Food Thread: Frog Travel Edition

It's time to be plagued by my mediocre food photos from a recent trip. At least I haven't set up a slide projector in the living room!

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Yup...some things are universal, and peanut butter and chocolate is one of those things. Even in the middle of Paris at a fancy grocery!

My guess is that this store (Le Bon Marché ) is catering to Americans living in Paris who crave a taste of home, but I suspect that the French buy them also. They have a sweet tooth just like most people. The number of chocolate stores in Paris and even in the boonies is amazing.

The trip was half Paris and half small country towns. We enjoyed the neighborhood restaurants so much that we cancelled our reservations at two upscale places. Why bother with that sort of food when the casual places we tried were so damned good and friendly.

So without further ado...on to the food!

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Yes. That is an entire refrigerated display case with nothing but butter. All shapes and sizes and flavors...it was amazing. French butter tends to be cultured (bacterial, not social), so there are regional varieties that are radically different. Even the standard stuff has a subtle tang that is quite nice.

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Now we get to the good stuff. This is the second night's appetizer (the Frogs call them "entrées"), and it was a doozy!

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Yup, that is confit of chicken gizzards with slices of smoked duck breast. And some other stuff that sure did go well with the rich meat. It was delicious. So good that I had the same dish a few days later.

Many people are less than enthusiastic about organ meats, but when made well they can be absolutely wonderful. I guess it seems sort of disgusting at first thought (I don't know...I grew up with the stuff so it seemed normal to me), but I think it is worth trying at least once.

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Speaking of organ meats...

This is a dish called ris de veau, which is the thymus gland (sweetbreads) from veal. I have never seen it served as a chunk in the United States; it is usually cut up into small pieces.

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This dish was spectacular, and my favorite meal of the visit. I spoke with the chef, and she told me how she cooked it. Go ahead...guess!

Yup. Sous Vide! That way the large chunk was cooked evenly, because overdone sweetbreads is dry and crumbly and not much fun at all.

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I had no idea how this was going to be presented when I ordered it. I just liked the idea of eggs and truffles. It's really a simple dish: an egg, some cream, a bit of shaved truffle, and salt and pepper. But the presentation was great! Sure, it was a bit of a shtick, but it cooked perfectly and was fun to watch. And better to eat. Creamy and eggy and altogether delicious.

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That's an amuse-bouche we were served one night. I looked at it and thought, "Hmmm...the waitress screwed up and gave us someone's dessert order: Crème Brûlée."

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Well, I was half right and half wrong. It was Brûlée all right, but underneath wasn't a sweet custard; it was a creamy duck pâté. Weird but good. I think I will try that at home!

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We spent part of the time on the French coast, mostly in Normandy. And when on a sea coast, my thoughts turn to oysters. Lots and lots of oysters! Say what you will about the French, but they appreciate a good oyster, and these were wonderful.

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And not expensive at all. I had many dozens, and they all cost a little more than half of what they cost in the United States. And I wasn't chasing oyster happy hours!

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Duck confit. What can I say? It's delicious stuff, and I will eat it whenever I can. It's simply a duck leg that is poached in duck fat, some garlic, and probably fresh thyme. Then seared in a pan to crisp the skin. It is a straightforward preparation, and something that we home cooks can do easily. In fact, it works pretty well with chicken legs!

By the way, those potatoes were excellent; firm and tender and buttery. Which brings me to the only dud...French Fries! They were just okay. Nothing terrible, but I will take the UK version or the American version any day.

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Did I mention that I like oysters, and that the oysters in Normandy were great?

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I hadn't been to France in more than a dozen years, and I was curious how we would be treated, since 1) we are American and don't hide it, and B. the French are often notoriously smug, dismissive and rude with foreigners. But I was pleasantly surprised by how friendly most people were. I imagine that a difficult few years has focused the minds of the French and helped them realize that alienating foreigners who want to spend money in France probably isn't a good idea. And clearly English is much more popular as a second language than even a few years ago. We also tried to speak French whenever possible. That might have helped, even though my French is horrible.

And a last and serious note. We visited the Normandy invasion sites, including The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. I did not know what to expect...part of me assumed that it would be diminished and disrespected. But I was very pleased to discover that not only was it physically in even better shape than the last time I visited; the other visitors were respectful and focused.

We saw a large group of teenagers, all of whom were carrying small bouquets of flowers and a slip of paper on which was obviously the location of a particular grave. I did not probe, but the idea that a bunch of kids were going to honor some of the men who gave their lives in the summer of 1944...65 years before they were born...gave me pause. Is it possible that there is hope?

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Romaine lettuce that is green, instead of the white crap they sell that has never seen a photon, pork rib roasts from the front end of the pig where all the good and fatty meat lives, carrots that don't taste like stalky chalk, spare bottles of Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year Old Bourbon, an herb garden that actually produces herbs (but no basil!), well-marbled NY strip steaks and elk backstrap to: cbd dot aoshq at gmail dot com.

And don't think that you are off the hook with maple syrup and French Toast: I'm watching you...all of you! And I am watching you perverts who shake Manhattans and keeping a list for the Burning Times.

Posted by: CBD at 04:00 PM




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1 Chow time

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 04:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Frozen Reeces Cups are da bomb

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 04:02 PM (2JoB8)

3 gotta sous vide that shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (sJHOI)

4 The best chocolate and peanut butter combo is Dove Dark Chocolate with the peanut butter center.

Accept no substitutes.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (5pTK/)

5 You can lead the horde to dinner but can't make them comment

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (2JoB8)

6 Ribs are in the smoker. Disney is about to go back in for its final waypoint on the way to deliciousness.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (u73oe)

7 And that picture of the 1000 butters is why I won't be visiting France for culinary adventures anytime soon. I fear the day I'd have to ask a Parisian chef to make a meal dairy free!

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:04 PM (exHjb)

8 Take 5 > Reese's

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:04 PM (sJHOI)

9 gotta sous vide that shit

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (sJHOI)

Read on!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:04 PM (XIJ/X)

10 First oyster plate came with a condom, second one did not?

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:05 PM (0OP+5)

11 I have no idea how brisket got changed to Disney.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 04:07 PM (u73oe)

12 Made Carne Guisada for today. A sort of Mexican stew with beef (cut up chuck) and a gravy made with onion, garlic, bell pepper, tomatoes, tomato paste, freshly ground cumin, chili powder, & beef stock.

The trad way to do it is to slow cook the beef in the gravy for several hours. But I don't always get the nice tender beef chunks. So I pressure cooked the beef and added it to the gravy.

Will serve with flour tortillas, Mexican rice, frijoles with cotilla and chihuahua cheeses and onions.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:08 PM (sJHOI)

13 Hello food thread.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 04:09 PM (VdGjU)

14 Tonight, the grocery sales decided what we're eating. It was fresh fish night, and I can't pay more (mentally) than $10/lb for salmon filet and $5/lb for swai. Well, salmon was $12.99/lb and swai was $4.99/lb, so swai it is.

I took my Polish guest to the Russian grocery here (now on CC's named the European grocery - yeah, they know there's a war on) and we got the tastiest Bulgarian spicy zucchini bruschetta. So, we're going to Easter Europe for dinner through Greece and having the swai coated in that bruschetta and some olive oil and s&p and baked. Then, I made a homemade baba ghanouj with some oregano and parsley and lemon zest (upping the Greek side). We're gonna dip a Russian rye bread and some roasted Chinese cauliflower in it. And then have my blueberry dragonfruit salad to use up the last blueberries from my farm box.

Later this week, I am going to make a chocolate bundt cake (box) with a tahini peanut butter glaze (homemade) to use up the last of the tahini b/c my jar tells me it's time and I have the next one.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:09 PM (exHjb)

15 The presentations of all those dishes look great.
I'm not a oyster fan; but, they do look good.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:09 PM (KS7f3)

16 Damn. Lunch time here and those pics are making me drool. (more than usual)
Yum!!!
And the oysters!!! OMG!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:10 PM (anj39)

17 All of the Dove dark chocolate minis are great - the mint ones, sea salt, plain.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:10 PM (sJHOI)

18 CBD, you take the prettiest food pictures, always make us hungry even if we just ate. And my email is still muy mucho mal.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:11 PM (0OP+5)

19 17 All of the Dove dark chocolate minis are great - the mint ones, sea salt, plain.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:10 PM (sJHOI)

Sea salt dark chocolate was a genius culinary made pair.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (exHjb)

20 Those oysters look delicious!!

I look forward to seeing France again and do more exploring of the countryside and of Normandy of course. May I ask where in Normandy you stayed? I was in Caen.

And the food was fantastic of course. ;-)

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (fe7in)

21 Well, time to go cook at Che Blake. Just some ordinary salmon on the grill.

Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (5pTK/)

22 17 All of the Dove dark chocolate minis are great - the mint ones, sea salt, plain.
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:10 PM (sJHOI)

I have been staying away from chocolate for obvious reasons - but there is a Dove dark chocolate Ice Cream Bar that is to die for on a hot day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (r46W7)

23 ribs are being sous vided for tomorrow (about 30 hrs), need to find a good potato salad recipe - preferably vinegar-based with dill and shallots.

I'd get sweet corn, but the farmer who used to sell out of the back of his truck don't come 'round no more and the corn from the grocery has been shit.

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (sJHOI)

24 is there any southern food that the shameless yankees wont co-opt ??

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:13 PM (us2H3)

25 cool

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:13 PM (ex2Cx)

26 And the oysters!!! OMG!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:10 PM (anj39)

They were spectacular. We were quite close to one of France's most important oyster beds in the Cancale!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

27 Holy crap. I sitting here in my underwear eating kippered herring out of a tin with saltines and this guy is touring France. I need a new accountant.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 04:14 PM (0ocXn)

28 Due to the cost of food skyrocketing, I am now expected to eat "Pasta Rings" instead of SpaghettiOs.

Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 04:14 PM (0IeYL)

29 When I lived in FAL we were about 45 mins from Apalachicola!

very nice

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:14 PM (ex2Cx)

30 Posted by: Scuba_Dude at July 03, 2022 04:12 PM (fe7in)

Outside of Bayeaux. and also about 30 minutes from Mont Saint Michel.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (XIJ/X)

31 27 Holy crap. I sitting here in my underwear eating kippered herring out of a tin with saltines and this guy is touring France. I need a new accountant.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 04:14 PM (0ocXn)

I was thinking this was a pants required thread!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (ex2Cx)

32 FLA not FAL

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (ex2Cx)

33 Hello to the Morons who both consume and talk about food.

And the rest of you.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (Jzz++)

34 Hey CBD - I love French food having gone to college in LA and spent my honeymoon in France...but on the 4th of July weekend? Sure, the French were actually crucial to us winning the Revolutionary War - and we still honor Lafeyette as one of our own...but still. 4th of July weekend - come on.

Smoked BBQ (no sous de vide), best of breed in burgers, hot dogs of every stripe, exotic baked beans, corn on the cob with every seasoning known to man, salads that shine - thought that is what is really what we'd see...

Be better CBD...be better.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (+Cgut)

35 I have heard nothing but nice things said about Normandy -- even by Quebecois, whose French is mocked in Paris. The cheap tours go only to Paris and the Riviera, but the inexpensive great food and wine that first made France famous are in the provinces. Much like here, there is a whole 'nother country there (maybe two or three, in France's case) that is not in the current movies.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (videA)

36 Grilling hot dogs. My favorite food on the planet. Gonna download Instagram just so I can post a picture of it. It's too hot to swim so I've got the time.

Posted by: NCKate at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (2oJif)

37 They were spectacular. We were quite close to one of France's most important oyster beds in the Cancale!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:13 PM (XIJ/X)

oysters were one of those things that I never had growing up, and I thought they looked really nasty - and then I had one with horseradish and worcestershire sauce, and OMIGOD THAT'S INCREDIBLE!

the funny thing is that I don't like cooked oysters at all, I only love them raw.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (r46W7)

38
I took my Polish guest to the Russian grocery here (now on CC's named the European grocery - yeah, they know there's a war on) and we got the tastiest Bulgarian spicy zucchini bruschetta. So, we're going to Easter Europe for dinner through Greece and having the swai coated in that bruschetta and some olive oil and s&p and baked. Then, I made a homemade baba ghanouj with some oregano and parsley and lemon zest (upping the Greek side). We're gonna dip a Russian rye bread and some roasted Chinese cauliflower in it. And then have my blueberry dragonfruit salad to use up the last blueberries from my farm box.

Later this week, I am going to make a chocolate bundt cake (box) with a tahini peanut butter glaze (homemade) to use up the last of the tahini b/c my jar tells me it's time and I have the next one.


You know, you guys really should learn to make toast. Chicks dig that. Here's a hack...

Posted by: David Hogg at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (/NCI4)

39 is there any southern food that the shameless yankees wont co-opt ??
Posted by: REDACTED

Chitlins, collard greens, and boiled okra.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (KS7f3)

40 CBD, you take the prettiest food pictures, always make us hungry even if we just ate.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:11 PM (0OP+5)

Thank you! The problem is a sometimes forget to take the picture until after I start eating!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (XIJ/X)

41 Not long ago I could get ears of sweet corn at 10 for a dollar. They were on sale this week at 5 for $4. Thanks, Brandon!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (u73oe)

42 Wow!

Good for you, CBD. Everything looks fantastic.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 04:17 PM (U2p+3)

43 French food would be great

if they weren't a bunch of dirty fuckers that never wash

they stink

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:17 PM (us2H3)

44 The oysters do look good, though - have to admit. Kinda of Jonesing for them now. Damn it, CBD!

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (+Cgut)

45 the French are often notoriously smug, dismissive and rude with foreigners

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Tourists more than foreigners. And there is a subtle difference. I lived in Paree for a while and fit right in, even being Unabashedly American. But even I couldn’t stand tourists while there, And yes especially American ones, lol. Those stereotypes with the white sneakers and baseball hats and favorite sports team jerseys are, well annoying as fuck.

Also now there is a Starbucks on every corner there. And they have Black Friday sales. They kinda got over the whole we hate everything not French thing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (kNpet)

46 Be better CBD...be better.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (+Cgut)

Tomorrow is for good American food!

Ribs, chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, double-chocolate brownies....

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (XIJ/X)

47 36 Grilling hot dogs. My favorite food on the planet. Gonna download Instagram just so I can post a picture of it. It's too hot to swim so I've got the time.
Posted by: NCKate at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (2oJif)

Can it ever be too hot to swim?

I mean, unless you're a live crab or lobster going into the pot of boiling water...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (exHjb)

48 Be better CBD...be better.
Posted by: Boswell

You know. You're welcome to write your own thread on your own blog.

Don't be a douche.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (U2p+3)

49 The best memories I have of France in 1975 were the cheeses and baguettes. probably because I can't get them here.

During my 3 month stay with a French family in Blois, I was introduced to cauliflower, leeks, asparagus, artichokes, arugula, endive and fresh baby carrots. At that time, none of that appeared in out kitchen. For Mom, most vegetables came in cans, and they were mostly corn, green beans, peas and carrots. I wasn't a fan of vegetables the way dear old mom did it. Only when I went to France did I learn that vegetables can be exciting.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:19 PM (Mzdiz)

50 Pete Bog, I added a couple of roasted jalapenos and some radish to your gazpacho recipe. Nice cold soup and a kick ass Bloody Mary mix.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (qdW1I)

51 That's an amuse-bouche we were served one night.

Well, it is amoozing.

https://tinyurl.com/mr3mwwdb

Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (/NCI4)

52 Ribs, chicken, hot dogs, baked beans, double-chocolate brownies....
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (XIJ/X)

Oh yeah! Now that's what I'm talking about!

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (+Cgut)

53 French and Sous Vide?

Shall we wave the white flag now?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (XPUdx)

54 CBD, Best meal I ever had: Paris hotel restaurant, Halloween night, 1998; 5 gorgeous hours, appetizer, Coquilles St Jacques, beautiful sides, delightful dessert, 3 bottles of wine, dedicated servers (one other couple present, full staff) - perfect end to a honeymoon. And Nick Charles still says that a Manhattan is shaken in foxtrot tempo...

Posted by: Nazdar at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (g5pdH)

55 35 I have heard nothing but nice things said about Normandy -- even by Quebecois, whose French is mocked in Paris."

I remember reading that the Normandy inhabitants were amazed at the Quebecois Canadian soldier who came in after D-Day, telling them "you talk just like us!!!" Apparently the Quebecois retained a Normandy accent, not a Parisian one.

I was lucky enough to take a trip to Yorkshire some years ago with friends, and we were all amazed that the Yorkish accent was much easier and more familiar to American ears than the more well known London accent is. It sounded like some Northern US accent that you couldn't quite place.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (r46W7)

56 Those oysters DO look amazing. I saw that one batch had some mignonette sauce on the side. Being a southerner, I only knew ketchup-based cocktail sauce for many years...and then I discovered mignonette! I don't want it every time, but it is absolutely delicious with good oysters.

Hmmm. Nearby restaurant used to have oyster night on Thursdays (with mignonette and traditional cocktail sauces). May have to see if they still do.

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (fTtFy)

57 Can it ever be too hot to swim?

I mean, unless you're a live crab or lobster going into the pot of boiling water...
Posted by: Nova local

Yes it can be too hot/bright to swim. You'll burn to a crisp swimming in mid June between 10 and 3pm.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (KS7f3)

58 *slurps oyster*
*wipes chin*
*slurps beer*

Oh Crap! That's due tomorrow???

Posted by: T Jefferson at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (anj39)

59 When in my home country, one is compelled to consume mass quantities of beer, chips, and fiberglass insulation.

Posted by: Beldar Conehead at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (sn5EN)

60 For Mom, most vegetables came in cans, and they were mostly corn, green beans, peas and carrots. I wasn't a fan of vegetables the way dear old mom did it. Only when I went to France did I learn that vegetables can be exciting.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:19 PM (Mzdiz)

So, our dear old moms went to the same cooking school! In fact, I bet yours also just opened the can, drained it, and stuck it directly on the plate as is.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (exHjb)

61 Chitlins, collard greens, and boiled okra.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:16 PM (KS7f3)

I'll agree with you on chitlins (won't even taste). And collard greens have to be cooked for at least 45 minutes to kill the bitterness. But I'm REALLY looking forward to boiled okra. So good with butter! They just glide right down. I'll usually eat a dozen two-inchers.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (Mzdiz)

62 For Parisians, Normandy is their version of flyover country. Filled with hicks and rubes.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (kNpet)

63 the cheeses and baguettes. probably because I can't get them here.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:19 PM (Mzdiz)

Their bakeries turn out some amazing stuff. Even mass-market is excellent.

De Gaulle said that it is impossible to govern a country that has 600 different cheeses.

[and...my wife went to Blois also!]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (XIJ/X)

64 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (arJlL)

65 Glad you had a good time CBD and enjoyed the food.

That said, I cannot imagine how hungry I would have to be to eat any of it. (Almost liked the creme brulee until I read the full description.) I am an unashamed Neanderthal. Would sooner eat Taco Bell or McDonalds.

And I best not mention my thoughts on French Toast.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:23 PM (Q8bDL)

66 58 *slurps oyster*
*wipes chin*
*slurps beer*

Oh Crap! That's due tomorrow???
Posted by: T Jefferson at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (anj39)

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

I laughed so hard I scared the dog. This place!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 04:23 PM (u73oe)

67 57 Can it ever be too hot to swim?

I mean, unless you're a live crab or lobster going into the pot of boiling water...
Posted by: Nova local

Yes it can be too hot/bright to swim. You'll burn to a crisp swimming in mid June between 10 and 3pm.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (KS7f3)

Well, I mean, if you're gonna go all 5 hours sunscreen free.

A nice hour every afternoon at the pool, though, works great! As long as you're in the pool.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:24 PM (exHjb)

68 Just had the famous Mrs. Red's chicken salad sammich. Mit Craisins. Und auch mit Jessica's
Tuscan white bread.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:24 PM (LHN+H)

69 I'll usually eat a dozen two-inchers.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (Mzdiz)

I'm in luck

Posted by: CBD at July 03, 2022 04:24 PM (us2H3)

70 I spent some time in France on business a decade ago, mostly in a small town in the south central area near Poitier. They had an 'American' restaurant. I happened to be there on Thanksgiving, so I went with a colleague from Germany. One of the funniest things I ever saw. The food sucked, as we pretty much expected, but the decor was all 'cowboys and indians' wallpaper and statues, and let's just say that political correctness had not yet made an appearance that deep in the French countryside.

Posted by: Davie at July 03, 2022 04:24 PM (L/HBr)

71 But I'm REALLY looking forward to boiled okra. So good with butter! They just glide right down. I'll usually eat a dozen two-inchers.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (Mzdiz)


I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Someone just had to mention okra.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:25 PM (anj39)

72 So, our dear old moms went to the same cooking school! In fact, I bet yours also just opened the can, drained it, and stuck it directly on the plate as is.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (exHjb)

No, she dumped them into a saucepan and brought them to a boil.

I hated peas and had to wash them down with water. I only use them in casseroles and stews for dots of color.

At least she didn't buy canned succotash. I swear my aunt served that every time I ate dinner at her place. Utterly repulsive. Usually needed a refill on my water glass. Lima beans are the devil's buttplug.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:25 PM (Mzdiz)

73 Best fresh oyster topping - a south Louisiana cocktail sauce, mixed with a tablespoon or two of Worcestershire, mixed with a big chunk of good horseradish, mix well. Incredible, to the point of being addictive!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:25 PM (r46W7)

74 55 35 I have heard nothing but nice things said about Normandy -- even by Quebecois, whose French is mocked in Paris."

I remember reading that the Normandy inhabitants were amazed at the Quebecois Canadian soldier who came in after D-Day, telling them "you talk just like us!!!" Apparently the Quebecois retained a Normandy accent, not a Parisian one.

I was lucky enough to take a trip to Yorkshire some years ago with friends, and we were all amazed that the Yorkish accent was much easier and more familiar to American ears than the more well known London accent is. It sounded like some Northern US accent that you couldn't quite place.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:21 PM (r46W7)
Pappy Eromero said the native coonass in his platoon on D-Day was in his landing craft and killed the first 10 minutes. They were counting on that poor bastard.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM (0OP+5)

75 Lima beans are the devil's buttplug.

I thought that was Brussels Sprouts. Or was it okra?

Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM (/NCI4)

76 NCKate - too hot to swim? Does not compute.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM (Q8bDL)

77 I just threw up in my mouth a little bit. Someone just had to mention okra.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:25 PM (anj39)

Oh, yes! I forgot to mention that I plan to have okra centerpieces on the wedding tables, and I'm going to see if they'll hold up for my bouquet.

We're big okra fans in these parts.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (Mzdiz)

78 Glad the cemeteries and such at Normandie are still well taken care of.

Merci mon ami

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (XPUdx)

79 I'll usually eat a dozen two-inchers.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (Mzdiz)

I'm in luck
Posted by: CBD

Snort.
I didn't see that one coming.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (KS7f3)

80 The chocolate is a triple whammy. It's American, it's made by Hershey's (Europeans think their chocolate tastes sour) and it's got peanut butter.

Posted by: JuJuBee at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (mNhhD)

81 Lima beans are the devil's buttplug.

I thought that was Brussels Sprouts. Or was it okra?

Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM (/NCI4)

No, he grabs a fistful and shoves them in.

Sorry.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:28 PM (Mzdiz)

82 I like my oysters with a little lemon and a splash of tobasco.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:29 PM (qdW1I)

83 You people eat a *lot* better than I do.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:30 PM (3kpeI)

84 82 I like my oysters with a little lemon and a splash of tobasco.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:29 PM (qdW1I)


deal

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:30 PM (us2H3)

85 Tonight we're having good old American hamburgers with grilled corn on the cob.
Still trying to decide between mashed potatoes or grits.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 04:31 PM (jTmQV)

86 I just love American food - nothing is finer that a great burger with the works, a super stuffed hotdog with chili, onions, relish, etc, whatever, or sweet BBQ smoked ribs and chicken, add in a great potato salad and sweet, sweet buttered corn on the cob...just wow - it just says summer and America.

Second place, French food - really, really delightful.

Italian? Last - I can't take pasta...and more pasta...and then pizza....with pasta - ugh.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:31 PM (+Cgut)

87 I like my oysters with a little lemon and a splash of tobasco.
Posted by: Ben Had

I thought you said tobacco....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 04:31 PM (arJlL)

88 [and...my wife went to Blois also!]

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:22 PM (XIJ/X)

Don't tell me she stayed with the Aubrys!

They had a great program there, and I was very fortunate in the family I was placed with.

My hs girlfriend, who went to Colby, did her foreign study in Normandy. Dartmouth wanted to teach Parisian French.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:31 PM (Mzdiz)

89 83 You people eat a *lot* better than I do.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:30 PM (3kpeI)



you realize dis be the internets

the BS is handed out at the door

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:31 PM (us2H3)

90 Best meal I ever had: Paris hotel restaurant, Halloween night, 1998...

And Nick Charles still says that a Manhattan is shaken in foxtrot tempo...

Posted by: Nazdar at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (g5pdH)

Hotel food in France can be superb!

As for the other stuff?

Harrumph!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:32 PM (XIJ/X)

91 Lima beans - I remember in first grade getting in trouble in the school cafeteria because I refused to put a lima bean in my mouth. My opinion has never changed.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:32 PM (r46W7)

92 The butter display case reminds me of why i often stop to marvel and feel thankful for the modern grocery store. So many choices! Fresh fruit and vegetables! Breads! Cold milk and hot roasted chicken! Ice cream! Quick checkout!

And there is the Moscow 1989 grocery store:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWTGsUyv8IE

In fairness, the USSR was about to collapse.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 03, 2022 04:32 PM (rCzpT)

93 Oh, yes! I forgot to mention that I plan to have okra centerpieces on the wedding tables, and I'm going to see if they'll hold up for my bouquet.

We're big okra fans in these parts.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (Mzdiz)
***

Ugh.
Can you imagine shaking someone's hand who has been holding an okra bouquet for a couple hours?
Iiieeeeuuuu!!!!!!
Cute.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:33 PM (anj39)

94 Not sure what making for supper other than big salad

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 04:33 PM (2JoB8)

95 Sushi here for a late dinner, probably banana with peanut butter for supper. Making the potato salad tonight for tomorrow to go with porkribs and baked beans.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:33 PM (0OP+5)

96 Pete Bog, I added a couple of roasted jalapenos and some radish to your gazpacho recipe. Nice cold soup and a kick ass Bloody Mary mix.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:20 PM (qdW1I)

Thanks for reminding me! I haven't made gazpacho since 2013. With all of the tomatoes we get, I'll have to start keeping a pitcher in the fridge.

I'd love your recipe - and a Bloody Mary, too

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:34 PM (Mzdiz)

97 This will sound weird (because of the location) but one of the best meals I've had was at a French restaurant in Walla Walla WA. I had those crispy whole potatoes with calves liver in cream sauce. It was very very good.

Also had a great ham sandwich at a cafe in OR. It was on a baugette with aoli. If you know what you are doing, you can make some tasty stuff.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 04:34 PM (YynYJ)

98 Lima beans - I remember in first grade getting in trouble in the school cafeteria because I refused to put a lima bean in my mouth. My opinion has never changed.
Posted by: Tom Servo

Succotash, a hated 'vegetable while growing up. Mom bought it frozen and slathered it butter (oleo) but it didn't matter.
I don't touch lima beans, ever.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:34 PM (KS7f3)

99 The only thing that saves Lima beans is frying them in lard and/or bacon grease.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:35 PM (LHN+H)

100 I just love American food - nothing is finer that a great burger with the works, a super stuffed hotdog with chili, onions, relish, etc, whatever, or sweet BBQ smoked ribs and chicken, add in a great potato salad and sweet, sweet buttered corn on the cob...just wow - it just says summer and America.

Second place, French food - really, really delightful.

Italian? Last - I can't take pasta...and more pasta...and then pizza....with pasta - ugh.


Context is needed. How often are we talking? American food is good, and can be eaten often. I like French and Italian too, but for a special night, I'll choose Indian, but I wouldn't want to eat it more than biweekly.

Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:35 PM (/NCI4)

101 a bottle of near frozen Stoli and an 8 pack of Church's thighs

cruising west on I-40 in my my IH scout at midnight in the 70's

now that's eating

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (us2H3)

102 The okra flower is quite amazing - it's a beautiful light green. It made me notice that almost all the vines have flowers that are the color of what they produce - pumpkins, squash, etc.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (r46W7)

103 the BS is handed out at the door
Posted by: REDACTED
------

Well, I'm not eating that...

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (ug8TC)

104 I thought that was Brussels Sprouts. Or was it okra?
Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM

Definitely okra.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (ftFVW)

105 I cannot imagine how hungry I would have to be to eat any of it.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:23 PM (Q8bDL)

There is a fair amount of nonsense in the culinary world, based on traditions that flowed from poverty and lack of refrigeration, etc. There are lots of foods that don't appeal to me, but I will try them.

And that's really all I ask...give it a shot. Then, if you like it, great! And if you despise it, you can come here and poke fun at me!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (XIJ/X)

106 I'm in luck
Posted by: CBD

Snort.
I didn't see that one coming.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (KS7f3)

Me neither. I'm shocked.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:38 PM (Mzdiz)

107 Wow CBD you sure are eating good in da hood!

That mess of chicken gizzards sure looks good!

Oh look, martini time! One olive only please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 04:38 PM (R/m4+)

108 Brussels sprouts and okra are a lot like women

learn how to manipulate them and you're in heaven

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:39 PM (us2H3)

109 CBD, pretty sure we can and do poke fun at you regardless.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:39 PM (LHN+H)

110 Brussels sprouts and okra are a lot like women

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:39 PM

I would have thought okra was more like a man. Slimy and full of seeds.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 04:40 PM (ftFVW)

111 109 CBD, pretty sure we can and do poke fun at you regardless.
Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:39 PM (LHN+H)

yeah, he's a purty good egg

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:40 PM (us2H3)

112 Spent a couple weeks on leave in Paris but I never went to Normandy, I don't know why. One big regret.

Posted by: dartist at July 03, 2022 04:40 PM (+ya+t)

113 The best restaurant fish (swordfish) was in a Lake Tahoe restaurant.

The best fish ever was walleye caught and cooked during a canoe trip through the Boundary Waters near Minnesota.

My 14 yo brother did much of the catching and cleaning. But he still complains about all the paddling.

Posted by: JM in Florida at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (rCzpT)

114 I thought that was Brussels Sprouts. Or was it okra?
Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:26 PM

Definitely okra.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (ftFVW)

This!
When the burning times come, I'm saving some of my molotovs for fields of okra.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (anj39)

115 CBD, pretty sure we can and do poke fun at you regardless.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:39 PM (LHN+H)

Yeah...pretty much.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (XIJ/X)

116 Miley, I will email it to you. Hugs to you both.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (qdW1I)

117 American food is OK, because it's a mishmosh of everything - but I remember that on my trip to the UK a few years back, the best meal we had the entire trip was an ordinary Hotel Buffet at an ordinary Hotel near Heathrow - but it was 3 big tables of dishes prepared by honest to god red-dot Indians straight from India - damn, that was incredible. The best buffet meal I've ever had, or ever will have.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (r46W7)

118 I would have thought okra was more like a man. Slimy and full of seeds.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 04:40 PM (ftFVW)

did you just assume my gender ????


REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (us2H3)

119 105 I cannot imagine how hungry I would have to be to eat any of it.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:23 PM (Q8bDL)

There is a fair amount of nonsense in the culinary world, based on traditions that flowed from poverty and lack of refrigeration, etc. There are lots of foods that don't appeal to me, but I will try them.

And that's really all I ask...give it a shot. Then, if you like it, great! And if you despise it, you can come here and poke fun at me!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:36 PM (XIJ/X)
In the South, peanuts were planted for cattle fodder but just the vines. The actual nuts were eaten by slaves either raw, parched, or boiled. There's nothing better than fresh boiled peanuts.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (0OP+5)

120 The okra flower is quite amazing - it's a beautiful light green. It made me notice that almost all the vines have flowers that are the color of what they produce - pumpkins, squash, etc.
Posted by: Tom Servo
------
Kudzu has a very pretty bloom. Curiously, the aroma is very much like grape jelly. Image: https://tinyurl.com/ypaf6kre

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (3kpeI)

121 Context is needed. How often are we talking? American food is good, and can be eaten often. I like French and Italian too, but for a special night, I'll choose Indian, but I wouldn't want to eat it more than biweekly.
Posted by: Chandler B. at July 03, 2022 04:35 PM (/NCI4)

Yeah, this is true. You can't eat Italian (too doughy) or French (too rich) every night. I meant as a specialty dinner in celebration of something you cherish. Not for everyday dinning.

If you have a kid's graduation, or an American holiday like July 4th or Memorial day - I'd obvioulsy choose all-American favorites done right.

For a wedding, I might choose Continental (which, let's face it, means French). But Indian is also nice - I really like the cuisine.

For an after-soccer game sit down with the team - its, ugh, pizza and pasta.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (+Cgut)

122 Since we're talking seasonal produce, I had an oopsie turn into something really good this week.

I decided to roast tomatillos for the 1st time (since my spouse didn't want to get jalapenos from my farm box, so my normal tomatillo salsa prep was out) to go with a heavily discounted Aldi's carne asada. So, I roast 6 of them (about 1lb) with olive oil and s&p on parchment for an hour (per someone's 5 star rated technique), and they come out just hammered into almost a sauce. Not deterred, I microwaved 2 Aldi's rice bags (1 basmati and 1 jasmine b/c why waste the more expensive rice on an unknown) and tossed it in with a sprinkle of sugar, a bunch of hot sauce, and a chopped fresh tomato and stirred. Then, I threw it back in the warm oven (turned off) and left it for 15 minutes while I finished the carne. Damn if that wasn't the perfect side for the dinner that night (the rice soaked it all up, but didn't go mush or over). Everyone demolished it, and now the oops is on the "we can do this again" menu...maybe with some finishing cilantro on top next time - or some jalapeno...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (exHjb)

123 CBD, I get what you are saying about give it a try. I guess I would try those things if I was at a friend's house and they prepared it.

I just can't see me going into a restaurant and ordering something like that, not knowing if I was gonna pay big bucks for food I don't like. Yeah, I'm a cheap coward.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (Q8bDL)

124 I see my plan to corner the lima bean market is coming along nicely.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (3kpeI)

125 If in Normandy,do a side trip to visit the Bayeux Tapestry.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (jTmQV)

126 Ugh.
Can you imagine shaking someone's hand who has been holding an okra bouquet for a couple hours?
Iiieeeeuuuu!!!!!!
Cute.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:33 PM (anj39)

Well, I refer to the okra flowers, which are in the mallow family and quite beautiful. They are certainly wedding bouquet quality.

I don't plan on holding the bouquet for more than a few minutes, actually.

https://hgic.clemson.edu/ factsheet/okra/

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:44 PM (Mzdiz)

127 Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (exHjb)

Savory tomatillo rice pudding?

I'd eat that!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:44 PM (XIJ/X)

128 Oh, yes! I forgot to mention that I plan to have okra centerpieces on the wedding tables, and I'm going to see if they'll hold up for my bouquet.

We're big okra fans in these parts.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:27 PM (Mzdiz)


I hope we get to see pictures.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:45 PM (anj39)

129 slaves either raw, parched, or boiled.

I'll pass on those, but thanks, Eromero!


Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:45 PM (LHN+H)

130 did you just assume my gender ????


REEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM

Not unless you are okra-kin.

Posted by: She Hobbit (leaf/stem/pod) at July 03, 2022 04:45 PM (ftFVW)

131 If in Normandy,do a side trip to visit the Bayeux Tapestry.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (jTmQV)

The recorded tour is superb...definitely a cut above the usual drivel that museums sell.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:45 PM (XIJ/X)

132 Well, I refer to the okra flowers, which are in the mallow family and quite beautiful. They are certainly wedding bouquet quality.

I don't plan on holding the bouquet for more than a few minutes, actually.

https://hgic.clemson.edu/ factsheet/okra/
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:44 PM (Mzdiz)
***

Miley,
I stand corrected. It is a very pretty flower.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 04:47 PM (anj39)

133 I just can't see me going into a restaurant and ordering something like that, not knowing if I was gonna pay big bucks for food I don't like. Yeah, I'm a cheap coward.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (Q8bDL)

No, that's just smart. I tried sweetbreads for the first time at my parent's table. I doubt I would have paid for it at a restaurant without knowing something about it.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:47 PM (XIJ/X)

134 Oh, and you can all send me your lima beans and brussel sprouts. Nom, nom. See, I do like disgusting foods.

But Miley can keep the okra.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 04:47 PM (Q8bDL)

135 Miley! Are you getting married soon?

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 04:48 PM (aeePL)

136 CBD, the food looks spectacular but what about the wines that went with it?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:49 PM (qdW1I)

137 I will contribute photos of my okra centerpieces and bouquet to both the gardening and food threads

Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

OK, two or three if you want.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (Mzdiz)

138 127 Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:42 PM (exHjb)

Savory tomatillo rice pudding?

I'd eat that!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:44 PM (XIJ/X)

Almost, and it went great under the steak - didn't even have the kids asking for tortillas!

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (exHjb)

139 Just so ya know...
That Foiled Mass Shooting at an Amazon warehouse by some crazy kid in Texas today?
It was on Saus Vide Avenue....True Story.

Posted by: Birddog at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (uAI4S)

140 what about the wines that went with it?

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:49 PM (qdW1I)

A lot of simple wines and a ton of reasonably priced Chablis! Nothing stands out, but they were all at least good.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (XIJ/X)

141 All of the Dove dark chocolate minis are great - the mint ones, sea salt, plain.

For a long time Big Lots had Lindt’s Chili Dark Chocolate (what it says) and Intense Orange (dark chocolate, crunchy orange pieces, and almond pieces) at a much lower price than everywhere else. Made it very dangerous for me to go shopping there.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (U+Oxn)

142 Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

OK, two or three if you want.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (Mzdiz)

natto

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (us2H3)

143 Yesterday, we lucked into fresh catfish and fresh okra at the grocery store,

So, the delightful and fine-cooking Mrs naturalfake fixed one of her great fry-ups with 4 kinds of fried catfish (regular, spicy, curry, Japanese) and fried okra with calamari cuz the squid was fresh too.

Add in some beer and that's great eating.

Y'all are missing out by not eating fried okra. It's not the least bit slimy and yummy. Or, better yet...don't you dare eat fried okra. More for me!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (5NkmN)

144 damn, that was incredible. The best buffet meal I've ever had, or ever will have.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (r46W7)

I hear this a lot - yes, as tourist, we get the best of a country or nationality's cuisine, even when we aren't in the country that the representative food is being served. It's a good way to judge if the food, when done right, is to our liking or not.

But the great thing about American foods is that they taste, with some lesser degree of variances, the same at Dave BBQ Palace at some roadside in Peoria, or at "Blue Smoke" in NYC (which wasn't really that good, honestly for all the hype). It's pretty hard to fuck up, and the combinations of foods all spell 'Murica' no matter what order they're served in.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (+Cgut)

145 No mention of baguettes or croissants. Quelle deception.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (aeePL)

146 Miley, I think CBD nailed the cold buffet with oysters. Iced jumbo shrimp or littlenecks would follow.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:54 PM (LHN+H)

147 Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

OK, two or three if you want.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:51 PM (Mzdiz)

A berry fruit tray - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. If you must, you can add pineapple stars to the middle as the fruit surrounds it.

Smoked salmon, just as is...you can surround it with tiny bagels and cream cheese (that I'll ignore).

Okay, now I'll think of something actually affordable for a group event.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:55 PM (exHjb)

148 Miley, smoked salmon. Not the thin stuff but the good smoked filets.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:55 PM (qdW1I)

149 Miley, I will email it to you. Hugs to you both.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 04:41 PM (qdW1I)

Thank you!

Yes, we've set the date and engaged the pastor for September 17th. I actually applied for the marriage license on Thursday.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:56 PM (Mzdiz)

150 No mention of baguettes or croissants. Quelle deception.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (aeePL)

All were excellent. And I found out from one of the chefs that a lot of the croissants in France are made by a few big bakeries, frozen raw, then shipped to small bakeries and restaurants for final baking.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:56 PM (XIJ/X)

151
Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?
-------

Smoked salmon

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:56 PM (TIW4Q)

152 Great looking food, CBD!

Love sweetbreads and that one looks perfectly cooked.

Hard to find them in these parts. But, if I'm in a good restaurant and see them in the specials, I always go for it. And have yet to be disappointed.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 04:56 PM (5NkmN)

153 146 Miley, I think CBD nailed the cold buffet with oysters. Iced jumbo shrimp or littlenecks would follow.
Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:54 PM (LHN+H)

Yeah, I'll go with this, too, b/c there can't be too much beautiful fish on a cold buffet!

Wait, I said I was thinking cheaper!

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:57 PM (exHjb)

154
I also really the idea of a savory creme brûlée.

That's an idea that I might toy with at home.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 04:57 PM (5NkmN)

155 "Blue Smoke" in NYC (which wasn't really that good, honestly for all the hype)

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (+Cgut)

I used to go there a lot, mostly because the bartenders were excellent. But too many meals were flawed, and the last couple of times the service was crap.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:58 PM (XIJ/X)

156 I just can't eat food I can't chew like oysters. I'd try some higher end ones maybe but swallowing a big snot whole doesn't do it for me.

Posted by: dartist at July 03, 2022 04:58 PM (+ya+t)

157 Fuck Iran:

Three Hizballah drones were shot down over the sea on Saturday, July 2 on their way from Lebanon to the Karish gas rig situated in Israel’s Mediterranean economic zone.

If USA was a real country we would economically and digitally DESTROY terrorist!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:58 PM (ex2Cx)

158 Y'all are missing out by not eating fried okra. It's not the least bit slimy and yummy. Or, better yet...don't you dare eat fried okra. More for me!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (5NkmN)

I've never made it that way - I'll have to try it.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:58 PM (Mzdiz)

159 Miley, I think CBD nailed the cold buffet with oysters. Iced jumbo shrimp or littlenecks would follow.

Posted by: RI Red at July 03, 2022 04:54 PM (LHN+H)

I would fucking love oysters, but Publius hates them, and any bivalves. So I don't make mussels Trieste either.

Miss them.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:00 PM (Mzdiz)

160 U6 Gulf shrimp

Posted by: Bigsmith at July 03, 2022 05:00 PM (VgIAa)

161 Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

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Roast beef

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (/jQbM)

162 The only way to eat lima beans is if they're mashed together with ham and crammed into a little can. And then only if you are really really hungry and can't trade for anything else.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (u73oe)

163 Smoked salmon

Yes. This was my kryptonite on the two cruise vacations I was on.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (U+Oxn)

164 Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

OK, two or three if you want.
Posted by: Miley

Cold salmon.
Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stacked and drenched in balsamic vinegar.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KS7f3)

165 The only way to eat lima beans is if they're mashed together with ham and crammed into a little can.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (u73oe)

There is a great Greek dish that uses "Gigante Beans," which look suspiciously like big Lima beans.

It's fantastic!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (XIJ/X)

166 Crab dip with sea salt/chive crackers.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (qdW1I)

167 A berry fruit tray - strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and blueberries. If you must, you can add pineapple stars to the middle as the fruit surrounds it.

Smoked salmon, just as is...you can surround it with tiny bagels and cream cheese (that I'll ignore).

Okay, now I'll think of something actually affordable for a group event.

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:55 PM (exHjb)

I wonder if the guests would appreciate the salmon. I know I would. Maybe I'll throw some out there. And smoked whitefish on water crackers with mayo and dill. I don't even know where to buy that - never seen one. I may ask at Publix.

The berry thing sounds good, although they aren't in season on September.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:03 PM (Mzdiz)

168 Finally! I made a pot of chili that tasted like chili. My past attempts, trying desperately to keep the spiciness down, came out like a watery hamburger and tomato soup. This time I used the Cowboy Kent Rollins recipe, chili peppers, chili powder and all.

It was about the hot spiciest thing I've eaten in many years, although for most folks it would be considered mild. But it was delicious (yes, I like kidney beans) and the slight sweetness of the chilis came through. One thing Rollins suggested and I followed was to drain off most of the grease from browning the burger. It kept the dish from being too oily.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 05:04 PM (7EjX1)

169 I'll have some homemade pimento cheese spread for sure. And asst crackers/rolls to put stuff on. And definitely shrimp cocktail, several pounds of it. Publius loves that.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:05 PM (Mzdiz)

170 We also tried to speak French whenever possible. That might have helped, even though my French is horrible.
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If someone tried to speak to me in really bad Italian I would dissuade them immediately.

Posted by: Ciampino - is there a pidgin version of pigeon? at July 03, 2022 05:05 PM (qfLjt)

171 If in Normandy,do a side trip to visit the Bayeux Tapestry.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 04:43 PM (jTmQV)


I should see the Bayeux tapestry. In theory, at least, one of my ancient ancestral naturalfakes in depicted thereon.

Perhaps, I can arrange to view it while slurping down fresh oysters.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 05:05 PM (5NkmN)

172 my 2 memories of France when I was in my early twenties

other than the frogs trying to rob me at the flea market

and I went often

was the cheese sammie outside of the Tulleries

and the bouillabaisse in St Tropez, watching all the nekkid girls

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:06 PM (us2H3)

173 The berry thing sounds good, although they aren't in season on September.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:03 PM (Mzdiz)

If you have to do fall fruits, see if you can do apple, pear, grape, blackberries and raspberries (they are the fall berries - strawberries are spring and blueberries are summer), and maybe even fig and then next to the fruit, have a cheese tray with cheeses that pair nicely with the fruits (don't put the 2 together b/c allergies and b/c you'd store the fruit differently than the cheese anyway)...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 05:07 PM (exHjb)

174 Wait, I said I was thinking cheaper!

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:57 PM (exHjb)

We're only feeding about 20 people, so "affordable" is not the same issue for such a small, uncatered event.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:07 PM (Mzdiz)

175 If someone tried to speak to me in really bad Italian I would dissuade them immediately.
Posted by: Ciampino - is there a pidgin version of pigeon? at July 03, 2022 05:05 PM (qfLjt)

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Donde est il Spaghettios?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 05:07 PM (u73oe)

176 Raised in the 50s all veggies were in cans. All squishy crap and if anyone opens a can of creamed corn around me you might be in trouble, lol. Beans are all I'll eat from cans.

Posted by: dartist at July 03, 2022 05:08 PM (+ya+t)

177 Now, a poll: what is the ONE OFFERING you would like to see on a cold buffet table?

I know it's not very helpful without a recipe, but a friend used to bring this to potlucks: baby red potatoes, boiled just until done, then chilled, cut in half, and filled with some kind of sour cream and chive filling. So good. I have no idea what was in the sour cream filling, besides, of course, sour cream.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:08 PM (OX9vb)

178 in the burning times, you will love spaghettios

you will fight for the can

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (us2H3)

179 Roast beef

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (/jQbM)

Good one to have!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (Mzdiz)

180
Cold salmon.
Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stacked and drenched in balsamic vinegar.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KS7f3)

This.
Much better than beanie weenies.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (anj39)

181 174 Wait, I said I was thinking cheaper!

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 04:57 PM (exHjb)

We're only feeding about 20 people, so "affordable" is not the same issue for such a small, uncatered event.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:07 PM (Mzdiz)

Excellent! So, back to thinking pricey!

The cold seafood tower is a must if you only have 20...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (exHjb)

182 But the great thing about American foods is that they taste, with some lesser degree of variances, the same at Dave BBQ Palace at some roadside in Peoria, or at "Blue Smoke" in NYC (which wasn't really that good, honestly for all the hype). It's pretty hard to fuck up, and the combinations of foods all spell 'Murica' no matter what order they're served in.
Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (+Cgut)

I agree with you - a good Texas BBQ place is going to be one of my top go-to places, always. And I remember driving in Central Texas, in the 80's, about an hour out from College Station - it was dinnertime, and I notice this rundown looking concrete block 2 story building, decrepit looking , in the middle of nowhere - and yet there were well over 100 cars parked around it, and a line stretching far out the door. So I decided "well that's unusual!" and it was suppertime, and on a lark decided to check it out. When I got in, I found it that it was place that raised it's own herd of cattle, only served what they had slaughtered that day, and gave you (at a cheap price!) a huge thick steak that hung over the edges of the big plate they served it on. Incredible!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (r46W7)

183 More Than 12% of New Car Payments Top $1000 a Month.

ha!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (ex2Cx)

184 you will fight for the can
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (us2H3)

Good source of iron and roughage!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:10 PM (ex2Cx)

185 I'm glad you've set a date, Miley. September is a lovely time to be married.

Also, grilled okra is the best okra. My kids actually used to ask for it.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (aeePL)

186 Yes, we've set the date and engaged the pastor for September 17th. I actually applied for the marriage license on Thursday.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:56 PM (Mzdiz)


Congrats!

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (ZSK0i)

187 Deviled eggs with horseradish whipped in and bacon crunbles.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (qdW1I)

188 Chef Boy Hardy

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (ex2Cx)

189 Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stacked and drenched in balsamic vinegar.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KS7f3)

This sounds delicious but is sooooooo not The Publius Family.

By the way, even if I consider and reject various suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback.

I hear thunder in the background. Will it rain at last?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (Mzdiz)

190 We're only feeding about 20 people, so "affordable" is not the same issue for such a small, uncatered event.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:07 PM (Mzdiz)


So you're thinking the Horde won't show up and tailgate in the church parking lot?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (anj39)

191 My wife's grandson kinda' surprised me by asking me to grill summer squash for him tonight. I've done them on the grill before, but I didn't remember him liking them. Just olive oil, some minced garlic, a touch of Italian seasoning, salt n pepper. I think I put some Parmesan cheese on at the end.

Winging it...

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (BFigT)

192 31 27 Holy crap. I sitting here in my underwear eating kippered herring out of a tin with saltines and this guy is touring France. I need a new accountant.
Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 04:14 PM (0ocXn)

I was thinking this was a pants required thread!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 04:15 PM (ex2Cx)
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Only for BBQ and for obvious reasons. Shirt too. Those embers are hot (NO, I didn't say hawt !)

Posted by: Ciampino - The fire is hot but dames are hawt at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (qfLjt)

193 There is a great Greek dish that uses "Gigante Beans," which look suspiciously like big Lima beans.

It's fantastic!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (XIJ/X)

Yeah, they have "butter beans" here, which sound delicious, but they're damned limas.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (Mzdiz)

194 I was raised on a huge family farm

meals were served on a a 12 ft round table with a 4 ft lazy susan

a huge buffet 3 times a day

it was a wonderous childhood

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (us2H3)

195 Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stacked and drenched in balsamic vinegar.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KS7f3)

OK, that sounds good, too.

Any cold seafood would be right out for me. So you could certainly include oysters and shrimp and the like, whether publius likes it or not, but make sure there are non-fish cold things for people who can't abide by it.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:13 PM (OX9vb)

196 This sounds delicious but is sooooooo not The Publius Family.
By the way, even if I consider and reject various suggestions, I really appreciate the feedback.
Posted by: Miley

You're welcome of course, suggestions are just that!

We served the above at our 25th... no one had had it before, it was all gone.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:14 PM (KS7f3)

197 Uni is the viagra of cold foods

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:14 PM (us2H3)

198 Thank you for your interest in attending the community conversation between Regional Health Equity Coalitions (RHECs) and Community Advisory Councils (CACs) to discuss the Community Investment Collaboratives (CICs)," wrote Droppers. "We recognize that urgency is a white supremacy value that can get in the way of more intentional and thoughtful work, and we want to attend to this dynamic. Therefore, we will reach out at a later date to reschedule.

PS Fuck you white boy!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:14 PM (ex2Cx)

199 Also, grilled okra is the best okra. My kids actually used to ask for it.
Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (aeePL)


I wonder if the doctor dropped your kids at birth?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (anj39)

200 PS Fuck you white boy!
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:14 PM (ex2Cx)

you fucker

you beat me to it

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (us2H3)

201 Crab dip with sea salt/chive crackers.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (qdW1I)

No crab for Publius. I must be respectful.

He loves shrimp and catfish, and some other whitefish. I usually marinate the catfish in lime juice and white wine, with a drizzle of oil and tons of mustard powder, chili powder and black pepper, then fry it on the griddle. It's easier than broiling, and one of Publius' favorite dishes.

A few raindrops are falling. I'm not convinced they are sincere.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (Mzdiz)

202 194 I was raised on a huge family farm

meals were served on a a 12 ft round table with a 4 ft lazy susan

a huge buffet 3 times a day

it was a wonderous childhood
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (us2H3)

Like Paul Bunyan or lotsa peeps?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (ex2Cx)

203 Smoked salmon is heavenly.
Pete Bog does a nice presentation.

Smoked oysters and mussels are lovely with crackers and cream cheese and chives.

Chilled roasted black cod with preserved lemon and chives with some creme fresche on a baguette is to die for.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:16 PM (U2p+3)

204 Oh, and congratulations Miley!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:16 PM (KS7f3)

205 Macerated fruit from Marcella Hazan with cured meats and good cheese.

Posted by: dartist at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (+ya+t)

206 it was a wonderous childhood
Posted by: REDACTED

That's awesome

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (U2p+3)

207 194 I was raised on a huge family farm

meals were served on a a 12 ft round table with a 4 ft lazy susan
a huge buffet 3 times a day
it was a wonderous childhood
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (us2H3)

I've only been to two restaurants like that - one in Vicksburg, and the Dillard House in north Georgia. Both were incredible!!! The Dillard House, you just paid for the meal - then you get served 7 appetizers, take your choice, 7 meats, take your choice, 7 vegetables, take your choice, 7 desserts, take your choice. legendary meal.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (r46W7)

208 Like Paul Bunyan or lotsa peeps?
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (ex2Cx)



bofus

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (us2H3)

209 Made a huge batch of garbanzo, kidney beans, red onion, garlic and fresh basil tossed in Tuscan herb olive oil and a little red wine vinegar. I ate the whole thing.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (qdW1I)

210 City of Whorelando:
A lot of people probably don’t want to celebrate our nation right now, and we can’t blame them. When there is so much division, hate and unrest, why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?”

SocDems hate fun!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (ex2Cx)

211 Salmon has already been mentioned and is a reliable go-to. If you can find it, smoked trout goes to a whole new level.
Worth a thought.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (anj39)

212 I wonder if the doctor dropped your kids at birth?
Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:15 PM (anj39)
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No, but I think the stork found them in an okra patch instead of a cabbage patch.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (aeePL)

213 And a last and serious note. We visited the Normandy invasion sites, including The Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-sur-Mer. I did not know what to expect...part of me assumed that it would be diminished and disrespected.

When we went to the Anne Frank house I was not prepared for the visceral reaction I had. Especially when we exited and someone had painted a swastika on the side of the house.

Posted by: blindbutch at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (gE1E/)

214 I know it's not very helpful without a recipe, but a friend used to bring this to potlucks: baby red potatoes, boiled just until done, then chilled, cut in half, and filled with some kind of sour cream and chive filling. So good. I have no idea what was in the sour cream filling, besides, of course, sour cream.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:08 PM (OX9vb)

You know, that sounds awesome! I don't suppose you're still in touch with that friend?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (Mzdiz)

215 I ate the whole thing.
Posted by: Ben Had

That sounds delicious and I suspect I'd eat all of to, of course my better half would be looking askance at me when she saw the remains.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (KS7f3)

216 I've only been to two restaurants like that - one in Vicksburg, and the Dillard House in north Georgia. Both were incredible!!! The Dillard House, you just paid for the meal - then you get served 7 appetizers, take your choice, 7 meats, take your choice, 7 vegetables, take your choice, 7 desserts, take your choice. legendary meal.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (r46W7)

you can still get a purty good tummy filler in the CA valley

the Basque family places are fucking great

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (us2H3)

217 Oh my gosh CBD, I am so jealous! Everything looks so delicious.

The salad with the duck looks sooo good.

The eggs with truffles, again so jealous.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 03, 2022 05:20 PM (oeVy+)

218 215 I ate the whole thing.
Posted by: Ben Had


where do I find a woman like that ???

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (us2H3)

219 45
Also now there is a Starbucks on every corner there. And they have Black Friday sales. They kinda got over the whole we hate everything not French thing.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 04:18 PM (kNpet)
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The Government would disagree with you as they attempt to maintain the purity of their language. I think De Gaulle stated that.

Posted by: Ciampino - La Weekend is not acceptable at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (qfLjt)

220 Okay, I'm going to have to suspend my okra hate until I try grilled and/or fried.
Boiled will stay on my taboo list though.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (KS7f3)

221 Since it is just me, I made a patty melt with some steak fries.

They were superb.

In recent times, I have simplified my menu planning.

Later in the Summer I will visit family and perhaps show off a little.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (lKAqb)

222 I went out to mow. When I came back in, Hubbymayhem was baking brownies from a recipe. Not a box mix, A for real recipe. He had already made the bean salad. He is now putting burgers on the grill. He says tomorrow is steak and potato salad.
He is the grilling guru and he is the one that makes bean salad, potato salad, Cole slaw, and persimmon pudding. I don't make those. He also makes the beer bread or banana bread. I do the zucchini bread. He has also been known to make red velvet cake for me. My mom used to make that for my birthday. There are box mixes for it but Hubbymayhem does it from mom's recipe.
And now I want red velvet cake. Dammit.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at July 03, 2022 05:22 PM (Wy1BU)

223 Tomorrow? Brats, sauerkraut and hot German potato salad. Yum.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:22 PM (lKAqb)

224 I'll have some homemade pimento cheese spread for sure.

Been looking for a good recipe. So far, no luck.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 05:22 PM (r2IDy)

225 No, but I think the stork found them in an okra patch instead of a cabbage patch.
Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (aeePL)


Heh.
And people wonder why I scratch every morning.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:22 PM (anj39)

226 You know, that sounds awesome! I don't suppose you're still in touch with that friend?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (Mzdiz)

No, those friendships dissolved in the Obama era. I'll see if I can find a recipe online that resembles it.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:22 PM (OX9vb)

227 165 The only way to eat lima beans is if they're mashed together with ham and crammed into a little can.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 05:01 PM (u73oe)

There is a great Greek dish that uses "Gigante Beans," which look suspiciously like big Lima beans.

It's fantastic!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (XIJ/X)
Believe it or not Jason's Deli used to have gigante beans on the salad bar. But then came the chinaflu and have not seen them since they put the salad bar back in operation.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 05:23 PM (0OP+5)

228 Hubbymayhem does it from mom's recipe.
And now I want red velvet cake. Dammit.
Posted by: Madamemayhem

Tell him to get busy!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:23 PM (KS7f3)

229 Excellent! So, back to thinking pricey!

The cold seafood tower is a must if you only have 20...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (exHjb)

Waitwaitwait, I'm not making a seafood tower. This has to be as low-stress as possible. I'll have some help with prep and all, but this isn't a Hallmark movie.

I think 3 seafood options are max for this buffet.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:23 PM (Mzdiz)

230 Save your boiled okra to throw at journalists.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:23 PM (lKAqb)

231 AZ deplorable, if you haven't done so peruse the oils from Sedona Divine.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:24 PM (qdW1I)

232 why on earth would you want to have a party celebrating any of it?

Not having a party unless you count the submarine sandwich luncheon with potato salad and deviled eggs-and red, white and blue paper plates and napkins, which we had after church

I celebrate because the Signers of the Declaration pledged their lives, their fortunes and and their sacred honor in the cause of Independence.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 05:24 PM (FZ2cV)

233 My mom used to make a lima beans and ham dish that she would serve with rice. That was delicious!
Probably my first comfort food.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:24 PM (anj39)

234 Okay, I'm going to have to suspend my okra hate until I try grilled and/or fried.
Boiled will stay on my taboo list though.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (KS7f3)
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Leave it whole, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Thread onto skewers and grill until brown in spots. Delicious and not slimy.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:25 PM (aeePL)

235 So. I just found out from my landlady that the unit above mine will be available next year.

I'm in a 400 sq ft basement studio.

This is two bedrooms with a view of the water and the mountains. Twice the rent.

I really want to do it. It's more than I should spend. But I love this little gem and the location is fantastic. Did I mention I feel safe and I trust my landlord?

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:25 PM (U2p+3)

236 Apparently lima beans are like black-eye peas.

You have to cook them fresh.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:25 PM (lKAqb)

237 when I was a squid

my favs were sushi, lamb shanks, ox tails and osso bucci

now, I eat chiken thighs

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:26 PM (us2H3)

238 91 Lima beans - I remember in first grade getting in trouble in the school cafeteria because I refused to put a lima bean in my mouth. My opinion has never changed.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:32 PM (

Normally I'm not a big fan of lima beans but I had some last night that were outstanding.

I had duck breast served with dots of polenta and they place the Lima beans on top of the polenta and it had dots of I think duck reduction sauce.
It was so good.

Posted by: CaliGirl at July 03, 2022 05:26 PM (oeVy+)

239 193 ... "There is a great Greek dish that uses "Gigante Beans," which look suspiciously like big Lima beans.
It's fantastic!"

Love them. If they aren't hyperthyroid limas they must be related. They are often served in a tomato sauce but I prefer them drizzled with lemon and butter.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 05:26 PM (7EjX1)

240 AZ deplorable, if you haven't done so peruse the oils from Sedona Divine.
Posted by: Ben Had

I'll take the wife there the next time we drive through.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:26 PM (KS7f3)

241 229 Excellent! So, back to thinking pricey!
The cold seafood tower is a must if you only have 20...
Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (exHjb)

Waitwaitwait, I'm not making a seafood tower. This has to be as low-stress as possible. I'll have some help with prep and all, but this isn't a Hallmark movie.

I think 3 seafood options are max for this buffet.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:23 PM (Mzdiz)

A tower can be 3 items - just have the 3 levels. It will be impressive.
Okay, low prep...
How do you feel about tea sandwiches. An easy way to offer a lot of meat and veg options in an elegant way...

Posted by: Nova local at July 03, 2022 05:27 PM (exHjb)

242 There must be a pimento cheese recipe in TDG.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:27 PM (qdW1I)

243 Re: pimento cheese

I never liked it as a child, but my mom loved it. Well, a while ago I got a craving for it and found a copycat recipe for the famous pimento cheese that they serve at the Masters golf tournament. I really liked it but thought it was slightly oniony for folks that don't like onions. Of course you could always reduce or omit the onions.

Anyway, here's a link: https://tinyurl.com/yxmb54sd

Posted by: Art Rondelet of Malmsey at July 03, 2022 05:27 PM (fTtFy)

244 And then I could have house guests if anyone were so brave as to travel out here!!!

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (U2p+3)

245 Leave it whole, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Thread onto skewers and grill until brown in spots. Delicious and not slimy.
Posted by: bluebell

Thanks I can do that.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (KS7f3)

246 207 194 I was raised on a huge family farm

meals were served on a a 12 ft round table with a 4 ft lazy susan
a huge buffet 3 times a day
it was a wonderous childhood
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (us2H3)

I've only been to two restaurants like that - one in Vicksburg, and the Dillard House in north Georgia. Both were incredible!!! The Dillard House, you just paid for the meal - then you get served 7 appetizers, take your choice, 7 meats, take your choice, 7 vegetables, take your choice, 7 desserts, take your choice. legendary meal.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (r46W7)
Dillard House.! Been so long ago lived in Hart County and used to make the special trip to Dillard House ever so often.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (0OP+5)

247 Why make pimiento cheese when you can buy it at the store?

Okay. I live in SC.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (lKAqb)

248 Okay, I'm going to have to suspend my okra hate until I try grilled and/or fried.
Boiled will stay on my taboo list though.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:21 PM (KS7f3)
***

Never!
The next time okra touches my tongue is when they pry apart my cold dead lips.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:29 PM (anj39)

249 yeah, I was always in love with Hedy

but I always had a boner for Barbara Parkins

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:29 PM (us2H3)

250 This looks pretty much exact, Miley, for the potatoes. This recipe calls for low-fat sour cream, but that's dumb. I'd go for the full fat version.

