First-World Problems...Part [I Have Lost Count]

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How they work for as long as they do is actually pretty impressive. They are at ground level, exposed to the elements and extreme changes in temperature, so I guess I shouldn't be too exercised by this common problem.

My assumption is that the cylinder is eroded by dirt and the shaft, and eventually both build up enough friction that it doesn't always return to ground level. The fix is temporary but easy...a squirt of silicone lubricant and it works fine for months.

Part of my property is a thin layer of topsoil over red rock, so I am in a never-ending battle with erosion. That requires adding topsoil and reseeding every few years on the thinnest portions, and if I don't water for a few minutes every day, it will be wasted as the seeds blow away or simply don't grow.

Yes, it is a titanic struggle with nature; on par with having to hunt for my food every day and fending off larger predators who are hell bent on eating me and my family.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 Land mines are

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (OjZpE)

2 Losing track of your first world problems is a first world problem.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (NWiLs)

3 Spacious!

Posted by: Michael the Texan ✪ at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (9IdCK)

4 Is that a landmine or a sprinkler?

Posted by: Methos at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

5 4 Is that a landmine or a sprinkler?
Posted by: Methos at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

Blood makes the grass grow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

6 Definitely a toe-popper.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 02:02 PM (/Dgcm)

7 5 4 Is that a landmine or a sprinkler?
Posted by: Methos at September 13, 2020 02:01 PM (kOpft)

Blood makes the grass grow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

And bone meal is good for the vegetables - just say'n.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (Rvt88)

8 I compost my garden which started as mostly clay soil, after 15 years it's good.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (OjZpE)

9 hahaha i also thought that was some kind of anti personnel mine...

Posted by: Jack Burton, who gives no fucks at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (1+Jvs)

10 For a second thought you were talking about land mines.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (2TxKA)

11 We are a smart military blog...

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:05 PM (2TxKA)

12 Landmine or sprinkler? Same difference walking on it

I knew what it was straight away, actually thankfully land mines are a 3rd world problem . Of course my advocating stringing them across the southern border would turn it into a problem for someone.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:06 PM (OjZpE)

13 A lawnmower also takes care of those pesky protruding pop-up sprinkler heads. :-)

Posted by: DC at September 13, 2020 02:07 PM (onMzM)

14 landmine!!!

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:07 PM (nUhF0)

15 Ah, my problem this am. Neighbors' irrigation system has a large leak. My back yard was flooded and they weren't home at the time.

Waiting for the husband to get home from church. SMH.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (R4aZ2)

16 Since I mentioned killing blackberries with Crossbow on the last thread, I wanted to add one thing: we were told by professionals that blackberries go into a lockdown mode if it hasn't rained for awhile. If you use herbicides then, it's less effective. You want to apply just after a rain. The blackberries open back up and take in the herbicides through leaves and roots. We found it to be true. The only other effective way to kill them is distrubing the roots three years in a row.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (YynYJ)

17 Still struggling with virtual education for grandsons, school can't get its act together with Google classroom and zoom.

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (ONvIw)

18 Not sure I would put mining his yard past CBD if he could get them.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (OjZpE)

19 16 Since I mentioned killing blackberries with Crossbow on the last thread, I wanted to add one thing: we were told by professionals that blackberries go into a lockdown mode if it hasn't rained for awhile. If you use herbicides then, it's less effective. You want to apply just after a rain. The blackberries open back up and take in the herbicides through leaves and roots. We found it to be true. The only other effective way to kill them is distrubing the roots three years in a row.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (YynYJ)

Longbow is superior, of course.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (NWiLs)

20 And bone meal is good for the vegetables - just say'n.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (Rvt8

Blood meal makes the prettiest roses.

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (ONvIw)

21 Blood makes the grass grow.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:02 PM (NWiLs)

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It has electrolytes.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (pw+jk)

22 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

23 I always suspected CBD was into miners

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:10 PM (O+AcM)

24
Not sure I would put mining his yard past CBD if he could get them.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM (OjZpE)

If they made them small enough for squirrels and chipmunks I would do it in a flash!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:10 PM (xT2tT)

25 Blood makes the grass grow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:02 PM (NWiLs)


Kill! Kill! Kill!

Sorry just blacked out for a second there.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:10 PM (D/SYi)

26 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

That would cost me about $300/month.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (xT2tT)

27 I've never understood the love affair w lawns. IMO, it's another one of those things that, on your death bed, you don't regret not investing more time tending. As long as the weeds are a tolerable height, looks good to me.

Posted by: EveR at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (R0z7P)

28 Bambi loving leftists are allowing the area to become a deer wildlife refuge. To see deer running along Nassau Street is not unusual. In a non-first world place, the deer would become food not be fed

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (ONvIw)

29 we had a hell of a string of blackberries at a house we used to own. It took having a contractor with a small dozer/scraper to literally tear away parts of the hill they were growing on to get them out for good. the roots run long and deep in some areas and the damn things are hardy as hell. I've seen goats annihilate BB bushes in several days as well.
I never had any luck pruning or hitting them with pesticides. It was the scorched earth approach i described above that did it.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who gives no fucks at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (1+Jvs)

30
If they made them small enough for squirrels and chipmunks I would do it in a flash!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:10 PM (xT2tT)

I'll take the deer size

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (ONvIw)

31 It has electrolytes.
Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (pw+jk)


Its what plants need.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (D/SYi)

32 I water my lawn by hand with a hose in about 6 minutes. That's what you get for living in a 3rd world city.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (4BMGG)

33 Ultimate solution to sprinklers and landmines?

Pave everything.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (2TxKA)

34 25 Blood makes the grass grow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:02 PM (NWiLs)


Kill! Kill! Kill!

Sorry just blacked out for a second there.
Posted by: PUE 206

Marines make the blood flow!

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:13 PM (nUhF0)

35 That would cost me about $300/month.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (xT2tT)

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Which is what I pay for water too

Posted by: San Franpsycho at September 13, 2020 02:13 PM (4BMGG)

36 Blood makes the grass grow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo


I thought the blood was for the liberty trees?

Posted by: mikeski at September 13, 2020 02:14 PM (P1f+c)

37 Ultimate solution to sprinklers and landmines?

Pave everything.
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:12 PM (2TxKA)


...in glass. It's the only way to be sure.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 13, 2020 02:14 PM (AiZBA)

38 I did nothing to my St. Augustine grass in Houston during the drought. It came back after the first rain and did fine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:14 PM (FybfN)

39 Get some minesweepers up here and get that there stretch of road cleared ASAP.

By the way Toots Hibbert of Toots and The Maytals dead at 77.

Poor bastard.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 13, 2020 02:15 PM (Z+IKu)

40 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

That would cost me about $300/month.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11
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I have 7 zones at the lake house. Cost is zero. Free lake water.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at September 13, 2020 02:15 PM (cxolL)

41 Hey everybody.

Anna and DrWTF, so you're both Joni Mitchell fans? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:15 PM (L2ZTs)

42 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

That would cost me about $300/month.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (xT2tT)


Here in Califzuela we peons are punished for the failure of our Betters In Government to plan for the fact that a SoCal population of, you know, millions, is going to need a source of water. So, rather than engineer some dams and settling basins, we get this punitive, steeply-graduated rate structure. Use the King's water and pay with blood, peasant!

My water bill in August was just a shade under $300 and I only barely cracked Tier 2.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (guGkK)

43 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

That would cost me about $300/month.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

So do these neighbors. Not sure how long its been leaking because it comes on after I have left for work. No idea where the shut off valve it and they have chickens and bee hives. Makes for no enjoyment on the back patio.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (R4aZ2)

44 Marines make the blood flow!
Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:13 PM (nUhF0)


Take left foot! The Mighty, mighty left foot!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (D/SYi)

45 has anyone rigged special anti antifa sprinklers yet?

bleach and pepper spray maybe?

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (nUhF0)

46 I wouldn't build a tree museum. Send them to orbit Saturn instead.

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:17 PM (2TxKA)

47 Hey everybody.

Anna and DrWTF, so you're both Joni Mitchell fans? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:15 PM (L2ZTs)


Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got till it's gone.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 13, 2020 02:17 PM (AiZBA)

48 If Lego made sprinkler heads, they would look about like that.

Truly, I despise these watering systems. Every one I've watched closely, ends up being more trouble than it's worth, in terms of failing sprinkler heads, bad electrical switching or acutators out in the zones, etc.

Plus, NO kind of plastic long endures in the harsh Texas sun.

Give me some old-fashioned "tat-tat-tat-tat-TATTATTATTAT!" ratcheting/reciprocating sprinkler heads. Metal, preferably brass. And sticking up about 4" out of the ground atop thick copper pipes, set into landscape borders or other protective features.

And an analog, cam-wheel or "put the pin into the desired time-slot-on-the-wheel", electro-mechanical control box. Nothing computerized.

More or less a "set and forget" system, designed to work for 15 to 20 years.

The stuff they sell at the Big Box stores are pretty much 100% suckers' bet grade. And I'm not buying in.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2020 02:17 PM (QzJWU)

49
My water bill in August was just a shade under $300 and I only barely cracked Tier 2.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (guGkK)

this would necessitate me planting a lava rock yard with a few cacti placed about it.

Posted by: Jack Burton, who gives no fucks at September 13, 2020 02:17 PM (1+Jvs)

50 John Hinderaker at Powerline has a few words up about the 2 police officers shot. He says he blames BLM and includes all those corporations and businesses funding them .
I agree they have blood on their hands as well.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (OjZpE)

51 Still struggling with virtual education for grandsons, school can't get its act together with Google classroom and zoom.
Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:08 PM

Google Classroom is awful. Using it this spring, I had multiple problems, from students' submissions not showing up to answers not showing for practice questions. When I researched solutions, I found the same questions posted on Google Help - posted as long ago as four years and NEVER resolved.

I just did a Google training to incorporate all their educational tools. The first lesson was propaganda about how great Google is. The lesson on privacy and online safety was 20 minutes long, despite being listed as a 1-hour lesson.

As for Zoom, I can't use it at home because my anti-virus software rightfully identifies it as high-risk and goes to audio-only.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (/+bwe)

52 WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE BAYONET?!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

53 50 John Hinderaker at Powerline has a few words up about the 2 police officers shot. He says he blames BLM and includes all those corporations and businesses funding them .
I agree they have blood on their hands as well.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (OjZpE)

And I suppose you expect me to do something?

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (ONvIw)

54 Right now, my wife is putting the hurricane panels up covering the south-facing windows and front door. According to the local forecast, the maximum wind speed over the next few days is 35 mph. I tried to talk her out of putting up the panels, but no joy. *sigh*

Posted by: fly at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (2M/TV)

55 Lawn sprinklers are an excellent way to explain radio propagation; why you can sometimes talk with someone in Georgia or New Jersey from Michigan on 20 meters but can't hear someone just over in Indiana or Wisconsin.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (t+qrx)

56 Went xeriscape and switched off the drip irrigation years ago (sprinklers would only be for grass).

Meanwhile, the idiotic Senate GOP texts continue. This one from Perdue. "We're behind in Georgia". Then go commit suicide and take your colleagues and staff with you, cretin. If you're behind, in this environment, YOU are the problem.

Funny, when Tim Scott's idiotic message came, it said "as a black Republican" (can't recall whether it went full BLM and capitalized black), but Perdue's doesn't say "as a white Republican". Did Perdue forget the obligatory apartheid designation, or was Scott just playing the race-obsessed game from a different angle?



Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (OTzUX)

57 I'll send a pic in of my watering contraption

sits on a trailer I made, so could balance it perfectly

this is so I can use my Honda foreman to pull it around

pulls it easily but you wouldn't want to stop it on hill or anything like it

2- 300 gallon tanks with a 3 inch pump in the middle

mostly use it for trees and shrubs

but it can run four heavy duty sprinklers for 45 minutes

takes me 15 minutes from the end of my driveway to go to the river, fill up and return

used it once this year

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (O+AcM)

58 Sun and plastic in my experience don't work together for long.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (OjZpE)

59 Goats will eat them but they will come back. Pigs will dig up the roots and kill them.

I'm shocked it took two posts to get that longbow comment

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (YynYJ)

60 Lawn sprinklers are an excellent way to explain radio propagation; why you can sometimes talk with someone in Georgia or New Jersey from Michigan on 20 meters but can't hear someone just over in Indiana or Wisconsin.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:19 PM (t+qrx)



Hmm. My sprinklers are completely useless as a communication device. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (guGkK)

61 Notsothoreau, from the book thread: My GF's dad is being returned to Stayton after being evacuated last Tuesday.

Smoke is horrible here, and there is a heavy fog.

Temperatures are about 20F below what they were predicted at the beginning of the week so I suspect we have a wee bit of Nuclear Winter going on.
The sun was out here yesterday, a coppery orange disk I could look at directly.

Hoping for that rain on Monday or Tuesday. May get the smoke blown away this afternoon

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2020 02:21 PM (WyVLE)

62 Cicero - are those 2-month bills, like we have here?

You must have some real irrigation to do. I'm under half of your bill, and I assume prices are roughly the same (of course prices have risen here as the consumers complied with "conservation" pleas over the years - standard CA govt. behavior, abuse the citizenry, esp. when they cooperate).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:22 PM (OTzUX)

63 Kindly to, are you talking about SoCal?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:22 PM (L2ZTs)

64 You have 1st World problems?


Haha!

