Leyte Gulf.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 02:55 AM (El6T/)

508 Combat Air Patrol

fighters over a certain area to provide defense from enemy aerial attack.

and yes, the P-47 Thunderbolt was nicknamed "Jug"

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 02:59 AM (i6uJ1)

509 My friend's dad had several interesting stories. I did his Library of Congress/Vets' History Project interview - after knowing him all my life.

*******

Nice that you got that opportunity. I never talked with my dad about his experiences in WWII. I was vaguely aware of the journal, but didn't really delve into until after Dad had died in '03.

If you were 20 years old in 1940 you'd be turning 100 this year. That generation is almost gone.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 03:00 AM (Fc5rx)

510 Oddly, neither the US or Russia accepted German surrender until '91... neither recognized a "Germany" that could offer or accept terms.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:01 AM (h6CJG)

511 Bander, it is an interesting footnote.

Jodl signed the papers in the middle of the night with senior Allied officers in Reims, France, on May 7, effective 11PM May 8. So there's our VE Day.

For some reason the Soviets weren't entirely satisfied with this, and insisted it happen all over again, with their senior officers, in Berlin, evening of May 8, effective May 9 - thus, Victory Day in Russia.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 03:01 AM (El6T/)

512 Muldoon, yes they're about gone. I find it very depressing and discouraging. Not mortality, but the general ignorance and lack of interest.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 03:04 AM (El6T/)

513 Oddly, neither the US or Russia accepted German surrender until '91... neither recognized a "Germany" that could offer or accept terms.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:01 AM (h6CJG)


IIRC, Germany didn't finish paying France WWI reparations until 1988.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2020 03:05 AM (Y8PSl)

514 And speaking of WWII, yesterday at the range two interesting young Russian immigrants had something I've never seen before, a DP-27 light machine gun, the basic Red Army light machine gun during the war. You'd recognize the distinctive flat, round saucer-shaped magazine that sits on top.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 03:06 AM (El6T/)

515 I find it very depressing and discouraging. Not mortality, but the general ignorance and lack of interest.
Posted by: rhomboid



********

I hear you, brother. Enough said.

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 03:07 AM (Fc5rx)

516 And on that note I'm out.

Neuropathy with intractable pain sucks. Macular degeneration sucks.

And yet we...


...endeavour to persevere.

Good night folks. Thanks for letting me play!

Posted by: Muldoon at May 23, 2020 03:09 AM (Fc5rx)

517 And speaking of WWII, yesterday at the range two
interesting young Russian immigrants had something I've never seen
before, a DP-27 light machine gun, the basic Red Army light machine gun
during the war. You'd recognize the distinctive flat, round
saucer-shaped magazine that sits on top.

Posted by: rhomboid at May 23, 2020 03:06 AM (El6T/)

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here in #Failifornia?

how did that get in, or was it semi-auto only?

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 03:10 AM (i6uJ1)

518 Night, Muldoon. Feel better, if you can.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:11 AM (h6CJG)

519 Ever wish you knew more before life stuff happened to you?

1978 was my first time in Germany. Girl I was hot for took me home to meet her parents. Dad, now a doctor, had been at Stalingrad. I had heard the word, but I was eighteen. I knew nothing.

I remember him saying he had respect for the Russians because they were fighting in those conditions sometimes without boots. I have no idea how he survived. I didn't know what I should have asked him. I met a bit of history and blew it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 03:12 AM (gd9RK)

520 It must be weird to be a reconstructed puppet state that nobody will officially recognize, including the occupying sponsor state, due to an erstwhile Alliance with the opposing claimant. That's a trip.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:15 AM (h6CJG)

521 Well, keep the thread alive 'cause this boy's tuckered out.

Posted by: RickZ at May 23, 2020 03:22 AM (Y8PSl)

522 The victorious American states managed an official reunification/official recognition in 12 years rather than 46, by contrast.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:26 AM (h6CJG)

523 So Hertz is filing for bankruptcy. They own a lot more brands than Hertz. I am a bit surprised they are going down as people still need to rent cars right? I guess i see where they would have some issues but you would be surprised how many companies are blowing it out based on the Dem Panic.

