Saturday Afternoon Chess thread 10-17-2020

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Mariam Mansour (UAE)

We will have a fishing thread later, presumably. As always, the chess/dress pr0n thread is an open thread, so there is no such thing as an off-topic comment.



Pic Note:

Zombie from last week:

OK, here she is: The girl whom everyone in the chess world agrees is the most beautiful chess player ever to play a rated game -- a low-level player on the United Arab Emirates women's team in the Chess Olympiad several years back.

Here name is Mariam Mansour. She only ever played a few games, back in 2006.

She appeared out of the blue, played a few games for the UAE team, then was never seen again. Dazzling. She was FIDE rated in the 1800s.

Couple of things: I'm not sure I agree she's *the* most beautiful chessplayer. Or, at least, I'd need to see more photographs before I'd make that assessment. I'll let you morons decide for yourselves. Unfortunately, as zombie noted, there just aren't that many photographs of her online.

Also, Mansour's FIDE page is blank, no ratings, no demographic info, not much of anything. Which is kind of weird. It's like she doesn't exist. But zombie provided a link to one of her games, so we know she actually was a tournament player, however briefly. Not sure why she disappeared.




Beginner Problem - White To Play (1214)

Goal: White can force mate in 4 moves, and maybe fewer
Hint: perhaps you've seen this mating pattern before


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mariam mansour UAE 02.jpgMariam



Intermediate Problem - Black To Play (1217)

Goal: Black can force mate in 4 moves
Hint: Don't push the h pawn too early


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r5k1/ppp2ppp/8/3P4/3NP3/1P2PKbb/PB2Q1Pq/R4R2 b - - 0 1



Advanced Problem - White To Play (1216)

FINISH HIM!

Goal: It's a mate in 8!


20201017 - Problem 3.jpg
k2rn1r1/1p1b4/3p4/1P3p1q/2NNpbn1/8/5BPP/1R2R1QK w - - 0 1



Dress Pr0n For The 'Ettes:




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Greetings From Oktoberfest




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Problem Solutions

Beginner Problem - White To Play


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r3rb1k/pb3ppp/5p1N/2p2P1Q/1pP5/1P6/qB4PP/5RK1 w - - 0 1

This probably could've been an intermediate problem, it's a little tough:

1.Qxf7 Bd5

Or 1...Bd6 2.Qg8+ Rxg8 3.Nf7#

2.cxd5 Bd6
3.Qg8+ Rxg8
4.Nf7#

Another smothered mate.


Intermediate Problem - Black To Play


20201017 - Problem 2.jpg
r5k1/ppp2ppp/8/3P4/3NP3/1P2PKbb/PB2Q1Pq/R4R2 b - - 0 1

1...Bg4+
2.Kxg4 Qh4+
3.Kf3 h5
4.any Qg4#


Advanced Problem - White To Play


20201017 - Problem 3.jpg
k2rn1r1/1p1b4/3p4/1P3p1q/2NNpbn1/8/5BPP/1R2R1QK w - - 0 1

Answer:

1. Ra1+ Kb8
2. Ra8+ Kxa8

Not 2...Kc7?? 3.b6#

3.Ra1+ Kb8
4.Ra8+ Kxa8
5.Qa1+ Kb8
6.Qa7+ Kxa7
7.Nc6+ Ka8
8.Nb6# 1-0

Hope to see you all next week!


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Note: that cryptic line of letters and numbers you see underneath each board diagram is a representation of the position in what is known as "Forsyth-Edwards Notation", or F.E.N. It's actually readable by humans. Most computer applications nowadays can read FEN, so those of you who may want to study the position, you can copy the line of FEN and paste into your chess app and it should automatically recreate the position on its display board. Or, Windows users can just "triple click" on it and the entire line will be highlighted so you can copy and paste it into your chess app.

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So that about wraps it up for this week. Chess thread tips, suggestions, bribes, rumors, threats, and insults may be sent to my yahoo address: OregonMuse little-a-in-a-circle yahoo dott com.

Posted by: OregonMuse at 05:28 PM




Comments

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1 Game time

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:28 PM (OjZpE)

2 Unbroken, Yeah!

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:29 PM (OjZpE)

3 Trump in Michigan

Posted by: dartist at October 17, 2020 05:31 PM (+ya+t)

4 Horde summoned, said last week she doesn't do anything for me.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:31 PM (OjZpE)

5 That chess babe has a beautiful brain and eyebrow.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (pB6Gt)

6 That first lady in the dark red and white dress has no legs!!

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (umQHI)

7 Should go up and watch the rally, working on more 15mm horses

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (OjZpE)

8 A stein of beer like that would do me for the day.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EjmGU)

9 Nothing says class like a simple black dress. Always have one on hand.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (nxdel)

10 6 That chess babe has a beautiful brain and eyebrow.
Posted by: humphreyrobot


One eyebrow is better than two!

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (HEEq1)

11 Evidently a Trump auto rally in KCMo this afternoon.
Hit it at the SE corner of the I-435 loop, and didn't pass it all til Metcalf.
There were people on every bridge accessible until I got off at Cabelas.
Can't find a thing on the local news sites.
Huh

Posted by: MarkY at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (oIasP)

12 He just called the Democrats, fascists.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (4ue9T)

13 Yeah sorry, anyone who thinks this gal is "most beautiful" anything, is high.

She looks like a boy.

And the scarf doesn't help.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (hku12)

14 MarkY.. well shit I didn't know about it! I would have been there. Extremely windy today though.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:34 PM (nxdel)

15
you can leave the hat on...

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 17, 2020 05:34 PM (tj1pY)

16 >>> A stein of beer like that would do me for the day.
Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EjmGU)

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You're not fooling anyone. You meant "get you started" for the day

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:34 PM (umQHI)

17 First problem (without spoiling it for everyone:

Smothered mate in about four moves.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HEEq1)

18 One eyebrow is better than two!
Posted by: zombie

Are you suggesting that i should pluck her?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (pB6Gt)

19 FLOTUS rocking the slit skirt.

GEOTUS in fine fettle in Muskegon.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

20 Black can throw away the B and R to delay the smothered mate to five moves, in problem 1.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (HEEq1)

21 Yeah sorry, anyone who thinks this gal is "most beautiful" anything, is high.

She's attractive but most beautiful? Nope. Do something with eyebrows for one thing. Sheesh.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (nxdel)

22 See looks angry - naturally angry.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (4ue9T)

23 9 A stein of beer like that would do me for the day.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EjmGU)


How the Germans can drink that much in one sitting astounds me. That stein looks like it can hold 2 liters.

Yes, I'm a wimpy American lightweight.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (fSxQB)

24 Saw Sundowner took today off to rest

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (OjZpE)

25 Smothered mate in about four moves.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HEEq1)

Scattered and covered too.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (NWiLs)

26 >>> Smothered mate in about four moves.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:35 PM (HEEq1)

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Don't give my wife any ideas.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (umQHI)

27 I like the girl in dark red.

Oh, and that's Joan Fontaine.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (rpbg1)

28 Melania is a beauty. I do miss seeing her

Posted by: Jmel at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (bVhJi)

29 No. Not the most beautiful.
Have been several others.
And, Oktoberfest Girl has it hands down.

Or bottoms up, as it were.

Prost!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (axyOa)

30 It was a popular Victorian mourning practice to have a loved one's hair incorporated into jewelry.

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Or loved one skull bones. No? Ok, but where did I pick that up ...?

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (zr5Kq)

31 A praying mantis chess board should have removable heads on the kings.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

32 21 Black can throw away the B and R to delay the smothered mate to five moves, in problem 1.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (HEEq1)


Is it 5 moves if you sac the B? I thought it was 4 at the most.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:38 PM (fSxQB)

33 Good looking, but the best? Just from lurking here every couple of weeks and checking out the intro pictures, she doesn't stand out at all.
Granted, it's a well biased selection.

Posted by: From that time at October 17, 2020 05:38 PM (aAQRl)

34 Oh, and that's Joan Fontaine.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (rpbg1)


Indeed.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:38 PM (fSxQB)

35 As Melania Trump went to visit the Queen Fabiola Children's Hospital in Brussels, she went for a softer form of power dressing. Sure it was a leather suit with snakeskin pumps, but the blush color was certainly feminine and approachable.

Melania has found the perfect balance of chic and conservative in this custom leather suit by Maison Ullens, a Belgian designer that has a charity which provides women undergoing cancer treatment with wigs, cosmetics, scarves, and support to continue feeling beautiful. Talk about a thoughtful choice!

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 05:39 PM (iEx0u)

36 Trump is tearing Biden a new one.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:39 PM (fSxQB)

37 Oktoberfest - Boobs, Blondes and Beers.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 17, 2020 05:40 PM (ZLI7S)

38 And, Oktoberfest Girl has it hands down.

Or bottoms up, as it were.

Prost!
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 05:37 PM (axyOa)

What's the thing growing out of Oktoberfest Girls head?

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:40 PM (FnwlK)

39 Monobrowy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 17, 2020 05:41 PM (oVJmc)

40 Oktoberfest - Boobs, Blondes and Beers.
Posted by: JackStraw

You left off Brats.

Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020 05:41 PM (nnf6G)

41 41
Monobrowy.

you were expecting octobrowy for oktoberfest?

Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (5br8a)

42 I just love the celebration of femininity here in the Chess/Dress thread. Thank you, OM.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (U2p+3)

43 Not sure why she disappeared.

"We may never know."

Posted by: The MFM at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (jacU8)

44 whoever convinced Joan to don that hideous gown is not her friend

looks like the covering of a loo table at Simpsons

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (R3uW8)

45 37 Melania has found the perfect balance of chic and conservative

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 05:39 PM (iEx0u)

Blood continues to boil the way they slobbered over Mike Obama "(s)he has lovely arms".....yet continue to ignore/snub our First Lady...

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (FnwlK)

46
Monobrowy.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 17, 2020 05:41 PM


Felonious Monobrowy

Posted by: Don Bangino at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (tj1pY)

47 Trump is simply riffing on any topic that pops up in his head.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (fSxQB)

48 Holy Cow. That diamond on Melania's hand is HUGE.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (7N5l4)

49 "Lock her up!"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (fSxQB)

50 10 Nothing says class like a simple black dress. Always have one on hand.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (nxdel)

Duly noted.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (FnwlK)

51 Looks chilly in Michigan.

Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (nnf6G)

52 30 - 1 no, 2 no, 3 no, 4 yes, 5 no, 6 maybe, 7 yes

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (OjZpE)

53 An AFTER-Dinner dress??? Seriously??? Now you have to change after you eat but before bedtime??
So, let's see:

Morning Dress
Riding Dress
Day Dress
Cocktail Dress
Dinner/Evening Gown
After dinner dress
Bed Clothes

That's a lot of changinging!!!

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 05:43 PM (UUBmN)

54 Chess Thread Yee-Haw!

Chess Broad looks PLO to me.

I wouldn't get in any cars she was getting into.

More Krauts! Oh, well. Beer, Boobs and Brats.

Oh, look, manhattan time. One cherry only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (Z+IKu)

55 Anyone there? Or close?

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (OjZpE)

56 What's the thing growing out of Oktoberfest Girls head?

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:40 PM (FnwlK)



Heater for the beer tent.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (axyOa)

57 Nice eyes, not the most beautiful--but very pretty.

Second pic is better than first.

Must trim those brows though.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (HrMC1)

58 Holy Cow. That diamond on Melania's hand is HUGE.

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20 Carrots

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (zr5Kq)

59 I think the brown Victorian walking dress is very classy, and I like the color and style of the burgundy dress, but it looks like it's not meant for a plump, middle aged woman like me.

I think the chess playing UAE woman is attractive, but her eye color seem to have changed from the first to the second picture. She probably got married and her husband made her give up chess.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (WkPC9)

60 What's the thing growing out of Oktoberfest Girls head?
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:40 PM (FnwlK)

Maybe it's like a tour guide flag.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (NWiLs)

61 The scarf meeds to cover all her hair. I call BS

Posted by: The Charlie Daniels of the Torque Wrench at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (lOqu3)

62 I assume Joe called a lid day?

Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (nnf6G)

63 35 Good looking, but the best? Just from lurking here every couple of weeks and checking out the intro pictures, she doesn't stand out at all.
Granted, it's a well biased selection.
Posted by: From that time at October 17, 2020 05:38 PM (aAQRl)

Limited population to draw from.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (FnwlK)

64 I forgot a walking dress...

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (UUBmN)

65 "12 More Years" chant

Liberal and NeverTrumper heads explode

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (HrMC1)

66 ok , I was off by 5 Carrots...

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:46 PM (zr5Kq)

67 He's encouraging them to shout "TWELVE more years!"

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:46 PM (fSxQB)

68 59 Nice eyes, not the most beautiful--but very pretty.

Second pic is better than first.

Must trim those brows though.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (HrMC1)

hey, lets all pitch in and buy Joe some specs !!

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (R3uW8)

69 58 What's the thing growing out of Oktoberfest Girls head?

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:40 PM (FnwlK)



Heater for the beer tent.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (axyOa)

Must be tough walking around with that thing all day.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (FnwlK)

70 I assume Joe called a lid day?
Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020 05:45 PM (nnf6G)


Hunter smoked a lid today, does that count?

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (fSxQB)

71 "12 More Years" chant

If only.

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (nxdel)

72 Saw earlier Sundowner took day off

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:48 PM (OjZpE)

73 All youz throwing around drug lingo...

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:48 PM (zr5Kq)

74 Hunter called an early "smoke a lid " day

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 05:48 PM (R3uW8)

75 In case anybody missed this:

Thought I was a little weird for mourning my dogs more than my people.

Posted by: boynsea at October 17, 2020


*
*

Well, see, with people there are other things mixed in with the love, stuff like occasional resentment or jealousy. You love your aged mother, but you resent the time you spend taking her to the grocery, etc. Then you feel guilty, which is another thing in the mix.

With our animals . . . it's all about the love.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 05:48 PM (rpbg1)

76 45 Not sure why she disappeared.

"We may never know."
Posted by: The MFM at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (jacU

'Neath the streets of Boston?