And I think I would sprinkle the outsides with some coarse salt.

tinyurl.com/4usahhac

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:29 PM (OX9vb)

251 nurse below ground is safer from stray gunshots

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 05:29 PM (2JoB8)

252 Fried okra is barely tolerable. Must have a good dipping sauce.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (lKAqb)

253 CBD suggested I participate so here is my cooking adventure: I made a soup that was pretty tasty.

Pile (6) of pork steak on sale for $1.59/lb. Grill them all. Cut off the bone portion, separate most of the meat from the bones and set aside for the soup.
Stick the bones in a pot of water, add splash of acv, and simmer for a day. Remove bones - Nice pork broth.
Next day, bring broth to high temp, add cut up potato and finely cut kale. When almost done add bag of mixed veggies for some color and the cut up meat from the bones. Oh, and add some sliced mushrooms.

Posted by: SnailRacer at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (qNZat)

254 It's more than I should spend. But I love this little gem and the location is fantastic. Did I mention I feel safe and I trust my landlord?
Posted by: nurse ratched

Last I checked we only live once...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (KS7f3)

255 Tomorrow I'd like to try a triple... make breakfast on the outdoor griddle, have the BBQ on the smoker and use the gas grill for hotdogs. Massive carbon footprint.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 05:31 PM (BFigT)