I wish all who work for Hertz well but I am pretty blaise about the brand itself. I remember when they told NRA members to get stuffed a few years ago.

We are better than that. We don't step on people when they are down. Good luck Hertz. I bet you at least have NRA members to back you...uh,....never mind.

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 03:29 AM (hHxp2)

524 Ok this baby is demanding food and affection now. I'll catch y'all on the flipside. Have a good one!

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2020 03:33 AM (h6CJG)

525 ver wish you knew more before life stuff happened to you?



1978 was my first time in Germany. Girl I was hot for took me home
to meet her parents. Dad, now a doctor, had been at Stalingrad. I had
heard the word, but I was eighteen. I knew nothing.



I remember him saying he had respect for the Russians because they
were fighting in those conditions sometimes without boots. I have no
idea how he survived. I didn't know what I should have asked him. I met
a bit of history and blew it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 03:12 AM (gd9RK)

no worries. I met a few like that. I was in London and Paris during the 50th anniversary. Everyone treated those guys like rock stars. Today they don't teach history and if they do it is warbled trash that the biggest lefty historian of the 90s would decry. That is what has changed. Do we even have historians anymore?

Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 03:34 AM (hHxp2)

526 still here, intermittently...

catching up on other blogs in between

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 03:57 AM (i6uJ1)

527 Mornin'

(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 23, 2020 03:57 AM (lhpkw)

528 Before the recession we've caused

========
I don't accept this formulation.
It's more accurate to say 'the recession that Americans allowed the Democrats to create'.

Posted by: Vlad the Impaler, whittling away like mad at May 23, 2020 03:58 AM (d6mdH)

529 I remember him saying he had respect for the Russians because they were fighting in those conditions sometimes without boots. I have no idea how he survived. I didn't know what I should have asked him. I met a bit of history and blew it.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at May 23, 2020 03:12 AM (gd9RK)


I had a similar opportunity and also blew it. The guy I met was visiting a friend of mine in the US. Missing both arms from just above the wrist from shell fragments that hit the truck he was driving.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 23, 2020 04:17 AM (wGeit)

530 Today they don't teach history and if they do it is warbled trash that the biggest lefty historian of the 90s would decry. That is what has changed. Do we even have historians anymore?
Posted by: Quint at May 23, 2020 03:34 AM (hHxp2)


Today's historians have a similar role to the firemen of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 23, 2020 04:19 AM (wGeit)

531 Probably was one of the first to predict bankruptcies from the shutdown, thoughf some big companies would but they are really piling up fast.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 04:27 AM (ZCEU2)

532 The "Appellate Court Lawyer" thread yesterday was a great example of the pooling of Horde-knowledge. Fun read.

Posted by: m at May 23, 2020 04:38 AM (5Yo9J)

533 Saw this, thought of rickl. I miss his space enthusiasm

It's official: SpaceX is 'go' to launch NASA astronauts on Crew Dragon spaceship
https://tinyurl.com/y97mpwbm

Mornin', all

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 04:39 AM (Z/jzm)

534 NY with 142 was the biggest jump in deaths out of NY, NJ, Pa, Michigan took off 61 on their list. Beginning of week I said Pa would catch Michigan but still 174 behind from being 500 around Monday.
Massachusetts is between NY/NJ and Michigan, Pa.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 04:40 AM (ZCEU2)

535 Did get to watch lots of rocket launches because of rickl

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 04:42 AM (ZCEU2)

536 MLii Wisconsin stays pretty consistent with thir numbers, 9 fatalities listed to Covid-19 in last 24 hours.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 04:44 AM (ZCEU2)

537 They are doing a lot more testing here. I read the percentage of positive cases is holding at 8%

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 04:48 AM (Z/jzm)

538 Beginning of week I said Pa would catch Michigan but still 174 behind from being 500 around Monday.

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Gov. Wolfie is saying that he is moving the most rural counties to Code Green, and will move the Philly region to Code Yellow next Friday "if conditions permit". Dunno what our imbecile mayor is planning yet.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 23, 2020 04:54 AM (mgJUX)

539 Today's historians have a similar role to the firemen of Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451.

Posted by: Ace's liver at May 23, 2020 04:19 AM (wGeit)|
---
too true an analogy to be amusing.