Posted by: Caliban at October 17, 2020 05:49 PM (QE8X6)

77 34 21 Black can throw away the B and R to delay the smothered mate to five moves, in problem 1.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM (HEEq1)

Is it 5 moves if you sac the B? I thought it was 4 at the most.
Posted by: OregonMuse


Lemme count...1...2...3...4...yeah, you're right, don't see a way to delay beyond four moves.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:49 PM (HEEq1)

78 *smishes* olddog. thank you.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 05:49 PM (7N5l4)

79 Apologies, but it's Sopiko for me.

Posted by: Philip Sells at October 17, 2020 05:49 PM (7zz9b)

80 Problem with Islam she gets married off and locked up in her house barefoot and pregnant rest of her life.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:50 PM (OjZpE)

81 >>> hey, lets all pitch in and buy Joe some specs !!
Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (R3uW

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I think maybe we can conclude that Joe has a "type". NTTIAWWT

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:50 PM (umQHI)

82 Nice eyes, not the most beautiful--but very pretty.

Second pic is better than first.

Must trim those brows though.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (HrMC1)


She's got squarehead syndrome. Which, oddly enough when I was in Germany, that's what we used to call Germans: squareheads. For some of the frauleins there, it wasn't really a problem, such as beerstein gal above.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 05:50 PM (hku12)

83 10 Nothing says class like a simple black dress. Always have one on hand.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (nxdel)

Duly noted.

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:43
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This is known. And two is even better. Took awhile to get this through wife's brain. Now she's on the page. And it's cheaper on my pocket book.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 05:50 PM (iEx0u)

84 20 Carrots
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (zr5Kq)


this is about me, isn't it

Posted by: CHILI at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (R3uW8)

85 "12 More Years" chant

If only.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (nxdel)

Constitutional crisis!!!1!1!!!

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (6FeV1)

86 Chess babe is attractive enough if you don't mind having to think about the cultural impulse to KEEEEL YOUUU!!! I suspect she aged out and was married off.
Probably now has multiple children by some camel fucker.

Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (d9Irc)

87 Twelve more years would be great.

Posted by: Huck Follywood, Tinfoil Hat Wearer at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (fQzH1)

88 24 9 A stein of beer like that would do me for the day.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 05:32 PM (EjmGU)

How the Germans can drink that much in one sitting astounds me. That stein looks like it can hold 2 liters.

Yes, I'm a wimpy American lightweight.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:36 PM



As a veteran of many Oktoberfests, I can tell you that Germans get just as drunk as the rest of us.
The mugs/steins hold one liter. The typical fest mugs are made of glass but the smaller fests and local breweries and gasthouses will use clay mugs. I have a nice collection from my years in Germany.
My favorites are one from Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, and one from Kulmbach which is from a monastery. It is beautifully painted. And there is my dreaded 3 liters mug from Baren-Brau in Neustadt o.d. Waldnaab. I have only filled it and emptied it twice, once when I left Germany and again when I retired from the Army.
It is a party in a mug!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 05:52 PM (axyOa)

89 He should be hammering The Wicked Witch of North Gretchen and her lockdown

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 05:53 PM (OjZpE)

90 I love when bangs stick out the front of a headscarf....

It's like the muzzie equivalent of decolletage

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 05:53 PM (6FeV1)

91 And it's cheaper on my pocket book.

Yep, I have a summer one and a winter one. You never know when something will pop up and you need it. I remember when my dad died I had to go out and try to buy something for the funeral and I was in no shape to do so. Also.. the unexpected surprise 40th birthday party! Which thankfully, since it was my own, I was ready!

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:53 PM (nxdel)

92 88 "12 More Years" chant

If only.
Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:47 PM (nxdel)

Constitutional crisis!!!1!1!!!
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (6FeV1)

He does it just to make the libs heads explode...as another commenter noted above....love that about him

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:54 PM (FnwlK)

93 I know the 'ettes will probably say ugh, but I am a sucker for any girl that could wear those 19th century dresses. man. I would have like to met the girl that slid into those tiny things...

Posted by: Boswell at October 17, 2020 05:54 PM (w2LAm)

94 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive. It violates all sorts of expectations and norms. But just set aside the scarf and the knowledge of her religion (and for all we know she could be completely nonreligious, but forced to wear the scarf out of social-compulsion in her society): discounting any cultural attributes, she's a looker.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:54 PM (HEEq1)

95 Barefoot and pregnant at 60? Nobody wants to see that.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (RuIsu)

96 The bier maiden is cute, the Asian babe is enchanting, and the English doxy has nice stems. Nice selection of birds, as usual. Bravo!

Posted by: eastofsuez at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (jko0s)

97 Greatness in a quiet moment. How a man grew to love his mother-in-law:

https://tinyurl.com/yyfojpf5

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (WkPC9)

98 89 Chess babe is attractive enough if you don't mind having to think about the cultural impulse to KEEEEL YOUUU!!! I suspect she aged out and was married off.
Probably now has multiple children
Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (d9Irc)

Thought the same thing....checkmate first then I KEEEL you!

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (FnwlK)

99 What's the thing growing out of Oktoberfest Girls head?
________________

LOL, when I first looked at the photo I thought "yeah, she's cute but why is there an ax hanging over her head"?

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (k4dH2)

100 Barefoot and pregnant at 60? Nobody wants to see that.
Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (RuIsu)

Oy.

Posted by: Abraham at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (6FeV1)

101 60 Holy Cow. That diamond on Melania's hand is HUGE.


she's wearing in honor of ACB

the Crazy Diamond

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (R3uW8)

102 82 Apologies, but it's Sopiko for me.
Posted by: Philip Sells


Yeah she's so fine -- definitely the best-looking titled player. Or WAS -- now she's had a kids and is getting older. Sigh.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (HEEq1)

103 Well, I'm off to my sons apartment to celebrate his birthday. Last year I was at the Texas MoMe, which he hasn't let me live down! Later morons..

Posted by: Jewells45 at October 17, 2020 05:56 PM (nxdel)

104 Speaking of beer, I remember while visiting my sister in SoCal, wife and I went to beer pub that along the coast. You could order a beer in a yard glass. Seemed funny to have to set you glass on the floor next to your booth, so i just opted for the half-yard.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:56 PM (umQHI)

105 MSLSD knows what was wrong with Trump's townhall; Trump was rude to Savanah Guthrie.

Tom Elliott
@tomselliott

MSNBC's Donna Edwards: Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie

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Imagine the gall of a president interrupting a news bimbo!


Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 05:56 PM (+y/Ru)

106 shitshitshit....

UPS'd a care package for the Tx MoMe on Thursday.

store staff says it was picked up.
(i went by in person, we've been using them for many years)

tracking number still shows "shipment ready for UPS" as of just now.

talked to an American yesterday, who said it had made it to Van Nuys, and that the scans were just delayed...

talked to the Philippines today, who told me i had to track it, because they had no info...

pretty sure i burned their ears out before i hung up.

if anyone has any good suggestions, e-mail me at the addy in my nick, por favor.


Posted by: redc1c4 at October 17, 2020 05:57 PM (YR6XW)

107 Oktoberfest girl's headdress is a heater. Oktober.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2020 05:57 PM (RuIsu)

108 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive. It violates all sorts of expectations and norms. But just set aside the scarf and the knowledge of her religion (and for all we know she could be completely nonreligious, but forced to wear the scarf out of social-compulsion in her society): discounting any cultural attributes, she's a looker.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:54 PM (HEEq1)


It has nothing to do with conceding. You make it sound like some sort of prejudice.

You find her attractive, fine. I don't.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 05:57 PM (hku12)

109 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive. It violates all sorts of expectations and norms.
==

No , zombie. She is not pretty. Has nothing to do with West vs East. Nose out of whack, mouth too small for the rest of feature - overall not very good looking. The only thing that makes her ok to look at, is her youth and eye color. There is no "Western" vs "Eastern" standard of beauty.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 05:57 PM (zr5Kq)

110 And there is my dreaded 3 liters mug from Baren-Brau in Neustadt o.d. Waldnaab. I have only filled it and emptied it twice, once when I left Germany and again when I retired from the Army.
It is a party in a mug!
Posted by: Diogenes

When your beer stein size could be confused with a more than decent engine displacement, you're partying right!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 05:58 PM (yfVGv)

111 MSNBC's Donna Edwards: Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie

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Imagine the gall of a president interrupting a news bimbo!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 05:56 PM (+y/Ru)

Waraiotoko: men were disgusted by Guthrie talking over and interrupting our president. Women too. But that's none of my business.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 05:58 PM (6FeV1)

112 The chess babe, though...hard pass. While no doubt attractive, that first pic looks like she's fixing to start a chant of "Death to the Great Satan (aka USA)."

Posted by: eastofsuez at October 17, 2020 05:58 PM (jko0s)

113 Wow, I have to proof better or get skinnier fingers.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 05:58 PM (umQHI)

114 Chess Babe knows you took her baba ganoush from the fridge.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 05:59 PM (wPVhA)

115 Melania looks very nice in fitted suits. She should wear them more often.

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at October 17, 2020 05:59 PM (k4dH2)

116 Chess girl needs more elbows.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 05:59 PM (JUOKG)

117 Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie


The only women who were disgusted at it were ones who didn't like-and wouldn't vote for- Trump anyway. It was supposed to be a town hall. Not a lot of people got to ask questions. If NBC wanted to just have an interview with President Trump and Ms. Guthrie they should have called it that.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 06:00 PM (WkPC9)

118 110 Oktoberfest girl's headdress is a heater. Oktober.
Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2020 05:57 PM (RuIsu)

Forgot it gets cold in some parts in Oktober.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:00 PM (FnwlK)

119 Chess babe is attractive enough if you don't mind having to think about the cultural impulse to KEEEEL YOUUU!!! I suspect she aged out and was married off.
Probably now has multiple children
Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 05:51 PM (d9Irc)

Thought the same thing....checkmate first then I KEEEL you!
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 05:55 PM (FnwlK)


Well, considering that men tend to die younger than their wives, at least give her credit for being honest about it.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:00 PM (hku12)

120 When your beer stein size could be confused with a more than decent engine displacement, you're partying right!


Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 05:58 PM


HA!
Had not thought of it that way. They sold a five liter but not for me. That would definitely led to four on the floor and a blown tranny.

Oh wait...that didn't come out right.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM (axyOa)

121 I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM (wPVhA)

122 Trump in Michigan


Posted by: dartist at October 17, 2020 05:31 PM (+ya+t)


MFM: He's there to kidnap Gov. Karen!!!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (Xv8Jr)

123
I know the 'ettes will probably say ugh, but I am a sucker for any girl that could wear those 19th century dresses. man. I would have like to met the girl that slid into those tiny things...
Posted by: Boswell

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No one "slid" into those fugly things. They got laced into them and the corsets probably affected their shooting skills.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (G51Gf)

124 Still stuck on #1
We getting movie night or fish tails and adventures?

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (OjZpE)

125 Nice slam against Whitmer, again.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (Dc2NZ)

126 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive.
Posted by: zombie

There was a famous I think National Geographic cover some years ago with a picture of a young Kurdish woman. Just stunning in her natural beauty. They revisited her some (many) years later.

Time is a cruel mistress.

Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (nnf6G)

127 Advanced problem:

A classic theme: hurl all the rooks one after the other at the black king with check, saccing both, simply to make way for the queen to check in the corner, then sac the N on bishop-six to clear way for the bishop.

Three sacs in a row in the "line-clearing" theme! Superb.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (HEEq1)

128  hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM (wPVhA)

I'd much rather trump use ceelo green's "fuq you" as his entry song.

Posted by: Lorien1973 at October 17, 2020 06:03 PM (SpKeo)

129 124 I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM (wPVhA)

Should be "America, F*ck Yeah!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

130
Good lord, reading the comments about chess babe. I think she's gorgeous.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (G51Gf)

131 I'd much rather trump use ceelo green's "fuq you" as his entry song.
Posted by: Lorien1973 at October 17, 2020 06:03 PM (SpKeo)


Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)

132 >>I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive. It violates all sorts of expectations and norms.

I've seen some gorgeous women in the middle east, particularly in the UAE.

Posted by: JackStraw at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (ZLI7S)

133 Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)


Bugs Bunny?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (Dc2NZ)

134
I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

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The "Christmas Shoes" of patriotic music.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (G51Gf)

135 Oktoberfest - Boobs, Blondes and Beers.
Posted by: JackStraw

You left off Brats.
Posted by: Blutarski at October 17, 2020


*
*

Adults only, unless the kids can behave like grownups.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (rpbg1)

136 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive.
Posted by: zombie


Naa. I think it is just that most Westerners don't spend a lot of time in the ME. I was stationed in Turkey for a year. Women, when you found them, were beautiful. Down in the cities, Istanbul and Incerlik, you'd see them everywhere. I was up country and it was much ore conservative. Women were covered up.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (axyOa)

137 hiya

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (arJlL)

138 97 I think it's a cultural thing: Westerners just don't want to concede that a Muslim girl could be attractive.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 05:54 PM (HEEq1)

She's cute enough...in an 'I KEEEL all infidels" sort of way.....

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (FnwlK)

139 You find her attractive, fine. I don't.
Posted by: BurtTC


It's not just me -- I was merely reporting what is the general consensus among chess nerds.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (HEEq1)

140 >>Greatness in a quiet moment. How a man grew to love his mother-in-law

I read it, Fen...I can only hope to be that decent, that unbelievable as a FIL...a very touching personal moment.

Posted by: Boswell at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (w2LAm)

141 Still stuck on #1
We getting movie night or fish tails and adventures?
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:02 PM (OjZpE)


We got movies last week, so probably fish.

I want to rant on Season 2 of The Boys, but don't think I need to poison the fish talk with that. Even though the character of The Deep is silly and stupid.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (hku12)

142 What office is Savannah Guthrie running for anyhow? With her dough, she should retire to someplace remote.

Posted by: klaftern at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (RuIsu)

143 Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?


Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)




Natalie Wood? Jill St. John?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (Xv8Jr)

144 Blutarski
I know the photo you referred to. She was an Afghan teenager.
Remarkable eyes. No, time has not been her friend, sadly.
The chess babe above is good looking, no matter what. Not my cup uf tea because I'm old and decrepit though.

Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (d9Irc)

145 Nice post Fen!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (axyOa)

146 Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)

you obviously don't surf

Posted by: LTC Kilgore at October 17, 2020 06:07 PM (R3uW8)

147 All Hail the Unibrow!

Posted by: Builder Berg at October 17, 2020 06:07 PM (24pEx)

148 BurtTC by my count it's movie, movie, fish, movie

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:07 PM (OjZpE)

149 Unibrow chess babe had RBF. I wonder what she's really like. Does she have a sense of humor, can she cook, does she go?

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Rx3dp)

150 49 Trump is simply riffing on any topic that pops up in his head.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 05:42 PM (fSxQB)



He has talking points. He hits them each in order of his discretion and riffs on them dropping breadcrumbs along the way.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (4ue9T)

151 60 Holy Cow. That diamond on Melania's hand is HUGE.
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That's her 15 anniversary present, she wears as her engagement ring. 25 carats, emerald cut. Her first engagement ring was around 12-15 carats, emerald cut.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (iEx0u)

152 Women are either attractive or not. Their culture has nothing to do with it, but it does factor in when deciding whether to admire from afar, or to make a move.

Posted by: eastofsuez at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (jko0s)

153 151 Movie on 3, movie on 10 probably fish

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (OjZpE)

154 Unibrow chess babe had RBF. I wonder what she's really like. Does she have a sense of humor, can she cook, does she go?
Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Rx3dp)

Ok, those are important questions. Also, does she know how to knit a suicide belt ..?

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (zr5Kq)

155 The second problem is actually the most difficult of the three. Very subtle little dance, with delicate timing.

The real "problem move" black has to deal with is white's Nf5, which covers the mating square on g3 momentarily, but more importantly then allows the pawn to move forward with f4-f5, givng the white king "luft" (as they say in German and Yiddish).

I don't want to commit to posting the "solution" until I see all the possible flaws. Haven't done so yet.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (HEEq1)

156 You find her attractive, fine. I don't.
Posted by: BurtTC

It's not just me -- I was merely reporting what is the general consensus among chess nerds.
Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 06:05 PM (HEEq1)


Maybe we haven't wedgied the chess nerd as much as we should.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:09 PM (hku12)

157 The corsets didn't affect anything. They made corsets for washerwomen. They did give back support to women doing physical labor. And most didn't lace for an 18" waist like Scarlet O'Hara.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (YynYJ)

158 OK. Well, back to work.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (NWiLs)

159 I want to rant on Season 2 of The Boys, but don't think I need to poison the fish talk with that. Even though the character of The Deep is silly and stupid.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (hku12)
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Season 1 had some snappy ultraviolence but it just had this undercurrent of contempt for the rubes. I didn't try Season 2. What was your hot take?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

160 Chess girl... meh... first pic too grumpy looking, second pic smile looks forced or maybe she was tired/bored.

Again, meh. She's okay, but wouldn't call her a raving beauty.

Posted by: JQ at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (whOIk)

161 133
Good lord, reading the comments about chess babe. I think she's gorgeous.
Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (G51Gf)


I'm 60 and only have eyes for my wife, but if I were young and single I would find her beautiful. I like doe-eyed brunettes (like my wife) and the Mediterranean look.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (9IdCK)

162 The real "problem move" black has to deal with is white's Nf5, which covers the mating square on g3 momentarily, but more importantly then allows the pawn to move forward with f4-f5

I ment to say e4-e5, not f4-f5. Damn algebraic notation!

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (HEEq1)

163 152 Unibrow chess babe had RBF. I wonder what she's really like. Does she have a sense of humor, can she cook, does she go?

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:08 PM (Rx3dp)


Wink, wink, nudge, nudge, say no more.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (fSxQB)

164 Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)


Wagner sucks. People only know one thing of his and assume all of the cacophony he concocted over the years sounds like that. No it don't.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)

165 BurtTC by my count it's movie, movie, fish, movie
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:07 PM (OjZpE)


Hmmm, clearly I'm not paying close enough attention.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (hku12)

166 Don't get me wrong. She's pretty good looking without even trying.
She reminds me of an old girlfriend who had an eyebrow like that.

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:12 PM (Rx3dp)

167 160 The corsets didn't affect anything. They made corsets for washerwomen. They did give back support to women doing physical labor. And most didn't lace for an 18" waist like Scarlet O'Hara.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (YynYJ)

I love it when someone knows something I don't want to know

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:12 PM (R3uW8)

168 "Joe Biden is a criminal"

I rate this as, true.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:12 PM (wPVhA)

169 OK. Well, back to work.
Posted by: Insomniac

really ?

Better than having a Lawyer Stand.

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:12 PM (arJlL)

170 Trump just called Biden a criminal.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (fSxQB)

171 I consider that this poor child from UAE probablyu went the same road as Ms. Agha-Soltan did in the Iranian 'Green Revolution' that ubama helped the mullahs crush. And this beautiful woman was shot down and bled out on a public street by a sniper, so...if the UAE chess player got too goo, or too famous, or too beautiful for her britches.....?

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (XhWtx)

172 If it's not Movie Night, just wanna say that I saw "Psycho" on the big screen a few days ago and wow was Anthony Perkins great. Such a sweet young man!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

173 Greatness in a quiet moment. How a man grew to love his mother-in-law

I read it, Fen...I can only hope to be that decent, that unbelievable as a FIL...a very touching personal moment.
Posted by: Boswell

Some people are just that way. My son in law was my go to guy when dad was dying.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (7N5l4)

174 I think she's pretty. I like her eyes and her dark hair. And the fact she's not all made up.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (U2p+3)

175 I actually like the first shot of chess babe better than the second.
She's focused and more interesting.
The second shot shows her as smiling but is somehow, for me, offputting.

Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (d9Irc)

176 Chess babe is nice looking, in rating all of them towards bottom.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (OjZpE)

177 Got back from holding a Make America Great Again sign at a busy Manhattan Ks intersection next to the campus.

Lots of fun.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (u82oZ)

178 167 Some Wagner would be good, but you know who liked Wagner?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:04 PM (wPVhA)


Wagner sucks. People only know one thing of his and assume all of the cacophony he concocted over the years sounds like that. No it don't.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)


Kill the wabbit!

https://youtu.be/weHNnsMY82A

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (9IdCK)

179 The second shot shows her as smiling but is somehow, for me, offputting.
Posted by: Winston dreg of society at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (d9Irc)

Her face is smiling but her mouth is frowning

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (6FeV1)

180 'Neath the streets of Boston?
Posted by: Caliban

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Didn't know Charlie was into monobrows.

Posted by: From that time at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (aAQRl)

181 Couldn't she find a burqa that hid her unibrow?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (ftFVW)

182 93 I love when bangs stick out the front of a headscarf....

It's like the muzzie equivalent of decolletage
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 05:53 PM (6FeV1)
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What really cracks me up are the Nation of Islam chicks.
They'll wear a head scarf, accompanied by plenty of make-up, 3" brightly manicured fingernails, skin tight jeans, and skimpy tanktops.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (M/9m0)

183 I want to rant on Season 2 of The Boys, but don't think I need to poison the fish talk with that. Even though the character of The Deep is silly and stupid.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:06 PM (hku12)
--

Season 1 had some snappy ultraviolence but it just had this undercurrent of contempt for the rubes. I didn't try Season 2. What was your hot take?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (Dc2NZ)


Way way WAY over the top current events type garbage themes.

I won't spoil too much for those who intend to watch it, but there's an immigration storyline, and a "cool" congresswoman who is clearly meant to resemble a certain bug eyed former barmaid from New York.

Really hits it so blatantly, I haven't even bothered to finish watching the last episode. I might, just to see, but it's garbage.

Then I noticed Seth Rogan is involved in the production.

That answers that, as to where it went wrong.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (hku12)

184 And this beautiful woman was shot down and bled out on a public street by a sniper, so...if the UAE chess player got too goo, or too famous, or too beautiful for her britches.....?


No game is worth an assassination.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (wPVhA)

185 Melania looks like perfection in that suit. It's sexy, it's simple and it's a beautiful picture of her.

Joan Fontaine's dress is really spectacular. A real head turner. I've never seen anything like it and it is stunning.

The Dowager Empress's evening gown is so beautiful. I can't tell if there is a high neckline on it, or if that's part of the dress form. I want to imagine it's not a high neck and the dress was meant to show a decolletage.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (bUIvd)

186 Trump just called Biden a criminal.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (fSxQB)
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He's not wrong.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (OYAWg)

187 the unibrow is OK

I draw the line at the unipit

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (R3uW8)

188 Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:14 PM (u82oZ)

Good for you! Were you the only person doing that or some others did as well?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (WkPC9)

189 If Chess Babe No. 1 and No. 2 are the same person -- and as somebody asked, how did her eye color change? -- in her first pic she has RBF, but in the second is smiling warmly. I find the second image much more appealing than I do the first.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 06:16 PM (rpbg1)

190 Yahoo News: Trump hates black women...Someone heard some one say they heard from someone that Trump said that...so there!

Posted by: Colin at October 17, 2020 06:16 PM (CJr47)

191 190 the unibrow is OK

I draw the line at the unipit
Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:15 PM (R3uW

She had a dress cut down to hair

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (6FeV1)

192 One of my problems with a stein like that is that I'm a slowish drinker. The beer would be warm by the time I finished.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (EjmGU)

193 Yahoo News: Trump hates black women...Someone heard some one say they heard from someone that Trump said that...so there!
Posted by: Colin at October 17, 2020 06:16 PM (CJr47)


Just like he hates Jews.

Rat bastard.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (wPVhA)

194 120 Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie


The only women who were disgusted at it were ones who didn't like-and wouldn't vote for- Trump anyway. It was supposed to be a town hall. Not a lot of people got to ask questions. If NBC wanted to just have an interview with President Trump and Ms. Guthrie they should have called it that.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 06:00 PM (WkPC9)


The Federalist had a good take on this I think. People tuned in to hear the people ask questions and Trump to answer them. She kept inserting herself between and asking her own questions. Which is not what a Town Hall is.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (TO9X0)

195 Wagner
sucks. People only know one thing of his and assume all of the
cacophony he concocted over the years sounds like that. No it don't.

Posted by: runner
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Years ago, the Detroit Symphony did an outdoor concert where they played the music in classic Looney Tunes cartoons, with a screen projecting the cartoon. When THAT cartoon came up, the conductor intro'd it by saying "We're now going to play about 5 minutes of Wagner . . . which is about the right amount."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (8AONa)

196 I'm 60 and only have eyes for my wife, but if I were young and single I would find her beautiful. I like doe-eyed brunettes (like my wife) and the Mediterranean look.
Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (9IdCK)


So. I'm thinking you watch a lot of shows with Catherine Bell.
She's hawt.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (axyOa)

197 Skip-

Around here there's a SHIPLOAD of Trump signs.

Although, when I step out my door, the first thing I see is a GIANT Drooly and the Blowfish sign.

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (arJlL)

198 Trump just called Biden a criminal.

-
Twatter is going to have to cancel him.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (+y/Ru)

199 167---Wagner sucks. People only know one thing of his and assume all of the cacophony he concocted over the years sounds like that. No it don't.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:11 PM (zr5Kq)
-----------------------------------
Wagner's music is much better than it sounds.

Posted by: Mark Twain at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (M/9m0)

200 S Guthrie husband worked in Obama white house

Posted by: Jonah at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (+CASr)

201 Trump riffing on Hunter's laptop.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (wPVhA)

202 If it's not Movie Night, just wanna say that I saw "Psycho" on the big screen a few days ago and wow was Anthony Perkins great. Such a sweet young man!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:13 PM (Dc2NZ)


He starred in the true story of Jimmy Piersall, the baseball player who flipped out, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder... or whatever they called it at the time, but it was clearly bipolar.

Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)

203 Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (TO9X0)

Exactly.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at October 17, 2020 06:20 PM (WkPC9)

204 I am 29 and had to get braces.

This makes me have a liquid diet.

Margaritas are liquid so winning.

Posted by: blaster at October 17, 2020 06:20 PM (ZfRYq)

205 NEW CBD INFUSED TOILET PAPER!!!!

Now everyone can calm their ass down.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 17, 2020 06:20 PM (Vxu+H)

206
192 If Chess Babe No. 1 and No. 2 are the same person -- and as somebody asked, how did her eye color change? -- in her first pic she has RBF, but in the second is smiling warmly. I find the second image much more appealing than I do the first.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at October 17, 2020 06:16 PM (rpbg1)


She looks better in the second pic if it is the same girl. However I don't find either particularly attractive. Not ugly at all. But just like nothing particularly stirring.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:20 PM (TO9X0)

207 Heh. Hunter Biden is the "Vacuum Cleaner."

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (9IdCK)

208 Years ago, the Detroit Symphony did an outdoor concert where they played the music in classic Looney Tunes cartoons, with a screen projecting the cartoon. When THAT cartoon came up, the conductor intro'd it by saying "We're now going to play about 5 minutes of Wagner . . . which is about the right amount."
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (8AONa)
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Was that in Rochester? I saw it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (Dc2NZ)

209 >>So. I'm thinking you watch a lot of shows with Catherine Bell.
She's hawt.
Posted by: Diogenes

She was. Too much bad plastic surgery has ruined her looks. She's not even tepid.

Posted by: Aviator at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (0FTCx)

210 "Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie "

Those women wanted Savannah to bitch at Trump for an hour and for him just to sit there and take it.

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (Rx3dp)

211 I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM

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Had Lee Greenwood come out to the Midway in 87 with Bob Hope in the Persian Gulf on a USO Tour and he sang that song. We loved it and he got a 5,000 person standing ovation in Hanger Bay 1 and 2 that night.


It's on youtube.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (JUOKG)

212 Well they called Kavanaugh a rapist, and Biden is a criminal, as is his son. Trump is a street fighter

Posted by: Jonah at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (+CASr)

213 Although, when I step out my door, the first thing I see is a GIANT Drooly and the Blowfish sign.
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (arJlL)


Stealing that.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (TO9X0)

214 I'd share hummus with chess girl

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 06:21 PM (EjmGU)

215 The corsets didn't affect anything. They made corsets for washerwomen. They did give back support to women doing physical labor. And most didn't lace for an 18" waist like Scarlet O'Hara.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 17, 2020 06:10 PM (YynYJ)

I came across Mrs. Boswells wedding dress in the attic while searching for Halloween stuff to put out - it was still in the original Kleinfeld box. Mon dieu! How tiny...both my hands spread were much bigger across than the waist. She wore a corset that day and never complained.