256 Tomato, mozzarella, and basil stacked and drenched in balsamic vinegar.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:02 PM (KS7f3)
~~~~~

Step it up and make antipasto kebabs using slicing pepperoni and slices of salami folded in half and half again, chilled cooked tortellini, cherry tomatoes, mozzarella balls and a basil leaf. Arrange in any order on the stick that looks nice. Once they're all done, drizzle with some Italian dressing of your choice.

Posted by: IrishEi at July 03, 2022 05:31 PM (VhE0u)

257 I've only been to two restaurants like that
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:17 PM (r46W7)

although my family did have a restaurant in Sulphur Springs

the 12 ft table was at the farm

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:32 PM (us2H3)

258 247 Why make pimiento cheese when you can buy it at the store?

Okay. I live in SC.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (lKAqb)
Palmetto cheese from Pawleys Island.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 05:32 PM (0OP+5)

259 Do it nurse. YOLO.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 05:32 PM (r2IDy)

260 Never!
The next time okra touches my tongue is when they pry apart my cold dead lips.
Posted by: Diogenes

Have you tried them grilled?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:33 PM (KS7f3)

261 Miley,

Wonderful news about setting the date. As a special gift you can have all the okra that might come my way. I have tried various recipes for the stuff but it is one of the very few veggies I just don't like.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 05:33 PM (7EjX1)

262 252 Fried okra is barely tolerable. Must have a good dipping sauce.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (lKAqb)

somehow

I don't see a gloryhole in your future

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:33 PM (us2H3)

263 IrishEi,
You beat me to it.
The cherry tomatoes, basil leaf and mozzarella balls are a great buffet dish. Someone just has to put them on a stick and not stab themselves.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:34 PM (anj39)

264 I'm glad you've set a date, Miley. September is a lovely time to be married.

Also, grilled okra is the best okra. My kids actually used to ask for it.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (aeePL)

I think I made that once, will make again. Even if it's for me alone.

Thank you all for the congrats! I need to make an honest man of Publius.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:35 PM (Mzdiz)

265 Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:08 PM (OX9vb)

You know, that sounds awesome! I don't suppose you're still in touch with that friend?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (Mzdiz)

you can also hollow out those red potatoes and put in a little blue cheese or gorgonzola. With Chives or Basil. Pretty Tasty.

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 03, 2022 05:35 PM (Jzz++)

266 244 And then I could have house guests if anyone were so brave as to travel out here!!!
Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:28 PM (U2p+3)

I would visit!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:35 PM (OX9vb)

267 Deviled eggs with horseradish whipped in and bacon crunbles.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (qdW1I)

Sounds delicious! They're big on deviled eggs round these parts.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:36 PM (Mzdiz)

268 obviously you guys have never tried okra pecan vanilla ice cream

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:36 PM (us2H3)

269 Hello grey box friends

Food. I like food.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 03, 2022 05:37 PM (K0jo2)

270 It may be the last place I live before I am forced to leave Seattle.

I want my view back. I want to offer a room to my boys and friends who venture here. Honestly. It's a great spot.

Any of you would come if you had any idea. All you have to do is get here.
The food you can get for the price of a fishing tag and a shellfish license would blow your mind.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:37 PM (U2p+3)

271 Chatterbox, none at the store. FJB.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 05:38 PM (r2IDy)

272 Have you tried them grilled?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:33 PM (KS7f3)
***
My parents were from the south. They loved it. Mom fixed it every way possible while I was growing up. Once, in a stew, I could tolerate it. But okra is really the only veggie I do not like. I kid here a lot about it, but I just won't eat it.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:38 PM (anj39)

273 So you're thinking the Horde won't show up and tailgate in the church parking lot?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 05:11 PM (anj39)

That won't help, we're having it here on the back porch.

The front porch is roomier (55 ft long) but the 35 ft back porch has woods in all directions.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:38 PM (Mzdiz)

274 Incredible!
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (r46W7)

See, these are the American stories I just love - we love big steaks, smokey BBQ, out of the way places, good down home folks and can tell them with an American flavor no other country just has!

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 05:38 PM (+Cgut)

275 I have a recipe for Gumbo that calls for okra. Between the roue and all the other great things in it, the okra is not noticed as a bad thing.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:38 PM (lKAqb)

276 you can also hollow out those red potatoes and put in a little blue cheese or gorgonzola. With Chives or Basil. Pretty Tasty.
Posted by: Pete Bog

No use flirting with me Pete, I'm already married. But you do make a compelling argument.

Tacos for us tonight. The entire house is torn apart with even the kitchen gear in disarray. Tacos are what I could manage.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 05:39 PM (Msys3)

277 obviously you guys have never tried okra pecan vanilla ice cream

Haha...I've never been to the South and I know y'all do things your own way... But that...can't be real.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 03, 2022 05:39 PM (K0jo2)

278 Especially when we exited and someone had painted a swastika on the side of the house.

Posted by: blindbutch at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (gE1E/)

The Dutch were enthusiastic participants in the slaughter of the Dutch Jews, so that sort of thing doesn't surprise me.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 05:39 PM (XIJ/X)

279 you can also hollow out those red potatoes and put in a little blue cheese or gorgonzola. With Chives or Basil. Pretty Tasty.
Posted by: Pete Bog

Yeah, that teeny little potato bowl would be good with lots of different fillings. Probably don't even need any kind of recipe. Just wing it.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 05:39 PM (OX9vb)

280 Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 05:37 PM (U2p+3)

I wanted to move to either SF or Seattle in the early 70's

just loved both spots

couldn't figure out how to make an antique shop work in either city

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:40 PM (us2H3)

281
The front porch is roomier (55 ft long) but the 35 ft back porch has woods in all directions.
Posted by: Miley

Nice!!!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:40 PM (KS7f3)

282 nurse ratched,

If you pull the trigger and move, let me know. I will fly there (I will piggyback it with a trip to Spokane (a good friend in Post Falls ID)) and help you schlep your stuff up the stairs.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 05:41 PM (lKAqb)

283 I was raised on a huge family farm

meals were served on a a 12 ft round table with a 4 ft lazy susan

a huge buffet 3 times a day

it was a wonderous childhood

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:12 PM (us2H3)

That sounds fantastic! The Swede's farmer friend used to have a huge breakfast after taking care of the cows and other work in the early morning. His mother was awesome to do all of that work.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:41 PM (Mzdiz)

284 Sounds delicious! They're big on deviled eggs round these parts.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:36 PM (Mzdiz)

Deviled eggs are the food of angels - I know, it's a dichotomy - but man, they are just unbelievable when served up cold and fresh just before you dig into that smokey meat stuff!

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 05:41 PM (+Cgut)

285 Taco Bell running their crispy chicken soft tacos again. Pretty good though they are 50 cents more since the last time they offered them.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 05:41 PM (WMdrL)

286 Leave it whole, toss with olive oil, salt, pepper, and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Thread onto skewers and grill until brown in spots. Delicious and not slimy.
Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:25 PM (aeePL)

Wow I did not know that delicious cauliflower recipe would work for Okra. That Bluebell knows how to cook!

Posted by: Pete Bog at July 03, 2022 05:42 PM (Jzz++)

287 Posted by: SnailRacer at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (qNZat)

Grilled Pork and Vegetable Soup.

Nothing wrong with that!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 05:42 PM (XIJ/X)

288 No, but I think the stork found them in an okra patch instead of a cabbage patch.

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 05:18 PM (aeePL)

LOL!

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:43 PM (Mzdiz)

289 They loved it. Mom fixed it every way possible while I was growing up.
Posted by: Diogenes

Mom never cooked it, the only time I had it was as a gelatinous mass on board an aircraft carrier (I think it was Coral Sea).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 05:43 PM (KS7f3)

290 That sounds fantastic! The Swede's farmer friend used to have a huge breakfast after taking care of the cows and other work in the early morning. His mother was awesome to do all of that work.
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 05:41 PM (Mzdiz)

it was a great childhood
It formed me for good or bad
I know there's plenty of bad but hopefully, some good

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 05:44 PM (us2H3)

First-World Problems...

Woe is me! There are two crises that are overwhelming the normally even-tempered and staid denizens of Chez Dildo.

Yeah; that is one of the string of sort-of-Edison-bulbs hanging over the patio. But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell? It's nine feet off the ground. Will I need supplemental oxygen to get up there and clean it?

dimbulb.jpg

And look what I found after pondering the unimaginable complexities of a dirty bulb! Yes, that is a broken hinge. But it is riveted into the frame and the door so it is not easily replaced. It still works, but for how long?

craphinge.jpg

I have to go lie down...the pressures of these existential problems are too much for me.

Posted by: CBD at 02:00 PM




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1 I have some

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:00 PM (2JoB8)

2 Screw the lights -- just use tiki torches.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (vuisn)

3 My spot bulb over the kitchen sink is a older, you need to turn it on 2 minutes before you need it to get it up to full light

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (2JoB8)

4 is it FIRST world problems

or first WORLD problems ?

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (us2H3)

5 Get a new pin for that hinge.

Good for your lifetime, I'd bet.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (XTdJ4)

6 Just leave them in place.
Call them "objets d'arte".

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (jTmQV)

7 Was working on getting dents out of back quarter panel, got a little but it's to hot out on blacktop

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:04 PM (2JoB8)

8 Time to sell the house. Clearly.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at July 03, 2022 02:04 PM (Te0JP)

9 Get a new pin for that hinge.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (XTdJ4)

It's a weird design. I tried driving the pin out and it didn't make happy sounds. I think I will spray some solvent into it and try again.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:05 PM (XIJ/X)

10 You should stand on the grill to change the bulb. JaneD'oh can testify to that methods successes.

Posted by: Bete at July 03, 2022 02:05 PM (a0KPx)

11 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?
_______________

Smoke from the grill?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:05 PM (YqDXo)

12 wutz the hinge on ?

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:06 PM (us2H3)

13 That bulb is in a waterproof housing, spray it off.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:06 PM (KS7f3)

14 Patio lights!!??

Fancy!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:06 PM (anj39)

15 >>It's a weird design.


Looks like there may be 2 pins in there. One from the top and one from the bottom

If so, I would replace with one that is twice as long and rive it in from the top.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:06 PM (XTdJ4)

16 Yeah; that is one of the string of sort-of-Edison-bulbs hanging over the patio. But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell? It's nine feet off the ground. Will I need supplemental oxygen to get up there and clean it?

Beware, everyone. This is a setup for a "how many xxx does it take" joke.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (/NCI4)

17 Not to worry. In another 6 months or so you'll be using candles anyway. Or buy a bunch of battery powered lights.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (BFigT)

18 3 My spot bulb over the kitchen sink is a older, you need to turn it on 2 minutes before you need it to get it up to full light
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (2JoB

Get Jane D'Oh's husband (if he's still amongst the living) to fix it.

He's handy with that stuff...

Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (BgMrQ)

19 Good God, man. Are you the only person on the planet unaware of LEDs? First World, my ass.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (0ocXn)

20 Smoke from the grill?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:05 PM (YqDXo)

Yes. But there was no warning from the lighting manufacturer that using the light directly above a smoke source would require that it be cleaned periodically.

I should sue.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (XIJ/X)

21 First World, my ass.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (0ocXn)

They are LEDs.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (XIJ/X)

22 Good God, man. Are you the only person on the planet unaware of LEDs? First World, my ass.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

Is it incandescent?
I have an LED set that looks identical to that one.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (KS7f3)

23 Just a waitin' on Longstreet's command to advance.

Any minute now . . .

Posted by: Major General George Pickett at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (4I/2K)

24 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?
_______________

Smoke from the grill?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

That was the original title of Smoke on the Water.....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (arJlL)

25 >> But there was no warning from the lighting manufacturer that using the light directly above a smoke source would require that it be cleaned periodically.

>I should sue.



Anyone want to tell him this applies to his dildo, too?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (XTdJ4)

26 Question answered.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (KS7f3)

27 judging by that bulb, I would hate to see what your crocs look like

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (us2H3)

28 Nice petproof screen there....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (arJlL)

29 Replace hinges, drill out pop rivets and replace with new pop rivets or self tapping screws if room allows.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (2JoB8)

30 Beware, everyone. This is a setup for a "how many xxx does it take" joke.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (/NCI4)


I was just thinking that.
How many hordemates does it take to provide advice to change a lightbulb?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (anj39)

31 3 My spot bulb over the kitchen sink is a older, you need to turn it on 2 minutes before you need it to get it up to full light
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (2JoB

Get Jane D'Oh's husband (if he's still amongst the living) to fix it.

He's handy with that stuff...
Posted by: browndog Official Mascot of Team Gizzard at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (BgMrQ)

That is so cold. But very funny!!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (4I/2K)

32 It looks like it's full of dead insects.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 03, 2022 02:11 PM (NpAcC)

33 WD-40 & Duct Tape...fix 90% of stuff...for a while.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:11 PM (AwYPR)

34 Does the storm door manufacturer sell replacement parts?

Looks like it will require removing the door, laying the patient out on some sawhorses and commencing surgification on the hinge using a drill, Dremel, angle grinder and possibly The Jaws Of Life.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at July 03, 2022 02:11 PM (Te0JP)

35 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?
_______________

Smoke from the grill?
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

That was the original title of Smoke on the Water.....
Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (arJlL)

Until some stupid with flair gun showed up to the bbq

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:11 PM (4I/2K)

36 Time to sell the house. Clearly.
Posted by: Quarter Twenty

And live in a van.

Down by the river.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (arJlL)

37 Why don't you calace and have him come on over to fix it?


he's handy with an IKEA reversible drill.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (XTdJ4)

38 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?
_______________
Don't climb up there. I'd suggest getting* one of these: tinyurl.com/3nkt4abs and either taking down the bulb or lining the inside of the grabber part with a cloth moistened with a solution of trisodium phosphate (to cut the grease from the smoke of the grill).

*or fashioning one by cutting off the bottom of an empty plastic bottle and screwing a pole (e.g., from a push broom) into the threaded end.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (YqDXo)

39 I switched over to LED lights.
I prefer the light from incandescent, but I can't shred for them anymore on the utility bill, because CA, and CA is running out of everything.
Electricity, water, food, gasoline, cops, airline pilots...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (jTmQV)

40 That appears to be an illegal, energy-sucking bulb, comrade.

Posted by: EPA Bulb Compliance Division at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (oasF3)

41 >>> 16 Yeah; that is one of the string of sort-of-Edison-bulbs hanging over the patio. But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell? It's nine feet off the ground. Will I need supplemental oxygen to get up there and clean it?

Beware, everyone. This is a setup for a "how many xxx does it take" joke.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (/NCI4)

*looks, doesn't see bluebell around*

"Yankee fans"??

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:13 PM (llON8)

42 >> CA is running out of everything.
Electricity, water, food, gasoline, cops, airline pilots...


Taxpayers

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:14 PM (XTdJ4)

43 Move the grill.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 02:14 PM (Q8bDL)

44 >> CA is running out of everything.
Electricity, water, food, gasoline, cops, airline pilots...

Taxpayers
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:14 PM (XTdJ4)

We're thriving!

Posted by: Delta Smelt at July 03, 2022 02:14 PM (4I/2K)

45 That tree sure looks healthy. All that CO2.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:15 PM (anj39)

46 That appears to be an illegal, energy-sucking bulb, comrade.
Posted by: EPA Bulb Compliance

I may have mentioned my 'hate' of CFLs... I found more on the covered patio. I hadn't ever looked up. sigh.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:15 PM (KS7f3)

47 My FWP. My mother leaves the pantry door open all the time. Every day when I come home from work I close it. The other day my son left it open and I yelled at him while she was there hoping she would get the hint. She did not. I may have to install self closing hinges, because she is killing me.

Posted by: Jordan61 at July 03, 2022 02:15 PM (DgWEj)

48 Yes. But there was no warning from the lighting manufacturer that using the light directly above a smoke source would require that it be cleaned periodically.

I should sue.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:08 PM (XIJ/X)
_____________
By all means! If they warn people not to drive with a sunscreen in place in windshield, they should definitely warn about this. I mean, half of the population votes Democrat, after all.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:15 PM (YqDXo)

49 Call an electrician.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 02:16 PM (Q8bDL)

50 The only LED lights I use are the warm ones. The cool LED's give off an awful blue/green glow that makes everything look ugly.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 03, 2022 02:16 PM (NpAcC)

51 Move the grill.
Posted by: cfo mom

The soul of brevity wins!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:16 PM (KS7f3)

52 Great Barrington MA is completely out of Schwepps tonic water

now, that's a first world problem

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:16 PM (us2H3)

53 >>> 47 My FWP. My mother leaves the pantry door open all the time. Every day when I come home from work I close it. The other day my son left it open and I yelled at him while she was there hoping she would get the hint. She did not. I may have to install self closing hinges, because she is killing me.
Posted by: Jordan61 at July 03, 2022 02:15 PM (DgWEj)

I can't leave mine open because kitty loves exploring shelves.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:17 PM (llON8)

54 Amazingly, CA has taxpayers.
Last time I looked we were awash with a surplus.
Enough to offer free medical for illegals (something they already enjoy) and I'm supposed to get $800 for gasoline price relief...October, I think.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:17 PM (jTmQV)

55 CA is running out of everything.
Electricity, water, food, gasoline, cops, airline pilots...

Taxpayers
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 02:14 PM (XTdJ4)
______________

Not stupidity. We're good there. We could export it to other states, and are doing so as we type.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:17 PM (YqDXo)

56 I switched over to LED lights.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:12 PM (jTmQV)

The ballasts in my 48" flourescents were dying one by one so I replaced them w/48" LED singles...much happy.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (AwYPR)

57 Not stupidity. We're good there. We could export it to other states, and are doing so as we type.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Maricopa county says thank you. The rest of the State, not so much.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (KS7f3)

58 Just shoot the damn bulb. Wait, this is CBD. Have nurse come over and shoot it for you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (u73oe)

59 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?


Can you imagine the wire? All that grease with electricity searing through the line? And only an eighth of an inch of insulation separating you from a conflagration. How do you bear it?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (anj39)

60 If only you had strung Tesla bulbs. Problem solved.

Posted by: Squid at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (hgzz9)

61 Amazingly, CA has taxpayers.
Last time I looked we were awash with a surplus.
Enough to offer free medical for illegals (something they already enjoy) and I'm supposed to get $800 for gasoline price relief...October, I think.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:17 PM (jTmQV)
________________
God forbid we use that transitory surplus to pay down debt, or if we MUST spend it, do so for, e.g., water infrastructure.

No. Piss it away on HIGH. SPEED. RAIL. and providing nothing but the best for the wetbacks.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (YqDXo)

62 >>>That was the original title of Smoke on the Water.....

Posted by: JT

Interestingly, the original title of Machine Head was Title No. 1.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (0ocXn)

63 Smoke on the light bulb. A fire in the sky.

Posted by: Shallow Purple at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (63Dwl)

64 Multiple shooting in Copenhagen at a major shopping mall. No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (yikp0)

65 Be at Home Depot Tuesday morning and find a guy out front that isn't afraid of a step ladder.

Posted by: cfo mom at July 03, 2022 02:20 PM (Q8bDL)

66 59 Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (anj39)

Obviously I have two solutions!

1) eliminate electricity

2) outlaw grilling

You're welcome America!

//EPA

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:20 PM (Lzpvj)

67 When the going gets tough -- the tough get power tools. Let the dirty bulb glorify darkness. Upgrade all the other bulbs 20%. Drill out the hinge and reinstall with whitworth @OZ) 7-37 whitworth drive only screws that are easy to install and impossible to remove. Yeah, that outta woke.

Posted by: Ray at July 03, 2022 02:20 PM (sw3xv)

68 Oh yeah, my garage lighting went from about 500w to illuminate to about 40w.
They make LEDs that have built in motion sensors.
Got a couple of those for the back yard.
Surprised the raccoons.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:20 PM (jTmQV)

69 Gentlemen, we must not allow a hair products gap!

Posted by: Gov Gruesome at July 03, 2022 02:20 PM (4I/2K)

70 "Yankee fans"??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:13 PM (llON
-----------

That's my girl *fistbump*

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (aeePL)

71 Great Barrington MA is completely out of Schwepps tonic water

now, that's a first world problem
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:16 PM (us2H3)


The Puyallup Fred Myers is completely out of lemonade. But they do have six cans of baby formula behind the locked case.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (anj39)

72
Multiple shooting in Copenhagen at a major shopping mall. No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0)


Have they blamed Clarence Thomas yet?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (63Dwl)

73 No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (yikp0)
_______________

A distinction without a difference.

Democrats will say it was in protest against Roe v. Wade.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (YqDXo)

74 The hinge. By the smallest mending bar you can find, glue it to the back of the hinge with the strongest bonding stuff you have.
Ugly, but will probably last as long as the rest of the door.

Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (4780s)

75 Old hag who could win a senate seat in WY and now about to be ousted from her house seat

is now thinking about running for Prezzy

says it depends on how much the dims will pay her to run

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (us2H3)

76 One job sprinkler pipe broke in a apartment building, didn't notice for couple days the ceiling globe in hallway was filled with water from above ( sprinkler froze in attic) and it took to see water actually boiling in globe because light was on all times and still working.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (2JoB8)

77 Multiple shooting in Copenhagen at a major shopping mall. No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0)

Dirty light bulbs ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (arJlL)

78 I had to replace the light bulb in my Himalayan salt lamp yesterday. It was traumatizing.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (U2p+3)

79 72 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (63Dwl)

If they do not identify the perp it was Jihadi Johan....

Gotta love CNN's "reporting" "Several People Shot at a Mall" police say....

I guess Denmark's chapter of BLM wants the police defunded as well?

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:23 PM (Lzpvj)

80 There's so much rain here right now, all the little whippersnappers can't pop off their fireworks.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 02:23 PM (0ocXn)

81 Maybe should add /s.

Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 02:24 PM (4780s)

82 My FWP. I had to replace a tire on my little horse trailer and the tire shop I went to told me they don't make 7.00 R15 anymore. Then they sold me I think a radial light truck tire and it is NOT very close in size to my old tires. I don't want to put all new tires on it. Two have plenty of tread left and I want to just keep to trailer tires. I don't need $$ radials for a 2 axle small trailer.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 02:25 PM (3cGpq)

83
Gotta love CNN's "reporting" "Several People Shot at a Mall" police say....

I guess Denmark's chapter of BLM wants the police defunded as well?
Posted by: sven


Must be a mistaken report. Mass shootings only happen in the USA.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 02:25 PM (63Dwl)

84 "Yankee fans"??
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:13 PM (llON
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That's my girl *fistbump*
Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (aeePL)
***

The Mariners are already preparing for the off season with second careers either in WWF or Hockey.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:26 PM (anj39)

85 >>> 83
Gotta love CNN's "reporting" "Several People Shot at a Mall" police say....

I guess Denmark's chapter of BLM wants the police defunded as well?
Posted by: sven

Must be a mistaken report. Mass shootings only happen in the USA.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 02:25 PM (63Dwl)

The perp bought the gun in Indiana.

Posted by: This... is XiNN at July 03, 2022 02:26 PM (llON8)

86 #64 And the cops have arrested one.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 02:26 PM (yikp0)

87 83 Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 02:25 PM (63Dwl)

Obviously Denmark's liberal gun laws and white supremacy are to blame...

//Xi NN

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:26 PM (Lzpvj)

88 There's so much rain here right now, all the little whippersnappers can't pop off their fireworks.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

The whppersnappers that pop 'em off around here ain't little.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:27 PM (arJlL)

89 fucking hot here and no fucking tonic water

FUCK YOU BRANDON

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:27 PM (us2H3)

90 There's so much rain here right now, all the little whippersnappers can't pop off their fireworks.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

My dog hates them. I've started his 4th of July weekend protocols of drugs. He's looking at me from his bed...stoned.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:29 PM (anj39)

91 The whppersnappers that pop 'em off around here ain't little.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:27 PM (arJlL)

I think fireworks are illegal in Chicago, so they just pop their 9s.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:29 PM (AwYPR)

92 Wait, this is CBD. Have nurse come over and shoot it for you.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (u73oe)

Oh, so that's how it's going to be?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:29 PM (XIJ/X)

93 2 Screw the lights -- just use tiki torches.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (vuisn)
----
Do I have to call an FBI agent to get one of those?

Posted by: Ciampino - the FeeBees have all the tikis at July 03, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

94 The cobwebs are now removed.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 03, 2022 02:30 PM (vuisn)

95 >>> 64 Multiple shooting in Copenhagen at a major shopping mall. No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0)
------------------

Have they released the video of cops firing 90 shots into one man in Akron?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (ddTPB)

96 That's my girl *fistbump*

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (aeePL)

Just you wait for the Food Thread!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (XIJ/X)

97 >>> 96 That's my girl *fistbump*

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (aeePL)

Just you wait for the Food Thread!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (XIJ/X)

Uh oh.

Will there be... cauliflower???

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:32 PM (llON8)

98 81 Maybe should add /s.
Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 02:24 PM (4780s)

and we have a rookie

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 02:32 PM (us2H3)

99 Wait, this is CBD. Have nurse come over and shoot it for you.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 02:18 PM (u73oe)
--
Oh, so that's how it's going to be?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

In Duke's defense it would get rid of the dirty bulb.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (KS7f3)

100 Do I have to call an FBI agent to get one of those?

Posted by: Ciampino - the FeeBees have all the tikis at July 03, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

Feds have gone from buying up all the ammo to buying up all the tiki torches?

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (AwYPR)

101 Oyster and cauliflower gratin.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (u73oe)

102 Houston Police Department is reporting that a child was killed and another wounded in a drive-by shooting in north Houston at 1am this morning. Police say the suspects opened fire on the vehicle at an intersection, but are unsure if the victims (a 5yo and an 8 yo) were the intended targets.

Gee Sherlock, you're unsure?

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (4I/2K)

103 Will there be... cauliflower???
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

And it will be cooked Sous Vide.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:34 PM (KS7f3)

104 95 Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (ddTPB)

Don't be involved in chases with cops that risk lives and you will not learn to LARP as a pencil....

"The More You Know" thanks to a grant from the Sven J Olafson foundation

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:34 PM (Lzpvj)

105 *shifty eyes*

I like cauliflower in the form of the carb substitute itty-bitty dice, because I steam the crap out of it and drown it in whatever sauce goes with the meat and normal veggies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:34 PM (llON8)

106 102 Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (4I/2K)

The 5 year old and 8 year old were obviously criminal masterminds that needed taken down a peg...

//J School Heroes

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:35 PM (Lzpvj)

107 11 But this one is directly above the grill, and it's dirty! What the hell?
_______________

Smoke from the grill?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:05 PM (YqDXo)
----
Yes, he is using dirty smoke. He needs to move to the new, improved clean smoke that liberals blow up their fartclams.

Posted by: Ciampino - smoke 'em if you've got 'em at July 03, 2022 02:35 PM (qfLjt)

108 >>> 100 Do I have to call an FBI agent to get one of those?

Posted by: Ciampino - the FeeBees have all the tikis at July 03, 2022 02:30 PM (qfLjt)

Feds have gone from buying up all the ammo to buying up all the tiki torches?
Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (AwYPR)

Don't forget the khaki pants, jorts and J Crew $75 t-shirts.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:35 PM (llON8)

109 My first world problem: wires.
I got a box filled with wire stiff. Chargers, cables, extension cords, connectors, and hell, I think there is a transformer from a Lionel train set in there from when I was ten. And of course, the moment I throw it out, Mrs D will want something in there.
I am doomed.
The box taunts me.
It haunts my dreams.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:36 PM (anj39)

110 >>> Then they sold me I think a radial light truck tire and it is NOT very close in size to my old tires. ...

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 02:25 PM (3cGpq)
----------------

The R designation indicates Radial.
Get thee to a Discount Tire location and they will explain and help you get what you need as inexpensive as possible.

They are nationwide and will always help you.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:36 PM (ddTPB)

111 First you have to apply for a permit from your local authorities and explain how the hinge came to be damaged and if it was your fault. If it's your fault, you will have to pay an extra $100.00 for the "Hinge Repair Permit" and hire a licensed general contractor to remove and replace the whole enclosure the door and broken hinge was part of. EPA and OSHA disposal costs will also have to be paid by you. However, your going to jail for the old rayciss Edison type light bulb so no worries until your jail term is up. Although your neighbor may "Red Flag" you too.

Your welcome!

Posted by: Department Of Homeland Security at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (R/m4+)

112

64 Multiple shooting in Copenhagen at a major shopping mall. No word so far on Moslem or nut. A few links in my sock.
Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (yikp0)

This is due to scotus overturning the new ccw ban obviously.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (kNpet)

113 My FWP of the week?

I accomplished a number of small drywall repairs all on one expanse of wall. My surface prep was first rate if I do say so myself. Primed the repairs and through Sherlock Holmes like investigatory work, was able to deduce the exact existing paint color. Sherwin Williams mixed me up a batch post haste.

Came home, and rolled the repaired areas.

After it dried - No Bueno. I told the paint guy the incorrect sheen for the old paint job. You can tell.

Womp womp.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (Msys3)

114 These are great first-world problems, CBD; perfect for the 4th!

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (GkGYg)

115 I like cauliflower in the form of the carb substitute itty-bitty dice, because I steam the crap out of it and drown it in whatever sauce goes with the meat and normal veggies.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:34 PM (llON

My cousin's wife was feeding him cauliflower "rice"...and he liked it...until he found out it was cauliflower.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (AwYPR)

116 $$ radials for a 2 axle small trailer.
Posted by: PaleRider

Seems to be plenty available online

Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 02:38 PM (4780s)

117 Diogenes , you have a box that taunts you?

I've a garage full of boxes that taunt me.

haha hahahahahahaha heard as he as last seen running down the hall

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:39 PM (ddTPB)

118
grocer had the good ice cream on sale-
but no Hershey's Special Dark chocolate syrup

all is lost

Posted by: DB at July 03, 2022 02:40 PM (geLO8)

119 so am reanalyzing the SS El Faro's sinking....

and wife made good low carb muffins using keto recipes....


life is okay.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (Lzpvj)

120 Seems to be plenty available online. Yeah, I think Amazon et al have done the math and sell you a tire that is a close match and call it a 7.00, or they still make the 7.00 in Chyna. But the tire shop I went to (who have been good in the past and were friendly but I think just didn't know better) sold me that radial tire. I'm not going to order a tire online and *hope* some shop will install for me w/o getting a sale as well as a service charge.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (3cGpq)

121 The title of this thread ought to be, "I Just Can't Even..."

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (ZSK0i)

122 Police say the suspects opened fire on the vehicle at an intersection, but are unsure if the victims (a 5yo and an 8 yo) were the intended targets.
***

Huh.
So which one was driving? Because few parents would have their kids out at one in the morning.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (anj39)

123 114 These are great first-world problems, CBD; perfect for the 4th!
Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (GkGYg)

the ass kissing portion of the comments start at 200

Posted by: the management at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (us2H3)

124 33 WD-40 & Duct Tape...fix 90% of stuff...for a while.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:11 PM (AwYPR)
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I've tried that, spraying WD40 and then duct-taping but the glue can't be all that good as it doesn't stick very well. I've even tried spraying before and after taping. Nada.

Posted by: Ciampino - advice that sucks at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (qfLjt)

125 Just a quick note to thank everybody who has been around in the morning. Our son got the job picking crops. He starts on Tuesday. I have a feeling that after his interview on Friday and sending a text yesterday and calling today helped nudge the guy. The farmer couldn't say that FenSon wasn't interested. Praise God and thanks so much for your prayers! They were much appreciated!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (FZ2cV)

126 My dog hates them. I've started his 4th of July weekend protocols of drugs. He's looking at me from his bed...stoned.

Probably best not to give him acid.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (/NCI4)

127 "Because few parents would have their kids out at one in the morning."

That used to be the case, sadly.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (jTmQV)

128 >>> She did not. I may have to install self closing hinges, because she is killing me.
Posted by: Jordan61
----------------

You are a nice person
I would lock it shut

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (ddTPB)

129 >>> 125 Just a quick note to thank everybody who has been around in the morning. Our son got the job picking crops. He starts on Tuesday. I have a feeling that after his interview on Friday and sending a text yesterday and calling today helped nudge the guy. The farmer couldn't say that FenSon wasn't interested. Praise God and thanks so much for your prayers! They were much appreciated!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (FZ2cV)

Yay!

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (llON8)

130 pi][I've tried that, spraying WD40 and then duct-taping but the glue can't be all that good as it doesn't stick very well. I've even tried spraying before and after taping. Nada.
Posted by: Ciampino - advice that sucks at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (qfLjt)


That's why we have marine epoxy.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (ZSK0i)

131 My FWP is that one of the ceiling can lights in my kitchen goes through bulbs like they're going out of style. Wish I could figure out what's going on with them

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (R5lpX)

132 Get a pet monkey and train it to clamber along the wire with a little ssqueegee to clean the bulbs.

Duh!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (kXYt5)

133 I've a garage full of boxes that taunt me.

haha hahahahahahaha heard as he as last seen running down the hall
Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:39 PM (ddTPB)
***

Well, in my defense, mine is a really big box!

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (anj39)

134 Staff when I went to the shop were youngsters, that is why I think they didn't know better. I *should* have said "I don't need a tire today, let me research and decide" , on what they offered but I was not using my brain at the time. Oh well, its a FWP, not anything critical.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (3cGpq)

135 122 Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (anj39)

Foo! Do you know how hard it is these days to find a sittah?

We wuz celebratin' taking your kid to work week.

//Harris County Parent of the Year Winner Cornelius "Cornpop" Smith

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (Lzpvj)

136 It's a grow light. You're growing weed, right? The lights always get dirty like that from weed.

So I've heard.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 02:44 PM (BFigT)

137 I've tried that, spraying WD40 and then duct-taping but the glue can't be all that good as it doesn't stick very well. I've even tried spraying before and after taping. Nada.

Posted by: Ciampino - advice that sucks at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (qfLjt)

Can't use 'em together...shoulda' been more specific.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:44 PM (AwYPR)

138 A drill, a punch, some pop-rivets and the hinge is a done deal.

I'd put the old lady on it and if she hadn't completed it by supper, she'd go to bed hungry.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 02:44 PM (0ocXn)

139 Because few parents would have their kids out at one in the morning

—-

In some “communities” this is quite common. Go to a Walmart in a not so nice part of town in the middle of the night and you will see a ton of young kids there.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 02:45 PM (kNpet)

140 Just a quick note to thank everybody who has been around in the morning. Our son got the job picking crops. He starts on Tuesday. I have a feeling that after his interview on Friday and sending a text yesterday and calling today helped nudge the guy. The farmer couldn't say that FenSon wasn't interested. Praise God and thanks so much for your prayers! They were much appreciated!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Nice !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 02:45 PM (arJlL)

141 Q. How many Karens does it take to change the light above the bbq grill?

A. THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 02:46 PM (r46W7)

142 131 Do blade vibrate or wobble like it's not plumb or a blade heavier?

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:46 PM (2JoB8)

143 So which one was driving? Because few parents would have their kids out at one in the morning.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:41 PM (anj39)

Their mom was driving. The 5yo died and the 8yo is expected to recover. Such stupid and tragic goings on.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:46 PM (4I/2K)

144 >>> 141 Q. How many Karens does it take to change the light above the bbq grill?

A. THAT'S NOT FUNNY!!!!
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 02:46 PM (r46W7)

The bulb should know I want it to be changed and change itself!

Posted by: Karen #96261536 at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (llON8)

145 So which one was driving?

*******

8 y/o was steering, 5 y/o was on the pedals.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (kXYt5)

146 My first world problem: Went to a Sunday worship service this morning which featured in its music a patriotic theme. We sang the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful among other more exclusively religious songs. My problem... as we sang, I felt a sense of loss as though all my fellow congregants were celebrating a national idea that is already lost. The second (less well known) verse of America the Beautiful says "Confirm the soul in self control, thy liberty in law"... and all I could think was how we DON'T have equal protection under the law anymore (think J6 political prisoners). I should've felt blessed, but instead felt depressed....

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (xT8gx)

147 My FWP. I bought my motorcycle from my Dad back in 2012, he used the cash from that sale to get his 2008 Harley police special running on a screaming eagle 123ci motor. He and I would take annual week long motorcycle ride about vacations for the next 8 years, he was 75 years old in 2012 when we began doing that. Now that he's died, i cannot make myself enjoy the motorcycle anymore since it was his first, and it makes me bawl like baby when i contemplate getting on it just thinking about our annual ride abouts. i will cherish those memories as long as i live. *crap, it got dusty in here again*

i need to take photos, and sell it on e-bay motors. that's my 1st world problem.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (MrZQl)

148 Huh. I just checked the weather report and it says the UV index is 10 out of 10. I don't think I've ever seen that before. If I go outside, does this await?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VG9ZlEFDds

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (/NCI4)

149 Can lights, Skip.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (AwYPR)

150 144 Posted by: Karen #96261536 at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (llON

Leave the Bulb alone, leave it alone! Can't you people see how much it has given?

https://youtu.be/WqSTXuJeTks

//Chris "Karen" Crocker

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:49 PM (Lzpvj)

151 146 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (xT8gx)

I'd have more faith about this being fixed painlessly if SCotUS had not gone balls deep on the steal.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:50 PM (Lzpvj)

152 PaleRider, Your old tire was a RADIAL.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:50 PM (ddTPB)

153 PaleRider

Maybe Coker Tire has one.

Posted by: Ronster at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (ouHIE)

154 147 Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (MrZQl)

Bikes are like horses, they carry part of the rider's spirit with them.

Give it some time, the pain may recede and be replaced with joy and warmth.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (Lzpvj)

155 105 *shifty eyes*

I like cauliflower in the form of the carb substitute itty-bitty dice, because I steam the crap out of it and drown it in whatever sauce goes with the meat and normal veggies.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:34 PM (llON

Also good with melted Velveeta cheese.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (GkGYg)

156 Praise God and thanks so much for your prayers! They were much appreciated!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Congratulations! That is a major step towards securing a spare bedroom in his future home as part of your retirement.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (MrZQl)

157 Foo! Do you know how hard it is these days to find a sittah?

We wuz celebratin' taking your kid to work week.

//Harris County Parent of the Year Winner Cornelius "Cornpop" Smith
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (Lzpvj)
______________

That's what we've got radiators for. Chain the little welfare recipients to the radiator, and then go clubbing!

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

158 Huh. I just checked the weather report and it says the UV index is 10 out of 10. I don't think I've ever seen that before. If I go outside, does this await?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VG9ZlEFDds
Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (/NCI4)
***

Sure as hell ain't Seattle.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (anj39)

159 117 Diogenes , you have a box that taunts you?

I've a garage full of boxes that taunt me.
----------------
As do I. And then my brother passed away a couple of years ago and I inherited the contents of his garage and workshop. Now I have 2 of almost everything, yet can find nearly nothing. Did reunite my grandfathers and fathers tools that we'd painstakingly divided though, FWIW

Posted by: BunkerintheBurbs at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (QtPlZ)

160 Well, in my defense, mine is a really big box!
Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (anj39)

Mine's as big as a handbag!

Posted by: Tallulah Bankhead at July 03, 2022 02:52 PM (4I/2K)

161 My first world problem: Went to a Sunday worship service this morning which featured in its music a patriotic theme. We sang the Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful among other more exclusively religious songs. My problem... as we sang, I felt a sense of loss as though all my fellow congregants were celebrating a national idea that is already lost. The second (less well known) verse of America the Beautiful says "Confirm the soul in self control, thy liberty in law"... and all I could think was how we DON'T have equal protection under the law anymore (think J6 political prisoners). I should've felt blessed, but instead felt depressed....

We sing the SSB, and then, because it's George Washington's church, we have a guy in colonial garb read the Declaration of Independence. It really helps that you are in a pew, and already in a listening frame of mind. You actually hear what was written, the entire thing, instead of just "When in the course of...blah, blah, blah".

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:52 PM (/NCI4)

162 i need to take photos, and sell it on e-bay motors. that's my 1st world problem.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (MrZQl)
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Sell it to Nurse's son, he's looking, she's shopping.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:53 PM (ddTPB)

163 157 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:51 PM (YqDXo)

the 3 year old child who took a 30 story plunge in NYC depressed me yesterday....

for God's sake if you are going to latch key a kid teach them that the closet is their magic castle and reward their playing there.

Add in the 3 year old that was hot by a car at 2 am the night prior....

If you do not value your kids give them to people who do.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:53 PM (Lzpvj)

164 Really easy recipes for making chocolate syrup.
You can used dark cocoa for a really nice flavor.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 02:53 PM (KS7f3)

165 i need to take photos, and sell it on e-bay motors. that's my 1st world problem.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (MrZQl)
__________
My FWP: I've got my late father's butterknife sword among other USMC memorabilia, and 1) don't know what to do with it, 2) have no place to put it, and 3) can't bear to part with it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:53 PM (YqDXo)

166
Bikes are like horses, they carry part of the rider's spirit with them.
Give it some time, the pain may recede and be replaced with joy and warmth.
Posted by: sven

I'll try, I've certainly given it a lot of attention keeping it in excellent mechanical condition over the years.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (MrZQl)

167 Hysterical! Karen trying to gas up her Tesla:

https://twitter.com/RickyBeBack/
status/1543565938976403456

Posted by: IrishEi at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (VhE0u)

168 I gave my cat a tonic water and he went into a trance!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (kXYt5)

169 76 One job sprinkler pipe broke in a apartment building, didn't notice for couple days the ceiling globe in hallway was filled with water from above ( sprinkler froze in attic) and it took to see water actually boiling in globe because light was on all times and still working.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:22 PM (2JoB
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So a self-cleaning lightbulb?

Posted by: Ciampino - incandescent means self-cleaning like an oven right? at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (qfLjt)

170 I probably gave the tire size info wrong Braenyard. It a 15 inch rim, but I think my old ones are bias ply standard trailer tires.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (3cGpq)

171 85 and high (for Colorado) humidity, 35%. Blech. I live altitude for a reason.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Non-sequitur professional at July 03, 2022 02:56 PM (x8Wzq)

172 168 I gave my cat a tonic water and he went into a trance!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (kXYt5)

Like a petit meowl seizure?

Posted by: Random Slob at July 03, 2022 02:56 PM (wKtwp)

173 171 Posted by: Pug Mahon, Non-sequitur professional at July 03, 2022 02:56 PM (x8Wzq)

93 degrees and 51% humidity with 10/10 UV....

I am gonna go wrestle some fence in a few hours.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:57 PM (Lzpvj)

174 I gave my cat a tonic water and he went into a trance!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (kXYt5)

This one took me three mississippis. Well done.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Non-sequitur professional at July 03, 2022 02:57 PM (x8Wzq)

175 161 Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:52 PM (/NCI4)

Christ Church in Alexandria, VA? Never been to a worship service there but really enjoyed visiting when I was nearby on a work trip because I knew George Washington had been a member. Beautiful sanctuary!

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 02:57 PM (xT8gx)

176 My FWP: I've got my late father's butterknife sword among other USMC memorabilia, and 1) don't know what to do with it, 2) have no place to put it, and 3) can't bear to part with it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

one of these? https://is.gd/TowoVr
i wouldn't be able to either.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:59 PM (MrZQl)

177 If it said R15 it's a 15" Radial.

If memory serves one shouldn't mix up radials and non-radials - it can get swervey.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 03:00 PM (ddTPB)

178 95
Have they released the video of cops firing 90 shots into one man in Akron?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (ddTPB)
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Hey they were trying to drop him from the sheer weight of all the lead he was carrying.

Posted by: Ciampino - Plumbum is illegal in Kalifornia at July 03, 2022 03:00 PM (qfLjt)

179 2) have no place to put it, and 3) can't bear to part with it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

3) I can see why!
2) In the garage over your work bench.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:00 PM (KS7f3)

180 >>> I gave my cat a tonic water and he went into a trance!
Posted by: Muldoon

>Not enough gin. A wedge of lime is traditional, but some cats prefer a little twist.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 03:00 PM (0ocXn)

181 My FWP: I've got my late father's butterknife sword among other USMC memorabilia, and 1) don't know what to do with it, 2) have no place to put it, and 3) can't bear to part with it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

one of these? https://is.gd/TowoVr
i wouldn't be able to either.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:59 PM (MrZQl)
________________

Yep. That's it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:02 PM (YqDXo)

182
Q: How many Yankees fans does it take to change a light bulb?

A: One to replace it and 99 to say the old bulb should be in the Hall of Fame.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:03 PM (/U27+)

183 Actually, it's not exactly the same. My father had an officer's sword, but it's pretty close.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:03 PM (YqDXo)

184 97 >>> 96 That's my girl *fistbump*

Posted by: bluebell at July 03, 2022 02:21 PM (aeePL)

Just you wait for the Food Thread!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 02:31 PM (XIJ/X)

Uh oh.
Will there be... cauliflower???
Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 02:32 PM (llON
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Brussels sprouts.

Posted by: Ciampino - German tsnks all over the sprouts at July 03, 2022 03:04 PM (qfLjt)

185 'First world' problems got you down? Open the borders, kill the economy and just make it a 'second world' or even a 'third world' country!

C'mon America we know you can!!!

Presto, problems solved...

Posted by: Mudshark at July 03, 2022 03:04 PM (aD7sR)

186 48 Huh. I just checked the weather report and it says the UV index is 10 out of 10. I don't think I've ever seen that before. If I go outside, does this await?


It can go to eleven. Seriously.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:04 PM (kNpet)

187 Christ Church in Alexandria, VA? Never been to a worship service there but really enjoyed visiting when I was nearby on a work trip because I knew George Washington had been a member. Beautiful sanctuary!

No, they're Johnny-come-latelys. His real church, we he helped found and on which he served on the vestry, was Pohick Church. He did eventually attend CC, because his business brought him to Alexandria so often that he had to switch.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 03:06 PM (/NCI4)

188 Dude... If I owned that sword, it would be one of the last objects I ever sold or gave away. Find a spot on the wall and hang it there. Maybe in a shadowbox.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 03, 2022 03:06 PM (IXpV7)

189 one of these? https://is.gd/TowoVr
i wouldn't be able to either.
Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 02:59 PM (MrZQl)
________________

Yep. That's it.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:02 PM (YqDXo)
***
That is definitely heirloom material.
But if you want to find it a good home and carry on it's tradition, there are hordemates with kids in the Marines. Or contact the local USMC recruiter and ask if there is a particularly deserving NCO who would be willing to carry it forward.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:07 PM (anj39)

190 Biffbewalski,
Please don't sell that bike. Not yet.
Or if you do, sell it to someone who would sell it back to you when you want it.

Because, well, you may want it back.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:08 PM (U2p+3)

191 Dude... If I owned that sword, it would be one of the last objects I ever sold or gave away. Find a spot on the wall and hang it there. Maybe in a shadowbox.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 03, 2022 03:06 PM (IXpV7)
______________

I have no intention of giving it away, much less selling it. I'm trying to find a wall space where I could mount it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:08 PM (YqDXo)

192 And Bif,
My boy may very well be interested.

CBD has my email.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:09 PM (U2p+3)

193 It's 98 here, feels like 111 with 44% humidity. UV Index is at 11.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 03:09 PM (4I/2K)

194 No, they're Johnny-come-latelys. His real church, we he helped found and on which he served on the vestry, was Pohick Church. He did eventually attend CC, because his business brought him to Alexandria so often that he had to switch.
Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 03:06 PM (/NCI4)

Just one of the many reasons I come here. I always learn new things from the Horde! I just found the website. Thx...

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 03:09 PM (xT8gx)

195 Yup. Tire that was on there was 7.00 15 LT. Might be a radial, that just costs more.

But the new tire is 225/75 and the sidewalls are shorter than the 7.00 15LT tires. I need to see if the 1st shop will replace it with something closer.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 03:10 PM (3cGpq)

196 That is definitely heirloom material.
But if you want to find it a good home and carry on it's tradition, there are hordemates with kids in the Marines. Or contact the local USMC recruiter and ask if there is a particularly deserving NCO who would be willing to carry it forward.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:07 PM (anj39)
_____________
We live just outside Camp Pendleton, which (according to one of my baseball buddies, a former Marine) has a museum/memorial to WWII Marine vets. If I ever did give the sword away - and I doubt I will - it would be to something like that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:10 PM (YqDXo)

197 grocer had the good ice cream on sale-
but no Hershey's Special Dark chocolate syrup

all is lost
Posted by: DB

Found the recipe I was looking for: sorry it is on FB...
https://is.gd/AElPzA

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:10 PM (KS7f3)

198 Because, well, you may want it back.
Posted by: nurse ratched

this is good advice. i'll try to hold off. if i do pull that trigger, i'll reach out to you so you can point your son at it as first dibs.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 03:10 PM (MrZQl)

199 One thing I owned and lost that I'm still pissed off about is a war weapon. It was a Tula SKS captured off a dead Commie Chinaman in Korea... Lent it to an asshole and never got it back. Can barely type this without raging out.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (IXpV7)

200 167 Hysterical! Karen trying to gas up her Tesla:

https://twitter.com/RickyBeBack/
status/1543565938976403456
Posted by: IrishEi at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (VhE0u)

The laughter is the best part.

Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (Ti+Tv)

201 194 Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 03:09 PM (xT8gx)

The founders were totally atheists you guys!

//Ezra "De" Klein Voxtard

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (Lzpvj)

202 85/35 would be an extremely dry day in Florida.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (kNpet)

203 Take your mancard down off of the wall and put your father's sword in its place. Pretty simple.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (0ocXn)

204 Just one of the many reasons I come here. I always learn new things from the Horde! I just found the website. Thx...

My pleasure. Please note that there are docent tours, and the history in that building is simply incredible. RW, 1812, Civil War...

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 03:12 PM (/NCI4)

205 One thing I owned and lost that I'm still pissed off about is a war weapon. It was a Tula SKS captured off a dead Commie Chinaman in Korea... Lent it to an asshole and never got it back. Can barely type this without raging out.
Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (IXpV7)
____________
My father at one time had a Japanese artillery shell casing, but I guess he got rid of it, because I've never found it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:13 PM (YqDXo)

206 111
However, your going to jail for the old rayciss Edison type light bulb so no worries until your jail term is up. Although your neighbor may "Red Flag" you too.

Your welcome!

Posted by: Department Of Homeland Security at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (R/m4+)
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Phew!
For a moment there I thought they were mandating a new house to go with the hinge repair!
DHS can't spell "you're". Sheesh teachers!

Posted by: Ciampino - The EPA got EPAed by the USSC at July 03, 2022 03:13 PM (qfLjt)

207 182
Q: How many Yankees fans does it take to change a light bulb?

A: One to replace it and 99 to say the old bulb should be in the Hall of Fame.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:03 PM (/U27+)

Snort

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 03:13 PM (VdGjU)

208 We live just outside Camp Pendleton, which (according to one of my baseball buddies, a former Marine) has a museum/memorial to WWII Marine vets. If I ever did give the sword away - and I doubt I will - it would be to something like that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:10 PM (YqDXo)
***
Perfect! Especially if you have some stories passed down that can go with it.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:14 PM (anj39)

209 fWP: The water is low so the pontoon boat's prop got hung up in the weeds.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 03:15 PM (yKPAy)

210 Posted by: Ciampino - The EPA got EPAed by the USSC at July 03, 2022 03:13 PM (qfLjt)
___________

I love the fact that right after 86ing Roe v. Wade, the Supremes knocked down the EPA's pee-pees, along with those of all other government agencies.

You unelected guys think you can just enact legislation off your own bat? Nah, bro. Think again.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:15 PM (YqDXo)

211 fWP: The water is low so the pontoon boat's prop got hung up in the weeds.
Posted by: NaughtyPine

You have water? Luxury!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (KS7f3)

212 Just a waitin' on Longstreet's command to advance.

Any minute now . . .
Posted by: Major General George Pickett at July 03, 2022 02:09 PM (4I/2K)
***

So hows that wait going?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (anj39)

213 123 114 These are great first-world problems, CBD; perfect for the 4th!
Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 02:37 PM (GkGYg)

the ass kissing portion of the comments start at 200
Posted by: the management at July 03, 2022 02:42 PM (us2H3)

CBD is lying down, recovering from these FWP.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (GkGYg)

214 That was... strange. I accidentally mistyped/added a 'j' after the normal address for this site, DuckDuckGo kicked in and gave me a link to Ace, I clicked on it, and suddenly I'm looking at an Easter post? There was a Gardening post with WeirdDave mentioned in the header though, as well as an ONT (I AM in the right place, right?), and then ... a post about Elizabeth Warren being angry that people were questioning her American Indian heritage (wait, that already happened...)

Then I noticed the URL. Not quite the same as here.

I fell through the DuckDuckGo looking glass into the year 2014.

Strange, amusing, fitting for a Sunday. *double checks the day to make sure it really is Sunday.*

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (nRMeC)

215 A: One to replace it and 99 to say the old bulb should be in the Hall of Fame.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:03 PM (/U27+)

There are two HOFs - one is the regular, ordinary HOF in Cooperstown with great players but mostly mortals - then there is the Yankee's HOF, where only the Gods of Baseball Valhalla may be enshrined. No Cleveland Guardians need apply.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 03:17 PM (+Cgut)

216 As for that sword,
Well, my fathers father was 1/5 Marine in WWII.
His sword and the Luger he picked off a dead German soldier in France are gone to relatives who don't gaf.

Hold onto those heirlooms.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:17 PM (U2p+3)

217 Perfect! Especially if you have some stories passed down that can go with it.
Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:14 PM (anj39)
___________

Oh, I do. I even have all of his casualty reports from Iwo Jima (he was a pack rat; I think I have every report he ever wrote), where he received a battlefield commission. Grim reading, as his company suffered 85% casualties.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:17 PM (YqDXo)

218 These are great first-world problems, CBD; perfect for the 4th!
Posted by: m
--
the ass kissing portion of the comments start at 200
Posted by: the management
--
CBD is lying down, recovering from these FWP.
Posted by: m
--

Probably trying crawl back to the keyboard after falling off the stepladder.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:18 PM (KS7f3)

219 The founders were totally atheists you guys!

//Ezra "De" Klein Voxtard
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 03:11 PM (Lzpvj)

The longer I live (I'm 29) the more convinced I become that John Adams was totally correct when he noted that "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." This has become evident in my lifetime during which even the church itself has ceased (in the main, with a few exceptions) to take its own message seriously. How many churches closed for covid; how many have melted away in submission to the latest cultural trend (gay marriage, transgender, etc, etc)?

Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 03:18 PM (xT8gx)

220 117 Diogenes , you have a box that taunts you?

I've a garage full of boxes that taunt me.

haha hahahahahahaha heard as he as last seen running down the hall

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 02:39 PM (ddTPB)
----
Taunts you eh!
I fart in your general direction and your mother smells of elderberries!

You got to run downhill? Luxury.
We had to run uphill, both ways.

Posted by: Ciampino - That mounted snake lot at July 03, 2022 03:18 PM (qfLjt)

221 How old are those bias ply tires?
They could be dry rotted.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 03:18 PM (ddTPB)

222 No Cleveland Guardians need apply.
Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 03:17 PM (+Cgut)
___________

What a stupid %^&*$@ name. When are they going to rename one of the Chicago teams the "Drive-bys?"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:19 PM (YqDXo)

223 We had to run uphill, both ways.

That's what happens when you let Escher lay out the streets.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 03, 2022 03:20 PM (Bd6X8)

224 I took an Uber last night. Driver was wearing a mask. No tip an 1 star. Fuck you, war.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:20 PM (kNpet)

225
What a stupid %^&*$@ name.

__________

Their mascot is a fat, donut-gobbling cop standing around while people are getting shot.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:21 PM (/U27+)

226 15" tires.
The 2004 Frontier we just bought had 15" when shipped.
The last guy didn't like the price/availability so he bought new 16" rims and new tires. Recently. Score!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:21 PM (KS7f3)

227 fWP: The water is low so the pontoon boat's prop got hung up in the weeds.
Posted by: NaughtyPine

You have water? Luxury!
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (KS7f3)
***
A prop???
Sheesh. So lucky.
I have to cut a new tree down each week to carve out an oar.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (anj39)

228 The Indians are named Guardians now? Lol.
MuhSports!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (kNpet)

229 fWP: The water is low so the pontoon boat's prop got hung up in the weeds.
Posted by: NaughtyPine
______________

Gotta look out for those delta smelt. They vote Democrat, you know.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (YqDXo)

230 85 and high (for Colorado) humidity, 35%. Blech. I live altitude for a reason.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Yes. We are expecting rain soon too.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (r2IDy)

231 >>> 228 The Indians are named Guardians now? Lol.
MuhSports!!
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (kNpet)

Yeah, that's weak.

Posted by: The Washington Football Team at July 03, 2022 03:23 PM (llON8)

232 I took an Uber last night. Driver was wearing a mask. No tip an 1 star. Fuck you, war.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:20 PM (kNpet)
_____________

All of the employees in Home Depot yesterday were wearing masks. I assume it's a corporate directive so that neurotic health-obsessed Karens don't lose their shit.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (YqDXo)

233 128 >>> She did not. I may have to install self closing hinges, because she is killing me.
Posted by: Jordan61
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I think CBD is looking for a hinge expert.

Posted by: Ciampino - in closing ... at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (qfLjt)

234 85 and high (for Colorado) humidity, 35%. Blech. I live altitude for a reason.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

Yes. We are expecting rain soon too.
Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (r2IDy)

We've seen storms roll right past us. Only one hit a week or so ago. My lawn is again dormant. Eh, saves on mowing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Non-sequitur professional at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (x8Wzq)

235 85 and high (for Colorado) humidity, 35%. Blech. I live altitude for a reason.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

100F (that's cool for July) and 14% humidity which means if you sweat the evaporation cools you off quickly.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (KS7f3)

236 What a stupid %^&*$@ name. When are they going to rename one of the Chicago teams the "Drive-bys?"
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:19 PM (YqDXo)

Guardians is an irredeemably stupid name - it's like naming your kid Cletis or Beatrice - you just wouldn't do it even under pain of death. To have done so under their own free will only adds to the clownish nature of the franchise.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (+Cgut)

237 Check out some videos from Lake Mead. The lake is ridiculously low. All but one of the boat launches and marinas are closed. The last one is hanging by a thread. And Hoover Dam is close to the point where it will no longer be able to generate electricity.

Gonna be interesting to see what happens to Las Vegas and Phoenix when that happens.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (kNpet)

238 My FWP? I was too lazy to make a separate trip Lowes to buy Pitboss smoker pellets, so I spent the extra $7 to buy the Traeger pellets while at the
Hy-Vee.

Posted by: Turn two at July 03, 2022 03:25 PM (SvwNZ)

239 CBD is lying down, recovering from these FWP.
Posted by: m
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Probably trying crawl back to the keyboard after falling off the stepladder.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:18 PM (KS7f3)
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I wonder...did CBD actually faint, or was it more of a swoon?

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:25 PM (anj39)

240 Mockingly the Grauniad, like the British "news"paper.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:25 PM (GkGYg)

241 Check out some videos from Lake Mead. The lake is ridiculously low.
_____________

Pretty soon they'll be finding the corpses of everybody who crossed the Mob in Las Vegas.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:26 PM (YqDXo)

242 My first world problem is getting rid of perfectly good high quality furniture and medical equipment of my mom's.

I don't want to give it to re-sellers and don't want to bother with selling it myself. I have given some to my friends and neighbors. I'll probably keep a few pieces but I'm running out of room.




Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 03:26 PM (WMdrL)

243 Maybe if we offer CBD some French Toast with syrup that will wake him up?

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (5pTK/)

244
All of the employees in Home Depot yesterday were wearing masks. I assume it's a corporate directive so that neurotic health-obsessed Karens don't lose their shit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (YqDXo)

____________

One of the most militant Karens I know - who accused non-vaxxers of being mass murderers - said she's caught COVID. I'd need a heart of stone not to laugh.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (/U27+)

245 132 Get a pet monkey and train it to clamber along the wire with a little ssqueegee to clean the bulbs.

Duh!

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:43 PM (kXYt5)
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See PETA, monkeys, coconuts

Posted by: Ciampino - don't put the lime in the coconut at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (qfLjt)

246
All of the employees in Home Depot yesterday were wearing masks. I assume it's a corporate directive so that neurotic health-obsessed Karens don't lose their shit.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (YqDXo)

I cant fault employees who do it because corpo hq sends out an order. But Uber drivers are independent contractors. They make their own decisions for things like masks. It is the first time in over a year I have seen a mask on one and I take Ubers a few times a month consistently.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (kNpet)

247
Gonna be interesting to see what happens to Las Vegas and Phoenix when that happens.
Posted by: Joe XiDen

I agree that LV is in trouble.

Phoenix doesn't get a lot from Hoover. We have 3 nuke plants (APS) and hydro from (SRP) as well as natural gas back ups.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (KS7f3)

248 242 My first world problem is getting rid of perfectly good high quality furniture and medical equipment of my mom's.

I don't want to give it to re-sellers and don't want to bother with selling it myself. I have given some to my friends and neighbors. I'll probably keep a few pieces but I'm running out of room.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 03:26 PM (WMdrL)

Church?

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:28 PM (GkGYg)

249 All of the employees in Home Depot yesterday were wearing masks. I assume it's a corporate directive so that neurotic health-obsessed Karens don't lose their shit.

Local Safeway has their employees back in masks as of sometime last week. I assume it's because of the rise of Covid cases in CA, and nothing to do with what's happening here.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - moronhorde.com. Not insurgents, counterrevolutionaries. at July 03, 2022 03:28 PM (Bd6X8)

250 At grocery store today guess 2/3 of cashiers had masks on. Still many customers mostly older

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 03:29 PM (2JoB8)

251 Pretty soon they'll be finding the corpses of everybody who crossed the Mob in Las Vegas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:26 PM (YqDXo)

So, Moe Green finally surfaces, huh?

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 03:30 PM (+Cgut)

252 I have to go lie down...the pressures of these existential problems are too much for me.
===

A shot of maple syrup will calm your nerves.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 03:30 PM (EZebt)

253 I gave my cat a tonic water and he went into a trance!
Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 02:54 PM (kXYt5)


I read that to my dog. He gave it a round of a paws.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:30 PM (anj39)

254 and nothing to do with what's happening here.
Posted by: Blanco Basura

I'm not sure of that... I contracted covid this week.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:30 PM (KS7f3)

255 Helping the folks ( in their 80's) at the hay farm. Everything is broken and under-maintained. Projects have sub-projects have tent-pole-critical tasks. I feel nobodies pain.

Posted by: Igotnothing at July 03, 2022 03:30 PM (+i8dn)

256 Posted by: Joe XiDen

I agree that LV is in trouble.

Phoenix doesn't get a lot from Hoover. We have 3 nuke plants (APS) and hydro from (SRP) as well as natural gas back ups.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (KS7f3)

Son told me that the Flaming Gorge reservoir on the Green river in Wyoming has been draining to feed Lake Mead. So the effects run far upriver.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Non-sequitur professional at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (x8Wzq)

257 Pretty soon they'll be finding the corpses of everybody who crossed the Mob in Las Vegas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

They already have... one was a body in a barrel.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (KS7f3)

258 About that hinge ... (1) Big-ass wood block about an inch or two higher / lower than the hinge; (2) Place big-ass wood block vertically next to said hinge; (3) Whack wood block with Big-Ass Hammer; (4) Check verticality; (5) Whack as many times as needed to bring into alignment. No, no, don't thank me. I live to serf.

Posted by: Dr_No at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (mu5GU)

259 I've read that they have found bodies in Lake Mead. Did not want to click through to learn more.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:32 PM (YynYJ)

260 The finest sword I've even seen is in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and belonged to an ancestor of mine, Harrison C. Hobart, presented to him at the close of the Civil War. As family, we were able to see it at a private showing some years ago, this is a short Vimeo clip about it. (disappointed that they don't show all the incredible engraving on it)

https://vimeo.com/68869204

this is a better picture of it:

https://tinyurl.com/2p85x8r9

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 03:33 PM (r46W7)

261 Son told me that the Flaming Gorge reservoir on the Green river in Wyoming has been draining to feed Lake Mead. So the effects run far upriver.
Posted by: Pug Mahon

And some of this has to be the treaty with Mexico. We have to provide x amount of water minimum with exactly y salt content.
If the salt level is too low the US has to add salt to bring it up to y!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:33 PM (KS7f3)

262 People have been conditioned into being afraid. It is very easy to cow the populace back to hiding.

It is much more difficult to foster a sense of safety and confidence.

People are more likely to accept tyranny if they are already afraid.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:33 PM (U2p+3)

263 In keeping with the example set by CS Lewis I'm enjoying a post church beer.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 03:34 PM (VdGjU)

264 148 Huh. I just checked the weather report and it says the UV index is 10 out of 10. I don't think I've ever seen that before. If I go outside, does this await?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VG9ZlEFDds

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 02:48 PM (/NCI4)
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It's worse man, have you seen all the firework and BBQ smoke?

Posted by: Ciampino - aha Curry with gunpowder sauce at July 03, 2022 03:34 PM (qfLjt)

265 Check out some videos from Lake Mead. The lake is ridiculously low. All but one of the boat launches and marinas are closed. The last one is hanging by a thread. And Hoover Dam is close to the point where it will no longer be able to generate electricity.

Gonna be interesting to see what happens to Las Vegas and Phoenix when that happens.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:24 PM (kNpet)
***
Meanwhile here in Washington State, the guv wants to tear down dams on the Columbia River.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:35 PM (anj39)

266 Brief video of the Copenhagen shooter [52 seconds]:

https://twitter.com/dr_mrna/status/
1543667412578344960

Two other very-short shooting links at the site embedded in my sock.

Dressed weirdly; has rifle; can't tell ethnicity.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 03:35 PM (yikp0)

267 Phoenix doesn't get a lot from Hoover. We have 3 nuke plants (APS) and hydro from (SRP) as well as natural gas back ups.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (KS7f3)
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And we Californians appreciate those nuke plants, which are supplying the oh so green Californians with electricity, while allowing us to claim that we're going green.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:36 PM (YqDXo)

268 Church?
Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:28 PM (GkGYg)

The churches I asked didn't take clothes donations any more or furniture except to resale and were particular on what's accepted. I'm waiting on one church to get back with me on the med equipment that they indicated they would give to needy members.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 03:36 PM (WMdrL)

269 I don't want to give it to re-sellers and don't want to bother with selling it myself. I have given some to my friends and neighbors. I'll probably keep a few pieces but I'm running out of room.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

I gave a lot of stuff to a place here called Heirlooms for Hospice. It's run by volunteers and all proceeds go to Hospice.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (r2IDy)

270 Check out some videos from Lake Mead. The lake is ridiculously low. All but one of the boat launches and marinas are closed. The last one is hanging by a thread. And Hoover Dam is close to the point where it will no longer be able to generate electricity.

A lake full of honey wine?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (VdGjU)

271 Meanwhile here in Washington State, the guv wants to tear down dams on the Columbia River.
Posted by: Diogenes

How else are you going to get people more dependent on fossil fuels and then limit those so everyone needs help?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (KS7f3)

272 Pretty soon they'll be finding the corpses of everybody who crossed the Mob in Las Vegas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

They already have... one was a body in a barrel.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (KS7f3)

259 I've read that they have found bodies in Lake Mead. Did not want to click through to learn more.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:32 PM (YynYJ)
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Really? I was kidding about that.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (YqDXo)

273 It's 98 here, feels like 111 with 44% humidity. UV Index is at 11.
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 03:09 PM (4I/2K)


Dang, I'm afraid to even ask where that is.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (ZSK0i)

274 And we Californians appreciate those nuke plants, which are supplying the oh so green Californians with electricity, while allowing us to claim that we're going green.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:36 PM (YqDXo)
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And also caused the LA city council to shut up when they passed a resolution condemning the AZ immigration law and AZ told LA if they wanted to keep the lights on, they needed to STFU.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (5pTK/)

275 A whole lot of people seem to miss the point that the problem is dirt on the bulb, not the bulb burning out.

If it's an outdoor bulb, just hitting with a hose should help. Use one of those soap-dispensing car wash jobs.

Weather resistant or not, let it dry a while before turning it on again.

Posted by: MW at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (LJrwl)

276 260 The finest sword I've even seen is in the Wisconsin State Historical Society, and belonged to an ancestor of mine, Harrison C. Hobart, presented to him at the close of the Civil War. As family, we were able to see it at a private showing some years ago, this is a short Vimeo clip about it. (disappointed that they don't show all the incredible engraving on it)

https://vimeo.com/68869204

this is a better picture of it:

https://tinyurl.com/2p85x8r9
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 03:33 PM (r46W7)

Handsome fellow! The picture of the sword and its history enlarge nicely at that site.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (GkGYg)

277 And also caused the LA city council to shut up when they passed a resolution condemning the AZ immigration law and AZ told LA if they wanted to keep the lights on, they needed to STFU.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (5pTK/)
____________
I love a feel-good story.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (YqDXo)

278 Are people expect to read the content?

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 03:39 PM (VdGjU)

279 First World Problem: All of the Green New Deal Facility Managers in Congress need to come up with contingency plans when their program shits the bed.

First draft: Fucking Putin!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 03:40 PM (0ocXn)

280 Really? I was kidding about that.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Really.
They don't show the bodies in the pictures of the barrel.
They're finding whole boats stuck in the mud too.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:40 PM (KS7f3)

281
Dang, I'm afraid to even ask where that is.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 03:37 PM (ZSK0i)

_________

Houston. We usually don't get that until next month.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:40 PM (/U27+)

282 Home Depot sells ladders and cleaning supplies. Also drills and screws.

Posted by: setnaffa at July 03, 2022 03:41 PM (Hprpe)

283 Hmm, UV index is off the charts here, and temps are pushing 100, but, due to low humidity, it isn't uncomfortable.

/AZ living, baby!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:41 PM (5pTK/)

284 passed a resolution condemning the AZ immigration law and AZ told LA if they wanted to keep the lights on, they needed to STFU.
Posted by: blake

AZ offered to renegotiate the contracts... LA did stfu quickly.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (KS7f3)

285 56 degrees and foggy.
Wife has heat on.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (jTmQV)

286 They already have... one was a body in a barrel.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (KS7f3)


Rumor has it Ace has upgraded to the M1A2 barrel. Not sure what that means although the interior lining is supposed to be resistant to fungus.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (anj39)

287 Well. It's 55 and raining here in Seattle.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (U2p+3)

288 Lake Mead is only low because LA keeps demanding more and more water - Hoover Dam could have easily withheld enough flow to keep lake levels high, but LA would have to go on water rationing, and they didn't want to. So as with all things, when they claim it's happening because of "climate change" - no, it's happening because of California State Government Policy.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (r46W7)

289 https://tinyurl.com/2p85x8r9

It is indeed a magnificent sword, Tom. The belt is beautiful, and the scabbard is sweet.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (+Cgut)

290 The dams on the Columbia belong to the Feds and supply water to Soutgern CA. They aren't going anywhere.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (YynYJ)

291
They already have... one was a body in a barrel.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:31 PM (KS7f3)
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He could have been one of those crazy guys going over the falls.

Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:44 PM (TvjOP)

292 Lake Mead is only low because LA keeps demanding more and more water - Hoover Dam could have easily withheld enough flow to keep lake levels high, but LA would have to go on water rationing, and they didn't want to. So as with all things, when they claim it's happening because of "climate change" - no, it's happening because of California State Government Policy.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (r46W7)