i am so glad every day i'm not any younger, healthier and that i had no kids.

i'm beyond tired of this shit, and i can't even begin to imagine bequeathing this shit storm to my progeny, no matter how much i did to try and stop it.

beyond sad.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 04:57 AM (i6uJ1)

540 Dunno what our imbecile mayor is planning yet.

Posted by: Midnight Rambler at May 23, 2020 04:54 AM (mgJUX)

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something stupid?

just a SWAG on my part, based on my imbecile mayor Garstasi, here in Lost Angels.

likely a pretty safe one though.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 04:59 AM (i6uJ1)

541 It was announced yesterday that all the county park pools (Milwaukee county) would not open this summer. And no life guards at the main beach on Lake Michigan.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 05:00 AM (Z/jzm)

542 We had more than NY listed with 115 fatalities, and as said been catching Michigan slowly. Cant not see a continuation of my house arrest after this next Friday. Week ago still were 30 counties with 0 or 1 deaths in last 3 months. Pa broke down their website to different blocks, deaths are on a separate page so harder to compair them as the counties without are not listed on it.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:01 AM (ZCEU2)

543 The water parks in Wisconsin Dells (tourist destination North of Madison) are reopening.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 05:02 AM (Z/jzm)

544 It has definitely picked up, business-wise at work this past week We are beginning to have shortages of some products due to manufacturers having shortages, and some are only producing their core products. Heard this from both Coke and Pepsi reps.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 05:06 AM (Z/jzm)

545 Saw a lot of customers who I hadn't seen in weeks. They had been working at home, or off work and now back. Several of my older-than-60 customers were out and about after following the stay at home orders.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 05:09 AM (Z/jzm)

546 Been trying to decide if I am up or not, but guess I am so might as well go make coffee.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:15 AM (ZCEU2)

547 Not wanting to get out of bed yet. Overcast this morning, matches my mood.

I can see the sunrise from my bedroom window. Won't be a pretty one today.

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 05:24 AM (Z/jzm)

548 It poured on my way home yesterday, actually put truck in 4wd because I was driving through small ponds on the roads. Saying continuation of rain today, radar showing that.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:28 AM (ZCEU2)

549 Buen dia queridas. Results from my test not posted yet, but symptoms persist. Probably just a cold.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2020 05:28 AM (EZebt)

550 That Audi A8 that won the Cannonball Run was a diesel.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2020 05:28 AM (pGnDm)

551 Weather will be wonderful here this weekend, but until I get the result, I'm trapped in my 20x25 backyard!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at May 23, 2020 05:32 AM (EZebt)

552 Kayleigh McEnany is taking the approach that I would have taken years ago.

"You are not fit for purpose, but I can tell you how to change that."

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2020 05:36 AM (LxTcq)

553
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at May 23, 2020 05:41 AM (5IBwc)

554 550 I am not surprised, last time got to watch LeMans diesels were doing well for the top rujnners.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:41 AM (ZCEU2)

555 Skip, ETEX is calling for 7 days straight rain. Better run the weedeater today.

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2020 05:50 AM (XhWtx)

556 Good morning!

A good day yesterday, an Indigo Bunting stopped off at our feeders.
Now all we need is a Scarlet Tanager and our usual migratories are done.

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 05:50 AM (vd8XM)

557 Cup of coffee and a lap cat, now just waiting for a dose of Krak

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:50 AM (ZCEU2)

558 The water parks in Wisconsin Dells (tourist destination North of Madison) are reopening.
Posted by: My life is insanity

I wonder what kind of plan they had to submit to do this. Only 10 people in those giant pools at a time?

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 05:52 AM (vd8XM)

559 Too early for Krak, Work.

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2020 05:53 AM (XhWtx)

560 shit... almost 3AM...

i need to get my NOT drunk ass to bed.

hasta, y'all!

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 23, 2020 05:56 AM (i6uJ1)

561 Krak soon will be here

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 05:58 AM (ZCEU2)

562 4 day weekend, get to sleep in as long as I desire, and....up at the same damn time.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:00 AM (6Swfv)

563 I wonder what kind of plan they had to submit to do this. Only 10 people in those giant pools at a time?
Posted by: Bruce


Scuba gear.