Posted by: Minneapolis and Portland at September 13, 2020 02:23 PM (KgzRF)

65 That should read Kindltot :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:23 PM (L2ZTs)

66 Luckly, I only pay $185 per year for irrigation water.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 02:23 PM (R4aZ2)

67 You need to use a lubricant that won't damage plastic parts and that will resist getting washed away by water.

Some will actually make things worse as they become gummy when they dry out and they also attract dirt and grit that will cause things to jam.

But then you knew that.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:23 PM (LH/PE)

68 Cicero - are those 2-month bills, like we have here?


One month, and not an unusually large amount of property. No pool.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:24 PM (guGkK)

69 52 WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE BAYONET?!
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THE SPIRIT OF THE BAYONET The will to meet and destroy the enemy in hand-to-hand combat is the spirit of the bayonet. It springs from the fighter's confidence, courage, and grim determination, and is the result of vigorous training. Through training, the fighting instinct of the individual soldier is developed to the highest point. The will to use the bayonet first appears in the trainee when he begins to handle it with facility, and increases as his confidence grows. The full development of his physical prowess and complete confidence in his weapon culminates in the final expression of the spirit of the bayonet-fierce and relentless destruction of the enemy. For the enemy, demoralizing fear of the bayonet is added to the destructive power of every bomb, shell, bullet, and grenade which supports and precedes the bayonet attack.

War Department Basic Field Manual 1943

tl;dr
TO KILL, SGT!

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:24 PM (nUhF0)

70 My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

That would cost me about $300/month.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (xT2tT)

Holy crap! I complain when my water/sewer bill totals more than $150 for the three-month billing cycle! How can anyone afford to have a lawn in those areas?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 13, 2020 02:25 PM (/+bwe)

71 Sun and plastic in my experience don't work together for long.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (OjZpE)



Have you tried burying the pipes?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:25 PM (guGkK)

72 I love traveling water sprinklers like this one I recently bought. Actually, I like the idea more than the actuality. The water jetting from the sprinkler arms turns the gears transmitting power to the wheels making the sprinkler crawl along the hose. Closest thing to perpetual motion devised by the mind of man.


https://amzn.to/3mbNgpg

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 02:25 PM (+y/Ru)

73 Hmm. My sprinklers are completely useless as a communication device. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (guGkK)


No, it's just this stupid solar cycle.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (t+qrx)

74 Hinderaker with the obvious observation months after it was obvious (not a criticism, just a fact).

THIS is the most surreal, repugnant, and possibly important aspect of the national racist-totalitarian festival since May - major institutions and corporations (publicly held) giving $ and support to a fringe racist outfit known to be nothing but a grifting hate group (though some play-act as "Marxist", a concept of which they don't have the slightest real understanding).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (OTzUX)

75
I've never understood the love affair w lawns. IMO, it's another one of those things that, on your death bed, you don't regret not investing more time tending. As long as the weeds are a tolerable height, looks good to me.
Posted by: EveR

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I read somewhere that we've been brainwashed about lawns. I can't even remember what I read, but they were intended for something else and now they've become ubiquitous and they should be rock gardens or -- I can't remember what the other thing was, maybe plain dirt or lots of bushes or maybe paving. I've seen plenty of lawn-alternatives that look great. Not a lawn to be seen in Tucson, that's for sure. All cactus all the time.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (G51Gf)

76
My FWP this week was my wife found her old walkman digging through some old stuff and decided she wanted to listen to some of her old cassettes. Of course it plays back slow with new batteries and searching the net you can adjust the playback speed with the turn of a screw, but every damn model has the little potentiometer in different place, so I a still trying to find it.

Husbanding is hard.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (r+sAi)

77 John Hinderaker at Powerline has a few words up about the 2 police officers shot. He says he blames BLM and includes all those corporations and businesses funding them. I agree they have blood on their hands as well.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (OjZpE)

And yet today will be a celebration of BLM in stadia across the land.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (uhPTO)

78 My god, you people spend a small fortune on water. We've been under water restrictions for a long time here in FL. My monthly city utility bill, including water, sewer, trash, etc. rarely breaks into triple digits.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:27 PM (NWiLs)

79 Well I stood up Laura and now Sally is after my ass. I am right in the middle of her path. Hopefully her path will shift to the northeast a bit. Otherwise I will find out what it is like to be in the eye of a hurricane.

We have decided to stay until the storm moves away or dies out and then, depending on the power situation, we may head for my sons house in Houston.


Bitch.

Posted by: Javems at September 13, 2020 02:27 PM (ofIwF)

80 73 Hmm. My sprinklers are completely useless as a communication device. Maybe I'm doing it wrong.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:20 PM (guGkK)

No, it's just this stupid solar cycle.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (t+qrx)

And that lying sonofabitch Johnson!

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:27 PM (NWiLs)

81 Cicero, wow.

Pot farm? Lily pad pools? How do you run up that kinda bill? Wonder if your prices are higher.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:27 PM (OTzUX)

82 WHAT IS THE SPIRIT OF THE BAYONET?!
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:18 PM (NWiLs)


TO KILL! Kill with Cold Blue Steel!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (D/SYi)

83 Since I mentioned killing blackberries with Crossbow on the last thread, I wanted to add one thing: we were told by professionals that blackberries go into a lockdown mode if it hasn't rained for awhile. If you use herbicides then, it's less effective. You want to apply just after a rain. The blackberries open back up and take in the herbicides through leaves and roots. We found it to be true. The only other effective way to kill them is distrubing the roots three years in a row.
Posted by: Notsothoreau


Or you could just give it to me ...

Killed every blackberry I've tried to grow.

Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (LPnfS)

84 Up in NW GA in the 00's there was a pretty severe drought caused in a good part by some legal disagreement I forget the details of now. But it just got progressively worse over time. First it was, you could only water a few times a week. Then, it was divided up by your address, even and odds. Then it was you could only water at night, then once every other week and then finally thou shall not put water upon thy yard ever. With the one comically insane caveat that if you had a new yard put in you could water it however you like for two months and then you were back to never water and your yard would die.

I didn't have an automated system so I was traipsing out around my rural yard at night in the dark with a head lamp
turning on faucets and stuff. Deer and possums walking through my yard at night looking at me like I'm an idiot. And then they canceled it all and my yard died.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (l6b3d)

85
I've never understood the love affair w lawns. IMO, it's another one of those things that, on your death bed, you don't regret not investing more time tending. As long as the weeds are a tolerable height, looks good to me.
Posted by: EveR at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (R0z7P)

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I actually enjoy it, even in July here on the Gulf Coast. I'm the guy that does all four acres, so it's a few hours spent 1) honorably and 2) without getting sniped at about how I ought to do it.

No watering but with the rain it's not necessary to do so. And when I'm done I can look upon the emerald sward and say to myself, "Oh, you splendid, splendid fellow!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (mht8P)

86 I thought it was a car part. Something off a water pump or whatever.

Posted by: Hands at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (786Ro)

87
I agree they have blood on their hands as well.
Posted by: Skip

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Skip, they're licking their fingers.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (G51Gf)

88 2019
@JoeBiden
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (1Dmt5)

89 Speaking of Solar cycle, how are the sun spots?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (2TxKA)

90 8 I compost my garden which started as mostly clay soil, after 15 years it's good.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM (OjZpE)


Are there any leftists left around your place?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (tW3KO)

91 My FWP this week was my wife found her old walkman digging through some old stuff and decided she wanted to listen to some of her old cassettes. Of course it plays back slow with new batteries and searching the net you can adjust the playback speed with the turn of a screw, but every damn model has the little potentiometer in different place, so I a still trying to find it.

Husbanding is hard.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (r+sAi)


"No, music was actually slower back then, but nobody had anything to compare it to."

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:29 PM (t+qrx)

92 Posted by: Minneapolis and Portland <<<<<<<
No longer first world.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at September 13, 2020 02:29 PM (r+sAi)

93 "No, music was actually slower back then, but nobody had anything to compare it to."
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:29 PM (t+qrx)

World used to be black and white too.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 02:29 PM (NWiLs)

94 Speaking of Solar cycle, how are the sun spots?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (2TxKA)


We're fine, thanks.

How are you?

Posted by: The Sun Spots at September 13, 2020 02:29 PM (guGkK)

95 Jay, LOL.
It's fun to leave their arms and legs sticking up out of the ground... ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:30 PM (L2ZTs)

96 saw a funny Biden meme:

When I'm.elected President, I'll send in the Salvation Army and Old Navy to stop the rioting.

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:30 PM (nUhF0)

97 Been meaning to mention, you know Chop/Chaz well Philadelphia within a few weeks sprouted 2 encampments of it's own. A month ago the plan was to clear them out but guess what? They both are still there and no signs of ending.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (OjZpE)

98 I read somewhere that we've been brainwashed about lawns. I can't even remember what I read, but they were intended for something else and now they've become ubiquitous and they should be rock gardens or -- I can't remember what the other thing was, maybe plain dirt or lots of bushes or maybe paving. I've seen plenty of lawn-alternatives that look great. Not a lawn to be seen in Tucson, that's for sure. All cactus all the time.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:26 PM (G51Gf)


My great grandfather said they were originally a firebreak. Then it took on a keeping up with the Jones aspect.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (D/SYi)

99 I read somewhere that we've been brainwashed about lawns. I can't even remember what I read, but they were intended for something else {...}
Posted by: Blonde Morticia


You needed the grass for the cow who gave you milk.

A manicured lawn with no cow meant you were wealthy enough to buy milk.

... one theory, anyway ...

Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (LPnfS)

100 Pot farm? Lily pad pools? How do you run up that kinda bill? Wonder if your prices are higher.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:27 PM (OTzUX)


If I had a pot farm I could at least write off part of the water bill as a business expense. Maybe I'll look into this.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (guGkK)

101 ...in glass. It's the only way to be sure.
Posted by: DR.WTF at September 13, 2020 02:14 PM (AiZBA)

I have a trailer and a small lawn. I had never owned a place where I had to mow the law before. Since I went into the service I hadn't mown a lawn till I got here. That was 40 years.

Needless to say I remembered how much a Pain in the ass it is. Even tho it's a small lawn. (8' x 65')

I plotted and schemed. I killed it for 2 years running as I was going to cover it in river rock and turn it into a rock garden.

The park owner said; NO.

So I hired a guy across the street to mow it.

Interestingly enough, the weed killer caused everything to die and not come back except clover which is a low growing plant so it worked out well cause before that grass could grow like 6" in a month. (lots of rain and sunshine here)

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (LH/PE)

102 If I could buy land mines, I'd consider putting a Trump 2020 sign in my front yard.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (KFnWd)

103 AstroTurf is big nowadays here in SoCal.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (L2ZTs)

104 @JoeBiden
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.
Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (1Dmt5)


Shorter version: "Blah blah blah, in addition blah blah, and in conclusion, blah blah blah."

Thanks for vapid sentiment, Joe. You "strengthened global health security?" What exactly does that mean?

"Mobilize the world to stop outbreaks?" What does THAT mean?

I pass over "building public trust" and "focusing on real threats" as I've now exceeded my ability to cope with such banality. How about "we must forward together?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (tW3KO)

105 for anyone that is into wild blueberries

there's a place nearby me

Sussmann's blueberries

they are the BEST blueberries evah

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (O+AcM)

106 California isn't the only place with water problems. Colorado has water issues too. Here in Douglas county just south of Denver our water is very expensive about 200 bucks a month. Wells are going dry. Still very few water storage projects are being built. Growth is off the charts. Where is the water going to come from. Do and Hawaii are the only states that have no water flowing into them. We stopped watering the lawn several years back the cost was just to high. Snow melt is our water source if we don't store it we are screwed.

Posted by: USNtakim at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (0OmEj)

107
UV light will degrade (non-treated) PVC pipe over time. Regular white plumbing PVC pipe, such as Sch. 40 or 80 or the SDR versions is not treated. Electrical grade PVC is usually treated to be sunlight resistant, but it's not pressure rated.

I was reading something the other day about the results of some tests they did on sunlight degraded PVC pipe. After a year, the tensile and compression strength did not degrade by any significant amount, but the impact strength was shot to hell.

That means it will still hold pressure, but it becomes brittle and a blow will cause it to break.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (rCwaK)

108 So are any GOP billionaires stepping up?

Posted by: Wtf at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (KgzRF)

109 you know Chop/Chaz well Philadelphia within a few weeks sprouted 2 encampments of it's own.

Until November and it gets cold.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (R4aZ2)

110 My lawnmower hungers for sprinkler heads that stick out that far above ground! I have some ground cover plantings in which the sprinkler head is hidden when off, but will come up 16" when it's turned on.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (V2Yro)

111 Yes, it is a titanic struggle with nature

Have you read The Care of the Lawn by Jack London?

Posted by: t-bird at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (lIIT7)

112 As the Universe expands, things naturally have to go slower. Or is it faster? Anyways, when it starts to shrink, look out!

Posted by: klaftern at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (RuIsu)

113
Um, politics for one second?

Can't believe my eyes, but Young Kim, who got the election harvested right out from under her two years ago, is running again in Orange County. I'm going to send her $20.