Posted by: Boswell at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (w2LAm)

216 JT see lots of large Trump signs and displays, will say almost every Biden sign is small yard sign except 1 house in Phoenixville is all made up Never Trump.
My BiL has his looking like Trump Hq

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (OjZpE)

217 Diogenes, a 5L? *smacks forehead* I could've had a V8!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (yfVGv)

218 NEW CBD INFUSED TOILET PAPER!!!!

Now everyone can calm their ass down.
Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench)

If ya use more than 1 square, he hits ya with the Banhammer !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (arJlL)

219 >>> 193 Yahoo News: Trump hates black women...Someone heard some one say they heard from someone that Trump said that...so there!
Posted by: Colin at October 17, 2020 06:16 PM (CJr47)

The retards are trying to help the leftists pretend they didn't piss and moan about Nodding Woman.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (/kh7m)

220 He
starred in the true story of Jimmy Piersall, the baseball player who
flipped out, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder... or whatever they
called it at the time, but it was clearly bipolar.



Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)


In the late 70s and early 80s Jimmy Piersall and Harry Carey used to be the announcers for White Sox games. I think they spent half of the time arguing with each other. You don't know what you're talking about Harry. You don't know what you're talking about Jimmy.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (Xv8Jr)

221 Hunter's laptop

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (4ue9T)

222 Wagner sucks. People only know one thing of his and assume all of the cacophony he concocted over the years sounds like that. No it don't.
Posted by: runner 

Wagner wrote the famous Wedding March and, I think, the Overture from The Meistersinger is very beautiful.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (+y/Ru)

223 Although, when I step out my door, the first thing I see is a GIANT Drooly and the Blowfish sign.
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:18 PM (arJlL)


Stealing that.
Posted by: Buzzion

lol

BMG !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (arJlL)

224 Crazy Bernie, greatest loser in history

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:24 PM (wPVhA)

225 Wagner's music is much better than it sounds.
Posted by: Mark Twain

Lol, good old Twain.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:24 PM (zr5Kq)

226 "I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.
Posted by: Cicero"


That it is and when they play it when you are at a Trump rally it will give you goosebumps.

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Rx3dp)

227 JT see lots of large Trump signs and displays, will say almost every Biden sign is small yard sign except 1 house in Phoenixville is all made up Never Trump.
My BiL has his looking like Trump Hq
Posted by: Skip

Nice !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:24 PM (arJlL)

228 It's very possible Sundowner was getting coin from Hunter's Ukrainian and Chinese deals.
So now you are talking real crimes, though I would probably have a heart attack if he was ever indicted.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (OjZpE)

229 Heh. Hunter Biden is the "Vacuum Cleaner."
Posted by: Michael the Texan

You know who else is a vacuum cleaner...

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (yfVGv)

230 Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie




The
Federalist had a good take on this I think. People tuned in to hear the
people ask questions and Trump to answer them. She kept inserting
herself between and asking her own questions. Which is not what a Town
Hall is.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:17 PM (TO9X0)


She did it just for that reason. So that the headlines would be "mean, sexist" Trump was cutting off the wymyn. See suburban wymyn you can't vote for him.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (Xv8Jr)

231 MD Governor Larry Hogan voted by mail. He wrote in Ronald Reagan.

Posted by: Vendette at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (IDtuf)

232 Was that in Rochester? I saw it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris
====
Yes indeed. One of my first dates with Mrs. Refugee. You should have said "hello"!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (8AONa)

233 FenelonSpoke

I was there with some 8-10 College Republicans. I chatted with them about two of their professors I knew outside of class. One blinked at me saying her Interior Design Professor was a fantastic cook. I was friends with her husband.

And I discusses governance philosophy.

They laughed when I answered the f*** Trump from college age women with "Thanks, Karen." Lot more support that hate, but the hate was there for sure.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (u82oZ)

234 Wagner wrote the famous Wedding March and, I think, the Overture from The Meistersinger is very beautiful.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (+y/Ru)

Famous Wedding March is by Felix Mendelssohn, a Jew.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)

235 We have a Trump paraphernalia store in town.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (+y/Ru)

236 I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:01 PM


I hate it.

I appreciate the sentiment, but it's just mawkish and the melody sounds like a late '70's ad jingle.

But the line "where AT LEAST I know I'm free" really bugs me.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (HrMC1)

237 WZ says Twitter won't unlock NY Post account until they drop the biden story

Posted by: It's me donna at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (Zmnko)

238 Meistersinger can shove it.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (zr5Kq)

239 231 It's very possible Sundowner was getting coin from Hunter...
---------------------

Joe "vacuum cleaner" Biden, was getting 50%.

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (4ue9T)

240 It's very possible Sundowner was getting coin from Hunter's Ukrainian and Chinese deals.

Possible? Hunter bitched to his sister that Sleepy Joe was taking half of it.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (wPVhA)

241 Diogenes, a 5L? *smacks forehead* I could've had a V8!
Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 06:22 PM (yfVGv)


Yeah.
I wimped our and went with the 3 liter. My buddy macho'd up and got the 5.
Damn he got wasted.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (axyOa)

242 Crazy Bernie, greatest loser in history
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

And the richest !

What's he up to ?

Five houses now ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (arJlL)

243 Speaking of movie night. All the talk about Tombstone last night, I just had to watch it. What a great flick. Not sure what to watch tonight. I'm partial to westerns. TCM has really gone down hill. I love old black and white movies. The Thin Man is always good.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 06:27 PM (7N5l4)

244 237 Wagner wrote the famous Wedding March and, I think, the Overture from The Meistersinger is very beautiful.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (+y/Ru)

Famous Wedding March is by Felix Mendelssohn, a Jew.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)


I believe the proper AOSHQ Style Guide recommends "Joooo!"

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 06:27 PM (9IdCK)

245 My BiL has had a life size Trump cut out, going tomorrow and he is supposed to have a Melania cut out as well. The Trump cut out is looking out top window with MAGA hat and holding a flag

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:27 PM (OjZpE)

246 235 Was that in Rochester? I saw it!

Posted by: All Hail Eris
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Yes indeed. One of my first dates with Mrs. Refugee. You should have said "hello"!

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (8AONa)
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Huge cheer from the crowd when What's Opera Doc ("Kill de Wabbit") came up on screen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:27 PM (Dc2NZ)

247
Crazy Bernie, greatest loser in history

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

And the richest !

What's he up to ?

Five houses now ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM


he has perfected the art of losing

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (tj1pY)

248 229 "I hate that "proud to be an American song." It's sappy and dumb.
Posted by: Cicero"


That it is and when they play it when you are at a Trump rally it will give you goosebumps.
Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:24 PM (Rx3dp)


Should make a deal with Mr McMahon and play Real American.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (TO9X0)

249 "But the line "where AT LEAST I know I'm free" really bugs me.
Posted by: JoeF

Wow, harsh. Where do you stand on Zappa?

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (Rx3dp)

250 At this point Biden has three options ahead of him. Death, the presidency, or prosecution.

This is why he's running.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (wPVhA)

251 Watching Rollerball on TMC.

Forgot how good that movie is.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (nw6Hr)

252 Savannah Guttery was unwatchable, I had to turn it off. She was on the attack from the git-go and was badgering President Trump with bullshit questions.

Sympathy status:
[ ] GAF
[x] DGAF

Posted by: Reggie Love at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (yfVGv)

253 Women were "disgusted" at Trump "talking over" and "interrupting" Savannah Guthrie


They WANT women to be disgusted, but guess what? women thought Guthrie was ugly and disrespectful.

It was her job to torpedo Trump that night because her colleagues were pissed that NBC scheduled it opposite Biden.

She failed.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (HrMC1)

254 You know what could be fun?
An Oktoberfest MoMe.

Think of the possibilities.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (axyOa)

255 We have sooper dooper missiles!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (wPVhA)

256 Famous Wedding March is by Felix Mendelssohn, a Jew.

-
Wagner wrote Here Comes the Bride Big Fat and Wide. Germans are all zaftig.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (+y/Ru)

257 What I hate is that YMCA song. It's more Garrett than Garrett.

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (Rx3dp)

258 Infidel

Check out Disorganized Crime

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (arJlL)

259 SPACE FORCE!!!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (wPVhA)

260 Yeah. I wimped our and went with the 3 liter. My buddy macho'd up and got the 5.
Damn he got wasted.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (axyOa

5 Liters is like fourteen 12 oz beers - jeebus!

Posted by: Boswell at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (w2LAm)

261 >>> Crazy Bernie, greatest loser in history
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)

And the richest !

What's he up to ?

Five houses now ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM (arJlL)


======

He's like the fighter that gets paid off to lose. Less work for the money.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (umQHI)

262 Watching Rollerball on TMC.

Forgot how good that movie is.

--

I saw it was on just a few minutes ago. TCM played it several weeks back, so I watched it then. The beautiful woman who plays his ex, whom he still very much loves, was his real life wife at the time. I think.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (bUIvd)

263 Greetings:

I find uni-brows distracting.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (evgyj)

264 Mansour lost a match to a Jew and was stoned to death by her village.

Posted by: Desultory joe at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (L9P9s)

265 Huge cheer from the crowd when What's Opera Doc ("Kill de Wabbit") came up on screen.

Posted by: All Hail Eris
====
Well, that's what we all came out to hear/see.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (8AONa)

266 Wow, harsh. Where do you stand on Zappa?
Posted by: f'd

Or Yoko ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (arJlL)

267 That is not a very flattering picture of Joan Fontaine.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (M/9m0)

268
Famous Wedding March is by Felix Mendelssohn, a Jew.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)

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Actually, he was baptized into the Lutheran church.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (mht8P)

269 But the line "where AT LEAST I know I'm free" really bugs me.
Posted by: JoeF

Wow, harsh. Where do you stand on Zappa?
Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:28 PM (Rx3dp)

Yeah, the line bugs me. It's almost as if they agree the country sucks, but "at least" we're (in theory) free.

Never got into Zappa, but a lot of people like him and i'm not going to slag him.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (HrMC1)

270 Greetings:



I find uni-brows distracting.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM

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Hairy down therey......

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (JUOKG)

271 5 Liters is like fourteen 12 oz beers - jeebus!
Posted by: Boswell at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (w2LAm)

About 10 pints. Two and a half pitchers. Which is par for a decent night out of drinkin' for me... but that's, like... the whole night.

I wouldn't want to have one beer for the whole night.

Or shotgun ten pints and be flat out roadhoused by 8 PM.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (6FeV1)

272 Tannhauser rocks!

Posted by: pawn at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (Cfk8j)

273 Any suburban women offended about trump destroying guthrie, were voting for Biden anyway.

Posted by: Jonah at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (+CASr)

274 Our Korean Babe has beautiful hands.

Posted by: Don at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (mwDnq)

275 Everyone sing!!!!

If you like subpoena colada
And getting caught in Ukraine
If your dads into children,
and you are into cocaine!
If you like waking up at midnight
With a hooker in chains
Then you're Hunter Biden
And you want to escape!

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (Vxu+H)

276 What I hate is that YMCA song. It's more Garrett than Garrett.
Posted by: f'd

I'm sure that he owns a weedwhacker.

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (arJlL)

277 I do not want a sample of your magic helmet, Elmer Fudd.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (Dc2NZ)

278 I hate Wagner. I tried to sit throughs a few of his operas. Never was I able to make it thorough the first act. Had to leave. It's not music. It's a collection of notes. I don't understand how normal people can sit through 4, 5, 6 hours of that crap. Sopme opera houses do the whole RING cycle and pretend it is music, and people in the audience pretend they understand. And overweight opera singers (mind you, the music is so overconcocted very few larynxes can work with it) sweat their best thought it. Poor things. Klingon opera is more musical.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM (zr5Kq)

279 Zappa was influenced by Varese.
And thus began his troubles.

Posted by: attilla the unreasonable at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (w7KSn)

280 Woody Guthrie would have been more respectful to Trump than Savanah

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (HrMC1)

281 >>> You know what could be fun?
An Oktoberfest MoMe.

Think of the possibilities.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (axyOa)

=====

I could see that being the first AND last Oktoberfest MoMe.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (umQHI)

282 Actually, he was baptized into the Lutheran church.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (mht8P)

yeah, that made him hated less..../

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (zr5Kq)

283 WZ says Twitter won't unlock NY Post account until they drop the biden story

==

That is truly unbelievable stuff. I guess the big threat of Dorsey getting some questions thrown at him at a hearing aren't really scaring him too much. They need to burn to the ground.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (bUIvd)

284 Never got into Zappa, but a lot of people like him and i'm not going to slag him.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (HrMC1)

---------

Well, he likes your garage.

Posted by: fixerupper at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (nw6Hr)

285 Crazy Bernie, greatest loser in history
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero)
And the richest !
What's he up to ?
Five houses now ?
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:26 PM
he has perfected the art of losing
Posted by: AltonJackson

He should write a book. Maybe, The Art of the Fail?

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (yfVGv)

286 Chess girl is pretty, beautiful eyes.

Yes, unibrow - but that can be overlooked

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (oAY8z)

287 WZ says Twitter won't unlock NY Post account until they drop the biden story

-
This created equal stuff is OK but let's not take it too far.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (+y/Ru)

288 I
hate Wagner. I tried to sit throughs a few of his operas. Never was I
able to make it thorough the first act. Had to leave. It's not music.
It's a collection of notes. I don't understand how normal people can
sit through 4, 5, 6 hours of that crap. Sopme opera houses do the whole
RING cycle and pretend it is music, and people in the audience pretend
they understand. And overweight opera singers (mind you, the music is
so overconcocted very few larynxes can work with it) sweat their best
thought it. Poor things. Klingon opera is more musical.