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Farmers in the Central Valley have been known to arbitrage water. They'll pay for delivery, then sell the water to LA for a lot more than they paid for the water.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:44 PM (5pTK/)

293
One of the most militant Karens I know - who accused non-vaxxers of being mass murderers - said she's caught COVID. I'd need a heart of stone not to laugh.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 03:27 PM (/U27+)

Gold Jerry, gold

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 03, 2022 03:45 PM (WF/xn)

294 First World Problem: All of the Green New Deal Facility Managers in Congress need to come up with contingency plans when their program shits the bed.


Also known as the Amber Heard Act.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:45 PM (anj39)

295 AZ offered to renegotiate the contracts... LA did stfu quickly.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:42 PM (KS7f3)
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I was living in Bakersfield at the time and laughed long and hard at that episode. Heck, I've known for a long time LA got a lot of electricity from AZ and thought LA was being just a tad foolish.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:46 PM (5pTK/)

296 Houston. We usually don't get that until next month.

Ouch.

Our index today in this corner of New Mexico is a modest 8.8, since we have some cloud cover. And I don't think our dewpoint has ever gotten above about 68 (it's 56 now)

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 03:46 PM (ZSK0i)

297 Duct tape and an extended bulb replacer. Oh, and bourbon.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (jvt6t)

298 I have to travel about two weeks a month. By the time I get home all kind of things need fixed.

I will get started putting th closet doors back on the tracks. Wifey can't seem to close them gently.

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (WF/xn)

299 All of SoCal can go to hell with their golf courses in the desert and every home with a pool.

You start conserving water.
Then I'll give you mine.

Or not.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (U2p+3)

300 Hard to see on tablet but shooter is wearing head wrap but not to cover face

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 03:49 PM (2JoB8)

301 You start conserving water.
Then I'll give you mine.

Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (U2p+3)

The issue is also lack of storage, not just conservation. California hasn't built water storage for something like 30+ years.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 03:49 PM (XIJ/X)

302 >>> 299 All of SoCal can go to hell with their golf courses in the desert and every home with a pool.

You start conserving water.
Then I'll give you mine.

Or not.
Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (U2p+3)

Heh. I remember in my pre-29 days, when I was living in Flagstaff for school, some editorial in a Phoenix newspaper whining about all the trees on the Colorado Plateau using up the water before it could get to the valley.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 03:49 PM (llON8)

303 All of SoCal can go to hell with their golf courses in the desert and every home with a pool.
You start conserving water.
Then I'll give you mine.
Or not.
Posted by: nurse ratched

The golf courses use recycled water (marked non-potable).
Here a developer didn't want to put in a golf-course that had been in the original plans.
A judge told them that they had to put in the course to handle the water recycled from their community (evaporation is real here).

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:50 PM (KS7f3)

304 Yes. Tell Inslee that those dams are doing excellent work creating those vast water reservoirs which reflect the solar radiation he’s so afraid will heat up the planet.

Posted by: Rex B at July 03, 2022 03:51 PM (9Khjf)

305 You start conserving water.
Then I'll give you mine.

Or not.
Posted by: nurse ratched, just call me Pollyanna at July 03, 2022 03:47 PM (U2p+3)
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San Diego has plenty of water. On their own, they built plenty of water storage and also have desalination.

A company has tried for a long time to build a desalination plant in CA. CA coastal commission seems to have put the final nail in the coffin of that project.

CA's water problems can be solved. CA politicians, however, do not want to solve that problem. CA politicians prefer to solve problems that don't exist, with stuff like high speed rail. Rail, I might add, which uses electricity not produced in CA.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 03:51 PM (5pTK/)

306 Heh. I remember in my pre-29 days, when I was living in Flagstaff for school, some editorial in a Phoenix newspaper whining about all the trees on the Colorado Plateau using up the water before it could get to the valley.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Probably published in the Arizona Repulsive, the total lefty rag based in Phoenix.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:52 PM (KS7f3)

307 I like poached eggs, but I got tired of scrubbing glued on egg white from the side of the pan used to cook the eggs in boiling water. I almost passed out cold at the price of a two egg egg poacher. I wound up buying a set of silicon cups that float in the boiling water. Two years later, the eggs started sticking to the sides of the cups. Then the cups started sinking and I was back to the cooked egg white on side of pan issue. I finally gritted my teeth and bought the cheapest two egg poacher I could find. End of my problems? No. The two cups barely hold large eggs. It still leaves a little of the egg white uncooked while the yolks are half cooked. And it's hard getting those damn little cups out of the pan!

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 03, 2022 03:52 PM (H31K8)

308 Haven't watched it but here is a houseboat rescue at Lake Mead:

https://youtu.be/4H_TMDcw73k

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:52 PM (YynYJ)

309 I've been a veritable fount of productivity lately. I cleaned up a mess from the dining room table, painted approximately 36 sq inches of ceiling that needed a touch-up, sort of fixed a leaky P trap in the downstairs bathroom, and installed a new hose sprayer in the upstairs shower.

Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:53 PM (0IeYL)

310 And dead bodies at Lake Mead. Yes, they think the Mob was involved.

https://youtu.be/w5bucDyTTFk

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:54 PM (YynYJ)

311 California sold their desalination plant equipment at a big financial loss. They shot both feet.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 03:54 PM (WMdrL)

312 @82 Rider, what is the nature of the tire failure? If the carcass is not shot, look for Bandag retreading service. They're DOT rated, and since there is redundancy with two axles, there would be no need to worry.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 03:55 PM (videA)

313 Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:53 PM (0IeYL)

WW is a slave driver!

You need a vacation.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 03:55 PM (XIJ/X)

314 307 I like poached eggs, but I got tired of scrubbing glued on egg white from the side of the pan used to cook the eggs in boiling water. I almost passed out cold at the price of a two egg egg poacher. I wound up buying a set of silicon cups that float in the boiling water. Two years later, the eggs started sticking to the sides of the cups. Then the cups started sinking and I was back to the cooked egg white on side of pan issue. I finally gritted my teeth and bought the cheapest two egg poacher I could find. End of my problems? No. The two cups barely hold large eggs. It still leaves a little of the egg white uncooked while the yolks are half cooked. And it's hard getting those damn little cups out of the pan!
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 03, 2022 03:52 PM (H31K

I mis-timed some boiled eggs this week and they're way undercooked, disgustingly gelatinous. Egg salad is the only way I can stand them.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 03:56 PM (GkGYg)

315 Haven't had poached eggs in long time, we have a egg poacher pan just haven't brought it out

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 03:56 PM (2JoB8)

316 I've been a veritable fount of productivity lately. I cleaned up a mess from the dining room table, painted approximately 36 sq inches of ceiling that needed a touch-up, sort of fixed a leaky P trap in the downstairs bathroom, and installed a new hose sprayer in the upstairs shower.
Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:53 PM (0IeYL)
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I will add some of these were on my original to-do list when we moved into this house in 2009.

Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:56 PM (0IeYL)

317 Ezra Miller should star in "Dirty Harry Potter," featuring our intrepid hero blasting away the powers of evil.

Make my day.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 03:57 PM (Mzdiz)

318
You need a vacation.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 03:55 PM (XIJ/X)
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I know!!!!

Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:57 PM (0IeYL)

319 I will add some of these were on my original to-do list when we moved into this house in 2009.
Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:56 PM (0IeYL)

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Don't overdo it! Pace yourself.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 03:58 PM (u73oe)

320 306 Heh. I remember in my pre-29 days, when I was living in Flagstaff for school, some editorial in a Phoenix newspaper whining about all the trees on the Colorado Plateau using up the water before it could get to the valley.
Posted by: Helena Handbasket

Probably published in the Arizona Repulsive, the total lefty rag based in Phoenix.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 03:52 PM (KS7f3)

hey my first job ever was as a paperboy for the Repulsive! (I started getting hooked on politics by reading the Watergate stories I was delivering daily) Lol, Helen, I didn't know you went to NAU, beautiful place. But I remember why the train stopped in Flagstaff - to let the Lumberjack off!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 03:59 PM (r46W7)

321 I've been a veritable fount of productivity lately. I cleaned up a mess from the dining room table, painted approximately 36 sq inches of ceiling that needed a touch-up, sort of fixed a leaky P trap in the downstairs bathroom, and installed a new hose sprayer in the upstairs shower.
Posted by: Weasel at July 03, 2022 03:53 PM (0IeYL)


Damn!
I'm tired already. Better sit down and have a beer.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 03:59 PM (anj39)

322 The only way I'm gonna get anything done around here is to make copious lists that break down each task to about 15 minutes.

The only exception is weeding six or seven hundred feet of garden rows (that's just a rough estimate).

Also, we need rain.

Does this count as a first world problem?

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 03:59 PM (Mzdiz)

323 Test Test Test.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 03:59 PM (0OP+5)

324 Today I learned about a hymn which I was not fam iliar with of English poet Fanny Crosby, who was a devoted Christian and wrote thousands of poems which were then made into hymns. Two of the ones Protestant churchgoers may be aware of "Blessed Assurance" and "What a Friend we have in Jesus. This is a poem about heaven called "Beautiful Land"

(whoops; The link is not working. I'll repost it

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 04:00 PM (FZ2cV)

325 322 The only way I'm gonna get anything done around here is to make copious lists that break down each task to about 15 minutes.

The only exception is weeding six or seven hundred feet of garden rows (that's just a rough estimate).

Also, we need rain.

Does this count as a first world problem?
Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 03:59 PM (Mzdiz)
Yes, on Arrakis.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 04:00 PM (0OP+5)

326 I'm almost afeer'd to ask: what is the other end of that string of bulbs attached to? Because most strings of bulbs are set up so that you can just un-string them, and clean them or replace some right on the ground, as you will, when necessary. Hope that doesn't spoil it.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 04:00 PM (videA)

327 Get cleaned up and upstairs
FOOD NOOD

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 04:01 PM (2JoB8)

328 And dead bodies at Lake Mead. Yes, they think the Mob was involved.

https://youtu.be/w5bucDyTTFk
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 03:54 PM (YynYJ)

A .22 is a pretty cheap hit - no self-respecting goombah hailing from Brooklyn would use anything other than a .38 snub to rub out Vinnie Boom Bots.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 04:02 PM (+Cgut)

329 Test Test Test.
Posted by: Eromero

fail. now go drown proof yerself again.

Posted by: BifBewalski @ (UgAdJ) - at July 03, 2022 04:02 PM (MrZQl)

330 Today I would like to plant 5 or 6 chrysanthemums that overwintered in pots. Also need to pinch back tomatoes and plant the peppers that I bought a month ago. Yes, they were an afterthought. It's very difficult for me to get out of the starting gate with this stuff.

Posted by: Miley, the Duchess at July 03, 2022 04:02 PM (Mzdiz)

331 All you egg poachers, you do know you can sous vide those, right?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 04:02 PM (KS7f3)

332 Poached eggs truly are a first world problem. We need common sense egg poachers. Mine is a single egg poacher that works but is a pain in the ass. At one time I had a four egg poacher that worked great but shit happens and I think it was confiscated by my ex-girlfriend. Nothing has ever come close.


Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 04:03 PM (0ocXn)

333 Lake Mead is quite remote, and yet within driving distance of both LV and Phoenix. Any serial killer would find it a great place for a body dump.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 04:04 PM (r46W7)

334 324-Words to "Beautiful land"

https://tinyurl.com/kk38mpmu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 04:04 PM (FZ2cV)

335 Pretty soon they'll be finding the corpses of everybody who crossed the Mob in Las Vegas.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

They already have... one was a body in a barrel.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron

Did the barrel say Ace of Spades ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 04:05 PM (arJlL)

336 Poached eggs. One cup measuring cup with a half cup water in it. Crack one cold egg in it and cover it in the micro. 52 seconds in my micro. Flip it in the water to cook the whites and dump it on a plate with a napkin on it. Perfect for me.

Posted by: dartist at July 03, 2022 04:05 PM (+ya+t)

337 228 The Indians are named Guardians now? Lol.
MuhSports!!

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 03:22 PM (kNpet)
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The Guardians of the Galaxy? Is that a Marvel product?

Posted by: Ciampino - sports team names - go woke go ridiculous at July 03, 2022 04:08 PM (qfLjt)

338 ...Because most strings of bulbs are set up so that you can just un-string them, and clean them or replace some right on the ground...

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 04:00 PM (videA)

That's easy for you to say; you are a professional!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 04:08 PM (XIJ/X)

339 I should've felt blessed, but instead felt depressed....
Posted by: LinusVanPelt at July 03, 2022 02:47 PM (xT8gx)


Our service today was ... different.

We had prayers of repentance for the sins of the nation and the sins of the church. We know God forgives sin and restores His people. This was definitely a different mood than in years past -- we have officially faced the fact that things are looking bad.

I'm not saying we've been burying our heads in the sand up until now, but we just hadn't expressed it quite like this before.

Posted by: Emmie at July 03, 2022 04:25 PM (6RgRK)

340 Ah, the joys of home ownership.

My First World Problem of the week; failed fuel pump on the lawn tractor.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:28 PM (3kpeI)

341 Plumber installed new faucet and dishwasher yesterday.
Hot and cold running water.
Celebration

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 04:33 PM (ddTPB)

342 My bad tire was a broken valve stem. Twas on the drivers side and horse was tied on passenger side when we got there. Tire was worn enough I figured the valve stem had dry rot and the whole tire should be replaced. Its a day use trailer, that was probably the oldest tire, or it is a tie with the tire I had for a spare.

I have 3 decent looking tires. I think I'll just keep the new as the spare and when I need to replace next one I'll just put both shorter fatter tires on the same axle and call that good. Internet says that 225/75 is the closest size tire but 215/90 probably would have been closer on sidewall height. But sticking with the very common 225/75 size will probably allow easiest replacements. If you can drive a car on a donut spare; it shouldn't hurt to tow the trailer an hour with one tire shorter to get home.

Posted by: PaleRider is simply irredeemable at July 03, 2022 04:35 PM (3cGpq)

343 Jay, use two fuel filters.
One before the fuel pump - between the fuel tank and the pump then
One after the fuel pump - between the pump and the carburetor.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 04:37 PM (ddTPB)

344 Jay, use two fuel filters.
One before the fuel pump - between the fuel tank and the pump then
One after the fuel pump - between the pump and the carburetor.

Posted by: Braenyard
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Yeah, I currently have two filters in front of the pump, one of them also a water trap. one after the pump is a good idea, to catch deteriorating pump bits

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 04:49 PM (FocqQ)

345
I have 3 decent looking tires.
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It's got safety tubes, but I ain't scared.
The brakes are good, tires fair.

Posted by: Hot Rod Lincoln at July 03, 2022 04:52 PM (FocqQ)

The Boot-Licking Lackeys In The Media Are Finally Realizing That They Are Pawns!

Not really, because they are 100% behind the anti-freedom, economy-crushing policies of the Biden junta. They just want to be respected; they want the Kalorama Kidz to continue the charade that the media have autonomy and aren't simply lickspittle servants of the current progressive regime.

WH Press Corps Demands Biden Admin Change Unprecedented Rules That Are 'Restrictive and Antithetical to the Concept of a Free Press'

President Joe Biden is trying to manipulate the news media through the administration’s selective access rules for White House events, according to a protest letter made public.

The letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was signed by 68 journalists — many of whom are at odds with each other on a daily basis — including Kaitlan Collins of CNN, Ed O’Keefe of CBS and Jacqui Heinrich of Fox News, according to the New York Post.

During his time in the White House, Biden has often left news conferences while reporters were trying to ask questions, and he has indicated from his comments that he is given a list of people to call on to ask questions, as noted by Fox News.

These sub-literate, childish-thinking drones are too stupid to see that they are being manipulated? Wow. Most of us have the appropriate amount of contempt for our Fourth Estate, but maybe we are giving them too much credit! Their protestations that the drooling fool masquerading as the legitimate president has avoided them are simply ridiculous. They opened the door to this sort of behavior by accepting 99% of the leftist narrative, certainly beginning with the Obama administration. Before Barack's reign of terror they were much more evenhanded...accepting only 95% of the progressive cant.

So forgive me if I have no sympathy for a bunch of overpaid, under-worked J-School graduates without an iota of experience in the real world, or any sense of what a truly free press should do. In fact, I will be making popcorn so I can sit back with a good snack and observe the impotent flailing of these running-dog lackeys. They play the tired game of pretending that they are independent, and only when the scum in the West Wing stop giving lip service to the nonsensical idea that they are anything other than whores being paid with the occasional privilege of asking a pre-planned question of a talking turnip, and running victory laps because they were called upon, do they stand up in unison, strutting around as if they matter.

Here's the truth: they don't matter. Those press conferences could just as easily be a single page hand-out to the junior interns from the major news outlets. It's regurgitated propaganda, and more and more Americans are (belatedly) realizing it! "Putin's Gas Tax?" "The border is closed?" "9mm will blow your lungs out?" The stupidity is out of control, and all these hacks can see is some imagined disrespect to their vaunted positions as the protectors of our republic.

Maybe if more than a few of them would actually do their jobs their complaints would be taken more seriously, but that will never happen, so sit back and enjoy the temper tantrums!

Posted by: CBD at 12:00 PM




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1 Howdy!

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:00 PM (u73oe)

2 Good afternoon all

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 12:00 PM (2JoB8)

3 I'll let 'em know.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (u73oe)

4 Whoa

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (Do5/p)

5 They thought the last few years of carrying water for the Leftist elite they deserve something. What they deserve is to keep carrying water.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 12:02 PM (2JoB8)

6 Utilitarians make Tools of us ALL.

Posted by: iKant at July 03, 2022 12:03 PM (XTdJ4)

7 >>>Maybe if more than a few of them would actually do their jobs

Peter Doocy?

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:04 PM (1vmZ4)

8 Righteous rant, CBD. It's missing a monkey though.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:04 PM (u73oe)

9 Hey! You reporters! I'm nicer to you than anyone ever has been. No kidding. Did I ever hit you or bruise you?

Posted by: Joe Biteum at July 03, 2022 12:06 PM (sn5EN)

10 It's not water they are carrying.

Posted by: Preznit Ruprect the Monkeyboy's Groom of the Stool at July 03, 2022 12:06 PM (0Qrr3)

11 They don't want Biden to go off script. I'm convinced he got access to his Twitter account and posted that demand to gas station owners. At least I hope so. If people in his administration thought that was a good idea we are in bigger trouble than I thought.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 12:06 PM (WMdrL)

12 There's a good Doocy clip in this Blaze article:

https://tinyurl.com/559hmssv

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:07 PM (1vmZ4)

13 6 Utilitarians make Tools of us ALL.
Posted by: iKant at July 03, 2022 12:03 PM (XTdJ4)

LOL

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:07 PM (1vmZ4)

14 Cruel, CBD, cruel.

Stay the course.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:08 PM (r0Wry)

15 I'll watch any news show "panel" with Juan Williams on it. What an intellectual giant[/i[.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:08 PM (AwYPR)

16 It's no exaggeration that the Left is mirroring Nineteen Eighty Four. Only missing the rat cage.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 12:08 PM (WMdrL)

17 They thought the last few years of carrying water for the Leftist elite they deserve something. What they deserve is to keep carrying water.
Posted by: Skip
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The Press Corpse are the ones who ought to be wearing Handmaiden costumes.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:10 PM (r0Wry)

18 Nope. They don't matter. They are subliterate morons (and not the good kind) who are completely lacking in intellectual curiosity or honesty.

They print what their masters tell them to print. They are slaves to the Fourth Estate, in every sense of that word. Highly paid slaves, but still slaves.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 12:10 PM (K5n5d)

19 At least Biden doesn't put them in a rope corral like Hillary did.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 12:10 PM (4I/2K)

20 What I take from the article is that this is nothing more than specific journalists being upset they are not part of the in-crowd. None of them intend to actually hold the Administration and Democrat Party accountable in press briefings. Their gripe is that they are being left out of the clique and not considered part of the clique. Thus not getting to go to all the parties and such that come with being part of the clique.

I have never heard of this guy, Brian Karem. But I do see he has a book he wants to sell. Sounds like he's just an asshole who is not liked. Afterall, they don't restrict people like Fox News' Peter Doocy.

In a letter to Psaki in April, left-wing reporter Brian Karem, the author of "Free the Press: The Death of American Journalism and How to Revive It," said he had no doubt he was targeted for exclusion.

"I've been told point-blank that part of the reason for [the] restriction - at least in my case - is because I'm not liked and that I give you all grief," he said, according to the Post.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 12:11 PM (Do5/p)

21 I like John Kirby. Seems legit.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:11 PM (1vmZ4)

22 11 Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 12:06 PM (WMdrL)

If Joe is in charge you have a decades long pig stupid retard with dementia in charge....if it is President Klain and the 500 idiots in charge you have pig stupid retards without dementia in charge.

No matter how stupid macro economics has gotten with the woketard 2000 floor polish and insecticide dessert topping it is pretty much universally accepted price controls are dumb....

so of course it is White House Policy.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:12 PM (Lzpvj)

23 "At least Biden doesn't put them in a rope corral like Hillary did."

Didn't Barky put the Press in a closet one time?

Posted by: Joe Biteum at July 03, 2022 12:12 PM (sn5EN)

24 About a mile from my house is a little ranch home that is mostly hidden behind a long, grass covered hill. In '16 he had several 'Hillary' signs posted in front of the hill, along the road. There they remained until about year 2 of Bad Orange Man. Biden signs were posted for the '20 election. They didn't remain up long. Yesterday morning I was driving past his place and 'FJB' is mowed down to the dirt along the face of the hill.
Some of the sorta-crazies are catching on. Whether it's gubmint' or big media, people with half a mind can only be lied to for so long.

Posted by: Fool Otto at July 03, 2022 12:12 PM (DB16e)

25 But ... but ... we went to J-School! Mommy and Professor Port-Huron told us that entitles us to whatever we waaaaaaant!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at July 03, 2022 12:13 PM (v23vE)

26 Mike you're right

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 12:13 PM (2JoB8)

27 I have never heard of this guy, Brian Karem. But I do see he has a book he wants to sell.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 12:11 PM (Do5/p)

Who doesn't?

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:13 PM (AwYPR)

28 It's Sunday. I just mowed the lawn. Poured myself a boilermaker. Gonna take a shower soon.

These heathens aren't going to like the Western post-Christian world that they are working so hard to achieve.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:14 PM (lKAqb)

29 18 Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 12:10 PM (K5n5d)

The crisis is the right has allowed its pillars of strength to be coopted by woketards.

Food production, big oil, and small business needed to fight in the information realm.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:14 PM (Lzpvj)

30 Didn't Barky put the Press in a closet one time?
Posted by: Joe Biteum at July 03, 2022 12:12 PM

pretty sure that was VP Brandon!

Posted by: Fool Otto at July 03, 2022 12:14 PM (DB16e)

31 An honest and curious press?

What is this of which you speak?

Respect must be earned. The poor dears, no one ever demanded that of them.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 12:15 PM (Msys3)

32 The press deserves even more disdain from the White House than they are getting. I would turn the press room into a pig sty and make them sit in the mud during pressers. Even bring in real live hogs.

Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2022 12:15 PM (Ti+Tv)

33 23 Posted by: Joe Biteum at July 03, 2022 12:12 PM (sn5EN)

about that, Joey Plugz did it for Obama....

https://tinyurl.com/yc63hvaz

Daily Mail 2011

The media knew who he was they did not care.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:16 PM (Lzpvj)

34 The press deserves even more disdain from the White House than they are getting. I would turn the press room into a pig sty and make them sit in the mud during pressers. Even bring in real live hogs.
Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2022 12:15 PM (Ti+Tv)

Slop 'em!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 12:16 PM (4I/2K)

35 34 The press deserves even more disdain from the White House than they are getting. I would turn the press room into a pig sty and make them sit in the mud during pressers. Even bring in real live hogs.
Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2022 12:15 PM (Ti+Tv)

Slop 'em!
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 12:16 PM (4I/2K)

Tell the WH press corps that this is a celebration of fly-over America, since they never get outside the Beltway.

Posted by: Roy at July 03, 2022 12:17 PM (Ti+Tv)

36
They print what their masters tell them to print. They are slaves to the Fourth Estate, in every sense of that word. Highly paid slaves, but still slaves.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
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Since they embrace and nurture the Leftist narrative, I don't think that 'slave' is the right word. They are fifth columnists, out of ignorance mostly, very useful idiots, but functionally fifth columnists. Unknowing, helpful Quislings.

BTW, thanks for the Book Thread. I always enjoy it.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:17 PM (l0mb7)

37 The Press deserves rotten tomatoes, cabbages, and especially boiled okra thrown at them.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:18 PM (lKAqb)

38 The DC press will never advance past the level of lap-dog. Their "privilege" is way over rated.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 12:19 PM (Qhnrt)

39 Hell have some fun with it. Make every day a different theme and then have the muppet call on whoever's costume she likes best.

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 03, 2022 12:19 PM (MGB5H)

40 This is where it went wrong:

"When I grow up I want to be a journalist so that I can report the news change the world!!"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 12:19 PM (kXYt5)

41 20 "...Their gripe is that they are being left out of the clique and not considered part of the clique. Thus not getting to go to all the parties and such that come with being part of the clique."

The end game for us/the U.S. does not include any of the little people having cushy jobs. This rejection gives them a sense they aren't that important, or needed and will most likely end up in the wheat fields with the Normals.

Posted by: Fool Otto at July 03, 2022 12:19 PM (DB16e)

42 The problem is equally shared by conniving journalists and their credulous readers/audiences.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (jTmQV)

43 I would fill a pool with urine, shit, and blood. Then cast out $100 bills into it. See how many of them go swimming.

-Yes. I am channeling "The Magic Christian."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (lKAqb)

44 Can you say "Big Lie", boys and girls?...I knew you could.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (AwYPR)

45 They want Psaki back I bet. But can't say it aloud.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (XPUdx)

46 For some reason I want to laugh at the media.

Posted by: N.L. Urker, my trench is full of chickens at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (rWwta)

47 Having a coffee, and watching the local air show. Cropduster is spraying the quarter of canola across the road from my place, so he is making turns basically over my house.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2022 12:21 PM (MK6dq)

48 There's a good Doocy clip in this Blaze article:

https://tinyurl.com/559hmssv

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:07 PM


Karine is dim. The faster she talks the stupider she gets.

Posted by: huerfano at July 03, 2022 12:21 PM (dTFZY)

49 My recollection is Barky often smacked down his Propaganda Ministry to keep their place.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 12:23 PM (2JoB8)

50 Circus clowns > White House press corpse.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:23 PM (XPUdx)

51
I like John Kirby. Seems legit.
Posted by: m


He seems slimy to me even when he was in uniform.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 12:23 PM (63Dwl)

52 45 Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (XPUdx)

She joined them ostensibly like Geo Snuffalupagus....

I think of the media and I hear this song in my head....

https://youtu.be/IKnuan5Ic4M

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:23 PM (Lzpvj)

53 Welcome back CBD! I hope your travels were adventuresome!!

I just finished church and was scrolling through the book thread when I came upon this:

"124 I have to admit -- I did not have "discussion of Jabba the Hutt's No No Square" on my bingo card today...
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (PiwSw)"


There is no place like Ace's place.

Posted by: Moki at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (JrN/x)

54 Judy Miller, Pulitzer prize winner is on Fox right now, saying things like gun slaughter and PDT's conduct on 1/6. No mention of our people behind the wire.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (lz5hY)

55 "The problem is equally shared by conniving journalists and their credulous readers/audiences."

And there it is. Impossible, of course, to say what the same public - in an environment of actual news reporting, with a serious, inquisitive, skeptical, and intelligent press - would be like.

But even in recent history, with a press not nearly as bas as this but pretty bad, the public has shown it knows better. Elections of 1980 and especially 1984, possibly 1972, though that's a bit different.

Those electorates would never have lapped up the absurd distortion that is 93% of the "coverage" of, say, Trump, the way this one did.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (OTzUX)

56 42 The problem is equally shared by conniving journalists and their credulous readers/audiences.
Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM (jTmQV)

I'm not sure about the 50-50 split but "shared" for sure.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (1vmZ4)

57 37 The Press deserves rotten tomatoes, cabbages, and especially boiled okra thrown at them.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:18 PM (lKAqb)

Durians

Posted by: Bandana Dee at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (7h8Lf)

58 "When I grow up I want to be a journalist so that I can report the news change the world!!"
Posted by: Muldoon
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[flashes back to 2020]

"Vox explains the world for the general public. People come to us to learn. We hear from teachers all the time who say they use our accessible explanations in the classroom."

Says...Vox.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (Kawbo)

59 That not one of them has been able to acknowledge the staggering contrast between OrangeMan's total freewheeling accessibility and Biden's rigidly controlled Potemkin briefings (never mind the contrast between Trump's unerring and articulate grasp of topic and detail and Biden's shocking incoherence, is a final statement on their disconnectedness from reality and their irrelevance.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 12:25 PM (H8QX8)

60 58 Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (Kawbo)

Vox-news for people too retarded to suss out the news.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:25 PM (Lzpvj)

61 [ii]I like John Kirby. Seems legit. [/ii]

*********

Hs vacuum cleaners don't suck.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 12:25 PM (kXYt5)

62
"Vox explains the world for the general public. People come to us to learn. We hear from teachers all the time who say they use our accessible explanations in the classroom."

Says...Vox.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (Kawbo)


Silly me, I thought that is what research libraries, encyclopedias and primary sources were for.

Posted by: Moki at July 03, 2022 12:26 PM (JrN/x)

63 Karine stumbles and mumbles and flips her pages.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 03, 2022 12:26 PM (63Dwl)

64 Lock the doors and pump in Eau d'Durian

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:26 PM (XPUdx)

65 I just read that one of the candidates for the "Conservative voice on the view is Alyssa Farah Griffin, who most recently put Madison Cornbread in touch with Liz Cheney.

Severely conservative she is.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 12:26 PM (PiwSw)

66 51 John Kirby turned down line officer to become a talking head, a position better filled by a Lt or LtCmdr. But you get to go to cocktail parties.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:26 PM (lz5hY)

67 "I've been told point-blank that part of the reason for [the] restriction - at least in my case - is because I'm not liked and that I give you all grief," he said, according to the Post.

You know, Karem, if everybody around you is an asshole, then maybe you are the asshole.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2022 12:27 PM (MK6dq)

68
They want Psaki Robert Gibbs back I bet. But can't say it aloud.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:20 PM


FIFY

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2022 12:27 PM (ENBF0)

69 Occasionally the narrative pops up, that it is the propaganda media that is really running the show.

MSM and coordinated talking points is certainly vital to the machine, but I think it is oligarchs meeting privately that really leads the assault on USA and liberty in general.

And imo it is not really Bezos or even Gates, who seem maniacal enough but not the deep thinkers needed for the coordinated assault. Soros seems capable of deeper plotting, but there are no doubt many names we never hear.

The talking heads are ego driven and perhaps down with the struggle, but they don't lead the war. Leaders are probably at the Atlantic Council, the IMF, the 20 global banks and the whole cartel ... Foundations act as graft/outreach programs? idk ... BigMoney is buying all influence.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 03, 2022 12:29 PM (Cus5s)

70 FWIW I loved me some Ari Fleischer...he could bait 'em like nobody's bidness.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:30 PM (AwYPR)

71 8 I would like to have Sarah back, but I like having her as our next Governor. Slam dunk BTW.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:30 PM (lz5hY)

72 Judy Miller, Pulitzer prize winner is on Fox right now, saying things like gun slaughter and PDT's conduct on 1/6. No mention of our people behind the wire.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (lz5hY)

Judith Miller just thinks the same demented way everyone else within the Acela Corridor must think in order to belong there and have a career - she really has no clue what the vast majority of everyone else thinks outside her bubble and could really care less anyway. She's the toast of the town in places like DC or NYC for the same views that would get her stripped, tarred and run out of town on a rail in any small midwestern American town.

Posted by: Boswell at July 03, 2022 12:30 PM (+Cgut)

73 70 FWIW I loved me some Ari Fleischer...he could bait 'em like nobody's bidness.
Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:30 PM (AwYPR)

Tony Snow.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 12:31 PM (PiwSw)

74 Zombie Tony Snow > Psaki

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 03, 2022 12:31 PM (XPUdx)

75 Tony Snow. May he be enjoying the beatific vision.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:32 PM (lKAqb)

76 Tony Snow.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 12:31 PM (PiwSw

Loved Tony Snow. He'd cut throats with his soft delivery.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 12:33 PM (Qhnrt)

77 We like "Running Dogs In The Media" better please.

"Boot-Licking Lackeys In The Media" is so homophobic, misogynist and reeks of imperialist white men and racism.

Thank you comrade!

Posted by: Running Dogs In The Media at July 03, 2022 12:33 PM (R/m4+)

78 So, the wrong end of the Gaussian curve kidz are whining that they don't get any respect.

None of this surprises me really. Back in my Michigan State days, if you didn't pack the tackle it took to do any real major, you got an education degree, telecommunications or hotel and restaurant management. And my Ohio State years hammered home the denseness of the J-school crowd.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:33 PM (ZSK0i)

79 Pierre Salinger exceeded the hopes of all he served as greatest flinger of bullshit.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:34 PM (lz5hY)

80 Tony Snow.

Another mensch who is sorely missed.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at July 03, 2022 12:34 PM (Xrfse)

81 Josh Earnest - Obama mouthpiece. You could not make that name up. The jokes write themselves.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)

82 I school is for those who can't handle the rigor of an education degree.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (u73oe)

83 I saw Boot-Licking Lackeys open for the Go-Gos at the Whiskey in '83.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (aaGzp)

84 J school

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (u73oe)

85 Pierre Salinger exceeded the hopes of all he served as greatest flinger of bullshit.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:34 PM (lz5hY)

Wayback machine...activated!

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (AwYPR)

86

FOURTH ESTATE = FIFTH COLUMN


Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (s2VJv)

87 Josh Earnest - Obama mouthpiece. You could not make that name up. The jokes write themselves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)
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He thought he was important.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (aaGzp)

88 Awhile ago I was back at Washington State University and walked thru the Edward R. Murrow school of journalism. I was saddened as years ago I wanted to be a newsman. This time it felt like walking thru Red Square. I felt dirty.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 12:37 PM (anj39)

89 87 Josh Earnest - Obama mouthpiece. You could not make that name up. The jokes write themselves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)


The Importance of Joshing in Earnest!

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2022 12:37 PM (s2VJv)

90 Sorry. I cannot disagree more.

These are NOT boot-licking lackeys.

These are stinky butt-licking lackeys.

C'mon man.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:38 PM (lKAqb)

91 85 Thank you! The memory is still working. Remember him on the 15" Zenith.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:38 PM (lz5hY)

92 Well, Is he being earnest for is he just joshing?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:38 PM (lKAqb)

93 Josh Earnest

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)

I'll see you and raise you a Jay Carney.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:39 PM (AwYPR)

94 FOURTH ESTATE = FIFTH COLUMN

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM
***

This goes on my list for new bumper stickers.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 12:39 PM (anj39)

95 Some years ago a talk show host had a point about the media if not making political decisions at least drives the direction they go.

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 12:40 PM (2JoB8)

96 I'll see you and raise you a Jay Carney.
Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:39 PM (AwYPR)
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Small hands. Smells like cabbage.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at July 03, 2022 12:40 PM (aaGzp)

97 I don't do bumper stickers. Why make my car a target?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:40 PM (lKAqb)

98 The jokes write themselves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)


The Importance of Joshing in Earnest!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
----

See?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:41 PM (ug8TC)

99 Drives the direction they go? Uh. Editors. Choosing what gets airtime.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:41 PM (lKAqb)

100 97 I don't do bumper stickers. Why make my car a target?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 12:40 PM (lKAqb)

This.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 12:42 PM (Qhnrt)

101 The jokes write themselves.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:35 PM (HAeoF)


The Importance of Joshing in Earnest!
Posted by: J.J. Sefton
--------

Oh, oh...I've got one, 'A time to be in Earnest'.

Posted by: Pete Butterjug at July 03, 2022 12:43 PM (ug8TC)

102 >>The jokes write themselves.


Earnest Goes to Re-Education Camp

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:44 PM (XTdJ4)

103 I don't do bumper stickers. Why make my car a target?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse
------

Agreed. But lately I've been considering one, 'If Your Child Can't Read This, Thank a Teacher'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:44 PM (ug8TC)

104 Press criticizing POTATUS is insurrection

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 12:45 PM (327Ti)

105 And now Fox has a blurb on zero gravity flights in padded cargo planes. I don't care how padded they are, but I value my hip(s). Also, after watching them have serious fun, I would have to lay off the Metamucil.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 12:45 PM (lz5hY)

106 Press criticizing POTATUS is insurrection
Posted by: vmom
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Lincoln had people jailed for that. We're on a remarkably similar trajectory.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:46 PM (3kpeI)

107 Agreed. But lately I've been considering one, 'If Your Child Can't Read This, Thank a Teacher'
Posted by: Mike Hammer

The Education system has already made sure is is impossible for the parents to read that bumper sticker as well.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 12:47 PM (KS7f3)

108 Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Press Sec. Jean-Pierre:

@SarahHuckabee
Jun 9
How can she say this with a straight face? American families are suffering under Bidenflation, as this admin has only poured gasoline on the fire with their socialist spending. We need real leadership now more than ever.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:47 PM (1vmZ4)

109 Remember that time When all the journalists Pretended to be super concerned about the baby formula shortage? That one sure went away in a hurry, didn't it?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:47 PM (u73oe)

110 >> Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Press Sec. Jean-Pierre:


Cruelty Free.
VDH does not approve.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:48 PM (XTdJ4)

111 so in Battlecreek Michigan's air show a truck driver was killed driving a shockwave jet truck....

https://youtu.be/GkzvNzYHmiE

he died doing what he loved...

having a disintegrated tire cause the wreck

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:50 PM (Lzpvj)

112 Americans need pain. Hard long lasting pain. 15% unemployment pain. Otherwise they will never wake up to what is happening.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (tSlvZ)

113 >>so in Battlecreek Michigan's air show a truck driver was killed driving a shockwave jet truck....


Why is that part of an Airshow?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (XTdJ4)

114
109 Remember that time When all the journalists Pretended to be super concerned about the baby formula shortage? That one sure went away in a hurry, didn't it?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:47 PM (u73oe)

Once Jone hit it was all Pride all the time. Starving babies? Eh.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:52 PM (tSlvZ)

115 Why is that part of an Airshow?
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (XTdJ4)

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Well, he was airborne for a while.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:52 PM (u73oe)

116 Why is that part of an Airshow?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (XTdJ4)

Too fast for "Monster Trucks".

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 12:52 PM (AwYPR)

117 >> Americans need pain. Hard long lasting pain. 15% unemployment pain. Otherwise they will never wake up to what is happening.


Hard to argue with that...
you'd think seeing their incomes go up by most of that same percentage whie cost of living declined nearly as much, under Trump's Policies would be enough.

But. Retarded.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:53 PM (XTdJ4)

118 Censorship in favor of drug companies has been going on for decades. The censorship of everything related to the Plandemic is nothing new. This is criminal. This is evil.

Via Pierre Cory: https://bit.ly/3ycPVWK
CBS News Article (2009): https://cbsn.ws/3ArQTB1

Merck made a "hit list" of doctors who criticized Vioxx, according to testimony in a Vioxx class action case in Australia. The list, emailed between Merck employees, contained doctors' names with the labels "neutralise," "neutralised" or "discredit" next to them.

According to The Australian, Merck emails from 1999 showed company execs complaining about doctors who disliked using Vioxx. One email said: We may need to seek them out and destroy them where they live ...

The plaintiffs' lawyer gave this assessment:

It gives you the dark side of the use of key opinion leaders and thought leaders ... if (they) say things you don't like to hear, you have to neutralise them ... It does suggest a certain culture within the organisation about how to deal with your opponents and those who disagree with you.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 12:53 PM (Do5/p)

119 shockwave jet truck....
--
Why is that part of an Airshow?
Posted by: garrett

The truck had the word 'jet' in the title.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 12:53 PM (KS7f3)

120 113 Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (XTdJ4)

It is kind of like the A-Team/Loveboat crossover that never happened...

"why?"

I think the promoters want the rust belt monster truck fan demographic to come to the air show....

It is like having two jets near their stall speed for the truck to "beat"....

I am a huge fan of air shows the Dayton AirShow was legendary in my youth, *but* at the end of the day it all is turning to shit.

I turned 50 this weekend, I am glad I am past the 1/2 way point.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

121 he died doing what he loved...

There's something to be said for going quickly. He probably didn't even have time to think "Oh sh*t" much less say it.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 12:54 PM (nfrXX)

122 97 I don't do bumper stickers. Why make my car a target?

used to have a nice "knye: things that go pahrump in the night" sticker on a previous car, but there's no point now that art bell has moved on.

Posted by: anachronda at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (4QJOq)

123 Trump gave us the unicorn economy. 3% growth, 3% inflation 3% unemployment. But he was soooooo mean on Twitter. Yeah well fuck off and enjoy your 20% inflation America. You deserve it.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (tSlvZ)

124 120 I turned 50 this weekend, I am glad I am past the 1/2 way point.
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

Happy birthday, sven!

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (1vmZ4)

125 121 Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 12:54 PM (nfrXX)

I have a 60,000 BHP jet engine a foot and a half from my head....

it will all go right or I won't know.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (Lzpvj)

126 There's something to be said for going quickly. He probably didn't even have time to think "Oh sh*t" much less say it.

I dunno. There was a considerable amount of banging around.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (ZSK0i)

127 Sorry you reprobate media.. You wanted him you got him

Posted by: It's me donna at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (bs+z0)

128 Americans need pain. Hard long lasting pain. 15% unemployment pain. Otherwise they will never wake up to what is happening.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (tSlvZ)


Yes, if you want to panic them and drive them like sheep to force them into conformity with your belief as to what is best.

Tell me again, why are you the good guy, and George Soros and the Davos crowd are not?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (xhaym)

129 I turned 50 this weekend, I am glad I am past the 1/2 way point.
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:54 PM (Lzpvj)

Half way to 100 and you're going strong!
Way to go and Happy Birthday!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (KS7f3)

130 I think I may still have one or two Black Mesa parking permits lying about.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (ZSK0i)

131 And my Ohio State years hammered home the denseness of the J-school crowd.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:33

Ha, yeah, we called the school newspaper the Liberal Arts Funnies for a reason.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (ftFVW)

132 Seems to me VDH lately has been taking a stick to this administration and beating them with it

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (2JoB8)

133 Americans need pain. Hard long lasting pain. 15% unemployment pain. Otherwise they will never wake up to what is happening.

That is only part of it. Americans need to understand what and who causes the pain. If Americans get hard long-lasting pain and the criminals who inflict the pain convince the suffering Americans that someone (conservatives) or something (capitalism) else is the reason for the pain, then the pain is not enough.

Look back throughout history and there are plenty of evil leaders who took advantage of people's suffering and used it to come to power and make things worse. Don't even have to go back that far in this country to see an example of it. 2008 economic crash was caused by the Left, but they blamed conservatives and capitalism. Ushered in 8 years of Obama and radical leftists in government who still remain in power.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (Do5/p)

134 123 Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:55 PM (tSlvZ)

to celebrate my 1/2 century I helped a friend put up cattle fencing....

the price of a 660 foot roll of fence went up 100 bucks in 3 weeks....

Joe-ka-nomics baby.....

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (Lzpvj)

135 Remember that time When all the journalists Pretended to be super concerned about the baby formula shortage? That one sure went away in a hurry, didn't it?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:47 PM (u73oe)

Media: There is a shortage of baby formula! OMG!

Smooth Brained Media Viewers stampede to right side of wire enclosure....

Media: SCOTUS is all right wing wimmen hating fascists! OMG!

Smooth Brained Media Viewers stampede to left side of wire enclosure...

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (R/m4+)

136 >>Trump gave us the unicorn economy. 3% growth, 3% inflation 3% unemployment. But he was soooooo mean on Twitter.


To this day, I still can't find anyone who has a real complaint about their lives under the Trump admin.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (XTdJ4)

137 127 Sorry you reprobate media.. You wanted him you got him
Posted by: It's me donna at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (bs+z0)

Yeah, but, they wanted him and WE got him.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (1vmZ4)

138 Yes, if you want to panic them and drive them like sheep to force them into conformity with your belief as to what is best.

Tell me again, why are you the good guy, and George Soros and the Davos crowd are not?
Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (xhaym)

I have no power to do anything. I’m stating an opinion. I’m not the enemy dude.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:58 PM (tSlvZ)

139 A free, inquisitive, skeptical Press is literally the only voice that we have as a people. The current Press we have has stolen the voice of a very large, probably majority, number of us. That is unforgivable.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 12:58 PM (MEpU1)

140 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 12:58 PM (arJlL)

141 Thanks for the well wishes on my birthday, I spent it helping a friend....

the best gift of all is kinship.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 12:58 PM (Lzpvj)

142 I think I may still have one or two Black Mesa parking permits lying about.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:56 PM (ZSK0i)


Neighbor has an Umbrella Corporation parking pass on his car

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:59 PM (xhaym)

143
To this day, I still can't find anyone who has a real complaint about their lives under the Trump admin.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM (XTdJ4)

But every day they were literally shaking first thing in the morning when they checked twitter.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:59 PM (tSlvZ)

144 Yeah, but, they wanted him and WE got him.
Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 12:57 PM

Truth

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 12:59 PM (ftFVW)

145 111 having a disintegrated tire cause the wreck

it happens

Posted by: concorde at July 03, 2022 01:00 PM (4QJOq)

146 I have no power to do anything. I’m stating an opinion. I’m not the enemy dude.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 12:58 PM (tSlvZ) [.i]

Sorry man. So, tell me again how your techniques are different from George Soros and the Davos crowd?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:00 PM (xhaym)

147 Neighbor has an Umbrella Corporation parking pass on his car
Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:59 PM

Do you live in Racoon City?

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 01:00 PM (ftFVW)

148 I turned 50 this weekend, I am glad I am past the 1/2 way point.
Posted by: sven

Happy Birthday !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 01:01 PM (arJlL)

149 That is only part of it. Americans need to understand what and who causes the pain. If Americans get hard long-lasting pain and the criminals who inflict the pain convince the suffering Americans that someone (conservatives) or something (capitalism) else is the reason for the pain, then the pain is not enough.

Look back throughout history and there are plenty of evil leaders who took advantage of people's suffering and used it to come to power and make things worse. Don't even have to go back that far in this country to see an example of it. 2008 economic crash was caused by the Left, but they blamed conservatives and capitalism. Ushered in 8 years of Obama and radical leftists in government who still remain in power.



And it is the Press who carries that message and lets the criminals, i.e., Democrats, get away with their crimes. Again, a free, skeptical Press holds them to account. The one we have doesn't, making them criminal accessories to the crime.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:02 PM (MEpU1)

150 One of my kids axed me why we are supposed to support Ukraine, isnt that the most corrput country in Europe?. I said because your betters say you must. Until next month when the new next most important thing shows up. The kidlet understood.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:02 PM (tSlvZ)

151 They print what their masters tell them to print. They are slaves to the Fourth Estate, in every sense of that word. Highly paid slaves, but still slaves.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel
-------
Since they embrace and nurture the Leftist narrative, I don't think that 'slave' is the right word. They are fifth columnists, out of ignorance mostly, very useful idiots, but functionally fifth columnists. Unknowing, helpful Quislings.

BTW, thanks for the Book Thread. I always enjoy it.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc.

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 01:03 PM (arJlL)

152 lol

https://bit.ly/3bB6Kmo

Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 03, 2022 01:04 PM (nByzo)

153
Why is that part of an Airshow?
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 12:51 PM (XTdJ4)

Jet engines, noise, and speed. I've seen this truck several times and it fits perfectly in with air shows.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 01:05 PM (Qhnrt)

154 149 Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:02 PM (MEpU1)

The media has too much power in America given their intellectual vapidity as a class.

They are sub B- intellects who are convinced they are subject matter experts on all topics, worse in their quest to "fix the world" rather than "report on events" they happily "guide" the idiot masses to stampede for destructive to the economy ideas. The newsies themselves are damaged goods idiot savant narcissists you can hardly blame them it is the money men and editors that are most to blame.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:05 PM (Lzpvj)

155 152 lol

https://bit.ly/3bB6Kmo
Posted by: Comrade flounder, wrecker, hoarder, saboteur at July 03, 2022 01:04 PM (nByzo)

LOL Corn Pop.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 01:05 PM (1vmZ4)

156 One of my kids axed me why we are supposed to support Ukraine, isnt that the most corrput country in Europe?. I said because your betters say you must. Until next month when the new next most important thing shows up. The kidlet understood.


Good explanation. The analogy I like to use is that the Press are the ringmasters and we (not all of us but sadly a large portion of the population) are all trained circus animals doing the bidding of the ringmasters.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:05 PM (MEpU1)

157 Teachers and msm members are as groups two of the dumbest in the country. And yet they have the most influence on scociety.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:06 PM (tSlvZ)

158 155 Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 01:05 PM (1vmZ4)

Corn Pop wanted to save his community's economy, prevent child predation, and apply kinetic sense recovery to an idiot.

Corn Pop 2024

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:07 PM (Lzpvj)

159 Teachers and msm members are as groups two of the dumbest in the country. And yet they have the most influence on scociety.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:06 PM (tSlvZ)

Hey! We do our part too you know.

Hater.

Posted by: Hollyweird Child Diddlers at July 03, 2022 01:08 PM (R/m4+)

160 "overpaid and underworked"? You might add "poorly educated" to that description. Throw in a buffoon or poltroon or pig ignorant putz to that and you'd be about right.

Posted by: GlendaleGreybeard at July 03, 2022 01:08 PM (K57hO)

161 Walking around yard working on truck barefoot, think would have learned last year not to do it

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 01:09 PM (2JoB8)

162 . . . Or of course you could be merely wishing pain and suffering on everyone who is not as aware of the problem as you are, which is embarrassingly like the stated policy of those pierced crayonhaired psychos who want "normies" to suffer for not being woke.

Instead of hoping the evil you expect to come will shock people awake, start planning on how you will help people caught by that evil, and help them become self reliant and strong instead of merely being like toads caught beneath the harrow.

(key thing to know: without help, most normies will run to a strong horse that promises them safety, and will sacrifice their lives and freedoms for it.)

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:09 PM (xhaym)

163 I can't figure out why the Yankees keep playing this sandlot team call the " Guardians"? Did the Indians go out of business?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:10 PM (Irn0L)

164 Teachers and msm members are as groups two of the dumbest in the country. And yet they have the most influence on scociety.


And they will be our downfall. Khrushchev was evil but he was smart and he correctly predicted what would be done to us and I am convinced that they did it though infiltrating our education system. Because everything, and I mean everything, flows from that.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:10 PM (MEpU1)

165 162 Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:09 PM (xhaym)

Someone obviously has not had alcoholics as a part of their upbringing.

You do not help people become more self-reliant who have decided they cannot be self-reliant.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:11 PM (Lzpvj)

166 I’ve really gotten into Jimmy Dore lately. He is a leftist version of us. He sees through all the bullshit and is hated by “mainstream” and even far left loon Democrats because he refuses to play the red/blue game anymore. He is really far ledt on most things but is all about 1A. And I will take any ally in that fight. It is the absolute most important dight there is. Without the ability to speak freely nothing else matters.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:11 PM (tSlvZ)

167 And they will be our downfall. Khrushchev was evil but he was smart and he correctly predicted what would be done to us and I am convinced that they did it though infiltrating our education system. Because everything, and I mean everything, flows from that.
Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:10 PM (MEpU1)

We ( conservatives and real Americans) fucked up. While we were working and building and having normal families, we took our eyes off the ball. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:12 PM (Irn0L)

168 How can they complain after they let themselves be cordoned off in a circle to follow at an appropriate distance.

Posted by: MikeN at July 03, 2022 01:12 PM (o/eHL)

169 166 Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:11 PM (tSlvZ)

nobly working with "communist/marxist guardians of individual liberty" is how we got here....

ever see the ACLU defend a republican?

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (Lzpvj)

170 >>He is really far ledt on most things but is all about 1A. And I will take any ally in that fight. It is the absolute most important dight there is. Without the ability to speak freely nothing else matters.


That's great and all...but without the 2nd, the 1st is toothless and would be removed.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (XTdJ4)

171 No sympathy for the media. They voted for this sh*t.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (EZebt)

172 We ( conservatives and real Americans) fucked up. While we were working and building and having normal families, we took our eyes off the ball. Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:12 PM (Irn0L)



Damn right. I've been saying for years now that we actually lost the Cold War. We're just now waking up to the fact.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (MEpU1)

173
That's great and all...but without the 2nd, the 1st is toothless and would be removed.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (XTdJ4)

The fights are not mutually exclusive.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:14 PM (tSlvZ)

174 157 Teachers and msm members are as groups two of the dumbest in the country. And yet they have the most influence on society.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:06 PM (tSlvZ)

The early Communists found that they could sometimes get support among the landed aristocracy, but that the shopkeepers were their staunchest opponents. That's because having risen from the worker class made the shopkeepers the most defensive of their higher class status. Today our society is divided by education. Media and teachers are the biggest commies today for the same reason. They know they are the dumbest members of the educated class.

Posted by: Scabble Online Dictionary at July 03, 2022 01:14 PM (Spr0s)

175 >>ever see the ACLU defend a republican?


iirc, a lot of the Freedom Riders were Republicans no?

But, not since their inception have I had any hope that they cared for anything other than the Progressive Agenda.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:14 PM (XTdJ4)

176 Damn right. I've been saying for years now that we actually lost the Cold War. We're just now waking up to the fact.
Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (MEpU1)

We won the cold BATTLE we lost the cold WAR..

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:14 PM (tSlvZ)

177 >>The fights are not mutually exclusive.


Isn't Dore British?

Maybe ask him about that?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (XTdJ4)

178 Someone obviously has not had alcoholics as a part of their upbringing.
You do not help people become more self-reliant who have decided they cannot be self-reliant.
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:11 PM (Lzpvj)


please don't be a passive aggressive twit, OK?
Say what you mean directly and don't pull that crap.

You do not give up on everyone because a few refuse to help themselves. You cannot save everyone, and unfortunately you have to move on and some will be left behind.

I am sorry about your trauma, it is the sort of thing that can destroy a life. I have watched it do just that.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (xhaym)

179 174 Posted by: Scabble Online Dictionary at July 03, 2022 01:14 PM (Spr0s)

"You have to go to school a long time to get that stupid," was one of my grandfather's wisest sayings on the mis-educated.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (Lzpvj)

180 Neighbor has an Umbrella Corporation parking pass on his car
Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:59 PM (xhaym)


Come to think of it, I may still have one of those too. Time to go check the roll-top desk drawers.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (ZSK0i)

181 Sven you are a good guy, but don't pull that "someone" stuff.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (xhaym)

182 Dore is not British. Californian. So almost as bad 😀

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (tSlvZ)

183
That's great and all...but without the 2nd, the 1st is toothless and would be removed.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (XTdJ4)

The top two rights are the ones that protect the remaining 7. And the founders knew this.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (Qhnrt)

184 Media is this shit
They are the Democrats Propaganda Ministry
Almost every fking one

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (2JoB8)

185 its been extremely obvious that the president usually has the questions ahead of time and calls on specific people to read off prepared questions.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (llsW/)

186 25% of all local newspapers have gone out of business. The rest of them need to go as well. They can publish the police report on a website.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (XSZBC)

187 >>ever see the ACLU defend a republican?


iirc, a lot of the Freedom Riders were Republicans no?

But, not since their inception have I had any hope that they cared for anything other than the Progressive Agenda.



I seem to recall they defended Rush when he was having addiction problems with his back pain BUT I am convinced they did that just so they could have cover for all teh anti-American issues they pushed. IIRC they were founded by communists back in the '30's.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:17 PM (MEpU1)

188 185 its been extremely obvious that the president usually has the questions ahead of time and calls on specific people to read off prepared questions.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (llsW/)

And he screws that up

Posted by: It's me donna at July 03, 2022 01:17 PM (bs+z0)

189 >>"You have to go to school a long time to get that stupid," was one of my grandfather's wisest sayings on the mis-educated.


Hah -

"I guess you went to school just to eat your lunch?"

was my Gramps' standard line.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:17 PM (XTdJ4)

190 161 Walking around yard working on truck barefoot, think would have learned last year not to do it
Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 01:09 PM (2JoB

yikes Skip

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 01:17 PM (1vmZ4)

191 The fact that the Media routinely votes for Democrats tells me they don't have the intelligence God gave a housefly.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (m0zqP)

192 >> Dore is not British. Californian.


Why did I assume that guy was a Brit? I have not seen anything but refs to him.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (XTdJ4)

193 Without the lapdog media biden could have never become pResident. He hid in his basement for the entire campaign season and the media never questioned it.
He was clearly showing signs of senility and the media ignored it.
They covered for him at every turn.
This same media attacked Trump from the time he came down the escalator and continue to do so to this day.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (dr4Q1)

194 ever see the ACLU defend a republican?

Yes, about 20 years ago, or more. They used to defend anyone that was having their free expression of rights violated. They defended the KKK's right to rally in Illinois, Christian bible studies after school, and Satanists having statues put up. They didn't seem to care who it was or what they were doing, just liberty.

Long ago.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (llsW/)

195 178 Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (xhaym)

You are pretending that between 35-50% of the American people can "save" the willfully stupid and obsequious people that sit atop 700=2100 years of good coal and decide "we are going to run a totally electric economy on unicorn farts and helicopter propeller beanies."

Pain is the best motivator for growth, and one problem the American people have had since the 1940s is out wealth and prestige insulated us from a lot of the pain of our national stupidity.

Happily the amount of pain is about to exceed our wealth.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (Lzpvj)

196 And they will be our downfall. Khrushchev was evil but he was smart and he correctly predicted what would be done to us and I am convinced that they did it though infiltrating our education system. Because everything, and I mean everything, flows from that.
Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:10 PM (MEpU1)

We have our own home grown commie to thank —John Dewey

Posted by: 7man at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (qwO6y)

197 >>Walking around yard working on truck barefoot, think would have learned last year not to do it


Sounds like you already got caught up on your tetanus booster, though.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:19 PM (XTdJ4)

198 "You have to go to school a long time to get that stupid," was one of my grandfather's wisest sayings on the mis-educated.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:15 PM (Lzpvj)



I'm stealing that! Goes nicely with my saying that "you have to have a PhD to be that stupid". Heh.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:19 PM (MEpU1)

199 Did the Indians go out of business? << We did that.

Posted by: The Wokesters at July 03, 2022 01:19 PM (Xrfse)

200 >>Without the lapdog media biden could have never become pResident.


That and about 15 Million unqualified ballots.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:20 PM (XTdJ4)

201 Are you thinking Russell Brand? He has become a social media darling as well this year since he realized Trump was not the evil caricature he was les to believe.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:20 PM (tSlvZ)

202 25% of all local newspapers have gone out of business.

I am surprised the number isn't higher, but then I realized that our local newspaper is out of business, technically, but is still being printed.

They shut down their offices, closed their printers, and fired all their reporters. All that's left is a masthead and they basically carry USA Today content with some local stuff provided out of Portland.

So: effectively shut down, but the skeleton is still out there.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:20 PM (llsW/)

203 >>Are you thinking Russell Brand?


No. Definitely Dore. For some reason my brain insists anyone named Jimmy Dore HAS to be British.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:21 PM (XTdJ4)

204 181 Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 01:16 PM (xhaym)

I am not a good guy, and "someone" was a politeness so that I did not levy a rhetorical broadside at you that I did not want to inflict pain.

I am rather experienced at trying to salvage borderline people, I am an alcoholic.

Pain and terror at the loss of the life I built sobered me up, the American people like the Mash song are finding suicide is painless.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:21 PM (Lzpvj)

205 >>I am surprised the number isn't higher, but then I realized that


Newspaper is still the best way to protect Glassware in a move.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:22 PM (XTdJ4)

206 All “local” papers are owned by giants like Gannett. And they all regurgitate the same AP provided garbage content.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:22 PM (tSlvZ)

207 All that's left is a masthead and they basically carry USA Today content with some local stuff

Same here and most of it is totally woke bullshit.

Posted by: The Wokesters at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (Xrfse)

208 206 Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:22 PM (tSlvZ)

It is a high cost, low yield business.

The last ethical age of journalism has the children of robber barons as owners.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (Lzpvj)

209 I once had a bumper sticker on my car:
"Question Authority"
It used to be a popular saying...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (jTmQV)

210 203 >>Are you thinking Russell Brand?

No. Definitely Dore. For some reason my brain insists anyone named Jimmy Dore HAS to be British.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:21 PM (XTdJ4)

Also Dorian Gray.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 01:24 PM (1vmZ4)

211 209 Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (jTmQV)

I always understood there was an understood you invisible parenthetical "republican" in there.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:25 PM (Lzpvj)

212
We have our own home grown commie to thank —John Dewey
Posted by: 7man at July 03, 2022 01:18 PM (qwO6y)

I sways thought that decimal system was a commie plot.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 01:26 PM (Qhnrt)

213 >>Also Dorian Gray.


Yes. I picture him as British, too.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:26 PM (XTdJ4)

214 I once had a bumper sticker on my car:
"Question Authority"
It used to be a popular saying...

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (jTmQV)



The fuckers (not you, gourmand) who coined that phrase are now in charge and are more authoritarian and fascist than any of the people they were protesting against. And if you question them they will have you thrown in jail for being a domestic terrorist.


I hate them with the heat of a thousand burning suns.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:26 PM (MEpU1)

215 All that's left is a masthead and they basically carry USA Today content with some local stuff

Same here and most of it is totally woke bullshit.
Posted by: The Wokesters at July 03, 2022 01:23 PM (Xrfse)

Same here, with the weekly "community" edition paper and the once-monthly Community IMPACT rag.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 01:26 PM (4I/2K)

216 "Question Authority"
It used to be a popular saying...


Yeah that was before the left became the authority. Now its just OBEY

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:27 PM (llsW/)

217 A story I like to relate.
I was having drinks with friends at a local basement bar, this was maybe 2017 or 2018. We were discussing politics and I said that the press were the most biased I'd ever experienced, but, in fact, historically they've been way worse. A friend disagreed, said the press is unbiased and always has been.
We were in the W. R. Hearst building in SF.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:27 PM (jTmQV)

218 Left thinks the right is winning. Right thinks the left is winning. And both sides are convinced the other side is cheating.

It’s a wild time to be in America.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:27 PM (tSlvZ)

219 >> A friend disagreed, said the press is unbiased and always has been.
We were in the W. R. Hearst building in SF.


That guy's fork needs corking.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:28 PM (XTdJ4)

220 Joe "Beaker" Scardouche is alleging that the media has a bias for DeSantis and against Kamala Toe....

there are at least two countries and maybe three sharing the same geography and I don't think they will continue cohabitating.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:29 PM (Lzpvj)

221 Do not let people divide you against your brother and sister. In that division lies prosper, people suffer and evil usurps your liberties and freedom.

The real casualty for us all is the truth, which they don't want you to discover.

Turn off the tv, relegate the internet to a menial role in your life, pick up your Holy Book and praise The God of Abraham, Isaac and Joseph.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 03, 2022 01:29 PM (QG3cQ)

222 I watch youtube clips of msnbc and some loon leftist podcasts. They are convinced a Christian Theocracy is upon us.

So Insee this and go what fucking planet do you people live on? You fucking run everything. You control all power everywhere.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:30 PM (tSlvZ)

223 We were discussing politics and I said that the press were the most biased I'd ever experienced, but, in fact, historically they've been way worse.

The difference was in the past that the newspapers were proud and open about their bias: they put it on the masthead, even calling themselves after political parties like the Scio Republican. Today they're every bit as biased but pretend to be neutral.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:30 PM (llsW/)

224 "That guy's fork needs corking."

No kidding. He also upbraided me for not buying Smollett's story. LOL.
I called him up after Smollett's conviction. Had to rub it in.
Like I said in my first post, too many credulous news consumers. Not serious thinkers.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:30 PM (jTmQV)

225 More than ever NOW is the time to remember our heritage and continue the struggle of our predecessors to ensure this Republic endures.

That struggle involves every generation and must NEVER be abandoned. Throughout our history we have met and prevailed over issues even more serious and we have an unbroken record of success.

It's perfectly acceptable to acknowledge the gravity of this battle, but we must NOT let despair overcome us.

We cannot quit.

Posted by: irongrampa at July 03, 2022 01:31 PM (KATBx)

226
They are convinced a Christian Theocracy is upon us.

__________

They can't stand competition

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 01:32 PM (/U27+)

227 IronGrandpa always bringing the White Pill of Truth.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Independence Day.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:32 PM (XTdJ4)

228 The impartial unbiased lie is a somewhat uniqu 20th century American thing. Most of the world’s news media is open about their allegiance. And everyone is cool with that. But in the US they still like pretending there is no such thing as a biased journalist.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:33 PM (tSlvZ)

229 IronGrandpa always bringing the White Pill of Truth.

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Independence Day.
Posted by: garrett

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 01:33 PM (arJlL)

230 I have been looking/reading the thread and I began to think about the press and the downfall of the profession.
I think Bill Clinton got the ball rolling l, with CNN and the attacking of conservatives after Monica gate and the press just following along.
Bush Jr. did not push back after many slights and slanders on him and his family, so the press got comfortable doing just that.
Obama made it a cornerstone to call out and targeted his political opponents, and to call on the press to harass who ever he needed them to (Joe the Plummer)
Trump was really the first to call the press out on bad reporting for 20 years, he was brash and abrasive because he had to be. He had to make things an issue to be able to put his message out

Posted by: Picric at July 03, 2022 01:33 PM (13tTk)

231 They are convinced a Christian Theocracy is upon us.

yeah, the left lives inbetween three states:

1) Utopia is soon! We're winning!
2) We're all doomed, Nazis are taking over!
3) No, we're all doomed, Christians are taking over!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 01:33 PM (llsW/)

232 ...Today they're every bit as biased but pretend to be neutral.


And there lies the true danger IMO. Because a dumbed down, non-skeptical public takes their word as gospel and acts - and votes - accordingly. And then gets self-righteous when challenged, because they "saw it on the news".


And so a civilization collapses.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:34 PM (MEpU1)

233 We ( conservatives and real Americans) fucked up. While we were working and building and having normal families, we took our eyes off the ball. Sigh
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:12 PM (Irn0L)


Damn right. I've been saying for years now that we actually lost the Cold War. We're just now waking up to the fact.
Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (MEpU1)
*******
Yes .... "Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."
Keyword being eternal.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 03, 2022 01:34 PM (NpAcC)

234 The American Communist Litigation Unit?

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 01:36 PM (lKAqb)

235 you have to have a PhD to be that stupid". Heh.
Posted by: Guidons

Well concentrate on just one small thing so they do know *everything* about almost nothing.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 01:36 PM (KS7f3)

236 Left thinks the right is winning. Right thinks the left is winning. And both sides are convinced the other side is cheating.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:27 PM

The Left knows the Left is winning. But they know the way to keep winning is to keep moving the goalposts and keep claiming the right is winning so the Left's foot soldiers keep fighting. It's an extremely smart strategy. Especially with the youth who are too ignorant to know of history to see through the lies.

The Left can claim ridiculous things like misogyny and racism and "homophobia" are at crisis levels in the country by simply redefining all of them and lying about what they need to.

i.e. with misogyny, they lie about the "gender pay gap". With racism, they just redefine racism and claim that if you're not in favor of anti-white racism, you're racist. With "homophobia", it started out as just wanting to be treated normal and not made fun of, now if you don't agree with grooming and gender dysphoria, you're a bigot.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 01:36 PM (Do5/p)

237 There is one name that stands out as to why the MFM has become so blatantly biased:

Rush Limbaugh.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 01:37 PM (Qhnrt)

238 "We practically wiped this nation clean of Marxists."
-Gen. Pinochet

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 01:37 PM (EZebt)

239 C'mon, man! Don 't bother me with this shit, man! You got problems, take it up with the black retarded Haitian gay girl! That's what I pay her for!

Posted by: JoEy BiDeN PoTuS at July 03, 2022 01:38 PM (eubJX)

240 The American Communist Litigation Unit?


Exactly. If you judge them by their actions, rather than their words, you know who they truly are.


Years ago, when I wasn't sure how to think about an issue, I would seek out the ACLU's position and decide the opposite. They were a useful barometer on the rare occasion (heh) when I wasn't sure.

Posted by: Guidons, Guidons...Lariat Advance at July 03, 2022 01:39 PM (MEpU1)

241 https://threadreaderapp.com/thread
1542973048483000320.html

I'm worried that our unfit leaders will start a war with Russia.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2022 01:39 PM (ybIRR)

242 241 Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2022 01:39 PM (ybIRR)

Desperate retards do desperate things.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:40 PM (Lzpvj)

243 Unless I am mistaken (possible) no one has been fired for reporting blatant falsehoods since Dan Rather, who has been rehabilitated as some kind of wise grandfather figure.
More than 50 "intelligence officials" still have their jobs, too.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:40 PM (jTmQV)

244 Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 03, 2022 01:39 PM (ybIRR

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Nice job blowing the margins.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 01:40 PM (u73oe)

245 >>I'm worried that our unfit leaders will start a war with Russia.


You mean another one?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:41 PM (XTdJ4)

246 >>Unless I am mistaken (possible) no one has been fired for reporting blatant falsehoods since Dan Rather


Brian Williams got mock-fired.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:42 PM (XTdJ4)

247 246 Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:42 PM (XTdJ4)

He was exiled to MSLSD IIRC.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:43 PM (Lzpvj)

248 Brian Williams got mock-fired.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:42 PM (XTdJ4)

Got placed on "injured reserve".

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:43 PM (AwYPR)

249 Bill Oreilly was fired for saying double plus ungood things.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:45 PM (kNpet)

250 Humidity level dropped but it's hot out there

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 01:45 PM (2JoB8)

251 >>Bill Oreilly was fired for saying double plus ungood things.


I thought he was #MeToo?

And fuck, I can't stand that piss ignorant populist.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (XTdJ4)

252 Bill Oreilly was fired for saying double plus ungood things.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:45 PM (kNpet)

I thought it was for pushing his wife down a flight of stairs and beating her.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (Irn0L)

253 Bill Oreilly was fired for saying double plus ungood things.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:45 PM (kNpet)

I thought he was fired for fucking the help?...I don't miss him.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (AwYPR)

254 Humidity level dropped but it's hot out there
Posted by: Skip

Yep !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 01:47 PM (arJlL)

255 Billy O'Shamrock was fired for knocking over a girl scout troop or something.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Lzpvj)

256 On phone comment block is bit more than 1/3. Tablet 3/4

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 01:47 PM (2JoB8)

257 I thought he was fired for fucking the help?...I don't miss him.
Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (AwYPR)


I thought it was Arnold who fucked the help

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Irn0L)

258 "These sub-literate, childish-thinking drones are too stupid to see that they are being manipulated? Wow."


They do not care if they are manipulated as long as it gives them a decent chance at being one of the favored few on the questioner list or cards Karine Jean-Pierre gives to Slow Joe for every formal Q and A session. I am continually amazed that Joe does not try to hide that he has a list, given to him, every time. It's an arrogant slap at the drones, showin how much he and his staff despise them. Nave the drones complained? Not that I know of.

The White House media members would have a better than zero chance of pinning-down Joe on an issue if they agreed to ask follow-up questions for each other. That's as likely as two boa constrictors agreeing to share a young pig. So Joe gets away with the same old set of lies and arrogant talking points every time.

Posted by: cd player at July 03, 2022 01:48 PM (AMIL/)

259 Im No fan of Bill O either. But he was thrown in the garbage by Fox.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:48 PM (kNpet)

260 >> Humidity level dropped but it's hot out there


You can say that again, Mingey!

Posted by: Oprah's Fartclam at July 03, 2022 01:48 PM (XTdJ4)

261 You know would be a great question if we actually had journalists and an independent media? Why have none of Epstein's clients been arrested

Posted by: 18-1 at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (1zOF/)

262 so MonkeyPox.....

turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....

"Pride Pox?'"

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (Lzpvj)

263 I thought it was Arnold who fucked the help

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:47 PM (Irn0L)

need a program...can't tell yer players w/o a program

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (AwYPR)

264 Bill Oreilly was fired for saying double plus ungood things.


I thought he was #MeToo?

And fuck, I can't stand that piss ignorant populist.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (XTdJ4)
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Yes, it was due to sexual harassment settlements.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (NpAcC)

265 >The letter to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was signed by 68 journalists — many of whom are at odds with each other on a daily basis


with a handful of exceptions, they all 'voted' for Joe