I'll send her opponent a lawn sprinkler and wait for the news story about his campaign evacuated after delivery of a land mine.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:34 PM (G51Gf)

114 Pablo, just electrify your sign. Always fun to find the leftists' charred carcasses the next morning.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:34 PM (L2ZTs)

115 Jim, here they have these giant rolling booms that have sprinkler heads on long dangly hoses that put the sprinkler just at the crop head height. They are like the central pivot irrigation systems, but they don't pivot, they just roll forward and the next day, back again.
they would have the cost of more equipment, but the benefit of never hitting the sprinkler head with the mower.

If I had an open yard, instead of trees and berries, I would consider that sort of solution.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2020 02:34 PM (WyVLE)

116 AstroTurf is big nowadays here in SoCal.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (L2ZTs)



Remember all the shit Lawndale took when it changed its traffic medians from grass to astroturf? I haven't heard it referred to as "Astrodale" lately but that was the joke for a while.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:34 PM (guGkK)

117 A manicured lawn with no cow meant you were wealthy enough to buy milk.
Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (LPnfS)


As the saying goes, why mow the lawn when you're paying for milk anyway? Also something? About a cow?

Posted by: hogmartin doesn't know how aphorisms work at September 13, 2020 02:34 PM (t+qrx)

118 My great grandfather said they were originally a firebreak. Then it took on a keeping up with the Jones aspect.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (D/SYi)


I think the affinity for lawns came from Britain, where lawns characterize stately manors. As the Brits say, wait 500 years and you'll have good lawn.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (tW3KO)

119 I rarely water my lawn during the summer so it turns brown and goes dormant. Rains will start again in a few weeks and the lawn will be back. My water sewer bill runs about $80 a month which too high for living in western Oregon. Most of the bill is for sewer charges.

Not watering cuts down on the mowing chore too.

Posted by: Beartooth at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (PJtXD)

120
My septic sprinkler heads are at least a foot above the ground so I don't run over them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (mht8P)

121 Interestingly enough, the weed killer caused everything to die and not come back except clover which is a low growing plant so it worked out well cause before that grass could grow like 6" in a month. (lots of rain and sunshine here)
Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (LH/PE)


Before broadleaf weed killer Dutch clover was considered a healthy lawn plant

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (D/SYi)

122 Wells are going dry. Still very few water storage projects are being built.

How much water would you like? We have too much.

Posted by: Three Stooges Dam at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (lIIT7)

123 I don't mind people who don't have neatly manicured lawns. Because then I can show everyone why I'm better than they are.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (V2Yro)

124 Note the utter scientific illiteracy of the stupid Biden tweet.

Note further that the false framework - that much can be done about respiratory viral epidemics, other than shelter the vulnerable and improve specific therapies - is fully embedded in everything the WH says, still. This morning, for example, Trump re-tweeting one of the worst scare-mongering incompetents/grifters of all (saying something), Scott Gottlieb.

Gottlieb talks about "holding on to the gains" of current drops in "cases" and hospitalizations.

"Gains". As if *we* did anything to make the natural and invariant pattern of a virus declining on the right side of its Gompertz distribution. FFS. They are not "gains" as a result of human action, and any "upsurge" will not be the result of *lack* of human action.

But as long as "leadership" in the country clings to this idiotic, baseless fantasy about how epidemics work, there will be the fear, and the political cheap shots, and the ruinous abuse of the citizens by states and counties - and it will be there for the *next* episode too. Flat learning curve.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (OTzUX)

125 Back in the day, wealthy people had large estates that usually were also working farms.

So they had the advantage of having a flock of sheep or goats to eat the lawn. It made for a nice and neat look so the landowners got to doing it regular.

Then the hoi polloi as they moved out into the countryside imitated their betters but they had smaller plots and couldn't keep sheep or goats so they then started having it moved and thus we've been burdened by a FAD fetish of fake wealth.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (LH/PE)

126 I'll send her opponent a lawn sprinkler and wait for the news story about his campaign evacuated after delivery of a land mine.

You should print "Front Towards Enemy" around the circumference.

Posted by: pep at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (v16oJ)

127

You commies bad mouthing lawns need to leave.

It's like shit talking milk.

Posted by: nip at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (cpS4u)

128 OT: Just saw at Insty that the Theranos chick is going with an insanity defense in her fraud trial. That does seem insane.

Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (uhPTO)

129 Thanks for vapid sentiment, Joe. You "strengthened global health security?" What exactly does that mean?



This is the first presidential campaign in American history where the candidate is literally phoning it in.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (guGkK)

130 I think the affinity for lawns came from Britain, where lawns characterize stately manors. As the Brits say, wait 500 years and you'll have good lawn.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:35 PM (tW3KO)


He meant it in an older sense than even that

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (D/SYi)

131 >>> 99 I read somewhere that we've been brainwashed about lawns. I can't even remember what I read, but they were intended for something else {...}
Posted by: Blonde Morticia

You needed the grass for the cow who gave you milk.

A manicured lawn with no cow meant you were wealthy enough to buy milk.

... one theory, anyway ...
Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (LPnfS)

I liked getting the work done, being hot sweaty, then celebrating by relaxing on my back patio with a few beers.

And then I got a local lawn team with a reasonable rate to do all my lawn and was surprised to find I was even happier to get drunk on my back patio after other people worked their selves dirty and smelly. A real metanoia there!

Posted by: banana Dream at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (l6b3d)

132 Cicero, I bet the city has saved a ton on maintenance costs.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (L2ZTs)

133 Those little plastic tubes, the ones that fit aerosol spray-cans, like WD-40? Why aren't they all standard outside diameter? Tube from one can brand never fits another brand's can. And they are so easy to lose.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (qpX6U)

134
Sussmann's blueberries

they are the BEST blueberries evah
Posted by: REDACTED

========

In Massachusetts. That doesn't help.

But my grandma out here in Cali has a very happy Meyer lemon tree that keeps me fruity. Best. Cocktail mixer. Ever.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:38 PM (G51Gf)

135 It's fun to leave their arms and legs sticking up out of the ground... ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:30 PM (L2ZTs)


For Halloween we put out plastic skeletal arms and legs sticking out of the ground on our front yard, and play spooky music from a window.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:38 PM (tW3KO)

136 OT: Just saw at Insty that the Theranos chick is going with an insanity defense in her fraud trial. That does seem insane.
Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (uhPTO)



She was a very high-functioning lunatic, I'll give her that.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:38 PM (guGkK)

137 As the saying goes, why mow the lawn when you're paying for milk anyway? Also something? About a cow?
Posted by: hogmartin doesn't know how aphorisms work


Cow jumped o'de'moon, duh!

Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:39 PM (LPnfS)

138
Out here in the country, with well water, lawn sprinklers have never been a thing. In this area, irrigation for crops has never been much of a thing either, just no water sources of enough capacity for it. There are some exceptions, such as irrigation from creeks near bottom land.

But irrigating a lawn? Waste of water. With the new subdivisions that are rising up like a pestilence, they've been putting in sprinkler systems, but they're on city water.

I've heard of contractors actually putting in sprinkler systems for houses on a well, which sounds like someone trying to make extra money off somebody who doesn't know any better.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:39 PM (rCwaK)

139 She was a very high-functioning lunatic, I'll give her that.
Posted by: Cicero

Look at her eyes. It was always the giveaway. But plenty of folks said, nah, I can do business with that.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2020 02:39 PM (Rvt88)

140 125 Back in the day, wealthy people had large estates that usually were also working farms.

So they had the advantage of having a flock of sheep or goats to eat the lawn. It made for a nice and neat look so the landowners got to doing it regular.

Then the hoi polloi as they moved out into the countryside imitated their betters but they had smaller plots and couldn't keep sheep or goats so they then started having it moved and thus we've been burdened by a FAD fetish of fake wealth.
Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (LH/PE)

A lot easier for the sons to play on than say a rock garden or four foot high weeds

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:40 PM (D/SYi)

141
You should print "Front Towards Enemy" around the circumference.
Posted by: pep

=======

Do you think Landmine Girl will get the same accolades as Clock Boy?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:40 PM (G51Gf)

142 So is this your first time to take over a country?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 13, 2020 02:40 PM (pB6Gt)

143 22
My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)


I'm on county water here and have abandoned my deep well. That would cost me a fortune here. Others have mentioned 600/month. It would be over a thousand here. I got a bill a few months ago for $600. I live alone and do not water my grass at all.

Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 02:40 PM (mpXpK)

144 I believe solar cycle continues towards ..... lows. What a shock, things in the universe proceeding as they have many many times before.

Can't wait until we have a WH Task Force on Solar Activity.

Maybe get Mann and Gore to be the technical advisers. Launch a "new Manhattan Project" to defeat the "unseen enemy" (internal solar currents).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (OTzUX)

145 California isn't the only place with water problems. Colorado has water issues too. Here in Douglas county just south of Denver our water is very expensive about 200 bucks a month. Wells are going dry. Still very few water storage projects are being built. Growth is off the charts. Where is the water going to come from. Do and Hawaii are the only states that have no water flowing into them. We stopped watering the lawn several years back the cost was just to high. Snow melt is our water source if we don't store it we are screwed.
Posted by: USNtakim at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (0OmEj)

I work for a water atty in CO. The water wars continue. Enviros hate dams and water storage. Denver has been trying to steal water from all over the state for years.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (R4aZ2)

146 132 Cicero, I bet the city has saved a ton on maintenance costs.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (L2ZTs)


The multi-use baseball field we practice on is Astroturfed (or the modern version thereof), and it's very nice. Besides saving the city on water and lawn mowing, the problem with grass is that guys playing football or soccer on it after a heavy rain chew a field up into a muddy mess that takes six months or more to recover. By which time it will have rained again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (tW3KO)

147 I liked getting the work done, being hot sweaty, then celebrating by relaxing on my back patio with a few beers.

And then I got a local lawn team with a reasonable rate to do all my lawn and was surprised to find I was even happier to get drunk on my back patio after other people worked their selves dirty and smelly. A real metanoia there!
Posted by: banana Dream at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (l6b3d)


I needed the exercise, and I'll be grilling later so it'll be nice to have the backyard neat and fragrant, but wow, I can think of a lot more useful and enjoyable things I could've expended that energy on than mowing.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (t+qrx)

148
Just saw at Insty that the Theranos chick is going with an insanity defense in her fraud trial. That does seem insane.
Posted by: Chunk Hunger at September 13, 2020 02:37 PM (uhPTO)

----------

Uh, if anyone's insane it's investors in Theranos.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (mht8P)

149 looks like we got a visit from stuart smalley on the ONT last night.

Posted by: mayate lips at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (38lts)

150 Blood makes the grass grow.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo

And bone meal is good for the vegetables - just say'n.
Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2020 02:03 PM

So you're saying antifa types aren't totally useless?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (rBtIz)

151 Maybe get Mann and Gore to be the technical advisers. Launch a "new Manhattan Project" to defeat the "unseen enemy" (internal solar currents).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (OTzUX)


Send them to the sun to inspect the problem.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:42 PM (tW3KO)

152 ..If I could buy land mines, I'd consider putting a Trump 2020 sign in my front yard.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM (KFnWd)



Tripwire trigger, coupled to an air-pressurized, 6 gallon tank, leading to a well-hidden pair of pop-up delivery nozzles. Spray pattern on the nozzles will need to be a horizontal coverage of 90 degrees each, with an upward projection of the spray at a 30 to 45 degree angle.

Contents of the pressurized 6 gallon tank, should be water-based, with about two pounds of dogshit thoroughly mixed to the point of emulsification. Add in one full box of Rit fluorescent dye in the color of your choice.

And 1/2 gallon of lab-grade pure Capscasin Oil.

Be sure to set up HD, 1080p, full color Trail Cameras to capture the action. With sound, of course.

Nothing explosive, nothing injurious, nothing illegal. (although some might challenge the capscasin in that. *meh*)

But I don't think they'll fuck around with your Trump sign after that.



Jim
Sunk New Dawn
Galveston, TX

Posted by: Jim at September 13, 2020 02:42 PM (QzJWU)

153 It's like shit talking milk.
Posted by: nip at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (cpS4u)


Milk: You pussy!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:42 PM (D/SYi)

154 Kindltot,

Glad he's being allowed back. I have friends in the Dayton area that are fine. I think Lincoln City is still under evacuation

I can't take the dogs to the woods today. Hazardous air quality and low visibility. We are all sad.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 02:42 PM (YynYJ)

155 Uh, if anyone's insane it's investors in Theranos.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (mht8P)


As well as those investing in WeWork. Boy, did THEY get conned.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:42 PM (tW3KO)

156 >>> I've heard of contractors actually putting in sprinkler systems for houses on a well, which sounds like someone trying to make extra money off somebody who doesn't know any better.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:39 PM (rCwaK)


Well sprinklers are easily pointed out by the large rusty arc marks on the side of houses.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 13, 2020 02:43 PM (l6b3d)

157 Thanks for these posts CBD. Teaching me some homeowner skills.

Posted by: Draki at September 13, 2020 02:43 PM (GB0/y)

158 So you're saying antifa types aren't totally useless?
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (rBtIz)


So Helicopter rides over the flower beds then?

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:43 PM (D/SYi)

159 When I flew in from Europe after an extended stay and we descended to land in my hometown, the lawns surrounding houses were visible and seemed so American.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 02:44 PM (+y/Ru)

160 Uh, if anyone's insane it's investors in Theranos.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

But she was blond and wore all black outfits and used a fry voice and was pretty and talked a good game.

Due diligence?

We don't need any stinking due diligence.