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:32 PM

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I love Wagner. I often run his operas in the background when I am building WWII German scale tank models.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (JUOKG)

289 Diogenes

Beer shortages would limit the damage. The picture of last years TxMoMeet liquor collection was amazing.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (u82oZ)

290 I hit the wrong link and have been talking to myself on the pet thread.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (Gd3Hn)

291
I forgot for the Pet Thread, but happy 11th birthday to our rescue girl Musya. She's the tiniest Borzoi I've ever seen (just 24 inches) but she makes up for it in feistiness. Big Dan once came down to the gate of her pen and she drove him off; it was funny to see this hulking boy fleeing the little girl.

She's happy, healthy and energetic. She's also the hungriest little dog in existence. Poor thing was starved on worthless food for so long she's making up for it.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (mht8P)

292 Never got into Zappa, but a lot of people like him and i'm not going to slag him.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:31 PM (HrMC1)

---------

Well, he likes your garage.
Posted by: fixerupper at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (nw6Hr)

Well, we have no dope or LSD--just a couple of quarts of beer....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (HrMC1)

293 I started watching The Boys, but their first "interaction" with the invisible supe ended by not playing by the rules set up in the episode.

Spoiler following: his skin was supposed to be impenetrable and it wasn't in the final scene.

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (9AFWN)

294 Chess girl is pretty, beautiful eyes.

Yes, unibrow - but that can be overlooked
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (oAY8z)

Or simply trimmed.....

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (HrMC1)

295 Earlier in the week, TJM was raving about how much he loved watching "Cats". Yuge, luxurious raving. "Can't wait to see it again" raving. Maybe we get to see his review tonight.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (8AONa)

296 Chess babe -- turn out the lights. Problem solved.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (u82oZ)

297 2009Refugee

Should be fish tonight.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:36 PM (u82oZ)

298 Chess girl has too bushy eyebrows

Posted by: It's me donna at October 17, 2020 06:36 PM (Zmnko)

299 Hahahaha. PDT: "Well, I was debating 2 people. Well, not really just one... Chris Wallace."

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 06:36 PM (iEx0u)

300 >>>Watching Rollerball on TMC.

Forgot how good that movie is.

======

Just went to look for it on dish. First thing that came up in the search was Rock and Roll road trip with Sammy Hagar. Amazing that he is the same age as Bill Clinton, and how much better he looks than BillyJeff

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:36 PM (umQHI)

301 On second thought, Chess girl does have ( looks down) a rather small mouth.

Needs more girth.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:36 PM (HrMC1)

302 I dunno Zombie, she's cute, and pretty, and lovely and kind I'm sure, but it is like with Melania, nothing sparks with me there.


A hispanic co-worker was complaining to me once that Selma Hayek was much prettier than her, since she had just seen the movie Frida. I asked her if she wanted me to show her how to look like Selma in that movie, and when she said yes, I took a lock of her hair and held it sideways above both of her eyes.

She was not amused for some reason. I just about fell over laughing.

Nice lady, sweet, has lots of kids, a very bitter sense of humor, absolutely vicious in how she slangs on people in fun.

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2020 06:37 PM (WyVLE)

303 219 JT see lots of large Trump signs and displays, will say almost every Biden sign is small yard sign except 1 house in Phoenixville is all made up Never Trump.
My BiL has his looking like Trump Hq

Lots of small pop-up street vendors doing a hot business in Trump signs, flags, etc all over my part of OC

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:37 PM (FnwlK)

304
"Wagner has some good moments and some bad quarters of an hour" - Gioacchino Rossini

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:37 PM (mht8P)

305 love Wagner. I often run his operas in the background when I am building WWII German scale tank models.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:34 PM (JUOKG)


*drops miniature scale Little Boy on Mr. Scott's Panzers

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (zr5Kq)

306 "It's almost as if they agree the country sucks, but "at least" we're (in theory) free. "


I can see how it comes across like that. I take a more simplistic view though, that it was the best he could come up with to rhyme with "and gave that right to me".

Anyway, I agree it's sappy and corny and cringeworthy in spots, but it's got a catchy hook and I give it a 5 and a half.

Posted by: f'd at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Rx3dp)

307 I hit the wrong link and have been talking to myself on the pet thread.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob

You'll never lose an argument that way !

Hiya Cannibal !

Regards to Heidi !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (arJlL)

308 I love when he trolls Leftists on 8 more years.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (OjZpE)

309 Salma Hayek is Lebanese.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (HrMC1)

310 298 Earlier in the week, TJM was raving about how much he loved watching "Cats". Yuge, luxurious raving. "Can't wait to see it again" raving. Maybe we get to see his review tonight.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (8AONa)
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I have to believe he was being held hostage by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

311 Chess babe -- turn out the lights. Problem solved.
Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (u82oZ)


This is how many problems are solved...

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (zr5Kq)

312 Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)


In the late 70s and early 80s Jimmy Piersall and Harry Carey used to be the announcers for White Sox games. I think they spent half of the time arguing with each other. You don't know what you're talking about Harry. You don't know what you're talking about Jimmy.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:23 PM (Xv8Jr)


I believe they were both right.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:39 PM (hku12)

313 Madamemayhem, *holds up lighter* Freebird!

Posted by: Drink Like Vikings at October 17, 2020 06:39 PM (yfVGv)

314 I liked The Boys.

I won't spoil too much for those who intend to watch it, but there's an immigration storyline, and a "cool" congresswoman who is clearly meant to resemble a certain bug eyed former barmaid from New York.

Really hits it so blatantly, I haven't even bothered to finish watching the last episode. I might, just to see, but it's garbage.


The end of the last episode involved her and is important.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:39 PM (sTnpX)

315 Posted by: JT at October 17,

Made a note. Thanks. Off to heat up sauce and meatballs, make spaghetti and garlic bread.

Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 06:40 PM (7N5l4)

316 I could see that being the first AND last Oktoberfest MoMe.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:33 PM (umQHI)


On the up side I have a buddy at the Embassy. He'd bail us out.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:40 PM (axyOa)

317 I have to believe he was being held hostage by Andrew Lloyd Webber.




He's been bribed ! He is tainted !

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:40 PM (zr5Kq)

318 I saw something interesting a couple of hours ago. Was doing some weekend things and went by a couple of 'Viva Trump' signs alongside the usual local office candidate signs. First ones I've seen in the PHX suburbs.
And it looks like rallies in Tuscon and Prescott on Monday. Somebody's actually working to generate enthusiasm and get people to vote. I like that.

Posted by: Carpe Manana at October 17, 2020 06:40 PM (YOwvG)

319 You'll never lose an argument that way !

Hiya Cannibal !

Regards to Heidi !
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (arJlL)

Greetings JT! Heidi says Hi!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2020 06:40 PM (Gd3Hn)

320 TCM has really gone down hill.
Posted by: Infidel at October 17, 2020 06:27 PM (7N5l4)


This.

Just got an e-mail that the DFW Fiber Fest in Irving is canceled.

Leftists ruin everything.

Posted by: Sal at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (KTdeA)

321 I started watching The Boys, but their first "interaction" with the invisible supe ended by not playing by the rules set up in the episode.

Spoiler following: his skin was supposed to be impenetrable and it wasn't in the final scene.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (9AFWN)


That's where you got hung up?

The key words here are: Was supposed to be.

In other words, part of his "story" was impenetrable skin, but the boys found a way around that. In other, other words, it's like they found a back door.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (hku12)

322 alma Hayek is Lebanese.
Posted by: JoeF.

She doesn't have a schnozz like Danny Thomas

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (arJlL)

323 237---Famous Wedding March is by Felix Mendelssohn, a Jew.
Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (zr5Kq)
-------------------------
Yeah, but that's the famous recessional.
Wagner wrote the "Here Comes the Bride" processional.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (M/9m0)

324 He starred in the true story of Jimmy Piersall, the baseball player who flipped out, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder... or whatever they called it at the time, but it was clearly bipolar.

Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)

Manic-depressive was the old term.

Posted by: Bete at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (Ojki1)

325 Salma Hayek is Lebanese.


Lipstick, I guess?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (oVJmc)

326 Chess girl needs a tongue stud.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (CLteG)

327 231 It's very possible Sundowner was getting coin from Hunter's Ukrainian and Chinese deals.
So now you are talking real crimes, though I would probably have a heart attack if he was ever indicted.
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:25 PM (OjZpE)

You're heart is safe as long s I am in charge.

Posted by: B. Barr, bagpipe fan at October 17, 2020 06:42 PM (Ojki1)

328 Salma Hayek is Lebanese.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (HrMC1)


I thought she's married to a guy and has a kid?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:42 PM (Xv8Jr)

329 Is the chess chick Muzzi? Are Muzzi chicks good in bed? Anyone? Bueller?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at October 17, 2020 06:42 PM (Gd3Hn)

330 "Twelve more years
Twelve more years
Twelve more years"

Posted by: Braenyard at October 17, 2020 06:42 PM (4ue9T)

331 298 Earlier in the week, TJM was raving about how much he loved watching "Cats". Yuge, luxurious raving. "Can't wait to see it again" raving. Maybe we get to see his review tonight.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:35
---------------------------------

The movie? Wife and daughter watched it this week and said it was so bad they couldn't turn it off. I asked if worse than "Popeye." They said worser.

Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (iEx0u)

332 I am also Lesbanese. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (CLteG)

333 Posted by: JT at October 17,

Made a note. Thanks. Off to heat up sauce and meatballs, make spaghetti and garlic bread.
Posted by: Infidel


Sounds great !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (arJlL)

334 Wow, harsh. Where do you stand on Zappa?
Posted by: f'd

Or Yoko ?

Posted by: JT

Generally, I don't do boycotts; I do buycotts when I want to support someone. Accordingly, when Sean Ono Lennon tore the media a new one the other day, I got one of his albums. Not my style but not too bad. Kinda like the Beatles in their pop phase.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (+y/Ru)

335 'Evening, all. Chocolate-chocolate-chip cream scones are in the oven, French roast brewing. What's going on in the wide world?

Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (99Nt9)

336 I liked The Boys.
------
I won't spoil too much for those who intend to watch it, but there's an immigration storyline, and a "cool" congresswoman who is clearly meant to resemble a certain bug eyed former barmaid from New York.

Really hits it so blatantly, I haven't even bothered to finish watching the last episode. I might, just to see, but it's garbage.
------
The end of the last episode involved her and is important.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:39 PM (sTnpX)


Alright, I'll give it a look. I heard there's a lot of Grrrrrl Power going on, but let's see how that goes.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:44 PM (hku12)

337 Sundowner on his own like this a hour and half would put everyone to sleep.

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:44 PM (OjZpE)

338 Federal authorities in Utah announced a crackdown Friday on 21 white
supremacist gang members and associates in the Salt Lake City area who
allegedly distributed drugs or illegally possessed guns.



Oh thank God the Feds got them. That really ought to stop the cities burning and all of the violence, looting and rioting.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (Xv8Jr)

339 I saw it was on just a few minutes ago. TCM played it several weeks back, so I watched it then. The beautiful woman who plays his ex, whom he still very much loves, was his real life wife at the time. I think.

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 06:30 PM (bUIvd)


Uh, no. James Caan was never married to Maud Adams.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (fSxQB)

340 Yeah sorry, anyone who thinks this gal is "most beautiful" anything, is high.

She looks like a boy.

And the scarf doesn't help.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 05:33 PM (hku12)

Tend to agree. And she will have a mustache by the time she's 35. Not bad as Arab women go, but not world-class.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (u1ppQ)

341 'Evening, all. Chocolate-chocolate-chip cream scones are in the oven, French roast brewing. What's going on in the wide world?
Posted by: Russkilitlover

We're hungry !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (arJlL)

342 I have to believe he was being held hostage by Andrew Lloyd Webber.



He's been bribed ! He is tainted !

Posted by: runner

=====
Next time he's around, you have to ask him if he enjoyed it as much as you've heard. You will want to ask him this question from a safe distance.

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (8AONa)

343 Yeah, but that's the famous recessional.
Wagner wrote the "Here Comes the Bride" processional.
Posted by: Margarita DeVille at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (M/9m0)

he stole from someone, had to, that and Ride of the Valkyries; very outside his oeuvre

Posted by: runner at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (zr5Kq)

344 FOX just said that doctors told Trump not to have the rally today?

What's this about?

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (HrMC1)

345 I started watching The Boys, but their first "interaction" with the invisible supe ended by not playing by the rules set up in the episode.

Spoiler following: his skin was supposed to be impenetrable and it wasn't in the final scene.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (9AFWN)


I thought that they established that the power that made his skin impenetrable to most attacks made him vulnerable to that one type of attack.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (sTnpX)

346 @130 zombie seems to be wrong

I've looked through the comments and don't see any solutions yet.

Beginner is really nice.

1. Qxf7 gxh6
2. Bxf6#

1. ... Be7 or Bd6
2. Qg8+ Rxg8
3. Nf7#

1. ... any
2. Qg8#

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (AHq56)

347 What's going on in the wide world?
Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM

We are all coming over, that's what

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (OjZpE)

348 He starred in the true story of Jimmy Piersall, the baseball player who flipped out, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder... or whatever they called it at the time, but it was clearly bipolar.

Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)

Manic-depressive was the old term.
Posted by: Bete at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (Ojki1)


Right, but I don't remember what they called it in the movie.

Probably one of those weird psychiatric terms they made up back in the day, that make almost no sense, other than signal the doctors were often as crazy as the patients.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (hku12)

349 347 FOX just said that doctors told Trump not to have the rally today?

What's this about?

My guess it's the "surge" of new cases in MI and WI

Posted by: It's me donna at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (Zmnko)

350 Generally, I don't do boycotts; I do buycotts when I want to support someone. Accordingly, when Sean Ono Lennon tore the media a new one the other day, I got one of his albums. Not my style but not too bad. Kinda like the Beatles in their pop phase.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (+y/Ru)


I follow him on Twitter. He sounds like another normal guy, not particularly conservative, who is growing increasingly weirded out at how batshit crazy the left is becoming.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (fSxQB)

351 312 Salma Hayek is Lebanese

She's married to a dude!

Half Lebanese half Mexican I think.

And she is definitely my flava!

Posted by: blaster at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (ZfRYq)

352 Chess girl is from the UAE, but something tells me her bloodlike is Pakistani

She really doesn't look Arabic.

Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (HrMC1)

353 Uh, no. James Caan was never married to Maud Adams.

--

Wow, you're right. I have no idea why my brain registered that!