Posted by: mikeski at May 23, 2020 06:00 AM (P1f+c)

564 4 day weekend, get to sleep in as long as I desire, and....up at the same damn time.
Posted by: jsg

I've been doing that for the 10 years I've been retired.

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:01 AM (vd8XM)

565 Scuba gear.
Posted by: mikeski

LOL

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:02 AM (vd8XM)

566 Just want to mention again, mentioning Krak is a no-no on the ONT

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:04 AM (ZCEU2)

567
I've been doing that for the 10 years I've been retired.
Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:01 AM (vd8XM)

I wouldn't mind if I could go outside and get started but it's raining until mid-morning here so it feels like a waste of good sleep time.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:04 AM (6Swfv)

568 So no Krak of Dawn ?

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:05 AM (6Swfv)

569 I wouldn't mind if I could go outside and get started but it's raining until mid-morning here so it feels like a waste of good sleep time.
Posted by: jsg

I know. I feel as if I should do something productive, like exercise.

I hate to exercise

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

570 >>I know. I feel as if I should do something productive, like exercise.

I hate to exercise
Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

Exercise your mind here at AoSHQ...

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 06:08 AM (Z/jzm)

571 I know. I feel as if I should do something productive, like exercise.

I hate to exercise
Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:06 AM (vd8XM)

4 reals. All of our exercise equipment doubles as clothes hangers.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:08 AM (6Swfv)

572 Got the grass cut here yesterday afternoon. Push mower that I did at super speed to beat the rain. That counts as double the exercise, right?

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 06:11 AM (Z/jzm)

573 I have to get my new water heater connected, first have to go get a circuit breaker and wire and get that ran to the heater.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:11 AM (ZCEU2)

574 What will the mastermind called Sneakyfingers Joe do today, to beat Sneakyfingers Joe in the election? Wait, its Saturday. He's off till Tuesday.

Posted by: Menack at May 23, 2020 06:12 AM (buTO7)

575 If your bored , the link to XBradTC's twitter is interesting

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:13 AM (ZCEU2)

576 572 Got the grass cut here yesterday afternoon. Push mower that I did at super speed to beat the rain. That counts as double the exercise, right?
Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 06:11 AM (Z/jzm)

Damn right it counts as double. Cut mine Thursday night and glad I did. It would have been a jungle by the time I would have been able to cut it again.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:13 AM (6Swfv)

577 Exercise your mind here at AoSHQ...

Posted by: My life is insanity

I count my steps when I get walk to get my second cuppa

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:13 AM (vd8XM)

578 Damn right it counts as double. Cut mine Thursday night and glad I did. It would have been a jungle by the time I would have been able to cut it again.
Posted by: jsg

We mowed on Wednesday. Grass so long we found some of Hillarys missing emails.

Probably mow again on Monday. The rest of the week is showing rain

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

579 "RED STATES ARE SUPPRESSING THE NUMBERS BECAUSE OF #BADORANGEMAN!!!"

The reasoned commentary among the TDS sufferers at work this morning.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:15 AM (MVR7y)

580 AND you keep track of what cup you're on, Bruce. A real Moron over-achiever!

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 23, 2020 06:16 AM (YqED9)

581 Grass really looks lush and a nice deep green, though. Weed and feed works great.
Downside is 2 cuts a week for a while.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:16 AM (6Swfv)

582 "RED STATES ARE SUPPRESSING THE NUMBERS BECAUSE OF #BADORANGEMAN!!!"

The reasoned commentary among the TDS sufferers at work this morning.
Posted by: Puddleglum

So we must increase ours!

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:16 AM (vd8XM)

583 AND you keep track of what cup you're on, Bruce. A real Moron over-achiever!
Posted by: Hierominous Botch

It's easy for me. I drink two cups. I already had one, how many do I have left to drink?

Biden: "Paste!"