Posted by: Tonypete at September 13, 2020 02:44 PM (Rvt88)

161 42 Here in Califzuela we peons are punished for the
failure of our Betters In Government to plan for the fact that a SoCal
population of, you know, millions, is going to need a source of water.
So, rather than engineer some dams and settling basins, we get this
punitive, steeply-graduated rate structure. Use the King's water and
pay with blood, peasant!



My water bill in August was just a shade under $300 and I only barely cracked Tier 2.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:16 PM (guGkK)


The problem in CA is that they let the eco-idiots run the government. They are even draining reservoirs that have been in place for hundreds of years.

Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 02:44 PM (mpXpK)

162 That means it will still hold pressure, but it becomes brittle and a blow will cause it to break.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (rCwaK)


I had to fix a water system like that in Florida. I had to replace a fitting to install a water softener.but as I tried to remove the old, a section of pipe would break off. I wound up doing that for about an hour. told the owner I would have to replace the entire feed line because. He hit the roof but by then I was half way into it.


Neither one of us was happy as it turned an hour job into a 4 hour visit to hell. I just barely had enough pipe to do it as I didn't need a lot of pipe usually.

He was one of those old time Floridians. The ones who hate the yankees and think they King Shit of all they survey.

Watched me work. Every damn second. I hate that. When I asked him if he would stop, he got all huffy and said he was paying for my work so he was going to watch. Didn't offer a drink or shade. *prick*

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:44 PM (LH/PE)

163 From a cosmetic standpoint, the advances in fake grass have been amazing. Stuff can look quite real. See a lot more of it around now for residential use.

For athletics, been a while since I've been on any, but last time, kicking a soccer ball around - no thanks. I mean only the prospect of moving at speed and falling/sliding. Yikes. Very different from grass in that scenario.


Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (OTzUX)

164 My yard is small enough that I do my watering old school with a hose,

Posted by: Weaning is hard at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (2DOZq)

165 Theranos was bad, but WeWork was even worse.

In principle, if Theranos technology actually worked, Theranos would have been valuable. The whole thing was an elaborate fraud, however.

But WeWork was madness on its face. It was essentially just a commercial real estate company with a thin high-tech patina, and entered into long-term leases to provide short-term leases to its sub-lessees. Madness!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (tW3KO)

166 I have no use for lawns. I grew up with a Dutch clover yard and would do that at my own place. This place is clay soil with shade. They've never had any luck with planting grass. Even turf dies.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (YynYJ)

167 for anyone that is into wild blueberries

there's a place nearby me

Sussmann's blueberries

they are the BEST blueberries evah
Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM

Noted. I may have to look into this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 13, 2020 02:46 PM (rBtIz)

168 For athletics, been a while since I've been on any, but last time, kicking a soccer ball around - no thanks. I mean only the prospect of moving at speed and falling/sliding. Yikes. Very different from grass in that scenario.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (OTzUX)


Not a big deal nowadays. Don't know why.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:47 PM (tW3KO)

169 I sit on 5 acres. I mow about 4 of them. The last thing on earth I look forward to is rain. Over the last two months here in the Bluegrass we've had over 15 inches of rain. I mow the grass every 3-5 days.

I pray for a drought.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 13, 2020 02:47 PM (3H9h1)

170 Uh, if anyone's insane it's investors in Theranos.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (mht8P)


But, but, but, some real soooper geniuses put money into it and even sat on its Board of Directors -- Henry Kissinger! James Mattis! George Schulz!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (guGkK)

171 for anyone that is into wild blueberries

there's a place nearby me

Sussmann's blueberries

they are the BEST blueberries evah
Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM

Noted. I may have to look into this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState



Blueberries are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
It's almost like it's His apology for creating okra.

Posted by: Diogenes at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (axyOa)

172 I don't need a perfect lawn, that's for sure. The amount of herbicides and fungicides that requires is crazy. I'd rather have clover and butterflies, bees and lightning bugs than a petfect green carpet.

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (ONvIw)

173 My great grandfather said they were originally a firebreak. Then it took on a keeping up with the Jones aspect.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM

Also keeping pests away from the house, such as mosquitoes and ticks in long grass.

FYI I like the landscaping that the red-blooded American rich championed: the natural look. Jen Jensen, Henry Ford's landscape architect, camouflaged an electricity-generating dam on the Rouge River to look like natural rapids.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 13, 2020 02:49 PM (/+bwe)

174 I'm on county water here and have abandoned my deep well. That would cost me a fortune here. Others have mentioned 600/month. It would be over a thousand here. I got a bill a few months ago for $600. I live alone and do not water my grass at all.
Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 02:40 PM (mpXpK)


When it is yellow let it mellow,
When it is brown flush it down...

...and take up French hygiene.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 02:49 PM (/Dgcm)

175 For athletics, been a while since I've been on any, but last time, kicking a soccer ball around - no thanks. I mean only the prospect of moving at speed and falling/sliding. Yikes. Very different from grass in that scenario.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:45 PM (OTzUX)

Not a big deal nowadays. Don't know why.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:47 PM (tW3KO)


Played on a golf course in Dubai made out of the new stuff and you couldnt tell it was fake even running on it.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:50 PM (D/SYi)

176
But, but, but, some real soooper geniuses put money into it and even sat on its Board of Directors -- Henry Kissinger! James Mattis! George Schulz!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (guGkK)

that should have been a big clue that Mattis was a dumbass off the battlefield

I'm honestly so disappointed in him
he's supposed to be this philosopher warrior
semi-pretty blonde bimbette pulks the wool over his eyes with fast talk

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:50 PM (nUhF0)

177 I'm not big into conspiracy theories, but I believe 100% that Big Lawn is behind the proliferation of dandelions.

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:50 PM (t+qrx)

178 But, but, but, some real soooper geniuses put money into it and even sat on its Board of Directors -- Henry Kissinger! James Mattis! George Schulz!
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (guGkK)


Who altogether knew the square root of shit about clinical laboratory procedures and operation. Conning them must have been child's play.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:51 PM (tW3KO)

179 My friend had lesbian neighbors and they only flushed once a day.


To save the earth!

Posted by: LOL at September 13, 2020 02:51 PM (5/oma)

180
If you ever have a section of PVC plumbing pipe tha has to be exposed to sunlight, paint it. Just about any paint will absorb the UV, but you can look up the best paints for PVC pipe.

Now electrical grade PVC pipe is treated to be sunlight resistant and you might wonder about using that.

Don't do it. Mixing the two, using plumbing pipe for electrical and vice versa is the mark of a jackleg. If you see some electrician using white PVC pipe, don't trust anything he does. :-)

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:52 PM (rCwaK)

181 >>> 169 I sit on 5 acres. I mow about 4 of them. The last thing on earth I look forward to is rain. Over the last two months here in the Bluegrass we've had over 15 inches of rain. I mow the grass every 3-5 days.

I pray for a drought.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 13, 2020 02:47 PM (3H9h1)

They make an enzyme you spray on your lawn that severely retards its growth rate, makes your turf more durable with a better spread. You can reduce your cutting to a third. Golf parks use it. I worked with a guy that was really into lawns, it was his hobby, and he told me about it.

Posted by: banana Dream at September 13, 2020 02:52 PM (l6b3d)

182 If I could reply to these idiotic GOP texts, I have a decent question for them:

"I will contribute if you can assure me that the GOP will follow through on its important initiatives. How stands the bill to replace Columbus Day with Juneteenth? Where's the national police "reform" bill? Have you renamed those military bases yet?"

And here I thought people were being unreasonable because the all-GOP Congress did nothing for the first 2 years of Trump's first term. Now I get it. I want results.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:52 PM (OTzUX)

183 172 I don't need a perfect lawn, that's for sure. The amount of herbicides and fungicides that requires is crazy. I'd rather have clover and butterflies, bees and lightning bugs than a petfect green carpet.
Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (ONvIw)


I agree the only stuff I put down is for the fire ants so the 3 year old doesnt end up in the hospital like the wife did.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:52 PM (D/SYi)

184 Uh, if anyone's insane it's investors in Theranos.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:41 PM (mht8P)


Two+ years ago the MSM was flipping out over General Mattis and Theranos.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 02:53 PM (/Dgcm)

185 My first-world problem right now is finding an effective water-proof mascara. Sigh.

Posted by: Kirk Herbstreit at September 13, 2020 02:53 PM (EgshT)

186 I've let a couple areas of the property, mostly "out back" return to nature. It's going on 3 years now. At first is was tall grass and a few weeds. Now, it's mostly really big weeds, tall grass and a few seedlings of some type of tree I could care less about. I'm curious as to what will eventually win out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 13, 2020 02:53 PM (3H9h1)

187 It's like shit talking milk.
Posted by: nip at September 13, 2020 02:36 PM (cpS4u)


Milk: You pussy!

Posted by: PUE 206



When you're a curd your a curd all the way,
When you first teat the teat
To they last of the whey.

**snaps fingers**

Posted by: Diogenes at September 13, 2020 02:54 PM (axyOa)

188 I agree the only stuff I put down is for the fire ants so the 3 year old doesnt end up in the hospital like the wife did.
Posted by: PUE 206

oh wow
how many ants bit ger?

I live in fear of bees, and lately, skeeters
damned airborne terroristd

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:54 PM (nUhF0)

189 Alcalde! I've been robbed!
I know. Just tell me what he was wearing.


I love this movie.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 13, 2020 02:54 PM (Vxu+H)

190 Schultz and Kissinger too? They're waaay too old to be on a corporate board, to be honest. As well as, why would they be? Mattis being naive about various real-world things isn't shocking, and is a separable failure from his errors within his own niche.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:55 PM (OTzUX)

191 177 I'm not big into conspiracy theories, but I believe 100% that Big Lawn is behind the proliferation of dandelions.
Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 02:50 PM (t+qrx)


*Adjusts tinfoil hat* I concur!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:55 PM (D/SYi)

192 ...and take up French hygiene.


Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 02:49 PM (/Dgcm)

I use so little water the Water Utility actually came out to check my meter. HAH!

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:55 PM (LH/PE)

193
You commies bad mouthing lawns need to leave.

It's like shit talking milk.
Posted by: nip

========

Okay, you read my RAM. I was comparing lawns to milk when it comes to brainwashing, then I deleted it because it's just such a random connection in my brain linked by two long-separated experiences.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

And if you think it's us milk-objectors who are the commie, then The Dairy Council has had its way with you.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:55 PM (G51Gf)

194 Not a big deal nowadays. Don't know why.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:47 PM (tW3KO)

Played on a golf course in Dubai made out of the new stuff and you couldnt tell it was fake even running on it.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:50 PM (D/SYi)


The field I was talking about originally had some Astroturf that WAS nasty to slide on. It also played faster than hell on ground balls. It was like fielding on a billiard table; the ball didn't check up at all. We used to laugh when a newbie loped over to field a line drive on the bounce, only to have it rocket past him to the fence. The good part was it taught everyone to haul ass and get in front of everything, and not just get close and reach for it, the way you could do on grass.

But then two years ago the city replaced the (now worn) Astroturf with something that is great. It plays pretty much like grass.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (tW3KO)

195 FWP

my coffeemaker is not dishwasher safe

Posted by: DB- just DB. at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (iTXRQ)

196 If you like Theranos, you'll LOVE Nikola, the latest tech company scam implosion.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (qpX6U)

197 This is so. . . very 2020. Wish I knew what game this was -- a gift to those who've stuck with football.

https://tinyurl.com/y6lta7p6

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

198
You may wonder what's the difference between electrical and plumbing grade PVC pipe. They are made from the same stuff, but the finished product goes through different paths.

Plumbing grade pipe material is tested and quality controlled for pressure and plumbing standards. Electrical pipe is tested and controlled for electrical standards.

So while say a piece of Sch. 40 PVC conduit would probably hold pressure fine, it is not tested and rated for it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (rCwaK)

199 183: Perfect. Safety first, ridding myself of fire ants would be a big priority.

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (ONvIw)

200 172 I don't need a perfect lawn, that's for sure. The amount of herbicides and fungicides that requires is crazy. I'd rather have clover and butterflies, bees and lightning bugs than a petfect green carpet.
Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (ONvIw)

I mow about 8 acres of my land

only about 10% is actually grass

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (O+AcM)

201 We burn petroleum cleaner than the Earth does, mostly.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (pB6Gt)

202 I've let a couple areas of the property, mostly "out back" return to nature. It's going on 3 years now. At first is was tall grass and a few weeds. Now, it's mostly really big weeds, tall grass and a few seedlings of some type of tree I could care less about. I'm curious as to what will eventually win out.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 13, 2020 02:53 PM (3H9h1)

I grew up in an area where that was standard for the area behind the garage or abutting a woods.

But I live in a different area now, so I do things like take photos of invasive species I dig up and have to beware of hogweed getting a foothold.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (/+bwe)

203 oh wow
how many ants bit ger?

I live in fear of bees, and lately, skeeters
damned airborne terroristd
Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 02:54 PM (nUhF0)


3-400 bites she isnt allergic to them, but had an allergic reaction. I guess enough of the poison will cause a reaction in anyone.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 02:58 PM (D/SYi)

204 I've heard of contractors actually putting in
sprinkler systems for houses on a well, which sounds like someone trying
to make extra money off somebody who doesn't know any better.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 02:39 PM (rCwaK)

You can run one rainbird off a well, but don't try to take a shower while doing that.

Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 02:58 PM (mpXpK)

205 What's the over/under on when the Saudis announce their peace deal with Israel?

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 13, 2020 02:58 PM (Vxu+H)

206 Trump caravan here in The Valley, like totally!

East to West this time...

but still awesome!

Posted by: redc1c4 at September 13, 2020 02:58 PM (nJBWa)

207 Part of my property is a thin layer of topsoil over red rock, so I am in a never-ending battle with erosion.
----
Try using a ground cover like clover where grass won't take a foothold.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 13, 2020 02:58 PM (WQZ1O)

208 190 Schultz and Kissinger too? They're waaay too old to be on a corporate board, to be honest. As well as, why would they be? Mattis being naive about various real-world things isn't shocking, and is a separable failure from his errors within his own niche.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 02:55 PM (OTzUX)


You'd think you'd want someone with some relevant expertise in medical devices to be on the board. I get it, you want some names to help with funding, but you'd think you'd also want someone with some insight into the industry.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 02:59 PM (tW3KO)

209
As well as, why would they be?

Posted by: rhomboid

=======

People have proffered theories on this. One of the Cassandras of the Theranos saga, Phyllis Gardner, said flatly "Their heads are in their crotches."

In a stunning letter to his grandfather, Tyler Schultz (the near-90 Charles having also been a board member) speculated that he was in love with Elizabeth.

They were on the board because they were seduced and deluded. Henry Kissinger made the ridiculous comment that Elizabeth was "monastic." What he meant was that she wore the same Issey Miyake black turtleneck every day -- monks don't bleach their hair and layer on the mascara.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 02:59 PM (G51Gf)

210
Safety first, ridding myself of fire ants would be a big priority.
Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (ONvIw)

-----------

I don't think I've seen a fire ant mound all year. They seem to have been supplanted by crazy ants.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 02:59 PM (mht8P)

211 196 If you like Theranos, you'll LOVE Nikola, the latest tech company scam implosion.
Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (qpX6U)

If really want the full experience

you can buy DirecTV from ATT for 20 billion

discounted from the 50 billion they paid 5 years ago

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:59 PM (O+AcM)

212 My yard looks so bad right now that putting a Trump sign on it would be wrong. We let it die because we were fighting gophers and weeds, but we haven't finished coordinating with the landscape architect for the replanting. We are now "those neighbors" who make the whole street look bad.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 13, 2020 03:00 PM (KFnWd)

213 A British Landscape feature that amused me was called the "Ha Ha". If you owned a stately manor, it was fashionable to show you lived the country lifestyle and you could see your cows and things grazing contentedly out in your fields. However, no one wanted the cows and sheep to actually be able to come up to the house, but they didn't want ugly fences either. So about 50 or 100 yards out, they would build a "ha ha", an inset wall with a 6' dropoff that was invisible from the house, but which would keep all the animals away.

If you weren't familiar with the grounds and you went walking away from the house, especially at night, you'd break your neck before you saw it. Ha ha! Get it? Well that's the British sense of humor for you.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 13, 2020 03:01 PM (V2Yro)

214 tree roots pushing the head around, and zone solinoids failing after time. heads I can work. the zone controls need experts (with all the right parts) instead of endless trips to get needed (as they break during rework) parts.

Posted by: projection on steroids at September 13, 2020 03:01 PM (V9NdA)

215 This is so. . . very 2020. Wish I knew what game this was -- a gift to those who've stuck with football.

https://tinyurl.com/y6lta7p6
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)


It's amazing that gals that obese can do all that.

Of course, if they keep it up, they won't obese for long.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:01 PM (tW3KO)

216
You'd think you'd want someone with some relevant expertise in medical devices to be on the board. I get it, you want some names to help with funding, but you'd think you'd also want someone with some insight into the industry.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

========

Venture capitalists that specialized in biomed met with her... and turned her down. Phyllis Gardner said that half the town of Stanford knew her product was bogus.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)

217 22
My next for neighbor runs his 6 zone sprinklers every day. Rain or shine.

Posted by: DanMan at September 13, 2020 02:09 PM (FybfN)

Ugh. More water means more mowing.And I hate mowing.
Therefore, no water.
Deal with it, grass.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2020 03:02 PM (ufFY8)

218 Also keeping pests away from the house, such as mosquitoes and ticks in long grass.

FYI I like the landscaping that the red-blooded American rich championed: the natural look. Jen Jensen, Henry Ford's landscape architect, camouflaged an electricity-generating dam on the Rouge River to look like natural rapids.
Posted by: NaughtyPine at September 13, 2020 02:49 PM (/+bwe)


Agree on all

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:03 PM (D/SYi)

219 Gawd, I am so sick of listening the the neighbors chickens. It's too nice a day to close the slider.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (R4aZ2)

220 People have proffered theories on this. One of the Cassandras of the Theranos saga, Phyllis Gardner, said flatly "Their heads are in their crotches."

In a stunning letter to his grandfather, Tyler Schultz (the near-90 Charles having also been a board member) speculated that he was in love with Elizabeth.


I suspect it was her eyes, which are huge and somewhat hypnotic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (tW3KO)

221 Oh hey, this is probably a good thread for this. I ran some Cat 5e across the roof to the observatory deck for a security camera, and it suddenly went dark about two weeks afterwards; turned out that squirrels had chewed through the cable. I want to re-run the cable, but I don't know what kind of conduit to sheath it in. It has to be something squirrels wouldn't bother with, but also not something expensive or difficult to work with. Do squirrels mess with PVC? Does it do OK in sunlight?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (t+qrx)

222 @113 Can't believe my eyes, but Young Kim, who got the election harvested right out from under her two years ago, is running again in Orange County. I'm going to send her $20.

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

Hopefully she has a completely legal ballot harvesting operation of her own ready to go on election day.

Posted by: junior at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (PTw5h)

223 200: 10% is plenty

Posted by: CN at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (ONvIw)

224 Anybody see any of the protests, er, I mean "football games", notice if any of the racist rituals were at all inhibited by the overnight developments of a racist attack on police in LA?

Any of the geniuses (players, coaches, management) the least bit bashful about their race-baiting theater with such a perfectly timed atrocity hanging over everything?

(rhetorical questions)

More practically - any of these games have crowds? Are local police working these events? If so, WTFFFF? Why?

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (OTzUX)

225 My neighbor across the street mows his lawn frequently. Every. Single. Day.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 13, 2020 03:05 PM (EgshT)

226 212
My yard looks so bad right now that putting a Trump sign on it would be
wrong. We let it die because we were fighting gophers and weeds, but we
haven't finished coordinating with the landscape architect for the
replanting. We are now "those neighbors" who make the whole street look
bad.

Posted by: PabloD, make commies fly again! at September 13, 2020 03:00 PM (KFnWd)

Be proud of that.
We have probably the second worst lawn in the neighborhood, and even then it is not too bad. Ground moles are a bitch.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2020 03:05 PM (ufFY8)

227 174 When it is yellow let it mellow,

When it is brown flush it down...



...and take up French hygiene.



Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 02:49 PM (/Dgcm)


Yeah, I already do that. I used to live in CA where that was not just a trite saying.

Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 03:05 PM (mpXpK)

228 Sunspot activity:

https://tinyurl.com/Sunspots-CMEs

Posted by: Mongerel at September 13, 2020 03:05 PM (G4QA/)

229
Geez Louise, I just looked at the people who were on Theranos's BOD. Elites, guys. Elites.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (mht8P)

230 This is so. . . very 2020. Wish I knew what game this was -- a gift to those who've stuck with football.

https://tinyurl.com/y6lta7p6
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)


My eyes, my eyes, what I would give for a spork to pluck them from my skull!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (D/SYi)

231 Venture capitalists that specialized in biomed met with her... and turned her down. Phyllis Gardner said that half the town of Stanford knew her product was bogus.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:01 PM (G51Gf)


I've been involved in due diligence for VCs, and they want to know everything down to when you last had your tires rotated.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (tW3KO)

232 "You'd think you'd want someone with some relevant expertise in medical devices to be on the board. I get it, you want some names to help with funding, but you'd think you'd also want someone with some insight into the industry.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara"

All the healthcare experts and scientists and engineers who worked rank-and-file at Theranos knew it was vapor-ware. In my career, I learned that my peers would sign on to ANY project, no matter how useless, misbegotten, or fraudulent it is. Motivations: they just like making stuff no matter what use it is; they are greedy; they don't have the backbone to quit.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (qpX6U)

233 >>Do squirrels mess with PVC? Does it do OK in sunlight?

Sch 40. PVC conduit will be fine for that. PVC conduit is treated to be UV resistant. You can also just use EMT for that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (rCwaK)

234 "If really want the full [Theranos/Nikola] experience
you can buy DirecTV from ATT for 20 billion
discounted from the 50 billion they paid 5 years ago"

At least DirecTV had a working product.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 03:08 PM (qpX6U)

235 Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 02:32 PM

Noted. I may have to look into this.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState



Blueberries are proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
It's almost like it's His apology for creating okra.
Posted by: Diogenes at September 13, 2020 02:48 PM (axyOa)

He's got a hell of a lot more to apologize for than that.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:08 PM (NWiLs)

236 Posted by: USNtakim at September 13, 2020 02:33 PM (0OmEj)

We're north of you in Adams county. Water is pretty spendy and with everyone home, our bill is about 1/2 again as high as it normally is. Come to think of it, all our utilities are.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at September 13, 2020 03:08 PM (1fCda)

237
I've let a couple areas of the property, mostly "out back" return to nature. It's going on 3 years now. At first is was tall grass and a few weeds. Now, it's mostly really big weeds, tall grass and a few seedlings of some type of tree I could care less about. I'm curious as to what will eventually win out.
Posted by: Martini Farmer

========

My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back. I let things go for about 5 months and WOW. I found out about the green army that's been waging war on my brick paths and ME for that matter -- ferns pluming out so I couldn't walk on the paths. If I let it go permanently, it would disappear like those Mayan cities that you need satellite imagery to find.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:09 PM (G51Gf)

238 Sch 40. PVC conduit will be fine for that. PVC conduit is treated to be UV resistant. You can also just use EMT for that.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (rCwaK)


Is that rigid or flexible? I'm seeing it in coils and straight runs when I search on that. Does it matter?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 03:09 PM (t+qrx)

239 Watched me work. Every damn second. I hate that. When I asked him if he would stop, he got all huffy and said he was paying for my work so he was going to watch. Didn't offer a drink or shade. *prick*
Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:44 PM (LH/PE)

That is what is known as an "Asshole".

Asshole's get charged more......

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 13, 2020 03:09 PM (Z+IKu)

240 Be proud of that.
We have probably the second worst lawn in the neighborhood, and even then it is not too bad. Ground moles are a bitch.

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2020 03:05 PM (ufFY


Garden hose from the mower exhaust into one of their burrows. Run it for a couple hours.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:09 PM (D/SYi)

241 Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (t+qrx)


Use metal conduit unless it's a long way and unsupported.

There's galvanized pipe and wall clamps and junction boxes at either end. And actually you can get wire for a communication (low voltage) line that can run bare. You might want to use some galvanized wire for extra support and put in loops for expansion and contraction.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (LH/PE)

242 https://tinyurl.com/y6lta7p6
Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 02:57 PM (bDqIh)

My eyes, my eyes, what I would give for a spork to pluck them from my skull!
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:06 PM (D/SYi)

George Takei started to say "Oh My!" and then he said "no, no, you're right."

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (V2Yro)

243 221
Oh hey, this is probably a good thread for this. I ran some Cat 5e
across the roof to the observatory deck for a security camera, and it
suddenly went dark about two weeks afterwards; turned out that squirrels
had chewed through the cable. I want to re-run the cable, but I don't
know what kind of conduit to sheath it in. It has to be something
squirrels wouldn't bother with, but also not something expensive or
difficult to work with. Do squirrels mess with PVC? Does it do OK in
sunlight?

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 03:04 PM (t+qrx)

Most modern PVC is sunlight resistant now, but only metal and shotguns are squirrel resistant.

Posted by: Vic at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (mpXpK)

244 Just saw at Insty that the Theranos chick is going with an insanity defense in her fraud trial. That does seem insane.
Posted by: Chunk Hunger

It was an awfully complex insane delusion.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (+y/Ru)

245
for anyone that is into wild blueberries

there's a place nearby me

Sussmann's blueberries

they are the BEST blueberries evah
Posted by: REDACTED

=========

Are you offering to hook us up?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (G51Gf)

246 My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back.

The Wu is in the flowers and the grass!!! Stay safe.

Posted by: A Scold of Karens at September 13, 2020 03:11 PM (EgshT)

247 Do squirrels mess with PVC?
----
Squirrels will chew everything short of steel. To stop the squirrel, you must kill the squirrel.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 13, 2020 03:11 PM (WQZ1O)

248 My eyes, my eyes, what I would give for a spork to pluck them from my skull!
Posted by: PUE

It's okay.

Just be glad your eyes don't grow fingernails scratching a blackboard.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at September 13, 2020 03:11 PM (pB6Gt)

249 The takeaway from the Theranos and WeWork fiascoes: avoid any company with a "charismatic" founder or CEO.

The operative question to ask: who is the #2 guy who will take over if the charismatic guy gets hit by a bus?