Posted by: Lady in Black at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (bUIvd)

354 Right, but I don't remember what they called it in the movie.



Probably one of those weird psychiatric terms they made up back in
the day, that make almost no sense, other than signal the doctors were
often as crazy as the patients.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (hku12)



I believe the scientific term was loony tunes.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (Xv8Jr)

355 I started watching The Boys, but their first "interaction" with the invisible supe ended by not playing by the rules set up in the episode.

Spoiler following: his skin was supposed to be impenetrable and it wasn't in the final scene.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (9AFWN)

I thought that they established that the power that made his skin impenetrable to most attacks made him vulnerable to that one type of attack.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (sTnpX)


Almost like the Maginot Line the french set up.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:48 PM (hku12)

356 Diogenes @ 257, Oktoberfest MoMe? There is one already happening in Corsicana next weekend.

Posted by: Eromero at October 17, 2020 06:48 PM (XhWtx)

357 Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (AHq56)

The beginner problem is more complicated than I had originally thought. I probably should've made it an intermediate problem.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (fSxQB)

358 257 You know what could be fun?
An Oktoberfest MoMe.

Think of the possibilities.
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:29 PM (axyOa)

Would like a SoCalMoMe

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (FnwlK)

359 I like my coveffe black and my scones warm with berry jam, thank you. And do you have any of that Southfarthing Leaf?

Posted by: Thorin Oakenshield at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (CLteG)

360 Chess girl is from the UAE, but something tells me her bloodlike is Pakistani

She really doesn't look Arabic.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:47 PM (HrMC1)


Who plays chess wearing a field jacket?

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (axyOa)

361 Right, but I don't remember what they called it in the movie.



Probably one of those weird psychiatric terms they made up back in
the day, that make almost no sense, other than signal the doctors were
often as crazy as the patients.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (hku12)



I believe the scientific term was loony tunes.
Posted by: TheQuietMan

Bats in the Belfry

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (arJlL)

362 Having one of these weapons would be a blast

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (OjZpE)

363 313 298 Earlier in the week, TJM was raving about how much he loved watching "Cats". Yuge, luxurious raving. "Can't wait to see it again" raving. Maybe we get to see his review tonight.
Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:35 PM (8AONa)
---

I have to believe he was being held hostage by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (Dc2NZ)

Mother-in-law i believe. It was watch the movie or socialize.

He later said he wished he had socialized.

Posted by: Bete at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (Ojki1)

364 Almost like the Maginot Line the french set up.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:48 PM (hku12)


Meh, the Maginot Line gets an undeserved bad rep. The plan was always to fight the Germans in Belgium: the purpose of the ML was to prevent the Germans from attacking elsewhere, thus allowing the French to concentrate their forces in a battle in a small area where German numerical superiority would be neutralized, and the French would have Belgian and British assistance. The failures were mostly due to politics which prevented its extension along the Belgian border, as well as the belief that the Germans couldn't attack through the Ardennes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (sTnpX)

365 >>> The movie? Wife and daughter watched it this week and said it was so bad they couldn't turn it off. I asked if worse than "Popeye." They said worser.
Posted by: olddog in mo, uckfay ancercay at October 17, 2020 06:43 PM (iEx0u)

=====

Me thinks there was a bit of sarcasm re: TJM

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (umQHI)

366 357 Right, but I don't remember what they called it in the movie.

Probably one of those weird psychiatric terms they made up back in the day, that make almost no sense, other than signal the doctors were often as crazy as the patients.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (hku12)


I remember before 'bipolar', the term used was 'manic-depressive.'

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (fSxQB)

367 Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)

switch hitter

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (R3uW8)

368 361
Would like a SoCalMoMe

hah! like governor awesome would allow it.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (5br8a)

369 PSA - no, TJM did not rave about Cats. He hated it. Hated hated hated.


Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 06:51 PM (8AONa)

370 That's where you got hung up?

The key words here are: Was supposed to be.

In other words, part of his "story" was impenetrable skin, but the boys found a way around that. In other, other words, it's like they found a back door.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (hku12)

Yeah. It should have been impenetrable going in and going out. So sure, scram me the inside, it stay in one piece.

It was also too dark and nihilistic for me to where I got. I'm not into anti hero, good guys are really bad guys type shows.

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:51 PM (9AFWN)

371
We are all coming over, that's what
Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM

Chez moi is a mask free zone - no admittance with one. Unless you're wracked with the 'Rona; in which case, stay in your car and I'll bring you a scone

Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2020 06:51 PM (99Nt9)

372 Federal authorities in Utah announced a crackdown Friday on 21 white
supremacist gang members and associates in the Salt Lake City area who
allegedly distributed drugs or illegally possessed guns.


----
Oh thank God the Feds got them. That really ought to stop the cities burning and all of the violence, looting and rioting.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (Xv8Jr)


White supremacists, huh. Or as we like to call them, white guys.

What color did they expect the gangbangers in Salt Lake City to be. Say fellas, how's about some of you feds go into any other major city in America, find out who's running drugs and guns. Then ask those fine young men what they think of people who don't share their skin color.

The answer might surprise you.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:52 PM (hku12)

373 Would like a SoCalMoMe
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (FnwlK)


Just remember to replace your mask between every sip of Valu-Rite.

Governor's orders.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:52 PM (wPVhA)

374 Mansour is pretty. But she needs to remedy the unibrow.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at October 17, 2020 06:52 PM (H5knJ)

375 Hate is so close to Love. Take Prometheus...

Posted by: Balrog of Morgoth at October 17, 2020 06:52 PM (CLteG)

376
Cats > Prometheus

Posted by: fixerupper at October 17, 2020 06:52 PM (nw6Hr)

377 Hate is so close to Love. Take Prometheus...

Please

Posted by: It's me donna at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (Zmnko)

378
Recommended Wagner for people who hate Wagner

Overture to Rienzi

Overture to The Flying Dutchman

Overture, Festmarsch, and Pilgrim's Chorus from Tannhauser

Preludes to Act I and Act III, Wedding Chorus, and Elsa's Procession to the Cathedral from Lohengrin

Prelude and Liebestod from Tristan und Isolde

Prelude to Act I of Die Meistersinger

Entry of the Gods into Valhalla from Das Rheingold

Ride of the Valkyries and Magic Fire Music from Die Walkure

Forest Murmurs from Siegfried

Siegfried's Rhein Journey and Siegfried's Funeral Music from Gotterdammerung

Prelude to Act I and Good Friday Music from Parsifal

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (mht8P)

379 Would like a SoCalMoMe
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (FnwlK)

Me too. There's some of us here in the Pasadena area. How about you?

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (9AFWN)

380 she had me at "Allahu Akbar "

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (R3uW8)

381 The glare on Chess Babe's face makes me feel like I shouldn't turn my back on her as I leave the room.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 06:54 PM (wPVhA)

382 Intermediate.

1. h5 e5
2. Bf4+ Ke4
3. bxe7

If white tries to save the Q then move 2 is mate.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:54 PM (AHq56)

383 Cats > Prometheus
---

Turn Prometheus into a musical and I might reconsider.

Oooh -- claymation rock opera!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 06:54 PM (Dc2NZ)

384 Salma Hayek is Lebanese.Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:38 PM (HrMC1)

Frida Kahlo was Mexican, and I believe Salma was born in Veracruz and was raised in Mexico, and the joke actually was that Frida was famous for her unibrow.

However, I could be wrong. I just know that my coworker was entranced with the movie, which mystified me. I mean, Unibrow, Communist, slept with Trotsky while he stayed with her and Diego, meh painter, cheated on by her husband with her sister, and is known mostly because she has the most iconic eyebrow until Brezhnev

Posted by: Kindltot at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (WyVLE)

385 As I very often do watching movies
http://speedrally.net/?p=1334

About Rollerball

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (OjZpE)

386 Just imagine all the rich cinematic goodness of a Cats/Popeye mashup, featuring an all-female cast!

Posted by: Movie Pitch Guy at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (wPVhA)

387
Just my opinion, but to me ALW has one good tune in each show, surrounded by acres of sludge.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (mht8P)

388 Chez moi is a mask free zone - no admittance with one. Unless you're wracked with the 'Rona; in which case, stay in your car and I'll bring you a scone
Posted by: Russkilitlover

What about pants ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (arJlL)

389 Right, but I don't remember what they called it in the movie.

Probably one of those weird psychiatric terms they made up back in the day, that make almost no sense, other than signal the doctors were often as crazy as the patients.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:46 PM (hku12)

I remember before 'bipolar', the term used was 'manic-depressive.'
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (fSxQB)


Right, but what I'm saying is, I don't believe they used the term "manic-depressive" in the movie. The term may have come into use AFTER the movie was made.

What I'm saying is, given the way he played the character, it was clearly bipolar disorder, and if I remember correctly, later in life Piersall was clear in saying that's what he suffered from.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (hku12)

390 solutions up

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (fSxQB)

391 as well as the belief that the Germans couldn't attack through the Ardennes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (sTnpX)



General von Manstein: mwahahahahaha

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (Xv8Jr)

392 360 I probably should've made it an intermediate problem.


Yes. I had the same thought.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:56 PM (AHq56)

393
Federal authorities in Utah announced a crackdown Friday on 21 white

supremacist gang members and associates in the Salt Lake City area who

allegedly distributed drugs or illegally possessed guns.



Oh thank God the Feds got them. That really ought to stop the cities burning and all of the violence, looting and rioting.


Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM


---

The fbi is running black ops like this to keep the white supremacist meme going in the background until the election.

That's all this is. Along with the kidnapping attempt on the MI governor to the white drug and gun running gangs in Utah, expect to see more of these stories in the next few weeks to prove Trump is a white supremacist.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:56 PM (JUOKG)

394 The fbi is running black ops like this to keep the white supremacist meme going in the background until the election.

That's all this is. Along with the kidnapping attempt on the MI governor to the white drug and gun running gangs in Utah, expect to see more of these stories in the next few weeks to prove Trump is a white supremacist.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:56 PM (JUOKG)

Ask me, he is always reaching out to them subtly.

Posted by: Ben Sasse at October 17, 2020 06:57 PM (Ojki1)

395 1. h5 e5
2. Bf4+ Ke4
3. bxe7

If white tries to save the Q then move 2 is mate.
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:54 PM (AHq56)


I need to look at this. It's not the solution I had in mind, but I need to check.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (fSxQB)

396 393 solutions up

Thanks ... now I see my mistakes.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (AHq56)

397 That's
all this is. Along with the kidnapping attempt on the MI governor to
the white drug and gun running gangs in Utah, expect to see more of
these stories in the next few weeks to prove Trump is a white
supremacist.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:56 PM (JUOKG)


This was obviously a YUGE gang and we can all sleep soundly at night knowing that they are off the streets.

Investigators said they purchased 1.65 pounds of meth and recovered 15 guns during the operation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (Xv8Jr)

398 So jumped into watching Rollerball. Having no idea what is going on, I'm gettin a very North Dallas Forty feel to it. But that's probably a bit short sighted.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (umQHI)

399 Steve Kornaki is the poll guy at NBC/MSNBC with the Big Board.

Yesterday he had a segment where he said they went back to their flawed 2016 polling and made fixes and then applied those fixes to 2020. (I expect this was mostly flawed Turnout assumptions.) Lo and behold, Trump is now ahead in most of the battlegrounds and close in the others. I expect Trump is ahead in all, if other fixes were made (high Shy Tory, Hispanics turning to Trump, etc.)

So he and NBC are quietly admitting that they've been lying to everyone for months with bad polls.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (9TdxA)

400 Saw on Insty Coke is going to stop making Tab.

Coke was still making Tab?

Posted by: Bete at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (Ojki1)

401 398 It's not the solution I had in mind, but I need to check.

But your solution claims to be mate (I haven't checked yet).

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (AHq56)

402 371 361
Would like a SoCalMoMe

hah! like governor awesome would allow it.
Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (5br8a)

He's not invited......

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (FnwlK)

403 the chess girl reminds me of Alexandra Daddario

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (nUhF0)

404 That's where you got hung up?

The key words here are: Was supposed to be.

In other words, part of his "story" was impenetrable skin, but the boys found a way around that. In other, other words, it's like they found a back door.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (hku12)

Yeah. It should have been impenetrable going in and going out. So sure, scram me the inside, it stay in one piece.

It was also too dark and nihilistic for me to where I got. I'm not into anti hero, good guys are really bad guys type shows.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:51 PM (9AFWN)


I understand not liking the show, but you're arguing that a fictional character's make believe characteristic should operated differently than it did.

It's like saying Homelander's laser beam eyes shouldn't be able to burn through people like that, because that's not how laser beams work.

Except yeah, in that universe, they do.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (hku12)

405 No Oktoberfest in Germany this year. Pffft.

Posted by: IrishEi at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (sGotD)

406 391
Chez moi is a mask free zone - no admittance with one. Unless you're
wracked with the 'Rona; in which case, stay in your car and I'll bring
you a scone

Posted by: Russkilitlover



What about pants ?


i'm guessing you have to bring your own pants

Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (5br8a)

407 So jumped into watching Rollerball. Having no idea what is going on, I'm gettin a very North Dallas Forty feel to it. But that's probably a bit short sighted.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (umQHI)


It's no Slap Shot.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (wPVhA)

408 So jumped into watching Rollerball. Having no idea what is going on, I'm gettin a very North Dallas Forty feel to it. But that's probably a bit short sighted.
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (umQHI)

Jonathan! Jonathan! Jonathan!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (Z+IKu)

409 as well as the belief that the Germans couldn't attack through the Ardennes.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (sTnpX)



General von Manstein: mwahahahahaha
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (Xv8Jr)


They work pretty well going west.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (axyOa)

410 408
No Oktoberfest in Germany this year. Pffft.

'sides which, it would've ended on the 4th

Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (5br8a)

411 402 Steve Kornaki is the poll guy at NBC/MSNBC with the Big Board.

Yesterday he had a segment where he said they went back to their flawed 2016 polling and made fixes and then applied those fixes to 2020. (I expect this was mostly flawed Turnout assumptions.) Lo and behold, Trump is now ahead in most of the battlegrounds and close in the others. I expect Trump is ahead in all, if other fixes were made (high Shy Tory, Hispanics turning to Trump, etc.)