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:17 AM (vd8XM)

584 The rest of the week is showing rain
Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:15 AM (vd8XM)

After this morning we are clear for a few days. To me, nothing is quite so depressing as day upon day of rain and clouds. It wears on you.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:18 AM (6Swfv)

585 575 there are a set of tapered steps on a picture on May 20 I don't get. Seems in a commercial building but can't reason why they would work there.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:19 AM (ZCEU2)

586 579 "RED STATES ARE SUPPRESSING THE NUMBERS BECAUSE OF #BADORANGEMAN!!!"

The reasoned commentary among the TDS sufferers at work this morning.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:15 AM (MVR7y)

Why do they care about red states ? They want all of y'alls to die anyway.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:20 AM (6Swfv)

587 I've got to go out and take a walk, then see if I can get some sleep in.

I don't know about you guys, but my sleep schedule has been totally random lately. Still getting a healthy number of hours in, but with 2-3 hour naps. If you're wondering how I can get anything useful done on that kind of schedule, you can stop because I can't and haven't.

Posted by: Hierominous Botch at May 23, 2020 06:20 AM (YqED9)

588 I don't have to watch MSNBC or read Huff Post. I just listen to my co-workers. It's 'enlightening'.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:21 AM (MVR7y)

589 Bankruptcy courts are going to be very busy this year. Lots of company's big and small are going to have to wait in line.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2020 06:21 AM (1BIQV)

590 >>After this morning we are clear for a few days. To me, nothing is quite so depressing as day upon day of rain and clouds. It wears on you.
Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:18 AM (6Swfv)

Definitely. I'm trying to be motivated to get some indoor projects done this weekend. My prioritizing skills have been lacking and I can't seem to focus on completing everything.

Oh! Look! Squirrel!

Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 06:22 AM (Z/jzm)

591 Taking two months out of a company budget's income is going to kill off lots, and expenses don't stop.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:24 AM (ZCEU2)

592
Definitely. I'm trying to be motivated to get some indoor projects done this weekend. My prioritizing skills have been lacking and I can't seem to focus on completing everything.

Oh! Look! Squirrel!
Posted by: My life is insanity at May 23, 2020 06:22 AM (Z/jzm)

I have the bigs and the smalls and work them accordingly. Painting the mudroom on Monday. Garage needs an hour of attention, which is a perfect small job this morning. And the neverending weeding and maintenance.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:26 AM (6Swfv)

593 Even my month off didn't wreck my sleep schedule to much, was staying up until the ONT showed but getting up was still same more or less.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:26 AM (ZCEU2)

594 Taking two months out of a company budget's income is going to kill off lots, and expenses don't stop.
Posted by: Skip

It's the company's fault for not having a vault of cash to fall back on.
Plus they're so inflexible to not be able to react to whatever I think we should do now to stop the spread.
We're all in this together.

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:27 AM (vd8XM)

595 588 I don't have to watch MSNBC or read Huff Post. I just listen to my co-workers. It's 'enlightening'.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:21 AM (MVR7y)

You spelled infuriating wrong.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:27 AM (6Swfv)

596 535: jsg, It's always good to know what the 'enemy' is thinking.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:29 AM (MVR7y)

597 It doesn't help that business owners are told what to do by people who have never had to make payroll or missed a paycheck ever.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:29 AM (6Swfv)

598 NOOOOD

Posted by: Bruce at May 23, 2020 06:31 AM (vd8XM)

599 596 535: jsg, It's always good to know what the 'enemy' is thinking.
Posted by: Puddleglum at work at May 23, 2020 06:29 AM (MVR7y)

Point taken, but can you really call that thinking?

NPC's, the lot of them.

Posted by: jsg at May 23, 2020 06:32 AM (6Swfv)

600 Bruce in a perfect world everyone woujld have months of cash reserves, but that will never happen. Any company in not great shape gets exposed pulling a rug out it never expected to be yanked.
We are in uncharted territory.

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2020 06:33 AM (ZCEU2)

601 Restaurants can open, but with all the restrictions, they can't see anyway out. I go to a family owned restaurant, they own the building which helps. But they feel they might as well stay closed, and wait it out.All 5 of the local Denny's are closed for good.

Posted by: Colin at May 23, 2020 06:33 AM (1BIQV)

602 Don't know the context of the entry but several items came share the same designation. This is another P-51.
https://preview.tinyurl.com/ybmmpmvr

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