In my experience, the #2 guy of a charismatic CEO/founder will be a nebbish, because the charismatic CEO/founder will be a raging narcissist who cannot stand competition.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:11 PM (tW3KO)

250 Goodyear happily supported BLM when its scum supporters were attacking diners trying to eat a meal in a restaurant and blocking ambulances and fire trucks on public highways. Now agitation by the organization that Goodyear supports has resulted in the actual cold-blooded murder of police officers.

Well played, Goodyear, well played. I hope your crappy product sells wells when it has blood all over it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 03:12 PM (guGkK)

251 I've let a couple areas of the property, mostly "out back" return to
nature. It's going on 3 years now. At first is was tall grass and a few
weeds. Now, it's mostly really big weeds, tall grass and a few seedlings
of some type of tree I could care less about. I'm curious as to what
will eventually win out.

Posted by: Martini Farmer

I did that a few years ago. In the back I let a 15 x 15 foot area just grow.After a few months it was tall grass, weeds and some flowers. I loved it, but Mrs. DIG made me chop it down.
Sigh.


Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at September 13, 2020 03:12 PM (ufFY8)

252 And actually you can get wire for a communication (low voltage) line that can run bare.
Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (LH/PE)


This is PoE so 48V nominal (not sure if that's under the voltage for that application).

Posted by: hogmartin at September 13, 2020 03:13 PM (t+qrx)

253 >> Is that rigid or flexible? I'm seeing it in coils and straight runs when I search on that. Does it matter?

PVC conduit is rigid, and they make standard elbows and fittings for it. With conduit, since you're pulling wire through, the elbows are high radius, not short plumbing elbows. And yes, you can bend PVC, but that needs some more specialized equipment.

Any big box store will carry the standard pipe and fittings.

Me, I'd probably just use EMT for that. Pulling wire through PVC, while done all the time, can be a little tighter to pull. PVC conduit is smoothed on the inside more than plumbing pipe, I think, but it still can be a bitch to pull sometimes compared to EMT.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 03:14 PM (rCwaK)

254 Theranos' cally is gonna have some of dat sushi.

Posted by: LOL at September 13, 2020 03:14 PM (5/oma)

255 That would cost me about $300/month.


Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at September 13, 2020 02:11 PM (xT2tT)

We've got a brand new well. I'm looking forward to leaving this apartment behind, along with the water bill. They actually claimed I used 8000 gallons one month, and I had no way to prove otherwise. That's what the meter said. If there's a leak here, it must trickle immediately down to hell.

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 13, 2020 03:15 PM (rCwaK)

256
I've been involved in due diligence for VCs, and they want to know everything down to when you last had your tires rotated.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

======

I read that when she tried her slippery double-talk with people who actually knew which questions to ask -- and I mean reasonable, obvious ones -- she stormed out of the meetings. End of relationship. That was one of her techniques. She just wouldn't provide facts to anyone.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:15 PM (G51Gf)

257 The ones along the front walk seem to break more often than that. I suspect it's teenagers who get sprayed when walking by, and get even by kicking the sprinkler head. Which of course makes it worse until they break the thing completely.

Posted by: jdgalt at September 13, 2020 03:16 PM (3SFo/)

258 No NFL for me this year, or probably ever again. I do see that my once-loved Browns are getting the shit kicked out of 'em by the Cravens. So sad, too bad.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 13, 2020 03:17 PM (EgshT)

259
The takeaway from the Theranos and WeWork fiascoes: avoid any company with a "charismatic" founder or CEO.



The operative question to ask: who is the #2 guy who will take over if the charismatic guy gets hit by a bus?



In my experience, the #2 guy of a charismatic CEO/founder will be a
nebbish, because the charismatic CEO/founder will be a raging narcissist
who cannot stand competition.


Heh. That series Space Force (*drink!*) had an episode that showed something similar: some dink who had a rocket fuel that was "green." Naturally, it didn't work and that little factoid was discovered and covered up in somewhat of a gentlemanly fashion by Head Admiral/General Dude. She'll be back in other episodes, I'm pretty certain.

That series is getting a little better. Slowly. At least they've toned down the OMB disease. Some of it.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:17 PM (HaL55)

260 "219 Gawd, I am so sick of listening the the neighbors chickens. It's too nice a day to close the slider."

Are they singing Cardi B "songs?"

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 03:17 PM (qpX6U)

261 We do that natural landscaping here, sand, rocks, cactus and scrub bushes. Saves a fuck-ton of water that we need because so many people are moving to the southwest. If you want to see green you drive by the Rio Grande running through the city.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at September 13, 2020 03:18 PM (ROLxQ)

262
Yep, hogmartin, use EMT conduit -- the damn things can chew through PVC, as I was just looking at some pictures.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 03:19 PM (rCwaK)

263 I read that when she tried her slippery double-talk with people who actually knew which questions to ask -- and I mean reasonable, obvious ones -- she stormed out of the meetings. End of relationship. That was one of her techniques. She just wouldn't provide facts to anyone.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:15 PM (G51Gf)


She seemed that slippery. I thought she looked like a sociopath when she had all those glamour shots closeups and fawning articles.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:19 PM (D/SYi)

264 No cardi b. I see he is home and now they have company. Parked in front of my house, a chick, dude with a manbun and a 10 yo kid wearing a mask. Not the Halloween kind. Jeebus. At least all the other neighbors are normal.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:20 PM (R4aZ2)

265 Heh. That series Space Force (*drink!*) had an episode that showed something similar: some dink who had a rocket fuel that was "green." Naturally, it didn't work and that little factoid was discovered and covered up in somewhat of a gentlemanly fashion by Head Admiral/General Dude. She'll be back in other episodes, I'm pretty certain.

That series is getting a little better. Slowly. At least they've toned down the OMB disease. Some of it.
Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:17 PM (HaL55)


New season out?

I watched what they had a few months ago.
The current issues political BS was not so subtle as some said. But tolerable. I'll give it one more chance.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 03:20 PM (/Dgcm)

266 Are you offering to hook us up?
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:10 PM (G51Gf)

I'm a pimp now ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:20 PM (O+AcM)

267 I haven't had a TV in 15 years. Anybody have suggestions for internet-only broadband providers that don't bundle cable TV? xFinity has damn reliable service, but they won't let me unbundle without paying a _higher_ price.

So much subsidization of #woke shit gets paid thru the cable-TV industry, and I don't want to pay them anymore.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 03:22 PM (qpX6U)

268 >>The operative question to ask: who is the #2 guy who will take over if the charismatic guy gets hit by a bus?


Wasn't the #2 guy at Theranos a middle-aged Indian guy who was shtupping her behind closed doors?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 03:22 PM (bDqIh)

269 If you like Theranos, you'll LOVE Nikola, the latest tech company scam implosion.
Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (qpX6U)


Nikola does have a nasty smell about it. The report that was issued about it by a short seller is scathing. It sounds like Theranos 2.0.

https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/

I know. Short seller. But still...

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (guGkK)

270 hogmartin - I can check Little Joe's schedule for availability to help with your squirrel problem.

Posted by: Weasel at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (MVjcR)

271 I read that when she tried her slippery double-talk with people who
actually knew which questions to ask -- and I mean reasonable, obvious
ones -- she stormed out of the meetings. End of relationship. That was
one of her techniques. She just wouldn't provide facts to anyone.


That sounds exactly like the chick in that episode. She was all show all the time and no go. A very slick bullshitteress.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (HaL55)

272 She seemed that slippery. I thought she looked like a sociopath when she had all those glamour shots closeups and fawning articles.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:19 PM (D/SYi)


One technique that I used to use in business negotiations was prepending "They want me to believe that ..." to whatever they said. It's a useful method of keeping emotional distance when dealing with a snake charmer.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (tW3KO)

273 A manicured lawn with no cow meant you were wealthy enough to buy milk.



... one theory, anyway ...

Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 02:31 PM (LPnfS)

Thorstein Veblen and conspicuous consumption.

Posted by: Miley Lives Matter at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (rCwaK)

274 89 Speaking of Solar cycle, how are the sun spots?
Posted by: Anna Puma at September 13, 2020 02:28 PM (2TxKA)

In 2017 the sun was dead as a doornail when it came to sunspots, based on observations I saw outside of Douglas, WY. (Naturally I was there for the eclipse.) So I am thinking it will be busy again around 2022-2023 or so. I could be wrong and perhaps an observational astronomer here could let us know.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (SSJSf)

275 I'd only watch the NFL if they shot down the Goodyear Blimp at halftime.

Posted by: Regular joe relentlessly upping the ante at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (L9P9s)

276 I'm a pimp now ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:20 PM (O+AcM)


You dont wanna be?

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:24 PM (D/SYi)

277 ***PSA***
Repeating my message from last week - Ben Had has phone line problems which likely will not be corrected until mid-week. So if you're wondering why BH isn't commenting, that's it.

Posted by: Weasel at September 13, 2020 03:25 PM (MVjcR)

278 And I don't know which season it is, could be still this year's. We only watch it when The Good Son comes over on Wednesdays whilst eating supper. All traces of whatever we watched vanish as soon as the food coma begins about an hour later.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:25 PM (HaL55)

279 Nikola does have a nasty smell about it. The report that was issued about it by a short seller is scathing. It sounds like Theranos 2.0.

https://hindenburgresearch.com/nikola/

I know. Short seller. But still...
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (guGkK)


Wow. It really does look whiffy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:27 PM (tW3KO)

280 hogmartin maybe use electrical conduit pvc piping where the
squirrel can get to it. You can get metal piping also.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:27 PM (OjZpE)

281 My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back.

-
Squirrels got him.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (+y/Ru)

282 Any time you see the temperatures drop, with no storms on the way, it's worth checking to see if there was a volcanic eruption somewhere. It seems that no one reports on that. Ash or smoke in the air will cause temps to drop.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (YynYJ)

283 One technique that I used to use in business negotiations was prepending "They want me to believe that ..." to whatever they said. It's a useful method of keeping emotional distance when dealing with a snake charmer.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:23 PM (tW3KO)


I always look at most folks as cynically as I view ads on media. Everyone is P. T. Barnum leading you to the Great Egress.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (D/SYi)

284 I'd wear Theranos like a hat.

Posted by: LOL at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (5/oma)

285 OK, here's another one, not as big as Theranos but similarly ugly: Thinx Undergarment with self-syled "girl boss" Miki Agrawal.

Yes, put women and charge and you won't have to worry about #MeToo anymore! Oh wait. . .

Posted by: Lizzy at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (bDqIh)

286 I seem to recall this 11 year solar cycle was particularly low energy.... like Jeb!

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (3H9h1)

287 Remember when the left was losing their shit over the abusive Peloton husband who was holding his wife hostage and making her work out for his gratification? Remember when the left was only that deranged?

Good times, good times.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2020 03:29 PM (vU4+z)

288 I have been binge watching The Masked Singer. That show is hilarious. You just cannot predict who will be under those masks.
For example... A pink bear rapping Baby Got Back. When unmasked it was.... Sarah Palin. Yes it was. And it was awesome! Everyone was shocked and she got a lot of applause. No one booed the governor.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 13, 2020 03:29 PM (Vxu+H)

289 260 "219 Gawd, I am so sick of listening the the neighbors chickens. It's too nice a day to close the slider."

Are they singing Cardi B "songs?"
Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 03:17 PM (qpX6U)

Wet Ass Poultry?

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:31 PM (NWiLs)

290 Good times, good times.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2020 03:29 PM (vU4+z)


It seems like they are yelling at me saying; You want crazy, Ill show you crazy!

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:31 PM (D/SYi)

291 67 You need to use a lubricant that won't damage plastic parts and that will resist getting washed away by water.

Some will actually make things worse as they become gummy when they dry out and they also attract dirt and grit that will cause things to jam.

But then you knew that.
Posted by: jakee308 at September 13, 2020 02:23 PM (LH/PE)
===

thanks!

Posted by: Lena Dunham at September 13, 2020 03:31 PM (BRkq2)

292 I always look at most folks as cynically as I view ads on media. Everyone is P. T. Barnum leading you to the Great Egress.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (D/SYi)

Kind of like my approach to safe driving. I assume every other driver on the road is insane and wants to kill me. Or to put more kindly, they will always tend toward making wrong decisions.

Posted by: Northernlurker, don't pay me no mind at September 13, 2020 03:32 PM (lgiXo)

293 287 Remember when the left was losing their shit over the abusive Peloton husband who was holding his wife hostage and making her work out for his gratification? Remember when the left was only that deranged?

Good times, good times.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 13, 2020 03:29 PM (vU4+z)

God forbid a woman not become a fatass schlub and stay looking good because she wants her husband to be happy.

Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:32 PM (NWiLs)

294 I always look at most folks as cynically as I view ads on media. Everyone is P. T. Barnum leading you to the Great Egress.
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (D/SYi)


Yeah, but ...

I've dealt with people who could talk the birds down out of the trees. Some of them were so good I caught myself starting to be swept along on the torrent of bullshit, and I'm no ingenue. The technique helps to tamp down the subtle emotional reaction and refocus on objective substance.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:33 PM (tW3KO)

295 I am really perplexed by this woman who won the tennis this weekend - she is evidently a black Japanese person who is spouting social justice shit about - the US. I guess that's because Japan is so well known for it's focus on diversity and acceptance of non pure Japanese. /s People are nuts.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at September 13, 2020 03:33 PM (nFRLh)

296 God forbid a woman not become a fatass schlub and stay looking good because she wants her husband to be happy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:32 PM (NWiLs


I AM SITTING RIGHT HERE!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at September 13, 2020 03:33 PM (Vxu+H)

297 Gawd, I am so sick of listening the the neighbors chickens...

Comrade, since you live so close to poultry, in order to protect the industry, we must destroy your daughter's parakeets.