So he and NBC are quietly admitting that they've been lying to everyone for months with bad polls.
Posted by: Ignoramus at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (9TdxA)

We aren't lying, we are incompetent!

Posted by: Steve Kornaki at October 17, 2020 07:01 PM (Ojki1)

412 382 Would like a SoCalMoMe
Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (FnwlK)

Me too. There's some of us here in the Pasadena area. How about you?
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (9AFWN)

I'm near the beach in North Orange County

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 07:01 PM (FnwlK)

413 I am going to try to watch the Plot Against the President tonight.

Hope I don't have a stroke.

Posted by: blaster at October 17, 2020 07:01 PM (ZfRYq)

414 @398 you appear to have missed 3. Kf5 ...

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 07:01 PM (AHq56)

415 Anthony Perkins doesn't much look like a baseball player, but he sure does play crazy well.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 06:19 PM (hku12)

switch hitter
Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (R3uW


Catcher.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:01 PM (hku12)

416 as well as the belief that the Germans couldn't attack through the Ardennes.



Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 06:50 PM (sTnpX)







General von Manstein: mwahahahahaha

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:55 PM (Xv8Jr)





They work pretty well going west.



Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM

---
They did it twice in the same War and fooled everyone two times, just sayin.........

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 07:02 PM (JUOKG)

417 That first lady in the dark red and white dress has no legs!!
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs


She's just leaning forward a lot. It must be a cantilevered dress.

Posted by: mikeski at October 17, 2020 07:02 PM (P1f+c)

418 recovered 15 guns during the operation.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (Xv8Jr)


Hell. Lost that many in the first canoe accident.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:02 PM (axyOa)

419
Steve Kornaki is the poll guy at NBC/MSNBC with the Big Board.

Yesterday he had a segment where he said they went back to their flawed 2016 polling and made fixes and then applied those fixes to 2020. (I expect this was mostly flawed Turnout assumptions.) Lo and behold, Trump is now ahead in most of the battlegrounds and close in the others.

Posted by: Ignoramus

======

omg that's hilarious. To think I suffer through that show every day and I missed that segment. Do you remember which show it was on? Id love to see Rachel Maddow's face fall, or Lawrence O'Donnell's eyes widen in horror, or Chris Hayes's mouth turn down.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (G51Gf)

420 @385 s/b 3. Bxe7 ... caps lock key was playing games.

Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (AHq56)

421 No Oktoberfest in Germany this year. Pffft.
Posted by: IrishEi at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (sGotD)


Did they even cancel it during the world wars?

They don't make Krauts like they used to.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (hku12)

422 Trump's doing another rally tonight? Wow

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (9TdxA)

423 What about pants ?

i'm guessing you have to bring your own pants
Posted by: Anachronda

BYOP, huh ?

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (arJlL)

424 Unibrow Champion, UAE.

Posted by: Dutch Oven at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (Xa6ye)

425 FBI agents are investigating whether emails allegedly found on a laptop at a Delaware repair shop discussing presidential candidate Joe Biden son's supposed business activities in Ukraine are linked to a foreign intelligence operation, according to a report.


Two sources familiar with the matter told NBC on Thursday night bureau chiefs are looking into the possibility that the email cache - allegedly belonging to Hunter Biden - may have been unearthed with help from a power hostile to the US, such as Russia.




That's it go after the Russia angle. Don't look into the Biden crime family. Trump needs to declare the FBI an enemy of the country, shut it down and ship the lot of them to GITMO.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (Xv8Jr)

426 What about pants ?

i'm guessing you have to bring your own pants
Posted by: Anachronda

BYOP, huh ?
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (arJlL)


Kilts!

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (axyOa)

427 >>> 400 That's
all this is. Along with the kidnapping attempt on the MI governor to
the white drug and gun running gangs in Utah, expect to see more of
these stories in the next few weeks to prove Trump is a white
supremacist.


Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 06:56 PM (JUOKG)


This was obviously a YUGE gang and we can all sleep soundly at night knowing that they are off the streets.

Investigators said they purchased 1.65 pounds of meth and recovered 15 guns during the operation.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 06:58 PM (Xv8Jr)

That's an ARSENAL!! They must be trying to build an army!!!

Posted by: This... is XiNN at October 17, 2020 07:05 PM (/kh7m)

428 But your solution claims to be mate (I haven't checked yet).
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (AHq56)


So if Black starts with 1...h5 (threatening Bg4#), white responds 2.gxh3 and now I don't see a mate anywhere.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at October 17, 2020 07:05 PM (fSxQB)

429 Early voting in Michigan, Trump is leading by 2 points.

This is devestating for Biden.

All of the polls showing a Biden lead, the respondants claimed they have ALREADY voted, and Biden leads among them 3:1.

60% Democrats polled nationwide day they will vote early, vs 30% GOP. Democrats must outnumber Republicans but 30-40 points in early voting to overcome election day where 2 of every 3 votes will be for Trump.

If Democrats don't pick up the pace in Michigan, Trump will win by a landslide in the state.

Biden has no realistic path if he loses FL and MI.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 17, 2020 07:06 PM (5p7BC)

430 Hell. Lost that many in the first canoe accident.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:02 PM (axyOa)


They arrested 21 "white supremacists" and got 15 guns and 1.6 pounds of meth. They were obviously a big time operation.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 07:06 PM (Xv8Jr)

431 What about pants ?

i'm guessing you have to bring your own pants
Posted by: Anachronda

BYOP, huh ?
Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:03 PM (arJlL)


Kilts!
Posted by: Diogenes

Hope its not too breezy.....

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:06 PM (arJlL)

432 Right now, Antifa is out in force around the Twitter building in SF, harassing passers by.

Posted by: attilla the unreasonable at October 17, 2020 07:07 PM (w7KSn)

433 That's it go after the Russia angle. Don't look into the Biden crime family. Trump needs to declare the FBI an enemy of the country, shut it down and ship the lot of them to GITMO.
Posted by: TheQuietMan at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (Xv8Jr)

Yup.....The FBI is the enemy of free people and our Republic.

From the rank and file to the top tier......cowards and traitors all of them.

Abolish them ASAP.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at October 17, 2020 07:07 PM (Z+IKu)

434 Posted by: Swingin' for the downs

So never saw this I guess.
Loved this since it came out

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 07:07 PM (OjZpE)

435 In the second problem, wouldn't 3. g5 better than h5?

Posted by: Happy Fun Ball at October 17, 2020 07:07 PM (IODuA)

436 I'd also be willing to undertake the challenge of making chess girl smile.

Posted by: Brother Northernlurker just another guy at October 17, 2020 07:07 PM (EjmGU)

437 In
the late 70s and early 80s Jimmy Piersall and Harry Carey used to be
the announcers for White Sox games. I think they spent half of the time
arguing with each other. You don't know what you're talking about Harry.
You don't know what you're talking about Jimmy.

Those two were great together. Piersall was batshit crazy though and wasn't afraid to rip the Sox when they played bad. I think at some point management had enough and got rid of him and Harry went to the Cubs.

Posted by: dartist at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (+ya+t)

438 Morning Dress
Riding Dress
Day Dress
Cocktail Dress
Dinner/Evening Gown
After dinner dress
Bed Clothes
UNDRESS!

That's a lot of changinging!!!
Posted by: lin-duh

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (nUhF0)

439 Manic-depressive was the old term.
Posted by: Bete at October 17, 2020 06:41 PM (Ojki1)

And a better descriptor of the actual condition.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (zVTh9)

440 My little SISTER in MI owns at least 15 guns w her hubby. Is she a White Supreme Militia?

Posted by: Dutch Oven at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (Xa6ye)

441 The TXMoMe is pants optional.
There is a section for those who prefer to wear clothes...

Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (UUBmN)

442 @422 Kornacki did it early afternoon IIRC. I had MSNBC on background and then my ears perked up. Trust me, it happened. It may not be repeated, as it may be Kornacki preserving a shred of integrity.

Posted by: Ignoramus at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (9TdxA)

443 Early voting in Michigan, Trump is leading by 2 points.



This is devestating for Biden.



All of the polls showing a Biden lead, the respondants claimed they have ALREADY voted, and Biden leads among them 3:1.



60% Democrats polled nationwide day they will vote early, vs 30%
GOP. Democrats must outnumber Republicans but 30-40 points in early
voting to overcome election day where 2 of every 3 votes will be for
Trump.



If Democrats don't pick up the pace in Michigan, Trump will win by a landslide in the state.



Biden has no realistic path if he loses FL and MI.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 17, 2020 07:06 PM


---

That is huge. deomcrats always, and I mean always lead in early voting. They bring that up each and every year to "prove" the democrat is going to win.

Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 07:09 PM (JUOKG)

444 Where is our tattooed blonde model at? She appears to have been one and done. I think you need to consult with kdbear.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 07:09 PM (2DOZq)

445 My little SISTER in MI owns at least 15 guns w her hubby. Is she a White Supreme Militia?
Posted by: Dutch Oven at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (Xa6ye)


No. She's just a really good neighbor.

Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:10 PM (axyOa)

446 70's - 80s best baseball announcing duo bar none - Al Kaline and George Kell.

Posted by: Dutch Oven at October 17, 2020 07:11 PM (Xa6ye)

447 terrible headache day ugh
finally easing up

hubs & I just finished watching a fantasy kdrama called Arthdal Chronicles which was lots of fun, great world building, much back stabbing, but dang it, it's a season cliff hanger
Meeds a season 2 which was covid delayed ugh

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 17, 2020 07:11 PM (nUhF0)

448 In Rollerball, the world is run by corporations. Sports is the only outlet. The corporate masters took Johnathan's wife away, to live with a corporate big wig. And the corporate masters hate it when you rebel.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at October 17, 2020 07:11 PM (YynYJ)

449 Intermediate: don't see in 4, but:

1. ... Bh4 (threat Qg3 mate)
2. Nf5 BxN

3. Q moves Bg4+ (Q move creates Bolt hole for Qg3)

4.KxB Qg3+
5. if Kf5 g6 mate
5. if Kh5 g6+
6. Kh7 B56 mate

Posted by: I'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at October 17, 2020 07:11 PM (4LbHt)

450 It's like saying Homelander's laser beam eyes shouldn't be able to burn through people like that, because that's not how laser beams work.

Except yeah, in that universe, they do.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (hku12)

I know I'm being mit picky, but it still bothered me...

Spoilers as I'm going to put this in direct language. Hi skin was supposed to be impenetrable and so if they couldn't stab, shoot or impale him, when the explosive went off he should have stayed in one piece. They just wanted the gory visuals. Really it could have been gory with his scrambled insides leaking out of his orifices.

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (9AFWN)

451 unibrows are great in bed, they try harder

Posted by: Jorge Santana at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (sM7TV)

452 So the "white supremacist", drug-running, gun-running gangs are white supremacist, but, um, mostly drug-running and gun-running.

The sensors are long since over-loaded, the language exhausted, the national degradation off the charts, but this "white supremacy" thing is making a run to crack the highly competitive top few spots for unbelievable idiocy.

Racism in the form of "affirmative action", quotas, preferences, absurd racist indoctrination ("CRT"), even "reparations" proposals has defaced the constitution, the country, the society, for years. Its impact is getting people killed, lives and neighborhoods destroyed, and turning half the country into idiotic emotional 10-yr olds.
It's real, and it's spectacular.

"White supremacy" is a phrase without any real world meaning, any program, any political organization or even idea, any public understanding, interest, or sympathy.

"Journalists" might as well demand Trump denounce the Martian colony established in New Jersey that's kidnapping thousands of children every week to use as food, or the ghosts and spirits that have taken over NORAD, expelled the Air Force personnel, and are trying to foment nukyler combat with the russkis.

It's beyond absurd, very disturbing, and Trump and others playing along with this bizarre idiocy is disappointing, to say the least.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (OTzUX)