Posted by: DB at July 03, 2022 01:50 PM (geLO8)

266 >>turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....



Lesionairre's Disease?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:50 PM (XTdJ4)

267 259 Im No fan of Bill O either. But he was thrown in the garbage by Fox.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 01:48 PM (kNpet)

I think Fox would bring him back if he asked. I just don't think he wants that daily routine anymore.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 01:52 PM (Qhnrt)

268 They just want to be respected;
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Heidi Fleiss nods knowingly.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 01:52 PM (YqDXo)

269 Just lookin' out for the Folks.

Buy My New Book :


KILLING MY CAREER

Available wherever books are sold!

Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at July 03, 2022 01:52 PM (XTdJ4)

270 so MonkeyPox.....
turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....
"Pride Pox?'"
Posted by: sven

I was so hoping for Darwin to be involved too.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (KS7f3)

271 "I thought it was Arnold who fucked the help"

He just wanted some offspring away from the Kennedy line.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (jTmQV)

272 https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/
2022/07/interesting.html

Human vision vs bird vision

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (2JoB8)

273 This is a terrible line up boone threw out today. I don't get when he does this? We are not THAT good.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (Irn0L)

274 I saw "Boot Licking Lackeys" open for "Yellow Journalism"...uh, I forget where/when.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (AwYPR)

275 269 Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at July 03, 2022 01:52 PM (XTdJ4)

His success at Fox is what had me nearly convinced the drinking water was making the entire country's IQ drop.

Billy O'Shamrock is a democrat, and always has been he ran top cover for Beijing Billy and Urkle X.

You just can't get through to most people.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:54 PM (Lzpvj)

276 At used book store I am sure could go get the complete O'Reilly history collection right now.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 01:54 PM (2JoB8)

277 so MonkeyPox.....

turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....

"Pride Pox?'"
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (Lzpvj)
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It's just another lifestyle, as healthy, natural, and beautiful as any other.

It's not like it spreads disease or anything.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

278 Buy My New Book :

KILLING MY CAREER

Available wherever books are sold!

Posted by: Bill O'Reilly at July 03, 2022 01:52 PM (XTdJ4)

possible thread winner

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 01:56 PM (AwYPR)

279 Thanks for fixing the link at 241, CBD.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 01:56 PM (u73oe)

280 272 https://dailytimewaster.blogspot.com/
2022/07/interesting.html

Human vision vs bird vision

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (2JoB



Most animals, including dogs, have a different visual spectrum than humans. Some can "see" in the infra=red and ultra-violet ranges.

Posted by: cd player at July 03, 2022 01:56 PM (AMIL/)

281 277 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 01:55 PM (YqDXo)

"just like us"

I am wondering how masking my mouth and nose prevents same sex penile/rectal contact....

Can't wait for Fauci to explain it all.

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:57 PM (Lzpvj)

282 so MonkeyPox.....
turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....
"Pride Pox?'"
Posted by: sven

I was so hoping for Darwin to be involved too.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 01:53 PM (KS7f3)
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Patience, Grasshopper. If it's not monkeypox, something else will come along that will cull the herd of degenerates.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 01:57 PM (YqDXo)

283 Well now. Just got home from playing 18 holes and hitting the nineteenth hole for a couple of beers. ( Thanks to the winner and another one of the guys who bought a round for everyone.)

Imagine my chagrin when I clicked in and found out that 99.999998% of the White House press corps is a bunch of lackeys who get their questions in advance and receive nothing from this administration but a bunch of approved ahead of time talking points.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 01:57 PM (R5lpX)

284 Patience, Grasshopper. If it's not monkeypox, something else will come along that will cull the herd of degenerates.
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara

Don't know if I want to wait that long...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 01:58 PM (KS7f3)

285 For the Blues afficianados here, checkout a band called GA-20.

I think they are from JackStraw's hood.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:58 PM (XTdJ4)

286 >>Most animals, including dogs, have a different visual spectrum than humans. Some can "see" in the infra=red and ultra-violet ranges.


I have spent a TON of time studying fish eyes / vision. Amazing how differently they (seem to) perceive the spectrum.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:59 PM (XTdJ4)

287 No one watches the news.

Posted by: Quarter Twenty at July 03, 2022 01:59 PM (Te0JP)

288 so MonkeyPox.....

turns out that the data coming out of London says the main symptoms are anal and genital lesions and the average victim has had 5 or more partners in the last 12 weeks....

"Pride Pox?'"
Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 01:49 PM (Lzpvj)

5+ sexual partners in 12 weeks. This ain't Grandad's square dance in the ol' hay barn.

PS: DO NOT look up Swing Your Partner Dosey Do. You have been warned. *shudders*

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:00 PM (4I/2K)

289 262 So what color is the Monkey Pox ribbon going to be?

Posted by: Bete at July 03, 2022 02:00 PM (a0KPx)

290 >>Patience, Grasshopper. If it's not monkeypox, something else will come along that will cull the herd of degenerates.


What...like an Arab Emigrant?

Posted by: Hillary at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (XTdJ4)

291 1st NOOD

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (2JoB8)

292 Its very difficult to know what animals can and cannot sense, because they don't communicate very well. A lot of testing has been done and they have a pretty good guess but honestly nobody can know for sure. My guess is we know about a tenth of what there is to learn in this field, but cannot realize yet.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (llsW/)

293 289 Posted by: Bete at July 03, 2022 02:00 PM (a0KPx)

chartreuse

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:01 PM (Lzpvj)

294 5+ sexual partners in 12 weeks. This ain't Grandad's square dance in the ol' hay barn.

PS: DO NOT look up Swing Your Partner Dosey Do. You have been warned. *shudders*
Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 02:00 PM (4I/2K)
______________

Gaetan Dugas - the infamous Patient Zero - claimed to have had 5000 sexual partners in three years. I'll wait while everyone does the arithmetic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:02 PM (YqDXo)

295 282 Well Europe is importing Islamists at a massive rate.

Posted by: Bete at July 03, 2022 02:02 PM (a0KPx)

296 86

FOURTH ESTATE = FIFTH COLUMN

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at July 03, 2022 12:36 PM (s2VJv)
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Is this Algebra? Other Math?

Posted by: Ciampino - low numbers at July 03, 2022 02:03 PM (qfLjt)

297 294 Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at July 03, 2022 02:02 PM (YqDXo)

Factor in 12 hour work days intermittently unless he was "mile highing" nonstop and it turns out the guy never slept.

365*24= 8760 hours

8760*3 years=26,280 hours

so a new sex partner every 5 and a half hours....

Great work everyone....great work

Posted by: sven at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (Lzpvj)

298 101
Oh, oh...I've got one, 'A time to be in Earnest'.

Posted by: Pete Butterjug at July 03, 2022 12:43 PM (ug8TC)
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Sounds like he's in the barrel.

Posted by: Ciampino - his turn came up at July 03, 2022 02:07 PM (qfLjt)

299 103 I don't do bumper stickers. Why make my car a target?
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse
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Agreed. But lately I've been considering one, 'If Your Child Can't Read This, Thank a Teacher'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:44 PM (ug8TC)
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Great one Mike

Posted by: Ciampino - what shall we do with teachers at July 03, 2022 02:10 PM (qfLjt)

300 Chartreuse?

https://youtu.be/3TLQHHjZ1Lw

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 03, 2022 02:19 PM (llsW/)

301 170 >>He is really far ledt on most things but is all about 1A. And I will take any ally in that fight. It is the absolute most important dight there is. Without the ability to speak freely nothing else matters.


That's great and all...but without the 2nd, the 1st is toothless and would be removed.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 01:13 PM (XTdJ4)
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That in spades!

Posted by: Ciampino - what shall we do with teachers? at July 03, 2022 02:27 PM (qfLjt)

302 Keep in mind "Context"...for the entirety of the Covid Crises(TM) Trump held DAILY press briefings where he answered EVERY question, by every Reporter, on every topic, for at least an hour, sometimes it ran 2 hours or more.(many of them attempts at "Gotcha")
Biden has taken fewer questions in both the campaign and his "reign" combined than Trump took in a week, perhaps even a Day.

Posted by: Birddog at July 03, 2022 02:33 PM (uAI4S)

303 " Why is that part of an Airshow? "
Jet Truck does 300mph...goes from dead stop to PASSING the planes flying overhead.
Only place to run it is a major runway.
The family has several trucks, some just do drag strip shows, Fair Shows...not as fast.

Posted by: Birddog at July 03, 2022 02:59 PM (uAI4S)

304 “Manipulate me harder, daddy” the Press all wailed in unison.

Posted by: red speck at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (gS3OW)

305 Doocey is the only one who asks even remotely challenging questions and they're not even tough. It's just that all the rest are massaging Biden's balls to get a Correspondent's Dinner invite.

Showers with Ashley?
Chinese spies at NIH and all our weapons labs?
Injecting children with Death Serum to save Pfizer's legal liability status?
Biden's BioLabs and Plutonium Playlands in Ukraine?

Those are tough questions. Which is why you never hear them asked. They're all too busy pretending that Caligula Robinette isn't a child molester.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at July 03, 2022 03:19 PM (Ndje9)

Sunday Morning Book Thread - 07-03-2022 ["Perfessor" Squirrel]


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(click on the image above to see more of the inside - ht: Nemo)

Welcome to the prestigious, internationally acclaimed, stately, and illustrious Sunday Morning Book Thread! The place where all readers are welcome, regardless of whatever guilty pleasure we feel like reading (don't blame me if your results transcend the fourth dimension--ht: All Hail Eris). Here is where we can discuss, argue, bicker, quibble, consider, debate, confabulate, converse, and jaw about our latest fancy in reading material, even if it's nothing more than the economic predictions of Paul Ehrlich. As always, pants are required, unless you are wearing these pants (ht: Weird Dave)...

So relax, find yourself a warm kitty (or warm puppy--I won't judge) to curl up in your lap, fire up the grill for morning brats (with bacon), and crack open a new book. What are YOU reading this fine morning?

PIC NOTE

Moron Nemo sent me today's pic.


Dear Perfessor,

Something that may interest you and our fellow bibliophiles: Renaissance Books is a classic used-book store that's located in Milwaukee's Mitchell International Airport. To my knowledge, it's the only used-book store in an airport, anywhere. Anyone who's looking for a good read to take on a flight will finds lots of good used books, not just the usual bestsellers. The sci-fi/fantasy section is especially well stocked (I found a copy of Heinlein's "Magic, Inc." there, which I'd been seeking for quite a while).

BTW, my nom-de-ace is "Nemo".

Regards ...

I think a used bookstore at an airport is a fine idea. Or maybe a "library" of sorts where travelers can swap out books for different reading materials. Not sure how that would work in practice, though. It's been a while since I've been in an airport, but from what I can remember, airport bookstores are very similar to the one depicted below:

THE DEATH OF LITERATURE (ht: Captain Hate)

Is literature a dying form? If so, what will replace it, if anything? Captain Hate sent me this article: The deracination of literature by Mary Gaitskill.

It's a very long-winded article, but the author makes several interesting points along the way. She compares stories to the human body. We see the exterior plainly enough, but we do not really see the underlying mechanisms that make us live and breathe. However, we know they are there. Encountering a dead body triggers a very different emotional response than interacting with a living person because we know that the animating force is missing. Stories, as well, have an "inner" force that triggers our emotional responses, even if we are not fully conscious of the reasons *why* we respond to stories in a particular way. Authors are often ignorant of the "inner" force within their own stories. They may not fully realize just how much impact their stories have on readers until they become major bestsellers. Who could have predicted Harry Potter would become the billion-dollar franchise it is today?

Gaitskill also talks about teaching literature to students today. Her students struggled with reading John Updike for a couple of different reasons. First, "he was sexist and backward in his racial attitudes." We tend to see this a lot these days in literature with authors being "cancelled" for having the wrong views. There was a major campaign against science fiction author Orson Scott Card several years ago because he dared espouse traditional views about homosexuality. Now, I've read quite a few of his books and I don't recall homosexuality being any sort of major plot point where he inserts his own views about the subject. It just isn't relevant to his stories. His personal opinions were just that--his own opinions.

Secondly, her students didn't like Updike because his descriptions of the worlds were very, very dense. The prose interfered with students' understanding of the story. I've never read Updike, so I can't speak to that, but it's possible that the students were woefully unprepared for dense prose because they had never encountered it before. We know a sizable fraction of students are graduating high school with subpar reading abilities. A huge number of minority students in particular are functionally illiterate. Worse, the are culturally illiterate because they do not know all of the great stories that came before them.

The last point Gaitskill makes is that people are being trained to be ignorant of their surroundings. They simply do not see or hear the amazing world around them, nor the people that inhabit it. When was the last time you went outside at night and just looked up at the stars? Think about how small our planet really is in the grand scope of the cosmos. Each one of those stars is vast in comparison to our tiny blue planet. Most of them have planets of their own, with weird and bizarre configurations that we are still struggling to understand with our rudimentary knowledge of physics. Who knows? Maybe an alien is looking up at the stars on its planet, contemplating the same ideas...

Is literature dead? No, probably not. As Books by Morons proves, we as a species have an infinite capacity to generate stories. Good stories with captivating characters, intriguing plots, and underlying themes exploring all aspects of the human condition. As long as there is one human being on Earth who can read, literature will remain alive and well.

Put the book you are reading right now up to your ear. Still your mind and listen...Can you hear its heartbeat?

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(Who won? SPOILER: Not George R.R. Martin!)

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BOOKS BY MORONS

Comment: No Books by Morons this week... However, about 250 years ago a group of men came together and drafted a superb document that is always worth reading this time of year. You may have heard of it...

The Declaration of Independence

This is more relevant today than ever before.

How many of us could sign our name to such a document, knowing that we really are risking our freedom, our fortune, and our very lives?

MORON RECOMMENDATIONS

Thanks to everyone who recommended short stories or author of short stories last week! Lots of great recommendations. As usual, there's not enough space to list them all below, but I have captured your short story recommendations in another document HERE


I know the Horde tends more to SF and fantasy, which are not my genres, but I will put PG Wodehouse forward as a master of short stories - not just the Bertie Woosters, but the Psmiths, as well. IMO, the longer-form novels, with rare exceptions, just don't work as well.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at June 26, 2022 09:26 AM (2JVJo)

Comment: Hmmm. I don't actually know if the Horde tends towards science fiction and fantasy literature. Sure, a lot of us read it, including myself. But one of the things I enjoy most about the Sunday Morning Book Thread is all of the great literature you have read that's outside my comfort zone. I've heard of the P.G. Wodehouse stories, of course, but have never bothered to read them. I shall have to put them on my TBR list... MP4 makes an interesting point about the difference between the short stories and longer novels. Not all short story authors are well-suited to writing novels. Asimov, for instance, writes fantastic short stories, but his novels just don't have the same impact. Very few authors are able to maintain the same quality in both short stories and novels.

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I like Larry Niven's Flatlander (The Collected Tales of Gil "The Arm" Hamilton). It's a collection of S/F detective stories based on an idea that as he says is "is terrifyingly and uncomfortably real." That idea being: There is a shortage of transplantable organs; people disappear, capital crimes are increased to solve that problem. His term for that is "organlegging."

The stories have all the pleasures of the detective story combined with a psychokinetic element thrown in for fun, all in a future with too many people and asteroid mining.

I liked this book enough that when my paperback version disappeared (or fell into my french drain; can't remember which) and I switched over to the Kindle, I bought a copy.

Posted by: yara at June 26, 2022 09:42 AM (hBsVD)

Comment: Another group of short stories that are foreign to me, though I've read a few of Niven's novels. Last week, Wolfus Aurelius mentioned one of Niven's short stories published in a pulp magazine in the '60s. Thanks to the power of the internet, I was able to find it and read it. Not bad at all. Niven is able to take an interesting idea and then "game it out" to see what the potential ramifications might be. I suspect that's what he does in this collection as well. And of course, thanks to the power of the internet, if we lose a book or it becomes too damaged to read anymore, we can find an electronic copy on demand for a modest fee.

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I read Summer of Night and A Winter Haunting both by Dan Simmons. Summer of Night is about a group of kids in Illinois in 1960. It's like a Stephen King story (but way better). I would recommend it just for the descriptions of what it's like to be an 11 year old boy in summer. A Winter Haunting takes place in the same town in Illinois but 30 years later. It was okay, but Summer of Night was way better.

Posted by: prophet of the group W bench at June 26, 2022 10:48 AM (s37kI)

Comment: The only book I've read by Dan Simmons is Hyperion, which is essentially The Canterbury Tales in space. But I do enjoy stories about life as a kid in rural areas where there may be a supernatural or science fiction element that takes a group of kids on a grand adventure. Ray Bradbury was an absolute master of this, as was Clifford D. Simak.

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Just finished Christopher DiGrazia's second Theda Bara book, The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of. Enjoyed the first book a lot and this one as well, she's filming Cleopatra and a deadly mystery follows Theda and her sidekick Toby. Very well written dialogue and characters, enjoy traveling back in time to the filming of silent movies. There is a hint at the end the series might continue, which I would welcome.

Posted by: waelse1 at June 26, 2022 10:35 AM (pNeon)

Comment: As I mentioned last week, I always like to see Moron Recommendations of Books by Morons. Your feedback and encouragement is much appreciated, I'm sure! I'm also sure he'd appreciate an Amazon review, if possible! I just ordered me a copy of this book...

More Moron-recommended reading material can be found HERE! (255 Moron-recommended books so far!)

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WHAT I'VE BEEN READING THIS PAST WEEK:


  • The Evolutionary Void by Peter F. Hamilton -- Book 3 in The Void Trilogy. Finally finished it! It took me a while to get through it (650+ pages). Life gets in the way of good reading, sometimes.

  • Star Wars: The Hutt Gambit (Han Solo Trilogy Book 2) by A.C. Crispin -- I'm going to start working my way through my unread pile of Star Wars novels...PRE-DISNEY, of course (most of them). They are good fluff material and generally entertaining.

  • The Stuff that Dreams are Made of by Christopher DiGrazia -- A very interesting look at Hollywood during the Silent Era of movie-making.

  • Dragonlance: The Legend of Huma by Richard A. Knaak -- A classic tale of chivalry and adventure. This is one of the most important histories in the entire Dragonlance Saga. It's also very good.

  • Ungrading: Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) edited by Susan D. Blum -- This is for my day job. We're hosting a summer book reading program with several of our faculty. We will be discussing this book, which looks at alternative forms of assessing students instead of assigning them a grade.

That's about all I have for this week. Thank you for all of your kind words regarding my Sunday Morning Book Thread. This is a very special place. You are very special people (in all the best ways!). The kindness, generosity, and wisdom of the Moron Horde knows no bounds. Let's keep reading!

If you have any suggestions for improvement, reading recommendations, or writing projects that you'd like to see on the Sunday Morning Book Thread, you can send them to perfessor dot squirrel at-sign gmail dot com. Your feedback is always appreciated! You can also take a virtual tour of OUR library at libib.com/u/perfessorsquirrel. Since I added sections for AoSHQ, I now consider it OUR library, rather than my own personal fiefdom...

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1 Book Thread!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:59 AM (RA08Q)

2 For Vmom!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (Dc2NZ)

3 Fetched.

(and that 1st is for vmom who claimed it in the EMT before going to take a shower.)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:01 AM (RA08Q)

4 Tolle Lege
Finished Robert Pies Russian Revolution
We are reliving it

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 09:01 AM (6UUEB)

5 Horde mind Eris!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:01 AM (RA08Q)

6 Facebook Marketing for Dummies

And it hurts my brain

I can only read about 30 minutes at a time!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 09:02 AM (ex2Cx)

7 Good Sunday morning, horde!

I wonder what surrealist cooking is like?

*trots off to find the Dali cookbook

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 09:02 AM (OX9vb)

8 The last point Gaitskill makes is that people are being trained to be ignorant of their surroundings. They simply do not see or hear the amazing world around them, nor the people that inhabit it.

Hard to see "the amazing world" when your stupid face is stuck staring at your worthless 'smartphone' 24/7.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:03 AM (2JVJo)

9 Roy Thomas' Avengers ends, Steve Englehart's Avengers begins. Some panels are half captions. It made for chatty reading, but the rule is "show, not tell."
A change of genres is next.

Do I have a problem? I bought two Perry Mason books I have already read just because the stories are good and I like the cover dress. (Ballantine Books editions of the 1980s.) If I could, I would buy all the PM books with BB covers.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:03 AM (Om/di)

10 Pipes you stupid tablet

Posted by: Skip's phone at July 03, 2022 09:04 AM (6UUEB)

11 Those pants are fine. For me to poop on.

Posted by: Triumph at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (sn5EN)

12 Here's a link re: Dali's cookbook, with accompanying illustrations:

https://tinyurl.com/yp5v99bn

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (Dc2NZ)

13 Hard to see "the amazing world" when your stupid face is stuck staring at your worthless 'smartphone' 24/7.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:03 AM (2JVJo)
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Exactly! That's one of the things she points out. We are being conditioned (on purpose?) to engage with our smartphones, not our environment. How many people are convinced that Twitter represents the "real" world?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (K5n5d)

14 Good morning hordelings. I've returned from vacation, during which time I only read three of the ten books I had loaded onto my paperwhite for get-away reading. You know you're lazy when you're too lazy to read.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (45fpk)

15 I think a new rule has been established - you should take a shower before entering the Book Thread, so you're fresh and clean.

The Book Thread is all about a sound mind in a clean body.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 09:06 AM (a3Q+t)

16 There is a hint at the end the series might continue, which I would welcome.
Posted by: waelse1 at June 26, 2022 10:35 AM (pNeon)


**blushes**

Thank you so much! And you too, Perfessor! I'm glad you both like the book. It means a great deal to me. And yes, an Amazon / Goodreads review would be most welcome.

The series will continue. I was up at 6 this morning writing 3 pages of the new one (working title: Ten Thousand Midnights). It takes place in 1922 and has Theda and Toby caught up in the mysterious murder of director William Desmond Taylor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:06 AM (2JVJo)

17 What threw me about the Tolkien v. George R.R Martin video is that the guy on the right looks nothing like Tolkien but does look like George Martin, the Beatles producer...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:06 AM (PiwSw)

18 J.R.R.Tolkien and George R.R. Martin aren't the same person?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 09:06 AM (EZebt)

19 The series will continue. I was up at 6 this morning writing 3 pages of the new one (working title: Ten Thousand Midnights). It takes place in 1922 and has Theda and Toby caught up in the mysterious murder of director William Desmond Taylor.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:06 AM (2JVJo)


Wonderful! I shall look forward to it.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:07 AM (45fpk)

20 And Crazy Sal's wine book:

https://tinyurl.com/59bf7pzf

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:07 AM (Dc2NZ)

21 Good morning hordelings. I've returned from vacation, during which time I only read three of the ten books I had loaded onto my paperwhite for get-away reading. You know you're lazy when you're too lazy to read.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (45fpk)
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Hopefully you were having fun doing something else besides reading!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (K5n5d)

22 And I am still reading The Road to Wigan Pier. Orwell's description of the hate-filled socialists and their loathing for the working class they aspire to represent rings so true with today's Democrats, it isn't funny.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

23 "I wonder what surrealist cooking is like?"

Instead of putting your cookie dough on the pan, you arrange them around the edge and let half hang off.

Posted by: Dali Madison at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (sn5EN)

24 The squirrel's pimp hand is not strong this week.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (EZebt)

25 Hopefully you were having fun doing something else besides reading!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (K5n5d)


Not especially. Rev and I both caught the covids.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (45fpk)

26 J.R.R.Tolkien and George R.R. Martin aren't the same person?
Posted by: San Franpsycho

They can't be, otherwise each of the main characters would have been abandoned in separate states of mayhem.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (RA08Q)

27 Idly flipped through Garrett Graff's "Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself -- While the Rest of Us Die". Honestly, I'd rather roam the wastelands watching my mutating flesh fall from my irradiated bones than share an underground lair in the BidenBunker.

I would have loved to witness the highly curtailed tour of SAC that Curtis LeMay gave to then-candidate John F. Kennedy. JFK fumed that he was only getting the Potempkin show tour. You weren't read in, Kennedy! LeMay was not impressed by JFK. That smug little lace curtain Irish punk! Or that's how I imagined it. Like he'd want to bomb something into the Stone Age as a palate cleanser.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (Dc2NZ)

28 I am reading "A Pictorial History of the American Revolution" It has pictures and watercolors. (Of course it has text too.) by Rupert Furneaux. FenSon's college library was tossing it out and he snagged it. It was first published in 1972 and this was a bicentennial edition . Perhaps it wasn't woke enough for the current crop of librarians and academics. Nice book, so far

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 09:10 AM (FZ2cV)

29 it's always a good day when you get a mention in the book thread.

Posted by: yara at July 03, 2022 09:10 AM (hBsVD)

30 Last night's movie thread was very interesting.

TJM said:

So, let's start with the book by Phillip Reeve. I have literally no idea how this thing made it to publishing, much less spawned several sequels. It is, quite possibly, the worst book I have ever read.

And:

The fan base for this book seems to be really, really small. Who were they expecting to come to the theaters on the power of the book's popularity? Who invests this kind of money (at least $100 million) on a special effects laden spectacle with a fan base this tiny?

So, for those obscure writers and those trying to be writers, how does that make you feel? Are you discouraged because apparently utter garbage gets green lit for publishing and screen, or does it make you elated, thinking maybe some day you can get somewhere in your writing?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:10 AM (7bRMQ)

31 I retrieved "Bleak House" from the library this last week and started off by reading the introduction. That lasted about 4 pages and I quit. The author of the introduction evidently decided the best way to get her masters thesis published was using it as the forward to "Bleak House."

The author's introduction was much more concise and readable.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:11 AM (5pTK/)

32 Morning, book people! I'm back from working out, washing the car, and grocery shopping, and am not having breakfast. The video above parodying Tolkien and Martin makes me want to light up a pipe.

Perfessor, I'm glad you were able to find and read "By Mind Alone" by Niven. I don't know why he has never issued it in another of his collections; it's a very effective story even though it doesn't fit any of his series.

There is another of his early stories, his second pro sale, called "Wrong Way Street" that has very much the quality of a nightmare without being surreal. The kind of nightmare where every step you take, sensible as it seems, makes things worse. It's in his 1979 collection Convergent Series.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 09:11 AM (c6xtn)

33 Not especially. Rev and I both caught the covids.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (45fpk)

Sorry to hear that. Ae you doing better now? Will pray for you both.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 09:11 AM (FZ2cV)

34 Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:11 AM (5pTK/)

Introductions are a waste of paper.

Posted by: dantesed at July 03, 2022 09:13 AM (88xKn)

35 Thanks Fenelon. Rev is having a harder time than I am. Simply cannot get out of bed. Me, just seems like a bad head cold. Thanks for your prayers.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:13 AM (45fpk)

36 On the whiteboards ,in my office break room (that all of my 30 something employees had to walk by Friday afternoon btw) I wrote the following two phrases-

We hold these truths to be self evident

and on the other board

When in the course of human events,

Of the dozen or so comments- one person said it was some kind of psychotic break, one asked why I'd put up something from the Bible and the rest were dumb founded. One semi well informed post 29er said "I've never heard that in my life" before I told him what it was

cont

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:13 AM (cknjq)

37 I kinda liked the Mortal Engines books. it's far-future YA, so more like fantasy.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (PiwSw)

38 22 And I am still reading The Road to Wigan Pier. Orwell's description of the hate-filled socialists and their loathing for the working class they aspire to represent rings so true with today's Democrats, it isn't funny.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (2JVJo)

The SocDems really hate the working class. Look at licensing and how it shuts down opportunities to become independent. Look at the destruction of industrial education at the high level. We had kids building and selling houses back in the 1970s.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (ex2Cx)

39 Do I have a problem? I bought two Perry Mason books I have already read just because the stories are good and I like the cover dress. (Ballantine Books editions of the 1980s.) If I could, I would buy all the PM books with BB covers.
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022


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I love the Pocket Books editions of the '50s and '60s. Invariably there is an attractive woman on the cover, usually doing something cool, like sitting on a beach or perched on the railing of a beach house.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (c6xtn)

40 Several asked what it was.

Not one person knew. Not even a close guess.

Not one.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (cknjq)

41 40 Several asked what it was.

Not one person knew. Not even a close guess.

Not one.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (cknjq)

Thank a teacher.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:15 AM (PiwSw)

42 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 09:15 AM (ex2Cx)

43 Several asked what it was.

Not one person knew. Not even a close guess.

Not one.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (cknjq)


That's alarming.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:15 AM (45fpk)

44 And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 09:15 AM (ex2Cx)

45 That's sad WF. Maybe hand out some copies with their next paychecks?

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (sn5EN)

46 So, for those obscure writers and those trying to be writers, how does that make you feel? Are you discouraged because apparently utter garbage gets green lit for publishing and screen, or does it make you elated, thinking maybe some day you can get somewhere in your writing?

I do get discouraged, sometimes. I remember my agent (of years past) sending The Director's Cut out, only to be continually told by the publishing houses that there was no market for silent movie mysteries by a first-time author. But I also know that, were I shackled to a contract, I'd be trying to pump out a new Theda Bara book every year and I know that I cannot work on that schedule.

My ideal would be a variant of the way movie studios used to do it in the old days - they'd send scouts to local am-dram productions or wade through publisher's slush piles to find a promising actor or book to bring back to the studio and pitch. I would love it if someone would skim Cut[/] or Dreams and take out a film option.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (2JVJo)

47 Oops. At 32 I meant to write "am NOW having breakfast." I don't function well without a little food in me as well as coffee.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (c6xtn)

48 It must be disheartening as a writer to remain obscure when so many "airport authors" are raking in the big bucks.

Here are some writers who only achieved greatness after they passed on:

https://tinyurl.com/2tf3wsh8

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (Dc2NZ)

49 I just finished Red Horizens, Chronicles of a Communist Spy Chief that I highly recommend, written by Ion Mihai Pacepa. He was the highest ranking defector, at that time, of a communist country and immigrated to the United States in '78. His story is fascinating. He was literally a right hand man, the highest of advisors, to Romania's dictator president Nicolae Ceausescu and his ghastly wife, Elena.

The book goes into great detail on Ceausescu's stealing of technology from capitalist countries, and his favorite techniques involving "disinformation" campaigns and the placing of "influence" persons abroad to achieve his goals. I was particularly struck by the web of deception that can be created to achieve any outcome, just through disinformation being injected into the mainstream. Helped along by the press and false documentation. As Pacepa explained, disinformation campaigns can achieve anything. He said it was easy to do, especially with the leftists in America as they were gullible enough to believe anything.

He ultimately came to deeply love America, and in the end, died last year at 92 from covid. Fascinating book. Fascinating man.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 09:17 AM (sVtYq)

50 >>> 13 Hard to see "the amazing world" when your stupid face is stuck staring at your worthless 'smartphone' 24/7.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:03 AM (2JVJo)
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Exactly! That's one of the things she points out. We are being conditioned (on purpose?) to engage with our smartphones, not our environment. How many people are convinced that Twitter represents the "real" world?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:05 AM (K5n5d)

This totes won't be a problem when the destruction of the electrical grid reaches a tipping point in CA and other states.

Posted by: Darwin Awards at July 03, 2022 09:18 AM (llON8)

51 Not one person knew. Not even a close guess.

Not one.
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:14 AM (cknjq)
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I'm with grammie on that.

Which, by the way, Hi grammie!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:18 AM (5pTK/)

52 It must be disheartening as a writer to remain obscure when so many "airport authors" are raking in the big bucks.

Here are some writers who only achieved greatness after they passed on:

https://tinyurl.com/2tf3wsh8
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (Dc2NZ)
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That's a good list. Yeah, sometimes greatness doesn't come in one's own lifetime.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:19 AM (K5n5d)

53 I don't think pants girl really has a Harley iykwim.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 09:19 AM (sn5EN)

54 Finished Red Shirts by John Scalzi. It's mostly well written and clever enough. And it's way more than the initial conceit of what happens when the red shirts realize they are cannon fodder.

I am not 100% sold on it as some parts annoy me.

Posted by: blaster at July 03, 2022 09:19 AM (paGh3)

55 Perfessor, you make a salient point.

Anything more than 240 characters, including emojis, and, the younger generation loses interest.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (5pTK/)

56 That's alarming.
Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:15 AM

But, sadly, not surprising.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (ftFVW)

57 And yes, I do get depressed when I look at what's out there and is chosen as a best seller or a movie source.

But that's what alcohol is for.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (2JVJo)

58 @40 --

weirdflunky, that's sad.

I'm reminded of a scene in a Matt Helm story in which the sign and countersign between the Brits and Yanks were a phrase from the Declaration of Independence and one from the Magna Carta.

Having never read the latter, I would have failed that test.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (Om/di)

59 Try the test on people you know.

Ask or write out the source of "my phrases" and see what happens.

You might be surprised.

Not one.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (cknjq)

60 Hi blake!

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:21 AM (45fpk)

61 I just tried to post and it disappeared. Uggh! I am reading "The Pictorial History of the American Revolution" by Rupert Furneaux and published by Doubleday. It has prints and lovely watercolors, and text too, of course. This was a bicentennial edition. It was being tossed out by my son's community college library and he snagged it. Whether they were tossing it out because of no room or it wasn't "woke" enough for the current crop of librarians I do not know.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 09:21 AM (FZ2cV)

62 The Guilty Pleasure has something about frogs cooking frogs I think.

Those pants...now why don't you just drop them pants. Take'em right off.

I never understood how Jabba The Hutt could keep Princess Leia as a sex slave as he has no genitals.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 09:22 AM (R/m4+)

63 The squirrel's pimp hand is not strong this week.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 09:09 AM (EZebt)


"A pimp's hand is very different from that of a squirrel"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 09:22 AM (xhaym)

64 Been binge-reading some 90's X-Men comics recently. #300 and thereabouts: Fatal Attractions, Bloodties, Wedding of Cyclops and Pheonix, and Phalanx Covenant. It's essentially peak X-Men, with the roster and costumes that inspired the animated series. Some of the stories are great, some are a bit overblown, and some and just plain incomprehensible without an extensive knowledge of all the insanity that had transpired in the previous 50 issues. But in the end, it is all fun....

...The only downside is that it's hard not to think about what has been done to the current X-Men, and that just makes me cry...

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:22 AM (Lhaco)

65 Thank you, Perfessor, for that Epic Rap Battle. It is one of my favorites. It's right up there with Darth Vader versus Hitler.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 09:23 AM (ftFVW)

66 "Father of the H-Bomb" Edward Teller proposed that most of America's life should be moved underground to create a network of shelters, to include schools, libraries, and museums.

Ah, the imminent demise of life on earth. We forget the shitty parts of the past.

The book is very dense (in the good sense) and every page has something to entertain and enlighten the Cold War buff. I had never heard of Operation Sky Shield, a series of massive scale military exercises run by NORAD to test against a hypothetical air attack from the USSR. The USAF, the RAF, and the RCAF participated, with the Canadians playing the Soviets. The results were pretty scary: the official word was "99% effectiveness!", but the reality was that no more than a quarter of "enemy" planes were intercepted. I was blown away that they were able to ground civilian and international flights over North America during Sky Shield II. "Hundreds of NORAD fighters and SAC bombers took to the air to dogfight over American cities, as bombers tried to sneak south from Canada and evade early warning radars. Chaff from dogfights rained down on homes and business up and down the East Coast."

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:23 AM (Dc2NZ)

67 Good morning fellow Book Threadists and happy 4th of July. I hope everyone had a great week of reading.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 09:24 AM (7EjX1)

68 Weirdflunky maybe next time make it fill in the blank. Like:

Give me liberty, or give me ______ .

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 09:25 AM (sn5EN)

69 That Simpson's clip is one of my favorites.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:25 AM (PiwSw)

70 As an academic, I rarely read fiction, but I'm currently reading "Banging the Monkey" by Tod A. (vocalist/bass player for 90's also-rans Cop $hoot Cop and the criminally underrated Firewater), and thoroughly enjoying it.

Posted by: SomeAsshole at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (l6U1s)

71 I've *tried* to like Sci-Fi, but with very few exceptions, I just can't get into it. Especially written form. The one big exception is my wife and I both love the original Blade Runner movie, which was arguably based on a total crap short story. Also, I enjoyed The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series, but that is a mashup of some reading and more movie. Tolkien I will watch, but never sit down and read.
Is it ok if I still post here??

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (7Fj9P)

72 I never understood how Jabba The Hutt could keep Princess Leia as a sex slave as he has no genitals.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 09:22 AM (R/m4+)
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I believe Hutts are hermaphrodites...at least in the Legends continuity, which is the only continuity that matters (Disney canon is garbage)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (K5n5d)

73 By the way, TJM, thanks for taking the "Mortal Engines" bullet.

Though, I'm surprised you weren't injecting heroin into your eyeballs about the mid-point of your efforts.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (5pTK/)

74 I've *tried* to like Sci-Fi, but with very few exceptions, I just can't get into it. Especially written form. The one big exception is my wife and I both love the original Blade Runner movie, which was arguably based on a total crap short story. Also, I enjoyed The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series, but that is a mashup of some reading and more movie. Tolkien I will watch, but never sit down and read.
Is it ok if I still post here??
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (7Fj9P)
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Of course! What do you like to read? We have lots of different readers here....

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:28 AM (K5n5d)

75 I've *tried* to like Sci-Fi, but with very few exceptions, I just can't get into it.


Same here.

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:28 AM (45fpk)

76 Hiya Grammie ! Welcome back !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 09:28 AM (arJlL)

77 I'm afraid I've been lazily rereading Larry Correia's Monster Hunter series. I love them and just can't motivate myself to read something new right now.

Also, I've been thinking about reading Uncle Tom's Cabin here lately. Heard the Warrant song on my streaming service and felt guilty for not actually reading that back in high school when I was supposed to. Mostly feel bad because I really liked and respected the teacher who assigned, but hey, I was a dumb teenager.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 09:28 AM (ftFVW)

78 Bah. Jefferson should do his own damn writing, that plagiarizer.

Posted by: George Mason at July 03, 2022 09:29 AM (/NCI4)

79 Hiya JT! Thank you!

Posted by: grammie winger at July 03, 2022 09:29 AM (45fpk)

80 Surprising that for the first time in a long time I did not read much of anything this week. I have been watching The Terminal List on Prime. It is based on a book by Jack Carr that I read some time ago.
I think they have done an excellent job of following the book and I find the acting superb especially Chris Pratt. You forget that he is a movie star and see a man, not a glamorous arrogant Seal. It is subtle with his hair style and clothing. You can see he is extremely fit but unfortunately does not take his shirt off.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 09:29 AM (Y+l9t)

81 Currently I am reading Liane Moriarty's Nine Perfect Strangers. This is the lady whose Big Little Lies became the miniseries with Nicole Kidman. So far so good. Not sure if there is a crime element or thriller component to it, but the backstories, and the narration by the characters as the viewpoint comes around to each of them, are quite good.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 09:29 AM (c6xtn)

82 74 I've *tried* to like Sci-Fi, but with very few exceptions, I just can't get into it.
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Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (7Fj9P)

What did you like? We may be able to offer suggestions for similar books?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:30 AM (PiwSw)

83 My ideal would be a variant of the way movie studios used to do it in the old days - they'd send scouts to local am-dram productions or wade through publisher's slush piles to find a promising actor or book to bring back to the studio and pitch. I would love it if someone would skim Cut[/] or Dreams and take out a film option.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:16 AM (2JVJo)

Thanks. That leads to the question: who thought that Mortal Engines book was good, and how did they convince a studio to pay for the movie, while they ignore your work?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:30 AM (7bRMQ)

84 Thanks for the links, Eris! Would like to add those to my shelf; they look fascinating.

I read a book a few years back, had kind of forgotten about it, but I think I'm going to put it in the re-read list. It is "Toros &Torsos" by Craig McDonald. There is a gruesome murder, Black Dahlia style, and the author weaves critique of surrealist art into the story.

I've always loved art, and this book gave me a completely different perspective on surrealism, while satisfying my murder mystery jones.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (OX9vb)

85
Lots of sitting around doing nothing. Re-reading Savage Grace by Natalie Robins and Steve Aronson about the murder of Barbara Baekeland by her son Antony, great-grandson of the inventor of Bakelite.

It's an oral history told by the biggest bunch of vacuous, horrifying people ever assembled. Little mag editors, authors, painters, art gallery curators, socialites and ladies who lunch, all backbiting and name dropping to beat the band.

The worst characters are the family itself. Two of them are dead, but the husband and father Brooks Baekeland takes the cake with stuff like "I was always free. I was always successful in everything I wished to do. But I despised success. I despised money and show. I laughed - a grave offense to those who cannot laugh! I thumbed my nose at my father and at the sheepism of Man." Then the brutal truth comes down from someone sensible: "a brilliant wealthy man who has never actually done any productive work though he made one expedition to South America and wrote an article about it.”

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (/U27+)

86 Guten morgen horden!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (/jQbM)

87 Recently pledged to/pre-ordered Hunter Ninja Bear on kickstarter, but I've got a feeling in the pit of my stomach that it won't get funded. You'd think that a comic book would be the perfect place for a story about Ninjas verses Indians, particularly with a veteran writer (Chuck Dixon) and artist. But the usual suspects have destroyed the comic industry so badly that silly-but-neat ideas have to resort to crowd-funding, and are seemingly failing even there....

But at least I can smile at George Martin being called a myopic manitee. I've seen that rap battle video a couple times, and ripping on Martin never gets old.

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (Lhaco)

88 Posted by: Dali Madison at July 03, 2022 09:08 AM (sn5EN)

Ha! Clever nic!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (OX9vb)

89 I don't really like cell phones, but I have to say that my son reads a lot of articles (and not silly ones-because I ask. Soe I don't even understand what it is from the title) and even parts of books on his cell phone. If I've given him nothing else as a legacy he has gained from his dad and me, he does appreciate books and reading. He went to school with some kid who said that he never read a complete book while he was in high school, which I found sad. Apparently he's a smart kid-just doesn't like reding for pleasure.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 09:32 AM (FZ2cV)

90 "the inventor of Bakelite."

For years on BBSs and elsewhere my handle was "Bakelite".

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 09:33 AM (sn5EN)

91 Yay, book thread! I guess I'm one of those sci-fi centric authors, although I've since moved away from the genre somewhat. I may come back to the rest of Battle Officer Wolf (it's on my 'to do' list), but CHINA is taking up all my damn time.

So...over 64,000 words, which makes this the second longest thing I've ever written (Fall of the Commonwealth, book 3 of the Man of Destiny series holds the record a 75,000 words).

I'm in the middle of World War II, and my goal is to hammer out this chapter and dig into the subsequent civil war by the end of the holiday weekend.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:33 AM (llXky)

92 Castle Guy, I wish I knew when Marvel became dead to me.

The seeds of the abandonment began with Bendis' destruction of the Avengers. His New Avengers book did nothing for me despite the high sales and critical acclaim. And his Secret Invasion miniseries had a great concept, but the execution was so lackluster that I abandoned it halfway through.

As far as I'm concerned, current Marvel takes place in a parallel universe, and I don't have to go there.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:33 AM (Om/di)

93 The short story 'the black ravine' is a fun read - written by a Soviet Ukrainian back in the 80's. Free for download at archive.org/details/theblackravine the epub and mobi files are good to go but the pdf is a hot mess.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 09:33 AM (gx4Oa)

94 I mentioned the other day, KTE & I went to used bookstore we'd never been to. Well organized, lots of old scifi that gave me nostalgia. I was very disciplined and only got 6 books.
We'll be back.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (/jQbM)

95 I think they have done an excellent job of following the book and I find the acting superb especially Chris Pratt.

Hi, Sharon. I believe we were discussing it a few nights ago. At the time, I had only seen episodes 1-2 and thought it was slow, and you said it got better after that. I agree. It's very nicely done in ep. 3-4. I'm looking forward to the others.

However, as always, I find myself trying to figure out the plot twists ahead of time (at least I think so). I need to stop thinking and just enjoy it. Perhaps that's why I read less fiction than I used too.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (/NCI4)

96 Time for church! Have a good day all. Keep on reading, and praying, and thanks for the book thread.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (FZ2cV)

97 I've *tried* to like Sci-Fi, but with very few exceptions, I just can't get into it. Especially written form. The one big exception is my wife and I both love the original Blade Runner movie, which was arguably based on a total crap short story. Also, I enjoyed The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe series, but that is a mashup of some reading and more movie. Tolkien I will watch, but never sit down and read.
Is it ok if I still post here??
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022


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There was a time, when I was about 15-18, that I didn't "get" written SF either. Then I ran across Robert A. Heinlein's collection The Past Through Tomorrow, and suddenly saw what it was all supposed to be about. You might want to try some of his work.

Tolkien is pretty dense stuff. I like Fred Saberhagen's Empire of the East and the Books of Swords.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (c6xtn)

98 I read a ton of sci-fi as a teen blake. Most of it is sadly dated.

For example, I recently read a collection of short stories by Philip K. Dick. Good grief, no idea why that man continued to be published, back when.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (5pTK/)

99 Wolfus, I thought "Nine Perfect Strangers" was great. The psychologist's unorthodox method to break through barriers was...trippy.

I liked how your initial assumptions about each character are proved wrong as you get to know them.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (Dc2NZ)

100 2 For Vmom!
Posted by: All Hail Eris


*Salutes Eris*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 09:34 AM (/jQbM)

101 went through Kal Sprigg's (multiple, apparently; it's not the best organized, IMHO) Valor series. Sigh. Another series I'm in the middle of. I don't think Terry Mancour's gonna finish his SpellMonnger series, Andrew Wareham's gotta a couple ongoing, Nathan Lowell's Ishamael books. And his Wizard's butler (TBF, only one, which stands alone, but he's talked about a sequel). And probably others I can't remember. Gave up on Laurence Dhaner's latest series since it felt like he wanted to show his SJW creds too strongly I do like his older stuff though, Hyliss Family and Bonesetters. He's good at taking an idea (e.g., telekenisis, mind reading), limiting their effect (sometimes) and exploring practical uses.

Anyway, got a new (for me, it's been out a couple of months) book from Doug Boulter (Kindle only, apparently) and saw an Agatha Christie on KU, so, since it's been a LONG time since I read and AC, I picked that up.

Posted by: yara at July 03, 2022 09:35 AM (hBsVD)

102 Jabba may or may not have had genitalia, but he had a tongue that went on for miles.

*sighs wistfully*

Posted by: Leia O. of Alderran at July 03, 2022 09:35 AM (ySCnP)

103 Re: PG Wodehouse. I love the Jeeves and Wooster series, both the books and film adaptations. I bought his Anthology of Golf Stories, and was quickly bored. It was essentially variations on one story, and a handful of recycling characters.
The guy wrote a lot, that much is sure.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:35 AM (7Fj9P)

104 Jabba may or may not have had genitalia, but he had a tongue that went on for miles.

*sighs wistfully*
Posted by: Leia O. of Alderran at July 03, 2022 09:35 AM (ySCnP)
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Need Brain Bleach! STAT!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:36 AM (K5n5d)

105 9 Roy Thomas' Avengers ends, Steve Englehart's Avengers begins. Some panels are half captions. It made for chatty reading, but the rule is "show, not tell."
A change of genres is next.

Do I have a problem? I bought two Perry Mason books I have already read just because the stories are good and I like the cover dress. (Ballantine Books editions of the 1980s.) If I could, I would buy all the PM books with BB covers.
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:03 AM (Om/di)

I think I've read the books you're going through. (Avengers Omnibus 4) For me, at least, the diologue and caption style of that era just made the books kind of hard to get into. But it is amusing to think that practically every hero of those books has been adapted into a movie or tv spin-off...

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:36 AM (Lhaco)

106 It is "Toros &Torsos" by Craig McDonald. There is a gruesome murder, Black Dahlia style, and the author weaves critique of surrealist art into the story.

That sounds interesting. The Dahlia case has always fascinated me. Too bad the DePalma movie was such a mess.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:37 AM (2JVJo)

107 That's a good list. Yeah, sometimes greatness doesn't come in one's own lifetime.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:19 AM (K5n5d)

But it keeps us in money!!!

Posted by: The Heirs at July 03, 2022 09:37 AM (7bRMQ)

108 *sighs wistfully*
Posted by: Leia O. of Alderran at July 03, 2022 09:35 AM

Ugh, I just threw up in my mouth a little.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 09:37 AM (ftFVW)

109 arrgh. how could i forget AHL's Man of Destiny books. Loved them and he completed the series. (Maybe that's why I didn't think of them)

Posted by: yara at July 03, 2022 09:38 AM (hBsVD)

110 And I am still reading The Road to Wigan Pier. Orwell's description of the hate-filled socialists and their loathing for the working class they aspire to represent rings so true with today's Democrats, it isn't funny.
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Solidarnosc.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 09:38 AM (MIKMs)

111 I seem to recall a day when one aspired to writing, "The Great American Novel."

These days, writing "The Great American Tweet" seems to be the summit of ambition.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:39 AM (5pTK/)

112 As part of my research (and because I was curious) I read Richard B. Frank's Downfall: The End of the Imperial Japanese Empire.

This is not happy reading. It's not as bad as Bloodlands, but Frank does not pull punches in describing what happens when an incendiary raid creates a firestorm.

The thrust of the book is that the Pacific War ended in about the best possible way. None of the alternatives bandied about by historians were viable. Frank digs into documents that only became available in the 90s to prove that Japan was in fact going to fight to every last man, woman and child and that careful study of our tactics had given them a large bag of "dirty tricks" to use on our troops if we landed. Operation Olympic would have been a bloodbath.

The other alternative - favored by the Navy and Army Air Force - was to just starve the Japanese to death. The Air Force had mastered incendiary attacks and figured that if every town was razed and all grain supplied wrecked, the Japanese would sue for peace or die.

It gives insight into how military decisions were made as well. This is the definitive case for dropping atomic bombs and IMO irrefutable.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:39 AM (llXky)

113
But it keeps us in money!!!
Posted by: The Heirs at July 03, 2022 09:37 AM (7bRMQ)

_________

Oh, look! An undiscovered chapter!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 09:39 AM (/U27+)

114 "Are you discouraged because apparently utter garbage gets green lit for publishing and screen, or does it make you elated, thinking maybe some day you can get somewhere in your writing?"

Well, I am energized, because I can look at such drek, and know that I can indeed write better, and I have readers and fans enough to be reassured of that. That the NY-based Literary Industrial Complex doesn't recognize it is just ... well, they're looking inward, offering huge contracts to politicians for books that no one will ever read as a kind of money-laundering set-up, and keeping a handful of establishment authors going, even after death, by paying ghostwriters to carry on a series that is well past it's best-if-by-date.

Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 03, 2022 09:40 AM (xnmPy)

115 OK, think I will go outside and enjoy the day before it starts raining.

https://tinyurl.com/fhc5b

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:40 AM (2JVJo)

116 And yes, I do get depressed when I look at what's out there and is chosen as a best seller or a movie source.

But that's what alcohol is for.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM (2JVJo)

Do you think it motivates you to write more? Also, do you find it hard to write, or easy? I mean, do ideas and writing flow, or do you have to spend hours on a sentence or paragraph?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)

117 Pseudopods. It's a thing.

Posted by: Jabba at July 03, 2022 09:41 AM (sn5EN)

118 ...and keeping a handful of establishment authors going, even after death, by paying ghostwriters to carry on a series that is well past it's best-if-by-date.
Posted by: Sgt. Mom at July 03, 2022 09:40 AM (xnmPy)

...speaking of Robert Ludlum...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:41 AM (PiwSw)

119 I read "The Statesman as Thinker: Portraits of Greatness, Courage, and Moderation" by Daniel Mahoney. It's a thin volume which draws the common character traits of men the author considers as great statesmen, including Washington, Lincoln, Churchill, and surprisingly, De Gaulle, rather than just power hungry types like Napoleon and Caesar. The key is "moderation", which sounds kind of banal, but is essential to differentiating the two types.

The book was okay, but the most interesting part was his description of De Gaulle. Yes, he was a PITA, but he had reasons of statecraft for doing what he did. It wasn't exclusively about his ego.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (/NCI4)

120 Archimedes, I still have the last episode to watch but still really impressed. It is hard to watch at times but that is because you see the agony of James Reese. I also like how they remind you with the flashbacks of how the other characters fit in the story and why they are important.
In a way, I like it better than the book. I read it a long time ago but the book has a lot of military description that I didn't care about at the time(I know more about guns now.lol) while this series just tells the story.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Y+l9t)

121 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Om/di)

122 I just finished The Lost Man by Jane Harper. I liked it. I have enjoyed all her books. My next book is The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles. I hope it is as good as his last one, A Gentleman in Moscow.

Posted by: Quirky bookworm at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (EbJ6H)

123 It gives insight into how military decisions were made as well. This is the definitive case for dropping atomic bombs and IMO irrefutable.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:39 AM (llXky)
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Chicago Boyz did a deep dive into what would have happened, had the allies invaded Japan. Great read, and, their conclusion; Well, Chicago Boyz titled the article, "The Million Casualty Lie."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (5pTK/)

124 I have to admit -- I did not have "discussion of Jabba the Hutt's No No Square" on my bingo card today...

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (PiwSw)

125 Currently reading “True Raiders”, by Brad Ricca. It’s the story of the 1909 expedition to find the Ark of the Covenant. Very interesting so far. Love those turn of the century Brits. Can’t wait to finish so I know if they find it!!!

Posted by: RetSgtRN at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (NVtgT)

126 An excerpt from my real-book reading this past week: 'The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes', which features a quotation by the Roman writer Procopius describing the physical appearance of Huns:

"The Hun haircut was achieved by 'clipping the hair short on the front of the head down to the temples, then letting it hang down in great length and disorder at the back.'"

So.....A mullet? Now I want to a movie/comic/whatever that portrays the Huns as a bunch of marauding rednecks!

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (Lhaco)

127 This totes won't be a problem when the destruction of the electrical grid reaches a tipping point in CA and other states.
Posted by: Darwin Awards at July 03, 2022 09:18 AM (llON

I wonder if, deep down in ther subconscious, they want that kind of dystopia so they can be freed from their devices.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (OX9vb)

128 I read a book a few years back, had kind of forgotten about it, but I think I'm going to put it in the re-read list. It is "Toros &Torsos" by Craig McDonald. There is a gruesome murder, Black Dahlia style, and the author weaves critique of surrealist art into the story.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 09:31 AM (OX9vb)

there's a whole series of those about the main character, Hector Lassiter. And they're on KU. (Add to TBR list)

Posted by: yara at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (hBsVD)

129 Hey, let's not slam smartphones. Without them, I don't read Ace.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (Om/di)

130 The thrust of the book is that the Pacific War ended in about the best possible way. None of the alternatives bandied about by historians were viable.

The atomic bombs used on Japan were almost the definition of a deus ex machina.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 09:44 AM (/NCI4)

131 121 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Om/di)

I just saw the beginning of The Last Jedi last night, where the Rebel Alliance had Space Bombers. Gravity in space? How does it work?

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:44 AM (PiwSw)

132 I haven't been there in a while, but the Portland International Airport (PDX) has a branch of Powell's books that may or may not carry some used books in addition to new ones. I suppose they might stock some used ones that are known to still be in high demand (recent bestsellers).

Posted by: PabloD at July 03, 2022 09:44 AM (ySCnP)

133 "...it's possible that the students were woefully unprepared for dense prose because they had never encountered it before."

Yes; that's called "learning."

It's supposed to be a challenge. Otherwise we would have high school seniors reading graphic novels and 4th grade level books...

Oh. Wait...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (XIJ/X)

134 AHL - last week you mentioned the book 'origins of the chinese revolution 1915-1949. Out of print but available to read for free at archive.org. Several edition can be found there - Open Library has one or two copies. And more copies can be found at the ordinary archive.org site texts and community texts for one hour checkout or multi day checkout.

On my paperwhite at the local cafe - clumsy keyboard!

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (gx4Oa)

135 After last week's discussion of short stories I started a list to be investigated, or re-read like the PG Wodehouse books. The next day I learned that Spencer Quinn, who writes the Chet and Bernie mysteries released an e-book of short stories. Good timing. I've read others of his and they are excellent. My favorite title from them is "A Cat Was Involved". Delightful.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (7EjX1)

136 I believe Hutts are hermaphrodites...at least in the Legends continuity, which is the only continuity that matters (Disney canon is garbage)
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (K5n5d)

That explains it. You would think Jabba would have kept Leia in the kitchen making slug sammichs for him instead of prancing around half nekkid on a chain.

Thanks Perfessor Squirrel!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (R/m4+)

137 An excerpt from my real-book reading this past week: 'The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes', which features a quotation by the Roman writer Procopius describing the physical appearance of Huns:

I just finished rereading that book, and really enjoyed it. In my daydreams, I think about what it must have been like to set out on one of those journeys. Wakhan Corridor here I come!

Posted by: Archimedes at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (/NCI4)

138
If, in 1948, Japan finally fell after a bloody campaign that cost 250,000 American lives and it came out that we had a weapon that might have ended the war three years earlier but chose not to use it, well, there would be a lot of politicians hanging from lamp posts.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 09:46 AM (/U27+)

139 Do you think it motivates you to write more? Also, do you find it hard to write, or easy? I mean, do ideas and writing flow, or do you have to spend hours on a sentence or paragraph?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)
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Speaking for myself, YES. Bad writing is a huge inspiration to me. Battle Office Wolf was a response to all the awful Beowulf movies that came out a few years ago.

The Man of Destiny is 250,000 words of me yelling "YOU DID IT WRONG!!!" to George Lucas and showing how the Star War prequels should have been.

Vampires of Michigan is my response to Twilight, Vampire Diaries and every other emo angst-filled entry in the genre.

Long Live Death is a direct attack on the left's lies about the Spanish Civil War and my *still untitled* China book is directed against all the Chi-com sycophants out there.

I feed on bad writing. It is my fuel.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (llXky)

140 Someone mentioned "Chase the Wild Pigeons" here, and I just finished it. Great read. It's kind of a Huck Finn story, but with the Civil War raging as a backdrop. It is as politically incorrect as can be, and would likely be purged from the shelves if it had a wider following. It has wonderful characters, and captures an extremely complicated moment of our history.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (7Fj9P)

141 Well, Chicago Boyz titled the article, "The Million Casualty Lie."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (5pTK/)

Bingo! I have been ranting about that for years. The U.S. armed forces was an incredible war machine in the summer of 1945. They would have beaten the Japanese far more easily and convincingly than the supposition.

That being said...Thank God for the atomic bomb!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (XIJ/X)

142 Now I want to a movie/comic/whatever that portrays the Huns as a bunch of marauding rednecks!
Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM

NO! I already see too many mullets even without new media hyping the look to the kiddies.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (ftFVW)

143 So new bookless now, want to continue on Russian history, not sure if forward of backward from the Russian Revolution

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (2JoB8)

144 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Om/di)
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There are a lot of shades of science fiction, so many that TV Tropes has a "Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness" trope:

https://tinyurl.com/n57zm6v9

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:48 AM (K5n5d)

145 Gravity in space? How does it work?

Artificially.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:49 AM (Om/di)

146 Can’t wait to finish so I know if they find it!!!
Posted by: RetSgtRN

It's in the warehouse; but, it'll be very hard to find.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:49 AM (RA08Q)

147 AHL - last week you mentioned the book 'origins of the chinese revolution 1915-1949. Out of print but available to read for free at archive.org.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 09:45 AM (gx4Oa)
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Cool! I'm almost done with it. The author is really insightful, but he does buy a bit too much into the "Chiang Kai-shek was greedy and incompetent," line of thinking. It's hard to think of anyone else who could have done better than he did under the circumstances.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:49 AM (llXky)

148 I just saw the beginning of The Last Jedi last night, where the Rebel Alliance had Space Bombers. Gravity in space? How does it work?
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 09:44 AM (PiwSw)
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And that's not even the dumbest thing that happens in that movie...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:50 AM (K5n5d)

149 Here are some writers who only achieved greatness after they passed on:

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Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness shoveled upon them.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 09:50 AM (FVME7)

150 "Gravity in space? How does it work?"

Well.

Posted by: Jabba at July 03, 2022 09:52 AM (sn5EN)

151 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."
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Niven and Pournelle. Bear, Benford, and Brin. Enough real science to anchor the speculative world building.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (MIKMs)

152 Some are born great, some achieve greatness, some have greatness shoveled upon them.

What?

Posted by: Maya Angelou at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (/NCI4)

153 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Om/di)

I've noted many SciFi books are travelogues with short vignettes. See most(any!) of Alan Dean Foster's works.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (RA08Q)

154 And that's not even the dumbest thing that happens in that movie...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:50 AM (K5n5d)
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I remember being entranced by the Star Wars trilogy when they came out. The special effects were so advanced, they distracted one from the insipid dialogue and acting.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (5pTK/)

155 92 Castle Guy, I wish I knew when Marvel became dead to me.

The seeds of the abandonment began with Bendis' destruction of the Avengers. His New Avengers book did nothing for me despite the high sales and critical acclaim. And his Secret Invasion miniseries had a great concept, but the execution was so lackluster that I abandoned it halfway through.

As far as I'm concerned, current Marvel takes place in a parallel universe, and I don't have to go there.
Posted by: Weak Geek

For me, Marvel died progressively from New X-Men to One More Day, to Civil War. That's the point where it started to feel like writers really hated the characters, or the history of the characters....

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (Lhaco)

156 Well, Chicago Boyz titled the article, "The Million Casualty Lie."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (5pTK/)

Bingo! I have been ranting about that for years. The U.S. armed forces was an incredible war machine in the summer of 1945. They would have beaten the Japanese far more easily and convincingly than the supposition.

That being said...Thank God for the atomic bomb!
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

And that's why there's no Million Comment Rule !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 09:54 AM (arJlL)

157 Ah Renaissance. I remember looking through it while waiting for someone's flight to come In.

I remember the allergic reaction to dust I had afterword more however.

Posted by: Bete at July 03, 2022 09:55 AM (a0KPx)

158
"Chiang Kai-shek was greedy and incompetent,"

_________

China when Mao took over was in better shape than when Mao died.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (/U27+)

159 Chicago Boyz did a deep dive into what would have happened, had the allies invaded Japan. Great read, and, their conclusion; Well, Chicago Boyz titled the article, "The Million Casualty Lie."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (5pTK/)
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Given than none of them were going to be in the first, second or third waves, I'd tell them to STFU.

Seriously, it takes some serious stones to call out Nimitz, King, and their subordinates as pussies. The Navy had intel that the Japanese were going to use training biplanes as kamikazes. They could fly off of short strips, go low and slow and radar could not pick them up until they were practically on top of the ships. They were light enough that proximity fuzes didn't pick them up.

A 'live test' by the Japanese blew the bow off a destroyer and the whole navy crapped their collective pants.

The real fear was they'd aim for the troopships (which was in fact the Japanese plan).

And then there were the shore-launched suicide torpedoes...

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (llXky)

160 Maybe Jabba being the business creature he was was pimping her out?

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (2JoB8)

161 I hacked three recent articles about woke culture and jammed them into epub and mobi ebook form and named the 'book' Progressive [in]breeding. Subversive conservatism! Do not download the pdf - that file version is auto-converted by archive software.

archive.org/details/progressive-inbreeding

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (gx4Oa)

162 I read "To The Last Man" by Zane Grey last week. I also read "The Bar 20-Three" by Clarence Mulford, a Hopalong Cassidy book. I read those to see how the classic western writers wrote. A bit more flowery than I expected.

I'm currently reading through "A Century of Great Western Stories" on the recommendation of Wolfus Aurelius. I haven't read "Sergeant Houck" yet, I'm reading in order. There are typical shootouts, a science fiction western, and a laugh out loud story. Interesting because my retirement time "try to write stories" makes me wonder if I can even do it.

Was a massive reader when a kid, and did some college newspaper work, so you'd think I could do it, but who knows.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (7bRMQ)

163 @144 --

Eeek, I already have half a dozen TVTropes tags open on the machine at work (for lunch break reading)!

That said, the site also has a scale for espionage/secret agent fiction, from Champagne to Stale Beer.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (Om/di)

164 For me, Marvel died progressively from New X-Men to One More Day, to Civil War. That's the point where it started to feel like writers really hated the characters, or the history of the characters....
Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 09:53 AM (Lhaco)
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That's a very common trend these days. The authors tasked with continuing the adventures of existing franchises HATE the original characters and do everything they can to destroy them, in favor of "woke" versions of the same characters. It's idiotic.

No wonder the fans are turning away from Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel, Doctor Who, pick a franchise...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (K5n5d)

165 I always associate the 4th of July with the Battle of Gettysburg as well as Independence Day. So I'm reading Shelby Foote's "The Stars in their Courses" about Gettysburg. I forget just how good Foote is at describing the scene and circumstances of the situation without endless footnotes and context. This is literature even as history. He drops the readers into that world and lets them discover the story as the participants do. It's very effective.

I also got out my good hard bound copy of the founding documents. Reading the Declaration is a refreshing and bracing experience. And so appropriate right now.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 09:57 AM (7EjX1)

166 Hmmm. I don't actually know if the Horde tends towards science fiction and fantasy literature
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Actually Prof, it's a bit of mirror time. I don't know about the Horde either, but you clearly lean that way, and hence as Cob, so does this feature. So naturally, it draws responses in the same area.
So it's up to us whose interests float in other seas to gird our loins and speak up, which many do in interesting ways.
Nothing wrong with any of this, it's the way these things work.

Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 09:58 AM (4780s)

167 Maybe Jabba being the business creature he was was pimping her out?
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (2JoB
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Hutt culture is largely based on "gangster" or "mobster" culture, so yeah, it would not surprise me if he handed out slaves as "party favors" for his preferred clients.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:58 AM (K5n5d)

168 it takes some serious stones to call out Nimitz, King, and their subordinates as pussies.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (llXky)

Nonsense. Nobody called those men "pussies."

The point was that they were planning a worst-case invasion, and the odds were overwhelming that it would not progress that way.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:59 AM (XIJ/X)

169 The pants guy isn't a guy. The pants she's wearing serves as a lesson from Mother Nature.

She's a rabid porcupine with a ten gallon bladder of skunk juice.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 09:59 AM (arJlL)

170 Maybe Jabba being the business creature he was was pimping her out?
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (2JoB

Excellent point. I missed that one but it also makes sense.

Thanks Skip!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 09:59 AM (R/m4+)

171 The real fear was they'd aim for the troopships (which was in fact the Japanese plan).

And then there were the shore-launched suicide torpedoes...
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 09:56 AM (llXky)
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The conclusions by Chicago Boyz were "The Million Casualty Lie" was government understating, by a wide margin, the actual number of expected casualties.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:00 AM (5pTK/)

172 It's not my motivation any longer, but a Clive Cussler novel was what drove me to finish and submit my first book, which eventually got published. The Cussler novel in question was Sahara, and I decided that if that pointless pile of . . . sand . . . could get published, I could, too.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:00 AM (QZxDR)

173 137 'The Roman Empire and the Silk Routes'

I just finished rereading that book, and really enjoyed it. In my daydreams, I think about what it must have been like to set out on one of those journeys. Wakhan Corridor here I come!
Posted by: Archimedes

What great timing! I'm about done with it myself. I just need one more sunny day in the park, without mosquitoes tormenting me...

...I've had an interest in those forgotten central Asian empires (Bactria, Sogdia, etc.) ever since I read 'Wolf of the Steppes' by Harold Lamb, and the 'El Borak' collection by Robert E Howard. Its just.....such a different world than what we normally get in fantasy/historical epics.

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 10:00 AM (Lhaco)

174 Bingo! I have been ranting about that for years. The U.S. armed forces was an incredible war machine in the summer of 1945.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:47 AM (XIJ/X)
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Actually, war-weariness was setting in a big way. The losses at Okinawa were appalling to both Army and Navy. Domestic opinion wanted Japan crushed, but also wanted the draft curtailed. No one under 19 was to be sent overseas.

In addition, long-service ground troops wanted to go home. As part of the redeployment from Europe to the Pacific, the senior-most troops were reassigned to non-combat duties. This meant that First Army was going to be pretty green.

Meanwhile, the Japanese had learned from their mistakes. I'm not saying we wouldn't have won, but at what cost? And what counts as "winning" when your optimistic estimate is adding 50 percent more war dead to our WW II total?

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:01 AM (llXky)

175 Actually Prof, it's a bit of mirror time. I don't know about the Horde either, but you clearly lean that way, and hence as Cob, so does this feature. So naturally, it draws responses in the same area.
So it's up to us whose interests float in other seas to gird our loins and speak up, which many do in interesting ways.
Nothing wrong with any of this, it's the way these things work.
Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 09:58 AM (4780s)
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I try not to let me personal leanings get too much in the way of providing content, though it will naturally leak through from time to time.

I'm happy to include content from other Morons who have different reading interests, but they have to send me something I can use as a starting point. For instance, the link Captain Hate sent me.

If you have a particular reading interest you'd like to highlight, send me an email and I'll see what I can do...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:01 AM (K5n5d)

176 @155 --

Civil War. Another miniseries that I abandoned.

That's also when I realized that Millar wrote purely for shock. Sold all of his Ultimates books and never regretted it.

And to think I was once a steady reader of his Millarworld website.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 10:02 AM (Om/di)

177 I think a new rule has been established - you should take a shower before entering the Book Thread, so you're fresh and clean.

The Book Thread is all about a sound mind in a clean body.
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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Agree, but results in violations of the sans pantaloons rule. Air dry for the win.

Posted by: From about that time at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (4780s)

178
The conclusions by Chicago Boyz were "The Million Casualty Lie" was government understating, by a wide margin, the actual number of expected casualties.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:00 AM (5pTK/)
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The Army was. American Caesar himself, who wanted to wade into the surf. If The Bomb hadn't intervened, the Navy planned to tell Truman they couldn't do it.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (llXky)

179 Asking for Horde direction here:

Does anyone know where I should look for correspondence between Adams and Jefferson regarding the 'crime' of sedition? I seem to remember it, but have no idea where to start looking.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (MIKMs)

180 I think a lot of what's called "science fiction" is better described as "fantasy with space travel."

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:42 AM (Om/di)

Star Wars, right?

Posted by: Star Trek at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (7bRMQ)

181 My reading this week:

Finally finished Jordan Peterson's Beyond Order. Speaking of dense writing... that man thinks in paragraphs. Paragraphs that take up an entire page. Worth it, though.

John Ringo & Lydia Sherrer's Into the Real was a lovely palette cleanser. As readable in quick bits of free time as Beyond Order was not, and while I skimmed over the RPG mechanics bits (it's LitRPG, so I can't blame 'em for those. The LitRPG fans probably enjoyed those bits), the story itself was amusing, and the twist at the end I clearly saw coming, but the protagonist's choices I did not.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at July 03, 2022 10:04 AM (wrzAm)

182
The point was that they were planning a worst-case invasion, and the odds were overwhelming that it would not progress that way.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:59 AM (XIJ/X)

___________

Casualties steadily increased from Saipan to Iwo Jima to Okinawa. I'm not sure it would have been a cakewalk.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 10:05 AM (/U27+)

183 I always associate the 4th of July with the Battle of Gettysburg as well as Independence Day. So I'm reading Shelby Foote's "The Stars in their Courses" about Gettysburg.
Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 09:57 AM (7EjX1)
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The Killer Angels is a great novel about Gettysburg. The movie sucks, but it's a wonderful read. Highly recommend even for people who aren't particularly interested in military history because it tells the story of the battle on a human level.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:06 AM (llXky)

184 Regarding why I keep toiling away at the laptop when hacks like Dan Brown make millions from cutting and pasting paragraphs from Wikipedia and travel guidebooks into the same plot over and over . . .

The SF writer John Wright wrote a great little blog post about "the Book of Gold" -- that amazing book you read and never forget. It's different for everyone (and may change during your life). He posited that your book may be the Book of Gold for one person, maybe not even born yet. Write it for that reader.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:06 AM (QZxDR)

185 Someone recommended "Comanche Empire" by Pekka Hamalainen, so I finished that this week. It's a very thorough study of the natives of the Comancheria range of West Texas from the time of the Spanish influence (1750 or so) until they gave up the battle and went to the rez.
Interestingly, they were "raiding and trading" the whole time, with the exception of the period of the Civil War then it was "where did all the wipipo go?"

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:08 AM (jTmQV)

186 Back from a constitutional with the lively and athletic Mrs naturalfake.

Now, lessee what this here thread is all about.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 10:08 AM (5NkmN)

187 I'm so sorry I missed the short story thread. I can access the thread, but not the comments. Anyone else having better luck?

As for me, I write short stories for different reasons, though I rarely understand that until I'm looking back. Sometimes it's a way of getting to know a character before I write a full-length work. Some characters I can only handle in short takes--one does murder for hire and works in spas and hair salons to get close to her victims. She's scary, and I can't write about her often, but alas, she won't leave me alone. I also once challenged myself to write a novel in which each chapter was a short story. No idea why I did that.

Posted by: Wenda at July 03, 2022 10:09 AM (TK9+5)

188 The Army was. American Caesar himself, who wanted to wade into the surf. If The Bomb hadn't intervened, the Navy planned to tell Truman they couldn't do it.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (llXky)