Posted by: Newcastle Vector Control at September 13, 2020 03:35 PM (uJ26V)

298 282 Any time you see the temperatures drop, with no storms on the way, it's worth checking to see if there was a volcanic eruption somewhere. It seems that no one reports on that. Ash or smoke in the air will cause temps to drop.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (YynYJ)

What about massive wildfires?

Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 03:35 PM (+X9Vs)

299 Here in PBC we have almost 5 acres under irrigation. Some years it won't rain from Thanksgiving all tha way to Easter. Almost 20 k invested so far, but if you want to be in the horse business green paddocks are required. Tax deductible green.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at September 13, 2020 03:35 PM (/VB9J)

300 Heh. That series Space Force (*drink!*) had an episode that showed something similar: some dink who had a rocket fuel that was "green." Naturally, it didn't work and that little factoid was discovered and covered up in somewhat of a gentlemanly fashion by Head Admiral/General Dude. She'll be back in other episodes, I'm pretty certain.

MN: The green fuel purchased for public school busses freezes in the winter.

Posted by: Adriane the Black Thumb Critic ... at September 13, 2020 03:36 PM (LPnfS)

301 Not a first world problem, but a third world problem that is now OUR problem-- are we at risk for a military coup?

https://tinyurl.com/y6lyxkea

Posted by: shibumi, living in Clown World at September 13, 2020 03:36 PM (ZCiJZ)

302 Comrade, since you live so close to poultry, in order to protect the industry, we must destroy your daughter's parakeets.
Posted by: Newcastle Vector Control

Maybe you could also keep their bees away from my patio. Of course, they spend all their time on the other side of the house.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:36 PM (R4aZ2)

303 God forbid a woman not become a fatass schlub and stay looking good because she wants her husband to be happy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:32 PM (NWiLs)


Jealousy and envy make everyone crazy even entire political movements.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:37 PM (D/SYi)

304
God forbid a woman not become a fatass schlub and stay looking good because she wants her husband to be happy.
Posted by: Insomniac - Ex Cineribus Resurgo at September 13, 2020 03:32 PM (NWiLs)

As long as he's not a fat ass schlub who looks 60 weeks pregnant. Some of these "beer bellies" are not to be believed!

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at September 13, 2020 03:38 PM (ONvIw)

305 Electrical piping plastic or metal has fitting to turn just like plumbing

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:39 PM (OjZpE)

306 In March 2020, Nikola announced its plans to merge with VectoIQ[10] Acquisition Corporation[11] (ticker VTIQ), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company run by former General Motors Co. executive Steve Girsky. This resulted in the combined company being listed on the NASDAQ exchange with the NKLA ticker symbol.

This alone sends up red flags. Merging with company that is already publicly traded is a classic way to avoid all the extensive due diligence associated with an IPO.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:39 PM (tW3KO)

307 Hey, try back-to-eden style. Layer large woodchips throughout the property. They'll help with creating a healthy top soil within the first year, but make it better and better year after year. You can also reduce watering requirements, and the chips help with erosion prevention from rain as well. All this - and you can get them for free from getchipdrop.com

Posted by: LeroyOutlaw at September 13, 2020 03:41 PM (H3dRi)

308 Yeah, but ...

I've dealt with people who could talk the birds down out of the trees. Some of them were so good I caught myself starting to be swept along on the torrent of bullshit, and I'm no ingenue. The technique helps to tamp down the subtle emotional reaction and refocus on objective substance.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:33 PM (tW3KO)


You have just described my father, hence why Im not easily rolled.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:42 PM (D/SYi)

309 Any time you see the temperatures drop, with no storms on the way, it's
worth checking to see if there was a volcanic eruption somewhere. It
seems that no one reports on that. Ash or smoke in the air will cause
temps to drop.


That almost sounds like there could be some giant heat source somewhere that keeps teh Erf warm. It'd have to be pretty big though, something about the size of a star. Plus it'd also need to be fairly close on a galactic scale...

But, as we all know, mankind controls all the weathers with SUVs.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:42 PM (HaL55)

310
Speaking of first world problems -

Have the spoiled little wieners who play pro football destroyed the connection to their fans and their YUGE incomes in the process?

Or, will the game addicted suckaz tune in today?

Posted by: naturalfake at September 13, 2020 03:43 PM (dWwl8)

311 I have some of those things in my yard. The yard is terraced and unlevel. Be careful when cutting the lawn. hahahahahah

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2020 03:43 PM (ePWRo)

312 Elizabeth Holmes and Kamala Harris are *exactly* alike.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 03:43 PM (L2ZTs)

313 Apropos nothing else, I really enjoyed this, for multiple reasons.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgoOo31RpkM

Posted by: pep at September 13, 2020 03:44 PM (v16oJ)

314 As long as he's not a fat ass schlub who looks 60 weeks pregnant. Some of these "beer bellies" are not to be believed!
Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at September 13, 2020 03:38 PM (ONvIw)


Im not supposed to be the hot one or so my wife tells me.

*gently rubs third trimester gut*

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:45 PM (D/SYi)

315 My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back

chances are dum, dum dee dum

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:45 PM (O+AcM)

316 My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back.




It could be just by Chance that he's no longer showing up.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2020 03:45 PM (ZSmCZ)

317 For the fashionable hypochondriac, a $960 Louis Vuitton face mask.

https://bit.ly/2FBBST2

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 03:45 PM (+y/Ru)

318
I sympathize CBD.

The land our house is built on used to be farmland.

When they built the neighborhood, they must've bulldozed every bit of top soil off the development.

We've got roughly 1-2 inches of top soil and then it's clay and stone all the way down....apparently to the mantle.

Gardening es no bueno.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 13, 2020 03:46 PM (dWwl8)

319 Masks are for bishes!

Posted by: Pelosi at September 13, 2020 03:46 PM (nJSLa)

320 Gardening es no bueno.
Posted by: naturalfake at September 13, 2020 03:46 PM (dWwl

stone raised beds will work

and they are lovely

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:48 PM (O+AcM)

321
Hey, try back-to-eden style. Layer large woodchips throughout the property. They'll help with creating a healthy top soil within the first year, but make it better and better year after year. You can also reduce watering requirements, and the chips help with erosion prevention from rain as well. All this - and you can get them for free from getchipdrop.com
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I LOVE the wood-chip look and I thought it was crazy expensive. Thanks for the tip!

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 03:49 PM (G51Gf)

322 312 Elizabeth Holmes and Kamala Harris are *exactly* alike.
Posted by: qdpsteve

I watched the documentary on Theranos on one of those streaming services, and she (elisabeth holmes) was unbelievable. Dropping out of Stanford at 19 because she already knew enough about biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine to create this pie in the sky device that would perform over 200 tests with one drop of blood?

It would have been amazing if true, and plenty of people wanted to believe it, but simple analysis of the format would show it to be impossible. Plus, her engineers said from day one they couldn't do all of those tests in one tiny device.

The fact that she was using venipuncture and performing the tests in house on traditional devices, rather than her '"invention" was horrid. What made it worse was the number of people relying on those tests and they were predominantly incorrect. For medical tests. This woman needs to go to jail for bodily harm. But apparently she pled mental illness. That is an insult to people who truly have mental illness.

Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 03:49 PM (+X9Vs)

323 My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back.
-----
I wouldn't go in the garden if you hear 'Feed me Seymour!'.

Posted by: BluesFish at September 13, 2020 03:49 PM (WQZ1O)

324 Im not supposed to be the hot one or so my wife tells me.

*gently rubs third trimester gut*
Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:45 PM (D/SYi)

My wife tells me that too...I hope Paolo is at Tapper's where he belongs!

Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at September 13, 2020 03:51 PM (ONvIw)

325
stone raised beds will work

and they are lovely
Posted by: REDACTED

My project for next Spring. Replace the 45 yo terraced railroad ties with stone. Mom used to have a garden, but she died in '94. Dad never kept up except the roses.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:51 PM (R4aZ2)

326 Any time you see the temperatures drop, with no storms on the way, it's worth checking to see if there was a volcanic eruption somewhere. It seems that no one reports on that. Ash or smoke in the air will cause temps to drop.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 03:28 PM (YynYJ)

What about massive wildfires?
Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 03:35 PM (+X9Vs)

Temps have been pretty consistently 5-10 degrees under the forecast where I'm at thanks to the smoke. Not exactly a volcanic winter but it's something.

I'd rather have the heat than the ash and awful air quality though.

Posted by: Sjg at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (gDSJf)

327 No cardi b. I see he is home and now they have
company. Parked in front of my house, a chick, dude with a manbun and a
10 yo kid wearing a mask. Not the Halloween kind. Jeebus. At least
all the other neighbors are normal.
Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:20 PM (R4aZ2)


Warn him chickens are a vector for Covid, just like for Bird 'flu. He should get rid of them until they get a vaccine. Just ask Fauci.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (WyVLE)

328 Prayers for the two a Deputy Sheriffs shot yesterday. Sickening.

Posted by: Cheri at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (FGQ5G)

329 454 Chevy in a Cooper Climax!

Posted by: Smokey Yunick at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (r+ov6)

330 I've dealt with people who could talk the birds down out of the trees.
Some of them were so good I caught myself starting to be swept along on
the torrent of bullshit, and I'm no ingenue.


Two groups are easily conned. The uneducated, and the highly educated. The first because they are desperate to break the bonds of their current situation. Also the latter group.

Whenever somebody comes to you with a foolproof way to make 10% a year like Bernie Madoff - or they try to sell you their foolproof real estate investment system - ask yourself one damn question. If that shit really worked, why in the fuck are you telling me ? Because I wouldn't tell you.

Poor people fall for that shit because they have nothing to lose. Rich people fall for that shit because they don't value what they have to lose. Uneducated people fall for that shit because they don't know any better. Educated people fall for that shit because they're absolutely positive they know better.

Posted by: English Lycanthrope at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (nBV40)

331 Afternoon all
Packed and ready To go back to VA tomorrow

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2020 03:53 PM (85Gof)

332 Dropping out of Stanford at 19 because she already knew enough about biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine to create this pie in the sky device that would perform over 200 tests with one drop of blood?

Here's what a 19 year old knows about ANY of those subjects: ><

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:53 PM (tW3KO)

333 Warn him chickens are a vector for Covid, just like for Bird 'flu. He should get rid of them until they get a vaccine. Just ask Fauci.
Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2020 03:52

lol.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:54 PM (R4aZ2)

334 196 If you like Theranos, you'll LOVE Nikola, the latest tech company scam implosion.
Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 02:56 PM (qpX6U)

We can send them an endless stream of "green" climate monkey money to them. How much did donate?

Posted by: Joey Fingers' handlers at September 13, 2020 03:54 PM (BRkq2)

335

Hell, Bill Frist was on the board of Theranos. Yep, they were all thinking with their dicks.

Or maybe, our elites are just that stupid. Considering what they've done to the country over the past few decades, I can believe it.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 13, 2020 03:56 PM (rCwaK)

336 I could be wrong, but I believe Tesla looked for quite some time like a Theranos.

Then Elon actually came out with a car that people were willing, and even eager, to drive and purchase.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 03:56 PM (L2ZTs)

337 My project for next Spring. Replace the 45 yo terraced railroad ties with stone. Mom used to have a garden, but she died in '94. Dad never kept up except the roses.
Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:51 PM (R4aZ2)

you will love the results and it's a forever solution

if you need any tips, just ask

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:56 PM (O+AcM)

338 Watching 5 Mile Cave. Good wholesome movie.

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (R4aZ2)

339 The real "value" for GM seems to be branding. We believe the legacy automaker simply seeks to latch General Motors' storied name onto Nikola's charismatic Founder and Executive Chairman, Trevor Milton.

Uh oh.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (tW3KO)

340 Apropos nothing else, I really enjoyed this, for multiple reasons.

I can think of two reasons right off the top of me head.

She's a looker and a great pianist, but I drive a pickup truck that's older than her that I bought new. Nice sounding upright piano, tho'.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy - Joe Biden killed my career at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (HaL55)

341 DJT roundtable live in Vegas.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_AiqKQRVHjE

Posted by: BluesFish at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (WQZ1O)

342 My wife tells me that too...I hope Paolo is at Tapper's where he belongs!
Posted by: Billy plays Bagpipes at September 13, 2020 03:51 PM (ONvIw)


Ours is Raul, I think I safe he seems like he plays for the other team. He came highly recommended by Jerry Falwell Jr.

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (D/SYi)

343 I look around all day, haven't seen a update on the 2 sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it again.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (OjZpE)

344 Infidel, you haven't gotten to the buttsecks part yet ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (L2ZTs)

345 Israel vying for Dumbest Country on Earth WRT C19.

Adopting super-strict "lockdown" this week, after months of corroboration of the decades of solid epidemiological wisdom that such measures don't provide any net benefit.

So it's kind of a Peru, with nuclear weapons (strict lockdown, world-leading fatality numbers).

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 03:58 PM (OTzUX)

346 gM invested a bunch of money in Nikola. Which means Nikola is a dead company walking.

Posted by: Asshoes at September 13, 2020 03:58 PM (FlcKk)

347
Temps have been pretty consistently 5-10 degrees under the forecast where I'm at thanks to the smoke. Not exactly a volcanic winter but it's something.