453 >>>'sides which, it would've ended on the 4th
~~~~~

True.

Dinkelacker Dinkelacker Boom Boom Boom!

Posted by: IrishEi at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (sGotD)

454 Steve Kornaki is the poll guy at NBC/MSNBC with the Big Board.

Yesterday he had a segment where he said they went back to their flawed 2016 polling and made fixes and then applied those fixes to 2020. (I expect this was mostly flawed Turnout assumptions.) Lo and behold, Trump is now ahead in most of the battlegrounds and close in the others.

Posted by: Ignoramus
------
Welcome to 6 weeks ago Steve. I could have told you that.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (5p7BC)

455 The TXMoMe is pants optional.
There is a section for those who prefer to wear clothes...
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (UUBmN)

===

Just like Baker Beach.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (EZebt)

456 415
382 Would like a SoCalMoMe

Posted by: Anonymous Guy in Ca at October 17, 2020 06:49 PM (FnwlK)



Me too. There's some of us here in the Pasadena area. How about you?

Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 06:53 PM (9AFWN)



I'm near the beach in North Orange County


middle of the desert, here.

Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (5br8a)

457 349 @130 zombie seems to be wrong

I've looked through the comments and don't see any solutions yet.

Beginner is really nice.

1. Qxf7 gxh6
2. Bxf6#

1. ... Be7 or Bd6
2. Qg8+ Rxg8
3. Nf7#

1. ... any
2. Qg8#
Posted by: Palindrome Paduan


1. Qxf7 Bd5!! (preventing the smother mate
2. cxd5! (Qxd5? allows either Re6 or gxh6) B-any
3. Qg8+ RxQ
4. Nf7mate

So -- four moves.

Posted by: zombie at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (HEEq1)

458 White supremacists aren't all bad. They apparently have no problem sharing their firearms with those that don't have any.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (2DOZq)

459 In Rollerball, the world is run by corporations. Sports is the only outlet. The corporate masters took Johnathan's wife away, to live with a corporate big wig. And the corporate masters hate it when you rebel.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

I'm guessing his wife isn't Ethel Merman.

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (arJlL)

460 >>> Where is our tattooed blonde model at? She appears to have been one and done. I think you need to consult with kdbear.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 07:09 PM (2DOZq)

====

Is that the polka dot dress girl?

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (umQHI)

461 Is it Terrible Ted in Janesville?

Posted by: Miklos, thinking maybe at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (QzkSJ)

462 are you guys discussing The Boys season 2?
haven't seen it yet so I want to know if I should avert my eyes

Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 17, 2020 07:14 PM (nUhF0)

463 406 the chess girl reminds me of Alexandra Daddario
Posted by: vmom 2020 - Grow Up and Vote for Trump by Eddie Scarry at October 17, 2020 06:59 PM (nU

That would explain why I don't find her appealing.

Posted by: Buzzion at October 17, 2020 07:14 PM (TO9X0)

464 I wish I could pick my house up and move it to SD

Posted by: REDACTED at October 17, 2020 07:15 PM (R3uW8)

465 70's - 80s best baseball announcing duo bar none - Al Kaline and George Kell.

Posted by: Dutch Oven
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TruthAt some point in the mid-late 70's, Tiggers brought up a reliever who went on to do next to nothing. But he was a large human being. As the rookie strolled to the mound, George Kell stated, "I'm tellin' ya, Al. This guy goes bear hunting carrying a stick."

Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 07:15 PM (8AONa)

466
Kilts!
Posted by: Diogenes at October 17, 2020 07:04 PM (axyOa)

Ok but no one sits on the furniture!

Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2020 07:16 PM (99Nt9)

467 It's beyond absurd, very disturbing, and Trump and others playing along with this bizarre idiocy is disappointing, to say the least.
Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (OTzUX)

===

He mouths the words they demand like a scared sidewalk cafe patron with a BLM Karen in her face.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at October 17, 2020 07:16 PM (EZebt)

468 70's - 80s best baseball announcing duo bar none - Al Kaline and George Kell.

Posted by: Dutch Oven
=====
TruthAt some point in the mid-late 70's, Tiggers brought up a reliever who went on to do next to nothing. But he was a large human being. As the rookie strolled to the mound, George Kell stated, "I'm tellin' ya, Al. This guy goes bear hunting carrying a stick."

Posted by: 2009Refugee

That's pretty funny !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:16 PM (arJlL)

469 If you knew for certain Michigan and Pennsylvania went to Trump you could call it a early day for Sundowner

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 07:16 PM (OjZpE)

470 Is that the polka dot dress girl?
Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (umQHI)

Don't remember the dress . She was posed sideways leaning on a brick wall. She was gifted.

Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (2DOZq)

471 Well, new neighbors are going to come over in a bit to play Arkham Horror board game. If they didn't think we were weird before, they will shortly.

Posted by: Russkilitlover at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (99Nt9)

472 59 Nice eyes, not the most beautiful--but very pretty.

Second pic is better than first.

Must trim those brows though.
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 05:44 PM (HrMC1)

She has brown eyes in the top pic and blue eyes in the second pic. Colored contacts, I guess?

Posted by: Rachel Maddow at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (/I1RL)

473 yep.


I just saw Ted Nugent open for the Trump Train in Janesville

Posted by: Miklos, actually saw and heard that at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (QzkSJ)

474 I asked if worse than "Popeye." They said worser.

-
I so wanted Popeye to be good but ever since I was born there's been a curse on my life.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (+y/Ru)

475 >>>
Don't remember the dress . She was posed sideways leaning on a brick wall. She was gifted.
Posted by: Weaning is hard at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (2DOZq)

======

That sounds like polka dot dress girl.

Posted by: Swingin' for the downs at October 17, 2020 07:18 PM (umQHI)

476 Ugh off rancid stupid MSNDC sock

Posted by: Jordan61 at October 17, 2020 07:18 PM (/I1RL)

477 Spoilers as I'm going to put this in direct language. Hi skin was supposed to be impenetrable and so if they couldn't stab, shoot or impale him, when the explosive went off he should have stayed in one piece. They just wanted the gory visuals. Really it could have been gory with his scrambled insides leaking out of his orifices.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (9AFWN)


Ah, that. I would just assume that his power is tied to being alive, and so when the bomb went off and killed him, the power went away.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at October 17, 2020 07:18 PM (sTnpX)

478 Well, new neighbors are going to come over in a bit to play Arkham Horror board game. If they didn't think we were weird before, they will shortly.
Posted by: Russkilitlover

Have fun !

Posted by: JT at October 17, 2020 07:18 PM (arJlL)

479 Another tidbit that explains why the polls are broken.

Heard a polster say today that because of the 2% response rate, the first Republican he gets in every poll sounds like Bill Kristol.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 17, 2020 07:20 PM (5p7BC)

480 It's like saying Homelander's laser beam eyes shouldn't be able to burn through people like that, because that's not how laser beams work.

Except yeah, in that universe, they do.
Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:00 PM (hku12)

I know I'm being mit picky, but it still bothered me...

Spoilers as I'm going to put this in direct language. Hi skin was supposed to be impenetrable and so if they couldn't stab, shoot or impale him, when the explosive went off he should have stayed in one piece. They just wanted the gory visuals. Really it could have been gory with his scrambled insides leaking out of his orifices.
Posted by: InCali at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (9AFWN)


I'll have to check, but it's possible they explain it better in the book. In a way that makes more sense in their universe. If I recall correctly though, this was one detail they didn't change from the book to the show, how Translucent was gotten to.

The book is at least as, if not more gory than the show. There are things they aren't willing to do in the show, and what's bugging me more than anything about it is how two-dimensional they can make it all look, on a teevee show with all the budget and live humans acting, whereas on a page of a comic book, characters are more fleshed out, more real, more complex.

Posted by: BurtTC at October 17, 2020 07:20 PM (hku12)

481 C'est nood

Posted by: Miklos, really saw and heard that at October 17, 2020 07:20 PM (QzkSJ)

482 San Franpsycho, you're harsh - but fair. If there was ever a case to use to illustrate how not to accept false premises, and how disastrous it is do so, this would be it. Every time I see it happen I'm dumbfounded.

Skip - it's kind of obvious but I've said it here this week. If things go as they well might - Trump margins in FL, NC, NH - even VA, even a losing score, but very very close - it may indeed be an early night, as a practical matter. Because these things will be unlikely to be accompanied by losses in the Midwest.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:21 PM (OTzUX)

483 "White supremacy" is a phrase without any real world meaning, any program, any political organization or even idea, any public understanding, interest, or sympathy.


There is an article in today's NYT saying that the idea of white supremacy as the KKK and similar organisations is outdated and that white supremacy now includes college admissions relying on SAT scores and what art museums curate.

Posted by: Bamdersnatch at October 17, 2020 07:21 PM (q2K0j)

484 476 yep.


I just saw Ted Nugent open for the Trump Train in Janesville
Posted by: Miklos, actually saw and heard that at October 17, 2020 07:17 PM (QzkSJ)

You have no idea how much this would piss me off if I still lived in Janesville like I said I would when I bowed out of Congress so Nancy could Impeach that bastard Trump.

Posted by: Paul Ryan, Faux news board of directors at October 17, 2020 07:22 PM (Ojki1)

485 Biden has no realistic path if he loses FL and MI.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at October 17, 2020 07:06 PM


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That is huge. deomcrats always, and I mean always lead in early voting. They bring that up each and every year to "prove" the democrat is going to win.
Posted by: Mr. Scott (Formerly GWS) at October 17, 2020 07:09 PM (JUOKG)
***********
Didn't a lot off Democrats vote my mail?
This is a weird time with the pandemic and all, thinking a lot of people want to vote early, social distancing is also creating long lines
I've already voted early along with most of my family members all voting for Trump.

Posted by: redridinghood at October 17, 2020 07:22 PM (+YYKs)

486 449 70's - 80s best baseball announcing duo bar none - Al Kaline and George Kell.
Posted by: Dutch Oven at October 17, 2020 07:11 PM (Xa6ye)

Those of us older Tribe fanatics would be partial to:

Joe Tait and Herb Score

YMMV...

Posted by: browndog at October 17, 2020 07:24 PM (BgMrQ)

487 347 FOX just said that doctors told Trump not to have the rally today?

What's this about?
Posted by: JoeF. at October 17, 2020 06:45 PM (HrMC1)


Yes. Doctors as in TWO doctors. Top news!

https://tinyurl.com/y4es8g5t

Posted by: Michael the Texan at October 17, 2020 07:25 PM (9IdCK)

488 It's beyond absurd, very disturbing, and Trump and others playing along with this bizarre idiocy is disappointing, to say the least.
Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:12 PM (OTzUX)


It isn't going to happen, but I'd like to hear President Trump say something like:

"I condemn both the concept of 'superficially identifiable' supremacy, and that of #SuperficiallyIdentifiablePrivilege as being contrary to our Constitution.

I believe that either "All Lives Matter!" or our society will evolve into "No Lives Matter!".

I believe that Constitutional laws should be equally enforced on, and obeyed by, all legal citizens."

Ah such dreams...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 07:25 PM (2C38g)

489 In a weird parallel between this board and real life, I'll be watching a live stream of Refugee daughter's University Symphony performance later this evening. They're performing some Vivaldi and Tchaikovsky.

Accompanying the performance will be several bottles of Octoberfest currently chilling in the frig.

My text messages to her, pleading for a switch to Wagner, are not being answered.


Posted by: 2009Refugee at October 17, 2020 07:26 PM (8AONa)

490 Bander, well that both confirms my point - there's no real world phenomenon to go along with the normal meaning of the words - and further confirms that these racist nutjobs are as dumb, and as racist, as the actual Nazis.

Of course none of them has the knowledge, or probably native intelligence, to begin to understand this.

The country is dumbed down beyond recognition, and to see public figures stipulating some of the most odious and delusional nonsense coming from the racist airheads, by accepting their ridiculous premise, is sickening.

Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:26 PM (OTzUX)

491
458 The TXMoMe is pants optional.
There is a section for those who prefer to wear clothes...
Posted by: lin-duh en nui! at October 17, 2020 07:08 PM (UUBmN)


Damn

Posted by: Muad'dib at October 17, 2020 07:26 PM (w53Wo)

492 Late to the thread, but many people point out that the Victorian tradition of incorporating the deceased's hair into jewelry stopped about the same time that photography entered the mainstream.

Posted by: artemis at October 17, 2020 07:27 PM (AwPyG)

493 And the absurd, unscientific framework within which the "doctors" made their idiotic recommendation, is one still completely embraced by Trump (simplified, that we can manage a viral respiratory epidemic, as opposed to get through it).

One of the topics for the "debate" this week (again, WTF with accepting any part of this - format, "moderator", questions?) is "Fighting COVID".

Oh - and "climate change"!!!!!!

They left off "Fighting Gravity.

Or "Fighting Entropy in the Universe".

Or "Making Water Run Uphill".

ADDBR (America Dumbed Down Beyond Recognition)

Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:30 PM (OTzUX)

494 One of the topics for the "debate" this week (again, WTF with accepting any part of this - format, "moderator", questions?) is "Fighting COVID".
...
Posted by: rhomboid at October 17, 2020 07:30 PM (OTzUX)


I detect the fine hand of Karl Rove behind the scenes!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar -YOU are all in this together!- at October 17, 2020 07:33 PM (2C38g)

495 Greetings:

If you're struggling with Wagner, you could try some Sibelius. He mostly hates Russians which I think is still at least semi-okay and has written lots and lots some with stirring martial aires. Finnish music goes well with a bottle of almost anything.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2020 07:34 PM (evgyj)

496 There's Defiant Sibelius, but for my money the best Sibelius is "The Swan of Tuonela". Just gorgeous.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Counter-Revolutionary She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at October 17, 2020 07:43 PM (Dc2NZ)

497 middle of the desert, here.


Posted by: Anachronda at October 17, 2020 07:13 PM (5br8a)

I believe I am your neighbor (sort of).
Weldon

Posted by: DooDad at October 17, 2020 07:52 PM (SnLSx)

498 So many globalist GOPer sympathizers here - and on Instapundit. It makes me sick. Completely incongruent. You deserve everything you sow.

Posted by: Chick Moldanado at October 17, 2020 07:54 PM (0cQXv)

499 If you knew for certain Michigan and Pennsylvania went to Trump you could call it a early day for Sundowner

Posted by: Skip at October 17, 2020 07:16 PM (OjZpE)

Any state that has Trump leading at a non-blowout level will be too close to call for hours upon end.

Posted by: Vendette at October 17, 2020 08:05 PM (IDtuf)

500 OM, I know the solutions are technically there, but it would be nice, at least maybe for the beginner board, to have it in plain English. I've played for over 40 years, but I have no damn clue how to read that code, and can't invest the time to learn it. Just a little begging.

Posted by: JohnFNotKerry at October 17, 2020 08:08 PM (iPbC0)

501 Greetings, All Hail Eris, @ 496

Agreed !!! I hope that when I reach my full chronological success my departure includes Sibelius' Swan.

(I posted it earlier today on the "cdr salamander" website.

Posted by: 11B40 at October 17, 2020 09:03 PM (evgyj)

502 Regardless of what you think of her face, I don't think you can make a valid comparison of Mariam to other chess babes without seeing at least some of her body... which we haven't and probably won't.

Posted by: Bigsmith at October 17, 2020 09:55 PM (G/mW5)

503 I want to see the "Oh those eyes" girl again.

Posted by: Oran Woody at October 17, 2020 09:57 PM (bKQoF)

504 The beginner problem was a whole series of false starts for me, and your solution doesn't change my mind because I don't think it works.

1. Qxf7 [This is not a check. So why would black move either bishop when his pawn at g7 is free to move? 1... gxh6 and the threat to Black is gone.]

1. Nxf7+ Kg8
2. Bxf6 [Plays right into Black's hands. 2... Qxg2#!]

I don't think white has a winning position here.

Posted by: jdgalt at October 18, 2020 02:14 PM (3SFo/)

505 She has a unibrow. She more or less qualifies as semi-good looking, I guess.

Except for the scowl, which foretells a attitude that is ugly to the bone.

Posted by: Natasha at October 18, 2020 03:57 PM (hbrUW)

506 For those, who wanted more info about the Woman Chess Player, this is why she dropped out of playing Chess. It also explains why she was wearing a Military Jacket. https://tinyurl.com/y466qubl She became UAE's first Female F-16 Fighter Pilot in 2006.

Posted by: Tempe Jeff at October 18, 2020 07:40 PM (1iEoX)

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