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Truman also claimed he never second guessed himself about the decision to drop the bomb. I suspect Truman's war experience might have had something to do with it.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:09 AM (5pTK/)

189 Never saw Killer Angels, everyone says it's bad. July 4 should be Vicksburg day, 1,2,3 are Gettysburg

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:09 AM (2JoB8)

190 The SF writer John Wright wrote a great little blog post about "the Book of Gold" -- that amazing book you read and never forget. It's different for everyone (and may change during your life). He posited that your book may be the Book of Gold for one person, maybe not even born yet. Write it for that reader.
Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:06 AM (QZxDR)
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That sounds like good advice. Write the book that *you* would like to read.

I scan through reddit's r/fantasy thread from time to time. People have some really bizarre requests for highly specific recommendations. They seem confused why no one has written the book they desire to read. Of course, it doesn't seem to occur to them to WRITE that book...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:09 AM (K5n5d)

191 The sudden end of the war in the Pacific versus the alt-history of the extension of the war. Post-war events in China would've been much changed.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (gx4Oa)

192 Forget those racist, sexist, homophobe, white male American soldiers, the atomic bombings saved far more Japanese lives than they cost. They were preparing to send Japanese school girls armed with bamboo into machine gun fire and up against tanks. As we are finding out in our own country, there is no limit on how crazy a country can get. Rational discussions on whether the Japanese should have realized that they were beaten simply have no relevance. They were going to kamikaze their entire country.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (FVME7)

193 Last week's theme of short stories inspired me to by a collection of Evelyn Waugh's works. I'm holding back on getting into it, though I couldn't resist starting "Basil Seal Rides Again."

Basil Seal was Waugh's anti-hero from his Smart Set books during the 30s. Waugh last featured him in Put Out More Flags, which shows how the Smart Set reacted to the outbreak of the war.

The current short story is about Basil in middle age, and it is a hoot.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (llXky)

194 ...he deracination of literature by Mary Gaitskill.It's a very long-winded article...
... The prose interfered with students' understanding of the story...


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you must also consider attention-span. My nephews run a moderately successful website devoted to video games (tips and reviews) and some sports-related content. They are very tuned in to the metrics of their viewership, and can track number and duration of page views et cetera. They tell me that when they post an article with paragraphs consisting of multiple sentences that page 'stickiness' (or duration of views) drops off precipitously. Their readers (heavily skewed towards older teens, 20s and 30s) will not keep attention focused on even a little wall of text. So they limit their posts to broken up sections with no more than two sentences in each block of text. It's tough to write Moby Dick in that format.

Even old farts such as ace's readers have that same tendency. There is a lot of stuff competing for eyeballs.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (kXYt5)

195 There are a lot of shades of science fiction, so many that TV Tropes has a "Mohs Scale of Science Fiction Hardness" trope:

https://tinyurl.com/n57zm6v9
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 09:48 AM (K5n5d)



Interesting read but not once were Niven and Pournelle mentioned. Hmmpphh.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 10:11 AM (ZSK0i)

196 there's a whole series of those about the main character, Hector Lassiter. And they're on KU. (Add to TBR list)
Posted by: yara at July 03, 2022 09:43 AM (hBsVD)

Yes! I've read a few of them. Craig McDonald could be a Moron.

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 10:11 AM (OX9vb)

197 179 Asking for Horde direction here:

Does anyone know where I should look for correspondence between Adams and Jefferson regarding the 'crime' of sedition? I seem to remember it, but have no idea where to start looking.
Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 10:03 AM (MIKMs)

There are the Papers of Thomas Jefferson, online hosted by Princeton, but not sure wherein to look.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at July 03, 2022 10:11 AM (wrzAm)

198 Oh, I am wearing a skirt today.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (/jQbM)

199 Never saw Killer Angels, everyone says it's bad. July 4 should be Vicksburg day, 1,2,3 are Gettysburg
Posted by: Skip

The Killer Angels book is brilliant. I think the movie is not bad despite the stupid beards.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (FVME7)

200 Jefferson on the Sedition Act:
If the Alien and Sedition Acts should stand, these conclusions would flow from them: that the General Government may place any act they think proper on the list of crimes, and punish it themselves whether enumerated or not enumerated by the Constitution as cognizable by them: that they may transfer its cognizance to the President, or any other person, who may himself be the accuser, counsel, judge and jury, whose suspicion may be the evidence, his order the sentence, his officer the executioner, and his breast the sole record of the transaction: that a very numerous and valuable description of the inhabitants of these states being, by this precedent, reduced, as outlaws, to the absolute dominion of one man, and the barrier of the Constitution thus swept away from us all, no rampart now remains against the passions and the powers of a majority in Congress to protect from a like exportation, or other more grievous punishment, the minority of the same body, the legislatures, judges, governors, and counselors of the States

I guess he foretold the J6 Committee!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (ex2Cx)

201 Now, lessee what this here thread is all about.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 10:08 AM (5NkmN)

Jabba The Hutt's No No Square. Now you're all caught up.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 10:13 AM (PiwSw)

202 For Jefferson, my recommendation would be to inquire with U of Va, at Charlotte.

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:13 AM (jTmQV)

203 Their readers (heavily skewed towards older teens, 20s and 30s) will not keep attention focused on even a little wall of text. So they limit their posts to broken up sections with no more than two sentences in each block of text. It's tough to write Moby Dick in that format.

Even old farts such as ace's readers have that same tendency. There is a lot of stuff competing for eyeballs.
Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (kXYt5)
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A generation of the internet has trained us to be "burst" readers. We tend to read in small bursts. I'm now this way. I have a hard time sitting down and just reading for hours at a time, but I used to do that when I was a kid. Now I read a few chapters here or there, then take a short break.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:13 AM (K5n5d)

204 I guess he foretold the J6 Committee!
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (ex2Cx)
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Want another shock? Read some of the anti federalist writings. A lot of what the writers feared came true.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:13 AM (5pTK/)

205 198 Oh, I am wearing a skirt today.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (/jQbM

Obviously your are not headed to FORNEY, Texas.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 10:14 AM (ex2Cx)

206 Actually, war-weariness was setting in a big way. The losses at Okinawa were appalling to both Army and Navy. Domestic opinion wanted Japan crushed, but also wanted the draft curtailed. No one under 19 was to be sent overseas.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:01 AM (llXky)

War-weariness was not unique to America. And the Japanese war machine had already been seriously degraded, thus the reliance on civilians, kamikazis, etc.

Marshall calculated close to 900,000 casualties, but that was based on the Pacific experience without the additional support from the European armies, and maybe even the Russians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 10:15 AM (XIJ/X)

207 Forget those racist, sexist, homophobe, white male American soldiers, the atomic bombings saved far more Japanese lives than they cost. They were preparing to send Japanese school girls armed with bamboo into machine gun fire and up against tanks. As we are finding out in our own country, there is no limit on how crazy a country can get. Rational discussions on whether the Japanese should have realized that they were beaten simply have no relevance. They were going to kamikaze their entire country.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (FVME7)
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The civilian members of the Japanese government were trying to get some sort of peace deal put in place and the Emperor supported them, but there were fears that the military would launch a coup, potentially replacing Hirohito with one of his brothers.

It so happened that one of the most influential Japanese generals personally surveyed the damage caused by the atomic bombs and at the subsequent cabinet meeting he broke down and wept over the destruction. It was the decisive moment.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:15 AM (llXky)

208 Obviously your are not headed to FORNEY, Texas.
Posted by: rhennigantx

Are skirts illegal there?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:15 AM (/jQbM)

209 A generation of the internet has trained us to be "burst" readers. We tend to read in small bursts. I'm now this way. I have a hard time sitting down and just reading for hours at a time, but I used to do that when I was a kid. Now I read a few chapters here or there, then take a short break.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:13 AM (K5n5d)
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I don't know if "burst reading" that really applies to AoS. I liken AoS to be closer to a bunch of curmudgeons sitting around a pot bellied stove, smoking pipes, and arguing about various topics.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:16 AM (5pTK/)

210 I am wearing a skirt today.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM (/jQbM)

Garrett...is that you?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 10:16 AM (XIJ/X)

211 Interesting read but not once were Niven and Pournelle mentioned. Hmmpphh.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 10:11 AM (ZSK0i)
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Maybe this will help:

https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/60/westfahl60art.htm

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:16 AM (K5n5d)

212 "How many of us could sign our name to such a document, knowing that we really are risking our freedom, our fortune, and our very lives?"

And what makes you think you haven't, in this era of "woke" and internet archives? Defend the ideals of America, and you are on the list. Bank on it.

Posted by: SDN at July 03, 2022 10:16 AM (o6RxL)

213 reeding is overrated

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 10:17 AM (us2H3)

214 I disagree about the thread concentrating on sci-fi/fantasy. I find there is a lot of discussion about non fiction, military writing, biographies. Personally I prefer fantasy and escape from real life when I read. So, not every book thread is what I am interested in. However, it is certainly an eclectic bunch of morons here and I am always interested in what interests them.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 10:17 AM (Y+l9t)

215 I guess he foretold the J6 Committee!
Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 10:12 AM

Gee, those dead white dudes were too smart. Erase them!

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 10:17 AM (ftFVW)

216 I don't know if "burst reading" that really applies to AoS. I liken AoS to be closer to a bunch of curmudgeons sitting around a pot bellied stove, smoking pipes, and arguing about various topics.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:16 AM (5pTK/)
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How many of us just sit around waiting for that next dopamine hit when someone declares "NOOD!"?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:18 AM (K5n5d)

217 'Gettysburg' by Allen Guelzo is worth a read.

Posted by: dantesed at July 03, 2022 10:18 AM (88xKn)

218 I'm so sorry I missed the short story thread. I can access the thread, but not the comments. Anyone else having better luck?

Replace the "minx.cc" in the URL bar with "acecomments.mu.nu."

Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 10:18 AM (nfrXX)

219 How many of us just sit around waiting for that next dopamine hit when someone declares "NOOD!"?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:18 AM (K5n5d)
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That's the equivalent of one of the curmudgeons breaking out a bottle of Rye to be shared whilst arguing.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (5pTK/)

220 I like to watch sci-fi but I really don't like to read it. I can watch and usually read fantasy. I'll probably get flamed but I can't get through a Sanderson book...
I haven't been able to find books I can get through lately. I was a voracious read when younger. Would read several books a week, staying up all night lots of times. Now, nothing sucks me in anymore.
I do like the monster hunter series a lot but the f-bombs are getting to be too much... I'm getting old!

Posted by: lin-duh at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (UUBmN)

221 Maybe this will help:
https://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/60
/westfahl60art.htm


Nice. Speaking of Niven, where did you find his time travel story of which you mentioned in the posting?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (ZSK0i)

222 It's not my motivation any longer, but a Clive Cussler novel was what drove me to finish and submit my first book, which eventually got published. The Cussler novel in question was Sahara, and I decided that if that pointless pile of . . . sand . . . could get published, I could, too.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:00 AM (QZxDR)

Thanks.

So maybe a lot of books get written and sold as "revenge publishing?"

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (7bRMQ)

223 However, it is certainly an eclectic bunch of morons here and I am always interested in what interests them.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 10:17 AM (Y+l9t)
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Same here! Don't let my own reading preferences dissuade anyone lurking here from sharing their own!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (K5n5d)

224 Today's politicians won't sign something if their social media standing is tarnished

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:20 AM (2JoB8)

225 Excuse me, Charlottesville, not Charlotte, (which is in NC...).

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:20 AM (jTmQV)

226 > The video above parodying Tolkien and Martin makes me want to light up a pipe.

There once was (possibly still is) a web page run by a "don't drink the Koolaid"-type pseudo-Christian group devoted to the thesis that Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, and all their fellow Inklings were Tools of Satan.

Why? Because they smoked pipes. And drank beer in pubs. Ergo: obviously not real Christians.

Never mind that the Bible says nothing about tobacco use, and is chock-full of people drinking wine (wedding at Cana ring a bell?).



Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (bW8dp)

227 John Ringo & Lydia Sherrer's Into the Real was a lovely palette cleanser.
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This is currently in my teetering TBR stack! Maybe I'll move it to the top.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (Dc2NZ)

228 I also once challenged myself to write a novel in which each chapter was a short story. No idea why I did that.
Posted by: Wenda


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I did exactly that with The Curious Disappearance of Seamus Muldoon. It sort of just emerged that way. Following my F-I-L's disappearance people would come up to us and speculate about possible theories (ran off with another woman, committed suicide, alien abduction, witness protection, etc). Each of those, from the ridiculous to the highly plausible, became the nucleus for a chapter, as a stand alone story within the larger fabric. Each chapter was essentially "What if...?"

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (kXYt5)

229 Marshall calculated close to 900,000 casualties, but that was based on the Pacific experience without the additional support from the European armies, and maybe even the Russians.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 10:15 AM (XIJ/X)
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Frank points out that when the invasion was initially planned in May, Kyushu was sparsely garrisoned and by August intel was showing a major buildup. The invasion was slated for November, and even the Army commanders were getting cold feet because none of the islands they'd invaded before saw this level of defensive work.

There was some discussion about canceling Olympic and shifting to Coronet (landing near Tokyo) because Honshu was less heavily defended.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (llXky)

230 Secondly, her students didn't like Updike because his descriptions of the worlds were very, very dense.

I've only read one Updike novel. I'm inclined to think the density was all on the part of the students.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (KFhLj)

231 So maybe a lot of books get written and sold as "revenge publishing?"
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (7bRMQ)
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Supposedly, Berkely Breathed created "Bill the Cat" because he despised Garfield.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)

232 Nice. Speaking of Niven, where did you find his time travel story of which you mentioned in the posting?
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (ZSK0i)

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Right here:

https://archive.org/details/1966-06_IF/page/n1/mode/2up

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (K5n5d)

233 Benjamin Franklin getting pilloried by that English barrister in the 'Cockpit' was a J6 event and likely affected Jefferson's thought process in that later essay.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 10:23 AM (gx4Oa)

234 My youngest is home from college and cleaned out some of the shelves in his room. Most of it went to the donate/discard box but I did save a couple of items.

One was Homer Price, by Robert McCloskey. He was an excellent writer/illustrator in the mid-20th century. Probably best known for Make Way For Ducklings.

Anyway, Homer Price is a group of short stories about a boy in a small town with amusing eccentrics and some goofy goings-on. What interested me on the re-read was the amount of inadvertent historical documentary in the book.

It was published in 1943 but there's no mention of the War at all. One story mentions Homer hoping to save up enough to buy a television receiver. There's also a whole story about a mass-produced subdivision of identical houses, which we tend to think of as a postwar phenomenon. Horse-drawn wagons were still common (and a ten-year-old could be trusted to drive one home after dark). "Comic Magazines" are treated as a silly fad.

Worth looking for a copy. I doubt many school libraries still have it.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:23 AM (QZxDR)

235 Is literature dead? No, but it is under siege. The unending deluge of the world through a screen (news, entertainment, music, endless selfies and woke demonstrations, alleged education, and more) prevents people from experiencing the real world. And that includes holding a book in your hands and appreciating the power of words.

There are a few young folks, like our nieces and nephews, who still value reading and that gives me hope.

Posted by: JTB at July 03, 2022 10:23 AM (7EjX1)

236 Supposedly, Berkely Breathed created "Bill the Cat" because he despised Garfield.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)
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I think that's pretty obvious that Bill the Cat is a "Take That" at Garfield (and maybe also Heathcliff)

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:23 AM (K5n5d)

237 I say you can't beat Edwin Coddington's Gettysburg a Study in Command, a book I had for decades and pick up often starting at any chapter that suits me.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:23 AM (2JoB8)

238 The attention span thing is real. As a kid I read a number of books by Dickens, Dumas, Verne -- guys who did not tend to write short and streamlined -- and thought nothing of it. Discovered Heinlein, Clarke, Asimov and others at 12 and for the next decade read almost nothing but sf for pleasure. After that, the dense prose and the doorstop books don't go down as easily as they once did. I still have a hard time with late Henry James and I think long and hard before taking up a book in excess of 500 pages unless it's a big short story collection. Got used to pulp-magazine based storytelling, and if I had it to do over again I'd go much lighter on sf and mystery.

So here I am, working my way slowly through War & Peace. Very slowly. Almost 40% in and counting...

Posted by: Just Some Guy at July 03, 2022 10:24 AM (JzDjf)

239 I don't find Updike particularly dense. I do, however, find him particularly boring.

As the saying goes, I Don't Care What Happens To These People.

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 03, 2022 10:24 AM (bW8dp)

240 Right here:

https://archive.org/details/1966-06_IF/page/n1/mode/2up
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (K5n5d)


Sweet! That's the only Niven work I don't have a copy of.

Thanks.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 10:25 AM (ZSK0i)

241 I think that Niven story hasn't been reprinted because he basically gave away the plot twist when he wrote his essay "Theory and Practice of Teleportation."

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:27 AM (QZxDR)

242 I scan through reddit's r/fantasy thread from time to time. People have some really bizarre requests for highly specific recommendations. They seem confused why no one has written the book they desire to read. Of course, it doesn't seem to occur to them to WRITE that book...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:09 AM (K5n5d)

Ah, that's the thing. "Can" I write. Only someone else can tell me that, I can't be sure.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:27 AM (7bRMQ)

243 Supposedly, Berkely Breathed created "Bill the Cat" because he despised Garfield.
Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:22 AM (5pTK/)
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I think he wanted to create a loathsome creature that would be totally unmarketable as a suction-cupped plushy to the kiddies. And yet, somebody did make plush BilltheCats.

Whenever I think of BTC, I think of him disconsolate after his breakup with Jeane Kirkpatrick, crying as he fired off his machine gun from the rooftop. *sniff*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 03, 2022 10:27 AM (Dc2NZ)

244 I read a fair amount of sci-fi, but I like to take breaks from it. I came across a book in my kindle library (probably a freebie I picked up sometime) called Disaster Inc, by Caimh McDonnell. An Irish detective in New York gets into all sorts of trouble. A fun read, it actually made me laugh out loud a few times.

Posted by: DIY Daddio at July 03, 2022 10:28 AM (RJscS)

245 There was some discussion about canceling Olympic and shifting to Coronet (landing near Tokyo) because Honshu was less heavily defended.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (llXky)

There was also planning for the use of poison gas in Olympic!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 10:28 AM (XIJ/X)

246 Books I've read or am reading based on recommendations from here. Thank you.

The Screwtape Letters
The Socialist Phenomenon by Igor Shafarevich (basically the history of socialism going back to the 13th century. Unbelievably rich in detail and reads like a novel)
Machiavelli or the Demonic Confusion by Olava de Carvalho (the great Brazilian philosopher recently passed away). I would love to read more of Carvalho but I can't find translations from Spanish).

I tried reading Jurassic Park for entertainment. I gave up after the 10th reiteration of "Chaos Theory" and the pedestrian characterizations and dialogue. But I can't fault his incredible research.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:28 AM (H8QX8)

247 In yesterday's TJM movie thread he mentions the "shrike." But his shrike is not the shrike made famous in Dan Simmon's four book Hyperion Cantos.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 10:29 AM (gx4Oa)

248 About Updike.

I've read some of his stuff. Mostly, because he was touted as a great writer. I didn't really find any of it compelling. But, yeah, he can write. Still, he's a writer whose books died with his death.

His best book, IMO, is "The Witches of Eastwick", which is a very simple, moral tale told well.

The devil comes to Eastwick, works his wiles on three women, tempts then into committing murder. His job done, their souls damned. The devil goes away.

The funny thing is that Hollywood treated this story as an ode of women's lib and the power of the feminine.

Nope. In the same way, H'wood hailed "The Witch" as an ode to blahblahblah. Same story basically. Devil destroys a family. Tempts the eldest daughter into damnation, off she goes to commit evil.

Anywho, if you're going to read Updike, read TWoE.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 10:29 AM (5NkmN)

249 I'm currently reading How To Dismantle A Corrupt Tyranny by We're Going To Kick Their Ass.

I'll let you know how it ends.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM (jvt6t)

250 Tolkien I will watch, but never sit down and read.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at July 03, 2022 09:27 AM (7Fj9P)

You gotta be into reading about how the sun hits the leaves, and how the leave falls from the tree, and how a small rock rolls over the leave as it hits the ground, and how the dirt feels about having a small rock roll over it, and then go into the family history of the rock, and ooh there's the wind and how it fucked the leave over by blowing it into the path of the rolling rock, and on and on and on. I read LOTR, and it cured me from reading for a very long time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM (VwHCD)

251 Why? Because they smoked pipes. And drank beer in pubs. Ergo: obviously not real Christians.

Never mind that the Bible says nothing about tobacco use, and is chock-full of people drinking wine (wedding at Cana ring a bell?).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at July 03, 2022 10:21 AM (bW8dp)
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There is a strain of evangelical Christianity that has pronounced an anathema against Tolkien.

This article is an amusing look at it. Remove the space.

https://www.firstthings.com/ article/2019/03/the-art-of-spiritual-warfare

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM (llXky)

252 I's like a sofcovered copy of that blnde so I can take her shoe shopping.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 10:31 AM (XTdJ4)

253 You gotta be into reading about how the sun hits the leaves, and how the leave falls from the tree, and how a small rock rolls over the leave as it hits the ground, and how the dirt feels about having a small rock roll over it, and then go into the family history of the rock, and ooh there's the wind and how it fucked the leave over by blowing it into the path of the rolling rock, and on and on and on. I read LOTR, and it cured me from reading for a very long time.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM (VwHCD)
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Yeah, that guy!

Posted by: Victor Hugo at July 03, 2022 10:31 AM (5pTK/)

254 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 10:31 AM (Zz0t1)

255 Anywho, if you're going to read Updike, read TWoE.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 10:29 AM (5NkmN)

Agreed...It was a good book. His other stuff is good too; the guy worked hard at his craft. But I wonder why he was hailed as a great writer.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 10:32 AM (XIJ/X)

256 "Never mind that the Bible says nothing about tobacco use..."

Genesis I the Lord gave to Adam and Eve every plant which bears fruit.

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:32 AM (jTmQV)

257 "I didn't really find any of it [Updike] compelling. But, yeah, he can write. Still, he's a writer whose books died with his death.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 10:29 AM (5NkmN)

One of the best short pieces I ever read was Updike's ode to the Boston & Maine commuter rail line from Ipswich to Boston. He was a beautiful writer. But I agree about his novels.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:33 AM (H8QX8)

258 I am reading "Hell Spawn: A Catholic Action Horror Novel" by one Declan Finn and I'm fairly sure I'm going to read more. The hero seems to be a member of Opus
Dei and quite a solid believer and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion: an all-round good guy. Bonus: his helpful psychiatrist and possible exorcist friend is a Dominican friar which is AWESOME: I belong to a Dominican parish and you can't beat them for intelligence, knowledge of scripture and church doctrine and their ability to teach. I'm just on page 91 but I feel sure there will be more of this series for me.

Posted by: Tonestaple at July 03, 2022 10:33 AM (3qAOE)

259 Re-read A Long Dark Te-Time for the Soul, again, yesterday.

The 1st 3 Chapters of that one are some of Adam's best, imo.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 10:33 AM (XTdJ4)

260 Even old farts such as ace's readers have that same tendency. There is a lot of stuff competing for eyeballs.

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 10:10 AM (kXYt5)

tl:dr

kan u cndnse

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:33 AM (7bRMQ)

261 There's also a whole story about a mass-produced subdivision of identical houses, which we tend to think of as a postwar phenomenon.

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You used to be able to buy mail order houses from Sears.

The Sears mail order homes: One of the first lines of do-it-yourself house kits produced from 1906 to 1940

https://bit.ly/3R7kllD

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:34 AM (FVME7)

262 I would argue if you read not reading Tolkien is a tragic mistake

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:34 AM (2JoB8)

263 Homer Price. I read that oh some 29+ and a score years ago. I had forgotten completely about it though and should revisit.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (sn5EN)

264
The point was that they were planning a worst-case invasion, and the odds were overwhelming that it would not progress that way.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 09:59 AM (XIJ/X)

___________

Casualties steadily increased from Saipan to Iwo Jima to Okinawa. I'm not sure it would have been a cakewalk.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 10:05 AM (/U27+)

IMHO, I think Truman wanted to wrap up a victory before Russia got fully involved. Stalin had no qualms about spending lives and blood to gain territory. Hence the atomic gambit.

Buy the time WWII was ending, I think the US was fully aware that Stalin was as much or more of an enemy than Japan.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (Qhnrt)

265 Harris poll has Brandon at 38% approval. And in the same poll thr generic ballot is a tie. Can the Rs really fuck up this mid term gimme?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (3vQN0)

266 The Sears mail order homes: One of the first lines of do-it-yourself house kits produced from 1906 to 1940

https://bit.ly/3R7kllD
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:34 AM (FVME7)
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some of those old Sears homes were darn nice.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (5pTK/)

267 I read LOTR, and it cured me from reading for a very long time.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM

I had to start LotR three times before I could make it all the way through as a teen. Once I made it past the birthday party and years long wait to leave the Shire, getting to some of the payoff sections in Fellowship I was hooked. Tolkien is definitely not a concise writer, but eventually I got into the flow and the extra descriptions didn't weigh me down. I lover the story, but yeah, I've got to be ready to commit to the long haul when I decide to reread.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 10:36 AM (ftFVW)

268 So maybe a lot of books get written and sold as "revenge publishing?"

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:19 AM (7bRMQ)
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No, I'd say it's part of the creative give-and-take that happens. Someone puts out an imperfect idea and someone else refines it, which is pretty much how humans react to each other.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (llXky)

269 I would argue if you read not reading Tolkien is a tragic mistake
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:34 AM (2JoB
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He's not for everyone...I would much prefer people enjoy reading for its own sake, instead of trying to convince them to read something they aren't much interested in.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (K5n5d)

270 Can the Rs really fuck up this mid term gimme?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (3vQN0)

Let me count the ways. Anyway, at best they'll play ball control and do nothing with their majority anyway. Fear rules them.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (H8QX8)

271 I read the LoTR books as a kid, because that's what fantasyland shit is written for.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (Zz0t1)

272 Oh, I am wearing a skirt today.
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vmom - It is a KILT. We must honor those with different views. /s

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 10:38 AM (MIKMs)

273 Updike is also a great example of working your connections. His mother wrote for the New Yorker, and then John started out there. If your career starts at the New Yorker, you really have to work hard NOT to be successful.

Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022 10:38 AM (QZxDR)

274 You should watch Jordan Peterson on You Tube talking about his Twitter ban. He is practically spitting out pronouns and shows the absurdity of what the Woke are demanding.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 10:38 AM (YynYJ)

275 @222 --

Robert Asprin said, "You write your first Thieves' World (a shared universe) story for money -- and all the others for revenge!"

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (Om/di)

276 Let me count the ways. Anyway, at best they'll play ball control and do nothing with their majority anyway. Fear rules them.
Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (H8QX
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PDT is doing the best he can to remodel the GOP. If he's successful, things may work out.

Accent on the "may."

SCOTUS says it's possible.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (5pTK/)

277 I think that Niven story hasn't been reprinted because he basically gave away the plot twist when he wrote his essay "Theory and Practice of Teleportation."
Posted by: Trimegistus at July 03, 2022


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That essay, though, mentions a lot of his other stories which have been reprinted. The basic concept, that the law of conservation of momentum would apply to teleportation, is an intellectual idea. The illustration of it in "By Mind Alone" packs an emotional wallop -- the kind of thing LN has become less interested in, seems to me, in recent years.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (c6xtn)

278 I've wondered what it would be like to see my books on screen (I think the Sequoyah series would work well for TV/streaming) I would rather it be done well or not at all. That's my baby we're talking about!

Most authors have goals, yes, but they aren't always the same. Churned-out potboilers sell well, yes, but who remembers them a week later? My personal goal for my writing is for it to be re-readable That the story sticks in the reader's head. Maybe even becomes the comfort read that you go to even though you already know how it ends... and that my books are read long after I'm gone. That's my goal.

Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (BbSpR)

279 Time to make the dog food, then park myself on the porch and finish my current read.

Have a great day, horde!

Posted by: April--dash my lace wigs! at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (OX9vb)

280 Next up, I think I will do Churchill's 4 volumes on the History of the English speaking peoples.

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (jTmQV)

281 You gotta be into reading about how the sun hits the leaves, and how the leave falls from the tree, and how a small rock rolls over the leave as it hits the ground, and how the dirt feels about having a small rock roll over it, and then go into the family history of the rock, and ooh there's the wind and how it fucked the leave over by blowing it into the path of the rolling rock, and on and on and on. I read LOTR, and it cured me from reading for a very long time.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:30 AM (VwHCD)
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Tolkien is one of the most efficient prose stylists out there. If you compare him to other fantasy writers in particular, his words are very well chosen and he says just enough to let you fill in the details.

The opening portion of the book is a throwback to the style of The Hobbit, so it has child-like elements in it, but once you get out of the Shire, it picks up. The battles are amazing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (llXky)

282 Someone puts out an imperfect idea and someone else refines it, which is pretty much how humans react to each other.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:37 AM (llXky)

And snarks on it.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (4I/2K)

283 Today would've been my mother's 76th birthday.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (Zz0t1)

284 You gotta be into reading about how the sun hits the leaves, and how the leave falls from the tree, and how a small rock rolls over the leave as it hits the ground, and how the dirt feels about having a small rock roll over it, and then go into the family history of the rock, and ooh there's the wind and how it fucked the leave over by blowing it into the path of the rolling rock, and on and on and on. I read LOTR, and it cured me from reading for a very long time.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

If I recall correctly, it was James A. Michener in his novel Centennial who begins with hot dinosaur sex before he.settles down to talking about the Indians and the pioneers.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (FVME7)

285 speaking of twatters, is Musk still buying it?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:42 AM (3vQN0)

286 Most authors have goals, yes, but they aren't always the same. Churned-out potboilers sell well, yes, but who remembers them a week later? My personal goal for my writing is for it to be re-readable That the story sticks in the reader's head. Maybe even becomes the comfort read that you go to even though you already know how it ends... and that my books are read long after I'm gone. That's my goal.
Posted by: Sabrina Chase at July 03, 2022 10:40 AM (BbSpR)
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Supposedly, John Grisham, after he wrote his first book, which didn't sell, decided he preferred success, hence, "The Firm."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:43 AM (5pTK/)

287 You should watch Jordan Peterson on You Tube talking about his Twitter ban. He is practically spitting out pronouns and shows the absurdity of what the Woke are demanding.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at July 03, 2022 10:38 AM

Talk about righteous indignation.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 10:43 AM (ftFVW)

288 203 Their readers (heavily skewed towards older teens, 20s and 30s) will not keep attention focused on even a little wall of text. So they limit their posts to broken up sections with no more than two sentences in each block of text. It's tough to write Moby Dick in that format.

Even old farts such as ace's readers have that same tendency. There is a lot of stuff competing for eyeballs.
Posted by: Muldoon

It also depends on when/where we are reading. I'll visit this site and a few others while at work, but will only read the main article, never the comments, and will sometimes skip out on longer articles. Not because of a lack of attention span, but because I'm supposed to be actually working, and I was just looking for a few-minute distraction. By contrast, when not at work, I'll go through this entire comment thread.....

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 10:43 AM (Lhaco)

289 Harris poll has Brandon at 38% approval. And in the same poll thr generic ballot is a tie. Can the Rs really fuck up this mid term gimme?

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (3vQN0)
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It means their D+6 sample isn't enough to make Biden look good.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:43 AM (llXky)

290 Can the Rs really fuck up this mid term gimme?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (3vQN0)

It Is Decidedly So

Posted by: Magic 8 Ball at July 03, 2022 10:44 AM (4I/2K)

291 It is my mom's birthday, she says she was a early firecracker

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:46 AM (2JoB8)

292 I loved reading the LoTR trilogy. It always reminded me the good will always win one way or the other.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 10:47 AM (Qhnrt)

293 Happy birthday Skip's Mom!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:47 AM (327Ti)

294 Buy the time WWII was ending, I think the US was fully aware that Stalin was as much or more of an enemy than Japan.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (Qhnrt)

Should have accepted the offer from the Germans to surrender only to them and continue the attack on the SU. But, too many ComSimps in government probably would have stopped it.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (7bRMQ)

295 Tolkien is one of the most efficient prose stylists out there. If you compare him to other fantasy writers in particular, his words are very well chosen and he says just enough to let you fill in the details.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (llXky)

I agree. Everything there is there for a reason. And I found after a while that I enjoyed his lingering around the Shire or Rivendell and his many evocations of the old world, as he was framing the encroaching darkness against what was once and beautiful and what they might be losing.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (H8QX8)

296 me:

The Vikings in History, by F. Donald Logan.

This is an academic historian, not a populist historian. Footnotes & sources are us.

Prior to reading, I had a few inchoate impressions, nothing more. There is a lot to this!

For one thing, the Norsemen seem no more and no less warlike and ruthless than the Anglo Saxon polities they attacked.

There are a lot of gaps in the historical record, and nothing from the early Vikings themselves-- burial ships; weapons; decorations; longhouses, yes. Historical works, no.

Posted by: mnw at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (NLIak)

297 Can we wait an hour for CBDs political thread?

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (gx4Oa)

298 Happy Birthday Skip's Mom !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (arJlL)

299 Did you guys really miss out on discussing that blonde in the top photo?

I mean. She's got a bangin' ass and she is in flats!

Can you imagine how good that girl would look in heels!?

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (XTdJ4)

300
It is my mom's birthday, she says she was a early firecracker
Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 10:46 AM (2JoB



My mom always said the country celebrated her birthday, just a day late.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 10:50 AM (Zz0t1)

301 I'm working on an online book of sorts to highlight American heroes who we've forgotten, or while famous, had other accomplishments. I'm up to 61. I was inspired by the Hall of Fame of Great Americans in The Bronx.

Some of my entries come up in today's discussion.

Leo Baekeland Father of the plastics industry -- in Yonkers of all places

Vannevar Bush USA's chief scientist during WWII, created the Manhattan Project. His "Memex" prefigured personal computers and the internet. He was Teller's boss

Harriet Beecher Stowe Abolitionist author of Uncle Tom's Cabin. On meeting her, Lincoln said "so you're the little woman who strated this great war."

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 03, 2022 10:52 AM (i0slg)

302 297. Maybe it can be a political, T&A thread?

Posted by: CN at July 03, 2022 10:52 AM (ONvIw)

303 Can't search in phone so maybe repeat.

Pirsig wrote in ZAMM about class without grades.

Are you teaching quality?

A reflection of that is Demings work on quality in business...Out of the Crisis. He objects to gold stars.

Posted by: David Prince at July 03, 2022 10:52 AM (WUxVt)

304 301 I'm working on an online book of sorts to highlight American heroes who we've forgotten, or while famous, had other accomplishments. I'm up to 61. I was inspired by the Hall of Fame of Great Americans in The Bronx.


Excellent idea!

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:53 AM (H8QX8)

305 299

Posted by: eagle eyes at July 03, 2022 10:53 AM (3vQN0)

306 Supposedly, John Grisham, after he wrote his first book, which didn't sell, decided he preferred success, hence, "The Firm."

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 10:43 AM (5pTK/)

It's one thing to write for yourself and put it away, never to be seen by anyone and another to write to publish so you can eat.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 10:54 AM (7bRMQ)

307 If you enjoy audio books there are a few good ones included in the lecture series called "The Great Courses". These are recorded in an auditorium in front of live audiences, over weeks.
The lecturers are authors, professors and the like.
Prof. Kenneth Harl has a good one on the Vikings.

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 10:54 AM (jTmQV)

308 305 299
Posted by: eagle eyes

If this were the Gun Thread, you'd be sportin' Maggie's Drawers !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 10:55 AM (arJlL)

309 Tolkien is one of the most efficient prose stylists out there. If you compare him to other fantasy writers in particular, his words are very well chosen and he says just enough to let you fill in the details.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:41 AM (llXky)

I agree. Everything there is there for a reason. And I found after a while that I enjoyed his lingering around the Shire or Rivendell and his many evocations of the old world, as he was framing the encroaching darkness against what was once and beautiful and what they might be losing.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 10:48 AM (H8QX

Don't get me wrong. The dude is absolute genius. The world he created, the language, the maps, the story, is off the charts. You know when you're stuck in traffic, and your exit is right there, right in front of you, and you just... can't... get there because of the M'fers in front of you. Thats what I was feeling in that book. Sections of what was a quick trip to the corner store ends up being lewis and clark.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:56 AM (VwHCD)

310 Australians Take to the Streets to Rally Against U.S. Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Take two kangaroos and call me in the morning.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10:56 AM (FVME7)

311 307 If you enjoy audio books there are a few good ones included in the lecture series called "The Great Courses". These are recorded in an auditorium in front of live audiences, over weeks.
The lecturers are authors, professors and the like.
Prof. Kenneth Harl has a good one on the Vikings.
Posted by: gourmand

I've listened to that lecture several times through. I'm fond of many of the Great Courses history lectures.

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 03, 2022 10:57 AM (Lhaco)

312 >>Australians Take to the Streets to Rally Against U.S. Overturning Roe v. Wade


I hope the Emus attack again and kill them all.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 10:57 AM (XTdJ4)

313 Australians Take to the Streets to Rally Against U.S. Overturning Roe v. Wade

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Take two kangaroos and call me in the morning.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 10

Australia's sex market / morals makes the USA look like the Church lady.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 10:58 AM (WMdrL)

314 You know when you're stuck in traffic, and your exit is right there, right in front of you, and you just... can't... get there because of the M'fers in front of you. Thats what I was feeling in that book. Sections of what was a quick trip to the corner store ends up being lewis and clark.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 10:56 AM (VwHCD)
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The point is that if you skim forward, there are rich rewards later on. Some editions even have a synopsis if you want to skip ahead.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:58 AM (llXky)

315 I just read TWO Dave Barry Books; Best State EVER , about his home state of Florida.

And Live Right and Find Happiness (although Beer is Much Faster.)

He can still make me laugh.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 10:58 AM (arJlL)

316 vmom - It is a KILT. We must honor those with different views. /s
Posted by: mustbequantum

I never kilt no one!
*kicks dirk into bushes*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 10:59 AM (nhaTm)

317 Can the Rs really fuck up this mid term gimme?
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 10:35 AM (3vQN0)

Ummmmmmmm....Yes.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 10:59 AM (R/m4+)

318 Finishing off my Thomas Wolfe marathon. His letters read like his books, detailed, poetic. The movie does a good job of capturing that and his work with Perkins.

Next I'm rereading some Hemingway. Maybe some Borges.

Posted by: CN at July 03, 2022 10:59 AM (ONvIw)

319 I really need to go to the pharmacy to pick up an RX. They're closed tomorrow; I don't want to go after work on Tuesday; but it's hot and unpleasant now, and it won't improve later on. Grrrr.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 10:59 AM (c6xtn)

320 Berserker, really like the similes.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 10:59 AM (Y+l9t)

321 >>Australia's sex market / morals makes the USA look like the Church lady.


Oh, man...a sex market?

I'm gonna nip off to the market and grab me some Fartclam for dinner!

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:00 AM (XTdJ4)

322 It might be interesting to do a thread on why people write. Revenge? No, that's not one of mine. I'm always impressed by how in control people seem to be. My stories most often start in dreams, like I'm watching a movie. Very specific scenes, character names (in one case, a basketball player named Ram Mallaby and a pianist Katerina van der Linn), then I have to write the story they're from.

Once I came across 75 pages of notes for a sci-fi fantasy I didn't remember writing. The paper and font told me I had written it during the year I was in chemo for advanced ovarian cancer. I hid from it for years, but I couldn't throw it away. So one day I just said, Okay, I'm going to write a chapter and be done with this. Then I read it over and said, Hell, I'll never write anything better than this, so I had to keep going. Also to learn more about sci-fi fantasy, which I hadn't read much of.

Posted by: Wenda at July 03, 2022 11:00 AM (TK9+5)

323 I can see why people don't really care for Tolkien's style - and the lewis and clark quip is funny because it's kinda true.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:00 AM (gx4Oa)

324
I'm gonna nip off to the market and grab me some Fartclam for dinner!
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:00 AM (XTdJ4)



Amazeballs.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (Zz0t1)

325 For all those folks who get bogged down at the start of LotR: skip ahead. Cut right to Rivendell.

Don't worry about missing anything, because once you are done, you will read it again.

Everyone reads it again. Some never stop. It's that kind of book.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (llXky)

326 I recently listened to part of a Great Courses series, just the lectures on Confucius, Lao Zi, Mancius, The Legalists

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (nhaTm)

327 Australians Take to the Streets to Rally Against U.S. Overturning Roe v. Wade
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Take two kangaroos and call me in the morning.


I'll show them. Just for that, I won't go to Outback for dinner tonight.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (nfrXX)

328 Do you think it motivates you to write more? Also, do you find it hard to write, or easy? I mean, do ideas and writing flow, or do you have to spend hours on a sentence or paragraph?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 09:41 AM (7bRMQ)


Bad writing does nothing for me. Good/great writing can inspire me. I'm competitive that way.
As a general rule, I can write reasonably easily.
If I get stuck or find a particular part a slog, it's usually because I'm making an error in my storytelling.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (5NkmN)

329 Well, time to wander. Later!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (5pTK/)

330 322. Interesting! I guess state of mind is a factor

Posted by: CN at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (ONvIw)

331 garret gfy

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:02 AM (gx4Oa)

332 However, that would've been a perfect time for a Snizz sighting in the thread, but NO. Straight for the anus.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:02 AM (Zz0t1)

333 >>garret gfy
Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:02 AM (gx4Oa)


Suck my dick anonymous douche.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:03 AM (XTdJ4)

334 On the Decades Twilight Zone marathon, the current episode is a jungle WWII story with Leonard Nimoy as part of the platoon.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 11:03 AM (c6xtn)

335 I liked "The Vikings In History" because the author keeps a gimlet eye on what is known and avoids speculation.

He's very careful.

The Vikings built superb seagoing ships. Some have been meticulously re-created and sailed, and experts have been profoundly impressed by both the design and the construction. Viking sailors and navigators themselves were the A-team, if ever there was one.

All of that notwithstanding, Eric the Red lost about half his fleet in a storm, because... risky business is STILL risky business!

Posted by: mnw at July 03, 2022 11:03 AM (NLIak)

336 >>However, that would've been a perfect time for a Snizz sighting in the thread, but NO. Straight for the anus.


I blame the blonde up top. Also, Snizz is less of a Market Item, imo.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:04 AM (XTdJ4)

337 City of Orlando sent an email out saying America sucks, we know, but we already bought the fireworks so come on out and watch. They got blowback and had to apologize and shit.

But they were not wrong. Their beef is from the left, which makes it retarded since the left gets everything it wants always.

But in spirit, I do agree. America is a backwater shithole in 2022 and not much to celebrate about it.

Posted by: eagle eyes at July 03, 2022 11:04 AM (3vQN0)

338 Robert Ludlum was the first author I started reading in High School. I then moved to Clive Cussler briefly. Next author that I tried to read all of his books was Stephen Hunter. I then found Steven Pressfield about 20 years ago . Just like politicians, all authors will eventually disappoint you.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (WMdrL)

339 Once in awhile I look at the website of a high school I attended in the early 70s. We had an independent reading requirement and took book tests to demonstrate that we did the work. The school still does this. But the list has grown to include newer works. Wonderfully, the classics remain.

Posted by: CN at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (ONvIw)

340 I never kilt no one!
*kicks dirk into bushes*
=====

I always laugh at some (even in the Horde) who believe that skirts are for females.

Some kind of formal Greek commandos (and there's a double entendre) wear fluffy white skirts, white leggings, and pompoms on their shoes. Apparently, they are deadly -- like with a name like 'Smuckers' it has to be good.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (MIKMs)

341
I blame the blonde up top. Also, Snizz is less of a Market Item, imo.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:04 AM (XTdJ4)


No pink before stink?

And I will admit, I was disappointed that the 'click to embiggen' did NOT reveal a closer shot of said blonde's backend.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:06 AM (Zz0t1)

342 As a general rule, I can write reasonably easily.
If I get stuck or find a particular part a slog, it's usually because I'm making an error in my storytelling.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022


***
I'm the same way once I get started. Starting is always tough for me. As for the getting stuck or slog, I've found for me I'm usually trying to be too complicated, trying to describe 2-3 things at once. If I back up and explain or describe the situation or actions simply, that usually gets me out of it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 11:06 AM (c6xtn)

343 I'll show them. Just for that, I won't go to Outback for dinner tonight.
Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (nfrXX)

Dude you're lucky I was in between sips of coffee or you would owe me a new keyboard.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:06 AM (3vQN0)

344 Speaking of Dobbs/Roe, a friend said that some bint on the radio says that restricting abortion spells the end of 'hook up culture.'

Gosh, I hope so!

Last night I re-watched "Logan's Run," and while it's ludicrously 70s, it does predict the rise of hook-ups. There's a scene where Logan is basically using Tinder to find someone to have sex with.

So the story got that much right.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 11:06 AM (llXky)

345
All of that notwithstanding, Eric the Red lost about half his fleet in a storm, because... risky business is STILL risky business!
Posted by: mnw at July 03, 2022 11:03 AM (NLIak)



Just take those old records off the shelf.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (Zz0t1)

346 Well I am off. On topic simply does not apply to some people.

Posted by: CN at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (ONvIw)

347 the aggressively passive aggressive trolling. get a life. seriously. a. life. offline. because 500 comments a week just doesn't satisfy.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (gx4Oa)

348 We get it, Garrett. You're TOTALLY NOY GAY.

Posted by: All Hail Eris at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (NpErr)

349 Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:02 AM (gx4Oa)

Any particular reason for this comment?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (XIJ/X)

350 Any particular reason for this comment?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (XIJ/X)



He talks like a fag and his shits all retarded.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:08 AM (Zz0t1)

351 Recently downloaded a copy of Gulliver's Travels. I was able to read it until he started his treatise on government.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:08 AM (RA08Q)

352 get a life. seriously. a. life. offline. because 500 comments a week just doesn't satisfy.
Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:07 AM (gx4Oa)



Yet, here you are, shunning those you're doing the same thing as.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (Zz0t1)

353 Posted by: Wenda at July 03, 2022 11:00 AM (TK9+5)

Thanks. And Perfessor, maybe the thread for the future?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (7bRMQ)

354 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)

355 Actually finished some reading. Teddy Roosevelts autobiography is a C-, it struck me as a campaign biography and not that well written. Still an interesting guy. I also finished Swann's Way. It slowly grew on me but not enough to want to attempt all of Remembrance of Things Past (I know that's not the up-to-date translation of the title but I like the sound of it better). I started on The Frontier in American History and it's a surprisingly easy read, modern academics should take lessons from F.J. Turner.

Posted by: who knew at July 03, 2022 11:10 AM (4I7VG)

356 >>Well I am off. On topic simply does not apply to some people.


Bye Felicia

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:10 AM (XTdJ4)

357 Robert Ludlum was the first author I started reading in High School. I then moved to Clive Cussler briefly. Next author that I tried to read all of his books was Stephen Hunter. I then found Steven Pressfield about 20 years ago . Just like politicians, all authors will eventually disappoint you.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (WMdrL)

Alistair MacLean may be the exception that proves the rule. I have enjoyed all of his stories.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 11:10 AM (4I/2K)

358 Robert Ludlum was the first author I started reading in High School.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (WMdrL)

That might be a fun stand-alone thread: Who was the first author who piqued your interest?

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:11 AM (XIJ/X)

359 gfy sponge.

Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:11 AM (gx4Oa)

360 Thanks. And Perfessor, maybe the thread for the future?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (7bRMQ)
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Yep. I copied Wenda's comment for future use...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (K5n5d)

361 Robert Ludlum was the first author I started reading in High School. I then moved to Clive Cussler briefly. Next author that I tried to read all of his books was Stephen Hunter. I then found Steven Pressfield about 20 years ago . Just like politicians, all authors will eventually disappoint you.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:05 AM (WMdrL)



My mother was big into Clive Cussler for a time, then all the books started to become the same and she grew very bored.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (Zz0t1)

362 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)
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It absolutely is. Look at the marriage rates, incidence of out of wedlock children.

It started with the sexual revolution and then became mainstream.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (llXky)

363 Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:11 AM (gx4Oa)

Take a break. You can come back next week.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (XIJ/X)

364 354 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)

The history of disco clubs has been forgotten.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (Qhnrt)

365 Two thoughts:

Yesterday, I once more proved my theory that if you aren't suicidal when you first pick up a Russian written book, you will be by the end. I tried to read Boris Bakunin's "The Winter Queen".

Secondly: Thanks to selling books for 25 years, I have an extremely jaundiced view of modern American " literature". My theory is that contemporary American lit is written by college professors for other college professors. "I'll put your book on my required reading list if you put mine on yours." American fiction (books read for pleasure) is hanging in there, but "serious literature" sucks. The great Tony Hillerman once wrote something to the effect that if you want an actual plot ans good character development, you have to read mysteries. (I would add sf to that.)

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (H31K8)

366 Posted by: 13times at July 03, 2022 11:11 AM (gx4Oa)


Yet you're still here.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (Zz0t1)

367
Take a break. You can come back next week.
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo

Thank you CBD.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (RA08Q)

368 >>Actually finished some reading. Teddy Roosevelts autobiography is a C-,


One of the places I own out here is one of the oldest homesteads in Western Mt.
So old that the Deed was assigned by Teddy when he was the Territorial Land Assesor.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (XTdJ4)

369 That might be a fun stand-alone thread: Who was the first author who piqued your interest?
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:11 AM (XIJ/X)
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Another good topic for a future thread, though I honestly can't remember who that might be. I've read so many books in my 29+ years, it's hard to remember who might be the first author who piqued my interest.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (K5n5d)

370 Bad writing does nothing for me. Good/great writing can inspire me. I'm competitive that way.
As a general rule, I can write reasonably easily.
If I get stuck or find a particular part a slog, it's usually because I'm making an error in my storytelling.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:01 AM (5NkmN)

Thanks for your comment. I'm wondering because I read about people taking years to write a book and sometimes things just come right out or to me as I'm attempting to write. I just think maybe what I wrote is crap, that's why it comes so easily it seems at times. But until a professional has time to look at it and tell me it's junk, how will I know? Now, I have rewritten some areas that I don't like in some of the stuff I've already "completed," but I'm not sure if it's publish quality. So, I keep asking.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (7bRMQ)

371 >>Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.


The Flappers of the 20/30s are completely forgotten.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:14 AM (XTdJ4)

372

The Flappers of the 20/30s are completely forgotten.
Posted by: garrett

Except in our dreams.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:15 AM (RA08Q)

373 I started on The Frontier in American History and it's a surprisingly easy read, modern academics should take lessons from F.J. Turner.
Posted by: who knew

Ike's brother ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (arJlL)

374 I was an avid reader from an early age but didn't rally think about authors. It was Nancy Drew detective and Cherry Ames, Nurse. Or I would want to read anything that had horses like Black Beauty(shoot, is that even allowed anymore?).

Can we get rid of the person whose only comment is GFY?

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (Y+l9t)

375 >>> 258 I am reading "Hell Spawn: A Catholic Action Horror Novel" by one Declan Finn and I'm fairly sure I'm going to read more. The hero seems to be a member of Opus Dei and quite a solid believer and an extraordinary minister of Holy Communion: an all-round good guy. Bonus: his helpful psychiatrist and possible exorcist friend is a Dominican friar which is AWESOME: I belong to a Dominican parish and you can't beat them for intelligence, knowledge of scripture and church doctrine and their ability to teach. I'm just on page 91 but I feel sure there will be more of this series for me.
Posted by: Tonestaple at July 03, 2022 10:33 AM (3qAOE)

The "Catholic action horror" tag is quite accurate. I thought the protagonist's comment about Dominicans vs Jesuits was funny (and isn't FakePope Frankie a Jesuit or am I thinking of someone else?). The author does a good job of writing the action (especially vs some others labeled "action" writers) and the villain and his motivation (not to mention his um, support) is in fact horrifying. Thus I haven't picked up any of the following books although I may do so in the future.

Posted by: Helena Handbasket at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (llON8)

376 It absolutely is. Look at the marriage rates, incidence of out of wedlock children.

It started with the sexual revolution and then became mainstream.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (llXky)

Depends by what new means. I'm saying not new recently and began long before Roe.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (3vQN0)

377 One of the places I own out here is one of the oldest homesteads in Western Mt.
So old that the Deed was assigned by Teddy when he was the Territorial Land Assesor.
Posted by: garrett

Now that is very cool.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (RA08Q)

378
Can we get rid of the person whose only comment is GFY?
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:16 AM (Y+l9t)



CBD sent him to the showers already.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:17 AM (Zz0t1)

379 The Flappers of the 20/30s are completely forgotten.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:14 AM (XTdJ4)

True, but there was a sense of propriety that kept much of that behavior from being overt. I think today's hook-up culture has no sense of shame or even any idea that perhaps it isn't the best and highest expression of humanity to bang everyone you can...

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:17 AM (XIJ/X)

380 The great Tony Hillerman once wrote something to the effect that if you want an actual plot ans good character development, you have to read mysteries. (I would add sf to that.)
Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (H31K
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Interesting point. I would argue that mysteries probably have better character development over science fiction, but science fiction probably has more creative plots. These are generalizations, of course, and any given story can have a unique plot with great characters, regardless of genre.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:17 AM (K5n5d)

381 Almost finished reading The Apparitionists by Peter Manseau. It's a nonfiction book about William Mumler, an 1860s photographer, who was put on trial for faking spirit photographs to sell to grieving people. The author goes into a lot of detail about the birth of photography, spiritualism, and the Civil War. Raises interesting questions about the power of belief, and how all photography includes an element of manipulation.

Posted by: Linnet at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (tetb/)

382 The point is that if you skim forward, there are rich rewards later on. Some editions even have a synopsis if you want to skip ahead.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at July 03, 2022 10:58 AM (llXky)

I hate doing that, I read every word. I think one of the problems is all my years as a metal musician. We have to paint big vivid pictures in people's minds with very little space to do it, so I'm used to a different pace. You plant the idea and move on, not repeat the entire thing because the character hit a bend in the road and now the sun is facing a different direction, and now you go through all the same shit again. One example, take a song about a train from Motorhead.

Iron child from a vulcan forge, metal scream and thrash
red steel in the driving wheel, hear the pistons clash
Black dragon breathing big black smoke, howling up the tracks.

You'll never hear any other genre describe a train that way. In a few lines they turned it into something more than a train, almost a monster, and the image is planted.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (VwHCD)

383 I haven't been there in a while, but the Portland International Airport (PDX) has a branch of Powell's books that may or may not carry some used books in addition to new ones. I suppose they might stock some used ones that are known to still be in high demand (recent bestsellers).
Posted by: PabloD at July 03, 2022 09:44 AM (ySCnP)


That section of the airport has been closed and only the ticket counters and the boarding/TSA points are open at PDX

PDX now has all the charm of a high tech bus station without the bums, and the two cafes are incredibly over priced.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (xhaym)

384 Another good topic for a future thread, though I honestly can't remember who that might be. I've read so many books in my 29+ years, it's hard to remember who might be the first author who piqued my interest.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022


***
As a kid I was into characters -- Roy Rogers and Bret Maverick in the Whitman Young People's Authorized TV Edition novels, and Jimmy Olsen and Batman in the DC comics. The first "name" on a paperback cover that interested me was Alfred Hitchcock with 14 of My Favorites in Suspense (I still have it!). Then came Rex Stout and his Nero Wolfes, then Ellery Queen with the stories about Ellery the detective.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (c6xtn)

385 Garrett, that is so exciting. My however-many-great grandparents were sodbusters in South Dakota, same time as the Ingalls. What was the homesteader's name?

Posted by: Wenda at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (TK9+5)

386 Thanks CBD.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:19 AM (Y+l9t)

387 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM

There has always seemed to be an undercurrent of that in the young crowd. But it was at least frowned upon if not actively denigrated in the past. Now it seems like there is a lot more celebration of it. The feminists supplanted the more traditional matriarchs who kept some of that behavior in check.

I'm glad I missed the modern focus on hookup.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 11:19 AM (ftFVW)

388 >>True, but there was a sense of propriety that kept much of that behavior from being overt. I think today's hook-up culture has no sense of shame or even any idea that perhaps it isn't the best and highest expression of humanity to bang everyone you can...


Well, I have to go mostly from Literary refs. But, if Raymond Chandler is to be trusted, I think it might have been a bit more overt than any of would suspect it could have been, given the times.

But. I will give you the point, as it was only really occuring amongst the elite / rich in the cities.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:20 AM (XTdJ4)

389 I also finished Swann's Way.

Posted by: who knew at July 03, 2022 11:10 AM (4I7VG)

I'd read it. If it was Alan Swann's Way.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:20 AM (7bRMQ)

390 What would I do without Joe Xiden's contrarianism.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:20 AM (WMdrL)

391 True, but there was a sense of propriety that kept much of that behavior from being overt. I think today's hook-up culture has no sense of shame or even any idea that perhaps it isn't the best and highest expression of humanity to bang everyone you can...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:17 AM (XIJ/X)

it is more in your face today, true. But the volume is no higher than back in the "good old days".

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:21 AM (3vQN0)

392
The Flappers of the 20/30s are completely forgotten.
Posted by: garrett

Except in our dreams.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:15 AM (RA08Q)

Which reminds me that I wish the series Babylon Berlin would have continued through the Hitler/WWII years.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 11:21 AM (Qhnrt)

393 Sections of what was a quick trip to the corner store ends up being lewis and clark.
Posted by: Berserker

********

Lewis (or maybe it was Clark) "Say, Sacagawea, can you ask that Blackfoot warrior how to get to the nearest "Toot & Moo"?

Posted by: Muldoon at July 03, 2022 11:21 AM (kXYt5)

394 >>What was the homesteader's name?


I'd have to pull up the Deed as it was left to one of the Sisters who remarried an Italian fellow by the name of Ruffato. Whose family is still a neighbor.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (XTdJ4)

395 Iron child from a vulcan forge, metal scream and thrash
red steel in the driving wheel, hear the pistons clash
Black dragon breathing big black smoke, howling up the tracks.

You'll never hear any other genre describe a train that way. In a few lines they turned it into something more than a train, almost a monster, and the image is planted.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (VwHCD)
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Weirdly, that's evocative of Michael Moorcock's writing. May explain why he's had an influence on music...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (K5n5d)

396 I did pay attention to the authors of the individual Man From U.N.C.L.E. paperbacks from Ace Books, especially David McDaniel, whose novels are considered the best of the series. But it was the characters and the adventures that caught my attention at age 12-13. Though when I saw a byline of someone who'd written one of the series I'd particularly enjoyed, I'd take note.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (c6xtn)

397 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)

Concur. I have a friend who grew up in communist Poland in the 50's and 60's who would make the hair on the back of your neck and other places stand up from the tales of sexual debauchery that went on in commie land back then. Lots of drinking but no drugs.

The Stasi probably had it all on film.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (R/m4+)

398 Yep. I copied Wenda's comment for future use...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:12 AM (K5n5d)

And CBDs at 358.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:23 AM (7bRMQ)

399 I remember Piers Anthony, Tolkein...

and the Mack Bolan books being the impetus for my reading addiction as a kid.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:24 AM (XTdJ4)

400 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)

Are you purposely obtuse? We are talking since the 'sexual revolution'.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:24 AM (WMdrL)

401 And CBDs at 358.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:23 AM (7bRMQ)
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Yep. Captured that one, too!

I copy comments from this thread into a Google Doc that I use to help craft next week's thread. I don't use everything, but the Moron Horde is an endless source of inspiration!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:25 AM (K5n5d)

402 400 Hook up culture i nothing new. I love how people like to pretend 50 years ago 20 year olds weren't fucking strangers after a night of drinking.
Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:09 AM (3vQN0)

Are you purposely obtuse? We are talking since the 'sexual revolution'.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:24 AM (WMdrL)

Right. Like communist Poland and the flappers, lol.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:25 AM (3vQN0)

403 Wolfus --
That Hitchcock collection was a delight. I'd bought it for du Maurier's "The Birds," but I think I enjoyed Boucher's "They Bite" even more. "Four o'Clock," "Terrified," "Too Many Coincidences," and "Man with a Problem" aren't too dusty either.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at July 03, 2022 11:26 AM (JzDjf)

404 CBD, if you are here, Me email went toes-up yesterday. Will see you at weaseltime.

Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 11:26 AM (DXbAa)

405 Weirdly, that's evocative of Michael Moorcock's writing. May explain why he's had an influence on music...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (K5n5d)

I'm going to have to check him out.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 11:26 AM (VwHCD)

406 >>> 404 CBD, if you are here, Me email went toestits-up yesterday. Will see you at weaseltime.
Posted by: Eromero at July 03, 2022 11:26 AM (DXbAa)

Posted by: AoS Style Guide at July 03, 2022 11:27 AM (llON8)

407 First author I spent my own money on (paperboy route) was Lester Dent's Doc Savage. Bought them used for 10 cents each; but, had to ride my bicycle downtown on Saturday morning (foggy and cold) through hilly Santa Barbara.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:27 AM (RA08Q)

408 Weirdly, that's evocative of Michael Moorcock's writing. May explain why he's had an influence on music...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:22 AM (K5n5d)

I'm going to have to check him out.
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 11:26 AM (VwHCD)
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Here's a taste of how Moorcock has influenced metal music...

https://tinyurl.com/2sspb48w

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:27 AM (K5n5d)

409 Here is what reversing Roe will do: NADA

People will still fuck like they always have. Women will still get abortions like they always have. And politicians will fundraise from it like they always have.

Posted by: Joe XiDen at July 03, 2022 11:28 AM (3vQN0)

410 ---
Here's a taste of how Moorcock has influenced metal music...

https://tinyurl.com/2sspb48w
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:27 AM (K5n5d)



What an unfortunate name.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:28 AM (Zz0t1)

411 Belys petersburg is a flashback

Posted by: No 6 at July 03, 2022 11:29 AM (i0Lci)

412 The first "name" on a paperback cover that interested me was Alfred Hitchcock with 14 of My Favorites in Suspense (I still have it!).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 11:18 AM (c6xtn)

I know we had that book. I don't know if I still do. I did read it decades ago.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:30 AM (7bRMQ)

413 >>We get it, Garrett. You're TOTALLY NOY GAY.


I'm only gay in Ace's Dreams.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:30 AM (XTdJ4)

414 What an unfortunate name.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:28 AM

Unfortunate or epic? Depends on how you it.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 11:30 AM (ftFVW)

415 One of the places I own out here is one of the oldest homesteads in Western Mt.
So old that the Deed was assigned by Teddy when he was the Territorial Land Assesor.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:13 AM (XTdJ4)

about that time a couple of my mother's uncles homesteaded a ranch near Judith Gap. Visited them once when I was young. It was the 60's, but the bunch there still lived like cowboys, going out on horses to do ranch work. Great memory.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 11:30 AM (r46W7)

416 >> a couple of my mother's uncles homesteaded a ranch near Judith Gap


Beautiful country, there.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (XTdJ4)

417 "Depends on how you USE is it."

Damn finger brain connection must be misfiring.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (ftFVW)

418 I finally ran across two of the post Lee Child Reacher novels at a Goodwill last week and at that price decided to give them a try. Have read one. A solid "ok". Really doesn't have that special quality and Reacher doesn't feel quite like Reacher til the action starts. I think of Reacher books like Fleming Bond novels, where it's just the unique way of the author that makes them work and not the plot or character really. Oddly enough the post Puzo Godfather books are as good as the Puzo one. Dunno what that says about Puzo.

Posted by: azjaeger at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (3/XaG)

419 "Depends on how you USE is it."

Damn finger brain connection must be misfiring.
Posted by: She Hobbit at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (ftFVW)



Was going to ask.....

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (Zz0t1)

420 As to why I write what I write, basically I write what I would like to read and no one else is writing it.

For "Wearing the Cat", here was my list of wants:
1) I wanted a fun literary novel. A comic novel in the sense of "Huckleberry Finn" or "Catch-22".
2) I wanted a picaresque novel because I like reading picaresque novels and I like the format of a good entertaining long read.
3) The hero would be a picaro. Not necessarily an admirable character, but one who went through life using his wits. Such as they were.
4) The protagonist and other figures would experience growth and development. I hate novels where everyone stays the same and no one changes.
5) I wanted a story where there were lots of twists and surprises and laughs or shocks.
6) I didn't want the reader to know exactly where the novel was going and what was going to happen while they were reading, because...
7) I wanted everything, everything to come together, make sense, and resolve at the climax and at the end. Because that makes for a fun read.

I think I got it about 95-96% right. So, I was pleased
My new novel has some similar wants, but is different and there's other things I want to

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (5NkmN)

421 It is amazing how some people just cannot help themselves when it comes to non political discussions.
There is more to life than politics.
Other than that, interesting morning.
Thanks Perfessor Squirrel.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:32 AM (Y+l9t)

422 "'There was a major campaign against science fiction author Orson Scott Card several years ago because he dared espouse traditional views about homosexuality. Now, I've read quite a few of his books and I don't recall homosexuality being any sort of major plot point where he inserts his own views about the subject. It just isn't relevant to his stories."

That last is the reason for Card's cancellation by the gay mafia. We are not allowed to just tolerate the gay lifestyle. We must actively celebrate it. If you write stories without any homosexual characters, you are homophobic by the definition given by the gay mafia. It is much the same with today's anti-racism crowd. You can't just be color-blind; you must be actively anti-racist and admit that racism is everywhere.

Posted by: Ralph at July 03, 2022 11:32 AM (Qf//C)

423 Thanks Perfessor Squirrel.
Posted by: Sharon

Completely agree, thank you PS.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:34 AM (RA08Q)

424 reeding is overrated
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 10:17 AM (us2H3)


However, with all other consideration, it is, without a doubt, a valuable invention of rounding the money and making the edges of them with letters or grainings, essential for prevention of clipping, shaving, sweating or otherwise abstracting metal from, and cheapening of, coins of standard weight and value.

Posted by: Zombie Isaac Newton at July 03, 2022 11:34 AM (xhaym)

425 Speaking of fantasy . . .

Joe Scarborough
@JoeNBC
MEDIA BIAS ALERT: Kamala Harris hasn' t had a positive profile in a year. DeSantis sneezes and he's framed as the rising star of politics. And yet the Great White Hope STILL loses is every head-to-head matchup with Harris. The VP also draws even with Trump.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 11:35 AM (FVME7)

426 >>reeding is overrated


Agree.

Posted by: 1st Chair Trumpet at July 03, 2022 11:35 AM (XTdJ4)

427 I don't use everything, but the Moron Horde is an endless source of inspiration!

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:25 AM (K5n5d)

Uh, finder's fee?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:35 AM (7bRMQ)

428 >reeding is overrated


Agree.
Posted by: 1st Chair Trumpet at July 03, 2022 11:35 AM (XTdJ4

Reed players have better sax.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:36 AM (WMdrL)

429 Good morning everyone. A little late to the party.

Still reading Gladius- book on ancient Rome's military. Good read so far.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 11:36 AM (9mW6C)

430 That last is the reason for Card's cancellation by the gay mafia. We are not allowed to just tolerate the gay lifestyle. We must actively celebrate it. If you write stories without any homosexual characters, you are homophobic by the definition given by the gay mafia. It is much the same with today's anti-racism crowd. You can't just be color-blind; you must be actively anti-racist and admit that racism is everywhere.
Posted by: Ralph at July 03, 2022 11:32 AM (Qf//C)
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Yep. You cannot simply ignore the issues. Unless you actively affirm that you are an "ally" (whatever that means), you must be destroyed as the "Other."

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:36 AM (K5n5d)

431 Uh, finder's fee?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:35 AM (7bRMQ)
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Hey, I try to give out hat-tips when appropriate!

I'm still at the bottom tier on the COB dental plan...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 11:37 AM (K5n5d)

432 421 It is amazing how some people just cannot help themselves when it comes to non political discussions.
There is more to life than politics.
Other than that, interesting morning.
Thanks Perfessor Squirrel.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:32 AM (Y+l9t)

So I guessing that history books don't discuss politics?

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 11:37 AM (Qhnrt)

433 The Jetsons is on. It's the one where they threaten to send Elroy to military school on Mars.

#2 son just informed me that George Jetson was born in August 2022.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 11:38 AM (sn5EN)

434 you must be actively anti-racist and admit that racism is everywhere.
Posted by: Ralph

It really gets tiresome though. I have a niece that only possesses the hammer of 'that's racist' and *everything* is a nail for that hammer.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:39 AM (RA08Q)

435 2 son just informed me that George Jetson was born in August 2022.
Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 11:38 AM (sn5EN

So I should get a viable flying car in the next 20 years?

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:39 AM (WMdrL)

436 I think I got it about 95-96% right. So, I was pleased
My new novel has some similar wants, but is different and there's other things I want to

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (5NkmN)

Wow! How do you keep it all together? Does it add a lot of time to getting it from start to finish?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:39 AM (7bRMQ)

437 So I guessing that history books don't discuss politics?
Posted

Don't pretend you didn't know what I was talking about.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:40 AM (Y+l9t)

438 So I guessing that history books don't discuss politics?
Posted

Don't pretend you didn't know what I was talking about.
Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:40 AM (Y+l9t)

95% of the thread was on topic. That's pretty good.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:41 AM (WMdrL)

439 I've never written a book, I've written some scholarly papers.
Let's say I write a book.
Now it's a 1st draft.
Where does it go next? An editor?

Posted by: gourmand du apres midi at July 03, 2022 11:43 AM (jTmQV)

440 Hawksbill Station, by Robert Silverberg

Sci Fi with a political twist. Interesting, not an alien shoot-em-up.

Posted by: boynsea at July 03, 2022 11:43 AM (cx155)

441 >>95% of the thread was on topic. That's pretty good.


Book Thread usually makes it 2-3x as long as any other for staying on topic.

Granted, ace doesn't really care re. his threads, but he does want the COBs to get that 100 comment ring.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:43 AM (XTdJ4)

442 >> a couple of my mother's uncles homesteaded a ranch near Judith Gap

Beautiful country, there.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (XTdJ4)

Missed opportunity there, Garrett.

I woke with the sun blazing in my eyes. I was alone. I spent the last night in Judith's Gap, now it was time to leave before her husband arrived....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:44 AM (7bRMQ)

443 Oh, and get out there and fly that Flag! Happy 4th!

Posted by: boynsea at July 03, 2022 11:44 AM (cx155)

444 >>Missed opportunity there, Garrett.


I should have just socked 'Judith's Husband'.

Dammit.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:45 AM (XTdJ4)

445 @433 It's the one where they threaten to send Elroy to military school on Mars.

Guys my age didn't "understand" about military school. It was used by certain parents, clergymen, school administrators to threaten the recalcitrant and incorrigible. There wasn't a kid my age who wouldn't have committed a major crime to go to military school.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 11:45 AM (videA)

446 "Guys my age didn't "understand" about military school. It was used by certain parents"

Like mine.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 11:46 AM (sn5EN)

447 well, not reading any books at the moment, but am planning to finish one I'm writing, which honestly began as a parody story about a sex android. I titled it 'Phillip K's Dick'. It was purely for laughs but then people liked it so much I guess now I have to actually get the thing fully expanded and all. It's tedious really as I wrote the intro, and then the ending, so it's effectively done. I have to fill in the middle, which I find tiresome. I mean, I know what happens!

Posted by: LenNeal at July 03, 2022 11:47 AM (43xH1)

448 Wow! How do you keep it all together? Does it add a lot of time to getting it from start to finish?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:39 AM (7bRMQ)


Not really. I had a very clear idea of the story. Where it started, where it ended and "signposts" along the way. Sometimes characters will surprise you but that just means that "they" are reacting organically to the story.

Still, a long story will, of course, take you longer to write than a 200 page dealio.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:47 AM (5NkmN)

449 Going to a late show of Top Gun tonight as that show is the only IMAX showing. May need to take a nap.
Have a good day all.