I'd rather have the heat than the ash and awful air quality though.
Posted by: Sjg at September 13, 2020 03:52 PM (gDSJf)

I was just positing that the fires may have contributed to ash and smoke that could affect temperature. It seems logical that if ash and smoke from volcanos can do so, the wildfires could as well. Frankly, I was hoping someone would tell me I was terribly wrong and get back to making cookies or something.

Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (+X9Vs)

348
you will love the results and it's a forever solution

if you need any tips, just ask
Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:56

May have to hire it out. Not sure this old body could do that again. Did some at the old place, but its been a while.

Tips on block, stone, etc?

Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (R4aZ2)

349 I could be wrong, but I believe Tesla looked for quite some time like a Theranos.

It did. I'm still not convinced that Tesla isn't a house of cards financially speaking.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (tW3KO)

350 3 I look around all day, haven't seen a update on the 2 sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it again.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (OjZpE)

I think the 2 sheriffs will make it but back 100% who knows

No word on the scum vermin who shot them

Posted by: Nevergiveup at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (85Gof)

351 well, I've got 9 hrs in the can on my first instructional youtube vid

maybe 30% thru project

Pretty sure no one will ever watch

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (O+AcM)

352 Sheriff deputies apparently out of danger, will survive shootings.

BLM and its messengers the NFL seem fine, too.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (OTzUX)

353
My gardener disappeared at the beginning of covid and never came back.
-----
I wouldn't go in the garden if you hear 'Feed me Seymour!'.
Posted by: BluesFish

==========

That's exactly what I'm talkin' about! Or that scene in Minority Report where the hothouse plants rise up and slap Tom Cruise. It was like that all around the house.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (G51Gf)

354 346 gM invested a bunch of money in Nikola. Which means Nikola is a dead company walking.
Posted by: Asshoes at September 13, 2020 03:58 PM (FlcKk)


"But why sign with Nikola at all? GM's CEO was asked on the day of the announcement what technology GM would get out of the deal. She couldn't name a single thing."

Sounds better and better.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (tW3KO)

355 haven't seen a update on the 2 sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it again.

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM

Out of surgery and should survive.

Posted by: Not Voting Our Way Out Of This at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (nJSLa)

356 BLM and its messengers the NFL seem fine, too.
Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (OTzUX)


Now we can all get some sleep.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (tW3KO)

357 gM invested a bunch of money in Nikola. Which means Nikola is a dead company walking.
Posted by: Asshoes at September 13, 2020 03:58 PM (FlcKk)


GM got nothing for the deal but buzz. Everything Nikola could do, GM could already do itself. Nikola apparently had no proprietary technology at all.

GM president Mary Barra has some explaining to do.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 13, 2020 04:00 PM (guGkK)

358
Sheriff deputies apparently out of danger, will survive shootings.

BLM and its messengers the NFL seem fine, too.
Posted by: rhomboid

=======

Thank God and how long before the shooter's name is on some player's helmet?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (G51Gf)

359 RINGS DINNER BELL

NoooooooD

Posted by: Skip, the guy who says NOOD at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (OjZpE)

360
Tips on block, stone, etc?
Posted by: Infidel at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (R4aZ2)


I only know about stoned

Posted by: REDACTED at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (O+AcM)

361
I look around all day, haven't seen a update on the 2 sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it again.
Posted by: Skip


A Los Angeles National Public Radio reporter was arrested early Sunday, Los Angeles County Sheriffs said, after she "interfered" with police trying to prevent alleged Black Lives Matter protesters from storming the hospital where two severely wounded LA County Sheriffs deputies were taken following a horrific ambush attack.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (63Dwl)

362 Smoke around me is at very unhealthy borderline hazardous levels, using epa numbers. And 2 of my neighbors mowed the lawn today. I really dont get some people.

Posted by: Asshoes at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (FlcKk)

363 My hunch is a suspect in the LA slaughter will be brought in.

These assholes are assholes, and *always* eventually start bragging about their exploits.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (L2ZTs)

364 I look around all day, haven't seen a update on the 2
sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it
again.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (OjZpE)


I agree with the sentiment. But I disagree with the details. Because that fker is not the only one of this kind.

Catching this one is missing the point. We're beyond the notion of a day in court for this stuff.

Posted by: English Lycanthrope at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (nBV40)

365 look around all day, haven't seen a update on the 2 sheriffs or shooter. That fker has to be caught because he will do it again.
Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 03:57 PM (OjZpE)


Four ft tall shooter. Prolly hiding in a McDonalds kiddie ball bin.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 13, 2020 04:02 PM (/Dgcm)

366 Smash I began installing 6 inch PVC pipe with a notch cut out at the bottom for our sprinkler heads when they go bad.
step 1: dig out the dead sprinkler head.step 2: cut a length of six inch diameter PVC pipe that is slightly longer, maybe a half inch longer, than the sprinkler body.step 3: using a piece of scrap board that's about three feet long as a ground level scree, expand the sprinkler hole until the PVC pipe will fit vertically with the lip of the PVC pipe at about one half inch below ground level. use the scree board to verify that it fits.
step 4: install new sprinkler head and slip the PVC pipe over the sprinkler with the notch on the bottom to provide a relief through which the water supply hose will fit.step 5: fill the cavity between the PVC pipe and the sprinkler head with pea-gravel
Now, when that little bastard dies again, just grab the PVC pipe with channel lock pliers, and pull the pipe out. scoop the pea gravel into a bowl. replace the sprinkler head, replace the PVC pipe and pea gravel. no more digging.

BurtTC - if you're here, you had a very good point yesterday. I didn't reply because I was wrong and was pissed about being wrong.

Posted by: BifBewalski AOS Moron at September 13, 2020 04:02 PM (VcFUs)

367 Nood food

Posted by: PUE 206 at September 13, 2020 04:03 PM (D/SYi)

368 Couldn't NFL players just put "LA Sheriffs' Shooter" on their helmets, until they have a name to put there?

I mean, come on, people. Show your support.

Haven't seen any reports of career-ending or health-threatening injuries from NFL games yet today. Get on it. Want some good news today.

Posted by: rhomboid at September 13, 2020 04:03 PM (OTzUX)

369 "Mr. Milton is the source of many, if not most, of the ideas and execution driving Nikola"

From Wiki: "He [Milton] attended one semester at Utah Valley State College, Orem before leaving.[3]"

But it was a jam-packed semester at a former vocational school first-tier university.

This is sounding VERY Theranos-like.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 04:04 PM (tW3KO)

370 Thank God and how long before the shooter's name is on some player's helmet?

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 13, 2020 04:01 PM (G51Gf)


Kirk Herbstreit: *sobs* It should...*sobs* be....waaaaaaaa

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 13, 2020 04:04 PM (ZSmCZ)

371 336 I could be wrong, but I believe Tesla looked for quite some time like a Theranos.

Then Elon actually came out with a car that people were willing, and even eager, to drive and purchase.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 03:56 PM (L2ZTs)

They have been working on electric cars for years. Elon found engineers and gave them a task that was actually achievable. The idea behind theranos was mindblowing, but after listening to what she was offering, it was not feasible. One drop of blood is simply not sufficient to support the number of tests she was saying her machine could run. Some of those tests were ones my kid has had, and they required VIALS of blood for proper runs.

But to reduced the costs of tests, and perhaps in the end, reduce medical costs way below what they are now? That would be worth trying. But she didn't really know what she was doing, she didn't allow her staff to actually make a viable machine, she just wanted results immediately, and to become rich and well known like Steve Jobs.



Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 04:06 PM (+X9Vs)

372 I could be wrong, but I believe Tesla looked for quite some time like a Theranos.

It did. I'm still not convinced that Tesla isn't a house of cards financially speaking.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (tW3KO)



Yeah, there's no way Tesla stock should be priced as it is.

However, now that Tesla's launching their satellites all over the sky (Amazon too),

I've begun to think that they may be the first up with an operational "driverless car".

You would need an exquisitely sensitive and precise redundant, widespread GPS system to make that work properly,

and Tesla may be doing just that.

We'll see.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 13, 2020 04:06 PM (dWwl8)

373 I was just positing that the fires may have
contributed to ash and smoke that could affect temperature. It seems
logical that if ash and smoke from volcanos can do so, the wildfires
could as well. Frankly, I was hoping someone would tell me I was
terribly wrong and get back to making cookies or something.
Posted by: Moki at September 13, 2020 03:59 PM (+X9Vs)


No, it is Sagan's Nuclear Winter scenario, but it is localized.

We should get clear weather and normal temperatures by this evening from the forecasts building on satellite data.

(nullschool and Goes 17)

but make cookies, cookies are good. I made Pear Chutney yesterday and I may make apple chutney tonight.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 13, 2020 04:07 PM (WyVLE)

374 Moki and naturfake, yup/thanks and yup/thanks :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 04:07 PM (L2ZTs)

375 Thankfully both survive, but it was small caliber handgun, maybe smaller than 9mm

Posted by: Skip at September 13, 2020 04:09 PM (OjZpE)

376 3-400 bites she isnt allergic to them, but had an allergic reaction. I guess enough of the poison will cause a reaction in anyone.
Posted by: PUE 206

yeowch!!!

she's probably qualified to be a member of some native Amazonian tribe - that's one of the rites of passage according to a NatGeo show I once watched

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 13, 2020 04:09 PM (nUhF0)

377 Jay, thanks, didn't see your response earlier.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 13, 2020 04:10 PM (L2ZTs)

378 I was just positing that the fires may have contributed to ash and smoke that could affect temperature.

-
My sister from Olympia WA says that while the smoke from our wildfire was rated 45 on the air quality index hers with all her wildfire is rated > 200. I thought ours was terrible so hers must be horrible!

(I have no idea 45 or 200 what).

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 13, 2020 04:12 PM (+y/Ru)

379 High was supposed to be 80 yesterday. It hit 66. And air quality is currently 445.

The difference is you can see the smoke and ash from the fires. With volcanic ash, it's higher up. I read about the year with no summer and that's when I started checking for volcanic eruptions.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at September 13, 2020 04:16 PM (YynYJ)

380 "Dropping out of Stanford at 19 because she already knew enough about biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine to create this pie in the sky device that would perform over 200 tests with one drop of blood?"

Her entire "idea" was: miniaturize an existing technology. And her only contribution tech-wise was a couple of functional block diagrams that any STEM-loving grade schooler could draw.

Her major contribution was "charisma" and sex appeal, Steve Jobs' reality-distortion field, and powerful family connections, and a rank-and-file STEM workforce that didn't give a shit what they "worked" on, as long as they got paid and kept their mouths shut.

Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 04:19 PM (qpX6U)

381 Kentucky doctor at forefront of battle dies four months after testing positive for the virus.

Dr. Rebecca Shadowen first announced she tested positive for COVID-19 virus on May 13. She worked at Med Health Center in Bowling Green, Ky.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2020 04:33 PM (ePWRo)

382
"Dropping out of Stanford at 19 because she already knew enough about biology, chemistry, engineering and medicine to create this pie in the sky device that would perform over 200 tests with one drop of blood?"

Her entire "idea" was: miniaturize an existing technology. And her only contribution tech-wise was a couple of functional block diagrams that any STEM-loving grade schooler could draw.

Her major contribution was "charisma" and sex appeal, Steve Jobs' reality-distortion field, and powerful family connections, and a rank-and-file STEM workforce that didn't give a shit what they "worked" on, as long as they got paid and kept their mouths shut.
Posted by: gp The Heretic at September 13, 2020 04:19 PM (qpX6U)


Fraud raised to the fraud power. It is illustrative how many of the elder generations' "best and brightest" (and our "betters") fell for her bullshit. It is hilarious that a grandson of George Schultz was one of the people who collapsed her house of cards.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2020 04:43 PM (pNxlR)

383 That shooter was about as tall as a 12 y.o.

Posted by: JAS at September 13, 2020 04:46 PM (2BZBZ)

384 Ok my first world problems. Life magazine has a Michelle Obama tribute that is new and has all of her 2020 commencement speeches in it. It is only 15.00$

I was really kinda bummed out about my son's high school graduation. It was a drive up and let him walk across a temp stage take pictures and go. Two days later I watched a Zoom Graduation for my Nephew, one hour into it they were still on the H's going alphabetcally. I was so glad to have had the drive through, and I certainly cannot imagine sitting through a Michelle speech.

Posted by: Picric at September 13, 2020 04:49 PM (yR0UH)

385
I was so glad to have had the drive through, and I certainly cannot imagine sitting through a Michelle speech.
Posted by: Picric at September 13, 2020 04:49 PM (yR0UH)


Wypipo! Why you no like me? I really don' like you!

Wypipo! Why you no 'spect me? Why you no fear my toned arms?

Wypipo! I got it made! Why? 'Cause many wypipo are DUMB!

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at September 13, 2020 04:51 PM (pNxlR)

386 Bhutan and Ladakh preparing for expansionist moves by Chi nah.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y666uhgn

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2020 05:03 PM (ePWRo)

387 The sooner that teenager is put down for his dirt nap the safer we all will be.

Posted by: torabora at September 13, 2020 05:19 PM (Kjzu8)

388 Trump in one hour and forty minutes.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y23volsr

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2020 05:20 PM (ePWRo)

389 He ran like a child or a dwarf.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 13, 2020 05:22 PM (ePWRo)

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