Posted by: Sharon(willow's apprentice) at July 03, 2022 11:47 AM (Y+l9t)

450 I'd go to a military school ion Mars. I hear they got some hot babes there.

Posted by: fd Carter at July 03, 2022 11:48 AM (sn5EN)

451 >>I titled it 'Phillip K's Dick'. It was purely for laughs but then people liked it so much I guess now I have to actually get the thing fully expanded


extdended works, too.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:48 AM (XTdJ4)

452 Wow. All this self gratification being wished for in the prestigious book thread?

Someone is on the bath salts today.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at July 03, 2022 11:48 AM (jvt6t)

453 I'd go to a military school ion Mars. I hear they got some hot babes there.
Posted by: fd

In fact is cold as hell.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 11:49 AM (RA08Q)

454
Guys my age didn't "understand" about military school. It was used by certain parents, clergymen, school administrators to threaten the recalcitrant and incorrigible. There wasn't a kid my age who wouldn't have committed a major crime to go to military school.
Posted by: Stringer Davis at July 03, 2022 11:45 AM (videA)

My parents kept threatening me with military school. Every time they did I'd think, cool, send me.

They finally caught on and quit using that as a threat.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 11:49 AM (Qhnrt)

455 Speaking of military schools , one of my favorite books was Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy.

Pat Conroy was another author I read most of his books. He knew how to write.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:49 AM (WMdrL)

456 447 well, not reading any books at the moment, but am planning to finish one I'm writing, which honestly began as a parody story about a sex android. I titled it 'Phillip K's Dick'. It was purely for laughs but then people liked it so much I guess now I have to actually get the thing fully expanded and all. It's tedious really as I wrote the intro, and then the ending, so it's effectively done. I have to fill in the middle, which I find tiresome. I mean, I know what happens!
Posted by: LenNeal at July 03, 2022 11:47 AM (43xH1)

Plunging into the crevasses of Venus!

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 11:50 AM (y+Ab7)

457 on not ion. Ya know.

Posted by: fd Carter at July 03, 2022 11:50 AM (sn5EN)

458 "picaresque"

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 11:31 AM (5NkmN)

I had to look it up...with a little motivation, a person could learn a lot on this here blog.

Posted by: BignJames at July 03, 2022 11:50 AM (AwYPR)

459 And now for something completely different, dad tries to prevent cops from arresting his son usind an excavator bucket.

https://bit.ly/3OZ4SlR

Well, at least they can't charge him with using a concealed weapon.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 11:51 AM (FVME7)

460 How to play baseball with your kids.

https://bit.ly/3ygpkrE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 11:52 AM (FVME7)

461 >>And now for something completely different, dad tries to prevent cops from arresting his son usind an excavator bucket.


The Son of the Son of KILLDOZER.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:52 AM (XTdJ4)

462
Posted by: LenNeal at July 03, 2022 11:47 AM (43xH1

LenNeal,

I started writing a play based on an office joke. Like you, I got several pages in and my friends said it was gold and to keep going. So keep at it! The book doesn't have to be long. Amazon will let you publish just about any length. So yeah, give us some comedy. God knows we could all use more laughs.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 11:54 AM (y+Ab7)

463 And now for something completely different, dad tries to prevent cops from arresting his son usind an excavator bucket.
https://bit.ly/3OZ4SlR
Well, at least they can't charge him with using a concealed weapon.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 03, 2022 11:51 AM (FVME7)

Send in the Scoops!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 11:55 AM (R/m4+)

464 >>God knows we could all use more laughs.


For God's Sake.

NOT in the Book Thread!!!1!

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:55 AM (XTdJ4)

465 The Son of the Son of KILLDOZER.
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:52 AM (XTdJ4)

That dude was the most dangerous of crazy people. The person who thinks he has been wronged by everyone and he has never done anything wrong.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at July 03, 2022 11:55 AM (WMdrL)

466 464 >>God knows we could all use more laughs.


For God's Sake.

NOT in the Book Thread!!!1!
Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:55 AM (XTdJ4

LOL!

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at July 03, 2022 11:57 AM (Qhnrt)

467 Now hear this. The levity lamp is lit.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 03, 2022 11:57 AM (4I/2K)

468 I just got back from some pre 102 degree days errands (going to sit in the AC, thank you) and I actually have a comment for the book thread. Awhile back, a neighbor, church volunteer for the food bank, rummage sales, whatever, gave me some big print books, Joseph Wambaugh cop stuff. She gave me a few more during the past week, including a couple Ernest K. Gann works. My eyesight is OK, corrected, but that big print stuff is nice when you assume the position in the recliner, balance the book on the old gut, and don't have to slide the bifocals up and down to get things in focus.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 11:58 AM (lz5hY)

469 Amazon will let you publish just about any length. So yeah, give us some comedy. God knows we could all use more laughs.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 11:54 AM (y+Ab7)

Who publishes on Amazon? Is it for indies and hacks, or do really good writers go that way?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:58 AM (7bRMQ)

470 Jane, stop this crazy thing.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 12:00 PM (sn5EN)

471 Nood

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (u73oe)

472 Guys my age didn't "understand" about military school. It was used by certain parents, clergymen, school administrators to threaten the recalcitrant and incorrigible.
___

That's not an effective threat for most military brats.

Posted by: SMH at what's coming at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (Zbekl)

473 Who publishes on Amazon? Is it for indies and hacks, or do really good writers go that way?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 11:58 AM (7bRMQ)

Well I am most assuredly a hack. So there's that. But my first book sold pretty well for being a hack, so hey- what do you have to lose?

The dude who wrote the Martian published there first until a big house picked him up. Here's the thing- I read somewhere that fantasy writer Piers Anthony told new authors to go Amazon or some other route- because the large publishing firms are inundated and will not take a chance on an unknown writer. And this seems to play out if you take the example of the author of the Martian- it was wildly popular on Amazon so it was a sure bet.

This methodology is what hollywood uses to put out their latest garbage. Except Top Gun: Maverick. That movie was amazing.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (y+Ab7)

474 Thanks for the Thread, Perfessor! Always a relaxing and thoughtful way to spend a portion of Sunday.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 03, 2022 12:02 PM (HDkjT)

475 Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (y+Ab7)

Thanks for the info. I'm probably one too. Anyway, gotta go. Thanks for the thread, Perfessor.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 03, 2022 12:02 PM (7bRMQ)

476 I'm reading Starship Troopers. Took me about 25 years to wash the taste of Stranger in a Strange Land out of my mouth. I'm enjoying Troopers quite a bit. Also bought The Moon is a Harsh Mistress to read later this summer.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 03, 2022 12:02 PM (KFhLj)

477 The Flappers of the 20/30s are completely forgotten.

Posted by: garrett at July 03, 2022 11:14 AM (XTdJ4)

True, but there was a sense of propriety that kept much of that behavior from being overt. I think today's hook-up culture has no sense of shame or even any idea that perhaps it isn't the best and highest expression of humanity to bang everyone you can...
Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 03, 2022 11:17 AM

My great-aunt was a flapper. She didn't put out. None of her friends did. It was all about the dancing, drinking, and card-playing. She said "bimbo" wasn't originally a woman but a good-looking man who was fun but not marriage material.

She married when she was 17 to a man who liked to dance but was unfortunately a drinker.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 12:03 PM (yKPAy)

478 Morning Hordemates.
Alas, I have fallen in amongst evil-doers. French toast AND maple syrup.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 03, 2022 12:03 PM (anj39)

479 A little way into Sean McMeekin's "Stalin's War". He actually covers a tremendous amount of ground, and makes some fairly audacious claims, and that's just in the sort of scene-setting (1930s). At points it almost feels like everything is being force-fed into his overall framework. But that may just be my impression, and I've been too lazy to look much back at the notes for his documentation or deeper discussion on specific issues.

One non-central fun fact I somehow had missed: Trotsky invited at least a portion of the western military forces into the northern USSR early on, for the Soviets' own purposes. If true, interesting.

Posted by: rhomboid at July 03, 2022 12:06 PM (OTzUX)

480 476 I'm reading Starship Troopers. Took me about 25 years to wash the taste of Stranger in a Strange Land out of my mouth. I'm enjoying Troopers quite a bit. Also bought The Moon is a Harsh Mistress to read later this summer.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 03, 2022 12:02 PM (KFhLj)

Bear- I tried to read Moon is a Harsh Mistress after a buddy raved about it. I just couldn't get into it. Usually I like Heinlens stuff but that one bored me. Starship Troopers is excellent.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 12:09 PM (y+Ab7)

481 This methodology is what hollywood uses to put out their latest garbage. Except Top Gun: Maverick. That movie was amazing.

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 12:01 PM (y+Ab7)


The cost of failure is too high in those markets, both financially and status and time wise.

In Amazon you just do a re-write and change the name

Posted by: Kindltot at July 03, 2022 12:10 PM (xhaym)

482 Bear- I tried to read Moon is a Harsh Mistress after a buddy raved about it. I just couldn't get into it. Usually I like Heinlens stuff but that one bored me. Starship Troopers is excellent.
Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 03, 2022 12:09 PM (y+Ab7)


I recall reading The Moon is a Harsh Mistress in high school and thinking it was pretty neat. I'm trying to reread it 40 years later and it just isn't clicking. Too much navel gazing, etc.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at July 03, 2022 12:24 PM (ZSK0i)

483 I finally read far enough into LOTR to not get stuck and drop out courtesy of a ten-hour layover in an airport, when my only other choice of reading material was Federal Aviation Regs. You're right. Once you slog far enough in that patience at the pacing is hammered into you, it's a good story.

But this was *after* I had enjoyed all 3 movies. Reading him is like wading through molasses. It's good, and rich, and dense, and so very, very slow.

It's not like I lacked the opportunity before then. I think mi mama tried to teach me to read on LOTR, as well as the Odyssey and the Illiad. My bro was writing notes in Elvish in high school. It just... took a couple decades before I could actually manage to finish it.

Posted by: Not From Around Here at July 03, 2022 12:29 PM (wrzAm)

484 Which reminds me that I wish the series Babylon Berlin would have continued through the Hitler/WWII years.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons

I agree. That is a great series. The Germans are doing some interesting things for TV. Dark was one of the best time travel stories I've watched (just make sure to watch it in German w/ subtitles because the dubbing is horrible.)

Posted by: who knew at July 03, 2022 12:34 PM (4I7VG)

485 Now hear this. The levity lamp is lit.
Posted by: Count de Monet

What has six legs and a bra ?

Peter Paul and Mary.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 12:52 PM (arJlL)

486 139 A H Lloyd, how interesting. My novel is a giant F/U to Seattle progressives and everyone who votes for them. I'm furious and disgusted by their behavior when it's perfectly obvious they are supporting rapists of minor boys. They know exactly what they're doing and yet they do not care. The city is run by psychopaths.

Posted by: Tonestaple at July 03, 2022 01:07 PM (3qAOE)

487 Finished Red Shirts by John Scalzi. It's mostly well written and clever enough. And it's way more than the initial conceit of what happens when the red shirts realize they are cannon fodder.

I am not 100% sold on it as some parts annoy me.
Posted by: blaster at July 03, 2022 09:19 AM


I got a free copy with my Worldcon membership because it was on the Hugo ballot that year. (It won.) I thought one of the codas was okay, but the rest aspired to meh. The only reasons it won the Hugo was 1) Scalzi and b) The whole "red shirt" trope that you mention.

The fact of the matter is that I didn't think any of the nominated novels deserved the Hugo that year.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 03, 2022 01:46 PM (6jmQG)

488 I'm reminded of a scene in a Matt Helm story in which the sign and countersign between the Brits and Yanks were a phrase from the Declaration of Independence and one from the Magna Carta.

Having never read the latter, I would have failed that test.
Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 09:20 AM


I read The Magna Carta because they had a travelling road show about it that stopped in Houston and I helped organize an outing to see it.

Did you know that it calls for standardized weights and measures? It is perhaps the first document to call for such as a function of government.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 03, 2022 01:48 PM (6jmQG)

489 I read The Magna Carta. ...

Did you know that it calls for standardized weights and measures?


Interesting. Imagine life without such standards. The guy who swings the heftier punch gets his way.

I understand the Oklahoma Constitution includes a section regarding kerosene mixture.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 03, 2022 03:16 PM (Om/di)

490 Last!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 04:45 PM (/jQbM)

491 Ahh.. Renaissance Books! The airport location used to be their secondary location. The "main" bookstore was downtown, in two decrepit buildings that seemed to have holes made in the adjoining walls so that one didn't have to exit and enter again to get to the other half of the books. Four stories, bookshelves ten feet high, tables, stacks of books in front of the bookshelves, and random boxes of books scattered around for good measure. The snake trails led back to the registers, and I suspect they made this part particularly narrow so that it would be hard for any would-be thieves to sneak out of the building unnoticed, because even though the place seemed to be minimally staffed, there was usually someone at the registers.

I remember these huge windows looking out onto the river from the one part of the building and not really wanting to get too close because I wasn't sure how sturdy the structure was there all the way at the back.

As wonderful as it was to discover the place, my comment at the time was "It's amazing that the place hasn't been condemned." Well - the next time I came up to Milwaukee for a visit, it was.

https://bit.ly/3P1gMf3

Posted by: Katja at July 03, 2022 05:08 PM (GDvjU)

492 490 - Nope! It's hard to be timely on this thread when there's church (and getting kids ready for church) in the morning!

Posted by: Katja at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (GDvjU)

493 Foiled by Katja! Curses. LOL

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (/jQbM)

494 490 - Nope! It's hard to be timely on this thread when there's church (and getting kids ready for church) in the morning!
Posted by: Katja at July 03, 2022 05:09 PM (GDvjU)

493 Foiled by Katja! Curses. LOL
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 05:19 PM (/jQbM)

And everyone checks back again and again.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 05:30 PM (cknjq)

EMT 07/3/22

Happy Sunday!

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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 06:01 AM (2JoB8)

2 Good morning!

Let's smile & be happy & strike fear in the hearts of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:02 AM (u82oZ)

3 G'mornin' everyone !

leavin' now so I can see the sun come up from the hiking trail.

56 degrees, fog.

and prayers for you and yours, MLiI !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at July 03, 2022 06:02 AM (a82Er)

4 on it, NaCly !

also implementing the Head on a Swivel clause !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at July 03, 2022 06:04 AM (a82Er)

5 Thanks, sock_rat_eez

It looks like a beautiful day for a hike

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 06:07 AM (9P5HS)

6 Yeah Buddy! Top o'the morning y'all.

As usual, a short visit before my upcoming tee time. Looks like another God given glorious day in the upstate of SC, also known as God's Country.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:07 AM (R5lpX)

7 Less humid here today, loos like some rain possibility this morning.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 06:09 AM (2JoB8)

8 sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw !

Excellent!

May your path be smooth, and the view exhilarating.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:09 AM (u82oZ)

9 Story behind the hymn-"America the Beautiful"

https://tinyurl.com/4u297cuu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:10 AM (FZ2cV)

10 Good morning Skip, NaCly, Mr Sockrateez.

I hope MLII is feeling better today. Pray that the Good Lord gives you serenity and peace.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:10 AM (R5lpX)

11 Good morning morons

Slipped fell on Fredrick St yesterday morning so shoulder are kinda sore this morning. I'll wake up Mrs. F. for a shoulder rub later. /s

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:11 AM (EZebt)

12 I'm sort of going on a hike today. Wasn't it Mark Twain who said that golf is a good walk ruined?

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:12 AM (R5lpX)

13 Fen any news from your son's interview?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:12 AM (EZebt)

14 {{{My Life is Insanity}}}

May her memory guide and comfort you.

We all come to the clearing at the end of the path, but with your Mom, it is especially poignant.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:12 AM (u82oZ)

15 Good morning Mr Physcho. My you're up early.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:13 AM (R5lpX)

16 San Franpsycho

Ya gotta stop that! Knee-waking drunk is safer.

We need you fit!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:14 AM (u82oZ)

17 Top o'the morning Miss Fenolon. Hope all is well with you!

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:14 AM (R5lpX)

18 And your family.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:14 AM (R5lpX)

19 Cold brew light roast coffee -- stronger than darker roasts -- is just an excuse to drink lots of milk.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:15 AM (4NlP1)

20 That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM

That whole par thing gets in the way of a hike. May you hit well, even with a 1 iron.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:15 AM (u82oZ)

21 Stronger meaning more caffeine, and apparently, I haven't had enough yet, or maybe I should sleep.

*refrains from drooling on his keyboard*

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:15 AM (4NlP1)

22 My goal is to stay in bed until 3 am and Im at about 50%. The nerd thread and the emt are fine folks to spend these mornings with.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:15 AM (EZebt)

23 Don't usually eat a heavy breakfast before golf, but might have to hit the Awful Waffle this morning.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:16 AM (R5lpX)

24 Pierogis, potato(e) pancakes, eggs and kielbasi for breakfast today.

Have a metric cr*pton of yard work today which is going to involve heavy machinery, grit and determination to slog through.

Need the fuel.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 03, 2022 06:16 AM (IfhrG)

25
g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2022 06:17 AM (ENBF0)

26 FenelonSpoke

Good luck to FenelonSon. For next year, I should send you info on working a harvest team.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:17 AM (u82oZ)

27 Holy crap, it's already Sunday. May have to go fishing early today before it becomes too rainy and hot.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 06:18 AM (0ocXn)

28 >>I hope MLII is feeling better today. Pray that the Good Lord gives you serenity and peace.
Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM

>> {{{My Life is Insanity}}}
May her memory guide and comfort you.
We all come to the clearing at the end of the path, but with your Mom, it is especially poignant.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Thank you, feeling ok, but still a bit numb It really is a blessing that she didn't hang on any longer.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 06:19 AM (9P5HS)

29 That whole par thing gets in the way of a hike. May you hit well, even with a 1 iron.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:15 AM (u82oZ)


It's often been jokingly said that "Not even God can hit a 1 Iron, but Jack Nicklaus can."

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:19 AM (R5lpX)

30 Good morning.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 06:20 AM (ddTPB)

31 Fen any news from your son's interview?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:12 AM (EZebt

No; He sent him a text message thanking him for the interview and saying he would work hard and appreciate the opportunity, but h hasn't heard anything yet. I don' know if hat mean that the man is busy or has applicants he thinks are more appropriate. Thx or asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:20 AM (FZ2cV)

32 I know my demise will be slip and fall, its already starting to happen. The sidewalks here are in bad shape which doesn't help.

The city has been saying it is going to fix our sidewalk and charge us, we have been saying, Yes, please! for over 2 years and waiting.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:21 AM (EZebt)

33 Thanks, "Yeah, Buddy" and "Salty".

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:21 AM (FZ2cV)

34
*rubs eyes*

Good morning, Hordians

*starts coffee maker*

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 06:23 AM (6Mlq5)

35
I know my demise will be slip and fall

_________

I know my obituary will read, "died stupidly putting on underwear."

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 06:25 AM (6Mlq5)

36 So, what do you guys think? Should my son go over there again on Tuesday if he doesn't hear anything or just drop it?
They haven't yet had corn harvests in NJ, which i think is the main thing the guy was concerned about

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:26 AM (FZ2cV)

37 hiya

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:26 AM (arJlL)

38 Hadrian how are the new puppehs?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:28 AM (EZebt)

39 Hopefully we'll be served our bloody Marys before war criminal, Joe Biden, and his proxy cockboy start WWIII.

Happy Independence Day!

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 06:30 AM (0ocXn)

40 I know my obituary will read, "died stupidly putting on underwear."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 06:25 AM (6Mlq5)
===
LOL

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:31 AM (EZebt)

41
Hadrian how are the new puppehs?
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:28 AM (EZebt)

__________

Doing well, but Mama had a bad night. The painkillers wore off and the discomfort from her incision bothered her. We gave her some Carprofen and she settled down.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 06:33 AM (6Mlq5)

42 Morning again, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 03, 2022 06:33 AM (aCnQ1)

43 32 Fen, the good 'ol days. Years ago, I see the city sidewalk crew a block away, and a buddy from HS running it. Went down, talked to him, went to the state store and got him a bottle, and two new sections of sidewalk appeared that afternoon. No pesky city billing either.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 06:33 AM (lz5hY)

44 43 Sorry, I meant SanFran.

Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 06:34 AM (lz5hY)

45 Doing well, but Mama had a bad night. The painkillers wore off and the discomfort from her incision bothered her. We gave her some Carprofen and she settled down.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

She has her own car ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:34 AM (arJlL)

46 Hadrian the Seventh

Good about the puppies and Delilah.

Underwear, hunh?
* Spock eyebrow *
There are alternatives.

Have a great day, and may the puppies thrive.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:35 AM (u82oZ)

47 Less humid here today, loos like some rain possibility this morning.
Posted by: Skip at

It rained here....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:35 AM (arJlL)

48 Good morning all.

Posted by: Ciampino - is there bacon for breakfast? at July 03, 2022 06:36 AM (qfLjt)

49 Good morning everyone.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 06:36 AM (Msys3)

50 FenelonSpoke

Drop in. Show interest.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:36 AM (u82oZ)

51 Good morning all.
Posted by: Ciampino

Hiya Champ !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:36 AM (arJlL)

52 FenelonSpoke

Drop in. Show interest.
Posted by: NaCly Dog

Do a little dance.....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:38 AM (arJlL)

53 Verse for the day:

"I tell you, everyone who acknowledges me before others the Son of Man will acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever denies me before others will be denied before the angels of God."

--Luke 12:8-9

I know a couple of folks that are in serious trouble regarding this.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 06:38 AM (Msys3)

54 Years ago, I see the city sidewalk crew a block away, and a buddy from HS running it. Went down, talked to him, went to the state store and got him a bottle, and two new sections of sidewalk appeared that afternoon. No pesky city billing either.
Posted by: bill in arkansas, not gonna comply with nuttin, waiting for the 0300 knock on the door at July 03, 2022 06:33 AM (lz5hY)
===

The former head of DPW is in Santa Rita on a federal rap for those kind of gigs.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:38 AM (EZebt)

55
Do a little dance.....
Posted by: JT

Get down tonight!

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 06:38 AM (Msys3)

56 San Franpsycho

Sidewalks, and essentially all infrastructure repairs and upgrades need a sponsor in the power structure. Public Works repairs what they are told ot fix, not the worst areas. This is a truism.

Get the City Commissioner to green light it. Using a petition of neighbors shows you are organized, serious, and have concerned voters behind it.

Good luck.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:40 AM (u82oZ)

57 I would like to touch up couple spots, sand and prime again as have truck taped up if it's still on it.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 06:42 AM (2JoB8)

58 Happy, We kilt your forefathers before your forefathers kilt us day.
This is good. This is what it took. Things our fathers never talked about.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 06:42 AM (J8LnB)

59 Bezos is chastising the president for making stupid statements about gas prices. Waiting for WaPo to go conservative? Nah, more like a snake eating its tail.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 06:42 AM (ddTPB)

60 I don't think they actually put that in your obituary, "died stupidly" etc. 😊Otherwise mine might read, "Tripped on the bunched up bit of the rug under the couch"








Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:43 AM (FZ2cV)

61 G'morning, all!

Salty!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 06:44 AM (1n+EO)

62 Hiya TonyPete !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:44 AM (arJlL)

63 @29: "It's often been jokingly said ..."

I've got a Muirfield 1-iron sitting in a barrel of old golf equipment. My older brother was ridiculously good with the club, but wore down the grooves.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:45 AM (4NlP1)

64 Made it to the Awful Waffle. Waiting on my eggs and hash browns plus a big order of Bacon.

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:45 AM (BG6Pt)

65 I don't think they actually put that in your obituary, "died stupidly" etc. 😊Otherwise mine might read, "Tripped on the bunched up bit of the rug under the couch"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Why were you walking under the couch ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:46 AM (arJlL)

66 JT

My son is not a dancer. He does sort of jump around like. a kangaroo sometimes when he listens to music in his room.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:46 AM (yhLoF)

67 Village Idiot's Apprentice

Top o ta mornin to ya, gov'nor.

The countdown continues. Time is getting short relative to actions needed.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:46 AM (u82oZ)

68
Using a petition of neighbors shows you are organized, serious, and have concerned voters behind it.

Good luck.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:40 AM


Twitter bots. Totes cereal, hit up the DPW's twitter account with several hundred tweets from "concerned voters" and watch the needle move

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2022 06:47 AM (ENBF0)

69 don't think they actually put that in your obituary, "died stupidly" etc. 😊Otherwise mine might read, "Tripped on the bunched up bit of the rug under the couch"








Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:43 AM (FZ2cV)


My wife wants her epitaph to say..."Is it hot down here or is it just me."

Posted by: That Guy What Always Says Yeah Buddy TM at July 03, 2022 06:47 AM (BG6Pt)

70 Fen -

Feeling better ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 06:47 AM (arJlL)

71 Thanks for the grammatical inquiry, JT. Of course I meant "tripped on bit of bunched up old carpet that was in front of the couch.






Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:48 AM (FZ2cV)

72 PJ Media has a article up yesterday where David Axlerod claimed no one is running Sundowner, it's truly a rudder less ship.
Not sure if it was some cabal running it he wouldn't want to adit it.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 06:49 AM (2JoB8)

73 @59: "Bezos is chastising the president ..."

Biden walked right up to the edge of saying "geez maybe price controls aren't such a bad idea" and that should scare the everlasting shit outta Bezos since Amazon is arguably the first company that would be nationalized in a depression economy controlled by Democrats.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:50 AM (4NlP1)

74 My son is not a dancer. He does sort of jump around like. a kangaroo sometimes when he listens to music in his room.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

iirc, there is a 'dance' from back in the day called the 'Pogo'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 06:50 AM (Msys3)

75 69-That's funny


Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:50 AM (yhLoF)

76 FenelonSpoke

Dancing leads to being near women. Good dancing leads to grandchildren. Can't have any of that!

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:50 AM (u82oZ)

77 I am feeling better most of the time, JT. Thx for asking.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:51 AM (yhLoF)

78 Ah, the White Hijse is pushing that Boot Edge Edge is a "star" amid his tireless efforts to get money "out there" from the infrastructure bill. Now the intrigue is how they bypass Kamala. The dress up party continues.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 03, 2022 06:51 AM (tYZBZ)

79 72 Skip, it is hard to see him as anything more than an empty vessel.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:52 AM (EZebt)

80 75 Skip

Susan Rice. Who has always been stupid. And the Watermelon people that hate carbon, people, and civilization.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:52 AM (u82oZ)

81 what a shitty day

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 06:53 AM (ex2Cx)

82 rhennigantx

If you need to vent, let the lava flow.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:54 AM (u82oZ)

83 Salty

Unless he's hiding them in his closet there aren't any women in his room except if I'm on there. I am hoping he will learn to talk more to girls when he's away at college, God willing






Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 06:54 AM (yhLoF)

84 Zero chance they push Buttigieg ahead of Kamala, and putting them together on a ticket would be suicidal. African-American turnout would crater in '24, and the Hispanic vote would tilt majority Republican for twenty years.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:56 AM (4NlP1)

85 Mornin'
(sips coffee)

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2022 06:58 AM (sAmhv)

86 The interesting thing about government complaining about private industry "profits", is that in tough times, privates always go after overhead first to reduce costs - travel, training budgets, actual staff, etc. Now, consider the government is essentially all overhead. Of course, government isn't good at going from A to B in a direct fashion.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 03, 2022 06:58 AM (tYZBZ)

87 Is 'empty vessel' an euphemism for 'empty bent shit-can'?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 06:59 AM (1n+EO)

88 Have a great day, everyone.

May your accomplishments match your dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 07:00 AM (u82oZ)

89 Boot Edge Edge / Abrams '24. The slogan will be "You Know You Want To!"

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 03, 2022 07:00 AM (tYZBZ)

90 Be safe, Salty!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:02 AM (1n+EO)

91 No it not

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:04 AM (sn5EN)

92 Boot Edge Edge / Abrams '24. The slogan will be "You Know You Want To!"
Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at July 03, 2022 07:00 AM (tYZBZ)

A simp and a blimp '24!

Posted by: Babs at July 03, 2022 07:04 AM (4I/2K)

93 So Toledo has remained mostly quiet?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:04 AM (1n+EO)

94 Aside from being.a check off box what qualifications does Mayor Pete have. He apparently did a bad job as Mayor of South Bend and he's been terrible as Transportation Secretary.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 07:07 AM (WjHsn)

95 what a shitty day
Posted by: rhennigantx

Got enough TP ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:07 AM (arJlL)

96 I can get my right leg into my undershorts. It's the left leg that has trouble.

Yes. One day, they will find my body on the floor of my bedroom with one leg in and the other out.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 07:08 AM (lKAqb)

97 "He apparently did a bad job as Mayor of South Bend and he's been terrible as Transportation Secretary. "

For the Left, those are qualifications.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:08 AM (1n+EO)

98 Yes. One day, they will find my body on the floor of my bedroom with one leg in and the other out.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse

Could be worse

Posted by: Nelson Rockefeller at July 03, 2022 07:09 AM (thbCK)

99 Aside from being.a check off box what qualifications does Mayor Pete have. He apparently did a bad job as Mayor of South Bend and he's been terrible as Transportation Secretary.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

"What are your qualifications for this position?"

*I'm a ****sucker!*

"That's it?"

*Yep, that's it.*

When can you start?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:09 AM (Msys3)

100 It's Christmas in July!

South Carolina has just made all military retirement pay completely State income tax free!!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:10 AM (1n+EO)

101 ok
The [Oregon Health Authority’s] office for equity and inclusion, however, prefers not to rush the business of government. In fact, the office’s program manager delayed a meeting with partner organizations on the stated grounds that “urgency is a white supremacy value.”

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:11 AM (ex2Cx)

102 "Yes. One day, they will find my body on the floor of my bedroom with one leg in and the other out.
Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse

Could be worse"

It could be raining.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:11 AM (1n+EO)

103 A Sabbath devotional from "The Upper Room" written by a person from Florida:

https://tinyurl.com/4kzpdpsu

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 07:12 AM (WjHsn)

104 "The [Oregon Health Authority’s] office for equity and inclusion, however, prefers not to rush the business of government. In fact, the office’s program manager delayed a meeting with partner organizations on the stated grounds that “urgency is a white supremacy value.”

Whipeapoo time.

It's real.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:12 AM (1n+EO)

105 I know a couple of folks that are in serious trouble regarding this.
Posted by: Tonypete


"just a couple", not a whole lot ?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:14 AM (hOUT3)

106 "Should my son go over there again on Tuesday if he doesn't hear anything or just drop it?"

Yes. The earlier the better. The follow-up shows he really wants the job. I've snagged jobs like that, a long time ago in what seems like another lifetime.

Be prepared for disappointment though. The job (s) may already be filled.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:14 AM (sn5EN)

107 It's real.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice


VIA, I just KNEW I should take that government job!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:15 AM (hOUT3)

108 Be prepared for disappointment though. The job (s) may already be filled.
Posted by: fd


Fen, showing up is half of the job! It cannot help but make a good and lasting impression!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:16 AM (hOUT3)

109 hey y'all

Posted by: Nearsighted Cyclopes at July 03, 2022 07:17 AM (ZAtDh)

110 Biden Bestows Medal of Freedom on Megan Rapinoe, Who Declared Girls' Sports 'Not That Important'

Shes a biologist now?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:17 AM (ex2Cx)

111 A small act of kindness that helped this woman. From "Sunny Skyz" site:

https://tinyurl.com/2p89v7h6

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 07:18 AM (ej+nE)

112 Democrats ages 18 to 29 were especially likely to say that other countries are better than the U.S., with 55% expressing this view.

Duh! The go there!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:18 AM (ex2Cx)

113 Biden Bestows Medal of Freedom on Megan Rapinoe, Who Declared Girls' Sports 'Not That Important'

Shes a biologist now?
Posted by: rhennigantx

Wasn't she a member of a team that got their collective asses handed to them by a 15 yr old and under boys' team?

*You go girl!!*

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:19 AM (Msys3)

114 " It cannot help but make a good and lasting impression!"

It can't hurt, that's for sure. The thing is, if he doesn't get the job it shouldn't discourage him from trying just as hard on the next opportunity.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:19 AM (sn5EN)

115 Megan Rapinoe.....I seem to have heard that name before.

But I can't quite place the importance of it.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:22 AM (1n+EO)

116 Megan Rapinoe.....I seem to have heard that name before.

But I can't quite place the importance of it.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Future truck stop 'entrepreneur'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:23 AM (Msys3)

117 I was there when Susan Rice told a crowd of ten thousand people where she first had sex with her husband, in a graduation speech. On the 50 yard line at Stanford Stadium.

So, yes, dumb.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:23 AM (5TI/L)

118 40 I know my obituary will read, "died stupidly putting on underwear."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 06:25 AM (6Mlq5)
===

Pfft.

Posted by: Elvis Presley at July 03, 2022 07:24 AM (PiwSw)

119 Is Biden back from Europe and SA? Wow, totally missed that.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:24 AM (5TI/L)

120 That's my problem with #2 son's job hunting. He wants a part time job until he finishes college. He's put in lots of applications but has not gotten anything. I've told him he needs to set his sights lower and get his boots on the ground.

He does have a job of sorts around here though. I told if he's not working for someone else he's working for me this Summer. Next week he is painting the porch.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:25 AM (sn5EN)

121 I know my obituary will read, "died stupidly putting on underwear."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Consider the alternative dressing method: sitting on the floor trying to get your 'wears on. Of course, one can't bend one's knees enough to put your foot in one of the holes so there's that.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:26 AM (Msys3)

122 119 Is Biden back from Europe and SA? Wow, totally missed that.
Posted by: Huck Follywood



Yep. He was successful in humiliating and insulting Americans. Not much else.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2022 07:26 AM (sAmhv)

123 Estimated 90 shell casings from cops firing at one man in a not moving car. Gun they expect him to have possessed has not been produced.

https://is.gd/8l56Ym

https://is.gd/V6HBH1

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:26 AM (ddTPB)

124 NYPD arrest Dindu who fatally shot 20-year-old mom walking her child in a stroller.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 07:27 AM (yikp0)

125 Uvalde police chief resigns his seat on the shitty city council.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 07:28 AM (yikp0)

126 2 criminal systems:
A recently rediscovered video shows Joe Biden as a 2020 presidential candidate inexplicably declaring, “I don’t count drunk driving as a felony,” to the astonishment of his stunned interviewers.

PS You are in the other 1!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:28 AM (ex2Cx)

127 Last times he gassed a room and pooped the Pope.
This trip could be considered a success.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:28 AM (ddTPB)

128 Touched up my body puddy job. It's passable for my first time.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 07:28 AM (2JoB8)

129 Yep. He was successful in humiliating and insulting Americans. Not much else.
Posted by: Puddleglum at July 03, 2022 07:26 AM (sAmhv)



At least he is good at something[/il]

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:29 AM (5TI/L)

130 But I can't quite place the importance of it.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:22 AM (1n+EO)

there is none

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:29 AM (ex2Cx)

131 Oops. Phone.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:29 AM (5TI/L)

132 Boker Tov Patriots

I got nothing

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 07:30 AM (Irn0L)

133 Old Dog and Old Cat are adjusting to their loss of New Old Dog. This old Butler is trying as well. Grandkids who were close to New Old Dog have been through the house kinda looking for him but seem to have accepted it pretty well that he is gone. It was harder for the adults to deal with the kids looking for him.

Posted by: mustbequantum at July 03, 2022 07:31 AM (MIKMs)

134 When you consider how truly stupid and venal he is, Joe Biden has been an incredible success.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:31 AM (EZebt)

135 Baggage sorting system "malfunction" at Charles de Gaulle Airport leads to 15 flights departing without luggage.

I assume sabotage as the baggage-handlers there have been striking, or rotating strikes, recently over cost of living raises.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 07:31 AM (yikp0)

136 It's gonna a day. hot and humid.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 07:32 AM (r2IDy)

137 Bondo to the rescue.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:32 AM (ddTPB)

138 I got nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 07:30 AM (Irn0L)
===

When you've got good oral health, you don't need much else, amirite?

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:33 AM (EZebt)

139
Posted by: Braenyard


When you have to absolutely, positively have to be sure!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:34 AM (hOUT3)

140 @126: "... astonishment of his stunned interviewers."

Weapons grade pandering in that video. You can almost see Biden's brain connecting DUI sentencing to racial disparities in crack and cocaine sentencing, and being a young, hip, urban town hall, he thought that would fly with the audience.

Also worth noting how much better his speech was just two years ago, and how much they've stretched and botox'd his face since then too.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 07:34 AM (4NlP1)

141 Have the cops explained why they shot 90 times, or has the cone of silence dropped?

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:34 AM (7aIgb)

142 The prices of some smaller energy companies are also set to soar after July 1, with ReAmped and LPE increasing their prices by 100 per cent, while Discover Energy will increase by 285 per cent and GloBird by 147 per cent.

Aussie companies are forcing customers to leave? My guess is that they have govt contracts that pay no matter what!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 07:34 AM (ex2Cx)

143 I assume sabotage as the baggage-handlers there have been striking, or rotating strikes, recently over cost of living raises.
Posted by: andycanuck


Did not the Frogs put the sabot in sabotage?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:34 AM (hOUT3)

144 Have the cops explained why they shot 90 times, or has the cone of silence dropped?
Posted by: Huck Follywood


The "Ongoing Investigation" ploy has been unleashed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:35 AM (hOUT3)

145 Boker Tov Patriots

I got nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Not even rhythm ?

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:36 AM (arJlL)

146 "Touched up my body puddy job."


Na....Nope.....

Too easy.

*Walks away, whistling innocently*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:37 AM (1n+EO)

147 Thinking of a movie like Old Yellower, but instead of a dog we'll have the transportation secretary.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 07:37 AM (ZfARY)

148 "Chinese state media reporter Chen Weihua tweeted: 'Now US President finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. "

That guy could get a job with The Bee.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:37 AM (sn5EN)

149 Trying to decide on tombstone, either
Give me just 5 more minutes, or
Pass me a cup of coffee and I'll be fine

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 07:38 AM (2JoB8)

150 Video of the incident is supposed to be released this afternoon.



Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:39 AM (ddTPB)

151 For my tombstone, I am going with

"Lost and Found!"

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:39 AM (hOUT3)

152 "I know my obituary will read, "died stupidly putting on underwear."
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh "

It could be worse

Posted by: Zombie David Carridine at July 03, 2022 07:41 AM (1n+EO)

153 Two dead after vehicle crashes into a fireworks stand in NE Washington, D.C.

And one killed in an explosion at Battle Creek, MI air show...

||A 40-year-old driver is dead after his jet-powered semi truck performing at the Field of Flight in Battle Creek Saturday afternoon caught fire and crashed. [...]

Drivers and pilots were performing Field of Flight activities, which features pyrotechnics, aircraft performing aerial stunts, and the SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck racing them over 300 mph down the airport runway. During this maneuver, the jet truck flipped off the runway and burst into flames.||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 07:41 AM (yikp0)

154 I like what W.C. Fields proposed, "on the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:41 AM (EZebt)

155 Looks like the first day of no rain in about four days.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:41 AM (1n+EO)

156 If the government was put in charge of the Mojave Desert it would run out of sand.
My tombstone will read:

I told you I was sick.

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 03, 2022 07:42 AM (flINI)

157 got nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Not even rhythm ?
Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:36 AM (arJlL)

Especially rhythm

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 07:42 AM (Irn0L)

158 FenelonSpoke

Drop in. Show interest.

--

When Jr. Black was a teenager, he did this after applying for a job. I think it sealed the deal for him because it worked.

'Morn all! Was out too long at the pool yesterday and got sunburned. Ouchies today.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 07:43 AM (sVtYq)

159 I like what W.C. Fields proposed, "on the whole, I'd rather be in Philadelphia."
Posted by: San Franpsycho

Hmmm. . . . W.C. hasn't been there recently I'd wager.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:43 AM (Msys3)

160 Morning peeps. I could use a little rain here. Bone dry for about 3 weeks now. It's rained around us, but not here.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 07:43 AM (BFigT)

161 @94: "... what qualifications does Mayor Pete have."

I think he spent a summer at Obama's speechification camp. The primary debate clips are brutal in retrospect. All of the same carefully choreographed cadences, but without any charm or gravitas. He had a "why isn't this working?!" look in his eyes at the beginning, but he knew it wasn't working by the end.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 07:43 AM (4NlP1)

162 Megan Rapinoe.....I seem to have heard that name before.

But I can't quite place the importance of it.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice

Future truck stop 'entrepreneur'.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:23 A


Lot lizard?

Posted by: Mister Scott (formerly GWS) at July 03, 2022 07:44 AM (bVYXr)

163 Employers appreciate employees who want to be there.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:44 AM (ddTPB)

164 I, for one, am glad Resident Biden is still with us. The age of Kumlala would be too much like an "Idiocracy 2" movie script.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at July 03, 2022 07:45 AM (KXyQ2)

165 got nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup

Not even rhythm ?
Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:36 AM (arJlL)

Especially rhythm
Posted by: Nevergiveup

I thought that was on the Captain's Test.....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:46 AM (arJlL)

166 Did not the Frogs put the sabot in sabotage?
----------------------------
And the Phlegms, er, Belgians.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 07:46 AM (yikp0)

167 Employers appreciate employees who want to be there.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:44 AM (ddTPB)
===
Employers appreciate employees who come to work!

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:46 AM (EZebt)

168 For burns I like a thin coat of vitamin E oil from the capsules.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (ddTPB)

169 "I thought that was on the Captain's Test....."

Not for the candidates of pallor.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (1n+EO)

170 Employers appreciate employees who come to work!
Posted by: San Franpsycho

And can pass a drug test.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (Msys3)

171 For burns I like a thin coat of vitamin E oil from the capsules.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (ddTPB)
===
This works for me too.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (EZebt)

172 "SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck racing them over 300 mph down the airport runway. During this maneuver, the jet truck flipped off the runway and burst into flames"

Damn. I've seen that truck. He would race an airplane flying by from a standing start. That's terrible.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:47 AM (sn5EN)

173 We stopped drug testing in 2019.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 07:48 AM (EZebt)

174 For burns I like a thin coat of vitamin E oil from the capsules.

Posted by: Braenyard

*Quietly puts the quart of 5W-30 back on the shelf and slinks away*

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:48 AM (Msys3)

175 "SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck racing them over 300 mph down the airport runway. During this maneuver, the jet truck flipped off the runway and burst into flames"

Skip does bodywork....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:49 AM (arJlL)

176 Biden is not looking well. Saw some pics. Yikes.

Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 07:50 AM (r2IDy)

177 "Chinese state media reporter Chen Weihua tweeted: 'Now US President finally realized that capitalism is all about exploitation. "

--

So much wrong with this, it's hard to know where to start. I get angry reading this stock "capitalism equals exploitation" meaningless phrase. In the US, you work in a capitalist society (we're not a fully capitalist society, but go with me here)...you get paid wages that allow you to live better than the entirety of the rest of the world. Want more? Go out and achieve it. Nothing is stopping you in a capitalist society. Compare and contrast with communism, after you step over all the dead bodies.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 07:50 AM (sVtYq)

178 "Skip does bodywork...."

It might just buff right out.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:50 AM (1n+EO)

179 "*Quietly puts the quart of 5W-30 back on the shelf and slinks away*"

Is that full synthetic?

I gotta do an oil change this week.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 07:51 AM (1n+EO)

180 Just walked vdoggeh
So humid!!!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 07:52 AM (/jQbM)

181 *Quietly puts the quart of 5W-30 back on the shelf and slinks away*

When I was a boy I was fishing with my Papa one time and complained of chapped lips. He gave me a can of motor oil and told me to use that. It really worked!

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (sn5EN)

182 Good morning dear horde! Going to see Elvis later today. Everyone I have talked to who saw said it's fantastic.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (nxdel)

183 I, for one, am glad Resident Biden is still with us. The age of Kumlala would be too much like an "Idiocracy 2" movie script.

--

Whole lotta rumors circulating now about the nightmare of Mooch running in '24. I don't want to believe it. Some people really seem to think it's going to happen.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (sVtYq)

184 'Morning Jewells! Hope you all are doing well.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (Msys3)

185 Prayers ascending for your dear mama, Mlii. Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. She and you and your family have been on my prayer list and I will continue to pray for all of you.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (hsGbU)

186
Seem lots of statements along the lines that "abortion is between a woman and her doctor."

Until Catholic hospitals are forced to provide them.

Until doctors must have training in performing them.

Until nurses are fired for refusing to assist with them.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (6Mlq5)

187 "abortion is between a woman and her doctor."

* ahem *

Posted by: the baby at July 03, 2022 07:54 AM (sn5EN)

188 Prayers ascending for your dear mama, Mlii. Eternal rest grant unto her and let perpetual light shine upon her. She and you and your family have been on my prayer list and I will continue to pray for all of you.
Posted by: Mrs. Leggy

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (arJlL)

189 44 days until the WY primaries

kiss your fat ass good bye, bitch

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (us2H3)

190
He gave me a can of motor oil and told me to use that. It really worked!
Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 07:53 AM (sn5EN)

_________

Did you have to change it after every 3000 meals?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (6Mlq5)

191 Local rumor has it that our congressman is back home. He makes such rare trips to upstate NY, that its a big event, almost like a homecoming queen. He really lives in DC or Virginia and seldom ventures into his district.
I hope he has no job after the mid-terms, but he is good at throwing money around just before electrons.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (YVx1O)

192 Hiya Mrs. Leggy !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (arJlL)

193 "abortion is between a woman and her doctor."

* ahem *
Posted by: the baby

But, but, but - I've always been told you are a mere clump of cells.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 07:55 AM (Msys3)

194 Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh

Why it is almost like the Devil really is in the details!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 07:56 AM (hOUT3)

195 "abortion is between a woman and her doctor."

--

Too bad covid treatment wasn't. That was between the patient and the entire federal gov't, who dictated how patients could and could not be treated.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 07:57 AM (sVtYq)

196 Mindlessly turned on Fox this am and Pete Hegeseth is again at West Point. Interviewing the CEO of Black Rifle Coffee. The guy says all the right things and the company has donated millions to veteran causes. What set off the Horde about this guy that he is so disliked here?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 03, 2022 07:57 AM (v/t55)

197 >>> Mooch running in '24. I don't want to believe it. Some people really seem to think it's going to happen.
Posted by: Lady in Black
--------

They must think that their new cheat system is foolproof. I'd like to see that jackass run. Give the country a real choice.



Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 07:58 AM (ddTPB)

198 Mlii, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Prayers and gentle hugs.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 07:58 AM (/jQbM)

199 So much wrong with this, it's hard to know where to start.

I just read that this morning. Chinese media praises Biden's demand to gas stations to lower prices. Holy fuck that should send a chill up everyones spine. But it won't.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 03, 2022 07:59 AM (nxdel)

200 I want Joe Biden to tell me how proud he is to be an American and that we're not all fucking bastards he and his political class intend to exploit until death.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM (0ocXn)

201 Morning Mouth Breathers

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM (cknjq)

202 "Whoever fears the LORD walks uprightly, but those who despise him are devious in their ways. "

Proverbs 14:2

Posted by: Marcus T at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM (voHIS)

203 175 "SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck racing them over 300 mph down the airport runway. During this maneuver, the jet truck flipped off the runway and burst into flames"

The Oscillation Overthruster was incorrectly installed.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:01 AM (PiwSw)

204 "Did you have to change it after every 3000 meals?"

No, but I developed at taste for petroleum products that persists to this day.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 08:01 AM (sn5EN)

205 @196: "What set off the Horde about this guy that he is so disliked here?"

If I remember correctly, Kyle Rittenhouse wore a BRCC t-shirt, and the CEO went semi-nuclear on Twitter disavowing him, and shortly thereafter, he did an NYT interview that backfired. BRCC was looking to do retail shops like Starbucks, Caribou, etc., article was meant to mainstream the brand for investors, but yeah, not so much.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:02 AM (4NlP1)

206 Someone wrote that Biden had gotten a haircut and probably some more botox before heading to Europe.
He doesn't look that great, so I don't think it worked very well. Needs some tanning booth time, and a Hollywood makeup artist to work on him. And of course the usual shots of whatever to keep him in tip top shape.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:03 AM (YVx1O)

207 "For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgement, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. "

Romans 12:3

Posted by: Marcus T at July 03, 2022 08:03 AM (voHIS)

208 Rittenhouse was what kicked off the Black Rifle hate. I don't think they ever apologized to him either.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 08:03 AM (sn5EN)

209 Mlii, I am so very sorry for your loss.
Prayers and gentle hugs.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

Seconded !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 08:04 AM (arJlL)

210 Ok, venting about a first world problem. When I go to look up a recipe online. I actually need the recipe. I do not need the full complete unabridged back story of your favorite pan that belonged to your in laws that was used for generations.
Maybe I just need to get an idea of the ingredient ratios.
I think it was Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, that started that trend.

Posted by: Picric at July 03, 2022 08:04 AM (13tTk)

211 the political and economic landscape will be in shambles in 2024
the dim nominee, Big Mike or whoever, will have 2 choices

#1 defend the policies that got us here or

#2 reject the policies that got us here

both are losers, no matter who runs for the dims
what goes around, comes around
2024 is the dims 2008
book it

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:04 AM (us2H3)

212 @183: "Some people really seem to think it's going to happen."

Michelle's never hedged her denials though, and I doubt she will now. Any rumors are likely anti-Hillary folks desperately praying she doesn't run again, but she will. It's gonna be Hillary again. The post-Roe political landscape demands a woman of her courage, strength, and character. Duh.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:04 AM (4NlP1)

213 ||Competitive Scrabble players have accused games company Mattel of virtue signalling after banning a host of terms from the official score list. More than 400 terms were banned in a bid to make the game more inclusive.

The ban targets slurs on race, sexuality and gender, making them no longer acceptable in the game's official scoring dictionary.

Mattel's global head of games, Ray Adler, said: "We looked at everything we were doing as a company and opportunities to be more culturally relevant. I've heard the argument that these are just words, but we believe they have meaning."

He added: "We need to modernise it. Can you imagine any other game where you can score points and win by using a racial epithet? It's long overdue."||

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 08:04 AM (yikp0)

214 For anyone asking for a job-

I've hired a lot of people in my job over the last several years. A lot of people.

DO NOT BRING YOUR CELL PHONE TO YOUR INTERVIEW!

There is no thing on your phone that I give half a sht about. Texting and posting during an interview sounds stupid because IT IS. People do it.

Ffs. Talk to your kids or any young person you care about.

Contact me and I'll help them. It really is amazing.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 08:05 AM (cknjq)

215 @196: "What set off the Horde about this guy that he is so disliked here?"

If I remember correctly, Kyle Rittenhouse wore a BRCC t-shirt, and the CEO went semi-nuclear on Twitter disavowing him, and shortly thereafter, he did an NYT interview that backfired. BRCC was looking to do retail shops like Starbucks, Caribou, etc., article was meant to mainstream the brand for investors, but yeah, not so much.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:02 AM


not only disavowed Rittenhouse, but went as far as "ARs are bad, mkay?"

then it was discovered that he disproportionately donated to the biden campaign (something like 10x the amount he donated to PDT)

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2022 08:06 AM (ENBF0)

216 "SHOCKWAVE Jet Truck racing them over 300 mph down the airport runway. During this maneuver, the jet truck flipped off the runway and burst into flames"

The Oscillation Overthruster was incorrectly installed.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes

My money is on faulty hydrocoptic marzlevanes.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:06 AM (Msys3)

217 Big Mike is look upon as a Queen, along the lines of Oprah, Beyonce, etc

she will not be interested in any job that reveals that her shit stinks

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:07 AM (us2H3)

218 I missed last night's movie thread cuz we were watching the end of this season's "Stranger Things".

It was okay. But, the series is getting way too "top heavy" by constantly introducing new quirky "lovable" characters and giving them their own dollop of screen time.

I did appreciate them killing off 1.5 characters this season(you'll understand if you watch). But, if the Big Bad is really after El and those around her. They need to start pruning (killing off) characters cuz "the destruction of Hawkings" ain't the audience involving threat they think its is.

As far as "Mortal Engines" goes, it was one of those movies that I was curious enough to see what it was all about, but almost instantly I started editing and rewriting in my head cuz it was so poorly done.
Mort Eng truly earns it's sucky reputation.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:07 AM (5NkmN)

219 176 Biden is not looking well. Saw some pics. Yikes.
Posted by: Infidel at July 03, 2022 07:50 AM (r2IDy)

Oh! It is a day that ends in "y."

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 08:07 AM (r8enq)

220 Unexpectedly an ice cream truck came by the complex last night. So i'm having a Creamsicle for the *orange* portion of my breakfast.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 03, 2022 08:08 AM (Rcp6g)

221 I never really drank any Black Rifle, I am a Death Wish kinda guy. Anyway there are so many decent coffee brands out there, no need to patronize anyone RINO

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (Irn0L)

222 As far as "Mortal Engines" goes, it was one of those movies that I was curious enough to see what it was all about, but almost instantly I started editing and rewriting in my head cuz it was so poorly done.
Mort Eng truly earns it's sucky reputation.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:07 AM (5NkmN)

I never saw the movie, but I kinda liked the books. It's YA fiction, it's not Tolstoy. *shifty eyes, looking around for TJM*

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (PiwSw)

223 I want Joe Biden to tell me how proud he is to be an American and that we're not all fucking bastards he and his political class intend to exploit until death.
Posted by: Dr. Bone

I think we've got a better chance of seeing Tank Abrams do the high jump and run the 100 yd. Dash....

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (arJlL)

224 Our Founders weren't the patriarchy. They were heroes. "NY Post" editorial:

https://tinyurl.com/h54fp7aa

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (FZ2cV)

225 "The Oscillation Overthruster was incorrectly installed.
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes

My money is on faulty hydrocoptic marzlevanes."

May I take a look?

Posted by: Kaylee Frye at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (1n+EO)

226 I think we've got a better chance of seeing Tank Abrams do the high jump and run the 100 yd. Dash....
Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 08:09 AM (arJlL)



Hum, I'd pay good money to see that LOL

Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 08:10 AM (Irn0L)

227 Lol! Picric I feel your pain. That drives me bonkers as well. Just give me the damn recipe.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 03, 2022 08:10 AM (nxdel)

228 "Can you imagine any other game where you can score points and win by using a racial epithet? "

They should probably just go ahead and ban Chinese Checkers too.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 08:10 AM (sn5EN)

229 Good morning Horde.

More prayers for the Horde members that need/request them.

Mrs. AZ_D did an at home wuflu test yesterday that came out positive.
Her symptoms are fairly mild.

Oh well, I'm on the 'mend' side of it. I still have a hacking productive cough though.

I just might go get some horse paste to see if it aids in recovery.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:11 AM (rJhln)

230 I've defeated drug tests. And i wasn't even really much trying to.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 08:11 AM (J8LnB)

231 What set off the Horde about this guy that he is so disliked here?

Posted by: Jen the original at July 03, 2022 07:57 AM (v/t55)



The Rittenhouse issue bothered me.

The BRCC video of them all sashaying around in women's garments finished me off on them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (NSWcw)

232 Former aides Olivia Troye and Alyssa Farah Griffin have criticized the Secret Service official, Anthony Ornato, amid reports he is disputing that an angry Donald Trump grabbed the steering wheel of his presidential SUV limousine and lunged at a Secret Service agent in the front seat that day. Those explosive allegations were leveled last week by another ex-Trump aide, Cassidy Hutchinson, before the Select Committee investigating the Capitol attack.

If we like get, like, Olivia, and Alyssa, and like Brittnay, and like Maddysen to all like say the agent is totally like a liar or something to that effect?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (AutJR)

233 Anyone see the comments David Axelrod made about rezident retard?

TL;DR... Discussing a carve out for a vote on abortion that apparently failed; "I mean, this is the lot that Biden finds himself in. There is this sense that things are kind of out of control and he’s not in command."

he's not in command.

No shit

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (BFigT)

234 A nephew visited me this past weekend. Seldom did he not have his cell in his hand texting someone, somewhere. When talking to him, you don't know if he is listening to you, as his thumbs work the keyboard. He will occasionally look up at you like 'who are you'.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (YVx1O)

235 Public Service Announcement Time:

If you like the world famous Peach Hate-Shake,

Hustle down to the store and get a container of the new Bluebell Peach Ice Cream.

It's actually like a big ole bowl of Chick-fil-A Peach Shake.

But better.

Use only under adult supervision.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (1n+EO)

236 Lol! Picric I feel your pain. That drives me bonkers as well. Just give me the damn recipe.
Posted by: jewells45

My biggest bitch about online recipes is when an ingredient is listed in the, ah, 'ingredients' list, and then is never referenced again.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (Msys3)

237 215 and all. Thanks. I have tried their coffee twice and for me not very good. Like it was roasted two years ago. I have noticed recently the coffee is showing up everywhere. My local gun shop , grocery store, Cabelas, NRA discount page. I knew the CEO is considered a snake in the grass here but could not remember specifics.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (x4LSC)

238 @221: "... no need to patronize anyone RINO"

Personally, I never really liked BRCC's aesthetic. It's too "try hard" for my taste, and the veteran owned stuff always felt forced.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (4NlP1)

239 I got nothing
Posted by: Nevergiveup at July 03, 2022 07:30 AM (Irn0L)

Sure you do. You have a concern for our country which you serve, you have ability as a dentist which is very important, you have a lovely family which loves you and a beautiful new grandson.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (FZ2cV)

240 200 I want Joe Biden to tell me how proud he is to be an American and that we're not all fucking bastards he and his political class intend to exploit until death.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM (0ocXn)


He's not that good a liar.

Posted by: davidt at July 03, 2022 08:14 AM (oTZbj)

241 Wait until the Marxists turn Biteme into a wax corpse and build a monument that you can pass through and see him for all the destruction he has caused for them.

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 08:15 AM (2JoB8)

242 If you love America, but have become disenchanted and despondent at her current state, this short interview with a 100 year old WW2 vet may be for you.

It's sad, but when I watched it, I thought to myself "He fought way harder for this country than I have. i can't let him down."

https://tinyurl.com/4rtjpy42

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 03, 2022 08:15 AM (NSWcw)

243 Axelroid saying there's nobody in charge means someone's in charge.


The guy in charge of Axelroid.

Posted by: davidt at July 03, 2022 08:16 AM (oTZbj)

244 234 A nephew visited me this past weekend. Seldom did he not have his cell in his hand texting someone, somewhere. When talking to him, you don't know if he is listening to you, as his thumbs work the keyboard. He will occasionally look up at you like 'who are you'.
Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (YVx1O)

So awful.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 08:16 AM (r8enq)

245 WHITEY. X Whitey is a playable word. 44 playable words can be made from WHITEY.

Posted by: Scabble Online Dictionary at July 03, 2022 08:16 AM (Spr0s)

246 Do hairplugs grow like real hair? I am thinking... Why does the Joetato need a haircut?

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 03, 2022 08:16 AM (flINI)

247 Use only under adult supervision.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:13 AM (1n+EO)

I went through the drive-thru and was distracted, so when the young lady took my order, I blurted out "A Peach Hate-Shake, please. She didn't flinch. And I got my Hate-Shake.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:17 AM (PiwSw)

248 People check their phone during interview, wow.

I've got to get out of this place, by whoever.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 08:17 AM (J8LnB)

249 Phone slaves.

Posted by: davidt at July 03, 2022 08:18 AM (oTZbj)

250 J/6 investigations have eroded Trump's grip on the GOP and has allowed Ron to close the gap for the nomination

new poll

Trump 56
Ron 16

yep, a couple more invesigations, Ron will be close enuff to Trump's ass to know what he had for breakfast

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:18 AM (us2H3)

251 I just tell my son to put away the cell phone if his use of it annoys me, and no, he did not bring it and use it at his interview.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:18 AM (FZ2cV)

252
He will occasionally look up at you like 'who are you'.
Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:12 AM (YVx1O)

_________

People routinely look at me like that.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 08:19 AM (/U27+)

253 Hiya JT!
I have joined our pro life group at my church. We work to support mothers who choose to have their babies, even though it isn't convenient for them or their families. Children are hardly ever convenient, but they are all gifts from God. And some moms need an awful lot of help. Plus some moms find new families for their babies and those ladies need extra help and support.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (hsGbU)

254 People routinely look at me like that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 03, 2022 08:19 AM (/U27+)


To which the canonical reply is "I'm Batman."

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (PiwSw)

255 People who constantly have their phones in their hands writing messages to strangers on the internet are so annoying

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (AutJR)

256 Brandon, people don't ike you

not a joke

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (us2H3)

257 The man up the road who's a plumber and also does some farming-hay mostly, put small American flags all around his property What really looked extra lovely was the huge bunch of cornflowers right below the slope under one of the flags.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (FZ2cV)

258 People routinely look at me like that.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh
===
To which the canonical reply is "I'm Batman."
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes
===

I thought the approved reply was "I'm your Huckleberry"...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:21 AM (yLTnz)

259 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:11 AM (rJhln)

May the Lord completely heal you both.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:22 AM (FZ2cV)

260 Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (hsGbU)

Good for you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:22 AM (FZ2cV)

261 People check their phone during interview, wow.

I've got to get out of this place, by whoever.
Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 08:17 AM (J8LnB)
====
Remember our so called president checking his watch while the bodies from Afghanistan were being transferred.
Probably wondering how long til nap time.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at July 03, 2022 08:22 AM (dr4Q1)

262 AZDeplorable, Hope you wife feels better and is over the coof quickly.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 03, 2022 08:23 AM (nxdel)

263 @237: "I have noticed recently the coffee is showing up everywhere."

They did an IPO in February, peaked almost 4x in April, but has been stuck below original offer price since May. Supposedly worth ~$1.8b in market cap which kinda boggles my mind. Anyways, yeah, they've carpet bombed most of the gas stations in the Twin Cities. Startup investment capital is one helluva drug.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:23 AM (4NlP1)

264 I watched "The Terminal List." I thought it was miscast. Taylor Kitsch should have played the main character and Chris Pratt played the buddy.

Also, the ending wasn't cathartic. A note of final forgiveness would have actually been profound.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 08:23 AM (H8QX8)

265 Morning, Horde...How goes it?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 08:23 AM (K5n5d)

266 Colin he might work with me

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 08:23 AM (2JoB8)

267 Capital Police:

“BLM/Antif will wear MAGA hats, wear camo,and attempt to blend in with MAGA crowd” so violence blamed on Trump supporters attending Trump rally

Mr. Sund testified that according to intelligence gathered by law enforcement groups, members of the Proud Boys, white supremacist groups, ANTIFA and other extremist groups were expected to participate on January 6 and that they may be inclined to become violent.

This happened on the 3rd or the 4th!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:24 AM (ex2Cx)

268 Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (AutJR)

I hate typing from my cell phone. Even more typos that way and I try to do it with when I'm by myself.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:24 AM (FZ2cV)

269 "I thought the approved reply was "I'm your Huckleberry"..."

It is.

Posted by: Val Kilmer at July 03, 2022 08:25 AM (1n+EO)

270 Speaking of those hatey-haters who hate women and are anti-abortion: 10 Disturbing Photos From Post-Roe America.

Link goes to the new Paper of Record. Read all the way down to the bottom.

https://is.gd/nBCyqA

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:25 AM (PiwSw)

271 Is there actual proof that Joe Biden is sentient?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:26 AM (1n+EO)

272 yep, a couple more invesigations, Ron will be close enuff to Trump's ass to know what he had for breakfast

Posted by: REDACTED
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It's clickbait.
DeSantis is not running
He's going to be governor of FL
That's what he wants

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:26 AM (ddTPB)

273 "Axelroid saying there's nobody in charge means someone's in charge."

I can see rivals vying at the top for who gives orders to Klain. And Biden insisting on some demented freelancing.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (i0slg)

274 Our flag was hanging out last evening at dusk and a bunch of javalina came through to empty the water dishes. As we watch them from inside we see one of them rear up and start trying to eat the bottom of the flag.
Dilemma: do you go out side and attempt to scare away animals that are known to be vicious or let your flag be abused.
I opened and closed the door (loudly closed) and then went out, most of them ran; but, one stopped and looked like there was an interest in arguing with me. I grabbed a metal mesh chair, banged in on the ground and he(?) ran after the others.
The flag wasn't damaged.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

275 KILLWHITEYCRACKER added to Scrabble dictionary.

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yikp0)

276 Is there actual proof that Joe Biden is sentient?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:26 AM (1n+EO)
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I'm not sure we even have proof that he's fully alive.

Does his breath fog up a mirror? Does he even reflect in a mirror?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (K5n5d)

277 Missed VNN this morning, hope you're ok Vic and just overslept

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (EZebt)

278 Let us not forget the commonly held belief that Larry Hogan has Presidential aspirations for his future.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (1n+EO)

279 The BRCC CEO did an interview with some lefty media to reassure them that he and the company were fellow travelers, and the "Black rifle, military hoo-rah" was just marketing wank for the suckers who are too stupid and unsophisticated to watch this interview. Yeah, fuck them.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:28 AM (AutJR)

280 Frank Siller of Tunnel to Towers announcing they are paying off 22 mortgages this week of fallen police and firefighters.

Posted by: Jen the original at July 03, 2022 08:28 AM (x4LSC)

281 "Does his breath fog up a mirror? "

His ass smears his underwear.
Does that count?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:29 AM (1n+EO)

282 Hustle down to the store and get a container of the new Bluebell Peach Ice Cream.

I love (lo-o-o-ove) Bluebell's Peach Ice Cream. It's the closest thing to the old hand-cranked ice cream we used to make at Grandma and Grandad's house during the summer.

However, lately I find myself turning more often(!) to Tillamook's Peaches and Cream. It's very good as well.

If you can't find Bluebell give Tillamook a try.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:29 AM (5NkmN)

283 IBRAMXKENDI will be a Triple Word Score.

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, the Housekeeper at July 03, 2022 08:29 AM (PiwSw)

284 I grabbed a metal mesh chair, banged in on the ground and he(?) ran after the others.
The flag wasn't damaged.
Posted by: AZ deplorable

Do not assume the gender of javelinas.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:30 AM (AutJR)

285 Morning Mouth Breathers
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM


I'd like to point out that she can't go "ooooh ooooooh Oooooh ooh ooh ooh OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" without mouth breathing.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 08:30 AM (a3Q+t)

286 271 Is there actual proof that Joe Biden is sentient?
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:26 AM (1n+EO)

Biden's incident with the Easter bunny on the WH lawn answers your question.

Posted by: dantesed at July 03, 2022 08:30 AM (88xKn)

287 Thanks for the thoughts and prayers for us.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:30 AM (qSs7F)

288 Idiocracy:
The largest associations are observed for myocarditis following mRNA-1273 vaccination in persons aged 18 to 24 years [Moderna 44x increase, Pfizer 13x increase]. Estimates of excess cases attributable to vaccination also reveal a substantial burden of both myocarditis and pericarditis across other age groups and in both males and females.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:31 AM (ex2Cx)

289 Morning Mouth Breathers
Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 08:00 AM

I'd like to point out that she can't go "ooooh ooooooh Oooooh ooh ooh ooh OOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!" without mouth breathing.
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 08:30 AM (a3Q+t)

Ha ha ha more often than not.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 03, 2022 08:31 AM (cknjq)

290 Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at July 03, 2022 08:20 AM (hsGbU)

Good for you!
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Seconded ! And have a safe and enjoyable Fourth !

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 08:31 AM (arJlL)

291 @241: "Yeah, fuck them."

NYT in July 2021; seven months before their IPO.

Blurb below the main headline was: "The company doubled its sales last year by leaning into America’s culture war. It’s also trying to distance itself from some of its new customers."

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:31 AM (4NlP1)

292 Does his breath fog up a mirror? Does he even reflect in a mirror?
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel


Never argue with scientific proof!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 03, 2022 08:32 AM (hOUT3)

293 I just might go get some horse paste to see if it aids in recovery.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:11 AM (rJhln)

At the very least you'll be worm-free!
Prayers for both of ya

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:32 AM (/jQbM)

294 You shoot the Javalina, then cook and eat the backstrap.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:32 AM (ddTPB)

295 1.) Cassidy Hutchinson said President Trump attempted to grab the steering wheel of “the beast” and wrestle control from the Secret Service on January 6th.

you want the other 8?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:33 AM (ex2Cx)

296 At the very least you'll be worm-free!
Prayers for both of ya
Posted by: vmom

I'm sure the Mrs. will *really* appreciate knowing that detail!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:33 AM (qSs7F)

297 "If you can't find Bluebell give Tillamook a try."

Thanks!

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:34 AM (1n+EO)

298 Rush used to call lesbians "Women in comfortable shoes"

Pima county democrats are holding a "Fuck the fourth" abortion angerfest rally where they urge women to wear comfortable shoes.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:34 AM (AutJR)

299 You shoot the Javalina, then cook and eat the backstrap.

Posted by: Braenyard

4 new borns in the group and a couple of juveniles that look about right for a roast.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:35 AM (qSs7F)

300 do you go out side and attempt to scare away animals that are known to be vicious or let your flag be abused.

Javelinas are nasty creatures. They get in my BIL's garage all the time.

Posted by: jewells45 at July 03, 2022 08:35 AM (nxdel)

301 274 Our flag was hanging out last evening at dusk and a bunch of javalina came through to empty the water dishes. As we watch them from inside we see one of them rear up and start trying to eat the bottom of the flag.
...
The flag wasn't damaged.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

Sounds like that javelina might have been falsely accused.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 08:35 AM (r8enq)

302 Darn. The unit I’m working in at Chevron had an evacuation last night from a “spill”. All of nightshift was sent home. Looking forward to three double time days in a row due to the holiday.
Well at least I’ll get show up time or hopefully the situation is resolved.

Posted by: JROD at July 03, 2022 08:35 AM (nsFgR)

303 279 The BRCC CEO did an interview with some lefty media to reassure them that he and the company were fellow travelers, and the "Black rifle, military hoo-rah" was just marketing wank for the suckers who are too stupid and unsophisticated to watch this interview. Yeah, fuck them.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:28 AM (AutJR)

I've decided that any company that presents itself first as "USA! USA!" first and the actual product is an afterthought is most likely a hustle.
Which actually tempts me to start selling stuff under "uber-woker-than-you" marketing to scam leftists. But I think I would throw up too much.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:36 AM (/jQbM)

304 Totally random thought...

I tried to make it through the remake of "West Side Story" the other day. Only made it halfway before turning it off. Why someone thought the script needed "filling out" with a lot of superfluous racial justice dialog is beyond me. Go woke and ruin a perfectly fine musical.

Posted by: jwest at July 03, 2022 08:36 AM (/BlEx)

305 Posted by: rhennigantx

She got her other BFFs from the WH to say that the chief of the SS is a serial liar who always lies, except for when he told Cornbread that Trump grabbed the wheel, of course.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:36 AM (AutJR)

306 Ok, venting about a first world problem. When I go to look up a recipe online. I actually need the recipe. I do not need the full complete unabridged back story of your favorite pan that belonged to your in laws that was used for generations.
Maybe I just need to get an idea of the ingredient ratios.
I think it was Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, that started that trend.

--

OMG, so much this! ^

I cannot stand all that cutesy backstory stuff preceding recipies! I. Don't. Care!

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:36 AM (sVtYq)

307 Telefair County in Georgia had their entire fireworks show inventory stolen from a fire station. I wonder if the perps will be dumb enough to light them off in the same county.

Fireworks prices are up over 50% this year. That's not Biden's fault though. Those fireworks vendors should lower their prices and stop gouging customers.

Posted by: fd at July 03, 2022 08:36 AM (sn5EN)

308 Let us not forget the commonly held belief that Larry Hogan has Presidential aspirations for his future.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (1n+EO)

Colonel Bob Hogan > Larry Hogan

More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 03, 2022 08:37 AM (R/m4+)

309
Well at least I’ll get show up time or hopefully the situation is resolved.
Posted by: JROD

Stay safe and I hope you *only* get the triple time show-up pop.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:38 AM (qSs7F)

310 I cannot stand all that cutesy backstory stuff preceding recipies! I. Don't. Care!
Posted by: Lady in Black

I have ranted about this in real life. So annoying!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:39 AM (/jQbM)

311 I second Tillamook being good, but they made their cartons smaller. Now 1.5 qts, used to be 1.75 qts. My local Krogers has something against Bluebell, they only offer 6-7 different flavors while offering probably 20 flavors of their own brand.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 03, 2022 08:39 AM (Rcp6g)

312 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

What is a javelina?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:40 AM (FZ2cV)

313 >>> OMG, so much this! ^

I cannot stand all that cutesy backstory stuff preceding recipies! I. Don't. Care!
Posted by: Lady in Black
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So much of everything is being written this way.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:40 AM (ddTPB)

314 @306: "OMG, so much this! ^"

Recipes were one of the early internet's worst "stolen and repackaged by bots without attribution" scandals. Dirty little secret about all of those longwinded story time blogs is that many of those recipes are just barely altered from more established cooks.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:41 AM (4NlP1)

315 "What is a javelina?"

I had to look it up too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peccary

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:41 AM (1n+EO)

316 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

What is a javelina?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Looks like a pig, acts like a pig, as destructive as a pig but isn't a pig.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:42 AM (DAb3/)

317 What is a javelina?


$20

Posted by: davidt at July 03, 2022 08:42 AM (oTZbj)

318 "What is a javelina? "

Imagine Tank Abrams.

On all fours.

Rooting for food.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:43 AM (1n+EO)

319 Watching the blogger "The Daily Woo" who travels the US finding places to visit that most of use just zip by on the interstate. He visited the Woodstock concert site in Bethal, NY. Its a historical site now, and very well kept up as a park. Just think, all the young people are now in their 70's and 80's, and are getting really old. Time moves along, and the button "don't trust anyone over 30" is a collectors item now.

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:43 AM (YVx1O)

320 310 I cannot stand all that cutesy backstory stuff preceding recipies! I. Don't. Care!
Posted by: Lady in Black


all recipies are written by the dolts on TCM

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:43 AM (us2H3)

321 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

What is a javelina?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Ahem.

There are javelinas and javenotalinas and the struggle is constant.

Posted by: JT at July 03, 2022 08:44 AM (arJlL)

322 If you can't find Bluebell give Tillamook a try.

We have a new commenter?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 08:44 AM (a3Q+t)

323 I tried to make it through the remake of "West Side Story" the other day. Only made it halfway before turning it off. Why someone thought the script needed "filling out" with a lot of superfluous racial justice dialog is beyond me. Go woke and ruin a perfectly fine musical.

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To be perfectly honest, I find myself avoiding any movie that might look semi-interesting if it was made within the last few years. I simply don't want to choke on woke. Which is all they are, with very few shining exceptions (Top Gun Maverick). I'm utterly bored with it, sick of it, and want no part of watching that dreck any more. I've had it *hand to top of head* here.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:44 AM (sVtYq)

324 What about the javelinex's?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:45 AM (ddTPB)

325 C'mon, people. Javelinas now identify as javelinxs.

#BeBetter

Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 08:45 AM (a3Q+t)

326 it's like the idiots on TCM, with their stoopid filler, don't even know the internets exist

gotta get their fudge packing agenda in, I guess

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:45 AM (us2H3)

327 To be perfectly honest, I find myself avoiding any movie that might look semi-interesting if it was made within the last few years. I simply don't want to choke on woke. Which is all they are, with very few shining exceptions (Top Gun Maverick). I'm utterly bored with it, sick of it, and want no part of watching that dreck any more. I've had it *hand to top of head* here.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:44 AM (sVtYq)


Likewise. I want to be entertained, not lectured.

Posted by: davidt at July 03, 2022 08:46 AM (oTZbj)

328 Hulk Hogan > Colonel Bob Hogan > Larry Hogan

Posted by: Truck Monkey Report at July 03, 2022 08:46 AM (flINI)

329 I could be wrong, but I don't think the remake of 'Westside Story' did much at the box office?

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:46 AM (YVx1O)

330 My wife watches cooking shows on weekends. Nearly every half hour show has 15 minutes of "storytime", 12 minutes of commercials and about 3 minutes of cooking.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at July 03, 2022 08:46 AM (BFigT)

331 "What is a javelina? "

Imagine Tank Abrams.

On all fours.

Rooting for food.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:43 AM (1n+EO)
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So, in January will Tank Abrams be beginning her second term as the unelected governor of Georgia?

Of course elections can only be questioned by democrats.

Posted by: Florida Peasant at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM (dr4Q1)

332 If you can't find Bluebell give Tillamook a try.

We have a new commenter?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at July 03, 2022 08:44 AM (a3Q+t)


Well, Tillamook won't shiv you like Bluebell, but she claims to have a ball-peen hammer she's rather fond of.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM (5NkmN)

333 news item - Biden reportedly will NOT ask the Saudi's to increase oil production. Might have something to do with Macron of France (of all people) told him it was a stupid idea. But it points out that now, this admin has NO plans and NO ideas of what to do in the face of the crisis. Think of this whenever someone says that this admin has complex plans within plans for the future; No, now they have reached the point where every day is a brand new world and they just wing it, with no thoughts, no strategies, no plans whatsoever.
I would say the country is on autopilot, but Otto got deflated long ago. More like a runaway train.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM (r46W7)

334 Imagine Tank Abrams.
On all fours.
Rooting for food.
Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at July 03, 2022 08:43 AM (1n+EO)
=====
So, in January will Tank Abrams be beginning her second term as the unelected governor of Georgia?
Of course elections can only be questioned by democrats.
Posted by: Florida Peasant
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Libs will be rooting for her.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:48 AM (DAb3/)

335 Why someone thought the script needed "filling out" with a lot of superfluous racial justice dialog is beyond me.
------------------------
Do the Latino gangbangers sing "Pretty and Witty and Gay" in the remake??

Who's the pretty hood in the mirror there?
What mirror? Where?

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 08:48 AM (yikp0)

336 I could be wrong, but I don't think the remake of 'Westside Story' did much at the box office?
Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:46 AM (YVx1O)
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It was a remake that didn't need to be remade. But Hollywood is bereft of original ideas, so someone decided it needed to be "updated" for the current generation.

Idiots.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 08:48 AM (K5n5d)

337 What is a javelina?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 03, 2022 08:40 AM (FZ2cV)

25 bux same as downtown

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:49 AM (ex2Cx)

338 Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM (r46W7)

maybe b/c the Saudis are thinking about going in with BRICS

way to go, Brandon

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:49 AM (us2H3)

339 Sunday Morning Book Thread

T-10 minutes...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 08:50 AM (K5n5d)

340 I saw a slight uptick in mask wearing while out and about yesterday afternoon. It was disappointing to see. Other than a couple of older caucasoids, all the others were black. They have always been the strongest wearers-of-the-mask around here for some reason.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:50 AM (sVtYq)

341 Hulk Hogan would make a better president.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:51 AM (AutJR)

342 --
Libs will be rooting for her.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:48 AM (DAb3/)
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Just like the javelinas.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:51 AM (ddTPB)

343 "What is a javelina?"

A woman that throws a javelin?

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (Msys3)

344 4.) Cassidy Hutchinson claimed to have written a handwritten note on January 6th.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (ex2Cx)

345 I opened and closed the door (loudly closed) and then went out, most of them ran; but, one stopped and looked like there was an interest in arguing with me. I grabbed a metal mesh chair, banged in on the ground and he(?) ran after the others.
The flag wasn't damaged.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:27 AM (yLTnz)

I was visiting my mother in north Scottsdale one time around Halloween, people had pumpkins out for decorations, and some neighbors thought there were some malevolent teens in the neighborhood smashing the pumpkins and making a mess of things. I woke up and went for a walk early in the morning, just after sunup, and was shocked to come around a corner and see 2 javelina's up on a neighbors porch, gorging themselves on a pumpkin. They obviously thought it was one of the greatest treats they had ever run across. (I reversed course quickly)

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (r46W7)

346 Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM (r46W7)

You have to love that Biden's willing to destroy the economy and the lives of millions of working and middle class American families just for the stupid idea that killing our energy production and economy is hurting the Russians and helping Ukraine.

Got that? Biden will actively and willingly destroy American working and middle class lives for the sake of Ukraine.

It's like he's President of the wrong country or something.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (5NkmN)

347 Macron didn't say it was a stupid idea though. He said the Saudis only had a sliver of additional capacity available: 150k barrels per day on top of the current 10.5m (+1.4%). Biden won't ask 'cause there's no guarantee the Saudi's would say yes, and he doesn't want the rebuke. It's about saving face.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (4NlP1)

348 A woman that throws a javelin?
Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (Msys3)

TP you are a biologist??

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (ex2Cx)

349 7.) Cassidy Hutchinson said General Flynn and Roger Stone participated by phone in a briefing in the war room in the Willard Hotel with Mark Meadows on January 5th.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:53 AM (ex2Cx)

350 maybe now they're javelinx.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:54 AM (r46W7)

351 TP you are a biologist??
Posted by: rhennigantx

Oh heaven's No. I'm Catholic.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:54 AM (Msys3)

352 What is a javelina?
==
$20
Posted by: davidt
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What is a javelina?
25 bux same as downtown
Posted by: rhennigantx

317 to 337, 20 posts and a 20% increase in price. Biden inflation rates come to Ace's place.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:54 AM (RA08Q)

353 You have to love that Biden's willing to destroy the economy and the lives of millions of working and middle class American families just for the stupid idea that killing our energy production and economy is hurting the Russians and helping Ukraine.

Got that? Biden will actively and willingly destroy American working and middle class lives for the sake of Ukraine.

It's like he's President of the wrong country or something.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (5NkmN)

Ukraine annual GDP is about Houstons for 1 month!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:54 AM (ex2Cx)

354 Got that? Biden will actively and willingly destroy American working and middle class lives for the sake of Ukraine.

It's like he's President of the wrong country or something.

--

He's only using that as a cover, as we all know. He wants our economy destroyed. Taken down a peg or three. Level the playing field. Get all us peasants off of oil. The globalists have set it all into motion. Rubber Face is simply doing as he's instructed. It's an amazing and breathtaking thing to witness. An actual American president destroying America, on purpose, in plain sight.

Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:55 AM (sVtYq)

355 343 "What is a javelina?"

Caitlyn Jenner

Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:55 AM (us2H3)

356 (I reversed course quickly)
Posted by: Tom Servo

Wise beyond your years.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM (RA08Q)

357 You have to love that Biden's willing to destroy the economy and the lives of millions of working and middle class American families just for the stupid idea that killing our energy production and economy is hurting the Russians and helping Ukraine.

He and the junta never believed this. The real plan is working splendidly. The dollar is about done as a reserve currency, and Russia is getting stronger. This was always about boosting Putin. Always.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM (AutJR)

358 347 Macron didn't say it was a stupid idea though. He said the Saudis only had a sliver of additional capacity available: 150k barrels per day on top of the current 10.5m (+1.4%). Biden won't ask 'cause there's no guarantee the Saudi's would say yes, and he doesn't want the rebuke. It's about saving face.
Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 08:52 AM (4NlP1)

The funny part about Macron's comment is that anyone could have found that out with a simple internet search of Saudi capacity and production capabilities. Apparently NO one in the Biden admin had ever thought of doing that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM (r46W7)

359 317 to 337, 20 posts and a 20% increase in price. Biden inflation rates come to Ace's place.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:54 AM (RA08Q)

1. Its 25%. 5 into 20 is 4. So 1 into 4 is .25
b. Sorry to be asshole
iii. I was told there were no maths

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM (ex2Cx)

360 355 343 "What is a javelina?"

Caitlyn Jenner
Posted by: REDACTED at July 03, 2022 08:55 AM (us2H3)

Is that a javelina in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

Posted by: Zombie Mae West at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM (PiwSw)

361 What is a javelina?"

Caitlyn Jenner
Posted by: REDACTED

I actually did see Bruce Jenner at the '76 Olympics in Montreal. No one opened for him.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (Msys3)

362 He's only using that as a cover, as we all know. He wants our economy destroyed. Taken down a peg or three. Level the playing field. Get all us peasants off of oil. The globalists have set it all into motion. Rubber Face is simply doing as he's instructed. It's an amazing and breathtaking thing to witness. An actual American president destroying America, on purpose, in plain sight.
Posted by: Lady in Black at July 03, 2022 08:55 AM (sVtYq)

And who da fuck cares if it kills 6 to 10 M BIPOCs in other countries!

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (ex2Cx)

363 Gotta go shower but I call FIRST! on the book thread, okay?

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (/jQbM)

364 Got that? Biden will actively and willingly destroy American working and middle class lives for the sake of Ukraine.
***
It's not about Ukraine. Biden wants to do this anyway. Ukraine is just the pretext.

Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (H8QX8)

365 So much wrong with this, it's hard to know where to start. I get angry reading this stock "capitalism equals exploitation" meaningless phrase.

It's only wrong because everyone assumes the negative connotation of "exploitation." If you take the value-neutral meaning of "make best use of [ something ]," then it's a more-or-less correct statement. Not that every "capitalist" enterprise is efficient, but the system as a whole tends towards efficiency over time.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (nfrXX)

366 When Kamala becomes President, how will the Saudis handle her? Will she have to make tea for the ruling family, and serve them, as they sit at the low tables and you sit on the floor. Can't wait..../sarc

Posted by: Colin at July 03, 2022 08:58 AM (YVx1O)

367 Only thing Biden wants is ice cream.

It's the Black Hand what controls things.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:58 AM (ddTPB)

368 363 Gotta go shower but I call FIRST! on the book thread, okay?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (/jQbM)

need any help?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 03, 2022 08:58 AM (ex2Cx)

369 iii. I was told there were no maths
Posted by: rhennigantx

Unfortunately me too!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:58 AM (RA08Q)

370 She will guarantee Saudi's have happy ending.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 08:59 AM (ddTPB)

371 Gotta go shower but I call FIRST! on the book thread, okay?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (/jQbM)
---
I don't think you are allowed to do that...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at July 03, 2022 08:59 AM (K5n5d)

372 Gotta go shower . . ..
Posted by: vmom

Please leave your laptop camera on.


Thanks!
-- Your loving Morons what act 14

Posted by: Tonypete at July 03, 2022 08:59 AM (Msys3)

373 The funny part about Macron's comment is that anyone could have found that out with a simple internet search of Saudi capacity and production capabilities. Apparently NO one in the Biden admin had ever thought of doing that.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:56 AM


That's what little people are for, and they're really letting us down and not positioning us for success these days.

Posted by: Biden-Harris Administration at July 03, 2022 08:59 AM (a3Q+t)

374 NOOD Squirrel!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (RA08Q)

375 Is that a javelina in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?

If you have a javelina in your pocket, you're gonna have a bad day.

Posted by: Oddbob at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (nfrXX)

376 Biscuits and butter.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (ddTPB)

377 Javalinas 5% Off! Today Only!

Posted by: Javalinas-R-Us at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (oTZbj)

378 Gotta go shower but I call FIRST! on the book thread, okay?
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM


Save water. Shower with a friend.

Posted by: Jerry Brown (D-CA) at July 03, 2022 09:00 AM (a3Q+t)

379 @358: "Apparently NO one in the Biden admin had ever thought of doing that."

Remember Granholm's press conference at the White House? Softball question about the baseline US production number. She didn't know offhand, no one gave her notes, and she wouldn't even guess. Point being, the strategic reverse drawdown was a few days worth at best, and she was selling it like manna from heaven.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 09:01 AM (4NlP1)

380 Got that? Biden will actively and willingly destroy American working and middle class lives for the sake of Ukraine.
***
It's not about Ukraine. Biden wants to do this anyway. Ukraine is just the pretext.
Posted by: Ordinary American at July 03, 2022 08:57 AM (H8QX


Yeah, i know, but ruining America for the Ukraine sound criminally stupid. And ruining America for the "New World Order" sounds conspiratorially evil.

If you want to talk to your neighbors and get them angry and fired up, criminally stupid sells and sounds better than conspiratorially evil.

YMMV.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 03, 2022 09:01 AM (5NkmN)

381 NOOD Squirrel!
==================
Is it showing its nuts??

Posted by: andycanuck (yikp0) at July 03, 2022 09:02 AM (yikp0)

382 @309 AZ deplorable moron-Thank You, I do my best to keep myself and my crew(s) safe.
Just got the lowdown on what happened. Hydrogen plant next door was flaring off quite a bit last night. Last few days even driving by it my 4 gas monitor I wear was going off. Reported it twice. Last night O2 levels were low enough and hydrogen was present which can make things go boom so they shutdown nightshift and sent them home. Just have to wait and see what the word is at the morning meeting.👍

Posted by: JROD at July 03, 2022 09:02 AM (nsFgR)

383 >>> 68
Using a petition of neighbors shows you are organized, serious, and have concerned voters behind it.

Good luck.
Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 03, 2022 06:40 AM

Twitter bots. Totes cereal, hit up the DPW's twitter account with several hundred tweets from "concerned voters" and watch the needle move
Posted by: AltonJackson at July 03, 2022 06:47 AM (ENBF0)

We have less than 5% bots! For reals!

Posted by: Twatter at July 03, 2022 09:04 AM (llON8)

384 Has anybody noticed that they haven’t heard any Ronald Reagan forgetfulness jokes recently ?

Posted by: SMOD at July 03, 2022 09:24 AM (SOwOS)

385 Yes. One day, they will find my body on the floor of my bedroom with one leg in and the other out.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at July 03, 2022 07:08 AM

Detective #1: So how do you think he fell?

Detective #2: Looks like he put one leg in and one leg out and then turned himself around.

Detective #1: So a hokey pokey death.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 10:58 AM (Do5/p)

386 To which the canonical reply is "I'm Batman."
Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes
===
I thought the approved reply was "I'm your Huckleberry"...


Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at July 03, 2022 08:21 AM

Inigo Montoya: Who are you?
Dread Pirate Westley: No one of consequence.
Inigo Montoya: I must know.
Dread Pirate Westley: Get used to disappointment.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at July 03, 2022 11:23 AM (Do5/p)

387 I would say the country is on autopilot, but Otto got deflated long ago. More like a runaway train.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 03, 2022 08:47 AM

Yep. Never going back. Wrong way, on a one way track. Seems like we should be getting somewhere. Somehow we're neither here nor there.

Posted by: Soul Asylum at July 03, 2022 11:37 AM (Do5/p)

Daily Tech News 3 July 2022

Top Story

  • One of the things I want to do fairly soon is replace my four Synology boxes with one new one. They're from 2012 and 2013 and so are the drives - I rescued them when work was going to throw them out.

    I was planning on a new DS1821+ but when I looked there were none to be had anywhere. That was going to give me a nice topic for a rant but when I looked again they were available so now I'm just confused.

    It's not a perfect device - the default network configuration is 4 x 1Gb interfaces which is just irritating - but filled with 12TB drives it would give me the same capacity as the existing four units without the drive failures and performance limitations of decade-old hardware.


  • Meta's Novi - formerly Diem - formerly Libera from formerly Facebook - is toast. (CNet)

    This was a technically promising crypto project backed by over a dozen industry leaders that withered and died because (a) all the industry leaders hate each other and (b) absolutely everyone hates Facebook.

Tech News


Disclaimer: And on the twelfth hand...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at 04:00 AM




Comments

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1 Good morning, Pixy! Looks like I'm FIRST!!!

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 04:03 AM (yKPAy)

2 Or do I have to type SPONGE ?

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 04:03 AM (yKPAy)

3 SPONGE costs extra.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at July 03, 2022 04:08 AM (GGZbW)

4 Crap. I thought it was built into the price, like a VAT.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 04:12 AM (yKPAy)

5 BOING!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 03, 2022 04:13 AM (onSDF)

6 Meta Novi
-

Sounded fishy to begin with.

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 03, 2022 04:14 AM (onSDF)

7 Drive by "Hi" saying. Going to try to get back to sleep.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 03, 2022 04:23 AM (nC+QA)

8 I wonder what Guatemala will do without that particular cryptocurrency. Not to mention the Argentinians who switched to buying cryptocurrency when the US dollar began declining in value.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 04:25 AM (yKPAy)

9 Oh, thank you for these posts Pixy. I read them almost every day, although I'm usually reading them hours after there's any point in commenting.

Inspector appreciated your using Dwarf Fortress as a benchmark the other day.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette at July 03, 2022 04:26 AM (nC+QA)

10 Hi, Polliwog! I woke up at 1:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. I'd like to take a crack at going back to bed, but Mom got up just now to prep today's feast.

Posted by: NaughtyPine at July 03, 2022 04:27 AM (yKPAy)

11 I better word this differently, I jumped from ONT to here.

Posted by: Ciampino at July 03, 2022 04:32 AM (qfLjt)

12 I see Blondie is touring.

Posted by: Ciampino liked Call Me at July 03, 2022 04:36 AM (qfLjt)

13 No one's going to need mow than 640kb!!
--
OS Thief and holder of Farmland.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 03, 2022 04:39 AM (aKTN6)

14 11 I better word this differently, I jumped from ONT to here.
Posted by: Ciampino at July 03, 2022 04:32 AM (qfLjt)

Differently than what?

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 04:44 AM (rnYgr)

15 Mornin', all

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 04:50 AM (9P5HS)

16
BOING!
Posted by: Biden's Dog


Y'know, we never gave you guys proper credit. As ill behaved as you were -- and you were ill behaved -- you still were better behaved than any of the humans in the Biden family.

Please accept our belated apology.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 03, 2022 04:51 AM (pNxlR)

17
Intel's 13th gen chips will be accompanied by new motherboards


Are they to be referred to as stepmotherboards?

Are they evil stepmotherboards?

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 03, 2022 04:56 AM (pNxlR)

18
Well, if I'm the only one here ...

[ begins removing pants ]

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 03, 2022 05:00 AM (pNxlR)

19 Morning, 'rons and 'ettes.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 03, 2022 05:05 AM (aCnQ1)

20 MLiI, how are you doing today? Condolences on your mom's passing. She and your family are in my prayers.

Posted by: olddog in mo at July 03, 2022 05:07 AM (aCnQ1)

21 Thank you, olddog.

I'm feeling a bit numb yet. It was a long journey.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 05:10 AM (9P5HS)

22 MLiI! Blessings on you.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 05:13 AM (rnYgr)

23 Thanks, m.

Much appreciated. As are all the prayers offered yesterday when I posted the news.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 05:18 AM (9P5HS)

24 Family asked me if I was traveling home for the holiday, and I thought, that $75 fuel cost I could put toward buying a new grill. With free shipping. And with 7/4 being national BBQ ribs day and Independence Day, I'm looking at some hard nap time.

I may have to dig deep in my pockets and get another couple of baby back rib racks for the road trip.

Also, I'm not sure I need a new gaming rig, but I might need an office type rig to get hooked up with a Joe Biden mid-term depression job. These times are getting tough. Rain, rain, rain.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 03, 2022 05:19 AM (0ocXn)

25 23 Thanks, m.

Much appreciated. As are all the prayers offered yesterday when I posted the news.
Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 05:18 AM (9P5HS)

I've just found that, in the EMT; I had missed that.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 05:23 AM (rnYgr)

26 Morning and evening, folken!

'Tis warm and nasty here, and yet I plan to go walk in it. I must be nuts.

Little Stirling wants to nuzzle and more at my chest. Sorry, kitten, it ain't gonna happen, but I'll pet you as much as you like (which is a lot).

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 05:26 AM (c6xtn)

27 MLiI my condolences.

Posted by: Sean Connery at July 03, 2022 05:26 AM (vd8XM)

28 18 Well, if I'm the only one here ...

[ begins removing pants ]
Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars at July 03, 2022 05:00 AM (pNxlR)

Not again, Jeffrey!!!

Posted by: Biden's Dog at July 03, 2022 05:29 AM (onSDF)

29 Morning all.

Thursday started the 4Th of July Fest. Music and carnival and a Big parade today, Finishes up tonight with fireworks that I can enjoy from my deck.

Posted by: Sean Connery at July 03, 2022 05:29 AM (vd8XM)

30 And I really do need to wash and spray-wax the car, though it's a 50% chance we'll get rain this pm. Around here you got to fit in outdoor activities *around* the worst of the heat. So do the rest of you, I expect, but I have to deal with that for the majority of the year.

But some of you have snow. So there's that.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 05:32 AM (c6xtn)

31 Decades Channel is having their usual 4th of July Twilight Zone marathon.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at July 03, 2022 05:45 AM (c6xtn)

32 I guess I should get up

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 05:55 AM (2JoB8)

33 Doesn't feel like a Sunday.

Posted by: My Life is Insanity at July 03, 2022 05:57 AM (9P5HS)

34 G'mornin' everyone !

leavin' now so I can see the sun come up from the hiking trail.

56 degrees, fog.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at July 03, 2022 05:58 AM (a82Er)

35 Skip, are you pillow talking to us now?

Posted by: humphreyrobot at July 03, 2022 05:58 AM (J8LnB)

36 Ugh. Still awake, sun rising, staring at the McDonald's app on my phone for breakfast, and generally grumpy. Perhaps a long early afternoon nap will be soothing.

Posted by: Walter Freeman at July 03, 2022 06:00 AM (4NlP1)

37 and prayers for you and yours, MLiI !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at July 03, 2022 06:01 AM (a82Er)

38 If Krak is up I should too

NOOD

Posted by: Skip at July 03, 2022 06:01 AM (2JoB8)

39 34 G'mornin' everyone !

leavin' now so I can see the sun come up from the hiking trail.

56 degrees, fog.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez - ultra maga ftw ! at July 03, 2022 05:58 AM (a82Er)

Nice.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 06:04 AM (rnYgr)

40 Good morning morons

It will be foggy, rainy, and windy today, again.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 03, 2022 06:06 AM (EZebt)

41 12 I see Blondie is touring.
Posted by: Ciampino liked Call Me at July 03, 2022 04:36 AM (qfLjt)

If she were Turing, it would be more tech-thready.

Posted by: m at July 03, 2022 06:38 AM (rnYgr)

42 Pixy, small world.

I just turned on my very first NAS within the past hour...a DS1821+. Still in stock on AMZ (USA) but I guess that doesn't help you

8x18TB EXOS X18 drives in RAID6. Installed a 10GbE network card (10Gtek X540-10G-2T) due to the irritating built in 1GbE interfaces. Neither drives nor network card are on the compatibility list but they seem to work out of the box. Got a cheap TP-Link TL-SX105 unmanged five port switch and card for my PC to go with it.

CrystalDiskMark tests at 1213 MB/s sequential so 10GbE is the bottleneck. I wasn't expecting that but I wasn't willing to spend for 25 GbE with all the SFP mess anyway. Card in the NAS has two 10GbE ports but from what I've read link aggregation doesn't help for single client (my PC).

Any tips for a first time NAS user, especially security? Still getting up to speed on the DSM and such. Complex but fairly intuitive. This is just a home file server. Storing movies ripped from my Bluray collection and copied over from the PC. Playback with a Dune HD Real Vision media player connected to the TV. So no apps or media server needed on the Synology...just simple network file storage.

Posted by: rustybx at July 03, 2022 07:17 AM (tEPI8)

43 I'm interested to see the generational improvements in GPUs. It seems like there is a real improvement there, but there will likely be relatively slack demand due to all of the used mining cards hitting the market around the same time. Hopefully I can snag a nice 4080 or 7900XT for less than a kidney

Posted by: In Exile at July 03, 2022 07:21 AM (ozJi8)

44 Pixy, I have to replace my RTX 2080 Super (it ramps up the fans and turns of the picture if I try to do anything 3d, ie Skyrim or LotRO) and the only solution through the company I got my PC from, since I'm under labor, but not parts warranty, is to ship them the box and replace the part *at the current market rate*.

For half that (and more importantly not shipping my computer across the country), I think I'd prefer to replace it with a RTX 3060 TI, which appears to be superior in the benchmarks run on it (per an article you linked yesterday), but they didn't test it in 4k (which I don't understand as Nvidia's site says it will do 8k). I have 750W power supply so that shouldn't be an issue.

I had more surplus cash two and a half years ago so the 3060 TI is probably as high as I can manage. I'm just wondering if this is sensible (all I really need it to do is Skyrim AE 4k at 60fps and not burn out in the foreseeable future).

Posted by: Methos at July 03, 2022 10:05 AM (kOpft)

45 I once rescued a computer from my work trash (e-waste) and took it home; it had been my former computer and was still perfectly good. A day later, I got an email that essentially said, "Return the Computer or you will be terminiated", so I returned it. It was such a waste. This time, they decided to break stuff inside (e.g. snap the DRAM SIMMs in two).

Posted by: jim (in Kalifornia) at July 03, 2022 11:25 AM (ynpvh)

46 When I was laid off last year (366 days ago today) they let me keep the computer I had been using. I'm typing on it now, in fact. So, when they rehired me five weeks later, they had to give me a new computer. The good ones were out of stock, so they gave me a, um, less good computer.

They also let me keep the severance pay. That's life in a big company.

Posted by: Cybersmythe at July 03, 2022 11:40 AM (6jmQG)

Saturday Overnight Open Thread (7/2/22)

72 0nt.jpg


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The Saturday Night Joke

Teacher arrested at JFK Airport....

A school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, an ancient wooden device called a "slide-rule," as well as a code device called an "abacus" that he claimed was a calculator.

At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.
"Al-Gebra is a problem for us," the Attorney General said. "Al-Gebra has terrorized many young people for years. They derive solutions by means and extremes and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values”.

"They use secret code names like 'X' and 'Y' and refer to themselves as 'unknowns,' but we've determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.”

"As the Greek philosopher Isosceles once said, 'There are 3 sides to every triangle.’ "

When asked to comment on the arrest, President Biden said, "If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes."

White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by a President at any time in all of history. ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC proclaimed Biden has solved yet another problem created by Trump. (H/T Captain Josepha Sabin)

***


The Japanese have interesting cultural ideas.

IN 2020, UNUSUAL PUBLIC TOILETS were installed in two parks in the ever-popular Yoyogi district of Tokyo and quickly, although for a brief period, became an internet sensation.

The stalls, in particular, are quite easy to find, encased by transparent glass walls of a variety of vibrant colors, looking immaculate—and yes, you read it right: the restroom’s walls are transparent, totally see-through. You can see everything inside, from the flush toilet to the hand wash sink. Now the question is, how does one use it?

***

Yes, I would be late to wherever the hell I was going. Including the TXMoMe.

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Ten thousand dollars to miss an airline flight?

That’s what some passengers flying Delta Airlines out of the Gerald R. Ford International Airport say they were offered earlier this week.

“I think the airlines are doing everything they can to make it a good experience. But $10,000 is a lot,” said passenger Jason Aten.

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Holy crap!


***


Being the cynical and pessimistic individual. I'm not sure if this is going to work out well.

Drones will start responding to police calls in this South Florida city


Coral Gables police plan to use drone technology to respond to calls.
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Officers in squad cars may not be the only thing showing up at police incidents in Coral Gables anymore. Instead, a drone could arrive first.

The department is using the city’s Fourth of July celebration at the Biltmore Hotel as a test run for its new drone program. Organizers expected the event to draw more than 40,000 spectators and police said they will use the drone to monitor crowds, traffic and any incidents that could occur.

After the Fourth, the two drones will be dispatched from strategic points throughout the city to specific incidents, meaning they won’t be patrolling the streets, police Chief Ed Hudak said.


***


Get off my lawn. And get the hell out of my house.

A 93-year-old man has shot and critically injured a would-be burglar after a gang tried to break into his home in California.

Retired plumber Joe Howard Teague repeatedly warned the attempted robbers that he had a shotgun, but they continued to approach and throw things at him.

Teague told reporters outside his Moreno Valley home yesterday: 'I approached them to put them under citizen's arrest.


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I don't think I'll try to expense this on my expense account.

This Is What A $600 Meal For 1 At One Of The World’s Most Expensive Restaurants Looks Like

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I'm wondering........Was he humming "8 Miles High".

This South African Climber Just Made The First Legal Paraglide Flight Off Mount Everest

Instead of several days, it took Pierre Carter just 20 minutes to descend Mount Everest on his paraglider.

As dozens of climbers slowly made their way down Mount Everest last month, one mountaineer soared above them all. At noon on May 15, 55-year-old Pierre Carter took off from the South Col of Everest in a paraglider and flew to the ground, landing in just 20 minutes.

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The ONT Musical Interlude & Groovy Vibes Emporium


On July 1, 1981 - Rushton Moreve
Rushton Moreve bassist with Steppenwolf, was killed in motorcycle accident in Santa Barbara, California, aged 32. He co-wrote their hit 'Magic Carpet Ride' with lead singer John Kay; Steppenwolf also had the 1968 US No.2 single 'Born To Be Wild'. Moreve left the band in late 1968 when he refused to fly back to California at that time, fearing it would sink into the Pacific Ocean after an imminent earthquake. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On July 1, 1995 - DJ Wolfman Jack
DJ Wolfman Jack died of a heart attack. He was the master of ceremonies for the rock 'n' roll generation of the '60s on radio, and later on television during the '70s. via thisdayinmusic.com


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Born on July 1, 1945 - Deborah Harry
Deborah Harry, American singer, songwriter, and actress with Blondie who scored five UK No.1 singles including the 1979 UK & US No.1 single 'Heart Of Glass' and the 1978 world-wide No.1 album Parallel Lines. As a solo artists she scored the 1986 UK No. 8 single 'French Kissing In The USA'. A former Playboy Bunny, her acting career spans over thirty film roles and numerous television appearances. via thisdayinmusic.com


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On this day: 2 Jul 1979
Sony introduced the Walkman, the first portable audio cassette player. Over the next 30 years they sold over 385 million Walkmans in cassette, CD, mini-disc and digital file versions, and were the market leaders until the arrival of Apple's iPod and other new digital devices. via thisdayinmusic.com


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He's definitely going to need a new wardrobe assistant. Genius Award Winner.

JUNE 25--An Alabama man wearing a t-shirt proclaiming “I’m Too Good for drugs!” was arrested for possessing methamphetamine and narcotics paraphernalia, police report.

Allen Burnett, 60, was collared Thursday night near his home in Ashville, a small city about 45 miles from Birmingham.

Burnett, seen at right, was charged with a pair of drug counts and booked into the St. Clair County jail. He was released early yesterday morning after posting $3500 bond.

At the time of his arrest, Burnett was wearing a purple t-shirt that declared, “I’m Too Good for drugs!”


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1 "Despotic power is always accompanied by corruption of morality."
~Lord Acton

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:04 PM (hOUT3)

2 Too easy? Maybe not, but I'll give it the old college try!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at July 02, 2022 10:04 PM (XIJ/X)

3

Први!

Posted by: Zettai at July 02, 2022 10:04 PM (Qt7Yc)

4 god evening y'all

Posted by: wing at July 02, 2022 10:05 PM (PlW9M)

5 Shazbot!

Posted by: NALNAMSAM- not as lean, not as mean, still a Marine at July 02, 2022 10:05 PM (+ldAm)

6 ONT!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:06 PM (/jQbM)

7 I'll get em

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 10:07 PM (MGB5H)

8 Sweet 16?

Posted by: Lurking Cheshire Cat at July 02, 2022 10:08 PM (w3u3d)

9 Zdravstvuitse!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 02, 2022 10:08 PM (rzOL9)

10 That's acute joke, very on point.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (/jQbM)

11 Dang, top 10

Posted by: Lurking Cheshire Cat at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (w3u3d)

12 Commissar Hrothgar

You are on a roll, with excellent quotes, and that elusive First! -- again.

Way to go.

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (u82oZ)

13 6 ONT!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:06 PM (/jQbM


Yup

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (aA3+G)

14 Lurve the Saturday Night Joke!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (4I/2K)

15 Good evening everyone.

Tell me that isn't Jägermeister.

Lie to me if you have to.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (Msys3)

16 Boobs!

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at July 02, 2022 10:10 PM (rzOL9)

17 I think the transparent toilets in Japan are less about exhibitionism and more about making sure there are no tentacles coming up from the depths.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 02, 2022 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

18 Love the joke. Woke up the cats by laughing so hard!

Posted by: pookysgirl, getting her sleeper cell into shape at July 02, 2022 10:10 PM (XKZwp)

19 My Outlook On Life At The Moment.

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Yep. That's where I'm at too

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:10 PM (/jQbM)

20 NaCly: This has been a good day!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:11 PM (hOUT3)

21 Keep your motor running
Head out on the highway

I was a college freshman when that hit the air.

Posted by: LRob in TX at July 02, 2022 10:12 PM (KTPXo)

22 The Japanese. Nuked not enough. ICUP!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:13 PM (4I/2K)

23 Dirty Harry > Debbie Harry

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 10:14 PM (FVME7)

24 I think the transparent toilets in Japan are less about exhibitionism and more about making sure there are no tentacles coming up from the depths.
Posted by: All Hail Eris,


I think Eris has got it. If the previous user was not attacked by tentacles it sure seems like your odds of being able to immediately use the same equipment tentacle free improve markedly!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:14 PM (hOUT3)

25 Transitioned again.

Posted by: Ciampino - hmm at July 02, 2022 10:15 PM (qfLjt)

26 A 93-year-old man has shot and critically injured a would-be burglar after a gang tried to break into his home in California.

Dumb burglar. Everyone knows that old geezers are easily pissed off.

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 02, 2022 10:15 PM (+lVUW)

27 Lucky people video is exciting

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:15 PM (/jQbM)

28 Brisket is in the oven finishing to 205 degrees. The downstairs is filled with heavenly BBQ aroma.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (4I/2K)

29 Good evening morons and thanks for the laugh mh

I like Jaegermeister and Robitussin.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (EZebt)

30 Everyone knows that old geezers are easily pissed off.
Posted by: nerdygirl


Having a lot less to lose gives old codgers far more freedom of action!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (hOUT3)

31 California has it's own Joe the plumber.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (63Dwl)

32 Dumb burglar. Everyone knows that old geezers are easily pissed off.
Posted by: nerdygirl

They wouldn't get off his lawn.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Now the Summer of Our Discontent at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (FVME7)

33 Thanks for another great ONT, Mis Hum!

I believe I would miss my flight for the princely sum of $10,000. Yes, indeedy... since I've had to do it for free a few too many times...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (xT18z)

34 They should make Jaegertussin.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 02, 2022 10:17 PM (Dc2NZ)

35 My accomplishments today: made my first air bnb booking - hopefully it will be ok.
Have the next 3 days of our family staycation planned.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:17 PM (/jQbM)

36 Ciampino - hmm

Wow. You are as gender-fluid as the protagonist of Steel Beach

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 02, 2022 10:17 PM (u82oZ)

37 I believe I would miss my flight for the princely sum of $10,000. Yes, indeedy... since I've had to do it for free a few too many times...
Posted by: Legally Sufficient


A 10k$ decision in ten seconds or less!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:17 PM (hOUT3)

38 Have a friend who was hit in the head with the same type of hook like in the lucky people video. Pretty banged up and lost an eye. Lucky to be alive .

Posted by: neverenoughcaffeine at July 02, 2022 10:18 PM (2NHgQ)

39 25 Transitioned again.
Posted by: Ciampino

Make up your mind, xir!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:18 PM (/jQbM)

40 I guess the would-be burglar and his accomplices done found out.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:18 PM (4I/2K)

41 Evening.
Continuing from last thread...
==============
Seven and Delta have always left me out in the cold because both are about Max and Miryia's family. To me that is pandering to nostalgia. And the super heavy reliance on music being the weapon also left me feeling a bit out.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 02, 2022 10:12 PM (2Gfjx)

It's goofy, for sure. It doesn't bother me. The world being saved a virginal underage pop singer performing a love song? I'll buy it.

In Macross 7 the world is saved by a heavy metal guitarist, right? Metal? Heeeeeyyyyyy, buuuuuuuuuddy! I'm down.

Posted by: Robert, the Devil on your shoulder at July 02, 2022 10:19 PM (T3auV)

42 I guess the would-be burglar and his accomplices done found out.
Posted by: Count de Monet


There's always an easy way and a hard way to learn new things...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:21 PM (hOUT3)

43 That $10,000 is potentially a tough one. It’s rare that I’m flying somewhere and don’t need to get where I’m going. Even if all I’m doing is a one-person vacation, by the time they start offering rewards, I’d be out one or more likely two hotel night charges and the price of whatever convention I’ve already signed up for. Or, worse, this is the return flight.

Which is usually not worth the amount they’re offering. At $10,000, it is. I now have to ask, what are my responsibilities? How replaceable is this experience that I’m now going to miss? Because you have to think, if they’re offering that much there are no later flights.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 10:21 PM (U+Oxn)

44 Debbie Harry was gorgeous.

Posted by: GWB at July 02, 2022 10:21 PM (IEo5i)

45 They'd have to pay me more than $600 to eat some of that stuff. Can't imagine paying so much for that.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:22 PM (ftFVW)

46 I guess the would-be burglar and his accomplices done found out.
Posted by: Count de Monet

There's always an easy way and a hard way to learn new things...


One would think that the proper course of action would be fairly obvious when someone holding a shotgun tells you to back off.

Posted by: Archimedes at July 02, 2022 10:22 PM (/NCI4)

47 Videodrome

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 02, 2022 10:23 PM (63Dwl)

48 From the Macross Frontier movies, May'n, Sheryl Nome, performs "Universal Bunny."

https://youtu.be/XEbmGa3_qU4

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 02, 2022 10:23 PM (2Gfjx)

49 I like Jaegermeister and Robitussin.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (EZebt)

If I weren't too sick to get to the liquor store, I might try that tonight.

Posted by: GWB at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (IEo5i)

50 Enjoyed the Guess Who cut. I contend that Burton Cummings had one of the best male voices in rock, and really good diction, too.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (IXdAK)

51 One would think that the proper course of action would be fairly obvious when someone holding a shotgun tells you to back off.
Posted by: Archimedes


Especially since shotgun blasts have been accorded the pResidential seal of approval!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (hOUT3)

52 I once was driving home late at night in my old dodge dart convertible and one of the hooks holding the top down snapped in half and hit me in the head, I thought I'd been shot. I consider myself lucky to be alive.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (a4EWo)

53 Anyone ever been to a City Bites? They were a sandwich chain throughout the midwest but I think they had issues and contracted back into just Oklahoma. Anyway, there were one way mirrors into the bathrooms. If you don't know about that then after you walk in it just looks like a window and everybody's watching you. People would all wave at the mirrors when someone walked in.

They had a cameo in a video game franchise. I don't remember but it's funny when you see their sign in game. Deus Ex, or Duke Nukem, a city sim or something else I can't remember.

Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (0fVbu)

54 If they're offering $10K, they'll surely pay $15K.

Posted by: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Reference at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (oTZbj)

55 "Drones will start responding to police calls in this South Florida city"

Will they be armed with flame throwers, or perhaps 9mm lung extractors?

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (AmoqO)

56 One would think that the proper course of action would be fairly obvious when someone holding a shotgun tells you to back off.
Posted by: Archimedes
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I had a detective tell me, 'You'd be surprised how seldom we find a MENSA card in criminal's wallets.'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (PoAMp)

57 The most Portland example of road rage you'll ever see!

Uber-woke white Karen decides to berate someone for some imagined traffic offense, only to discover to her horror that her belligerent, equally uber-woke opponent has far, far, more intersectionality points than she does.

Watch until the end, so you can check out the bumper stickers on the Karen's car.

http://tinyurl.com/2p8788s5

Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

58 I like Jaegermeister and Robitussin.
Posted by: San Franpsycho at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (EZebt)


Isn't that a "Flaming Mo"?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 10:25 PM (xhaym)

59 If they're offering $10K, they'll surely pay $15K.

Right. That’s something else the article didn’t mention. Had they started at a lower number?

If their opening bid was $10,000, what the hell was going on?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 10:26 PM (U+Oxn)

60 Uber-woke white Karen decides to berate someone for some imagined traffic offense

That's awesome.

Posted by: 18-1 at July 02, 2022 10:29 PM (ESjRY)

61 Right. That’s something else the article didn’t mention. Had they started at a lower number?

If their opening bid was $10,000, what the hell was going on?
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair

Pelosi was on the flight also and the flight attendants discovered, to their horror, that there wasn't enough room for her ego.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 10:29 PM (Msys3)

62 Right. That’s something else the article didn’t mention. Had they started at a lower number?

If their opening bid was $10,000, what the hell was going on?
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 10:26 PM (U+Oxn)

Who wanted a seat so badly that Delta felt it worth their while to offer 10 grand for one?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 10:29 PM (IXdAK)

63 I contend that Burton Cummings had one of the best male voices in rock, and really good diction, too.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM

Not to mention quite the mustache.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:29 PM (ftFVW)

64 Damn DDS! That's scary!!

Posted by: jewells45 at July 02, 2022 10:30 PM (nxdel)

65 Having a lot less to lose gives old codgers far more freedom of action!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


And the advanced age makes it less likely that the stupid, liberal DA will consider the shooting not justified. Aww, isn't that old man who blew a gang bangers brains out cute?!

Posted by: nerdygirl at July 02, 2022 10:30 PM (+lVUW)

66 Hooooorde!

*pulls up couch*

Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:31 PM (ajoh7)

67 48 From the Macross Frontier movies, May'n, Sheryl Nome, performs "Universal Bunny."

https://youtu.be/XEbmGa3_qU4
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 02, 2022 10:23 PM (2Gfjx)

Mmmmmm, legs!

Posted by: Robert, the Devil on your shoulder at July 02, 2022 10:31 PM (CUR+x)

68 17 I think the transparent toilets in Japan are less about exhibitionism and more about making sure there are no tentacles coming up from the depths.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Analog Hipster at July 02, 2022 10:10 PM (Dc2NZ)

++++

According to the info at the link, the walls go opaque as soon as you lock the door.

Unless you "accidentally" forget.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 02, 2022 10:31 PM (hVqGz)

69 Anyone ever been to a City Bites?...
Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM

A friend and I used to go so much they knew our orders. Great sandwiches, and yes, the bathroom one way mirror is trippy. Never seen them out in the digital realm, so I'll have to watch out for that.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:32 PM (ftFVW)

70 Who wanted a seat so badly that Delta felt it worth their while to offer 10 grand for one?

If they started at lower numbers, then everyone on the flight.

At that point, you have to wonder when they end the policy of overselling flights.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 10:32 PM (U+Oxn)

71 like Jaegermeister

Paregoric. Better than Jaeger, plus morphine.

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at July 02, 2022 10:32 PM (jRQbu)

72 That Saturday Night Joke, I've seen variations minus the Biden appendix but it's still funny, thanks. I'll sine on the dotted line.

Posted by: Ciampino - is a Cosecant a cutting instrument? at July 02, 2022 10:33 PM (qfLjt)

73 The Guess Who...


http://tinyurl.com/566dz9zy

Posted by: davidt at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM (oTZbj)

74 Anyone ever been to a City Bites?...
Posted by: banana Dream at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM

A friend and I used to go so much they knew our orders. Great sandwiches, and yes, the bathroom one way mirror is trippy. Never seen them out in the digital realm, so I'll have to watch out for that.
Posted by: She Hobbit

I like their cookies. Nom nom nom nom

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM (MGB5H)

75 I'll sine on the dotted line.
Posted by: Ciampino - is a Cosecant a cutting instrument

Let's not go off on a tangent here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM (hOUT3)

76 What a delightful ONT! All over the place!
Would love to hear CBD's take on the $600 'meal'...

Posted by: COMountainMarie at July 02, 2022 10:35 PM (bTpeC)

77 I like their cookies. Nom nom nom nom
Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM

Right-o, and they were early adopters of Diet Dr. Pepper on the fountain. Winning!

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:35 PM (ftFVW)

78 This week, Casa Piercello is minting a new American citizen.

My dear imported wife! She's already more American than most, and has been for a long time. But now we'll have the swearing in to prove it.

I had to brag.

Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM (ajoh7)

79 What about the Disney cruise ship with the $5000 cocktail?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM (63Dwl)

80 Right-o, and they were early adopters of Diet Dr. Pepper on the fountain. Winning!
Posted by: She Hobbit

That's cause okies love them some Dr Pepper

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 10:37 PM (MGB5H)

81 What happens to the transparent bathroom walls when there is a power failure?

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:37 PM (4I/2K)

82 I had to brag.
Posted by: Piercello


As you should, and sincere congratulations to the both of you!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (hOUT3)

83 Clap For the Wolf man reminds me of American Graffiti. Loved that movie. Pirate Radio with Philip Seymour Hoffman was also a hoot.

Thanks for the hat tip, MisHum.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (H31K8)

84 Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10

Exactly
No math

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

85 What about the Disney cruise ship with the $5000 cocktail?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr.

Isn't that at the Star Wars hotel?

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (MGB5H)

86 This week, Casa Piercello is minting a new American citizen.

My dear imported wife! She's already more American than most, and has been for a long time. But now we'll have the swearing in to prove it.

I had to brag.
Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM (ajoh7)

Awesome!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (4I/2K)

87 Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- I wasn't particularly fond of the '70s the first time around at July 02, 2022 10:38

You bet!

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 02, 2022 10:38 PM (aA3+G)

88 Let's not go off on a tangent here!
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM

Don't be obtuse, there will be plenty of intersections in the comments section.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:39 PM (ftFVW)

89 36 Ciampino - hmm

Wow. You are as gender-fluid as the protagonist of Steel Beach

Posted by: NaCly Dog (u82oZ) at July 02, 2022 10:17 PM (u82oZ)
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As a good aromatic chemist I don't go cis or trans but only meta.
(1 & 2 is no fun, 1 & 4 is too many, but 1 & 3 is just right -- only for chemists)

Posted by: Ciampino - is a Secant a cutting instrument? at July 02, 2022 10:39 PM (qfLjt)

90 This week, Casa Piercello is minting a new American citizen.

My dear imported wife! She's already more American than most, and has been for a long time. But now we'll have the swearing in to prove it.

I had to brag.

Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM



This is awesome!

*tips pith helmet to Piercello and Mrs P

Posted by: Zettai at July 02, 2022 10:39 PM (De+S8)

91 Exactly
No math
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


After all, what is an ONT without rules of conduct...

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:39 PM (hOUT3)

92 I had to brag.
Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM (ajoh7)

Congrats, Piercello!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 10:40 PM (IXdAK)

93
What happens to the transparent bathroom walls when there is a power failure?
Posted by: Count de Monet


They go to plaid.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 02, 2022 10:40 PM (63Dwl)

94 I had to brag.
Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM

Congratulations!

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:40 PM (ftFVW)

95 I seem to recall an episode of the Simpsons where they went to Japan and discovered a camera in the toilet.

Or, rather, Homer missed it and the Bart discovered the TV channel it was connected to.

Posted by: Methos at July 02, 2022 10:40 PM (kOpft)

96 Drone responding to a police call? If it is labelled ED209, you might want to un-ass the area.

Posted by: butch at July 02, 2022 10:41 PM (jQbiw)

97 Don't be obtuse, there will be plenty of intersections in the comments section.
Posted by: She Hobbit


But will they be countable?

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:41 PM (hOUT3)

98 Jewells, it may explain my personality, I'm quite sure that I had been drinking at the time, which made it quite confusing. I was probably concussed, at least that's what I was going to tell the police officer. I carried that sheared off hook in my car for a long time. In the wintertime that side of the roof got a four inch ice wedge from November through April, I loved that car, named it the Ratmobile (with no offense intended to Some Rat or other rats the frequent the ONT).

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 10:41 PM (a4EWo)

99 Wow, awful job editing on my part there.

Posted by: Methos at July 02, 2022 10:41 PM (kOpft)

100 I had to brag.
Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:36 PM (ajoh7)

Awesome!
Congratulations

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at July 02, 2022 10:42 PM (aA3+G)

101 There is very little correlation between the math puns and humor.

Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at July 02, 2022 10:42 PM (ZTJjv)

102 Exactly
No math
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


that is what the lisping Nicaraguan mozo said . . .

"no math, porfavor. Thiento mal, y queiro thalir"

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 10:42 PM (xhaym)

103 Thank you all, from the bottom of our hearts.

Gonna be a great week!

Posted by: Piercello at July 02, 2022 10:44 PM (ajoh7)

104 There is very little correlation between the math puns and humor.
Posted by: DJ Jazzy Mel at July 02, 2022 10:42 PM

Unless you're a nerd, then there is quite a bit of breathy laugh snorting.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:44 PM (ftFVW)

105 Remember, round is a shape.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 10:44 PM (5pTK/)

106 And now, for all of you teenagers...a cherry bomb!

Posted by: Get off of my lawn at July 02, 2022 10:46 PM (Xrfse)

107 What happens to the transparent bathroom walls when there is a power failure?
Posted by: Count de Monet


Power applied, transparent. No power: opaque.

Posted by: mikeski at July 02, 2022 10:46 PM (P1f+c)

108 Congratulations, Piercello.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 10:46 PM (5pTK/)

109 After all, what is an ONT without rules of conduct...
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:39 PM (hOUT3)
* * * *
A Weirddave ONT?

(grin)

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 02, 2022 10:47 PM (xT18z)

110 The most Portland example of road rage you'll ever see!

Uber-woke white Karen decides to berate someone for some imagined traffic offense, only to discover to her horror that her belligerent, equally uber-woke opponent has far, far, more intersectionality points than she does.

Watch until the end, so you can check out the bumper stickers on the Karen's car.

http://tinyurl.com/2p8788s5
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

This is worth a watch. It *could* be performance art

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 02, 2022 10:47 PM (sJHOI)

111 75 I'll sine on the dotted line.
Posted by: Ciampino - is a Cosecant a cutting instrument

Let's not go off on a tangent here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM (hOUT3)
----
The parking lot is full but Hilbert has some spaces.

Posted by: Ciampino - Biden is in the 12th dimension at July 02, 2022 10:48 PM (qfLjt)

112 105 Remember, round is a shape.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 10:44 PM (5pTK/)

What about pear shaped?

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 10:48 PM (AmoqO)

113 At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement.


I worked near a government facility in East Tennessee for many years.

The running joke post 9-11, was that they had been trying to ferret out any terrorist threats inside the government facilities, and had searched in vain for a terrorist leader, Bin Workin.

But to date they had only located his chief lieutenants, Bin Slackin and Bin Nappin.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 10:49 PM (NSWcw)

114 No Maths!

Posted by: Roberto Duran at July 02, 2022 10:50 PM (oTZbj)

115 I don’t see anything funny about the menace of Al-Gebra. It’s a malign force, led by opisthotonos terroristic leader Cal Q. Lus.

Posted by: Chuck Moss at July 02, 2022 10:51 PM (SzJD4)

116 At that point, you have to wonder when they end the policy of overselling flights.
Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 10:32 PM (U+Oxn)
* * * *
From what I am hearing, this began with stimulus money that was conditioned on not "firing" airline employees. So the airlines figured out a way to use vaccine mandates and furloughs as a way to reduce the number of employees while still getting Uncle Sugar's money. Employee numbers are way down, and the airlines are still selling seats on flights that they know will not fly because they have no pilots or adequate crew.

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 02, 2022 10:51 PM (xT18z)

117 I think if that idiot burglar dies, they should give that old man the skull to put on his front porch to give fair warning to the other natives.

Posted by: Roy at July 02, 2022 10:51 PM (Ti+Tv)

118 I don’t see anything funny about the menace of Al-Gebra. It’s a malign force, led by opisthotonos terroristic leader Cal Q. Lus.
Posted by: Chuck Moss at July 02, 2022 10:51 PM

Surely we're approaching the limit of the math puns now.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 10:52 PM (ftFVW)

119 every south african > every austialian, new zealander, and canadian

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 10:53 PM (d8+wO)

120 Surely we're approaching the limit of the math puns now.
Posted by: She Hobbit

A great sock would have been: Ass M. Tote

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 10:54 PM (Msys3)

121 https://youtu.be/xDCIcdD74ro

'night


Posted by: Puddleglum at July 02, 2022 10:54 PM (sAmhv)

122 if somebody is doing that much jaegar they are getting ready for a fattie or over a hottie

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 10:54 PM (d8+wO)

123 >>> 15 Good evening everyone.

Tell me that isn't Jägermeister.

Lie to me if you have to.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 10:09 PM (Msys3)

It's Jagdfürst.
https://is.gd/P7Uk9T

Posted by: totally not a knockoff at July 02, 2022 10:55 PM (llON8)

124 in fairness, get back to me when somebody is doing a wingsuit off everest

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 10:55 PM (d8+wO)

125 110 The most Portland example of road rage you'll ever see!

Uber-woke white Karen decides to berate someone for some imagined traffic offense, only to discover to her horror that her belligerent, equally uber-woke opponent has far, far, more intersectionality points than she does.

Watch until the end, so you can check out the bumper stickers on the Karen's car.

http://tinyurl.com/2p8788s5
Posted by: The ARC of History! at July 02, 2022 10:24 PM (I2/tG)

This is worth a watch. It *could* be performance art
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 02, 2022 10:47 PM (sJHOI)

Karen is a 1, except it's Rule #1.

Posted by: Roy at July 02, 2022 10:55 PM (Ti+Tv)

126 A great sock would have been: Ass M. Tote
Posted by: Tonypete


Dim N. Sional

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ This year in Corsicana! ~ at July 02, 2022 10:56 PM (hOUT3)

127 Posted by: Roberto Duran at July 02, 2022 10:50 PM (oTZbj)

You were World Champion in four weigh classes dude. That's some math.

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 10:56 PM (AmoqO)

128 We're not making a Western here.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 10:57 PM (vuisn)

129 I believe I would miss my flight for the princely sum of $10,000. Yes, indeedy... since I've had to do it for free a few too many times...

Posted by: Legally Sufficient at July 02, 2022 10:16 PM (xT18z)

Well, since these days I never have to fly anywhere uber important I would jump on the 10K, rent a nice car, drive to where I'm going, get some nice hotel 1 or 2 nights, and a few nice diners, and maybe buy another harley when I got back with the leftover cash. If it were a wedding or funeral (same shit really), I guess it would depend on who died and who is getting married. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 02, 2022 10:58 PM (VwHCD)

130 Hrothgar, How is Conor? I am already looking for some Frenchie Christmas gifts for my grand dog.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 10:59 PM (a4EWo)

131 We're not making a Western here.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 10:57 PM (vuisn)

Why not?

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:00 PM (7bRMQ)

132 Bers, That is so true, getting a death certificate could be tricky though.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 11:01 PM (a4EWo)

133 just another saturday and another thread homer from mh

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:02 PM (d8+wO)

134 105 Remember, round is a shape.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (5pTK/) at July 02, 2022 10:44 PM (5pTK/)
----
Back in the 1980s it was fashionable to send someone a round tuit, or similar, if they were procrastinators who always said "I'll get a round to it".
http://tinyurl.com/5n6czckn

Posted by: Ciampino - my slide rule is made from plastic at July 02, 2022 11:02 PM (qfLjt)

135
Quiet day. Mama and the three girls are doing well. Her Majesty is having her zizz until midnight.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 02, 2022 11:02 PM (6Mlq5)

136 Why not?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:00 PM

And then they circled the wagons, pulled out the antique firearms, and began shooting what would become known as the most westerny western of them all: Horde on the Range.

Posted by: Narrator's Voice at July 02, 2022 11:03 PM (ftFVW)

137 In the movie thread we got to mentioning hawt women. Debbie Harry was hawt.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'll get to it Ma at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (qfLjt)

138 Is this an open thread?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (DNB4D)

139 Open and shut

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (63Dwl)

140 In the movie thread we got to mentioning hawt women. Debbie Harry was hawt.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'll get to it Ma at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (qfLjt)

She's 77 now.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)

141 139 Open and shut
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. a
=============

You don't know how right your are.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (DNB4D)

142 Yeah, braenyard. But don't pull on it it it might unravel.

Posted by: RI Red at July 02, 2022 11:07 PM (0tIq3)

143 Matt Christiansen's co-host looks like Debbie Harry.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 02, 2022 11:07 PM (ybIRR)

144 Surely we're approaching the limit of the math puns now.
Posted by: She Hobbit

They'll haul a few more. Ass in tote.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 02, 2022 11:09 PM (ybIRR)

145 136 Why not?
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:00 PM

And then they circled the wagons,

Posted by: Narrator's Voice at July 02, 2022 11:03 PM (ftFVW)
----
Maybe they should have squared the wagons into a circle. (Let's see them do that on television, Folks.)

Posted by: Ciampino - can we triangulate the wagons? at July 02, 2022 11:09 PM (qfLjt)

146 In the movie thread we got to mentioning hawt women. Debbie Harry was hawt.
Posted by: Ciampino - I'll get to it Ma at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (qfLjt)


Debbie Harry is 77

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:11 PM (xhaym)

147 Maybe they should have squared the wagons into a circle. (Let's see them do that on television, Folks.)

Posted by: Ciampino - can we triangulate the wagons? at July 02, 2022 11:09 PM (qfLjt)

They darker than us!

Posted by: Indian at July 02, 2022 11:11 PM (7bRMQ)

148 Great content tonight, Mis Hum! Never thought that paragliding off of Mount Everest would be a thing, yet here we are. Good Saturday eve to the 'ettes and 'rons!

Posted by: Schnorflepuppy at July 02, 2022 11:11 PM (v23vE)

149 Better call skip, it looks like a dead thread.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:11 PM (DNB4D)

150 Better call skip, it looks like a dead thread.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:11 PM (DNB4D)

Miklos. Miklos. Miklos!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:13 PM (7bRMQ)

151 I'm going to clean up a little, company coming on Monday, I'll be back later. Wake up people!!!

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (a4EWo)

152 The level of the humor is going up and down, up and down, It's a sine I tell you.
In summation we can derive more strength if we integrate the womenfolk with the menfolk. There's no limit what we can achieve.

Posted by: Ciampino - wsa Carter's period Cartesian? at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (qfLjt)

153 Is this an open thread?

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (DNB4D)

It's closed at 10:10, open on the other end.

Posted by: Methos at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (kOpft)

154 I like Jaegermeister and Robitussin

Then you might enjoy Fernet Branca.

It tastes, IMO, like Jaeger with a hint of Chloraseptic.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (NSWcw)

155 Surely we're approaching the limit of the math puns now.
Posted by: She Hobbit

They'll haul a few more. Ass in tote.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 02, 2022 11:09 PM (ybIRR)

We have not yet found the azimuth!

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (4I/2K)

156 In the movie thread we got to mentioning hawt women. Debbie Harry was hawt.

Posted by: Ciampino - I'll get to it Ma at July 02, 2022 11:05 PM (qfLjt)

She's 77 now.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)

I remember when this came on TV. Her wardrobe and generous mid boob was seared in my memory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12w5wykucgk

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 02, 2022 11:15 PM (VwHCD)

157 WTF, closed at 10:04, ugh

Posted by: Methos at July 02, 2022 11:15 PM (kOpft)

158 Debby Harry just didn't do it for me.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 11:16 PM (4I/2K)

159 39 25 Transitioned again.
Posted by: Ciampino

Make up your mind, xir!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 10:18 PM (/jQbM)
----
Did you just assume my gender?
/s

Posted by: Ciampino - wsa Carter's period Cartesian? at July 02, 2022 11:17 PM (qfLjt)

160 Debby Harry

never a hottie

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:20 PM (qXciB)

161 Miklosbot is offline for regularly scheduled maintenance and downgrades

Posted by: Mystislav from Macedonian Maintenance team at July 02, 2022 11:21 PM (thbCK)

162 She's 77 now.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)

And?

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:22 PM (AmoqO)

163 61
Pelosi was on the flight also and the flight attendants discovered, to their horror, that there wasn't enough room for her ego.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 10:29 PM (Msys3)
----
More likely not enough booze.

Posted by: Ciampino - was Carter's period Cartesian? at July 02, 2022 11:22 PM (qfLjt)

164 flight also and the flight attendants discovered, to their horror, that there wasn't enough room for her ego

in fairness, she flys private

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:22 PM (qXciB)

165 154 I like Jaegermeister and Robitussin

Then you might enjoy Fernet Branca.

It tastes, IMO, like Jaeger with a hint of Chloraseptic.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 02, 2022 11:14 PM (NSWcw)


I like all of those. I also can stomach Malort, but won't drive out of my way for it.

Posted by: Roy at July 02, 2022 11:23 PM (Ti+Tv)

166 I am already looking for some Frenchie Christmas gifts for my grand dog.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz


DDS: Conor is recovering from some unknown liver ailment, and on meds, but his numbers are trending in the right directions, and he is pretty much back to the Conor of old. He mastered the art of convincing me he needs extra attention during this illness.

Conor feels that chew toys with ears are an abomination and enjoys attacking the ears of every stuffed toy I have ever gotten for him. I would bet that your grand dog would appreciate a really sturdy toy with big ears (just got a really nice and well made rabbit for him and he has not been able to de-ear it yet).

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at July 02, 2022 11:23 PM (hOUT3)

167 my freshman year a guy down the hall got everybody's free robitussin and used it to get hammered when he did not have $

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:24 PM (qXciB)

168 162 She's 77 now.
Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:06 PM (7bRMQ)
And?
Posted by: Javems


I fail to see the problem here!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at July 02, 2022 11:24 PM (hOUT3)

169 I drank one of those the last time I was down at Captain Teebs.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 11:25 PM (Dik5f)

170
Good boy, Conor!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 02, 2022 11:25 PM (6Mlq5)

171 73 The Guess Who...


http://tinyurl.com/566dz9zy

Posted by: davidt at July 02, 2022 10:34 PM (oTZbj)
----
Okay, is this like 'whose on First'? because I'm not playing that.

Posted by: Ciampino - Lou was on first at July 02, 2022 11:25 PM (qfLjt)

172 164 flight also and the flight attendants discovered, to their horror, that there wasn't enough room for her ego

in fairness, she flys private

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:22 PM (qXciB)

MAC

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:26 PM (AmoqO)

173 120 A great sock would have been: Ass M. Tote

i thought they were called fanny packs

Posted by: kulak anachronda at July 02, 2022 11:27 PM (I38CQ)

174 And?

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:22 PM (AmoqO)

It seemed when New Wave and stuff started in what, late 70s, early 80s, that the bands were younger. Debbie was born when WW2 technically wasn't over. I didn't know she was that old until a few years ago.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:27 PM (7bRMQ)

175 Debbie Harry is not the apogee of female attractiveness. She is above the geometric mean, granted.

Posted by: Count de Monet at July 02, 2022 11:27 PM (4I/2K)

176 my freshman year a guy down the hall got everybody's free robitussin and used it to get hammered when he did not have $
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:24 PM

At a party when I was a little, ahem, younger than the drinking age someone gave me something they called an Alabama Slammer (is that legit?). It had cough syrup in it and tasted like shit. But it was free, so there was that.

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:27 PM (ftFVW)

177 Always liked the Guess Who.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:29 PM (DNB4D)

178 Someone actually paid $600 for that compendium of undersized portions of whatever the hell it was?

Was this a parody?

Posted by: irongrampa at July 02, 2022 11:29 PM (KATBx)

179 El Gato Malo's look at the Swedish Birth Rate Data


http://tinyurl.com/mryrejf8

Posted by: Kindltot at July 02, 2022 11:29 PM (xhaym)

180 It seemed when New Wave and stuff started in what, late 70s, early 80s, that the bands were younger. Debbie was born when WW2 technically wasn't over. I didn't know she was that old until a few years ago.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:27 PM (7bRMQ)

Just messing with you. Dad was home from the war in May of 44.

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:30 PM (AmoqO)

181 Blondie's early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Autoamerican came out in '80, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 11:30 PM (Dik5f)

182 106 And now, for all of you teenagers...a cherry bomb!

Posted by: Get off of my lawn at July 02, 2022 10:46 PM (Xrfse)
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EBvXpjudf8

Posted by: Ciampino - Lou was on first at July 02, 2022 11:31 PM (qfLjt)

183 Evening Horde!!!

just went out and looked at some purple lighting. Pretty cool. worked on revamping my children's book all day. Managed to make MRs. Squirrel mad at me cause I had one or three drinks. Huzzah!

Posted by: Secret Squirrel, author of the military SCI FI series Outward Frontier on AMAZON at July 02, 2022 11:34 PM (9mW6C)

184 I'm glad Conor is feel___ better!

Hadrian, I am sorry to hear about the little guy who didn't make it. I hope the girl pups are thriving.

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 02, 2022 11:34 PM (/jQbM)

185 Just messing with you. Dad was home from the war in May of 44.

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:30 PM (AmoqO)

Either way, she's a product of wartime America, not postwar. Just seemed strange, that's all

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 02, 2022 11:34 PM (7bRMQ)

186 Does anyone ever see red lightning at the beach?
Maybe it's just particular to northeast FL.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 11:35 PM (Dik5f)

187 MAC
Posted by: J


757 baby

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:37 PM (S/Jhh)

188 184
vmom: Conor says thanks!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at July 02, 2022 11:37 PM (hOUT3)

189 Take care good people, Hrothgar is out for the night

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~ every book has been rewritten ~ at July 02, 2022 11:38 PM (hOUT3)

190 I have dusted, glass surfaces are next, I really like Blondie, if only I looked like Debbie Harry. Back after the glass.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at July 02, 2022 11:38 PM (a4EWo)

191
I like all of those. I also can stomach Malort, but won't drive out of my way for it.
Posted by: Roy at July 02, 2022 11:23 PM (Ti+Tv)

Same here. I cn stomach it but it's pretty disgusting

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:38 PM (WF/xn)

192 if only I looked like Debbie Harry


what the hell man, have you seen her?

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:39 PM (S/Jhh)

193 I assume it was a Dirac flight?!

Posted by: Ray Van Dune at July 02, 2022 11:40 PM (peWy1)

194 ...The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost.

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 11:30 PM



And one could actually hear that Harry was as smooth as a frog down there...

Posted by: Zettai at July 02, 2022 11:40 PM (Qt7Yc)

195 Problem is, those gangbangers will be back. Revenge is part of the "respect" code. Don't ask me how I know.

Posted by: esquincle at July 02, 2022 11:41 PM (3Yj85)

196
hope the girl pups are thriving.
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

_________

They're fat and happy, thank you. Lined up at the milk bar right now.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 02, 2022 11:41 PM (6Mlq5)

197 186 Does anyone ever see red lightning at the beach?
Maybe it's just particular to northeast FL.
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 02, 2022 11:35 PM (Dik5f)

never heard of it. know about white lightning, though.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:41 PM (r46W7)

198 I was in college and got dumped by my first girlfriend. In the depths of my despair, I wrote the Deborah Harry via the Blondie Fan Club.

She wrote back. Just a postcard, but it was enough.

She may be insane, lately, but I am a fan forever.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 02, 2022 11:41 PM (m0zqP)

199 I was in college and got dumped by my first girlfriend. In the depths of my despair, I wrote the Deborah Harry via the Blondie Fan Club.

She wrote back. Just a postcard, but it was enough.



no she didn't

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:42 PM (S/Jhh)

200 US birth rate is dumping. Per WSJ via Musk:
Chart shows we've been below replacement rate since 2008

https://is.gd/yLd6RR


Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:43 PM (DNB4D)

201 no she didn't
Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:42 PM

Harsh

Posted by: She Hobbit at July 02, 2022 11:44 PM (ftFVW)

202 She did. Trust me, I could tell.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 02, 2022 11:44 PM (m0zqP)

203 Harsh
Posted by: S



somebody has to do it

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:45 PM (S/Jhh)

204 Does anyone ever see red lightning at the beach?
Maybe it's just particular to northeast FL.

Posted by: Dr. Varno
--
White lightening is fairly common in N. FL.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 02, 2022 11:45 PM (pKbwb)

205 Aged Lhasa Apso
Very sick this morning but
Doing better now

Posted by: Captain Haiku at July 02, 2022 11:47 PM (0pOPf)

206 So, tonight, I decided to do some graphics stuff. I took my Wacom tablet out from where the cat couldn't get to it, and took the pen from the holder. Something distracted me, and when I turned back to my workstation, the pen was gone.

Didn't seem to be anywhere. Certainly nowhere in the last few places I existed.

Fortunately, I have a lot of Wacom tablets and thus a lot of Wacom pens, so I was able to work.

But it made me wonder: Is God a cat?

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 02, 2022 11:47 PM (m0zqP)

207 I really like Blondie, if only I looked like Debbie Harry.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz

DDS, you are a babe in your own right.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 02, 2022 11:48 PM (Msys3)

208 White lightening is fairly common in N. FL.
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 02, 2022 11:45 PM (pKbwb)

Pretty sure I saw a sprite once. Sprites are discharges going straight up from a thundercloud. Was driving, and watching a storm on the horizon. There was a bright downstroke, and a reddish upstroke from the cloud at the exact same moment.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 02, 2022 11:49 PM (ftr1N)

209 I guess I liked blondie herself more than the music. Yeah she wasn't a total smoke show, but she oooozed chick. I never met her, but I do have one of her old guitar player's speaker cab. I would like to think she sat her ass on it every so often. lol

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 02, 2022 11:49 PM (VwHCD)

210 Looks like the birth rate dropped precipitously about the same time birth control pills came out.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 02, 2022 11:49 PM (DNB4D)

211 Blondie's early work was a little too new wave for my tastes, but when Autoamerican came out in '80

I have since come to enjoy some of their earlier work, but Autoamerican was so different, to me at least, I didn’t even have anything to compare it to.

It was a lot like my best friend bringing his Walkman to Catholic grade school, telling me “you have to listen to this” and my hearing KISS’s Destroyer for the first time, when I hadn’t yet even heard then-modern rock. No radio of my own, my parents’ was stuck on the country station.

In both cases I was hooked.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at July 02, 2022 11:50 PM (U+Oxn)

212 Surely we're approaching the limit of the math puns now.
Posted by: She Hobbit

They'll haul a few more. Ass in tote.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 02, 2022 11:09 PM (ybIRR)

The limit does not exist!

Posted by: LASue at July 02, 2022 11:51 PM (Ed8Zd)

213 I guess I liked blondie herself more than the music. Yeah she wasn't a total smoke show, but she oooozed chick. I never met her, but I do have one of her old guitar player's speaker cab. I would like to think she sat her ass on it every so often. lol
Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division

Sometimes there is just something about them. Karen O is like that for me, I don't think she is like insanely hot but she just oozes sexuality charisma and confidence on stage.

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 11:51 PM (MGB5H)

214 Rapture was the first rap song that went to number one on the charts

No sharts

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:51 PM (WF/xn)

215 I had a creative writing course in collage. One assignment was to write a letter to a celebrity. You were graded on the letter and whether you got a response. I wrote to Jill St. John (this was probably around 1964 or 5). My letter was full of double entendres, which my youngish female professor liked. Got a good grade on the letter but since I never mailed it, not so much on the response. Just too lazy to go to the post office.

Posted by: Javems at July 02, 2022 11:52 PM (AmoqO)

216 214 Rapture was the first rap song that went to number one on the charts

No sharts
Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:51 PM (WF/xn)

it was the first rap song that went to number one on the charts.

it was the last rap song that was any damn good.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:53 PM (r46W7)

217 Once had a love and it was a gas

Berzerkers speaker smells like my ass

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:54 PM (WF/xn)

218 El Gato Malo's look at the Swedish Birth Rate Data


http://tinyurl.com/mryrejf8

Progressives: The planet is overpopulated and can really only sustain a couple hundred million people in the long term even though there's 7 or 8 billion now.

Also progressives: Here take this free shot that will protect you from the cold virus that you've got a 99.7% of surviving anyway. Don't worry, it's safe. Government said so.

Posted by: Methos at July 02, 2022 11:54 PM (kOpft)

219 Sometimes there is just something about them. Karen O is like that for me, I don't think she is like insanely hot but she just oozes sexuality charisma and confidence on stage.
Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 11:51 PM (MGB5H)

I had kinda of a thing for Chrissie Hynde, back in the day. You always thought "oh yeah, she'd do it."

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 02, 2022 11:55 PM (r46W7)

220

The head of security at SCOTUS calls on the governators of MD and VA to stop the protests outside the justices' homes, and the governators then call on the unrelenting pheggit Garland to do his job -- if I understand the sitch correctly!

I'm surmising that the regime does not want to be seen hindering the mob for some reason...

Posted by: Zettai at July 02, 2022 11:55 PM (o06DH)

221 or clem burke pissed on that cabinet? who knows.

Posted by: esquincle at July 02, 2022 11:55 PM (3Yj85)

222 I had kinda of a thing for Chrissie Hynde, back in the day. You always thought "oh yeah, she'd do it."
Posted by: Tom Servo

I never realized she was so involved with the rise of the Sex Pistols

Posted by: BruceWayne at July 02, 2022 11:57 PM (MGB5H)

223 I should get out my wacom.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 02, 2022 11:57 PM (ybIRR)

224 Always had a crush on Ann Wilson from Heart. Also Terri Nunn

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:57 PM (WF/xn)

225 had a creative writing course in collage. One assignment was to write a letter to a celebrity. You were graded on the letter and whether you got a response. I wrote to Jill St. John (this was probably around 1964 or 5). My letter was full of double entendres, which my youngish female professor liked. Got a good grade on the letter but since I never mailed it, not so much on the response. Just too lazy to go to the post office.



there was a comeidannette doing a bit about how she was an english teacher, assigned the students to write something romantic, then some student wrote about doing her

Posted by: confederatefifth at July 02, 2022 11:58 PM (qXciB)

226 Once had a love and it was a gas

Berzerkers speaker smells like my ass

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:54 PM (WF/xn)

Well not any more. I owned it for a while so her ass print unfortunately had been definitely over sprayed a few times. I got a pretty graphic story of that cab, a chick, and my old bass player. In that instance it didn't involve me, but just damn...

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 02, 2022 11:59 PM (VwHCD)

227 Looks like the birth rate dropped precipitously about the same time birth control pills came out.

Thank goodness for that.

It allowed women to leave the fulfilling, enriching exercise of having and raising children so that they could focus on working for soulless corporations doing unrewarding and meaningless work whilst putting downward pressure on their husbands' salary requirements to the point of necessitating a two income household.

It's really worked out well.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 03, 2022 12:01 AM (NSWcw)

228 Always had a crush on Ann Wilson from Heart. Also Terri Nunn

Posted by: Hatari Somewhere on Ventura Highway at July 02, 2022 11:57 PM (WF/xn)

Terri Nunn back in the day was special.

Posted by: Berserker-Dragonheads Division at July 03, 2022 12:01 AM (VwHCD)

229 Okay:

Pants off!
Underwear off!
PJ's on!
Time for a plate of pizza rolls and Mark Felton youtube videos.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at July 03, 2022 12:01 AM (P7EjO)

230 Well, I had a busy workshop day today. Cloudy and a little cool, good day to work outside. I am rendering out my '98 Dodge Dakota pickup, with a plan to possibly put a Studebaker pickup cab and box on the chassis. The Dodge box and front fenders and cab are all rusted out.

Pickup box is off, and is now placed in a convenient place to act as my scrap iron bin. Front fenders are off, as is the hood. Doors are off, seats out, and the dash is mostly out. Found about 40 cents in change.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 03, 2022 12:03 AM (ftr1N)

231 I noticed something, but it could be my imagination:

Looks like the pro-choice demonstrators are now purposefully putting a few normal looking women in front.

The ones who fit the conservative, pro-life stereotype of them-- green hair; 50 lbs overweight; lots of tats & body piercing-- have been displaced from leading their street theatre.

Like I say, it could be my imagination.

Posted by: mnw at July 03, 2022 12:03 AM (NLIak)

232 >>> 227 Looks like the birth rate dropped precipitously about the same time birth control pills came out.

Thank goodness for that.

It allowed women to leave the fulfilling, enriching exercise of having and raising children so that they could focus on working for soulless corporations doing unrewarding and meaningless work whilst putting downward pressure on their husbands' salary requirements to the point of necessitating a two income household.

It's really worked out well.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger at July 03, 2022 12:01 AM (NSWcw)

Think of the income tax revenue!

Posted by: leftists at July 03, 2022 12:04 AM (llON8)

233 >>> [birth control pills] It allowed women to leave the fulfilling, enriching exercise of having and raising children so that they could focus on working for soulless corporations doing unrewarding and meaningless work whilst putting downward pressure on their husbands' salary requirements to the point of necessitating a two income household.

It's really worked out well.
Posted by: Bitter Clinger
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Conspiratorial it is.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 03, 2022 12:06 AM (DNB4D)

234 231 I noticed something, but it could be my imagination:

Looks like the pro-choice demonstrators are now purposefully putting a few normal looking women in front.

The ones who fit the conservative, pro-life stereotype of them-- green hair; 50 lbs overweight; lots of tats & body piercing-- have been displaced from leading their street theatre.

Like I say, it could be my imagination.
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